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Analyzing Quantitative Data

Analyzing Quantitative Data

From Description to Explanation

  • Author: Norman Blaikie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761967590
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
  • View: 549
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For social researchers who need to know what procedures to use under what circumstances in practical research projects, this book does not require an indepth understanding of statistical theory.

Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows Versions 8 - 10

Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows Versions 8 - 10

A Beginner's Guide

  • Author: Jeremy J Foster
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761969273
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 252
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A new edition of this best-selling introductory book to cover the latest SPSS versions 8.0 - 10.0 This book is designed to teach beginners how to use SPSS for Windows, the most widely used computer package for analysing quantitative data. Written in a clear, readable and non-technical style the author explains the basics of SPSS including the input of data, data manipulation, descriptive analyses and inferential techniques, including; - creating using and merging data files - creating and printing graphs and charts - parametric tests including t-tests, ANOVA, GLM - correlation, regression and factor analysis - non parametric tests and chi square reliability - obtaining neat print outs and tables - includes a CD-Rom containing example data files, syntax files, output files and Excel spreadsheets.

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

An Investigative Approach

  • Author: Mark Balnaves,Peter Caputi
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761968047
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 257
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Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate to introductory level courses in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historical and contemporary research in the social sciences. The multimedia courseware provides tutorial work on sampling, basic statistics, and techniques for seeking information from databases and other sources. The statistics modules can be used as either part of a detective games or directly in teaching and learning. Brief video lessons in SPSS, using real datasets, are also a feature of the CD-ROM.

The Practice of Market Research

The Practice of Market Research

An Introduction

  • Author: Yvonne McGivern
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • ISBN: 9780273717072
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 548
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McGivern combines high quality theoretical work with clear explanations, real-life examples and practical pointers to provide an ideal companion to any student's research project and an indispensable guidebook for market research practitioners.

Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Paul S. Maxim,Associate Professor Department of Sociology Paul S Maxim
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780195114652
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 405
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Professionals will find this detailed yet concise book to be an excellent reference."--BOOK JACKET.

How To Research

How To Research

  • Author: Blaxter, Loraine,Hughes, Christina,Tight, Malcolm
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 033523867X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 315
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How to Research is a clear and accessible guide to the business of doing a research project. It systematically takes the reader through from the planning to the writing up and finishing off. The new edition of this book will include:

Doing Your Education Research Project

Doing Your Education Research Project

  • Author: Neil Burton,Mark Brundrett,Marion Jones
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446293165
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 264
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If you are a trainee teacher or experienced practitioner new to research, or are simply wondering how to get started on your education research project, this practical book will be your guide. The authors offer simple steps to ensure that you ask the key questions in the most effective way possible. The book guides you through the entire research process: from clarifying the context and conceptual background, to presenting and analysing the evidence gathered. Supported by examples, checklists and diagrams, this fully revised and updated edition includes a wealth of information on: Research design Evidence gathering techniques Practitioner research Ethics Data analysis techniques. This book will be valuable to anyone begining a research or a professional or a professional or school development project, whatever stage they are at within the teaching community, from training for QTS, higher degree, or in need of evidence-backed decisions for the strategic development of their school.

Designing Social Research

Designing Social Research

The Logic of Anticipation

  • Author: Norman Blaikie
  • Publisher: Polity
  • ISBN: 9780745617671
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
  • View: 8620
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This accessible text presents a comprehensive and integrated scheme for preparing research designs and proposals.

Applying Regression and Correlation

Applying Regression and Correlation

A Guide for Students and Researchers

  • Author: Jeremy Miles,Mark Shevlin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761962304
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 253
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This book takes a fresh look at applying regression analysis in the behavioural sciences by introducing the reader to regression analysis through a simple model-building approach. The authors start with the basics and begin by re-visiting the mean, and the standard deviation, with which most readers will already be familiar, and show that they can be thought of a least squares model. The book then shows that this least squares model is actually a special case of a regression analysis and can be extended to deal with first one, and then more than one independent variable. Extending the model from the mean to a regression analysis provides a powerful, but simple, way of thinking about what students believe

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Academic libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Analyzing Quantitative Data

Analyzing Quantitative Data

An Introduction for Social Researchers

  • Author: Debra Wetcher-Hendricks
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118626117
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 414
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A user-friendly, hands-on guide to recognizing and conducting proper research techniques in data collection Offering a unique approach to numerical research methods, Analyzing Quantitative Data: An Introduction for Social Researchers presents readers with the necessary statistical applications for carrying out the key phases of conducting and evaluating a research project. The book guides readers through the steps of data analysis, from organizing raw data to utilizing descriptive statistics and tests of significance, drawing valid conclusions, and writing research reports. The author successfully provides a presentation that is accessible and hands-on rather than heavily theoretical, outlining the key quantitative processes and the use of software to successfully draw valid conclusions from gathered data. In its discussion of methods for organizing data, the book includes suggestions for coding and entry into spreadsheets or databases while also introducing commonly used descriptive statistics and clarifying their roles in data analysis. Next, inferential statistics is explored in-depth with explanations of and instructions for performing chi-square tests, t-tests, analyses of variance, correlation and regression analyses, and a number of advanced statistical procedures. Each chapter contains explanations of when to use the tests described, relevant formulas, and sample computations. The book concludes with guidance on extracting meaningful conclusions from statistical tests and writing research reports that describe procedures and analyses. Throughout the book, Statistical Resources for SPSS® sections provide fundamental instruction for using SPSS® to obtain the results presented. Where necessary, the author provides basic theoretical explanations for distributions and background information regarding formulas. Each chapter concludes with practice problems, and a related website features derivations of the book's formulas along with additional resources for performing the discussed processes. Analyzing Quantitative Data is an excellent book for social sciences courses on data analysis and research methods at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference for applied statisticians and practitioners working in the fields of education, medicine, business and public service who analyze, interpret, and evaluate data in their daily work.

Statistics For People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Statistics For People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

  • Author: Neil J Salkind
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 9780761927884
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 403
  • View: 9912
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This Second Edition of the bestselling text teaches an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. Researchers and students who find themselves uncomfortable with the analysis portion of their work will appreciate this book’s unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Salkind takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. In addition, there is coverage of SPSS (and data sets for hands-on experience), and a review of more advanced statistical techniques, such as reliability, validity, introductory non-parametric statistics, and more.

Fundamentals of Social Statistics

Fundamentals of Social Statistics

  • Author: Kirk W. Elifson,Philip Luck
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • ISBN: 9780072904109
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 190
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This text provides a complete introduction to a wide variety of statistical techniques frequently used in the social and behavioral sciences. Adapted from the best-selling behavioral science statistics text, Fundamentals of Behavioral Statistics by Runyon and Haber, Elifson's text provides the reader with an general introduction, an overview of descriptive statistics, and complete coverage of inferential statistics. Many examples of real life issues present statistics as part of a larger social reality as opposed to a vacuum; Current topics such as HIV/AIDS, health, gender, race, inequality, and crime make statistics relevant for students. In its third edition, the text features an emphasis on the interpretation of data, particularly computer analysis using SPSS, the leading package for statistical analysis.

Modern Research Methods for the Study of Behavior in Organizations

Modern Research Methods for the Study of Behavior in Organizations

  • Author: Jose M. Cortina,Ronald S. Landis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135068453
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 502
  • View: 5314
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The goal of the chapters in this SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series volume is to challenge researchers to break away from the rote application of traditional methodologies and to capitalize upon the wealth of data collection and analytic strategies available to them. In that spirit, many of the chapters in this book deal with methodologies that encourage organizational scientists to re-conceptualize phenomena of interest (e.g., experience sampling, catastrophe modeling), employ novel data collection strategies (e.g., data mining, Petri nets), and/or apply sophisticated analytic techniques (e.g., latent class analysis). The editors believe that these chapters provide compelling solutions for the complex problems faced by organizational researchers.

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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Analysing change

Analysing change

measurement and explanation using longitudinal data

  • Author: Ian Plewis
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471104445
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 182
  • View: 4618
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A guide to the analysis of quantitative longitudinal data, emphasizing the difficult conceptual problems of measuring change with social science data. Aids in the construction of causal models using 'real' longitudinal data from a broad range of contexts in the social sciences, including data relevant to educationalists, social and developmental psychologists, social administrators, sociologists, and political scientists.

Qualitative Interviews

Qualitative Interviews

  • Author: Sabina Misoch
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110354616
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 301
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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.

Multiple Regression

Multiple Regression

A Primer

  • Author: Paul D. Allison
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 9780761985334
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 202
  • View: 7178
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Presenting topics in the form of questions and answers, this popular supplemental text offers a brief introduction on multiple regression on a conceptual level. Author Paul D. Allison answers the most essential questions (such as how to read and interpret multiple regression tables and how to critique multiple regression results) in the early chapters, and then tackles the less important ones (for instance, those arising from multicollinearity) in the later chapters. With this organization, readers can stop at the end of any chapter and still feel like they've already gotten the meat of the subject.

Fundamentals of Social Statistics

Fundamentals of Social Statistics

  • Author: Kirk W. Elifson,Cram101 Textbook Reviews,Richard P. Runyon
  • Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781428813748
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 96
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Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative Data Analysis

  • Author: Matthew B. Miles,A. Michael Huberman,Johnny Saldaña
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452257876
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 381
  • View: 3968
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The Third Edition of Miles & Huberman's classic research methods text is updated and streamlined by Johnny Saldaña, author of The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. Several of the data display strategies from previous editions are now presented in re-envisioned and reorganized formats to enhance reader accessibility and comprehension. The Third Edition’s presentation of the fundamentals of research design and data management is followed by five distinct methods of analysis: exploring, describing, ordering, explaining, and predicting. Miles and Huberman's original research studies are profiled and accompanied with new examples from Saldaña's recent qualitative work. The book's most celebrated chapter, "Drawing and Verifying Conclusions," is retained and revised, and the chapter on report writing has been greatly expanded, and is now called “Writing About Qualitative Research.” Comprehensive and authoritative, Qualitative Data Analysis has been elegantly revised for a new generation of qualitative researchers.