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Interpreting Quantitative Data

Interpreting Quantitative Data

  • Author: David Byrne
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446230287
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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How do quantitative methods help us to acquire knowledge of the real world? What are the `do's' and `don'ts' of effective quantitative research? This refreshing and accessible book provides students with a novel and useful resource for doing quantitative research. It offers students a guide on how to: interpret the complex reality of the social world; achieve effective measurement; understand the use of official statistics; use social surveys; understand probability and quantitative reasoning; interpret measurements; apply linear modelling; understand simulation and neural nets; and integrate quantitative and qualitative modelling in the research process. Jargon-free and written with the needs of students in mind, the book will be required reading for students interested in using quantitative research methods.

Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics

  • Author: Rachad Antonius
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 144627182X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
  • View: 6185
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The second edition of Interpreting Quantitative Data with IBM SPSS Statistics is an invaluable resource for students analysing quantitative data for the first time. The book clearly sets out a range of statistical techniques and their common applications, explaining their logic and links to the research process. It also shows how SPSS can be used as a tool to aid analysis. Key features of the second edition include: - new chapters on one-way and two-way ANOVA, the Chi-square test and linear regression. - SPSS lab sessions following each chapter which demonstrate how SPSS can be used in practice - sets of exercises and 'real-life' examples to aid teaching and learning - lists of key terms to aid revision and further reading to enhance students' understanding - an improved text design making the book easier to navigate - a companion website with answers to the labs and exercises, along with additional data sets and powerpoint slides

Interpreting Quantitative Data with SPSS

Interpreting Quantitative Data with SPSS

  • Author: Rachad Antonius
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761973997
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 306
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This is a textbook for introductory courses in quantitative research methods across the social sciences. It offers a detailed explanation of introductory statistical techniques and presents an overview of the contexts in which they should be applied.

Research Skills for Management Studies

Research Skills for Management Studies

  • Author: Alan Berkeley Thomas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134491859
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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The recent growth of interest in the systematic study of management has transformed a once neglected area of research into one that now attracts a huge number of postgraduate students. Despite this, there has been a distinct lack of research guides tailored specifically for management studies. Designed as a comprehensive introduction to the main phases of a research project, this textbook fills that void. It leads students from the very first stage of initiation through to final publication, considering the nature of research skills and the fundamental elements of the research process, whilst exploring the institutional context in which management research is carried out. Taking current debates and the surrounding philosophical and strategic issues in hand, this book combines the key theories with the best practical advice to offer a completely rounded introduction to the topic. It includes guidance and specific reference to real management research projects, as well as case examples, activities and further reading lists, and is essential reading for anyone undertaking a management studies research project.

Methode und Messung in der Soziologie

Methode und Messung in der Soziologie

  • Author: Aaron V. Cicourcel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518276990
  • Category:
  • Page: 316
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Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health

Norms for Fitness, Performance, and Health

  • Author: Jay Hoffman
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 9780736054836
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 221
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Suitable for students in sport and exercise science. This book includes normative data for various aspects of fitness, such as strength, endurance, anaerobic and aerobic capacity, body composition, flexibility, speed and agility. It also looks at health norms to measure cardiovascular values, blood lipids, bone density and energy expenditure.

Assessing Intelligence in Children and Adolescents

Assessing Intelligence in Children and Adolescents

A Practical Guide

  • Author: John H. Kranzler,Randy G. Floyd
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 146251121X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 258
  • View: 459
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"Subject Areas/Keywords: adolescents, assessments, children, cognitive assessment, elementary, giftedness, intellectual assessment, intellectual disabilities, intelligence testing, IQ, learning disabilities, psychological assessment reports, psychometrics, response to intervention, RTI, school psychology, secondary, SLD, specific learning disability, tests"--

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing

  • Author: Russell W. Belk
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1847204120
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 608
  • View: 1856
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A rare and much needed compilation of some thought-provoking papers in the area of qualitative research in marketing, this book is a must have for anyone pursuing the discipline of marketing research, scholars intent on the pursuit of qualitative inquiry as well as practising professionals looking for innovative approaches to research. Global Business Review Belk has compiled an exhaustive collection of contributions from scholars and practitioners throughout North America and Europe. . . . This extremely informative volume spans the full array of qualitative research areas. . . . Highly recommended. S.D. Clark, Choice The Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Marketing offers both basic and advanced treatments intended to serve academics, students, and marketing research professionals. The 42 chapters begin with a history of qualitative methods in marketing by Sidney Levy and continue with detailed discussions of current thought and practice in: research paradigms such as grounded theory and semiotics research contexts such as advertising and brands data collection methods such as projectives and netnography data analysis methods such as metaphoric and visual analyses presentation topics such as videography and reflexivity applications such as ZMET applied to Broadway plays and depth interviews with executives special issues such as multi-sited ethnography and research on sensitive topics. Authors include leading scholars and practitioners from North America and Europe. They draw on a wealth of experience using well-established as well as emerging qualitative research methods. The result is a thorough, timely, and useful Handbook that will educate, inspire, and serve as standard reference for marketing academics and practitioners alike.

The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence

The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence

  • Author: D. V. L. Smith,J. H. Fletcher
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470020296
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
  • View: 7035
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The Art and Science of Interpreting Market Research Evidence offers a complete account of the way today's researchers interpret evidence and apply it to decision making. David Smith and Jonathan Fletcher show how to assess your current deciphering processes, and present an innovative framework integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches for analysing complex data-sets. With its holistic approach to interpretation and its 10-step process for making it work in practice, this book will equip you with a deep understanding of data analysis and ultimately improve your judgment to produce better business decisions. "This is modern commercial research, where the mind of the researcher is finally acknowledged as admissible data. Prior knowledge, pragmatism, experience are all robust grist to the 'holistic' research mill. A must-read for anyone getting to grips with 21st century market research." Virginia Valentine, Semiotic Solutions

The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability

  • Author: Mark Bovens,Robert E. Goodin,Thomas Schillemans
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191002577
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 800
  • View: 643
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Over the past two decades public accountability has become not only an icon in political, managerial, and administrative discourse but also the object of much scholarly analysis across a broad range of social and administrative sciences. This handbook provides a state of the art overview of recent scholarship on public accountability. It collects, consolidates, and integrates an upsurge of inquiry currently scattered across many disciplines and subdisciplines. It provides a one-stop-shop on the subject, not only for academics who study accountability, but also for practitioners who are designing, adjusting, or struggling with mechanisms for accountable governance. Drawing on the best scholars in the field from around the world, The Oxford Handbook of Public Accountability showcases conceptual and normative as well as the empirical approaches in public accountability studies. In addition to giving an overview of scholarly research in a variety of disciplines, it takes stock of a wide range of accountability mechanisms and practices across the public, private and non-profit sectors, making this volume a must-have for both practitioners and scholars, both established and new to the field.

Konfiguration und Präferenz kultureller Werte in Europa

Konfiguration und Präferenz kultureller Werte in Europa

Eine Sekundäranalyse mit dem European Social Survey

  • Author: Christian Vollmer
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3638783448
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 119
  • View: 9938
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Die Auseinandersetzung mit den Werten einer Gesellschaft stellt eine beinahe traditionelle Arbeitsrichtung in der Soziologie dar. Die Einigung Europas und die daraus für die Wertedebatte resultierenden neuen Impulse bilden den sehr aktuellen Hintergrund dieser Diplomarbeit. Es wird zunächst der Wertebegriff definiert und der Stand der sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung beschrieben. Im weiteren Verlauf nimmt das von Shalom Schwartz entwickelte zehndimensionale Wertekonzept eine besondere Stellung ein. Während der Autor den von Schwartz vorgeschlagenen Wertedimensionen folgt, meldet er in Bezug auf die von Schwartz behauptete Universalität der Wertestrukturen Bedenken an. Diese Debatte wird durchaus kompetent und überzeugend (S. 18f.) geführt. Später (S. 43ff.) wird diese These dann quasi den Stoff für die im empirischen Teil zu bearbeitenden Hypothesen liefern. Im dritten Abschnitt versucht der Autor, emergenztheoretische Argumente in mehreren Stufen auf die Werteforschung anzuwenden. Auch in diesem Abschnitt erweist er sich damit als ein sachkundiger Kenner der Literatur, der es auf stilistisch einwandfreie Art und Weise vermag, die aufgegriffenen Fragen zu systematisieren. Der Autor vermutet (S. 43), dass Unterschiede stärker zwischen den Gesellschaften als innerhalb einer Gesellschaft auftreten werden. Zweitens soll geprüft werden, ob die gesellschaftlichen Persönlichkeitswerte zwischen den Gesellschaften stärker variieren als die individuellen Persönlichkeitswerte. Der European Social Survey dient als Datengrundlage für die sekundäranalytische Bearbeitung der Hypothesen. Hier weist der Autor zunächst auf mögliche messinstrumentbedingte Verzerrungen (S. 55) hin. Für die Überprüfung der Hypothesen wird die Multidimensionale Skalierung herangezogen. Im Ergebnis werden farbige Europakarten gezeigt, anhand derer sich zeigen lässt, dass die Persönlichkeitswerte systematisch von Gesellschaft zu Gesellschaft variieren und dass dagegen in einem Land benachbarte Regionen ähnliche Persönlichkeitswerte aufweisen. Zur Bestätigung der zweiten Hypothese werden neben Boxplots auch Varianzanalysen herangezogen (S. 75). Neben dem Literaturverzeichnis, einem Anhang mit Abbildungen sowie Tabellen wurde auch die Syntax zur Erstellung der SPSS-Ausdrucke mit in die Diplomarbeit aufgenommen.

Research Methods: The Basics

Research Methods: The Basics

  • Author: Nicholas Walliman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136860991
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
  • View: 7789
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Research Methods: The Basics is an accessible, user-friendly introduction to the different aspects of research theory, methods and practice. Structured in two parts, the first covering the nature of knowledge and the reasons for research, and the second the specific methods used to carry out effective research, this book covers: Structuring and planning a research project The ethical issues involved in research Different types of data and data quality Analysing and organising data to draw sound conclusions Writing up and displaying data in effective ways @text:Complete with a glossary of key terms and guides to further reading, this book is an essential text for anyone coming to research for the first time, and is widely relevant across the social sciences and humanities.

Studying Second Language Acquisition from a Qualitative Perspective

Studying Second Language Acquisition from a Qualitative Perspective

  • Author: Danuta Gabryś-Barker,Adam Wojtaszek
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319083538
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 218
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This book presents a selection of empirical papers dealing with second and multiple language acquisition, in which qualitative research methodology is employed. Each of the studies reported in individual chapters is based on a solid theoretical background and an overview of studies in a given area. Although the main focus is on qualitative methods, some of the papers demonstrate the complementarity of quantitative and qualitative approaches in studying language acquisition.

Incorporating Progress Monitoring and Outcome Assessment Into Counseling and Psychotherapy

Incorporating Progress Monitoring and Outcome Assessment Into Counseling and Psychotherapy

A Primer

  • Author: Scott T. Meier
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 019935667X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 218
  • View: 7780
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"Incorporating Progress Monitoring and Outcome Assessment into Counseling and Psychotherapy helps clinicians, students, and researchers learn how to employ and interpret PMOA measures"--

Taxation

Taxation

A Fieldwork Research Handbook

  • Author: Lynne Oats
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136333673
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 264
  • View: 2889
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Taxation is a subject of enquiry that cuts across a range of disciplines, including law, economics, politics, psychology, history and accountancy, to name a few. However, research into taxation as a social and institutional phenomenon – rather than as abstraction from the real world – is largely neglected. Taxation: A Fieldwork Research Handbook opens up new avenues of enquiry in the research of taxation by offering suggestions on how research might be conducted into actual tax practice, rather than abstract models. This book: Introduces tax as a field of enormous potential for research to all social scientists Explains the methodological issues relating to tax research Provides new opportunities for tax researchers to widen the scope of their enquiries Encourages researchers to think differently about this subject Given the importance of taxation to modern society, not only as a revenue raising mechanism, but also as a tool of governance used to influence social actors, this unique text is a vital read for any social science researcher interested in this subject.

Educational Research, Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Educational Research, Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Statistics, Statistics

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1467200344
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 77
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Educational Research, Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research. In this book, you will learn topics such as Reviewing the Literature, Specifying a Purpose and Research Question/Hypothesis, Collecting Quantitative Data, and Analyzing and Interpreting Quantitative Data plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

A Student's Guide to Methodology

A Student's Guide to Methodology

Justifying Enquiry

  • Author: Peter Clough,Cathy Nutbrown
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761974222
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 212
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`I believe this book would work well for a variety of methodology courses, and I would direct students and colleagues to use it' - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Analyzing and Interpreting Ethnographic Data

Analyzing and Interpreting Ethnographic Data

  • Author: Margaret Diane LeCompte,Jean J. Schensul
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 9780761989745
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 243
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Book Five of the Ethnographer's Toolkit series provides the reader with a variety of methods for transforming piles of fieldnotes, observations, audio and videotapes, questionnaires, surveys, documents, maps, and other kinds of data into research results that help people understand their world more fully and facilitate problem solving. Using methods common to qualitative and quantitative methods, this slim volume discusses ways of organizing, retrieving, rendering manageable, and interpreting the data through everything from simple statistics to narratives, graphic representation to triangulation. The volume keeps a continuous focus on producing results that can be used in policy and programmatic settings.

Corpus-linguistic Applications

Corpus-linguistic Applications

Current Studies, New Directions

  • Author: Stefan Thomas Gries,Stefanie Wulff,Mark Davies
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9042028009
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 260
  • View: 6351
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This volume provides an overview of four currently booming areas in the discipline of corpus linguistics. The first section is concerned with studies of the history and development of morphological and syntactic phenomena in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. The second section contains case studies investigating the functions and contexts of use of different morphological and syntactic forms in English, Spanish, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese. The third section contains studies in the field of genre and register from settings as diverse as health, call center, academic, and legal discourse. The final section features papers refining existing, and exploring new, corpus-linguistic methods: dispersions, text mining, corpus similarity, as well as the development of extraction patterns and the evaluation of tagging methods.

Interpreting Qualitative Data

Interpreting Qualitative Data

  • Author: David Silverman
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473916631
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 520
  • View: 4697
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In this fifth edition of his field-defining text, David Silverman, a true guru of qualitative research, walks the reader through the basics of gathering and analyzing qualitative data. The book offers beginners unrivalled hands-on guidance to help them get the best out of a research methods course or research project. New to the fifth edition: A streamlined structure to aid navigation and guide readers smoothly through the research process. A new chapter on generalizing from case-study research which addresses the perennial issue of ‘how many cases do you need?’ New material on doing qualitative research online and the ethics of internet research. Additional sections covering organizational documents and documents of everyday life, including blogs and diaries. Many more recent case study examples drawn from a broad range of disciplines including business, education, social work and geography as well as health studies. A new and improved companion website, full of additional resources for students and lecturers. This is the perfect companion for all those new to qualitative research. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.