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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
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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

Interpreting Quantitative Data

  • Author: David Byrne
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761962625
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
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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 SPSS

Interpreting Quantitative Data with SPSS

  • Author: Rachad Antonius
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761973982
  • 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.

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.

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.

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services

  • Author: Jeane W. Anastas
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231529287
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 608
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Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates a range of research techniques into a single epistemological framework and presents a balanced approach to the teaching of research methods in the "helping professions." Jeane W. Anastas begins with a discussion of the different philosophical perspectives within which social research occurs and continues with problem formulation, research design, and methodological issues influencing data collection, analysis, and dissemination. She presents both fixed (quantitative) and flexible (qualitative) methods of research, granting legitimacy, value, utility, and relevance to both styles of inquiry. Utilizing complete case studies to illustrate different methodological approaches, Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates material on women and people of color, and draws attention to the ways racism, heterosexism, sexism, and classism affect the conceptualization and conduct of research. Anastas not only exposes these biases but actively addresses the experiences, needs, and concerns of clients of both genders and different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures, and classes.

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
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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: 9393
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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
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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

Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies

Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies

A Call for Dialogue Between Research and Practice

  • Author: Claudia V. Angelelli,Holly E. Jacobson
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027231907
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 386
  • View: 4661
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"Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies" examines issues of measurement that are essential to translation and interpreting. Conceptualizing testing both as a process and a product, the collection of papers explores these issues across languages and settings (including university classrooms, research projects, the private sector, and professional associations). The authors have approached their chapters from different perspectives using a variety of methods, some focusing on very specific variables, and others providing a much broader overview of the issues at hand. Chapters range from a discussion of the measurement of text cohesion in translation; the measurement of interactional competence in interpreting; the use of a particular scale to measure interpreters renditions to the application of a specific approach to grading or general program assessment (such as interpreter or translator certification at the national level or program admissions processes). These studies point to the need for greater integration of research and practice in the specific area of testing and assessment and are a welcome addition to the field."

Evaluating the Impact of Training and Institutional Development Programs

Evaluating the Impact of Training and Institutional Development Programs

A Collaborative Approach

  • Author: Suzanne Taschereau
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780821337004
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 85
  • View: 9991
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This manual focuses on measuring the effects of training and institutional development programs on individuals, the organizations or economic sectors in which they work, and the welfare of the larger community. It presents a conceptual framework as well as real-life examples drawn from evaluations of the Economic Development Institute's learning and capacity-building programs in the developing world. It provides practical advice on developing evaluation plans, designing questionnaires, conducting interviews, analyzing data, reporting findings, and making recommendations. Emphasis is placed on the active participation of stakeholders throughout the process.

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: 9942
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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.

The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for Professional-Course Examinations

The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for Professional-Course Examinations

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pearson Education India
  • ISBN: 9788131715017
  • Category:
  • Page: 252
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Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research

Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social & Behavioral Research

  • Author: Abbas Tashakkori,Charles Teddlie
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761920731
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 768
  • View: 1978
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"The Handbook provides both philosophical and practical foundations for using mixed methods in social science inquiry. Theory about mixing methods is nicely balanced and illustrated with concrete examples. All aspects of inquiry are covered from conceptualizing research to selecting methods, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings. The Handbook offers the most comprehensive review of mixed methods available anywhere. It will be a definitive reference for a long time to come." --MICHAEL QUINN PATTON, The Union Institute and Utilization-Focused Evaluation Written so that it can be used either as a pedagogical tool or as a reference for researchers, the book is rich in examples and includes a glossary, easy-to-follow diagrams, and tables to help readers become more familiar with the language and controversies in this evolving area.

Interpreting Data

Interpreting Data

A First Course in Statistics

  • Author: A J B Anderson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780412295706
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 240
  • View: 5775
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Textbook for first-year students. Reviews the criteria for the design of questionaires, planned experiments and surveys; also, considers research methodology in general. Application areas range over economic and social studies, demography, epidemiology and the life sciences in general. Available in paper at $24. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Research Methods: The Basics

Research Methods: The Basics

  • Author: Nicholas Walliman
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136860991
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
  • View: 6028
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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.

Analysing Quantitative Data

Analysing Quantitative Data

Variable-based and Case-based Approaches to Non-experimental Datasets

  • Author: Raymond A Kent
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473917913
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
  • View: 5604
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy This innovative book provides a fresh take on quantitative data analysis within the social sciences. It presents variable-based and case-based approaches side-by-side encouraging you to learn a range of approaches and to understand which is the most appropriate for your research. Using two multidisciplinary non-experimental datasets throughout, the book demonstrates that data analysis is really an active dialogue between ideas and evidence. Each dataset is returned to throughout the chapters enabling you to see the role of the researcher in action; it also showcases the difference between each approach and the significance of researchers’ decisions that must be made as you move through your analysis. The book is divided into four clear sections: Data and their presentation Variable-based analyses Case-based analyses Comparing and combining approaches Clear, original and written for students this book should be compulsory reading for anyone looking to conduct non-experimental quantitative data analysis.

Taxation

Taxation

A Fieldwork Research Handbook

  • Author: Lynne Oats
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136333673
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 264
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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.

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