Quantitative Research Methods for Professionals

Author: W. Paul Vogt

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205359134

Category: Education

Page: 334

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This concise text discusses a wide range of quantitative research methods, including advanced techniques such as logic regression, multilevel modeling, and structural equation modeling. Because the text emphasizes concepts rather than mathematics and computational formulas, it is accessible to a wide range of research users, Professional practitioners in areas such as education, business, social work, and psychology gain an understanding of research methods, enabling them to interpret advanced research in their fields. Features: -Accessibility to readers of any level, including those with no mathematics beyond elementary arithmetic and a limited background in research methods and statistics, as text discusses advanced methods with ease. -Three part organization-The Basics, Advanced Methods, and Specialized Applications-provides instructors the flexibility to choose among advanced techniques and specialized applications. -Real data is used to illustrate and compare the uses of analytic techniques. Students are provided with the data sets so they can use a statistical package to try out the techniques on their own. -Integrated discussions of design and measurement as well as analysis provide students with a complete picture of the entire research process. -Helpful and thoughtful discussion questions help instructors and students probe subjects more deeply and apply the chapters' concepts to topics of particular interest to them. -An informative self-test comprised of multiple-choice and true-false questions concludes each chapter. -An online Instructor's Manual contains discussion of self-test questions and their answers, as well as hundreds of additional field-tested test questions that instructors may use for their examinations. Package this text with [ MyLabSchool Logo ] and Research Navigator-a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!

SAGE Quantitative Research Methods

Author: W Paul Vogt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144627571X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1760

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For more than 40 years, SAGE has been one of the leading international publishers of works on quantitative research methods in the social sciences. This new collection provides readers with a representative sample of the best articles in quantitative methods that have appeared in SAGE journals as chosen by W. Paul Vogt, editor of other successful major reference collections such as Selecting Research Methods (2008) and Data Collection (2010). The volumes and articles are organized by theme rather than by discipline. Although there are some discipline-specific methods, most often quantitative research methods cut across disciplinary boundaries. Volume One: Fundamental Issues in Quantitative Research Volume Two: Measurement for Causal and Statistical Inference Volume Three: Alternatives to Hypothesis Testing Volume Four: Complex Designs for a Complex World

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0205359132

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Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781428858626

Category: Education

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Quantitative Methods for Health Research

A Practical Interactive Guide to Epidemiology and Statistics

Author: Bruce,Daniel Pope,Debbi Stanistreet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111869337X

Category: Medical

Page: 552

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Quantitative Research Methods for Health Professionals: APractical Interactive Course is a superb introductionto epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methodology for thewhole health care community. Drawing examples from a wide range of health research, thispractical handbook covers important contemporary health researchmethods such as survival analysis, Cox regression, andmeta-analysis, the understanding of which go beyond introductoryconcepts. The book includes self-assessment exercises throughout to helpstudents explore and reflect on their understanding and a cleardistinction is made between a) knowledge and concepts that allstudents should ensure they understand and b) those that can bepursued by students who wish to do so. The authors incorporate a program of practical exercises in SPSSusing a prepared data set that helps to consolidate the theory anddevelop skills and confidence in data handling, analysis andinterpretation.

The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology

A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

Author: W. Paul Vogt,R. Burke Johnson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483381781

Category: Reference

Page: 520

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Written in a clear, readable style with a wide range of explanations and examples, The SAGE Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology, Fifth Edition by W. Paul Vogt and R. Burke Johnson is a must-have dictionary that reflects recent changes in the fields of statistics and methodology. Packed with 500 new definitions, terms, and graphics, the Fifth Edition is an ideal reference for researchers and professionals in the field and provides everything students need to read and understand a research report, including elementary terms, concepts, methodology, and design definitions, as well as concepts from qualitative research methods and terms from theory and philosophy.

Research Methods for Sport Management

Author: James Skinner,Allan Edwards,Ben Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135147965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through the use of examples, cases and data taken from the real world of sport management it opens up a traditionally dry area of study, helping the student to understand the vital importance of sound methodology in their studies and subsequent professional practice. The book covers the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods across the whole span of the research process, from research design and the literature review to data analysis and report writing. Every chapter contains a range of useful features to aid student learning, including summaries, discussion questions and guides to further resources, as well as examples drawn from contemporary sport around the world. Research Methods for Sport Management is an essential course text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.

The SAGE Handbook of Innovation in Social Research Methods

Author: Malcolm Williams,W Paul Vogt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209636

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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Social research is a bourgeoning field. Of course it has many traditions and approaches, but there is a high premium upon thinking differently and thinking anew because social life is never static or wholly predictable. The Handbook, edited by internationally recognized scholars, provides a comprehensive, pitch-perfect critical assessment of the field. The main features of the Handbook are: Clear organization into 4 parts dealing with The Social Context of Research; Design and Data Collection; Integrating The Analysis of New Data Types; Sampling, Inference and Measurement Clear, cutting edge chapters on Objectivity; Causation; Organizing Social Research; Correspondence Analysis; Grounded Theory; Conversational Surveys; Mixed Methods; Meta-Analysis; Optimal Matching Analysis; GIS Analysis; Quantitative Narrative Analysis; Longitudinal Studies; SEM; MLM; Qualitative Comparative Analysis; Respondent Driven Sampling Brings together a glittering assembly of the key figures working in the field of research methods Demonstrates the continuities and productive tensions between classical traditions and real world research. The result is a superbly organized text which will be required reading for anyone interested in the routes and future of social research. It is an unparalleled teaching resource and a 'must have' for serious social researchers.

Fundamentals of Research Methodology for Health Care Professionals

Author: Hilla Brink,Christa Van der Walt,Gisela Van Rensburg

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702166808

Category: Medical

Page: 226

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An introduction to research methodology, this textbook contains conceptual and nontechnical descriptions of the methods used by researchers in medical experimentation. Each step of the research process is explained and illustrated with examples from practice. This revised second edition also has expanded sections on clinical research methods, action research, Web resources, and current scenarios.

Research Methods for Students, Academics and Professionals

Information Management and Systems

Author: Kirsty Williamson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 178063420X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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Research is such an important subject for information professionals that there will always be a need for effective guides to it. Research skills are a prerequisite for those who want to work successfully in information environments, an essential set of tools which enable information workers to become information professionals. This book focuses on producing critical consumers of research. It also goes some way towards producing researchers in the fields of information management and systems. The first edition of this book was enthusiastically received by researchers, students and information professionals in Australia and beyond. Reviews of the first edition considered it a “a worthwhile addition to any information professional’s or research student’s reference shelf (Archives & Manuscripts). This new edition has an additional chapter on ethics, to address the importance of the ethical implications of research. It also has (as did the first edition) two unique characteristics: it is Australian-focused, distinctive among research texts for information professionals; and it has a multi-disciplinary focus, with its authors being drawn from information management (librarianship, archives and recordkeeping) and information systems. The numerous examples throughout the book are drawn from these multiple disciplines. The first edition of this book was road-tested with students from several disciplines who are studying in several universities. Its Introduction noted that "In research terms, the content have been refereed and found to be authoritative!" To this can be added the many satisfied users of the first edition.

Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition

Author: Lynn Silipigni Connaway,Ronald R. Powell

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588685

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

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Addressed to practicing librarians and other information professionals, as well as master's and doctoral students in LIS programs, Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition specifically covers the research methodologies likely to be used by librarians, providing guidance on designing and conducting research and publishing research results. ||Like its predecessors, this fifth edition is exceptionally comprehensive. Content has been thoroughly updated and sections have been added on social networking and other web-based research methods and techniques. The book emphasizes quantitative research, including survey and experimental studies. It also gives attention to qualitative research, including historical research. A chapter is devoted to the statistical analysis of research results. Evaluation, writing, and publishing of research reports are considered as well. Coauthored by distinguished researchers in library and information science, the book also includes contributions from experts on qualitative research, domain assumptions of research, and sampling.

Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Author: Jerry Wellington,Marcin Szczerbinski

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826485677

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Genuine one-stop resource including qualitative and quantitive research approaches covering multidisciplinary examples.

Qualitative-quantitative Research Methodology

Exploring the Interactive Continuum

Author: Isadore Newman,Carolyn R. Benz

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809321506

Category: Science

Page: 218

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Through graphic and narrative descriptions, Newman and Benz show research to be a holistic endeavor in the world of inquiry. To clarify their argument, they provide a diagram of the "qualitative-quantitative interactive continuum" showing that qualitative analysis with its feedback loops can easily modify the types of research questions asked in quantitative analysis research and that the quantitative analysis results and its feedback can change what will be asked qualitatively.

Research Methods for Counseling

An Introduction

Author: Robert J. Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452203946

Category: Education

Page: 598

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Research Methods for Counseling: An Introduction provides a rich, culturally sensitive presentation of current research techniques in counseling. Author Robert J. Wright introduces the theory and research involved in research design, measurement, and assessment with an appealingly clear writing style. He addresses ways to meet the requirements of providing the data needed to facilitate evidence-based therapy and interventions with clients, and also explains methods for the evaluation of counseling programs and practices. This comprehensive resource covers a broad range of research methods topics including qualitative research, action research, quantitative research including, sampling and probability, and probability-based hypothesis testing. Coverage of both action research and mixed methods research designs are also included.

Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology

A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

Author: W. Paul Vogt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9780761912743

Category: Reference

Page: 318

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The first edition of this bestselling book helped more than 15,000 social scientists get to grips with statistical terms and methods. Now this useful dictionary has been revised with 600 additional terms compiled from readers′ requests and suggestions. Praise for the First Edition: `Provides excellent value for money - especially for graduate students just being introduced to research methods and marketing practitioners without a strong grounding in research methods who want to read statistically loaded academic research′ - Journal of Marketing Research

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412958400

Category: Social Science

Page: 654

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In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.

Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Walter G. Stephan,W. Paul Vogt

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807744598

Category: Education

Page: 323

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This highly informative book describes in rich detail a wide variety of programs designed to improve intergroup relations. Specific techniques and practices are discussed and the research on the effectiveness of each program is carefully reviewed. In addition, there are chapters on the psychological mechanisms underlying successful programs and organizational practices that improve intergroup relations, as well as an up-to-date review of the overall effectiveness of these programs.

Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

Author: W. Paul Vogt,Elaine R. Vogt,Dianne C. Gardner,Lynne M. Haeffele

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462516041

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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What are the most effective methods to code and analyze data for a particular study? This thoughtful and engaging book reviews the selection criteria for coding and analyzing any set of data--whether qualitative, quantitative, mixed, or visual. The authors systematically explain when to use verbal, numerical, graphic, or combined codes, and when to use qualitative, quantitative, graphic, or mixed-methods modes of analysis. Chapters on each topic are organized so that researchers can read them sequentially or can easily "flip and find" answers to specific questions. Nontechnical discussions of cutting-edge approaches--illustrated with real-world examples--emphasize how to choose (rather than how to implement) the various analyses. The book shows how using the right analysis methods leads to more justifiable conclusions and more persuasive presentations of research results. User-Friendly Features *Chapter-opening preview boxes that highlight useful topics addressed. *End-of-chapter summary tables recapping the 'dos and don'ts' and advantages and disadvantages of each analytic technique. *Annotated suggestions for further reading and technical resources on each topic. See also Vogt et al.'s When to Use What Research Design, which addresses the design and sampling decisions that occur prior to data collection.

Applied Research Methods for Mass Communicators

Author: Joey Reagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780922993451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Finally--A Communication Research Text for Working Professionals! College professors who teach research methods have a number of high quality textbooks from which to choose. But most of these books are focused on how to do social science research. Few, in fact, focus exclusively or heavily on how to use that research in the real world.Applied Research Methods for Mass Communicators is designed to solve this problem. It is designed specifically for college students who plan to work in the fields of advertising, public relations and journalism. The focus of Applied Research Methods is on helping future professionals and managers of communication businesses understand, evaluate and apply the research used in their industries. Real-world examples are used liberally to illustrate the basics of research, which include design, sampling, and data analysis. Other topics covered include: Problem Definition Variables and Variance Research Questions and Hypotheses Relations and Cause & Effect Qualitative and Quantitative Research Data Gather Techniques Questionnaire Design Coding Data and Codebooks Inferential and Descriptive Statistics Analytical Approaches How to Write Research Reports Research Ethics About the Author Joey Reagan (Ph.D. Mass Media, Michigan State University) is a professor in the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, where he teaches communication technologies and research methods. He is author or coauthor of more than 60 publications, papers and reports that have appeared in scholarly communication journals and media industry publications. For the past 25 years he also has been a consultant for media, health and governmental organizations. His latest book is Communication Research Primer: Measuring and Evaluating Organizational Communication, which was published by the International Association of Business Communicators.