Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology

A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

Author: W. Paul Vogt

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761988557

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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A complete sourcebook of simple definitions & explanations of statistical & statistics-related concepts, this book is aimed at providing students with access to the methodological skills of social science research.
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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.
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Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

Author: W. Paul Vogt,R. Burke Johnson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236593

Category: Reference

Page: 456

View: 3702

Written in a clear, readable style with a wide range of explanations and examples, the Fourth Edition of this must-have reference guide has been updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the fields of statistics and methodology. Packed with new terms, synonyms, and graphics, this best-selling dictionary provides readers with everything they need to read and understand a research report, including elementary terms and concepts and methodology and design definitions, as well as concepts from qualitative research methods and terms from theory and philosophy.
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Research: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199802609

Category: Social Science

Page: 24

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Resources for Nursing Research

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Cynthia Clamp,Stephen Gough,Lucy Land

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847877362

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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'The 4th edition of this extensive text is an outstanding resource prepared by nurses (and a librarian) for nurses. In a structured and helpful style it presents thousands of items from the literature - published papers, reports, books and electronic resources - as a clear, accessible, and most of all useful collection. The efforts to signpost and lead the reader to the sought-for information are effective and well-conceived, and the "How to use this book" section is remarkably simple...the book should be found in every nursing and health library, every research institute and centre, and close to many career researchers' desks' - RCN Research This latest edition of Resources for Nursing Research provides a comprehensive bibliography of sources on nursing research, and includes references for books, journal papers and Internet resources. Designed to act as a 'signpost' to available literature in the area, this Fourth Edition covers the disciplines of nursing, health care and the social sciences. Entries are concise, informative and accessible, and are arranged under three main sections: · 'Sources of Literature' covers the process of literature searching, including using libraries and other tools for accessing literature · 'Methods of Inquiry' includes an introduction to research, how to conceptualize and design nursing and health research, measurement and data collection, and the interpretation and presentation of data · 'The Background to Research in Nursing' encompasses the development of nursing research; the profession's responsibilities; the role of government; funding; research roles and careers; and education for research. Fully revised and updated, the Fourth Edition includes just under 3000 entries, of which 90% are new. It has extensive coverage of US, UK literature and other international resources. This new edition will be an essential guide for all those with an interest in nursing research, including students, teachers, librarians, practitioners and researchers.
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Proposals That Work

Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso,Stephen J. Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452216851

Category: Social Science

Page: 383

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Covering all aspects of the proposal process, from the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeking funding, this Sixth Edition has been completely updated and revised to offer clear advice backed up with excellent examples.
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Author: Shannon Graff Hysell

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591585251

Category:

Page: 704

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For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.
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The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis, Second Edition

Author: Jane E. Miller

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022603819X

Category: Reference

Page: 560

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Many different people, from social scientists to government agencies to business professionals, depend on the results of multivariate models to inform their decisions. Researchers use these advanced statistical techniques to analyze relationships among multiple variables, such as how exercise and weight relate to the risk of heart disease, or how unemployment and interest rates affect economic growth. Yet, despite the widespread need to plainly and effectively explain the results of multivariate analyses to varied audiences, few are properly taught this critical skill. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis is the book researchers turn to when looking for guidance on how to clearly present statistical results and break through the jargon that often clouds writing about applications of statistical analysis. This new edition features even more topics and real-world examples, making it the must-have resource for anyone who needs to communicate complex research results. For this second edition, Jane E. Miller includes four new chapters that cover writing about interactions, writing about event history analysis, writing about multilevel models, and the “Goldilocks principle” for choosing the right size contrast for interpreting results for different variables. In addition, she has updated or added numerous examples, while retaining her clear voice and focus on writers thinking critically about their intended audience and objective. Online podcasts, templates, and an updated study guide will help readers apply skills from the book to their own projects and courses. This continues to be the only book that brings together all of the steps involved in communicating findings based on multivariate analysis—finding data, creating variables, estimating statistical models, calculating overall effects, organizing ideas, designing tables and charts, and writing prose—in a single volume. When aligned with Miller’s twelve fundamental principles for quantitative writing, this approach will empower readers—whether students or experienced researchers—to communicate their findings clearly and effectively.
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Tools for Strengths-Based Assessment and Evaluation

Author: Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826107621

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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Catherine Simmons, PhD, LCSW ìDrs. Simmons and Lehmann have given all of us in the helping professionsópractitioners and researchers alikeóa comprehensive resource for finding and selecting psychometrically sound, practical, strengths-based measures that we can use not only to ëlook at the resultsí but to do so in a way that we ëmeasure others by their strengths.í We look forward to seeing this invaluable resourceÖon every social workerís desk in the coming years.î -John G. Orme, PhD, MSW Professor, University of Tennessee -Terri Combs-Orme, PhD The Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor Traditionally, assessment and evaluation have focused on the negative aspects or deficits of a clientís presentation. Yet strengths, health, and those things that are going ìrightî in a personís life are key protective factors in the prevention and treatment of many mental health problems. Thus, measuring strengths is an important component of a balanced assessment and evaluation process. This is the first compendium of more than 150 valid and reliable strengths-based assessment tools that clinicians, researchers, educators, and program evaluators can use to assess a wide array of positive attributes, including well-being, mindfulness, optimism, resilience, humor, aspirations, values, sources of support, emotional intelligence, and much more. These tools provide a clear picture of an individualís strengths while being easy to complete, score, and interpret. The scales and instruments included are consistently formatted, organized according to construct measures, and include tools for working with adults, couples, families, children, and special populations. They represent a wide range of theoretical approaches and were written by a diverse array of professionals, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and sociologists. Partial List of Instruments: Assessing Emotions Scale Affective Balance Scale Flourishing Scale Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Positive States of Mind Scale Measure of Expectations for Partner Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale Parenting Sense of Competence Scale Personal Well-being Index Proactive Coping Inventory Psychological Empowerment Scale Stress-Related Growth Scale Social Well-being Scales Wellness Beliefs Scale
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Teaching and Researching: Language and Culture

Author: Joan Kelly Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Language and culture are concepts increasingly found at the heart of developments in applied linguistics and related fields. Taken together, they can provide interesting and useful insights into the nature of language acquisition and expression. In this volume, Joan Kelly Hall gives a perspective on the nature of language and culture looking at how the use of language in real-world situations helps us understand how language is used to construct our social and cultural worlds.The conceptual maps on the nature of language, culture and learning provided in this text help orient readers to some current theoretical and practical activities taking place in applied linguistics. They also help them begin to chart their own explorations in the teaching and researching of language and culture.
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Re:search ABC

Down-to-earth assistance for the researcher

Author: Liezel Lues,Laetus O. K. Lategan

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 1919980865

Category: Reference

Page: 58

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Delivering research outputs has become increasingly important for many students involved in working towards a research degree. RE:search ABC highlights contemporary practices and provides a framework for an up-to-date understanding of the research process and the key issues associated with it. It integrates a number of imperative topics, including the writing of a research protocol, the applying of methodology in research projects, the respective roles of the supervisor and student, the writing of a scientific article and the presenting of research results. The analysis draws upon both theory and real case studies.
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Structural Equation Modeling With AMOS

Basic Concepts, Applications, and Programming, Second Edition

Author: Barbara M. Byrne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136648755

Category: Education

Page: 416

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This bestselling text provides a practical guide to the basic concepts of structural equation modeling (SEM) and the AMOS program (Versions 17 & 18). The author reviews SEM applications based on actual data taken from her research. Noted for its non-mathematical language, this book is written for the novice SEM user. With each chapter, the author "walks" the reader through all steps involved in testing the SEM model including: an explanation of the issues addressed an illustration of the hypothesized and posthoc models tested AMOS input and output with accompanying interpretation and explanation The function of the AMOS toolbar icons and their related pull-down menus The data and published reference upon which the model was based. With over 50% new material, highlights of the new edition include: All new screen shots featuring Version 17 of the AMOS program All data files now available at www.routledge.com/9780805863734 Application of a multitrait-mulitimethod model, latent growth curve model, and second-order model based on categorical data All applications based on the most commonly used graphical interface The automated multi-group approach to testing for equivalence The book opens with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of SEM and the basics of the AMOS program. The next 3 sections present applications that focus on single-group, multiple-group, and multitrait-mutimethod and latent growth curve models. The book concludes with a discussion about non-normal and missing (incomplete) data and two applications capable of addressing these issues. Intended for researchers, practitioners, and students who use SEM and AMOS in their work, this book is an ideal resource for graduate level courses on SEM taught in departments of psychology, education, business, and other social and health sciences and/or as a supplement in courses on applied statistics, multivariate statistics, statistics II, intermediate or advanced statistics, and/or research design. Appropriate for those with limited or no previous exposure to SEM, a prerequisite of basic statistics through regression analysis is recommended.
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Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques

From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques

Author: Rebecca M. Warner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141299134X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1172

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Rebecca M. Warner's Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques, Second Edition provides a clear introduction to widely used topics in bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple regression, discriminant analysis, MANOVA, factor analysis, and binary logistic regression. The approach is applied and does not require formal mathematics; equations are accompanied by verbal explanations. Students are asked to think about the meaning of equations. Each chapter presents a complete empirical research example to illustrate the application of a specific method. Although SPSS examples are used throughout the book, the conceptual material will be helpful for users of different programs. Each chapter has a glossary and comprehension questions.
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China's Post-Jiang Leadership Succession

Problems and Perspectives

Author: John Wong,Yongnian Zheng

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812706508

Category: China

Page: 411

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As the 16th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (October 1st, 2002) draws near, China watchers in Washington, Tokyo, Taipei and many other places have their eyes intently fixed on the political scene in Beijing. Most are predicting problems involved in the transition process as well as speculating on the final leadership line-up. Nevertheless, such speculation is intellectually rather futile. To avoid being too speculative, the contributors to this study have focused instead on two key aspects of China's leadership transition: first, changes in the politics of leadership transition, and second, real and potential problems and challenges that China's younger, fourth generation leaders have to grapple when they take over.
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Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics

An Introduction

Author: Todd Landman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134662092

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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Why do we compare nations? How do we compare nations? What are the 'big issues' in comparative politics? Issues and Methods in Comparative Politics provides students with the answers to these fundamental questions. It is an accessible and user-friendly text which explores the strategies of comparative research in political science. This book has been designed to make a complex subject easy and accessible to students. Features of this textbook include: * briefing boxes located throughout which explain key concepts and ideas * suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter * a glossary of terms.
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Educational Research

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches

Author: Burke Johnson,Larry Christensen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412978289

Category: Education

Page: 621

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Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, Fourth Edition is a graduated text that introduces readers to the fundamental logic of empirical research and the sources of research ideas. Detailed descriptions guide students through the design and implementation of actual research studies with a balanced examination of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research. Definitions of key terms are provided in the margins for easy reference and to help students understand the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields. New Features: - Student study site materials are integrated within the text, with the use of marginal icons depicting interactive concept maps, journal articles, and tools and tips. - New "Action Research" activity for each chapter is included. - A chapter on Writing the Research report incorporates changes in new edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, and includes a sample manuscript using APA style. - New exhibits on Egon G. Guba and Donald T. Campbell, and a new table on applying qualitative research validity strategies are incorporated. - New material on research paradigms, types of plagiarism, using free software for random sampling and assignment, nomological vs. ideographic causation are integrated. - Several chapters are slightly shortened and made simpler, without sacrificing any of the book's rigor.
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The social sciences

a cross-disciplinary guide to selected sources

Author: Nancy L. Herron

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

ISBN: 9781563083099

Category: Reference

Page: 323

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It's here: the third edition of the highly acclaimed guide to social sciences literature! Updated and expanded, this classic comprises more than 1,500 annotated citations, offering librarians and researchers fast and easy access to some of the best and most commonly used resources in the social sciences arena. The book also serves as a standard text in universities nationwide as it gives students a comprehensive overview of must-know reference sources in both print and electronic format. Prepared by leading subject specialist librarians and arranged by discipline, the book's 12 chapters cover general social sciences, political science, economics, business, history, law and justice, anthropology, sociology, education, psychology, geography, and communication. All chapters have been revised, the essays expanded, and the annotated lists of resources have been rewritten to incorporate the latest research findings and developments.
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Educational Research

Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Author: John W. Creswell

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131127906

Category: Education

Page: 623

View: 3224

"Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research," third edition, is appropriate for courses in Introduction to Educational Research. This successful core research text is known for its truly balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods. The author's clear and practical writing has made this book a favorite among instructors and students. In clear step-by-step language the text helps students learn how to read and evaluate research studies. Key changes include: updated quantitative coverage, expanded coverage of ethics, and new research articles. For future teachers.
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