A Research Primer for the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Miriam Schapiro Grosof,Hyman Sardy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483258017

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

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A Research Primer for the Social and Behavioral Sciences provides an introductory but comprehensive overview of the research process that primarily concerns human subjects. This book discusses the methods of acquiring knowledge, importance of a well-chosen problem, review of the literature, and relationship between theory-building and hypothesis-testing. The common sources of invalidity in practice, non-experimental research types, Stevens' classification of scales, and estimation based on probabilistic sampling are also elaborated. This text likewise covers the role of computer in research, techniques for analysis of data, univariate and bivariate statistics, and assumptions underlying analysis of variance. Other topics include the canonical correlation analysis, non-parametric analysis of variance, deterministic problem analysis techniques, and common errors in presentation of findings. This publication is intended for novice investigators in the broad category of social and behavioral sciences.
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Computers in the humanities and the social sciences

Achievements of the 1980s, prospects for the 1990s. Proceedings of the Cologne Computer Conference 1988 uses of the computer in the humanities and social sciences held at the University of Cologne, September 1988

Author: Heinrich Best,Köln> Computer Conference

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111521257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 537

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Computer Applications in the Social Sciences

Author: Edward E. Brent,Ronald Anderson,Ronald E. Anderson

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9780877226666

Category: Social Science

Page: 471

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Presenting an introduction to computing and advice on computer applications, this book examines hardware and software with respect to the needs of the social scientist. It offers a framework for the use of computers, with focus on the 'work station', the center of which is a personal computer connected to networks by a telephone-based modem.
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Using Microcomputers in Research

Author: Thomas W. Madron,C. Neal Tate,Robert G. Brookshire

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803924574

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

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Using Microcomputers in Research may be used in conjunction with the earlier Microcomputer Methods for Social Scientists (QASS 40) -- together they provide a lucid and comprehensive introduction to microcomputing in the social sciences. This book is organized around the research process, taking the reader through the processes of writing the research proposal, gathering data, analysing and manipulating data, and writing the research report.
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A Journal of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations

Author: Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: N.A

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The Science Game

An Introduction to Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Author: Neil McK. Agnew,Sandra W. Pyke

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 500

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Using quirky and sometimes irreverent examples to provide an overview of social science methodology, this new edition of the popular text has been substantially revised to include an in-depth consideration of current hot topics in the constantly evolving field of scientific research, including the trend away from 'hard' (quantitative) research to 'soft' (qualitative) research, advances in computerized analysis of statistical data, and the increasing focus on the cultural context of research. ·Part One explores the strengths and limitations of common sense methods of solving puzzles and demonstrates how the scientific method significantly improves our ability to check the reliability and validity of theories. ·Part Two introduces the reader to two pre-scientific methods of problem solving: the after-the fact and the before-and- after methods. After noting the strengths and limitations of these pre-scientific methods, the authors explain how the control-group procedure, the classic example of the scientific method, helps overcome the major limitations of the after-the-fact and before-and-after methods. ·Part Three explores how scientists measure the internal and external validity of research results. ·Part Four examines the methods scientists use to assess subjective information through qualitative research methods: questionnaires, interviews and attitudes and personality scales. Naturalistic observations and archival research extend the reach of social sciences into areas that more controlled research methods cannot go. ·Part Five sets out the basic rules for tying numbers to objects and events, how numbers can be used to summarize and describe large amounts of information, and how mathematics helps us to bridge the gap between the known and the unknown. ·Part Six charts an explosion of ethical challenges as science pushes its way into every nook and cranny of our lives. Chapter Fourteen focuses on how scientists may communicate their scientific news clearly and effectively. ·Part Seven engages in a wide-ranging discussion of the history of science and explore how gender influences scientific research.
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Microcomputer Methods for Social Scientists

Author: Philip A. Schrodt

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803930438

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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This revised edition of Schrodt's guide to microcomputer usage for social scientists reflects the changes in systems, software and usage which have taken place over the last three years. Schrodt adds material on: the Apple Macintosh system; the development of mainframe-quality statistical packages for micros; the development of Pascal and C as programming languages; the introduction of affordable desk-top publishing, graphics editing and RAM-resident utilities.
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The science game

an introduction to research in the social sciences

Author: Neil McK. Agnew,Sandra W. Pyke

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Analysis of Variance

Author: Gudmund R. Iversen,Albert R. Wildt,Helmut Norpoth,Helmut P. Norpoth

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803930018

Category: Mathematics

Page: 94

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The second edition of this book provides a conceptual understanding of analysis of variance. It outlines methods for analysing variance that are used to study the effect of one or more nominal variables on a dependent, interval level variable. The book presumes only elementary background in significance testing and data analysis.
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IBM SPSS by Example

A Practical Guide to Statistical Data Analysis

Author: Alan C. Elliott,Wayne A. Woodward

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483319040

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The updated Second Edition of Alan C. Elliott and Wayne A. Woodward’s “cut to the chase” IBM SPSS guide quickly explains the when, where, and how of statistical data analysis as it is used for real-world decision making in a wide variety of disciplines. This one-stop reference provides succinct guidelines for performing an analysis using SPSS software, avoiding pitfalls, interpreting results, and reporting outcomes. Written from a practical perspective, IBM SPSS by Example, Second Edition provides a wealth of information—from assumptions and design to computation, interpretation, and presentation of results—to help users save time, money, and frustration.
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Struktur Und Interpretation Von Computerprogrammen/ Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Eine Informatik-einfhrung/ a Computer Science Introduction

Author: Harold Abelson,Julie Sussman,Gerald Jay Sussman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540423423

Category: Computers

Page: 682

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Die Übersetzung der bewährten Einführung in die Informatik, entstanden am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), wird seit Jahren erfolgreich in der Lehre eingesetzt. Schritt für Schritt werden Konstruktion und Abstraktion von Daten und Prozeduren dargestellt. Von der Modularisierung bis zum Problemlösen mit Registermaschinen werden verschiedene Programmierparadigmen entwickelt und die effektive Handhabung von Komplexität gezeigt. Als Programmiersprache wird SCHEME verwendet, ein Dialekt von LISP. Alle Programme laufen in jeder dem IEEE-Standard entsprechenden SCHEME-Implementierung.
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