Best Practices in Quantitative Methods

Author: Jason W. Osborne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412940656

Category: Social Science

Page: 596

View: 4083

The contributors to Best Practices in Quantitative Methods envision quantitative methods in the 21st century, identify the best practices, and, where possible, demonstrate the superiority of their recommendations empirically. Editor Jason W. Osborne designed this book with the goal of providing readers with the most effective, evidence-based, modern quantitative methods and quantitative data analysis across the social and behavioral sciences. The text is divided into five main sections covering select best practices in Measurement, Research Design, Basics of Data Analysis, Quantitative Methods, and Advanced Quantitative Methods. Each chapter contains a current and expansive review of the literature, a case for best practices in terms of method, outcomes, inferences, etc., and broad-ranging examples along with any empirical evidence to show why certain techniques are better. Key Features: Describes important implicit knowledge to readers: The chapters in this volume explain the important details of seemingly mundane aspects of quantitative research, making them accessible to readers and demonstrating why it is important to pay attention to these details. Compares and contrasts analytic techniques: The book examines instances where there are multiple options for doing things, and make recommendations as to what is the "best" choice—or choices, as what is best often depends on the circumstances. Offers new procedures to update and explicate traditional techniques: The featured scholars present and explain new options for data analysis, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the new procedures in depth, describing how to perform them, and demonstrating their use. Intended Audience: Representing the vanguard of research methods for the 21st century, this book is an invaluable resource for graduate students and researchers who want a comprehensive, authoritative resource for practical and sound advice from leading experts in quantitative methods.

Quantitative Methods

Short Course

Author: Jon Curwin,Roger Slater

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844809059

Category: Commercial statistics

Page: 352

View: 8693

This book has been written specifically to support shorter courses in statistics and quantitative methods, and aims to make accessible to students what is commonly perceived to be a very difficult subject. It provides revision for basic mathematical numerical skills, examines some simple statistical techniques, and introduces some basic quantitative modelling techniques. Each chapter is written in such a way as to be complete in its own right and approximately match a week of the study programme – students will be able to pick up this book at any point and make sense of the topic being covered.Key to this book is its excellent pedagogy. Learning objectives and outcomes are provided at the start and end of chapters; many worked examples are included throughout the chapters, with first-rate explanations; and numerous end-of-chapter questions are provided, with excellent accompanying answers. The result is an accessible, user-friendly, worked example-oriented guide to quantitative methods for students in many disciplines who may only ever need to take one course in the subject.

Quantitative Methods in Morphology / Quantitative Methoden in der Morphologie

Proceedings of the Symposium on Quantitative Methods in Morphology held on August 10, 1965, during the Eighth International Congress of Anatomists in Wiesbaden, Germany

Author: Ewald R. Weibel,H. Elias

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642501303

Category: Medical

Page: 278

View: 4479

Stereologic techniques begin to play an increasing role in biologic morphology, particularly there where correlation of structure and function on a quantitative basis is sought. These powerful methods have been in use for many years - partly even for many decades - in geology, mineralogy and metallurgy, while attempts to introduce them into histology have remained rather rare until a few years ago. In order to stimulate discussion among anatomists about stereo logic methods the International Society for Stereology, an interdisciplinary society, organized a Sym posium on Quantitative Methods in Morphology which took place on August 10, 1965 in the framework of the Eighth International Congress of Anatomists in Wiesbaden, Germany. The papers presented at this symposium are published in this volume in slightly extended form. Some of the papers of this volume are of rather specialized nature and presume a basic knowledge of stereology. The first chapter on general stereological principles has therefore been considerably extended and short introductory review paragraphs have been added to a few subsequent chapters to help those who are not yet familiar with this new field in understanding the more specialized original articles. Long discussion periods formed an essential part of the symposium. However, they were conducted very informally and hence it would not have been profitable to reproduce them in extenso, particularly since the major results of discussion have been incorporated by the authors into the expanded manuscripts presented here.

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology


Author: Todd D. Little

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019937015X

Category: Psychology

Page: 515

View: 7448

This two-volume handbook on current best-practices in quantitative methods as practiced in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences covers philosophical and ethical issues, theory construction, model building and types of models, survey and experiment design, measurement issues, observational methods, statistical methods, types of analysis, types of data, and common research fallacies.

Teaching Quantitative Methods

Getting the Basics Right

Author: Geoff Payne,Malcolm Williams

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209814

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 2997

This exciting collection is both useful and timely. It clearly lays out the problems, strategies and resources associated with the teaching of quantitative methods in modern universities. Addressing the perceived 'crisis of number' in a practical and fresh way the book sets out dynamic new approaches to teaching quantitative methods. It offers historical, comparative, analytical reflection and empirical evidence concerning the crisis in contemporary social sciences. Experts from across the social sciences provide a wide range of authoritative insights as well as a number of useful illustrations of strategies and resources designed to help overcome this 'crisis of number'. Each chapter reflects the diversity of backgrounds and approaches within the social sciences making this an interdisciplinary, relevant addition to the subject. The book also: o focuses on innovations in how to teach quantitative research methods o reports on the latest ESRC research projects on teaching quantitative methods o locates itself within current debates about skills for employment. Clear, engaging and original this book will be essential reading for those interested in learning and teaching quantitative methods.

Quantitative Methods for Historians

A Guide to Research, Data, and Statistics

Author: Konrad Hugo Jarausch

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807843093

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 6411

The pioneering texts in quantitative history were written over two decades ago, but as a command of methodological context, computer experience, and statistical literacy have become increasingly important to the study of history, the need for an introduct

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: David R. Anderson,Dennis J. Sweeney,Thomas A. Williams,Jeffrey D. Camm,James J. Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840062338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 936

View: 3311

Provide your students with a strong conceptual understanding of the critical role that quantitative methods play in today's decision-making process with the well-respected QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 12E by award-winning authors Anderson/Sweeney/Williams/Camm/Cochran/Fry/Ohlmann. Written with the non-mathematician in mind, this applications-oriented text clearly introduces today's many quantitative methods, how they work, and how savvy decision makers can most effectively apply and interpret data. A strong managerial orientation motivates learning by weaving pertinent, actual examples throughout that illustrate key situations where quantitative methods make a difference in decision making. QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS, 12E provides everything your students need for success from the authors hallmark Problem-Scenario Approach that helps readers understand and apply mathematical concepts and techniques. Instant online access provides students with Excel worksheets, TreePlan, Crystal Ball, Premium Solver for Excel, and LINGO. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: John Buglear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136370145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 704

View: 8907

Quantitative Methods for Business: The A-Z of QM will enable readers to: *Appreciate the significance of quantitative methods for businesses and the study of business *Understand and apply a wide range of quantitative techniques *Select appropriate quantitative techniques for data analysis, problem solving and decision making *Interpret and communicate the results of quantitative analysis

Quantitative Methods in Finance

Author: Terry J. Watsham,Keith Parramore

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781861523679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

View: 5978

This text explains in an intuitive yet rigorous way the mathematical and statistical applications relevant to modern financial instruments and risk management techniques. It progresses at a pace that is comfortable for those with less mathematical expertise yet reaches a level of analysis that will reward even the most experienced. The strong applied emphasis makes this book ideal for anyone who is seriously interested in mastering the quantitative techniques underpinning modern financial decision making.

Qualitative and quantitative methods in evaluation research

Author: Thomas D. Cook,Charles S. Reichardt,Evaluation Research Society

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc


Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 5027

Evaluation researchers, traditionally considered to be users of quantitative methods, are now actively exploring the qualitative aspects of the performance of the programmes they are evaluating. Rather than argue the validity of either the quantitative or the qualitative approach, most of the noted contributors to this volume conclude that both are required for comprehensive evaluation.

Quantitative Methods

Author: TR Jain, AS Sandhu

Publisher: FK Publications

ISBN: 9788187140573


Page: N.A

View: 3652


Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing

An Introduction to Computational Finance

Author: Domingo Tavella

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471274797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 7292

This book presents a cogent description of the main methodologiesused in derivatives pricing. Starting with a summary of theelements of Stochastic Calculus, Quantitative Methods inDerivatives Pricing develops the fundamental tools of financialengineering, such as scenario generation, simulation for Europeaninstruments, simulation for American instruments, and finitedifferences in an intuitive and practical manner, with an abundanceof practical examples and case studies. Intended primarily as anintroductory graduate textbook in computational finance, this bookwill also serve as a reference for practitioners seeking basicinformation on alternative pricing methodologies. Domingo Tavella is President of Octanti Associates, aconsulting firm in risk management and financial systems design. Heis the founder and chief editor of the Journal of ComputationalFinance and has pioneered the application of advanced numericaltechniques in pricing and risk analysis in the financial andinsurance industries. Tavella coauthored Pricing FinancialInstruments: The Finite Difference Method. He holds a PhD inaeronautical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA infinance from the University of California at Berkeley.

Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research

Author: Stephen Gorard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441144765

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 1534

This clever scheme builds on Gorard's previous book, Quantitative Methods in Educational Research. He has revised the original book in the light of experience and feedback, and has reworked it so that it includes more social science examples. Four chapters are entirely new.

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

View: 6573

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.

Quantitative Methods for Business

Author: Donald Waters,C. Donald J. Waters

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273694588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 623

View: 4558

Taking a non-threatening, non-theoretical approach to a subject students often find difficult, this book avoids rigorous mathematics and concentrates on applying quantitative ideas to the work situation.

Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions

Author: Jon Curwin,Roger Slater

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9781844805747

Category: Business mathematics

Page: 790

View: 8425

Now entering its 6th edition Quantitative Methods for Business Decisions is regarded as one of the clearest, most accurate and comprehensive European textbooks in its field. Each chapter focuses on a selection of statistical techniques, illustrated with examples from across business, marketing, economics, accounting, finance, and public administration, to appeal to students across the business spectrum.Using a rigorous exercise-based approach this title provides in-depth guidance on how to apply the most widely-used statistical methods in business. The extensive coverage provided makes this text suitable for the teaching of quantitative methods across all business disciplines at undergraduate level and MBA courses.

Health Science Research

A Handbook of Quantitative Methods

Author: Jennifer Peat

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446275663

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 4183

For research to be effective, it is essential that every aspect of the study is well planned. Health Science Research has been written to help researchers from all disciplines conduct their studies with this kind of integrity. Each chapter covers a specific area fo conducting a study, including: - formulating the research question - preparing a grant application - subject recruitment - data collection and analysis - interpreting the results of the study This informative text is designed to be a user friendly research, reference and study tool. It has been organised into eight chapters, each of which covers a specific area of conducting a research study. This book will be of particular value to scientists, research assistants, qualified or trainee physicians, nurses and allied health workers. The book will also be an essential companion for students in all disciplines who want to learn more about how to do good research.

New Trends in Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries

Selected Papers Presented at the 2nd Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries : Proceedings of the International Conference on QQML2010, Chania, Crete, Greece, 25-28 May 2010

Author: Anthi Katsirikou,Christos H. Skiadas

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 981435029X

Category: Computers

Page: 455

View: 674

An Autodesk Official Press guide to the powerful mechanical design software Autodesk Inventor has been used to design everything from cars and airplanes to appliances and furniture. This comprehensive guide to Inventor and Inventor LT features real-world workflows and work environments, and is packed with practical tutorials that focus on teaching Inventor tips, tricks, and techniques. Additionally, you can download datasets to jump in and practice on any exercise. This reference and tutorial explains key interface conventions, capabilities, tools, and techniques, including design concepts and application, parts design, assemblies and subassemblies, weldment design, and the use of Design Accelerators and Design Calculators. There′s also detailed coverage of design tactics for large assemblies, effective model design for various industries, strategies for effective data and asset sharing, using 2D and 3D data from other CAD systems, and improving designs by incorporating engineering principles. Uses real-world sample projects so you can quickly grasp the interface, tools, and processes Features detailed documentation on everything from project set up to simple animations and documentation for exploded views, sheet metal flat patterns, plastic part design, and more Covers crucial productivity-boosting tools, iLogic, data exchange, the Frame Generator, Inventor Studio visualization tools, dynamic simulation and stress analysis features, and routed systems features Downloadable datasets let you jump into the step-by-step tutorials anywhere Mastering Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Inventor LT is the essential, comprehensive training guide for this powerful software.

Research Methods in Anthropology

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: Harvey Russell Bernard

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759108691

Category: Social Science

Page: 803

View: 7695

A new edition of the best-selling textbook in anthropological methods. It includes new examples, new material on text analysis, rapid ethnography, computers in the field, and an expanded bibliography.

Quantitative Methods for Conservation Biology

Author: Mark Burgman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387954864

Category: Nature

Page: 322

View: 8810

Reviews the quantitative tools used in the study of subjects such as biodiversity, resource management and endangered species preservation. Topics covered include population viability analysis, population dynamics, metapopulation models, estimating timing of extinctions, quasi-extinction and more.