Translating Questionnaires and Other Research Instruments

Problems and Solutions

Author: Orlando Behling,Kenneth S. Law

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761918240

Category: Reference

Page: 70

View: 6306

This book covers the essential information needed to understand the problems involved in translating existing questionnaires and other paper and pencil instruments from one language to another as well as to apply methods for dealing with them. It shows researchers how to identify the problems (comparison of parameters, nomological nets, and semantic problems) with an existing instrument; how to solve each of these problems with step-by-step guidelines; and techniques for reconstructing an instrument or designing an original one to use with different cultural groups. This book will provide researchers with a guide for construction of cross-national survey instruments.

Modern Public Information Technology Systems: Issues and Challenges

Issues and Challenges

Author: Garson, G. David

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599040530

Category: Computers

Page: 420

View: 1383

Examines the most important dimensions of managing IT in the public sector and explores the impact of IT on governmental accountability and distribution of power, the implications of privatization as an IT business model, and the global governance of IT.

Lernstandserhebungen: Reflexion und Nutzung

Author: Jana Groß Ophoff

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830977786

Category: Education

Page: 382

View: 6875

Zur Untersuchung des Prozesses pädagogischer Nutzung der Rückmeldung von Leistungsergebnissen wurden in den Jahren 2004 bis 2008 begleitend zur Durchführung von Vergleichsarbeiten in der Grundschule (Projekt VERA) replikative Surveystudien bei teilnehmenden Lehrkräften durchgeführt. Hieraus werden in diesem Buch trend- und strukturanalytische sowie typologische Auswertungen vorgestellt und kritisch diskutiert: Insgesamt sind rückläufige Trends in der Auseinandersetzung mit und Nutzung von Rückmeldungen aus Vergleichsarbeiten zu beobachten. Zugleich erweisen sich v. a. motivationale Aspekte als bedeutsam für den Prozess pädagogischer Nutzung dieses Feedbacks. Jana Groß Ophoff studierte Psychologie an der Universität Freiburg. Anschließend arbeitete und promovierte sie an der Universität Koblenz-Landau in dem Projekt Vergleichsarbeiten in der Grundschule (VERA). Seit 2010 ist sie wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Pädagogischen Hochschule Freiburg mit Schwerpunkt in der Empirischen Bildungs- und Unterrichtsforschung.

Quantitative Social Research Methods

Author: Kultar Singh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761933832

Category: Social Science

Page: 431

View: 8178

Quantitative Social Research Methods explores the entire spectrum of quantitative social research methods and their application, with special reference to the development sector. It provides detailed coverage of all statistical research and analysis method with an emphasis on multivariate analysis techniques, such as regression discriminant analysis, logistic regression, factor, factor, cluster, correspondence and conjoint analysis. The book is thematically arranged in two sections: the first section introduces development research techniques, explores the genesis and scope of social research, research processes and then goes on to explain univariate, bivariate and multivariate data analysis with the help of software packages such as SPSS and STATA. The second focuses on the application of social and development research methods in the development sector. It explores research method application and the issues relevant to aspects of development such as population, health and nutrition, poverty and rural development, education, water and sanitation, and environment and natural resource management.

The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

Author: Harry J. Khamis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452238952

Category: Mathematics

Page: 136

View: 3368

The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software. This supplemental text reviews loglinear models, explains the association graph, and introduces the multigraph to students who may have little prior experience of graphical techniques, but have some familiarity with categorical variable modeling. The author presents logical step-by-step techniques from the point of view of the practitioner, focusing on how the technique is applied to contingency table data and how the results are interpreted.

Internet Data Collection

Author: Samuel J. Best,Brian S. Krueger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761927105

Category: Computers

Page: 91

View: 2193

Designed for researchers and students alike, the volume describes how to perform each stage of the data collection process on the Internet, including sampling, instrument design, and administration. Through the use of non-technical prose and illustrations, it details the options available, describes potential dangers in choosing them, and provides guidelines for sidestepping them. In doing so, though, it does not simply reiterate the practices of traditional communication modes, but approaches the Internet as a unique medium that necessitates its own conventions.

Archiv Für Religionspsychologie

Author: Jacob A. Belzen

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004148031

Category: Psychology, Religious

Page: 166

View: 7279

The Archiv für Religionspsychologie is the oldest medium in the psychology of religion. It is the official organ of the Internationale Gesellschaft für Religionspsychologie (International Association for the Psychology of Religion [IAPR]) founded in 1914. Following a reorganization of the IAPR in 2001, the Archiv is now published as an international, peer-reviewed yearbook.The current editorship is shared by Jacob A. Belzen, Nils G. Holm and Ralph W. Hood Jr. The Archiv für Religionspsychologie is open to all scientific methodologies, quantitative and qualitative as well as to established and innovative conceptual and theoretical perspectives in the psychology of religion.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Missing Data

Author: Paul D. Allison

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated


Category: Mathematics

Page: 93

View: 2589

Using numerous examples and practical tips, this book offers a nontechnical explanation of the standard methods for missing data (such as listwise or casewise deletion) as well as two newer (and, better) methods, maximum likelihood and multiple imputation. Anyone who has relied on ad-hoc methods that are statistically inefficient or biased will find this book a welcome and accessible solution to their problems with handling missing data.

Questionnaires in Second Language Research

Construction, Administration, and Processing

Author: Zoltán Dörnyei

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135645973

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 4470

One of the most common methods of data collection in second language research is using questionnaires of various kinds. In spite of the wide application of questionnaires in the second language field, there does not seem to be sufficient awareness in the profession about the theory of questionnaire design and processing. The usual--and in most cases false--perception is that anybody with a bit of common sense can design good questionnaires, and the practice of questionnaire design and use has remained largely uninformed by theory. As a consequence, it is all too common to see that studies which start out with exciting research questions are spoiled by the application of badly designed questionnaires and/or a lack of reliable and valid results due to faulty processing. One reason for the lack of sufficient awareness of questionnaire theory among language researchers is the absence of relevant summaries and training materials in the second language literature. The purpose of the current book is to fill this gap. The book is motivated by very practical purposes, namely to help researchers to increase the efficiency of their questionnaires and to avoid possible pitfalls. Accordingly, special care has been taken to avoid unnecesary jargon, to make the text accessible, and to relate everything to real-life situations. Illustrated by concrete examples, the book offers a thorough but accessible overview of the theory of questionnaire design, and administration and processing, with a special view on second language research applications. The conclusion summarizes the main points of questionnaire theory in a straightforward checklist that offers an easy-to-use tool for researchers. Researchers and students in TESOL and second-language programs and applied linguistics, with secondary markets in other language research (e.g., child language) will find this book useful.

Fundamental Of Research Methodology And Statistics

Author: Yogesh Kumar Singh

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122418864

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 724

The book approaches research from a perspective different from that taken in other educational research textbooks. The goal is to show educators that the application of research principles can make them more effective in their job of promoting learning. The basic point is that we do not have to stop teaching to do research; research is something we can do while teaching and if we do good research, we will do better teaching. This book includes most of the topics treated in traditional educational research books, but in a different order and with a different emphasis. The important content cons.

Mass Communication Research Methods

Author: Anders Hansen

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081473572X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 7744

Mass Communication Research Methods provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the key research methods and approaches used in the study of mass communication and media. Originating from the internationally renowned Leicester Centre for Mass Communication Research, this book offers an indispensable guide for students in a wide range of courses, including communications, media and cultural studies, and other social science disciplines that offer students the opportunity to research mass communication and media issues. Beginning with a clear and cogent discussion of the principles behind good research, including the key question of how to select the right methods for individual research questions, the authors go on to explore in a thorough and systematic fashion a range of different methods and approaches. From the study of media organizations and the practices of media professionals to media content, representations, and audiences, the development and application of each method is described in depth and the steps involved clearly outlined. Examples of research instruments are given where appropriate, and in each case references for further reading are provided. Mass Communication Research Methods is the definitive companion, reference, and source for everyone involved in mass communication research.

Encyclopedia of Computer Science

Author: Edwin D. Reilly

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company


Category: Computer science

Page: 1558

View: 3473

The reference of choice for everyone who works with computers, this manual has long been the only single-source volume reference to cover the entire field of computer science. The new edition will maintain this source as the #1 authority in the field, by providing valuable data on the most current computing systems, operating systems, and distributed computing environments. About 70 percent of the information has been revised--with nearly 175 completely new entries. The encyclopedia's renowned editorial board has made sure this databank encompasses everything from the history of electronic computing to the most current research in computer technology. 12-page color insert.

Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 146496498X

Category: Medical

Page: 1041

View: 488

Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research. The editors have built Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Geriatric Medicine and Aging Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at