Social Science Research Design and Statistics

A Practitioner's Guide to Research Methods and IBM SPSS

Author: Alfred P. Rovai,Jason D. Baker,Michael K. Ponton

Publisher: Watertree Press LLC

ISBN: 0978718682

Category: Computers

Page: 556

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This book integrates social science research methods and the descriptions of over 40 univariate, bivariate, and multivariate tests to include a description of the purpose, key assumptions and requirements, example research question and null hypothesis, SPSS procedures, display and interpretation of SPSS output, and what to report for each test. It is classroom tested and current with IBM SPSS 22. This expanded second edition also features companion website materials including copies of the IBM SPSS datasets used to create the SPSS output presented in the book, and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations that display step-by-step instructions on how to run popular SPSS procedures. Included throughout the book are various sidebars highlighting key points, images and SPSS screenshots to assist understanding the material presented, self-test reviews at the end of each chapter, a decision tree to facilitate identification of the proper statistical test, examples of SPSS output with accompanying analysis and interpretations, links to relevant web sites, and a comprehensive glossary. Underpinning all these features is a concise, easy to understand explanation of the material.
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A Concise Guide to Market Research

The Process, Data, and Methods Using IBM SPSS Statistics

Author: Erik Mooi,Marko Sarstedt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642125416

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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This accessible, practice-oriented and compact text provides a hands-on introduction to the principles of market research. Using the market research process as a framework, the authors explain how to collect and describe the necessary data and present the most important and frequently used quantitative analysis techniques, such as ANOVA, regression analysis, factor analysis, and cluster analysis. An explanation is provided of the theoretical choices a market researcher has to make with regard to each technique, as well as how these are translated into actions in IBM SPSS Statistics. This includes a discussion of what the outputs mean and how they should be interpreted from a market research perspective. Each chapter concludes with a case study that illustrates the process based on real-world data. A comprehensive web appendix includes additional analysis techniques, datasets, video files and case studies. Several mobile tags in the text allow readers to quickly browse related web content using a mobile device.
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A Concise Guide to Market Research

The Process, Data, and Methods Using IBM SPSS Statistics

Author: Marko Sarstedt,Erik Mooi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642539653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

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This accessible, practice-oriented and compact text provides a hands-on introduction to market research. Using the market research process as a framework, it explains how to collect and describe data and presents the most important and frequently used quantitative analysis techniques, such as ANOVA, regression analysis, factor analysis and cluster analysis. The book describes the theoretical choices a market researcher has to make with regard to each technique, discusses how these are converted into actions in IBM SPSS version 22 and how to interpret the output. Each chapter concludes with a case study that illustrates the process using real-world data. A comprehensive Web appendix includes additional analysis techniques, datasets, video files and case studies. Tags in the text allow readers to quickly access Web content with their mobile device. The new edition features: Stronger emphasis on the gathering and analysis of secondary data (e.g., internet and social networking data) New material on data description (e.g., outlier detection and missing value analysis) Improved use of educational elements such as learning objectives, keywords, self-assessment tests, case studies, and much more Streamlined and simplified coverage of the data analysis techniques with more rules-of-thumb Uses IBM SPSS version 22
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The Relationship Between Knowledge Transfer, Team Learning, and Project Success in the Information Technology Field

Author: Dixie D. O’Connell Overton, PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543483526

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 198

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Project management is a growing field, and is expanding to more industries; however, it still faces the same challenges it did decades ago. There is a lack of understanding and recognition of how knowledge is shared and how knowledge sharing can help project teams accomplish successful outcomes. Without knowledge transfer and sharing, organizations fail to continue practices that worked well and fail to discontinue those that resulted in errors or rework. The research presented in this book builds on the theories of organizational learning, knowledge management, and dynamic capabilities. Data was obtained through a quantitative survey from project professionals working on information technology (IT) projects in the United States. The goal of this study was to gain an understanding of the influence of knowledge transfer in IT projects that contributes to project success. Results and conclusions should be of benefit to project managers in all industries.
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The Influence of Information Order Effects and Trait Professional Skepticism on Auditors’ Belief Revisions

A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis

Author: Kristina Yankova

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658088710

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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Kristina Yankova addresses the question of what role professional skepticism plays in the context of cognitive biases (the so-called information order effects) in auditor judgment. Professional skepticism is a fundamental concept in auditing. Despite its immense importance to audit practice and the voluminous literature on this issue, professional skepticism is a topic which still involves more questions than answers. The work provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the behavioral implications of professional skepticism in auditing.
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Performing Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS

Author: Lawrence S. Meyers,Glenn C. Gamst,A. J. Guarino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118363574

Category: Mathematics

Page: 736

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Features easy-to-follow insight and clear guidelines to perform data analysis using IBM SPSS® Performing Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS® uniquely addresses the presented statistical procedures with an example problem, detailed analysis, and the related data sets. Data entry procedures, variable naming, and step-by-step instructions for all analyses are provided in addition to IBM SPSS point-and-click methods, including details on how to view and manipulate output. Designed as a user’s guide for students and other interested readers to perform statistical data analysis with IBM SPSS, this book addresses the needs, level of sophistication, and interest in introductory statistical methodology on the part of readers in social and behavioral science, business, health-related, and education programs. Each chapter of Performing Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS covers a particular statistical procedure and offers the following: an example problem or analysis goal, together with a data set; IBM SPSS analysis with step-by-step analysis setup and accompanying screen shots; and IBM SPSS output with screen shots and narrative on how to read or interpret the results of the analysis. The book provides in-depth chapter coverage of: IBM SPSS statistical output Descriptive statistics procedures Score distribution assumption evaluations Bivariate correlation Regressing (predicting) quantitative and categorical variables Survival analysis t Test ANOVA and ANCOVA Multivariate group differences Multidimensional scaling Cluster analysis Nonparametric procedures for frequency data Performing Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS is an excellent text for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students in courses on social, behavioral, and health sciences as well as secondary education, research design, and statistics. Also an excellent reference, the book is ideal for professionals and researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences; applied statisticians; and practitioners working in industry.
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Repeated Measures Design for Empirical Researchers

Author: J. P. Verma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119052718

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Introduces the applications of repeated measures design processes with the popular IBM® SPSS® software Repeated Measures Design for Empirical Researchers presents comprehensive coverage of the formation of research questions and the analysis of repeated measures using IBM SPSS and also includes the solutions necessary for understanding situations where the designs can be used. In addition to explaining the computation involved in each design, the book presents a unique discussion on how to conceptualize research problems as well as identify appropriate repeated measures designs for research purposes. Featuring practical examples from a multitude of domains including psychology, the social sciences, management, and sports science, the book helps readers better understand the associated theories and methodologies of repeated measures design processes. The book covers various fundamental concepts involved in the design of experiments, basic statistical designs, computational details, differentiating independent and repeated measures designs, and testing assumptions. Along with an introduction to IBM SPSS software, Repeated Measures Design for Empirical Researchers includes: A discussion of the popular repeated measures designs frequently used by researchers, such as one-way repeated measures ANOVA, two-way repeated measures design, two-way mixed design, and mixed design with two-way MANOVA Coverage of sample size determination for the successful implementation of designing and analyzing a repeated measures study A step-by-step guide to analyzing the data obtained with real-world examples throughout to illustrate the underlying advantages and assumptions A companion website with supplementary IBM SPSS data sets and programming solutions as well as additional case studies Repeated Measures Design for Empirical Researchers is a useful textbook for graduate- and PhD-level students majoring in biostatistics, the social sciences, psychology, medicine, management, sports, physical education, and health. The book is also an excellent reference for professionals interested in experimental designs and statistical sciences as well as statistical consultants and practitioners from other fields including biological, medical, agricultural, and horticultural sciences. J. P. Verma, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Director of the Center for Advanced Studies at Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, India. Professor Verma is an active researcher in sports modeling and data analysis and has conducted many workshops on research methodology, research designs, multivariate analysis, statistical modeling, and data analysis for students of management, physical education, social science, and economics. He is the author of Statistics for Exercise Science and Health with Microsoft® Office Excel®, also published by Wiley.
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Single-case and Small-n Experimental Designs

A Practical Guide to Randomization Tests, Second Edition

Author: Pat Dugard,Portia File,Jonathan Todman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415886937

Category: Education

Page: 290

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"Randomization tests are not a new idea, but they only became really useful after the advent of fast computing. Making randomization tests accessible to many more potential users by providing the means to use them within familiar statistical software, this book serves as an introduction and provides macros to perform in the familiar environments of SPSS and Excel. Though we expect that the book will still appeal to researchers, we believe the changes in the new edition will make the book an essential aidfor graduate and senior undergraduate courses in statistics, data analysis, and/or research methods, taught in departments of psychology (especially clinical or counseling psychology), medicine, nursing, and other health and social sciences"--
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Research Methods in Business Studies

A Practical Guide

Author: Pervez N. Ghauri,Kjell Grønhaug

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

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This guide demonstrates to students the importance of a scientific approach to business research and problem-solving projects. It shows how to formulate a problem and choose a research method, and how to argue and motivate. The book discusses the practicalities of research such as problem formulation, relating the research to previous studies, choosing the right methodology, presentation of results, report writing and drawing conclusions. This work is intended for MBA/MSc and undergraduate students doing business studies, business administration, economics, finance and marketing courses. Consultants and organizations undertaking research in business studies should also find this a useful text.
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