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Doing quantitative research in the social sciences : an integrated approach to research design, measurement and statistics

Author: Thomas R Black
Publisher: London : SAGE, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This integrated work introduces the student to research design issues and the statistical procedures necessary for analysis. A wide range of examples and activities provide the student with a solid foundation in research design measurement and statistics.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black, Thomas R.
Doing quantitative research in the social sciences.
London : SAGE, 1999
(OCoLC)606999798
Online version:
Black, Thomas R.
Doing quantitative research in the social sciences.
London : SAGE, 1999
(OCoLC)609118962
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Black
ISBN: 0761953523 9780761953524 0813368855 9780813368856 0761953531 9780761953531
OCLC Number: 41491175
Description: xiv, 751 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction to research design. The nature of enquiry --
Beginning the design process --
Initial sources of invalidity and confounding --
Basic designs --
Identifying populations and samples --
Additional sources of confounding by the measurement process and interactions --
Refining the designs --
pt. II. Measurement design. Principles of measurement and collecting factual data --
Measuring attitudes, opinions and views --
Measuring achievement --
Evaluating data quality: determining instrument reliability and validity --
pt. III. Turning data into information using statistics. Descriptive statistics using a spreadsheet --
Probability and statistical significance --
Power, errors, and choosing [alpha] --
pt. IV. Ex post facto, experimental and quasi-experimental designs: parametric tests. Comparing two groups: t-test --
One-way analysis of variance --
Factorial designs --
Randomized block designs and analysis of covariance --
pt. V. Nonparametric tests: nominal and ordinal variables. Nonparametric tests: one and two samples --
Nonparametric tests: multiple and related samples --
pt. VI. Describing non-causal relationships. Correlation and association --
Regression --
Postscript --
Appendix A: An introduction to spreadsheets --
Appendix B: Statistical tables --
Glossary of mathematical symbols, equations and Excel functions.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Black.

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