Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences / Edition 4

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Overview

Written in a clear, readable style with a wide range of explanations and examples, the Fourth Edition of this must-have reference guide has been updated throughout to reflect recent changes in the fields of statistics and methodology. Packed with new terms, synonyms, and graphics, this best-selling dictionary provides readers with everything they need to read and understand a research report, including elementary terms and concepts and methodology and design definitions, as well as concepts from qualitative research methods and terms from theory and philosophy.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Offers one-third more definitions than the first edition, including statistical and methodological terms, in plain English, used in the social and behavioral sciences. The approximately 2,000 definitions included are brief, and occasionally illustrated by examples, designed to allow readers to understand difficult articles, but not assist in research or statistical computation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Research Methods Division Newsletter of the Academy of Management
"One of the more interesting nuggets to fly off the Sage press in recent months has been this valuable little book. It is, in fact, a dictionary. Statistical and methodological terms are alphabetized, with brief definitions presented. The language in the text is concise and definitions are often presented with clear examples. Finally, the book realistically lives up to its title as being a ‘non-technical guide.’ " — Manuel J. Tejeda
Research Methods Division Newsletter of the Academy of Management - Manuel J. Tejeda
"One of the more interesting nuggets to fly off the Sage press in recent months has been this valuable little book. It is, in fact, a dictionary. Statistical and methodological terms are alphabetized, with brief definitions presented. The language in the text is concise and definitions are often presented with clear examples. Finally, the book realistically lives up to its title as being a ‘non-technical guide.’ "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412971096
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 444,086
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

W. Paul Vogt is Emeritus Professor of Research Methods and Evaluation at Illinois State University where he won both teaching and research awards. He specializes in methodological choice and program evaluation and is particularly interested in ways to integrate multiple methods. His other books include: Tolerance & Education: Learning to Live with Diversity and Difference (Sage Publications, 1998); Quantitative Research Methods for Professionals (Allyn & Bacon, 2007); Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations (co-edited with Walter Stephan, Teachers College Press, 2004). He is also editor of three four-volume sets in the series, Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods: Selecting Research Methods (2008); Data Collection (2010); and Quantitative Research Methods (2011).

Burke Johnson (Ph D, College of Education, University of Georgia) is a Professor in the Professional Studies Department at the University of South Alabama. He also has graduate degrees in psychology, sociology, and public administration, which give him a multidisciplinary perspective on research methodology. He has published in the Educational Researcher; Evaluation and Program Planning; Evaluation Review; Journal of Mixed Methods Research; Journal of Educational Psychology; and Quantity and Quality. He was guest editor for a special issue of Research in the Schools (http://www.msera.org/rits_131.htm) and a special issue of American Behavioral Scientist both focusing on mixed methods research. He was on the editorial board of the Educational Researcher and was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Burke was also coauthor of Research Methods, Design, and Analysis; Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences; and Oxford Handbook of Multiple and Mixed Methods Research.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
How to Use This Dictionary
Dictionary
Suggestions for Further Reading

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