Doing Quantitative Research in Education: with SPSS

Doing Quantitative Research in Education: with SPSS

by Daniel Muijs
     
 

ISBN-10: 076194382X

ISBN-13: 9780761943822

Pub. Date: 04/01/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This book provides an introduction to using quantitative methods in educational research. The author writes for non-mathematical students, avoiding the use of mathematical formulae wherever possible. No prior knowledge of quantitative methods is needed to use this book. The author's approach features

· a realistic approach, using actual databases

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Overview

This book provides an introduction to using quantitative methods in educational research. The author writes for non-mathematical students, avoiding the use of mathematical formulae wherever possible. No prior knowledge of quantitative methods is needed to use this book. The author's approach features

· a realistic approach, using actual databases

· an emphasis on the use of effect sizes

· a user-friendly approach, based on the latest version of SPSS throughout.

The use of two real educational datasets keeps the content relevant, and shows students the imperfections and problems which they will meet in real-life research. The datasets use common international measures and access to the datasets, allowing students to practice and answer the questions that follow each chapter, is available though the book website.

This book is for researchers and students studying research methods in education. It is suitable as a main textbook for quantitative methods courses, as well as a resource for researchers in this field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761943822
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
1Introduction to quantitative research1
2Experimental and quasi-experimental research13
3Designing non-experimental studies34
4Validity, reliability and generalisability64
5Introduction to SPSS and the dataset85
6Univariate statistics91
7Bivariate analysis: comparing two groups113
8Bivariate analysis: looking at the relationship between two variables142
9Multivariate analysis: using multiple linear regression to look at the relationship between several predictors and one dependent variable159
10Using analysis of variance to compare more than two groups185
11One step beyond: introduction to multilevel modelling and structural equation modelling202
References220
Index222

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