Evaluating Social Science Research: An Introduction / Edition 1
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Evaluating Social Science Research: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Thomas R. Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803988532

ISBN-13: 9780803988538

Pub. Date: 01/05/1994

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This volume offers students a basic introduction to assessing the meaning and validity of research in the social sciences and related fields.

The ability to read published research critically is essential and is different from the skills involved in undertaking research using statistical analysis. Thomas R Black explains in clear and straightforward

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Overview

This volume offers students a basic introduction to assessing the meaning and validity of research in the social sciences and related fields.

The ability to read published research critically is essential and is different from the skills involved in undertaking research using statistical analysis. Thomas R Black explains in clear and straightforward terms how students can evaluate research, with particular emphasis on research involving some aspect of measurement. The coverage of fundamental concepts is comprehensive and supports topics including research design, data collection and data analysis by addressing the following major issues: Are the questions and hypotheses advanced appropriate and testable? Is th

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803988538
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/05/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.41(d)

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Table of Contents

Social Science Research
An Overview
Questions and Hypotheses
Representativeness
How Far Can You Generalize?
Data Quality
Descriptive Statistics
Statistical Inference and Correlational Studies
Statistical Inference and Experimental Designs
Controlling Variables and Drawing Conclusions

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