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Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods / Edition 1
     

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods / Edition 1

by Leonard Bickman
 

ISBN-10: 076190672X

ISBN-13: 9780761906728

Pub. Date: 07/30/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations

Overview

The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761906728
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/30/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - Leonard Bickman and Debra J Rog
Why a Handbook of Applied Social Research?
PART ONE: PLANNING APPLIED RESEARCH
Applied Research Design - Leonard Bickman, Debra J Rog and Terry E Hedrick
A Practical Approach
Design Sensitivity - Mark W Lipsey
Statistical Power for Applied Experimental Research
Designing a Qualitative Study - Joseph A Maxwell
Practical Sampling - Gary T Henry
Planning Ethically Responsible Research - Joan E Sieber
PART TWO: APPLIED RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
Randomized Controlled Experiments for Evaluation and Planning - Robert F Boruch
Quasi-Experimentation - Melvin M Mark and Charles S Reichardt
The Abridged Version of Case Study Research - Robert K Yin
Design and Method
Needs Analysis - Jack Mc Killip
Process and Techniques
Formative Evaluation of Costs, Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit - Brian T Yates
Toward Cost, Procedure, Process, Outcome Analysis
Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis - Harris M Cooper and James J Lindsay
PART THREE: PRACTICAL DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS METHODS
Design and Evaluation of Survey Questions - Floyd J Fowler Jr
Practical Aspects of Interview Data Collection and Data Management - Welmoet Bok van Kammen and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber
Mail Surveys - Thomas W Mangione
Methods for Sampling and Interviewing in Telephone Surveys - Paul J Lavrakas
Ethnography - David M Fetterman
Focus Group Research: Exploration and Discovery - David W Stewart and Prem N Shamdasani
Graphing Data - Gary T Henry

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