|A “learning by doing” introduction to methods used in empirical social science.|
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Table of Contents
1. Explanations and Hypotheses.
2. Developing and Reporting Explanations: Theory, Past Research and the Literature Review.
3. Selecting the Sample.
4. Definition and Measurement.
5. Data Collection: Library Resources.
6. Using Surveys in Measurement.
7. Compound Measures.
8. Summarizing Variables: Descriptive Statistics.
9. Bivariate Relationships for Categorical Independent Variables.
10. Chance and Tests of Significance.
11. Controlling for the Effects of Categorical Variables: Control Tables and Comparisons.
12. Bivariate Relationships Between Interval Variables: Scatterplots, Correlation, Regression, and Explanation.
13. Multivariate Analysis of Interval Variables: Controlling and Combining.
14. Putting Things Together: The Research and Design Report.
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