Methodological Issues in Applied Social Psychology

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To help hone current techniques and develop novel theories, this survey presents both commonly used and nontraditional methodologies-time series designs, structural diary methods, N of 1 analysis, and others-in the application of social psychology to 'real-life' settings. Chapters encompass all aspects of the research process, making this a definitive resource for the researcher and the student.

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Overview

To help hone current techniques and develop novel theories, this survey presents both commonly used and nontraditional methodologies-time series designs, structural diary methods, N of 1 analysis, and others-in the application of social psychology to 'real-life' settings. Chapters encompass all aspects of the research process, making this a definitive resource for the researcher and the student.

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Drawing on actual case studies, contributors present a wide selection of methodological advances in applied research covering the areas of problem identification and resource planning, meta-analysis of quasi- experiments, structured diary methods, time series designs, structural equations modeling, the control construct design, single-case studies, qualitative activist approaches, thought experiments, research on computer networks, special ethical concerns, and enhanced communication of research results. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Resource Planning for Applied Research; L. Bickman. Problem Identification in Social Intervention Research; Y. Suarez-Balcazar, et al. Ethical Issues in CommunityBased Research and Intervention; J.E. Sieber, J.L. Sorensen. Lessons from the Meta-Analysis of Quasi-Experiments; P.M. Wortman. A Structure Diary Methodology for the Study of Daily Events; A. DeLongis, et al. Time Series Methods in Applied Social Research; M.M. Mark, et al. Structural Equations Modeling; R.E. Olmstead, P.M. Bentler. Research Without Control Groups; J. McKillip. Statistical Analysis for SingleCase Designs; P.R. Yarnold. Qualitative Activist Research; M. Fine, V. Vanderslice. Thought Experiments and Applied Social Research; R.S. Tindale, D.A. Vollrath. Computer Networks in Field Research; S. Kiesler, et al. Communicating Applied Social Psychology to Users; E.J. Posavac. Index.

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