Pocket Glossary for Commonly Used Research Terms

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Overview

This book contains over 1500 research and statistical terms, written in jargon-free, easy-to-understand terminology to help students understand difficult concepts in their research courses. This pocket guide is in an ideal supplement to the many discipline-specific texts on research methods and statistics.

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Editorial Reviews

Heather Kuhaneck
"The text is quite comprehensive and I am happy to see that both quantitative and qualitative terms are included. The definitions are generally easy to understand and clear. "
Karen L. Webber
"It is a clear and easy to read description of terms and concepts with an alphabetic order so it’s easy to find what one is looking for. It is general so it applied to many disciplines. "
Hsin-I (Steve) Liu
"Comprehensive, organized and well-written. "
David F. Rico
"It brings key terminology together all in one place. It’s simple to read, not too long, and easy to grasp. "
Lynn Comeford
"It is simple and clear, covers a large variety of research methodology terms and the internet addresses are terrific. "
Kathleen Duncan
"Extensive, easy to understand, easy to use… "
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Heather Kuhaneck
"The text is quite comprehensive and I am happy to see that both quantitative and qualitative terms are included. The definitions are generally easy to understand and clear."
Karen L. Webber
"It is a clear and easy to read description of terms and concepts with an alphabetic order so it’s easy to find what one is looking for. It is general so it applied to many disciplines."
Hsin-I (Steve) Liu
"Comprehensive, organized and well-written."
David F. Rico
"It brings key terminology together all in one place. It’s simple to read, not too long, and easy to grasp."
Lynn Comeford
"It is simple and clear, covers a large variety of research methodology terms and the internet addresses are terrific."
Kathleen Duncan
"Extensive, easy to understand, easy to use…"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412995139
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 572,362
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael J. Holosko, Ph.D., M.S.W., is the Pauline M. Berger Professor of Family and Child Welfare at The University of Georgia, School of Social Work, and adjunct instructor at Norfolk State University. He has taught across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum in schools of social work,nursing, public administration, and applied social science in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has published extensively in the areas of evaluation, health care, gerontology, social policy, research, music intervention, and spirituality. For the past 30 years, he has been a consultant to a variety of large and small health and human service organizations andhas published numerous monographs, chapters, articles, and texts in the areas of evaluation, health care, gerontology, social policy, research, music intervention, and spirituality. He serves on the editorial boards of Research on Social Work Practice, Journal of Health and Social Policy, Journal of Human Behavior and Social Environment, Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, Journal of Social Service Research, and Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work Practice.

Bruce Thyer is currently a Professor and former Dean with the College of Social Work at Florida State University. Dr. Thyer spent the years 1987 - 2002 with the University of Georgia, where he earned the rank of Distinguished Research Professor. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 2012 he was elected to the Social Work Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Thyer is the founder and current editor of one of social work's premier journals, RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, and is the author of over 250 articles, 80 chapters and he had authored or edited over 25 professional books. His research interests involve the promotion of evidence-based practice, evaluation research, applied behavior analysis, and social work theory.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
About the Authors
Section I
1. Glossary Terms
2. Commonly Used Acronyms, Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms Found in Research and Evaluation Studies
3. Statistical Terms
Section II
4. Some Helpful Research and Evaluation Websites
A. Quantitative Research
B. Qualitative Research
C. Evaluation Research
D. Statistics
E. Additional Research Related Sites
5. Core Journals in Various Social and Behavioral Sciences
A. Social Work
B. Sociology
C. Psychology
D. Education
E. Nursing
F. Criminology
G. Family Studies
H. Counseling
I. Public Health
J. Political Science
K. Public Administration
L. Business
M. Communication Studies

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