Research Methods: The Concise Knowledge Base / Edition 1

Research Methods: The Concise Knowledge Base / Edition 1

by William Trochim
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592601464

ISBN-13: 9781592601462

Pub. Date: 11/23/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


From an expert in the research methods field, Research Methods: The Concise Knowledge Base was written specifically for undergraduates. Trochim streamlined and clarified explanations of fundamental, yet difficult, concepts in his familiar, engaging style. With this text, students will learn about the relationship between theory and practice, which will help…  See more details below

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From an expert in the research methods field, Research Methods: The Concise Knowledge Base was written specifically for undergraduates. Trochim streamlined and clarified explanations of fundamental, yet difficult, concepts in his familiar, engaging style. With this text, students will learn about the relationship between theory and practice, which will help them become better researchers and better consumers of research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592601462
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/23/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Sales rank:
900,137
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Foundations 1-1The Language of Research 1-2The Rationale of Research 1-3Validity of Research 1-4Ethics in Research 1-5Conceptualizing Chapter 2 - Sampling 2-1External Validity 2-2Sampling Terminology 2-3Statistical Terms in Sampling 2-4Probability Sampling 2-5Nonprobability Sampling Chapter 3 - The Theory of Measurement 3-1Construct Validity 3-2Reliability 3-3Levels of Measurement Chapter 4 - Survey Research 4-1Constructing the Survey 4-2Interviews 4-3Surveys Chapter 5 - Scales and Indexes 5-1Indexes 5-2Scaling 5-3Indexes and Scales Chapter 6 - Qualitative and Unobtrusive Measures 6-1Qualitative Measures 6-2Unobtrusive Measures Chapter 7 - Design 7-1Internal Validity 7-2Introduction to Design 7-3Types of Designs Chapter 8 - Experimental Design 8-1Introduction to Experimental Design 8-2Classifying Experimental Designs 8-3Factorial Designs 8-4Randomized Block Designs 8-5Covariance Designs 8-6Switching Replications Experimental Designs Chapter 9 - Quasi-Experimental Design 9-1The Nonequivalent-Groups Design 9-2The Regression-Discontinuity Design 9-3Other Quasi-Experimental Designs Chapter 10 - Designing Designs 10-1Designing Designs for Research Chapter 11 - Analysis 11-1Conclusion Validity 11-2Data Preparation 11-3Descriptive Statistics Chapter 12 - Analysis for Research Design 12-1Inferential Statistics 12-2The General Linear Model 12-3Experimental Analysis 12-4Quasi-Experimental Analysis Chapter 13 - Write-Up 13-1Key Elements 13-2Formatting

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