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Doing quantitative research in the social sciences : an integrated approach to research design, measurement and statistics / Thomas R. Black
Books/Textual Material | SAGE | 1999.
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London : SAGE, 1999.
Descript
xiv, 751 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 741-745) and index.
Contents
Pt. I. Introduction to research design. The nature of enquiry -- Beginning the design process -- Initial sources of invalidity and confounding -- Basic designs -- Identifying populations and samples -- Additional sources of confounding by the measurement process and interactions -- Refining the designs -- pt. II. Measurement design. Principles of measurement and collecting factual data -- Measuring attitudes, opinions and views -- Measuring achievement -- Evaluating data quality: determining instrument reliability and validity -- pt. III. Turning data into information using statistics. Descriptive statistics using a spreadsheet -- Probability and statistical significance. Power, errors, and choosing α.
Pt. IV. Ex post facto, experimental and quasi-experimental designs: parametric tests. Comparing two groups: t-test -- One-way analysis of variance -- Factorial designs -- Randomized block designs and analysis of covariance -- pt. V. Nonparametric tests: nominal and ordinal variables. Nonparametric tests: one and two samples -- Nonparametric tests: multiple and related samples -- pt. VI. Describing non-causal relationships. Correlation and association -- Regression -- Postscript -- Appendix A: An introduction to spreadsheets -- Appendix B: Statistical tables -- Glossary of mathematical symbols, equations and Excel functions.
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ISBN
0761953523 (hc. : alk. paper)
0813368855 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0761953531 (pbk.)
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OCoLC
20010611085504.0
980810s1999 enk b 001 0 eng dcam a
UkNcU DLC QP9 UKM DUQ
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DUQQ
H61 .B4765 1999
300/.7/27 21
X0 DUQ
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