100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Methods (Sage 100 Questions and Answers)

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Methods (Sage 100 Questions and Answers)

By: Neil J. Salkind (author)Paperback

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In an increasing data driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand the process of research, from the initial asking of questions through the analysis and interpretation of data leasing to a final report, and everything in between. 100 Questions (and Answers) about Research Methods summarizes the most important questions that lie in those inbetween spaces that one could ask about research methods while providing an answer as well. This is a short book and intended for those individuals who need a refresher as to what the important topics are within this area of study as well as for those who are entirely new to the discipline and need a resource as to what the key questions are that one might ask. It's for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams, researchers who need a reference, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in research methods and anyone curious about how these tools can most effectively be used.

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Neil J. Salkind received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development, and after teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains as a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education, where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children's cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina's Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction and the focus was on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He has delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations; written more than 100 trade and textbooks; and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (Sage), Theories of Human Development (Sage), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years and lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where he likes to letterpress print (see https://sites.google.com/site/bigboypressofks/ for more), read, swim with the Lawrence River City Sharks, bake brownies (see the recipe at http://www.statisticsforpeople.com/The Brown.html), and poke around old Volvos and old houses

Contents

Part 1. Understanding the Research Process and Getting Started Part 2. Reviewing and Writing About Your Research Question Part 3. Introductory Ideas About Ethics Part 4. Research Methods: Knowing the Language, Knowing the Ideas Part 5. Sampling Ideas and Issues Part 6. Describing Data Using Descriptive Techniques Part 7. All About Testing and Measuring Part 8. Understanding Different Research Methods Part 9. All About Inference and Significance

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/07/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412992039
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781412992039
  • weight: 268
  • ISBN10: 1412992036

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