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Understanding research methods: an overview of the essentials

Author: Patten, Mildred L. Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing, 2005.Edition: 5th ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 184 p. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 1884585647Type of document: Book
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Understanding Research Methods An Overview of the Essentials Contents Introduction to the Fifth Edition Part A Introduction to Research Methods 1. Introduction to Empirical Research 2. Experimental vs. Nonexperimental Studies 3. Experimental vs. Causal-Comparative Studies 4. Types of Nonexperimental Research 5. Variables in Nonexperimental Studies 6. Variables in Experimental Studies 7. Research Hypotheses, Purposes, and Questions 8. Operational Definitions of Variables 9. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research: I 10. Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research: II 11. Program Evaluation 12. Ethical Considerations in Research 13. The Role of Theory in Research Part B Reviewing Literature 14. Reasons for Reviewing Literature 15. Locating Literature Electronically 16. Organizing a Literature Review 17. Writing a Literature Review 18. Citing References Part C Sampling 19. Biased and Unbiased Sampling 20. Simple Random and Systematic Sampling 21. Stratified Random Sampling 22. Other Methods of Sampling 23. Introduction to Sample Size 24. A Closer Look at Sample Size Part D Measurement 25. Introduction to Validity 26. Judgmental Validity 27. Empirical Validity 28. Judgmental-Empirical Validity 29. Reliability and Its Relationship to Validity 30. Measures of Reliability 31. Norm- and Criterion-Referenced Tests 32. Measures of Optimum Performance 33. Measures of Typical Performance vii 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 67 71 75 77 79 81 Part E Experimental Design 34. True Experimental Designs 35. Threats to Internal Validity 36. Threats to External Validity 37. Pre-Experimental Designs 38. Quasi-Experimental Designs Part F Understanding Statistics 39. Descriptive and Inferential Statistics 40. Introduction to the Null Hypothesis 41. Scales of Measurement 42. Descriptions of Nominal Data 43. Introduction to the Chi Square Test 44. A Closer Look at the Chi Square Test 45. Shapes of Distributions 46. The Mean, Median, and Mode 47. The Mean and Standard Deviation 48. The Median and Interquartile Range 49. The Pearson Correlation Coefficient 50. The t Test 51. One-Way Analysis of Variance 52. Two-Way Analysis of Variance 53. Practical Significance of Results Part G Effect Size and Meta-Analysis 54. Introduction to Effect Size (d) 55. Interpretation of Effect Size (d) 56. Effect Size and Correlation (r) 57. Introduction to Meta-Analysis 58. Meta-Analysis and Effect Size 59. Meta-Analysis: Strengths and Weaknesses Part H Qualitative Research 60. Sampling in Qualitative Research: I 61. Sampling in Qualitative Research: II 62. Measurement in Qualitative Research: I 63. Measurement in Qualitative Research: II 64. Quality Control in Qualitative Research 65. Grounded Theory for Data Analysis 66. Consensual Qualitative Research: Analysis Appendices A. Outline of Question Route for a Focus Group Study of Stress 83 85 87 89 91 93 95 97 99 101 103 105 107 109 111 113 115 117 119 121 123 125 127 129 131 133 135 137 139 141 143 145 147 149 151 153 155 157 B. Excerpts from Literature Reviews C. Electronic Databases for Locating Literature D. Electronic Sources of Statistical Information E. Other Methods of Determining Reliability F. A Closer Look at the Standard Deviation G. A Closer Look at Effect Size 159 163 165 171 173 175 Tables 1. Table of Random Numbers 2. Table of Recommended Sample Sizes 177 179 181 Index

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