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Quantitative Research: An IntroductionThe purpose of this text is to simplify quantitative research for the undergraduate student. Quantitative research is not a mystery, and it is not out of the range of the average student’s ability. This text will shed light on the necessary concepts, and lead a beginning researcher through the process. This is an introductory text for an undergraduate research methods class. This text will provide you with the basic skills for performing and analyzing simple observational, experimental, a…

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, 4th EditionThe eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and refl ections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the key elements of the research process, giving specifi…

Introduction to Social Research: Quantitative and Qualitative ApproachesIn the new edition of Introduction to Social Research, Keith Punch takes a fresh look at the entire research process, from formulating a research question to writing up your research. Covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, the book focuses on matching research questions to appropriate methods. Offering concise, balanced coverage, this book clearly explains the underlying principles of social research and shows you how to put this understanding into practice.   The third editio…

A Gentle Introduction to Effective Computing in Quantitative Research: What Every Research Assistant Should Know (MIT Press)This book offers a practical guide to the computational methods at the heart of most modern quantitative research. It will be essential reading for research assistants needing hands-on experience; students entering PhD programs in business, economics, and other social or natural sciences; and those seeking quantitative jobs in industry. No background in computer science is assumed; a learner need only have a computer with access to the Internet. Using the example as its principal pedagogical dev…

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods: An Investigative ApproachIntroduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate to introductory level courses in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historical and contemporary research …

Quantitative Social Science: An IntroductionAn introductory textbook on data analysis and statistics written especially for students in the social sciences and allied fieldsQuantitative analysis is an increasingly essential skill for social science research, yet students in the social sciences and related areas typically receive little training in it–or if they do, they usually end up in statistics classes that offer few insights into their field. This textbook is a practical introduction to data analysis and statistics written especiall…

Applied Regression: An Introduction (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) Known for its readability and clarity, this Second Edition of the best-selling Applied Regression provides an accessible introduction to regression analysis for social scientists and other professionals who want to model quantitative data. After covering the basic idea of fitting a straight line to a scatter of data points, the text uses clear language to explain both the mathematics and assumptions behind the simple linear regression model. Authors Colin Lewis-Beck and Michael Lewis-Beck then …

Quantitative Research in Linguistics: An Introduction (Research Methods in Linguistics)Presents a comprehensive introduction to analysing quantitative linguistic data. Starting with an definition of quantitative data, and how it differs from qualitative data, Seb Rasinger examines what the student linguist is trying to find out through analysing data, and how quantitative techniques can help arrive at meaningful and accurate conclusions. This expanded, 2nd edition now also includes a discussion of Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and MANOVA, and provides a brief introduction to statis…

Quantitative Research in Linguistics: An Introduction (Research Methods in Linguistics)This textbook presents a comprehensive introduction to analysing quantitative linguistic data. Starting with an in-depth examination of what quantitative data is, and how it differs from qualitative data, the book examines what the linguist is trying to find out through analysing data, and how quantitative techniques can help him or her to arrive at meaningful and accurate conclusions. The book introduces: – using statistics, variables, reliability of data, describing data, analysing data, testi…

Media and Communication Research Methods: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative ApproachesIn this new edition, Arthur Asa Berger employs his signature style—a practical focus, the use of numerous examples, a step-by-step approach, and humor—to update and enhance this bestselling introductory text. Combining discussions of qualitative and quantitative research methods with a clear and engaging writing style, the book is ideal for beginning research students at both the graduate and undergraduate level….