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  1. Applied Statistics with SPSS

    Applied Statistics with SPSS

    Eelko Huizingh


    An all-in-one self-study guide to SPSS and do-it-yourself guide to statistics. Based around the needs of undergraduate students embarking on their own research project, and its self-help style is designed to boost the skills and confidence of those that will need to use SPSS in the co...


    Methods: Computer programmes , Statistical packages , Quantitative data analysis , Data analysis

  2. Applied Thematic Analysis

    Applied Thematic Analysis

    Greg Guest, Kathleen M. MacQueen & Emily E. Namey


    After collecting qualitative data from in-depth interviews, focus groups, or field observations, students and researchers often struggle to make sense of it. This step-by-step guide draws on the authors' many years of experience carrying out qualitative research and conducting trainin...


    Methods: Thematic analysis , Research design , Qualitative research , Qualitative data analysis

  3. Methods Case Studies

    Applying Discourse Theory: When ‘Text’ Is More than Just Talk

    Jed Horner


    This case provides an overview of the application of Discourse Theory. It outlines the underpinnings of Discourse Theory, including the constitutive role of ‘the political’, examines how data, or ‘text’, are defined in ...


    Methods: Purposive sampling , Discourse analysis , Semi-structured interviews , Document analysis , Qualitative research

  4. Methods Case Studies

    Applying Organizational Leadership Theory to Evaluate a Community College Orientation and Preparation Program with Predominantly Latino/a Students: Qualitative Interviews in a Service-Learning Project

    Luis M. Andrade, Angela Hoppe Nagao, Esmeralda Medrano, Josephine Macharia Lowe & Ding-Jo Currie


    In this case study, a team of doctoral students—Luis M. Andrade, Angela Hoppe Nagao, Esmeralda Medrano, and Josephine Macharia Lowe—in a community college leadership program participated in a service-learning field project as part of an organizational theory course to analyze co...


    Methods: Probability sampling , Interviews , Focus groups

  5. Appreciative Inquiry

    Appreciative Inquiry

    Jan Reed


    Pioneers in the area of appreciative inquiry (AI) have focused on it as an organisational development tool, but this book explores AI as a research framework. The author reflects on her experience of using AI as a research approach, and draws on writing in organisational development a...


    Methods: Participatory action research , Interpretation , Ethnography , Participation

  6. Archival Strategies and Techniques

    Archival Strategies and Techniques

    Michael R. Hill


    Historical and biographical work is becoming a more common type of qualitative research done by social scientists and usually requires the extensive use of formal archives housed in universities, governments, museums and other institutions. This practical and concise book provides an ...


  7. Journal Article

    "Are Simple Gain Scores Obsolete?"

    Applied Psychological Measurement (1996)

    Over a quarter century ago, Cronbach & Furby (1970) and many other authors (e.g., Gulliksen, 1950; Lord & Novick, 1968) concluded that simple differences between pretest and posttest scores have questionable value in behavioral and social science research. Yet th...

    Methods: Theory , Quantitative data analysis , Reliability

  8. Methods Case Studies

    Arranging and Conducting Elite Interviews: Practical Considerations

    Christopher Huggins


    Elite interviewing is an established research method in the social sciences. It offers researchers a number of advantages, particularly when the motivations and perceptions of participants are the subject of inquiry. I ...


    Methods: Semi-structured interviews , Elite interview , Role of the researcher , Organizational research

  9. The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas: A Guide to Proposal Development and Project Management

    The Art of Funding and Implementing Ideas: A Guide to Proposal Development and Project Management

    Arnold R. Shore & John M. Carfora


    This resource provides a step-by-step approach to turning a research idea into a proposal worthy of funding, demystifying the process as a result. The authors present a proven approach to the development of research ideas alongside a systematic treatment of proposals section-by-sectio...


    Methods: Research management

  10. Journal Article

    "The art(fulness) of open-ended interviewing: some considerations on analysing interviews"

    Qualitative Research (2001)

    ABSTRACT Considerable analytic attention has focused on interviewees’ talk as ‘accounts’, or ‘versions’, rather than as direct reports of attitudes or perceptions. However, despite recognition of the ‘co-construction of accounts’, little analytic atte...

    Methods: Interviews , Analysis , Qualitative research , Conversation analysis

  11. Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues

    Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues

    J. Gary Knowles & Ardra L. Cole


    Represents an unfolding and expanding orientation to qualitative social science research that draws inspiration, concepts, processes, and representational forms from the arts.


    Methods: Visual representations , Artistic inquiry , Visual research , Visual analysis , Writing , Performance , Dance , Experience , Text , Drama , Art

  12. Assessing Inequality

    Assessing Inequality

    Lingxin Hao & Daniel Q. Naiman


    This text reviews a set of widely used summary inequality measures, and the lesser known relative distribution method provides the basic rational...


    Methods: Inequality , Descriptive statistics , Distribution , Interpretation , Statistical significance , Analysis , Power , Survey , Empirical data

  13. Methods Case Studies

    Assessing the Effects of Development Aid in Post-Conflict Regions: Using Survey and Field Research Methods in the North East Afghanistan Longitudinal Study

    Jan R. Böhnke, Jan Koehler & Christoph Zürcher


    In 2006, we started a project based on previous fieldwork in Afghanistan as well as other Central Asian countries to assess whether development aid in (post-)conflict regions has an effect on stability, that is, securit...


    Methods: Evaluation research , Interviews , Fieldwork , Qualitative methods , Quantitative research , Triangulation , Mixed methods , Survey

  14. Methods Case Studies

    Assessing the Impact of a Community Program for Young Girls: Literature Review, Questionnaire Survey Methods, and Survey Data Analysis

    Rachael Jurek & Kirsten Isgro


    This case study shares the research process of one upper level undergraduate research methods course for Communication Studies and Public Relations students at a mid-sized public college in the Northeastern United State...


    Methods: Coding , Research ethics , Quantitative research , Literature review , Multiple realities , Secondary data analysis , Survey data analysis

  15. Methods Case Studies

    Assessing the Income Consequences of Breastfeeding for Women: A Controversial Case Using Linear Growth Modelling

    Phyllis L. F. Rippeyoung


    Due to the fact that most breastfeeding research has been carried out by those in the natural and health sciences, the literature has emphasized the health benefits of breastfeeding for babies and how to persuade women ...


    Methods: Quantitative data analysis , Research design , Prospective data , Secondary Analysis , Longitudinal analysis , Statistical modelling

  16. Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    Jörg Blasius & Victor Thiessen


    This book introduces the latest methods for assessing the quality and validity of survey data by providing new ways of interpreting variation and measuring error. By practically and accessibly demonstrating these techniques, especially those derived from Multiple Correspondence Analys...


    Methods: Integrity , Scaling , Screening , Comparison , Quantitative data collection , Quality criteria , Survey

  17. The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

    The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models

    Harry J. Khamis


    Will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software.


    Methods: Visualization , Contingency tables , Data visualisation , Log-linear analysis , Association models , Quantitative data analysis , Graph theory , Modelling , Association , Crosstabulation , Statistical modelling

  18. Association Models

    Association Models

    Raymond Sin-Kwok Wong


    Although association models have been widely utilized by social stratification researchers, especially in the study of social mobility and assortative mating such techniques have yet to be widely disseminated to other social science disciplines. This is partly because most of the impo...


    Methods: Quantitative data analysis , Association models , Quantitative research , Statistical significance , Statistical modelling

  19. Methods Case Studies

    Asynchronous Email Interviewing: A Qualitative Data Collection Method

    Berenice Golding


    When I began my PhD in 2007, little research had been undertaken that examined egg-share donors’ experiences of giving informed consent. Egg sharing is an assisted reproduction treatment pioneered by Eric Simons and ...


    Methods: Interviews , Qualitative data collection , Hermeneutic analysis , Internet research , E-research , Phenomenology , Internet interviewing

  20. Journal Article

    "Autoethnography in Vocational Psychology: Wearing Your Class on Your Sleeve"

    Journal of Career Development (2010)

    This article addresses reflective practice in research and practice and takes the issue of consciousness of social class in vocational psychology as a working example. It is argued that the discipline's appreciation of social class can be advanced through application...

    Methods: Autoethnography , Class , Reflexivity

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