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  1. Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Eleanor Chelimsky & William R. Shadish

    (1997)

    What methodological tools have been most useful in doing evaluation? What are some of the new methodologies that are being used and developed? Will the types of things evaluated expand from programs, personnel, and products to foreign aid, medical technology, environmental intervent...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483348896

    Methods: Measurement , Auditing , Policy evaluation , Evaluation , Performance , Comparison

  2. Journal Article

    "Controlling Error in Multiple Comparisons, with Examples from State-to-State Differences in Educational Achievement"

    Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics (1999)

    Two questions often asked about each of a set of observed comparisons are: (a) should we be confident about the direction or the sign of the corresponding underlying population comparison, and (b) for what interval of values should we be confident that it contains the va...

    Methods: Quantitative data analysis , Comparison , Statistical power , Effect size (ES) , Alpha error / Type i error , Power

  3. Journal Article

    "Surrogate endpoint validation: statistical elegance versus clinical relevance"

    Statistical Methods in Medical Research (2008)

    A variety of approaches have been proposed to provide formal and informal validation of proposed surrogate markers. To achieve true clinical impact, the validation must convince both the statistical and clinical communities. In this paper, we argue that the best approach...

    Methods: Statistical significance , Regression , Comparison , Correlation , Validity

  4. Journal Article

    "Comparing Logit and Probit Coefficients Across Groups"

    Sociological Methods & Research (1999)

    For binary dependent variables, logit (logistic) and probit regression have become standard methods of analysis. As with ordinary linear regression, researchers often estimate separate binary regression models for two or more groups of individuals and then compare coeffi...

    Methods: Regression , Comparison

  5. Journal Article

    "Is Optimal Matching Suboptimal?"

    Sociological Methods & Research (2009)

    In the late 1980s, Andrew Abbott introduced a technique known as optimal matching to the social sciences. Optimal matching (OM) is a method borrowed from biology that can be used to create a measure of similarity (or more often dissimilarity) between pairs of sequence...

    Methods: Comparison , Analysis , Algorithms

  6. Journal Article

    "Proceeding From Observed Correlation to Causal Inference: The Use of Natural Experiments"

    Perspectives on Psychological Science (2007)

    From an early point in their training, all behavioral scientists are taught that statistically significant correlations do not necessarily mean any kind of causative effect. Nevertheless, the literature is full of studies with findings that are exclusively based on c...

    Methods: Inference , Association , Bias , Concepts & philosophies , Causal inference , Correlation , Causal effects , Variables , Contextual effects , Research design , Causation , Comparison , Experiments , Qualitative data analysis

  7. Journal Article

    "The Mode Effect in Mixed-mode Surveys: Mail and Web Surveys"

    Social Science Computer Review (2010)

    Web surveys can suffer from their nonrandom nature (coverage error) and low response rate (nonresponse error). Therefore, web surveys should be supported by mail survey to eliminate these problems. However, using different survey methods together may introduce anothe...

    Methods: Comparison , Experiments , Survey , Survey data analysis , Online survey

  8. Journal Article

    "Conducting Intensive Interviews Using Email: A Serendipitous Comparative Opportunity"

    Qualitative Social Work (2006)

    This article examines the use of computer-mediated recruitment and email intensive interviewing in contrast to more traditional methods of data collection. Email interviewing is compared to telephone and face-to-face interviewing with the same study population utiliz...

    Methods: Methodology , Interviews , Comparison , Experience , Internet research

  9. “12 The Sacred Side of Professional Journalism”

    Thorbjörn Broddason

    Found in: Communication Theory and Research

    (2005)

    The idea of sacredness as a key element in the maintenance of social cohesion has been one of the best-established fixtures of sociological thought since its introduction by Emile Durkheim (1976/1915). In this paper the idea is discussed that some occupations, journalism b...

    Methods: Moral / Ethical dilemma , Theory , Ethics / Research ethics , Knowledge

  10. Qualitative Marketing Research

    Qualitative Marketing Research

    Johanna Moisander & Anu Valtonen

    (2006)

    Aimed at both graduate and undergraduate students majoring in business administration and in other fields of social sciences, Qualitative Marketing Research unpacks the emerging cultural approach in the field of marketing and ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209632

    Methods: Positivism , Concepts & philosophies , Marketing research , Qualitative research , Interpretivism

  11. Qualitative Research in Information Systems

    Qualitative Research in Information Systems

    Michael D. Myers & David Avison

    (2002)

    Qualitative research has become a legitimate approach within the information systems community, but researchers have traditionally drawn upon material from the social sciences given the absence of a single source relevant to them. Qualitative Research in Information Systems: A Reader ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209687

    Methods: Hermeneutics , Positivism , Ethnography , Qualitative research , Interpretivism , Critical hermeneutics

  12. Qualitative Marketing Research

    Qualitative Marketing Research

    David Carson, Audrey Gilmore, Chad Perry & Kjell Gronhaug

    (2001)

    As the importance of marketing to business grows, and as new concepts and applications of marketing emerge and evolve, so too does the need for up-to-date market intelligence. This book recognizes that the contribution which qualitative research can make to market understanding and in...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209625

    Methods: Positivism , Concepts & philosophies , Marketing research , Qualitative research , Interpretivism

  13. Practitioner Research in Counselling

    Practitioner Research in Counselling

    John McLeod

    (1999)

    `This is a practical guide to carrying out research in counselling and the helping professions generally. It covers all major aspects of research and guides the reader through the essential processes involved, from setting up and ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209588

    Methods: Research questions , Practitioner research , Positivism , Methodological pluralism , Research design , Data analysis , Qualitative research , Qualitative data analysis

  14. Making Sense of Social Research

    Making Sense of Social Research

    Malcolm Williams

    (2003)

    What are the essentials for undergraduates and postgraduates engaged in quantitative and qualitative research? How can the gap between formulating a research question and carrying out research be bridged? This accessible, well-judged text provides students with a matchless introductio...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781849209434

    Methods: Positivism , Ethics / Research ethics , Scientific method , Literature review , Mixed methods , Qualitative research , Understanding , Realism , Truth claims , Research questions , Methodological pluralism , Sampling , Research design , Regression , Interpretivism , Critical theory

  15. The Quality of Qualitative Research

    The Quality of Qualitative Research

    Clive Seale

    (1999)

    `Apart from its inherent readability, I found three other attractive features about the book: First is the use of exemplars based on case ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9780857020093

    Methods: Postmodernism , Negative cases , Internal reliability , Ethnomethodology , Positivism , Ethnography , Induction / Analytic induction , External validity , Concepts & philosophies , Grounded theory , Qualitative research

  16. Understanding Management Research

    Understanding Management Research

    Phil Johnson & Joanne Duberley

    (2000)

    'These sections represent the clearest rendition yet of these subjects, with difficult concepts introduced in a digestible form for the neophytic (or not so neophytic) researcher. Whilst in a book this size not every argument can be presented, there is ample extra material to be found...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9780857020185

    Methods: Postmodernism , Rationalism , Positivism , Ontology , Objectivity , Objectivism , Subjectivity , Methodology , Relativism , Epistemology , Empiricism , Logical positivism , Critical theory

  17. Analysis of Covariance

    Analysis of Covariance

    Albert R. Wildt & Olli Ahtola

    (1978)

    This book presents a technique for analyzing the effects of variables, groups, and treatments in both experimental and observational settings. Analysis of Covariance considers not only the main effects of one variable upon another, but ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412983297

    Methods: Hypothesis , Covariates , Comparison , Analysis , Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) , Covariance

  18. Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques

    Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and Related Techniques

    Benoît Rihoux & Charles C. Ragin

    (2009)

    Paves the way for an innovative approach to empirical scientific work through a strategy that integrates key strengths of both qualitative ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781452226569

    Methods: Qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) , Comparative research , Comparison

  19. Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    Assessing the Quality of Survey Data

    Jörg Blasius & Victor Thiessen

    (2012)

    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...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446251874

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

  20. Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani

    (2009)

    Offering students and researchers in the behavioural and social sciences a brief and accessible introduction to the comparative method, it is ideal for students of public administration, policy, sociology, political science, social ...

    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412984690

    Methods: Quantitative data analysis , Comparative research , Comparison , Boolean logic

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