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  1. Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Evaluation for the 21st Century: A Handbook

    Eleanor Chelimsky & William R. Shadish


    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...


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

  2. Journal Article

    "Contradictions of Feminist Methodology"

    Gender & Society (1991)

    Many feminists have argued that researchers must “give voice” to hitherto silenced women by adopting “the view from below.” Critically reviewing the literature on feminist methodology, the author argues that this perspective, while absolutely essential, is not suf...

    Methods: Feminism , Social interaction , Methodology , Feminist research , Theory , Quantitative research , Concepts & philosophies , Empiricism

  3. SRM Datasets

    Making Comparisons of Interview Data and Drawing Out Themes: Experiences of Working in Higher Education

    Jamie Harding


    This example focuses on one of the first stage of the analysis of interview data, where the researcher has the transcripts and faces the challenge of trying to make sense of them. The approach taken is thematic analysis, although it ...


    Methods: Comparison

    Data Types: Interview Transcripts

  4. Journal Article

    "Comparing Logit and Probit Coefficients Across Groups"


    Comparing logit and probit coefficients across groups 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...

    Methods: Regression , Comparison

  5. Journal Article

    "Writing an Intellectual History of Scientific Development: The Use of Discovery Accounts"

    Social Studies of Science (1976)

    Recently I presented, with others, a general statement of the sequence of social and intellectual processes which characterize the emergence, growth and final decline of specific areas of scientific endeavour. 1 A central concern of my own research has been to exami...

    Methods: Historical research , Writing , Scientific method

  6. Journal Article

    "Comments on Elias's ‘Scenes from the Life of a Knight’"


    Comments on Elias's ‘scenes from the life of a knight’ In one of his few published references to the work of Norbert Elias, Anthony Giddens (1984: 129) writes dismissively in The Constitution of Societ...

    Methods: Historical research , Context , Art

  7. Journal Article

    "Is Optimal Matching Suboptimal?"


    Is optimal matching suboptimal? 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 diss...

    Methods: Comparison , Analysis , Algorithms

  8. Journal Article

    "Recalling the Letter: The Uses of Oral Testimony in Historical Studies of Literacy"

    Written Communication (2007)

    This article examines the uses of oral testimony in writing about literacy in historical context, especially about the literacy traditions of populations “hidden from history”-immigrants, refugees, and undocumented persons-who are entering U.S. schools and workplaces...

    Methods: Testimony , Historical research , Archival research , Oral history interview , Oral history

  9. Journal Article

    "Surrogate endpoint validation: statistical elegance versus clinical relevance"


    Surrogate endpoint validation: Statistical elegance versus clinical relevance 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 st...

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Journal Article

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


    Controlling error in multiple comparisons, with examples from state-to-state differences in educational achievement 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 correspond...

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

  13. Multiple Comparisons

    Multiple Comparisons

    Alan J. Klockars & Gilbert Sax


    Multiple Comparisons demonstrates the most important methods of investigating differences between levels of an independent variable within an experimental design. The authors review the analysis of variance and hypothesis testing and describe the dimensions on which multiple compariso...


    Methods: Constant comparison , Comparison

  14. Narrative Analysis

    Narrative Analysis

    Colette Daiute & Cynthia Lightfoot


    Narrative Analysis: Studying the Development of Individuals in Society aims to help researchers and students identify and evaluate the wealth of rationales, practices, caveats, and values of narrative inquiry for understanding human ...


    Methods: Historical research , Personal experience , Narrative analysis , Narrative research

  15. Journal Article

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


    Proceeding from observed correlation to causal inference: The use of natural experiments 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. ...

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

  16. Meta-Analytic Procedures for Social Research

    Meta-Analytic Procedures for Social Research

    Robert Rosenthal


    Praised in the first edition for the clarity of his general framework for conceptualizing meta-analysis, Rosenthal's revised edition covers the latest techniques in the field, such as a new effect size indicator for one size data, a new coefficient of robustness of replication, new pr...


    Methods: Meta-analysis , Meta synthesis , Comparison , Effect size (ES)

  17. Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Introduction to the Comparative Method with Boolean Algebra

    Daniele Caramani


    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...


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

  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


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


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

  19. Working with Archival Data

    Working with Archival Data

    Glen H. Elder, Jr., Eliza K. Pavalko & Elizabeth C. Clipp


    Although the growth of longitudinal data archives is one of the most dramatic developments in the behavioural sciences, there has been a barrier to the effective use of these files due to a lack of understanding of the relation between research questions and archival data - until now....


    Methods: Research questions , Archive , Historical research , Concepts & philosophies , Data archives

  20. British Social Attitudes : The 23rd Report, 2006/2007

    British Social Attitudes : The 23rd Report, 2006/2007

    Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Miranda Phillips & Mark Johnson


    The British Social Attitudes survey series is carried out by Britain's largest independent social research institute, the National Centre for Social Research. It provides an indispensable guide to current political and social issues in ...


    Methods: Norms , Historical research , Statistical significance , Survey , Longitudinal study

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