Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Russell A. Jones
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 0878933727
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

This text acquaints the student with the diverse methods used in the social, psychological and behavioural sciences. The scientific question at hand affects the researcher's choice of methods, and this book helps students develop an appreciation for the sorts of hypotheses and questions that can be most profitably investigated with each method. The text emphasizes that the student needs to be acquainted with a variety of research methods, as there is no single perfect method. Along with the illustrative research in each chapter, the advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed.

Internet Research Methods

Author: Claire Hewson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761959203
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

Offering a concise, comprehensive guide to conducting research on the Internet, this book provides a detailed explanation of all the main areas of Internet research. It distinguishes between primary research (using the Internet to recruit participants, to administer the research process and to collect results) and secondary research (using the Internet to access available material online). The book is designed for social science researchers and presents a user-friendly, practical guide that will be invaluable to both students and researchers who wish to incorporate the Internet into their research practice.

Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Author: Jerry Wellington
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826485670
Release Date: 2007-12-18
Genre: Education

Genuine one-stop resource including qualitative and quantitive research approaches covering multidisciplinary examples.

Handbook of Mixed Methods in Social Behavioral Research

Author: Abbas Tashakkori
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761920730
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

"The Handbook provides both philosophical and practical foundations for using mixed methods in social science inquiry. Theory about mixing methods is nicely balanced and illustrated with concrete examples. All aspects of inquiry are covered from conceptualizing research to selecting methods, analyzing and interpreting data, and reporting findings. The Handbook offers the most comprehensive review of mixed methods available anywhere. It will be a definitive reference for a long time to come." --MICHAEL QUINN PATTON, The Union Institute and Utilization-Focused Evaluation Written so that it can be used either as a pedagogical tool or as a reference for researchers, the book is rich in examples and includes a glossary, easy-to-follow diagrams, and tables to help readers become more familiar with the language and controversies in this evolving area.

Research Methodology in the Social Behavioural and Life Sciences

Author: Herman J Ader
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761958833
Release Date: 1999-12-07
Genre: Social Science

This is an ideal text for advanced courses in research methods and experimental design. It argues that the methodology of quantitative research is a unified discipline with basic notions, procedures and ways of reasoning which can be applied across the social, behavioural and life sciences. Key designs, models and methods in research are covered by leading contributors in their field who seek to explain the fundamentals of the research process to enable the student to understand the broader implications and unifying themes.

Statistical Methods for the Social and Behavioural Sciences

Author: David B. Flora
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526421920
Release Date: 2017-12-11
Genre: Social Science

Statistical methods in modern research increasingly entail developing, estimating and testing models for data. Rather than rigid methods of data analysis, the need today is for more flexible methods for modelling data. In this logical, easy-to-follow and exceptionally clear book, David Flora provides a comprehensive survey of the major statistical procedures currently used. His innovative model-based approach teaches you how to: Understand and choose the right statistical model to fit your data Match substantive theory and statistical models Apply statistical procedures hands-on, with example data analyses Develop and use graphs to understand data and fit models to data Work with statistical modeling principles using any software package Learn by applying, with input and output files for R, SAS, SPSS, and Mplus. Statistical Methods for the Social and Behavioural Sciences: A Model Based Approach is the essential guide for those looking to extend their understanding of the principles of statistics, and begin using the right statistical modeling method for their own data. It is particularly suited to second or advanced courses in statistical methods across the social and behavioural sciences.

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research

Author: Charles Teddlie
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761930129
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Foundations of Mixed Methods Research is the first comprehensive textbook on using mixed methods in the social sciences, written by two leading names in the field. Mixed methodology (combining quantitative and qualitative approaches) has become an increasingly popular way of both researching and teaching methodology across the social sciences, and students across these fields are expected to be proficient in both quantitative and qualitative techniques. This text begins with an introduction to and overview of the development of mixed methodology, and then takes students through all aspects of working with mixed methods from research design and data collection through to analysis and conclusions.

Research Methods in Social Relations

Author: Geoffrey Maruyama
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118764985
Release Date: 2014-06-11
Genre: Psychology

Research Methods in Social Relations, 8th Edition,features a series of updates and revisions in its comprehensiveintroduction to current research methods in the social andbehavioural sciences. Offers comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of traditionaland topical research methods Addresses many newer research approaches such as propensityscore matching, mixed methods designs, and confirmatory factoranalysis Written to be accessible to a range of social and behaviouralscience disciplines, including public health, political science,sociology, and psychology Includes new chapters that engage readers in critical thinkingabout the processes involved in building sustainable partnershipsin field and community settings The Companion website includes an array of resources forInstructors, including Test Banks, Power Point lecture slides,discussion questions and exercises This new edition is the much-anticipated follow-up to2001’s seventh edition by Hoyle, Harris and Judd

Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Author: Bart L. Weathington
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119470076
Release Date: 2017-09-13
Genre: Psychology

A comprehensive introduction to research methods and best practices for designing,conducting, interpreting, and reporting findings This text is designed to develop in students a passion for conducting research and an understanding of the practical value of systematic information- gathering and decision-making. It features step-by-step coverage of the research process including research design, statistical considerations, and guidance on writing up and presenting results. Recognized leaders in the field—authors Bart Weathington, Christopher Cunningham, and David Pittenger—present: Introductions to multiple research designs—including single-participant, multi-group, longitudinal, correlational, and experimental designs—accompanied by examples Bibliographic research and methods for appropriate sampling Identifying, developing, and evaluating reliable and valid approaches to measurement The issues and steps common to all single-factor and multifactor studies, as well as single-subject and nonexperimental methods How to summarize research in writing that conforms to the editorial guidelines of the American Psychological Association A comprehensive review of research methods and the statistical concepts that support them, Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences offers the best techniques for studying behavior and social phenomena.


Author: S. K. MANGAL
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120348080
Release Date: 2013-08-22
Genre: Education

The quality and productivity of a research work very much depends on the competency of the researchers. Such competency needs to be generated and nurtured properly among the researchers from the very beginning of their research career. This comprehensive book on research methodology discusses in detail how to carry out research studies in various disciplines of behavioural sciences in an organized manner. The book is meant for the postgraduate students of Education (M.Ed.), Sociology, Psychology and Management. In addition, it will also be useful to research scholars in learning the art of doing qualitative and quantitative research studies in behavioural sciences. Key Features Systematic and logical organization of the subject matter providing step-by-step description of the research methodology for conducting research studies. Extensively illustrated with working examples, diagrams and tables. A comprehensive description of the essential data collection tools employed in quantitative and qualitative research studies, along with their proper construction, standardization and validation. Complete and workable description of the techniques and methods of data analysis used in quantitative and qualitative research studies. A complete chapter devoted to the use of computer technology for the execution of the quantitative and qualitative research studies.

Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

Author: Charles Stangor
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840031976
Release Date: 2010-02-23
Genre: Psychology

Appropriate for social science students, this text offers comprehensive coverage of both experimental and non-experimental methods. The author provides succinct explanations for a full range of methods, including descriptive, correlational, experimental, and quasi-experimental research designs. Practical tips and applications integrated throughout the text allow students to make real-world connections that encourage them to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Advances in Social Network Analysis

Author: Stanley Wasserman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803943032
Release Date: 1994-08-12
Genre: Social Science

In this book, leading methodologists address the issue of how effectively to apply the latest developments in social network analysis to behavioural and social science disciplines. Topics examined include: ways to specify the network contents to be studied; how to select the method for representing network structures; how social network analysis has been used to study interorganizational relations via the resource dependence model; how to use a contact matrix for studying the spread of disease in epidemiology; and how cohesion and structural equivalence network theories relate to studying social influence. The book also offers some statistical models for social support networks.