Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods: An Investigative Approach
Introduction 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 in the social sciences.
The multimedia courseware provides tutorial work on sampling, basic statistics, and techniques for seeking information from databases and other sources. The statistics modules can be used as either part of a detective games or directly in teaching and learning. Brief video lessons in SPSS, using real datasets, are also a feature of the CD-ROM.
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But what happened then?
1 Impact of television on Western Samoan evening activities
2 Time and research design
Then how do you know?
1 From construct to operational definition
It is a capital mistake to theorizebefore
1 Effectiveness of Program A and B for men with initially
3 Examples from Thurstones differential scale
1 Hypothetical data
3 Data with outliers
4 Distribution of votes by section
9 Some commonly used values from a set of normal tables
13 Frequencies relating to marital status and IQ
Rank Test for Correlated or Related Samples
16 All possible permutations of six scores in two conditions
18 Suicides in different countries per million persons of each
6 Sample questionnaire and coding column
8 Table of random numbers
Review Exercises 156
1 Example of backtoback plot
4 The anatomy of a table
Elementary my dear Watson
combined music genre
Sample Letter for Informed Consent
The Statistical Inquirer