Encyclopedia of Research Design

Encyclopedia of Research Design

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qComprising more than 500 entries, the Encyclopedia of Research Design explains how to make decisions about research design, undertake research projects in an ethical manner, interpret and draw valid inferences from data, and evaluate experiment design strategies and results. Two additional features carry this encyclopedia far above other works in the field: bibliographic entries devoted to significant articles in the history of research design and reviews of contemporary tools, such as software and statistical procedures, used to analyze results. It covers the spectrum of research design strategies, from material presented in introductory classes to topics necessary in graduate research; it addresses cross- and multidisciplinary research needs, with many examples drawn from the social and behavioral sciences, neurosciences, and biomedical and life sciences; it provides summaries of advantages and disadvantages of often-used strategies; and it uses hundreds of sample tables, figures, and equations based on real-life cases.q--Publisher's description.The purpose of this study was to determine how well first-grade science scores explained fifth-grade science achievement scores. The regression of fifth-grade science scores on first-grade reading scores was statistically significant, R2 1a„4 : 31, FAd1;1025Až 1a„4 462:17, p alt; :01: Reading accounted for 31% ... Boston: Pearson.

Title:Encyclopedia of Research Design
Author:Neil J. Salkind
Publisher:SAGE - 2010-06-22


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