Research Methods and Statistics

ISBN-10: 0230249884
ISBN-13: 9780230249882
Edition: 2010
Authors: Ian Walker
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

List of figures
Note from series editors
Preface
Research Methods
Introduction
The first three stages of designing a research project
Who will you test and what will this tell you? Understanding populations and samples
Major types of quantitative research
Qualitative research and questionnaires
Research ethics
Statistics
Using statistics to describe research findings
Displaying data with graphs and tables
Hypothesis testing, and the only two errors you can possibly make with statistics
Did you see what you expected to see? Understanding the chi-squared test
One of the most useful things you'll ever learn: the normal distribution
When is a number not a number? Understanding levels of measurement
How to tell whether two sets of numbers are different from each other
Looking at relationships - measures of correlation
Analysing and presenting qualitative data
Reports, and some thoughts
Writing research reports
A few short warnings about statistics
Statistics in the real world
Normal distribution table
Worked examples of tests for comparing two means: t-tests, the Mann-Whitney U test and the Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed-ranks test
Calculating correlations
Glossary
Index
Reading guide

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