Research Methods in Practice Strategies for Description and Causation

ISBN-10: 1412964679
ISBN-13: 9781412964678
Edition: 2011
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List price: $84.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/6/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2

Dahlia K. Remler is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College and the Department of Economics, Graduate Center, both of the City University of New York. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has published widely in a variety of areas in health care policy, including health care cost containment, information technology in health care, cigarette tax regressivity, simulation methods for health insurance take-up, health care cost growth and health insurance and health care markets. She has also recently started working on higher education issues. She received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, a D.Phil. in physical chemistry from Oxford University-while a Marshall Scholar-and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. She has held a dissertation fellowship at the Brookings Institution, a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School, and assistant professorships at Tulane University?s and Columbia University?s Schools of Public Health, prior to joining the faculty at Baruch.

Gregg G. Van Ryzin, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.nbsp; Dr. Van Ryzin?s research focuses on the use of surveys and other social science methods to measure the performance of government and nonprofit organizations and to evaluate program outcomes.nbsp; He also conducts research on citizen satisfaction with public services and other public attitudes toward government.nbsp; He teaches courses in statistics, research methods, program evaluation, and performance measurement and has published over 25 articles in scholarly journals in the fields of public administration, policy analysis, and urban affairs.nbsp; Prior to joining Rutgers University, he was on the faculty of the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College / CUNY, where he served for eight years as the faculty director of the Baruch Survey Research Unit.nbsp; Prior to becoming an academic, he had a post-doctoral professional career in evaluation and survey research in Washington, DC.nbsp; He received his PhD in psychology from the City University of New York in 1991 and his BA in geography from Columbia University in 1985.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Foundations
Research in the Real World
Theory and Models
Qualitative Research
Strategies For Description
Measurement
Sampling
Secondary Data
Collecting Primary Data: Surveys and Observation
Making Sense of the Numbers
Making Sense of Multivariate Statistics
Strategies For Causation
Causation
Observational Studies With Control Variables
Randomized Field Experiments
Natural and Quasi Experiments
Applications
The Politics, Production, and Ethics of Research
How to Find, Focus, and Present Research
Glossary
References
Index

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