Research Methods The Concise Knowledge Base

ISBN-10: 1592601464
ISBN-13: 9781592601462
Edition: 2005
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List price: $221.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
Publication date: 11/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.628

From an expert in the research methods field, Research Methods: The Concise Knowledge Base was written specifically for undergraduates. Trochim streamlined and clarified explanations of fundamental, yet difficult, concepts in his familiar, engaging style. With this text, students will learn about the relationship between theory and practice, which will help them become better researchers and better consumers of research.

Prof. Trochim is the Director of Evaluation for the Weill Cornell Clinical and Translational Science Center -- a collaboration of Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Hospital for Special Surgery, Hunter College and Cornell Cooperative Extension -- and participates actively in the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards national evaluation. He is developing evaluation systems for the HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Networks of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). He is actively engaged in research with the National Science Foundation incorporating systems approaches in the evaluation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs. And, as Director of Evaluation for Extension and Outreach, Prof. Trochim works with Cornell University Cooperative Extension programs throughout New York State on planning and implementing evaluation systems for their outreach and education programs.

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Preface
Foundations
The Language of Research
The Rationale of Research
Validity of Research
Ethics in Research
Conceptualizing
Sampling
External Validity
Sampling Terminology
Statistical Terms in Sampling
Probability Sampling
Nonprobability Sampling
The Theory of Measurement
Construct Validity
Reliability
Levels of Measurement
Survey Research
Constructing the Survey
Interviews
Surveys
Scales and Indexes
Indexes
Scaling
Indexes and Scales
Qualitative and Unobtrusive Measures
Qualitative Measures
Unobtrusive Measures
Design
Internal Validity
Introduction to Design
Types of Designs
Experimental Design
Introduction to Experimental Design
Classifying Experimental Designs
Factorial Designs
Randomized Block Designs
Covariance Designs
Switching Replications Experimental Designs
Quasi-Experimental Design
The Nonequivalent-Groups Design
The Regression-Discontinuity Design
Other Quasi-Experimental Designs
Designing Designs
Designing Designs for Research
Analysis
Conclusion Validity
Data Preparation
Descriptive Statistics
Analysis for Research Design
Inferential Statistics
The General Linear Model
Experimental Analysis
Quasi-Experimental Analysis
Write-Up
Key Elements
Formatting
Appendixes
Appendix 1
References
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