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Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

ISBN-10: 0761988548

ISBN-13: 9780761988540

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: W. Paul Vogt

List price: $115.00
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The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts. Since the publication of the bestselling Second Edition, author W. Paul Vogt has examined relevant literature in the social sciences to keep readers alert to the appearance of new methods, new language, and newly popular terms. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with 400 additional definitions and illustrations compiled from readers' requests and suggestions! Key Features: Non-technical. Defines terms in plain English to help students get through a difficult journal article or passage. Self-contained. Cross-references other technical terms that are used in a definition so readers do not need to consult any other volume. Descriptive not prescriptive. Describes terms as they are actually used rather than how they "should" be used to provide a more informative dictionary. Comprehensive. Provides readers with everything they are likely to need to understand a research report, such as elementary terms and concepts, methodology and design terms (with entries on surveys, experimental designs, case studies, ethnographic studies, etc.), terms relating to statistical analysis and measurement, concepts from qualitative research methods and the more quantitative traditions in research, terms from theory and philosophy, and much more! Written in a clear, readable style with ample explanations and examples, this Dictionary is a must-have reference guide for every social scientist'sbookshelf. Visit our Web site at www.sagepublications.com.
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Book details

List price: $115.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/27/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

W. Paul Vogt is Professor of Research Methods and Evaluation at Illinois State University where he has won both teaching and research awards. He specializes in the evaluation of educational programs and is particularly interested in integrating multiple methods in program evaluation.nbsp; His other books include: Tolerance & Education:nbsp; Learning to Live with Diversity and Difference (Sage Publications), Quantitative Research Methods for Professionals (Allyn & Bacon), and Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations (co-edited with Walter Stephan, Teachers College Press).

Preface
Introduction
How to Use This Dictionary
Dictionary
Suggestions for Further Reading