The Sage Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods
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Sage Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods by Leonard B. Bickman
Book Description"The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, Second Edition" provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers key guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research.Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools. This book features twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management. It places an emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in 'real-world' settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints. It includes new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection.It features a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action. It also features a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412950312
(254mm x 178mm x 38mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 23-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Leonard B. Bickman
Sage Handbook of Social Research Methods, Paperback (February 2008)
The Handbook for Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods in one volume.
Research Design, Paperback (March 2000)
Leading social research methodologists and evaluators address the issues of research design in this second of two volumes inspired by the work on Donald Campbell and sponsored by the American Evaluation Association.
Applied Research Design, Paperback (January 1993)» View all books by Leonard B. Bickman
Reveals the pitfalls and suggest strategies to overcome problems in the design and planning of applied research. With a focus on how to refine research questions as real world events force deviations from the original research plan, this guide discusses how to study and monitor programme implementation and statistical power analysis.
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Author Biography - Leonard B. Bickman
Leonard Bickman, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Public Policy. He is director of the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement and Associate Dean for Research at Peabody College. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology (social) from the City University of New York, his master's degree in experimental psychopathology from Columbia University and his bachelor's from the City College of New York. Professor Bickman is a nationally recognized leader in program evaluation and mental healthservices research on children and adolescents. He has published more than 15 books and monographs and 180 articles and chapters and has been principal investigator on over 25 major grants from several agencies. He is co-editor of the Applied Research Methods Series published by Sage Publications since 1980. He is also co-editor of the Handbook of Applied Social Research and is collaborating on a new International Handbook of Social Research. He is the co-author of the very popular book Applied Research Design: A Practical Guide. Debra J. Rog, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement (CEPI), and directs its Washington office. She has over 25 years of experience in program evaluation and applied research and has directed numerous multi-site evaluations and research projects involving issues of poverty, homelessness, housing and services for vulnerable populations including children and families, mental health, and others. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of a Coordinating Center for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Homeless Families Initiative, and two foundation-funded cross-site evaluations of local collaboratives focused on violence prevention. Dr. Rog has to her credit numerous publications on evaluation methodology, housing, homelessness, poverty, mental health, and program and policy development and has edited numerous substantive and methodological volumes, including the Applied Social Research Methods Series and the Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Evaluation Association, and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Public Health Association. She completed an appointment on the Advisory Committee of Women's Services for the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and has been recognized for her evaluation work by the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Evaluation Association, the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, and the Knowledge Utilization Society.
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