Understanding Social Science Research
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Thomas R. Black
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Understanding Social Science Research by Thomas R. Black
Book DescriptionThe ability to read published research critically is essential and is different from the skills involved in undertaking research using statistical analysis. This New Edition of Thomas R Black's best-selling text explains in clear and straightforward terms how students can evaluate research, with particular emphasis on research involving some aspect of measurement. The coverage of fundamental concepts is comprehensive and supports topics including research design, data collection and data analysis by addressing the following major issues: Are the questions and hypotheses advanced appropriate and testable? Is the research design sufficient for the hypothesis? Is the data gathered valid, reliable and objective? Are the statistical techniques used to analyze the data appropriate and do they support the conclusions reached? Each of the chapters from the New Edition has been thoroughly updated, with particular emphasis on improving and increasing the range of activities for students.As well, coverage has been broadened to include: a wider range of research designs; a section on research ethics; item analysis; the definition of standard deviation with a guide for calculation; the concept of 'power' in statistical inference; calculating correlations; and a description of the difference between parametric and non-parametric tests in terms of research questions. Understanding Social Science Research: An Introduction 2nd Edition will be key reading for undergraduate and postgrduate students in research methodology and evaluation across the social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761973690
(244mm x 170mm x 15mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas R. Black
Doing Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences, Paperback (March 1999)
This work introduces the student equally to research design issues and the statistical procedures necessary for analysis. It provides comprehensive coverage that integrates such issues as planning, sampling, choice of statistical tests, and interpretation of results in the research process.
Evaluating Social Science Research, Paperback (November 1993)» View all books by Thomas R. Black
This volume offers students a basic introduction to assessing the meaning and validity of research in the social sciences and related fields.
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Author Biography - Thomas R. Black
Thomas R Black teaches research methods and statistics in the School of Educational Studies, University of Surrey and is also author of the best-selling Doing Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences
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