100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Methods

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Methods

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"How do I create a good research hypothesis?"



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In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand the process of research. This invaluable guide answers the essential questions that students ask about research methods in a concise and accessible way.





100 Questions (and Answers) about Research Methods summarizes the most important questions that lie in those inbetween spaces that one could ask about research methods while providing an answer as well. This is a short book and intended for those individuals who need a refresher as to what the important topics are within this area of study as well as for those who are entirely new to the discipline and need a resource as to what the key questions are that one might ask. It's for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams, researchers who need a reference, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in research methods and anyone curious about how these tools can most effectively be used.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 10.16mm | 260g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1412992036
  • 9781412992039
  • 517,534

Table of contents

Part 1. Understanding the Research Process and Getting Started
Part 2. Reviewing and Writing About Your Research Question
Part 3. Introductory Ideas About Ethics
Part 4. Research Methods: Knowing the Language, Knowing the Ideas
Part 5. Sampling Ideas and Issues
Part 6. Describing Data Using Descriptive Techniques
Part 7. All About Testing and Measuring
Part 8. Understanding Different Research Methods
Part 9. All About Inference and Significance
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"I think it's a great idea for a text (or series), and I have no doubt that the majority of students would find it helpful. The material is presented clearly, and it is easy to read and understand. My favorite example from those provided is on p. 7 where the author provides an actual checklist for evaluating the merit of a study. This is a great tool for students and would provide an excellent "practice" approach to learning this skill. Over time students wouldn't need a checklist, but I think it would be invaluable for those students with little to no research experience." -- University of Denver "This is a concise text that has good coverage of the basic concepts and elementary principles of research methods. It picks up where many traditional research methods texts stop and provides additional discussion on some of the hardest to understand concepts." -- University of Central Florida
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About Neil J. Salkind

Neil J. Salkind received his PhD in human development from the University of Maryland, and after teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education, where he collaborated with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children's cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina's Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction to focus on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations; written more than 100 trade and textbooks; and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (SAGE), Theories of Human Development (SAGE), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years. He lived in Lawrence, Kansas, where he liked to read, swim with the River City Sharks, work as the proprietor and sole employee of big boy press, bake brownies (see www.statisticsforpeople.com for the recipe), and poke around old Volvos and old houses.
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