Research methods in practice : strategies for description and causation /

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Author / Creator:Remler, Dahlia K.
Imprint:Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2011.
Description:xxx, 582 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Research -- Methodology -- Study and teaching (Graduate)
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8384872
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Other authors / contributors:Van Ryzin, Gregg G. (Gregg Gerard), 1961-
ISBN:9781412964678 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1412964679 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Part I. Foundations
  • 1. Research in the Real World
  • 2. Theory and Models
  • 3. Qualitative Research
  • Part II. Strategies For Description
  • 4. Measurement
  • 5. Sampling
  • 6. Secondary Data
  • 7. Collecting Primary Data: Surveys and Observation
  • 8. Making Sense of the Numbers
  • 9. Making Sense of Multivariate Statistics
  • Part III. Strategies For Causation
  • 10. Causation
  • 11. Observational Studies With Control Variables
  • 12. Randomized Field Experiments
  • 13. Natural and Quasi Experiments
  • Part IV. Applications
  • 14. The Politics, Production, and Ethics of Research
  • 15. How to Find, Focus, and Present Research
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index