Princeton University Library Catalog

Handbook of applied social research methods / edited by Leonard Bickman and Debra J. Rog.

Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications, c1998.
xix, 580 p. ; 26 cm.
Summary note:
  • The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods provides a complete resource to guide your decisions for all your applied research questions. The book's emphasis is on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and staff available.
  • It will show you how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that you refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles encountered, or contextual shifts take place - key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. The book also describes how to frame the results so that they can reach the attention of decision makers and other potential users of the research.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction: Why a Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods? / Leonard Bickman and Debra J. Rog -- Pt. I. Planning Applied Research. 1. Applied Research Design: A Practical Approach / Leonard Bickman, Debra J. Rog and Terry E. Hedrick. 2. Design Sensitivity: Statistical Power for Applied Experimental Research / Mark W. Lipsey. 3. Designing a Qualitative Study / Joseph A. Maxwell. 4. Practical Sampling / Gary T. Henry. 5. Planning Ethically Responsible Research / Joan E. Sieber -- Pt. II. Applied Research Framework. 6. Randomized Controlled Experiments for Evaluation and Planning / Robert F. Boruch. 7. Quasi-experimentation / Charles S. Reichardt and Melvin M. Mark. 8. The Abridged Version of Case Study Research: Design and Method / Robert K. Yin. 9. Need Analysis: Process and Techniques / Jack McKillip. 10. Formative Evaluation of Costs, Cost-Effectiveness, and Cost-Benefit: Toward Cost -> Procedure -> Process -> Outcome Analysis / Brian T. Yates.
  • 11. Research Synthesis and Meta-analysis / Harris M. Cooper and James J. Lindsay -- Pt. III. Practical Data Collection and Analysis Methods. 12. Design and Evaluation of Survey Questions / Floyd J. Fowler, Jr. 13. Practical Aspects of Interview Data Collection and Data Management / Welmoet Bok van Kammen and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber. 14. Mail Surveys / Thomas W. Mangione. 15. Methods for Sampling and Interviewing in Telephone Surveys / Paul J. Lavrakas. 16. Ethnography / David M. Fetterman. 17. Focus Group Research: Exploration and Discovery / David W. Stewart and Prem N. Shamdasani. 18. Graphing Data / Gary T. Henry.
  • 076190672X (cloth : acid-free paper)
  • 0761906738 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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