Introduction to quantitative research methods: An investigative approach

Author(s) : Mark Balnaves, Author(s) : Peter Caputi

Introduction to quantitative research methods: An investigative approach

Book Details

  • Publisher : Sage
  • Published : 2001
  • Pages : 272
  • Category :
  • Catalogue No : 13108
  • ISBN 13 : 9780761968047
  • ISBN 10 : 0761968040

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'Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods' is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate to introductory level courses in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historical and contemporary research in the social sciences. The multimedia courseware provides tutorial work on sampling, basic statistics, and techniques for seeking information from databases and other sources. The statistics modules can be used as either part of a detective games or directly in teaching and learning. Brief video lessons in SPSS, using real datasets, are also a feature of the CD-ROM.

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Peter Caputi is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a consulting editor for the Journal of Constructivist Psychology and The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied.

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