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Research & Methodology

  • Methods That Matterby M. Cameron Hay

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    To do research that really makes a difference?the authors of this book argue?social scientists need questions and methods that reflect the complexity of the world. Bringing together a consortium of voices across a variety of fields, Methods that Matter offers compelling and successful examples of mixed methods research that do just that. In case... more...

  • Interventionsforschungby Ruth E. Lerchster; Larissa Krainer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    InterventionsforschungBand 2 bietet einen Einblick in die Vielfalt transdisziplinärerForschungsprojekte, deren Anliegen, Prozesse sowie Wirkungspotentiale. Das Buchbietet ein Spektrum an empirischen Forschungsergebnissen aus unterschiedlichenAnwendungsfeldern und leistet einen Beitrag in Bezug auf die Frage derSteuerung und Organisation von Stakeholderdialogen... more...

  • Computerized Multistage Testingby Duanli Yan; Alina A. von Davier; Charles Lewis

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 89.95

    Devising tests that evaluate a nation?s educational standing and implement efficacious educational reforms requires a careful balance among the contributions of technology, psychometrics, test design, and the learning sciences. Unlike other forms of adaptive testing, multistage testing (MST) is highly suitable for testing educational achievement because... more...

  • Regression & Linear Modelingby Jason W. Osborne

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 64.00

    In a conversational tone, Regression & Linear Modeling provides conceptual, user-friendly coverage of the generalized linear model (GLM). Readers will become familiar with applications of ordinary least squares (OLS) regression, binary and multinomial logistic regression, ordinal regression, Poisson regression, and loglinear models. Author Jason... more...

  • Age-Period-Cohort Analysisby Yang Yang; Kenneth C. Land

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 97.95

    Age-Period-Cohort Analysis: New Models, Methods, and Empirical Applications is based on a decade of the authors? collaborative work in age-period-cohort (APC) analysis. Within a single, consistent HAPC-GLMM statistical modeling framework, the authors synthesize APC models and methods for three research designs: age-by-time period tables of population... more...

  • Growth Curve Analysis and Visualization Using Rby Daniel Mirman

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 89.95

    Learn How to Use Growth Curve Analysis with Your Time Course Data An increasingly prominent statistical tool in the behavioral sciences, multilevel regression offers a statistical framework for analyzing longitudinal or time course data. It also provides a way to quantify and analyze individual differences, such as developmental and neuropsychological,... more...

  • Constrained Principal Component Analysis and Related Techniquesby Yoshio Takane

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 94.95

    In multivariate data analysis, regression techniques predict one set of variables from another while principal component analysis (PCA) finds a subspace of minimal dimensionality that captures the largest variability in the data. How can regression analysis and PCA be combined in a beneficial way? Why and when is it a good idea to combine... more...

  • Randomized Response and Indirect Questioning Techniques in Surveysby Arijit Chaudhuri

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 115.95

    For surveys involving sensitive questions, randomized response techniques (RRTs) and other indirect questions are helpful in obtaining survey responses while maintaining the privacy of the respondents. Written by one of the leading experts in the world on RR, Randomized Response and Indirect Questioning Techniques in Surveys describes the current... more...

  • Incomplete Categorical Data Designby Guo-Liang Tian; Man-Lai Tang

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 94.95

    Respondents to survey questions involving sensitive information, such as sexual behavior, illegal drug usage, tax evasion, and income, may refuse to answer the questions or provide untruthful answers to protect their privacy. This creates a challenge in drawing valid inferences from potentially inaccurate data. Addressing this difficulty, non-randomized... more...

  • Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Using Real Databy Stephen J. Guastello; Robert A.M. Gregson

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 159.95

    Although its roots can be traced to the 19 th century, progress in the study of nonlinear dynamical systems has taken off in the last 30 years. While pertinent source material exists, it is strewn about the literature in mathematics, physics, biology, economics, and psychology at varying levels of accessibility. A compendium research methods reflecting... more...