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Research & Methodology

  • Risk Savvyby Gerd Gigerenzer

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    An eye-opening look at the ways we misjudge risk every day and a guide to making better decisions with our money, health, and personal lives In the age of Big Data we often believe that our predictions about the future are better than ever before. But as risk expert Gerd Gigerenzer shows, the surprising truth is that in the real world, we often... more...

  • Handbook of Qualitative Research in Communication Disordersby Martin J. Ball; Nicole Müller; Ryan L. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    This volume provides a comprehensive and in-depth handbook of qualitative research in the field of communication disorders. It introduces and illustrates the wide range of qualitative paradigms that have been used in recent years to investigate various aspects of communication disorders. The first part of the Handbook introduces in some detail the... more...

  • Points of Viewing Children's Thinkingby Ricki Goldman-Segall; Ricki Goldman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    This book is about learning and ethnography in the context of technologies. Simultaneously, it portrays young people's "thinking attitudes" in computer-based learning environments, and it describes how the practice of ethnography is changing in a digital world. The author likens this form of interaction to "the double helix," where learning and ethnography... more...

  • Elements of Dual Scalingby Shizuhiko Nishisato

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    Quantification methodology of categorical data is a popular topic in many branches of science. Most books, however, are either too advanced for those who need it, or too elementary to gain insight into its potential. This book fills the gap between these extremes, and provides specialists with an easy and comprehensive reference, and others with a... more...

  • Personality Research, Methods, and Theoryby Patrick E. Shrout; Susan T. Fiske

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Donald W. Fiske's professional life and collaborations are themselves a textbook in the development of the field of personality. From the field's early origins in personnel selection, rating accuracy, and psychotherapy outcomes, to its current status of theoretical and methodological maturity -- complete with mid-life crises -- the field has been fundamentally... more...

  • Statistical Analysis of Longitudinal Categorical Data in the Social and Behavioral Sciencesby Alexander von Eye; Keith E. Niedermeier

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    A comprehensive resource for analyzing a variety of categorical data, this book emphasizes the application of many recent advances of longitudinal categorical statistical methods. Each chapter provides basic methodology, helpful applications, examples using data from all fields of the social sciences, computer tutorials, and exercises. Written for... more...

  • The Sourcebook of Nonverbal Measuresby Valerie Lynn Manusov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 82.95

    The Sourcebook of Nonverbal Measures provides a comprehensive discussion of research choices for investigating nonverbal phenomena. The volume presents many of the primary means by which researchers assess nonverbal cues. Editor Valerie Manusov has collected both well-established and new measures used in researching nonverbal behaviors, illustrating... more...

  • Nonlinear Dynamicsby Richard A. Heath

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Additional Resource Materials Human behavior would not be interesting to us if it remained the same from one moment to the next. Moreover, we tend to be sensitive to changes in people's behavior, especially when such change impacts on our own, and other's, behavior. This book describes a variety of techniques for investigating change in behavior.... more...

  • Effect Sizes for Researchby Robert J. Grissom; John J. Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 80.00

    The goal of this book is to inform a broad readership about a variety of measures and estimators of effect sizes for research, their proper applications and interpretations, and their limitations. Its focus is on analyzing post-research results. The book provides an evenhanded account of controversial issues in the field, such as the role of significance... more...

  • Analyzing Rater Agreementby Alexander von Eye; Eun Young Mun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Agreement among raters is of great importance in many domains. For example, in medicine, diagnoses are often provided by more than one doctor to make sure the proposed treatment is optimal. In criminal trials, sentencing depends, among other things, on the complete agreement among the jurors. In observational studies, researchers increase reliability... more...