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Beginning Quantitative Research
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Beginning Quantitative Research



200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This concise text provides a clear and digestible introduction to completing quantitative research. Taking you step-by-step through the process of completing your quantitative research project, it offers guidance on:

·       Formulating your research question

·       Completing literature reviews and meta-analysis

·       Formulating a research design and specifying your target population and data source

·       Choosing an appropriate method and analysing your findings

Part of The SAGE Quantitative Research Kit, this book will give you the know-how and confidence needed to succeed on your quantitative research journey.

 
A General Introduction To This Kit.
 
Starting With The Basics: From Research Problem To Variables
 
Literature Reviews and Meta-Analyses
 
Research Design and Research Resources
 
Sampling
 
Creating Data: An Introduction To Surveys And Questionnaires
 
Secondary Analysis and Data Manipulation
 
The Social Context Of Quantitative Research
 
Conclusion and Future Directions

Malcolm Williams

Malcolm Williams is Professor and Codirector of the Cardiff Q-Step Centre for Quantitative Methods pedagogy. Until July 2014, he was the Director of the School of Social Sciences, at Cardiff, and prior to this Professor of Social Research Methodology at Plymouth University. He is the author/editor of nine books and over a hundred articles/chapters. His primary research interest has been around methodological and philosophical issues in social research, particularly objectivity, probability, causality, and representation. His most recent book Key Concepts in the Philosophy of Social Research was published by SAGE in 2017. His past empirical... More About Author

Richard D. Wiggins

Richard D. Wiggins is an Emeritus Professor in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, which is part of the newly formed UCL Social Research Institute. He joined the Institute of Education, University of London as Chair of Quantitative Social Science in 2007 and Head of the Department Quantitative Social Science. From 2011 until 2013 he was Director of Methodology in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, thereafter returning to his work as a researcher, doctoral supervisor and teacher. Prior to joining the Institute he ran a successful Master’s programme in Social Research Methods and Statistics at City University, London. His early career... More About Author

W.P. Vogt

W.P. Vogt was an Emeritus Professor of Research Methods and Evaluation at Illinois State University, where he won both teaching and research awards. He specialized in methodological choice and program evaluation and was particularly interested in ways to integrate multiple methods. His other books include: Tolerance & Education: Learning to Live with Diversity and Difference (Sage Publications, 1998); Quantitative Research Methods for Professionals (Allyn & Bacon, 2007); Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations (coedited with Walter Stephan, Teachers College Press, 2004). He was also editor of four 4-volume sets... More About Author