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Pocket Glossary for Commonly Used Research Terms

Pocket Glossary for Commonly Used Research Terms

  • Michael J. Holosko - University of Georgia, USA
  • Bruce A. Thyer - Florida State University, USA, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Republic of South Africa

August 2011 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This extensive glossary contains over 1500 research and statistical terms, written in jargon-free, easy-to-understand terminology to help students understand difficult concepts in their research courses. This pocket guide is in an ideal supplement to the many discipline-specific texts on research methods and statistics.

About the Authors
Section I
1. Glossary Terms
2. Commonly Used Acronyms, Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms Found in Research and Evaluation Studies
3. Statistical Terms
Section II
4. Some Helpful Research and Evaluation Websites
A. Quantitative Research

B. Qualitative Research

C. Evaluation Research

D. Statistics

E. Additional Research Related Sites

5. Core Journals in Various Social and Behavioral Sciences
A. Social Work

B. Sociology

C. Psychology

D. Education

E. Nursing

F. Criminology

G. Family Studies

H. Counseling

I. Public Health

J. Political Science

K. Public Administration

L. Business

M. Communication Studies


"The text is quite comprehensive and I am happy to see that both quantitative and qualitative terms are included. The definitions are generally easy to understand and clear."

Heather Kuhaneck
Sacred Heart University

"It is a clear and easy to read description of terms and concepts with an alphabetic order so it’s easy to find what one is looking for. It is general so it applied to many disciplines."

Karen L. Webber
The University of Georgia

"Comprehensive, organized and well-written."

Hsin-I (Steve) Liu
University of Incarnate Word

"It brings key terminology together all in one place. It’s simple to read, not too long, and easy to grasp."

David F. Rico
George Washington University

"It is simple and clear, covers a large variety of research methodology terms and the internet addresses are terrific."

Lynn Comeford
California State University, East Bay

"Extensive, easy to understand, easy to use…"

Kathleen Duncan
University of LaVerne

My students NEED this book!

Mary Lynn
UNC-Chapel Hill
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A gem - fantastic resource for students and early career academics

Dr Pete Allison
Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University
April 13, 2013

But may use as an adjunct in the research methods course. Concise and accessible but a little too brief to use as a main text

Dr Stephen Thompson
Social Science , National-Louis University
October 2, 2012

So easy for students to follow!

Professor Carrie Perry
Business Administration Dept, California State University - Fullerton
August 1, 2012

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ISBN: 9781412995139

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