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Encyclopedia of Research Design

Encyclopedia of Research Design

Three Volume Set
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August 2010 | 1 776 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Research design, with its statistical underpinnings, can be especially daunting for students and novice researchers. At its heart, research design might be described simply as a formalized approach toward problem solving, thinking, and acquiring knowledge, the success of which depends upon clearly defined objectives and appropriate choice of statistical design and analysis to meet those objectives. Our three-volume Encyclopedia of Research Design elucidates how one makes decisions about research design, interprets data and draws valid inferences, undertakes research projects in an ethical manner, and evaluates experimental design strategies and results. From A-to-Z, this work covers the spectrum of research design strategies and topics including, among other things: fundamental research design principles, ethics in the research process, quantitative versus qualitative and mixed-method designs, completely randomized designs, multiple comparison tests, diagnosing agreement between data and models, fundamental assumptions in analysis of variance, factorial treatment designs, complete and incomplete block designs, Latin square and related designs, hierarchical designs, response surface designs, split-plot designs, repeated measures designs, crossover designs, analysis of covariance, statistical software packages, and much more.

"....The two things that make this work distinctive are the inclusion of reviews of 15 seminal articles in the field... and reviews of 11 popular research tools.... Entry length was purposely set based on the editors' judgment of each topic's importance.... Bottom line Essential for academic libraries, this is one of a handful of resources that covers such a broad spectrum of research designs. It will also be a useful addition to public library collections..." (starred review)

Sarah Sutton
Texas A&M Univ. Lib., Corpus Christi
Library Journal

"SAGE is to be congratulated for creating an encyclopedia that brings all of this information together and serves multiple needs. Serious researchers will be grateful to have a reference that serves as a practical and useful tool.... Less experienced researchers will be happy to have quick and easy access to definitions of basic concepts and design methods. Four-year college and university libraries are the obvious audience for the  Encyclopedia of Research Design, but individual researchers will also benefit from having it on their personal shelves."-Against the Grain

Against the Grain
Against the Grain November 2010

"The content is well illustrated when appropriate, and the articles are clear and well written. Most academic and larger public libraries should acquire this modestly priced, valuable reference set. No recent similar sources are available. Summing Up: Highly recommended. *** Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."


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