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Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
An Investigative Approach



© 2001 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate to introductory level courses in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historical and contemporary research in the social sciences.

The multimedia courseware provides tutorial work on sampling, basic statistics, and techniques for seeking information from databases and other sources. The statistics modules can be used as either part of a detective games or directly in teaching and learning. Brief video lessons in SPSS, using real datasets, are also a feature of the CD-ROM.

Why would you choose Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

- It is theoretical, providing a concise overview of issues of quantitative research.

- It is practical, providing case studies that exemplify the different ways of research is conducted in the social sciences (ranging from psychology to sociology, politics and media).

- It is educational, providing practical vignettes, and chapter highlights for revision.

- It is integrative, producing a typology of different ways of conducting quantitative research methods.

- It is international, providing case studies from a range of countries.

- It is innovative, providing multimedia tutorials on generic research and statistical skills.

- It is clear, concise and accessible.

 
Order at All Points
Counting and Accounting  
 
Starting the Inquiry
`But What Happened Then?'  
 
Defining the Inquiry
`Then How Do You Know?'  
 
Methods of Inquiry
`It Is a Capital Mistake to Theorize before One Has Data!'  
 
`Data! Data! Data!'
Analyzing Data from the Inquiry  
 
Finding Answers from the Inquiry
`Elementary, My Dear Watson!'  
 
Summarizing and Presenting Results
`Quite So!'  

A must for anyone interested in research. Clear, focussed and easy to understand. All you need to get your research started.

Mrs Sunray Heap
General Education , Cardiff and Vale College
May 29, 2015

A very useful text, that helps students understand the basics of quantitative research methods. Very user friendly, and will be recommending this to my students within the social sciences.

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
May 1, 2015

Good comprehensive text on quantitative research methods

Dr Noora Kokkarinen
School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University
August 21, 2014

Very useful text, well written, comprehensive coverage of basics of statistics and quantitative research methods. Easy to follow and sociologically interesting examples. I find this book very useful as a supplementary text in teaching an undergraduate quantitative research methods course.

Dr Marina Shapira
school of applied, Stirling University
May 13, 2014

Very good read, with lots of key elements we are looking to involve within the course

Mr Stuart Priestley
Sport, Myerscough College
February 5, 2014

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