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Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
An Investigative Approach

First Edition

April 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 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 original CD-ROM accompanying the book and its content are no longer available.

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!'


This text provided pentrable insights to using quantitative approaches in research for the field of Arts Management.

Dr Antonio Cuyler
Performing Arts Dept, American University
September 1, 2010

Exellent initial text, with highly useful CD rom.

Mr James Newman
Higher Education And Lifelong Learning, Lowestoft College
June 14, 2010

Provided clear overview of quantitative techniques and was digestible enough for an 8 week course.

Dr LaChrystal Ricke
Communicative Arts Sci Dept, Eastern New Mexico University
April 29, 2010

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