Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
An Investigative Approach
- Mark Balnaves - University of Newcastle, UK
- Peter Caputi - University of Wollongong, Australia
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.
I like how it's organized!
A must for anyone interested in research. Clear, focussed and easy to understand. All you need to get your research started.
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.
Good comprehensive text on quantitative research methods
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.
Very good read, with lots of key elements we are looking to involve within the course
I recommended adoption to the course monitor, but they did not adopt. I recommend this text to my students though. Thank you.
Balnaves introduction to the (quantitative) research process is a good source for students of the social sciences who look for an accessible and comprehensive explication of standard requirements of their practice. The book is well-written without oversimplifying complicated issues.
A good 'all round' introductory text. I will be using this with Masters Level students as it provides a good overview of different research techniques. The book is also user friendly and written in language which is easy to read and understand.
This is a particularly useful introduction to quanititative methods that is relevant for a wide range of social science disciplines including law.