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Quantitative Research for the Qualitative Researcher

Quantitative Research for the Qualitative Researcher

August 2013 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Quantitative Research for the Qualitative Researcher is a concise, supplemental text that provides qualitatively oriented students and researchers with the requisite skills for conducting quantitative research. Throughout the book, authors Laura M. O’Dwyer and James A. Bernauer provide ample support and guidance to prepare readers both cognitively and attitudinally to conduct high quality research in the quantitative tradition. Highlighting the complementary nature of quantitative and qualitative research, they effectively explain the fundamental structure and purposes of design, measurement, and statistics within the framework of a research report, (including a dissertation). The text encourages the reader to see quantitative methodology for what it is, a process for systematically discovering new knowledge that can help describe, explain, and predict the world around us.

SECTION I: An Overview of Research in the Social Sciences: Qualitative Meets Quantitative
Chapter 1: Understanding the Purpose of Research in the Qualitative and Quantitative Traditions
Chapter 2: An Overview of the Qualitative Tradition and Connections to the Quantitative Tradition
Chapter 3: Overview of Research in the Quantitative Tradition
SECTION II: The Sine Qua Non for Conducting Research in the Quantitative Tradition
Chapter 4: Choosing Research Participants and Making Generalizations: Sampling and External Validity
Chapter 5: Measurement and Instrumentation in Quantitative Research
Chapter 6: Minimizing Alternative Explanations for Research Findings: Internal Validity
SECTION III: Research Design and Data Analysis in the Quantitative Tradition
Chapter 7: Non-Experimental Research Designs
Chapter 8: Experimental Research Designs
Chapter 9: Descriptive Analyses for Data Generated by Quantitative Research
Chapter 10: Inferential Analyses for Data Generated by Quantitative Research
Chapter 11: The Complementary Natures of Quantitative and Qualitative Research

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May 27, 2014
Key features

Key Features:

  • The text provides readers who are not predisposed to mathematical or scientific thinking with the needed conceptual and practical understanding of research in the quantitative tradition.
  • “Connections to Qualitative Research” in each chapter help readers make connections between the quantitative concepts introduced and the corresponding ideas in the qualitative tradition.
  • Published journal articles are reviewed in the text to provide examples of how quantitative research concepts are used in real-world research. These examples help readers break down and understand the components of quantitative research.
  • “Guidelines for Evaluating Research Summaries” can be found in the appendix and are designed to help readers critically evaluate summaries of quantitative research in terms of their adherence to accepted criteria for quality research.

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