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Some Selected Research Methodology Books

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Research Methods in Education - Louis Cohen; Lawrence Manion; Keith Morrison
Call Number: LB1028.C66
ISBN: 9780415583367
Publication Date: 2011-04-20
This rewritten, expanded and updated 7th edition of the long-running bestseller Research Methods in Education encompasses the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It offers plentiful and rich practical advice, underpinned by clear theoretical foundations, research evidence and up-to-date references. Chapters new to this edition cover: Causation, critical educational research, evaluation and the politics of research, including material on cross-cultural research, mixed methods and participatory research Choosing and planning a research project, including material on sampling, research questions, literature reviews and ethical issues Meta-analysis, research syntheses and systematic reviews Virtual worlds and internet research Using and analysing visual media and data in educational research Organizing and presenting qualitative data, content analysis, coding and computer analysis, themes, narratives, conversations and discourses, grounded theory Understanding and choosing statistical tests, descriptive and inferential statistics, multi-dimensional measurement and factor analysis Research Methods in Education is essential reading for both the professional researcher and students of education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, who need to understand how to plan, conduct, analyse and use research. The textbook is accompanied by a website:;PowerPoint slides for every chapter contain an outline of the chapter structure followed by a thorough summary of the key points, ideal for both lecturers and students. Within the book a variety of internet resources are referred to and these references have been included here, with links to the websites. A wide range of supplementary documents are available for many chapters, providing additional guidance and examples. They range from guidelines for the contents of a research proposal with a worked example, to screen-print manuals for using SPSS and QSR N6 NUD*IST (exportable to N-Vivo) plus data files.

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Common Errors in Statistics - Phillip I. Good; James W. Hardin
Call Number: QA276 Goo
ISBN: 9780471794318
Publication Date: 2006-04-28
Praise for the First Edition of Common Errors in Statistics " . . . let me recommend Common Errors to all those who interact with statistics, whatever their level of statistical understanding . . . " --Stats 40 " . . . written . . . for the people who define good practice rather than seek to emulate it." --Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics " . . . highly informative, enjoyable to read, and of potential use to a broad audience. It is a book that should be on the reference shelf of many statisticians and researchers." --The American Statistician " . . . I found this book the most easily readable statistics book ever. The credit for this certainly goes to Phillip Good." --E-STREAMS A tried-and-true guide to the proper application of statistics Now in a second edition, the highly readable Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) lays a mathematically rigorous and readily accessible foundation for understanding statistical procedures, problems, and solutions. This handy field guide analyzes common mistakes, debunks popular myths, and helps readers to choose the best and most effective statistical technique for each of their tasks. Written for both the newly minted academic and the professional who uses statistics in their work, the book covers creating a research plan, formulating a hypothesis, specifying sample size, checking assumptions, interpreting p-values and confidence intervals, building a model, data mining, Bayes' Theorem, the bootstrap, and many other topics. The Second Edition has been extensively revised to include: * Additional charts and graphs * Two new chapters, Interpreting Reports and Which Regression Method? * New sections on practical versus statistical significance and nonuniqueness in multivariate regression * Added material from the authors' online courses at * New material on unbalanced designs, report interpretation, and alternative modeling methods With a final emphasis on both finding solutions and the great value of statistics when applied in the proper context, this book is eminently useful to students and professionals in the fields of research, industry, medicine, and government.

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Approaches and Methodologies in the Social Sciences - Donatella Della Porta (Editor); Michael Keating (Editor)
Call Number: H62 POR
ISBN: 9780521709668
Publication Date: 2008-08-28
A revolutionary new textbook introducing masters and doctoral students to the major research approaches and methodologies in the social sciences. Written by an outstanding set of scholars, and derived from successful course teaching, this volume will empower students to choose their own approach to research, to justify this approach, and to situate it within the discipline. It addresses questions of ontology, epistemology and philosophy of social science, and proceeds to issues of methodology and research design essential for producing a good research proposal. It also introduces researchers to the main issues of debate and contention in the methodology of social sciences, identifying commonalities, historic continuities and genuine differences.

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APA Referencing Style

APA FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions About the APA Style, 6th edition.

APA Style blog - The APA Style Blog is the official companion to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition. It's run by a group of experts who work with APA Style every day. We publish weekly posts to talk about what we love—writing, publishing, and APA Style. We explore what APA Style is and how it works in a variety of areas, including reference citations of every sort, grammar and usage, the publication process, and social media.

Learning APA Style - online resources from the APA.

A Guide to referencing with examples in the APA & Harvard Styles (2010) (6th ed.). Canberra, Australia: University of Canberra Library and Academic Skills Program.
 -- extensive Guide to APA & Harvard Styles.

University of Maryland University College, Information and Library Services, APA Citation Examples
 -- An easy to use site with many good examples included.

Woodhouse, M., & Couacaud, M. (Eds.). (2010). Referencing Guide (12th ed.). Joondalup, Western Australia: Edith Cowan University.
 -- detailed 29 page Guide to APA 6th ed.


Publication Manual: APA

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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association - American Psychological Associaition
Call Number: BF76.7 P96
ISBN: 9781557987907
Publication Date: 2001
xxviii, 439 p. : 26 cm.
Commonly sited as: APA publications manual. Reprint corrections available online in PDF format.
Bibliography. Includes bibliographical references and index.


UG Guidelines for using APA Publication Manual

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