Research Methods: Research Methods for Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Applying the Rasch Model in Social Sciences Using R book cover

    Applying the Rasch Model in Social Sciences Using R

    1st Edition

    By Iasonas Lamprianou

    This unique text provides a step-by-step beginner’s guide to applying the Rasch model in R, a probabilistic model used by researchers across the social sciences to measure unobservable ("latent") variables. Each chapter is devoted to one popular Rasch model, ranging from the least to the most…

    Paperback – 2019-12-05
    Routledge
    Quantitative Methodology Series

  • Literature Review and Research Design: A Guide to Effective Research Practice book cover

    Literature Review and Research Design

    A Guide to Effective Research Practice, 1st Edition

    By Dave Harris

    Designing a research project is possibly the most difficult task a dissertation writer faces. It is fraught with uncertainty: what is the best subject? What is the best method? For every answer found, there are often multiple subsequent questions, so it’s easy to get lost in theoretical debates and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-04
    Routledge

  • IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Step by Step: A Simple Guide and Reference book cover

    IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Step by Step

    A Simple Guide and Reference, 16th Edition

    By Darren George, Paul Mallery

    IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Step by Step: A Simple Guide and Reference, sixteenth edition, takes a straightforward, step-by-step approach that makes SPSS software clear to beginners and experienced researchers alike. Extensive use of four-color screen shots, clear writing, and step-by-step boxes…

    Paperback – 2019-12-02
    Routledge

  • How to Use SPSS®: A Step-By-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation book cover

    How to Use SPSS®

    A Step-By-Step Guide to Analysis and Interpretation, 11th Edition

    By Brian C. Cronk

    How to Use SPSS® is designed with the novice computer user in mind and for people who have no previous experience using SPSS. Each chapter is divided into short sections that describe the statistic being used, important underlying assumptions, and how to interpret the results and express them in a…

    Paperback – 2019-10-16
    Routledge

  • Research and Writing in International Relations book cover

    Research and Writing in International Relations

    3rd Edition

    By Laura Roselle, Sharon Spray, Joel T. Shelton

    Research and Writing in International Relations, Third Edition, offers the step-by-step guidance and the essential resources needed to compose political science papers that go beyond description and into systematic and sophisticated inquiry. This book provides concise, easy-to-use advice to help…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge

  • Social Psychology: Exploring the Dynamics of Human Experience book cover

    Social Psychology

    Exploring the Dynamics of Human Experience, 1st Edition

    By Robin R. Vallacher

    This textbook provides a thorough insight into the discipline of social psychology, creating an integrative and cumulative framework to present students with a rich and engaging account of the human social experience.From a person’s momentary impulses to a society’s values and norms, the diversity…

    Paperback – 2019-09-17
    Routledge

  • Proposing Empirical Research: A Guide to the Fundamentals book cover

    Proposing Empirical Research

    A Guide to the Fundamentals, 6th Edition

    By Mildred L. Patten, Melisa C. Galvan

    Proposing Empirical Research: A Guide to the Fundamentals provides step-by-step instructions for students who will be writing their first research proposal in the social and behavioral sciences and using both quantitative and qualitative methods. The structure of the book enables students to work…

    Paperback – 2019-08-28
    Routledge

  • MATLAB Blues: How Behavioral Scientists and Others Can Learn From Mistakes for Better, Happier Programming book cover

    MATLAB Blues

    How Behavioral Scientists and Others Can Learn From Mistakes for Better, Happier Programming, 1st Edition

    By David A. Rosenbaum

    MATLAB Blues is an accessible, comprehensive introduction to the MATLAB computer programming language—a powerful and increasingly popular tool for students and researchers. Rosenbaum identifies many of the common mistakes and pitfalls associated with using MATLAB, and shows users how they can learn…

    Paperback – 2019-07-31
    Routledge

  • A-Z of Digital Research Methods book cover

    A-Z of Digital Research Methods

    1st Edition

    By Catherine Dawson

    This accessible, alphabetical guide provides concise insights into a variety of digital research methods, incorporating introductory knowledge with practical application and further research implications. A-Z of Digital Research Methods provides a pathway through the often-confusing digital…

    Paperback – 2019-07-08
    Routledge

  • Mechanistic Criminology book cover

    Mechanistic Criminology

    1st Edition

    By K. Ryan Proctor, Richard E. Niemeyer

    The science of criminology is at a crossroads. Despite accumulating a dizzying array of facts about crime, the field has yet to identify a body of theories that allows for the adequate prediction, explanation, and control of phenomena of central interest to criminologists. Mechanistic Criminology…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31
    Routledge
    Evolutionary Analysis in the Social Sciences

  • Doing Academic Research: A Practical Guide to Research Methods and Analysis book cover

    Doing Academic Research

    A Practical Guide to Research Methods and Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Ted Gournelos, Joshua R. Hammonds, Maridath A. Wilson

    Doing Academic Research is a concise, accessible, and tightly organized overview of the research process in the humanities, social sciences, and business. Conducting effective scholarly research can seem like a frustrating, confusing, and unpleasant experience. Early researchers often have…

    Paperback – 2019-05-28
    Routledge

  • Societal Problems as Public Bads book cover

    Societal Problems as Public Bads

    1st Edition

    By Nan Dirk de Graaf, Dingeman Wiertz

    Corruption, crime, economic inequality, religious fundamentalism, financial crises, environmental degradation, population ageing, gender inequality, large-scale migration… This book tackles many of the most pressing problems facing societies today. The authors demonstrate that similar social…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20
    Routledge

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