Book DetailAuthor/Editor(s): Todd D. Little
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Size: 6.36 MB
Book DescriptionResearch today demands the application of sophisticated and powerful research tools. Fulfilling this need, The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods is the complete tool box to deliver the most valid and generalizable answers to today's complex research questions. It is a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in quantitative methods as practiced in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.
Comprising two volumes, this handbook covers a wealth of topics related to quantitative research methods. It begins with essential philosophical and ethical issues related to science and quantitative research. It then addresses core measurement topics before delving into the design of studies. Principal issues related to modern estimation and mathematical modeling are also detailed. Topics in the handbook then segway into the realm of statistical inference and modeling with chapters dedicated to classical approaches as well as modern latent variable approaches. Numerous chapters associated with longitudinal data and more specialized techniques round out this broad selection of topics. Comprehensive, authoritative, and user-friendly, this two-volume set will be an indispensable resource for serious researchers across the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.
This is a unique, well-researched [book] uses many real-life examples to help you the student or practitioner understand concepts in concrete terms. 105 specialists in various areas have contributed to the second volume (with its focus on statistical analysis) of this unique book on quantitative methods in psychology and other sciences, writing or co-writing its 31 chapters. This is a unique, well-researched and well-organized book on psychological methodology, and Dr. Little has done an excellent job in providing proper guidelines to authors on the scope and purpose of the articles, as well as analyzing, and expertly presenting the material for the benefit of students of psychology as well as practicing psychologists.
--Sonu Chandiram, Biz India