Research Methods in Applied Settings: An Integrated Approach to Design and Analysis, Second Edition

3.29 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780805864342: Research Methods in Applied Settings: An Integrated Approach to Design and Analysis, Second Edition
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Through its integrated approach to quantitative research methods, this text teaches readers how to plan, conduct, and write a research project and select and interpret data so they can become better consumers of research.  This is not a statistics book―there are very few formulas.  Rather, this book helps students master which statistic to use when and how to interpret the results.  Organized around the steps one takes in conducting a research project, this book is ideal for applied programs and for those who want to analyze and evaluate research articles. Having taught in a variety of departments, the authors have a good grasp of the research problems faced by master’s and doctoral students in diverse areas of the behavioral and social sciences.

Text adopters applaud the book’s clarity. Students are often confused by other texts’ use of inconsistent terminology. To avoid this confusion, the authors present a semantically consistent picture that emphasizes five research approaches-- randomized experimental, quasi-experimental, comparative, associational, and descriptive.  The authors then show how these approaches lead to three kinds of research designs which, in turn, lead to three groups of statistics with the same names.  This consistent framework increases comprehension and the ability to apply the material.  Numerous applied problems, annotated examples, and diagrams and tables further promote comprehension. Although the book emphasizes quantitative research, the value of qualitative research is introduced.

This extensively revised edition features more than 50% new material including:

  • A new chapter on the evidence-based approach that emphasizes the importance of reporting confidence intervals and effect sizes and the increased use of meta-analysis.
  • An increased emphasis on evaluating research including an 8 step plan for evaluating research validity (Chs. 23 & 24) and its application to the 5 sample studies used throughout the book (Ch. 25).
  • Lots of practical advice on planning a research project (Ch. 2), data collection and coding (Ch. 15), writing the research report (Ch. 27), questions to use in evaluating a research article (Appendix E) and creating APA tables and figures (Appendix F).
  • A new chapter on non-experimental approaches/designs (Ch. 7) including qualitative research.
  • Web resources for students including critical thinking problems with answers and a sample outline of a research proposal.
  • An earlier and expanded introduction to measurement reliability and validity to further emphasize their differences and importance.
  • An extensively revised chapter on measurement validity consistent with the latest APA/AERA/NCME standards.
  • Fewer chapters on inferential statistics with an increased focus on how their selection is related to the design of the study and how to interpret the results using significance testing and effect sizes and confidence intervals.
  • Instructor’s Resources with Power Points, test questions, answers to the application questions, and more.

Intended for graduate research or quantitative/experimental methods/design courses in psychology, education, human development and family studies, and other behavioral, social, business, and health sciences, independent sections and chapters can be read in many orders allowing for flexibility in assigning topics. Due to its practical approach, this book also appeals to researchers and clinicians. Prior exposure to statistics and research methods is recommended.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jefferey A. Gliner is Professor Emeritus of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University.  He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Bowling Green State University and taught of graduate level research methods, statistics, and program evaluation courses to masters and doctoral level students for more than 20 years.

George A. Morgan is a Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at Colorado State University.  He received his Ph.D. in child development and psychology from Cornell University. He taught research methods and applied statistics to graduate students in several departments at Colorado State.  In addition to writing textbooks on SPSS and research methods, he currently advises students on their dissertation research. 

Nancy Leech is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado in Denver. She received her Ph.D. in education with an emphasis on research and statistics from Colorado State University in 2002.  Dr. Leech is currently teaching graduate level courses in research, statistics, and measurement. 

Review:

"As a trainee clinical psychologist planning a doctoral thesis, I found this book extremely useful. The reader is taken through the research process: from planning and thinking about a research project, to communicating the outcome of the research in a report. ... I now have an understanding of aspects of research that have previously eluded me, thanks to (the authors). ... I would recommend the book to anyone conducting psychological research. I will certainly continue to refer to it as I design and implement my own thesis." - Joe Judge, trainee clinical psychologist, University of Edinburgh, UK, in The Psychologist

"This is a unique textbook that provides an integrated, step-by-step approach to designing quantitative studies, in which methods are linked explicitly to research questions. The numerous figures, tables, and diverse examples make the book both reader-friendly and far-reaching." - Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University, USA

"This comprehensive textbook provides excellent coverage of the process of designing quantitative studies. The clearly written content helps readers conceptualize the research process from start to finish, thereby making this an excellent textbook for graduate courses." - Kathleen M. T. Collins, University of Arkansas, USA

"One of the appeals of this text is the clarity, writing style, and discussion of the quantitative and qualitative paradigms... A separate section for planning and conducting a research project [is] a great addition... the authors’ clear explanations ... is the strength of this text. I appreciate that the authors will discuss effect sizes throughout ... this is incredibly important information for students to learn." - Kimberly S. Maier, Michigan State University, USA

"An essential textbook for quantitative research ... [It] ...is well written... The application problems are helpful for students... Students like the textbook." - Jie Hu, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 115.00
US$ 111.45

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Gliner, Jeffrey A.
Published by Taylor Fransis
ISBN 10: 0805864342 ISBN 13: 9780805864342
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Fransis. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0805864342

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 111.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jeffrey A. Gliner, George A. Morgan, Nancy L. Leech
Published by Routledge Academic (2009)
ISBN 10: 0805864342 ISBN 13: 9780805864342
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge Academic, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. 2. Seller Inventory # DADAX0805864342

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 111.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Gliner, Jeffrey A.
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0805864342 ISBN 13: 9780805864342
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0805864342

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 116.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gliner, Jeffrey A., Morgan, George A., L
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0805864342 ISBN 13: 9780805864342
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110805864342

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 117.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

GLINER, JEFFREY A.; MORGAN, GEORGE A.; LEECH, NANCY L.
Published by Routledge (2018)
ISBN 10: 0805864342 ISBN 13: 9780805864342
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2018. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780805864342 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0215110

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 122.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gliner, Jeffrey A. (Author)/ Morgan, George A. (Author)/ Leech, Nancy L. (Author)
Published by Taylor & Francis (2009)
ISBN 10: 0805864342 ISBN 13: 9780805864342
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 2nd edition. 469 pages. 10.00x7.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0805864342

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 154.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Gliner, Jeffrey A.; Morgan, George A.; Leech, Nancy L.
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0805864342 ISBN 13: 9780805864342
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
SGS Trading Inc
(Franklin Lakes, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0805864342 New US Edition Textbook, Ships with Emailed Tracking from USA. Seller Inventory # Z0805864342ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 201.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.89
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds