Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Non-Technical Guide for the Social Sciences

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This dictionary will be an essential reference for every social scientist, presenting nontechnical definitions of statistical and methodological terms used in the social and behavioral sciences. The author pays special attention to terms that most often prevent educated general readers from understanding journal articles and books by emphasizing concepts over calculations and by providing detailed examples after each definition. The level of explanation varies with the simplicity or complexity of the term defined so that more detail is offered for basic terms, while less is used to explain more advanced concepts for readers who have more background.

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W. Paul Vogt is Emeritus Professor of Research Methods and Evaluation at Illinois State University where he won both teaching and research awards. He specializes in methodological choice and program evaluation and is particularly interested in ways to integrate multiple methods. His other books include: Tolerance & Education: Learning to Live with Diversity and Difference (Sage Publications, 1998); Quantitative Research Methods for Professionals (Allyn & Bacon, 2007); Education Programs for Improving Intergroup Relations (coedited with Walter Stephan, Teachers College Press, 2004). He is also editor of four 4-volume sets in the series, Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods: Selecting Research Methods (2008); Data Collection (2010); Quantitative Research Methods (2011); and, with Burke Johnson, Correlation and Regression Analysis (2012).His most recent publications include the coauthored When to Use What Research Design (2012) and Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (2014).

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"I always keep Vogt's admirable book within arm's reach of my desk.  For both students and established scholars, and for both methodologists and consumers of methodology, it is an invaluable source.  I am delighted to see this third edition." (David Collier)

"This book is for the generalist, someone not versed in statistical or methodological terms and concepts but who wants a way into the world of research in an acessible and readable form. The beauty of this book is that it allows the reader a definition of terms in a precise and non-technical form." (Antony Billinghurst, Senior Research Officer of the Department for Work and Pensions)

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