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Research Methods in Practice: Strategies for Description and Causation

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Providing a state-of-the-art introduction to social and policy research methods Imbued with their deep commitment to making methods accessible and meaningful, authors Dahlia K. Remler and Gregg G. Van Ryzin compel students to truly grasp the logic-and limits-of the latest research appearing in academic journals, government reports, and the media. The authors make the cove ...more
Paperback, 582 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Sage Publications (CA) (first published April 1st 2010)
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Jeff
Remler's text was not a 'fun' read, but it certainly was an informative one. She and her colleagues did an admirable job of distilling the finer points of quantitative research (generally) and statistics (more specifically) down to a level where they could be understood by the student at the introductory (to research) level. The text includes numerous real world examples, which helped with comprehension. Further, Remler and Van Ryzin were careful to highlight the importance of practical signific ...more
Eddie Schodowski
May 30, 2016 Eddie Schodowski rated it it was amazing
Have almost never come across as well written of a book that discusses not just how to do research (e.g., The Craft of Research), but how to go about the hardcore statistics involved, too.

Great book.
Benjamin
Apr 12, 2010 Benjamin marked it as to-read
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Prof. Remler was my research methods instructor in grad school. I haven't read the book yet, but if the class was any indication it should be good.
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If you want the nitty gritty of research this book is for you. I am reading it for a graduate level course.
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As text books go, this is remarkably easy to read. I can definitely see elements of Professor Van Ryzin's personality in it.
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