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Research Methods in Practice: Strategies for Description and Causation
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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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