Author: Edward G. Carmines,Richard A. Zeller,Richard A.. Zeller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803913714

Category: Reference

Page: 70

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This guide demonstrates how social scientists assess the reliability and validity of empirical measurements. This monograph is a good starting point for those who want to familiarize themselves with the current debates over "appropriate" measurement designs and strategies. Learn more about "The Little Green Book" - QASS Series! Click Here
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From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques

Author: Rebecca M. Warner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141299134X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1172

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Rebecca M. Warner's Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques, Second Edition provides a clear introduction to widely used topics in bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple regression, discriminant analysis, MANOVA, factor analysis, and binary logistic regression. The approach is applied and does not require formal mathematics; equations are accompanied by verbal explanations. Students are asked to think about the meaning of equations. Each chapter presents a complete empirical research example to illustrate the application of a specific method. Although SPSS examples are used throughout the book, the conceptual material will be helpful for users of different programs. Each chapter has a glossary and comprehension questions.
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Author: Ming T. Tsuang,Mauricio Tohen,Peter Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047097740X

Category: Medical

Page: 664

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The new edition of this critically praised textbook continues to provide the most comprehensive overview of the concepts, methods, and research advances in the field; particularly the application of molecular genomics and of neuroimaging. It has been revised and enhanced to capitalize on the strengths of the first and second editions while keeping it up-to-date with the field of psychiatry and epidemiology. This comprehensive publication now includes chapters on experimental epidemiology, gene-environment interactions, the use of case registries, eating disorders, suicide, childhood disorders and immigrant populations, and the epidemiology of a number of childhood disorders. As in the first and second editions, the objective is to provide a comprehensive, easy to understand overview of research methods for the non-specialist. The book is ideal for students of psychiatric epidemiology, psychiatric residents, general psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals. The book features a new editor, Peter Jones, from the University of Cambridge, who joins the successful US team of Ming Tsuang and Mauricio Tohen.
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der Einfluss der Führung und des Betriebsklimas auf die negative Kommunikation

Author: Georg Volk

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783824480630

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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Die Arbeit gewinnt im Leben der Menschen eine immer grossere Bedeutung. Dabei hat die psychische Belastung der Beschaftigten am Arbeitsplatz in den letzten Jahren im Verhaltnis zur korperlichen Beanspruchung unverhaltnismassig stark zugenommen. Hierfur sind nicht nur veranderte sachliche Anforderungen verantwortlich, sondern in hohem Masse Neid, Karrieredenken und Feindseligkeiten unter Kollegen sowie Schwachen in der Fuhrungs- und Kommunikationskompetenz der Vorgesetzten. Georg Volk untersucht das Spannungsfeld von Fuhrung und Betriebsklima in Bezug auf das aktuelle Thema Mobbing. Besonderen Wert legt er dabei auf Fuhrungsstil und Fuhrungsverhalten der Vorgesetzten. Er zeigt, dass fundierte Unterstutzung bei der Aufgabenerledigung, konstruktives Feedback sowie entsprechende Wertschatzung nicht nur fur gute Leistungen der Mitarbeiter sorgen, sondern auch das Betriebsklima verbessern, der negativen Kommunikation den Nahrboden entziehen und Mobbing vorbeugen.
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Scientific Basis

Author: Gabriel Stux,Richard Hammerschlag

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642567320

Category: Medical

Page: 227

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Acupuncture is rapidly moving out of the arena of "alternative" medicine, in large part because it is grounded more firmly than other alternative treatments in research. This book provides readers with the up-to-date information on the clinical bases of acupuncture.
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Author: Robert G. Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135389004

Category: Education

Page: 248

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This collection of papers examines ethical issues in different kinds of social research including surveys, ethnography and historical research. Contributors also deal with ethical problems involved in examining controversial issues in education. Hence the book is largely about the ethics of the conduct of social investigation, rather than an analysis of the technical procedures themselves.
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Confucianism, Leadership and War

Author: Huiyun Feng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134113714

Category: History

Page: 200

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Examining the major academic and policy debates over China’s rise and related policy issues, this book looks into the motivations and intentions of a rising China. Most of the scholarly works on China’s rise approach the question at a structural level by looking at the international system and the systemic impact on China’s foreign policy. Traditional Realist theorists define China as a revisionist power eager to address wrongs done to them in history, whilst some cultural and historical analyses attest that China’s strategic culture has been offensive despite its weak material capability. Huiyun Feng’s path-breaking contribution to the debate tests these rival hypotheses by examining systematically the beliefs of contemporary Chinese leaders and their strategic interactions with other states since 1949 when the communist regime came to power. The focus is on tracing the historical roots of Chinese strategic culture and its links to the decision-making of six key Chinese leaders via their belief systems. Chinese Strategic Culture will be of interest to students of Chinese politics, foreign policy, strategic theory and international relations in general.
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Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung

Author: Anselm L. Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621272650

Category: Grounded theory

Page: 227

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Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.
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Consensus on Systems for Reporting Results

Author: J. Kanzaki,M. Tos,M. Sanna,D. A. Moffat,T. Kunihiro,Y. Inoue

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431539425

Category: Medical

Page: 194

View: 1975

This volume of the Keio University International Symposia for LifeSciences and Medicine contains the proceedings of the eleventh symposium held under the sponsorship of the Keio University Medical Science Fund. As explained in the Opening Remarks by the President of Keio University, the fund was established by the generous donation of Dr. Mitsunada Sakaguchi. The Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine constitute one of the core activities sponsored by the fund, the objective of which is to contribute to the international community by developing human resources, promoting scientific knowledge, and encouraging mutual exchange. Each year, the Committee of the International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine selects the most significant symposium topic from applications received from the Keio medical community. The publication of the proceedings is intended to publicize and disseminate the information arising from the lively discussions of the most exciting and current issues presented during the symposium. On behalf of the Committee, I am most grateful to Dr. Mitsunada Sakaguchi, who made the symposia series possible. Weare also grateful to the prominent speakers for their contribution to this volume. In addition,wewould liketo acknowledge the efficientorganizational work performed by the members of the program committee and the staff of the fund. Naoki Aikawa,M.D.,D.M.Sc., EA.C.S.
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Author: Lingxin Hao,Daniel Q. Naiman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483342638

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Providing basic foundations for measuring inequality from the perspective of distributional properties This monograpg reviews a set of widely used summary inequality measures, and the lesser known relative distribution method provides the basic rationale behind each measure and discusses their interconnections. It also introduces model-based decomposition of inequality over time using quantile regression. This approach enables researchers to estimate two different contributions to changes in inequality between two time points. Key Features Clear statistical explanations provide fundamental statistical basis for understanding the new modeling framework Straightforward empirical examples reinforce statistical knowledge and ready-to-use procedures Multiple approaches to assessing inequality are introduced by starting with the basic distributional property and providing connections among approaches This supplementary text is appropriate for any graduate-level, intermediate, or advanced statistics course across the social and behavioral sciences, as well as individual researchers. Learn more about "The Little Green Book" - QASS Series! Click Here
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Strategien qualitativer Forschung

Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783456849065

Category:

Page: 278

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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.
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Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923633

Category: Social Science

Page: 1305

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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.
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Author: Harry J. Khamis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452238952

Category: Mathematics

Page: 136

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The Association Graph and the Multigraph for Loglinear Models will help students, particularly those studying the analysis of categorical data, to develop the ability to evaluate and unravel even the most complex loglinear models without heavy calculations or statistical software. This supplemental text reviews loglinear models, explains the association graph, and introduces the multigraph to students who may have little prior experience of graphical techniques, but have some familiarity with categorical variable modeling. The author presents logical step-by-step techniques from the point of view of the practitioner, focusing on how the technique is applied to contingency table data and how the results are interpreted.
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Author: Sabina Misoch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110354616

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.
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sexuelle Identität in den verschiedenen Lebensphasen

Author: Eleanor E. Maccoby

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608941838

Category:

Page: 444

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Author: Sonya K. Sterba

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113688873X

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 544

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"Part 1 presents ethical frameworks that cross-cut design, analysis, and modeling in the behavioral sciences. Part 2 focuses on ideas for disseminating ethical training in statistics courses. Part 3 considers the ethical aspects of selecting measurement instruments and sample size planning and explores issues related to high stakes testing, the defensibility of experimental vs. quasi-experimental research designs, and ethics in program evaluation. Decision points that shape a researchers' approach to data analysis are examined in Part 4 - when and why analysts need to account for how the sample was selected, how to evaluate tradeoffs of hypothesis-testing vs. estimation, and how to handle missing data. Ethical issues that arise when using techniques such as factor analysis or multilevel modeling and when making causal inferences are also explored. The book concludes with ethical aspects of reporting meta-analyses, of cross-disciplinary statistical reform, and of the publication process.
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Author: Clifford Brown,Larry Liebovitch

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412971659

Category: Mathematics

Page: 90

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As one of the only texts introducing fractal analysis and the social processes involved to social science readers, this is a must-have book for those looking to gain an understanding of this area of analysis.
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Endogeneity, Reciprocal Relationships, and Feedback Loops

Author: Pamela Paxton,John R. Hipp,Sandra Marquart-Pyatt,Sandra T. Marquart-Pyatt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412974445

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Nonrecursive Models provides explicit guidance to researchers on the estimation and assessment of nonrecursive simultaneous equation models in a clear, condensed and precise form. It guides readers through the specification and identification of simultaneous equation models, how to assess the quality of the estimates, and how to correctly interpret results.
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Author: Richard F. Haase

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412972493

Category: Mathematics

Page: 216

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This book provides a graduate level introduction to multivariate multiple regression analysis. The book can be used as a sole text for that topic, or as a supplemental text in a course that addresses a larger number of multivariate topics. The text is divided into seven short chapters. Apart from the introductory chapter giving an overview of multivariate multiple regression models, the content outline follows the classic steps required to solve multivariate general linear model problems: (a) specifying the model (b)estimating the parameters of the model (c) establishing measures of goodness of fit of the model (d) establishing test statistics and testing hypotheses about the model (e) diagnosing the adequacy of the model.
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