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Cibes, Margaret; Greenwood, James – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
Media Clips appears in every issue of Mathematics Teacher, offering readers contemporary, authentic applications of quantitative reasoning based on print or electronic media. This issue features "How Big is Too Big?" (Margaret Cibes and James Greenwood) in which students are asked to analyze the data and tables provided and answer a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Class Size, Statistical Analysis
Livingston, Samuel A. – Educational Testing Service, 2014
This booklet grew out of a half-day class on equating that author Samuel Livingston teaches for new statistical staff at Educational Testing Service (ETS). The class is a nonmathematical introduction to the topic, emphasizing conceptual understanding and practical applications. The class consists of illustrated lectures, interspersed with…
Descriptors: Equated Scores, Scoring, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Scores
Actuarial Foundation, 2012
The purpose of these modules is to provide an introduction to the world of probability and statistics to accelerated mathematics students at the high school level. The materials are centered on the fictional town of Happy Shores, a coastal community which is at risk for hurricanes. Actuaries at an insurance company figure out the risks and…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Probability, Statistics, Learning Modules
Terrell, Steven R. – Guilford Publications, 2012
Written in a humorous and encouraging style, this text shows how the most common statistical tools can be used to answer interesting real-world questions, presented as mysteries to be solved. Engaging research examples lead the reader through a series of six steps, from identifying a researchable problem to stating a hypothesis, identifying…
Descriptors: Tests, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Check Lists
Seale, Clive, Ed. – SAGE Publications Ltd (CA), 2012
Clear, coherent and trusted, this book is the perfect guide to the main social research methods in use today. The much anticipated Third Edition of Clive Seale's bestselling title further expands its coverage to provide an authoritative introduction to all of the social research methods used to analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Written by…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
Salkind, Neil J. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
This text teaches an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is informative, personable, and clear. The author takes students through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlation and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance. In addition, the text covers SPSS, and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Validity, Reliability, Probability
Calabrese, Raymond L. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
This is a student guide to writing an effective doctoral dissertation or a master's thesis. This book disaggregates the elements of the dissertation and provides the student with a description, definition, and example of each dissertation element. The author presents multiple viewpoints that include both quantitative and qualitative approaches.…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Graduate Students, Masters Theses
Hafner, Arthur W. – 1998
A thorough understanding of the uses and applications of statistical techniques is integral in gaining support for library funding or new initiatives. This resource is designed to help practitioners develop and manipulate descriptive statistical information in evaluating library services, tracking and controlling limited resources, and analyzing…
Descriptors: Correlation, Data Interpretation, Libraries, Library Education
Girden, Ellen R. – 1996
This book in intended to train students in reading a research report critically. It uses actual research articles as examples including both good and flawed studies in each category and provides interpretation and evaluation of the appropriateness of the statistical analyses in each study. Individual chapters usually include two sample studies and…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Case Studies, Classification, Comparative Analysis
McMillan, James H. – 1996
This book is intended for a one-semester or one-term course in educational research. It is designed to enable students to become intelligent consumers of educational research and to introduce its basic principles to those who eventually may be involved in research in their work. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction to Research in Education"; (2)…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Educational Research, Higher Education, Hypothesis Testing
Krathwohl, David R. – 1998
An integrating framework to explain the research process was presented in the first edition of this book. This edition, which brings the material up to date, is designed to serve the Master s level student better while still meeting the needs of doctoral students of educational research. The nature of research, methods for qualitative and…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Experiments, Graduate Students, Higher Education
McDaniel, Ernest – 1994
This book is designed to introduce education students to the essentials of measurement and evaluation. It focuses on the topics essential to effective classroom teaching and treats these topics in a way that emphasizes the human context that surrounds and guides their use. The book is organized into three main sections. The first is understanding…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Aptitude Tests, Cognitive Processes, Educational Assessment
Thomas, Jeanne L. – 1992
This textbook is designed to introduce undergraduates to the scientific study of aging in adults. Among the topics covered in the book's 15 chapters are: approaches to the study of adult development and aging (research methodology and related issues, a life-span perspective, ethical issues); theories in the study of adult development (models of…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Adults, Age Differences
Brazier, Mary M. – 1990
A computer project sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant was completed in the psychology department at Loyola University. The purpose of the project was to upgrade existing laboratory equipment in both the operant learning and sensation/perception laboratories, to provide equipment for a cognition laboratory, and to allow increased and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Curriculum Development
Fraenkel, Jack R.; Wallen, Norman E. – 1990
This textbook in educational research is intended to guide students as they plan and carry out a research project. The book has three goals: to provide basic information needed to understand the research process; to enable students to use this knowledge to design their own research project; and to permit students to read and understand the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Higher Education, Research Design, Research Methodology
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