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Mellody, Maureen – National Academies Press, 2014
As the availability of high-throughput data-collection technologies, such as information-sensing mobile devices, remote sensing, internet log records, and wireless sensor networks has grown, science, engineering, and business have rapidly transitioned from striving to develop information from scant data to a situation in which the challenge is now…
Descriptors: Workshops, Training, Competence, Data Collection
Valliant, Richard; Dever, Jill A.; Kreuter, Frauke – Springer, 2013
Survey sampling is fundamentally an applied field. The goal in this book is to put an array of tools at the fingertips of practitioners by explaining approaches long used by survey statisticians, illustrating how existing software can be used to solve survey problems, and developing some specialized software where needed. This book serves at least…
Descriptors: Sampling, Surveys, Computer Software, College Students
Fleming, Jacqueline – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2012
In this important resource, Dr. Fleming (a noted expert in the field of minority retention) draws on educational evaluations she has developed in the course of her distinguished career. This book analyzes the common factors and the role institutional characteristics play in minority student retention to show what really works in increasing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Institutional Characteristics, Minority Group Students, School Holding Power
National Academies Press, 2011
Comprehensive research and a highly-trained workforce are essential for the improvement of health and health care both nationally and internationally. During the past 40 years the National Research Services Award (NRSA) Program has played a large role in training the workforce responsible for dramatic advances in the understanding of various…
Descriptors: Biomedicine, Health Services, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions
Henscheid, Jean M.; Keup, Jennifer R. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2011
Designed for students and educational professionals researching students' movement into and through higher education, "Crafting and Conducting Research on Student Transitions" is a concise resource, describing both qualitative and quantitative methods. The authors walk readers through the process of selecting a topic, designing a study,…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Higher Education, Educational Research, Research Projects
Pritchard, Rosalind M. O. – Peter Lang Oxford, 2011
The paradigmatic values underlying British and German higher education emphasise personal growth, the wholeness of the individual, intellectual freedom and the pursuit of knowledge, which cumulatively can be viewed as a form of academic essentialism. However, these concepts were generated within a particular cultural and historical context which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Political Attitudes, Educational Principles
Kubanyiova, Magdalena – Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
Bringing together multiple sources of data and combining existing theories across language teacher cognition, teacher education, second language motivation, and psychology, this empirically-grounded analysis of teacher development in action offers new insights into the complex and dynamic nature of language teachers' conceptual change. (Contains…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change
Firebaugh, Glenn – Princeton University Press, 2008
"Seven Rules for Social Research" teaches social scientists how to get the most out of their technical skills and tools, providing a resource that fully describes the strategies and concepts no researcher or student of human behavior can do without. Glenn Firebaugh provides indispensable practical guidance for anyone doing research in the social…
Descriptors: Social Scientists, Political Science, Qualitative Research, College Students
Warner, Rebecca M. – SAGE Publications (CA), 2007
This book 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…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Computer Peripherals, Statistical Analysis, Equations (Mathematics)
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