The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

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qThis defining work will be valuable to readers and researchers in social sciences and humanities at all academic levels. As a teaching resource it will be useful to instructors and students alike and will become a standard reference source. Essential for general and academic collections.q --CHOICE This Encyclopedia provides readers with authoritative essays on virtually all social science methods topics, quantitative and qualitative, by an international collection of experts. Organized alphabetically, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods covers research terms ranging from different methodological approaches to epistemological issues and specific statistical techniques. Written to be accessible to general readers, the Encyclopedia entries do not require advanced knowledge of mathematics or statistics to understand the purposes or basic principles of any of the methods. To accomplish this goal, there are two major types of entries: definitions consisting of a paragraph or two to provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays that discuss the nature, history, applications, and implications of using a certain method, including suggested readings and references. Readers are directed to related topics via cross-referenced terms that appear in small capital letters. By assembling entries of varied origins and serving different research purposes, readers will be able to benefit from this immense source of methodological expertise in advancing their understanding of research. With three volumes and more than 900 signed entries, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods will be a critical addition to any social science library.The question text a€c A set of questions or check items that leads into the question a€c A set of allowable responses to the question and data specifications for these allowable responses (whether the answer is a date, time, integer, dollar value, textual response, ... Many commercial applications use relational database systems (inventory control; accounting systems; Web-based retailing; administrative records systems in ... Database processing: Fundamentals, design and implementation.

Title:The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
Author:Michael Lewis-Beck, Alan E Bryman, Tim Futing Liao
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2003-12-15


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