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Research Methods Knowledge Base
This is a comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods. It covers the entire research process including: formulating research questions; sampling (probability and nonprobability); measurement (surveys, scaling, qualitative, unobtrusive); research design (experimental and quasi-experimental); data analysis; and, writing the research paper. It also addresses the major theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research including: the idea of validity in research; reliability of measures; and ethics. The Knowledge Base uses an informal, conversational style to engage both the newcomer and the more experienced student of research. It is a fully hyperlinked text that can be integrated easily into an existing course structure or used as a sourcebook for the experienced researcher who simply wants to browse This resource is intended for novice and professional evaluators.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Assessment / Evaluation
Subject:
  • Educational theory and practice
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002, William M.K. Trochim, All Rights Reserved
DLESE Catalog ID: EVAL-TLKT-000-000-030
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Dr William M. Trochim
Geology
Cornell University

Publisher: Cornell University