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*#Measuring Variables - Creating your own measures
*#Measuring Variables - Creating your own measures
*#*[http://www.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book225963 Scale Development: Theory and applications, Edited by DeVellis], Sage Publications, 1991. (Volume 26 of the Applied Social Research Methods Series). The book details how to create measures and how to statistically analyze the reliability and validity of the new measure.
*#*[http://www.sagepub.com/booksProdDesc.nav?prodId=Book225963 Scale Development: Theory and applications, Edited by DeVellis], Sage Publications, 1991. (Volume 26 of the Applied Social Research Methods Series). The book details how to create measures and how to statistically analyze the reliability and validity of the new measure.
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*#Qualitative Methodology
 
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*#*[http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/openupusa/html/0335191819.html Qualitative Methods in Psychology], by Banister et al, from McGraw-Hill, 1997. This is an excellent practical resource about conducting all types of qualitatitve research.
 
*#Content Coding
*#Content Coding
*#*[http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521559034 The Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology], Edited by Reis and Judd. The entire book is an excellent resource but see Chapter 12 for specific information about content analysis and narrative analysis, and see Chapter 8 about Observational coding.  
*#*[http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521559034 The Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology], Edited by Reis and Judd. The entire book is an excellent resource but see Chapter 12 for specific information about content analysis and narrative analysis, and see Chapter 8 about Observational coding.  
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*#Validity and Reliability
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*#*For just information about Validity: See Albright, L., & Malloy, T. E. (2000). Experimental validity: Brunswik, Campbell, Cronbach, and enduring issues. Review of General Psychology, 4, 337-353.
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*#*For just information about Reliability: See the Spring “Statistics” class
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*#*For information about Validity and Reliability for Qualitative Research: see Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research, by Kirk & Miller, Sage publications (part of the Qualitative Research Methods Series)
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*#*For information about Validity and Reliability for Quantitative Research: see Reliability and Validity Assessment, by Carmines & Zeller, Sage Publications (part of the Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series)
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*#Qualitative Methodology
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*#*[http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/openupusa/html/0335191819.html Qualitative Methods in Psychology], by Banister et al, from McGraw-Hill, 1997. This is an excellent practical resource about conducting all types of qualitatitve research.

Revision as of 06:13, 26 September 2007

Course: Research Design
Days/Times: 9:50-11:50am
Room: B-249
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Contents

Course Schedule

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Class Materials

All the handouts and powerpoint presentations during class will be posted below. Also, click on the "Research Tools" section in the left-hand sidebar which will take you to pages devoted to conducting research. See below about the Overview of the Research Process to see how the class material is broken down into a series of five successive operational phases from generating the idea to disseminating the idea. For all steps in the research process, there will be information about how to conduct research (for the practitioner) and how to evaluate research (for the research consumer).

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Conducting Research


Evaluating Research




Course Information


Overview of Research Process

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