Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling

Author: Howard E.A. Tinsley
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080533568
Format: PDF
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Multivariate statistics and mathematical models provide flexible and powerful tools essential in most disciplines. Nevertheless, many practicing researchers lack an adequate knowledge of these techniques, or did once know the techniques, but have not been able to keep abreast of new developments. The Handbook of Applied Multivariate Statistics and Mathematical Modeling explains the appropriate uses of multivariate procedures and mathematical modeling techniques, and prescribe practices that enable applied researchers to use these procedures effectively without needing to concern themselves with the mathematical basis. The Handbook emphasizes using models and statistics as tools. The objective of the book is to inform readers about which tool to use to accomplish which task. Each chapter begins with a discussion of what kinds of questions a particular technique can and cannot answer. As multivariate statistics and modeling techniques are useful across disciplines, these examples include issues of concern in biological and social sciences as well as the humanities.

Methoden psychologischer Forschung und Evaluation

Author: Rainer Westermann
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170241842
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Für Studium und Weiterbildung werden institutionelle Rahmenbedingungen, wissenschaftstheoretische Grundlagen, methodische Gütekriterien und praktische Verfahren für empirische Untersuchungen psychologischer, evaluativer und verwandter Probleme dargestellt. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Validität und damit die Güte und Qualität von Untersuchungen wissenschaftlicher und praktischer Fragestellungen. Diese umfasst vor allem die Adäquatheit von Begriffen, deduktiven und induktiven Argumenten, kausalen Aussagen, Gesetzeshypothesen und Theorien, die Kontrolle störender Einflüsse bei Beobachtungen, Befragungen, Einschätzungen (ratings), Messungen, Tests, Experimenten, Quasi-Experimenten, Fall-Kontroll- und Einzelgruppenstudien sowie die sachgerechte Anwendung und Interpretation von statistischen Zusammenhängen und Tests, Varianz-, Regressions- und Meta-Analysen, festen, zufälligen und hierarchisierten Faktoren. Ziel ist ein tiefergehendes Verständnis wesentlicher Qualitätsmerkmale empirischer Untersuchungen, um fundiert Methoden einsetzen und Ergebnisse interpretieren zu können.

Research in Organizations

Author: Richard A. Swanson
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781605093338
Format: PDF, Docs
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Richard A. Swanson and Elwood F. Holton, leading scholars in the field, bring together contributions from more than twenty distinguished researchers from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive introductory textbook on organizational research. Designed for use by professors and students in graduate-level programs in business, management, organizational leadership, and human resource development, Research in Organizations teaches how to apply a range of methodolgies to the study of organizations. This comprehensive guide covers the theoretical foundations of various research methods, shows how to apply those methods in organizational settings, and examines the ethical conduct of research. It provides a holistic perspective, embracing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodology approaches and illuminating them through numerous illustrative examples.

Practical Statistics

Author: John Buglear
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749468475
Format: PDF, Docs
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Practical Statistics is an introduction and reference guide for those studying business and management at postgraduate level, MBA students and professionals. It gives the reader a solid understanding of statistics without being too simple or mind-numbingly complex. It turns statistics, often perceived as being difficult and pointless, into something approachable and sensible. John Buglear emphasizes the importance of working back from results rather than working out results. He starts the book with basic concepts that get increasingly more complex, from simple diagrams to multivariate methods, as well as using simple metaphors to aid understanding. The book has a two-level approach, with sections headed 'The essentials' and 'Tell me more' to support learning at all levels. A rare book on business statistics that students and professionals can really understand, Practical Statistics supports active learning with use of applications and case studies, invaluable online learning materials and fully worked solutions to questions in the review section.

The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences

Author: David Kaplan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761923594
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The SAGE Handbook of Quantitative Methodology for the Social Sciences is the definitive reference for teachers, students, and researchers of quantitative methods in the social sciences, as it provides a comprehensive overview of the major techniques used in the field. The contributors, top methodologists and researchers, have written about their areas of expertise in ways that convey the utility of their respective techniques, but, where appropriate, they also offer a fair critique of these techniques. Relevance to real-world problems in the social sciences is an essential ingredient of each chapter and makes this an invaluable resource.

Encyclopedia of Counseling

Author: Frederick T. Leong
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 145226595X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 2008 Best Reference, Library Journal "The scope, depth, breadth, currency, arrangement, and authority of this work reflect the thorough, in-depth approach of the entire editorial and publishing team . . . Advancing current thought and models in the field, this work provides an unparalleled attempt to approach this important subject from many perspectives. Moreover, each volume has a list of entries, a reader's guide, and information about the authors and the contributors. The reader's guide incorporates substantive topics, e.g. assessment, testing and research methods, biographies, coping . . . this is an essential addition to graduate and research collections." —Library Journal Professional counseling involves helping clients, individually or in groups, or as couples and families, deal with various career, vocational, educational, and emotional problems. Whether performed by psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or counselors, thousands of professionals throughout the United States, as well as the world, are providing counseling services to fellow human beings to help them address and resolve the various problems of living that exceed their coping resources and social support. The Encyclopedia of Counseling provides a comprehensive overview of the theories, models, techniques, and challenges involved in professional counseling. With approximately 600 entries, this definitive resource covers all of the major theories, approaches, and contemporary issues in counseling. The four volumes of this Encyclopedia are flexibly designed so they can be use together as a set or separately by volume, depending on the need of the user. Key Features · Reviews different types of counselors, their different professional identities, and their different models of graduate education · Examines important historical developments that have shaped the evolution of the counseling profession into its current form · Provides a comprehensive compilation of information about established and emerging topics in mental health and personal/emotional counseling · Addresses problems in personal/emotional counseling ranging from concerns about normal developmental processes and common life transitions to debilitating problems of great severity · Discusses the major social, scientific, and professional forces that have shaped the evolution of cross-cultural counseling and psychotherapy · Offers complete information on conventional and up-and-coming areas of interest in career counseling Key Themes · Assessment, Testing, and Research Methods · Biographies · Coping · Counseling—General · Economic/Work Issues · Human Development and Life Transitions · Legal and Ethical Issues · Organizations · Physical and Mental Health · Professional Development and Standards · Psychosocial Traits and Behavior · Society, Race/Ethnicity, and Culture · Subdisciplines · Theories · Therapies, Techniques, and Interventions This ultimate resource is designed for laypeople who are interested in learning about the science and practice of counseling. It is also a useful source for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals from other specialties to learn about counseling in all its forms and manifestations.