Research today demands the application of sophisticated and powerful research tools. Fulfilling this need, The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods is the complete tool box to deliver the most valid and generalizable answers to todays complex research questions. It is a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in quantitative methods as practiced in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences. Comprising two volumes, this handbook covers a wealth of topics related to quantitative research methods. It begins with essential philosophical and ethical issues related to science and quantitative research. It then addresses core measurement topics before delving into the design of studies. Principal issues related to modern estimation and mathematical modeling are also detailed. Topics in the handbook then segway into the realm of statistical inference and modeling with chapters dedicated to classical approaches as well as modern latent variable approaches. Numerous chapters associated with longitudinal data and more specialized techniques round out this broad selection of topics. Comprehensive, authoritative, and user-friendly, this two-volume set will be an indispensable resource for serious researchers across the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.description, see Klein aamp; Moosbrugger, 2000; Klein aamp; MuthAcn, 2007). In contrast to product-indicator approaches following from Kenny and Judda#39;s (1984) research, it is not necessary to have ... useful for applied researchers, but there have been too few studies with real data to fully evaluate its potential in actual practice.
|Title||:||The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods, Vol. 2: Statistical Analysis|
|Author||:||Todd D. Little|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2013-02-01|