Mark Balnaves – Introduction to Quantitative Researh Methods
Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative analysis strategies and primary statistics. It makes use of a detective theme all through the textual content and in multimedia courseware to present how quantitative strategies have been used to remedy real-life issues. The ebook focuses on ideas and methods which can be applicable to introductory degree programs in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historic and up to date analysis within the social sciences.
The multimedia courseware supplies tutorial work on sampling, primary statistics, and methods for searching for info from databases and different sources. The statistics modules can be utilized as both a part of a detective video games or instantly in educating and studying. Brief video classes in SPSS, utilizing actual datasets, are additionally a characteristic of the CD-ROM.
Why would you select Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
– It is theoretical, offering a concise overview of problems with quantitative analysis.
– It is sensible, offering case research that exemplify the other ways of analysis is performed within the social sciences (starting from psychology to sociology, politics and media).
– It is instructional, offering sensible vignettes, and chapter highlights for revision.
– It is integrative, producing a typology of various methods of conducting quantitative analysis strategies.
– It is worldwide, offering case research from a variety of nations.
– It is progressive, offering multimedia tutorials on generic analysis and statistical abilities.
– It is obvious, concise and accessible.
About the Author
Mark Balnaves is Professor and Senior Research Fellow in New Media at Curtin University. He is positioned with the Department of Internet Studies throughout the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts. His Fellowship focuses on the function of recent media, particularly social networking instruments, in enhancing the hyperlink between residents and governments.
Professor Balnaves performed for Telstra Multimedia Australia’s first main adoption and diffusion research of broadband prospects in Gungahlin, ACT (at a time when the phrases ‘narrowband’ and ‘broadband’ weren’t within the well-liked lexicon). This research contributed to the formation of Telstra’s Bigpond. The research additionally contributed to the established of ACTEW’s TransACT, Canberra’s broadband supplier. His present work at Curtin University is on e-governance and the function of recent media in enhancing the hyperlink between residents and authorities. His publications are in viewers analysis, theories of media and the function of the Internet within the public sphere.
Psychological components figuring out adoption of recent know-how
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