The Methods Coach: Learning Through Practice

Paperback | January 15, 2009

byLance W. Roberts, Karen Kampen, Tracey Peter

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An ideal companion to any core research methods text, The Methods Coach: Learning Through Practice helps students to bridge the gap between knowing and doing. The coaching program encourages students to not only understand research methods, but to do research methods for themselves. Labexercises are organized into three parts-a 'tune-up', applications, and constructive feedback-to optimize students' ability to apply the theories, concepts, and techniques found in introductory research methods courses. With this hands-on, lab-based approach, The Methods Coach offers far more thanconventional study guides.

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An ideal companion to any core research methods text, The Methods Coach: Learning Through Practice helps students to bridge the gap between knowing and doing. The coaching program encourages students to not only understand research methods, but to do research methods for themselves. Labexercises are organized into three parts-a 'tune-u...

Lance Roberts is a Professor in the Sociology Department and a Fellow of St John's College at the University of Manitoba. He recently completed a term as Director of the Winnipeg Area Study, a survey research unit. For over three decades he has taught undergraduate and graduate methods and statistics courses and is the author of sever...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.37 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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'You Play the Way you Practice': A Preface for StudentsLab 1: The Building Blocks: Variables and HypothesesLab 2: Errors in ReasoningLab 3: Conceptual and Operational DefinitionsLab 4: Levels of MeasurementLab 5: Quantitative Sampling ConsiderationsLab 6: Survey Design IssuesLab 7: Content Analysis-Instrument Pre-testingLab 8: Content Analysis-Collecting the DataLab 9: Content Analysis-Processing the DataLab 10: Qualitative Field ObservationLab 11: Using Existing and Official StatisticsLab 12: Causal ThinkingNotesAbout the AuthorsIndex