Free Chapter From Andy Field’s New Statistics Book

Will Zach find Alice, the missing love of his life, and save the world? Will he survive the bridge of death? Can he escape the zombie horde? Statistically speaking the odds don’t look good … Award-winning teacher and bestselling author Andy Field hasn’t just broken the traditional textbook mold with his new, stunningly illustrated introduction […]

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Methods in Action: Social Media Surveys

Social media opens new doors in social and behavioral science research methods, but like all research, nothing is a given, In this interview, Torgeir Aleti explains his group’s efforts to use Twitter to learn more about young Australians’ drinking habits, and the hard lessons they drew from the experience while trying to preserve the integrity, both design and ethical, of their research.

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Participatory Assessment of Development: A Transformative Tool?

This article drawn from a paper in the American Journal of Evaluation presents the principles and findings of a new Participatory Assessment of Development (PADev) evaluation approach co-designed with Dutch nongovernmental organizations and Northern and African research institutes in the context of rural development in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

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Statistical Association Takes on Use, Abuse of P-values

Even as it insists it’s not really saying anything new, the American Statistical Association Board of Directors has laid down a marker in the debate over what constitutes “statistical significance.” After months of discussion with a blue-chip panel of experts, the association has laid down six principles about what constitutes good practice when dealing with […]

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Methods in Action: Ethnographic Study of Street Gangs

Why does the Homeric of ‘violent’ seem so wedded to the term ‘street gang’? There’s a number of reasons, of course, but one of them comes from the stories that established gang members pass down to their initiates, making the idea of violence as much as geography part of the gang’s identity. That’s a key […]

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Statistical Association Takes on Use, Abuse of P-values

Even as it insists it’s not really saying anything new, the American Statistical Association Board of Directors has laid down a marker in the debate over what constitutes “statistical significance.” After months of discussion with a blue-chip panel of experts, the association has laid down six principles about what constitutes good practice when dealing with […]

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Methods in Action: Behavioral Tracking

It’s a safe bet that any academics wanting to study problem gambling are going to have a hard time getting their subjects to deal candidly with them. But the advent of online gambling creates the potential for an excellent natural experiment into a gambler’s behavior – if only you can get the data and then […]

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Call for papers Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D  http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural Publish original research projects in various fields of Humanities, Culture, History, Politics, International Relations, Education, Culture, History of Thought, Language and Literature, Economics, anthropology, business studies, communication studies, corporate governance, criminology, cross cultural studies,demography development studies, sociology. http://jrsdjournal.wix.com/humanities-cultural The Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D is an open […]

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Bronwyn Cross-Denny on Reducing Research Anxiety for Students

By Carrie Montoya, Senior Editorial Assistant, SAGE This post originally appeared on the SAGE Connection blog as part of its Connecting with the Community series and is reposted with permission. Bronwyn Cross-Denny, Ph.D.,  LCSW is one of two recipients of the SAGE/CSWE 2015 Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education. Understanding that some social work students […]

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