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A Quick Guide to Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences

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Christine Davies, Carmarthen, Wales

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Language: English

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Reviewed by Sarah Fischer, Assistant Professor, Marymount University on 7/31/20

It is meant to be an overview, but it incredibly condensed and spends almost no time on key elements of statistics (such as what makes research generalizable, or what leads to research NOT being generalizable). read more

Reviewed by Michelle Page, Assistant Professor, Worcester State University on 5/30/20

This text is exactly intended to be what it says: A quick guide. A basic outline of quantitative research processes, akin to cliff notes. The content provides only the essentials of a research process and contains key terms. A student or new... read more

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: What will this resource do for you?
  • Section 2: Why are you thinking about numbers? A discussion of the research questjion and paradigms.
  • Section 3: An overview of the Research Process and Research Designs
  • Section 4: Quantitative Research Methods
  • Section 5: the data obtained from quantitative research
  • Section 6: Analysis of data
  • Section 7: Discussing your Results

About the Book

This resource is intended as an easy-to-use guide for anyone who needs some quick and simple advice on quantitative aspects of research in social sciences, covering subjects such as education, sociology, business, nursing. If you area qualitative researcher who needs to venture into the world of numbers, or a student instructed to undertake a quantitative research project despite a hatred for maths, then this booklet should be a real help.

About the Contributors


Christine Davies, Ph.D