Test Bank For Methods of Research on Human Development and Families By Greenstein
Test Bank For Methods of Research on Human Development and Families By Theodore N. Greenstein, Shannon N. Davis, ISBN: 9781506386065
Methods of Research on Human Development and Families is an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods that teaches students how to be intelligent and critical consumers of research on families. This new book has been adapted from the author team’s previous SAGE text, Methods of Family Research, and includes applications and examples from both family science and human development research. With a focus on interpreting and understanding research techniques rather than doing research, this text illustrates how research on families is conducted and helps students gain the competence and confidence to effectively read, interpret, and critique published research reports.
Table Of Content
The Goal of This Text
To the Student
To the Instructor
Organization of This Text
What Are the Stages of Social Research?
How Is Research on Families and Children Different?
The Benefits of Well-Conducted Research
The Rights of Participants in Research on Families and Children
What Is the Role of the Institutional Review Board?
Fraud in Research on Families and Children
The Value of Ethically Sound Research
Units of Analysis
Framing the Hypothesis
Causal Inference in Qualitative Research
Reading a Journal Article
Where Do I Go From Here?
How Do Journal Articles Get Published?
Other Types of Publications
Defining the Population
How Large Does the Sample Need to Be?
How Do We Go About Choosing a Sampling Technique?
Characteristics of a Good Measurement Procedure
Levels of Measurement
What Are Reliability and Validity?
Some Thoughts on Reliability and Validity
Types of Scales and Indices
Using Existing Scales and Indices
How Do We Evaluate Scales and Indices?
How Do We Deal With Missing Data in Scales and Indices?
Studying Families Through Experiments
Studying Families Through Survey Methods
Studying Families and Children Through Nonreactive Techniques
Types of Nonreactive Research
“Big Data” in the Study of Families and Children
Secondary Analysis of Sample Surveys
Ethics and Quantitative Methods
Some Limitations of Quantitative Methods
Qualitative Research Compared to Quantitative Research
Types of Qualitative Strategies
Studying Families Through Observation
Ethics and Qualitative Research
Evaluating Qualitative Research
Mixed-Method Approaches to Family Research
Mixed-Model Studies in Family Research
Some Closing Thoughts on Choosing a Research Strategy
Advantages and Disadvantages of Secondary Analysis
Data on Children
Data on Adolescents
Data on Older Adults
Data on Families and Households
Sources of Secondary Data Sets
Future Trends in Secondary Data Analysis
Interpreting Cross-Classification Tables
Commonly Reported Tests of Statistical Significance
Some Thoughts About Statistical Analysis
The Idea of Nested Entities
Analyzing Nested Data
Individual Change Over Time
Final Thoughts on Nested Entities
Needs and Social Impact Assessment: What Is the Problem?
Outcome Assessment: Does It Work?
Process Research: How Does It Work?
Some Thoughts About Randomization in Evaluation Research
The Relationship Between Applied and Basic Research
Political Concerns in Research on Families and Children
Some Closing Thoughts