The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.
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Leonard Bickman, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Public Policy. He is director of the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement and Associate Dean for Research at Peabody College. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology (social) from the City University of New York, his master's degree in experimental psychopathology from Columbia University and his bachelor's from the City College of New York. Professor Bickman is a nationally recognized leader in program evaluation and mental healthservices research on children and adolescents. He has published more than 15 books and monographs and 180 articles and chapters and has been principal investigator on over 25 major grants from several agencies. He is co-editor of the Applied Research Methods Series published by Sage Publications since 1980. He is also co-editor of the Handbook of Applied Social Research and is collaborating on a new International Handbook of Social Research. He is the co-author of the very popular book Applied Research Design: A Practical Guide.
Debra J. Rog, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate with the Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement (CEPI), and directs its Washington office. She has over 25 years of experience in program evaluation and applied research and has directed numerous multi-site evaluations and research projects involving issues of poverty, homelessness, housing and services for vulnerable populations including children and families, mental health, and others. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of a Coordinating Center for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Homeless Families Initiative, and two foundation-funded cross-site evaluations of local collaboratives focused on violence prevention. Dr. Rog has to her credit numerous publications on evaluation methodology, housing, homelessness, poverty, mental health, and program and policy development and has edited numerous substantive and methodological volumes, including the Applied Social Research Methods Series and the Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Evaluation Association, and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Public Health Association. She completed an appointment on the Advisory Committee of Women's Services for the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and has been recognized for her evaluation work by the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Evaluation Association, the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, and the Knowledge Utilization Society.
Introduction - Leonard Bickman and Debra J Rog
Why a Handbook of Applied Social Research?
PART ONE: PLANNING APPLIED RESEARCH
Applied Research Design - Leonard Bickman, Debra J Rog and Terry E Hedrick
A Practical Approach
Design Sensitivity - Mark W Lipsey
Statistical Power for Applied Experimental Research
Designing a Qualitative Study - Joseph A Maxwell
Practical Sampling - Gary T Henry
Planning Ethically Responsible Research - Joan E Sieber
PART TWO: APPLIED RESEARCH FRAMEWORK
Randomized Controlled Experiments for Evaluation and Planning - Robert F Boruch
Quasi-Experimentation - Melvin M Mark and Charles S Reichardt
The Abridged Version of Case Study Research - Robert K Yin
Design and Method
Needs Analysis - Jack McKillip
Process and Techniques
Formative Evaluation of Costs, Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit - Brian T Yates
Toward Cost, Procedure, Process, Outcome Analysis
Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis - Harris M Cooper and James J Lindsay
PART THREE: PRACTICAL DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS METHODS
Design and Evaluation of Survey Questions - Floyd J Fowler Jr
Practical Aspects of Interview Data Collection and Data Management - Welmoet Bok van Kammen and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber
Mail Surveys - Thomas W Mangione
Methods for Sampling and Interviewing in Telephone Surveys - Paul J Lavrakas
Ethnography - David M Fetterman
Focus Group Research: Exploration and Discovery - David W Stewart and Prem N Shamdasani
Graphing Data - Gary T Henry
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