The Research Toolkit
Readers learn how to construct a researchable question. They become familiar with samples and the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics. They study measurement, psychometrics, experimental research, and research design. They learn about various forms of research including causal comparative research, community-based participatory research, and participatory action research. They enhance their understanding of correlations and correlational research.
Designed to serve as a primary text in foundational research courses, The Research Toolkit features universal, adaptable content that allows each student to develop a personalized approach. The book can be used in a wide variety of social science disciplines at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral level.