Practical Research & Statistics

Kenneth J. Kovach & Phillip A. Richardson

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS


CHAPTER 1  INTRODUCTION

1.1  What is Research?

1.2  Research Process.

1.3  Key Terms.

1.4  Ethics and Copyright.


CHAPTER 2  RESEARCH PROCESS AND REPORT

2.1  Proposal or Project Components.

2.2  Report Development.


CHAPTER 3  QUANTITATIVE DESIGNS

3.1  Research by Method Designs.

3.2  Research by Purpose Designs.


CHAPTER 4  QUALITATIVE / MIXED METHODS

4.1  Qualitative Research Approach.

4.2  Qualitative Designs.

4.3  Mixed Methods.


CHAPTER 5  DATA COLLECTION

5.1  Data Techniques

5.2  Data Concerns

5.3  Types of Data Collection


CHAPTER 6  DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS

6.1  Measures of Central Tendency

6.2  Measures of Relative Position

6.3  Measures of Variation (Dispersion):  Standard Deviation & Variance

6.4  Measure of Correlation

6.5  Descriptive Presentations


CHAPTER 7  t, z, and CI TESTS

7.1  t-test for One Mean

7.2  t-test for Difference of Two Means – Independent Samples

7.3  t-Test for Two Means – Dependent Samples

7.4  z-test for One Mean

7.5  z-test for Two Means

7.6  Confidence Levels & Intervals - σ Known

7.7  Sample Size

7.8  Confidence Intervals - σ Unknown

7.9  Confidence Intervals for Difference of Two Means - Independent Samples

7.10  Confidence Interval for Difference of Two Population Means


CHAPTER 8  CHI SQUARE

8.1  Test of Independence

8.2  Test of Equality

8.3  Goodness of Fit Test


CHAPTER 9  CORRELATION & REGRESSION

9.1  Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC)

9.2  Regression

9.3  Coefficient of Determination

9.4  Multiple Regression

9.5  Spearman Rank Order Correlation


CHAPTER 10  ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

10.1  One-Way ANOVA

10.2  Scheffé Test

10.3  Tukey Test

10.4  Two-Way ANOVA


CHAPTER 11  NON-PARAMETRIC TESTS

11.1  Sign Test – Paired Samples

11.2  Wilcoxon Tests

11.3  Kruskal-Wallis Test

11.4  Mann-Whitney U Test


CHAPTER 12  REPORT WRITING

12.1  Research Proposal

12.2  Research Study

12.3  End Material


APPENDICES

Appendix A  Research Planning Worksheet

Appendix B  Formulas

Appendix C  Tables

Appendix D  Topics and Titles Examples


REFERENCES


ISBN: 9781513616773