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- Dictionary of Statistics and MethodologyISBN: 0761988548The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts.
- Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language AcquisitionISBN: 9780805853520This cutting-edge volume describes the implications of Cognitive Linguistics for the study of second language acquisition (SLA).
- Handbook of Data AnalysisISBN: 0761966528This book provides an excellent reference guide to basic theoretical arguments, practical quantitative techniques and the methodologies that the majority of social science researchers are likely to require for postgraduate study and beyond.
- Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and LearningISBN: 0805841806This landmark volume provides a broad-based, state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and research into second language teaching and learning.
- Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey QuestionnairesISBN: 0471458414Expanding and adding to the research presented at the International Conference on Questionnaire Development, Evaluation and Testing Methods, this title presents the most up-to-date knowledge in this burgeoning field.
- The Routledge Handbook of Second Language AcquisitionISBN: 9780415479936The Handbook covers a wide range of topics related to Second Language Acquisition: language in context, linguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurolinguistic theories and perspectives, skill learning, individual differences, L2 learning settings, and language assessment.

- Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods ResearchISBN: 9781412975179Authors John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark walk readers through the entire research process, from formulating questions to designing, collecting data, and interpreting results and include updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from the social, behavioral, health, and education disciplines.
- An Introduction to Qualitative ResearchISBN: 141291146XThe definitive guide to the full qualitative research process, from design to dissemination, this is everything you need to understand how good quality research is produced, and how to use and enrich your own work with it.
- An Introduction to Qualitative Research SynthesisISBN: 9780415562850Providing a comprehensive guide for understanding, interpreting and synthesizing qualitative studies, An Introduction to Qualitative Research Synthesis shows how data can be collated together effectively to summarise existing bodies of knowledge and to create a more complete picture of findings across different studies.
- Mind and Context in Adult Second Language AcquisitionISBN: 1589010701How do people learn nonnative languages? Is there one part or function of our brains solely dedicated to language processing, or do we apply our general information-processing abilities when learning a new language? In this book, an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars and researchers presents an overview of the latter approach to adult second language acquisition and brings together, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the latest research on this subject.
- Qualitative Inquiry and Research DesignISBN: 1412916062This text compares and contrasts the five major qualitative traditions: biography, case study, ethnography, grounded theory, and phenomenology. Five actual journal articles are reproduced in the appendix as examples of the different research designs.
- Research DesignISBN: 9781452226095This book that has helped more than 150,000 students and researchers prepare their plan or proposal for a scholarly journal article, dissertation or thesis has been revised and updated while maintaining all the features that made the first edition so popular. Every chapter now shows how to implement a mixed method design in your proposal or plan as well as showing how to do the other two (qualitative and quantitative) approaches.

- Advanced Focus Group ResearchISBN: 0761912487Specifically written for researchers and students with a fundamental knowledge of focus group research, the book gives numerous examples of what researchers should and should not do in designing their own research projects. In addition, it critically examines the limits of focus groups and suggests how to use focus groups for nontraditional research tasks.
- Case Study ResearchISBN: 052185928XCase Study Research: Principles and Practices aims to provide a general understanding of the case study method as well as specific tools for its successful implementation. Topics include the definition of a 'case study,' the strengths and weaknesses of this distinctive method, strategies for choosing cases, an experimental template for understanding research design, and the role of singular observations in case study research.
- Doing Case Study ResearchISBN: 0807747084This step-by-step handbook guides beginning researchers through the stages of planning and implementing case studies. Starting with how to establish a rationale for conducting a systematic case study and identifying literature that informs the research effort, this indispensable resource shows students how to determine an appropriate research design and conduct informative interviews, observations and document analyses.
- Methods for Testing and Evaluating Survey QuestionnairesISBN: 0471458414Expanding and adding to the research presented at the International Conference on Questionnaire Development, Evaluation and Testing Methods, this title presents the most up-to-date knowledge in this burgeoning field. The only book dedicated to the evaluation and testing of survey questionnaires, this practical reference work brings together the expertise of over fifty leading, international researchers from a broad range of fields.
- Questionnaires in Second Language ResearchISBN: 0805839089One of the most common methods of data collection in second language research is using questionnaires of various kinds. In spite of the wide application of questionnaires in the second language field, there does not seem to be sufficient awareness in the profession about the theory of questionnaire design and processing. The book is motivated by very practical purposes, namely to help researchers to increase the efficiency of their questionnaires and to avoid possible pitfalls.

- Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them)ISBN: 0471794317The highly readable Common Errors in Statistics (and How to Avoid Them) lays a mathematically rigorous and readily accessible foundation for understanding statistical procedures, problems, and solutions. This handy field guide analyzes common mistakes, debunks popular myths, and helps readers to choose the best and most effective statistical technique for each of their tasks.
- Developing Thinking in Statistics byISBN: 1412911664Publication Date: 2006-03-23′This book should prove to be an important addition to the relatively few publications that exist on statistical thinking. It very nicely encourages the reader to take an active learning approach through simultaneously promoting pedagogy with knowledge and skills enhancement in statistics. Understanding what the subject is for and what it can do are crucial in statistical education - by getting the reader to think statistically Mr Graham has provided us with a very readable book that helps to dispel the poor reputation that statistics has acquired over many years′ - Professor Neville Davies, Director, Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education, Nottingham Trent University Statistics is a key area of the school mathematics curriculum where maths and the real world meet. Although potentially a subject where teaching can be motivating and relevant to everyday concerns, it is often seen as boring and involving largely mechanical calculations. This book will enable teachers and others interested in statistical thinking to become excited and inspired by the big ideas of statistics and, in turn, teach them enthusiastically learners. Designed to heighten awareness of statistical ideas, the book explores key themes within statistics using ideas developed by the influential team at The Open University′s Centre for Mathematics Education. Themes include: · Measurement · Variation · Randomness · Uncertainty Arranged in an accessible task-based format, this is an essential text for all secondary maths teachers and students of maths education. It is a comprehensive book that will illuminate and inspire interest in the subject, based on innovative use of ICT, engaging narrative, firm research and good practice. Developing Thinking in Statistics is a set book on the Open University Course ME626 Developing Statistical Thinking, part of the Graduate Diploma in Mathematics Education.
- StatisticsISBN: 1412924944In this introductory text, author Frederick L. Coolidge shows how statistics needn't be difficult or dull. Statistics: A Gentle Introduction is specifically designed to reduce students' anxieties and minimize unnecessary formulas while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses through the use of interesting, real world examples.
- The Tao of StatisticsISBN: 1412924731The Tao of Statistics provides a new approach to statistics in plain English. Unlike other introductions to statistics, this text explains what statistics mean and how they are used, rather than how to calculate them. The book walks readers through basic concepts, as well as some of the most complex statistical models in use.
- Visual StatisticsISBN: 0471681601Visual Statistics brings the most complex and advanced statistical methods within reach of those with little statistical training by using animated graphics of the data. An emphasis is placed on a paradigm for understanding data that is visual, intuitive, geometric, and active, rather than one that relies on convoluted logic, heavy mathematics, systems of algebraic equations, or passive acceptance of results.