Statistical Methods for Organizational Research

Theory and Practice
Author: Chris Dewberry
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 041533425X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
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'Statistical Methods for Organizational Research' provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the subject for students, researchers and practitioners involved in quantitative research.

Qualitative Organizational Research

Core Methods and Current Challenges
Author: Gillian Symon,Catherine Cassell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258270
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here This comprehensive text brings together in one volume both consideration of the core methods available for undertaking qualitative data collection and analysis, and discussion of common challenges faced by all researchers in conducting qualitative research. Qualitative Organizational Research: Core Methods and Common Challenges contains 27 chapters, each written by an expert in the area. The first part of the volume considers common challenges in the design and execution of qualitative research, examining key contemporary debates in each area as well as providing practical advice for those undertaking organizational research. The second part of the volume looks at contemporary uses of core qualitative methods in organizational research, outlining each method and illustrating practical application through empirical examples. Written by internationally renowned experts in qualitative research methods, this text is an accessible and essential resource for students and researchers in the areas of organization studies, business and management research, and organizational psychology. Key features: • Coverage of all the key topics in qualitative research • Chapters written by experts drawing on their personal experiences of using methods • Introductory chapters outlining the context for qualitative research and the philosophies which underpin it Gillian Symon is Reader in Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. Catherine Cassell is Professor of Organizational Psychology at Manchester Business School.

Statistical Methods for Meta-Analysis


Author: Larry V. Hedges,Ingram Olkin
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080570658
Category: Mathematics
Page: 369
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The main purpose of this book is to address the statistical issues for integrating independent studies. There exist a number of papers and books that discuss the mechanics of collecting, coding, and preparing data for a meta-analysis , and we do not deal with these. Because this book concerns methodology, the content necessarily is statistical, and at times mathematical. In order to make the material accessible to a wider audience, we have not provided proofs in the text. Where proofs are given, they are placed as commentary at the end of a chapter. These can be omitted at the discretion of the reader. Throughout the book we describe computational procedures whenever required. Many computations can be completed on a hand calculator, whereas some require the use of a standard statistical package such as SAS, SPSS, or BMD. Readers with experience using a statistical package or who conduct analyses such as multiple regression or analysis of variance should be able to carry out the analyses described with the aid of a statistical package.

Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research

Innovative Pathways and Methods
Author: Kimberly D. Elsbach,Roderick M. Kramer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317908775
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 520
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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art, innovative approaches to qualitative research for organizational scholars. Individual chapters in each area are written by experts in a variety of fields, who have contributed some of the most innovative studies themselves in recent years. An indispensable reference guide to anyone conducting high-impact organizational research, this handbook includes innovative approaches to research problems, data collection, data analysis and interpretation, and application of research findings. The book will be of interest to scholars and graduate students in a wide variety of disciplines, including anthropology, organizational behavior, organizational theory, social psychology, and sociology

Modern Statistical Methods for Astronomy

With R Applications
Author: Eric D. Feigelson,G. Jogesh Babu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052176727X
Category: Science
Page: 476
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"Modern astronomical research is beset with a vast range of statistical challenges, ranging from reducing data from megadatasets to characterizing an amazing variety of variable celestial objects or testing astrophysical theory. Yet most astronomers still use a narrow suite of traditional statistical methods. Linking astronomy to the world of modern statistics, this volume is a unique resource, introducing astronomers to advanced statistics through ready-to-use code in the public-domain R statistical software environment"--

Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences


Author: Alan Agresti
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134512820
Category: Mathematics
Page: 740
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences . Statistical methods applied to social sciences, made accessible to all through an emphasis on concepts Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences introduces statistical methods to students majoring in social science disciplines. With an emphasis on concepts and applications, this book assumes you have no previous knowledge of statistics and only a minimal mathematical background. It contains sufficient material for a two-semester course. The 5th Edition gives you examples and exercises with a variety of “real data.” It includes more illustrations of statistical software for computations and takes advantage of the outstanding applets to explain key concepts, such as sampling distributions and conducting basic data analyses. It continues to downplay mathematics–often a stumbling block for students–while avoiding reliance on an overly simplistic recipe-based approach to statistics.

Robust Statistics

Theory and Methods (with R)
Author: Ricardo A. Maronna,R. Douglas Martin,Victor J. Yohai,Matías Salibián-Barrera
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 1119214688
Category: Mathematics
Page: 464
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A new edition of this popular text on robust statistics, thoroughly updated to include new and improved methods and focus on implementation of methodology using the increasingly popular open-source software R. Classical statistics fail to cope well with outliers associated with deviations from standard distributions. Robust statistical methods take into account these deviations when estimating the parameters of parametric models, thus increasing the reliability of fitted models and associated inference. This new, second edition of Robust Statistics: Theory and Methods (with R) presents a broad coverage of the theory of robust statistics that is integrated with computing methods and applications. Updated to include important new research results of the last decade and focus on the use of the popular software package R, it features in-depth coverage of the key methodology, including regression, multivariate analysis, and time series modeling. The book is illustrated throughout by a range of examples and applications that are supported by a companion website featuring data sets and R code that allow the reader to reproduce the examples given in the book. Unlike other books on the market, Robust Statistics: Theory and Methods (with R) offers the most comprehensive, definitive, and up-to-date treatment of the subject. It features chapters on estimating location and scale; measuring robustness; linear regression with fixed and with random predictors; multivariate analysis; generalized linear models; time series; numerical algorithms; and asymptotic theory of M-estimates. Explains both the use and theoretical justification of robust methods Guides readers in selecting and using the most appropriate robust methods for their problems Features computational algorithms for the core methods Robust statistics research results of the last decade included in this 2nd edition include: fast deterministic robust regression, finite-sample robustness, robust regularized regression, robust location and scatter estimation with missing data, robust estimation with independent outliers in variables, and robust mixed linear models. Robust Statistics aims to stimulate the use of robust methods as a powerful tool to increase the reliability and accuracy of statistical modelling and data analysis. It is an ideal resource for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in statistics, engineering, computer science, and physical and social sciences.

Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications


Author: Robert Nisbet,Gary Miner,Ken Yale
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124166458
Category: Mathematics
Page: 822
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Handbook of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Applications, Second Edition, is a comprehensive professional reference book that guides business analysts, scientists, engineers and researchers, both academic and industrial, through all stages of data analysis, model building and implementation. The handbook helps users discern technical and business problems, understand the strengths and weaknesses of modern data mining algorithms and employ the right statistical methods for practical application. This book is an ideal reference for users who want to address massive and complex datasets with novel statistical approaches and be able to objectively evaluate analyses and solutions. It has clear, intuitive explanations of the principles and tools for solving problems using modern analytic techniques and discusses their application to real problems in ways accessible and beneficial to practitioners across several areas—from science and engineering, to medicine, academia and commerce. Includes input by practitioners for practitioners Includes tutorials in numerous fields of study that provide step-by-step instruction on how to use supplied tools to build models Contains practical advice from successful real-world implementations Brings together, in a single resource, all the information a beginner needs to understand the tools and issues in data mining to build successful data mining solutions Features clear, intuitive explanations of novel analytical tools and techniques, and their practical applications

Qualitative Research Methods

Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact
Author: Sarah J. Tracy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111837858X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 368
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Qualitative Research Methods is a comprehensive, all-inclusive resource for the theory and practice of qualitative/ethnographic research methodology. Serves as a “how-to” guide for qualitative/ethnographic research, detailing how to design a project, conduct interviews and focus groups, interpret and analyze data, and represent it in a compelling manner Demonstrates how qualitative data can be systematically utilized to address pressing personal, organizational, and social problems Written in an engaging style, with in-depth examples from the author’s own practice Comprehensive companion website includes sample syllabi, lesson plans, a list of helpful website links, test bank and exam review materials, and exercises and worksheets, available upon publication at www.wiley.com/go/tracy

Item Response Theory


Author: Christine DeMars
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199703845
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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This is a title in our Understanding Statistics series, which is designed to provide researchers with authoritative guides to understanding, presenting and critiquing analyses and associated inferences. Each volume in the series demonstrates how the relevant topic should be reported -- including detail surrounding what can be said, and how it should be said, as well as drawing boundaries around what cannot appropriately be claimed or inferred. This volume addresses an important issue for the design of survey instruments, which is rarely taught in graduate programs beyond those specifically for statisticians. Item Response Theory is used to describe the application of mathematical models to data from questionnaires and tests as a basis for measuring abilities, attitudes, or other variables. It is used for statistical analysis and development of assessments, often for high stakes tests such as the Graduate Record Examination. The author is known for her clear, accessible writing; like all books in this series, this volume includes examples of both good and bad write-ups for methods sections of journal articles.

Python for Everyone, 2nd Edition


Author: Cay S. Horstmann,Rance D. Necaise
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1119186676
Category: Computers
Page: 752
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Cay Horstmann?s second edition of Python for Everyone provides a comprehensive and approachable introduction to fundamental programming techniques and design skills, and helps students master basic concepts and become competent coders. The inclusion of advanced chapters makes the text suitable for a 2 or 3-term sequence, or as a comprehensive reference to programming in Python. Major rewrites and an updated visual design make this student-friendly text even more engaging. Filled with realistic programming examples, a great quantity and variety of homework assignments, and lab exercises that build student problem-solving abilities, it is no surprise Python for Everyone is the number one text for early objects in the Python market.

Qualitative Research


Author: David Silverman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 147398484X
Category: Reference
Page: 480
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A who’s who of methodologists, this book introduces students to the big picture of qualitative research, teaching both the ‘why’ and the ‘how to’ of getting started, selecting a method and conducting research and data analysis. With practical tips, summaries, exercises and further reading, each chapter is like a masterclass from a leading scholar in qualitative research. New to the fourth edition: A streamlined structure to guide readers step-by-step through the research process Substantial new section with 4 chapters on how to collect and analyse online data A new chapter on reflexive ethnography More hands-on advice on how to conduct research at every stage, making this a perfect field handbook Updated reading lists provide a go-to guide to the literature and help improve citations The most comprehensive qualitative research book available, this is the perfect all-in-one companion for any student embarking on a qualitative research course or project. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Critical Thinking in Clinical Research

Applied Theory and Practice Using Case Studies
Author: Felipe Fregni,Ben M. W. Illigens
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199324492
Category: Medical
Page: 536
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One of the most crucial skills a clinician, scientist, or student can learn is to create, conduct, and interpret the conclusions of a clinical study. Critical Thinking in Clinical Research teaches these fundamentals in four distinct sections, called "units": the first unit focuses on issues surrounding the design of a study such as population, question selection, randomization, and blinding; Unit 2 presents statistical methods such as analyzing data collected, how to present and discuss the data concisely; the third unit covers practical aspects such as methodology, organizational considerations, principles of trial conduct and reporting; and the final unit delves into study designs, providing the advantages and drawbacks of each design style. Each chapter begins with a short introduction, followed by a hypothetical case that challenges the reader to make decisions, to consider pros and cons of specific approaches, and to evaluate options based on specific conditions. Knowing how to critically read and understand scientific papers and to collect, analyze, and interpret research data, which they in turn can then present in their own scientific manuscript makes this book the perfect resource for anyone looking to contribute to the wealth of scientific and medical inquiry.

Multilevel Theory, Research, and Methods in Organizations

Foundations, Extensions, and New Directions
Author: Katherine J. Klein,Steve W. J. Kozlowski
Publisher: Pfeiffer
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 605
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To illuminate and explicate the complexity and interdependence of today's organizations, theories and research need to bridge the gap between macro and micro approaches to theories that unify, rather than fragment, the knowledge base. This work provides a foundation for this unification.

Conflict in Organizational Groups

New Directions in Theory and Practice
Author: Kristin J. Behfar,Leigh L. Thompson
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749451011
Category: Conflict management
Page: 292
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Based on conference presentations held at the Kellogg School of Management, this book reveals the latest international thinking on organizational conflict in the business sector. It tackles complex questions about conflict, such as whether it is always considered negative or if there are situations where it can be positive, and presents advances in theory and methodology to challenge current thinking. Divided into two parts, Part One presents new advancements in measuring the relationship between individual members and group conflict; Part two explores the variables that affect the nature of group process and performance.Demonstrating how conflict can work for and against performance, this book will enable you to understand and manage it effectively in your organization. By nurturing the good aspects and suppressing the bad, you will encourage an effective organizational group, which will ultimately lead to a more productive and profitable workforce.

Taking the Measure of Work

A guide to Validated Measures for Organizational Research and Diagnosis
Author: Dail L. Fields
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 162396220X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 353
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This book is a handbook for people who want to assure the use of reliable and valid questionnaires for collecting information about organizations. It significantly reduces the time and effort required for obtaining validated multiquestion measures of aspects of organizational ‘health’ such as employee job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational justice, and workplace behaviors. It helps users in measuring some factors underlying employee perceptions of work such as job characteristics, role ambiguity or conflict, job stress, and the extent to which employees believe their values and those of the organization are congruent. All the measures in the book have been used and tested in research studies published in the 1990’s. In addition, all the measures describe the extent and types of reliability and validity tests that have been completed, a feature that organizational researchers should find particularly useful. All in all, this book is a handy tool to increase the efficiency of researchers, consultants, managers, or organizational development specialists in obtaining reliable and valid information about how employees view their jobs and organizations.

Management

An Introduction
Author: David Boddy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781292088594
Category:
Page: 728
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This is an accessible and academically rigorous guide to the themes and functions of management. It contains in depth case studies that examine key management issues in a broad range of organisations, from Apple and Virgin to the British Heart Foundation and Management in Practice features full of insights into contemporary management activities. Entrepreneurship, sustainability, governance and internationalization are integrated throughout, giving clear guidance on how students can further their understanding of these key topics.

Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics and Estimation for Social Scientists


Author: Scott M. Lynch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387712658
Category: Social Science
Page: 359
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This book outlines Bayesian statistical analysis in great detail, from the development of a model through the process of making statistical inference. The key feature of this book is that it covers models that are most commonly used in social science research - including the linear regression model, generalized linear models, hierarchical models, and multivariate regression models - and it thoroughly develops each real-data example in painstaking detail.

Handbook of Research Methods in Industrial and Organizational Psychology


Author: Steven G. Rogelberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470756578
Category: Psychology
Page: 536
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Handbook of Research Methods in Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a comprehensive and contemporary treatment of research philosophies, approaches, tools, and techniques indigenous to industrial and organizational psychology. Only available research handbook for Industrial & Organizational Psychology. Contributors are leading methodological & measurement scholars. Excellent balance of practical and theoretical insights which will be of interest to both novice and experienced organizational researchers. Great companion to the content-oriented Handbooks. Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com

Organizational Behavior


Author: Stephen P. Robbins,Tim Judge
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780134103983
Category: Organizational behavior
Page: 744
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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Behavior. Help Students Better Understand Their Behavioral and Interpersonal Skills Long considered the standard for all organizational behavior textbooks, Organizational Behavior provides the research you want, in the language you can understand. This text continues its tradition of making current, relevant research come alive for readers. The Seventeenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent research and business events within the field of organizational behavior worldwide, while maintaining its hallmark features-clear writing style, cutting-edge content, and intuitive pedagogy. There's a reason why Robbins's textbooks have educated millions of individuals and have been translated into twenty languages-and it's because of a commitment that provides the kind of engaging, cutting-edge material that helps readers understand and connect with organizational behavior. Also Available with MyManagementLabTM MyManagementLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyManagementLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyManagementLab search for: 0134437861/ 9780134437866 Organizational Behavior Plus MyManagementLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 013410398X / 9780134103983 Organizational Behavior 0134182189 / 9780134182186 MyManagementLab with Pearson eText--Access Card--for Organizational Behavior