Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 3rd Floor -- LB2846.A45
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"The Almanac of American Education is an easy-to-use, single-volume source designed to help users understand and compare the quality of education at the national, state, and county levels. Compiled from official U.S. government and reliable private sources, The Almanac contains historical and current data, insightful analysis, and useful graphs that provide compelling insights into the state of education in America. The appendix to this title functions as a guide to education resources on the Internet. It provides site descriptions and evaluations along with URLs, giving users the information they need to go directly to the sites that will be of greatest use to them."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QH332 .E52 2014
"Offers hundreds of revisions or addenda to entries from previous editions as well as new or revised entries on topics such as key cases in bioethics, the human biome, genetically modified foods, emergency preparedness and response, social justice, sustainability, chemical warfare and torture, among many others. Revised articles explain the events as well as legislation changes of the past decade. Previous editions published as the Encyclopedia of Bioethics."
The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers
by Johnny Saldaña
Call Number: UCF Rosen General Collection -- H62.S31856 2013
"An in-depth guide to each of the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. In total, 32 different approaches to coding are covered, ranging in complexity from beginner to advanced level and covering the full range of types of qualitative data from interview transcripts to field notes."
The two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Psychological Assessment contain a series of 235 entries, organized alphabetically, and covering a variety of fields. Each entry includes a general conceptual and methodological overview, a section on relevant assessment devices, followed by links to related concepts in the Encyclopedia and a list of references."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- RA 423.E532 2008
"The Encyclopedia of Public Health presents the most important definitions, principles and general perspectives of public health, written by experts of the different fields. The work includes more than 2,500 entries in alphabetical order. Entries comprise review-style articles (synopses), detailed essays and short definitions. Extensive cross referencing and hyperlinking offers an easy to use web of knowledge in Public Health."
"Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press, the 20th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work is widely considered the cornerstone of reference in its field. This new edition includes coverage of areas that have come to the fore since the 1995 publication of the 19th edition, including demographic changes from immigration, technology, the implications of managed care, faith-based assistance, evidence-based practice, gerontology, and trauma and disaster."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- HN 29.E53 2008
"provides information about nearly all types of survey methods and survey errors. The more than 600 entries in the encyclopedia fall out across the following categories: Ethics, Measurement, Nonresponse, Operations, Political & Election Polling, Public Opinion, Sampling, Coverage & Weighting, Survey Industry, Survey Statistics"
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 3rd Floor -- LB1028.C577 2006
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Philosophies of educational research -- Epistemology & educational research -- ethics of educational research -- Analyzing the multidimensionality of texts in education -- Arts-based educational research -- Case study methods -- Cross-case analysis -- Curriculum assessment -- Data modeling : structural equation modeling -- Definition & analysis of data from videotape : some research procedures & their rationales -- Design experiments -- Developmental research : theory, method, design & statistical analysis -- Discourse-in-use -- Empirical Bayes -- Estimation -- Ethnography -- Finding patterns with field notes -- Generalizability theory -- Historical research in education -- Historical studies : groups/institutions -- Interviewing in educational research -- Introduction to measurement theory -- Item response theory -- Linear regression & hierarchical linear models -- Meta-analysis : the quantitative synthesis of research findings -- microgenetic method : current work & extensions to classroom research -- Multiple methodology in education research -- Narrative inquiry -- Philosophical inquiry -- Practitioner inquiry : blurring the boundaries of research & practice -- Probability & hypothesis testing -- Quasi-experimental design -- Randomized experiments in educational research -- Representing qualitative data -- Research synthesis : effect sizes -- Statistical graphics : a guidepost for scientific discovery -- Survey methods in educational research -- Survey sampling -- Language & literacy research : multiple methods & perspectives -- Official & unofficial stories : getting at the impact of policy on educational practice -- Policy analysis : studying policy implementation -- Program evaluation : a democratic practice -- Researching the complexity of classroom interaction -- Researching race, culture, & difference : epistemological challenges & possibilities -- Theoretical & practical advances through research on learning -- Programs of research in teacher education
Handbook of Educational Data Mining
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 3rd Floor -- LB1028.43.H355 2011
"Handbook of Educational Data Mining (EDM) provides a thorough overview of the current state of knowledge in this area. The first part of the book includes nine surveys and tutorials on the principal data mining techniques that have been applied in education. The second part presents a set of 25 case studies that give a rich overview of the problems that EDM has addressed."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- LB1028 .H36 2012
"The Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education offers both basic and advanced discussions of data collection, analysis and representation of all the best qualitative methods used in educational research. It contains four comprehensive yet concise sections on perspectives, settings, data collection and data analysis and representation. Authors from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand contribute to a wide-ranging and provocative Handbook that will inspire novice researchers and re-invigorate experienced scholars."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection QA276.14.E53 2010
"The goal of this book is multidimensional: a) to help reviving Statistics education in many parts in the world where it is in crisis. For the first time authors from many developing countries have an opportunity to write together with the most prominent world authorities. The editor has spent several years searching for the most reputable statisticians all over the world. International contributors are either presidents of the local statistical societies, or head of the Statistics department at the main university, or the most distinguished statisticians in their countries. b) to enable any non-statistician to obtain quick and yet comprehensive and highly understandable view on certain statistical term, method or application c) to enable all the researchers, managers and practicioners to refresh their knowledge in Statistics, especially in certain controversial fields. d) to revive interest in statistics among students, since they will see its usefulness and relevance in almost all branches of Science."
Measures for Clinical Practice & Research
Call Number: UCF Main Library General Collection - 1st Floor -- BF176.C66 2013
"This seminal 2-volume book contains hundreds of the most useful measurement tools for use in clinical practice and in research. All measures are critiqued by the editors, who provide guidance on how to select and score them and the actual measures are wholly reproduced."
v.1 - Couples, families & children; v.2 - Adults
Call Number: UCF Palm Bay General Collection -- BF698.4.M347 2015
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"Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs assists researchers and practitioners by identifying and reviewing the best scales/measures for a variety of constructs. Each chapter discusses test validity, reliability, and utility. Authors have focused on the most often used and cited scales/measures, with a particular emphasis on those published in recent years. Each scale is identified and described, the sample on which it was developed is summarized, and reliability and validity data are presented, followed by presentation of the scale, in full or in part, where such permission has been obtained. Measures fall into five broad groups. The emotional disposition section reviews measures of general affective tendencies, and/or cognitive dispositions closely linked to emotion. These measures include hope and optimism, anger and hostility, life satisfaction, self-esteem, confidence, and affect dimensions. Emotion regulation scales go beyond general dispositions to measure factors that may contribute to understanding and managing emotions. These measures include alexithymia, empathy, resiliency, coping, sensation seeking, and ability and trait emotional intelligence. The interpersonal styles section introduces some traditional social-psychological themes in the context of personality assessment. These measures include adult attachment, concerns with public image and social evaluation, and forgiveness. The vices and virtues section reflects adherence to moral standards as an individual characteristic shaped by sociocultural influences and personality. These measures include values and moral personality, religiosity, dark personalities (Machiavellianism,narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy), and perfectionism. The sociocultural interaction and conflict section addresses relationships between different groups and associated attitudes. These measures include cross-cultural values, personality and beliefs, intergroup contact, stereotyping and prejudice, attitudes towards sexual orientation, and personality across cultures."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- Q180.55.Q36 O39 2016
Section I: Research in the Social Sciences: Qualitative Meets Quantitative: Understanding the Purpose of Research in the Qualitative & Quantitative Traditions -- Research in the Qualitative Tradition & Connections to the Quantitative Tradition -- Research in the Quantitative Tradition -- Section II: The Sine Qua Non for Conducting Research in the Quantitative Tradition: Choosing Research Participants & Making Generalizations: Sampling & External Validity -- Measurement & Instrumentation in Quantitative Research -- Minimizing Alternative Explanations for Research Findings: Internal Validity -- Section III: Research Design & Data Analysis in the Quantitative Tradition: Non-Experimental Research Designs -- Experimental Research Designs -- Descriptive Analyses for Data Generated by Quantitative Research -- Inferential Analyses for Data Generated by Quantitative Research -- Section IV: Reconciling the Paradigms: The Complementary Natures of Quantitative & Qualitative Research
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection H 61.S234 2008
a “Reader's Guide” groups the entries into 16 subject categories: Approaches and Methodologies; Arts-Based Research, Ties to; Associations, Centers, and Institutes; Computer-Assisted Data Analysis; Data Analysis; Data Collection; Dissemination and Writing; History of Qualitative Research; Participants; Quantitative Research, Ties to; Research Design and Planning; Research Ethics; Rigor; Textual Analysis, Ties to; and Theoretical and Philosophical Frameworks.
"features two major types of entries: definitions, consisting of a paragraph or two, which provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays, discussing the nature, history, application/example and implication of using a certain method."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- H61 .F55 2007
"Providing a comprehensive guide to devising an effective research design, Uwe Flick discusses each stage of the process of designing qualitative research in detail, including formulating a research design, selecting an appropriate strategy, conceptual framework and data source, and collecting and analyzing data."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- H61.K83 2007
"Interviewing is an invaluable tool for the qualitative researcher. Steinar Kvale provides coverage of both the theoretical background and the practical aspects of the interview process, incorporating discussion of the wide variety of methods in interview based research and the different approaches to reading the data. Consideration is also given to the crucial issue of how to ensure scientific rigour."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- H61.A67 2007
"Including coverage of the selection of cases, observation and interviewing, recording data, and takes into account ethical issues, Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research introduces the reader to the practice of producing data through ethnographic fieldwork and observational research."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- H61.B24 2007
"Focus groups are an ever popular method for collecting qualitative data in the social sciences. Doing Focus Groups provides practical advice on planning and organizing successful groups. Rose Barbour discusses the advantages and limitations of using group discussion and demonstrates effective methods for collecting and analysing data."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- H62 .B36 2008
"Examining the wide range of uses of visual images in qualitative research, Using Visual Data in Qualitative Research incorporates discussion of visual data produced by the researcher, and that produced by those under study. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of visually-orientated research."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- H61.G48 2007
"Outlining how to select the most appropriate tool for analyzing data, Analysing Qualitative Data also provides the reader with an awareness of the various challenges that are unique to interpreting the conceptual and subjective data generated in qualitative research."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- H61.R22 2007
"Introducing the theory and practice of conversation, discourse and document analysis, this text demonstrates the usefulness of these methods in addressing key questions in the social sciences. Tim Rapley also provides an overview of the particular challenges involved in collecting and analysing data from these sources."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- H61.F595 2007
"In Managing Quality in Qualitative Research attention is given to the fundamental question of how to define and assess the quality of research. Uwe Flick examines how to distinguish good research from bad research when it comes to teaching, planning, evaluating and publishing qualitative research."