Call Number: UCF Online General Collection -- LB2846.A45 2021
"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
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- H62.S343 2016
"Johnny Saldana's unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- QA76.9.Q36 2020
"Good data analytics is the basis for effective decisions. Whoever has the data, has the ability to extract information promptly and effectively to make pertinent decisions. The premise of this handbook is to empower users and tool developers with the appropriate collection of formulas and techniques for data analytics and to serve as a quick reference to keep pertinent formulas within fingertip reach of readers. This handbook includes formulas that will appeal to mathematically inclined readers. It discusses how to use data analytics to improve decision-making and is ideal for those new to using data analytics to show how to expand their usage horizon."
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."
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"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 -- 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 -- P91.3. H35 2021
"Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition is a standard reference work for students and researchers in the fields of media, communication, and cultural studies, integrating perspectives from the social sciences and the humanities, and focusing on methodology as a strategic level of analysis that joins practical applications with theoretical issues. The Handbook comprises three main elements: historical accounts of the development of key concepts and research traditions; systematic reviews of media organizations, discourses, and users, as well as of the wider social and cultural contexts of communication; and practical guidelines with sample studies, taking readers through the different stages of a research process, and reflecting on the social uses and consequences of research."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- LB1028 2020
"This updated second edition extends the discussions surrounding the key qualitative methods used in contemporary educational research. Featuring comprehensive coverage of research across all stages of education, it provides sophisticated and concise discussions on both the building blocks of the field and the latest advances in research. Bringing together international scholars, this Handbook offers exceptional insights into the theories and disciplinary approaches to qualitative study and the processes of data collection, analysis and representation, offering fresh ideas to inspire and re-invigorate researchers in educational research."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- LB2366 .H36 2019
"Adapting assessment techniques to current technological advancements allows for effective pedagogical practices, learning processes, and student engagement. The Handbook of Research on E-Assessment in Higher Education provides emerging perspectives on the theoretical and practical aspects of digital assessment techniques and applications within educational settings. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as competency assessment, adaptive courseware, and learning performance, this publication is ideally designed."
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- LB3051 .H31987 2016
"The second edition of the Handbook of Test Development... is divided into five sections, covering the foundations of test development, content definition, item development, test design and form assembly, and the processes of test administration, documentation, and evaluation. Keenly aware of developments in the field since the publication of the first edition, including changes in technology, the evolution of psychometric theory, and the increased demands for effective tests via educational policy, the editors of this edition include new chapters on assessing noncognitive skills, measuring growth and learning progressions, automated item generation and test assembly, and computerized scoring of constructed responses."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- LB2331.62 .H36 2017
"In this valuable resource, well-known scholars present a detailed understanding of contemporary theories and practices in the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation, with guidance on how to apply these ideas for the benefit of students and institutions. Bringing together terminology, analytical perspectives, and methodological advances, this second edition facilitates informed decision-making while connecting the latest thinking in these methodological areas with actual practice in higher education."
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."
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education
Call Number: UCF ARC General Collection -- LB1028 .O94 2020
"The Oxford Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods in Education has brought together scholars from across the globe who use qualitative methods in their research to address the history, current uses, adaptations for specific knowledge domains and situations, and problematics that drive the methodology. The two-volume set is the most comprehensive resource available on qualitative methods in education. For novice researchers, these volumes enable a broad view of the methods and how to enact them in the studies that early-career researchers may wish to conduct. For the experienced researcher, the range of approaches and adaptations covered enables the development of sophisticated methodological designs. For those who are qualitative research methodologists, this book reveals where the methodology has come from and where it is going. "
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- LB2369 .D87 2019
"Qualitative Dissertation Methodology: A Guide for Research Design and Methods functions as a dissertation advisor to help students construct and write a qualitative methodological framework for their research. Drawing from the challenges author Nathan Durdella has experienced while supervising students, the book breaks down producing the dissertation chapter into smaller pieces and goes through each portion of the methodology process step by step. ...he walks students through the process from the very start, from choosing chairs and developing qualitative support networks to outlining the qualitative chapter and delving into the writing. By the end of the book, students will have completed the most challenging chapter of a qualitative dissertation and laid a strong foundation for the rest of their dissertation work."
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 -- P91 .S244 2017
"Communication research is evolving and changing in a world of online journals, open-access, and new ways of obtaining data and conducting experiments via the Internet. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods contains entries that cover every step of the research process, accompanied by engaging examples from the literature of communication studies. Key features include: 652 signed entries spanning four volumes, available in choice of electronic or print formats; A Reader's Guide groups entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of communication research to more easily locate directly related entries; Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field of communication research; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; a Glossary introducing the terminology of the field; and a detailed Index Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries to guide students further in their research journey."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- LB1028 .S139 2018
"In an era of curricular changes, experiments, and high-stakes testing, educational measurement and evaluation are more important than ever. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of traditional theories and methods, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation also covers important sociopolitical issues and trends influencing the future of that research and practice. Key Features: Nearly 700 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes and available in electronic and/or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader's Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of education research, measurement, and evaluation to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with Further Readings and cross-references to related entries."
"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 -- HD30.4 .C37 2018
"The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods provides a state-of-the art overview of qualitative research methods in the business and management field. Bringing together a team of leading international researchers, the chapters offer a comprehensive overview of the key methods and challenges encountered when undertaking qualitative research in the field. The chapters have been arranged into 3 thematic parts: Part 1 examines a broad spectrum of contemporary methods, from autoethnography and discourse analysis, to shadowing and thematic analysis. Part 2 presents an overview of key visual methods, such as photographs, drawing, video and web images. Part 3 explores methodological developments, including aesthetics and smell, fuzzy set comparative analysis, and beyond."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- JA86 .S24 2020
"The SAGE Handbook of Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations offers a comprehensive overview of research processes in social science -- from the ideation and design of research projects, through the construction of theoretical arguments, to conceptualization, measurement, and data collection and quantitative and qualitative empirical analysis - exposited through 65 major new contributions from leading international methodologists. Part One: Formulating Good Research Questions & Designing Good Research Projects; Part Two: Methods of Theoretical Argumentation; Part Three: Conceptualization & Measurement; Part Four: Large-Scale Data Collection & Representation Methods; Part Five: Quantitative-Empirical Methods; Part Six: Qualitative & "Mixed" Methods."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- HM500 .S24 2020
"The second, thoroughly revised and expanded, edition of The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods presents a wide-ranging exploration and overview of the field today. As in its first edition, the Handbook does not aim to present a consistent view or voice, but rather to exemplify diversity and contradictions in perspectives and techniques. The selection of chapters from the first edition have been fully updated to reflect current developments. New chapters to the second edition cover key topics including picture-sorting techniques, creative methods using artefacts, visual framing analysis, therapeutic uses of images, and various emerging digital technologies and online practices. At the core of all contributions are theoretical and methodological debates about the meanings and study of the visual, presented in vibrant accounts of research design, analytical techniques, fieldwork encounters and data presentation."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- H62 2019
"For more than 50 years, SAGE has been one of the leading international publishers of works on research methods in the social sciences. This new collection, with six volumes organized by themes, provides readers with a representative sample of the best articles in mixed-methods research that have appeared in SAGE journals."
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- LB1062 .H363 2017
"This state-of-the-art resource brings together the most innovative scholars and thinkers in the field of testing to capture the changing conceptual, methodological, and applied landscape of cognitively-grounded educational assessments. Offers a methodologically-rigorous review of cognitive and learning sciences models for testing purposes, as well as the latest statistical and technological know-how for designing, scoring, and interpreting results."
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."