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Strategies to Approximate Random Sampling and Assignment

Patrick Dattalo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378351
eISBN:
9780199864645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378351.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Random sampling (RS) and random assignment (RA) are considered by many researchers to be the definitive methodological procedures for maximizing external and internal validity. However, there is a ... More


The Factorization Method for Inverse Problems

Andreas Kirsch and Natalia Grinberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199213535
eISBN:
9780191707629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213535.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book is devoted to problems of shape identification in the context of (inverse) scattering problems and problems of impedance tomography. In contrast to traditional methods which are based on ... More


The Dissertation: From Beginning to End

Peter Lyons and Howard J. Doueck

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195373912
eISBN:
9780199865604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373912.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This book is intended to be read at any stage in the dissertation process, but will be particularly useful in the early stages of preparation for a social work dissertation, and as a reference ... More


Cross-Cultural Research

Jorge Delva, Paula Allen-Meares, and Sandra L. Momper

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195382501
eISBN:
9780199777419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382501.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The purpose of the book is to provide researchers with a framework to conduct research in a culturally sensitive manner with individuals, families, and communities in diverse cultural settings in the ... More


Epilogue: Shaping Music Education from a Global Perspective

Huib Schippers

in Facing the Music: Shaping Music Education from a Global Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195379754
eISBN:
9780199864386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379754.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The closing section of the book briefly summarises some of the key findings, and translates these into seven practical, hands‐on suggestions written primarily with the realities of classroom music ... More


Finite Sample Econometrics

Aman Ullah

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198774471
eISBN:
9780191601347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774478.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book presents a comprehensive and unified treatment of finite sample theory, and its application to estimators and test statistics used in various econometric models. Time series, cross section, ... More


Network Epidemiology: A Handbook for Survey Design and Data Collection

Martina Morris (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199269013
eISBN:
9780191601330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269017.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

For epidemiologists and public health professionals, the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS has provoked a fundamental re-examination of infectious disease prevention and the research needed to support it. ... More


Determining Sample Size: Balancing Power, Precision, and Practicality

Patrick Dattalo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195315493
eISBN:
9780199865475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315493.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Sample size determination is an important and often difficult step in planning an empirical study. From a statistical perspective, sample size depends on the following factors: type of analysis to be ... More


What is a Secondary Data Set?

Thomas P. Vartanian

in Secondary Data Analysis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195388817
eISBN:
9780199863396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388817.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explains the differences between primary and secondary data sets. It explains how secondary data sets are typically collected, the ability of large institutions to collect both sizable ... More


The selective observer

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198569350
eISBN:
9780191717512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

All observations are a selection of all the animal behaviour that could be observed. This chapter discusses what this means in terms of designing a research project. Selection has to be made about ... More


An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

Ray Chambers and Robert Clark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780198566625
eISBN:
9780191738449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This book is an introduction to the model-based approach to survey sampling. It consists of three parts, with Part I focusing on estimation of population totals. Chapters 1 and 2 introduce survey ... More


Methodological Alternatives and Supplements to Random Sampling

Patrick Dattalo

in Strategies to Approximate Random Sampling and Assignment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378351
eISBN:
9780199864645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378351.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter begins with a discussion of external validity and sampling bias. Next, the rationale and limitations of RS as a way to maximize external validity and minimize sampling bias are ... More


Econometric methods: A review

Anthony Garratt, Kevin Lee, M. Hashem Pesaran, and Yongcheol Shin

in Global and National Macroeconometric Modelling: A Long-Run Structural Approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199296859
eISBN:
9780191603853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199296855.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter briefly reviews the econometric methods needed for the empirical analysis of cointegrating VAR models and the associated impulse response functions, including new materials (on the ... More


A long-run structural model of the UK

Anthony Garratt, Kevin Lee, M. Hashem Pesaran, and Yongcheol Shin

in Global and National Macroeconometric Modelling: A Long-Run Structural Approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199296859
eISBN:
9780191603853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199296855.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter describes the empirical work underlying the construction of the UK model, discusses the results obtained from testing its long-run properties, and compares the model with benchmark ... More


The Rise of Scientific Method

A. H. Halsey

in A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266609
eISBN:
9780191601019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266603.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The history of the search for a science of society is traced back to the political arithmeticians of the seventeenth century. Social survey is defined. What is right and what is wrong with sociology ... More


Down to detail

Marian Stamp Dawkins

in Observing Animal Behaviour: design and analysis of quantitative data

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198569350
eISBN:
9780191717512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569350.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

An important part of the planning of any project is the construction of a detailed protocol or research plan. This should be detailed enough that someone else could read it and see exactly what was ... More


The Income Concept

Fred Campano and Dominick Salvatore

in Income Distribution: Includes CD

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195300918
eISBN:
9780199783441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195300912.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The definition of income in developed and developing countries is introduced. The use of household sample surveys to gather information on income distribution is discussed as well as the derived ... More


How Marketing Policy Affects Consumer Well-Being and Social Welfare

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0020
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter analyzes how the firm's marketing strategies affect consumers and society. The topics covered include the effects of: the firm's pricing policy for durables; volume-based pricing (e.g., ... More


Quantification and its Discontents

Henry Laycock

in Words without Objects: Semantics, Ontology, and Logic for Non-Singularity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199281718
eISBN:
9780191603594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281718.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The chapter focuses on quantification as it figures in standard versions of the predicate calculus. These versions are straightforwardly reductive in that non-singular sentences must be re-cast into ... More


Measuring Plant Diversity: Lessons from the Field

Thomas J. Stohlgren

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172331
eISBN:
9780199790395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172331.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book provides sampling designs for measuring species richness and diversity, patterns of plant diversity, species-environment relationships, and species distributions in complex landscapes and ... More


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