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The Resource By design : planning research on higher education, Richard J. Light, Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett

By design : planning research on higher education, Richard J. Light, Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett

Label
By design : planning research on higher education
Title
By design
Title remainder
planning research on higher education
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Light, Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Light, Richard J
Dewey number
378/.0072073
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
LB2326.3
LC item number
.L54 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Singer, Judith D
  • Willett, John B
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  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • Universités
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • United States
  • Höheres Bildungswesen
  • Bildungsforschung
  • Effizienz
  • Tertiärbereich
  • Hochschule
  • Hoger onderwijs
  • Onderzoek
  • Ensino superior
  • Pesquisa educacional
  • USA
Summary expansion
Do students who work longer and harder learn more in college? Does joining a fraternity with a more academic flavor enhance a student's academic performance? When are the results from an innovation that is tried on one campus applicable to other campuses? How many students and faculty members must participate in a research project before findings are valid? Do students learn best when they study alone or in small groups? These are just some more than fifty examples that Richard Light Judith Singer and John Willett explore in By Design, a lively nontechnical sourcebook for learning about colleges and universities. These authors believe that careful design of research on college effectiveness is the single most important step toward producing useful and valid findings. In that spirit, By Design is a pathbreaking textbook of modern research methods that both practitioners and students will find useful
Label
By design : planning research on higher education, Richard J. Light, Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-262)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- 1. Why Do Research on Higher Education? -- Many Questions, Many Options -- Our Philosophy of Research Design -- How This Book Is Organized -- 2. What Are Your Questions? -- Why Are Research Questions So Important? -- Getting Specific -- Building on the Work of Others -- Correlation versus Causation -- The Wheel of Science -- 3. What Groups Do You Want to Study? -- Specifying the Target Population -- Where Should You Conduct the Study? -- Selecting Your Sample -- More Than One Type of Respondent -- Nonresponse Bias
  • 4. What Predictors Do You Want to Study?Types of Predictors -- The Important Role of Variation -- Other Reasons for Selecting Predictors -- The Integrity of Your Treatment -- Choosing Which Predictors to Study -- 5. Compared to What? -- Why Do You Need a Comparison Group? -- Randomized Control Groups: The Best Comparisons -- Requiring Informed Consent -- Volunteer Bias -- Comparison Groups without Random Assignment -- Retrospective Case-control Studies -- Design Effects Can Swamp Treatment Effects -- 6. What Are Your Outcomes? -- Different Kinds of Outcomes
  • Will You Measure Status or Development?Short-term versus Long-term Effects -- Are Your Measures Valid? -- 7. How Can You Improve Your Measures? -- What Is Measurement Error? -- Reliability and Measurement Error -- Six Strategies for Improving Measurement Quality -- Looking at Measurement Quality -- 8. How Many People Should You Study? -- Why Is Sample Size So Important? -- What Size Effect Do You Want to Detect? -- What Type of Analysis Will You Use? -- Instrument Precision and Sample Size -- What If Students Drop Out?
  • 9. Should You Try It out on a Small Scale?The Advantages of Pilot Studies -- Piloting Instruments -- Relational Studies -- Informal Small-scale Experiments -- Generalizing from a Small Study -- 10. Where Should You Go from Here? -- Getting Started -- Lessons from Our Seminar -- Decisions You Must Make -- Planning a Longer-term Research Program -- References -- Index
Control code
658897522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 272 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674040267
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1kkhcmd
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)658897522
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
By design : planning research on higher education, Richard J. Light, Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-262)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- 1. Why Do Research on Higher Education? -- Many Questions, Many Options -- Our Philosophy of Research Design -- How This Book Is Organized -- 2. What Are Your Questions? -- Why Are Research Questions So Important? -- Getting Specific -- Building on the Work of Others -- Correlation versus Causation -- The Wheel of Science -- 3. What Groups Do You Want to Study? -- Specifying the Target Population -- Where Should You Conduct the Study? -- Selecting Your Sample -- More Than One Type of Respondent -- Nonresponse Bias
  • 4. What Predictors Do You Want to Study?Types of Predictors -- The Important Role of Variation -- Other Reasons for Selecting Predictors -- The Integrity of Your Treatment -- Choosing Which Predictors to Study -- 5. Compared to What? -- Why Do You Need a Comparison Group? -- Randomized Control Groups: The Best Comparisons -- Requiring Informed Consent -- Volunteer Bias -- Comparison Groups without Random Assignment -- Retrospective Case-control Studies -- Design Effects Can Swamp Treatment Effects -- 6. What Are Your Outcomes? -- Different Kinds of Outcomes
  • Will You Measure Status or Development?Short-term versus Long-term Effects -- Are Your Measures Valid? -- 7. How Can You Improve Your Measures? -- What Is Measurement Error? -- Reliability and Measurement Error -- Six Strategies for Improving Measurement Quality -- Looking at Measurement Quality -- 8. How Many People Should You Study? -- Why Is Sample Size So Important? -- What Size Effect Do You Want to Detect? -- What Type of Analysis Will You Use? -- Instrument Precision and Sample Size -- What If Students Drop Out?
  • 9. Should You Try It out on a Small Scale?The Advantages of Pilot Studies -- Piloting Instruments -- Relational Studies -- Informal Small-scale Experiments -- Generalizing from a Small Study -- 10. Where Should You Go from Here? -- Getting Started -- Lessons from Our Seminar -- Decisions You Must Make -- Planning a Longer-term Research Program -- References -- Index
Control code
658897522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 272 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674040267
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1kkhcmd
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)658897522
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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