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Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date November 13, 2012
Pages 595
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199931804
ISBN-10 0199931801
Dimensions 1 by 8 by 10 in.
Weight 2.45 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $88.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging guide to quantitative research. Drawing on their extensive research and teaching experience in the field of communication, authors Jason S. Wrench, Candice Thomas-Maddox, Virginia Peck Richmond, and James C. McCroskey encourage students to take an active, hands-on role in the learning process. After giving students the tools they need to locate, conduct, collect, and present their research, the text provides them with the opportunity to immediately apply these skills in research scenarios.

New to the Second Edition:

* Information on research ethics and the Institutional Review Board process
* A section on the different types of plagiarism
* Re-conducted statistical analyses that reflect the newly doubled dataset
* Integration of a combination of both proprietary (IBM's SPSS and Microsoft's Excel) and open source (PSPP and R) statistical software packages with screenshots throughout
* New appendix discussing the basics of using both PSPP and R for novices
* New journal, database, communication conference lists
* A combined chapter on variables and communication variables
* An updated section on the history of measurement that discusses how a single research measure can have multiple factors and the importance of a factor analysis in research
* A new chart showing the variety of different types of anchors that can be utilized for Likert Scales
* Updated content that reflects the Sixth Edition of the APA Style Manual
* New segment on working with research librarians
* Updated information to help students develop an understanding of the importance of p-values within statistical research
* More information on presenting research at conferences and conventions
* Updated references and bolded key terms throughout

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3 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 2, 2015)
9780190456405 | details & prices | 577 pages | 7.75 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 2.37 lbs | List price $84.95
About: Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach, Third Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging guide to quantitative research.
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2 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (November 13, 2012)
9780199931804 | details & prices | 595 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.45 lbs | List price $88.95
About: Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach, Second Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging guide to quantitative research.

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