This is an ideal text for advanced courses in research methods and experimental design. It argues that the methodology of quantitative research is a unified discipline with basic notions, procedures and ways of reasoning which can be applied across the social, behavioural and life sciences. Key designs, models and methods in research are covered by leading contributors in their field who seek to explain the fundamentals of the research process to enable the student to understand the broader implications and unifying themes.


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David J. Hand, Jan B. Hoeksma, D. Joop Kuik, P. Dick Bezemer, Judea Pearl and Herman J. Adèr

The methodology of the empirical life, behavioural, and social sciences is a broad field. It covers both methods, which are typical for the humanities, and methods typical for the sciences. It is bounded on one side by philosophy of science and on the other side by mathematics. The editors of this volume take the position that methodology is a field of ...

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