Post Tagged with: "methods"

Handout: 20 Ways to Critique a Poll

These are the questions to ask when you see poll data reported in the news.

Handout: Survey Design Scenarios

Here are some scenarios to help you think through the difficult process of operationalizing some research questions and hypotheses in a social survey.

Handout: Frequency and Sample Distribution

The frequency distribution reveals how a specific statistic about a sample applies to the units within that sample.  A sampling distribution reveals how a specific statistic applies to all the possible samples from the same population.

Handout: Major Forms of Cross Case Research

Some people think the differences between qualitative and quantitative research are worth arguing about.  Others prefer to get mired in distinctions between critical and empirical research.  I think it is best to make use of the diversity of methods, especially if several methods can make up for each other’s shortcomings. […]