About the book
- Authoritative chapters address the historical origins as well as the recent developments of a given key topic.
- Chapters are multi-faceted and do not present one-sided views on any debate. Authors consider not only the strengths of the topic covered but also any limitations.
- The capstone methodology handbook in the OXFORD LIBRARY OF PSYCHOLOGY series.
Research today demands the application of sophisticated and powerful research tools. Fulfilling this need, The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology is the complete tool box to deliver the most valid and generalizable answers to today's complex research questions. It is a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in quantitative methods as practiced in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.
Comprising two volumes, this handbook covers a wealth of topics related to quantitative research methods. It begins with essential philosophical and ethical issues related to science and quantitative research. It then addresses core measurement topics before delving into the design of studies. Principal issues related to modern estimation and mathematical modeling are also detailed. Topics in the handbook then segway into the realm of statistical inference and modeling with chapters dedicated to classical approaches as well as modern latent variable approaches. Numerous chapters associated with longitudinal data and more specialized techniques round out this broad selection of topics. Comprehensive, authoritative, and user-friendly, this two-volume set will be an indispensable resource for serious researchers across the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.
Readership: Researchers and graduate students across the social and behavioral sciences.
Table of contents
2. The Philosophy of Quantitative Methods
Brian D. Haig
3. Quantitative Methods and Ethics
Ralph L. Rosnow and Robert Rosenthal
4. Special Populations
Keith F. Widaman, Dawnté R. Early, and Rand D. Conger
5. Theory Construction, Model Building, and Model Selection
6. Teaching Quantitative Psychology
Lisa L. Harlow
7. Modern Test Theory
R. P. McDonald
8. The IRT Tradition and its Applications
R.J. de Ayala
9. Survey Design and Measure Development
Paul E. Spector
10. High Stakes Test Construction and Test Use
Neal M. Kingston and Laura B. Kramer
11. Effect Size and Sample Size Planning
12. Experimental Design for Causal Inference: Clinical Trials and Regression Discontinuity Designs
Kelly Hallberg, Coady Wing, Vivian Wong, and Thomas D. Cook
13. Matching and Propensity Scores
Peter M. Steiner and David Cook
14. Designs for and Analyses of Response Time Experiments
Trisha Van Zandt and James T. Townsend
15. Observational Methods
Jamie M. Ostrov and Emily J. Hart
16. A Primer of Epidemiologic Methods, Concepts, and Analysis with Examples and More Advanced Applications within Psychology
David E. Bard, Joseph L. Rodgers, and Keith E. Muller
17. Program Evaluation: Principles, Procedures, and Practices
Aurelio José Figueredo, Sally Gayle Olderbak, Gabriel Lee Schlomer, Rafael Antonio Garcia, and Pedro Sofio Abril Wolf
18. Overview of Statistical Estimation Methods
Ke-Hai Yuan and Christof Schuster
19. Robust Statistical Estimation
David M. Erceg-Hurn, Rand R. Wilcox, and Harvey J. Keselman
20. Bayesian Statistical Methods
David Kaplan and Sarah Depaoli
21. Mathematical Modeling
Daniel R. Cavagnaro, Jay I. Myung, and Mark A. Pitt
22. What Would Happen If...? Monte Carlo Analysis in Academic Research
P. E. Johnson