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Pocket Glossary for Commonly Used Research Terms

Pocket Glossary for Commonly Used Research Terms

August 2011 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This extensive glossary contains over 1500 research and statistical terms, written in jargon-free, easy-to-understand terminology to help students understand difficult concepts in their research courses. This pocket guide is in an ideal supplement to the many discipline-specific texts on research methods and statistics.

About the Authors
Section I
1. Glossary Terms
2. Commonly Used Acronyms, Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms Found in Research and Evaluation Studies
3. Statistical Terms
Section II
4. Some Helpful Research and Evaluation Websites
A. Quantitative Research

B. Qualitative Research

C. Evaluation Research

D. Statistics

E. Additional Research Related Sites

5. Core Journals in Various Social and Behavioral Sciences
A. Social Work

B. Sociology

C. Psychology

D. Education

E. Nursing

F. Criminology

G. Family Studies

H. Counseling

I. Public Health

J. Political Science

K. Public Administration

L. Business

M. Communication Studies


An excellent glossary, very helpful for teaching an introduction to research methods to under-graduate social work students. Comprehensive, up to date and accessible.

Mrs Aisling Monds-Watson
Faculty of Social Sciences, Ulster University
May 4, 2012

Teaching Inquiry, Evidence and Inference (as introduction to scientific reasoning) in a New York State medium-security prison, through the extraordinary Bard Prison Initiative. As you might expect, internet access is severely limited. So the college ordered three or four copies of the Pocket Glossary for the prison Library, as a remarkably comprehensive mini-compendium of necessary terms and their meaning/use. Would have ask for sufficient number for all students, but too pricey.

Professor Kim Hopper
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University College of Physicians / Surgeries
March 12, 2012

cost to students for another book

Dr Jeanne Thomas
Social Work Dept, Eastern Michigan University
February 17, 2012

The terminology, while quite complete, was more than the students in my masters level action research course required. I would consider this text again if I were teaching an introductory course for doctoral students.

Dr Sarah Kasten
College Of Education, Northern Kentucky University
February 3, 2012

A really useful source of reference for students new to research.

Mrs Carol Ellis
Health , Anglia Ruskin University
February 1, 2012

Not as thorough as could be. Many terms excluded.

Dr Susan Barclay
Ed Leadership Counsel Ed Dept, University of Mississippi
January 28, 2012

An exellent reference book for anyone undertaking research. All key terminology is right there in one handy little book. I would highly recommend it

Mrs Suzanne Sinclair
School of Education and Professional Studies, University Centre at Blackburn College
January 13, 2012

This small book is a quite excellent source of key facts for both my grad and undergrad research methods classes. The book supplements course text books and provides students (and faculty) with an easily accessible glossary of research terms that is neither too dense in its description, or too light weight.

Professor Paul Hackett
Marketing Communication Dept, Emerson College
October 6, 2011

I like the pockert-sized book, so it is easy to carry. While its focus is on social science research, there's enough educational terminology for it to be useful.

Dr Byung-In Seo
Ed Leadership Curric Fdnt Dept, Chicago State University
September 29, 2011

Faculty felt the book was not going to help the studetns enough

Professor David Bambridge
N/A, Warner Univ
September 14, 2011

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