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Composition Research

Empirical Designs

Janice M. Lauer and J. William Asher

Publication Date - May 1988

ISBN: 9780195041729

320 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $94.99

Description

Intended for writing instructors at all levels who lack the training to deal effectively with the increasingly important role played by empirical research in their field, Composition Research explains ten of the most common empirical designs used in the social sciences. These include: case study, ethnography, sampling/survey, quantitative descriptive research, prediction and classification studies, true and quasi-experiments, meta-analysis, and program evaluation. Each design is explained with reference to at least two specific composition studies, and includes a separate bibliography that identifies further writing studies that use it. The book also features a chapter on measurement, an appendix on statistical analyses, a glossary of technical terms and symbols, and guidelines for research on human subjects.

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