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Teaching quantitative methods : getting the basics right

Author: Geoff Payne; Malcolm Williams
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A clear, innovative text from world experts, this clearly lays out the problems, strategies and resources associated with the teaching of quantitative methods in modern universities. It is a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoff Payne; Malcolm Williams
ISBN: 9781848600003 1848600003 9781848600010 1848600011
OCLC Number: 707945357
Description: xii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The 'Crisis of number' : informed citizens, competent social scientists / Geoff Payne and Malcolm Williams --
Mapping the academic landscape of quantitative methods / Geoff Payne --
Best practices in quantitative methods teaching : comparing social science curricula across countries / Jonathan Parker --
The place of quantification in the professional training of sociologists : some career reflections / Martin Bulmer --
Challenges and opportunities for developing teaching in quantitative methods / Malcolm Williams and Carole Sutton --
How to teach the reluctant and terrified to love statistics : the importance of context in teaching quantitative methods in the social sciences / Katharine Adeney and Sean Carey --
Improving he teaching of quantitative methods to undergraduate social scientists : understanding and overcoming the barriers / Jane Falkingham and Teresa McGowan --
Increasing secondary analysis in undergraduate dissertations : a pilot project / Jo Wathan, Mark Brown and Lee Williamson --
Mathematics for economics : enhancing teaching and learning / Rebecca Taylor and Angela Scott --
Jorum : a national service for learning and teaching / Jackie Carter --
The problem, strategies and resources in teaching quantitative methods : the way forward / Matthew David.
Responsibility: Geoff Payne and Malcolm Williams.

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