A Dictionary of Research Methodology and Statistics in by Hossein Tavakoli

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‘A dictionary of analysis technique and information in utilized linguistics’ is a reference consultant which bargains an authoritative and entire evaluate of keyword phrases and ideas within the parts of analysis and records as issues the sphere of utilized linguistics. the quantity is meant as a source to delineate the which means and use of varied strategies, techniques, tools, designs, recommendations, instruments, varieties, and methods of utilized linguistics learn in an efficient and obtainable kind. a few entries in relation to statistical elements of analysis also are used with a view to aid the researcher within the profitable formula, research, and execution of the examine layout and hold an analogous in the direction of its logical finish. This booklet uses nearly 2000 entries at the key suggestions and problems with examine with move references the place worthwhile. Cross-referencing is accomplished in different methods. in the textual content, there are phrases that have their very own alphabetical entries and are revealed in SMALL CAPITAL LETTERS. There also are in-text entries which are outlined in the physique of the paragraph and are revealed in daring letters. different entries which are concerning the time period at factor that may be of curiosity and extra research are both supplied commonly textual content or indexed on the finish of every access less than ‘see’ and ‘see additionally’ respectively. during this quantity, the signal  has additionally been used for representing the assets from which the fabrics were reproduced or adapted.
This quantity is designed to entice undergraduate and graduate scholars, lecturers, teachers, practitioners, researchers, experts, and shoppers of knowledge around the box of utilized linguistics and different similar disciplines. i'm hoping that this dictionary succeeds in gratifying its reason as a source that could exhibit crucial information regarding examine matters, practices, and systems around the entire gamut of the utilized linguistics.
I might a great deal welcome reactions and reviews from readers, specifically in terms of issues the place i could have lapsed or strayed from accuracy of which means, consistency of favor, etc., within the pursuits of bettering assurance and remedy for destiny variations.

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Sahai & Khurshid 2001 34 Bibliography Bibliography see REFERENCES bidirectional hypothesis another term for NONDIRECTIONAL HYPOTHESIS bimodal distribution see MODE binary logistic regression see LOGISTIC REGRESSION binary variable another term for DICHOTOMOUS VARIABLE B-index see ITEM ANALYSIS binomial distribution a PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION which describes the PROBABILITY of an event or outcome occurring on a number of independent occasions or trials when the event has the same probability of occurring on each occasion.

Researchers who conduct such studies are more interested in drawing conclusions that apply beyond a particular case than they are in conclusions that apply to just one specific case. Instrumental case studies may be used to develop conceptual categories or illustrate, support, or challenge theoretical assumptions. In other words, case studies—both intrinsic and instrumental—may lay the groundwork for future studies by providing basic information about the realms in which little research has been conducted; and c) the multiple (or collective) case study where there is even less interest in one particular case, and a number of cases are studied jointly in order to investigate a phenomenon or general condition.

Between-subjects designs can be contrasted with WITHIN-SUBJECTS DESIGNs.  Cramer & Howitt 2004; Sheskin 2011 between-subjects factor another term for BETWEEN-GROUPS FACTOR between-subjects factorial ANOVA another term for FACTORIAL ANOVA between-subjects factorial design another term for FACTORIAL DESIGN between-subjects independent variable another term for BETWEEN-GROUPS FACTOR between-subjects t-test another term for INDEPENDENT SAMPLES t-TEST between-subjects variability another term for SYSTEMATIC VARIANCE between-subjects variance another term for SYSTEMATIC VARIANCE between-within design another term for MIXED DESIGN bias any error that may distort a statistical result of a research study in one direction.

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