Video and Multimedia

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Sampling: Simple Random, Convenience, systematic, cluster, stratified-Statistics Help
Illustrates and describes several of the sampling techniques from Chapter 7. (04:53)

Research Participant Recruitment: Planning for a Recruitment Phase
Provides practical advice for recruiting participants. (03:34)

The what, why and how of data management planning
Provides an overview of the elements of data management plans by working through an example. (05:30)

What makes a good interview? –Advanced qualitative methods
Experts in qualitative research give advice on how to conduct good interviews. (04:50)

What makes a good focus group? –Advanced qualitative methods
Experts in qualitative research discuss the strengths and weakness of focus groups, as well as giving advice for how to conduct a good focus group. (08:37)

Participant Observation as a Research Method
Describes what participant observation is, the role of the researcher in this process, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of this strategy, ethics and best practices. (09:07)

Assessing School Climate
Webinar from the Institute of Education Sciences which applies quantitative data collection techniques to an example of research and tools for assessing school climate. (01:56:40)

Understanding ICPSR-An Orientation to ICPSR
Provides an introduction to a great resource for extant data from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), which is the world’s largest archive of social science digital data. (01:00:26)