Web Resources

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Standards for Data Collection and Reporting
Provides educational researchers guidelines for data collection from the Institute of Education Sciences.

Best Practices for Research
Lists best practices for survey research, with focus on data collection from the American Association for Public Research Opinion; guidelines can be applied to other areas of sampling and data collection.

Research Methods Knowledge Base
Provides easy-to-understand explanations for several of the concepts in this chapter, including sample, population, nonprobability sampling, probability sampling, convenience sample, purposeful sample, etc.