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Secondary data analysis [electronic resource] : an introduction for psychologists / edited by Kali H. Trzesniewski, M. Brent Donnellan, and Richard E. Lucas.

Contributor(s): Trzesniewski, Kali H | Donnellan, M. Brent | Lucas, Richard E. (Richard Eric), 1971- | American Psychological Association.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 245 p. ; cm.ISBN: 9781433808760 (hardcover : print ed.); 1433808765 (hardcover : print ed.); 9781433808777 (electronic bk.); 1433808773 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Psychology -- Methodology | Psychometrics | Psychology -- methods | PsychometricsAdditional physical formats: OriginalDDC classification: 150.72/1 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "The use of secondary data, or existing data that is freely available to researchers who were not involved in the original study, has a long and rich tradition in the social sciences. In recent years, the internet has made secondary datasets readily available at the click of a mouse. And yet, whether due to a lack of methodological training or as part of a broader indifference to alternative data collection strategies, psychologists have been surprisingly slow to utilize these useful resources. Secondary Data Analysis: An Introduction for Psychologists provides students and seasoned researchers alike with an accessible introduction to secondary analysis. The book is divided into two sections: Part I provides psychologists with a set of accessible methodological primers, including chapters on using short forms of scales; analyzing survey data with complex sampling designs; and dealing with missing data. (Readers are assumed to possess a working knowledge of multivariate analysis.) Chapters in Part II provide compelling examples of secondary data analysis in various kinds of psychological research, including development and aging, behavioral genetics, cross-cultural psychology, and the psychology of political affiliation. This wide-ranging yet practical book shows how the analysis of secondary data can provide unique and compelling opportunities for advancing psychological science"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"The use of secondary data, or existing data that is freely available to researchers who were not involved in the original study, has a long and rich tradition in the social sciences. In recent years, the internet has made secondary datasets readily available at the click of a mouse. And yet, whether due to a lack of methodological training or as part of a broader indifference to alternative data collection strategies, psychologists have been surprisingly slow to utilize these useful resources. Secondary Data Analysis: An Introduction for Psychologists provides students and seasoned researchers alike with an accessible introduction to secondary analysis. The book is divided into two sections: Part I provides psychologists with a set of accessible methodological primers, including chapters on using short forms of scales; analyzing survey data with complex sampling designs; and dealing with missing data. (Readers are assumed to possess a working knowledge of multivariate analysis.) Chapters in Part II provide compelling examples of secondary data analysis in various kinds of psychological research, including development and aging, behavioral genetics, cross-cultural psychology, and the psychology of political affiliation. This wide-ranging yet practical book shows how the analysis of secondary data can provide unique and compelling opportunities for advancing psychological science"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

Also issued in print.

Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2010. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2010 dcunns

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