“Data, Methods, and Theory in the Organizational Sciences: A New Synthesis”
Edited by Kevin R. Murphy
Published February 2022 by Routledge ($160.00 hardback; $54.95 paperback; e-books also available)
This book addresses the evolving relationship between data and theory for organizational research, as methodology in the past few decades has introduced new capabilities, such as archival data, meta-analyses, and big data. The study of behavior in organizations depends on a balance of theory and data, and this book provides suggestions for how they support one another and effective techniques for action. Chapters include data sharing, study design, theory development, training and research considerations, and the data revolution. Edited by the former president of SIOP, this book is designed to aid applied and theoretical organizational researchers alike.
“Crafting Qualitative Research Questions: A Prequel to Design”
By Elizabeth A. Baker
Published December 2021 by Sage Publications ($30.00 paperback; e-books also available)
In this book, the author draws on extensive expertise to guide readers through the process of strong qualitative research design. The book offers paradigms and heuristics to aid in forming qualitative research questions and study designs. They dissect the anatomy of a question, providing strategies and case studies to illustrate the steps involved. Guidance is also provided to turn the generated research questions into the next steps of the research process and create a proposal. This text would be a valued resource for instructional purposes.
“Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using IBM SPSS Statistics (11th Edition)”
By Earl Babbie, William E. Wagner III, and Jeanne Zaino
Published February 2022 by Sage Publications ($85.00 paperback; e-books also available)
This introductory text has been updated to the 11th edition, and it includes additional datasets and updates to match latest available software. The book is a hands-on guide for students and novice researchers who will conduct data analyses using SPSS. Chapters provide guidance for conceptualization, measurement principles, and the research process, and step-by-step instructions are included for univariate, bivariate, and multivariate descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. The multidisciplinary instructional examples, including the General Social Survey data, make this suitable for a wide audience.
“Handbook of Language Analysis in Psychology”
Edited by Morteza Dehghani and Ryan L. Boyd
Published by March 2022 by Guilford Press ($95.00 hardback; e-books also available)
The analysis of language is increasingly common in the field of psychology, with advances in technology for analysis purposes and for how we communicate. This collection includes chapters about text analysis methodology and best practices, computational methods, considerations regarding how language is used in relationships and in writing, and deception in language. Topics covered include political psychology, moral development, personality, emotions, and well-being, for a comprehensive view of how language analysis complements many fields of study. Ethical practices and the future of language analysis are also discussed.
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