Structural Modeling by Example

Applications in Educational, Sociological, and Behavioral Research

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Author: Peter Cuttance,Russell Ecob

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521115247

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

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Structural Modelling by Example offers a comprehensive overview of the application of structural equation models in the social and behavioral sciences and in educational research. It is devoted in nearly equal proportions to substantive issues and to methodological ones. The substantive section comprises case studies of the use of these models in a number of disciplines. The authors emphasize the reasons for modelling by these methods, the processes involved in defining the model, and the interpretation of the results. The methodological section comprises investigations of the behavior of structural equation modelling methods under a number of conditions. The aim is to clarify the situations in which these methods can usefully be applied and the interpretations that can be made. All researchers with a basic understanding of regression and factor analysis will find this book to be an invaluable resource as they seek to evaluate the possibilities of these new approaches for their own data.

Rational Choice und theoriegeleitete Evaluationsforschung

Am Beispiel der „Verhaltenswirksamkeit verkehrspolitischer Maßnahmen“

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Author: Sebastian Bamberg,Harald Gumbl,Peter Schmidt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663112292

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Ziel dieses Buches ist es zu zeigen, wie sich im Kontext empirischer Evaluationsforschung der Rational Choice-Ansatz als integratives, transdisziplinäres Rahmenkonzept zur Modellierung vermittelnder, kausaler Mechanismen nutzen läßt. Anhand einer längsschnittlichen Evaluationsstudie, bei der der Einfluß von zwei verkehrspolitischen Maßnahmen auf die PKW-Nutzung und die Nutzung anderer Verkehrsmittel untersucht wird, wird das Rational Choice-Konzept theoriegeleiteter Evaluationsforschung praktisch demonstriert.

Fahrkomfort und Fahrspa? bei Einsatz von Fahrerassistenzsystemen

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Author: Anna Engelbrecht

Publisher: disserta Verlag

ISBN: 3954252244

Category: Psychology

Page: 376

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Das Ziel der vorliegenden Untersuchung ist die Konstruktion und Überprüfung eines Fragebogens zur Erfassung und Messung von Fahrkomfort und Fahrspaß. Der Fragebogen soll dazu beitragen, die zuverlässige Bewertung von Fahrerassistenzsystemen bezüglich ihrer Wirkung auf Fahrkomfort und Fahrspaß zu ermitteln. Als Basis für die Entwicklung des Fragebogens dient das motivationspsychologische Modell „Joy and Convenience in Activities“ (Engeln, Engelbrecht & Kieninger, 2008), das die vier Konstrukte „Spaߓ, „Komfort“, „Diskomfort“ und „Spaßmangel“ sowie deren Beziehungen zueinander darstellt. In diesem Buch werden die Entwicklungsschritte eines Messinstrumentes für Fahrkomfort und Fahrspaß vorgestellt. Sie basieren auf einer explorativen Expertenbefragung, zwei Face-to-Face-Autofahrerbefragungen sowie auf einer bundesweiten Onlinebefragung mit 1800 nach bestimmten Repräsentativitätskriterien einbezogenen Autofahrern. Die Entwicklung des Fragebogens findet in mehreren Schritten als iterativer Prozess statt, indem mittels Itemanalysen die Items hinsichtlich ihrer Passung und ihrer Formulierung überarbeitet und die Skalen zur Erfassung von Fahrkomfort und Fahrspaß überprüft werden.

Die Rechnungsgestaltung als innovatives Marketing-Instrument

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Author: Andreas Aholt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3835055755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 247

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Durch eine bewusste Gestaltung kann die Rechnung als innovatives Marketing-Instrument dienen, um betriebswirtschaftliche Ziele wie eine Steigerung der Kundenloyalität oder eine Reduktion des Beschwerdeaufkommens zu erreichen. Andreas Aholt ermittelt konkrete Gestaltungsoptionen und überprüft deren Wirksamkeit.

Sociological Abstracts

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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Family and Opportunity

A Sibling Analysis of the Impact of Family Background on Education, Occupation, and Consumption

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Author: Koen van Eijck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic achievement

Page: 262

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The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment

Personality Measurement and Testing

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Author: Gregory J Boyle,Gerald Matthews,Donald H Saklofske

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

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A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences This brand new Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment 2-Volume Set constitutes an essential resource for shaping the future of the scientific foundation of personality research, measurement, and practice. There is need for an up-to-date and international Handbook that reviews the major contemporary personality models Vol. 1 and associated psychometric measurement instruments Vol. 2 that underpin the scientific study of this important area of individual differences psychology, and in these two Handbooks this is very much achieved. Made unique by its depth and breadth the Handbooks are internationally edited and authored by Professors Gregory J. Boyle, Gerald Matthews, and Donald H. Saklofske and authored by internationally known academics, this work will be an important reference work for a host of researchers and practitioners in the fields of individual differences and personality assessment, clinical psychology, educational psychology, work and organizational psychology, health psychology and other applied fields as well. Volume 2: Personality Measurement and Assessment. Covers psychometric measurement of personality and has coverage of the following broad topics, listed by section heading: " General Methodological Issues " Multidimensional Personality Instruments " Assessment of Biologically-Based Traits " Assessment of Self-Regulative Traits " Implicit, Projective And Objective Measures Of Personality " Abnormal Personality Trait Instruments " Applications of Psychological Testing

Experimental and Quasi-experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference

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Author: William R. Shadish,Thomas D. Cook,Donald Thomas Campbell

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780395615560

Category: Philosophy

Page: 623

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This long awaited successor of the original Cook/Campbell Quasi-Experimentation: Design and Analysis Issues for Field Settings represents updates in the field over the last two decades. The book covers four major topics in field experimentation: Theoretical matters: Experimentation, causation, and validity Quasi-experimental design: Regression discontinuity designs, interrupted time series designs, quasi-experimental designs that use both pretests and control groups, and other designs Randomized experiments: Logic and design issues, and practical problems involving ethics, recruitment, assignment, treatment implementation, and attrition Generalized causal inference: A grounded theory of generalized causal inference, along with methods for implementing that theory in single and multiple studies