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Writing up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences


Part of the Teaching Writing book series (WRIT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Foundations for Writing Quantitative Research Reports in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 15-27
  3. Writing a Quantitative Research Report

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 61-74
    3. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 75-84
    4. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 85-97
    5. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 99-107
    6. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 109-119
  4. Examples of Quantitative Research Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 123-134
    3. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 135-145
    4. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 147-155
    5. Marianne Fallon
      Pages 157-157
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 159-165

About this book


"The Teaching Writing series publishes user-friendly writing guides penned by authors with publishing records in their subject matter. Infused with multidisciplinary examples, humor, and a healthy dose of irreverence, Fallon helps emerging researchers successfully navigate the intellectual and emotional challenges of writing quantitative research reports. After reinforcing foundations in methodology, statistics, and writing in the first section of the book, emerging researchers work through a series of questions to construct their research report. The final section contains sample papers generated by undergraduates illustrating three major forms of quantitative research – primary data collection, secondary data analysis, and content analysis. Writing up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences is appropriate for research methods classes in communication, criminology or criminal justice, economics, education, political science, psychological science, social work, and sociology. Individual students and novice researchers can also read the book as a supplement to any course or research experience that requires writing up quantitative data.
“Fallon brings much-needed accessibility to the daunting world of quantitative methods. Filled with contemporary references to pop culture … key concepts are creatively introduced.” – Diana Cohen, Associate Professor of Political Science, Central Connecticut State University
“This book covers the ‘how to’ of writing research projects in a highly engaging manner. Graduate students who are preparing to work on their master’s thesis will get a lot out of this book.” – Damon Mitchell, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Central Connecticut State University

“Writing up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences is not your typical book. It is a MUST HAVE handbook for students in the social and behavioral sciences …” – Carolyn Fallahi, Professor of Psychological Science, Central Connecticut State University

“Kudos to Fallon for writing a very thorough and readable foundational text for beginning researchers!” – Linda Behrendt, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Indiana State University 

Marianne Fallon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at Central Connecticut State University and has taught undergraduate Research Methods for over 10 years. A recipient of the Connecticut State University Trustees Teaching Award, she has mentored many emerging researchers, several of whom have won local and regional research awards and have published their research."


Quantitative methods Writing Social science Behavioral science Multidisciplinary

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Central Connecticut State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Writing up Quantitative Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Authors Fallon Fallon
  • Series Title Teaching Writing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-6300-609-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 166
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
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