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Dissertation Research—Planning, Researching, Publishing

This guide was created to help GWU doctoral students in researching and writing their dissertation


Quantitative Research is a "means for testing objective theories by examining the relationships among variables.  These variables, in turn, can be measured, typically on instruments, so that numbered data can be analyzed using statistical procedures.  The final written report has a set structure consisting of introduction, literature and theory, methods, results and discussion"  (Creswell, 2007).

Quantitative Research Books

Below is a sampling of books on the subject of "quantitave research" owned by GW and consortium libraries.
Click the book image and it will take you to the item in the library catalog, where you can request it.

Journal Article Search Terms

Below is a list of keywords to use when searching for various aspects of quantitative research

Combine one of these keywords with your topic when you search in one of the library's SUBJECT DATABASES

Correlational design* Reliability
Effect size Sampling
Empirical research Statistics
Experiment* Survey*
Hypothesis Validity
Quasi-experiment* Variables


Subject Guide

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