Author Archives: Graham R Gibbs

About Graham R Gibbs

Reader in Social Research Methods at the University of Huddersfield. National Teaching Fellow.

REVIEW: A visual tool for exploring ANOVA

Understanding ANOVA Visually (1998, 2000) by Tom Malloy (University Utah, USA) Reviewed by Graham R Gibbs This resource is a visual, manipulable tool for examining the relationship between the variance between means, the variance within groups and the resulting F … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Nominal – ordinal – ratio

Scales for Measurement by Terry L. Brink (Redlands University, USA) Reviewed by Graham R Gibbs This is a short 7 minute video produced in February 2009 by T.L.Brink (aka the Headless Professor). The presentation is old-style, a homage to Bob … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Understanding and interpreting cross-tabulations

Recognising and interpreting Cross Tabular Data By Brendan Burchell (University of Cambridge), developed by James McHugh Reviewed by Graham R Gibbs This reusable learning object (RLO) teaches students how to recognise cross-tabulated nominal data, interpret it by calculating appropriate percentages … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The design of a simple two groups experiment

The PsychFiles Episode 45: Basic Research Design – Part 1 By Dr. Michael Britt Reviewed by Graham R Gibbs This is one of over 90 videos mainly on psychology and related issues. Some, such as this video, cover aspects of … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Workshop/lecture on Grounded Theory Method

Research Training 2 day Workshop – Grounded Theory Method by Prof Tony Bryant Reviewed by Graham R Gibbs This is a video of a 50 minute lecture by Prof. Tony Bryant (Leeds Metropolitan University, UK) on grounded theory, its history … Continue reading

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REVIEW: ‘Mac’ and ‘PC’ on the qualitative/quantitative divide

‘Get a Research Method’, A YouTube video by ‘DeepRat’ reviewed by Graham R Gibbs. Quantitative research is often criticised for producing meaningless numeric results and qualitative research is criticised for drawing wide conclusions from very small samples. This 2 min. … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Learning and teaching resources available from the 4th ESRC Festival.

The 4th ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Festival. Reviewed by Graham R Gibbs This is the fourth of a festival run by the NCRM/ESRC once every two years as a showcase for the research methods projects they are funding … Continue reading

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