The Research Process

Books & Beyond

Author: Myrtle S. Bolner,Gayle A. Poirier

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780787294489

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 443

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Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding the Research Process

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203425

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Understanding the Research Process helps students understand the use of specialist vocabulary and terminology of educational and social science research. The author explores the ways in which research terminology is used, and shows students - how to use specialist research terminology appropriately - how to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate uses of research terminology - how to understand the meaning of research terms - how to disseminate research in a style which is clear and easily understood The book is for final year undergraduates and masters students in humanities, education and social science subjects. Paul Oliver is a widely-published author in the fields of education, philosophy and religious studies. He is currently principal lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Development, at the University of Huddersfield.
Posted in Social Science

The Research Process in Nursing

Author: Kate Gerrish,Judith Lathlean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522567

Category: Medical

Page: 632

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Comprehensive and thorough in scope, The Research Process in Nursing 7th edition provides everything you could want to know about research methods. This established textbook reflects the significant advances in nursing research and the importance of evidence-based practice, and provides an invaluable resource for both the novice and the more experienced researcher. It includes practical information and advice on: How to find and critique the evidence How to choose the right approach How to collect data How to make sense of the data How to put research into practice Special features: A clear, explicit and easy to understand text which links theory with practical steps in the research process. Examples provided allow the reader to apply a variety of research concepts to theoretical learning and professional practice. Incorporates chapters, research examples, and policy from a range of international countries, including Canada, Australia, USA and Hong Kong. Provides detailed discussions around each example, which clearly link theory with practice Easy to read for novice researchers and undergraduate nursing students, but at the same time provides sufficient depth and detail to be of value to experienced researchers and practitioners.
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Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process

Feminist Reflections

Author: Róisín Ryan-Flood,Rosalind Gill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113405596X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Feminist research is informed by a history of breaking silences, of demanding that women’s voices be heard, recorded and included in wider intellectual genealogies and histories. This has led to an emphasis on voice and speaking out in the research endeavour. Moments of secrecy and silence are less often addressed. This gives rise to a number of questions. What are the silences, secrets, omissions and and political consequences of such moments? What particular dilemmas and constraints do they represent or entail? What are their implications for research praxis? Are such moments always indicative of voicelessness or powerlessness? Or may they also constitute a productive moment in the research encounter? Contributors to this volume were invited to reflect on these questions. The resulting chapters are a fascinating collection of insights into the research process, making an important contribution to theoretical and empirical debates about epistemology, subjectivity and identity in research. Researchers often face difficult dilemmas about who to represent and how, what to omit and what to include. This book explores such questions in an important and timely collection of essays from international scholars.
Posted in Social Science

The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health

Case Studies of Active Researchers

Author: Rich Neil,Sheldon Hanton,Scott Fleming,Kylie Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136455795

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 266

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What are the challenges and potential pitfalls of real research? What decision-making process is followed by successful researchers? The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health fills an important gap in the research methods literature. Conventional research methods textbooks focus on theory and descriptions of hypothetical techniques, while the peer-reviewed research literature is mainly concerned with discussion of data and the significance of results. In this book, a team of successful researchers from across the full range of sub-disciplines in sport, exercise and health discuss real pieces of research, describing the processes they went through, the decisions that they made, the problems they encountered and the things they would have done differently. As a result, the book goes further than any other in bringing the research process to life, helping students identify potential issues and problems with their own research right at the beginning of the process. The book covers the whole span of the research process, including: identifying the research problem justifying the research question choosing an appropriate method data collection and analysis identifying a study’s contribution to knowledge and/or applied practice disseminating results. Featuring real-world studies from sport psychology, biomechanics, sports coaching, ethics in sport, sports marketing, health studies, sport sociology, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning, the book is an essential companion for research methods courses or dissertations on any sport or exercise degree programme.
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Visualizing Research

A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design

Author: Carole Gray,Julian Malins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317001087

Category: Art

Page: 230

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Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a 'journey of exploration'. For use with a formal programme of study, from masters to doctoral level, the book derives from the creative relationship between research, practice and teaching in art and design. It extends generic research processes into practice-based approaches more relevant to artists and designers, introducing wherever possible visual, interactive and collaborative methods. The Introduction and Chapter 1 'Planning the Journey' define the concept and value of 'practice-based' formal research, tracking the debate around its development and explaining key concepts and terminology. ‘Mapping the Terrain’ then describes methods of contextualizing research in art and design (the contextual review, using reference material); ‘Locating Your Position’ and ‘Crossing the Terrain’ guide the reader through the stages of identifying an appropriate research question and methodological approach, writing the proposal and managing research information. Methods of evaluation and analysis are explored, and of strategies for reporting and communicating research findings are suggested. Appendices and a glossary are also included. Visualizing Research draws on the experience of researchers in different contexts and includes case studies of real projects. Although written primarily for postgraduate students, research supervisors, managers and academic staff in art and design and related areas, such as architecture and media studies, will find this a valuable research reference. An accompanying website www.visualizingresearch.info includes multimedia and other resources that complement the book.
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The Research Process

Author: Gary D. Bouma,Susan Carland

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190304621

Category: Social sciences

Page: 256

View: 8168

The sixth edition of The Research Process is an easy-to-use introduction to research methods. The book emphasizes the process of research in an accessible and readable way, taking a non-statistical and non-mathematical approach for new students.The Research Process will guide students through the research process, analysing and demonstrating a variety of research methods supported by extensive examples and illustrations to explain the fundamental concepts of the research process and its application. New to this edition:New co-author Susan Carland brings an expertise in several areas of sociology and researchUpdated references including discussion of online research and examples from a wide range of disciplinesQuestions for review: end of chapter comprehension and activity questions provide a chance to reflect and test knowledge of chapter content
Posted in Social sciences

The Foundations of Social Research

Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process

Author: Michael Crotty

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761961062

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Choosing a research method can be bewildering. How can you be sure which methodology is appropriate, or whether your chosen combination of methods is consistent with the theoretical perspective you want to take? This book links methodology and theory with great clarity and precision, showing students and researchers how to navigate the maze of conflicting terminology. The major epistemological stances and theoretical perspectives that colour and shape current social research are detailed and the author reveals the philosophical origins of these schools of inquiry and shows how various disciplines contribute to the practice of social research as it is known today.
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Responsible Science

Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process

Author: Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (U.S.). Panel on Scientific Responsibility and the Conduct of Research

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 199

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Responsible Science is a comprehensive review of factors that influence the integrity of the research process. Volume I examines reports on the incidence of misconduct in science and reviews institutional and governmental efforts to handle cases of misconduct. The result of a two-year study by a panel of experts convened by the National Academy of Sciences, this book critically analyzes the impact of today's research environment on the traditional checks and balances that foster integrity in science. Responsible Science is a provocative examination of the role of educational efforts; research guidelines; and the contributions of individual scientists, mentors, and institutional officials in encouraging responsible research practices.
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The Research Process in Nursing, Fourth Edition

Author: Desmond Cormack

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780632051588

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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During the 90s, there was a phenomenal increase in the number of nursing research projects and published findings, and research is expected to increase even further in the new millennium. The new edition of The Research Process in Nursing will continue to inform and support the growing band of researchers. The original inspiration for this book came from the recognized need for all nurses, midwives, health visitors and related health care professionals, to become knowledgeable about the application of research to their specialist areas. This applies equally to clinicians, educators and managers. The new edition of The Research Process in Nursing builds on the success of the previous editions. It continues to provide a comprehensive and practical guide to the stages involved in research. Taking a clear and direct approach, this book can be used by those who need to read and understand research findings, and by those who undertake supervised research projects. Throughout the book, the reader is assisted in applying knowledge to his or her relevant discipline. This successful and widely acknowledged book has been extensively revised and updated, and considerably expanded, to reflect developments and advances in research. p>Key features include: *New chapters on validity and reliability, single case study and longitudinal research *A standard text for a wide range of nursing and health care courses. *Written by a team of internationally recognized teachers and practitioners. This book is a standard textbook for student nurses looking to read, understand and apply research findings. A range of qualified nurses use this text to guide them through research studies. And, it is directly relevant for nurses, midwives, health visitors, district nurses, and hospital and community nurses of all specialities. Because the research process is the same irrespective of the discipline studied, other health care groups such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacologists and podiatrists will also find this book of value.
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Practical Steps to the Research Process for High School

Author: Deborah B. Stanley

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087622

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 8835

Offers strategies and lesson plans for school librarians assisting high school students with research skills, including topic development, note taking, sorting notes, rough drafts, rewriting, and presentation.
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Practical Steps to the Research Process for Middle School

Author: Deborah B. Stanley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313009007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 2917

Stanley applies the same user-friendly format that made her popular guide to teaching the six steps of the research process to high school students such a success. In this new volume geared toward middle school students, field-tested lessons, anecdotes, reproducible charts and templates, and research ideas all work together to transform the research process into bite-size steps that are both adaptable to various teaching styles and not overwhelming for students. By applying Stanley's methods you'll be pursuing education reforms including integrating technology, improving information literacy, teaching critical thinking, modeling collaborative instruction, and adapting research for second language learners and learning disabled students.
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The Practice of Qualitative Research

Engaging Students in the Research Process

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324206

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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The Practice of Qualitative Research guides readers step by step through the process of collecting, analyzing, designing, and interpreting qualitative research. Written by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber in an engaging style, this student-centered text offers invaluable insights into the practice of qualitative research, with coverage of in-depth interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, case study, and mixed methods research. The Third Edition features even more integrated attention to online research and implications of social media throughout all methods chapters; updates on qualitative analysis software; and significantly expanded coverage of ethics.
Posted in Social Science

The research process in education

Author: David J. Fox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 758

View: 3005

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Higher Education Research Methodology

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Research Process

Author: Ben Kei Daniel,Tony Harland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351369474

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 7734

This book is for anyone who wishes to improve university teaching and learning through systematic inquiry. It provides advice, but also a constructive critique of research methods and, in turn, the authors also make a contribution to the theories of research methodology. Topics covered include ontology, epistemology and engagement with academic literature, as well as research design approaches and methods of data collection. There is a keen focus on quality in both the analysis and evaluation of research and new models are proposed to help the new researcher. The authors conclude by examining the challenges in getting work published and close with some words on quality of thought and action. The ideas in the book come from the authors’ extensive experience in teaching research methods courses in higher education, health and the corporate sector, as well as several empirical research projects that have helped provide a methodology for higher education. It will be of particular interest to postgraduate students, academic developers and experienced academics from a wide variety of disciplines.
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Negotiating Group Identity in the Research Process

Are You In or Are You Out?

Author: Anastacia Kurylo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498509215

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

View: 5800

This book explores researcher identity related to insider/outsider roles regarding the groups studied. Scholars use various research methods and discuss the value of insider/outsider perspectives, problems faced as insiders and outsiders, strategies to overcome related obstacles, and implications for advocating on behalf of a group being studied.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching the Library Research Process

Author: Carol Collier Kuhlthau

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461671620

Category: Education

Page: 204

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A complete instructional program for introducing students to the process of library research, with ready-to-use activities and worksheets. Cloth edition [0-8108-2723-9] published in 1994. Paperback edition available April 2002.
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Information Technology and the Research Process

Proceedings of a Conference Held at Cranfield Institute of Technology, Uk, 18-21 July 1989

Author: Mary Feeney,K. Merry

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9780862914769

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 340

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"...THE PROCEEDINGS FROM THIS DISTINGUISHED CONFERENCE ARE RICH IN IDEAS, PRESENTED IN A USABLE FRAMEWORK."--LIBRARY QUARTERLY. This first title in the British Library Research Series assembles high quality papers presented at a July 1989 conference. The scope of the collection is broad, covering the impact of information technology on the humanities & social sciences as well as on research & technology. (BRITISH LIBRARY RESEARCH SERIES)
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Steps in the Research Process

Author: Mary Baggs,Susan Clubine

Publisher: S&S Learning Materials

ISBN: 1550354108

Category: Research

Page: N.A

View: 780

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