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: 3880

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 Research Process in Nursing

Author: Kate Gerrish,Judith Lathlean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118522567

Category: Medical

Page: 632

View: 816

Comprehensive and thorough in scope, The Research Process inNursing 7th edition provides everything you could want to knowabout research methods. This established textbook reflects thesignificant advances in nursing research and the importance ofevidence-based practice, and provides an invaluable resource forboth 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 linkstheory with practical steps in the research process. Examples provided allow the reader to apply a variety ofresearch concepts to theoretical learning and professionalpractice. Incorporates chapters, research examples, and policy from arange of international countries, including Canada, Australia, USAand Hong Kong. Provides detailed discussions around each example, whichclearly link theory with practice Easy to read for novice researchers and undergraduate nursingstudents, but at the same time provides sufficient depth and detailto be of value to experienced researchers and practitioners.
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Understanding the Research Process

Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446246582

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 9720

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.
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The Research Process in Nursing, Fourth Edition

Author: Desmond Cormack

Publisher: Blackwell Publishing

ISBN: 9780632051588

Category: Medical

Page: 488

View: 1886

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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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

View: 8010

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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The research process in education

Author: David J. Fox

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 758

View: 3084

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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

View: 7220

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

Steps in the Research Process

Author: Mary Baggs,Susan Clubine

Publisher: S&S Learning Materials

ISBN: 1550354108

Category: Research

Page: N.A

View: 9741

Posted in Research

Practical Steps to the Research Process for Elementary School

Author: Deborah B. Stanley

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563087646

Category: Education

Page: 262

View: 6827

The third and final book in Stanley's three-volume group for all grade levels, this work simplifies teaching the research process with step-by-step instructions that are adaptable and comprehensive, geared especially for your youngest students. If Stanley's practical steps to the research process for middle and high schools are already a hit with your students, reach for this book next.
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Surviving the Research Process in Politics

Author: Peter Burnham

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 8193

In the last ten years there has been significant expansion of postgraduate education in the social sciences. A proliferation of new taught MA courses and substantial growth in the number of new research students have led to a renewed interest in the research process and the teaching of research methods. A number of existing methodology texts present a sanitized and idealized image of research which is both misleading and remains silent on many of the crucial issues facing postgraduates - issues to do with the research process rather than the development of competence in specific techniques. This edited volume seeks to remedy some of these deficiencies and to contribute to the emerging literature on the analysis of postgraduate education and training in the social sciences. It aims to do this by breaking new ground in the field of Politics and International Studies (PALS). It is the first book oriented specifically to postgraduates in the discipline focusing on themes, issues and methods in research training. The selection of new issues (progress through the years, teaching assistants, publications, jobs) plus a focus on approaches which conventionally receive little attention (metatheory, comparative analysis, archives, information technology) increases luther the distinctiveness and appeal of the book, making it an invaluable source and guide book for post graduate students.
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The Research Process in Educational Settings (RLE Edu L)

Ten Case Studies

Author: Robert G Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136459987

Category: Education

Page: 4

View: 2703

This book presents a series of research biographies based on research experiences in the study of educational settings. The main aim is to provide a set of first person accounts on doing research that combine analysis with description. The contributors have been drawn from the disciplines of sociology and educational studies and have all conducted ethnographic work or case studies in a variety of educational settings.
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Researcher Race

Social Constructions in the Research Process

Author: Lauren Mizock,Debra Harkins

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1617357006

Category: Psychology

Page: 117

View: 9200

Researcher Race: Social Constructions in the Research Process is designed to expose the role of researcher race in social science research. This book highlights the interaction of researcher and participant race in shaping data that is collected. Researcher Race makes the researcher’s position visible via interview excerpts from a qualitative study in order to deconstruct researcher race effects in research. The book includes passages from a qualitative research study with a sample of 20 Blackidentified and 20 Whiteidentified participants, as well as a Black researcher and a White researcher. Selections of data from across different researcherparticipant racial dyads illustrate how issues of researcher race can arise in research settings. Researcher Race presents the history of racial bias and maltreatment in research. A review of cultural competency theory as it pertains to research is discussed. An overview of narrative research methodology that is used in this study is also provided. Chapters focused on the research data include an exploration of participants’ preferences for researcher race; the significance of offscript researcher comments during an interview; and the narratives of traumatic racism among Black and White participants. In the concluding chapter, the book expands conversations about researcher race to consider intersecting aspects of identity in researcherparticipant interactions, as well as directions for future research and training. This book can serve as a guide for researchers, as well as students of research, culture, and diversity. Researcher Race: Social Constructions in the Research Process is a valuable tool for researchers interested in expanding awareness of race, oppression, and methodology.
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Visualizing Research

A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design

Author: Carole Gray,Julian Malins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317001095

Category: Art

Page: 230

View: 2746

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 includes multimedia and other resources that complement the book.
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The Bedford Guide to the Research Process

Author: Jean Johnson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312119676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 455

View: 9671

Thoroughly revised and updated with coverage of the Internet and other electronic sources, the third edition of The Bedford Guide to the Research Process remains the most comprehensive guide to the research process available anywhere. With extensive coverage of researching, writing, and documenting papers across the disciplines and a friendly, encouraging tone, this invaluable resource will serve students well throughout their college careers.
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The Foundations of Social Research

Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process

Author: Michael Crotty

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446225747

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 1000

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: Natl Academy Pr

ISBN: 9780309047319

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 9291

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The Research Process: A Complete Guide and Reference for Writers

Author: Martin Maner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780767411394

Category: Reference

Page: 386

View: 4994

The Research Process explains, models, and analyzes the recursive process of conducting research and writing research papers. The text - along with the dedicated website and free student CD-ROM - provides exceptional guidance on writing substantive research papers using print and electronic sources and emphasizes the enjoyment and rewards that research writing offers.
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The Research Process

Books and Beyond

Author: Myrtle S. Bolner,Gayle A. Poirier,Johnnie Edmand Pace,Teresa A. Welsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781524922016


Page: N.A

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Responsible Science, Volume I

Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process

Author: Panel on Scientific Responsibility and the Conduct of Research,National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine,Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Sciences,National Academy of Engineering

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309584515

Category: Science

Page: 184

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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 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

View: 5162

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