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Empirical Research and Writing

Empirical Research and Writing

A Political Science Student’s Practical Guide

  • Author: Leanne C. Powner
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483370658
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Students can easily misstep when they first begin to do research. Leanne C. Powner’s new title Empirical Research and Writing: A Student's Practical Guide provides valuable advice and guidance on conducting and writing about empirical research. Chapter by chapter, students are guided through the key steps in the research process. Written in a lively and engaging manner and with a dose of humor, this practical text shows students exactly how to choose a research topic, conduct a literature review, make research design decisions, collect and analyze data, and then write up and present the results. The book's approachable style and just-in-time information delivery make it a text students will want to read, and its wide-ranging and surprisingly sophisticated coverage will make it an important resource for their later coursework.

Writing Empirical Research Reports

Writing Empirical Research Reports

A Basic Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Fred Pyrczak
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351968629
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 162
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• Designed for students who will be writing research proposals, reports, theses, and dissertations. • The 15 chapters cover 191 guidelines for effective scientific writing. The guidelines are fully illustrated with easy-to-follow examples. • The guidelines describe the types of information that should be included, how this information should be expressed, and where various types of information should be placed within a research report. • End-of-chapter questions help students master the writing process.

Strategies for Empirical Research in Writing

Strategies for Empirical Research in Writing

  • Author: Mary Sue MacNealy
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780205272532
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 260
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Strategies for Empirical Research in Writing is a particularly accessible approach to both qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods, helping novices appreciate the value of empirical research in writing while easing their fears about the research process. This comprehensive book covers research methods ranging from traditional experiments to newer practices such as focus groups, using graphics and real-life examples to clarify concepts. Readers do not need a scientific background to understand the issues involved, and they will find this book non-threatening. Though Strategies is friendly and even humorous in tone, it takes research in writing seriously, advocating rigorous design and implementation of empirical research projects to establish credible findings. This book introduces readers to methods and strategies for research and provides them with enough knowledge to become discerning, confident consumers of research in writing. Topics covered include: library research, empirical methodology, quantitative research, experimental research, surveys, focus groups, ethnographies, and much more. Anyone (novice or guru) who needs to perform statistically valid research.

Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

Guide to Writing Empirical Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

  • Author: G. David Garson
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780824706050
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 368
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"Describes the quantitative research process--framing analytical questions, developing a comprehensive outline, providing a roadmap for the reader, and accessing indispensable computer and program tools. Supplies end-of-chapter checklists, extensive examples, and biobliographies."

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing

  • Author: Tonette S. Rocco,Timothy Gary Hatcher
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470949214
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer. "One of those rare books that will teach you something new every time you pick it up. It belongs on the desks of emerging scholars and writing professors everywhere."—Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York "Rocco and Hatcher have done every scholar, doctoral student, and committee chair a huge favor by putting this book together. Now in one place we can find resources to help graduate students and scholars get over their writing blocks and fear of writing, and learn how to write successfully."—Alan L. Carsrud, Loretta Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship Research, Ryerson University, and associate editor, Journal of Small Business Management "This handbook performs a valuable service by collecting the wisdom of scholars from different disciplines and countries and offering publishing guidance that is both rigorous and systematic. Everyone who writes for scholarly publication will benefit from the insights provided by this book."—Tom Radko, editor, Journal of Scholarly Publishing

Understanding Human Resource Development

Understanding Human Resource Development

A Research-based Approach

  • Author: Jim McGoldrick,Jim Stewart,Sandra Watson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134589433
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 432
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This edited volume contains original chapters by some of the leading researchers and writers in HRD. It provides a definitive work on the design and conduct of research in HRD and identifies and examines the possibilities and limitations of particular methods and techniques. Emerging debates on the purpose, nature and practice and theoretical base of HRD are examined. Each chapter is structured with: * Statement of aims * Description of theoretical and empirical context^ * Identification and examination of methodological issues * Description and evaluation of research design * Critical analysis and evaluation * Key learning points

Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction

Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction

  • Author: Richard E. Mayer,Patricia A. Alexander
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136882154
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 520
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During the past twenty years researchers have made exciting progress in the science of learning (i.e., how people learn) and the science of instruction (i.e., how to help people learn). This Handbook examines learning and instruction in a variety of classroom and non-classroom environments and with a variety of learners, both K-16 students and adult learners. The chapters are written by leading researchers from around the world, all of whom are highly regarded experts on their particular topics. The book is divided into two sections: learning and instruction. The learning section consists of chapters on how people learn in reading, writing, mathematics, science, history, second languages, and physical education, as well as learning to think critically, learning to self-monitor, and learning with motivation. The instruction section consists of chapters on effective instructional methods – feedback, examples, self-explanation, peer interaction, cooperative learning, inquiry, discussion, tutoring, visualizations, and computer simulations. Each chapter reviews empirical research in a specific domain and is structured as follows: Introduction – Defines key constructs and provides illustrative examples or cases. Historical Overview – Summarizes the historical context for the topic or domain. Theoretical Framework – Summarizes major models or theories related to the topic or domain. Current Trends and Issues – Synthesizes the research literature and highlights key findings or conclusions. Practical Implications – Suggests relevance of the research for educational practice. Future Directions – Considers next steps or stages needed for future research.

Indian Country

Indian Country

Essays on Contemporary Native Culture

  • Author: Gail Guthrie Valaskakis
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 1554588103
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
  • View: 4561
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Since first contact, Natives and newcomers have been involved in an increasingly complex struggle over power and identity. Modern “Indian wars” are fought over land and treaty rights, artistic appropriation, and academic analysis, while Native communities struggle among themselves over membership, money, and cultural meaning. In cultural and political arenas across North America, Natives enact and newcomers protest issues of traditionalism, sovereignty, and self-determination. In these struggles over domination and resistance, over different ideologies and Indian identities, neither Natives nor other North Americans recognize the significance of being rooted together in history and culture, or how representations of “Indianness” set them in opposition to each other. In Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture, Gail Guthrie Valaskakis uses a cultural studies approach to offer a unique perspective on Native political struggle and cultural conflict in both Canada and the United States. She reflects on treaty rights and traditionalism, media warriors, Indian princesses, powwow, museums, art, and nationhood. According to Valaskakis, Native and non-Native people construct both who they are and their relations with each other in narratives that circulate through art, anthropological method, cultural appropriation, and Native reappropriation. For Native peoples and Others, untangling the past—personal, political, and cultural—can help to make sense of current struggles over power and identity that define the Native experience today. Grounded in theory and threaded with Native voices and evocative descriptions of “Indian” experience (including the author’s), the essays interweave historical and political process, personal narrative, and cultural critique. This book is an important contribution to Native studies that will appeal to anyone interested in First Nations’ experience and popular culture.

The Handbook of Language Teaching

The Handbook of Language Teaching

  • Author: Michael H. Long,Catherine J. Doughty
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444350021
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 824
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Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary team of contributors, this Handbook is a wide-ranging and invaluable reference guide to language teaching. A comprehensive reference work on language teaching, which combines the latest research findings, coverage of core topics, and examples of teaching experience from a variety of languages and settings Provides a unique breadth of coverage, including: the psycholinguistic underpinnings of language learning; social, political, and educational contexts; program design; materials writing and course design; teaching and testing; teacher education; and assessment and evaluation Offers a balanced evaluation of the major positions and approaches, including examining the increasingly important social and political context of language teaching Written by an international and interdisciplinary group of authors from a dozen different countries; English is only one of the many languages used as examples throughout the volume

Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing

Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing

A Handbook of Writing in Education

  • Author: Gert Rijlaarsdam,Huub Bergh,Michel Couzijn
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402027246
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 669
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Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing is a handbook on research on the effective teaching and learning of writing. It is a reference for researchers and educators in the domain of written composition in education. Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing covers all age ranges and school settings and it deals with various aspects of writing and text types. Research methodology varies from experimental studies to reflective classroom practitioners’ research. This new volume in the series Studies in Writing brings together researchers from all kinds of disciplines involved in writing research and countries in their endeavour to improve the teaching of written composition. It is the result of co-operation of researchers all over the world and shows that in spite of the differences in educational regions over the world, research in writing shares similar problems, and tries to find answers, and generate new questions. The body of knowledge in this volume will inspire researchers and teachers to improve research and practice.

Proposing Empirical Research

Proposing Empirical Research

A Guide to the Fundamentals

  • Author: Mildred L Patten
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351968459
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 200
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• Provides step-by-step instructions for students who will be writing their first research proposal in the social and behavioral sciences. • Each major section is divided into short topics. For each topic, students complete an exercise that leads them toward the goal of preparing a proposal. • Numerous examples throughout the book make the recommendations for proposal writing come alive. • The model proposals at the end of the book illustrate proposal writing and provide material for classroom discussions. • Provides concrete guidance for students who will be writing proposals for both quantitative and qualitative research. • The structure of this book enables students to work independently with confidence while writing the first drafts of their proposals. • All steps in proposal writing are clearly described and illustrated. • Ideal for use in: · research methods classes where students write a proposal as a term project, · thesis/dissertation preparation classes, · senior research seminars where proposing and conducting research is a culminating undergraduate activity, and · any graduate-level seminar in which the instructor wants to incorporate a project that will engage students in critical thinking about the content area. • Written by our best-selling author, Mildred L. Patten. Your students will appreciate her clear and informative style.

Public Opinion in the Middle East

Public Opinion in the Middle East

Survey Research and the Political Orientations of Ordinary Citizens

  • Author: Mark A. Tessler
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253223156
  • Category: History
  • Page: 372
  • View: 7420
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Acknowledgments Introduction: Public Opinion Research in the Arab and Muslim Middle East Part One Domestic Politics 1. Regime Orientation and Participant Citizenship in Developing Countries: Hypotheses and a Test with Longitudinal Data from Tunisia (1981) Mark Tessler and Patricia Freeman 2. The Origins of Popular Support for Islamist Movements: A Political Economy Analysis (1997) Mark Tessler 3. Islam and Democracy in the Middle East: The Impact of Religious Orientations on Attitudes toward Democracy in Four Arab Countries (2002) Mark Tessler 4. Political Generations in Developing Countries: Evidence and Insights from Algeria (2004) Mark Tessler, Carrie Konold and Megan Reif 5. The Democracy Barometers: Attitudes in the Arab World (2008) Amaney Jamal and Mark Tessler Part Two Political Culture And Islam 6. Political Culture in Turkey: Connections among Attitudes toward Democracy, the Military, and Islam (2004) Mark Tessler and Ebru Altinoglu 7. Assessing the Influence of Religious Predispositions on Citizen Orientations Related to Governance and Democracy: Findings from Survey Research in Three Dissimilar Arab Societies (2006) Mark Tessler 8. Democracy and the Political Culture Orientations of Ordinary Citizens: A Typology for the Arab World and Perhaps Beyond (2009) Mark Tessler and Eleanor Gao Part Three International Conflict 9. Gender, Feminism, and Attitudes toward International Conflict: Exploring Relationships with Survey Data from the Middle East (1997) Mark Tessler and Ina Warriner 10. Islam and Attitudes toward International Conflict: Evidence from Survey Research in the Arab World (1998) Mark Tessler and Jodi Nachtwey 11. Further Tests of the Women and Peace Hypothesis: Evidence from Cross-National Survey Research in the Middle East (1999) Mark Tessler, Jodi Nachtwey and Audra Grant 12. The Political Economy of Attitudes toward Peace among Palestinians and Israelis (2002) Jodi Nachtwey and Mark Tessler 13. What Leads Some Ordinary Men and Women in Arab Countries to Approve of Terrorist Acts against the West: Evidence from Survey Research in Algeria and Jordan (2007) Mark Tessler and Michael D.H. Robbins Bibliography Index.

Writing as a Learning Tool

Writing as a Learning Tool

Integrating Theory and Practice

  • Author: Päivi Tynjälä,L. Mason,K. Lonka
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401007403
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 219
  • View: 7379
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This book is an outstanding account of the current state of using writing in service of learning. It presents psychological and educational foundations of writing across the curriculum movement and describes writing-to-learn practices implemented at different levels of education. It provides concrete applications and ideas about how to enhance student learning by means of writing. It is useful for educators, curriculum developers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, writing researchers, and teachers.

Composition research

Composition research

empirical designs

  • Author: Janice M. Lauer,J. William Asher
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 302
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Intended for writing instructors and those interested in research on written discourse who do not have extensive training in empirical research, Composition Research explains ten of the most common empirical designs used in the social sciences, including case studies, ethnographies, sampling and survey, prediction and classification, true and quasi-experiments, meta-analyses, and program evaluation. For those interested in conducting research in composition, this book describes what each design entails and indicates which ones require more empirical training, providing a foundation for further work. It will enable writing instructors in general to discriminate between strong and weak empirical studies so that conclusions are neither dismissed nor accepted blindly. To this end, the editors include two or three examples of compositional studies in each chapter on design, plus a bibliography after each section that refers to other writing studies using that particular method. In addition, the book provides a chapter on measurement, an appendix of measurement instruments for composition, an appendix on statistical analyses, a glossary of technical terms and symbols, and guidelines for research. Geared primarily for English instructors, Composition Research will enable teachers to read empirical studies with more confidence and to apply these methods to their own composition research and teaching.

Academic Writing

Academic Writing

A Guide for Management Students and Researchers

  • Author: Mathukutty M Monippally,Badrinarayan Shankar Pawar
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications India
  • ISBN: 8132105478
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 264
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This book helps students and researchers write better assignments, better dissertations, and better papers for publication. Characterizing academic writing as an integral part of the knowledge generation and dissemination process, it focuses on three main aspects: understanding research, documenting and sharing the process and results of research, and acknowledging the use of other people’s ideas in the documentation. The authors use various samples of good as well as defective writing to illustrate the features of academic writing. They describe in detail the structure and contents of academic papers, especially conceptual and empirical research papers for journals. This lucidly written book will be a rich resource for MBA students and researchers working for MPhil and PhD degrees, especially in the fields of management, behavioural sciences and communications.

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students

Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students

  • Author: S.G. Naoum
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135872392
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 264
  • View: 8709
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User-friendly, easy to dip into guide for all Built Environment students Takes the reader from the stage of choosing a topic to writing a well-structured dissertation Best case practice illustrated with numerous examples, case studies and references Dissertation Research and Writing for Construction Students covers topic selection, research planning, data collection and methodology, as well as structuring and writing the dissertation - in fact, everything needed for a successful write-up. A new section advising students on the use of the SPSS software 'Statistical Package for Social Sciences' will help readers make the best use of this tool. New examples and references ensure that this new edition of the bestselling construction dissertation guide is right up to speed with current practice. This is the ideal resource for students involved in research in Construction Management, Building and Quantity Surveying.

Self-Disclosure

Self-Disclosure

Theory, Research, and Therapy

  • Author: Valerian J. Derlaga,John H. Berg
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780306426353
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 358
  • View: 1227
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Decisions about self-disclosure-whether to reveal one's thoughts, feel ings, or past experiences to another person, or the level of intimacy of such disclosure-are part of the everyday life of most persons. The nature of the decisions that a person makes will have an impact on his or her life. They will determine the kinds of relationships the person has with others; how others perceive him or her; and the degree of self knowledge and awareness that the person possesses. The study of self-disclosure has interested specialists from many disciplines, including personality and social psychologists, clinical and counseling psychologists, and communications researchers. Our book brings together the work of experts from these various disciplines with the hope that knowledge about work being done on self-disclosure in related disciplines will be increased. A strong emphasis in each of the chapters is theory development and the integration of ideas about self-disclosure. The book's chapters explore three major areas, including the interrelationship of self-disclosure and personality as well as the role of self-disclosure in the development, maintenance, and deterioration of personal relationships, and the con tribution of self-disclosure to psychotherapy, marital therapy, and counseling.

Academic Writing

Academic Writing

Intercultural and textual issues

  • Author: Eija Ventola,Anna Mauranen
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027285659
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 258
  • View: 5989
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Writing is crucial to the academic world. It is the main mode of communication among scientists and scholars and also a means for students for obtaining their degrees. The papers in this volume highlight the intercultural, generic and textual complexities of academic writing. Comparisons are made between various traditions of academic writing in different cultures and contexts and the studies combine linguistic analyses with analyses of the social settings in which academic writing takes place and is acquired. The common denominator for the papers is writing in English and attention is given to native-English writers’ and non-native writers’ problems in different disciplines. The articles in the book introduce a variety of methodological approaches for analyses and search for better teaching methods and ways of improving the syllabi of writing curricula. The book as a whole illustrates how linguists strive for new research methods and practical applications in applied linguistics.

Source Code Seeking on the Web: A Survey of Empirical Studies and Tools

Source Code Seeking on the Web: A Survey of Empirical Studies and Tools

  • Author: Rosalva E. Gallardo-Valencia,Susan Elliott Sim
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 130469545X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 99
  • View: 7376
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The increased availability and quality of open source software on the Web is creating more opportunities for developers to reuse software and is changing the way developers write source code. It is important to understand how developers look for source code on the Web so that tools and approaches can be suggested to better support developers' needs. Based on different approaches to understand how humans look for information, we propose a five-stage model to differentiate the stages that could take place when developers look for source code on the Web. We use this model to assess the effectiveness of existing tools.

A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology

A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology

  • Author: Thomas M. Heffernan
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780863778735
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 208
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This new edition of the very popular guide to studying psychology, now updated and extended, remains an invaluable tool for students at both undergraduate and pre-degree level, along with those deciding whether to take psychology as an academic subject. Providing insights into the most critical aspects of studying psychology, A Student's Guide to Studying Psychology is distinguished from other texts by its easy follow format and practical nature. Topics covered include: * perspectives within psychology, * making the most of seminars, tutorials and lectures * how to write essays and empirical reports * guidelines on exam preparation and technique * information on careers in psychology and tips for applying for jobs, including how to write your own curriculum vitae