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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.

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.

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.

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.

A Guide to Empirical Research in Communication

A Guide to Empirical Research in Communication

Rules for Looking

  • Author: John Sumser
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761922223
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 239
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This easy-to-understand introduction to the topic engages students in the research process. It explains difficult scientific and statistical concepts in simple terms and looks at how the rules of looking are applied in four different areas of study: field research, experimentation, survey research and content analysis.

Feminist Empirical Research

Feminist Empirical Research

Emerging Perspectives on Qualitative and Teacher Research

  • Author: Joanne Addison,Sharon James McGee
  • Publisher: Boynton/Cook
  • ISBN: 9780867094824
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 181
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Feminist Empirical Research is designed to introduce those who are interested in feminism, or already attempting to conduct empirical research in feminist ways, to theoretical and methodological discussions as well as practical strategies that can help not only feminist empirical researchers, but empirical researchers in general.

Forschungsdesign in der Politikwissenschaft

Forschungsdesign in der Politikwissenschaft

Eine Theorieorientierte Perspektive Mit Anwendungsbeispielen

  • Author: Steffen Ganghof
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3658242604
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 51
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Das essential unterscheidet drei grundlegende Typen sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschungsdesigns: x-zentriert, y-zentriert und kontrastiv. Diese unterscheiden sich durch die Anzahl der betrachteten Theorien und dadurch, ob diese Theorien logisch konkurrierend oder komplementär sind. Keines der drei Designs ist den anderen eindeutig überlegen, da sie unterschiedliche Annahmen treffen und unterschiedliche Zielsetzungen verfolgen. Sie können sich deshalb sinnvoll ergänzen, auch innerhalb einzelner Studien, wenn dabei bestimmte Fallstricke beachtet werden. Das essential diskutiert die drei Designs anhand von 14 qualitativen und quantitativen Beispielstudien aus der Politikwissenschaft und den internationalen Beziehungen. Der Inhalt Drei Forschungsdesigns: eine typologische Abgrenzung• Das x-zentrierte Forschungsdesign Das kontrastive Forschungsdesign Das y-zentrierte Forschungsdesign Kombinierte Forschungsdesigns Die Zielgruppen Studierende, Lehrende und Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler der Sozialwissenschaften, insbesondere der Politikwissenschaft Der Autor Dr. Steffen Ganghof ist Professor für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Potsdam.

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.

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

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."

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.

Reading Empirical Research Studies

Reading Empirical Research Studies

The Rhetoric of Research

  • Author: John R. Hayes
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9780805810318
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 565
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For the most part, those who teach writing and administer writing programs do not conduct research on writing. Perhaps more significantly, they do not often read the research done by others because effective reading of articles on empirical research requires special knowledge and abilities. By and large, those responsible for maintaining and improving writing instruction cannot -- without further training -- access work that could help them carry out their responsibilities more effectively. This book is designed as a text in graduate programs that offer instruction in rhetoric and composition. Its primary educational purposes are: * to provide models and critical methods designed to improve the reading of scientific discourse * to provide models of effective research designs and projects appropriate to those learning to do empirical research in rhetoric. Aiming to cultivate new attitudes toward empirical research, this volume encourages an appreciation of the rhetorical tradition that informs the production and critical reading of empirical studies. The book should also reinforce a slowly growing realization in English studies that empirical methods are not inherently alien to the humanities, rather that methods extend the power of humanist researchers trying to solve the problems of their discipline.

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
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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.

Writing Hypertext and Learning

Writing Hypertext and Learning

Conceptual and Empirical Approaches

  • Author: Rainer Bromme,E. Stahl
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780080439877
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 201
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The use of hypertext has spread via the World Wide Web and has become the object of empirical research for psychologists, cognitive scientists and educational researchers alike. Today due to its ease of production (html editors) the following question emerges: how do people learn via hypertexts and how can we modify it to increase its learning potential?-- Laboratory experiments as well as studies on the production of hypertexts within educational institutions-- Both conceptually and theoretically oriented contributions

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

Writing processes, text quality, and task effects

Writing processes, text quality, and task effects

empirical studies in first and second language writing

  • Author: Daphne van Weijen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 200
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Empirical Political Analysis

Empirical Political Analysis

Pearson New International Edition CourseSmart eTextbook

  • Author: Craig Leonard Brians
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315510200
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 446
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Empirical Political Analysis introduces students to the full range of qualitative and quantitative methods used in political science research. Organized around all of the stages of the research process, this comprehensive text surveys designing experiments, conducting research, evaluating results, and presenting findings. With exercises in the text and in a companion lab manual, Empirical Political Analysis gives students applied insights on the scopes and methods of political science research. Features: Offers comprehensive coverage of quantitative and qualitative research methods in political science, a hallmark since it first published over 25 years ago. Covers the research process from start to finish—hypothesis formation, literature review, research design, data gathering, data analysis, and research report writing. Includes in-depth examples of political science research to give discipline-specific instruction on political analysis. Features a “Practical Research Ethics” box in every chapter to make students aware of common ethical dilemmas and potential solutions to them. Written by political scientists who actively publish in subfields ranging from comparative politics to environmental policy to political communications to voting behavior. Includes learning goals, key terms, and research examples to help students engage and explore the most important concepts.

Composing Research, Communicating Results

Composing Research, Communicating Results

Writing the Communication Research Paper

  • Author: Kurt Lindemann
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118940903
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 184
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"Writing is an aspect often overlooked in the quest to provide students with the necessary skills to embark on a career in the increasingly important field of communication. For many students, putting one's thoughts and understanding of a topic onto paper can be a daunting task. Composing Research, Communicating Results: Writing the Communication Research Paper provides communication students with the knowledge and necessary tools to compose a variety of course-required papers that are scholarly, accessible, and well-written. Chapter coverage includes common myths associated with writing a research paper, brainstorming and researching topics, making and supporting arguments, style and formatting issues, writing the literature review, application and personal reaction papers, empirical research papers, presenting and publishing your work, and more. Each stage of the process is broken down into easy-to-follow steps supported by writing exercises and numerous examples drawn from published and student-written papers in the field. Composing Research, Communicating Results: Writing the Communication Research Paper fulfils an important and underserved niche in the classroom curricula, and is an essential resource for all students in communications-related courses"--