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Proposing Empirical Research

Proposing Empirical Research

A Guide to the Fundamentals

  • Author: Mildred L Patten
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351968440
  • 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.

Proposing Empirical Research

Proposing Empirical Research

A Guide to the Fundamentals

  • Author: Mildred L Patten
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351968459
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 200
  • View: 4177
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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.

Proposing Empirical Research

Proposing Empirical Research

A Guide to the Fundamentals

  • Author: Mildred L. Patten
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781936523306
  • Category: Proposal writing in research
  • Page: 200
  • View: 9357
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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."

Interpretation and Method

Interpretation and Method

Empirical Research Methods and the Interpretive Turn

  • Author: Dvora Yanow,Peregrine Schwartz-Shea
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317467353
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 552
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Exceptionally clear and well-written chapters provide engaging discussions of the methods of accessing, generating, and analyzing social science data, using methods ranging from reflexive historical analysis to critical ethnography. Reflecting on their own research experiences, the contributors offer an inside, applied perspective on how research topics, evidence, and methods intertwine to produce knowledge in the social sciences.

"Stretching" Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

  • Author: Valerie J. Janesick
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 150630043X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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In the new Fourth Edition of her inventive, one-of-a-kind book, “Stretching” Exercises for Qualitative Researchers, author Valerie J. Janesick uses dance, yoga, and meditation metaphors to help researchers tap into the intuitive and creative side of their research. In every chapter, “stretching” exercises help readers develop, practice, and hone fieldwork skills and vital habits of mind such as observation, interviewing, writing, creativity, technology, and analysis. While reading the book and working through the exercises, readers can complete a researcher’s reflective journal—an invaluable tool that will remain useful throughout their careers.

Understanding Research Methods

Understanding Research Methods

An Overview of the Essentials

  • Author: Mildred L Patten
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351817388
  • Category:
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A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret statistics without computations, so is suitable for all students regardless of their math background. The book is organized so that each concept is treated independently and can be used in any order without resulting in gaps in knowledge--allowing it to be easily and precisely adapted to any course. It uses lively examples on contemporary topics to stimulate students' interest, and engages them by showing the relevance of research methods to their everyday lives. Numerous case studies and end-of-section exercises help students master the material and encourage classroom discussion. The text is divided into short, independent topic sections, making it easy for you to adapt the material to your own teaching needs and customize assignments to the aspect of qualitative or quantitative methods under study--helping to improve students' comprehension and retention of difficult concepts. Additional online PowerPoint slides and test bank questions make this a complete resource for introducing students to research methods. ? New to this edition: New topic section on design decisions in research Additional material on production of knowledge and research methods Significant development of material on ethical considerations in research Fresh and contemporary examples from a wide variety of real, published research Topic-specific exercises at the end of each section now include suggestions for further steps researchers can take as they build their research project.

Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology

Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology

Integrating Diversity With Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods

  • Author: Donna M. Mertens
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483322602
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 536
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Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available. Praise for the previous edition: “The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.” —Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College “Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.” —Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado

Overseas Research

Overseas Research

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Christopher Brendan Barrett,Jeffrey W. Cason
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801855146
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 142
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Overseas Research: A Practical Guide is the first book designed explicitly to prepare scholars and professionals for the real-life challenges of living and working abroad. Opening with a discussion of site selection and project funding, the authors advise researchers on preparing for departure, setting up residence in the field, conducting research in an unfamiliar environment, employing field assistants, and organizing for and adjusting to the return home. The text is supplemented with insights, anecdotes, and tips from more than sixty scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, who conducted research in more than forty countries.

Handbook of Empirical Research on Islam and Economic Life

Handbook of Empirical Research on Islam and Economic Life

  • Author: M. Kabir Hassan
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784710733
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 736
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In Islamic jurisprudence, a comprehensive ethic has been formulated governing how business and commerce should be run, how accountability to God and the community is to be achieved, and how banking and finance is to be arranged. This Handbook examines how well these values are translated into actual performance. It explores whether those holding true to the system are hindered and put at a disadvantage or whether the Islamic institutions have been able to demonstrate that faith-based activities can be rewarding, both economically and spiritually.

Introduction to Gangs in America

Introduction to Gangs in America

  • Author: Ronald M. Holmes,Richard Tewksbury,George Higgins
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439869456
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 169
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Gangs have long been a social and criminal threat to society. Introduction to Gangs in America explains how gangs are addressed as a criminal justice and public policy problem, providing a student-friendly, easily accessible, concise overview of the role, place, structure, and activities of gangs in American society. The book describes what gangs are, what differentiates them from each other, how they share similarities, and how they fit into contemporary American culture. The authors explore the history and structure of gangs, reveal their clandestine activities, and analyze their social impact. The book also includes information on gender issues in gangs, and provides insight into how gangs impact American educational institutions Offering an insider’s account, the book provides in-depth profiles of specific gangs, including: Europe’s five major biker gangs The Outlaws The Hell’s Angels The Bandidos The Pagans Bloods Aryan Brotherhood Black Guerrilla Family Mexican Mafia Texas Syndicate Neta Discussion questions appear at the end of each chapter, stimulating debate and classroom discussion. It may never be possible to eradicate gangs from our culture. But by understanding their structure, their strengths and vulnerabilities, and how they operate, law enforcement can better protect the public from their nefarious activities. This text gives future law enforcement professionals rare insider insight into a subject typically shrouded in secrecy.

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

  • Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506347223
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 544
  • View: 664
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This Eighth Edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating that social science is a constant interplay between methods of inquiry and important social issues. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero use research examples that show how statistics is a tool for understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students acquire statistical literacy, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.

The Craft of Political Research

The Craft of Political Research

  • Author: W. Phillips Shively
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351979426
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 202
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The Craft of Political Research is a non-technical introduction to research design and analysis in political science, emphasizing the choices we make when we design a research project and analyze its results. The book’s approach centers on asking an interesting research question, and then designing inquiry into the question so as to eliminate as many alternative explanations as possible. How do we develop theory, and what constitutes a good research question? How do we develop measures and gather evidence to answer a question? How do we analyze our findings? Students will be introduced to such topics as multidimensional concepts, levels of measurement, validity, reliability, random and non-random measurement error, sampling, case selection, causality, experimental and quasi-experimental design, statistical inference, and regression and correlation analysis. Throughout, the emphasis is on understanding the "back story" of analysis — why do we measure in a particular way, why do we choose one design as against another, why do we conduct our analysis as we do. Emphasizing the internal logic of research methods and the collaborative nature of the research process, the greatest strength of the book is its clarity and the large range of political science examples it provides. It works at a conceptual level, seeking an understanding of the principles that underlie techniques and the reasons that we choose them. New to this edition: Updated and international examples from the US, UK, Latin America and China amongst others, and international organizations such as the World Bank and the United Nations. New section, "Reading Political Science" reviews sources of published political research, with some broad principles for how to find good sources, and advises students on what to look for in reading a research report New section, "Gathering Accurate Information" reviews published sources of data, such as UNESCO, and offers advice about how to use such sources. It advises students on how to gather data in personal interviews and it acquaints them with publicly available data sets for secondary analysis. Online material featuring revised learning objectives for each chapter, and a new section offering projects and questions for each chapter.

Questionnaire Research

Questionnaire Research

A Practical Guide

  • Author: Mildred L Patten
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351968416
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 160
  • View: 6603
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• Provides step-by-step guidance for students who will be conducting their first surveys to collect factual information, measure attitudes, and evaluate products, services, and programs using questionnaires. • Each chapter is structured around easy-to-follow guidelines. • Numerous examples illustrate the guidelines. The examples are on timely topics of interest to students. • This short book is an ideal supplement for guiding students through a class project. At the end of Chapter 1, they write the objectives for their questionnaires. They then follow the guidelines in subsequent chapters to complete their project. • Exercises at the end of each chapter allow students to practice their newly acquired skills. • Students learn that using questionnaires in research is both an art and a science—with principles that need to be followed for efficient, effective data collection. • Thoroughly field-tested for student interest and comprehension, this book is sure to please both you and your students. • We’ve had highly positive feedback from the numerous professors who have adopted this book to guide students in conducting term projects.

Human Memory

Human Memory

A Constructivist View

  • Author: Mary B. Howes,Geoffrey O'Shea
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0124081061
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 288
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While memory research has recently focused on brain images and neurological underpinnings of transmitters, Human Memory: A Constructivist View assesses how our individual identity affects what we remember, why and how. This book brings memory back to the constructivist questions of how all the experiences of an individual, up to the point of new memory input, help to determine what that person pays attention to, how that information is interpreted, and how all that ultimately affects what goes into memory and how it is stored. This also affects what can be recalled later and what kind of memory distortions are likely to occur. The authors describe constructionist theories of memory, what they predict, how this is borne out in research findings, presenting everyday life examples for better understanding of the material and interest. Intended for memory researchers and graduate level courses, this book is an excellent summary of human memory research from the constructivist perspective. Defines constructivist theory in memory research Assesses research findings relative to constructivist predictions Identifies how personal experience dictates attention, interpretation, and storage Integrates constructivist based findings with cognitive neuroscience

Craft and Spirit

Craft and Spirit

A Guide to the Exploratory Psychotherapies

  • Author: Joseph D. Lichtenberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134913788
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 216
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In Craft and Spirit, Joseph Lichtenberg writes of the craft of exploratory psychotherapy, by which he means the creative skill — even artistry — that mobilizes the spirit of inquiry in therapist and patient and sustains it over the course of psychotherapy. He expatiates on this craft as it pertains to patients of our time — patients who typically bring to therapy backgrounds of insecure attachment and serious concerns about safety and retraumatization. In each of ten chapters, Lichtenberg formulates a different guideline for technique, keyed to the broad domain of exploratory psychotherapies and are accompanied by numerous clinical illustrations. These guidelines seek to foster greater therapist involvement without compromising an openness to psychological exploration. They seek to sensitize therapists to the two interlacing tracks of communication that unfold in treatment: those of verbal exchange and of enactive messages. And they help guide therapist attention among interpenetrating domains of the patient’s subjectivity, the therapist’s subjectivity, and the intersubjective realm that emerges from their collaborative experience. Fusing the humanist tradition of therapeutic inquiry with knowledge gained from recent infancy and child research, Lichtenberg develops guidelines suitable to exploratory therapy with patients who communicate not only verbally but also through diverse affect states and altered cognitions. Consistently illuminating on the parallels and disjunctions between caregiver–child and therapist–patient relationships, Lichtenberg is clear about the adult-to-adult dimension of exploratory work in which “provision” is necessarily subordinate to “inquiry.” Craft and Spirit is aimed equally at prospective patients, therapists, and analysts, all of whom will be edified by this masterful demonstration of the ways in which a spirit of inquiry imbues the craft of psychotherapy, in Lichtenberg’s words, “with its liveliness of sustained purpose.”

Rethinking the Color Line

Rethinking the Color Line

Readings in Race and Ethnicity

  • Author: Charles A. Gallagher
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781506394138
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 600
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Charles A. Gallagher’s best-selling reader is now with SAGE Publishing! User-friendly without sacrificing intellectual or theoretical rigor, this popular anthology for race and ethnic relations courses introduces students to classic statements, contemporary favorites, and works by early career scholars. Rethinking the Color Line helps make sense of how race and ethnicity influence aspects of social life in ways that are often made invisible by culture, politics, and economics. The readings reflect a variety of approaches to studying race and ethnicity: a focus on specific minority groups; two or more groups in comparative perspective; and topics that look at the experience of many groups historically and within social institutions. Readers will see how they influence and in turn are influenced by race and ethnic relations. The new Sixth Edition has been thoroughly revised, with 18 new selections addressing topics that reflect the current debates and state of contemporary U.S. race relations, including: Current representations of Arabs and Muslims in the media Links among racial discrimination, stress, and public health outcomes How skin bleaching and cosmetic surgery are used to acquire racial “capital” The rising racial wealth gap How the race of drug users can turn a “crime” problem into a “public health” problem How race shapes immigration policies Home DNA ancestry tests and the blurring of existing racial boundaries

Content Analysis

Content Analysis

An Introduction to Its Methodology

  • Author: Klaus Krippendorff
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1506395643
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 472
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What matters in people’s social lives? What motivates and inspires our society? How do we enact what we know? Since the first edition published in 1980, Content Analysis has helped shape and define the field. In the highly anticipated Fourth Edition, award-winning scholar and author Klaus Krippendorff introduces you to the most current method of analyzing the textual fabric of contemporary society. Students and scholars will learn to treat data not as physical events but as communications that are created and disseminated to be seen, read, interpreted, enacted, and reflected upon according to the meanings they have for their recipients. Interpreting communications as texts in the contexts of their social uses distinguishes content analysis from other empirical methods of inquiry. Organized into three parts, Content Analysis first examines the conceptual aspects of content analysis, then discusses components such as unitizing and sampling, and concludes by showing readers how to trace the analytical paths and apply evaluative techniques. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised to offer you the most current techniques and research on content analysis, including new information on reliability and social media. You will also gain practical advice and experience for teaching academic and commercial researchers how to conduct content analysis.

Preparing Literature Reviews

Preparing Literature Reviews

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

  • Author: M Ling Pan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351968475
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 200
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• Illustrates all the steps in preparing qualitative and quantitative literature reviews. • Emphasizes topic selection, locating literature, and avoiding major pitfalls in evaluating and synthesizing literature. • Shows how to improve literature reviews through the judicious inclusion of statistical results found in the literature. • Provides easy-to-follow advice on how to avoid misrepresenting the results of published research in literature reviews. • The numerous examples throughout the text and the nine model literature reviews clarify the process of following the guidelines for writing solid, state-of-the-art literature reviews. • Shows students how to blend qualitative and quantitative approaches to preparing literature reviews without being overly mathematical. • Two chapters present clear explanations of how to conduct meta-analyses. • All examples have been updated to ensure consistency with the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the fourth edition of the American Sociological Association’s Style Guide.

Disaster Research

Disaster Research

Multidisciplinary and International Perspectives

  • Author: Rasmus Dahlberg,Olivier Rubin,Morten Thanning Vendelø
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317531396
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Given the tendency of books on disasters to predominantly focus on strong geophysical or descriptive perspectives and in-depth accounts of particular catastrophes, Disaster Research provides a much-needed multidisciplinary perspective of the area. This book is is structured thematically around key approaches to disaster research from a range of different, but often complementary academic disciplines. Each chapter presents distinct approaches to disaster research that is anchored in a particular discipline; ranging from the law of disasters and disaster historiography to disaster politics and anthropology of disaster. The methodological and theoretical contributions underlining a specific approach to disasters are discussed and illustrative empirical cases are examined that support and further inform the proposed approach to disaster research. The book thus provides unique insights into fourteen state-of-the-art disciplinary approaches to the understanding of disasters. The theoretical discussions as well as the diverse range of disaster cases should be of interest to both postgraduate and undergraduate students, as well as academics, researchers and policymakers.

Educational Research

Educational Research

Competencies for Analysis and Applications

  • Author: L R Gay,Geoffrey E Mills,Peter Airasian
  • Publisher: Pearson Education (Us)
  • ISBN: 9780132081542
  • Category:
  • Page: 636
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A leader in Introduction to Educational Research courses, Educational Research: Competencies for Analysis and Applications, ninth edition, remains a practical text focused on the skills and procedures students need in order to become competent consumers and producers of educational research. The accessible writing style and light, humorous tone of this book helps to demystify and enliven this demanding course.The textuses a direct, step-by-step approach to theresearch process.Tasks are included throughout the text to guide students through the process of creating their own research report. Published research articles are now included in every research methods chapter to provide students with illustrations of exemplary qualitative and quantitative research.Key changes in the ninth edition include an expanded coverage of qualitative research through a new chapter on Case Study Research (Chapter 17), a new chapter on Survey Research (Chapter 7), an increased emphasis on ethical considerations in the conduct of educational research (Chapter 1), and significant updates to Descriptive Statistics (Chapter 12) and Inferential Statistics (Chapter 13) that increase the coverage of how to use technology in the research process."