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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.

Strategies for Writing Center Research

Strategies for Writing Center Research

  • Author: Jackie Grutsch McKinney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781602357198
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 220
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LENSES ON COMPOSITION STUDIES Series Editors: Sheryl I. Fontaine and Steve Westbrook. STRATEGIES FOR WRITING CENTER RESEARCH is a guide to empirical research on writing center work. Though there are many other places where formal writing instruction, conversations about writing, conversations about teaching writing, writing, and revision happen, these activities are all always occurring in writing centers. All of the political, theoretical, social, spatial, technological, and practical debates about how a someone becomes a better writer play out hour after hour in the writing center; thus, the possibility of the writing center as a site for serious, interesting, groundbreaking writing research cannot be overstated. STRATEGIES FOR WRITING CENTER RESEARCH is divided into three parts that correspond, more or less, to the stages of a research project. Part 1 includes an overview of writing center research, an introduction to key terms for research, a discussion of how to conduct bibliographic research in writing center studies, and advice on shaping a research proposal. Part 2 helps readers select appropriate research methods for their research questions. Chapters are devoted to discourse analysis, interviewing, surveying, fieldwork, and action research, including a discussion of the limitations, ethical challenges, and pitfalls to expect, as well as a description of the sort of data collected. Part 3 includes a discussion of approaches for analyzing and reporting research. JACKIE GRUTSCH MCKINNEY is Director of the Writing Center and Professor of English at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Her scholarship on writing center issues has appeared in key journals such as WPA: Writing Program Administration, Writing Center Journal, Writing Lab Newsletter, and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, as well as in several writing center edited collections, including Before and After the Tutorial, Multiliteracy Centers, and The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Her first book, Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers, won the International Writing Center Association Outstanding Book Award in 2014.

Scholarly Publication in a Changing Academic Landscape: Models for Success

Scholarly Publication in a Changing Academic Landscape: Models for Success

  • Author: Lynée Lewis Gaillet,Letizia Guglielmo
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137410760
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 150
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More publication by contingent faculty, Guglielmo and Gaillet contend, enriches and deepens both the scholarly conversation and individual faculty's work as teacher-scholars. They provide a guide for scholars off the tenure track, addressing the publication process step by step and showing its compatibility with teaching-focused scholarship.

Empirical Research and Writing

Empirical Research and Writing

A Political Science Student’s Practical Guide

  • Author: Leanne C. Powner
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483370666
  • 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.

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.

New Directions for Research in L2 Writing

New Directions for Research in L2 Writing

  • Author: S. Ransdell,M.-L. Barbier
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402005381
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 277
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This book describes the current psycholinguistic research being conducted internationally on better understanding second language (L2) writing. It is based on an experimental research tradition arising from recent progress made in methodology, technology and theory in both native and second language writing. It is unique in that it is specifically geared to better understanding L2 writing and how it relates to L1 writing research in the psycholinguistic tradition.

Affective Methodologies

Affective Methodologies

Developing Cultural Research Strategies for the Study of Affect

  • Author: Britta Timm Knudsen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137483199
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 258
  • View: 2022
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The collection proposes inventive research strategies for the study of the affective and fluctuating dimensions of cultural life. It presents studies of nightclubs, YouTube memes, political provocations, heritage sites, blogging, education development, and haunting memories.

Critical Strategies for Social Research

Critical Strategies for Social Research

  • Author: William K. Carroll
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • ISBN: 1551302519
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 408
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Edited by Canadian sociologist William K. Carroll, this thought-provoking volume is designed for research methods courses in sociology and social sciences. Critical Strategies for Social Research explores ways in which several key research strategies bring an emancipatory dimension to social analysis. The new approaches recognize that social analysis is a form of knowledge production that takes place in a human-constructed world marked by injustice and persistent inequality. Carroll considers five influential and productive strategies of inquiry: Dialectical Social Analysis Institutional Ethnography Participatory Action Research Critical Discourse Analysis Social Inquiry as Communicative Reason

Qualitative Research in Social Work

Qualitative Research in Social Work

  • Author: Anne E. Fortune,William J. Reid,Robert L. Miller, Jr.
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535449
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
  • View: 4781
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In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters address different approaches to qualitative inquiry, applications to essential areas of research and practice, integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and epistemological issues. This second edition brings even greater depth and relevance to social work qualitative research, including new material that tackles traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis. To increase the usefulness for students and researchers, the editors have reorganized the text to present basic principles first and then their applications, and they have increased their focus on ethics, values, and theory. New and revised illustrative studies highlight more than ever the connection between effective research and improved social functioning among individuals and groups. The collection continues to feature scholars and practitioners who have shaped the social work research practice canon for more than twenty years, while also adding the innovative work of up-and-coming talent.

Handbook of Educational Psychology

Handbook of Educational Psychology

  • Author: Patricia A. Alexander,PHILIP H WINNE
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135283516
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 1078
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Sponsored by Division 15 of APA, the second edition of this groundbreaking book has been expanded to 41 chapters that provide unparalleled coverage of this far-ranging field. Internationally recognized scholars contribute up-to-date reviews and critical syntheses of the following areas: foundations and the future of educational psychology, learners’ development, individual differences, cognition, motivation, content area teaching, socio-cultural perspectives on teaching and learning, teachers and teaching, instructional design, teacher assessment, and modern perspectives on research methodologies, data, and data analysis. New chapters cover topics such as adult development, self-regulation, changes in knowledge and beliefs, and writing. Expanded treatment has been given to cognition, motivation, and new methodologies for gathering and analyzing data. The Handbook of Educational Psychology, Second Edition provides an indispensable reference volume for scholars, teacher educators, in-service practitioners, policy makers and the academic libraries serving these audiences. It is also appropriate for graduate level courses devoted to the study of educational psychology.

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Tips and Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Fred C. Lunenburg,Beverly J. Irby
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 141294225X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 333
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This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists

  • Author: Virginia Wise Berninger,Todd L. Richards
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780120928712
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 373
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Although educators are expected to bring about functional changes in the brain--the organ of human learning--they are given no formal training in the structure, function or development of the brain in formal or atypically developing children as part of their education. This book is organized around three conceptual themes: First, the interplay between nature (genetics) and nurture (experience and environment) is emphasized. Second, the functional systems of the brain are explained in terms of how they lead to reading, writing and mathematics and the design of instruction. Thirdly, research is presented, not as a finished product, but as a step forward within the field of educational neuropsychology. The book differs from neuropsychology and neuroscience books in that it is aimed at practitioners, focuses on high incidence neuropsychological conditions seen in the classroom, and is the only book that integrates both brain research with the practice of effective literacy, and mathematics instruction of the general and special education school-aged populations.

Writing in Psychology

Writing in Psychology

  • Author: Scott A. Miller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317970918
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 188
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This book helps readers become better writers of psychology and better writers in general. After reading thousands of course papers, theses, and dissertations, Dr. Miller knows and addresses the issues that students find most challenging when writing about psychology. Written with the utmost flexibility in mind, the chapters can be read in any order. More comprehensive than similar texts, this book provides detailed coverage of how to write empirical reports, research proposals, and literature reviews, and how to read meta-analyses. Readers will also find invaluable strategies for improving one’s writing including how to adopt an engaging yet accurate style, thorough coverage of grammatical and word use rules that govern writing in general, and the APA (American Psychological Association) rules that govern the expression of that content. Readers will appreciate these helpful learning tools: Describes the most common APA style rules encountered and/or highlights references to the Manual when more detailed knowledge is required. Numerous examples from journal articles that help readers gain a clearer understanding of content they will encounter in writing psychological reports. Chapter exercises that provide an opportunity to apply the points conveyed in each chapter. Examples of the most common mistakes made by students and how to avoid them and best practices for improving one’s writing. Tables that help readers gain a clearer understanding of the new standards in the APA Publications Manual, 6th ed (Appendix A). Errors in APA Style exemplified via an improperly formatted paper and another version noting corrections pertaining to APA style and grammar, to highlight the most common pitfalls encountered by students (Appendix B). Ideal for courses on writing in psychology or as a supplement for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses in research design or research methods, this book also serves as a resource for anyone looking for guidance on how to write about psychological content.

Discovery of Grounded Theory

Discovery of Grounded Theory

Strategies for Qualitative Research

  • Author: Barney Glaser
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351522167
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 282
  • View: 7599
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Most writing on sociological method has been concerned with how accurate facts can be obtained and how theory can thereby be more rigorously tested. In The Discovery of Grounded Theory, Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss address the equally Important enterprise of how the discovery of theory from data?systematically obtained and analyzed in social research?can be furthered. The discovery of theory from data?grounded theory?is a major task confronting sociology, for such a theory fits empirical situations, and is understandable to sociologists and laymen alike. Most important, it provides relevant predictions, explanations, interpretations, and applications. In Part I of the book, "Generation Theory by Comparative Analysis," the authors present a strategy whereby sociologists can facilitate the discovery of grounded theory, both substantive and formal. This strategy involves the systematic choice and study of several comparison groups. In Part II, The Flexible Use of Data," the generation of theory from qualitative, especially documentary, and quantitative data Is considered. In Part III, "Implications of Grounded Theory," Glaser and Strauss examine the credibility of grounded theory. The Discovery of Grounded Theory is directed toward improving social scientists' capacity for generating theory that will be relevant to their research. While aimed primarily at sociologists, it will be useful to anyone Interested In studying social phenomena?political, educational, economic, industrial? especially If their studies are based on qualitative data.

Strategy for Chaos

Strategy for Chaos

Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History

  • Author: Colin Gray,Professor of International Politics and Strategic Studies and Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies Colin Gray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135754764
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
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In this volume, Professor Colin Gray develops and applies the theory and scholarship on the allegedly historical practice of the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA), in order to improve our comprehension of how and why strategy 'works'. The author explores the RMA hypothesis both theoretically and historically. The book argues that the conduct of an RMA has to be examined as a form of strategic behaviour, which means that, of necessity, it must "work" as strategy works. The great RMA debate of the 1990s is reviewed empathetically, though sceptically, by the author, with every major school of thought allowed its day in court. The author presents three historical RMAs as case studies for his argument: those arguably revealed in the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon; in World War I; and in the nuclear age. The focus of his analysis is how these grand RMAs functioned strategically. The conclusions that he draws from these empirical exercises are then applied to help us understand what, indeed, is - and what is not - happening with the much vaunted information-technology-led RMA of today.

Academic Writing

Academic Writing

At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse

  • Author: Maggie Charles,Susan Hunston,Diane Pecorari
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 144111730X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 316
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Contemporary research into written academic discourse has become increasingly polarised between two approaches: corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. This volume presents a selection of recent work by experts in academic written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse analysis can work as complementary approaches. The overall introduction sets the volume against the backdrop of current work in English for Academic Purposes, and introductions to the each section draw out connections between the chapters and put them into context. The contributors are experts in the field and they cover both novice and expert examples of EAP. The book ends with an afterword that provides an agenda-setting closing perspective on the future of EAP research. It will appeal to reserachers and postgrduates in applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and EAP.

Case Study Research in Educational Settings

Case Study Research in Educational Settings

  • Author: Michael Bassey
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335230628
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 178
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This book offers new insights into the case study as a tool of educational research and suggests how it can be a prime research strategy for developing educational theory which illuminates policy and enhances practice. Several different kinds of educational case studies are identified, namely: theory-seeking, theory-testing, story-telling, picture-drawing, and evaluative case study and there are substantial examples of each of these. The book develops the author's recent advocacy of fuzzy generalization.

Handbook of Ethics in Quantitative Methodology

Handbook of Ethics in Quantitative Methodology

  • Author: Sonya K. Sterba
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 113688873X
  • Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Page: 544
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"Part 1 presents ethical frameworks that cross-cut design, analysis, and modeling in the behavioral sciences. Part 2 focuses on ideas for disseminating ethical training in statistics courses. Part 3 considers the ethical aspects of selecting measurement instruments and sample size planning and explores issues related to high stakes testing, the defensibility of experimental vs. quasi-experimental research designs, and ethics in program evaluation. Decision points that shape a researchers' approach to data analysis are examined in Part 4 - when and why analysts need to account for how the sample was selected, how to evaluate tradeoffs of hypothesis-testing vs. estimation, and how to handle missing data. Ethical issues that arise when using techniques such as factor analysis or multilevel modeling and when making causal inferences are also explored. The book concludes with ethical aspects of reporting meta-analyses, of cross-disciplinary statistical reform, and of the publication process.

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

A GUIDE TO FOR RESEACHERS IN MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Author: BILL TAYLOR,GAUTAM SINHA,TAPOSH GHOSHAL
  • Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9788120329911
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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The Book Intended to serve as a text for postgraduate students of commerce, management, and social sciences, and especially for the first-time researchers, this well-organized book deals with the variety of research methods used in management and social sciences, with particular emphasis on the implementation of these methods. It offers readers practical guidelines for research and directs them through all the stages of research—from identifying a viable research project to the submission of a dissertation, report, or research article. The text identifies three dimensions of research methodology—research strategies, research methods and research data—that provide a structure for the book.

Designing Writing Tasks for the Assessment of Writing

Designing Writing Tasks for the Assessment of Writing

  • Author: Leo Ruth,Sandra Murphy
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780893914301
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 317
  • View: 3841
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This volume reports the results of a series of investigations of the properties of writing tasks, their authors' intentions, and the responses that these tasks evoked in student-writers and teacher-raters. The volume explains how both student-writers and teacher-raters, in their reading of the same topic/text, can arrive at different meanings. The investigations undertaken led the authors to make a number of recommendations about selecting subjects, specifying audience and mode, formulating instructions, and wording the topic. These recommendations are presented in non-technical language in a comprehensive set of Guidelines for Designing Topics for Writing Assessments.