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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.

Writing Empirical Research Reports

Writing Empirical Research Reports

A Basic Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Fred Pyrczak,Randall R. Bruce
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781936523368
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 162
  • View: 5097
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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.

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."

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.

A Cross Section of Psychological Research

A Cross Section of Psychological Research

Journal Articles for Discussion and Evaluation

  • Author: Andrea K Milinki
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351867261
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 248
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

A Practical Guide to Realistic Evaluation

  • Author: Fred Pyrczak
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135197047X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 168
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• A supplementary guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. • Your students will learn the practical aspects of evaluating research, not just how to apply a laundry list of technical terms from their textbooks. • Each chapter is organized around evaluation questions. For each question, there is a concise explanation of how to apply it in the evaluation of research reports. • Numerous examples from journals in the social and behavioral sciences illustrate the application of the evaluation questions. Students see actual examples of strong and weak features of published reports. • Commonsense models for evaluation combined with a lack of jargon make it possible for students to start evaluating research articles the first week of class. • The structure of this book enables students to work with confidence while evaluating articles for homework. • Avoids oversimplification in the evaluation process by describing the nuances that may make an article publishable even though it has serious methodological flaws. Students learn when and why certain types of flaws may be tolerated. They learn why evaluation should not be performed mechanically. • This book received very high student evaluations when field-tested with students just beginning their study of research methods. • Contains more than 60 new examples from recently published research. In addition, minor changes have been made throughout for consistency with the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

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 Literature Reviews

Writing Literature Reviews

A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Jose L. Galvan,Melisa C. Galvan
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351858920
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 308
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This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide numerous examples from published reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book. ? New to the seventh edition: ? Each chapter breaks down the larger holistic review of literature exercise into a series of smaller, manageable steps Practical instructions for navigating today’s digital libraries Comprehensive discussions about digital tools, including bibliographic and plagiarism detection software Chapter activities that reflect the book’s updated content New model literature reviews Online resources designed to help instructors plan and teach their courses (www.routledge.com/9780415315746).

Conducting Research

Conducting Research

Social and Behavioral Science Methods

  • Author: Lawrence T Orcher
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351970658
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 312
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• Prepares students to conduct their first empirical research study, with quantitative and qualitative methods covered in detail. Common features as well as differences between the two research approaches are explored. • While theoretical material is included, the emphasis is on providing practical, easy-to-follow advice on how to conduct a first research project. • Unlike most texts with hypothetical examples, this text—with real examples written by a variety of published researchers—makes research methods come alive. Students see how research methods are used to explore important, contemporary problems. • Factual Questions at the end of each chapter help students review key concepts covered in the chapters. • Questions for Discussion encourage students to consider specific techniques and strategies that they might use while conducting their research.

Adolescent Girls in Distress

Adolescent Girls in Distress

A Guide for Mental Health Treatment and Prevention

  • Author: Laura Hensley Choate
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826109543
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 313
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Human-Computer Interaction

Human-Computer Interaction

An Empirical Research Perspective

  • Author: I. Scott MacKenzie
  • Publisher: Newnes
  • ISBN: 0124071651
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 370
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Human-Computer Interaction: An Empirical Research Perspective is the definitive guide to empirical research in HCI. The book begins with foundational topics including historical context, the human factor, interaction elements, and the fundamentals of science and research. From there, you'll progress to learning about the methods for conducting an experiment to evaluate a new computer interface or interaction technique. There are detailed discussions and how-to analyses on models of interaction, focusing on descriptive models and predictive models. Writing and publishing a research paper is explored with helpful tips for success. Throughout the book, you'll find hands-on exercises, checklists, and real-world examples. This is your must-have, comprehensive guide to empirical and experimental research in HCI—an essential addition to your HCI library. Master empirical and experimental research with this comprehensive, A-to-Z guide in a concise, hands-on reference Discover the practical and theoretical ins-and-outs of user studies Find exercises, takeaway points, and case studies throughout

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.

Writing Case Reports

Writing Case Reports

A How-to Manual for Clinicians

  • Author: Irene McEwen,Irene R. McEwen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781931369626
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 210
  • View: 3589
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"For physical therapists and other health care professionals who want to contribute descriptions of practice to their profession's body of knowledge."

The Compleat Academic

The Compleat Academic

A Practical Guide for the Beginning Social Scientist

  • Author: Mark P. Zanna,John M. Darley
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780898599497
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 225
  • View: 8119
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This volume is a collection of information about the concerns and problems of the beginning social scientist in the academic and nonacademic world. Covering topics from the senior graduate student's job search to the assistant professor's research and teaching experiences, this book serves as an official introduction to the "rules of the academic game."

Method Meets Art

Method Meets Art

Arts-Based Research Practice

  • Author: Patricia Leavy
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1462512410
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
  • View: 3664
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This book presents the first comprehensive introduction to arts-based research (ABR) practices, which scholars in multiple disciplines are fruitfully using to reveal information and represent experiences that traditional methods cannot capture. Each of the six major ABR genres--narrative inquiry, poetry, music, performance, dance, and visual art--is covered in chapters that introduce key concepts and tools and present an exemplary research article by a leading ABR practitioner. Patricia Leavy discusses the kinds of research questions these innovative approaches can address and offers practical guidance for applying them in all phases of a research project, from design and data collection to analysis, interpretation, representation, and evaluation. Chapters include checklists to guide methodological decision making, discussion questions, and recommended print and online resources.

Success at Statistics

Success at Statistics

A Worktext with Humor

  • Author: Fred Pyrczak
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351968068
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 502
  • View: 1673
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• This comprehensive text covers all the traditional topics in a first-semester course. • Divided into 67 short sections, this book makes the topics easy to digest. Students regularly get positive reinforcement as they check their mastery with exercises at the end of each section. • Each exercise is based on a humorous riddle. If the answer to a riddle makes sense, students know all their answers for that exercise are correct. If not, they know they need to check their answers. • Short sections make it easy to customize your course by assigning only those sections needed to fulfill your objectives. • A comprehensive basic math review at the end of this book may be used to help students whose math skills are rusty. • Thoroughly field-tested for student interest and comprehension. The short sections and humor-based, self-checking riddles are greatly appreciated by students. • Contains Part D on effect size, which provides technical solutions to issues raised in Part C (such as the limitations of inferential statistics). New to this edition: Section 1: Explains the importance of statistical techniques in the advancement of scientific knowledge. Section 11: Provides practice with the summation operation before using it in multiple statistical tests. Section 27: This section on z-scores explains how to translate a percentile rank into a raw score. Section 30: Underlines the importance of figural representations of data, explains how to identify the most appropriate figure, and discusses how to label figures effectively. Section 41: Provides a deeper understanding of the relationship between p-values and critical values in a statistical test. Appendix J: A summary table of all statistical equations and guidelines for choosing a particular statistical test. Table 1: The format and discussion for the Table of the Normal Curve has been changed to a more conventional presentation of this statistical tool.

Doing a Research Project in Nursing and Midwifery

Doing a Research Project in Nursing and Midwifery

A Basic Guide to Research Using the Literature Review Methodology

  • Author: Carroll Siu,Huguette Comerasamy
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446275469
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 216
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Due to ethical issues surrounding data collection in the field of healthcare, students are no longer able to undertake their own empirical research. This book is written for nursing and midwifery students completing a research project based on reviewing published literature and using secondary data. It de-mystifies the concept of literature review methodology and supports students writing up their dissertation, thesis or work-based learning project. The book provides step-by-step guidance on: - Identifying a research problem - Qualitative and quantitative research design - Literature searching - Ethical considerations - Analysis of secondary data - Writing your dissertation Through its discussion of non-empirical methods, the book also prepares students for future empirical research by providing examples of best practice in healthcare research. The book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates who want to succeed in their nursing or midwifery research project.

Music Therapy Research

Music Therapy Research

  • Author: Barbara L. Wheeler
  • Publisher: Barcelona Pub
  • ISBN: 9781891278266
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 586
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This is the first and most comprehensive textbook on music therapy research to be published, with 24 chapters, edited and authored by eminent researchers and scholars. The book begins with an overview of issues in music therapy research, followed by a survey of the current literature; then different types of quantitative and qualitative research designs are described in detail, including philosophical and historical modes of inquiry. Several chapters describe the actual process of doing research, and throughout the book, numerous examples of music therapy research are provided. This is a standard reference for students and professionals in the field.

How to Do Your Research Project

How to Do Your Research Project

A Guide for Students

  • Author: Gary Thomas
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526414554
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 360
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Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. 'Gary’s book, never more than a metre away, has been my indispensable research companion. With its easy layout, my well-worn copy, stripy with florescent marker and pencilled notes, has been my go-to, on-hand supervisor throughout my degree; taking the distance out of distance learning. Replace daunting and impossible with clarity and entertainment. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it; it has been my gateway to achievement' - Ellie Davies Moore, distance learner in Multi-Sensory Impairment at the University of Birmingham With more advice on concluding, writing up and presenting research, using social media and digital methods, and understanding what supervisors want and how to work with them, the third edition of this bestselling title continues to lead the way as an essential guide for anyone undertaking a research project in the applied social sciences. Setting out a clear and detailed road map, Gary Thomas guides the reader through the different stages of a research project, explaining key steps and processes at each level in refreshingly jargon-free terms. It covers: - How to choose your research question - Project management and study skills - Effective literature reviews - Methodology, theory and research design frames - Ethics and access - Data collection tools - Effective data analysis - Discussing findings, concluding and writing up Packed with engaging anecdotal evidence and practical advice and supported by an interactive website featuring worksheets, videos, SAGE Journal articles and more, this new edition is a user-friendly, one-stop-shop for guidance on research principles.