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Understanding Research Methods

Understanding Research Methods

An Overview of the Essentials

  • Author: Mildred L. Patten
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351969749
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 218
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• Designed for students who are getting lost in the details of research methods and not getting the big picture, this short book provides an overview of the essential concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. •Lively examples on contemporary topics stimulate students’ interest and show the relevance of research methods to their everyday lives. •Divided into short sections, this book makes it easy for you to give customized assignments. Assign only the sections your students need. •Shows students how to interpret statistics without computations. •Factual Questions at the end of each section allow students to check their comprehension. •Questions for Discussion stimulate classroom dialogue. • New to this edition: Five new sections on in-text citations and reference lists have been added. Numerous changes have also been made for consistency with the latest editions of the APA and ASA Style manuals, and new examples have been added.

Reading and Understanding Research

Reading and Understanding Research

  • Author: Lawrence F. Locke,Stephen J. Silverman,Waneen Wyrick Spirduso
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412975743
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 291
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There is virtually no way to complete one's education without encountering a research report. The book that has helped demystify qualitative and quantitative research articles for thousands of readers, from the authors of the best-selling Proposals that Work, has been revised. This edition is completely reorganized to separate quantitative and qualitative research with four new distinct sections (research reports, quantitative research, qualitative research, and research reviews. The authors presume no special background in research, and begin by introducing and framing the notion of reading research within a wider social context. Next they offer insight on when to seek out research, locating and selecting the right reports, and how to help evaluate research for trustworthiness.

Understanding Research in Counselling

Understanding Research in Counselling

  • Author: Graham Bright,Gill Harrison
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1446294927
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 192
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Many counselling courses have a strong research element built into the modules and students are expected to gain a thorough understanding of research issues early on in their studies. This accessible and practical textbook will demystify research and make it relevant to counselling practice. There are sections on linking clinical practice to research, developing 'curiosity' and engaging with the data. The book uses clinical practice as a basis for understanding research, and makes connections between the activity of therapy and the research process.

Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

  • Author: Jay C. Thomas,Michel Hersen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1136831193
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 514
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Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Second Edition is designed and written for graduate students aspiring to careers in practice and presents research as an indispensable tool for practice.

Understanding Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

Understanding Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology

  • Author: Helen Gavin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473903475
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 424
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Understanding and applying research methods and statistics in psychology is one of the corner stones of study at undergraduate level. To enable all undergraduate psychology students to carry out their own investigations the textbook covers basic and advanced qualitative and quantitative methods and follows a sequential structure starting from first principles to more advanced techniques. Accompanied by a companion website, the textbook: - Grounds all techniques to psychological theory relating each topic under discussion to well established pieces of research - Can be used by the student at beginning and more advanced undergraduate level - therefore a `one-stop' shop - Includes a creative and practical selection of heuristic devices that cement knowledge of the techniques and skills covered in the textbook

Understanding Research

Understanding Research

Coping with the Quantitative - Qualitative Divide

  • Author: M.I. Franklin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136312021
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Planning, undertaking and completing a research project – from dissertations to presentations - can be a daunting undertaking for any student, involving a number of easily taken mis-steps for those without adequate guidance. The objective of any research project is to gather data, analyse it based on your research question and present your findings and conclusions. For students, having the right approach to these steps can mean the difference between an easily handled process resulting in a well argued and presented project, or panicked flailing, misdirection and confusion. For those fearful of not getting enough research done, doing it the wrong way, putting it together incorrectly, or unsure of what the end result will be, then Understanding Research is an invaluable guide to getting it right and putting fears to bed. Successfully completing a research project is a major milestone in most university degrees, and it should be daunting – although not unassailable. This book provides students with the guidance necessary to start, undertake and present their research project in social science or the humanities. This text addresses: Where do I start? How do I begin my research and pull it together into a research question? - takes the student through the process of project design, starting research and gaining confidence in their choices Am I Researching the right things? Is it taking me in the direction I want to go? What direction is it taking me in? - explores the decision making process at all points of a research project and the implications of these decisions in the longer term Am I researching in the right way – should I be conducting interviews, reading articles or collecting statistical data? - outlines the practical and philosophical conundrums around specific techniques for gathering and analysing data Focussed explicitly on the needs and experiences of students and including a wealth of practical tips, this work is an essential resource for all students embarking on a research project. Understanding Research includes: 90 illustrations 2 tables 21 text boxes Glossary Further Reading guides for each chapter

Understanding Research in Second Language Learning

Understanding Research in Second Language Learning

A Teacher's Guide to Statistics and Research Design

  • Author: Brown,James Dean Brown
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521315517
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 219
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What is research? - Variables - Data organization - Controlling extraneous variables - Critiquing statistical studies - The group and the individuals - Patterns in human behavior - Statistics for testing - Statistical logic - Correlation - Comparing means - Comparing frequencies - Hands-on critique and posttest.

Understanding Research for Nursing Students

Understanding Research for Nursing Students

  • Author: Peter Ellis
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473967635
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 176
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Do your students find research difficult to engage with or want a textbook that is easy to read? Right from the start of their programme it is crucial for nursing students to be able to understand and evaluate current research to support their learning. This book helps students recognise what good research is by providing an introductory guide to the main research methodologies used in nursing. It simplifies complex terminology and puts research into context for nursing students, with clear examples and case studies. Key features · Written in clear, easy to follow language · Each chapter is linked to relevant NMC Standards and Essential Skills Clusters · A companion website with 9 podcasts to bring topics from the book to life.

Understanding Research with Children and Young People

Understanding Research with Children and Young People

  • Author: Alison Clark,Rosie Flewitt,Martyn Hammersley,Martin Robb
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473903963
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 328
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How do views about children shape research concerned with their lives? What different forms can research with children take? What ethical issues does it involve? How does it impact on policy and practice, and on the lives of children themselves? This book helps you to understand how research is designed and carried out to explore questions about the lives of children and young people. It tackles the methodological, practical and ethical challenges involved, and features examples of actual research that illustrate: Different strategies for carrying out research Common challenges that arise in the research process Varying modes of engagement that researchers can adopt with participants and audiences; and The impact that research can have on future studies, policy and practice.

Understanding Research in the Digital Age

Understanding Research in the Digital Age

  • Author: Sarah Quinton,Nina Reynolds
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526448319
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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A guide to understanding digital research from both a conceptual and practical perspective, helping the reader to make sense of the issues, challenges and opportunities of social science research in the digital age. The book will help the reader to understand how the digital context impacts on social science research and is divided into three main sections: A Justification & Reconceptualization of Digital Research: The authors explore how far the digital environment is transforming social science research. Accessing Digital Data: An outline of the characteristics of digital data, temporality issues in digital research and different data sources. Moving Forward with Digital Research: Examining the practicalities of how to conduct digital research, with examples and suggestions to strengthen the implementation of digital research. Suitable for Masters and Doctoral students undertaking digital or online research methods courses, as well as anyone doing a research project or dissertation with an online component.