Introduction to Research

Introduction to Research
Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin
Publsiher: Mosby Incorporated
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780815109792
ISBN 13: 0815109792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Research Book Review:

Updated to reflect changes that have occurred in health care and human service research since the first edition, Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 2nd edition, recognizes and values multiple research strategies. It proposes that naturalistic and experimental-type research strategies have equal value and contribute in complementary and distinct ways to a science of practice. Knowledge of these different research traditions presents new opportunities for addressing the complex research questions that are emerging as a consequence of today's constantly changing health care and human service environments.

Introduction to Research Methods

Introduction to Research Methods
Author: Bora Pajo
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1483386945
ISBN 13: 9781483386942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Research Methods Book Review:

Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach makes learning research methods easy for students by giving them activities they can experience and do on their own. With clear, simple, and even humorous prose, this text offers students a straightforward introduction to an exciting new world of social science and behavioral research. Rather than making research seem intimidating, author Bora Pajo shows students how research can be an easy, ongoing conversation on topics that matter in their lives. Each chapter includes real research examples that illustrate specific topics that the chapter covers, guides that help students explore actual research challenges in more depth, and ethical considerations relating to specific chapter topics. 3 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Read This Book 1. Conducting research can be fun when you see it in terms that relate to your everyday life. 2. Knowing how to do research will open many doors for you in your career. It will open your mind to new ideas on what you might pursue in the future (e.g., becoming an entrepreneur, opening your own nongovernmental organization, or running your own health clinic), and give you an extra analytic skill to brag about in your job interviews. 3. Understanding research will make you an educated consumer. You will be able to evaluate the information before you and determine what to accept and what to reject. Truth be told, understanding research will save you money in the short and long term*. *From Chapter 1 of Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach

Introduction to Research Methods

Introduction to Research Methods
Author: Robert B Burns
Publsiher: SAGE Publications Limited
Total Pages: 613
Release: 2000-05-02
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OSU:32435072511355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Research Methods Book Review:

This fourth edition of Introduction to Research Methods is a practical guide to the main quantitative and qualitative research methods in statistics. Burns demystifies complex theories and methodologies, minimising mathematical notation.'

Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in the Health Sciences

Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in the Health Sciences
Author: Gareth Hagger-Johnson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-06-20
ISBN 10: 1317674413
ISBN 13: 9781317674412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in the Health Sciences Book Review:

Whilst the ‘health sciences’ are a broad and diverse area, and includes public health, primary care, health psychology, psychiatry and epidemiology, the research methods and data analysis skills required to analyse them are very similar. Moreover, the ability to appraise and conduct research is emphasised within the health sciences – and students are expected increasingly to do both. Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in the Health Sciences presents a balanced blend of quantitative research methods, and the most widely used techniques for collecting and analysing data in the health sciences. Highly practical in nature, the book guides you, step-by-step, through the research process, and covers both the consumption and the production of research and data analysis. Divided into the three strands that run throughout quantitative health science research – critical numbers, critical appraisal of existing research, and conducting new research – this accessible textbook introduces: Descriptive statistics Measures of association for categorical and continuous outcomes Confounding, effect modification, mediation and causal inference Critical appraisal Searching the literature Randomised controlled trials Cohort studies Case-control studies Research ethics and data management Dissemination and publication Linear regression for continuous outcomes Logistic regression for categorical outcomes. A dedicated companion website offers additional teaching and learning resources for students and lecturers, including screenshots, R programming code, and extensive self-assessment material linked to the book’s exercises and activities. Clear and accessible with a comprehensive coverage to equip the reader with an understanding of the research process and the practical skills they need to collect and analyse data, it is essential reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate students in the health and medical sciences.

An Introduction to Qualitative Research

An Introduction to Qualitative Research
Author: Gretchen B. Rossman,Sharon F. Rallis
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 1506307949
ISBN 13: 9781506307947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Qualitative Research Book Review:

The updated Fourth Edition of Gretchen B. Rossman and Sharon F. Rallis’s popular introductory text leads the new researcher into the field by explaining the core concepts through theory, research, and applied examples. Woven into the chapters are three themes that are the heart of the book: first, research is about learning; second, research can and should be useful; and finally, a researcher should practice the highest ethical standards to ensure that a study is trustworthy. The Fourth Edition includes an elaborate discussion of systematic inquiry as well as a nuanced discussion of developing a conceptual framework.

Introduction to Research Methods

Introduction to Research Methods
Author: Catherine Dawson
Publsiher: How To Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-05-29
ISBN 10: 1848034814
ISBN 13: 9781848034815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Research Methods Book Review:

This practical, down-to-earth guide is for researchers, students, community groups, charities or employees - in fact anyone who needs to put together research projects quickly and effectively. It contains everything from developing your idea into a proposal, through to analysing data and reporting results. Whether you have to undertake a project as part of your coursework, or as part of your employment, or simply because you are fascinated by something you have observed and want to find out more, this book offers you advice on how to turn your ideas into a workable project. Specifically it will show you how to: - choose your research methods - choose your participants - prepare a research proposal - construct questionnaires - conduct interviews and focus groups - analyse your data - report your findings - be an ethical researcher

An Introduction to Qualitative Research

An Introduction to Qualitative Research
Author: Uwe Flick
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN 10: 9781446241318
ISBN 13: 1446241319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Qualitative Research Book Review:

'The fourth edition of Uwe Flick's Introduction to Qualitative Research remains the most comprehensive and thorough text in qualitative research. It is student-and user-friendly, thoroughly up-to-date in terms of the latest developments in the field, imminently practical. it is the single most important introductory book on qualitative inquiry in the social sciences today' - Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois The new edition of Uwe Flick's bestselling textbook has been fully revised, expanded and updated. An Introduction to Qualitative Research guides the student step-by-step through the research process of qualitative research. This classic text covers all of the main theoretical approaches to qualitative research, and provides unmatched coverage of the full range of different qualitative methods and approaches now available to researchers. A range of new features have been added to the new edition including: - New structure to better meet the needs of teaching qualitative research - A new chapter on Grounded Theory plus updated coverage on the full range of other qualitative methods - A summary section discussing the state-of-the-art in qualitative research - A glossary - Updated cases studies, exercises and guided questions This new edition will continue to ensure that An Introduction to Qualitative Research remains an essential introductory text for all students of qualitative research.

An Introduction to Research Analysis and Writing

An Introduction to Research  Analysis  and Writing
Author: Bruce Oliver Newsome
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2015-05-19
ISBN 10: 1483352560
ISBN 13: 9781483352565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Research Analysis and Writing Book Review:

An Introduction to Research, Analysis, and Writing by Bruce Oliver Newsome is an accessible guide that walks readers through the process of completing a social science project. Written specifically to meet the needs of undergraduate research classes, it introduces students to a complete skill set, including: planning, design, analysis, argumentation, criticizing theories, building theories, modeling theories, choosing methods, gathering data, presenting evidence, and writing the final product. Students can use this text as a practical resource to navigate through each stage of the process, including choices between more advanced research techniques.

Introduction to Research Methods in Education

Introduction to Research Methods in Education
Author: Keith F Punch
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2009-03-19
ISBN 10: 9781446243329
ISBN 13: 144624332X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Research Methods in Education Book Review:

Based on the popular Introduction to Social Research Methods, this book offers a highly accessible, clear and engaging introduction to research in education, which has been carefully and extensively developed to fully meet the needs of those studying in education and related fields. Introduction to Research Methods in Education assumes no previous knowledge of the subject, and focuses on helping the reader develop a clear conceptual understanding of the nature of empirical research in education, and of how those ideas lead to, and underlie, the principal research techniques. Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches are covered, along with practical guidance on issues such as how to prepare a research proposal, write a literature review, and analyse different types of data. This book is an ideal introduction to researching in an educational context for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and will be a must-have for anyone studying on a research methods course or doing a research project for themselves.

Introduction to Educational Research

Introduction to Educational Research
Author: W. Newton Suter
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 491
Release: 2011-10-11
ISBN 10: 1412995736
ISBN 13: 9781412995733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Educational Research Book Review:

"Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach 2e is an engaging and informative core text that enables students to think clearly and critically about the scientific process of research. In acheiving its goal to make research accessible to all educators and equip them with the skills to understand and evaluate published research, the text examines how educational research is conducted across the major traditions of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and action research. The text is oriented toward consumers of educational research and uses a thinking-skills approach to its coverage of major ideas"--

An Introduction to Research for Midwives E Book

An Introduction to Research for Midwives E Book
Author: Colin Rees
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011-04-11
ISBN 10: 0702045926
ISBN 13: 9780702045929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Research for Midwives E Book Book Review:

This title is now available under ISBN 9780702051654. Struggling to understand the language of research? Need to understand the basic principles and processes of research? Do you find it difficult to know how to apply research to clinical practice? This third edition of Introduction to Research for Midwives is the answer! In simple language, it explains the world of research both for those who must use it as part of evidence-based practice and those undertaking research. The content is particularly student-friendly and provides clear guidelines on critiquing research articles and producing successful reviews of the literature, with many tips on producing assignments that really work. All midwives and other health professionals will find this book invaluable in applying research to their own practice. No prior knowledge of research needed Written in a simple, practical style Applied to the context of evidence-based practice Comprehensive glossary of research terms Quantitative and qualitative research approaches clarified and illustrated Time-saving study skills highlighted Key points summaries for quick revision Clear emphasis on evidence-based practice All chapters include new material Major chapters extensively rewritten Up-to-date references and examples New research techniques included Glossary updated and simplified

An Introduction to Educational Research

An Introduction to Educational Research
Author: Chad R. Lochmiller,Jessica N. Lester
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-12-11
ISBN 10: 1506347118
ISBN 13: 9781506347110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Educational Research Book Review:

Expand your understanding of educational research with this practice-first introduction. Written specifically for education practitioners, An Introduction to Educational Research: Connecting Methods to Practice approaches research methods from a practice-first perspective that aligns research with professional experiences and identifies the tools and resources readers can use when conducting their own research. Throughout the book, the authors illuminate complex research concepts using problems of practice confronting educators to help readers make meaningful connections with key concepts and research practices. The authors present balanced coverage across research methodologies that is linked to practice, so readers clearly see research as a tool they can use to improve classrooms, schools, districts, and educational organizations. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Political Research

Political Research
Author: Lisa Harrison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1134589239
ISBN 13: 9781134589234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Research Book Review:

Political Research: An Introduction has been designed to provide an excellent starting point for those new to the area of Research Methods. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject and sets out the key issues involved in doing research in Politics. It guides students through a complex and often daunting subject by exploring the many concepts associated with the field, as well as offering practical advice on research practices and information resources. Features and benefits of this textbook include: * boxed case studies in each chapter to illustrate and clarify key concepts, and highlight the practical use of different research methods * a useful glossary, giving easy access to definitions of key terms * a dedicated web-site containing sample material, extra case studies, important links, and essential resources for both teachers and students.

Critical Methods in Terrorism Studies

Critical Methods in Terrorism Studies
Author: Priya Dixit,Jacob L. Stump
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-06-26
ISBN 10: 1317692942
ISBN 13: 9781317692942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Methods in Terrorism Studies Book Review:

This book shows how to use a range of critical approaches to conduct research on terrorism. Featuring the work of researchers who have already utilized these methods to study terrorism, it includes a diverse range of critical methodological approaches – including discourse analysis, feminist, postcolonial, ethnographic, critical theory, and visual analysis of terrorism. The main objectives of the book are to assist researchers in adopting and applying various critical approaches to the study of terrorism. This goal is achieved by bringing together a number of different scholars working on the topic of terrorism from a range of non-variables-based approaches. Their individual chapters discuss explicitly the research methods used and methodological commitments made by the authors, while also illustrating the application of their particular critical perspective to the topic of terrorism. The authors of each chapter will discuss (1) why they chose their specific critical method; (2) how they justified their methodological stance; (3) how they conduct their research; (4) and, finally, an example of the research. This book will be essential reading for students of terrorism studies and critical terrorism studies, and highly recommended for students of political violence, security studies and IR.

The Effect

The Effect
Author: Nick Huntington-Klein
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2021-12-21
ISBN 10: 1000509222
ISBN 13: 9781000509229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Effect Book Review:

The Effect: An Introduction to Research Design and Causality is about research design, specifically concerning research that uses observational data to make a causal inference. It is separated into two halves, each with different approaches to that subject. The first half goes through the concepts of causality, with very little in the way of estimation. It introduces the concept of identification thoroughly and clearly and discusses it as a process of trying to isolate variation that has a causal interpretation. Subjects include heavy emphasis on data-generating processes and causal diagrams. Concepts are demonstrated with a heavy emphasis on graphical intuition and the question of what we do to data. When we “add a control variable” what does that actually do? Key Features: • Extensive code examples in R, Stata, and Python • Chapters on overlooked topics in econometrics classes: heterogeneous treatment effects, simulation and power analysis, new cutting-edge methods, and uncomfortable ignored assumptions • An easy-to-read conversational tone • Up-to-date coverage of methods with fast-moving literatures like difference-in-differences

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Author: Steven J. Taylor,Robert Bogdan,Marjorie DeVault
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN 10: 1118767306
ISBN 13: 9781118767306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods Book Review:

An informative real-world guide to studying the "why" of human behavior Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods is a practical, comprehensive guide to the collection and presentation of qualitative data. Unique in the market, this book describes the entire research process — from design through writing — illustrated by examples of real, complete qualitative work that clearly demonstrates how methods are used in actual practice. This updated fourth edition includes all new case studies, with additional coverage of mixed methods, non-sociological settings, funding, and a sample interview guide. The studies profiled are accompanied by observation field notes, and the text includes additional readings for both students and instructors. More than just theory, this guide is designed to give you a real-world practitioner's view of how qualitative research is handled every step of the way. Many different disciplines rely on qualitative research as a method of inquiry, to gain an in-depth understanding of human behavior and the governing forces behind it. Qualitative research asks "why" and "how," and the data is frequently complex and difficult to measure. This book shows you how to effectively handle qualitative work, regardless of where it's being applied. Understand the strengths and limitations of qualitative data Learn how experts work around common methodological issues Compare actual field notes to the qualitative studies they generated Examine the full range of qualitative methods throughout the research process Whether you're studying sociology, psychology, marketing, or any number of other fields, especially in the social and behavioral sciences, human behavior is the central concern of your work. So what drives human behavior? That's what qualitative research helps to explain. Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods gives you the foundation you need to begin seeking answers.

Understanding and Evaluating Research

Understanding and Evaluating Research
Author: Sue L. T. McGregor
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN 10: 1506350976
ISBN 13: 9781506350974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Evaluating Research Book Review:

Understanding and Evaluating Research: A Critical Guide shows students how to be critical consumers of research and to appreciate the power of methodology as it shapes the research question, the use of theory in the study, the methods used, and how the outcomes are reported. The book starts with what it means to be a critical and uncritical reader of research, followed by a detailed chapter on methodology, and then proceeds to a discussion of each component of a research article as it is informed by the methodology. The book encourages readers to select an article from their discipline, learning along the way how to assess each component of the article and come to a judgment of its rigor or quality as a scholarly report.

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
Author: Mark Balnaves,Peter Caputi
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2001-04-10
ISBN 10: 1848608640
ISBN 13: 9781848608641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods Book Review:

Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods is a student-friendly introduction to quantitative research methods and basic statistics. It uses a detective theme throughout the text and in multimedia courseware to show how quantitative methods have been used to solve real-life problems. The book focuses on principles and techniques that are appropriate to introductory level courses in media, psychology and sociology. Examples and illustrations are drawn from historical and contemporary research in the social sciences. The multimedia courseware provides tutorial work on sampling, basic statistics, and techniques for seeking information from databases and other sources. The statistics modules can be used as either part of a detective games or directly in teaching and learning. Brief video lessons in SPSS, using real datasets, are also a feature of the CD-ROM. Why would you choose Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods - It is theoretical, providing a concise overview of issues of quantitative research. - It is practical, providing case studies that exemplify the different ways of research is conducted in the social sciences (ranging from psychology to sociology, politics and media). - It is educational, providing practical vignettes, and chapter highlights for revision. - It is integrative, producing a typology of different ways of conducting quantitative research methods. - It is international, providing case studies from a range of countries. - It is innovative, providing multimedia tutorials on generic research and statistical skills. - It is clear, concise and accessible.

Introduction to Social Research

Introduction to Social Research
Author: Keith F Punch
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005-04-23
ISBN 10: 9780761944171
ISBN 13: 0761944176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Social Research Book Review:

'Introduction to Social Research' presents the essential elements of both qualitative and quantitative approaches for conducting empirical research in the social sciences.

Leading Your Research Team in Science

Leading Your Research Team in Science
Author: Ritsert C. Jansen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN 10: 1108701868
ISBN 13: 9781108701860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leading Your Research Team in Science Book Review:

A practical guide for early career scientists to help them start and lead their own research team effectively. This title is available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.