A Student S Guide To Methodology

Author: Peter Clough
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1446208613
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Essential for anyone undertaking a dissertation or thesis, this title presents clear and straightforward information and advice on the process and functions of methodology.

A Student S Guide To Methodology

Author: Peter Clough
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761974222
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`I believe this book would work well for a variety of methodology courses, and I would direct students and colleagues to use it' - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

A Student S Guide To Methodology

Author: Peter Clough
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 141292913X
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`This new edition is an attractive book that has a more contemporary feel than the first edition...the most important point though is that Clough and Nutbrown have sought in this new edition to respond to changes in their own thinking about methodology as well as to queries and issues raised by their own teaching experience with students. It therefore feels very up to date on issues around the changing face of research methodology' - ESCalate Praise for the First Edition: 'The greatest strength of this volume is the clarity of the frameworks that guide students through the complexities of methodology…. . If more educational researchers …understood some of the basic principles outlined in 'A Student's Guide to Methodology', the debate about what constitutes rigorous, usable research would be more intelligent and ultimately lead to more profound changes in the relationship between research and educational practice' - Harvard Educational Review Essential for anyone undertaking a dissertation or theses, this book presents clear and straightforward information and advice on the process and functions of methodology. Although methodology is normally reported within a single methodology chapter, the authors show how every element of the account - from the framing of Research Questions to the drawing of Conclusions - is a function of methodology. They also clearly differentiate methodology and methods, and explain how their relationship is articulated in practice. This second edition includes a range of new examples as well as updated readings and suggestions on using the internet as a research tool and resource. There is also further guidance on ethical issues - a key concern for all engaged in research with human participants in the light of new regulations - and additional sections on how to improve academic writing. The text is supported by a series of activities, which will contribute directly to the writing of students' own methodology chapters.

Practicing Ethnography

Author: Lynda Mannik
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487593120
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This methods book is theoretically informed but practical in approach, and reflects the challenges and concerns of contemporary ethnography in North America. The authors emphasize an inductive, ethnographic approach to research. Each chapter offers an overview of a particular method, methodological issue, or research trend, followed by an extended ethnographic vignette--written exclusively for this volume--by contemporary anthropologists about their fieldwork experiences. These highly readable vignettes showcase how ethnography informs contemporary anthropological theory, offering a unique way to discuss major concepts, methods, and methodologies. "Try This" and "Possible Projects" sections encourage newcomers to anthropology to apply what they have learned in their own ethnographic experiences.

A Student S Guide To History

Author: Jules R. Benjamin
Editor: Bedford/st Martins
ISBN: 9780312247652
Size: 16,54 MB
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A brief yet comprehensive introduction to the study of history, A Student's Guide to History discusses the discipline, reviews basic study, research, and writing skills, and describes the most common kinds of history assignments. Class tested and having seven editions, this text is a useful reference for any student of history, major and non-major alike, in both introductory and advanced courses.

A Student S Guide To Bayesian Statistics

Author: Ben Lambert
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1526418266
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Supported by a wealth of learning features, exercises, and visual elements as well as online video tutorials and interactive simulations, this book is the first student-focused introduction to Bayesian statistics. Without sacrificing technical integrity for the sake of simplicity, the author draws upon accessible, student-friendly language to provide approachable instruction perfectly aimed at statistics and Bayesian newcomers. Through a logical structure that introduces and builds upon key concepts in a gradual way and slowly acclimatizes students to using R and Stan software, the book covers: An introduction to probability and Bayesian inference Understanding Bayes' rule Nuts and bolts of Bayesian analytic methods Computational Bayes and real-world Bayesian analysis Regression analysis and hierarchical methods This unique guide will help students develop the statistical confidence and skills to put the Bayesian formula into practice, from the basic concepts of statistical inference to complex applications of analyses.

A Student S Guide To Philosophy

Author: Ralph M McInerny
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480494402
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A Student’s Guide to Philosophy examines these questions: Who is a philosopher? Can philosophical thought be avoided? What have philosophers written over the ages? And why should we care? In this critical essay, these and other questions are posed and answered by one of America’s leading philosophers, Ralph McInerny of the University of Notre Dame. Schools of thought are examined with humor and verve, and the principal works of philosophers and scholars are recommended.

Doing A Systematic Review

Author: Angela Boland
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1526416565
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Written in a friendly, accessible style by an expert team of authors with years of experience in both conducting and supervising systematic reviews, this is the perfect guide to using systematic review methodology in a research project. It provides clear answers to all review-related questions, including: How do I formulate an appropriate review question? What’s the best way to manage my review? How do I develop my search strategy? How do I get started with data extraction? How do I assess the quality of a study? How can I analyse and synthesize my data? How should I write up the discussion and conclusion sections of my dissertation or thesis?

History Beyond The Text

Author: Sarah Barber
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415429625
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Sources are the bedrock of history. But over the past few years the question of 'what is a historical source' has become an increasingly prominent concern. This text opens up the discussion on sources to those beyond the 'traditional' ones.

The Practical Researcher

Author: Dana Dunn
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
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Translating the theory side of research methods into practice, this title leads students through the process of developing and conducting research. It includes step-by-step tables and figures in chapters. In addition to learning about research theory, students learn the importance of reading, writing, and critiquing journal articles.