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.

The Practical Researcher

Author: Dana S. Dunn
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
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In The Practical Researcher, Dana S. Dunn’s student-friendly writing style and personal tone provide readers with a practical and engaging introduction to research methods in psychology. Using basic theory, solid research practices, and step-by-step techniques, the author leads students through the process of conducting a project from start to finish. The importance of learning to search, read, and critique the psychological literature, as well as writing clearly about it, is emphasized throughout. Packed with useful decision trees, tables, checklists, and illustrations, this clear and precise book will equip students with the tools they need to carry out their research successfully. Special Features New “Doing Research” decision trees open each chapter and guide students through the active learning exercises that inform the research process Research Foundations boxes explore common issues encountered by researchers and use examples to bring research to life Practical tools and tips for doing research appear throughout, such as writing an experimental script, operationalizing independent and dependent variables, and creating manipulation checks, among many others Over 40 Active Learning Exercises help students build practical skills such as creating a project timeline, developing a peer research contract, using a random numbers table, and reporting results in poster or paper form, among many others Generating Research Ideas section provides easy to follow guidelines for developing ideas by using freewriting, keeping a research notebook, or brainstorming research ideas alone or as a research team Critical thinking is emphasized when searching, reading, and writing about psychological literature Updated chapter on Ethical Considerations in the Practice of Research includes a solid foundation and practical exercises (e.g., completing an IRB form for an ethics review, writing an informed consent form, crafting a scientifically and ethically sound debriefing script) Updated references and research practices includes the latest APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct Expanded advice on presenting research at student conferences and submitting project results to student journals New annotated student paper in Appendix A

Basic And Applied Memory Research

Author: Douglas J. Herrmann
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317759710
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Basic researchers unlock the secrets of nature; applied researchers unlock the means by which those secrets of nature can change people's lives. Neither basic nor applied research has an independent impact. These volumes examine the convergence of basic and applied research in the field of memory. Volume 1: Theory and Context, focuses on the methods for understanding and applying basic memory theory, while Volume 2: Practical Applications, expands the understanding of practical memory research by providing in-depth research examples and findings. If the science of memory is to make a significant contribution to society, coordinating our basic and applied efforts and determining how they complement each other become of paramount importance. These volumes will help in this regard--both as textbooks demonstrating how to investigate memory and apply basic memory theory, and as reference sources leading to a better understanding of certain problems in basic and applied memory research. Readers of these volumes will gain a thorough grasp of the way major themes relate to basic and applied research collaboration, how programmatic basic and applied research can be conducted on particular memory problems, and the manner in which basic and applied work in major problem areas has been incorporated into the field of memory. Both volumes present important information that will be indispensable to researchers and students alike.

Educational Research Policymaking And Practice

Author: Martyn Hammersley
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761974208
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Educational Research maps the demands now being made on educational research against the background complexities of the relationship between research and practice.

Partnerships In Education Research

Author: Michael Anderson
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 144119553X
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Partnerships in Education Research provides the epistemological and philosophical basis for engaging with partners in research and discusses many of the practical issues facing researchers such as finding the right research partner, developing partnership protocols, joint planning approaches and creating effective research relationships. The authors also consider the theoretical, ethical and socio-cultural aspects of partnership research and the potential for partnership research to have long lasting effects on educational practice. The book draws on a diverse range of case studies to explore practical issues, methodologies, challenges, and benefits of partnership research in education. Partnerships in Education Research offers a series of principles and models that can be applied to the development of an effective partnership research project.

Best Practices In Teaching Statistics And Research Methods In The Behavioral Sciences

Author: Dana S. Dunn
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135598304
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This book provides a showcase for "best practices" in teaching statistics and research methods in two- and four-year colleges and universities. A helpful resource for teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced statistics and/or methods, the book features coverage of: ways to integrate these courses how to promote ethical conduct how to create writing intensive programs novel tools and activities to get students involved strategies for teaching online courses and computer applications guidance on how to create and maintain helpful web resources assessment advice to help demonstrate that students are learning tips on linking diversity to research methodology. This book appeals to veteran and novice educators and graduate students who teach research methods and/or statistics in psychology and other behavioral sciences and serves as an excellent resource in related faculty workshops. A CD with activities that readers can customize is included.

Urban Tourism And Development In The Socialist State

Author: Andrea Colantonio
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754647393
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After the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989, the Cuban government has been obliged to look outward to other economies of the developed world, specifically targeting tourism as a mechanism for economic growth and development. This book provides the most comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the economic, social, environmental and political realities which have emerged in Cuba as a result of the redevelopment of urban tourism since the early 1990s.

Auger And X Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy In Materials Science

Author: Siegfried Hofmann
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642273815
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To anyone who is interested in surface chemical analysis of materials on the nanometer scale, this book is prepared to give appropriate information. Based on typical application examples in materials science, a concise approach to all aspects of quantitative analysis of surfaces and thin films with AES and XPS is provided. Starting from basic principles which are step by step developed into practically useful equations, extensive guidance is given to graduate students as well as to experienced researchers. Key chapters are those on quantitative surface analysis and on quantitative depth profiling, including recent developments in topics such as surface excitation parameter and backscattering correction factor. Basic relations are derived for emission and excitation angle dependencies in the analysis of bulk material and of fractional nano-layer structures, and for both smooth and rough surfaces. It is shown how to optimize the analytical strategy, signal-to-noise ratio, certainty and detection limit. Worked examples for quantification of alloys and of layer structures in practical cases (e.g. contamination, evaporation, segregation and oxidation) are used to critically review different approaches to quantification with respect to average matrix correction factors and matrix relative sensitivity factors. State-of-the-art issues in quantitative, destructive and non-destructive depth profiling are discussed with emphasis on sputter depth profiling and on angle resolved XPS and AES. Taking into account preferential sputtering and electron backscattering corrections, an introduction to the mixing-roughness-information depth (MRI) model and its extensions is presented.

Statistical Models In Behavioral Research

Author: William Kaye Estes
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780805806885
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This book presents in compact form a framework based in probability theory and the general linear model family for students and researchers using regression and analysis of variance methods. Special emphasis is placed on problems of properly using statistical computer programs. The relation between regression and analysis of variance is developed by means of the theory of linear contrasts for the benefit of students and users not versed in matrix algebra. Much attention is given to choosing proper error estimates, calculating proper estimates of standard errors in a variety of designs, and dealing with the problems of unbalanced designs. Having taught research design and quantitative methods in psychology for many years, Estes has developed ways of simplifying the presentation of concepts and derivations so as to make the substance of important statistical results available to students and investigators who lack much mathematical background and/or much taste for doing derivations. Designed to supplement standard texts used in graduate courses in intermediate and advanced statistics, research methods, and experimental design for psychologists or other behavioral scientists, this text also has something to offer experienced investigators: material on model testing and related topics not covered in textbooks or other readily available sources.

Practical Research And Evaluation

Author: Lena Dahlberg
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446248164
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This book is a starter 'DIY' text for practitioners who are looking to conduct evaluation studies and research as part of their own professional practice. The growing emphasis on evidence-based practice means that there is an increasing need for practitioners to have at least a basic understanding of research, be aware of methodological pitfalls and to be updated on new methods. This book provides a practical, user-friendly guide to social science research methods for professionals who have benefited from little, if any, formal research methods training but find themselves in a role that requires them to read and understand complex research findings and carry out their own research as part of their professional practice. Practical Research and Evaluation is aimed at practitioners working in education, health, social care and community work. Many in this market are non-graduates or are those whose study did not contain a research element, but are required to know how research works. This book has three main aims which will benefit this audience - to enable readers to carry out small-scale research projects of their own, provide them with the basic understanding necessary to commission research, and enable them to better understand and evaluate critically research reports. This book is designed specifically for 'Do-it-Yourself' researchers working in the public or voluntary sectors. It is accessible and relevant to practitioners, uses non-technical language wherever possible and employs grounded examples, practical tips, checklists and readings lists throughout.