Author: Tony Greenfield,Sue Greener

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118341465

Category: Mathematics

Page: 518

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guidance in all subject areas Editor:Tony Greenfield, Industrial Statistics Research Unit (ISRU), University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK Research Methods for Postgraduates brings together guidance for postgraduate students on how to organise, plan and do research from an interdisciplinary perspective. In this new edition, the already wide-ranging coverage is enhanced by the addition of new chapters on social media, evaluating the research process, Kansei engineering and medical research reporting. The extensive updates also provide the latest guidance on issues relevant to postgraduates in all subject areas, from writing a proposal and securing research funds, to data analysis and the presentation of research, through to intellectual property protection and career opportunities. This thoroughly revised new edition provides: Clear and concise advice from distinguished international researchers on how to plan, organise and conduct research. New chapters explore social media in research, evaluate the research process, Kansei engineering and discuss the reporting of medical research. Check lists and diagrams throughout. Praise for the second edition: “... the most useful book any new postgraduate could ever buy.” (New Scientist) “The book certainly merits its acceptance as essential reading for postgraduates and will be valuable to anyone associated in any way with research or with presentation of technical or scientific information of any kind.”(Robotica) Like its predecessors, the third edition of Research Methods for Postgraduates is accessible and comprehensive, and is a must-read for any postgraduate student.
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Guidance for Postgraduates

Author: Tony Greenfield

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 306

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Guidance for postgraduate students about how to organise, plan and do research in most subject areas has been gathered in this unique book. It will be of particular use to students taking Masters courses in Research Methods but will also be a help to all research students and their teachers and supervisors. 'Research Methods' is divided into sections which cover the general management of research, different types of research, data measurement, data analysis, modelling and simulation, presentation, intellectual property protection and career opportunities. There is good use of check lists and decision diagrams throughout and the text is written in a style that is accessible and friendly.
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Author: Mike McConville

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748633596

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Research Methods for Law introduces undergraduate and postgraduate students to available methods of research - legalistic, empirical, comparative and theoretical - drawing on actual research projects as examples. The book is written by a team of contributors with a broad range of teaching and research experience in law, criminal justice and socio-legal studies.Designed to serve as a handbook for research methods courses with its coverage of the principal research traditions, the book will also appeal to students of related disciplines who have an interest in legal issues including those from criminology, sociology, psychology, government, politics and social administration. The rich mix of general lessons, theoretical engagement and practical examples will be of real value to students.
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Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748683453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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With a revised Introduction and with all chapters revised to bring them completely up-to date, this new edition remains the leading guide to research methods for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates taking Masters degrees and PhDs students of 19th- an
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Author: Avril Drummond

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748743179

Category: Medical

Page: 172

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Research Methods for Therapists provides a foundation for those undertaking a research project. It covers the processes involved in research in six comprehensive parts: preparation for research; the research process; methods; collation of data; analysis and presentation of data; writing up; and references. Students in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, nursing and those wanting to improve their clinical practice through research should find this book valuable. It should also be useful for postgraduates.
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Author: A. J. Veal,Christine Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780273720829

Category: Arts

Page: 520

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Research Methods for Arts and Event Management provides a compelling and comprehensive guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in arts and event management, as well as for managers in the arts/culture/events industries. This book provides students and practising managers with the following: • Essential skills in designing their own qualitative and quantitative research studies that can be implemented in a real working environment • Guidance in designing, managing, and monitoring research work which students and practising managers may commission from consultants • The necessary theoretical and practical basis to identify and implement appropriate methodologies to conduct research for academic dissertations and theses in the fields of arts, cultural and event management. Furthermore, the book provides readers with multiple test questions, exercises and further resources, as well as a section on specialist terminology. A. J. Veal is Adjunct Professor at the School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Christine Burton is an Associate Professor with the UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney. Her research focuses on audience development in the museum and arts sectors. Prior to becoming an academic, Christine worked as an arts consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom. Christine has worked on a number of research projects and consultancies including social impact of the arts, arts facilities development and public art planning and development.
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A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Author: Jill Collis,Roger Hussey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137037482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 6297

A practical, concise, straightforward guide. Covering the entire process from reviewing the literature to writing up results, it has balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods and a popular troubleshooting section. It provides all the tools needed to embark on and complete successful research, underpinned by academic rigour.
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A Practical Guide to Your Research Project

Author: Huiping Xian,Yue Meng-Lewis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526448971

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 9946

Written by Chinese authors who having both successfully completed Masters degrees and PhDs and become lecturers at UK universities, are equipped to provide Chinese students with straightforward guidance to help overcome the cultural and language difficulties they are confronted with, and to support them in their undertaking of the research methods section of their dissertations. The book comprehensively covers both the theory and practice and includes a number of features to support learning including: Chinese translations of key concepts and definitions Tips about how to use different methods in the Chinese context Clear definitions of key terms Short illustrative examples A list of useful resources about Chinese research The book also features examples of Chinese research from the authors’ own work and from top journals to illustrate how the methods can be applied in the Chinese context. Suitable reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students across all business and management disciplines.
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Author: Peter Newby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131786543X

Category: Education

Page: 712

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Written with the novice educational researcher in mind, Research Methods in Education is designed to help students produce good quality, valid and valuable research. The text is written in an engaging style and adopts a mixed-methods approach; guidance on analytical procedures that require more advanced tools such as SPSS and Minitab are also provided. The book is packed with exercises, examples and comparative international material from other educational contexts, all of which help to introduce this complex subject in an easy to use format for people that are new to research and are not confident with numerical information. Peter Newby's student-friendly text allows the researcher to confidently address the practical aspects of deciding on a research project, designing a questionnaire or presenting conclusions in the most convincing way. "Of the many research books available this one stands out as it is clear, logically structured, explains sophisticated concepts in an accessible manner without oversimplifying them and has a format which students (at undergraduate and postgraduate) like. In addition the powerpoint slides that accompany the book provide an excellent basis for lectures and can be edited / adopted to personalise them. I anticipate using this book for quite some time on several courses." Dr Pete Allison, Coordinator of Masters Research courses at The Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh
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Author: David F Marks,Lucy Yardley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971917

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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The research methods described and illustrated in this book are those particularly useful to the field of clinical and health psychology and cover both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
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Applied Project Design and Analysis

Author: Carolyn M. Hicks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041882

Category: Medical

Page: 408

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Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.
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Author: A.J. Veal

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292217863

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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Now in its fifth edition, Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism has become the ultimate reference text for both students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and practising managers. This book combines comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods with step-by step guidance through research software including Excel, SPSS and NVivo. Key features Coverage of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, ensuring a balanced approach to data collection and analysis Practical guidance on conducting research and writing reports, showing the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’ Detailed coverage of the development of conceptual frameworks for research, research design, analytical methods and the composition of research reports, providing everything required to conduct a research project International case studies and extensive examples from the leisure and tourism literature Questions, exercises and further reading for each chapter Extensive web-based support materials New to this edition The fifth edition has been fully updated throughout and includes additional material on: Management and policy-related research methods EndNote bibliographic referencing software Notes on additional methods including: big data, discourse analysis, multiple correspondence analysis, netnography/web-based research, people meters For the analysis of quantitative data, SPSS is updated to version 23 For qualitative data analysis, the guide to NVivo software is updated to version 11.
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Author: Brian Paltridge,Aek Phakiti

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826499252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 370

View: 1921

The Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students. The book includes: * qualitative and quantitative methods * research techniques and approaches * ethical considerations * sample studies * a glossary of key terms * resources for students As well as covering a range of methodological issues it looks at numerous areas in depth, including researching gender and language, language and identity, pragmatics, vocabulary, and grammar. Comprehensive and accessible, this will be the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies.
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Author: Giovanni B. Dagnino,Maria Cristina Cinici

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415506304

Category: Strategic planning

Page: 377

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The field of strategic management has developed significantly since its birth from "business policy" and "business planning" in the 1960s. Pioneering studies were essentially normative, prescriptive and often based on in-depth case studies. The evolution of strategic management into a respected field of academic study resulted from the adoption of research methods previously employed in economics. Today, research in strategic management is likely to employ a mixture of methods which can be confusing to researchers new to the field. This book provides the reader with a broad introduction to the array of qualitative and quantitative research methods required to investigate strategic management. Throughout the book, strong emphasis is placed on practical applications that transcend the mere analysis of the theoretical roots of single research methods. The underlying result is a book that encourages and aids readers to "learn by doing" - in applying the implications of each chapter to their own research. This text is vital reading for postgraduate students and researchers focused on business strategy.
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A GUIDE TO FOR RESEACHERS IN MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Author: BILL TAYLOR,GAUTAM SINHA,TAPOSH GHOSHAL

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120329911

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The Book Intended to serve as a text for postgraduate students of commerce, management, and social sciences, and especially for the first-time researchers, this well-organized book deals with the variety of research methods used in management and social sciences, with particular emphasis on the implementation of these methods. It offers readers practical guidelines for research and directs them through all the stages of research—from identifying a viable research project to the submission of a dissertation, report, or research article. The text identifies three dimensions of research methodology—research strategies, research methods and research data—that provide a structure for the book.
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Author: Mark Saunders,Philip Lewis,Adrian Thornhill

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273716860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 614

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Using real-life case studies and written with a student-centred approach, this 5th edition provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake a piece of business research making the best use of IT where appropriate.
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A Guide for Students and Researchers

Author: Paul M Brewerton,Lynne J Millward

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412931479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1913

`This text provides a timely and comprehensive introduction to major research methods in the Organizational sciences. It will be a boon to all students conducting their projects in this area, and may well become a standard reference for staff teaching research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students of business studies or organizational behaviour' - Professor Neil Anderson, Goldsmiths College, University of London 'This reasonably priced text would provide an invaluable starting point for those considering undertaking research in organisational settings' - Paula Roberts, Nurse Researcher This book provides the reader with clear pointers for how to conduct organizational research appropriately, through planning and making informed and systematic research decisions, to understanding the ethical implications of applied organizational research, to implementing, reporting and presenting the findings to the highest possible standards. It provides an overview of a wide variety of research strategies, methods of data collection (both qualitative and quantitative) and analysis in a volume accessible to both an undergraduate, postgraduate and practitioner readership alike. Organizational Research Methods also represents a useful aid to the report writing task, indicating ways in which the project material can be most effectively organised for academic and feedback purposes, and by drawing upon real-life organizational contexts and examples to help the reader understand the core issues. Finally, the book offers a clear, manageable procedure for preparing a presentation to an academic or an organizational audience. Providing practical guidance on all elements of the research process, this book will be essential reading to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers, in psychology, organizational studies and management disciplines.
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A guide to completing your research project

Author: Sarah Brown,Emma Sleath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131790902X

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 6188

Research Methods for Forensic Psychologists is an accessible and comprehensive textbook that introduces students to the research process in forensic psychology. Adopting a problem-based learning approach, this book offers a ‘how-to’ guide to the whole research process and empowers readers to develop their own programme of research, from initial vague ideas, to developing a research question, to carrying out a methodologically rigorous research project, to disseminating the findings. The text is centred on five case studies, sufficiently different in nature to address the most common research methodologies. Each case study is linked with a specific research question that will be used to illustrate the research process throughout the rest of the book. Topics covered in the book include: Design and Planning, including a literature search, a discussion of different sorts of data, practical and feasibility issues, research ethics and developing a research proposal. Conducting research, including the submission of ethics proposals and responding to feedback, collecting data and dealing with the problems and challenges of analysing data. Dissemination of findings, an overview of the different types of papers, with examples listed and other methods of disseminating findings discussed, such as conference presentations and the use of social media. Throughout, issues of common difficulty or confusion are highlighted and activities are provided for readers to consider and apply the information discussed further. Additional reading sections and summaries are also provided at the end of each chapter. This book is essential reading for advanced students in Forensic Psychology, as well as trainees and practitioners within relevant forensic psychology organisations.
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A Practical Resource

Author: Brian Paltridge,Aek Phakiti

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472524810

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

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Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students. The book includes: * qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods * research techniques and approaches * ethical considerations * sample studies * a glossary of key terms * resources for students As well as covering a range of methodological issues, it looks at numerous areas in depth, including language learning strategies, motivation, teacher beliefs, language and identity, pragmatics, vocabulary, and grammar. Comprehensive and accessible, this is the essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language studies.
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