How to Manage it

Author: Andy Hunt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415344081

Category: Education

Page: 147

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This book guides the student through the transition from passive learner to active researcher. Covering everything from choosing and refining a research topic to writing the actual report, the book shows students how to manage their workload, and how to approach the viva. Key areas covered include: personal time management aims and objectives working towards success common problems the final report and publishing your results the viva voce examination. It is ideal for all final year undergraduates and students on Masters degrees, and contains useful information for course supervisors and tutors to pass on to the students who approach them for advice.
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An Introduction to Interpretivist Research in Education

Author: Tom O'Donoghue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134121075

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This is a key text for any student embarking on a qualitative research project, it provides worked examples and valuable models which can be used as guides for plans and proposals, answering key questions and providing a comprehensive guide to a student’s project. It shows that when planning a qualitative research proposal, researchers should adopt an approach where they ask themselves the following four questions: What research paradigm informs my approach to my research area? What theoretical perspective do I choose within the paradigm? What methodology do I choose? What methods are most appropriate? Including examples of the write-up of two central types of research projects: studies on participants’ ‘perspectives’ on phenomena and studies on how participants manage or ‘cope with’ phenomena, the book outlines five research proposals to illustrate ways in which these two central ‘types’ can be varied and applied when engaging in five other types of studies, namely, policy studies, life history studies, retrospective interactionist longitudinal studies and interactionist historical studies, and ‘problem-focused’ studies.
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Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Dean Whitehead,Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581373

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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The new edition upholds the premise that knowledge about research process and design is mandatory in today's health care arena, and that all nurses and midwives need to understand research findings and their implication for changing practice. It is completely revised with many new chapters. The text has been restructured into three sections. Section 1 Research Awareness sets the scene for the importance of nursing and midwifery research and provides an overview of research theory and practice as processes. Chapters on searching for and reviewing the literature provide detailed advice for undergraduates and facilitate access to research articles online. One of the new chapters discusses ethical issues in Australia and New Zealand. Section 2 Appreciation and Application provides a detailed discussion of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches with many useful examples from the clinical area. Section 3 Conducting primary research is new and is designed to accommodate both undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research effort. Writing research proposals may be a requirement for undergraduates in their research program and postgraduates will find the information useful for undertaking a higher degree or applying for university or external funding. This final Section is also useful as a guide on disseminating and publishing conducted research findings. Combined Australian and New Zealand editorship ensures greater trans-Tasman coverage, awareness and relevance. Contributions from international luminaries are balanced by a heightened focus on research conducted within Australia and New Zealand. New edition conscientiously recognises midwifery research as related to but independent from nursing. The research process-driven approach is directed towards ‘consumers' of research, and the comprehensive coverage extends from undergraduate through to a postgraduate level of knowledge. Expanded pedagogy includes Key Terms and Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter; Icons throughout that direct readers to web-based material; Evidence-based Tips, Research in Brief boxes and Points to Ponder for constant reinforcement that links evidence to practice. Integrated Tutorial Triggers with suggested answers provided and Multiple Choice Questions enable students to assess their understanding of key points. Evolve Website provides True/False questions and access to journal articles cited in the text, with additional reflective questions. Australian adaptation of Nursing Research: Lobiondo-Wood & Haber
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Author: Alan Berkeley Thomas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134491867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The recent growth of interest in the systematic study of management has transformed a once neglected area of research into one that now attracts a huge number of postgraduate students. Despite this, there has been a distinct lack of research guides tailored specifically for management studies. Designed as a comprehensive introduction to the main phases of a research project, this textbook fills that void. It leads students from the very first stage of initiation through to final publication, considering the nature of research skills and the fundamental elements of the research process, whilst exploring the institutional context in which management research is carried out. Taking current debates and the surrounding philosophical and strategic issues in hand, this book combines the key theories with the best practical advice to offer a completely rounded introduction to the topic. It includes guidance and specific reference to real management research projects, as well as case examples, activities and further reading lists, and is essential reading for anyone undertaking a management studies research project.
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Applied Project Design and Analysis

Author: Carolyn M. Hicks

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702041882

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 4513

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: Alison Wray,Aileen Bloomer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134637284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Projects in Linguistics and Language Studies, Third Edition, is your essential guide when embarking on a research project in linguistics or English language. It is clearly divided into the subject areas that most appeal to you as a student: psycholinguistics; first- and second-language acquisition; structure and meaning; sociolinguistics; language and gender; accents and dialects; and the history of English. New chapters on researching computer-mediated communication (CMC) and on preparing and delivering oral presentations are also included. It offers practical advice on - identifying a topic - making background reading more effective - planning and designing a project - collecting and analysing data - writing up and presenting findings. With over 350 project ideas that you can use directly or adapt to suit different contexts and interests, and with chapters on how to reference effectively and how to avoid plagiarism, this third edition of Projects in Linguistics and Language Studies is a reference guide that you will use again and again during your studies.
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A Practical Guide

Author: Roger Tarling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134255535

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 1241

An essential tool for those planning to undertake social research, this exceptional book tackles many of the specific concerns and issues that arise. A well structured text, it offers a comprehensive introduction to a range of important areas in project management, including: commissioning research preparing a tender or grant application risk and stakeholder analysis managing the field work and data analysis financial management ethics, confidentiality and copyright. This book provides a unique source of guidance for anyone seeking to commission, manage or carry out social research. It will especially benefit researchers working in a variety of different contexts, including those in academia, central or local government, 'quangos', public bodies or private consulting companies.
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Author: Geoff Lancaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113636854X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Written specifically for the Research Methods aspect of an MBA course, Research Methods in Management is the ideal companion for those needing guidance on carrying out a research project. The author offers a succinct guide to the topic which provides MBA and Business Students with the necessary grounding in the area of research without going into too much depth. The text is therefore written with modular courses in mind so that students gain an overall perspective of the important areas that need consideration and can ascertain the key points they need to be aware of when carrying out research. Dissertations and projects form an integral part of many MBA and degree courses and therefore guides such as this are becoming invaluable when tackling this area for the first time. Research Methods in Management approaches the research task in a step by step manner, covering areas such as data collection, observational methods, and data analysis. Guidance is provided on the best way to approach aspects of the research process and to ensure all aspects are adequately covered. As this is an area where many students feel they do not have any experience, a text such as this provides the necessary support in approaching this area of the course.
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Author: Dorothy Bedford,Elizabeth Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415525896

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Study Skills for Foundation Degrees is a much needed resource for anyone thinking about or currently studying at foundation degree level. If you are unsure whether you have the academic skills to handle it, this book will prepare and guide you, in a clear accessible way, through the broad range of study-related issues you may encounter. By helping you to develop a broad range of study skills essential for success on any foundation degree course, you will soon have the confidence to rise to any challenge that comes your way. This new edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on effective academic writing for other types of assignments such as reports, project work, diary entries, seminar papers and reviews and e-learning. Highly accessible with a wide range of activities and useful tips to help you through the course of your studies, this new edition covers all the essential skills you will need including: • How to take good notes and read effectively • Developing successful academic writing • Research skills • E-learning • Producing a professional development portfolio • Presentation techniques • Referencing and avoiding plagiarism Also offering help with managing your time, boosting your morale and keeping motivated, this essential text will be an invaluable resource for Foundation Degree students that want to get the most out of their course as well as mature students and those with limited or no experience of academic study.
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Author: Loraine Blaxter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335238696

Category: Science

Page: 329

View: 7924

Includes chapters on planning and carrying out small-scale research projects, this practical guide takes the reader step-by-step through the research process, from writing proposals to completion of the project. As well as exercises, it also gives advice on writing proposals and making presentations.
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Author: Roger Jones,Neil Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750689447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 7993

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are important drivers and enablers of change in the workplace. This book develops the project-working skills that are needed to deliver change in the workplace. It explains how to apply them to suitable areas of work. "Change, Strategy and Projects in the Workplace" improves understanding and appreciation of the continuing necessity and impact of change on individuals and their organizations. This approach provides benefits to an organization as well as developing skills that are valued in the workplace. Gain an understanding of how Information and Communication Technologies both drive and enable change in the workplace. Apply the skills and knowledge gained to your own project involving the use of ICTs and associated business systems in your workplace. Develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in project working, such as planning and organising, problem solving, showing initiative, adaptability and flexibility
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Author: John Hattie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783834011909

Category: Effective teaching

Page: 420

View: 6962

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A guide for students

Author: Louisa Buckingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131752022X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 6994

Doing a Research Project in English Studies is the essential guide to undertaking research and developing academic English literacy skills for students new to research. With a particular focus on the needs of students in contexts where English is used as a foreign or an additional language, this accessible textbook takes the reader through the research process in five main sections: getting started (arriving at a topic, interacting with a supervisor); finding bibliographic resources; collecting data; developing academic writing skills; preparing for the oral defence. Each chapter contains exercises; the answer key facilitates independent study throughout. Extracts from published research articles provide invaluable illustration of the features of academic writing. This is a must-have resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students embarking on a research project in English studies.
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A Guide to Studying in Teacher Education

Author: Steve Herne,John Jessel,Jenny Griffiths

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134654952

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 9185

For all those preparing to teach or involved in further professional development it will provide an essential, accessible and readable companion to their course. Theories of learning are integrated with practical strategies for approaching a topic. Each of the following areas discussed: *active reading and using the library *referencing correctly *making notes and writing clearly *presenting your work orally *developing subject knowledge *using information and communications technology *continuing professional development *developing key relationships *partnerships between schools and universities. The book explores the process of getting to know yourself as a learner and the nature of knowledge and understanding. A useful and comprehensive introduction to research identifies and demystifies aspects more relevant to the education student. Each chapter is written by professional educators with a wide range of experience and expertise.
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Author: Tim Coles,David Timothy Duval,Gareth Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415460182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

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"Around the world every year many thousands of students have to complete dissertations or theses as part of their undergraduate or masters studies in tourism and related subjects. Often the dissertation or thesis represents the culmination of their programme as a substantial piece of self-directed work. More than just a means to consolidate their final grade, it is also an exciting chance to conduct intensive research on a topic of their choosing. It can also be a gateway to further periods of study as well as job offers and future career paths. Yet for all these reasons, the dissertation is viewed by many students as a tricky challenge. This book intends to take the stress and anxiety out of doing a dissertation in tourism studies and related disciplines. The dissertation process is examined from the germination of an idea to the submission, presentation and assessment of the final document. We offer a framework for conducting dissertations in the English-speaking world which students can adopt to varying degrees in their research at the undergraduate and masters levels. We aim to debunk the popular myths and common pitfalls of doing a dissertation. Rather than view the dissertation as a single, overwhelming project, the dissertation is presented as a series of more modest, manageable yet crucially inter-linked tasks that all students can successfully complete through effective time management"--
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Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

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This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.
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An Action Plan To Help You Manage Your Research, Your Supervisor And Your Project

Author: John A. Finn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415344980

Category: Education

Page: 191

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Provides a practical understanding of the processes of doing research for a doctorate and discusses such issues as time management, communicating with supervisors, conducting a literature review, and publishing research.
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Author: Kit Sadgrove

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131703760X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 578

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Risk management and contingency planning has really come to the fore since the first edition of this book was originally published. Computer failure, fire, fraud, robbery, accident, environmental damage, new regulations - business is constantly under threat. But how do you determine which are the most important dangers for your business? What can you do to lessen the chances of their happening - and minimize the impact if they do happen? In this comprehensive volume Kit Sadgrove shows how you can identify - and control - the relevant threats and ensure that your company will survive. He begins by asking 'What is risk?', 'How do we assess it?' and 'How can it be managed?' He goes on to examine in detail the key danger areas including finance, product quality, health and safety, security and the environment. With case studies, self-assessment exercises and checklists, each chapter looks systematically at what is involved and enables you to draw up action plans that could, for example, provide a defence in law or reduce your insurance premium. The new edition reflects the changes in the global environment, the new risks that have emerged and the effect of macroeconomic factors on business profitability and success. The author has also included a set of case studies to illustrate his ideas in practice.
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Erinnerung und Zeugnis

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451060144

Category:

Page: 157

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A practical guide to life after your degree

Author: Sally Longson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134185537

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Thousands of students graduate from university each year. The lucky few have the rest of their lives mapped out in perfect detail - but for most things are not nearly so simple. Armed with your hard-earned degree the possibilities and career paths lying before you are limitless, and the number of choices you suddenly have to make can seem bewildering. Life After an Art & Design Degree has been written specifically to help students currently studying, or who have recently graduated, make informed choices about their future. It will be source of invaluable advice and wisdom to graduates of creative subjects (whether you wish to directly use your degree or not), covering such topics as: Identifying a career path that interests you – from advertising to interior design Seeking out an opportunity that matches your skills and aspirations Staying motivated and pursuing your goals Networking and self-promotion Making the transition from scholar to worker The Life After University series of books are more than simple ‘career guides’. They are unique in taking a holistic approach to career advice – recognising the increasing view that, although a successful working life is vitally important, other factors can be just as essential to happiness and fulfilment. They are the indispensable handbooks for students considering their future direction.
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