Designing and Proposing Your Research Project

Author: Jennifer Brown Urban,Brad Van Eeden-Moorefield

Publisher: Concise Guides to Conducting B

ISBN: 9781433827082

Category: Psychology

Page: 139

View: 5781

This practical, accessible guide walks you through the process of designing your own study and writing your research proposal.

Concise Epidemiologic Principles and Concepts

Guidelines for Clinicians and Biomedical Researchers

Author: Laurens Holmes, Jr.; Franklin Opara

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491810025

Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 7637

This textbook describes the basics of research in medical, clinical, and biomedical settings as well as the concepts and application of epidemiologic designs in research conduct. Design transcends statistical techniques, and no matter how sophisticated a statistical modeling, errors of design/sampling cannot be corrected. The authors of this textbook have presented a complex field in a very simplified and reader-friendly manner with the intent that such presentation will facilitate the understanding of design process and epidemiologic thinking in clinical and biomedical research. Covers these relevant topics in epidemiology: Case-Cohort Design Prospective Case-Control Quantitative Evidence Synthesis (QES) Instant Cohort Design & Case-Crossover Design Effect Modification & Interaction Epidemiologic Tree - Molecular Epidemiology & Health Disparities Epidemiologic Challenge – “Big Data”, mHealth, Social Media 3 “Ts” - Team Science, Transdisciplinary Research, Translational Research Bias, Random error, Confounding Systems Science & Evidence Discovery Research is presented as an exercise around measurement, with measurement error inevitable in its conduct—hence the inherent uncertainties of all findings in clinical and biomedical research. Concise Epidemiologic Principles and Concepts covers research conceptualization, namely research objectives, questions, hypothesis, design, implementation, data collection, analysis, results, and interpretation. While the primary focus of epidemiology is to assess the relationship between exposure (risk or predisposing factor) and outcome (disease or health-related event), causal association is presented in a simplified manner, including the role of quantitative evidence synthesis (meta-analysis) in causal inference. Epidemiology has evolved over the past three decades resulting in several fields being developed. This text presents in brief the perspectives and future of epidemiology in the era of the molecular basis of medicine. With molecular epidemiology, we are better equipped with tools to identify molecular biologic indicators of risk as well as biologic alterations in the early stages of disease.

Designing and Conducting Research in Education

Author: Clifford J. Drew,Michael L. Hardman,John L. Hosp

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412960746

Category: Education

Page: 406

View: 2971

The research process in this book begins with identification of the research question and proceeds through each step including planning data collection, actual collection and analysis of the data, and writing the report. This text proceeds through multiple methodologies including experimental and non-experimental, quantitative and qualitative. At every step the emphasis is on planning and executing the study. Key features: o Simulations and feedback that may be used in class sessions for both individual and small group participation o Pedagogy to help students plan and conduct a research project in an actual classroom o Examples that demonstrate and explain what constitutes good and poor research questions o Case studies and ′real life′ examples related to education o A Student Web site that provides students with the opportunity to interact with contemporary articles. This book provides an introduction to research that emphasizes the fundamental concepts of planning and design. It is designed to be a core text for the very first course on research methods.

Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement

Author: Delbert C. Miller,Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506375278

Category: Social Science

Page: 808

View: 1823

"If a student researcher had only one handbook on their bookshelf, Miller and Salkind's Handbook would certainly have to be it. With the updated material, the addition of the section on ethical issues (which is so well done that I'm recommending it to the departmental representative to the university IRB), and a new Part 4 on "Qualitative Methods", the new Handbook is an indispensable resource for researchers." Dan Cover, Department of Sociology, Furman University The book considered a "necessity" by many social science researchers and their students has been revised and updated while retaining the features that made it so useful. The emphasis in this new edition is on the tools with which graduate students and more advanced researchers need to become familiar as well as be able to use in order to conduct high quality research.

Evaluation Basics

A Practitioner's Manual

Author: Jacqueline Kosecoff,Arlene Fink

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

View: 618

A step-by-step guide through the process of programme evaluation which takes into account all the evaluator's roles -- not just as researcher, but as negotiator, administrator and organizer, writer, and communicator. Kosekoff and Fink offer some of the techniques that have proven useful in their own professional evaluation practice. They show how to appraise a programme's merit, and provide information about its goals, expectations, outcomes, impact and costs.

Nursing Research Using Data Analysis

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

Author: Mary De Chesnay

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082612688X

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 628

Nursing Research Using Data Analysis: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing is one book in a series of seven volumes that presents concise, how-to guides to conducting qualitative research -- for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students.

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Author: Miquel Porta

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199390053

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 8814

This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology -- the most updated since its inception -- reflects the profound substantive and methodological changes that have come to characterize epidemiology and its associated disciplines. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, this book remains the essential reference for anyone studying or working in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medicine, or the growing number health sciences in which epidemiologic competency is now required. More than just a dictionary, this text is an essential guidebook to the state of the science. It offers the most current, authoritative definitions of terms central to biomedical and public health literature -- everything from confounding and incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat. As epidemiology continues to change and grow, A Dictionary of Epidemiology will remain its book of record.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2429

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Directory of Research Grants 2005

Author: Greenwood-Heinemann Publishing

Publisher: Oryx Press

ISBN: 9781573565981

Category: Education

Page: 912

View: 3717

A treasure chest of information on more than 5,100 current programs from 1,880 sponsors. Find grants for basic research, equipment acquisition, building construction/renovation, fellowships, and 23 other program types.

Making Sense of the Social World

Methods of Investigation

Author: Daniel F. Chambliss,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412927178

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 5246

In this Second Edition of the bestselling Making Sense of the Social World: Methods of Investigation, authors Daniel F. Chambliss and Russell K. Schutt once again provide students with an engaging, innovative, and accurate introduction to social research. More than a brief derivative of Schutt’s widely successful Investigating the Social World, this version is written in a less formal, occasionally humorous style, with more concise examples drawn from everyday experience, and less coverage of complex or more rigorous methods.

Foundation Reporter 2002

Author: Taft Group (Detroit, Mich.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781569954201

Category: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations

Page: 1873

View: 7869

Grounded Theory Reader

Author: Günter Mey,Katja Mruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531933183

Category: Psychology

Page: 468

View: 7135

Der „Grounded Theory Reader“ bietet einen Überblick über die Entwicklung und den aktuellen Stand der Grounded-Theory-Methodologie, die international am weitesten verbreitete qualitative Forschungsstrategie. Die Verfahrensbegründer, Barney Glaser und Anselm Strauss, sowie Kathy Charmaz, Adele Clarke und Juliet Corbin als deren „Schülerinnen“ und zentrale Repräsentantinnen der „zweiten Generation“ stellen in Originalbeiträgen und Interviews – erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung – ihre jeweiligen Standpunkte und Arbeitsweisen vor. Zusätzlich erörtern renommierte deutschsprachige Experten und Expertinnen, neben den beiden Herausgebenden u.a. Franz Breuer, Udo Kelle, Jo Reichertz, Gerhard Riemann und Jörg Strübing, Herausforderungen der Grounded-Theory-Methodologie mit Blick sowohl auf epistemologische Voraussetzungen als auch auf deren Nutzung in der Forschungspraxis.

Denkweisen

Author: Alfred North Whitehead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518291320

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

View: 1954

Sie belieben wohl zu scherzen, Mr. Feynman!

Abenteuer eines neugierigen Physikers

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492969445

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 9392

Der Nobelpreisträger als mitreißender Geschichtenerzähler Dieses unglaublich witzige Buch dreht sich rund um den Menschen Feynman, der mit Anekdoten und Geschichten aus der Schulzeit, aus seiner Zeit in Los Alamos und schließlich als Professor aufwartet. Aber auch die Motivation Richard P. Feynmans, zu den höchsten Gipfeln der Wissenschaft vorzudringen, wird aus diesen Geschichten deutlich: unersättliche Neugier und geistige Unabhängigkeit. »Der Kernphysiker Hans Bethe beschrieb Dr. Feynman eins als ›Zauberer‹. Er hatte Recht. Es bedarf in gewissem Maß der Zauberei, um Wissenschaft so unterhaltsam, überzeugend und einfach zu machen, wie Feynman das getan hat.« Bill Gates in seinem Vorwort

Grounded theory

Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung

Author: Anselm L. Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621272650

Category: Grounded theory

Page: 227

View: 2531

Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.