Research Methods: The Essential Knowledge Base

Author: William Trochim,James P Donnelly,Kanika Arora

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 3266

From an expert team in the research methods field, RESEARCH METHODS: THE ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE BASE, 2nd Edition, is written specifically for undergraduates. The book streamlines and clarifies explanations of fundamental, yet difficult, concepts in a familiar, engaging style. Students learn about the relationship between theory and practice, which helps them become better researchers and better consumers of research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods: The Essential Knowledge Base

Author: William Trochim,James P Donnelly,Kanika Arora

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130544518X

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 869

From an expert team in the research methods field, RESEARCH METHODS: THE ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE BASE, 2nd Edition, is written specifically for undergraduates. The book streamlines and clarifies explanations of fundamental, yet difficult, concepts in a familiar, engaging style. Students learn about the relationship between theory and practice, which helps them become better researchers and better consumers of research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods: The Essential Knowledge Base

Author: William Trochim,James P Donnelly,Kanika Arora

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN: 130544518X

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 6012

From an expert team in the research methods field, RESEARCH METHODS: THE ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE BASE, 2nd Edition, is written specifically for undergraduates. The book streamlines and clarifies explanations of fundamental, yet difficult, concepts in a familiar, engaging style. Students learn about the relationship between theory and practice, which helps them become better researchers and better consumers of research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods

The Concise Knowledge Base

Author: William M. K. Trochim

Publisher: Atomic Dog Publishing

ISBN: 9781592601455

Category: Reference

Page: 270

View: 2977

Planning Support Methods

Urban and Regional Analysis and Projection

Author: Richard E. Klosterman,Kerry Brooks,Joshua Drucker,Edward Feser,Henry Renski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442220309

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 2201

Planning Support Methods offers a practical quantitative guide to the key concepts and methods of urban and regional planning. The authors apply and critically assess the most important underlying forecasting methods for the demographic and economic analysis and projection fields, providing an essential resource for practicing planners and planning students alike.

Behavior Theory in Health Promotion Practice and Research

Author: Bruce Simons-Morton,Kenneth R. McLeroy,Monica L. Wendel

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144965911X

Category: Education

Page: 350

View: 9138

Grounded in public health practice, this text offers a comprehensive study of the health behavior theories that are the foundation of all health education and promotion programs. Your students will come away with a clear understanding of essential relationships between human behavior and health, as well as the practical application of theory and approaches to health promotion research and practice. Designed for graduates or upper level undergraduates, the book maintains a consistent, single voice and offers many examples throughout. Contents: Section I. Theory in Context: 1.Health Behavior in the Context of Public Health 2.A Social Ecological Perspective 3.Theories of Motivation and Behavior: A Brief History and Contemporary Perspectives Section II. Cognitive and Social Theories of Motivation and Behavior 4.Expectancy Value Models 5.Operant Conditioning, Self-Regulation, and Social Cognitive Theory 6.Social Influence Theory: The Effects of Social Factors on Health Behavior 7.Diffusion of Innovations Theory Section III. Behavior Change Theories 8.Learning, Teaching, and Counseling 9.Self-Determination Theory and Motivational Interviewing 10.Stage Models 11.Health Communication and Social Marketing 12.Communities and Health Promotion

Clinical Research in Complementary Therapies E-Book

Principles, Problems and Solutions

Author: George Thomas Lewith,Wayne B. Jonas,Harald Walach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049166

Category: Medical

Page: 426

View: 4502

The use of complementary therapies is exploding, increasing the pressure to establish a rigorous science to support its practice. Clinical Research in Complementary Therapies: Principles, Problems and Solutions provides students with the tools they need to research complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) and so fill this gap. Essential for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, this second edition is significantly updated and enhanced. Part 1 deals with research strategies and methods, explaining the major types of clinical research in CIM and how these inter-relate. New chapters are included on whole systems research, qualitative research and questionnaire development. Not all therapies can be treated the same way nor channeled through the signal process of randomized controlled trials. Therefore, detailed description of mixed methods approaches including observational, qualitative, cost-benefit and comparative effectiveness research are described. Part 2 deals with specific complementary therapies and how they are invested by experts in each field. The book analyses the key questions asked and the controversies debated in complementary medicine research and offers clear and innovative guidance for answering these questions. FEATURES • Provides an overarching synthesis of methods in CIM and how they are to be used collectively including the role of comparative effectiveness research • Suggests both general and specific factors which need to be considered in assessing or planning complementary therapy research • Pinpoints aspects of research which are different in orthodox research and complementary therapy research • Reviews the types of research carried out in specific complementary therapies and analyses issues which arise • Includes information on measuring the economic cost and benefits of complementary medicine, clinical audit and the role of placebos use • Builds upon recent research results, looks at the lessons these provide for all complementary therapies and suggests key issues to address in future research. • Provides an overarching synthesis of methods in CIM and how they are to be used collectively including the role of comparative effectiveness research • Suggests both general and specific factors which need to be considered in assessing or planning complementary therapy research • Pinpoints aspects of research which are different in orthodox research and complementary therapy research • Reviews the types of research carried out in specific complementary therapies and analyses issues which arise • Includes information on measuring the economic cost and benefits of complementary medicine, clinical audit and the role of placebos use • Builds upon recent research results, looks at the lessons these provide for all complementary therapies and suggests key issues to address in future research.

The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods

Author: Zahirul Hoque,Lee D. Parker,Mark A. Covaleski,Kathryn Haynes

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131738024X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 542

View: 7184

Selecting from the wide range of research methodologies remains a dilemma for all scholars, not least those looking to study the world of accounting. Both established and emerging research methods are frequently advocated, creating a challengingly broad range of choices. Covering a selection of qualitative methodological issues, research strategies and methods, this comprehensive compilation provides an essential guide to the choice and execution of qualitative research approaches in this field. The contributions are grouped into four sections: Worldview and paradigms Methodologies and strategies Data collection methods and analysis Experiencing qualitative field research: personal reflections Edited by leading scholars, with contributions from experts and rising stars, this volume will be essential reading for anyone looking to undertake research in the qualitative accounting field.

Introduction to Test Construction in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

A Practical Guide

Author: Joshua A. Fishman,Tomás Galguera

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461665582

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 6097

Offers beginning researchers in psychology and education with limited statistics backgrounds a practical, hands-on guide to the preparation, assessment, and development of quantitative research instruments.

Community, Diversity, and Conflict Among Schoolteachers

The Ties that Blind

Author: Betty Achinstein

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807741740

Category: Education

Page: 179

View: 7159

Using richly textured case studies of two very different schools, the author shows when teachers enact reforms in the name of community, what often emerges is conflict. Whether dealing with issues of teachers collaboration or how to meet the needs of a diverse student population, conflicts within professional communities reflect important differences of beliefs and practices. This book reframes conflict as constructive in building educational communities that learn and promote democratic values in schools.

The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309133180

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 5085

The anthrax incidents following the 9/11 terrorist attacks put the spotlight on the nation’s public health agencies, placing it under an unprecedented scrutiny that added new dimensions to the complex issues considered in this report. The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century reaffirms the vision of Healthy People 2010, and outlines a systems approach to assuring the nation’s health in practice, research, and policy. This approach focuses on joining the unique resources and perspectives of diverse sectors and entities and challenges these groups to work in a concerted, strategic way to promote and protect the public’s health. Focusing on diverse partnerships as the framework for public health, the book discusses: The need for a shift from an individual to a population-based approach in practice, research, policy, and community engagement. The status of the governmental public health infrastructure and what needs to be improved, including its interface with the health care delivery system. The roles nongovernment actors, such as academia, business, local communities and the media can play in creating a healthy nation. Providing an accessible analysis, this book will be important to public health policy-makers and practitioners, business and community leaders, health advocates, educators and journalists.

Evaluating Research

Methodology for People Who Need to Read Research

Author: Francis C. Dane

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141297853X

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

View: 8948

The book is intended to help students understand and interpret research articles and how to evaluate what was done in the research. It is not intended to show them how to do research but rather how to understand research articles and evaluate that research.

How to Do a Research Project

A Guide for Undergraduate Students

Author: Colin Robson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Limited

ISBN: 9781118691328

Category: Project method in teaching

Page: 176

View: 6046

Written specifically to address the needs and concerns of the undergraduate, this tightly focused second edition guides students through the process of conducting and completing a research project. Friendly and accessible, this fully-updated second edition includes a number of accompanying student support materials to aid students further. Closely integrated sets of end-of-chapter tasks covering all aspects of research projects from design to completion, as well as suggested further reading, enhance each chapter. A wide range of additional helpful materials relevant to particular subject areas is also available on the accompanying website at www.wiley.com/college/robson. This textbook is an invaluable resource for students in a wide range of disciplines and fields of study, particularly those planning to use social research methods or to carry out a library-based study, for their undergraduate research project.

A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM)

Author: Joseph F. Hair

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452217440

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

View: 2276

A Primer on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM), by Hair, Hult, Ringle, and Sarstedt, provides a concise yet very practical guide to understanding and using PLS structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). PLS-SEM is evolving as a statistical modeling technique and its use has increased exponentially in recent years within a variety of disciplines, due to the recognition that PLS-SEM’s distinctive methodological features make it a viable alternative to the more popular covariance-based SEM approach. This text—the only comprehensive book available to explain the fundamental aspects of the method—includes extensive examples on SmartPLS software, and is accompanied by multiple data sets that are available for download from the accompanying website (www.pls-sem.com).

Qualitative Research Methods in Public Relations and Marketing Communications

Author: Christine Daymon,Immy Holloway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136935037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 5493

The second edition of this highly accessible, core textbook continues to offer students a practical guide to the process of planning, undertaking and writing about qualitative research in public relations and marketing communications. Through clear explanations and illustrations, the book encourages undergraduate and master level students to engage with the main approaches and techniques for conducting critical, reflective investigations. This new edition: Identifies the skills and strategies needed to conduct authentic, trustworthy research Highlights specific analytical techniques associated within the main research approaches Provides new sections on internet-based research, critical discourse analysis, historical research, action research and mixed methods research Qualitative Research Methods in Public Relations and Marketing Communications will be invaluable for those undertaking research methods courses on public relations and marketing communication degrees, as well as those working on a dissertation.

Leadership styles

Author: Anne Lewis,American Association of School Administrators

Publisher: Amer Assn School Administrator

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 63

View: 8713

Applying Regression and Correlation

A Guide for Students and Researchers

Author: Jeremy Miles,Mark Shevlin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761962304

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 2642

This book takes a fresh look at applying regression analysis in the behavioural sciences by introducing the reader to regression analysis through a simple model-building approach. The authors start with the basics and begin by re-visiting the mean, and the standard deviation, with which most readers will already be familiar, and show that they can be thought of a least squares model. The book then shows that this least squares model is actually a special case of a regression analysis and can be extended to deal with first one, and then more than one independent variable. Extending the model from the mean to a regression analysis provides a powerful, but simple, way of thinking about what students believe

Herbal Medicine

Author: Rudolf Fritz Weiss,Volker Fintelmann

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 9783131263322

Category: Herbes - Emploi en thérapeutique

Page: 438

View: 9852

With the new contribution of Dr. Volker Fintelmann, Weiss's classic text on Herbal Medicine has been expanded and refocused to meet the needs of practicing physicians, residents, students, and other clinicians. Arranged by organ system, the book's clear structure and scientific orientation make the topic of herbal medicine accessible to even the most traditional medical doctor. You will benefit from the newest research, clinical studies, and the pivotal findings of the German Commission E on the efficacy of herbs. Special features include: In-depth coverage of the state-of-the-art of phytotherapy Key prescription information highlighted in each chapter Superb color photographs throughout the text Two new quick reference sections that maximize your access to the material-- by herbs and the disorder they are used for, and by disorder and the herbs used in its treatment Volker Fintelmann, MD is a licensed doctor of internal medicine and gastroenterology. Former Chairman of the German Commission E, his work focuses on the practical and methodological development of herbal medicine. Rudolf Fritz Weiss, MD (1895-1991), author of the first edition of HERBAL MEDICINE is highly regarded as the "founding father" of modern German phytotherapy. He studied botany and medicine at the University of Berlin, qualifying as a doctor in 1922 and subsequently taking additional qualifications in internal medicine. A teaching post in herbal medicine was interrupted by war service as an army doctor, followed by seven years in Russian captivity as a doctor in prisoner-of-war camp hospitals. After retiring from clinical practice in 1961, he devoted his life to the scientific development and acceptance of herbal medicine. Weiss was appointed as a member of the German Commission E in 1978. He was founder and editor of the ZEITSCHRIFT FUER PHYTOTHERAPIE, and lectured on current advances in the subject at the University of Tuebingen.

A Gentle Guide to Research Methods

Author: Gordon Rugg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335230199

Category: Reference

Page: 254

View: 2231

IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO A RESEARCH PROJECT, THEN THIS IS THE IDEAL GUIDE FOR YOU. A Gentle Guide to Research Methodsexplains what research is, andguides you through choosing and using the method best suited to yourneeds, with detailed examples from a wide range of disciplines. It alsogives you practical nuts and bolts advice about how to avoid classicproblems and how to get the most out of your project. Written in a down-to-earth and highly accessible style, this unique bookprovides an overview of the big picture of research and of how this linksto practical details. It covers the whole process of conducting research,including: Choosing a research topic and research design Data collection methods Data analysis and statistics Writing up The authors also provide invaluable advice about planning your researchso that it can help you with your career plans and life aspirations. Drawing on numerous examples from student projects,A Gentle Guideto Research Methodswill guide you through your project towards ahappy ending.