Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals
Author: Fred Pyrczak,Maria Tcherni-Buzzeo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 9781351260961
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals Book Excerpt:

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals is a guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. It breaks down the process of evaluating a journal article into easy-to-understand steps, and emphasizes the practical aspects of evaluating research - not just how to apply a list of technical terms from textbooks. The book avoids oversimplification in the evaluation process by describing the nuances that may make an article publishable even when it has serious methodological flaws. Students learn when and why certain types of flaws may be tolerated, and why evaluation should not be performed mechanically. Each chapter is organized around evaluation questions. For each question, there is a concise explanation of how to apply it in the evaluation of research reports. Numerous examples from journals in the social and behavioral sciences illustrate the application of the evaluation questions, and demonstrate actual examples of strong and weak features of published reports. Common-sense models for evaluation combined with a lack of jargon make it possible for students to start evaluating research articles the first week of class. New to this edition New chapters on: evaluating mixed methods research evaluating systematic reviews and meta-analyses program evaluation research Updated chapters and appendices that provide more comprehensive information and recent examples Full new online resources: test bank questions and PowerPoint slides for instructors, and self-test chapter quizzes, further readings and additional journal examples for students.

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals
Author: Fred Pyrczak,Maria Tcherni-Buzzeo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1351260944
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals Book Excerpt:

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals is a guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. It breaks down the process of evaluating a journal article into easy-to-understand steps, and emphasizes the practical aspects of evaluating research – not just how to apply a list of technical terms from textbooks. The book avoids oversimplification in the evaluation process by describing the nuances that may make an article publishable even when it has serious methodological flaws. Students learn when and why certain types of flaws may be tolerated, and why evaluation should not be performed mechanically. Each chapter is organized around evaluation questions. For each question, there is a concise explanation of how to apply it in the evaluation of research reports. Numerous examples from journals in the social and behavioral sciences illustrate the application of the evaluation questions, and demonstrate actual examples of strong and weak features of published reports. Common-sense models for evaluation combined with a lack of jargon make it possible for students to start evaluating research articles the first week of class. New to this edition New chapters on: evaluating mixed methods research evaluating systematic reviews and meta-analyses program evaluation research Updated chapters and appendices that provide more comprehensive information and recent examples Full new online resources: test bank questions and PowerPoint slides for instructors, and self-test chapter quizzes, further readings and additional journal examples for students.

Understanding and Evaluating Research

Understanding and Evaluating Research
Author: Sue L. T. McGregor
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN: 1506350976
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Evaluating Research Book Excerpt:

Understanding and Evaluating Research: A Critical Guide shows students how to be critical consumers of research and to appreciate the power of methodology as it shapes the research question, the use of theory in the study, the methods used, and how the outcomes are reported. The book starts with what it means to be a critical and uncritical reader of research, followed by a detailed chapter on methodology, and then proceeds to a discussion of each component of a research article as it is informed by the methodology. The book encourages readers to select an article from their discipline, learning along the way how to assess each component of the article and come to a judgment of its rigor or quality as a scholarly report.

Pocket Guide to Preparing Social Work Research Articles

Pocket Guide to Preparing Social Work Research Articles
Author: Bruce Thyer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2008-02-14
ISBN: 9780199717316
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pocket Guide to Preparing Social Work Research Articles Book Excerpt:

The art of writing up a completed research project in a format suitable for submission to a social work journal is an ability separate from one's skills as a research methodologist. It is also an ability that, despite its importance, is often overlooked by research courses and senior-level mentors. This straightforward pocket guide to Preparing Research Articles steps into the void as an insider's guide to getting published. Drawing on nearly 20 years of experience editing a social work research journal, Bruce A. Thyer has crafted a candid companion to the journal publishing process, unraveling the mysteries that students - as well as many established researchers - might otherwise stumble over, and as a result their prospectus for future success improve. Thyer's frank advice on selecting an appropriate journal, handling rejections and revisions, understanding confusing concepts like impact factors and electronic publishing, and avoiding common methodological and formatting pitfalls, constitute a gold mine for the fledging researcher-writer.

Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings

Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings
Author: George A. Morgan,Jeffrey A. Gliner,Robert J. Harmon
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2006-04-21
ISBN: 1135604533
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings Book Excerpt:

Clinically oriented professionals and students need to understand and evaluate the research and statistics in professional articles, especially given today's emphasis on evidence-based practice. This book demonstrates how the research approach and design help determine the appropriate statistical analysis. Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings features: *short, independent, chapters that do not have to be read in order; *a guide to understanding why a particular statistic was selected; *an emphasis on effects sizes including measures of risk potency; *numerous cross-disciplinary examples to illustrate the material; and *methods to help determine practical and clinical significance and their relation to meta-analysis and evidence-based practice. This book is intended for practitioners and students in psychology, education, counseling, mental and allied health, nursing, and medicine, and as a text for courses on understanding research methods and statistics.

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

Fundamentals of Social Work Research
Author: Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2009-10-09
ISBN: 1412954169
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Social Work Research Book Excerpt:

Fundamentals of Social Work Research is a briefer, but thoroughly re-worked version of the Engel and Schutt′s The Practice of Research in Social Work 2e which will provide an engaging text for introductory social work research classes. The Practice of Research in Social Work introduced research methods as an integrated set of techniques to investigate social work practice methods and problems. The brief edition will continue to integrate substantive practice-related examples with research techniques, present ethical decision making as a part of every aspect of the research design process, and infuse content on diversity and populations at risk throughout the text. The format is appropriate for courses in social work research methods which are one quarter or one semester in length.

Evaluating Research Efficiency of Chinese Universities

Evaluating Research Efficiency of Chinese Universities
Author: Yongmei Hu,Wenyan Liang,Yipeng Tang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 9811040303
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Research Efficiency of Chinese Universities Book Excerpt:

This book employs the modern econometric approaches such as DEA, Malmquist Index and Tobit models to evaluate research effectiveness and productivity of research-oriented universities in China. On the basis of five-year longitudinal data of more than a hundred “Project 211” universities, this book illustrates the current status of the effectiveness and productivity of research-oriented universities , demonstrating regional differences, exploring dynamic changes and identifying underlying factors. Any researcher or policymaker who cares about the recent development in Chinese higher education in the 21st century will benefit from our in-depth analyses. ​

International Symposium on Fuzzy Systems Knowledge Discovery and Natural Computation FSKD 2014

International Symposium on Fuzzy Systems  Knowledge Discovery and Natural Computation  FSKD 2014
Author: Defu Zhang, Xiamen University, China
Publsiher: DEStech Publications, Inc
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 1605951986
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Symposium on Fuzzy Systems Knowledge Discovery and Natural Computation FSKD 2014 Book Excerpt:

ICNC-FSKD is a premier international forum for scientists and researchers to present the state of the art of data mining and intelligent methods inspired from nature, particularly biological, linguistic, and physical systems, with applications to computers, circuits, systems, control, communications, and more. This is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary area in which a wide range of theory and methodologies are being investigated and developed to tackle complex and challenging problems.

The Practice of Nursing Research

The Practice of Nursing Research
Author: Susan K. Grove,Nancy Burns (Ph. D.),Jennifer Gray
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1455707368
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice of Nursing Research Book Excerpt:

Nancy Burns is first named author on previous edition.

Elements of Inquiry

Elements of Inquiry
Author: Peter J Burke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN: 135196853X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Inquiry Book Excerpt:

• Fundamental concepts and rules of research are explained for both consumers and producers of research reports. • The philosophical basis of research is examined and set forth as the foundation of a formal method of inquiry. • Clearly presents guidelines for research and demonstrates their use in the design and improvement of programs. • Provides guidance on what one should do as well as on what one should not to do in conducting research. • Numerous practical examples amply demonstrate the principles presented in this book. • End-of-chapter exercises provide an opportunity to apply the constructs discussed in the chapters. • An Instructor’s Guide is included with your examination copy. Table of Contents Part I: The Beginning Chapter 1: Research As Inquiry Chapter 2: Consuming Research Part II The Rules Chapter 3: The Theoretical Basis of Research Chapter 4: The Purpose of the Study Chapter 5: The Design of the Study Chapter 6: Know the Evidence Chapter 7: Know the Evidence Source Chapter 8: Gather the Evidence Chapter 9: Review the Evidence Chapter 10: Display the Findings Chapter 11: Answer the Question Chapter 12: Determine Closure Part III Resources Chapter 13: Research in Action Chapter 14: Annotated Bibliography Glossary Composite Bibliography Subject Index Appendix

Preparing Literature Reviews

Preparing Literature Reviews
Author: M Ling Pan
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1351968483
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing Literature Reviews Book Excerpt:

• Illustrates all the steps in preparing qualitative and quantitative literature reviews. • Emphasizes topic selection, locating literature, and avoiding major pitfalls in evaluating and synthesizing literature. • Shows how to improve literature reviews through the judicious inclusion of statistical results found in the literature. • Provides easy-to-follow advice on how to avoid misrepresenting the results of published research in literature reviews. • The numerous examples throughout the text and the nine model literature reviews clarify the process of following the guidelines for writing solid, state-of-the-art literature reviews. • Shows students how to blend qualitative and quantitative approaches to preparing literature reviews without being overly mathematical. • Two chapters present clear explanations of how to conduct meta-analyses. • All examples have been updated to ensure consistency with the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the fourth edition of the American Sociological Association’s Style Guide.

Evaluating Research Articles from Start to Finish

Evaluating Research Articles from Start to Finish
Author: Ellen R. Girden
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2001-04-19
ISBN: 9780761922148
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Research Articles from Start to Finish Book Excerpt:

Describes how to critique various types of study including: case studies, surveys, correlation studies, regression analysis studies, factor-analytic studies, discriminant analysis studies, factorial studies, and quasi-experimental studies.

Editorial and authorial voices in EFL academic journal publishing

Editorial and authorial voices in EFL academic journal publishing
Author: Roger Nunn,John Adamson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1105895904
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Editorial and authorial voices in EFL academic journal publishing Book Excerpt:

"This volume of work is intended as a natural successor to "Accepting alternative voices in EFL journal articles" (Nunn & Adamson, 2009) in which we looked into the possibilities of challenging the standard evaluation criteria and review procedure for EFL journal submissions to the Asian EFL Journal. Continuing this exploration into issues impacting upon academic publishing in EFL, chapters 2-6 pursue the issue of authorial voice where there seems to be an increasing consensus that a first person voice has a legitimate role beyond the humanities field. In chapters 7 to 9, the focus shifts to the wider perspectives of the journal reviewer or editor as researcher, exploring issues which directly shape their academic world views. This is an essential step in recognizing that research is necessary to both raise awareness of journal staff about authorial voice in publishing, especially those of non-Anglophone scholars, and also about how reviewers and editors construct their own identity, how they perceive their responsibilities and how they position the journals for which they work."--John Adamson.

Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management

Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management
Author: Mojisola Erdt,Aravind Sesagiri Raamkumar,Edie Rasmussen,Yin-Leng Theng
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN: 981131053X
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurement and Scholarly Information Management Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Altmetrics for Research Outputs Measurements and Scholarly Information Management, AROSIM 2018, held in Singapore, in January 2018. The 7 revised full papers presented together with two keynote papers and one introduction paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 20 submissions. The workshop will investigate how social media based metrics along with traditional and non-traditional metrics can advance the state-of-the-art in measuring research outputs.

The Future of the Academic Journal

The Future of the Academic Journal
Author: Bill Cope,Angus Phillips
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN: 1780634641
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Academic Journal Book Excerpt:

The world of the academic journal continues to be one of radical change. A follow-up volume to the first edition of The Future of the Academic Journal, this book is a significant contribution to the debates around the future of journals publishing. The book takes an international perspective and looks ahead at how the industry will continue to develop over the next few years. With contributions from leading academics and industry professionals, the book provides a reliable and impartial view of this fast-changing area. The book includes various discussions on the future of journals, including the influence of business models and the growth of journals publishing, open access and academic libraries, as well as journals published in Asia, Africa and South America. looks at a fast moving and vital area for academics and publishers contains contributions from leading international figures from universities and publishers

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook
Author: Andreas Vossler,Naomi Moller
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN: 1473908698
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook Book Excerpt:

Research is a vital and often daunting component of many counselling and psychotherapy courses. As well as completing their own research projects, trainees across modalities must understand the research in the field – what it tells them and how to do it. Breaking down this seemingly mountainous task into easy to swallow pieces, this book will navigate your students through each stage of the research process, from choosing a research question, through the pros and cons of different methods, to data analysis and writing up their findings. Written by leading contributors from the field including John McLeod, Mick Cooper and Tim Bond, each chapter features points for reflection, engaging activities and suggestions for further reading, helping students to engage with all aspects of research. An original graphic narrative runs throughout the book, bringing this complex topic to life in a unique way. Whether embarking on research for the first time or already a little familiar with research and research methods, this unique guide is something counselling and psychotherapy students will turn to continually throughout their research projects.

Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education

Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education
Author: Chenicheri Sid Nair,Len Webster,Patricie Mertova
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2010-08-12
ISBN: 1780630379
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

This book provides a range of case studies concerning the leadership and management of quality development in higher education. It captures the experiences of senior administrators and managers to the complexity of problems that quality development involves. The authors draw attention to the human-centred approach to quality, as they argue that in any activity there is a need to take account of human values and attitudes. Experiences from experts in the field Guide to resources that are utilized in the higher education industry Auditors’ perceptions

Evaluating Research Performance in Tourism

Evaluating Research Performance in Tourism
Author: Anita Zehrer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9783830030621
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Research Performance in Tourism Book Excerpt:

Journal of the Market Research Society

Journal of the Market Research Society
Author: Market Research Society
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marketing research
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of the Market Research Society Book Excerpt:

Research Made Accessible

Research Made Accessible
Author: Michelle Dunaway
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 0081018916
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Made Accessible Book Excerpt:

Research Made Accessible highlights the role that information literacy educators have in teaching scientific literacy skills at the postsecondary level, providing clear methods for doing so. In addition, the book attempts to start a conversation within the field of library and information science about the need for scientific literacy, both for students and for an informed citizenry. Despite the existence of numerous books that provide practical guidance to library and information professionals seeking to understand and engage in academic research, there is evidence to suggest that research may continue to be a topic where librarians struggle. One possible explanation for this is the lack of books and information sources that provide novice-level guidance for the reading and evaluation of research published in academic journals. This book seeks to fill that gap with the information librarians need to build bridges to their users. Presents academic librarians with the conceptual parts that situate scientific literacy as part of information literacy Provides practitioners with exercises that use examples and explanations to illustrate the process of evaluating research articles Helps librarians fill gaps with tactics that will build bridges to their users