Evaluating Research

Evaluating Research
Author: Francis C. Dane
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2010-01-06
ISBN: 141297853X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Research Book Excerpt:

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.

ECRM2016 Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business Management

ECRM2016 Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business Management
Author: Vladlena Benson,Fragkiskos Filippaios
Publsiher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2016-05-20
ISBN: 1910810940
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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RealWorld Evaluation

RealWorld Evaluation
Author: Michael Bamberger,Jim Rugh,Linda Mabry
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN: 1483306984
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RealWorld Evaluation Book Excerpt:

This book addresses the challenges of conducting program evaluations in real-world contexts where evaluators and the agencies face budget and time constraints and where critical data is missing. The book is organized around a seven-step model developed by the authors, which has been tested and refined in workshops. Vignettes and case studies—representing evaluations from a variety of geographic regions and sectors—demonstrate adaptive possibilities for small projects with budgets of a few thousand dollars to large-scale, long-term evaluations. The text incorporates quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method designs and this Second Edition reflects important developments in the field over the last five years.

Doing Research with Children

Doing Research with Children
Author: Anne D Greig,Jayne Taylor,Tommy MacKay
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-11-16
ISBN: 1446271609
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Research with Children Book Excerpt:

This Third Edition of Doing Research with Children is practical introduction to the process of designing, doing and writing up research with children and young people. At the centre is a commitment to engaging with children and young people as active research participants rather than as passive subjects. In the new edition, you'll find up to date information on the fast-changing political and ethical debates around research with children and young people as well as guidance on how to carry out research yourself. Divided into three sections, the new edition covers: -the main theories and approaches of research with children and young people -expanded guidance on research ethics -techniques for conducting both qualitative and quantitative research -more on analysing your research -a brand new chapter on communicating your research findings. This is a must-have guide for students and practitioners who are engaging in research with children and young people.

Doing Real Research

Doing Real Research
Author: Eric Jensen,Charles Laurie
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-03-17
ISBN: 1473944295
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Real Research Book Excerpt:

Challenging the formality and idealized settings of conventional methods teaching and opting instead for a real world approach to social research, this book offers frank, practical advice designed to empower students and researchers alike. Theoretically robust and with an exhaustive coverage of key methodologies and methods the title establishes the cornerstones of social research. Examples reflect research conducted inside and outside formal university settings and range from the extremes of war torn countries to the complexities of school classrooms. Supported by a wealth of learning features and tools the textbook and website include: Video top tips Podcasts Full text journal articles Interviews with researchers conducting field research Links to external websites and blogs Student exercises Real world case studies

Study Skills in Health Care

Study Skills in Health Care
Author: Jayne Taylor
Publsiher: Nelson Thornes
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780748771196
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Skills in Health Care Book Excerpt:

This multiprofessional, introductory text focuses on how the reader can survive the experience of studying. Chapters cover giving a presentation or seminar, essay writing, library skills, succeeding in exams and surviving clinical placements.

Understanding and Evaluating Research

Understanding and Evaluating Research
Author: Sue L. T. McGregor
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2017-10-25
ISBN: 1506350968
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. View the brief Table of Contents for this book.

Evaluating Research in Health and Social Care

Evaluating Research in Health and Social Care
Author: Roger Gomm,Gill Needham,Anne Bullman
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-11-13
ISBN: 9780761964919
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Research in Health and Social Care Book Excerpt:

Practitioners across the caring professions increasingly need to know where evidence can be found and to evaluate different forms of evidence with a critical eye. This invaluable collection includes exemplars of a wide range of research techniques and provides a critical commentary for each. The commentary is designed to tackle jargon and demystify the text, highlighting the compromises that need to be made in real world research designs and the complexity of controlling relevant variables. The book seeks to underline the challenges of interpreting and generalising results both for the researchers and for those who fund their work. This is a set book for the Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health and So

Making Sense of Social Research Methodology

Making Sense of Social Research Methodology
Author: Pengfei Zhao,Karen Ross,Peiwei Li,Barbara Dennis
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-01-11
ISBN: 1506378676
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Sense of Social Research Methodology Book Excerpt:

Making Sense of Social Research Methodology: A Student and Practitioner Centered Approach introduces students to research methods by illuminating the underlying assumptions of social science inquiry. Authors Pengfei Zhao, Karen Ross, Peiwei Li, and Barbara Dennis show how research concepts are often an integral part of everyday life through illustrative common scenarios, like looking for a recipe or going on a job interview. The authors extrapolate from these personal but ubiquitous experiences to further explain concepts, like gathering data or social context, so students develop a deeper understanding of research and its applications outside of the classroom. Students from across the social sciences can take this new understanding into their own research, their professional lives, and their personal lives with a new sense of relevancy and urgency. This text is organized into clusters that center on major topics in social science research. The first cluster introduces concepts that are fundamental to all aspects and steps of the research process. These concepts include relationality, identity, ethics, epistemology, validity, and the sociopolitical context within which research occurs. The second and third clusters focus on data and inference. These clusters engage concretely with steps of the research process, including decisions about designing research, generating data, making inferences. Throughout the chapters, Pause and Reflect open-ended questions provide readers with the space for further inquiry into research concepts and how they apply to life. Research Scenario features in each chapter offer new perspectives on major research topics from leading and emerging voices in methods. Moving from this dialogic perspective to more actionable advice, You and Research features offer students concrete steps for engaging with research. Take your research into the world with Making Sense of Social Research Methodology: A Student and Practitioner Centered Approach.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Midwives Research and Childbirth

Midwives  Research and Childbirth
Author: Sarah Robinson,Ann M. Thomson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2013-12-11
ISBN: 148996956X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evaluating Research

Evaluating Research
Author: FRANCIS C. DANE,Elliot Donald Carhart
Publsiher: Sage Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN: 9781544396439
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Research Book Excerpt:

The third edition of Evaluating Research by Francis C. Dane and Elliot Carhart provides students with the skills to read and evaluate research studies. Aimed at courses where it is more important for students to develop an understanding of methods, rather than conduct their own research, this book covers all aspects of reading social, behavioral, and health science research from the basics, such as the structure of reports and accessing research, as well as overviews of the main types of research methods. The authors emphasize critical reading skills to enable students to become experts in evaluating research, so students can decide whether to incorporate that research into their future professional activities. Each chapter includes an overview at the beginning and exercises at the end to reinforce the content learned. Starting from the basic principles of why we do research, the book moves readers through the practicalities of finding studies to the principles of the scientific method and how to break down and analyze research reports. New to the third edition, Understanding Checks placed throughout each chapter help students cement their learning. The organization of the book is now more logical, with a new chapter on accessing research up front and ending with a chapter on statistical analyses. New research examples throughout, including such topical examples as mindfulness, college attendance, and bias in healthcare, help students see the relevance of research in their lives.

Study Skills for Nurses

Study Skills for Nurses
Author: Jayne Taylor
Publsiher: Nelson Thornes
Total Pages: 116
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780748751624
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Skills for Nurses Book Excerpt:

This book provides valuable tips on examination techniques, undertaking research, seminar presentation, essay writing and the use of information technology.

Doing a Literature Review

Doing a Literature Review
Author: Chris Hart
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 152642312X
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing a Literature Review Book Excerpt:

The ultimate guide to the ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘why’ of literature reviewing, the second edition of the classic text shows how the literature review will unlock the full potential of one's research with: A thorough exploration of the literature review process from start to finish Two brand new chapters explaining the different types of review and evidence and evaluation Extended examples that show you how to apply key techniques and procedures A new ‘core skills’ framework to help you turn your research experience into employability A critical thinking focus that will help you construct convincing arguments and improve your research decisions In combining a critical, philosophical approach with an expertly selected body of practical examples, the Second Edition of Chris Hart's landmark text provides both the intellectual understanding and the technical skills required to produce sophisticated, robust literature reviews of the very highest standard. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

Interpreting Educational Research

Interpreting Educational Research
Author: Daniel R. Hittleman,Alan J. Simon
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Educational Research Book Excerpt:

For courses in Research Methods in Education. Interpreting Educational Research: An Introduction for Consumers of Research, fourth edition, is designed for introductory, post-baccalaureate research courses in which elementary and early childhood education teachers, reading/literacy specialists, special education teachers, content area teachers at the middle and secondary school levels, administrators and curriculum specialists are prepared as consumers rather than as producers of educational research. It provides preservice and in-service teachers with basic knowledge and skills for reading, interpreting, and evaluating both quantitative and qualitative educational research, so that they can make program, curriculum, and instructional decisions based upon those research results. This text guides learners in activities based on current integrated language arts principles and practices for reading and writing content area discourse. It also guides readers to independence in the use of techniques for reading, interpreting, evaluating, and writing about education research.

Evaluation Research in Education

Evaluation Research in Education
Author: William W. Cooley,Paul R. Lohnes
Publsiher: Halsted Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Research Design Explained

Research Design Explained
Author: Mark L. Mitchell,Janina M. Jolley
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 644
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Experimental design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Research and Evaluation in Education and the Social Sciences

Research and Evaluation in Education and the Social Sciences
Author: Mary Lee Smith,Gene V. Glass
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Evaluation in Education and the Social Sciences Book Excerpt:

Mary Lee Smith is an American researcher and academic, whose work spanned across fields from psychology, to research methodology, to education reform. She is a Regents' Professor Emeritus of education policy and measurement, statistics, and research methodology at Arizona State University. Smith, along with Gene Glass, were known for their pioneering work in using meta-analyses for reporting research outcomes. Smith attended the University of Colorado Boulder on a scholarship for her undergraduate studies. Going against advice to become a high school teacher, Smith returned to the University of Colorado Boulder to earn a PhD in counseling psychology. Following her doctorate, Smith joined the faculty at the University of Colorado in research methodology. There, she worked closely with Gene Glass in incorporating meta-analyses into research. Interviews conducted by Morton Hunt revealed that Smith worked along Glass in locating the studies, constructing the sample, assessing the materials, coding, and calculating effect sizes. Smith and Glass were later co-principal investigators on several important studies using meta-analyses in psychology, and together with Thomas Miller, published the book Benefits of Psychotherapy in 1980. Later on, Smith became a faculty member at Arizona State University, where her research interests focused on school and education policy. She has published numerous publications on education policy, and published the book, Political Spectacle and the Fate of American Schools in 2003--Wikipedia.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evaluating Social Science Research

Evaluating Social Science Research
Author: Thomas R Black
Publsiher: SAGE Publications Limited
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluating Social Science Research Book Excerpt:

This basic introduction assesses the meaning and validity of research in the social sciences and related fields. Thomas R. Black shows how the ability to critically read published research is essential and is different from the skills involved in undertaking research or statistical analysis. Black explains in clear and straightforward terms how students can evaluate research, with particular emphasis on research involving some aspect of measurement. This comprehensive book examines research design, data collection, and data analysis. Particular questions studied include: o Are the questions and hypotheses advanced appropriate and testable? o Is the research design sufficient for the hypothesis? o How good is the data gathered? o Do the statistical techniques used to analyze the data support the conclusion reached?