Get Your Data From Experiments

Get Your Data From Experiments
Author: Helen Coleman
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN: 1529742072
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Get Your Data From Experiments Book Excerpt:

Offering guidance on doing experiments, this Little Quick Fix helps you select the most appropriate experiment for your research, collect and record data, minimise error, and ensure your experiment is ethical and reproducible.

Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data

Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data
Author: W. Paul Vogt,Dianne C. Gardner,Elaine R. Vogt,Lynne M. Haeffele
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN: 1462515762
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data Book Excerpt:

"What are the most effective methods to code and analyze data for a particular study? This thoughtful and engaging book reviews the selection criteria for coding and analyzing any set of data--whether qualitative, quantitative, mixed, or visual. The authors systematically explain when to use verbal, numerical, graphic, or combined codes, and when to use qualitative, quantitative, graphic, or mixed-methods modes of analysis. Chapters on each topic are organized so that researchers can read them sequentially or can easily "flip and find" answers to specific questions. Nontechnical discussions of cutting-edge approaches--illustrated with real-world examples--emphasize how to choose (rather than how to implement) the various analyses. The book shows how using the right analysis methods leads to more justifiable conclusions and more persuasive presentations of research results. Useful features for teaching or self-study: *Chapter-opening preview boxes that highlight useful topics addressed. *End-of-chapter summary tables recapping the 'dos and don'ts' and advantages and disadvantages of each analytic technique. *Annotated suggestions for further reading and technical resources on each topic. Subject Areas/Keywords: analyses, coding, combined methods, data analysis, data collection, dissertation, graphical, interpretation, mixed methods, qualitative, quantitative, research analysis, research designs, research methods, social sciences, thesis, visual Audience: Researchers, instructors, and graduate students in a range of disciplines, including psychology, education, social work, sociology, health, and management; administrators and managers who need to make data-driven decisions"--

A Guide to Extensive Testing on Farms

A Guide to Extensive Testing on Farms
Author: Henry Hopp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1954
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to Extensive Testing on Farms Book Excerpt:

Designing Experiments and Analyzing Data

Designing Experiments and Analyzing Data
Author: Scott E. Maxwell,Harold D. Delaney,Ken Kelley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN: 1317284550
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Designing Experiments and Analyzing Data Book Excerpt:

Designing Experiments and Analyzing Data: A Model Comparison Perspective (3rd edition) offers an integrative conceptual framework for understanding experimental design and data analysis. Maxwell, Delaney, and Kelley first apply fundamental principles to simple experimental designs followed by an application of the same principles to more complicated designs. Their integrative conceptual framework better prepares readers to understand the logic behind a general strategy of data analysis that is appropriate for a wide variety of designs, which allows for the introduction of more complex topics that are generally omitted from other books. Numerous pedagogical features?further facilitate understanding:?examples of published research demonstrate the applicability of each chapter’s content; flowcharts?assist in choosing the most appropriate procedure;?end-of-chapter lists of important formulas highlight key ideas and assist readers in locating the initial presentation of equations; useful programming code and tips are provided throughout the book and in associated resources available online, and?extensive sets of exercises?help develop a deeper understanding of the subject.?Detailed solutions?for some of the exercises and?realistic data sets?are included on the website (DesigningExperiments.com). The pedagogical approach used throughout the book enables readers to gain an overview of experimental design, from conceptualization of the research question to analysis of the data. The book and its companion website with web apps, tutorials, and detailed code are ideal for students and researchers seeking the optimal way to design their studies and analyze the resulting data.

How to Complete a PhD in the Medical and Clinical Sciences

How to Complete a PhD in the Medical and Clinical Sciences
Author: Ashton Barnett-Vanes,Rachel Allen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 1119189616
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Complete a PhD in the Medical and Clinical Sciences Book Excerpt:

How to Complete a PhD in the Medical and Clinical Sciences provides fresh insight into the PhD process and a concise framework to aid current and prospective students undertaking research in the medical and clinical sciences. Filled with useful hints, tips, and practical guidance, the book covers key topics relevant to a PhD researcher such as publishing and presenting, core principles and techniques in medical science, dealing with common pitfalls, and how to write up and move on. Featuring contributions from authors with experience across the PhD research career spectrum, How to Complete a PhD in the Medical and Clinical Sciences is an invaluable resource for those undertaking their doctoral studies.

What Every Science Student Should Know

What Every Science Student Should Know
Author: Justin L. Bauer,Yoo Jung Kim,Andrew H. Zureick,Daniel K. Lee
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN: 022619888X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Every Science Student Should Know Book Excerpt:

Every year, six million students enter college with the intention of becoming a science major by the time they graduate, only 60% of them will actually follow through. This means that close to 2.4 million students, every year, drop out of the science track. According to the New York Times, roughly 40% of students planning science majors either end up switching their major or fail to get any degree. Furthermore, aspiring pre-medical students (who comprise a large percentage of the freshmen class at most colleges, but who may not be science majors) often cite frustrations with science coursework/grading as a main motivation for changing their career plans. What Every College Science Student Should Know teaches students everything they need to know about how to succeed in school and after graduation. It s a portable guide and mentor that teaches study skills, course selection and mastery, how to do scientific research, what to expect from majors, how to find mentors, and how to apply learned skills to career development and enjoyment. Written by recent college graduates for entering college students and seniors in high school, What Every College Science Student Should Know is an invaluable resource for those who want to pursue a science degree, and it s also an inspiring narrative of remarkable students who are already changing the world through science."

EBOOK Designing and Reporting Experiments in Psychology

EBOOK  Designing and Reporting Experiments in Psychology
Author: Peter Harris,Matthew J. Easterbrook,Jessica S. Horst
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2021-08-20
ISBN: 033524596X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Designing and Reporting Experiments in Psychology Book Excerpt:

This book will help undergraduate psychology students to write practical reports of experimental and other quantitative studies in psychology. It is designed to help with every stage of report writing and provides a resource that students can refer to throughout their degree, up-to and including when writing up a final year undergraduate project. Now fully updated in its fourth edition, this book maps to the seventh edition of the APA guidelines and offers more comprehensive advice, guidelines and recommendations than ever before. Students will benefit from: •Coverage of different forms of quantitative study, including online studies and studies that use questionnaires, as well as experiments •A range of handy test yourself questions (with answers at the end of the book) •Self-reflection questions to prompt deeper understanding •Summary sections that articulate the main points and provide a useful revision aid •An Index of Concepts indicating where in the book every concept is introduced and defined •Updated advice on how to find and cite references •Expanded coverage of ethics in quantitative research, including how to write ethically •Common mistake symbols, flagging areas where its easy to be caught out Peter Harris is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK where he led the Social and Applied Psychology Group. He has taught research design and statistics for many years. He has published extensively in social and health psychology. Matthew J. Easterbrook is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK. He has taught statistics at a national and international level. Jessica S. Horst is Reader in Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK, where she is also the Director of Teaching and Learning. She has taught research methods in both the USA and the UK.

Applied Statistics with R

Applied Statistics with R
Author: Justin C. Touchon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 0192640127
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Statistics with R Book Excerpt:

The statistical analyses that students of the life-sciences are being expected to perform are becoming increasingly advanced. Whether at the undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level, this book provides the tools needed to properly analyze your data in an efficient, accessible, plainspoken, frank, and occasionally humorous manner, ensuring that readers come away with the knowledge of which analyses they should use and when they should use them. The book uses the statistical language R, which is the choice of ecologists worldwide and is rapidly becoming the 'go-to' stats program throughout the life-sciences. Furthermore, by using a single, real-world dataset throughout the book, readers are encouraged to become deeply familiar with an imperfect but realistic set of data. Indeed, early chapters are specifically designed to teach basic data manipulation skills and build good habits in preparation for learning more advanced analyses. This approach also demonstrates the importance of viewing data through different lenses, facilitating an easy and natural progression from linear and generalized linear models through to mixed effects versions of those same analyses. Readers will also learn advanced plotting and data-wrangling techniques, and gain an introduction to writing their own functions. Applied Statistics with R is suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students, professional researchers, and practitioners throughout the life-sciences, whether in the fields of ecology, evolution, environmental studies, or computational biology.

Robot Experiments

Robot Experiments
Author: Ed Sobey, PhD
Publsiher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-09
ISBN: 1464502935
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robot Experiments Book Excerpt:

Build your own robot! Learn what makes a robot work. Then design, build, and program your very own robot. The experiments in this book will guide you through the field of robotics. Many experiments include ideas you can use for your own science fair project.

Trustworthy Online Controlled Experiments

Trustworthy Online Controlled Experiments
Author: Ron Kohavi,Diane Tang,Ya Xu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN: 1108601375
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trustworthy Online Controlled Experiments Book Excerpt:

This practical guide for students, researchers and practitioners offers real world guidance for data-driven decision making and innovation.

The Economics of Social Insurance and Employee Benefits

The Economics of Social Insurance and Employee Benefits
Author: Richard J. Butler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1999-09-30
ISBN: 9780792382669
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Social Insurance and Employee Benefits Book Excerpt:

Throughout, private sector human resource practices and public sector human resource policies are linked to various benefit models: the human capital model; the passive participant model; the insurance model; the managed care model; and the integrated health benefits model.

Programming Behavioral Experiments with MATLAB and Psychtoolbox

Programming Behavioral Experiments with MATLAB and Psychtoolbox
Author: Erman Misirlisoy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2016-11-10
ISBN: 1317205626
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming Behavioral Experiments with MATLAB and Psychtoolbox Book Excerpt:

Human behavior is fascinating so it’s no surprise that psychologists and neuroscientists spend their lives designing rigorous experiments to understand it. MATLAB is one of the most widely used pieces of software for designing and running behavioral experiments, and it opens up a world of quick and flexible experiment programming. This book offers a step-by-step guide to using MATLAB with Psychtoolbox to create customisable experiments. Its pocket size and simple language allow you to get straight to the point and help you to learn fast in order to complete your work in great time. In nine simple steps, it guides you all the way from setting parameters for your experiment to analysing the output. Gone are the daunting days of working through hundreds of irrelevant and complicated documents, as in this handy book, Erman Misirlisoy coaxes you in the right direction with his friendly and encouraging tricks and tips. If you want to learn how to develop your own experiments to collect and analyse behavioral data, then this book is a must-read. Whether you are a student in experimental psychology, a researcher in cognitive neuroscience, or simply someone who wants to run behavioral tasks on your friends for fun, this book will offer you the skills to succeed.

Single case and Small n Experimental Designs

Single case and Small n Experimental Designs
Author: John B. Todman,Pat Dugard
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2001-03-01
ISBN: 1135659354
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Single case and Small n Experimental Designs Book Excerpt:

This book is a practical guide to help researchers draw valid causal inferences from small-scale clinical intervention studies. It should be of interest to teachers of, and students in, courses with an experimental clinical component, as well as clinical researchers. Inferential statistics used in the analysis of group data are frequently invalid for use with data from single-case experimental designs. Even non-parametric rank tests provide, at best, approximate solutions for only some single-case (and small-n ) designs. Randomization (Exact) tests, on the other hand, can provide valid statistical analyses for all designs that incorporate a random procedure for assigning treatments to subjects or observation periods, including single-case designs. These Randomization tests require large numbers of data rearrangements and have been seldom used, partly because desktop computers have only recently become powerful enough to complete the analyses in a reasonable time. Now that the necessary computational power is available, they continue to be under-used because they receive scant attention in standard statistical texts for behavioral researchers and because available programs for running the analyses are relatively inaccessible to researchers with limited statistical or computing interest. This book is first and foremost a practical guide, although it also presents the theoretical basis for Randomization tests. Its most important aim is to make these tests accessible to researchers for a wide range of designs. It does this by providing programs on CD-ROM that allow users to run analyses of their data within a standard package (Minitab, Excel, or SPSS) with which they are already familiar. No statistical or computing expertise is required to use these programs. This is the "new stats" for single-case and small-n intervention studies, and anyone interested in this research approach will benefit.

So You Want to be a Scientist

So You Want to be a Scientist
Author: Philip A. Schwartzkroin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-08-27
ISBN: 0199887284
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So You Want to be a Scientist Book Excerpt:

What does it take to be a scientist? Equally important, what does it take to be happy as a scientist? Drawing on thirty years of experience, Philip Schwartzkroin offers the budding scientist an invaluable glimpse into the day-to-day life of the researcher, filling a huge hole in the education of most would-be scientists--whether undergraduates or high school seniors. As Schwartzkroin points out, many of the most important things researchers learn as they hone their craft are not written down anywhere. And many of these insights come as a surprise to the naïve and well-meaning student who somehow believes that "doing research" is an occupation that is substantially different from doing a job in "the real world." This book looks at the "job" of science. Starting with suggestions about how to decide whether you'd want to pursue such a career (and if so, how to get started), the book works through some of the obvious topics relevant to a research profession--how to write a paper, give a talk, construct a grant proposal. It also examines less obvious topics that are generally incorporated into a research education only by trial and error--"thinking" like a scientist, negotiating scientific politics, dealing with research ethics, and understanding social interactions. And the book includes many "real-life situations" that may confront the young scientist, along with the author's advice on how to solve these problems. Based on the author's long career in the laboratory and his rich experience mentoring trainees, So You Want to be a Scientist provides information and insights that will help the young scientist make better decisions and choices. It will also be useful to teachers, counselors, and parents for its realistic look at the demands and requirements for success in a research career.

Ecosystem Science Fair Projects Using the Scientific Method

Ecosystem Science Fair Projects  Using the Scientific Method
Author: Pam Walker,Elaine Wood
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0766054276
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Science Fair Projects Using the Scientific Method Book Excerpt:

How do cool temperatures affect the activity of a fish? Do earthworms prefer to live in light or darkness? Do weeds interfere with the growth of other plants? Readers will find the answers by doing the fun and simple experiments in this book. Many ideas for science fair projects are also included.

Forces and Motion Science Fair Projects Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method

Forces and Motion Science Fair Projects  Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method
Author: Robert Gardner
Publsiher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1464501920
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forces and Motion Science Fair Projects Revised and Expanded Using the Scientific Method Book Excerpt:

An Introduction to the Event Related Potential Technique second edition

An Introduction to the Event Related Potential Technique  second edition
Author: Steven J. Luck
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-06-20
ISBN: 0262324067
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Event Related Potential Technique second edition Book Excerpt:

An essential guide to designing, conducting, and analyzing event-related potential (ERP) experiments, completely updated for this edition. The event-related potential (ERP) technique, in which neural responses to specific events are extracted from the EEG, provides a powerful noninvasive tool for exploring the human brain. This volume describes practical methods for ERP research along with the underlying theoretical rationale. It offers researchers and students an essential guide to designing, conducting, and analyzing ERP experiments. This second edition has been completely updated, with additional material, new chapters, and more accessible explanations. Freely available supplementary material, including several online-only chapters, offer expanded or advanced treatment of selected topics. The first half of the book presents essential background information, describing the origins of ERPs, the nature of ERP components, and the design of ERP experiments. The second half of the book offers a detailed treatment of the main steps involved in conducting ERP experiments, covering such topics as recording the EEG, filtering the EEG and ERP waveforms, and quantifying amplitudes and latencies. Throughout, the emphasis is on rigorous experimental design and relatively simple analyses. New material in the second edition includes entire chapters devoted to components, artifacts, measuring amplitudes and latencies, and statistical analysis; updated coverage of recording technologies; concrete examples of experimental design; and many more figures. Online chapters cover such topics as overlap, localization, writing and reviewing ERP papers, and setting up and running an ERP lab.

Information and Experimental Knowledge

Information and Experimental Knowledge
Author: James Mattingly
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-12-13
ISBN: 022680478X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information and Experimental Knowledge Book Excerpt:

An ambitious new model of experimentation that will reorient our understanding of the key features of experimental practice. What is experimental knowledge, and how do we get it? While there is general agreement that experiment is a crucial source of scientific knowledge, how experiment generates that knowledge is far more contentious. In this book, philosopher of science James Mattingly explains how experiments function. Specifically, he discusses what it is about experimental practice that transforms observations of what may be very localized, particular, isolated systems into what may be global, general, integrated empirical knowledge. Mattingly argues that the purpose of experimentation is the same as the purpose of any other knowledge-generating enterprise—to change the state of information of the knower. This trivial-seeming point has a non-trivial consequence: to understand a knowledge-generating enterprise, we should follow the flow of information. Therefore, the account of experimental knowledge Mattingly provides is based on understanding how information flows in experiments: what facilitates that flow, what hinders it, and what characteristics allow it to flow from system to system, into the heads of researchers, and finally into our store of scientific knowledge.

Introductory Biological Statistics

Introductory Biological Statistics
Author: John E. Havel,Raymond E. Hampton,Scott J. Meiners
Publsiher: Waveland Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN: 1478639350
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introductory Biological Statistics Book Excerpt:

A thorough understanding of biology, no matter which subfield, requires a thorough understanding of statistics. As in previous editions, Havel and Hampton (with new co-author Scott Meiners) ground students in all essential methods of descriptive and inferential statistics, using examples from different biological sciences. The authors have retained the readable, accessible writing style popular with both students and instructors. Pedagogical improvements new to this edition include concept checks in all chapters to assist students in active learning and code samples showing how to solve many of the book's examples using R. Each chapter features numerous practice and homework exercises, with larger data sets available for download at waveland.com.

Study Skills for Science Engineering and Technology Students

Study Skills for Science  Engineering and Technology Students
Author: Pat Maier,Anna Barney,Geraldine Price
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 0273749757
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Skills for Science Engineering and Technology Students Book Excerpt:

An accessible, student-friendly handbook that covers all of the essential study skills that will ensure that Science, Engineering or Technology students get the most out of their course. Study Skills for Science, Engineering & Technology Students has been developed specifically to provide tried & tested guidance on the most important academic and study skills that students require throughout their time at university and beyond. Presented in a practical and easy-to-use style it demonstrates the immediate benefits to be gained by developing and improving these skills during each stage of their course.