Making Sense

Life Sciences : a Student's Guide to Research and Writing
Author: Margot Northey,P. von Aderkas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195433708
Category: Science
Page: 262
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The newest book in the best-selling Making Sense series, Making Sense in the Life Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the life sciences - including biology, biochemistry, health sciences, pharmacology, and zoology. Designed specifically for students in the lifesciences, this book outlines general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such topics as writing essays and lab reports, conducting research, evaluating Internet sources, using electronic journal databases, documenting sources, and preparing resumes and application letters.Maintaining the clear, straightforward style of the other books in the series, Making Sense in the Life Sciences is an invaluable resource for students throughout their academic careers and beyond.

Making Sense in the Social Sciences: Making Sense in the Social Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Fifth Edition
Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,Patrizia Albanese
Publisher: OUP Canada
ISBN: 9780195445831
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Making Sense in the Social Sciences is intended for students in any social sciences course containing research/writing components.

Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Social Sciences
Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,James Mackenzie Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Designed specifically for students in the social sciences, this useful guide outlines the basic principles of grammar, punctuation, usage, as well as discusses research design, theory, measurement, and argument.

I.T. in the Social Sciences

A Student's Guide to the Information and Communication Technologies
Author: Millsom Henry
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631212676
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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IT in the Social Sciences provides students with an overview of the use and study of technology in the social sciences.

A Student's Guide to Methodology


Author: Peter Clough,Cathy Nutbrown
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446289435
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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The Third Edition of this hugely popular text provides students with straightforward principles and frameworks for understanding methodology. Peter Clough and Cathy Nutbrown are adept at making methodology meaningful for beginners and more advanced readers alike. Their book clearly demonstrates how methodology impacts upon every stage of the research process, and gives readers all of the tools that they need to understand it. New to this edition are the following: - new boxes and guidance on research ethics in every chapter - more international examples and perspectives - up to date coverage of online research methods - more examples from real students - a new companion website, featuring Powerpoint slides for lecturers The authors take an applied approach and every chapter contains a variety of practical examples from real research. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice at every step, meaning that the book remains extremely relevant throughout. It will be invaluable for all students who are doing a dissertation or taking a research methods module in education, the social sciences, business and health.

A Student Guide to Research in Social Science


Author: Renate Howe,Ros Lewis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780521408882
Category: Education
Page: 124
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A step-by-step guide on how to undertake research which investigates various aspects of society using surveys, interviews, biographical research, and other methods.

Introducing Qualitative Research

A Student's Guide
Author: Rosaline Barbour
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293351
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
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Rosaline Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter includes examples of real-life qualitative data and a range of exercises to help students get a feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data. The second edition includes: New examples from a range of social science disciplines, making this the perfect book no matter what course you’re studying More on unobtrusive methods of data collection, such as documentary analysis More on internet research methods, mixed methods and visual methods A new section on using software in qualitative research A brand new companion website full of additional lecturer and student resources.

Making Sense in the Social Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing
Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,Patrizia Albanese
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780199010196
Category: Report writing
Page: 296
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Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this sixth edition of Making Sense in the Social Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information onproper documentation guidelines, essay and report writing, different methods of qualitative and quantitative research, ethical research, and more.

Student Guide to Research in the Digital Age

How to Locate and Evaluate Information Sources
Author: Leslie Foster Stebbins
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591580997
Category: Computers
Page: 202
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One of the most perplexing aspects of research today is what to do when there's too much information on a topic. The key, says Leslie Stebbins, is to know how to find the most promising information, evaluate it, and use it effectively. Individual chapters provide a step-by-step introduction to research and critical evaluation and specific types of information resources, as well as guidance on such skills as note-taking and referencing. Students and librarians alike will benefit from these suggestions, strategies and straightforward examples for developing good filtering instincts and management of search results.

The Student'S Guide To Research Ethics


Author: Oliver, Paul
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335237975
Category: Education
Page: 180
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This reader-friendly book examines the ethical issues and questions that occur in university and professional research and will help both beginning and experienced researchers to identify ethical issues when they are conducting research.

Salsa Dancing into the Social Sciences


Author: Kristin Luker
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674040384
Category: Social Science
Page: 333
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This book is both a handbook for defining and completing a research project, and an astute introduction to the neglected history and changeable philosophy of modern social science.

Making Sense in the Life Sciences

A Student's Guide to Writing and Research
Author: Margot Northey,Patrick von Aderkas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780199010288
Category: Life sciences
Page: 288
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Part of the best-selling Making Sense series, Making Sense in the Life Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the life sciences - including biology, biochemistry, health sciences, pharmacology, and zoology. Maintaining the clear, straightforward style of the otherbooks in the series, this book outlines topics such as writing essays and lab reports, conducting research, evaluating Internet sources, using electronic journal databases, and documenting sources.

Research Design in Urban Planning

A Student's Guide
Author: Stuart Farthing
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 147395262X
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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"This excellent book fills a significant gap in the literature supporting planning education by providing clear, succinct advice on the design and implementation of small-scale student research projects." - Chris Couch, Professor of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool "A perfect text for supervisors to give students so that they plan their research projects carefully rather than leap headlong into data collection." - Jean Hillier, Emeritus Professor of Sustainability and Urban Planning, RMIT University, Melbourne "Highly recommended... Ranging across topics such as planning a research programme and data management and the handling of ethical issues, the book will be very helpful to those embarking on a thesis or dissertation in the field." - Peter Fidler, President of the University of Sunderland Research Design in Urban Planning: A Student’s Guide is a brilliantly accessible guide to designing research for that all-important dissertation. Aimed at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this text will: · discuss research design, outlining the stages of the research process in clear detail and the key decisions which need to be taken at each stage · explain to students how to re-interpret policy issues as researchable questions, appropriate for investigation · look in detail at how researchers make their choice of methods, helping students to justify their own decisions · reveal the ethical dimension to such decisions in the context of a growing requirement for the ethical approval of student projects · review the issues for comparative studies – important not least because of student involvement in Erasmus programs and AESOP workshops Packed with case studies, exercises, illustrations and summaries, Research Design in Urban Planning is an invaluable resource for students undertaking their first substantial, individual investigations.

A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy


Author: Harvey C Mansfield
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497645107
Category: Political Science
Page: 58
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Behind the daily headlines on presidential races and local elections is the theory of the polity—or what the end of our politics should be. Harvard’s Harvey C. Mansfield, one of America’s leading political theorists, explains why our quest for the good life must address the type of government we seek to uphold. He directs our gaze to the thinkers and philosophies and classic works that have proved most influential throughout the ages.

Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science


Author: Stephen Van Evera
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801454441
Category: Political Science
Page: 144
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Stephen Van Evera greeted new graduate students at MIT with a commonsense introduction to qualitative methods in the social sciences. His helpful hints, always warmly received, grew from a handful of memos to an underground classic primer. That primer evolved into a book of how-to information about graduate study, which is essential reading for graduate students and undergraduates in political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history—and for their advisers. •How should we frame, assess, and apply theories in the social sciences? "I am unpersuaded by the view that the prime rules of scientific method should differ between hard science and social science. Science is science." •A section on case studies shows novices the ropes. •Van Evera contends the realm of dissertations is often defined too narrowly “Making and testing theories are not the only games in town. . . . If everyone makes and tests theories but no one ever uses them, then what are they for?" •In "Helpful Hints on Writing a Political Science Ph.D. Dissertation," Van Evera focuses on presentation, and on broader issues of academic strategy and tactics. •Van Evera asks how political scientists should work together as a community. “All institutions and professions that face weak accountability need inner ethical rudders that define their obligations in order to stay on course."

Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences: Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Fifth Edition
Author: Margot Northey,David B. Knight,Dianne Draper
Publisher: OUP Canada
ISBN: 9780195445824
Category: Science
Page: 320
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This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences is intended for students in any geography or environmental science course containing research/writing components.

Developing Quality Dissertations in the Sciences

A Graduate Student's Guide to Achieving Excellence
Author: Barbara E. Lovitts,Ellen L. Wert
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579222595
Category: Education
Page: 40
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This is one of three short booklets designed to be given to graduate students as they begin their studies. They explain the purposes of the dissertation and the criteria by which it will be assessed. They help students understand the context of their course work; the need to take an active role in shaping their studies; and the importance of thinking ahead about the components of the dissertation and the quality of scholarship they will need to demonstrate. These booklets are intended to support the dissertation research and writing process by providing faculty and advisors with guidelines for setting clear expectations for student performance, and with a model for helping students produce the desired quality of work. They encourage dialogue between faculty and students about the quality of the components of their dissertation project. They include rubrics that students can use to self-assess their work and that can aid faculty in providing focused feedback. Setting explicit targets and benchmarks of excellence of the sort advocated in these booklets will enable departments and universities to respond to demands for accountability with clear criteria for, and evidence of, success; and will raise the overall quality of student performance.

The Routledge Doctoral Student's Companion

Getting to Grips with Research in Education and the Social Sciences
Author: Pat Thomson,Melanie Walker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136975136
Category: Education
Page: 440
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In the contemporary world it is clear that the need to study beyond Masters Level is increasing in importance for a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings. Students across the world are choosing doctorates not only to become career academics, but to go beyond the academic arena, in order to make a personal and educational, as well as an economic investment, in their workplace careers and their lives. However for many doctoral students, both full-time and part-time, navigating the literature and key issues surrounding doctoral research can often be a challenge. Bringing together contributions from key names in the international education arena, The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion is a comprehensive guide to the literature surrounding doctorates, bringing together questions, challenges and solutions normally scattered over a wide range of texts. Accessible and wide-ranging, it covers all doctoral students need to know about: what doctoral education means in contemporary practice forming an identity and knowledge as a doctoral student the big questions which run throughout doctoral practice becoming a researcher the skills needed to conduct research integrating oneself into a scholarly community. Offering an extensive and rounded guide to undertaking doctoral research in a single volume, this book is essential reading for all full-time and part-time doctoral students in education and related disciplines.

CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action


Author: Scott Myers-Lipton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351582933
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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This is the first practical social change text devoted to students working in an academic environment. While there are many books about community organizing and social change, there are no college texts focusing on how to provide real-world experience with academic content taking into consideration the flow of the academic term. CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action is written specifically for faculty and staff to use with college students with the goal of helping students bring about the change they believe is necessary to make our community a better place to live.