Education

A Guide to Reference and Information Sources
Author: Nancy P. O'Brien
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086267
Category: Education
Page: 189
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Nearly 500 key reference sources in the education field today-most new to this edition and published within the last decade-are listed by subject and type of work. Numerous Web site references and an increased number of journal annotations reflect the increasing reliance on these sources. Topics include educational technology and media; multilingual and multicultural education; adult alternative, continuing, and distance education; and educational research and testing.

Research Methods in Physical Activity


Author: Jerry R. Thomas,Jack K. Nelson,Stephen J. Silverman
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 073608939X
Category: Education
Page: 457
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This new edition covers a broader variety of disciplines including exercise science, kinesiology, movement studies, physical education, sport science and sport studies.

Linguistics

A Guide to the Reference Literature
Author: Anna L. DeMiller
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086199
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 396
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Thoroughly revised and updated with some 500 new entries- including the addition of pertinent Internet sites-this is the only bibliographic guide to information sources for linguistics. Coverage spans from 1957 to the present, and DeMiller's detailed citations describe and evaluate each work, often offering comparisons to similar titles. Essential to the research and study of general or theoretical linguistics, the book is also indispensable in related areas.

Reference and Information Services

An Introduction, Fourth Edition
Author: Kay Ann Cassell ,Uma Hiremath
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 083891568X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Designed to complement every introductory library reference course, this is the perfect text for students and librarians looking to expand their personal reference knowledge, teaching failsafe methods for identifying important materials by matching specific types of questions to the best available sources, regardless of format. Guided by a national advisory board of educators and practitioners, this thoroughly updated text expertly keeps up with new technologies and practices while remaining grounded in the basics of reference work. Chapters on fundamental concepts, major reference sources, and special topics provide a solid foundation; the text also offers fresh insight on core issues, including ethics, readers' advisory, information literacy, and other key aspects of reference librarianship;selecting and evaluating reference materials, with strategies for keeping up to date;assessing and improving reference services;guidance on conducting reference interviews with a range of different library users, including children and young adults;a new discussion of reference as programming;important special reference topics such as Google search, 24/7 reference, and virtual reference; anddelivering reference services across multiple platforms As librarians experience a changing climate for all information services professionals, in this book Cassell and Hiremath provide the tools needed to manage the ebb and flow of changing reference services in today's libraries.

Health Promotion & Education Research Methods: Using the Five Chapter Thesis/ Dissertation Model


Author: Randy Cottrell,James F. McKenzie
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 076377507X
Category: Education
Page: 345
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The main objective in writing a thesis or dissertation is to teach students how to conduct research in a planned and systematic way. Health Promotion and amp; Education Research Methods, Second Edition provides a comprehensive and thorough presentation of the skills and processes needed to complete high quality research. Students will receive an overview of the different approaches to research methods and are introduced to the five-chapter thesis or dissertation format. Each chapter contains information relevant to the writing of one or more chapters of a thesis or dissertation. Designed for health e

Research and the Teacher

A Qualitative Introduction to School-based Research
Author: Graham Hitchcock,David Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134854595
Category: Education
Page: 388
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

An Annotated Bibliography of Scholarship in Second Language Writing, 1993-1997


Author: Tony J. Silva,Colleen Brice,Melinda Reichelt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567504521
Category: Education
Page: 209
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This bibliography is a compilation of 15 short bibliographies published in an issue of the Journal of Second Language Writing from January 1993 to September 1997. The work focuses on theoretically grounded research reports and essays addressing issues in second and foreign language writing and writing instruction, containing 676 entries, each including a 50+ word summary intended to be non-evaluative in nature. The editors hope that this work will be a useful tool for developing theory, research, and instruction in second language writing.

The Psychology Research Handbook

A Guide for Graduate Students and Research Assistants
Author: Frederick T. L. Leong,James T. Austin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761930221
Category: Psychology
Page: 516
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A comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to the entire research process, this book quickly and efficiently equips advanced students and research assistants to conduct a full-scale investigation. The book is organized around the idea of a 'research script' that is, it follows the standard mode of research planning and design, data collection and analysis, and results writing. The volume contains 35 chapters, some co-authored by advanced graduate students who give their fellow students a touch of the 'real world' adding to the clarity and practicality of many chapters.

Wie schreibe ich eine Seminar- oder Examensarbeit?


Author: Walter Krämer
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593400065
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Spätestens beim Verfassen der ersten Seminararbeit stehen viele Studierende vor großen Schwierigkeiten. Denn noch immer hängt ein erfolgreiches Studium hauptsächlich von der Benotung schriftlicher Hausarbeiten ab. Wie schreibe ich eine Seminar- oder Examensarbeit? ist die erweiterte und aktualisierte Neuauflage eines Standardwerks zu allen Fragen der schriftlichen wissenschaftlichen Arbeit, das vor allem für Studierende der Sozial-, Geistes- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften geeignet ist. Walter Krämer befasst sich in diesem Ratgeber mit allen Problemen, die beim Verfassen von Seminar- oder Examensarbeiten auftauchen: ° Wie wähle ich das richtige Thema aus? ° Wie organisiere ich meine Arbeit effektiv? ° Wie recherchiere ich mittels EDV? ° Was muss ich bei Gliederung und äußerer Form beachten? ° Worauf kommt es beim richtigen Zitieren an? ° Worauf muss ich bei der Niederschrift und der Endredaktion achten? Walter Krämers umfassendes Buch begleitet Studierende kompetent und verlässlich vom ersten Semester bis zum Examen. Autor: Walter Krämer, Autor des Bestsellers So lügt man mit Statistik, ist Professor für Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistik an der Universität Dortmund. Neben zahlreichen weiteren Büchern ist im Campus Verlag von ihm auch das Buch Statistik verstehen (3. Aufl. 1998) erschienen.

Public Library Youth Services

A Public Policy Approach
Author: Holly G. Willett
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567501223
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 280
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Nursing and Midwifery Research

Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice
Author: Dean Whitehead,Geri LoBiondo-Wood,Judith Haber
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0729581373
Category: Medical
Page: 432
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The new edition upholds the premise that knowledge about research process and design is mandatory in today's health care arena, and that all nurses and midwives need to understand research findings and their implication for changing practice. It is completely revised with many new chapters. The text has been restructured into three sections. Section 1 Research Awareness sets the scene for the importance of nursing and midwifery research and provides an overview of research theory and practice as processes. Chapters on searching for and reviewing the literature provide detailed advice for undergraduates and facilitate access to research articles online. One of the new chapters discusses ethical issues in Australia and New Zealand. Section 2 Appreciation and Application provides a detailed discussion of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research approaches with many useful examples from the clinical area. Section 3 Conducting primary research is new and is designed to accommodate both undergraduate and postgraduate students in their research effort. Writing research proposals may be a requirement for undergraduates in their research program and postgraduates will find the information useful for undertaking a higher degree or applying for university or external funding. This final Section is also useful as a guide on disseminating and publishing conducted research findings. Combined Australian and New Zealand editorship ensures greater trans-Tasman coverage, awareness and relevance. Contributions from international luminaries are balanced by a heightened focus on research conducted within Australia and New Zealand. New edition conscientiously recognises midwifery research as related to but independent from nursing. The research process-driven approach is directed towards ‘consumers' of research, and the comprehensive coverage extends from undergraduate through to a postgraduate level of knowledge. Expanded pedagogy includes Key Terms and Learning Outcomes at the beginning of each chapter; Icons throughout that direct readers to web-based material; Evidence-based Tips, Research in Brief boxes and Points to Ponder for constant reinforcement that links evidence to practice. Integrated Tutorial Triggers with suggested answers provided and Multiple Choice Questions enable students to assess their understanding of key points. Evolve Website provides True/False questions and access to journal articles cited in the text, with additional reflective questions. Australian adaptation of Nursing Research: Lobiondo-Wood & Haber

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services


Author: Jeane W. Anastas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231529287
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates a range of research techniques into a single epistemological framework and presents a balanced approach to the teaching of research methods in the "helping professions." Jeane W. Anastas begins with a discussion of the different philosophical perspectives within which social research occurs and continues with problem formulation, research design, and methodological issues influencing data collection, analysis, and dissemination. She presents both fixed (quantitative) and flexible (qualitative) methods of research, granting legitimacy, value, utility, and relevance to both styles of inquiry. Utilizing complete case studies to illustrate different methodological approaches, Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates material on women and people of color, and draws attention to the ways racism, heterosexism, sexism, and classism affect the conceptualization and conduct of research. Anastas not only exposes these biases but actively addresses the experiences, needs, and concerns of clients of both genders and different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures, and classes.

Research in Nursing and Health

Understanding and Using Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, 2nd Edition
Author: Carol Noll Hoskins, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826197252
Category: Medical
Page: 200
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This book offers the reader a synopsis of research, appreciating both the science and art of inquiry. It is designed to present the basic elements of conducting and understanding nursing research using an expeditious and useful reference format. This updated new edition offers the reader a step-by-step guide to conducting research and to understanding the research studies done by others. It describes both quantitative and qualitative investigations. The book is written in outline format, for quick reference. An important feature of the new edition is an extensive listing of online databases and knowledge resources. Graduate students and nurse researchers will find this an easily accessible source of valuable information.