Doing Real Research

A Practical Guide to Social Research
Author: Eric Jensen,Charles Laurie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473944295
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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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

Doing Real Research

A Practical Guide to Social Research
Author: Eric L. Jensen,Charles Laurie
Publisher: Sage Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781446273883
Category: Reference
Page: 400
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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

Doing Real World Research in Sports Studies


Author: Andy Smith,Ivan Waddington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136464956
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Traditional research methods textbooks tend to present an idealized and simplistic picture of the research process. This ground-breaking text however, features leading international sport researchers explaining how they actually carried out their real life research projects, highlighting the practical day-to-day problems, false starts and setbacks that are a normal part of the research process. This book focuses on ten pieces of research that have made a distinctive and valuable contribution to the study of sport. For each one the author of that research explains how the project was conducted and the issues that they faced. In addition, each piece of research has a commentary from a leading sport scholar outlining why it is regarded as being an important contribution to the discipline of sport studies and how that research can inform studies being carried out today. Contributors to the book describe how in their own real life research projects, they initially conceptualized and defined their research projects secured funding and/or sponsorship from relevant bodies handled enforced changes to the research plans confronted/overcame obstacles presented by outside bodies managed inter-personal/emotional relationships in the research encounter managed possible threats to their personal safety or physical integrity managed good luck, bad luck and serendipitous findings dealt with favourable and hostile media reaction to research findings. Doing Real World Research in Sport Studies enables students and researchers to develop a more realistic understanding of what the research process actually involves. It charts the development of key research projects in sport and should be essential reading for any sport research methods course.

Language Socialization in Bilingual and Multilingual Societies

Edited by Robert Bayley and Sandra R. Schecter
Author: Robert Bayley,Sandra R. Schecter
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853596353
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 311
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An exploration of language socialization from very early childhood through to adulthood, not only in often-studied communities in Canada and the United States, but also in Australia, Bolivia, Egypt, India and Slovakia. The global perspective gained by the inclusion of studies of communities representing every inhabited continent provides readers with an indication of the richness of the field as well as a guide for future work.

Doing Research in the Business World


Author: David E Gray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473987946
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 840
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Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473938434) Grounded in actual research and supported by the author’s 25 years of experience teaching business and management students, this book is designed especially for students and researchers in business looking to do practical research, and introduces them to the reality of conducting research for the classroom or the boardroom. The reader is guided through each step of the research process including all the tools they need to collect, analyse and present data and given advice on how to identify, design and complete appropriate projects, enabling them to develop their own research and maximize its impact. Global examples are included throughout from international markets and across the Business and Management discipline. Packed full of learning features and complimented by a free interactive eBook* that includes author video chapter introductions, top tips and skills, real world advice, templates and examples of published research, real world data sets, MCQs, PowerPoint slides, student exercises and journal articles, as well as employability advice and guidance on different types of assessment and dissemination, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style. Suitable for anyone intending to conduct research in a variety of business contexts such as Management, Marketing, HRM and Organizational Studies *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook

Doing Research in the Real World


Author: David E Gray
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446242353
Category: Reference
Page: 624
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This fully revised and expanded edition of Doing Research in the Real World introduces readers to all the essential aspects of the research process and will be an essential guide to any student on a research methods course. David Gray's clear and accessible introduction starts by setting out best approaches to the design of appropriate research tools, and leads the reader in to issues of data collection, analysis and writing up. Practically focused throughout, this book encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the many means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. Gray's book will help students with the full research process and covers: - How to select appropriate projects and research questions - How to decide on the most effective research design strategies - How to select and use appropriate data and literature sources - How to choose and implement methods of data collection - How to analyse and present data in a coherent and effective manner. This new edition provides five new chapters on: - Research Ethics - Searching, Reviewing and Using the Literature - Research Design using Qualitative Methods - Mixed Methods research designs, - Planning presentations and passing vivas. In addition a wide variety of case studies and activities and new practical 'Top Tips' for the discerning researcher have been incorporated. Written in a lively and accessible way Doing Research in the Real World can be used as a set text on an introductory methods course and can be used as an essential resource for students and researchers completing research projects across the Social Sciences, Education and Business Studies. The book will be accompanied by a companion website, featuring tutor's notes, powerpoint slides, downloadable additional readings and weblinks.

Teacher Action Research

Building Knowledge Democracies
Author: Gerald J. Pine
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452278741
Category: Education
Page: 416
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"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies

A Guide to Library Research in Music


Author: Pauline Shaw Bayne
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461655811
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 290
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A Guide to Library Research in Music introduces the process and techniques for researching and writing about music. This informative textbook provides concrete examples of different types of writing, offering a thorough introduction to music literature. It clearly describes various information-searching techniques and library-based organizational systems and introduces the array of music resources available. Each chapter concludes with learning exercises to aid the students' concept application and skill development. Appendixes provide short cuts to specific topics in library organizational systems, including Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification. The concluding bibliography provides a quick overview of music literature and resources, emphasizing electronic and print publications since 2000, but including standard references that all music researchers should know.

Alternative Careers in Science

Leaving the Ivory Tower
Author: Cynthia Robbins-Roth
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780125893756
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 267
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This text describes the various career tracks available to scientists and gives advice on the skills and personality types suited to each profession. It should allow scientists to compare job opportunities. Each chapter covers a different career track.

The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research

A Behind the Scenes View of Using Qualitative Research Methods
Author: Christopher Humphrey,Bill Lee
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080489926
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 539
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The Real Life Guide to Accounting Research is a book that goes behind the more official presentations and accounts of research methods to explore the lived experiences, joys and mistakes of a wide range of international researchers principally working in the fields of accounting and finance, but also in management, economics and other social sciences. The authors of the articles in this book address a wide range of issues and obstacles that they have confronted at various stages in their respective research careers. In reflecting on their personal experiences, they provide practical guidance on how to overcome the types of problems that typically confront researchers in their day-to-day work. Practical tips on how to undertake research and get findings published Research project management skills International and interdisciplinary perspectives

CUCKOO'S EGG


Author: Clifford Stoll
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0307819426
Category: True Crime
Page: 326
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Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand account is "a computer-age detective story, instantly fascinating [and] astonishingly gripping" (Smithsonian). Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter"—a mysterious invader who managed to break into U.S. computer systems and steal sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own: spying on the spy. It was a dangerous game of deception, broken codes, satellites, and missile bases—a one-man sting operation that finally gained the attention of the CIA . . . and ultimately trapped an international spy ring fueled by cash, cocaine, and the KGB.

Animal Spirits with Chinese Characteristics

Investment Booms and Busts in the World’s Emerging Economic Giant
Author: M. DeWeaver
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137110120
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Will China eventually be able to eliminate its socialist animal spirits? Highlighting the importance of China's investment booms and busts for both the Chinese and the world economy, Animal Spirits with Chinese Characteristics describes the origins and evolution of the investment cycle during the command economy period.

Doing Psychological Research

Gathering and Analysing Data
Author: Nicky Hayes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780335203796
Category: Medical
Page: 400
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Written as an interactive textbook for A level and first-year undergraduates, Doing Psychological Research provides a comprehensive account of quantitative and qualitative methods in a user-friendly and lucid style.

A Simple Guide to SPSS for Political Science


Author: Lee Kirkpatrick,Quentin Kidd
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111353794
Category: Political Science
Page: 144
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A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SPSS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE is a supplemental text the can be used with another statistics or research methods text. Designed for Political Science majors, A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SPSS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE helps students navigate through SPSS while taking a statistics or research methods course. The text includes additional coverage of categorical dependent variables, sample problems, and data sets specifically for Political Science. The American National Election Studies (ANES) database is used for sample problems, providing students with well-known and widely used resources in Political Science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Psience

Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition
Author: Marie D. Jones
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 144297687X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 384
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This is a book of theories, of possibilities, concepts, dreams, and speculations, based upon a lot of hard (and soft) evidence and a lot of reaching beyond the boundaries of the known into that gray zone, where, heck, let's face it, anything is possible. It is exciting and fun and intriguing and just might resonate with others out there who have had unusual experiences that couldn't be duplicated in a lab or reduced to a math equation. It is one truth in a multiverse of truths waiting to be discovered, if that is at all possible. There isn't a scientist, skeptic, student, or sage alive who knows the ultimate reality of reality. All we can do is guess, and hope that maybe, when we leave this earth, we might get a glimpse of truth. But that's what makes it so exciting ... the guessing. The hope.

Real Research

Research Methods Sociology Students Can Use
Author: Liahna Gordon
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324877
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Real Research: Research Methods Sociology Students Can Use by Liahna Gordon is an innovative text that takes a holistic approach to the subject by discussing each step in the research process within the context of a particular method. After an opening chapter that surveys different methods of data collection and the components of research, students proceed immediately to chapters on specific methods. Each of these chapters begins with a description of the method and the logic that underlies it, so that students can see how each step in the research process fits within the logic of that particular method. The chapters then go on to present all of the steps of research as they relate to that particular research method, from writing research questions through analysis. With this format, instructors can begin engaging students in hands-on exercises almost immediately, increasing interest in and comprehension of the material.

Doing Research on Crime and Justice


Author: Roy King,Emma Wincup
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199287628
Category: Law
Page: 527
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This volume brings together research principles with the practical issues of carrying out research to provide a clear and fascinating guide to the reality of contemporary criminological research. The experience of leading experts is combined with first-hand accounts from new scholars, to provide a text that students can refer to throughout their criminological studies.Doing Research on Crime and Justice is divided into five parts, and covers practice and politics in criminology; theory, data and types of criminological research; research on crime, criminals and victims; research on criminal justice agencies and institutions, and concludes with four case studies from new scholars.Incorporating a new international perspective, this volume also addresses contemporary issues such as cyber crime, and provides guidance on conducting research in situations of cultural diversity.

Doing and Writing Action Research


Author: Jean McNiff,Jack Whitehead
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446242278
Category: Reference
Page: 208
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Doing and Writing Action Research provides a clear, comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the practical aspects of carrying out action research. Written with practitioners involved in workplace-based professional development programmes, as well as those on research training courses, in mind, this book covers all the core issues, with guidance on how to: - present findings - produce a research report that can inform policy - demonstrate the quality of one's research - be critical and write theoretically The book contains many worked examples of action research projects, to help illustrate the guidance on producing successful written accounts. Doing and Writing Action Research is an essential text for anyone working with action research, providing vital guidance on how this type of work is assessed, enabling the reader to get the best results from their project work.

Doing Social Research


Author: Leonard Cargan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742547155
Category: Social Science
Page: 345
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Doing Social Research is an easy-to-understand guidebook for readers who have little or no knowledge of the social research process. Written in a clear, straightforward style, this book presents the various topics of social research in the outline form of all sociological research articles, providing a concise overview of the most important elements of social research. As an added bonus, synopses of classical studies introduce readers to the early pioneers of social research.

Doing Qualitative Educational Research


Author: Geoffrey Walford
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826447023
Category: Education
Page: 199
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Geoffrey Walford, a renowned and experienced researcher, reflects upon the trials and tribulations and the problems and promises of conducting research - and also on the links between the idiosyncrasies and circumstances of researchers and what is possible in research. Research is revealed as a much more complicated process than is usually recognized, sometimes messy and disorganized, sometimes constrained in unexpected ways, but always challenging to both researcher and reader.