The reader of your research has to know precisely what you mean by the variable. ... Learning how to use a few tests will also make it easier to learn additional tests as you need them. ... CReDIBLe ReSeARCH MADe eASY 5.
Author: Dorcas Mladenka
C.R.M.E. is a workbook for anyone needing (or wanting) to do a research project that can stand the test of claiming scientific significance. The workbook leads the reader in a logical progression from the measurement of variables in the research design to the formulation of testable hypotheses. I taught such a research class at the college level for twenty years and learned how few people know the meaning of significance. Even students who came into the class having taken statistics as a pre-requisite were fuzzy about the concepts of standard deviations, significance, and standard scores. I realized there were two reasons for this: learning out of context; that is, without seeing an application, and secondly, being overloaded with too much statistics, which led to mere confusion. Thus my approach was to include the most common types of statistical tests covering a wide spectrum of measurements and having them applied in a real research project. Once this much is learned, it is easier to branch out to more sophisticated measurements and testing. This workbook was also used with adult students in the universitys weekend program. These were students from various large corporations in the city who were finishing their undergraduate degrees. It was they who gave me the idea to share the workbook, as many of them were given research projects to do at their place of employment and gave me very positive feedback. I genuinely hope that you find it helpful as well. Best wishes, Prof. M.
This book offers this. The book provides easy referencing to most research techniques in the business domain.
Author: René Pellissier
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Are you interested in postgraduate studies but worried about the research component? Are you faced with a complex business problem and do not know how to go about solving it? With changes in the world of work come new theories, new meanings and new applications. These require scientific methodologies and research strategies to obtain data and analyse it in such a way that the outcomes are reliable and generalisable. Research is synonymous with knowledge-creating which, in turn, is linked to innovation. Both of these are critical for economic and social development, as well as business development. But not all business practitioners are good researchers. And the broad landscape of the modern business world begs for a set of plans and models that can simultaneously provide stability and a breadth of development. This book offers this. The book provides easy referencing to most research techniques in the business domain. Depending on the problem at hand, there are numerous quantitative and qualitative methods described, as well as ways and means to write down the main problem. Beginners and specialists are reminded how to read and write academically and how to become good researchers.
Credible evidence from research on native peoples , like the herdsmen of Pakistan's Hunza valley , and the Indians of Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains who live on simple and Spartan diets shows that they do live longer and that a few can ...
Author: John Ratcliffe
Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc
The Glycemic Index (GI) has shattered the myths about dieting, forever. Find out about this essential new approach to lifelong health, that offers real solutions to weight loss, heart disease, cholesterol and diabetes.
There are thousands of books in your college or university library, and a whole range of uptodate and reliable ... This chapter will give you some advice on how to develop your research skills, and find sources which will inform your ...
Author: Hazel Hutchison
Publisher: Hachette UK
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Essays and Dissertations Made Easy is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to applied psychology. In just 96 pages, the reader will learn all about why we do the things we do. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Essays and Dissertations Made Easy is a quick, no-effort way to break into this fascinating topic.
How can we help them appreciate the potential enjoyment involved in research ? One answer is to broaden the universe of resources to which students may refer . Sources must still be credible , of course , but that doesn't mean that ...
Author: Bob Barlow
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Offers strategies and warm-up exercises for helping students speak in front of a group.
Rigorous reporting of methods in articles about qualitative research is particularly important , as each study is unique in design and analysis . The methods tell the ' story ' that is needed to interpret the results .
Author: Ruth Chambers
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
This text presents a guide to clinical effectiveness and governance. It aims to increase awareness of, and skills in, an evidence-based approach to health care, and there is advice on collecting, evaluating, interpreting and applying evidence.
Share experiences and interesting information to show credible authority; but also include the odd error or mistake ... Chosen topic. to decide on the content for your article, research through past stats to check where your audience ...
Author: Jo-Anne Vandermeulen
Publisher: Jo-Anne Vandermeulen
Practical Internet marketing ideas presented in a user-friendly fashion. Filled with practical online marketing tips for those who have products to sell, the marketing tips in this "must-have" resource book can be applied to any products you may wish to promote via the Internet. Whether you are a novice or an expert, Internet Marketing Made Easy is the book for you. You will take away valuable content that will save you time and energy when marketing on the Internet. Includes an invaluable Glossary of Internet terms to help the not-so-technical Internet marketer.
INTRODUCTION Once a piece of research has been completed it is generally expected that the findings will be ... Key Message 18.1: Importance of Publishing in Refereed Journals For publications to be seen as credible they need to appear ...
Author: Nigel C. Smeeton
Publisher: CRC Press
This essential textbook presents the basics of dental statistics in an accessible way, combining explanation in non-technical language with key messages, practical examples, suggestions for further reading and exercises complete with detailed solutions. There is an emphasis on the principles and application of statistics without the use of algebra. The statistical material is strongly rooted in practical examples drawn from a wide range of journal articles representing both dental health care delivery and clinical dentistry. The perspective is international, with papers drawn from a variety of settings around the world. Many articles are recent and report contemporary developments in dental care. The intended audience includes dental students and practitioners, those engaged in dental research and other health care professionals. For students and tutors, it covers the undergraduate curriculum, and the exercises and solutions make it ideal for course use. For practitioners and researchers it provides the first principles of study design, accessing the dental literature, and the preparation and publication of original dental research.
Methods and Applications Made Easy Zubin Austin, Jane Sutton ... (if any) would have the confidence to craft a research question entirely on their own: to be credible, research must be able to withstand external scrutiny and criticism, ...
Author: Zubin Austin
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
This is a comprehensive guide to applying research methods to practice problems. It uses case-based examples and activities rooted in practice to support development of knowledge, skills, and confidence in applying evidence-based research methods. An array of different methodologies and qualitative/quantitative methods are described. Examples of topics include distinction between methodologies and methods, ethics protocols, as well as design/implementation/data analysis/interpretation of findings using methods such as surveys, interviews, focus groups, observational research, database mining, text and document analysis, quality improvement (PDSA cycles), economic (cost/benefit) evaluations. Perfect for MPharm students doing their research thesis, but relevant to all bioscience students undertaking research projects. Use of pharmacy practice case examples (in community, hospital, ambulatory, primary care and other settings) throughout. Examples of how to tackle a research question from different perspectives, e.g. which is the best way to answer each question and why. Inter-professional practice and research emphasized. Self-assessment and self-reflection questions to help readers confirm their understanding/learning. A one-stop research-method teaching resource for faculty.
Access to reliable information can help make the most of limited budgets. From informal observation to focus groups and questionnaires, this book explores creative ways to manage this essential marketing activity"--Foreword, p. 1.
Author: Sharron Dickman
[This document] was written to provide organisations with guidance and advice on how to conduct effective audience research and better understand audiences. Access to reliable information can help make the most of limited budgets. From informal observation to focus groups and questionnaires, this book explores creative ways to manage this essential marketing activity"--Foreword, p. 1.
Instead the data were considered invalid and the results were thrown out due to a lack of credible sample development. ... However, too often the marketing message of “ease of use” is misinterpreted as “research made easy.
Author: Carey V. Azzara
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Questionnaire Design for Business Researchprovides a wealth of examples that clearly demonstrate how to design research questions. The book demonstrates how to structure an entire questionnaire, including screening questions, skip logic, test plans, and a discussion of the dangers posed by overly long questionnaires. In addition, the text walks you through the seventeen answers to the question: 'What's wrong with my questionnaire?'
Evaluation We all make decisions that we regret, and to say otherwise will not sound honest or credible. The recruiter will be assessing whether you ... He described the system as “The newest technology to emerge from years of research.
Author: Caitlyn Rogers
Publisher: SpineBound Books
ARE YOU READY TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SECRET ELIMINATION PROCESS? Do you know that airlines use hidden surveillance and undercover officers to eliminate 90% of unsuspecting candidates as early as possible? and do you know that you are up against a strict set of hidden criterion and secret discriminations? These are just a few of the tactics that airlines use to make sneaky elimination choices during the selection process. By understanding the process from the inside, you can avoid being slaughtered by the underhand tactics, and you can tip the balance of power in your favour, so that you become the one who is doing the screening, not the airline. Within this guide, you will not find pages of information informing you about the duties, history and roster structures, and neither will you find average advice that will have you looking and sounding like everyone else. This book is raw and will take you behind the scenes to reveal secrets that airlines don’t want you to know. The information is universal, revealing how candidates are screened and hired all across the world, from the largest international carriers to the smallest national operators. The information is timeless, so you will not find outdated or irrelevant advice, and, most importantly, it is uncensored. For the first time, you be shown how to avoid the common traps and pitfalls, and the true reasons why no airline will ever tell you why you were unsuccessful in your pursuit. Whether you are a seasoned applicant who is finding yourself frustrated at another unsuccessful attempt or are a new candidate looking forward to your first interview, the insider secrets and step by step guidance will give you a huge lead over the competition.
Maybe the source will still be there, but how reliable is its information? Ideally, students should have several guided experiences in selecting and evaluating Web sites before they use the Web for research.
Author: Marilyn Heath
A concise, handy guidebook for teaching correct MLA-style citation to middle and high school researchers.
In particular, research done by industry scientists is often considered the least credible because of the perception that ... They did so because, as one activist put it, “[i[t's easy for politicians to say 'oh yeah it's just a bunch of ...
Author: Stephen Bocking
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
"With clarity and grace, Stephen Bocking tackles the complicated question of the role of scientific expertise in environmental policy making. Nature’s Experts is a timely and important book."—David H. Guston, author of Between Politics and Science: Assuring the Integrity and Productivity of Research "This book by Stephen Bocking is as much about deliberative democracy as it is about science and the environment. Stephen Bocking’s treatment is deep, perceptive, and profoundly wise. He has caught the heart of present and future environmental science, politics, and democratic governance."—C. S. Holling, The Resilience Alliance and emeritus professor, Arthur R. Marshall Jr. Chair in Ecological Sciences at the University of Florida "If knowledge is power, how should expert advice be deployed by a would-be democratic society? This perennial question is newly illuminated by this timely and wide-ranging review of the role played by science in the making of environmental policy."—William C. Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government It seems self-evident that science plays a central role in environmental affairs. Regulatory agencies, businesses, and public interest groups all draw on scientific research to support their claims. Some critics, however, describe science not as the solution to environmental problems, but as their source. Moreover, the science itself is often controversial, as debates over global warming and environmental health risks have shown. Nature’s Experts explores the contributions and challenges presented when scientific authority enters the realm of environmental affairs. Stephen Bocking focuses on four major areas of environmental politics: the formation of environmental values and attitudes, management of natural resources such as forests and fish, efforts to address international environmental issues such as climate change, and decisions relating to environmental and health risks. In each area, practical examples and case studies illustrate that science must fulfill two functions if it is to contribute to resolving environmental controversies. First, science must be relevant and credible, and second, it must be democratic, where everyone has access to the information they need to present and defend their views.
Concrete and helpful strategies to make implementation of practice-oriented research easy and clinically relevant can be ... and in part the therapist seeks reassurance that the research team has credible and trustworthy track record.
Author: Louis Castonguay
The wide gap between science and practice in psychotherapy is due in part to the one-way direction that has mostly defined the connection between researchers and clinicians, with researchers generating empirical knowledge with the hope that practitioners will implement it in their working environment. This traditional approach has not been optimal in addressing the day-to-day concerns of clinicians, or in providing easily generalizable practice guidelines in clinical routine. This book offers an alternative approach to psychotherapy research, based on a partnership between clinicians and researchers in different aspects of the decision, design, implementation, and dissemination of studies conducted in day-to-day practice. More specifically, it describes how to conduct practice-oriented research (POR) by presenting studies and lessons learned (in terms of obstacles faced, strategies used to overcome problems, benefits earned, and general recommendations) by eleven groups of who have been involved in POR in different settings around the world. The book provides tools to help clinicians be active participants in conducting clinically relevant studies, and set the agenda for future research. It seeks to foster collaboration between researchers and practitioners, generating knowledge that can improve our understanding of the process of change and the impact of psychotherapy. This book was originally published as a special issue of Psychotherapy Research.
While these researchers tend to publish their findings quietly in academic journals, advocates inundate newspapers with easy-to-read, glossily produced press releases that make for quick news with little effort—essentially, ...
Author: Rene Denfeld
Publisher: Hachette UK
Journalist Rene Denfeld explains why her generation has become alienated from the women's movement, maintaining that the actions of the movement's current leadership have actually encouraged a return to the kind of sexual repression and political powerlessness challenged by feminists in the 1970s. Here she offers a practial battle plan which includes confronting the issues of child care and birth control, working for equal government representation, and treating sexual assault as a serious crime.
Malays were not “krupuk”—as easy to break as prawn crackers. ... from the pragmatic point of view of diverting paths to conflict, to ask why violence was the most credible and useful way of arguing a point concerning inter-ethnic rules.
Author: Timo Kivimäki
This book is about the process and, more generally, about the opportunities that peace research and the teaching of conflict resolution can offer academic diplomacy. As such the book is both an empirical and a theoretical project. While it aims at being the most comprehensive analysis of the conflict in West Kalimantan, it also launches a new theoretical approach, neo-pragmatism, and offers lessons for the prevention of conflicts elsewhere. While being based on the classical pragmatist theories of truth and explanation, the approach developed in this book incorporates the complications to social science theory caused by the 'discovery' of socially constructed realities, and concepts such as speech acts. Yet, instead of just theorizing speech acts and social constructs, the theoretical mission is to offer pragmatic, detailed, concrete prescriptions of what to do to deconstruct realities that threaten peace by the means available for research and scholars of peace.
7 RESEARCH MADE EASY There are few other elements as important to writing a book as research . ... Never generalize without backing up your claims with statistics , quotations , examples , and other credible sources .
Author: Garry Schaeffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Published books and articles can be a consultant's or professional speaker's most powerful promotional tools. There's no better way to demonstrate your expertise, create name recognition, enhance your credibility, and command the higher fees you deserve. But getting published can be a tricky business. To eliminate as many obstacles as possible, you need a working knowledge of the writing and publishing process--from starting with magazine articles, to negotiating a book contract. Publish and Flourish gives you what you need in a clear, upbeat style. Now from the team of Garry Schaeffer and Dr. Tony Alessandra, here is the complete guide--for consultants, professional speakers and trainers--that will help you turn your business skills into writing skills, and manage the publishing process to your professional advantage. This comprehensive guide will show you how easy it is to overcome writing phobia and generate new ideas; mount a research effort; outline and get organized; edit and add style to your writing; find and work with a collaborator; write a book proposal; choose an agent; and submit articles and books for publication. Publish and Flourish reveals the marketing secrets of successful business writers. You'll learn how to promote your book, work your publications into your personal marketing efforts, and how to use a publishing strategy to keep your phone ringing.