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Reason & Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research (NULL)
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mpn: 1483340406SR2, ean: 9781483340401, isbn: 9781483340401,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews
Designed for novice as well as more experienced researchers, Reason & Rigor by Sharon M. Ravitch and Matthew Riggan presents conceptual frameworks as a mechanism for aligning literature review, research design, and methodology. The book explores the conceptual framework—defined as both a process and a product—that helps to direct and ground researchers as they work through common research challenges. Focusing on published studies on a range of topics and employing both quantitative and quali


Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods: Integrating Theory and Practice
By imusti
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mpn: 22633280, ean: 9781412972123, isbn: 9781412972123,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews
Drawing on more than 40 years of experience conducting applied social science research and program evaluation, author Michael Quinn Patton has crafted the most comprehensive and systematic book on qualitative research and evaluation methods, inquiry frameworks, and analysis options available today. Now offering more balance between applied research and evaluation, this Fourth Edition of Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods illuminates all aspects of qualitative inquiry through new examples,


Understanding Variation: The Key to Managing Chaos
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ean: 9780945320531, isbn: 0945320531,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
We live in the Information Age, and much of that information comes to us in the form of numbers. But before numerical information can be useful it must be analyzed, interpreted, and assimilated. Unfortunately, teaching the techniques for making sense of data has been neglected at all levels of our educational system. As a result, through our culture there is little appreciation of how to effectively use the volumes of data generated by both business and government. This book can remedy that situ


Participatory Research Methodologies: Development and Post-Disaster/Conflict Reconstruction
By Routledge
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ean: 9780754677352, isbn: 0754677354,

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Participatory research methodologies have been used since the 1970s as a tool to garner accurate information about communities in which development practitioners operate. Their usefulness as a collection of research techniques has been evident in academic disciplines such as politics, sociology, anthropology and economics, among others. This informative text assesses the use of participatory methods as a research tool in the contexts of development and reconstruction after conflict and disasters


Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach (Applied Social Research Methods)
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mpn: 18567833, ean: 9781412981194, isbn: 9781412981194,

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Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Third Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Joseph A. Maxwell shows how the components of design interact with each other, and provides a strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components, highlighting key design issues. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises.''This book


The Foundations of Social Research
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mpn: 0761961062SR9, ean: 9780761961062, isbn: 0761961062,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
Choosing a research method can be bewildering. How can you be sure which methodology is appropriate, or whether your chosen combination of methods is consistent with the theoretical perspective you want to take? This book links methodology and theory with great clarity and precision, showing students and researchers how to navigate the maze of conflicting terminology. The major epistemological stances and theoretical perspectives that colour and shape current social research are detailed and the


Understanding Research Methods
By Routledge
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ean: 9780415790529, isbn: 0415790522,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret statistics without computations, so is suitable for all students regardless of their math background. The book is organized so that each concept is treated independently and can be used in any order wi


Qualitative Research: Bridging the Conceptual, Theoretical, and Methodological
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mpn: 9781483351742, ean: 9781483351742, isbn: 1483351742,

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Focused on developing the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological knowledge needed to engage in rigorous and valid research, this introductory text provides practical explanations, exercises, and advice for how to conduct qualitative research―from design through implementation, analysis, and writing up research. Qualitative Research presents the field in a unique and meaningful way, and helps readers understand what authors Sharon M. Ravitch and Nicole Mittenfelner Carl call ''criticality'


The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers Third Edition
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mpn: 9781473902497, ean: 9781473902497, isbn: 9781473902497,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews
Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy  Johnny Saldaña’s unique and invaluable manual demystifies the qualitative coding process with a comprehensive assessment of different coding types, examples and exercises. The ideal reference for students, teachers, and practitioners of qualitative inquiry, it is essential reading across the social sciences and neatly guides you through the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Its wide array of strategies, from the mor


Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences
By Bedford/St. Martin's
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mpn: 1319047130SR3, ean: 9781319047139, isbn: 1319047130,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 33 reviews
With detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, poster presentations, and more, Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences teaches you to exprtly write on topice relevant to biology, zoology, and botany.


Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach
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mpn: 1483386953SR9, ean: 9781483386959, isbn: 1483386953,

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Introduction to Research Methods: A Hands-On Approach makes learning research methods easy for students by giving them activities they can experience and do on their own. With clear, simple, and even humorous prose, this text offers students a straightforward introduction to an exciting new world of social science and behavioral research. Rather than making research seem intimidating, author Bora Pajo shows students how research can be an easy, ongoing conversation on topics that matter in their


The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research
By Walter de Gruyter Inc.
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ean: 9780202302607, isbn: 0202302601,

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Most writing on sociological method has been concerned with how accurate facts can be obtained and how theory can thereby be more rigorously tested. In The Discovery of Grounded Theory, Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss address the equally Important enterprise of how the discovery of theory from data―systematically obtained and analyzed in social research―can be furthered. The discovery of theory from data―grounded theory―is a major task confronting sociology, for such a theory fits empir


Scientific Integrity: Text and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research (ASM Books)
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mpn: 1555816614SRD, ean: 9781555816612, isbn: 9781555816612,

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Scientific Integrity Fourth Edition This widely adopted textbook provides the essential content and skill-building tools for teaching the responsible conduct of scientific research. Scientific Integrity covers the breadth of concerns faced by scientists: protection of animal and human experimental subjects, scientific publication, intellectual property, conflict of interest, collaboration, record keeping, mentoring, and the social and ethical responsibilities of scientists. Learning activities a


Discerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental Policy
By University of Chicago Press
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ean: 9780226602011, isbn: 022660201X,

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Discerning Experts assesses the assessments that many governments rely on to help guide environmental policy and action. Through their close look at environmental assessments involving acid rain, ozone depletion, and sea level rise, the authors explore how experts deliberate and decide on the scientific facts about problems like climate change. They also seek to understand how the scientists involved make the judgments they do, how the organization and management of assessment activities affects


Qualitative Research Methods: Collecting Evidence, Crafting Analysis, Communicating Impact
By Wiley-Blackwell
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ean: 9781405192026, isbn: 140519202X,

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Qualitative Research Methods is a comprehensive, all-inclusive resource for the theory and practice of qualitative/ethnographic research methodology. Serves as a “how-to” guide for qualitative/ethnographic research, detailing how to design a project, conduct interviews and focus groups, interpret and analyze data, and represent it in a compelling manner Demonstrates how qualitative data can be systematically utilized to address pressing personal, organizational, and social problems Written


Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose: A Practical Approach for Research Across the Social Sciences
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ean: 9781506397818, isbn: 1506397816,

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Qualitative and Mixed Methods Data Analysis Using Dedoose®: A Practical Approach for Research Across the Social Sciences by Michelle Salmona, Eli Lieber, Dan Kaczynski provides both new and experienced researchers with a guided introduction to dealing with the methodological complexity of mixed methods and qualitative inquiry using Dedoose® software. The authors use their depth of experience designing and updating Dedoose® as well as their published research to give the reader practical strat


Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research: How to Do Open Science
By University of California Press
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ean: 9780520296954, isbn: 0520296958,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
Recently, social science has had numerous episodes of influential research that was found invalid when placed under rigorous scrutiny. The growing sense that many published results are potentially erroneous has made those conducting social science research more determined to ensure the underlying research is sound.  Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research is the first book to summarize and synthesize new approaches to combat false positives and non-reproducible findings in social


Designing Qualitative Research
By imusti
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ean: 9781452271002, isbn: 1452271003,

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Addressing the complexity, flexibility, and controversies of qualitative research’s many genres, Designing Qualitative Research, Sixth Edition gives students, research managers, policy analysts, and applied researchers clear, easy-to-understand guidance on designing qualitative research. While maintaining a focus on the proposal stage, this best-selling book takes readers from selecting a research genre through building a conceptual framework, data collection and interpretation, and arguing th


Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook
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mpn: 37293651, ean: 9781452257877, isbn: 1452257876,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews
The Third Edition of Miles & Huberman′s classic research methods text is updated and streamlined by Johnny Saldaña, author of The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. Several of the data display strategies from previous editions are now presented in re-envisioned and reorganized formats to enhance reader accessibility and comprehension. The Third Edition’s presentation of the fundamentals of research design and data management is followed by five distinct methods of analysis: explorin


Reading Statistics and Research (6th Edition)
By Pearson
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mpn: diagrams, figures, ean: 9780132178631, isbn: 013217863X,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews
Employing a non-intimidating writing style that emphasizes concepts rather than formulas, this uniquely welcoming text shows consumers of research how to read, understand, and critically evaluate the statistical information and research results contained in technical research reports. Some key topics covered in this thoroughly revised text include: descriptive statistics, correlation, reliability and validity, estimation, h hypothesis testing, t-tests, ANOVA, ANCOVA, regression, multivariate ana



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