The Data Book

Collection and Management of Research Data

Author: Meredith Zozus

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351647733

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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The Data Book: Collection and Management of Research Data is the first practical book written for researchers and research team members covering how to collect and manage data for research. The book covers basic types of data and fundamentals of how data grow, move and change over time. Focusing on pre-publication data collection and handling, the text illustrates use of these key concepts to match data collection and management methods to a particular study, in essence, making good decisions about data. The first section of the book defines data, introduces fundamental types of data that bear on methodology to collect and manage them, and covers data management planning and research reproducibility. The second section covers basic principles of and options for data collection and processing emphasizing error resistance and traceability. The third section focuses on managing the data collection and processing stages of research such that quality is consistent and ultimately capable of supporting conclusions drawn from data. The final section of the book covers principles of data security, sharing, and archival. This book will help graduate students and researchers systematically identify and implement appropriate data collection and handling methods.
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Research Data Management

Practical Strategies for Information Professionals

Author: Joyce M. Ray

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536643

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 436

View: 5938

It has become increasingly accepted that important digital data must be retained and shared in order to preserve and promote knowledge, advance research in and across all disciplines of scholarly endeavor, and maximize the return on investment of public funds. To meet this challenge, colleges and universities are adding data services to existing infrastructures by drawing on the expertise of information professionals who are already involved in the acquisition, management and preservation of data in their daily jobs. Data services include planning and implementing good data management practices, thereby increasing researchers' ability to compete for grant funding and ensuring that data collections with continuing value are preserved for reuse. This volume provides a framework to guide information professionals in academic libraries, presses, and data centers through the process of managing research data from the planning stages through the life of a grant project and beyond. It illustrates principles of good practice with use-case examples and illuminates promising data service models through case studies of innovative, successful projects and collaborations. Contributors include: James L. Mullins, Purdue University; MacKenzie Smith, University of California at Davis; Sherry Lake, University of Virginia; John Kunze, University of California; Bernard Reilly, Center for Research Libraries; Jacob Carlson, Purdue University; Melissa Levine, University of Michigan; Jenn Riley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jan Brase, German National Library of Science and Technology; Seamus Ross, University of Toronto; Sarah Shreeves, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Jared Lyle, University of Michigan; Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace; Brian Schottlaender, University of California San Diego; Suzie Allard, University of Tennessee; Angus Whyte, Digital Curation Centre; Scott Brandt, Purdue University; Brian Westra, University of Oregon; Geneva Henry, Rice University; Gail Steinhart, Cornell University; and Cliff Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information. Charleston Insights in Library, Information, and Archival Sciences is a new series produced as a collaboration between the organizers of the Charleston Library Conference and Purdue University Press. Volumes in the series focus on important topics in library and information science, presenting the issues in a relatively jargon-free way that is accessible to all types of information professionals.
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Collecting Qualitative Data

A Field Manual for Applied Research

Author: Greg Guest,Emily E. Namey,Marilyn L. Mitchell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412986842

Category: Science

Page: 355

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Providing a practical and step-by-step guide to collecting and and managing qualitative data, this book focuses on the three most often used forms of qualitative methods: participant observation, in-depth interviews, and focus groups. Designed to be very applied, this textbook includes many checklists and tips for how to use each technique while doing research. It also includes numerous real-life examples and cases so that the reader will benefit from seeing the broader picture. Collecting Qualitative Data: A Field Manual is intended both for beginning researchers and the more experienced research collector.
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The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians

Author: Lisa Federer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442264284

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Technological advances and the rise of collaborative, interdisciplinary approaches have changed the practice of research. The 21st century researcher not only faces the challenge of managing increasingly complex datasets, but also new data sharing requirements from funders and journals. Success in today’s research enterprise requires an understanding of how to work effectively with data, yet most researchers have never had any formal training in data management. Libraries have begun developing services and programs to help researchers meet the demands of the data-driven research enterprise, giving librarians exciting new opportunities to use their expertise and skills. The Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians highlights the many ways that librarians are addressing researchers’ changing needs at a variety of institutions, including academic, hospital, and government libraries. Each chapter ends with “pearls of wisdom,” a bulleted list of 5-10 takeaway messages from the chapter that will help readers quickly put the ideas from the chapter into practice. From theoretical foundations to practical applications, this book provides a background for librarians who are new to data management as well as new ideas and approaches for experienced data librarians.
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The Practice of Nursing Research - E-Book

Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence

Author: Jennifer R. Gray,Susan K. Grove,Nancy Burns

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032329331X

Category: Medical

Page: 752

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Learn how to properly evaluate and use existing research data and how to conduct your own original research. This authoritative text gives provides a comprehensive foundation for appraisal, synthesis, and generation of research evidence for clinical nursing practice. This new edition also features enhanced coverage of the research methods most applicable to evidence-based practice (outcomes research, intervention research, and translational research), along with a significant increase in the coverage of qualitative research methodologies. Comprehensive coverage of nursing research organizes content into five units: Introduction to Nursing Research, Nursing Research Processes, Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare, Strategies for Analyzing Research and Building an Evidence-Based Practice, and Writing Proposals and Obtaining Funding. Rich and frequent examples from the literature demonstrate the importance and immediacy of research in nursing practice and bring principles to life through the context of actual published studies. Strong coverage of quantitative and other clinically-applicable research methodologies gives you a solid grounding to conduct, appraise, and apply research evidence to the realities of clinical practice in today’s healthcare environment. NEW! Enhanced emphasis on evidence-based practice equips you to generate research evidence and to appraise and synthesize existing research for application to clinical practice. Using the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program criteria as a point of focus, this book prepares you for today’s emphasis on evidence-based practice in the clinical setting. NEW! Expanded emphasis on qualitative research addresses phenomenological research, grounded theory research, ethnographic research, exploratory-descriptive research, and historical research to support the development of nursing. NEW! Updated coverage of digital data collection guides you through use of the internet for research and addresses the unique considerations surrounding digital data collection methods. NEW! Pageburst ebook study guide gives you the opportunity to fully master and apply the text content in a convenient electronic format with integrated interactive review questions.
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Data collection and management

a practical guide

Author: Magda Stouthamer-Loeber,Welmoet Bok Van Kammen

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780803956568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 135

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This indispensable tool for proposal writers, research students and project coordinators involved in large-scale data collection offers practical information on managing research projects. The book places emphasis on: applying good standards for data collection and processing; planning research activities; making budgetary decisions and budget control; hiring, training and supervising field interviewing staff; and ensuring high participant acquisition and retention rates, including techniques for locating lost participants. In addition, readers are shown the use of computerized information systems for the tracking of data collected and the data-management process.
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Data Collection

Key Debates and Methods in Social Research

Author: Wendy Olsen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446254186

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This innovative book provides students and researchers alike with an indispensible introduction to the key theoretical issues and practical methods needed for data collection. It uses clear definitions, relevant interdisciplinary examples from around the world and up-to-date suggestions for further reading to demonstrate how to usefully gather and use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed data sets. The book is divided into seven critical parts: • Data Collection: An Introduction to Research Practices • Collecting Qualitative Data • Observation and Informed Methods • Experimental and Systematic Data Collection • Survey Methods for Data Collection • The Case Study Method of Data Collection • Concluding Suggestions for Data Collection Groups A stimulating, practical guide which can be read as individual concepts or as a whole this will be an important resource for students and research professionals. Wendy Olsen is Senior Lecturer at Manchester University, Institute for Development Policy & Management and Cathie Marsh Centre for Census & Survey Research
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Introduction to Research - E-Book

Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies

Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291074

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.
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Managing Research Data

Author: Graham Pryor

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856047563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This title defines what is required to achieve a culture of effective data management offering advice on the skills required, legal and contractual obligations, strategies and management plans and the data management infrastructure of specialists and services. Data management has become an essential requirement for information professionals over the last decade, particularly for those supporting the higher education research community, as more and more digital information is created and stored. As budgets shrink and funders of research demand evidence of value for money and demonstrable benefits for society, there is increasing pressure to provide plans for the sustainable management of data. Ensuring that important data remains discoverable, accessible and intelligible and is shared as part of a larger web of knowledge will mean that research has a life beyond its initial purpose and can offer real utility to the wider community. This edited collection, bringing together leading figures in the field from the UK and around the world, provides an introduction to all the key data issues facing the HE and information management communities. Each chapter covers a critical element of data management: • Why manage research data? • The lifecycle of data management • Research data policies: principles, requirements and trends • Sustainable research data • Data management plans and planning • Roles and responsibilities – libraries, librarians and data • Research data management: opportunities and challenges for HEIs • The national data centres • Contrasting national research data strategies: Australia and the USA • Emerging infrastructure and services for research data management and curation in the UK and Europe Readership: This is essential reading for librarians and information professionals working in the higher education sector, the research community, policy makers and university managers. It will also be a useful introduction for students taking courses in information management, archivists and national library services.
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Management Research

An Introduction

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Andy Lowe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972853

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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Praise for the First Edition: `I will be recommending the book to graduate researchers at master's and doctoral level. It is a book which deserves to succeed for its honesty, clarity, and common sense' - Leadership and Organizational Development Journal 'An accessible relaxed style enables the authors to deal with issues that are intellectually demanding and at times controversial, encouraging the researcher to develop a self-reflexive capacity to manage research as both personal and public learning' - Management Education and Development Journal This Second Edition of the best-selling Management Research has been completely rewritten to include new kinds of problems being encountered in management research, and to incorporate the substantial methodological developments that have taken place over the last 10 years. The book draws together the main threads of both quantitative and qualitative management research and provides a bridge between theoretical and practical issues. This popular and essential introduction to the subject of management research enables students to tackle complex issues in an accessible way, offering a definite statement of basic methodologies for management research today. Management Research is the first step for students and researchers to develop a clear but also sophisticated position on the subject of research in business and management studies. Used by students on courses in management research methods worldwide, this new edition will continue to be an invaluable guide for all those undertaking research in and around organizations.
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Designing and Managing a Research Project

A Business Student's Guide

Author: Michael Jay Polonsky,David S. Waller

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Designing and Managing a Research Project: A Business Student’s Guide, Third Edition is a practical, step-by-step guide that shows business students how to successfully conduct a research project, from choosing the topic to presenting the results. Michael Jay Polonsky and David Scott Waller have applied their many years of experience in supervising student projects to provide examples of actual research problems and to offer practical solutions. Unique to this book is the inclusion of chapters on topics such as supervision, group work and ethics, and both qualitative and quantitative data analysis, with links provided to a range of online resources, as well as examples from student projects.
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Research Methodology

Author: D K Bhattacharyya

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174464972

Category: Research

Page: 414

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For defining research problems and finding their appropriate solutions, you need to follow a structured approach. A logical series of steps need to be performed right from selecting a topic of research to report writing. Every finding needs to be strengthened by arguments, which are adequately substantiated by data. Research in management areas needs massive experimentation and data support. Management research requires more theoretical rigours and practical insights. However, not much of the available reading material provides extensive focus on management research. Yet students are required to comprehend the nitty-gritty of doing research-right from developing their project reports to final dissertation, as part of their core curriculum. This book is well equipped with fundamentals of research and research designs. Written in a simple language, it covers all facets of management areas with details of statistical tools required for analysis in a research work. Many practical examples and tips for management researchers strengthen the content of this book. It is an essential reading for management students as well as for those who are aspiring to do their doctoral work in management. It conforms to the core syllabus of all universities and institutes.
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Handbook for Team-based Qualitative Research

Author: Greg Guest,Kathleen M. MacQueen

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109117

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

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A handbook for the methodology of team-based qualitative research in the social sciences.
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The Survey of American College Students

Student Use of Library E-book Collections

Author: Primary Research Group

Publisher: Primary Research Group Inc

ISBN: 1574401130

Category: Education

Page: 48

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This report presents approximately 70 tables of data exploring how full time college students in the United States view and use their college library¿s e-book collection. The data in the report is based on a representative sample of more than 400 full time college students in the United States. Data is broken out by 16 criteria including gender, grade point average, major field of study, income level of students and type, size of college, and mean SAT acceptance score of colleges, among other variables. The report is designed to give college librarians, educational researchers, publishers and others critical demographic information on the student use of college library e-book collections. Just a few of the report¿s many findings are that:¿30.42% of the students in the sample say that they have received any form of in or out of class training from a college librarian in how to use the library¿s e-book collection. ¿Only a sixth of students in colleges with a mean SAT score greater than 1950 say that they have received e-book collection training from college librarians. ¿Less than 17% of community college students found library e-book collections useful or very useful.
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Managing and Sharing Research Data

A Guide to Good Practice

Author: Louise Corti,Veerle Van den Eynden,Libby Bishop,Matthew Woollard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297748

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Research funders in the UK, USA and across Europe are implementing data management and sharing policies to maximize openness of data, transparency and accountability of the research they support. Written by experts from the UK Data Archive with over 20 years experience, this book gives post-graduate students, researchers and research support staff the data management skills required in today's changing research environment. The book features guidance on: how to plan your research using a data management checklist how to format and organize data how to store and transfer data research ethics and privacy in data sharing and intellectual property rights data strategies for collaborative research how to publish and cite data how to make use of other people's research data, illustrated with six real-life case studies of data use.
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Identification and Management of Distributed Data

NGN, Content-Centric Networks and the Web

Author: Giovanni Bartolomeo,Tatiana Kovacikova

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482218895

Category: Computers

Page: 294

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Although several books and academic courses discuss data management and networking, few of them focus on the convergence of networking and software technologies for identifying, addressing, and managing distributed data. Focusing on this convergence, Identification and Management of Distributed Data: NGN, Content-Centric Networks and the Web collates and describes the various distributed data management technologies to help readers from various backgrounds understand the common aspects that govern distributed data management. With a focus on the primary problems in identifying, addressing, and managing information in a distributed environment, the book guides you through the discovery of distributed data management on the web, in next-generation networks (NGNs), and in new content-centric networking paradigms. It includes case studies from the Palo Alto Research Center and the Semantic Web Education and Outreach Interest Group that illustrate the convergence between software engineering and networking technologies. Derived from academic courses, ongoing research, and the latest standardization initiatives, the book explains how the various layers of the existing Internet protocol stack already provide most of the functions that information engineers need to design efficient systems. Although the subject is broad, the book provides helpful insights into a number of critical technologies to provide you with the foundation required to build and deploy more efficient data interoperability paradigms in next-generation networks.
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Essentials of Business Research Methods

Author: Joseph F. Hair

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765630656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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Managers increasingly must make decisions based on almost unlimited information. How can they navigate and organize this vast amount of data? Essentials of Business Research Methods provides research techniques for people who aren't data analysts. The authors offer a straightforward, hands-on approach to the vital managerial process of gathering and using data to make clear business decisions. They include such critical topics as the increasing role of online research, ethical issues, data mining, customer relationship management, and how to conduct information-gathering activities more effectively in a rapidly changing business environment. This is the only such book that includes a chapter on qualitative data analysis, and the coverage of quantitative data analysis is more extensive and much easier to understand than in other works. The book features a realistic continuing case throughout the text that enables students to see how business research information is used in the real world. It includes applied research examples in all chapters, as well as Ethical Dilemma mini - cases, and interactive Internet applications and exercises.
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CIM Coursebook 05/06 Marketing Research and Information

Author: Matthew Housden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136421327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann’s 2005-2006 CIM Coursebook series offers you the complete package for exam success. Comprising fully updated Coursebook texts that are revised annually, and free online access to the MarketingOnline learning interface, it offers everything you need to study for your CIM qualification. Carefully structured to link directly to the CIM syllabus, this Coursebook is user-friendly, interactive and relevant, ensuring it is the definitive companion to this year’s CIM marketing course. Each Coursebook is accompanied by access to MARKETINGONLINE (www.marketingonline.co.uk), a unique online learning resource designed specifically for CIM students, where you can: Annotate, customise and create personally tailored notes using the electronic version of the Coursebook Receive regular tutorials on key topics from Marketing Knowledge Search the Coursebook online for easy access to definitions and key concepts Access the glossary for a comprehensive list of marketing terms and their meanings
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Understanding Nursing Research

Building an Evidence-Based Practice

Author: Susan K. Grove,Jennifer R. Gray,Nancy Burns

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293328

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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As the bestselling nursing research text, Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice, 6th Edition offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. It is known for its authoritative content, time-tested systematic approach, and unique research example format newly redesigned for the sixth edition to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. "This would be excellent for student nurses, nurses new to research or any nurse with an interest in research." Reviewed by: Helen Reeves, St Giles Walsall Hospice on behalf of Nursing Times, December 2015 Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. Clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Critical Appraisal Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step guidance in appraising published research studies. Emphasis on critical appraisal versus critique reflects contemporary usage in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Balanced coverage of qualitative research prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Presentation of two different appraisal processes covers both the traditional in-depth critical appraisal process that prepares you for graduate-level work in research, and the concise, practice-focused research appraisal process that equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. NEW! Redesigned research example format includes research examples have been thoroughly redesigned with a clear hierarchy of subcategories. NEW! Improved focus on need-to-know content and greater use of bulleting, creative illustrations, and tables, employs a more consistent, streamlined approach from chapter to chapter. NEW! Updated research examples ensure you are learning through the most clinically relevant topics and studies. NEW! Detailed directions on how to critically appraise research syntheses — such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, meta-syntheses, and mixed-methods systematic reviews — increase your understanding of the types of research syntheses conducted in nursing and how to determine the quality of these syntheses and the relevance of their findings for practice. NEW! A unique emphasis on QSEN, aided by the input of a QSEN consultant, increases the book’s relevance to national curriculum standards and promotes the safe practice of nursing by using the most current research. NEW! Chapter on the Enhanced Literature Review provides guidelines for structure of reviews written for different purposes. NEW! More practically focused chapter on Outcomes Research better addresses the trending topic of outcomes research. NEW! Expanded coverage of mixed-methods research and translational research responds to the growing emphasis on these research emphases. NEW! Expanded coverage of cultural competency and cultural validity
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