Similarly, the requirement for final-year students to conduct research and
produce “projects,” such as dissertations or theses, can be a stressful experience
for many. Written in simple and straightforward language, Doing Academic Research ...
Author: Ekpe Inyang
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Written in simple and straightforward language, this book will prove useful in reducing the stress that undergraduate students feel when conducting research and embarking on scientific writing. It contains several essential aspects of general research methodology, and simplifies important concepts and procedures that students need to fully grasp in order to tackle their academic assignments with confidence. Assuming no previous knowledge on the part of the reader, it is richly supported with examples, and will serve as a friendly companion to any student who aims for academic excellence. Practitioners in the field, and even teachers of research methodology, will also find the book useful as a revision guide.
Doing Academic Research is a concise, accessible, and tightly organized
overview of the research process in the humanities, social sciences, and
business. Conducting effective scholarly research can seem like a frustrating,
confusing, and ...
Author: Ted Gournelos
Category: Social Science
Online student resource material cab be accessed under the 'Support Materials' tab at https://www.routledge.com/9780367207939 Doing Academic Research is a concise, accessible, and tightly organized overview of the research process in the humanities, social sciences, and business. Conducting effective scholarly research can seem like a frustrating, confusing, and unpleasant experience. Early researchers often have inconsistent knowledge and experience, and can become overwhelmed – reducing their ability to produce high quality work. Rather than a book about research, this is a practical guide to doing research. It guides budding researchers along the process of developing an effective workflow, where to go for help, and how to actually complete the project. The book addresses diversity in abilities, interest, discipline, and ways of knowing by focusing not just on the process of conducting any one method in detail, but also on the ways in which someone might choose a research method and conduct it successfully. Finally, it emphasizes accessibility and approachability through real-world examples, key insights, tips, and tricks from active researchers. This book is a highly useful addition to both content area courses and research methods courses, as well as a practical guide for graduate students and independent scholars interested in publishing their research.
Was your first image that of a person doing medical research? ... For someone
who has never been involved in research and who is now confronted with an academic requirement to do research, his or her association may have been with
Author: Richard H. McCuen
Publisher: ASCE Publications
Category: Technology & Engineering
Students and graduate students who are beginning to do research often have many difficult questions and concerns. This book is designed to give a comprehensive, reader-friendly overview of all the key aspects of conducting and presenting research. It includes chapters on topic selection, time management, using the information highway, getting your research published, and more. Humorous, research-related illustrations enhance the text. Students, as well as the faculty who work with them, will find this book to be an invaluable research tool.
This is one reason why in your research thesis you have to take painstaking care
to describe the research methodology used, so that it may be repeated by
anyone wishing to do so. Academic research proceeds by new academics
treating the ...
Author: Stephen Potter
The prospect of undertaking postgraduate research can seem daunting. This thoroughly revised Second Edition of Doing Postgraduate Research shows students how to undertake their research in a manner that is better, quicker, and hassle-free as possible. The text offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to better research practice and is fully compliant with research training requirements, including the Joint Research Councils' Skills Statement.
This is a book about doing scholarly research. ... Well, broadly speaking, it means
anybody who is involved in doing some kind ofacademic research project, and
there will be some discussion ofwhat 'academic' or 'scholarly' research actually ...
Author: Nick Lee
Category: Business & Economics
`It's not often that you'll find an article or book that explains what you need to know in such plain, simple terms. Treasure it' - Andrew Farrell, Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University `Entertaining and authoritative without being patronising' - Professor Chris Hackley, Royal Holloway, University of London `This is a gem of a book from two of the outstanding management researchers of their generation. Easy to read and entertaining, yet rigorous and comprehensive in its approach, this book will be adopted as an essential aid for students undertaking final year projects, masters dissertations, and as a primer for doctoral researchers' - Professor Graham Hooley, Aston University `This book will fill a vital gap for post graduate research' - Professor Rod Brodie, University of Auckland Business School For anyone involved in developing a research project, this textbook provides an integrated, accessible and humorous account that explains why research methods are the way they are and how they do what they do. Unrivalled in its nature Doing Business Research addresses the research project as a whole and provides: - essential detail of philosophical and theoretical matters that are crucial to conceptualising the nature of methodology - a pragmatic guide to why things are important and how they are important - a huge range of things to consider that the reader can use to develop their research project further - a resource book, providing extensive suggested reading to help the researcher do their research.
All too often, practitioners find the issues studied in academic research "old" and
irrelevant to the practices they use ... whether perceived or real, suggests that academics must get into organizations and try to understand and do research in ...
Author: Edward E. Lawler
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Business & Economics
A new introduction examines the enduring importance of this topic and the continuing relevance of the book's contributions."--Jacket.
The art of (academic) writing and, more specifically, qualitative research writing
may basically be more learnable than teachable, especially when 'writing the
world' of research is included (Mirhosseini & Kianfar, 2019). An important aspect
Language, Style, and Citations for Academic Research in World Christianity
Professor Daniel Jeyaraj langUage anD sTYle . The renewal area courses, such
as World christianity and global christianity examine the collective histories, ...
Author: Robert W. Pazmino
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This concise introductory work explores the essentials of doing theological research and writing. It is a handy companion to assist persons as they begin and pursue theological education. It provides an overview of expectations that both various professors have shared and students have reported over many years as basic wisdom to foster quality theological work. It is a time-tested resource to guide those called to seminary study.
In recent years, action research (AR) has become increasingly popular in second
language teaching circles. ... The audience for the book is not academic researchers whose interests do not lie in working with teachers, and whose research ...
Author: Anne Burns
This hands-on, practical guide for ESL/EFL teachers and teacher educators outlines, for those who are new to doing action research, what it is and how it works. Straightforward and reader friendly, it introduces the concepts and offers a step-by-step guide to going through an action research process, including illustrations drawn widely from international contexts. Specifically, the text addresses: action research and how it differs from other forms of research the steps involved in developing an action research project ways of developing a research focus methods of data collection approaches to data analysis making sense of action research for further classroom action. Each chapter includes a variety of pedagogical activities: Pre-Reading questions ask readers to consider what they already know about the topic Reflection Points invite readers to think about/discuss what they have read action points ask readers to carry out action-research tasks based on what they have read Classroom Voices illustrate aspects of action research from teachers internationally Summary Points provide a synopsis of the main points in the chapter Bringing the 'how-to' and the 'what' together, Doing Action Research in English Language Teaching is the perfect text for BATESOL and MATESOL courses in which action research is the focus or a required component.
methods classes to attend in support of the research project. The student learns
and practices skills in conducting the research, and the written academic research project report itselfis the means of assessing higher level educational ...
Author: Chris Hackley
Category: Business & Economics
As interpretive research perspectives become increasingly influential in the social sciences, so it becomes increasingly important for experienced researchers to familiarize themselves with the philosophical perspectives, data gathering techniques and analytical methods derived from interpretive research. Examining these interpretive traditions, this informative book illustrates how they can be applied to research projects for first-time researchers in the fields of management, marketing and consumer research. Topics covered include: choosing the topic gathering qualitative data for interpretation themes and concepts of interpretive research semiotics, marketing and consumer research. In offering practical examples drawn from existing studies and suggesting new topics for consideration, this book brings together major themes of interpretive research within a valuable practical guide. Suitable both for first time researchers and those with more experience, this is an ideal guide for anyone undertaking research in this area of study.
Figure 9.1 Influences on innovation The constraints imposed by the perceived
expectations, rules and conventions associated with 'academic' work were
frequently at the heart of the tensions experienced by the practitioner researchers
Author: Marion Dadds
Doing Practitioner Research Differently encourages those embarking on practitioner research to consider the validity of innovative methods and styles of reporting. The book looks at three methods of enquiry and reporting - visualisation, conversation and fictional writing. Using practitioners' own accounts and research reports as case studies, this book explores the reasons why some practitioners reject the traditional research methods. It looks at the challenges faced by these practitioners and the conditions in higher education that encourage or inhibit innovative practitioner research. The case studies used illustrate that there are modes of enquiry and reporting that can foster the development of professional thinking and practice.
Alampi, A. (2012) Social media is more than simply a marketing tool for academic research [Online]. Available at http://www.theguardian. com/higher-education-
network/blog/2012/jul/24/social-mediaacademic-research-tool [Accessed 14 ...
Author: Judith Bell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This is the market leading book for anyone doing their research project. Clear, concise and extremely readable, this book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to doing a research project from start to finish. Thoroughly updated but retaining its well-loved style, this 6th edition includes: information on using online surveys; information on online interviewing and using online platforms for observation, e.g. Skype, Google Hangouts; new chapter on the use of social media in small scale research; thoroughly updated chapter on literature searching; revised and additional pedagogy; and a brand new text design. This practical, no-nonsense guide is vital reading for all those embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study in any discipline, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education and health.
... of Reading in the United Kingdom noted how “in the UK, the nature, orientation
and quality of academic research is overwhelmingly determined by
considerations of how that work will be graded in research assessment exercises
Author: Marco Busi
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
If you believe the impact of management research and education is in decline, this book will help you play your part. Doing Research that Matters looks at an old issue from a new perspective, taking a fresh and cross-disciplinary approach to learning how we can contribute with our work to shaping the future of management. Readers are invited to sit back and relax while they are taken on a journey through the views and work of a group of exemplary professionals: top-management gurus Rob Goffee, Robert Kaplan, Barbara Kellerman, Philip Kotler, John Kotter, Howard Gardner, Costas Markides, Roger Martin, Henry Mintzberg and David Ulrich; Nobel Laureates Gerhard Ertl, Doug Osheroff, Elinor Ostrom, Jack Szostack and Harald zur Hausen; and world renowned astrophysicist Margherita Hack. In his quest to become a better management innovator, Marco Busi shares the wisdom he gained from these interviews to highlight patterns in the way pioneers identify a problem worth researching, generate an outcome worth spreading, and generally conduct a career worth having.
This book is intended to be a practical study guide that complements the growing
body of guidance on research ... The take up of the systematic review
methodology from biological sciences into other academic disciplines has added
Author: Jill Jesson
Category: Business & Economics
Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The literature review is a compulsory part of research and, increasingly, may form the whole of a student research project. This highly accessible book guides students through the production of either a traditional or a systematic literature review, clearly explaining the difference between the two types of review, the advantages and disadvantages of both, and the skills needed. It gives practical advice on reading and organising relevant literature and critically assessing the reviewed field. Contents include: using libraries and the internet note making presentation critical analysis referencing, plagiarism and copyright. This book will be relevant to students from any discipline. It includes contributions from two lecturers who have many years experience of teaching research methods and the supervision of postgraduate research dissertations and a librarian, each offering expert advice on either the creation and assessment of literature reviews or the process of searching for information. The book also highlights the increasing importance for many disciplines of the systematic review methodology and discusses some of the specific challenges which it brings. Jill K. Jesson has worked with multi-disciplinary research teams within the Aston School of Pharmacy, Aston Business School and with M-E-L Research, an independent public services research consultancy. She has now left Aston University and is working as a Consultant. Lydia Matheson is an Information Specialist working for Library & Information Services at Aston University. Fiona M. Lacey is an academic pharmacist, a member of the pharmacy practice teaching group in the School of Pharmacy, and Associate Dean in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston.
Despite the very best intentions of the clinical professions and the growth in the academic sector, research into clinical practice has been slow to develop
momentum. Doing clinical research is hard graft and involves drawing together
two very ...
Author: Sarah Winch
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Doing Clinical Healthcare Research: A Survival Guide will help students, academics and healthcare staff identify and overcome organisational barriers to conducting research in busy clinical environments and show how research should be project managed in order to guarantee successful outcomes for all involved.
Author: Kimberly M. WilliamsPublish On: 2014-10-10
Perhaps because it is not well understood and has had minority status in academic research it has been considered a®less rigorous and less valued way
of doing inquiry ̄ (p. 7). Despite the struggles of qualitative methodologies to
Author: Kimberly M. Williams
Given the increased accountability at the college and university level, one of the most promising ways for faculty at institutions of higher education to improve their teaching is to capitalize upon their skills as researchers. This book is a step-by-step guide for doing research to inform and improve teaching and learning. With background and instruction about how to engage in these methodologies—including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods—Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning provides examples across disciplines of how to use one's research skills to improve teaching. This valuable resource equips faculty with the skills to collect and use different types of research evidence to improve teaching and learning in any college and university classroom. Special Features: Chapter openers highlight the questions and issues that will be addressed in each chapter. Recurring text boxes provide authentic examples from actual research studies, student work, and instructor reflections. Coverage of challenges, key successes, and lessons learned from classroom research presents a nuanced and complete understanding of the process.
In addition, access to business organisations by academic researchers is not an
easy task in Malaysia due to the busy schedule of the business managers and
their generally negative attitude towards the importance of an academic research
Author: Azilah Kasim
Publisher: UUM Press
Qualitative research has never been a popular research design within Malaysian academics and research environment. Understanding the convention and fundamentals of conducting a qualitative research is important as it offers a different approach and generates a range of information of different quality from the quantitative approach. The compilation of the five articles included in this book has been carefully selected so that this book of reading represents different issues and problems that may arise when conducting a qualitative research. This book provides a good description of the research processes and issues that may also be encountered by other researchers especially those that are novice in qualitative research. The readings of the different research compiled in this book will hopefully contribute to the growing field of qualitative research as a research design among educators, researchers and professionals in Malaysia.
Subsequently, academics engaged in empirical social research often continue to
conduct their studies themselves. Indeed this was my own experience in the
1980s when I decided to engage in a re-study of the school that I had initially ...
Author: Geoffrey Walford
This book brings together semi-autobiographical accounts from major educationalists about their influential research, focusing on the practical and personal aspects of the research process. The collection reflects the great changes that have occured within educational research since the 1980s and deals with the issues and situations of the late 1990s. It includes accounts that cover the various stages of the research process, a sampling of topics, the diversity of methodologies used in educational research and a range of theoretical perspectives. There is coverage of qualitative and quantitative methodologies and of large and smaller scale research. Also discussed are: ESRC programme research, contract research and theoretical research.
Author: Institute of MedicinePublish On: 2014-03-10
“We found that about 80 percent of students [say] that my advisor most strongly
supports an academic research career, even ... Is it people with the biggest
persistence, who are just determined to do it, and they stick around and don't get
Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Category: Political Science
America's research universities have undergone striking change in recent decades, as have many aspects of the society that surrounds them. This change has important implications for the heart of every university: the faculty. To sustain their high level of intellectual excellence and their success in preparing young people for the various roles they will play in society, universities need to be aware of how evolving conditions affect their ability to attract the most qualified people and to maximize their effectiveness as teachers and researchers. Gender roles, family life, the demographic makeup of the nation and the faculty, and the economic stability of higher education all have shifted dramatically over the past generation. In addition, strong current trends in technology, funding, and demographics suggest that change will continue and perhaps even accelerate in academe in the years to come. One central element of academic life has remained essentially unchanged for generations, however: the formal structure of the professorial career. Developed in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to suit circumstances quite different from today's, and based on traditions going back even earlier, this customary career path is now a source of strain for both the individuals pursuing it and the institutions where they work. The Arc of the Academic Research Career is the summary of a workshop convened by The Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy in September 2013 to examine major points of strain in academic research careers from the point of view of both the faculty members and the institutions. National experts from a variety of disciplines and institutions discussed practices and strategies already in use on various campuses and identified issues as yet not effectively addressed. This workshop summary addresses the challenges universities face, from nurturing the talent of future faculty members to managing their progress through all the stages of their careers to finding the best use of their skills as their work winds down.