Research & evaluation for busy students and practitioners 2e

A time-saving guide

Author: Kara, Helen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447338421

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Research doesn't exist in a bubble but co-exists with a multitude of other tasks and commitments, yet there is more need for people to save time than ever before. Brilliantly attuned to the demands placed on researchers, this book considers how students, academics and professionals alike can save time and stress without compromising the quality of their research or its outcomes. Including a new foreword by Patrick Sturgis, Director of UK National Centre for Research Methods, this second edition is fully revised. It provides a new chapter on methodologies covering a range of approaches, and a wealth of updated practical information. Each chapter concludes with annotated further readings and the volume is accompanied by a fully revised and updated companion website. This supportive book is designed for any student or practitioner who wants to know how to do research on top of their main job and still have a life.
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Designing and Managing a Research Project

A Business Student's Guide

Author: Michael Jay Polonsky,David S. Waller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412977754

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

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This practical, step-by-step guide shows business students how to successfully conduct a research project, from choosing the topic to presenting the results. The book is divided into sections on preparing and planning the project, undertaking the research, and communicating the results. The authors 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. This student-friendly guide will be ideal for supporting undergraduate research projects in business and management, as well as MBA assignments and other graduate classes in applied fields such as public administration and health care administration.
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Contemporary Project Management

Author: Timothy Kloppenborg

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538477016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Teach student to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today’s most recent research with Kloppenborg’s CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 2E. This edition introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide and integrated with Microsoft Project 2010. The book’s focused approach is ideal for project management courses in both upper-level undergraduate and MBA-level programs. Students first practice manual techniques to ensure that they fully grasp the principles behind the methods before learning to use Microsoft Project 2010, which is fully integrated into nine chapters of this edition, to complete tasks. Throughout the text, students have opportunities to build strong portfolios to showcase their skills in future interviews as they create specific deliverables for real-world projects, working by themselves or as part of a group. To ensure that students understand the established standards in project management today and to prepare them to become Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose, all content in this edition is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest fourth edition of the PMBOK Guide. A list at the beginning of each chapter highlights the PMBOK topics covered for quick reference. All glossary definitions are also consistent with the PMBOK Guide. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology

Author: G. Gregory Haff,Charles L. Dumke

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492586455

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, provides guided opportunities for students to translate their scientific understanding of exercise physiology into practical applications in a variety of settings. Written by experts G. Gregory Haff and Charles Dumke, the text builds upon the success of the first edition with full-color images and the addition of several new interactive lab activities in the web study guide. The revitalized second edition comprises 16 laboratory chapters that offer a total of 49 lab activities. Each laboratory chapter provides a complete lesson, including objectives, definitions of key terms, and background information that sets the stage for learning. Each lab activity supplies step-by-step procedures, providing guidance for those new to lab settings so that they may complete the procedures. New features in this edition include the following: • An updated web study guide that contains 10 interactive lab activities to enhance student learning, including video that helps simulate the experience of performing the labs in the real world • A completely new laboratory chapter on high-intensity fitness training that includes several popular intermittent fitness tests that students can learn to perform and interpret • An appendix that helps estimate the oxygen cost of walking, running, and cycling • Full-color printing throughout In addition, Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition, is thoroughly updated, offering the following: • New research and information pertaining to each laboratory topic • Current standards and norms • Case studies to illuminate laboratory concepts • Answers to the case studies to facilitate student learning • Question sets to help students better understand laboratory concepts • A lab activity finder that makes it easy to locate specific tests The web study guide for students provides lab activities with an enhanced learning experience. Through this portal, students and instructors can access electronic versions of individual data sheets, group data sheets, question sets, case studies and their answers, and 10 interactive lab activities. Instructors also receive access to an image bank, which includes most of the figures, tables, and photos from the book. Organized in a logical progression, the text builds upon the knowledge students acquire as they advance. Furthermore, the text provides multiple lab activities and includes an equipment list at the beginning of each activity, allowing instructors flexibility in choosing the lab activities that will best work in their facility. Laboratory Manual for Exercise Physiology, Second Edition With Web Study Guide, exposes students to a broad expanse of tests that are typically performed in an exercise physiology lab and that can be applied to a variety of professional settings. As such, the text serves as a high-quality resource for basic laboratory testing procedures used in assessing human performance, health, and wellness.
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BUNDLE: Privitera: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences + Schwartz: An EasyGuide to APA Style 2e

Author: Gregory J. Privitera,Beth M. Schwartz

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781483350868

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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We offer these texts bundled together at a discount for your students. Privitera: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences takes a problem-focused approach to introducing research methods in a way that fully integrates the decision tree—from choosing a research design to selecting an appropriate statistic for analysis. With a conversational, student-friendly writing style, author Gregory J. Privitera shows how methods and statistics work together and enable the testing of hypotheses through use of the scientific method. The text’s outstanding pedagogy includes step-by-step instructions for SPSS, empowering students to approach their study and application of research methods with confidence. Schwartz: An EasyGuide to APA Style 2e Master APA style and format quickly and easily! Written by experienced psychology instructors who are respected members of the APA’s Teaching of Psychology division, this guide provides an easy alternative for anyone struggling with APA style. Written in a clear, conversational, and humorous style, this book presents easy-to-understand explanations of how to write research papers, cite research, and do any work requiring APA format. The authors simplify the process with easy-to-follow advice, tips, and visual representations of how to use APA style. This updated edition includes easy-to-read screen shots as well as guidance on where to find answers to commonly asked student questions. Please contact your Sales Representative for more information.
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