How to Think about Analysis

Author: Lara Alcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198723539

Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

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Analysis is a core subject in most undergraduate mathematics degrees. It is elegant, clever and rewarding to learn, but it is hard. Even the best students find it challenging, and those who are unprepared often find it incomprehensible at first. This book aims to ensure that no student need be unprepared.
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How to Think About Analysis

Author: Lara Alcock

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191035386

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Analysis (sometimes called Real Analysis or Advanced Calculus) is a core subject in most undergraduate mathematics degrees. It is elegant, clever and rewarding to learn, but it is hard. Even the best students find it challenging, and those who are unprepared often find it incomprehensible at first. This book aims to ensure that no student need be unprepared. It is not like other Analysis books. It is not a textbook containing standard content. Rather, it is designed to be read before arriving at university and/or before starting an Analysis course, or as a companion text once a course is begun. It provides a friendly and readable introduction to the subject by building on the student's existing understanding of six key topics: sequences, series, continuity, differentiability, integrability and the real numbers. It explains how mathematicians develop and use sophisticated formal versions of these ideas, and provides a detailed introduction to the central definitions, theorems and proofs, pointing out typical areas of difficulty and confusion and explaining how to overcome these. The book also provides study advice focused on the skills that students need if they are to build on this introduction and learn successfully in their own Analysis courses: it explains how to understand definitions, theorems and proofs by relating them to examples and diagrams, how to think productively about proofs, and how theories are taught in lectures and books on advanced mathematics. It also offers practical guidance on strategies for effective study planning. The advice throughout is research based and is presented in an engaging style that will be accessible to students who are new to advanced abstract mathematics.
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The Research Companion

A Practical Guide for the Social and Health Sciences

Author: Petra M. Boynton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781841693057

Category: Psychology

Page: 199

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Social science research has traditionally focused on the historical study of research methods, frequently overlooking the practical skills needed to undertake a research project. The Research Companion addresses this need for instruction in the practice of research and offers clear, honest advice to help avoid typical problems and improve the standards. This book will be invaluable to all researchers in the social or health sciences, whatever their level of experience, making research more accurate, ethical and productive.
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Working with Qualitative Data

Author: William Gibson,Andrew Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446202496

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Working with Qualitative Data provides a practical and accessible introduction to how to develop and apply strategies for the analysis of qualitative data by exploring the ways in which analysis is related to all aspects of research. By situating analysis in the context of the whole research process, this book helps the reader to introduce an analytical component to every stage of doing research: from designing a project, reviewing the literature, through the various stages of gathering data, to the process of writing-up. Through practical examples the book maps out strategies for developing analytic frameworks in relation to all aspects of research, and demonstrates the ways in which such frameworks can be used in relation to various sorts of data. In contrast to existing qualitative data analysis texts, this book offers a unified approach to the process of analysis within qualitative research. It will be of great use to students and researchers across the full range of social, health and education sciences.
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Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development

Author: Kerry J. Daly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278989

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 312

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Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development serves as a step-by-step, interdisciplinary, qualitative methods text for those working in the areas of family studies, human development, family therapy, and family social work. Providing a systematic outline for carrying out qualitative projects from start to finish, author Kerry J. Daly uniquely combines epistemology, theory, and methodology into a comprehensive package illustrated specifically with examples from family relations and human development research.
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Analyzing and Reporting Focus Group Results

Author: Richard A. Krueger

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452250014

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Richard Krueger offers a rich and valuable discussion of focus group analysis that is sure to become a major guide in future focus group efforts. Analysis of focus group data is different from analysis of data collected through other qualitative methodologies and this presents new challenges to researchers. This book overviews important principles guiding focus group research, suggests a systematic and verifiable analysis strategy. Krueger is not doctrinaire: he offers multiple approaches and invites others to share their strategies for analysis. The book is helpful for academic audiences, focus group practitioners and the occasional moderator. The straightforward approach contains hundreds of helpful tips.
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Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex Environments

How to Think in Complex Environments

Author: Wayne Michael Hall,Gary Citrenbaum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313382662

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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This book offers a vast conceptual and theoretical exploration of the ways intelligence analysis must change in order to succeed against today's most dangerous combatants and most complex irregular theatres of conflict. • Includes quotations from a wide range of acclaimed thinkers • Offers an extensive bibliography of works cited and resources for further reading • Presents a comprehensive index
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Analysis in Qualitative Research

Author: Hennie R Boeije

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446241356

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Written for anyone beginning a research project, this introductory book takes you through the process of analysing your data from start to finish. The author sets out an easy-to-use model for coding data in order to break it down into parts, and then to reassemble it to create a meaningful picture of the phenomenon under study. Full of useful advice, the book guides the reader through the last difficult integrating phase of qualitative analysis including diagramming, memoing, thinking aloud, and using one's feelings, and how to incorporate the use of software where appropriate. Ideal for third year undergraduate students, master students, postgraduates and anybody beginning a research project, the book includes examples covering a wide range of subjects - making the book useful for students across the social science disciplines. Hennie Boeije is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Methodology and Statistics of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
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How to do your Case Study

A Guide for Students and Researchers

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620331X

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Case Study is one of the most widely applied methods of research and instruction in use today. Cases are used to frame research, aid teaching and help learning the world over. Yet, despite being so widely used, there remains a great deal of uncertainty about what constitutes case study research and how case studies should be designed and carried out. In this lucid, accessible and often witty new text, Gary Thomas introduces students and researchers to the basics of case study research. Using a wide range of real-life examples, this book sets out for those new to the method how best to design and carry out case studies in the social sciences and humanities How to do your case study: a guide for students and researchers deals with the core issues and methods that anyone new to case study will need to understand: - What is a case study? - When and why should case study methods be used? - How are case studies designed? - What methods can be used? - How do we analyse and make sense of our data? - How do we write up and write about our case? How to do your Case Study will be essential reading for any student or researcher in the Social Sciences, Health Sciences, in Business Studies, in Education and the Humanities.
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Basics of Qualitative Research

Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory

Author: Juliet Corbin,Anselm Strauss

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315681

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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Offering immensely practical advice, Basics of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition presents methods that enable researchers to analyze, interpret, and make sense of their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Authors Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss (late of the University of San Francisco and co-creator of grounded theory) walk readers step-by-step through the research process—from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding, analysis, and reporting. Packed with definitions and illustrative examples, this highly accessible book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research. New end-of-chapter “Insider Insights” contributed by qualitative researchers give readers a sense of what it’s like to work in the field. Significantly revised, this Fourth Edition remains a landmark volume in the study of qualitative methods.
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