Reasoning with Statistics

How to Read Quantitative Research

Author: Frederick Williams,Peter R. Monge

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This text is designed to help students become knowledgable of quantitative research. It provides a view of research strategies for those students who may or may not have a mathemtaical background. There is a strong emphasis on conceptual understanding rather than calculational methods.
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Doing Real Research

A Practical Guide to Social Research

Author: Eric Jensen,Charles Laurie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473944295

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Challenging the formality and idealized settings of conventional methods teaching and opting instead for a real world approach to social research this book offers frank, practical advice designed to empower students and researchers alike. Theoretically robust and with an exhaustive coverage of key methodologies and methods the title establishes the cornerstones of social research. Examples reflect research conducted inside and outside formal university settings and range from the extremes of war torn countries to the complexities of school classrooms. Supported by a wealth of learning features and tools the textbook and website include: · Video top tips · Podcasts · Full text journal articles · Interviews with researchers conducting field research · Links to external websites and blogs · Student exercises · Real world case studies
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Primer of Public Relations Research

Author: Don W. Stacks

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1593855958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

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This practical, comprehensive work is widely regarded as the standard course text and practitioner reference on public relations research. Don W. Stacks explains the key role of research in all aspects of contemporary PR practice, from planning a program or campaign to making strategic changes and measuring outcomes. Step-by-step guidelines and tools are provided for using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to accomplish essential research objectives. The book clearly explains technical aspects of data collection and analysis for readers new to measurement and statistics. Every chapter features review questions and a detailed practice problem. A test bank, suggested readings, case studies, and PowerPoint slides are available to instructors using the book in their courses; see the preface for details.
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How to Read a Paper

The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine

Author: Trisha Greenhalgh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390360

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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How to Read a Paper describes the different types of clinical research reporting, and explains how to critically appraise the publications. The book provides the tools to find and evaluate the literature, and implement the findings in an evidence-based, patient-centered way. Written for anyone in the health care professions who has little or no knowledge of evidence-based medicine, it provides a clear understanding of the concepts and how to put them into practice at the basic, clinical level. Changes for the 4th edition The fourth edition will include two new chapters on important developments in health care research and delivery, but otherwise retains its original style, size, and scope. New chapter on quality improvement – describing papers on quality improvement projects using ebm methods; this will extend the readership to non clinical health care professionals working in hospitals and family practice, and to nurse specialists and practice nurses working in this field New chapter on complex interventions - how to set up research projects involving both qualitative and quantitative methodology (known as mixed methods) Thorough revision and updating of existing chapters and references New illustrations – diagrammatic representations of ebm concepts
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A Practioner's Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation

Author: Don Stacks

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN: 9781606491027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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This book will provide the business reader with the necessary understanding of the problems and promises of public relations research, measurement, and evaluation and the public relations practitioner as guide to effective use of methods, measures, and evaluation in providing grounded evidence of the success (or failure) of public relations campaigns.
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The Writer's Resource Guide

Author: William Brohaugh,JoAnne Moser Gibbons

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

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Lists nearly two thousand sources where research information for freelance writers may be obtained free of charge and offers advice on the value and methods of writer's research
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Navigating the Maze of Research - E-Book

Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Author: Sally Borbasi,Debra Jackson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729580903

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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A new third edition of this essential research E-book for Australian and New Zealand nursing and midwifery students. This third edition of Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice is the ideal tool for nursing and midwifery students in Australia and New Zealand. Learning to access, evaluate and apply research findings in everyday clinical practice can be difficult. This excellent introductory E-book presents concepts in an accessible and engaging manner; demonstrating how to use research and, importantly, which research to use. Authors Sally Borbasi and Debra Jackson have also introduced a wealth of new content while continuing to provide the E-book’s inimitable balance of theory and activities. All chapters have been significantly revised and updated to reflect current nursing and midwifery research theory and practice, and midwifery students will welcome the increased focus on midwifery specific research. Additional new content in this E-edition of Navigating the Maze of Research includes an increased focus on developing an evidence-based culture in the nursing workplace; a new chapter on applying the research process; a more explicit discussion of nursing ethics; case studies linking practice to research; and increased detail on sampling techniques and reliability and validity. Additional online resources are available for lecturers and students via Elsevier’s Evolve platform. Content is presented in an accessible and engaging manner. Consistent format that makes the text easy to navigate Chapter features include: - Abstract - Key terms - Hints - Student Challenges - Tips for International Students - Other boxed information - Evolve icons indicated throughout the text Resources kit References Evolve eBook and online resources including Power point slides, test banks, activities and weblinks An increased focus on evidence-based practice throughout An increased focus on research specific to Midwives A more explicit discussion of ethical principles A new chapter on Applying the Research Process More detail on sampling techniques, reliability and validity Case studies linking research to practice
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"Stretching" Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Valerie J. Janesick

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412980453

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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In this updated version of her innovative book, author Valerie J. Janesick extends her dance and yoga metaphors to strengthen her argument that tapping into one's artistic side—the side that is more creative and less inhibited—is fundamental to realizing one's potential as a qualitative researcher. This Third Edition provides a series of exercises that are both imaginative and immensely practical in helping students to see the artistic side of research.
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