Stanley applies the same user-friendly format that made her popular guide to teaching the six steps of the research process to high school students such a success. In this new volume geared toward middle school students, field-tested lessons, anecdotes, reproducible charts and templates, and research ideas all work together to transform the research process into bite-size steps that are both adaptable to various teaching styles and not overwhelming for students. By applying Stanley's methods you'll be pursuing education reforms including integrating technology, improving information literacy, teaching critical thinking, modeling collaborative instruction, and adapting research for second language learners and learning disabled students.
The Research Process 5e is a complete, easy-to-read, and simple-to-apply introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods. Drawing on the strengths of the previous editions, it assumes little previous knowledge of research processes and takes a non-statistical, non-mathematical approach. The book emphasises the process of research, and analyses and demonstrates a variety of research methods. Illustrations and examples are used extensively to explain the fundamental concepts of the research process and to demonstrate its application. Expanded section on qualitative research Examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines Accessible and easy-to-read Includes Internet references and further resources section
This comprehensive introduction to nursing research covers the foundations of research, finding and appraising evidence and preparing the project, selecting the right methodology, collecting data, interpreting the data, and putting research into practice.
‘The perfect text for any health care professional whowishes to gain a sound understanding of research…This textsucceeds where others fail in terms of the thoroughness of theresearch process and the accessible style in which the material ispresented. In an age when nursing and health care research is goingfrom strength to strength this book offers those in the world ofacademia and practice an excellent and essential 'bible' that is amust on any bookshelf’ Dr Aisha Holloway, Lecturer Adult Health, Division of Nursing,The University of Nottingham ‘a book that helps you each step of the way. A veryunderstandable and enjoyable publication’ Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal ‘key reference resource that students of research can useat various levels of study. It is comprehensive, user friendly andvery easy to read and make sense of’ Gillian E Lang, Amazon reviewer The sixth edition of this book reflects significant developments innursing research in recent years, ensuring the reader is providedwith the very latest information on research processes and methods.It continues to explore how to undertake research as well asevaluating and using research findings in clinical practice, in away that is suitable for both novice researchers and those withmore experience. Divided into six sections, the chapters are ordered in a logicalfashion that also allows the reader to dip in and out. The firsttwo sections of the book provide a comprehensive background toresearch in nursing. The third section presents a variety ofqualitative and quantitative approaches, both new andwell-established. The final three sections then look at collectingand making sense of the resulting data and putting the researchfindings into clinical practice. Summarises key points at the start of each chapter to guide youthrough Includes contributions from a wide range of experts in thefield Accessible but doesn’t shrink away from complex debatesand technical issues New to this edition: Accompanying website (ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/gerrish"www.wiley.com/go/gerrish/a) Ten completely new chapters including Narrative Research, MixedMethods and Using Research in Clinical Practice ‘Research Example’ boxes from a wide variety ofresearch types
Understanding the Research Process helps students understand the use of specialist vocabulary and terminology of educational and social science research. The author explores the ways in which research terminology is used, and shows students - how to use specialist research terminology appropriately - how to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate uses of research terminology - how to understand the meaning of research terms - how to disseminate research in a style which is clear and easily understood The book is for final year undergraduates and masters students in humanities, education and social science subjects. Paul Oliver is a widely-published author in the fields of education, philosophy and religious studies. He is currently principal lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Development, at the University of Huddersfield.
What are the challenges and potential pitfalls of real research? What decision-making process is followed by successful researchers? The Research Process in Sport, Exercise and Health fills an important gap in the research methods literature. Conventional research methods textbooks focus on theory and descriptions of hypothetical techniques, while the peer-reviewed research literature is mainly concerned with discussion of data and the significance of results. In this book, a team of successful researchers from across the full range of sub-disciplines in sport, exercise and health discuss real pieces of research, describing the processes they went through, the decisions that they made, the problems they encountered and the things they would have done differently. As a result, the book goes further than any other in bringing the research process to life, helping students identify potential issues and problems with their own research right at the beginning of the process. The book covers the whole span of the research process, including: identifying the research problem justifying the research question choosing an appropriate method data collection and analysis identifying a study’s contribution to knowledge and/or applied practice disseminating results. Featuring real-world studies from sport psychology, biomechanics, sports coaching, ethics in sport, sports marketing, health studies, sport sociology, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning, the book is an essential companion for research methods courses or dissertations on any sport or exercise degree programme.
This book explores researcher identity related to insider/outsider roles regarding the groups studied. Scholars use various research methods and discuss the value of insider/outsider perspectives, problems faced as insiders and outsiders, strategies to overcome related obstacles, and implications for advocating on behalf of a group being studied.
During the 90s, there was a phenomenal increase in the number of nursing research projects and published findings, and research is expected to increase even further in the new millennium. The new edition of The Research Process in Nursing will continue to inform and support the growing band of researchers. The original inspiration for this book came from the recognized need for all nurses, midwives, health visitors and related health care professionals, to become knowledgeable about the application of research to their specialist areas. This applies equally to clinicians, educators and managers. The new edition of The Research Process in Nursing builds on the success of the previous editions. It continues to provide a comprehensive and practical guide to the stages involved in research. Taking a clear and direct approach, this book can be used by those who need to read and understand research findings, and by those who undertake supervised research projects. Throughout the book, the reader is assisted in applying knowledge to his or her relevant discipline. This successful and widely acknowledged book has been extensively revised and updated, and considerably expanded, to reflect developments and advances in research. p>Key features include: *New chapters on validity and reliability, single case study and longitudinal research *A standard text for a wide range of nursing and health care courses. *Written by a team of internationally recognized teachers and practitioners. This book is a standard textbook for student nurses looking to read, understand and apply research findings. A range of qualified nurses use this text to guide them through research studies. And, it is directly relevant for nurses, midwives, health visitors, district nurses, and hospital and community nurses of all specialities. Because the research process is the same irrespective of the discipline studied, other health care groups such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacologists and podiatrists will also find this book of value.
Feminist research is informed by a history of breaking silences, of demanding that women’s voices be heard, recorded and included in wider intellectual genealogies and histories. This has led to an emphasis on voice and speaking out in the research endeavour. Moments of secrecy and silence are less often addressed. This gives rise to a number of questions. What are the silences, secrets, omissions and and political consequences of such moments? What particular dilemmas and constraints do they represent or entail? What are their implications for research praxis? Are such moments always indicative of voicelessness or powerlessness? Or may they also constitute a productive moment in the research encounter? Contributors to this volume were invited to reflect on these questions. The resulting chapters are a fascinating collection of insights into the research process, making an important contribution to theoretical and empirical debates about epistemology, subjectivity and identity in research. Researchers often face difficult dilemmas about who to represent and how, what to omit and what to include. This book explores such questions in an important and timely collection of essays from international scholars.
This book presents a series of research biographies based on research experiences in the study of educational settings. The main aim is to provide a set of first person accounts on doing research that combine analysis with description. The contributors have been drawn from the disciplines of sociology and educational studies and have all conducted ethnographic work or case studies in a variety of educational settings.
In the last ten years there has been significant expansion of postgraduate education in the social sciences. A proliferation of new taught MA courses and substantial growth in the number of new research students have led to a renewed interest in the research process and the teaching of research methods. A number of existing methodology texts present a sanitized and idealized image of research which is both misleading and remains silent on many of the crucial issues facing postgraduates - issues to do with the research process rather than the development of competence in specific techniques. This edited volume seeks to remedy some of these deficiencies and to contribute to the emerging literature on the analysis of postgraduate education and training in the social sciences. It aims to do this by breaking new ground in the field of Politics and International Studies (PALS). It is the first book oriented specifically to postgraduates in the discipline focusing on themes, issues and methods in research training. The selection of new issues (progress through the years, teaching assistants, publications, jobs) plus a focus on approaches which conventionally receive little attention (metatheory, comparative analysis, archives, information technology) increases luther the distinctiveness and appeal of the book, making it an invaluable source and guide book for post graduate students.
The third and final book in Stanley's three-volume group for all grade levels, this work simplifies teaching the research process with step-by-step instructions that are adaptable and comprehensive, geared especially for your youngest students. If Stanley's practical steps to the research process for middle and high schools are already a hit with your students, reach for this book next.
Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a 'journey of exploration'. For use with a formal programme of study, from masters to doctoral level, the book derives from the creative relationship between research, practice and teaching in art and design. It extends generic research processes into practice-based approaches more relevant to artists and designers, introducing wherever possible visual, interactive and collaborative methods. The Introduction and Chapter 1 'Planning the Journey' define the concept and value of 'practice-based' formal research, tracking the debate around its development and explaining key concepts and terminology. ’Mapping the Terrain’ then describes methods of contextualizing research in art and design (the contextual review, using reference material); ’Locating Your Position’ and ’Crossing the Terrain’ guide the reader through the stages of identifying an appropriate research question and methodological approach, writing the proposal and managing research information. Methods of evaluation and analysis are explored, and of strategies for reporting and communicating research findings are suggested. Appendices and a glossary are also included. Visualizing Research draws on the experience of researchers in different contexts and includes case studies of real projects. Although written primarily for postgraduate students, research supervisors, managers and academic staff in art and design and related areas, such as architecture and media studies, will find this a valuable research reference. An accompanying website www.visualizingresearch.info includes multimedia and other resources that complement the book.
Thoroughly revised and updated with coverage of the Internet and other electronic sources, the third edition of The Bedford Guide to the Research Process remains the most comprehensive guide to the research process available anywhere. With extensive coverage of researching, writing, and documenting papers across the disciplines and a friendly, encouraging tone, this invaluable resource will serve students well throughout their college careers.
What makes the difference between excellent and mediocre research? The answer is scientific rigor and innovation based on creativity. For both, critical reflexivity is essential for delivering research with uniqueness, high quality and impact. However, reflexivity is generally not taught as a subject in universities, and there are limited books exploring reflexivity in the research process. Addressing this gap, and designed for beginners, this book provides an accessible model on reflexivity for all its applications during the research process, from the first idea to the finished paper, book or thesis. It includes a number of graphics, tables, samples and checklists to make the concept easy to grasp and apply. It will support students in writing their first scientific assignments and can assist in the more complex research projects of experienced and postdoctoral researchers, and PhD students.
The Practice of Qualitative Research guides readers step by step through the process of collecting, analyzing, designing, and interpreting qualitative research. Written by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber in an engaging style, this student-centered text offers invaluable insights into the practice of qualitative research, with coverage of in-depth interviewing, focus groups, ethnography, case study, and mixed methods research. The Third Edition features even more integrated attention to online research and implications of social media throughout all methods chapters; updates on qualitative analysis software; and significantly expanded coverage of ethics.
Choosing a research method can be bewildering. How can you be sure which methodology is appropriate, or whether your chosen combination of methods is consistent with the theoretical perspective you want to take? This book links methodology and theory with great clarity and precision, showing students and researchers how to navigate the maze of conflicting terminology. The major epistemological stances and theoretical perspectives that colour and shape current social research are detailed and the author reveals the philosophical origins of these schools of inquiry and shows how various disciplines contribute to the practice of social research as it is known today.
The Canadian edition of The Research Process is a complete, easy-to-read, and simple to apply introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods for undergraduate university students. Drawing on the strengths of the previous editions, it assumes little previous knowledge of research processes and takes a non-statistical, non-mathematical approach. Illustrations and examples are used extensively to explain the fundamental concepts of the research process and demonstrate its application. Brand new Canadian research will make it interesting and relevant to Canadian students.