How to Research is a clear and accessible guide to the business of doing a research project. It systematically takes the reader through from the planning to the writing up and finishing off. The new edition of this book will include:
Using a clear and systematic approach to the whole research process, this book links research to clinical governance and evidence-based practice, explains which models of research to use for different projects, and explains how to evaluate others' research.
Have you ever thought about how far back in history your family goes? Have you wondered about where your family came from and how they got where they are now? Researching your ancestry is a way to discover more about your family and yourself at the same time. Looking into the past may be easier than you think. You can start by talking to your parents and grandparents, and then examine old papers and photographs, go through archives, and then, like a time traveler, meet some of your ancestors. Tracing your roots is like a puzzle that just keeps growing. Check out these tips on how to get started.
Release on 2011-01-01 | by Thomas Kingsley Troupe,Sole Otero
Author: Thomas Kingsley Troupe,Sole Otero
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
When Quinn decides to do a school presentation on how the legend of the Loch Ness Monster has changed over time, he and his trusty pen Penny get together to brainstorm, do Internet and library research, take notes, and put together a finished project.
One of the most perplexing aspects of research today is what to do when there's too much information on a topic. The key, says Leslie Stebbins, is to know how to find the most promising information, evaluate it, and use it effectively. Individual chapters provide a step-by-step introduction to research and critical evaluation and specific types of information resources, as well as guidance on such skills as note-taking and referencing. Students and librarians alike will benefit from these suggestions, strategies and straightforward examples for developing good filtering instincts and management of search results.
Praise for the first edition: "...an excellent choice for any student about to start a research project for the first time." British Journal of Educational Technology Praise for the second edition: "How to Researchis best used as a reference tool to dip in and out of when required. Not only is it an excellent starting point for new researchers and students, but undoubtedly the more experienced researcher will also find it valuable. Furthermore, those involved in teaching research methods or supervising research students would find this a useful source of information, exercises and ideas." SRA News How to Researchis a practical handbook for those carrying out small scale research projects and discusses the practice and experience of doing research in the social sciences. The new edition has been updated throughout and includes extensively revised chapters on introductory thinking about research and data analysis. Building on the strengths of the previous edition, Blaxter, Hughes and Tight include new material on: Writing research proposals Making presentations Researching in your own workplace Data collection software and time management Case studies of small scale research projects It is written in an original, accessible and jargon free style using a variety of different forms of presentation to support the researcher. It is written for all those who are required to complete a research project as part of their studies and is invaluable for those conducting research in the workplace.
Release on 2011-09-27 | by Diane Elizabeth Kelleher
Author: Diane Elizabeth Kelleher
Pubpsher: Author House
As the title suggests, this book concerns the art and life of the world's only "American Linear Impressionist", Lilian Westcott Hale. Born in Connecticut in 1881, Hale was educated primarily at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and lived for many years in nearby Dedham, moving to Charlottesville, Virginnia after the death of her beloved educator, art critic, author, and painter husband, Philip Leslie Hale. A woman, Hale far outpaced the success of many men, including her husband. During her early decades of activity, Hale garnered innumerable national awards, accolades, and prizes, and international acclaim for her oil portraits of children, women in interiors, and charoal sketches of snowy landscapes, all created in an Impressionist style utilizing only vertical strokes. Hale was the originator and sole practitioner of a technique which paradoxically used line in an Impressionist manner. While her classic art fell out of favor during the Modernist 1940s, it is now once again very much in vogue.
Release on 2016-01-01 | by Susan K. Miller-Cochran,Rochelle L. Rodrigo
Author: Susan K. Miller-Cochran,Rochelle L. Rodrigo
Pubpsher: Cengage Learning
Help students develop the research skills they need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, 3rd Edition. Recognizing that technology is a part of daily life, the authors show students how to apply the research skills they use every day (buying a car or choosing a cell phone plan, for example) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips illustrate the how and why of researching and engage students with key research technologies important to success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release on 2013-12-24 | by Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin
Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies
Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.