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A Short Guide To Research For Designers

Author : Meredith James
ISBN : 1533514798
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This short guide developed from a series of lectures presented at Portland State University on how to conduct research as a creative. The guide explains concepts of information literacy and how to conduct quality research online, while also serving as an introduction to key primary techniques like ethnography. Finally, unlike existing research books, this pocket guide also includes research tactics specific to design.

A Short Guide To Action Research

Author : Andrew P. Johnson
ISBN : UVA:X004806196
Genre : Education
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This compact, user-friENDly text provides readers with everything a pre-service or in-service teacher needs to know about conducting an action research project in a clear, step-by-step format. A Short Guide in Action Research, Second EDITION, guides the learner through the comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in educational research methods and then describes all phases of the process, including selecting a topic; collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; reviewing the literature; and presenting the report. Data collection techniques reflecting popular authentic assessments and real-life examples enliven concepts throughout the text. This user friENDly, practical text provides readers with the skills they need and the steps to take for conducting accurate action research. Provides readers information on Action Research with an emphasis on collecting, analyzing, writing and reporting action research. Pre-service and in-service teachers and researchers.

A Short Guide To Action Research

Author : Andrew Paul Johnson
ISBN : 0205509312
Genre : Education
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This compact, user-friendly book provides everything a teacher needs to know to conduct an action research project, in a clear, step-by-step presentation. This book guides the learner through comprehension and interpretation of both qualitative and quantitative techniques in action research methods and then describes all phases of the process, including selecting a topic; collecting, analyzing, and reporting data; reviewing the literature; and presenting the report. There are many new strategies and examples of projects that can be used for professional growth and development included with this edition, as well as more examples, ideas for possible research questions, & many new forms and graphics that have been added.

The Designer S Guide To Doing Research

Author : Sally Augustin
ISBN : 9780470601730
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 69. 13 MB
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An essential introduction to applying research for busyarchitects and designers The competitive design market and the need to create enduringvalue place high demands on architects and designers to expandtheir knowledge base to be able to digest and utilize multiplesources of information. Expected by their clients to be well versedon all aspects of a project, time-constrained architects anddesigners need quick responses in the face of daily challenges. Asa result, these professionals must—more than ever—relyon, and apply, readily accessible information culled from soundresearch to gain a competitive advantage. The Designer's Guide to Doing Research serves as an introductoryguide on the general concepts and processes that define "good"research. Organized logically with the practical tools necessary toobtain research for all facets of the designer's workflow, thisbook offers: Material written in an accessible format specifically forpractitioners Reliable content by experienced authors—a notedenvironmental psychologist and an interior design educator who isalso a practitioner and writer Tools for planning, executing, and utilizing research presentedin an easy-to-follow format along with case studies, sources, andapplications Written for all practices and people concerned with the builtenvironment, from architects and interior designers to facilitymanagers, landscape architects, and urban planners, this bookserves as an invaluable starting point for gathering andimplementing research effectively.

A Short Guide To Writing About Biology

Author : Jan A. Pechenik
ISBN : UCSD:31822040768921
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"This eighth edition provides extensive guidance for all aspects of writing for biologists at all stages of training, including research reports, essay exams, term papers, research proposals, summaries, critiques, poster presentations, oral presentations, and letters of application for jobs and graduate programs. It explains how biologists work, how they design studies, and how they think about the data they collect and provides detailed advice on working with data, presenting data, and interpreting the results of statistical analyses. It also offers detailed advice about locating useful sources of information, both in print and on the Web, and about avoiding plagiarism and includes extensive pedagogy in each chapter--helpful hints and end of chapter checklists and summaries, which can easily be used by students to facilitate peer review and by instructors to generate grading rubrics. Guiding students through the important process of creating effective oral presentations and poster presentations, this guide includes numerous 'Technology Tips,' helping students to take better advantage of the computer technology available to them for writing, revising, graphing, calculating, and giving effective talks." -- From the Publisher.


Author : Jake Knapp
ISBN : 9783864149061
Genre : Business & Economics
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Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

Researching Entrepreneurship

Author : Per Davidsson
ISBN : 0387257012
Genre : Business & Economics
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Entrepreneurship is a phenomenon of tremendous societal importance. It is also an elusive phenomenon, and researching entrepreneurship is therefore fun, fascinating—and frustrating at times. In Researching Entrepreneurship, one of the most highly recognized entrepreneurship scholars shares in a personal and readable way his rich experience and ideas on how entrepreneurship can or should be researched. After a comprehensive treatment of entrepreneurship as societal phenomenon and scholarly domain, the core chapters of the book discuss design, sampling, operationalization and analysis issues on several levels of analysis: individual, venture, firm, industry, region and nation. The author provides numerous examples of problems and solutions from real research projects, as well as experienced-based suggestions for further improvements in future work. The book is targeted primarily at doctoral students and other (relative) newcomers to the field of entrepreneurship research. However, taking a fresh, reflective perspective and looking beyond research conventions, it should provide potential for inspiration and food for thought also for experienced entrepreneurship researchers. Moreover, while the examples are taken from entrepreneurship research, the book provides a unique "experienced empirical researcher" (rather than "textbook method expert") treatment of issues that are of equal relevance across the social sciences. This goes for topics such as the role of theory; qualitative vs. quantitative research; validity checking; statistical inference, and replication. Per Davidsson is Professor in Entrepreneurship at Brisbane Graduate School of Management, QUT, Australia, and Jönköping International Business School, Sweden. He is also Chair of the Research Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division of the (American) Academy of Management.

Modernizing The Academic Teaching And Research Environment

Author : Jorge Marx Gómez
ISBN : 9783319741734
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book constitutes a valuable manual for young and seasoned business researchers alike, and provides a comprehensive summary for the whole research journey. It is a must-read for all researchers who need to understand the basics of business research, from identifying research topics, to planning and organizing the research process, and selecting the most appropriate methodology for the topic at hand. This book also provides insights on how to avoid common pitfalls in business research and outlines the research skills needed to write a fine piece of research. In order to capture the innovative element of research, the book also highlights methods for thinking outside the box. It also stresses the importance of respecting ethics while conducting business research. Lastly, it presents important cases and provides hands-on training for preparing survey tools. Readers looking to master business research won’t want to miss out on this unique and insightful book.

The Joy Of Stats

Author : Roberta Garner
ISBN : 9781442601888
Genre : Mathematics
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"This is a great book for social science students. Clearly written, with many examples, Garner certainly makes learning and teaching introductory statistics a joy!" - Nikolaos Liodakis, Wilfrid Laurier University

Ux Research

Author : Brad Nunnally
ISBN : 9781491951248
Genre : Computers
File Size : 72. 90 MB
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One key responsibility of product designers and UX practitioners is to conduct formal and informal research to clarify design decisions and business needs. But there’s often mystery around product research, with the feeling that you need to be a research Zen master to gather anything useful. Fact is, anyone can conduct product research. With this quick reference guide, you’ll learn a common language and set of tools to help you carry out research in an informed and productive manner. This book contains four sections, including a brief introduction to UX research, planning and preparation, facilitating research, and analysis and reporting. Each chapter includes a short exercise so you can quickly apply what you’ve learned. Learn what it takes to ask good research questions Know when to use quantitative and qualitative research methods Explore the logistics and details of coordinating a research session Use softer skills to make research seem natural to participants Learn tools and approaches to uncover meaning in your raw data Communicate your findings with a framework and structure

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