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The Tao Of Research

Author : Dana K. Keller
ISBN : 9781452239316
Genre : Social Science
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Dana K. Keller and Mary Lou Casadevall-Keller provide readers with a highly accessible introduction to the fundamental concepts of research methods in The Tao of Research: A Path to Validity. This brief, engaging book approaches the topic of research through an exploration of the issues that threaten validity in the process of knowledge generation. Key Features Examines the propositional, ethical, structural, functional, and technical restrictions researchers face Focuses on understanding how these restrictions influence research methods and results Makes concepts more accessible through discussions that follow the experiences of three "guides"—a high school principal, a statewide director of public health, and a sociology professor at a small liberal arts college. The Tao of Research: A Path to Validity serves as either a main or supplemental text for courses such as Introduction to Research Methods, Social Research Methods, and Applied Research Methods.

The Tao Of Statistics

Author : Dana K. Keller
ISBN : 1412913144
Genre : Social Science
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The Tao of Statistics: A Path to Understanding (With No Math) provides a new approach to statistics in plain English. Unlike other introductions to statistics, this text explains what statistics mean and how they are used, rather than how to calculate them. The book walks readers through basic concepts, as well as some of the most complex statistical models in use. Professionals and college students who want to be informed about statistics but do not want to spend a lot of time learning to how compute them should not be without this volume.

Tao Of Composition

Author : Stuart Kantor
ISBN : 9780595284382
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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With the Tao of Composition, no longer does producing a paper become a tedious process filled with endless redundancies and plagiarism. Now students can learn and apply a basic organizational structure to their writing without wondering how to construct the basic elements of any academic essay. No longer will you have to sit in front of the computer the night before the paper is due and regurgitate stream-of-consciousness drivel connected loosely with evidence.

Pulmonica Handbook

Author : Dana K. Keller, Ph.d.
ISBN : 149732842X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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This booklet describes how to use the Pulmonica pulmonary harmonica and answers frequently asked questions about this unique device. Photos clearly demonstrate how to use and clean the pulmonary harmonica.

The Uncharted Path From Clinic Based To Community Based Research

Author : Bonita Stanton
ISBN : UOM:39076002791379
Genre : Medical
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Community-based health-related research requires a reciprocal relationship between researchers and communities that differs from the relationships established in clinic-based health-related research. In the former not only is there a direct relationship with the individual (as there is in clinic-based research), but an equally important-and constantly changing-relationship with the community. Also, in community-based research, relationships change from that, in which individuals are "subjects" of research, to the same individuals as "participants" or "partners" in the research process. These academic-community relationships are especially complex because frequently the community does not speak with a single voice and may have multiple different constituencies and perspectives. In addition, research teams comprised of several disciplines may be perceived as coming from unique "academic communities", which of themselves may have different ways of envisioning community-based research. There is a recent call for more 'transciplinary' research, and yet there are limited empirical studies available which critically examine how disciplines work separately and in tangent to affect community-based research. This book will be used both by researchers and by those teaching upper-graduate level and graduate level health education.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121695907
Genre : Humanities
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Research Management

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ISBN : UIUC:30112007632539
Genre : Research, Industrial
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Quantitative Research Methods For Communication

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ISBN : UOM:39015079163914
Genre : Computers
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Conducting research can be one of the most fascinating--and intimidating--tasks for students and scholars. A relevant and accessible guide to quantitative research, Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach offers an innovative and insightful look at this complex subject. Drawing on their extensive research and teaching experience in the field of communication, authors Jason S. Wrench, Candice Thomas-Maddox, Virginia Peck Richmond, and James C. McCroskey have compiled their diverse, acclaimed work into one comprehensive volume. In clear, straightforward language, the authors encourage students to take an active, hands-on role in the learning process, giving them the tools they need to locate, conduct, collect, and present their research. Students are not only introduced to new skills, but they also have the opportunity to immediately apply these skills in research scenarios. Beginning with a brief history of social science research, the text incorporates the following resources: * An introduction to the fundamentals of communication research, from library skills to basic mathematical concepts * An examination of the three most common techniques used in communication research: survey, content analysis, and experiment * A sophisticated analysis of sampling and hypothesis testing * A step-by-step introduction to statistical tools * Guided research assignments based on actual data-driven research questions * In-depth analyses of articles that feature statistical tests * A guide to presenting research findings, from delivering research papers at conferences to submitting original research for publication The text integrates rich pedagogical features throughout, including chapter objectives, case studies, data sheets, and lists of key terms. The accompanying CD-ROM offers many helpful tools, including ten articles originally published by the Eastern Communication Association and a Student Workbook. An invaluable resource for gathering and processing information in the twenty-first century, Quantitative Research Methods for Communication equips students with the skills--and confidence--to produce their own cutting-edge research.

Current Index To Journals In Education

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00746689I
Genre : Education
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Transcultural Nursing

Author : Madeleine M. Leininger
ISBN : UOM:39015036537713
Genre : Medical
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