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Call Number: BF78 .M34 2010 / Also available online in Sage
Publication Date: 2010
"[P]resents indispensable instruction, advice and tips on note making and note taking, evaluating academic literature, writing critical essays, ... understanding research methods and issues associated with conducting research, writing and presenting reports and research and also some important computer skills ... Practical exercises and interactive tasks are integrated throughout to clarify key points and give the students a chance to practice on their own. A glossary of key terms is also provided."
Presents three approaches - qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods - side by side within the context of the process of research from the beginning steps of philosophical assumptions to the writing and presenting of research.
A complete course in data collection and analysis for students who need to go beyond the basics. A true course companion, the engaging writing style takes readers through challenging topics, blending examples and exercises with careful explanations and custom-drawn figures ensuring the most daunting concepts can be fully understood.
Writing samples, including two full-length student papers in draft, marked-up, and final form, illustrate key concepts such as how to synthesize literature, how revision differs from editing, and how to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Guidance on how to communicate with instructors on a professional level is given, and the book shows examples of checklists and grading rubrics instructors might use. A self-quiz to engage the reader's knowledge of APA style and format is also included, as well as example reference formats and other quick-reference style tools.
Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do.
Culture has become one of the most important constructs in contemporary psychology, yet when behavioral and social scientists attempt to research ethnocultural communities, they typically rely on wholly quantitative methods, excluding the richness and vitality that numbers alone cannot convey. This volume presents the state-of-the-art discourse on qualitative methods in psychology and community studies.
This text goes beyond the basics to teach readers advanced methods for conducting behavioural research on the Internet. Short chapters offer practical advice by leading experts in key domains of Internet research.
Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research holds the world's largest collection of computer-readable social science data. These data can be used for both research and instructional activities. First time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account.
The use of secondary data, or existing data that is freely available to researchers who were not involved in the original study, has a long and rich tradition in the social sciences. This book provides students and seasoned researchers alike with an accessible introduction to secondary analysis.