Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

Author: Fred Pyrczak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351260944
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Evaluating Research in Academic Journals is a guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. It breaks down the process of evaluating a journal article into easy-to-understand steps, and emphasizes the practical aspects of evaluating research – not just how to apply a list of technical terms from textbooks. The book avoids oversimplification in the evaluation process by describing the nuances that may make an article publishable even when it has serious methodological flaws. Students learn when and why certain types of flaws may be tolerated, and why evaluation should not be performed mechanically. Each chapter is organized around evaluation questions. For each question, there is a concise explanation of how to apply it in the evaluation of research reports. Numerous examples from journals in the social and behavioral sciences illustrate the application of the evaluation questions, and demonstrate actual examples of strong and weak features of published reports. Common-sense models for evaluation combined with a lack of jargon make it possible for students to start evaluating research articles the first week of class. New to this edition New chapters on: evaluating mixed methods research evaluating systematic reviews and meta-analyses program evaluation research Updated chapters and appendices that provide more comprehensive information and recent examples Full new online resources: test bank questions and PowerPoint slides for instructors, and self-test chapter quizzes, further readings and additional journal examples for students.

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

Author: Rafael J. Engel
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412954169
Format: PDF, ePub
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Fundamentals of Social Work Research is a briefer, but thoroughly re-worked version of the Engel and Schutt's The Practice of Research in Social Work 2e which will provide an engaging text for introductory social work research classes. The Practice of Research in Social Work introduced research methods as an integrated set of techniques to investigate social work practice methods and problems. The brief edition will continue to integrate substantive practice-related examples with research techniques, present ethical decision making as a part of every aspect of the research design process, and infuse content on diversity and populations at risk throughout the text. The format is appropriate for courses in social work research methods which are one quarter or one semester in length.

Sarstedt Sch tz IBM SPSS Syntax

Author: Marko Sarstedt
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800643626
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der souveräne Umgang mit der SPSS Syntax bietet einen unschätzbaren Vorteil für die tägliche Arbeit von Anwendern, die mit der Analyse von Daten zu tun haben. Das Buch ist eine integrierte Einführung in die Steuersprache von IBM SPSS Statistics für Studenten, Forscher und Praktiker. Es behandelt neben den notwendigen Grundlagen die Themengebiete Datenaufbereitung, Datentrans-formation und -modifikation. Weitere Themengebiete umfassen die Makro- und Matrixsprache, die in der 2. Auflage deutlich erweitert worden sind. Die Neuauflage wurde von Grund auf neu bearbeitet und um zahlreiche typische Anwendungsbeispiele ergänzt, die anhand realer Daten u.?a. des J.?D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Index veranschaulicht werden. Die zugehörigen Datensätze sind als kostenloses Zusatzmaterial im Internet erhältlich.

Elements of Inquiry

Author: Peter J Burke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135196853X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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• Fundamental concepts and rules of research are explained for both consumers and producers of research reports. • The philosophical basis of research is examined and set forth as the foundation of a formal method of inquiry. • Clearly presents guidelines for research and demonstrates their use in the design and improvement of programs. • Provides guidance on what one should do as well as on what one should not to do in conducting research. • Numerous practical examples amply demonstrate the principles presented in this book. • End-of-chapter exercises provide an opportunity to apply the constructs discussed in the chapters. • An Instructor’s Guide is included with your examination copy. Table of Contents Part I: The Beginning Chapter 1: Research As Inquiry Chapter 2: Consuming Research Part II The Rules Chapter 3: The Theoretical Basis of Research Chapter 4: The Purpose of the Study Chapter 5: The Design of the Study Chapter 6: Know the Evidence Chapter 7: Know the Evidence Source Chapter 8: Gather the Evidence Chapter 9: Review the Evidence Chapter 10: Display the Findings Chapter 11: Answer the Question Chapter 12: Determine Closure Part III Resources Chapter 13: Research in Action Chapter 14: Annotated Bibliography Glossary Composite Bibliography Subject Index Appendix

Understanding Nursing Research

Author: Susan K. Grove
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323293328
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As the bestselling nursing research text, Understanding Nursing Research: Building an Evidence-Based Practice, 6th Edition offers unique insights into understanding, appraising, and applying published research to evidence-based practice. It is known for its authoritative content, time-tested systematic approach, and unique research example format newly redesigned for the sixth edition to better demonstrate how the steps of the research process relate to evidence-based nursing. "This would be excellent for student nurses, nurses new to research or any nurse with an interest in research." Reviewed by: Helen Reeves, St Giles Walsall Hospice on behalf of Nursing Times, December 2015 Authoritative content is written by two of the true pioneers in nursing research, who offer unique, first-hand insights into the field. Research examples provide practice in working with published studies, with many of the examples including Critical Appraisal and Implications for Practice sections. Clear, step-by-step organization introduces the research process and demonstrates how this systematic framework relates to evidence-based practice. Strong emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you develop skills in studying and appraising published research, so you are prepared for your role in working with research evidence. Critical Appraisal Guidelines boxes provide step-by-step guidance in appraising published research studies. Emphasis on critical appraisal versus critique reflects contemporary usage in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Balanced coverage of qualitative research prepares you to approach research questions and clinical questions with an unbiased view of the researcher's methodology. Presentation of two different appraisal processes covers both the traditional in-depth critical appraisal process that prepares you for graduate-level work in research, and the concise, practice-focused research appraisal process that equips you for quick and accurate evaluation of the applicability of research findings to clinical practice. NEW! Redesigned research example format includes research examples have been thoroughly redesigned with a clear hierarchy of subcategories. NEW! Improved focus on need-to-know content and greater use of bulleting, creative illustrations, and tables, employs a more consistent, streamlined approach from chapter to chapter. NEW! Updated research examples ensure you are learning through the most clinically relevant topics and studies. NEW! Detailed directions on how to critically appraise research syntheses — such as systematic reviews, meta-analyses, meta-syntheses, and mixed-methods systematic reviews — increase your understanding of the types of research syntheses conducted in nursing and how to determine the quality of these syntheses and the relevance of their findings for practice. NEW! A unique emphasis on QSEN, aided by the input of a QSEN consultant, increases the book’s relevance to national curriculum standards and promotes the safe practice of nursing by using the most current research. NEW! Chapter on the Enhanced Literature Review provides guidelines for structure of reviews written for different purposes. NEW! More practically focused chapter on Outcomes Research better addresses the trending topic of outcomes research. NEW! Expanded coverage of mixed-methods research and translational research responds to the growing emphasis on these research emphases. NEW! Expanded coverage of cultural competency and cultural validity

Versicherungs konomie

Author: Peter Zweifel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662107848
Format: PDF
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Das Buch macht den Leser mit den zentralen Fragestellungen und dem analytischen Werkzeug der Versicherungsökonomik vertraut. Es führt Beiträge zur Nachfrage nach Versicherung, zum Angebot an Versicherung und der Versicherungsregulierung sowie zur Sozialversicherung in einer vereinheitlichten Darstellung zusammen, die bisher nur verstreut in Zeitschriften und Sammelbänden verfügbar waren. Es werden empirisch überprüfbare Voraussagen der Theorie abgeleitet und den Ergebnissen internationaler empirischer Forschung gegenübergestellt. Ausformulierte Folgerungen fassen den Stoff zusammen und erleichtern die Kontrolle des Wissensstands.

Grounded theory

Author: Barney G. Glaser
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783456849065
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.