Research Design

Author : John W. Creswell
ISBN : 9781412965576
Genre : Social Science
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The Third Edition of the bestselling text Research Design enables readers to compare three approaches to research - qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods - in a single research methods text. The book presents these three approaches 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. The Third Edition: - presents the preliminary steps of using philosophical assumptions in the beginning of the book - provides an expanded discussion on ethical issues - emphasizes new Web-based technologies for literature searches - offers updated information about mixed-methods research procedures - contains a glossary of terms.
Category: Social Science

The How To Of Qualitative Research

Author : Janice D. Aurini
ISBN : 9781473944275
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 51.35 MB
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With clear instructions for developing a research design and complementary research tools, this book is not about describing or theorizing qualitative methods, but how researchers actually create and execute these methods. Helping students conquer the practical issues many novice researchers face, the book provides them with the tools they need to answer critical questions such as: what are some ways to sample potential participants? how do I construct an interview schedule? should I be thinking of a single case study or a comparative study? what and how should I record in the field? what other sources of data should I consider?
Category: Social Science

Advances In Construction Ict And E Business

Author : Srinath Perera
ISBN : 9781317427889
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 87.37 MB
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This internationally conducted study of the latest construction industry practices addresses a broad range of Information and Communication Technology applications. Drawing on research conducted in the US and UK, this book presents the state of the art of various ebusiness processes, and examines BIM, virtual environments and mobile technologies. Innovation is a theme that runs throughout this book, so in addition to the direct impact of these new technical achievements, it also considers the management styles that helped them to emerge. Examples from industry are illustrated with case studies and presented alongside research from some of the best known academics in this field. This book is essential reading for all advanced students and researchers interested in how ICT is changing construction management and the construction industry.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Bera Sage Handbook Of Educational Research

Author : Dominic Wyse
ISBN : 9781473987234
Genre : Education
File Size : 37.38 MB
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Education as a relatively young academic discipline has continued to grow in stature and significance. Part of the growth of education has been in understanding the methodology and methods of educational research, an area which has matured over the last two decades. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the methodology that is establishing and extending new understandings of education. Over two volumes, the handbook breaks the discipline down into six essential components: understanding research, planning research, approaches to research, acquiring data, analysing data and reporting, disseminating and evaluating research.
Category: Education

Initiating Ethnographic Research

Author : Stephen L. Schensul
ISBN : 9780759122017
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 64.27 MB
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Schensul & LeCompte, Essential Ethnographic Methods: Observations, Interviews and Questionnaires (AltaMira, 1999, $34.95) Paper: 7728 LTD sales, $156,131 net sales (Last year sales: 538, YTD sales: 125) Schensul & LeCompte, Designing & Conducting Ethnographic Research, 2E (AltaMira, 2010, $34.95) Paper: 1095 LTD sales, $28,018 net sales
Category: Social Science

Nursing Research

Author : Pam Moule
ISBN : 9781446293522
Genre : Medical
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Nursing Research: An Introduction answers all your questions on the nursing research process. It gives you the knowledge you need to understand nursing research, evidence-based practice and critical appraisal so you can complete your own project and excel in your studies. Key features of the book are: Detailed, practical coverage of key methods such as how to do a literature review or conduct a survey so that you are able to do your own research. A wealth of examples of research in action so you can see how it works in practice. Reflective exercises to help you critically engage with what is being discussed. A companion website including free access to relevant journal articles and flashcards to help you remember key terms, as well as resources to help lecturers deliver research courses. It will be essential reading for nursing undergraduates, postgraduates and all new researchers. Pam Moule is Professor of Health Services Research and Director of the Centre for Health and Clinical Research at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Margaret Goodman is part-time Senior Lecturer in Research, based in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of Coventry.
Category: Medical

Die Rollenwahrnehmung Des Dienstleistungskunden

Author : Kathrin Hahn
ISBN : 9783658005634
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 61.24 MB
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​Durch die obligatorische Beteiligung des Kunden an der Dienstleistungserstellung werden das Leistungsergebnis und auch die zur Leistungserstellung erforderlichen Prozesse im Unternehmen maßgeblich beeinflusst. Kathrin Hahn untersucht, wie der Kunde Wissen über seine Rolle als Kunde und Co-Produzent der Dienstleistung erwirbt und welche Wirkungen damit für das Kundenverhalten in der Dienstleistungsinteraktion einhergehen. Anhand einer Kundenbefragung wird der Einfluss der Rollenwahrnehmung auf das Zufriedenheitsurteil hinsichtlich der Dienstleistungsbegegung gezeigt. Aus den Ergebnissen leitet die Autorin Implikationen für die Dienstleistungsforschung sowie für das Management der Kundenbeteiligung bei Dienstleistungen ab.
Category: Business & Economics

Data Collection

Author : Wendy Olsen
ISBN : 9781446254189
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34.39 MB
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This innovative book provides students and researchers alike with an indispensible introduction to the key theoretical issues and practical methods needed for data collection. It uses clear definitions, relevant interdisciplinary examples from around the world and up-to-date suggestions for further reading to demonstrate how to usefully gather and use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed data sets. The book is divided into seven critical parts: • Data Collection: An Introduction to Research Practices • Collecting Qualitative Data • Observation and Informed Methods • Experimental and Systematic Data Collection • Survey Methods for Data Collection • The Case Study Method of Data Collection • Concluding Suggestions for Data Collection Groups A stimulating, practical guide which can be read as individual concepts or as a whole this will be an important resource for students and research professionals. Wendy Olsen is Senior Lecturer at Manchester University, Institute for Development Policy & Management and Cathie Marsh Centre for Census & Survey Research
Category: Social Science

How To Research

Author : Blaxter, Loraine
ISBN : 9780335238675
Genre : Education
File Size : 38.93 MB
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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:
Category: Education

Designing And Conducting Mixed Methods Research

Author : John W. Creswell
ISBN : 9781483346984
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 24.28 MB
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Combining the latest thinking in the field with practical, step-by-step guidance, the Third Edition of John W. Creswell and Vicki L. Plano Clark’s Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research now covers seven mixed methods designs with accompanying journal articles illustrating each design. The authors walk readers through the entire research process, and present updated examples from published mixed methods studies drawn from multiple disciplines. In addition, this new edition includes information about the dynamic and evolving nature of the field of mixed methods research, four additional methodological approaches, and coverage of new directions in mixed methods.
Category: Social Science