Research Design

Author : John W. Creswell
ISBN : 9781452226101
Genre : Social Science
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The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and refl ections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the key elements of the research process, giving specifi c attention to each approach. The Fourth Edition includes extensively revised mixed methods coverage, increased coverage of ethical issues in research, and an expanded emphasis on worldview perspectives.
Category: Social Science

Research Design International Student Edition

Author : John W. Creswell
ISBN : 1452274614
Genre : Social Science
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img border="0" src="/IMAGES/companionwebsite.jpg" alt="A companion website is available for this text" width="75" height="20" Not for sale in the USA & Canada The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the key elements of the research process, giving specific attention to each approach. The Fourth Edition includes extensively revised mixed methods coverage, increased coverage of ethical issues in research, and an expanded emphasis on worldview perspectives. PRAISE FOR CRESWELL'S RESEARCH DESIGN: 'It provides all of the necessary information and tools to guide my doctoral students through writing their dissertation (research) proposals. Each chapter provides content information, examples that demonstrate the application of the content, suggestions for writing activities, and additional resources. All of this together in one textbook is phenomenal.' — R.M. Cooper, Drake University 'Creswell’s is a more comprehensive discussion of design. Most texts approach this issue as either a book on qualitative methods, or one on quantitative methods. Additionally, my students appreciate the language. While not simple, the language and tone in this book are both accessible and inviting.' — Gilberto Arriaza, California State University-East Bay 'The accessibility of the content is a key strength. The students indicated that they will continue to use as a resource after the class is over.' — Heather J. Brace, Whittier College
Category: Social Science

Entwicklung Von Innovationsf Higkeit In Unternehmen

Author : Kugler, Florian
ISBN : 9783862198849
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“Die Unternehmen des deutschsprachigen Raums müssen in Sachen Innovation führend bleiben!” Dieses Anliegen ist für den Autor von zentraler Bedeutung und war auch der Motivationsgrund, um im Jahre 2010 nach mehrjähriger Tätigkeit als Vertriebsingenieur in der Industrie in die Forschung im Bereich des Innovations- und Technologienmanagements an die Universität Kassel zu wechseln. Besonders die Finanz- und Wirtschaftskrise verstärkte den Wunsch, vermehrt im Bereich der Innovationen zu forschen und die Innovationstätigkeit und -entstehung in den Unternehmen zu ermöglichen. In der vorliegenden Doktorarbeit tritt die unternehmensinterne Perspektive in den Fokus der Betrachtung und der intraorganisationale Erkenntnistransfer zwischen den markt- und technologienahen Unternehmensbereichen wird als zentraler Forschungsgegenstand analysiert. In diesem Kontext werden im Besonderen der Einfluss von Barrieren bestimmt, die sich aufgrund von verschiedenen Fachsprachen in diesen Fachbereichen ergeben, und Lösungen für diese Barrieren entwickelt und dargelegt. Die gewonnenen Erkenntnisse dieser Untersuchung leisten einen wesentlichen Beitrag für die Forschung im Bereich der Innovationsentstehung und Innovationsfähigkeit und zeigen Handlungsoptionen zum Abbau fachsprachlicher Barrieren für die Unternehmenspraxis.
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The How To Of Qualitative Research

Author : Janice D. Aurini
ISBN : 9781473944275
Genre : Social Science
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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

Putting You In The Picture

Author : Mohammed Lahrichi
ISBN : 9781524682392
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Foster carers, also called foster parents, invest invaluable time and energy in providing a safe home environment for foster children. Fostering is frothed with challenges of various kinds. Yet, generally, foster carers affirm that fostering is the most rewarding work. Putting You in the Picture: Foster Carers Speak is a small-scale research project that provides readers with insight into the foster-care experience as seen from selected foster carers’ perspectives. It highlights inspiring experiences of how foster carers are able to make positive, life-changing differences to foster children’s lives. The book also reports on participant foster carers’ views on the staying-put initiative and makes practical suggestions to social workers and local authority (LA) officials. These two groups, as well as teachers, head teachers, foster-care professionals and concerned citizens will find this book quite informative. It is clear from all the research conversations undertaken that fostering is a demanding work of selflessness and love.
Category: Family & Relationships

Advances In Construction Ict And E Business

Author : Srinath Perera
ISBN : 9781317427889
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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

Research And Education

Author : Will Curtis
ISBN : 9781317936381
Genre : Education
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Educational researchers take a number of decisions that define the credibility and scope of their enquiry – the approaches they adopt, the strategies they employ, the methods they use and the ways they present their findings. This core text provides an easy-to-read, comprehensive introduction to educational research that will develop your understanding of research strategies, theories and methods. Specifically written for undergraduate education studies students, the book guides you through the process of planning a research project, the different research methods available and how to carry out your research and write it up successfully. Highlighting the theoretical and methodological debates and discussing important ethical and practical considerations, the book is structured to help you tackle all the different aspects of your project from writing your literature review, designing a questionnaire and analysing your data to the final writing up. The book will give you the confidence and enthusiasm to discuss and write about your research effectively. Features include: extension tasks -- to introduce new material and encourage you to think critically case studies -- with information on important studies and examples of research that have utilised specific approaches practical advice and tips -- to help you relate the topics discussed to your own on-going project work annotated further reading lists -- providing you with an opportunity to access more detailed and specific resources. Part of the Foundations of Education Studies series, this timely textbook is essential reading for students undertaking a research methods course or a piece of educational research.
Category: Education

The Essential Guide To Doing Your Research Project

Author : Zina O'Leary
ISBN : 9781526413055
Genre : Social Science
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The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to research and provides all of the skills and momentum you need to excel. Each stage of a project is clearly set out with best practice highlighted alongside pragmatic advice for tackling research in the real world. The Third Edition uses multidisciplinary case studies, and examples from the author’s own experience, to answer your questions and support your progress as you move smoothly through each stage. With a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, more on disseminating research, more on the practical and legal implications of ethics and more international examples, the book is packed full of learning features and tools to support your journey, including: A fully-developed website with podcasts, videos, journal articles and examples of real projects Activities and worksheets to help you organize your time Learning objectives to sustain your momentum Top tips relating to key research skills Full glossary to test understanding and provide definitions Annotated further reading to help you move through the literature ‘Excuse me, I have a question!’ feature to answer common questions. Warm, innovative and clever, this book is packed full of must-have information for anyone doing a research project.
Category: Social Science

The Bera Sage Handbook Of Educational Research

Author : Dominic Wyse
ISBN : 9781473987234
Genre : Education
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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

Research And Evaluation In Education And Psychology

Author : Donna M. Mertens
ISBN : 9781483322605
Genre : Education
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Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens’s comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available. Praise for the previous edition: “The organization of the text reflects the author’s intent, philosophy, and objectives . . . [Mertens] clearly presents approaches, descriptions, and many examples useful in conducting studies; she is to be commended for the thoroughness of her work.” —Frank D. Adams, Wayne State College “Excellent descriptions, definitions, examples, and narrative about social science theory and the various paradigms. Mertens’ use [of] a wide variety of social identities to provide her examples makes the text inclusive of a variety of diverse identities. It is also useful to see the differences between [research and evaluation] and to select methods appropriate to the intention of the inquiry.” —Katrina L. Rodriguez, University of Northern Colorado
Category: Education