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Welcome to your Research Project reading list! Here you will find the resources to support you throughout your module.
There is no essential reading for this module as students will develop their own literature and make use of texts from the research methods module.
Doing your research project : a guide for first-time researchers. Seventh edition by This is the market-leading book for anyone doing a research project for the first time. Clear, concise and extremely readable, this bestselling resource provides a practical, step-by-step guide from initial concept through to completion of your final written research report.
Call Number: 300.72 BEL
Publication Date: 2018
Research Design by 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.
Call Number: STSK 300.72 CRE
Publication Date: 2013
Conducting Research Literature Reviews by Ideal for students, researchers, marketers, planners, and policymakers who design and manage public and private agencies, conduct research studies, and prepare strategic plans and grant proposals, this new edition includes: - Nearly a hundred online examples and references from the social, behavioural, and health sciences - A revised and updated list of online articles databases - Case studies in the use of major online databases (e.g., the Web of Science) - Expansion of the exercises at the end of the chapter to include more online searching - Clarification of some of the basic concepts of research that are essential in making judgments about the quality of research methods - Explanation of the major available formal systems (such as CONSORT, TREND, PRISMA) for evaluating the literature′s transparency and quality - More qualitative research examples and guidelines and checklists for evaluating their quality - Discussion and examples of mixed-methods research - Additional examples of how to write up reviews and how others have done it.
Call Number: 001.42 FIN
Publication Date: 2013
Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy by Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy, Fourth Edition is an essential text for your nursing research course and provides students with a solid foundation and the tools they need to evaluate articles and research effectively. The Fourth Edition builds on the digital updates made to the previous edition and highlights the Matrix Method and the skills necessary to critically evaluate articles. The text also covers Method Maps, which teach students how to effectively construct a research study. The author leads students through the process of how to manage a quality literature review in the context of evidence-based practice. A case study highlighting a typical graduate student is woven throughout the text to illustrate the importance of literature reviews and evidence-based practice. Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy, Fourth Edition is appropriate for graduate level nursing courses as well as undergraduate Nursing Research courses that require literature reviews. Key Features: * Data Visualization: A Digital Exploration is an interactive, online appendix * The Matrix Method teaches the essential skills around literature evaluation * A real-life scenario case study is woven throughout each chapter to reinforce key concepts * Completely updated chapter on the guidelines for Methodological Review * Method Maps are introduced to convey the thought process around designing a research study Online Bonus! Each text purchase includes access to an online supplement for students. The Fourth Edition features a cutting-edge, interactive appendix. This digital exploration of Data Visualization includes new content, podcasts from the author, and supplemental resources such as TED talks. This is a fantastic student resource! For more information visit go.jblearning.com/matrixmethod
Call Number: 610.72 GAR
Publication Date: 2013
Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book by Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen's Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.
Call Number: eBooks
Publication Date: 2009
Understanding Research by Understanding Research: a Consumer's Guide is the first text that places its focus squarely on the needs of the research consumer. This text helps develop in readers the skills, knowledge and strategies needed to read and interpret research reports and to evaluate the quality of such reports.
Call Number: STSK 001.4
Publication Date: 2009
Survey Research by This much-anticipated Second Edition presents an informative and accessible account of survey research. It guides the reader through the main theoretical and practical aspects of the subject and illustrates the application of survey methods through examples. Thoroughly revised and updated, it presents:- concise and analytic coverage of multivariate analysis techniques- a brand new chapter giving theoretical and practical advice on the stages involved in constructing scales to measure attitude or personality- an up-to-date account of using materials on the internet- addition of concise introductions and summaries to all chaptersThis book will prove to be equally useful for students conducting small research projects in the social sciences or related professional/applied areas, researchers planning systematic data collection for applied purposes and policy makers who want to understand and analyse the research with whose conclusions they are presented.
Call Number: STSK 300.72 SAP
Publication Date: 2006
Your Undergraduate Dissertation by In the second edition of this best-selling guide, Nicholas Walliman provides expert, step-by-step advice on managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. This book takes you through each stage of your dissertation, answering questions including: How do I choose an appropriate topic for my dissertation? How do I write a research proposal? What′s a literature review, how do I conduct it and how do I write it up? How can I ensure I′m an ethical researcher? What methods of data collection are appropriate for my research question? Once I have collected my data, what do I do? What′s the best structure for my dissertation? Full of examples from real student projects, interdisciplinary case studies and illustrated with cartoons to make you smile along the way, this book will tell you all you need to know to write a brilliant dissertation. The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
Call Number: STSK 808.066362 WAL
Publication Date: 2013