A Gentle Guide To Research Methods

Author: Rugg, Gordon,Petre, Marian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335219276

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Many students are unaware of how to get the most out of their research, whether in career terms or in terms of asking good research questions. This book addresses this issue, as well as dealing with how to move from the big picture to a specific research question.

Using Statistics: A Gentle Introduction

A Gentle Guide

Author: Rugg, Gordon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335222188

Category: Education

Page: 137

View: 2530

An introduction to statistics covers the concepts measurement theory, descriptive statistics, knowlege reprensentation, probability theory, correlations, and parametric statistics.

The Unwritten Rules Of Phd Research

Author: Petre, Marian,Rugg, Gordon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335237029

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 1263

This title, from Gordon Rugg and Marian Petre, discusses the unwritten rules of the academic world, the things people forget to tell you about doing a doctorate.

A Gentle Introduction to Effective Computing in Quantitative Research

What Every Research Assistant Should Know

Author: Harry J. Paarsch,Konstantin Golyaev

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262034115

Category: Science

Page: 776

View: 6917

This book offers a practical guide to the computational methods at the heart of most modern quantitative research. It will be essential reading for research assistants needing hands-on experience; students entering PhD programs in business, economics, and other social or natural sciences; and those seeking quantitative jobs in industry. No background in computer science is assumed; a learner need only have a computer with access to the Internet. Using the example as its principal pedagogical device, the book offers tried-and-true prototypes that illustrate many important computational tasks required in quantitative research. The best way to use the book is to read it at the computer keyboard and learn by doing. The book begins by introducing basic skills: how to use the operating system, how to organize data, and how to complete simple programming tasks. For its demonstrations, the book uses a UNIX-based operating system and a set of free software tools: the scripting language Python for programming tasks; the database management system SQLite; and the freely available R for statistical computing and graphics. The book goes on to describe particular tasks: analyzing data, implementing commonly used numerical and simulation methods, and creating extensions to Python to reduce cycle time. Finally, the book describes the use of LaTeX, a document markup language and preparation system.

A Gentle Introduction to Support Vector Machines in Biomedicine: Theory and methods

Author: Alexander Statnikov

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814324388

Category: Computers

Page: 183

View: 2788

Support Vector Machines (SVMs) are among the most important recent developments in pattern recognition and statistical machine learning. They have found a great range of applications in various fields including biology and medicine. However, biomedical researchers often experience difficulties grasping both the theory and applications of these important methods because of lack of technical background. The purpose of this book is to introduce SVMs and their extensions and allow biomedical researchers to understand and apply them in real-life research in a very easy manner. The book is to consist of two volumes: theory and methods (Volume 1) and cases studies (Volume 2).The proposed book follows the approach of ?programmed learning? whereby material is presented in short sections called ?frames?. Each frame consists of a very small amount of information to be learned, a multiple choice quiz, and answers to the quiz. The reader can proceed to the next frame only after verifying the correct answers to the current frame.

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Ann R J Briggs,Marianne Coleman,Marlene Morrison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144626047X

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 5207

This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - research Design - grounded research - ethnography - discourse analysis - narrative / Life history - student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.

Lineare Algebra

Author: Gilbert Strang

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642556310

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

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Diese Einführung in die lineare Algebra bietet einen sehr anschaulichen Zugang zum Thema. Die englische Originalausgabe wurde rasch zum Standardwerk in den Anfängerkursen des Massachusetts Institute of Technology sowie in vielen anderen nordamerikanischen Universitäten. Auch hierzulande ist dieses Buch als Grundstudiumsvorlesung für alle Studenten hervorragend lesbar. Darüber hinaus gibt es neue Impulse in der Mathematikausbildung und folgt dem Trend hin zu Anwendungen und Interdisziplinarität. Inhaltlich umfasst das Werk die Grundkenntnisse und die wichtigsten Anwendungen der linearen Algebra und eignet sich hervorragend für Studierende der Ingenieurwissenschaften, Naturwissenschaften, Mathematik und Informatik, die einen modernen Zugang zum Einsatz der linearen Algebra suchen. Ganz klar liegt hierbei der Schwerpunkt auf den Anwendungen, ohne dabei die mathematische Strenge zu vernachlässigen. Im Buch wird die jeweils zugrundeliegende Theorie mit zahlreichen Beispielen aus der Elektrotechnik, der Informatik, der Physik, Biologie und den Wirtschaftswissenschaften direkt verknüpft. Zahlreiche Aufgaben mit Lösungen runden das Werk ab.

Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics

Designing for Human Use, Second Edition

Author: Neville A. Stanton,Mark S. Young,Catherine Harvey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466591862

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 140

View: 7192

Packed with illustrations and practical examples, Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition provides a concise introduction to ergonomics methods in a straightforward manner that helps you conduct an ergonomics analysis of a product in development. It details the execution of 12 ergonomics methods that can be applied to the design of any type of product or interface. The authors stress the role of ergonomics in reducing device interaction time and user error while improving user satisfaction and device usability. See What’s in the New Edition: Four case studies Addition of another co-author Examples that reflect current technology Information on Critical Path Analysis (CPA) The authors highlight where ergonomics methods fit in the design process and how to select a method appropriate for your purpose. They describe each method, supplying an overview, instructions on how to carry out an analysis, a mini bibliography, pros and cons, one or more examples, and a flow chart. They then rate each method for reliability/validity, resources, usability, and efficacy. The book then examines data from studies on training, reliability, and validity, and presents an equation that enables you to calculate approximately the financial benefits of using each method. Based on research and expertise, the book gives you the freedom to be adventurous when choosing methods and the foundation to choose the method that fits the task at hand. Written by experts, it also helps you hone your skills and put the craft of ergonomics into practice.

A Gentle Introduction to Stata

Author: Alan C. Acock

Publisher: Stata Press

ISBN: 1597180092

Category: Computers

Page: 289

View: 3238

Providing the basic collection of statistical procedures used by social scientists, A Gentle Introduction to Stata presents the fundamental tools to learn Stata. The book begins with showing how to enter and manage data as well as perform basic descriptive statistics and graphical analysis. It then examines standard statistical procedures from a t test, nonparametric tests, measures of association, multiple regression, and logical regression. The book ends with guidelines for future work and advanced topics. This learning source is an excellent introduction for those with little statistical software experience while also a useful reference for more knowledgeable statisticians by offering a detailed index of commands.

Missing Data

A Gentle Introduction

Author: Patrick E. McKnight,Katherine M. McKnight,Souraya Sidani,Aurelio Jos‚ Figueredo

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606238205

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 7702

While most books on missing data focus on applying sophisticated statistical techniques to deal with the problem after it has occurred, this volume provides a methodology for the control and prevention of missing data. In clear, nontechnical language, the authors help the reader understand the different types of missing data and their implications for the reliability, validity, and generalizability of a study’s conclusions. They provide practical recommendations for designing studies that decrease the likelihood of missing data, and for addressing this important issue when reporting study results. When statistical remedies are needed--such as deletion procedures, augmentation methods, and single imputation and multiple imputation procedures--the book also explains how to make sound decisions about their use. Patrick E. McKnight's website offers a periodically updated annotated bibliography on missing data and links to other Web resources that address missing data.

Knowledge into Action: Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science

Author: Danny P. Wallace,Connie J Van Fleet

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

View: 3783

The only book currently available that comprehensively integrates research and evaluation for evidence-based library and information science practice.

Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens

Author: Mark Manson

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3961210594

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 9298

Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.

Die 7 Geheimnisse der glücklichen Ehe

Author: John M Gottman

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708223

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 2947

'Kann man voraussagen, wie lange eine Partnerschaft hält? Ja, meint John M. Gottman, und tritt dafür sogar den wissenschaftlichen Beweis an. Mit Hilfe seines 'Ehelabors' erforscht er seit Jahrzehnten die Geheimnisse glücklicher Ehen. Er hat dabei sieben Prinzipien herausgearbeitet, die erfolgreiche Paare auf ihrem Weg zu einer harmonischen und langlebigen Beziehung anwenden. Mit vielen praktischen Ratschlägen und griffigen Fallbeispielen.'

Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology

An Introductory Guide

Author: Guy Gibbon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 075912342X

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 1195

Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology stands out as the most thorough and practical guide to the essential critical reading and writing skills that all students, instructors, and practitioners should have. It provides priceless insight for the here and now of the Theory and Methods of Archaeology classes and for a lifetime of reading, learning, teaching, and writing. Chapters focus on rigorous reasoning skills, types of argument, the main research orientations in archaeology, the basic procedural framework that underlies all schools of archaeology, and issues in archaeology raised by skeptical postmodernists.

A Guide to Teaching Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Bryan Saville

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

View: 3897

A Guide to Teaching Research Methods in Psychology provides instructors with a practical handbook for teaching psychological research methods. The book Discusses in detail many of the challenges and dilemmas that instructors often face when teaching this demanding course Covers a wide range of topics - from pedagogical considerations and course preparation to reflection and course revision Offers alternative strategies for teaching research methods with practical suggestions for their implementation Accessible and informative to all current and future research methods instructors, from graduate assistants to seasoned classroom veterans

Entscheidungsverfahren für komplexe Probleme

Ein heuristischer Ansatz

Author: Rudolf Grünig,Richard Kühn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642314600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 4847

Entscheidungen von großer Tragweite zu treffen, gehört zu den wichtigsten Aufgaben von Führungskräften. Meist handelt es sich um komplexe Entscheidungen. Die Autoren stellen ein Verfahren vor, um komplexe Probleme schrittweise zu bearbeiten. Besonderes Augenmerk gilt der Problemanalyse, der Variantenentwicklung und der Erarbeitung der Entscheidungsmatrix. Die Inhalte sind fundiert und praxisnah dargestellt, für die Neuauflage wurden sie überarbeitet und erweitert. Ein Praxis-Leitfaden, der Managern hilft, die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen.

Ökonometrie für Dummies

Author: Roberto Pedace

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527801529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 5290

Theorien verstehen und Techniken anwenden Was haben die Gehälter von Spitzensportlern und der Mindestlohn gemeinsam? Richtig, man kann sie mit Ökonometrie erforschen. Im Buch steht, wie es geht. Und nicht nur dafür, sondern für viele weitere Gebiete lohnt es sich, der zunächst etwas trocken und sperrig anmutenden Materie eine Chance zu geben. Lernen Sie von den Autoren, wie Sie spannende Fragen formulieren, passende Variablen festlegen, treffsichere Modelle entwerfen und Ihre Aussagen auf Herz und Nieren prüfen. Werden Sie sicher im Umgang mit Hypothesentests, Regressionsmodellen, Logit- & Probit-Modellen und allen weiteren gängigen Methoden der Ökonometrie. So begleitet Ökonometrie für Dummies Sie Schritt für Schritt und mit vielen Beispielen samt R Output durch dieses spannende Thema.

Quantum Information and Consciousness

A Gentle Introduction

Author: Danko D. Georgiev

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351401785

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 2762

"I loved the book! This book is not just interesting, it is exciting. I have probably read every significant book in the field, and this is the strongest and most convincing one yet. It is also one of the most comprehensive in its explanations. I shall most certainly recommend the book to colleagues." –Richard G. Petty, MD "a very good introduction to the basic theory of quantum systems.... Dr. Georgiev’s book aptly prepares the reader to confront whatever might be in store later." –from the Foreword by Prof. James F. Glazebrook, Eastern Illinois University This book addresses the fascinating cross-disciplinary field of quantum information theory applied to the study of brain function. It offers a self-study guide to probe the problems of consciousness, including a concise but rigorous introduction to classical and quantum information theory, theoretical neuroscience, and philosophy of the mind. It aims to address long-standing problems related to consciousness within the framework of modern theoretical physics in a comprehensible manner that elucidates the nature of the mind-body relationship. The reader also gains an overview of methods for constructing and testing quantum informational theories of consciousness.

Achtsame Kommunikation mit Kindern

Zwölf revolutionäre Strategien aus der Hirnforschung für die gesunde Entwicklung Ihres Kindes

Author: Daniel J. Siegel,Tina Payne Bryson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867810821

Category:

Page: 256

View: 9551

Essential Guide to Qualitative Methods in Organizational Research

Author: Catherine Cassell,Gillian Symon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761948872

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 8135

This text covers an array of methods needed for undertaking qualitative data collection & analysis. It includes 30 chapters, each focusing on a specific technique including chapters on traditional methods, analysis techniques, intervention methods & the latest developments in research methods.