Internet Research Skills is a clear, concise guide to effective online research for social science and humanities students. The first half of the book deals with publications online, devoting separate chapters to academic articles, books, official publications and news sources, which form the core secondary sources for social science research. The second half of the book deals with the open web, a vast and confusing realm of materials, many of which have no direct print counterpart. The third edition has been updated throughout and now includes: - coverage of cutting edge online services as well as newly developed approaches to using online materials - a new chapter on organising your research and internet research methods - additional material on the use of social networks for research. - illustrations, examples and short exercises to help you put what you learn into practice. Internet Research Skills is an invaluable guide for undergraduate students carrying out research projects and for postgraduate students working on theses and dissertations.
The Internet has a wealth of information. And there are many quick ways to get answers. But, students must know how to perform real research on the Internet. Using clear and concise text with descriptive examples, this book shows readers how to perform their own research and teaches them skills for citing their sources as well as figuring out which ones seem reliable. Full-color photos, quick facts, and sidebars help students understand Internet research better, while the glossary reinforces new vocabulary. A Further Reading section inspires further research.
What is one of the first things you think of when your teacher assigns a big project? It’s probably how you will gather all the information you need to get a good grade! The first two places to look are the library and the Internet. This book teaches you
Reproducible Projects on Learning to Safely Handle Life Online, Grades 9-12
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Easy-to-use guide to help teens and young adults develop their Internet skills while keeping safe In today's world, such ordinary tasks as bill paying, shopping and applying for jobs are accomplished via the Internet. Developed by i-SAFE™, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to Internet safety education, this important resource shows students in grades 9-12 (and their parents and teachers) the right way to accomplish everyday activities online, while maintaining personal safety and computer security. Shows teens how to safely use the Internet for social networking, buying and selling, applying for college , and more Clearly explains how to avoid dangerous, inappropriate, or unlawful online behavior From i-SAFE™ the organization dedicated to Internet safety education This must-have book is designed to empower youth and steer them towards safe and responsible Internet experiences.
Whether you are a first time student or returning to study, it can seem very daunting. This book can help you get the most from studying and shows how to make good use of your time and achieve success. This 4th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. It demonstrates how to develop and build on existing strengths and experiences to get the most out of any course. Using a down-to-earth and user-friendly style, it concentrates on what you need to know. It can help you to: • get the most from reading and lectures • access libraries • use the Internet and databases • develop IT skills • learn through reflection • develop a portfolio • prepare assignments • get the most from placements. activities reflection points case studies annotated further reading useful websites This new edition reflects recent changes in nursing and midwifery policy and practice including aspects such as ePortfolios, the European Computer Driving Licence and podcasts The majority of the chapters have been rewritten with either a student, or a practitioner to reflect the need for greater evidence of practice and its importance to midwifery and nursing students. More emphasis on clinical nursing and midwifery practise by relating skills to clinical placements and employment with a new chapter on Clinical Skills. New chapter on ‘Getting ready to study’
This work asks critical questions about teaching and learning via Web-based materials and instruction. It is aimed at an interdisciplinary audience, drawing upon diverse philosophical and empirical backgrounds.
This book focuses on the process of writing qualitative Internet research. Covering ethnographic, interview-based, and documentary analysis, Understanding Qualitative Research: The Internet offers clear guidance on applying these approaches to Internet settings
This second edition reveals how to prepare foundation, federal and corporate grant applications and includes a comprehensive directory of major funders’ contact information. It then offers readers cutting-edge business advice on setting up and registering a grant-seeking business and marketing themselves as savvy grant seekers. It covers current trends in grant seeking, topics that are on the radar of most funders and cutting edge application strategies. It also offers strategies for the online application process: using effective subject lines, searching for funders online and filling online budget forms. It’s divided into four sections: the art of the grant proposal, prospect research, starting and marketing a grant writing business and maximizing one’s chances of winning a grant.
Equip your students with Internet Research knowledge using this practical user-friendly book from the Illustrated Series. New edition features vastly expanded coverage of social media search, with an entire unit now dedicated to the topic. Explores how to use social media meta search engines to find information from multiple social media sites simultaneously. Additional emphasis on evaluating the value, veracity, and reliability of content found online. Continued attention to Boolean search and the use of other advanced search operators to maximize the efficacy of Internet research. Streamlined coverage of specialty searches and the use of subject directories, using state-of-the-art search techniques. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The author shows users how to maximize the Internet--using its vast, up-to-the-minute, multimedia research capabilities. This practical, easy-to-follow guide teaches readers online reading and searching skills, so they can find the information they want in the easiest, fastest and most efficient way.
A Practical Guide for Students and Researchers in the Social Sciences
Author: Niall Ó Dochartaigh
Category: Social Science
Ideal as a course textbook at undergraduate and graduate level in a range of social science disciplines where doing a research project is an integral part of the course. It will also be of great use to postgraduate students who are about to start research for a dissertation, and for experienced academic researchers who are trying to incorporate the Internet into their research practice.
`Internet Communication and Qualitative Research is a trailblazing introduction to data sources that will come to the fore in the new millennium. Its cogent discussion of the techniques, ethics and methods of analysis of Internet data should be read by every qualitative researcher' - David Silverman, Goldsmiths College `The internet is exploding with possibilities for conducting social research. Mann and Stewart offer the first in-depth consideration of the prospects and potentials for doing qualitative research on-line. This wide ranging, clearly-written book is essential reading for researchers working at the cutting edge of qualitative methodology' - James A. Holstein, Marquette University `This is e-scholarship. The book is a transformative project which brings the best skills of the old print scholarship to the cyberworld. The authors are no mere theoreticians - but hands-on net-users, who have made the imaginative leap to the dot.com world, and who have mapped the way for net research and researchers. The authors are pioneers in the realm of digit-crit - opening the way with their critical evaluation of the digital media and net research. They profile the skills required by the online researcher and evaluate the context in which they are used - in relation to privacy, security, ethics and legal considerations. They also take up issues of power; they explore the social and political implications of the digital media, (with specific reference to gender) and the role of the online researcher. An absolute must for cybercitizens and an indispensable guide for students, researchers, and knowledge workers in the dot.com world' - Dale Spender `Mann and Stewart have prized open the mysteries of on-line qualitative research. For those new to this methodology the technology review demystifies; the social science research ethics issues are re-addressed with reference to the on-line situation; methods of conducting online focus groups and interviews, in particular, are detailed. The tone is both analytical and practical with a host of techniques suggested. I recommend this accessible text for all qualitative researchers, both academic and practitioner' - Rehan Ul-Haq, University of Birmingham Business School `Here is the clear, useful guide to the Internet research needed by all of us interested in on-line relationships and research. The authors address such issues as ethics, confidentiality, the theory and practice of on-line research, and on-line power relationships (which will be of concern in distance learning plans and programs). A very valuable book.' - Cheris Kramarae, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon `Wonderful - "beyond the software" and into on-line interaction to aid and abet our qualitative research. This book shines the light. Mann and Stewart are to be congratulated in offering qualitative researchers effective and authentic ways forward through electronic communication. I'll use and recommend it!' - Gilly Salmon, Centre for Information and Innovation, Open University Business School `Opens to view a whole new avenue for social research. Internet communication is the wave of the future. Mann and Stewart capture its potential with insight, caution, and consummate procedural skill. Pathbreaking in its area of research methodology! Students and researchers will be very pleased with its clarity and usefulness' - Jaber F Gubrium, Department of Sociology, University of Florida `The authors have produced a timely and stimulating publication with handy explanations of Internet terms and qualitative research applications. This work should be made readily available not only for reference to academics and practitioners of marketing, but also to those with a lay interest in it' - Professor Len Tiu Wright, De Montfort University Internet Communication and Qualitative Research is the first textbook to examine the impact of Internet technology on qualitative research methods. Drawing on many pioneering studies using computer-mediated communication (CMC), the authors show how online researchers can employ Internet-based qualitative methods to collect rich, descriptive, contextually-situated data. They discuss the methodological, practical and theoretical considerations associated with such methods as: in-depth online interviewing, virtual focus groups, participant observation in virtual communities. This is a comprehensive and practical guide that: - reviews online research practice and basic Internet technology - looks in detail at the skills required by the online researcher - examines the ethical, confidentiality, security and legal issues involved in online research - considers the theoretical challenges surrounding data collected in a 'virtual venue' - addresses the social and cultural impact of researching online through a discussion of power, gender and identity issues in the virtual world. Internet Communication and Qualitative Research will be an indispensable guide for all students and researchers working in the digital age.
Electronic Legal Research: An Integrated Approach, second edition, is dedicated to fully explaining the rationale of legal research, guiding readers through the individual steps necessary to develop their own research strategies. It facilitates learning by presenting up to date information and challenging exercises that focus on critical thinking skills and practical skill implementation. It is a useful research guide for all legal students and professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This informative and practical book teaches how to get better and faster results from Internet searches and methods for maximizing the potential of the world's most popular search engine. • Shows users how get to the specific information they need more quickly through the most effective use of Google Web, Google Scholar, and Google Books • Teaches power-searching techniques that are unknown to most Internet users • Includes sidebars that demonstrate specific applications of the "Three Googles" to academic research questions • Written by an active reference technology librarian with three decades of experience, and who helps undergraduate and graduate students in areas such as public policy, international studies, statistics, and government information on a daily basis
Websprache.net thematisiert den Sprachgebrauch, die kommunikativen Verhaltensweisen und die medienspezifischen Entwicklungen in den zentralen Bereichen der Sprache und Kommunikation im Internet. Der Band wird in die Abschnitte "Das Internet als Medium", "Kommunikationspraxen", "Redaktionelles im Internet", "Literatur und Internet", "Text und Bild im Fokus" und "Kommunikationsgemeinschaften" unterteilt. Er gibt neben der Deskription immer auch einen prospektiven Blick für die weitere Entwicklung von Sprache und Kommunikation im Internet und wird unter A href="http://www.mediensprache.net/"http://www.mediensprache.net/ umfassend unterstützt.
Offering you complete choice whatever your needs for the new GCE Exactly what you need for the new GCEs in ICT with books matching each specification and providing all information needed for either the single or double award. The only books matched to every type of course students can take - whether it is a single award or double award, with Edexcel, OCR or AQA. The theory is linked to real IT industry practices so that students feel engaged and motivated Each book is written by an experienced author team to give tutors absolute confidence in the quality of the content. The colourful clear design and lay-out allows students to easily access the material Clearly differentiated assessment activities make it easy for students to work to a particular level