Making Sense: Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Seventh Edition

Author: Margot Northey,Joan McKibbin

Publisher: OUP Canada

ISBN: 9780195445817

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Making Sense is intended for students in any humanities, business, or communications course containing research/writing components.

Making Sense in the Life Sciences

A Student's Guide to Writing and Research

Author: Margot Northey,Patrick von Aderkas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199010288

Category: Life sciences

Page: 288

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Part of the best-selling Making Sense series, Making Sense in the Life Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the life sciences - including biology, biochemistry, health sciences, pharmacology, and zoology. Maintaining the clear, straightforward style of the otherbooks in the series, this book outlines topics such as writing essays and lab reports, conducting research, evaluating Internet sources, using electronic journal databases, and documenting sources.

Making Sense in the Social Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Author: Margot Northey,Lorne Tepperman,Patrizia Albanese

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199026784

Category:

Page: 304

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Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this seventh edition of Making Sense in the Social Sciences is an indispensable guide for students in any area of the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information onproper documentation guidelines, essay and report writing, different methods of qualitative and quantitative research, ethical research, and more.

Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing: Engineering and the Technical Sciences

Author: Margot Northey,Judi Jewinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199010257

Category: English language

Page: 288

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Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this fifth edition of Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any area of the discipline - from electrical and mechanical engineering to systems design and computerscience.

Making Sense in Psychology

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

Author: Margot Northey,Brian Timney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199010318

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

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Part of the bestselling Making Sense series, this second edition of Making Sense in Psychology is an indispensable guide for students in the discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this book offers up-to-date, detailed information on writing essays, researchproposals, and lab reports; conducting research; evaluating Internet sources; APA guidelines; avoiding plagiarism; studying for tests and exams; delivering oral presentations; and more.

Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences: Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Fourth Edition

Author: Margot Northey,Judi Jewinski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 273

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This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences is intended for students in any engineering or computer science course containing research/writing components.

Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences: Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Fifth Edition

Author: Margot Northey,David B. Knight,Dianne Draper

Publisher: OUP Canada

ISBN: 9780195445824

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This text is a clear and concise guide to research and writing for students at all levels of undergraduate studies. Making Sense in Geography and Environmental Sciences is intended for students in any geography or environmental science course containing research/writing components.

How to Do Your Case Study

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473943604

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Vibrant and insightful, this book introduces students and researchers to the basics of case study research. Adopting jargon-free language, it grounds its advice in concrete experience and real-world cases. Using examples from across the social sciences, Gary Thomas provides practical guidance on how best to read, design and carry out case study research with a focus on how to manage and analyze data. The new edition of this bestselling book addresses crucial issues around ethics and has improved coverage of key themes such as rigor, validity, generalization and the analysis of case studies. It demystifies case study research and answers important questions such as: What is a case study? When and why should case study methods be used? How are case studies designed? What methods can be used? How do we analyze and make sense of our data? How do we write up and write about our case? Bursting with real-world examples and multidisciplinary cases, and supported by a dynamic new website, this book is essential reading for any student or researcher in the social sciences and humanities.

The A-Z of Social Research

A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts

Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971337

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.

How to Succeed in Your Social Science Degree

Author: Hilary Arksey,David Harris

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 184860565X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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'As a guide to living and studying at university, this book goes beyond describing basic study skills and instead invites the reader to use ideas from sociology to make sense of the role of being a student, the university as an institution and the professional relationships between students and lecturers. It is written in a style that feels like having a supportive and experienced tutor, who has bags of common sense and has seen hundreds of students through university, talking you through the issues while offering practical advice and wise commentary to help you come to terms with the demands of being a student' - Peter Lunt, Brunel University How do you survive the university experience? What do tutors want? How can you express yourself best in tutorials, seminars, essays and exams? This book takes a clear-eyed approach to the challenges of university life, offers realistic advice and demonstrates how to acquire transferable skills with a view to future employability. All of the basics are here: " How educational performance can be maximized " How to develop powers of expression " How to analyze data " What to do and avoid doing in writing a dissertation " What to do to make sure that university life brings the best employment prospects " What skills and performance impress tutors " What employers want Written in an engaging and no-nonsense style by experienced teachers, the book offers students the perfect one-stop guide to making their university study experience count.

Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing : Geography & Environmental Sciences

Author: Margot Northey,David B. Knight

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195415278

Category: Science

Page: 252

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Designed specifically for geography and environmental science students, this book outlines the basic principles of grammar, punctuation, usage, and documentation. In addition, it provides detailed guidance on: the research process; note-taking; lab and field work; visual aids (figures, tables, posters, and maps); presentations; proposals, research papers, and theses; examinations; computers and the Internet; weights, measurements, and notation. New to this edition is a greater attention throughout the book to the role of computers in the various forms of writing; additional material on the use of libraries; new information on the use of the Internet and other computer-based resources for research; and new material on the use of visual aids.

Small-Scale Research

Pragmatic Inquiry in Social Science and the Caring Professions

Author: Peter T Knight

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761968627

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Written with the needs of students uppermost, Small-Scale Research is a direct, comprehensive guide for students doing theses, dissertations, papers and projects. It systematically works through the central methods of inquiry and demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.

Understanding Research in the Digital Age

Author: Sarah Quinton,Nina Reynolds

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526448319

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A guide to understanding digital research from both a conceptual and practical perspective, helping the reader to make sense of the issues, challenges and opportunities of social science research in the digital age. The book will help the reader to understand how the digital context impacts on social science research and is divided into three main sections: A Justification & Reconceptualization of Digital Research: The authors explore how far the digital environment is transforming social science research. Accessing Digital Data: An outline of the characteristics of digital data, temporality issues in digital research and different data sources. Moving Forward with Digital Research: Examining the practicalities of how to conduct digital research, with examples and suggestions to strengthen the implementation of digital research. Suitable for Masters and Doctoral students undertaking digital or online research methods courses, as well as anyone doing a research project or dissertation with an online component.

Writing for Scholars

A Practical Guide to Making Sense & Being Heard

Author: Lynn Nygaard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147392782X

Category: Reference

Page: 232

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here. Academics are not just researchers, but writers too. Using her many years of practical experience gained as a teacher and editor, Lynn Nygaard guides you through the whole process of writing and presenting your research in order to help you make your voice heard within the academic community. Grounded in real world advice rather than abstract best practice, Nygaard demonstrates a number of approaches to writing in order to help you identify those most suited to your own project. This updated new edition includes: Revised and expanded sections in each chapter More focus on the social sciences A more international focus Updated discussions on publishing practices Annotated biographies for each chapter New illustrations and images Additional practical tips and exercises From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally. Lynn Nygaard is Special Adviser on Project Development and Publications at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Companion Website study.sagepub.com/nygaardwritingforscholars Visit the companion website for additional online resources! This updated new edition includes: Revised and expanded sections in each chapter More focus on the social sciences A more international focus Updated discussions on publishing practices Annotated bibliographies for each chapter New illustrations and images Additional practical tips and exercises From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally.

Making Sense of Research

An Introduction for Health and Social Care Practitioners

Author: Gill Hek,Pam Moule

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 141292362X

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

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Research has become integral to everyday practice in health and social care and it is now essential for professionals in these fields to be able to read and analyze research so that they can apply it in their work. In reality many people find research concepts difficult to grasp, but this book makes it easy by providing a straightforward guide to the basics. Topics covered include: the role of research in health and social care; the research process; quantitative and qualitative approaches; how to develop critical skills; and implementing research findings. For this Third Edition, new material has been added on literature searching techniques, meta-analysis, data protection, and critical appraisal tools.

Designing Social Research

A Guide for the Bewildered

Author: Ian Greener

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446259692

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Designing Social Research aims to guide students and new researchers using everyday non-jargonised language through the jungle of setting up their own research study. Ian Greener provides readers an accessible combination of guidance on how to practically plan one's research and understand the underpinning methodological principles that should inform the decisions we make about the methods we plan to use. This is the perfect starter book for anyone looking to design their own research project and make sense of and justify the many decisions that go into the research design process. The goal throughout is to enable students and researchers to assess the appropriateness of a range of methods and to get understanding of the strengths and limitations of different approaches to research. Greener highlights key debates in the field - both philosophical and practical - and presents them in such a way that they remain constantly relevant to research practice of his readers. Coverage includes: - Framing an effective research question/problem; - Examining the jargon of social research; - The links between theory, methodology and method; - The role of literature reviewing in research design; - Managing and planning the research process; - Sampling; - Qualitative designs; - Quantitative designs; - Mixed methods designs; - Data analysis. Designing Social Research will be ideal first reading for M-level students and undergraduates planning significant research projects for their dissertations. It will also be invaluable to first year PhD students considering how they will go about their research projects.

Manhattan Family Guide to Private Schools and Selective Public Schools, 6th Edition

Author: Victoria Goldman

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569479089

Category: Education

Page: 496

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This guide, written by a parent for parents, is a perennial seller. Expanded and extensively revised in this sixth edition, it is the first, last, and only word for parents on choosing the best private and selective public schools for children. Including information on admissions procedures, programs, diversity, school size, staff, tuition, and scholarships, this essential reference guide lists over eighty elementary and high schools located in Manhattan and the adjacent boroughs, including special needs schools and selective public schools and programs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Making Sense of Multivariate Data Analysis

An Intuitive Approach

Author: John Spicer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412904018

Category: Mathematics

Page: 233

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′This book is a helpful guide to reading and understanding multivariate data analysis results in social and psychological research′ _C. Y. Joanne Peng, Indiana University at Bloomington ′This book serves as a resource for readers who want to have an overall view of what encompasses multivariate analyses. The author has discussed some important issues rather philosophically (e.g., theory vs. data analysis). These points are valuable even for readers who have extensive training with multivariate analyses′ _Jenn-Yun Tein, Arizona State University