Understanding Research PNIE - Neuman, W. Lawrence

Understanding Research PNIE

W. Lawrence Neuman

Yayınevi: Pearson Education

Yayın tarihi: 08/2013

ISBN: 9781292020280

İngilizce | 409 Sayfa |

Tür: Matematik-İstatistik

Written to be non-threatening and highly accessible to students without a background in social-behavioral research. . Makes frequent use of color, photos, diagrams, and hand-on activities to keep students from getting overwhelmed with technical explanations and terms. Brings in examples and illustrations from many disciplines, and provides the fundamentals of doing research to students in a wide range of academic fields (sociology, psychology, political science) as well as the applied professions (education, business, criminal justice, nursing, urban planning). Develops critical reading skills to enable students to evaluate and understand the significance of published studies. Uses a variety of pedagogical features to help students master concepts and see the practical applications of researchChapter opening cases-- Immediately engage students and illustrate utility of research in a variety of “real” settings. 
"Making It Practical" boxes--Gives students a glimpse into the researcher’s “toolbox” so they can understand how practitioners use research methods in their work. 
"Example Study" boxes--Use findings from real research studies to exemplify research concepts. 
"Review Summary" boxes--Summarize preceding sections in outline form. 
"Learning from History" boxes--Provides examples from famous studies to show students that research ideas are tied to established theories. 
"Tips for the Wise Consumer"--List questions that students should consider when reading research studies. 
"Applying What You Know" --Hands-on activities at the end of chapters give students opportunities to apply what they have just learned. MyResearchKit--Understanding Research can be packaged with MyResearchKit, at no additional cost. MyResearchKit is an interactive, online teaching and learning environment that is perfect for online or web-assisted courses. Included in MyResearchKit:

2 extended research exercises (one quantitative, one qualitative) to be completed in stages over the course of the semester

“Research in the News” blog

Writing tutorial - covers documenting sources, avoiding plagiarism, and various kinds of writing assignments (literature reviews, abstracts, research proposals, etc.)

Research Navigator - a search engine for retrieving scholarly research articles

Every chapter includes:

15 multiple choice practice test questions

Flashcards of Key Terms

3 short research exercises

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