The Essential Guide to Using the Web for Research

Author: Nigel Ford
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 0857023659
Format: PDF
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This book will be vital reading for anyone doing research, since using the web to find high quality information is a key research skill. It introduces beginners and experts alike to the most effective techniques for searching the web, assessing and organising information and using it in a range of scenarios from undergraduate essays and projects to PhD research. Nigel Ford shows how using the web poses opportunities and challenges that impact on student research at every level, and he explains the skills needed to navigate the web and use it effectively to produce high quality work. Ford connects online skills to the research process. He helps readers to understand research questions and how to answer them by constructing arguments and presenting evidence in ways that will enhance their impact and credibility. The book includes clear and helpful coverage of beginner and advanced search tools and techniques, as well as the processes of: @!critically evaluating online information @!creating and presenting evidence-based arguments @!organizing, storing and sharing information @!referencing, copyright and plagiarism. As well as providing all the basic techniques students need to find high quality information on the web, this book will help readers use this information effectively in their own research. Nigel Ford is Professor in the University of Sheffield's Information School.

The Essential Guide to the Best and Worst Legal Sites on the Web

Author: Robert J. Ambrogi
Publisher: ALM Publishing
ISBN: 9781588521170
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This comprehensive resource helps lawyers and non-lawyers know which legal web sites are worth their time, which aren’t, and why. Organized into more than 30 specific areas of legal expertise, it includes information about web sites on administrative law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, estate planning, immigration, intellectual property, Internet law, job listings, legal news, public records, and real estate. Each site is reviewed and assigned a rating of up to five stars, creating an invaluable research tool for lawyers, law librarians, paralegals, and anyone interested in legal resources on the web. This replaces 0970597037.

The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project

Author: Zina O'Leary
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526413051
Format: PDF, Docs
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The ultimate companion to successfully completing your research project, the author guides you through a step-by-step approach to research and provides all of the skills and momentum you need to excel. Each stage of a project is clearly set out with best practice highlighted alongside pragmatic advice for tackling research in the real world. The Third Edition uses multidisciplinary case studies, and examples from the author’s own experience, to answer your questions and support your progress as you move smoothly through each stage. With a new chapter on mixed methods approaches, more on disseminating research, more on the practical and legal implications of ethics and more international examples, the book is packed full of learning features and tools to support your journey, including: A fully-developed website with podcasts, videos, journal articles and examples of real projects Activities and worksheets to help you organize your time Learning objectives to sustain your momentum Top tips relating to key research skills Full glossary to test understanding and provide definitions Annotated further reading to help you move through the literature ‘Excuse me, I have a question!’ feature to answer common questions. Warm, innovative and clever, this book is packed full of must-have information for anyone doing a research project.

Qualitative Research

Author: Maggi Savin-Baden
ISBN: 9780415674799
Format: PDF
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Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practiceprovides a one-stop resource for all those approaching qualitative research for the first time, as well as those revisiting core concepts and issues. It presents a comprehensive overview of this rapidly developing field of inquiry, cleverly combined with practical, hands-on advice on how to conduct a successful qualitative study. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the authors break through difficult terminology to guide readers through the choices they will face during research design, implementation, and beyond. Each chapter is then brought to life by an array of relevant, real-life examples from expert researchers around the globe. Divided into seven sections, this unique text covers: Considering perspectives Acknowledging a position Framing the study Choosing a research approach Collecting data Working with data and findings Writing about the research A dedicated companion website offers a whole host of additional teaching and learning resources, including additional chapters on publishing qualitative research, sample lesson plans and activities, further case studies, and much more. From the foundations of the subject through to its application in practice, Qualitative Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practiceis an indispensable companion for qualitative researchers worldwide.

Google Power Search

Author: Stephan Spencer
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449312993
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Behind Google's deceptively simple interface is immense power for both market and competitive research—if you know how to use it well. Sure, basic searches are easy, but complex searches require specialized skills. This concise book takes you through the full range of Google's powerful search-refinement features, so you can quickly find the specific information you need. Learn techniques ranging from simple Boolean logic to URL parameters and other advanced tools, and see how they're applied to real-world market research examples. Incorporate advanced search operators such as filetype:, intitle:, daterange:, and others into your queries Use Google filtering tools, including Search Within Results, Similar Pages, and SafeSearch, among others Explore the breadth of Google through auxiliary search services like Google News, Google Books, Google Blog Search, and Google Scholar Acquire advanced Google skills that result in more effective search engine optimization (SEO)

The Essential Guide to Doing Research

Author: Zina O'Leary
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780761941989
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Companion Web Site: The Essential Guide to Doing Research is a comprehensive, practical, and engaging guide to understanding and embarking upon social science research. By adopting a clear and accessible approach, Zina O'Leary encourages students to think about, and engage with, every aspect of the research process. The book stresses that all good research should be seen as a process of constantly assessing one's work and making decisions about the best possible means for obtaining credible data and results. The Essential Guide to Doing Research is therefore designed to encourage lateral, strategic and creative thinking, while providing essential knowledge and skills to students and researchers. Key features of the text include: - coverage of all aspects of doing research, from research design to implementation and dissemination - an emphasis on the creative and strategic thinking skills needed to negotiate the research process - extensive use of figures and diagrams to illustrate key points and to create clarity - chapter previews and summaries; and encouragement for the reader to think for themselves about the best research methods that are suited to their research project This is a clear and inspiring book. It is a must for both undergraduates and postgraduate researchers embarking on, or already involved in, a research project across the social sciences.

The Essential Guide to Study and Research

Author: R.I.C. Publications
Publisher: R.I.C. Publications
ISBN: 1741264626
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book contains: comprehensive information about specific skills and strategies for each of the three sections; including preparing for an assignment, time management, planning for study, preparing for tests, validating Internet information etc. ; Details about specific graphic organisers for use in note making ; Information about specific comprehension strategies ; Information about writing frameworks for use when transcribing notes.

The Essential Guide to Effect Sizes

Author: Paul D. Ellis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521142466
Format: PDF, ePub
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A jargon-free introduction for students and researchers looking to interpret the practical significance of their results.


Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749434342
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A study of the theory and practice of public relations on the Internet. It offers comprehensive advice on every aspect from understanding the difference between real world and virtual publics to PR tricks and techniques that attract new customers and keep the old ones coming back. It features well-known cases and quotes from the founders of successful Web sites.

The Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers

Author: James D. Lester
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321024060
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This research reference guide has been written to supplement research-oriented courses. It covers all asptects of the research writing process from selecting a topic and gathering data to formatting the final draft. Student samples and excerpts model different types of research paper.