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The Critical Assessment of Research

The Critical Assessment of Research Book
Author : Alan Bailin,Ann Grafstein
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-02-12
ISBN : 1780630271
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book examines the following factors: sponsorship of research, control of the dissemination of research, effects of dominant research paradigms, financial interests of authors, publishers, and editors, role of new technologies (for example, Web 2.0). It is widely accepted among researchers and educators that the peer review process, the reputation of the publisher and examination of the author's credentials are the gold standards for assessing the quality of research and information. However, the traditional gold standards are not sufficient, and the effective evaluation of information requires the consideration of additional factors. Controversies about positive evaluations of new medications that appear in peer-reviewed journals, the financial reports on Enron prior to the revelations that led to its collapse, and obstacles to the publication of research that does not conform to dominant paradigms are just a few examples that indicate the need for a more sophisticated and nuanced approach to evaluating information. Each of the factors is discussed in a factual manner, supported by many examples that illustrate not only the nature of the issues but also their complexity. Practical suggestions for the evaluation of information are an integral part of the text. Highlights frequently overlooked criteria for evaluating research Challenges the assumption that the gold standards for evaluation are sufficient Examines the role of new technologies in evaluating and disseminating research

Forging a Discipline

Forging a Discipline Book
Author : Christopher Hood,Desmond King,Gillian Peele
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014-02
ISBN : 0199682216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A broad-ranging analysis and critique of the distinctive contribution of the University of Oxford to the scholarly study of politics over the last 100 years.

Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning

Learning to Read Critically in Teaching and Learning Book
Author : Louise Poulson,Mike Wallace
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780761947981
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book combines a teaching text with exemplary reports of research and a literature review by international scholars.

Critical Evaluation of Research in Physical Rehabilitation

Critical Evaluation of Research in Physical Rehabilitation Book
Author : Antoine Helewa,Joan M. Walker
Publisher : W B Saunders Company
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This text on critical evaluation of research has been designed specifically by and for physical rehabilitation professionals. It presents the skills readers need to evaluate clinical literature and incorporate findings into professional practice.

A Guide to Evidence Based Group Work

A Guide to Evidence Based Group Work Book
Author : Mark J. Macgowan
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2008-02-12
ISBN : 019029308X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is the first textbook that illustrates, step by step, how to practice evidence-based group work. As group workers are increasingly being held accountable to evaluate, monitor, and improve their practice, there are scant resources available that apply specifically to their practice. General books on evidence-based practice lack the rich material on group work organized for the first time in this one volume. Designed specifically as a supplement for undergraduate and graduate group work courses, the text is organized around the process and philosophy of evidence-based practice: formulating appropriate practice questions; searching for evidence; critically reviewing available evidence; applying the evidence with judgment, skill, and concern for the group members; and evaluating the outcomes achieved. The evidence-based group work framework teaches students how to skillfully apply best practices through practical learning activities, case examples, research designs, step-by-step guidelines and checklists, assessment tips, and detailed instructions for formulating questions and evaluating answers. It will be equally valuable as a handy reference for professionals eager to hone their practice skills.

Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials

Critical Appraisal of Epidemiological Studies and Clinical Trials Book
Author : Mark Elwood
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2007-02-22
ISBN : 0191004944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a logical system of critical appraisal, to allow readers to evaluate studies and to carry out their own studies more effectively. This system emphasizes the central importance of cause and effect relationships. Its great strength is that it is applicable to a wide range of issues, and both to intervention trials and observational studies. This system unifies the often different approaches used in epidemiology, health services research, clinical trials, and evidence-based medicine, starting from a logical consideration of cause and effect. The author's approach to the issues of study design, selection of subjects, bias, confounding, and the place of statistical methods has been praised for its clarity and interest. Systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and the applications of this logic to evidence-based medicine, knowledge-based health care, and health practice and policy are discussed. Current and often controversial examples are used, including screening for prostate cancer, publication bias in psychiatry, public health issues in developing countries, and conflicts between observational studies and randomized trials. Statistical issues are explained clearly without complex mathematics, and the most useful methods are summarized in the appendix. The final chapters give six applications of the critical appraisal of major studies: randomized trials of medical treatment and prevention, a prospective and a retrospective cohort study, a small matched case-control study, and a large case-control study. In these chapters, sections of the original papers are reproduced and the original studies placed in context by a summary of current developments.

Finding What Works in Health Care

Finding What Works in Health Care Book
Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2011-07-20
ISBN : 0309164257
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Healthcare decision makers in search of reliable information that compares health interventions increasingly turn to systematic reviews for the best summary of the evidence. Systematic reviews identify, select, assess, and synthesize the findings of similar but separate studies, and can help clarify what is known and not known about the potential benefits and harms of drugs, devices, and other healthcare services. Systematic reviews can be helpful for clinicians who want to integrate research findings into their daily practices, for patients to make well-informed choices about their own care, for professional medical societies and other organizations that develop clinical practice guidelines. Too often systematic reviews are of uncertain or poor quality. There are no universally accepted standards for developing systematic reviews leading to variability in how conflicts of interest and biases are handled, how evidence is appraised, and the overall scientific rigor of the process. In Finding What Works in Health Care the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends 21 standards for developing high-quality systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research. The standards address the entire systematic review process from the initial steps of formulating the topic and building the review team to producing a detailed final report that synthesizes what the evidence shows and where knowledge gaps remain. Finding What Works in Health Care also proposes a framework for improving the quality of the science underpinning systematic reviews. This book will serve as a vital resource for both sponsors and producers of systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research.

Studying A Study and Testing a Test

Studying A Study and Testing a Test Book
Author : Richard K. Riegelman
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release : 2012-06-18
ISBN : 0781774268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rev. ed. of: Studying a study and testing a test / Richard K. Riegelman.

Learning to Read Critically in Language and Literacy

Learning to Read Critically in Language and Literacy Book
Author : Andrew Goodwyn,Andrew W Stables
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2004-10-06
ISBN : 9780761944744
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Following other volumes in the Learning to Read Critically series, Learning to Read Critically in Language and Literacy aims to develop skills of critical analysis and research design.

Early Warning Indicators of Corporate Failure

Early Warning Indicators of Corporate Failure Book
Author : Richard Morris
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-12-17
ISBN : 0429857934
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Published in 1997, this text focuses on the conundrum between the academics ability to distinguish between failing and non-failing businesses with models of over 85.5per cent accuracy, and the reasons why credit agencies and the like do not act on such information. The author asks, are the models defective?

Understanding and Evaluating Research

Understanding and Evaluating Research Book
Author : Sue L. T. McGregor
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2017-10-25
ISBN : 1506350976
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Understanding and Evaluating Research: A Critical Guide shows students how to be critical consumers of research and to appreciate the power of methodology as it shapes the research question, the use of theory in the study, the methods used, and how the outcomes are reported. The book starts with what it means to be a critical and uncritical reader of research, followed by a detailed chapter on methodology, and then proceeds to a discussion of each component of a research article as it is informed by the methodology. The book encourages readers to select an article from their discipline, learning along the way how to assess each component of the article and come to a judgment of its rigor or quality as a scholarly report.

Corporate Governance Models

Corporate Governance Models Book
Author : Marco Mastrodascio
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-11-24
ISBN : 1000530094
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The activities carried out in a business organization stem from the contribution of subjects who cooperate in the expectation of obtaining adequate rewards. The ability of organizations to reach a specific level of performance is influenced by the ownership structure, while the management is directed and controlled through a set of rules and incentives. This set regulates the distribution of rights and responsibilities among the board, company management and stakeholders, and it defines the corporate governance model adopted by the organization. The collapse of global organizations across the world have undoubtedly revealed the inherent flaws in the contemporary corporate governance practices. As a result of these international scandals, a great deal of multidisciplinary research has been growing restlessly to define the specificities of each corporate governance model, however, lacking a specific investigation into the presumed existence of the most suitable one. By favouring the synthesis and the inductive procedure, this book analyses the potential existence of the most appropriate corporate governance model based on comparative international analysis of cultural, social and economic factors influencing the organization’s choice regarding the corporate governance model to be adopted. This volume will be of interest to researchers, academics, professionals, and students in the fields of corporate governance, international business, and law.

Validity Generalization

Validity Generalization Book
Author : Kevin R. Murphy
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2013-03-07
ISBN : 1135638349
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume presents the first wide-ranging critical review of validity generalization (VG)--a method that has dominated the field since the publication of Schmidt and Hunter's (1977) paper "Development of a General Solution to the Problem of Validity Generalization." This paper and the work that followed had a profound impact on the science and practice of applied psychology. The research suggests that fundamental relationships among tests and criteria, and the constructs they represent are simpler and more regular than they appear. Looking at the history of the VG model and its impact on personnel psychology, top scholars and leading researchers of the field review the accomplishments of the model, as well as the continuing controversies. Several chapters significantly extend the maximum likelihood estimation with existing models for meta analysis and VG. Reviewing 25 years of progress in the field, this volume shows how the model can be extended and applied to new problems and domains. This book will be important to researchers and graduate students in the areas of industrial organizational psychology and statistics.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods Book
Author : Mike Allen
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2017-04-11
ISBN : 1483381420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Communication research is evolving and changing in a world of online journals, open-access, and new ways of obtaining data and conducting experiments via the Internet. Although there are generic encyclopedias describing basic social science research methodologies in general, until now there has been no comprehensive A-to-Z reference work exploring methods specific to communication and media studies. Our entries, authored by key figures in the field, focus on special considerations when applied specifically to communication research, accompanied by engaging examples from the literature of communication, journalism, and media studies. Entries cover every step of the research process, from the creative development of research topics and questions to literature reviews, selection of best methods (whether quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) for analyzing research results and publishing research findings, whether in traditional media or via new media outlets. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of theories and methods traditionally used in communication research, other entries discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, including contemporary practical issues students will face in communication professions, the influences of globalization on research, use of new recording technologies in fieldwork, and the challenges and opportunities related to studying online multi-media environments. Email, texting, cellphone video, and blogging are shown not only as topics of research but also as means of collecting and analyzing data. Still other entries delve into considerations of accountability, copyright, confidentiality, data ownership and security, privacy, and other aspects of conducting an ethical research program. Features: 652 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes available in choice of electronic or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of communication research to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field of communication research; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; a Glossary introducing the terminology of the field; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries to guide students further in their research journeys. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross-References combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.

Introduction to Educational Research

Introduction to Educational Research Book
Author : W. Newton Suter
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2011-10-11
ISBN : 1412995736
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach 2e is an engaging and informative core text that enables students to think clearly and critically about the scientific process of research. In acheiving its goal to make research accessible to all educators and equip them with the skills to understand and evaluate published research, the text examines how educational research is conducted across the major traditions of quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, and action research. The text is oriented toward consumers of educational research and uses a thinking-skills approach to its coverage of major ideas"--

Handbook of EHealth Evaluation

Handbook of EHealth Evaluation Book
Author : Francis Yin Yee Lau,Craig Kuziemsky
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-11
ISBN : 9781550586015
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To order please visit https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/press/books/ordering/

What Works for Whom

What Works for Whom  Book
Author : Anthony Roth,Peter Fonagy
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 159385272X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Attuned to the complexities of real-world clinical situations, this authoritative volume belongs on the desks of practitioners, researchers, and students in clinical and counseling psychology, psychiatry, and social work, as well as health care administrators and planners. In the classroom, it serves as a uniquely informative text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in psychotherapy research and clinical practice."--BOOK JACKET.

Work and Family in the United States

Work and Family in the United States Book
Author : Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
Release : 1977-11-15
ISBN : 1610443268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now considered a classic in the field, this book first called attention to what Kanter has referred to as the "myth of separate worlds." Rosabeth Moss Kanter was one of the first to argue that the assumes separation between work and family was a myth and that research must explore the linkages between these two roles.

The Context of Social Psychology

The Context of Social Psychology Book
Author : Joachim Israel
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Context of Social Psychology book written by Joachim Israel, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.