Educational Research

Analyzing media messages using quantitative content analysis in research

Analyzing media messages : using quantitative content analysis in research

by Daniel Riffe; Stephen Lacy; Frederick Fico

callnumbericon P 93 R54 2014       ED-61714

Edition: 3rd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014

Summary:     Analyzing Media Messages is a primer for learning the technique of systematic, quantitative analysis of communication content. Rich with examples of recent and classic applications, it provides solutions to problems encountered in conducting content analysis, and it is written so that students can readily understand and apply the techniques. This thoroughly revised third edition includes current and engaging examples for today's students, in addition to a number of historically important cases. It emphasizes communication of visual imagery and studies of advertising content. Resources on the book's companion website provide additional materials for students and instructors, including existing protocols, web links, and a bibliography of content analysis methods articles. This volume is intended for use as a primary text for content analysis coursework, or as a supplemental text in research methods courses. It is also an indispensable reference for researchers in mass media fields, political science, and other social and behavioral sciences.


The Anatomy of the Case Study

The Anatomy of the Case Study

by Gary Thomas

callnumbericon H 62 T453 2015       ED-61684

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2015

Summary:    Exploring the historical, theoretical and practical bones of modern case study research, and featuring an extended example that has been annotated line by line, this book takes readers through the complexities of case study research.

Becoming a teacher through action research process context and self study

Becoming a teacher through action research : process, context, and self-study

by Donna Kalmbach Phillips; Kevin Carr

callnumbericon LB 1707 P45 2014       ED-61724

Edition: 3rd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014

Summary:     Becoming a Teacher through Action Research, Third Edition skillfully interweaves the stories of pre-service teaching with the process of action research. This engaging text focuses specifically on the needs of pre-service teachers by providing assistance for all stages of the research experience, including guidance on how to select an area of focus, design a culturally-proficient study, collect and interpret data, and communicate findings. With an updated introduction and two new chapters, this revised edition fully develops a convincing response to the framing question of the book, "Why pre-service teacher action research?" The new edition continues to focus on elements of "trustworthy" pre-service teacher action research, and provides a more robust overview of research methodology. Using additional activities, charts, and examples, this book offers support during the steps of writing a critical question, data collection, data analysis and the use of analytic memos.

Design evaluation and analysis of questionnaires for survey research

Design, evaluation, and analysis of questionnaires for survey research

by Willem E. Saris; Irmtraud N. Gallhofer

callnumbericon HN 29 S27 2014       ED-61743

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]

Summary:     "Design, Evaluation, and Analysis of Questionnaires for Survey Research, Second Edition" explores updates on the statistical knowledge and development of survey questionnaires, including analyzing the important decisions researchers make throughout the survey design process. The new edition provides coverage of an updated SQP program, which has an expanded question database from the Multi-trait Multi-method (MTMM) experiments. This book aims to give students and survey researchers a state-of-the-art introduction to questionnaire design and how to construct questionnaires with the highest relevance and accuracy. The pitfalls of questionnaire design are outlined throughout the book, which alerts designers of questionnaires to the many prior decisions that will affect the quality of the research outcome. It is important to measure the quality of questions at the outset in order for students and researchers to consider the consequences and methods of achieving reliable and effective questions.

Doing a systematic review a students guide

Doing a systematic review : a student's guide

by Angela Boland; M. G. Cherry; R. Dickson

callnumbericon R 853 S94 D65 2014       ED-61749

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, [2014]

Summary:     If you are a Masters or a PhD student conducting a systematic review for your dissertation or thesis, then this is the book for you! Written by an expert team of authors with years of experience in conducting systematic reviews and supervising students doing systematic reviews, the book provides a roadmap to guide you through the process. The book addresses the following questions: - What's the best way to manage my review? - How do I formulate an appropriate review question? - How do I develop my search strategy? - How do I get started on data extraction? - How do I assess the quality of the studies I'm using? - How can I analyse and synthesise my data? - How should I write up the discussion and conclusion sections of my dissertation or thesis? - Where should I publish my data? Throughout the book, the authors make extensive use of questions posed by real students when carrying out reviews to help you through some of the challenges you may face. Like a team of supervisors in your pocket, this book will provide you with the tips and tools for a successful dissertation.

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