Conducting Meaningful Experiments

Author: R. Barker Bausell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452254680
Format: PDF, Kindle
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By emphasizing how to think strategically about a research project, the author of this innovative book shows readers the important steps of a scientific study - from the formulation of the study to the write-up of results. Illustrative examples from the social, health and behavioural sciences are used throughout to illustrate 40 principles of good research practice.

Snake Oil Science

Author: R. Barker Bausell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195383427
Format: PDF
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The author examines the scientific evidence for and against complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in an entertaining critique of the strangely zealous world of CAM belief and practice that also furnishes an introduction on how to interpret scientific research of any sort.

The Design and Conduct of Meaningful Experiments Involving Human Participants

Author: R. Barker Bausell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199385238
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Designing and conducting experiments involving human participants requires a skillset different from that needed for statistically analyzing the resulting data. The Design and Conduct of Meaningful Experiments Involving Human Participants combines an introduction to scientific culture and ethical mores with specific experimental design and procedural content. Author R. Barker Bausell assumes no statistical background on the part of the reader, resulting in a highly accessible text. Clear instructions are provided on topics ranging from the selection of a societally important outcome variable to potentially efficacious interventions to the conduct of the experiment itself. Early chapters introduce the concept of experimental design in an intuitive manner involving both hypothetical and real-life examples of how people make causal inferences. The fundamentals of formal experimentation, randomization, and the use of control groups are introduced in the same manner, followed by the presentation and explanation of common (and later, more advanced) designs. Replete with synopses of examples from the journal literature and supplemented by 25 experimental principles, this book is designed to serve as an interdisciplinary supplementary text for research-methods courses in the educational, psychological, behavioral, social, and health sciences. It also serves as an excellent primary text for methods seminar courses.

The Science of the Obvious

Author: R. Barker Bausell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475838158
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book poses and ultimately answers the question of whether the public schools would have been affected if no educational research had been conducted during this century. To answer this question, 12 genres of educational research are evaluated. The genres are accompanied by non-technical, annotated synopses examples of each. A case is made that the science of education as a whole is repetitive, non-cumulative, and is characterized by a circular rather than a linear trajectory.

Creating a Useful Science of Education

Author: R. Barker Bausell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475838182
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This book poses and answers two questions: (a) whether it is possible for the science of education to develop into a discipline that could constructively impact the education of students and, if so (b) what type of research would be required for this transformation.

Job Hunter s Sourcebook

Author: Kathleen E. Maki Potts
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780787626457
Format: PDF
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Identifies sources of want ads, placement and referral services, employer directories, handbooks, employment agencies, and search firms for hundreds of professions from accountants to writers