Research Pathways: Writing Professional Papers, Theses and Dissertations in Workforce Education

Research Pathways: Writing Professional Papers, Theses and Dissertations in Workforce Education

by Edgar I. Farmer
     
 

Graduate students in general and those in Workforce Education & Development in particular are often frustrated when they are assigned the task of writing a research paper, thesis, or dissertation.See more details below

Overview

Graduate students in general and those in Workforce Education & Development in particular are often frustrated when they are assigned the task of writing a research paper, thesis, or dissertation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761820581
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
420
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

1 Foreword 2 Preface 3 Introduction: 4 The Why of Quantitative and Qualitative Research: Paradigmatic and Pragmatic Considerations 5 Finding a Researchable Topic 6 Dissertation Development: 7 Conducting an Extensive Review of the Literature 8 Elements of an Introduction Chapter 9 Theoretical or Conceptual Frameworks 10 Research Design: 11 Selecting an Appropriate Research Design 12 Mixed Methods Research Designs 13 Case Study Research 14 Focus Group Research 15 Designing Quantitative Research 16 Survey Research 17 Validity and Reliability Concerns of Data Collection Instruments 18 Data Analysis: 19 Determining Appropriate Sample Size 20 Research Using Available Data: Secondary Data Analysis 21 Analysis of Categorical Data with Chi-square and Log-linear Models 22 Analysis of Variance 23 Multiple Regression Analysis and Multiple Correlation Studies 24 Considerations for Statistical Significance Testing 25 Preparing the Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations Section 26 Tips on Proofreading and Editing 27 Subject Index 28 The Editors and Contributors

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