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Research Plan: Fuel Research - Research plan: Fuel research ____________________________________________________________________________ Title: Bio-inspired fuel (H2) research using bioinorganic and organometallic catalysis Specific aim The goals of this research plan is to (1) synthesize electrocatalysts based on active sites of enzymes (Hydrogenase) for hydrogen recycling; (2) do catalytic studies to understand the suitability of the catalysts; (3) focus on the rational design of fuel cell using newly made electrocatalysts; (4) develop a strategy to attach the catalysts to the electrode surface; (4) setup collaboration with engineering and other departments to meet fuel cell development goal; (5) bring financial sup...   [tags: Research Plan] 2614 words
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The Tools for Research - Research can be very difficult to do if there is no blueprint to follow. However thanks to Leedy and Ormond (2010) we now have 8 characteristics that are the basis for our research but we have no tools. Tools are necessary for any task because they make the job easier to complete. The same applies to conducting research. We have the blueprint now we just need the right tools. Leedy and Ormrod (2010) list the general tools which include the human mind, the computer and its software, the library and its resources, statistics, measurement techniques and language....   [tags: Research Analysis]
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Research and Design - ……….RESEARCH DESIGN As it has been already indicated, this study has examined each of our six research questions via the interviews of colleagues in the health field and through my experiences with my clients. The Research Method Our research method is concerned with inferential procedures. That is to say, information that we obtained can be used to make inference about a much larger set of measurements called population (OTT 1988). Three health practitioners with a minimum of ten years of experience formed our sample....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Worldview of Research - Worldview of Research According to Creswell (2007) in Quality Inquiry & Research Design, everybody sees the world of research from different perspectives. Therefore, the assumption of researchers who choose the qualitative methods approach reflects their own views on the subject matter at hand. Creswell suggest, “When researchers do this, their research becomes shaped by bringing it into the inquiry paradigms, views of the world. Creswell suggest when qualitative researcher views vary according to the beliefs they bring into their research, which represent paradigms” (pg....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Fundamentals of Research - It has always been human nature to seek answers, find solutions to problems, observe, and bring awareness of discoveries. This process of inquiry has become more sophisticated and daunting throughout time. Nevertheless, curiosity and the need to progress remains the same. Many regard research as gathering information and using facts to support findings (Leedy & Ormrod, 2010, pg. 1-2). Nevertheless, Leedy and Ormrod (2010), define research as "a systematic process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting information (data) in order to increase our understanding of a phenomenon about which we are interested or concerned" (Leedy & Ormond, 2010, pg....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Marketing Research: Primary vs. Secondary Research - Marketing Research: Primary vs. Secondary Research “Primary data are gathered specifically for the research project at hand. Secondary data is data that have been previously gathered for some other purpose.” (Burns & Bush, 2006). This paper will explore the differences in primary and secondary research when using qualitative and quantitative approaches. The paper will further discuss the tools that are used for each approach. Quantitative & Qualitative Approaches “Quantitative research is defined as research involving the use of structured questions in which the response options have been predetermined and a large number of respondents are involved.” (Burns & Bush, 2006)....   [tags: Market Research ]
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Importance of Collaborative Research - Due to its many benefits, collaborative research has been greatly encouraged in the last decade. It helps researches from different disciplines share knowledge and resources. Furthermore, the government has specifically created grants for collaborate research as an incentive to collaborate research (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative). Besides the many benefits, there are also countless problems that may rise from collaborative research that must be dealt with at a very diplomatic level....   [tags: Research] 971 words
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The Purpose of Action Research in Schools - Action research is a research process that is reflective in nature and typically conducted in school settings. These types of research enables professionals in school settings to collaborate on the components of a study, and allows them to search for solutions to the common everyday challenges that educators experience in schools (Ferrance, 2000). Educators can use the process of reflection through action research to better understand their work and build professional knowledge as they strive for continuous improvement (Brown, 2002)....   [tags: educational research, education research]
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There is No Hope of Doing Perfect Research - There are two ways of looking at research and perfect research. Conceptually, these two are oxymoron. Research is done to understand the unknown or clear doubts about the known. Perfect research is possible only when you have the full knowledge of the subject of investigation so have no room for mistakes or bias in planning, formulating, and executing the research and drawing conclusions from it. If you know everything about the subject and have no doubt about it, then there is no need for perfect research....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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There is No Hope of Doing Perfect Research - To answer the question of whether there can be such a thing as perfect research we would have to consider the research methodologies employed and how the research question is formulated and presented. The human mind is complex and in its complexity dwells room for misunderstanding and the propensity to err, so as long as the human mind is engaged in research, there can be no such thing as flawless research. To make research as near to perfection as possible it is important to look at the design of the methodology and eliminate areas that might introduce "problems" the methodology that does not leave any room for error....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Qualitative Research and Data Analysis - ... One of the differences between the general inductive approach and the grounded theory approach is that general inductive approach doesn’t distinguish explicitly the coding process into open coding and axial coding, which is explicitly done when grounded theory approach is used to analyze the qualitative data (Thomas, 2006). Another difference is that the researchers that use the general inductive approach limit their theory building from the raw data to the presentation and description of the most important categories (Thomas, 2006)....   [tags: qualitative research, process, research] 881 words
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An Assessment of My Research Skills - No doubt scientific research is being performed at a phenomenal rate worldwide. Drastic steps must be taken to keep all collected data “pure”. All findings should be collected via ethical means as mandated by standardized precepts in specific academic disciplines. How do I conduct scholarly research worth merit. What research skills have I utilized in the past. What new research skills do I need to master. In this manuscript, my quest is to address the questions cited above. As a scholar-practitioner, I am learning the sequence of properly researching a particular topic will add substance and creditability to any project I undertake....   [tags: Research, academics,]
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Analysis of The Doctoral Research Process - The doctoral research process will challenge the most learned student, inspire true seekers of truth, and culminate in a dissertation which adds essential information to the existing relevant body of literature (Leedy & Omrod, 2010) Some would say that finding truth is the object of the doctoral research process, while others insist that any information that expands the current understanding of a subject suffices as the end result for the doctoral research process. The purpose of this paper will be to: address the complexities of the doctoral research process, outline the stages of the research process, examine research goals, explore reliability and validity, and summarize doctoral research...   [tags: research process, doctoral research, analysis]
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Embryonic Research: A Battle of Fallacies - Many women are eager to become a mother, but infertility prevents some women from satisfying this need. To counter this widespread problem, we develop reproductive choices. One of the most important choices is in vitro fertilization. Even though this method significantly increases pregnancy rate in infertile women, it comes with the problem. Underlying in vitro fertilization is research on living human embryos. We need to research on countless living embryos in order to develop clinical in vitro fertilization....   [tags: Medical Research]
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What Are the Dangers of Paranormal Research? - What are the dangers of paranormal research. John, being bored, turned to his good friend Charlie and asked if he might be interested in a little ghost hunt. They both agreed to travel to the nearby cemetery later that night. John had been watching a ghost hunting television series for weeks and became interested in re-searching the paranormal. John had watched ghost hunting expeditions so many times on tele-vision he thought he knew enough to go out and do it himself. So later that night John and Charlie had gone into the cemetery with their voice recorders, digital cameras, video cameras equipped with night vision, and a Ouija board....   [tags: Paranormal Research]
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Business Research for Decision Making - Business Research for Decision Making The work of decision making involves choosing between issues that require attention, setting goals, designing suitable courses of action and choosing among several alternatives through the evaluation of each one of the alternatives. Of great importance in decision making is the choosing between the several alternatives. The effectiveness of this work of decision making is of great importance for the well being of every business activity and determines the success of every business (Kay Miranda)....   [tags: Research Management ]
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The Importance of Stem Cell Research - Fatal diseases have been the cause of death for a large percent of the human race. About 5.8 million Americans have heart failure, 670,000 people are diagnosed with it each year, 23.6 million have diabetes, and one million live with Parkinson’s disease (Watson, Stephanie, and Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D). Diseases such as above kill off important cells that reproduce rapidly to help the body function normally. Well, what alternatives does one have to turn to when the time clock runs out for all cells, resulting in death....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Importance of Stem Cell Research - In a society where faster means better and technology has rapidly taken over the lives of people, the means of human health have changed. The advance in medical research has led to the development of using existing cells within the body and placentas of humans to heal critical injuries that usually take years to fully return to normal (Boniello). The cells are commonly referred to as stem cells which can turn into different types of cells depending on the injury, location, and what the body requires....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Animal Research: A Necessary Evil - It has long been debated as to whether it is ethical to use animals for experimentation. When considering whether animal research is ethically acceptable or not two main concerns must be raised. The first issue is whether it is absolutely necessary to use animals in order to acquire information that may contribute to the improvement of people’s health and well-being. The second issue is whether the use of animals is defendable on a moral ground. Supporters of animal research believe that animal experimentation and research is ethically acceptable as long as the treatment of the animals is humane and well-regulated....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Importance of Marketing Research - The Importance of Marketing Research This paper will outline the importance of marketing research and apply that importance to a communication to the management team at Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Products group. The discussion with management will include the use of current marketing research tools by the company today and the application of each. The premise behind marketing research helps provide a company’s decision makers the information intelligence needed to make daily decisions (McDaniel & Gates, 2006)....   [tags: Market Research ]
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Role of Research in Management - Role of Research in Management Research can be viewed from the perspective of a continuum from studies that expand knowledge about business and management in general on one end to studies that solve specific problems and add new knowledge in a limited context on the other end (Saunders, et al., 2009). Regardless of where a research project falls on the continuum, the findings can be a helpful aid to management. Generalized findings from university studies on management and human behavior theory can provide a manager with insight into handling a situation or dealing with employees, while specific studies enacted within the firm or the industry can provide management with a proper perspective...   [tags: Research Management ]
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Benefits of Stem Cell Research - Take a minute to imagine a world where some of the diseases once thought to be life threatening or altering could be cured. Diseases including lupus, Lou Gehrig’s disease, arthritis and countless others could very well be treatable. Many would consider a treatment like this to be considered a miracle, but miracle treatment is this, which can help numerous people with their pain and help alter the dismal quality of life that countless others are facing but, yet is denounced as an act against God....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Research Ethics for Graduate Students - Set 1: Question and Answers Question 1: How might one justify flipping the switch in the Trolley case but not pushing the large man off the bridge in the variation. Answer: Flipping the switch in the first case is justified because the switch operator is acting on the principle of Utilitarianism. By flipping the switch, the operator would save two people toed to the rail track and thus his actions would lead to Greatest Good for the Greatest Number (GHGN). However, in the second case where the switch-operator is faced with the situation of sacrificing the life of the fat man, then he may not be justified in doing so....   [tags: Research Ethics] 842 words
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Ethics in Social Psychological Research - Research which involves human participants who undergo uncomfortable circumstances can raise moral, social, and political concerns (Schwartz, 2001). This ensues a whole new field of research known simply as research ethics. Research ethics is generally interested in the analysis of ethical matters that arise when people are used as subjects in such studies. Research ethics requires the application of necessary ethical convention to a variety of topics involving any scientific study. There are quite a number of experiments brought to what is known as the Internal Review Board....   [tags: Research Ethics ]
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The Importance of Market Research - The Importance of Market Research This paper will examine the steps of Marketing Research and the role that it plays in the marketing mix of product, place, price and promotion. The marketing mix is guided by marketing strategy made up of factors that are under company control and collected into four groups of variables known as the four P’s: product, place, price, and promotion (Kerin, R.A., Hartley, S.W., Berkowitz, E.N., & Rudelius, W., 2009). The organization selected for this examination will be the current company with which I am employed, Apartment Management Consultants (AMC)....   [tags: Market Research ]
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Focus Groups' Role in Research - It has been decided to focus on to explain on a personal experience whereby focus groups produced positive or negative information hence anticipated as of other types of research. The importance of Focus groups providing better, or worse, information this is highlighted by Pitt-Catsouphes et al, 2006 (p.365) who states that focus groups “offers the advantage of creating inductive insight, and these insights can then be later used in the development of quantitatively instruments such as surveys”, Duarte et al, (2006, pg.202) adds that researchers may still disagree on the members emphasis....   [tags: Research Methods]
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Recall Bias in Research Design - It is most likely every major text on epidemiology involved in retrospective research is influenced by recall bias. Scientists have identified recall bias to occur when accuracy of recall regarding prior exposure is different for cases versus control (RAPHAEL, 1987). The possibility for recall bias exists whenever historical self-report information is elicited from respondents (RAPHAEL, 1987). Therefore, the potential for the occurrence is likely to be greatest in case-control studies or cross-sectional studies with retrospective elements, as well as some cohort prospective and control randomized trial designs (Hassan, 2006)....   [tags: Research Methodology]
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Schizophrenia: Critique of Research Study - Schizophrenia is the most common and complex mental disorder that has an impact on many people worldwide. Not only is the disorder complex but devastating. Schizophrenia starts in the early lives of an individual and can lead to lifelong disability (Moritz, 2010). In this paper schizophrenia will be introduced as well as why this topic and discipline were chosen. There will also be a research study that will not only be critiqued by the research that is given but also how the research was presented as well....   [tags: Research Paper]
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The Big Five Research Project - The purpose of this report is to provide answers to the questions presented in the research project in the Rasmussen general psychology class. The first question ask was what are the five personality traits according to the prominent five factor model. According to the psychology.suite101 website (Pawlik-Kienlen, 2007) the big five personality traits are as follows: • Conscientiousness - being disciplined, dedicated and organized. This also means being self disciplined and having goals in life and striving to achieve them....   [tags: Research Analysis] 887 words
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View into Tucson Research Proposal - Introduction A research conducted pertaining to a city is always concerned with a number of areas that describe it. One of the areas of study could be the lifestyle of the habitants of the city. Another area of interest could be the avenues, lanes, recreational facilities that are in the city, as well as most of the welfare amenities used to make life better for its dwellers. This is a research proposal on a study into Tucson’s geographical location and the lifestyle of its dwellers. It is concerned about the town’s positioning, strategic placement of the streets and all the developments that make the town conspicuous....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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Experimental Methods Used in Applied Research - According to Shaughnessy, Zechmeister, and Zechmeister, 2009, “in applied behavioral analysis the methods developed within the experimental analysis of behavior are applied to socially relevant problems (Shaughnessy, Zechmeister & Zechmeister, 2009, p. 317).” In this paper I will discuss some of these experimental methods used in applied research. First, I will discuss the similarities and differences between descriptive and inferential statistics, and when they should be used. In addition, I will explain the similarities and differences between single-case and small N-research designs....   [tags: Research]
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Research Methods and Design - Abstract Using required reading, discussions, and quizzes for references, I have produced in this assignment a scholarly document that addresses three topic areas: (a) philosophy of research, (b) core concept for research design, and (c), other approaches to research. I assessed explicit knowledge-base description of key concepts and questions related to the topic area. The purpose of this assignment was to demonstrate necessary proficiency in identification, articulation, and application, of related components characteristic of the social sciences....   [tags: Research Methods, Research Design]
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The Meaning of Quantitative and Qualitative Research - The Meaning of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Quantitative and Qualitative are two different forms of research that complement each other either from a numerical standpoint or a descriptive one. Quantitative research comes from a numerical perspective and qualitative research comes from more of a descriptive perspective, though they cannot be described with these specific terms, they need to be elaborated on to get more of an overall understanding. Quantitative research expresses data in a numerical fashion and its main focus is to supply information and to determine relationships between variables (Guts, 2014)....   [tags: Research, Numerical Standpoint]
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Crafting a Research Study Outline - The title of my research simulation is Early childhood caries and the effects on young children’s emotional well-being. This study will examine how parental perception of early childhood caries impacts young children’s emotional well- being. The overall goal of this study is to identify barriers to treatment of early childhood caries in preschoolers. In addition, the study will describe the 1) prevalence of ECC in a preschool population, 2) parent oral health knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors, and 3) the impact that early childhood caries have on young children’s quality of life....   [tags: Research Management ]
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Step to Developing a Research Project - This article’s main focus was prevention of falls through safety interventions. The intervention could be utilized in combination or as one, but in the end the cost was low and the patient fall rate was decreased. The falls was reduced because the problem was identified and they addressed the problem by implementing a safety strategy that would address and correct the problem. The falls rate was reduced within a time frame that was cost effective for the organization. Rognstad, M., Fredheim, O. S., Johannessen, T....   [tags: Reading, Research Question, Hypothesis]
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Qualitative Research in Instructional Technology - WHAT IS QUALITATIVE RESEARCH. One of the trends over the past decade has been the growing use of and interest in qualitative research for educational research. Qualitative research, broadly defined, means "any kind of research that produces findings not arrived at by means of statistical procedures or other means of quantification. Where quantitative researchers seek causal determination, prediction, and generalization of findings, qualitative researchers seek instead illumination, understanding, and extrapolation to similar situations....   [tags: Qualitative Research in Education]
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A Discussion of Qualitative Research - Qualitative Research This will be a discussion of qualitative research. It will define qualitative research, as well as look at the similarities and differences in the quantitative and qualitative research paradigms. Furthermore, this discussion will look into qualitative case study research and phenomenological research, with further contemplation of purposes, methods, and limitations for these two methods. Qualitative research is concerned with understanding people’s many layers of envisioned reality....   [tags: versus quantitative research]
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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research - In this paper, the author will delineate the characteristics between qualitative and quantitative research, as well as their methodologies. The purpose of this paper is to give the reader a brief glimpse behind each research approach, by determining the strengths and weaknesses of both. The terms “subjective” and “objective” will be viewed in accordance with each research paradigm by considering the role of the observer and addressing how the researcher conducts his or her analysis using these approaches....   [tags: Research Analysis ] 1735 words
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Approach to Research Studies - Approach to Research Studies The field of social science typically applies the research methods of either qualitative or quantitative concept ( ). The quantitative research strategy incorporates approaches which emphasize on quantities. The quantitative method collects data, usually by numbers, and is evaluated by numerical and automated methods. The quantitative approach to research is primarily used in research in the field of physical science (book). However, the qualitative method customarily makes use of words to clarify extensive theories that cannot be apprehended statistically, for instance in such things as: an individual’s principles, state of mind, or objectives....   [tags: Research Management ] 1054 words
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Ethical Standards in Research - Concern for risks involved in the research and the participants involved in the study is a duty of the researcher (Lindorff, 2010). Topics that an ethical researcher should consider are “justice, beneficence and respect for persons” (Lindorff, 2010, p. 53). Justice refers to fairness in selection of participants and the time required by participants. Justice relates to protecting participants but also benefiting the public, not just certain entities. There are concerns regarding non-medical research and the benefactors from the results obtained....   [tags: Ethical Research]
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Market Research Implementation Plan - Market Research Implementation Plan Disney resorts currently exist in numerous locations across the world. In an effort to expand to South America, Disney must determine how potential customers, as well as locals to the Rio de Janeiro locale would feel about the new resort. Disney must utilize marketing research to make this determination, and the following discusses the four types of research methods Disney might use. Determining the research tools is an important step for the company because they are the ones that will be used to collect and analyze the data to determine the needs of the market....   [tags: Market Research ]
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Book vs. Internet Research - It’s a wonder where society would be without the discovery of the internet. Unless you have never watched TV, listened to a radio, or read a book, you almost certainly have heard about the internet. Today very few, if any, haven’t used the internet in some aspect of their life. It is almost impossible to have not used it. Internet is installed in anything from phones to cars. If one says he or she hadn’t used it, one would be isolated from society. The mass of information that the internet brings to the table is astonishing....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Ethics on Stem Cell Research - “Bush and his allies say that frozen embryos are tantamount to humans, and therefore are no more appropriate for medical research than are death row inmates.”If this bill were to become law," Bush said yesterday, "American taxpayers would for the first time in our history be compelled to fund the deliberate destruction of human embryos."”(Babington A04) A newly born baby girl has a spinal cord issue, making for many years of rehabilitation ahead her. A mother has developed Alzheimer’s, preventing her from having a normal relationship with her family....   [tags: Research, Medical World]
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Qualitative and Quantitative Research - Qualitative and Quantitative study designs both can be beneficial in research design. They both provide valuable options for researchers in the field. These techniques can either be used separately in a research study or they can be combined to achieve maximum information. This paper will define the terms qualitative and quantitative; describe the similarities and differences between each; discuss how qualitative and/or quantitative research designs or techniques could be used in the evaluation of my proposed research; and discuss why linking analysis to study design is important....   [tags: Research Methods]
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Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods - In this paper, I will define quantitative and qualitative research methods and provide examples in the context of social issues which will hopefully provide insight into how this methods are properly applied. Social issues are very broad and diverse and are usually made up of factors or consequences which directly or indirectly affect a person or many members of a society and are considered to be problems, controversies or both and are related to moral values, therefore their immediate social environment may become vulnerable in some respect which may also effect several individuals environment and in turn society....   [tags: Qualitative Research in Education]
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Quantitative Research Article Review - Quantitative Research Article Review The quantitative research article that I chose to review was a study completed by Dougherty and Thompson (2009), found in Research in Nursing & Health. Very few researchers have focused their study on the impact of cardiac arrest and ICD implantation on a patient’s intimate partner. What little is known about caregiving responsibilities and caregiver burden after a cardiac illness or event has previously been focused on the spousal experiences following an acute myocardial infarction or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (Dougherty & Thompson, 2009)....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Validating the Research Study - To increase the reliability and validity of this research study, a pilot test was conducted with the purpose of finding possible mistakes or confusions in the instrument. As Wilson (2006) explains, a pilot study refers to developing the questionnaires with a small sample of the population and under the same circumstances as the real data collection process. The pilot test for this research study was conducted among 20 students of London Metropolitan University, specifically located at Holloway road campus....   [tags: Research Analysis ] 1153 words
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Report of Quantitative Research - EL (English Learners) students are given an added challenge of succeeding in the education system do to their lack of strong English understanding and abilities. Authors Townsend, D. and Collins, P. published the findings of their research on EL students and the advantages of a specialized learning program. Over a period of several months, the researchers studied and worked with students from a middle school in southern California. At the end of the study, it was hoped that their efforts would lead to an improvement in the students who participated in the programs understanding of English vocabulary words....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research - Qualitative and quantitative research methods take different approaches to gathering and analysing information. Whether it is a qualitative or quantitative study, the research study begins with a question or series of questions. Both use rigorously designed studies to get the most accurate, detailed and complete results. Qualitative studies common methods are interviews, surveys and observation. A qualitative study aims to provide a detailed description of the study results, often using pictures and written descriptions to describe what the research revealed....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods - Introduction The qualitative and quantitative research methods are typically applied in the field of social research. There has been a lot of debate on the relative advantages between the two designs among researchers almost more than on any other issue of methodology. The quantitative research design encompasses methods which focus on numbers, that is, quantities. The data collected in this design is usually in numbers which are then analyzed using statistical and mechanical methods. This design is highly associated with the field of science such as in practical done in a laboratory (Gall et al 2003)....   [tags: Social Research Methodology]
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Critical Analysis of Research Papers - In this paper I will critically analyse the strength and weakness of using 'qualitative and quantitative' to a specific area of social work practice. The area of choice is children's services with focus on two research findings in the area of performance measurement within social work, with special emphasis on quality services and stability of placements for children looked after away from home. The two documents will be referred as Paper one titled 'Performance Targets and stability of Placement for children Long looked After away from home' Harriet Wardan and Tricia Skuse (2002) and Paper two titled 'Defining Quality care for looked After Children: Front line Workers Perspective's on Stand...   [tags: Research Methods, Qualitative, Quantitative] 1718 words
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Qualitative Research in Social Science - The field of social science is very complex with main field branches that cover anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, social psychology, and sociology. These main branches in turn contain subfields of study and there are still other disciplines in which social research is done including criminology, demography, education, and nursing (Bernard 6). Social science research is split between the positivistic (quantitative) approach and the interpretive-phenomenological approach (qualitative)....   [tags: Social Research Methods]
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Market Research Implementation Plan - Market Research Implementation Plan Introduction There are many times throughout the product life cycle when an organization may decide to enhance or upgrade one of its products so that it can remain competitive in an ever-changing business world. The changes that the organization decides to make will have a decisive effect on the continued sale of the product. For an organization to successfully make changes that will benefit and appeal to potential customers, it must first conduct extensive market research to pinpoint the changes that will provide the greatest benefit to the sale of the product....   [tags: Market Research ]
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Applied Research - Applied Research Experimental and descriptive research designs, statistics, and inferences in psychological settings and methods differ in many ways yet have similar qualities. All psychological research follows ethical codes and regulations. Each type of experiment discussed contains similarities and differences. The importance of each research method for individuals and societies varies according to the need addressed in creating the project. Beneficial interventions and treatments are developed from the cause and effect of many research projects....   [tags: Research]
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Social Research - 5. In the sciences, there are two major approaches to research: quantitative and qualitative. At the very simplest level, qualitative approaches deal with the subjective qualities of an entity while quantitative approaches investigate their focus through objective quantities. They both offer tools to collect and analyse very specific types of data. These methods serve very different, yet vital, means. These two groups of methods differ in many ways but the greatest amount of difference can be explained by the specific paradigms that the methods subscribe to....   [tags: Research] 2419 words
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How to Create Successful Research - Contents Introduction 2 How can one measure variables 2 Indicate the difference between reliability and validity in research 3 Discuss various data collection methods 4 Indicate the role of statistics in research 4 Discuss the difference between qualitative and quantitative data analysis 4 Conclusion 4 Bibliography 5 Introduction In this document there will be a presentation of the basic terms of helping a researcher to create successful research papers .as it is always said every successful thing that being accomplished there has to be some sort of procedures to follow thru, and understanding terms that a researcher will need to understand before they can go thru w...   [tags: Measure Variables, Reliability, Validity, Research]
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Total Error in Marketing Research - Total error in marketing research is the deviation between the true value and the observed value in the project. Numerous errors can affect the quality and credibility of the research findings. Two main types of errors have been identified: Random sampling errors and Non-random sampling errors. The first derives from how well the sample selected represent the population being studied while the latter represents all types of error that may occur from sources other than sampling. Since non-sampling error is very broad it has been divided into response errors and non-response errors....   [tags: marketing research, Malhotra, Briks & Wills]
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Psychological Intervention Research Techniques - This assignment presents an analysis of various Intervention research techniques. Given that Randomized Control Trials are considered to be a gold standard for testing the efficiency and efficacy of interventions, the main focus of this assignment will be on the value of other types of intervention research techniques. For the sake of convenience most of the examples in this assignment will focus on interventions for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a disorder which is characterized by disturbances in the content of thought, perception, affect, sense of self, motivation, and behaviour....   [tags: Psychological Research Techniques]
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Mixed Methodology in the Field of Educational Research - QUESTION 1 "With the development and perceived legitimacy of both qualitative and quantitative research in social and human sciences, mixed methods research, employing the combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches, has gained popularity." (Creswell, p. 203). Describe the development of mixed methodology in educational research. Discuss the steps that need to be taken to develop a viable mixed methods research study. Evaluate and justify the appropriateness of a mixed methodology research design for a study regarding teacher's and administrator's understanding, perceptions and experiences with homeless children....   [tags: Education Research] 2463 words
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Research Analysis: A Discussion of the Four Worldviews - Introduction This paper will provide a hypothetical discussion of how each of the four “worldviews” (post-positivism, constructivism, advocacy/participatory, and pragmatism) might apply to the proposed study. It will refer to the topic paper developed during the class RSH9101B (Research Topic, Problem, Purpose, and Questions) with the assistance of Dr. Kenneth Gossett, class mentor. The portion of the Topic Paper to be used will be the problem statement, which will provide the foundation for this discussion and completion of this assignment....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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The Importance of Market Research: The Marriott Company - The Importance of Market Research: The Marriott Company The Marriott Company is a successful lodging and hospitality company. It is a company that is internationally recognized and has nearly 3,700 properties, 18 brands in 72 countries and territories worldwide (Marriott, 2012). With such success and worldwide prominence, it is no mistake that it operates with a winning formula that includes market research. "Our relentless focus on innovation and action fuel the way we do business" (Marriott, 2012)....   [tags: Market Research ]
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The Impact of New Media on Audience Research - The influences of media are growing exponentially along with the technology development in the last several centuries. Media evolves originally from the books, magazines, visual and audio recordings to television, radio and films, and now to the new media relying on the digital technologies. Nowadays, almost everyone lives with the support of new media in the daily life. Accordingly, the research of media is also dependent on the evolutions. Thus, this essay will discuss the impacts of new media on audience research from the respects of both values and challenges....   [tags: Audience Research]
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Quantitative vs Qualitative Research Design - The foundational difference between the two methodologies of quantitative and qualitative research is that they stem from differing ideas on the nature of ‘reality’. Whereas the quantitative concept of reality is an objective one proven to be true by empirical evidence, qualitative’s concept of ‘reality’ is based on personal perception. Qualitative methodology suggests that as ways of perceiving the would are unique that reality itself is subjective (Alston & Bowles, 2012, pp. 12-16). In other words, “reality is ‘socially constructed” (Alston & Bowles, 2012, p.13)....   [tags: reality, research methodology, research]
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Critical Analysis of a Social Research Study - INTRODUCTION Researches overtime includes the interpretation of social phenomenon and realities in social world. In an attempt to explain social realities, Simons and Wurtele (2010) explored inter generational cycle of violence in their study. They examined the relationships between parent’s approval and children’s approval of corporal punishment (CP), the subsequent relationship between children’s CP experience and preference for hitting to resolve interpersonal conflict. They sampled 102 families including parents and children....   [tags: Research Analysis]
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