New & noteworthy: Statistics and Research Methods

February 28, 2013

Ethics Protocols and Research Ethics Committees: Successfully Obtaining Approval for your Academic Research

Authors: Dan Remenyi, Nicola Swan and Ben Van Den Assem
Edition: First
Publisher: Academic Publishing International
Pages: 136
Price: £19.00
ISBN: 9781906638993

This guide offers practical advice on obtaining the approval of an institution’s ethics committee before carrying out research, a process that can be challenging for many research degree candidates. Additional background information on research ethics aims to offer a clearer understanding of the requirements involved. Visit Academic Conferences & Publishing International to complete the form and receive a free copy of this book in ePub format. This offer is available to Times Higher Education readers until 31 March 2013.


Scientific Method in Brief

Author: Hugh G. Gauch Jr
Edition: First
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 303
Price: £24.99
ISBN: 9781107666726

The examples and case studies used in this guide to the fundamental principles of the scientific method span the physical, biological and social sciences. They include applications in agriculture, engineering and medicine, and explore science’s relationship with the humanities.


A Student Guide to Effective Research Questionnaires and Surveys

Author: Nick Evans
Edition: First
Publisher: Nick Evans
Pages: 151
Price: £5.49
ISBN: 9780957306103 (e-book only)

Available only via iTunes and written by the former head of education marketing for Apple in the UK, this text covers setting objectives, constructing questions, creating effective answer types, delivering questionnaires accessibly, analysing responses, and using statistical and analytical tools to best exploit responses.


Research Methods

Authors: Donald H. McBurney and Theresa L. White
Edition: Ninth
Publisher: Cengage
Pages: 480
Price: £47.99
ISBN: 9781133309598

Aimed at psychology students, the latest international edition of this best-selling text presents an overview of all the stages of the research process. Using various problems from the relevant literature, it also illustrates creative ways to design and conduct effective research.


Focus Group Research

Authors: Martha Ann Carey and Jo-Ellen Asbury
Edition: First
Publisher: Left Coast Press
Pages: 118
Price: £61.95 and £18.50
ISBN: 9781611322552, 22569 and 26949 (e-book)

Intended as a comprehensive introduction to creating and conducting focus group research projects, this volume offers background on the history of focus groups and documents best practice in running studies that use them.


A Student’s Guide to Methodology

Authors: Peter Clough and Cathy Nutbrown
Edition: Third
Publisher: Sage
Pages: 288
Price: £75.00 and £24.99
ISBN: 9781446208618, 208625 and 258620 (e-book)

New in this version are guidance on research ethics, more international examples and perspectives, up-to-date coverage of online research methods and a companion website featuring PowerPoint slides for lecturers.

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