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Research in Medicine: Planning a Project - Writing a Thesis
10 April 2011

Research in Medicine: Planning a Project - Writing a Thesis

Research in Medicine: Planning a Project - Writing a Thesis by Usher-Smith Juliet, Murrell George, Ellis Harold, and Huang Christopher

Cam-idge | 2010 | ISBN: 0521132282 | 144 pages | PDF | 12 MB

Health professionals are increasingly drawn towards research in the course of their training, often with little guidance on the skills and techniques required. This practical text provides essential advice to guide the beginner through the processes involved in selecting, organizing, funding, undertaking, evaluating and publishing a biomedical research project, and completing a postgraduate qualification. Cartoon illustrations provide a wry commentary on the ups and downs of life in research.
Thesis and Dissertation: A Handbook for Supervisors
3 July 2011

Thesis and Dissertation: A Handbook for Supervisors


Thesis and Dissertation: A Handbook for Supervisors by Brian Paltridge, Sue Starfield


Ro.tledge | 2007 | ISBN: 0415371708 | 189 pages | PDF | 12 MB



The relationship of supervisor to student has traditionally been seen as one of apprenticeship, in which much learning is tacit, with the expectation that the student will become much like the tutor. The changing demographics of higher education in conjunction with imperatives of greater accountability and support for research students have rendered this scenario both less likely and less desirable and unfortunately many supervisors are challenged by the task of guiding non-native speaker students to completion. This handbook is the ideal guide for all supervisors working with undergraduate and postgraduate non-native speaker students writing a thesis or dissertation in English as it explicitly unpacks thesis writing, using language that is accessible to research supervisors from any discipline.
Visualizing Research: A Guide To The Research Process In Art And Design
27 February 2011

Visualizing Research: A Guide To The Research Process In Art And Design

Visualizing Research: A Guide To The Research Process In Art And Design

2004 | 214 | ISBN: 0754635775 | PDF | 2 Mb

Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a 'journey of exploration'. For use with a formal programme of study, from masters to doctoral level, the book derives from the creative relationship between research, practice and teaching in art and design. It extends generic research processes into practice-based approaches more relevant to artists and designers, introducing wherever possible visual, interactive and collaborative methods. The Introduction and Chapter 1 'Planning the Journey' define the concept and value of 'practice-based' formal research, tracking the debate around its development and explaining key concepts and terminology. 'Mapping the Terrain' then describes methods of contextualizing research in art and design (the contextual review, using reference material); 'Locating Your Position' and 'Crossing the Terrain' guide the reader through the stages of identifying an appropriate research question and methodological approach, writing the proposal and managing research information. Methods of evaluation and analysis are explored, and finally strategies for reporting and communicating research findings are suggested. Appendices and a glossary are also included. Visualizing Research draws on the experience of researchers in different contexts and includes case studies of real projects. Although written primarily for postgraduate students, research supervisors, managers and academic staff in art and design and related areas, such as architecture and media studies, will find this a valuable research reference. An accompanying website www.visualizingresearch.info includes multimedia and other resources that complement the book. ...
Traditions of Writing Research
17 November 2011

Traditions of Writing Research

Traditions of Writing Research

2009 | 464 | ISBN: 0415993385 , 0415993377 | PDF | 10 Mb

Traditions of Writing Research reflects the different styles of work offered at the Writing Research Across Borders conference. Organized by Charles Bazerman, one of the pre-eminent scholars in writing studies, the conference facilitated an unprecedented gathering of writing researchers. Representing the best of the works presented, this collection focuses solely on writing research, in its lifespan scope bringing together writing researchers interested in early childhood through adult writing practices. It brings together differing research traditions, and offers a broad international scope, with contributor-presenters including top international researchers in the field ...
DIYthemes - Thesis v2.1.2 Theme for WordPress + Skins
4 September 2013

DIYthemes - Thesis v2.1.2 Theme for WordPress + Skins


DIYthemes - Thesis v2.1.2 Theme for WordPress + Skins | 1,97 MB

If you want a beautiful web design that you can customize from the comfort of your WordPress dashboard, Thesis Skins are the answer you’ve been looking for.
With built-in tools like a patent-pending color scheme picker and golden ratio typography controls, Thesis Skins are designed to make your website more effective while letting your creativity shine.
Thesis Theme Customization User Guide Book
9 January 2011

Thesis Theme Customization User Guide Book


Thesis Theme Customization User Guide Book
English | 2009 | 120 pages | PDF | 7.5 MB

How to customize WordPress Thesis Theme? This ebook gives you a lot of step-by-step instructions about customizing Thesis theme. But you can apply it for any other WordPress themes, too.
The Writing Template Book: The MICHIGAN Guide to Writing Well and Success on High-Stakes Tests
6 November 2010

The Writing Template Book: The MICHIGAN Guide to Writing Well and Success on High-Stakes Tests


The Writing Template Book: The MICHIGAN Guide to Writing Well and Success on High-Stakes Tests


Publisher: University of Michigan Press/ESL | ISBN: 0472031937 | edition 2006 | PDF | 106 pages | 10 mb



The Writing Template Book is a practical how-to guide for academic writers. Because good writers automatically develop their own internal writing templates that impose clarity and structure on their material, this text provides template examples to help less experienced writers produce the reliable, replicable syntax that is essential to good writing. The Writing Template Book provides numerous examples and practice exercises on writing summaries, thesis sentences, introductions, conclusions, and the bodies of typical essays and papers.
Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article, Second Edition...
17 July 2013

Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article, Second Edition...
Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article, Second Edition
English | 2007 | ISBN: 0226041328 | 208 pages | PDF | 5 MB

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research
16 January 2011

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

Principles and Practice of Clinical Research

2002 | 490 | ISBN: 0122740653 | PDF | 42 Mb

This timely book on how to conduct, evaluate, and monitor clinical research was written by leading experts in the field. An important strength of the book is that many of the authors are, or have been, associated with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In fact, the text is based on a course given at the NIH and headed by the book's editor, John I. Gallin. The authors are particularly knowledgeable about NIH guidelines and regulations that govern much of the clinical research conducted in the United States. The book also contains valuable sections on how to obtain funding from the NIH for clinical research and is particularly strong in the area of ethical, regulatory, and legal issues. Given the problems with clinical research protocols that have been sufficiently serious to close down entire universities in recent years, this book clearly fulfills an important function for anyone involved in clinical research. The book is up to date and includes chapters on women and minorities, telemedicine, and animal models of human diseases, each of which is well written and informative. However, one or more separate chapters on the unique issues associated with genetics, genomics, and gene therapy would have been an appropriate and important addition to this otherwise comprehensive book. The concise initial chapters on bioethics, institutional review boards (IRBs), and data and safety monitoring provide important information needed to prepare investigators for conducting clinical research, at least as judged by the questions on several of the examinations that the NIH and my own institution require for certification to conduct clinical research. Chapter 8 presents the instructive story of the development of, and problems with, the antiviral drug fialuridine, which was ultimately found to have mitochondrial toxicity. The story is a voyage through all of the institutional and societal regulators. It is also a personal account told by a scientist who was in the middle of a stressful and at times tragic story. This chapter, like all the others, is focused on educating the reader, rather than pushing a political agenda, an approach in keeping with the spirit of the book and its roots in the NIH course on clinical research. A useful chapter written by two employees of the Food and Drug Administration describes the critical functions of this government agency in the regulation of drugs and biologic products. Although one could criticize the editor for relying so heavily on insiders to write chapters in the book, I think this is actually a strength. There are certainly many controversial issues that cause tensions between clinical researchers and the federal agencies that oversee clinical research, but the point of this book is to provide a road map that investigators can use to navigate the complexities of regulations governing clinical research. Who better to draw this map than the regulators themselves? This book will be accessible to a wide range of readers. Seasoned clinical investigators will find it a useful reference and a valuable teaching tool. Beginning students and others who are involved in clinical research but who may not have had formal training in the field will find that this book provides an excellent introduction to the key issues all clinical investigators must be familiar with. The book contains an enormous amount of useful information, which is clearly presented. For example, the chapters on legal issues are explained in terms that can readily be understood by a physician or a nurse with no legal training. Brief chapters on statistical methods cover the high points that any clinical investigator needs to be comfortable with, including randomization, calculation of the sample size, hypothesis testing, and survival analysis. The discussions of small and large clinical trials are of course generic and limited to addressing the more obvious aspects of designing trials. These chapters are not likely to obviate the need for an experienced, well-trained principal investigator to serve as a mentor for such endeavors. The brief overviews of technology transfer, telemedicine, and animal models of human disease cover topics that are so complex that entire books could be written about them. Somewhat out of place is the chapter on how to prepare scientific images for publication and display. The chapter is too brief to provide sufficiently detailed information for those not already well versed in the use of these techniques and is too superficial to interest anyone who is already producing scientific images on desktop computers. This book is much needed and provides essentially all of the basic information required by investigators involved in clinical research, from both a practical perspective and a regulatory perspective. Although it will not take the place of more in-depth books in any of the many areas it touches on, there is very little information in this well-written and comprehensive book that all clinical investigators should not be familiar with. Given the appropriate increase in attention to regulations governing clinical research, this book will be an important resource for institutional libraries and IRBs. It is an excellent starting point for those embarking on a clinical research project, as well as a valuable reference that experienced investigators will probably want to have readily available. ...
How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application: A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists
5 July 2011

How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application: A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists

How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application: A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists by Willo Pequegnat,Ellen Stover,Cheryl Anne Boyce

English | 2010 | ISBN:1441914536 | PDF | 5 Mb

Over the last fifty years behavioral and medical research has been generously supported by the federal government, private foundations, and other philanthropic organizations contributing to the development of a vibrant public health system both in the United States and worldwide. However, these funds are dwindling and to stay competitive, investigators must understand the funding environment and know how to translate their hypotheses into research grant applications that reviewers evaluate as having scientific merit. The Second Edition of ‘How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application’ is the only book of its kind written by federal research investigators which provides technical assistance for researchers applying for biobehavioral and psychosocial research funding and can give them an edge in this competitive environment. The book provides invaluable tips on all aspects of the art of grantsmanship, including: how to determine research opportunities and priorities, how to develop the different elements of an application, how to negotiate the electronic submission and review processes, and how to disseminate the findings. Charts, visual aids, Web links, an extensive real-world example of a research proposal with budget, and a "So You Were Awarded Your Grant—Now What?" chapter show prospective applicants how to: - Formulate a testworthy—and interesting—hypothesis. - Select the appropriate research mechanism. - Avoid common pitfalls in proposal writing. - Develop an adequate control group. - Conduct a rigorous qualitative inquiry. - Develop a budget justification of costs. - Develop a human subjects of animal welfare plan. - Write a data analytic plan. - Design a quality control/assurance program. - Read between the lines of a summary of the review of your application. Although its focus is on Public Health Service funding, ‘How to Write a Successful Research Grant’ is equally useful for all research proposals, including graduate students preparing a thesis or dissertation proposal. Service providers in community-based organizations and public health agencies will also find this a useful resource in preparing a proposal to compete for grant funds from state and community resources, non-government organizations, and foundations.