background preloader

Research Skills

Facebook Twitter

Action Research @ actionresearch.net. Jean McNiff - Action Research. Action Research Made Simple. Introduction-to-Research-and-Research-Methods.pdf.

Data Sets

StatNotes: Topics in Multivariate Analysis, from G. David Garson at North Carolina State University, Public Administration Program. Looking for Statnotes?

StatNotes: Topics in Multivariate Analysis, from G. David Garson at North Carolina State University, Public Administration Program

StatNotes, viewed by millions of visitors for the last decade, has now been converted to e-books in Adobe Reader and Kindle Reader format, under the auspices of Statistical Associates Publishers. The e-book format serves many purposes: readers may cite sources by title, publisher, year, and (in Adobe Reader format) page number; e-books may be downloaded to PCs, Ipads, smartphones, and other devices for reference convenience; and intellectual property is protected against piracy, which had become epidemic. Click here to go to the new Statnotes website at . Or you may use the Google search box below to search the website, which contains free e-books and web pages with overview summaries and tables of contents.

Or you may click on a specific topic below to view the specific overview/table of contents page. Statistics booklist. Social Research Methods. Hawthorne effect. Aerial view of the Hawthorne Works, circa 1920.

Hawthorne effect

History[edit] The term was coined in 1950 by Henry A. Landsberger[3] when analysing earlier experiments from 1924–1932 at the Hawthorne Works (a Western Electric factory outside Chicago). The Hawthorne Works had commissioned a study to see if their workers would become more productive in higher or lower levels of light. The workers' productivity seemed to improve when changes were made, and slumped when the study ended. This effect was observed for minute increases in illumination. Although illumination research of workplace lighting formed the basis of the Hawthorne effect, other changes such as maintaining clean work stations, clearing floors of obstacles, and even relocating workstations resulted in increased productivity for short periods.

Interpretations and views vary. Evaluation of the Hawthorne effect continues in the present day.[11][12][13] Relay assembly experiments[edit] Bank wiring room experiments[edit] Richard E. Research 3.0: driving the knowledge economy. Digital technologies are rapidly changing the type of research we can tackle and the way researchers work.

Research 3.0: driving the knowledge economy

How will research be in future? As the key provider of the digital infrastructure for UK higher education and research, JISC is seeking answers to this question during the Research 3.0 campaign. See our Research 3.0 video8 for more about the issues we’re addressing, go to our blog9 to give your views and say what are the important issues for you, or see what others are saying.

Writing

DiRT Digital Research Tools. Online research tools: cloudscape. PREST: Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training in Open and Distance Learning: User Guide. Description.

PREST: Practitioner Research and Evaluation Skills Training in Open and Distance Learning: User Guide

Mendeley. The Digital Researcher - IOE LibGuides. Twitter is a real-time network that connects you to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what you find interesting.

The Digital Researcher - IOE LibGuides

Simply find the accounts you find most compelling and follow. Information can be very immediate and you can see what is 'trending' before it hits the main news. Each Tweet is 140 characters long, but don’t let the small size fool you—you can discover a lot in a little space. You can see photos, videos and conversations directly in Tweets to get the whole story at a glance, and all in one place. You don’t have to tweet to get value from Twitter If you have a smartphone or tablet you can access twitter anytime, anywhere there is a phone or wifi signal. You don’t have to build a web page to surf the web, and you don’t have to tweet to enjoy Twitter. Keeping Up With... Altmetrics. This edition of Keeping Up With… was written by Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt.

Keeping Up With... Altmetrics

Robin Chin Roemer is Instructional Design and Outreach Services Librarian at University of Washington Libraries, email: robincr@uw.edu. Rachel Borchardt is Science Librarian at American University Library, email: borchard@american.edu. Introduction to Altmetrics Cites. Tweets. Into this setting, enter altmetrics. In this Keeping Up With… edition, we look at key points in the rapid development of altmetrics, from its 2010 origins to its more recent relevance to librarians and administrators. Mapping and analysing prospective technologies for learning - Education policy. Publication details EU policies call for the strengthening of Europe’s innovative capacity and it is considered that the modernisation of Education and Training systems and technologies for learning will be a key enabler of educational innovation and change.

Mapping and analysing prospective technologies for learning - Education policy

This report brings evidence to the debate about the technologies that are expected to play a decisive role in shaping future learning strategies in the short to medium term (5-10 years from now) in three main learning domains: formal education and training; work-place and work-related learning; re-skilling and up-skilling strategies in a lifelong-learning continuum.

This is the final report of the study ‘Mapping and analysing prospective technologies for learning (MATEL)' carried out by the MENON Network EEIG on behalf of the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies. Corporate author(s): European Commission, Joint Research Centre Private author(s): Capacity. Methodological Paradigms in Educational Research Introduction: divisions, issues, and debates For the newcomer to educational research, and even for those already familiar with the scene, there is now a baffling array of different approaches advertised and practised.

Capacity

The days are long gone when the main internal divisions were marked by the disciplines (psychology and sociology, but also philosophy and history), each adopting one major methodological approach. Now, the disciplines have become less salient, and are in any case themselves internally diverse; so that what we have is a large and complex field in which work of sharply different kinds is carried out, accompanied by debates in which a disparate collection of theoretical and methodological labels are deployed. Some of the issues which divide educational researchers today include: These are just a few of the issues that have been, and continue to be, widely discussed.

Research Tools + OER