What are the most effective methods to code and analyze data for a particular study? This book reviews the selection criteria for coding and analyzing any set of data--whether qualitative, quantitative, mixed, or visual. The authors systematically explain when to use verbal, numerical, graphic, or combined codes, and when to use qualitative, quantitative, graphic, or mixed-methods modes of analysis.
There is no singular 'best' method of research. The differing nature of research endeavors warrant multiple ways of generating knowledge, sharing knowledge, and avoiding errors. This is a collection of innovative findings on the methods and applications of research in scholarly publishing, ranging from the analyzation of mixed methods and qualitative/quantitative research, to Dewey's scientific method and more from a cross-disciplinary viewpoint.
Describes consensual qualitative research (CQR), an inductive method characterized by open-ended interview questions, small samples, a reliance on words over numbers, the importance of context, an integration of multiple viewpoints (for example, the consensus of the research team and auditors), and a high emphasis on rigor and replicability. CQR is especially well suited to research that requires rich descriptions of inner experiences, attitudes, and convictions, and is therefore widely used by psychotherapy researchers.
Essentials of Descriptive-Interpretive Qualitative Research
Call Number: BF76.5 .E435 2021 (4th floor)
Principles for using a generic approach to descriptive-interpretive qualitative research.
Illustrates the various modes of representation and analysis that typify participant observation research.
Call Number: GN346.4 .D48 2011 (4th floor)
Basic primer for the beginning researcher and as a useful reference and guide for experienced researchers in many fields who wish to reexamine their own skills and abilities in light of best practices of participant observation. Includes discussions of participant observation in nontypical settings, such as the Internet, participant observation in applied research, ethics of participant observation, and the use of computer-assisted analysis of textual data.
Essentials of Autoethnography
Call Number: GN346.6 .P68 2021 (4th floor)
Step-by-step guide to writing autoethnography, an approach to research and writing that seeks to describe and systematically analyze one's personal experience in various contexts, and thereby understand its cultural, social, and emotional meaning.
"A scoping review is a relatively new approach to evidence synthesis and differs from systematic reviews in its purpose and aims. The purpose of a scoping review is to provide an overview of the available research evidence without producing a summary answer to a discrete research question. Scoping reviews can be useful for answering broad questions, such as 'What information has been presented on this topic in the literature?' and for gathering and assessing information prior to conducting a systematic review."
Munn, Z., Peters, M.D.J., Stern, C. et al. Systematic review or scoping review? Guidance for authors when choosing between a systematic or scoping review approach. BMC Med Res Methodol 18, 143 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0611-x
Videos and slides from a five-part Cochrane Learning Live webinar (2017).
1. Scoping reviews: an overview with examples
2. Example: Strengthening clinical governance in low- and middle-income countries
3. Examples of non-health related scoping reviews
4. Doing scoping reviews
5. Polling questions and Q&A session
"The College of Education (COE) Research Center provides research and evaluation support to students and faculty, as well as other constituents outside of the COE. We aim to support constituents in their goals of designing contextually relevant studies and meaningful findings... Methodological consultation is available for qualitative, quantitative, and mix-methods approaches... Our support efforts also include connecting students and faculty with relevant resources such as data analysis software, readings, webinars, and other scholarly materials."