Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals
  • Author : Fred Pyrczak,Maria Tcherni-Buzzeo
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 2018-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781351260947

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals Book Review:

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals is a guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. It breaks down the process of evaluating a journal article into easy-to-understand steps, and emphasizes the practical aspects of evaluating research – not just how to apply a list of technical terms from textbooks. The book avoids oversimplification in the evaluation process by describing the nuances that may make an article publishable even when it has serious methodological flaws. Students learn when and why certain types of flaws may be tolerated, and why evaluation should not be performed mechanically. Each chapter is organized around evaluation questions. For each question, there is a concise explanation of how to apply it in the evaluation of research reports. Numerous examples from journals in the social and behavioral sciences illustrate the application of the evaluation questions, and demonstrate actual examples of strong and weak features of published reports. Common-sense models for evaluation combined with a lack of jargon make it possible for students to start evaluating research articles the first week of class. New to this edition New chapters on: evaluating mixed methods research evaluating systematic reviews and meta-analyses program evaluation research Updated chapters and appendices that provide more comprehensive information and recent examples Full new online resources: test bank questions and PowerPoint slides for instructors, and self-test chapter quizzes, further readings and additional journal examples for students.

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals
  • Author : Fred Pyrczak
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 162
  • Relase : 2016-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781351970471

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals Book Review:

• A supplementary guide for students who are learning how to evaluate reports of empirical research published in academic journals. • Your students will learn the practical aspects of evaluating research, not just how to apply a laundry list of technical terms from their textbooks. • Each chapter is organized around evaluation questions. For each question, there is a concise explanation of how to apply it in the evaluation of research reports. • Numerous examples from journals in the social and behavioral sciences illustrate the application of the evaluation questions. Students see actual examples of strong and weak features of published reports. • Commonsense models for evaluation combined with a lack of jargon make it possible for students to start evaluating research articles the first week of class. • The structure of this book enables students to work with confidence while evaluating articles for homework. • Avoids oversimplification in the evaluation process by describing the nuances that may make an article publishable even though it has serious methodological flaws. Students learn when and why certain types of flaws may be tolerated. They learn why evaluation should not be performed mechanically. • This book received very high student evaluations when field-tested with students just beginning their study of research methods. • Contains more than 60 new examples from recently published research. In addition, minor changes have been made throughout for consistency with the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Understanding and Evaluating Research

Understanding and Evaluating Research
  • Author : Sue L. T. McGregor
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 600
  • Relase : 2017-10-25
  • ISBN : 9781506350974

Understanding and Evaluating Research Book Review:

Understanding and Evaluating Research: A Critical Guide shows students how to be critical consumers of research and to appreciate the power of methodology as it shapes the research question, the use of theory in the study, the methods used, and how the outcomes are reported. The book starts with what it means to be a critical and uncritical reader of research, followed by a detailed chapter on methodology, and then proceeds to a discussion of each component of a research article as it is informed by the methodology. The book encourages readers to select an article from their discipline, learning along the way how to assess each component of the article and come to a judgment of its rigor or quality as a scholarly report.

Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish

Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish
  • Author : Ellen R. Girden,Robert Kabacoff
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 399
  • Relase : 2010-09-20
  • ISBN : 9781412974462

Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish Book Review:

This thoroughly updated new edition of the bestselling text trains students to critically read a research article from start to finish. Containing twenty-five engaging articles of both ideal and flawed research, it discusses how to assess them in terms of soundness of the design and appropriateness of the statistical analyses.

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals
  • Author : Fred Pyrczak
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 170
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105122231066

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals Book Review:

This supplementary guide is for students who are learning how to evaluate published reports of empirical research. Numerous excerpts from journals in the social and behavioral sciences provide examples that allow students to learn the practical aspects of evaluating research. By de-emphasizing jargon, this book allows students to begin evaluating research with confidence. New to this edition: Two new chapters on evaluating Results sections of research reports: one for quantitative research (Chapter 10) and one for qualitative research (Chapter 11).

Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation

Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation
  • Author : Henk F. Moed
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2005-07-26
  • ISBN : 1402037139

Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation Book Review:

This book is written for members of the scholarly research community, and for persons involved in research evaluation and research policy. More specifically, it is directed towards the following four main groups of readers: – All scientists and scholars who have been or will be subjected to a quantitative assessment of research performance using citation analysis. – Research policy makers and managers who wish to become conversant with the basic features of citation analysis, and about its potentialities and limitations. – Members of peer review committees and other evaluators, who consider the use of citation analysis as a tool in their assessments. – Practitioners and students in the field of quantitative science and technology studies, informetrics, and library and information science. Citation analysis involves the construction and application of a series of indicators of the ‘impact’, ‘influence’ or ‘quality’ of scholarly work, derived from citation data, i.e. data on references cited in footnotes or bibliographies of scholarly research publications. Such indicators are applied both in the study of scholarly communication and in the assessment of research performance. The term ‘scholarly’ comprises all domains of science and scholarship, including not only those fields that are normally denoted as science – the natural and life sciences, mathematical and technical sciences – but also social sciences and humanities.

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals

Evaluating Research in Academic Journals
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 9
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : OCLC:259749985

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Evaluating Research

Evaluating Research
  • Author : Francis C. Dane
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 371
  • Relase : 2010-01-06
  • ISBN : 9781412978538

Evaluating Research Book Review:

The book is intended to help students understand and interpret research articles and how to evaluate what was done in the research. It is not intended to show them how to do research but rather how to understand research articles and evaluate that research.

Research evaluation metrics

Research evaluation metrics
  • Author : Das, Anup Kumar
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • Pages : 120
  • Relase : 2015-04-27
  • ISBN : 9789231000829

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Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks
  • Author : Wendy Laura Belcher
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 351
  • Relase : 2009-01-21
  • ISBN : 9781412957014

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks Book Review:

`A comprehensive, well-written and beautifully organized book on publishing articles in the humanities and social sciences that will help its readers write forward with a first-rate guide as good company.' - Joan Bolker, author of Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day `Humorous, direct, authentic ... a seamless weave of experience, anecdote, and research.' - Kathleen McHugh, professor and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success is a revolutionary approach to enabling academic authors to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. Each week, readers learn a particular feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. At the end of twelve weeks, they send their article to a journal. This invaluable resource is the only guide that focuses specifically on publishing humanities and social science journal articles.

The Evaluation of Research by Scientometric Indicators

The Evaluation of Research by Scientometric Indicators
  • Author : Peter Vinkler
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2010-01-20
  • ISBN : 9781780630250

The Evaluation of Research by Scientometric Indicators Book Review:

Aimed at academics, academic managers and administrators, professionals in scientometrics, information scientists and science policy makers at all levels. This book reviews the principles, methods and indicators of scientometric evaluation of information processes in science and assessment of the publication activity of individuals, teams, institutes and countries. It provides scientists, science officers, librarians and students with basic and advanced knowledge on evaluative scientometrics. Especially great stress is laid on the methods applicable in practice and on the clarification of quantitative aspects of impact of scientific publications measured by citation indicators. Written by a highly knowledgeable and well-respected scientist in the field Provides practical and realistic quantitative methods for evaluating scientific publication activities of individuals, teams, countries and journals Gives standardized descriptions and classification of the main categories of evaluative scientometrics

Research Methods in Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology
  • Author : Rajiv S. Jhangiani
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 1085976920

Research Methods in Psychology Book Review:

A comprehensive textbook for research methods classes. This book is a peer-reviewed inter-institutional project

The Critical Assessment of Research

The Critical Assessment of Research
  • Author : Alan Bailin,Ann Grafstein
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 132
  • Relase : 2010-02-12
  • ISBN : 9781780630274

The Critical Assessment of Research Book Review:

This book examines the following factors: sponsorship of research, control of the dissemination of research, effects of dominant research paradigms, financial interests of authors, publishers, and editors, role of new technologies (for example, Web 2.0). It is widely accepted among researchers and educators that the peer review process, the reputation of the publisher and examination of the author's credentials are the gold standards for assessing the quality of research and information. However, the traditional gold standards are not sufficient, and the effective evaluation of information requires the consideration of additional factors. Controversies about positive evaluations of new medications that appear in peer-reviewed journals, the financial reports on Enron prior to the revelations that led to its collapse, and obstacles to the publication of research that does not conform to dominant paradigms are just a few examples that indicate the need for a more sophisticated and nuanced approach to evaluating information. Each of the factors is discussed in a factual manner, supported by many examples that illustrate not only the nature of the issues but also their complexity. Practical suggestions for the evaluation of information are an integral part of the text. Highlights frequently overlooked criteria for evaluating research Challenges the assumption that the gold standards for evaluation are sufficient Examines the role of new technologies in evaluating and disseminating research

Research Assessment in the Humanities

Research Assessment in the Humanities
  • Author : Michael Ochsner,Sven E. Hug,Hans-Dieter Daniel
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 247
  • Relase : 2018-04-22
  • ISBN : 3319804723

Research Assessment in the Humanities Book Review:

This book analyses and discusses the recent developments for assessing research quality in the humanities and related fields in the social sciences. Research assessments in the humanities are highly controversial and the evaluation of humanities research is delicate. While citation-based research performance indicators are widely used in the natural and life sciences, quantitative measures for research performance meet strong opposition in the humanities. This volume combines the presentation of state-of-the-art projects on research assessments in the humanities by humanities scholars themselves with a description of the evaluation of humanities research in practice presented by research funders. Bibliometric issues concerning humanities research complete the exhaustive analysis of humanities research assessment. The selection of authors is well-balanced between humanities scholars, research funders, and researchers on higher education. Hence, the edited volume succeeds in painting a comprehensive picture of research evaluation in the humanities. This book is valuable to university and science policy makers, university administrators, research evaluators, bibliometricians as well as humanities scholars who seek expert knowledge in research evaluation in the humanities.

Managing Scientific Information and Research Data

Managing Scientific Information and Research Data
  • Author : Svetla Baykoucheva
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Pages : 162
  • Relase : 2015-07-14
  • ISBN : 9780081002377

Managing Scientific Information and Research Data Book Review:

Innovative technologies are changing the way research is performed, preserved, and communicated. Managing Scientific Information and Research Data explores how these technologies are used and provides detailed analysis of the approaches and tools developed to manage scientific information and data. Following an introduction, the book is then divided into 15 chapters discussing the changes in scientific communication; new models of publishing and peer review; ethics in scientific communication; preservation of data; discovery tools; discipline-specific practices of researchers for gathering and using scientific information; academic social networks; bibliographic management tools; information literacy and the information needs of students and researchers; the involvement of academic libraries in eScience and the new opportunities it presents to librarians; and interviews with experts in scientific information and publishing. Promotes innovative technologies for creating, sharing and managing scientific content Presents new models of scientific publishing, peer review, and dissemination of information Serves as a practical guide for researchers, students, and librarians on how to discover, filter, and manage scientific information Advocates for the adoption of unique author identifiers such as ORCID and ResearcherID Looks into new tools that make scientific information easy to discover and manage Shows what eScience is and why it is becoming a priority for academic libraries Demonstrates how Electronic Laboratory Notebooks can be used to record, store, share, and manage research data Shows how social media and the new area of Altmetrics increase researchers’ visibility and measure attention to their research Directs to sources for datasets Provides directions on choosing and using bibliographic management tools Critically examines the metrics used to evaluate research impact Aids strategic thinking and informs decision making

Altmetrics

Altmetrics
  • Author : Robin Chin Roemer,Rachel Borchardt
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 42
  • Relase : 2015-07-13
  • ISBN : 0838959652

Altmetrics Book Review:

This issue of 'Library Technology Reports' introduces the concept of altmetrics in relation to existing citation-based research metrics, positioning its use in the larger academic community. Discussing both the promise and the controversy of altmetrics, the authors offer practical guidance on many topics.

Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings

Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings
  • Author : George A. Morgan,Jeffrey A. Gliner,Robert J. Harmon
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Pages : 382
  • Relase : 2006-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781135604530

Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings Book Review:

Clinically oriented professionals and students need to understand and evaluate the research and statistics in professional articles, especially given today's emphasis on evidence-based practice. This book demonstrates how the research approach and design help determine the appropriate statistical analysis. Understanding and Evaluating Research in Applied and Clinical Settings features: *short, independent, chapters that do not have to be read in order; *a guide to understanding why a particular statistic was selected; *an emphasis on effects sizes including measures of risk potency; *numerous cross-disciplinary examples to illustrate the material; and *methods to help determine practical and clinical significance and their relation to meta-analysis and evidence-based practice. This book is intended for practitioners and students in psychology, education, counseling, mental and allied health, nursing, and medicine, and as a text for courses on understanding research methods and statistics.

Evaluating Academic Legal Research in Europe

Evaluating Academic Legal Research in Europe
  • Author : Rob van Gestel,Andreas Lienhard
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 9781788115506

Evaluating Academic Legal Research in Europe Book Review:

Legal academics in Europe publish a wide variety of materials including books, articles and essays, in an assortment of languages, and for a diverse readership. As a consequence, this variety can pose a problem for the evaluation of academic legal research. This thought-provoking book offers an overview of the legal and policy norms, methods and criteria applied in the evaluation of academic legal research, from a comparative perspective.

The Institutionalisation of Evaluation in Europe

The Institutionalisation of Evaluation in Europe
  • Author : Reinhard Stockmann,Wolfgang Meyer,Lena Taube
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 522
  • Relase : 2020-04-10
  • ISBN : 9783030322847

The Institutionalisation of Evaluation in Europe Book Review:

This book examines the progress of institutionalisation of evaluation in European countries from various perspectives. . It describes both prior developments and current states of evaluation in 16 European countries and across the European Union (EU), focussing on three dimensions, namely the political, social and professional systems. These detailed country reports, which have been written by selected researchers and authors from each of the respective countries, lead to a concluding comparison and synthesis. This is the first of four volumes of the compendium The Institutionalisation of Evaluation to be followed by volumes on the Americas, Africa and Australasia. The overall aim is to provide an interdisciplinary audience with cross-country learning to enable them to better understand the institutionalisation of evaluation in different nations, world regions and different sectors.

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

Fundamentals of Social Work Research
  • Author : Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Pages : 396
  • Relase : 2009-10-09
  • ISBN : 9781412954167

Fundamentals of Social Work Research Book Review:

Fundamentals of Social Work Research is a briefer, but thoroughly re-worked version of the Engel and Schutt′s The Practice of Research in Social Work 2e which will provide an engaging text for introductory social work research classes. The Practice of Research in Social Work introduced research methods as an integrated set of techniques to investigate social work practice methods and problems. The brief edition will continue to integrate substantive practice-related examples with research techniques, present ethical decision making as a part of every aspect of the research design process, and infuse content on diversity and populations at risk throughout the text. The format is appropriate for courses in social work research methods which are one quarter or one semester in length.