This publication contains six articles on qualitative research, primarily in the areas of social science, business and management, and human resource development (HRD). In recent times, it would appear that qualitative research has gradually started to become more popular than quantitative research in these areas of research. Having said this, however, the papers are not entirely restricted to qualitative research. The second paper, for example, refers to ‘mixed methods’ research, which incorporates both qualitative and quantitative research, while the final paper concerns research on ‘social capital’. The editors and authors of the papers are all academics or doctoral candidates/intending academics. This volume should be of particular interest to theses examiners, doctoral supervisors, and students, particularly those interested in qualitative research in these areas.
In recent years, there has been increasing pressure on graduate students to carry out original research and to write research papers. In some educational institutions, graduate students are expected to publish papers while writing the dissertation or thesis. In any event, graduate level research is now the forefront of issues faced in graduate education, particularly, in competitive universities. The book presents original research that are particularly relevant to graduate level research, but anyone early in his/her research in computer science career might benefit from reading through the research topics covered. The book begins with a general issues related to research such as description, classification, characterization, designation, definition, etc. and then addresses the more specific topics for writing theses such as clarification, elucidation, explanation, result, etc. The latter parts center on the original research, ranging from topics in wireless networking, computational geometry, parallel and distributed algorithms for some fundamental problems in computer science to computational models, parallel and distributed computational paradigms, etc.
This book takes stock of where we are in science education research, and considers where we ought now to be going. It explores how and whether the research effort in science education has contributed to improvements in the practice of teaching science and the science curriculum. It contains contributions from an international group of science educators. Each chapter explores a specific area of research in science education, considering why this research is worth doing, and its potential for development. Together they look candidly at important general issues such as the impact of research on classroom practice and the development of science education as a progressive field of research. The book was produced in celebration of the work of the late Rosalind Driver. All the principal contributors to the book had professional links with her, and the three sections of the book focus on issues that were of central importance in her work: research on teaching and learning in science; the role of science within the school curriculum and the nature of the science education we ought to be providing for young people; and the achievements of, and future agenda for, research in science education.
This is a unique book of its kind that contains a bunch of research papers, policy papers, conceptual papers, case studies, and articles on different functionalities of management and its allied subjects. It has five sections, namely – Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, Marketing Management, Financial Management, Socio-economic issues, and Inter-disciplinary issues. The selected papers are highly relevant in present-day management research and practice. These are contributed by a group of Academicians, Research Scholars and Industry Professionals of the thirty seven Universities, Institutes, B-schools and Industries covering almost all the part of India. Apart from Indian authors, two papers are contributed by foreign author. Each section of the book consists of seven relevant papers and thus the book contains thirty five papers in total. This book covers almost every segment of the modern management research and thus framing the contours of modern management research. It is expected that the young research scholars, academicians, corporate professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders will derive considerable benefits from its reading.
Mariusz Ksiazek serves as a assistant Professor of materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials at Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Building Engineering, Wroclaw, Poland. He graduated from Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland in 1998 and received an M.S. degree in materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials a Ph.D. degree in materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials from Wroclaw University of Technology, Institute of Building Engineering in 2002 and 2004, respectively. He became a assistant Professor of structures and applied materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials at Wroclaw University of Technology at the end of 2006. His research interests include structures and applied materials science, composites, special composites and applied industrial waste materials. He has published over 50 journal papers, of which 30 are international journal papers. His research publications have been widely cited in the areas of structures and applied materials science and composites.
Chosen for the 2011 ASLI Choice – Honorable Mention (History Category) for a compendium of the key scientific papers that undergird the global warming forecast. Global warming is arguably the defining scientific issue of modern times, but it is not widely appreciated that the foundations of our understanding were laid almost two centuries ago with the postulation of a greenhouse effect by Fourier in 1827. The sensitivity of climate to changes in atmospheric CO2 was first estimated about one century ago, and the rise in atmospheric CO2 concentration was discovered half a century ago. The fundamentals of the science underlying the forecast for human-induced climate change were being published and debated long before the issue rose to public prominence in the last few decades. The Warming Papers is a compendium of the classic scientific papers that constitute the foundation of the global warming forecast. The paper trail ranges from Fourier and Arrhenius in the 19th Century to Manabe and Hansen in modern times. Archer and Pierrehumbert provide introductions and commentary which places the papers in their context and provide students with tools to develop and extend their understanding of the subject. The book captures the excitement and the uncertainty that always exist at the cutting edge of research, and is invaluable reading for students of climate science, scientists, historians of science, and others interested in climate change.
This book is designed in the light of the new guidelines of research. The 21st century is an era of globalization and technology which occupies the prime position. In this context, writing a text book on “Research Ethics in Computer Science” assumes special significance because of its importance and relevance to science and technology. We have endeavored to acquaint the readers with the tools, techniques, applications and challenges existing in the area of Computer Science. Matter in this book is the outcome of the hands-on research experience. This book is helpful for the Researchers in the field of Computer Science with theory and applications. The analysis should help shed some light on this new and exciting research and should be especially useful to professionals in Computer Science in the field of Image Processing and Remote Sensing.
Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 35, Issue 1, 74th Conference on Glass Problems S.K. Sundaram, Editor In continuing the tradition that dates back to 1934, this volume is a collection of 25 papers presented at the 74th Glass Problems Conference, October 14–17, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. These papers are essential reading for all who need to stay abreast of the latest research in the glass manufacturing field. Content is grouped into the below five sections: Batching and Forming Glass Melting Modeling, Sensing and Control Refractories I Refractories II
Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, poster presentations, and other forms of science writing. The sixth edition features an expanded and revised chapter 1 on research strategies and sources, a greater diversity of examples from different subdisciplines (molecular biology, animal ecology, and genetics), and new technology tips throughout for searching databases and using software designed for charts, graphs, note-taking, and documentation.
It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the National Conference on Advances in Materials Science and Technologies (AMST-2012) in Warangal, India. This conference provides an excellent venue to present the latest research results, innovative ideas and experience on current developments in the field of materials science and related technologies. This program is made up of contributed research and technical papers over a wide range of topics including phosphors, NLO materials, magnetic materials, multifunctional materials,semi-conducting materials and nano materials etc. The primary objective of this conference is to provide academic and technical professionals a unique opportunity to discuss recent developments in the related subjects both theory and experimental. The call for papers attracted a large number of scientists from all the corners of the country, India. After review, the technical committee finally accepted 47 papers for the publication in this proceedings.
Introduction to Research Methods and Proposal Writing-1 is designed in response to numerous calls from students in universities and colleges, beginner research scientists, consultants and research assistants to grasp basic concepts, methods and techniques in social science research procedures. The book introduces readers to the evolution of social science research and gives a general overview of what social science research is and what it is not. Forms and types of social science research, research proposal design, methods and data collection techniques are discussed in details to enable students and beginner researchers explore innovative and goal oriented ways of writing excellent research reports, thesis and dissertations. Introduction to Research Methods and Proposal Writing-volume 1, however, does not discuss basic statistics and presentation of graphical data aspects of social science research methods. These are treated separately in ‘Introduction to Research Methods and Proposal Writing-volume 2’ by the same author. Readers are advised to get both volumes in order to maximise their research methods and report writing acumen.
Teacher plays a pivotal role in the process of education. Science teaching at primary level in developing countries is of very poor quality. This book is based on research on science teaching at primary level. Research evidences showed that teachers lack at competencies required in teaching science. This research was undertaken to study the competencies of primary science teachers and a model for developing these competencies were developed and tested.
Dr. Asma Kashif Shahzad is the Head of department of Humanities, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Vehari Campus. She has a vast experience of academics and in Research. She is the author of many research papers in various fields of English Linguistics. Hafiz Sajjad Hussain is the M.Phil Scholar of The Islamia University of Bahawalpur and the author of 3 books. He has many research papers and projects of International Research Society and the member of Oxford Linguistics Society.
This study is reporting on a search of scholarly literature for the period 1996 to 2010. The research identified sixty-two research papers using the business model frameworks. These papers were analyzed according to the research fields in which the studies were published, the industries involved, and the focus of the studies. The contribution of this paper is to identify and organize business model studies in such a way that these studies prove relevant to other management research.
This volume elaborates on various dimensions of social science research in India, presenting a strong case for designing a comprehensive national social science policy which can meaningfully strengthen and promote a research ecosystem for improved public policymaking in the country. Addressing issues like lack of funding, availability of data, infrastructure, and quality of research output, it will serve as a national benchmark and reference database for social sciences in India.
Dr. Akindele M. Ige is a writer who hails from Akure in Ondo State, Nigeria. He attended St. Thomas’s Anglican Primary School, Akure between 1974 and 1980. He had secondary education between 1980 and 1985, studied for first- degree (B.ED in Biology-Education) at Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti, Master degree (M.ED in Educational management) at University of Ibadan, Nigeria between 1997 and 1998, and PhD (in Educational planning) at University of Benin, Nigeria in 2010. He is also a Deputy Director in Ondo State Ministry of Education, Nigeria. He had written many books on Biology, Integrated Science and Education, and contributed articles and research papers to many journals, as well as presented papers at workshops and conferences.
This is a comprehensive introduction to research design for university students at all levels across the whole range of political science, including international relations and public administration. It covers the key steps in the research process and explains the logic and detail of a variety of classic and cutting-edge methods. Based on a pluralistic approach, the text endorses both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and outlines the strengths and limitations of different designs for addressing particular research goals. Giving accessible and practical advice, without use of mathematical formulas or formalized notation, this clear and engaging book features many examples of real political science research, and will enable readers to design their own research projects as well as to critically evaluate existing research in the social sciences.
Scientomentrics was the result from statistical studies of bibliographies and databases. In the present context, scientometrics is a type of research method used in the library and information science for measuring the production and dissemination of different branches of human knowledge, particularly scientific knowledge. In order to trace the growth of literature on computer science, the study on aspects like -Growth of ACM’s journals and distribution of literature; chronological distribution of literature of ACM journals; growth of trust areas study in the computer science; and growth of research workers in the computer science; keywords distribution and citation analysis was conducted. It has been noticed that China has been growing fast as compare to India in computer science. A large number of papers contributed by the highly productive authors were in collaboration or joint authorship. The distribution of keywords shows that the studies have been conducted in a large number of areas of study in computer science.
This book contains a cluster of thoughtful and philosophical research papers, policy papers, conceptual papers, case studies, and articles on different functionalities of management and its allied subjects so as to understand how the academics of the relevant discipline view the present shop-floor scenario. The book will provide a bird’s-eye view on the emerging trends in researches on management and its allied subjects. The book has four sections, namely Financial Management Section, Human Resource Management Section, Marketing Management Section, and the Section of Inter-disciplinary issues. Every section consists of seven papers and thus the book contains twenty eight papers in total. The papers are contributed by a group of academicians, research scholars and industry professionals of Central Universities, State Universities and other reputed B-schools and industries of India, USA and Mexico. As such, it is expected that the young research scholars, academicians, corporate professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders of different parts of the globe will derive considerable benefits from its reading.
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Science emphasizes the research and theory most central to modern cognitive science: computational theories of complex human cognition. Additional facets of cognitive science are discussed in the handbook's introductory chapter.
This book provides a widespread knowledge about research procedures. There are various procedures in research process. It is therefore necessary to make students understand the basic concepts and different methods of research, with special reference to social science research. Research is one of the most important components in sustainable development, it is necessary to provide the students basic knowledge about research methods and techniques. The book covers different aspects such as basic concepts of research, types of research, preparation of research proposals, sampling methods, data collection methods, data analysis methods and preparation of research report. It is hoped that this book will be provided a sound knowledge to the students and academicians for learning and understanding of research methods and techniques in social science research.
The present research reviews the managerial literature concerning the balance between exploration and exploitation. With this regard, 56 empirical studies published on 19 journals have been selected and analyzed. Papers cover multiple research issues, adopt several methodological approaches, such as case study, econometric, and simulation techniques, and are distinguished according to the level of analysis: individual, single organization, or interorganizational context. Each of these research streams is discussed presenting the papers in terms of methodology and results. Finally, some unanswered questions and promising directions for future researches are provided.
Author’s first book “The Linguistics Research in India. Vol-1” published in July, 2011, introduces 10 research papers collected from various Indian universities and different research scholars to focus only on Indian research in the area of Language/literature. The second Volume of the book contains 14 Research papers. This Volume is unique in the sense that the published papers have been written by scholars from India and other foreign countries such as Sudan, Yemen and Pakistan. These foreign scholars are mostly from the renowned Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and working in a distinguished position. Here, attention has been made to express their ideas especially on the Arab students EFL learning and teaching methodology. This second Volume remains the most practical guide for scholars and teachers who wish to have a better understanding of language research. This book is also structured around the standard format in which components of a typical research report appear in most research journals. Issues such as research design, data collection methods, and data handling procedures, are discussed at a level that is understandable and useful to the learner consumer.
This portfolio of three papers focused on the resource-based view of competitive advantage in e- Commerce capabilities. The three papers are titled; Research Paper 1: The Competitive Advantage of e- Commerce Models. Research Paper 2: Development of e-Commerce Capability Instrument Using the Resource-based View Perspective and Its Measurement of Firm-level Performance. Research Paper 3: The Influence of e-Commerce Disadvantage on e-Commerce Business Performance.
The book entitled “Review on Material Science Research Characterization Techniques(Vol.I)” has been written for upcoming research students. The book is enriched with introduction and theory part of promptly used material science experimental techniques like: Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Hot Disc Thermal constant Analyzer, Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA), Electrometer and optical spectroscope for respective aspects, in brief. The book is saturated with well illustrated diagrams and much needed text. Language of the text is lucid and easy to understand.
We can see that most of the Educational Research is not relevant at present time. Education is a social science so we should adopted qualitative research approaches for the usability of Educational Research. This book contains meaning of qualitative research,definition,nature of qualitative research, issues in qualitative research, different qualitative research methods, data analysis techniques and report writing.
The national science education standards in many countries require teachers to teach science using inquiry. But, many science teachers do not get the opportunity to learn science through inquiry and other research-based strategies. The monograph describes some research –based strategies to improve chemistry teaching based on the research and development work of the author. The topics include: field-tested chemical demonstrations , guided inquiry labs, a new research –based model of professional development using guided inquiry labs, an experimental study on effect of inquiry teaching on student learning, an action research on guided inquiry, a professional development model for chemistry teachers based on graduate level content and pedagogy, a new peer-tutoring model to improve student success in introductory college chemistry, and a dream futuristic curriculum project in chemistry. The monograph with plenty of teaching and learning resources is a journey to the wonderful world of chemistry. Science teachers, college chemistry instructors, science educators, or anyone else interested in chemistry should find the monograph useful and exciting.
Materials science and engineering professionals from around the world gathered at the TMS 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibition to network, present the latest research and industrial applications, and collaborate on ways to further innovation and advancement in the field. The meeting featured more than 70 symposia and some 3,000 presentations. The Supplemental TMS 2011 Proceedings collect some of the most important papers presented at the meeting, giving readers the opportunity to benefit from the latest discoveries in mineral, metals, and materials research. Topics cover everything from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and advanced materials applications. Moreover, you'll learn about the latest research efforts within the industry to develop sustainable, environmentally friendly products and processes.