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Effective Research Methods for Any Project

By: Amanda M. Rosen,The Great Courses
Narrated by: Amanda M. Rosen
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We rely on effective research in many areas of life, and at times our lives even depend on it. But what is it that makes research effective? Any good research rests upon, above all else, method. In these 24 dynamic lectures, you’ll discover the remarkable procedures and techniques that make research such a powerful tool. This brilliantly conceived course gives you a deep, detailed, and practical guide to proper research methods - methods that are broadly applicable to all kinds of research.

As groundwork for your own research project, you’ll investigate ethics in research, the role of reviewing the scholarly literature, how to choose a topic for your research and a research question, how to choose the best research design for your project, and how to measure your data.

You’ll then study the most important categories of research design and methodology, including: 

  • The Classic Experiment - Grasp the procedure of the experiment, the hallmark of research in the sciences
  • Surveys - Learn to design and run a survey, and construct survey questions
  • Case Studies - Delve into the workings of the case study and how to choose your cases for a case study project
  • Field Research -Take a deep look at the use of interviews and how to conduct them, and at observation research, which observes the behavior of subjects in the field
  • Applied Research - Investigate action research, which seeks collaborative solutions to real-world problems

In the final section of the course, you’ll learn to analyze your data and communicate your findings. Here, you’ll study quantitative data analysis, interpreting your findings through simple statistical calculations, and qualitative data analysis, which involves discerning meaning and patterns in data. And you’ll learn how to share your findings, from the formal research report to less formal approaches. In Effective Research Methods for Any Project, you’ll gain real skill with this practical and transformative approach to knowledge creation.

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Leftist with double blind standard, propganda

If double standard could be scienticized it would become a double blind standard. A person referring to 97% "scientific" concensus as a good thing can't possibly know what she is talking about. Author presents comrade John Oliviera and shilly Billy Nyence Guy as worthy mentioning in a piece having to do with bias and ethics in science is certainly only looking to promote her communist views not to teach you anything about science. Pure propaganda piece, the authors like that are the reason science is dying and over 60% of "scientific" "experiment's" results cannot be reproduced. Gloryfying climate change "concensus" and not mentioning numerous cases of fraud in that research field is appaling. Likewise open dislike of individualism and religion bc it conflicts with authors views should have no place in any scientific work. You can either be an activist or a scientist not both crazy lady.

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T his is the best a nd easy t follow book!

If I would of had this audio book before, I would had finished.! This writer gave the reader the motivation to complete the written project. The writer focused on all the specific topics that needed to be covered, by giving the reader examples and detailed decriptions. I would recommend this book to all my scholarly friends.

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Completely disillusioned by authors sci illiteracy

At the beginning of chapter 2 the author cites the famous John Cook study claiming that 97% of scientists agree global warming is a man made threat. Anyone who has read that study and looked at the data (as I have) will know that this claim is false. Utterly and factually false, for many different reasons. There are countless debunking articles out there, for anyone not able to read the study and examine the data.

I am just completely disillusioned by the authors lack of scientific literacy after hearing this. Not taking the time to read what the study actually claims and understand how it came to this number. I just can't take a person seriously, that claims to be a teacher of good scientific method, after hearing this.

As this John Cook study, and this claim that has been popular in the media, should be a chapter in this lecture about misrepresented data rather than hailed as a fact.

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Absolutely Wonderful!

Absolutely wonderful reading. This work should be required reading for all research and doctoral students.

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Good Overall

I had trouble with some parts of this work because it felt like each sentence contained a different piece of knowledge and I typically listen while either moving between classes or driving. In these contexts I don't have the capacity to fully analyse each sentence. One way I've seen this addressed in other Great Courses, either intentionally or accidentally, is to provide either a justification or an example with each piece of information. This forces the lecturer to slow down so the distracted among us can catch up and also provides some context for those of us that have their full attention focused.

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Mostly Amazing

The book itself is very informative and very well written. However, Lecture 13 is not separated, causing it to be a 6 hours chapter.

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One of the best!!

I would rate 4.5 for contents and 5 for presentation but since there's no 4.75 rating, I'd give it a 5!!

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Comprehensive overview of research!

Great lectures! Doesn’t spend too much time on anyone topic but gives a great sampling of the prerequisite knowledge base to start a research project.

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A Useful Primer

I have just begun to investigate research roles and opportunities as part of a new role on the board of a research Foundation. This audiobook was a great primer and provided an overview of research processes and methodology.

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Excellent!

A clear, concise and accurate overview of research methodology. The performance is entertaining and sometimes fun. I warmly recommend it.

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