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Research Methods

Arteology or the Science of Artefacts, by Pentti Routio, University of Art and Design Helsinki. Artefact is anything made by man, like a work of art, building, appliance, program, or service. The science that helps making artefacts is called arteology. It gahers knowledge about artefacts, e.g. on their...

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beauty, aesthetics
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meaning, message
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ecology, environment
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economy, value, price.

Downloading "Arteology: Research of the Artefacts"

You may freely copy parts or all of Arteology, or the Science of Artefacts for your own use. You can also give copies to others, for free. For commercial use, the copyright belongs to the University of Arts and Design Helsinki (UIAH), and to the author and the translator.

A Student's Guide to Research with the WWW

Abstracts for Survey Research Methods. Here are the 221 abstracts for the Survey Research Methods sections at the joint statistical meetings in 1994

Bill Trochim's Home Page. This is a marvelous site. Check out the student projects; these were projects designed to teach research methods or to summarize WWW info on different topics.

Choosing a Research Design What Kind of Experiment Should You Do? This Web-site will serve as a tutorial on how to choose a research design. This tutorial will focus on experimental designs (as opposed to observational studies-studies that involve observing an already existing situation).

Choosing a Research Design What Kind of Experiment Should You Do? This Web-site will serve as a tutorial on how to choose a research design. This tutorial will focus on experimental designs (as opposed to observational studies-studies that involve observing an already existing situation).

Methods in Behavioral Research - User Links Page This is a web site devoted to providing quality resources for teaching, learning and research in higher education with Internet sites suggested by users.

Methods in Behavioral Research - User Links Page This is a web site devoted to providing quality resources for teaching, learning and research in higher education with Internet sites suggested by users.

Methods in Behavioral Research A good reference for research methods courses in psychology and other behavioral sciences aiming to enhance learning about and teaching research methods.

Methods in Behavioral Research A good reference for research methods courses in psychology and other behavioral sciences aiming to enhance learning about and teaching research methods.

National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) NORA is a collaborative effort between NIOSH and its many partners to guide occupational safety and health research. The Agenda identifies research priorities and opportunities. The NORA priority research areas are grouped into three categories: Disease and Injury, Work Environment and Workforce, and Research Tools and Approaches.

Q & A: What is Concept Mapping? This page is designed to provide an audience with no prior research knowledge with basic ideas of Concept Mapping.

Qualitative Research Text Resources NOVA Southeastern University. The author, Ron Chenail of NOVA Southeastern University, have been collecting links to abstracts, full-text papers, theses, and dissertations on the Internet which contain studies of or on qualitative research. Some of these sources are simple on-line reproductions of "paper" papers. Some include hypertextual tools to create a multi-layered, interconnected web of texts.

Qualitative Research Text Resources NOVA Southeastern University. The author, Ron Chenail of NOVA Southeastern University, have been collecting links to abstracts, full-text papers, theses, and dissertations on the Internet which contain studies of or on qualitative research. Some of these sources are simple on-line reproductions of "paper" papers. Some include hypertextual tools to create a multi-layered, interconnected web of texts. [Thanks to Jonathan (POSH96)! The mission of Ron Chenail's site is quite similar to our POSH Homepage, but undoubtedly there are a lot of things we can learn from NOVA.]

Quasi-Experimental Designs There are many different types of quasi-experimental designs that have a variety of applications in specific contexts. Here, the author presents a number of the more interesting or important quasi-experimental designs. By studying the features of these designs, you can come to a deeper understanding of how to tailor design components to address threats to internal validity in your own research contexts.

Quasi-Experimental Designs There are many different types of quasi-experimental designs that have a variety of applications in specific contexts. Here, the author presents a number of the more interesting or important quasi-experimental designs. By studying the features of these designs, you can come to a deeper understanding of how to tailor design components to address threats to internal validity in your own research contexts.

Research Design Tutorials. This is the section of Trochim's site that includes the design tutorials.

Research Methods Tutorials This page consists of tutorial Web projects put together by the students in HSS691: Programme Evaluation and Research Design at Cornell University. Each of these projects teaches a specific research methods topic that the student selected.

Research Pointers Page This is the place where practising researchers can pool resources and help each other locate the absolute best on the web. This page consists only of "pointers" to other pages on the web and you can help out because you can add your own pointers to your favourite web spots.

Research Skills & Strategies

Research Tools - Index Graphic Organizers

Research Tools and Approaches

Research Tools and Approaches

Securing Internal Validity - How to Avoid the Threats (Burns)

Sources of Information - Primary and Secondary

Program Evaluation

Evaluation Research
Program Evaluation: Methods and Case Studies, 5/e By Emil J. Posavac, Loyola University of Chicago and Raymond G. Carey, R.G. Carey and Associates. Recommended for those interested in program evaluation research. Copy available in PolyU Library. (Call No. H62.5.u5 P62) Book preview on next page.
Other reference materials relating to Program Evaluation

Education Research and Development

Institute for Education Research in Central Asia
Research Methodologies : Macrolevel Research in Education, Microlevel Research in Education

Action Research

Archives in Safety Research Knowledge Base

Other Online References

Educational Research Methods, Centre for Higher Education Development, Conventry University


Reading List

Research Idea / Problem Formulation
Planning Small Scale Research
Literature Review
- How to write a literature review in the sciences
- A Guide to Literature Review
- Literature Review - A nice, concise description of how to do a literature search.
Research Methods Tutorials This page consists of tutorial Web projects put together by the students in HSS691: Programme Evaluation and Research Design at Cornell University. Each of these projects teaches a specific research methods topic that the student selected.
Q & A: What is Concept Mapping? This page is designed to provide an audience with no prior research knowledge with basic ideas of Concept Mapping.
Reliability and Validity. Can you define them? Here is a review.
Reliability and Validity: What's the Difference?

Referencing & Citation

Citation and Referencing - To be used for all POSH Assignments