Social Science Research Methodology: Concepts, Methods and Computer Applications

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Author: George Kanire

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656329877

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

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Document from the year 2012 in the subject Communications - Methods and Research Logic, Kampala International University, course: undergraduates and graduates, language: English, abstract: Researches fundamentals are of great importance in disciplines and interested people on searching various knowledge or solution to a phenomenon. The main purpose of the book is to share scholarly knowledge about research and its complexity. This book can be used to train the basics and techniques involved on doing inquiries from different views. The experience shows that, no one single cure for all diseases. So when comes to research, there is no single research methodology or technique which fits all circumstances. Hence, the book tries to identify a family of approaches towards various research situations and distinguish their outcomes. Thus, various disciplines example human resource management, accounts and project management have different environmental set up i.e. matters in question, study elements involved and the study plan can determine research context. The study consulted scholars in different disciplines through their publications that explain various research methodologies. Generally the books highlighted some technical guide lines on conducting researches and report writing which provide overview on research plans. In chapter one, the book tried to explain how to choose among the methods of inquiries. It includes the meaning of research, research approaches and types. Chapter two addressing the types of variables deployed in a study. Either, chapter three tells how to generate research idea. Rather, the book through chapter four described how to develop a re-searchable topics. Meanwhile chapter five gives explanation on how to carry out literature survey that forms a crucial party of studies. Then chapter six is critically explain research designs and research management. The book concludes with the application of computer software in research process. Therefore, the book intended to guide researchers, academician and groom young researchers to conduct different inquiries. This is due to the fact that, human activities and environmental changes created complexity in life as well as challenges. So far; challenges need answers from fundamental questions such as what, where, who and how. It is the main reason for interested groups such as researchers, academician and practitioners to seek guidance during research. This is done to attain answers towards fundamental questions.

Software Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Tiako, Pierre F.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605660612

Category: Computers

Page: 3994

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Includes articles in topic areas such as autonomic computing, operating system architectures, and open source software technologies and applications.

Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Dasgupta, Subhasish

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605669857

Category: Computers

Page: 2719

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Uncovers the growing and expanding phenomenon of human behavior, social constructs, and communication in online environments.

Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522576649

Category: Education

Page: 2194

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In a diverse society, the ability to cross communication barriers is critical to the success of any individual personally, professionally, and academically. With the constant acceleration of course programs and technology, educators are continually being challenged to develop and implement creative methods for engaging English-speaking and non-English-speaking learners. Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source that examines the relationship between language education and technology and the potential for curriculum enhancements through the use of mobile technologies, flipped instruction, and language-learning software. This multi-volume book is geared toward educators, researchers, academics, linguists, and upper-level students seeking relevant research on the improvement of language education through the use of technology.

Software Design and Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466643021

Category: Computers

Page: 2348

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Innovative tools and techniques for the development and design of software systems are essential to the problem solving and planning of software solutions. Software Design and Development: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications brings together the best practices of theory and implementation in the development of software systems. This reference source is essential for researchers, engineers, practitioners, and scholars seeking the latest knowledge on the techniques, applications, and methodologies for the design and development of software systems.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522561935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1655

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The decisions a corporation makes affect more than just its stakeholders and can have wide social, environmental, and economic consequences. This facilitates a business environment built around the practical regulations and transparency necessary to ensure ethical and responsible business practice. Corporate Social Responsibility: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source on the ways in which corporate entities can implement responsible strategies and create synergistic value for both businesses and society. Highlighting a range of topics such as company culture, organizational diversity, and human resource management, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for business executives, managers, business professionals, human resources managers, academicians, and researchers interested in the latest advances in organizational development.

Computer Systems and Software Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522539247

Category: Computers

Page: 2087

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Professionals in the interdisciplinary field of computer science focus on the design, operation, and maintenance of computational systems and software. Methodologies and tools of engineering are utilized alongside computer applications to develop efficient and precise information databases. Computer Systems and Software Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on trends, techniques, and uses of various technology applications and examines the benefits and challenges of these computational developments. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as utility computing, computer security, and information systems applications, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, students, web designers, software developers, and practitioners interested in computer systems and software engineering.

Methods of Educational and Social Science Research

The Logic of Methods, Third Edition

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Author: David R. Krathwohl

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478634251

Category: Education

Page: 755

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As the new subtitle indicates, the book emphasizes the logic of methods to provide the student a solid basis for future methodology changes, enhancing the integrated approach of the previous edition. Among the author’s many goals are for users to: understand research’s contribution to knowledge building as a social process through which findings become accepted as knowledge; acquire the background to read, analyze, and understand research using a variety of approaches as well as the hallmarks necessary to evaluate each method; and realize that the responsibility for ethical research is fundamentally theirs and that value choices are involved, beginning with the choice of research problem. Updates to the new edition include an extensive example of the use of the computer in the literature search and a new chapter on the reflective researcher. The expanded treatment of qualitative research includes the pros and cons of using software in qualitative analysis. Conceptual analysis, an important concept missing from the second edition, has returned by request because of its widely employed logic in both qualitative and quantitative methods. The author has acknowledged the troublesome nature of the concepts internal validity and external validity and has more clearly defined these important foundational concepts as Internal Integrity and External Generality. Useful tools to facilitate learning include additional reading lists, important terms and concepts, tips on effective research methods and hallmarks of methods, application problems and exercises, a glossary, and an appendix on writing a research proposal. A Web site is available with auxiliary learning enhancements and updates.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Macroeconomics

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Author: Nigar Hashimzade,Michael A. Thornton

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857931024

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

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This comprehensive Handbook presents the current state of art in the theory and methodology of macroeconomic data analysis. It is intended as a reference for graduate students and researchers interested in exploring new methodologies, but can also be employed as a graduate text. The Handbook concentrates on the most important issues, models and techniques for research in macroeconomics, and highlights the core methodologies and their empirical application in an accessible manner. Each chapter is largely self-contained, whilst the comprehensive introduction provides an overview of the key statistical concepts and methods. All of the chapters include the essential references for each topic and provide a sound guide for further reading. Topics covered include unit roots, non-linearities and structural breaks, time aggregation, forecasting, the Kalman filter, generalised method of moments, maximum likelihood and Bayesian estimation, vector autoregressive, dynamic stochastic general equilibrium and dynamic panel models. Presenting the most important models and techniques for empirical research, this Handbook will appeal to students, researchers and academics working in empirical macro and econometrics.

Methoden des Application Monitoring

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Author: Daniel Krüger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640104102

Category: Computers

Page: 33

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Informatik - Wirtschaftsinformatik, Note: 1,3, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mannheim, früher: Berufsakademie Mannheim, Veranstaltung: Systementwicklung, 22 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Unternehmen befinden sich in Konkurrenz. Um sich auf dem Markt behaupten zu können, müssen die Geschäftsprozesse der Unternehmen immer wieder verändert und optimiert werden. Davon ebenfalls betroffen sind die am jeweiligen Geschäftsprozess beteiligten Anwendungen. Auch wenn der Einsatz von Anwendungen gut geplant und durchdacht erfolgt, so ist es dennoch notwendig, zumindest den Betrieb der Kernprozesse abzusichern. Nicht selten werden Geschäftsprozesse durch den Ausfall von beteiligten Anwendungen unterbrochen. Deshalb ist es notwendig, Anwendungen ganzheitlich maschinell zu überwachen. Derzeit existieren Lösungen aus dem Bereich der Netzwerküberwachung. Diese versprechen viel, haben jedoch nur eine externe bzw. hardwarenahe Sichtweise auf Anwendungen. Ausschlaggebend ist deshalb auch die Anwendungsarchitektur. Diese hat den Spagat zwischen den bestehenden Flexibilitätsansprüchen (zB. einer SOA) und einer soliden Überwachungsmöglichkeit zu meistern. Interessant ist in diesem Zusammenhang die historische Analyse und Bewertung verschiedener Anwendungsarchitekturen. Die fortschreitende Komplexität von innovativen Paradigmen verschleiert die eigentlichen Gründe dieser Entwicklung. Es ist nicht offensichtlich, welche Möglichkeiten verschiedene Anwendungsarchitekturen zur Überwachung anbieten. Diese Studienarbeit betrachtet zunächst die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Netzwerküberwachung anhand definierter Kriterien. Ergebnisse werden in einer Übersicht zusammengefasst. Aus den Grenzen der Netzwerküberwachung resultiert die Notwendigkeit einer weiterführenden, historisch aufsteigenden Betrachtung verschiedener Anwendungsarchitekturen. Die Architekturen werden Anhand von Kriterien bezüglich ihrer Überwachungsmöglichkeiten evaluiert. Die Bewertung erfolgt anhand eines kohärenten, tabellarischen Vergleichs. Die Lösung der Java Management Extensions (JMX) wird aufgezeigt.

Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466644230

Category: Computers

Page: 1794

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Individuals with disabilities often have difficulty accomplishing tasks, living independently, and utilizing information technologies; simple aspects of daily life taken for granted by non-disabled individuals. Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a comprehensive collection of research, developments, and knowledge on technologies that enable disabled individuals to function effectively and accomplish otherwise impossible tasks. These volumes serve as a crucial reference source for experts in fields as diverse as healthcare, information science, education, engineering, and human-computer interaction, with applications bridging multiple disciplines.

Human-Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466687908

Category: Computers

Page: 2208

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As modern technologies continue to develop and evolve, the ability of users to interface with new systems becomes a paramount concern. Research into new ways for humans to make use of advanced computers and other such technologies is necessary to fully realize the potential of 21st century tools. Human-Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications gathers research on user interfaces for advanced technologies and how these interfaces can facilitate new developments in the fields of robotics, assistive technologies, and computational intelligence. This four-volume reference contains cutting-edge research for computer scientists; faculty and students of robotics, digital science, and networked communications; and clinicians invested in assistive technologies. This seminal reference work includes chapters on topics pertaining to system usability, interactive design, mobile interfaces, virtual worlds, and more.

Research Methods: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466674571

Category: Science

Page: 2072

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Across a variety of disciplines, data and statistics form the backbone of knowledge. To ensure the reliability and validity of data, appropriate measures must be taken in conducting studies and reporting findings. Research Methods: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications compiles chapters on key considerations in the management, development, and distribution of data. With its focus on both fundamental concepts and advanced topics, this multi-volume reference work will be a valuable addition to researchers, scholars, and students of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Information Security and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Nemati, Hamid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049384

Category: Education

Page: 4478

View: 1997

Presents theories and models associated with information privacy and safeguard practices to help anchor and guide the development of technologies, standards, and best practices. Provides recent, comprehensive coverage of all issues related to information security and ethics, as well as the opportunities, future challenges, and emerging trends related to this subject.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

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Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923633

Category: Social Science

Page: 1305

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"The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Computer Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

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Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613504578

Category: Computers

Page: 2228

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"This reference is a broad, multi-volume collection of the best recent works published under the umbrella of computer engineering, including perspectives on the fundamental aspects, tools and technologies, methods and design, applications, managerial impact, social/behavioral perspectives, critical issues, and emerging trends in the field"--Provided by publisher.

Electronic Commerce: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Becker, Annie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599049441

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2522

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Compiles top research from the world's leading experts on many topics related to electronic commerce. Covers topics including mobile commerce, virtual enterprises, business-to-business applications, Web services, and enterprise methodologies.

Electronic Government: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Anttiroiko, Ari-Veikko

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049481

Category: Computers

Page: 4780

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Provides research on e-government and its implications within the global context. Covers topics such as digital government, electronic justice, government-to-government, information policy, and cyber-infrastructure research and methodologies.

Database Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

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Author: Erickson, John

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605660590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2962

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"This reference expands the field of database technologies through four-volumes of in-depth, advanced research articles from nearly 300 of the world's leading professionals"--Provided by publisher.