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The Tao of Research Books

  • Autor: Dana K. Keller
  • Editor: SAGE Publications Inc
  • Relaese Date: 01 October 2009
  • ISBN: 1412964687
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 160 pages
  • File Size: 22MB
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Description The Tao of Research de Dana K. Keller:

Dana K. Keller and Mary Lou Casadevall-Keller provide readers with a highly accessible introduction to the fundamental concepts of research methods in "The Tao of Research: A Path to Validity". This brief, engaging book approaches the topic of research through an exploration of the issues that threaten validity in the process of knowledge generation. The key features: examines the propositional, ethical, structural, functional, and technical restrictions researchers face- focuses on understanding how these restrictions influence research methods and results- and, makes concepts more accessible through discussions that follow the experiences of three 'guides' - a high school principal, a statewide director of public health, and a sociology professor at a small liberal arts college. "The Tao of Research: A Path to Validity" serves as either a main or supplemental text for courses such as Introduction to Research Methods, Social Research Methods, and Applied Research Methods. Dana K. Keller, PhD, has explored Eastern philosophies for almost five decades, including a journey to China and Tibet. He embraces two very different worlds: the West's scientific approach to knowledge and the East's more intuitive and experiential approach. In The Tao of Statistics, he presents a way that the two worlds can mutually benefit. After supervising the research for over 100 doctoral dissertations, he joined the Delmarva Foundation as its chief statistician. During his seven years there, the Centers for Medicare


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