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Action Research Journals and Resources
Action Research on the Web Help (AROWHELP) is designed to support Goals 2000 participants in the state of Oregon with access to on-line action research resources. It is being developed through the cooperative efforts of Douglas ESD, Southern Oregon University, and the Oregon Public Education Network

Action Research Resources
An action-research resource for both students and practitioners by Goshen College.

Association for Qualitative Research
While qualitative research is becoming more and more common, many qualitative researchers still toil alone in their discipline area. AQR is designed to bring these researchers together. .

Canadian International Nurse Researcher Database
One of the most problematic aspects of the knowledge explosion in the health sciences is the difficulty researchers, clinicians, policymakers and others face in linking with high quality experts in both methodological and substantive areas through user-friendly, intuitive and up-to-date databases. This is particularly true within the profession of nursing. The CNRD was designed to meet the needs described above for nurses from around the world via a free-to-the-user, web-based, system. .

Case Study Research
The use of data analysis to support authentic inquiry is a much more involved process than completing a standard textbook chapter on statistics. Because of this, teachers new to data analysis are often uncertain as to how to proceed. In these pages, we illustrate how one teacher used data as a significant part of a study of human skeletons. By walking through the process, the ways in which data supports and enlarges understanding will be illustrated.

Code of Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans: Canada
The final report of the Tri-Council Working Group on ethical conduct for research involving humans was submitted to the three Councils in July of 1997, at the Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia (Word and PDF formats).

Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches.
Valuable online textbook by Dr. Burke Johnson and Dr. Larry Christensen, both Professors at South Alabama University, presenting lectures, concept maps, study questions, overhead masters, glossary, web resources and more. Excellent resource for educators and advanced students!

Essential Tensions in (Semi) Open Research Interviews
Utterances produced by informants in interview situations can be said to have a triple orientation. They are, firstly, descriptive or demonstrative of the life world of the speaker. They re-tell his or her experiences or re-express his or her viewpoints. That is their primary purpose. Secondly, they have a local relevance, within the interview situation, i.e. as answers to questions. And thirdly, they are used as input in a research project, as materials for analysis.

Ethics in Cyberspace Research
The boom of social activities within cyberspace has been followed closely by a boom in the social scientific studies of those activities. Researchers in psychology, sociology, and anthropology have launched scientific expeditions into nearly all of the widespread territories of the internet. Online experimental studies, surveys, interviews, field observations, participant-observation - the whole range of research tools are being brought to bear in this attempt to figure out how people and groups are behaving in the virtual universe.

Grounded Theory as Scientific Method
Since its introduction in the 1960s, grounded theory has been progressively developed in a way that is consistent with its original formulation, such that it is currently the most comprehensive qualitative research methodology available. Deriving its theoretical underpinnings from the related movements of American pragmatism and symbolic interactionism, grounded theory inquiry is portrayed as a problem-solving endeavor concerned with understanding action from the perspective of the human agent. Grounded theory is typically presented as an approach to doing qualitative research, in that its procedures are neither statistical, nor quantitative in some other way.

Grounded Theory Institute
Dedicated to the evolving methodology of Dr.Barney G. Glaser, Ph.D. Features the GROUNDED THEORY REVIEW - Third Edition, an International Journal - covering the state of Grounded Theory work around the world.

Land of Phenomenography
The object of study in phenomenography has long been the qualitatively different ways in which people experience, understand, conceptualise, make sense of differing phenomena in the world around them. Phenomenography has essentially been a study of variation - variation between different ways of seeing, experiencing, understanding the same phenomena.

MERLin: Multimedia Ethnographic Research Lab
From the University of British Columbia. We develop theories and tools for conducting ethnographic inquiry using digital video technologies. We are both a research and development lab.Our approach is to encourage multiple points of viewing data in order to build configurations of interpretations that overlap and layer.

National Institute of Nursing Research
Supports clinical and basic research to establish a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span-from management of patients during illness and recovery to the reduction of risks for disease and disability, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, promoting quality of life in those with chronic illness, and care for individuals at the end of life. This research may also include families within a community context.

Phenomenology Research
Professor Max van Manen, University of Alberta presents his own research, curricula, and phenomenologyonline.com - all valable resources for students, faculty and practitioners.

Qualitative Research Resources
Don Ratcliff, a professor in educational psychology and research at Biola University in La Mirada, California presents an introduction to qualitative research. Includes his online publication, Video and Audio Media in Qualitative Research.

Quantitative "versus" Qualitative Research: The Wrong Question
Through a deconstructive reading of texts on qualitative method and its contrast with quantitative method and through information needs studies regarding specific populations of women this paper concludes that the focus on method should not drive research. Rather, the ontological and epistemological stances of researchers assessed on a spectrum from subjective to objective are more indicative of the perspectives represented in library and information science research.

Sample Informed Consent Form for Research Involving Humans: Canada
Prepared by the tri-council groups, The Medical Research Council of Canada. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Sample Letter of Informed Consent: Canada
Bobbi Kerlin of the University of Victoria's Faculty of Education provides an excellent example of a letter of informed consent for research participants.

Social Research Methods Knowledge Base
A comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods. It covers the entire research process including: formulating research questions; sampling (probability and nonprobability); measurement (surveys, scaling, qualitative, unobtrusive); research design (experimental and quasi-experimental); data analysis; and, writing the research paper. It also addresses the major theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research including: the idea of validity in research; reliability of measures; and ethics.

Sociological Research Online
Publishes quarterly high quality applied sociology, focusing on theoretical, empirical and methodological discussions which engage with current political, cultural and intellectual topics and debates.

Technological Innovations in Data Collection:
Acceptance, Data Quality and Costs

New forms of electronic reporting of data using computers, telephones and voice recognition technology are emerging. This paper begins with a taxonomy of current computer assisted data collection methods. It then reviews conceptual and theoretical arguments and empirical evidence on such topics as: (1) respondents and interviewer acceptance of new techniques, (2) effect of computer assisted interviewing on data quality, (3) consequences for survey costs and (4) centralized vs. decentralized deployment of CATI.

The Qualitative Report
A peer-reviewed, on-line journal devoted to writing and discussion of and about qualitative, critical, action, and collaborative inquiry and research. The Qualitative Report serves as a forum and sounding board for researchers, scholars, practitioners, and other reflective-minded individuals who are passionate about ideas, methods, and analyses permeating qualitative, action, collaborative, and critical study.

Video and Audio Media in Qualitative Research
This is a working draft of a booklet on conducting qualitative research using a camcorder. Much of it is the product of my research with children in an elementary school located in North Georgia. While I was conducting that research, which eventually resulted in a dissertation at The University of Georgia, I kept careful notes on video and audio data collection methods. I regularly experimented with different ways of collecting data with one and sometimes two camcorders (the second used by an assistant who videotaped me videotaping children), as well as using various ways of collecting audio data, to discover what approaches worked best for different situations.

Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
Offered by Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, a comprehensive library intended to present and advance the work of nurse scholars.

WebGrid III
Web based program for using the Repertory Grid technique for buildiing conceptual models. Provides a variety of methods for modeling and visualizing the relations between your constructs. It also enables you to compare your constructs with those of other people. Facilities are also included for using your conceptual model as an expert system.

Nursing Informatics Integration for the BSN in Nursing Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Design & Content by June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) - 1999 - 2008
All rights reserved. No reproduction without written permission