Useful Resources for Doctoral Students
(and others)

Click the following links to download (PDF documents):

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Full Packets:
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"Useful Ideas for Doctoral Research"  (PDF document) a packet containing all of the documents below, plus several extras  UPDATED January 2010

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"Suggested Readings on Social Research" (PDF document) a list of recommended readings, plus some to avoid  UPDATED March 2010

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Individual Handouts:
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"Seven Key Concept in Social Research" (PDF document, by Jim Spickard) CC License

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"Characteristics of Quantitative, Qualitative, and Action Research" (PDF document, by Jim Spickard) CC License

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"Varieties of Research Design" (PDF document; modified from Isaac & Michael, Handbook of Research and Evaluation)

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"How to Choose a Research Method: A Quick and Dirty Guide" (PDF document; by Jim Spickard) CC License

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"The Concept Paper" (PDF document by Jim Spickard) CC License

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"Twenty-One Steps to a Proposal (a flowchart)" (PDF document; modified from Locke, et al, Proposals that Work)

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"The Two Faces of Literature Reviews" (PDF document, by Jim Spickard) CC License

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"How to Construct an Interview Protocol" (PDF document, by Jim Spickard) CC License

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"How Many Subjects?  A Quick Guide for Interview Research" (PDF document by Jim Spickard) CC License

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"On Fieldnotes" (PDF document by Jim Spickard) CC License

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"What Statistical Test Should I Use? (a flowchart)" (PDF document by Peter Nardi)

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"Style Simplified" (PDF document by Paul Spickard)

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"Information about Qualitative Data Analysis Software" (PDF Document by Jim Spickard) CC License

 

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