Social Science Research Methodology: Concepts, Methods and Computer Applications


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.

Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
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
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
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.

Software Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
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.

International Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466698152
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 2393
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Business transactions and partnerships across borders have become easier than ever due to globalization and global digital connectivity. As part of this shift in the business sphere, managers, executives, and strategists across industries must acclimate themselves with the challenges and opportunities for conducting business globally. International Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents the latest research innovations focusing on cross-cultural communications and training, international relations, multinational enterprises, outsourcing, international business strategies, and competitive advantage in the global marketplace. This publication is an exhaustive multi-volume work essential to academic and corporate libraries who serve researchers, scholars, business executives and professionals, and graduate-level business students.

Geospatial Research: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466698462
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1997
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Having the ability to measure and explore the geographic space that surrounds us provides endless opportunities for us to utilize and interact with the world. As a broad field of study, geospatial research has applications in a variety of fields including military science, environmental science, civil engineering, and space exploration. Geospatial Research: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a multi-volume publication highlighting critical topics related to geospatial analysis, geographic information systems, and geospatial technologies. Exploring multidisciplinary applications of geographic information systems and technologies in addition to the latest trends and developments in the field, this publication is ideal for academic and government library inclusion, as well as for reference by data scientists, engineers, government agencies, researchers, and graduate-level students in GIS programs.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical Macroeconomics


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.

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

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Nemati, Hamid
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599049384
Category: Education
Page: 4478
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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.

Assistive Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
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.

Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Symonds, Judith
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 160566961X
Category: Computers
Page: 1962
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"This publication covers the latest innovative research findings involved with the incorporation of technologies into everyday aspects of life"--Provided by publisher.

Computer Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications
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
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
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
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.

Machine Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1609608194
Category: Computers
Page: 2124
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"This reference offers a wide-ranging selection of key research in a complex field of study,discussing topics ranging from using machine learning to improve the effectiveness of agents and multi-agent systems to developing machine learning software for high frequency trading in financial markets"--Provided by publishe

Information Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Van Slyke, Craig
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599049503
Category: Computers
Page: 4288
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The rapid development of information communication technologies (ICTs) is having a profound impact across numerous aspects of social, economic, and cultural activity worldwide, and keeping pace with the associated effects, implications, opportunities, and pitfalls has been challenging to researchers in diverse realms ranging from education to competitive intelligence.

Computational Linguistics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466660430
Category: Computers
Page: 1727
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In a globalized society, effective communication is critical, and study of language from a mathematical perspective can shed light on new ways in which to express meaning across cultures and nations. Computational Linguistics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores language by dissecting the phonemic aspects of various communication systems in order to identify similarities and pitfalls in the expression of meaning. With applications in a variety of areas, from psycholinguistics and cognitive science to computer science and artificial intelligence, this multivolume reference work will be of use to researchers, professionals, and educators on the cutting edge of language acquisition and communication science.

Grid and Cloud Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466608803
Category: Computers
Page: 2134
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"This reference presents a vital compendium of research detailing the latest case studies, architectures, frameworks, methodologies, and research on Grid and Cloud Computing"--

Data Mining: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466624566
Category: Computers
Page: 2120
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Data mining continues to be an emerging interdisciplinary field that offers the ability to extract information from an existing data set and translate that knowledge for end-users into an understandable way. Data Mining: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive collection of research on the latest advancements and developments of data mining and how it fits into the current technological world.