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Organizing a quantitative research study

When organizing a quantitative research study, as a quick check, ask the following questions 1. What is your hypothesis (your research question)? 2. What is already known about the problem (literature review)? 3. What sort of design is best suited to studying your hypothesis? (method) 4. What data will you collect to test your hypothesis? (sample) 5. How will you analyse these data? (data analysis) 6. What will you do with the results of the study? (communication) These questions are broken down in more detail below. (These are mostly taken from Rubin et al. (1990), and have also appeared in Balnaves and Caputi (2001).) Hypothesis _ What is the goal of the research? _ What is the problem, issue, or critical focus to be researched? _ What are the important terms? What do they mean? _ What is the significance of the problem? _ Do you want to test a theory? _ Do you want to extend a theory? _ Do you want to test competing theories? _ Do you want to test a method? _ Do you want to replica

International Scholarships

Scholarships and Fellowships     - UG : Partial Tuition Scholarships Available at Berkeley College - UG & Grad : Scholarships and Assistantships for International Students at Georgia College - Postdoc : Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellowship to Study Causes & Consequences of Institutional Corruption News you can use - TS College Tours Offers Exclusive Service to International Students - Chapman University Offers High School Student Workshop in Experimental Economics - Upcoming ACT Registration Deadline: March 4, 2011 - Babson College Offers High School Summer Programs in Entrepreneurial and Social Ventures PARTIAL TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE AT BERKELEY COLLEGE Berkeley College is offering partial tuition scholarships between 10-25% to undergraduate international students.   Upon application to Berkeley College, International Student Scholarship Applications are also reviewed for study at the school to pursue a full-time degree program. Selection is based on merit and financia

9th Annual International Conference on Management, 4-7 July 2011, Athens, Greece

Deadline to submit an abstract (2nd Call): 14th of March 2011 (Decisions are reached in less than 4 weeks after the abstract submission) Deadline to register with a paper presentation : Please see your acceptance letter sent to you after submitting the abstract. Deadline to register without a presentation: One month before the conference subject to approval. Deadline to submit full papers for accepted abstracts: 4th of June 2011. Conference Venue: TBA 1-2 Weeks before the conference ( Please click here ) Abstract and Paper Acceptance Policy ( Please click here ) Paper Guidelines ( Please click here ) Conference Hotel ( Please click here ) Contact Person: Dr. Sharon Bolton, Head, Management Research Unit , ATINER & Professor, University of Strathclyde, U.K. Organizing and Academic Committee: Academic members of the Management Research Unit and the members of the Academic Committee of the Institute.

How to write strcutured abstracts

Structured abstracts Emerald introduced structured abstracts to all journals in 2005. This development was undertaken as part of the strategy of continuous improvement in the delivery and dissemination of papers. Use of structured abstracts ensures that better information is supplied and that there is more consistency across the journals and database. Ultimately, readers and researchers searching the database are more likely to access the paper when the abstract provides useful information. In the past, author-written abstracts were very variable both in terms of content and quality. Structured abstracts ensure we no longer have this problem.  In an electronic environment, abstracts are more important that they have ever been. Sometimes this “snippet” is the only thing a reader or researcher will see and it is the one chance we have of persuading them to download the full text of the paper. Structured abstracts act like signposts, they provide: Consistency and clarity. Much easier