The Little Book: Conceptual Elements of Research by Marino C. AlvarezThe Little Book: Conceptual Elements of Research by Marino C. Alvarez

The Little Book: Conceptual Elements of Research

byMarino C. Alvarez, Bob D. Gowin

Paperback | January 16, 2010

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This book is a companion piece to research texts, intended to guide readers through a personal path of inquiry that will enable them to better understand the concepts and facts that go into planning, carrying out, and finalizing a research. This unique book asks readers to think about questions that are interesting to them and which stimulate their interest and curiosity,which, in turn, provides an opportunity to create new questions and to explore all aspects of their research. The Little Book provides succinct questions and invites pauses for reflections, designed to focus and expedite the research process so that your research experience will be rewarding and provide pathways for future research endeavors.
Marino C. Alvarez is a professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning of the College of Education and a senior researcher and Director of the Exploring Minds Project, in the Center of Excellence in Information Systems at Tennessee State University. D. Bob Gowin was a Professor at Cornell University, Stanford University, and The ...
Title:The Little Book: Conceptual Elements of ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.2 × 6.07 × 0.2 inPublished:January 16, 2010Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:160709293X

ISBN - 13:9781607092933

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 2 Problem/Situation 3 Plan/Strategy 4 Course of Action 5 Resolution 6 Action 7 Epilogue 8 Appendices - Checking Your Progress

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Alvarez and Gowin personally guide novice researchers on an understandable, but not simplistic, journey through the purposes and processes of analyzing, planning, conducting, and reporting research. While the journey is narratively succinct the understanding of the "Why, What, How, When" of the inquiry process is deep and rich because of the authors' integral use of graphic organizers that systematically depict the research process from formulation of ideas and research questions through the subsequent actions taken "the So What" as a result of conducting an investigation. This book provides a great set of tools for understanding research purposes and procedures for novices at all levels including the advanced graduate level.