Designed for serious, practicing researchers in all of the disciplines that conduct empirical investigations into the human condition, this annotated guide to 2,259 journal articles and 401 books is devoted exclusively to the process of conducting scientific research. The purpose of this volume is to increase the methodological options available to these researchers. The book encompasses 78 discrete topics, covering every aspect of the research process, from problem formulation to publication. The articles and books selected come from a total of 224 different journals and 114 different publishers serving such disparate disciplines as psychology, medicine, education, sociology, nursing, political science, demography, economics, and market research.
R. Barker Bausell, Professor of Research at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, has been a research methodologist in three different fields. He has been editor-in-chief (as well as founding editor) of Evaluation and the Health Professions for 14 years and has written six previous books, including A Practical Guide to Conducting Empirical Research (Harper & Row, 1986). The results of his empirical research have appeared in over 25 different professional journals.