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All research institutions have an institutional review board (IRB) that is established with a primary goal of protecting the rights and well-being of human subjects involved in research. The requirements for IRB review extend to all research involving human subjects including medical and behavioral studies, clinical or biomedical studies, and survey-based research.


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When preparing a research study for publication, there are several standard sections that should be included. An empirical study article should include an abstract, an introduction, a discussion of the methodology employed, a statement of the results, a conclusion, and a list of references. This series will address each of those sections and provide suggestions for preparing each section of the study.


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Components of a Research Study: Results

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When preparing a research study for publication, there are several standard sections that should be included. An empirical study article should include an abstract, an introduction, a discussion of the methodology employed, a statement of the results, a conclusion, and a list of references. This series will address each of those sections and provide suggestions for preparing each section of the study.


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Components of a Research Study: Methodology

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When preparing a research study for publication, there are several standard sections that should be included. An empirical study article should include an abstract, an introduction, a discussion of the methodology employed, a statement of the results, a conclusion, and a list of references. This series will address each of those sections and provide suggestions for preparing each section of the study.


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Components of a Research Study: The Introduction

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When preparing a research study for publication, there are several standard sections that should be included. An empirical study article should include an abstract, an introduction, a discussion of the methodology employed, a statement of the results, a conclusion, and a list of references. This series will address each of those sections and provide suggestions for preparing each section of the study.


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Components of a Research Study: The Abstract

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When preparing a research study for publication, there are several standard sections that should be included. An empirical study article should include an abstract, an introduction, a discussion of the methodology employed, a statement of the results, a conclusion, and a list of references. This series will address each of those sections and provide suggestions for preparing each section of the study.


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Mechanical Turk: Some Considerations

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Amazon’s Mechanical Turk (MTurk) is a tool that incorporates the human intelligence factor for the completion of significant projects. The system allows human intervention in tasks that cannot be completed by computers yet are time and labor intensive for humans. However, there are drawbacks to this tool.


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Mechanical Turk - A Research Tool?

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Amazon’s Mechanical Turk is a tool that incorporates the human intelligence factor for the completion of significant projects.


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Laerd Statistics - A Research Tool

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Lærd Statistics is a data analysis tool that is used in conjunction with IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). It is a powerful tool for the data analysis section of the dissertation.


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Choosing a Research Methodology

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There are many forms that research can take. Research may use qualitative or quantitative methods or some combination thereof. Selecting the right methodology helps assure the success of the study and the production of meaningful results.



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