Parts of a Research Paper - The parts of a typical research paper are described in these two links and the sites also provide links for additional resources, including the APA style manual.
How to Write a Scientific Research Paper - The following links are a three part YouTube series on writing a scientific research paper. The series of videos provide a comprehensive, in-depth look at why publishing is important, how to get started, what are the parts of the paper and what order should they be written in, tips on how to write each section and additional suggestions that will assist writers in getting their work published.
Publishing Your Research 101 - The website provides a series of 10 video episodes by the American Chemical Society that address all aspects of writing a journal article for submission and tips on how to improve your writing.
The Literature Review - Researchers are required to know the research that has already been done in their field. The Literature Reviews examine previous related research. This video lecture explains how to write a Literature Review, and examines which elements are required in one.
Sample Research Paper - APA Style - The sample research paper shown here provides information regarding content, formatting, and style. There is also a link for exploring alternate formatting options.
How to Avoid Plagiarism Tutorial - This comprehensive guide provides information on citation rules, examples of citations, and guidelines for paraphrasing, summarizing and using quotations.
Understanding Sampling and Variables
Brief Introduction to Sampling - This page provides an introduction to basic sampling techniques, especially as used in social science research.
Sampling - This extensive resource is put forth by the Web Center for Social Research Methods. It includes definitions, explanations and examples on topics such as probability and nonprobability sampling, terminology used in sampling and statistical analysis, and external validity
Types of Variables - The website provides a straightforward discussion regarding the different types of variables in research studies including definitions, comparisons, and specific examples. The types of variables discussed are dependent/independent, experimental/non-experimental, and categorical/continuous
Types of Variables - Definitions
What is a Variable? - Psychology research examples are used to discuss the types of variables commonly used in behavioral research.
Sampling Methods - The following YouTube videos define terminology related to sampling and describe sampling methods commonly used in research.
Six Types of Data Analyses Every Data Scientist Should Know - This resource provides examples for common types of data analyses and discusses the appropriate use of each type.
Choosing Which Statistical Test to Use - The YouTube video is an excellent summary of types of data and issues that must be considered when deciding which statistical test to use.
Basic Concepts in Research and Data Analysis - The link provides a comprehensive resource that begins with a discussion of overall research methodology and follows the process through to choosing the appropriate data analysis and statistical tests when needed.
Methods of Qualitative Data Analysis - This webpage provides a brief overview of the types of qualitative data analyses and examples of when the techniques would be appropriate.
Quantitative Analysis - The resource breaks down the types of data analysis most commonly used in quantitative research methods and provides examples of when this type of method should be used.
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