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  1. Nigel Harvey (2007). Use of Heuristics: Insights From Forecasting Research. Thinking and Reasoning 13 (1):5 – 24.score: 144.0
    Tversky and Kahneman (1974) originally discussed three main heuristics: availability, representativeness, and anchoring-and-adjustment. Research on judgemental forecasting suggests that the type of information on which forecasts are based is the primary factor determining the type of heuristic that people use to make their predictions. Specifically, availability is used when forecasts are based on information held in memory; representativeness is important when the value of one variable is forecast from explicit information about the value of another variable; and anchoring-and-adjustment (...)
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  2. Michael Specter (2009). Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives. Penguin Press.score: 60.0
    Vioxx and the fear of science -- Vaccines and the great denial -- The organic fetish -- The era of echinacea -- Race and the language of life -- Surfing the exponential.
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  3. Spencer Phillips Hey (2014). Ethics and Epistemology of Accurate Prediction in Clinical Research. Journal of Medical Ethics 10:1-4.score: 54.0
    All major research ethics policies assert that the ethical review of clinical trial protocols should include a systematic assessment of risks and benefits. But despite this policy, protocols do not typically contain explicit probability statements about the likely risks or benefits involved in the proposed research. In this essay, I articulate a range of ethical and epistemic advantages that explicit forecasting would offer to the health research enterprise. I then consider how some particular confidence levels may (...)
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  4. Mihaela Iftime (2011). A Nonlinear Method for Measuring the Effects of Environmental Variations. Foundations of Science 16 (4):353-361.score: 48.0
    Ever wonder if it is possible to construct a numeric scale for environmental variables, like one does for the temperature? This paper is an attempt to construct one. There are two main parts: section “Statistical Analysis of Variations” presents a general statistical strategy for environmental factor selection. Section “Nonlinear Analytical Geometric Model of Variations” develops an analytical geometric representation of system variations in response to environmental changes. The model is used to quantify the effects of environmental interactions. The paper treats (...)
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  5. Philip A. E. Brey (2012). Anticipating Ethical Issues in Emerging IT. Ethics and Information Technology 14 (4):305-317.score: 48.0
    In this essay, a new approach to the ethics of emerging information technology will be presented, called anticipatory technology ethics (ATE). The ethics of emerging technology is the study of ethical issues at the R&D and introduction stage of technology development through anticipation of possible future devices, applications, and social consequences. In the essay, I will first locate emerging technology in the technology development cycle, after which I will consider ethical approaches to emerging technologies, as well as obstacles in developing (...)
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  6. Philip Brey (2012). Anticipatory Ethics for Emerging Technologies. NanoEthics 6 (1):1-13.score: 36.0
    Abstract In this essay, a new approach for the ethical study of emerging technology ethics will be presented, called anticipatory technology ethics (ATE). The ethics of emerging technology is the study of ethical issues at the R&D and introduction stage of technology development through anticipation of possible future devices, applications, and social consequences. I will argue that a major problem for its development is the problem of uncertainty, which can only be overcome through methodologically sound forecasting and futures studies. (...)
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  7. Roman Frigg, Seamus Bradley, Reason L. Machete & Leonard A. Smith, Probabilistic Forecasting: Why Model Imperfection is a Poison Pill.score: 36.0
    This volume is a serious attempt to open up the subject of European philosophy of science to real thought, and provide the structural basis for the interdisciplinary development of its specialist fields, but also to provoke reflection on the idea of ‘European philosophy of science’. This efforts should foster a contemporaneous reflection on what might be meant by philosophy of science in Europe and European philosophy of science, and how in fact awareness of it could assist philosophers interpret and motivate (...)
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  8. M. R. Hyman (1988). The Timeliness Problem in the Application of Bass-Type New Product-Growth Models to Durable Sales Forecasting. Journal of Business Research 16 (1):31--47.score: 36.0
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  9. Alfred Kähler (forthcoming). Forecasting the Business Cycle. Social Research.score: 36.0
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  10. Franco Modigliani (forthcoming). Fluctuations in the Saving Ratio: A Problem in Economic Forecasting. Social Research.score: 36.0
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  11. Janet Borgerson (2005). Addressing the 'Global Basic Structure' in the Ethics of International Health Research Involving Human Subjects. Journal of Philosophical Research 30:235-249.score: 27.0
    The context of international health research involving human subjects, and this should appear obvious, is the human community. As such, basic questions of how human beings should be treated by other human beings, particularly in situations of unequal power – e.g., in the form of control, choice, or opportunity – lay at the foundations of related ethical discourse when ethics are discussed at all. I trace a narrative that follows upon a recent revision process of international guidelines for biomedical (...)
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  12. Greg Bamford (2003). Research, Knowledge and Design. In Clare Newton, Sandra Kaj-O'Grady & Simon Wollan (eds.), Design + Research: Project Based Research in Architecture. Second International Conference of the Association of Australasian Schools of Architecture, Melbourne 28 – 30 September, 2003. Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia.score: 27.0
    The discussion about relations between research and design has a number of strands, and presumably motivations. Putting aside the question whether or not design or “creative endeavour” should be counted as research, for reasons to do with institutional recognition or reward, the question remains how, if at all, is design research? This question is unlikely to have attracted much interest but for matters external to Architecture within the modern university. But Architecture as a discipline now needs to (...)
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  13. Neema Sofaer, Penney Lewis & Hugh Davies, Care After Research: A Framework for NHS RECs. Health Research Authority.score: 27.0
    Care after research is for participants after they have finished the study. Often it is NHS-provided healthcare for the medical condition that the study addresses. Sometimes it includes the study intervention, whether funded and supplied by the study sponsor, NHS or other party. The NHS has the primary responsibility for care after research. However, researchers are responsible at least for explaining and justifying what will happen to participants once they have finished. RECs are responsible for considering the arrangements. (...)
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  14. David R. Morrow, Robert E. Kopp & Michael Oppenheimer (2009). Toward Ethical Norms and Institutions for Climate Engineering Research. Environmental Research Letters 4.score: 27.0
    Climate engineering (CE), the intentional modification of the climate in order to reduce the effects of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, is sometimes touted as a potential response to climate change. Increasing interest in the topic has led to proposals for empirical tests of hypothesized CE techniques, which raise serious ethical concerns. We propose three ethical guidelines for CE researchers, derived from the ethics literature on research with human and animal subjects, applicable in the event that CE research progresses (...)
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  15. Gautam Bhattacharyya (2008). Genesis of an Academic Research Program. Journal of Research Practice 4 (1):Article D1.score: 27.0
    As students progress towards their PhD degrees, they will become more independent and practitioner-like; for those moving into academia, it is often assumed the programs of their PhD mentors will serve as prototypes for their own successful research programs. However, the author's research program as an Assistant Professor led him in directions never considered as a graduate student. The author had to make significant decisions in choosing a primary audience, finding an overarching theme, defining the individual problems, and (...)
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  16. Lynn Froggett & Stephen Briggs (2012). Practice-Near and Practice-Distant Methods in Human Services Research. Journal of Research Practice 8 (2):Article - M9.score: 27.0
    This article discusses practice-near research in human services, a cluster of methodologies that may include thick description, intensive reflexivity, and the study of emotional and relational processes. Such methods aim to get as near as possible to experiences at the relational interface between institutions and the practice field. Psychoanalytically informed approaches to research are particularly fruitful here. In this article these are discussed in relation to the reflective practice and critical reflection traditions which have been widely discussed within (...)
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  17. Dino Alfier (2011). Critical Practical Analogy: A Research Tool for Reflecting and Making. Journal of Research Practice 7 (1):Article P3.score: 27.0
    What contribution can visual art practice bring to interdisciplinary research? And how to give an account of practice-led research that acknowledges the need for interdisciplinary intelligibility? I consider these two questions by reflecting on the methodology--which I call "critical practical analogy" (CPA)--that I have developed while investigating the metaethical implications of French philosopher Simone Weil's notion of attention, during my practice-led PhD. In order to address the first question, I consider as a case study a research art (...)
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  18. Jo Whitehouse-Hart (2012). Surrendering to the Dream: An Account of the Unconscious Dynamics of a Research Relationship. Journal of Research Practice 8 (2):Article - M5.score: 27.0
    Recent years have seen psychoanalysis move out of the clinical area into the arena of empirical social research. This article uses a case study from a psychoanalytically informed media research project to explore conceptual, ethical, and methodological implications in research design in the light of this shift. The ideas of unconscious communication between interviewer and interviewee, the role of the researcher's subjectivity, and the impact of unconscious defences on the generation and interpretation of data are explored. In (...)
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  19. D. P. Dash & Werner Ulrich (2012). Introducing New Editorial Roles and Measures: Making the Journal of Research Practice Relevant to Researchers. Journal of Research Practice 8 (1):Article - E1.score: 27.0
    Following a detailed review of the accomplishments and aspirations of the Journal of Research Practice, we have undertaken a restructuring of the editorial board, with inputs from people associated with this journal. In designing the new structure, we have taken into account the need for building the journal’s profile in the six focus areas recently clarified: (1) Research Applications, (2) Research Spaces, (3) Research Education, (4) Research Experiences, (5) Research Philosophy, and (6) Research (...)
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  20. Rick Szostak (2007). How and Why to Teach Interdisciplinary Research Practice. Journal of Research Practice 3 (2):Article M17.score: 27.0
    This article addresses the interrelated questions of why it is important to teach students about the nature of interdisciplinarity and how this material might be best communicated to students. It is important to define for students what is meant by disciplines and interdisciplinarity. Having distinguished interdisciplinarity from the disciplinary approach, the advantages and disadvantages of each can be discussed. It is useful to discuss the history of both disciplines and interdisciplinarity. It is also useful to discuss the complex relationship between (...)
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  21. Rick Szostak (2013). Research Skills for the Future: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Journal of Research Practice 9 (1):Article V3.score: 27.0
    This article is a response to a Viewpoint & Discussion article published in this journal: Ulrich, W., & Dash, D. P. (2013). Research skills for the future: Summary and critique of a comparative study in eight countries. Journal of Research Practice, 9(1), Article V1.
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  22. Maarit Mäkelä, Nithikul Nimkulrat, D. P. Dash & Francois-X. Nsenga (2011). On Reflecting and Making in Artistic Research. Journal of Research Practice 7 (1):Article E1.score: 27.0
    Following the integration of artistic disciplines within the university, artists have been challenged to review their practice in academic terms. This has become a vigorous epicentre of debates concerning the nature of research in the artistic disciplines. The special issue "On Reflecting and Making in Artistic Research Practice" captures some of this debate. This editorial article presents a broad-brush outline of the debates raging in the artistic disciplines and presents three discernible trends in those debates. The trends highlight (...)
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  23. Niels Christian Nickelsen (2010). Rethinking Interventionist Research: Navigating Oppositional Networks in a Danish Hospital. Journal of Research Practice 5 (2):Article M4.score: 27.0
    This article reports on a researcher's experience of being invited to improve upon an organisational situation in a hospital in Denmark. Being engaged with different networks of participants in the organisational situation, the researcher found himself wrapped up in various agendas, with different sections of the staff trying to persuade him to support their own respective interests. The article theorises these persuasions as "seductions." Consequently, the task of the researcher involves selecting, prioritising, and working upon his connections with various networks, (...)
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  24. Carey M. Noland (2012). Institutional Barriers to Research on Sensitive Topics: Case of Sex Communication Research Among University Students. Journal of Research Practice 8 (1):Article - M2.score: 27.0
    When conducting research on sensitive topics, it is challenging to use new methods of data collection given the apprehensions of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs). This is especially worrying because sensitive topics of research often require novel approaches. In this article a brief personal history of navigating the IRB process for conducting sex communication research is presented, along with data from a survey that tested the assumptions long held by many IRBs. Results support some of the assumptions IRBs (...)
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  25. Richard J. Ormerod (2013). Collaborative Research in Energy: How the US-USSR Initiated a Research Project 40 Years Ago. Journal of Research Practice 9 (1):Article V5.score: 27.0
    This article is a response to a Main Article published in this journal: Thurner, T. W., & Proskuryakova, L. (2013). Collaborative research in energy efficiency and renewable energy: Evidence from 5 years of US-Russian research cooperation. Journal of Research Practice, 9(1), Article M4.
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  26. Tiiu Poldma (2011). Transforming Interior Spaces: Enriching Subjective Experiences Through Design Research. Journal of Research Practice 6 (2):Article M13.score: 27.0
    This article explores tacit knowledge of lived experience and how this form of knowledge relates to design research. It investigates how interior designers interpret user lived experiences when creating designed environments. The article argues that user experience is the basis of a form of knowledge that is useful for designers. The theoretical framework proposed in the article examines the nature of user experience and how it can be utilized in the design process. The study of lived experiences is contextualized (...)
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  27. Werner Ulrich & D. P. Dash (2013). Research Skills for the Future: Summary and Critique of a Comparative Study in Eight Countries. Journal of Research Practice 9 (1):Article V1.score: 27.0
    With this article we introduce a new article category in the journal, as announced in this issue's editorial--Viewpoints & Discussion. Articles under this category are intended to provide authentic and qualified opinions on topics relevant to the journal. These articles and follow-up discussions will pass through an accelerated, mainly editorial, review process. We invite readers to respond to such articles by sharing their personal thoughts and experiences, as well as to initiate new discussions. We hope these contributions will make the (...)
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  28. Lynn Butler-Kisber & Tiiu Poldma (2011). The Power of Visual Approaches in Qualitative Inquiry: The Use of Collage Making and Concept Mapping in Experiential Research. Journal of Research Practice 6 (2):Article M18.score: 27.0
    The burgeoning interest in arts-informed research and the increasing variety of visual possibilities as a result of new technologies have paved the way for researchers to explore and use visual forms of inquiry. This article investigates how collage making and concept mapping are useful visual approaches that can inform qualitative research. They are experiential ways of doing/knowing that help to get at tacit aspects of both understanding and process and to make these more explicit to the researcher and (...)
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  29. Julia Chaitin (2009). Methodological Quandaries in Joint Israeli-Palestinian Peace Research. Journal of Research Practice 5 (1):Article M2.score: 27.0
    This article explores methodological issues central to the undertaking of joint Palestinian-Israeli research, work that is impacted by the violent conflict between the two peoples. Four issues are discussed: (a) collaborating under conflict, that is, how the conflict impacts relations between the researchers on either side of the border, (b) issues of power and equality, as they impact the research process, (c) relationships with participants, that is, how the conflict influences relations between the researcher and the research (...)
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  30. Heather Grenville & Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker (2013). From Research Assistant to Researcher: Being Wakeful in a Mentorship Journey About Methodology, Poverty, and Deficit Thinking. Journal of Research Practice 9 (2):Article M7 (proof).score: 27.0
    This article explores how insights and new knowledge were incorporated about narrative inquiry methodology, poverty, and deficit ways of thinking through a journey of mentorship. The experiences of a graduate student, as she journeys through the roles of a research assistant and graduate researcher, all the while being part of a positive mentorship experience, are relayed. The article describes the journey of an evolving researcher who becomes wakeful through the narrative inquiry methodology while engaged as a research assistant (...)
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  31. Cathy Guthrie (2007). On Learning the Research Craft: Memoirs of a Journeyman Researcher. Journal of Research Practice 3 (1):Article M1.score: 27.0
    The notion of researcher as craftsman is not new. This article takes the analogy further, exploring the similarities between the research student’s journey and the artisan’s transition from apprentice to journeyman to member of the guild, in the light of the author’s own PhD experience. Having completed her apprenticeship with the MSc, she compares her doctoral explorations of the existing literature and the methodology texts with the medieval journeyman’s migration from one master craftsman to another, incorporating the knowledge acquired (...)
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  32. Michelle Anne Maher, Joanna Gilmore & David Feldon (2013). Cognitive Apprenticeship and the Supervision of Science and Engineering Research Assistants. Journal of Research Practice 9 (2):Article M5 (proof).score: 27.0
    We explore and critically reflect on the process of science and engineering research assistant skill development both within laboratory-based research teams and, when no team is present, within the faculty supervisor-research assistant interactions. Using a performance-based measure of research skill development, we identify research assistants who, over the course of an academic year of service as a researcher, markedly developed, modestly developed, or failed to develop their research skills. Interviews with these research assistants (...)
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  33. Julia Moore, Jennifer A. Scarduzio, Brielle Plump & Patricia Geist-Martin (2013). The Light and Shadow of Feminist Research Mentorship: A Collaborative Autoethnography of Faculty-Student Research. Journal of Research Practice 9 (2):Article M8 (proof).score: 27.0
    Research assistant” is a term used to describe student researchers across a variety of contexts and encompasses a wide array of duties, rewards, and costs. As critical/qualitative scholars situated in a discipline that rarely offers funded research assistantships to graduate students, we explore how we have engaged in faculty-student research in one particularly understudied context: the independent study. Using narrative writing and reflection within a framework of collaborative autoethnography, the first three authors reflect as three “generations” of (...)
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  34. Karen Z. Naufel & Denise R. Beike (2013). The Ethical Treatment of Research Assistants: Are We Forsaking Safety for Science? Journal of Research Practice 9 (2):Article M11 (proof).score: 27.0
    Science inevitably involves ethical discussions about how research should be implemented. However such discussions often neglect the potential unethical treatment of a third party: the research assistant. Extensive anecdotal evidence suggests that research assistants can experience unique physical, psychological, and social risks when implementing their typical responsibilities. Moreover, these research assistants, who perhaps engage in research experience to bolster their curricula vitae, may feel coerced to continue to work in unsafe environments out of fear of (...)
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  35. Faith Wambura Ngunjiri (2007). Painting a Counter-Narrative of African Womanhood: Reflections on How My Research Transformed Me. Journal of Research Practice 3 (1):Article M4.score: 27.0
    Whereas writing a dissertation can be a fear-inducing experience for a doctoral student, there exists the possibility of not only learning but also self-transformation that can take place through the process. In this article, I reflect on how my choice of a research approach provided me with a transformative research experience. I will describe portraiture as a critical feminist research method that was culturally relevant in undertaking my study of African women leaders. Through this process of conducting (...)
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  36. Carey M. Noland (2006). Auto-Photography as Research Practice: Identity and Self-Esteem Research. Journal of Research Practice 2 (1):Article M1.score: 27.0
    This paper explores auto-photography as a form of research practice in the area of identity and self-esteem research. It allows researchers to capture and articulate the ways identity guides human action and thought. It involves the generation and examination of the static images that participants themselves believe best represent them. Auto-photography is an important tool for building bridges with marginalized groups in the research process, since it offers researchers a way to let participants speak for themselves. Furthermore, (...)
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  37. Johannes Petrus Rossouw & Ewelina Kinga Niemczyk (2013). A Dual Perspective on Risks and Security Within Research Assistantships. Journal of Research Practice 9 (2):Article M10 (proof).score: 27.0
    Although research assistantships are considered research learning venues in graduate education, there is a scarcity of literature that examines ethical elements attached to the employment of graduate student research assistants or the position of their research supervisors. This article explores the need to implement formal regulations specific to research assistantships in order to increase security and decrease risks for research assistants and research supervisors. Relationships between research assistants and research supervisors have (...)
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  38. Seymour Roworth-Stokes (2013). The Business of Research in Art and Design: Parallels Between Research Centres and Small Businesses. Journal of Research Practice 9 (1):Article M3.score: 27.0
    This article provides a cross-case analysis of four art and design research centres operating within UK universities. Findings from autobiographical and semi-structured interviews with researchers, research managers, and research leaders indicate that they encounter similar issues in trying to establish internal legitimacy within the university alongside the need to gain external support and recognition. In dealing with these challenges, art and design research centres tend to pass through four broadly identifiable phases: (i) Origination (utilising credentials and (...)
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  39. Stephen Soldz & Linda Lundgaard Andersen (2012). Expanding Subjectivities: Introduction to the Special Issue on'New Directions in Psychodynamic Research'. Journal of Research Practice 8 (2):Article - E2.score: 27.0
    A major theme in recent psychoanalytic thinking concerns the use of therapist subjectivity, especially "countertransference," in understanding patients. This thinking converges with and expands developments in qualitative research regarding the use of researcher subjectivity as a tool to understanding, especially but not exclusively in observational and interview-based studies. Psychodynamic or psychoanalytic approaches to research add an emphasis on unconscious motivational processes in both researchers and research participants that impact research experience and data. Building upon Anglo-Saxon and (...)
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  40. Bogusia Temple (2006). Being Bilingual: Issues for Cross-Language Research. Journal of Research Practice 2 (1):Article M2.score: 27.0
    The current political debates in England highlight the role of language in citizenship, social exclusion, and discrimination. Similar debates can also be found around the world. Correspondingly, research addressing different language communities is burgeoning. Service providers and academics are increasingly employing bilingual community researchers or interpreters to carry out research. However, there is very little written about the effect of working with bilingual researchers. What it means to be bilingual is often essentialised and rarely problematised. Bilingual researchers are (...)
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  41. Tarja Tiainen & Emma-Reetta Koivunen (2006). Exploring Forms of Triangulation to Facilitate Collaborative Research Practice: Reflections From a Multidisciplinary Research Group. Journal of Research Practice 2 (2):Article M2.score: 27.0
    This article contains critical reflections of a multidisciplinary research group studying the human and technological dynamics around some newly offered electronic services in a specific rural area of Finland. For their research, the group adopted ethnography. On facing the challenges of doing ethnographic research in a multidisciplinary setting, the group evolved its own breed of research practice based on multiple forms of triangulation. This implied the use of multiple data sources, methods, theories, and researchers, in different (...)
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  42. Bodil Stilling Blichfeldt & Jesper Rank Andersen (2006). Creating a Wider Audience for Action Research: Learning From Case-Study Research. Journal of Research Practice 2 (1):Article D2.score: 27.0
    Drawing upon the literature on action research and case-study research, this paper discusses similarities and differences between these two forms of research practice. The paper also highlights some of the criticisms and challenges action researchers face. It suggests ways in which action researchers may enhance the discussability of action research by: (a) increasing the transparency of their research processes, (b) declaring the intellectual frameworks brought into action research projects, (c) discussing transferability of findings, and (...)
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  43. Eva Dobozy (2013). Research Skills for the Future: Research Workforce Under the Spotlight. Journal of Research Practice 9 (1):Article V4.score: 27.0
    The value and training needs of the future research workforce is under the spotlight. In this article, I take up Ulrich and Dash's (2013) somewhat provocative invitation to engage in discussion and debate about current and future research. In my three-tiered response, I first discuss Ulrich and Dash's article, followed by my own observations about the APEC/Deloitte (2010) research report: "Skills and Competencies Needed in the Research Field: Objectives 2020," and finally, I explore, in some detail, (...)
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  44. Michelle K. McGinn & Ewelina K. Niemczyk (2013). Research Practice in Research Assistantships: Introducing the Special Issue on Research Assistantships. Journal of Research Practice 9 (2):Article E2 (proof).score: 27.0
    The idea for this special issue came from our mutual interest in research education and the development of future researchers. Our shared program of research has led us to discover the potentials, complexities, and dilemmas associated with research assistantships where newcomers assist more experienced researchers to conduct research projects. We considered a wide range of proposals and papers addressing different aspects of research assistantships. The resulting collection includes self-studies and analyses of others, as well as (...)
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  45. Linda Neuhauser, Dawn Richardson, Sonja Mackenzie & Meredith Minkler (2007). Advancing Transdisciplinary and Translational Research Practice: Issues and Models of Doctoral Education in Public Health. Journal of Research Practice 3 (2):Article M19.score: 27.0
    Finding solutions to complex health problems, such as obesity, violence, and climate change, will require radical changes in cross-disciplinary education, research, and practice. The fundamental determinants of health include many interrelated factors such as poverty, culture, education, environment, and government policies. However, traditional public health training has tended to focus more narrowly on diseases and risk factors, and has not adequately leveraged the rich contributions of sociology, anthropology, economics, geography, communication, political science, and other disciplines. Further, students are often (...)
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  46. Nithikul Nimkulrat (2007). The Role of Documentation in Practice-Led Research. Journal of Research Practice 3 (1):Article M6.score: 27.0
    Practice-led research in the field of art and design usually involves a study of the interplay between a researcher-practitioner and her artistic work in process. This article seeks to illustrate that documentation of art practice can be a means to record that interplay and it can be used as relevant material in practice-led research. The article will present an account of documentation in practice-led research highlighting two principal aspects: phases of documentation and the role of documentation within (...)
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  47. Richard J. Ormerod (2013). Research Skills for the Future: A Consultant's Perspective. Journal of Research Practice 9 (1):Article V2.score: 27.0
    This article is a response to a Viewpoint & Discussion article published in this journal: Ulrich, W., & Dash, D. P. (2013). Research skills for the future: Summary and critique of a comparative study in eight countries. Journal of Research Practice, 9(1), Article V1.
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  48. Anne Probert (2006). Searching for an Appropriate Research Design: A Personal Journey. Journal of Research Practice 2 (1):Article D3.score: 27.0
    This article describes in candour, the journey of a novice researcher deciding which methodological approach to apply to her doctoral research. Eager to commence fieldwork, she considers five options: ethnography, phenomenology, biography, grounded theory, and case study. Upon discovering however, that none of the described alternatives satisfactorily fits with her envisaged mode of research, she embarks on an unplanned journey into more creative possibilities and solutions. It is a process that requires critical analysis both of methodological options and (...)
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  49. Stephen John Quaye (2007). Voice of the Researcher: Extending the Limits of What Counts as Research. Journal of Research Practice 3 (1):Article M3.score: 27.0
    Social sciences research is entrenched with particular values, beliefs, norms, and practices that students, faculty, and researchers reproduce over time. In this article, the author argues for extending what counts as research within the social sciences to be more inclusive of differing methodologies and writing genres. Using personal narrative, diaries, and poetry, the author demonstrates unconventional ways of thinking about, doing, and writing research. He situates his personal experiences as a Ghanaian/American student within relevant literature to illuminate (...)
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  50. Thomas Wolfgang Thurner & Liliana Proskuryakova (2013). Collaborative Research in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Evidence From 5 Years of US-Russian Research Cooperation. Journal of Research Practice 9 (1):Article M4.score: 27.0
    We reviewed the output of research and innovation cooperation between Russia and the US, including publications and patents, in the four prospective areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy during 2007-2011. Joint US-Russia research groups appear to focus primarily on hydrogen energy (fuel cells), followed by solar photovoltaics. The upcoming areas of smart grid and biofuels were left out entirely both from research and innovation collaboration. Russian patents in green energy technologies registered in the US are very (...)
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