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Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods

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For faculty to advance their careers in higher education, publishing is essential. A competitive marketplace, strict research standards, and scrupulous tenure committees are all challenges academicians face in publishing their research and achieving tenure at their institutions. The Handbook of Research on Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods assists researchers in navigating the field of scholarly publishing through a careful analysis of multidisciplinary research topics and recent trends in the industry. With its broad, practical focus, this handbook is of particular use to researchers, scholars, professors, graduate students, and librarians.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. PRELUDE
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK AND TARGET AUDIENCE
    4. ORGANIZATION AND IMPACT OF THIS VOLUME
    5. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Preparing Book Proposals for Scholarly Publishers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GETTING OVER IMPOSTORSHIP
    4. ELEMENTS OF A SCHOLARLY PROPOSAL
    5. PURPOSE
    6. OVERALL ORGANIZATION
    7. COMPETITION ANALYSIS
    8. SCHEDULE FOR WRITING
    9. APPROACHING A PUBLISHER
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 2: Creating a Support Structure for Academic Writing and Publication Support
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 3: Connecting Theory to Practice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THEORY INTO PRACTICE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 4: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SCHOLARSHIPS OF ENGAGEMENT AND OF SHARING
    5. PRESERVING BOUNDARIES OR ENCOURAGING ENGAGEMENT?
    6. THE MULTIPLE ROLES OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 5: Supporting Dissertation Writing Using a Cognitive Apprenticeship Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COGNITIVE APPRENTICESHIP CONTRASTED WITH TRADITIONAL APPRENTICESHIP
    4. THE TEACHING METHODS OF COGNITIVE APPRENTICESHIP
    5. AN EXTENDED EXAMPLE OF THE STAGES: WRITING A LITERATURE REVIEW
    6. WRITING TASKS AS COGNITIVE APPRENTICESHIP
    7. WRITING WORKSHOP AS COGNITIVE APPRENTICESHIP
    8. CONNECTIONS BETWEEN COGNITIVE APPRENTICESHIP AND COGNITIVE MATURITY
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 6: The Civic University, the Engaged Scholar
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TAME PROBLEMS, WICKED PROBLEMS
    4. THE MODERN UNIVERSITY
    5. RE-ENVISIONING THE “UNIVERSITY AS CIVIC PARTNER,” REIMAGINING SCHOLARSHIP
    6. THE CASE OF KEEWAYTIN-OKIMAKANAK
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 7: Qualitative Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING THE RESEARCH “PROBLEM”
    4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    5. SAMPLE SELECTION AND DATA COLLECTION
    6. DATA ANALYSIS
    7. WRITING UP AND PRESENTING YOUR FINDINGS
    8. SUMMARY
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 8: Dancing with the Data
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHAT IS ARTS-BASED RESEARCH?
    4. EXPANDING ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE
    5. EMPATHY, AFFECT, AND TRANSFORMATION
    6. ARTISTS AS RESEARCHERS AND RESEARCHERS AS ARTISTS
    7. ARTS-BASED RESEARCH AS POLITICAL PROCESS
    8. THE ROLE OF THE ARTS IN RESEARCH
    9. ADDITIONAL FORMS OF ARTS-BASED REASEARCH
    10. TRUSTWORTHINESS IN ARTS-BASED RESEARCH
    11. ARTS-BASED RESEARCH IN THESES AND DISSERTATIONS
    12. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    13. REFERENCES
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 9: Navigators on the Research Path
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    4. TEACHING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: ISSUES AND PROBLEMS
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: A DISCUSSION OF POSSIBILITIESS
    6. BEYOND DIDACTIC PRESCRIPTIVE INSTRUCTION: METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: Learning and Teaching Qualitative Data Analysis in a US University
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. METHODS
    5. FINDINGS
    6. IMPLICATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  19. Chapter 11: Learning and Knowledge Creation under Perpetual Construction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LEARNING, REASONING, AND DECISION MAKING IN ORGANIZATIONS
    4. ORGANIZATIONS AND APPLIED BUSINESS RESEARCH
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 12: Technology-Enhanced Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DATA TYPES
    5. E-LEARNING MODULE AND BLENDED LEARNING
    6. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF RESEARCH
    7. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES AND PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY RESEARCHERS
    8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 13: Information Architecture and the Comic Arts
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS
    4. VISUAL INFORMATION BEHAVIORS
    5. COMIC ARTS IN EDUCATION
    6. INFORMATION DESIGN AND RESEARCH METHODS
    7. COMIC ARTS STUDY
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 14: Research as Curriculum Inquiry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CURRICULUM INQUIRY USING RESEARCH NARRATIVES
    3. HEALING VALUE OF WRITING
    4. RESEARCH METHODS
    5. SURVEY RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
    6. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS
    7. THE AGE OF ANXIETY
    8. FOR THE GIRLS
    9. ANXIETY AND HEALTH
    10. THE PROBLEM: IMPLEMENTING STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE STUDENT SUCCESS
    11. SOLUTION #1: FINDING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
    12. SOLUTION #2: CONNECTING THROUGH CREATING CLASS COMMUNITY
    13. SOLUTION #3: REFLECTING THROUGH WRITING
    14. CONTRIBUTE A VERSE
    15. REFERENCES
    16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 15: Examining the Dynamics of Value Propositions in Digital Books
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONTEXTULAISING DIGITAL DIVIDE AND DIGITAL BOOKS
    4. DIGITAL DIVIDE AND PERIODISATION
    5. FEEL OF BOOK
    6. CONVENIENCE
    7. BROWSING AND ATMOSPHERE
    8. PRICE
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 16: Teachers as Researchers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ACTION RESEARCH
    4. PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH
    5. PRACTICAL EXAMPLES
    6. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHER RESEARCH STRATEGIES
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 17: Research Methodologies for Multitasking Studies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS OF MULTITASKING IN DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES
    4. RESEARCH PARADIGMS AND METHODS
    5. RESEARCH METHODS USED IN MULTITASKING STUDIES
    6. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 18: Infusing Yourself into the Backstory
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. HISTORICAL APPROACH TO CASE STUDY RESEARCH
    4. MULTIDIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE TO CASE STUDY RESEARCH
    5. CONCLUSION: THE SOLUTION IN SEARCH OF A PROBLEM
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Chapter 19: Demystifying the Delphi Method
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DELPHI RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. AS A RESEARCH METHOD
    6. DELPHI ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  28. Chapter 20: Survey Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND OF SURVEY RESEARCH
    4. COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT SURVEY METHODS
    5. BASIC COMPONENTS OF SURVEY RESEARCH
    6. ISSUES AND SOME RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  29. Chapter 21: Surveys as Tools to Measure Qualitative and Quantitative Data
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WHAT IS A SURVEY?
    4. HOW TO WRITE SURVEY QUESTIONS?
    5. HOW TO COLLECT SURVEY DATA?
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  30. Chapter 22: Measurement Development and Validation in Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING AND CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS
    4. INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT USING EXPLORATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS
    5. MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE
    6. SECOND-ORDER MULTI-GROUP CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  31. Chapter 23: Developing Multilevel Models for Research
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. DEVELOPING MULTILEVEL MODELS FOR RESEARCH
    3. THE RESEARCH CYCLE
    4. LEVEL OF ANALYSIS/MEASUREMENT
    5. MULTILEVEL MODELS
    6. THEORY DEVELOPMENT
    7. THEORY AND THEORY TESTING DISSEMINATION
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    13. APPENDIX
  32. Chapter 24: Growth Models in the Age of School Reform and Accountability
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. PROLOGUE
    3. INTRODUCTION
    4. THE POLICY OF GROWTH MODELS
    5. THE PRACTICE AND USE OF GROWTH MODELS
    6. IMPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION FROM POLICY AND PRACTICE OF GROWTH MODELS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  33. Compilation of References
  34. About the Contributors