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1. Concise Rules Of Apa Style (Concise
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2. The Chicago Manual of Style
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3. Publication Manual of the American
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4. The Elements of Style, Fourth
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5. Principles and Practice of Clinical
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7. Pathology And Genetics of Tumours
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14. The Craft of Research, 2nd edition
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1. Concise Rules Of Apa Style (Concise Rules of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style)
by American Psychological Association (APA)
Spiral-bound (March, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars This is a supplement, not a primary resource
Hopefully this statement will help those of you who are trying to decide what to buy: If you do not own a full copy of the APA Publication Manual, then do not buy this book. This book is meant to be a pocket-sized reference guide that you can carry with you. It is meant as a supplement, but it is not the primary resource -- the APA Publication Manual is the primary resource.
2-0 out of 5 stars Incomplete
There's no rules for title pages, no examples of manuscript pages, no rules for pagination. It doesn't even tell you if the reference list belongs on a separate page or what its heading looks like. I consider these glaring omissions, particularly if you are expected to use pure APA and have no departmental style guide (like me). This book is basically a glorified guide to citation and syntactic rules. Avoid it and pay the extra five bucks for the complete book. Getting the cheap book as some kind of protest won't signficantly hurt the APA and it will just make things harder for you.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, lacking in visual references
While this is a great condensation of the main rules needed to write in APA style, this book lacks one major thing -- the practical examples of how to apply APA style in a document or manuscript.
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2. The Chicago Manual of Style
by University Of Chicago Press
Hardcover (01 August, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars the premier style guide for published American English
It is perhaps time to worry if you feel particulary warm and affectionate towards a book like THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE.
5-0 out of 5 stars Call Me Old Fashioned, but I LOVE This Book
If you work in the literary world, it drives you nuts on a daily basis to see how few writers bother to check for accuracy when it comes to using quotes, italics, or underlining in their manuscripts; how few know when to use single quotes or double quotes--don't get me started. Suffice it to say, this is the book to consult. Though there are a half dozen style books, you can't go wrong using Chicago!

4-0 out of 5 stars Important but confusing
This book is necessary for understanding how to cite works using Chicago style, but it can be confusing and unclear.However it has many example sections which I found useful. ... Read more

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3. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition
by American Psychological Association (APA)
Paperback (July, 2001)
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1-0 out of 5 stars a mess
For being the official source on APA this book is appallingly bad. It is extremely hard to use, is incomplete, and seems to have even less information than is freely available on the net. Save yourself some time and skip buying this.

2-0 out of 5 stars The Plot was pretty slow moving
I don't know... i just think the plotting of this novel was just pretty slow and not really exciting at all.The villains were just cardboard characters, the hero was kinda blah, and it just didn't build to an exciting resolution.So I can only give it two stars for effort...

5-0 out of 5 stars Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition
Very easy to find guidlelines for references and how to use them make this 5th edition a must for students and their tutors who are engaged in publishing research.
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4. The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
by Longman
Paperback (23 July, 1999)
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Composition teachers throughout the English-speaking world have been pushing this book on their students since it was first published in 1957.Co-author White later revised it, and it remains the most compact and lucid handbook we have for matters of basic principles of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, and writing style. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Do You Dread Looking Things Up?
The Elements of Style makes grammatical research so easy, you'll want to look up things you'd always wondered about but thought would take too much time. Recently someone asked me about the use of the serial comma, and, as it was about text we were going to put on the dust jacket of a book, it was sufficiently important to look up. It turned out to be the second item in the Table of Contents. First you get the general rule, in this case "In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last." The example given is "gold, silver, or copper." The sole exception is a series of names in a business: "Brown, Shipley and Co." There! With thirty seconds effort, the issue was adjudicated. I can't recommend it highly enough. Thank God for the Fourth Edition. My Third Edition is dog-eared with use.

5-0 out of 5 stars Important Reading
This little book is important reading for any one who has or is desiring to write. One of the best things that I could say about the book is that it is full of examples that are juxtaposed. Every element is clearly defined in such a way that any one can easily see the difference between the examples given. This book is a "how to" book for proper use of english in written form. It seemingly covers everything you could imagine from the use of commas and omiting needless words to expressing yourself clearly and not overwriting. The five chapters are: 1. Elementary Rules of Usage 2. Elementary Principles of Composition 3. A Few Matters of Form 4. Words and Expressions Commonly Misused 5. An Approach to Style.
5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Indispensable!
Anyone doing any writing, regardless of the purpose, must have a copy of this handy little reference book right next to their dictionary and thesaurus. "Elements of Style" is an indispensable little guide full of superb tips for the correct use of the English language. ... Read more

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5. Principles and Practice of Clinical Research
by Academic Press
Hardcover (January, 2002)
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Subjects:  1. Clinical medicine    2. Diseases    3. Life Sciences - Biology - General    4. Medical    5. Medical / Nursing    6. Medical Research    7. Research    8. Clinical & Internal Medicine    9. Science / Biology   


6. The Cure: How a Father Raised $100 Million--And Bucked the Medical Establishment--In a Quest to Save His Children
by Regan Books
Hardcover (29 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A book about love
Ms. Anand tells a wonderful tale of true love.Love of a husband and wife faced with unexpected challenges so early in their marriage, and how they struggled to keep that love alive under both sad and horrific conditions.Love of children for their parents and each other.Love of family, both immediate and extended.And love for each and every person touched by the fight for the cure. I was swept away by the human drama and just when I thought I knew what was going to happen next, the story look another unforeseen turn.It's amazing to realize that this is a true story.Life and love doesn't get any better than this.

5-0 out of 5 stars It makes you think and it makes you care
This wonderful book has a lot of emotional depth and complexity.John Crowley, the young father, is brash, brilliant, arrogant, and ignorant.He makes personal mistakes and business mistakes, yet you remain drawn to his story by empathy for his desperation as he fears that his small children will suffer a slow painful death.It's an honest and interesting portrait of a real human being, not a one-dimensional hero.
5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting - Read it non-stop!
Very good book - Interesting story.Highlights are the lengths a family goes through to help their children, and the inspirational message.I think the title is ironic, since there is not actually a "cure" for Pompe Disease, merely a treatment to help stabilize and possibly restore some muscle function.Also misleading a bit, because while Crowley without a doubt worked very hard on a cure, the actual treatment approved by the fda was not the main one he was involved with researching/funding.Nonetheless, still a very admirable man and good story. ... Read more

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7. Pathology And Genetics of Tumours of the Soft Tissues And Bones (World Health Organization Classification of Tumours)
by Not Avail
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5-0 out of 5 stars Pathology And Genetics of Tumours of the Soft Tissues And Bones (World Health Organization Classification of Tumours S.)
This is a great book to review bone and soft tissue tumor. ... Read more

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8. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
by University Of Chicago Press
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4-0 out of 5 stars You need this book
This book is a must-have for anyone writing a college level or above paper.I've found that it's better used as a reference, not as the kind type of book you sit down and read.One warning, it is a manual, so it's pretty dry - dry, but necessary.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
As valuable today in professional business writing as it was 20 years ago in college.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is the Bible for Historians!
I was instructed by several of my past professors that this book would be the guiding light in regards to submitting & creating scholarly materials in my academic writing matriculation.They were right, this book regardless of its many editions has been in my possession for the last 6-7 years.Academians of all concentrations when it comes down to the publishing of Termpapers, Thesis, or Dissertations, you really cannot go wrong with this Chicago-style format.This book made assessing materials, writing papers, citations, proper documentation, and even grading essay papers as a college instructor an enjoyable experience.However, as a undergraduate and graduate student I was introduced to this bible.Now I am entertaining the idea of future editing. I recomment this book to all of my students and colleagues alike!
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9. American Medical Association Manual of Style : A Guide for Authors and Editors (AMA)
by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Hardcover (01 December, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, comprehensive,and easy to use
The Manual is a complete guide to the AMA style and also an excellent grammar book.The topics are easy to find and the tables and lists are comprehensive.It is a great companion to The Chicago Manual of Style because it details the grammar preferred by the AMA and contains needed terminology.This is a necessary reference for medical publications proofreaders and editors.

5-0 out of 5 stars A style manual you will rarely close
The specific goal of the American Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors is to codify and collect the myriad instructions, rules, and dictums that AMA applies to the many journals, books, and other publications that are printed under its imprint. The more general goal, perhaps not stated, is to broaden the influence of those standards so they encompass more of the medical publishing community. 5-0 out of 5 stars thank you cheryl �verson for that work
I read the book , I feel that work is very nice ,and I give that 5 star , ... Read more

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10. The CRA¿s Guide to Monitoring Clinical Research
by CenterWatch
Paperback (01 January, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on Clinical Trials practice!
I strongly recommend this book for those who work or who are interested in getting into the field of clinical research/clinical trials. ... Read more

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11. Chemoarchitectonic Atlas of the Developing Mouse Brain
Hardcover (29 December, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful
Each section of the mouse brain is shown in color stained for acetylcholinesterase, tyrosine hydroxylase, calretinin, calbindin, and 5-hydroxytryptamine. The Nissl stain, thionin, was also used. Thestructures in each brain sectionare labelled on each page.Brainsections from gestational ages E11/E12, E13/14, E15/16, E17/18 and thenewborn are shown. ... Read more

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12. Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions
by McGraw-Hill
Paperback (01 September, 1996)
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5-0 out of 5 stars WOW Eye opening
After taking a detailed teleclass on interview training from an outplacement coach /resume writer (http://www.callfranklyspeaking.com), she recommended some further reading to make me an expert. I found this book to be really perfect after what I had learned. Straight and to the point.

4-0 out of 5 stars Muy interesante especialmente en cuanto a las preguntas que uno puede hacer....
Para el que no ha realizado ninguna entrevista de trabajo en su vida, este libro es fundamental, cubre la mayor�a de las preguntas a las que uno puede verse expuesto. Desde las m�s sencillas y t�picas (historial detallado) hasta las m�s extra�as y que suelen buscar situaciones de tensi�n o desequilibrio del entrevistado (dudas sobre capacidad para el puesto, preguntas sexistas, etc).
5-0 out of 5 stars Good insight on how interviews go - step-by-step
I've had good interviews before, but since it's 4 years since I did my last job search, I decided to get some good insight on the subject.
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13. Focus Groups: A Practical Guide for Applied Research, Third Edition
by Sage Publications, Inc
Plastic Comb (26 April, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Review from aFocus Group Moderator
If you're looking for practical information that you can apply quickly, I suggest picking up this book. You'll flip through it time and again. As the owner of www.MyFocusGroupModerator.com, I see a lot of poorly written material. Krueger has done a good job in making this guide immediately impactful to the reader.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful guide to focus groups
Kreuger and Casey's book provided helpful information for conducting focus groups to novice practioners. From room arrangement to recruitment, the guide covered all the basics.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow, Surprisingly Good....
If you are looking for a solid foundation in conducting focus groups, this is your book.From initial planning to post group interview analysis, it provides a fantastic and comprehensive overview on preparing and conducting focus group research.It is particularly useful for marketing and research professionals looking to take their first steps into the world of focus groups.I purchased the book to help with my consulting practice and have been very pleased.Overall grade: A-/A ... Read more

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14. The Craft of Research, 2nd edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
by University Of Chicago Press
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Skillfully done, research can be the solid cornerstone of your term paper (or dissertation, essay, or article); inadequately executed, it can cause your whole project to crumble and fall. Yet essential as research is to the ultimate success of your work, performing it is not an innate talent. The precepts, steps, and skills of solid research are readily acquired if you spend some time with Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Useful...
I am a master's student just beginning graduate studies in the humanities.I picked up this book during my first semester and devoured it over the course of a few days (my undergraduate degree is in mathematics, so I figured I was a little behind the curve in my present area).It's the kind of book I think I will return to occasionally throughout my studies.There's some useful stuff here, but the main point of the book is "make sure you make a good argument!"That's really what it boils down to.As someone with a solid background in logic, however, I found much of the book to be reducible to basic principles of common sense.There's a section on "warrants" for example that sounds very sophisticated and difficult, but is really just an exercise in constructing a logical argument by using universally accepted propositions.Now this is fine, but I think the material could be presented in a much simpler manner.Instead of using large tables and graphics with arrows and textboxes and all that jazz, the authors could have taken a more minimalist route and avoided a lot of confusion. I don't know... maybe I would have just preferred a different format.Some of the things in the book really bug me.For example, chapter seven introduces the ideas of claim, warrants, reason, and evidence.To put it simply, you base claims on reasons.Evidence is the cold hard reality upon which the reasoning process rests.Warrants are like propositions which connect reasons to claims in the way antecedents are connected to consequents.If your warrant is something like A=>B then your reasons will need to coincide with A and your claims with B (if your warrant is going to successfully connect reasons to claims).If your claim is more specific than B then your warrant isn't strong enough (and your claim is unjustifiably strong).If your reason is broader than A then your claim won't necessarily follow because your not sticking to the limits of the proposition.This kind of stuff is very basic logical reasoning which everyone is familiar with.So why do the authors say "as we said, this is not easy stuff."Maybe it's not easy because the presentation is muddled.It could have been simplified by taking a more symbolic route (perhaps in addition to, or as a a preliminary, what is already here).

5-0 out of 5 stars The Craft of Research
Excellent way to learn the steps required to write an quality research paper.Learning the proper way to do reseach will remove stress and make writing fun.I am a 1 year MBA student at WSU but I wish I learned these techniques in high school.The next edition should have examples and resources for business students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Notes from an English Instructor
The Craft of Research is an excellent guide for students of all ages and levels.I teach Freshman Composition, and I am using it this year as a basis of lectures in my Research Class.I am considering requiring my students to buy it next year.The book is not written as a textbook, but as a guide that individual students could read and use.The language is straight forward and easy to follow.The authors, English professors, take students through the research process, step by step.I highly recommend this book for anyone from high school seniors through graduate school, especially for those who are a few years removed from Freshman Comp. ... Read more

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15. Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination
by Sage Publications Ltd
Paperback (01 March, 1999)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource for the Dissertation
I found this book to be a great resource as I am doing research for my dissertation. It has helped me to look at the lit review in a new light and has given me several ideas of others avenues to search.

5-0 out of 5 stars so good my advisor is going to use it
This book is great.It has all you need to complete a research paper at any level.I used it for my bachelor's project which, according to my advisor, is equivalent to a Master's thesis in content requirement.My advisor has asked me to lend him the book so he can use it to revise the current research manual supplied by the college.This book is easy to read and has a lot of useful tables and charts.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great resource!
Great, current resource for writing a lit review.Especially appreciated the specific information about how to analyze and synthesize information. ... Read more

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16. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Sixth Edition
by Modern Language Association of America
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5-0 out of 5 stars a must for secondary and post-secondary students
The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Sixth Editions is a must for anyone who is attending secondary or post-secondary school, because it shows them how to properly cite their sources when writing a research paper. It show them how to create a bibliograhy and works cited page for just about any kind of source that they are using, whether it is a book, scientfic journal, newspaper, magazine article, or online source.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have Book for College Students
I have used this book extensively since I began my Master's degree program, and I have been very pleased with both the content and simplicity of use.Having been out of school for several years, I found myself confused as to how to correctly cite various types of media for a bibliography, but this great book is loaded with examples of how to correctly cite any type of media.
5-0 out of 5 stars MLA Handbook: The Savior of College Students
The MLA Handbook is the most useful writing instruction manual available.The handbook's straight-forward English and clear-cut presentation of its contents, will make writing research papers, formal letters and yes, citations, a smooth and swift task.College freshmen and sophomores will be sharpened and formed into skilled and knowledgeable writers.And their anxieties will be consumed by a confidence that no longer fears those dreadful words "research paper."But this does not mean that you should sell it back after you meet your requisites!The MLA handbook is a not something you discard like those odious textbooks that are reprinted and updated every semester.It is a trustworthy handbook there for your literary refinement, always.The MLA handbook should be issued to all incoming students at orientation. ... Read more

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17. USMLE Step 2 Secrets
by Hanley & Belfus
Paperback (19 March, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Better than First Aid
I found Step 2 secrets to be a much higher yield resource for Step 2 CK than First Aid. First Aid contains too much detailed basic science review for my liking. Step 2 secrets is predominantly clinical and full of pearls that came up on CK for me. Especially helpful were the emergency medicine, cardiology and rheumatology sections. The question/answer format is very handy. I covered answers and discussed the question in my mind, in essence self-pimping throughout the book. It's a great book to use for group study or study with a partner as well. I went through secrets before tackling Qbank questions and found it to be very helpful. When I sat for CK, I was amazed by how many questions (50+) that I was able to answer immediately based on recalling the content in secrets. Secrets is short and easily digestible. Although I consider USMLE World and Kaplan Qbank to be the top study aids for the exam, I believe that step 2 secrets is a very good supplemental text for preparation. I regret having purchased and read First Aid (see my review of First Aid for CK). In general the first aid series are very good as we all know; however, step 2 secrets is superior to first aid for CK in my opinion.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid but use USMLEworld too
Several interns had recommended this book to me to prep for Step 2.I used Step 2 Secrets almost exclusively with Kaplan Q Bank and USMLEworld (another online question bank).Step 2 Secrets seems to deal with the bread-and-butter of the medical field, which is an essential foundation for the real test.While doing USMLEworld, however, I tended to miss quite a few questions that Step 2 Secrets did not seem to cover. Unfortunately, the real Step 2 tends to mimic USMLEworld closely in terms of format, difficulty, and overall vagueness.Just prior to test time, I browsed through First Aid Step 2 CK and it seemed to cover some of the holes in my knowledge.I did not feel very confident taking the test.Nonetheless, I managed a 260+ on the real thing, which I don't think reflected my true lack of knowledge.While Step 2 Secrets (as a previous reviewer mentioned), does do a good job covering the basics, it lacks the inside edge USMLEworld and the newest First Aid (only slightly better) possess.In the end, you probably only want to buy either Step 2 Secrets or First Aid.They're quite similar, so your decision should be based on the format.If you like Q&A, go for Secrets.If you like outlines and text, First Aid (Crush Step 2 is basically an outline version of Secrets).Make sure, however, to do USMLEworld.It's frustrating and nit picky, like the real thing.Step 2 is more instinctual in nature than Step 1, so it's more about realizing general concepts of treatments and workups.Practice questions and scenarios are key here.Prior clinical experience and doing well on rotations (learning, not scutting) are important as well.Good luck and I hope you have good results.

5-0 out of 5 stars love the format
for people like me, an outline does nothing compared this book's quick hit question and answer format. ... Read more

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18. Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process
by Sage Publications, Inc
Paperback (15 January, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!Wish I had bought it months ago.
I wish I had this book when I was doing my final core class preparing my prospectus.I had it on my 'wish list'.It would have made things much easier if I had obtained it earlier.I read it one sitting.Written in layman's terms.The best book out of several that I have bought to prepare for my dissertation.Highly recommend this as the one to obtain!You will find it valuable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Handy Guide
This book is providing me with excellent guidance throughout my dissertation process. Honestly, it has even been more helpful than my advisor. As many doctoral students do, I keep odd hours while writing, often getting my best ideas in the middle of the night. It is great to be able to access my handy advisor 24/7, meaning that my ideas have been easily acted upon no matter what time of day or night I think of them. A bit pricey, but well worth it for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and Clear
This is an outstanding guide for the dissertation process. I have consulted several other similar works on how to write a dissertation but this is the one I have relied on the most because it is comprehensive and very easy to follow.The entire text can be read in a few hours for a very good over view of the process.Then it becomes a very handy "survival" life line when problems come up. ... Read more

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19. Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials: Concepts and Methodologies (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)
by Wiley-Interscience
Hardcover (08 December, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Most complete reference on the topic
I own several books on clinical trials and this one is my favorite.It is biblical in its treatment of the topic and always seems to contain what my other books don't.
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20. Basics of Qualitative Research: Second Edition: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory
by Sage Publications, Inc
Paperback (22 September, 1998)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Research and Theory Construction
This book's title shows that "qualitative research" is its primary subject, and "developing grounded theory" is its secondary subject. The opposite is true in the case of the book coauthored earlier by Strauss: "The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research." In the interval between the writing of the two books, Strauss may have realized that his thesis was about research work more than theory construction. But the text of this second book too presents research work as theory construction, as explained below. It could be thought that what is to be called a "theory" is a linguistic issue. But the definition of this term must not prevent the construction of real theories as distinct from empirical knowledge.
5-0 out of 5 stars Qualitative Research:A step-by-step approach
Fourth in a series of books about grounded theory,this book describes in detail the procedures and techniques used in the grounded theory method ofqualitative research.The first-time qualitative researcher will now beable to go through the process with a competent guide, while theexperienced researcher will be able to find answers to unansweredquestions. The book starts with an explanation of the theoretical andphilosphical foundations of the grounded theory method in qualitativeresearch.Later chapters explain the different techniques that can be usedin this approach, with examples.Sections that give definitions of termsused in this research approach provide a clearer understanding of thediscussion in each chapter. This book is an ideal companion for anyonewishing to pursue qualitative research.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Grounded Theory Classic (re-edited)
Excellent book to put in the hands of every student wishing to use qualitative methodology - in grounded theory - for a research project, especially at the graduate level. Strauss(who died in 1996, two yearsbefore the new edition of the book was published) and Corbin havethoroughly revised the first edition of "Basics of QualitativeResearch" and added, among other things, a FAQ based on theirstudents' questions. Caution, though, the book is NOT a step-by-step manualor a A-to-Z handbook for forging concepts, building categories andproperties, etc. and other books will have to be read as an introduction tothe technical aspects of qualitative research. Also, a complete newcomer toqualitative analysis may find chapters 5, 6 and 7 unclear until he gets tochapter 8 about open coding.Read more

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