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Practice Sets

Practice 1

Getting Started: Possibilities and Decisions

Practice 2

First Decisions: From Inspiration to Implementation

Practice 3

Ethics: What Are My Responsibilities As a Researcher

Practice 4

You Could Look It Up: Reading, Recording, and Reviewing Research

Practice 5

Measurement: Research Using Numbers

Practice 6

Sampling: Who, What, and How Many

Practice 7

Summarizing Research Results: Data Reduction and Descriptive Statistics

Practice 8

Generalizing From Research Results: Inferential Statistics

Practice 9

Surveys: Putting Numbers on Opinions

Practice 10

Experiments: Researching Cause and Effect

Practice 11

Quantitative Understanding of Content: Content Analysis

Practice 12

Qualitative Understanding of Content: Rhetorical and Critical Analyses, and More

Practice 13

Qualitative Understanding of Communication Behavior: Interviews, Focus Groups, and Ethnography

Practice 14

Research Results in Print and Online: Writing and Presenting for Scholarly and Other Publics