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Animals in Research: Law, Policy, and Humane Sciences
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This course introduces students to the principles, laws, and policies that influence the use of animal and alternative, non-animal-based (humane sciences) research techniques in biomedical research.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Alan M. Goldberg
Paul A. Locke
Date Added:
09/15/2010
Applied Statistics, Spring 2009
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I designed the course for graduate students who use statistics in their research, plan to use statistics, or need to interpret statistical analyses performed by others. The primary audience are graduate students in the environmental sciences, but the course should benefit just about anyone who is in graduate school in the natural sciences. The course is not designed for those who want a simple overview of statistics; we’ll learn by analyzing real data. This course or equivalent is required for UMB Biology and EEOS Ph.D. students. It is a recommended course for several of the intercampus graduate school of marine science program options.

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Statistics and Probability
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Full Course
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UMass Boston
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UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Eugene Gallagher
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Basic research methods
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This unit covers basic research methods in an easily accessible way, and includes research tips and pros and cons for each method. It also takes learners through a step-by-step approach to planning research.

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ItrainOnline
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ItrainOnline MMTK
Author:
ItrainOnline MMTK
Date Added:
11/28/2004
Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research
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Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. Additional chapters cover understanding types of sources, searching for information, and avoiding plagiarism. Each chapter includes self-quizzes and activities to reinforce core concepts and help you apply them. There are also appendices for quick reference on search tools, copyright basics, and fair use.

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Education
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Full Course
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The Ohio State University
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Pressbooks
Author:
Cheryl Lowry
Date Added:
01/01/2015
DRUG TARGETS (2014)
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Drug research has contributed more to the progress of medicine during the past century than any other scientific factor. With lecture snippets of Gerhard Domagk, Gertrude Elion and Brian Kobilka this Mini Lectures introduces to the fundamental research methods of drug targeting.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
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Mini Lectures
Date Added:
04/13/2018
Exercise 2- Reading and Outlining an Empirical Article
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This exercise guides students through reading and outlining an empirical journal article. It reviews the basic structure of empirical journal articles and prompts students to take detailed notes of each article as they read.

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Social Science
Social Work
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Matthew DeCarlo
Date Added:
06/22/2018
Exercise 3- Reading and Outlining a Non-Empirical Article.docx
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This exercise guides students through how to outline a non-empirical (theoretical, philosophical, practical) journal article. Students are prompted to take detailed notes as they read within a structured format.

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Social Science
Social Work
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Matthew DeCarlo
Date Added:
06/22/2018
Foundations of Public Health: Pub Hlth 200 (English)
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This course presents the overarching framework, principles, and core responsibilities of public health research and practice from a multidisciplinary perspective. The course also provides the necessary foundation for further studies toward advanced cross-cutting approaches essential for public health practice.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
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U.C. Irvine
Provider Set:
UCI Open
Author:
Oladele Ogunseitan
Date Added:
01/15/2019
How to Do a Research Interview
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After a short introduction looking at Steinar Kvale's 10 criteria of a good interviewer, this video examines two interviews: one a short and rather poor attempt, the other a longer and much improved version. It is designed to help anyone learning how to undertake research interviews in the social sciences.

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Education
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Lecture
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University of Huddersfield
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Individual Authors
Author:
Graham
R Gibbs
Date Added:
10/25/2012
Human Factors Engineering, Fall 2011
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This course is designed to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a fundamental understanding of human factors that must be taken into account in the design and engineering of complex aviation and space systems. The primary focus is the derivation of human engineering design criteria from sensory, motor, and cognitive sources to include principles of displays, controls and ergonomics, manual control, the nature of human error, basic experimental design, and human-computer interaction in supervisory control settings. Undergraduate students will demonstrate proficiency through aviation accident case presentations, quizzes, homework assignments, and hands-on projects. Graduate students will complete all the undergraduate assignments; however, they are expected to complete a research-oriented project with a final written report and an oral presentation.

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Engineering
Environmental Science
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Full Course
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MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Divya C. Chandra
Laurence R. Young
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Introducing Observational Approaches in Research With Children and Young People
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This unit introduces you to analysing academic writing and, in particular, the way an article might be structured to clearly explain an investigation to other researchers. It explores observation of children and young people using qualitative observation approaches in small-scale studies.

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Social Work
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Activity/Lab
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Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Introduction to Sociology
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This course is designed to introduce you to a range of basic sociological principles so that you can develop your own sociological imagination. You will learn about the origins of sociology as a discipline and be introduced to major sociological theories and methods of research. You will also explore such topics as sex and gender, deviance, and racism.

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Sociology
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
08/28/2013
Introduction to the Ethics of Human Subjects Research
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This course Introduces students to ethics concepts as they apply to questions and challenges in conducting human subject research. The aim is to increase students' knowledge and skills to recognize and consider ethical issues that arise in the conduct of human subject research. The course was designed for clinical investigators in India who will likely collaborate with US investigators; it therefore includes a discussion of US and Indian regulatory requirements relevant to the conduct of collaborative research.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Anant Bhan
Holly Taylor
Nancy Kass
Date Added:
06/01/2009
Library Class Sessions for Research Methods in Building Construction: Evaluating Sources
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Using source evaluation as the theme, discussed different article types such as government reports, case studies, literature reviews, peer-reviewed scholarly articles, law reviews, self-published articles, and the value of each. Class included a hands-on activity with worksheet.

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Applied Science
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Activity/Lab
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Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Author:
Leslie Mathews
Virginia Pannabecker
Date Added:
02/11/2016
Managerial Psychology, Fall 2006
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Core subject for students majoring in management science. Surveys individual and social psychology and organization theory interpreted in the context of the managerial environment. Laboratory involves projects of an applied nature in behavioral science. Emphasizes use of behavioral science research methods to test hypotheses concerning organizational behavior. Instruction and practice in communication include report writing, team decision-making, and oral and visual presentation.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Carroll, John S.
Date Added:
01/01/2006