Course, Dissertation, and Research Resources

Research and Dissertation Resources


Analytical Tools


Dr. Jim Mirabella's Statistics Resources


Recommended Books


A Survival Kit for Doctoral Students and Their Supervisors: Traveling the Landscape of Research 

A Survival Kit for Doctoral Students and Their Supervisors offers a hands-on guide to both students and supervisors on the doctoral journey, helping make the process as enjoyable as it is productive. 


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition 6th Edition

The "Publication Manual" is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators. Although it is specifically designed to help writers in the behavioral sciences and social sciences, anyone who writes non-fiction prose can benefit from its guidance. 


Practical Research: Planning and Design (11th Edition)  

Engaging and cross-disciplinary, Practical Research: Planning and Design is a do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself manual for planning and conducting research.  Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the text guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions throughout. 


Questionnaire Design: How to Plan, Structure and Write Survey Material for Effective Market Research (Market Research in Practice)

Questionnaires are vital for the market researcher: they draw accurate information from respondents, give structure to interviews, provide a standard form on which facts, comments and attitudes can be recorded and facilitate data processing. Questionnaire Design explains the role of questionnaires in market research and looks at different types of questionnaire, examining when and how they should be deployed.


Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, 4th Edition

For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and reflections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry.


Taking the Measure of Work: A Guide to Validated Scales for Organizational Research and Diagnosis

Organizational researchers and managers have never had a single easy-to-use resource for validated measures, often relying on a selection of journal articles or improvised solutions to meet immediate needs. Taking the Measure of Work: A Guide to Validated Scales for Organizational Research and Diagnosis provides researchers, consultants, managers, and organizational development specialists validated and reliable ways to measure how employees view their work and their organization.


Qualitative Research


Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design Choosing Among Five Approaches


Using Concept Maps In Qualitative Research


Quantitative Research


Sample Size Calculator

This useful and free tool allows for calculation of the number of respondents needed in a survey to achieve statistically significant results for a specific population. Click above to discover how many participants you need to invite and subsequently respond to obtain your required sample size.


Recommended Websites (uncategorized)


Organization of Work: Measurement Tools for Research and Practice