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Zientek, Linda R.; Werner, Jon M.; Campuzano, Mariela V.; Nimon, Kim – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
The abundance of technological and Internet resources can both simplify and complicate a researcher's world. Such innovations place a burden on researchers to stay current with advances in technology and then discern the best technology tools to utilize. We first discuss benefits that Google Scholar can provide in the preparation of the literature…
Descriptors: Courseware, Technology Uses in Education, Influence of Technology, Electronic Libraries
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Bennett, Jo; Grant, Natalie S. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2016
An ecomap is a social work data collection tool that is used to gather data about a participant's environment. Derived from Bronfenbrenner's ecological system theory, the ecomap can be used in adult education and human resource development to record information of in-and-out-of-work and learning experiences and show how these interactions support…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Data Collection, Research Tools
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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
The one constant for all dissertations, and for all research for that matter, is the need to state the problem of the study based on the scholarly literature. Doctoral programs commonly require that students take a sequence of research courses that usually focus on how to carry-out a study. That is, the design, the methodology, and the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Adult Education, Labor Force Development, Educational Research
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Newman, Isadore; Covrig, Duane M. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
Consistency in the title, problem, purpose, and research question improve the logic and transparency of research. When these components of research are aligned research design and planning are more coherent and research reports are more readable. This article reviews the process for checking for and improving consistency. Numerous examples of…
Descriptors: Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Reports, Research Problems
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Daley, Barbara J. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
Concept maps can be used as both a cognitive and constructivist learning strategy in teaching and learning in adult education and human resource development. The maps can be used to understand course readings, analyze case studies, develop reflective thinking and enhance research skills. The creation of concept maps can also be supported by the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Concept Mapping, Research Methodology, Learning Strategies
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Bettinger, Thomas V. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
While there is growing attention to sexual minorities in adult education (AE) and human resource development (HRD) literature, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have received very little attention in AE or in HRD research. This article captures methodological issues and concerns from LBGTQ-related research from…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Ethics
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Reio, Thomas G., Jr. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2007
Surveys continue to be one of the primary research methods in social science research, as they have been useful for exploring subjects ranging from attitudes and intentions to motivations and behaviors, to name but a few. Notwithstanding, response rates in survey research continue to decline despite the development of more systematic procedures to…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Response Rates (Questionnaires)
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Strachota, Elaine M.; Conceicao, Simone C. O.; Schmidt, Steven W. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
This article describes the use of a schematic model for developing and distributing online surveys. Two empirical studies that developed and implemented online surveys to collect data to measure satisfaction in various aspects of human resource development and adult education exemplify the use of the model to conduct online survey research. The…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Research Methodology, Human Resources, Online Surveys