Innovative methodological approaches are vital for experienced researchers and early-career researchers alike to conduct research. In order to provide them with the best possible resources, the methodologies must be comprehensive and describe the data sources, approaches to data collection, and approaches to data analysis that are typically employed within the given methodological approach. Methodological Innovations in Research and Academic Writing serves as a resource for graduate students and higher education faculty and presents a number of methodological innovations in research as well as applied examples of these methodologies in practice. The chapters focus on the application of methodological approaches (through the presentation of real-world examples) and descriptions of the epistemological foundations of the given methodologies so that researchers can fully articulate and justify their methodological choices in the context of their research design. It is a crucial guide for graduate students who are designing and writing their doctoral dissertations as it introduces them to the best practices related to rigorous research design and academic writing. This book is ideal for graduate students, higher education faculty, researchers, and academicians.
An increasing number of academic libraries worldwide are adopting innovative technologies in creating, organizing, storing, managing, disseminating, preserving, and enhancing access to their vital knowledge in order to adapt to the changing library environment and to stay relevant in the digital world. This transition necessitates a need for best practices and reimagined strategies of implementing innovative technologies to ensure sustainable knowledge access and increase knowledge sharing. Innovative Technologies for Enhancing Knowledge Access in Academic Libraries aims to provide best practices, innovative strategies, theoretical frameworks, conceptual frameworks, and empirical research findings regarding the application of emerging and innovative technologies in managing, preserving, and enhancing knowledge access in academic libraries worldwide. Covering a range of topics such as artificial intelligence, knowledge organization, records management, and library services, this reference work is ideal for librarians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, academicians, instructors, and students.
While researchers have commonly used event studies in other research areas, the use in supply chain management research is limited—but growing. However, there remain several important research design considerations that must be accounted for over the process of planning, executing, and writing event studies. Because of this, many issues and sources of uncertainty emerge among students and early researchers. There is a need for a comprehensive guide to these common issues and how to address them, delving into the nuances and steps to take. Applied Guide for Event Study Research in Supply Chain Management supports graduate students and researchers to understand how to develop, execute, and publish event studies, specifically in the area of supply chain management, with valuable support for wider management studies. This book anticipates many reviewer and editorial concerns and questions and explores how to design a study that addresses issues before they arise, or how to tackle the issue during the review process. Covering topics such as alternative study designs, event study methods, and interpreting research results, this premier reference source is an indispensable resource for students and faculty of higher education, business executives and managers, librarians, government officials, researchers, and academicians.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused institutions to rethink traditional practices and consider new ways of learning and approaching students, faculty, and staff. Though not always embraced in the past, colleges and universities turned to online education in order to keep students enrolled as the health of students had to be prioritized. For institutions that may not have had health services on campus, such as community colleges, these needs called for more planning and options for referral of services. Education Reform in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic educates individuals regarding the impact of COVID-19 on higher education institutions internally and externally and considers the lessons learned as well as what could be next. The book also presents solutions to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic wrought on universities and colleges and looks toward using those solutions for future applications. Covering a range of topics such as student engagement, enrollment, and virtual spaces, it is an ideal resource for administrators, educators, mental health professionals, faculty, universities, and students.
Recent decades have seen a proliferation of cybersecurity guidance in the form of government regulations and standards with which organizations must comply. As society becomes more heavily dependent on cyberspace, increasing levels of security measures will need to be established and maintained to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. Global Perspectives on Information Security Regulations: Compliance, Controls, and Assurance summarizes current cybersecurity guidance and provides a compendium of innovative and state-of-the-art compliance and assurance practices and tools. It provides a synopsis of current cybersecurity guidance that organizations should consider so that management and their auditors can regularly evaluate their extent of compliance. Covering topics such as cybersecurity laws, deepfakes, and information protection, this premier reference source is an excellent resource for cybersecurity consultants and professionals, IT specialists, business leaders and managers, government officials, faculty and administration of both K-12 and higher education, libraries, students and educators of higher education, researchers, and academicians.
Mixed methods research is becoming prevalent in many fields, yet little has been done to elevate mixed methods research in information science. A comprehensive picture of information science and its problems is needed to further understand and address the issues associated with it as well as how mixed methods research can be adapted and used. The Handbook of Research on Mixed Methods Research in Information Science discusses the quality of mixed methods studies and methodological transparency, sampling in mixed methods research, and the application of theory in mixed methods research throughout various contexts. Covering topics such as the issues and potential directions for further research in mixed methods, this comprehensive major reference work is ideal for researchers, policymakers, academicians, librarians, practitioners, instructors, and students.
The unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted individuals, families, communities, states, and countries in ways that were never expected. A closer study of how the pandemic affected different areas of individuals’ development and mental and physical health, while also offering best practices and therapies for contending with extreme changes in life, is necessary to successfully move forward. The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Child, Adolescent, and Adult Development delves into how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted schooling, relationships, and mental, physical, and developmental health as well as how it adversely impacted those with disabilities. This publication is beneficial to those in academic settings within a variety of disciplines including psychology, sociology, epidemiology, public health, among others, as well as for laypeople and educational institutions who are trying to work through the impact of the pandemic and to better comprehend the changes, aftermath, and best practices for progressing. Covering a range of topics such as creative art therapy and child abuse, this essential reference is ideal for researchers, academicians, practitioners, administrators, instructors, counselors, and students.
In an information and knowledge society, access to information and knowledge is a basic human right, making equitable and fair access to information and knowledge paramount. Open Access (OA) plays a huge role in addressing inequities as well as broad-based and inclusive scientific progress. On the surface, the number of publications discussing OA issues from various angles are on the rise. However, what is missing is a comprehensive assessment of the extent of OA implementation and a discussion of how to proceed in integrating OA issues from various perspectives. The Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communications articulates OA concepts and issues while demystifying the state-of-the-art knowledge domain in the areas of OA and scholarly communications from diverse perspectives as well as implications for the information and knowledge society. Covering topics such as ethics, copyright challenges, and open access initiatives, this book is a dynamic resource for publishers, librarians, higher education administrators, policymakers, students and educators of higher education, researchers, and academicians.
Different events in communication and information in todays society have highlighted the significant role that research plays in these two fields of the social sciences. Therefore, it is essential to determine how the efficacy of research can be enhanced at various levels, especially at the academic level. Of primary relevance in this is research connected to communication, both human-to-human and through media, and interactions with information sources. There exists a need for a resource for communications and information science researchers to enhance the effectiveness, impact, and visibility of research. Cases on Developing Effective Research Plans for Communications and Information Science provides relevant frameworks for research in communications and information science. It elaborates on the strategic role of research at different levels of the information and communication society. Covering topics such as audience research, literary reading mediation, and social science theses, this case book is an excellent resource for libraries and librarians, marketing managers, communications professionals, students and educators of higher education, faculty and administration of higher education, government officials, researchers, and academicians.
Liminal Spaces of Writing in Adolescent and Adult Education sheds new light on persistent issues plaguing student writing. Through a compilation of approaches centered around the convergence of structure and agency in practicing writing, the book offers invaluable insights into cultivating agentic student writing for literacy researchers.
Computer-assisted learning has completely modernized the way that students learn both in the average classroom as well as in language learning contexts. Through its ability to provide interactive and engaging learning resources, computer-assisted learning is a useful tool for engaging all learners. It is essential that educators stay current with the emerging learning technologies so that they can create more dynamic and engaging classrooms and pique the interest of even the most apathetic students. Computer-Assisted Learning for Engaging Varying Aptitudes: From Theory to Practice is an essential reference source that provides insights on the practical applications of technology-based learning and its measurement and explains the applicability of this method in various classrooms. Covering topics in facial recognition technology, big data technology, and learning challenges, this premier reference source is a dynamic resource for faculty and administrators of both K-12 and higher education, pre-service teachers, IT consultants, educational software developers, government officials, superintendents, researchers, and academicians.
Although there are numerous publications in the field of knowledge management (KM), there are still gaps in the literature regarding the aspects of KM that reflect new technology adoption and a deeper analysis discussing the interlinked process between KM and data analytics in business process improvement. It is essential for business leaders to understand the role and responsibilities of leaders for the adoption and consolidation of a KM system that is effective and profitable. Understanding, Implementing, and Evaluating Knowledge Management in Business Settings provides a comprehensive approach to KM concepts and practices in corporations and business organizations. Covering topics such as information overload, knowledge sharing adoption, and collective wisdom, this premier reference source is a comprehensive and essential resource for business executives, managers, IT specialists and consultants, libraries, students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and academicians.