Tools and Models

The tools and models below introduce a broad range of thinking and perspectives on the conceptualization, design, conduct, analysis, dissemination and utilization of research. They are intended to prompt users to further explore these areas.

1. Introduction

 

Converge Annotated Bibliography
 
Converge e-Library
 
Glossaries and Definitions
 
Databases
2. Research Context
 
Conceptualization
  Research Question
  Theory Building
 
Evidence-Base
 
Literature Review and Synthesis
 
Paradigms
  General
  Futurism
3. Approaches
 
Graphic Models and Tools
  Concept Mapping
  Design Thinking
  Experience Modeling
  Logic Model
  Other Graphic Models and Tools
4. Ethical Issues
5. Research Design & Methods
 
General
 
Instruments and Measures
General
  Control
 
Research Methods
General
  Scientific Method
  Case Studies
  Design-Based Research
  Experimental Research
  Interviews
  Program Evaluation
  Sustainability
6. Analyzing Results
 
Statistics and Analysis
  Data
  Multiple Imputation
  Social Network Analysis
  Statistical vs. Substantive Significance
  Structural Equation Modeling
7. Report Writing
 
Guidelines for Writing and Publishing a Research Report
8. Disseminating Results
 
Disseminating (and Utilizing) Results
 
Knowledge Building and Dissemination
 
The Gap between Research and Programs
 

 

1. Introduction

Converge Annotated Bibliography

 

Converge e-Library

 

Glossaries and Definitions

Databases

2. Research Context

Conceptualization

Research Question

Theory Building

Evidence-Base

Literature Review and Synthesis

Paradigms

General

Futurism

3. Approaches

Graphic Models and Tools

Concept Mapping

Design Thinking

Experience Modeling

Logic Model

Other Graphic Models and Tools

4. Ethical Issues

5. Research Design & Methods

General

Instruments and Measures

General

Control

 

Research Methods

General

Scientific Method

Case Studies

Design-Based Research

Experimental Research

Interviews

Program Evaluation

Sustainability

6. Analyzing Results

Statistics and Analysis

Data

Multiple Imputation

Social Network Analysis

Statistical vs. Substantive Significance

Structural Equation Modeling

7. Report Writing

Guidelines for Writing and Publishing a Research Report


8. Disseminating Results

Disseminating (and Utilizing) Results

Knowledge Building and Dissemination

The Gap between Research and Programs