Tag: methodology

New Research Methods Database

Do you need to conduct primary research using a specific methodology?  Do you need to know which methodology is best for the type of information you want to gather?  The library is please to let you know that we recently added the Sage Research Methods (SRM) database. SRM is a tool designed specifically to help […]

Validity and Reliability of Tests and Measures

Need validity and reliability information for a survey, test or instrument? You can start with the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY), which provides reviews of published tests that discuss validity and reliability. But what if the test you chose doesn’t appear in the MMY, or what if you are required to find additional articles that discuss […]

Finding Articles by Type

Have you ever been stumped when you receive an assignment that tells you to find a specific type of article, for instance, “two quantitative research articles– 1 using an experimental approach, 1 using a quasi-experimental approach”? Where do you start? For tips about finding articles by type or by methodology, these library guides can help: […]

New ebrary Books: Methodology and Public Service Leadership

The library recently added thirty new books to its ebrary database; too many to bore you with the entire list here, but we hope that many of you will be excited to find out that four of those books are research and methodology books. A number of other books are topics that may be of […]

Comprehensive Exams – Coming Up Soon?

The Library has created a new guide to resources in the Library that can help you during your Comprehensive exam. Here are some highlights of the guide: Before You Get the Exam Resources to Help You Understand Your Question Methodology Resources Search Tips Forming and Refining a Search Strategy Evaluating Resources Access to Resources Outside […]

Library Tutorial Wins National Recognition!

The recently created Capella University Library Tutorial Finding Resources for Your Dissertation Literature Review: Leaving No Stone Unturned has been recognized by the American Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section’s Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) as an example of exemplary online instruction materials. Whether you are working on your dissertation or a […]

Announcing the New Tutorial: Finding Resources for Your Literature Review

Our new tutorial Finding Resources for Your Literature Review is a comprehensive overview of specific search techniques you can use to assure you leave “No Stone Unturned” in finding everything available on your topic for your literature review. The tutorial includes the following new media pieces: Defining Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Resources Keyword Searching for […]

What to Look for in a Measurement Instrument

Have you been scouring the Internet and the library databases looking for that perfect measurement instrument for your research study? For your dissertation? How do you know if it’s a quality instrument and if it’s the right instrument for you? Check out this article from the January 2007 issue of gradPSYCH – “Finding the right […]

By Special Request – More About Meta-Analysis (Quantitative)

Erin’s blog post What makes that analysis so meta? earlier this month sparked an interest to provide some further information and examples of this quantitative method of research. In our library database Gale Virtual Reference Library a search of Meta-analysis finds several encyclopedia entries that explain in detail more about this technique. Click on the […]

New Mixed Methods Journal in the Library

The Capella Library has just added the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. It contains scholarly articles about the use of mixed methodology in research, and includes reviews of books on methodology. If you are using mixed methods for your dissertation, this is a great resource for you. To access this journal you’ll want to use […]