This page started as a Research Methods hub but over recent years has also had many links added which could be described as "The Research Environment". It's a useful collection for me so I thought others might also find some resources of interest.
Research Methods resources on this Website
The Research Ethics Guidebook - [www]
Beauchamp, T. L., & Childress, J. F. (2001). Principles of biomedical ethics. Oxford university press. [google books]
http://research-ethics.net/ - a great collection of resources for use in the teaching of ethical research
Medical Research Council (2012) MRC Ethics Series: Good Research Practice, Principles andGuidance
Economic and Social Research Council Framework for Research Ethics
Bracken-Roche, D., Bell, E., Macdonald, M. E., & Racine, E. (2017). The concept of ‘vulnerability’ in research ethics: an in-depth analysis of policies and guidelines. Health research policy and systems, 15(1), 8. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-017-0186-8
Luna, F., & Vanderpoel, S. (2013). Not the usual suspects: addressing layers of vulnerability. Bioethics, 27(6), 325-332. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12035
Conducting Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses
Gough, D., Oliver, S., & Thomas, J. (2012). An introduction to systematic reviews. Sage Publications.
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination - Guidance for undertaking reviews in healthcare
Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions [www]
A teaching resource from University of Strathclyde on Systematic Reviews [www]
A critique of a meta-analysis by James Coyne [www]
Excel spreadsheets for conducting systematic reviews [www]
Gucciardi, D. F., Lines, R. L., & Ntoumanis, N. (2021). Handling effect size dependency in meta-analysis. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/1750984X.2021.1946835
Free Online Courses: Research Methods
Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: https://www.coursera.org/learn/systematic-review
Biostatistics in Public Health Specialization: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/biostatistics-public-health
Advanced Statistics for Data Science Specialization: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/advanced-statistics-data-science
The Data Scientist’s Toolbox: https://www.coursera.org/learn/data-scientists-tools
Data Visualization & Dashboarding with R Specialization: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/jhu-data-visualization-dashboarding-with-r
Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Specialization: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/professional-epidemiology
Evaluation as Research
Adams, J., & Neville, S. (2020). Program Evaluation for Health Professionals: What It Is, What It Isn’t and How to Do It. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19, 1609406920964345. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1609406920964345
Recommended Journal Articles
Caldwell, A., Vigotsky, A. D., Nuckols, G., Boardley, I., Schmidt, J., Tenan, M., … Halperin, I. (2019, January 3). Moving Sport and Exercise Science Forward: A Call for the Adoption of More Transparent Research Practices. https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/fxe7a
Gray, K., & Wegner, D. M. (2013). Six guidelines for interesting research. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 8(5), 549-553. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691613497967
Imenda, S. (2014). Is there a conceptual difference between theoretical and conceptual frameworks?. Journal of Social Sciences, 38(2), 185-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/09718923.2014.11893249
Ioannidis, J. P. (2005). Why most published research findings are false. PLoS medicine, 2(8), e124.
Open Science Collaboration. (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251), aac4716. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/349/6251/aac4716
Cole, G. D., Shun-Shin, M. J., Nowbar, A. N., Buell, K. G., Al-Mayahi, F., Zargaran, D., ... & Francis, D. P. (2015). Difficulty in detecting discrepancies in a clinical trial report: 260-reader evaluation. International journal of epidemiology, 44(3), 862-869.
Sand‐Jensen, K. (2007). How to write consistently boring scientific literature. Oikos, 116(5), 723-727. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0030-1299.2007.15674.x
Scheel, A. M., Tiokhin, L., Isager, P. M., & Lakens, D. (2020). Why hypothesis testers should spend less time testing hypotheses. Perspectives on Psychological Science, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1745691620966795
Hart, C. (2018). Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Research Imagination. Sage.
Furseth, I., & Everett, E. L. (2013). Doing your master's dissertation: from start to finish. Sage.
Hall, S. & Getchell, N. (2014) Research Methods in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Berg, K. E., & Latin, R.W.(2008). Essentials of research methods in health, physical education, exercise science, and recreation (3rd Ed). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins [google books]
Evans,I., Thornton, H. and Chalmers, I. (2010 ) Testing Treatments: Better research for better healthcare. Pinter & Martin Limited [full text]
Gallagher, K. (Ed.). (2008). The methodological dilemma: Creative, critical and collaborative approaches to qualitative research. Routledge.[google books]
Salkind, N. J. (2011). 100 Questions (and Answers) about Research Methods. London: Sage. [google books]
Edwards, R., & Holland, J. (2013). What is qualitative interviewing?. A&C Black.[full text]
National Health Service (2006) Research Governance Framework for Health & Social Care (2nd Ed) [full text]
Creswell, J. W. (2012). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches. London: Sage
Pawson, R. and Tilley, N. (2004) Realist Evaluation [full text]
Silverman, D. (2013). Doing qualitative research: A practical handbook. London: Sage
Taylor, B. and Francis, K. (2013) Qualitative Research in the Health Sciences London: Routledge
How to use an interview as a method of qualitative research [click here]
Office of Behavior and Social Science Research - e-Source online textbook
The National Centre for Research Methods - [www resources]
Critical Appraisal Checklists from The Joanna Briggs Institute - https://joannabriggs.org/ebp/critical_appraisal_tools
Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) - https://casp-uk.net/
MethodSpace - www.methodspace.com/
Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) - http://onlineqda.hud.ac.uk/Introduction/researchers.php
National Centre for Research Methods - www.ncrm.ac.uk/resources/
www.patthomson.wordpress.com - research education, academic writing, public engagement, funding, other eccentricities.
www.thesiswhisperer.com - just like the horse whisperer but with more pages
www.theresearchwhisperer.wordpress.com - just like the thesiswhisperer but with more money
Fryer, T. (2020) A short guide to ontology and epistemology: why everyone should be a critical realist. https://tfryer.com/ontology-guide/
Jamieson, M. K., Govaart, G. H., & Pownall, M. (2022, February 23). Reflexivity in Quantitative Research: a Rationale and Beginner’s Guide. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/xvrhm
Lakens, D. (2021, January 4). Sample Size Justification. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/9d3yf
Gehlbach, H., & Artino Jr, A. R. (2018). The survey checklist (manifesto). Academic Medicine, 93(3), 360-366.
Evans, I., Thornton, H., Chalmers, I., & Glasziou, P. (2011). Testing treatments: better research for better healthcare. Pinter & Martin Publishers.Testing Treatments website
The EQUATOR NETWORK - www.equator-network.org - Enhancing the Quality and transparency of health research
Medical research in Plymouth - http://www.medicalresearchplymouth.org.uk/index.html
Getting published - click here for an elsevier presentation
www.badscience.net - Ben Goldacre's site to accompany the book of the same name.
The James Lind Library - Thoughts on reviewing treatments in healthcare
Outlining and organising your research - Macademise article
How to Review a Paper - Science Magazine (Sept, 2016)
Seals, D.R. and Tanaka (2000) Manuscript peer review: a helpful checklist for students and novice referees. Advan in Physiol Edu 23:S52-58 [full text]
Presentations from the Early Career Workshop at ISPAH 2016, Bangkok
Convening and Attending Conferences - from Research to Action
Mojarad, S. [@Sarah_Mojarad]. (2020, February 14). To the person attending an academic conference for the first time: Hi, hello! Remember you’re at the meeting to learn AND to network. Don’t know how to network? Too afraid to network? [thread] https://twitter.com/Sarah_Mojarad/status/1228554917490520067?s=20
Johnson, A. C., & Sumpter, J. P. (2018). How to be a Better Scientist: Researching with impact. Routledge.
Exercise, Sport Science and Research
Bishop, D. (2008). An applied research model for the sport sciences. Sports Medicine, 38(3), 253-263. https://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00007256-200838030-00005
Drust, B., & Green, M. (2013). Science and football: evaluating the influence of science on performance. Journal of Sports Sciences, 31(13), 1377-1382. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02640414.2013.828544
National Centre for Research Methods
In interviews of around 10-15 minutes they share the latest methodological developments, research findings and ideas and discuss their potential and actual impact