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Publishing Guide: Research

Publishing information and resources for Rasmussen College faculty and staff.

Introduction to Research

Research Questions and Hypotheses

Learn how to ask precise research questions and formulate clear hypotheses, including how to construct different types of questions and hypotheses, address the differences between correlation and causation, provide clear definitions for terms, and understand when to accept or reject a hypothesis. This is the second video in the Introduction to Research series.

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Research Strategies and Variables

Learn about research strategies and variables, including the design choices a researcher must make when constructing an experiment, along with the implications of those choices for the types of variables examined; the causal and noncausal relationships between variables; data analysis; study design; study setting; and study validity, generalizability, and reproducibility. This is the third video in the Introduction to Research series.

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The Sample

Learn about the sample of research participants, including how to describe the characteristics of a sample, ensure sample representativeness, understand different types of sampling methods, select an appropriate sample size, assess sample bias, assign participants to treatment and control groups, and account for the effects of attrition. This is the fourth video in the Introduction to Research series.

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Confounding Variables and Their Control

Learn about confounding variables and how to control them, including how they function in the contexts of the participants; the experimenter; the stimuli, procedures, or situation; the instrumentation; and covariates. This is the fifth video in the Introduction to Research series.

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Research Designs and Threats to Internal Validity

Learn about research designs and their threats to internal validity, including the areas of descriptive research, preexperimental research, and experimental and quasi-experimental research. This is the sixth video in the Introduction to Research series.

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Criteria and Criterion Measures

Learn how to select appropriate criteria and valid and reliable criteria measures, including for the independent variable and the dependent variable and taking into account properties of different tests and measures and rating scales. This is the seventh video in the Introduction to Research series.

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Analyzing Data and Drawing Conclusions

Learn how to conduct the final phase of the research process, including how to analyze, interpret, and present data; discuss the findings; and draw conclusions. This is the eighth video in the Introduction to Research series.

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How to Find Reliable Sources

Learn how to find reliable sources to use in your academic papers, including how to search for sources, evaluate sources, and organize sources with a reference management system.

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Research Methodology Resources

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Database List: A-Z

This is a straight A to Z list of all the Rasmussen databases.
Are you looking to sort databases by subject or provider? You can do that here: http://guides.rasmussen.edu/az.php

Research Appointments

You can make an appointment with a Rasmussen College Librarian for assistance with:

  • navigating Rasmussen College Library databases

  • locating and evaluating scholarly work and publications

  • APA citation style

Research Appointments are held online in the Librarian's Web-Ex room. When you complete the scheduling information, you will receive information about the meeting location address/url. You will also receive a confirmation email to your Rasmussen email account, which will also provide the Web-Ex room url.

To make an appointment, please click the button below: