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  • 00:10

    EDU671: My Mock Action Research Proposal Presentation

    in Education

    Action research is inquiry or research in the context of focused efforts to improve the quality of an organization and its performance. It typically is designed and conducted by practitioners who analyze the data to improve their own practice.  Action research can be done by individuals or by teams of colleagues.


    An action research proposal is the first part of the action research paper.  The main difference is that you put the methodology section into the future tense and include a detailed research timeline.


    I just want to give special thanks to Instructor Anthony Valley.  Instructor Valley, having you as an instructor has been a real blessing.  Thank you!


     

  • 00:57

    Episode 1210: Research to Tactics

    in Training

    This radio show will discuss all of the research conducted with the fire service by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute.  Guests from fire departments that have served on the technical panels of the research will share their perspectives and how they have incorporated the results into their departments.

    Host Steve Kerber is the Director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. He has led fire service research and education in the areas of ventilation, structural collapse, and fire dynamics. A 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief.  He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Fire Engineering and the Fire Department Instructors Conference.  Steve has also been appointed to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY.


     


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  • 01:58

    Research Methods in Criminal Justice – Nonreactive Research

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    Brought to you by The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) www.tapsti.org, this 2 hour session will review the work of Dr. Peter Kraska and Dr. W. Lawrence Neuman and their excellent textbook entitled “Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods” (2012, 2nd ed.).  The subject matter for this seminar is Nonreactive Research and this type of research is widely used in crime and justice studies. The main way we do this research is by taking advantage of the huge amounts of data, in many forms, we continue accumulating. The authors of our reference text speak of federal crime statistics (UCR, NCVS), the, "General Social Survey, police and prison records, video-surveillance data, existing self-report data, incarceration trends, drug use statistics, documents concerning prisoners released from death row, and court proceedings documents" as well as, "media articles, Web sites, television shows, roadside memorials, hospital records, census reports, and economic data " (Kraska & Neuman, 2012, p. 206). This seminar explains how to use all the data which your department already has collected for you. 

  • 00:32

    Dementia Care: Research Update

    in Caregiving

    Claire Day, our dementia care expert, will share an update on the latest research to treat and cure Alzheimer's.
     

  • 01:01

    Black Slavery Emancipation Research in Northern States - James W. Petty

    in History

     


    Join Genealogist Jim W. Petty for a discussion of his research on Black Slavery Emancipation Research in the Northern States and learn about the four categories of records that provide genealogical data on enslaved people in Northern states before the Civil War.


    Beginning in 2010, Jim became interested in African American Genealogy Studies upon following client genealogy into the Slave culture of Rhode Island.  Upon learning about the concept of Slavery in all States in America, and the eventual “gradual emancipation” of Black Slaves in each of the Northern States, he realized that a product of the emancipation movement was the creation of Slave birth records from as early as 1777, and continuing until national emancipation in 1865.  These records led to the keeping of other records relating to African Americans in the Northern States, which will hopefully become a resource for researchers throughout the United States.  


    Currently Jim has been collecting and abstracting Slave Birth Records for the State of New Jersey from 1804 to 1865, with the goal of publishing his findings during the 2015-2016 sesquicentennial of Slave Emancipation in the U.S. (1865-1866).  


    Jim has a degree in Genealogy Technology from Brigham Young University, and has been certified as a Genealogist and a Genealogy Records Searcher by the Board for the Certification of Genealogists (1984-2015), and accredited by the International Commission for the Accreditation of Genealogists (1972-2015).


     

  • 01:16

    Episode 1165: Research to Tactics

    in Training

    This radio show will discuss all of the research conducted with the fire service by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute.  Guests from fire departments that have served on the technical panels of the research will share their perspectives and how they have incorporated the results into their departments.

    Host Steve Kerber is the Director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. He has led fire service research and education in the areas of ventilation, structural collapse, and fire dynamics. A 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief.  He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Fire Engineering and the Fire Department Instructors Conference.  Steve has also been appointed to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY.


    Also, do you know a firefighter or first responder who has made remarkable contributions to their local fire service?  Tell us who and why by providing a short video or a short essay and your nominee could be awarded a full scholarship to attend FDIC International 2016!


    Honeywell and DuPont™ Kevlar® have partnered to award 20 deserving firefighters and first responders with a full-paid scholarship – including travel and accommodations – to attend the industry’s premier safety and training event. Winners will receive admission to FDIC International 2016 which includes classroom training, seminars and exhibits.


    Visit www.fdic.com/scholarship-2016.html for more details and to vote on nominations.

  • 00:40

    Episode 1130: Research to Tactics

    in Training

    This radio show will discuss all of the research conducted with the fire service by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute.  Guests from fire departments that have served on the technical panels of the research will share their perspectives and how they have incorporated the results into their departments.

    Host Steve Kerber is the Director of the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute. He has led fire service research and education in the areas of ventilation, structural collapse, and fire dynamics. A 13-year veteran of the fire service, with most of his service at the College Park Fire Department in Prince George's County Maryland where he served at ranks up through Deputy Chief.  He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Fire Engineering and the Fire Department Instructors Conference.  Steve has also been appointed to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the FDNY.

  • 01:01

    Using Research

    in Education

    We will discuss how to effectively use research to reach a successful outcome.


    As usual, we will also discuss two delicious recipes for sharing. The "safe" recipe will be Asian Noodle Chicken with Vegetables, and the "adventure" recipe will be Moroccan Spice Fish.

  • 00:06

    Research Methods in Criminal Justice – Quantitative Data Analysis

    in Training

    Brought to you by The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) www.tapsti.org, this 2 hour session will review the work of Dr. Peter Kraska and Dr. W. Lawrence Neuman and their excellent textbook entitled “Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods” (2012, 2nd ed.).  This seminar focuses on a mainstay of criminal justice research - quantitative data analysis. We all work with numbers. If you want to work with research in your local departments/agencies your first research is bound to be quantitative. This seminar will include introductions to such concepts as scattergrams, pie charts, correlations, multiple regressions, and tables of number. These are largely visual so you are going to have to go look these up in order to really appreciate the content here about them. 

  • 01:57

    Research Methods in Criminal Justice – Experimental and Quasi-Experimental

    in Training

    Brought to you by The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) www.tapsti.org, this 2 hour session will review the work of Dr. Peter Kraska and Dr. W. Lawrence Neuman and their excellent textbook entitled “Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods” (2012, 2nd ed.).  Experiments are common and credible for developing and testing theory. Crime and justice research is used to make justice "smarter" these days and more effective so we better know how to solve today's problems. We call this "applied research". Experiments help to both evaluate criminal justice and crime control practices as well as develop causal laws. This seminar bridges from talking about experiments and their usefulness to a discussion about Kraska and Neuman's "Eight Principles for Assessing Feasibility of Crime and Justice Experiments" so you can better figure out if you are prepared enough to do any research at all given your circumstances and the tools available. 

  • 01:14

    Finding Truth and Sound Knowledge Requires The Understanding of "Research"

    in Education

    The word research is so popular today among African American young people. What does really sound research efforts require? Let's look at the word "research" closely to evaluate its meaning.