Research Methods: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Editor: Information Resources Management Association
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: IGI Global

Single-User Purchase Price: $2350.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $3525.00
ISBN: 978-1-46-667456-1
Category: Social Sciences - Research Methods & Study Skills
Image Count: 774
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Research Methods: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications compiles chapters on key considerations in the management, development, and distribution of data.

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Table of Contents

  • Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • Associate Editors
  • Editorial Advisory Board
  • Preface
  • Section 1: Fundamental Concepts and Theories
  • Chapter 1: Critical Parameters for Fuzzy Data Mining
  • Chapter 2: Mixed Methods Research Online
  • Chapter 3: Navigators on the Research Path
  • Chapter 4: Type-One Fuzzy Logic for Quantitatively Defining Imprecise Linguistic Terms in Politics and Public Policy
  • Chapter 5: Demystifying the Delphi Method
  • Chapter 6: Evidence-Based Uncertainty Modeling
  • Chapter 7: Multi-Method Analysis
  • Chapter 8: Dynamic Spectrum Access Techniques
  • Chapter 9: Rule Optimization of Web-Logs Data Using Evolutionary Technique
  • Chapter 10: Hybrid Adaptive NeuroFuzzy Bspline Based SSSC Damping Control Paradigm
  • Chapter 11: Nonlinear Structural Control Using Magnetorheological Damper
  • Chapter 12: Algorithms and Methods Inspired from Nature for Solving Supply Chain and Logistics Optimization Problems
  • Section 2: Development and Design Methodologies
  • Chapter 13: Fuzzy Logic-Based Security Evaluation of Stream Cipher
  • Chapter 14: A Framework Proposal to Assess the LARG Index of a Supply Chain in a Fuzzy Context
  • Chapter 15: Comprehensive Survey of the Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Chapter 16: Discount Focus Subgroup Method
  • Chapter 17: Risk Management Research Design Ideologies, Strategies, Methods, and Techniques
  • Chapter 18: Demonic Fuzzy Relational Calculus
  • Chapter 19: An IT Project Management Framework for Assessing the Dynamism of Culture under Globalization
  • Chapter 20: Recent Advancement in Fuzzy System
  • Chapter 21: Fuzzy Logic-Based Round Trip Time Scaling and Scheduling in High Speed TCP Stacks
  • Chapter 22: Load Frequency Control in Power System via Improving PID Controller Based on Particle Swarm Optimization and ANFIS Techniques
  • Chapter 23: An Agent-Based Knowledge Management Framework for Marketing-Mix Decision Making
  • Chapter 24: Chaotic Map Model-Based Interference Employed in Quantum-Inspired Genetic Algorithm to Determine the Optimum Gray Level Image Thresholding
  • Chapter 25: Design and Implementation of a Fast General Purpose Fuzzy Processor
  • Chapter 26: Data Mining Models as a Tool for Churn Reduction and Custom Product Development in Telecommunication Industries
  • Chapter 27: Ordering
  • Section 3: Tools and Technologies
  • Chapter 28: Practical Wisdom of Tool and Task
  • Chapter 29: Intelligent Questioning System Based on Fuzzy Logic
  • Chapter 30: Interval Type-Two Fuzzy Logic for Quantitatively Defining Imprecise Linguistic Terms in Politics and Public Policy
  • Chapter 31: Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Chapter 32: Research E-Journaling to Enhance Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
  • Chapter 33: Verbal and Pictorial Representations of Beverage Consumption Patterns
  • Chapter 34: A Hybrid Technique Using PCA and Wavelets in Network Traffic Anomaly Detection
  • Chapter 35: Multi-Objective Optimization Design of Control Devices to Suppress Tall Buildings Vibrations against Earthquake Excitations Using Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms
  • Chapter 36: An Integrated Infrastructure Using Process Mining Techniques for Software Process Verification
  • Chapter 37: Surveys as Tools to Measure Qualitative and Quantitative Data
  • Chapter 38: SOSPD Controllers Tuning by Means of an Evolutionary Algorithm
  • Chapter 39: Research Intentions are nothing without Technology
  • Chapter 40: Leveraging Two Computer-Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software Packages to Support Discourse Analysis
  • Section 4: Utilization and Application
  • Chapter 41: Experiences in Applying Mixed-Methods Approach in Information Systems Research
  • Chapter 42: Bangla User Adaptive Word Speech Recognition
  • Chapter 43: Online Focus Groups
  • Chapter 44: Online Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Based Full Car Suspension Control Strategy
  • Chapter 45: Predicting Drilling Forces and Delamination in GFRP Laminates using Fuzzy Logic
  • Chapter 46: Assessment of Fuzzy Logic Radioisotopic Pattern Identifier on Gamma-Ray Signals with Application to Security
  • Chapter 47: Hybrid Evolutionary Optimization Algorithms
  • Chapter 48: Solution of “Hard” Knapsack Instances Using Quantum Inspired Evolutionary Algorithm
  • Chapter 49: Genetic Algorithms Quality Assessment Implementing Intuitionistic Fuzzy Logic
  • Chapter 50: Statistical Based Analysis of Electrooculogram (EOG) Signals
  • Chapter 51: Adaptive and Neural pH Neutralization for Strong Acid-Strong Base System
  • Chapter 52: Computational Intelligence in Used Products Retrieval and Reproduction
  • Chapter 53: A Fuzzy Cyber-Risk Analysis Model for Assessing Attacks on the Availability and Integrity of the Military Command and Control Systems
  • Chapter 54: A Particle Swarm Optimizer for Constrained Multiobjective Optimization
  • Chapter 55: Applications of Fuzzy Logic to Systems' Modelling
  • Chapter 56: Application of Meta-Heuristic Optimization Algorithms in Electric Power Systems
  • Section 5: Organizational and Social Implications
  • Chapter 57: Triangulation in Organizational Research
  • Chapter 58: The Use of Mixed Methods in Organizational Communication Research
  • Chapter 59: Soft Methods for Automatic Drug Infusion in Medical Care Environment
  • Chapter 60: A Second Life in Qualitative Research
  • Chapter 61: Soccer Game Optimization
  • Chapter 62: Archetypal Personalized Recommender System for Mobile Phone Users
  • Chapter 63: An Advanced Fuzzy Logic Based Traffic Controller
  • Chapter 64: Combining Research Paradigms to Improve Poor Student Performance
  • Chapter 65: EvoWebReg
  • Chapter 66: Analysing the Performance of a Fuzzy Lane Changing Model Using Data Mining
  • Chapter 67: A Measure to Detect Sleep Onset Using Statistical Analysis of Spike Rhythmicity
  • Chapter 68: Building a User Centric Success Factors Model for Mobile Government
  • Chapter 69: Integration between Mathematical Programming and Fuzzy Logic to Optimize Consumers Behavior
  • Section 6: Managerial Impact
  • Chapter 70: Fuzzy System Dynamics
  • Chapter 71: Fuzzy System Dynamics of Manpower Systems
  • Chapter 72: Instance-Specific Parameter Tuning for Meta-Heuristics
  • Chapter 73: Analysing Blogs in Market Research
  • Chapter 74: Theoretical and Empirical Comparative Analysis on Quantitative and Qualitative Marketing Researches
  • Chapter 75: Teamwork Assessment and Self/Peer Evaluation in Higher Education
  • Chapter 76: Intelligent Computation for Manufacturing
  • Section 7: Critical Issues
  • Chapter 77: QoE Prediction for Multimedia Services
  • Chapter 78: An On-Line PSO-Based Fuzzy Logic Tuning Approach
  • Chapter 79: Computer-Aided Deductive Critical Discourse Analysis of a Case Study from Mauritius with ATLAS-ti 6.2
  • Chapter 80: Fuzzy Systems for Spectrum Access, Mobility and Management for Cognitive Radios
  • Chapter 81: Uncertainty Modeling Using Expert's Knowledge as Evidence
  • Chapter 82: Comparative Study on Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms for Seismic Response Controls of Structures
  • Section 8: Emerging Trends
  • Chapter 83: Comparison of Linguistic Summaries and Fuzzy Functional Dependencies Related to Data Mining
  • Chapter 84: Intelligent Bandwidth Allocation of IPTV Streams with Bitstream Complexity Measures
  • Chapter 85: New Trends in Fuzzy Clustering
  • Chapter 86: An Efficient Evolutionary Algorithm for Strict Strong Graph Coloring Problem
  • Chapter 87: Power Electronics and Controls in Solar Photovoltaic Systems