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Resource Information

Below are descriptions and links to Internet and print resources that provide information that is particularly useful to researchers.

Internet Resources

A number of Websites are available on the Internet that provide information for researchers who are interested in establishing a mentoring relationship. The first five resources are primarily targeted to those in the engineering field; however, all offer pertinent information that helps guide mentors and new researchers in developing a positive working relationship.

Established as a pilot program in February 1999, this project was developed to match a new investigator with a senior researcher involved in a currently funded National Institution on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), project. Through this program, the NIAAA hopes to increase the number of minority applicants and to expand its research areas to include underserved populations.


Print Resources


Blair GR. Mentors and Proteges: How to Select, Manage, and Lead Dynamic Relationships. Winston-Salem, NC: Blair Publishers, 1998.

Clutterbuck D. and Megginson D. Mentoring Executives and Directors. Tashenbush, Germany: Butterworth-Heinmann, 1999.

Gottesman B. Peer Coaching for Educators, 2ndEdition. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2000.

Lacey K. Making Mentoring Happen: A Simple and Effective Guide to Implementing a Successful Mentoring Program. Warriewood, NSW: Business & Professional Publishers, 2000.

Lewis G. The Mentoring Manager: Strategies for Fostering Talent and Spreading Knowledge, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc., 2000.

Peddy S. Art of Mentoring: Lead, Follow, and Get out of the Way. Corpus Christi, TX: Bullion Books, 1999.

Philips-Jones L. New Mentors and Proteges: How to Succeed With the New Mentoring Partnerships. Grand Valley, CA: Coalition of Counseling Centers, 1997.



Korn EL and Graubard BI. Analysis of Health Surveys, 3rd Edition (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics: Survey and Methodology Section). New York: Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.

Levy PS and Lemeshow S.Sampling of Populations: Methods and Applications, 3rdEdition. New York: Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.

Lohr SL. Sampling: Design and Analysis. Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbury Press, 1998.

Lunneborg CE. Data Analysis by Resampling: Concepts and Applications. Pacific Grove, CA: Duxbury Press, 2000.

Politis DN, Romano JP, and Wolf M. Subsampling (Springer Series in Statistics). New York: Springer-Verlag, 1999.

Rea LM, Parker RA, and Shrader A (ed.). Designing and Conducting Survey Research: A Comprehensive Guide, 2nd Edition. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1997.

Tryfos P. Sampling Methods for Applied Research: Text and Cases by Peter Tryfos. New York: Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1996.



Blaisdell E and Shubert RL. Statistics in Practice. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders College Publishing, 1998.

Cholmsky P, Gordon R, and Abrami PC. Statistical Analysis for the Social Sciences: An Interactive Approach. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2000.

Daniel WW. Biostatistics: A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences, 7thEdition. New York: Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1998.

Harris MD, Basic Statistics for Behavioral Science Research, 2ndEdition. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, Inc., 1998.

Ott L, Longnecker MT, and Ott RL. Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis, 5th Edition. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 2000.

Sanocki T. Student Friendly Statistics. Englewood, Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2000.

Sirkin RM. Statistics for the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 1999.

Sprent P and Smeeton NC. Applied Nonparametric Statistical Methods, 3rd Edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2000.

Walsh A and Ollenburger JC. Essential Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Conceptual Approach. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2000.


Scientific Writing

Booth V. Communicating in Science: Writing a Scientific Paper and Speaking at Scientific Meetings, 2nd Edition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Day RA (ed.). How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper, 5th Edition. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1998.

Friendland AJ and Folt CL. Writing Successful Science Proposals. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.

Locke LF, Spriduso WW, and Silverman SJ. Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals, 4th Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 1999.

Lutz JA and Storms CG (eds.). The Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication: Writing in Professional Contexts. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporations, 1998.

Van Alstyne JS. Professional and Technical Writing Strategies: Communicating in Technology and Science. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1998.


Research Ethics

Barnbaum DR and Bryon M. Research Ethics Text and Readings. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2000.

Glasner P and Rothman H (eds.). Genetic Imaginations: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Human Genome Research. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 1998.

King NM, Henderson G, and Stein J. Beyond Regulations: Ethics in Human Subject Research. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

Sales BD and Folman S (eds.). Ethics in Research With Human Participants. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2000.

Smith T. Ethics in Medical Research: A Handbook of Good Practice. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1999.

Sugarman J, Mastroianni AC, and Kahn JP (eds.). Ethics of Research With Human Subjects: Selected Policies and Resources. Frederick, MD: University Publishing Group, 1998.


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