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Doing Your Literature Review

by Jill K. Jesson

This highly accessible book guides students through the production of either a traditional or a systematic literature review, clearly explaining the difference between the two types of review, the advantages and disadvantages of both, and the skills needed. It gives practical advice on reading and organizing relevant literature and critically assessing the reviewed field. Contents include using libraries and the internet, note making, presentation, critical analysis, and referencing, plagiarism, and copyright.

Doing Visual Ethnography Second edition

by Sarah Pink

Following the success of the First Edition, this fully revised and updated Second Edition of Doing Visual Ethnography explores the use and potential of photography, video, and hypermedia in ethnographic and social research. It offers a reflexive approach to theoretical, methodological, practical, and ethical issues of using these media now that they are increasingly being incorporated into field research. Author Sarah Pink adopts the viewpoint that visual research methods should be rooted in a critical understanding of local and academic visual cultures, the visual media, and technologies being used and the ethical issues they raise.

Doing Interviews

by Steinar Kvale

Interviewing is an invaluable tool for the qualitative researcher. Steinar Kvale provides coverage of both the theoretical background and the practical aspects of the interview process, incorporating discussion of the wide variety of methods in interview based research and the different approaches to reading the data. Consideration is also given to the crucial issue of how to ensure scientific rigour.

Doing Development Research

by Vandana Desai Robert B. Potter

Doing Development Research is a comprehensive introduction to research in development studies, that provides thorough training for anyone carrying out research in developing countries. It brings together experts with extensive experience of overseas research, presenting an interdisciplinary guide to the core methodologies. Informed by years of research experience, Doing Development Research draws together many strands of action research and participatory methods, demonstrating their diverse applications and showing how they interrelate. The text provides: · an account of the theoretical approaches that underlie development work · an explanation of the practical issues involved in planning development research · a systematic overview of information and data collecting methods in three sub-sections: · methods of social research and associated forms of analysis · using existing knowledge and records · disseminating findings/research Using clear and uncomplicated language - illustrated with appropriate learning features throughout - the text guides the researcher through the choice of appropriate methods, the implementation of the research, and the communication of the findings to a range of audiences. This is the essential A-Z of development research.

Childhood and Youth Studies

by Paula Zwozdiak-Mayers

This book introduces the inter-disciplinary study of childhood and youth, and the multi-agency practice of professionals who serve the needs of children, young people, and their families. Exploring key theories and central ideas, research methodology, policy, and practice, the book takes a holistic, contextual approach that values difference and diversity â " for example, investigating concepts such as identity, representation, creativity and discourse, and issues such as ethnicity, gender, and the 'childhood in crisis' thesis. Further, it challenges opinion by exploring complex and controversial modern-day issues, and by engaging with a range of perspectives to highlight debates.

Assessment for Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage

by Jonathan Glazzard Denise Chadwick Anne Webster Julie Percival

Glazzard (primary education, U. of Huddersfield) unites several other contributors from the University of Huddersfield to discuss the use of summative assessment in the early years foundation stage and offer guidance on the ways in which summative assessment data can be analyzed. The book begins with material on theoretical perspectives, leading pedagogy, and values and principles of assessment in the early years foundation stage, then moves on to cover topics such as personalized learning, collecting meaningful evidence, and involving parents and family as partners in assessment. Case studies draw from a range of settings, and reflection activities are designed to engage students in a range of assessment strategies. Additional pedagogical aids include within-chapter key points and chapter-ending lists of websites. The book is directed at readers in a range of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), Early Years Professional Status (EYPS), and early years courses. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Assessment for Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools

by Keith Popple Janet Batsleer

This core text for UK primary trainee teachers is a clear introduction to the different kinds of assessment and their purposes. Throughout the book, tasks encourage the reader to practice assessment skills and to reflect on planning, listening, questioning, observing, diagnosing, and target-setting. This second edition is referenced throughout to the UKâ TMs 2007 Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Standards and has been fully updated to reflect the UK's Primary National Strategy and key initiatives such as Every Child Matters. There is increased emphasis on peer assessment and target-setting linked to personalized learning. In addition, new material on Early Years observation and foundation/core subjects has been added.

Assessment and Case Formulation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

by Alec Grant Michael Townend Jem Mills Adrian Cockx

`An important contribution to the development of cognitive therapy that synthesizes the best of traditional cognitive therapy with important new developments emerging from a range of different areas. Combining practical accessibility with theoretical sophistication, this book will be invaluable reading for both beginning therapists and experienced clinicians' - Jeremy D. Safran, Ph. D. , Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology, New School for Social Research, New York `Like a powerful river with many tributaries, this book somehow manages to weave influences from all kinds of diverse sources into an exciting, coherent whole. It is everything you'd want of a new CBT book for students and practitioners - fresh, practical, accessible' - James Bennett-Levy, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre Assessment and Case Formulation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a comprehensive guide to key areas of professional knowledge and skill. The successful outcome of therapy depends on the therapist's ability to work collaboratively with clients to create rounded assessments and formulations as a solid basis for therapeutic work. Drawing directly on their own clinical work, the authors describe how assessment and formulation should evolve throughout the process. The case examples chosen include helping individuals with axis I and II problems such as psychosis, depression, borderline personality disorder and family case formulation. The authors also discuss the importance of the therapist taking into account their own beliefs and emotions in formulating each case and present suggested self-practice/self-reflection trajectories to support continuous professional development in this area. Alec Grant is Principal Lecturer and Course Leader MSc in Cognitive Psychotherapy at INAM, University of Brighton. Michael Townend is Reader in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Programme Leader for the MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision, University of Derby. Jem Mills is Managing Director Aurora CBT Ltd and also Cognitive Psychotherapist in Private Practice. Adrian Cockx is Community Psychiatric Nurse and MSc in Cognitive Psychotherapy student at University of Brighton.

Applied Social Science for Early Years

by Jill Davey Jennifer Bigmore Keith Brown

In the UK, applying social science subjects such as psychology, sociology, social policy, and research methods to Early Years can help to raise standards and ensure good practice. These subjects inform much of the UK academic curriculum within many Early Years programs and are subjects that make an important contribution to understanding children's behavior, growth, and development. This book identifies, analyzes, and assesses how social science enriches Early Years. Each chapter imaginatively introduces the main learning objectives and includes formative activities, which apply social science to particular themes to aid students' cognitive skills.

All You Need to Know About Action Research

by Jean Mcnif

In the Second Edition of All You Need to Know about Action Research, expert practitioners Jean McNiff and Jack Whitehead guide you through everything you need to know to plan and carry out a successful action research project. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, and now includes new real-life case studies from education, health and business. A new chapter on reviewing the literature has been added and the sections on data gathering and analysis have been updated to take into account the latest technological advances.

Advanced Social Work with Children and Families

by Keith Brown

Practice and legislation in child and family social work is always changing and has once again come under the spotlight in the UK. This book contextualizes the bureaucratization and managerialism of modern UK social work, while also covering the advanced and complex skills necessary for competent social work practice in this area. The recent introduction of a new framework for post-qualifying social work practice provides an opportunity for the development of a robust text covering the basics at an advanced level.

Renegade

by Frederick Turner

Though branded as pornography for its graphic language and explicit sexuality, Henry Miller'sTropic of Canceris far more than a work that tested American censorship laws. In this riveting book, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary ofTropic of Cancer's initial U. S. release, Frederick Turner investigates Miller's unconventional novel, its tumultuous publishing history, and its unique place in American letters. Written in the slums of a foreign city by a man who was an utter literary failure in his homeland,Tropic of Cancerwas published in 1934 by a pornographer in Paris, but soon banned in the United States. Not until 1961, when Grove Press triumphed over the censors, did Miller's book appear in American bookstores. Turner argues thatTropic of Canceris "lawless, violent, colorful, misogynistic, anarchical, bigoted, and shaped by the same forces that shaped the nation. " Further, the novel draws on more than two centuries of New World history, folklore, and popular culture in ways never attempted before. How Henry Miller, outcast and renegade, came to understand what literary dynamite he had within him, how he learned to sound his "war whoop" over the roofs of the world, is the subject of Turner's revelatory study.

The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs

by Rob Desalle Ian Tattersall

After several million years of jostling for ecological space, only one survivor from a host of hominid species remains standing: us. Human beings are extraordinary creatures, and it is the unprecedented human brain that makes them so. In this delightfully accessible book, the authors present the first full, step-by-step account of the evolution of the brain and nervous system. Tapping the very latest findings in evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and molecular biology, Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall explain how the cognitive gulf that separates us from all other living creatures could have occurred. They discuss the development and uniqueness of human consciousness, how human and nonhuman brains work, the roles of different nerve cells, the importance of memory and language in brain functions, and much more. Our brains, they conclude, are the product of a lengthy and supremely untidy history--an evolutionary process of many zigs and zags--that has accidentally resulted in a splendidly eccentric and creative product.

Cybersong (Star Trek Voyager)

by S. N. Lewitt

A mysterious signal lures the Voyager to an uncharted sector of the Delta Quadrant, where the crews find a ghost ship floating in space. Hoping the mysterious ship might hold a clue that could help her vessel return home, Janeway launches an investigation, and soon a strange presence casts a kind of spell over the crew. If Janeway can't pierce the ship's mystery, the Voyager may wind up drifting in space, another ships of ghostly inhabitants.

Olga Rudge and Ezra Pound: What Thou Lovest Well ...

by Anne Conover

A loving and admiring companion for half a century to literary titan Ezra Pound, concert violinist Olga Rudge was the muse who inspired the poet to complete his epic poem,The Cantos,and the mother of his only daughter, Mary. Strong-minded and defiant of conventions, Rudge knew the best and worst of times with Pound. With him, she coped with the wrenching dislocations brought about by two catastrophic world wars and experienced modernism's radical transformation of the arts. In this enlightening biography, Anne Conover offers a full portrait of Olga Rudge (1895-1996), drawing for the first time on Rudge's extensive unpublished personal notebooks and correspondence. Conover explores Rudge's relationship with Pound, her influence on his life and career, and her perspective on many details of his controversial life, as well as her own musical career as a violinist and musicologist and a key figure in the revival of Vivaldi's music in the 1930s. In addition to mining documentary sources, the author interviewed Rudge and family members and friends. The result is a vivid account of a highly intelligent and talented woman and the controversial poet whose flame she tended to the end of her long life. The book quotes extensively from the Rudge-Pound letters--an almost daily correspondence that began in the 1920s and continued until Pound's death in 1972. These letters shed light on many aspects of Pound's disturbing personality; the complicated and delicate balance he maintained between the two most significant women in his life, Olga and his wife Dorothy, for fifty years; the birth of Olga and Ezra's daughter Mary de Rachewiltz; Pound's alleged anti-Semitism and Fascist sympathies; his wartime broadcasts over Rome radio and indictment for treason; and his twelve-year incarceration in St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the mentally ill.

Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

by Rebecca Pechefsky Erik Ryding

Bruno Walter, one of the greatest conductors in the twentieth century, lived a fascinating life in difficult times. This engrossing book is the first full-length biography of Walter to appear in English. Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky describe Walter's early years in Germany, where his successes in provincial theaters led to positions at the Berlin State Opera and the Vienna State Opera. They then tell of his decade-long term as Bavarian music director and his romantic involvement with the soprano Delia Reinhardt; his other positions in the musical community until he was ousted from Germany when the Nazi Party came to power in 1933; and his return to Vienna, where he was artistic director of the Opera House until he was again forced out by the Nazis. Finally they trace his career in the United States, where he led the New York Philharmonic and other orchestras and in his last years made numerous recordings with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble created especially for him. Ryding and Pechefsky are the first biographers to make extensive use of the thousands of unpublished letters in the Bruno Walter Papers, now in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. In addition to interviewing more than sixty people who knew Walter, they examined countless reviews to assess the popular and critical impact he had on his times. Authoritative and even-handed, this biography sheds new light on Walter, one of the great formative influences in musical interpretation.

The Russian Parliament: Institutional Evolution in a Transitional Regime, 1989-1999

by Thomas F. Remington

Political representation and parliamentary power -- Gorbachev's constitutional reforms -- Organizing the new USSR Parliament -- The power game in Russia, 1990-1993 -- Deputies and lawmaking in the RSFSR Supreme Soviet -- Framing a new constitution -- Organizing the Federal Assembly -- Does parliament matter'.

Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life: Hindus and Muslims in India

by Ashutosh Varshney

This timely book, updated for the paperback edition, examines how civic ties between Hindus and Muslims in different Indian cities serve to contain, or even prevent, ethnic violence. It is of interest not only to South Asian scholars and policymakers but also to those studying multiethnic societies in other areas of the world.

Corporal Punishment of Children in Theoretical Perspective

by Michael Donnelly Murray Arnold Straus

Despite being commonplace in American households a generation ago, corporal punishment of children has been subjected to criticism and shifting attitudes in recent years. Many school districts have banned it, and many child advocates recommend that parents no longer spank or strike their children. In this book, social theorist Michael Donnelly and family violence expert Murray A. Straus tap the expertise of social science scholars and researchers who address issues of corporal punishment, a subject that is now characterized as a key issue in child welfare. The contributors discuss corporal punishment, its use, causes, and consequences, drawing on a wide array of comparative, psychological, and sociological theories. Together, they clarify the analytical issues and lay a strong foundation for future research and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Christian Perspectives on Legal Thought

by Michael W. Mcconnell Robert F. Cochran Angela C. Carmella

Different American legal scholars have joined together to produce 'Christian Perspectives On Legal Thought', a book that views legal thought from various Christian perspectives.

Meselson, Stahl, and the Replication of DNA: A History of "the Most Beautiful Experiment in Biology"

by Frederic Lawrence Holmes

In 1957 two young scientists at the California Institute of Technology performed an experiment that provided convincing evidence that DNA replicates in the manner predicted by the model of the double helix proposed four years earlier by James Watson and Francis Crick.

The Empirical Stance

by Bas C. Van Fraassen

"What is empiricism and what could it be? Bas C. van Fraassen, one of the world's foremost contributors to philosophical logic and the philosophy of science, here undertakes a fresh consideration of these questions and offers a program for renewal of the empiricist tradition. The empiricist tradition is not and could not be defined by common doctrines but embodies a certain stance in philosophy, van Fraassen says. This stance is displayed first of all in a searing recurrent critique of metaphysics, and second in a focus on experience that requires a voluntarist view of belief and opinion. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways to Rebuild Our Country

by Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann covers 11 straightforward solutions to America's current problems. At the core of each is a call to reclaim economic sovereignty and to wrest control of democracy back from the corporate powers that have hijacked both America and her citizens. What's particularly unique about Hartmann's solutions is that all have been proven to work. Every single one of his 11 steps either was historically part of what built America's greatness in the past (such as enforcing the Sherman Act and breaking up big corporations or returning to a tariff-based trade policy), or has worked well in other nations (like a national single-payer healthcare system -Medicare Part "E" for "Everybody"-or encouraging the growth of worker-owned cooperatives like the $6 billion Mondragon cooperative in Spain). From addressing the problem of a warming globe to the death of America's middle class to the loss of our essential liberties, Rebooting The American Dream shows how America can reclaim the vision of our Founders and the greatness we held both at home and abroad for over a century.

The Nile Basin: National Determinants of Collective Action

by John Waterbury

John Waterbury applies collective action theory and international relations theory to the challenges of the ten Nile nations.

Heart Attack! Advice for Patients by Patients

by Kathleen Berra Gerald W. Friedland Francis H. Koch Christopher Gardner Donna Louie Nancy Houston Miller Barton Thurber Robin Wedell

Millions of people -- many of them younger than we care to believe -- are living in the aftermath of a heart attack, and it is vital for them to learn how to reduce the risk factors for subsequent heart problems. This unique and important book offers advice to survivors of a heart attack and also to those trying to prevent the onset of a heart attack. Contributors include not only distinguished medical professionals but also eleven individuals who either participated in a cardiac rehabilitation program or designed a program of their own. The patients -- men and women of varied ages and ethnic backgrounds -- relate their own histories, providing insight into the many faces of heart disease and inspiration and hope for other heart attack survivors. Book jacket.

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