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Designing Social Research

by Ian Greener

Written in plain language, this guide for students in sociology is intentionally designed to be shorter and more readable than other similar texts. It gives practical advice on the process of designing and doing social research, and also gives students background in the vocabulary and philosophy they need to understand the research they are undertaking. The goal is for students to be able to engage in discussion not only about the differences between methods, but in the reason for those differences. After an overview of the language of social science research and discussion of what makes a good research question, the book covers methods and approaches such as surveys and questionnaires, sampling and statistics, ethnography, and dealing with qualitative data. Some advanced topics covered include causality in research and dealing with time in social research. There is also advice on writing the research report and putting together literature reviews. Chapter summaries and examples are included. Greener teaches in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Mentoring and Supervision in Healthcare

by Neil Gopee

Gopee (health and life sciences, Coventry U. , UK), who has worked in adult and mental health nursing, explores the standards, competencies, and outcomes for effective mentoring in nursing, midwifery, and other healthcare professions based on the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice. He focuses on eight domain areas identified in the document and the outcomes for mentors, as he compares their role to others (such as clinical supervisors or practice education facilitators) and discusses key factors, personal and professional attributes, and the effects of poor mentoring. He describes how learning occurs and is facilitated; effective learning environments; activities such as evidence-based practice, research implementation, practice development, and management of change; assessing students' clinical competence; leadership; and the evaluation of mentoring. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Change for the Better

by Elizabeth Wilde Mccormick

This is the Third Edition of the best-selling self help psychotherapy program for lay people and students of psychotherapy since first publication in 1990. The book is based upon Cognitive Analytic Therapy, a focused short term intervention pioneered and researched at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals in London since the early 1980's by Dr. Anthony Ryle, and now taught and practiced throughout the UK and abroad. The book describes in ordinary language how learned patterns of responses to relating and thinking contribute to psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, phobia, and relationship difficulty. The book shows the reader how they can identify their own different inner dialogues, and the traps, dilemmas, snags, and unstable states of mind that lead to things going wrong. It offers help with the creation of written narrative and diagrams based upon the readers' own self reflection. Mindfulness-based experiential exercises are incorporated throughout the text to help nourish self awareness and change. The new edition offers a therapeutic dialogic relationship between reader and author. It includes the most recent development in CAT practice and places greater emphasis upon the transformation of unhelpful learned reciprocal role procedures that underlie relationship to oneself and to others. Change in symptoms occur when new and beneficial reciprocal roles are created. The book covers many areas of emotional distress, and the Third Edition also includes new chapters on unstable states of mind seen in people given a borderline personality diagnosis, on dissociation, eating problems, and stress.

Essential Reporting

by Jon Smith

'If you want a book that instructs you about all the technical skills you need to pass the examinations set by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and embark on a career in journalism, then this is the book for you. It outlines the basic knowledge required to succeed as a trainee reporter. Shorthand, intros, writing styles, subbing, layout, the way newsrooms work and how to find things out are among the range of skills described. Replete with no-nonsense quotes from the hard-nosed men and women of the regional and local press around the British Isles, the book provides an exhaustive account of the reporting, writing and researching techniques to do the "best job in the world".... Clearly written, comprehensive and well laid out' - Times Higher Education 'Precisely what it says on the cover - a down-to-earth essential handbook for anyone embarking on a career in journalism. All you need to know about avoiding newsroom minefields and attracting the editor's attention for the right reasons. If only it had been around in my day!' - Bob Satchwell, Executive Director, Society of Editors '. . . an excellent practical guide to the whole business of reporting. ' - Writing Magazine This is a book for everyone who wants to be a journalist: a practical guide to all you need to know, learn and do to succeed as a trainee reporter in today's newsroom. Although the world of journalism is changing fast, as technology blurs the boundaries between newspapers, radio, television and web-based media, the reporter's core role remains the same: to recognise news, communicate with people, gather information, and create accurate, balanced and readable stories. Essential Reporting, written by an experienced NCTJ examiner, explains how to do this. Contents include: · What makes a good reporter · What is news, and how to find it · How newsrooms work · Day-to-day life as a reporter · Key reporting tasks · Covering courts and councils · Successful interviewing · Writing news stories · Specialist reporting · Handling sound, pictures and the web It also contains a wealth of advice, tips and warnings from working journalists, a guide to NCTJ training and examinations, a glossary and a guide to further reading. It will be invaluable to anyone embarking on a career in journalism and is the NCTJ's recommended introductory text for all students on college and university courses preparing them to become successful reporters.

Researching Social Life

by Nigel Gilbert

A new edition of this book is now available at: http:/www. uk. sagepub. com/textbooksProdDesc. nav'prodId=Book231777 Praise for the First Edition: `. . . an ideal primary text for an undergraduate course in social research methods' - Teaching Sociology `This is a very impressive book. It is admirably written in clear, straightforward language, so that I can easily imagine undergraduates responding well to its use as a core text' - Geoff Payne, Professor of Social Research, University of Plymouth `Provides an excellent introductory methods text that covers every stage of quantitative and qualitative research' - Journal of Social Policy `an ideal text for undergraduates in a variety of disciplines who are taking research methods courses' - Health Promotion International The Second Edition of this widely adopted textbook for undergraduate research methods courses has been fully revised and updated to include an even broader range of methods. Key features of this outstanding text are that it: - outlines the main ways in which social scientists gather data, reviewing each method's strengths and weaknesses - shows how data may be collated, managed and analysed - demonstrates the necessary links between sociological theory and data - provides stimulating annotated examples of social research using a variety of methods - offers signposts to more advanced texts which discuss specific methods in more detail. The Second Edition of Researching Social Life considers a comprehensive range of research methods including those that are emerging as a result of the adoption of new technologies and media, such as the use of the Internet, the analysis of multimedia and especially visual materials, and the secondary analysis of longitudinal datasets. As with the first edition, the text aims to help break down the artificial distinction between so-called `quantitative' and `qualitative' research. This is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses in social research methods across the social sciences.

Your Dissertation in Education

by Nicholas Walliman Scott Buckler

Your Dissertation in Education provides a systematic, practical approach to dissertation and project writing for students in education. This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, specifically developed for students from a range of educational disciplines, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. This book is unique in being the first devoted to providing a complete overview of the dissertation process for education students. Throughout the book use of practical examples, summary sections and additional references provide the reader with a comprehensive yet easy-to-read guide to ensure successful completion.

Doing Business Research

by Nick Lee Ian Lings

`It's not often that you'll find an article or book that explains what you need to know in such plain, simple terms. Treasure it' - Andrew Farrell, Doctoral Researcher, Loughborough University `Entertaining and authoritative without being patronising' - Professor Chris Hackley, Royal Holloway, University of London `This is a gem of a book from two of the outstanding management researchers of their generation. Easy to read and entertaining, yet rigorous and comprehensive in its approach, this book will be adopted as an essential aid for students undertaking final year projects, masters dissertations, and as a primer for doctoral researchers' - Professor Graham Hooley, Aston University `This book will fill a vital gap for post graduate research' - Professor Rod Brodie, University of Auckland Business School For anyone involved in developing a research project, this textbook provides an integrated, accessible and humorous account that explains why research methods are the way they are and how they do what they do. Unrivalled in its nature Doing Business Research addresses the research project as a whole and provides: - essential detail of philosophical and theoretical matters that are crucial to conceptualising the nature of methodology - a pragmatic guide to why things are important and how they are important - a huge range of things to consider that the reader can use to develop their research project further - a resource book, providing extensive suggested reading to help the researcher do their research.

Media & Crime

by Yvonne Jewkes

'Media and Crime is a thought-provoking and scholarly work written in a very lively style. It will be of interest to readers of SCHOLAG whether or not they have some knowledge of criminological theories. ' Jean McFadden, SCOLAG Journal `Criminologists and a bewildering array of other voices have commented on the relationship between media and crime on many occasions over many decades. Those of us who have worked and taught in this area have often sensed the lack of an authoritative, systematic and up to date text to which one could refer with confidence. Yvonne Jewkes has now given us that book and we are in her debt. Jewkes is one of the few who knows the fields of both media studies and criminology equally well. She writes with confidence, clarity, insight and style. Media and Crime does not just cover the debate, it moves it forward. This is a striking and admirable achievement. This book will be widely read and widely welcomed by students and by Jewkes's academic peers' - Professor Richard Sparks, University of Edinburgh `The book reviews key media and criminological debates against contemporary developments in the media and twenty-first century concerns about crime. More than that Media and Crime is intellectually provocative, lucid, astute and simply a good read' - Dr Maggie Wykes, University of Sheffield `A thought-provoking critical analysis of how the mass media construct the issue of crime in the public realm. Clearly written and based on a wide-ranging review of research on crime and media it will be an invaluable source for students' - Professor Robert Reiner, London School of Economics and Politcal Science `This book offers a vibrant and lucid guide to the constructions of crime in media culture, and the complex interactions between consumers and producers. Comprehensive and authoritatively written, Media and Crime should appear on all essential reading lists for students of criminology and media culture' - Paul Mason, Southampton Institute * Why do only certain criminal events become thrust into the public sphere with sufficient vigour to shape public fears of victimization? * Why are some crimes sustained by sufficiently intense public outcry to become part of our cultural fabric, while other, almost identical incidents, fail to capture the collective imagination? * Why do some very serious crimes cast a much longer shadow than others, and some offenders take on an iconic evilness while others fade into quiet obscurity? This book points a critical spotlight on media constructions of crime and social control, developing our understanding of the relationship between media and crime, and taking existing knowledge in new directions. Media and Crime is an accessible text with a strong pedagogic purpose, making it an ideal introduction to the study of crime and the mass media for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The author interrogates the most important literature in the field as well as moving the debates forward with new ideas and values. Substantive topics of current interest are covered, including: * news reporting of crime * media constructions of children and women as victims and offenders * moral panics over paedophiles * the relationship between the media and the police * 'reality' crime shows * surveillance and social control * new media. Chapter overviews, key terms, study questions and suggestions for further reading map the key issues in this vital and topical area of debate. The book is essential reading for students in a wide range of academic fields including criminology, media studies, sociology, gender studies and psychology.

Qualitative Research

by David Silverman

Lecturers, click here to request an electronic inspection copy - no waiting for the post to arrive! This hugely successful textbook has been fully updated and revised to make it even more accessible and comprehensive than previous editions. New chapters have been added on a range of key topics, including grounded theory, research ethics and systematic review. This book draws on a stellar list of leading qualitative researchers, each of whom is writing on their own specialized area in qualitative research, but doing so in a way that is clear and accessible to students and those new to the field of qualitative methods. All chapters also have added features - such as internet links, questions for readers and recommended readings. Alongside its engaging and accessible style, these new features make Qualitative Research the ideal textbook for all students working within this field. This is a comprehensive and accessible first text on qualitative methods that boasts a who's who of leading qualitative methodologists and is a must-have book for any student involved in doing research.

Qualitative Research Methods

by Monique Hennink Inge Hutter Ajay Bailey

Lecturers, click here to request an e-inspection copy of this text Qualitative Research Methods is based on the authors' highly successful multidisciplinary qualitative methods workshops, which have been conducted for over a decade. In this book the authors propose a 'qualitative research cycle' that leads students through the selection of appropriate methods, the collection of data and the transformation of findings into a finished project. It provides a clear explanation of the nature of qualitative research and its key concepts. Topics covered include: o formulating qualitative research questions o ethical issues o in-depth interviews o focus group discussions o observation o coding o data analysis o writing up qualitative research This text is ideal for any students taking a qualitative methods course or producing a qualitative research project at undergraduate or graduate level. It is illustrated throughout with case studies and field examples from a range of international contexts. The practical techniques are also accompanied by the author's own research tools including interview guides, real coded data and comprehensive research checklists.

Effective Teaching

by David Reynolds Daniel Muijs

'This book draws on an impressive range of research to inform the reader how teaching in schools can be made more effective. . . . The book has a great deal to offer both new and experienced teachers. It is an excellent guide for teachers in pursuit of ways to achieve more effective teaching' - Jeng-Chyan Chen,Taipei Municipal University of Education `A small number of education books feel indispensable; this is warmly welcomed to the club. It's a magnificent survey of what educational research can tell us about nitty-gritty classroom issues' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Friday Magazine Research into student learning and achievement shows that classroom teaching is at the heart of the process of schooling. What teachers do in the classroom is the factor that most strongly affects pupils' progress in school. In their 2001 book, David Muijs and David Reynolds reviewed what is now a large body of knowledge on effective teaching. This new edition of Effective Teaching, Evidence and Practice updates the successful 2001 volume with the latest research on effective teaching and learning. Following user feedback, a number of chapters have been added to reflect reader needs and developments in the field since 2001. Chapters on student learning, collaborative small group work, constructivism and effective science teaching have been added, as well as updates to all other chapters. The user-friendly style and broad coverage that were strengths of the previous edition are maintained, as is the three part structure focussing on generic teaching skills, teaching for specific goals and subject specific strategies and other classroom issues. Like the first edition, it is essential reading for students of education, teachers and educational researchers.

Introducing Intercultural Communication

by Shuang Liu

Books on intercultural communication are rarely written with an intercultural readership in mind. In contrast, this multinational team of authors has put together an introduction to communicating across cultures that uses examples and case studies from around the world. The book further covers essential new topics, including international conflict, social networking, migration, and the effects technology and mass media play in the globalization of communication. Written to be accessible for international students too, this text situates communication theory in a truly global perspective. Each chapter brings to life the links between theory and practice and between the global and the local, introducing key theories and their practical applications. Along the way, you will be supported with first-rate learning resources, including: * theory corners with concise, boxed-out digests of key theoretical concepts * case illustrations putting the main points of each chapter into context * learning objectives, discussion questions, key terms and further reading framing each chapter and stimulating further discussion * a companion website containing resources for instructors, including multiple choice questions, presentation slides, exercises and activities, and teaching notes. This book will not merely guide you to success in your studies, but will teach you to become a more critical consumer of information and understand the influence of your own culture on how you view yourself and others.

Changing Behaviour in Schools

by Sue Roffey

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Click on the above icon and receive your e-inspection copy today! Good teachers know that positive relationships with students and school connectedness lead to both improved learning and better behaviour for all students, and this is backed up by research. This book will show you how to promote positive behaviour and wellbeing in your setting. Taking an holistic approach to working with students, the author provides examples of effective strategies for encouraging pro-social and collaborative behaviour in the classroom, the school and the wider community. Chapters look at the importance of the social and emotional aspects of learning, and ways to facilitate change. Issues covered include: -developing a sense of belonging in the classroom -teaching approaches that maximise engagement and participation -how to respond effectively to challenging situations -ways to re-engage with students who have become marginalized. Each chapter has case studies from primary and secondary schools, activities, checklists and suggestions for further reading. This is an essential textbook for trainee and newly-qualified teachers, and is also useful for more experienced teachers, as it offers advice to all on how to manage student relationships with confidence, respect and resilience.

Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy

by Richard Nelson-Jones

`Richard Nelson Jones'' updated edition of his compendium of 16 approaches to counselling and therapy remains a clear, concise and informative aid to both counselling trainees, practitioners of counselling skills and those who wish to gain an overview of the principles and practices most common to the therapeutic world.... [F]or anyone wanting to gain a clear idea, in a nutshell, of one or more of the main approaches, this book is invaluable'' - Therapy Today `Each chapter contains study questions, an annotated bibliography, and a list of further reading. A glossary of key terminology and an index to subject matter is included. But this is no ordinary textbook. In the words of the author, Richard Nelson-Jones, this is a ''personal journey''. This book provides an extensive, nuanced look at most of the major individual approaches to counselling and therapy to date, with all their limitations and possibilities'' - PsycCRITIQUES: APA Review of Books `This will be an informative resource to students of undergraduate and postgraduate counselling and psychotherapy courses'' - Nursing Standard (5 star review) Praise for previous editions:: `[Information] is carefully put together making it easy for trainees to get a good introduction to the central fields of Freud, Jung, Rogers, Yalom and Beck'' - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling & Psychotherapy `Richard Nelson-Jones'' book has become so much a part of the counselling theory literature; it is hard to imagine discussing the topic without reference to it. This Third Edition gives testimony to its continued value. It is hard to fault this book, its readability and detailed referencing, alone, will mean that it will suit a wide readership. If you have to buy only one book on counselling and therapy, this is it'' - Professor Philip Burnard, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing ''An excellent summary of Rogers'' life and work and of the latest developments in person-centred therapy'' - Professor Brian Thorne, Co-founder of The Norwich Centre, Norwich `Clear, thorough and succinctly summarizes cognitive therapy''s most important concepts and principals'' - Dr Judith Beck, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Philadelphia `The multimodal therapy chapter is a scholarly and masterful account of this orientation'' - Dr Arnold Lazarus, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University, New Jersey `The reality chapter provides an excellent, accurate and updated treatment of this practical and useable method'' - Professor Robert Wubbolding, Director, Center for Reality Therapy, Cincinnati, Ohio Theory and Practice of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive introduction to the all of the major therapeutic approaches. Written using a common structure for each approach, the book allows easy comparison between the different orientations. Each chapter provides: o an introduction to the approach o biographical information on its founder and other key figures o core theoretical concepts o the approach in practice. Key features include: o review questions designed to aid learning and revision o case material o a glossary of key terms. Written by bestselling author Richard Nelson-Jones, the Fourth Edition of this popular text features a new section on integration and eclecticism. Each chapter has been fully updated to include new developments in each approach. As a comprehensive guide to the multiplicity of therapeutic approaches, Theory and Practice of Counselling and Therapy, Fourth Edition is the ideal companion to learning for students on introductory courses and those embarking on professional training.

Psychology for Medicine

by Susan Ayers Richard De Visser

A recent UK report emphasized the need for greater integration of psychological/social sciences into the traditional biomedical curriculum--a trend in the US also. After explaining barriers to an biopsychosocial approach, Ayers and de Visser (psychology, Brighton & Sussex Medical School) discuss psychological theories and research relevant to many aspects of clinical practice; brain development and the effects of social context on behavior; psychology relevant to body systems; and communication skills and psychological interventions in clinical practice, e. g. , in regard to disease risk factors. Chapters include case studies, clinical notes, activities, further reading, exam preparation questions, and color illustrations. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

International Human Resource Management

by Anne-Wil Harzing Ashly H. Pinnington

The eagerly-awaited Third Edition of the hugely successful International Human Resource Management succeeds in maintaining the academic rigour and critical focus that have established its reputation as the most authoritative and cutting-edge text in the field. Positioning itself firmly within the 'globalized' environment, it provides wide-ranging and truly international coverage driven by the expertise of a writing team comprised of internationally renowned experts. New to the Third Edition: - Completely revised and restructured to better match international HRM courses. - New chapters include: social responsibility, sustainability and diversity, comparative HRM and approaches to IHRM. - 'Country-focus' boxed feature comparing and contrasting issues in different countries. - Further international examples and case studies. - Each chapter ends with stimulating discussion questions and self-assessment questions to encourage students to test their knowledge. - A companion website with instructors' manual and free full-text journal articles and additional case material for students. `The Third Edition of International Human Resource Management is a comprehensive guide for today's IHRM researchers, students, and practitioners. It covers not only traditional IHRM topics such as expatriate selection and the implications of cultural differences, but also advances our understanding of topics that have gained importance recently such as strategic IHRM and international total rewards programs. As a text, it has the advantage of including chapters covering each of the major topics in IHRM carefully chosen and orchestrated by an excellent editing team and written by leading specialists in each topic. The inclusion of discussion questions for students and instructor materials makes it a student-friendly instructional resource' - Mark F. Peterson Professor of Management and International Business at Florida Atlantic University

Youth and Crime

by John Muncie

`Muncie''s book is a must-read for all criminologists interested in youth justice and youth crime. It is accessible, theoretically informed, empirically detailed and, thanks to the second edition, bang up-to-date'' - Professor Tim Newburn, London School of Economics `The first edition of Youth and Crime - published in 1999 - struck an almost unique balance between accessibility and complex scholarship. This substantially revised and up-dated edition takes the depth and scope of the key debates further still. Muncie draws on a wide range of scholarly research, he engages with major theoretical questions and he interrogates the complexities and contradictions of policy formation. . . . Without doubt this is an indispensable source for sociology, criminology, social policy, social history, social work, youth justice and media and cultural studies students and tutors alike'' - Dr Barry Goldson, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Liverpool. `The second edition of Youth and Crime is once again immensely scholarly and important for its insights into the shape of public, media and governmental responses to youth crime. The author produces new material on anti-social behaviour, street crime, victimisation, social exclusion, drugs and surveillance as well as on risk assessment, governance, globalisation and cultural criminology to help make sense of developments. . . . . As before, this is an excellent, accessible and lively introduction to youth crime and its regulation. It is a book that pushes debate forward in terms of questioning established knowledge and governmental responses to crime'' - Dr Loraine Gelsthorpe, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. `Muncie observes, "the study of youth justice ultimately tells us more about social order, the state and political decision making than it does about the nature of young offending and the most effective ways to respond to it": the material he presents in this part of the book more than justifies the comment. Although this book is primarily a student text, it should interest magistrates and promote critical reflection'' - Magistrate · How and why have certain aspects of young people''s behaviour come to be perceived as `anti-social'' and ''criminal''? · Are young people now more of a threat than ever before? · How can we make sense of New Labour''s youth justice reforms? · Is the youth justice system soft on crime? · Are young people more in need of protection than disciplinary punishment? The Second Edition of this best-selling text provides a fully revised and up-to-date critical analysis of a wide range of issues surrounding young people, disorder and crime. To develop a comprehensive criminology of youth the book deliberately moves beyond traditional criminological concerns and draws insights from other academic disciplines such as cultural studies, gender studies, media studies, social policy, social work, political science and human geography. Now thoroughly updated, this second edition has been rewritten to include new material on anti-social behaviour, street crime, youth gangs, victimisation, social exclusion, drugs, surveillance, crime prevention, policing and restoration as well as a sustained critical analysis of New Labour''s youth, social and criminal justice reforms as they have emerged over the past five years. To make sense of these developments theories of risk management, governance, globalisation and cultural criminology are introduced and assessed. An original and accessible text, it provides invaluable support for further study by featuring key concepts, a glossary, summaries of the main arguments, study questions and guides to further reading. Building on the strengths of the first edition, this highly influential work remains the most integrated and comprehensive analysis of theory, research, policy and politics in this area. It is an essential text for students of criminology, criminal justice, sociology, youth studies, social policy and social work.

Young Children's Personal, Social and Emotional Development

by Marion Dowling

`This timely book focuses on learning within the context of children's growing sense of self and their emotions. . . a book that should be easily available for all early years practitioners to consult' - Nursery World `Exudes a deep understanding of very young children. It fills the gap for early years practitioners in the core foundation stage area of personal, social and emotional development' - Times Educational Supplement `Considers how children's development can be assisted in ways that are responsive to their needs. It discusses how children develop confidence, independence, awareness of the needs of others and the disposition to learn. It also looks at the issues of emotional well-being, moral and spiritual developments and how children relate to the wider world. This is an essential read for those working in this area and anyone else with an interest in the current debate about early years provision' - Childright This book shows that personal and social development is essential to children's early learning. The kind of person we become colours all else that we do in life. But personal and social development must be supported by sensitive interventions from adults who understand children's needs. The author presents the theory and practice of personal and social development with young children, using everyday examples from early years settings. Drawing on her extensive experience in early years settings, Marion Dowling shows how children can be helped to develop confidence, social skills and independence, and how early years workers can contribute to this. Each chapter includes suggestions for early years practice as well as professional questions for consideration.

Working with Children, Young People and Families

by Graham Brotherton Helen Davies Gill Mcgillivray

Written from a unique interprofessional perspective, this book is an essential introduction to working with children, young people and families. It covers policy, practice and theory, exploring key themes and developments, including: - poverty and disadvantage - ethical practice - child development - education - child protection - children and young people's rights - doing research. The book introduces students to a range of theoretical perspectives, links the key themes to the existing and emerging policy and practice context and supports students in engaging with and evaluating the central debates. With case studies, reflective questions and sources of further reading, this is an ideal text for students taking courses in childhood studies, working with children, young people and families, interprofessional children's services, early years, youth work and social work.

Wellbeing from Birth

by Rosemary Roberts

What do we mean by wellbeing, and what does it look like as it takes shape in early childhood? What can we do to support the wellbeing of children at home and in settings? This book provides some answers to these complex questions, in a straightforward, accessible way. PART 1: INTRODUCING WELLBEING describes the 'backdrop' for a new model of wellbeing, outlining research and policy background, and underpinning early childhood themes. PART 2: THE THEORY OF WELLBEING defines wellbeing itself, describing the new model and the mechanism of wellbeing development called companionable learning. PART 3: EVERYDAY WELLBEING contains ideas and examples from homes and settings of 'real-life' wellbeing. Chapter 6: 'All to play for' is rich with ideas and examples of "profoundly satisfying" wellbeing play. PART 4: INVESTING IN WELLBEING is about professional development. It covers observation, assessment and planning; the key person approach; 'when things go wrong'; and integrating services across settings and communities. The book ends with the importance of collective wellbeing, arguing that all young children need experiences of individual and collective wellbeing, in their families and their communities. Essential reading for anyone studying early childhood, and for managers and practitioners working with young children and their families, this book is an inspirational guide to developing a framework for wellbeing from birth.

Video in Qualitative Research

by Christian Heath Jon Hindmarsh Paul Luff

Video provides unprecedented opportunities for social science research, enabling fine-grained analysis of social organisation, culture and communication. Video in Qualitative Research provides practical guidance for students and academics on how to use video in qualitative research, how to address the problems and issues that arise in undertaking video-based field studies and how to subject video recordings to detailed scrutiny and analysis. Heath, Hindmarsh and Luff consider the ethical and practical issues that arise in recording and gathering data as well as how video enables new and distinctive ways of presenting insights, observations and findings to both academic and practitioner audiences. The book is illustrated throughout with a wide range of case material drawn from the authors own research projects, and these cases serve to situate the practical and methodological guidance offered by the book into real research scenarios. Video in Qualitative Research is an invaluable guide for students and researchers across the social sciences thinking of using video as part of their research. Christian Heath is Professor of Work and Organisation, Kings College London Jon Hindmarsh is Reader in Work Practice and Technology, Kings College London Paul Luff is Professor in Organisations and Technology, Kings College London

Using Mixed Methods

by David Plowright

Plowright (educational studies, UK. of Hull, Britain) offers advice to graduate or advanced undergraduate students about undertaking small-scale social and educational research. Synthesizing ideas from a number of sources, he presents a new approach, a different perspective on framing the research process and the underpinning principles that allow researchers to understand the decisions they make and actions they take. He calls it Frameworks for an Integrated Methodology, and abbreviates is FraIM. His topics are case selection, data collection, observation, asking questions, analyzing artefacts, data integration, warrantable research, ethical issues, and holistic integrationism. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Using Communication Theory

by Sven Windahl Benno H. Signitzer Jean T. Olsen

'Using Communication Theory was a rarity in bridging the gap between ideas and practice. It was itself a model of good communication and in its second, revised edition, it is still a most reliable and accessible guide to the lessons that communication theory and research offer to practitioners, especially in planning for change' - Denis McQuail, Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam 'Using Communication Theory has become a classic in the education of communication. It is the comprehensive and self-evident source for theories and models, forming the base for the study of professions requiring communication planning' - Larsåke Larsson, Örebro University What does theory have to do with the practice of communication? Communication planning is used daily by thousands of people: public relations practitioners, technical writers, information campaigners, advertising professionals, organization consultants, educators, health communicators and more. Without a solid understanding of communication theory, practitioners have difficulty getting their messages heard. The second edition of this best-selling textbook has been updated with the student firmly in mind. With new learning features that directly engage with the practical side of theory, students will: · Practice what they learn with activities and exercises · Apply their own experiences to theory through prompts to reflection · Consolidate their learning with highlighted definitions and lists of key terms · Take it further with boxed excerpts from classic texts Showing how theories relate directly to the planning and experience of effective communication, Using Communication Theory - 2nd Edition provides indispensable insights into the practical nature of communication theory. In today's landscape of communication overload, this book remains an essential, authoritative guide for both students and practitioners. Sven Windahl is based at the Nordisk Kommunikation. Benno Signitzer is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Salzburg. Jean T Olson works in the public sector.

Understanding Tourism A Critical Introduction

by Kevin Hannam Dan Knox

This text introduces tourism students to concepts drawn from critical theory, cultural studies and the social sciences. It does so with a light and readable touch, highlighting the ideas that underlie contemporary critical tourism studies in a practical and engaging way. Specifically, the authors examine how post-structuralist thought has led to a re-imagining of power relationships and the ways in which they are central to the production and consumption of tourism experiences. Eleven clear, relevant chapters provide an accessible introduction to tourism defining, explaining and developing the key issues and methods in this exciting field. These topics include: Regulating Tourism Commodifying Tourism Embodying Tourism Performing Tourism Tourism and the Everyday Tourism and the Other Tourism and the Environment Tourism and the Past Tourism Mobilities Researching Tourism A strong teaching text, this will be well received by lecturers seeking an authoritative, multi-disciplinary book on contemporary tourism and by students who want a practical, grounded introduction which understands their learning and research needs.

Understanding Social Work Practice in Mental Health

by Vicki Coppock Bob Dunn

'An excellent introduction to the main themes of social work and mental health. It provides a comprehensive summary of contemporary debates and perspectives around mental health practice. I would recommend this to all social work students. ' - Philip O'Hare, University of Central Lancashire "This book is a timely restatement of the central role of social work in mental health. In this important work, Coppock and Dunn have developed a well written and closely argued case for retaining social work skills as a key part of a truly integrated mental health system. " - Terry Bamford, Director, Social Perspectives Network This book provides an authoritative overview of mental health theory, policy and practice. Exploring the complex moral and ethical dimensions underpinning the field, the book engages with the key issues encountered by practitioners working in the modern mental health system. Using real world scenarios, case studies, and reflective exercises, it asks students to critically examine the world of mental health practice from the perspective of users of mental health services and their carers. Reflecting the core values, skills and knowledge frameworks required for professional social work qualification in the mental health context, this book will enable students to: - Understand mental health theory and practice as a contested arena. - Recognise professional differences and inter-professional strengths. - Tolerate uncertainty and complexity in practice. - Develop critically as reflexive mental health practitioners. Included in the text are practice dilemmas, chapter summaries, and resources to aid further study.

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