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"Janet Barker understands the learning needs of her targeted readership. The text is a straight-forward yet comprehensive approach to evidence-based practice and it would be a valuable resource for students undertaking undergraduate nursing programmes. " - Dr. Jennifer Craig, University of York "A critically important text written with a clarity that communicates considerable knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. 'Evidence-based Practice for Nurses' is not only for students, practitioners and teachers but for every one of us committed to the development of nursing in the 21st century. " - Dr. Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead, University of Chester What is evidence-based nursing? How can I ensure my practice is based on the best evidence? Understanding what is evidence, how to appraise it and apply it to practice, are essential skills for all nurses. Taking a step-by-step approach, this practical book shows how to identify and evaluate the different types of evidence available and to critically appraise the studies that lie behind them. It also looks at the ways in which findings are integrated into practice, showing how research evidence can be applied to clinical-decision making and the delivery of patient care. Key features include: - reflective and problem-solving exercises - chapter summaries - further reading sections - self-test exercises and - glossary of key terms. Evidence-based Practice for Nurses is an engaging and easy to use book that will help the reader to enhance or change their professional practice. It has been designed to map onto the pre-registration curriculum and will be invaluable reading for all nursing students, as well as practitioners.
Essentials of Business Research: A Guide to Doing Your Research Project is a concise, student-friendly text that cuts through the jargon of research methods terminology to present a clear guide to the basics of methodology in a business and management context. This extremely accessible book is informed throughout by the use of clear case studies and examples that serve to bring the research process to life for student readers. Unusually for a Methods text, Wilson also explicitly considers the importance of the supervisor in the dissertation process, and explains for the reader what lecturers are looking for from their students at every stage of the process in a good research project. This book aims to guide the student through the entire research process by using actual student case examples and explaining the role of the supervisor and how to meet their expectations. Key features include: - 'You're the Supervisor' sections - helps students to meet their learning outcomes; - 'Common questions and answers' - provides students with an invaluable point of reference for some of the challenges they are likely to face while undertaking their research project; - Comprehensive section on ethical issues students need to consider when undertaking their research project; - A full student glossary. - The book is packed throughout with student-friendly features such as helpful diagrams, student case studies, chapter objectives, annotated further reading sections and summary and references at the end of each chapter. Essentials of Business Research is accompanied by a companion website containing an array of material for lecturers and students including: multiple choice questions to enable students to test their knowledge and progress; chapter-by-chapter links to academic journal articles demonstrating each method's application; chapter-by-chapter links to youtube resources to provide further context; chapter-by-chapter powerpoint slides to help lecturers and students.
This second edition of an introductory text for undergraduates contains two new chapters, new debates at the end of each chapter, and more contemporary research and examples. The text is written in an accessible, conversational style with a sense of humor and features short chapters in a simple but reader-friendly two-color layout. Coverage encompasses classic and contemporary studies, with chapters on topics such as social cognition, group processes, prosocial behavior, affiliation and attraction, and friendship and love. Learning features include chapter-ending memory maps (graphic concept organizers), boxed readings, within-chapter summary boxes, and large color headings and subheadings. Each chapter also provides individual and group thought exercises and discussion topics, plus annotated lists of further reading. A companion web site contains quizzes, flashcards, and blank memory maps. Instructors can access lecture slides, a test bank, and animated memory maps online. Crisp teaches psychology at the University of Kent. Turner teaches social psychology at the University of Leeds. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Are some therapies more effective than others? How important is the relationship? Which clients do best in therapy? Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy answers these questions and many more, providing trainees, practitioners and researchers with a comprehensive introduction to the latest findings in the field. The book sets out in a jargon-free way the evidence for the effectiveness of therapy and the factors associated with positive therapeutic outcomes. It gives suggestions for further reading, definitions of key terms and questions for discussion, making this an ideal text for use in training. The book is also designed for practitioners who increasingly need to justify their therapeutic work on empirical grounds. Essential Research Findings in Counselling and Psychotherapy gives them the knowledge and confidence to do just that. More than that, it makes research findings accessible and provides information on how to practice counselling and psychotherapy in an effective way. Watch Mick Cooper talking about this book on YouTube: To view the Part 1 - Click Here To view the Part 2 - Click Here To view the Part 3 - Click Here
'An excellent guide for students new to writing essays at university' David Ellicott, Senior Lecturer in Youth Justice and Youth Studies, Nottingham Trent University Essay Writing is a student guide with a mission: to enable students to write better essays and get the grades they deserve by demystifying the essay-writing process. MunLing Shields places essay writing within the larger university experience for students. In a clear and easy to understand way the author guides the reader through the process of writing successful university essays by looking at essay writing in the context of academic communication, academic culture and different learning styles and approaches. This book helps students to study more independently and learn more meaningfully to write better essays. Essay Writing also offers invaluable insights into the way tutors see essays, explaining why essays are set, how to understand the rationale behind them, and demonstrating how best to approach answering the question. This highly accessible book offers practical, in-depth guidance on each of the stages of the essay writing process - planning, drafting and editing - and relates them to the important sub-skills of information-gathering, reading academic texts, how to get the most out of lectures, referencing and citations, and fluency and appropriateness of style and language.
`A well-written and stimulating book. . . . Child protection professionals, teachers and researchers will find this a book that both challenges and helps the reader not just be a passive recipient, but an active contributor in their own improved thinking' - YoungMinds Magazine `Eileen Munro's Effective Child Protection is a `must read' for anyone concerned with enhancing child protection practice. It directly addresses a core issue-the relationship between intuition and formal analytic thinking in decision-making and practice. Effective child protection practice requires both, and Munro provides a framework that facilitates clear thinking in the complex real world of child protection practice. It is very well written, stimulating and accessible' - Professor Ian O'Connor, University of Queensland `The definition of 'good child care social work' has been a contested one for several centuries. Enduring political and moral pressures have often obscured our understanding of what is helpful for children and their families; and have constrained the development of sound professional practice. Eileen Munro 's book performs a very valuable service in examining the context, purposes and operational requirements of effective child protection. Her analysis transcends short term panic-led responses and restores a welcome sense of proportion to the challenges involved in promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. Social workers will find in this book, a range of reasoned, research based, and realistic pointers to good professional practice, set in a wide-ranging social and historical context. If they act on them, then children and families, with whom they work, might well get a much' - Professor Jane Tunstill Department of Science and Political Science Royal Holloway London University `This book makes some interesting points. . . useful. . . for experienced and qualified social workers' - Peter Jenkins, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal `It will be helpful for anyone with responsibility for deciding the child's best interests who wishes to re-appraise their approach to decision-making and to develop their capacity for critical thinking' - Community Care `This book makes a vital contribution to better decision-making in child care and will be essential reading for social workers and others in child protection' - Simon Bass, Caring Magazine 'Overall, the book is compelling reading for practitioners, administrators, and policy analysts in the field of child welfare'- Envision: The Manitoba Journal of Child Welfare 'The book makes the fully justified claim it will be essential reading for professionals undergoing qualifying and post-qualifying training. It is to be hoped that it will enjoy an even wider readership' - Child Abuse Review This book is written for anyone involved in child protection and child welfare work who is interested in how to make better childcare decisions. The author provides a clear framework on decision-making, risk assessment and reasoning in addition to helping explain and justify decisions and judgements and the sources of any disagreements. Effective Child Protection analytic and intuitive methods of reasoning and proposes a model in which each method has strengths at different points in the process. Using detailed case studies and graphics to provide memorable illustrations of key points, this book is an invaluable practical and theoretical addition to the complexities of making predictions about children's best interests and is written for social workers, nurses, police officers and health workers as well as those taking or teaching qualifying and post-qualifying courses in child protection and child care.
'... one of the classic overviews of international politics in the post-war era... might be the best overview in print in any language on international politics' - Journal of Peace Research. 'There could hardly be a better introduction to the study of international relations than this already widely-used volume by one of the most accomplished historians of the post-war era' - John Lewis Gaddis. Now in its sixth edition, Geir Lundestad's popular and long-established introduction to the history and major developments of International Relations since 1945 has been fully revised and updated to cover all important events and key literature up to 2009. This new edition includes a brand new chapter dedicated to issues between major powers and local conflicts post-2001, a thoroughly updated assessment of the spread of nuclear weapons, and extensive new coverage of economic relations with particular reference to the changing role of Asia. North, South, East, West remains essential reading for all students of international relations, world politics and international history.
This book provides original accounts of twelve research studies in early childhood settings and a discussion of key issues in early childhood education research. It focuses first on learning in the foundation stage and then on working with difference and diversity in preschool settings. Key themes are teaching and learning and the issues which affect them in the early years. The contributors also identify methodological concerns in researching early childhood education and offer suggestions for further progress. Contents include: Researching early childhood education in the 21st century; Quality in teaching and learning; Assessing mathematics; Well-being and involvement; Work with families; Children's early writing; gender issues; Persona dolls; Managing behaviours and children's rights; Children's experiences of inclusion; Early excellence in the community, baseline assessment, Researching the future. The book is designed to help students researching in the field of early childhood education and also practitioners who want to put research findings to use. The contributors include Sue Allingham, Tracey Berry, Julie Bravery, Debbie Critchley, Di Chilvers, Polly Dyer, Gill Farmer, Vicky Grant, Ramona Kahn, Anne Kirkpatrick, Christine Parker, Nicky Walters and Sue Webster. The editor, Cathy Nutbrown, directs the MA in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.
What is PGCE at M-Level and what can you expect from the course? How can it help you to develop as a professional? Masters-level study is now a well established component of PGCE courses and this new edition of the best-selling student guide offers a clear and concise overview of M-level aspects in teacher education. This second edition includes discussion of recent developments in education policy, greater coverage of reflective practice in school-based training and up-to-date advice on how to get a teaching job at the end of your course. With new reflective activities designed to help students develop critical skills, and improved references to additional material, this book is essential reading for students on PGCE courses in primary and secondary education. Keira Sewell leads Visionary Education (www. visionary-education. co. uk), an education consultancy covering teacher training, science education, strategic development and business and industry partnerships. Contrbutors to the book are members of the primary and secondary PGCE teams at the University of Southampton, Edge Hill University, the University of Dundee and an independent consultant supporting Higher Education Institutions. Praise for the book: "Doing your PGCE at M level is a valuable guide designed to enable students to achieve success. Its approach, using clear explanations and case studies enable trainees to engage at a critical level and understand the potential benefits this can bring to them personally and professionally. Moving forward from the first edition in a way that incorporates education policy from recent fast moving times this enables trainees to critique and identify how the education arena is shaped. This new edition also enables trainees to develop many of the key skills of M-Level work; the development of reflective activities to enable deep reflection and critical analysis is a welcome development. This comprehensive text will be a valuable resource for anyone training to be a PGCE teacher. " - Tim Roberts, PGCE Programme Director, University of Hertfordshire
Doing Sensory Ethnography responds to a recent an explosion of interest in the senses across the social sciences. Sarah Pink suggests re-thinking the ethnographic process through reflexive attention to what she terms the 'sensoriality' of the experience, practice and knowledge of both researchers and those who participate in their research. The book provides an accessible discussion and analysis of the theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of doing sensory ethnography, drawing on examples and case studies from the growing literature on sensory ethnographic studies, and from the author's own work. Doing Sensory Ethnography is the first book to concentrate on outlining a sensory ethnographic methodology. It will be of great interest to researchers and students from all disciplines interested in enriching their ethnographic work through a focus on the senses.
This fully revised and expanded edition of Doing Research in the Real World introduces readers to all the essential aspects of the research process and will be an essential guide to any student on a research methods course. David Gray's clear and accessible introduction starts by setting out best approaches to the design of appropriate research tools, and leads the reader in to issues of data collection, analysis and writing up. Practically focused throughout, this book encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the many means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. Gray's book will help students with the full research process and covers: - How to select appropriate projects and research questions - How to decide on the most effective research design strategies - How to select and use appropriate data and literature sources - How to choose and implement methods of data collection - How to analyse and present data in a coherent and effective manner. This new edition provides five new chapters on: - Research Ethics - Searching, Reviewing and Using the Literature - Research Design using Qualitative Methods - Mixed Methods research designs, - Planning presentations and passing vivas. In addition a wide variety of case studies and activities and new practical 'Top Tips' for the discerning researcher have been incorporated. Written in a lively and accessible way Doing Research in the Real World can be used as a set text on an introductory methods course and can be used as an essential resource for students and researchers completing research projects across the Social Sciences, Education and Business Studies. The book will be accompanied by a companion website, featuring tutor's notes, powerpoint slides, downloadable additional readings and weblinks.
Muijs (education, U. of Southampton, Britain) offers a non-mathematical introduction to quantitative research methods in education, beginning with conceptual issues and designing quantitative research studies and progressing to data analysis using the propitiatory software package PASW Statistics/IBM SPSS. His topics include experimental and quasi-experimental research, univariate statistics, bivariate analysis comparing two groups, multivariate analysis using regression models to look at the relationship between several predictors and one dependent variable, and using analysis of variance to compare more than two groups. The first edition was published in 2004 and reprinted three times. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
This unique text provides a complete introduction to qualitative methods in psychology and will be ideal reading for anyone doing a course in qualitative psychology or planning a practical project using qualitative approaches. Forrester's book has been developed in tandem with its own dataset, collected specifically for the book which will be a unique resource for any students using the text. Using interview recordings (video and audio, available to readers on-line) alongside worked examples of different ways to analyze the same dataset, the handbook and the interview data together provide an invaluable resource for anybody interested in either learning or teaching qualitative methods in psychology.
Lecturers, click here to request an e-inspection copy of this text Written in a lively, accessible style, Doing Qualitative Research, 3rd Edition provides a step-by-step guide to all the questions students ask when beginning their first research project. Silverman demonstrates how to learn the craft of qualitative research by applying knowledge about different methods to actual data. He provides practical advice on key issues such as: defining 'originality' and narrowing down a topic; keeping a research diary and writing a research report;and presenting research to different audiences. Doing Qualitative Research, 3rd Edition, is substantially updated and revised. Among its new, attractive features are: - a problem-based format, making extensive use of statements and queries by recent research students - two new chapters on data-gathering and ethical issues in student research - material relevant for both Masters and PhD students - examples from many social science disciplines and from Asia, Africa, the United States and Europe - detailed discussion of different analytical models used in research - additional material on the treatment of visual data - an updated chapter on computer-aided qualitative data analysis - boxed tips and links to websites throughout the text - an expanded index and glossary - a companion website which includes further readings and exercises Each stage in the research process is grounded in worked examples based on the experiences of real students, with exercises designed both to test readers' knowledge and to encourage the development of practical skills. This hugely popular textbook is essential reading for anyone planning their own research project. David Silverman is Professor Emeritus, Sociology Department, Goldsmiths College and Visiting Professor, Management Department, Kings College, University of London.
Doing and Writing Action Research provides a clear, comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the practical aspects of carrying out action research. Written with practitioners involved in workplace-based professional development programmes, as well as those on research training courses, in mind, this book covers all the core issues, with guidance on how to: - present findings - produce a research report that can inform policy - demonstrate the quality of one's research - be critical and write theoretically The book contains many worked examples of action research projects, to help illustrate the guidance on producing successful written accounts. Doing and Writing Action Research is an essential text for anyone working with action research, providing vital guidance on how this type of work is assessed, enabling the reader to get the best results from their project work.
`A complete and well rounded approach to the subject' - Action Learning: Research and Practice `This book, like the first edition, is indispensable reading for students however; the second edition will also be ably support established academics who may be seeking an entry-point for action research in their own organizations' - Ontario Action Research Network Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization - Second Edition is an essential starting point for any student or researcher about to embark on an action research project in the fields of organization studies, health studies and education studies. David Coghlan and Teresa Brannick offer an easy-to-follow, hands-on guide to every aspect of conducting an action research project in your own organization. Doing Action Research in Your Own Organization is the perfect book for doctoral/Ph. D. , MA or MBA students seeking a research topic based around their own work experiences. Revised and updated throughout, the Second Edition contains: - No-nonsense guidance to the basics of doing action research projects - Detailed coverage of both theory and methods in action research - Up-to-date discussions of action learning and the role of the researcher - A focus on the politics and ethics of action research - Help for students and researchers in a wide range of different types of organization - Exercises and help with writing-up your research This book is essential reading for students and established academics alike seeking an entry-point to conducting research in their own organizations.
Hot on the heels of the 3rd edition of Andy Field's award-winning Discovering Statistics Using SPSS comes this brand new version for students using SAS®. Andy has teamed up with a co-author, Jeremy Miles, to adapt the book with all the most up-to-date commands and programming language from SAS® 9. 2. If you're using SAS®, this is the only book on statistics that you will need! The book provides a comprehensive collection of statistical methods, tests and procedures, covering everything you're likely to need to know for your course, all presented in Andy's accessible and humourous writing style. Suitable for those new to statistics as well as students on intermediate and more advanced courses, the book walks students through from basic to advanced level concepts, all the while reinforcing knowledge through the use of SAS®. A 'cast of characters' supports the learning process throughout the book, from providing tips on how to enter data in SAS® properly to testing knowledge covered in chapters interactively, and 'real world' and invented examples illustrate the concepts and make the techniques come alive. The book's companion website (see link above) provides students with a wide range of invented and real published research datasets. Lecturers can find multiple choice questions and PowerPoint slides for each chapter to support their teaching.
The collection will cover all the major fields of discourse studies: including, grammar, stylistics, conversation analysis, narrative analysis, argumentation, psychology of comprehension, ethnography of speaking, and media. It will include classic articles, work from the top scholars in the field, and reflect all the significant debates.
Goodley (Manchester Metropolitan U. ) offers an introductory textbook to disability studies with an interdisciplinary approach. Relying on theories of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, and education, he explores ways in which disabled people experience the world while analyzing disability studies as a discipline. Controversies and debate amongst scholars are discussed along with the connections disability studies has to feminist, queer, and black studies. Although written from a UK perspective, the subject matter has international relevance. Student learning features include thinking points, discussion questions, chapter endnotes and suggestions for further reading. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Facebook, blogs, texts, computer games, instant messages... The ways in which we make meanings and engage with each other are changing. Are you a student teacher trying to get to grips with these new digital technologies? Would you like to find ways to make use of them in your classroom? Digital technologies are an everyday part of life for students and Understanding Digital Literacies explores the ways in which they can be used in schools. Carrington and Robinson provide an insight into the research on digital technologies, stressing its relevance for schools, and suggest ways to develop new, more relevant pedagogies, particularly for social learning, literacy and literate practices. With a practical focus, the examples and issues explored in this book will help you to analyse your own practice and to carry out your own small-scale research projects. Explaining the theoretical issues and demonstrating their practical implementation, this topical book will be an essential resource to new student teachers on undergraduate and PGCE courses, and those returning to postgraduate study.
A new edition of this book is available `This is a handsome Second Edition of a book that has remained an invaluable and comprehensive guide for practising and trainee teachers since its publication in 1996. . . . I hope that all practitioners who love children, language and literature will add this book to their collections of well-used professional books' - Nursery World `This is a practical book and it will be very useful for teachers and Early Years practitioners seeking to review and update their practices in literacy teaching and learning. It will be especially useful to practitioners in England and Wales who have to implement The National Literacy Strategy and the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage' - Penny Munn, International Journal of Early Years Education Developing Language and Literacy 3 - 8: Second Edition is a comprehensive and practical introduction to teaching and learning English in the early years. The new edition has been fully updated to take account of the new requirements for teaching English in the early years including, the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, English in The National Curriculum and The National Literacy Strategy. It covers all aspects of language and literacy and draws on current thinking, research and classroom expertise in order to describe practice that is rooted in research. The book includes chapters on: - Speaking and Listening - Reading - Resources for Language and Literacy - Writing - Spelling, Handwriting and Punctuation - Bilingual Learners - Language, Literacy and Gender - Children with Difficulties - Involving Parents and Carers -Assessment - Planning Further reading and sources of information, including Websites, are given so that readers can explore aspects of English in more depth. It also includes a section on the role of the English post- holder. The book covers the English elements of the Curriculum for Initial Teacher Training, particularly those relating to pedagogical knowledge and teaching and assessment methods, and so should be of particular use and interest to trainee teachers following 3 - 8, 5 - 8 or 5 -11 courses.
'A systematic, coherent approach to developing critical reading and writing skills that are applicable to a range of different levels of analysis and types of reading and writing tasks. The authors are to be commended for the clarity of their writing and the way scaffolded advice and tasks are integrated into the text. The book could form the core text for a course on critical reading and writing and a useful reference tool for the academic recently entered upon writing for publication. ' - Educate Journal 'A very clear, accessible introduction that will be invaluable to postgraduate students trying to engage with reading and writing in a critical way' - R. M. Lee, Professor of Social Research Methods, Royal Holloway University of London This guide to critical reading and self-critical writing is a 'must-have' resource for postgraduate students and early-career academics. Packed with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, and incorporating exercises and worked examples drawn from the social sciences, the book offers step-by-step advice on how to: " read any text critically and analyse it in the depth appropriate to one's project " develop a self-critical approach to one's own academic writing " ask questions in order to evaluate authors' arguments " keep a review manageable by using focused review questions " structure a comparative review of multiple texts " build up a convincing argument " integrate critical literature reviews into a dissertation or thesis " make the transition from postgraduate to professional academic writer Essential reading for novice researchers, the book will also be invaluable for supervisors, methods course tutors, and academic mentors who teach and support the development of critical reading and self-critical writing skills.
Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to www. cityminds. com ________________________________________ `Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches... [An] ideal 'intro'... I would recommend these books because, 'in a nutshell', they work' - Therapy Today 'In a book aimed principally at those just embarking on counselling training Windy Dryden offers a down-to-earth introduction to the theory and practice of counselling which will serve to aid and inspire trainees' - Professor Brian Thorne, Co-founder, The Norwich Centre and Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia What is counselling and how does it work? Counselling in a Nutshell provides the answers to these questions and more, as part of a step-by-step guide to the counselling relationship and the therapeutic process. Focusing on the commonalities within the main theoretical approaches - psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive-behavioural - Windy Dryden describes a framework which underpins all counselling, irrespective of the approach being used. Key features of the framework include: o bonds between counsellor and client o goals and tasks of counselling o stages of the therapeutic process o core therapeutic conditions. Counselling in a Nutshell provides a concise introduction to core components of the therapeutic relationship and process and is suitable for counsellors of all orientations.
Counselling and Supporting Children and Young People is the ideal introduction to counselling and supporting children and young people. Taking a person-centered approach, Mark Prever offers readers a clear understanding of the theory and practice of working with children and young people in difficulty - whether in a therapeutic, school or social work setting. This practical text: specifically addresses both the counsellor and the 'helper', who may be unfamiliar with counselling jargon contains exercises, points for further thought and discussion, and boxed notes throughout, highlighting exactly how the theory applies to the child or young person discusses ethics, the current political agenda and evidence-based practice This book is a must-read for trainees and professionals working with children and young people in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy, education, mental health, nursing, youth work and social work.
`This book would be a valuable resource for trainee counsellors. It would also serve to enhance the work of experienced practitioners, particularly if they are more familiar with counselling adults or children and would like to build on this by developing their skills with adolescents' - BACP North London Magazine This practical book has been specifically designed for students and professionals working with emotionally disturbed adolescents. It introduces the specific issues associated with counselling adolescents, and describes how traditional counselling skills can be enhanced by the use of pro-active processes for more effective use with this client group. Kathryn and David Geldard describe the nature of adolescence; explore adolescents' counselling needs, giving an account of the pro-active approach to counselling they developed for use with this client group; and describe the use of widely accepted counselling skills which enable the adolescent to arrive at strategies for addressing specific issues. The final part of the book contains case studies.
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