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Career Counselling (Therapy in Practice)

by Linda Hill Estate Mr Robert Nathan

Praise for the First Edition: `For those of you who wonder if the counselling approach is of much use for career guidance, this book should be informative. The importance of working with insight into client feelings is exemplified by insights into the need to address and work through feelings so that blocks to career interest and good decision-making can be overcome... The book outlines basic counselling skills and more complex ones and many straightforward exercises; ways of generating career options; career drivers and satisfiers; decision-making exercises; and guidelines for investigating careers... This text has made me more aware of the importance of thinking in terms of counselling and group counselling in the work I do relating to careers' - Guidance Matters Career counselling is often mistakenly described as giving people advice on finding the best career path. This fully revised and updated second edition of Career Counselling explains what career counselling actually is, why people seek it, and indicates the many contexts where it is used. It describes in detail the skills, tools and techniques of career counselling, useful to both professional career counsellors and those for whom career counselling is just part of their work. This practical guide examines the issues typically brought to career counselling, and includes a completely new chapter on the role of career counselling within organisations. Other areas covered include: o the dilemmas of independent and in-house career counsellors o screening and contracting o ways of facilitating decision-making and managing `blocks' o self-management and continuing professional development. Career Counselling, Second Edition stresses the importance of adopting a `whole person' approach whilst maintaining a career focus. Illustrated throughout by case studies from the authors' experience, the book draws on approaches ranging from the humanistic work of Carl Rogers to solution-focused counselling. The book contains an invaluable resources section and includes a brand new appendix containing photocopiable exercises which practitioners and their clients can use in conjunction with their counselling sessions. Robert Nathan is Managing Director of Career Counselling Services, London.

Understanding Career Counselling: Theory, Research and Practice

by Jenny Kidd

`[This] is an exciting book, written in clear, accessible style. It's an informative guide for anyone wishing to explore career counselling as a topic and process' - Professional Manager 'This is an excellent book - practical yet scholarly. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand how to facilitate the career development of other people in formal or informal settings' - John Arnold, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Loughborough University 'At a time when the career counselling profession has been under some pressure in the UK, it is good to have an up-to-date text which cogently outlines the strong base of theory, research and practice upon which this professional activity is built. Jenny Kidd's lucid text will provide an invaluable resource for new entrants to career counselling and related fields, as well as for established practitioners' - Professor Tony Watts, Senior Fellow and Life President, National Institute for Careers Education and Counselling, Cambridge Understanding Career Counselling explores the theory, research and practice of career counselling from a British perspective and brings them together in one concise volume. The book addresses exactly what is meant by the term 'career' in the 21st century and the implications this has for those working with clients at different stages of their career. This book is unique in that it clearly relates career theories to career counselling, which is often an unclear area for trainees. Divided into two clear parts, the first provides a comprehensive account of theories of career development and career counselling and their implications for practice. Taking a critical approach, it also shows how research informs our understanding of the field. In the second part, career counselling skills, tools and techniques are described, including the use of assessment tools and the internet. The book also covers ethical issues and evaluation. Understanding Career Counselling is invaluable for students undergoing training in career guidance, career counselling, outplacement counselling or career coaching, but it will also be a use to students on occupational psychology and human resource management courses. In addition, experienced career practitioners wishing to find out more about recent developments within their profession. Jennifer Kidd is a Reader in Organizational Psychology and Course Director of the MSc Career Management and Counselling programme at Birkbeck, University of London

Working with Spoken Discourse

by Deborah Cameron

Working with Spoken Discourse provides a comprehensive account of the expanding multidisciplinary field of discourse analysis. Combining theory and practice it covers a wide range of material in a lively and accessible style. It discusses current approaches, concepts and debates in the field of spoken discourse and provides a grounding in the practical techniques of discourse analysis and how to apply them to real data. Working with Spoken Discourse is divided into three sections. The first section covers general issues - the definition of `discourse' and uses of discourse analysis, the second section covers a series of approaches to discourse analysis and the final section focuses on the applications of discourse analysis in social research and designing and writing up projects.

Bitterroot: The Life and Death of Meriwether Lewis

by Patricia Tyson Stroud

In America's early national period, Meriwether Lewis was a towering figure. Selected by Thomas Jefferson to lead the expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase, he was later rewarded by Jefferson with the governorship of the entire Louisiana Territory. Yet within three years, plagued by controversy over administrative expenses, Lewis found his reputation and career in tatters. En route to Washington to clear his name, he died mysteriously in a crude cabin on the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. Was he a suicide, felled by his own alcoholism and mental instability? Most historians have agreed. Patricia Tyson Stroud reads the evidence to posit another, even darker, ending for Lewis.Stroud uses Lewis's find, the bitterroot flower, with its nauseously pungent root, as a symbol for his reputation as a purported suicide. It was this reputation that Thomas Jefferson promulgated in the memoir he wrote prefacing the short account of Lewis's historic expedition published five years after his death. Without investigation of any kind, Jefferson, Lewis's mentor from boyhood, reiterated undocumented assertions of Lewis's serious depression and alcoholism.That Lewis was the courageous leader of the first expedition to explore the continent from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean has been overshadowed by presuppositions about the nature of his death. Stroud peels away the layers of misinformation and gossip that have obscured Lewis's rightful reputation. Through a retelling of his life, from his resourceful youth to the brilliance of his leadership and accomplishments as a man, Bitterroot shows that Jefferson's mystifying assertion about the death of his protégé is the long-held bitter root of the Meriwether Lewis story.

Raquel Dice (qualcosa di interamente inaspettato)

by Mois Benarroch Valentina Sciortino

Raquel Dice (qualcosa di interamente inaspettato). C'é qualcuno dietro di noi che ci dice che da qualche parte esiste un'altra persona nel mondo che vive una vita parallela alla nostra, che sente le stesse cose, che forse sta facendo le stesse cose in questo momento. Cosa accade, però, quando due linee parallele si incontrano? Succede l'impossibile e ciò che non dovrebbe accadere. Se l'anima gemella esiste e se abbiamo voglia di incontrarla, questo non vuol dire che l'incontro ci facilita la vita o ci dà soluzioni.

СЯНКАТА НА ХРЪТКАТА

by Claudio Ruggeri Rositsa Mareva

Тялото на една млада жена е намерено в гората, от първоначалните улики и доказателствата мотивът и името на убиеца изглеждат ясни на всички, с изключение на Комисар Винсент Джермано, който ще реши да проведе разследване.

The Twelve Caesars: Lives Of The Poets (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Suetonius J. C. Rolfe

One of antiquity's great historical resources, this chronicle by an ancient Roman scholar portrays the lives and reigns of Julius Caesar and his immediate successors. Suetonius, who served as private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, combines research from the imperial archives with firsthand accounts of the rulers' public and private lives. His dramatic narrative, delivered in a straightforward manner, abounds in tales of sex, violence, and betrayal.Written in A.D. 121, The Twelve Caesars spans the period from 49 B.C.E. to A.D. 96, one of the most important periods in antiquity. Suetonius's vivid characterizations portray the disastrous effects of absolute power: madness, obsessive fear of assassination, and a predilection for acts of sadism and sexual perversity. One of the few surviving sources of its era, this historical treasure is unsurpassed as a fount of anecdotes, observations, and detailed physical descriptions of Roman history.

The Cloud of Unknowing

by Clifton Wolters

A classic of Christian mysticism, this marvelous guide to the contemplative life originated with the reflections of an unknown 14th-century priest who believed that a "cloud of unknowing" separates people from God. This cloud, the writer maintained, cannot be penetrated by intellect but only by love.The Cloud of Unknowing offers an approach to contemplative life that finds holiness at a level deeper than physical experience and beyond language or image. The author advises placing all thought and mental imagery behind a metaphorical "cloud of forgetting" while seeking to love the divine. Hidden from the infinite consciousness by a "cloud of unknowing," divine love can be reached through monologistic prayer: a single-word prayer, like a mantra, that assists in abandoning all extraneous thought. Seekers can thus attain an inner silence, where they may "be still and know the sacred." The author's spiritual gifts, combined with humor and a straightforward approach, offer a view of divinity that never loses the common touch. Written in everyday language and edited by Clifton Wolters, a popular authority on mysticism, this venerable work can be understood and appreciated by any reader.

Flunking Democracy: Schools, Courts, and Civic Participation

by Michael A. Rebell

The 2016 presidential election campaign and its aftermath have underscored worrisome trends in the present state of our democracy: the extreme polarization of the electorate, the dismissal of people with opposing views, and the widespread acceptance and circulation of one-sided and factually erroneous information. Only a small proportion of those who are eligible actually vote, and a declining number of citizens actively participate in local community activities. In Flunking Democracy, Michael A. Rebell makes the case that this is not a recent problem, but rather that for generations now, America’s schools have systematically failed to prepare students to be capable citizens. Rebell analyzes the causes of this failure, provides a detailed analysis of what we know about how to prepare students for productive citizenship, and considers examples of best practices. Rebell further argues that this civic decline is also a legal failure—a gross violation of both federal and state constitutions that can only be addressed by the courts. Flunking Democracy concludes with specific recommendations for how the courts can and should address this deficiency, and is essential reading for anyone interested in education, the law, and democratic society.

The Passion Book: A Tibetan Guide to Love and Sex (Buddhism and Modernity)

by Thupten Jinpa Donald S. Lopez Jr. Gendun Chopel

The PassionBook is the most famous work of erotica in the vast literature of Tibetan Buddhism, written by the legendary scholar and poet Gendun Chopel (1903-1951). Soon after arriving in India in 1934, he discovered the Kama Sutra. Realizing that this genre of the erotic was unknown in Tibet, he set out to correct the situation. His sources were two: classical Sanskrit works and his own experiences with his lovers. Completed in 1939, his “treatise on passion” circulated in manuscript form in Tibet, scandalizing and arousing its readers. Gendun Chopel here condemns the hypocrisy of both society and church, portraying sexual pleasure as a force of nature and a human right for all. On page after page, we find the exuberance of someone discovering the joys of sex, made all the more intense because they had been forbidden to him for so long: he had taken the monastic vow of celibacy in his youth and had only recently renounced it. He describes in ecstatic and graphic detail the wonders he discovered. In these poems, written in beautiful Tibetan verse, we hear a voice with tints of irony, self-deprecating wit, and a love of women not merely as sources of male pleasure but as full partners in the play of passion.

Good to Talk?: Living and Working in a Communication Culture

by Deborah Cameron

It's good to talk is one of the great clich[ac]es of our time. The benefits of talk to individuals, families and organizations are proclaimed by pop psychologists, television talk show hosts, and management gurus. The importance of talk is talked about endlessly. `Good to Talk? is an attempt to look critically at what lies behind this upsurge of concern about talk in our workplaces, classrooms and private lives, and it places these developments in historical context and relates their forms to the broader economic and social changes associated with globalization. The book also poses questions about the social and political implications of talking about talking. Is `communication' the key to solving the problems of modern life? Are the lessons in talking that are offered to us now the ones we most urgently need to learn? Is it time to challenge the prevailing belief about what makes it good to talk?

Teaching, Learning and Study Skills: A Guide for Tutors (SAGE Study Skills Series)

by Tom Burns Sandra Sinfield

"This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading" Educate Journal, March 2008 This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as the tutors earlier book Essential Study Skills (SAGE 2012) which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students. The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional /staff development. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university.?

Bullying in Secondary Schools: What It Looks Like and How To Manage It

by Keith Sullivan Mr Mark Cleary Dr Ginny Sullivan

This book is a practical guide to dealing with bullying in secondary schools. The authors present what we know about bullying, describe development issues for adolescence and discuss the social context of the school. They analyze key features of healthy and unhealthy schools, and set out a whole school approach to bullying and other social problems that arise in the secondary school. The authors show that by empowering the bystanders through providing effective teacher support, much of the bullying can be stopped at an early age and a healthy and safe school can be created. Their suggestions are based on student-centred responses and on programmes developed specifically to deal with bullying. This book is written especially for secondary school teachers, administrators and students, and the families and caregivers of the students. It is also for those who train teachers, for counsellors and for educators at all levels.

Julia Jones - L’adolescence Livre 1 Effondrée

by Katrina Kahler Léa Plasse

Julia est devenue une adolescente comme les autres, mais connaît de grands chamboulements dans sa nouvelle vie, à cause de la mutation forcée de son père dans leur ancienne ville et le retour dans leur ancienne maison. Elle essaye de trouver du réconfort dans cette nouvelle situation en reconnectant avec son ancienne meilleure amie, Millie Spencer, et aussi avec l'amour de sa vie, Blake Jensen. Mais pourtant, en arrivant dans son ancienne vie, elle réalise que les circonstances ont énormément changé pendant son absence, et les jours qui suivent son arrivée vont être mouvementés. Elle essaiera de garder le contrôle, mais une suite d'évènements dramatiques la rendra impuissante devant cet engrenage désastreux. Julia va réaliser que ses choix concernant sa vie, ses amis, ses amours, des soirées trop arrosées et un comportement d'ado rebelle auront des conséquences directes et terribles sur sa situation. Pourquoi est-elle aussi malheureuse, et comment gérer les obstacles sur son chemin ? Ce livre, plein de rebondissements inattendus, vous plongera dans un suspense intense, et vous ne pourrez pas le lâcher avant de savoir la suite. Pour les fans de Julia Jones depuis ses débuts ou pour les nouveaux adeptes, ce livre ne vous décevra pas. Ne manquez pas les nouvelles aventures de Julia Jones, pleines d'amour, de drames, d'amitié et bien plus encore. Ce fabuleux livre pour adolescentes contient tous les éléments possibles pour séduire les filles de tous les âges.

Beleza Confusa

by K. L. Middleton Tatiane Areias Paulela

Sinclair Jeffries pensou que sabia no que estava se metendo quando seu amigo gay Jesse Eddington a convenceu a representar sua namorada na festa de aniversário de casamento dos pais dele em Huntington Beach. Isto é, até que ela conheceu Reed, o irmão super sexy de Jesser, e acabou ganhando muito mais do que esperava. Reed Eddington achava que seu destino estava selado, até que conheceu Sinclair, a "namorada" de seu irmão, mas a tensão sexual intensa entre eles é difícil de ignorar. Enquanto observa o esquema deles, ele se descobre querendo descobrir mais do que eles mostram em seu pequeno teatrinho.

La Nota Discordante

by Claudio Ruggeri Ana García García

Ralf Brandenburg, músico de fama internacional, es encontrado asesinado al lado de su amado piano. De la investigación se ocupará Vincent Germano, comisario de policía, el cual, para poder llegar a la verdad, no tendrá a disposición más que las palabras de quien en el pasado ha tenido la oportunidad de conocer al excéntrico y profundo artista de la noche. Para más información sobre el autor y sus libros visita: Blog: http://claudioruggeri.blogspot.it Página Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruggeri.Commissioner.Page O síguelo en Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RuggeriC83

The Disneyization of Society

by Alan Bryman

Alan Bryman has expanded on his internationally well-known work on Disney theme parks and Disneyization to create a fascinating and highly readable book. It should prove of interest to beginning students in a number of different courses and fields, as well as to scholars interested in culture and consumption. There is no question that the model created by Disney, and emulated in whole or in part by many organizations and in many settings, will continue to influence social structure and culture well into the future. This is an important book about a significant social process. And, it manages to be a fun read, as well ' - "George Ritzer, author of" McDonaldization and Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland Bryman's analysis of contemporay consumption is full of detail and provides a host of examples ranging from restaurants and hotels, to theme parks, zoos and sports stadia. Without doubt students will find it an accessible text, one that should allow them to think about consumption, familiar consumer products, settings and activities, sociologically'" - Barry Smart, Professor of Sociology, University of Portsmouth " Bryman's dissection of Disneyization is a timely and significant contribution to the growing literature on Disney. In fact, his excellent analysis of the extension of Disneyization throughout society explains why we should care about the Disney phenomenon at all. This is not only an important book for Disney scholars, but for any one interested in the future of modern society' - "Janet Wasko Professor of Communication Studies, University of Oregon " This is an agenda-setting new work in the sociology of culture and modern society. It argues that the contemporary world is increasingly converging towards the characteristics of the Disney theme parks. This process of convergence is revealed in: the growing influence of themed environments in settings like restaurants, shops, hotels, tourism and zoos; the growing trend towards social environments that are driven by combinations of forms of consumption: shopping, eating out, gambling, visiting the cinema, watching sports; the growth in cachet awarded to brands based on licensed merchandise; and the increased prominence of work that is a performance in which the employees have to display certain emotions and generally convey impressions as though working in a theatrical event. This insightful book demonstrates the importance of control and surveillance in consumer culture. Of interest to a wide variety of students studying in business, sociology, cultural studies, media studies and leisure studies courses this will also be of interest to anybody interested in understanding the intricacies of modern society.

Doing Your Dissertation in Business and Management: The Reality of Researching and Writing (SAGE Study Skills Series)

by Reva Berman Brown

This is a research book with a difference. It tells the truth about the research process. Each phase of a research project is addressed in the simultaneous order in which researchers often undertake them. Importantly, the book recognizes that writing up a research project is rarely organized in the form in which the dissertation is finally presented. Readers are given guidelines to help them assess the kind of researcher they are and the all important question of how to chose a research project is answered. The book is easy to read and covers: - An explanation of what lies behind the requirements that need to be met by a research proposal - What readers should expect from their supervisors and what the researched organisation might expect from readers - Support for the confused and anxious student This book will guide the student through a challenging time, giving quick and realistic support to enable a stress-free completion of their final dissertation and project write up.

Understanding Homicide

by Dr Fiona Brookman

"Lively and engaging, Understanding Homicide impressively fills an important gap in the current criminological literature... an authoritative and readable text on homicide." Keith Soothill, Lancaster University, UK Why do people kill? How is homicide investigated? What are the patterns and characteristics of UK homicide? How can it be prevented? Here is a comprehensive and challenging text unravelling the phenomenon of homicide. The author combines original analysis with a lucid overview of the key theories and debates in the study of homicide and violence. In introducing the broad spectrum of different features, aspects and forms of homicide, Brookman examines its patterns and trends, how it may be explained, its investigation and how it may be prevented. Areas covered include: · the killing of children · multiple homicide (including serial and mass murder, terrorism and corporate homicide) · domestic homicide · female killers · homicide amongst men The book is unique in its focus, coverage and style and bridges a major gap in criminological literature. Whilst focused in several respects upon the UK experience of homicide, the text necessarily draws upon and makes a significant contribution to international literature, research and debate. The text has been written in a style that will be accessible to a wide audience and assumes no prior knowledge. Features to aide the student include study tasks, review questions and annotated suggested further reading, including internet resources. Understanding Homicide is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, psychology,sociology and forensics. It will also be invaluable to academics, researchers and practitioners interested in the phenomenon of homicide and the broader issue of violence.

Brief Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Brief Therapies series)

by Stephen Palmer Berni Curwen Peter Ruddell

`[This] will be a useful resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy' - Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy This practical guide, based on the theory that emotional disorders are influenced by negatively biased thinking, describes how brief cognitive behaviour therapy can provide effective help to clients suffering from a wide range of disorders, including anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress, or those who are suicidal. Using illustrative case material throughout, the authors outline strategies for helping clients examine and overcome unhelpful beliefs and patterns of thought at the root of their distress. Following an explanation of brief therapy and the theory behind cognitive-behaviour therapy, they describe the process of working with clients through all stages of counselling.

I skyggen av en sporhund

by Claudio Ruggeri Grete Helene Moen

Kommisær Germano skal fly fra Italia til San Francisco neste morgen da det plutselig blir begått et drap. Det er kona til en innflytelsesrik entrepenør som er drept. Germano har bare natten på seg til å oppklare drapet, og det fins flere mistenkte. Tiden er knapp, og Germanos kone er alt annet enn glad for situasjonen som har oppstått. Vi følger Germano og hans medhjelpere gjennom natten mens de desperat forsøker å få grep om etterforskningen.

Un ménage per Natale

by Jan Springer Magali S.

La dottoressa Kelsie Madison non riesce a ricordare quando è stata l'ultima volta che ha fatto sesso senza complicazioni, e questo è il segnale che sta lavorando davvero troppo. È tempo di staccare la spina, al Key Club, concedendosi un gustoso regalo per Natale. Qualcosa che non ha mai sperimentato prima - un incandescente ménage à trois . Al dottor Ryder Greene del Pronto Soccorso e al suo coinquilino, il fisioterapista Dixon Flynn piace condividere le donne. Già da un po' hanno messo gli occhi sulla bella dottoressa Madison, ma lei è una maniaca del lavoro e non ha mai tempo per giocare. Quando vengono a sapere che parteciperà alla serata Ménage Santa Claus, fanno in modo di essere loro quelli che baceranno Kelsie sotto il vischio. E se i loro desideri saranno soddisfatti, Kelsie li porterà con sé a casa per Natale.

Horoskop

by Claudio Ruggeri Jolanta U. Grębowiec - Baffoni

Seria niewytłumaczalnych zabójstw szerzy się krwawą plamą na prowincjach Rzymu. Sprawa zostanie powierzona komisarzowi Vincentemu Germano, który pomimo trudności podejmie się rozwiązania niezwykłej zagadki.

Il Premio Nobel

by Mois Benarroch Silvia Gallico

Uno scrittore famoso e molto controverso scopre che un vecchio amico, che in gioventù apparteneva al suo stesso gruppo di scrittori della città di Irxal, è ricoverato in un ospedale psichiatrico. La sua malattia è bizzarra e sconosciuta ai dottori: ogni giorno assume le vesti di un personaggio dei libri che ha scritto. Queste trasformazioni diventano un'ossessione per il protagonista che ogni giorno si reca in visita all'amico a cui, in un finale sorprendente, verrà conferito il Premio Nobel. "La scrittura e la follia non sono mai troppo lontani, e alcuni fra i più grandi scrittori sono stati personaggi dal carattere difficile che agivano secondo una logica non troppo lineare." Javier Perez. Con questo libro, Mois Benarroch ci costringe ad immedesimarci con senso dell'umorismo, ironia e satira nei vaneggiamenti di uno scrittore che si è fatto ricoverare in un ospedale psichiatrico e di uno dei suoi amici, che tenta di decifrarne la follia. Il libro affronta anche i temi del desiderio di voler scrivere senza dover soddisfare i gusti del pubblico o le richieste delle case editrici e la gelosia fra scrittori che si mentono l'un l'altro sulle pubblicazioni, sui contratti e il numero di copie vendute. Benarroch si diverte raccontandoci storie di pazienti molto originali, alieni che vogliono fare sesso, mogli che credono che la letteratura non sia una professione ma un pretesto per sfuggire alla realtà, e vari personaggi, alcuni reali, alcuni fittizi, che recitano il loro ruolo e spariscono al momento opportuno. Il libro è una piacevole lettura ma è anche una denuncia, mascherata da un'ironia mordace, di una verità troppo dura per essere svelata in maniera diretta. Con questo libro, il poeta israeliano pluripremiato, ci presenta il suo primo romanzo in inglese. Le sue opere poetiche sono state pubblicate in varie antologie ma il grande pubblico deve ancora scoprire i suoi romanzi, alcuni dei quali

Organizational Research Methods: A Guide for Students and Researchers

by Lynne Millward Paul M Brewerton

`This text provides a timely and comprehensive introduction to major research methods in the Organizational sciences. It will be a boon to all students conducting their projects in this area, and may well become a standard reference for staff teaching research methods to undergraduate and postgraduate students of business studies or organizational behaviour' - Professor Neil Anderson, Goldsmiths College, University of London 'This reasonably priced text would provide an invaluable starting point for those considering undertaking research in organisational settings' - Paula Roberts, Nurse Researcher This book provides the reader with clear pointers for how to conduct organizational research appropriately, through planning and making informed and systematic research decisions, to understanding the ethical implications of applied organizational research, to implementing, reporting and presenting the findings to the highest possible standards. It provides an overview of a wide variety of research strategies, methods of data collection (both qualitative and quantitative) and analysis in a volume accessible to both an undergraduate, postgraduate and practitioner readership alike. Organizational Research Methods also represents a useful aid to the report writing task, indicating ways in which the project material can be most effectively organised for academic and feedback purposes, and by drawing upon real-life organizational contexts and examples to help the reader understand the core issues. Finally, the book offers a clear, manageable procedure for preparing a presentation to an academic or an organizational audience. Providing practical guidance on all elements of the research process, this book will be essential reading to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as researchers, in psychology, organizational studies and management disciplines.

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