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Researching Interpersonal Relationships: Qualitative Methods, Studies, and Analysis

by Dr Adrianne Kunkel Jimmie D. Manning

Researching Interpersonal Relationships: Qualitative Methods, Studies, and Analysis, by Jimmie Manning and Adrianne Kunkel, explores and demonstrates methodological tools and theories used to guide relationships research, especially studies of interpersonal communication. Featuring chapters illustrated by research studies conducted by leading communication scholars, this book introduces both classic and cutting-edge methodological approaches to qualitative inquiry and analysis. Each chapter highlights a particular method, context, and analytical tool. Through the methodological and analytical overviews, illustrative research studies, and post-study interviews with the researchers, readers can better understand how qualitative research approaches can expand and solidify understandings of personal relationships.

Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions

by Lior Gideon

Effective treatment and preparation for successful reintegration can be better achieved if the needs and risks of incarcerated offenders are taken into consideration by correctional practitioners and scholars. Special Needs Offenders in Correctional Institutions offers a unique opportunity to examine the different populations behind bars (e.g. chronically and mentally ill, homosexual, illegal immigrants, veterans, radicalized inmates, etc.), as well as their needs and the corresponding impediments for rehabilitation and reintegration. Author Lior Gideon takes a rehabilitative and reiterative approach to discuss and differentiate between the needs of these various categories of inmates, and provides in depth discussions-not available in other correctional texts-about the specific needs, risks and policy recommendations when working with present-day special needs offenders. Each chapter is followed by suggested readings and relevant websites that will enable readers to further enhance understanding of the issues and potential solutions discussed in the chapter. Further, each chapter has discussion questions specifically designed to promote class discussions. The text concludes with a theoretical framework for future policy implications and practices.

Statistics: A Gentle Introduction (3rd Edition)

by Frederick L. Coolidge

With Statistics: A Gentle Introduction, Third Edition, an introductory stats class needn't be difficult or dull! Frederick L. Coolidge specifically designed his text to curtail students' anxieties and minimize unnecessary formulas, while providing a comprehensive review of basic statistical designs and analyses. A wealth of additional real-world examples have been included to give a sense of how the science of statistics works, solves problems, and helps us make informed choices about the world we live in. The author minimizes the use of formulas, but provides a step-by-step approach to their solution, and includes a glossary of key terms, symbols, and definitions at the end of each chapter. Every chapter also includes a short story about historical and contemporary statisticians who figured prominently in the evolution of the discipline of statistics. New to the Third Edition is the thorough incorporation of SPSS throughout, more visual material and figures, and an enhanced treatment of effect sizes, and more detailed explanation of statistical concepts.

Essentials of Utilization-Focused Evaluation

by Michael Quinn Patton

Based on Michael Quinn Patton's best-selling Utilization-Focused Evaluation, this briefer book provides an overall framework and essential checklist steps for designing and conducting evaluations that actually get used. The new material and innovative graphics present the utilization-focused evaluation process as a complex adaptive system, incorporating current understandings about systems thinking and complexity concepts. The book integrates theory and practice, is based on both research and professional experience, and offers new case examples and cartoons with Patton's signature humor.

Handbook of Stress, Coping, and Health: Implications for Nursing Research, Theory, and Practice (2nd Edition)

by Virginia H. Rice

This unique and comprehensive handbook examines the various models of stress, coping, and health and their relevance for nursing and related health fields. Building on the first edition that has been highly-praised for its analysis and critique of existing models and its discussion of new research surrounding self-regulation and stress, this Second Edition continues to provide a critical analysis of the field while providing up to date cutting-edge research. Under the expert editorship of Dr. Virginia Hill Rice, experienced scholars and practitioners present a broad range of issues and research that relate to stress and health, such as response-oriented stress; stimulus-oriented stress; and transactional stress, coping, and health in children, adolescents, attitudes, and much, much more.

The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership: Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice (2nd Edition)

by Fenwick W. English

This fully updated Second Edition offers an unflinching and comprehensive overview of the full range of both practical and theoretical issues facing educational leadership today. Editor Fenwick W. English and 30 renowned authors boldly address the most fundamental and contested issues in the field, including culturally relevant and distributed leadership; critical policy and practice issues predicting the new century's conflict; the paradox of changes; and the promises, paradoxes, and pitfalls of standards for educational leaders.

Experimental Design: Procedures for the Behavioral Sciences (4th Edition)

by Roger E. Kirk

Experimental Design: Procedures for Behavioral Sciences, Fourth Edition is a classic text with a reputuation for accessibility and readability. It has been revised and updated to make learning design concepts even easier. Roger E. Kirk shows how three simple experimental designs can be combined to form a variety of complex designs. He provides diagrams illustrating how subjects are assigned to treatments and treatment combinations. New terms are emphasized in boldface type, there are summaries of the advantages and disadvantages of each design, and real-life examples show how the designs are used.

Pricing Strategies: A Marketing Approach

by Professor Robert M. Schindler

Written by a leading pricing researcher, Pricing Strategies makes this essential aspect of business accessible through a simple unified system for the setting and management of prices. Robert M. Schindler demystifies the math necessary for making effective pricing decisions. His intuitive approach to understanding basic pricing concepts presents mathematical techniques as simply more detailed specifications of these concepts.

Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning: Strategies and Techniques (4th Edition)

by Dr Susan S. Sullivan Jeffrey G. Glanz

Secrets to supervising for instructional improvement! More than ever, effective supervision is vital to instructional improvement and this new edition of a bestseller pinpoints the process and techniques that matter most. Featuring 42 qualitative and quantitative observation tools, this new edition includes: New observation tools centered on diversity; New case studies on alternative approaches to supervision; A new chapter on creating transformational change; More on technology topics such as blogs and online courses; New scenarios highlighting English Language Learners and exceptional students; Emphasis on empowering teachers to reflect and improve upon instruction.

Flash Programming for the Social & Behavioral Sciences: A Simple Guide to Sophisticated Online Surveys and Experiments

by Professor Yana Weinstein

Adobe Flash is one of the most popular languages for animated web content, and recently social and behavioral scientists have started to take advantage of it to collect data online. Flash Programming for the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Simple Guide to Sophisticated Online Surveys and Experiments is a unique, step-by-step guide to using Adobe Flash to develop experiments and other research tools. Each chapter presents a set of techniques required for one aspect of programming an experiment, with students following instructions in italics and working through the code included in the text. Most chapters end with an exercise to put the newly learned techniques into practice.

International Case Studies in Mental Health

by Dr Chalmer E. Thompson Senel Poyrazli

Senel Poyrazli's and Chalmer Thompson's International Case Studies in Mental Health presents a variety of global cases from both developed and developing countries, detailing descriptions of the people who are seeking help to eliminate their distress and of the exceptional practitioners who provide the help. In most of the cases, the practitioner is someone who shares a similar heritage with her or his help-seeker, and who is influenced at least partly by Western psychotherapy traditions. Each chapter also is a showcase of how scholars pair up with mental health practitioners to create a work that weaves together contextual and individual qualities to inform an understanding of the help-seeker and the intervention. This book aims to help prepare both mental health trainees and practicing professionals to be effective in the provision of healing in their work with people in different regions of the world. Consequently, the authors hope to offer practitioners a glimpse of what can be achieved in these regions by people whose reputations within the respective communities are strong.

Media Effects

by W. James Potter

Media Effects provides students with an in-depth understanding of how the media are constantly influencing individuals and society. W. James Potter guides readers through the extensive body of research on the effects of the mass media by organizing the book around two Media Effects Templates. The first template helps organize thinking about media influences on individuals, and the second focuses on media influences on larger social structures and institutions. Throughout the book, Potter encourages students to analyze their own experiences tby searching for evidence of these effects in their own lives, making the content meaningful.

Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change: A Guide for Responsible Living: The Participant's Workbook (2nd Edition)

by Dr Kenneth W. Wanberg Harvey B. Milkman

Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change: A Guide for Responsible Living - The Participant’s Workbook, Second Edition provides a written and richly illustrated format through which clients can better understand and reflect on each of 32 (approxi­mately 90 to 120 minutes in length) youth-focused CBT treatment sessions. Pathways to Self-Discovery and Change supplies clients with a visual and written record of all treatment objectives, content information, modeling and role-plays, discus­sion points, interactive exercises, and reflective assign­ments and a place to record their ideas, insights, short- and long-term goals, and progress during the entire treatment episode. The Participant’s Workbook is geared to a broad range of reading and conceptual abilities. Using comic strip illustrations and gripping stories (presented through the narrative voice of teen­agers who experience a variety of problems with sub­stance abuse, criminal conduct, and mental health issues), clients are engaged in active discussion about the situations, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that have become embroidered in their patterns of sub­stance abuse and criminal conduct.

The Mysterious Message (Geronimo Stilton Micekings #5)

by Geronimo Stilton

The micekings have received a mysterious message in a bottle! Unfortunately, most of it has been damaged by water -- but Geronimo can tell it's from the Oofa Oofas, the laziest rodents in the ancient far north. The micekings set sail to Oofadale, in case the Oofa Oofas are in trouble. But on their way, the dragons attack! Fjords and fiddlesticks, what an adventure!

Love & Kindness: Bible Stories (My First Read and Learn)

by American Bible Society Amy Parker Walter Carzon

Highlighting timeless love and kindness stories and verses from the Bible, My First Read and Learn Love & Kindness Bible Stories is the ideal storybook for parents and children to enjoy together as they deepen their faith. Featuring passages that highlight key love and kindness virtues from both the Old and New Testaments and simply written and colorfully illustrated throughout, this is a perfect introduction to the heart of the Bible that little readers and their caregivers will cherish. A loving new addition to the bestselling My First Read and Learn Bible line with more than 3.4 million copies in print!

My Autosaurus Will Win! (Geronimo Stilton Cavemice #10)

by Geronimo Stilton

<P>For cavemouse Geronimo Stiltonoot, life is one prehistoric problem after another! <P>It's the start of an exciting cavemice contest: a race to Boulder Bay and back! It's a dangerous route, but it will supply the village cheese maker with rare hot lava peppers, and there's a big cash prize. Trap teams up with Geronimo -- who has a lazy, slow, city autosaurus (the cavemice mode of transportation). Can they reach the finish line without going extinct on the way?

Mouse Overboard! (Geronimo Stilton #62)

by Geronimo Stilton

My family and I, Geronimo Stilton, were invited to Lisbon, Portugal, to retrace the journey of the great explorer Vasco da Gama. He was the first European to reach India by sea -- and was apparently an ancestor of the Stiltons! But once we got on the boat, I learned that someone was trying to sabotage the voyage. Could I figure out who?

Disney/Pixar The Good Dinosaur Fun Book

by Disney Pixar

Bursting with fun! Enter the fantastic world of The Good Dinosaur and experience a world where dinosaurs never went extinct! <P><P>Join Apatosaurus Arlo and his unlikely human friend Spot as they embark on an adventure 65 million years in the making! Comprising scenes from the hit movie The Good Dinosaur and original comic stories, this book is a must-have for comics, animation and Disney/Pixar fans. <P>The Good Dinosaur Fun Book is dinosaur-sized fun for the entire family!

Disney Phineas and Ferb Colossal Comics Collection

by Disney

Phineas and Ferb want to get the most out of their summer by making every day outrageously fun, but these two best buds aren't content with going to the beach or camping out. <P><P>Whether they're building a time machine, a backyard roller coaster, or the world's largest drop of water, Danville—and the whole Tri-State Area—will never be boring again! <P>Unless, of course, scheming big sister Candace manages to expose their antics and shut everything down, or worse, if the evil Professor Doofenshmirtz succeeds in taking over the world! To keep things rolling, Phineas and Ferb are going to need the help of their pet platypus Perry, who moonlights as a secret agent protecting the city and stopping Doofenshmirtz in his tracks.<P>Hang out with Phineas & Ferb on the coolest summer break EVER in this colossal 300-page comics collection!

Cuando estábamos vivos

by Mercedes De Vega

Una excepcional novela sobre el amor y el destino, la memoria y los secretos de familia, ambientada en el Madrid de los años treinta. En los albores de la Segunda República, Lucía Oriol es una joven esposa aristócrata en una sociedad en plena transformación, cuya vida da un vuelco al conocer a Francisco Anglada, viudo empresario de origen judío, que compra una residencia a la familia Oriol en la calle Pintor Rosales. Lo que comienza como una tórrida aventura amorosa, se enreda cuando aparece Jimena, la conflictiva hija de Francisco. La relación entre Jimena y Lucía, la doble vida de ésta y el pasado oculto de los Anglada destaparán un torbellino de celos, venganza y traición de los que nadie saldrá indemne. El amor de Lucía Oriol por un hombre atrapado en el laberinto del pasado y la necesidad de contar la verdad y de hacer justicia alimentan este retrato de dos linajes, inspirado en hechos reales, en un Madrid convulsionado al borde de la Guerra Civil. Con la riqueza de una sobresaliente prosista, Mercedes de Vega bucea en nuestra historia más personal para mostrar que en todas las familias se esconden secretos que pueden resultar letales. Cuando estábamos vivos no es solo la historia de una mujer que debe elegir entre la razón y el corazón, también es el fresco de una época y de una ciudad que marcarán los destinos de sus protagonistas. La opinión de la crítica:«Un relato extenso e intenso emocionalmente, además de interesante desde el punto de vista sociológico e histórico.»El Confidencial

Disney Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Running of the Roadsters Cinestory Comic

by Mark Drop

The racers are in Madrid for the annual road rally, the Running of the Roadsters, and it's going to be a bumpy ride!<P><P>There's a disaster on the track, and Daisy Duck's and Minnie Mouse's roadsters are ruined. With no other cars left for them to use, the girls have to choose between driving the Happy Helpers van or having to sit out of the race. Deciding that they can win no matter what they drive, they make a bet with Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse—whoever loses has to clean all the roadsters at the garage. <P>Join Mickey and the gang in this graphic novel–style retelling of the exciting Disney Junior show, Disney Mickey and the Roadster Racers.

Disney Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital: Lambie and the McStuffins Babies Cinestory Comic

by Chelsea Beyl

Lambie, Stuffy, Hallie, and Chilly tag along with Doc on a mission to help Stuart the Stork.<P><P>Everything is going great until Lambie and the toys get turned into baby toys! But Lambie won't let anything stop her from safely delivering the baby dolls. With lots of love and help from her friends, Lambie proves that anything is possible!<P> Share in the caring with this graphic novel–style retelling of the hit Disney Junior show Disney Doc McStuffins.

Anatomía de una trampa

by Fernando Berguido

Una historia verídica de codicia y afán por el poder, con pasajes que parecen tomados de la mejor ficción. En 2009, Ricardo Martinelli fue elegido presidente de Panamá. Su primer viaje oficial fue a Italia porque quería conocer a un personaje que admiraba: Silvio Berlusconi. Ambos eran empresarios multimillonarios, convertidos en políticos, mesiánicos y narcisistas que, una vez en el poder, siguieron haciendo negocios. Ganaron con base a plataformas antisistemas, atacando a los políticos tradicionales en un neopopulismo encabezado por personajes espontáneos y coloridos, en los que prevalecía la improvisación, los eslóganes, la superficialidad y vidas personales rodeadas de excesos. El encuentro terminó con la firma de contratos millonarios por los que salió a la luz la existencia de unas extrañas comisiones cuyo destino se descubre en esta historia. El libro narra la historia desde el primer encuentro entre ambos mandatarios, el rol de los distintos personajes, viajes clandestinos, grabaciones de llamadas, amenazas a periodistas, difusión de falsas noticias, hasta el proceso de investigación llevado a cabo tanto por periodistas de ambos países como por un par de fiscales italianos quienes, con sus pesquisas, sorprendieron a los tramposos. Fernando Berguido estuvo involucrado en las primeras investigaciones periodísticas que denunciaron los contratos, siguió la saga que duró más de cinco años y terminó siendo embajador de Panamá en Italia, teniendo a su cargo las negociaciones que finalizaron con la anulación de los contratos y la devolución de los sobreprecios. El autor no repara en mencionar con nombres y apellidos a personajes de la vida política panameña, muchos de ellos aún en puestos importantes de la administración. Otros siguen prófugos.

Green Catalysis: Biocatalysis (Vol. 3)

by Paul T. Anastas Robert H. Crabtree

The shift towards being as environmentally-friendly as possible has resulted in the need for this important volume on the topic of biocatalysis. Edited by the father and pioneer of Green Chemistry, Professor Paul Anastas, and by the renowned chemist, Professor Robert Crabtree, this volume covers many different aspects, from industrial applications to the latest research straight from the laboratory. It explains the fundamentals and makes use of everyday examples to elucidate this vitally important field. An essential collection for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of the world of green chemistry, as well as for chemists, environmental agencies and chemical engineers. The Handbook of Green Chemistry comprises of 9 volumes in total, split into 3 subject-specific sets. The three sets are available individually. All 9 volumes are available individually, too. Set I: Green Catalysis - Volume 1: Homogeneous Catalysis - Volume 2: Heterogeneous Catalysis - Volume 3: Biocatalysis Set II: Green Solvents - Volume 4: Supercritical Solvents - Volume 5: Reactions in Water - Volume 6: Ionic Liquids Set III: Green Processes - Volume 7: Green Synthesis - Volume 8: Green Nanoscience - Volume 9: Designing Safer Chemicals The Handbook of Green Chemistry is also available as Online Edition. Podcasts Listen to two podcasts in which Professor Paul Anastas and Journals Editor Paul Trevorrow discuss the origin and expansion of Green Chemistry and give an overview of The Handbook of Green Chemistry.

Global Vegetation Dynamics: Concepts and Applications in the MC1 Model

by David Turner Dominique Bachelet

Global Vegetation Dynamics: Concepts and Applications in MC1 model describes the creation in the mid 1990s, architecture, uses, and limitations of the MC1 dynamic global vegetation model (DGVM) that is being used by an increasing number of research groups around the world. The scientific foundation of most models is often poorly documented and difficult to access, and a centralized source of information for MC1, including the complete list of over eighty papers and reports with MC1 results will be useful to scientists and users who want to better understand the model and the output it generates. Global Vegetation Dynamics: Concepts and Applications in MC1 model will be a valuable resource for students and researchers in the fields of climate change science, conservation science, biogeochemistry and ecology, as well as for land managers looking for a better understanding of the projections of climate change impacts and of the tools that have been developed to produce them.he fire model, which was the first of its kind among dynamic global vegetation models; a brief history of the model creation; summaries of model results at the continental (North America), regional (Pacific Northwest), and local (Wind Cave NP and Sierra Nevada) scales; a description of its use to transform a state and transition model into its climate-smart version to help managers prepare for climate change challenges; and the description of an on-line tool ( that provides snapshots as well as animated time series of its results. Finally, a complete bibliography (as of spring 2015) lists over 80 publications that include MC1 results. Global Vegetation Dynamics: Concepts and Applications in the MC1 model will be a valuable resource for students and researchers in the fields of climate change science, conservation science, and biogeochemistry and ecology, as well as for land managers looking for a better understanding of the projections of climate change impacts and of the tools that have been developed to produce them.

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