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Doing Focus Groups (Qualitative Research Kit)

by Rosaline Barbour

Focus groups are an ever popular method for collecting qualitative data in the social sciences. Doing Focus Groups provides practical advice on planning and organizing successful groups. Rose Barbour discusses the advantages and limitations of using group discussion and demonstrates effective methods for collecting and analysing data.

Doing Focus Groups (Qualitative Research Kit #4)

by Professor Rosaline S. Barbour

Focus groups are a popular method for collecting qualitative data in the social sciences. Doing Focus Groups provides a concise, practical introduction to planning and organizing successful focus groups. Barbour discusses the advantages and limitations of using group discussion and demonstrates effective methods for collecting and analyzing data. This is a perfect how-to introduction to getting the most out of your focus group research.

Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-world Experience

by Rebecca F. Plante Lis M. Maurer

This cutting-edge reader demonstrates the multiple ways in which the universe of gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The selections focus on gender itself—how gender operates socioculturally, exists, functions, and is presented in micro and macro interactions. In order to avoid balkanization, the authors examine the various ways in which culture intersects with individuals to produce the range of presentations of self that we call “gender,” from people born male who become adult men to lesbian women to transmen, and everyone else on the diverse gender spectrum.

Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience

by Rebecca F. Plante,Lis M. Mau

This cutting-edge reader demonstrates the multiple ways in which the universe of gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The selections focus on gender itself?how gender operates socioculturally, exists, functions, and is presented in micro and macro interactions. In order to avoid balkanization, the authors examine the various ways in which culture intersects with individuals to produce the range of presentations of self that we call ?gender,? from people born male who become adult men to lesbian women to transmen, and everyone else on the diverse gender spectrum.

Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture: A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies

by Rosemarie Buikema Liedeke Plate Kathrin Thiele

Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture, 2nd edition is a comprehensive gender studies textbook with an international focus and relevance across a broad range of academic disciplines. Covering an array of topics, theories and approaches to gender studies, it introduces students to the study of gender through geographically diverse case studies on different historical and contemporary figures. The volume covers the established canon of gender studies, including questions of representation, standpoints and intersectionality. It addresses emerging areas including religion, technology and online feminist engagement, as well as complex contemporary phenomena such as globalization, neoliberalism and ‘fundamentalism’. Core figures ranging from Simone de Beauvoir to Gloria Anzaldua and from Florence Nightingale to Malala Yousafzai serve as prisms of gender-sensitive analysis for each chapter. This vibrant textbook is essential reading for anyone in need of an accessible yet sophisticated guide to gender studies today.

Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference

by William Macaskill

Most of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result, even our best intentions often lead to ineffective--and sometimes downright harmful--outcomes. How can we do better? While a researcher at Oxford, trying to figure out which career would allow him to have the greatest impact, William MacAskill confronted this problem head on. He discovered that much of the potential for change was being squandered by lack of information, bad data, and our own prejudice. As an antidote, he and his colleagues developed effective altruism, a practical, data-driven approach that allows each of us to make a tremendous difference regardless of our resources. Effective altruists believe that it's not enough to simply do good; we must do good better. At the core of this philosophy are five key questions that help guide our altruistic decisions: How many people benefit, and by how much? Is this the most effective thing I can do? Is this area neglected? What would have happened otherwise? What are the chances of success, and how good would success be? By applying these questions to real-life scenarios, MacAskill shows how many of our assumptions about doing good are misguided. For instance, he argues one can potentially save more lives by becoming a plastic surgeon rather than a heart surgeon; measuring overhead costs is an inaccurate gauge of a charity's effectiveness; and, it generally doesn't make sense for individuals to donate to disaster relief. MacAskill urges us to think differently, set aside biases, and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse. When we do this--when we apply the head and the heart to each of our altruistic endeavors--we find that each of us has the power to do an astonishing amount of good.From the Hardcover edition.

Doing Good Better: How to be an Effective Board Member of a Nonprofit Organization

by Edgar Stoesz

This trusted handbook for nonprofit board service is newly revised and includes new case studies and even more tips and ideas from the trenches of nonprofit board work. Doing Good Better is approachable wisdom. Edgar Stoesz has made Doing Good Better a guidebook for both board members of nonprofits, whether new to the task, or highly experienced. First, Stoesz identifies two failings common to many boards of nonprofit organizations that are often overlooked: 1. A board’s governance role is very different from the role of management. "Making this distinction requires a reorientation for most board member, because in their day jobs, they are managers or employees. ” 2. Boards often fail at two matters: a. ) preparation of their members, and b. ) regular evaluations of their own effectiveness and focus. In short, pointedly-written chapters, Stoesz covers: Helping Directors Understand Their Governance Role A Plan to Fulfill the Purpose Reporting Back to the Members Planning Effective Meetings Great Boards Have a Good Fight (occasionally) Working Your Way Through a Crisis Great Boards Celebrate Leaving Right Stoesz deftly interweaves background philosophy, vision, and razor-sharp specific ideas. "Discussion/Action Questions” conclude many of the chapters. In addition, Stoesz offers a "Board Evaluation Form,” a "Director’s Self-Evaluation Form,” and an outline for the "Executive Director Annual Review. ”

Doing Good By Doing Good

by Peter Baines

Bring the heart of your company into the community with effective CSRDoing Good by Doing Good shows companies how to improve the bottom line by implementing an engaging, authentic, and business-enhancing program that helps staff and business thrive. International CSR consultant Peter Baines draws upon lessons learnt from the challenges faced in his career as a police officer, forensic investigator, and founder of Hands Across the Water to describe the Australian CSR landscape, and the factors that make up a program that benefits everyone involved. Case studies illustrate the real effect of CSR on both business and society, with clear guidance toward maximizing involvement, engaging all employees, and improving the bottom line. The case studies draw out the companies that are focusing on creating shared value in meeting the challenges of society whilst at the same time bringing strong economic returns.Consumers are now expecting that big businesses with ever-increasing profits give back to the community from which those profits arise. At the same time, shareholders are demanding their share and are happy to see dividends soar. Getting this right is a balancing act, and Doing Good by Doing Good helps companies delineate a plan of action for getting it done. Readers will:Define an effective CSR strategy that promotes better business and makes a real impactUnderstand the current landscape to evaluate the CSR options that are right for your companyUnderstand why corporate philanthropy is no longer enoughIdentify the hard and soft key performance indicators that help keep your program on trackGain an understanding of the concept of shared value and the importance to businessGain insight into each step of the CSR process, from interest, to information, to implementationThe concept of CSR is not new, but traditional "payroll deductions" and "volunteer days" are out-dated and grossly ineffective. Today, companies are building simple, well-constructed programs that are changing business and changing lives on a much grander scale. Doing Good by Doing Good provides a fool proof strategy for CSR planning, with value to the company, employees, and community at large.

Doing Good Even Better: How To Be An Effective Board Member Of A Nonprofit Organization

by Edgar Stoesz

The trusted handbook for nonprofit board service is back-newly revised and updated! Doing Good Even Better is approachable wisdom, fresh from the recently retired chair of Habitat for Humanity International. Edgar Stoesz (Stãyce) has made Doing Good Even Better a guidebook.In short, pointedly-written chapters, Stoesz covers: Helping Directors Understand Their Governance Role A Plan to Fulfill the Purpose Reporting Back to the Members Planning Effective Meetings Great Boards Have a Good Fight (occasionally) Working Your Way Through a Crisis Great Boards Celebrate Leaving Right "Discussion/Action Questions" conclude many of the chapters. In addition, Stoesz offers a "Board Evaluation Form," a "Director's Self-Evaluation Form," and an Outline for the "Executive Director Annual Review."Doing Good Even Better is practical, ready-to-go material for board members who are stiffly new or wearily veteran. Author Edgar Stoesz writes crisply from his wise and seasoned board experience.

Doing Good Is Simple: Making a Difference Right Where You Are

by Jen Hatmaker Chris Marlow

What if you could become a powerful force for good in the world without moving overseas, burdening your overwhelmed family, or giving up the comforts of modern life? Chris Marlow, founder of the global advocacy organization Help One Now, once felt paralyzed in the face of global problems. They seemed too numerous, too complicated, too big—and after all, how much can one person really do? But a wake-up call in Zimbabwe and a closer study of Scripture soon showed Chris that maybe Christians are overcomplicating how to do act justly in a broken world. Maybe all God is calling us to do is set up a lemonade stand for a good cause. Doing Good is Simple is your practical guide to world change wherever you are. Through Chris’ own journey of an ordinary person seeking God’s good in the world, this book will: Empower you to make a difference where you areRedefine good according to God’s metrics of small, simple things with great loveBring global concepts down to earth for you to find your place in the area where God is calling youDisband the top myths we tell ourselves when it comes to world change and why we aren’t “enough”Free you from your first world guilt complex that drags you downProvide practical, accessible guidelines for getting started today

Doing Good With Other People's Money: The Essential Guide to Winning Grants and Contracts

by Richard Steiner

<P>The ultimate nonprofit handbook for winning contracts and grant awards.There’s only so much money to go around, and everybody wants it. So, how do you make sure your proposal stands out in the crowd? <P>Doing Good with Other People’s Money includes everything a fundraiser and grant writer needs to know, including: <br>• Insight into why some proposals succeed and others fail <br>• The important distinction between grants and contracts • Templates and questionnaires designed to help you achieve success <br>• How to establish and maintain key sponsor relationships <br>• The most current knowledge and complete grant-winning toolkit <br>• The skills to administer and comply with funded awards <P>Drawing on over forty years of experience working in government, corporations and academic institutions, Rick Steiner has created the ultimate nonprofit resource for winning contracts and grant awards. Whether you’re a small nonprofit startup or a multi-million dollar agency or institution, Doing Good with Other People’s Money is for any organization looking to obtain contracts and grant awards in a competitive environment.

Doing Grounded Theory (Qualitative Research Kit #9)

by Dr Uwe Flick

This short, easy to read introduction to grounded theory will help you to employ the method in your research project. Uwe Flick discusses each stage of the process of doing grounded theory research, including formulating a research question through analysis of data, theoretical sampling, sorting and saturation, data collection, coding and forming theories from data.

Doing Grounded Theory (Qualitative Research Kit #9)

by Dr Uwe Flick

This short, easy to read introduction to grounded theory will help you to employ the method in your research project. Uwe Flick discusses each stage of the process of doing grounded theory research, including formulating a research question through analysis of data, theoretical sampling, sorting and saturation, data collection, coding and forming theories from data.

Doing Hard Time (Stone Barrington #27)

by Stuart Woods

Nothing comes easy for Stone Barrington in this riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone. A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force--with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally...a gentleman of unique abilities, who can fly below the radar and above the law.From the high-stakes poker tables of Las Vegas to California's lush beachside resorts, the trail of disguise, subterfuge, and murder leads to a shocking conclusion.From the Paperback edition.

Doing Hard Time (A Stone Barrington Novel #No. 27)

by Stuart Woods

When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York. But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone. A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force—with lethal results. And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally: former CIA operative Teddy Fay—a gentleman of unique abilities who specializes in flying below the radar and above the law...

Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick

by Maya Dusenbery

Editor of the award-winning site Feministing.com, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with doctors and researchers, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today. In Doing Harm, Dusenbery explores the deep, systemic problems that underlie women’s experiences of feeling dismissed by the medical system. Women have been discharged from the emergency room mid-heart attack with a prescription for anti-anxiety meds, while others with autoimmune diseases have been labeled “chronic complainers” for years before being properly diagnosed. Women with endometriosis have been told they are just overreacting to “normal” menstrual cramps, while still others have “contested” illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia that, dogged by psychosomatic suspicions, have yet to be fully accepted as “real” diseases by the whole of the profession.An eye-opening read for patients and health care providers alike, Doing Harm shows how women suffer because the medical community knows relatively less about their diseases and bodies and too often doesn’t trust their reports of their symptoms. The research community has neglected conditions that disproportionately affect women and paid little attention to biological differences between the sexes in everything from drug metabolism to the disease factors—even the symptoms of a heart attack. Meanwhile, a long history of viewing women as especially prone to “hysteria” reverberates to the present day, leaving women battling against a stereotype that they’re hypochondriacs whose ailments are likely to be “all in their heads.” Offering a clear-eyed explanation of the root causes of this insidious and entrenched bias and laying out its sometimes catastrophic consequences, Doing Harm is a rallying wake-up call that will change the way we look at health care for women.

Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success

by Charles Lipson

Since its publication in 2004, Doing Honest Work in College has become an integral part of academic integrity and first-year experience programs across the country. This helpful guide explains the principles of academic integrity in a clear, straightforward way and shows students how to apply them in all academic situations—from paper writing and independent research to study groups and lab work. Teachers can use this book to open a discussion with their students about these difficult issues. Students will find a trusted resource for citation help whether they are studying comparative literature or computer science. Every major reference style is represented. Most important of all, many universities that adopt this book report a reduction in cheating and plagiarism on campus. For this second edition, Charles Lipson has updated hundreds of examples and included many new media sources. There is now a full chapter on how to take good notes and use them properly in papers and assignments. The extensive list of citation styles incorporates guidelines from the American Anthropological Association. The result is the definitive resource on academic integrity that students can use every day. “Georgetown’s entering class will discover that we actually have given them what we expect will be a very useful book, Doing Honest Work in College. It will be one of the first things students see on their residence hall desks when they move in, and we hope they will realize how important the topic is. ”—James J. O’Donnell, Provost, Georgetown University “A useful book to keep on your reference shelf. ”—Bonita L. Wilcox, English Leadership Quarterly

Doing Interview-Based Qualitative Research

by Jeanne Marecek Eva Magnusson Magnusson, Eva and Marecek, Jeanne

For many students, the experience of learning about and using qualitative methods can be bewildering. This book is an accessible step-by-step guide to conducting interview-based qualitative research projects. The authors discuss the 'hows' and 'whys' of qualitative research, showing readers the practices as well as the principles behind them. The book first describes how to formulate research questions suited to qualitative inquiry. It then discusses in detail how to select and invite research participants into a study and how to design and carry out good interviews. It next presents several ways to analyze interviews and provides readers with many worked examples of analyses. It also discusses how to synthesize findings and how to present them. Doing Interview-based Qualitative Research equips readers in disciplines such as psychology, sociology, education, counseling, nursing, and public health with the knowledge and skills necessary to embark on their own projects.

Doing Interviews (Qualitative Research Kit)

by Steinar Kvale

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

Doing It

by Melvin Burgess

I mean-I like girls. I get on well with them. And I like sex. Not that I've had all that much experience of it-not with another person being in the room at the same time, anyway. I just can't somehow put the two together. I can be getting on really well with a girl but as soon as I get an inkling that there might be a chance of anything happening, I just freeze up. It's scary. Everything you never wanted to know about sex and boys-but probably should Dino, Jonathan, and Ben have got some problems, mostly with Jackie, Deborah, and Alison. Dino's girlfriend Jackie, the most beautiful girl in school, drives him mad with lust, but won't go all the way and relieve Dino of his desperately unwanted virginity. Jonathan likes Deborah. She's smart and funny and she makes him feel very sexy, but she's kind of plump and his mates won't let him hear the end of it. Ben's been seduced by Alison, the pretty young drama teacher at school. And what seems like a dream come true is actually making him miserable. Award-winning author Melvin Burgess has written a daringly honest and often hilarious account of contemporary teenage life, and the ups and downs that surround "doing it. "

Doing It: Let's Talk About Sex

by Hannah Witton

SEXTING. VIRGINITY. CONSENT. THE BIG O... Sex-positive vlogger Hannah Witton covers it all.Nobody really has sex all figured out. So Hannah Witton wrote a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions, and revelations. Hannah talks about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you're ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you want (if you want).Doing It works as an introduction to sex as well as a guidebook for those who are already sexually active, with insight on topics such as healthy relationships, porn, contraception, sex shaming, and more. Approachable and empowering, this is a go-to resource for all things s-e-x.

Doing it

by Isadora Alman

We all have questions about sex that we still haven't found answers to. No matter how much girl-chat or guy-talk we engage in, there are some topics left untouched and questions left unanswered. Now, go behind the doors of bedrooms across the country and read the naked truth about sex and relationships that readers of nationally syndicated sex columnist Isadora Alman have shared over the years. Doing It draws from discussions on Alman's popular web site and from written responses to her column, offering thoughts, experiences, stories, and advice on all topics sexual. Organized by the natural progression of relationships and inclusive of all gender preferences, areas discussed include the singles scene, dating, intercourse, voyeurism, lubricants, libido, STDs, and creative sexual positions.

Doing It for Love

by Cassie Mae

Cassie Mae's charming, sexy new novel, perfect for fans of Emma Chase, puts a steamy twist on modern love as one bride-to-be tries to put the spark back in the bedroom--by any means necessary. Elizabeth Fanning's life looks pretty perfect, judging by the diamond ring on her finger. Her fiancé, Landon, is sweet, handsome, and hilarious. The trouble is, before they've even tied the knot, their sex life has gone from mind-blowing to "meh"--and Liz isn't ready to be part of an old married couple. After a cathartic call to her best friend, Liz comes up with a brilliant idea. She and Landon may never be able to re-create the magic of their first time, but how amazing would their wedding night be if everything below the neck was off-limits until then? Liz thinks it'll bring them closer together. Landon's convinced she'll cave first. So they raise the stakes: Whoever lasts longer gets to pick their honeymoon destination. With her heart set on the Bahamas and Landon fighting for snowbound Utah, Liz simply has to win. But pretty soon, her body is screaming for attention, and Landon's never seemed so far away. Has Liz's experiment backfired? Losing their little competition would be frustrating--but the one thing she can't afford to lose is him. Advance praise for Doing It for Love "Witty and unique, Doing It for Love will put the spice back into your bookshelf."--New York Times bestselling author Carey Heywood"Doing It for Love is absolutely one of the best books I've read all year. It's a truly feel-good romance that will make your heart squeeze a million times over."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne"Doing It for Love is fresh and fun, with the perfect blend of humor and sizzle. Cassie Mae made me fall in love!"--New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris"Clever, romantic, and entertaining . . . Cassie Mae is a natural storyteller."--USA Today bestselling author Tiffany King "This book is pure Cassie Mae--fun and sweet with a hint of sexy, and utterly refreshing."--Rebecca Yarros, author of Beyond What Is Given"Hilarious and steamy, Doing It for Love is the perfect romantic comedy. For everyone who has ever wondered what comes after an HEA, this is the book you want to read. If you're already in a relationship, Doing It for Love will make you smile and (double) squeeze your partner. If you're single, it will make you want to find that other half. I absolutely loved it!"--Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of Breaking a Legend "Sweet, heartfelt, and hilarious, Doing It for Love has all the makings of the perfect romance. Cassie Mae is a master at humor and love!"--Cecy Robson, author of Once Kissed"Romantic, hilarious, and smoking hot, Doing It for Love is a fantastic and fun read. You'll thoroughly enjoy seeing what happens after she says yes!"--Christi Barth, author of Risking It All Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title., author of Sanctuary Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Doing Jobs Together

by Tammy Jones Margie Burton Cathy French

This book is about how families work together to complete everyday chores. (Set of 6 with Teacher's Guide and Comprehension Question Card)

Doing Justice: Three Essays on Walter Benjamin (Critical South)

by Pablo Oyarzun

Pablo Oyarzun is one of the foremost Benjamin scholars in Latin America. His writings have shaped the reception of Benjamin’s work in Latin America and have been central to the effort to identify the tasks and responsibilities of the kind of critical theory that would interrupt social violence. In this book Oyarzun examines some of the key concepts in Benjamin’s work – including his concepts of translation, experience, history and storytelling – and relates them to his own systematic reflection on the nature and implications of ‘doing justice’. What is meant by the words ‘justice was done’? The passive voice is important here. On the one hand, justice does nothing: it is not an agent, it can only prevail or fail, and if it fails, it does so without limit. On the other hand, the passive voice alludes to the agents of an action while covering them up; the allusion is the masking of the identity and traces of the person who accomplishes the action. And this cover-up can be dangerous: it can cover-up the executioners, who are subjects that everyone can confirm anonymously, without their being recognized and without their wanting to be recognized. Justice, argues Oyarzun, can only be done in the active effort to do justice – or, as Benjamin would say, in the striving to turn the world into the highest good. This book by one of Chile’s most distinguished philosophers will be of value to anyone interested in Benjamin’s work and in the development of critical theory in Latin America.

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