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Classic Grounded Theory: Applications With Qualitative and Quanti...
by , Isabelle Walsh

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 19, 2016

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<strong>Classic Grounded Theory: Applications With Qualitative and Quantitative Data</strong> provides practical “how to” guidance for doing grounded theory (GT) using the classic approach articulated by Barney Glaser. Authors Judith A. Holton and Isabelle Walsh emphasize the philosophical flexibility of classic GT as a “full package” approach that can be applied to any study and any type of data where the goal is to discover and generate a conceptually integrated theory. Drawing on the experiences of novice researchers who have participated in GT troubleshooting seminars, the book provides step-by-step guidance on undertaking a research study that stays true to the classic GT practice paradigm.  
An Applied Guide to Research Designs: Quantitative, Qualitative, ...
by , Thomas (Tom) D. Kennedy

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English

Pages

392

Publication Date

May 03, 2016

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The <strong>Second Edition</strong> of <strong>An Applied Guide to Research Designs</strong> offers researchers in the social and behavioral sciences guidance for selecting the most appropriate research design to apply in their study. Using consistent terminology, authors W. Alex Edmonds and Thomas D. Kennedy visually present a range of research designs used in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to help readers conceptualize, construct, test, and problem solve in their investigation. The<strong> Second Edition </strong>features revamped and expanded coverage of research designs, new real-world examples and references, a new chapter on action research, and updated ancillaries.
An Introduction to Qualitative Research: Learning in the Field
by , Sharon F Rallis

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English

Pages

344

Publication Date

April 26, 2016

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The updated <strong>Fourth Edition</strong> of Gretchen B. Rossman and Sharon F. Rallis’s popular introductory text leads the new researcher into the field by explaining the core concepts through theory, research, and applied examples. Woven into the chapters are three themes that are the heart of the book: first, research is about learning; second, research can and should be useful; and finally, a researcher should practice the highest ethical standards to ensure that a study is trustworthy. The<strong> Fourth Edition</strong> includes an elaborate discussion of systematic inquiry as well as a nuanced discussion of developing a conceptual framework. 
I Want To Be A P.R.I.N.C.I.P.A.L.: Nine Steps That Will Take You...
by Joyce Montalbano

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English

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Publication Date

June 24, 2017

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Do you love teaching, but want a broader leadership role?<br /><br />Are you a dedicated teacher who wants more? Do you yearn to expand your career? If you are thinking about the dreams you once had of becoming a school administrator and returning to school to earn your doctorate, you may want to look at the entire process that will get you there. After 20+ years of classroom teaching, Joyce decided to “climb that ladder.” From resumé to interviews, from classroom to front office, her book gives you a clear picture of how to navigate each rung on that sometimes shaky, always exhilarating ladder. <br /><br />•Get practical answers to some real life questions about this change<br />•Gain a clear understanding of the path to Principal <br />•Become familiar with the critical steps in a Doctoral program<br />•Gain knowledge about the “people skills” that are necessary<br />•Recognize the strengths you already possess<br />•Understand the changes involved when you switch roles from teacher to administrator<br /><br />If you are thinking about returning to school, and want a credible source of information about how to move from classroom to front office, from Teacher to principal, this book is for you. Don’t wait any longer! Join me on this journey and ignite the spark within you!<br /><br />
Teoría de la Educación (Psicología) (Spanish Edition)
by , Clara Romero Pérez

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Spanish

Pages

248

Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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Teorizar y transformar la práctica denotan, entre otros, gestos profesionales del actuar competente en la labor educativa. Con esta filosofía profesionalizadora como telón de fondo, el propósito de este libro es ofrecer claves conceptuales, tanto a educadores en activo como a aquellos que se inician en el oficio, que les permitan abordar una práctica educativa avanzada. Dicha práctica habrá de estar sustentada en criterios científicos, profesionales y éticos y se caracterizará por integrar actuaciones vinculadas a la gestión del conocimiento a través de la innovación, la investigación educativa y el trabajo en equipo. <br />El criterio profesional se apoya necesariamente en el conocimiento científico y en la actualización de dicho conocimiento a lo largo del ejercicio de la profesión. Asimismo, se nutre de habilidades y destrezas que habrán de entrenarse, tanto en la formación inicial como a lo largo del desarrollo profesional. Por último, requiere de un saber actuar de acuerdo con las reglas, procedimientos de trabajo y valores que identifican las actuaciones propias de la profesión educativa. Sobre esta tríada de saberes: saber, saber hacer y saber actuar, se organiza la competencia profesional en educación. <br />El contenido de este libro ofrece reflexiones y orientaciones claves que contribuyen a capacitar para un actuar formativo cualificado orientado a la calidad y la equidad de los procesos educativos que se lleven a cabo. <br />Bajo el título Teoría de la Educación: capacitar para la práctica, la teoría deja de ser en sí misma un saber sistemático formulado en tercera persona, ajeno a los contextos particulares donde se desarrollan las actuaciones educativas de los profesionales, para convertirse en un recurso a movilizar que invita al educador, docente y no docente, a reflexionar, reformular y optimizar la propia práctica. Una teoría, en suma, que habrá de ser reconstruida por los propios profesionales y contrastada en los contextos habituales de práctica.
Community-Based Qualitative Research: Approaches for Education an...
by Laura Ruth Johnson

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

March 18, 2016

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<strong>Community-Based Qualitative Research: Approaches for Education and the Social Sciences</strong> by Laura Ruth Johnson is a practical text that integrates theoretical perspectives with guidelines for designing and implementing community-based qualitative research projects. Coverage of participatory research designs and approaches is complemented by chapters on specific aspects of this research process, such as developing relationships and sharing findings to strengthen programs. Included are useful handouts and templates for applying to the reader’s own projects, and end-of-chapter questions for self-reflection and class discussion. Readers will find the book’s engaging case studies, interdisciplinary real-life examples, and insights from project participants as a helpful foundation for future work in the field.
Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes...
by Richard Harris

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English

Pages

279

Publication Date

April 04, 2017

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<div><b>Named by Amazon as one of the "Best Nonfiction Books of the Month"</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>An award-winning science journalist pulls the alarm on the dysfunction plaguing scientific research--with lethal consequences for us all</b></div><div><br />American taxpayers spend $30 billion annually funding biomedical research. By some estimates, half of the results from these studies can't be replicated elsewhere-the science is simply wrong. Often, research institutes and academia emphasize publishing results over getting the right answers, incentivizing poor experimental design, improper methods, and sloppy statistics. Bad science doesn't just hold back medical progress, it can sign the equivalent of a death sentence. How are those with breast cancer helped when the cell on which 900 papers are based turns out not to be a breast cancer cell at all? How effective could a new treatment for ALS be when it failed to cure even the mice it was initially tested on? In <em>Rigor Mortis</em>, award-winning science journalist Richard F. Harris reveals these urgent issues with vivid anecdotes, personal stories, and interviews with the nation's top biomedical researchers. We need to fix our dysfunctional biomedical system-now.</div>
Dog Training: a Step-by-step Guide to Dog training for Beginners
by Archie Jones

Language

English

Pages

50

Publication Date

November 09, 2016

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When you consider dog adoption you should realize that it is your responsibility to train your dog in the proper and effective way. This book specifically focuses on training and training exercises in a step-by-step manner. It contains fewer theories and philosophy and instead includes more actual training techniques with dog training tips. <br /><br />The most popular current method of training is a method of positive reinforcement. The behavior is reinforced through food, kindness or praising. This method is excellent for training puppies. But the truth is that you cannot raise a dog without negative feedback. Nature is full of negative reinforcement, and parental canines use that to train their young in the wild. They do it because it is effective and it is how pups learn. On the other hand, you should not base your training on negative feedback alone. The most important guideline is to be consistent in your training and in your reinforcement. Don't let your bad day at work become a reason to over-stimulate your dog. <br /><br />If you are going to train a dog, this book will help guide you through the process. <br /><br /><h2>Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...</h2><br /><ul><li> Service dog training methods</li><br /><li> How to provide leash training</li><br /><li> How to train a dog to sit</li><br /><li> How to train a dog another 8 basic commands</li><br /><li> How guard dogs and rescue dogs are trained to ‘speak’ (dog barking)</li><br /><li> How to avoid mistakes in dog training</li><br /></ul><br /><br /><b>Download your copy today!</b><br /><br />© 2016 All Rights Reserved !<br /><br />
The Urantia Book Simplified (Finding God 14)
by A. Cercatore

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English

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Publication Date

April 13, 2017

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The Urantia Book is a book of revelation for the backward peoples of Urantia. (Urantia is the cosmic name for Planet Earth.<br />The Urantia Book provides a comprehensive background for understanding the physical, mindal, and spiritual structure of the universe—a universe that is spirit dominated and personality managed by providing an overview of some of the existential and experiential personalities and their relationship to the personality core of reality—the Universal Father and the Paradise Trinity. The Urantia Book also describes the geographic splendor and purpose of the perfect central universe, the encircling seven super universes, and the unfinished future universes and their purpose.<br />This book (The Urantia Book Simplified) attempts to make the concepts less complex for beginning readers of The Urantia Book.<br /><br />
The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology: A Manifesto for Reforming th...
by Chris Chambers

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English

Pages

284

Publication Date

April 17, 2017

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<p><b>Why psychology is in peril as a scientific discipline—and how to save it</b></p><p>Psychological science has made extraordinary discoveries about the human mind, but can we trust everything its practitioners are telling us? In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that a lot of research in psychology is based on weak evidence, questionable practices, and sometimes even fraud. <i>The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology</i> diagnoses the ills besetting the discipline today and proposes sensible, practical solutions to ensure that it remains a legitimate and reliable science in the years ahead.</p><p>In this unflinchingly candid manifesto, Chris Chambers draws on his own experiences as a working scientist to reveal a dark side to psychology that few of us ever see. Using the seven deadly sins as a metaphor, he shows how practitioners are vulnerable to powerful biases that undercut the scientific method, how they routinely torture data until it produces outcomes that can be published in prestigious journals, and how studies are much less reliable than advertised. He reveals how a culture of secrecy denies the public and other researchers access to the results of psychology experiments, how fraudulent academics can operate with impunity, and how an obsession with bean counting creates perverse incentives for academics. Left unchecked, these problems threaten the very future of psychology as a science—but help is here.</p><p>Outlining a core set of best practices that can be applied across the sciences, Chambers demonstrates how all these sins can be corrected by embracing open science, an emerging philosophy that seeks to make research and its outcomes as transparent as possible.</p>

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