A Dictionary of Sociology


Author: John Scott
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191047554
Category: Social Science
Page: 832
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A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science. For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries cover relevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociologists. This Dictionary is both an invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and an essential source of reference for more advanced students and teachers.

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms


Author: Chris Baldick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198715447
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 448
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Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.

Psychologie für Dummies


Author: Adam Cash
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527820027
Category: Psychology
Page: 402
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Wenn Sie großes Interesse an Menschen und ihrem Verhalten haben, sich aber nicht für lange Abhandlungen und Fachchinesisch erwärmen können, sollten Sie »Psychologie für Dummies« lesen. Denn Psychologie ist viel mehr als Freud und Co.: Was motiviert einen Menschen, extreme Dinge zu tun? Welche Rolle spielt die Biologie? Was bewirken Emotionen und wie kann man sie messen? Welche Faktoren bedingen Verhaltensänderungen? Und ab wann gilt jemand als psychisch krank? Adam Cash geht all diesen Fragen nach und gibt Ihnen Einblick in die verschiedenen Forschungsbereiche, in denen Psychologen tätig sind: Kognitive Psychologie, Entwicklungspsychologie, Sozialpsychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie, Forensische und Klinische Psychologie. Sie erhalten einen ganz neuen Zugang zu menschlichem Verhalten, Gefühlen und Abnormitäten.

A Dictionary of Epidemiology


Author: Miquel Porta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199390053
Category: Medical
Page: 352
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This sixth edition of A Dictionary of Epidemiology -- the most updated since its inception -- reflects the profound substantive and methodological changes that have come to characterize epidemiology and its associated disciplines. Sponsored by the International Epidemiological Association, this book remains the essential reference for anyone studying or working in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, medicine, or the growing number health sciences in which epidemiologic competency is now required. More than just a dictionary, this text is an essential guidebook to the state of the science. It offers the most current, authoritative definitions of terms central to biomedical and public health literature -- everything from confounding and incidence rate to epigenetic inheritance and Number Needed to Treat. As epidemiology continues to change and grow, A Dictionary of Epidemiology will remain its book of record.

Grounded theory

Strategien qualitativer Forschung
Author: Barney G. Glaser,Anselm L. Strauss,Axel T. Paul
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783456849065
Category:
Page: 278
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Der Klassiker über den qualitativen Forschungsansatz der "Grounded Theory", geschrieben von den Entwicklern dieser Methode "Obwohl unser Buch sich in erster Linie an Soziologen richtet, glauben wir, dass es jedem nutzen kann, der daran interessiert ist, soziale Phänomene zu untersuchen politischer, pädagogischer, wirtschaftlicher, industrieller oder welcher Art auch immer." In der Tat ist "Grounded Theory" quer durch die wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zum Standardbegriff der qualitativen Sozialforschung ge - worden. Die inzwischen zum Klassiker avancierte Arbeit von Glaser und Strauss eröffnet eine lehrbare und auch lernbare Forschungsstrategie. Das Konzept bietet eine Antwort auf das Problem, die oft schmerzlich empfundene Lücke zwischen empirischer Forschung und Theorie zu schliessen.

Guiding Children’s Social Development and Learning


Author: Marjorie Kostelnik,Kara Gregory,Anne Soderman,Alice Whiren
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111301255
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 560
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GUIDING CHILDREN’S SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of child guidance and social development. Focusing on children ages birth through 12 years, it provides a seamless transition from the pre-primary to the primary years and addresses the needs of practitioners working with children in a variety of group settings. Theory and research provide a broad basis for understanding child behavior and establish a foundation for appropriate action. Readers learn how to help children develop positive feelings about themselves as well as social competence, and how to work with children and families from many different backgrounds and circumstances. Readers also learn how to support long-range goals in the classroom while addressing short-term concerns. The book eliminates much of the guesswork and frustration that can hinder practitioners’ efforts to influence children’s social development and behavior--providing a unified framework for decision-making and professional practice that incorporates sound principles of children’s development, relationship enhancement, and behavior management. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Organizational Behaviour


Author: Daniel King,Scott Lawley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019960309X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 648
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This brand new textbook on organizational behaviour features a fictional running case study to help students see how theory translates into practice in a familiar setting. Covering all the organizational behaviour topics a new student needs to know, and packed with real-life examples, this innovative approach truly brings the subject to life.

Überflieger

Warum manche Menschen erfolgreich sind - und andere nicht
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593405016
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.

Water Resources and Development


Author: Clive Agnew,Philip Woodhouse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136893091
Category: History
Page: 368
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Since the start of the twenty-first century there has been an unprecedented focus upon water as a key factor in the future of both society and environment. Water management lies at the heart of strategies of development as does the added the hazard of climate change. Water Resources and Development provides a stimulating interdisciplinary introduction to the role of water resources in shaping opportunities and constraints for development. The book begins by charting the evolution of approaches to water management. It identifies an emerging polarization in the late twentieth century between ‘technical’ and ‘social’ strategies. In the past decade these two axes of policy debate have been further intersected by discussion of the scale at which management decisions should be made: the relative effectiveness of ‘global’ and ‘local’ governance of water. A variety of case studies elaborate this analytical framework, exemplifying four key development challenges: economic growth, poverty reduction, competition and conflict over water, and adaptation to climate change. Current ‘best practice’ for water management is examined, addressing strategies of water supply augmentation, the ecological implications of intensified use, and strategies of demand management guided by economic or political principles. It is argued defining ‘successful’ water management and best practice requires first the establishment of development goals and the implicit trade-offs between water consumption and conservation. This engaging and insightful text offers a unique interdisciplinary analysis by integrating scientific, engineering, social and political perspectives. This is an essential text for courses on development studies, geography, earth sciences and the environment.

Der Geek-Atlas

128 Orte auf der Welt, um Wissenschaft und Technik zu erleben
Author: John Graham-Cumming
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 3897219336
Category: Electronic books
Page: 572
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Die lebendige Geschichte der Wissenschaften ist uberall um uns herum, man muss nur wissen, wo man hinschauen muss. Mit diesem einzigartigen Reisefuhrer kann man 128 Orte auf der Welt kennen lernen, die fur bedeutsame Ereignisse in Wissenschaft und Technik stehen. Erlebe das Foucaultsches Pendel, das in Paris schwin> erfahre Interessantes uber das groste Wissenschaftsmuseum der Welt, das "Deutsche Museum" in Munchen; besuche einen Ableger des Newtons Apfelbaums am Trinity College in Cambridge und vieles, vieles mehr... Jeder Ort in Der Geek-Atlas stellt eine auerordentliche Entdeckung oder Erfindung in den Mittelpunkt und befasst sich daruber hinaus auch mit den Menschen und Geschichten, die hinter diesen Erfindungen stehen. Alle Orte werden mit interessanten Fotos vorgestellt und die Themen mit zahlreichen Zeichnungen illustriert. Das Buch ist nach Landern aufgeteilt, fur alle interessanten Orte werden auch - neben nutzlichen Tourismusinformationen - die genauen GPS-Daten aufgefuhrt.

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology


Author: Albert John Walford,Library Association
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 687
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.

Sources of information in the social sciences

a guide to the literature. - 3rd ed
Author: William H. Webb,Alan R. Beals
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 777
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Brief descriptions of specific fields in history, economics, and other areas of social science introduce annotated bibliographies of source material

Ethik


Author: Dave Robinson,Chris Garratt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783935254243
Category:
Page: 174
View: 8919

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