Building Maintenance Processes and Practices

The Case of a Fast Developing Country
Author: Abdul Lateef Olanrewaju,Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812872639
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 331
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This book is designed to be an inclusive for the best practice approach to building maintenance management, where the processes, procedures and operational systems meet a high standard of professional and academic competence. It offers a different perspective on building maintenance management by presenting the schematic building maintenance value chain model and it’s implementation in Malaysian university buildings. The findings show an improvement to building performance, lower maintenance cost, building sustainability and increased maintenance service user satisfaction. The learning outcomes and summaries provided for each chapter and the extensive use of tables and figures add to the readability of the text. Though the book is based on data from Malaysia, it is useful for a much wider audience, and the informal writing style makes it an interesting reference source. This book is valuable for readers who are practitioners, professionals and for academic institutions that offer courses in the building field, including architecture, quantity surveying, civil engineering, building and facility management, property management, real estate. It will also be of interest to governments and others involved in the construction industry.

Research Methods in Early Childhood

An Introductory Guide
Author: Penny Mukherji,Deborah Albon
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473909279
Category: Education
Page: 344
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Packed full of even more examples of research methods in practice, this second edition now comes with a fantastic website giving you all you need to understand research methods in early childhood. With new case studies and reflective tasks throughout, this bestselling textbook covers all you need to know about undertaking research in early childhood, including action research, ethics and doing your research project. Online, you’ll find: - Quizzes to test your methods knowledge - Free journal articles with accompanying activities to broaden understanding and develop critical thinking - Useful web links as well as videos of the authors answering FAQs about research If you are undertaking research in early childhood then this book is for you.

Successful Dissertations

The Complete Guide for Education, Childhood and Early Childhood Studies Students
Author: Mark O'Hara,Jonathan Wainwright,Caron Carter,Janet Kay,Pam Dewis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441112758
Category: Education
Page: 264
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Qualitative Inquiry in Clinical and Educational Settings


Author: Danica G. Hays,Anneliese A. Singh
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609184858
Category: Social Science
Page: 504
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This highly readable text demystifies the qualitative research process—and helps readers conceptualize their own studies—by organizing the different research paradigms and traditions into coherent clusters. Real-world examples and firsthand perspectives illustrate the research process; instructive exercises and activities build on each other so readers can develop their own proposals or reports as they work through the book. Provided are strategies for selecting a research topic, entering and exiting sites, and navigating the complexities of ethical issues and the researcher's role. Readers learn how to use a range of data collection methods—including observational strategies, interviewing, focus groups, e-mail and chat rooms, and arts-based media—and to manage, analyze, and report the resulting data. Useful pedagogical features include: *In-class and field activities to apply qualitative concepts. *Discussion questions, proposal development exercises, and reflexive journal activities. *Exemplary qualitative studies and two sample proposals. *Cautionary notes, or "Wild Cards," about possible research pitfalls. *Tables that summarize concepts and present helpful tips.

Research Methods for Clinical Therapists E-Book

Applied Project Design and Analysis
Author: Carolyn M. Hicks
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702041882
Category: Medical
Page: 408
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Struggling to do a project or dissertation, evaluate published research or conduct your own research? Help is at hand with this 5th edition of Research Methods for Clinical Therapists, which explains, in a clear and simple manner, how to evaluate existing research and how to conduct your own research. Aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as the practising health care professional, the focus of the text is the design and analysis of experimental studies. These are vital to the effectiveness studies that are central to the work of the healthcare professional. Specific examples from different areas of healthcare are used to explain the core research concepts and relate them to clinical situations. Statistical theory and jargon are kept to a minimum. 'Key concept' boxes to explain technical research terms Activities and exercises (with answers provided in an appendix) to reinforce learning Sample critique of a published research article Comprehensive coverage of the key components of a robust research study Explanation of basic mathematical concepts Extended section on calculating sample sizes Guidelines on the preparation of posters Calculation of Inter-rater reliability measures, including Cohen’s Kappa, ICC (interclass correlation) and Bland-Altman graphs of inter-rater agreement Introduction to Receiver Operating Characteristics, for use in screening and diagnostic testing against gold-standards The Thurstone Paired Comparison Technique, valuable in capturing the user voice on a variety of service planning, design and development issues Undertaking Systematic Reviews Relevant further reading for each chapter to support readers in their work.

Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research


Author: Carolyn A. Babione
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118603532
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores theconcept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and preparesstudents in teacher education courses and programs to conductresearch in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensiveexperience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher trainingand teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guidesstudents through the background, theory, and strategy required tosuccessfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the booktackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the secondpart provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry researchprojects across a range of school settings, content areas, andteaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics suchas: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding theteaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power andvoice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on moderndevelopments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfullyguides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand theimportance of their involvement in studying and researching theirclassroom settings, giving a better understanding of how theirbeliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.

Library and Information Science Research in the 21st Century

A Guide for Practising Librarians and Students
Author: Ibironke O. Lawal
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 9781843343721
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 212
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This book is a theoretically informed research guide that draws attention to new and growing areas in LIS research. Apart from providing basic research tools, it acquaints librarians with a theoretical compass for dealing with digital media, and pays particular attention to electronic media. There is coverage of user-centered services, the practical application of research results and Survey Instrument design. The clear text, simple style and rich content make this book an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practicing librarians.

Your dissertation in education


Author: Nicholas S. R. Walliman,Scott Buckler
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781412946230
Category: Education
Page: 310
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Your Dissertation in Education provides a systematic, practical approach to dissertation and project writing for students in education. This is a revised edition of Nicholas Walliman's best-selling Your Undergraduate Dissertation, specifically developed for students from a range of educational disciplines, including teacher training, early childhood and education studies. This book is unique in being the first devoted to providing a guide that is tailored to fit the specific needs of education students. The contents chart the whole dissertation-writing process, from establishing a question and thinking about research, to completing the writing, and dissemination. Throughout, the emphasis is on providing practical, down-to-earth advice that addresses common questions, such as: How do I get started? How do I write a research proposal? How do I write an introduction? How do I write a literature review? How do I argue my point effectively? How do I write a methodology chapter? How can I work effectively with my supervisor? How do I cope with stress? Practical examples, summary sections and additional references are incorporated throughout, providing the reader with a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to completing their dissertation successfully. Nicholas Walliman is Senior Lecturer and Researcher, Oxford Brookes University Scott Buckler is Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education, University of Worcester

Education, Change and Society


Author: N.A
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 354
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Written in an engaging manner by Australia's leading sociology and education academics, Education, Change and Society is written to assist students in their understanding of how and by what mechanisms contemporary education in Australia operates. The broader issues concerning Australian society are examined in the context of educational institutions and policies, promoting critical reflection and facilitating in-depth analysis.

Decoding the Ethics Code

A Practical Guide for Psychologists
Author: Celia B. Fisher
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483369315
Category: Psychology
Page: 568
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Revised to reflect the current status of scientific and professional theory, practices, and debate across all facets of ethical decision making, this latest edition of Celia B. Fisher’s acclaimed Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists demystifies the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. The Fourth Edition explains and puts into practical perspective the format, choice of wording, aspirational principles, and enforceability of the code. Providing in-depth discussions of the foundation and application of each ethical standard to the broad spectrum of scientific, teaching, and professional roles of psychologists, this unique guide helps practitioners effectively use ethical principles and standards to morally conduct their work activities, avoid ethical violations, and, most importantly, preserve and protect the fundamental rights and welfare of those whom they serve.

Case Study Research

Design and Methods
Author: Robert K. Yin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960991
Category: Social Science
Page: 219
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Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin’s bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. This thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25% new), gives fresh attention to quantitative analyses, discusses more fully the use of mixed methods research designs, and includes new methodological insights. The book’s coverage of case study research and how it is applied in practice gives readers access to exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Key Features of the Fourth Edition Highlights each specific research feature through 44 boxed vignettes that feature previously published case studies Provides methodological insights to show the similarities between case studies and other social science methods Suggests a three-stage approach to help readers define the initial questions they will consider in their own case study research Covers new material on human subjects protection, the role of Institutional Review Boards, and the interplay between obtaining IRB approval and the final development of the case study protocol and conduct of a pilot case Includes an overall graphic of the entire case study research process at the beginning of the book, then highlights the steps in the process through graphics that appear at the outset of all the chapters that follow Offers in-text learning aids including “tips” that pose key questions and answers at the beginning of each chapter, practical exercises, endnotes, and a new cross-referencing table Case Study Research, Fourth Edition is ideal for courses in departments of Education, Business and Management, Nursing and Public Health, Public Administration, Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science.

How To Research


Author: Blaxter, Loraine,Hughes, Christina,Tight, Malcolm
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523867X
Category: Education
Page: 315
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How to Research is a clear and accessible guide to the business of doing a research project. It systematically takes the reader through from the planning to the writing up and finishing off. The new edition of this book will include:

Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.