Information Skills

Finding and Using the Right Resources
Author: Jonathan Grix,Gerald Watkins
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137152265
Category: Study Aids
Page: 176
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Skills for finding information are essential for academic study and beyond. This illustrated guide provides practical advice on how to source and use the right resources. It includes guidance on how to carry out a literature review as well as the skills needed for finding and evaluating information.

The Undergraduate Research Handbook


Author: Gina Wisker
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230364977
Category: Education
Page: 288
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This practical, research-informed text will provide students across all disciplines with models, tasks and activities to enable them to plan, action, write and present quality research. It will help develop ideas, creative thinking and systematic research practices to enable students to produce high quality dissertations and reports.

Research Methods in Information


Author: Alison Jane Pickard
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856048136
Category: Education
Page: 384
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The long-awaited 2nd edition of this best-selling research methods handbook is fully updated and includes brand new coverage of online research methods and techniques, mixed methodology and qualitative analysis. This edition includes two new contributed chapters: Professor Julie McLeod, Sue Childs and Elizabeth Lomas focus on research data management, applying evidence from the recent JISC funded DATUM project; Dr Andrew Shenton examines strategies for analysing existing documents. The first to focus entirely on the needs of the information and communications community, this handbook guides the would-be researcher through the variety of possibilities open to them under the heading research and provides students with the confidence to embark on their dissertations. The focus here is on the doing and although the philosophy and theory of research is explored to provide context, this is essentially a practical exploration of the whole research process with each chapter fully supported by examples and exercises tried and tested over a whole teaching career. Readership: Students of information and communications studies and archives and records management, and practitioners beginning a piece of research.

Studieren - Das Handbuch


Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783827423603
Category: Science
Page: 352
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Studieren ist schwierig? - Nicht mit diesem Buch! Dieser praktische Leitfaden für Studienanfänger vermittelt grundlegende „Soft Skills“ (vom „Lernen lernen“ über Selbsteinschätzung, Zeit-, Projekt- und Stressmanagement bis zu Gedächtnis- und Schreibtraining, Prüfungs- und Klausursituationen sowie Karriereplanung u.v.m.) - locker präsentiert, in handliche Einheiten verpackt und je nach Bedarf selektiv nutzbar. Viele eingestreute kleine Tipps stehen neben Mini-Fragebögen, Kopiervorlagen für Tabellen, die man nicht im Buch ausfüllen möchte, und ähnlichen Hilfsmitteln. Das unterhaltsam-informative Werk beruht auf dem englischen Bestseller The Study Skilly Handbook und eignet sich für Abiturienten mit Studienwunsch, Studienanfänger verschiedenster Disziplinen und Quereinsteiger als Wegweiser durch die vielfältigen Anforderungen im "Studiendschungel".

Social Problems in the UK

An Introduction
Author: Stuart Isaacs,David Blundell,Anne Foley,Norman Ginsburg,Brian McDonough,Dan Silverstone,Tara Young
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317963075
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction is the first textbook on contemporary social issues to contextualise social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science. Drawing on the research and teaching experience of academics in these areas, this much-needed textbook brings together a comprehensive range of expertise. Social Problems in the UK discusses the strengthening and changing character of social construction, providing a new and invigorated way of studying the issues for all social science students. This clear, accessible textbook guides students in approaching the methodology, theory and research of social problems, and introduces the key topics in the area: migration and ‘race’ work and unemployment poverty drugs, violence and policing youth, sub-culture and gangs childhood and education Social Problems in the UK provides a number of helpful pedagogical features for ease of teaching and learning, including: case studies; links to data sources; textboxes highlighting examples, key figures etc.; study questions, and tips on how to undertake literature reviews and use journals and databases.

The Foundations of Research


Author: Jonathan Grix
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 023036490X
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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This book offers advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students an accessible introduction to the foundations of research in the human sciences. It covers the tools, terminology and research perspectives that students need to know in order to engage in academic debate and successfully complete their long essays, dissertations and theses.

Study Skills Connected

Using Technology to Support Your Studies
Author: Stella Cottrell,Neil Morris
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137019441
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Engaging, accessible and practical, this book helps students to get the most out of new technologies to enhance their learning practices, engage with their studies and improve their study skills. Covering a broad range of topics, it encourages a reflective perspective on e-learning resources.

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Healthcare


Author: E. Kuhlmann,E. Annandale
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137295406
Category: Social Science
Page: 535
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An authoritative, state-of-the-art collection that brings together key experts to provide an overview of the field. This new paperback edition includes 3 new chapters on human resources and health, end-of-life care and complementary and alternative medicine as well as thorough updates to the introduction and conclusion.

Teaching about the Future


Author: P. Bishop,A. Hines
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137020709
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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The faculty at the University of Houston's program in Futures Studies share their comprehensive, integrated approach to preparing foresight professionals and assisting others doing foresight projects. Provides an essential guide to developing classes on the future or even establishing whole degree programs.

Cite Them Right

The Essential Referencing Guide
Author: Richard Pears,Graham Shields
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781137585042
Category: Education
Page: 192
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This is the leading guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism, covering everything from understanding plagiarism and identifying sources to setting out quotations and creating a reference list. Comprehensive and accessible, it provides readers with detailed examples of print and electronic sources, business, government, technical and legal publications, works of art, images and much more. Packed with practical tips and example sources in both citations and reference lists, it makes referencing manageable and easy to follow for everyone. The tenth edition of this bestselling book is an essential resource for anyone doing original research for written assignments, including students, teachers, authors, librarians and non-academic researchers. Cite Them Right is also available as an institutional subscription product, Cite Them Right Online: https://www.citethemrightonline.com/

Becoming a Psychologist


Author: Ronald D. Francis
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137147687
Category: Psychology
Page: 216
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Becoming a Psychologist is an invaluable practical guide for students contemplating a psychology career. It is designed to give them an overview of the opportunities open to them within the discipline, advice on how to develop a career - what is involved and how to go about it - and strategies for furthering such a career... The second aim is to help that understanding by highlighting some of the activities psychologists undertake and the areas within which they work, the issues they have to confront, and the skills they need in order to be successful practising psychologists. Both a guide to psychology as a career and comprehensive reference tool, with details of a wide variety of resources for the aspiring professional, this book aims to help and encourage students make the right choice and smooth their path to becoming a psychologist. RONALD FRANCIS is a Chartered Psychologist, a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and Professorial Fellow at Victoria University, Australia, and is a frequent visitor to the UK. He has experience in private practice as a forensic psychologist, as an academic, and as an author. Among his recent books published in Britain are Ethics for Psychologists and (with R T Kasperczyk) Private Practice Psychology: A Handbook.

Health Reforms in South-East Europe


Author: W. Bartlett,J. Bozikov,B. Rechel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137264772
Category: Political Science
Page: 244
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Over the last two decades the countries of South East Europe have engaged in far-reaching reforms of their health systems. However, overviews of reform efforts in this part of Europe have been sorely lacking. This book addresses this shortage through the analysis of key aspects of health reforms and health workforce mobility in South East Europe.

Rethinking Education for Social Cohesion

International Case Studies
Author: M. Shuayb
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137283904
Category: Social Science
Page: 254
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This book addresses current debates in the field of social cohesion. It examines the ethics and policy making of social cohesion and explores various means for promoting social cohesion including history education, citizenship education, language, human rights based teacher training and school partnerships.

Developing Advanced Skills in Practice Teaching


Author: Anne Smith,Heather McAskill,Kirsten Jack
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137262656
Category: Medical
Page: 224
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This engaging book is written for Practice Teachers who need to educate and assess students at advanced level in the practice setting. Including contributions from a range of healthcare workers it provides: ■ guidance on how to create a dynamic and effective experience for the learner ■ support for the teacher, including how to deal with failure and cope with challenging students ■ advice to help readers build their self-awareness and reflect on their role. With references to the latest professional guidelines as well as practical exercises, resources and support material, Developing Advanced Skills in Practice Teaching draws together disparate information into one comprehensive resource. It explores the core issues surrounding education in health and social care practice settings and is essential reading for all those who want to operate in this arena at an advanced level.

Understanding Research

Coping with the Quantitative - Qualitative Divide
Author: M.I. Franklin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136312021
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Planning, undertaking and completing a research project – from dissertations to presentations - can be a daunting undertaking for any student, involving a number of easily taken mis-steps for those without adequate guidance. The objective of any research project is to gather data, analyse it based on your research question and present your findings and conclusions. For students, having the right approach to these steps can mean the difference between an easily handled process resulting in a well argued and presented project, or panicked flailing, misdirection and confusion. For those fearful of not getting enough research done, doing it the wrong way, putting it together incorrectly, or unsure of what the end result will be, then Understanding Research is an invaluable guide to getting it right and putting fears to bed. Successfully completing a research project is a major milestone in most university degrees, and it should be daunting – although not unassailable. This book provides students with the guidance necessary to start, undertake and present their research project in social science or the humanities. This text addresses: Where do I start? How do I begin my research and pull it together into a research question? - takes the student through the process of project design, starting research and gaining confidence in their choices Am I Researching the right things? Is it taking me in the direction I want to go? What direction is it taking me in? - explores the decision making process at all points of a research project and the implications of these decisions in the longer term Am I researching in the right way – should I be conducting interviews, reading articles or collecting statistical data? - outlines the practical and philosophical conundrums around specific techniques for gathering and analysing data Focussed explicitly on the needs and experiences of students and including a wealth of practical tips, this work is an essential resource for all students embarking on a research project. Understanding Research includes: 90 illustrations 2 tables 21 text boxes Glossary Further Reading guides for each chapter

Youth Literature for Peace Education


Author: C. Carter,L. Pickett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137359374
Category: Education
Page: 214
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Carter and Pickett explore how educators and families can teach peace education through youth literature and literacy development. Showing how to assess, choose, and make use of literature that can be used to teach both literacy and peace education, they walk through individual methods: recognizing and teaching different portrayals of conflict in youth literature, analyzing characterization, and examining the role of illustrations. Educators who want to incorporate peace education within a broader, literacy-focused curriculum, and peace educators looking for age-appropriate materials and methodologies will find Youth Literature for Peace Education a rich and interdisciplinary resource.

Review of Management Accounting Research


Author: Magdy G. Abdel-Kader
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230353274
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 574
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A comprehensive review of contemporary research in management accounting. Provides a thorough critical analysis of recent issues published in the management accounting literature and identifies gaps for future research in each issue reviewed.

Applied Conversation Analysis

Intervention and Change in Institutional Talk
Author: C. Antaki
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230316875
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 286
View: 1391

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Much of everyday work is done through talk between practitioner and client. Conversation Analysis is the close inspection of people's use of language in interaction. The work reported in this collection shows how CA can be used to identify, and improve, communicative practices at work.

The Leader's Guide to Influence

How to Use Soft Skills to Get Hard Results
Author: Mike Brent,Fiona Dent
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 027376120X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
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Shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year 2011, Practical Manager Category A Leader’s Guide to Influence will show you how to step up your people skills and improve working relationships so you can get the business results you want. Combing the hugely popular areas of influence and leadership, this book will show you how to step up your interpersonal effectiveness by learning how to work more successfully with those around you, be they people you manage, colleagues, client or business partners. Through a combination of practical exercises, case studies and no-nonsense advice, this book shows you how to: - Increase your confidence and impact. - Communicate more effectively. - Learn different tools, techniques and approaches when working with different types of people. - Listen and question effectively. - Develop rapport and empathy. - Give better feedback. - Deal with difficult situations and cope with conflict.