The Modern Researcher

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Author: Jacques Barzun,Henry Franklin Graff

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155055292

Category: Reference

Page: 322

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Presents an updated edition of the classic manual on all aspects of research and writing, including coverage of the Internet and the library.

The Modern Researcher

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Author: Jacques Barzun,Henry Franklin Graff

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World

ISBN: 9780151614820

Category: Academic writing

Page: 430

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The Modern Researcher

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Author: Jacques Barzun,Henry Franklin Graff

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace & World

ISBN: 9780151614820

Category: Academic writing

Page: 430

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Qualitative Research and the Modern Library

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Author: Valeda Dent Goodman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780632681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Qualitative Research and the Modern Library examines the present-day role and provides suggestions for areas that might be suited to this type of research for the purposes of evaluation. The author discusses how the results from such research might be applied, and the overall impact of using this type of research to inform development of a more user-centred organisation. The book provides a thoughtful look at the implications of using qualitative research to inform decision-making processes within libraries and is written by an author and library researcher with international experience in various types of libraries, implementing/improving programs and services, and supporting user needs. Fills a gap in the current literature that hasn’t been found in journal articles written on this topic Contains practical applications of qualitative research principles, with practical examples of select projects Written by an author and library researcher with international experience in various types of libraries, including work with large-scale qualitative studies, research design and evaluation of library services

Storytelling

Bewitching the Modern Mind

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Author: Christian Salmon

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784786608

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Politics, as currently practiced, is no longer the art of the possible, but the art of the fictive. Its aim is not to change the world as it exists, but to affect the way it is perceived. This is the subject of Christian Salmon’s Storytelling, which looks at how the creative imagination has been hijacked in the twenty-first century. Salmon anatomizes the timeless human desire for narrative form and how it is abused in the marketing mechanisms behind politicians and products: luxury brands trade on their embellished histories, managers tell stories to motivate employees, soldiers in Iraq train on computer games conceived in Hollywood, and spin doctors construct political lives as if they were a folk epic. Salmon unveils the workings of a “storytelling machine” more effective and insidious as a means of oppression than anything dreamed up by Orwell. The “reality-based community”—to use a phrase coined by an aide to George W. Bush—is now regularly outmaneuvered by public relations gurus and political advisers, as they construct story arcs for a population that has come to expect them.

A Bitter Revolution

China's Struggle with the Modern World

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Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780192806055

Category: History

Page: 357

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China is now poised to take a key role on the world stage, but in the early twentieth century the situation could not have been more different. By the 1920s, the world shaped over the last two thousand years by the legacy of the great philosopher Confucius was falling apart in the face of western imperialism and internal warfare. Mitter explores the resulting social turmoil and political promise, the devastating war against Japan in the 1940s, Communism and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, and the new era of hope in the 1980s ended by the Tian'anmen uprising.

Bayesian Methods for the Physical Sciences

Learning from Examples in Astronomy and Physics

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Author: Stefano Andreon,Brian Weaver

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319152874

Category: Mathematics

Page: 238

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Statistical literacy is critical for the modern researcher in Physics and Astronomy. This book empowers researchers in these disciplines by providing the tools they will need to analyze their own data. Chapters in this book provide a statistical base from which to approach new problems, including numerical advice and a profusion of examples. The examples are engaging analyses of real-world problems taken from modern astronomical research. The examples are intended to be starting points for readers as they learn to approach their own data and research questions. Acknowledging that scientific progress now hinges on the availability of data and the possibility to improve previous analyses, data and code are distributed throughout the book. The JAGS symbolic language used throughout the book makes it easy to perform Bayesian analysis and is particularly valuable as readers may use it in a myriad of scenarios through slight modifications. This book is comprehensive, well written, and will surely be regarded as a standard text in both astrostatistics and physical statistics. Joseph M. Hilbe, President, International Astrostatistics Association, Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii, and Adjunct Professor of Statistics, Arizona State University

Going to the Sources

A Guide to Historical Research and Writing

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Author: Anthony Brundage

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119262747

Category: History

Page: 168

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It’s been almost 30 years since the first edition of Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing was first published. Newly revised and updated, the sixth edition of this bestselling guide helps students at all levels meet the challenge of writing their first (or their first “real”) research paper. Presenting various schools of thought, this useful tool explores the dynamic, nature, and professional history of research papers, and shows readers how to identify, find, and evaluate both primary and secondary sources for their own writing assignments. This new edition addresses the shifting nature of historical study over the last twenty years. Going to the Sources: A Guide to Historical Research and Writing includes: A new section analyzing attempts by authors of historical works to identify and cultivate the appropriate public for their writings, from scholars appealing to a small circle of fellow specialists, to popular authors seeking mass readership A handy style guide for creating footnotes, endnotes, bibliographical entries, as well as a list of commonly used abbreviations Advanced Placement high school and undergraduate college students taking history courses at every level will benefit from the engaging, thoughtful, and down-to-earth advice within this hands-on guide.

On Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Essays, Explicative and Hortatory

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Author: Jacques Barzun

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780226038582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

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Essays by a literary master illuminate the nature of writing, and offer concrete advice on the art of composition

Research in Medical and Biological Sciences

From Planning and Preparation to Grant Application and Publication

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Author: Petter Laake,Haakon Breien Benestad

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128001542

Category: Science

Page: 512

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Research in Medical and Biological Sciences covers the wide range of topics that a researcher must be familiar with in order to become a successful biomedical scientist. Perfect for aspiring as well as practicing professionals in the medical and biological sciences, this publication discusses a broad range of topics that are common yet not traditionally considered part of formal curricula, including philosophy of science, ethics, statistics, and grant applications. The information presented in this book also facilitates communication across conventional disciplinary boundaries, in line with the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of modern research projects. Covers the breadth of topics that a researcher must understand in order to be a successful experimental scientist Provides a broad scientific perspective that is perfect for students with various professional backgrounds Contains easily accessible, concise material about diverse methods Includes extensive online resources such as further reading suggestions, data files, statistical tables, and the StaTable application package Emphasizes the ethics and statistics of medical and biological sciences

Happy Accidents

Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century

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Author: Morton A. Meyers

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611451620

Category: Medical

Page: 390

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A fascinating and highly accessible look at the surprising role serendipity has played in some of the most important medical discoveries in the twentieth century.

The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition

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Author: Wayne C. Booth,Gregory G. Colomb,Joseph M. Williams,Joseph Bizup,William T. FitzGerald

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022623987X

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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With more than three-quarters of a million copies sold since its first publication, The Craft of Research has helped generations of researchers at every level—from first-year undergraduates to advanced graduate students to research reporters in business and government—learn how to conduct effective and meaningful research. Conceived by seasoned researchers and educators Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams, this fundamental work explains how to find and evaluate sources, anticipate and respond to reader reservations, and integrate these pieces into an argument that stands up to reader critique. The fourth edition has been thoroughly but respectfully revised by Joseph Bizup and William T. FitzGerald. It retains the original five-part structure, as well as the sound advice of earlier editions, but reflects the way research and writing are taught and practiced today. Its chapters on finding and engaging sources now incorporate recent developments in library and Internet research, emphasizing new techniques made possible by online databases and search engines. Bizup and FitzGerald provide fresh examples and standardized terminology to clarify concepts like argument, warrant, and problem. Following the same guiding principle as earlier editions—that the skills of doing and reporting research are not just for elite students but for everyone—this new edition retains the accessible voice and direct approach that have made The Craft of Research a leader in the field of research reference. With updated examples and information on evaluation and using contemporary sources, this beloved classic is ready for the next generation of researchers.

The Presidents

A Reference History

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Author: Henry Franklin Graff

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: 9780684312262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 817

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The first edition of The Presidents was named Best Reference Book by Library Journal, and is recognized as the standard reference on our presidents. Now updated with articles on Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and the role of the first lady, the second edition gives in-depth analyses on each president and his administration.

ENIAC in Action

Making and Remaking the Modern Computer

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Author: Thomas Haigh,Mark Priestley,Crispin Rope

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262033984

Category: Computers

Page: 360

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The history of the first programmable electronic computer, from its conception, construction, and use to its afterlife as a part of computing folklore.

Arthur Miller's Life and Literature

An Annotated and Comprehensive Guide

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Author: Stefani Koorey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 889

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Arguably one of the most important of America's playwrights, Arthur Miller's life has been an outpouring of writing fifteen original full-length plays, two stage adaptations, a musical, seven one-act plays, a volume of short stories, a novel, three novellas, four screen plays, over one hundred essays, an autobiography, and a wealth of letters, interviews and collaborations. Unfortunately, the most recent bibliographic work dedicated to Miller was published in 1979, two decades ago. Stefani Koorey's Arthur Miller's Life and Literature remedies this deficiency, with a practical book created for the modern researcher. Not only is this the first work to include CD-ROMs, Internet sites, and other media-related materials, it indexes literary criticism and reviews for all of Miller's dramatic works and presents a detailed catalogue of Miller manuscripts and typescript archive collections nationwide. Additionally, the book includes citations for topics related to the dramatist's personal life. Finally, the text contains a chronological listing of 111 unpublished doctoral dissertations on Miller. The most up-to-date and comprehensive collection of "Millerania" yet, Arthur Miller's Life and Literature will open up new avenues for the serious researcher as well as for students beginning to explore the dramatist's body of works."

Scientists Making a Difference

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Author: Robert J. Sternberg,Susan T. Fiske,Donald J. Foss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107127130

Category: Education

Page: 552

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This book presents the most important contributions to modern psychological science and explains how the contributions came to be.

Simple & Direct

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Author: Jacques Barzun

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060937238

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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A fter a lifetime of writing and editing prose, Jacques Barzun has set down his view of the best ways to improve one's style. His discussions of diction, syntax, tone, meaning, composition, and revision guide the reader through the technique of making the written word clear and agreeable to read. Exercises, model passages both literary and casual, and hundreds of amusing examples of usage gone wrong show how to choose the right path to self-expression in forceful and distinctive words.

The Impact of Cleavages on Swiss Voting Behaviour

A Modern Research Approach

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Author: Andreas C. Goldberg

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319460005

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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This book studies the impact of cleavages on electoral choices. Based on a case study of Switzerland, it analyses how cleavages divide voters into voting blocs and how this influences Swiss voting behaviour and the Swiss party system. The first part examines the development of salient cleavages such as religion, social class, rural-urban, and language between 1971 and 2011. Behavioural changes among voters and changes in the size of social groups are explored as explanatory factors for the decline of cleavage voting. The second part proposes a contextual perspective analysis of the current impact of cleavages using both individual and contextual factors. These factors are also combined to examine interaction effects between the individual and the context. Finally, the third part analyses whether the impact of cleavages has harmonised across different contexts (Swiss cantons) over time.