Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics

A Practical Introduction

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Author: J. Heigham,R. Croker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023023951X

Category: Education

Page: 329

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Written in a clear, informal style for graduate students and practicing teachers embarking on their first qualitative research study in applied linguistics, leading authors introduce the principal research approaches and data creation methods to offer novice researchers an easy-to-follow and straightforward guide to qualitative inquiry.

Measurement and Evaluation for Health Educators

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Author: Manoj Sharma,R. Lingyak Petosa

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449628206

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Measurement and Evaluation for Health Educators prepares health educators for the responsibilities of conducting evaluations within their field. It includes psychometric, statistical, political, managerial and public health perspectives to measurement and evaluation. Written for the undergraduate or beginning graduate student, as well as practicing professions, this text will help readers choose and develop instruments for evaluation, and discusses the basics for carrying out evaluations to gauge the effectiveness of health education and health promotion programs. Measurement and Evaluation for Health Educators also delves into the basics of measurement, steps in instrument development; reliability assessment, validity assessment, measurement errors, process evaluation, designs for quantitative evaluation, and much more. Key Features: - Student-friendly, accessible writing style - Each chapter closes with review questions and web references - Chapter objectives and key learning objectives are clearly defined - Includes skill building activities in every chapter - Boxed articles throughout the text highlight important issues in the field

Applying Theory to Educational Research

An Introductory Approach with Case Studies

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Author: Jeff Adams,Matt Cochrane,Linda Dunne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119979994

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Applying Theory to Educational Research provides educational researchers with an accessible introduction to the process of selecting and applying theories in their work. Offers an innovative and accessible approach to educational research by providing practical examples of the application of theory Gives 'hands-on' accounts for the researcher and practitioner Explains and discusses complex ideas in the light of experience in using and applying them Covers the application of major theorists such as Bourdieu, Foucault, Weber, Derrida, and Vygotsky For beginning researchers, theory can be one of the most stimulating – yet intellectually daunting – aspects of academic work. Applying Theory to Educational Research provides new educational researchers with a uniquely accessible introduction to the process of selecting and applying theories in their own work. Written by a team of leading educationalists writing from the perspective of new researchers, clearly structured chapters introduce individual theorists and their ideas, present their applications and limitations, and provide extensive references and suggestion for further reading. Major theorists such as Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault, Max Weber, Jacques Derrida, and Lev Vygotsky are included, along with many more recent educational theorists. Throughout the text, helpful hints and signposts are provided to alert readers to the potential pitfalls of applying theory. Innovative and illuminating, Applying Theory to Educational Research offers a wealth of practical insights that will point the way for novice researchers struggling to navigate an often daunting intellectual obstacle course.

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Health Care and Social Services in Linguistic Minority Communities

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Author: Marie Drolet,Pier Bouchard,Jacinthe Savard

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776625659

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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This edited volume examines language issues within the active offer of health and social services in francophone and anglophone minority communities. Action based, it will help shape the leaders of tomorrow.

The Internationalization of Ayahuasca

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Author: Beatriz Caiuby Labate,Henrik Jungaberle

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643901488

Category: Social Science

Page: 446

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This is a fascinating compilation of medical, psychological and sociological papers on the spread of ayahuasca use...in Brazil and in several European countries (Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands), as well as the USA....highly recommended for serious students of this subject. - Ralph Metzner, Ph.D, psychologist and author of Sacred Vine of Spirits: Ayahuasca *** ...provides reliable information that has never before appeared in print, ranging from the rain forests of the Amazon to the churches in Western Europe....like it or not, ayahuasca has left the jungle and is here to stay! Read this book and you will understand the importance of its arrival on the global scene. - Dr. Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Alan Watts Professor of Psychology, Saybrook U. *** ...a detailed consideration of the legal situation of ayahuasca...as well as a multidisciplinary assessment of the health implications of its use...a must-read for anyone attempting to understand the global implications of ayahuasca today. ~ Dr. Michael Winkelman, M.P.H., Ph.D., author of Shamanism: A Biopsychosocial Paradigm of Consciousness and Healing (Series: Performances: Intercultural Studies on Ritual, Play and Theatre - Performanzen: Interkulturelle Studien zu Ritual, Spiel und Theater - Vol. 16)

Qualitative Methods for Health Research

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Author: Judith Green,Nicki Thorogood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293432

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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The Third Edition of this bestselling title is packed full of real-world advice for researchers and students. It is an invaluable introduction to the theoretical and practical essentials needed to design, conduct and appraise qualitative research in health. The book highlights core research skills, taking the reader through the key debates in qualitative methodology. It sets out a logical, easy-to-follow path supported by practical examples ensuring you will find it engaging and relevant. Updates for the new edition include: - a new chapter on effectively combining methods - new material on the practical aspects of securing access to participants, using online data and on selecting an approach for analysis - improved material on reading and appraising literature with detailed exploration of systematic reviews and synthesis - expanded chapters on analysing data, with practical suggestions for moving from descriptive to analytical approaches - an effective mix of classic and contemporary case studies from across health research - expanded summaries, key points and reflective questions designed to help students apply theory to their own research. Clear, thorough and articulate, this is an authoritative introduction to qualitative research for all health professionals and students. Visit the accompanying companion website for additional resources. Judith Green is a Professor in Sociology of Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Nicki Thorogood is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

A Companion to Qualitative Research

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Author: Uwe Flick,Ernst von Kardoff,Ines Steinke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973751

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.

The Nonverbal Communication Reader

Classic and Contemporary Readings

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Author: Laura K. Guerrero,Michael L. Hecht

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 530

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Qualitative Research

Theory, Method and Practice

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Author: David Silverman

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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Building on the global success of the First Edition of Qualitative Research: Theory, Method and Practice, the new edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. It succeeds in providing a comprehensive yet accessible guide to a variety of methodological approaches to qualitative research. Edited by David Silverman, the book brings together a team of internationally-renowned researchers to discuss the theory and practice of qualitative research. In each chapter, the contributors broaden our conception of qualitative research by drawing upon particular examples of data-analysis to advance their analytical arguments.

Qualitative and Quantitative Practical Reasoning

First International Joint Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Practical Reasoning, ECSQARU-FAPR'97, Bad Honnef, Germany, June 9-12, 1997 Proceedings

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Author: International Joint Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Practical Reasoning

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540630951

Category: Computers

Page: 620

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Joint Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Practical Reasoning, ECSQARU-FAPR'97, held in Bad Honnef, Germany, in June 1997. The volume presents 33 revised full papers carefully selected for inclusion in the book by the program committee as well as 12 invited contributions. Among the various aspects of human practical reasoning addressed in the papers are nonmonotonic logics, default reasoning, modal logics, belief function theory, Bayesian networks, fuzzy logic, possibility theory, inference algorithms, dynamic reasoning with partial models, and user modeling approaches.

Sociological Methods

A Sourcebook

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Author: Norman K. Denzin

Publisher: RSM Press

ISBN: 9780202308401

Category: Social Science

Page: 590

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Originally published: Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co., 1970. (Methodological perspectives)

The Princeton Companion to Mathematics

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Author: Timothy Gowers,June Barrow-Green,Imre Leader

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400830398

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1056

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This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern mathematics; explain essential terms and concepts; examine core ideas in major areas of mathematics; describe the achievements of scores of famous mathematicians; explore the impact of mathematics on other disciplines such as biology, finance, and music--and much, much more. Unparalleled in its depth of coverage, The Princeton Companion to Mathematics surveys the most active and exciting branches of pure mathematics. Accessible in style, this is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics as well as for researchers and scholars seeking to understand areas outside their specialties. Features nearly 200 entries, organized thematically and written by an international team of distinguished contributors Presents major ideas and branches of pure mathematics in a clear, accessible style Defines and explains important mathematical concepts, methods, theorems, and open problems Introduces the language of mathematics and the goals of mathematical research Covers number theory, algebra, analysis, geometry, logic, probability, and more Traces the history and development of modern mathematics Profiles more than ninety-five mathematicians who influenced those working today Explores the influence of mathematics on other disciplines Includes bibliographies, cross-references, and a comprehensive index Contributors incude: Graham Allan, Noga Alon, George Andrews, Tom Archibald, Sir Michael Atiyah, David Aubin, Joan Bagaria, Keith Ball, June Barrow-Green, Alan Beardon, David D. Ben-Zvi, Vitaly Bergelson, Nicholas Bingham, Béla Bollobás, Henk Bos, Bodil Branner, Martin R. Bridson, John P. Burgess, Kevin Buzzard, Peter J. Cameron, Jean-Luc Chabert, Eugenia Cheng, Clifford C. Cocks, Alain Connes, Leo Corry, Wolfgang Coy, Tony Crilly, Serafina Cuomo, Mihalis Dafermos, Partha Dasgupta, Ingrid Daubechies, Joseph W. Dauben, John W. Dawson Jr., Francois de Gandt, Persi Diaconis, Jordan S. Ellenberg, Lawrence C. Evans, Florence Fasanelli, Anita Burdman Feferman, Solomon Feferman, Charles Fefferman, Della Fenster, José Ferreirós, David Fisher, Terry Gannon, A. Gardiner, Charles C. Gillispie, Oded Goldreich, Catherine Goldstein, Fernando Q. Gouvêa, Timothy Gowers, Andrew Granville, Ivor Grattan-Guinness, Jeremy Gray, Ben Green, Ian Grojnowski, Niccolò Guicciardini, Michael Harris, Ulf Hashagen, Nigel Higson, Andrew Hodges, F. E. A. Johnson, Mark Joshi, Kiran S. Kedlaya, Frank Kelly, Sergiu Klainerman, Jon Kleinberg, Israel Kleiner, Jacek Klinowski, Eberhard Knobloch, János Kollár, T. W. Körner, Michael Krivelevich, Peter D. Lax, Imre Leader, Jean-François Le Gall, W. B. R. Lickorish, Martin W. Liebeck, Jesper Lützen, Des MacHale, Alan L. Mackay, Shahn Majid, Lech Maligranda, David Marker, Jean Mawhin, Barry Mazur, Dusa McDuff, Colin McLarty, Bojan Mohar, Peter M. Neumann, Catherine Nolan, James Norris, Brian Osserman, Richard S. Palais, Marco Panza, Karen Hunger Parshall, Gabriel P. Paternain, Jeanne Peiffer, Carl Pomerance, Helmut Pulte, Bruce Reed, Michael C. Reed, Adrian Rice, Eleanor Robson, Igor Rodnianski, John Roe, Mark Ronan, Edward Sandifer, Tilman Sauer, Norbert Schappacher, Andrzej Schinzel, Erhard Scholz, Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze, Gordon Slade, David J. Spiegelhalter, Jacqueline Stedall, Arild Stubhaug, Madhu Sudan, Terence Tao, Jamie Tappenden, C. H. Taubes, Rüdiger Thiele, Burt Totaro, Lloyd N. Trefethen, Dirk van Dalen, Richard Weber, Dominic Welsh, Avi Wigderson, Herbert Wilf, David Wilkins, B. Yandell, Eric Zaslow, Doron Zeilberger

Teaching Secondary English

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Author: Mark Pike

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941644

Category: Education

Page: 198

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The author shows how teachers can enable their students to acquire skills and knowledge, as well as to recognize the value of aesthetic experience and emotional literacy.

The New Walford

Guide to Reference Resources

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Author: Ray Lester

Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781856044981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 699

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The New Walford highlights the best resources to use when undertaking a search for accurate and relevant information, saving you precious time and effort. For those looking for a selective and evaluative reference resource that really delivers on its promise, look no further. In addition to print sources, The New Walford naturally covers an extensive range of e-reference sources such as digital databanks, digital reference services, electronic journal collections, meta-search engines, networked information services, open archives, resource discovery services and websites of premier organizations in both the public and private sectors. But rather than supplying a list of all available known resources as a web search engine might, The New Walford subject specialists have carefully selected and evaluated available resources to provide a definitive list of the most appropriate and useful.With an emphasis on quality and sustainability the subject specialists have been careful to assess the differing ways that information is framed and communicated in different subject areas. As a result the resource evaluations in each subject area are prefaced by an introductory overview of the structure of the relevant literature. This ensures that The New Walford is clear, easy-to-use and intuitive.Editorial Board:Chair: Ray LesterPeter Clinch; Helen Edwards; Heather Dawson; Susan TarrantSubject Specialists:Wendy Buckle; Patricia Budgen; Peter Chapman; Sheila Corrall; Jonathan Cowley; Heather Dawson; Gillian Dwyer; Tracey Ellis; Gwyneth Price; Lynne Seddon; Angela UptonCompiled by leading subject specialists from internationally renowned organizations, Volume 2 covers 15 broad subject groupings:• Social Sciences (generic)• Psychology• Sociology• Social Work & Social Welfare• Politics• Government• Law• Finance, Accountancy & Taxation• Industries & Utilities• Business & Management• Education & Learning• Sport• Media & Communications• Information & Library Sciences• Tools for Information Professionals.

Slide:ology oder die Kunst, brillante Präsentationen zu entwickeln

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Author: Nancy Duarte

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 3897219395

Category: Business presentations

Page: 274

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Wie viele Prasentationen haben Sie in Ihrem Berufsleben bereits verfolgt? Und Hand aufs Herz: Wie viele davon haben einen bleibenden Eindruck bei Ihnen hinterlassen? Wirklich gute Prasentationen sind noch immer die Ausnahme, denn nur selten werden die Moglichkeiten dieses Mediums optimal genutzt. Wer sein Publikum nachhaltig uberzeugen mochte, muss seine Ideen verdichten und in stimmige Bilder umsetzen. slide: ology setzt hier an und fuhrt Sie in die Kunst des visuellen Erzahlens ein. Die Autorin Nancy Duarte wei, wovon sie spricht: Sie leitet Duarte Design, das Unternehmen, das unter anderem die Slide-Show in Al Gores Oscar-pramiertem Film Eine unbequeme Wahrheit entwickelt hat. In slide: ology gewahrt sie tiefe Einblicke in ihr umfangreiches Wissen als Designerin. Anhand von Fallstudien bringt sie Ihnen daruber hinaus die Visualisierungsstrategien einiger der erfolgreichsten Unternehmen der Welt nahe. slide: ology zeigt Ihnen unter anderem, wie Sie: - Ihr Publikum gezielt ansprechen - Ihre Ideen auf den Punkt bringen und ein stimmiges Design entwickeln - Ihre Aussagen mit Farben, Bildern und pragnantem Text unterstutzen - Grafiken erstellen, die Ihren Zuhorern das Verstandnis erleichtern - Prasentationstechnologien optimal nutzen