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

Accessibility and Active Offer

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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It is imperative that we train leaders who are able to intervene efficiently with service users and to support a better organization of the workplace. It is especially important to look at the many issues related to postsecondary training and human resources, such as recruiting and keeping these leading professionals. Accessibility and Active Offer thus combines theory and empirical data to help future professionals understand the workplace issues of accessibility and active offer of minority-language services. This English-language adaptation of Accessibilité et offre active features an additional chapter by Richard Bourhis on issues specific to Anglophone communities in Québec. This multidisciplinary collective work is the first to unite researchers in health, social work, sociology, political science, public administration, law and education, in order to gain more thorough knowledge of linguistic issues in health and social services, as well as of active offer of French-language services.

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)

Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia

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Author: T. Muller,J. Adamson,P. Brown,S. Herder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137449403

Category: Education

Page: 331

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In EFL contexts, an absence of chances to develop fluency in the language classroom can lead to marked limitations in English proficiency. This volume explores fluency development from a number of different perspectives, investigating measurements and classroom strategies for promoting its development.

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 new Blackwell companion to social theory

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Author: Bryan S. Turner

Publisher: Blackwell Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 618

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"The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory" builds on the success of "The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory," second edition (2000) providing a comprehensive guide to the principal traditions of social theory, whilst also exploring critical contemporary issues and engaging sociology with other major areas of the social sciences. Bringing together leading scholars from various branches of social theory, this authoritative new collection covers areas from classical sociology to actor network theory and structuralism to the sociology of the body. The book also emphasizes certain key areas of sociology which have had an important impact in shaping the discipline as a whole, such as feminist social theory, economic sociology, and the sociology of religion. The "New Companion" argues for a restoration and invigoration of the role of social theory in contemporary sociology, if the discipline is to remain dynamic, critical and relevant.

Grounded theory

Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung

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Author: Anselm L. Strauss,Juliet M. Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621272650

Category: Grounded theory

Page: 227

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Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.

Die Street Corner Society

Die Sozialstruktur eines Italienerviertels

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Author: William Foote Whyte

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110809648

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

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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 Interviews

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Author: Sabina Misoch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110354616

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.

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)

slide:ology - Oder die Kunst, brillante Präsentationen zu entwickeln

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Author: Nancy Duarte

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 3868996400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Wie viele Präsentationen haben Sie in Ihrem Berufsleben bereits verfolgt? Und Hand aufs Herz: Wie viele davon haben einen bleibenden Eindruck bei Ihnen hinterlassen? Wirklich gute Präsentationen sind noch immer die Ausnahme, denn nur selten werden die Möglichkeiten dieses Mediums optimal genutzt. Wer sein Publikum nachhaltig überzeugen möchte, muss seine Ideen verdichten und in stimmige Bilder umsetzen. slide:ology setzt hier an und führt Sie in die Kunst des visuellen Erzählens ein. Die Autorin Nancy Duarte weiß, wovon sie spricht: Sie leitet Duarte Design, das Unternehmen, das unter anderem die Slide-Show in Al Gores Oscar-prämiertem Film Eine unbequeme Wahrheit entwickelt hat. In slide:ology gewährt sie tiefe Einblicke in ihr umfangreiches Wissen als Designerin. Anhand von Fallstudien bringt sie Ihnen darüber 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 prägnantem Text unterstützen - Grafiken erstellen, die Ihren Zuhörern das Verständnis erleichtern - Präsentationstechnologien optimal nutzen

Die Fünfte Computer-Generation

Künstliche Intelligenz und die Herausforderung Japans an die Welt

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Author: FEIGENBAUM,MCCORDUCK

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034865287

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 322

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