Asking the Right Questions

A Guide to Critical Thinking

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Author: M. Neil Browne,Stuart M. Keeley

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0321964233

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Used in a variety of courses in various disciplines, Asking the Right Questions helps students bridge the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information, and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis. Specifically, this concise text teaches students to think critically by exploring the components of arguments--issues, conclusions, reasons, evidence, assumptions, language--and on how to spot fallacies and manipulations and obstacles to critical thinking in both written and visual communication. It teaches them to respond to alternative points of view and develop a solid foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject.

Understanding the Media

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Author: Eoin Devereux

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446293319

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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"This is a lucid and lively introduction to key concepts and developments in media and media studies. The new edition, with updated case studies and a good range of online reading, is a valuable resource for both students and lecturers." - Chindu Sreedharan, Bournemouth University "Has expanded the possibilities of what a textbook can be. Incisive questions framed through accessible and detailed examples provide a platform for a wealth of different activities that engage readers in the critical study of media." - Dr Daniel Ashton, Bath Spa University "Accessibly written and very well-structured, the book will be one of those you go back to time and time again throughout your studies. In addition it also offers that much-needed, little-found extra in a textbook: critical engagement with media and society. A joy for those of us teaching the subject. - Joke Hermes, University of Amsterdam How much of our media experience is shaped by the profit motive of media conglomerates? How much freedom and power do we have as members of an increasingly fragmented media audience? How do the media influence what we understand about friendship, globalization and even our own selves? This book teaches students how to ask critical questions of the media, and gives them the analytical tools to answer those questions. By gaining a rich understanding of how the media play a role in society, both in giving pleasures and creating power relationships, students are encouraged to become critical thinkers. Understanding the Media: Teaches the theoretical foundations and key concepts students need to get started on their own media studies Brings concepts to life with examples and case studies on everything from Harry Potter and Big Brother to the Occupy movement Shows the ‘how to’ with guided exercises and improves essay writing with a guide to the research literature Helps students take learning further with guided free online readings This is an essential guide to the how and why of understanding the media, perfect for students in media studies, sociology, cultural studies and communication studies. Companion Website now available! Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/devereux3e for a range of student and lecturer resources.

Thinking Ahead

Engaging All Teachers in Critical Thinking

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Author: Paul A. Wagner,Daphne Johnson,Frank Fair,Daniel Fasko, Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475841027

Category: Education

Page: 170

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This book brings dialogic and critical thinking into practice.

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States, 11th Edition

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Author: James R. Knickman, PhD,Anthony R. Kovner, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826125271

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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"Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States is one of the stronger health policy texts on the market. Readers and instructors looking for an up-to-date, broad-based overview of US health policy should strongly consider using the book."--The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (From reviews of the 10th Edition.) "Health care managers, practitioners, and students must both operate as effectively as they can the daunting and continually evolving system at hand and identify opportunities for reform advances Health Care Delivery in the US has been an indispensable companion to those preparing to manage this balance. The present edition demonstrates once again why this volume has come to be so prized. It takes the long view - charting recent developments in health policy, and putting them side-by-side with descriptions and analysis of existing programs in the US and abroad." Sherry Glied, PhD Dean and Professor of Public Service, NYU Wagner From the Foreword Named a 2013 Doody's Medical Reviews Essential Purchase! This fully updated and revised 11th edition of a highly esteemed survey and analysis of health care delivery in the U.S. keeps pace with the rapid changes that are reshaping our system. Fundamentally, this new edition presents the realities that impact our nation's achievement of the so-called Triple Aim: better health and better care at a lower cost. It addresses challenges and responses to the Accountable Care Act, the implementation of Obamacare, and many new models of care designed to replace outmoded systems. Contributions by leading scholars, practitioners, and educators within population health and medical care present the most up-to-date evidence-based information on health disparities, vulnerable populations, and immigrant health; nursing workforce challenges; new information technology; preventative medicine; emerging approaches to control health care costs, and much more. Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students of health care management and administration and public health, the text addresses all of the complex core issues surrounding our health care system in a strikingly readable and accessible format. Contributors provide an in-depth and objective appraisal of why and how we organize health care the way we do, the enormous impact of health-related behaviors on the structure, function, and cost of the health care delivery system, and other emerging and recurrent issues in health policy, health care management, and public health. The 11th edition features the writings of such luminaries as Michael Gusmanno, Carolyn Clancy, Joanne Spetz, Nirav Shah, Sherry Glied, Michael Sparer, and Christy LeMak, among others. Chapters include key words, learning objectives and competencies, discussion questions, case studies, and additional resources. Included for instructors is a Manual, Power Point Slides, Syllabus, Test Bank, Image Bank, Supplemental e-chapter on the ACA, and a transition guide bridging the 10th and 11th editions. New to the Eleventh Edition: Comprehensive coverage of the ACA and its impact on each aspect of the U.S. health care system woven throughout the book The implementation of Obamacare Combines acute and chronic care into organizations of medical care Nursing workforce challenges Health disparities, vulnerable populations, and immigrant health New models of care including ACOs, Patient Homes, Health Exchanges, and Integrated Health Systems Strategies to achieve the Triple Aim (better health and better care at lower cost) Emerging societal efforts toward creating healthy environments and illness prevention Increasing incentives for efficiency and better quality of care Multiple new charts and tables with concrete health care data Expanded discussion of i

Beef Production and Management Decisions

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Author: Thomas G. Field

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134602757

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 736

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Current, authoritative, balanced coverage of the issues impacting the beef industry. The hallmark text Beef Production and Management Decisions, 6/e, examines the most current and critical biological, ecological, financial, and marketing issues impacting the beef industry today. This updated edition includes concepts of beef quality assurance and devotes chapters to the management of information, the traditions of the business, and the future of the industry. Integrating a management systems viewpoint while drawing on the author’s industry and academic experience to explore the challenges of the industry, this text is a must for any professional library. The new edition is expanded and features 85% new images and more than 60% new tables; the latest industry demographics across the supply chain in the United States and with other major global players; a significant increase in management-oriented information in several areas; comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of the stocker sector; and increased online resource suggestions.

"How Much Can I Make?"

Actual Sales and Profit Potential for Your Small Business

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Author: Genevieve Graves,Minjia Qiu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 446

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One of the franchise industry's leading experts offers critical information on over 150 franchises in 46 industry categories, from food, health, and fitness to retail and real estate.

Mass communication research

on problems and policies : the art of asking the right questions : in honor of James D. Halloran

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Author: Cees J. Hamelink,Olga Linné

Publisher: Ablex Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

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This book pays special tribute to Professor James D. Halloran at his retirement after 18 years as president of the International Association for Mass Communication Research. Each chapter is a succinct learning unit in the field of mass communications.