Keywords In Qualitative Methods

Author: Michael Bloor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877559
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An essential companion for students across the social and health sciences, this text provides a wide-ranging coverage of qualitative methods complemented by extended illustration from the array of academic disciplines in which qualitative research is found and employed. Written in a lively and reader-friendly style, the guide covers a comprehensive range of topics, including: - a concise definition of the method - a description of distinctive features - examples to convey the flavour of a technique or principle - a critical and reflective evaluation of the method or approach under consideration - cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary - a list of key readings

Building Research Design In Education

Author: Lorna Hamilton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350019526
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Building Research Design in Education provides insights into the ways in which foundational knowledge of research and research processes can be applied in order to build rigorous research design. If your research is to have meaning and value, this text will enable you to make informed choices decisions about your design, bearing in mind the complex ideas and theoretical framing needed to underpin it. Drawing on the research expertise of the contributors, this text initially introduces the foundations for differing ideas around epistemology and ontology, then splits into four parts looking at quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research approaches as well as other possibilities for research, including newer or emerging forms of research. Throughout, good research design is shown as taking many shapes with its premise always being rooted in a clear understanding of what is known and what is knowable according to the researcher's world view, in harmony with epistemological and ontological roots. Chapters include learning activities, case examples of international research, essential reading, as well as further advanced reading suggestions, and online resources with additional exemplars and activities. This book is for the advanced student who already has an insight into the basics of research and is wanting to ensure a robust approach to research construction and reflection.

Key Concepts In Nursing And Healthcare Research

Author: Annette McIntosh-Scott
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446296067
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This book provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics of nursing and healthcare research.

The Sage Handbook Of Mental Health And Illness

Author: David Pilgrim
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446209687
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The SAGE Handbook of Mental Health and Illness is a landmark volume, which integrates the conceptual, empirical and evidence-based threads of mental health as an area of study, research and practice. It approaches mental health from two perspectives - firstly as a positive state of well-being and personal and social functioning and secondly as psychological difference or abnormality in its social context. Unique features include: - a broad and inclusive view of the field, providing depth and breadth for the reader - a team of international, multi-disciplinary editors and contributors, and - discussion of the many of the unresolved debates in the field about constructs and causes. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for postgraduate students, academics and researchers studying mental health in disciplines such as psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and sociology.

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The New Walford

Author: Ray Lester
Publisher: Library Assn Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781856044981
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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.

The Handbook Of Scholarly Writing And Publishing

Author: Tonette S. Rocco
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470949214
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The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing is a groundbreaking resource that offers emerging and experienced scholars from all disciplines a comprehensive review of the essential elements needed to craft scholarly papers and other writing suitable for submission to academic journals. The authors discuss the components of different types of manuscripts, explain the submission process, and offer readers suggestions for working with editors and coauthors, dealing with rejection, and rewriting and resubmitting their work. They include advice for developing quality writing skills, outline the fundamentals of a good review, and offer guidance for becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer. "One of those rare books that will teach you something new every time you pick it up. It belongs on the desks of emerging scholars and writing professors everywhere."—Nancy L. Zimpher, chancellor, The State University of New York "Rocco and Hatcher have done every scholar, doctoral student, and committee chair a huge favor by putting this book together. Now in one place we can find resources to help graduate students and scholars get over their writing blocks and fear of writing, and learn how to write successfully."—Alan L. Carsrud, Loretta Rogers Chair of Entrepreneurship Research, Ryerson University, and associate editor, Journal of Small Business Management "This handbook performs a valuable service by collecting the wisdom of scholars from different disciplines and countries and offering publishing guidance that is both rigorous and systematic. Everyone who writes for scholarly publication will benefit from the insights provided by this book."—Tom Radko, editor, Journal of Scholarly Publishing