The Hard-pressed Researcher

A research handbook for the caring professions

Author: Anne Edwards,Robin Talbot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317878388

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Working in the fields of education, health and social care demands a great deal of energy, effort and commitment on the part of the practitioner or trainee. When a research project is added to a workload the pressures can be great, particulary if the would-be-researcher is not confident about the process involved. The Hard-pressed Researcher provides practical guidance on how to undertake a research project. It has been written specially for practitioners and students in the fields of education, health and social care and assumes no specific knowledge of the research process. This revised and updated version of the first edition covers the major modes of research (experimental research, survey work, case study, interpretative research and action research) and provides step-by-step guidance from conceptualization through to report writing. Each chapter provides sources for further reading and the book ends with a series of statistical tables. All those studying or working in the caring professions will welcome the very straightforward and sympathetic approach of the authors, both of whom have considerable experience in the supervision of research work.
Posted in Social Science

Key Ideas in Educational Research

Author: David Scott,Marlene Morrison

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826495699

Category: Education

Page: 302

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120 essays give definitions, use, and references for educational research terms.
Posted in Education

A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing E-Book

Author: Dr Jim Richardson,Edward Alan Glasper

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044407

Category: Medical

Page: 776

View: 9836

nurse for life – electronic access only Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books through nurse for life, allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book through nurse for life. Book description This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Covering the full age and specialty spectrum this text brings together for the first time, individual chapters from among the most respected children's nurses. This textbook is rooted in child-centred health care within a family context and draws upon best contemporary practice throughout the UK and further afield. This innovative text harnesses new design parameters in enquiry-based/problem-based learning, providing up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. In an exciting addition each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Each chapter offers readers additional material on an Evolve website. Full Microsoft PowerPoint presentations augment the written chapters and provide extra information that includes case studies, moving image, photographs and text. Aims, objectives, learning outcomes, a summary box in each chapter and key points assist learning and understanding Professional conversation boxes enliven the text on the page and make it more interesting to dip into Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Case studies help to relate theory to practice Prompts to promote reflective practice Activity boxes/suggested visits Evidence based practice boxes which highlight key research studies, annotated bibliographies including details of web-sites and full contemporary references to the evidence base Resource lists including recommended web-site addresses
Posted in Medical

Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research E-Book

Skills and Strategies

Author: Aarthi Ramlaul

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048283

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 5454

All you need to successfully undertake a research project! This exciting new book provides radiography students and practitioners with the key skills and strategies required to undertake research within medical imaging and radiotherapy. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are covered and guidance given on the entire research process - from literature researching, information management and literature evaluation, through to data collection, data analysis and writing up. Specific instruction is given on the structure and presentation of dissertations, writing articles for publication and on presentation skills for presenting at conferences. FEATURES Tailored to meet the specific needs of radiography students plus practitioners undertaking research Includes practice tips and pitfalls to avoid Covers how to apply for research funding for larger scale projects Practical examples throughout clarify the concepts Accompanying EVOLVE website EVOLVE website An accompanying website includes interactive examples of how to use the statistics tests discussed within the text. Tailored to meet needs of radiography and medical imaging students and practitioners undertaking research Accompanying website includes 10 examples on how to use descriptive and inferential statistics packages with interactive 10-step exercises and video clips on how to start up the packages Case examples throughout clarify concepts.
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The Sociology of Healthcare

A Reader for Health Professionals

Author: Sarah Earle,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113726585X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 5534

A comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary readings in the sociology of health. The Sociology of Healthcare will stimulate debate, reflexive practice and critical thinking in applied sociology and is aimed at the teaching and learning needs of both lecturers and students.
Posted in Social Science

Reflective Action Planning for Teachers

A Guide to Teacher-led School and Professional Development

Author: David Frost

Publisher: David Fulton Pub

ISBN: 9781853464942

Category: Education

Page: 101

View: 4570

Aiming to help teachers make a fuller contribution to school development, this text provides a guide to reflective action planning, a teacher-led system for initiating and sustaining educational change. The book also aims to provide higher education tutors, external consultants, LEA advisers and school managers with guidelines for establishing cost-effective school-based support and accreditation for school development work. Facsimiles, checklists, formats and other tools are used in the context of a school-based support programme.
Posted in Education

Doing your education research project

Author: Neil Burton,Mark Brundrett,Marion Jones

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 9706

"While many scholars write about the importance of practitioner research, few have offered practitioners practical and accessible guidance about the nuts and bolts of researching practice. This volume contributes greatly to filling this void." -James P. Spillane, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin, Northwestern University Doing Your Education Research Project guides you through the whole process of successfully organising and completing your education research project. The authors aim to provide you with the confidence and skills to engage in research which leads to qualification and can genuinely inform decision making. By establishing links between the teaching and research processes, the authors show how to adopt a robust approach to research which will ensure that your research project has a secure focus, conceptual framework and methodology. Key topics covered are: Planning and preparation Carrying out practical research Reporting and gathering evidence Presentation and analysis Putting research back into practice Intended Audience: The book is relevant to all students on undergraduate teacher training courses and educational professionals doing research either as part of a professional and academic qualification or for self and organisational improvement.
Posted in Education

Practitioner research

the reflexive social worker

Author: Roger Fuller,Alison Petch

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335193233

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 9139

Posted in Political Science

Libri

Author: Jean Anker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 7173

Vols. 4-24 include Communications of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA-FIAB).
Posted in Library science

Resettlement from Large Psychiatric Hospital to Small Community Residence

One Step to Freedom?

Author: R. V. E. Forrester-Jones,Gordon W. B. Grant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 1654

This book renders an account of the social lives of people with long-term mental illnesses based on an analysis of their discourses and everyday experiences. Exploring social networks within and beyond the immediate care environment, this book aims to redress the balance between the wealth of knowledge of clinical medicine and the neglected research area of necessary social support.
Posted in Social Science

Doing Research with Children

Author: Anne D Greig,Jayne Taylor

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 7541

`The precise way in which the authors take the reader through the processes of doing research is helpful to anyone embarking on research with children, so EPs in training, who have chosen children as their subjects for research, would find this book helpful. Practising EPs are recommended to borrow a copy from their localuUniversity library when considering a child-centered research project' - Educational Psychology This book provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to undertaking a research project with children. Divided into three sections, the first introduces the main theories and approaches in doing research with children. In the second part, the different frameworks and techn
Posted in Psychology

Family Support and Family Centre Services

Issues, Research and Evaluation in the UK, USA and Hong Kong

Author: Andrew Pithouse,Sarah Lindsell,Monit Cheung

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: 9781859721094

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

View: 2088

The aim of this book is to identify and explore key themes and issues around the realm of welfare practice in child and family social work - that is, family centre services and related community-based types of provision. The text addresses the impact and effectiveness of family centres in supporting children, families and communities. Emphasis is placed on community based supportive/preventive family services and those that provide a closed access and therapeutic service aimed at families referred by social workers where children are at risk of abuse. Throughout, the focus is on best practice exemplified by research findings of family centre impacts and outcomes in the UK, the USA and Hong Kong.
Posted in Political Science

Small-Scale Research

Pragmatic Inquiry in Social Science and the Caring Professions

Author: Peter T Knight

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 1172

Small-Scale Research is a direct, comprehensive guide for students doing theses, dissertations, papers and projects. It works through the central methods of inquiry and demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
Posted in Social Science

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Posted in American literature

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 1585

Posted in English literature

The Cumulative Book Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 7593

Posted in American literature

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Posted in American literature

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography,Arny, Rose

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States Imprints

Page: N.A

View: 2364

Posted in United States Imprints

Children, Dogs and Education

Caring for, Learning Alongside, and Gaining Support from Canine Companions

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319778455

Category: Education

Page: 366

View: 6347

This book brings together authoritative information about the child/dog bond as it is manifested with family dogs, visiting therapy dogs, and service dogs trained to assist children with disabilities. Despite the widely accepted view that participating in a dog’s care and interacting with dogs in behaviorally healthy ways is a route to becoming responsible and compassionate, research on this complex dynamic is difficult to design, time-consuming to collect, and challenging to analyze. This volume synthesizes theory, research, and practice, bringing all to bear upon child/dog interactions in homes, schools, libraries, and the community at large. Children, Dogs and Education serves as a handbook for a diverse group of adults who seek to build positive relationships between children and dogs—parents/families, professional dog trainers, teachers, librarians, mental health professionals, health care professionals, and university faculty. The study of interactions between human and nonhuman animals has captured the imagination of an international community of researchers from many different fields and professions. Even though dogs are ubiquitous in the lives of most children, studies of children’s interactions with dogs in families and communities are lacking. Most of the previous research on the human-canine bond has focused on adolescents and adults or, even when younger children are the focus, it has tended to rely on parents to speak for children. There are three features of this book that make it unique. First, it goes beyond exploring the child/dog bond to examine additional important issues, including: children’s concepts of responsible care, their ability to interpret dogs’ behavioral cues, and their ideas about canine behavioral issues/training. Second, unlike most other work to date, it represents children’s voices through cases, interviews, and drawings. Finally, the contributors to this edited work use their collective wisdom to draw educational implications and suggest direction in preparing the next generation of dog guardians.
Posted in Education