ERP Systems and Organisational Change

Author: Bernard Grabot
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781848001831
Format: PDF
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ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems are now the backbone of the information systems in public and private sector organisations. Yet difficulties remain. This book provides a unique and comprehensive insight into ERP systems, from both a social and a technical viewpoint. Without trying to build an artificial consensus, several case studies are commented upon alternatively with a technical and social view, showing how the same facts can have different interpretations.

Succeeding With Your Literature Review A Handbook For Students

Author: Oliver, Paul
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335243681
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The task of researching and writing a literature review is complex. This text provides comprehensive, practical guidance on the process of researching a range of relevant literature on a subject, then planning and writing a literature review.

The Basics of Communication Research

Author: Leslie A. Baxter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534507786
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Combining the time tested classical work of Earl Babbie with the insights of one of the most recognized and respected names in speech communication research, THE BASICS OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH is the book for the Communication research methods course. With the authors' collective experience teaching research methods and as active researchers themselves you will find this text to be the authoritative text for your course. The authors frame research as a way of knowing, and provide balanced treatment to both quantitative and qualitative research traditions in communication research and present it in a student friendly and engaging format. It provides in-depth treatment of the role of reasoning in the research enterprise and how this reasoning process plays itself out in planning and writing a research proposal and report. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation A Road Map From Beginning to End

Author: Linda Dale Bloomberg
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452202702
Format: PDF
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Graduate students often struggle with turning qualitative research projects into a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation because the research itself is inherently messy. Completing Your Qualitative Dissertation: A Roadmap From Beginning to End, Second Edition helps address that challenge. Linda Dale Bloomberg and Marie Volpe have distilled decades of experience of dissertation advisement and successful doctoral defenses into this highly practical reference for graduate students. They focus on finding and articulating a clear research problem, purpose, and questions; laying out a research design that will lead to gathering the right kind of data and support the right kind of analysis; and writing up and defending the study. To help, they provide working tools, an integrative summary discussion at the end of each chapter, comprehensive checkists, and an annotated bibliography in each chapter.

Securing Web Services Practical Usage of Standards and Specifications

Author: Periorellis, Panos
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599046419
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This book collects a complete set of studies addressing the security and dependability challenges of Web services and the development of protocols to meet them. Encompassing a complete range of topics including specifications for message level security, transactions, and identity management, it enables libraries to provide researchers an authoritative guide to a most challenging technological topic"--Provided by publisher.

International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation

Author: Tali Gal
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199367000
Format: PDF, Docs
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The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has inspired advocates and policy makers across the globe, injecting children's rights terminology into various public and private arenas. Children's right to participate in decision-making processes affecting their lives is the acme of the Convention and its central contribution to the children's rights discourse. At the same time the participation right presents enormous challenges in its implementation. Laws, regulations and mechanisms addressing children's right to participate in decision-making processes affecting their lives have been established in many jurisdictions across the globe. Yet these worldwide developments have only rarely been accompanied with empirical investigations. The effectiveness of various policies in achieving meaningful participation for children of different ages, cultures and circumstances have remained largely unproven empirically. Therefore, with the growing awareness of the importance of evidence-based policies, it becomes clear that without empirical investigations on the implementation of children's right to participation it is difficult to promote their effective inclusion in decision making. This book provides a much-needed, first broad portrayal of how child participation is implemented in practice today. Bringing together 19 chapters written by prominent authors from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Israel, the book includes descriptions of programs that engage children and youth in decision-making processes, as well as insightful findings regarding what children, their families, and professionals think about these programs. Beyond their contribution to the empirical evidence on ways children engage in decision-making processes, the volume's chapters contribute to the theoretical development of the meaning of "participation," "citizenship," "inclusiveness," and "relational rights" in regards to children and youth. There is no matching to the book's scope both in terms of its breadth of subjects and the diversity of jurisdictions it covers. The book's chapters include experiences of child participation in special education, child protection, juvenile justice, restorative justice, family disputes, research, and policy making.