Enhancing Communication Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research

Author: Michael O'Rourke
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323110
Format: PDF
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Enhancing Communication & Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research, edited by Michael O'Rourke, Stephen Crowley, Sanford D. Eigenbrode, and J. D. Wulfhorst, is a volume of previously unpublished, state-of-the-art chapters on interdisciplinary communication and collaboration written by leading figures and promising junior scholars in the world of interdisciplinary research, education, and administration. Designed to inform both teaching and research, this innovative book covers the spectrum of interdisciplinary activity, offering a timely emphasis on collaborative interdisciplinary work. The book’s four main parts focus on theoretical perspectives, case studies, communication tools, and institutional perspectives, while a final chapter ties together the various strands that emerge in the book and defines trend-lines and future research questions for those conducting work on interdisciplinary communication.

The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199933634
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offering a variety of innovative methods and tools, The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date presentation on multi- and mixed-methods research available. Written in clear and concise language by leading scholars in the field, it enhances and disrupts traditional ways of asking and addressing complex research questions. Topics include an overview of theory, paradigms, and scientific inquiry; a guide to conducting a multi- and mixed-methods research study from start to finish; current uses of multi- and mixed-methods research across academic disciplines and research fields; the latest technologies and how they can be incorporated into study design; and a presentation of multiple perspectives on the key remaining debates. Each chapter in the volume is structured to include state-of-the-art research examples that cross a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary research settings. In addition, the Handbook offers multiple quantitative and qualitative theoretical and interdisciplinary visions and praxis. Researchers, faculty, graduate students, and policy makers will appreciate the exceptional, timely, and critical coverage in this Handbook, which deftly addresses the interdisciplinary and complex questions that a diverse set of research communities are facing today.

Interdisciplinary Research

Author: Allen F. Repko
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506330495
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Third Edition of Interdisciplinary Research: Process and Theory offers a comprehensive and systematic presentation of the interdisciplinary research process and the theory that informs it. Authors Allen F. Repko and Rick Szostak illustrate each step of the decision-making process by drawing on student and professional work from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and applied fields. Designed for active learning and problem-based approaches as well as for more traditional approaches, the book now includes more examples from real student research projects and adds more tables and figures to enliven the discussion.

Encyclopedia of Nursing Research Third Edition

Author: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107516
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Named a 2013 Doody's Essential Purchase! Named a "Choice Outstanding Academic Title" for 2007 and an "AJN Book of the Year" The award-winning Encyclopedia of Nursing Research, now in its third edition, is the comprehensive resource for tracking developments in the field. With over 20 new areas of research, and meticulous updates of original entries, the encyclopedia presents key terms and concepts and their application to practice. Pithy entries provide the most relevant and current research perspectives, and will be a starting point for future content and references. Nurse researchers, educators, students, and all clinical specialties will find the encyclopedia an important introduction to the breadth of nursing research today. New topics include NIH-funded research areas, a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals, addictions care, palliative care, translational science, simulation, trauma care, family-centered care, mild cognitive impairment, active surveillance for cancer care, workplace and empowerment research, nurse engagement, nurse-physician collaboration, CAM and empowerment research, spirituality, synthesis and action research, mixed methods research, systematic review, ethnopharmacology, and more. Key Features: Includes NIH-funded research topics Provides a comprehensive survey of major nursing research journals Adds over 20 new areas of research and updates original entries Written by over 200 nursing research experts Organized alphabetically for easy access to information

Pairing Based Cryptography Pairing 2010

Author: Marc Joye
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642174558
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Pairing-Based Cryptography, Pairing 2010, held in Yamanaka Hot Spring, Japan, in December 2010. The 25 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 64 submissions. The contributions are organized in topical sections on: efficient software implementation; digital signatures; cryptographic protocols; key agreement; applications - code generation, time-released encryption, and cloud computing; point encoding and pairing-friendly curves; ID-based encryption schemes; and efficient hardware, FPGAs, and algorithms.

Fostering Research on the Economic and Social Impacts of Information Technology

Author: Steering Committee on Research Opportunities Relating to Economic and Social Impacts of Computing and Communications
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309521750
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The tremendous growth in use of information technology (IT) has led to an increased interest in understanding its social and economic impacts. This book presents examples of crosscutting research that has been conducted to understand the impact of information technology on personal, community, and business activities. It explores ways in which the use of methodology from economics and social sciences contributes to important advances in understanding these impacts. The book discusses significant research issues and concerns and suggests approaches for fostering increased interdisciplinary research on the impacts of information technology and making the results of this research more accessible to the public and policymakers. This volume is expected to influence funding priorities and levels of support for interdisciplinary research of this kind.

Pairing Based Cryptography Pairing 2013

Author: Zhenfu Cao
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319048732
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pairing-Based Cryptography, Pairing 2013, held in Beijing, China, in November 2013. The 14 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 59 submissions. As in previous years, the focus of Pairing 2013 is on all aspects of pairing-based cryptography, including: cryptographic primitives and protocols, mathematical foundations, software and hardware implementation, as well as applied security.

Conflict and Multimodal Communication

Author: Francesca D'Errico
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319140817
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book explores the use of technology to detect, predict and understand social cues, in order to analyze and prevent conflict. Traditional human sciences approaches are enriched with the latest developments in Social Signal Processing aimed at an automatic understanding of conflict and negotiation. Communication—both verbal and non-verbal, within the context of a conflict—is studied with the aim of promoting the use of intelligent machines that automatically measure and understand the escalation of conflict, and are able to manage it, in order to support the negotiation process. Particular attention is paid to the integration of human sciences findings with computational approaches, from the application of correct methodologies for the collection of valid data to the development of computational approaches inspired by research on verbal and multimodal communication. In the words of the trade unionist Pierre Carniti, "We should reevaluate conflict, since without conflict there is no social justice." With this in mind, this volume does not approach conflict simply as an obstacle to be overcome, but as a concept to be fully analyzed. The philosophical, linguistic and psychological aspects of conflict, once understood, can be used to promote conflict management as a means for change and social justice.