Foundations for Research

Author: Kathleen B. deMarrais
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135656053
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designed for introductory research courses in the professional fields and social sciences, this text acquaints students and beginning researchers with a broad view of research methodologies and an understanding of the assumptions that inform each of these approaches. More experienced researchers will also find the book useful in acquainting them with methodologies and theoretical frameworks that are new to them. The text is distinguished by its avoidance of using the discreet categories of qualitative and quantitative methods to organize the chapters. While some chapter authors rely more on one or the other, many employ multiple methodologies to investigate particular problems and questions. Further, the book is not organized into single, contradictory positivist-interpretivist categories of research; chapter authors often situate methodologies within a variety of, and sometimes multiple, theoretical positions, particularly as these approaches are shaped by the historical context of social science research. Focus points in Foundations for Research: Methods of Inquiry in Education and the Social Sciences: *research ethics. *intertwined relationship of theory and research design. *systematic examination of ways to design and implement high-quality, trustworthy research across varying research designs. *specific methods for implementing research within various frameworks. *pedagogical strategies.

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Reading

Author: Rebecca Sandak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135066647
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This special issue of Scientific Studies of Reading highlights the great deal of progress that has been made recently in understanding the neurobiological foundations of basic processes in reading. The papers demonstrate how functional neuroimaging techniques have provided novel insights into how reading works in the brain, and how these processes may be disorganized in reading disorders. Importantly, they illustrate that understanding how reading works in the brain is not a simple end-goal, but rather reveals new phenomena that will serve to constrain theories of reading. Although these articles make clear that full understanding of these processes is well off in the distance, the editors hope that they will inspire further collaboration between reading researchers and neuroscientists.

Interdependente Routinen

Author: Waldemar Kremser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658152761
Format: PDF, Docs
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Waldemar Kremser geht davon aus, dass die zunehmende Fokussierung der Routinenforschung auf die Einzelroutine die Essenz von Organisationen, die Formen und Folgen von Arbeitsteilung, verpasst. Er zeigt, dass eine einzelne Routine weder in Bezug auf ihre Form noch in Bezug auf ihre Dynamik mit mehreren, interdependenten Routinen vergleichbar ist. Während die neuere Forschung zu Routinen davon ausgeht, dass einzelne Routinen einem kontinuierlichen Wandel unterliegen werden, zeigt diese Arbeit, dass ein Verbund aus arbeitsteilig organisierten Routinen, ein Routinencluster, unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen pfadabhängig werden kann. An Hand eines empirischen Fallbeispiels wird gezeigt, dass ein pfadabhängig gewordener Routinencluster nur noch äußerst schwierig an veränderte Umweltbedingungen angepasst werden kann.

Preventing Human Trafficking

Author: Robert W. Spires
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317076028
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This book explores human trafficking, examining the work of grass-roots, non-profit organizations who educate and rehabilitate human trafficking victims and at-risk youth. Through interviews with staff and children, the author compares the work of two NGOs on-the-ground in Thailand with the work of similar organizations overseas, shedding light on the ways in which they combine educational work with shelter settings to prevent human trafficking, protect young people and attempt to provide a future free of exploitation. Concentrating less on the details of exploitation itself than the work that is being done to prevent exploitation and protect those who have experienced human trafficking, Preventing Human Trafficking explores the many challenges faced by the organizations, their staff and the children they serve. Drawing on rich qualitative research to address significant gaps in our knowledge of the work of NGOs and propose solutions to the problems of trafficking and how to protect its victims, this book will appeal to social scientists and policy makers with interests in criminology, exploitation, people trafficking, non-formal education and the work of NGOs.

Arts Based Research in Education

Author: Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317749650
Format: PDF
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This text introduces readers to definitions and examples of arts-based educational research, presents tensions and questions in the field, and provides exercises for practice. It weaves together critical essays about arts-based research in the literary, visual, and performing arts with examples of artistic products of arts-based research (arts for scholarship’s sake) that illuminate by example. Each artistic example is accompanied by a scholARTist’s statement that includes reflection on how the work of art relates to the scholar’s research interests and practices. Arts-Based Research in Education: Foundations for Practice: helps the reader understand what arts-based research is – tracing the history of the field and providing examples; includes end-of-chapter questions to engage students in practicing arts-based inquiry and to generate class discussion about the material; features a diverse range of contributors -- very established scholars in educational and social science research as well those new to the field; represents a variety of voices – scholars of color, queer and straight orientations, different ages, experience, and nationalities; and presents beautiful illustrations of visual art, data-based poems, plays, short stories, and musical scores. First-of its kind, this volume is intended as a text for arts-based inquiry, qualitative research methods in education, and related courses, and as a resource for faculty, doctoral students, and scholars across the field of social science research methods.

Critical Qualitative Inquiry

Author: Gaile S Cannella
Publisher: Left Coast Press
ISBN: 1629580120
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This comprehensive volume of contemporary, original articles by leading figures in qualitative research places the critical qualitative research in its historical context, describes the current landscape, and offers the opportunities of a critical qualitative inquiry for the future.

Thomson Advantage Psychology

Author: Dennis Coon
Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co
ISBN:
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A psychology text that you'll actually want to read! PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY is guaranteed to spark your curiosity, insight, imagination, and interest. Using the proven SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Relate, and Review) active learning system to help you study smarter, Coon leads you to an understanding of major concepts as well as how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Each chapter of this book takes you into a different realm of psychology, such as personality, abnormal behavior, memory, consciousness, and human development. Each realm is complex and fascinating, with many pathways, landmarks, and detours to discover. Take the journey and find yourself becoming actively involved with the material as you develop a basic understanding of psychology that will help you succeed in this course and enrich your life.

Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education

Author: Steven Tozer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN:
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Using analytical methods borrowed from the humanities and social sciences, this book provides critical, interdisciplinary perspectives of teaching and school practices. It provides traditional and emerging theoretical perspectives (or lens) that can be used to view and analyze any educational phenomena.

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