International Community Psychology

Author: Stephanie Reich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387495002
Format: PDF
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This is the first in-depth guide to global community psychology research and practice, history and development, theories and innovations, presented in one field-defining volume. This book will serve to promote international collaboration, enhance theory utilization and development, identify biases and barriers in the field, accrue critical mass for a discipline that is often marginalized, and to minimize the pervasive US-centric view of the field.

Senior Leadership Teams

Author: Ruth Wageman
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633692043
Format: PDF, ePub
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An organisation's fate hinges on its CEO—right? Not according to the authors of Senior Leadership Teams. They argue that in today's world of neck-snapping change, demands on leaders in top roles are rapidly outdistancing the capabilities of any one person - no matter how talented. Result? Chief executives are turning to their enterprise's senior leaders for help. Yet many CEOs stumble when creatinga leadership team. One major challenge is that senior executives often focus more on their individual roles than on the top team's shared work. Without the CEO's careful attention to setting the team up correctly, these high-powered managers often have difficulty pulling together to move their organisation forward. Sometimes they don't even agree about what constitutes the right path forward.The authors explain how to determine whether your organisation needs a senior leadership team. Then, drawing on their study of 100+ top teams from around the world, they explain how to create a clear and compelling purpose for your team, get the right people on it, provide structure and support, and sharpen team members' competencies - and your own. Timely and practical, this book enables you to create and sustain a leadership team whose members learn from one another while collaborating to pursue your company's objectives.

The Lean Startup

Author: Eric Ries
Publisher: Bentang Pustaka
ISBN: 6022914981
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lean Startup bukanlah metode yang menjadikan sistem Anda lebih hemat biaya, melainkan lebih efisien sekaligus (tetap) bermanfaat. Setiap tahunnya, startup-startup baru bermunculan. Produk yang bagus, promosi besar-besaran disertai berbagai ulasan di media massa, serta janji-janji manis bahwa konsumen akan mendapatkan manfaat besar jika menjadi penggunanya. Namun, tak lama berselang, beberapa di antara startup yang digadang-gadang itu tak lagi terdengar kabarnya. Seperti yang selalu kita dengar, seorang entrepreneur pasti sukses selama memiliki tekad kuat, panjang akal, waktu yang tepat, dan—terutama—produk yang hebat. Kenyataannya, awal yang menjanjikan tak jarang berujung pada kegagalan. Sebagian besar produk baru tidak sukses di pasaran, bahkan pahitnya, tak digunakan oleh siapa pun. Pertanyaan besar pun muncul, strategi manakah yang tidak tepat? Lewat riset ilmiah serta pengalamannya dalam mendirikan dan membesarkan berbagai startup selama bertahun-tahun, Eric Ries mencetuskan metode baru, Lean Startup. Sebuah sistem luar biasa yang membuat para entrepreneur segera mendapatkan jawaban atas pertanyaan: bagaimana kita bisa lebih cepat mengetahui apa saja yang berfungsi dan mana yang harus segera disingkirkan? [Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Bisnis, Startup, Entrepreneur, Sukses, Motivasi, Inovasi, Dewasa, Indonesia]

Basics of Qualitative Research

Author: Juliet Corbin
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483315681
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offering immensely practical advice, Basics of Qualitative Research, Fourth Edition presents methods that enable researchers to analyze, interpret, and make sense of their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Authors Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss (late of the University of San Francisco and co-creator of grounded theory) walk readers step-by-step through the research process—from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding, analysis, and reporting. Packed with definitions and illustrative examples, this highly accessible book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research. New end-of-chapter “Insider Insights” contributed by qualitative researchers give readers a sense of what it’s like to work in the field. Significantly revised, this Fourth Edition remains a landmark volume in the study of qualitative methods.

Designing Qualitative Research

Author: Catherine Marshall
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324265
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Addressing the complexity, flexibility, and controversies of qualitative research’s many genres, Designing Qualitative Research, Sixth Edition gives students, research managers, policy analysts, and applied researchers clear, easy-to-understand guidance on designing qualitative research. While maintaining a focus on the proposal stage, this best-selling book takes readers from selecting a research genre through building a conceptual framework, data collection and interpretation, and arguing the merits of the proposal. Extended discussions cover strategies that researchers can use to address the challenges posed by postmodernists, feminists, and critical race theorists, as well as others who interrogate historical qualitative inquiry. The book also includes thoughtful discussion on trustworthiness and ethics, in addition to dealing with time, resource, and political stressors inherent to the research process. Throughout the book, authors Catherine Marshall and Gretchen B. Rossman emphasize the importance of being systematic but also inspire readers with potential “Aha!” moments and opportunities to do research in close connection with people and communities.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research

Author: Norman K. Denzin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974178
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Now in its fourth edition, this handbook is an essential resource for those interested in all aspects of qualitative research, and has been extensively revised and updated to cover new topics including applied ethnography, queer theory and auto-ethnography.

The Qualitative Inquiry Reader

Author: Norman K. Denzin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761924920
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New from award winning editors Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, The Qualitative Inquiry Reader offers the best of the popular SAGE journal, Qualitative Inquiry. These collected works aim to introduce the necessary critical framework that will allow scholars and students scholars to interpret cutting edge work in the field of qualitative inquiry. By providing this framework, readers will then be able to use this work as it applies to critical political and moral discourses. Features: The book includes examples from across the behavioral and social sciences Reader is divided into five sections: Reflexive Ethnography, Autoethnography, Poetics, Performance Narratives, Assessing the Text These sections reflect the ways in which contemporary researchers have implemented the narrative turn in their writing Contains cutting-edge work by top scholars in the field Introduces students and scholars to what’s new in the field of qualitative inquiry

Evaluation Thesaurus

Author: Michael Scriven
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803943643
Format: PDF, Docs
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Written by one of the leading figures in evaluation, Evaluation Thesaurus is the perfect alternative to the lengthy, expensive evaluation encyclopaedias and the all-too-brief glossaries at the end of evaluation texts. This edition includes recent work in personnel evaluation and its relevance to programme evaluation, fresh material on evaluation of scientific theories, contemporary ways to extend objective testing beyond multiple choice items without speed loss of correcting, and the most modern uses of computers in evaluation, analyses of assessment, focus groups and quality circles.

Discovery of Grounded Theory

Author: Barney Glaser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351522159
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Most writing on sociological method has been concerned with how accurate facts can be obtained and how theory can thereby be more rigorously tested. In The Discovery of Grounded Theory, Barney Glaser and Anselm Strauss address the equally Important enterprise of how the discovery of theory from data?systematically obtained and analyzed in social research?can be furthered. The discovery of theory from data?grounded theory?is a major task confronting sociology, for such a theory fits empirical situations, and is understandable to sociologists and laymen alike. Most important, it provides relevant predictions, explanations, interpretations, and applications. In Part I of the book, "Generation Theory by Comparative Analysis," the authors present a strategy whereby sociologists can facilitate the discovery of grounded theory, both substantive and formal. This strategy involves the systematic choice and study of several comparison groups. In Part II, The Flexible Use of Data," the generation of theory from qualitative, especially documentary, and quantitative data Is considered. In Part III, "Implications of Grounded Theory," Glaser and Strauss examine the credibility of grounded theory. The Discovery of Grounded Theory is directed toward improving social scientists' capacity for generating theory that will be relevant to their research. While aimed primarily at sociologists, it will be useful to anyone Interested In studying social phenomena?political, educational, economic, industrial? especially If their studies are based on qualitative data.