Pocket Glossary for Commonly Used Research Terms

Author: Michael J. Holosko
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412995132
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Contains over 1000 research and statistical terms, written in jargon free, easy to understand terminology. It will be a quick guide for students who are taking research methods courses as well as those who are working on their research projects.

Distinguishing Clinical from Upper Level Management in Social Work

Author: Marvin D. Feit
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0789025388
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Over the past few decades, as administrative and technological complexity has increased, so has the role and importance of administrative practice in social work. For those making the switch from front-line practice to administration and management there is, therefore, a real need to prepare and enhance the knowledge base and skill set necessary at the executive level. In particular, the importance of budgeting and fiscal management, the need for accountability, negotiation between different and competing organizations, along with an understanding of decision-making, planning, and understanding levels of risk. Written by two experienced authors within social work education, this practical workbook presents the interrelated nature of decision-making, and provides a model for understanding what is required in the transition from clinician, to clinical and upper level management. The text covers: The difference between clinical and upper level management skills The major trends that influence health and human service organizations An analysis of the concept of leadership The skills needed by Clinical Managers and Upper Level Managers to administer effectively. Distinguishing Clinical and Upper Level Management is a much needed update to the field of management and administration within human service organizations, and will be important reading for social work students, social service professionals, and other human service providers.

Handbook of Oncology Social Work

Author: Grace Christ
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199941939
Format: PDF, ePub
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The development of this inaugural Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People With Cancer provides a repository of the scope of oncology social workers' clinical practice, education, research, policy and program leadership in the psychosocial care of people with cancer and their families. It focuses on the unique synergy of social work perspectives, values, knowledge, and skills with the psychosocial needs of cancer patients, their families, and the health care systems in which they are treated. It addresses both the science and art of psychosocial care and identifies the increasing specialization of oncology social work related to its unique knowledge base, skills, role, and the progressive complexity of psychosocial challenges for patients with cancer. This Handbook equips the reader with all that we know today in oncology social work about patient and family centered care, distress screening, genetics, survivorship, care coordination, sociocultural and economic diversity, legal and ethical matters, clinical work with adults living with cancer, cancer across the lifespan, their caregivers and families, pediatrics, loss and grief, professional career development, leadership, and innovation. Our hope is that in reading this Handbook you will identify new areas where each of you can leave your mark as innovators and change agents in our evolving field of practice.

An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology

Author: Janet Amundson Romich
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780766807518
Format: PDF, ePub
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An Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology is an excellent resource for the practicing animal health care professional. Organized by body system and species-specific chapters, this comprehensive guide is perfect for learning or reviewing common veterinary terms used in the field. Numerous line drawings and photographs reinforce understanding of the sometimes difficult terminology through visual learning. A workbook format encourages learning through interactive activities and exercises. Appendices provide quick access to frequently used prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations.

Dictionary for Clinical Trials

Author: Simon Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047031916X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As a result of the expansion in the area of pharmaceutical medicine there is an ever-increasing need for educational resources. The Dictionary of Clinical Trials, Second Edition comprehensively explains the 3000 words and short phrases commonly used when designing, running, analysing and reporting clinical trials. This book is a quick, pocket reference tool to understand the common and less well-used terms within the discipline of clinical trials, and provides an alternative to the textbooks available. Terms are heavily cross-referenced, which helps the reader to understand how terms fit into the broad picture of clinical trials. Wide ranging, brief, pragmatic explanations of clinical trial terminology Scope includes medical, statistical, epidemiological, ethical, regulatory and data management terminology Thoroughly revised and expanded - increase of 280 terms from First Edition, reference to Cochrane included From the reviews of the First Edition: "This invaluable text explains the majority of clinical trial terms, in alphabetical order, that are likely to be found in clinical trial protocols, reports, regulatory guidelines, and published manuscripts... Fully comprehensive - provides definitions of clinical trial terms in one complete volume... Includes extensive use of graphs throughout." LA DOC STI "...covers a range of subject matter, with emphasis on medical, statistical, epidemiological and ethical terms... a useful adjunct to standard clinical trial texts... a reference source to keep within easy reach." TALANTA The Dictionary of Clinical Trials, Second Edition is a ‘must-have’ for all pharmaceutical companies who conduct a lot of clinical trials, in all or one therapeutic area. The book is also of interest for public health and health science workers, and for contract research organisations and departments of medicine, where medics are involved with clinical trials.

Doing Qualitative Research

Author: David Silverman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412901970
Format: PDF, Docs
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David Silverman's seminal Doing Qualitative Research can justifiably claim to be `the supervisor in your pocket' for all PhD and Masters students embarking on their own qualitative research project. This hugely popular textbook has been fully revised and updated and is one of the few books available that can claim to be essential reading for anyone planning their own research project. Written in a lively, accessible style, this step-by-step guide provides answers to all the questions students ask when beginning their first research project. Silverman demonstrates how to learn the craft of qualitative research by applying knowledge about different methods to actual data. He provides practical advice on key issues, such as: defining `originality' and narrowing down a topic; keeping a research diary and writing a research report; and presenting research to different audiences. Features of Doing Qualitative Research: Second Edition include: - six new chapters - case studies of students' own experiential accounts of doing research - essential guidance on practical issues such as working with your supervisor or writing up your research - end-of-chapter 'researcher's checklists' - a range of examples from across the full range of social science disciplines, including sociology, education, health studies and business studies - the latest discussions of CAQDAS and E-research - an all new and extended methods glossary Doing Qualitative Research: Second Edition retains Silverman's uniquely accessible, hands-on style, walking the student through every aspect of the process of actually doing a qualitative research project. Packed with case studies and examples of students' experiences, the book has many features to aid study, including overviews, summaries of key skills and a glossary of terms. Each stage in the research process is grounded in worked examples based on the experiences of real students, with exercises designed both to test readers' knowledge and to encourage the development of practical skills.

Pocket Guide to Legal Research

Author: William H. Putman
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781418053765
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designed as a comprehensive resource, The Pocket Guide to Legal Research is a desk reference for use by paralegal students, practicing paralegals, legal assistants, and attorneys. The easy to understand format allows the user to quickly obtain the answer to many commonly encountered research questions regarding case, statutory, secondary authority, Internet research, and legal citation. Complete with a glossary of relevant legal research, and appendices covering court opinion, elements of statute, and a research source chart; The Pocket Guide to Legal Research is the most comprehensive guide available on legal research. Written in a non-technical manner, this book will ease the transition from student to professional, and will remain a valuable resource in a legal setting.

Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies

Author: Arthur G. Patzia
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830867023
Format: PDF
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So many words about the Word. The study of anything seems to generate its own special vocabulary, and biblical studies is no different. What's more, it's got nearly a two-thousand-year lead on you! How can you catch up? Here is the answer! If you are puzzled by parataxis or rankled by recensions, the Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies is the companion you need. Whether you are studying Old Testament or New Testament or both at once, this little book is your private tutor, your ever-ready guide to over three hundred biblical-studies terms. Here's your glossary for reading course textbooks, your decoder for listening to lectures, your review sheet for cramming for finals and your "help" key for writing research papers. Among the more than 300 terms defined you'll discover types of biblical criticism, from genre criticism to tradition criticism Greek and Latin terms, from agrapha to vaticinium ex eventu German terms, from FrÜhkatholizismus to Wissenschaft ancient texts, from Aleppo Codex to Zadokite Document literary features, from acrostic to woe oracle theories, from the Augustinian hypothesis to the Yahwist source textual criticism terms, from codex to Western text Written by Arthur G. Patzia and Anthony J. Petrotta, two biblical studies professors who know what you need to know, Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies will be your essential guide into a fascinating world of understanding.