The Joy of Stats

Author: Roberta Garner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442601884
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"This is a great book for social science students. Clearly written, with many examples, Garner certainly makes learning and teaching introductory statistics a joy!" - Nikolaos Liodakis, Wilfrid Laurier University

Social Theory Volume I

Author: Roberta Garner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442607351
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The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. The framework for understanding theory as a set of conversations over time is maintained and deepened, pairing classical with contemporary readings to illustrate the ways in which theory continues to be reinterpreted over time. Volume I has been completely reorganized, with new contextual and biographical materials surrounding the primary readings, and end-of-chapter study guides that include key terms, discussion questions, and innovative classroom exercises. The result is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and reflects contemporary trends in the field, while being an accessible and manageable teaching tool.

Social Theory The formative years

Author: Roberta Garner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442601531
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"Highly recommended for undergraduate courses in social theory." - Philip Walsh, York University

Social Theory

Author: Roberta Garner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781551118703
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The organization of this social theory reader combined with Garner's short introductions to selections enables students to understand the historical flow of social theory and see how disagreements and confrontations shape theory. Writing in clear, down-to-earth language, Garner's introductions highlight links among theorists to illustrate how theoretical traditions are not rigidly separated from one another but are always in conversation, addressing and challenging each other. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and reorganized with a new section on Media and Culture in the Information Age and new selections from Erving Goffman, David Harvey, Stuart Hall, and Saskia Sassen, among others. As in the first edition, many of the classical articles are paired with contemporary theoretical and empirical studies that illustrate the continuing value of the classical concepts. Garner continues to offer her concise introductions, and all have been completely revised and updated for this edition.

Validity and Validation

Author: Catherine S. Taylor
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019979104X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Validity and Validation is an introduction to validity theory and to the methods used to obtain evidence for the validity of research and assessment results. The book briefly describes the philosophy of science roots of validity theory and how these philosophical perspectives influence concepts of internal and external validity in research methodology.

Social Theory Continuity and Confrontation

Author: Roberta Garner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442606509
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The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. With over seventy readings representing a wide diversity of theorists, it offers a breadth of coverage not available in other collections. The framework for understanding theory as a set of conversations over time is maintained and deepened, with a focus on key transitional theorists who helped pave the way from classical to contemporary theory. New contextual and biographical materials surround the primary readings, and each chapter includes a study guide with key terms, discussion questions, and innovative classroom exercises. The result is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and defines contemporary trends in the field, while being both an accessible and manageable teaching tool.

Changing Theories

Author: Roberta Garner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442635835
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Influenced by Thomas Kuhn's work on paradigm shifts in the social sciences, this overview of contemporary theory identifies major themes, charts the impact of social change on theories, acquaints readers with a sample of individual theorists (the "transitional giants" who shaped contemporary theories), explores the impact of contemporary theories on various areas of sociology, and traces how the great social theories of the past are being reinterpreted and incorporated into new theories. The result is an original interpretation of the important role that theory plays both in the real world and in the shaping of an academic discipline.

Social Theory Volume II

Author: Roberta Garner
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442607408
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The third edition of this popular reader reflects considerable changes. The framework for understanding theory as a set of conversations over time is maintained and deepened, but Volume II now begins with a focus on key transitional theorists who helped reconceive of classical theory in new ways. Extending from the classical tradition, chapters on race, gender, culture, media and globalization show how contemporary theory builds on the past even as it moves in new directions. New contextual and biographical materials surround the primary readings, and each chapter includes a study guide with key terms, discussion questions, and innovative classroom exercises. The result is a fresh and expansive take on social theory that foregrounds a plurality of perspectives and reflects contemporary trends in the field, while being an accessible and manageable teaching tool.

The Design of Everyday Things

Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“