The Practice of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445562
Format: PDF
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The Fourteenth Edition of Babbie's THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. Known as the “gold standard” for research methods, the book offers a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. Babbie emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Practice of Social Research

Author: Earl Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133049796
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Thirteenth Edition of Babbie’s THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. Known as the gold standard for research methods, the book offers a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. Babbie emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods--such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305503074
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Research Counts

Author: Earl Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111833893
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Earl Babbie’s SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNTS covers the topics necessary to empower students to be more competent and critical consumers of social research. Intended to alleviate the intimidation that students often feel when taking the course, this brief, 12-chapter book presents the main tenets of research methods in a visually appealing, full-color format designed to engage readers in the material. In addition to presenting topics with his trademark approachable and often humorous writing style, Babbie has added several features within each chapter to help make the text more manageable, including Learning Objectives that offer you and your students an easy-to-follow guide to the content, as well as Tips and Tools and Research in Real Life boxes that provide opportunities for students to better equip themselves with relevant skills and information. As a result of using this book, students will gain confidence in their ability to absorb and apply the foundational skills and principles of research methods. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mosby s Drug Guide for Nursing Students with 2016 Update

Author: Linda Skidmore-Roth
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323392911
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Find the reliable, in-depth drug information you need! Mosby's Drug Guide for Nursing Students, 11th Edition with 2016 Update keeps you up to date with this constantly changing field by providing information on more than 4,000 generic and trade name drugs — including 20 new FDA-approved drugs. Each drug monograph includes complete dosing, administration, and nursing process information, so you’ll always be sure that you’re practicing medication safety. In fact, what sets this handbook apart is its detailed coverage of rationales and explanations, drug-specific nursing diagnoses, and IV drug information. From trusted nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, the Drug Guide also includes a companion website with how-to videos, NCLEX® exam-style questions, patient teaching guidelines, and more. More than 4,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Comprehensive drug monographs include generic names, Rx or OTC availability, pronunciations, U.S. and Canadian trade names, functional and chemical classification, controlled-substance schedule, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, unlabeled uses, dosages and routes, available forms, side effects, contraindications, precautions, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug lab test), nursing considerations, and treatment of overdose. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to vital information. Common and life-threatening side effects are organized by body system, showing signs to watch for during assessments. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to dangerous or life-threatening adverse reactions. Safety Alert icon highlights the most critical interactions and side effects. UNIQUE! Full-color inserts show how drugs work and provide fast access to basic intravenous administration techniques and skills. Coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. A companion website includes updates with recently approved drugs, videos and animations, drug dosage calculators, NCLEX® exam-style questions, Canadian drug information, patient teaching guidelines, and more. A table with complete pharmacokinetic information includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. 20 NEW monographs provide up-to-date content on added or newly released drugs. Thousands of new and updated drug facts cover areas such as doses, side effects, interactions, and nursing considerations. Ethnic alert icon indicates safety information specific to populations of varying ethnicities. Student resources on the Evolve companion website include video clips of medication administration via IV, injection, oral, topical, and drops; animations of how drugs act in the body; and safety content relating to the most common medication errors.

Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Author: Jerry Wellington
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441140867
Format: PDF, ePub
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The aim of this book is to provide an introductory but not simplistic guide to research in the social and behavioural sciences. The book sets out to tackle difficult issues and concepts in a scholarly but accessible manner, providing ample guidance and signposts to further reading. We explore a wide range of questions about research and research methods, including: * What counts as 'good research'? * Research approaches, paradigms, methods and methodology: what are they and what is the difference? * What is the so-called 'qualitative/ quantitative'? * When and where is quantitative research indispensable? * If one suggests that research should be 'scientific' what does that mean? * What methods and methodologies are used in social research? * What is the role of statistics in social and behavioural research? How should statistical evidence be interpreted? * What are the ways in which research can, and should, be disseminated and presented? This book is aimed as much at the reflective, researching professional as for the professional researcher.

The Basics of Communication Research

Author: Leslie A. Baxter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0534507786
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Combining the time tested classical work of Earl Babbie with the insights of one of the most recognized and respected names in speech communication research, THE BASICS OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH is the book for the Communication research methods course. With the authors' collective experience teaching research methods and as active researchers themselves you will find this text to be the authoritative text for your course. The authors frame research as a way of knowing, and provide balanced treatment to both quantitative and qualitative research traditions in communication research and present it in a student friendly and engaging format. It provides in-depth treatment of the role of reasoning in the research enterprise and how this reasoning process plays itself out in planning and writing a research proposal and report. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office

Author: Marilyn Fordney
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323316328
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Stay up on the latest in insurance billing and coding with Marilyn Fordney’s Insurance Handbook for the Medical Office, 14th Edition. Trusted for more than 30 years, this market-leading handbook equips you to succeed as medical insurance specialist in any of today’s outpatient settings. Coverage emphasizes the role of the medical insurance specialist in areas such as diagnostic coding, procedural coding, Medicare, HIPAA, and bill collection strategies. As with previous editions, all the plans that are most commonly encountered in clinics and physicians’ offices are incorporated into the text, as well as icons for different types of payers, lists of key abbreviations, and numerous practice exercises that assist you in accurately filling out claim forms. This new edition also features expanded coverage of ICD-10, electronic medical records, electronic claims submission, and the HIPAA 5010 — keeping you one step ahead of the latest practices and protocols of the profession. Key terms are defined and emphasized throughout the text to reinforce understanding of new concepts and terminology. Separate chapter on HIPAA Compliance in Insurance Billing, as well as Compliance Alerts throughout the text highlights important HIPAA compliance issues to ensure readers are compliant with the latest regulations. Emphasis on the business of running a medical office and the importance of the medical insurance specialist details the importance of the medical insurance specialist in the business of the medical office. Increased focus on electronic filing/claims submission prepares readers for the industry-wide transition to electronic claims submission. Separate chapter on documentation in the medical office covers the principles of medical documentation and the rationales for it. Service to Patient features in most chapters offer examples of good customer service. User resources on the Evolve companion website feature performance checklists, self-assessment quizzes, the Student Software Challenge (with cases on different payer types and an interactive CMS-1500 (02-12) form to fill in). NEW! Expanded coverage of ICD-10 prepares users to code ICD-10 with the planned effective date of October 2015. NEW! Added information on the electronic medical record and electronic claims submission — including information on the HIPAA 5010 — equips users for the transition between paper and electronic methods of medical records and links the CMS-1500 (02-12) form to the electronic submissions process. NEW! SimChart for the Medical Office (SCMO) application activities on the companion Evolve website adds additional functionality to the insurance module on the SCMO roadmap.

The Sociological Spirit

Author: Earl R. Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780534202026
Format: PDF, Mobi
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* This informal, conversational overview of fundamental sociological principles and concepts makes abstract ideas concrete and understandable for students..* Use as a core text or supplement to a basic text.