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100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods

by Dr Catherine Dawson

A sourcebook of exercises, games, scenarios and role plays, this practical, user-friendly guide provides a complete and valuable resource for research methods tutors, teachers and lecturers. Developed to complement and enhance existing course materials, the 100 ready-to-use activities encourage innovative and engaging classroom practice in seven areas: finding and using sources of information planning a research project conducting research using and analyzing data disseminating results acting ethically developing deeper research skills. Each of the activities is divided into a section on tutor notes and student handouts. Tutor notes contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Important terms, related activities and further reading suggestions are also included. Not only does the A4 format make the student handouts easy to photocopy, they are also available to download and print directly from the book's companion website for easy distribution in class.

100 Activities for Teaching Research Methods (PDF)

by Dr Catherine Dawson

A sourcebook of exercises, games, scenarios and role plays, this practical, user-friendly guide provides a complete and valuable resource for research methods tutors, teachers and lecturers. Developed to complement and enhance existing course materials, the 100 ready-to-use activities encourage innovative and engaging classroom practice in seven areas: finding and using sources of information planning a research project conducting research using and analyzing data disseminating results acting ethically developing deeper research skills. Each of the activities is divided into a section on tutor notes and student handouts. Tutor notes contain clear guidance about the purpose, level and type of activity, along with a range of discussion notes that signpost key issues and research insights. Important terms, related activities and further reading suggestions are also included. Not only does the A4 format make the student handouts easy to photocopy, they are also available to download and print directly from the book's companion website for easy distribution in class.

100 Statistical Tests (3rd edition) (PDF)

by Gopal K Kanji

'This is a very valuable book for statisticians and users of statistics. It contains a remarkable number of statistical tests which are currently available and useful for practical purposes' - Statistical Papers This expanded and updated Third Edition of Gopal Kanji's best-selling resource on statistical tests covers all the most commonly used tests with information on how to calculate and interpret results with simple datasets. Each entry begins with a short summary statement about the test's purpose, and contains details of the test objective, the limitations (or assumptions) involved, a brief outline of the method, a worked example and the numerical calculation. This new edition also includes: " A brand new introduction to statistical testing with information to guide the reader through the book so that even non-statistics students can find information quickly and easily " Real-world explanations of how and when to use each test with examples drawn from wide range of disciplines. " A useful Classification of Tests table " All the relevant statistical tables for checking critical values 100 Statistical Tests: Third Edition is the one indispensable guide for users of statistical materials and consumers of statistical information at all levels and across all disciplines. Related ISBN: 9781847878267 (Kindle) / 9781412923750 (hbk)

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

by Eric H. Cline

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen?In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age—and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (PDF)

by Eric H. Cline

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. No more Trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians. The thriving economy and cultures of the late second millennium B.C., which had stretched from Greece to Egypt and Mesopotamia, suddenly ceased to exist, along with writing systems, technology, and monumental architecture. But the Sea Peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown. How did it happen?In this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages," Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, drought, and the cutting of international trade routes. Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B.C. sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age—and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.

1968 In Retrospect: History, Theory, Alterity

by Ipek Demir Gurminder K. Bhambra

This volume examines the protest movements of 1968 from innovative perspectives. With contributions from leading social theorists the book reflects on the untold narratives of race, gender and sexuality and critically addresses the standard theoretical assumptions of 1968 to discuss overlooked perspectives.

1968 In Retrospect: History, Theory, Alterity (PDF)

by Gurminder K. Bhambra Ipek Demir

This volume examines the protest movements of 1968 from innovative perspectives. With contributions from leading social theorists the book reflects on the untold narratives of race, gender and sexuality and critically addresses the standard theoretical assumptions of 1968 to discuss overlooked perspectives.

The 2015 UK General Election and the 2016 EU Referendum: Towards a Democracy of the Spectacle

by Ian R. Lamond Chelsea Reid

This book brings together the established field of political communication and the emerging field of critical event studies to develop new questions and approaches. Using this combined framework, it reflects upon how we should understand the expression of democratic participation in mainstream mass media during the 2015 UK General Election and the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. Are we now living in an era where democratic participation is much more concerned with spectacle rather than substantive debate? The book addresses this conceptual journey and reflects on differing models of democratic participation, before applying that framework to the two identified case studies. Finally, the authors consider what it means to be living in a period of democratic spectacle, where political events have become evental politics. The book will be of use to students and scholars across the fields of political science and culture and media studies, as well as wide readers interested in the current issues facing British politics.

The 2015 UK General Election and the 2016 EU Referendum: Towards a Democracy of the Spectacle

by Chelsea Reid Ian R. Lamond

This book brings together the established field of political communication and the emerging field of critical event studies to develop new questions and approaches. Using this combined framework, it reflects upon how we should understand the expression of democratic participation in mainstream mass media during the 2015 UK General Election and the 2016 referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. Are we now living in an era where democratic participation is much more concerned with spectacle rather than substantive debate? The book addresses this conceptual journey and reflects on differing models of democratic participation, before applying that framework to the two identified case studies. Finally, the authors consider what it means to be living in a period of democratic spectacle, where political events have become evental politics. The book will be of use to students and scholars across the fields of political science and culture and media studies, as well as wide readers interested in the current issues facing British politics.

21st-Century Narratives of World History: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

by R. Charles Weller

This book makes a unique and timely contribution to world/global historical studies and related fields. It places essential world historical frameworks by top scholars in the field today in clear, direct relation to and conversation with one other, offering them opportunity to enrich, elucidate and, at times, challenge one another. It thereby aims to: (1) offer world historians opportunity to critically reflect upon and refine their essential interpretational frameworks, (2) facilitate more effective and nuanced teaching and learning in and beyond the classroom, (3) provide accessible world historical contexts for specialized areas of historical as well as other fields of research in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and (4) promote comparative historiographical critique which (a) helps identify continuing research questions for the field of world history in particular, as well as (b) further global peace and dialogue in relation to varying views of our ever-increasingly interconnected, interdependent, multicultural, and globalized world and its shared though diverse and sometimes contested history.

21st-Century Narratives of World History: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

by R. Charles Weller

This book makes a unique and timely contribution to world/global historical studies and related fields. It places essential world historical frameworks by top scholars in the field today in clear, direct relation to and conversation with one other, offering them opportunity to enrich, elucidate and, at times, challenge one another. It thereby aims to: (1) offer world historians opportunity to critically reflect upon and refine their essential interpretational frameworks, (2) facilitate more effective and nuanced teaching and learning in and beyond the classroom, (3) provide accessible world historical contexts for specialized areas of historical as well as other fields of research in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and (4) promote comparative historiographical critique which (a) helps identify continuing research questions for the field of world history in particular, as well as (b) further global peace and dialogue in relation to varying views of our ever-increasingly interconnected, interdependent, multicultural, and globalized world and its shared though diverse and sometimes contested history.

30 Years of Change for Children (PDF)

by Gillian Pugh

How well have children fared in the UK in the thirty years since the National Children's Bureau was established in 1963. How has family life changed? What have been the main social and demographic changes? Has the welfare state continued to provide education, health care and social welfare for all children? These and other questions are considered as the authors reflect on the main changes in legislation, on key messages from research and on whether developments in practice have reflected these research findings.

30 Years of Social Change

by Harriet Ward Grace Watts Cj Atkinson Carola Beresford-Cooke Jennifer Peace Rhind Charles Buck Matthew J. Taylor Nigel Ching Lorraine Nicolle Winnie Dunn Vanessa Rogers Martin Barrow Sally Donovan Kim Golding Christiane Sanderson Dawn Brooker Peter Beresford Michael Mandelstam Joyce Lishman Belinda Hopkins Barbara Kelly Nick Luxmoore Priscilla Alderson Paul Cooper Gwen Adshead Marian Liebmann Sarah Carr Jan Lees Rex Haigh Nisha Dogra Luke Beardon Tony Attwood Jessica Kingsley Stephen Jones

What social change has been achieved over the past 30 years? What have been the main barriers to progress? What great achievements can we identify and celebrate today? Marking Jessica Kingsley Publishers' 30th year of publishing books on social and behavioural issues, this book gathers together over 30 leading thinkers from diverse disciplines - from autism specialists and social workers through to trans rights activists and complementary therapists. Contributors provide a thoughtful account of how their field of expertise has changed over the past 30 years, and how they see it evolving in the future. Offering a unique insight into many professions, 30 Years of Social Change highlights much of the positive social change achieved in the past 30 years across these fields and the challenges we face in the future.

30 Years of Social Change (PDF)

by Tony Attwood Stephen Jones Priscilla Alderson Gwen Adshead Barbara Kelly Paul Cooper Nisha Dogra Joyce Lishman Carola Beresford-Cooke Peter Beresford Nick Luxmoore Harriet Ward Michael Mandelstam Christiane Sanderson Vanessa Rogers Sarah Carr Luke Beardon Kim Golding Marian Liebmann Grace Watts Sally Donovan Belinda Hopkins Lorraine Nicolle Jennifer Peace Rhind Charles Buck Matthew J. Taylor Nigel Ching Dawn Brooker Winnie Dunn Cj Atkinson Rex Haigh Martin Barrow Jan Lees Jessica Kingsley

What social change has been achieved over the past 30 years? What have been the main barriers to progress? What great achievements can we identify and celebrate today? Marking Jessica Kingsley Publishers' 30th year of publishing books on social and behavioural issues, this book gathers together over 30 leading thinkers from diverse disciplines - from autism specialists and social workers through to trans rights activists and complementary therapists. Contributors provide a thoughtful account of how their field of expertise has changed over the past 30 years, and how they see it evolving in the future. Offering a unique insight into many professions, 30 Years of Social Change highlights much of the positive social change achieved in the past 30 years across these fields and the challenges we face in the future.

50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies

by Dr Imelda Whelehan Jane Pilcher

`Lively and impressive. I can easily imagine this text being used by both gender and women's studies undergraduates and postgraduates. In particular it will enable students to get a sense of how older and more contemporary theoretical movements and debates relate to one another' - Lisa Adkins, Department of Sociology, University of Manchester Part of a new `Key Concepts' series published by SAGE, Key Concepts in Gender Studies offers 1,500 word expositions of 50 topics central to the field. Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan's introduction gives an account of gender studies - what it is and how it originated. Their selection of topics is authoritative and the 50 entries reflect the complex, multi-faceted nature of the field in an accessible dictionary format. Each of the 50 key concepts: · begins with a concise definition · includes illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field · offers examples which allow a critical re-evaluation of the concept · is cross-referenced with the other key concepts · makes further reading suggestions. The level of detail offered encourages understanding of gender studies without sacrificing depth detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues dealt with. As such, the book appeals both to undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of social science disciplines. 50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies gives testimony to the health of gender studies and related disciplines and looks forward to an ever-shifting dynamic of debates and ideas.

50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies (1st edition) (PDF)

by Dr Imelda Whelehan Jane Pilcher

`Lively and impressive. I can easily imagine this text being used by both gender and women's studies undergraduates and postgraduates. In particular it will enable students to get a sense of how older and more contemporary theoretical movements and debates relate to one another' - Lisa Adkins, Department of Sociology, University of Manchester Part of a new `Key Concepts' series published by SAGE, Key Concepts in Gender Studies offers 1,500 word expositions of 50 topics central to the field. Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan's introduction gives an account of gender studies - what it is and how it originated. Their selection of topics is authoritative and the 50 entries reflect the complex, multi-faceted nature of the field in an accessible dictionary format. Each of the 50 key concepts: · begins with a concise definition · includes illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field · offers examples which allow a critical re-evaluation of the concept · is cross-referenced with the other key concepts · makes further reading suggestions. The level of detail offered encourages understanding of gender studies without sacrificing depth detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues dealt with. As such, the book appeals both to undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of social science disciplines. 50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies gives testimony to the health of gender studies and related disciplines and looks forward to an ever-shifting dynamic of debates and ideas. Related ISBN: 9781412932073 (PDF), 9780761970354 (hbk)

50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies (PDF)

by Jane Pilcher Imelda Whelehan

Lively and impressive. I can easily imagine this text being used by both gender and women's studies undergraduates and postgraduates. In particular it will enable students to get a sense of how older and more contemporary theoretical movements and debates relate to one another' - Lisa Adkins, Department of Sociology, University of Manchester Part of a new Key Concepts' series published by SAGE, Key Concepts in Gender Studies offers 1,500 word expositions of 50 topics central to the field. Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan's introduction gives an account of gender studies - what it is and how it originated. Their selection of topics is authoritative and the 50 entries reflect the complex, multi-faceted nature of the field in an accessible dictionary format. Each of the 50 key concepts: . begins with a concise definition . includes illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field . offers examples which allow a critical re-evaluation of the concept . is cross-referenced with the other key concepts . makes further reading suggestions. The level of detail offered encourages understanding of gender studies without sacrificing depth detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues dealt with. As such, the book appeals both to undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of social science disciplines. 50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies gives testimony to the health of gender studies and related disciplines and looks forward to an ever-shifting dynamic of debates and ideas.

The A-Z of Social Research: A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts

by Dr Robert Lee Miller Dr John D. Brewer

`A detailed and valuable addition to the literature that will be a very useful resource for lecturers, as well as having a wide appeal among students' - Tim May, University of Salford Have you ever wondered what a concise, comprehensive book providing critical guidance to the whole expanse of social science research methods and issues might look like? The A-Z is a collection of 94 entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading. The book: - Answers the demand for a practical, fast and concise introduction to the key concepts and methods in social research - Supplies students with impeccable information that can be used in essays, exams and research projects - Demystifies a field that students often find daunting This is a refreshing book on social research methods, which understands the pressures that modern students face in their work-load and seeks to supply an authoritative study guide to the field. It should fulfil a long-standing need in undergraduate research methods courses for an unpatronising, utterly reliable aid to making sense of research methods.

A-Z of Transitions

by Divya Jindal Snape

Looking for a comprehensive one-stop resource on transitions across the life course? Then look no further. This concise reference book unpacks the far-reaching topic of transitions, delivered in an accessible A-Z format that allows the reader quick and easy access to information relevant to whichever stage in the life course they are concerned with. Providing an examination of each multidimensional transition, the book also brings a strong focus to the role of practitioners in preparing individuals for, and supporting them through, the transition process – whether it be a normative life transition, such as starting school, or something unexpected and distressing, like the sudden death of a loved one. With explicit 'Implications for Practice' points, a wealth of guidance on further reading and comprehensive cross-referencing throughout, the book is an essential resource for students and practitioners exploring the subject area from a vast array of disciplines – from social work and nursing to teaching, counselling and beyond.

A-Z of Transitions

by Divya Jindal Snape

Looking for a comprehensive one-stop resource on transitions across the life course? Then look no further. This concise reference book unpacks the far-reaching topic of transitions, delivered in an accessible A-Z format that allows the reader quick and easy access to information relevant to whichever stage in the life course they are concerned with. Providing an examination of each multidimensional transition, the book also brings a strong focus to the role of practitioners in preparing individuals for, and supporting them through, the transition process – whether it be a normative life transition, such as starting school, or something unexpected and distressing, like the sudden death of a loved one. With explicit 'Implications for Practice' points, a wealth of guidance on further reading and comprehensive cross-referencing throughout, the book is an essential resource for students and practitioners exploring the subject area from a vast array of disciplines – from social work and nursing to teaching, counselling and beyond.

Abortion and Moral Theory (PDF)

by L. W. Sumner

At the heart of the current debate over abortion is the question of what is at stake: for the liberal feminist group it is the woman's autonomy over her own body; for the conservative/ pro-life" group it is the life of the fetus itself. Rejecting both of these views as extremes, L W. Sumner opts for a moderate position for which he provides a moral foundation.Originally published in 1981.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Abraham Lincoln and William Cullen Bryant: Their Civil War

by Gilbert H. Muller

This definitive dual portrait offers a fresh perspective on Abraham Lincoln and William Cullen Bryant’s crucial role in elevating him to the presidency. The book also sheds new light on the influence that “Bryant and his class” (as Lincoln called the Radical Republican faction whose views Bryant articulated) wielded on the chief executive. How the cautious president and the preeminent editor of the Fourth Estate interacted—and how their ideological battle tilted gradually in Bryant’s favor—is the centerpiece of this study. A work of meticulous scholarship and a model of compression, Lincoln and Bryant is a watershed account of two Republicans fighting common enemies (and each other) during the Civil War era.

Abraham Lincoln and William Cullen Bryant: Their Civil War

by Gilbert H. Muller

This definitive dual portrait offers a fresh perspective on Abraham Lincoln and William Cullen Bryant’s crucial role in elevating him to the presidency. The book also sheds new light on the influence that “Bryant and his class” (as Lincoln called the Radical Republican faction whose views Bryant articulated) wielded on the chief executive. How the cautious president and the preeminent editor of the Fourth Estate interacted—and how their ideological battle tilted gradually in Bryant’s favor—is the centerpiece of this study. A work of meticulous scholarship and a model of compression, Lincoln and Bryant is a watershed account of two Republicans fighting common enemies (and each other) during the Civil War era.

The Absent Mother in the Cultural Imagination: Missing, Presumed Dead

by Berit Åström

This anthology explores the recurring trope of the dead or absent mother in Western cultural productions. Across historical periods and genres, this dialogue has been employed to articulate and debate questions of politics and religion, social and cultural change as well as issues of power and authority within the family. Åström seeks to investigate the many functions and meanings of the dialogue by covering extensive material from the 1200s to 2014 including hagiography, romances, folktales, plays, novels, children’s literature and graphic novels, as well as film and television. This is achieved by looking at the discourse both as products of the time and culture that produced the various narratives, and as part of an on-going cultural conversation that spans the centuries, resulting in an innovative text that will be of great interest to all scholars of gender, feminist and media studies.

The Absent Mother in the Cultural Imagination: Missing, Presumed Dead

by Berit Åström

This anthology explores the recurring trope of the dead or absent mother in Western cultural productions. Across historical periods and genres, this dialogue has been employed to articulate and debate questions of politics and religion, social and cultural change as well as issues of power and authority within the family. Åström seeks to investigate the many functions and meanings of the dialogue by covering extensive material from the 1200s to 2014 including hagiography, romances, folktales, plays, novels, children’s literature and graphic novels, as well as film and television. This is achieved by looking at the discourse both as products of the time and culture that produced the various narratives, and as part of an on-going cultural conversation that spans the centuries, resulting in an innovative text that will be of great interest to all scholars of gender, feminist and media studies.

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