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  • Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
    Superintelligence (English, Paperback) Nick Bostrom

    This seminal book injects the topic of superintelligence into the academic and popular mainstream. What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? In a tour de force of analytic thinking, Bostrom lays a foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.

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  • The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers by Johnny Saldana
    The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (English, Paperback) Johnny Saldana

    Systematically introducing readers to over 30 coding techniques, this new edition is now supported by a brand new website with links to videos, example of approaches in action and downloadable transcripts with which to practice, making this book indispensable for all those doing qualitative research.

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  • Nudge by Richard H. Thaler
    Nudge (English, Paperback) Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein

    Every day we make decisions: about the things that we buy or the meals we eat; about the investments we make or our children's health and education; even the causes that we champion or the planet itself. This book offers a fresh way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike.

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  • Successful Qualitative Research by Dr. Victoria Clarke
    Successful Qualitative Research (English, Paperback) Dr. Victoria Clarke, Dr. Virginia Braun

    This accessible, practical 'how to' guide provides students with a step-by-step toolkit of the why, when and how of qualitative methods, for anyone studying qualitative research or doing a research project.

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  • Doing a Systematic Review by Angela Boland
    Doing a Systematic Review (English, Paperback) Angela Boland

    Structured around 10 key steps to complete the systematic review process, the new edition of the bestseller is the perfect guide to using the technique in a research project.

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  • Risk Savvy by Gerd Gigerenzer
    Risk Savvy (English, Paperback) Gerd Gigerenzer

    A guide to making better decisions with our money, health and personal lives. This book shows how we can all use simple rules to become better-informed, risk-savvy citizens.

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  • The Cosmic Hologram by Jude Currivan
    The Cosmic Hologram (English, Paperback) Jude Currivan

    How holographic patterns of information underlie our physical reality

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  • How to Do Your Case Study by Dr. Gary Thomas
    How to Do Your Case Study (English, Paperback) Dr. Gary Thomas

    Adopting jargon-free language, this book grounds its advice in concrete experience and real-world cases to provide a vibrant and insightful introduction to the basics of case study research.

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  • Doing a Literature Review by Christopher Hart
    Doing a Literature Review (English, Paperback) Christopher Hart

    In combining a critical, philosophical approach with an expertly selected body of practical examples, the Second Edition of Chris Hart's landmark text provides both the intellectual understanding and the technical skills required to produce sophisticated, robust literature reviews of the very highest standard.

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  • The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research by Norman K. Denzin
    The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research (English, Hardback) Norman K. Denzin

    The new Fifth Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research has been significantly revised, and draws together a team of leading scholars to present the latest in the theory and practice of qualitative research.

    $144.72 $165.00
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  • Case Study Research and Applications by Robert K. Yin
    Case Study Research and Applications (English, Paperback) Robert K. Yin

    Recognized as one of the most cited methodology books in the social sciences, the Sixth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text provides a complete portal to the world of case study research. With the integration of 11 applications in this edition, the book gives readers access to exemplary case studies drawn from a wide variety of academic and applied fields. Ultimately, Case Study Research and Applications will guide students in the successful design and use of the case study research method. New to this Edition Includes 11 in-depth applications that show how researchers have implemented case study methods successfully. Increases reference to relativist and constructivist approaches to case study research, as well as how case studies can be part of mixed methods projects. Places greater emphasis on using plausible rival explanations to bolster case study quality. Discusses synthesizing findings across case studies in a multiple-case study in more detail Adds an expanded list of 15 fields that have text or texts devoted to case study research. Sharpens discussion of distinguishing research from non-research case studies. The author brings to light at least three remaining gaps to be filled in the future: how rival explanations can become more routinely integrated into all case study research; the difference between case-based and variable-based approaches to designing and analyzing case studies; and the relationship between case study research and qualitative research.

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  • Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors by John Wintrip
    Tracing Your Pre-Victorian Ancestors (English, Paperback) John Wintrip

    Practical, concise, informative, easy-to-use guide to researching pre-Victorian family history.

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  • Introduction to Critical Reflection and Action for Teacher Researchers by Bernie Sullivan
    Introduction to Critical Reflection and Action for Teacher Researchers (English, Paperback) Bernie Sullivan, Mairin Glenn

    Introduction to Critical Reflection and Action for Teacher Researchers provides crucial direction for educators looking to improve their teaching and maximise learning. While many students can grasp the basic elements of researching their practice and can write about practitioner research, some need guidance and assistance to reflect meaningfully on their teaching practice so as to articulate...

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  • Fundamentals of Risk Management by Paul Hopkin
    Fundamentals of Risk Management (English, Paperback) Paul Hopkin

    Get extensive coverage of the core concepts and frameworks of risk management with this ideal companion for emerging professionals.

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  • Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology by Carla Willig
    Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology (English, Paperback) Carla Willig

    This vital student resource takes six different approaches to qualitative methods and discusses the techniques to use these in research.

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  • Method Meets Art, Second Edition by Patricia Leavy
    Method Meets Art, Second Edition (English, Paperback) Patricia Leavy

    A comprehensive, highly accessible introduction to arts-based research (ABR), this widely used text provides a practical guide for researchers who want to uncover information that traditional methods cannot capture. Patricia Leavy addresses all eight major ABR genres--narrative inquiry, fiction-based research, poetry, music, dance, theatre, film, and visual art. Following a consistent format, chapters review how each genre developed, explore its methodological variations and the kind of research questions it can address, and describe sample studies. An exemplary research article or online video link demonstrates each set of techniques in practice. New to This Edition: *Covers two additional ABR genres: fiction-based research and film. *Chapter on the criteria for evaluating ABR studies. *Most end-of-chapter exemplars are new; plus links to online exemplars added for ABR performance studies. *Chapters restructured to follow a consistent format. *Implications for creative arts therapies are addressed throughout. *Increased attention to public scholarship and audience issues. *Expanded discussions of ABR as a paradigm, playbuilding, and technology. Pedagogical Features: *Checklists of issues to consider when deciding how to use a particular method. *Discussion questions and activities that can be worked on in class or assigned. *Annotated lists of suggested readings and websites, including links to online performance pieces. *Instructive research examples from multiple disciplines. *Flexibly organized so that chapters can be read independently or in sequence.

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  • Practical Theology and Qualitative Research - second edition by John Swinton
    Practical Theology and Qualitative Research - second edition (English, Paperback) John Swinton, Harriet Mowat

    Practical Theology and Qualitative Research examines methodologies of the social sciences and questions how they can enable the task of theological reflection. Practical theology is a growing discipline in its own right, and the authors offer the latest thinking in this area; of how to use theological learning in practical situations.

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  • Research Methods in Early Childhood by Penny Mukherji
    Research Methods in Early Childhood (English, Paperback) Penny Mukherji, Deborah Albon

    This textbook provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the different types of research methods, with a particular focus on how these methods can be used in early childhood. Using examples, case studies and reflection points, the book then illustrates how to translate theory into practice.

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  • Doing Qualitative Research by David Silverman
    Doing Qualitative Research (Mixed media product) David Silverman

    Accessible, practical, and packed with indispensable advice, this bestselling textbook is the perfect hands-on guide for any student embarking on their own research that now comes with an interactive field guide.

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  • Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo by Patricia Bazeley
    Qualitative Data Analysis with NVivo (English, Paperback) Patricia Bazeley

    Guiding students through the task of doing computer-assisted analysis using NVivo, this fully-updated second edition helps readers with every step of the process using clear directions and plenty of screenshots.

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