Heuristic Research

Design, Methodology, and Applications

Author: Clark Moustakas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803938823

Category: Reference

Page: 130

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Well-organized and well-referenced, this book gives a clear presentation of heuristic methodology as a systematic form of qualitative research. Investigators of human experiences will find this book invaluable as a research guide. The author illustrates how heuristic concepts and processes form components of the research design and become the basis for a methodology. There is a clear explanation of how heuristic inquiry works in practice and the actual process of conducting a human science investigation is described in detail.
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Therapy, Culture and Spirituality

Developing Therapeutic Practice

Author: G. Nolan,W. West

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137370432

Category: Psychology

Page: 244

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This edited collection addresses how therapy can engage with issues of race, culture, religion and spirituality. It is a response to the need for practitioners to further their understanding and skills base in developing ways of appropriately responding to the interconnectivity of these evolving issues.
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FormaMente

Rivista internazionale di ricerca sul futuro digitale

Author: Aa.Vv.

Publisher: Gangemi Editore Spa

ISBN: 8849279183

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 410

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RESEARCH - RICERCA Effectiveness of critical thinking instruction in higher education: a systematic review of intervention studies Dawit T. Tiruneh, An Verburgh, Jan Elen From research assistant to researcher: being wakeful in a mentorship journey about methodology, poverty, and deficit thinking Heather Grenville, Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker Adapting grounded theory in qualitative research: reflections from personal experience Philip Bulawa B-learning quality: dimensions, criteria and pedagogical approach Paula Peres, Luís Lima, Vanda Lima The system learning. Rethinking structures, role and functions of the virtual communities of knowledge and learning Pierfranco Malizia APPLICATIONS - APPLICAZIONI Stability of Russian banking sector: the results of adaptation international standards of banking regulation Svetlana Khasyanova Development of technologies of application of Islamic financial products in the Russian federation Simone La Bella, Vladimir Malyaev Data display in qualitative research Susana Verdinelli, Norma I. Scagnoli The competencies required for effective performance in a University e-learning environment Mitchell Parkes, Christine Reading, Sarah Stein Future direction for next generation Web Young B. Choi, Young Han Choe, Tae H Oh Tablets (iPad) for M-learning in the context of social constructivism to institute an effective learning environment Palmo Thinley, Shlomo Geva, James Reye PowerPoint: IT’s not yes or no, it’s when and how Lois A. Jordan, Raymond Papp Is Finnish higher education a model or a myth? The case study of Erasmus mobility from Italy to Finland Chiara Biasin HIGHLIGHT - PROSPETTIVE A brief outline about FADRIVE. A pattern to improve e-learning Danilo Ceccarelli Morolli PBL Working environment: an expert system for teachers, trainers and headmasters who want to understand and apply the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy in their own classroom Susanna Correnti, Luca Angelo Galassi tuBEMATES project: towards a competitive European Higher Education Ilaria Reggiani Simulations and serious games for company businesses Paolo Francescone Learning: the way out Review of OECD (2013), Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing. Lisa Reggiani Methodologies for Research-Creation Valentina Cisbani GUIDE Association: Conclusions from the VII International Conference, Guatemala Laura Ricci Upcoming Conferences: VIII GUIDE conference and V Seminar on Education and Communication, Aracaju, Brazil, 19-21 November 2014 New GUIDE Journal: Digital Universities. International best practices and applications CONTRIBUTORS GENERAL INDICATIONS FOR THE AUTHORS

African Women and ICTs

Creating New Spaces with Technology

Author: Ineke Buskens,Anne Webb

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1848131925

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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This book explores the ways in which women in Africa utilize Information and Communication Technologies to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the mobile village phone business, through internet use, or through new career and ICT employment opportunities. Based on the outcome of an extensive research project, this timely books features chapters based on original primary field research undertaken by academics and activists who have investigated situations within their own communities and countries. The discussion includes such issues as the notion of ICTs for empowerment and as agents of change, ICTs in the fight against gender-based violence, and how ICTs could be used to re-conceptualize public and private spaces.
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Art-Based Research

Author: Shaun McNiff

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846428955

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Art therapy and all of the other creative arts therapies have promoted themselves as ways of expressing what cannot be conveyed in conventional language. Why is it that creative arts therapists fail to apply this line of thinking to research? In this exciting and innovative book, Shaun McNiff, one of the field's pioneering educators and authors, breaks new ground in defining and inspiring art-based research. He illustrates how practitioner-researchers can become involved in art-based inquiries during their educational studies and throughout their careers, and shows how new types of research can be created that resonate with the artistic process. Clearly and cogently expressed, the theoretical arguments are illustrated by numerous case examples, and the final part of the book provides a wealth of ideas and thought provoking questions for research. This challenging book will prove invaluable to creative art therapy educators, students, and clinicians who wish to approach artistic inquiry as a way of conducting research. It will also find a receptive audience within the larger research community where there is a rising commitment to expanding the theory and practice of research. Integrating artistic and scientific procedures in many novel ways, this book offers fresh and productive visions of what research can be.
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Equine-Assisted Therapy and Learning with At-Risk Young People

Author: Hannah Burgon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137320877

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

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This book provides an overview of the field of Equine-Assisted Therapy and Learning and gives a powerful account of a research study charting the experiences of seven 'at-risk' young people attending a pioneering Therapeutic Horsemanship centre in the UK. The book includes a foreword from Leif Hallberg, author of Walking the Way of the Horse .
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Radical Human Ecology

Intercultural and Indigenous Approaches

Author: Dr Alastair McIntosh,Dr Rose Roberts,Dr Lewis Williams

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409490378

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 452

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Human ecology - the study and practice of relationships between the natural and the social environment - has gained prominence as scholars seek more effectively to engage with pressing global concerns. In the past seventy years most human ecology has skirted the fringes of geography, sociology and biology. This volume pioneers radical new directions. In particular, it explores the power of indigenous and traditional peoples' epistemologies both to critique and to complement insights from modernity and postmodernity.
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Mobile Usability

Author: Jakob Nielsen,Raluca Budiu

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826695712

Category: Computers

Page: 236

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Für iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Designs für kleine Displays optimal gestalten Texte für die mobile Nutzung verfassen und Inhalte strukturieren Einfache Navigationen für Smartphones und Tablets Die Erstellung von mobilen Websites und Apps ist ein ständiger Spagat zwischen der Bereitstellung von Inhalten und der Darstellung auf kleinen Displays. Reduzierte Inhalte, einfache Navigationsmöglichkeiten, Optimierung des Designs bei langsamen Übertragungsgeschwindigkeiten – mit diesen Herausforderungen ist jeder Entwickler konfrontiert. Wie entwirft man die besten Websites und Apps für moderne Smartphone- und Tablet-Nutzer? Der Bestseller-Autor Jakob Nielsen und seine Co-Autorin Raluca Budiu gehen dieser Frage nach und untersuchen in diesem Buch die wichtigsten Aspekte guter Mobile Usability. So erfahren Sie anhand zahlreicher Beispiele, wie Sie eine gelungene Navigation sowie passende Designs und Textinhalte für mobile Geräte entwerfen und dabei die User Experience mit Blick auf das mobile Nutzungsverhalten optimal berücksichtigen. Die dargestellten Methoden basieren auf Erkenntnissen aus internationalen Studien, die anhand zahlreicher Usability-Tests durchgeführt wurden. Dieses Buch richtet sich an Designer und Softwareentwickler, aber ebenso an Texter, Redakteure, Produktmanager und Marketing-Mitarbeiter. Sowohl Einsteiger als auch erfahrene Mobile-Usability-Veteranen erhalten wertvolle Hinweise und Tipps. Dr. Jakob Nielsen ist Mitgründer und Leiter der Nielsen Norman Group. Zudem begründete er auch die »Discount Usability Engineering«-Bewegung, die sich in erster Linie mit schnellen und effizienten Methoden zur Qualitätsverbesserung von Benutzeroberflächen beschäftigt. Das Nachrichtenmagazin U.S. News & World Report bezeichnete Nielsen als »den weltweit führenden Experten für Web Usability« und die Tageszeitung USA Today beschrieb sein Wirken gar als »The next best thing to a true time machine«. Er ist Autor zahlreicher Bestseller wie Web Usability, Eyetracking Web Usability sowie Designing Web Usability, das weltweit mehr als 250.000 Mal verkauft und in 22 Sprachen übersetzt wurde. Dr. Raluca Budiu ist User Experience Specialist bei der Nielsen Norman Group. In dieser Funktion betätigt sie sich auch als Beraterin für Großunternehmen aus verschiedensten Industriebereichen sowie Tutorin für die Sachgebiete Mobile Usability, Touchgeräte-Usability, kognitive Psychologie für Designer sowie Prinzipien der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion.
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Tutorials on Emerging Methodologies and Applications in Operations Research

Presented at INFORMS 2004, Denver, CO

Author: Harvey J. Greenberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387228276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

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This volume reflects the theme of the INFORMS 2004 Meeting in Denver: Back to OR Roots. Emerging as a quantitative approach to problem-solving in World War II, our founders were physicists, mathematicians, and engineers who quickly found peace-time uses. It is fair to say that Operations Research (OR) was born in the same incubator as computer science, and it has spawned many new disciplines, such as systems engineering, health care management, and transportation science. Although people from many disciplines routinely use OR methods, many scientific researchers, engineers, and others do not understand basic OR tools and how they can help them. Disciplines ranging from finance to bioengineering are the beneficiaries of what we do — we take an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Our strengths are modeling, analysis, and algorithm design. We provide a quanti- tive foundation for a broad spectrum of problems, from economics to medicine, from environmental control to sports, from e-commerce to computational - ometry. We are both producers and consumers because the mainstream of OR is in the interfaces. As part of this effort to recognize and extend OR roots in future probl- solving, we organized a set of tutorials designed for people who heard of the topic and want to decide whether to learn it. The 90 minutes was spent addre- ing the questions: What is this about, in a nutshell? Why is it important? Where can I learn more? In total, we had 14 tutorials, and eight of them are published here.
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Freedom

What Is the Experience of Living Without Negative Self-Imposed Limitations?

Author: Dr. Angela Celeste May

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469105470

Category: Self-Help

Page: 136

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Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: John McLeod

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

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Qualitative methods are particularly suited to answering the kinds of questions that counsellors and psychotherapists need to ask about their practice. Qualitative Research Methods in Counselling and Psychotherapy has therefore been written to help researchers find their way through the range of methodologies and techniques available to them. Leading expert, and best selling author John McLeod takes the reader through each stage of the research process, explaining techniques for gathering data, writing up the study and evaluating the findings. Each qualitative method is clearly described and critically assessed in terms of its own strengths and weaknesses. Examples from actual research studies are given to show how
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Intimacy, Transcendence, and Psychology

Closeness and Openness in Everyday Life

Author: Steen Halling

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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This book addresses the richness and depth of our intimate relationships and especially those moments when we come to see ourselves and the other person in a new way. In such moments we realize that however much we are influenced by heredity and upbringing, we are also agents with the capacity for openness and transcendence.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods

Author: Michael Lewis-Beck,Alan E Bryman,Tim Futing Liao

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780761923633

Category: Social Science

Page: 1528

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"This defining work will be valuable to readers and researchers in social sciences and humanities at all academic levels. As a teaching resource it will be useful to instructors and students alike and will become a standard reference source. Essential for general and academic collections." --CHOICE This Encyclopedia provides readers with authoritative essays on virtually all social science methods topics, quantitative and qualitative, by an international collection of experts. Organized alphabetically, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods covers research terms ranging from different methodological approaches to epistemological issues and specific statistical techniques. Written to be accessible to general readers, the Encyclopedia entries do not require advanced knowledge of mathematics or statistics to understand the purposes or basic principles of any of the methods. To accomplish this goal, there are two major types of entries: definitions consisting of a paragraph or two to provide a quick explanation of a methodological term; and topical treatments or essays that discuss the nature, history, applications, and implications of using a certain method, including suggested readings and references. Readers are directed to related topics via cross-referenced terms that appear in small capital letters. By assembling entries of varied origins and serving different research purposes, readers will be able to benefit from this immense source of methodological expertise in advancing their understanding of research. With three volumes and more than 900 signed entries, the Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods will be a critical addition to any social science library.
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Being-in, Being-for, Being-with

Author: Clark E. Moustakas

Publisher: Jason Aronson Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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Being-In, Being-For, Being-With contemplates the coexistence of being and relating. Dr. Moustakas explores the balancing fulcrum of being-with and being-with-oneself essential to success in everyday challenges and in finding creativity. But there is a paradox to communion and loneliness: while solitude inspires intimate contacts with others, it also increases one's need for privacy and aloneness. Freedom releases. When others are free to be themselves, we are free to be who we are. This authentic freedom enhances self and others because in every relationship, mutuality sustains and encourages expressions of freedom. In freedom, we are attuned to inner states, pursuing a life of creative ideas and meanings, seeking a purity of self-presence that is simultaneously open and receptive to others and the requirements of daily life.
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Research methods in clinical and counselling psychology

Author: Chris Barker,Nancy Pistrang,Robert Elliott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471936121

Category: Medical

Page: 282

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Research Methods in Clinical and Counselling Psychology presents a practical description of the research process, taking readers sequentially through the basic steps of a project: groundwork, measurement, design, analysis and interpretation. It also addresses essential background issues, such as the underlying philosophy of the various research methods and the socio-political issues that arise in doing research in service settings. Clinical and counselling research methodology is currently developing rapidly, and psychologists are expanding their repertoire of methods. In this book the authors present a balanced appraisal of both traditional and emergent methods. They re-affirm the scientist-practitioner model: that clinical and counselling psychologists have a dual role as both clinicians and researchers. The authors argue that research embraces a broad range of activities which can be incorporated into everyday professional practice. The book is aimed at students and professionals who want to conduct their own research and those who simply want to understand published research better.
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The Humanistic Movement

Recovering the Person in Psychology

Author: Frederick Joseph Wertz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

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Proceedings of the 10th Australasian Conference on Information Systems

1-3 December 1999 : School of Communications and Information Management, Te Kura Whakaipurangi Kōrero, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Author: Pak Yoong,Beverley Hope,Victoria University of Wellington. School of Communications and Information Management

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780475110657

Category: Information services

Page: 1224

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