How to Think about Analysis

Author: Lara Alcock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198723539

Category: Mathematics

Page: 246

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Analysis is a core subject in most undergraduate mathematics degrees. It is elegant, clever and rewarding to learn, but it is hard. Even the best students find it challenging, and those who are unprepared often find it incomprehensible at first. This book aims to ensure that no student need be unprepared.
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The Research Companion

A Practical Guide for the Social and Health Sciences

Author: Petra M. Boynton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781841693057

Category: Psychology

Page: 199

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Social science research has traditionally focused on the historical study of research methods, frequently overlooking the practical skills needed to undertake a research project. The Research Companion addresses this need for instruction in the practice of research and offers clear, honest advice to help avoid typical problems and improve the standards. This book will be invaluable to all researchers in the social or health sciences, whatever their level of experience, making research more accurate, ethical and productive.
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Working with Qualitative Data

Author: William Gibson,Andrew Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446202496

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Working with Qualitative Data provides a practical and accessible introduction to how to develop and apply strategies for the analysis of qualitative data by exploring the ways in which analysis is related to all aspects of research. By situating analysis in the context of the whole research process, this book helps the reader to introduce an analytical component to every stage of doing research: from designing a project, reviewing the literature, through the various stages of gathering data, to the process of writing-up. Through practical examples the book maps out strategies for developing analytic frameworks in relation to all aspects of research, and demonstrates the ways in which such frameworks can be used in relation to various sorts of data. In contrast to existing qualitative data analysis texts, this book offers a unified approach to the process of analysis within qualitative research. It will be of great use to students and researchers across the full range of social, health and education sciences.
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Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development

Author: Kerry J. Daly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278989

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 312

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Qualitative Methods for Family Studies and Human Development serves as a step-by-step, interdisciplinary, qualitative methods text for those working in the areas of family studies, human development, family therapy, and family social work. Providing a systematic outline for carrying out qualitative projects from start to finish, author Kerry J. Daly uniquely combines epistemology, theory, and methodology into a comprehensive package illustrated specifically with examples from family relations and human development research.
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Intelligence Analysis: How to Think in Complex Environments

How to Think in Complex Environments

Author: Wayne Michael Hall,Gary Citrenbaum

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313382662

Category: Political Science

Page: 440

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This book offers a vast conceptual and theoretical exploration of the ways intelligence analysis must change in order to succeed against today's most dangerous combatants and most complex irregular theatres of conflict. • Includes quotations from a wide range of acclaimed thinkers • Offers an extensive bibliography of works cited and resources for further reading • Presents a comprehensive index
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Analysis in Qualitative Research

Author: Hennie R Boeije

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446241356

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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Written for anyone beginning a research project, this introductory book takes you through the process of analysing your data from start to finish. The author sets out an easy-to-use model for coding data in order to break it down into parts, and then to reassemble it to create a meaningful picture of the phenomenon under study. Full of useful advice, the book guides the reader through the last difficult integrating phase of qualitative analysis including diagramming, memoing, thinking aloud, and using one's feelings, and how to incorporate the use of software where appropriate. Ideal for third year undergraduate students, master students, postgraduates and anybody beginning a research project, the book includes examples covering a wide range of subjects - making the book useful for students across the social science disciplines. Hennie Boeije is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Methodology and Statistics of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
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How to do your Case Study

A Guide for Students and Researchers

Author: Gary Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620331X

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Case Study is one of the most widely applied methods of research and instruction in use today. Cases are used to frame research, aid teaching and help learning the world over. Yet, despite being so widely used, there remains a great deal of uncertainty about what constitutes case study research and how case studies should be designed and carried out. In this lucid, accessible and often witty new text, Gary Thomas introduces students and researchers to the basics of case study research. Using a wide range of real-life examples, this book sets out for those new to the method how best to design and carry out case studies in the social sciences and humanities How to do your case study: a guide for students and researchers deals with the core issues and methods that anyone new to case study will need to understand: - What is a case study? - When and why should case study methods be used? - How are case studies designed? - What methods can be used? - How do we analyse and make sense of our data? - How do we write up and write about our case? How to do your Case Study will be essential reading for any student or researcher in the Social Sciences, Health Sciences, in Business Studies, in Education and the Humanities.
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How to Think About Algorithms

Author: Jeff Edmonds

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139471759

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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This textbook, for second- or third-year students of computer science, presents insights, notations, and analogies to help them describe and think about algorithms like an expert, without grinding through lots of formal proof. Solutions to many problems are provided to let students check their progress, while class-tested PowerPoint slides are on the web for anyone running the course. By looking at both the big picture and easy step-by-step methods for developing algorithms, the author guides students around the common pitfalls. He stresses paradigms such as loop invariants and recursion to unify a huge range of algorithms into a few meta-algorithms. The book fosters a deeper understanding of how and why each algorithm works. These insights are presented in a careful and clear way, helping students to think abstractly and preparing them for creating their own innovative ways to solve problems.
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A New Way to Think About Teacher Professional Learning:

Author: Tina Doe

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300411716

Category: Education

Page: 192

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In 2005 Tina Doe set out to change the way teachers learn. She has pioneered what is today known as the Teacher Professional Learning Initiative: an exciting and meaningful way through which teachers collaborate to learn. In this book Tina Doe tells the story of how schools and teachers are coming under increasing pressure to meet the new expectations that a fast changing technologically based and global world is demanding. She argues teachers have to now meet the learning needs of all students, not just those who can "do schooling." But, as Doe outlines, the teacher education literature and anecdotes from teachers and education systems across Australia (and elsewhere) about teacher professional learning suggests there must be a better way. This book is a case study of one such approach to teacher professional learning that works.
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