Download and read online The Research Journey in PDF and EPUB "This book is a product of our several decades of teaching about research, conducting research ourselves, advising graduate students who conducted research - and of our reflections on the teaching and on the conduct of research. The book is structured to follow a teaching sequence; in fact, it maps neatly onto our syllabus for the course. Each chapter begins with a series of critical questions that we hope will guide reading and prompt further questions for discussion. These questions are followed by a dialogue among five graduate students whose journeys into inquiry are just beginning. Their challenges and joys are embedded in these dialogues as well as throughout the chapters. We also draw on other examples from our students over the years in several places. The chapters end with learning activities that we have used over the years and refined, based on student feedback and our own critical reflections on how well they worked"--
Download and read online The Research Journey of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ACT in PDF and EPUB In 1986 the first research study investigating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) was published. It aimed to determine if an early conceptualization of the ACT model could be used to treat depression. Since this seminal study, further investigations have been conducted across every imaginable psychological issue and the rate at which this research has emerged is impressive. This book describes the research journey that ACT has taken in the past 30 years. It also suggests, in light of the progress that has already been made, how ACT research should move forward in the coming decades.
Download and read online Portfolios for Professional Development in PDF and EPUB In assessment, the portfolio has gained significant interest as a tool to monitor and appraise competence development in multiple domains of professional learning. In this book, a developmental use of assessment instruments is advocated, stressing a personalised or self-regulative and learning-oriented deployment of the assessment tool. Portfolio assessment viewed this way can support knowledge productivity of professionals, thus enhancing professional development. By this we mean the construction of knowledge through feedback and dialogue about performances as a recursive loop to inform the professional about accomplishment. Portfolio assessment therefore informs and scaffolds the learner to develop further; it, so to speak, is pioneering development. Since the first introduction in several settings, teaching education, professional preparation, instructional program evaluation, student learning in several domains: nursing, teaching, training, and human resource development, portfolios have been studied extensively. It is challenging to gauge the routes along which the reasons for the interest in portfolios have shifted from one problem to the other. As we interpret this journey of research it went more or less along the following lines during the past 15 years, shifting its perspective as insights grew and demands changed.
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Download and read online The Dissertation Journey in PDF and EPUB It’s an uphill climb—but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework
Download and read online Governing Asia in PDF and EPUB These thirty-eight essays by the professors and research fellows of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the School. The core theme of the essays is governance in Asia and what its governments and peoples are doing for the public good. As Asia rises, its policymakers and citizens, and indeed the rest of the world, are increasingly asking how this dynamic region is making public policy, what we can learn from that exciting, often turbulent process, and how Asians can do better. The School's diverse and international group of scholars have written a set of informal, provocative, and passionate essays about governance in Asia — its past, present, and future — and why they study it. The volume — a candid, engaging act of transparency and disclosure — is also an invitation to join the conversation on the problems and promise of Asia and the larger dialogue on public policy and policy research in a globalized world. Contents:In Search of Good Public Administration and Governance (Naomi AOKI)A Third Generation Theory of Collective Action (Eduardo ARARAL)Growing Importance and Increasing Complexity: Research in Public Financial Management in Asia (Mukul G ASHER)India on My Mind (Kanti BAJPAI)New Mindsets: Solving the World's Water and Wastewater Problems (Asit K BISWAS)How Did I Get Here? Where am I Going? Thinking on a Bicycle (Joost BUURMAN)Is There a Macroeconomic Policy Regime in China? (CHEN Kang)The Story of Missing Women (Yvonne J CHEN)Why Public Policy Needs to Take a Broader View on Well-Being (Namrata CHINDARKAR)From Slobodan Milosevic to Doraemon (HENG Yee Kuang)The Poetry of Politics: What I Research and Why (Selina HO)Tracing How Governments Think (Michael HOWLETT)The Challenge for Labour Market Policy Research (HUI Weng Tat)The Price of the Invaluable: The Role of Companies and Markets in Water Supply (Olivia JENSEN)From Gangnam Apartments to Urban Development Policy in Asia — A Personal Journey (JOO Yu Min)Research Passion for Excellence in Teaching (Suzaina KADIR)Population Ageing in the East and West (KIM Erin Hye-Won)Coincidences or Opportunities? (Ashish LALL)Water Narratives: Caricature of a General Theory of Institutional Change (LEONG Ching)Local Government Fiscal Disparities in China (LI Hui)New Ideas for a 'New Normal' Singapore (Donald LOW)Is Humanity Rational? (Kishore MAHBUBANI)First, Ask the Right Question (NG Kok Hoe)Of Mice and Man: A Personal Research Journey (Tikki PANG)Health for All, All for Health — Public Policy Research for Global Health (PHUA Kai Hong)Bureaucracy, I Love You (Ora-orn POOCHAROEN)Capital Flows, Crises, and Exchange Rate Management in Emerging Asia (Ramkishen S RAJAN)Destiny, Detachment, and Public Policy (M RAMESH)My "Research Passion" — Securing the Survival and Well-Being of Our Species (John RICHARDSON)The Big Picture and the Small, the Long View and the Short (Razeen SALLY)The Professorial Life: Seamlessness, Synergy, and Significance (Kenneth Paul TAN)The Need for a Serious Rethink on Economics (Dodo J THAMPAPILLAI)Any Progress Towards Sustainable Development or at Least Sustained Development? (Cecilia TORTAJADA)Making Research a Fulfilling Mission (VU Minh Khuong)What Drives Public Managers in Tough Governance Settings? (Zeger van der WAL)Dirty Boots and Polished Shoes (Robert J WASSON)Warming up the Cold Bench (WU Xun)Building an Asian Scholarship of Public Administration and Policy (Wai-Hang YEE) Readership: Academics, policy makers, LKY School students, alumni and faculty, and anyone interested in the development and management of universities and other institutions of higher education. Keywords:Public Policy;Education;University;Management;Leadership;Institution-Building;Lee Kuan Yew;Singapore;ResearchReviews: “In ten short years, the LKY School has achieved a certain international reputation. This is partly due to the inimitable leadership of Kishore Mahbubani and partly because the work of the School meets a crying need for better governance in Asia. The 38 essays in the book are snapshots of what the School has been doing from different perspectives, giving the reader a sense of where the School is heading as it rides a current of history.” George Yeo Chairman, Kerry Logistics Former Singapore Foreign Minister “This volume of essays by the faculty and research fellows of the LKY School is a series of succinct and candid reflections on public policy research — it is also an insightful guide to rising Asia.” Pascal Lamy Former Director General of the World Trade Organization “Kishore Mahbubani and his colleagues draw us into the exciting world of Asian governance and the making of public policy for development in this most dynamic region.” Helen Clark UNDP Administrator and Chair of the United Nations Development Group “Ever wonder what public policy schools do and why? Here is a place to find out. This volume is a biography of Asia's premier school and also an encounter with a burgeoning academic field. The Lee Kuan Yew School has accomplished so very much in an incredibly short period of time.” Merit E Janow Dean, School of International and Public Affairs Professor of Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs Columbia University “Is there a Singapore 'school' of public policy thinking and research? These essays suggest that the LKY School may be laying the groundwork.” Justin Lin Professor, Peking University Former Chief Economist, the World Bank “The School shares its intellectual passions and ambitions with a directness and clarity which justifies the international attention it so well deserves.” Lim Siong Guan Group President, GIC
Download and read online The Counselling and Psychotherapy Research Handbook in PDF and EPUB Research is a vital and often daunting component of many counselling and psychotherapy courses. As well as completing their own research projects, trainees across modalities must understand the research in the field – what it tells them and how to do it. Breaking down this seemingly mountainous task into easy to swallow pieces, this book will navigate your students through each stage of the research process, from choosing a research question, through the pros and cons of different methods, to data analysis and writing up their findings. Written by leading contributors from the field including John McLeod, Mick Cooper and Tim Bond, each chapter features points for reflection, engaging activities and suggestions for further reading, helping students to engage with all aspects of research. An original graphic narrative runs throughout the book, bringing this complex topic to life in a unique way. Whether embarking on research for the first time or already a little familiar with research and research methods, this unique guide is something counselling and psychotherapy students will turn to continually throughout their research projects.
Download and read online Life Story Research in Sport in PDF and EPUB What is life really like for the elite athlete? How does the experience of being a professional sports person differ from the popular perceptions of fans, journalists or academics? Why might elite sports people experience mental health difficulties away from the public gaze? In the first book-length study of its kind, Kitrina Douglas and David Carless present the life stories of real elite athletes alongside careful analysis and interpretation of those stories in order to better understand the experience of living in sport. Drawing on psychology, sociology, counselling, psychotherapy and narrative theory, and on narrative research in sports as diverse as golf, track and field athletics, judo and hockey, they explore the ways in which the culture of sport interacts with the mental health, development, identity and life trajectories of elite and professional sports people in highly pressurised and sometimes unhealthy environments. By casting light on a previously under-researched aspect of sport, the book makes a call for strategies to be put in place to minimise difficulties or distress for athletes, for support to be tailored across the different life phases, and highlights the potential benefits in terms of athlete well-being and improved performance. The book also considers how these important issues relate to broader cultural and social factors, and therefore represents important reading for any student or professional with an interest in sport psychology, coaching, sport sociology, youth sport, counselling, or exercise and mental health.
Download and read online Renewing Research Practice in PDF and EPUB Scholars in organization studies share their experience in overcoming research obstacles, working with collaborators, & balancing professional with personal life demands. The book is organized around a series of chapters & commentaries that invite the reader to interact with the ideas presented.
Download and read online Research Journeys in PDF and EPUB The aim of this book is to provide prospective and current doctoral students, and their supervisors, with a range of narratives of doctoral experiences. The book is an outcome of a conference where both academic and professional doctorate students at different stages of their research shared their experiences of the process of completing a doctorate. The ten candid accounts included in the volume provide a valuable insight into the kinds of challenges that arise and the ways in which these might (or might not) be overcome. In so doing, this book ‘lifts the lid’ on some of the hitherto concealed aspects of the doctoral process. The book also includes a chapter from an established academic with a record of writing about the doctoral student experience, as well as inserts from a doctoral programme leader and an experienced academic supervisor. In the Introduction, the editors review some of the current literature on experiences of the doctoral research journey and the research process. The book concludes with the editors’ reflections on both the unique nature of doctoral research for each individual and the common stages that students experience on the journey.
Download and read online FormaMente in PDF and EPUB 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
Download and read online Strong and Hard Women in PDF and EPUB Females with large muscles evoke strong reactions from men and women, often involving disgust, discomfort, anger and threat. The controversial nature of female bodybuilding has caused a significant rupture on feminist ground. Whilst proponents claim that female bodybuilding is a way of empowering and liberating women, others see it as a form of corporeal entrapment. This book investigates the controversy. Do women who pump iron resist physical restrictions of imposed femininity, or are they engaged in an ultimately oppressive quest for ‘perfect bodies’? In an original two year ethnographic study based in the South of England, Tanya Bunsell immersed herself into the world of female bodybuilders. By mapping these extraordinary women’s lives, the research illuminates the pivotal spaces and essential lived experiences that make up the female bodybuilder. Whilst the women appear to be embarking on an ‘empowering’ radical body project for themselves, the consequences of their activity remains culturally ambivalent. This research exposes the ‘Janus-faced’ nature of female bodybuilding, exploring the ways in which the women negotiate, accommodate and resist pressures to engage in more orthodox and feminine activities and appearances. This book will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of gender studies, the sociology of sport, the body and research methodology.
Download and read online The Routledge Doctoral Student s Companion in PDF and EPUB In the contemporary world it is clear that the need to study beyond Masters Level is increasing in importance for a wide range of practitioners in diverse professional settings. Students across the world are choosing doctorates not only to become career academics, but to go beyond the academic arena, in order to make a personal and educational, as well as an economic investment, in their workplace careers and their lives. However for many doctoral students, both full-time and part-time, navigating the literature and key issues surrounding doctoral research can often be a challenge. Bringing together contributions from key names in the international education arena, The Routledge Doctoral Student’s Companion is a comprehensive guide to the literature surrounding doctorates, bringing together questions, challenges and solutions normally scattered over a wide range of texts. Accessible and wide-ranging, it covers all doctoral students need to know about: what doctoral education means in contemporary practice forming an identity and knowledge as a doctoral student the big questions which run throughout doctoral practice becoming a researcher the skills needed to conduct research integrating oneself into a scholarly community. Offering an extensive and rounded guide to undertaking doctoral research in a single volume, this book is essential reading for all full-time and part-time doctoral students in education and related disciplines.
Download and read online Doing Research in Design in PDF and EPUB Outlines the relationship between thinking and doing in design, making links between design, research, philosophy, and sociology, and examines four central social research methodologies in practice.
Download and read online Readings in Post Compulsory Education in PDF and EPUB The editors provide an illuminating commentary to eleven key articles covering the main issues affecting the post-compulsory education sector today. Contributions include an analysis of what influences students to drop out from their learning programmes, how the participation of hard-to-reach learners can be widened, how adults with basic skills can be encouraged to learn, and how research can help make sense of the 'muddle' of middle management in Further Education colleges. Book jacket.