The Oxford Handbook Of Qualitative Research

Patricia Leavy Oxford University Press, USA

The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research, Second Edition presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary overview of the field of qualitative research. Divided into eight parts, the forty chapters address key topics in the field such as approaches to qualitative research (philosophical perspectives), narrative inquiry, field research, and interview methods, text, arts-based, and internet methods, analysis and interpretation of findings, and representation and evaluation. The handbook is intended for students of all levels, faculty, and researchers across the disciplines, and the contributors represent some of the most influential and innovative researchers as well as emerging scholars. This handbook provides a broad introduction to the field of qualitative research to those with little to no background in the subject, while providing substantive contributions to the field that will be of interest to even the most experienced researchers. It serves as a user-friendly teaching tool suitable for a range of undergraduate or graduate courses, as well as individuals working on their thesis or other research projects. With a focus on methodological instruction, the incorporation of real-world examples and practical applications, and ample coverage of writing and representation, this volume offers everything readers need to undertake their own qualitative studies.

ISBN10 : 9780190847388 , ISBN13 : 0190847387

Page Number : 1279

Performance And Innovation In The Public Sector

Evan M. Berman Taylor & Francis

Managing for results is increasingly important for the success of public organizations. Performance and Innovation in the Public Sector is a comprehensive textbook that examines a broad range of performance strategies. Today’s public managers require a broad toolkit and a deep, current understanding of the following: performance management, digital government, collaboration, strategic planning, innovation, lean government, and managing people for performance. This book provides a thorough overview of broad paradigms and their emergence, practical strategies along with examples and up-to-date applications, and an appreciation for the diverse contexts of public organizations resulting in varied and tailored improvements. Each chapter assists students in applying each tool at work. Performance and Innovation in the Public Sector provides a balance of scholarship and practice, offers flexibility for instructors, and is written in an accessible style that students and professionals appreciate. This revised, much-anticipated third edition includes an increased emphasis on improving governance and innovation, as well as up-to-date examples that demonstrate best practices for performance in diverse public sector settings.

ISBN10 : 9781000811308 , ISBN13 : 1000811301

Page Number : 188

Who Wrote This

Naomi S. Baron Stanford University Press

Would you read this book if a computer wrote it? Would you even know? And why would it matter? Today's eerily impressive artificial intelligence writing tools present us with a crucial challenge: As writers, do we unthinkingly adopt AI's time-saving advantages or do we stop to weigh what we gain and lose when heeding its siren call? To understand how AI is redefining what it means to write and think, linguist and educator Naomi S. Baron leads us on a journey connecting the dots between human literacy and today's technology. From nineteenth-century lessons in composition, to mathematician Alan Turing's work creating a machine for deciphering war-time messages, to contemporary engines like ChatGPT, Baron gives readers a spirited overview of the emergence of both literacy and AI, and a glimpse of their possible future. As the technology becomes increasingly sophisticated and fluent, it's tempting to take the easy way out and let AI do the work for us. Baron cautions that such efficiency isn't always in our interest. As AI plies us with suggestions or full-blown text, we risk losing not just our technical skills but the power of writing as a springboard for personal reflection and unique expression. Funny, informed, and conversational, Who Wrote This? urges us as individuals and as communities to make conscious choices about the extent to which we collaborate with AI. The technology is here to stay. Baron shows us how to work with AI and how to spot where it risks diminishing the valuable cognitive and social benefits of being literate.

ISBN10 : 9781503637900 , ISBN13 : 1503637905

Page Number : 438

Apaga El Celular Y Enciende Tu Cerebro

Pablo Muñoz Iturrieta HarperEnfoque

El premiado filósofo, conferenciante internacional y académico Dr. Pablo Muñoz Iturrieta nos trae un manifiesto filosófico que pretende animar a los lectores a aprender a pensar por sí mismos y no permitir que la tecnología domine y controle su vida. En un mundo de servicios de streaming a la carta y de interminables contenidos de TikTok, no es ningún secreto que la tecnología está dominando nuestras mentes y comportamiento, lo que en última instancia conducirá a una dominación social y del pensamiento mundial. Eso, si no lo detenemos ahora. Apaga el celular y enciende tu cerebro es una llamada a vivir la realidad como los seres humanos de pensamiento libre que somos y a evitar caer en el engaño de un mundo virtual que se muestra como una vía de escape fácil de las dificultades de la experiencia humana. En este libro, el Dr. Pablo Muñoz Iturrieta presenta los problemas, la gravedad y los efectos de estar dominado cerebralmente por la tecnología, a la vez que presenta como solución un mundo en el que estos problemas se evitan mediante el control personal sobre la tecnología y la mente. Este libro aborda temas como: Cómo sobrevivir sin tecnología en un mundo tecnológico Cómo afectan las pantallas al comportamiento La digitalización de la realidad Los peligros del metaverso y las comunidades virtuales como vía de escape de la realidad El rechazo a la tecnología en los debates contemporáneos Cómo podemos recuperar el control sobre nuestros pensamientos, nuestras vidas y nuestra familia Debemos condicionar la tecnología, no dejar que la tecnología condicione nuestras vidas. Es hora de recuperar el control de tu vida y de tu familia. Turn off Your Phone and Turn on Your Brain Award-winning philosopher, international speaker, and scholar Dr. Pablo Muñoz Iturrieta brings us a philosophical manifesto that aims to encourage the readers learn to think for themselves and not allow technology to dominate and control their lives. In a world of on-demand streaming services and never-ending TikTok content, it is no secret that technology is dominating our minds and behaviors, ultimately leading to world-wide social and thought domination. That’s if we don’t stop it in its tracks right now. Turn off Your Phone and Turn on Your Brain is a call to live reality as the free-thinking human beings we are and avoid falling into the deception of a virtual world that is shown as an easy escape from the difficulties of the human experience. In this book, Dr. Pablo Muñoz Iturrieta presents the problems, severity, and effects of being cerebrally dominated by technology, while at the same time presenting as a solution a world in which these problems are avoided through personal control over technology and the mind. This book addresses topics such as: How to survive without technology in a technological world How screens affect behavior The digitalization of reality The dangers of the metaverse and virtual communities as an escape route from reality The rejection of technology in contemporary discussions How we can regain control over our thoughts, our lives, and our family We must condition technology, not let technology condition our lives. It is time to take back control of your life and your family.

ISBN10 : 9781400337064 , ISBN13 : 1400337062

Page Number : 305

An Evidence Based Approach To Vitamins And Minerals

Jane Higdon Thieme

Organized by nutrient, this evidence-based reference synthesizes all of the most current research on vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-use format. Each chapter addresses the function the nutrient plays in the human body; current definitions of deficiency, including Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Adequate Intake (AI) recommendations; the use of the nutrient for prevention or treatment of a disease, if known; dietary and other sources of the nutrient, including food and supplement sources (breaking down the different supplement forms); safety precautions for overdosing and drug interactions; and the Linus Pauling Institute's current recommendation for health maintenance. Each chapter has been reviewed by an expert in the area, all of whom are noted in the Editorial Advisory Board. This work is endorsed by the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University. Four appendices add to the clinical usefulness of this work: a quick reference to disease prevention and treatment recommendations made throughout the text, nutrient - nutrient interactions, drug - nutrient interactions, and a glossary.

ISBN10 : 1588901246 , ISBN13 : 9781588901248

Page Number : 290

The Canon

Natalie Angier HMH

The New York Times bestseller that makes scientific subjects both understandable and fun: “Every sentence sparkles with wit and charm.” —Richard Dawkins From the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times science journalist and bestselling author of Woman, this is a playful, passionate guide to the science all around us (and inside us)—from physics to chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, and more. Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world’s top scientists, Natalie Angier creates a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy. For those who want a fuller understanding of some of the great issues of our time, The Canon offers insights on stem cells, bird flu, evolution, and global warming. For students—or parents whose kids ask a lot of questions about how the world works—it brings to life such topics as how the earth was formed, or what electricity is. Also included are clear, fascinating explanations of how to think scientifically and grasp the tricky subject of probability. The Canon is a joyride through the major scientific disciplines that reignites our childhood delight and sense of wonder—and along the way, tells us what is actually happening when our ice cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, and how we’re all really made of stardust.

ISBN10 : 9780547348568 , ISBN13 : 0547348568

Page Number : 305

Global Report On Trafficking In Persons 2020

United Nations UN

The 2020 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the fifth of its kind mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. It covers more than 130 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2017 and 2019. As UNODC has been systematically collecting data on trafficking in persons for more than a decade, trend information is presented for a broad range of indicators.

ISBN10 : 9211304113 , ISBN13 : 9789211304114

Page Number : 562