Academic research is a different world to that which is normally encountered in everyday life and as such it has a unique set of concepts and issues with which it operates. Learning the vocabulary required understanding these concepts and issues is a non-trivial challenge. This book A Dictionary of Research Concepts and Issues has been prepared to assist students, lecturers and others who wish to improve their command of the language of research. The 600+ concepts and issues is not a definitive list of the ideas which a researcher could encounter but it is a solid basis on which to build a sound understanding of this interesting subject.
'A dictionary of research methodology and statistics in applied linguistics' is a reference guide which offers an authoritative and comprehensive overview of key terms and concepts in the areas of research and statistics as concerns the field of applied linguistics. The volume is intended as a resource to delineate the meaning and use of various concepts, approaches, methods, designs, techniques, tools, types, and processes of applied linguistics research in an efficient and accessible style. Some entries relating to statistical aspects of research are also used so as to help the researcher in the successful formulation, analysis, and execution of the research design and carry the same towards its logical end. This book makes use of approximately 2000 entries on the key concepts and issues of research with cross references where necessary. This volume is designed to appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, lecturers, practitioners, researchers, consultants, and consumers of information across the field of applied linguistics and other related disciplines.
This dictionary is an up-to-date volume that contains numerous references to relevant concepts and terms in the field of multicultural psychology. Professor Lena Hall has collected, studied, and analyzed a multitude of terms in her eleven years of teaching multicultural psychology, and she has gathered them together in this handy, accessible reference book.
The Dictionary of Media and Communication is an authoritative and wide-ranging A-Z providing over 2,200 entries on terms used in media and communication, from concepts and theories to technical terms, across subject areas that include advertising, digital culture, journalism, new media, radio studies, and telecommunications. It also covers relevant terminology from related disciplines such as literary theory, semiotics, cultural studies, and philosophy. The entries are extensively cross-referenced, allowing the reader to link related concepts that span different discourses with ease. It is an indispensable guide for undergraduate students on degree courses in media or communication studies, and also for those taking related subjects such as film studies, visual culture, and cultural studies. With highly relevant web links to key essays, images, examples, and websites which complement the A-Z entries, all updated and accessed via a companion webpage, as well as a biographical appendix with web links to key people, this is a valuable resource for media professionals, postgraduates, academics, and researchers and an eminently practical and user-friendly reference for anyone involved in the worlds of media and communication.
The Essential Guide for Mental Health Professionals
Author: Len Sperry
The professional practice of counseling and mental health can often be complex and litigious. While there are many professional ethics textbooks, there are few, if any, supporting resources to assist in mastering basic terminology, or to offer easy access to important legal opinions in everyday practice. The Dictionary of Ethical and Legal Terms and Issues is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners alike who need to navigate that complexity. The book blends ethical, legal, and professional issues along with a dictionary for the mental health professional in one handy volume. An essential resource in any professional library, this book will be of interest to anyone who needs a ready guide to the myriad ethical and legal terms and issues encountered in both training and practice.
A Dictionary of Key Social Science Research Concepts
Author: Robert Lee Miller,John D Brewer
Category: Social Science
The A-Z is a collection of entries ranging from qualitative research techniques to statistical testing and the practicalities of using the Internet as a research tool. Alphabetically arranged in accessible, reader-friendly formats, the shortest entries are 800 words long and the longest are 3000. Most entries are approximately 1500 words in length and are supported by suggestions for further reading.
An essential reference, particularly for students who encounter nursing theory and research courses in their educational programs....In her foreword...Afaf Meleis states that it is the answer to a graduate student's prayers. I would certainly agree, and I would add that experienced researchers and theoreticians can use it as a handy reference for day-to-day scholarly activities.-- Nursing Education Perspectives. Updated terminology and the addition of many new terms with examples and references that reflect current nursing practice make this third edition of the Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research a valuable accompaniment to the nursing student's or practitioner nurse's bookshelf. With the inclusion of research, theory, statistical, and epidemiologic definitions, as well as cross-reference notes at the end of each entry, this compilation is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date nursing dictionaries available.;. This alphabetical dictionary of terms used in nursing research and nursing theory offers clear definitions--often in. multiple paragraphs and sometimes ending with an example that further demonstrates the meaning of the term Cross-references. are printed in boldface after the definitions with references that will lead the serious reader to delve more deeply into. contextual use of the terms and concepts.---CHOICE February 2006. What distinguishes this Dictionary from others are its attention to the diversity in inquiry and distinctively nursing. 'takes' on key concepts in theory and research. This Dictionary will be a welcome addition to the libraries of both new and. experienced researchers.. ---- Margarete Sandelowski, Cary C. Boshamer Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This alphabetical dictionary of terms used in nursing research and nursing theory. offers clear definitions-often in multiple paragraphs and sometimes ending with an. example that further demonstrates the meaning of the term. Cross-references are printed. in boldface after the definitions. Powers (emer., Univ. of Rochester) and Knapp (Univ. of. Rochester/Ohio State Univ.) offer descriptive definitions with references that will lead. the serious reader to delve more deeply into the contextual use of the terms and. concepts. Given the accolades for the second edition(1995), it might be expected that the. definitions would rely on older references. Instead, the majority of the 17 pages of. references supporting the text take readers to publications newer than 1995, with a. significant number being as recent as 2004. The work, therefore, is unlikely to become. outdated for many years to come. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All Libraries. that support nurses' education and research at the lower-level undergraduate level and. above.- K. Bradley. Bellevue Community College ---CHOICE February 2006
The new edition of the Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research has been thoroughly revised and updated - adding numerous new terms while retaining and revising all of the original entries. From a review of the first edition: "An excellent collection of information essential to all nurses, not only those involved in research but also practising nurses interested in innovation and change . . . as well as being an indispensible addition to the reference section of any nursing library, many nurses will find this book so essential to their own private study that individual purchase must be highly recommended" - Nursing Times
Defines key terms in such areas as anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, human geography, cultural studies, and Marxism, and covers concepts, theories, schools of thought, methodologies, issues, and controversies.
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Nicholas Eastaugh,Valentine Walsh,Tracey Chaplin,Ruth Siddall
Author: Nicholas Eastaugh,Valentine Walsh,Tracey Chaplin,Ruth Siddall
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The Pigment Compendium Dictionary is a comprehensive information source for scientists, art historians, conservators and forensic specialists. Drawn together from extensive analystical research into the physical and chemical properties of pigments, this essential reference to pigment names and synonyms describes the inter-relationship of different names and terms. The Dictionary covers the field worldwide from pre-history to the present day, from rock art to interior decoration, from ethnography to contemporary art. Drawing on hundreds of hard-to-obtain documentary sources as well as modern scientific data each term is discussed in detail, giving both its context and composition.
Bringing together the work of over eighty leading academics and researchers worldwide to produce the definitive reference and research tool for the social sciences, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods contains more than 230 entries providing the widest coverage of the all the main terms in the research process. It encompasses philosophies of science, research paradigms and designs, specific aspects of data collection, practical issues to be addressed when carrying out research, and the role of research in terms of function and context. Each entry includes: - A concise definition of the concept - A description of distinctive features: historical and disciplinary backgrounds; key writers; applications - A critical and reflective evaluation of the concept under consideration - Cross references to associated concepts within the dictionary - A list of key readings Written in a lively style, The SAGE Dictionary of Social Research Methods is an essential study guide for students and first-time researchers. It is a primary source of reference for advanced study, a necessary supplement to established textbooks, and a state-of-the-art reference guide to the specialized language of research across the social sciences.
This dictionary delineates the meaning and use of various concepts, techniques, tools, approaches, types and processes of social research. It also incorporates various issues and problems related to research. A large number of entries relating to mathematical and statistical aspects of research are used so as to help the researcher in the successful formulation, analysis and execution of the research design and carry the same towards its logical end. This books makes use of approximately 650 entries on the important concepts and precepts of research with cross references where necessary. It covers the whole range of terms used in social science research. The entries are given precise but full treatment. This dictionary defines as well as explains the matters pertaining to social research. B.N. Ghosh, PhD (India), M.CIM (UK), GFCR (Harvard), is currently a Professor of Economics, Eastern Mediterranean University, North Cyprus. A specialist in Human resource Development and Political Economy, he has published extensively in refereed journals. His books are published, among others, by Arnold Heinemann, Longman, Macmillan, Routledge, Nova Science Publications of New York, Ashgate Publishing and Wisdom House of England. He has undertaken short-term consultancies for various organizations including the University Grants Commission and the United Nations Development Programme. Professor Ghosh is the Director (Hon.) of the Centre for the Study of Human Development in Leeds (England), and the Editor of International Journal of Human Development, Leeds (England). Professor Ghosh's research has ranged over a number of areas including political economy, human resource development, economics, sociology, and anthropology. Some of his recent publications include: Global Financial Crises and Reforms (ed.), (Routledge, London and New York, 2001); Privatisation: The ASEAN Connection (Nova Science Publications, New York, 2000); Gandhian Political Economy (Ashgate Publishing, London, 2006); Contemporary Issues in Development Economics (Routledge, London and New York); Economic Theories: Past and Present (Wisdom House, England, 2001); Contemporary Issues in Modern Macroeconomic Management ((Wisdom House, England, 2005) and Globalization and the Third World (co-ed.), (Macmillan, London and New York. 2006). Professor Ghosh is the recipient of the Emerald Award (UK) for 2005.Chopra, Parvesh K.PhD (England), PhD (India), M. Phil. (Economics), PG D. Statistics, M.A (Economics), B.A. (Honours), is currently a Senior Research Economist for the Centre for the Study of Human Development, Leeds, England (UK). He has taught Economics at different levels for many years before joining the Department of Economics, School of Business Studies, The University of Leeds, England as a Doctoral Researcher. He was awarded his second PhD from the University of Leeds, England. He has published research papers extensively in refereed international journals of repute and has authored singly or jointly more than 12 research books. His recent research book Poverty As Human Contestability Failure was published in the year 2007. Dr. Chopra research has ranged over a number of areas including poverty and inequality, gender issues human resource development, economics of pharmaceutical products, rural development, globalization and health economics. Dr. Chopra is actively associated with the International Journal of Human Development as its Managing Editor and is a member of the Royal Economic Society (UK).
The Dictionary of Marketing has been carefully designed to give both the expert and the student/newcomer overviews and succinct presentations of the most important traditional and contemporary issues in marketing.The Dictionary of Marketing contains more than 4000, A-to-Z terms and definitions covering marketing, advertising, market research, consumer behavior, marketing mix, international marketing and virtually all facets of sales and marketing operations. Key Features -Contains comprehensive collection of more than 4000 up-to-date, accurate major terms and concepts that are essential for understanding basic functions of marketing. -All entries explained in clear, simple English considering learning and memory level of both students and professionals -International entries are included to give the reader a greater awareness of the language of marketing than has been previously available
The authoritative source of precise and easy to understand definitions of words, terms, and phrases that are used in the fields of Human Resource Management, Personnel, and Industrial Relations, this new edition of the Dictionary of Human Resource Management has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in vocabulary and usage. All the previous editions' entries have been reviewed, around 300 new entries have been added, and the existing entries thoroughly edited to reflect changes in the usage of terms, changes in institutions and official bodies, and keeps pace with the evolving HRM vocabulary. With over 1,400 entries, this new edition of the Dictionary features: * The latest terms and management buzzwords * Key theoretical terms and concepts from academics and consultants * Technical terms used by practising personnel/HR managers and trade unionists * Major policies, practices, and institutions * Jargon from the present and the past * Legal terms * Thematic categorization of the main concepts * Cross-referencing of entries The second edition of the Dictionary of Human Resource Management is a vital companion for students and practitioners in HRM, Personnel, and Industrial Relations.
A Dictionary of Varieties of English presents acomprehensive listing of the distinctive dialects and forms ofEnglish spoken throughout the contemporary world. Provides an invaluable introduction and guide to currentresearch trends in the field Includes definitions both for the varieties of Englishand regions they feature, and for terms and conceptsderived from a linguistic analysis of these varieties Explores important research issues including the transportationof dialects of English, the rise of ‘New Englishes’,sociolinguistic investigations of various English-speaking locales,and the study of language contact and change. Reflects our increased awareness of global forms of English,and the advances made in the study of varieties of the language inrecent decades Creates an invaluable, informative resource for students andscholars alike, spanning the rich and diverse linguistic varietiesof the most widely accepted language of internationalcommunication
In this Fourth Edition of The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry Thomas A. Schwandt provides a guide to the terms and phrases that help shape the origins, purpose, logic, meaning, and methods of the practices known as qualitative inquiry. This edition features 20 additional terms as well as a restructured Reader’s Guide. Key references have been updated and select terms and phrases from previous editions have been reorganized and greatly expanded. Together, the dictionary entries provide a guide to the methodological and epistemological concepts and theoretical orientations of qualitative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind resource is ideal for readers who are navigating various perspectives on qualitative inquiry, working on a qualitative dissertation, or are launching their own investigations into the issues covered.