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Philosophy Unmasked
Laurie Calhoun
0700608338
June 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Philosophers have long grappled with the nature of reality without agreeing on how to go about finding it. Which view is correct: absolutism or perspectivism? How could we ever know? Philosophy Unmasked is a subtly reasoned polemic that offers a critique and appraisal of analytic philosophy. It advances a metaphilosophical theory that expresses a skepticism about all first-order philosophical theories, contending that philosophy is a subjective enterprise, devoid of facts. Philosophy amounts ultimately to imposing one's values upon the phenomena with which one is confronted. Calhoun maintains that the academic, pseudo-scientific construction of philosophical "proofs" is misleading. Professional philosophers cite previous work and erect elaborate theoretical structures to persuade their readers; but such practice...


Practice of Nursing Research: Conduct, Critique, & Utilization
Nancy Burns
0721606261
November 2004
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
With its unique nursing perspective and framework that links nursing research to nursing practice, the 5th edition gives readers the tools they need to successfully evaluate, implement, and conduct research studies. Users will discover balanced and detailed coverage of both quantitative and qualitative research, as well as abundant, concrete examples from the best research literature available. And practicing nurses, students, and instructors appreciate this book for its clear, direct writing style that makes complex concepts easy to understand. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.

Book Info
Univ. of Texas at Arlington. Textbook for students and nurses, covers outcomes research, research utilization, and includes a completely new...


Understanding Nursing Research

0721600115
September 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Using clear and concise language, this third edition includes extensively revised content to reflect the most current literature and clinical studies. Practical and comprehensive, it explains each step in the nursing research process and helps students read, summarize, critique, and use findings in clinical practice. An introduction to interventions research has been added, information and examples on qualitative research have been expanded, and an introduction to the concept of evidence-based practice, a hot topic in the field of nursing, has been added.

Book Info
Univ. of Texas, Arlington. Brandon/Hill Nursing List selection(#234). Introductory textbook on critiquing and conducting nursing research. Edition provides an emphasis on evidence-based practice, a glimpse of...


Philosophy, Revision, Critique
David H. Wittenberg
0804734151
May 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Philosophers have almost always relegated the topic of revision to the sidelines of their discipline, if they have thought about it at all. This book contends that acts of revision are central and indispensable to the project of philosophizing and that philosophy should be construed essentially as a practice of rereading and rewriting. The book focuses chiefly on Heidegger's highly influential interpretation of Nietzsche, conducted in lectures during the 1930s and 1940s and published in 1961. The author closely analyzes the rhetorical means by which Heidegger repositions Nietzsche's thinking within a broad history of metaphysics, even as Heidegger positions his own reinterpretation as that history's more "proper" reading. The author argues that Heidegger's revisionist project recasts the philosophical text as...


Rethinking Social Inquiry: Diverse Tools, Shared Standards
Henry E. Brady (Editor)
074251126X
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Douglas McAdam, director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behaviorial Sciences, Stanford University
Written by some of the most skilled and innovative methodologists in political science, the individual essays are consistently excellent.

Theda Skocpol, Harvard University
A breakthrough book. All political scientists—indeed all social scientists—should read and reflect on this compelling set of arguments.

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Identity Crises
Robert G. Dunn
0816630720
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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Evaluating Research Articles from Start to Finish
Ellen R. Girden
0761922148
April 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Jennifer Greer : "I enjoyed the book very much. I particularly like the question-and-answer format with the text as you read the articles. The book can be useful not only in evaluating others’ research, but also in evaluating your own work. The questions are ones we all should ask ourselves before we send articles off for review. The book also is helpful when students are writing their own research proposals for theses, dissertations, and other classes. It helps students review what should be in their own proposals and also what their instructors or committee members will be asking." 
Jay Schindler : "The strategy of providing a research article, and then a set of questions without answers, and then the answers afterward, is a nice touch. . . I kept turning the page to see what Ellen wrote. I actually...


Identity Crises
Robert G. Dunn
0816630739
Mar 1998
Paperback
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A Beginner's Guide To Structural Equation Modeling
Randall E. Schumacker
0805840184
May 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Conformism and Critique in Liberal Society
Frieda Heyting
1405138858
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The role of critique in education receives intense scrutiny in philosophy of education, both in Europe and in North America. This volume, which includes contributions from authors in nine different countries, brings together a range of contrasting European and Anglophone perspectives on this issue motivated by a concern for social justice and improvement in education.The book covers a range of topics that extend across different aspects of educational critique, including negative critique, critique and relativism, critique and utopianism, the limits of critique, and the idea that critique contains the seeds of a self-limiting orthodoxy. The pairing of each of the main chapters with companion pieces that engage critically with them not only deepens the reflective impact of the separate arguments but also strengthens the...


Critique Handbook: A Sourcebook and Survival Guide
Kendall Buster
0131505440
February 2006
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
How do we see, think about, and evaluate works of art?   At once a theoretical investigation of the underlying nature of the studio critique as well as a practical manual for participation in this fundamental studio practice, The Critique Handbook is an invaluable resource for examining the uses and mis-uses of artistic analysis. Presenting hundreds of examples drawn from every genre of artmaking, noted artists Kendall Buster and Paula Crawford address the complexity of what actually occurs in critiques. Their book fills a serious gap in the art studio, as they scrutinize a practice that has been largely unquestioned and provide models for more informed and effective ways of conducting and taking part in critiques. Their observations, which can be applied to beginning through advanced studio courses, bring to...


(Dis)Figurations
Ian Angus
1859842771
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
There has been, over the last decades, a deep crisis in the models which, for a long time, have been central metaphors governing thought and research in the social sciences. The main symptom in this paradigmatic shift has been the increasing centrality of the 'discourse' approach in social theory. The philosophical implications of this shift have not, until now, been thoroughly explored. Ranging over the work of Heidegger and Gramsci, this philosophical exploration is not carried out by Angus as a purely analytical enterprise, but as a comprehensive attempt at rethinking the whole project of a critical philosophy.

About the Author
Ian Angus teaches at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of A Border Within, Primal Scenes of Communication, and Technique and Enlightenment. ...


Qualitative Research in Nursing: Advancing the Humanistic Imperative
Helen J. Streubert
0781734835
July 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
...presents an overview of each method, along with stepwise guidance on applying each to nursing education, administra- tion, and practice

Book Info
College of Misericordia, Dallas, PA. Brandon/Hill Nursing List selection (#241). Covers conducting a qualitative research study, writing a proposal, dealing with ethical issues, and applying research. Features published research, action research chapters, and procedural guidance. Previous edition, c1999 was authored by Helen Streubert. Softcover.


Max Weber's Methodologies: Interpretation and Critique
Sven G. Eliasson
074561812X
August 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Max Weber is widely regarded as the most important and influential figure in the history of the social sciences. Among other things, he wrote extensively on the methodology of the social sciences, but his writings on methodology are complex and are the subject of many conflicting interpretations.In this authoritative new book, Sven Eliaeson provides a comprehensive introduction to Weber's methodology and to the various ways it has been interpreted by subsequent scholars in Europe and the United States. Eliaeson shows how the vested interests of scholars have resulted in biased interpretations of Weber's work. Weber was preoccupied with the intellectual problems of his time and not with our current disciplinary crises. By placing Weber's thought and methodology in its historical context, Eliaeson is able to provide a...


Max Weber's Methodologies: Interpretation and Critique
Sven G. Eliasson
0745618138
August 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Max Weber is widely regarded as the most important and influential figure in the history of the social sciences. Among other things, he wrote extensively on the methodology of the social sciences, but his writings on methodology are complex and are the subject of many conflicting interpretations.In this authoritative new book, Sven Eliaeson provides a comprehensive introduction to Weber's methodology and to the various ways it has been interpreted by subsequent scholars in Europe and the United States. Eliaeson shows how the vested interests of scholars have resulted in biased interpretations of Weber's work. Weber was preoccupied with the intellectual problems of his time and not with our current disciplinary crises. By placing Weber's thought and methodology in its historical context, Eliaeson is able to provide a...


Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning
Steven J. Burton
0735525943
January 2001
Textbook Paperback
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