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The Hot Zone
Richard Preston
0385479565
Jan 1994
Paperback
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Amazon.com
The dramatic and chilling story of an Ebola virus outbreak in a surburban Washington, D.C. laboratory, with descriptions of frightening historical epidemics of rare and lethal viruses. More hair-raising than anything Hollywood could think of, because it's all true. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Preston's account of an outbreak of a strain of the Ebola virus among monkeys in a Virginia laboratory has spent more than 30 weeks on PW's bestseller list. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research
Norman K., Ph.D. Denzin (Editor), Yvonna S., Ph.D. Lincoln (Editor)
0761927573
April 8, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
R.V. Labaree CHOICE : "Like previous editions, this offers the most comprehensive analysis in a single volume of the theories, techniques, and foundational thought underpinning qualitative inquiry...Highly recommended."

Book Description
The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, Third Edition, represents the state of the art for the theory and practice of qualitative inquiry. Built on the foundations of the landmark first and second editions (1994, 2000), the Third Edition moves qualitative research boldly into the 21st century. The editors and authors ask how the practices of qualitative inquiry can be used to address issues of social justice in this new century. As with the second edition, the Third Edition represents virtually a new handbook. There are 14 totally new topics...


Principles and Practice of Structural Equation Modeling (Methodology In The Social Sciences)
Rex Kline
1572306904
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
A good book has gotten much better. Since the first edition appeared in 1998, Kline's book has been the only one I assign in my SEM course. It easily surpassed its competitors in clarity and accessibility, without sacrificing accuracy and completeness. This new edition is a major upgrade, with substantial reworking of the original chapters to add depth and clarity, as well as new chapters on topics like latent growth curve modeling and hierarchical linear modeling./m-/Paul D. Allison, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

"An outstanding introduction to SEM, geared toward the beginner in this area. The relaxed, conversational writing style makes access to this complex material pain-free and easy. The book strikes a perfect balance between easy reading and the presentation of technical detail and technical...


The Craft of Research, 2nd Edition
Rose E. Frisch
0226065685
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Skillfully done, research can be the solid cornerstone of your term paper (or dissertation, essay, or article); inadequately executed, it can cause your whole project to crumble and fall. Yet essential as research is to the ultimate success of your work, performing it is not an innate talent. The precepts, steps, and skills of solid research are readily acquired if you spend some time with The Craft of Research before you start on your outlines and thesis statements. Written by three distinguished professors in 1995, published by the University of Chicago, and winner of the 1995-96 Critics' Choice Award, The Craft of Research teaches how to plan, carry out, and report on research for any field and at any level. Aimed at assisting student researchers, from raw beginners to accomplished graduate and professional students, the...


Research Methodology: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners
Ranjit Kumar
141291194X
June 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
As with the first, the Second Edition of Research Methodology is designed specifically for students with no previous experience or knowledge of research and research methodology. New to this edition: - the paradigms of research have been expanded to present a way of thinking that helps students gain a clear idea of the different examples used in research;- material on focus groups, development of conceptual framework for unstructured interviews and greater detail on in-depth interviewing has been expanded, allowing students to discuss and analyse the differing methods of data collection; - new material on analyzing quantitative data and separate sections for the analysis of qualitative and quantitative research. This gives a comprehensive and concise discussion of the two major research types; - the chapter...


Mixed Methodology: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (Applied Social Research Methods Series #46)
Abbas Tashakkori
0761900713
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Grant Gillett : "This is an extremely useful book for its intended audience of researchers and graduate students in the social sciences. It addresses the framework issues of philosophy and politics of research, the methods that one might use, and the applications of different kinds of methodologies. The book is balanced, informative, and clearly written…" 

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"This is an extremely useful book for its intended audience of researchers and graduate students in the social sciences. It addresses the framework issues of philosophy and politics of research, the methods that one might use, and the applications of different kinds of methodologies. The book is balanced, informative, and clearly written…" 

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Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry (2nd edition) (Thin Book Series)
Sue Annis Hammond
0966537319
November 1998
Paperback
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OD Practitioner, Vol 29, No. 2. 1997
"The Thin Book provides both the practitioner and the seasoned professional with concepts, images, structure, key processes and language in examples and a layout that is easy to read and discuss."

Book Description
An Easy To Read Introduction To The Theory Of Change Management That Focuses On What Works. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title

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Practical Research
Paul D. Leedy
0131108956
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Written in uncommonly engaging, lucid, and elegant prose, this book is an “understand-it-yourself, do-it-yourself” manual designed to help readers understand the fundamental structure of quality research and the methodical process that leads to genuinely significant results. It guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem to study, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework and sound pedagogy. This book will show readers two things: 1) that quality research demands planning and design; and, 2) how their own research projects can be executed effectively and professionally. For researchers and research analysts in any discipline.

The...


Dictionary of Statistics and Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences
W. Paul Vogt
0761988556
April 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Review
David Collier : "I always keep Vogt's admirable book within arm's reach of my desk.  For both students and established scholars, and for both methodologists and consumers of methodology, it is an invaluable source.  I am delighted to see this third edition."

Book Description
The Third Edition of the Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences is THE sourcebook of simple definitions and explanations of statistical and statistics-related concepts. Since the publication of the bestselling Second Edition, author W. Paul Vogt has examined relevant literature in the social sciences to keep readers alert to the appearance of new methods, new language, and newly popular terms. The Third Edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, with...


Complete Idiot's Guide to Research Methods
Laurie E. Rozakis
1592571921
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A guide worth looking into...for students of all kinds.

Applicable to any field of study, this guide takes the novice researcher step-by-step through the process of extensive, credible research. From choosing a topic to presenting the information, this guide is full of tips on how to tell good sources from bad, evaluate information, and use it to support an original thesis.

About the Author
Dr. Laurie Rozakis has published dozens of books, including Shaum's Quick Guide to Writing Research Papers, Study Skills for the Utterly Confused, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Writing. She is a full professor of English and humanities at State University of New York at Farmingdale, and has taught English and...


Statistics for Business and Economics (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) (Statistics for Business & Economics)
David R. Anderson, et al
032420082X
January 6, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This market leading text offers proven, comprehensive, applications-oriented approach. Written by authors who are highly regarded in the field, the text provides sound methodological development. The discussion and development of each technique is presented in an application setting, with the statistical results providing insights to decisions and solutions to problems. Statistics for Business and Economics, 9e offers proven accuracy that has led instructors to adopt it simply for its superior examples and exercises alone.

About the Author
David R. Anderson is Professor of Quantitative Analysis in the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati. Born in Grand Forks, N.D., he earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University. Professor...


Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
John W., Ph.D. Creswell
0761924426
July 15, 2002
Paperback
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Review
Organizational Research Methods : "It is both usefully expanded and very reader friendly. The book has a distinctive helpful tone and an almost "how to do it" style. If one liked the first edition, then he or she will probably adore this one."

Book Description
"Creswell's Research Design is an accessible and useful book that stimulates students through walk through experiences, use of exercises, and production of actual writing samples. It is a book that models the types of issues that best suit different approaches and allows students to understand when to use mixed methods. Furthermore, its focus on theory and paradigms is done in a way that helps students decode their meaning."    --MARTHA MONTERO-SIEBURTH, University of Massachusetts, Boston The book that has helped...


Survey Methodology
Robert M. Groves
0471483486
September 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"…it should find an audience everywhere surveys are being conducted." (Technometrics, May 2005)

Book Description
An accessible introduction to the science and application of sample surveys
Over the past two decades, survey research has evolved significantly. Survey Methodology describes the basic principles of survey design discovered in methodological research over recent years and offers guidance for making successful decisions in the design and execution of high quality surveys. Written by six nationally recognized experts in the field, this book covers the major considerations in designing and conducting a sample survey. Topical, accessible, and succinct, this book represents the state of the science in survey methodology. Employing the "total survey error" paradigm...


Breakthrough Business Results with Mvt
Charles W. Holland
0471697710
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The first and only guide to using MVT as a breakthrough management tool

MVT(TM) (Multivariable Testing) has been heralded as a breakthrough business tool in major publications such as Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Business-Week. Although MVT could become one of the most widely used management tools and has been applied by leading companies in every industry to create billions of dollars of value-no book on it has been published, until now.

In Breakthrough Business Results with MVT, MVT creator and guru Charles Holland shows managers how multivariable testing-an advanced mathematical method that allows simultaneous testing of up to 40 variables-can dramatically improve efficiency and profits in any organization. MVT reveals to managers precisely which factors have a...


Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples
Linda Tuhiwai Tuhiwai Smith
1856496244
March 1999
Paperback
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Review
"This book, which can be used in helping design and carry out research or in teaching research methods, will certainly play a role in remedying this clearly identified and sorely felt absence in the field of health research." -- Journal of Health Psychology


Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
Jacob Cohen
0805802835
January 15, 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.

Book Info
New York University, New York City. Statistical methods.


In the Shadow of Man
Jane Goodall
0618056769
Apr 2000
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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The New York Times
"I can't imagine a more vivid or unexpectedly moving introduction to chimpanzees in the wild than Jane Goodall's." -- George Stade

Boston Globe
"Apart from its enormous scientific value, IN THE SHADOW OF MAN is absolutely fascinating to read as a story of discovery . . . The whole book is enthralling."

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Introducing Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Psychological Skills for Understanding and Influencing People
Joseph O'Connor, John Seymour
1855383446

Paperback
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Book Description
NLP skills are proving invaluable for personal development and professional excellence in counselling, education, and business.

From the Publisher
A guide to one of the fastest growing developments in applied psychology; covers the classic NLP therapy techniques in depth, lists the books currently available on NLP, and gives advice on choosing an appropriate training course.


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
1557987912
July 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
...a new and improved style manual for writers and students in psychology and other behavioral and social sciences... gives writers easy-to-use guidelines on how to prepare manuscripts according to APA style.

Book Info
Style manual for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals across all fields. Provides clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style. Includes examples, new guidelines and advice, and more. Previous edition: c1994. Softcover, wire-spiral edition is also available. Hardcover edition due later.


Module Magic
Ginger Luters
1893762165
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The modular techniques introduced in this knitting guide provide a creative approach perfect for beginners in which rectangular, square, and triangular pieces are used to fashion a sweater or other knitted garment. Step-by-step instructions and simple solutions illustrate the construction procedure. The swatches and sketches provided reveal endless possibilities for mixing color, texture, and shape.


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...


Theological Reflection
Edward O. de Bary
0814651593
Oct 2003
Paperback
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The Practice of Social Research (with CD-ROM and Infotrac) with CDROM and Other
Earl R. Babbie
0534620280
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting book for the course offers students a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by sociologists and other social scientists. Emphasizing the importance of the research process, the book shows students how social scientists design research studies, introduces the variety of observation modes used by sociologists, and covers the "how-tos" and "whys" of social research methods. Students learn how to conduct various types of research, when it is appropriate to use each method, and how to analyze qualitative and quantitative data using the Elaboration Model. The 10th edition provides students with the necessary tools for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the...


The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan
0345409469
March 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Carl Sagan muses on the current state of scientific thought, which offers him marvelous opportunities to entertain us with his own childhood experiences, the newspaper morgues, UFO stories, and the assorted flotsam and jetsam of pseudoscience. Along the way he debunks alien abduction, faith-healing, and channeling; refutes the arguments that science destroys spirituality, and provides a "baloney detection kit" for thinking through political, social, religious, and other issues.

From Publishers Weekly
Eminent Cornell astronomer and bestselling author Sagan debunks the paranormal and the unexplained in a study that will reassure hardcore skeptics but may leave others unsatisfied. To him, purported UFO encounters and alien abductions are products of gullibility, hallucination,...


Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design : Choosing among Five Traditions
John W. Creswell
0761901442
July 15, 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
This book explores the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: biography, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study. John W Creswell relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry and consistently compares each of the research strategies for theoretical frameworks, writing introduction to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing the narrative, and employing standards of quality and verifying results. Five journal articles in the appendix offer fascinating reading as well as examples of the five different qualitative designs.

About the Author
John W. Creswell, Ph.D. is the Clifton Institute Professor and a Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of...


Case Study Research: Design and Methods Third Edition (Applied Social Research Methods)
Robert K. Yin
0761925538
December 24, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This new edition of the best-selling Case Study Research has been carefully revised, updated, and expanded while retaining virtually all of the features and coverage of the second edition. Robert Yin's comprehensive presentation covers all aspects of the case study method--from problem definition, design, and data collection, to data analysis and composition and reporting. Yin also traces the uses and importance of case studies to a wide range of disciplines, from sociology, psychology and history to management, planning, social work, and education. New to the 3rd Edition: Additional examples of case study research Discussions of developments in related methods, including randomized field trials and computer-assisted coding techniques Added coverage of the strengths of multiple-case studies, case study...


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (Spiral Edition)
American Psychological Association
1557988102
January 2001
Textbook Other Format
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Book Description
Style manual for writers, editors, students, educators, and professional across all fields. Provides clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style. Includes examples, new guidelines and advice, and more. Previous edition: c1994. Wire-spiral binding, softcover edition also available. Hardcover edition due later.

Book Info
Style manual for writers, editors, students, educators, and professional across all fields. Provides clear guidance on grammar, the mechanics of writing, and APA style. Includes examples, new guidelines and advice, and more. Previous edition: c1994. Wire-spiral binding, softcover edition also available. Hardcover edition due later.


Murderous Methods
Mark Benecke
0231131186
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Despite the subtitle, many of the cases recounted by Benecke, a German forensic scientist specializing in the use of insects, were not solved by forensics. For example, Peter Kurten, the sadistic sex killer known as the Düsseldorf Vampire, was turned in to the police by his wife. Among the scientific issues Benecke does touch on are facial reconstruction (and the importance of knowing the victim's hairstyle) and studying pollen from the nasal cavities of corpses to determine the date of death. Still, Benecke's exhaustive knowledge of criminal history is not always presented in the best light. Although he attempts to use classic cases to illustrate his points, the examples are not always apposite. For example, his handling of the Lindbergh kidnapping is confusing: he begins by building a case that the famed...

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