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An Introduction to Qualitative Research

By Uwe Flick

Lecturers - request an e-inspection replica of this text or touch your local SAGE consultant to speak about your direction needs.

within the new version of his bestselling ebook, Uwe Flick introduces the entire major theoretical ways to qualitative study, and offers unrivaled assurance of the entire variety of tools now on hand to qualitative researchers. Organised round the means of doing qualitative study, the booklet courses you thru ethics, examine layout, information assortment, and knowledge research.

during this fifth edition, you are going to find:

  • a new bankruptcy outlining methodological techniques to qualitative study
  • new introductory sections firstly of every of the book’s seven elements, which arrange the floor and outline keyword phrases
  • lots of latest functional examples which make it easier to perform all points of a qualitative examine venture
  • new workouts that provide the chance to check your knowing of what you’ve learn
  • a fresh spouse web site filled with assets for teachers and scholars together with recommended solutions to the workouts within the booklet, complete textual content magazine articles and hyperlinks to extra resources: http://uk.sagepub.com/flick5e

 

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Propose, Prepare, Present: How to become a successful, effective, and popular speaker at industry conferences

By Alistair Croll

Every 12 months, tens of millions of companies--from giants to aspiring upstarts--apply to talk at meetings. They pump hundreds of thousands of bucks into those occasions, hoping to discover new shoppers, develop their model, and meet new companions. unfortunately, for many of them, issues do not pass that approach. Submitted issues should not selected; once they are, they arrive throughout as tone-deaf revenues pitches.
What does it take to be selected to speak--and to rock the mic while given the opportunity? This e-book takes you behind-the-scenes of the convention strategy, displaying you ways to put up, plan, and carry a conversation that concerns. occasion organizer Alistair Croll offers many examples in line with his adventure with quite a lot of meetings, together with O'Reilly's Strata, speed, Web2Expo, and TOC Conferences.
  • Learn eleven goods that support your submission stand out--and eleven goods that may get it tossed
  • Explore the hurdles your thought has to transparent prior to it really is authorized
  • Tailor your check with a conference's issues and subject matters
  • Discover why photos paintings greater than phrases on your slide deck
  • Achieve your corporation targets by way of attractive the viewers prior to, in the course of, and after your talk

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Faces At The Bottom Of The Well: The Permanence Of Racism

The famous civil rights activist makes use of allegory and old instance to offer an intensive imaginative and prescient of the endurance of racism in the United States. those essays make clear probably the most complicated and vexing problems with our day: affirmative motion, the disparity among civil rights legislations and truth, the “racist outbursts” of a few black leaders, the temptation towards violent retaliation, and masses more.

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LEGO: A Love Story

By Jonathan Bender

An grownup LEGO fan's twin quest: to construct with bricks and construct a family

There are sixty two LEGO bricks for everyone on this planet, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender discovered that he did not have a unmarried certainly one of them. whereas reconsidering his early life dream of changing into a grasp version builder for The LEGO workforce, he discovers the lads and girls who're skewing the averages with collections of millions of LEGO bricks. what's it in regards to the ubiquitous, brightly coloured toys that makes them so challenging for everybody to place down?

In seek of solutions and experience, Jonathan Bender units out to discover the quirky international of grownup enthusiasts of LEGO (AFOLs) whereas turning into a builder himself. As he participates in demanding situations at fan conventions, searches for the most important deepest assortment within the usa, and visits LEGO headquarters (where he was once allowed into the head mystery set vault), he reveals his LEGO trip twinned with a moment inventive endeavor—to have a toddler. His worlds intertwine as he awaits the end result: Will he win a construct pageant or carry a brand new fan of LEGO into the realm? like several extraordinary love tale, this one has surprises—and a cheerful ending.

  • Explores the realm of grownup lovers of LEGO, from rediscovering the youth joys of creating with LEGO to comparing LEGO's position in tradition and art
  • Takes an within examine LEGO conventions, group taboos, and construct demanding situations and is going behind-the-scenes at LEGO headquarters and LEGOLAND
  • Tells a hot and private tale concerning the try and construct with LEGO and construct a family

Whether you are an avid LEGO freak or a onetime fan who now stocks LEGO bricks together with your young ones, this booklet will attract the interior builder in you and reignite a love for all issues LEGO.

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The Rise of Global Powers: International Politics in the Era of the World Wars

By Anthony D'Agostino

Does a process of significant powers inevitably suggest a fight for global primacy? Do nice states in simple terms carry onto what's theirs, or do they achieve for extra? Anthony D'Agostino deals a desirable new resolution to those questions via a basic reassessment of the overseas historical past of the 1st half the 20th century. From the spatial limits of a merely ecu nice strength politics the booklet appears to be like out to the recent horizon of worldwide politics. From the points in time of 1914 to 1945 it considers the interface with nineteenth-century imperialism at one finish and the impression of the realm wars at the chilly conflict on the different. this can be a international retelling of the growth of Europe arising opposed to its limits within the such a lot violent conflicts and explosive social hobbies but identified to background, the 2 international wars, the good melancholy, and the Russian and chinese language revolutions.

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Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

The elusive dream of finding the Northwest Passage—an ocean path excessive of North the United States that promised a shortcut to the great wealth of Asia—obsessed explorers for hundreds of years. whereas international warming has introduced a number of such routes into life, till lately those channels have been hopelessly choked via impassible ice. Voyagers confronted incredible horrors—entire ships beaten, mass hunger, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism—in pursuit of a futile objective. In Arctic Labyrinth, Glyn Williams charts the full sweep of this impressive historical past, from the tiny, woefully outfitted vessels of the 1st Tudor expeditions to the twentieth-century ventures that at last opened the Passage. Williams’s exciting narrative delves into deepest letters and journals to reveal the gritty truth at the back of the customarily self-serving debts of these liable. a tremendous paintings of maritime historical past and exploration—and as interesting a story of heroism and fortitude as readers will find—Arctic Labyrinth can also be a amazing research in human delusion.

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Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time

By Lance Whitney

The ideal home windows eight consultant for trendy busy learners

Get extra out of home windows eight at your personal velocity with this nice new advisor that is excellent for busy inexperienced persons. necessary info is gifted in fast, easy-to-digest, person projects so that you can learn and examine in 5 mins or much less, in line with activity. increase your productiveness with hundreds and hundreds of shrewdpermanent thoughts, which come with step by step directions, full-color screenshots, and lots of useful assistance and sidebars sprinkled in the course of the publication. the sexy layout brings every little thing in transparent concentration and is helping you fast find the data you need.

  • Provides quickly, five-minute nuggets of data that will help you get extra out of the home windows eight working approach
  • Covers the recent person interface and all new positive factors, in addition to the fundamentals
  • Also comprises step by step directions, valuable sidebars, and screenshots to lead you thru projects and ideas
  • Full-color, beautiful layout makes it effortless so that you can locate what you are looking for

Open Windows eight in five Minutes, and you are simply 5 mins clear of getting extra out of home windows 8.

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The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948, 2nd Edition (Cambridge Middle East Studies 15)

By Eugene L. Rogan

The 1948 battle resulted in the construction of the nation of Israel, the fragmentation of Palestine, and to a clash which has raged around the intervening sixty years. The historic debate likewise keeps and those debates are encapsulated within the moment version of The struggle for Palestine, up-to-date to incorporate chapters on Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. In a preface to this version, the editors survey the country of scholarship during this contested box. The impression of those debates is going way past academia. there's an incredible hyperlink among the country of Arab-Israeli kinfolk and well known attitudes in the direction of the previous. A extra complicated and fair-minded realizing of that earlier is key for protecting a minimum of the chance of reconciliation among Arabs and Israel sooner or later. The rewriting of the heritage of 1948 hence is still a pragmatic in addition to a tutorial significant.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Tables: Graphics in Life Sciences

By Andreas Krause

This e-book is dedicated to the images of sufferer facts: sturdy graphs permitting straight¬forward and intuitive interpretation, effective production, and easy interpretation. We specialise in quick access to pics of sufferer information: the purpose is to teach a wide number of graphs for various stages of drug improvement, including an outline of what the graph indicates, what kind of facts it makes use of, and what thoughts there are. the most objective is to supply concept in kind of a “graphics cookbook.” Many graphs offer artistic rules approximately what will be performed. The publication isn't meant to be technical. It introduces common ideas of excellent visualization to make readers comprehend the innovations, however the major concentration is at the creativity and value: readers are enabled to flick through the ebook to get rules of the way their very own information should be analyzed graphically.

For additional info stopover at Editor’s spouse web site: http://www.elmo.ch/doc/life-science-graphics/

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