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Changing Research and Practice

Changing Research and Practice

Author: Michael Kompf

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0750705868

Category: Education

Page: 244

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Digital Curation: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Digital Curation: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522569220

Category: Art

Page: 489

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The effective use of technology offers numerous benefits in protecting cultural heritage. With the proper implementation of these tools, the management and conservation of artifacts and knowledge are better attained. Digital Curation: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the preservation, selection, collection, maintenance, and archiving of digital materials. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as electronic resource management, digital preservation, and virtual restoration, this publication is an ideal reference source for digital curators, technology developers, IT professionals, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in the curation and preservation of digital resources.

Science Education Research and Practice in Asia

Science Education Research and Practice in Asia

Author: Mei-Hung Chiu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811008474

Category: Science

Page: 566

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This book discusses the scope of science education research and practice in Asia. It is divided into five sections: the first consists of nine chapters providing overviews of science education in Asia (China, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Oman, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand). The second section offers chapters on content analysis of research articles, while the third includes three chapters on assessment and curriculum. The fourth section includes four chapters on innovative technology in science education; and the fifth section consists of four chapters on professional development, and informal learning. Each section also has additional chapters providing specific comments on the content. This collection of works provides readers with a starting point to better understand the current state of science education in Asia.

Social Issues in the Workplace: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Social Issues in the Workplace: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522539186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 986

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Corporations have a social responsibility to assist in the overall well-being of their employees through the compliance of moral business standards and practices. However, many societies still face serious issues related to unethical business practices. Social Issues in the Workplace: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the components and impacts of social issues on the workplace. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as business communication, psychological health, and work-life balance, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for managers, professionals, researchers, students, and academics interested in social issues in the workplace.

Oral Healthcare and Technologies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Oral Healthcare and Technologies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522519041

Category: Medical

Page: 530

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Emerging innovations in the medical sector have created new opportunities for improved patient care and disease control. By optimizing current practices and procedures, improvements in healthcare delivery and quality can be achieved. Oral Healthcare and Technologies: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive resource with the latest scholarly perspectives on the technological advancements and real-world applications for oral hygiene and medical care. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as disease management, healthcare administration, and medical informatics, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for professionals, researchers, students, and practitioners seeking academic material on developments and innovations in oral medicine.

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Research in Organizational Change and Development

Author: Debra A. Noumair

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781804550939

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

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Volume 30 of Research in Organizational Change and Development brings together contributions from colleagues around the globe with powerful insights and potentially relevant impact for researching and practicing organization change and development during and post the pandemic.

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

Visions in Psychotherapy Research and Practice

Author: Bernhard Strauss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136457968

Category: Psychology

Page: 444

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The Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) is devoted to the development and dissemination of research, as well as the integration of empirical, theoretical, and clinical knowledge in psychotherapy. A highlight of the SPR annual meeting is the presidential address, wherein the president delivers what many view as the most important presentation of their career. In Visions of Psychotherapy, Bernhard Strauss, Jacques Barber, and Louis Castonguay, three recent past presidents, compile the preceding 20 presidential addresses from SPR into a single volume. Then, the living presidents (19 of the 20) comment on how the visions they described in their addresses have developed over time.

European Entrepreneurship Research and Practice

European Entrepreneurship Research and Practice

Author: Massimiliano Pellegrini

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781648020414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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The tradition of European scholars on entrepreneurship has been consolidated during the last three decades and an increasingly distinct European school of thought has emerged as a consequence. This development provides as solid base for the future development of the field where Europe and its entrepreneurship scholars will play an increasingly prominent role in the development of the field. The distinct focus of the book is key European features – ‘contexts matter’ – to promote and stimulate what ‘European’ might mean in any given context. The book valorizes different contexts and key strengths of the European perspective.

Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522519294

Category: Medical

Page: 517

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The development of better processes to relay medical information has enhanced the healthcare field. By implementing effective collaborative strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction for both the patient and medical practitioners. Health Literacy: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the latest advances in providing and helping patients and medical professionals to understand basic health information and the services that are most appropriate. Including innovative studies on interactive health information, health communication, and health education, this multi-volume book is an ideal source for professionals, researchers, academics, practitioners, and students interested in the improvement of health literacy.

Sport Coaching Research and Practice

Sport Coaching Research and Practice

Author: Julian North

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317620440

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 308

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Research shapes our understanding of practice in powerful and important ways, in sports coaching as in any other discipline. This innovative study explores the philosophical foundations of sport coaching research, examining the often implicit links between research process and practice, descriptions and prescriptions. Arguing that the assumptions of traditional single-disciplinary accounts, such as those based in psychology or sociology, risk over-simplifying our understanding of coaching, this book presents an alternative framework for sports coaching research based on critical realism. The result is an embedded, relational and emergent conception of coaching practice that opens new ways of thinking about coaching knowledge. Drawing on new empirical case study research, it demonstrates vividly how a critical realist-informed approach can provide a more realistic and accountable knowledge to coaching stakeholders. This knowledge promises to have important implications for coaching, and coach education and development practices. Sport Coaching Research and Practice: Ontology, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Realism is fascinating reading for any student or researcher working in sports coaching, sport pedagogy, physical education, the philosophy or sociology of sport, or research methodology in sport and exercise.

Theory and Practice of Policy Transfer in a Changing China

Theory and Practice of Policy Transfer in a Changing China

Author: Zhang Yanzhe

Publisher: Paths International Ltd

ISBN: 9781844644711

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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This book aims to make a theoretical, empirical and prescriptive contribution to the contemporary study of policy transfer. In the first regard, it observes that despite bold claims to the contrary (see Dolowitz and Marsh, 1996; and Evans, ed., 2010), most studies of policy transfer are characterised by their mono-cultural understanding of the process of policy-oriented learning reflected in an obsession with the destination of transfer rather than its original policy setting or settings. This betrays an absence of strong comparative investigation of the process of learning. Moreover, existing approaches to the study of policy transfer networks (the process of policy learning) are limited by their narrow epistemological perspectives as in the main they tend to lend undue focus on actors, ideas/interests or structure. Following the work of Marsh and Smith on policy networks (2000), this book contends that these elements cannot be separately analyzed. It therefore advances an interactive model of policy transfer networks that investigates the process of learning through three interactive dimensions: between structure and agents, network and context, and network and outcome. The book's second main contribution - the presentation of original case study explorations of the role of policy transfer in facilitating the rise of the Quasi-Competition State. The book contends that policy transfer has become a key policy instrument in the process of transition from a command to a market socialist economy, and latterly to what may be termed a Quasi-Competition State. Indeed, in order to meet the perceived imperatives of state transformation, the 'Reform and Open Door' policy has been featured by a broad range of processes of policy learning. It is, however, beyond the scope of this book to present a comprehensive description and explanation of this complex and multi-faceted reform process, rather the aim of this account is to provide an examination of certain processes of policy transfer which are broadly indicative of the dynamics of change underpinning the incremental process of reform. The third and final contribution of this book lies in its identification of the ingredients of rational policy transfer which can hopefully help guide future Chinese policy-makers to more progressive policy outcomes.

International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning

International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning

Author: Stephen Billett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401789028

Category: Education

Page: 1383

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The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions and educational provisions. It also explores professional learning in institutions of higher and vocational education as well the practice settings where professionals work and learn, focusing on both initial and ongoing development and how that learning is assessed. The Handbook features research from expert contributors in education, studies of the professions, and accounts of research methodologies from a range of informing disciplines. It is organized in two parts. The first part sets out conceptions of professionalism at work, how professions, work and learning can be understood, and examines the kinds of institutional practices organized for developing occupational capacities. The second part focuses on procedural issues associated with learning for and through professional practice, and how assessment of professional capacities might progress. The key premise of this Handbook is that during both initial and ongoing professional development, individual learning processes are influenced and shaped through their professional environment and practices. Moreover, in turn, the practice and processes of learning through practice are shaped by their development, all of which are required to be understood through a range of research orientations, methods and findings. This Handbook will appeal to academics working in fields of professional practice, including those who are concerned about developing these capacities in their students. In addition, students and research students will also find this Handbook a key reference resource to the field.