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Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods

Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods Author Pam Denicolo
ISBN-10 9781473987371
Release 2016-09-07
Pages 248
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of personal construct psychology (PCP) that will help researchers understand the why's, what's and how's of conducting a rigorous constructivist research project. From the theoretical underpinnings of constructivist approaches to the practical values of these techniques, these three expert authors explain how to conduct interpretative, constructivist research from inception to completion. Key topics include: Understanding research philosophies and paradigms Constructing and exploring personal realities Establishing effective research procedures Evaluating grids, mapping, narrative and other research methods Managing the practicalities of fieldwork Analysing and presenting data With activities and procedural examples from a wide range of disciplines woven throughout the text and two special chapters featuring in-depth case studies from a variety of constructivist researchers, this book helps readers grasp the tools, designs, and opportunities of interpretative research. An essential companion for both researchers and practitioners looking to understand people’s values, attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, or motivations!



Qualitative Research in Social Work

Qualitative Research in Social Work Author Anne E. Fortune
ISBN-10 9780231535441
Release 2013-05-14
Pages 592
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In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters address different approaches to qualitative inquiry, applications to essential areas of research and practice, the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and epistemological issues. This second edition brings even greater depth and relevance to social work qualitative research, including new material tackling traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis. To increase the usefulness for students and researchers, the editors have reorganized the text to present basic principles first and then their applications, and they have increased their focus on ethics, values, and theory. New and revised illustrative studies highlight more than ever the connection between effective research and improved social functioning among individuals and groups. The collection continues to feature scholars and practitioners who have shaped the social work research practice canon for more than twenty years, while also adding the innovative work of up and coming talent.



Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry

Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry Author Nona Lyons
ISBN-10 0387857443
Release 2010-04-07
Pages 606
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Philosophers have warned of the perils of a life spent without reflection, but what constitutes reflective inquiry - and why it’s necessary in our lives - can be an elusive concept. Synthesizing ideas from minds as diverse as John Dewey and Paulo Freire, theHandbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry presents reflective thought in its most vital aspects, not as a fanciful or nostalgic exercise, but as a powerful means of seeing familiar events anew, encouraging critical thinking and crucial insight, teaching and learning. In its opening pages, two seasoned educators, Maxine Greene and Lee Shulman, discuss reflective inquiry as a form of active attention (Thoreau’s "wide-awakeness"), an act of consciousness, and a process by which people can understand themselves, their work (particularly in the form of life projects), and others. Building on this foundation, the Handbook analyzes through the work of 40 internationally oriented authors: - Definitional issues concerning reflection, what it is and is not; - Worldwide social and moral conditions contributing to the growing interest in reflective inquiry in professional education; - Reflection as promoted across professional educational domains, including K-12 education, teacher education, occupational therapy, and the law; - Methods of facilitating and scaffolding reflective engagement; - Current pedagogical and research practices in reflection; - Approaches to assessing reflective inquiry. Educators across the professions as well as adult educators, counselors and psychologists, and curriculum developers concerned with adult learning will find the Handbook of Reflection and Reflective Inquiry an invaluable teaching tool for challenging times.



Teaching and Learning Science

Teaching and Learning Science Author Derek Hodson
ISBN-10 9780335231799
Release 1998-12-01
Pages 200
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This book extends and unifies recent debate and research about science education in several disparate fields, including philosophy of science, cognitive psychology and motivation theory. Through an approach based on the personalization of learning and the politicization of the curriculum and classroom, it shows how the complex goal of critical scientific literacy can be achieved by all students, including those who traditionally underachieve in science or opt out of science education at the earliest opportunity.



ECRM2013 Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Research Methods

ECRM2013 Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Research Methods Author Isabel Ramos
ISBN-10 9781909507302
Release 2013-04-07
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Complete proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies ECRM 2013 PRINT version Published by Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.



Studies in Meaning 3

Studies in Meaning 3 Author Jonathan D. Raskin
ISBN-10 0944473865
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 379
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Constructivist psychology is presented as it relates to everyday practice. The chapters succinctly and cogently explicate basic theoretical concepts and then demonstrate them with vivid case examples.



The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology

The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology Author David A. Winter
ISBN-10 9781118508299
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 576
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The Wiley Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology is the definitive new reference for the field, providing a state-of-the-art review of PCP which focuses on the theory and its philosophy, methodology, areas of application and future horizons A definitive new reference work for the field of personal construct psychology, featuring leading international figures in the field Each section begins with a concise chapter that reviews the literature in the area concerned and highlights new developments Covers theory, history, methodology and a wealth of new and established applications including education, grief and meaning reconstruction, sexuality, organizational consultancy and personal construct coaching Draws on published and previously unpublished work by pioneers including Fay Fransella and Miller Mair



Transformative Professional Practice

Transformative Professional Practice Author Pamela Denicolo
ISBN-10 1861561997
Release 2011-08-29
Pages 220
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Combining critical reflectivity and pragmatic guidance, this book is designed to meet the needs of professionals in the public and private sector whose work involves them in developing their own and others’ knowledge and practice. The book begins by providing a thoroughly referenced review of the philosophies and theories underpinning current approaches to professional education as a basis for demonstrating the particular salience and implications of a Personal Construct Psychology approach for practice and research. This establishes a conceptual framework for the extensive practical guidance which follows on how to implement, with rigour and sensitivity, a range of techniques from the traditional structured repertory grid to more flexible, innovative strategies for exploring how the world is or might be construed. A selection of exemplar applications from a variety of fields of professional practice illustrates the elasticity of the approach and methods, challenging readers to adapt the ideas presented as a catalytic resource to the development of professional practice and research.



The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology

The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology Author Kirk J. Schneider
ISBN-10 0761927824
Release 2001-05-17
Pages 760
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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.



The Evolution of European Identities

The Evolution of European Identities Author Graham Day
ISBN-10 9781137009272
Release 2012-06-29
Pages 307
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Through in-depth analysis of interviews from across Europe, this book explores how European citizens identify themselves with Europe and the development of a 'European mental space.'



Resources in Education

Resources in Education Author
ISBN-10 MINN:30000010540122
Release 1998
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Resources in Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Resources in Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Resources in Education book for free.



The Essential Practitioner s Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology

The Essential Practitioner s Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology Author Fay Fransella
ISBN-10 0470013230
Release 2005-04-22
Pages 312
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This is a concise paperback version of the authoritative International Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology, focusing on the practical elements of that volume. Ideal for the individual practitioner, this selection of chapters covers the basic theory of personal constructs; the many skills and tools used by personal construct psychologists; its general application to psychotherapy and counselling; as well as many specific applications such as cross-cultural understanding, post-traumatic stress, children, teacher education, organizational change, nursing and family therapy. This is an indispensable guide to theory and skills for those wishing to use the personal construct psychology approach in their practice. It will appeal to a wide range of professionals such as psychologists, teachers, psychiatrists, nurses, system engineers and managers.



Families in Society

Families in Society Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556026784231
Release 1995
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Therapy with Dreams and Nightmares

Therapy with Dreams and Nightmares Author Delia Cushway
ISBN-10 9781446271872
Release 2012-12-10
Pages 168
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'Delia Cushway's wealth of experience makes this new edition an essential read for all aspiring counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists as well as for more experienced practitioners seeking to enhance their practice' - Prof Sue Wheeler, Director of Doctoral Programme, Institute of Lifelong Learning 'I found the book fascinating, illuminating not only my client's material but also my own night-life. The book's strength lies in integrating perspectives from many different psychotherapeutic disciplines, from psychoanalytic to cognitive' - Diana Sanders, Counselling Psychologist and Cognitive Psychotherapist This practical book shows how dreamwork can be a fruitful therapeutic tool for all therapists and practitioners in the helping professions. Emphasising that dreams are a powerful means of accessing an individual's emotions, creativity and wisdom, Delia Cushway has updated the first edition to include: - Skills for working with trauma and survivors of sexual abuse - Cross-cultural, spiritual and religious approaches to dreamwork - Up-to-date research and theory on using Cognitive, Objectivist and Constructivist models and methods - The importance of reflective practice - Scientific functions and meanings of dreams and their role in information processing and memory consolidation. Steeped in practical hints and tips, vivid case examples and methods of interpreting dream language, this highly accessible guide is an invaluable resource for therapists. Delia Cushway is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at Coventry University and a practising Registered Clinical Psychologist. Robyn Sewell is a Chartered Psychologist and Group Psychotherapist, now fully retired.



Using Narrative in Social Research

Using Narrative in Social Research Author Jane Elliott
ISBN-10 9781446227381
Release 2005-05-17
Pages 232
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'Jane Elliott's examination of the use of "narrative" within the broad context of social science inquiry is a must-read for both qualitative and quantitative researchers, novice and expert alike' - Journal of Advanced Nursing `This important book does an impressive job of synthesising a complex literature and bringing together both qualitative and quantitative methods of narrative analysis. It will become a milestone in the development of narrative methods. Although ground-breaking in many ways, it is very clearly written and accessible to readers from a wide variety of backgrounds and methodological experience' - Nigel Gilbert, University of Surrey `An elegantly written, scholarly and accessible text. Jane Elliott shows a sophisticated appreciation of contemporary methodological developments, and makes a persuasive case for the use of narrative approaches in both qualitative and quantitative research. The book challenges and advances debates about combining methods, and shows how stories can work within and across conventional research boundaries. It is a truly original contribution to the literature' - Amanda Coffey, Cardiff School of Social Sciences `An outstanding book. Jane Elliott breaks new ground by demonstrating to new generations of social scientists how the power of narrative can fruitfully be harnessed in social research. This is a "must read" book' - Professor Mike Savage, University of Manchester This is a lucid and accessible introduction to narrative methods in social research. It is also an important book about the nature, role and theoretical basis of research methodology in general. Jane Elliott instructs the reader on the basic methods and methodological assumptions that form the basis of narrative methods. She does so in a way that is practical and accessible and in a way that will make the book a favourite with students and experienced researchers alike. Elliott argues that both qualitative and quantitative methods are characterised by a concern with narrative, and that our research data can best be analyzed if it is seen in narrative terms. In concrete, step-by-step terms she details for the reader how to go about collecting data and how to subject that data to narrative analysis, while at the same time placing this process in its wider theoretical context. She works across the traditional quantitative/qualitative divide to set out the ways in which narrative researchers can uncover such issues as social change, causality and social identity. She also shows how the techniques and skills used by qualitative researchers can be deployed when doing quantitative research and, similarly, how qualitative researchers can sometimes profit from using quantitative skills and techniques. "This book provides both a fascinating and a challenging read. What sets this text apart from other books on research methodology and methods is that it does not focus exclusively on either quantitative or qualitative research approaches, but rather attempts to bridge the divide. The book should be compulsory reading not only for those aspiring to undertake narrative research and those students undertaking higher degree research courses, but also for those more experienced researches wishing to explore contemporary issues in research methods and methodology. As a recent recruit to a lecturer-practitioner post with little recnt experience in the subject area covered by this book, i found it met my needs very well. I would certainly recomment this book for purchase." Dr Andrew Pettipher, University of Nottingham, UK.



The Behavior Therapist

The Behavior Therapist Author
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0090606203
Release 2008
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Index to Theses with Abstracts Accepted for Higher Degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland and the Council for National Academic Awards

Index to Theses with Abstracts Accepted for Higher Degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland and the Council for National Academic Awards Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435079424016
Release 2007
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