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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!



A Practical Guide to Arts related Research

A Practical Guide to Arts related Research Author Maggi Savin Baden
ISBN-10 9789462098152
Release 2014-11-27
Pages 168
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This book outlines the principles and practices of arts-related inquiry and provides both suggestions about conducting research in the field as well as case study examples. The ideas presented here have emerged from the authors’ own experiences of undertaking arts-related research and the challenges of implementing these approaches. The book therefore draws on personal research, practice and experience to address the concerns academics increasingly appear to be voicing about developing the scholarship and practice of arts-related research. There is a need for greater attention to, and clarity on, issues of theoretical positioning, methodology and methods when conducting robust and reputable arts-related research, which this book provides.



The Essential Practitioner s Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology

The Essential Practitioner s Handbook of Personal Construct Psychology Author Fay Fransella
ISBN-10 9780470015360
Release 2005-08-05
Pages 308
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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.



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 SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology Author Stephen Sutton
ISBN-10 0761968490
Release 2004-12-08
Pages 432
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This volume provides readers with a one-stop, authoritative guide to the major themes and debates in health psychology, both past and present.



Constructivism in Psychotherapy

Constructivism in Psychotherapy Author Robert A. Neimeyer
ISBN-10 1557986452
Release 1999
Pages 436
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Provides a broad introduction to the principles of constructivist theory as well as an in-depth exploration of constructivist practice involving a wide range of clinical problems encountered in day-to-day practice.



Constructive Psychotherapy

Constructive Psychotherapy Author Michael J. Mahoney
ISBN-10 1572309024
Release 2003-07-16
Pages 302
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An invaluable teaching text and clinical resource, this is a book about how to do psychotherapy--how to apply the science of change to the complexities of helping people develop new meanings in their lives. Explaining constructivist principles and illuminating what a skilled clinician actually does in day-to-day practice, Michael J. Mahoney shows how to nurture the therapeutic relationship while implementing such creative interventions as centering techniques, problem solving, pattern work, meditation and embodiment exercises, drama and dream work, and spiritual exploration. Appendices feature reproducible client forms, handouts, and other useful materials.



Achieving Impact in Research

Achieving Impact in Research Author Pam Denicolo
ISBN-10 9781446292792
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 192
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This unique addition to the Success in Research series addresses the importance of understanding and achieving impact for the purposes of gaining research funding and reporting achieved impact for the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The book includes contributions from researchers and researcher developers who feel that impact is ill-defined and poorly understood despite its prevalence in policy documents, websites and institutional activities. This succinct and cohesive text draws on the expert contributors' collective research practice, knowledge and experience. Using a variety of examples, boxed activities and highlighted reflection points, this practical guide covers the following key areas: The meaning of impact in relation to research How the Impact Agenda fits with attitudes and ethics that motivate research The different characterisations of research impact and when impact is apparent How impact can be planned into proposals, evaluated and evidenced The skills needed to be an impactful researcher How impact can be supported through Knowledge Exchange and effective partnerships This is a must-have guide for anyone seeking to understand and achieve impact in their own research. The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development. Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.



Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology

Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology Author Carla Willig
ISBN-10 9780335244508
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 250
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This vital student resource takes six different approaches to qualitative methods and discusses the techniques to use these in research.



Developing Transferable Skills

Developing Transferable Skills Author Pam Denicolo
ISBN-10 9781446292655
Release 2013-11-14
Pages 184
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'PhD students and young researchers increasingly find employment outside the world of education. This book is an excellent guide to the skills they will need as they make that move.' - Professor Nigel Vincent, Vice-President for Research & HE Policy, The British Academy 'This book should be required reading for researchers embarking on a research career, particularly those on doctoral training programmes, and academics in their roles as supervisors or managers of researchers.' - Dr Janet Metcalfe, Chair and Head Vitae This book provides a succinct guide for doctoral and early career researchers about the nature of transferable skills, why they are needed and how they can be acquired, evidenced and marketed. In the UK, possession of a doctorate is no longer the rarity it once was and the competitive economic climate makes it even more critical that doctoral graduates and early career researchers can convince prospective employers of both their specialist and generic skills. In this context, institutions are also required to provide well organised, relevant training in skills development if they are to attract and retain doctoral candidates. Thus, the book also has value for those charged with developing the transferable skills of others. With coverage of project management, team working, communication, leadership and technical skills, this book is an essential guide for researchers who want to make the most of the skills you have and acquire the skills they need. The authors' work engages them daily in the development of researchers' skills and they made a substantial contribution to the development of Vitae's Researcher Development Framework. The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development. Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.



Visualizing Research

Visualizing Research Author Carole Gray
ISBN-10 9781317001096
Release 2016-02-11
Pages 230
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Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a 'journey of exploration'. For use with a formal programme of study, from masters to doctoral level, the book derives from the creative relationship between research, practice and teaching in art and design. It extends generic research processes into practice-based approaches more relevant to artists and designers, introducing wherever possible visual, interactive and collaborative methods. The Introduction and Chapter 1 'Planning the Journey' define the concept and value of 'practice-based' formal research, tracking the debate around its development and explaining key concepts and terminology. ’Mapping the Terrain’ then describes methods of contextualizing research in art and design (the contextual review, using reference material); ’Locating Your Position’ and ’Crossing the Terrain’ guide the reader through the stages of identifying an appropriate research question and methodological approach, writing the proposal and managing research information. Methods of evaluation and analysis are explored, and of strategies for reporting and communicating research findings are suggested. Appendices and a glossary are also included. Visualizing Research draws on the experience of researchers in different contexts and includes case studies of real projects. Although written primarily for postgraduate students, research supervisors, managers and academic staff in art and design and related areas, such as architecture and media studies, will find this a valuable research reference. An accompanying website www.visualizingresearch.info includes multimedia and other resources that complement the book.



Research Methods

Research Methods Author
ISBN-10 9781349926725
Release 2017-09-16
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Research Methods has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Research Methods also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Research Methods book for free.



Action Research in Education

Action Research in Education Author Sara Efrat Efron
ISBN-10 9781462509720
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 268
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This accessible, pragmatic text shows educators step by step how to conduct classroom- and school-based studies to improve instructional practices. The book presents methods and strategies for implementing each stage of the action research cycle, providing balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. Readers learn how to: select and define a research topic; develop a literature review; choose a design; formulate data collection strategies; design and/or evaluate assessment tools; and interpret, analyze, and report study results. Helpful examples and vignettes depict a variety of real-world teaching and learning situations, school subjects, and age groups (PreK-12). Pedagogical Features *Exercises and activities in every chapter. *Checklists, guidelines, and templates that enable busy educators to self-assess the progress and quality of their studies. *Example boxes illustrating the components of an action research report. *Summary tables highlighting key aspects of different research strategies. *Chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.



Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research

Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research Author Cathy Urquhart
ISBN-10 9781446271582
Release 2012-11-16
Pages 224
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Based on the author's own wealth of experience this timely, engaging book helps first-time researchers to discover the excitement of grounded theory. Fresh, innovative and clear this book traces the history and development of grounded theory method, and examines how the method is evolving for new contexts today. It sets out the principles involved in using grounded theory and explains the process and theory associated with coding in grounded theory. The book introduces us to the practicalities of research design, theory building, coding and writing up and gives us the tools to tackle key questions: - What is grounded theory? - How do we code and theorise using grounded theory? - How do we write up a grounded theory study? This is an exciting new text for students and researchers across the social sciences who want to use grounded theory. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.



Handbook of Evidence based Psychotherapies

Handbook of Evidence based Psychotherapies Author Chris Freeman
ISBN-10 0471498203
Release 2007-05-07
Pages 512
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At a time when evidence is everything, the comprehensive Handbook of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies handbook provides a unique, up-to-date overview of the current evidence-base for psychological therapies and major psychological disorders. The editors take a pluralistic approach, covering cognitive and behavioural therapies as well as counselling and humanistic approaches. Internationally-renowned expert contributors guide readers through the latest research, taking a critical overview of each practice’s strengths and weaknesses. A final chapter provides an overview for the future.



Personal Construct Psychology at 60

Personal Construct Psychology at 60 Author David Winter
ISBN-10 9781527500686
Release 2017-08-21
Pages 469
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The 60th anniversary of the publication of George Kelly’s The Psychology of Personal Constructs was marked, in 2015, by the 21st International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology. His two volume work set out personal construct theory as a radical new approach to psychology. Although Kelly was a clinical psychologist, personal construct psychology has had an extraordinarily broad range of influence and application, extending beyond the clinical setting to include areas as diverse as education, organizational and management development, social psychology, the arts, law and politics. It presaged constructivist developments in many spheres of knowledge, and its innovative research methods have been used in a vast number of studies focussed on the exploration of personal and interpersonal meaning. The 21st International Congress was held in the UK at the University of Hertfordshire, forty years after the first such congress. This volume presents contributions by many of the Congress’s delegates, whose chapters reflect the diversity of contemporary applications of personal construct psychology, and the continuing relevance and vitality of Kelly’s ideas and methods.



Counseling Adults in Transition Fourth Edition

Counseling Adults in Transition  Fourth Edition Author Mary Anderson, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826106360
Release 2011-08-09
Pages 360
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The only textbook explicitly designed to address counseling with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions, this volume integrates the basic tenets of adult development with therapeutic practice. It is based on Schlossberg's theory of transitions, a new process and content model that offers effective techniques for helping adults to understand and successfully navigate normal life transitions. This revised edition addresses contemporary societal ills that exacerbate adult life transitions, such as a tumultuous economy, increased unemployment, bankruptcies, and foreclosures, and focuses on our increasing racial and cultural diversity. The volume also expands its consideration of spiritual and social justice issues and provides a more integrated and holistic approach to adult transitional counseling. Key Features of the New Edition: Based on Schlossberg's technique, a new model for counseling adults in transition Offers practical new strategies and exercises for use in transitional counseling Addresses unemployment and coping in an uncertain social/economic context Focuses on loss and resilience, diversity, culture, social justice, and spirituality Contains new sections on transitioning to adulthood, living arrangements including diverse family structures, mobility, siblings, in-laws, and retirement Introduces new concepts such as collectivist coping, hardiness, mindfulness, and transcendence