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ix, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Offering a fresh take on the purpose of social studies today, James A. Duplass positions philosophical counseling as a way for teachers to engage students in thinking deeply about what it means to be a citizen in a democratic society. The Idea of a Social Studies Education takes a uniquely humanistic approach to the idea of a social studies education to show how teachers can act as philosophical counselors in preparing students for active civic engagement. Duplass reminds the reader of the needs of students in modern society who seek to develop an identity worth living and the role social studies can play in students achieving that process. By focusing on the cultivation of students' autonomy, authenticity, efficacy, and agency, Duplass' approach avoids political biases and instead encourages critical thinking to decipher what a democratic ideology truly is.
Green Library
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x, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Public policy and policy analysis.- 2. Perspectives on policy making.- 3. Power and policy.- 4. Key trends.- 5. Central government.- 6. Multi-level governance.- 7. Government at arms-length.- 8. Evaluating policies.- 9. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137484642 20171211
This brand new text examines power and inequalities and how these are central to our understanding of how policies are made and implemented. It introduces the concepts and theoretical approaches that underpin the study of the policy process, reflects upon key developments and applies these the practice of policy formulation and implementation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137484642 20171211
Green Library
Book
xxii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Mixed methods in evaluation : history and progress
  • Experimental mixed methods designs to evaluate interventions
  • Mixed methods evaluation designs for instrument development
  • Mixed methods evaluation designs for policy evaluation
  • Mixed methods evaluation designs for systematic reviews
  • Variations in mixed methods evaluation designs
  • Trends, challenges and advances in mixed methods evaluation
  • Appendix : Key resources for additional examples and insights into mixed methods design in evaluation.
Green Library
Book
xiv, 176 pages ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgements Preface Introduction 1. The Influence and Impact of Academics 2. Policy Entrepreneurship 3. What do Policy Entrepreneurs Do? 4. Case Studies of Entrepreneurship in Education 5. Bridging Research and Policy: The Case Study of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues Conclusion References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214606 20170919
Policy Entrepreneurship in Education aims to build the confidence and skills of education academics in securing higher impact for their work. It offers guidance and identifies methods of capturing and measuring impact, as well as practical advice in helping academics engage policy makers and influence society with their research. Written specifically for the field of education, the book utilises domestic and international examples to illustrate those policy entrepreneurship activities which advance impact and appeal to international audiences, who are increasingly concerned with how higher education studies in education can make a difference on the ground. Combining theory and practice, the book employs a practical approach to doing policy entrepreneurship. It is a unique offering that will appeal to all who have an academic or practical interest in policy change and how to affect this.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138214606 20170919
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xxvi, 435 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
  • I. Principles: What They Are, Why They Matter, and Their Niche in Program Development and Evaluation 1. First Principles2. Effectiveness Principles: What? Why? When? How? Who? Where?3. Examples of Principles-Driven Change Initiatives and Programs4. Evaluating Principles: Historical Context and Forward-Looking Challenge5. The Niche and Nature of Principles-Focused Evaluation: Serving Diverse PurposesII. GUIDE: Criteria for Effectiveness Principles6. GUIDE for PRINCIPLES: The Characteristics of High-Quality Effectiveness PrinciplesG: Guidance7. Guidance for Developing and Distinguishing Principles: Principles versus Rules, and the Alternative Principles Test8. Referring to Something as a Principle Doesn't Make It One: Distinguishing Effectiveness Principles9. Still More Guidance on Developing and Distinguishing Principles: Principles Derived from and Contrasted with Assumptions, Truths, and Lessons10. Conceptual Triangulation: Evaluating the Similarities of Parallel Principles11. Holistic, Sequential, and Pole Star Approaches to PrinciplesU: Useful12. Principles Point the Way to Desired Results13. Diverse Uses of Principles across an Organization, Nora F. Murphy & Heather Huseby14. Evaluating the Utility of Research-Derived Principles for Enhancing Online LearningI: Inspiring15. Inspirational Principles Are Infused with Values16. Principles-Focused Evaluation at the Grassroots in Africa: Inspirational Examples and Reflections, John Wilson17. Inspiring Principles: Distinguishing Overarching Principles from Operational Principles, Charmagne Campbell-Patton18. Principles-Focused Pedagogy of Evaluation: Inspired by Freirean PedagogyD: Developmental19. The Developmental Nature of Effectiveness Principles: A Case Example of Adapting Principles in Practice, Yve Susskind & Peggy Holman20. Simple Rules and Minimum Specifications: Spotlight on Complexity Concepts with Developmental ImplicationsE: Evaluable21. Evaluable Principles: Methods and Measures for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Principles22. Principles-Focused Sampling23. Rendering Judgments about the Effectiveness of Principles24. Evaluating Principles for Evidence of Effectiveness: Three Kinds of Evidence-Based Judgments and Effective Principles in Contrast to Best PracticesSummary of Parts I and II: Major Themes of Principles-Focused EvaluationIII. Principles-Driven Initiatives with Principles-Focused Evaluations: Exemplars of Principles in PracticeIII-A.Three Levels of Principles-Based Interventions: Macro (Global), Micro (Program), and Meso (Community)25. Principles Driving Reform: Evaluation of the Paris Declaration Principles on Aid Effectiveness26. Discovering and Validating Effectiveness Principles to Help Youth Overcome Homelessness27. Vibrant Communities Canada: A Principles-Driven Systems Change Initiative and Emergent Example of Principles-Focused Evaluation PotentialPart III-B. Three Different Agriculture-Focused Initiatives28. Collaborative Principles Supporting Shared Commitment: The Global Alliance for the Future of Food29. Principles Enhancing Coherence: The McKnight Foundation Collaborative Crop Research Program30. Principles Defining a Field of Agroecology: How Principles Inform and GUIDE PracticesIV. Principles for Evaluations and Evaluators31. Evaluating Evaluation Principles: Examining Principles That Guide Evaluations and Evaluators32. Outcome Harvesting Evaluation: Practical Application of Essential Principles, Ricardo Wilson-Grau33. Reflections of a Principles-Focused Evaluator: What's in a Name?, Donna Podems34. Waking Lumina: A Personal Principles-Based Evaluation Philosophy, Nora F. MurphyV. Principles-Focused Evaluation in Practice: Tools and Checklist35. Tools for Principles-Focused Evaluation36. Principles-Focused Evaluation ChecklistConclusion and Final Practice ExerciseEpilogue: Eleven Questions, Eleven Principles-Focused Responses.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781462531820 20171201
How can programs and organizations ensure they are adhering to core principles--and assess whether doing so is yielding desired results? From evaluation pioneer Michael Quinn Patton, this book introduces the principles-focused evaluation (P-FE) approach and demonstrates its relevance and application in a range of settings. Patton explains why principles matter for program development and evaluation and how they can serve as a rudder to navigate the uncertainties, turbulence, and emergent challenges of complex dynamic environments. In-depth exemplars illustrate how the unique GUIDE framework is used to determine whether principles provide meaningful guidance (G) and are useful (U), inspiring (I), developmentally adaptable (D), and evaluable (E). User-friendly features include rubrics, a P-FE checklist, firsthand reflections and examples from experienced P-FE practitioners, sidebars and summary tables, and end-of-chapter application exercises.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781462531820 20171201
Green Library
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xviii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables List of Boxes Acknowledgments Case Contributors Orientation Part I: The Principles of the Five-Level QDA Method Chapter 1: Strategies and Tactics Chapter 2: Developing Objectives and Analytic Plans (Levels 1 and 2) Chapter 3: Translating Analytic Tasks Into Software Tools (Levels 3, 4, and 5) Part II: The Five-Level QDA Method in Practice Chapter 4: Orientation to MAXQDA Chapter 5: The Architecture of MAXQDA Chapter 6: Mastering the Process of Translation Part III: Case Illustrations Chapter 7: Orientation to Case Illustrations Chapter 8: Case Illustration - An Exploratory Literature Review Chapter 9: Case Illustration - A Thematic Analysis to Evaluate an Education Program Appendices Appendix 1: Three Levels of Detail of Analytic Tasks Appendix 2: Five Analytic Activities Appendix 3: Examples of Units in Analytic Tasks Appendix 4: Identifying the Units of Analytic Tasks Appendix 5: Identifying the Purpose of Analytic Tasks Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138286191 20171201
Software is cut and dried-every button you press has a predictable effect-but qualitative analysis is open-ended and unfolds in unpredictable ways. This contradiction is best resolved by separating analytic strategies-what you plan to do-from software tactics-how you plan to do it. Expert MAXQDA users have unconsciously learned to do this. The Five-Level QDA (R) method unpacks the process so that you can learn it consciously and efficiently. The first part of the book explains how the contradiction between analytic strategies and software tactics is reconciled by "translating" between them. The second part provides both an in-depth description of how MAXQDA works and comprehensive instruction in the five steps of "translation". These steps are illustrated with examples from a variety of research projects. The third part contains real-world qualitative research projects from a variety of disciplines, methodologies, and kinds of qualitative analysis-all illustrated in MAXQDA using the Five-Level QDA method. The book is accompanied by three sets of video demonstrations on the companion website. The functionality and interface design of MAXQDA for Windows and Mac are identical. The Five-Level QDA method learned from this book is therefore the same whether you are working on a Mac or Windows computer. The Five-Level QDA method is based on the authors' combined 40 years of experience teaching MAXQDA and other software packages used as platforms for conducting qualitative analysis. After many years observing their students' challenges they developed the Five-Level QDA method to describe the process that long-time MAXQDA experts unconsciously adopt. The Five-Level QDA method is independent of software program or methodology, and the principles apply to any type of qualitative project. Please see the following URL to access the accompanying materials for this book: http://www.fivelevelqda.com/directory-intro.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138286191 20171201
Green Library
Book
xx, 211 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables List of Boxes Acknowledgments Case Contributors Orientation Part I: The Principles of the Five-Level QDA Method Chapter 1: Strategies and Tactics Chapter 2: Developing Objectives and Analytic Plans (Levels 1 & 2) Chapter 3: Translating Analytic Tasks Into Software Tools (Levels 3, 4, & 5) Part II: The Five-Level QDA Method in Practice Chapter 4: Orientation to NVivo Chapter 5: The Architecture of NVivo Chapter 6: Mastering the Process of Translation Part III: Case Illustrations Chapter 7: Orientation to Case Illustrations Chapter 8: Case illustration - An Exploratory Literature Review Chapter 9: Case illustration - A Program Evaluation Appendices Appendix 1: Three Levels of Detail of Analytic Tasks Appendix 2: Five Analytic Activities Appendix 3: Examples of Units in Analytic Tasks Appendix 4: Identifying the Units of Analytic Tasks Appendix 5: Identifying the Purpose of Analytic Tasks Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138743663 20171127
Software is cut and dried - every button you press has a predictable effect - but qualitative analysis is open ended and unfolds in unpredictable ways. This contradiction is best resolved by separating analytic strategies - what you plan to do - from software tactics - how you plan to do it. Expert NVivo users have unconsciously learned to do this. The Five-Level QDA (R) method unpacks the process so that you can learn it consciously and efficiently. The first part of the book explains how the contradiction between analytic strategies and software tactics is reconciled by "translating" between them. The second part provides both an in-depth description of how NVivo works and comprehensive instruction in the five steps of "translation". These steps are illustrated with examples from a variety of research projects. The third part contains real-world qualitative research projects from a variety of disciplines, methodologies, and kinds of qualitative analysis, all illustrated in NVivo using the Five-Level QDA method. The book is accompanied by three sets of video demonstrations on the companion website. The book and accompanying videos illustrate the Windows version of NVivo. As there are some differences in screen and interface design between the Mac and Windows versions please watch the video 'The NVivo Mac Interface' in the Component Orientation series of videos (available on the companion website). The Five-Level QDA method is based on the authors' combined 40 years of experience teaching NVivo and other software packages used as platforms for conducting qualitative analysis. After many years observing their students' challenges they developed the Five-Level QDA method to describe the process that long-time NVivo experts unconsciously adopt. The Five-Level QDA method is independent of software program or methodology, and the principles apply to any type of qualitative project. Please see the following URL to access the accompanying materials for this book: http://www.fivelevelqda.com/directory-intro.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138743663 20171127
Green Library
Book
xx, 211 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • Strategies and tactics
  • Developing objectives and analytic plans (levels 1 and 2)
  • Translating analytic tasks into software tools (levels 3, 4, and 5)
  • Orientation to NVivo
  • The architecture of NVivo
  • Mastering the process of translation
  • Orientation to case illustrations
  • Case illustration. An exploratory literature review : exploring the literature on interfaith dialogue / Elizabeth M. Pope
  • Case illustration. A program evaluation : violence prevention initiative / Kristi Jackson.
Software is cut and dried - every button you press has a predictable effect - but qualitative analysis is open ended and unfolds in unpredictable ways. This contradiction is best resolved by separating analytic strategies - what you plan to do - from software tactics - how you plan to do it. Expert NVivo users have unconsciously learned to do this. The Five-Level QDA (R) method unpacks the process so that you can learn it consciously and efficiently. The first part of the book explains how the contradiction between analytic strategies and software tactics is reconciled by "translating" between them. The second part provides both an in-depth description of how NVivo works and comprehensive instruction in the five steps of "translation". These steps are illustrated with examples from a variety of research projects. The third part contains real-world qualitative research projects from a variety of disciplines, methodologies, and kinds of qualitative analysis, all illustrated in NVivo using the Five-Level QDA method. The book is accompanied by three sets of video demonstrations on the companion website. The book and accompanying videos illustrate the Windows version of NVivo. As there are some differences in screen and interface design between the Mac and Windows versions please watch the video 'The NVivo Mac Interface' in the Component Orientation series of videos (available on the companion website). The Five-Level QDA method is based on the authors' combined 40 years of experience teaching NVivo and other software packages used as platforms for conducting qualitative analysis. After many years observing their students' challenges they developed the Five-Level QDA method to describe the process that long-time NVivo experts unconsciously adopt. The Five-Level QDA method is independent of software program or methodology, and the principles apply to any type of qualitative project. Please see the following URL to access the accompanying materials for this book: http://www.fivelevelqda.com/directory-intro.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138743663 20171218
Law Library (Crown)
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xxv, 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1 Introduction Purpose and Rationale for the Book What Is New in This Edition Positioning Ourselves Definition of Qualitative Research Selection of the Five Approaches Key Book Readings Audience Organization Chapter 2 Philosophical Assumptions and Interpretive Frameworks Questions for Discussion Situating Philosophy and Interpretive Frameworks (Theory) within the Research Process Philosophical Assumptions Interpretive Framework The Practice of Using Social Justice Interpretive Frameworks in Qualitative Research Linking Philosophy and Interpretive Frameworks in Qualitative Research Chapter Check-in Summary Further Readings Chapter 3 Designing a Qualitative Study Questions for Discussion The Characteristics of Qualitative Research When to Use Qualitative Research What a Qualitative Study Requires From Us The Features of a "Good" Qualitative Study The Process of Designing a Qualitative Study Ethics in Qualitative Research The Design Structures of a Plan or Proposal Chapter Check-in Summary Further Readings Chapter 4 Five Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry Questions for Discussion Deciding Among the Five Approaches Narrative Research Phenomenological Research Grounded Theory Research Ethnographic Research Case Study Research Comparing The Five Approaches Chapter Check-in Summary Further Readings Chapter 5 Five Different Qualitative Studies Questions for Discussion A Narrative Study (Chan, 2010-- see Appendix B) A Phenomenological Study (Anderson & Spencer, 2002-- see Appendix C) A Grounded Theory Study (Harley et al., 2009-- see Appendix D) An Ethnographic Study (Mac an Ghaill and Haywood, 2015-- see Appendix E) A Case Study (Frelin, 2015-- see Appendix F) Differences Among the Approaches Chapter Check-in Summary Further Readings Chapter 6 Introducing and Focusing the Study Questions for Discussion Interrelating the Study Problem, Purpose, and Questions within Research The Research Problem Statement The Purpose Statement The Research Questions Chapter Check-in Summary Further Readings Chapter 7 Data Collection Questions for Discussion The Data Collection Circle Data Storage & Security Five Approaches Compared Chapter Check-in Summary Further Readings Chapter 8 Data Analysis and Representation Questions for Discussion Ethical Considerations for Data Analysis Three Analysis Strategies The Data Analysis Spiral Analysis Within Approaches to Inquiry Comparing the Five Approaches Computer Use in Qualitative Data Analysis Chapter Check-in Summary Further Readings Chapter 9 Writing a Qualitative Study Questions for Discussion Ethical Considerations for Reporting Several Writing Strategies Overall and Embedded Writing Strategies A Comparison of Narrative Structures Across Approaches Chapter Check-in Summary Further Readings Chapter 10 Standards of Validation and Evaluation Questions for Discussion Validation and Reliability in Qualitative Research Evaluation Criteria Comparing the Evaluation Standards of the Five Approaches Chapter Check-in Summary Further Readings Chapter 11 "Turning the Story" and Conclusion Turning the Story "Campus Response to a Student Gunman" Kelly J. Asmussen and John W. Creswell A Case Study A Narrative Study A Phenomenology A Grounded Theory Study An Ethnography Conclusion Chapter Check-in.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506330204 20170313
In the Fourth Edition of this bestselling book, John W Creswell and new co-author Cheryl N Poth explore the philosophical underpinnings, history and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography and case study - putting them side by side, so that we can see the differences. They relate research designs to each of the traditions of enquiry and provide strategies for writing introductions to studies, collecting data, analyzing data, writing a narrative and verifying results.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506330204 20170313
Green Library
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xxxiii, 426 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Situational analysis : grounded theory mapping after the interpretive turn
  • Methodological grounds of situational analysis
  • Theoretical grounds of situational analysis
  • Getting started : practical issues and project design
  • Doing situational and relational maps
  • Doing social worlds/arenas maps
  • Doing positional maps
  • A fully worked exemplar of situational analysis
  • Writing it up : final presentations and project maps
  • Turning to discourses
  • Mapping narrative discourse materials
  • Mapping visual discourse materials
  • Mapping historical discourse materials
  • Epilogue: Situational analysis issues and FAQs.
The Second Edition offers an innovative extension of grounded theory useful in qualitative research projects that draws on interviews, observations, and visual, narrative, and historical discourse materials. To engage the dense complexities of real world situations, Situational Analysis (SA) braids together Strauss's ecological social worlds/arenas theory, Foucault's discourse analysis, and Deleuze and Guattari's rhizomes and assemblages. The book will serve as an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level students, as well as professional researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds pursuing qualitative projects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781452260907 20171227
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xvi, 171 pages ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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x, 78 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Conference Registration.- Welcome.- Opening Keynote.- Parallel Session One: Case Studies.- Parallel Session Two: Interviews.- Closing Keynote.- Thank You Kindly.- Conference Abstract Book.- Conference Freebies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319491899 20170327
This book empirically examines academic conferences in the social sciences, and explores the purpose and value of people interested in the social sciences attending and presenting at national and international academic conferences. Using a highly original structure and style, the book considers the damaging impact of neoliberalism on conferences, and academia more widely, and explores the numerous barriers to conference attendance. It will be of interest to students and researchers who attend conferences in fields spanning the social sciences, as well as those interested in the effects of neoliberalism on academia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319491899 20170327
Green Library
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xv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Introduction: Evidence, A Rope Comprising of Several Cords Matthew Reason and Nick Rowe PART 1 - FRAMING REFLECTION ON EVIDENCE AND IMPACT IN PARTICIPATORY ARTS - Matthew Reason and Nick Rowe Chapter 1: Purpose, Outcomes and Obliquity: To Plan or Not to Plan - Matthew Reason and Nick Rowe Chapter 2: Evidence, Knowledge and Persuasion in Arts Impact Research - Matthew Reason Chapter 3: Intrinsic and Instrumental Impacts in Participatory Art - Matthew Reason Chapter 4: Participatory Research in the Participatory Arts - Matthew Reason and Nick Rowe PART 2 - RESEARCHING PARTICIPATORY ARTS: ANALYTICAL PERSPECTIVES Introduction - Matthew Reason and Nick Rowe Chapter 5: On the Need for Diversity of Methods in Researching Arts and Health Practice - Stephen Clift, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, UK Chapter 6: Do you see what I see? Art, Science and Evidence in Autism Research - Nicola Shaughnessy, University of Kent, UK Chapter 7: Wrestling with Beauty: Putting the Aesthetic into Arts Evaluation - Katya Johanson and Hilary Glow, Deakin University, Australia Chapter 8: Capturing the Intangible: Exploring Creative Risk-taking through Collaborative and Creative Methods - Elanor Stannage, York St John University, UK Chapter 9: Besieged by Inappropriate Criteria: Arts Organisations Developing Grounded Evaluation Approaches - Anni Raw and Mary Robson, Durham University, UK Chapter 10: The Performance of Prison Theatre Practices: Questions of Evidence - Caoimhe McAvinchey, Queen Mary University of London, UK Chapter 11: Researching applied arts through ethnographic performance: Perspectives from African contexts - Kennedy C. Chinyowa, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa Chapter 12: Thou Art, I am: Discovery and Recovery in the Art Making Process - Olivia Sagan, Bishop Grosseteste University, UK PART 3 - RESEARCHING PARTICIPATORY ARTS: PRACTICE-ORIENTATED CASE STUDIES Introduction - Matthew Reason and Nick Rowe Chapter 13: Dear Younger Me: Writing, Songwriting and Choral Singing While Incarcerated as a Means to Bridge Communities and Build Identities - Mary L. Cohen and Perry Miller, University of Iowa, USA Chapter 14: Exploring the Perceived Benefits of Shared Musical Experience - Chris Bates and Liz Mellor, Leeds College of Music and York St John University, UK Chapter 15: The Wisdom of Crowds: Applied Theatre, Social Media and Data Visualisation - Paul Sutton, applied theatre company C&T, UK Chapter 16: A Community Based Theatre Arts Program for Adults with Disabilities: Evidence through Research, Observation and Individual Transformation - Natalie Russo, Melissa Luke, Luis Columna and Elizabethe Ingram, Syracuse University, USA. Chapter 17: Bespoke Practices: A Practitioner's Perspective on Documenting And Evaluating the Experiences of Artists with Disabilities - Jennifer Gilbert, UK Chapter 18: `There's no pill for that': A Practitioner's Perspective on the Evidence Imperative in the Arts and Mental Health - Linda Boyles, Arts and Mind, UK Chapter 19: Embracing Indeterminacy in Participatory Storytelling in a Mental Health Context - Catherine Heinemeyer, International Centre for Arts and Narrative (ICAN), UK Chapter 20: Art Know No Boundaries: Cross Cultural Bridge Building through Transnational Arts Project - Matthew Hahn with Lungile Dlamini & Marius Botha, UK and South Africa Chapter 21: Foot in Mouth, Mouth in Trough: Doing Good, Evaluation and other Megalomania - Scott Rankin, Big hART, Australia Afterword: Confidence in Art as EvidenceEndnotes - Ross W. Prior, University of Wolverhampton, UK Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474283847 20170925
Applied Practice: Evidence and Impact in Theatre, Music and Art engages with a diversity of contexts, locations and arts forms - including theatre, music and fine art - and brings together theoretical, political and practice-based perspectives on the question of `evidence' in relation to participatory arts practice in social contexts. This collection is a unique contribution to the field, focusing on one of the vital concerns for a growing and developing set of arts and research practices. It asks us to consider evidence not only in terms of methodology but also in the light of the ideological, political and pragmatic implications of that methodology. In Part One, Matthew Reason and Nick Rowe reflect on evidence and impact in the participatory arts in relation to recurring conceptual and methodological motifs. These include issues of purpose and obliquity; the relationship between evidence and knowledge; intrinsic and instrumental impacts, and the value of participatory research. Part Two explores the diversity of perspectives, contexts and methodologies in examining what it is possible to know, say and evidence about the often complex and intimate impact of participatory arts. Part Three brings together case studies in which practitioners and practice-based researchers consider the frustrations, opportunities and successes they face in addressing the challenge to produce evidence for the impact of their practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474283847 20170925
Green Library
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xiv, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Part I: The special dimension of knowledge development 1. Developing a sustainable business model in a changing economy Roger Henning Normann, Eugene Guribye and Kristin Wallevik 2. Why Norway has to develop its own innovation policy Arne Isaksen 3. Knowledge transfer in different regional contexts Nina Kyllingstad and Elisabet S. Hauge 4. Collective knowing James Karlsen and Miren Larrea Part II: Understanding regional practice 5. Opening or reproducing understandings Mikaela Vasstrom 6. Social integration of refugees May-Linda Magnussen and Ingunn Kvamme 7. Comparative reflection Hanne Haaland and Hege Wallevik 8. Phenomenology of music students Elisabet S. Hauge 9. Power and knowledge Jorn Cruickshank and Hege Wallevik Part III: Explaining regional practice 10. Network ties between universities and cultural and creative industries Barbara Zyzak, Romulo Pinheiro and Elisabet S. Hauge 11. The usefulness of applied research Christine Svarstad and Ellen Nyhus 12. Regional knowledge infrastructure Sissel Strickert 13. The Mittelstand Michael Ricke, Kristin Wallevik and Geir Jorgensen Part IV: Influencing regional social practice 14. Getting China-ready Sarah Holst Kjaer 15. Business models for new experiential services Tor Helge Aas and Geir Jorgensen 16. Commitment to sustainability in Agder Stina Torjesen and Karen Landmark 17. Universities' external relations Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen, Roger Normann and Romulo Pinheiro Conclusion: Applied social science research in the regional knowledge system Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen, Elisabet Sorfjorddal Hauge, May-Linda Magnussen and Richard Ennals References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472487827 20161219
This book illustrates how applied social scientists and their research are integrated with stakeholders and practitioners in a local/regional setting, and how knowledge development is a mutual concern, made in, and dependent on, ongoing dialogue. Focusing on the Agder region, the southernmost region in Norway, researchers and contributors question what impact the changing economic environment will have on applied researchers around the world. Applied research is seen as a vital part of the infrastructure for economic and social development, in the Agder region and beyond. The chapters are divided into four parts: * the spatial dimension of knowledge development; * understanding regional practice; * explaining regional practice; * influencing regional social practice. A useful resource for both policy makers and researchers, the book helps readers reflect on the type of mutual competence building that applied social science research implies, and depends on, in a regional knowledge development process. It represents a voice on how to understand the development of the knowledge society at regional and global levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472487827 20161219
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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141 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xi, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • About the Authors Prologue 1. In Other Archives and Beyond Interlude 2. Archival Methodology Inside the Black Box: Noise in the Archive! (Liz Stanley) Interlude 3. Archival Rhythms: Narrativity in the Archive (Maria Tamboukou) Interlude 4. Reading Time Backwards? Archival Research and Temporal Order, (Andrea Salter) Interlude 5. Weaving Archival Imaginaries: Researching Community Archives, (Niamh Moore) Interlude 6. The Beginning in the Ending: Reassembling Archival Practices Epilogue References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472453945 20170117
Recent scholarship on archival research has raised questions concerning the character and impact of 'the archive' on how the traces of the past are researched, the use and analysis of different kinds of archived data, methodological approaches to the practicalities involved, and what kind of theory is drawn on and contributed to by such research. The Archive Project: Archival Research in the Social Sciences builds on these questions, exploring key methodological ideas and debates and engaging in detail with a wide range of archival projects and practices, in order to put to use important theoretical ideas that shed light on the methods involved. Offering an overview of the current 'state of the field' and written by four authors with extensive experience in conducting research in and creating archives around the world, it demonstrates the different ways in which archival methodology, practice and theory can be employed. It also shows how the ideas and approaches detailed in the book can be put into practice by other researchers, working on different kinds of archives and collections. The volume engages with crucial questions, including: What is 'an archive' and how does it come into existence? Why do archival research and how is it done? How can sense be made of the scale and scope of collections and archives? What are the best ways to analyse the traces of the past that remain? What are helpful criteria for evaluating the knowledge claims produced by archival research? What is the importance of community archives? How has the digital turn changed the way in which archival research is carried out? What role is played by the questions that researchers bring into an archive? How do we deal with unexpected encounters in the archive? A rigorous and accessible examination of the methods and choices that shape research 'on the ground' and the ways in which theory, practice and methodology inform one another, this book will appeal to scholars across the social sciences and humanities with interests in archival and documentary research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472453945 20170117
Green Library
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166 pages ; 21 cm
Green Library
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4, 4, 382 pages ; 23 cm
East Asia Library
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xiv, 351 pages ; 20 cm.
  • 1 Introduction: If it is not mysterious, it is not social theory 2 The well-planned reorganisation of society: Auguste Comte 3 If you can't beat democracy, join it: Alexis de Tocqueville 4 Pariahs of the world, unite!: Flora Tristan 5 Capitalist modernity is the real savagery: Karl Marx 6 The conflict of community and society: Ferdinand Tonnies 7 There is some Thing out there: Emile Durkheim 8 The double consciousness: W. E. B. Du Bois 9 From good to bad capitalism and back: Max Weber 10 Strangers who are from here: Georg Simmel 11 Love, marriage and patriarchy: Marianne Weber 12 Critical versus traditional theory: Max Horkheimer 13 What is a woman, and who is asking anyway: Simone de Beauvoir 14 Society as mediation: Theodor W. Adorno -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784991456 20171002
Beginning classical social theory introduces students and educated general readers to thirteen key social theorists by way of examining a single, exemplary text by each author, ranging from Comte to Adorno. It answers the need for a book that helps students develop the skill to critically read theory. Rather than learning how to admire the canonical theorists, readers are alerted to the flow of their arguments and the texts' contradictions and limitations. Having gotten 'under the skin' of one key text by each author will provide readers with a solid starting point for further study. The book will be suitable as the principal textbook in social theory modules as much as alongside a more conventional textbook as a recommended additional tool for self-study. It will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as educated lay readers. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784991456 20171002
Green Library
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viii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
East Asia Library