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Read more about Research Methods for Criminal  Justice Students

Research Methods for Criminal Justice Students

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Williams

Publisher: Monica Williams

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is based on two open-access textbooks: Bhattacherjee’s (2012) Social science research: Principles, methods, and practices and Blackstone’s (2012) Principles of sociological inquiry: Qualitative and quantitative methods. I first used Bhattacherjee’s book in a graduate-level criminal justice research methods course. I chose the book because it was an open educational resource that covered the major topics of my course. While I found the book adequate for my purposes, the business school perspective did not always fit with my criminal justice focus. I decided to rewrite the textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in my criminal justice research methods courses. As I researched other open- educational resources for teaching social science research methods, I found Blackstone’s book, which covered more of the social science and qualitative methods perspectives that I wanted to incorporate into my book.

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Read more about The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

The Australian Handbook for Careers in Psychological Science

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Machin, Machin, Jeffries, and Hoare

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

Despite psychology being one of the most popular undergraduate programs, students often report not knowing how training in psychology relates to careers. With chapters written by experts across Australia, this book explores just some of the many ways that students can apply their training in psychological science across a variety of careers and sectors.

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Read more about Write or Left

Write or Left

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Priebe

Publisher: Sybil Priebe

License: CC BY-NC-SA

In this book, we'll go over some of the general principles of writing practices as well as advice and tips on how to write creatively, but mainly, you’ll be introduced to as many genres and categories as possible. We won’t get bogged down in doing the writing process “perfectly” or creating “perfect literature.” The goal is to learn about as many genres as possible, practice writing in those genres, and get feedback.

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Read more about Writing Guide with Handbook

Writing Guide with Handbook

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Robinson, Jerskey, and Fulwiller

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Writing Guide with Handbook aligns to the goals, topics, and objectives of many first-year writing and composition courses. It is organized according to relevant genres, and focuses on the writing process, effective writing practices or strategies—including graphic organizers, writing frames, and word banks to support visual learning—and conventions of usage and style. The text includes an editing and documentation handbook, which provides information on grammar and mechanics, common usage errors, and citation styles.

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Read more about Effective Professional Communication: A Rhetorical Approach

Effective Professional Communication: A Rhetorical Approach

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Bennetch, Owen, and Keesey

Publisher: University of Saskatchewan

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Welcome to Effective Professional Communication, your text book for the RCM 200 course at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Read more about Technical and Professional Writing Genres: A Study in Theory and Practice

Technical and Professional Writing Genres: A Study in Theory and Practice

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Howerton, Beilfuss, Peterson, Bettes, and Rieger

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This modern, open-source guide to technical and professional writing explores workplace composition through theoretical and practical applications. Discussions of multiple writing genres will assist you in understanding how to apply for jobs, how to compose clear and precise business communications once the job has been acquired, and how to create documents -- such as proposals and reports -- that will be instrumental in helping to advance your career.

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Read more about Library 160: Introduction to College-Level Research

Library 160: Introduction to College-Level Research

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-SA

You will learn how scholarly information is produced, organized, and accessed; how to construct and use effective search strategies in a variety of web tools and scholarly databases; how to choose finding tools appropriate to the type of information you need; critical thinking skills in the evaluation of resources; and best practices in the ethical use of information.

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Read more about Graduate research methods in social work

Graduate research methods in social work

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: DeCarlo, Cummings, and Agnelli

Publisher: Open Social Work Education

License: CC BY-NC-SA

We designed our book to help graduate social work students through every step of the research process, from conceptualization to dissemination. Our textbook centers cultural humility, information literacy, pragmatism, and an equal emphasis on quantitative and qualitative methods. It includes extensive content on literature reviews, cultural bias and respectfulness, and qualitative methods, in contrast to traditionally used commercial textbooks in social work research.

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Read more about Howdy or Hello?: Technical and Business  Communications - 2nd Edition

Howdy or Hello?: Technical and Business Communications - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: McKinney, Pattison, and LeMire

Publisher: Texas A&M University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Technical writing courses introduce you to some of the most important aspects of writing in the worlds of science, technology, and business—in other words, the kind of writing that scientists, nurses, doctors, computer specialists, government officials, engineers, and other professionals do as a part of their regular work. The skills learned in technical writing courses can be useful in other fields as well, including education and social sciences.

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Read more about Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner

Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Caisee, Rueda, and Emens-Hesslink

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Welcome to Explorations 1: Grammar for the Experienced Beginner. This English grammar textbook was designed for a class of Clackamas Community College (CCC) ESOL students who need only a review of the BE verb and are ready to learn the simple present and present progressive tenses. This textbook has four chapters. Each chapter covers a grammatical point/component/element. Chapter 1 is a review of the BE verb. The BE is special and has its own rules (different from other verbs). Chapter 2 is the Present Progressive tense. This is the tense we use when we are talking about things happening now or near now. Chapter 3 is the Simple Present Tense. We use the Simple Present Tense to talk about facts, routines, and habitual activities. Chapter 4 is a comparison of chapter 3 and 4.

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