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Read more about Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: DeCarlo

Publisher: Open Social Work Education

License: CC BY-NC-SA

As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of creating a research project. Students will learn how to discover a researchable topic that is interesting to them, examine scholarly literature, formulate a proper research question, design a quantitative or qualitative study to answer their question, carry out the design, interpret quantitative or qualitative results, and disseminate their findings to a variety of audiences. Examples are drawn from the author's practice and research experience, as well as topical articles from the literature.

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Read more about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Employment Discrimination

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Employment Discrimination

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Green

Publisher: CALI's eLangdell® Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This Chapter will address the current protections that are available to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals who allege they have been victims of employment discrimination. The Chapter's primary focus will be on federal statutory law, particularly Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although the focus here is on federal law, Appendix I to this Chapter lists the states that protect individuals from public and/or private discrimination under state laws.

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Read more about Mapping, Society, and Technology

Mapping, Society, and Technology

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Manson

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC

This book is about how to read, use, and create maps. Our exploration of maps will be informed by a contextual understanding of how maps reflect the relationship between society and technology, and how mapping is an essential form of scientific and artistic inquiry. We will also explore how mapping is used to address a variety of societal issues, such as land use planning and political gerrymandering. You will gain insight into the technical underpinnings of mapping as a science approach, complement on-going interest and activities, or provide an applied focus for research or policy.

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Read more about Personality Theory in a Cultural Context

Personality Theory in a Cultural Context

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Kelland

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

License: CC BY

When you first think of personality, what comes to mind? When we refer to certain people as being “personalities,” we usually mean they are famous, people like movie stars or your favorite band. When we describe a person as having “lots of personality,” we usually mean they are outgoing and fun-loving, the kind of person we like to spend time with. But does this tell us anything about personality itself? Although we may think we have an understanding of what personality is, professional psychologists always seek to move beyond what people think they know in order to determine what is actually real or at least as close to real as we can come. In the pursuit of truly understanding personality, however, many personality theorists seem to have been focused on a particularly Western cultural approach that owes much of its history to the pioneering work of Sigmund Freud.

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Read more about Intercultural Learning: Critical preparation for international student travel

Intercultural Learning: Critical preparation for international student travel

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Jones, Miles, and Gopalkrishnan

Publisher: UTS ePRESS

License: CC BY-SA

Intercultural learning: Critical preparation for international student travel aims to take students beyond practical preparation, to equip them with a critical lens through which to view and understand their international experiences. The book leads students toward a deeper understanding of culture and cultural difference through an exploration of challenging concepts such as imperialism, racism, privilege and intercultural practice.

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Read more about Learning Statistics with R: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners

Learning Statistics with R: A tutorial for psychology students and other beginners

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Navarro

Publisher: Danielle Navarro

License: CC BY-SA

Learning Statistics with R covers the contents of an introductory statistics class, as typically taught to undergraduate psychology students, focusing on the use of the R statistical software. The book discusses how to get started in R as well as giving an introduction to data manipulation and writing scripts. From a statistical perspective, the book discusses descriptive statistics and graphing first, followed by chapters on probability theory, sampling and estimation, and null hypothesis testing. After introducing the theory, the book covers the analysis of contingency tables, t-tests, ANOVAs and regression. Bayesian statistics are covered at the end of the book.

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Read more about International Relations Theory

International Relations Theory

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: McGlinchey, Walters, and Scheinpflug

Publisher: E-International Relations

License: CC BY-NC

This book is designed as a foundational entry point to International Relations theory – structured to condense the most important information into the smallest space and present that information in an accessible manner. The first half of the book covers the theories that are most commonly taught in undergraduate programmes. The book then expands to present emerging approaches and offer wider perspectives. Each chapter sets out the basics of a theory whilst also applying it to a real-world event or issue, creating a lively, readable and relevant guide that will help students to see not only what theories are – but why they matter.

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Read more about Boundless Economics

Boundless Economics

Copyright Year: 2013

Publisher: Lumen Learning

License: CC BY-SA

This catalog contains educational content originally curated by Boundless. In collaboration with the Boundless team, Lumen Learning imported these OER courses to the Lumen Platform, to ensure they remain freely available to the education community after Boundless ceased operations. Lumen maintains the Boundless content in the same condition it was provided to us. Courses may contain issues with formatting, accessibility, and the degree to which content remains current, accurate, and complete.

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Read more about Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

Wellbeing, Freedom and Social Justice: The Capability Approach Re-Examined

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Robeyns

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

License: CC BY

How do we evaluate ambiguous concepts such as wellbeing, freedom, and social justice? How do we develop policies that offer everyone the best chance to achieve what they want from life? The capability approach, a theoretical framework pioneered by the philosopher and economist Amartya Sen in the 1980s, has become an increasingly influential way to think about these issues.

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Read more about The Meaning of Love - Second Edition

The Meaning of Love - Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Garlikov

Publisher: Alabama Open Publishing House at Troy University

License: CC BY

This book explores the philosophical views on the meaning of love. The text explores a variety of topics used to define love, including attraction, relationship satisfaction, emotional, and ethical considerations. The author takes a rational, logical, analytic, and scrutinizing look at experiences and other forms of literature on the subject of love.

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