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    Confident Supervisors: Creating Independent Researchers

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    Contributors: Gasson, Bruce, Stoodley, Blacker, and Winter

    Publisher: James Cook University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Confident Supervisors is intended to be both a textbook and a professional development resource for Higher Degree Research supervisors and researcher developers involved in providing workshops and resources to support research supervisors in their practice. Throughout this book, authors introduce different theoretical frameworks and concepts to provide supervisors with tools and strategies for responding to the challenges and opportunities associated with research supervision. It contains chapters written by current supervisors and research support partners who are engaged in the scholarship of supervision and can share the practical and theoretical constructs they employ in their practice. The authors have been drawn from a broad range of higher education and research contexts and contribute understandings of local and global relevance. This openly available eBook responds to turbulent times in higher education, offering practical tips and suggestions for supervisors to pivot to changing contexts.

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    Read more about Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview of Fundamental Knowledge and Practices - 2nd Edition

    Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview of Fundamental Knowledge and Practices - 2nd Edition

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    Contributors: Gau and Kovar-Gough

    Publisher: Virginia Commonwealth University

    License: CC BY-NC

    This work was created by members of the Medical Library Association’s Collection Development Caucus to provide librarians with key concepts about health sciences collection development. The chapters provide an overview of the responsibilities and tasks involved in the development and management of health sciences collections; it is recommended that readers refer to the references and further reading sections in each chapter for a more detailed look at each topic.

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    Read more about Communicating Fashion: Trend Research and Forecasting

    Communicating Fashion: Trend Research and Forecasting

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    Contributors: Goncu Berk and DeLong

    Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    License: CC BY-NC

    Communicating Fashion offers a holistic view of the interrelationships involved in trend research, including data collection, analysis and reporting, and forecasting what that direction means for design. The book’s primary focus is on the process of observing and collecting desk and field data to understand interrelationships among products, user experience, and contextual factors.

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    Read more about Conducting Mixed-Methods Research: From Classical Social Sciences to the Age of Big Data and Analytics

    Conducting Mixed-Methods Research: From Classical Social Sciences to the Age of Big Data and Analytics

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    Contributors: Venkatesh, Brown, and Sullivan

    Publisher: Virginia Tech Libraries

    License: CC BY-NC

    Scholars in the social sciences are increasingly expected to incorporate both quantitative and qualitative techniques and methods into their research. The growth of “mixed-methods” research is evident in social science disciplines ranging from psychology and management to marketing and information systems. This book is designed to provide principles, strategies, and guidance specifically for researchers in these disciplines so that they can use mixed-methods research more effectively.

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    Teaching Methods & Practices

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    Contributor: Proctor

    Publisher: Open OCO

    License: CC BY

    This book is intended to serve as a resource for novice teachers as they master the art of effective classroom management, assessment, and lesson planning. At the undergraduate level, this book is designed to accompany the instruction in the EDUC 4353: Secondary Teaching Methods & Practices course before the full-internship experience. At the graduate level, this book is designed to support the instruction in the EDUC 5283: Teaching Methods course with a special focus on supporting Alternatively Certified Educators. Each chapter presents a component of the teaching and learning process critical for teacher development and describes how that component is relevant to the classroom.

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    Read more about Public Administration: The Essentials - First Edition

    Public Administration: The Essentials - First Edition

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    Contributor: Renfro

    Publisher: University of Northern Iowa

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Public Administration: The Essentials provides students with the conceptual foundation they need for an introduction to the field of public administration. This OER textbook covers the most critical issues in the field through the use of classic texts and theory as well as through modern examples.

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    Read more about Handbook of Software Engineering Methods - 2nd Edition

    Handbook of Software Engineering Methods - 2nd Edition

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    Contributor: Letaw

    Publisher: Oregon State University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Software engineering can help people create sustainable, extensible programs that solve problems people care about.

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    Read more about Business Communication: Five Core Competencies

    Business Communication: Five Core Competencies

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    Contributors: Lucas, Rawlins, and Haugen

    Publisher: SAALCK

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Business Communication: Five Core Competencies is a practical, engaging book designed to help undergraduate students and business professionals develop competence and build confidence in their business writing skills. Readers will learn about the five core competencies of business communication: professional, clear, concise, evidence-driven, and persuasive. They also will learn strategies for applying each of these competencies across a range of real-world business scenarios. Each chapter includes Communication Tips, Your Turn Exercises, and how-to advice for writing a variety of business messages.

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    Workplace Software and Skills

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    Contributors: Bolling, Mitchell, Scott, Wheeler, Lepore, Walton, Burgoyne, Arguello, and Falduto

    Publisher: OpenStax

    License: CC BY

    Workplace Software and Skills is designed to flexibly support a range of courses covering computer literacy, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite applications. The textbook covers both hard and soft skills that are applicable to a broad range of academic majors and careers. Chapters combine studio learning and guided practice with scaffolded activities designed to reinforce a student’s ability to perform higher-order tasks independently. Workplace Software and Skills leverages complementary product features in spreadsheet, word processing, presentation, and similar applications. Modules are designed for maximum flexibility by including both Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite applications, in order to best reflect the skills needed for today’s workforce. Authentic activities and real-world contexts develop a cumulative and thorough understanding, which reinforces the importance of cross-platform proficiency. Highly visible features also note Apple/Mac functions as needed.

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    Human Reproduction

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    Contributor: Bastawros

    Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

    License: CC BY-NC

    This open textbook is designed to provide a deep understanding of the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, covering a wide range of topics from basic reproductive biology to clinical applications. The book starts with foundational knowledge and progresses to more advanced topics while also including real-world clinical orientation for practical contexts.

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