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Business Writing For Everyone

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Cruthers

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

License: CC BY-NC

Business Writing For Everyone is an inclusive guide to writing in the workplace. The book takes a process-oriented, storytelling approach to composition: focusing less on genre and more on the decisions that effective business communicators make. Business Writing For Everyone also contains interactive H5P activities for students to test their learning, and activities for further reflection that instructors can use in the classroom or assign as homework.

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Read more about Action Research

Action Research

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Clark, Porath, Thiele, and Jobe

Publisher: New Prairie Press

License: CC BY-NC

Action research is a common journey for graduate students in education and other human science fields. This book attempts to meet the needs of graduate students, in-service teachers, and any other educators interested in action research and/or self-study. The chapters of this book draw on our collective experiences as educators in a variety of educational contexts, and our roles guiding educator/researchers in various settings. All of our experiences have enabled us to question and refine our own understanding of action research as a process and means for pedagogical improvement. The primary purpose of this book is to offer clear steps and practical guidance to those who intend to carry out action research for the first time. As educators begin their action research journey, we feel it is vital to pose four questions: 1) What is action research, and how is it distinct from other educational research?; 2) When is it appropriate for an educator to conduct an action research project in their context?; 3) How does an educator conduct an action research project?; 4) What does an educator do with the data once the action research project has been conducted? We have attempted to address all four questions in the chapters of this book.

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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

Copyright Year: 2023

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 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

Copyright Year: 2023

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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Read more about Writing for Inquiry and Research

Writing for Inquiry and Research

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Kessler, Bennett, Primeau, Williams, Costello, and Armstrong

Publisher: University of Illinois Library - Urbana

License: CC BY-NC

Writing for Inquiry and Research guides students through the composition process of writing a research paper. The book divides this process into four chapters that each focus on a genre connected to research writing: the annotated bibliography, proposal, literature review, and research essay. Each chapter provides significant guidance with reading, writing, and research strategies, along with significant examples and links to external resources. This book serves to help students and instructors with a writing-project-based approach, transforming the research process into an accessible series of smaller, more attainable steps for a semester-long course in research writing. Additional resources throughout the book, as well as in three appendices, allow for students and instructors to explore the many facets of the writing process together.

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Read more about Radio Systems Engineering - Revised First Edition

Radio Systems Engineering - Revised First Edition

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Ellingson

Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

License: CC BY-NC

Using a systems framework, this textbook provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the performance, analysis, and design of radio systems for students and practicing engineers. Presented within a consistent framework, the first part of the book describes the fundamentals of the subject: propagation, noise, antennas, and modulation. The analysis and design of radios including RF circuit design and signal processing is covered in the second half of the book.

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Read more about Methods for Stress Management

Methods for Stress Management

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Urich

Publisher: Pennsylvania State University

License: CC BY-SA

Stress is a feeling you get when faced with a challenge. In small doses, stress can be good for you because it makes you more alert and gives you a burst of energy. For instance, if you start to cross the street and see a car about to run you over, that jolt you feel helps you to jump out of the way before you get hit. But feeling stressed for a long time can take a toll on your mental and physical health. Even though it may seem hard to find ways to de-stress with all the things you have to do, it’s important to find those ways. Your health depends on it.

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Read more about Piacere!: Elementary Italian at The University of Iowa

Piacere!: Elementary Italian at The University of Iowa

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Gemmani, Lottini, Sartini-Rideout, and Trucchia

Publisher: University of Iowa

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Piacere! is an elementary Italian open-access textbook authorized by the Italian faculty of The University of Iowa. A comprehensive and flexible e-textbook, this Open Education Resource aims to support students’ acquisition of the grammar and vocabulary that ensure meaningful communication as well as to enhance students’ familiarity with Italian culture. Piacere! is divided into twenty-one units, which revolve around a specific theme, in order to facilitate a comprehensive learning and use of the language. Units include the following components: grammar, vocabulary, conversations, and readings. While in its organization the textbook is meant to offer the students with a flexible and approachable individual study experience, each component may be easily translated into classroom activities.

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Read more about Reading Social Science Methods

Reading Social Science Methods

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Reisner

Publisher: University of Illinois Library - Urbana

License: CC BY-NC

Science has great potential to benefit society, but this potential comes with risks as well. Directed at introductory level social science and humanities majors, this textbook teaches the rules and limits of social science methods. Reisner starts from the assumption that it is not necessary to be able to do research to read and judge the soundness of research publications. The chapters guide students through an explicit set of rules for reading research articles developed from three common research methods: content analysis, survey research, and experimental method.

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Read more about Finding Balance: Collaborative Workflows for Risk Management in Sharing Cultural Heritage Collections Online

Finding Balance: Collaborative Workflows for Risk Management in Sharing Cultural Heritage Collections Online

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Hintz, Kowalski, Quigley, and Bailey

Publisher: University of Kansas Libraries

License: CC BY-NC

Digitizing rare and unique historical documents so they can be shared online is mission-critical work for most cultural heritage institutions, but it can be difficult to complete this work, especially intellectual property rights management, at a scale that matches user demand. The authors of this open educational resource offer guidance for creating scalable, cross-functional workflows using a risk-management approach that increases efficiency and distributes responsibility for rights assessment work more equitably across stakeholders. It includes advice for navigating knowledge gaps, building an engaged team with the right skillsets, reimagining workflows, and rethinking traditional archival processing workflows to build capacity for rights analysis during arrangement and description. Each chapter includes a helpful exercise for implementing this guidance in your own institution.

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