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Read more about Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Christman and Ernstmeyer

Publisher: Chippewa Valley Technical College

License: CC BY

This textbook is an open educational resource with CC-BY licensing developed specifically for prelicensure nursing students. The e-book and downloadable versions are free. Affordable print versions are published in collaboration with XanEdu and available on Amazon and in college bookstores.

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Read more about Reading Rhetorical Theory

Reading Rhetorical Theory

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Hallsby

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC

This is a textbook that was originally designed for a 3000-level large lecture course on “Rhetorical Theory” at the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities. An interdisciplinary tradition, rhetorical theory describes how speech, representation, and power are managed by techniques and technologies of communication. The plan of this book moves from rhetoric as an art of speech to rhetoric as a technology of power. The early chapters provide definitions and context for rhetoric as speech, middle chapters (e.g., on signs, symbols, visual images, argumentation, and narrative) describe rhetoric as representation, and the concluding chapters (e.g., on settler colonialism, secrecy, and digital rhetoric) elaborate on rhetoric as a technology of power. Of course, there is considerable overlap across these areas: the chapter on “rhetoric and ideology” sets the stage for later understandings of rhetoric as power; the chapter on “the rhetorical situation” hearkens back to the introductory understanding of rhetoric as speech. The book includes (audio and/or video) recordings with each chapter, as well as guidelines for proposed written assignments. Students using this resource should gain a thorough understanding of what rhetoric is, how it was practiced historically and today, and the ways that rhetoric wields an invisible influence over contemporary public and political life. Additionally, this book is designed for use across a variety of modalities, including in-person, online (synchronous/asynchronous), and hybridized formats. Additional resources (PowerPoint slides, quiz/exam questions) are also available to confirmed instructors upon request.

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Read more about The International Journalism Handbook - 1st Ed.

The International Journalism Handbook - 1st Ed.

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Zamith

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

License: CC BY-NC

International journalism is crucial to our understanding of the world beyond our own borders. This book is designed to explain key theories and concepts that allow us to understand the general practice of journalism around the world, and to illustrate some of the challenges that arise from practicing journalism in those contexts. It begins by providing a theoretical foundation that helps us understand why international journalism matters and the key forces that shape what it looks like; highlights some of the key challenges to bearing witness to developments, sourcing information, and simply doing 'the job' of journalism; and describes important similarities and differences in how journalism is imagined and performed in different regions of the world.

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Read more about The American Journalism Handbook: Concepts, Issues, and Skills - 1st Ed.

The American Journalism Handbook: Concepts, Issues, and Skills - 1st Ed.

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Zamith

Publisher: UMass Amherst

License: CC BY-NC

This book is designed to help us understand the many changes to U.S. journalism and imagine new futures for it – futures in which it can serve as an even more useful tool for promoting a well-functioning society. But, before we can imagine new futures, we must take a step back and examine the institution of U.S. journalism through a critical and in-depth lens. This book aims to offer just that. It provides a conceptual foundation for understanding the development, logic, and practice of journalism in the United States; describes some of the key challenges, tensions, and opportunities it has faced, is facing, and will likely face; and offers guidance to help individuals develop the skills needed engage in impactful journalism.

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Read more about Big Data for Epidemiology: Applied Data Analysis Using National Health Surveys

Big Data for Epidemiology: Applied Data Analysis Using National Health Surveys

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Kindratt

Publisher: Mavs Open Press

License: CC BY

National data sets provide an avenue for students to practice data analytic skills while also answering meaningful research questions. This open education resource was developed to train future public health professionals how to conduct secondary data analysis of national health surveys using SAS statistical software. SAS software was selected because it is one of the most commonly used software programs used among public health departments and academia. The book includes details on how to analyze public-use data from five common national health surveys, including the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey (NHANES). All datasets and corresponding syntax files are available from the Open ICPSR Data Repository.

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Read more about Introduction to Social Media

Introduction to Social Media

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributor: Lawson

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

License: CC BY

This book is aimed at managers, business owners, marketing managers, and aspiring social media marketing interns and managers. I will assume that however accomplished in your own field - baker, developer, teacher and that even as successful business owners, you approach the topic of social media marketing as a beginner. Even if you are an avid personal user of social networks, we will treat this book as a guided tour of social media for marketing purposes.

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Read more about Preparing to Publish

Preparing to Publish

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Huffman, Cotos, and Becker

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book offers a wealth of instructional material on the topic of research article writing for publication and thesis or dissertation completion. The text provides graduate student writers with helpful information, strategies, and tips on navigating disciplinary writing in their fields and how to understand, dissect, and ultimately, construct their own research article. The text is organized according to a standard research article format, breaking down each section of the empirical research in a simple and straightforward manner to help graduate students build a quality, argument-driven manuscript as they write up their empirical study findings.

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Read more about Critical Thinking in Academic Research - Second Edition

Critical Thinking in Academic Research - Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Gruwell and Ewing

Publisher: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

License: CC BY-SA

Critical Thinking in Academic Research - 2nd Edition provides examples and easy-to-understand explanations to equip students with the skills to develop research questions, evaluate and choose the right sources, search for information, and understand arguments. This 2nd Edition includes new content based on student feedback as well as additional interactive elements throughout the text.

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Read more about Opening Eyes onto Inclusion and Diversity

Opening Eyes onto Inclusion and Diversity

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Carter, Abawi, and Lawrence

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

License: CC BY-NC

Susan Carter; Professor Lindy-Anne Abawi; Professor Jill Lawrence; Associate Professor Charlotte Brownlow; Renee Desmarchelier; Melissa Fanshawe; Kathryn Gilbey; Michelle Turner; and Jillian Guy

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Read more about Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in U.S. Society

Dress, Appearance, and Diversity in U.S. Society

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Reddy-Best, Elder, and Hassall

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY

This book introduces topics about identity, dress, and the body. Through the content, readers explore how individuals and communities use dress as a way to communicate (i.e. “negotiate” in fashion studies) their various identities. There is heightened attention to social justice, power, privilege, and oppression. That is, the content focuses on the experiences of historically marginalized communities and the ways they navigate dress and dressing their bodies in different contexts. In the first part of the book, readers are introduced to concepts and theories related to fashion, clothing, dress, and/or accessories. In the second part, readers examine the role that fashion, clothing, dress, and/or accessories play in identity development for individuals in marginalized communities in the United States.

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