Sociology: The Essentials

Author: Margaret Andersen,Howard Taylor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390933

Category: Science

Page: 544

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SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Fifth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life; challenge ready-made, common-sense assumptions; and help students develop critical thinking skills and better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough but streamlined text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence, in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. The text employs a reader-friendly presentation and very manageable structure, even while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. The new edition includes coverage of the latest research and current trends and themes, including the impact of technology on sociological topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology

The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111833787

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Your students can test their knowledge with this collection of practice tests, including multiple-choice, true/false, and short-answer questions with answers, page references, and answer explanations.

Sociology

The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495904588

Category: Science

Page: 320

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STUDY GUIDE WITH PRACTICE TESTS. Written by Megan L. Duesterhaus of University of Central Florida, this student study tool contains brief chapter outlines, questions to guide your student's reading, key terms and key people matching exercises, a fill-in-the-blank chapter review, Internet & InfoTrac College Edition exercises, and practice tests consisting of multiple-choice, true/ false, short answer, and essay questions. All questions include answer explanations and page references to the text.

Sociology: The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856325

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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SOCIOLOGY: THE ESSENTIALS, Ninth Edition, uses the theme of debunking myths to look behind the facades of everyday life, challenge common assumptions, and help students develop critical thinking skills as well as better understand how society is constructed and sustained. This thorough yet streamlined text employs a reader-friendly presentation and manageable structure, while maintaining a strong focus on sociology concepts, methods, and research. Updated throughout with coverage of the latest findings, trends, and themes, the text provides exceptional coverage of diversity, including social factors such as age, religion, sexual orientation, and region of residence in addition to race, ethnicity, class, and gender. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305537335

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 10th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the theme of social change and the ways in which media-particularly social media-and other forms of technology inevitably bring about new ways of living, interacting with others, or doing certain activities or task. New sections on social change have been added throughout the book, and the theme also appears in the “Sociology Works!” and “Media” features. “Sociology and Social Policy” boxes return to this edition, examining issues such as gun control, prevention of military suicides, and whether employers should be allowed to “spy” on their employees. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into the chapter content by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes of diversity, the application of sociology to everyday life, global comparisons, media, and social change. New timely topics include environmental activism, immigration, bullying and social media, and same-sex marriage. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociology Now

The Essentials

Author: Michael S. Kimmel,Amy Aronson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205181056

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Exploring the questions of today Sociology Now reflects the discipline today and explores the big questions about multiculturalism and globalization that sociologists ask. It explains how the classic concerns of sociology--social order, social conflict, social interaction--have been reshaped by new insights about multiculturalism and globalization. Sociology has always offered a way to make sense of the complex and sometimes contradictory forces that shape our social lives in any era. As Sociology Now explains sociology as both a body of knowledge and a "way of seeing," it shows how the forces of globalization and multiculturalism have come to preoccupy sociologists and influence the way they look at the events and experiences of the early twenty first century. Michael Kimmel, a leading sociologist and gender researcher, and co-author Amy Aronson, a journalist and media scholar, address questions regarding these forces head-on as they make a compelling case for the importance of sociology in the contemporary world. The Census Update program incorporates 2010 Census data into a course-simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program include an updated census edition with all charts and graphs-to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. In addition, A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census is available and an updated MySocLab. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MySocLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Each chapter opener asks students to consider a paradox that illustrates the complexity of sociology. Engage Students - Unique pedagogical features help students see sociology as a science and understand how sociologists use research data. Explore Theory - Theory is discussed in context of multiculturalism and globalization. Understand Diversity - Race, class, and gender are discussed both as the foundations of our identity and as sources of inequality. Support Instructors - The test bank is edited by the authors. Note: MySocLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocLab, please visit: www.mysoclab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocLab (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205171397 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205171392

Essentials of Sociology

Author: David B. Brinkerhoff,Suzanne T. Ortega,Rose Weitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133630391

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Extremely reader friendly and packed with vivid examples, ESSENTIALS OF SOCIOLOGY, 9e takes real-world scenarios and shows you how to use sociology to analyze them. It combines comprehensive coverage, socially relevant analysis, and cutting-edge research into a concise 15 chapters. Hands-on exercises help sharpen critical thinking and problem solving skills as readers put sociological theory into practice. More visually engaging than ever, the Ninth Edition also maintains the book’s signature emphasis on global issues. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Sociology

Author: George Ritzer,Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506388930

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Essentials of Sociology, adapted from George Ritzer’s Introduction to Sociology, provides the same rock-solid foundation from one of sociology's best-known thinkers in a shorter and more streamlined format. With new co-author Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy, the Third Edition continues to illuminate traditional sociological concepts and theories and focuses on some of the most compelling features of contemporary social life: globalization, consumer culture, the internet, and the “McDonaldization” of society. New to this Edition New “Trending” boxes focus on influential books by sociologists that have become part of the public conversation about important issues. Replacing “Public Sociology” boxes, this feature demonstrates the diversity of sociology's practitioners, methods, and subject matter, featuring such authors as o Michelle Alexander (The New Jim Crow) o Elizabeth Armstrong and Laura Hamilton (Paying for the Party) o Matthew Desmond (Evicted) o Arlie Hochschild (Strangers in Their Own Land) o Eric Klinenberg (Going Solo) o C.J. Pascoe (Dude, You're a Fag) o Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill (Children of Katrina) o Allison Pugh (The Tumbleweed Society) Updated examples in the text and "Digital Living" boxes keep pace with changes in digital technology and online practices, including Uber, Bitcoin, net neutrality, digital privacy, WikiLeaks, and cyberactivism. New or updated subjects apply sociological thinking to the latest issues including: the 2016 U.S. election Brexit the global growth of ISIS climate change further segmentation of wealthy Americans as the "super rich" transgender people in the U.S. armed forces charter schools the legalization of marijuana the Flint water crisis fourth-wave feminism

Essentials of Sociology

Author: Richard P. Appelbaum,Deborah Carr,Anthony Giddens,Mitchell Duneier

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393674088

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Drawing on up-to-the-minute examples, cutting-edge research, and the most current data, Essentials of Sociology powerfully illustrates how a sociological imagination can make us more thoughtful members of our social world, better citizens, and more effective future workers. (NEW) "Employing Your Sociological Imagination" features highlight the practical value of sociology to a wide range of careers. Extensive pedagogy and innovative media help students not only succeed in the course, but also develop the skills necessary for life beyond college.

The Essentials of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Schools

On being a Specialist Mental Health Lead in schools

Author: Gary Winship,Shelley MacDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429840977

Category: Psychology

Page: 142

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The book is targeted at all practitioners in the helping and enabling professions working with children and young people, especially teachers, and is essential reading for anyone undertaking training where elements of psychotherapy and counselling are requisite to practice. As well as a guide for trainees in the helping professions, the book also speaks to advancing practitioners insofar as essential elements of the therapeutic relationship, such as containment, trust and transference, are re-cast in light of the modern challenges of working with children, especially young children. There are an increasing number of courses in the UK (and abroad) which focus on developing practitioners who are delivering early interventions for mental health issues and so The Essentials of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Primary Schools offers a strong underpinning. This book is particularly timely in light of the government’s policy emphasis on increasing MH understanding for schools.

The Essentials of Instructional Design

Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice, Third Edition

Author: Abbie H. Brown,Timothy D. Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317633164

Category: Education

Page: 220

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The Essentials of Instructional Design, 3rd Edition introduces the essential elements of instructional design (ID) to students who are new to ID. The key procedures within the ID process—learner analysis, task analysis, needs analysis, developing goals and objectives, organizing instruction, developing instructional activities, assessing learner achievement and evaluating the success of the instructional design—are covered in complete chapters that describe and provide examples of how the procedure is accomplished using the best known instructional design models. Unlike most other ID books, The Essentials of Instructional Design provides an overview of the principles and practice of ID without placing emphasis on any one ID model. Offering the voices of instructional designers from a number of professional settings and providing real-life examples from across sectors, students learn how professional organizations put the various ID processes into practice. This introductory textbook provides students with the information they need to make informed decisions as they design and develop instruction, offering them a variety of possible approaches for each step in the ID process and clearly explaining the strengths and challenges associated with each approach.

Essentials of Sociology

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134205987

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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For courses in Introductory Sociology A down-to-earth approach to sociology Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach highlights the sociology of everyday life and its relevance to students’ lives. With wit, personal reflection, and illuminating examples, author James Henslin stimulates students’ sociological imaginations so they can better perceive how the pieces of society fit together. Six central themes guide students through this concise overview of the discipline: a down-to-earth approach, globalization, cultural diversity, critical thinking, the new technology, and the influence of the mass media on our lives. The Twelfth Edition has been extensively revised to include contemporary examples and fresh topics that bring sociology to life. Also available with MySocLab® MySocLab for the Introductory Sociology course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MySocLab does not include an eText. Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, Twelfth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134495926 / 9780134495927 Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach plus MySocLab® for Introductory Sociology — Access Card Package, 12/e Package consists of: 0134205588 / 9780134205588 Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach, 12/e 0133878104 / 9780133878103 MySocLab for Introductory Sociology Access Card

Understanding Research Methods

An Overview of the Essentials

Author: Mildred L Patten

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351817388

Category:

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A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret statistics without computations, so is suitable for all students regardless of their math background. The book is organized so that each concept is treated independently and can be used in any order without resulting in gaps in knowledge--allowing it to be easily and precisely adapted to any course. It uses lively examples on contemporary topics to stimulate students' interest, and engages them by showing the relevance of research methods to their everyday lives. Numerous case studies and end-of-section exercises help students master the material and encourage classroom discussion. The text is divided into short, independent topic sections, making it easy for you to adapt the material to your own teaching needs and customize assignments to the aspect of qualitative or quantitative methods under study--helping to improve students' comprehension and retention of difficult concepts. Additional online PowerPoint slides and test bank questions make this a complete resource for introducing students to research methods. ? New to this edition: New topic section on design decisions in research Additional material on production of knowledge and research methods Significant development of material on ethical considerations in research Fresh and contemporary examples from a wide variety of real, published research Topic-specific exercises at the end of each section now include suggestions for further steps researchers can take as they build their research project.

Understanding the Business of Entertainment

The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know

Author: Gregory Bernstein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317680510

Category: Art

Page: 314

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Understanding the Business of Entertainment: The Legal and Business Essentials All Filmmakers Should Know is an indispensable guide to the business aspects of the entertainment industry, providing the legal expertise you need to break in and to succeed. Written in a clear and engaging tone, this book covers the essential topics in a thorough but reader-friendly manner and includes plenty of real-world examples that bring business and legal concepts to life. Whether you want to direct, produce, write, edit, photograph or act in movies, this book covers how to find work in your chosen field and examines the key provisions in employment agreements for creative personnel. If you want to make films independently, you’ll find advice on where to look for financing, what kinds of deals might be made in the course of production, and important information on insurance, releases, and licenses. Other topics covered include: Hollywood’s growth and the current conglomerates that own most of the media How specific entertainment companies operate, including facts about particular studios and employee tasks. How studios develop projects, manage production, seek out independent films, and engage in marketing and distribution The kinds of revenues studios earn and how they account for these revenues How television networks and new media-delivery companies like Netflix operate and where the digital revolution might take those who will one day work in the film and TV business As an award- winning screenwriter and entertainment attorney, Gregory Bernstein give us an inside look at the business of entertainment. He proves that knowing what is behind filmmaking is just as important as the film itself.

The Essentials of Project Management

Author: Dennis Lock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351789740

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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This title was first published in 2001. A primer distilled from the author's Project Management. It provides a straightforward account of the principles and techniques of project management, designed to meet the needs of the non-specialist. Using examples and illustrations, the author introduces key project management procedures.

The Essentials of Teaching Health Education

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Author: Benes, Sarah,Alperin, Holly

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492507636

Category: Education

Page: 320

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The Essentials of Teaching Health Education presents a skills-based approach to teaching K-12 health education—one that will prepare your students for success in school and beyond. You’ll learn practical approaches to putting the contents in action and rely on an array of teaching and assessment strategies.

Differential Equations for Engineers

The Essentials

Author: David V. Kalbaugh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498798829

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 433

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This book surveys the broad landscape of differential equations, including elements of partial differential equations (PDEs), and concisely presents the topics of most use to engineers. It introduces each topic with a motivating application drawn from electrical, mechanical, and aerospace engineering. The text has reviews of foundations, step-by-step explanations, and sets of solved problems. It fosters students’ abilities in the art of approximation and self-checking. The book addresses PDEs with and without boundary conditions, which demonstrates strong similarities with ordinary differential equations and clear illustrations of the nature of solutions. Furthermore, each chapter includes word problems and challenge problems. Several extended computing projects run throughout the text.

The Essentials of Marketing Research

Author: Lawrence S. Silver,Robert E. Stevens,Bruce.. Wrenn,David Loudon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041589929X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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Identifying and assessing the ways in which changes in the marketing mix affect consumer behavior is key to a successful marketing strategy. The Essentials of Marketing Research guides the student in designing, conducting and interpreting marketing research. This comprehensive textbook covers the full range of topics, including: Secondary research and data mining Internet marketing research Qualitative and exploratory research Statistical analysis Marketing research ethics With learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, a host of cases and a comprehensive companion website, this book offers a range of tools to help students develop and test their research and analytical skills.

SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology

Author: Kimberly McGann

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483378713

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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SAGE Readings for Introductory Sociology is a concise, affordable anthology that contains 22 popular sociology statements designed to introduce readers to the sociological perspective. Kimberly McGann puts together readings that cover core topics in sociology, including culture, socialization, interaction, deviance, gender, class, and race. An alternate, topical table of contents suggests ways to match readings to other subfields in sociology (like family, education, work, and religion), and identifies readings that reflect four theoretical traditions: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, and feminism.