The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 2nd Edition

This second edition provides a synthesis of the interdisciplinary field of how the brain learns and remembers, with new and reorganised content to incorporate the latest findings and concepts. Each chapter makes the key concepts transparent and accessible and is extensively illustrated with photographs and figures.

Review

‘Congratulations on a great book, and one that was sorely needed. It’s just what I wanted, and my students also love it. They range from cognitive psychology to molecular biology and biophysics, and the text is suitable for all. I think you’ve written a classic!’ – Thomas Brown, Yale University, USA ‘Rudy has served up a winner with his new book, The Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. He has hit the sweet spot for those of us looking for a text with appropriate depth in both the conceptual issues related to behavioral change and the neurobiological principles of synaptic plasticity. This book is accessible for newcomers to neuroscience, yet maintains the sophistication that is necessary to challenge more advanced neuroscience students. My students, from various academic backgrounds, love it.’ – Richard Hyson, Florida State University, USA

About the Author

Jerry W. Rudy is College Professor of Distinction in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. The author of over 150 peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, Dr. Rudy has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, Psychobiology, Developmental Psychobiology (Editor in Chief), Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Learning and Memory, and Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (Associate Editor). His research is focused primarily on understanding the complementary contributions the hippocampus and neocortex make to learning and memory and the influence immune products have on memory.

 

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  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.; 2 edition (November 15, 2013)
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The Healthy Ancestor Embodied Inequality and the Revitalization of Native Hawai’ian Health (Advances in Critical Medical Anthro), 1st Edition

Native Americans, researchers increasingly worry, are disproportionately victims of epidemics and poor health because they “fail” to seek medical care, are “non-compliant” patients, or “lack immunity” enjoyed by the “mainstream” population. Challenging this dominant approach to indigenous health, Juliet McMullin shows how it masks more fundamental inequalities that become literally embodied in Native Americans, shifting blame from unequal social relations to biology, individual behavior, and cultural or personal deficiencies. Weaving a complex story of Native Hawai’ian health in its historical, political, and cultural context, she shows how traditional practices that integrated relationships of caring for the land, the body, and the ancestors are being revitalized both on the islands and in the indigenous diaspora. For the fields of medical anthropology, public health, nursing, epidemiology, and indigenous studies, McMullin’s important book offers models for more effective and culturally appropriate approaches to building healthy communities.

Review

“Professor McMullin offers a complex and subtle analysis of the intimate relationships among health, cultural identity, and disparities in medical access. Drawing on Native Hawaiian samples in both Hawai‘i and Southern California, she provides unique comparative insights into the health perspectives of Hawaiians on and off the Islands. Tackling the difficult issue of what constitutes health as something that goes beyond the mere absence of disease, she argues for health as a sense of well-being that includes not only people’s physical and mental condition, but also their culture. And with Hawaiians, culture is not merely a set of shared and negotiated patterns of interpretations and meanings; rather, it is grounded in their relationship to malama ‘aina, or the care of the land of Hawai‘i which embodies the people, their culture and their well-being regardless of where they are located.” –Karen L. Ito, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and author of Lady Friends: Hawaiian Ways and the Ties that Define
“The Healthy Ancestor is an exciting new contribution to Pacific studies and critical medical anthropology. This impressively detailed study reveals the vital connections between Hawaiian concepts of ‘health’ and cultural identity. Taking the reader on a journey into Hawaiian history, then to contemporary Hawai’i and the ‘off-island’ population in California, McMullin convincingly demonstrates the political and economic implications of health inequalities and the need to recontextualise concepts of health within cultural knowledge and Hawaiian identity.”<br><br>- Helen Lee, LaTrobe University, Australia, and author of Tongans Overseas: Between Two Shores

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Weaving a complex story of Native Hawai’ian health in its historical, political, and cultural context, Juliet McMullin shows how traditional practices that integrated relationships of caring for the land, the body, and the ancestors are being revitalized both on the islands and in the indigenous diaspora. For the fields of medical anthropology, public health, nursing, epidemiology, and indigenous studies, McMullin’s important book offers models for more effective and culturally appropriate approaches to building healthy communities. –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

I bought this book because the author is my professor for an intro anthropology course, and she required us to read it. At first I was hating it, but once you get through the painful intro, its an interesting and very enjoyable piece of literature. She went through some extensive research to learn about the Native Hawaiians and it really opened my eyes to the condition that the Hawaiians have faced and all the injustices they still go through. WARNING: it will more than likely make you not want to go to Hawaii if you ever did. It’s just a true account of Hawaiian culture and everything they have been put through.

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  • Series: Advances in Critical Medical Anthro (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press; 1 edition (July 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
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A Preparation Guide for the Assessment Center Method, 1st Edition

This updated and expanded edition continues to provide the concepts and methods that have helped officers of all ranks be successful in local, county, state, and federal law enforcement promotional processes. The book’s unique perspective provides insights not found elsewhere and presents them in an informative, entertaining, and encouraging way. Every section from the history of the process to thought-structuring aids that are easy to remember and use contains principles, concepts, and practical application guidelines that will increase assessment scores and improve job effectiveness after promotion. New chapters to this edition include Video in Your Assessment Center, Putting the Process All Together, Command-Level and Executive Assessment Centers, and A Close-up Look at Role-Play. The text is extensively researched, contains real-life testing scenarios, and is based on established supervisory and managerial concepts, plus valid testing and performance techniques.

From the Author

This Second Edition has the usual edits to improve the first one–and additional chapters, such as information on video-based assessment centers. I think the improvements and additions make it a good choice for those who have the first edition. I know I like it better!

I always say that the best approach is not to just learn a few techniques for getting through an assessment center, it’s to learn to do your job in the most effective ways possible–then apply what you’ve learned to your assessment center. That is why it is never too soon to begin preparing. It is also never too late to be better prepared than you would have otherwise.
I understand how hard many candidates work to do well. I understand the frustration, irritation and sometimes depression that is involved. I want to help reduce all of those negative feelings and give you a structure to help you use the exercises in your assessment center to show your knowledge and skills.
Please contact me if I can be a resource for this or anything else. Tina Lewis Rowe, Denver CO

About the Author

Tina Rowe served for 25 year on the Denver Police Department and retired as a Captain in Patrol. The next day she was sworn in as the presidential appointed United States Marshal for Colorado and served for 8 years. She was responsible for the security of the Oklahoma City bombing trials, held in Denver (US vs McVeigh and US vs Nichols). She was also the U.S. Marshal in Colorado during the events of 9/11/01.
Tina trains, presents and consults on topics related to supervision, management, leadership, professional development and organizational improvement. Her speaking style is both humorous and inspirational–and always with immediately applicable information.

This book gives an excellent example of the process involved in a assessment center and offers clear direction on ways to be successful.

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  • Paperback: 315 pages
  • Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd; 2 Spi edition (September 11, 2013)
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Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy Evidence-Based Practices for a Diverse Society, 1st Edition

Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy provides an overview of the most prevalent theories of counseling within the context of a scientific model that is both practical and up-to-date. Authors David Sue and Diane Sue provide you with the best practice strategies for working effectively with your clients using an approach that recognizes and utilizes each client’s unique strengths, values, belief systems, and environment to effect positive change. Numerous case studies, self-assessment, and critical thinking examples are included.

Review

“Rather than a ‘theory of the week’ approach, the Sues focus on ‘what works’ and what beginning professionals can do to meet the demands of the changing mental health scene. This book presents evidence-based approaches (which are often controversial) in a new, scholarly, interesting, and even comforting way. This resource could serve as a different textbook for the theories course—one with important and practical implications for the future. I recommend it most highly.” (Counseling Today, April 2010)”David and Diane Sue present an up-to-date, authoritative, well-referenced, and well-written overview of the field of psychotherapy in their text Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practices for a Diverse Society. This text would serve as an excellent required course text for a graduate course on psychotherapy techniques for clinical or counseling psychology students or as a text for an advanced undergraduate course for psychology majors intending to pursue graduate studies in clinical psychology. The text’s strengths are in the clear writing, the up-to-date research references, and the inclusion of supplemental readings and appendices.” (PsycCRITIQUES, 7/29/09)

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A provocative and contemporary exploration of counseling theories

The drive toward evidence-based practices—and the related debate among practitioners—has translated into a time of significant change in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, and social work—with an evolution underway that is significantly shifting the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.

Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practices for a Diverse Society provides an overview of the most prevalent theories of counseling within the context of a scientific model that is both practical and up-to-date. Employing a scientist-practitioner model, with an emphasis on connecting theory with empirically supported therapies, and a strong diversity and contextual perspective, this text prepares readers with a solid sense of how the various therapeutic approaches differ—and how each can be applied in clinical practice.

Authors David Sue and Diane Sue provide readers with the best practice strategies for working effectively with clients using an approach that recognizes and utilizes each client’s unique strengths, values, belief systems, and environment to effect positive change.

Highlights include:

  • Unique conceptual framework recognizing individual diversity and the need to consider individual variables when applying specific theoretical models and counseling strategies
  • Integrates theory with intervention and discusses research findings, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice guidelines
  • Covers special topics not covered in other texts, including crisis, suicide, violence assessment, and psychopharmacology
  • Combines theory and research with hands-on therapeutic skills training, covering intake interviews, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Filled with numerous case studies, self-assessment and critical thinking examples, this thought-provoking text skillfully equips students and practitioners with the tools to feel confident in the use of empirically supported techniques in the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.

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  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
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The Globalization of World Politics An Introduction to International Relations, 6th Edition

Working from a unique non-U.S. perspective, this market-leading text provides a coherent, accessible, and engaging introduction to the globalization of world politics. Now in its sixth edition, The Globalization of World Politics has been fully revised and updated in light of recent developments in world politics.

FEATURES

* Presents contributions from an impressive line-up of international experts, each of whom provides accessible but stimulating insights into history, theory, structures, processes, and other key issues in the field

* Offers a visually appealing full-color interior

* Provides a strong pedagogical program that includes numerous boxes, figures, tables, maps, questions, lively examples, and case studies

Review

Review from previous edition: “I love this text and the students do too. It’s received very high evaluations and students have given a lot of positive feedback about this text. One student described it as ‘empowering’ – I can’t think of a better recommendation than that.” –Valerie D’Erman, sessional instructor, University of Victoria

“The Globalization of World Politics is the most comprehensive International Relations textbook. The number and diversity of topics covered makes it a very flexible teaching tool.” –Felix Ciuta, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University College London

“This is a brilliant textbook that helps set common ground in introductory courses that are attended by many students with different backgrounds.” –Pia Riggirozzi, Lecturer in Global Politics, University of Southampton

“The Globalization of World Politics gives undergraduate students an informative and accessible overview of what is an extremely challenging and complex subject.” –Kenneth McDonagh, Lecturer in International Relations, Dublin City University

“This is a comprehensive analysis of contemporary developments in global politics, written by a team of experts in the various fields. It makes its subject-matter accessible to undergraduates without disguising the complexity of the concepts and issues it explores. It covers both the theories and the practice of international relations in a way which will satisfy the requirements of all introductory courses, while laying the foundations for specialised study at more advanced levels.” –Mark Garnett, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University

About the Author

John Baylis is Emeritus Professor, former Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University.

Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor and Professor of International Studies at the University of Exeter.

Patricia Owens is Reader in the Department of International Relations at the University of Sussex.

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  • Paperback: 680 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 6 edition (February 19, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199656177
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OCD in Children and Adolescents A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual, 1st Edition

This practical manual presents a cognitive-behavioral treatment program that has been proven effective in eliminating or alleviating OCD symptoms in children across a broad range of ages and aptitudes. Building upon and expanding their internationally acclaimed HOW I RAN OCD OFF MY LAND, the authors provide an empirically grounded guide to assessment, treatment planning, and skills-based intervention. Clinicians are taken through the four stages of treatment–psychoeducation, cognitive training, mapping OCD, and graded exposure and response prevention–in 13 to 20 clearly structured treatment sessions. The book is enriched by sample dialogues, “clinical pearls” drawn from the authors’ own experience, and appendices featuring reproducible rating scales, patient handouts, and tips and resources for parents.

PHOTOCOPY RIGHTS: The publisher grants to individual purchasers nonassignable permission to reproduce handouts and forms in this book for clinical use with their clients. For details and limitations, see copyright page.

About the Author

John S. March, MD, MPH, is Director of the Program in Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders at Duke University Medical Center. An expert in both the cognitive-behavioral and medication management of OCD in children and adolescents, Dr. March received the 1994 Norbert and Charlotte Reiger Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for his work on the integrated treatment of OCD. Dr. March is widely published in the areas of OCD, PTSD and pediatric psychopharmacology. His textbook, Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents, is generally considered the standard work in the area. With Dr. Edna Foa, Dr. March is currently conducting a comparative study of medication, CBT and their combination in pediatric OCD funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health.

Karen Mulle, BSN, MTS, MSW, is the chief therapist in the Program in Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders at Duke University Medical Center.

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  • Hardcover: 298 pages
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (May 21, 1998)
  • Language: English
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Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions (with CourseMate Printed Access Card), 9th Edition

Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical best-selling text helps readers learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards. It provides readers with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. The authors raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on these issues, discuss their position, and present many opportunities for users to refine their own thinking and actively develop their own position. Readers explore such questions as: What role do the therapist’s personal values play in the counseling relationship? What ethical responsibilities and rights do clients and therapists have? What considerations are involved in adapting counseling practice to diverse client populations?

Review

“The textbook provides counselor trainees with a no-nonsense analysis of the relevant ethical issues they will face in their clinical work. It is written in clear and concise language and provides its readers with wonderful opportunities for self-exploration and professional development. The authors have done a great job of providing supportive research and of integrating this research into relevant practice issues. The book utilizes a strengths-based approach to addressing ethical and legal issues faced by professional counselors and highlights the importance of self-awareness, discernment, and respect for diversity when addressing these issues in the workplace.” – Shawn Spurgeon, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville

“[This book is] an effective exploration of the complexity of ethical codes and standards for counselors, with effective experiential activities, including inventories for students, related activities, and CD case profiles.” – Lona Whitmarsh, Fairleigh Dickinson University

About the Author

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work’s Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

Marianne Schneider Corey, a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, is a National Certified Counselor and a fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. She has been actively involved in providing training and supervision workshops in group process for human-services students and professionals. She also facilitates self-exploration groups for graduate students and continues to conduct training workshops in group counseling with her husband, Dr. Gerald Corey, in various countries. In 2001, the two received the Eminent Career Award for distinguished and major contributions to the field of group work by the Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Cindy Corey is a California-licensed psychologist in private practice in San Diego and on the faculty at San Diego State University Community-Based Block Program. She received her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.

Patrick Callanan is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Ana, California, and a National Certified Counselor. In his private practice he works with individuals, couples, and families. Patrick is on the part-time faculty of the Human Services Program at California State University at Fullerton, where he regularly teaches the internship course. He also offers his time each year to the university to assist in training and supervising group leaders, and co-teaches an undergraduate course in ethical and professional issues.

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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (January 1, 2014)
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Public and Private Families An Introduction, 7th Edition

As the title suggests, Public and Private Families: An Introduction, seventh edition, discusses the family in two senses: the private family, in which we live most of our personal lives, and the public family, in which we, as adults, deal with broader societal issues such as the care of the frail elderly, the increase in divorce, and childbearing outside of marriage. The book examines intimate personal concerns, such as whether to marry, as well as societal concerns, such as governmental policies that affect families. Distinctive chapters examine contemporary issues such as income assistance to poor families, the effects of out-of-home childcare, and the costs of Social Security and Medicare programs.

A companion reader to this textbook, Public and Private Families: A Reader, seventh edition, with 14 same-named chapters, has 34 readings from both the popular press and academic journals.

About the Author

Andrew J. Cherlin is Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. He received a B.S. from Yale University in 1970 and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976. He is the author of the McGraw-Hill textbook, Public and Private Families: An Introduction. His other books include Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage (revised and enlarged edition, 1992), Divided Families: What Happens to Children when Parents Part (with Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., 1991), The Changing American Family and Public Policy (1988), and The New American Grandparent: A Place in the Family, A Life Apart (with Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., 1986). In 1989-1990 he was chair of the Family Section of the American Sociological Association. In 1999 he was president of the Population Association of America, the scholarly organization for demographic research.

In 2005, Professor Cherlin was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He recived the Distinguished Career Award in 2003 from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association. In 2001, he received the Olivia S. Nordberg Award for Excellence in Writing in the Population Sciences; and in 1999, he was President of the Population Association of America. He was also received a Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for his research on the effects of family structure onchildren. His recent articles include “The Deinstitutionalization of American Marriage,” in the Journal of Marriage and Family; “The Influence of Physical and Sexual Abuse on Marriage and Cohabitation,” in the American Sociological Review; and “American Marriage in the Early Twenty-First Century,” in The Future of Children.

He also has written many articles for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Newsweek, and other periodicals. He has been interviewed on ABC News Nightline, the Today Show, network evening news programs, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and other news programs and documentaries.

The book arrived in great condition in a quick manner. I am very happy! I look forward to cracking open the book.

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  • Hardcover: 560 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 7 edition (September 28, 2012)
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The Police Manager, 7th Edition

The Police Manager gives practical, field-tested guidance to students and professionals who aspire to leadership roles in law enforcement, providing a comprehensive explanation of issues and challenges that they will face as police supervisors. The book is divided into four parts, covering historical and philosophical underpinnings, behavioral aspects of police management, functional aspects of police management, and major issues in modern police work.

  • Covers recent research findings that point the way to improvements in supervision by police managers.
  • Revision author Egan Green brings the insights of a new generation to this book.
  • Appendices contain sample police department forms and documents.

Review

“.this text explains the issues and challenges that are faced by police supervisors. The book provides historical context as well as current issues facing modern police work.”–Evidence Technology Magazine, July-August 2013

About the Author

Ronald Lynch is one of the pioneers in encouraging the modern breed of educated, self-directed police officers. His book has been a staple of classrooms and exam preparation materials for decades.

Scott R. Lynch began his career in law enforcement in 1988 as a patrol deputy in the Orange County Sheriff’s office. He rose steadily through the ranks and currently serves as their staff director. He earned an MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida in 1991. His specializations include event security, private-sector liaison work, school safety, and critical incident management.

This book was used for a promotional exam. I have read many books in college and for promotional exams. I, without any doubt, have decided that this is my all time favorite. The book has twenty chapters but each is written in a short, concise, and to the point manner. One does not fall asleep while reading nor does one choose to be beaten with a steel pole as opposed to continuing to read another never ending chapter. The chapters are “short, sweet, and to the point”.

This book is filled with information any new corporal, sergeant, or junior lieutenant needs to know. I have been a supervisor for many years and a manager even longer. Any aspiring supervisor can use all of the information in this book. I normally return the books after studying them, thanks to the Amazon “book buy back” program (which I highly recommend). I will be keeping this book in my office.

Whether you are studying for a promotional exam or simply wondering what makes the police sub-culture tick; this is a book that contains the answers.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Anderson; 7 edition (October 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
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The Qualitative Research Experience, 1st Edition

The book represents the ‘lived experience’ of doing qualitative research. It addresses the needs of students as well as experienced quantitative researchers who seek instruction in, and exemplars of, qualitative methods. Though the contributions to this book represent diverse voices, a common purpose unites them–a desire to bolster the supportive structures and methodological rigor of qualitative studies.

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“I think this is an excellent manuscript; I am particularly impressed with the following: …Very reader friendly using excellent conversational tone (which seems so appropriate for a text on qualitative methods!)…This text is a marvelous addition to the field of qualitative research. Written for both students and faculty, this text can transcend disciplinary fields by offering a practical, informative and scholarly approach to any professional who wishes to embrace qualitative research methods…This book is replete with poignant case examples and contemporary topics.”

“Thank you for the opportunity to review THE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE. I am sincerely appreciative because it is truly an excellent text! …It is…well-written, well-organized, thoughtful, insightful, and practical…The main strength is that the text shows rather than merely tells. ”

“I would describe this book to a colleague as an excellent introduction to qualitative research methods- – a book that goes beyond just describing the method to providing direct examples and commentary on the examples. It provides a perspective not often found on the process of doing qualitative research.”

About the Author

Deborah K. Padgett, Ph.D., MPH, is a professor at the New York University School of Social Work. She received her doctorate in urban anthropology in 1979 and completed post-doctoral programs in mental health services research at Columbia University School of Public Health (1985-86) and Duke University Department of Psychiatry (1994-95). Dr. Padgett’s research interests include breast cancer screening and follow-up care for medically underserved women and qualitative studies of the ‘process’ of care for psychiatrically disabled homeless adults.

The book is tremendously boring. The introduction, written by the editor, was so littered with qualitative research lingo that you need to be a master to understand her assertions. This book is for a doctoral program introductory course to qualitative research. Maybe it might have been appreciated by students in the advanced stages of this type of research.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Thomson Learning; 1st edition (August 11, 2003)
  • Language: English
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