Social Science

The Practice of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445562

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 5997

The Fourteenth Edition of Babbie's THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. Known as the “gold standard” for research methods, the book offers a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. Babbie emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

Seeing Sociology: An Introduction

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480465

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 1330

Offering instructors complete flexibility, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 3rd Edition combines up-to-the-minute coverage with an easy-to-manage approach featuring brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that instructors can assign based on the needs of their class. The Third Edition includes such contemporary topics as globalization’s connection to technology and gay rights, the anti-aging industry, and The Affordable Care Act, and many others, reflecting the latest developments in the field. Extremely student-friendly and engaging, the text continues to make photos an integral part of the learning process-resulting in a stronger, more memorable learning experience for students. The new “What Do Sociologists See?” feature includes a sociologist's insights on everyday images, showing students how sociological concepts can be applied to daily life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

Sociology

The Essentials

Author: Margaret L. Andersen,Howard F. Taylor

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111833787

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 2225

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.
Science

Sociology: A Global Perspective

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495390917

Category: Science

Page: 592

View: 353

Sociology: A Global Perspective, 7/e introduces you to the concepts and theories of sociology, demonstrates how they can be used to think about the most significant and pressing global issues of our day, and uses powerful visual images to illustrate their impact on individuals, local communities, and society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

The Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305503074

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 3789

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda A. Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856570

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 6462

This thoroughly revised edition of Mooney, Knox, and Schacht's text uses a theoretically balanced, student-centered approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS, Tenth Edition, progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on problems related to health care, drugs and alcohols, families, and crime, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as a U.S. context. In addition, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the problem under discussion, and its consequences -- as well as alternative solutions -- are explored. Pedagogical features such as The Human Side and Self and Society enable students to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply their understanding of social problems to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Psychology

What is Psychology?: Foundations, Applications, and Integration

Author: Ellen E. Pastorino,Susann M Doyle-Portillo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337672394

Category: Psychology

Page: 784

View: 3776

WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? FOUNDATIONS, APPLICATIONS, AND INTEGRATION includes some of the most effective features from Pastorino and Doyle-Portillo's other texts, as well as new and innovative features to excite students about the field of psychology. The text is organized around the foundational areas of psychology emphasized in the latest version of the APA guidelines. It incorporates the authors' successful and engaging teaching approach, which motivates students to read and captures their curiosity from the very beginning. The parts open with attention-grabbing case studies that have drawn rave reviews from students. Each case study is threaded throughout all of the chapters of the section, providing students with a view of the content that is both integrated and applied to real life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Business & Economics

Economics: Private and Public Choice

Author: James D. Gwartney,Richard L. Stroup,Russell S. Sobel,David A. Macpherson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515159

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 802

View: 5977

Readers learn how to apply economic concepts to the world around them as ECONOMICS: PRIVATE AND PUBLIC CHOICE, 16E reflects current economic conditions. This highly readable, up-to-date book analyzes and explains measures of economic activity in today’s market. It also highlights the recession of 2008-2009 and takes an in-depth look at the lives and contributions of notable economists. This engaging book dispels common economic myths. The book also uses the invisible hand metaphor to explain economic theory, demonstrating how it works to stimulate the economy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Health & Fitness

Understanding Nutrition

Author: Eleanor Noss Whitney,Sharon Rady Rolfes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337672378

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 50

View: 7988

Chosen by more than 1 million readers, Whitney/Rolfes' UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION dispels nutrition myths, empowering you to make better nutrition choices--and enact lasting behavior change. Updated with the latest research and the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, the 15th Edition of this bestseller emphasizes strong science and nutrition basics. With their lively, reader-friendly writing style, the authors walk you step by step through the science of nutrition, while vivid illustrations and quick-reference tables make even the most difficult concepts easy to understand. The text also includes expansive weight loss information and thorough coverage of fitness and energy systems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education

Statistics for The Behavioral Sciences

Author: Frederick J Gravetter,Larry B. Wallnau

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856422

Category: Education

Page: 768

View: 4916

This field-leading introduction to statistics text for students in the behavioral and social sciences continues to offer straightforward instruction, accuracy, built-in learning aids, and real-world examples. The goals of STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, 10th Edition are to teach the methods of statistics and convey the basic principles of objectivity and logic that are essential for science -- and valuable in everyday life. Authors Frederick Gravetter and Larry Wallnau help students understand statistical procedures through a conceptual context that explains why the procedures were developed and when they should be used. Students have numerous opportunities to practice statistical techniques through learning checks, examples, step-by-step demonstrations, and problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society

Author: Bryan Strong,Theodore F. Cohen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305856341

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 9584

THE MARRIAGE & FAMILY EXPERIENCE: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY brings together all elements of the course -- including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. Striking a balance between an academic and more functional approach, the authors draw from research to present a sound sociological and family studies base enhanced by perspectives from anthropology, history, psychology, journalism, literature, economics, and gender studies. The book explores recent research on topics such as adoptive parenting, the transgender experience, childbearing patterns, gay and lesbian families, communication and conflict resolution, the influence of popular culture, and working families. Real-life examples and a focus on self-assessment and reflection make the book accessible and encourage students to think and act for themselves. The thirteenth edition retains a progressive approach to diversity yet remains rooted in a positive, pro-family perspective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Business & Economics

Financial Markets and Institutions

Author: Jeff Madura

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305143000

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 784

View: 5573

Gain a clear understanding of why financial markets exist, how financial institutions serve these markets, and what services those institutions offer with the proven conceptual framework and clear presentation in Madura's best-selling FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS 11E. The text weaves timely examples and practical applications throughout as it emphasizes the securities traded by and the scope of participation of financial institutions within each market. Readers focus on the management, performance, and regulatory aspects of financial institutions and explore the functions of the Federal Reserve System, the major debt and equity security markets, and the derivative security market. This text emphasizes current financial reform with updates throughout that provide a thorough understanding of today's most recent financial changes, developments and trends. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Business & Economics

Medical Billing 101

Author: Crystal Clack,Linda Renfroe,Michelle M. Rimmer

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305533860

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5357

Learn the basics of physican-based medical billing with MEDICAL BILLING 101, 2E. Clear and practical guidelines introduce you to the job responsibilities and basic processes in the medical billing world. Case studies and software tools like SimClaimTM CMS-1500 software offer you practice on actual forms to build confidence and understanding of the reimbursement process. This easy-to-use guide starts you off on the right path as you begin your journey to becoming a medical billing professional. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education

Our Sexuality

Author: Robert L. Crooks,Karla Baur

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305887425

Category: Education

Page: 50

View: 906

This is the most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality. Written in a direct, non-judgmental manner, the thirteenth edition of OUR SEXUALITY has been thoroughly and carefully updated to reflect the most current research findings and psychosocial developments. It is the first college text to deliver cutting-edge and in-depth emphasis on the impact of politics on sexuality. Crooks and Baur keep students interested with the most exciting, emerging research and coverage, and focus on strengthening their self-awareness and sexual intelligence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People

Author: Charles Zastrow

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809527

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

View: 9133

The bestselling book on the market, Zastrow’s Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e is also acclaimed as the most comprehensive. Giving readers a thorough overview of the social work profession, the text examines contemporary society with a realistic view of social problems--equipping students with real-world insight they can put into practice. By presenting positive strategies in the context of the core values, ethics, skills, and knowledge base of today’s professional social worker, Zastrow encourages students to think about new and realistic ways to solve problems and empower clients. A wealth of social problems cases, exhibits, and tables helps students apply concepts and compare and contrast the issues. The Tenth Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest Standards updates as well as new and emerging issues from the field. Packed with cutting-edge coverage and comprehensive CSWE core content, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare: Empowering People, 10e continues to inspire students while giving them true insight into real-world practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education

Becoming a Master Student

Author: Dave Ellis

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337097101

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 4902

BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT, Sixteenth Edition, is all about discovery, intention, and action. BECOMING A MASTER STUDENT is your guide to the culture of higher education. Through interactive journal entries, hands-on activities, and articles about success, this text will help you gain the qualities needed to become a master student. Tools like the Discovery Wheel, Discovery and Intention Journal, Master Student Profiles, Power Process articles, and the Kolb Learning Style Inventory deepen your knowledge of yourself and help you prepare for success in school and in life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Business & Economics

Consumer Behavior

Author: Wayne D. Hoyer,Deborah J. MacInnis,Rik Pieters

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305507274

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

View: 8635

The popular CONSUMER BEHAVIOR, 7E draws key concepts from marketing, psychology, sociology, and anthropology to present a strong foundation and highly practical focus on real-world applications for today’s global business environment. With this new edition, readers examine the latest research and business practices with extensive coverage of social media influences, increased consumer power, and emerging neuroscience findings. Readers review controversies in consumer decision-making involving money, goals, emotions, charity, health, materialism, and sustainability. This edition increases its emphasis on social responsibility and ethics in marketing, scrutinizing both the dark side and constructive possibilities. With even more real-world examples, CONSUMER BEHAVIOR, 7E provides a thorough, yet enjoyable guide that enables today’s learners to master the skills they need. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social service

Social Work Treatment

Interlocking Theoretical Approaches

Author: Francis J. Turner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019023959X

Category: Social service

Page: 648

View: 6198

First published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to crisis intervention. A treasure trove of practice knowledge, the text equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine a spotlight on a different aspect of the human condition. Emphasizing the importance of a broad-based theoretical approach to practice, it helps readers avoid the pitfalls of becoming overly identified with a narrow focus that limits their understanding of clients and their contexts. This sweeping overview of the field untangles the increasingly complex problems, ideologies, and value sets that define contemporary social work practice. The result is an essential A-to-Z reference that charts the full range of theoretical approaches available to social workers, regardless of their setting or specialty.
Business & Economics

Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis: A Practical Introduction to Business Analytics

Author: Cliff Ragsdale

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130594741X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

View: 9168

Written by an innovator in teaching spreadsheets and a highly regarded leader in business analytics, Cliff Ragsdale’s SPREADSHEET MODELING AND DECISION ANALYSIS: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS, 8E helps readers master important spreadsheet and business analytics skills. Readers find everything needed to become proficient in today’s most widely used business analytics techniques using Microsoft Office Excel 2016. Learning to make effective decisions in today's business world takes training and experience. Author Cliff Ragsdale guides learners through the skills needed, using the latest Excel for Windows. Readers apply what they’ve learned to real business situations with step-by-step instructions and annotated screen images that make examples easy to follow. The World of Management Science sections further demonstrates how each topic applies to a real company. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.