For final-year social science undergraduates, ´How to do your Social Research Project or Dissertation´ is the most student-led guide to confidently navigate the research process. It shares real student and supervisor experiences to help motivate you; provides advice for efficient time management; and tracks your progress through focused checklists.
Drawing on wide research into `lead time´ and the `ten-year rule´, bestselling personal development author Tom Butler-Bowdon shows that, contrary to popular belief, people, companies, products and ideas invariably need time to realise their potential.
Shows how to write effective advertising and promotional © looks at print ads, direct mail, brochures, catalogs, commercials, and public relations material; and offers advice on freelance and ad agency work, with all new material on copywriting in the Internet era, multimedia presentations, Web research and source documentation, and more. Original.
Barbados, a small island in the Caribbean, is experiencing the challenge of low male enrollment in higher education (HE). The research indicated that this problem, left unaddressed, could undermine the development of men, their families, and communities. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to provide insight into the dispositional, institutional, and situational factors deterring young men who acquired the requisite number of certificates for entry to HE but did not enroll. The theoretical frameworks used to ground this study were Cross´s chain of response theory, Bourdieu´s social capital theory, and Knowles´ theory of andragogy. The research questions addressed the contributing factors to the disinclination of men from enrolling in higher education, suggestions for increasing enrollment in higher education from the perspectives of young men and educational leaders, and benefits of nonenrollment in higher education in Barbados. A purposeful sample of 7 men from the 2014 academic year cohort of 3 secondary schools participated in semistructured interviews. Five educational leaders from secondary, HEs, and the Ministry of Education (MoE) participated in a focus group.
What do we want? What makes us tick? From acceptance to vengeance to curiosity, this book explains the 16 basic and universal desires that shape our behaviorand shows how the ways we prioritize them determines our personalities. Grounded in up-to-date psychological research, this book can help parents comprehend their children´s needs and behaviorcouples understand each other betteremployers motivate their employees employees become more effective in their workYOU achieve greater satisfaction and happiness in life
In this book Dr. Adan Saman focuses on the broad theme of ´´Integrated Islamic Schools´´ that are distinct from Madrasa, Qur´anic schools, private secular schools and government-regulated public schools. The book presents comparative research on such integrated schools in Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria and Tanzania, with particular reference to Kenya. As a curriculum developer this author explains the special role of ´´Integrated Islamic Schools´´, especially in those pluralistic nations where Muslim parents would like their children to benefit from both Islamic Education and the public education curriculum. The word ´´integrated´´ refers to a school that blends the core of Islamic education with the government-regulated school content. The Integrated Islamic School is becoming normative for many parents intending to have their children immersed in both Islamic values and those entrenched in the public education system. Pupils who attend these schools are expected to excel in both tracks- to pass public examinations while excelling in the Islamic way of life. In a pluralistic nation such as Kenya, this integrated model of schooling seems appropriate.
The revised edition of the self-published hit, offering powerful strategies to end procrastination. Why do we sabotage our own best intentions? How can we eliminate procrastination from our lives for good? Based on current psychological research and supplemented with clear strategies for change, this concise guide will help readers finally break free from self-destructive ideas and habits, and move into freedom and accomplishment. With numerous practical tips for change, Solving the Procrastination Puzzle brings clarity and scientific studies-and a touch of humor!-to the quest for successfully achieving goals. This accessible guide is perfect for entrepreneurs, parents, students, and anyone who wants to get unstuck, stop delaying, and start living their most inspired life.
An essential guide for succeeding in today´s competitive environment, this book provides beginning scientists and experienced researchers with practical advice on writing about their work and getting published. This brand new, updated edition also includes a new chapter on editing one´s own work, a section on publicizing and archiving one´s paper, and updates on authorship, including information on new authorship criteria and on the author identification number ORCID. The book guides readers through the processes involved in writing for and publishing in scientific journals, from choosing a suitable journal, to writing each part of the paper, to submitting the paper and responding to peer review, through checking the proofs. It covers ethical issues in scientific publishing, explains rights and permissions, and discusses writing grant proposals, giving presentations and writing for general audiences.
Are you a graduate, postgraduate or PhD student? Are you simply looking for a new job in the private or public sector, in research or industry? If your aim is to produce a professional CV or resume, then this book is for you. Based on interviews with recruiters and HR managers, and an analysis of hundreds of CVs from around 40 different countries, the book is structured as a series of FAQs. Topics covered include: how recruiters and HR people analyse a CV whether using a template is a good idea the difference between a CV and a resume how to present your personal details and whether to include a photo how to write an Executive Summary what to write in each section (Education, Work Experience, Skills, Personal Interests) how to write dates how to highlight your language, communication and team skills how to get and write references You will also learn some hints and strategies for writing a: cover letter LinkedIn profile reference letter bio The last chapter of the book contains a simple template to help you get the job of your dreams!