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Read more about Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Blackstone

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The author of Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods, Amy Blackstone, started envisioning this textbook while sitting in her own undergraduate sociology research methods class. She enjoyed the material but wondered about its relevance to her everyday life and future plans (the idea that one day she would be teaching such a class hadn't yet occurred to her).

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Read more about Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Social Problems: Continuity and Change

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Social Problems: Continuity and Change is a realistic but motivating look at the many issues that are facing our society today. As this book's subtitle, Continuity and Change, implies, social problems are persistent, but they have also improved in the past and can be improved in the present and future, provided that our nation has the wisdom and will to address them.

(43 reviews)

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Read more about Educational Psychology - Second Edition

Educational Psychology - Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributors: Seifert and Sutton

Publisher: University of Manitoba

License: CC BY

Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate. Chapter 2 is about learning theory, and Chapter 3 is about development; but as we point out, these topics overlap with each other as well as with the concerns of daily teaching. Chapter 4 is about several forms of student diversity (what might be called individual differences in another context), and Chapter 5 is about one form of diversity that has become prominent in schools recently—students with disabilities. Chapter 6 is about motivation, a topic that is heavily studied by psychological researchers, but that also poses perennial challenges to classroom teachers.

(18 reviews)

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Read more about Economics – Theory Through Applications

Economics – Theory Through Applications

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Cooper and John

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Russell Cooper and Andrew John have written an economics text aimed directly at students from its very inception. You're thinking, ”Yeah, sure. I've heard that before.“

(4 reviews)

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Read more about Macroeconomics: Theory through Applications

Macroeconomics: Theory through Applications

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Cooper and John

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Russell Cooper and Andrew John have written an economics text aimed directly at students from its very inception. You're thinking, ”Yeah, sure. I've heard that before.“

(1 review)

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Read more about Fundamentals of Global Strategy

Fundamentals of Global Strategy

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: de Kluyver

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The globalization of the competitive landscape has forced companies to fundamentally rethink their strategies. Whereas once only a few industries such as oil could be labeled truly global, today many—from pharmaceuticals to aircraft to computers—have become global in scale and scope. As a consequence, creating a global competitive advantage has become a key strategic issue for many companies, and students need to possess an understanding of the impact of global strategies on a business.

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Read more about Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business

Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Mayer, Warner, Siedel, and Lieberman

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Mayer, Warner, Siedel and Lieberman's Government Regulation and the Legal Environment of Business is an up-to-date textbook that covers legal issues that students must understand in today's highly regulated business environment. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

(1 review)

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Read more about Leading with Cultural Intelligence

Leading with Cultural Intelligence

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Moua

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Organizations in the 21st century are in need of culturally intelligent managers and leaders. The pressure to build authentic global networks and to cultivate an appreciation and respect for cultural differences and similarities has driven cultural intelligence to the forefront of diversity and inclusion work.

(24 reviews)

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Read more about Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Theis and Tomkin

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

License: CC BY

With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities. As sustainability is a multi-disciplinary area of study, the text is the product of multiple authors drawn from the diverse faculty of the University of Illinois: each chapter is written by a recognized expert in the field.

(27 reviews)

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Read more about Research Methods in Psychology - 4th American Edition

Research Methods in Psychology - 4th American Edition

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Cuttler, Jhangiani, and Leighton

Publisher: Kwantlen Polytechnic University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This fourth edition (published in 2019) was co-authored by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Carrie Cuttler (Washington State University), and Dana C. Leighton (Texas A&M University—Texarkana) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Revisions throughout the current edition include changing the chapter and section numbering system to better accommodate adaptions that remove or reorder chapters; continued reversion from the Canadian edition; general grammatical edits; replacement of “he/she” to “they” and “his/her” to “their”; removal or update of dead links; embedded videos that were not embedded; moved key takeaways and exercises from the end of each chapter section to the end of each chapter; a new cover design.

(38 reviews)

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