• Social Science

The Basics of Social Research


Author: Earl R. Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305503074
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
View: 584
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

The Practice of Social Research


Author: Earl R. Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445562
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
View: 4250
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: 7988
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 in Our Times


Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856309
Category: Social Science
Page: 768
View: 4502
This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by presenting a timely collection of theories, research, and examples -- including its signature first-person accounts that open many chapters. These lived experiences are relevant to students and introduce themes that provide a framework for learning the chapter material. Kendall's vivid and inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, and eye for compelling current examples further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its eleventh edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. This edition focuses more on social/global change and on the contemporary world, presenting such current debates as bullying and social media abuse, digital-age methods to increase school attendance, food trucks and the spread of culture, modern slavery, and weight bias. 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: 3225
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.

    • Health & Fitness

Understanding Nutrition


Author: Eleanor Noss Whitney,Sharon Rady Rolfes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337672378
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 50
View: 907
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.

    • 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: 6834
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.

    • Social Science

Understanding Social Problems


Author: Linda A. Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305856570
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
View: 9010
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.

    • Art

Management of Electronic and Digital Media


Author: Alan B. Albarran
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305077563
Category: Art
Page: 368
View: 9742
Packed with real-life examples and case studies, MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL MEDIA, 6e, provides the latest information on the management and leadership techniques and strategies used in the electronic and digital media industries. The text is popular for its contemporary approach and clear, current illustrations. Succinctly written, the Sixth Edition covers the most important aspects for future managers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the rapidly evolving media industries -- and includes an all-new chapter: Media Management: Manager/Leader/Entrepreneur. New coverage highlights trends in big data, mobile, social media, and the cloud. In addition, end-of-chapter case studies put readers in the role of a manager in a decision-making environment. 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: 6344
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.

    • Social Science

Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society


Author: Mary Ann Lamanna,Agnes Riedmann,Susan D Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337109665
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
View: 7480
This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a theme especially relevant to today's dynamic global environment: making choices in a diverse society. The authors use an engaging narrative to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms. The balanced presentation discusses a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., family ecology, structure-functional, interaction-constructionist, family systems, biosocial), emphasizing both social structure and the importance of individual agency, choice, and decision-making. Students are encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as they make informed choices in their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • 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: 1305
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.

    • Social Science

Criminal Investigation


Author: Kären Hess,Christine Hess Orthmann
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1435469933
Category: Social Science
Page: 720
View: 4346
Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition is a practical, applied textbook that succinctly yet comprehensively covers the very latest in investigative tools and techniques as well as established investigative procedures. The text stresses practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide learners with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools alongside discussion of established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. Coverage has been updated and enhanced for such important topics such as terrorism and homeland security, the `CSI Effect, cybercrime, federal law enforcement investigations, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, ethics, and much more. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition includes a carefully structured learning system, checklists, and visuals to make learning easy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Education

The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America


Author: Samuel Walker,Cassia Spohn,Miriam DeLone
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337514683
Category: Education
Page: 560
View: 1806
Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE: RACE, ETHNICITY, AND CRIME IN AMERICA is the definitive introduction to current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's criminal justice system. The sixth edition covers the best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, immigration and crime, drug use, police practices, court processing and sentencing, unconscious bias, the death penalty, and correctional programs, giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination within the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Health & Fitness

Nutrition & Diet Therapy


Author: Ruth A. Roth,Kathy L. Wehrle
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305945824
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 640
View: 3726
Reflecting the latest developments and practices from the field, NUTRITION & DIET THERAPY, 12E introduces the essentials of nutrition concepts, good health, and client care. It equips LPN/LVN nursing students with the tools and resources to more effectively help clients improve nutrition and overall health -- especially as our nation faces higher rates of preventable chronic disease as a result of poor diet quality and physical inactivity. Extremely user friendly, the text is organized around three simple concepts: Section 1 covers the fundamentals of nutrition, Section 2 explains nutrition over the life cycle, and Section 3 addresses medical nutrition therapy. New information is included on Healthy People 2020, DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS 2015-2020, obesity prevention and treatment, lifestyle medicine, diabetes, celiac disease, irritable and short bowel syndrome, and more. In addition, hands-on activities help readers put what they learn into practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Computers

New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Access 2016: Comprehensive


Author: Mark Shellman,Sasha Vodnik
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305880137
Category: Computers
Page: 752
View: 605
Now readers can develop the complete Microsoft Access 2016 skills needed to be successful in college or the business world beyond with the emphasis on critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage found in NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & ACCESS 2016: COMPREHENSIVE. Updated with all-new case-based modules, this thorough edition clearly applies the basic and more advanced skills readers are learning to real-world situations, making the concepts even more relevant. A new Productivity Apps for School and Work module visually introduces Microsoft OneNote, Sway, Office Mix and Edge with fun, hands-on activities. NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & ACCESS 2016: COMPREHENSIVE immediately demonstrates the importance of the extensive skills highlighted within each module. This edition focuses on strengthening learning outcomes and transferring the complete skills readers are mastering to other applications and disciplines for further success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Social Science

Members Only

Elite Clubs and The Process of Exclusion
Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461640105
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
View: 5843
Members Only addresses how exclusive private clubs maintain and perpetuate class-based privilege and racial/ethnic and religious segregation, and how such patterns of social exclusion heighten social inequality. Members Only continues Kendall's study of the upper classes, which began with The Power of Good Deeds, and Framing Class.

    • Social Science

The Power of Good Deeds

Privileged Women and the Social Reproduction of the Upper Class
Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461645239
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
View: 2251
The Power of Good Deeds allows us to see behind the media image of upper-class women and to observe how these women use their social power not only to benefit other, less-fortunate people, but also to benefit themselves and their families. Kendall's ethnographic research yields the personal narratives of elite women as they describe their views on philanthropy, the need for exclusivity in their by-invitation-only volunteer organizations (such as the Junior League and The Links), their childhood experiences and college years in prestigious schools and sororities, and the debutante presentations and other upper-class rituals in which they participate. By participating in meetings and social functions with elite women in several Texas cities, and conducting systematic interviews, the author gained unprecedented access to elite women across racial and ethnic categories. The Power of Good Deeds provides new insights and greater depth to our knowledge about the upper classes and how the charitable activities of privileged women contribute to the process of legitimization, maintaining an ideology of class-based and race-based segregation in the United States.

    • Social Science

Framing Class

Media Representations of Wealth and Poverty in America
Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442202254
Category: Social Science
Page: 310
View: 6771
Framing Class introduces students to the concepts of class and media framing, examining how the media portray various social classes, from the elite to the very poor. Fully revised and updated, the second edition of this groundbreaking book includes discussions of new media, updated sources, and provocative new examples from movies and television, such as The Real Housewives series and media portrayal of corporate executives and the new poor.

    • Social Science

Marriages & Families

Changes, Choices, and Constraints
Author: Nijole V. Benokraitis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205735365
Category: Social Science
Page: 577
View: 6661
Changes, Choices, and Constraints Marriages and Families offers students a comprehensive introduction to many issues facing families in the twenty- first century. The text's major theme "Changes, Choices, and Constraints" explores: Contemporary changes in families and their structure Impacts on the choices that are available to family members Constraints that often limit our choices Through this approach, students are better able to understand what the research and statistics mean for themselves! Marriages and Families balances theoretical and empirical discussions with practical examples and applications. It highlights important contemporary changes in society and the family. This text is written from a sociological perspective and incorporates material from other disciplines: history, economics, social work, psychology, law, biology, medicine, family studies, women's studies, and anthropology. More about the themes: Changes Examines how recent profound structural and attitudinal changes affect family forms, interpersonal relationships, and raising children. It reaches beyond the traditional discussions to explore racial-ethnic families, single-parent families and gay families as well as the recent scholarship by and about men, fathers, and grandfathers. Contemporary American marriages and families vary greatly in structure, dynamics, and cultural heritage. Thus, discussions of gender roles, social class, race, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation are integrated throughout this book. To further strengthen students understanding of the growing diversity among today's families, the author included a series of boxes that focus on families from many cultures. Choices On the individual level, family members have many more choices today than ever before. People feel freer to postpone marriage, to cohabit, or to raise children as single parents. As a result, household forms vary greatly, ranging from commuter marriages to those in which several generations live together under the same roof. Constraints Although family members choices are more varied today, we also face greater macro- level constraints. Our options are increasingly limited, for example, by government policies. Economic changes often shape family life and not vice versa. Political and legal institutions also have a major impact on most families in tax laws, welfare reform, and even in defining what a family is. Because laws, public policies, and religious groups affect our everyday lives, the author has framed many discussions of individual choices within the larger picture of the institutional constraints that limit our choices. To learn more about the new edition, click here to visit the showcase site.