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Stories From The Field

Author : Tom Bamberger
ISBN : 1605852643
Genre : Construction industry
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Category: Construction industry

Stories From The Field

Author : Peter Krause
ISBN : 9780231550109
Genre : Political Science
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What do you do if you get stuck in an elevator in Mogadishu? How worried should you be about being followed after an interview with a ring of human traffickers in Lebanon? What happens to your research if you get placed on a government watchlist? And what if you find yourself feeling like you just aren’t cut out for fieldwork? Stories from the Field is a relatable, thoughtful, and unorthodox guide to field research in political science. It features personal stories from working political scientists: some funny, some dramatic, all fascinating and informative. Political scientists from a diverse range of biographical and academic backgrounds describe research in North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, ranging from archival work to interviews with combatants. In sharing their stories, the book’s forty-four contributors provide accessible illustrations of key concepts, including specific research methods like conducting surveys and interviews, practical questions of health and safety, and general principles such as the importance of flexibility, creativity, and interpersonal connections. The contributors reflect not only on their own experiences but also on larger questions about research ethics, responsibility, and the effects of their personal and professional identities on their fieldwork. Stories from the Field is an essential resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate students learning about field research methods, as well as established scholars contemplating new journeys into the field.
Category: Political Science

Stories From The Field

Author : Cora Burnett
ISBN :
Genre : History
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'The benefit of teaching life skills is that I also changed. If I can make a difference in the life of just one child, I will be happy' When we think about Africa, we often recall pictures of a wild countryside, rivers, forests, deserts, buzzing markets and media stories of poverty, devastation and hunger - a prime continent where branches of human justice are still thin and often absent. Those of us who have made Africa our destination are witness to a different experience as we meet people who charter a life of resilience and construct a social world of their own. Extended family ties stretch far and deep and so do family feuds, political turmoil and the many manifestations of poverty - painting a human canvas on which development programs (including sport-for-development) need to blend in strokes for reciprocal change. The GIZ/YDF program is possibly one of the most significant programs in terms of philosophy, methodology and scope that sheds light on development work as it is embraced, transformed and assimilated into real-life experiences. It is at this embedded level of social uptake that the selected 15 stories in the text and the detailed 45 stories on the CD articulate real-life experiences as told by program participants, peer- educators and YDF partners who took up the responsibility and challenge to change lives for the better. Multiple voices give an expression to the meaning and dynamics of sports-related interventions as they affect individuals within a myriad of social relationships and contexts. The uniqueness of this publication is that it not only captures all these voices to constitute stories from nine African countries, but validates a ripple of impact where context is a prism for seeing and knowing. How do real people see and benefit from a sport-for-development program? How does the North meet the South in partnership and trust? After reading these stories, you will not merely see young boys or girls kicking a ball and appreciate the novel aesthetics, but you will smell the dust and know it is a family and community at play. You will realize that aspirations and expectations are born from a need for entitlement in a field where the pitch is only the beginning of a journey. May this brief encounter do justice to all who shared their lives with such honesty and hope.
Category: History

Stories From The Field

Author : Cora Burnett
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Genre : History
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'The benefit of teaching life skills is that I also changed. If I can make a difference in the life of just one child, I will be happy' When we think about Africa, we often recall pictures of a wild countryside, rivers, forests, deserts, buzzing markets and media stories of poverty, devastation and hunger - a prime continent where branches of human justice are still thin and often absent. Those of us who have made Africa our destination are witness to a different experience as we meet people who charter a life of resilience and construct a social world of their own. Extended family ties stretch far and deep and so do family feuds, political turmoil and the many manifestations of poverty - painting a human canvas on which development programs (including sport-for-development) need to blend in strokes for reciprocal change. The GIZ/YDF program is possibly one of the most significant programs in terms of philosophy, methodology and scope that sheds light on development work as it is embraced, transformed and assimilated into real-life experiences. It is at this embedded level of social uptake that the selected 15 stories in the text and the detailed 45 stories on the CD articulate real-life experiences as told by program participants, peer- educators and YDF partners who took up the responsibility and challenge to change lives for the better. Multiple voices give an expression to the meaning and dynamics of sports-related interventions as they affect individuals within a myriad of social relationships and contexts. The uniqueness of this publication is that it not only captures all these voices to constitute stories from nine African countries, but validates a ripple of impact where context is a prism for seeing and knowing. How do real people see and benefit from a sport-for-development program? How does the North meet the South in partnership and trust? After reading these stories, you will not merely see young boys or girls kicking a ball and appreciate the novel aesthetics, but you will smell the dust and know it is a family and community at play. You will realize that aspirations and expectations are born from a need for entitlement in a field where the pitch is only the beginning of a journey. May this brief encounter do justice to all who shared their lives with such honesty and hope.
Category: History

The Reality Of Impact Investing Stories From The Field

Author : Dr. Inga Michler
ISBN : 9783736817074
Genre : Business & Economics
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Save the world and make money at the same time? A former British banker and a former British bank robber want to do this just as two Indian entrepreneurs or a German educator for hearing-impaired persons. They promote the rehabilitation of former prisoners, run biomass power stations to generate energy from rice husks or offer a mobile interpreting service for deaf persons. Their investors are so-called impact investors: they stand security, give credits or equity capital to social or environmental projects, and they want to do good while making money at the same time. But is impact investing really the new miracle cure to meet all our societal challenges? In reports on eight social entrepreneurs and interviews with three professional impact investors the author and WELT reporter Dr. Inga Michler demonstrates: impact investing is merely one instrument in the toolbox in order to solve social and environmental problems. Under certain conditions it can be very effective, however, financial return is by no means guaranteed. Initiated by Active Philanthropy, supported by the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the KfW Group and the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt.
Category: Business & Economics

You Can T Make This Up

Author : Linda Markert
ISBN : 9004434925
Genre : Education
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In You Can't Make This Up! the author constructs case studies based on authentic leadership dilemmas recounted by practicing school principals and vice principals. Each study is aligned with leadership competencies included in Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL).
Category: Education

Rural Child Welfare Practice

Author : Joanne Riebschleger
ISBN : 9780190870423
Genre : Child welfare
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Rural Child Welfare Practice provides students and practitioners with case studies about rural people as a diverse group, a topic rarely taught. This means that millions of rural people spread across the majority of the land in the United States, Canada, and Australia may not receiveculturally-sensitive rural child welfare services. The casebook is drawn from real stories of rural child welfare practice. It displays lessons learned from people working in the services "field" of child welfare, while set within the geographic expanses of the "fields" of rural land.The text has 18 chapters illustrating rural child welfare practice rewards, challenges, strategies, and practice wisdom. All of the stories were drawn from real rural child welfare practice cases. The rural settings include the south, north, east, west, and middle of the United States. There is aCanadian and an Australian chapter. The case vignettes include racial, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, and rural diversity, with particular attention to working with Native American/American Indians as well as First Nation (Canada) and Aborigine (Australia) people. The book covers a widerange of child welfare services (such as protective services, kinship care, and adoption) and does this from a variety of perspectives. For example, some stories are told by mental health and health services providers with special attention to child and family voice. Generalist practiceinterventions are detailed.Each chapter provides background information with professional literature, a case vignette, "take away" learning application, summary. In addition, each chapter has discussion questions, learning/teaching activities, recommended resources/readings, and a bibliography. It is likely to be useful forstudents, professionals, and educators for learning what today's rural child welfare experts say must happen to engage in effective rural child welfare practice with children and families.
Category: Child welfare

An Unspoken Hunger

Author : Terry Tempest Williams
ISBN : UVA:X004030342
Genre : Nature
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Combines the author's experiences as a woman, a Westerner, and a Mormon, applying them to her theories about the importance of wilderness conservation and the inseparable link between the earth and the human spirit. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. Tour.
Category: Nature

Qualitative Criminology

Author : Lorana Bartels
ISBN : 1876067241
Genre : Criminal justice, Administration of
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Brings to life the stories behind the research of both emerging and established scholars in Australian criminology. The book's contributors provided honest, reflective, and decidedly unsanitised accounts of their qualitative research journeys.
Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Cdc Stories From The Field

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ISBN : OCLC:298983964
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"The Division of Global Public Health Capacity Development (DGPHCD) is part of the Coordinating Office for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, CDC is recognized for conducting public health investigations and applied research. Since 1980, DGPHCD and its partners have built numerous long-term applied public health training programs on six continents."--Page 1.
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Stories From The Field

Author : Will White
ISBN : 0692512438
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Wilderness therapy for "wayward teens" has been in existence, in some form, for over a hundred and thirty years but until now, no comprehensive history existed of the many influences that shaped its evolution. Following up on his doctoral dissertation, Will White looks back and constructs a thorough history from 1860-1988, opening Stories from the Field with the 19th century character camps of New England and progressing over the decades, with the invitation to young women and eventually, adolescents in need of therapeutic help. Will first assimilates the emergent influences of the prevailing social theory, regarding the hazards of leisure in the burgeoning upper class of America, the iconography of outdoor adventures and a few philanthropic visionaries. In this way, Stories from the Field expands the staid history of dates and names, breathing life into the characters and context of old. Will condenses the disparate trends of a century of experimentation into a cogent framework of what is now loosely called "wilderness therapy." Atop this rich chronicle of the previously unsung originators, Will then invited recent game-changers to add to the communal story, providing their enhancements and visions to the account of the continuously evolving treatment model of "outdoor behavioral healthcare." The other pages hold contemporary Stories from the Field, providing narrative accounts from founders and/or leaders of wilderness therapy organizations developed since 1988 and which provide treatment for families today. These authors have contributed their company stories to help illuminate the diversity and intentions of the present field, confirm the validity and attention that supports the work, and knowing full-well that this inspires tomorrow's innovators to climb higher and doing even better work for the families we serve.
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Stories From The Field

Author : Canada Council for the Arts
ISBN : OCLC:496916020
Genre : Arts
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"The study examines management practices on the basis of various aspects, proposes models for organizational development, and identifies the optimum practices we observed. It also looks at three main issues: the recognition of management practices and their factors of success, the development of skills, and the processes of exchanges on management practices" - summary.
Category: Arts

Sex Untold Stories

Author : Dr. Messeret Assefa
ISBN : 9788194136095
Genre : Social Science
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The purpose of this book is to capture an insiders’ view on sex work in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. While most of the case stories focus on female sex-workers, it also contains stories of promiscuous sex e.g. pre-marital multiple sexual partnerships and extra-marital affairs, university students, civil servants, older women, and married partners. Nonetheless, the reader will readily and pleasantly learn more about the sex-worker’s position than is known to the average non-reader. If my labors induce the concerned reader to improve the appalling sex-workers life circumstances, I trust, s/he will become a solution seeker and master of much more gender activist than the ordinary citizen. This book is indeed a legacy which I bequeath to everyone concerned to help sex-workers stop working out their own death.
Category: Social Science

Inspiring Stories From The Field

Author : Lynn Goldsmith
ISBN : 1921589531
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Inspiring Stories of Hope is a compilation of women’s stories that has been created to bring hope to those who have been or are going through suffering, trauma, grief, or any stress in their lives. Life has many colours that present themselves at different times during our lifetime. During these stressful moments we place our hope in God. You will be encouraged and enthused as you read these most exceptional stories from ordinary women who have had to face great difficulties in their lives. Yes, our earthly life does have its seasons! But, just as we have an autumn and winter, we will also have a new spring and summer, and an eternity! Be inspired as you read stories from: Jodie Guerrero who battled Lymphoma, it is now her desire to raise awareness in young people to insist on a fast and accurate diagnosis, as Jodie was diagnosed much too late. Robyn Peebles who is a single mother who is now in Politics in the Christian Democrat Party and is Senior Minister of a church in Sydney. Yoka van den Brink who was taught by Christ to support her husband during difficult times and suffered various miscarriages. And many more inspirational women with hope-filed stories...
Category: Biography & Autobiography

It Architect Series Stories From The Field Vol 1

Author : John Arrasjid
ISBN : 0999092928
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What is it like to be engaged on an IT project when it turns into a horror story?! Thirty-five prominent IT professionals describe their most challenging data center projects and provide insights into why failures occurred, including lessons learned and what they would do differently. Recommended reading for members of the IT community who deliver IT solutions in the field and want to avoid learning the hard way?
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The Naga Ethnic Movement For A Separate Homeland

Author : Namrata Goswami
ISBN : 9780190990220
Genre : Social Science
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Namrata Goswami’s research on the Naga armed ethnic movement offers a compelling narrative on how conflict has affected the daily lives of the Nagas. This volume is an account of the Naga ethnic movement going on in India since 1918, covering both historical and contemporary aspects of the conflict. Based on over a decade of ethnographic work among the Naga rebels and movement zones, personal interviews, and secondary data, the author offers insights into how the Naga population perceives their meeting point with the institutions of the Indian state, especially the army and the paramilitary. The book documents what it is like, to live in a conflict zone and the restraints and thought processes that it cultivates especially among the youth. The book reveals gripping stories of tremendous courage and conviction from people who have thought about the political unrest, been born into it, taken part in it, or have been affected by it. The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland reflects the Nagas’ love for their land, tracing the poignant mix of nature, land, identity, emotions, culture as well as the inter-ethnic differences that exacerbate the conflict.
Category: Social Science

Qualitative Research In Practice

Author : Dorothy Scott
ISBN : 9781741151053
Genre : Social Science
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Research in the field is often very different from what is described in research theory. Stage by stage Darlington and Scott outline the processes of qualitative research, drawing on the experiences of leading international researchers in the human services.
Category: Social Science