The new edition of this essential resource covers new and completely up-to-date sociological teaching, with the latest research, empirical studies and theoretical developments, includes new Chapter âe~Development and Globalisationâe(tm). Selling over a million copies world-wide over 30 years. This eighth edition has been fully updated to give all the detail and depth needed. The new edition of this essential resource will enable you to: - Deliver new and completely up-to-date sociological teaching, with the latest research, empirical studies and theoretical developments - Major new section âe~Globalisationâe(tm) - Informative, clear and concise explanations of all sociological concepts and theories - Raise standards and engagement in the subject with an easy-to-follow format that makes understanding sociology easier for all your students.
Covering all the major UK exam boards, this study and revision guide will support your studies throughout the A-Level course. Combining comprehensive explanations with plenty of opportunities to test your knowledge, it is designed to aid active learning and thoroughly prepare you for your exams.
Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: A-level Sociology First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 Collins Student Support Materials provide an essential course companion and revision aid. Written by experienced teachers and senior examiners, each book covers the 2015 AQA specification and prepares students for examination success. AQA A-level Crime and Deviance with Theory and Methods contains all the key information for these AQA A-level topics: * 4.3.1 Crime and Deviance * 4.3.2 Theory and Methods. Examiners' tips throughout suggest how students can improve their exam performance. Detailed exam guidance, practice questions and sample answers are provided for each of the following: * A-level Paper 3 * A-level Paper 1 Question 6. To cover A-level topic 4.1.3 Theory and Methods in full, students will also need to refer to Collins Student Support Materials for AQA A-level Sociology: Education (ISBN 9780008221638).
The most up-to-date coverage and the most in-depth exam support for AQA A-level Sociology, from the bestselling authors of Sociology: Themes and Perspectives. Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: AS and A Level Sociology (7191, 7192) First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 This Student Book provides in-depth coverage of AQA's 2015 specifications, with chapters on Education, Research methods, Methods in context and Families and households. -The clear, easy to navigate structure is precisely mapped to the AQA specification, with chapters offering the depth, detail and clarity that students need to analyse and evaluate at the highest levels. -Support the full range of learners. Regular Summary' and Key Terms' boxes recap the main points and terminology for each section to consolidate understanding. -Detailed evaluation throughout stretches those aiming for the highest grades. In Now and Then' features, the authors of groundbreaking sociological studies re-evaluate their own work in their own words, helping students assess its relevance to contemporary society. -Build the skills required for exam success with AS and A-level exam practice questions for each topic, supported by sample responses at different levels for each question and examiner guidance drawn from the findings of the first AS and A-level exams. -Up-to-date: each Student Book covers the latest research, theoretical developments and studies, as well as government policy. Contemporary issues' features present up-to-date case studies, articles and data with questions asking students to apply sociological ideas to contemporary society. -Visually engaging: photographs with captions and activities draw students into topics, while panels from Sociology in Pictures give them a memorable snapshot of key methods and studies.
A new and accessible textbook designed to meet the specific requirements of AS Level Social Students, written by practising teachers and examiners. The book is divided into eight units: The individual and society Families and huseholds Education Wealth, welfare and poverty The mass media Health Research methods Preparing for the AS exam Each unit is divided into a number of topics, organised in a consistent and easy-to-follow format. Each topic contains text to develop knowledge, but also equal amounts of activities and suggestions for research to develop the subject-specific and 'key' skills needed.
This 4th edition of Collins' respected AQA A-level Sociology series is updated for the 215 AQA Sociology specifications. Covering AS and Year 1 of A-level, it will help students master the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their study and engage with contemporary society. This Student Book has been entered into the AQA approval process. This textbook has been revised by our team of expert authors, who are practicing sociologists, teachers, and HE experts. It includes full coverage of Education with Methods in Context; Culture and Identity; Families and Households; Health; and Work, Poverty and Welfare. Tried and tested content works alongside new features to ensure that students: * Understand essential theories and perspectives with up-to-date explanations and key concepts defined on the page * Engage with the latest research with in-depth explorations of new and classic research studies and accompanying questions * Develop proficiency in critical analysis with up-to-date case studies and questions focused on analysis and evaluation * Acquire strong research skills with practical tasks that actively involve students in the research process * Reflect and evaluate with prompt questions integrated into the explanation * Assess progress and apply learning with extensive practice questions for every topic, including both short answer and extended writing
The most up-to-date coverage and the most in-depth exam support for AQA A-level Sociology, from the bestselling authors of Sociology: Themes and Perspectives. Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: AS and A Level Sociology (7191, 7192) First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 This Student Book provides in-depth coverage of AQA's 2015 specifications, with chapters on Crime and deviance, Theory and methods and Beliefs in society. -The clear, easy to navigate structure is precisely mapped to the AQA specification, with chapters offering the depth, detail and clarity that students need to analyse and evaluate at the highest levels. -Support the full range of learners. Regular Summary' and Key Terms' boxes recap the main points and terminology for each section to consolidate understanding. -Detailed evaluation throughout stretches those aiming for the highest grades. In Now and Then' features, the authors of groundbreaking sociological studies re-evaluate their own work in their own words, helping students assess its relevance to contemporary society. -Build the skills required for exam success with A-level exam practice questions for each topic, supported by sample responses at different levels for each question and examiner guidance drawn from the findings of the first A-level exams. -Up-to-date: each Student Book covers the latest research, theoretical developments and studies, as well as government policy. Contemporary issues' features present up-to-date case studies, articles and data with questions asking students to apply sociological ideas to contemporary society. -Visually engaging: photographs with captions and activities draw students into topics, while panels from Sociology in Pictures give them a memorable snapshot of key methods and studies.
This 4th edition of Collins' respected AQA A-level Sociology series is updated for the 215 AQA Sociology specifications. Covering AS and Year 1 of A-level, it will help students master the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their study and engage with contemporary society. This Student Book has been entered into the AQA approval process. This textbook has been revised by our team of expert authors, who are practicing sociologists, teachers, and HE experts. It includes full coverage of Education with Methods in Context; Culture and Identity; Families and Households; Health; and Work, Poverty and Welfare. Tried and tested content works alongside new features to ensure that students: * Understand essential theories and perspectives with up-to-date explanations and key concepts defined on the page * Engage with the latest research with in-depth explorations of new and classic research studies and accompanying questions * Develop proficiency in critical analysis with up-to-date case studies and questions focused on analysis and evaluation * Acquire strong research skills with practical tasks that actively involve students in the research process * Reflect and evaluate with prompt questions integrated into the explanation * Assess progress and apply learning with extensive practice questions for every topic, including both short answer and extended writing
Build student understanding with this concept-drive approach to the AQA AS and A-level Sociology specifications. It will help them develop the skills to evaluate theories and research, and the knowledge to master sociological topics. Written by a team of leading sociology authors, this Year 2 textbook is approved by AQA for the 2015 AS and A-level Sociology specification. - Feel confident that the content for their course is covered in a clear and accessible way - Develop their knowledge and understanding with up-to-date features on key topics - Strengthen their learning and revision with plenty of practice and extension questions - Build important sociological skills with practical activities
Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
The only revision guide available for students preparing to take the GCSE in Hospitality & Catering. This WJEC endorsed guide takes a topic by topic approach that will highlight the key facts students need to know in order to succeed. Targeted exam questions also provide plenty of opportunity for practice. It offers clear guidance for the preparation of all elements of the qualification. It features: Full topic by topic support to help students get to grips with difficult and confusing areas Dedicated sections on how to successfully complete coursework tasks (Catering controlled assessments and Hospitality events tasks) Support in identifying the key facts of the required topics Targeted questions, revision tips and revision activities, which keep revision engaging and help to consolidate knowledge
In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.
'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.
Written by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new linear course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond. It develops true subject knowledge while also developing essential exam skills.
Ideal as a companion for any course at AS and A2, this bite-sized textbook will help students access, understand and revise for their exams.
This book provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of microeconometrics, the analysis of individual-level data on the economic behavior of individuals or firms using regression methods for cross section and panel data. The book is oriented to the practitioner. A basic understanding of the linear regression model with matrix algebra is assumed. The text can be used for a microeconometrics course, typically a second-year economics PhD course; for data-oriented applied microeconometrics field courses; and as a reference work for graduate students and applied researchers who wish to fill in gaps in their toolkit. Distinguishing features of the book include emphasis on nonlinear models and robust inference, simulation-based estimation, and problems of complex survey data. The book makes frequent use of numerical examples based on generated data to illustrate the key models and methods. More substantially, it systematically integrates into the text empirical illustrations based on seven large and exceptionally rich data sets.
Provides the essential foundation for psychology students, this is a revised and updated version of the most trusted introduction written by the bestselling psychology author Richard Gross. Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour has helped over half a million students worldwide. It is the essential introduction to psychology, covering all students need to know to understand and evaluate classic and contemporary topics. - Enables students to easily access psychological theories and research with colourful, user-friendly content and useful features including summaries, critical discussion and research updates - Helps students to understand the research process with contributions from leading psychologists including Elizabeth Loftus, Alex Haslam and David Canter - Ensures students are up to date with the latest issues and debates with this fully updated edition
This ambitious book by one of the most original and provocative thinkers in science studies offers a sophisticated new understanding of the nature of scientific, mathematical, and engineering practice and the production of scientific knowledge. Andrew Pickering offers a new approach to the unpredictable nature of change in science, taking into account the extraordinary number of factors—social, technological, conceptual, and natural—that interact to affect the creation of scientific knowledge. In his view, machines, instruments, facts, theories, conceptual and mathematical structures, disciplined practices, and human beings are in constantly shifting relationships with one another—"mangled" together in unforeseeable ways that are shaped by the contingencies of culture, time, and place. Situating material as well as human agency in their larger cultural context, Pickering uses case studies to show how this picture of the open, changeable nature of science advances a richer understanding of scientific work both past and present. Pickering examines in detail the building of the bubble chamber in particle physics, the search for the quark, the construction of the quarternion system in mathematics, and the introduction of computer-controlled machine tools in industry. He uses these examples to address the most basic elements of scientific practice—the development of experimental apparatus, the production of facts, the development of theory, and the interrelation of machines and social organization.

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