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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
Robert M. Pirsig

HarperTorch, 2006

One of the most important and influential books written in the past half-century, Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a powerful, moving, and penetrating examination of how we live . . . and a breathtaking meditation on how to live better. Here is the book that transformed a generation: an unforgettable narration of a summer motorcycle trip across America's Northwest, undertaken by a father and his young son. A ...
  
  











  



  
Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling (BK Business)
Edgar H Schein

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013

The Key to Effective Communication Communication is essential in a healthy organization. But all too often when we interact with people—especially those who report to us—we simply tell them what we think they need to know. This shuts them down. To generate bold new ideas, to avoid disastrous mistakes, to develop agility and flexibility, we need to practice Humble Inquiry. Ed Schein defines Humble Inquiry as “the fine art of drawing ...
  
  











  



  
The Wealth of Nations (Bantam Classics)
Adam Smith

Bantam Classics, 2003

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith It is symbolic that Adam Smith’s masterpiece of economic analysis, The Wealth of Nations , was first published in 1776, the same year as the Declaration of Independence. In his book, Smith fervently extolled the simple yet enlightened notion that individuals are fully capable of setting and regulating prices for their own goods and services. He argued passionately in favor of free trade, yet stood up ...
  
  











  



  
Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding
Jay McTighe, Grant Wiggins

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, 2013

What are essential questions, and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. ...
  
  











  



  
Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches
John W. Creswell

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2012

In this Third Edition of his bestselling text John W. Creswell explores the philosophical underpinnings, history, and key elements of each of five qualitative inquiry traditions: narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study. In his signature accessible writing style, the author relates research designs to each of the traditions of inquiry. He compares theoretical frameworks, ways to employ standards of ...
  
  











  



  
A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
Warren Berger

Bloomsbury USA, 2014

In this groundbreaking book, journalist and innovation expert Warren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, under-appreciated tool—one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning—deeply, imaginatively, “beautifully”—can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities. So why are we often ...
  
  











  



  
The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers
Johnny Saldaña

SAGE Publications Ltd, 2012

The Second Edition of Johnny Saldaña’s international bestseller provides an in-depth guide to the multiple approaches available for coding qualitative data. Fully up-to-date, it includes new chapters, more coding techniques and an additional glossary. In total, 32 coding methods are profiled that can be applied to a range of research genres from grounded theory to phenomenology to narrative inquiry. For each approach, Saldaña discusses ...
  
  











  



  
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Matthew B. Crawford

Penguin Books, 2010

A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands Called "the sleeper hit of the publishing season" ( The Boston Globe ), Shop Class as Soulcraft became an instant bestseller, attracting readers with its radical (and timely) reappraisal of the merits of skilled manual labor. On both economic and psychological grounds, author Matthew B. Crawford questions the educational ...
  
  











  



  
From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader
Stuart Greene, April Lidinsky

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011

Academic writing is a conversation — a collaborative exchange of ideas to pursue new knowledge. From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing by breaking it down into a series of comprehensible habits and skills that students can learn in order to join in. The extensive thematic reader opens up thought-provoking conversations being held throughout the academy and in the culture at ...
  
  











  



  
Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (Crewell, Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, ...
John W. Creswell

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2013

The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary consideration of philosophical assumptions, a review of the literature, an assessment of the use of theory in research approaches, and refl ections about the importance of writing and ethics in scholarly inquiry. He also presents the ...
  
  











  



  
Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions
Dan Rothstein, Luz Santana

Harvard Education Press, 2011

The authors of Make Just One Change argue that formulating one s own questions is the single most essential skill for learning and one that should be taught to all students. They also argue that it should be taught in the simplest way possible. Drawing on twenty years of experience, the authors present the Question Formulation Technique, a concise and powerful protocol that enables learners to produce their own questions, improve their ...
  
  











  



  
Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods
Michael Quinn Patton

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2001

The book that has been a resource and training tool for countless applied researchers, evaluators, and graduate students has been completely revised with hundreds of new examples and stories illuminating all aspects of qualitative inquiry. Patton has created the most comprehensive, systematic and up-to-date review of qualitative methods available. Patton has retained and expanded upon the Exhibits that highlight and summarize major issues and ...
  
  











  



  
Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
John W. Creswell

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2008

                The Bestselling Text is Completely Updated and Better than Ever! Praise for the Third Edition : “I have used the older edition with great success. The new one is even better.” —Kathleen Duncan, University of La Verne The Third Edition of the bestselling text Research Design by John W. Creswell enables readers to compare three approaches to research—qualitative, quantitative, and mixed ...
  
  











  



  
Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the ...
John C. Bean

Jossey-Bass, 2011

Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches, the book shows how teachers from any discipline can incorporate these activities into their ...
  
  











  



  
The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through Essential Breath Work
Donna Farhi

Holt Paperbacks, 1996

A groundbreaking approach to improving the quality of your life through the most readily accessible resource: your breath. These safe and easy-to-learn techniques can also be used to treat asthma and ease stress, depression, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions.
  
  











  



  
Comprehension & Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action
Stephanie Harvey, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels

Heinemann, 2009

"This book is about small-group projects that work. It's about combining what we know about the research process, about thinking, and about people working together to create a structure that consistently supports kids to build knowledge that matters in their lives." -Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels Watch a video overview from Steph and Smokey Listen to a podcast with Smokey and two master teachers who use inquiry circles ...
  
  











  



  
Action Research
Ernest T. Stringer

SAGE Publications, Inc, 2013

The Fourth Edition of Ernest T. Stringer’s best-selling Action Research offers easy-to-follow, clear guidelines that enable novice practitioner researchers to move comfortably through a process of inquiry and applied research. Featuring real-life examples and providing effective solutions that foster understanding of research procedures in real-life contexts, the book offers a simple but highly effective model for approaching action ...
  
  











  



  
Did Muhammad Exist?: An Inquiry into Islam's Obscure Origins
Robert Spencer

Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2014

Everything you thought you knew about Islam is about to change   This stunning book uncovers provocative evidence that forces us to ask: Did Muhammad, Islam’s founding prophet, even exist?   It is a question that few have thought—or dared—to ask. But the widely accepted story of Islam’s origins begins to crumble on close examination.   In Did Muhammad Exist? bestselling author Robert Spencer brings to ...
  
  











  



  
Principles of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applications
William Cunningham, Mary Cunningham

McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2012

Rather than the 25 to 30 chapters found in most environmental science textbooks, the authors have limited Principles of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applications to 16 chapters--perfect for the one-semester, non-majors environmental science course. True to its title, the goal of this concise text is to provide an up-to-date, introductory view of essential themes in environmental science along with offering students numerous opportunities ...
  
  











  



  
Inquiry into Life
Sylvia Mader, Michael Windelspecht

McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math, 2013

Basic biological concepts and processes with a human emphasis. From the unique delivery of biology content, to the time tested art program, to the complete integration of the text with technology, Dr. Sylvia Mader has formed a teaching system that will both motivate and enable your students to understand and appreciate the wonders of all areas of biology. Inquiry into Life , 14/e emphasizes the application of all areas of biology to ...
  
  











  








   



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