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12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback): Jordan B Peterson 12 Rules For Life - An Antidote To Chaos (Paperback)
Jordan B Peterson 7
R320 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R93 (29%) Within 4 - 8 working days

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? A renowned psychologist answers hard questions with a unique combination of ancient wisdom and clinical experience.

Jordan Peterson's work as a clinical psychologist has reshaped the modern understanding of personality, and now he has become one of the world's most popular public thinkers, with his lectures on topics ranging from the Bible to romantic relationships drawing tens of millions of viewers. In an era of polarizing politics, echo chambers and trigger warnings, his startling message about the value of personal responsibility and the dangers of ideology has resonated around the world.

In this book, he combines ancient wisdom with decades of experience to provide twelve profound and challenging principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. Gripping, thought-provoking and deeply rewarding, 12 Rules For Life offers an antidote to the chaos in our lives: eternal truths applied to our modern problems.

A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback): Nene Molefi A Journey Of Diversity & Inclusion In South Africa - Guidelines For Leading Inclusively (Paperback)
Nene Molefi; Foreword by Justice Edwin Cameron
R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 In stock

"Over the past two decades, Nene has gained a reputation both locally and internationally as a thought-leader in diversity and inclusion, values-driven leadership and transformation. She has authored numerous publications, including contributing to the book Leadership Perspectives from the Front Line. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium, a think tank of globally-recognised diversity experts. She is an associate lecturer at GIBS on Global Diversity and Unconscious Bias, as well as an associate lecturer on Transformation Strategy for the Stellenbosch Business School. She is a sought-after speaker for conferences around the world."

"The ideas and experiences shared by author Nene Molefi speak directly to the troubling prejudices and inequities that persist in our world. Diversity and inclusion are more pressing than ever. Injustices and deep social divisions persist, personally and systemically. Racism, sexism, homophobia, and other forms of fear and hatred are not isolated. They remain embedded and they demand courageous, deliberate work. In this book, Nene uses her own story to cast a bright light on the transformation journey. Nene’s book quite vulnerably takes the reader on Nene’s personal journey. In addition to the deeply personal content, each chapter ends with practical guidelines on how to lead inclusively. Nene’s book offers hope and substance in our vision of a diverse and inclusive and just society." —Justice Edwin Cameron

The Disruptors - Social Entrepreneurs Re-inventing Business And Society (Paperback): Kerryn Krige, Gus Silber The Disruptors - Social Entrepreneurs Re-inventing Business And Society (Paperback)
Kerryn Krige, Gus Silber
R290 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R60 (21%) Within 4 - 10 working days

Can business change the world? Can the world change business?

For a new breed of social entrepreneurs, striving to build and grow enterprises that fight social ills, foster opportunity, and help to improve society, the answer is not can, it’s must. Impassioned by purpose, driven by dreams, emboldened by ideals, social entrepreneurs imagine a better way to a better world. And then they go out of their way to bring it to life. In the process, they shake the dust off old ways of thinking and disrupt the way business has always been done. In this book, brought to you by GIBS, a leading business school based in Johannesburg, you’ll get to meet The Disruptors.

Through these tales of daring, struggle, triumph and innovation, you’ll see the world through the eyes of a diverse range of social entrepreneurs, and learn their secrets for changing the world by changing business. From healthcare to mobile gaming, from education to recycling, from dancing to gardening, these are the game-changers, the difference-makers, the doers of good. Here are their stories.

The Practice of Social Research (Hardcover, 14th edition): Earl Babbie The Practice of Social Research (Hardcover, 14th edition)
Earl Babbie
R693 R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Save R98 (14%) In stock

A straightforward, comprehensive, and approachable guide to research as practiced by social scientists, the Fourteenth Edition of this "gold-standard" book gives readers the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both a researcher and a consumer. The author emphasizes the process by showing readers how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering critical questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data.

Another Country - Everyday Social Restitution (Paperback): Sharlene Swartz Another Country - Everyday Social Restitution (Paperback)
Sharlene Swartz
R285 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R59 (21%) Within 4 - 10 working days

In Another Country: Everyday Social Restitution, author Sharlene Swartz introduces the concept of `social restitution' - understood as the actions and attitudes that everyday people can undertake in dialogue with each other to `make things good' since `making things right' is impossible. In setting out an understanding of and an agenda for social restitution, she offers four ideas based on engaged reflection with sixty ordinary South Africans of all ages, colours and classes. First, injustice damages all our humanity and continues over time, and must be understood before we can simply move forward. Second, that a broad understanding of restitution is a helpful tool to bring about change, and that we need new language beyond the labels of victim and perpetrator to talk about our role in the past (such as beneficiary, resister, ostrich, architect or implementer). Third, that restitution should aim at restoring dignity, opportunity, belonging and memory, and so should include not only symbolic but also practical and financial acts. Fourth, that there is something for everyone to do - individuals and communities, alongside government and institutional efforts, and the best way to decide on what action should be taken is to decide together, in dialogue, across previous divides. This book offers stories, ideas and strong theories for how South Africa can be Another Country in our lifetime.

Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions (Paperback, 2nd ed): K. Durrheim, C. Tredoux Numbers, Hypotheses & Conclusions (Paperback, 2nd ed)
K. Durrheim, C. Tredoux 2
R628 R528 Discovery Miles 5 280 Save R100 (16%) In stock

Statistics and quantitative methods are brought to life for social science students in this tutorial course. This revised edition provides an overview of entry- and intermediate-level statistics, and the accompanying material on the CD provides extensive practice. Both the text and the CD are structured to make learning self-directed, thus numerous worked examples, exercises, activities and tests are included. The emphasis, throughout, is on practice. Students are expected to engage with the material and experience first-hand the multiple aspects of data and statistical analysis.

Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Hardcover): Hans Rosling Factfulness - Ten Reasons We're Wrong about the World--And Why Things Are Better Than You Think (Hardcover)
Hans Rosling; Contributions by Ola Rosling, Anna Rosling Reonnlund
R324 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R95 (29%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Enlightenment Now - The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress (Hardcover): Steven Pinker Enlightenment Now - The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress (Hardcover)
Steven Pinker
R609 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R157 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days

The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels Of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.

Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing.

Far from being a na´ve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation.

With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.

Doing Your Research Project (Paperback, 7th edition): Judith Bell, Stephen Waters Doing Your Research Project (Paperback, 7th edition)
Judith Bell, Stephen Waters
R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Within 7 - 12 working days

Step-by-step advice on completing an outstanding research project. This is the market-leading book for anyone doing a research project for the first time. Clear, concise and extremely readable, this bestselling resource provides a practical, step-by-step guide from initial concept through to completion of your final written research report. Thoroughly updated but retaining its well-loved style, this 7th edition provides: * A brand new first chapter describing what it means to carry out research, the role of the researcher and the difference between qualitative and quantitative research methods. * An update to the chapter on using social media in research to include ethical considerations; and the blurring of the lines when considering information collected via Social Media, referred to by D'Orazio (2013) as `qualitative data on a quantitative scale'. * An online review of the latest tools to collect and analyse both quantitative and qualitative data gathered from social media sites, such as Survey Monkey, Wufoo, Pulsar (Online Twitter Search Platform); keyword searches in Yammer; the use of Google Analytics and other metric software; and the similarities and differences between how the researcher might use the diary/journal as a record of experience and posting on social media as a record in real-time * Further coverage on how to protect research participants, including advice from the World Health Organisation on how to conduct research in health-based settings. * More detailed explanation of how to conduct online literature searches, not only using Google but also other research-based search engines such as CINAHL and PubMed and professionally-focussed sites e.g. medicine and local government. * To support your learning, questions at the end of each chapter which prompt you to reflect on your research journey. This practical, no-nonsense guide is vital reading for all those embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study in any discipline, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education and health. "The latest edition provides extensive coverage of all that a research student might need to know. The expanse of the topics covered enables this book to be indispensable to a great range of students, not only at different levels of study but also in a variety of disciplines. Bell and Waters present an honest and practical look at a daunting academic undertaking and provide the student with a resource that is currently has no parallel. This new edition brings the text up to date with a look at some of the more creative approaches the research project might take and challenges students to think before making research decisions." Dr Sue Schutz PhD, MSc, RNT, RGN, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Designing your first research proposal - A manual for researchers in education and the social sciences (Paperback, 2nd ed): R.... Designing your first research proposal - A manual for researchers in education and the social sciences (Paperback, 2nd ed)
R. Vithal, J. Jansen
R176 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R21 (12%) In stock

Appropriate for various disciplines, including law, science, social work, and mathematics, this updated manual presents a simple, clear, and coherent strategy for preparing a research proposal. From selecting a focus to presenting a solid conclusion, this practical, application-centered handbook offers step-by-step instructions on how to write a proposal for basic and advanced research projects.

Statistical Methods for Psychology, International Edition (Paperback, International Edition): David C. Howell Statistical Methods for Psychology, International Edition (Paperback, International Edition)
David C. Howell
R772 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R110 (14%) In stock

STATISTICAL METHODS FOR PSYCHOLOGY, 8E, International Edition surveys the statistical techniques commonly used in the behavioral and social sciences, especially psychology and education. To help students gain a better understanding of the specific statistical hypothesis tests that are covered throughout the text, author David Howell emphasize conceptual understanding. Along with significantly updated discussions of effect size and meta-analysis, this Eighth Edition continues to focus on two key themes that are the cornerstones of this book's success: the importance of looking at the data before beginning a hypothesis test, and the importance of knowing the relationship between the statistical test in use and the theoretical questions being asked by the experiment.

Why States Recover - Changing Walking Societies Into Winning Nations, From Afghanistan To Zimbabwe (Paperback): Greg Mills Why States Recover - Changing Walking Societies Into Winning Nations, From Afghanistan To Zimbabwe (Paperback)
Greg Mills
R310 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R44 (14%) Within 4 - 8 working days

State failure takes many forms.

Somalia offers one extreme. A collapse of central authority as the outcome of a prolonged civil war, where authority descends into competing factions—headed by warlords—around the spoils of local commerce, power and international aid. At the other end of the scale is Malawi. During President Bingu’s second term in office, the country’s economy collapsed as a result of poor policies and personalised politics. On the surface, save the petrol queues, it was stable; underneath, the polity was fractured, the economy broken.

Between these two extremes of state failure are all manner of examples. Drawing on research in more than thirty countries, incorporating interviews with a dozen leaders, Mills disaggregates state failure and identify instances of recovery in Latin America, Asia and Africa. All the while he returns to his key questions: how do countries recover, and what roles ought insiders and outsiders play to aid that process?

Doing Research in the Real World (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): David E Gray Doing Research in the Real World (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
David E Gray
R920 R808 Discovery Miles 8 080 Save R112 (12%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback* Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. Pragmatic and inspiring, this applied book will help you to complete your research quickly and well. David Gray's advice is both positive and sensible as he walks you through each step of the research process from start to finish. Weaving quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods together, he encourages you to consider flexible options and to choose the most appropriate methods for your projects. Setting out the realities of conducting research in real-world settings, David will help you to find the practical tools - and the confidence - you need to make good research choices as well as providing coverage of a wide range of assessment techniques and employability skills. The book also introduces an incredible range of digital resources: * Award-winning video to bring concepts to life * Video top tips from David * Case studies from experts * Journal articles to showcase real research * Interactive glossary flashcards * Multiple choice questions to test yourself with * Multidisciplinary data sets * Downloadable checklists to guide you. Brimming with energy and grounded in reality, this book is still your definitive companion to research - from theory to design, data collection to data analysis and writing up to dissemination this book has everything you need to excel. *Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781526418524). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).

Research Design - Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (Paperback, 5th ed.): John W. Creswell, J David... Research Design - Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (Paperback, 5th ed.)
John W. Creswell, J David Creswell
R1,200 Discovery Miles 12 000 Within 7 - 11 working days
Making Sense of the Social World Interactive eBook - Methods of Investigation (Digital product license key, 4th Revised... Making Sense of the Social World Interactive eBook - Methods of Investigation (Digital product license key, 4th Revised edition)
Daniel F. Chambliss, Russell K. Schutt
R1,098 R1,022 Discovery Miles 10 220 Save R76 (7%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This an engaging introduction to social research for students who need to understand methodologies and results, but who may never conduct research themselves. It provides a balanced treatment of qualitative and quantitative methods, integrating substantive examples and research techniques throughout. It is written in a less formal style than many comparable texts, complete with practical examples drawn from everyday experience. This dynamic new Interactive eBook version is ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It provides students with integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, and more.

Awaken the Power within - In Defense of Self-Help (Paperback): Albert Amao Awaken the Power within - In Defense of Self-Help (Paperback)
Albert Amao
R263 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R65 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Doing Qualitative Research (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): David Silverman Doing Qualitative Research (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
David Silverman
R814 R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Save R101 (12%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback* Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here. Accessible, practical, and packed with indispensable advice, this bestselling textbook is the perfect hands-on guide for any student embarking on their own research. With expert advice from the author and real-life experiences from students, this book shows you how to go from the ideas of research to the practicalities of designing, conducting, and writing about your research yourself. What's new in this edition: * Fully interactive digital field guide including video tutorials and real data to practice with * An improved structure that takes you step-by-step form start to finish * An overview and practical guidance on mixed methods and working with different kinds of data The free digital field guide secures its place as the `take this everywhere' textbook that supports students both in the classroom and in the field providing access via tablet/phone/laptop for easy access to: - A readymade bibliography of qualitative research contained in SAGE journal articles curated by the author, to enrich reading and offer top research articles to cite; - Definitions to explain key concepts and methods to deepen understanding of what is discussed in the text; - David's quick, practical video tips and instructional guidance for when students are in the field (or preparing to go into it). David steps in as an instant supervisor to give encouragement and avoid common pitfalls; - A treasure chest of online resources and weblinks chosen by David offering expert guidance on how to do research and do it better. These include research websites and resources as well as insider guides from trusted experts, links to organizations/software, online text/articles; - Datasets provide students with research data on which to practice organizing, analysing, and drawing conclusions; -'Cheat sheets' and reflective trackers students can use to monitor their progress and plan and manage projects. *Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781526441614). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).

Investigating the Social World - The Process and Practice of Research (Paperback, 9th Revised edition): Russell K. Schutt Investigating the Social World - The Process and Practice of Research (Paperback, 9th Revised edition)
Russell K. Schutt
R2,151 R1,981 Discovery Miles 19 810 Save R170 (8%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Educational Research - Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): R. Burke Johnson,... Educational Research - Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
R. Burke Johnson, Larry B. Christensen
R2,029 R1,878 Discovery Miles 18 780 Save R151 (7%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches, Fourth Edition is a graduated text that introduces readers to the fundamental logic of empirical research and the sources of research ideas. Detailed descriptions guide students through the design and implementation of actual research studies with a balanced examination of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research. Definitions of key terms are provided in the margins for easy reference and to help students understand the multiple research methods and strategies used in education and related fields. New Features: - Student study site materials are integrated within the text, with the use of marginal icons depicting interactive concept maps, journal articles, and tools and tips. - New "Action Research" activity for each chapter is included. - A chapter on Writing the Research report incorporates changes in new edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, and includes a sample manuscript using APA style. - New exhibits on Egon G. Guba and Donald T. Campbell, and a new table on applying qualitative research validity strategies are incorporated. - New material on research paradigms, types of plagiarism, using free software for random sampling and assignment, nomological vs. ideographic causation are integrated. - Several chapters are slightly shortened and made simpler, without sacrificing any of the book's rigor.

Doing Your Early Years Research Project - A Step by Step Guide (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Guy Roberts-Holmes Doing Your Early Years Research Project - A Step by Step Guide (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Guy Roberts-Holmes
R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Within 7 - 12 working days

This bestselling guide to undertaking your Early Years research project takes the reader on a practical step-by-step journey. Breaking down each section into accessible and digestible topics, and accompanied by a multitude of practical examples, case studies, research summaries and key points, the author brings this process to life. The updated and revised fourth edition includes: Useful additional resources at the end of each chapter Extended material on the child's voice within research Signposted glossary terms throughout the text Updated website materials for further study From learning how to structure and organise your project, through to the final presentation and written report of your findings, this is the essential guide and companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students throughout their early childhood and social science courses. Guy Roberts-Holmes will be discussing key ideas from Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step-by-Step Guide in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.

Research Design - Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): John W. Creswell, J... Research Design - Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
John W. Creswell, J David Creswell
R1,226 R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Save R221 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days
Mass Media Research, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Roger D. Wimmer, Joseph R. Dominick Mass Media Research, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Roger D. Wimmer, Joseph R. Dominick
R650 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R94 (14%) Within 8 - 13 working days

This title begins with an overview of mass communication research and the ethics of research. It then explores each major approach to research, including qualitative research, content analysis, survey research, longitudinal research, and experimental research. The text continues with a section on data analysis and concludes with a forward-looking section on applying research methods to the primary areas of interest including print, electronic media, advertising, and public relations. Coverage of mass media research and the Internet, which was presented in a concluding chapter in the previous edition, has now been integrated as appropriate throughout the text.

Enhanced Ethnographic Methods - Audiovisual Techniques, Focused Group Interviews, and Elicitation (Paperback): Jean J.... Enhanced Ethnographic Methods - Audiovisual Techniques, Focused Group Interviews, and Elicitation (Paperback)
Jean J. Schensul, Margaret Diane LeCompte, B.K. Nastasi, Stephen P. Borgatti
R663 Discovery Miles 6 630 Within 7 - 15 working days

A newer edition of this book is available for ordering at the following web address: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780759122031 In addition to the traditional use of participant observation, interviews, and surveys, qualitative researchers have developed a variety of other methods to obtain information in their studies. Visual data from film and still photographs are now supplemented with video and computer techniques and are used in many settings. Focused group interviews, once in the domain of market researchers, are now regularly used by qualitative researchers as well. Elicitation techniques, such as triads, pile sorts, and freelists, originally developed by cognitive anthropologists have been widely adopted to help understand the inner workings of the members of a group. In this brief volume, these three sets of methods are explained in simple, practical language. The authors describe when and how to use these sets of techniques for community research, market research, and formative evaluation and other health, social welfare, and educational settings both domestically and internationally.

Introducing Psychological Research - Sixty Studies That Shape Psychology (Hardcover, New): Philip Banyard, Andrew Grayson Introducing Psychological Research - Sixty Studies That Shape Psychology (Hardcover, New)
Philip Banyard, Andrew Grayson
R1,795 Discovery Miles 17 950 Within 7 - 15 working days

Students of psychology have long faced the problem of tracking down original research articles, which are generally scattered in hard-to-find journals or presented in watered-down form in text books. In Introducing Psychological Research, Philip Banyard and Andrew Grayson have resolved this dilemma once and for all by providing detailed summaries and background information for sixty-three of the most influential studies in psychology.

The studies included in this remarkable reference illustrate the breadth of psychological research covering the areas of biological psychology, comparative psychology, social psychology, human diversity, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, and health psychology. Among the ground- breaking trials highlighted are Piaget's cognitive approach; the jigsaw technique; the prison simulation; the Robbers' Cave; and the Minimal Group Studies. Contributors to this collection include Stanley Milgram, Philip Zimbardo, Henry Tajfel, B. F. Skinner, Niko Tinbergen, Sandra Bem, Carol Gilligan, Sigmund Freud, and Albert Bandura.

Design Research - Synergies from Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Paperback): Jesper Simonsen, Jorgen Ole Barenholdt, Monika... Design Research - Synergies from Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Paperback)
Jesper Simonsen, Jorgen Ole Barenholdt, Monika Buscher, John Damm Scheuer
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Within 7 - 12 working days

Design Research is a new interdisciplinary research area with a social science orientation at its heart, and this book explores how scientific knowledge can be put into practice in ways that are at once ethical, creative, helpful, and extraordinary in their results. In order to clarify the common aspects - in terms of features and approaches - that characterize all strands of research disciplines addressing design, Design Research undertakes an in-depth exploration of the social processes involved in doing design, as well as analyses of the contexts for design use. The book further elicits `synergies from interdisciplinary perspectives' by discussing and elaborating on differing academic perspectives, theoretical backgrounds, and design concept definitions, and evaluating their unique contribution to a general core of design research. This book is an exciting contribution to this little explored field, and offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of design and the design process. It is valuable reading for students in disciplines such as design studies and theory, participatory design, informatics, arts based education, planning, sociology, and interdisciplinary programmes in humanities and technology.

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