Chris Hart

  • Doing Your Masters Dissertation is a practical and comprehensive guide to researching, preparing and writing a dissertation at Masters level. It adopts a well-structured and logical approach, and takes the student through all the stages necessary to complete their research and write a successful dissertation.
    Key features of the book include:

    Step-by-step coverage - sections on choosing a topic, research design, methodology and presenting data and writing up
    An up-to-date list of key reference materials, both printed and electronic
    Advice on ethical guidelines
    Information on assessment criteria
    Student-focused throughout with a broad range of worked examples and guidelines for further reading.

    Written in an engaging and accessible manner, this textbook is an essential resource for postgraduate students across the social sciences required to complete a Masters dissertation.
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  • * How to create dynamic web pages with ASP.NET web forms and web server controls
    * How to display and manipulate data using ADO.NET and Visual Studio .NET components

    * How to persist state in different ways, within the "stateless" web environment

    * How to create XML files and XML schema, and how to use them for data transfer

    * How to integrate your web applications with others, through web services

    * How to make your application more secure, via the security features in ASP.NET and IIS

    * How to eliminate bugs and unexpected failures, through effective debugging and exception-handling techniques

    * How to improve the performance of your application and prepare it for release
     
    NOTE: There is an Apress title called Programming the Web with Visual Basic .NET (Torkelson, Peterson, Torkelson) but this title is aimed at a higher-level audience and is more of a `transition' book than an inspirational skills improvement book.

  • This book is a new introduction to the history and practice of economic anthropology by two leading authors in the field. They show that anthropologists have contributed to understanding the three great questions of modern economic history: development, socialism and one-world capitalism. In doing so, they connect economic anthropology to its roots in Western philosophy, social theory and world history. Up to the Second World War anthropologists tried and failed to interest economists in their exotic findings. They then launched a vigorous debate over whether an approach taken from economics was appropriate to the study of non-industrial economies. Since the 1970s, they have developed a critique of capitalism based on studying it at home as well as abroad. The authors aim to rejuvenate economic anthropology as a humanistic project at a time when the global financial crisis has undermined confidence in free market economics. They argue for the continued relevance of predecessors such as Marcel Mauss and Karl Polanyi, while offering an incisive review of recent work in this field. Economic Anthropology is an excellent introduction for social science students at all levels, and it presents general readers with a challenging perspective on the world economy today.
    Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

  • What is this book about? This book teaches you how to build custom ASP.NET Web sites from the ground up. An expert team of authors uses their extensive ASP.NET programming experience to give you hands-on instruction in the best way to create Web sites with ASP.NET. This completely updated edition features new examples, and all code is written and tested for ASP.NET version 1.1. What does this book cover? Here's what you will learn in this book: How to install and configure ASP.NET Basic programming principles for Visual Basic. NET, such as variables, controls structures, and procedural programming Techniques for applying these principles as you develop ASP.NET pages The minimum amount of object-oriented programming necessary to work successfully and efficiently with ASP.NET Key differences between ASP.NET 1.0 and 1.1, how to use the examples in this book with either version, and how to move from 1.0 to 1.1 Build ASP.NET sites faster using Microsoft's new, free WebMatrix tool Techniques for extending your ASP.NET sites to incorporate related tools and technologies, such as using ADO.NET for data source access Web Services for inter-Web site communication, and Server Controls for facilitating code maintenance and reuse How you can make your ASP.NET site production-ready through proper debugging, optimization, and security Who is this book for? This book is for beginners who have no previous experience of ASP, VB, XML, object-oriented programming, or the .NET framework. A little knowledge of HTML is useful, but not essential. All the concepts you need to create dynamic ASP.NET Web sites are presented and explained in full.

  • Mental health is a significant factor in providing effective nursing care for patients in hospital and residential settings. Non-mental health nursing staff often lack the confidence, knowledge and skills to effectively meet the mental health needs of patients who are experiencing psychiatric problems and psychological distress. Mental Health Care for Nurses: Applying mental health skills in the general hospital provides a step-by-step guide which will help nurses identify these needs and address them in practice.
    The first part of Mental Health Care for Nurses: Applying mental health skills in the general hospital explores the context of mental health care in hospital and residential settings and provides a practical framework for assessment, planning and delivery of mental health care. The second part explores specific topics such as self-harm and suicide prevention, caring for the patient displaying challenging behaviour, maternal and perinatal mental health problems, mental health problems associated with old age, mood disorders, and illicit drug and alcohol dependence.

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