19 results for Book, 2013

  • Staples tax guide 2013.

    Veal, J.; Turner, T.; Macalister, C. (2013)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

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  • Academic writing.

    Strongman, L. (2013)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    The purpose of the fourteen chapters of this monograph is to provide an introduction to the practice of academic writing with an emphasis on prose writing in particular, for both print-based and online media. Each of the fourteen chapters explores different aspects of academic writing from practical, professional and theoretical perspectives. The book is written for students, teachers and educators at tertiary organisations.

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  • Positive psychologists on positive psychology (2nd Vol).

    Jarden, A.; Bruna, M. O.; Lahti, E.; Zhao, Y. (2013)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    What is positive psychology? When, where and how did positive psychology develop? What is it like to use positive psychology applications in the real world of professional practice? How much do helping professionals utilise positive psychology frameworks? Why do some practitioners opt for particular positive psychology applications and frameworks over others? How much do they know about positive psychology? What kind of positive psychology research is being applied in the real world, how and by whom? Who is doing the cutting edge positive psychology research? Where is the field of positive psychology heading, and how is it going to get there? Positive Psychologists on Positive Psychology (volume 2) explores these kinds of questions and issues by interviewing fourteen experts in different areas of positive psychology. It also looks at what leads people to become involved in positive psychology, what has happened to their viewpoints over time, and what concerns, hopes, and observations they have about this promising developing field. All the interviewees are vastly experienced experts in the field of positive psychology, either because of their research or publication track record, or because they are well known in the positive psychology community either internationally or in their respective countries. This book is intended to be of interest and use to those who have recently moved into the field of positive psychology or to those who are thinking of doing so. If you would like to know what some of the experts think and are looking for more insight into the field of positive psychology, this book will help.

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  • The mechanical pencil: concepts in distance education.

    Strongman, L. (2013)

    Book
    Open Polytechnic

    The purpose of this book is to define and explain concepts in distance learning academia. The intended audience are students, faculty, staff and managers at tertiary education organizations. The ten chapters elucidate factors, concepts and trends which increasingly effect the academic environment of distance learning, such as: creativity; communication practices; culture, identity and equity; academic freedom; good study habits; ethics; Open Educational Resources (OER); networking; and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

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  • Psychological dimensions of retirement.

    Alpass, Fiona; Paddison, Johanna; Flett, Ross; Wright, Sarah; Pachana, Nancy; Biggs, Herbert; Pennington, Helen; Neville, Stephen (2013)

    Book
    Massey University

    The chapters that follow examine the character of, and issues relating to, western retirement experiences. As our populations age, issues relating to the nature of retirement are of growing importance. Population ageing is a global issue. For instance, Jacobsen, Kent, Lee, & Mather (2011) report that currently one-fifth of the Japanese population is aged over 65 and estimated to increase to one-third of the population by 2040. Based on Bogomolny’s (2004) calculations, by 2025, there will 2 workers in Japan for every person over 65. By 2030 to 2040, 20% of the United States population (i.e., 70 million people), will be aged over 65 (Conrad Glass & Flynn, 2000; Jacobsen, Kent, Lee & Mather, 2011). A drop in the number of workers per government funded beneficiaries from 3.3. to 2.2 has also been predicted (Social Security Board of Trustees, 2008). Many European countries will have similarly high proportions of their population aged over 65 (Heyma, 2004) with concomitant dependency ratios, as will Australia and New Zealand (Kippen, 2002; Statistics New Zealand, 2012). In the 1970s and 1980s there was a trend toward early retirement, however this began to be reversed in many countries in the 1990s. Participation rates in most OECD countries for older workers (50-64 years) have increased to an average of 63% in 2008. Some countries have seen considerable increases in participation rates for these workers (e.g. New Zealand, Netherlands) and in even older workers (65-69 years) (OECD, 2011). Along with the increasing expansion of working lives has come an evolution of the pathways to retirement. Retirement is no longer necessarily a “clean break” from the workforce, with many researchers arguing that the transition from work to retirement is now “blurred”. Retirement is not a single discrete event but can be viewed as an individual process, where for many paid employment still plays a significant role well into the “third age”. The changing nature of retirement over the past few decades highlights the need to continually reassess how we conceptualise it in the literature and how it impacts on the individual, organisations and society. This book seeks to address some of the psychological dimensions of retirement prominent in the literature. The initial chapter of this book outlines a number of definitions pertinent to the topic of retirement. This is followed by an examination of issues that affect retirement decisions. Next, psychological wellbeing and physical health issues are examined in relation to retirement. The final chapters examine the interplay between work and retirement, the role of leisure in retirement, the experiences of women, and the sources and role of social support in retirement.

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  • Pacific Archaeology: Documenting the Past 50,000 Years

    (2013)

    Book
    University of Otago

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  • Energy Cultures: Implications for Policymakers

    Barton, Barry; Blackwell, Sally; Carrington, Gerry; Ford, Rebecca; Lawson, Rob; Stephenson, Janet; Thorsnes, Paul; Williams, John (2013-02)

    Book
    University of Otago

    The Energy Cultures research project (2009-2012) was planned to help inform policy making related to residential energy use and energy efficiency in New Zealand. It sought, in part, to help address the difficulties faced by government agencies in achieving the economically viable potential for residential electricity savings. In particular, the project set out to examine household energy behaviour in relation to space heating and hot water heating, which together account for around 60% of household energy use. The programme was designed as a number of discrete research projects, linked together by the Energy Cultures conceptual framework. This report presents the policy implications of the multiple findings of that research.

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  • Pleasure, profit and pain: Alcohol in New Zealand and the contemporary culture of intoxication

    McEwan, Brett James; Campbell, Maxine M.; Lyons, Antonia; Swain, David (2013)

    Book
    University of Waikato

    This book details the rich, complex and often contested role of alcohol in New Zealand society. It explores the three fundamental alcohol rights that continue to fight for dominance of the national drinking culture: the rights of individual drinkers to enjoy the pleasures of alcohol, the rights of society to protect itself from the harms of alcohol, and the rights of the alcohol industry to profit from the sale of a legal commodity. Historically, most of our intoxicated drinkers were adult males and drinking was typically separated from family, food and entertainment. With the sweeping social changes of the 1960s and 1970s, women and later young people, increasingly engaged with alcohol. A growing proportion of these groups have since joined men in a culture of intoxication, or binge drinking culture as it is often termed. New Zealand is not alone however, in having a culture of intoxication, with similar alcohol consumption patterns evident in many other developed nations. This book identifies the local and the global influences that have affected New Zealand society (and much of the rest of the world) since the late 1900s and details how these influences have sustained the contemporary culture of intoxication. Finally, this book will propose that to implement effective change to our national drinking culture, the rights of the alcohol industry and of individual drinkers will need to be pulled back from the liberal excesses that the 1980s and 1990s provided. A re-balancing is required in order to strengthen and sustain society’s right to protect itself from alcohol-related harm.

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  • Maori and Mining

    Ruckstuhl, Katharina; Carter, Lyn; Easterbrook, Luke; Gorman, Andrew R; Rae, Hauauru; Ruru, Jacinta; Ruwhiu, Diane; Stephenson, Janet; Suszko, Abbey; Thompson-Fawcett, Michelle; Turner, Rachel (2013-09)

    Book
    University of Otago

    A multi-disciplinary study on how mining in New Zealand relates to and impacts on Maori - Iwi, hapu and whanau. The book covers a myriad of topics: resource extraction issues (including fracking), Treaty of Waitangi issues and rights, Legal rights and legislation covering mining in New Zealand, environmental and economic impacts, matauranga Maori, and the mechanics of mining - both off shore and land-based. There is also information on how interntional indigenous peoples have responded to mining.

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  • Cosmopolitanism versus Non-Cosmopolitanism: Critiques, Defenses, Reconceptualizations

    Various authors (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    The debate between cosmopolitans and non-cosmopolitans flourishes. Contributors continue to disagree over at least fourteen core issues analyzed in this work, including these questions: What is distinctive about a cosmopolitan approach to matters of justice? What does the commitment to the ideal of moral equality entail for global justice? Does membership in associations, especially national ones, matter to our duties to one another in the global context? Does the global economic order violate the rights of the poor or harm their interests in ways that require reform or redress? What is it to be a good "world citizen" and is this in conflict with local duties and being a good citizen of a state? To what extent are cosmopolitan and special duties reconcilable? Do cosmopolitan or non-cosmopolitan theories provide a better account of our obligations or a more useful framework for mediating the interests of compatriots and non-compatriots? This timely volume advances the discussion on many of the questions over which cosmopolitans and non-cosmopolitans continue to disagree. All the chapters explore new work and contribute to advancing the debate, and none has been published previously. Together, they demonstrate how nuanced and sophisticated some of the debate has become. The variety of topics that the debate encompasses suggests that mastering the issues is important to understanding much contemporary moral and political theorizing.

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  • Western Maternity and Medicine, 1880-1990

    Greenlees, J; Bryder, Linda (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    The contributors to this collection look into the experiences of women in the Western world going through pregnancy and birth over the last hundred years. Essays explore the impact of the professionalization of the medical services, the factors that influenced women's decisions over their choice of health care and whether childbirth was seen as a natural or a medical event.

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  • Voicing Trauma and Truth: Narratives of Disruption and Transformation

    (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    This volume brings together a worldwide array of phenomena and research programmes associated with working with trauma. Wide-ranging in content, it truly represents the interdisciplinary nature of current research, providing dynamic and valuable crossovers between differing research practices. presented to provide different perspectives of the experience of trauma: the personal; the subjective/objective; and the collective.

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  • Muddy urbanism: Generating a productive coastline for Auckland

    Waghorn, Kathy; Barrie, Andrew (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Muddy Urbanism is a special urban-research workshop at The School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland. The design research documented in this book proposes new interfaces between urban policy, ecological systems and community participation for the regeneration of an urban river catchment in the city’s inner west. The research amplifies the local as a critical site of intervention to design frameworks for rethinking existing land use, public and environmental infrastructure, and neighbourhood-based socio-economic development, in order to re-imagine a productive coastline for the many different waterfronts of Auckland. Muddy Urbanism was initiated as part of the 5th Auckland Triennial, curated by Hou Hanru and was first presented at the Auckland Art Gallery in May, 2013. Muddy Urbanism is led by Kathy Waghorn from The University of Auckland in collaboration with Teddy Cruz, Professor of Public Culture at the University of California, San Diego and co-founder of the Center for Urban Ecologies.

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  • South Sudanese Diaspora in Australasia: Reconciling the Past with the Present

    Marlowe, J; Harris, A; Lyons, T (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Since 1996, approximately 30,000 South Sudanese people have immigrated to Australia and New Zealand via humanitarian pathways. This text offers insight into these associated communities’ resettlement experiences and provides a broader sociological context in which the South Sudanese diaspora can be seen within global migration studies. The text’s strength is its close relationship to the work of culturally and disciplinarily diverse scholars bringing contemporary research on South Sudanese resettlement together in one book. This collection provides: • Contemporary research that critically examines the experiences of South Sudanese settlement and its associated successes, concerns and challenges; • Social, theoretical, historical and policy implications associated with resettlement; • An informed and reflective focus on substantive resettlement issues such as education, health, housing, Australian and customary law, employment, integration and discrimination. • Current demographics of the South Sudanese not available elsewhere The South Sudanese community is one of Australia’s fastest growing new populations, and yet there are limited understandings of their experiences, concerns, aspirations and the associated implications for being able to meaningfully participate in Australian and New Zealand public life. This edited text provides a focused collection of research by established and emerging researchers who offer insight into the complexities, opportunities and challenges related to the lived experiences of resettlement.

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  • A Developmental and Negotiated Approach to School Self-Evaluation

    Various Authors (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    School review and evaluation is a contested policy field. The Education Review Office in New Zealand takes a collaborative process based on school self-evaluations. A contrast is with England where OfSTED uses a low-trust and punitive approach to school inspection. This volume looks in some detail at the New Zealand case in a range of articles from leading New Zealand researchers. This case is positioned globally by three international commentators and contributors from single countries.

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  • In the Beginning A History of the Medical Unit at Auckland Hospital and the Formative Years for the Department of Medicine, the University of Auckland

    Richmond, DE; Miller, TE; Murphy, Judith (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    An informative and entertaining account of the development, over a 40 year period, of an empty ward at Auckland Hospital into a prestigious academic department in the newly established medical school at the University of Auckland. The historical details are balanced with personal stories, memories and anecdotes told through the voices of those that were there.

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  • Managing Expatriates: A Return on Investment Approach

    McNulty, Y; Inkson, James (2013)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Expatriation is a big topic and is getting bigger. Over 200 million people worldwide now live and work in a country other than their country of origin. Tens of billions of dollars are spent annually by organizations that move expatriates around the world. Yet, despite the substantial costs involved, expatriation frequently results in an unsatisfactory return on investment (ROI), with little or no knowledge as to how to improve it. Why is this so? Te problem overwhelmingly lies in the poor delivery of effective expatriate management which is frequently handicapped by a lack of understanding of international careers and the forces that drive competition in the “global war for talent,” an increasingly short-term profit-driven focus and a failure to adopt the rational strategic approach that organizations automatically apply to other areas of their business. Drawing on more than a decade of expertise, research, and publications in top journals, we contend that the key to getting a satisfactory ROI from expatriates is in understanding expatriates themselves, about whose experiences we have extensive information. We provide a practical “insider’s” guide which reveals why expatriates seek and accept international assignments, how they feel impacted by new forms of remuneration and other working conditions, how international assignments fit in with their longer-term career aspirations, and what complications arise in terms of their families. These are considered in a context that includes the understanding of the drivers for mobility in organizations, emerging trends in global staffing, the global war for talent, and alternative strategies to expatriation. We outline for managers and consultants what modern-day global mobility is like (based on our decade-long study with nearly four hundred expatriates and their managers, over a hundred of whom we interviewed personally), how it is changing, and why now, more than ever, a hard-nosed ROI approach is necessary. By drawing on our extensive experience and research, observations of key trends, and “crystal ball”predictions, we define new practices for managing global mobility and consider forecasted trends in expatriation over the next decade. Our aim is to explain what expatriate ROI is, why it matters, and how organizations can improve expatriate management to secure a higher ROI. This has not been addressed in any book to date. Our audience is executives responsible for strategy development across a range of functions including those who manage global staff such as expatriates. Our secondary audiences includes consultants and recruiters who may be enabled to provide more effective support to their clients; as a supplementary text or MBA courses in international HRM and international business;as a supplementary text or required reading for executive MBA programs;expatriates themselves who may gain potentially new insights into their career paths and how best to negotiate better employment contracts; and other professionals and managers who think they may be asked at some stage to expatriate or who wish to do so.

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  • Statistical Models for Proportions and Probabilities

    Seber, George (2013-07-30)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    ​Methods for making inferences from data about one or more probabilities and proportions are a fundamental part of a statistician’s toolbox and statistics courses. Unfortunately many of the quick, approximate methods currently taught have recently been found to be inappropriate. This monograph gives an up-to-date review of recent research on the topic and presents both exact methods and helpful approximations. Detailed theory is also presented for the different distributions involved, and can be used in a classroom setting. It will be useful for those teaching statistics at university level and for those involved in statistical consulting.

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  • Counseling Issues A Handbook For Counselors And Psychotherapists

    Seber, George (2013-02-09)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Here is a comprehensive handbook of twenty-two chapters covering all the major issues a counsellor or psychotherapist might meet in the counseling room. The book is very practical and is based on sound psychological principles. It provides a wealth of ideas for counseling and for structuring a series of counseling sessions. It is particularly accessible to the inexperienced counsellor or psychotherapist who is often looking for some guidance on a particular topic without having to read a whole book on the subject or read something more technical. The book covers basic emotional issues such as anger, shame, anxiety, stress, grief, depression, anxiety disorders, and suicide risk, and behavioural issues like addiction, phobias, and compulsive behaviours such as self-harm and obsessive compulsive disorder. There are also chapters on relationship issues such as divorce, abuse of various kinds, dysfunctional relationships, adoption, blended families, and strategies for couple counseling. There are two chapters on personality disorders. A biblical viewpoint is added at the end of each chapter for the Christian counsellor and pastor. There is an extensive list of about 500 references along with internet references throughout, providing a rich source for further reading. The chapters are mainly independent with minimum cross-referencing.

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