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New Books in Communication!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: July 2, 2013
  • Filed Under: New Comm Books

New books of particular interest to faculty and students in the Communication Department. Preview a handful of books below, or browse the full list of most recent arrivals.

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Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring
edited by Jonathan Passmore, David B. Peterson, and Teresa Freire
Wiley-Blackwell
Online
2013
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whiteracialframe

The White Racial Frame: Centuries of White Racial Framing and Counter-framing
by Joe R. Feagin
(2nd Edition)
Routledge
2013

hdbkmediapsych

The Oxford Handbook of Media Psychology
edited by Karen E. Dill
Oxford University Press
Online
2013
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socialnet

The Social Net: Understanding Our Online Behavior
edited by Yair Amichai-Hamburger
(2nd Edition)
Oxford University Press
2013
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New Books in Research Methods

New books for research methods in social science. Preview a few titles below or browse the full list of latest arrivals in this area. Also check out our new additions from the Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods collection.

researchmatters

Research Matters: A Guide to Research Writing
by Rebecca Moore Howard and Amy Rupiper Taggart
McGraw-Hill
2013
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beginnersguide

Beginner’s Guide to Doing Qualitative Research: How to Get Into the Field, Collect Data, and Write Up Your Project
by Erin Horvat
Teacher’s College Press
2013
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usablesocialscience

Usable Social Science
by Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed
University of California Press
Online
2013

quantumsocsci

Quantum Social Science
by Emmanuel Haven and Andrei Yu. Khrennikov
by Cambridge University Press
2013
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New Books in Communication!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: May 30, 2013
  • Filed Under: New Comm Books

New books of particular interest to students and faculty in the Communication Department are arriving in the library. Preview a few titles below or browse the full list of latest arrivals.

fastfuture

Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World
by David D. Burstein
Beacon Press
2013
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twitter

Twitter: Social Communication in the Twitter Age
by Dhiraj Murthy
Polity Press
2013
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Cultural Change and Leadership in Organizations: A Practical Guide to Successful Organizational Change
by Jaap J. Boonstra
John Wiley & Sons
Online
2013

discourse2.0Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
edited by Deborah Tannen and Anna Marie Trester
Georgetown University Press
Online
2013

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Teaching and Learning Strategies Continued

This post is for all of you who would like to capitalize on the momentum of yesterday’s exciting Teaching and Learning Strategies presentations. Did you know that Falvey offers many discipline-specific teaching and learning journals? Check out highlights from some of these journals below.

College Teaching
Publishes peer-reviewed articles on how instructors across all academic disciplines can improve student learning. Each issue includes practical ideas and new strategies for successful teaching. Topics may range from research on teaching methods, educational technologies, classroom management, and assessment and grading, to faculty development, course design, and interdisciplinary teaching.

 

Communication Education
Our mission at Communication Education is to publish rigorous, social science research related to these two focus areas: instructional communication and communication education.

 

Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
A peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that addresses the professional needs of the journalism and mass communication educator and administrator on both secondary and collegiate levels.

 

Teaching of Psychology
This indispensable journal offers creative and hands-on articles that help you use a variety of resources (for example, technology as a teaching tool) to enhance student learning.

 

Teaching Sociology
From the American Sociological Association, Teaching Sociology publishes articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to the discipline’s teachers. Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues.

 

Journal of Teacher Education
Provides a vital forum for considering practice, policy, and research in teacher education. It examines some of the most timely and important topics in the field.

 

Counselor Education and Supervision
Publishes articles on research, theory development, and program applications with essential information for the preparation and supervision of counselors in various settings.

 

Journal of Criminal Justice Education (available 1990-2011)
An official publication of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). JCJE provides a forum for the examination, discussion and debate of a broad range of issues concerning post-secondary education in criminal justice, criminology and related areas.

 

 

 

 

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New Books in Communication!

  • Posted by: Kristyna Carroll
  • Posted Date: April 16, 2013
  • Filed Under: New Comm Books

Check out all the latest arrivals in Communication.

21ccommhdbk21st Century Communication: A Reference Handbook
(online)
edited by William F. Eadie
Sage Publications
2009

overturephilcommAn Overture to Philosophy of Communication: The Carrier of Meaning
Ronald C. Arnett & Annette M. Holba
Peeter Lang
2012
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movingdataMoving Data: The iPhone and the Future of Media
edited by Pelle Snickars & Patrick Vonderau
Columbia University Press
2012
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FTessesntialguideThe Financial Times Essential Guide to Leading Your Team: how to set goals, measure performance and reward talent
by Graham Yemm
Pearson
2012

givememoneyGive Me the Money and I’ll Shoot: Finance Your Factual TV/Film Project
by Nicola Lees
Methuen Drama
2011
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New Research Methods Books

Check out these new research methods books.

whentousewhatWhen to use what research design
by W. Paul Vogt, Dianne C. Gardner, Lynne M. Haeffele
Guilford Press
2012
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successfulresearchprojectsSuccessful research projects: A step-by-step guide
by Bernard C. Beins,
Sage Publications
2013
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reviewingqualresearchReviewing qualitative research
edited by Audrey A. Trainor and Elizabeth Graue
Routledge
2013
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howconductsurveysHow to conduct surveys: A step-by-step guide
by Arlene Fink
Sage Publications
2013
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emergingmethodspsyEmerging methods in psychology
edited by Emily Abbey and Seth SurganTransaction Publishers
2011
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New Books in Communication!

New books in communication are arriving all the time! See some highlights below or review a list of the latest arrivals.

qualmediaanalysisQualitative Media Analysis
by David L. Altheide and Christopher J. Schneider
Sage Publications
2013
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millenialsnewssocialmediaMillenials, news, and social media: Is news engagement a thing of the past?
by Paula M. Poindexter
Peter Lang
2012
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methodsofrandomMethods of randomization in experimental design
by Valentim R. Alferes
Sage
2012
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cyberbullyingCyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age
by Robin M. Kowalski, Susan P. Limber, Patricia W. Agatston
Wiley-Blackwell
2012
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exploringprofcommExploring professional communication: language in action
by Stephanie Schnurr
Routledge
2012

 

 

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New DVDs!

A bunch of new DVDs on a diverse set of topics have recently arrived in the library. See the whole list, or check out some highlights below.

Half the Sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide

Documentary Film (2012)
Inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s groundbreaking book, HALF THE SKY: TURNING OPPRESSION INTO OPPORTUNITY FOR WOMEN WORLDWIDE takes on the central moral challenge of the 21st century: the oppression of women and girls worldwide.

Take an unforgettable journey with six actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of heartbreaking challenge, dramatic transformation and enduring hope. You will be shocked, outraged, brought to tears. Most important, you will be inspired by the resilience of the human spirit and the capabilities of women and girls to realize their staggering potential.

Money, Power & Wall Street
Documentary Film -  A Frontline Production (2012)
In a special 4-hour investigation FRONTLINE tells the inside story of the struggles to rescue and repair a shattered economy exploring key decisions missed opportunities and the unprecedented and uneasy partnership between government leaders and titans of finance that affects the fortunes of millions of people around the world.

 

 

First Position
Documentary Film (2012)
Every year, thousands of aspiring dancers enter one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions, the Youth America Grand Prix, where lifelong dreams are at stake. In the final round, with hundreds competing for only a handful of elite scholarships and contracts, practice and discipline are paramount, and nothing short of perfection is expected. The box office hit documentary, Bess Kargman’s award-winning FIRST POSITION follows six young dancers as they prepare for a chance to enter the world of professional ballet, struggling through bloodied feet, near exhaustion and debilitating injuries, all while navigating the drama of adolescence. A showcase of awe-inspiring talent, tenacity and passion, FIRST POSITION paints a thrilling and moving portrait of the most gifted young ballet stars of tomorrow.

Slavoj Zizek, the Reality of the Virtual
Interview (2007)
Slavoj Zizek is a realist thinker. Zizek is always trying to think from the standpoint of the real and, at the same time, to think through the standpoint of the real. Going beyond the Lacanian Real what resists symbolization or marks the limit that is both obstacle and access to the real this is an examination of those real elements (which may or may not resist symbolization) that constitute the nodal points of our worldly existence, the points that undermine all systematic attempts to determine this existence in advance and by means of externally derived iron laws. It is unlikely that Zizek himself would put the matter in this fashion. This is because his strategy is precisely to flirt with iron principles (what he has most recently named lost causes) in order to expose how the political contingencies of our world are nowadays veiled by a palliative language that uses the alibi of contingency to defeat principles…

Albert Nobbs
Feature Film (2012)
Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) gives a “powerhouse performance” (New York Post) as a woman who passes as a man in order to work and survive in 19th century Ireland. Some thirty years after donning men’s clothing, she finds herself trapped in a prison of her own making. Also starring a prestigious international cast including Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson, Janet McTeer, Brendan Gleeson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers, ALBERT NOBBS is a “terrific” (IndieWIRE) film adapted from the short story by Irish author George Moore.

*DVD cover photos and summaries from amazon.com.

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Subject Librarian Services

As the Spring 2013 semester is about to begin, please take moment to review the services offered by Falvey’s subject librarians.

  • Research Appointments
    • Individual or group meetings at any stage of the research process.
  • Research Guides
  • Instructional Workshops
    • Bring your class to the library for a tailored workshop!
    • Past topics include demonstration of key resources, the research process, APA citations, plagiarism, and more!
  • Open Workshops
    • Your librarian can schedule library space for open work time as your project due date approaches. Students are welcome to drop in to work on their project, ask questions of the librarian, and enjoy a snack!
  • Material Requests
    • Know a book, DVD, or other resource that would be valuable to your program? Suggest it to your subject librarian!

Education & Sociology

Kimberley Bugg
kimberley.bugg@villanova.edu
610-519-3073
Room 227

Communication, Criminal Justice, & Sociology

Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391
Room 223

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Syllabus Tip – Send Students to Library for Required Readings

If you will be requiring your students to read scholarly articles this semester, please consider sending them to the library to find the full text themselves (assuming the article is included in the library’s holdings). Rather than sending the students a PDF via email or Blackboard, or simply distributing a printout in class, allowing the students to search out the article on their own has several advantages.

Good for students

Allowing students to search the library’s resources to find the full text of an article from the citation builds familiarity with the library and its website. This exercise also demonstrates that the library is a valuable place to find scholarly resources. As an added bonus, your students will learn to interpret a citation. Finding the full text is good practice for scholarly research!

To help with this task, we provide detailed instructions for finding the full text using an article citation on our Finding Full Text Guide. Feel free to include this link on your syllabus. Librarians are also available to help by phone, email, chat, or in person.

Good for the Library

Sending students to the library’s website for full text articles being used in your class helps the library keep better statistics. We regularly evaluate our collection to ensure that it is meeting the needs of faculty and students. If you distribute a printout of an article to the students of your class, our records will only indicate one download from that journal, although it is being used many more times. Allowing students to download their own articles is one way of indicating that a particular journal is important to the curriculum.

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