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Financial Strategy for Public Managers by
Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants. Financial Strategy for Public Managers has been peer-reviewed by 8 subject experts at 8 institutions.
Designing Tech Policy: Instructional Case Studies for Technologists and Policymakers by
Publication Date: 2020
The University of Washington Tech Policy Lab’s Instructional Case Studies are designed to enhance tech policy capacity and fluency in a wide variety of settings, from preparing policymakers to educating undergraduate students. The case studies bridge engineering, technology, policy and ethics, and prompts participants to consider the socio-technical aspects of a setting and to engage in a design activity that involves both technical and policy design.
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Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies by
Publication Date: 2017-06-30
This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference, processes and structures of power and inequality, with a focus on gendered labor in the global economy, and the historical development of feminist social movements. The book emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical feminist research.
Research Methods in Psychology by
Publication Date: August 1, 2019
This fourth edition (published in 2019) was co-authored by Rajiv S. Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Carrie Cuttler (Washington State University), and Dana C. Leighton (Texas A&M University—Texarkana) and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Revisions throughout the current edition include changing the chapter and section numbering system to better accommodate adaptions that remove or reorder chapters; continued reversion from the Canadian edition; general grammatical edits; replacement of “he/she” to “they” and “his/her” to “their”; removal or update of dead links; embedded videos that were not embedded; moved key takeaways and exercises from the end of each chapter section to the end of each chapter; a new cover design. In addition, the following revisions were made to specific chapters:
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Project Management for Instructional Designers by
Book Description: Project Management for Instructional Designers (PM4ID) is a textbook about project management tailored specifically for instructional designers, intended for use in graduate programs in educational technology. This book is based on a pre-existing openly licensed textbook which was donated to the commons by a benefactor that desires to remain anonymous, and has been collaboratively revised and remixed by faculty and students at Brigham Young University.