Facet Theory and the Mapping Sentence

Author: P. Hackett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137345929
Release Date: 2016-04-16
Genre: Psychology

How do we think about the worlds we live in? The formation of categories of events and objects seems to be a fundamental orientation procedure. Facet theory and its main tool, the mapping sentence, deal with categories of behavior and experience, their interrelationship, and their unification as our worldviews. In this book Hackett reviews philosophical writing along with neuroscientific research and information form other disciplines to provide a context for facet theory and the qualitative developments in this approach. With a variety of examples, the author proposes mapping sentences as a new way of understanding and defining complex behavior.

The Perceptual Structure of Three Dimensional Art

Author: Paul M.W. Hackett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319484525
Release Date: 2016-12-26
Genre: Philosophy

This book deals with philosophical aspects regarding the perception of spatial relationships in two and three-dimensional art. It provides a structural understanding of how art is perceived within the space created by the artwork, and employs a mapping sentence and partial order mereology to model perceptual structure. It reviews the writing of philosophers such as Paul Crowther and art theorists such as Krauss to establish the need for this research. The ontological model established Paul Crowther is used to guide an interactive account of his ontology in the interpretations of the perceptual process of three-dimensional abstract art to allow the formulation of a more comprehensive philosophical account. The book uniquely combines structuralist and post-structuralist approaches to artistic perception and understanding with a conceptual structure from facet theory, which is clarified with the help of a mapping sentence and partial order mereology.

Consumer Psychology A Study Guide to Qualitative Research Methods

Author: Paul M. W. Hackett
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783847408918
Release Date: 2016-04-18
Genre: Social Science

This book provides students with a clear and concise guide to studying undergraduate courses in qualitative consumer research and ethnography. The authors present the major qualitative research approaches used in consumer and marketing research as well as practical procedures and theoretical aspects of research design, report presentation etc. In addition to that a weekly study guide, including comprehensive reading lists, completes the book.

Mereologies Ontologies and Facets

Author: Paul M. W. Hackett
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498524988
Release Date: 2018-07-15
Genre: Philosophy

Realities are structured categorially, and comprehension of our internal and external conditions do not appear to be global or unitary. Rather, both human and non human animals function within their worlds and understand these by categorizing their experiences. Drawing upon many areas of life, the authors consider the ontological, mereological and multi-faceted structure of experience to explore how an understanding of categories can further knowledge.

Classifying Reality

Author: David S. Oderberg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118508336
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Genre: Philosophy

Distinguished metaphysicians examine issues central to the high-profile debate between philosophers over how to classify the natural world, and discuss issues in applied ontology such as the classification of diseases. Leading metaphysicians explore fundamental questions related to the classification and structure of the natural world An essential commentary on issues at the heart of the contemporary debate between philosophy and science Interweaves discussion of overarching themes with detailed material on applied ontology

Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility

Author: Bista, Krishna
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466697478
Release Date: 2015-12-09
Genre: Education

As one of the fastest growing trends in higher education, study abroad programs are having a critical impact on the educational landscape. While international study programs generate more revenue and promote campus diversity, there are several challenges that must be considered when integrating non-native students into native universities. Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility explores comparative research regarding the implementation of effective strategies needed when working with native and non-native individuals in educational settings. Offering perspectives from international student experiences, as well as views on current mobility trends, immigration policies, and challenges with cultural expectations, this publication will be a critical source for educators, policymakers, and university staff who interact with international students.

International Practice Theory

Author: C. Bueger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137395535
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Political Science

How does the practice turn play out in international relations? This study offers a concise introduction to the core approaches, issues and methodology of International Practice Theory, examining the design, strategies and technique of practice theoretical research projects interested in global politics, and outlining issues for a future agenda.

Qualitative Research Methods in Consumer Psychology

Author: Paul Hackett
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781317690276
Release Date: 2015-08-20
Genre: Psychology

While consumer research is founded on traditional quantitative approaches, the insight produced through qualitative research methods within consumer settings has not gone unnoticed. The culturally situated consumer, who is in intimate dialogue with their physical, virtual and social surroundings, has become integral to understanding the psychology behind consumer choices. This volume presents readers with theoretical and applied approaches to using qualitative research methods in ethnographic studies looking at consumer behavior. It brings together an international group of leading scholars in the field of consumer research, with educational and professional backgrounds in marketing, advertising, business, education, therapy and health. Researchers, teaching faculty, and students in the field of consumer and social psychology will benefit from the applied examples of qualitative and ethnographic consumer research this volume presents.

Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy

Author: V. Kostakis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137406897
Release Date: 2014-08-22
Genre: Political Science

This book builds on the idea that peer-to-peer infrastructures are gradually becoming the general conditions of work, economy, and society. Using a four-scenario approach, the authors seek to simplify possible outcomes and to explore relevant trajectories of the current techno-economic paradigm within and beyond capitalism.

Mobile Media Making in an Age of Smartphones

Author: M. Berry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137469816
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Social Science

With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life.

Re Orientalism and Indian Writing in English

Author: L. Lau
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137401564
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Literary Criticism

At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction.

The Changing Nature of the Graduate Labour Market

Author: G. Tholen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137479075
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Business & Economics

The assumptions made in the media regarding graduate skills and occupations are no longer valid within the changing educational context. This book traces seven key trends that shape the graduate labour market and reveals that their effects contradict the conceptualisation of the graduate labour market which dominates media and policy discourses.

Payday Lending

Author: Carl Packman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137361103
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Payday Lending looks at the growth of the high cost credit industry from the early payday lending industry in the early 1990s to its development in the US as a highly profitable industry around the world.

Communicating Politics Online

Author: Chapman Rackaway
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137437976
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Political Science

The world of political communication is morphing almost constantly into new areas and realities. Online-only news, Web 2.0 user-created content, hyperlocal news, and the rise of the Twittersphere have all contributed to an ever-changing media environment. Communicating Politics Online captures the constant change of new online media.

Social Franchising

Author: I. Alon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137455840
Release Date: 2014-10-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Social franchising represents a third generation form of franchising development, after trade-name and business-format franchising. At the intersection of social enterprise and micro finance literatures, this book reviews a variety of social franchising formats across a number of developing countries.