Monday, September 26, 2016

Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers in Education, Health and Social Science

Judith Bell

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This book provides beginner researchers with the tools to do the job, to help them avoid some of the pitfalls and time-wasting false trails, and to establish good research habits. It takes researchers from the stage of choosing a topic through to the production of a well-planned, methodologically sound, and well-written final report or thesis on time. It is written in plain English and makes no assumptions about previous knowledge.

This book serves as a guide to good practice for beginner researchers in any discipline embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education, and health.

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格物致知 : 思考與研究方法概要

李逆熵 著
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  「工欲善其事,必先利其器」。面對複雜紛紜和瞬息萬變的現今世界,要作出充分的理解和明智的抉擇,我們必須掌握正確的思考及研究方法。這些方法並不深奧難懂,卻需要我們一步一步的認真學習。這本《格物致知》正是能夠幫助大家逐步學習探索和開敞心智視野的好書。作者既熱愛科學也醉心哲學,多年來在科學普及方面的經驗,使他能夠以深入淺出和生動活潑的手法,把思考及研究方法的要旨娓娓道來,內容既有系統又有趣味。無論你是普羅大眾、中學生、大學生甚至研究生,都必能從本書中獲得裨益。

(摘錄自香港經濟日報網站)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content

Mark Levy
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When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. That’s because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts, so we sound smart and in control, and so that we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems where such conventional thinking fails us? How to get unstuck?

For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting, a technique he’s used for years to solve all types of business problems, and generate ideas for books, articles and blog posts.

Freewriting is deceptively simple: Start writing as fast as you can, for as long as you can, about a subject you care deeply about, while ignoring the standard rules of grammar and spelling. Your internal editor won’t be able to keep up with your output, and will be temporarily shunted into the background. You’ll now be able to think more honestly and resourcefully than before, and will generate breakthrough ideas and solutions that you couldn’t have created any other way.

Levy shares six freewriting secrets designed to knock out your editor and let your genius run free. He also includes fifteen problem-solving and creativity-stimulating principles you can use if you need more firepower—seven of which are new to this edition—and stories of problems he and others have solved through freewriting.

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邏輯思考法圖解 : 思考, 書寫, 談話有邏輯的 35 條致勝準則

西村克己 作; 柳俊帆 譯
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本書網羅了大部份的邏輯思考方式及方法,可說是「思考聖經」。而書中所謂的邏輯思考,就是依事物道理思考。一般人或許以為理工出身的數理高手,就很擅長邏輯思考,但他們不能算是真的懂邏輯。他們或許很擅長狹義範圍的邏輯思考(垂直思考),但遇上廣義範圍、講究整體性的水平思考就不見得了。

在本書中,除了邏輯的思考方式及方法之外,還解說了應用在「思考」、「寫」、「說」上的方法。只要學會了如何邏輯思考,即使是在職場以外,日常生活中的任何場合都必定能派上用場。

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Monday, September 12, 2016

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg
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OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

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第五代時間管理 (The Fifth Generation of Time Management)

約爾格. 克諾伯勞 (Jörg Knoblauch), 約翰. 胡格 (Johannes Huger), 馬庫斯. 莫克勒 (Marcus Mockler)
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這是一本關於時間管理的書。

作者總結了前四代的時間管理理論後,發現每一代時間管理都存在這樣那樣的不足,“以自我為中心”成為了這些理論中最致命的缺陷。而在“第五代時間管理”中,作者提出了“分享-生活-平衡”這種全方位平衡的人生計劃,從此,他人被納入到自我的時間管理中。考慮他人,從而收獲更多的機遇、財富、資源以及因關心他人而帶來的幸福感和快樂,這種多贏的思維方式可以幫助我們收獲更豐盛的人生。

為了能幫助讀者更好地實現“分享-生活-平衡”的人生計劃,作者將整個計劃分成循序漸進的28個步驟,讀者每天祇需閱讀一節即可,在閱讀和實踐上,都不會有任何負擔。

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