📒 The Ask by Sam Lipsyte

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN_10 : 1429931728
Copyright Year : 2010-04-01
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A searing, beautiful, and deeply comic novel by a young American master Milo Burke, a development officer at a third-tier university, has "not been developing": after a run-in with a well-connected undergrad, he finds himself among the burgeoning class of the newly unemployed. Grasping after odd jobs to support his wife and child, Milo is offered one last chance by his former employer: he must reel in a potential donor—a major "ask"—who, mysteriously, has requested Milo's involvement. But it turns out that the ask is Milo's sinister college classmate Purdy Stuart. And the "give" won't come cheap. Probing many themes— or, perhaps, anxieties—including work, war, sex, class, child rearing, romantic comedies, Benjamin Franklin, cooking shows on death row, and the eroticization of chicken wire, Sam Lipsyte's The Ask is a burst of genius by an author who has already demonstrated that the truly provocative and important fictions are often the funniest ones. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

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Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 0761925791
Copyright Year : 2002-10-22
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"I am truly amazed at how complete this booklet is. What a wealth of material to help in developing questions!" --Bonnie Rader, California State University, Long Beach Aimed at helping readers prepare and use reliable and valid survey questions, How to Ask Survey Questions, 2nd shows readers how to do the following: * Ask valid and reliable questions for the context * Determine whether to use open or closed questions * Choose the right type of measurement (categorical, nominal or ordinal) for responses to survey questions * Ask questions that get at attitude, behavior, and knowledge * Develop factorial, conjoint and Internet survey questions New to this edition is coverage of focus group questions, the characteristics and uses of factorial questions and conjoint analysis questions, and the principles underlying Internet survey questions.

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📒 How To Ask The Right Questions by Patricia E. Blosser

Genre : Education
Publisher : NSTA Press
ISBN_10 : 9780873551021
Copyright Year : 1991
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Questions, questions, questions! They are a large part of a teacher’s stock-in-trade. Questioning style and content varies from teacher to teacher, student group to student group, and situation to situation.

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📒 The Ask by Laura Fredricks

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN_10 : 0787983721
Copyright Year : 2006-02-17
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The Ask is a complete resource for teachinganyone—experienced in fundraising or not—how to askindividuals, in person, for a contribution to for a local nonprofitor a special event or community project, an enhanced annual gift, amajor or planned gift, or a challenging capital campaign gift.Written by fundraising expert Laura Fredricks, The Ask showswhat it takes to prepare yourself and others to make an effectiveask and includes over one hundred sample dialogues you can use andadapt. Step by step, the book reveals how to listen, what to say,and how to follow up on each and every ask until you receive asolid and definitive answer. In addition, The Ask coverssuch topics as how to Examine your views on money before making an ask Learn the ins and outs of asking for money Work with others to make an ask Determine if you should or should not ask a friend, colleague,or peer for money Figure out how many asks you can do given your timeconstraints Deal effectively with all the responses you will get to anask

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📒 Don T Ask Don T Tell by Aaron Belkin

Genre : Political Science
Publisher : Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN_10 : 1588261468
Copyright Year : 2003
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Conservatives and liberals agree that President Bill Clinton's effort to lift the military's gay ban was perhaps one of the greatest blunders of his tenure in office. In this text, experts of both persuasions come together to debate the critical aspects of the gays-in-the-military issue.

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📒 Go Ask Alice Full by Frank Shiras

Genre :
Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
ISBN_10 : 0871294907
Copyright Year : 1976-12
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Genre : Religion
Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 0842351027
Copyright Year : 1992
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Answers children's questions about creation, Adam and Eve, God, Jesus, salvation, prayer, heaven and hell, angels and demons, suffering, evil, the Bible, and the church

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📒 Women Don T Ask by Linda Babcock

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN_10 : 1400825695
Copyright Year : 2009-01-10
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When Linda Babcock asked why so many male graduate students were teaching their own courses and most female students were assigned as assistants, her dean said: "More men ask. The women just don't ask." It turns out that whether they want higher salaries or more help at home, women often find it hard to ask. Sometimes they don't know that change is possible--they don't know that they can ask. Sometimes they fear that asking may damage a relationship. And sometimes they don't ask because they've learned that society can react badly to women asserting their own needs and desires. By looking at the barriers holding women back and the social forces constraining them, Women Don't Ask shows women how to reframe their interactions and more accurately evaluate their opportunities. It teaches them how to ask for what they want in ways that feel comfortable and possible, taking into account the impact of asking on their relationships. And it teaches all of us how to recognize the ways in which our institutions, child-rearing practices, and unspoken assumptions perpetuate inequalities--inequalities that are not only fundamentally unfair but also inefficient and economically unsound. With women's progress toward full economic and social equality stalled, women's lives becoming increasingly complex, and the structures of businesses changing, the ability to negotiate is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Drawing on research in psychology, sociology, economics, and organizational behavior as well as dozens of interviews with men and women from all walks of life, Women Don't Ask is the first book to identify the dramatic difference between men and women in their propensity to negotiate for what they want. It tells women how to ask, and why they should.

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📒 Ask A Nurse by Amer Assoc of Colleges of Nurs

Genre : Medical
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN_10 : 9780743213554
Copyright Year : 2001-07-14
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In the hospital or at the doctor's office, it's the nurses whom patients trust to answer their questions simply, directly, and understandably. So who better to provide inside information about how to manage common health conditions, apply simple home treatments, and make the most of the health care system? Compiling the expertise of 550 nursing schools and 100 nurses nationwide, Ask a Nurse is a one-of-a-kind quick-reference book of invaluable hands-on treatment and healing tips. Every word in it has been written by nurses: nurses who practice nursing, nurses who teach it, nurses who spend all their days working with and caring for patients. They know what works and what doesn't; they can tell you when you need a doctor's care and what you can do yourself. Ask a Nurse focuses on the everyday complaints -- acne, allergies, cuts and scrapes, diarrhea, flu, hemorrhoids, insomnia, stress, and more -- that you can most easily treat yourself, at home in most cases. Arranged alphabetically, the entries explain common conditions, list detailed symptoms, and offer top-to-bottom treatment "menus," featuring everything from effective over-the-counter medications to tried-and-true home remedies and self-care. Alternative and herbal therapies are included: readers will learn, for instance, that devil's claw can ease arthritis pain, tea tree oil can relieve athlete's foot, and a tea bag can reduce swelling. The nurses address men's, women's, and children's unique health issues separately, with special attention paid to identifying and treating addictions and eating disorders; showing what type of contraception to use and how to avoid sexually transmitted diseases; and highlighting when infertility and sexual dysfunction can be handled at home. The nurses also present a complete guide to consumer rights, dispensing tips on how to make a hospital stay more comfortable, choose a reliable pharmacist, put together a home medical kit, and finally, decide when a living will or do-not-resuscitate order is appropriate. With easy-to-find reader-friendly boxes and charts supplementing the A-Z directory of everyday ailments, Ask a Nurse offers readers all the comfort, care, and reassuring practical advice for which nurses have always been known. With 100 nurses putting their names to their personal tricks of the trade, this book provides the insider information that you can use to make wise decisions regarding your health.

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📒 Learning How To Ask by Charles L. Briggs

Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN_10 : 0521311136
Copyright Year : 1986-07-25
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Interviews are ubiquitous in modern society, and they play a crucial role in social scientific research. But, as Charles Briggs convincingly argues in this book, received interviewing techniques rest on fundamental misapprehensions about the nature both of the interview as a communicative event, and of the nature of the data that it produces. Furthermore, interviewers rarely examine the compatibility of interviews as a means of acquiring information to one another. These oversights often blind interviewers to ensuing errors of interpretation, as well as to the limitations of the interview as a means of acquiring data. To conflict these problems, Professor Briggs presents an analysis of the 'communicative blunders' that he himself committed in conducting research interviews among Spanish-speakers in northern New Mexico. By focusing on these errors and exploring how they may be avoided, he is able to propose new techniques for designing, implementing, and analyzing interview-based research. These rest on identifying the subjects' resources for conveying information, and the relative compatability of the shared rules and understandings that underlie their strategies with those associated with interviews. Critical of existing paradigms of interviewing, which he sees as deriving from Western 'folk' theories of reality and communication, Briggs shows that the development of more sophisticated interviewing methodologies requires further research into interviewing itself. Briggs's conclusions provide a basis for the reexamination of current uses of interviews in a wide range of contexts - from social science research to job applications, welfare and health care delivery, criminal and legal investigations, journalism and broadcasting, and other areas of everyday life. His book will appeal to linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, historians, psychologists, as well as other readers whose research or professional activities depend on the use of interviews.

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