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Places That Matter Knowing Your Neighborhood Through Data

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ISBN-10: 0520292359

ISBN-13: 9780520292352

Edition: 2018

Authors: Joan Ferrante

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Places that Matter asks the reader to identify a place that matters in their life--their home, a place of worship, a park, or some other place that acts as an emotional and physical anchor connecting them to a neighborhood. Then they're asked: in what ways do I currently support, or fail to support, that neighborhood? Should support be increased?  If so, in what ways?     To answer these questions, Joan Ferrante guides students through a learning experience that centers on the power of qualitative and quantitative research to write a meaningful plan of action or research brief. Students are introduced to basic concepts of research and are exposed to the experiences of gathering and drawing…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/24/2018
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.40" wide x 8.98" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 0.792

Joan Ferrante is a professor of sociology at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) as well as project director of the Campus Connect Student Philanthropy Project, which awards grants primarily to Kentucky and Ohio colleges and universities to support the integration of student philanthropy projects with academic coursework. In addition, Dr. Ferrante sponsors a Study Abroad Scholarship at NKU called "Beyond the Classroom." Open to any student who has used her introductory text (new or used), the scholarship annually awards funds to five students to support their studies outside the United States. Respected among instructors and students alike, Dr. Ferrante also is the author of SOCIOLOGY: A…