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Confident Supervisors: Creating Independent Researchers book cover

Confident Supervisors: Creating Independent Researchers

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Susan Gasson, Jillian Blacker, Ian Stoodley, Abbe Winter and Christine Bruce

Editor(s): Susan Gasson, Jillian Blacker, Ian Stoodley, Abbe Winter and Christine Bruce

Subject(s): Higher education, tertiary education

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 23/02/2024

Confident Supervisors is intended to be both a textbook and a professional development resource for Higher Degree Research supervisors and researcher developers involved in providing workshops and resources to support research supervisors in their practice. Throughout this book, authors introduce different theoretical frameworks and concepts to provide supervisors with tools and strategies for responding to the challenges and opportunities associated with research supervision. It contains chapters written by current supervisors and research support partners who are engaged in the scholarship of supervision and can share the practical and theoretical constructs they employ in their practice. The authors have been drawn from a broad range of higher education and research contexts and contribute understandings of local and global relevance. This openly available eBook responds to turbulent times in higher education, offering practical tips and suggestions for supervisors to pivot to changing contexts.
Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2024 JCU Edition book cover

Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2024 JCU Edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  39 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): James Cook University Library, The University of Queensland Library, University of Southern Queensland Library, Charles Darwin University Library, Southern Cross University Library, Deakin University Library, Queensland University of Technology Library, University of South Australia Library

Subject(s): Law, Primary sources of law, Sources of law: case law, precedent, Sources of law: legislation

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 22/02/2024

The updated 2024 edition of this guide is designed to support James Cook University students undertaking legal studies and contribute to the development of legal research skills.
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An Introduction to Research Methods for Undergraduate Health Profession Students

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  37 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Faith Alele, Bunmi Malau-Aduli

Subject(s): Research methods: general

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 16/02/2024

This introduction to research methods aims to provide undergraduate health professions students with appropriate guidance, knowledge and skills that are essential for research. This eBook is packed full of practical tips and examples to equip students with the knowledge to engage with research, making it invaluable for students embarking on health research for the first time. The book covers the entire research process, starting with developing a research question, qualitative and quantitative research approaches, ethical considerations, data collection and analysis and the dissemination of the results of the study. Other contents covered in this eBook include conducting a literature review, designing a questionnaire, designing an interview guide and writing a research proposal. This eBook will simplify and breakdown complex research concepts for the students. The free availability of this eBook will make it a lifelong companion for students that can be referred to even after completing their degree.

The eBook also has H5P activities such as interactive videos, presentations and quizzes that will enable students to connect theory with practice. Ultimately, this eBook will contribute to the development of tomorrow’s clinical researchers and future leaders in the advancement of health professions research.

The Creative Commons Licence applied to this work allows adaptations, but the authors wish to be contacted prior to any adaption being made to discuss the nature of the adapted work.

Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2023 JCU Edition book cover

Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2023 JCU Edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  19 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Charles Darwin University Library, Deakin University Library, James Cook University Library, Queensland University of Technology Library, Southern Cross University Library, The University of Queensland Library, University of Southern Queensland Library

Subject(s): Law, Primary sources of law, Sources of law: case law, precedent, Sources of law: legislation

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 08/02/2024

This Edition has been superseded by the 2024 Edition. Please go to Legal Research Skills: An Australian Law Guide: 2024 JCU Edition

This guide is designed to support JCU students undertaking legal studies and contribute to the development of legal research skills.

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Teaching with Technology

CC BY (Attribution)  36 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Frances Cochrane, Trine Paerata

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education, Educational equipment and technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 23/01/2024

This freely available eBook is designed to provide an overview of the entire process of teaching with technology, from planning to implementation.   Written for the Australian higher education context, this resource will help you plan, design, develop, and teach technology-enhanced subjects and courses.  Up to date information is included on strategies and recommendations that illustrate good practice pedagogical design; tips on planning, developing, and writing online subject content; as well as planning and facilitating online interaction.
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Project Management: A Strategic Approach

CC BY (Attribution)  33 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Associate Professor Carmen Reaiche

Subject(s): Project management

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 28/08/2023

Project management is becoming a core competence and not just about managing processes to ensure that the strategic goals of a business are delivered on time, within budget and specification. These days, project management is more about managing strategic goals while adapting to change and responding to ongoing disruptions. The pandemic, rapid urbanisation, digital transformation and environmental challenges are only some of the types of disruption faced by contemporary businesses. It is up to the project manager to ensure that the project management processes, as well as the projects and/or services themselves, are part of the readjustment required for business to survive these new challenges.  This freely available ebook introduces some of the core values, concepts and tools as recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This book will be of value to both students and practitioners in Australia and overseas seeking professional development in the field of project management.
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Management Methods for Complex Projects

CC BY (Attribution)  26 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Carmen Reaiche, Samantha Papavasiliou

Editor(s): Tina Morganella

Subject(s): Project management

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 10/08/2023

This freely available project management eBook is the start of your journey in the field of complex project management methodologies, introducing you to some of the core methods, processes and tools as recognised by the project management discipline. This eBook lays out methodologies such as XP, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, Six Sigma, PRINCE2, Waterfall, PRiSM, Soft Systems Methodology as well as introducing Project Design as a method so you can leverage the right project management approach. This eBook will be of value to students, practitioners, and businesses in Australia and overseas seeking professional development in the field of project management methodologies.
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Risk Assessment and Quality Project Management

CC BY (Attribution)  20 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Carmen Reaiche, Samantha Papavasiliou, Frank Anglani

Editor(s): Tina Morganella

Subject(s): Project management

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 10/08/2023

This freely available eBook provides a comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of project quality management and risk management. It makes breakthroughs in project quality by combining risk project management with quality management processes. This eBook is one of four in a series of manuals in the field of project management. It provides a short summary of current best practices in project risk management while introducing the connection and relevance of quality project management, so that practitioners, students and those responsible for managing risk and quality in projects may do so successfully.
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A Manual for Project Governance and Asset Management

CC BY (Attribution)  16 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): A/Prof Carmen Reaiche, Dr. Samantha Papavasiliou

Editor(s): Tina Morganella

Subject(s): Project management

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 10/08/2023

Students, practitioners, and businesses will all benefit from this free eBook, which focuses on project governance and asset management. We are breaking new ground by establishing the value proposition associated with the integration of both AM and Governance. Both areas, in our opinion, are inextricably connected in project management. In this eBook, which we have written as a manual, the ideas of assets and governance are brought together, and an agile governance framework is introduced. We hope to examine how these ideas may be used in project management in order to provide you with beneficial methodologies and approaches.
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Documentation in Nursing and Midwifery: Australian edition

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)  11 H5P Activities    English (Australia)

Author(s): Tanya Langtree, Elspeth Wood

Subject(s): Nursing fundamentals and skills, Medicolegal issues

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 10/08/2023

Documenting patient care and records is an important skill for nurses. This book is designed for students in undergraduate nursing programs and addresses principles of documentation, legislation associated with documentation, methods and systems of documentation, and related documentation matters, in the Australian context.