Language : English
Published : 2010-03-08
Pages : 200
On the Way to Fun
How can video games be fun and immerse players in fantastic worlds where anything seems possible? How can they be so engaging to have become the main entertainment product for children and adults alike? In On the Way to Fun, the author proposes a possible answer to these questions by going back to the roots of gaming and showing how early games, as well as modern indie productions, captivated generations of players even without the need for fancy graphics and effects but by relying on basic emotions and instincts instead. This book will be most beneficial to aspiring and beginning game designers and to anyone who wants a better understanding of human nature and how it relates to the design process of immersive video game experiences.
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Language : English
Endorsed by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI – the national association representing human resource and people management professionals), Managing Human Resources 4th edition presents a concise coverage of key HRM topics typically taught in a 12 or 13-week teaching semester. The 4th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the impact of the Fair Work Act on the employment relationship between employers and employees, as well as on the work of HR professionals. Numerous practical examples throughout the text highlight contemporary HR issues, such as: Employee engagement Flexible working arrangements Work-life balance Generational issues in the workplace Skills shortages in various industries The importance of effective employee recruitment and training The cost of involuntary staff turnover Increasing diversity in the workplace Outsourcing Corporate social and ethical responsibility Globalisation In addition to a thorough analysis of the contemporary HR landscape in Australia, the text provides useful comparisons with HR practices in regional countries such as India, China and Japan.
Research Methods for Business Students has been fully revised for this seventh edition and continues to be the market-leading textbook in its field, guiding hundreds of thousands of student researchers to success in their research methods modules, research proposals, projects and dissertations. So, if you’re thinking …’How do I choose my topic?’ ‘I’m confused by all these different philosophies’ ‘I need to collect my data; what do I do first?’ ‘When and what do I need to write? …then, open this book to discover: * Regular checklists and ‘Progressing your research project’ sections to give you step-by-step practical guidance on the process * A glossary of clear definitions for 600 research terms * Cases and examples of students’ and academics’ research and topical news articles illustrating research in practice * Detailed chapters on choosing your topic, reviewing the literature, understanding philosophies, research design, access and ethics, secondary data, data collection and analysis, and writing about and presenting your research Don’t forget to visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/saunders where you can use online tutorials on research software, such as IBM SPSS Statistics and NVivo, test yourself with hundreds of multiple choice questions, analyse over 60 further case studies, and learn how to search the Internet more efficiently and effectively with our Smarter Online Searching guide! Start your project with confidence and complete it with success! Mark Saunders is Professor of Business Research Methods at The Surrey Business School, University of Surrey. Philip Lewis was a Principal Lecturer and Adrian Thornhill was a Head of Department, both at the University of Gloucestershire.
Encourages mastery of the basic principles of psychological research Research Methods, Design, and Analysis, 12/e, provides an understanding of the research methods used to investigate human thought and behavior. The coverage of experimental, qualitative, correlational, and survey research helps students develop their research skills for all aspects of psychology. Information is presented in a simple and straightforward manner and placed into context of actual research studies, helping students make real-life connections.
Company Accounting, 10th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the various and ongoing reforms as a result of Australia’s adoption of international financial reporting standards. Containing several all-new chapters, this edition provides an authoritative and reliable overview of the various changes required within the Framework and a selection of key accounting standards governing corporate entities. The text provides students with a comprehensive overview of the practice and principles of company accounting, and helps them develop the practical grounding to reinforce their understanding. The 10th edition presents essential ‘must know’ information on accounting for a corporate entity and the requirements for externally disclosing the financial position of the entity. Company Accounting, 10th Edition retains the hallmark features seen in previous editions of the title, including a high attention to detail, practical application of accounting standards, provision of a conceptual basis, and depth of analysis.