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This book revisits psychology’s appropriation of natural scientific methods. The author argues that, in order to overcome ongoing methodological debates in psychology, it is necessary to confront the problem of formalisation contained in the appropriation of methods of natural science. By doing so, the subject matter of psychology – the human being – and questions about the meaning of human existence can be brought to the centre of the discipline. Drawing on Garfinkel, Sacks, Edwards and Potter, the author sees ethnomethodologically informed qualitative methods, which stem from phenomenology, as a possible alternative to statistical methods, but ultimately finds these methods to be just another method of formalisation.She returns to Husserlian phenomenology as a way to critique the centrality of method in psychology and shows that the adoption of natural scientific methods in psychology is part of the larger push to formalise and objectify all aspects of human existence.
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity is the only charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances across six Midland counties in England. The vital service is 100 per cent funded by the generosity of the general public and local businesses across the communities it serves, and since 1991 the charity has undertaken over 40,000 air ambulance missions.
'Poetry Giving' contains poems about life and the every day things we come across as we go about our busy days. Author and poet Anita Williams has included poems from her collection which are light-hearted, often funny and each with an uplifting, positive message. Here's what she has to say:-
"Once I had decided to write a poetry book to boost funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, I thought about the content carefully. It didn’t take me long to determine that I needed to know more about them, what they do, and how they go about their missions. So, when these wonderful people invited me to their base at RAF Cosford, I jumped at the chance!"
Anita visited the crew and was inspired to include a specific poem devoted to them entitled: Heroes of the Golden Hour. (You will find this towards the front of this unique collection). She continues:-
"I told them they were heroes, and I was really taken aback by their response. They told me that I was a hero too!
Well… with a reaction like that, you can imagine how motivated I became to get this book right; They wouldn’t be able to run their missions without fundraising. I am delighted that I can contribute something worthwhile to this extraordinary bunch of people at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity."
So you can look forward to reading poems about life, nature, seasons, memories...and much more.
Savour the variety of poetry styles and topics. A Kingfisher's resplendent dart; autumn cascading leaves; the buzz of a city; a pumpkin lantern; a mysterious photograph and a mermaid hiding in the crevices of a bookshelf... they are all to be found amongst the pages of this riveting read which will keep you hooked. a great book to revisit and share. Something to treasure as a keepsake, or a pleasure to read out loud to others.
Those who purchase this book will be adding to the much needed fundraising required to keep ambulance missions in the air and 50% of net profits from the sales of this book will be donated to this wonderful charity to aid their vital work.