Category: Research

  • Download Evaluation in Distance Education and E-Learning: The by Valerie Ruhe PhD, Bruno D. Zumbo PhD PDF

    By Valerie Ruhe PhD, Bruno D. Zumbo PhD

    With the speedy proliferation of distance schooling and e-learning classes, the necessity is transforming into for a entire, specialist method of comparing their effectiveness. This fundamental ebook deals a street map to steer assessment perform in those leading edge studying environments. delivering functional, step by step directions and instruments for accomplishing overview studies—including the way to care for stakeholders, improve surveys and interview protocols, gather different medical proof, and study and mix mixed-methods data—the paintings additionally encompasses a template for writing top quality reviews. The "unfolding version" constructed via the authors attracts on Messick's influential review framework and applies it to software overview. case stories of exact courses (a distance studying path and an e-learning path) display the unfolding version in motion.
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  • Download Research Strategies in the Social Sciences: A Guide to New by Elinor Scarbrough, Eric Tanenbaum PDF

    By Elinor Scarbrough, Eric Tanenbaum

    During this unmarried, obtainable quantity, a workforce of overseas specialists units out quite a number analytic instruments to be had to social scientists from the innovative of social technological know-how method. unlike a lot present literature, that is usually of daunting complexity, this quantity provides social scientists with a few event with a consultant during the maze of complicated suggestions acceptable around the diversity of the social sciences.
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  • Download Interlanguage Pragmatics: Exploring Institutional Talk by Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Beverly S. Hartford PDF

    By Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Beverly S. Hartford

    This quantity brings conversational research into the examine of moment language pragmatics as an analytic paradigm. A well-regarded group of researchers addresses a tricky sector for the interlanguage pragmatics study community--the stability among experimental approach and using conversational information. Institutional speak offers genuine and consequential speak. The target of the booklet is to illustrate how the research of institutional speak balances the researcher's want for similar and replicable interactions with the necessity to notice real results. The chapters current empirical experiences according to quantitative and qualitative analyses, that are rigorously illustrated via the real-world variables that every establishment controls. The chapters span a number associations, together with the collage writing heart, inns, secondary faculties, and employment workplaces. The variables tested contain the conventional ILP variables, reminiscent of prestige, directness, and social distance, in addition to new strategies like belief, authority, equality and discourse sort.
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  • Download LGBT Psychology: Research Perspectives and People of African by Michele K. Lewis PhD, Isiah Marshall PhD (auth.) PDF

    By Michele K. Lewis PhD, Isiah Marshall PhD (auth.)

    Same-sex attracted, and non-gender conforming African-Americans are enormous in quantity, but underrepresented within the social and behavioral technology literature. This quantity addresses the problems of African-American LGBT psychology as a case of indigenous psychology. The authors current the study of students who're constructing conception, perform, and providers which are couched in the particular cultural complexities of this inhabitants. a few key themes addressed in AFrican-American matters in LGBT Psychology are gender, spirituality, relatives, racism, "coming out", generational adjustments, wellbeing and fitness and questions of safety, city vs. rural realities, and implications for researchers.

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  • Download Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention by Jan Howard, Mary L. Ganikos, Jane A. Taylor (auth.), Ronald PDF

    By Jan Howard, Mary L. Ganikos, Jane A. Taylor (auth.), Ronald R. Watson (eds.)

    A significant nationwide aim is to enhance our healthiness and enhance our possibilities to pursue happiness. Simulta­ neously, there are expanding health and wellbeing care bills and lengthening calls for to complete extra with much less monetary help. remedy expenses might be diminished and health and wellbeing stronger via fighting the poisonous results of substances. this primary quantity of our new sequence, Drug and Alcohol to minimize the use and Abuse studies, specializes in stategies abuse of universal compounds recognized to reason significant harm to healthiness: alcohol, tobacco, and illicit medicinal drugs comparable to cocaine and heroin. With the variety of deaths caused by the intake of alcohol within the US at approximately 100,000 in keeping with yr, the once a year price of addictions should be $150 billion through 1995. a number of methods to combating drug abuse are being utilized via governmental firms and overall healthiness care prone to lessen expenditures. those contain school-based inter­ ventions, motive force teaching programs, media interventions, overall healthiness caution labels, doctor tips, financial dis­ incentives, constrained availability, punishments and consequences, environmental protections, and social-support methods. With this kind of variety of techniques, it turns into serious to guage and select the best structures for a given inhabitants. We believe that the current number of severe survey articles constitutes a radical exam of the problems and methods linked to prevention, and belief that readers will locate the booklet incredibly worthwhile in lower than­ status and making plans what should be done.

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  • Download Laser Beams: Theory, Properties and Applications by Maxim Thys PDF

    By Maxim Thys

    This booklet considers a few basic laser-induced strategies which are fascinated about laser-matter interactions. a short overview is gifted a couple of very attention-grabbing software of laser beams within the fields of fabrics technological know-how: the expansion of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructured movies through Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD). additionally, secure and designated hollow space detection, in particular of harmful or inaccessible voids, is key to secure creation in a operating mine. the benefits and downsides of laser detection platforms are analysed, and a mixture of laser scanning options and standard survey technique is proposed. different chapters during this booklet current an summary on laser cladding, a dialogue of the purposes of based laser beams in laser refractography know-how, a evaluation of a few basics of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) and an research of laser forming of metal elements by way of diode lasers.
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  • Download After the Classics: A translation into English of the by Vicent Andrés Estellés PDF

    By Vicent Andrés Estellés

    This option of the verse of Valencian poet Vicent Andres Estelles (1924-1993) is observed through a translation into English from the unique Catalan. The layout of an cutting edge discussion with classical authors — a cornerstone of Estellesian expression — constitutes an creative invocation and parodic observation at the output and ethos of the Latin poets Horace, Ovid, Virgil and Catullus, the medieval patriarch of Valencian letters Ausiàs March and the Renaissance Castilian poet, Garcilaso de los angeles Vega. For Estellés, Octavian Rome offers a parallel to the Franco dictatorship and the old framework surrounding those writers provides the neophyte a chance for ideological denunciation, artistic wit and lyrical grace in addition to righteous anger on the oppressive pettiness of existence below autocracy. The translators have tried to carry to an Anglophone readership the wealth of feat of this author who, regardless of the severity of fascist repression, sang and celebrated the adventure of his personal neighborhood via its personal oppressed language.
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  • Download Ion Beam Processing of Materials and Deposition Processes of by P. L. F. Hemment, J. Gyulai, R. B. Simonton, I. Yamada, J. PDF

    By P. L. F. Hemment, J. Gyulai, R. B. Simonton, I. Yamada, J. -P. Thomas, P. Thévenard, W. L. Brown, P. B. Barna, G. Wahl, Yves Pauleau

    Containing the complaints of 3 symposia within the E-MRS sequence this booklet is split into components. half one is worried with ion beam processing, a very strong and flexible know-how which are used either to synthesise and alter fabrics, together with metals, semiconductors, ceramics and dielectrics, with nice precision and ideal keep watch over. in addition it additionally bargains with the correlated results in atomic and cluster ion bombardment and implantation.

    Part bargains with the deposition ideas, characterization and functions of complex ceramic, steel and polymeric coatings or skinny motion pictures for floor safety opposed to corrosion, erosion, abrasion, diffusion and for lubrication of contracting surfaces in relative motion.

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  • Download Symbolic Dynamics and Its Applications: American by American Mathematical Society, Susan G. Williams PDF

    By American Mathematical Society, Susan G. Williams

    Susan G. Williams – creation to symbolic dynamics Brian Marcus – Combining modulation codes and mistake correcting codes Paul Blanchard, Robert L. Devaney and Linda willing – advanced dynamics and symbolic dynamics Douglas Lind – Multi-dimensional symbolic dynamics E. Arthur Robinson, Jr. – Symbolic dynamics and tilings of Rd J. B. Wagoner – robust shift equivalence conception
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