Social Statistics for a Diverse Society

Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412992532

Category: Mathematics

Page: 574

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The new edition of this bestselling text continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating the link between the practice of statistics and important social issues. The authors help students learn key sociological concepts through real research examples related to the dynamic interplay of race, class, gender, and other social variables.

The Practice of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445562

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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The Fourteenth Edition of Babbie's THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. Known as the “gold standard” for research methods, the book offers a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. Babbie emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods-such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: Callie Marie Rennison,Timothy C. Hart

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544317875

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 7762


Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology connects key concepts to real field research and practices using contemporary examples and recurring case studies that demonstrate how concepts relate to your life. Authors Callie M. Rennison and Timothy C. Hart introduce practical research strategies used in criminal justice to show you how a research question can become a policy that changes or influences criminal justice practices. The book’s student-driven approach addresses both the why and the how as it covers the research process and focuses on the practical application of data collection and analysis. By demonstrating the variety of ways research can be used and reinforcing the need to discern quality research, the book prepares you to become a critical consumer and ethical producer of research.

Culture and Psychology

Author: David Matsumoto,Linda Juang

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 130588809X

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 6170


CULTURE AND PSYCHOLOGY, 6th Edition illustrates how and why culture influences mental processes and behaviors in humans, and is relevant for anyone interacting with people from different cultures. Incorporating current research that highlights the relationship between culture and psychology, the authors' use a cross-cultural framework that gives students the tools necessary for evaluating many psychological processes and principles from a cultural perspective. In addition, the text encourages students to question traditionally held beliefs and theories and their relevance to different cultural groups today, and to apply what they learn to their own lives. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Distributed Situation Awareness

Theory, Measurement and Application to Teamwork

Author: Dr Daniel P Jenkins,Dr Guy H Walker,Professor Neville A Stanton,Professor Paul M Salmon

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409486125

Category: Psychology

Page: 266

View: 8444


Having an accurate understanding of what is going on is a key commodity for teams working within military systems. 'Situation awareness' (SA) is the term that is used within human factors circles to describe the level of awareness that operators have of the situation that they are engaged in; it focuses on how operators develop and maintain a sufficient understanding of 'what is going on' in order to achieve success in task performance. Over the past two decades, the construct has become a fundamental theme within the areas of system design and evaluation and has received considerable attention from the human factors research community. Despite this, there is still considerable debate over how SA operates in complex collaborative systems and how SA achievement and maintenance is best supported through system, procedure and interface design. This book focuses on the recently developed concept of distributed situation awareness, which takes a systems perspective on the concept and moves the focus on situation awareness out of the heads of individual operators and on to the overall joint cognitive system consisting of human and technological agents. Situation awareness is viewed as an emergent property of collaborative systems, something that resides in the interaction between elements of the system and not in the heads of individual operators working in that system. The first part of the book presents a comprehensive review and critique of existing SA theory and measurement approaches, following which a novel model for complex collaborative systems, the distributed SA model, and a new modelling procedure, the propositional network approach, are outlined and demonstrated. The next part focuses on real-world applications of the model and modelling procedure, and presents four case studies undertaken in the land warfare, multinational warfare and energy distribution domains. Each case study is described in terms of the domain in question, the methodology employed, and the findings derived in relation to situation awareness theory. The third and final part of the book then concentrates on theoretical development, and uses the academic literature and the findings from the case study applications to validate and extend the distributed SA model described at the beginning of the book. In closing, the utility of the distributed SA model and modeling procedure are outlined and a series of initial guidelines for supporting distributed SA through system design are articulated.

Recent Advances in Electrical Engineering and Educational Technologies

Sci'14, Espco'14, Romesa'14, Emet'14

Author: Wseas LLC Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781618042545


Page: N.A

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Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Systems, Control and Informatics (SCI 2014)Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Electronics, Signal processing and Communications (ESPCO 2014)Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, Structural Analysis (ROMESA 2014)Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education and Modern Educational Technologies (EMET 2014)

Adaptation in Dynamical Systems

Author: Ivan Tyukin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494163

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 5156


In the context of this book, adaptation is taken to mean a feature of a system aimed at achieving the best possible performance, when mathematical models of the environment and the system itself are not fully available. This has applications ranging from theories of visual perception and the processing of information, to the more technical problems of friction compensation and adaptive classification of signals in fixed-weight recurrent neural networks. Largely devoted to the problems of adaptive regulation, tracking and identification, this book presents a unifying system-theoretic view on the problem of adaptation in dynamical systems. Special attention is given to systems with nonlinearly parameterized models of uncertainty. Concepts, methods and algorithms given in the text can be successfully employed in wider areas of science and technology. The detailed examples and background information make this book suitable for a wide range of researchers and graduates in cybernetics, mathematical modelling and neuroscience.

Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics

Author: William E. Wagner, III

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506331742

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 3136


Reliable and student-friendly, Using IBM® SPSS® Statistics for Research Methods and Social Science Statistics by William E. Wagner, III is known for its effectiveness in helping readers learn to use SPSS software for simple data management. Now reflecting SPSS Version 23.0, the Sixth Edition includes updated examples, screenshots, and tables based on current GSS (General Social Survey) data. This manual is an excellent companion to any undergraduate social statistics and research methods text and is ideal as a stand-alone guide for those learning to use SPSS software for the first time.

Women and Crime

A Text/Reader

Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412987504

Category: Social Science

Page: 641

View: 9429


Women and Crime: A Text/Reader, part of the text/reader series in criminology and criminal justice, incorporates contemporary and classic readings (some including policy implications) accompanied by student-friendly authored text. This unique format provides a theoretical framework and context for students. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes the history and theories of female offending, offenders and their crimes, processing and sentencing of female offenders, women in prison, women and victimization, women and work in the criminal justice system, juveniles and crime, and international crime. Race and diversity will be an underlying theme throughout the text.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology

Concise Student Edition

Author: Michael A Hogg,Joel Cooper

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446204774

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 4164


`This Volume is everything one would want from a one-volume handbook' - Choice Magazine In response to market demand, The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology: Concise Student Edition has been published and represents a slimmer (16 chapters in total), more course focused and student-friendly volume. The editors and authors have also updated all references, provided chapter introductions and summaries and a new Preface outlining the benefits of using the Handbook as an upper level teaching resource. It will prove indispensable reading for all upper level and graduate students studying social psychology.

Criminological Theory

A Text/Reader

Author: Stephen G. Tibbetts,Craig Hemmens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412950376

Category: Social Science

Page: 789

View: 3399


This book provides the best of both worlds-- authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings covering criminological theory from past to present and beyond. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies and state-of-the-art research. Key Features " Begins with an introductory chapter that presents a succinct overview of criminological theory, and briefly describes the organization and content of the book " Features 'How to Read a Research Article'--a perfect introduction to understanding how real-world research is organized and delivered in the journal literature " Includes a 'mini-chapter' for each Section, with figures and tables that present basic concepts and provide a background for the Readings that follow " Provides key terms, web resources, and thought-provoking discussion questions for each Section, along with questions for each Reading to help students develop their critical thinking skills " Instructor Resources on CD include a test bank, PowerPoint slides for each section, classroom activities, and more. " A Student study site provides additional articles, self-study quizzes, e-flashcards, and more.

Naturalistic Decision Making and Macrocognition

Author: Laura Militello,Tom Ormerod,Dr Jan Maarten Schraagen,Professor Raanan Lipshitz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409485692

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 3585


This book presents the latest work in the area of naturalistic decision making (NDM) and its extension into the area of macrocognition. It contains 18 chapters relating research centered on the study of expertise in naturalistic settings, written by international experts in NDM and cognitive systems engineering. The objective of the book is to present the reader with exciting new developments in this field of research, which is characterized by its application-oriented focus. The work addresses only real-world problems and issues. For instance, how do multi-national teams collaborate effectively? How can surgeons best be supported by technology? How do detectives make sense of complex criminal cases? In all instances the studies have been carried out on experts within their respective domains. The traditional field of NDM is extended in this work by focusing on macrocognitive functions other than decision making, namely sense-making, coordination and planning. This has broadened the scope of the field. The book also contains a theoretical discussion of the macro-micro distinction. Naturalistic Decision Making and Macrocognition will be relevant to graduate students, researchers and professionals (including professionals and researchers in business, industry and government) who are interested in decision making, expertise, training methods and system design. The material may be used in two ways: theoretically, to advance understanding of the field of naturalistic decision making; and practically, to gain insight into how experts in various domains solve particular problems, understand and deal with issues and collaborate with others.

Clinical Intensive Care and Acute Medicine

Author: Ken Hillman,Gillian Bishop

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139449366

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 5879


This new edition provides an accessible account of the essentials of intensive care medicine. The core of the book focuses on areas common to all critically ill patients including fluid therapy, sedation, shock, infection and other central topics. This key understanding of basic pathophysiological principles provides an excellent launch pad for the section on individual disease entities encompassing haematology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, the respiratory system, cardiovascular pathology, poisoning and neurology. Economic and ethical issues are also covered, and the text is supported by numerous problem-oriented guidelines to help the care provider tackle real-life practical problems as encountered in the ICU. In the same spirit, wherever possible, the authors provide precise and meaningful advice, rather than bland generalisations. This new edition reflects the excitement, challenges and uniqueness of intensive care medicine, for the benefit of all residents, trainees, nursing staff and paramedics attached to the ICU.

Leadership Best Practices and Employee Performance

A Phenomenological Telecommunications Industry Study

Author: Dr. Karl Thompson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524543799

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 122

View: 3384


This phenomenological study explored leadership best practices among senior managers in the telecommunications industry to determine the perceived effects that such routines had on actual employee performance. The study took place in Southern Georgia in the United States from January 16 to February 18, 2014 and involved interviews with ten selected managers who held the role of customer service manager for a minimum of 2 years and were identified as top performers based on the ranking and rating reports from industry data. Participants identified employee-oriented perspectives on leadership, performance, process, learning, training, and development as key factors in improving follower performance. The research determined perceived best leadership practices that play a role in nurturing a work environment, enabling the organization to become more productive and competitive. It was determined that leaders should create a working environment where there is increased employee engagement and participation; communicate goals, gain employee understanding, and apply communication styles that fit the need of each employee at all levels; identify and plan opportunities for growth for employees through training and development; recognize the importance of personally engaging with their employees; and, understand the importance of having regular meetings to update employees about new products and services. This will result is greater employee decision-making ability and in turn a more productive employee with a higher level of performance.

The Third Revelation

The Rosary Chronicles

Author: Ralph McInerny

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101014646

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2857


Retired CIA operative Vincent Traeger spent years working undercover in Rome. Now he is going back to solve a mystery. The Vatican’s Secretary of State has been brutally murdered along with a prefect of the Vatican Library. Traeger suspects that a Cold War adversary may be involved. But there is more than deadly politics at work. The answers can only be found within the story of the Lady of Fatima: the image of the Blessed Mary who appeared to three peasant children in 1917—and predicted a pope’s assassination. Fighting an unseen enemy in a world of religious fervor, deception, and blood, and shadowed by a powerful billionaire whose devotion to God may mask the devil’s work, Traeger must navigate a treacherous maze through history, faith, and his own past if he is ever to discover the astonishing truth.

The Practice of Research

Author: Shamus Khan,Dana R. Fisher

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199827411

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 4171


This unique reader for research methods courses looks at how social scientists ask and answer questions. The Practice of Research presents a practical guide to doing research by excerpting well-known studies by some of the most distinguished social science researchers in the field today. The excerpts represent nine methodological approaches and are accompanied by reflections where authors reveal how they resolved some of the challenges that face almost all research projects. Contributors include: * Jessica Brown, University of Houston * Shelley Correll, Stanford University * Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University * Michael T. Heaney, University of Michigan * Steven Hitlin, University of Iowa; J. Scott Brown, Miami University; and Glen H. Elder, Jr., University of North Carolina * Ziad Munson, Lehigh University * Mario Luis Small, University of Chicago The personal reflections written by authors of each excerpted paper were prepared specifically for this volume. Focusing on the experience of actually doing research, The Practice of Research illustrates methods in action. This volume lets students not just read exemplary papers, but also gives students access to these authors as they personally narrate their practical solutions to common research challenges.