Research in the Social Sciences and Education

Principles and Process

Author: Manuel Martinez-Pons

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 337

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This book was written to introduce the college senior or graduate student to modern scientific inquiry in the social sciences and education. No prior knowledge of research is necessary for an understanding of the material. The work can be used as a text for a first course in research or a reference for the more general aspects of the research endeavor. Contents: Concepts and Principles of Modern Research; Statistics in Research; The Research Process: Overview; The Research Process for the Construct Descriptive Focus; The Research Process for the Assignment Focus; The Research Process for the Causal Focus; Program Evaluation and Review Technique; Appendix: The Validity of Manipulative Methods of Data Generation; Index.

Participatory Evaluation Up Close

An Integration of ResearchBased Knowledge

Author: J. Bradley Cousins,Jill Anne Chouinard

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1617358037

Category: Education

Page: 309

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Empiricism provides the backbone of knowledge creation within social science disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology) and applied domains of study (e.g., education, administration) alike. Yet, relative to such domains of inquiry, comparatively little empirical research on evaluation has occurred, and the research knowledge base been infrequently synthesized and integrated to influence theory and practice. The proposed book aims to fill this void with regard to participatory evaluation, a set of collaborative approaches to evaluation that is receiving considerable attention of late, including a growing body of empirical studies. The authors begin in Part 1 with the delineation of a widely known and familiar conceptual framework for participatory evaluation. They then use the framework in Part 2 as a guide to conducting an extensive review of the extant empirical knowledge base in participatory evaluation, culminating in a thematic analysis of what we know about the approach. In Part 3 the authors focus on methodological considerations of doing research on participatory evaluation through a critique of existing studies and an explication of design choices drawn from their own research program. The book concludes in Part 4 with implications for moving the field forward in terms of important research questions, methodological direction and evaluation practice. This book will be of central interest to evaluation theorists and to those who choose to conduct research on evaluation; appeal will be conceptual and methodological. It will provide excellent supplementary reading for graduate students, many of whom seek to develop empirical studies on evaluation as part of their graduate programs. Rife with examples of participatory evaluation in practice, and practical implications, the book will also benefit evaluation practitioners with an interest in evaluation capacity building and participatory and collaborative approaches to practice.

Equitation Science

Author: Paul McGreevy,Janne Winther Christensen,Uta König von Borstel,Andrew McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119241448

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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A new edition of a highly respected textbook and reference in the rapidly emerging field of equitation science. Equitation Science, 2nd Edition incorporates learning theory into ethical equine training frameworks suitable for riders of any level and for all types of equestrian activity. Written by international experts at the forefront of the development of the field, the welfare of the horse and rider safety are primary considerations throughout. This edition features a new chapter on research methods, and a companion website provides the images from the book in PowerPoint.

Catalogs of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley

Publisher: N.A

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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.

Die Wissenschaften vom Künstlichen

Author: Herbert A. Simon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709193839

Category: Computers

Page: 241

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Die Wissenschaften vom Künstlichen von Herbert A. Simon gilt seit dem Erscheinen der ersten Ausgabe im Jahr 1969 als "Klassiker" der Literatur zum Thema Künstliche Intelligenz. Simon hat zusammen mit den Computerwissenschaftlern Allen Newell, Marvin Minsky und John McCarthy Mitte der fünfziger Jahre das so bezeichnete - von Alan Turing antizipierte - Forschungsgebiet der Computerwissenschaft und der Psychologie ins Leben gerufen. Seine herausragende, allgemeinverständliche Darstellung von Grundüberlegungen und philosophischen Aspekten der Künstlichen Intelligenz ist heute aktueller denn je, nicht nur wegen der ständig zunehmenden Bedeutung der Forschung und Entwicklung auf diesem Gebiet, sondern auch aufgrund des verbreiteten Mangels an Grundkenntnissen für eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der Künstlichen Intelligenz.