Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.
Author: Martin Lee Abbott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Utilizing the latest software, this book presents the essentialstatistical procedures for drawing valuable results from data inthe social sciences. Mobilizing interesting real-world examples from the field ofeducation, Understanding Educational Statistics Using MicrosoftExcel and SPSS supplies a seamless presentation that identifiesvaluable connections between statistical applications and researchdesign. Class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation, the bookcombines clear, step-by-step explanations and the use of softwarepackages that are accessible to both the novice and professionalalike to present the fundamental statistical practices fororganizing, understanding, and drawing conclusions from educationalresearch data. The book begines with an introduction to descriptive andinferential statistics and then proceeds to acquaint readers withthe various functions for working with quantitative data in theMicrosoft Excel environment, such as spreadsheet navigation;sorting and filtering; and creating pivot tables. Subsequentchapters treat the procedures that are commonly-employed whenworking with data across various fields of social science research,including: Single-sample tests Repeated measure tests Independent t-tests One way ANOVA and factorial ANOVA Correlation Bivariate regression Chi square Multiple regression Individual chapters are devoted to specific procedures, eachending with a lab exercise that highlights the importance of thatprocedure by posing a research question, examining the questionthrough its application in Excel and SPSS, and concluding with abrief research report that outlines key findings drawn from theresults. Real-world examples and data from modern educationalresearch are used throughout the book, and a related Web sitefeatures additional data sets, examples, and labs, allowing readersto reinforce their comprehension of the material. Bridging traditional statistical topics with the latest softwareand applications in the field of education, UnderstandingEducational Statistics Using Microsoft Excel and SPSS is anexcellent book for courses on educational research methods andintroductory statistics in the social sciences at theupper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as avaluable resource for researchers and practitioners in the fieldsof education, psychology, and the social sciences who require astatistical background to work with data in their everydaywork.
Andrew Carnegie's Museums and Library in Pittsburgh
Author: Robert J. Gangewere
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Andrew Carnegie is remembered as one of the world’s great philanthropists. As a boy, he witnessed the benevolence of a businessman who lent his personal book collection to laborer’s apprentices. That early experience inspired Carnegie to create the “Free to the People” Carnegie Library in 1895 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1896, he founded the Carnegie Institute, which included a music hall, art museum, and science museum. Carnegie deeply believed that education and culture could lift up the common man and should not be the sole province of the wealthy. Today, his Pittsburgh cultural institution encompasses a library, music hall, natural history museum, art museum, science center, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Carnegie International art exhibition. In Palace of Culture, Robert J. Gangewere presents the first history of a cultural conglomeration that has served millions of people since its inception and inspired the likes of August Wilson, Andy Warhol, and David McCullough. In this fascinating account, Gangewere details the political turmoil, budgetary constraints, and cultural tides that have influenced the caretakers and the collections along the way. He profiles the many benefactors, trustees, directors, and administrators who have stewarded the collections through the years. Gangewere provides individual histories of the library, music hall, museums, and science center, and describes the importance of each as an educational and research facility. Moreover, Palace of Culture documents the importance of cultural institutions to the citizens of large metropolitan areas. The Carnegie Library and Institute have inspired the creation of similar organizations in the United States and serve as models for museum systems throughout the world.
A Model of Scientific and Philosophical Change
Author: Oscar Nudler
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The notion of controversy space is the key element of the new model of scientific and philosophical change introduced in this book. Devised as an alternative to classical models, the model of Controversy Spaces is a heuristic tool for the reconstruction of processes of conceptual change in the history of science and philosophy. The first chapter of this volume outlines in its initial section the historical trajectory of the dialectical, adversarial approach to the progress of knowledge, from its ancient flourishing and its almost complete oblivion in modernity up to its contemporary revival. Then the main features that characterize the structure and dynamics of controversy spaces are identified and examined. In the rest of the book the reader will find a detailed, fascinating series of case studies that apply the CS model in a variety of scientific areas, ranging from physics to linguistics, as well as the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of historiography.
Author: Stanley Evans
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
In this fourth mystery of the Seaweed series, Victoria neighbourhood cop Silas Seaweed is as always sensitive to his Coast Salish culture, but when he's confronted by a ten-foot-tall bear on a marsh on the city's outskirts, he suspects that this is no creature from the unknown world but someone out to con him. And Silas is right, but his attempts to unmask the bear lead him into a labyrinth of blackmail and murder. Along the way he investigates a homeless people's sit-in at Beacon Hill Park, a burglary in the office of hypnotherapist Dr. Lawrence Trew, and the barely legal world of small-time hood Titus Silverman. And whenever Silas is not busy finding corpses, he's on the lookout for a missing artist and two eight-year-old runaways.
From the New Deal to the Reagan Revolution and Beyond
Author: Kurt Ritter
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The rise of the media presidency through radio and television broadcasts has heightened the importance of presidential rhetoric, giving way to the rise of professional speechwriters. Yet the reliance of presidents on their speechwriters has varied with the rhetorical skill of the officeholder himself. The chapters here give insight into the process and development of presidential speechwriting from Roosevelt's administration to Reagan's.
Author: Robert Kan
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Told with sensitivity and generous spirit, this memoir from Jan will inform as well as entertain as it runs concurrently with the turbulent times during World War II and the devastating effects it had on Jewish families in Europe and elsewhere. How Warm It Was and How Far will engage readers as Jan comes of age in post-war Dutch society, as a child survivor, learning about life and sexual identity along the way.
Author: Glenn Mott
Poetry. Glenn Mott's ANALECTS ON A CHINESE SCREEN is modeled on a form that reaches to an earlier tradition of narrative and storytelling, where the "I" refers to a protean self. The aim is at social enlightenment, with an insistent connection of poetry with the external world. "ANALECTS ON A CHINESE SCREEN" is a book of humility rather that the falsely heroic, written by one as sensitive to the attenuations of life and the nuances of culture as any I've ever read."-Garrett Hongo
Author: George Elliott Clarke
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
In the "Boogie Nights" era of the 1970s, Betty Browning and her lover, boxer Malcolm Miles, travel from the fog-anchored grime of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to sunburnt Corpus Christi, Texas, and back — meeting tragedy and bloodshed along the way. I & I smoulders with love, lust, violence, and the excruciating repercussions of racism, sexism, and disgust. Rastafarian for "you and me," "I & I" expresses the oneness of God and man, the oneness of two people or the distinction between body and spirit. In George Elliott Clarke's hands, this existential aesthetic crystallizes in a love story of Gothic grit. The narrative gives this verse novel shape; the poetry makes it sing, straddling folk ballad, soul, and pop music, all the while moaning the blues.
Author: Daisy Foote
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
THE STORY: BHUTAN follows a New England family's ups and downs after the death of their father. Frances Conroy wonders how she ended up here. Her mother is driving her crazy. Her aunt is stalking a married man. Her brother is in prison. She dreams
The Aircraft Collection
Author: Martin W. Bowman,John M. Dibbs
Publisher: Airlife Pub Limited
At the time he was killed in 1940 while flying for the RAF, aviator Richard Shuttleworth had assembled a modest collection of classic aircraft. Shuttleworth's grief-stricken mother, to whom his estate passed, in turn established the Richard Shuttleworth Trust. Today, those five original airplanes form the core of an outstanding collection of 35 airworthy machines representing the first 50 years of the 20th century. This all-color, authorized tribute to the Shuttleworth collection features a history of the collection and descriptions of the aircraft written by respected aviation author Martin Bowman.
New Quilts from an Old Favorite
Author: American Quilter's Society,Linda Baxter Lasco
Publisher: Amer Quilters Society
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The creativity, imagination, and skill of today's quilters are showcased in this collection of spectacular quilts. The popular New Quilts from an Old Favorite contest, sponsored annually by The National Quilt Museum of Paducah, Kentucky, has once again brought out the best efforts of the contestants. The top winners and semifinalists are all featured, describing their inspiration and the design of their quilts, each an original variation on the classic Burgoyne Surrounded block. Meet each of the quilters as they describe their background, quilting experience, and working methods. Follow their progress from inspiration to completion through their original drawings and in-process photographs. Information about and photographs of the museum itself enhance this annual favorite, now in its 15th year! Other titles in this popular contest series are Sawtooth, Rose of Sharon, Dresden Plate, Seven Sisters, Monkey Wrench, Feathered Star, Tumbling Block, Bear s Paw, Storm at Sea, Kaleidoscope, Pineapple, Mariner s Compass, Ohio Star, and Log Cabin.