Answering Questions With Statistics


Author: Robert F. Szafran,Robert Szafran
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412991323
Category: Social Science
Page: 429
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By making introductory statistics interesting through comparing data on today's student generation with their parents' generation, and asking students to consider how people change as they grow older, the book uses data on subjective beliefs (such as freedom of speech and abortion) as well objective characteristics (years of schooling, marital status) to teach basic statistics using SPSS.

Social Statistics for a Diverse Society


Author: Chava Frankfort-Nachmias,Anna Leon-Guerrero
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506347223
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
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This Eighth Edition of Social Statistics for a Diverse Society continues to emphasize intuition and common sense, while demonstrating that social science is a constant interplay between methods of inquiry and important social issues. Recognizing that today’s students live in a world of growing diversity and richness of social differences, authors Chava Frankfort-Nachmias and Anna Leon-Guerrero use research examples that show how statistics is a tool for understanding the ways in which race, class, gender, and other categories of experience shape our social world and influence social behavior. In addition, guides for reading and interpreting the research literature help students acquire statistical literacy, while SPSS demonstrations and a rich variety of exercises help them hone their problem-solving skills.

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
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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.

Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics

Using Microsoft Excel 2016
Author: Neil J. Salkind
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483374106
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel 2016, Fourth Edition presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students will appreciate the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel 2016, including coverage of how to use functions and formulas, this edition also shows students how to install the Excel Data Analysis Tools option to access a host of useful analytical techniques. The book walks readers through various statistical procedures, beginning with simple descriptive statistics, correlations, and graphical representations of data, and ending with inferential techniques, analysis of variance, and a new introductory chapter on working with large datasets and data mining using Excel.

Applied Statistics

From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques
Author: Rebecca M. Warner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148330597X
Category: Social Science
Page: 1208
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Rebecca M. Warner's Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques, Second Edition provides a clear introduction to widely used topics in bivariate and multivariate statistics, including multiple regression, discriminant analysis, MANOVA, factor analysis, and binary logistic regression. The approach is applied and does not require formal mathematics; equations are accompanied by verbal explanations. Students are asked to think about the meaning of equations. Each chapter presents a complete empirical research example to illustrate the application of a specific method. Although SPSS examples are used throughout the book, the conceptual material will be helpful for users of different programs. Each chapter has a glossary and comprehension questions.

Developmental Research Methods


Author: Scott A. Miller
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506332021
Category: Psychology
Page: 480
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The Fifth Edition of Scott A. Miller’s classic Developmental Research Methods presents an overview of methods to prepare students to carry out, report on, and evaluate research on human development across the lifespan. The book explores every step in the research process, from the initial concept to the final written product, covering conceptual issues of experimental design, as well as the procedural skills necessary to translate design into research. Incorporating new topics, pedagogy, and references, this edition conveys an appreciation of the issues that must be addressed, the decisions that must be made, and the obstacles that must be overcome at every phase in a research project, capturing both the excitement and the challenge of doing quality research on topics that matter.

Straightforward Statistics


Author: Chieh-Chen Bowen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483358925
Category: Psychology
Page: 608
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Straightforward Statistics by Chieh-Chen Bowen is written in plain language and connects material in a clear, logical manner to help students across the social and behavioral sciences develop a “big picture” understanding of foundational statistics. Each new chapter is purposefully connected with the previous chapter for a gradual accrual of knowledge from simple to more complex concepts—this effective, cumulative approach to statistics through logical transitions eases students into statistics and prepares them for success in more advanced quantitative coursework and their own research.

High-Intensity Exercise in Hypoxia - Beneficial Aspects and Potential Drawbacks


Author: Olivier Girard,Donald R. McCrimmon,Gregoire P. Millet
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889454061
Category:
Page: N.A
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In the past, ‘traditional’ moderate-intensity continuous training (60-75% peak heart rate) was the type of physical activity most frequently recommended for both athletes and clinical populations (cf. American College of Sports Medicine guidelines). However, growing evidence indicates that high-intensity interval training (80-100% peak heart rate) could actually be associated with larger cardiorespiratory fitness and metabolic function benefits and, thereby, physical performance gains for athletes. Similarly, recent data in obese and hypertensive individuals indicate that various mechanisms – further improvement in endothelial function, reductions in sympathetic neural activity, or in arterial stiffness – might be involved in the larger cardiovascular protective effects associated with training at high exercise intensities. Concerning hypoxic training, similar trends have been observed from ‘traditional’ prolonged altitude sojourns (‘Live High Train High’ or ‘Live High Train Low’), which result in increased hemoglobin mass and blood carrying capacity. Recent innovative ‘Live Low Train High’ methods (‘Resistance Training in Hypoxia’ or ‘Repeated Sprint Training in Hypoxia’) have resulted in peripheral adaptations, such as hypertrophy or delay in muscle fatigue. Other interventions inducing peripheral hypoxia, such as vascular occlusion during endurance/resistance training or remote ischemic preconditioning (i.e. succession of ischemia/reperfusion episodes), have been proposed as methods for improving subsequent exercise performance or altitude tolerance (e.g. reduced severity of acute-mountain sickness symptoms). Postulated mechanisms behind these metabolic, neuro-humoral, hemodynamics, and systemic adaptations include stimulation of nitric oxide synthase, increase in anti-oxidant enzymes, and down-regulation of pro-inflammatory cytokines, although the amount of evidence is not yet significant enough. Improved O2 delivery/utilization conferred by hypoxic training interventions might also be effective in preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, as well as contributing to improve exercise tolerance and health status of patients. For example, in obese subjects, combining exercise with hypoxic exposure enhances the negative energy balance, which further reduces weight and improves cardio-metabolic health. In hypertensive patients, the larger lowering of blood pressure through the endothelial nitric oxide synthase pathway and the associated compensatory vasodilation is taken to reflect the superiority of exercising in hypoxia compared to normoxia. A hypoxic stimulus, in addition to exercise at high vs. moderate intensity, has the potential to further ameliorate various aspects of the vascular function, as observed in healthy populations. This may have clinical implications for the reduction of cardiovascular risks. Key open questions are therefore of interest for patients suffering from chronic vascular or cellular hypoxia (e.g. work-rest or ischemia/reperfusion intermittent pattern; exercise intensity; hypoxic severity and exposure duration; type of hypoxia (normobaric vs. hypobaric); health risks; magnitude and maintenance of the benefits). Outside any potential beneficial effects of exercising in O2-deprived environments, there may also be long-term adverse consequences of chronic intermittent severe hypoxia. Sleep apnea syndrome, for instance, leads to oxidative stress and the production of reactive oxygen species, and ultimately systemic inflammation. Postulated pathophysiological changes associated with intermittent hypoxic exposure include alteration in baroreflex activity, increase in pulmonary arterial pressure and hematocrit, changes in heart structure and function, and an alteration in endothelial-dependent vasodilation in cerebral and muscular arteries. There is a need to explore the combination of exercising in hypoxia and association of hypertension, developmental defects, neuro-pathological and neuro-cognitive deficits, enhanced susceptibility to oxidative injury, and possibly increased myocardial and cerebral infarction in individuals sensitive to hypoxic stress. The aim of this Research Topic is to shed more light on the transcriptional, vascular, hemodynamics, neuro-humoral, and systemic consequences of training at high intensities under various hypoxic conditions.

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
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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.

IntroStats Online


Author: Gregory Francis
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781452286266
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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IntroStats Online by Greg Francis is an introductory-level statistics textbook in an online format, featuring text, extensive practice questions, interactive demonstrations, simulations, and calculators. It is designed to fully immerse students in statistical concepts in an engaging, online environment. IntroStats Online includes access to STATLAB Online™, an interactive laboratory where students conduct classic behavioral experiments from data collection to statistical analysis. Students participate in the experiments and are guided through an analysis of their own data. Each lab is designed to highlight a specific kind of statistical analysis. Students’ data is then automatically graded and available to you, as their instructor.

Information Systems Reengineering for Modern Business Systems: ERP, Supply Chain and E-Commerce Management Solutions

ERP, Supply Chain and E-Commerce Management Solutions
Author: Valverde, Raul
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466601566
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 299
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Businesses must constantly adapt to a dynamically changing environment that requires choosing an adaptive and dynamic information architecture that has the flexibility to support both changes in the business environment and changes in technology. In general, information systems reengineering has the objective of extracting the contents, data structures, and flow of data and process contained within existing legacy systems in order to reconstitute them into a new form for subsequent implementation. Information Systems Reengineering for Modern Business Systems: ERP, Supply Chain and E-Commerce Management Solutions covers different techniques that could be used in industry in order to reengineer business processes and legacy systems into more flexible systems capable of supporting modern trends such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), supply chain management systems and e-commerce. This reference book also covers other issues related to the reengineering of legacy systems, which include risk management and obsolescence management of requirements.

Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Big Data and Cloud Computing Challenges (ISBCC – 16’)


Author: V. Vijayakumar,V. Neelanarayanan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319303481
Category: Computers
Page: 520
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This proceedings volume contains selected papers that were presented in the 3rd International Symposium on Big data and Cloud Computing Challenges, 2016 held at VIT University, India on March 10 and 11. New research issues, challenges and opportunities shaping the future agenda in the field of Big Data and Cloud Computing are identified and presented throughout the book, which is intended for researchers, scholars, students, software developers and practitioners working at the forefront in their field. This book acts as a platform for exchanging ideas, setting questions for discussion, and sharing the experience in Big Data and Cloud Computing domain.​

7th International Munich Chassis Symposium 2016

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Author: Peter Pfeffer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658142197
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 957
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In chassis development, the three aspects of safety, vehicle dynamics and ride comfort are at the top of the list of challenges to be faced. Addressing this triad of challenges becomes even more complex when the chassis is required to interact with assistance systems and other systems for fully automated driving. What is more, new demands are created by the introduction of modern electric and electronic architectures. All these requirements must be met by the chassis, together with its subsystems, the steering, brakes, tires and wheels. At the same time, all physical relationships and interactions have to be taken into account.

Big Data and Social Science

A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools
Author: Ian Foster,Rayid Ghani,Ron S. Jarmin,Frauke Kreuter,Julia Lane
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498751431
Category: Mathematics
Page: 376
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Both Traditional Students and Working Professionals Acquire the Skills to Analyze Social Problems. Big Data and Social Science: A Practical Guide to Methods and Tools shows how to apply data science to real-world problems in both research and the practice. The book provides practical guidance on combining methods and tools from computer science, statistics, and social science. This concrete approach is illustrated throughout using an important national problem, the quantitative study of innovation. The text draws on the expertise of prominent leaders in statistics, the social sciences, data science, and computer science to teach students how to use modern social science research principles as well as the best analytical and computational tools. It uses a real-world challenge to introduce how these tools are used to identify and capture appropriate data, apply data science models and tools to that data, and recognize and respond to data errors and limitations. For more information, including sample chapters and news, please visit the author's website.

New Horizons in Insect Science: Towards Sustainable Pest Management


Author: Akshay Kumar Chakravarthy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 8132220897
Category: Science
Page: 431
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Insect science is fast changing as insects are evolving to a plethora of newer chemical molecules, climate change, management tactics and transformation of the landscapes. Through the International Conference, the editors have attempted to gather together newer aspects of Insect Sciences like Insect Taxonomy, DNA Barcoding, Physiology, Toxicology, Vectors and their Management, Molecular Biology, RNA interference in Pest Management, Semiochemicals and Pest Management using Host Plant Resistance and Biological Control appropriated especially for the developing world. Both basic and applied aspects of insect science have been included to stimulate comprehensive studies on insect science. The book not only deals with insect science but also environmental and ecological aspects in the hope that the book will be of immense use to students, researchers, extension workers, planners, administrators, farmers and other end users. The Chapters on diversified aspects of Insect Science are contributed by leading scientists for the coming 21st century in which entomology is witnessing a dramatic advancement in management of pests through in-depth investigations. The dimensions of Insect Science covered in the book are pest management approaches that can be adopted worldwide with ascent on sustainability.

New Approaches for Security, Privacy and Trust in Complex Environments

Proceedings of the IFIP TC 11 22nd International Information Security Conference (SEC 2007), 14-16 May 2007, Sandton, South Africa
Author: Hein Venter,Mariki Eloff,Les Labuschagne,Jan Eloff,Rossouw von Solms
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387723676
Category: Computers
Page: 498
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The current IT environment deals with novel, complex approaches such as information privacy, trust, digital forensics, management, and human aspects. This volume includes papers offering research contributions that focus both on access control in complex environments as well as other aspects of computer security and privacy.

Udder Health and Communication


Author: H. Hogeveen,T.J.G.M. Lam
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9086867421
Category: Science
Page: 428
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In dairy industries throughout the world there is a desire to optimize udder health. An improved udder health will lead to improved animal welfare, improved production efficiency and a reduction of the use of antibiotics. To improve udder health, first of all, technical knowledge on issues such as treatment, milking, infectious pressure and host resistance is important. However, over the years we learned that knowledge alone is not enough: knowledge has to be used. And for knowledge to be used, farmers have to be motivated. This requires knowledge about motivation and communication. In this book, recent knowledge on technical udder health issues is combined with knowledge on motivation and communication. A large number of descriptions of mastitis control programs that are being carried out worldwide is combined with more specific studies. These are aimed at effective advising, motivation and communication strategies, economics, and technical studies on mastitis control and prevention. Therefore, this book provides an applied source of information for all that are willing to improve udder health.

Using and Interpreting Statistics in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences


Author: William E. Wagner, III,Brian Joseph Gillespie
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544321090
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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Using and Interpreting Statistics in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences by William E. Wagner, III and Brian J. Gillespie is designed to be paired with any undergraduate introduction to research methods text used by students in a variety of disciplines. It introduces students to statistics at the conceptual level—examining the meaning of statistics, and why researchers use a particular statistical technique, rather than computational skills. Focusing on descriptive statistics, and some more advanced topics such as tests of significance, measures of association, and regression analysis, this brief, inexpensive text is the perfect companion to help students who have not yet taken an introductory statistics course or are confused by the statistics used in the articles they are reading.