100 Questions (and Answers) About Tests and Measurement

Author: Bruce B. Frey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324583

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 6043

100 Questions (and Answers) About Tests and Measurement asks (and answers) important questions about the world of social science measurement. It is ideal as an introduction to students new to the concepts, to advanced students and professionals looking to review ideas and procedures, as well as to those interested in knowing more about a test they have to take or how to interpret the score they receive.

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics

Author: Emily E. Anderson,Amy Corneli

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506348718

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 6071

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Ethics by Emily E Anderson and Amy Corneli is an essential guide for graduate students and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences. It identifies ethical issues that individuals must consider when planning research studies as well as provides guidance on how to address ethical issues that might arise during research implementation. Questions such as assessing risks, to protecting privacy and vulnerable populations, obtaining informed consent, using technology including social media, negotiating the IRB process, and handling data ethically are covered. Acting as a resource for students developing their thesis and dissertation proposals and for junior faculty designing research, this book reflects the latest U.S. federal research regulations to take effect mostly in January 2018.

100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research

Author: Lisa M. Given

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483346897

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 992

100 Questions (and Answers) About Qualitative Research, by Lisa M. Given, addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

100 Questions (and Answers) About Research Methods

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412992036

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 3555

How do I create a good research hypothesis? How do I know when my literature review is finished? What is the difference between a sample and a population? What is power and why is it important? In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand the process of research. This invaluable guide answers the essential questions that students ask about research methods in a concise and accessible way.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation

Author: Bruce B. Frey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 150632617X

Category: Education

Page: 2000

View: 4006

In an era of curricular changes and experiments and high-stakes testing, educational measurement and evaluation is more important than ever. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of traditional theories and methods, other entries discuss important sociopolitical issues and trends influencing the future of that research and practice. Textbooks, handbooks, monographs and other publications focus on various aspects of educational research, measurement and evaluation, but to date, there exists no major reference guide for students new to the field. This comprehensive work fills that gap, covering traditional areas while pointing the way to future developments. Features: Nearly 700 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes and available in choice of electronic and/or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of education research, measurement, and evaluation to more easily locate directly related entries. (For instance, sample themes include Data, Evaluation, Measurement Concepts & Issues, Research, Sociopolitical Issues, Standards.) Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross References to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross References will combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.

100 Questions (and Answers) About Action Research

Author: Luke Duesbery,Todd Twyman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544305427

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 8723

100 Questions (and Answers) About Action Research by Luke Duesbery and Todd Twyman identifies and answers the essential questions on the process of systematically approaching your practice from an inquiry-oriented perspective, with a focus on improving that practice. This unique text offers progressive instructors an alternative to the research status quo and serves as a reference for readers to improve their practice as advocates for those they serve. The Question and Answer format makes this an ideal supplementary text for traditional research methods courses, and also a helpful guide for practitioners in education, social work, criminal justice, health, business, and other applied disciplines.

Modern Classroom Assessment

Author: Bruce B. Frey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483321282

Category: Education

Page: 392

View: 9813

Modern Classroom Assessment offers an applied, student-centered guide to the major research-based approaches to assessment in today’s modern classroom. Rather than simply list basic assessment formats with a few examples, as many textbooks do, award-winning professor and scholar Bruce Frey’s book fully explores all five key approaches for teacher-designed assessment—Traditional Paper-and-Pencil, Performance-Based Assessment, Formative Assessment, Universal Test Design, and Authentic Assessment —while making abstract concepts and guidelines clear with hundreds of real-world illustrations and examples of what actual teachers do. Offering a variety of engaging learning tools and realistic stories from the classroom, this text will give any reader a strong foundation for designing modern assessments in their own classrooms.

100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483324575

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 6598

In an increasingly data-driven world, it is more important than ever for students as well as professionals to better understand basic statistical concepts. 100 Questions (and Answers) About Statistics addresses the essential questions that students ask about statistics in a concise and accessible way. It is perfect for instructors, students, and practitioners as a supplement to more comprehensive materials, or as a desk reference with quick answers to the most frequently asked questions. “The key strength of this book is the straightforward approach. I love the to-the-point question-and-answer format. . . . This book would be useful in both statistics and research methods courses . . . [and] in math tutoring labs. I love the tone the author uses, as it is not condescending. Students will be encouraged.” —Jamie Brown, Mercer University “The sequencing of the questions works very well—from the most basic to the more intimidating questions often asked by students in an intro class. . . . If Dr. Salkind is the author, I know it will be well-written, and both entertaining and easy to understand.” —Linda Martinez, California State University, Long Beach “Practical examples from all types of work: showing the steps to do each analysis and then the ways to use the results responsibly.” —Jennifer R. Salmon, Eckerd College

There's a Stat for That!

What to Do & When to Do it

Author: Bruce B. Frey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483318761

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 2111

Bruce Frey’s There’s a Stat for That! is a brief, straightforward, and to-the-point guide to deciding which statistical analysis to use and when to use it. Designed for consultants, researchers, students, and those who already have the resources to tell them how to perform the analyses, this text explains why a particular statistical approach is the right one to use. The book affirms that regardless of the group design, once the variables are chosen and the measurement strategy is worked out, one can rest assured that there is a stat for that!

Tests & Measurement for People who (think They) Hate Tests & Measurement

Author: Neil J. Salkind

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412913638

Category: Psychology

Page: 371

View: 925

In this text, author Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation techniques that has made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics a bestseller. Tests & Measurement For People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement provides an overview of the many different facets of testing including the design and use of tests and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. This engaging text introduces students to advanced issues and explains why those topics are important.

Sprint

Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst

Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2103

Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

100 Questions & Answers About Your High-Risk Pregnancy

Author: Elizabeth S. Platt,Betty Campbell,Andrea Tetreau,Michael G. Pinette

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763787116

Category: Medical

Page: 247

View: 385

100 Questions and Answers About Your High-Risk Pregnancy provides authoritative, practical answers to the most common questions posed by at-risk expecting mothers and fathers. The text covers topics such as testing, mother's health, fetal health, complications, prevention and treatment, and physical. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Die Federalist papers

Author: Alexander Hamilton,James Madison,John Jay

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406547546

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 583

View: 6050

Passing the UKCAT and BMAT 2011 6e

Author: Glenn Hutton,Rosalie Hutton,Felicity Taylor

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857254820

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1457

This revised and updated 2011 edition is the most comprehensive guide available to the UKCAT and BMAT. Readers will find all they need to face the tests with confidence, fulfil their potential and succeed in their application - whichever universities they are applying to. New questions have been added to the extensive practice sections of both the UKCAT and BMAT. In addition this essential text takes would-be doctors through everything they need to know from writing their personal statements and preparing for interviews to time management and test-taking strategies.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3132

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Clinical Psychology

Science, Practice, and Culture

Author: Andrew M. Pomerantz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412937523

Category: Psychology

Page: 533

View: 606

Clinical Psychology distinguishes itself from other core texts for undergraduate clinical psychology courses through the evenhanded presentation of multiple clinical perspectives and emphasis on multicultural issues. Written in and academic yet accessible style, the text covers all subfields of clinical psychology thoroughly, including the history and current state of the field, clinical assessment, psychotherapy, ethical and professional issues, and specialized topics such as forensic and health psychology. In particular, the text covers the subfield that constitutes the primary interest of students and the primary activity of clinical psychologists-psychotherapy-broadly. KEY FEATURES • Includes a full chapter on cultural issues in the introductory section of the book. • Offers a full chapter on ethical issues in the introductory section of the book. • Presents a full chapter in which current and controversial topics are discussed from both sides of the debate. • Integrates discussion of ethical and professional issues throughout the book. • Incorporates useful pedagogical tools that serve to connect unfamiliar clinical psychology concepts to the everyday life of students. These include a “Considering Culture†box in each chapter following the chapter on culture, “Denise inPsychotherapy†boxes that illustrate how a client would be treated according to various approaches, at least one “Metaphorically Speaking†box in most chapters that use metaphors to teach students about new concepts, and end-of-chapter critical thinking questions. AUTHOR-CREATED ANCILLARIES • An Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM provides PowerPoint slides, a computerized test bank, suggested class activities, sample syllabi, Web and video resources for each chapter of the text. The textbook also comes with its own student study site which can be reached at http://www.sagepub.com/pomerantzcpstudy. It offers self-quizzes, e-flashcards, sample case studies, Internet exercises and suggested Web resources and SAGE journal articles with discussion questions. INTENDED AUDIENCE This balanced text gives upper-level undergraduate or first-year graduate students of Clinical Psychology an extensive review of different clinical approaches as well as a greater level of cultural understanding.

GRIT - Die neue Formel zum Erfolg

Mit Begeisterung und Ausdauer ans Ziel

Author: Angela Duckworth

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641173558

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 5878

Die neue Formel zum Erfolg: Leidenschaft Ausdauer und Zuversicht Eine Mischung aus Ausdauer und Leidenschaft, nicht IQ, Startbedingungen oder Talent entscheidet über den Erfolg eines Menschen. Diese These hat die Neurowissenschaftlerin und Psychologin Angela Duckworth in dem Wort GRIT zusammengefasst, das im Englischen so viel wie Biss oder Mumm heißt, und hat damit weltweit Aufsehen erregt. Auf Basis ihrer eigenen Geschichte, von wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen und anhand ungewöhnlicher Leistungsbiografien ist sie dem Geheimnis von erfolgreichen Menschen auf den Grund gegangen, seien sie Sportler, Bankmanager oder Comiczeichner. Sie weist nach, dass nicht "Genie", sondern eine einzigartige Kombination aus Begeisterungsfähigkeit und langfristigem Durchhaltevermögen darüber entscheidet, ob man seine Ziele erreicht. Mit zahlreichen Beispielen, die jeder auf seine Situation anwenden kann, erläutert Angela Duckworth das Konzept der motivierten Beharrlichkeit. Und sie fordert dazu auf, im Wissen um GRIT Lernen und Bildung neu zu denken.

Understanding and Using Health Experiences

Improving patient care

Author: Sue Ziebland,Angela Coulter,Joseph D. Calabrese,Louise Locock

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191643246

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 5665

Improving patient experience is a global priority for health policy-makers and care providers. The need to look at healthcare delivery through the eyes of patients is widely accepted, but how should it be done? What use can be made of this information, and what evidence is there that such exercises lead to better care? Understanding and Using Health Experiences: Improving patient care examines a broad range of different sources and techniques for gathering and analyzing health experiences. Providing an accessible and pragmatic overview of the diversity and richness of research in the field this book explores the strengths and limitations of different approaches, and assesses what each method can contribute to improving people's experience of illness, and the way that health services are delivered. The book looks at topics such as using focus groups to understand experiences of health and illness, patient surveys, and the internet as a source of information on people's experience. Using clear and engaging examples throughout, the book is accessibly written by experts in social science, health services, and health policy, and will be valuable to postgraduate students, healthcare practitioners, and individuals working in health and social policy, public sector management, and research.

The Survey Handbook

Author: Arlene Fink

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925804

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 6442

"Fink explains the different types of survey instruments and the activities that constitute a typical survey and demonstrates how to organize surveys and estimate their costs. In addition, she discusses such techniques as what types of questions to ask in pilot tests, how to relate survey costs to needs for personnel and time, and how to execute a management plan and a budget for a survey." --Gerald Albaum, University of Oregon, review in Journal of Marketing Research New to this edition: The characteristics and uses of qualitative surveys The steps in a content analysis of qualitative data Survey ethics, including the ethical principles to use in survey development and the characteristics of survey research misconduct The main components of an informed consent form

Passing the Numeracy Skills Test

Author: Mark Patmore

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844454150

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 796

All trainee teachers hoping to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) need to pass a computerised numeracy skills test. The test is designed to ensure they have a sound grasp of numeracy skills such as mental arithmetic and interpreting statistics, and can apply these in their work. This book outlines the test requirements and explains the essential subject knowledge needed. Fully updated to comply with the TDA standards, this edition also includes a glossary and suggestions for further reading. At least 100 practice questions and answers enable trainees to prepare to complete their test confidently and successfully.