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Discusses finer points of methodology in economics.
Our current understanding of elementary particles and their interactions emerged from break-through experiments. This book presents these experiments, beginning with the discoveries of the neutron and positron, and following them through mesons, strange particles, antiparticles, and quarks and gluons. This second edition contains new chapters on the W and Z bosons, the top quark, B-meson mixing and CP violation, and neutrino oscillations. This book provides an insight into particle physics for researchers, advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Throughout the book, the fundamental equations required to understand the experiments are derived clearly and simply. Each chapter is accompanied by reprinted articles and a collection of problems with a broad range of difficulty.
Experiments that require the use of human participants are time consuming and costly: it is important to get the process right the first time. Planning and preparation are key to success. This practical book takes the human-computer interaction researcher through the complete experimental process, from identifying a research question to designing and conducting an experiment, and then to analysing and reporting the results. The advice offered in this book draws on the author's twenty years of experience running experiments. In describing general concepts of experimental design and analysis she refers to numerous worked examples that address the very real practicalities and problems of conducting an experiment, such as managing participants, getting ethical approval, pre-empting criticism, choosing a statistical method and dealing with unexpected events.
David Ewing Duncan takes the ultimate high-tech medical exam, investigating the future impact of what's hidden deep inside all of us.
The book is based on a course in nuclear and particle physics that the author has taught over many years to physics students, students in nuclear engineering and students in biomedical engineering. It provides the basic understanding that any student or researcher using such instruments and techniques should have about the subject. After an introduction to the structure of matter at the subatomic scale, it covers the experimental aspects of nuclear and particle physics. Ideally complementing a theoretically-oriented textbook on nuclear physics and/or particle physics, it introduces the reader to the different techniques used in nuclear and particle physics to accelerate particles and to measurement techniques (detectors) in nuclear and particle physics. The main subjects treated are: interactions of subatomic particles in matter; particle accelerators; basics of different types of detectors; and nuclear electronics. The book will be of interest to undergraduates, graduates and researchers in both particle and nuclear physics. For the physicists it is a good introduction to all experimental aspects of nuclear and particle physics. Nuclear engineers will appreciate the nuclear measurement techniques, while biomedical engineers can learn about measuring ionising radiation, the use of accelerators for radiotherapy. What's more, worked examples, end-of-chapter exercises, and appendices with key constants, properties and relationships supplement the textual material.
Ann Oakley explores various ways of knowing in a modern context, with particular emphasis on gender issues.
What Do the Best-Trained Doctors Do to Beat Heart Disease? In today's avalanche of medical information, how can you distinguish between proven evidence and unfounded claims? This is the first book to translate key medical data into clear guidelines capturing the highest treatment standards for heart disease. Renowned cardiovascular expert Dr. Harlan Krumholz presents seven strategies for reducing cardiac risk--what professionals agree really works. In this indispensable handbook, he also profiles care alternatives from supplements to stress reduction as well as treatments on the horizon. A "Tools for Success" section helps you track blood pressure, cholesterol, exercise, and weight.
March 1934. Revered mystery writer Josephine Tey is traveling from Scotland to London for the final week of her play Richard of Bordeaux, the surprise hit of the season, with pacifist themes that resonate in a world still haunted by war. But joy turns to horror when her arrival coincides with the murder of a young woman she had befriended on the train ride--and Tey is plunged into a mystery as puzzling as any in her own works. Detective Inspector Archie Penrose is convinced that the killing is connected to the play, and that Tey herself is in danger of becoming a victim of her own success. In the aftermath of a second murder, the writer and the policeman must join together to stop a ruthless killer who will apparently stop at nothing.
The intelligence failures surrounding the invasion of Iraq dramatically illustrate the necessity of developing standards for evaluating expert opinion. This book fills that need. Here, Philip E. Tetlock explores what constitutes good judgment in predicting future events, and looks at why experts are often wrong in their forecasts. Tetlock first discusses arguments about whether the world is too complex for people to find the tools to understand political phenomena, let alone predict the future. He evaluates predictions from experts in different fields, comparing them to predictions by well-informed laity or those based on simple extrapolation from current trends. He goes on to analyze which styles of thinking are more successful in forecasting. Classifying thinking styles using Isaiah Berlin's prototypes of the fox and the hedgehog, Tetlock contends that the fox--the thinker who knows many little things, draws from an eclectic array of traditions, and is better able to improvise in response to changing events--is more successful in predicting the future than the hedgehog, who knows one big thing, toils devotedly within one tradition, and imposes formulaic solutions on ill-defined problems. He notes a perversely inverse relationship between the best scientific indicators of good judgement and the qualities that the media most prizes in pundits--the single-minded determination required to prevail in ideological combat. Clearly written and impeccably researched, the book fills a huge void in the literature on evaluating expert opinion. It will appeal across many academic disciplines as well as to corporations seeking to develop standards for judging expert decision-making.
Features an extensive collection of sample resumes and cover letters for computer, Web, and IT professionals.
Dozens of professional resume writers share their secrets or sample resumes, revealing how to start and advance a medical or health care career.
A comprehensive collection of sample resumes and cover letters for teachers and educators written by some of the nation's most acclaimed professional resume writers.
A vast and varied collection of hundreds of attractive and effective resumes, written by professional resume writers and targeted to front-line, middle management, and upper-management professionals.
Shows veterans exactly how to market their skills and experience and translate them into language their resume readers will understand.
Accumulated research findings in past decades have led to the common knowledge that teachers' professional knowledge is essential to effective classroom instruction. However, there is still very limited understanding about the nature of teachers' expertise in mathematics instruction. Expertise in Mathematics Instruction addresses this need clearly and concisely. In particular, it examines all aspects of emphases employed to characterize the nature of expertise in mathematics instruction from both researchers' and practitioners' perspectives. Moreover, with research contributions from both the East and the West, this book also examines ideas pertinent to fostering and demonstrating expertise in mathematics instruction within different system contexts. This book will raise questions and issues for mathematics education researchers to guide a critical examination of what can be learned from other education systems. Expertise in Mathematics Instruction builds on its theoretical and methodological approach with contributions from international experts in the field. Additionally, a review of related research from mathematics education serves as an introduction to the new research in both Eastern and Western settings. Concluding this resource is a reflection on the benefits of this international collaboration and possible research directions for the future. The final chapter cohesively joins traditional and current research for action. Expertise in Mathematics Instruction is of interest to researchers in mathematics education, mathematics teacher educators, and mathematics educators.
The simplest things are the hardest to master. From brewing your morning cup of coffee and reading the newspaper to apologizing or remembering names, it's the small stuff that makes up day-to-day life. The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do provides unparalleled insights into how to do them better--more resourcefully, more effectively, and more efficiently--in 100 brief how-to essays by 100 of the world's leading experts, including:* Interpersonal skills like how to Tell a Story by Ira Glass and Listen by Larry King* Etiquette essentials like how to Shake Hands by Letitia Baldrige, Set a Formal Table by Peggy Post, and Give and Receive a Compliment by Ms. Demeanor, Mary Mitchell* Home pointers such as how to Paint a Room by Bob Vila, Remove a Stain by Linda Cobb, the Queen of Clean, and Do Laundry by Heloise* Beauty basics that include how to Apply Lipstick by Bobbi Brown and Wash Your Hair by Frederic Fekkai* Cooking tips such as how to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies by Mrs. Fields, Barbecue by Bobby Flay, and Make Eggs by Jean-Georges Vongerichten* Health hints like how to Breathe by Bikram Choudhury and Do Push-ups and Sit-ups by Kathy Smith* Athletic advice including how to Hit a Tennis Ball by Jennifer Capriati, Swing a Golf Club by Jim McLean, and Swim by Summer SandersSome of these experts are household names, others are industry leaders--all are at the very top of their professions. From Holiday Inn's housekeeper of the year (Make a Bed), the head groundskeeper of Fenway Park (Mow a Lawn), and the mayor of Buffalo (Shovel Snow) to the CEOs of Harry Winston (Buy a Diamond) and Thomas Pink (Tie a Windsor Knot), they are the authorities on their subjects. The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do brings together the best of the best, offering the world's most valuable advice. With this book in hand, life will indeed be better.From the Hardcover edition.
One hundred experts provide insights on completing life's big-picture and everyday tasks--from getting in a good mood to eliminating credit card debt--in a fraction of the time. 25 line drawings.
Read a little, learn a lot! In the bestselling The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do, the world's most knowledgeable experts provided unparalleled insights into mastering the little things in life that are often invariably the hardest to accomplish. Now, Experts' Guide series creator Samantha Ettus once again brings together 100 renowned experts who share their proficiency and know-how to show you not only how to make your home more beautiful, but how to live more happily in it.The first book to join three home-related genres--home improvement, self-help, and interior design--The Experts' Guide to Life at Home is the ultimate must-have guide to mastering your domain. Divided into six sections (To Nest, To Protect, To Improve, To Beautify, To Relax, and To Enjoy), 100 of the world's leading experts provide consummate insight into how to successfully accomplish everything from properly folding fitted sheets, as taught by the world's leading computational origami expert; to hanging holiday lights, with guidance from the man who decorates the world-renowned Rockefeller Center Christmas tree; to carving a turkey, with instructions from Oprah's personal chef. The experts include:* Al Roker, on how to Create a Family Barbecue* Senator Dianne Feinstein, on how to Prevent Identity Theft* Joy Browne, on how to Compromise* Ina Garten, on how to Host a Dinner Party* Harvey Karp, on how to Discipline Your Children* Susie Coelho, on how to Make the Most of a Spare Room* Jorge Cruise, on how to Incorporate Fitness into Your Daily Life* Alexandra Stoddard, on how to Lead a Happy LifeThe contributors to The Experts' Guide to Life at Home range from instantly recognizable names like Rachael Ray and Leeza Gibbons to industry leaders like the CEO of AARP and the co-creators of the hit TV show The Amazing Race. All have been chosen for inclusion because they are at the very top of their profession, be it finance, cooking, relationships, medicine, security, or even building the perfect snowman. From the bedroom to the kitchen, the kid's room to the basement, the backyard to the front yard, The Experts' Guide to Life at Home makes it easy to read a little and learn a lot about making the most of your home.Also available:The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to DoFrom the Hardcover edition.
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