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Applied Statistics I: Basic Bivariate Techniques

by Rebecca M. Warner

Rebecca M. Warner&’s bestselling Applied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques has been split into two volumes for ease of use over a two-course sequence. Applied Statistics I: Basic Bivariate Techniques, Third Edition is an introductory statistics text based on chapters from the first half of the original book. The author's contemporary approach reflects current thinking in the field, with its coverage of the "new statistics" and reproducibility in research. Her in-depth presentation of introductory statistics follows a consistent chapter format, includes some simple hand-calculations along with detailed instructions for SPSS, and helps students understand statistics in the context of real-world research through interesting examples. Datasets are provided on an accompanying website.

Applying Phonetics: Speech Science in Everyday Life (Linguistics in the World)

by Murray J. Munro

A unique and accessible introduction to the field of phonetics through real-life applications and practical examples The dynamic field of phonetics, the science of the structure and function of human speech, has seen exciting technological innovations and new applications in recent years. Applying Phonetics introduces students to the field through a unique exploratory approach that highlights practical applications and focuses on the diverse ways in which the speech sciences influence daily life. Requiring no prior knowledge of linguistics, this accessible, student-friendly textbook introduces the key concepts in phonetics and explains their relevance to contemporary applications. Even students who have completed introductory linguistics courses will discover plenty of new material in this volume. Rather than immediately delving into complex theoretical information, the text presents a brief overview of basic concepts and then uses applications—speech synthesis, forensic speech science, language teaching—to explain the details. This unique approach increases student interest and comprehension, clearly demonstrating how speech science is beneficial to society. Engaging, easily-relatable topics include speech anatomy and physiology, the nature of normal and disordered speech development, the origins of speech, and speech applications in forensics, music, drama, film, and business. Written by a respected expert with over 25 years’ experience teaching linguistics and phonetics, this textbook Explores the wide-ranging applications of phonetics areas such as accessibility, computer speech, education, the fine arts, and business Demonstrates how practical problems have been addressed through phonetics, such as the use of speech analysis for forensic purposes Presents real-life case studies that illustrate fundamental phonetics concepts Includes exercises and activities, discussion questions, an extensive glossary, further readings, and a companion website Applying Phonetics: Speech Science in Everyday Life is an ideal text for undergraduate students with no prior knowledge of linguistics, as well as those needing to expand their knowledge of phonetic principles. It will appeal to students in education, computer science, cognitive science, biology, psychology, business, and music.

Applying Trauma-Sensitive Practices in School Counseling: Interventions for Achieving Change

by Stacey Rawson

Applying Trauma-Sensitive Practices in School Counseling provides school counselors with the research, knowledge, and skills they need to implement interventions that will impact the academic, social, and emotional outcomes of traumatized students. This guidebook is for school counselors, especially those who work with students with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Readers will obtain background information about ACEs and the effects of chronic stress in childhood, trauma-informed programs for school counselors to lead school-wide, and tools and strategies for school counselors to implement in personal practice.

AQA Psychology A Level Paper Three: Forensic Psychology (Extending Knowledge and Skills)

by Phil Gorman

The Extending Knowledge and Skills series is a fresh approach to A Level Psychology, designed for greater demands of the new AQA specification and assessment, and especially written to stretch and challenge students aiming for higher grades. Dealing with the AQA's Paper 3: Forensic Psychology, this book is deliberately laid out with the assessment objectives in mind, from AO1: Knowledge and understanding material, followed by AO2: Application material, to AO3: Evaluation and analysis material. Providing the most in-depth, accessible coverage available of individual topics in Paper 3, the text is packed full of pedagogical features, including: Question Time features to ensure that the reader is consistently challenged throughout the book. New research sections clearly distinguished within each chapter to ensure readers have access to the most cutting-edge material. A clear focus on the assessment objectives for the Paper topic to ensure readers know when and where to apply knowledge. The use of example answers with examiner style comments to provide greater insight into how to/how not to answer exam questions. An engaging, relevant and challenging text which broadens student understanding beyond that of the average textbook, this is the essential companion for any student taking the AQA A Level Paper 3 in Psychology.

AQA Psychology A Level Paper Three: Schizophrenia (Extending Knowledge and Skills)

by Phil Gorman

The Extending Knowledge and Skills series is a fresh approach to A Level Psychology, designed for greater demands of the new AQA specification and assessment, and especially written to stretch and challenge students aiming for higher grades. Dealing with the optional topic of AQA’s Paper 3: Schizophrenia, this book is deliberately laid out with the assessment objectives in mind, from AO1: Knowledge and understanding material, followed by AO2: Application material, to AO3: Evaluation and analysis material. Providing the most in-depth, accessible coverage available of individual topics in Paper 3, the text is packed full of pedagogical features, including: Question Time features to ensure that the reader is consistently challenged throughout the book. New research sections clearly distinct within each chapter to ensure readers have access to the most cutting-edge material. A clear focus on the assessment objectives for the paper topic to ensure readers know when and where to apply knowledge. The use of example answers with examiner style comments to provide greater insight into how to/how not to answer exam questions. An engaging, relevant and challenging text that broadens student understanding beyond that of the average textbook, this is the essential companion for any student taking the AQA A Level Paper 3 in Psychology.

Architecting the Digital Transformation: Digital Business, Technology, Decision Support, Management (Intelligent Systems Reference Library #188)

by Lakhmi C. Jain Rainer Schmidt Alfred Zimmermann

This research-oriented book presents key contributions on architecting the digital transformation. It includes the following main sections covering 20 chapters: · Digital Transformation · Digital Business · Digital Architecture · Decision Support · Digital Applications Focusing on digital architectures for smart digital products and services, it is a valuable resource for researchers, doctoral students, postgraduates, graduates, undergraduates, academics and practitioners interested in digital transformation.

Aria: A Novel

by Nazanine Hozar

An extraordinary, cinematic saga of rags-to-riches-to-revolution that follows an orphan girl coming of age in Iran at a time of dramatic upheaval It is the 1950s in a restless Iran, a country rich in oil but deeply divided by class and religion. The government is unpopular and corrupt and under foreign sway. One night, an illiterate army driver hears the pitiful cry of a baby abandoned in an alley and menaced by ravenous wild dogs. He snatches up the child and takes her home, naming her Aria—the first step on an unlikely path from deprivation to privilege. Over the next two decades, the orphan girl acquires three mother figures whose secrets she will learn only much later: reckless and self-absorbed Zahra, who abuses her; wealthy and compassionate Fereshteh, who adopts her; and mysterious Mehri, whose connection to Aria is both a blessing and a burden. A university education opens a new world to Aria, and she is soon caught up in the excitement and danger of the popular uprising against the Shah that sweeps through the streets of Tehran. The novel&’s heart-pounding, explosive finale sees the Ayatollah Khomeini&’s brutal regime seize power—even as Aria falls in love and becomes a mother herself. Nazanine Hozar&’s stunning debut gives us an unusually intimate view of a momentous time, through the eyes of a young woman coming to terms with the mysteries of her own past and future.

Arms in Academia: The Political Economy of the Modern UK Defence Industry

by Elliot Murphy

This book studies how the arms trade has continued to receive generous state subsidies, along with less direct forms of financial and intellectual support from academia in the UK. It examines the ways in which arms dealing has contributed to the violation of human rights in the Middle East, North Africa, South America, Indochina and other regions of intense conflict, and in doing so, reveals how the industry sells a particular image of itself to the public. The volume: Extensively covers the arms trade and its impact across the world. Shows how the UK arms trade has developed research, investment and consultancy links with universities, museums and other public institutions. Discusses the future of the arms trade and explores alternatives in terms of job opportunities, economic growth and academic research criteria. A major intervention in international politics, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of military and strategic studies, international relations, human rights and the social sciences in general. It will also be of interest to policy analysts and defence professionals.

The Art of Action Research in the Classroom

by Christine MacIntyre

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Asian Philosophies and the Idea of Religion: Beyond Faith and Reason (Routledge Studies in Religion)

by Sonia Sikka Ashwani Kumar Peetush

With a focus on Asian traditions, this book examines varieties of thought and self-transformative practice that do not fit neatly on one side or another of the standard Western division between philosophy and religion. It contains chapters by experts on Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, Hindu and Jain philosophies, as well as ancient Greek philosophy and recent contemplative and spiritual movements. The volume also problematizes the notion of a Western philosophical canon distinguished by rationality in contrast to a religious Eastern "other". These original essays creatively lay the groundwork needed to rethink dominant historical and conceptual categories from a wider perspective to arrive at a deeper, more plural and global understanding of the diverse nature of both philosophy and religion. The volume will be of keen interest to scholars and students in the Philosophy of Religion, Asian and Comparative Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests: A Practitioner's Guide

by Geraldine Akerman

Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests: A Practitioner’s Guide provides a thorough review of atypical sexual interests and offers various ways through which they can be measured and controlled, including compassion-focused and psychoanalytic approaches. This unique guide presents a detailed analysis of deviant sexual interest. Part I, 'Assessment,' overviews the range of sexual interests and fantasies in men and women. Part II, 'Management,' investigates the cutting-edge tools, approaches, interventions, and treatment advances used in a variety of settings to control deviant sexual interest. In Part III, 'Approaches to assessment and management', the authors consider how females with sexual convictions can be assessed and how offence paralelling behaviour can be used for assessment and treatment. Throughout, Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests offers necessary perspectives and emerging research from international experts at the forefront of this field. With a thorough assessment of current research and a critical overview of treatment advances for problematic sexual interests, Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests is an essential resource for clinical and forensic psychologists, probation officers, academics, students working in the field, and members of allied professional fields.

Asymmetry, Multinationalism and Constitutional Law: Managing Legitimacy and Stability in Federalist States (Comparative Constitutional Change)

by Maja Sahadžić

This book examines the link between constitutional asymmetry and multinationalism and the effects asymmetry produces on legitimacy and stability in federal and quasi-federal systems. This is done through a structured and exhaustive comparative analysis, covering states in Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. Contrary to traditional federal theory, contemporary scholars have linked constitutional asymmetry with multinational federal systems, by presenting asymmetry as a mechanism for diversity management. This book offers insights on whether and how constitutional asymmetry is linked with multinationalism and looks into the socio-economic, cultural-ideological, historical, and separatist factors that support the emergence of asymmetries. The work also provides a legal analysis of whether constitutional asymmetry is a condition or a threat to legitimacy and stability in federal systems. The book will be essential reading for academics, researchers, and policy-makers in law and political science interested in the fields of constitutional law, federal theory, multinationalism, and minorities.

Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good

by Michelle Silverthorn

America is about to become a minority-majority nation. And yet, companies across the country do not reflect the transforming demographics of our nation, particularly with leadership. For decades, leaders have heard variations on the same theme on how to increase workplace diversity. It’s time to stop following failing trends. It’s time to lead change. In Make Diversity Matter, culture change expert and renowned speaker, Michelle Silverthorn, explains how to transform diversity and inclusion from mere lip service into the very heart of leadership. Following the journey of a young Black woman in the workplace, leaders learn the old rules of diversity that keep failing her and millions like her again and again, and the new rules they must put in place to make equity and inclusion a reality for everyone. A millennial, immigrant, and Black woman in America, Michelle Silverthorn will transform your understanding of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and equip you with the skills to successfully recruit, retain, and lead a diverse workforce. Change the rules, change the world. That’s how great leaders make diversity matter for good.

Authority, Gender, and Midwifery in Early Modern Italy: Contested Deliveries (The History of Medicine in Context)

by Jennifer F. Kosmin

Authority, Gender, and Midwifery in Early Modern Italy: Contested Deliveries explores attempts by church, state, and medical authorities to regulate and professionalize the practice of midwifery in Italy from the late sixteenth to the late eighteenth century. Medical writers in this period devoted countless pages to investigating the secrets of women’s sexuality and the processes of generation. By the eighteenth century, male practitioners in Britain and France were even successfully advancing careers as male midwives. Yet, female midwives continued to manage the vast majority of all early modern births. An examination of developments in Italy, where male practitioners never made successful inroads into childbirth, brings into focus the complex social, religious, and political contexts that shaped the management of reproduction in early modern Europe. Authority, Gender, and Midwifery in Early Modern Italy argues that new institutional spaces to care for pregnant women and educate midwives in Italy during the eighteenth century were not strictly medical developments but rather socio-political responses both to long standing concerns about honor, shame, and illegitimacy, and contemporary unease about population growth and productivity. In so doing, this book complicates our understanding of such sites, situating them within a longer genealogy of institutional spaces in Italy aimed at regulating sexual morality and protecting female honor. It will be of interest to scholars of the history of medicine, religious history, social history, and Early Modern Italy.

Autism Through A Sensory Lens: Sensory Assessment and Strategies

by Joy Beaney

The fully revised second edition of this easy-to-use resource introduces the sensory differences autistic children may face, and explores how these differences can affect their ability to make sense of the world. It is invaluable in helping those adults working with autistic children to identify the possible triggers for the child’s behaviour and consider it through a sensory lens. Children have varying sensory needs so the book offers both a wealth of enjoyable activities for sensory exploration and play, whilst also providing suggestions for strategies and ideas that can be used at home or in school to create an autism-friendly environment. This book: Highlights the possible link between behaviours that challenge and sensory difficulties for autistic children. Provides practical and accessible resources, helping parents, carers and practitioners to gain a greater understanding of sensory differences. Includes an online assessment with accompanying aids to create a visual representation of the child’s sensory needs. With both downloadable and photocopiable resources, this practical guide will be an essential tool for parents, carers and practitioners working with children with autism, enabling them to to create a visual profile of areas of difficulty which can form the basis of personalised strategies and fun sensory activities to support the child.

Becoming a Leader: Nine Elements of Leadership Mastery (Leadership: Research and Practice)

by Al Bolea Leanne Atwater

By blending the real-world insights of business executive Al Bolea with tested research findings provided by leadership scholar Leanne Atwater, Becoming a Leader: Nine Elements of Leadership Mastery effectively bridges theory and practice to outline powerful leadership behaviors and teach readers how to become a leader. Based on Bolea’s original "J-Curve" model of leadership, this approachable guide identifies and describes nine essential elements for leadership mastery, including skills such as setting direction, creating key processes, and nurturing behaviors. Each chapter pairs concrete narratives with succinct research synopses to show how to expand the potential of people and organizations. This unique, experiential text engages readers with self-reflection and self-assessment exercises to encourage their development as future leaders. Becoming a Leader: Nine Elements of Leadership Mastery is a must-have resource for practicing managers, consultants, and practitioners, as well as being applicable to graduate and undergraduate courses on leadership.

Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching

by Julie S. Vargas

Behavior Analysis for Effective Teaching is a clear, comprehensive book on the integration of non-aversive behavior analysis principles into classrooms and other school settings. Carefully revised and updated throughout, this third edition includes new content on precision teaching and a new chapter on how teachers can provide appropriate education for students with special disabilities who are included in their classrooms. Focused on merging behavior management with effective student instruction and illustrated with examples from real teachers’ experiences, the book is an ideal primary resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in teacher education, special education, school psychology, and school counseling, as well as for preparation toward the BACB Credentialing Exam.

Behavioral Neuroscience: Essentials and Beyond

by Stéphane Gaskin

Behavioral Neuroscience: Essentials and Beyond shows students the basics of biological psychology using a modern and research-based perspective. With fresh coverage of applied topics and complex phenomena, including social neuroscience and consciousness, author Stéphane Gaskin delivers the most current research and developments surrounding the brain's functions through student-centered pedagogy.

Behavioral Neuroscience: Essentials and Beyond

by Stéphane Gaskin

Behavioral Neuroscience: Essentials and Beyond shows students the basics of biological psychology using a modern and research-based perspective. With fresh coverage of applied topics and complex phenomena, including social neuroscience and consciousness, author Stéphane Gaskin delivers the most current research and developments surrounding the brain's functions through student-centered pedagogy.

Behavioral Predictive Modeling in Economics (Studies in Computational Intelligence #897)

by Vladik Kreinovich Songsak Sriboonchitta Woraphon Yamaka

This book presents both methodological papers on and examples of applying behavioral predictive models to specific economic problems, with a focus on how to take into account people's behavior when making economic predictions. This is an important issue, since traditional economic models assumed that people make wise economic decisions based on a detailed rational analysis of all the relevant aspects. However, in reality – as Nobel Prize-winning research has shown – people have a limited ability to process information and, as a result, their decisions are not always optimal. Discussing the need for prediction-oriented statistical techniques, since many statistical methods currently used in economics focus more on model fitting and do not always lead to good predictions, the book is a valuable resource for researchers and students interested in the latest results and challenges and for practitioners wanting to learn how to use state-of-the-art techniques.

Beyond Neural Correlates of Consciousness (Current Issues in Consciousness Research)

by Morten Overgaard

Drawing on neuroscientific research and metacognitive theory, this groundbreaking volume examines the theoretical implications that are elicited when neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) are identified. The relationship between consciousness and the brain has concerned philosophers for centuries, yet a tacit assumption in much empirically minded consciousness research seems to be that if we can only develop a map of correlations, no further questions remain to be asked. Beyond Neural Correlates of Consciousness starts where others stop, by asking what these correlations may tell us about the nature of consciousness. The book contains chapters considering the upshots of finding the neural correlates of consciousness in light of the most prominent contemporary theories in the field. This illuminates the theoretical consequences of succeeding in the quest for the neural correlates of consciousness from the perspective of global workspace theory, higher-order thought theory, local recurrency theory, and REFCON models, in addition to considering how this quest is shaped by different conscious phenomena, such as dreaming, altered states of consciousness, and different levels of consciousness. This insightful text features sophisticated theories that goes beyond correlational inferences and neural mapping, and will be of interest to students and researchers of consciousness, particularly those interested in interpreting neural correlates.

Beyond the Responsibility to Protect in International Law: An Ethics of Irresponsibility

by Angeliki Samara

This book offers a critical appraisal of the international legal idea of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’. The idea that the international community has a responsibility to protect populations at risk has become the prominent mode and structure of address in response to mass human atrocities, gross human rights violations, and large-scale loss of life. Although the "international community" of liberal international law and of legal cosmopolitanism for the most part projects a self-assured collective project, this book maintains that it transforms global ethical responsibility into a project of governance, management, and control. Pursuing this argument, and drawing on critical legal literature, critical international relations and on ideas of responsibility and ethical relationality in the work of Jacques Derrida and Judith Butler, the book develops a concept of "irresponsibility". This concept is then juxtaposed to the dominant Responsibility to Protect discourse. By exposing and acknowledging "the sites of irresponsibility" of the Responsibility to Protect, the book argues that irresponsibility itself can become the condition of ethical responsibility and the possibility of justice. This original approach to an increasingly important topic will prove invaluable to those working in international law, international relations, politics and legal theory.

Bisexual and Pansexual Identities: Exploring and Challenging Invisibility and Invalidation (Gender and Sexualities in Psychology)

by Nikki Hayfield

This book explores the invisibility and invalidation of bisexuality from the past to the present and is unique in extending the discussion to focus on contemporary and emerging identities. Nikki Hayfield draws on research from psychology and the social sciences to offer a detailed and in-depth exploration of the invisibility and invalidation of bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality. The book discusses how early sexologists’ understood gender and sexuality within a binary model and how this provided the underpinnings of bisexual invisibility. The existing research on biphobia and bisexual marginalisation is synthesised to explore how bisexuality has often been invisible or invalidated. Hayfield then evidences clear examples of the invisibility and invalidation of bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality within education, employment, mainstream mass media, and the wider culture. Throughout the book there is consideration of the impact that this invisibility and invalidation has on people’s sense of identity and on their health and wellbeing. It concludes with a discussion of how bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality have become somewhat more visible than in the past and the potential that visibility holds for recognition and representation. This is fascinating reading for students and academics interested in in bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexual spectrum identities and for those who have a personal interest in bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality.

Black Power

by Thomas Aiello

This document collection will introduce students to the history, philosophy, and goals of the Black Power movement through the words and images of its leading figures. Students will engage with a wide range of primary sources, constructing an argument based on the central question: How did the rhetoric of Black Power reimagine the relationship between African Americans and white people in the wake of the integrationist civil rights movement? Students are guided in their analyses of the documents by a learning objective, central question, historical background, source headnotes, source questions, project questions, and suggestions for further research. Through their work with these documents, they will gain a deeper awareness of the diversity of the American experience, a more complete understanding of the present in an historically-based context, an enhanced ability to read, interpret, assess, and contextualize primary sources, and practice explaining historical change over time.

Blockchain, Big Data and Machine Learning: Trends and Applications

by Neeraj Kumar; N. Gayathri; Md. Arafatur Rahman; B. Balamurugan

Present book covers new paradigms in Blockchain, Big Data and Machine Learning concepts including applications and case studies. It explains dead fusion in realizing the privacy and security of blockchain based data analytic environment. Recent research of security based on big data, blockchain and machine learning has been explained through actual work by practitioners and researchers, including their technical evaluation and comparison with existing technologies. The theoretical background and experimental case studies related to real-time environment are covered as well. Aimed at Senior undergraduate students, researchers and professionals in computer science and engineering and electrical engineering, this book: Converges Blockchain, Big Data and Machine learning in one volume. Connects Blockchain technologies with the data centric applications such Big data and E-Health. Easy to understand examples on how to create your own blockchain supported by case studies of blockchain in different industries. Covers big data analytics examples using R. Includes lllustrative examples in python for blockchain creation.

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