The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

Author: Orfeo Fioretos,Tulia G. Falleti,Adam Sheingate

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191639842

Category: Political Science

Page: 584

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The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism offers an authoritative and accessible state-of-the-art analysis of the historical institutionalism research tradition in Political Science. Devoted to the study of how temporal processes and events influence the origin and transformation of institutions that govern political and economic relations, historical institutionalism has grown considerably in the last two decades. With its attention to past, present, and potential future contributions to the research tradition, the volume represents an essential reference point for those interested in historical institutionalism. Written in accessible style by leading scholars, thirty-eight chapters detail the contributions of historical institutionalism to an expanding array of topics in the study of comparative, American, European, and international politics.

Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies

Author: Mark Tadajewski,Pauline Maclaran,Elizabeth Parsons,Martin Parker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849205698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further. With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature.

Key ideas in human thought

Author: Kenneth McLeish

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9781559586504

Category: Education

Page: 789

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"We vote Key ideas the year's best browse". -- Newsweek Key Ideas in Human Thought explains 2,500 of the most important terms and concepts that have shaped the modern world. Encompassing all fields of inquiry from science to history, this rich compendium is a valuable tool for anyone.

Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy

Author: Linda Robertson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118281543

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy is a key text foroccupational therapy students and practitioners. Written by an internationally renowned group of clinicians,educators and academics and with a central case study runningthroughout, the book covers the theory and practice of thefollowing key topics: Working and Thinking in Different Contexts;Teaching as Reasoning; Ethical Reasoning; Diversity in Reasoning;Working and Thinking within 'Evidence Frameworks'; Experience as aFramework; The Client. FEATURES includes case studies problem-solving framework questions at the end of each chapter commentaries on key topics relates theory to practice

Democracy at Large

NGOs, Political Foundations, Think Tanks and International Organizations

Author: B. Petric

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032766

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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An analysis of the transnationalization of politics in several societies concerned by programs of democracy promotion, the contributors to this book seek to understand how these new global norms and programs create forms of appropriation and resistance at the local level.

Key Ideas in Sociology

Author: Peter Kivisto

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 0761988238

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Key Ideas in Sociology is the only compact and portable book for undergraduate readers that links issues regarding post-modern society to the ideas and individuals that gave rise to sociological thinking in the late 19th century. This is the ideal text for idea and history oriented introductory sociology courses.

Admission Assessment Exam Review E-Book

Author: HESI

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455738298

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Passing your admission assessment exam is the first step on the journey to becoming a successful health professional — make sure you’re prepared with Admission Assessment Exam Review, 3rd Edition from the testing experts at HESI! It offers complete content review and nearly 400 practice questions on the topics typically found on admission exams, including math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and physics. Plus, it helps you identify areas of weakness so you can focus your study time. Sample problems and step-by-step examples with explanations in the math and physics sections show you how to work through each problem so you understand the steps it takes to complete the equation. Practice tests with answer keys for each topic — located in the appendices for quick access — help you assess your understanding of each topic and familiarize you with the types of questions you’re likely to encounter on the actual exam. HESI Hints boxes offer valuable test-taking tips, as well as rationales, suggestions, examples, and reminders for specific topics. End-of-chapter review questions help you gauge your understanding of chapter content. A full-color layout and more illustrations in the life science chapters visually reinforce key concepts for better understanding. Expanded and updated content in each chapter ensures you’re studying the most current content. Basic algebra review in the math section offers additional review and practice. Color-coded chapters help you quickly find specific topic sections. Helpful organizational features in each chapter include an introduction, key terms, chapter outline, and a bulleted chapter summary to help you focus your study. A glossary at the end of the text offers quick access to key terms and their definitions.

Key Ideas in Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497056195

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Key Ideas in Sociology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Democracy: From the Fall of the Bastille to the Fall of the Berlin Wal ..., Individualism: The Tension Between Me and Us, Modernity: From the Promise of Modern Society to Postmodern Suspicions, and Globalization: Key Ideas in a Global Framework plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Author: Jonathan Gabe,Michael Bury,Mary Ann Elston

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974420

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This title provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology, beginning each 1500 word entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses, offering further reading guidance for independent learning, and drawing on international literature and examples.

Key Ideas in Teaching Mathematics

Research-based guidance for ages 9-19

Author: Anne Watson,Keith Jones,Dave Pratt

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191643424

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Big ideas in the mathematics curriculum for older school students, especially those that are hard to learn and hard to teach, are covered in this book. It will be a first port of call for research about teaching big ideas for students from 9-19 and also has implications for a wider range of students. These are the ideas that really matter, that students get stuck on, and that can be obstacles to future learning. It shows how students learn, why they sometimes get things wrong, and the strengths and pitfalls of various teaching approaches. Contemporary high-profile topics like modelling are included. The authors are experienced teachers, researchers and mathematics educators, and many teachers and researchers have been involved in the thinking behind this book, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. An associated website, hosted by the Nuffield Foundation, summarises the key messages in the book and connects them to examples of classroom tasks that address important learning issues about particular mathematical ideas.

Bridging the Gap

College Reading

Author: Brenda D. Smith

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321446022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 644

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Bridging the Gap was the first book to focus on how to read college textbooks. This college-level focus has since evolved to connect textbook readings to academic and everyday reading sources and represent three bridges of reading: text-to-text, text-to-world, and text-to-self.

Computer Vision - ECCV'98

5th European Conference on Computer Vision, Freiburg, Germany, June 2-6, 1998, Proceedings

Author: ger European Conference on Computer Vision 1998 Freiburg Im Breisgau,Hans Burkhardt,Bernd Neumann,ECCV

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540646136

Category: Computers

Page: 884

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This two-volume set constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV'98, held in Freiburg, Germany, in June 1998. The 42 revised full papers and 70 revised posters presented were carefully selected from a total of 223 papers submitted. The papers are organized in sections on multiple-view geometry, stereo vision and calibration, geometry and invariances, structure from motion, colour and indexing, grouping and segmentation, tracking, condensation, matching and registration, image sequences and video, shape and shading, motion and flow, medical imaging, appearance and recognition, robotics and active vision, and motion segmentation.

A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking

Deciding What to Do and Believe

Author: David A. Hunter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118583140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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A thoroughly updated introduction to the concepts, methods, and standards of critical thinking, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking: Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is a unique presentation of the formal strategies used when thinking through reasons and arguments in many areas of expertise. Pursuing an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking, the book offers a broad conception of critical thinking and explores the practical relevance to conducting research across fields such as, business, education, and the biological sciences. Applying rigor when necessary, the Second Edition maintains an informal approach to the fundamental core concepts of critical thinking. With practical strategies for defining, analyzing, and evaluating reasons and arguments, the book illustrates how the concept of an argument extends beyond philosophical roots into experimentation, testing, measurement, and policy development and assessment. Featuring plenty of updated exercises for a wide range of subject areas, A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition also includes: Numerous real-world examples from many fields of research, which reflect the applicability of critical thinking in everyday life New topical coverage, including the nature of reasons, assertion and supposing, narrow and broad definitions, circumstantial reasons, and reasoning about causal claims Selected answers to various exercises to provide readers with instantaneous feedback to support and extend the lessons A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking Deciding What to Do and Believe, Second Edition is an excellent textbook for courses on critical thinking and logic at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as an appropriate reference for anyone with a general interest in critical thinking skills.

Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language

Author: Siobhan Chapman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631429

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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This book offers introductory entries on 80 ideas that have shaped the study of language up to the present day. Entries are written by experts in the fields of linguistics and the philosophy of language to reflect the full range of approaches and modes of thought. Each entry includes a brief description of the idea, an account of its development, and its impact on the field of language study. The book is written in an accessible style with clear descriptions of technical terms, guides to further reading, and extensive cross-referencing between entries. A useful additional feature of this book is that it is cross-referenced throughout with Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language (Edinburgh, 2005), revealing significant connections and continuities in the two related disciplines. Ideas covered range from Sense Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Logic, through Generative Semantics, Cognitivism, and Conversation Analysis, to Political Correctness, Deconstruction, and Corpora.

Key Concepts in Operations Management

Author: Michel Leseure

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446243524

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here Key Concepts in Operations Management introduces a selection of key concepts and techniques in the field. Concise, informative and contemporary, with consideration given to explaining the principles of the topic, as well as the relevant debates and literature, the book contains over 50 concept entries including: Operations Strategy, Managing Innovation, Process Modeling, New Product Development, Forecasting, Planning and Control, Supply Chain Management, Risk Management and many more.

Becoming a Secondary School Science Teacher

Author: Jazlin V. Ebenezer,Sharon M. Haggerty

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780023313127

Category: Education

Page: 512

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This book fully employs a constructivist, inquiry-based approach. Journal activities promote reflective practice and explore personal conceptions about chapter concepts. Model lessons and a full unit of study give pre-service teachers samples of effective teaching plans. Margin notes provide definitions of important terms, guides for reflection on teaching strategies and National Science Teaching, Assessment and Professional Growth Standards. Pre- and in-service secondary school science teachers.

Expertise and Decision Support

Author: F. Bolger,G. Wright

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585342903

Category: Psychology

Page: 273

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This volume brings together a range of contributors from Europe and North America. All contributions were especially commissioned with a view to e- cidating a major multidisciplinary topic that is of concern to both academics and practitioners. The focus of the book is on expert judgment and its interaction with decision support systems. In the first part, the nature of expertise is discussed and characteristics of expert judges are described. Issues concemed with the eval- tion of judgment in the psychological laboratory are assessed and contrasted with studies of expert judgment in ecologically valid contexts. In addition, issues concerned with eliciting and validating expert knowledge are discussed. Dem- strations of good judgmental performance are linked to situational factors such as feedback cycles, and measurement of coherence and reliability in expert ju- ment is introduced as a baseline determinant of good judgmental performance. Issues concerned with the representation of elicited expert knowledge in kno- edge-based systems are evaluated and methods are described that have been shown to produce improvements in judgmental performance. Behavioral and mathematical ways of combining judgments from multiple experts are compared and contrasted. Finally, the issues developed in the preceding contributions are focused on current controversies in decision support. Expert judgment is utilized as a major input into decision analysis, forecasting with statistical models, and expert s- tems.

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

Author: Allison James,Adrian James

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446268055

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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"Arranged alphabetically, core ideas about 'Agency' and 'Development' through to 'Socialisation' and 'Youth' are explained in straightforward language, with a concise introduction to key theoretical debates, as well as up to date references." - Martin Woodhead, The Open University "A challenging text that is recommended for all levels of the BA in Childhood Studies programme. The short, focussed chapters provide students with a comprehensive overview of a topic which they can then research in further depth." - Sharron Galley, Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College "This book gives a fantastic first look at many key concepts which are new to students in a way that is easily approachable and understandable. A great place to start further studies." - Kathryn Peckham, Chichester University This book has already proved itself as a market leader in Childhood Studies. All of the strengths of the First Edition have been retained. The book is comprehensive and judged with the needs of students in mind. It is a model of clarity and precision and has been acknowledged as such in reviews and course feedback. The new edition thoroughly revises old entries and adds new ones. The book is the most accessible, relevant student introduction to this expanding, interdisciplinary field. It is an indispensable teaching text and an ideal prompt for researchers.