Behavior of Marine Animals: Current Perspectives in Research by William F. Herrnkind (auth.), Howard E. Winn, Bori L. Olla

By William F. Herrnkind (auth.), Howard E. Winn, Bori L. Olla (eds.)

What were introduced jointly in those volumes are works signify­ ing quite a few smooth quantitative reports on a decide on team of marine organisms. a few of the species studied the following characterize easy organic ex­ perimental subjects-in a few circumstances, marine types of the white rat and pigeon-that are getting used for quite a lot of reviews. different species studied have been nearly unknown as experimental animals. The authors have studied their animals in enormous intensity, frequently in either the sector and the laboratory. it really is this pass reference among genuine existence and the unreal yet managed stipulations of the laboratory which supplies us the mandatory realizing, and finally the capacity, for bettering our quickly deteriorating setting, a needs to for man's survival, upkeep, and development of the standard of dwelling criteria. an immediate outgrowth of a AAAS symposium entitled "Recent Advances within the habit of Marine Organisms" held in December 1966, those vol­ umes comprise a cheap stability among evaluation and unique unpublished learn. Of the various individuals who've made those volumes attainable, we want to specially thank Nancy Fish, Lois Winn, Mabel Trafford, and Deborah Brennan. The latter finished many of the ultimate editorial paintings. The body of workers of Plenum Press have been cooperative in all points of our rela­ tionship. merely the 2 editors are answerable for defects within the volumes. We think the papers provided are major and should be of value to participants of the clinical community.

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Call Research Perspectives (Esl and Applied Linguistics by Joy Egbert; Gina Mikel Petrie

By Joy Egbert; Gina Mikel Petrie

Name study views creates a origin for the learn and perform of computer-assisted language studying and gives an outline of how to conceptualize and to behavior study in name. Its center assumptions are that every one techniques to analyze have a spot, and that researchers, lecturers, and scholars all have a job to play within the learn of computer-enhanced language studying. this isn't a how-to-do-research textual content. Written through best researchers within the box, it deals an open-ended view of what educators want to know and be ready to do to reply to questions that they've. it's meant to be effortless to learn, to supply assets for readers to discover the information extra, and to be non-prescriptive in providing feedback for name examine. The textual content explores issues of present name examine and indicates ways in which academics and different researchers can steer clear of such difficulties; offers either typically recognized and not more explored theories that offer a origin for name and language learn; and addresses different concerns and concepts that impact examine results. an excellent characteristic of name learn views is that it enhances not just different name texts but in addition study texts of all types. the problems present in every one bankruptcy parallel the problems in different study texts, making this article worthy for addressing the wishes of academics and researchers at varied degrees and in several contexts. moreover, the constant structure all through makes it obtainable to readers with numerous backgrounds. every one bankruptcy comprises an advent, a evaluate of correct literature, a suite of examples and/or feedback for carrying out learn in name, and conclusions. The constant layout is meant for ease of use, however the content material of chapters varies in accordance with the writer. this is often intentional; it's a energy of the e-book that readers can listen the voices of the authors and hear their understandings of the views awarded. it's the editors' wish that they are going to be encouraged to search out different voices besides.

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Research and Practice in Multiple Criteria Decision Making: by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, Howard Raiffa (auth.),

By John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, Howard Raiffa (auth.), Prof. Yacov Y. Haimes, Prof. Ralph E. Steuer (eds.)

During the earlier twenty years, the glory of a number of goals in modeling and determination making has grown by means of leaps and boundaries. The nineties particularly have visible the emphasis shift from the dominance of single-objective modeling and optimization towards an emphasis on a number of pursuits. The lawsuits of this convention epitomize those evolutionary alterations and give a contribution to the $64000 function that the tield of a number of standards choice making (MCDM) now performs in making plans, layout, operational, administration, and coverage judgements. Of targeted curiosity are the contributions of MCDM to production engineering. for instance, it has lately been famous that optimum, single-objective ideas have usually been pursued on the fee of the a lot broader applicability of designs and strategies that fulfill a number of ambitions. specifically, the topic (MCDM and Its all over the world position in Risk-Based determination Making) of the XIVth foreign convention on a number of standards selection Making (Charlottesville, Virginia, united states, June 8-12, 1998) represents the starting to be significance of risk-cost-benefit research in choice making and in engineering layout and production. In such structures, minimizing the of infrequent and severe occasions emerges as a necessary aim that danger enhances the minimization of the normal anticipated price of danger, besides the goals hooked up to price and function. those lawsuits comprise forty-five papers that have been awarded on the convention. numerous suggestions were proposed for fixing a number of standards decision-making difficulties. The emphasis and magnificence of the several innovations mostly replicate the fields of craftsmanship in their developers.

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Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXV: by Michael G. Madden (auth.), Max Bramer BSc, PhD, CEng, CITP,

By Michael G. Madden (auth.), Max Bramer BSc, PhD, CEng, CITP, FBCS, FIET, FRSA, FHEA, Miltos Petridis DipEng, MBA, PhD, MBCS, AMBA, Frans Coenen BSc, PhD (eds.)

The papers during this quantity are the refereed technical papers awarded at AI-2008, the Twenty-eighth SGAI foreign convention on cutting edge innovations and purposes of synthetic Intelligence, held in Cambridge in December 2008.

They current new and leading edge advancements within the box, divided into sections on CBR and category, AI ideas, Argumentation and Negotiation, clever structures, From computing device studying To E-Learning and choice Making. the quantity additionally contains the textual content of brief papers offered as posters on the conference.

This is the twenty-fifth quantity within the study and improvement sequence. The sequence is key studying in case you desire to sustain to this point with advancements during this very important field.

The program circulation papers are released as a better half quantity less than the name purposes and ideas in clever structures XVI.

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Models for Innovation Diffusion (Quantitative Applications by Vijay Mahajan

By Vijay Mahajan

Mahajan and Peterson have supplied an advent to diffusion versions that bridges the disciplines and units out the fundamental findings in a transparent and constant means. Their ebook is a lucid, state of the art description of the robust instruments for investigating the temporal diffusion of any innovation. The procedure they use is summary and normal, however the inclusion of a couple of precious examples makes it obtainable to a much wider diversity of readers.

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Research Advances in Alcohol and Drug Problems: Volume 10 by Brian R. Smith, Karen J. Spivak, Zalman Amit (auth.), Lynn

By Brian R. Smith, Karen J. Spivak, Zalman Amit (auth.), Lynn T. Kozlowski, Helen M. Annis, Howard D. Cappell, Frederick B. Glaser, Michael S. Goodstadt, Yedi Israel, Harold Kalant, Edward M. Sellers, Evelyn R. Vingilis (eds.)

This is the 10th quantity within the learn Advances sequence and the 7th released by means of Plenum Press. quantity 10 is one other omnibus quantity, supplying really expert and complicated studies in a couple of components with regards to using alcohol, illicit medicinal drugs, and tobacco. We contain additionally a quick heritage of the heart for Alcohol reviews that provides Mark Keller's designated point of view in this famous establishment. of the chapters are decidedly longer than the others-very lengthy chapters have seemed sometimes long ago, and we expect that it really is one of many strengths of the sequence that we can accommodate such stories. back the editorial board has replaced. After a number of years of carrier, Reginald G. shrewdpermanent has stepped down. New to the board are Helen M. Annis, Michael S. Goodstadt, Lynn T. Kozlowski, and Evelyn R. Vingilis. this is often more likely to be the only real quantity for which Goodstadt is at the board, considering ahead of of entirety of this quantity he moved from the habit learn starting place to the heart for Alcohol reports, Rutgers University.

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Research Advances in Alcohol and Drug Problems by Lars Terenius (auth.), Reginald G. Smart, Howard D. Cappell,

By Lars Terenius (auth.), Reginald G. Smart, Howard D. Cappell, Frederick B. Glaser, Yedy Israel, Harold Kalant, Robert E. Popham, Wolfgang Schmidt, Edward M. Sellers (eds.)

This quantity is the 8th within the study Advances sequence and the 5th released by means of Plenum Press. the aim of the sequence is to study new paintings in swiftly altering fields. we don't count on experiences to hide the total box of labor on alcoholism and dependancy. Nor will we count on that they are going to be like annual stories overlaying all paintings in a delimited box. Our reports are designed to discover in simple terms the main intriguing components of the complete box and to target conclusions that may be made approximately them. The sequence publishes one quantity every year. quantity eight is an omnibus instead of a subject matter quantity in wide variety of issues is roofed, together with learn on alcohol, opiates, and tobacco. As traditional, the higher emphasis is on alcohol examine, reflecting the significance of the matter and the quantity of labor to be reviewed. With quantity eight come a few alterations within the Editorial Board. it is going to be the final quantity within the sequence for Robert E. Popham who has resigned from the Board. He has been with the sequence for the reason that its inception and has contributed greatly to its improvement. The participants of the Board are thankful for his support. we're including new participants: Dr. Howard Cappell, whose box is experimental psychology, and Dr. Edward M. dealers, in medical medication and pharmacology.

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Foundations of Education Research: Understanding Theoretical by Joy Egbert

By Joy Egbert

The theoretical elements of analysis are the most advanced and tough facets for brand new researchers to appreciate. whereas suitable methodologies are many times coated by means of textbooks, the speculation in the back of the perform can stay unnecessarily opaque. In six concise chapters Foundations of schooling examine defines, discusses, and gives functions for the critical parts of study with the intention to offer researchers with a standard floor from which to paintings. together with conceptual framework, epistemology, paradigm, concept, theoretical framework, and methodology/method, this e-book supplies scholars the instruments they should comprehend latest schooling examine literature and to supply theoretically-grounded paintings in their own.

Beginning each one bankruptcy with views from either beginner and skilled researchers, this publication is designed to assist scholars in attaining a deeper knowing of what's anticipated of them and concepts approximately the right way to in achieving it. Guiding questions from either views can help researchers who're enticing with conception for the 1st time and people trying to enhance their knowing of the basics. perform routines and instructed analyzing lists on the finish of every bankruptcy provide scholars assets they could follow to their very own examine and considering in concrete methods. an ideal accompaniment to straightforward examine classes, this primer demystifies the jargon of schooling study in useful terms.

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Research Funding in Neuroscience. A Profile of The Mc: by Gabrielle Strobel and Sylvia Lindman (Auth.)

By Gabrielle Strobel and Sylvia Lindman (Auth.)

The publication is a background of the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience and an evaluation of its effectiveness in advancing neuroscience. The booklet discusses the Fund's early and regular dedication to easy technology in addition to it really is culture of leveraging really modest funds to make an important distinction in careers and the sphere total.

The fund exists strictly to provide awards and create a group of fellow workers via an annual convention devoted to examine. In close to unison, scientists who've acquired awards say they have been in a position to try out a dicy concept, get their profession off the floor, or make an important switch of their profession due to McKnight's versatile funds.

The ebook comprises 3 elements: (1) origins--including either the funder and the scientists who formed this system; (2) a evaluate of the technology to teach how McKnight awardees have complex the sphere; and (3) 10 keys to luck. We even have an interview with Julius Axelrod (one of the early advisors, performed presently prior to his loss of life in 2004) and tales of the way awardees used their McKnight provides, plus different details

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