The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology Vol 2

Author: Todd D. Little
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199934894
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The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology provides an accessible and comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-science and a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in a quantitative methods across the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology

Author: Todd D. Little
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019937015X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This two-volume handbook on current best-practices in quantitative methods as practiced in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences covers philosophical and ethical issues, theory construction, model building and types of models, survey and experiment design, measurement issues, observational methods, statistical methods, types of analysis, types of data, and common research fallacies.

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods Volume 1 Foundations

Author: Todd D. Little
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199934886
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Research today demands the application of sophisticated and powerful research tools. Fulfilling this need, The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods is the complete tool box to deliver the most valid and generalizable answers to todays complex research questions. It is a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in quantitative methods as practiced in the social, behavioral, and educational sciences. Comprising two volumes, this handbook covers a wealth of topics related to quantitative research methods. It begins with essential philosophical and ethical issues related to science and quantitative research. It then addresses core measurement topics before delving into the design of studies. Principal issues related to modern estimation and mathematical modeling are also detailed. Topics in the handbook then segway into the realm of statistical inference and modeling with chapters dedicated to classical approaches as well as modern latent variable approaches. Numerous chapters associated with longitudinal data and more specialized techniques round out this broad selection of topics. Comprehensive, authoritative, and user-friendly, this two-volume set will be an indispensable resource for serious researchers across the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.

Behavioral Healthcare and Technology

Author: Lisa Marsch
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199314047
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In recent years, there has been an explosion of research focused on using technology in healthcare, including web- and mobile- health assessment and intervention tools, as well as smartphone sensors and smart environments for monitoring and promoting health behavior. This work has shown that technology-based therapeutic tools offer considerable promise for monitoring and responding to individuals' health behavior in real-time. They may also function as important "clinician-extenders" or stand-alone tools, may be cost-effective and may offer countless opportunities for tailoring behavioral monitoring and intervention delivery in a manner that is optimally responsive to each individual's profile and health behavior trajectory over time. Additionally, informational and communication technologies may be used in the context of decision support tools to help individuals better understand and access treatment. Technology may enable entirely new models of healthcare both within and outside of formal systems of care and thus offers the opportunity to revolutionize healthcare delivery. This edited book defines the state of scientific research related to the development, experimental evaluation, and effective dissemination of technology-based therapeutic tools targeting behavioral health. Behavioral Healthcare and Technology provides an overview of current evidence-based approaches to leverage technology to promote behavioral health, including management of substance use, mental health, diet/exercise, medication adherence, as well as chronic disease self-management. Additionally, the book defines the state of implementation research examining models for deploying technology-based behavioral healthcare systems and integrating them into various care settings to increase the quality and reach of evidence-based behavioral healthcare while reducing costs.

Qualitative Comparative Analysis QCA und Fuzzy Sets

Author: Carsten Q. Schneider
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 3866490682
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dieses Buch führt in ,Qualitative Comparative Analysis' (QCA) ein, eine neuartige Methode zum systematischen qualitativen Fallvergleich. Dabei werden die ältere QCA-Version, die Fuzzy-Set-Variante und jüngste Neuerungen mit theoretischen Darstellungen, Beispielen aus der Forschungspraxis und �bungsaufgaben ausführlich und verständlich dargestellt. Im Buch werden die mathematischen Grundlagen der Methode, die auf Boolescher Algebra und Fuzzy-Algebra basieren, auf einfach verständliche Weise erklärt, die computergestützte Durchführung der Analysen anschaulich vorgestellt, und die Nützlichkeit der Methode an mehreren Beispielen aus der empirischen Forschungspraxis demonstriert. �bungsaufgaben zu allen Kapiteln runden die Darstellung ab. Dabei gehen die Autoren auf neueste Entwicklungen innerhalb von QCA und fsQCA wie Evaluationsparameter, Zwei-Schritt-Ansätze und den Wahrheitstafelalgorithmus ein. Das Buch von Schneider und Wagemann - beide mit langjähriger Erfahrung in Forschung und Lehre auf dem Gebiet - stellt damit den aktuellen Stand der Entwicklung von QCA und fsQCA dar und wendet sich sowohl an Studenten als auch an ForschungspraktikerInnen. THIS BOOK IS IN GERMAN ONLY.

Walkaway

Author: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641195799
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Die nahe Zukunft: Der Planet ist vom Klimawandel gezeichnet, die moderne Gesellschaft wird von den Ultra-Reichen regiert und die Städte haben sich in Gefängnisse für den normalen Bürger verwandelt. Doch es ist auch eine Welt, in der sich Lebensmittel, Kleidung und Obdach per Knopfdruck produzieren lassen. Warum also in einem System ausharren, das die Freiheit des Menschen beschränkt? Vier ungleiche Helden machen sich auf den Weg in die Wildnis. Dort suchen sie Unabhängigkeit, Glück und Selbstbestimmung. Was sie aber stattdessen dort finden, stellt ihre ganze Welt auf den Kopf: den Weg zur Unsterblichkeit ...

The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology

Author: Jacques Durand
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019166927X
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This handbook presents the first systematic account of corpus phonology - the employment of corpora for studying speakers' and listeners' acquisition and knowledge of the sound system of their native languages and the principles underlying those systems. The first part of the book discusses the design, compilation, and use of phonological corpora, while the second looks at specific applications. Part 3 presents the tools and methods used, while the final part examines a number of currently available phonological corpora in various languages. It will appeal not only to those working with phonological corpora, but also to researchers and students of phonology and phonetics more generally, as well as to all those interested in language variation, dialectology, language acquisition, and sociolinguistics.

Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology

Author: Anthony D. Ong
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199775095
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In the short time since the publication of the Handbook of Positive Psychology esearch results on the psychology of human strengths have proliferated. However, no major volume has documented the methods and theory used to achieve these results. Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology fills this need, providing a broad overview of diverse contemporary methods in positive psychology. With contributions from both leading scholars and promising young investigators, the handbook serves to illuminate and, at times, challenge traditional approaches. Incorporating multiple levels of analysis, from biology to culture, the contributors present state-of-the art techniques, including those for estimating variability and change at the level of the individual, identifying reliability of measurements within and across individuals, and separating individual differences in growth from aspects of phenomena that exhibit shorter-term variability over time. The volume covers such topics as wisdom, health, hope, resilience, religion, relationships, emotions, well-being, character strengths, and laughter. It enhances our understanding of the balance between human deficits and strengths and demonstrates their connections to other problems. Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology will be the essential reference for methods in positive psychology.

konometrie f r Dummies

Author: Roberto Pedace
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527801529
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Theorien verstehen und Techniken anwenden Was haben die Gehälter von Spitzensportlern und der Mindestlohn gemeinsam? Richtig, man kann sie mit Ökonometrie erforschen. Im Buch steht, wie es geht. Und nicht nur dafür, sondern für viele weitere Gebiete lohnt es sich, der zunächst etwas trocken und sperrig anmutenden Materie eine Chance zu geben. Lernen Sie von den Autoren, wie Sie spannende Fragen formulieren, passende Variablen festlegen, treffsichere Modelle entwerfen und Ihre Aussagen auf Herz und Nieren prüfen. Werden Sie sicher im Umgang mit Hypothesentests, Regressionsmodellen, Logit- & Probit-Modellen und allen weiteren gängigen Methoden der Ökonometrie. So begleitet Ökonometrie für Dummies Sie Schritt für Schritt und mit vielen Beispielen samt R Output durch dieses spannende Thema.

Soziologie

Author: Hartmut Esser
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593371443
Format: PDF
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Die auf sechs Bände angelegten "Speziellen Grundlagen der Soziologie" sind die Weiterführung und Vertiefung des Einführungswerkes "Soziologie. Allgemeine Grundlagen". In umfassender Weise werden die zentralen Gegenstandsbereiche und theoretischen Herangehensweisen der Soziologie dargestellt. Der Autor präsentiert in seinen "Speziellen Grundlagen" einen Ansatz, der die wichtigsten theoretischen Konzepte der Soziologie, Sozialpsychologie und Ökonomie zu einem allgemeinen sozialwissenschaftlichen Erklärungsprogramm integriert. Der Aufbau des Werkes folgt dem Modell der soziologischen Erklärung mit den drei charakteristischen "Logiken": Die Logik der Situation, die Logik der Selektion und die Logik der Aggregation.