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Ernest R. House Regression to the Mean. A Novel of Evaluation Politics (PB) Ernest R. House Regression to the Mean. A Novel of Evaluation Politics (PB) Новинка

Ernest R. House Regression to the Mean. A Novel of Evaluation Politics (PB)

Evaluation politics is one of the most critical, yet least understood aspects of evaluation. Tosucceed, evaluators must grasp the politics of their situation, lest their work be derailed. Thisengrossing novel illuminates the politics and ethics of evaluation, even as it entertains. PaulReeder, an experienced (and all too human) evaluator, must unravel political, ethical, andtechnical puzzles in a mysterious world he does not fully comprehend. The book captures thecomplexities of evaluation politics in ways other works do not. Written expressly for learning andteaching, the evaluation novel is an unconventional foray into vital topics rarely explored.
Saad Bashar Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine. Traditional System, Ethics, Safety, Efficacy, and Regulatory Issues Saad Bashar Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine. Traditional System, Ethics, Safety, Efficacy, and Regulatory Issues Новинка

Saad Bashar Greco-Arab and Islamic Herbal Medicine. Traditional System, Ethics, Safety, Efficacy, and Regulatory Issues

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This book presents a systematic review on traditional Arab herbal medicine including historical background, medical innovations introduced by Arab physicians, common roots of Arab medicine and western medicine, methodology of drug discovery and therapy in Arabic and Islamic medicine, a state-of-the-art description of traditional Arab herbal medicine, and evidence-based safety and efficacy of Arab and Islamic medicines. The usage of modern cell biological, biochemical, in vitro and in vivo techniques for the evaluation of medicinal plant safety and efficacy is also discussed. The toxicity of herbal formulations safety, quality assurances, and chemical analytical techniques are introduced in this book.
Jozo Dujmović Soft Computing Evaluation Logic. The LSP Decision Method and Its Applications Jozo Dujmović Soft Computing Evaluation Logic. The LSP Decision Method and Its Applications Новинка

Jozo Dujmović Soft Computing Evaluation Logic. The LSP Decision Method and Its Applications

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A novel approach to decision engineering, with a verified framework for modeling human reasoning Soft Computing Evaluation Logic provides an in-depth examination of evaluation decision problems and presents comprehensive guidance toward the use of the Logic Scoring of Preference (LSP) method in modeling complex decision criteria. Fully aligned with current developments in computational intelligence, the discussion covers the design and use of LSP criteria for evaluation and comparison in diverse areas, such as search engines, medical conditions, real estate, space management, habitat mitigation projects in ecology, and land use and residential development suitability maps, with versatile transfer to other similar decision-modeling contexts. Human decision making is rife with fuzziness, imprecision, uncertainty, and half-truths—yet humans make evaluation decisions every day. In this book, such decision processes are observed, analyzed, and modeled. The result is graded logic, a soft computing mathematical infrastructure that provides both formal logic and semantic generalizations of classical Boolean logic. Graded logic is used for logic aggregation in the context of evaluation models consistent with observable properties of human reasoning. The LSP method, based on graded logic and logic aggregation, is a vital component of an industrial-strength decision engineering framework. Thus, the book: Provides detailed theoretical background for graded logic Provides a theory of logic aggregators Explains the LSP method for designing complex evaluation criteria and their use Shows techniques for evaluation, comparison, and selection of complex systems, as well as the cost/suitability analysis, optimization, sensitivity analysis, tradeoff analysis, and missingness-tolerant aggregation Includes a survey of available LSP software tools, including ISEE, ANSY and LSP.NT. With quantitative modeling of human reasoning, novel approaches to modeling decision criteria, and a verified decision engineering framework applicable to a broad array of applications, this book is an invaluable resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners working within the decision engineering realm.
Ashraf Fouad F. Endodontic Microbiology Ashraf Fouad F. Endodontic Microbiology Новинка

Ashraf Fouad F. Endodontic Microbiology

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Endodontic Microbiology, Second Edition presents a comprehensive reference to the microbiology, pathogenesis, management, and healing of endodontic pathosis, emphasizing the importance of biological sciences in understanding and managing endodontic disease and its interaction with systemic health. Provides a major revision to the first book to focus on the problems related to microbes in the root canal and periapical tissues Updates current knowledge in endodontic pathosis, especially regarding next generation sequencing and microbial virulence Presents useful diagrams, images, radiographs, and annotated histological images to illustrate the concepts Emphasizes the importance of biological science in understanding and managing endodontic disease Includes contributions from the leading researchers and educators in the field
Alexander Zureck, Tim Böker Corporate Evaluation of Fielmann AG Alexander Zureck, Tim Böker Corporate Evaluation of Fielmann AG Новинка

Alexander Zureck, Tim Böker Corporate Evaluation of Fielmann AG

Document from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: There are various occasions for a corporate evaluation: purchase, sale, privatization, IPO, evaluation of growth options, preparation of business restructurings and much more.This work's occasion is to determine the corporate value of Fielmann AG from a buyer's point of view. Somebody wants to invest in Fielmann AG to optimize his own portfolio.The first part of this assignment describes the framework of a corporate evaluation. After this introducing part, the common methods and approaches of a corporate evaluation, emphasizing the respective advantages and disadvantages, is discussed. The second part applies selected methods to the evaluation of Fielmann AG in practice: The discounted cash flow methods (entity and equity approach) and the multiplier method.The date of evaluation is December 31st 2011, all data are accessible to the public (mostly via Bloomberg) or based on own assumptions. The applied discounted cash flow methods of corporate evaluation result in a valuation range between 2,923.941 and 2,999.810 million EUR. The multiplier method determines range for the corporate value from 1,429.049 million up to 1,547,258 million EUR. Therefore, for an investor it is fair to pay a price between 34.02 and 71.42 EUR per share.It is hard to find an adequate peer group for Fielmann AG ...
Evaluating Technology in Teacher Education. Lessons from the Preparing Tomorrow.s Teachers for Technology (Pt3) Program (PB) Evaluating Technology in Teacher Education. Lessons from the Preparing Tomorrow.s Teachers for Technology (Pt3) Program (PB) Новинка

Evaluating Technology in Teacher Education. Lessons from the Preparing Tomorrow.s Teachers for Technology (Pt3) Program (PB)

A volume in Research Methods in Educational TechnologySeries Editor Walter F. Heinecke, University of VirginiaOverall we come away from this project with a renewed sense of the complexityof evaluating the implementation and impact of technology inteacher education. In the post-PT3 period the federal government turned tolarge-scale experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of educationaltechnology but these have produced little in the way of understandingwhat types of technology work in various content areas under various conditions.PT3 and its approach to evaluation can be viewed as the pioneeringperiod of educational technology evaluation in teacher education. It was atime when evaluators were just beginning to develop appropriate standardsthat could be used as evaluation criteria. It was a time when the accumulatedwisdom of the evaluation field with regards to the primacy of mixedmethodsand multiple indicators of outcomes was just beginning to takehold. PT3 evaluators understood the importance of treading the linebetween summative and formative evaluation, and the relationship of evaluationto the improvement of educational practice.In a world where the policymakers now clamor for simple quantitativeevaluations linking teacher preparation to pupil achievement scores, we arereminded that the causal chain from teacher preparation to inservice performanceand student achievement is fraught with externalities, complexitiesand a less than equal playing field. Collectively we...
Dhaded Neha, V. Dhaded Sunil Influence of Immediate . Delayed post space preparation Dhaded Neha, V. Dhaded Sunil Influence of Immediate . Delayed post space preparation Новинка

Dhaded Neha, V. Dhaded Sunil Influence of Immediate . Delayed post space preparation

The success of endodontic therapy depends on the ability to establish and maintain a apical seal. One of the major factors of root canal failures is coronal leakage caused by recurrent caries, open crown margins, leakage through temporary restorations or failure to have a provisional placed on a treated tooth in timely manner. Therefore placement of a post in canal often becomes necessary to retain the core wherever indicated.Hence the aim of the study was to; 1.To compare the Influence of immediate and delayed post space preparation on the sealing ability of AH Plus-Gutta Percha and Resilon-Epiphany system 2.To compare the sealing ability of Resilon -Epiphany sealer and GP-AH Plus sealer
Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Новинка

Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131

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This issue of New Directions for Evaluation (NDE) marks a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). NDE is an official publication of AEA and has been a crucial means for the Association to foster and promote the professionalization of evaluation through thematic discussions of theory and practice in evaluation. NDE was first published in 1978 under the name New Directions for Program Evaluation, although the title became New Directions for Evaluation in 1995 in acknowledgement of the broader scope of evaluation.
Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Новинка

Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131

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This issue of New Directions for Evaluation (NDE) marks a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). NDE is an official publication of AEA and has been a crucial means for the Association to foster and promote the professionalization of evaluation through thematic discussions of theory and practice in evaluation. NDE was first published in 1978 under the name New Directions for Program Evaluation, although the title became New Directions for Evaluation in 1995 in acknowledgement of the broader scope of evaluation.
Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis Новинка

Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis

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An updated guide to the core concepts of program evaluation This updated edition of Program Evaluation in Practice covers the core concepts of program evaluation and uses case studies to touch on real-world issues that arise when conducting an evaluation project. This important resource is filled with illustrative examples written in accessible terms and provides a wide variety of evaluation projects that can be used for discussion, analysis, and reflection. The book addresses foundations and theories of evaluation, tools and methods for collecting data, writing of reports, and the sharing of findings. The discussion questions and class activities at the end of each chapter are designed to help process the information in that chapter and to integrate the information from the other chapters, thus facilitating the learning process. As useful for students as it is for evaluators in training, Program Evaluation in Practice is a must-have text for those aspiring to be effective evaluators. Includes expanded discussion of basic theories and approaches to program evaluation Features a new chapter on objective-based evaluation and a new section on ethics in program evaluation Provides more detailed information and in-depth description for each case, including evaluation approaches, fresh references, new readings, and the new Joint Committee Standards for Evaluation
The Future of Evaluation in Society. A Tribute to Michael Scriven The Future of Evaluation in Society. A Tribute to Michael Scriven Новинка

The Future of Evaluation in Society. A Tribute to Michael Scriven

The impetus for this volume lives in a rich and vibrant past. It is organized to honor one of thefounders and most prolific contributors to the professional and transdiscipline of evaluation --Professor Michael Scriven, and to illuminate the future of evaluation in society. Professor Scrivenoften shares stories of his meetings with Albert Einsten and the frame-breaking evaluation revolutionhe has led against the value free doctrine of the social sciences. Both his wide eyed graduatestudents and the more grizzled evaluation veterans in his professional development workshopsquickly learn that Scriven is well traveled and has exchanged some of the boldest ideas and visions with the most brilliant thinkers ofhis time. Scriven insisted that the 2011 Stauffer Symposium and this volume be organized in that genre. He urged us to invite the mostthoughtful and influential evaluation theorists and practitioners we could find to join him in a conversation about the future of evaluationin society.Scriven challenges us to examine the five great paradigm shifts that have revolutionized the foundations of evaluation, and that hebelieves will form the basis for a much brighter future for evaluation in society. Scriven's revolutionary ideas are followed and challengedby a group of thought leaders in evaluation who do not necessarily shared his views on evaluation, but who have earned hisdeepest respect and whose evaluation work he admires including Michael Quinn Patton, Ernest House, Danie...
Participatory Evaluation Up Close. An Integration of Research-Based Knowledge Participatory Evaluation Up Close. An Integration of Research-Based Knowledge Новинка

Participatory Evaluation Up Close. An Integration of Research-Based Knowledge

Empiricism provides the backbone of knowledge creation within social science disciplines (e.g., psychology,sociology) and applied domains of study (e.g., education, administration) alike. Yet, relative to such domainsof inquiry, comparatively little empirical research on evaluation has occurred, and the research knowledge basebeen infrequently synthesized and integrated to influence theory and practice. The proposed book aims to fillthis void with regard to participatory evaluation, a set of collaborative approaches to evaluation that isreceiving considerable attention of late, including a growing body of empirical studies.The authors begin in Part 1 with the delineation of a widely known and familiar conceptual framework forparticipatory evaluation. They then use the framework in Part 2 as a guide to conducting an extensive review of the extant empirical knowledge base inparticipatory evaluation, culminating in a thematic analysis of what we know about the approach. In Part 3 the authors focus on methodologicalconsiderations of doing research on participatory evaluation through a critique of existing studies and an explication of design choices drawn fromtheir own research program. The book concludes in Part 4 with implications for moving the field forward in terms of important research questions,methodological direction and evaluation practice.This book will be of central interest to evaluation theorists and to those who choose to conduct research on evaluation; appeal will...
Syngcuk Kim Microsurgery in Endodontics Syngcuk Kim Microsurgery in Endodontics Новинка

Syngcuk Kim Microsurgery in Endodontics

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Microsurgery in Endodontics provides the definitive reference to endodontic microsurgery, with instructive photographs and illustrations. Provides a definitive reference work on endodontic microsurgery Includes contributions from pioneers and innovators in the field of microsurgical endodontics Describes techniques for a wide range of microsurgical procedures Includes more than 600 instructive illustrations and photographs
Talbot John Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions. Principles and Practice Talbot John Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions. Principles and Practice Новинка

Talbot John Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions. Principles and Practice

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The detection and evaluation of adverse drug reactions is crucial for understanding the safety of medicines and for preventing harm in patients. Not only is it necessary to detect new adverse drug reactions, but the principles and practice of pharmacovigilance apply to the surveillance of a wide range of medicinal products. Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of adverse drug reactions throughout the life cycle of a medicine, from toxicology and clinical trials through to pharmacovigilance, risk management, and legal and regulatory requirements. It also covers the safety of biotherapeutics and vaccines and includes new chapters on pharmacogenetics, proactive risk management, societal considerations, and the safety of drugs used in oncology and herbal medicines. This sixth edition of the classic text on drug safety is an authoritative reference text for all those who work in pharmacovigilance or have an interest in adverse drug reactions, whether in regulatory authorities, pharmaceutical companies, or academia. Praise for previous editions "This book presents a comprehensive and wide-ranging overview of the science of pharmacovigilance. For those entering or already experienced in the pharmaceutical sciences, this is an essential work.” – from a review in E-STREAMS «…a key text in the area of pharmacovigilance…extensively referenced and well-written…a valuable resource…» – from a review in The Pharmaceutical Journal
Nielsen Steffen Bohni Performance Management and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 137 Nielsen Steffen Bohni Performance Management and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 137 Новинка

Nielsen Steffen Bohni Performance Management and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 137

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This issue focuses on connections between performance management and evaluation, a contentious topic at the moment. It does so by placing evaluation and monitoring under the overarching concept of performance management, and then by investigating five complementarities between performance monitoring and measurement on the one hand, and evaluation on the other. These complementarities are: Sequential Informational Organizational Methodical Hierarchical. Several case studies discuss the uses and complementarities of evaluation and performance management in contexts including national and local governments and the work of government, philanthropic foundations, and a direct-service nonprofit agency. These cases illustrate the advantages and pitfalls in utilizing evaluative approaches within the context of performance management. This is the 137th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Sharlene Hesse-Biber Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 138 Sharlene Hesse-Biber Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 138 Новинка

Sharlene Hesse-Biber Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 138

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Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. This issue explores advances in understanding mixed methods in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms and presents specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a result of the evaluation findings. This is the 138th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Kunhao Li Mesoporous Zeolites. Preparation, Characterization and Applications Kunhao Li Mesoporous Zeolites. Preparation, Characterization and Applications Новинка

Kunhao Li Mesoporous Zeolites. Preparation, Characterization and Applications

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Authored by a top-level team of both academic and industrial researchers in the field, this is an up-to-date review of mesoporous zeolites. The leading experts cover novel preparation methods that allow for a purpose-oriented fine-tuning of zeolite properties, as well as the related materials, discussing the specific characterization methods and the applications in close relation to each individual preparation approach. The result is a self-contained treatment of the different classes of mesoporous zeolites. With its academic insights and practical relevance this is a comprehensive handbook for researchers in the field and related areas, as well as for developers from the chemical industry.
Cousins J. Bradley Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 141 Cousins J. Bradley Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 141 Новинка

Cousins J. Bradley Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 141

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Gain a greater understanding of organizational capacity to do and use evaluation and implications for evaluation capacity building (ECB). This volume is unique in that it represents a multiple case study of eight organizations that were committed to ECB. It: Situates the study in terms of ECB theory and research Delineates a conceptual framework Presents case profile reports and the results of a cross-case analysis. Discusses findings in terms of implications for research, theory, and practice. This is the 141st issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Evaluation Use and Decision-Making in Society. A Tribute to Marvin C. Alkin Evaluation Use and Decision-Making in Society. A Tribute to Marvin C. Alkin Новинка

Evaluation Use and Decision-Making in Society. A Tribute to Marvin C. Alkin

A volume in Evaluation and SocietySeries Editors, Jennifer C. Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignand Stewart I. Donaldson, Claremont Graduate UniversityThis volume addresses a fundamental and highly debated issue in the evaluation field - the useof evaluation information for decision-making. Chapter authors honor the contributions of ProfessorMarvin C. Alkin to the evaluation use literature and advance our thinking on the topic byexploring a wide range of issues related to the theoretical and practical challenges of using evaluationinformation to make informed, evidence-based decisions. Readers will come away fromthis volume with a new and clearer understanding of the theoretical, contextual, methodological,and political dimensions of use and with direction for practice. Chapters are written by leadingevaluation scholars, including Ernest House; Stewart Donaldson and Tarek Azzam; EricBarela; Richard D. Nunneley, Jr., Jean A. King, Kelli Johnson, and Laura Pejsa; Eleanor Chelimsky;Michael Quinn Patton; and Wanda D. Casillas, Rodney K. Hopson and Ricardo L.Gomez.Evaluation Use and Decision-Making in Society: A Tribute to Marvin C. Alkin will be of great interest to evaluation students, scholarsand practitioners. This volume has scholarly application for those who desire a state-of-the-art resource for the latest insights and perspectiveson one of the most pressing issues that the evaluation field faces today, while also serving as a useful guide for both novicean...
Muriel Harris J. Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs Muriel Harris J. Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs Новинка

Muriel Harris J. Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs

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A practical introduction to participatory program evaluation Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of evaluation, with a participatory model that brings stakeholders together for the good of the program. Linking community assessment, program implementation, and program evaluation, this book emphasizes practical, ongoing evaluation strategies that connect theory with application. This updated second edition includes new discussion on planning policy change programs using logic models and theory of change, plus expanded coverage of processes, outcomes, data collection, and more. Each chapter includes classroom activities and group discussion prompts, and the companion website provides worksheets, lecture slides, and a test bank for instructors. Mini cases help illustrate the real-world applications of the methods described, and expanded case studies allow students to dig deeper into practice and apply what they've learned. Accurate and effective evaluation is the key to a successful program. This book provides a thorough introduction to all aspects of this critical function, with a wealth of opportunities to apply new concepts. Learn evaluation strategies that involve all program stakeholders Link theory to practice with new mini cases and examples Understand the uses, processes, and approaches to evaluation Discover how ongoing evaluation increases program effectiveness Public and community health programs are a vital part of our social infrastructure, and the more effective they are, the more people they can serve. Proper planning is important, but continued evaluation is what keeps a program on track for the long term. Evaluating Public and Community Health Programs provides clear instruction and insightful discussion on the many facets of evaluation, with a central focus on real-world service.
Stufflebeam Daniel L. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications Stufflebeam Daniel L. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications Новинка

Stufflebeam Daniel L. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications

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The golden standard evaluation reference text Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfect for classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluation reference. The book begins with an overview of the evaluation field and program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the most widely used evaluation approaches. With new evaluation designs and the inclusion of the latest literature from the field, this Second Edition is an essential update for professionals and students who want to stay current. Understanding and choosing evaluation approaches is critical to many professions, and Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition is the benchmark evaluation guide. Authors Daniel L. Stufflebeam and Chris L. S. Coryn, widely considered experts in the evaluation field, introduce and describe 23 program evaluation approaches, including, new to this edition, transformative evaluation, participatory evaluation, consumer feedback, and meta-analysis. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition facilitates the process of planning, conducting, and assessing program evaluations. The highlighted evaluation approaches include: Experimental and quasi-experimental design evaluations Daniel L. Stufflebeam's CIPP Model Michael Scriven's Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Michael Patton's Utilization-Focused Evaluation Robert Stake's Responsive/Stakeholder-Centered Evaluation Case Study Evaluation Key readings listed at the end of each chapter direct readers to the most important references for each topic. Learning objectives, review questions, student exercises, and instructor support materials complete the collection of tools. Choosing from evaluation approaches can be an overwhelming process, but Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition updates the core evaluation concepts with the latest research, making this complex field accessible in just one book.
David Williams D. Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 150 David Williams D. Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 150 Новинка

David Williams D. Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 150

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How do people evaluate in daily life? This issue broaches this topic to better understand this dimension of being human, to develop evaluation theory, and to improve extraprofessional and professional evaluation practice. As part of a larger study addressing these issues in the lives of many professional evaluators around the world, case studies of seven early evaluation theorists and practitioners from North America were conducted. This issue contains articles with stories of some of their evaluation life experiences told and interpreted by these individuals, with commentary by an eighth evaluator. Themes that cross the cases are proposed, and responses by the individuals highlighted are shared in a final article. This is the 150th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Leslie Goodyear Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation. From Theory to Practice Leslie Goodyear Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation. From Theory to Practice Новинка

Leslie Goodyear Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation. From Theory to Practice

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Integrate qualitative inquiry approaches and methods into the practice of evaluation Qualitative inquiry can have a major effect on evaluation practice, and provides evaluators a means to explore and examine various settings and contexts in need of rich description and deeper understanding. Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation: From Theory to Practice explores the most important considerations for both students and evaluation professionals. Using various evaluation theories and approaches as a springboard for real-world practice, this reference serves as an accessible text for beginning students and seasoned professionals alike. Readers are given an in-depth view of the key qualities and benefits of qualitative inquiry, which also serves as a crucial counterpart to quantitative analysis. Chapters in part one focus on the foundations, core concepts, and intersection of evaluation theory and qualitative inquiry. Part two contains contributions from leading evaluators whose design, implementation, and reporting strategies for qualitative inquiry are centered on common, real-world settings. These case-based chapters point to the strengths and challenges of implementing qualitative evaluations. Key competencies for conducting effective qualitative evaluations are also discussed. Explores the role of qualitative inquiry in many prominent approaches to evaluation Discusses the method's history and delves into key concepts in qualitative inquiry and evaluation Helps readers understand which qualities are necessary to be an effective qualitative evaluator Presents the viewpoints and experiences of expert editors and contributing authors with high levels of understanding on the topic Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation: From Theory to Practice is a vital tool for evaluators and students alike who are looking to deepen their understanding of the theoretical perspectives and practice considerations of qualitative evaluation.
Nestor Cohenca Disinfection of Root Canal Systems. The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis Nestor Cohenca Disinfection of Root Canal Systems. The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis Новинка

Nestor Cohenca Disinfection of Root Canal Systems. The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis

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Clean root canal systems are essential for successful endodontic treatment. With contributions from leading endodontists from around the world, Dr. Nestor Cohenca here presents the etiology of endodontic disease caused by the endodontic biofilm and all therapies available to predictably disinfect the root canal system, thus increasing successful endodontic outcomes. Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis is an evidence-based manual that describes root canal anatomy, the endodontic biofilm, and the role of disinfection before presenting the most up-to-date methods of irrigation and disinfection. Individual chapters are devoted to each method, such as positive pressure irrigation, apical negative pressure irrigation, sonic activation, photodynamic therapy, laser technology, and ozonization and electrochemical activation. Clinical photographs throughout show proper irrigation and disinfection techniques.
Baron Michelle E. Internal Evaluation in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 132 Baron Michelle E. Internal Evaluation in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 132 Новинка

Baron Michelle E. Internal Evaluation in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 132

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Nowadays, a considerable amount of evaluation work is implemented internally—both nationally and across the world. As such, it is exceedingly important for evaluators and organizations to be aware of the issues in designing and implementing internal evaluation to realize its potential for enhancing organizational growth, competitive advantage, and social impact. This issue includes perspectives on internal evaluation from experienced evaluation practitioners from different fields and organizations who share theoretical and practical examples and case studies in promoting and conducting internal evaluation. The chapters: Highlight societal and organizational changes that have shaped the current trends in internal evaluation Discuss foundational issues in internal evaluation Provide rich illustrations of internal evaluation practice in different settings with diverse foci (customer-driven vision and a results-based orientation for evaluation, accountability and development, and building evaluation capacity). This is the 132nd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134 Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134 Новинка

Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134

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Hear from evaluation practitioners throughout Latin America. In this region program evaluation is an emergent practice, one that is shaped by distinctive geopolitical and social contexts and has its own intellectual biography. Through a selection of writings and cases this issue provides a window on program evaluation in this region. The articles indicate a range of experiences and concerns that respond to the countries’ unique histories and cultures. Articles by evaluators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru illustrate new directions and are grouped around the following themes: Strategic use of evaluation in public policies and active citizenship Innovative project evaluation examples Evaluation capacity building and institutionalization. The widespread development of participatory or actor-oriented approaches, based on qualitative methodologies that have a particularly Latin American stamp, are emphasized in this issue. This is the 134th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Moira Inkelas Improvement Science in Evaluation: Methods and Uses. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 153 Moira Inkelas Improvement Science in Evaluation: Methods and Uses. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 153 Новинка

Moira Inkelas Improvement Science in Evaluation: Methods and Uses. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 153

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While improvement science has experienced a surge of interest over the past 30 years, applications of it are rare in the evaluation literature. This issue promotes the cross-fertilization of ideas, techniques, and tools between evaluation and improvement science. There are at least four areas where this cross-fertilization is particularly relevant: learning from error, examining variation, appreciating context, and focusing on systems change. This volume considers: the conceptual similarities and distinctions between improvement science and evaluation; the intellectual foundations, methods, and tools that collectively comprise improvement science; and case chapters that offer an inspiring review of state-of-the-art improvement science applications. Cutting across all of these applications is a shared grounding in systems thinking, a determination to capture and better understand variation and contextual complexity, as well as a sustained commitment to generative learning about projects and programs—all issues of great concern to evaluators. The issue offers producers and users of evaluations the potential benefits of a closer engagement with improvement science. This is the 153rd issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication ofthe American Evaluation Association.
Ukwubile Cletus Pharmacognostic Study of Nigerian Herbal Drugs of Importance Ukwubile Cletus Pharmacognostic Study of Nigerian Herbal Drugs of Importance Новинка

Ukwubile Cletus Pharmacognostic Study of Nigerian Herbal Drugs of Importance

This textbook will help a lot of researchers in the academia on procedures involved in quality control of drugs. It is a must read. In this edition, we evaluate two drugs- Ficus abutilifolia (Moraceae) and Annona senegalensis (Annonaceae). These plants have been used for treating various ailments in Nigeria especially in the management of typhoid fever, malaria, sexually transmitted infections such as syphilis, gonorrhea, staphylococcus and others. Quality evaluation of crude drugs will help to prevent adulteration of the product.
Ernest R. House Evaluating with Validity (PB) Ernest R. House Evaluating with Validity (PB) Новинка

Ernest R. House Evaluating with Validity (PB)

This reissued book is one of the key works that influenced and shaped the contemporary evaluation field. The book developed a new, expanded conception of the validity of evaluation studies, based on broad criteria of truth, beauty, and justice. It also presented a widely-used typology of evaluation approaches and critiqued these approaches with the validity criteria. Its long term influence is demonstrated by the book, (published in 1980) and criteria being prominently featured in the overall theme for the forthcoming American Evaluation Association's annual conference in November, 2010.
Michael Fry Tess of the d.Urbervilles Michael Fry Tess of the d.Urbervilles Новинка

Michael Fry Tess of the d.Urbervilles

All the tragic majesty of Thomas Hardy's celebrated novel is captured in this arresting and theatrically exciting adaptation, narrated by a masked Chorus in the style of Greek tragedy (Hardy's favoured form of theatre) and using songs to counterpoint and underline the action. Michael Fry's adaptation provides a clear and thrilling experience and an enlightening and fascinating re-evaluation of a familiar text.|Large flexible cast
Ryan Donnelly F. Novel Delivery Systems for Transdermal and Intradermal Drug Delivery Ryan Donnelly F. Novel Delivery Systems for Transdermal and Intradermal Drug Delivery Новинка

Ryan Donnelly F. Novel Delivery Systems for Transdermal and Intradermal Drug Delivery

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This research book covers the major aspects relating to the use of novel delivery systems in enhancing both transdermal and intradermal drug delivery. It provides a review of transdermal and intradermal drug delivery, including the history of the field and the various methods employed to produce delivery systems from different materials such as device design, construction and evaluation, so as to provide a sound background to the use of novel systems in enhanced delivery applications. Furthermore, it presents in-depth analyses of recent developments in this exponentially growing field, with a focus on microneedle arrays, needle-free injections, nanoparticulate systems and peptide-carrier-type systems. It also covers conventional physical enhancement strategies, such as tape-stripping, sonophoresis, iontophoresis, electroporation and thermal/suction/laser ablation Discussions about the penetration of the stratum corneum by the various novel strategies highlight the importance of the application method. Comprehensive and critical reviews of transdermal and intradermal delivery research using such systems focus on the outcomes of in vivoanimal and human studies. The book includes laboratory, clinical and commercial case studies featuring safety and patient acceptability studies carried out to date, and depicts a growing area for use of these novel systems is in intradermal vaccine delivery. The final chapters review recent patents in this field and describe the work ongoing in industry.
Barbara Rosenstein Evaluation and Social Justice in Complex Sociopolitical Contexts. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 146 Barbara Rosenstein Evaluation and Social Justice in Complex Sociopolitical Contexts. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 146 Новинка

Barbara Rosenstein Evaluation and Social Justice in Complex Sociopolitical Contexts. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 146

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This volume is devoted to the theme of social responsibility, social justice, and evaluation. It examines the evaluation–social justice interface and: shares a variety of options and examples from different settings, gives voice to populations whose voices are rarely heard, and contributes to fulfilling the potential of the significant role evaluation can have in promoting social change. First discussing issues related to evaluation, social responsibility, social justice, and marginalized populations in general, it goes on to address issues concerning populations marginalized due to health, psychological, and physical difficulties; their cultural or ethnic/national status; or the specific geopolitical context of Israel. This is the 146th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Dutwin Phyllis The ABCs of Evaluation. Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers Dutwin Phyllis The ABCs of Evaluation. Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers Новинка

Dutwin Phyllis The ABCs of Evaluation. Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers an introduction to program evaluation. This comprehensive textbook covers topics such as stakeholder relationships, program design, data collection and analysis, reporting results, and other important steps in the evaluation process. The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives—including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. The authors illustrate the circumstances under which each evaluation model can be used, and offer tips on identifying data sources and collecting the data. This revision includes substantially increased coverage of theory, methodological approaches, the business of evaluation, the evaluator's role and responsibilities, RFPs and the grants process, logic models, data analysis, and writing the evaluation report. Also included are new cases and scenarios from various evaluation realms in social sciences, education, health, and human services. Throughout the book, charts, graphs, models, and lists help organize, extend, and facilitate the understanding of each evaluation concept. Praise for the Previous Edition of The ABCs of Evaluation «A useful general overview of the evaluation process. I would recommend it to program or project managers wanting to know more about the process of evaluation.» —American Journal of Evaluation «All students (and practitioners) should have this in their library; they will use it frequently.» —Patricia McGee, PhD, associate professor, University of Texas, San Antonio Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/Boulmetis
Limin Wu Functional Polymer Coatings. Principles, Methods, and Applications Limin Wu Functional Polymer Coatings. Principles, Methods, and Applications Новинка

Limin Wu Functional Polymer Coatings. Principles, Methods, and Applications

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Focusing on a variety of coatings, this book provides detailed discussion on preparation, novel techniques, recent developments, and design theories to present the advantages of each function and provide the tools for better product performance and properties. • Presents advantages and benefits of properties and applications of the novel coating types • Includes chapters on specific and novel coatings, like nanocomposite, surface wettability tunable, stimuli-responsive, anti-fouling, antibacterial, self-healing, and structural coloring • Provides detailed discussion on recent developments in the field as well as current and future perspectives • Acts as a guide for polymer and materials researchers in optimizing polymer coating properties and increasing product performance
Bettina Basrani Endodontic Radiology Bettina Basrani Endodontic Radiology Новинка

Bettina Basrani Endodontic Radiology

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Endodontic Radiology, 2nd edition, is a unique reference that examines all aspects of radiographic imaging related to endodontics. Dr. Bettina Basrani and a team of prestigious international contributors build upon traditional radiographic techniques and include the latest information available on digital radiographs and cone beam computed tomography. More than an overview of equipment, the book delves into radiographic interpretation, differential diagnosis, technical difficulties and special circumstances when taking radiographs during the endodontic treatment, and how to choose the correct radiographic technique to obtain the desired images. Chapters explain general radiographic techniques; intraoral techniques; standard radiographs and interpretation; digital radiographs and their manipulation, storage, and interpretation; and CBCT principles, techniques, and clinical considerations.
Obaidat Mohammed S. Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems Obaidat Mohammed S. Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems Новинка

Obaidat Mohammed S. Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems

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The only singular, all-encompassing textbook on state-of-the-art technical performance evaluation Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems uniquely presents all techniques of performance evaluation of computers systems, communication networks, and telecommunications in a balanced manner. Written by the renowned Professor Mohammad S. Obaidat and his coauthor Professor Noureddine Boudriga, it is also the only resource to treat computer and telecommunication systems as inseparable issues. The authors explain the basic concepts of performance evaluation, applications, performance evaluation metrics, workload types, benchmarking, and characterization of workload. This is followed by a review of the basics of probability theory, and then, the main techniques for performance evaluation—namely measurement, simulation, and analytic modeling—with case studies and examples. Contains the practical and applicable knowledge necessary for a successful performance evaluation in a balanced approach Reviews measurement tools, benchmark programs, design of experiments, traffic models, basics of queueing theory, and operational and mean value analysis Covers the techniques for validation and verification of simulation as well as random number generation, random variate generation, and testing with examples Features numerous examples and case studies, as well as exercises and problems for use as homework or programming assignments Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems is an ideal textbook for graduate students in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information sciences, technology, and systems. It is also an excellent reference for practicing engineers and scientists.
Don Stacks, Michaelson David, Don Stacks A Practioner.s Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation Don Stacks, Michaelson David, Don Stacks A Practioner.s Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation Новинка

Don Stacks, Michaelson David, Don Stacks A Practioner.s Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation

Contemporary public relations practice has developed over the last several decades from the weak third sister in marketing, advertising, and public relations mix to a full player. Part of that development can be traced to a change in the way that public relations is researched, measured, and evaluated. Both Drs. Stacks and Michaelson are members of that Commission and have been in the forefront of taking public relations research, measurement, and evaluation to the next level. This book will provide the business reader with the necessary understanding of the problems and promises of public relations research, measurement, and evaluation and the public relations practitioner as guide to effective use of methods, measures, and evaluation in providing grounded evidence of the success (or failure) of public relations campaigns.
Evaluation for an Equitable Society Evaluation for an Equitable Society Новинка

Evaluation for an Equitable Society

A volume in Evaluation and SocietySeries Editor: Jennifer C. Greene, University of Illinois ‐ Champaignand Stewart I. Donaldson, Claremont Graduate UniversityGovernments and organizations of all shapes and sizes espouse values of equity and social justice. Yet,there are many examples of unfair social arrangements and employment conditions, dysfunctionalgovernment practices, and growing income inequality in both developed and developing countriesworldwide. The profession and transdiscipline of evaluation is well equipped to address issues ofinequality and social injustice, but until recently has been much more focused on primary stakeholderand donor satisfaction (being as useful as possible to funders of interventions and evaluations) and accountability concerns.The authors in this volume challenge the field of evaluation to become more concerned about using evaluation to develop moreequitable organizations, governments, and societies. Leading evaluation theorists and practitioners including Michael Scriven,Jennifer Greene, Thomas Schwandt, Emily Gates, Sandra Mathison, Karen Kirkhart, Saville Kushner, Lois‐Ellin Datta, Ernest House,Robert Stake, Patricia Rogers, Robert Picciotto and Stewart Donaldson, provide a range of visions for how evaluation can play amuch larger role in facilitating social justice across the globe.Evaluation for an Equitable Society will be of great interest to evaluation practitioners,students and scholars. It will be of interest to those teaching and ...
Shilin Chen Handbook of Chemical and Biological Plant Analytical Methods, 3 Volume Set Shilin Chen Handbook of Chemical and Biological Plant Analytical Methods, 3 Volume Set Новинка

Shilin Chen Handbook of Chemical and Biological Plant Analytical Methods, 3 Volume Set

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Plants and plant-derived compounds and drugs are becoming more and more popular with increasing numbers of scientists researching plant analysis. The quality control of herbal drugs is also becoming essential to avoid severe health problems, and in the future many more new drugs will be developed from plant sources. This three-volume Handbook, featuring 47 detailed review articles, is unique as it deals with chemical and biological methodologies for plant analysis. It presents the most important and most accurate methods which are available for plant analysis. This comprehensive work is divided into six sections as follows: Sample preparation and identification – discussing plant selection and collection, followed by extraction and sample preparation methodologies. Extraction and sample preparation methodologies Instrumentation for chemical analysis – several instrumentations for chemical plant analysis are presented with an emphasis on hyphenated techniques, e.g. the coupling between HPLC and mass spectroscometry, and HPLC with NMR. Strategies for selective classes of compounds – coverage of the most interesting classes of compounds such as polysaccharides, saponins, cardiotonic glycosides, alkaloids, terpenoids, lipids, volatile compounds and polyphenols ( flavonoids, xanthones, coumarins, naphthoquinones, anthraquinones, proanthocyanidins, etc.). Biological Analysis – includes phenotyping, DNA barcoding techniques, transcriptome analysis , microarray, metabolomics and proteomics. Drugs from Plants – covers the screening of plant extracts and strategies for the quick discovery of novel bioactive natural products. Safety assessment of herbal drugs is highly dependent on outstanding chromatographic and spectroscopic methods which are also featured here. This Handbook introduces to scientists involved in plant studies the current knowledge of methodologies in various fields of chemically- and biochemically-related topics in plant research. The content from this Handbook will publish online within the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry via Wiley Online Library: http://www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/ref/eac Benefit from the introductory offer, valid until 30 November 2014! Introductory price: £425.00 / $695.00 / €550.00 List price thereafter: £495.00 / $795.00 / €640.00
Manal Farea SEALING ABILITY OF A NOVEL NANO-HYDROXYAPATITE SEALER Manal Farea SEALING ABILITY OF A NOVEL NANO-HYDROXYAPATITE SEALER Новинка

Manal Farea SEALING ABILITY OF A NOVEL NANO-HYDROXYAPATITE SEALER

Shorttitle: The development and maintenance of apical seal is desirable and considered to be a major prerequisite to improve the outcome of root canal treatment. Basically, two materials are used in combination for the root canals filling; a semisolid material (gutta-percha) and a sealing cement. Many types and brands of endodontic sealers are commercially available, but none of them fully satisfy all requirements and able to provide a fluid- tight seal. To address this problem the School of Dental Sciences, USM, has prepared a new experimental nano HA-filled epoxy resin based endodontic sealer using a simple and inexpensive technique. Nano-HA is biocompatible, reactive and has capability to adhere to the dentinal tubules. Moreover, it promotes apical healing and is able to produce hermatic apical seal. Different filling techniques based on heated or preheated gutta-percha have been introduced to enhance three-dimensional filling of the root canal. Little is known regarding the apical sealing ability of the new experimental nano-HA sealer when used with different obturation techniques.
Sally Zepeda J. The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision Sally Zepeda J. The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision Новинка

Sally Zepeda J. The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision

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An authoritative guide to educational supervision in today’s complex environment The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision offers a comprehensive resource that explores the evolution of supervision through contributions from a panel of noted experts. The text explores a wealth of topics including recent and dramatic changes in the complex context of today’s schools. This important resource: Describes supervision in a historical context Includes a review of adult learning and professional community Reviews new teacher preparation and comprehensive induction systems Contains perspectives on administrative feedback, peer coaching and collaboration Presents information on professional development and job-embedding learning Examines policy and implementation challenges in teacher evaluation Written for researchers, policy analysts, school administrators and supervisors, The Wiley Handbook of Educational Supervision draws on concepts, theories and research from other closely related fields of study to enhance and challenge our understanding of educational supervision.
Reuben Rieke D. Chemical Synthesis Using Highly Reactive Metals Reuben Rieke D. Chemical Synthesis Using Highly Reactive Metals Новинка

Reuben Rieke D. Chemical Synthesis Using Highly Reactive Metals

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Written by the creator of Rieke metals, valuable for chemical reaction methods and efficiency, this groundbreaking book addresses a significant aspect of organic and inorganic chemistry. The author discusses synthetic methods, preparation procedures, chemical reactions, and applications for highly reactive metals and organometallic reagents. • Addresses a new generation of chemistry that goes beyond the standard use of metals and activation • Provides step-by-step guidelines, chemical equations, and experimental descriptions for handling metals including zinc, magnesium, copper, indium, nickel, manganese, calcium, barium, iron, palladium, platinum, uranium, thorium, aluminum, cobalt, and chromium • Uses a unique approach to highlight methods and techniques that make chemical synthesis and activation of Rieke metals more safe and efficient • Discusses novel applications and special topics, such as highly reactive metals for novel organometallic reagents, semiconducting polymers, plastics electronics, photovoltaics, and the Reformatsky reagent
Pace Barnaby Optimising an Audit Programme Using a Network Structure Pace Barnaby Optimising an Audit Programme Using a Network Structure Новинка

Pace Barnaby Optimising an Audit Programme Using a Network Structure

W. Edwards Deming referred the 'understanding of systems' as being a key principle for quality thinking. In this instance, as it currently stands the organisation under examination is operating two major units: A business unit and an educational unit. This is reflected in the current method of organisational evaluation as shown throughout this research, with the use of two separate evaluation methods: the Baldrige Educational Performance Excellence Criteria and New Zealand Educational Authority's required Six Tertiary Evaluation Indicators. Through the development of a single evaluation tool the needs of the 'whole' organisation can be determined, which will aid in the deployment of resources and innovation to ensure the whole organisation benefits. Presently from the information obtained through the two separate evaluation methods, innovation and advancement made in one unit will have adverse effects on another.
Stewart Donaldson I. Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory and Practice. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 130 Stewart Donaldson I. Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory and Practice. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 130 Новинка

Stewart Donaldson I. Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory and Practice. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 130

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Exploring the influence and application of Campbellian validity typology in the theory and practice of outcome evaluation, this volume addresses the strengths and weaknesses of this often controversial evaluation method and presents new perspectives for its use. Editors Huey T. Chen, Stewart I. Donaldson and Melvin M. Mark provide a historical overview of the Campbellian typology adoption, contributions and criticism. Contributing authors propose strategies in developing a new perspective of validity typology for advancing validity in program evaluation including Enhance External Validity Enhance Precision by Reclassifying the Campbellian Typology Expand the Scope of the Typology The volume concludes with William R. Shadish's spirited rebuttal to earlier chapters. A collaborator with Don Campbell, Shadish provides a balance to the perspective of the issue with a clarification and defense of Campbell's work. This is the 129th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Robert A. Copeland Evaluation of Enzyme Inhibitors in Drug Discovery. A Guide for Medicinal Chemists and Pharmacologists Robert A. Copeland Evaluation of Enzyme Inhibitors in Drug Discovery. A Guide for Medicinal Chemists and Pharmacologists Новинка

Robert A. Copeland Evaluation of Enzyme Inhibitors in Drug Discovery. A Guide for Medicinal Chemists and Pharmacologists

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Offers essential guidance for discovering and optimizing novel drug therapies Using detailed examples, Evaluation of Enzyme Inhibitors in Drug Discovery equips researchers with the tools needed to apply the science of enzymology and biochemistry to the discovery, optimization, and preclinical development of drugs that work by inhibiting specific enzyme targets. Readers will applaud this book for its clear and practical presentations, including its expert advice on best practices to follow and pitfalls to avoid. This Second Edition brings the book thoroughly up to date with the latest research findings and practices. Updates explore additional forms of enzyme inhibition and special treatments for enzymes that act on macromolecular substrates. Readers will also find new discussions detailing the development and application of the concept of drug-target residence time. Evaluation of Enzyme Inhibitors in Drug Discovery begins by explaining why enzymes are such important drug targets and then examines enzyme reaction mechanisms. The book covers: Reversible modes of inhibitor interactions with enzymes Assay considerations for compound library screening Lead optimization and structure-activity relationships for reversible inhibitors Slow binding and tight binding inhibitors Drug-target residence time Irreversible enzyme inactivators The book ends with a new chapter exploring the application of quantitative biochemical principles to the pharmacologic evaluation of drug candidates during lead optimization and preclinical development. The Second Edition of Evaluation of Enzyme Inhibitors in Drug Discovery continues to offer a treatment of enzymology applied to drug discovery that is quantitative and mathematically rigorous. At the same time, the clear and simple presentations demystify the complex science of enzymology, making the book accessible to many fields— from pharmacology to medicinal chemistry to biophysics to clinical medicine.
Jean-Louis Boulanger CENELEC 50128 and IEC 62279 Standards Jean-Louis Boulanger CENELEC 50128 and IEC 62279 Standards Новинка

Jean-Louis Boulanger CENELEC 50128 and IEC 62279 Standards

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CENELEC EN 50128 and IEC 62279 standards are applicable to the performance of software in the railway sector. The 2011 version of the 50128 standard firms up the techniques and methods to be implemented. This is a guide to its implementation, in order to understand the foundations of the standard and how it impacts on the activities to be undertaken, helping towards better a preparation for the independent evaluation phase, which is mandatory.
Mazaheri Tehrani Afrouz The Effect of Extrinsic Determinants on Consumer Evaluation Mazaheri Tehrani Afrouz The Effect of Extrinsic Determinants on Consumer Evaluation Новинка

Mazaheri Tehrani Afrouz The Effect of Extrinsic Determinants on Consumer Evaluation

This study will develop and test a conceptual model of extrinsic determinants of consumer evaluation on purchase intention for local and imported home appliances in a selected Iranian market. In addition, the effects of ethnocentrism, sales promotion, and word-of-mouth will be investigated. This research is supposed to provide insights for local, foreign brand owners and researchers who are concerned about customers' attitude and evaluation toward local and foreign home appliances.
Gongkang Fu Bridge Design and Evaluation. LRFD and LRFR Gongkang Fu Bridge Design and Evaluation. LRFD and LRFR Новинка

Gongkang Fu Bridge Design and Evaluation. LRFD and LRFR

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A succinct, real-world approach to complete bridge system design and evaluation Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) are design and evaluation methods that have replaced or offered alternatives to other traditional methods as the new standards for designing and load-rating U.S. highway bridges. Bridge Design and Evaluation covers complete bridge systems (substructure and superstructure) in one succinct, manageable package. It presents real-world bridge examples demonstrating both their design and evaluation using LRFD and LRFR. Designed for a 3- to 4-credit undergraduate or graduate-level course, it presents the fundamentals of the topic without expanding needlessly into advanced or specialized topics. Important features include: Exclusive focus on LRFD and LRFR Hundreds of photographs and figures of real bridges to connect the theoretical with the practical Design and evaluation examples from real bridges including actual bridge plans and drawings and design methodologies Numerous exercise problems Specific design for a 3- to 4-credit course at the undergraduate or graduate level The only bridge engineering textbook to cover the important topics of bridge evaluation and rating Bridge Design and Evaluation is the most up-to-date and inclusive introduction available for students in civil engineering specializing in structural and transportation engineering.
Jeffrey L. Buller Best Practices in Faculty Evaluation. A Practical Guide for Academic Leaders Jeffrey L. Buller Best Practices in Faculty Evaluation. A Practical Guide for Academic Leaders Новинка

Jeffrey L. Buller Best Practices in Faculty Evaluation. A Practical Guide for Academic Leaders

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Praise for Best Practices in Faculty Evaluation «Jeffrey Buller, a leading and respected voice in higher education, has written a truly practical and highly useful book on the increasingly important topic of faculty evaluation. This highly readable book is a 'must have/must read' book for every dean, chair, and faculty member in all institutions of higher education.» —Robert E. Cipriano, author, Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Strategies for Success; former chair of Southern Connecticut State University's Recreation and Leisure Studies Department «Buller has done it again. This latest book meets a never-ending need of all colleges and universities. It's the best treatment I've ever found of the critical dynamics of faculty evaluations—the associated history and philosophy, but especially how to get it right when conducting pretenure, tenure, and posttenure reviews. Every P&T committee, every chair, every dean will welcome a copy.» —R. Kent Crookston, author, Working with Problem Faculty: A Six-Step Guide for Department Chairs; director of the Academic Administrative Support Program at the Brigham Young University Faculty Center «Finally, a comprehensive volume replete with practical ideas and seasoned advice about how to effectively handle faculty performance evaluations. This author really understands the lack of preparation and confidence that most academic administrators feel when asked to function as both judge and coach. If you need concrete strategies for dealing with all aspects of the evaluation process, this book won't disappoint you. The content and case studies are right on the money.»—Christine Licata, author, Post-Tenure Faculty Review and Renewal; senior associate provost, Rochester Institute of Technology
Baisoya Sonam, Nikhil Vineeta Reinforcement of endodontically treated teeth Baisoya Sonam, Nikhil Vineeta Reinforcement of endodontically treated teeth Новинка

Baisoya Sonam, Nikhil Vineeta Reinforcement of endodontically treated teeth

Endodontic treatment is largely performed on teeth significantly affected by caries, multiple repeat restorations and/or fracture. Already structurally weakened, such teeth are often further weakened by the endodontic procedures designed to provide optimal access and by the restorative procedures necessary to rebuild the tooth. Root canal treatment weakens tooth structure and predisposes teeth to fracture. Root filled teeth are more susceptible to fracture than teeth with intact pulps because of loss of tooth structure due to caries, trauma and root canal preparation. Use of intracanal medicament and few irrigants also contributes to decrease in fracture resistance of tooth. In addition lateral compaction creates stresses in the root during obturation, which could lead to subsequent fracture.
Byatt A.S. Possession: Romance Byatt A.S. Possession: Romance Новинка

Byatt A.S. Possession: Romance

Possession is an exhilarating novel of wit and romance, at once a literary detective novel and a captivating love story. It is the tale of a pair of young scholars investigating the lives of two Victorian poets. Following a trail of letters, journals and poems they uncover a web of passion, deceit and tragedy, and their quest becomes a battle against time.
Emerging Practices in International Development Evaluation Emerging Practices in International Development Evaluation Новинка

Emerging Practices in International Development Evaluation

The impetus for this volume comes from reflecting on many years of experience,successes and failures in development evaluation in Asia and Africa, and fromrecent work supported by the Rockefeller Foundation on Rethinking, Reshaping,and Reforming Evaluation. The concepts, frameworks and ideas presented in this volume are a usefulcontribution to the ongoing efforts at rethinking, reforming and reshaping international development evaluation.They come from leading thinkers and practitioners in development, evaluation, research and academia who haverecognized that development evaluation must evolve if it is to respond to the challenges of the 21st Century andplay a meaningful role in social and economic transformation. This volume will be of great interest to evaluationscholars, practitioners, and students, particularly to those interested in international development projects,programs, and policies. This book will be appropriate for a wide range of courses, included Introduction toEvaluation, International Development Evaluation, Program Evaluation,Policy Evaluation, and evaluation courses in International Development,International Relations, Public Policy, Public Health, Human Services,Sociology, and Psychology.
Anna Schmidt Marie Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals Anna Schmidt Marie Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals Новинка

Anna Schmidt Marie Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals

A state-of-the-art guide for developing grants witha strong emphasis on using program outcome measurement to underscore need and accountability Based on the authors' many years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors, Effective Grant Writing and Program Evaluation for Human Service Professionals integrates the topics of grant proposal writing and program evaluation, offering grant seekers the practical guidance they need to develop quality proposals, obtain funding, and demonstrate service results and accountability. The authors clearly and succinctly illustrate and describe each stage of the grant writing and evaluation process. Problems or issues that arise frequently are highlighted and followed by specific advice. In addition, numerous real-world examples and exercises are included throughout the book to give readers the opportunity for reflection and practice. This timely reference incorporates a strengths perspective, providing: An inside look at the grant writing and evaluation processes, with insights from experienced grant writers, agency administrators, foundation program managers, and grant reviewers Specific examples of successful grant proposals and evaluation plans and instruments serving as models for learning and practice Field-tested individual and group exercises that facilitate the development of grant writing and evaluation skills Discussion of electronic technology in grant writing and evaluation, including writing and submitting grant proposals online, and identifying funding sources This grant writing and program evaluation guide follows a needs-driven, evidence-based, result-oriented, and client-centered perspective. Its authoritative discussion equips human service professionals to effectively develop grants with a strong emphasis on measuring program outcomes.
Collins Wilkie The Yellow Mask Collins Wilkie The Yellow Mask Новинка

Collins Wilkie The Yellow Mask

The secret of Wilkie Collins's success is the combination of various genres: the writer-master of intrigue and fascinating plotskillfully combines melodrama, detective and a manners novel in his books, generously flavoring them elements of the Gothic novel. The Yellow Mask - a complete mystery novel.
Jennifer Madans Question Evaluation Methods. Contributing to the Science of Data Quality Jennifer Madans Question Evaluation Methods. Contributing to the Science of Data Quality Новинка

Jennifer Madans Question Evaluation Methods. Contributing to the Science of Data Quality

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Insightful observations on common question evaluation methods and best practices for data collection in survey research Featuring contributions from leading researchers and academicians in the field of survey research, Question Evaluation Methods: Contributing to the Science of Data Quality sheds light on question response error and introduces an interdisciplinary, cross-method approach that is essential for advancing knowledge about data quality and ensuring the credibility of conclusions drawn from surveys and censuses. Offering a variety of expert analyses of question evaluation methods, the book provides recommendations and best practices for researchers working with data in the health and social sciences. Based on a workshop held at the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), this book presents and compares various question evaluation methods that are used in modern-day data collection and analysis. Each section includes an introduction to a method by a leading authority in the field, followed by responses from other experts that outline related strengths, weaknesses, and underlying assumptions. Topics covered include: Behavior coding Cognitive interviewing Item response theory Latent class analysis Split-sample experiments Multitrait-multimethod experiments Field-based data methods A concluding discussion identifies common themes across the presented material and their relevance to the future of survey methods, data analysis, and the production of Federal statistics. Together, the methods presented in this book offer researchers various scientific approaches to evaluating survey quality to ensure that the responses to these questions result in reliable, high-quality data. Question Evaluation Methods is a valuable supplement for courses on questionnaire design, survey methods, and evaluation methods at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. it also serves as a reference for government statisticians, survey methodologists, and researchers and practitioners who carry out survey research in the areas of the social and health sciences.
Michael Heinrich Phytopharmacy. An Evidence-Based Guide to Herbal Medicinal Products Michael Heinrich Phytopharmacy. An Evidence-Based Guide to Herbal Medicinal Products Новинка

Michael Heinrich Phytopharmacy. An Evidence-Based Guide to Herbal Medicinal Products

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Healthcare professionals, including doctors, pharmacists and nurses, are often confronted with patients who use over-the-counter (OTC) herbal medicinal products and food supplements. While taking responsibility for one’s own health and treatment options is encouraged, many patients use these products based on limited (and sometimes inaccurate) information from non-scientific sources, such as the popular press and internet. There is a clear need to offer balanced, well-informed advice to patients, yet a number of studies have shown that, generally, conventionally trained health practitioners consider their knowledge about herbal medicinal products and supplements to be weak. Phytopharmacy fills this knowledge gap, and is intended for use by the busy pharmacist, nurse, or doctor, as well as the ‘expert patient’ and students of pharmacy and herbal medicine. It presents clear, practical and concise monographs on over a hundred popular herbal medicines and plant-based food supplements. Information provided in each monograph includes: • Indications • Summary and appraisal of clinical and pre-clinical evidence • Potential interactions • Contraindications • Possible adverse effects An overview of the current regulatory framework is also outlined, notably the EU Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive. This stipulates that only licensed products or registered traditional herbal medicinal products (THRs), which have assured quality and safety, can now legally be sold OTC. Monographs are included of most of the major herbal ingredients found in THRs, and also some plant-based food supplements, which while not strictly medicines, may also have the potential to exert a physiological effect.
Peace Education Evaluation. Learning from Experience and Exploring Prospects Peace Education Evaluation. Learning from Experience and Exploring Prospects Новинка

Peace Education Evaluation. Learning from Experience and Exploring Prospects

A volume in Peace EducationSeries Editors Jing Lin, University of Maryland, Edward Brantmeier, James Madison University,and Ian Harris, University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeePractice and research of peace education has grown in the recent years as shown by a steadily increasing number ofpublications, programs, events, and funding mechanisms. The oft-cited point of departure for the peace educationcommunity is the belief in education as a valuable tool for decreasing the use of violence in conflict and for buildingcultures of positive peace hallmarked by just and equitable structures. Educators and organizations implementing peaceeducation activities and programming, however, often lack the tools and capacities for evaluation and thus pay scantregard to this aspect in program management. Reasons for this inattention are related to the perceived urgency toprioritize new and more action in the context of scarce financial and human resources, notwithstanding violence orconflict; the lack of skills and time to indulge in a thorough evaluative strategy; and the absence of institutional incentivesand support. Evaluation is often demand-driven by donors who emphasize accounting given the current context ofinternational development assistance and budget cuts. Program evaluation is considered an added burden to already over-tasked programmers who are unaware of theincentives and assessment techniques. Peace education practitioners are typically faced with forcing evaluation frameworks, tec...
Shelley Mary Frankenstein Shelley Mary Frankenstein Новинка

Shelley Mary Frankenstein

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, generally known as Frankenstein, is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. The title of the novel refers to a scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended to refer to the Creature as "Frankenstein", despite this being the name of the scientist. Frankenstein is a novel infused with some elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. It was also a warning against the "over-reaching" of modern man and the Industrial Revolution, alluded to in the novel's subtitle, The Modern Prometheus. The story has had an influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories and films. It is arguably considered the first fully realized science fiction novel.
John Gerard Gerard.s Herbal. Selections from the 1633 Enlarged . Amended Edition John Gerard Gerard.s Herbal. Selections from the 1633 Enlarged . Amended Edition Новинка

John Gerard Gerard.s Herbal. Selections from the 1633 Enlarged . Amended Edition

Gerard's Herbal, or The Generall Historie of Plantes, is the fourth gathering in 400 years, in a line of descent from the original folio, the 1633 edition enlarged & amended by Thomas Johnson, and the 1927 Marcus Woodward version. The Velluminous Press edition spans 428 pages containing 300 separate plant entries and 323 illustrations taken from the original woodcuts. Gerard's Herbal is a timeless treasure trove of botany, medicine, gardening, textiles, cookery and travel.

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