A World of Information


Author: Richard Platt

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763693480

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9996

Facts and figures for the curious reader. Covers more than 30 fascinating "general knowledge" topics, including shapes, tides, the solar system, and the periodic table.

Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information

Third Edition


Author: Beth Morling

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393643603


Page: N.A

View: 8239

Drawing on examples from popular media and journals, author Beth Morling inspires a love of her subject by emphasizing its relevance. Yes, students learn how to design research studies but they also see the value of evaluating research claims they encounter in daily life. The Third Edition builds on this successful foundation by providing new ways for students to practice what they learn. NEW Working It Through examples provide a step-by-step method for evaluating claims start-to-finish, and a NEW adaptive learning tool, InQuizitive, enables students to practice what they've learned and strengthen their comprehension.

Mein Leben auf der Ritterburg

die Abenteuer des Pagen Tobias, von ihm selbst erzählt


Author: Richard Platt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551354693

Category: Castles

Page: 120

View: 2863

Research Methods in Psychology

Evaluating a World of Information, Second Edition


Author: Beth Moring

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393936937

Category: Psychology

Page: 604

View: 1180

This market-leading text emphasizes future consumers of psychological research, uses real-world examples drawn from popular media, and develops students’ critical-thinking skills as they become systematic interrogators of information in their everyday lives.

Corporate Policies in a World with Information Asymmetry


Author: Vipin K Agrawal,Ramesh K S Rao

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814551325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 5095

A corporate manager typically oversees several ongoing projects and has the opportunity to invest in new projects that add wealth to the stockholders. Such new projects include expanding the corporation's existing business, entering into a new line of business, acquiring another business, and so on. If the firm does not have sufficient internal capital (cash) to finance the initial investment, the manager must enter into a transaction with outside investors to raise additional funds. In this situation, the manager of a public corporation faces two key decisions: Should he transact with outside investors and raise the necessary capital to invest in the project? The answer to this question determines the firm's investment policy.If the manager decides to raise external capital how should the investment be financed — with debt, with equity, or with some other security? The answer determines the firm's financing policy. Modern corporate finance theory, originating with the seminal work of Merton Miller and Franco Modigliani, has demonstrated that these decisions depend on the information that the manager and investors have about the firm's future cash flows. In this book, the authors examine these decisions by assuming that the manager has private information about the firm's future cash flows. They provide a unified framework that yields new theoretical insights and explains many empirical anomalies documented in the literature. Contents:IntroductionBasic Setup:Firm and Its Capital NeedsOutside Investors and SecuritiesRaising CapitalRaising Capital When There is Symmetric Information:Information and Decision-Making with Symmetric InformationOptimal Capital-Raising Decisions and Their Implications for Firm PoliciesRaising Capital with Information Asymmetry:Information and Decision-Making with Information AsymmetryOptimal Capital-Raising Decisions and Their Implications: Any Security SpaceAdditional Implications Specific to the Debt-Equity Security SpaceNumerical Illustrations of Key Financing Policy Results Under the Debt–Equity Security SpaceEmpirical Predictions and Implications for Practitioners: Debt–Equity Security SpaceConcluding RemarksAppendix Readership: Master and doctoral level students in finance, academic researchers and financial managers. Keywords:Information Asymmetry;Financing Decisions;Capital Structure;Dividend PolicyKey Features:Proposes a unified framework that contains all existing models as special casesExplains many empirical anomalies in the literature and provide guidance for better empirical tests

A World of Difference

The International Distribution of Information : the Media and Developing Countries


Author: Gunnar Garbo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Communication

Page: 114

View: 8411

What Will Be

Die Zukunft des Informationszeitalters


Author: Michael L. Dertouzos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783709174081

Category: Science

Page: 492

View: 7865

Michael L. Dertouzos, langjähriger Leiter des Informatik-Instituts am MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, USA), prognostizierte bereits in den 70er Jahren die Etablierung des Internet. Kurz vor der Jahrtausendwende entwirft er wieder ein realistisches Bild unserer Zukunft. Sein Buch What Will Be wurde in Amerika sofort nach Erscheinen zum Bestseller. Er beschreibt darin, wie die rasante Entwicklung der Informationstechnologie unser Leben verändern wird. Anschaulich und unterhaltsam, mit Beispielen und Anekdoten illustriert, führt er uns in eine neue Welt. Viele Bereiche des Alltags wie Kommunikation, Gesundheitswesen, Unterhaltung, Arbeitswelt und Wirtschaftsleben werden einem umfassenden Wandel unterworfen sein. Die "informationelle Revolution” hat bereits begonnen. Nach der Lektüre dieses Buches wissen Sie, wohin sie führt. "... ein ansprechender und klarsichtiger Wegweiser in die Zukunft, voller Einsichten, wie die Informationstechnologie unser Leben und unsere Welt im nächsten Jahrhundert umgestalten wird ... Wer an der heraufziehenden informationellen Revolution teilnimmt – und das sind wir eigentlich alle – muß erkennen, was auf uns zukommt." Aus dem Geleitwort von Bill Gates "... wird uns der Informationsmarkt zwingen, unsere humanistischen und technischen Sichtweisen einander anzunähern ..." Michael L. Dertouzos "What Will Be ist ein geistreicher, profunder Blick auf unser zukünftiges Leben." Esther Dyson

Research Methods in Psychology

Evaluating a World of Information


Author: Beth Morling

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393935462

Category: Psychology

Page: 403

View: 2465

An engaging text that helps students develop the skills they need for critically examining their world. Research Methods in Psychology: Evaluating a World of Information acknowledges that many psychology majors pursue careers in which they need to read and understand research rather than actually conduct research. Therefore, while students still learn the skills necessary to design research, the book emphasizes the quantitative reasoning skills students need to become systematic and critical consumers of information. Examples from a variety of sources capture students' interest, and the innovative pedagogical framework ensures that students will retain and be able to apply what they learn.

The Noise of Culture

Literary Texts in a World of Information


Author: William R. Paulson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801421020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

View: 2958

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 57 - Supplement 20: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Fraud Investigations to Visual Search in Modern Human-Computer Interfaces


Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824720575

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 9553

Supplement 20: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Approaches to Fraud Investigations to Visual Search in Modern Human-Computer Interfaces

Information Technology and the World of Work


Author: Daphne Gottlieb Taras,James T. Bennett,Anthony M. Townsend

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351512498

Category: Computers

Page: 272

View: 1247

Information technologies have become both a means and an end, transforming the workplace and how work is performed. This ongoing evolution in the work process has received extensive coverage but relatively little attention has been given to how changing technologies and work practices affect the workers themselves. This volume specifi cally examines the institutional and social environment of the workplaces that information technologies have created.

What Will Be

How the World of Information Will Change


Author: Michael L. Dertouzos

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061873322

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 5259

Michael Dertouzos has been an insightful commentator and an active participant in the creation of the Information Age.Now, in What Will Be, he offers a thought-provoking and entertaining vision of the world of the next decade -- and of the next century. Dertouzos examines the impact that the following new technologies and challenges will have on our lives as the Information Revolution progresses: all the music, film and text ever produced will be available on-demand in our own homes your "bodynet" will let you make phone calls, check email and pay bills as you walk down the street advances in telecommunication will radically alter the role of face-to-face contact in our lives global disparities in infrastructure will widen the gap between rich and poor surgical mini-robots and online care will change the practice of medicine as we know it. Detailed, accessible and visionary, What Will Be is essential for Information Age revolutionaries and technological neophytes alike.

Stalking the Black Swan

Research and Decision Making in a World of Extreme Volatility


Author: Kenneth A. Posner

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231521673

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9716

Kenneth A. Posner spent close to two decades as a Wall Street analyst, tracking the so-called "specialty finance" sector, which included controversial companies such as Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CIT, and MasterCard many of which were caught in the subprime mortgage and capital markets crisis of 2007. While extreme volatility is nothing new in finance, the recent downturn caught many off guard, indicating that the traditional approach to decision making had let them down. Introducing a new framework for handling and evaluating extreme risk, Posner draws on years of experience to show how decision makers can best cope with the "Black Swans" of our time. Posner's shrewd assessment combines the classic fundamental research approach of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd with more recent developments in cognitive science, computational theory, and quantitative finance. He outlines a probabilistic approach to decision making that involves forecasting across a range of scenarios, and he explains how to balance confidence, react accurately to fast-breaking information, overcome information overload, zero in on the critical issues, penetrate the information asymmetry shielding corporate executives, and integrate the power of human intuition with sophisticated analytics. Emphasizing the computational resources we already have at our disposal our computers and our minds Posner offers a new track to decision making for analysts, investors, traders, corporate executives, risk managers, regulators, policymakers, journalists, and anyone who faces a world of extreme volatility.