Future Survey Annual 1992

A Guide to the Recent Literature of Trends, Forecasts, and Policy Proposals

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Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242435

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

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Future Survey Annual 1988-1989

A Guide to the Recent Literature of Trends, Forecasts and Policy Proposals

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Author: Michael Marien,Lane Jennings

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242350

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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BMW Z-cars have carved a huge reputation for themselves in a very short time. From the revolutionary and innovative Z1 of the late 1980s to the beautiful and exclusive Z8 of more recent times, via the popular Z3 and its controversial replacement, the Z4, the family has made BMW's name in the increasingly competitive sports-car market.

Future Survey Annual 1985

A Guide to the Recent Literature of Trends, Forecasts and Policy Proposals

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Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242299

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Life 3.0

Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

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Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101946601

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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New York Times Best Seller How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle? What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.

The Future of Flesh: A Cultural Survey of the Body

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Author: K. Kitsi-Mitakou,Z. Detsi-Diamanti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023062085X

Category: Art

Page: 273

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Encompassing some of the most recent academic research on mainstream issues of body image, weight and representation of the body, this collection addresses the body in areas such as ancient Greek poetry, new media art, comic book culture and biotechnology.

Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future

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Author: Frederick G. Conrad,Michael F. Schober

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470183366

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

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Praise forEnvisioning the Survey Interview of the Future "This book is an excellent introduction to some brave new technologies . . . and their possible impacts on the way surveys might be conducted. Anyone interested in the future of survey methodology should read this book." -Norman M. Bradburn, PhD, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago "Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future gathers some of the brightest minds in alternative methods of gathering self-report data, with an eye toward the future self-report sample survey. Conrad and Schober, by assembling a group of talented survey researchers and creative inventors of new software-based tools to gather information from human subjects, have created a volume of importance to all interested in imagining future ways of interviewing." -Robert M. Groves, PhD, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan This collaboration provides extensive insight into the impact of communication technology on survey research As previously unimaginable communication technologies rapidly become commonplace, survey researchers are presented with both opportunities and obstacles when collecting and interpreting data based on human response. Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future explores the increasing influence of emerging technologies on the data collection process and, in particular, self-report data collection in interviews, providing the key principles for using these new modes of communication. With contributions written by leading researchers in the fields of survey methodology and communication technology, this compilation integrates the use of modern technological developments with established social science theory. The book familiarizes readers with these new modes of communication by discussing the challenges to accuracy, legitimacy, and confidentiality that researchers must anticipate while collecting data, and it also provides tools for adopting new technologies in order to obtain high-quality results with minimal error or bias. Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future addresses questions that researchers in survey methodology and communication technology must consider, such as: How and when should new communication technology be adopted in the interview process? What are the principles that extend beyond particular technologies? Why do respondents answer questions from a computer differently than questions from a human interviewer? How can systems adapt to respondents' thinking and feeling? What new ethical concerns about privacy and confidentiality are raised from using new communication technologies? With its multidisciplinary approach, extensive discussion of existing and future technologies, and practical guidelines for adopting new technology, Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future is an essential resource for survey methodologists, questionnaire designers, and communication technologists in any field that conducts survey research. It also serves as an excellent supplement for courses in research methods at the upper-undergraduate or graduate level.

Ars Electronica

Facing the Future, a Survey of Two Decades

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Author: Timothy Druckrey

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262541275

Category: Social Science

Page: 449

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An artistic, theoritical, and historical evolution of the work of Ars Electronica draws on the abundant resources of the publications and archive, combining many of the essential contributions that form the core of contemporary art. Reprint.

The Palgrave Handbook of Survey Research

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Author: David L. Vannette,Jon A. Krosnick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319543954

Category: Political Science

Page: 676

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This handbook is a comprehensive reference guide for researchers, funding agencies and organizations engaged in survey research. Drawing on research from a world-class team of experts, this collection addresses the challenges facing survey-based data collection today as well as the potential opportunities presented by new approaches to survey research, including in the development of policy. It examines innovations in survey methodology and how survey scholars and practitioners should think about survey data in the context of the explosion of new digital sources of data. The Handbook is divided into four key sections: the challenges faced in conventional survey research; opportunities to expand data collection; methods of linking survey data with external sources; and, improving research transparency and data dissemination, with a focus on data curation, evaluating the usability of survey project websites, and the credibility of survey-based social science. Chapter 23 of this book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

The Future of the Survey of Income and Program Participation

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Author: Panel to Evaluate the Survey of Income and Program Participation,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309047951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

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This book evaluates changes needed to improve the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Conducted by the Census Bureau, SIPP is a major continuing survey that is designed to provide information about the economic well-being of the U.S. population and its need for and participation in government assistance programs (e.g., social security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, AFDC). This volume considers the goals for the survey, the survey and sample design, data collection and processing systems, publications and other data products, analytical techniques for using the data, the methodological research and evaluation to implement and assess the redesign,and the management of the program at the Census Bureau.

Monitoring the Future: National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975-2008: Volume II

College Students and Adults Ages 19-50

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Author: Lloyd D. Johnston

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437926355

Category:

Page: 370

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Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Key Findings: An Overview and Integration Across Five Populations; Chapter 3: Study Design and Procedures; Chapter 4: Prevalence of Drug Use in Early and Middle Adulthood; Chapter 5: Trends in Drug Use in Early and Middle Adulthood; Chapter 6: Attitudes and Beliefs about Drugs Among Young Adults; Chapter 7: The Social Context; Chapter 8: Prevalence of Drug Use Among College Students; Chapter 9: Trends in Drug Use Among College Students. Charts and tables.

Future Climates of the World

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Author: Ann Henderson-Sellers

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080532233

Category: Science

Page: 607

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Future Climates of the World: A Modelling Perspective is Volume 16 of the highly prestigious series of climatology reference books World Survey of Climatology. The present volume offers a state-of-the-art overview of our understanding of future climates and is aimed at climatology undergraduates, interested non-climatologists with a scientific background as well as the generally interested reader. Each topic is discussed clearly so that the full implications of its affect on the earth's future climate can be fully understood. The study of climate has moved from data collection ``climatology'' to the model and experimentally based predictions of ``climatic science''. Our understanding of climatic prediction depends crucially upon improvements in, and improved understanding of, climatic models. The book compises four main themes which follow an introductory chapter i.e. the geologic perspective (I) and present-day observations (II) as they pertain to future climates; human factors affecting future climates (III) and planetary geophysiology and future climates (IV).

Future Roles and Opportunities for the U.S. Geological Survey

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Author: Committee on Future Roles, Challenges, and Opportunities for the U.S. Geological Survey,National Research Council,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309072646

Category: Science

Page: 192

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has adapted to the changing political, economic, and technical state of the nation and the world since it was established in the late nineteenth century. Over a period of more than 120 years, the USGS has evolved from a small group of scientists who collected data and provided guidance on how to parcel, manage, and use the public lands of the West to an agency comprised of thousands of scientists who conduct research and assessment activities on complex scientific issues at scales ranging from the local to the global. The USGS will no doubt continue to evolve and adapt to meet changing national needs. In fact, the recent integration of the National Biological Service and parts of the U.S. Bureau of Mines into the USGS presents an ideal opportunity to examine the agency's vision, mission, role, and scientific opportunities as the organization begins the early years of the twenty-first century. The USGS recognized the need to adapt to changing demands when it asked the National Research Council (NRC) to undertake this study. The NRC formed a multidisciplinary committee of 16 experts to address issues related to the future roles, challenges, and opportunities of the agency.

XPS-99: Knowledge-Based Systems - Survey and Future Directions

5th Biannual German Conference on Knowledge-Based Systems, Würzburg, Germany, March 3-5, 1999, Proceedings

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Author: Frank Puppe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540656588

Category: Computers

Page: 225

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th Biannual German Conference on Knowledge-Based Systems, XPS-99, held in Würzburg, Germany in March 1999. The book presents four invited surveys by leading scientists together with 14 revised full papers selected from more than 50 papers presented at the meeting. The papers address research issues in knowledge engineering, knowledge-based diagnosis, knowledge-based configuration, and case-based reasoning as well as advanced applications of knowledge-based systems in various fields.

Future Challenges for the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resources Program

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Author: Committee to Review the U.S. Geological Survey's Mineral Resources Program,Committee on Earth Resources,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030908993X

Category: Science

Page: 154

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The committee assesses the USGS's responses to a 1996 program review, evaluates the minerals information team, and examines how the program's mission and vision might evolve to meet the nation's future needs over the next decade.

The Future of Flesh: A Cultural Survey of the Body

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Author: K. Kitsi-Mitakou,Z. Detsi-Diamanti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023062085X

Category: Art

Page: 273

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Encompassing some of the most recent academic research on mainstream issues of body image, weight and representation of the body, this collection addresses the body in areas such as ancient Greek poetry, new media art, comic book culture and biotechnology.