Future Survey Annual 1992

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


Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242435

Category: Political Science

Page: 191

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Future Survey Annual 1991

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


Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242428

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

View: 5778

Leben 3.0

Mensch sein im Zeitalter Künstlicher Intelligenz


Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843716706

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 2382

Die Nobelpreis-Schmiede Massachusetts Institute of Technology ist der bedeutendste technologische Think Tank der USA. Dort arbeitet Professor Max Tegmark mit den weltweit führenden Entwicklern künstlicher Intelligenz zusammen, die ihm exklusive Einblicke in ihre Labors gewähren. Die Erkenntnisse, die er daraus zieht, sind atemberaubend und zutiefst verstörend zugleich. Neigt sich die Ära der Menschen dem Ende zu? Der Physikprofessor Max Tegmark zeigt anhand der neusten Forschung, was die Menschheit erwartet. Hier eine Auswahl möglicher Szenarien: - Eroberer: Künstliche Intelligenz übernimmt die Macht und entledigt sich der Menschheit mit Methoden, die wir noch nicht einmal verstehen. - Der versklavte Gott: Die Menschen bemächtigen sich einer superintelligenten künstlichen Intelligenz und nutzen sie, um Hochtechnologien herzustellen. - Umkehr: Der technologische Fortschritt wird radikal unterbunden und wir kehren zu einer prä-technologischen Gesellschaft im Stil der Amish zurück. - Selbstzerstörung: Superintelligenz wird nicht erreicht, weil sich die Menschheit vorher nuklear oder anders selbst vernichtet. - Egalitäres Utopia: Es gibt weder Superintelligenz noch Besitz, Menschen und kybernetische Organismen existieren friedlich nebeneinander. Max Tegmark bietet kluge und fundierte Zukunftsszenarien basierend auf seinen exklusiven Einblicken in die aktuelle Forschung zur künstlichen Intelligenz.

Envisioning the Survey Interview of the Future


Author: Frederick G. Conrad,Michael F. Schober

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470183366

Category: Mathematics

Page: 416

View: 1964

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.

Future Survey Annual 1985

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


Author: Michael Marien

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780930242299

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 2190

Survey Automation

Report and Workshop Proceedings


Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Oversight Committee for the Workshop on Survey Automation

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309168031

Category: Computers

Page: 274

View: 7515

For over 100 years, the evolution of modern survey methodologyâ€"using the theory of representative sampling to make interferences from a part of the population to the wholeâ€"has been paralleled by a drive toward automation, harnessing technology and computerization to make parts of the survey process easier, faster, and better. The availability of portable computers in the late 1980s ushered in computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), in which interviewers administer a survey instrument to respondents using a computerized version of the questionnaire on a portable laptop computer. Computer assisted interviewing (CAI) methods have proven to be extremely useful and beneficial in survey administration. However, the practical problems encountered in documentation and testing CAI instruments suggest that this is an opportune time to reexamine not only the process of developing CAI instruments but also the future directions of survey automation writ large.

The Future of the Survey of Income and Program Participation


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

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309047951

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

View: 2841

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


Author: Lloyd D. Johnston

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437926355


Page: 370

View: 8815

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.

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

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


Author: German Conference on Knowledge-Based Systems

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540656588

Category: Computers

Page: 225

View: 6032

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 Roles and Opportunities for the U.S. Geological Survey


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

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309072646

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 8646

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.

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


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

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309182188

Category: Science

Page: 153

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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


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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023062085X

Category: Art

Page: 273

View: 5495

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.

Handbook of Health Survey Methods


Author: Timothy P. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118594746

Category: Medical

Page: 840

View: 5287

A comprehensive guidebook to the current methodologiesand practices used in health surveys A unique and self-contained resource, Handbook of HealthSurvey Methods presents techniques necessary for confrontingchallenges that are specific to health survey research. Thehandbook guides readers through the development of sample designs,data collection procedures, and analytic methods for studies aimedat gathering health information on general and targetedpopulations. The book is organized into five well-defined sections: Design andSampling Issues, Measurement Issues, Field Issues, Health Surveysof Special Populations, and Data Management and Analysis.Maintaining an easy-to-follow format, each chapter begins with anintroduction, followed by an overview of the main concepts,theories, and applications associated with each topic. Finally,each chapter provides connections to relevant online resources foradditional study and reference. The Handbook of Health SurveyMethods features: 29 methodological chapters written by highly qualified expertsin academia, research, and industry A treatment of the best statistical practices and specificmethodologies for collecting data from special populations such assexual minorities, persons with disabilities, patients, andpractitioners Discussions on issues specific to health research includingdeveloping physical health and mental health measures, collectinginformation on sensitive topics, sampling for clinical trials,collecting biospecimens, working with proxy respondents, andlinking health data to administrative and other external datasources Numerous real-world examples from the latest research in thefields of public health, biomedicine, and health psychology Handbook of Health Survey Methods is an ideal reference foracademics, researchers, and practitioners who apply survey methodsand analyze data in the fields of biomedicine, public health,epidemiology, and biostatistics. The handbook is also a usefulsupplement for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level courses onsurvey methodology.