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Degrees of Choice

Author : Diane Reay
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An account of the overlapping effects of social class, ethnicity and gender in the process of choosing which university to attend. The shift from an elite to a mass system has been accompanied by much political rhetoric about widening access, achievement-for-all and meritocratic equalisation.

D optimal Design for Polynomial Regression Choice of Degree and Robustness

Author : Gerard Antille
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In this paper we show that for the D-optimal design, departures from the design are much less important than a departure from the model. As a consequence, we propose, based on D-optimality, a rule for choosing the regression degree.We also study different types of departures from the model to define a new class of D-optimal designs, which is robust and more efficient than the uniform one.

Control and Constraint in E Learning Choosing When to Choose

Author : Dron, Jon
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"This book unifies and synthesizes an assortment of theories about learner control, autonomy, self-direction, adult learning for educationalists, e-learning practitioners and e-learning developers; it provides a theoretical approach to building computer systems to support adults learning via the Internet, existing e-learning environments and how they should be used, and the process of education in general"--Provided by publisher.

Multiple Choice Questions In Pediatric Dentistry

Author : Muthu
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The book presents the basics of Pedodontics through a series of carefully graded multiple choice questions (MCQs). It includes a large variety of questions which feature single best response , multiple true/false , test of reasoning and matching the column types. Answers to all questions have been provided. Explanations of most correct answers as well as of the other options are also provided.The questions have been formulated in a manner that they provide not only a suitable revision drill to undergraduate students, but also prepare them thoroughly for their PG entrance tests. About the Author : - Dr M.S. Muthu, MDS is currently Asst.Prof. Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, Meenakshiammal Dental College, Chennai.

Applied Choice Analysis

Author : David A. Hensher
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In this primer the authors provide an unintimidating introduction to the main techniques of choice analysis.

First Generation College Students

Author : Lee Ward
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FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS "...a concise, manageable, lucid summary of the best scholarship, practices, and future-oriented thinking about how to effectively recruit, educate, develop, retain, and ultimately graduate first-generation students." —from the foreword by JOHN N. GARDNER First-generation students are frequently marginalized on their campuses, treated with benign disregard, and placed at a competitive disadvantage because of their invisibility. While they include 51% of all undergraduates, or approximately 9.3 million students, they are less likely than their peers to earn degrees. Among students enrolled in two-year institutions, they are significantly less likely to persist into a second year. First-Generation College Students offers academic leaders and student affairs professionals a guide for understanding the special challenges and common barriers these students face and provides the necessary strategies for helping them transition through and graduate from their chosen institutions. Based in solid research, the authors describe best practices and include suggestions and techniques that can help leaders design and implement effective curricula, out-of-class learning experiences, and student support services, as well as develop strategic plans that address issues sure to arise in the future. The authors offer an analysis of first-generation student expectations for college life and academics and examine the powerful role cultural capital plays in shaping their experiences and socialization. Providing a template for other campuses, the book highlights programmatic initiatives at colleges around the county that effectively serve first-generation students and create a powerful learning environment for their success. First-Generation College Students provides a much-needed portrait of the cognitive, developmental, and social factors that affect the college-going experiences and retention rates of this growing population of college students.

The Life and Choice Works of Isaac Watts

Author : Isaac Watts
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Choice Centered Astrology

Author : Gail Fairfield
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A practical approach that provides basics for understanding astrological charts. Shows you how to utilize astrology to make the most of your life and gives clear examples of in-depth, choice-centered interpretations of aspects, houses, planets, and signs. Whether you are a novice, knowledgeable student, or professional in the field, you will find this book useful.

The Postgraduate Research Handbook

Author : Gina Wisker
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The second edition of this best-selling book is aslively and accessible as the first edition. Advice, support and both active and reflective tasks take the students through the stages of research as well as encouraging them to consider social and cultural issues, such as working with their supervisor and other researchers.

Six Degrees of Social Influence

Author : Douglas T. Kenrick
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Over the course of the last four decades, Robert Cialdini's work has helped spark an intellectual revolution in which social psychological ideas have become increasingly influential. The concepts presented in his book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, have spread well beyond the geographic boundaries of North America and beyond the field of academic social psychology into the areas of business, health, and politics. In this book, leading authors, who represent many different countries and disciplines, explore new developments and the widespread impact of Cialdini's work in research areas ranging from persuasion strategy and social engineering to help-seeking and decision-making. Among the many topics covered, the authors discuss how people underestimate the influence of others, how a former computer hacker used social engineering to gain access to highly confidential computer codes, and how biology and evolution figure into the principles of influence. The authors break new ground in the study of influence.

Class Degrees

Author : Evan Watkins
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A current truism holds that the undergraduate degree today is equivalent to the high-school diploma of yesterday. But undergraduates at a research university would probably not recognize themselves in the historical mirror of high-school vocational education. Students in a vast range of institutions are encouraged to look up the educational social scale, whereas earlier vocational education was designed to "cool out" expectations of social advancement by training a working class prepared for massive industrialization. In Class Degrees, Evan Watkins argues that reforms in vocational education in the 1980s and 1990s can explain a great deal about the changing directions of class formation in the United States, as well as how postsecondary educational institutions are changing. Responding to a demand for flexibility in job skills and reflecting a consequent aspiration to choice and perpetual job mobility, those reforms aimed to eliminate the separate academic status of vocational education. They transformed it from a "cooling out" to a "heating up" of class expectations. The result has been a culture of hyperindividualism. The hyperindividual lives in a world permeated with against-all-odds plots, from "beat the odds" of long supermarket checkout lines by using self-checkout and buying FasTrak transponders to beat the odds of traffic jams, to the endless superheroes on film and TV who daily save various sorts of planets and things against all odds. Of course, a few people can beat the odds only if most other people do not. As choice begins to replace the selling of individual labor at the core of contemporary class formation, the result is a sort of waste labor left behind by the competitive process. Provocatively, Watkins argues that, in the twenty-first century, academic work in the humanities is assuming the management function of reclaiming this waste labor as a motor force for the future.

Neurobiology of Choice

Author : Daeyeol Lee
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Research on economic decision-making seeks to understand how subjects choose between plans of action (lotteries, gambles, prospects) that have economic consequences. The key difficulty in making such decisions is that typically no plan of action available to the decision-maker guarantees a specific outcome, rather, consequences are risky or uncertain. More recently, researchers in psychology, behavioral and computational neuroscience and psychology have started to apply these theoretical principles to studying choice behavior and its neural basis in the laboratory, for instance in electrophysiological studies of animals making choices for primary reward such as juice and neuroimaging studies of humans making choices for money. Moreover, researchers across all these fields are, in parallel, studying how decisions are guided by learning and how the computations relevant to decisions and choices are represented neurally. This emerging field of theoretically grounded decision neuroscience is now known as "neuroeconomics." With this Research Topic, we aim to solicit contributions from researchers from the fields of neurobiology, behavioral and computational neuroscience and economics which discuss the neural computations underlying decision-making and adaptive behavior.

A cabinet of choice jewels or A box of precious ointment etc

Author : Thomas Brooks
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Majoring in Psychology

Author : Jeffrey L. Helms
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With coverage of important preparatory issues and the key psychology subfields, Majoring in Psychology: Achieving Your Educational and Career Goals provides undergraduate students with clear, concise, research-based information on strategies to begin a successful undergraduate career in psychology. Provides the most comprehensive text on majoring in psychology currently available Discusses the benefits of pursuing a psychology degree and key steps to prepare for a job or graduate study in the field Features brief topical contributions written by national figures in their respective subfields Incorporates current data and research on diversity-related issues as well as guidance on how to ensure personality traits and abilities match the skills that potential career paths demand

Structural Economic Dynamics

Author : Luigi Pasinetti
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This book is a theoretical investigation of the influence of human learning on the development through time of a 'pure labour' economy. The theory proposed is a simple one, but aims to grasp the essential features of all industrial economies. Economists have long known that two basic phenomena lie at the root of long-term economic movements in industrial societies: capital accumulation and technical progress. Attention has been concentrated on the former. In this book, by contrast, technical progress is assigned the central role. Within a multi-sector framework, the author examines the structural dynamics of prices, production and employment (implied by differentiated rates of productivity growth and expansion of demand) against a background of 'natural' relations. He also considers a number of institutional problems. Institutional and social learning, know-how, and the diffusion of knowledge emerge as the decisive factors accounting for the success and failure of industrial societies.

A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence

Author : Giovanni Sartor
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This paperback edition of the first of the twelve volumes of A Treatises of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence, serves as an introduction to the first-ever multivolume treatment of all important issues in legal philosophy and general jurisprudence, consisting of a five-volume theoretical part and a six-volume historical part. The theoretical part covers the main topics of contemporary debate. The historical volumes trace the development of legal thought from ancient Greek times through the twentieth century. All volumes are edited by the renowned theorist Enrico Pattaro.

Cracking the SAT Math 2 Subject Test

Author : Princeton Review
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP SCORE A PERFECT 800. Equip yourself to ace the SAT Math 2 Subject Test with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including 2 full-length practice tests, thorough reviews of key topics, and targeted strategies for every question type. This eBook edition has been optimized for on-screen viewing with cross-linked questions, answers, and explanations. We don't have to tell you how tough SAT Math is—or how helpful a stellar exam score can be for your chances of getting into your top-choice college. Written by the experts at The Princeton Review, Cracking the SAT Math 2 Subject Test arms you to take on the test and achieve your highest score. Techniques That Actually Work. • Tried-and-true strategies to help you avoid traps and beat the test • Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically • Essential tactics to help you work smarter, not harder Everything You Need to Know to Help Achieve a High Score. • Expert subject reviews for every test topic • Up-to-date information on the SAT Math 2 Subject Test • Score conversion tables for accurate self-assessment Practice Your Way to Perfection. • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations • Practice drills throughout each content chapter • End-of-chapter summaries to help you master key points

Higher Education Access and Choice for Latino Students

Author : Patricia Perez
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Now the largest and fastest-growing ethnic population in the U.S., Latino students face many challenges and complexities when it comes to college choice and access. This edited volume provides much needed theoretical and empirical data on how the schooling experiences of Latino students shape their educational aspirations and access to higher education. It explores how the individual and collective influence of the home, school and policy shape the college decision-making process. This unique collection of original scholarly articles offers critical insight on educational pathways that will help families, educators and policy makers intervene in ways that foster and sustain college access and participation for Latino students. It considers destination preferences and enrollment selections, elementary and secondary school experiences, and intervention programs that shed light on how practitioners can promote participation and retention. This multi-conceptual, multi-methodological volume offers directions for future research, programming and policy in Latino education.

Sociology AS

Author : Jonathan Blundell
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Especially created by three experienced examiners and authors involved in the AQA and OCR specifications, this series has been developed using their teaching and learning experiences of the specifications. This ground-breaking set of resources encapsulates the knowledge, understanding and skills required for the AS exam.

The Journal of the British Homoeopathic Society

Author : British Homoeopathic Society
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Includes list of members.