The Critical Assessment of Research

The Critical Assessment of Research
Author: Alan Bailin,Ann Grafstein
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2010-02-12
ISBN: 1780630271
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book examines the following factors: sponsorship of research, control of the dissemination of research, effects of dominant research paradigms, financial interests of authors, publishers, and editors, role of new technologies (for example, Web 2.0). It is widely accepted among researchers and educators that the peer review process, the reputation of the publisher and examination of the author's credentials are the gold standards for assessing the quality of research and information. However, the traditional gold standards are not sufficient, and the effective evaluation of information requires the consideration of additional factors. Controversies about positive evaluations of new medications that appear in peer-reviewed journals, the financial reports on Enron prior to the revelations that led to its collapse, and obstacles to the publication of research that does not conform to dominant paradigms are just a few examples that indicate the need for a more sophisticated and nuanced approach to evaluating information. Each of the factors is discussed in a factual manner, supported by many examples that illustrate not only the nature of the issues but also their complexity. Practical suggestions for the evaluation of information are an integral part of the text. Highlights frequently overlooked criteria for evaluating research Challenges the assumption that the gold standards for evaluation are sufficient Examines the role of new technologies in evaluating and disseminating research

Scenarios and Indicators for Sustainable Development Towards A Critical Assessment of Achievements and Challenges

Scenarios and Indicators for Sustainable Development   Towards A Critical Assessment of Achievements and Challenges
Author: Joachim H. Spangenberg
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 3038976725
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scenarios and Indicators for Sustainable Development Towards A Critical Assessment of Achievements and Challenges Book Excerpt:

Globalization and telecoupling are enhancing the complexity of the coupled socio-ecological system constituted by the interaction between the global ecosphere and the anthroposphere. As a result, the demand for tools to identify transformative innovations, assess future risks, and support precautionary decisions for sustainability is growing by the day in business and politics. Scenarios are a means of simplification, reducing the real-world complexity to a limited number of essential factors to analyze their interactions and support policy formulation, with indicators as communication and monitoring tools. In particular, in a time of “fake news” and “alternative truths” a critical reflection amongst producers and users of scenarios and indicators is overdue—the capability for critical self-reflection is what distinguishes science from pseudo-science, and is a condition of trust. The authors of this book test established measurement and modeling approaches against new challenges, assess the weaknesses of prevailing innovation theories and the political-ideological embedment of archetypical scenarios, highlight deficits in taking the physical basics into account, and the need to understand global interaction and the stepwise process of energy transitions, point out technical as well as conceptual weaknesses in data collection, harmonization and indicator generation, always with a view to solving problems.

A Critical Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

A Critical Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Author: Mike Hulme
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2022-12-31
ISBN: 1316514277
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Critical Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Book Excerpt:

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has become a hugely influential institution. It is the authoritative voice on the science on climate change, and an exemplar of an intergovernmental science-policy interface. This book introduces the IPCC as an institution, covering its origins, history, processes, participants, products, and influence. Discussing its internal workings and operating principles, it shows how IPCC assessments are produced and how consensus is reached between scientific and policy experts from different institutions, countries, and social groups. A variety of practices and discourses - epistemic, diplomatic, procedural, communicative - that make the institution function are critically assessed, allowing the reader to learn from its successes and failures. This volume is the go-to reference for researchers studying or active within the IPCC, as well as invaluable for students concerned with global environmental problems and climate governance. This title is also available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.

Empirical Software Engineering Issues Critical Assessment and Future Directions

Empirical Software Engineering Issues  Critical Assessment and Future Directions
Author: Victor Basili,Dieter Rombach,Kurt Schneider,Barbara Kitchenham,Dietmar Pfahl,Richard Selby
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2007-06-11
ISBN: 3540713018
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empirical Software Engineering Issues Critical Assessment and Future Directions Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the International Dagstuhl-Seminar on Empirical Software Engineering, held in Dagstuhl Castle, Germany in June 2006. The 54 revised full papers in this state-of-the-art survey are organized in topical sections on the empirical paradigm, measurement and model building, technology transfer and education, as well as roadmapping.

Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience

Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience
Author: Scheg, Abigail G.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2015-01-31
ISBN: 1466674652
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience Book Excerpt:

In the past decade, traditional classroom teaching models have been transformed in order to better promote active learning and learner engagement. Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience seeks to capture the momentum of non-traditional teaching methods and provide a necessary resource for individuals who are interested in taking advantage of this pedagogical endeavor. Using narrative explanations and foundation materials provided by experienced instructors, this premier reference work presents the benefits and challenges of flipped methodology implementation in today’s classroom to educators and educational administrators across all disciplines and levels.

Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention

Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention
Author: Black, Ruth Claire
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-11-30
ISBN: 1522529993
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention Book Excerpt:

Student retention has become a difficult issue within higher education. As such, it is imperative to examine the causes, as well as provide educators with strategies to implement to improve retention rates. Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention is a pivotal reference source for the latest progressive research on a variety of current student success and attendance perpetuation issues. Featuring a broad range of coverage on a number of perspectives and topics, such as academic performance, counseling, and culture, this publication is geared towards practitioners, academicians, and researchers interested in understanding the difficulties with maintaining student retention.

Critical Assessment of Radon Removal Systems for Drinking Water Supplies

Critical Assessment of Radon Removal Systems for Drinking Water Supplies
Author: Joseph A. Drago
Publsiher: American Water Works Association
Total Pages: 388
Release: 1998
ISBN: 0898679532
Category: Water
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Israelism Arab Scholarship on Israel a Critical Assessment

Israelism  Arab Scholarship on Israel  a Critical Assessment
Author: Hassan Abdulmuhdi Barari
Publsiher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0863724477
Category: Israel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Critical Assessment of Research

The Critical Assessment of Research
Author: Alan Bailin,Ann Grafstein
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 121
Release: 2010-02-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Critical Assessment of Research Book Excerpt:

This book examines the following factors: Sponsorship of research, Control of the dissemination of research, Effects of dominant research paradigms, Financial interests of authors, publishers, and editors, and the Role of new technologies (for example, Web 2.0). Each of the factors is discussed in a factual manner, supported by many examples that illustrate not only the nature of the issues but also their complexity. Practical suggestions for the evaluation of information are an integral part of the text.

Russian Civil Society A Critical Assessment

Russian Civil Society  A Critical Assessment
Author: Alfred B. Evans,Laura A. Henry,Lisa Sundstrom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN: 1317460456
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Civil Society A Critical Assessment Book Excerpt:

A vibrant civil society - characterized by the independently organized activity of people as citizens, undirected by state authority - is an essential support for the development of freedom, democracy, and prosperity. Thus it has been one important indicator of the success of post-communist transitions. This volume undertakes a systematic analysis of the development of civil society in post-Soviet Russia. An introduction and two historical chapters provide background, followed by chapters that analyze the Russian context and consider the roles of the media, business, organized crime, the church, the village, and the Putin administration in shaping the terrain of public life. Eight case studies then illustrate the range and depth of actual citizen organizations in various national and local community settings, and a concluding chapter weighs the findings and distills comparisons and conclusions.

John Maynard Keynes Critical Assessment

John Maynard Keynes  Critical Assessment
Author: John Cunningham Wood
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780415114134
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Maynard Keynes Critical Assessment Book Excerpt:

Keynes is universally acknowledged as both the greatest and the most influential economist of the twentieth century. These volumes complement the project of the earlier volumes, making available 150 additional articles

Getting the Measure of Money A Critical Assessment of UK Monetary Indicators

Getting the Measure of Money  A Critical Assessment of UK Monetary Indicators
Author: Anthony J. Evans
Publsiher: London Publishing Partnership
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN: 0255367686
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting the Measure of Money A Critical Assessment of UK Monetary Indicators Book Excerpt:

How much money is circulating in the United Kingdom? The question sounds simple. In fact, it is notoriously difficult to answer, because what counts as money is not a straightforward matter. A variety of measures have been advanced, and they tell different stories about the changing supply of money in an economy. These differences are of more than merely academic interest, because measures of the money supply are inputs to the decisions of central banks. Wrong answers can lead to wrong actions, with potentially devastating economic effects. This book examines the measure of money and, in that light, the actions of the Bank of England in in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath. It is essential reading for anyone interested in money, measures of its quantity, and the relationship between the money supply and the economic cycle.

The Context of Social Psychology

The Context of Social Psychology
Author: Joachim Israel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 466
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contingent Valuation

Contingent Valuation
Author: J.A. Hausman
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN: 0444597700
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contingent Valuation Book Excerpt:

The papers in this volume present a quite critical assessment of contingent valuation (CV). CV is a survey method that attempts to estimate individual values for economic goods by asking people hypothetical questions about their willingness to pay for such goods. In economics, CV has previously been studied almost solely by economists specializing in environmental economics. This book, however, reports research which is mainly from economists with specialities in economic theory, econometrics, and public finance, rather than from the more narrowly focused research of environmental economists. In addition, the research of specialists in psychology, market research, and litigation is included.

A Critical Assessment of U S Participation in UNESCO

A Critical Assessment of U S  Participation in UNESCO
Author: U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 53
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Critical Assessment of U S Participation in UNESCO

A Critical Assessment of U S  Participation in UNESCO
Author: U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. Special Meeting
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 60
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Critical Assessment of Quantitative Methodology as a Policy Analysis Tool

A Critical Assessment of Quantitative Methodology as a Policy Analysis Tool
Author: Ralph E. Strauch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 444
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cost effectiveness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment

SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment
Author: James H. McMillan
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2012-11-02
ISBN: 1452262055
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SAGE Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment Book Excerpt:

The Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment provides scholars, professors, graduate students, and other researchers and policy makers in the organizations, agencies, testing companies, and school districts with a comprehensive source of research on all aspects of K-12 classroom assessment. The handbook emphasizes theory, conceptual frameworks, and all varieties of research (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods) to provide an in-depth understanding of the knowledge base in each area of classroom assessment and how to conduct inquiry in the area. It presents classroom assessment research to convey, in depth, the state of knowledge and understanding that is represented by the research, with particular emphasis on how classroom assessment practices affect student achieventment and teacher behavior. Editor James H. McMillan and five Associate Editors bring the best thinking and analysis from leading classroom assessment researchers on the nature of the research, making significant contributions to this prominent and hotly debated topic in education.

Exposure and Risk Assessment of Pesticide Use in Agriculture

Exposure and Risk Assessment of Pesticide Use in Agriculture
Author: Claudio Colosio,Aristidis M. Tsatsakis,Stefan Mandic-Rajcevic,Athanasios Alegakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2020-11-27
ISBN: 0128125624
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exposure and Risk Assessment of Pesticide Use in Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Exposure and Risk Assessment of Pesticide Use in Agriculture: Approaches, Tools and Advances offers an overview of the different methods available in toxicology for pesticide exposure and risk assessment, ranging from the regulatory field, to in-field research studies. The book provides technical background on each method, describing known and grounded tools, new uses of tools and development prospects. This book is ideal for researchers in pesticide toxicology, exposure toxicology, toxicologic risk assessment, occupational hygiene and medicine, and pesticide toxicology as well as occupational health and industrial hygiene practitioners, regulatory experts of corporate and public bodies, and advanced students. Covers pesticide exposure and risk assessment, ranging from fundamentals to advanced theory Explains methods that are useful for both experts and non-experts Details the use of each method for exposure and risk assessment, also including links to additional resources and further reading

A Critical Assessment of the Potential of Agroforestry to Improve Subsistence Farming in the Arid Semi arid Lands of the Tropics

A Critical Assessment of the Potential of Agroforestry to Improve Subsistence Farming in the Arid   Semi arid Lands of the Tropics
Author: Martine Kalma
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agroforestry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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