By Jana Horáková (auth.), David Obdržálek, Achim Gottscheber (eds.)
This publication constitutes the court cases of the foreign convention on study and schooling in Robotics, EUROBOT 2011, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in June 2011. The 28 revised complete papers offered have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from quite a few submissions. The papers current present simple study resembling robotic keep watch over and behavior, functions of self sufficient clever robots, and belief, processing and motion; in addition to educationally orientated papers addressing matters like robotics in school and at collage, functional academic robotics actions, practices in academic robotic layout, and destiny pedagogical activities.
By J. Michael Spector, M. David Merrill, Jeroen van Merrienboer, Marcy P. Driscoll
Backed by means of the organization of academic verbal exchange and know-how (AECT), the 3rd version of this groundbreaking instruction manual keeps the undertaking of its predecessors: to supply updated summaries and syntheses of contemporary examine pertinent to the academic makes use of of knowledge and verbal exchange applied sciences. as well as updating, this new version has been increased from 41 to fifty-six chapters equipped into the subsequent six sections: foundations, concepts, applied sciences, versions, layout and improvement, and methodological concerns. in keeping with suggestions from clients of the second one variation, the subsequent alterations were equipped into this version. extra finished – topical assurance has been extended from forty-one to fifty-six chapters and contains many extra chapters on expertise than in past variations. Restructured Chapters – this variation beneficial properties shorter chapters with introductory abstracts, key-phrase definitions, and prolonged bibliographies. extra overseas – greater than 20% of the contributing authors and one of many quantity editors are non-American. Theoretical concentration – Part 1. offers elevated, cross-disciplinary theoretical insurance. Methodological concentration – a longer methodological bankruptcy starts with a complete evaluate of analysis equipment by way of long, individually authored sections dedicated to particular tools. learn and improvement concentration – one other prolonged bankruptcy with long, individually authored sections covers academic expertise examine and improvement in numerous parts of research, e.g., experimental ways to confirm the effectiveness of tutorial designs, technology-based educational interventions in learn, study on educational layout versions, and design-based examine equipment. This instruction manual is meant for graduate scholars and their professors, educational designers and researchers in academic verbal exchange and expertise plus the libraries that serve them.
By Edited by J.D. Hunley
By Seymour Sudman
Though many researchers operating with survey study tools are conscious that robust sampling concepts can be found, it seems that they steer clear of them simply because they think those strategies are too tough or too expensive to exploit. as a substitute, careless advert hoc approaches are frequently applied, now and then with disastrous effects. utilized SAMPLING represents an important departure from the various solid books on sampling which think refined statistical wisdom or wide assets. the amount, which abounds in useful examples of the type that researchers most often stumble upon of their paintings, is meant for the very huge majority of survey clients who've basically restricted statistical backgrounds and assets yet who desire to maximize the usefulness of the information they receive. the writer conscientiously outlines a huge array of quite basic systems which are less pricey than, and fairly equivalent to, the main unique equipment now in present use.
APPLIED SAMPLING could be a useful sensible asset to all clients of survey study equipment - sociologists, marketplace researchers, academic researchers, application evaluators, and scholars of those topics.
By Carol Aubrey, Tricia David, Ray Godfrey, Linda Thompson
Provision of schooling for kids below 5 has lately develop into a political challenge. while, this quite small box has been attracting elevated study consciousness, with many early years practitioners looking routes to preliminary and better levels. This booklet deals crucial assistance for researchers and beginners to the sphere, outlining possibilities in study in addition to helpful, delicate and acceptable equipment for studying early life schooling.
By Neil J. Smelser
"This quantity is a unique contribution to utilized social technological know-how and the fabricated from an extended collaboration among a longtime, interdisciplinary sociologist and a winning banking government. jointly, Neil Smelser and John Reed use an easy method of offering major social technology wisdom and point out its relevance and applicability to decision-making, problem-solving and policy-making. one of the components offered are space-and-time coordinates of social lifestyles; cognition and bias; staff and community results; the position of sanctions; organizational dynamics; and macro-changes linked to financial improvement. ultimately, the authors examine the massive photograph of why society at huge calls for and desires social-science wisdom, and the way the academy really offers suitable knowledge."-- Read more...
By Geert-Jan van Houtum, Bram Kranenburg
This e-book makes a speciality of the tactical making plans point for spare components administration. It describes a chain of multi-item stock versions and provides specified and heuristic optimization equipment, together with grasping heuristics that paintings good for actual, life-sized difficulties. The meant viewers involves graduate scholars, beginning students within the box of spare elements stock regulate, and spare components making plans experts within the industry.
In person chapters the authors give some thought to subject matters together with: a uncomplicated single-location version; single-location types with a number of laptop varieties and/or desktop teams; the multi-location version with lateral transshipments; the classical METRIC version and its generalization to multi-indenture structures; and a single-location version with an specific modeling of the fix means for failed elements and the priorities that you will set there.
Various chapters of the booklet are utilized in a grasp path at Eindhoven college of know-how and in a PhD process the Graduate software Operations administration and Logistics (a Dutch community that organizes PhD classes within the box of OM&L). the necessary pre-knowledge contains chance concept and easy wisdom of Markov methods and queuing idea. End-of-chapter difficulties look for all chapters, with a few solutions showing in an appendix.
By Mary T. Phillips
This quantity grew out of a undertaking to behavior a survey of the medical literature of the us for goods addressing the e. thical and humane problems with animal experimentation. the unique objective of the survey used to be to supply packground info for the advance of a collection of consultant traces for using animals in learn then in instruction via the hot York Academy of Sciences' advert Hoc Committee on Animal study. ! We quickly learned, even if, that the survey constituted a priceless source in its personal correct. during this booklet we current the result of the literature survey besides correct information regarding its legislative and ancient con textual content. we are hoping that this fabric should be worthy to biomedical researchers grappling with animal welfare difficulties in addition to to social scientists drawn to tracing the evolution of the 20th-century section of the animal learn controversy. The time span coated through the survey used to be chosen to check the 20-year interval among the passage of the 1st federal Animal Welfare Act in 1966 and the newest laws regulating animal learn, which took impact in the course of 1986. Our research examines this transitional interval in the course of the pages of the medical literature. in the course of those 2 many years, animal re seek within the usa was once reworked. Activist animal defense enterprises catapulted frustrating moral inquiries to nationwide promenade inence, throwing the clinical community2 into turmoil.
By International Atomic Energy Agency
By Rainer Schwenkert, Yvonne Stry