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- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
An exploration of the statistical foundations of scientific inference, The Nature of Scientific Evidence asks what constitutes scientific evidence and whether scientific evidence can be quantified statistically. Mark Taper, Subhash Lele, and an esteemed group of contributors explore the relationships among hypotheses, models, data, and inference... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought." *Los Angeles Times "POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing." *The Washington Post Book World How can we make intelligent decisions... more...
- Templeton Press 2011; US$ 14.99
From time to time, the diligent science student huddled over dense volumes of research findings and highly technical data will stumble upon a truly rare treasure: the author?s answer to the question of, ?Why?? Why did the authors of these volumes commit themselves so ardently to life in the laboratory? What was it that motivated them to keep their... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 24.95
At once accessible and sophisticated, this primer introduces a set of specific principles and procedures designed to promote a deeper understanding of the nuances of human experience and reflection. The empirical, qualitative approach outlined in this book, which has been refined over the past thirty years at the University of Tennessee, uses... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 56.00
This second, completely revised edition provides approximately 300 links to sources on the Internet, most of which are free. Of these links, about 200 are described in detail, divided in the individual subjects of the Dewey decimal classification system. Subject gateways ? mainly in German and English ? are listed, along with lexica, bibliographies... more...
- Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 34.95
Duoethnography is a collaborative research methodology in which two or more researchers juxtapose their life histories in order to provide multiple understandings of a social phenomenon. Using their own biographies as sites of research and creating dialogic narratives, they provide multiple perspectives of this phenomenon for the reader, inviting... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00
Scientific communication depends primarily on publishing in journals. The most important indicator to determine the influence of a journal is the Impact Factor. Since this factor only measures the average number of citations per article in a certain time window, it can be argued that it does not reflect the actual value of a periodical. This book defines... more...
- Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 36.95
The plenary volume from the Seventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (2011) examines the politics of advocacy and the context in which scholars are encouraged to pursue social justice agendas, be human rights advocates, and do work that honors the core values of human dignity and freedom from fear and violence. Contributions from many... more...
- Scientific American 2012; US$ 3.99
As the old adage goes, where there?s smoke, there?s fire. Where there is effect, there must be cause. The planet Neptune was found in 1846 because the mathematics of Newton's laws, when applied to the orbit of Uranus, said some massive body had to be there. Astronomers eventually found it, using the best telescopes available to peer into the sky.... more...