Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science

Author: Robert Stimson
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9780857932976
Release Date: 2014-07-31
Genre: Social Science

The chapters in this book provide coverage of the theoretical underpinnings and methodologies that typify research using a Spatially Integrated Social Science (SISS) approach. This insightful Handbook is intended chiefly as a primer for students and bu

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Political Science

Author: Hans Keman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781784710828
Release Date: 2016-12-30
Genre: Political Science

This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art research methods and applications currently in use in political science. It combines theory and methodology (qualitative and quantitative), and offers insights into the major approaches and their roots in the philosophy of scientific knowledge. Including a comprehensive discussion of the relevance of a host of digital data sources, plus the dos and don’ts of data collection in general, the book also explains how to use diverse research tools and highlights when and how to apply these techniques.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Social Capital

Author: Yaojun Li
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9780857935854
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Genre: Social Science

Social capital is fundamentally concerned with resources in social relations. This Handbook brings together leading scholars from around the world to address important questions on the determinants, manifestations and consequences of social capital. Vario

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics

Author: The Late Frederic S. Lee
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782548461
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Despite the important methodological critiques of the mainstream offered by heterodox economics, the dominant research method taught in heterodox programmes remains econometrics. This compelling Handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to a range of alternative research methods, invaluable for analysing the data prominent in heterodox studies. Providing a solid basis for a mixed methods approach to economic investigations, the expertly crafted contributions are split into three distinct sections: philosophical foundation and research strategy, research methods and data collection, and applications. Introductions to a host of invaluable methods such as survey, historical, ethnographic, experimental and mixed approaches, together with factor, cluster, complex and social network analytics, are complemented by descriptions of applications in practice. Practical and expansive, this Handbook is highly pertinent for students and scholars of economics, particularly those dedicated to heterodox approaches, as it provides a solid reference for mixed methods not available in mainstream economics research methods courses.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Transport Economics and Policy

Author: Chris Nash
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9780857937933
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Transport economics and policy analysis is a field which has seen major advances in methodology in recent decades, covering issues such as estimating cost functions, modelling of demand, dealing with externalities, examining industry ownership and structure, pricing and investment decisions and measuring economic impacts. This Handbook contains reviews of all these methods, with an emphasis on practical applications, commissioned from an international cast of experts in the field.

Handbook of Research methods and Applications in Environmental Studies

Author: Matthias Ruth,
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781783474646
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Genre: Political Science

This Handbook presents methods to advance the understanding of interdependencies between the well-being of human societies and the performance of their biophysical environment. It showcases applications to material and energy use; urbanization and tech

Handbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia

Author: Khalil, Ismail
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781591408680
Release Date: 2006-05-31
Genre: Reference

"This handbook provides insight into the field of mobile multimedia and associated applications and services"--Provided by publisher.

The New Walford

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: New Walford's Guide to Referen
ISBN: 1856044955
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

First published in 1959, Walford''s guide to reference material achieved international recognition as a leading bibliographic tool across all subject areas. But, in the 1990s, the web transformed the information universe; and so we have now transformed Walford. The New Walford (TNW) Volume 1: Science, Technology and Medicine is the first volume of a radically different guide. Published over 3 years, TNW will form the most substantial work of its kind in the English language. This book provides a pathway through the huge quantity of information now accessible via the web. The types of material cited have been greatly widened to reflect the revolution brought about by the use of networked information; but we have made sure that print resources are not ignored where these are still valuable. If you are approaching a subject for the first time, TNW will get you on your way, guiding you to the best starting points for your query. For the information professional, TNW''s new way of categorizing resources reflects the fundamental changes that have taken place in the scientific, business, political and social information landscapes. Who is it for This new reference book will be valuable for professionals worldwide who need to suggest resources to people who are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances of a topic and who need to know where to start. The focus is on resources that are most likely to be found and used within public, government, education or business information services. If you are an LIS professional responsible for developing and revising a reference collection, new to reference work, staffing an enquiry desk, a research worker or student, you''ll welcome publication of this new work - it''s your paper portal to the world of reference resources. Subject coverage mathematics physics & astronomy earth sciences chemistry biological sciences agriculture, forestry, fisheries & food pre-clinical sciences; clinical medicine health natural resources & energy engineering information & communication technology. Subject fields include astrophysics & cosmology biodiversity & conservation genetics, genomics & bioinformatics infectious diseases information system security meteorology & climatology microengineering & nanotechnology palaeontology soil science sports & exercise medicine. Editor-in-Chief Dr Ray Lester held posts in Unilever and a number of university libraries before becoming Director of Information Services at the London Business School and then the Head of Library and Information Services at The Natural History Museum. Subject specialists Catherine Carr, Cranfield University Jim Corlett, Nottingham Trent University Joanne Dunham, University of Leicester Helen Hathaway, University of Reading Dr Jonathan Jeffery, Leiden University Gareth Johnson, University of York Nazma Masud, Royal Society of Chemistry Roger Mills, University of Oxford Lorna Mitchell, Queen Mary, University of London Dr David Newton, The British Library Linda Norbury, University of Birmingham Bob Parry, University of Reading Alison Sutton, University of Reading Elizabeth Tilley, University of Cambridge Dr Barry White, University of Manchester Fenella Whittaker, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 010

Human Computer Interaction Handbook

Author: Julie A. Jacko
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439829448
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Winner of a 2013 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award The third edition of a groundbreaking reference, The Human–Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications raises the bar for handbooks in this field. It is the largest, most complete compilation of HCI theories, principles, advances, case studies, and more that exist within a single volume. The book captures the current and emerging sub-disciplines within HCI related to research, development, and practice that continue to advance at an astonishing rate. It features cutting-edge advances to the scientific knowledge base as well as visionary perspectives and developments that fundamentally transform the way in which researchers and practitioners view the discipline. New and Expanded Topics in the Third Edition: HCI and global sustainability HCI in health care Social networks and social media Enterprise social computing Role of HCI in e-Government Role of creativity and cognition in HCI Naturalistic approach to evaluation, persuasion, and globalization The chapter authors include experts from academia, industry, and government agencies from across the globe — all among the very best and most respected in their fields. The more than 80 tables, 400 figures, nearly 7,000 references, and four-page color insert combine to provide the single most comprehensive depiction of this field. Broad in scope, the book pays equal attention to the human side, the computer side, and the interaction of the two. This balanced, application-focused design coverage makes the book not only an excellent research guide but also an authoritative handbook for the practice of HCI and for education and training in HCI.

Practical Applications of Fuzzy Technologies

Author: Hans-Jürgen Zimmermann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792386280
Release Date: 1999-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Covers applications of fuzzy technology, in sections on engineering and natural sciences, medicine, management, and behavioral, cognitive, and social sciences, with a final section on tools. Specific subjects include fuzzy control in the process industry, ecological modeling and data analysis, fuzzy logic and possibility theory in biomedical engineering, fuzzy sets methodologies in actuarial science, fuzzy set theory and applications in psychology, fuzzy sets in human factors and ergonomics, and software methodology and design tools. Further topics include strategic planning, image processing in medicine, and fuzzy and crisp approaches to production planning and scheduling.

Entrepreneurial Universities

Author: Basilius Eberle
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640645039
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensführung, Management, Organisation, Note: 2,0, Universität Augsburg (Lst. f. Organisation und Unternehmensfürung Prof. Lehmann), Veranstaltung: Proseminar, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Universitäten als Bildungseinrichtungen müssen sich den Herausforderungen, die ein verändertes Arbeitsumfeld, nicht zuletzt durch die Globalisierung und Dynamisie-rung der Märkte an sie stellt. Dadurch entsteht vermehrt der Druck, Studenten auf eine Lebenswirklichkeit vorzubereiten, die von zunehmender Unsicherheit und Komplexität geprägt ist (Gibb und Hannon, 2006, S. 5). Dazu gehören regelmäßige Stellenwechsel ebenso wie globale Mobilität und die Fähigkeit, sich auf fremde Kulturen einzulassen (Goshal und Gratton, 2002). In diesem Szenario kann der Universitätsabschluss nicht mehr als Garantie für eine lebenslange Anstellung angesehen werden als vielmehr als Eintrittskarte in die Arbeitswelt. Ebenso ist der Wandel unserer Gesellschaft zu einer Wissensgesellschaft nicht mehr aufzuhalten. Besonders rohstoffarme Länder wie Deutschland tun daher gut daran, den Produktionsfaktor Wissen zu fördern und seine Anwendung in Innovationen zu unter-stützen. Einen großen Beitrag zur Verbreitung des Produktionsfaktors Wissen stellen dabei die Universitäten dar. Das Problem der Universitäten ist aber, dass sie zwar sehr viel Wissen generieren und für die Gesellschaft bereitstellen, der Transfer hin zur Wirt-schaft und damit zu einer Anwendung unterbleibt aber oftmals. Um es zugespitzt zu formulieren wäre das eine Verschwendung von Steuergeldern, bei der nichts als Grund-lagenforschung herauskommt (Flueglistaller, 2004, S. 22). Doch die Universitäten haben auf den Ruf nach mehr Anwendungsbezug und Wissens-transfer reagiert: Sie sind unternehmerischer geworden (Mowery et al., 2004, Siegel, 2006). Spätestens seit dem sog. Bah-Doyle Act aus dem Jahr 1980 werden Universitä-ten vermehrt dazu angespornt, ihre Forschungsergebnisse zu vermarkten. Daher haben die Universitäten seit den 80er Jahren ihre unternehmerischen Aktivitäten auf vielen Feldern erweitert: Das Patent- und Lizenzwesen, die Schaffung von soge-nannten incubators und science-parks, sowie die Einrichtung von Transferstellen, um den Universitäten den Transfer des geschaffenen Wissens hin zu kommerzialisierbaren Produkten oder Dienstleistungen zu erleichtern. Die Hauptfrage, mit der sich diese Arbeit beschäftigt ist, ob eine Kultur des Entrepreneurships, wie sie beispielsweise an der TUM München propagiert wird wirklich zu einem verbesserten Technologietransfer von der Universität hin zur Wirtschaft führt und wie sich dieser Wissenstransfer messen lässt.

Nachhaltigkeits konomik

Author: Peter Bartelmus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658031312
Release Date: 2014-06-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Das Buch führt ein in das zunehmend wichtige Feld ​der ökonomischen Nachhaltigkeit und verbindet verschiedene Disziplinen: Umweltwissenschaft, Umweltökonomie und Wirtschaftsökonomie sowie Wachstumstheorien. Da Nachhaltigkeit verschiedene Lesarten hat, verfolgt der Autor zwei Intentionen: eine Systematik in Maßnahmen, Modelle und Management der Nachhaltigkeit zu bringen sowie den Zugang zu diesem komplexen, interdisziplinären Thema zu erleichtern. Das Buch schließt eine Lücke zwischen den Disziplinen und wird damit zum wichtigsten Ratgeber derzeit, um die aktuellen Konzepte zu verstehen und anzuwenden. Als Lehrbuch konzipiert, ist es auch für gesellschaftlich Interessierte geschrieben. Zahlreiche, eigen erstellte Illustrationen visualisieren die Ausführungen.