Cause and Correlation in Biology

A User's Guide to Path Analysis, Structural Equations and Causal Inference with R

Author: Bill Shipley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107442591

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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A complete user's guide to structural equations explaining the underlying principals and practical implementation of these methods.
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Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling

Author: Rick H. Hoyle

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606230778

Category: Social Science

Page: 740

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"This handbook offers comprehensive coverage of structural equation modeling (SEM), beginning with background issues, continuing through statistical underpinnings and steps in implementation, then moving into basic and advanced applications of SEM. In a single volume, it offers virtually complete coverage of SEM and its use"--
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Structural Equation Modeling

Applications in Ecological and Evolutionary Biology

Author: Bruce H. Pugesek,Adrian Tomer,Alexander von Eye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139435390

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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Structural equation modelling (SEM) is a technique that is used to estimate, analyse and test models that specify relationships among variables. The ability to conduct such analyses is essential for many problems in ecology and evolutionary biology. This book begins by explaining the theory behind the statistical methodology, including chapters on conceptual issues, the implementation of an SEM study and the history of the development of SEM. The second section provides examples of analyses on biological data including multi-group models, means models, P-technique and time-series. The final section of the book deals with computer applications and contrasts three popular SEM software packages. Aimed specifically at biological researchers and graduate students, this book will serve as valuable resource for both learning and teaching the SEM methodology. Moreover, data sets and programs that are presented in the book can also be downloaded from a website to assist the learning process.
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Cause and Correlation in Biology

A User's Guide to Path Analysis, Structural Equations and Causal Inference

Author: Bill Shipley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521529211

Category: Mathematics

Page: 317

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Explores the relationship between correlation and causation using a series of novel statistical methods.
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Making Minds

How Theory of Mind Develops

Author: Professor Henry M. Wellman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199334935

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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Developmental psychologists coined the term "theory of mind" to describe how we understand our shifting mental states in daily life. Over the past twenty years researchers have provided rich, provocative data showing that from an early age, children develop a sophisticated and consistent "theory of mind" by attributing their desires, beliefs, and emotions to themselves and to others. Remarkably, infants barely a few months old are able to attend closely to other humans; two-year-olds can articulate the desires and feelings of others and comfort those in distress; and three- and four-year-olds can talk about thoughts abstractly and engage in lies and trickery. This book provides a deeper examination of how "theory of mind" develops. Building on his pioneering research in The Child's Theory of Mind (1990), Henry M. Wellman reports on all that we have learned in the past twenty years with chapters on evolution and the brain bases of theory of mind, and updated explanations of theory theory and later theoretical developments, including how children conceive of extraordinary minds such as those belonging to superheroes or supernatural beings. Engaging and accessibly written, Wellman's work will appeal especially to scholars and students working in psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and social cognition.
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Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats

Author: Thomas H. Kunz,Stuart Parsons

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 920

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Fully illustrated and featuring contributions from the world’s leading experts in bat biology, this reference contains everything bat researchers and natural resource managers need to know for the study and conservation of this wide-ranging, ecologically vital, and diverse taxon.
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Biological sciences. Series B

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biology

Page: N.A

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Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists.
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