The Essential Guide to Effect Sizes

Statistical Power, Meta-Analysis, and the Interpretation of Research Results

Author: Paul D. Ellis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521142466

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 173

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A jargon-free introduction for students and researchers looking to interpret the practical significance of their results.
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The Essential Guide to N-of-1 Trials in Health

Author: Jane Nikles,Geoffrey Mitchell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401772002

Category: Medical

Page: 245

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N-of-1 trials, a type of individualized randomized controlled trial, are relevant to almost every discipline in medicine and psychology. They can tell the clinician with precision whether a treatment works in that individual, which distinguishes from the information available from most other trial designs. They have the potential to revolutionize the way clinical medicine is practiced. Whether you are a busy clinician, a researcher or a student, this book provides everything you need to know about N-of-1 trials. Written and edited by some of the world’s leading experts on N-of-1 trials, the book presents state of the art knowledge about N-of-1 trials, with chapters on ethics, statistics, health economics, design, analysis and reporting, and more. Full of examples and well illustrated, it is a comprehensive compendium of issues surrounding the design, conduct, interpretation and implementation of N-of-1 trials in a health system.
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The Essential Guide to Psychoactive Drugs in Canada, Second Edition

A Resource for Counselling Professionals

Author: Rick Csiernik

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1773381601

Category: Medical

Page: 419

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The second edition of the formerly titled Just Say Know: A Counsellor’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs, this indispensable counselling resource provides a practical understanding of psychoactive drug pharmacology and physiology. Rick Csiernik unpacks the risks and therapeutic applications of the most commonly used and misused drug families, including depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and psychotherapeutics. This new edition features a wide range of updated research and content addressing the recent rise of opioid, fentanyl, cannabis, novel psychoactive substances, and antipsychotic medication use, as well as the impacts of drug use on sleep and mental health. Two new appendixes are featured summarizing the effects of drugs on pregnancy and interactions drugs may have with certain brain chemicals. The Essential Guide to Psychoactive Drugs in Canada is the perfect addition to any addiction or mental health-related course. User-friendly and highly readable, this resource serves as a guide for service providers to deliver evidence-based care. This text is crucial for counsellors, therapists, instructors, and students looking to acquire an in-depth practical understanding of drug use, medication, and addiction in disciplines such as social work, sociology, pharmacology, health studies, nursing, psychology, and addiction studies.
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The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice

200+ strategies for outstanding teaching and learning

Author: Andrew Redfern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317627520

Category: Education

Page: 212

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The Essential Guide to Classroom Practice has been written with two questions in mind. These are the questions that are most important to all practitioners who seek to improve the quality of learning in their classrooms – what strategies work? and, how do we implement them? Covering all the areas that are key to effective teaching and learning, this text consists of over 200 practical strategies that secondary teachers can adopt and apply within their classroom. These strategies range from simple tools to improve the quality of questioning, to principles that can shape the whole approach to learning. Key topics covered include: The five-part lesson plan Developing thinking skills How to engage learners Encouraging collaborative learning Challenging and supporting Feedback and assessment A key feature of this book is the handy collection of ‘Top 10s’ that appear in each chapter, such as 10 ways to use data in the classroom and 10 ways to streamline your marking. The book clearly explains the benefit of each approach described and offers additional guidance on using websites and digital tools effectively in the classroom. Packed full of ideas, the book offers a one stop shop for busy teachers.
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The Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures

Author: E. J. Mayeaux

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781773904

Category: Medical

Page: 986

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Featuring over 1,300 full-color illustrations, this atlas is a comprehensive, hands-on guide to more than 100 medical procedures most commonly performed in an office setting. The book presents step-by-step instructions and illustrations for each procedure and discusses strategies for avoiding common pitfalls. Each chapter includes ordering information for necessary equipment or supplies, CPT codes, ICD-9 codes, global periods, and average U.S. fees for each procedure. Some chapters also refer the practitioner to patient education handouts that will appear online. Appendices include illustrated sections on commonly used instruments and materials. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, over 100 patient education handouts, and videos of ten common procedures.
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Methods in Comparative Plant Population Ecology

Author: David Gibson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651230

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The field of plant population ecology has advanced considerably in the last decade since the first edition was published. In particular there have been substantial and ongoing advances in statistics and modelling applications in population ecology, as well as an explosion of new techniques reflecting the availability of new technologies (e.g. affordable and accurate Global Positioning Systems) and advances in molecular biology. This new edition has been updated and revised with more recent examples replacing older ones where appropriate. The book's trademark question-driven approach has been maintained and some important topics such as the metapopulation concept which are missing entirely from the current edition are now included throughout the text.
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The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

Beyond Tomorrow

Author: Mary Jordan,Judy Carole Kauffmann

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 085700669X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 176

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The period following the death of a loved one can be a time of great turmoil. This sensitive book acts as a supportive road map through the initial period of loss, and through the weeks and months that follow. The authors address not only the emotional and spiritual aspects of bereavement, but also important and often overlooked practical considerations such as dealing with wills and other paperwork, disposing of personal possessions, making arrangements for funerals and memorial services, coping with the anniversaries of a death and resolving family conflict. Drawing on many real examples, they offer compassionate, realistic advice on dealing with guilt and other negative emotions, as well as helpful guidance on how and when to break the news of a death to others, including to children, people with learning disabilities and people with dementia. This will be an invaluable guide for anyone who has experienced, or who is facing, a bereavement. It will also be of interest to professionals involved in supporting those who are bereaved, both as a source of helpful information and as a resource to recommend to clients.
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Statistical Applications for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Author: K. Paul Nesselroade, Jr,Laurence G. Grimm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119355397

Category: Social Science

Page: 960

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An updated edition of a classic text on applying statistical analyses to the social sciences, with reviews, new chapters, an expanded set of post-hoc analyses, and information on computing in Excel and SPSS Now in its second edition,Statistical Applications for the Behavioral and Social Sciences has been revised and updated and continues to offer an essential guide to the conceptual foundations of statistical analyses (particularly inferential statistics), placing an emphasis on connecting statistical tools with appropriate research contexts. Designed to be accessible, the text contains an applications-oriented, step-by-step presentation of the statistical theories and formulas most often used by the social sciences. The revised text also includes an entire chapter on the basic concepts in research, presenting an overall context for all the book's statistical theories and formulas. The authors cover descriptive statistics and z scores, the theoretical underpinnings of inferential statistics, z and t tests, power analysis, one/two-way and repeated-measures ANOVA, linear correlation and regression, as well as chi-square and other nonparametric tests. The second edition also includes a new chapter on basic probability theory. This important resource: Contains information regarding the use of statistical software packages; both Excel and SPSS Offers four strategically positioned and accumulating reviews, each containing a set of research-oriented diagnostic questions designed to help students determine which tests are applicable to which research scenarios Incorporates additional statistical information on follow-up analyses such as post-hoc tests and effect sizes Includes a series of sidebar discussions dispersed throughout the text that address, among other topics, the recent and growing controversy regarding the failed reproducibility of published findings in the social sciences Puts renewed emphasis on presentation of data and findings using the APA format Includes supplementary material consisting of a set of "kick-start" quizzes designed to get students quickly back up to speed at the start of an instructional period, and a complete set of ready-to-use PowerPoint slides for in-class use Written for students in areas such as psychology, sociology, criminology, political science, public health, and others, Statistical Applications for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Second Edition continues to provide the information needed to understand the foundations of statistical analyses as relevant to the behavioral and social sciences.
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Blender Foundations

The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 2.5

Author: Roland Hess

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136130373

Category: Art

Page: 416

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Blender Foundations is the definitive resource for getting started with 3D art in Blender, one of the most popular 3D/Animation tools on the market . With the expert insight and experience of Roland Hess, noted Blender expert and author, animators and artists will learn the basics starting with the revised 2.6 interface, modeling tools, sculpting, lighting and materials through rendering, compositing and video editing. Some of the new features covered include the completely re-thought interface, the character animation and keying system, and the smoke simulator. More than just a tutorial guide, "Blender Foundations" covers the philosophy behind this ingenious software that so many 3D artists are turning to today. Start working today with Blender with the accompanying web site which includes all of the projects and support files alongside videos, step-by-step screenshots of the trickier tutorials, as well as a direct links to official resources like the Blender download site and artist forums.
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