Usable Theory

Author: Dietrich Rueschemeyer
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691129584
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The project of twentieth-century sociology and political science--to create predictive scientific theory--resulted in few full-scale theories that can be taken off the shelf and successfully applied to empirical puzzles. Yet focused "theory frames" that formulate problems and point to relevant causal factors and conditions have produced vibrant, insightful, and analytically oriented empirical research. While theory frames alone cannot offer explanation or prediction, they guide empirical theory formation and give direction to inferences from empirical evidence. They are also responsible for much of the progress in the social sciences. In Usable Theory, distinguished sociologist Dietrich Rueschemeyer shows graduate students and researchers how to construct theory frames and use them to develop valid empirical hypotheses in the course of empirical social and political research. Combining new ideas as well as analytic tools derived from classic and recent theoretical traditions, the book enlarges the rationalist model of action by focusing on knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions, and it discusses larger social formations that shape elementary forms of action. Throughout, Usable Theory seeks to mobilize the implicit theoretical social knowledge used in everyday life. Offers tools for theory building in social and political research Complements the rationalist model of action with discussions of knowledge, norms, preferences, and emotions Relates theoretical ideas to problems of methodology Situates elementary forms of action in relation to larger formations Combines new ideas with themes from classic and more recent theories

Challenge To Nonviolence

Author: Michael Randle
Editor: University of Bradford
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Designing Usable Texts

Author: Thomas M. Duffy
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483217663
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Designing Usable Texts covers the analysis of textual communication processes in the real world of publishing systems and work sites. The book presents topics on designing and understanding of written texts; authoring, editing, and the production process; and training authors of informative documents. The text also describes the policies and processes of editing; lessons in text design from an instructional design perspective; and graphics and design alternatives such as studying strategies and their implications for textbook design. The identification of information requirements such as understanding readers and their uses of texts, modeling users and their use of technical manuals, is also considered. Psychologists and people involved in communication design, document design, information mapping, and educational technology will find the book invaluable.

Capital Theory And The Distribution Of Income

Author: C. J. Bliss
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The problem of capital, Production without capital; Equilibrium, prices and time; Semi-stationary growth; Marginal products and capital; The Cambridge model; ...

Trust Management In Mobile Environments Autonomic And Usable Models

Author: Yan, Zheng
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466647663
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"This book explores current advances in digital and mobile computing technologies from the user perspective, evaluating trust models and autonomic trust management covering the recent history of trust in digital environments to prospective future developments"--Provided by publisher.

Usable Social Science

Author: Neil J. Smelser
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273567
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"Usable Social Science represents a remarkable collaboration between Neil J. Smelser, one of America's most distinguished sociologists, and John Reed, a highly successful member of corporate America. Together, they accomplish an even more remarkable feat of making accumulated social science knowledge accessible to non-academics while, at the same time, making an academic contribution to the social sciences by reviewing the history, accumulated findings, and conceptual approaches in key areas of specialization in sociology and elsewhere in the social sciences."--Jonathan H. Turner, University Professor & Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Riverside. "This book is an ambitious project to provide the public with a review of the available and practicable knowledge for decision-making people (and who is not that today?) that the social sciences have produced over the last 250 years or so. Typically, such efforts are bound to fail. But this project is a full success, keeping its promise to present knowledge in an understandable and exciting way. The language is charming and the elegant prose is the product of a fluent, transparent style. In short: a must read!"--Hans-Peter Mueller, Professor of sociology, Humboldt-University Berlin.

The American Economic Review

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Open Quantum Physics And Environmental Heat Conversion Into Usable Energy

Author: Eliade Stefanescu
Editor: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1681084198
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The second volume of this book series presents a foundation for describing electron-field interactions, the basic elements involved in open quantum theory, the dissipative couplings of the active elements, the quantum injection dot electrons and coherent electromagnetic fields produced by crystal lattice vibrations. A microscopic description of the systems of interest is used to explain a number of structural models that describe electron arrangement and mechanics in such systems. The explanation of these models depends on a number of numerical parameters and calculations which have been explicitly discussed in detail. Readers will gain a better understanding of open quantum systems and energy conversion in semiconductor devices. Theoretical calculations presented in this book can also be compared with experimental data from prior experiments. The volume is also supplemented by an adequate bibliography which provides useful references. This book is a handy text on advanced quantum theory for advanced physics and electronics students and researchers.

Short Term Prediction Of F2 Layer Maximum Usable Frequencies From Local Magnetic Activity

Author: R. M. Davis
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The Usable Past

Author: Keith S. Brown
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739103845
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In this volume, scholars of history, archaeology and anthropology explore the located and contextual nature of historical narratives, analysing contested historical rituals, building style, and traditions, .

On Creating A Usable Culture

Author: Maureen A. Molloy
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824863771
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Margaret Mead’s career took off in 1928 with the publication of Coming of Age in Samoa. Within ten years, she was the best-known academic in the United States, a role she enjoyed all of her life. In On Creating a Usable Culture, Maureen Molloy explores how Mead was influenced by, and influenced, the meanings of American culture and secured for herself a unique and enduring place in the American popular imagination. She considers this in relation to Mead’s four popular ethnographies written between the wars (Coming of Age in Samoa, Growing Up in New Guinea, The Changing Culture of an Indian Tribe, and Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies) and the academic, middle-brow, and popular responses to them. Molloy argues that Mead was heavily influenced by the debates concerning the forging of a distinctive American culture that began around 1911 with the publication of George Santayana’s "The Genteel Tradition." The creation of a national culture would solve the problems of alienation and provincialism and establish a place for both native-born and immigrant communities. Mead drew on this vision of an "integrated culture" and used her "primitive societies" as exemplars of how cultures attained or failed to attain this ideal. Her ethnographies are really about "America," the peoples she studied serving as the personifications of what were widely understood to be the dilemmas of American selfhood in a materialistic, individualistic society. Two themes subtend Molloy’s analysis. The first is Mead’s articulation of the individual’s relation to his or her culture via the trope of sex. Each of her early ethnographies focuses on a "character" and his or her problems as expressed through sexuality. This thematic ties her work closely to the popularization of psychoanalysis at the time with its understanding of sex as the key to the self. The second theme involves the change in Mead’s attitude toward and definition of "culture"—from the cultural determinism in Coming of Age to culture as the enemy of the individual in Sex and Temperament. This trend parallels the consolidation and objectification of popular and professional notions about culture in the 1920s and 1930s. On Creating a Usable Culture will be eagerly welcomed by those with an interest in American studies and history, cultural studies, and the social sciences, and most especially by readers of American intellectual history, the history of anthropology, gender studies, and studies of modernism.

Creative Understanding

Author: Roberto Torretti
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226808352
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"A pleasure to read. Gracefully written by a scholar well grounded in the relevant philosophical, historical, and technical background. . . . a helpfully clarifying review and analysis of some issues of importance to recent philosophy of science and a source of some illuminating insights."—Burke Townsend, Philosophy of Science

Designing Usable And Secure Software With Iris And Cairis

Author: Shamal Faily
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319754939
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Everyone expects the products and services they use to be secure, but 'building security in' at the earliest stages of a system's design also means designing for use as well. Software that is unusable to end-users and unwieldy to developers and administrators may be insecure as errors and violations may expose exploitable vulnerabilities. This book shows how practitioners and researchers can build both security and usability into the design of systems. It introduces the IRIS framework and the open source CAIRIS platform that can guide the specification of secure and usable software. It also illustrates how IRIS and CAIRIS can complement techniques from User Experience, Security Engineering and Innovation & Entrepreneurship in ways that allow security to be addressed at different stages of the software lifecycle without disruption. Real-world examples are provided of the techniques and processes illustrated in this book, making this text a resource for practitioners, researchers, educators, and students.

New Labour Theorie Of Value

Author: Tzu-yuan Chao
Editor: Hamburg : C. Tzu-yuan : Distributed by, Tiandi-Buecher
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Science Of Science

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The Arithmetic Teacher

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Core Concepts In Advanced Practice Nursing

Author: Denise L. Robinson
Editor: Mosby Incorporated
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Addressing the core topics of the AACN's Essentials for Masters Education in Nursing, each chapter of this text includes an overview of the topic, review of the literature, future directions, implications for nursing, and critical issues.

Understanding Theories Of Religion

Author: Ivan Strenski
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118457706
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Featuring comprehensive updates and additions, the second edition of Understanding Theories of Religion explores the development of major theories of religion through the works of classic and contemporary figures. • A new edition of this introductory text exploring the core methods and theorists in religion, spanning the sixteenth-century through to the latest theoretical trends • Features an entirely new section covering religion and postmodernism; race, sex, and gender; and religion and postcolonialism • Examines the development of religious theories through the work of classic and contemporary figures from the history of anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology • Reveals how the study of religion evolved in response to great cultural conflicts and major historical events • Student-friendly features include chapter introductions and summaries, biographical vignettes, a timeline, a glossary, and many other learning aids

Designing Usable Electronic Text

Author: Andrew Dillon
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420025170
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Poor design and a failure to consider the user often act against the effectiveness in online communication. Designing Usable Electronic Text, Second Edition explores the human issues that underlie information usage and stresses that usability is the main barrier to the electronic medium's campaign to gain mass acceptance. The book is a revision of the successful First Edition with a new emphasis on the Web and hypertext design and their impacts. With the emergence of new uses of information, such as e-commerce and telemedicine, text presentation will take on a new and greater importance. Its focus on the design framework and its empirical approach make it a unique book.

Textual Intervention

Author: Rob Pope
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135083355
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.