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Shattered Assumptions

By Ronnie Janoff-Bulman
  • ISBN Code: : 9781451603729
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Psychology
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This book investigates the psychology of victimization. It shows how fundamental assumptions about the world's meaningfulness and benevolence are shattered by traumatic events, and how victims become subject to self-blame in an attempt to accommodate brutality. The book is aimed at all those who for personal or professional reasons seek to understand what psychological trauma is and how to recover from it.

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Working with Assumptions in International Development Program Evaluation

By Apollo M. Nkwake
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  • Book Code : 3030330044
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Social Science
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This book discusses the crucial place that assumptions hold in conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating development programs. It suggests simple ways for stakeholders and evaluators to 1) examine their assumptions about program theory and environmental conditions and 2) develop and carry out effective program monitoring and evaluation in light of those assumptions. A survey of evaluators from an international development agency reviewed the state of practice on assumptions-aware evaluation. This 2nd edition has been updated with further illustrations, case studies, and frameworks that have been researched and tested in the years since the first edition. Regardless of geography or goal, development programs and policies are fueled by a complex network of implicit ideas. Stakeholders may hold assumptions about purposes, outcomes, methodology, and the value of project evaluation and evaluators—which may or may not be shared by the evaluators. A major barrier to viable program evaluations is that development programs are based on assumptions that often are not well articulated. In designing programs, stakeholders often lack clear outlines for how implemented interventions will bring desired changes. This lack of clarity masks critical risks to program success and makes it challenging to evaluate such programs. Methods that have attempted to address this dilemma have been popularized as theory of change or other theory‐based approaches. Often, however, theory-based methods do not sufficiently clarify how program managers or evaluators should work with the assumptions inherent in the connections between the steps. The critical examination of assumptions in evaluation is essential for effective evaluations and evaluative thinking. "How does one think evaluatively? It all begins with assumptions. Systematically articulating, examining, and testing assumptions is the foundation of evaluative thinking... This book, more than any other, explains how to build a strong foundation for effective interventions and useful evaluation by rigorously working with assumptions." —Michael Quinn Patton, PhD. Author of Utilization-Focused Evaluation and co-editor of THOUGHTWORK: Thinking, Action, and the Fate of the World, USA. "This updated edition presents us with a new opportunity to delve into both the theoretical and practical aspects of paradigmatic, prescriptive, and causal assumptions. We need to learn, and apply these insights with the deep attention they deserve." —Zenda Ofir, PhD. Independent Evaluator, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin, Germany. Honorary Professor, School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. “This thought-provoking book explains why assumptions are an essential condition within the theories and methodologies of evaluation; and how assumptions influence the ways that evaluators approach their work...It will enrich the ways that evaluators develop their models, devise their methodologies, interpret their data, and interact with their stakeholders.” —Jonny Morell, Ph.D., President, 4.669... Evaluation and Planning, Editor Emeritus, Evaluation and Program Planning

Your Assumptions:

By Victor Bogart Ph.D
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462828210
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Self-Help
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Victor Bogart is one stubborn critter. Not only has he managed to survive into his eightieth year in excellent health and spirits, he persists in writing books that bring fresh ideas, new ways of looking at everyday human behavior, and self-helpful suggestions for how each of us can improve our lives. Your Assumptions is such a book. It is also one of two published works* and two more in process that trace their origins to the early 1960s and their rich content to Vics professional life as psychotherapist and teacher. As for professional credentials, Vic is entitled to the honorific, Doctor, by virtue of a Ph.D. in Counseling and Gerontology (Oregon State University, 1985at age 64!), and holds Masters degrees in Social Work (University of Washington, 1966) and Journalism (University of California at Berkeley, 1962). His years of active engagement as journalist, psychotherapist, teacher, and author of non-fiction self-help books add up to half a century and counting. But it is the melding of ALL the varied experiences of his life, together with his optimism, humor and wisdom that he freely shares with us in his writing.

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Assumptions of Grand Logics

By J.K. Feibleman
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9400992785
  • Total of Pages : 283
  • Category : Philosophy
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A system of philosophy of the sort presented in this and the following volumes begins with logic. Philosophy properly speaking is characterized by the kind oflogic it employs, for what it employs it assumes, however silently; and what it assumes it presupposes. The logic stands behind the ontology and is, so to speak, metaphysically prior. One word of caution. The philosophical aspects of logic have lagged behind the mathematical aspects in point of view of interest and develop ment. The work of N. Rescher and others have gone a long way to correct this. However, their work on philosophical logic has been more concerned with the logical than with the philosophical aspects. I have in mind another approach, one that would call attention to the ontological (systematic meta physics) or metaphysical (critical ontology) aspects, whichever term you prefer. It is this approach which I have pursued in the following chapters. Since together they stand at the head of a system of philosophy which has been developed in some seventeen books, a system which ranges over all of the topics of philosophy, the chosen approach can be seen as the necessary one. But I have not written any logic, I have merely indicated the sort of logic that has to be written.

Fatal Flaws

By Earl J. Seeley
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  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Book Code : 1662921470
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Science
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The warming of Earth’s surface that has occurred since 1880 has been grossly over stated and attributed entirely to carbon dioxide, based on a preposterous assumption. That assumption is: All of the warming of earth’s surface temperature during the last 140 years is due to accumulation of carbon dioxide and other minor greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. The level of carbon dioxide has increased from 290 ppm to 411 ppm. That is an increase of 121 ppm, from 0.029% to 0.041% of the atmosphere. There are other environmental forces which are much stronger, more prevalent, and active in regulating and modulating the earth’s surface temperature than carbon dioxide. These forces are, in order of impact: First, The sun; Second; The earth’s waters, Third; Heat from the earth’s core, Fourth, Atmospheric aerosols, and Fifth, Carbon dioxide and the other minor greenhouse gases. While carbon dioxide is an extremely important substance in the support of life on this planet its contribution to the greenhouse effect is a “bit part” not a “leading role”. There are three fatally flawed assumptions and six Fatal Flaws at the heart of the Global Warming theory. Each is discussed in this book,; the flaws identified and evidence presented. These Flaws originated, when, in forming the “Theory of Global Warming,” the contributions of the four most important environmental forces involved in the control of the Earth’s surface temperature were assumed to have had no effect on the warming trend. Because of the single dimension models used in climate research the contributions of these four climate controlling forces are mistakenly credited to climate forcing by carbon dioxide. The remaining two fatal flaws concern carbon dioxide, its roles and fate in nature. The contents of this work will challenge what most people believe about the global warming theory. Read and contemplate this work and the supporting evidence, then you be the judge.

Assumptions about Human Nature

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  • Book Code : 145225334X
  • Total of Pages : 384
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Our suppositions about human nature colour everything from the way we bargain with a used-car dealer to our expectations about further conflict in the Middle East. Our assumptions about human nature underlie our reactions to specific events. Wrightsman designed this second edition of his book to enhance our understanding of many significant issues about human nature, including the relationship of attitudes to behaviour, the unidimensionality of attitudes and the influence of social movements on beliefs.

Credibility, Validity, and Assumptions in Program Evaluation Methodology

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  • Book Code : 3319190210
  • Total of Pages : 166
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This book focuses on assumptions underlying methods choice in program evaluation. Credible program evaluation extends beyond the accuracy of research designs to include arguments justifying the appropriateness of methods. An important part of this justification is explaining the assumptions made about the validity of methods. This book provides a framework for understanding methodological assumptions, identifying the decisions made at each stage of the evaluation process, the major forms of validity affected by those decisions, and the preconditions for and assumptions about those validities. Though the selection of appropriate research methodology is not a new topic within social development research, previous publications suggest only advantages and disadvantages of using various methods and when to use them. This book goes beyond other publications to analyze the assumptions underlying actual methodological choices in evaluation studies and how these eventually influence evaluation quality. The analysis offered is supported by a collation of assumptions collected from a case study of 34 evaluations. Due to its in-depth analysis, strong theoretical basis, and practice examples, Credibility, Validity and Assumptions is a must-have resource for researchers, students, university professors and practitioners in program evaluation. Importantly, it provides tools for the application of appropriate research methods in program evaluation

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By Steven Rathgeb Smith
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  • Book Code : 1610447212
  • Total of Pages : 272
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The way Americans live and work has changed significantly since the creation of the Social Security Administration in 1935, but U.S. social welfare policy has failed to keep up with these changes. The model of the male breadwinner-led nuclear family has given way to diverse and often complex family structures, more women in the workplace, and nontraditional job arrangements. Old Assumptions, New Realities identifies the tensions between twentieth-century social policy and twenty-first-century realities for working Americans and offers promising new reforms for ensuring social and economic security. Old Assumptions, New Realities focuses on policy solutions for today’s workers—particularly low-skilled workers and low-income families. Contributor Jacob Hacker makes strong and timely arguments for universal health insurance and universal 401(k) retirement accounts. Michael Stoll argues that job training and workforce development programs can mitigate the effects of declining wages caused by deindustrialization, technological changes, racial discrimination, and other forms of job displacement. Michael Sherraden maintains that wealth-building accounts for children—similar to state college savings plans—and universal and progressive savings accounts for workers can be invaluable strategies for all workers, including the poorest. Jody Heymann and Alison Earle underscore the potential for more extensive work-family policies to help the United States remain competitive in a globalized economy. Finally, Jodi Sandfort suggests that the United States can restructure the existing safety net via state-level reforms but only with a host of coordinated efforts, including better information to service providers, budget analyses, new funding sources, and oversight by intermediary service professionals. Old Assumptions, New Realities picks up where current policies leave off by examining what’s not working, why, and how the safety net can be redesigned to work better. The book brings much-needed clarity to the process of creating viable policy solutions that benefit all working Americans. A West Coast Poverty Center Volume

Assumptions Inhibiting Progress in Comparative Biology

By Brian I. Crother,Lynne R. Parenti
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  • Total of Pages : 270
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This book is a thought-provoking assessment of assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology. The volume is inspired by a list generated years earlier by Donn Rosen, one of the most influential, innovative and productive comparative biologists of the latter 20th century. His list has assumed almost legendary status among comparative evolutionary biologists. Surprisingly many of the obstructing assumptions implicated by Rosen remain relevant today. Any comparative biologist hoping to avoid such assumptions in their own research will benefit from this introspective volume.

Capitalism's Toxic Assumptions

By Eve Poole
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  • Total of Pages : 256
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In Science, no-one believes the earth is flat any more. Economists, on the other hand, haven't budged from their original worldview. Market Capitalism depends on seven big ideas: competition, the 'invisible hand', utility, agency theory, pricing, shareholder value, and limited liability. These served the world well in the past, but over the years they have become cancerous, and are slowly killing the system as a whole. Eve Poole argues that if you zoom in on any of these firm foundations, they start to blur and wobble. Here she offers alternative views for a healthier system. And looking at them together, it becomes clear why we're so stuck. The capitalist system masquerades as a machine programmed by experts, with only Economists and Governments qualified to tinker with it. But the market is just a mass of messages about supply and demand. The rich world shapes the market in its image, because it has more 'votes'. So if we want to change the way things are, we don't need to wait for the experts, we can start now. In each chapter, Poole shows how quiet action by consumers, investors, employees and employers can make big changes, by shifting behaviours and adjusting the way financial 'votes' are cast in the market.

Multifactor Models regarding Intertemporal Capital Asset Pricing Model (ICAPM) Assumptions on European and US Market Data. Advancing the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)

By Arno Popanda
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3346035204
  • Total of Pages : 25
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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Economics - Finance, grade: 1.7, University of Duisburg-Essen (Faculty of Business and Economics), language: English, abstract: The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), which is developed by Harry Markowitz, lacks on empirical validation and is not economically fully plausible. By only considering a single period within the CAPM, Merton tried to improve the model by implementing different intertemporal assumptions. This paper focuses on the analysis, if the lack of the CAPM can be improved by using the assumptions of the ICAPM and if the eight investigated models are in the sense of Merton's assumptions. The first chapter reviews a short explanation of the classical CAPM and his critics, followed by Merton's intertemporal CAPM and his assumptions in the next chapter. Additionally, there were models developed, trying to be economically plausible by considering the ICAPM main assumptions, which are presented in the second chapter. A different way to develop an empirical better fitting CAPM is by using empirical motivated state variables. Fama & French started to take this approach by developing the three-factor-model (FF3). A lot of researchers were influenced by the FF3 and made their own version of a multifactor model by implementing variables. Even Fama & French enhanced their three-factor-model by adding further variables. In the third section there is the forecasting power of the four ICAPM models and the four empirical motivated multifactor models on the US market data and on the European market data compared. Then follows an examination if these models can be determined in the sense of the ICAPM restrictions. The last chapter concludes the results.

Students' Assumption, Prejudice, and Discrimination in an English Language Class

By Alex Alves Egido
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  • Publisher : Appris Editora e Livraria Eireli - ME
  • Book Code : 8547318208
  • Total of Pages : 111
  • Category : Education
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The book "Students' presupposition, prejudice, and discrimination in an English class", as the name says, analyses assumptions of students when they discussed about professions in the context of an English language clasroom. Inserted on the field of Critical Applied Linguistics (CAL), Egido's research is composed by an extended literature review, where he carefully approached a detailed panorama of CAL nowadays, giving us a better understanding on where his investigation sits and which gaps it fills. Besides that, he discussed the themes mentioned in the title, which are derived from a Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic analysis – both a method and a methodology for qualitative research – that shows total connection between the theory presented and the data analyzed making the book even more interesting. Other aspects of this investigation are worth to be cited, for instance, the ethical procedures used with the participants and the deep analysis brought by author, demonstrating the importance of researching gender, ethnic and prejudice in the educational sphere. I believe this work will be a great support for professors, students and researchers concerned with issues related to teacher training processes, as we can clearly see how the teacher dealt with students' responses. Also, it is a valuable source for the ones interested in studies about cognition, especially those inserted in CAL. Juliane D'Almas Professor at Universidade Estadual do Paraná (UNESPAR) Campus Apucarana and Doctor in Language Studies from Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL)

Existence, Fiction, Assumption

By Mauro Antonelli,Marian David
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  • Total of Pages : 262
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Der Band der Meinong-Studien versammelt Beiträge zu den Themen Intentionalität, Existenz und Fiktion. Dabei wird der Hintergrund von Meinongs Position bis zur Debatte mit Russell beleuchtet; systematisch ausgerichtet sind die Untersuchungen zu Kripkes Gegenposition und zur Bedeutung von Fiktion in wissenschaftlichen Kontexten. Abgerundet wird der Band durch biographische Darstellungen von Ch. v. Ehrenfels und E. Mally.

The Assumption of the Rogues & Rascals

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  • Total of Pages : 160
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First published in 1978, and widely considered to be the sequel to her masterpiece ‘By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept’, this remarkable book further established Smart’s reputation as a brave and inspirational writer.

Testing Statistical Assumptions in Research

By J. P. Verma,Abdel-Salam G. Abdel-Salam
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  • Total of Pages : 224
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Comprehensively teaches the basics of testing statistical assumptions in research and the importance in doing so This book facilitates researchers in checking the assumptions of statistical tests used in their research by focusing on the importance of checking assumptions in using statistical methods, showing them how to check assumptions, and explaining what to do if assumptions are not met. Testing Statistical Assumptions in Research discusses the concepts of hypothesis testing and statistical errors in detail, as well as the concepts of power, sample size, and effect size. It introduces SPSS functionality and shows how to segregate data, draw random samples, file split, and create variables automatically. It then goes on to cover different assumptions required in survey studies, and the importance of designing surveys in reporting the efficient findings. The book provides various parametric tests and the related assumptions and shows the procedures for testing these assumptions using SPSS software. To motivate readers to use assumptions, it includes many situations where violation of assumptions affects the findings. Assumptions required for different non-parametric tests such as Chi-square, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal Wallis, and Wilcoxon signed-rank test are also discussed. Finally, it looks at assumptions in non-parametric correlations, such as bi-serial correlation, tetrachoric correlation, and phi coefficient. An excellent reference for graduate students and research scholars of any discipline in testing assumptions of statistical tests before using them in their research study Shows readers the adverse effect of violating the assumptions on findings by means of various illustrations Describes different assumptions associated with different statistical tests commonly used by research scholars Contains examples using SPSS, which helps facilitate readers to understand the procedure involved in testing assumptions Looks at commonly used assumptions in statistical tests, such as z, t and F tests, ANOVA, correlation, and regression analysis Testing Statistical Assumptions in Research is a valuable resource for graduate students of any discipline who write thesis or dissertation for empirical studies in their course works, as well as for data analysts.

Education and Psychology in Interaction

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This book takes an in-depth look at how education and psychology relate to each other, and at the current state of this relationship. Through comprehensive analysis of the ideological, historical, social and professional contexts of this interaction, the author develops the theme that, despite basic differences in aims, the fields are interconnected.

Studies of the Environmental Costs of Electricity

By DIANE Publishing Company
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Examines studies that assign monetary value to the environmental effects of energy technologies. Reviews the studies' results, methods, and assumptions in an effort to determine whether there are generally accepted approaches to estimating environmental costs and whether the studies have converged upon similar conclusions. Summarizes several existing and ongoing studies, discusses several major methodological disputes and the assumptions underlying them, and attempts to characterize the different frameworks of assumptions. Numerous tables and figures.

Working with Assumptions in International Development Program Evaluation

By Apollo M. Nkwake
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​ A major reason complex programs are so difficult to evaluate is that the assumptions that inspire them are poorly articulated. Stakeholders of such programs are often unclear about how the change process will unfold. Thus, it is so difficult to reasonably anticipate the early and midterm changes that need to happen in order for a longer-term goalto be reached. The lack of clarity about the “mini-steps” that must be taken to reach a long-term outcome not only makes the task of evaluating a complex initiative challenging, but reduces the likelihood that all of the important factors related to the long term goal will be addressed. Most of the resources that have attempted to address this dilemma have been popularized as theory of change or sometimes program theory approaches. Although these approaches emphasize and elaborate the sequence of changes/mini steps that lead to the long-term goal of interest and the connections between program activities and outcomes that occur at each step of the way, they do not do enough to clarify how program managers or evaluators should deal with assumptions. Assumptions, the glue that holds all the pieces together, remain abstract and far from applicable. In this book the author tackles this important assumptions theme head-on-covering a breadth of ground from the epistemology of development assumptions, to the art of making logical assumptions as well as recognizing, explicit zing and testing assumptions with in an elaborate program theory from program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Effective Opportunity Management for Projects

By David Hillson
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 0203913248
  • Total of Pages : 340
  • Category : Computers
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With step-by-step guidelines, this bestselling reference discusses the management of project opportunities by expanding the traditional risk management process to address opportunities alongside threats. It offers valuable tools and techniques that expose and capture opportunities, minimize threats, and deal with all types of uncertainty in your business and projects. Written by an experienced consultant and risk management specialist, this guide emphasizes that risk processes must cover both opportunities and threats if they are to assist in accomplishing project objectives and maximizing business benefits.

Continual Permutations of Action

By Anselm L. Strauss
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  • Book Code : 9780202365145
  • Total of Pages : 280
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Although it has not been his intention to promulgate theory for its own sake, Anselm Strauss has proven himself a formidable theorist. What has prompted this new treatise on human action (or as Strauss would prefer, acting) was a dissatisfaction with the accounts of social phenomena in the received, mainline sociological literature. Derived from the survey and functionalist traditions, such accounts have simplified complexities drastically, and mostly left implicit the underlying action assumptions of their research. Rejecting Parsons and Lazarsfeld as models, Strauss traces the perspective on human action presented in Continual Permutations of Action to a very different tradition, that of the Pragmatists. Strauss's account begins with the concept of trajectory, referring to a course of action but also embracing the interaction of multiple actors and contingencies. Certain Straussian terms and motifs come rapidly into play in the earlier sections, where he maps out his account: conditional matrix, temporality, and the like. The later sections are given over to major topics, including work and its relations with other forms of action; the body; thought processes; symbolizing; social worlds and arenas; representation; the interplay of routine and creative action; and the relevance of the concept of social worlds to understanding the interplay of several levels of social order in contemporary society. Extending the limits of interactionist theory, Strauss has raised questions about interpreting social phenomena that will be debated for some time to come.

Load Assumption for Fatigue Design of Structures and Components

By Michael Köhler,Sven Jenne,Kurt Pötter,Harald Zenner
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 364255248X
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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Understanding the fatigue behaviour of structural components under variable load amplitude is an essential prerequisite for safe and reliable light-weight design. For designing and dimensioning, the expected stress (load) is compared with the capacity to withstand loads (fatigue strength). In this process, the safety necessary for each particular application must be ensured. A prerequisite for ensuring the required fatigue strength is a reliable load assumption. The authors describe the transformation of the stress- and load-time functions which have been measured under operational conditions to spectra or matrices with the application of counting methods. The aspects which must be considered for ensuring a reliable load assumption for designing and dimensioning are discussed in detail. Furthermore, the theoretical background for estimating the fatigue life of structural components is explained, and the procedures are discussed for numerous applications in practice. One of the prime intentions of the authors is to provide recommendations which can be implemented in practical applications.

DAC Guidelines and Reference Series Managing Aid Practices of DAC Member Countries

By OECD
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  • Book Code : 9264007636
  • Total of Pages : 173
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This book, based on the experience of the DAC Member countries, examines how to manage foreign aid programs to acheive the best results.

Contract as Assumption

By Brian Coote
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  • Book Code : 1847317499
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It has many times been said that contracts involve assumptions of obligation or liability, but what that means, and what it is that is assumed, have not often been discussed. It is to further such discussion that some of the author's previously published writings around this subject have been brought together in this book. His basic premises are that contractual obligation and liability in this context are two sides to the same coin and that an assumption of one is an assumption of both. Parties are bound not because liability has been imposed upon them by law as a result of their having entered into a contract but because, in the act of assuming, they have imposed it upon themselves. Contract provides a facility the purpose of which is to enable this to be done within the limits prescribed by law. The implication of these premises are much more significant than might be supposed when applied to such areas of contract as formation, consideration, intention to contract, exception clauses, privity and damages. The book concludes with a treatment of the role of assumption in tort. Because of the importance of its subject matter and its wide-ranging treatment, this book should appeal not only to teachers and postgraduate students of contract but also to practitioners in the field and to anyone else with an interest in contract theory.

Assumption Day

By James Curran
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  • Publisher : The Wild Rose Press Inc
  • Book Code : 1509217312
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 186
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Book Short Summary:

A peace march in Londonderry erupt?s in mayhem on Assumption Day, 1970?, and the embattled Royal Ulster Constabulary summons Chief Inspector Jack Hamilton?. ?In the aftermath? he ?sees curls of auburn hair gently wav?ing in the drainage water between riot-damaged cars. He discover?s a young lady who arrived to her death fashionably dressed. Her glazed eyes look curiously skyward and her mouth ?is slightly open, as if she forgot a question. The victim in this march threatens an unstable truce?. Can the inspector find her killer before tensions burst between a Protestant militia and a Catholic rebellion willing to tear Northern Ireland apart???

Applied Statistics Using Stata

By Mehmet Mehmetoglu,Tor Georg Jakobsen
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1473987148
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 562
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Book Short Summary:

Clear, intuitive and written with the social science student in mind, this book represents the ideal combination of statistical theory and practice. It focuses on questions that can be answered using statistics and addresses common themes and problems in a straightforward, easy-to-follow manner. The book carefully combines the conceptual aspects of statistics with detailed technical advice providing both the ‘why’ of statistics and the ‘how’. Built upon a variety of engaging examples from across the social sciences it provides a rich collection of statistical methods and models. Students are encouraged to see the impact of theory whilst simultaneously learning how to manipulate software to meet their needs. The book also provides: Original case studies and data sets Practical guidance on how to run and test models in Stata Downloadable Stata programmes created to work alongside chapters A wide range of detailed applications using Stata Step-by-step notes on writing the relevant code. This excellent text will give anyone doing statistical research in the social sciences the theoretical, technical and applied knowledge needed to succeed.

Simply Manifesting

By Katrine Hütterer,Yvonne Kalb
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  • Publisher : via tolino media
  • Book Code : 3754611585
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 495
  • Pdf File: simply-manifesting.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers a compact guide and an explanation of how we can best use the Law of Assumption according to Neville Goddard for ourselves and the life of our dreams. Those who study the Law of Assumption face many questions: What is the best method for me? When should I use it? How often and for how long? Lullaby or scene technique? Congratulatory scene or telephone technique? What is the first principle? What pearl is Neville talking about and why should I buy it? What does it mean that there is only one cause? How am I to know what the fulfilled wish feels like? Neville Goddard's texts are often difficult to understand - especially for beginners. The two authors have therefore endeavoured to make Goddard's texts more accessible and have answered many of the questions that may arise.

Contract as Assumption II

By Brian Coote
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782256709
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 794
  • Pdf File: contract-as-assumption-ii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This second collection of Brian Coote's previously published writings is for the most part a follow-up to his Contract as Assumption (Hart Publishing, 2010). Part of the theme of that collection was that in a bilateral contract the obligations of the parties, both primary and secondary, are those which at formation they have each assumed, that is, have taken upon themselves. Being exchanged at the point of formation, these assumptions constitute the consideration. The institution of contract provides a facility the purpose of which is to enable the parties thereby to bind themselves to legal (contractual) obligation. This emphasis on what happens at formation has prompted the inclusion of several of the papers in this collection. These focus on intention, offer and acceptance, the qualification of primary and secondary obligations whether express or implied, agency, and the effect of illegality on pre-existing rights. Falling outside this group are two pieces respectively on chance and the burden of proof and on impecuniosity, in each case in tort as well as in contract. The collection ends with the author's valedictory lecture, 'Contract: An Underview'. In this paper, delivered on his retirement from the University of Auckland, he summed up his thinking on Contract. It is now for the first time given general currency.

Contract as Assumption II

By Brian Coote
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1782256695
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 584
  • Pdf File: contract-as-assumption-ii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This second collection of Brian Coote's previously published writings is for the most part a follow-up to his Contract as Assumption (Hart Publishing, 2010). Part of the theme of that collection was that in a bilateral contract the obligations of the parties, both primary and secondary, are those which at formation they have each assumed, that is, have taken upon themselves. Being exchanged at the point of formation, these assumptions constitute the consideration. The institution of contract provides a facility the purpose of which is to enable the parties thereby to bind themselves to legal (contractual) obligation. This emphasis on what happens at formation has prompted the inclusion of several of the papers in this collection. These focus on intention, offer and acceptance, the qualification of primary and secondary obligations whether express or implied, agency, and the effect of illegality on pre-existing rights. Falling outside this group are two pieces respectively on chance and the burden of proof and on impecuniosity, in each case in tort as well as in contract. The collection ends with the author's valedictory lecture, “Contract – an Underview”. In this paper, delivered on his retirement from the University of Auckland, he summed up his thinking on Contract. It is now for the first time given general currency.

Coping

By C. R. Snyder
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190283718
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: coping.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Most people take the process of coping for granted as they go about their daily activities. In many ways, coping is like breathing, an automatic process requiring no apparent effort. However, when people face truly threatening events--what psychologists call stressors--they become acutely aware of the coping process and respond by consciously applying their day-to-day coping skills. Coping is a fundamental psychological process, and people's skills are commensurately sophisticated. This volume builds on people's strengths and emphasizes their role as positive copers. It features techniques for preventing psychological problems and breaks from the traditional research approach, which is modeled on medicine and focuses on pathology and treatment. Collecting both award-winning research and new findings, this book may well set the agenda for research on stress and coping for the next century. These provocative and readable essays explore a variety of topics, including reality negotiation, confessing through writing, emotional intelligence, optimism, hope, mastery-oriented thinking, and more. Unlike typical self-help books available at any newsstand, this volume features the work of some of the most eminent researchers in the field. Yet like those books it is written for the general reader, as well as for the specialist, and includes numerous practical suggestions and techniques. It will prove an invaluable tool for a wide range of readers.

Reconsidering Change Management

By Steven ten Have,Wouter ten Have,Anne-Bregje Huijsmans,Maarten Otto
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317293746
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 188
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Book Short Summary:

Despite the popularity of organizational change management, the question arises whether its prescriptions and dominant beliefs and practices are based on solid and convergent evidence. Organizational change management entails interventions intended to influence the task-related behavior and associated results of an individual, team, or entire organization. There is a perception that a lot of change initiatives fail and limited understanding about what works and what does not and why. Drawing on the field of psychology and based on primary research, Reconsidering Change Management identifies 18 popular and relevant commonly held assumptions with regard to change management that are then analyzed and compared to the four specific themes laid out in the book (people, leadership, organization, and change process), resulting in their own set of assumptions. Each assumption will have a brief introduction in which its relevance and popularity is explained. By studying the scientific evidence, in particular meta-analytic evidence, the book provides students and academics in the fields of change management, organizational behavior, and business strategy the best available evidence for the acceptance or dropping of certain (change) management assumptions and their accompanying practices. By exploring the topics people, leadership, organization, and process, and the related assumptions, change management is restructured and reframed in a prudent, positive, and practical way.

Reconsidering Change Management

By Steven ten Have,Wouter ten Have,Anne-Bregje Huijsmans,Maarten Otto
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317293738
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 928
  • Pdf File: reconsidering-change-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Despite the popularity of organizational change management, the question arises whether its prescriptions and dominant beliefs and practices are based on solid and convergent evidence. Organizational change management entails interventions intended to influence the task-related behavior and associated results of an individual, team, or entire organization. There is a perception that a lot of change initiatives fail and limited understanding about what works and what does not and why. Drawing on the field of psychology and based on primary research, Reconsidering Change Management identifies 18 popular and relevant commonly held assumptions with regard to change management that are then analyzed and compared to the four specific themes laid out in the book (people, leadership, organization, and change process), resulting in their own set of assumptions. Each assumption will have a brief introduction in which its relevance and popularity is explained. By studying the scientific evidence, in particular meta-analytic evidence, the book provides students and academics in the fields of change management, organizational behavior, and business strategy the best available evidence for the acceptance or dropping of certain (change) management assumptions and their accompanying practices. By exploring the topics people, leadership, organization, and process, and the related assumptions, change management is restructured and reframed in a prudent, positive, and practical way.