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Encyclopedia Of Library And Information Science: Vol. 33

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"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."

Teaching Children Science

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This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText, or an electronic book. The Eighth Edition of "Teaching Children Science" provides comprehensive coverage of elementary science methods focusing on "what to teach" and "how to teach it." Using Abruscato's well known "discovery approach," the book includes all three major components of teaching science--methods, content, and activities--organized in a format that allows teachers ultimate flexibility.

New to this Edition

  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are integrated throughout the book.
  • Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are addressed in Chapter 7's discussion of integrating science with other disciplines.
Users of previous editions will notice restructuring of chapters 3 and 4 to better unify theory and practice as well as a new lesson example that models how the NGSS might inform lesson planning. Enhanced Pearson eText. Included in this package is access to the new Enhanced eText exclusively from Pearson. The Enhanced Pearson eText is:
  • Engaging. Full-color online chapters include dynamic videos that show what course concepts look like in real classrooms, model good teaching practice, and expand upon chapter concepts. Video links, chosen by our authors and other subject-matter experts, are embedded right in context of the content you are reading.
  • Convenient. Enjoy instant online access from your computer or download the Pearson eText App to read on or offline on your iPad and Android tablets.*
  • Interactive. Features include embedded video, note taking and sharing, highlighting and search.
  • Affordable. Experience all these advantages of the Enhanced eText along with all the benefits of print for 40% to 50% less than a print bound book.
*The Pearson eText App is available for free on Google Play and in the App Store.* Requires Android OS 3.1 -- 4, a 7" or 10" tablet or iPad iOS 5.0 or newer 0133783707 / 9780133783704 Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach, Loose-Leaf Version with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0132824884 / 9780132824880 Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach, Loose-Leaf Version 0133824624 / 9780133824629 Teaching Children Science: A Discovery Approach, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card

Science And The Internet

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The essays collected in Science and the Internet consider the effects of digital technologies on scientific argumentation and the circulation of scientific knowledge. In Communicating Science, Gross, Harmon, and Reidy argued that the fundamental interaction between verbal and visual elements that defines scientific argumentation will not change significantly as technology changes: "While the 'computer revolution' will undoubtedly continue to facilitate this interaction, we do not think this heart will look, or beat, very differently at the end of the twenty-first century." Nothing could be further from the truth.The Internet has transformed how science is practiced, and it is accelerating the pace of scientific communication both among peers and to the public. Among peers, the Internet promotes wider and more fruitful collaborative networks. Fully evolved, the scientific article is becoming a portal through which knowledge flows. The scope of peer review is being expanded by the full documentation and immediate scrutiny that the Internet permits. But the Internet's influence extends beyond peer-to-peer communication to the communication of science to wider publics. Institutions must adapt to the just-in-time behaviors of information seekers, and the participatory features of Web 2.0 allow non-experts to comment on scientific research in unprecedented ways.The contributors to Science and the Internet analyze digital developments in science communication-from "open" notebooks and live-blogged experiments to podcasts and citizen-science projects-to assess their rhetorical implications.Intended Audience: The book will appeal to a broad audience consisting of teachers of technical and scientific communication, professors of science studies, and academics and others with an interest in the Internet; also useful as a central or supplementary text for courses in technical and scientific communication or in digital media studies.

Organized Activity And Its Support By Computer

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Organized Human Activity and Its Support by Computer proposes an answer to the question: what are computers for?
With technical expertise, Anatol Holt analyzes human activity and its relevance to computer use. Holt interleaves a theory about the universal aspect of social life with a vision of how to harness computer power.
`This book is a culmination of a life of work that exemplifies two characteristics of the author: intellectual passion, and a concern for what matters to people. In the past thirty years, Holt has been a participant in the computing work at every level, from managing computer systems to developing commercial software to publishing theoretical articles in academic journals. His breadth of knowledge and experience makes possible the interweaving of theory and practice that shapes the fabric of this book. People often make a false opposition between theory and practice. In this case, it is a synergy: practice guides the theory, and the theory is grounded in its application.'
Terry Winograd, Stanford University
Organized Human Activity and Its Support by Computer will be of interest to those concerned with computers, especially those with and interest in `groupware'. Particular relevance to social scientists, management scientists, students of law, and philosophers are also addressed. Though technical in spirit and method, this book does not expect significant prior computer knowledge of the reader.

Data Mining For The Social Sciences

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We live in a world of big data: the amount of information collected on human behavior each day is staggering, and exponentially greater than at any time in the past. Additionally, powerful algorithms are capable of churning through seas of data to uncover patterns. Providing a simple and accessible introduction to data mining, Paul Attewell and David B. Monaghan discuss how data mining substantially differs from conventional statistical modeling familiar to most social scientists. The authors also empower social scientists to tap into these new resources and incorporate data mining methodologies in their analytical toolkits.Data Mining for the Social Sciences demystifies the process by describing the diverse set of techniques available, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches, and giving practical demonstrations of how to carry out analyses using tools in various statistical software packages.


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