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Arena
Karen Hancock
0764226312
Apr 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
There are disappointingly few good SF novels for the Christian market, and Hancock's intense debut is an excellent though edgy contribution to the genre. Callie Hayes is a frustrated artist with a colorless life; she earns minimum wage raising rats for laboratory use. When she volunteers for a seemingly harmless psychology experiment, she's unexpectedly thrown into a frightening and alien world. The narrative is a loose allegory of the Christian life: provided with a "field manual" (the Bible), Callie must navigate the "Arena" to return home. She hooks up with Pierce Andrews, and together with a ragtag group, they battle the mutant "Trogs," who delight in raping, torturing and devouring their victims. However, Elhanu (Christ) soon appears in disguise to help. Some CBA readers may be disturbed by the novel's many...


Ulysses
James Joyce
0679722769
June 1990
Paperback
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Book Review
Ulysses has been labeled dirty, blasphemous, and unreadable. In a famous 1933 court decision, Judge John M. Woolsey declared it an emetic book--although he found it sufficiently unobscene to allow its importation into the United States--and Virginia Woolf was moved to decry James Joyce's "cloacal obsession." None of these adjectives, however, do the slightest justice to the novel. To this day it remains the modernist masterpiece, in which the author takes both Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. It is funny, sorrowful, and even (in a close-focus sort of way) suspenseful. And despite the exegetical industry that has sprung up in the last 75 years, Ulysses is also a compulsively readable book. Even the verbal vaudeville of the final chapters can be navigated with relative ease, as long as you're...


Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis: Modeling Change and Event Occurrence
Judith D. Singer, John B. Willett
0195152964
March 27, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Text offers an in-depth presentation of two of today's most popular statistical methods: multilevel models for individual change and hazard/survival models for event occurrence (in both discrete- and continuous-time). A companion website presents data sets and computer code in a wide variety of software packages. DLC: Longitudinal methods.

Book Info
Text offers an in-depth presentation of two of today's most popular statistical methods: multilevel models for individual change and hazard/survival models for event occurrence (in both discrete- and continuous-time). A companion website presents data sets and computer code in a wide variety of software packages. DLC: Longitudinal methods.


Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference
William R. Shadish, et al
0395615569
July 13, 2001
Paperback
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Review
"...I received my book yesterday...thank you so much! I used the 1979 version a lot in my PhD program and am eagerly re-reading it. It's a great experimental design book and is excellent for explaining validity issues to students!"

Book Description

This long awaited successor of the original Cook/Campbell Quasi-Experimentation: Design and Analysis Issues for Field Settings represents updates in the field over the last two decades. The book covers four major topics in field experimentation:Theoretical matters: Experimentation, causation, and validity;Quasi-experimental design: Regression discontinuity designs, interrupted time series designs, quasi-experimental designs that use both pretests and control groups, and other designs.Randomized experiments: Logic and design...



Protocol Analysis - REV'd Edition
Herbert A. Simon
0262550237
Apr 1993
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Since the publication of Ericsson and Simon's ground-breaking work in the early 1980s, verbal data has been used increasingly to study cognitive processes in many areas of psychology, and concurrent and retrospective verbal reports are now generally accepted as important sources of data on subjects' cognitive processes in specific tasks. In this revised edition of the book that first put protocol analysis on firm theoretical ground, the authors review major advances in verbal reports over the past decade, including new evidence on how giving verbal reports affects subjects' cognitive processes, and on the validity and completeness of such reports.

In a substantial new preface Ericsson and Simon summarize the central issues covered in the book and provide an updated version of their information-processing...


To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
0156907399
December 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. It's wondrous to listen to a fine reading of a long-loved novel. Leishman makes masterly use of volume, timbre and resonance to distinguish between characters and draw us into the emotional swings and vibrations of the internal musings of each. She creates not a new but a more nuanced reading, following the interwoven streams of consciousness in a British English that lends authenticity to each voice. Leishman swims smoothly through Woolf's sentences that ebb and flow with numerous parenthetical thoughts and fresh images. These passages are interspersed with quick, sharp, simple sentences that gain strength in contrast. Leishman also draws our attention to Woolf's poetic prose: her rhythms and images, her use of hard consonants in monosyllabic words in counterpoint to long, soft, dreamy words...


The Practical Researcher
Dana Dunn
0070183236
Oct 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
The Practical Researcher by Dana S. Dunn translates the theory side of research methods into practice. Utilizing a hands on approach, Professor Dunn leads students through the process of developing and conducting research. In addition to learning about research theory, students learn the importance of reading, writing, and critiquing journal articles. As they work through the text, students are led to think beyond the given information and become critical consumers of the literature. The Practical Researcher, is both engaging and accessible. It includes step by step tables and figures in most chapters so that students can model examples for their own work. The importance of learning to write and to utilize the APA style of writing is emphasized throughout.

About the...


Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice
Maryellen Weimer
0787956465
July 8, 2002
Hardcover
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Review
"By staying with the book the reader will discover the book's value as a guide to the current literature about learning and teaching." (Teachers College Record, 1/13/04)

"Expertly written by Maryellen Weimer 'Learner Centered Teaching' is an invaluable resource..." (The Midwest Book Review, August 2003)

Book Description
In this much needed resource, Maryellen Weimer-one of the nation's most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching-offers a comprehensive work on the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom. As the author explains, learner-centered teaching focuses attention on what the student is learning, how the student is learning, the conditions under which the student is learning, whether the student is...



Naked Lunch: The Restored Text
William S. Burroughs
0802140181
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
"He was," as Salon's Gary Kamyia notes, "20th-century drug culture's Poe, its Artaud, its Baudelaire. He was the prophet of the literature of pure experience, a phenomenologist of dread.... Burroughs had the scary genius to turn the junk wasteland into a parallel universe, one as thoroughly and obsessively rendered as Blake's." Why has this homosexual ex-junkie, whose claim to fame rests entirely on one book--the hallucinogenic ravings of a heroin addict--so seized the collective imagination? Burroughs wrote Naked Lunch in a Tangier, Morocco, hotel room between 1954 and 1957. Allen Ginsberg and his beatnik cronies burst onto the scene, rescued the manuscript from the food-encrusted floor, and introduced some order to the pages. It was published in Paris in 1959 by the notorious Olympia Press...


Psychometric Theory
Jum C. Nunnally
007047849X
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
The classic text is Psychometric Theory. Like the previous edition, this text is designed as a comprehensive text in measurement for researchers and for use in graduate courses in psychology, education and areas of business such as management and marketing. It is intended to consider the broad measurement problems that arise in these areas and is written for a reader who needs only a basic background in statistics to comprehend the material. It also combines classical procedures that explain variance with modern inferential procedures.


You Shall Know Our Velocity!
Dave Eggers
1400033543
July 2003
Paperback
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Review
“Headlong, heartsick and footsore....Frisbee sentences that sail, spin, hover, circle and come back to the reader like gifts of gravity and grace....Nobody writes better than Dave Eggers about young men who aspire to be, at the same time, authentic and sincere.” -- The New York Times Book Review

"You Shall Know Our Velocity! is the work of a wildly talented writer... Like Kerouac's book, Eggers's could inspire a generation as much as it documents it." -- LA Weekly

"There's an echolet of James Joyce there and something of Saul Bellow's Chinatown bounce, but we're carried into the narrative by a fluidity of line that is Eggers's own." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Eggers is a wonderful writer, bold and inventive, with the technique of a magic...


The Accelerated Learning Handbook: A Creative Guide to Designing and Delivering Faster, More Effective Training Programs
Dave Meier
0071355472
June 29, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Discover how today's corporations are benefiting from accelerated learning to speed training time, improve results, and reduce costs. Accelerated learning is the use of music, color, emotion, play, and creativity to involve the whole student and enliven the learning experience. The Accelerated Learning Handbook is the first definitive book to explain state-of-the-art accelerated learning techniques to trainers and teachers, and features 40 techniques designed to save money while producing far better results. Leading expert Dave Meier provides an overview of the background and underlying principles of accelerated learning, and reviews the latest supporting research results. Training professionals will look to The Accelerated Learning Handbook to: Improve the long-term value of training Cut course development...


There Are No Shortcuts
Rafe Esquith
1400030838
May 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
What's a Los Angeles middle-school teacher to do when charged with a bunch of fifth and sixth graders, none of whom speak English at home and most of whom are eligible for free lunches? If you're Esquith, you have them read Twain, perform Shakespeare, play classical guitar and study algebra. You take them camping and to concerts and the theater. How do you manage to do that? If you're Esquith, your school day doesn't run from the usual 8 to 3, but from 6:30 to 5, and you're available on Saturdays and during recess, lunch and vacation time as well. You take on extra jobs and go into debt to pay for the supplements. "I have never claimed to be rational," says Esquith in this intimate, lively account of his 17-year career at an L.A. public school. Part memoir, part manual, but primarily a call for action, Esquith's...


Statistical Principles in Experimental Design
Benjamin J. Winer
0070709823
Jan 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
A revision of this classic statistics text for first-year graduate students in psychology, education and related social sciences. The two new authors are former students of Winer's. They have updated, rewritten and reorganized the text to fit the course as it is now taught.

Book Info
Resource book for research workers primarily in the behavioral and biological sciences. The logic basic to understanding principles underlying the statistical aspects of experimental design is emphasized rather than the details of mathematical and statistical proofs. DLC: 1. Exper. design.


Spirit Releasement Therapy: A Technique Manual
William J. Baldwin
092991516X
June 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Spirit Releasement Therapy is a special form of healing which "calls forth" and identifies positive energies that enhance personal growth, and clears negative energies (whether internally generated or externally attached) that restrict personal growth—on levels ranging from cellular consciousness to archangelic realms.


Annual Editions
Boyce M. Jubilan
0072363932
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This annually updated reader is a compilation of current newspaper, magazine, and journal articles on biopsychology.


Models of Teaching, Seventh Edition
Bruce R. Joyce, et al
0205389279
July 28, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The sixth edition of Models of Teaching is written to be the core of the theory/practice aspect of the K-12 teacher education program. It covers the rationale and research on the major models of teaching and applies the models by using scenarios and examples of instructional materials. Because it deals with the major psychological and philosophical approaches to teaching and schooling, Models of Teaching provides a direct link between educational foundations and student teaching. Therefore, the book can provide substantial support to programs taking a reflective teaching or constructivist approach. For pre-service and in-service teachers. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Back Cover
First published in 1972, Models of Teaching is widely...


Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All
Gayle H. Gregory
0761945512
January 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"Gifted Child Today," January 2003 January 2003 : Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All provides information about strategies that will enable teachers to plan strategically so they can meet the needs of the wide variety of students in today’s highly diverse classroom. Presented in an easy-to-use format, practical techniques and processes are shared that can be used to plan and adjust learning based on pre-assessment of individual students’ knowledge, skills, experience, preferences, and needs.
Linda S. Tafel, Professor : My principals use Differentiated Instructional Strategies to design appropriate strategies for evaluating whether the needs of all learners have been met.
Joanne Quinn, Director of Continuing Education : A teacher-friendly guide to differentiating...


Annual Editions
Mary Renck Jalongo
007240437X
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A collection of current, carefully selected articles from some of the most respected newspapers, magazines, and journals published today. Within the pages of this new volume are interesting, well-illustrated articles providing effective and useful perspectives on today's important topics concerning research methods. Our student Web site, Dushkin Online (www.dushkin.com/online/), is designed to support Annual Editions titles.


Experimental Design : Procedures for Behavioral Sciences (Psychology)
Roger E. Kirk
0534250920
November 11, 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Written by a renowned psychologist Roger E. Kirk of Baylor University, this classic text provides the graduate student in experimental design with detailed coverage of the designs and techniques with the greatest potential use in behavioral research. Kirk's book is known for its emphasis on the logical rather than the mathematical basis of experimental design; for its in-depth exploration of the relationship between analysis of variance and regression analysis; for its introduction of the concept of building block designs; and for its comprehensive scope that describes all of the ANOVA experimental designs that are potentially useful in the behavioral sciences and education.


The Waves
Virginia Woolf
0156949601
January 1950
Paperback
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From AudioFile
This narrative traces the lives and friendships of six childhood friends from their childhood to their old age. It tells of the friends' true feelings, which are often different from the ones they portray to each other. The narration is done in a light, airy poetic voice by Frances Jeater, who comforts the listener with her reading but fails to provide enough differentiation to the characters, making it difficult to know who is the focus of each point of the story. J.F.M. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Book Description
One of Woolf’s most experimental novels, The Waves presents six characters in monologue - from morning until night, from childhood into old...


Instructional-Design Theories and Models: A New Paradigm of Instructional Theory, Vol. 2 (Instructional Design Theories & Models)
Charles M. Reigeluth (Editor)
0805828591
April 1999
Hardcover
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Methods in Behavioral Research
Paul C. Cozby
0072942754
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Methods in Behavioral Research is a concise introduction to research methods for psychology and behavioral science courses. It has been THE best selling text in this course for at least fifteen years, and is considered by many as the default student-friendly text for research methods, the one that students will read.

About the Author
Paul C. Cozby is Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and B.A. from the University of California, Riverside. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been an officer of the Society for Computers in Psychology. He is coauthor of Research Methods in Human Development (McGraw-Hill). He is currently studying...


Experimental Psychology (with InfoTrac)
Anne Myers
0534634419
August 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
Focusing on experimental methods, authors Anne Myers and Christine Hansen lead students step by step through the entire research process, from generating testable hypotheses to writing the research report. The major sections of the book parallel the major sections of a research report (Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion), giving students the skills they'll need to design and conduct an experiment, analyze and interpret the research findings, and report those findings. Although the main focus is on experimentation, alternative approaches are discussed as important complements.

About the Author
Anne Myers received her Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research. Christine Hansen is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at Oakland University. She received...


Montessori: The Science behind the Genius
Angeline Stoll Lillard
0195168682
February 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Traditional American schooling is in constant crisis because it is based on two poor models for children's learning: the school as a factory and the child as a blank slate. School reforms repeatedly fail by not penetrating these models. One hundred years ago, Maria Montessori, the first
female physician in Italy, devised a very different method of educating children, based on her observations of how they naturally learn. Does Montessori education provide a viable alternative to traditional schooling? Do Dr. Montessori's theories and practices stand up to the scrutiny of modern-day
developmental psychology? Can developmental psychology tell us anything about how and why Montessori methods work? In Montessori, Angeline Stoll Lillard shows that science has finally caught up with Maria Montessori: Current...


Summarization In Any Subject: 50 Techniques To Improve Student Learning
Rick Wormeli
1416600191
December 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Educators agree that the ability to summarize--to identify salient information and structure it for meaning, long-term retention, and successful application--is an essential academic skill. Research affirms summarization’s reputation as a highly effective way to boost comprehension and achievement. We know summarization works. But isn't it, well, just a little dull? It doesn't have to be. Rick Wormeli, a teacher certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, makes the case that summarization is not only one of the most effective ways to improve student learning, it's also one of the most flexible, responsive, and engaging. Here, you'll find a classroom-tested collection of written, spoken, artistic, and kinesthetic summarization techniques for both individual assignments and group activities...


Research Methods In Psychology
John J. Shaughnessy
0072986220
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Considered one of the best undergraduate method texts in the field for the past two decades, Research Methods in Psychology captures the excitement of psychological inquiry as well as the importance of understanding the methodology that is used to conduct research. The text has been praised for its clear writing, logical organization, depth of coverage, and wide variety of examples from different fields of psychology. The new edition includes updated research, a thoroughly revised introductory chapter, and improved pedagogical features designed to enhance students' learning.

About the Author
John J. Shaughnessy is a Professor of Psychology at Hope College, a relatively small, select, undergraduate liberal arts college in Holland, Michigan. After completing the...


Methods in Behavioral Research
Paul C. Cozby
0073271314
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
With its concise and strategic approach to decision making, Methods in Behavioral Research by Paul C. Cozby continues to gain in popularity among instructors and students alike. Building on a strong foundation of pedagogy and well-chosen examples, the ninth edition incorporates learning objectives, new graphics and activities to increase student involvement, and an updated appendix on writing research reports as well as making poster presentations.

About the Author
Paul C. Cozby is Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and B.A. from the University of California, Riverside. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been an officer of the Society for Computers...


Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences, Third Edition
Linda Campbell, et al
0205363903
August 15, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Not every student learns in the same way! Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences is an outstanding resource that offers expert analysis of Dr. Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences and the knowledge to extend this theory to effective classroom practice. Every teacher can develop students' eight intelligences and teach basic skills through multiple modes. Ready-to-use assessment tools and lesson plans make this book a unique starting point and reference guide. The intelligences are defined throughout, and the authors provide a checklist for identifying them, suggest environmental considerations, and offer related teaching strategies. An excellent survey of multiple intelligences from the perspective of the educator. The book is chock full of valuable classroom exercises, resources,...


Experimental Psychology
Anne Myers
0534339794
August 1996
Textbook Other Format
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Book Description
Focusing on experimental methods, authors Anne Myers and Christine Hansen lead students step-by-step through the entire research process, from generating testable hypotheses to writing the research report. The major sections of the book parallel the major sections of the research report (Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion), giving students the skills they'll need to design and conduct an experiment, analyze and interpret the research findings, and report those findings. Although the main focus is on experimentation, alternative approaches are discussed as important complements to controlled laboratory experiments.

About the Author
Anne Myers received her Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research. Christine Hansen is currently Associate Professor of...

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