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Models, Numbers, and Cases

Models, Numbers, and Cases

Methods for Studying International Relations

  • Author: Detlef F. Sprinz
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472068616
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 412
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A thorough guide to the complexities of international relations research, and an essential text for upper-level and graduate coursework

Palgrave Advances in International Environmental Politics

Palgrave Advances in International Environmental Politics

  • Author: M. Betsill,K. Hochstetler,D. Stevis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230518397
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 385
  • View: 836
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Palgrave Advances in International Environmental Politics provides a state of the art review of the major theoretical approaches and substantive debates of the field. The first section reviews the historical development of international environmental politics as well as the theoretical and methodological approaches used in its study. The following chapters each review the trajectory of a key research area within international environmental politics and elaborate on current approaches and debates. Case studies in each chapter illuminate the main theoretical questions that emerge from the review.

A Climate of Injustice

A Climate of Injustice

Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy

  • Author: J. Timmons Roberts,Bradley Parks
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262264412
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 424
  • View: 7795
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The global debate over who should take action to address climate change is extremely precarious, as diametrically opposed perceptions of climate justice threaten the prospects for any long-term agreement. Poor nations fear limits on their efforts to grow economically and meet the needs of their own people, while powerful industrial nations, including the United States, refuse to curtail their own excesses unless developing countries make similar sacrifices. Meanwhile, although industrialized countries are responsible for 60 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, developing countries suffer the "worst and first" effects of climate-related disasters, including droughts, floods, and storms, because of their geographical locations. In A Climate of Injustice, J. Timmons Roberts and Bradley Parks analyze the role that inequality between rich and poor nations plays in the negotiation of global climate agreements.Roberts and Parks argue that global inequality dampens cooperative efforts by reinforcing the "structuralist" worldviews and causal beliefs of many poor nations, eroding conditions of generalized trust, and promoting particularistic notions of "fair" solutions. They develop new measures of climate-related inequality, analyzing fatality and homelessness rates from hydrometeorological disasters, patterns of "emissions inequality," and participation in international environmental regimes. Until we recognize that reaching a North-South global climate pact requires addressing larger issues of inequality and striking a global bargain on environment and development, Roberts and Parks argue, the current policy gridlock will remain unresolved.

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

The Oxford Handbook of International Relations

  • Author: Christian Reus-Smit,Duncan Snidal
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019958558X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 772
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This Oxford Handbook assembles the world's leading scholars in International Relations to present diverse perspectives about purposes, questions, theories, and methods. It will become the first point of reference for scholars and students interested in these key issues.

Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

A Pragmatic Approach

  • Author: David Morgan
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483313662
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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Focusing on research designs for projects that collect both qualitative and quantitative data, David L. Morgan’s Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods: A Pragmatic Approach discusses strategies for bringing qualitative and quantitative methods together so that their combined strengths accomplish more than is possible with a single method. The approach is broadly interdisciplinary, reflecting the interest in mixed methods research across the social sciences. In contrast to an “anything goes” approach or a naïve hope that “two methods are better than one,” the author argues that projects using mixed methods must pay even more attention to research design than single method approaches. The book’s practical emphasis on mixed methods makes it useful both to active researchers and to students who intend to pursue such a career. Chapter 1 is available for review on the publisher's website, and provides a comprehensive introduction that is appropriate for assessing the overall content of this informative book.

Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making & Cases

Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making & Cases

  • Author: O. C. Ferrell,John Fraedrich,Ferrell
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1133708552
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 576
  • View: 5713
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With a vibrant four-color design, the market-leading BUSINESS ETHICS: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING AND CASES, Ninth Edition, delivers an accessible, applied text that thoroughly covers the complex environment in which managers confront ethical decision making. Using a proven managerial framework, the authors address the overall concepts, processes, and best practices associated with successful business ethics programs--helping students see how ethics can be integrated into key strategic business decisions. The new edition has been completely revised and updated to include coverage of new legislation affecting business ethics, the most up-to-date examples, and the best practices of high-profile organizations. It also includes 20 original cases that are either new or updated. Packed with cases, exercises, simulations, and practice tests, BUSINESS ETHICS: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING AND CASES, Ninth Edition gives students an abundance of opportunities to master text material through hands-on application. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Implementing Models in Quantitative Finance: Methods and Cases

Implementing Models in Quantitative Finance: Methods and Cases

  • Author: Gianluca Fusai,Andrea Roncoroni
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540499596
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 607
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This book puts numerical methods in action for the purpose of solving practical problems in quantitative finance. The first part develops a toolkit in numerical methods for finance. The second part proposes twenty self-contained cases covering model simulation, asset pricing and hedging, risk management, statistical estimation and model calibration. Each case develops a detailed solution to a concrete problem arising in applied financial management and guides the user towards a computer implementation. The appendices contain "crash courses" in VBA and Matlab programming languages.

The Political Economy of East Asia

The Political Economy of East Asia

Regional and National Dimensions

  • Author: K. Cai
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230305229
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 261
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In a systematic study of the political economy of East Asia, Cai adopts an historical perspective alongside a contemporary focus, exploring East Asia's development since the late 19th century. Following similar paths to economic development, East Asian states have achieved economic success, integrating themselves into a regional economy.

A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis

A Stata® Companion to Political Analysis

  • Author: Philip H. Pollock III
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483370631
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
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With Philip Pollock's Third Edition of A Stata Companion to Political Analysis, students quickly learn Stata via step-by-step instruction, more than 50 exercises, customized datasets, annotated screen shots, boxes that highlight Stata's special capabilities, and guidance on using Stata to read raw data. This attractive and value-priced workbook, an ideal complement to Pollock’s Essentials of Political Analysis, is a must-have for any political science student working with Stata.

Narrative and Numbers

Narrative and Numbers

The Value of Stories in Business

  • Author: Aswath Damodaran
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231542747
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
  • View: 4186
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How can a company that has never turned a profit have a multibillion dollar valuation? Why do some start-ups attract large investments while others do not? Aswath Damodaran, finance professor and experienced investor, argues that the power of story drives corporate value, adding substance to numbers and persuading even cautious investors to take risks. In business, there are the storytellers who spin compelling narratives and the number-crunchers who construct meaningful models and accounts. Both are essential to success, but only by combining the two, Damodaran argues, can a business deliver and sustain value. Through a range of case studies, Narrative and Numbers describes how storytellers can better incorporate and narrate numbers and how number-crunchers can calculate more imaginative models that withstand scrutiny. Damodaran considers Uber's debut and how narrative is key to understanding different valuations. He investigates why Twitter and Facebook were valued in the billions of dollars at their public offerings, and why one (Twitter) has stagnated while the other (Facebook) has grown. Damodaran also looks at more established business models such as Apple and Amazon to demonstrate how a company's history can both enrich and constrain its narrative. And through Vale, a global Brazil-based mining company, he shows the influence of external narrative, and how country, commodity, and currency can shape a company's story. Narrative and Numbers reveals the benefits, challenges, and pitfalls of weaving narratives around numbers and how one can best test a story's plausibility.

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology

  • Author: Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier,Henry E. Brady,David Collier
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199286546
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 880
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The Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from major international scholars The Oxford Handbook of Political Methodology provides the key point of reference for anyone working throughout the discipline.

Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies

Structural change, fundamentals, and growth : a framework and case studies

  • Author: McMillan, Margaret ,Rodrik, Dani,Sepúlveda, Claudia
  • Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
  • ISBN: 0896292142
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
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Numerical Methods and Optimization in Finance

Numerical Methods and Optimization in Finance

  • Author: Manfred Gilli,Dietmar Maringer,Enrico Schumann
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0123756634
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 600
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This book describes computational finance tools. It covers fundamental numerical analysis and computational techniques, such as option pricing, and gives special attention to simulation and optimization. Many chapters are organized as case studies around portfolio insurance and risk estimation problems. In particular, several chapters explain optimization heuristics and how to use them for portfolio selection and in calibration of estimation and option pricing models. Such practical examples allow readers to learn the steps for solving specific problems and apply these steps to others. At the same time, the applications are relevant enough to make the book a useful reference. Matlab and R sample code is provided in the text and can be downloaded from the book's website. Shows ways to build and implement tools that help test ideas Focuses on the application of heuristics; standard methods receive limited attention Presents as separate chapters problems from portfolio optimization, estimation of econometric models, and calibration of option pricing models

Case in Point 10

Case in Point 10

Complete Case Interview Preparation

  • Author: Marc P. Cosentino
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780986370748
  • Category:
  • Page: 230
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Featuring the Ivy Case System - including a section on government and nonprofit cases.

Painting by Numbers

Painting by Numbers

How to Sharpen Your Bs Detector and Smoke Out the Experts

  • Author: Jason Makansi
  • Publisher: Layla Dog Press
  • ISBN: 9780998425900
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 196
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Winner of 2017 Independent Publishers IPPY GOLD and 2016 Foreword Reviews INDIE SILVER BETTER NUMERICAL LITERACY ISN'T JUST DESIRABLE; IT'S ESSENTIAL TO SUSTAINING A CIVIL, DEMOCRATIC, AND FREE SOCIETY In the public sphere, numbers are supposed to be more solid than words, less subjective. They are not. "The numbers don't lie," say experts. Yet they very often do. Numerical results are used to further the political, business, academic, and personal objectives of those who wield them. In PAINTING BY NUMBERS, you get wisdom, humor, and twelve commandments anyone can apply to separate numerical BS from valid results. It will raise your numerical literacy, and that of your friends, family, colleagues, and students. Even PhDs have called PAINTING BY NUMBERS a "refreshing refresher," and "something every literate person needs to understand." Given polling controversies in the recent election, vociferous debate over climate change, economic meltdowns caused by bogus and fraudulent financial models, medical and health trends driven by dubious results from trials, even sports now managed by "numbers guys," better numerical literacy isn't just desirable; it's essential to sustaining a civil, democratic, and free society.

Learning MySQL

Learning MySQL

  • Author: Seyed Tahaghoghi,Hugh E. Williams
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 0596008643
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 598
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Presents instructions on using MySQL, covering such topics as installation, querying, user management, security, and backups and recovery.

Numbers and Nerves

Numbers and Nerves

Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data

  • Author: Scott Slovic,Paul Slovic
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780870717765
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 238
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We live in the age of Big Data, awash in a sea of ever-expanding information--a constant deluge of facts, statistics, models, and projections. The human mind is quickly desensitized by information presented in the form of numbers, and yet many important social and environmental phenomena, ranging from genocide to global climate change, require quantitative description. The essays and interviews in Numbers and Nerves explore the quandary of our cognitive responses to quantitative information, while also offering compelling strategies for overcoming insensitivity to the meaning of such information. With contributions by journalists, literary critics, psychologists, naturalists, activists, and others, this book represents a unique convergence of psychological research, discourse analysis, and visual and narrative communication. At a time of unprecedented access to information, our society is frequently stymied in its efforts to react to the world's massive problems. Many of these problems are systemic, deeply rooted in seemingly intransigent cultural patterns and lifestyles. In order to sense the significance of these issues and begin to confront them, we must first understand the psychological tendencies that enable and restrict our processing of numerical information. Numbers and Nerves explores a wide range of psychological phenomena and communication strategies--fast and slow thinking, psychic numbing, pseudoinefficacy, the prominence effect, the asymmetry of trust, contextualized anecdotes, multifaceted mosaics of prose, and experimental digital compositions, among others--and places these in real-world contexts. In the past two decades, cognitive science has increasingly come to understand that we, as a species, think best when we allow numbers and nerves, abstract information and experiential discourse, to work together. This book provides a roadmap to guide that collaboration. It will be invaluable to scholars, educators, professional communicators, and anyone who struggles to grasp the meaning behind the numbers.

The R Book

The R Book

  • Author: Michael J. Crawley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118448960
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 1080
  • View: 7751
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Hugely successful and popular text presenting an extensive and comprehensive guide for all R users The R language is recognized as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages, enabling users to apply many statistical techniques that would be impossible without such software to help implement such large data sets. R has become an essential tool for understanding and carrying out research. This edition: Features full colour text and extensive graphics throughout. Introduces a clear structure with numbered section headings to help readers locate information more efficiently. Looks at the evolution of R over the past five years. Features a new chapter on Bayesian Analysis and Meta-Analysis. Presents a fully revised and updated bibliography and reference section. Is supported by an accompanying website allowing examples from the text to be run by the user. Praise for the first edition: ‘…if you are an R user or wannabe R user, this text is the one that should be on your shelf. The breadth of topics covered is unsurpassed when it comes to texts on data analysis in R.’ (The American Statistician, August 2008) ‘The High-level software language of R is setting standards in quantitative analysis. And now anybody can get to grips with it thanks to The R Book…’ (Professional Pensions, July 2007)

Basic Fluid Mechanics

Basic Fluid Mechanics

  • Author: C P Kothandaraman,R Rudramoorthy
  • Publisher: New Age International
  • ISBN: 9788122411966
  • Category:
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Case method research and case method application

Case method research and case method application

selected papers of the Sixth International Conference on Case Method Research and Case Method Application, May 22-24, 1989, Bentley College, Waltham, MA, U.S.A.

  • Author: Hans Emil Klein
  • Publisher: World Assn for Case Method
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 517
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