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Systems Methodology in Social Science Research

Systems Methodology in Social Science Research

Recent Developments

  • Author: R. Cavallo
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401732043
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 194
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From the beginning, the systems research movement has shown a high potential for offering a conceptual framework for the understanding of social systems. Much of this potential has been realized, but a major gap remains with regard to operational investigative aids. Developments of the last ten years with a method ological orientation and emphasis seem finally to be filling this gap. The purpose of this book is to describe the most advanced of these developments and to make them available to a wider audience. The emphasis is on developments that are primarily oriented toward interaction with expertise in the social sciences and that thus hold the most promise for social systems investigation. In particu lar, attempts have been made to provide substantiation and illustration of three main points: (1) the common motivation and essential integrability that systems research provides for developments and considerations along a very broad spec trum of interests; (2) the very diverse nature of the types and forms of considera tions that may be meaningfully integrated; and (3) the operational and usable nature that developments in systems methodology represent for research in the social sciences. The book is divided into three parts with a generally increasing degree of specificity. The first part (Chapters 1, 2, and 3) deals with foundational issues associated with modeling and methodology as areas worthy of study in their ix X PREFACE own right.

The Role of Systems Methodology in Social Science Research

The Role of Systems Methodology in Social Science Research

  • Author: R. Cavallo
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 940099236X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 202
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While general systems research has had a considerable impact on research in the social sciences, this impact has been mainly conceptual and has not served to provide the operational and methodological aids for research which are possible. In addition, many of those systems-oriented directions and results which do impact social science research have developed inde pendently and in piecemeal fashion in recent decades. The main develop ment of this book is a cohesive framework within which to integrate results of general systems research and which provides a means for the organiza tion of data and observations - and operational procedures by which to proceed - in the investigation and study of social and socio-technical systems. The book systematically develops in the first five chapters ail of the basic concepts and aspects which make up the framework, showing wherever possible the main sources of these concepts and placing them in historical perspective. The developments of the first five chapters are pulled together and integrated, in the last chapter, into a conceptual and operational general systems problem solving framework which extends the investiga tive capabilities of researchers of specific systems. The last chapter also contains an example of an overall investigation which utilizes the frame work and which proceeds from system definition through the derivation of explanatory knowledge regarding the object system and which illustrates in detail most of the concepts and elements of the framework.

Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

  • Author: W. Maxwell Cowan,Thomas M. Jessell,Stephen Lawrence Zipursky
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0195111664
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 563
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Comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative, this volume covers all the recent advances in understanding the early events of neural development at the molecular and cellular levels. The authors detail the applications of molecular genetic methods to the study of neural induction, neuronal phenotypes and processes, and the formation of specific patterns of connections. They analyze the new information generated through modern techniques for identifying, cloning, deleting and introducing specific genes, for labeling neuronal or glial precursors, and for imaging individual neurons or parts of neurons. Other chapters focus on the increasing use of a variety of model organisms: fruit flies, nematode worms, zebra fish, xenopus frogs, chicks, and mice. The improved conservation of DNA and protein sequences, and the availability of gene and protein databases have made it possible to rapidly identify gene homologues in organisms sometimes separated by hundreds of millions of years of evolution. This volume features several chapters co-authored by investigators one of whom works on vertebrates and the other on invertebrates. They demonstrate clearly that although the nervous systems of a fruit fly and a mouse, for example, are quite different in appearance and organization, many of the same molecular players and cellular processes are involved in their assembly. Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development will be of great practical interest to researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in developmental, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and neuroscience.

Regional Research Frontiers - Vol. 2

Regional Research Frontiers - Vol. 2

Methodological Advances, Regional Systems Modeling and Open Sciences

  • Author: Randall Jackson,Peter Schaeffer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319505904
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 306
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This is the second volume in a two-part series on frontiers in regional research. It identifies methodological advances as well as trends and future developments in regional systems modelling and open science. Building on recent methodological and modelling advances, as well as on extensive policy-analysis experience, top international regional scientists identify and evaluate emerging new conceptual and methodological trends and directions in regional research. Topics such as dynamic interindustry modelling, computable general equilibrium models, exploratory spatial data analysis, geographic information science, spatial econometrics and other advanced methods are the central focus of this book. The volume provides insights into the latest developments in object orientation, open source, and workflow systems, all in support of open science. It will appeal to a wide readership, from regional scientists and economists to geographers, quantitatively oriented regional planners and other related disciplines. It offers a source of relevant information for academic researchers and policy analysts in government, and is also suitable for advanced teaching courses on regional and spatial science, economics and political science.

Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems

Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems

  • Author: Mora, Manuel
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466601809
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 512
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Philosophical paradigms, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies make up the answering and problem solving systems that define current research approaches. While there are multiple research method books, the subject lacks an update and integrated source of reference for graduate courses. Research Methodologies, Innovations and Philosophies in Software Systems Engineering and Information Systems aims to advance scientific knowledge on research approaches used in systems engineering, software engineering, and information systems and to update and integrate disperse and valuable knowledge on research approaches. This aims to be a collection of knowledge for PhD students, research-oriented faculty, and instructors of graduate courses.

Handbook Of Nanobiomedical Research: Fundamentals, Applications And Recent Developments (In 4 Volumes)

Handbook Of Nanobiomedical Research: Fundamentals, Applications And Recent Developments (In 4 Volumes)

  • Author: Torchilin Vladimir P
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9814520667
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 2352
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This book consists of 4 volumes containing about 70 chapters covering all the major aspects of the growing area of nanomedicine. Leading scientists from 15 countries cover all major areas of nanobiomedical research — materials for nanomedicine, application of nanomedicine in therapy of various diseases, use of nanomedicines for diagnostic purposes, technology of nanomedicines, and new trends in nanobiomedical research.This is the first detailed handbook specifically addressing various aspects of nanobiomedicine. Readers are treated to cutting-edge research and the newest data from leading researchers in this area.

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology

  • Author: Harry T. Reis,Charles M. Judd
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139867369
  • Category: Psychology
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This indispensable sourcebook covers conceptual and practical issues in research design in the field of social and personality psychology. Key experts address specific methods and areas of research, contributing to a comprehensive overview of contemporary practice. This updated and expanded second edition offers current commentary on social and personality psychology, reflecting the rapid development of this dynamic area of research over the past decade. With the help of this up-to-date text, both seasoned and beginning social psychologists will be able to explore the various tools and methods available to them in their research as they craft experiments and imagine new methodological possibilities.

Dynamic systems theory and embodiment in psychotherapy research. A new look at process and outcome

Dynamic systems theory and embodiment in psychotherapy research. A new look at process and outcome

  • Author: Sergio Salvatore,Wolfgang Tschacher,Omar Carlo Gioacchino Gelo,Sabine C Koch
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • ISBN: 2889197808
  • Category:
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In an attempt to cease from reducing the world and its (emergent) phenomena to linear modeling and analytic dissection, Dynamic Systems Theories (DST) and Embodiment theories and methods aim at accounting for the complex, dynamic, and non-linear phenomena that we constantly deal with in psychology. For instance, DST and Embodiment can enrich psychology’s understanding of the communicative process both in clinical and non-clinical settings. In psychotherapy, an important amount of research has shown that – next to other ingredients – the therapeutic relationship is the most important active factor contributing to psychotherapy outcome. These findings give communication a central role in the psychotherapy process. In the traditional view, the underlying model of understanding psychotherapy processes is that of a number of components summatively coming together enabling us to make a linear causal prediction. Yet, communication is inherently dynamic. A shift to viewing the communication process in psychotherapy as a field dynamic phenomenon helps us to take into account nonlinear phenomena, such as feedback processes within and between persons. We thus propose an embodied enactive dynamic systems view as a new theoretical and methodological perspective that can more realistically capture what happens among and between two persons in psychotherapy. This view reaches beyond the current narrow model of psychotherapy research. DST and Embodied Enactive Approaches can offer solutions to the loss of non-linear phenomena, the complex dynamics of reality, and the holistic level of analysis. DST and Embodied Enactive Approaches have developed not in a single discipline but in a joined movement based on various fields such as physics, biology, robotics, anthropology, philosophy, linguistics, neuroscience, and psychology, and have only recently entered clinical theorizing. The two new paradigms have already triggered a rethinking of the therapeutic exchange by recognizing the embodied nature of psychological and communicative phenomena. Their integration opens up a promising scenario in the field of psychotherapy research, developing new, profoundly transdisciplinary, theoretical concepts, methodologies, and standards of knowledge. The notion of field dynamics enables us to account for the role of the communicational context in the regulation of intra-psychological processes, while at the same time avoiding the pitfalls of an ontologization of the hierarchy of systemic organization. Moreover, the new approach implements methodological strategies that can transcend the conventional opposition between idiographic and nomothetic sciences.

Proceedings of the VIth International Congress on Hazelnut

Proceedings of the VIth International Congress on Hazelnut

Tarragona-Reus, Spain, June, 14-18, 2004

  • Author: International Society for Horticultural Science. Section Nuts and Mediterranean Climate Fruits,International Society for Horticultural Science. Working Group on Hazelnut
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Corylus
  • Page: 676
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At the Crossroads: Lessons and Challenges in Computational Social Science

At the Crossroads: Lessons and Challenges in Computational Social Science

  • Author: Javier Borge-Holthoefer,Yamir Moreno,Taha Yasseri
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • ISBN: 288945021X
  • Category:
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The interest of physicists in economic and social questions is not new: for over four decades, we have witnessed the emergence of what is called nowadays “sociophysics” and “econophysics”, vigorous and challenging areas within the wider “Interdisciplinary Physics”. With tools borrowed from Statistical Physics and Complexity, this new area of study have already made important contributions, which in turn have fostered the development of novel theoretical foundations in Social Science and Economics, via mathematical approaches, agent-based modelling and numerical simulations. From these foundations, Computational Social Science has grown to incorporate as well the empirical component --aided by the recent data deluge from the Web 2.0 and 3.0--, closing in this way the experiment-theory cycle in the best tradition of Physics.

New Frontiers in Human-robot Interaction

New Frontiers in Human-robot Interaction

  • Author: Kerstin Dautenhahn,Joe Saunders
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9027204551
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 332
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Human–Robot Interaction (HRI) considers how people can interact with robots in order to enable robots to best interact with people. HRI presents many challenges with solutions requiring a unique combination of skills from many fields, including computer science, artificial intelligence, social sciences, ethology and engineering. We have specifically aimed this work to appeal to such a multi-disciplinary audience. This volume presents new and exciting material from HRI researchers who discuss research at the frontiers of HRI. The chapters address the human aspects of interaction, such as how a robot may understand, provide feedback and act as a social being in interaction with a human, to experimental studies and field implementations of human–robot collaboration ranging from joint action, robots practically and safely helping people in real world situations, robots helping people via rehabilitation and robots acquiring concepts from communication. This volume reflects current trends in this exciting research field.

Recent Developments In Plasmon-supported Raman Spectroscopy: 45 Years Of Enhanced Raman Signals

Recent Developments In Plasmon-supported Raman Spectroscopy: 45 Years Of Enhanced Raman Signals

  • Author: Kneipp Katrin,Tian Zhongqun,Ozaki Yukihiro
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 1786344254
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 512
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Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) might be one of the most impressive effects to demonstrate the power of plasmonic approaches in spectroscopy and became one of the "triggers" for the rapidly emerging field of plasmonics. This book provides a review of some recent developments in SERS, such as tip enhanced Raman scattering (TERS), reports new experimental observations, sophisticated new SERS-active structures and substrates, new theoretical insight to explain the effect as well as exciting applications in various fields such as analytical science, biomedicine and nanotechnology. Written for graduate students and established researchers looking for inspiration for future work, its interdisciplinary nature makes the book suitable for readers in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, nanotechnology and materials science. Contents: Nanoplasmonics Fundamentals and Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering as a Physical Phenomenon (Mark I Stockman)Frontiers in Electromagnetic Mechanism Of SERS (Tamitake Itoh)Plasmon-Supported Two-Photon Excited Vibrational Sensing and Imaging (Janina Kneipp and Katrin Kneipp)Plasmonically Enhanced Elastic and Inelastic Light Scattering for Real-Time Study of Molecular Cell Functions (Sajanlal R Panikkanvalappil and Mostafa A El-Sayed)Deep-Ultraviolet Surface- and Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (Atsushi Taguchi)Lithographically Prepared SERS-Active Substrates with Well-Defined Gaps Below 1nm (Kenneth Crozier and Wenqi Zhu)Hierarchical Porous Plasmonic Nanostructures as New SERS Substrates with Ultra-High Reproducibility and Sensitivity (Dang Yuan Lei)Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (Jian-Feng Li, Rajapandiyan Panneerselvam and Zhong-Qun Tian)Ultra-High Vacuum Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (Naihao Chiang, Guillaume Goubert, Eric A Pozzi, Michael O McAnally, Craig Chapman, Nan Jiang, George C Schatz and Richard P Van Duyne)Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Surface and Interface Analysis (Jin-Hui Zhong, Xiang Wang, Teng-Xiang Huang, Sheng-Chao Huang and Bin Ren)Tip-Enhanced Raman Scattering in Liquid/Solution (Prompong Pienpinijtham and Yukihiro Ozaki)Tip-Enhanced Raman Scattering of Nanocarbons (Sanpon Vantasin, Yoshito Okuno, Yuika Saito and Yukihiro Ozaki)Chemical Identification by Sub-Nanometer Resolved Single-Molecule Raman Scattering (Yao Zhang, Yang Zhang, Zhenchao Dong and Jianguo Hou)SERS Theory: The Chemical Effect of Rhodamine 6G Adsorption on Silver Surfaces on Its Raman Spectrum (Lindsey R Madison, Mark A Ratner and George C Schatz)Graphene-Enhanced Raman Scattering (GERS): Chemical Effect (Xi Ling, Shengxi Huang, Jing Kong and Mildred Dresselhaus)Charge-Transfer-Induced Enhancement of Raman Scattering Based on Semiconductors (Wei Ji, Xiao Xia Han and Bing Zhao) Readership: Graduate students and established researchers looking for inspiration for future work in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, nanotechnology and materials science. Keywords: Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering;SERS;Analytical Chemistry;Spectroscopy;Plasmon-Supported Raman SpectroscopyReview:0

New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons Research

  • Author: Pier Francesco Ferrari,Giacomo Rizzolatti
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 0199686157
  • Category: Mirror neurons
  • Page: 408
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The discovery of mirror neurons caused a revolution in neuroscience and psychology. Nevertheless, because of their profound impact within life sciences, mirror neuron are still the subject of numerous debates concerning their origins and their functions. With more than 20 years of research in this area, it is timely to synthesise the expanding literature on this topic. New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advances in mirror neurons research - accessible both to experts and to non-experts. In the book, leading scholars draw on the latest research to examine methodological approaches, theoretical implications, and the latest findings on mirror neurons research. A broad range of topics are covered within the book: basic findings and new concepts in action-perception theory, functional properties and evolution, development, and clinical implications. In particular, the last two sections of the book outline the importance of the plasticity and development of the mirror neuron system. This knowledge will be key in future research for helping us understand possible disorders associated with impairments in the mirror neurons system, as well as in helping us design new therapeutic tools for interventions within the field of neurodevelopmental disorders and in neurorehabilitation. New Frontiers in Mirror Neurons is an exciting new work for neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers of mind.

Code International de Nomenclature Zoologique

Code International de Nomenclature Zoologique

  • Author: W. D. L. Ride
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780853010036
  • Category: Animals
  • Page: 338
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Basic and Applied General Systems Research

Basic and Applied General Systems Research

A Bibliography, 1977-1984

  • Author: Robert Trappl
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 348
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Frontiers in Fractional Calculus

Frontiers in Fractional Calculus

  • Author: Sachin Bhalekar
  • Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
  • ISBN: 1681085992
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 381
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This book brings together eleven topics on different aspects of fractional calculus in a single volume. It provides readers the basic knowledge of fractional calculus and introduces advanced topics and applications. The information in the book is presented in four parts: Fractional Diffusion Equations: (i) solutions of fractional diffusion equations using wavelet methods, (ii) the maximum principle for time fractional diffusion equations, (iii) nonlinear sub-diffusion equations. Mathematical Analysis: (i) shifted Jacobi polynomials for solving and identifying coupled fractional delay differential equations, (ii) the monotone iteration principle in the theory of Hadamard fractional delay differential equations, (iii) dynamics of fractional order modified Bhalekar-Gejji System, (iv) Grunwald-Letnikov derivatives. Computational Techniques: GPU computing of special mathematical functions used in fractional calculus. Reviews: (i) the popular iterative method NIM, (ii) fractional derivative with non-singular kernels, (iii) some open problems in fractional order nonlinear system This is a useful reference for researchers and graduate level mathematics students seeking knowledge about of fractional calculus and applied mathematics.

Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience

Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience

Research Frontiers in the US and China

  • Author: Mei-Po Kwan,Douglas Richardson,Donggen Wang,Chenghu Zhou
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9401792054
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 412
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Space-time analysis is a rapidly growing research frontier in geography, GIS, and GIScience. Advances in integrated GPS/GIS technologies, the availability of large datasets (over time and space), and increased capacity to manage, integrate, model and visualize complex data in (near) real time, offer the GIS and geography communities extraordinary opportunities to begin to integrate sophisticated space-time analysis and models in the study of complex environmental and social systems, from climate change to infectious disease transmission. This volume specifically focuses on research frontiers, comparative research, and research and application interactions in this field in the US and China, arguably the two most dynamic loci for this work today. The contributions to this book, by top researchers in China and the US, productively highlight the differences and similarities in approaches and directions for space-time analysis in the two countries. In light of the recent rapid progress in GIScience research on space-time integration in both countries, the book’s focus on research frontiers in these two countries will attract great interest in both countries and in other parts of the world as well as among related disciplines. In addition, the book also explores the impact of collaborative research and publications underway in this area between the US and China and will provide an overview of these collaborative efforts and programs. This book will not only be of interest to university-based GIS researchers and students, but also to those interested in this new area of research and applications like researchers and developers in business, internet mapping and GIS and location based services (LBS).

SAS2 Social Analysis Systems

SAS2 Social Analysis Systems

A Guide to Collaborative Inquiry and Social Engagement

  • Author: Jacques M Chevalier,Daniel J Buckles
  • Publisher: IDRC
  • ISBN: 8178298902
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 315
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SAS2 Social Analysis Systems offers a new approach to creating and using knowledge for the common good. Its purpose is to broaden and deepen the range of concepts, tools, and transferable skills to support dialogue and democratic engagement in the sphere of knowledge. The materials presented in the guide support a shift towards flexibly-structured processes to engage people in inquiry sustained by experience, adapted to context, and responsive to important needs. This approach bridges the gap between conventional inquiry based on ‘hard evidence’ and participatory methods that emphasize ‘building consensus’ at any cost.

New Frontiers in Information and Production Systems Modelling and Analysis

New Frontiers in Information and Production Systems Modelling and Analysis

Incentive Mechanisms, Competence Management, Knowledge-based Production

  • Author: Przemysław Różewski,Dmitry Novikov,Natalia Bakhtadze,Oleg Zaikin
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319233386
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 268
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This book demonstrates how to apply modern approaches to complex system control in practical applications involving knowledge-based systems. The dimensions of knowledge-based systems are extended by incorporating new perspectives from control theory, multimodal systems and simulation methods. The book is divided into three parts: theory, production system and information system applications. One of its main focuses is on an agent-based approach to complex system analysis. Moreover, specialised forms of knowledge-based systems (like e-learning, social network, and production systems) are introduced with a new formal approach to knowledge system modelling. The book, which offers a valuable resource for researchers engaged in complex system analysis, is the result of a unique cooperation between scientists from applied computer science (mainly from Poland) and leading system control theory researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print

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  • Category: American literature
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