Sage for Undergraduates

Author: Gregory V. Bard

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470411113

Category: Mathematics

Page: 3520

View: 4165

As the open-source and free competitor to expensive software like MapleTM, Mathematica®, Magma, and MATLAB®, Sage offers anyone with access to a web browser the ability to use cutting-edge mathematical software and display his or her results for others, often with stunning graphics. This book is a gentle introduction to Sage for undergraduate students toward the end of Calculus II (single-variable integral calculus) or higher-level course work such as Multivariate Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, or Math Modeling. The book assumes no background in computer science, but the reader who finishes the book will have learned about half of a first semester Computer Science I course, including large parts of the Python programming language. The audience of the book is not only math majors, but also physics, engineering, finance, statistics, chemistry, and computer science majors.

The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education

Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry

Author: Clifton F. Conrad,Ronald C. Serlin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 141297335X

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 1716

The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Engaging Ideas and Enriching Inquiry, edited by Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin, invites and stimulates students, faculty, and policymakers to become more self-reflective in their inquiry. Placing the pursuit of ideas at the epicenter of research, distinguished K–12 and higher education scholars advance myriad ideas for enhancing educational inquiry, relying extensively on narratives, vignettes, and examples of key episodes in inquiry. These exemplars illuminate past, present, and emerging approaches across fields and domains of inquiry to research in education.

A Mathematical Primer for Social Statistics

Author: John Fox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412960800

Category: Mathematics

Page: 170

View: 2827

Beyond the introductory level, learning and effectively using statistical methods in the social sciences requires some knowledge of mathematics. This handy volume introduces the areas of mathematics that are most important to applied social statistics.

Einführung in die computerorientierte Mathematik mit Sage

Author: Thorsten Theobald,Sadik Iliman

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658104538

Category: Computers

Page: 195

View: 8720

Das an Studienanfänger der Mathematik gerichtete Lehrbuch bietet eine breit angelegte Einführung in verschiedene Facetten der computerorientierten Mathematik. Es ermöglicht eine frühzeitige und wertvolle Auseinandersetzung mit computerorientierten Methoden, Denkweisen und Arbeitstechniken innerhalb der Mathematik. Hierzu werden grundlegende mathematische Teilgebiete behandelt, die eine enge Beziehung zu computerorientierten Aspekten haben: Graphen, mathematische Algorithmen, Rekursionsgleichungen, computerorientierte lineare Algebra, Zahlen, Polynome und ihre Nullstellen. Anhand des mathematischen Kernstrangs werden Einblicke in die Modellierung, Analyse und algorithmische Aufbereitung fundamentaler mathematischer Sachverhalte gegeben. Eine Besonderheit des Buches ist die Verwendung des sich immer stärker in Forschung und Lehre verbreitenden, frei verfügbaren Software-Systems Sage. Das Buch eignet sich besonders gut zur Komplementierung der klassischen Grundvorlesungen in Analysis und linearer Algebra.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

Author: Frederick F. Wherry,Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 150630088X

Category: Social Science

Page: 1984

View: 1533

Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.

The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring

Author: David A. Clutterbuck,Frances K. Kochan,Laura Lunsford,Nora Dominguez,Julie Haddock-Millar

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526419122

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

View: 9267

The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring provides a scholarly, comprehensive and critical overview of mentoring theory, research and practice across the world. A team of internationally renowned and emerging contributors map out the key historical and contemporary research, before considering modern case study examples and future directions for the field. The chapters are organised into four parts: Part One: The Landscape of Mentoring Part Two: The Practice of Mentoring Part Three: The Context of Mentoring Part Four: Case Studies of Mentoring Around the Globe

Academic Writing and Grammar for Students

Author: Alex Osmond

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446290433

Category: Study Aids

Page: 216

View: 7100

Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today! 'Alex unpacks the complexities of language to provide sound advice on writing for university at all levels. The book ranges from basic grammar to more advanced examples such as the complexities of "hedging". The advice is well supported by examples from a range of disciplines.' - Dr Sue Tangney, Cardiff Metropolitan University 'This exciting new publication helps students understand the requirements of academic writing in today's world. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to all students.' - Penelope Hood, Anglia Ruskin University This handy guide shows you how to quickly get to grips with using academic English grammar and punctuation. Highlighting common grammar mistakes and how to avoid them, the author also shares a wealth of examples and advice from tutors from a range of subjects, enabling you to immediately improve your work at university. Inside, you'll find practical advice on: common mistakes punctuation conciseness proofreading referencing. All the advice has been tried and tested through workshops that the author runs with students. It is ideal for undergraduates on a wide range of courses, to help promote independent learning as well as practical writing skills. Personal tips and advice from the author online For additional resources and one-to-one advice from Alex 'like' his Facebook page Academic Writing and Grammar for Students: www.facebook.com/academicwritingandgrammarforstudents SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Business Research

A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Author: Jill Collis,Roger Hussey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137037482

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 9574

A practical, concise, straightforward guide. Covering the entire process from reviewing the literature to writing up results, it has balanced coverage of quantitative and qualitative methods and a popular troubleshooting section. It provides all the tools needed to embark on and complete successful research, underpinned by academic rigour.

Numerical Analysis Using Sage

Author: George A. Anastassiou,Razvan Mezei

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319167391

Category: Mathematics

Page: 314

View: 3700

This is the first numerical analysis text to use Sage for the implementation of algorithms and can be used in a one-semester course for undergraduates in mathematics, math education, computer science/information technology, engineering, and physical sciences. The primary aim of this text is to simplify understanding of the theories and ideas from a numerical analysis/numerical methods course via a modern programming language like Sage. Aside from the presentation of fundamental theoretical notions of numerical analysis throughout the text, each chapter concludes with several exercises that are oriented to real-world application. Answers may be verified using Sage. The presented code, written in core components of Sage, are backward compatible, i.e., easily applicable to other software systems such as Mathematica®. Sage is open source software and uses Python-like syntax. Previous Python programming experience is not a requirement for the reader, though familiarity with any programming language is a plus. Moreover, the code can be written using any web browser and is therefore useful with Laptops, Tablets, iPhones, Smartphones, etc. All Sage code that is presented in the text is openly available on SpringerLink.com.

Achieving Permanence for Older Children and Youth in Foster Care

Author: Benjamin Kerman,Madelyn Freundlich,Anthony Maluccio

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023151932X

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 4948

Through a novel integration of child welfare data, policy analysis, and evidence-informed youth permanency practice, the essays in this volume show how to achieve and sustain family permanence for older children and youth in foster care. Researchers examine what is known about permanency outcomes for youth in foster care, how the existing knowledge base can be applied to improve these outcomes, and the directions that future research should take to strengthen youth permanence practice and policy. Part 1 examines child welfare data concerning reunification, adoption, and relative custody and guardianship and the implications for practice and policy. Part 2 addresses law, regulation, court reform, and resource allocation as vital components in achieving and sustaining family permanence. Contributors examine the impact of policy change created by court reform and propose new federal and state policy directions. Part 3 outlines a range of practices designed to achieve family permanence for youth in foster care: preserving families through community-based services, reunification, adoption, and custody and guardianship arrangements with relatives. As growing numbers of youth continue to "age out" of foster care without permanent families, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers have increasingly focused on developing evidence-informed policies, practices, services and supports to improve outcomes for youth. Edited by leading professionals in the field, this text recommends the most relevant and effective methods for improving family permanency outcomes for older youth in foster care.

Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

The U.S. in Global Context

Author: Katherine S. van Wormer,Rosemary J. Link

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322424

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 3750

Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning

Author: Kylie Peppler

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483385205

Category: Education

Page: 1000

View: 6429

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning documents what the best research has revealed about out-of-school learning: what facilitates or hampers it; where it takes place most effectively; how we can encourage it to develop talents and strengthen communities; and why it matters. Key features include: Approximately 260 articles organized A-to-Z in 2 volumes available in a choice of electronic or print formats. Signed articles, specially commissioned for this work and authored by key figures in the field, conclude with Cross References and Further Readings to guide students to the next step in a research journey. Reader’s Guide groups related articles within broad, thematic areas to make it easy for readers to spot additional relevant articles at a glance. Detailed Index, the Reader’s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse in the electronic version. Resource Guide points to classic books, journals, and web sites, including those of key associations.

Making Supervision Work for You

A Student's Guide

Author: Jerry J Wellington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446247937

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5306

'Amongst the plethora of advice and guidance books and articles now available for postgraduate researchers, I would advise my students to select this one as providing insight not simply on what to do but also on why and how in relation to developing an effective working relationship with their supervisors. Since it addresses most of the new demands emerging in the doctoral world as well as those standard ones that have impacted previously, I would also recommend it to new or less experienced supervisors' - Professor Pam Denicolo, University of Reading Making Supervision Work For You discusses the entire supervision process from the student's perspective, as well as considering the supervisor's viewpoint and constraints. The author covers all phases of the student's 'journey', from induction through to final completion and examination of the thesis and the viva voce. The book illustrates many of the key issues in supervision by drawing upon extensive material from recent interviews with a range of supervisors and students. This book presents new ideas, regulations and codes of practice, and offers practical suggestions for students. It emphasizes students' experiences and needs, whilst also maintaining a focus on the supervisor's perspective and the demands of assessment at post-graduate level. The book is primarily aimed at Post-graduate students but will also be useful for undergraduates in their final year and equally for new or experienced supervisors. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Interpreting Qualitative Data

Methods for Analyzing Talk, Text and Interaction

Author: David Silverman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446200205

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 8577

In this exciting and major updating of one the most important textbooks for beginning qualitative researchers, David Silverman seeks to match the typical chronology of experience faced by the student-reader. Earlier editions of Interpreting Qualitative Data largely sought to provide material for students to answer exam questions, yet the undergraduate encounter with methods training is increasingly assessed by students doing their own research project. In this context, the objective of the Third Edition is to offer undergraduates the kind of hands-on training in qualitative research required to guide them through the process.

Studying and Learning at University

Vital Skills for Success in Your Degree

Author: Alan Pritchard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473902681

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 3575

Studying and Learning at University provides a concise and accessible introduction to the essential study skills for first-time undergraduates. Alan Pritchard focuses on the skills that every student will need to master to achieve success in their academic career. Practical, straight-forward advice is provided on subjects such as how to: approach learning use active reading techniques use computers and the internet to support academic study prepare for written assessment prepare and deliver presentations. This guide is essential reading for anyone new to study at undergraduate level. Students setting out on any undergraduate course will welcome the support and guideance provided here. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Doing Your Undergraduate Project

Author: Denis Reardon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446226964

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 2774

Doing Your Undergraduate Project is a practical step-by-step guide to managing and developing a successful undergraduate project. The book covers all aspects of project management, explaining in a clear and structured way how to undertake a project and helping readers to identify and acquire the necessary skills to plan and carry out the research and writing. This practical and concise book provides: Advice for preparing a project and choosing a topic Guidelines for writing a project proposal A checklist for planning A guide to producing a literature review Advice on choosing and implementing appropriate methodology An awareness of ethical issues Information for writing-up the report. Written in a lively and engaging manner, this detailed and accessible manual is an invaluable resource for students across the social sciences working on their undergraduate project. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!