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Educational Research: Pearson New International Edition

Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research

A practical, step-by-step core research text that balances coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods The clear and practical writing of Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research has made this book a favorite among instructors and students. In precise, step-by-step language the text helps students learn how to conduct, read, and evaluate research studies. Key updates for the 4th edition include expanded coverage of ethics and new research articles.

In precise, step-by-step language the text helps students learn how to conduct, read, and evaluate research studies. Key updates for the 4th edition include expanded coverage of ethics and new research articles.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology

Featuring a collection of original chapters by leading and emerging scholars, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology presents a comprehensive and balanced overview of the major topics and emerging trends in the discipline of sociology today. Features original chapters contributed by an international cast of leading and emerging sociology scholars Represents the most innovative and 'state-of-the-art' thinking about the discipline Includes a general introduction and section introductions with chapters summaries by the editor

Featuring a collection of original chapters by leading and emerging scholars, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology presents a comprehensive and balanced overview of the major topics and emerging trends in the discipline of sociology ...

Applied Mathematics

Praise for the Third Edition “Future mathematicians, scientists, and engineers should find the book to be an excellent introductory text for coursework or self-study as well as worth its shelf space for reference.” —MAA Reviews Applied Mathematics, Fourth Edition is a thoroughly updated and revised edition on the applications of modeling and analyzing natural, social, and technological processes. The book covers a wide range of key topics in mathematical methods and modeling and highlights the connections between mathematics and the applied and natural sciences. The Fourth Edition covers both standard and modern topics, including scaling and dimensional analysis; regular and singular perturbation; calculus of variations; Green’s functions and integral equations; nonlinear wave propagation; and stability and bifurcation. The book provides extended coverage of mathematical biology, including biochemical kinetics, epidemiology, viral dynamics, and parasitic disease. In addition, the new edition features: Expanded coverage on orthogonality, boundary value problems, and distributions, all of which are motivated by solvability and eigenvalue problems in elementary linear algebra Additional MATLAB® applications for computer algebra system calculations Over 300 exercises and 100 illustrations that demonstrate important concepts New examples of dimensional analysis and scaling along with new tables of dimensions and units for easy reference Review material, theory, and examples of ordinary differential equations New material on applications to quantum mechanics, chemical kinetics, and modeling diseases and viruses Written at an accessible level for readers in a wide range of scientific fields, Applied Mathematics, Fourth Edition is an ideal text for introducing modern and advanced techniques of applied mathematics to upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students in mathematics, science, and engineering. The book is also a valuable reference for engineers and scientists in government and industry.

Praise for the Third Edition “Future mathematicians, scientists, and engineers should find the book to be an excellent introductory text for coursework or self-study as well as worth its shelf space for reference.” —MAA Reviews ...

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation

Practicality is the hallmark of this new text that focuses on the process of launching a new business venture. It takes readers from stimulating creative thinking, to translating the entrepreneurial “spark” into a successful business, to making the transition from entrepreneur to manager and developing an exit strategy. Unlike some competitors, this book is not a modified small business text.Strong practicality—lots of “hands- on” tools readers can use to actually launch a business.

Unlike some competitors, this book is not a modified small business text.Strong practicality—lots of “hands- on” tools readers can use to actually launch a business.

WEB PROGRAMMING: BUILDING INTERNET APPLICATIONS, 3RD ED

Market_Desc: · Both undergraduate and masters course students taking modules with titles such as Website Development, Internet Programming, E-Commerce often found on Computing and New Media degrees at new/technical universities· Beginners, programmers moving to Web development· Professionals who want to improve their skills Special Features: · Multi-tool coverage of Dynamic HTML, XHTML, XML, Perl, CGI Scripts, JavaScript, and PHP avoids necessity of reading a book per application· The speed to revision is one of this books' strongest features ensuring the book is bang up-to-date and keeps pace with the ever changing web landscape· Practical and hands-on guidance is always backed up by strong examples· Paced for students with some, but not extensive, programming experience· Examples are plentiful, practical and well illustrated· Accompanying website provides more examples and links to useful online resources About The Book: This book teaches the essentials of working with the most important web technologies. From client development using HTML and Javascript, through to full server side applications written in ASP and Perl, the complete web system is shown. Concentrating on immediately useful code rather than theory, this is a how-to book for practical and project based courses. The technologies which are described in the book have stabilized over the last two years and become solid, well established parts of a programmer s toolkit.

Market_Desc: · Both undergraduate and masters course students taking modules with titles such as Website Development, Internet Programming, E-Commerce often found on Computing and New Media degrees at new/technical universities· Beginners ...