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Sir Francis Galton, FRS (/ˈfrɑːnsɪs ˈɡɔːltən/; 16 February 1822 – 17 January 1911) was an English Victorian polymath: anthropologist, eugenicist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician, and statistician. He was knighted in 1909. Galton produced over 340 papers and books. He also created the statistical concept of correlation and widely promoted regression toward the mean. He was the first to apply statistical methods to the study of human differences and inheritance of intelligence, and introduced the use of questionnaires and surveys for collecting data on human communities, which he needed for genealogical and biographical works and for his anthropometric studies. He was a pioneer in eugenics, coining the term itself[1] and the phrase "nature versus nurture".[2] His book Hereditary Genius (1869) was the first social scientific attempt to study genius and greatness.[3] Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Louisa Jane Butler Middle years[edit] Francis Galton Francis Galton
ECONOMIC POWER AND THE CORRUPTION OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM – Censored Notebook Jeremy Cloward, Ph.D. Diablo Valley College “To understand what goes on in the world today, it is necessary to understand the economic [forces] that stand behind the political events.”[1] -Kwame Nkrumah, Leader of the Gold Coast & Ghana (1951-1966) Dr. Cambodia then entered into one of the darkest periods in human history. Today, it seems that the United States government has lost its “moral direction.” Throughout this time-period, government decision-making by each branch of government has shown a disregard (or lack of understanding) for the Constitution. “The president is to be commander in chief of the army and navy of the United States. In other words, congress was given the power to raise, fund and regulate the military while the president of the United States, by Constitutional configuration (Article II, Section II, Clause I), is only to be the “commander-in-chief” of the military “when called into the actual service” of the country. ECONOMIC POWER AND THE CORRUPTION OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM – Censored Notebook
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The Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation (EJISE) publishes research on topics relevant to Information Systems Evaluation, with an emphasis on the organisational and management implications. EJISE has published regular issues since 2003 and averages 2 or 3 issues per year. The journal contributes to the development of both the theory and practice of all aspects of IT/IS evaluation. The Editorial team considers academically robust papers and welcome empirical research, case studies, action research, theoretical discussions, literature reviews and other work which advances learning in this field. All papers are double-blind peer reviewed. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation is: Available from www.academic-bookshop.com is Ethics Protocols and Research Ethics Committees - Successfully Obtaining Approval for your Academic Research by Dan Remenyi, Nicola Swan and Ben Van Den Assem. Journal home Journal home
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101 Common Causes – Why Projects Fail 101 Common Causes – Why Projects Fail There are many causes of project failure and every failed project will have its own set of issues. Sometimes it is a single trigger event that leads to failure, but more often than not, it is a complex entwined set of problems that combine and cumulatively result in failure. Generally these issues fall into two categories. Based on reviews of the projects in the Catalogue of Catastrophe and discussion with more than 500 people involved in real life projects, the following list documents 101 of the most common mistakes that lead to, or contribute to, the failure of projects: Goal and vision Failure to understand the why behind the what results in a project delivering something that fails to meet the real needs of the organization (i.e. failure to ask or answer the question “what are we really trying to achieve?”) Leadership and governance Stakeholder engagement issues Team issues Requirements Issues Estimation Planning Risk management Architecture and design Quality Project tracking and management
An example of artificial vortex Nick created in a parking lot, because it was the only clear, level space. The camera has not moved in any direction from one photo to the next. Anomalous photograph of Nick and a light phenomenon in the crooked shack. River bends mirror each other in southern Oregon. This photo of Sedona shows numerous half circles... My home-made vortex, in my "Mad Scientist Lab" An idealized vortex, and the Oregon Vortex. Articles by Nick [Microsoft Word (*.doc) format]: Nick's "Resume". What is a Vortex? A list of Gravitational Mystery Spots, with notations by me. The Rule of 4.5: Certain universal measurements recur in nature and in vortexes. "The Norma Factor": Recent developments in magnet motor research. LINKS:Nick's Early Magnet Motor Research presented at International New Energy Conference in Salt Lake City in October 2001. Nick's publisher, Athenapolis.com Nick Nelson: Vortex Field Guide Nick Nelson: Vortex Field Guide
Nelson Vortex - 08/05/01 Nelson Vortex - 08/05/01 First, we need to clarify how to sense the motion of the magnet which Nick describes on; p. 232 - The most important thing I had to learn when I first started to play with magnets was to hold them loosely enough so the direction of their movement was conveyed to my hand, but tightly enough not to lose control of them. Most of the magnets I use are ceramic, and therefore are quite brittle. I have a large stack of broken ceramic magnets, because they 'got away' from me and hit the floor, or violently slammed into another magnet. p. 210 - One day an article in 'Science & Mechanics' magazine made me sit up straight in the chair. To make this model all that is needed is paper, scissors and tape. Then one day I found a package of BBs in my toolbox and decidced to give them a try. I considered what sort of design might best take advantage of the BBs, and it was through this exercise that I thought of arranging them on a ring of small disk magnets to utilize a mechanical tripping device.
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I have had experience implementing Summon in my previous institution and currently have some experience with EDS and Primo (Primo Central). The main thing that struck me is that while they have differences (eg. Default Primo interface is extremely customizable though requires lots of work to get it into shape, while Summon is pretty much excellent UI wise out of the box but less customizable, EDS is basically Summon but with tons of features already included in the UI), they pretty much have the same strengths and weaknesses via Google Scholar. So far, my experience with faculty here in my new institution is similar to that from my former's, more and more of them are shifting towards Google Scholar and even Google. Though Web scale discovery is our library's current closest attempt at mimicking Google Technology it is still different it is in the differences that Google Scholar shines. Why is Google Scholar, a daring of faculty? It is no surprise a jack of all trades tool comes out behind. Musings about librarianship: 5 things Google Scholar does better than your library discovery service Musings about librarianship: 5 things Google Scholar does better than your library discovery service
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Digital tools for researchers | Connected Researchers Digital tools for researchers | Connected Researchers Find out how digital tools can help you: Explore the literature(back to top) Here is a collection of digital tools that are designed to help researchers explore the millions of research articles available to this date. Search engines and curators help you to quickly find the articles you are interested in and stay up to date with the literature. Search engines and curators Article visualization Find and share data and code(back to top) Managing large sets of data and programing code is already unavoidable for most researchers. Connect with others(back to top) Research cannot stay buried in the lab anymore! Connect with experts and researchers Outreach Citizen science Crowdfunding At the bench and in the office(back to top) Here is a collection of tools that help researchers in their everyday tasks. Lab and project management Electronic lab notebook Outsourcing experiments Connected instrumentation Find and share samples Protocol repository Work with code Work with data Fundraising/Grantwriting Altmetrics
Could you imagine doing research without internet? Digital tools have made research practices easier for scientists and librarians. Here we have gathered for you some digital resources to help you conduct research more efficiently and creatively. 1. Social media Facebook and Twitter are the most popular social media platforms and can be used to share information and network with colleagues. With Figshare you can connect with other researchers by uploading any file format to be made visualisable in the browser so that your figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets can be disseminated. 2. Reference management tools help scholars to create and manage their lists of references for research projects. Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research. 3. If you need to edit images online without installing any software you can use SumoPaint. 4. Research4LifeFree Digital Tools for Researchers Research4LifeFree Digital Tools for Researchers
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A few weeks ago I (Jo Boaler) was working in my Stanford office when the silence of the room was interrupted by a phone call. A mother called me to report that her 5-year-old daughter had come home from school crying because her teacher had not allowed her to count on her fingers. This is not an isolated event—schools across the country regularly ban finger use in classrooms or communicate to students that they are babyish. This is despite a compelling and rather surprising branch of neuroscience that shows the importance of an area of our brain that “sees” fingers, well beyond the time and age that people use their fingers to count. In a study published last year, the researchers Ilaria Berteletti and James R. Booth analyzed a specific region of our brain that is dedicated to the perception and representation of fingers known as the somatosensory finger area. Give the students colored dots on their fingers and ask them to touch the corresponding piano keys: Math Teachers Should Encourage Their Students to Count Using Their Fingers in Class Math Teachers Should Encourage Their Students to Count Using Their Fingers in Class
Have you ever said or thought any of the following? “They just add all the numbers! It doesn’t matter what the problem says.” Then you might be interested in trying out numberless word problems with your students. In essence, numberless word problems are designed to provide scaffolding that allows students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the underlying structure of word problems. Get started by reading my initial post introducing numberless word problems. Problem Banks My latest endeavor is creating small banks of numberless word problems related to each of the CGI problem types. Addition and Subtraction Problem Types Multiplication and Division Problem Types Other Pumpkin-Themed Problems – Designed for grades 3-5Trick or Treat – Halloween-themed problem ideal for grades 4-5Three Problems – Each ends with a sample list of questions that could be asked about the situation. Blog Post Collection Would you like to hear how other educators have used numberless word problems? Numberless Word Problems | Teaching to the Beat of a Different Drummer
More Lessons Learned from Research, Volume 1 Edited by Edward A. Silver and Patricia Ann Kenney Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice in Today’s Mathematics Classroom What we discover in research should influence how we teach in our classrooms. To help teachers even more, these articles have been chosen for their relevance to the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice in the Common Core State Standards. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, approaches, and settings, including— a case study of a third-grade teacher who sought to create a math-talk learning community in an urban classroom;an examination of middle school students’ problem-solving behaviors from a reading comprehension perspective;a meta-analysis of the effects of calculator use in K–12 classrooms;an exploration of the strategies that high school geometry students employ when using a dynamic software program; andan analysis of a professional development initiative designed to help teachers select and implement cognitively challenging tasks.
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OpenData Maps, GIS & Geospatial Data - City of Spokane, Washington What IS GIS? A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a computer system capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations. Simply put, a GIS combines layers of information about a place to give you a better understanding of that place. The layers of information you combine depends on your purpose. Some common examples would include: finding the best location for a new store, analyzing environmental damage, viewing similar crimes in a city to detect a pattern, and so on. Internet Mapping The City of Spokane provides access to GIS and map information via the Internet through its interactive mapping tools. Printable Maps Official City Map (PDF 7.5 MB) Includes detailed street names and indexing, topography, parks, hydrography, and landmarks. This is not a legal document: The information and maps shown on this web site are compiled from various sources and subject to constant revision.
The KU Work Group offers a variety of publications to support the work of promoting community health and development. The selected articles and book chapters below illustrate our group's work in developing frameworks and practical methods for participatory evaluation, intervention research, and application with community initiatives. Community Health Assessments and Improvement Plans The Work Group employs a multi-method, collaborative approach to assessing community needs and resources and planning for community health improvement. Community Health Assessments Douglas County Community Health Assessment (pdf) Geary County Community Health Assessment (pdf) Wyandotte County Health Assessment Report (pdf) Community Health Improvement Plans Roadmap to a Healthier Douglas County (pdf) Frameworks and Models for Building Healthier Communities Building Healthy Communities[Citation] [PDF] Building Multisectoral Partnerships for Population Health and Health Equity[Citation] [PDF] Publications | Work Group for Community Health and Development
Looking forward Coming Soon - Stay tuned for a BIG announcement about an awesome project Jorge is working on! PHD Store - Our store was down for a while, but now it is back! Free excerpt from The PHD Movie 2! - Watch this free clip from the movie that Nature called "Astute, funny"! Watch the new movie! - The PHD Movie 2 screenings are in full swing! Filming is done! Coming to Campuses this Fall! The Science Gap - Watch Jorge's TEDx Talk:
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