AWE App @ UCL Survey of English Usage Available for: iPhone 3-6, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini. Also on Google Play for Android. Published by UCL Business PLC Apple >> AWE Android >> AWE >> Support >> FAQ >> Feedback >> Facebook In Experiments We Trust: From Intuit to Harrah’s Casinos Regular readers of MIT Sloan Management Review will recognize the name Gary Loveman. Loveman earned a Ph.D. in economics at MIT and went on to become CEO, president, and chairman of Caesars Entertainment, owner of Harrah's casinos and other resorts worldwide. In MIT circles, Loveman is famous for saying that while theft is a firing offense at Caesars, so too is running an experiment without a control group. (See our conversation from last April with MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson, “The 4 Ways IT is Driving Innovation.”)
Beyond Mapping: Compilation of 25 Years of Essays and Activities about GIS The Beyond Mapping Compilation Series of the 25-year run of the “Beyond Mapping” column by Dr. Joseph K. Berry in GeoWorld is finally “soup.” The nearly 1000 pages and more than 750 figures in the Series provide a comprehensive and longitudinal perspective of the underlying concepts, considerations, issues and evolutionary development of modern geotechnology, including remote sensing, GIS, and GPS. Beyond Mapping: Compilation of Essays and Activities in Geotechnologies. The Series is organized into four online books (with hard copy options), each containing an Introduction, Ten Topics, Epilogue, and Further Readings with links to online support materials including additional online readings, color graphics files, instructor materials, and software for “hands-on” exercises that are cross-referenced to the topics.
How to Create a Bibliography in Google Documents As I do every year, I am taking this week to relax, recharge, and ski with friends. While I'm away I will be re-running the most popular posts of the year. This was the third most popular post in March, 2014. One of the most useful new Add-ons for Google Documents is the EasyBib Bibliography Creator. Academic Writing:Words:Hints for formal words Hints for choosing more formal words In academic writing you should aim to be succinct, thus: 1. When picking a word, choose the most relevant and specific one for the point you wish to make; for example: (match the colours across the examples to see the alternative words)
Understanding Science: An overview To understand what science is, just look around you. What do you see? Perhaps, your hand on the mouse, a computer screen, papers, ballpoint pens, the family cat, the sun shining through the window …. Science is, in one sense, our knowledge of all that — all the stuff that is in the universe: from the tiniest subatomic particles in a single atom of the metal in your computer's circuits, to the nuclear reactions that formed the immense ball of gas that is our sun, to the complex chemical interactions and electrical fluctuations within your own body that allow you to read and understand these words. But just as importantly, science is also a reliable process by which we learn about all that stuff in the universe.
ProfHacker [This is a guest post by Stephanie Kingsley. She holds a Master's in English literature from the University of Virginia, where she specialized in 19th-century American literature and textual studies. She was one of this year's Scholars' Lab's Praxis Fellows, and she plans to work in digital editing, publishing, and project management.
EASE Toolkit for Authors Guidelines and Resources for Scientific Writing & Publishing for early career and less experienced researchers This Toolkit is designed to help published and unpublished researchers become respected members of the international scientific community by improving their ability to publish articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. It was prepared particularly for junior researchers from non-English speaking, or developing countries and aims to increase authors’ confidence in writing and submitting articles. It consists of 14 modules, each phrased in terms of a key need (e.g., how to identify the most appropriate journal for a paper, how to prepare a publishable manuscript and how to negotiate the peer review process). Some modules also suggest resources from a variety of books, articles, websites and other sources.
2 April 2009 - Robot scientist becomes first machine to discover new scientific knowledge Related links External links Share this page: Sets a cookie Association of American Colleges & Universities A Brief Overview Excerpt from High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter, by George D. Kuh (AAC&U, 2008) Chart of High-Impact Practices (pdf) Understanding Research Methods - University of London About this course: This MOOC is about demystifying research and research methods. It will outline the fundamentals of doing research, aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level. It places the student experience at the centre of our endeavours by engaging learners in a range of robust and challenging discussions and exercises befitting SOAS, University of London's status as a research-intensive university and its rich research heritage.