Research Methods: Functional Skills by James H Cauraugh

>> Saturday, June 21, 2014


This eBook describes the principles and concepts for planning and conducting research. Topics include critical thinking, scientific problem solving, experimental designs, methods, statistical analyses, and interpreting findings. Knowing how and when to apply the topics shows functional skills in complex reasoning. Increase your research methods knowledge and make evidence-based decisions.



Teaching research methods for 25 years provided the author with insights into effective ways to engage both enthusiastic and reluctant students in the games that scientists play. Many students are challenged to learn a new language dedicated to communicating and interacting on research method topics with both rudimentary and expert scientists. Consistent with Pink’s motivational research book (Drive, 2009), students excel when they have a purpose, master the knowledge base, and are given autonomy to use the information. This eBook describes the principles, concepts, and procedures for planning and conducting research. The easy to read writing style covers a broad knowledge base and integrates many of the concepts with real world empirical examples. Acquiring the functional skills necessary to become an independent, critically thinking scientist is a worthy purpose. Extensive discussions include science, variability, experimental design, statistics, and relevant rules for proceeding from sitting on the bench to being a player in science. Research methods mastery comes from intense learning of the specific information and extensive practice situations to develop expertise. Indeed, reading, writing, and reciting the rules involved in scientific problem solving, designing sound experiments, analyzing data appropriately, and examining internally valid and invalid conclusions contributes to mastery. Once students are able to apply the knowledge, write coherent reviews evaluating the literature, determine causal relationships leading to evidence-based decision-making, then autonomy is apparent. Reading and studying this research methods eBook will help you become a productive member and consumer of science.



Increasing your knowledge on the rules for planning and conducting experiments is important for all types of academic majors. Students from applied physiology and kinesiology, exercise science, exercise physiology, motor behavior, sport psychology, sport management, physical therapy, and occupational therapy readily acquired and used this knowledge. This eBook focuses on causes and effects as the most important for advancing science, whereas threats to internal validity are potential confounds. Minimizing threats to internal validity should be a primary goal in selecting an appropriate experimental design as well as considering appropriate statistical analyses. Thus, engage in research methods, develop functional skills, and become fulfilled.






About James H Cauraugh


James Cauraugh, Ph.D., is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida. His teaching in the department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology has included both undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods, statistics, and motor learning/control as well as mentoring students toward their degrees. An active researcher throughout his career, his focused line of research investigates an important health care and society issue: post stroke motor control in individuals with chronic hemiparesis in their impaired arm. His research explored theoretically sound motor learning and control variables that influence stroke motor recovery progress and has produced an h-index of 23 and a g-index of 48. Four grants from the American Heart Association and one from the National Institutes of Health have funded his work. He has served as a grant reviewer for: (a) NIH Study Section; Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Sciences, (b) American Heart Association, (c) United Kingdom Stroke Association, and (d) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Dr. Cauraugh serves on three journal editorial boards, is an ad hoc reviewer for 12 other journals, and is a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology.






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Unique Ability: Creating the Life You Want by Catherine Nomura

>> Tuesday, June 17, 2014


by Catherine Nomura & Julia Waller.

What would your life be like if you could get to the essence of who you are and what you’re about? What if you could focus on doing what you’re best at and love to do most? This book contains a complete process that will help you identify your Unique Ability, then immediately put it to work in your life.








About Catherine Nomura


Catherine Nomura has spent more than 15 years helping entrepreneurial individuals and organizations grow through coaching, consulting, strategic planning, and product development. She joined Strategic Coach® in 1998 with a master's degree in development studies, an MBA in entrepreneurship, and a passion for promoting entrepreneurial thinking as a way for people to take control of their futures. A member of the company's core strategic leadership team, Catherine envisions and guides the creation of new products, strategic relationships, and forms of communication to spread Strategic Coach wisdom to new audiences. She is co-author of The Laws of Lifetime Growth, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, and Unique Ability®: Creating The Life You Want.






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Bitten (A Reflections Series Bundle) by Dean Murray

>> Monday, June 16, 2014


Some stories are too big for one timeline.



Continue the action-packed love story started in Dean Murray's first two Reflections novels, Broken and Torn. Bitten is a boxed set of the next 6 titles in the Reflections universe plus Longing, a bonus short story.

Combined, the titles in this boxed set have more than 270 five-star reviews and now for the first time ever they are available in one book.



Some stories are too big for one timeline.



Continue the action-packed love story started in Dean Murray's first two Reflections novels, Broken and Torn. Bitten is a boxed set of the next 6 titles in the Reflections universe plus Longing, a bonus short story.



Combined, the titles in this boxed set have more than 270 five-star reviews and now for the first time ever they are available in one volume with a special price that is 37% off of the normal cost.



In Bitten you'll get:



Splintered (Reflections Volume 3)

Most girls would have killed to be in Adri’s shoes, in fact several people think that’s exactly what she did. Of course life with a pack of shape shifters isn’t quite what she expected. The time with Alec is great, but now that the rival pack is out of the picture, Alec’s wolves are all starting to turn on each other, and Adri is finding there is less and less she can do to help hold the pack together.



Alec’s determination to keep her at arm’s length physically is just as frustrating as always, but his ongoing refusal to explain the larger world the pack is operating in is starting to become more than just something that keeps Adri up at night. It’s starting to look like something that could get them all killed.



Intrusion (Reflection Volume 4)

Jess awoke to a world she doesn’t really understand, hounded by impulses that are quite literally more than any human could be expected to control.



It’s painfully evident that her friends and family are doing everything they can to help her regain her footing, but she can’t help resenting the fact that none of them lost as deeply as she lost in their last confrontation with the Coun’hij.



More than anything she wants to turn to Alec for help. The alpha of the pack should be a constant source of strength and reassurance, but in his own way he’s nearly as damaged as she is. What’s worse, a new threat has just arrived in Sanctuary and Jess is starting to wonder if Alec will sacrifice her as the weakest link in a crippled pack.



Bitten also includes:

Numb (Reflections Volume 4.5)

Trapped (Reflections Volume 5)

Forsaken (Reflections Volume 6)

Scent of Tears (A Reflections Short Story)

Longing






About Dean Murray


Dean started reading seriously in the second grade due to a competition and has spent most of the subsequent three decades lost in other people's worlds. After reading several local libraries more or less dry of sci-fi and fantasy, he started spending more time wandering around worlds of his own creation to avoid the boredom of the 'real' world.



Things worsened, or improved depending on your point of view, when he first started experimenting with writing while finishing up his accounting degree. These days Dean has a wonderful wife and daughter to keep him rather more grounded, but the idea of bringing others along with him as he meets interesting new people in universes nobody else has ever seen tends to drag him back to his computer on a fairly regular basis.






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The Silver Siren by Chanda Hahn

>> Sunday, June 15, 2014


Every journey has an end.

Unable to find the answers she sought in Skyfell, Thalia, Joss, and Kael travel to Haven with a prisoner in tow. An attack on the road waylays their plans, and Thalia finds herself traveling alone with Kael to the hidden sanctuary of the SwordBrothers.

But war is on the horizon and the Raven is amassing his army. This time, t



Every journey has an end.

Unable to find the answers she sought in Skyfell, Thalia, Joss, and Kael travel to Haven with a prisoner in tow. An attack on the road waylays their plans, and Thalia finds herself traveling alone with Kael to the hidden sanctuary of the SwordBrothers.

But war is on the horizon and the Raven is amassing his army. This time, the target is not Calandry, but the Sirens of Sinnedor. When family ties are revealed, Thalia must choose sides. Desperate to break the final seal on her power and save those she loves, will Thalia willingly taste the bitter pain of the iron butterfly machine one final time?






About Chanda Hahn


Chanda Hahn takes her experience as a children's pastor, children's librarian and bookseller to write compelling and popular fiction for teens.

She was born in Seattle, WA, grew up in Nebraska and currently resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and their twin children; Aiden and Ashley.






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Create the High Performance Sales Environment® by Bob Junke


Create the High Performance Sales Environment® provides Sales Executives, Sales Managers, and aspiring Sales Managers with a systematic approach to help them drive sustained, metric-based performance improvement from the top-down.



Create the High Performance Sales Environment® provides Sales Executives and Sales Managers with a systematic approach to help them drive sustained, metric-based performance improvement from the top-down.



Bob Junke, the Founder and CEO of Adventace®, wrote this book because of his passion to help Sales Management run highly effective sales operations. He applies his 25+ years of experience working with Sales Management teams from hundreds of companies across North America, Europe, the Asia/Pacific Region, and South America. The objective of the book is to empower Sales Executives, Sales Managers, and aspiring Sales Managers by giving them a proven set of processes, tools, and metrics, along with the identification of key functions that automation should provide. The result is that they are better able to drive their sales operations and create proactive sales cultures.



Complementing his “how to” analysis, Bob interweaves entertaining, highly relevant, and often humorous real-life experiences, all of which provide important lessons about how to Create the High Performance Sales Environment®.



Here is what other Sales Executives have said:



I highly recommend this book for any Sales Executive or Sales Manager. As an early adopter of Bob’s processes and tools prior to joining EMC, I can attest that they work well in the field, and he has continued to hone them through his work with clients globally. This unique book will empower Sales Management by providing the roadmap needed to create a proactive sales culture. A must read!



* David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure, EMC Corporation



I was one of Bob's first clients. It was my first senior management position and I really wanted to standardize the way we sold and managed. I interviewed all the leaders in this field. Bob Junke was selected because I enjoyed the way he sold to me, his passion and experience in real sales environments, and because his methods were and remain current with today’s sales management challenges.



Bob helped us put a highly effective sales and sales management methodology in place across the world. The results were phenomenal. Since then I have worked with Bob over the years and seen the methodology grow and stay ahead of the pack. He has captured the essence in his book. Any salesperson aspiring to be a sales manager, sales managers, and sales executives should read this book and view it as the Bible for how to run a sales operation.



* James Suszka, Director of Sales, Balihoo



We operate in a very challenging world of work. Bob provides a systematic approach to linking sales strategy, sales execution and sales talent to accelerate organization and client success. A must read for organizations and sales leaders!



* Lynn Clement, Regional Vice President, Right Management



World-class sales and sales leadership comes down to the fundamentals. The more we drift from that concept the more trouble we experience. Work ethic, process, precision and measurement are present in every highly successful sales management professional. Bob has captured the essence of what it takes to succeed in this increasingly competitive profession. My teams and I have personally benefited immeasurably from Bob’s insight, experience, his programs, and now his book.



* John C. Gregitis, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Infor






About Bob Junke


Bob is the Founder and CEO of Adventace®, LLC. His vision has been to help Sales Executives and Sales Managers Create the High Performance Sales Environment®, where they are able to achieve top-down, metric-based performance improvement with results that are highly predictable, measurable, and capable of being sustained. To help clients achieve that vision he developed the Adventace® System.



This System is a combination of holistic methodology, supporting application, and change management tools and processes. Backed by his global network of sales and sales management consults, the Adventace® System has been delivered to over 600 clients globally, where it has been continuously refined. That System and its benefits are described in detail in this book.



In writing his book, Bob applied his 25+ years of personal experience as a consultant, seller, sales manager, VP of Sales, General Manager, and CEO. During that time he worked with clients in North America, Europe, the Asia/Pacific Region, and South America. Some of his clients have included BMC Software, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates, CTG, Epsilon, Getronics, IBM, Logica, Progress Software, QAD, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks, SunGard, and Tandem Computers. He has trained and consulted to over 20,000 executives, managers, sellers, marketing people, and consultants.



Bob can be reached at:

+1 724-443-2383, and

bob.junke@adventace.com






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The Kids' Guide to Business by Jeff M. Brown

>> Friday, June 13, 2014


This book provides a kid-friendly approach to introduce, prepare, and launch kids into business. Kids take steps to develop a business and are easily engaged in business as they explore business basics and advanced business principles using the lemonade stand business case. Many business principles are taught from this simple business model of a roadside kiosk.



This book provides a kid-friendly approach to introduce, prepare, and launch kids into business. Kids take steps to develop a business and are easily engaged in business as they explore business basics and advanced business principles using the lemonade stand business case. Many business principles are taught from this simple business model of a roadside kiosk. The author acts as a business advisor, helping kids explore business ideas, learn business principles, develop skills, and gain valuable experience, while discovering and preparing for business. This book will be most effective with the assistance of an adult.



This book will:

• provide a simple, fun, and effective approach to learning about business by planning and doing

• introduce kids to business using the lemonade stand business model

• use a unique business planning tool approach to develop a business

• explore many business principles to develop skills and experiences in business

• create a business planning approach to apply to any business






About Jeff M. Brown


 Jeff is a passionate leader in:

 creating the opportunity to engage children in thinking about, understanding, and developing skills for business

 elevating the role of parents in the development of independent and well-prepared children

 A pioneer in recognizing the need and developing business programming for children in 2000.

 Author of The Kids’ Guide to Business

 Author of Strategies for Parenting: The Road to Independence

 Author of Teaching Kids Business: Why, What, When, Where, How & Impact

 A social entrepreneur and professional accountant CMA, who has a broad base of business and industry experience.

 Recognizes the opportunities for children, parents, and businesses to develop in ways to improve and have a positive impact on society.

 A logical and progressive thinker, who inspires thought-provoking conversations and perspectives

 A father of two and husband of 25 years; sports enthusiast, biker, golfer, and fitness fanatic

 As a seasoned businessperson, entrepreneur, author, and founder of several related social ventures, Jeff brings diverse and interesting perspectives to his subject matter.



 Founder of:

 TeachingKidsBusiness.com

 StrategiesforParenting.com

 TheGameofParenting.com

 BusinessPreparationProgram.com

 www.jeffmarkbrown.com

 http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffmarkbrown







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My Rebel Highlander by Vonda Sinclair


When Robert "Rebbie" MacInnis, the Earl of Rebbinglen, happens upon a mysterious but unforgettable woman from his past being abducted, he must rescue her and take her to his castle deep in the Scottish Highlands. She sparks within Rebbie a desperate hunger and a need to protect her. Lady Calla lost her heart years ago to this dark eyed stranger. Will her secrets destroy their chance at happiness?



Known for his wicked wit, fierce loyalty, and skills in battle, Robert "Rebbie" MacInnis, the Earl of Rebbinglen, loves freedom and has no plans of marrying anytime soon. But when his father, a powerful Scottish marquess, signs a contract betrothing Rebbie to an earl's young daughter, he is furious. If he has to marry, he's determined to choose his own bride, though he has no inkling who he would wish to wed until fate intervenes to remind him of one fair-haired, nameless beauty and the passionate night they spent together years ago. A night forever etched in his memory.



Lady Calla Ferguson, a penniless widow with a young son, is forced to seek employment as her cousin's companion in order to pay her late husband's massive gambling debt. Having been ignored or mistreated most of her life, Calla has become a resourceful survivor who will stop at nothing to get what she wants—safety and security for her son and herself. Wealthy merchant, Claybourne cares little for the money the Earl of Stanbury owed him; he simply wants the earl's beautiful, voluptuous widow and he'll do whatever it takes to get his hands on her, even kidnapping and blackmail.



When Rebbie happens upon Claybourne abducting Calla, he rescues her and hides her in a secluded castle deep in the wild Scottish Highlands. Calla conceals her passionate spirit beneath reserve and duty, along with closely-guarded secrets which, if exposed, could ruin both her life and her son's. Years ago, she lost her heart to a dark-eyed stranger she never thought to see again, but now he's her protector. Rebbie craves another pleasurable night like the one they shared in the past, and she cannot resist the fiery passion that echoes deep in her heart and soul. Soft but strong, Calla sparks within Rebbie a desperate hunger and a need to protect her. But will her secrets tear them apart?






About Vonda Sinclair


Vonda Sinclair’s favorite indulgent pastime is exploring Scotland, from Edinburgh to the untamed and windblown north coast. She also enjoys creating hot, Highland heroes and spirited lasses to drive them mad. She is a past Golden Heart finalist and Laurie award winner. She lives with her amazing and supportive husband in the mountains of North Carolina where she is no doubt creating another Scottish story. Please visit her website to learn more.

http://www.vondasinclair.com






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