Nursing Research: Generating and Assessing Evidence for Nursing Practice, 10th Edition has been updated to incorporate new methodological advances and, to the extent possible, substantive examples used to illustrate concepts will be from articles published in 2013 to 2015. The organizational structure introduced in the 9th edition will be maintained - i.e., content focusing on quantitative research will be in Part III, and content on qualitative research will be in Part IV. The textbook package will include the book itself, a Resource Manual, and a digital Toolkit with high-quality forms and tools (in Microsoft Word) that new researchers can modify or use directly (e.g., informed consent forms, demographic questionnaires. Additional useful material will be added to the Toolkit, including links to open-access papers on the topic covered in each chapter. A valuable ancillary package is available for instructors and students via thePoint. They include PowerPoint slides with relevant tables and figures, test bank, journal articles, case studies, critical thinking exercises, strategies for effective teaching, internet resources, and glossary.
The 1969 Mercenary Edition is a new product that derives from a collaboration between two of the audio industry´s most established names, Drawmer (UK) and Mercenary Audio (USA). When Ivor Drawmer rose to the challenge of outspoken US producer/engineer ´Fletcher´ of Mercenary Audio to build a special version of the famed Drawmer 1960 (used by Eric Clapton, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder, Bryan Adams and thousands of artists around the world) - both sides joined forces and the 1969 Mercenary Edition was born!Main Features: -> 2 mic/line pre-amps with variable gain, 48V phantom power, filters and phase reverse. -> Instrument tube pre-amp with variable gain, EQ, phase reverse and brightness boost. -> 2 soft-knee tube compressors with variable threshold, attack, release and output gain. -> True stereo link operation with BIG position for retaining bass frequencies. -> Side chain access and side chain listen facility. -> VU metering of gain reduction and output levels. -> Individual +4dB/-10dB inserts / Balanced +4dB XLR input/output connectors.Based on Drawmer´s original 1960 Mic Pre-Amp/Tube Compressor (itself inspired by the classic Fairchild 670), the 1969 offers a host of new features, and more impressively - a completely new sound!Retaining the concept of twin mic pre-amps, the 1969 uses ´Burr-Brown´ op amps for a silkier sound - and a Phase Reverse switch available in Instrument, Mic and Line modes increases versatility. The 1969 employs true Stereo Link operation with channel one´s Threshold, Attack and Release controls becoming master to both channels. Stereo Link also offers a BIG position which retains bass frequencies by rolling off the detection signal at 100Hz minimizing undesirable pumping during compression. Output Gain make-up can be independently controlled on each channel. The 1969 Mercenary Edition incorporates new tube circuits designed to add warmth to mic/line signals, and the instrument (DI) pre-amp has its own tube stage enabling classic overdrive effects when inserting guitar, bass and other instruments - true to the original Drawmer 1960 design.
This gorgeous, fully illustrated handbook tells the story of sketchnotes--why and how you can use them to capture your thinking visually, remember key information more clearly, and share what you´ve captured with others. Author Mike Rohde shows you how to incorporate sketchnoting techniques into your note-taking process--regardless of your artistic abilities--to help you better process the information that you are hearing and seeing through drawing, and to actually have fun taking notes. This special video edition includes access to 90+ minutes of video tutorials where viewers can see the author in action, demonstrating drawing techniques discussed in the book. Product Description This gorgeous, fully illustrated handbook tells the story of sketchnotes--why and how you can use them to capture your thinking visually, remember key information more clearly, and share what you´ve captured with others. Author Mike Rohde shows you how to incorporate sketchnoting techniques into your note-taking process--regardless of your artistic abilities--to help you better process the information that you are hearing and seeing through drawing, and to actually have fun taking notes. This special video edition includes access to 70 minutes of video tutorials where viewers can see the author in action, demonstrating drawing techniques discussed in the book. The Sketchnote Handbook explains and illustrates practical sketchnote techniques for taking visual notes at your own pace as well as in real time during meetings and events. Rohde also addresses most people´s fear of drawing by showing, step-by-step, how to quickly draw people, faces, type, and simple objects for effective and fast sketchnoting. The book looks like a peek into the author´s private sketchnote journal, but it functions like a beginner´s guide to sketchnoting with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing out your notes that will leave you itching to attend a meeting just so you can draw about it. Chapter 1: What Are Sketchnotes? Chapter 2: Why Sketchnote? Chapter 3: Listen Up Chapter 4: The Sketchnoting Process Chapter 5: Types of Sketchnotes Chapter 6: Sketchnote Strategies Chapter 7: Sketchnoting Techniques This gorgeous, fully illustrated handbook tells the story of sketchnotes--why and how you can use them to capture your thinking visually, remember key information more clearly, and share what you´ve captured with others. Author Mike Rohde shows you how to incorporate sketchnoting techniques into your note-taking process--regardless of your artistic abilities--to help you better process the information that you are hearing and seeing through drawing, and to actually have fun taking notes. This special video edition includes access to 70 minutes of video tutorials where viewers can see the author in action, demonstrating drawing techniques discussed in the book. The Sketchnote Handbook explains and illustrates practical sketchnote techniques for taking visual notes at your own pace as well as in real time during meetings and events. Rohde also addresses most people´s fear of drawing by showing, step-by-step, how to quickly draw people, faces, type, and simple objects for effective and fast sketchnoting. The book looks like a peek into the author´s private sketchnote journal, but it functions like a beginner´s guide to sketchnoting with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing out your notes that will leave you itching to attend a meeting just so you can draw about it.
For courses in computer science and software engineering The Fundamental Practice of Software Engineering Software Engineering introduces students to the overwhelmingly important subject of software programming and development. In the past few years, computer systems have come to dominate not just our technological growth, but the foundations of our world´s major industries. This text seeks to lay out the fundamental concepts of this huge and continually growing subject area in a clear and comprehensive manner. The Tenth Edition contains new information that highlights various technological updates of recent years, providing students with highly relevant and current information. Sommerville´s experience in system dependability and systems engineering guides the text through a traditional plan-based approach that incorporates some novel agile methods. The text strives to teach the innovators of tomorrow how to create software that will make our world a better, safer, and more advanced place to live.
Elements of Ecology, Ninth Edition continues to explain ecological processes clearly and concisely, with a greater emphasis on the relevance of ecology to everyday life and the human impact on ecosystems. This dramatically revised edition discusses issues of human ecology throughout the text and provides a greater variety of opportunities for students to learn, practice, and develop quantitative and analytical skills. Current research examples and other content updates are supported by more than 200 redesigned, full-color illustrations, graphs, and tables. With Elements of Ecology, 9/e you can: Help Students Interpret and Analyze Ecology Data: New and expanded in-text instruction and practice is provided in Interpreting Ecological Data figure questions, in-depth Quantifying Ecology boxes, and Analyzing Ecological Data case studies. Many are expanded and assignable in MasteringBiology. Keep Your Course Current and Relevant while also keeping students focused on learning essential concepts: With updated ?Field Studies? and research references throughout, the Ninth Edition also provides a streamlined discussion on metapopulations and integrates human ecology concepts into all chapters. MasteringBiology ® is not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Features + Benefits This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. Help Students Interpret and Analyze Data Expanded Interpreting Ecological Data figure questions challenge students to pull information from graphs and data tables and to consider different outcomes. Expanded Quantifying Ecology boxes now appear in every chapter and delve into selected chapter topics in greater detail to explain the related interpretation of ecological data, quantitative methods, and mathematical models. Further Readings at the end of each chapter emphasize how the text is based on real scientific studies. These Further Readings are annotated to explain their relevance to the student/instructor. Keep Your Course Current and Relevant while also keeping students focused on learning essential concepts. NEW! Human Ecology discussions are now integrated throughout each chapter in an ?Ecological Issues and Applications? section. This material, which was previously found Chapters 28, and 29, has been streamlined and is now presented in context with basic ecology concepts to emphasize the relevance of ecology to understanding and addressing environmental concerns. Each section is followed by a set of critical thinking questions. NEW! Chapter 27 Global Climate Change has been completely updated and incorporates current data and examples. NEW! Streamlined discussions on metapopulations provide a more accessible introduction to these topics by moving this material from a separate chapter (12) to the chapters on population structure (Chapter 8) and landscape ecology (Chapter 20), NEW! A dramatically-revised art program features more than 200 redesigned, full-color illustrations, graphs and tables. UPDATED! Field Studies discuss ecological research performed by young up-and-coming scientists, and challenge students to interpret the results of the featured research. MasteringBiology ® is not included. Students, if MasteringBiology is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MasteringBiology should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. Personalize Learning with MasteringBiology ® New! MasteringBiology is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product that improves results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature immediate wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience to help keep students on track. With a wide
Modern Operating Systems, Fourth Edition, is intended for introductory courses in Operating Systems in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering programs. The widely anticipated revision of this worldwide best-seller incorporates the latest developments in operating systems (OS) technologies. The Fourth Edition includes up-to-date materials on relevant OS. Tanenbaum also provides information on current research based on his experience as an operating systems researcher. Modern Operating Systems, Third Edition was the recipient of the 2010 McGuffey Longevity Award. The McGuffey Longevity Award recognizes textbooks whose excellence has been demonstrated over time. http://taaonline.net/index.html Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience?for you and your students. It will help: Provide Practical Detail on the Big Picture Concepts: A clear and entertaining writing style outlines the concepts every OS designer needs to master. Keep Your Course Current: This edition includes information on the latest OS technologies and developments Enhance Learning with Student and Instructor Resources: Students will gain hands-on experience using the simulation exercises and lab experiments. Features + Benefits Provide Practical Detail on the Big Picture Concepts A clear and entertaining writing style outlines the concepts every OS designer needs to master. In-depth topic coverage includes processes, threads, memory management, file systems, I/O, deadlocks, interface design, multimedia, performance tradeoffs, and the newest trends in OS design. Multimedia file systems are covered?an important topic that most books miss. The chapter on Multimedia Operating Systems has been moved to the Web, primarily to make room for new material and keep the book from growing to a completely unmanageable size. A thorough treatment of computer security includes viruses, worms, malware and other digital pests. This chapter far exceeds anything written in any other book. It also discusses ways to combat them. Keep Your Course Current Coverage of multiprocessors, multicomputers, virtual machines, and distributed systems reflects that the field is rapidly moving from an era of single-processor systems to multicore systems, multiprocessors, and distributed systems. Case studies of popular operating systems: UNIX, Linux, Windows 8, and Android NEW: Chapter 10, on UNIX, Linux, and Android is a revision of the old Chapter 10. The focus is clearly on Linux now, with a great deal of new material about Android, which was not in the previous edition. NEW: Chapter 11 in the third edition was on Windows Vista. A chapter on Windows 8, specifically Windows 8.1, has replaced that. It brings the treatment of Windows completely up to date. NEW and UPDATED: Chapters 2?6 have been updated, with older material removed and some new material added. Chapter 2: Added information on the futex synchronization primitive, and a section about how to avoid locking altogether with Read-Copy-Update. Chapter 3: More focus on modern hardware and less emphasis on segmentation and Multics. Chapter 4: CD-Roms are removed, as they are no longer very common, and replaced with more modern solutions (like flash drives). Also, we added RAID level 6 to the section on RAID. Chapter 5: Older devices like CRT and CD-ROMs have been removed, while new technology, like touch screens have been added. The sections on current research in these chapters have been rewritten from scratch. New problems and programming exercises have been added. NEW: Chapter 7 is completely new. It covers the important topics of virtualization and the cloud. NEW and UPDATED: Chapter 8 is an updated version of the previous material on multiprocessor systems. There is more emphasis on multicore systems now, which have become so important in the past few years. A long section on VMware has been added. NEW and UPDATED: Chapter 9 has been heavily revised and reorganized, with considerable new material on exploiting code bugs, malware, and defenses against them. UPDATED: Chapter 12 is a revised version of Chap. 13 from the previous edition. A Research section in many chapters describes current research in the topic covered by the chapter. Enhance Learning with Student and Instructor Resources Online Exercises provide hands-on experience with building as well as analyzing the performance of OS. In particular, these exercises have been designed to provide
Give your students everything they need to actively learn how to apply research to nursing practice. Updated to reflect the latest innovations in research methods, this worldwide bestseller helps students learn how to read and critique research reports, speak the language of nursing research, and develop an appreciation of research to enhance nursing practice. AJN award-winning authors Denise Polit and Cheryl Beck present research essentials, dig into the research steps, and explore quantitative and qualitative research, igniting student curiosity and encouraging them to pursue a professional pathway that incorporates thoughtful appraisals of evidence. Highlights of the Ninth Edition *Enhanced accessibility. The presentation of complex topics is simplified and streamlined, incorporating more straightforward language. *New content. The book´s coverage of state-of-the-art research concepts and approaches includes new discussions of quality improvement projects as well as clinical significance, a seldom-mentioned but important topic that has recently gained prominence among nurse researchers. *Reorganized coverage. The book´s new structure is organized by methodologic content to offer greater continuity and facilitate better understanding of key methodologic differences between quantitative and qualitative research. *Critiquing guidelines and support. Each chapter provides questions that walk students through a study, drawing attention to aspects of the study that can be critiqued by research consumers. In addition, full-length research articles and sample critiques at the end of the book provide opportunities for further critiquing practice. *Research examples. One or two actual research examples at the end of each chapter sharpen readers´ critical thinking skills, and research examples throughout the text illustrate key points and stimulate students´ thinking about areas of research inquiry. *Practical guidance. Translation of the abstract notions of research methods into more concrete applications includes tips that explain confusing issues in actual research articles. *New test generator. Hundreds of multiple-choice questions, which are completely new and written by the book´s authors, help instructors assess their students´ understanding of the chapter content.
For courses in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Learning and Memory, Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Psychology. The first book that fully integrates information about the brain and neural processing into the standard curriculum in cognitive psychology. Based on a need for a text that could accurately, productively, and seamlessly integrate information on both the brain and neural processing, Edward E. Smith (Columbia University) and Stephen M. Kosslyn (Harvard University) created Cognitive Psychology: Mind and Brain 1.e. Without question, the study of cognition has progressed enormously over the past decade. Most importantly, much of the recent progress in cognitive studies has come from the advent of cognitive neuroscience, which uses neuroscientific methods and data to address psychological issues. However, throughout years of academic teaching, the authors came to realize that no currently available book was able to summarize and make accessible the major findings, theories, and research the field had produced. Now, in this text´s first edition, these issues have been addressed. Using findings in neuroscience to illuminate and motivate key distinctions in cognitive psychology, the authors have written a cognitive psychology book that is informed by neuroscience - the first of its kind and one poised to set a new standard in undergraduate cognitive studies. Features + Benefits How do you address neuroscience in your cognitive psychology classes? Integration of Neuroscientific Data. Uses the most current neuroscientific data and research and incorporates it into the usual behavioral research topics to address psychological issues. This book uses findings in neuroscience to illuminate key distinctions in cognitive psychology. Surveys findings from neuroimaging, studies of patients with brain damage, single-cell recordings, studies of electrical and magnetic signals, and pharmacological effects on cognition. Provides students with what is not only most current in the field, but also what is most exciting. How do you keep students interested? Cognition in the Real World. Constructed out a need to apply cognitive psychology to the lives of students, this feature takes a snippet of daily life and shows the processes and influences the field has on the perception, interpretation, and reaction to everyday events. To help students learn, the book is replete with everyday examples, contemporary illustrations, and vivid analogies. (examples, pgs. 49, 193, 325) How do you address contemporary research and changes in the field? Debate. Shows students that the field is a living entity, continually evolving and challenging both new and old ideas. This feature takes issues, both contemporary and established, and shows how they continue to be disputed by today?s leading experts. (examples, pgs. 164, 220, 389) Up-to-date. Written after the brain-scanning techniques became widely available to incorporate the latest findings and theories. Includes full color inserts (pgs. 210 and 370) depicting information gathered from various brain-scanning techniques. Modern organizational scheme. Based on the modern view of information processing rather than the discrete stage, lock-step framework created by Donald Broadbent in the late 1950?s. Students learn the field as it actually is today, rather than confusing them with the outdated traditional organization. A Closer Look. A detailed examination of influential studies in the field of cognitive psychology. This feature provides Introductions, Methods, Results, and Discussions of each study and provides students with a thorough and comprehensive look at all aspects of a study, not just the outcome. (examples, pgs. 270 346, 444) How do you address assessment and student learning in your classes? Learning Objectives. At the beginning of each chapter the student is presented with these objectives to help constructively guide them through each chapter?s core content. (examples, pgs. 103, 192, 411) Comprehension Check. Several times during each chapter students are prompted to stop and check their understanding of the material just read. By taking the time to examine their command of the material they will be more likely to be successful during testing. (examples, pgs. 83, 403, 424) Revisit and Reflect. The end of each chapter contains a section that provides both comprehensive summaries of key content as well as ?Think Critically? questions, which ask students to apply the
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