Dieses Lehrbuch richtet sich an Studierende im Grundstudium Politikwissenschaft, Soziologie und benachbarter Disziplinen. Die Grundlagen der empirischen Sozialforschung, der deskriptiven sowie der schließenden Statistik werden in verständlicher Art und Weise anhand zahlreicher Beispiele erläutert. Tabellen, Abbildungen und Querverweise sowie ein ausführliches Register unterstreichen den Lehrbuchcharakter. Zudem bieten die Autoren durch eine Online-Unterstützung weitere Materialien und Informationen an. Für die 5. Auflage wurde diese Einführung überarbeitet.
TheBPMN2010workshopseriesprovidesa forumfor academicsandpractiti- ers that share an interest in business process modeling using Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) which has seen a huge uptake in both academia and industry. It is seen by many as the de facto standard for business process modeling.Ithasbecomeverypopularwithbusiness analysts,toolvendors,pr- titioners, and end users. BPMN promises to bridge business and IT, and brings process design and implementation closer together. BPMN 2010 was the second workshop of the series. It took place October 13–14, 2010 at the Hasso Plattner Institute at the University of Potsdam, Germany. This volume contains six contributed research papers that were - lected from 16 submissions. There was a thorough reviewing process, with each paper being reviewed by, on average, four Program Committee members. In addition to the contributed papers, these proceedings contain three short - pers and three extended abstracts of the invited keynote talks. In conjunction with the scienti?c workshop, a practitioners’ event took place the day after the workshop. We want to express our gratitude to all those who made BPMN 2010 pos- ble by generously and voluntarily sharing their knowledge, skills, and time. In particular, we thank the ProgramCommittee members as well as the additional reviewers for devoting their expertise and time to ensure the high quality of the workshop’s scienti?c program through an extensive review process. Finally, we are grateful to all the authors who showed their appreciation and support for the workshop by submitting their valuable work to it.
Das Lehrbuch bietet eine umfassende Einführung in quantitative Forschungsmethoden, die sich an den Interessen und Ausbildungsinhalten von Studierenden der erziehungs- und bildungswissenschaftlichen Fächer sowie von Lehramtsstudierenden orientiert. In elf Kapiteln werden zentrale Konzepte der Statistik abgedeckt und anhand von Beispielen aus der Bildungsforschung konkretisiert. Die praktische Anwendung erfolgt über speziell aufbereitete PISA-Daten (online kostenlos verfügbar) und wird für die weit verbreitete Software SPSS sowie die kostenlos erhältliche Software R Schritt für Schritt erklärt. Der Theorie-Praxis-Transfer wird konsequent vorgeführt, wodurch der Zugang zum oft als schwierig empfundenen Thema deutlich vereinfacht wird. Das Lehrbuch eignet sich als begleitende Lektüre für Einführungsvorlesungen, für die Vertiefung zentraler Konzepte und ihre praktische Anwendung in Methoden-Seminaren, für das Selbststudium und als Nachschlagewerk.
Mit der Europäischen Aktiengesellschaft (Societas Europaea, SE) existiert erstmals eine Unternehmensrechtsform für grenzüberschreitend tätige Unternehmen in Europa, die insbesondere von deutschen Firmen genutzt wird. Die Autorin analysiert die Verhandlungen um die Ausgestaltung der Arbeitnehmerbeteiligung in der SE und zeigt die Auswirkungen auf bestehende Beteiligungsformen in den Unternehmen. Die gewonnenen Erkenntnisse geben einen wichtigen Einblick in die Praxis der SE-Gründungen und in die Arbeitsweise der Arbeitnehmervertretungen in Europäischen Aktiengesellschaften.
One of the most successful methodology that arose from the worldwide diffusion of Fuzzy Logic is Fuzzy Control. After the first attempts dated in the seventies, this methodology has been widely exploited for controlling many industrial components and systems. At the same time, and very independently from Fuzzy Logic or Fuzzy Control, the birth of the Web has impacted upon almost all aspects of computing discipline. Evolution of Web, Web2.0 and Web 3.0 has been making scenarios of ubiquitous computing much more feasible; consequently information technology has been thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities. What happens when Fuzzy Logic meets Web technology? Interesting results might come out, as you will discover in this book. Fuzzy Mark-up Language is a son of this synergistic view, where some technological issues of Web are re-interpreted taking into account the transparent notion of Fuzzy Control, as discussed here. The concept of a Fuzzy Control that is conceived and modeled in terms of a native web wisdom represents another step towards the last picture of Pervasive Web Intelligence.
Author: Berlin (Germany)
Quarry in the Middle
Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)
FIRST…THERE WAS THE LAST QUARRY. THEN…THERE WAS THE FIRST QUARRY. NOW…LOOK WHO’S CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE. The enigmatic hitman Quarry -- star of seven celebrated novels and an award-winning feature film (The Last Lullaby) -- is back in this violent, steamy tale of warring crime families. When two Godfathers set out to bump each other off, guess who winds up with both contracts….
Author: Olaf Kapella
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
In Family Diversity, international experts provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art of European family research and outline the multiple formations, structures, and configurations of families in Europe. Four aspects are discussed in depth: family images, sex/gender roles, globalization, and family development processes. Influenced by globalization, European countries experience processes which still have greatly varying consequences. Cultural differences - reflected in a range of family schemes and national family policies - are one reason for the continued existence of differences in the scope and speed of change processes. Quite generally, images and concepts of family have become more heterogeneous and flexible. The flip side of this coin is that family members are increasingly faced with the challenges of achieving a satisfactory work-life balance - a task aggravated by globalization. It is therefore necessary to ask how family policy can help families enjoy adequate freedom of action and latitude for their decision-making. Family Diversity will benefit all experts working in family research and family policy.
Updated to reflect the new features of Stata 11, A Gentle Introduction to Stata, Third Edition continues to help new Stata users become proficient in Stata. After reading this introductory text, you will be able to enter, build, and manage a data set as well as perform fundamental statistical analyses. New to the Third Edition A new chapter on the analysis of missing data and the use of multiple-imputation methods Extensive revision of the chapter on ANOVA Additional material on the application of power analysis The book covers data management; good work habits, including the use of basic do-files; basic exploratory statistics, including graphical displays; and analyses using the standard array of basic statistical tools, such as correlation, linear and logistic regression, and parametric and nonparametric tests of location and dispersion. Rather than splitting these topics by their Stata implementation, the material on graphics and postestimation are woven into the text in a natural fashion. The author teaches Stata commands by using the menus and dialog boxes while still stressing the value of do-files. Each chapter includes exercises and real data sets are used throughout.
Mapping Policy Preferences from Texts
Author: Andrea Volkens, Judith Bara, Ian Budge, Michael D. McDonald, Hans-Dieter Klingemann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"The book is ... primarily concerned with ensuring the quality of the CMP-MARPOR data and ways of assessing and using them"--Dustjacket.
This book is a comprehensive guide to theories of International Relations (IR). Given the limitations of a paradigm-based approach, it sheds light on eighteen theories and new theoretical perspectives in IR by examining the work of key reference theorists. The chapters are all written to a common template. The introductory section provides readers with a basic understanding of the theory’s genesis by locating it within an intellectual tradition, paying particular attention to the historical and political context. The second section elaborates on the theory as formulated by the selected reference theorist. After this account of the theory’s core elements, the third section turns to theoretical variations, examining conceptual subdivisions and overlaps, further developments and internal critique. The fourth section scrutinizes the main criticisms emanating from other theoretical perspectives and highlights points of contact with recent research in IR. The fifth and final section consists of a bibliography carefully compiled to aid students’ further learning. Encompassing a broad range of mainstream, traditional theories as well as emerging and critical perspectives, this is an original and ground-breaking textbook for students of International Relations. The German edition of the book won the "Geisteswissenschaften International" Prize, collectively awarded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.