Synopses & Reviews
How the measurement was done. Whether the scales were grouped into factors and what format was used (e.g. Likert) for the scaling of the questions.Development: What process was used to develop the scales including pre-testing, split sample approaches, exploratory factor analysis or other methods?Sample: What data were collected to demonstrate reliability and validity? Who received the surveys (e.g. managers, nurses, students)? What was the sample size and the response rate? What measures were taken to reach non-respondents and to test for possible response bias?Reliability and Validity: The measures used to test for reliability of the scale (e.g. Cronbach Alpha or split halves methods). The tests used for convergent and discriminant validity. Was unidimensionality demonstrated, if so how?Scores: The factor loadings and standard errors together with other scoring information obtained. Other Evidence: Any other evidence related to the measurement reliability and validity of the scale.References: Citations for the references used in the summary.
Train Smart: Effective Trainings Every Time, Second Edition offers a comprehensive guide to planning and implementing engaging, successful training sessions. The author, an expert keynote speaker and workshop presenter, provides an overview and framework for the training process and then presents a generous collection of brain-friendly strategies that can be immediately implemented. The second edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new training strategies, recommendations for using the latest technology, and additional tips, examples, and guidelines throughout.
The Handbook of Metrics for Research in Operations Management is a compilation of multi-item scales and objective items that can be used to construct surveys and questionnaires in Operations Management. Such surveys can be sent to manufacturing or service managers to collect empirical data on their operations for research purposes. The metrics can be used to measure constructs such as Total Quality Management, Just-In-Time manufacturing, Operations Strategy, Technology Management, Supply Chain Management, performance of operations and related concepts. Each article is summarized in a standard format consisting of the following elements:Citation: The citation for the article being summarized.Scale Listing: A list of the questions (items) included in each of the scales tested in the article.Construct
A description of the meaning of the scales, the literature used and grounding of the constructs. A further description of the items can also be included.Measurement
This exciting and much-anticipated Second Edition of Interracial Communication: Theory into Practice guides readers in applying the valuable contributions of recent communication theory to improving everyday communication among the races. Authors Mark P. Orbe and Tina M. Harris offer a comprehensive, practical foundation for dialogue on interracial communication, as well as a resource that stimulates thinking and encourages readers to become active participants in the solution process.
Part I of the book provides a foundation for studying interracial communication and includes chapters on the history of race and racial categories, the importance of language, the development of racial and cultural identities, and current and classical theoretical approaches.
Part II applies these concepts and theories to interracial communication practices in specific, everyday contexts: friendships; romantic relationships; organizational, public, and group settings; and the mass media.
The Handbook of Human Resource Management Education provides an aid to discussion of the curriculum necessary to educate Human Resource Management students so that they are successful in their future careers and aid their organizations and society in developing, maintaining, and innovating effective and efficient human resource management practices. This book is helpful to practicing Human Resource Management professionals in assessing their strengths and weaknesses and devising action plans to turn weaknesses into strengths.The handbook seeks answers from a wide variety of scholars and experts in the HR field to the provocative questions:Is there really an HR field as previously defined? Is HR dead or just sleeping?What can be done to change the negative views of HR education and HR practice held by many critics of the discipline in business and academia.
Integrating Curricula With Multiple Intelligences combines Gardner's nine multiple intelligences (verbal, logical, musical, visual, bodily, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalist, and existentialist) with Fogarty's ten curriculum integration models (fragmented, connected, nested, sequenced, shared, webbed, threaded, integrated, immersed, and networked). The authors offer strategies for building teams and professional learning communities, exploring how to put power into themes, and ways to thread life skills through the subject matter content.
This unique and practical book includes cooperative structures for interactive lessons, strategies for developing relevant integrated units, ideas for webbing themes to the intelligences, methods that infuse rigor into thematic units, and much more.
Teaching in the Digital Age, Second Edition provides a framework to help teachers connect brain-compatible learning, multiple intelligences, and the Internet to help students learn and understand critical concepts and skills. Educators will find internet-based activities that feature interpersonal exchange, problem-solving, and information gathering and analysis, plus standards-based lesson plans built around Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. The author also demonstrates how teachers can adapt activities to meet students' unique learning needs and provides rubrics for assessing information literacy and multiple intelligence skills. The book features classroom tips throughout, with appendices that include a list of updated Web sites and blank assessment rubrics.
An ideal survival guide for novice teachers, Starting Strong helps new teachers gain confidence and competence to flourish and reduce stress during the first teaching year. The authors provide time-tested strategies and guidelines for designing curriculum and instruction, classroom layout suggestions for an optimal learning environment, and frameworks for establishing procedures that promote positive individual and group behavior. This invaluable handbook also offers: methods for effective assessment, samples of oral and written communication for parents and colleagues, ways to create classroom newsletters, techniques for using web sites for interactive learning and reflection questions for teachers at the end of each chapter
Defining new visions for science, mathematics, and language arts education, the authors provide a clearly articulated set of performance assessments, allowing teachers to assess students' knowledge and abilities through investigation, problem solving, inventiveness, and inquiry.
Featuring activities that promote higher-order thinking skills and help develop more complex cognitive functions, this resource offers more than 20 ready-to-use assessments linked to national standards with tools that include:
o Learning logs
o Peer interview strategies
o Teacher-student sample interviews
o Problems to solve both individually and as a group.