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Working with roots

Christopher G. Small and Jinfang Wang

in Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Estimating Equations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506881
eISBN:
9780191709258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506881.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter studies the broad class of models which have difficult problems of nonlinearity and multiple roots. These models include the mixture models, a model for bivariate normal paired data with ... More


Testing Cross-Cultural Measurement Invariance: LISREL Applications LISREL Applications

Thanh V. Tran

in Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

There has been a general consensus that multigroup (sample) confirmatory factor analysis offers a strong approach to evaluate cross-cultural equivalence of measurement properties. Researchers have ... More


Spelling and Typos

Steve Hart

in English Exposed: Common Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390755
eISBN:
9789888390465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter presents spelling errors that are caused by confusing certain terms, picking up bad habits, and simply mistyping.


Caveat Emptor

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Globalization implies that suppliers play a growing role in the companies’ risks, disruptions, and response options. Chapter 7 delves into companies’ proactive approaches toward supplier risk ... More


Quality of life

Fiona Randall

in The Philosophy of Palliative Care: Critique and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198567363
eISBN:
9780191730535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567363.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines whether the concept of quality of life has been helpful in the field of palliative care, evaluating whether there exists a shared and common concept of quality of life between ... More


Understanding Focus Group Discussions

Monique M. Hennink

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199856169
eISBN:
9780190256111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199856169.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This book addresses the challenges associated with conducting and writing focus group research. It provides detailed guidance on the practical and theoretical considerations in conducting focus group ... More


Splendors and Miseries of Associations

Geoffrey C. Kabat

in Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231166461
eISBN:
9780231542852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166461.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Studies reporting associations between an exposure and a disease most often come from observational studies. These studies, while useful, cannot be taken at face value, and it is crucial to ... More


Selecting the Correct Word

Steve Hart

in English Exposed: Common Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390755
eISBN:
9789888390465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter presents words that are commonly confused, including forms of the same root word. It also explores prefixes by first defining them and then explaining how the sentence structure can ... More


Refining and Applying the Competence to Stand Trial Standard

Thomas L. Hafemeister

in Criminal Trials and Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479804856
eISBN:
9781479850754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804856.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Despite being a foundation of American jurisprudence, the CST doctrine (unlike the insanity defense) has receiving surprisingly little attention. Nevertheless, the CST of a criminal defendant is ... More


The Political-Military Organizations and the Emergence of Mass-Based Grassroots Organizations

Manal A. Jamal

in Promoting Democracy: The Force of Political Settlements in Uncertain Times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479811380
eISBN:
9781479898763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811380.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter outlines how patterns of socio-political organizing diverged in the Palestinian and Salvadoran cases during the beginning of their respective conflicttopeace transitions. Departing from ... More


Studying the Curriculum

Paul Morris and Bob Adamson

in Curriculum, Schooling and Society in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888028016
eISBN:
9789888180257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028016.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter provides an overview of curriculum studies—the nature of curriculum, the scope of curriculum studies, and different ways of perceiving and researching curriculum issues. The authors then ... More


Seeking the Welfare of the City: Assessing the Impact of Urban Congregations

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Urban congregations are often regarded as a benign presence, at best, or a drain on resources or sign of blight by policy makers and developers. This chapter analyses the attempts to measure their ... More


Understanding Human Visual Function with Psychophysics

Zhong-Lin Lu and Barbara Dosher

in Visual Psychophysics: From Laboratory to Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019453
eISBN:
9780262314930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019453.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Humans are visual creatures. The amazing abilities of human vision far exceed the capabilities of the most sophisticated machines and may inspire new machine design. Human visual capabilities and ... More


Adaptive Options

Lee Anne Fennell

in The Unbounded Home: Property Values Beyond Property Lines

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122442
eISBN:
9780300155020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122442.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter suggests how entitlements to engage in acts with off-site impacts might be made adaptive and autonomy-preserving without sacrificing the key advantage associated with liability ... More


Introduction and Summary

Kevin Milligan and David A. Wise

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903095
eISBN:
9780226921952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This book begins a series of analyses on the effect of disability programs on retirement and the potential effects of changes in these programs on the labor force participation of older workers. This ... More


. The Long-Run Growth of Disability Insurance in the United States

Kevin Milligan

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Historical Trends in Mortality and Health, Employment, and Disability Insurance Participation and Reforms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226903095
eISBN:
9780226921952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226921952.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines long-run trends in the takeup of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). It shows that health (as measured by mortality and self-assessed health) seems to have little ... More


Funding International Organizations

Xu Yi-chong and Patrick Weller

in The Working World of International Organizations: Authority, Capacity, Legitimacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198719496
eISBN:
9780191788598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198719496.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the internal competition and coordination in mobilising resources from regular and extra-budgetary sources at the six IOs. As the traditional assessed contribution from member ... More


The Diagnostics of Injustice

Thomas J. Donahue-Ochoa

in Unfreedom for All: How the World's Injustices Harm You

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190051686
eISBN:
9780190051716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051686.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 1 argues that careful diagnosis of injustices is central to understanding what to do about them. This requires differential diagnosis: the comparative assessment of different diagnoses of ... More


Patterns of health inequalities

Johan P. Mackenbach

in Health inequalities: Persistence and change in European welfare states

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198831419
eISBN:
9780191869112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831419.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 2 (‘Patterns of health inequalities’) sets the scene for the rest of the book, by explaining the measurement of health inequalities and by providing a profusely illustrated overview of ... More


Now What?

Judith A. Jellison

in Including Everyone: Creating Music Classrooms Where All Children Learn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199358762
eISBN:
9780199358809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358762.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Psychology of Music

All children can develop musically when a meaningful program is designed to be accessible, equitable, and flexible; instructional practices are effective; individual adaptations are used only as ... More


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