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Strategies to Approximate Random Sampling and Assignment

Patrick Dattalo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378351
eISBN:
9780199864645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378351.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Random sampling (RS) and random assignment (RA) are considered by many researchers to be the definitive methodological procedures for maximizing external and internal validity. However, there is a ... More


 Decisions at Parturition and Birth

Mary Briody Mahowald

in Bioethics and Women: Across the Lifespan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195176179
eISBN:
9780199786558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195176170.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Cases illustrating variables relevant to the decisions of pregnant women about methods of childbirth, elective cesarean delivery, impaired newborns, and sex assignment at birth are presented. For ... More


Basic Concepts and Assumptions

Patrick Dattalo

in Strategies to Approximate Random Sampling and Assignment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378351
eISBN:
9780199864645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378351.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter defines important terms and concepts. It is assumed that readers are familiar with issues related to the appropriate application of each statistical procedure in terms of assumptions and ... More


Methodological Alternatives and Supplements to Random Assignment

Patrick Dattalo

in Strategies to Approximate Random Sampling and Assignment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195378351
eISBN:
9780199864645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378351.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter begins with a discussion of internal validity and assignment bias. Next, the rationale for, and the limitations of, RA as a way to maximize internal validity and minimize assignment are ... More


The Management of Managerial Careers

Peter Butler, David Collings, René Peters, and Javier Quintanilla

in American Multinationals in Europe: Managing Employment Relations Across National Borders

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274635
eISBN:
9780191706530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274635.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter sheds light on the nature of managerial resourcing in US multinationals. Hitherto there has been a strong reliance on the use of internal labour markets (ILMs) as the principal means of ... More


Selection, Occupational Assignment, and the Emergence of the Casualty Gap

Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen

in The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390964
eISBN:
9780199776788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390964.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the capacity of two mechanisms to explain the casualty gaps that emerged in each of the four wars: selection into the armed forces and occupational assignment within the ... More


Last Rights: Liquidating a Company

Ben S. Branch, Hugh M. Ray, and Robin Russell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195306989
eISBN:
9780199783762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306989.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book examines the business liquidation process — the winding up of the affairs of a company that has either decided voluntarily to liquidate or been forced to liquidate by its creditors. The ... More


 Death and Dying in History

Albert N. Hamscher and Kenneth S. Davis

in Teaching Death and Dying

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195335224
eISBN:
9780199868810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335224.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Based on nearly thirty years experience of teaching a university course on “death and dying in history,” the first section of this chapter offers practical advice about organizing such a course: ... More


COLOURING—VARIATIONS ON A THEME

Pavol Hell and Jaroslav Nešetřil

in Graphs and Homomorphisms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528173
eISBN:
9780191713644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528173.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter sets out certain particular classes of homomorphism problems that have been investigated as variants of graph colourings. The homomorphism perspective unifies these concepts and offers ... More


The ecology and machinery of language

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in Language in Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199559473
eISBN:
9780191721137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559473.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Language is positioned in its ecological setting as part of the human mind, intentionally related to the actual and to virtual worlds and functional in a social force field. Grammar defines fully ... More


Quantification and Plurality

Paul M. Pietroski

in Events and Semantic Architecture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199244300
eISBN:
9780191714153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244300.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

In principle, Conjunctivists can treat determiners, like ‘every’, as predicates satisfied by ordered pairs of sets. But this recapitulates standard Functionist accounts, which fail to explain various ... More


Direct Range Assignment: The Slavic Paradigm

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume 2: The Normal Course of Events

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263929
eISBN:
9780191718168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter turns to cases where range assignment in event structure is marked morphologically, specifically through the Slavic perfective system. It argues that the perfective system is ... More


Direct Range Assignment: Telicity without Verkuyl's Generalization

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume 2: The Normal Course of Events

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263929
eISBN:
9780191718168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter argues that there is telicity without Verkuyl's generalization in Slavic, which lends support to the specifier-head agreement mechanism suggested as an account for Verkuyl's ... More


The Existential Road: Unergatives and Transitives

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume 2: The Normal Course of Events

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263929
eISBN:
9780191718168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263929.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines the properties of EP and range assignment to E , especially in the context of unergative and transitive structures. It shows that locatives, in some configurations, do allow ... More


Nuts and Bolts

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the architecture of grammar. It shows that functional structures are headed by categorically labelled open values which must be assigned range by the ... More


One is the Loneliest Number

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter investigates the properties of the Modern Hebrew (henceforth Hebrew) singular in its different indefinite and definite instantiations. It is here that much of this variation is best ... More


Cheese and Olives, Bottles and Cups: Notes on Measure Phrases and Container Phrases

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines Hebrew classifiers and partitive structures, elaborating further the interaction between the assignment of range and grammatical variation. Grocerese nominals and container ... More


The Lexical Structure and Syntax of Functors

John M. Anderson

in Modern Grammars of Case

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297078
eISBN:
9780191711404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297078.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The internal strucutre and syntax of functions are investigated, including their roles as circumstantials (adjuncts) as well as participants. Circumstantials as well as participants are subject to ... More


Taking Charge: Leadership and Committees

Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer

in Political Power and Women’s Representation in Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199731954
eISBN:
9780199866571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731954.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Legislators also do substantive representation by serving in leadership posts in the legislature and sitting on committees. This chapter presents descriptive statistics on the chamber leadership ... More


Maggie on Mr. Murray

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0019
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Dale Maharidge, one of the authors of this book, had interviewed Charles Murray, the author of Losing Ground, in 2000 for a George magazine assignment. However, the interview material didn't make the ... More


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