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The Behavior of Advocates before the Supreme Court

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

in Oral Arguments Before the Supreme Court: An Empirical Approach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195368628
eISBN:
9780199867554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368628.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Despite opportunities for practice and feedback before making an appearance before the Court, some advocates make errors—everything from strategic errors to mistaking one justice for another. This ... More


Evidence-Based Practice: Definition and Process

James C. Raines

in Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366266
eISBN:
9780199864027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366266.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

EBP aims to integrate research and practice so that they are not parallel processes, but intimately integrated at every step. EBP is not to be confused with empirically-supported treatments or ... More


Pitfalls of Working with Informants

Dean A. Dabney and Richard Tewksbury

in Speaking Truth to Power: Confidential Informants and Police Investigations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520290464
eISBN:
9780520964624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290464.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 8 contrasts the content of Chapter 7 with a focus on the pitfalls and potential problems involved in law enforcement officials working with confidential informants. The problems and pitfalls ... More


Causal mechanisms for HIA: learning from epidemiology

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health impact assessors who wish to advise policy makers and base their health impact assessment (HIA) on the fullest scientific evidence must understand the potential and pitfalls of epidemiology. ... More


The Grand Tour

Jennifer Mori

in The Culture of Diplomacy: Britain in Europe, c. 1750–1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082726
eISBN:
9781781702703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082726.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Tourists and the Grand Tour were an inescapable part of every diplomat's life, particularly for those posted to France, Italy and the United Provinces. The tour, a rite of passage for the scions of ... More


Ethics for Everyone: A Skills-Based Approach

Larry R. Churchill

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190080891
eISBN:
9780190080907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080891.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book argues that an ethical life is more about mastering basic skills than applying theories. It describes the basic skills as follows: interrogating our moral prehistories; taming moral vanity ... More


Introduction: a black rebel with a cause

Azzedine Haddour

in Frantz Fanon, Postcolonialism and the Ethics of Difference

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719075230
eISBN:
9781526146779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526140814.00005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Introduction outlines the terms of the problematic. It seeks to resituate Fanon historically in terms of his own cultural, social and political environment. It also adumbrates the itinerary of ... More


Cultural Preference Nets: The Good, Not So Good, and Just Plain Dysfunctional

Michael J. Camasso and Radha Jagannathan

in Caught in the Cultural Preference Net: Three Generations of Employment Choices in Six Capitalist Democracies

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190672782
eISBN:
9780190672812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672782.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In this final chapter, the authors summarize the results on the empirical analyses of attitudes, beliefs, metaphors, and preferences. They find evidence to support the contention that cultural value ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Avoiding Pitfalls

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162845
eISBN:
9780231530798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162845.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers an important requirement for successful investing: avoiding pitfalls. It argues that trying to avoid losses is more important than striving for great investment successes; the ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Avoiding Pitfalls

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents another vital requirement for successful investing: avoiding pitfalls. Trying to avoid losses is more important than striving for great investment successes. The latter can be ... More


“Fifth Floor”: Perils, Pitfalls, and Considerations

Daphne C. Watkins and Deborah Gioia

in Mixed Methods Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199747450
eISBN:
9780190266240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747450.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents some of the “messy” elements of mixed methods research to help readers avoid potential mishaps in their mixed methods projects. The chapter lists perils and pitfalls of mixed ... More


Non-motile traps

Ulrike Bauer, Reinhard Jetter, and Simon Poppinga

in Carnivorous Plants: Physiology, ecology, and evolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198779841
eISBN:
9780191825873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779841.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Movement-independent trapping mechanisms are based on stickiness, slipperiness, and direction-dependent mechanical obstruction. Here, the implementation of these principles in flypaper, pitfall, and ... More


Surface-dwelling reptiles

John D. Willson

in Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198726135
eISBN:
9780191825934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses proven methods for trapping and sampling a wide variety of surface-dwelling reptiles for herpetological study. It describes specific sampling methods, divided into methods that ... More


Music Review: Concerts

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Announced as a review, this article is really a chance for Berlioz to salute good friends—Chopin, Ferdinand Hiller, and Liszt—and to unburden himself after an abortive recent attempt to perform his ... More


How to Alienate Others

Brian F. Harrison

in A Change is Gonna Come: How to Have Effective Political Conversations in a Divided America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190939557
eISBN:
9780190939588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939557.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 3 is a discussion about what not to do in conversations about politics, focusing on three common pitfalls. The first is approaching discussions as a competition. The goal of a conversation is ... More


Writing Focus Group Methods

Monique M. Hennink

in Understanding Focus Group Discussions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199856169
eISBN:
9780190256111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199856169.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter begins with a description of the challenges in writing the methods section of a focus group report. It then describes the purpose and content of the methods section, providing guidance ... More


Ants

April M. Boulton and Philip S. Ward

in Island Biogeography in the Sea of Cortés II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195133462
eISBN:
9780197561560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195133462.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The distribution and abundance of ants on islands has attracted considerable attention from ecologists and biogeographers, especially since the classic studies by Wilson on the ants of Melanesia ... More


Relative Methods of Population Measurement and the Derivation of Absolute Estimates

Peter A. Henderson

in Southwood's Ecological Methods

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198862277
eISBN:
9780191895067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862277.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Relative sampling methods usually requiring comparatively simple equipment are described. These often concentrate the animals and provide impressive collections. Factors affecting the size of ... More


Getting acquainted

Owen L. Petchey, Andrew P. Beckerman, Natalie Cooper, and Dylan Z. Childs

in Insights from Data with R: An Introduction for the Life and Environmental Sciences

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198849810
eISBN:
9780191884351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849810.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Before working through a real example of getting insights from data, we need to become acquainted with some tools we will use. Learning a bit about the tools first can help us feel more confident and ... More


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