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The Search for Significance

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1418519030

Publisher : Thomas Nelson

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Religion

Viewed : 1863


Book Summary: Robert McGee's best-selling book has helped millions of readers learn how to be free to enjoy Christ's love while no longer basing their self-worth on their accomplishments or the opinions of others. In fact, Billy Graham said that it was a book that "should be read by every Christian." In this re-launch of this timeless classic you will: Gain new skills for getting off the performance treadmill Discover how four false beliefs have negatively impacted your life Learn how to overcome obstacles that prevent you from experiencing the truth that your self-worth is found only in the love, acceptance, and forgiveness of Christ Discover what two million readers have already discovered: that true significance is found only in Christ.

What If There Were No Significance Tests?

Author : Lisa L. Harlow,Stanley A. Mulaik,James H. Steiger

ISBN10 : 1317242858

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 396

Category : Psychology

Viewed : 445


Book Summary: The classic edition of What If There Were No Significance Tests? highlights current statistical inference practices. Four areas are featured as essential for making inferences: sound judgment, meaningful research questions, relevant design, and assessing fit in multiple ways. Other options (data visualization, replication or meta-analysis), other features (mediation, moderation, multiple levels or classes), and other approaches (Bayesian analysis, simulation, data mining, qualitative inquiry) are also suggested. The Classic Edition’s new Introduction demonstrates the ongoing relevance of the topic and the charge to move away from an exclusive focus on NHST, along with new methods to help make significance testing more accessible to a wider body of researchers to improve our ability to make more accurate statistical inferences. Part 1 presents an overview of significance testing issues. The next part discusses the debate in which significance testing should be rejected or retained. The third part outlines various methods that may supplement significance testing procedures. Part 4 discusses Bayesian approaches and methods and the use of confidence intervals versus significance tests. The book concludes with philosophy of science perspectives. Rather than providing definitive prescriptions, the chapters are largely suggestive of general issues, concerns, and application guidelines. The editors allow readers to choose the best way to conduct hypothesis testing in their respective fields. For anyone doing research in the social sciences, this book is bound to become "must" reading. Ideal for use as a supplement for graduate courses in statistics or quantitative analysis taught in psychology, education, business, nursing, medicine, and the social sciences, the book also benefits independent researchers in the behavioral and social sciences and those who teach statistics.

An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science

Author : Lionel Robbins

ISBN10 : 1610160398

Publisher : Ludwig von Mises Institute

Number of Pages : 141

Category : Economics

Viewed : 951


Book Summary: This book by Lionel Robbins first appeared in 1932 as an outstanding English-language statement of the Misesian view of economic method, namely that economics is a social science and must advance its propositions by means of deductive reasoning and not through the methods used in the natural sciences. The case is argued here with patience and attention to scholarly details. The unfortunate second edition of this book, which is more available today, introduces confusions by departing from Austrian microeconomic theory. Thus does the Mises Institute celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first edition with this reprint. "Reading Robbins," writes Samuel Bostaph of the University of Dallas, "is an excellent way of contrasting his explanation of the basic nature of economics with that of the Austrian School, as found in the work of Mises as an extension of Carl Mengers's foundations. Such a reading wonderfully clarifies one’s understanding of the basic conception of economics as a science of human action, rather than one of mere 'economizing.' "


Author : P. Beynon-Davies

ISBN10 : 0230295029

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 330

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 855


Book Summary: Signs are critically important in all forms of activity, including business, because they establish what it is to be human. Without signs we could not think, we could not communicate what we think and we could not ensure that we collaborate together in our work, home and leisure. The aim of this book is to explain how and why they are significant.

The Significance of Religious Experience

Author : Howard Wettstein

ISBN10 : 0199841373

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1358


Book Summary: In this volume of essays, Howard Wettstein explores the foundations of religious commitment. His orientation is broadly naturalistic, but not in the mode of reductionism or eliminativism. This collection explores questions of broad religious interest, but does so through a focus on the author's religious tradition, Judaism. Among the issues explored are the nature and role of awe, ritual, doctrine, religious experience; the distinction between belief and faith; problems of evil and suffering with special attention to the Book of Job and to the Akedah, the biblical story of the binding of Isaac; the virtue of forgiveness. One of the book's highlights is its literary (as opposed to philosophical) approach to theology that at the same time makes room for philosophical exploration of religion. Another is Wettstein's rejection of the usual picture that sees religious life as sitting atop a distinctive metaphysical foundation, one that stands in need of epistemological justification.

The Epistemic Significance of Disagreement

Author : J. Matheson

ISBN10 : 1137400900

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 190

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 371


Book Summary: Discovering someone disagrees with you is a common occurrence. The question of epistemic significance of disagreement concerns how discovering that another disagrees with you affects the rationality of your beliefs on that topic. This book examines the answers that have been proposed to this question, and presents and defends its own answer.

Art and Its Significance

Author : Stephen David Ross

ISBN10 : 143841787X

Publisher : SUNY Press

Number of Pages : 706

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1704


Book Summary: This anthology has been significantly expanded for this edition to include a wider range of contemporary issues. The most important addition is a new section on multicultural theory, including important and controversial selections ranging from discussions of art in other cultures to discussions of the appropriation of nonWestern art in Western cultures. The material from Kant's Critique of Judgment has been expanded to include his writing on aesthetical ideas and the sublime. The selections from Derrida have been updated and considerably expanded for this edition, primarily from The Truth in Painting. One of Derrida's most interesting provocations has also been added, his letter to Peter Eisenman on architecture. In addition, the section on feminist theory now includes a chapter from Irigaray's Speculum of the Other Woman. The anthology includes the most important writings on the theory of art in the Western tradition, including selections from Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Hegel, and Nietzsche; the most important philosophical writings of the last hundred years on the theory of art, including selections from Collingwood, Langer, Goodman, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty; contemporary Continental writings on art and interpretation, including selections from Gadamer, Ricoeur, Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault; also writings on the psychology of art by Freud and Jung, from the Frankfurt School by Benjamin, Adorno, and Marcuse, in feminist theory, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. The anthology also includes twentieth-century writings by artists including discussions of futurism, suprematism, and conceptual art.

On the Significance of Science and Art

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 142

Category : Science

Viewed : 1530


Book Summary: "On the Significance of Science and Art" by graf Leo Tolstoy (translated by Isabel Florence Hapgood). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Significance of Innovation for Business

Author : Mehmet Sarialtin

ISBN10 : 3656355185

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 10

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 1708


Book Summary: Essay from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: High Distinction , Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne (Faculty of Business and Law), course: Management and Organisational Behaviour, language: English, abstract: The ability to create innovative products represents a strong growth engine for almost all companies in different industries. A high level of innovation is one of the core attributes of any successful and continuously growing company. Any company has to rapidly develop new services, products and processes in order to compete with the advancing business market. This essay aims to explain the crucial significance of innovation for business by defining the term innovation and assessing its importance by giving an example from the company Apple Inc.. Moreover it outlines the differences between innovation and change as well as invention. The lighting of the topic from a shareholder perspective follows at the end.

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 3346109372

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 16

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, , language: English, abstract: The short story Runaround by Isaac Asimov is an example of older literature that encourages thinking ahead by showing challenges of future generations. Especially the handling of robots, subject in many of Asimov’s stories, has gained importance over the years. His fictional ideas even affected the development of future technologies. In his short stories Asimov stated prognoses and envisioned a world of robotics that have partially come true. He imagined how technologies might work and how people would interact. Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics are still highly regarded and taken into account when it comes to moral conflicts in the field of robotics. This talent of writing interesting and at the same time conclusive stories made him one of the most popular science fiction authors of the world. This paper deals with Asimov’s intention and the evaluation of a short story which contains the Three Laws of Robotics, being an example for an important contribution to the science fictional way of thinking. Critic comments on Asimov’s laws, an alternative set of rules and the development of robotics are the basis of the analysis. In this seminar paper, I am going to join the discussion on robotic development, the moral issues and the justification of the Three Laws of Robotics.

The importance of Central Asia. Transnational cooperation and international significance

Author : Cameron McFarlane

ISBN10 : 3668352658

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 12

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 838


Book Summary: Essay from the year 2013 in the subject Asian studies, grade: 4.01, , language: English, abstract: This essay strives to give the reader an extensive understanding of Central Asia, particularly focusing on the cooperation in Central Asia and the importance of the region internationally. This essay will focus on the main features of cooperation in Central Asia, considering predominantly the main features of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization which embodies four states in Central Asia, the Russia Federation and the People's Republic of China (PRC). Furthermore, in examining the importance of the region, this essay will primarily focus on the significance of the region for the two neighbouring regional powers – Russia and the PRC. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Central Asia, which comprises of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, has had to form bilateral and multinational relations, including the establishment of diplomatic ties. Central Asia’s landlocked location puts it at the heart of Eurasia, neighbouring regional powers, Russia and China, and in close proximity with other potential regional powers, Iran, and India, however, also surrounded by the regions of South Asia, South-East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

Level of usage of ERHM and its significance in Malaysia and Kuwait and its correlations to HRM

Author : Eric Mwaura

ISBN10 : 3668468710

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 9

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 1858


Book Summary: Essay from the year 2017 in the subject Information Management, grade: 70.0, , language: English, abstract: This study aims at connecting the usefulness of EHRM in solving HR predicaments. In doing so, the study made use of exploratory research while also considering two countries - Malaysia and Kuwait. It tried to explore the level of usage of EHRM and its significance in those countries. Since the discovery of Moore’s law on the development of computers and the electronic world, technology has grown to become more and more useful in daily applications. The famous Gordon Moore showed that the power of computing will increase exponentially with time; an idea that has been proven since he first mentioned it. This has resulted in an increased application of computer and electronic related activities not only in daily normal life but also in businesses as well. Human resource management as a field has faced multiple phases of development. From the ages it was referred to as personnel management, the area has evolved to the today’s widely known Human resource management. More recent development has extended to include electronic-way-of-life into human resource management giving the world the ever glorious Electronic Human Resource Management. Deshwal (2015) in his powerful research work showed that record keeping and information sharing has been changed so much by the way HR department has involved information technology in its practices. Notably, paperwork has decreased in volumes and the access to data has become excellent.

The significance of reading in the English class. A lesson plan with Khaled Hosseini's

Author : Ayse Gökce

ISBN10 : 3640910745

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 15

Category : Foreign Language Study

Viewed : 1427


Book Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 1,7, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (Lehrstuhl Fremdsprachendidaktik), course: Seminar “Young Adult Fiction”, language: English, abstract: Teaching English as a foreign language means a great challenge which would certainly be answered by all English teachers in the affirmative. Today every school in Germany offers English as school subject, even the primary schools. Consequently it must be put great emphasis on teaching it accurately by taking into consideration any aspect of English language acquisition when learning it, for example the acquisition of a distinctive vocabulary, the ability to use grammar rules correctly, the ability to spell correctly, the ability to understand what is been said when native speakers talk in English which we call listening comprehension. Another very important part of learning English as a foreign language is undisputedly reading comprehension. The ability to read out correctly, to understand what is been read and to be able to work with a text effectively is not only a competence that should be concentrated on in the foreign language but also in the mother tongue. The PISA Study is a perfect proof of this which will be mentioned later on. In this paper I will try to accentuate the importance and significance of reading in the English class. In order to illustrate this I will introduce the novel A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, an American author and doctor with Afghan origins, and use it for the elaboration of the importance of reading activities in the English class. Initially I will focus on the didactic analysis which includes the reference to the syllabus. The syllabus is of course the signpost in terms of guidelines when planning the lessons, choosing age-appropriate media and methods. What role does reading play in this context? What is said in the syllabus when it comes to reading? The next step would be to explain why I have chosen A Thousand Splendid Suns in this context. For what reason I am of the opinion that it can be read in the grade and school given below. I also focus on the topics that can be made use of in class when working with the novel, which aspects given in the text could be used to discuss it with pupils. Then the novel will be summarized in short by also taking into account the author's vita in short to have a better understanding of what is important in the usage of the book.

The significance of 'the letter' in Edgar Allan Poe's short story

Author : Claudia Effenberger

ISBN10 : 364020803X

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 22

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1791


Book Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar II), course: American Mysteries - Detective Fiction in the U.S., 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Only the one, who looks for wisdom, but does not declare to be the one who has already found it can call himself a wise man. – Especially in our present world this quote from Seneca, who lived at the beginning of the first century, is more and more proven to be true. Most of all the field of religion is affected by these words. Long time the church declared to know the absolute and unmistakable truth of our world. But today our science-stamped knowledge more and more disproves many dogmas spread by the church. Yet, religion is not the only field where this quote can be employed. Also in our daily activities and lives, people who overestimate their knowledge and capabilities normally never reach their aims. This does not always has to do with arrogance. Sometimes people simply think that what they know and do has to be right or perfect because it is what ‘the mass’ would think or do. But in most cases it is better to think before acting, to be different from the mass, especially to think different to achieve things, the mass would not be able to achieve. No quote would be more appropriate for Edgar Allen Poe’s story The Purloined Letter, than that from Seneca.. Only the Detective Dupin, who is looking for the truth is able to find it, because he does not underestimate the gifts of his enemy. He does not think of himself to be a wise man but he thinks himself to be clever. And this is a gift which is sometimes more important than being wise. Poe constructs his hard-boiled detective story round just one very crucial object – a letter. A letter that influences the people possessing it, using it. This document can be regarded as the main actor in the story. For this reason this paper ‘s aim is to analyse the role of ‘the letter’ as it is only a sheet of paper, and at the same time more than just a sheet of paper. Its influence an significance in regard to text structure, construction of characters and course of the story will be examined. All this will be looked at with a constant connection to the philosophical and psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Derrida and Jacques Lacan. Especially Lacan’s interpretations will be discussed, as he was occupied with Poe’s story in his Seminar on ‘The Purloined Letter’. The final summary shall bundle the gained information to a logical minimum and draw some conclusions from it.

The Significance of the Frontier in American History

Author : Frederick Jackson Turner

ISBN10 : 014196331X

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 128

Category : History

Viewed : 1940


Book Summary: This hugely influential work marked a turning point in US history and culture, arguing that the nation’s expansion into the Great West was directly linked to its unique spirit: a rugged individualism forged at the juncture between civilization and wilderness, which – for better or worse – lies at the heart of American identity today. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves – and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives – and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

The Oedipal triangular structure and its significance for

Author : Moritz Tonk

ISBN10 : 3640816366

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 20

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 955


Book Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Ruhr-University of Bochum, language: English, abstract: Eine Hauptseminararbeit, die unter Berücksichtigung der psychoanalytischen Lesart des Freudschen Elektra-Komplexes das Drama Mourning Becomes Elektra untersucht, wobei versucht wird, die klassische Lesart durch eine differenziertere Analyse mit Hilfe einer Dreiecksbeziehung der verschiedenen Charaktere, zu überkommen.

The Significance of gender for the

Author : Mandy Dobiasch

ISBN10 : 3638300072

Publisher : GRIN Verlag

Number of Pages : 18

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 1903


Book Summary: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,2 (A+), University of Potsdam (Anglistics/ American Studies), course: America in War and Peace: Jazz Age to World War II, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: After the Civil War, many Southerners were dissatisfied with their situation. The lost war and the fact that many existences were destroyed due to the collapse of the Southern economy, stirred the anger among many of them. The abolition of slavery that was forced upon them and which until then was the basis of their economic prosperity, was the more serious. This discontent then changed to hate towards the former slaves. Many former slave holders came together and formed what became known as the first Ku Klux Klan, an organization that tried to overthrow the system and to return to the old one by lynching and intimidating black citizens. This dark chapter of American history should not remain the only one. After the disappearance of the first Ku Klux Klan, partly because of the passing of the “Ku Klux Klan Acts” of 18701, racial frictions played a minor role, although they never completely disappeared. In the following decades the American people were especially at the end of the century concerned with the ongoing industrialization and development of the country. World War I even saw the involvement of African Americans in the service. It was not until the end of the war and the end of all war enthusiasm that Americans were confronted with the legacy of the Civil War outcomes. The racial turmoil of the post-war era led to the re-emergence of the Ku Klux Klan, generally referred to as the second Klan. Although similar in its basic principles, the two organizations had different ideas altogether. One major difference was the foundation of a female branch of the Ku Klux Klan – the “Women of the Ku Klux Klan”.


Author : Cat Mason

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Cat Mason

Number of Pages : 137

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 966


Book Summary: Mitchell Taylor has spent most of the last five years overseas serving his country. Finally home after months of being separated from his longtime girlfriend, Becky, has him ready for change. Between celebrating and adjusting to him being home, the couple soon learn they aren’t on the same page with their relationship. Pain, loss, maddening friends, and fear of the unknown will test them both as they come to terms with what is really important. Love. Will Becky let fear and doubt rob her of the happily ever after with her sailor? Laughter, tears, triumph, and tragedy are all significant parts of life that we all face whether we like it or not. It’s all how we deal with them that make us who we are. This is their story. Contains adult content and subject matter. Significance is a prequel to Gravity, book one in the Sin City Hearts series, formerly the Artistic Pricks Ink series, and is a companion novella to Solitude, book two.