Social Science Research Council Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0309103975, 9780309103978
Authors: Committee On Assessing Behavioral, Social Science Research On Aging, Irwin Feller, Paul C. Stern, editors, National Research Council
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Keywords: research, aging, social, behavioral, assessing, science, strategy
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A Strategy for Assessing Science offers strategic advice on the perennial issue of assessing rates of progress in different scientific fields. It considers available knowledge about how science makes progress and examines a range of decision-making strategies for addressing key science policy concerns. These include avoiding undue conservatism that may arise from the influence of established disci......
ISBN: 0309088526, 9780309088527
Authors: Constance F. Citro, Daniel R. Ilgen,, Cora B. Marrett, editors, Panel On Institutional Review Boards, Surveys,, Social Science Research, National Research Council
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Keywords: sciences, research, behavioral, social, participants, facilitating, protecting
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Institutional review boards (IRBs) are the linchpins of the protection systems that govern human participation in research.In recent years, high-profile cases have focused attention on the weaknesses of the procedures for protecting participants in medical research.The issues surrounding participants protection in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences may be less visible to the public eye,......
ISBN: 0309163420, 9780309163422
Authors: Committee On Behavioral, Social Science Research To Improve Intelligence Analysis For National Security; National Research Council
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Keywords: social, sciences, behavioral, advances, analysis, intelligence
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The intelligence community (IC) plays an essential role in the national security of the United States. Decision makers rely on IC analyses and predictions to reduce uncertainty and to provide warnings about everything from international diplomatic relations to overseas conflicts. In today's complex and rapidly changing world, it is more important than ever that analytic products be accurate and ti......
ISBN: 0309049326, 9780309049320
Authors: anne F. Thurston With Karen Turner-gottschang, Linda A. Reed; Committee On Scholarly Communication With China, American Council Of Learned Societies, National Academy Of Sciences, Social Science Research Council
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Keywords: life, work, prc, academic, guide, bound, revised, china
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This volume helps academic visitors make long-term stays in China productive, comfortable, and fun. New material includes an expanded section on science and social science fieldwork and computers. Living costs, health issues, and addresses and fax numbers for important services are updated. Guidance is offered on currency, transportation, communications, bringing children into China, and other iss......
ISBN: 0309095409, 9780309095402
Authors: Garry D. Brewer, Paul C. Stern, editors, Panel On Social, Behavioral Science Research Priorities For Environmental Decision Making, Committee On The Human Dimensions Of Global Change, National Research Council
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Keywords: science, research, priorities, behavioral, social, making, environment, decision
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With the growing number, complexity, and importance of environmental problems come demands to include a full range of intellectual disciplines and scholarly traditions to help define and eventually manage such problems more effectively.Decision Making for the Environment: Social and Behavioral Science Research Priorities is the result of a 2-year effort by 12 social and behavioral scientists, scho......
ISBN: 0309176980, 9780309176989
Authors: Baruch Fischhoff, Cherie Chauvin, Editors; Committee On Behavioral, Social Science Research To Improve Intelligence Analysis For National Security; National Research Council
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Keywords: scientific, foundations, social, behavioral, analysis, intelligence
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The U.S. intelligence community (IC) is a complex human enterprise whose success depends on how well the people in it perform their work. Although often aided by sophisticated technologies, these people ultimately rely on their own intellect to identify, synthesize, and communicate the information on which the nation's security depends. The IC's success depends on having trained, motivated, and th......
ISBN: 0309159377, 9780309159371
Author: Chinese Academy Of Social Sciences; Indian National Science Academy; Indonesian Academy Of Sciences; National Research Council; Science Council Of Japan
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Keywords: scientific, basis, policy, development, strengthening, asia, challenges, population, aging, preparing
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Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia discusses the challenges posed by a rapidly aging population and identifies needed research to help policymakers better respond to them. While the percentage of elderly people in nearly every nation is growing, this aging trend is particularly stark in parts of Asia.Projections indicate that the portion of the population age 65 and older wil......
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