By Chance AloneBy Chance Alone

The author will be donating a portion of his royalties from this book to institutions promoting tolerance and understanding.

Author: Max Eisen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9781443448550


Page: 304

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WINNER of CBC Canada Reads In the tradition of Elie Wiesel’s Night and Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz comes a bestselling new memoir by Canadian survivor Finalist for the 2017 RBC Taylor Prize More than 70 years after the Nazi camps were liberated by the Allies, a new Canadian Holocaust memoir details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous “death march” in January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, a journey of physical and psychological healing. Tibor “Max” Eisen was born in Moldava, Czechoslovakia into an Orthodox Jewish family. He had an extended family of sixty members, and he lived in a family compound with his parents, his two younger brothers, his baby sister, his paternal grandparents and his uncle and aunt. In the spring of1944--five and a half years after his region had been annexed to Hungary and the morning after the family’s yearly Passover Seder--gendarmes forcibly removed Eisen and his family from their home. They were brought to a brickyard and eventually loaded onto crowded cattle cars bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau. At fifteen years of age, Eisen survived the selection process and he was inducted into the camp as a slave labourer. One day, Eisen received a terrible blow from an SS guard. Severely injured, he was dumped at the hospital where a Polish political prisoner and physician, Tadeusz Orzeszko, operated on him. Despite his significant injury, Orzeszko saved Eisen from certain death in the gas chambers by giving him a job as a cleaner in the operating room. After his liberation and new trials in Communist Czechoslovakia, Eisen immigrated to Canada in 1949, where he has dedicated the last twenty-two years of his life to educating others about the Holocaust across Canada and around the world. The author will be donating a portion of his royalties from this book to institutions promoting tolerance and understanding.

Not by Chance AloneNot by Chance Alone

As the only person in the history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its highest honors—for distinguished research, teaching, and writing— Elliot Aronson is living proof that humans are capable of ...

Author: Elliot Aronson


ISBN: 9781458732316


Page: 368

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How does a boy from a financially and intellectually impoverished background grow up to become a Harvard researcher, win international acclaim for his groundbreaking work, and catch fire as a pioneering psychologist? As the only person in the history of the American Psychological Association to have won all three of its highest honors-for distinguished research, teaching, and writing- Elliot Aronson is living proof that humans are capable of capturing the power of the situation and conquering the prison of personality.A personal and compelling look into Aronson's profound contributions to the field of social psychology, Not by Chance Alone is a lifelong story of human potential and the power of social change.

Understanding Advanced Statistical MethodsUnderstanding Advanced Statistical Methods

In the former case, we claimed that the results were explainable by chance alone and in the latter we claimed that chance was not as plausible as an ...

Author: Peter Westfall

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466512115


Page: 569

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Providing a much-needed bridge between elementary statistics courses and advanced research methods courses, Understanding Advanced Statistical Methods helps students grasp the fundamental assumptions and machinery behind sophisticated statistical topics, such as logistic regression, maximum likelihood, bootstrapping, nonparametrics, and Bayesian methods. The book teaches students how to properly model, think critically, and design their own studies to avoid common errors. It leads them to think differently not only about math and statistics but also about general research and the scientific method. With a focus on statistical models as producers of data, the book enables students to more easily understand the machinery of advanced statistics. It also downplays the "population" interpretation of statistical models and presents Bayesian methods before frequentist ones. Requiring no prior calculus experience, the text employs a "just-in-time" approach that introduces mathematical topics, including calculus, where needed. Formulas throughout the text are used to explain why calculus and probability are essential in statistical modeling. The authors also intuitively explain the theory and logic behind real data analysis, incorporating a range of application examples from the social, economic, biological, medical, physical, and engineering sciences. Enabling your students to answer the why behind statistical methods, this text teaches them how to successfully draw conclusions when the premises are flawed. It empowers them to use advanced statistical methods with confidence and develop their own statistical recipes. Ancillary materials are available on the book’s website.

Introduction to Analysis of VarianceIntroduction to Analysis of Variance

Statistical analyses tell us how likely it is that a given (observed) result could have occurred by chance alone. Imagine two sets of scores, ...

Author: J. Rick Turner

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506349695


Page: 192

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Organized so that the reader moves from the simplest type of design to more complex ones, the authors introduce five different kinds of ANOVA techniques and explain which design//analysis is appropriate to answer specific questions.

Trask s Historical LinguisticsTrask s Historical Linguistics

... reduce the likelihood of chance resemblances to insignificance, ... that we will find a satisfactory match among exactly six languages by chance alone?

Author: Robert McColl Millar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317541776


Page: 392

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Trask’s Historical Linguistics, Third Edition, is an accessible introduction to historical linguistics – the study of language change over time. This engaging book is illustrated with language examples from all six continents, and covers the fundamental concepts of language change, methods for historical linguistics, linguistic reconstruction, sociolinguistic aspects of language change, language contact, the birth and death of languages, language and prehistory and the issue of very remote relations. This third edition of the renowned Trask’s Historical Linguistics is fully revised and updated and covers the most recent developments in historical linguistics, including: more detail on morphological change including cutting-edge discussions of iconization coverage of recent developments in sociolinguistic explanations of variation and change new case studies focusing on Germanic languages and American and New Zealand English, and updated exercises covering each of the topics within the book a brand new companion website featuring material for both professors and students, including discussion questions and further exercises as well as commentaries on the exercises within the book. Trask’s Historical Linguistics is essential reading for all students of language, linguistics and related disciplines. The accompanying website can be found at

Research Methods for Business StudentsResearch Methods for Business Students

... of a pattern such as a relationship between variables occurring by chance alone is known as significance testing ( Berman Brown and Saunders 2008 ) .

Author: Mark Saunders

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273716867


Page: 614

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Brings the theory, philosophy and techniques of research to life and enables students to understand the relevance of the research methods. This book helps you learn from worked examples and case studies based on real student research, illustrating what to do and what not to do in your project.


Typically, when deciding whether it is reasonable to attribute a result to chance alone, the cutoff is 5%, or 0.05. (In discrimination lawsuits, the cutoff ...

Author: Ann E. Watkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470458518


Page: 829

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Statistics 2e teaches statistics with a modern, data-analytic approach that uses graphing calculators and statistical software. It allows more emphasis to be put on statistical concepts and data analysis rather than following recipes for calculations. This gives readers a more realistic understanding of both the theoretical and practical applications of statistics, giving them the ability to master the subject.

Arnold Bennett The Self Management SeriesArnold Bennett The Self Management Series

Yet chance alone would be responsible. If I did that six times running all the players at the table would be interested in me. If I did it a dozen times all ...

Author: Arnold Bennett

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664559449


Page: 150

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This collection presents a personal development series by Arnold Bennett. The trilogy addresses corporate workers and people who to work every day from nine to five. Bennett offers them practical advice on how to live life to the full potential as opposed to just exist.

Groundwater Contamination and Analysis at Hazardous Waste SitesGroundwater Contamination and Analysis at Hazardous Waste Sites

For example , with r = 100 , we would expect as many as five significant results by chance alone . The second stage involves a resampling of only those ...

Author: Suzanne Lesage

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 082478720X


Page: 552

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This comprehensive reference describes investigations of the fate of toxic chemicals emanating from hazardous waste sites and contaminating groundwater, discussing the hydrogeochemistry at US, Canadian, Australian, and German sites to reflect the different approaches used around the world.;Written by over 30 international experts in the field, Groundwater Contamination and Analysis at Hazardous Waste Sites: presents case histories spanning 30 years of activities by the United States Geological Survey's Organics in Water project, including studies of pesticide, munition, and wood preservative residues contaminating groundwater; outlines the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SW-846 methods of analysis for groundwater samples taken at hazardous waste sites; details the analytical requirements for qualitative surveys, regulatory compliance, and research programs; examines the use of statistics at site investigations and waste disposal facilities as well as data interpretation techniques such as multivariate plots; covers the application of a portable gas chromatograph in studying a vapor-phase plume of trichloroethylene, giving tips about problems that may lead to variability in the data; and explores dense nonaqueous-phase liquid dissolution using Raoult's law, biotransformation of the dissolved constituents, and their sorption to aquifer materials.;Extensively illustrated with more than 250 figures, tables, and display equations, Groundwater Contamination and Analysis at Hazardous Waste Sites is a practical tool for pollution control and environmental engineers, hydrogeologists, analytical chemists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

Methuselah FliesMethuselah Flies

The B populations have the lowest average variance, which has a probability of 1/252 of occurring by chance alone, assuming uniform likelihood over the ...

Author: Michael R Rose

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814483353


Page: 496

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Methuselah Flies presents a trailblazing project on the biology of aging. It describes research on the first organisms to have their lifespan increased, and their aging slowed, by hereditary manipulation. These organisms are fruit flies from the species Drosophila melanogaster, the great workhorse of genetics. Michael Rose and his colleagues have been able to double the lifespan of these insects, and improved their health in numerous respects as well. The study of these flies with postponed aging is one of the best means we have of understanding, and ultimately achieving, the postponement of aging in humans. As such, the carefully presented detail of this book will be of value to research devoted to the understanding and control of aging. Methuselah Flies: • is a tightly edited distillation of twenty years of work by many scientists • contains the original publications regarding the longer-lived fruit flies • offers commentaries on each of the topics covered — new, short essays that put the individual research papers in a wider context • gives full access to the original data • captures the scientific significance of postponed aging for a wide academic audience Contents: Creation and Long-term Evolution of Methuselah FliesStress, Resistance, Physiology, and AgingReproduction, Nutrition, and AgingGenetics and Molecular Biology of Methuselah FliesReverse Evolution of Methuselah FliesAging, Development, and Crowding Readership: Biologists and doctors interested in the study of aging. Keywords:Aging;Evolution;Drosophila;Postponed Senescence;Fruit Flies

Brain Computer Interfaces HandbookBrain Computer Interfaces Handbook

By chance alone, it may be that the outcome is four times head. At least, and even though the coin would not be biased, it is not at all certain that the ...

Author: Chang S. Nam

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351231947


Page: 788

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Brain–Computer Interfaces Handbook: Technological and Theoretical Advances provides a tutorial and an overview of the rich and multi-faceted world of Brain–Computer Interfaces (BCIs). The authors supply readers with a contemporary presentation of fundamentals, theories, and diverse applications of BCI, creating a valuable resource for anyone involved with the improvement of people’s lives by replacing, restoring, improving, supplementing or enhancing natural output from the central nervous system. It is a useful guide for readers interested in understanding how neural bases for cognitive and sensory functions, such as seeing, hearing, and remembering, relate to real-world technologies. More precisely, this handbook details clinical, therapeutic and human-computer interfaces applications of BCI and various aspects of human cognition and behavior such as perception, affect, and action. It overviews the different methods and techniques used in acquiring and pre-processing brain signals, extracting features, and classifying users’ mental states and intentions. Various theories, models, and empirical findings regarding the ways in which the human brain interfaces with external systems and environments using BCI are also explored. The handbook concludes by engaging ethical considerations, open questions, and challenges that continue to face brain–computer interface research. Features an in-depth look at the different methods and techniques used in acquiring and pre-processing brain signals, extracting features, and classifying the user's intention Covers various theories, models, and empirical findings regarding ways in which the human brain can interface with the systems or external environments Presents applications of BCI technology to understand various aspects of human cognition and behavior such as perception, affect, action, and more Includes clinical trials and individual case studies of the experimental therapeutic applications of BCI Provides human factors and human-computer interface concerns in the design, development, and evaluation of BCIs Overall, this handbook provides a synopsis of key technological and theoretical advances that are directly applicable to brain–computer interfacing technologies and can be readily understood and applied by individuals with no formal training in BCI research and development.


To correct for the spurious associations that may occur by chance alone when large numbers of comparisons are being made, the threshold for calling a ...

Author: Harry Ostrer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195379617


Page: 264

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Who are the Jews-- a race, a people, a religious group? Osterer offers readers an entirely fresh perspective on the Jewish people and their history, with a cutting-edge portrait of population genetics, a field which may soon take its place as a pillar of group identity alongside shared spirituality, shared social values, and a shared cultural legacy.

Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and DesignEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design

We assume independence and then determine the probability of observing an equal or greater r by chance alone . If the probability is below the acceptable ...

Author: John J. McKetta Jr

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824724976


Page: 528

View: 124

"Written by engineers for engineers (with over 150 International Editorial Advisory Board members),this highly lauded resource provides up-to-the-minute information on the chemical processes, methods, practices, products, and standards in the chemical, and related, industries. "

Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the ParanormalPseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal

This would be the chance rate if the paranormal indeed did not exist. ... and disbelievers to guess the number of “heads” one might expect by chance alone.

Author: Jonathan C. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358940


Page: 432

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Pseudoscience and Extraordinary Claims of the Paranormal: A Critical Thinker's Toolkit provides readers with a variety of "reality-checking" tools to analyze extraordinary claims and to determine their validity. Integrates simple yet powerful evaluative tools used by both paranormal believers and skeptics alike Introduces innovations such as a continuum for ranking paranormal claims and evaluating their implications Includes an innovative "Critical Thinker’s Toolkit," a systematic approach for performing reality checks on paranormal claims related to astrology, psychics, spiritualism, parapsychology, dream telepathy, mind-over-matter, prayer, life after death, creationism, and more Explores the five alternative hypotheses to consider when confronting a paranormal claim Reality Check boxes, integrated into the text, invite students to engage in further discussion and examination of claims Written in a lively, engaging style for students and general readers alike Ancillaries: Testbank and PowerPoint slides available at