Questions related to Textbooks
Unlike journals that ensured ideas that are not author's own are duly cited and referenced, and also, author's ideas/observations could be backed up by citing other peoples work and referencing them in journals. Which is more like a validation of research findings, if it agrees with previous discoveries, in my opinion.
With these observations which one would you recommend for reading to accumulate scientific knowledge, Textbook/Journal?
Do you think a textbook is reliable enough to be recommended if you have not gone through all the pages and agree with all that is written in it, especially for young or upcoming researchers that may not know whether what is written is wrong or right?
Do you think that there should be a change in this precedence regarding textbooks in the nearest future? Thanks.
Is the loss coefficient (K), used in the determination of head losses, is independent of size of the piping and the material type?
I have looked in multiple textbooks and online resources but this answer is not clear.
Textbooks depict the innate immune response as ending with the onset of the adaptive immune response. Recognizing that the "end" of the innate immune response is not well-defined in my question, what is your molecular hypothesis for the turning off of innate immune pathways during the handoff of responsibility to adaptive immunity?
Details: We know that each of the following molecular mechanisms is capable of inhibiting type I interferon signaling: 1) SOCS1/3 suppression of cytokine signaling, 2) ZBED2 competition for ISREs, 3) phosphatases such as SHP1 that can reverse JAK-mediated phosphorylations, and 4) other mechanisms more recently suggested, such as IL-10 and IL-6 or TGFb.
But what do you see as the likely chain of cause and effect that turns off innate immune signaling at the "appropriate" time?
Comments and questions are welcome.
I started reading the textbook, Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology this week. In Chapter 2: Evaluation; Mertens (2020) asserts that evaluation and research share similarities, however the differences between the two types of systematic inquiry are clearly distinguishable. (p. 86) After learning more about research and evaluation I have come to the conclusion that the two practices do not overlap as much as you may think they do.
Research and evaluation have different goals:
- Research is a system used for knowing or understanding
- Evaluation is a system used for discovering merit, worth, or quality
Research and evaluation have different processes:
- Research is made up of 8 main steps; identify world view, establish focus, literature review, identify design, identify data sources, collection methods, analysis and future dirction
- Evaluation is made up of 3 main steps; focusing the evaluation, planning the evaluation and implementing the evaluation
Research and evaluation use different terminology:
- The jargon used in research is similar to terminology you might be familiar with from science courses and experiments; variables, control groups, sample, subject
- The jargon used in evaluation is more similar to terms that you might be familiar with from business or management courses; merit, worth, monitoring, assessment, internal evaluators, stakeholders.
Taking into consideration stark differences between the goals, processes and terminology used in research vs. evaluation, I would argue that these two practices are not intertwined with one another. That is not to say that they can never be used together, rather that they can be used independently and with separate goals in mind.
I would love to hear some different perspectives on research vs. evaluation and how you may be applying them in your own work.
Mertens, D. M. (2020). In Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating diversity with quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. 5th ed. SAGE
I want to ask about the method of scale-up for upper flow fixed bed adsorption column.
I will use the scale-up parameters are column diameter, bed height and flow rate.
Is there any reference or textbook of mathematical method?
How to use those parameters for scale-up for upper flow fixed bed adsorption column?
I work in a liberal art based university. I would like to propose a course about energy storage and conversion technologies. However, it is a challenge to find a textbook that could be used to teach this topic to non-science students.
I was saddened to receive a message today that Dr Jean Garnier, a dear friend, mentor, and scientific colleague, has passed way. He held the Order of Honors in Agronomy (Mérite Agricole), Officer, Order of Honors in Education (Palmes Académiques), Knight. He has also held a laureate position at the Ministry of Agriculture, USA, and the position of Research Director at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research. He was until quite recently the Editor in Chief of Biophysical Reviews, a journal sponsored by the International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics of which he has been President. He was a widely respected expert in protein science and a founder of bioinformatics. He wrote many scientific papers, and he was a huge influence on my work and the work of many others. We coauthored a textbook on proteins and protein engineering that was widely used in universities. Under his guidance, our research and early papers together, particularly on the prediction of protein secondary structure and protein modeling, achieved many thousands of citations. The GOR method is still widely used today, and I saw that it played a significant role in the published research of many protein scientists responding to the rise of COVID-19. We kept in touch, and he will be very much missed.
What is the best Advanced Macroeconomics textbook for Mater Level students? I am teaching the Advanced Macroeconomics to Master level students. Please suggest the best textbook of the mentioned subject.
Dr. Syed Irshad Hussain
What is the best Economic growth textbook for undergraduate Level students? I am teaching the Economic growth to undergraduate level students. Please suggest the best textbook of the mentioned subject.
Dr. Sayed Irshad Hussain
Textbooks about the managerial aspects of Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 for academic teaching with exercises and case studies.
What is the best Advanced Macroeconomics textbook for Mater Level students? I am teaching the Advanced Macroeconomics to Master level students. Please suggest the best textbook of the mentioned subject.
Dr. Syed Irshad Hussain
I will be proposing a new course in our MS biomedical sciences program, likely in the areas of toxicology and/or environmental health. If anyone has used graduate-level introductory textbooks in these fields, please let me know which textbooks you have used, and whether you would recommend them.
Hello everyone, I'm very new in protein KMC/MD and I would like to make the KMC/MD which is based on Breaking-Forming H-bond.
I would like to breaking H-bond from the amino acid residue which have low RMSF after MD production and calculate again for forming H-bond (and for potential energy).
I would like to know that how to create the RMSF cut-off or if someone have a good explaination textbook or paper about Protein KMC/MD procedure
Thank you for your time
What is the best textbook for instructors for helping their learners to build social impact/enterprise start-ups? ie including PPT slides and other learning resources?
I am looking at example 1, Chapter V, Sec. 19 of the Dover edition of Wasow’s “Asymptotic Expansions for Ordinary Differential Equations”. This is the latest edition of which I am aware. Although this example is an excellent one for demonstrating shearing transformations and determining an appropriate change of variables, the alleged fundamental system to eqn. (19.30) is clearly erroneous. The following formula is likewise in error although consistent. Is this overlooked in all reviews and revisions? After all, a fundamental series is, by definition, an exact solution and not just a formal series. One may expect addition of lower-order terms in (19.30), but the author explicitly rules this out and claims to have achieved a terminating series. Can any experts shed some light on this oversight/neglect?
the chemical equation (in the small picture) is included in a table for the selection of organic reduction Half-Reactions in a textbook.
my question is what does (d) stand for??...since the author makes it equal to 40 in the methanogenesis example (see the large picture)?
Many educational institutions replaced the textbook with electronic book. Is this a correct move, or still the printed textbook has readers?
what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
I am evaluating a new English textbook. I found out the answers of teachers who are teaching this textbook in the class are very different from the answers of english teaching scholars to the same questions. How we can solve this problem at the time of giving a report to the authors of textbook to revise it?
I would like to prepare a lecture on "Introduction to Statistics" and am looking for a suitable textbook on which to base the lecture. Any recommendations?
I am doing research on why should indigenous knowledge represented in Science and technology focusing on South African educational system
Learning new techniques and being up to dated with what's happening in dental field became not limited to textbooks or university degree programs nowadays. There are new platforms, methods that became so popular among practitioners. what are these new methods and are they effective and can depend on?
We are hunting around for the related information about the following conclusion:
- The 1890s were a watershed in virology, when Russian microbiologist Dmitri Ivanovski (alternative spelling Dmitrii Iwanowski or Dmitry Iwanowski or Dimitri Ivanovski or Dmitri Iwanovsky or Dmitrij Ivanovskij)(Russian: Дми́трий Ио́сифович Ивано́вский)(1864–1920) isolated the tobacco mosaic virus in 1892 and reported it to the Imperial Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg1.
Q1: What exactly is the correct spelling?
There are at least 10 different English spellings of his name. In Ref. 2, on p. 755, the editors spelled the Russian scientist’s name as Dimitri Ivanovski2. However, most authors spelled his name as Dmitri Ivanovski in their literature3, whereas many others spelled his name as Dmitri Iwanovsky in English textbooks and documents.
Q2: What is the most accurate description of his identity?
In the same vein, he was described as a scientist/microbiologist/botanist/virologist in different documents. Which one is the best?
Q3: We need the pertinent reference of 1892.
As the Editorial (Ref. 2) remarked, “some notable achievements in microbiology have gone unrewarded by the Nobel committee.” I think, the isolation of the tobacco mosaic virus in 1892 should be a notable achievement in virology. Embarrassingly, the authors barely care about the original reference or document when recounting the ‘trivial story’.
We need help to check the information about the original reference:
- Von Dm. Iwanowsky. Über die Mosaikkrankheit der Tabakspflanze. Bulletin Scientifique Publié Par l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Saint-Pétersbourg. 35: 67–70 (1892).
It would be appreciated if anyone could provide the original document.
1. Iwanowsky, D. V. Über die Mosaikkrankheit der Tabakspflanze (Concerning the mosaic disease of the tobacco plant). Bull. l’Académie impériale des Sci. Saint-pétersbg. 35, 67–70 (1892).
2. Editorial. A Nobel endeavour. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 8, 755–755 (2010).
3. Lechevalier, H. Dmitri Iosifovich Ivanovski (1864-1920). Bacteriol. Rev. 36, 135–145 (1972).
Gender representation in numerous school textbooks across diverse societies has been studied and discussed since the 1970s. A substantial number of these studies stated that gender bias in textbooks (GBIT) is quite stubborn and practically a barrier in the way of gender inequality (Ullah & Haque, 2016). In particular, in textbooks of Social Studies, the construction of gender is solely stereotypical (Jabeen, Choudry, Omar, 2014). Hameed (2012) in his study on gendered based English textbooks found that in shaping up ideas of the children and for encouraging optimist gender roles in children, textbooks play a decisive role and can be a valuable tool. Further, Jabeen and Illyas (2012) emphasize that characters in (learning resources (textbooks) play a significant part in children. Characters influence children's choices concerning to what type of being they want to become (Jabeen & Illyas, 2012).
Unterhalter and North (2010) therefore argue that to achieve gender equality through education, the concerns of men and women would be considered as integral parts monitoring, designing, evaluating policies programs in all social, political, and socio-economical domains to provide equal benefit for men and women and to not perpetuate inequality. Emphasizing on efficiency approach of Gender and Development (GAD), Cornwall (2000) also mentioned that men as oppressors and women as a victim of gender inequalities is a simplification of reality. So, there is a need to view gender, not as a unilateral issue of women but it should also be considered in terms of power relations and powerlessness where men and women may be dis-empowered and vulnerable (as cited in Gender analysis framework of Leach, 2003, pp.10-11).
Recently I read the textbook "A Pharmacology Primer" (https://www.elsevier.com/books/a-pharmacology-primer/kenakin/978-0-12-813957-8 ) and it was very helpful to me.
The book contains quantitative efficacy modeling. For example, most concentration dependent curve' s shape is sigmoid, of course I knew it but the book explain why sigmoidal shape is drawn and its meaning can apply analysis of drug character.
However, the book cover only small molecules, I want to read more books about antibody drugs.
Can you recommend any textbooks?
How to analyze the mathematics textbook from the prospective of student‘s use in order to examine how textbooks support students to do mathematics learning？
Is there any theory that could be used for doing such research？or some relevant articles？or give some suggestions？
Thank you very much！
I have found many scientific papers and edited books on global value chains. But I do not find any book that combines global value chain, buyer-supplier/seller relationships and climate change together. I am looking for a textbook that covers the issues together.
I’ve been asked to revise a chapter in a textbook. The chapter was written by another author. In revision, is it acceptable to retain any of the original author‘s exact work, or does it need to be completely rewritten in original language? I’ve only revised my own chapters before, and no one seems to know how this is properly handled.
What is the best Advanced Microeconomics textbook for Mater Level students. I am teaching the Advanced Microeconomics to Master level students. Please suggest the best textbook of the mentioned subject.
Dr. Syed Irshad Hussain
Unfortunately, this simplistic vision of RF and microwave circuit design often becomes blurred when test results are obtained that differ drastically from the beautiful simulation results. The reasons for this disparity may normally be traced to one of the following:
"The ratio of the transverse dimensions of transmission lines to wave length are nonnegligible thus, additional unwanted energy storage modes become available."
I read this above paragraph in a textbook, and didn't quite understand the sentence given in bold.
As of how does the above condition result in unwanted energy storage modes.
Thank you in advance
Every textbook or article on phagocytosis only mention that digested material is expelled out of the macrophage after digestion. But what is the exact contents of this digested material - oligopeptides? Nucleotides? Amino-acids? Small lipids? Where do they go and what signals provide after being released from macrophage? How are they utilised?
Hello, for an article I am looking for maps of the Crimean peninsula (ideally textbooks or atlases) from Russia and Ukraine to compare. Does anyone have appropriate materials or know of suitable contacts (textbook publishers or universities)? Best regards.
I need a good textbook for teaching postgraduate research methodology. The textbook should have slides etc.
I am a student from a relatively developing country and the commercial enzyme is expensive for us. My graduation thesis is desperately in need of an available standard curve for my AchE assay so that I can calculate my results using it. Please is there anyone who currently doing the AchE assay who can share it with me or where can I find it, are there papers or textbooks that I can find it in?
Your help would be very much appreciated.
I cannot find in any textbook or site if the myoglobin binds only with oxygen or it can bind with other molecules same as hemoglobin which it can bind to ( O2, CO2, NO, 2,3-BPG),I appreciate any help in this matter, thank you in advance
In several textbooks and research papers, I've come across the phrase "Large sample size" (for example, an estimator is consistant for large sample size). However, what is meant by a large sample size is unclear. I mean, where does a large sample begin? Is there a formula or a criteria for determining that a sample size is large or small, especially in case of infinite population?
data analysis, testing of hypothesis, statistical inference, probability, survey sampling.
Any recommendations for a good "Research Methods" textbook suitable for Geography undergraduates? Which textbooks do you like? Or any recommendations for open source online research methods textbooks?
I'm new on medical science and I learned from my teachers that there are 4 specialized myocardium conducts on the right atrium that make the internodal conduction. I did an fast review on literature and realized that maybe this explanation was wrong and it is a old fashion way to explain the conduction.
So, I turn my question to more specialized scientists on the field, what do you think? There is these 4 conduction pathways or they are only differentiated due to the myocardium tissue which is naturally separated by the veins and anatomic structures of the right atrium?
(PS. My college textbook is Latarjet & Liard and they didn't define these 4 pathways. I think Moore neither)
I work on CdTe base solar cell. Need to know the physics and techniques to calculate the open circuit voltage from the photoluminescence spectroscopy. We can also compare the result with Voc calculated from the ERE measurement. A textbook source, journal papers on this will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I found the attached example which is related to the dimensional analysis of convective heat transfer. I want to know in which textbook I can find it. Because I need to study that section of the textbook. Please let me know if anyone encountered this example previously.
NOTE: I do not need the solution.
Thank you in advance.
In section 1.4,The answer of 13th exercise question is not correct.In the question 13(d), the answer is printed as True. But the Domain under consideration is set of all integers.When we apply negative integers 3n > 4n. Example -6 > -8. So the universal quantifier when applied to the domain the set of integers, ithe given proposition will not hold for all integers. Hence the answer must be false.
This Textbook( 8th edition ) has been used by students of most of all universities in this world. So this error must be noticed.Whats your opinion?
See the attachments.
I would appreciate if you could help me collecting material/syllabus/slides/textbook/others for a new course entitled "Secure Assembly Coding "
Course Description: "This course aims to provide an overview of Assembly Language Fundamentals of Penetration Testing. Assembly language is most used programming languages in reverse engineering. It helps to understand any malware. It is used to analyze the flaw of any malware. Specific topics to be covered in this knowledge unit must at least include computer systems, data representation, numbering systems, instruction execution, symbolic coding, data word definition, laterals, location counter, indexing, indirect addressing, relative addressing, and assembly systems, reverse engineering (it tells complete working process of any application.), malwares and analyze the flaw of any malware".
Thanks in advance
Many papers have addressed the problem of well treatment in finite difference analysis (in the petroleum industry). Could you please recommend some articles or relevant textbooks about well treatment in finite element analysis? Many thanks!
Suppose I want to teach beginner first- and second-year university students, possibly as a first programming language, or they maybe have some programming background in another language. What Python programming textbooks do you suggest?
Also, what Python programming textbooks do you suggest for teaching advanced topics?
I need suggestions on recent textbooks or articles that describes the required panel data methods suitable for N>T and N<T. Especially when N< 20 and T<10.
in the recent trends of research, it has been noticed that the usage of AI and ML has been increasing which poses a new area as well as challenges towards adaptation of these programs in environmental engineering applications. Kindly suggest the measures to be taken to adapt for the research work
I am currently writing a paper that examines different definitions or different elements of a concept. In the literature review I got a good overview of the topic, but what I couldn't get from it was a comparison model for definitions.
So, I am looking for a model to compare the definitions [Edit] found in the Literature review. The defintions are verbal and do not have empirical data and are not based on empirical data. Discipline is Businss Administration. [/Edit]. No model to evaluate the concept, I found some. My own search has not yielded any useful results for comparison models.
Please, can you help me by either giving me good search terms, textbooks on comparison methodology or something you think can help me with this point?
Kind regards, Sebastian
Teaching radiographic procedures may be problematic, taking into consideration student burdent and learning time. I would like to know how other Radiography Lecturers in other countries overcome the problem in deciding which of those procedures to teach and assess.
Based on a resent question; what is the difference between a saprophyte and a saprotroph?
In Greek saprophyte would be saprós (“putrid; decayed; rotten”) and phyte ("plant") thus meaning a plant that will live of dead or decaying organic matter. Saprotroph on the other hand, would be saprós (“putrid; decayed; rotten”) and trophē (“food; nourishment”) and thus include all organism with this lifestyle.
It seems as if the term saprophyte would be incorrect as plants are in actuality not saprophytic. The same problem comes in with saprophytic vs saprotrophic. My concern is this, why were we taught that "saprophytic" or saprotrophic fungi are saprophytes as this would seem to be incorrect. Recent publications and textbooks still refer to saprophytes. Has the term saprophyte been abolished or regardless of the difference we now consider saprophyte and saprotroph as synonyms?
I'm going deeper about the class actions in American law system.
I've started analyzing Rule 23 of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure and then I've tried to deepen the law and economics approach on class action.
Could someone recommend me an article, a review or a textbook that deals with the relationship between class action and instrumental theory of tort law? It would be great also to consult some text concerning the social function of class action and its effects, both economic and social
Hi every one, I am teaching Math for for Engineering field (undergraduate). I have a lot textbooks but need your guide or advice for some books could help me to make lecture note.
Hydrogen is a clean fuel. Its usage has many benefits. It is easily available. But many students do not know it. textbooks have an important role in this. How can we introduce hydrogen as a clean fuel in textbooks?
From my reading from the textbook, we can determine Schottky's diode built-in potential from the x-axis intercept of 1/C^2 vs V from the linear line of the graph. But how to determine if the graphs show nonlinear behaviour? is it still possible to determine it?
A while ago I attended a course titled "Contemporary Themes in History" which was essentially events of the 20th century, however, thought thematically. What I'm looking for is the particular textbook which followed the same structure. and it had hand picked interesting chapters such as on: cultural revolution, feminism, Islamic fundamentalism.
I have been trying to search for it on Google search engine, however, I'm totally incapable of finding anything related to "textbooks" only some results for popular non-academic books!
Any advice/suggestion are appreciated.
I am looking for a textbook on statistics especially designed for sociology undergrads.
Hi, can anyone recommend some textbooks on quantitative research in social sciences? I have the following three. Any one of them your favorite? Any others?
Doing Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences: An Integrated Approach to Research Design, Measurement and Statistics
by Thomas R. Black
Quantitative Research Methods: From Theory To Publication 1st Edition
by Dr. Nicholas Harkiolakis (Author)
Quantitative and Statistical Research Methods: From Hypothesis to Results
by William E. Martin (Author), Krista D. Bridgmon (Author)
Can you support me this question I need to generate Sinusoidal wave form [ 1, -1] from input is x= 0 to 2pi by using Horner method ?
Input x= 0 to 2pi
output = sinusoidal wave [1, -1]
Method = Horner method
can you share any related to papers/textbooks/articles/videos'