This book is structured in three parts. In Part I, we aim to sensitise you,
the reader, to the complex issues that challenge qualitative researchers
at the planning stage of their projects. In Part II, the challenge of using
different methodologies in practice is critically explored by 15 authors
who share their individual research experiences. Part III examines the
choices we make when we evaluate and present research.
We hope you will find this book both exciting and helpful. Inevitably,
there are many gaps in terms of topics and issues covered, and methodologies
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was created in 1982 by the Small Business
Innovation Development Act. The program is designed to stimulate technology innovation by small businesses,
provide technical and scientific solutions to challenging problems, and encourage the marketing of the resulting
new technologies in the private sector. Federal agencies with more than $100 million in extramural research and
development (R&D) are required to allocate 2.5 percent of their research budgets to small businesses. Such funds
from all federal agencies amounted to approximately $1.
The Committee to Review DOE’s Vision 21 R&D Program—Phase I wishes
to acknowledge and thank the many individuals who contributed significantly of
their time and effort to this National Research Council (NRC) study. The presentations
at committee meetings provided valuable information and insight on
advanced technologies and development initiatives that assisted the committee in
formulating the recommendations included in this report.
Basketball: A Biographical Dictionary, arranged alphabetically, features 577 basketball
entries. The selection of the basketball entries proved very challenging. Before making
final choices, the editor thoroughly researched several basketball encyclopedias and histories.
1 Of course, the editor assumes responsibility for any significant basketball figures
inadvertently excluded from this volume.
In 1996, the National Research Council, the working
arm of the National Academy of Sciences and its sister
institutions (henceforth, the National Academies), established
a committee composed of educators, researchers,
and policy experts to examine whether it might be
feasible to mount a strategic program of education research that
could make a strong contribution to improving education in the
United States. Their answer, somewhat to the surprise of the
committee members, turned out to be a unanimous and enthusiastic
Early childhood education has risen to the top of the national policy
agenda with recognition that ensuring educational success and attainment
must begin in the earliest years of schooling. There is now a substantial
body of research to guide efforts to support young children’s learning.
Over the past 15 years, great strides have been made in supporting young
children’s literacy. This report summarizes the now substantial literature on
learning and teaching mathematics for young children in hopes of catalyzing
a similar effort in mathematics....
In August 1999, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) held a workshop at the
request of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to examine its
Small Aircraft Transportation System (SATS) concept.
Newnham College. Author of A Fourteenth Century Biblical Version; &c. A. C. S. Algernon Charles Swinburne. See biographical article: Swinburne, Algernon C. A. F. P. Albert Frederick Pollard, M.A., F.R.Hist.Soc. Beaumont Fletcher. Balnaves; Barnes, and
Professor of English History in the University of Robert; Bilney. London. Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford. Assistant Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, 1893-1901.
Water utilities have a long history of planning in preparation for emergencies,
particularly natural disasters. But contingency and emergency planning has taken on a
new dimension with current concern about potential threats to water system security. The
range of crises that have become plausible has expanded, and utilities now are
considering more robust security procedures and emergency plans than they have
historically had in place. When it comes to ensuring a water system’s security, few
utilities, regardless of size or geographic location, can function independently.
The following is a brief sketch of the life of one who, though perhaps more widely known as the Proprietor
and Founder of Pennsylvania, was also eminent as a minister of the gospel in the Society of Friends, and
distinguished for his superior intellectual abilities, his varied culture, and, above all, for his devoted Christian
character, exemplified both in adversity and prosperity. It is taken principally from a work entitled "Friends in
the Seventeenth Century.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy
Efficiency and Renewable Energy oversees the Office of
Transportation Technologies, which includes the Office of
Heavy Vehicle Technologies (OHVT), the Office of Advanced
Automotive Technologies (OAAT), the Office of Fuels
Development, and the Office of Technology Utilization.
OHVT was created in March 1996 when the Office of Transportation
Technologies was reorganized. Its sister organization,
OAAT, focuses on the development of advanced automotive
technologies, while OHVT focuses, for the most part,
on technologies for trucks.
The hanging of several anarchists in 1887 as a consequence of the Haymarket bombing in Chicago caused
many Americans to sympathize with the gibbeted radicals. Youths swathed in bright idealism, men and
women rooted in equalitarian democracy, workers trusting in the rectitude of their government--all doubted
the guilt of the condemned prisoners and were deeply perturbed by the egregious miscarriage of justice.
In 2007, the National Research Council (NRC) released a report titled
Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century: A Vision and a Strategy. That report pro-
posed a new paradigm for toxicity testing that envisioned evaluation of biologi-
cally significant perturbations in key toxicity pathways by using new methods in
molecular biology, bioinformatics, and computational toxicology and a compre-
hensive array of in vitro tests based primarily on human biology. The revolution
in toxicity testing is under way, and a large influx of new data is anticipated.
"Depuis deux siecles les Essais forment une branche importante de la litterature anglaise; pour designer un
ecrivain de cette classe, nos voisons emploient un mot qui n'a pas d'equivalent en francais; ils disent: un
In order to better understand the clinical manifestations and neuroimaging data of those
dissociative disorders, which have as hallmark inability to recall personal past events, we
will briefly review the current classifications of the long-term memory systems. Two
overlapping classifications currently dominate the memory research literature – the one that
was initiated by Larry Squire and the one that was advanced by Endel Tulving. In Squire’s
classification, a main distinction is made between declarative and non-declarative memory.
Among the men and women prominent in the public life of America there are but few whose names are
mentioned as often as that of Emma Goldman. Yet the real Emma Goldman is almost quite unknown. The
sensational press has surrounded her name with so much misrepresentation and slander, it would seem almost
a miracle that, in spite of this web of calumny, the truth breaks through and a better appreciation of this much
maligned idealist begins to manifest itself.