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What would science be without measurement, and what would social
science be without social measurement? Social measurement belongs
to the widely accepted and fruitful stream of the empirical-analytic
approach. Statistics and research methodology play a central role, and
it is difficult to ascertain precisely when it all started in the social
sciences. An important subfield of social measurement is the quantification
of human behavior—that is, using measurement instruments
of which educational and psychological tests are the most prominent
The sample topic below is similar to the topic students will be assigned in the Essay Section of
the test. The topic is followed by six sample student essays at score points (1-6). Each essay is
followed by comments on the scoring.
Directions: You will have 45 minutes to plan and write an essay on the topic assigned
below. Before you begin writing, read the passage carefully and plan what you will say.
Your essay should be as well organized and as carefully written as you can make it.
“Advertisers frequently use the testimony of a celebrity to...
Abstract We investigated the effects of Antep pistachio on International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) scores, penile color Doppler ultrasound (PCDU) parameters and serum lipid levels in patients with ED. A total of 17 married male patients with ED for at least 12 months were included in this prospective study. Patients were put on a 100 g pistachio nuts diet for 3 weeks. IIEF and PCDU were evaluated before and after the pistachio diet.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về sinh học được đăng trên tạp chí y học Molecular Biology cung cấp cho các bạn kiến thức về ngành sinh học đề tài:
Refining motifs by improving information content scores using neighborhood profile search...
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về sinh học được đăng trên tạp chí sinh học quốc tế đề tài: Comparative expression profiling of E. coli and S. aureus inoculated primary mammary gland cells sampled from cows with different genetic predispositions for somatic cell score
We ﬁnd strong evidence against the view that childhood tele-
vision viewing harms the cognitive or educational development
of preschoolers. Our preferred point estimate indicates that an
additional year of preschool television exposure raises average
adolescent test scores by about 0.02 standard deviations. We are
able to reject negative effects larger than about 0.03 standard
deviations per year of television exposure.
Welcome to the American Management Association’s Self-Study course on
Asserting Yourself at Work. Assertiveness is a form of behavior and communica-
tion that individuals can use to stand up for their needs and interests, their
rights and values. It helps them to stand up to difficult people and stand out
from others in positive ways. Equally important, assertiveness puts them in a
position to exercise influence over their subordinates, peers, and bosses.
This course will give you the skills you need to be more assertive.
As life expectancy continues to rise, one of the
greatest challenges of public health is to improve
the quality of later years of life. The aim of this
present study was to analyze the quality of life
profile of the elderly across different demographic
and socioeconomic factors. A cross-sectional
study was carried out in two stages, involving
1,958 individuals aged 60 years or more. Health
related quality of life (HRQOL) was assessed using
the SF-36 questionnaire.
Supporters of credit scoring note that credit scores have statistical validity, and are
predictive of repayment behavior for large populations. However, this does not mean
that credit data are error free, nor that credit scoring models are perfect predictors of
individual creditworthiness; it only means that they work on average. While the systems
do present an accurate risk profile of a large numbers of consumers, data users who
manage large numbers of accounts priced by credit risk have a greater tolerance for errors
in credit scoring systems than consumers do.
A recent field experiment by Wertenbroch, Soman, and Nunes
(2002) provides direct evidence on the link between this type of deliberate “debt
aversion” (Prelec and Loewenstein, 1998) and the need for self-control, showing that
individuals who score high on a scale measuring impulsivity prefer to pay with cash as
opposed to credit.