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Vol 56 No. 16 | Dec. 2004
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Richard Behl, Geological Sciences, presented his research to the 116th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Nov. 7-10, in Denver. His topic was “Hunting for Students: Outreach and Retention Strategies in a Competitive Urban Market.”

Steve Fleck, Romance/German/Russian Languages and Literatures, presented an invited hour and a half lecture titled "Molière et la musique: une évolution inouïe" at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d'Ulm, in Paris on June 9. He is working on expanding this material into a book on the evolution of Molière's late dramaturgy.

Gregory Holk, Geological Sciences, presented his research to the 116th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Nov. 7-10, in Denver. His topic was “Evident From a Sheared Tonalite Pluton in the Eastern Peninsular Ranges Mylonite Zone (EPRMZ), California for Infiltration of High-180, High D/H Waters, Probably Derived at Depths of 20 Kim by Dehydration of Altered oceanic Crust.”  

Thomas Kelty, Geological Sciences, presented his research to the 116th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Nov. 7-10, in Denver. His topic was “Structure and Crustal Shortening of the Sub Himalayan Fold and Thrust Belt, Western Arunachal Pradesh, NE India.”  

Alfred Leung, Physics, received third prize in the Introductory Laboratory Contest with his experiment on "Radius of Gyration" and was named the winner of the Low Cost Category with his apparatus titled "Observing Photo Elastic Stress Without Polarizers" at the Apparatus Competition held at the 129th annual meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Sacramento on Aug. 3.

Book Review

Measurement Theory in Action: Case Studies and Exercises

Measurement Theory in Action: Case Studies and Exercises

Psychology's David Whitney and Kenneth Shultz.

New in July 2004 from Sage Publishers, Action provides faculty and students of measurement theory the opportunity to implement the theoretical material to which they have been exposed. The text includes 20 modules, each corresponding to chapters in typical graduate-level measurement theory texts. The modules begin with introductory concepts and a review of statistics before moving through conceptions of reliability, validity, validity generalization and measurement bias. It concludes with an examination of such advanced topics as multiple regression and item response theory. Each module is composed of an overview, case studies, exercises, Internet references, and suggested reading. Also included are step-by-step examples with computerized data sets available from the book's website that allow students the opportunity to work with real data to practice their skills in applied psychological measurement.

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