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    1. Biology, Sixth Edition
    $110.22
    2. MCAT Complete Study Package, Sixth
    $130.00
    3. The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative
    $62.00
    4. Practical Research: Planning and
    $7.99
    5. The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True
    $50.40
    6. Kaplan New MCAT Premier Program,
    $595.23
    7. Frontrunner's Internal Medicine
    $179.10
    8. The Brant and Helms Solution:
    $89.25
    9. Statistics for Experimenters:
    $29.70
    10. Kaplan PCAT, 2007 Edition : Pharmacy
    11. Human Anatomy & Physiology
    $185.00
    12. Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical
    $7.95
    13. Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry
    $141.96
    14. Short Protocols in Molecular Biology
    15. Research Methods: A Process of
    $44.50
    16. MKSAP for Students 3: Medical
    $34.40
    17. The Nuts and Bolts of Organic
    $47.30
    18. Health Behavior and Health Education:
    $10.20
    19. The Craft of Research, 2nd edition
    $84.48
    20. Qualitative Research & Evaluation

    1. Biology, Sixth Edition
    by Benjamin Cummings
    Hardcover (11 December, 2001)
    list price: $142.67
    Isbn: 0805366245
    Sales Rank: 4149
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Well written and organized textbook
    This was my textbook for Biology 101 & 102. This book was a pleasure to read. It is clearly written and not dry at all so it was easy to keep focus. Even in my upper level classes, I find myself referring back to it occasionally and am still impressed by it. An important point I would like to make is that, if you are using this as a course textbook, the CD is invaluable. The animated tutorials and chapter quizzes, (which are quite thorough), kept me one step ahead. That CD shaved hours off of my study time for each test.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Comprehensive
    Actually found this one in my storage boxes and dusted it off for a look see. Holds up against contemporary text in classes now. When it says buy used from like $2, that's a helluva deal. For a science book over 10 years old, it still does a bang up job on subject of genes, ecology, mechanisms of evolution....the chapter on biological diversity is almost complete enough to be a zoology text.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Long, dense, and at first look tedious - but absolutely worth it.
    This book was used in my AP Bio class, where my teacher's constant reminders to "read the book" usually went unnoticed. This isn't because Campbell's book is necessarily boring or difficult to understand; in fact, the situation is quite the opposite. Campbell delves into the concepts of biology with more than adequate depth and breadth for the subject, offering both the basics and the details necessary to survive AP Bio (and, from the way my AP Exam went, college freshman Bio, too).
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    Subjects:  1. Biology    2. Life Sciences - Biology - General    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Study & Teaching    6. Biology, Life Sciences    7. Science / Biology   


    2. MCAT Complete Study Package, Sixth Edition (Exam Krackers) (Exam Krackers)
    by Osote Publishing
    Paperback (31 October, 2005)
    list price: $174.95 -- our price: $110.22
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    Isbn: 1893858421
    Sales Rank: 2443
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Solid foundation for the MCAT
    Ek bio - this is the STUFF!! I pwned the BS MCAT by reading this book 3 times and difficult topics 2-3 more times. Was able to teach myself microbiology and human physiology with this book. you don't need advance classes like genetics, cell bio, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry etc.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Manageable study program
    After being away from college for 10 years, I have found the MCAT review very comprehensive and manageable.The subjects are divided into separate books, which makes them very portable.The diagrams are fantastic, and the authors' sidenotes clarify what you need to know outright versus what's background info.If you need further help, there are Examcrackers resources for that too, such as flashcards and extra questions for each subject, so you don't have to pay for what you don't need.It is somewhat tailored for those with strong science skills, and weak verbal--the Verbal Reasoning book really walks you through the basics.Since that is my strong suit, I don't need my hand held for that, while I do for Physics, so I guess my only complaint would be that they assume you're a science wizard and verbal dummy, so those of us with the opposite skills don't get the same benefit of that stereotype.I know, probably most medical students fit that mold, but that doesn't mean those of us who have to work a tad harder don't belong in the profession--once you know it, you know it.There's room for all types, as well as a need!Good program overall, I'm very pleased, and would recommend to anyone.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Book and a lot of material
    This book is worth the price! It gives you a lot of material to work with. I studied these the second time I took the MCAT for a period of 4-5 weeks. After which I took my old Princeton exams, I aced them without even touching my old Princeton notes. While admissionsmystery .combook is great/insightful for AMCAS application strategy, I think these set of books are great for the MCAT. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Education & Training    2. Graduate Preparation - MCAT    3. MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)    4. Medical / Nursing    5. Study Aids    6. Study Guides    7. Test Prep   


    3. The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research
    by Sage Publications, Inc
    Hardcover (08 April, 2005)
    list price: $130.00 -- our price: $130.00
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    Isbn: 0761927573
    Sales Rank: 23827
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (6)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Critical book for research design
    This was a required text for one of my graduate Professional Communication classes. If I lost it, I would have to buy another one because it's that good. And these text books are expensive. My professors have entire libraries at their disposal, and they chose this particular book for one of their courses.'nuff said.

    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
    The contents are a little complex but comprehensive. It is a perfect book for my academic research.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excelente
    Es como una Biblia para los investigadores que quieren aprender sobre la investigaci�n cualitativa ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Research    2. Research & Methodology    3. Social Science    4. Social sciences    5. Sociology    6. Social Science / Research    7. Sociology, Social Studies   


    4. Practical Research: Planning and Design (8th Edition)
    by Prentice Hall
    Paperback (26 February, 2004)
    list price: $62.00 -- our price: $62.00
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    Isbn: 0131108956
    Sales Rank: 17867
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful guide
    Although I've written many research papers, I found this book to be a great guide to help me 'fill in' the missing pieces in my work.It provides useful guidelines in all phases of research writing, from picking the right topic to statistical techniques.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Practical Research Book Review
    Great book, it is very easy to follow and understand.It provides great samples and guides on how to do a research paper. I certainly would recommend it to anyone that needs help or guidance on research project writing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Required Reading
    Practical Research actually is required reading for my Ph.D. Since it is a text book is does cost a lot. It was the same price at Amazon as it would have been to order it through my university. However, the shipping was free with Amazon, so I came out ahead. The book is well written, in plain English. The advice is practical. Some of the advice about using technology is a bit behind the times, but that is to be expected. The font size is small, but this would not be a problem for most people under 40. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Handbooks & Manuals    2. Methodology    3. Reference    4. Research    5. Research & Methodology    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Study Skills    9. Education / Testing & Measurement    10. Philosophy of science   


    5. The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story
    by Anchor
    Mass Market Paperback (20 July, 1995)
    list price: $7.99 -- our price: $7.99
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    Isbn: 0385479565
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The dramatic and chilling story of an Ebola virus outbreak in a surburban Washington, D.C. laboratory, with descriptions of frightening historical epidemics of rare and lethal viruses. More hair-raising than anything Hollywood could think of, because it's all Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A true life horror story
    A really compelling read! I could not put this book down. Before I read 'The Hot Zone' I had never really taken much interest in virology. Richard Preston writes his account very effectively in the style of a novel, but the fact that the horrors of Marburg and Ebola that he describes are actually true, gave me many sleepless nights. A frightening aspect of these filoviruses is that their source has still not been found. If only all non-fictional books were as readable as this!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Truly terrifying from the start to the end
    I am someone who loves classics... so I never read this kind. But I happened to read it on my trip to east coast. I finished within 2 days. At first, I was scared, then i accept the truth... it became better. And it's so good from the start to end... So realistic, u can touch the grip of it... feel like it's happening around the corner.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Sub-par
    I've been wanting to read this novel for several years now.Taking Virology during my undergraduate career only peaked my interest in reading about Ebola in a novel-style context.There's not much known about the Ebola virus, even to this day, and I was intrigued to see how Preston would incorporate this knowledge (or lackthereof) into his book.While the subject matter is extremely interesting and engaging, I will have to agree that his writing style is sub-par.I found myself skimming through whole paragraphs because of his mundane and repetitive diction and syntax.If it had been written by someone else, I think I could have immensely enjoyed this book (I'm a major science nerd, and I love reading science books).The only thing that kept me going to the finish was the fact that the entire novel was riding on the subject matter Ebola itself.The virus was what kept the novel going (I actually enjoyed all the factual paragraphs about Ebola...reminded me of the course I took in college! Haha, that, and I like seeing how factually correct Preston was).Overall, it seems like most of his facts are correct (there are a few things that I would contest, but that's besides the point), but honestly, the book was a bore...which is a shame, because it's written on such a fascinating subject.
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    Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Consumer Health    3. Diet / Health / Fitness    4. Diseases - Contagious    5. Ebola virus disease    6. Forensic Medicine    7. Infectious Diseases    8. Medical    9. Primates as laboratory animals    10. Public Health    11. Research & Methodology    12. Reston    13. Virginia    14. Health & Fitness / Diseases / Contagious   


    6. Kaplan New MCAT Premier Program, 2007 Edition (Kaplan Mcat Premier Program)
    by Kaplan Education
    Paperback (01 August, 2006)
    list price: $80.00 -- our price: $50.40
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    Isbn: 1419551094
    Sales Rank: 1279
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    Subjects:  1. MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)    2. Study Aids    3. Study Guides    4. Test Prep    5. Business & Economics / General    6. Examinations & assessment    7. Medical / Test Preparation & Review   


    7. Frontrunner's Internal Medicine Board Review Syllabus 2006
    by FRONTRUNNERS PUBLISHING
    Spiral-bound (15 September, 2005)
    list price: $595.23 -- our price: $595.23
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    Isbn: 0967702518
    Sales Rank: 489463
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Recipe for success ...
    This is a must-have for the I.M. CERT exam. The starred items, my favorites, pointed to recently asked material, which made my studying alot more enjoyable. In my opinion, nothing comes close to Frontrunners' review. My partners used it for their internal medicine RECERT and were equally pleased. As for me, I wouldn't have passed without it. Make sure you get through it at least twice before the exam since there was a load of material on the exam right out of the syllabus. I also went hit all of Frontrunners practice Q&A for the I.M. boards and got both from their www.frontrunners.info website (they had samples there, etc). In my opinion, if you're serious about passing or want to excel, you'd be foolish NOT to get a copy of these, even from a friend, before sitting for the exam.

    1-0 out of 5 stars this book is not worth the price
    I was shocked after going through the book.This book is extremely inadequate for boards.you may get other reviews at one-fifth price.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Internal Medicine Board Review Course 2005-2006 Exceptional
    My partner and I got the av-3 package from their www.frontrunners.info website in preparation for the August internal medicine board review exam because we simply had to pass. The package we got had this syllabus, over a thousand practice Q&A, obviously a huge plus on the exam, and the Audiovisual CDs from the review, which were the best we could find anywhere. We just got our board scores back from the ABIM and both of us scored in the top decile, 10, in all areas but one (which was the one chapter he didn't have time to read). Hope this information helps others who are in a similar situation, have to pass "or else", and are simply looking for the best internal medicine board review out there. Exceptionalreview. Four thumbs up in our case. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Education & Training    2. Internal Medicine    3. Medical    4. Medical / Internal Medicine    5. Medical / Test Preparation & Review    6. Test Preparation & Review   


    8. The Brant and Helms Solution: Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology, Third Edition, Plus Integrated Content Website
    by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Hardcover (01 June, 2006)
    list price: $199.00 -- our price: $179.10
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    Isbn: 0781761352
    Sales Rank: 17658
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars ExcellentFirst Read
    This is an excellent introductory text book in radiology. It contains excellent images and covers the key fundamentals in radiology. It would be ideal for the PGY1 or PGY2 resident to read through to gain familarity in radiology before moving on to the major reference texts. Very readable book that does not overwhelm the junior resident with needless minutia.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fundamental of Diagnostic Radiology
    This is the single excellent book for Radiology Residents and General Radiologists. Seperate sections on US and NM are the best parts of this book. CT Scan and MRI are dispersed with the General Radiology. If the authors create seperate sections of CT and MRI like US and NM in the next edition, the book will become the only perfect book in General Radiology. This book contains treasure of knowledge for the Radiology residents and racticing General Radiologists.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Concise but not enough for residency.
    Not a bad overview of most subjects, but some areas are lacking.The bone trauma subsection is particularly scant, excluding all of the fracture grading schemes.Additionally, while somewhat dedicated to differential generating, you don't really get a feel for what is actually common. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Allied Health Services - Radiologic & Ultrasound Technology    2. Education & Training    3. Medical    4. Medical / Nursing    5. Radiology    6. Medical / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine   


    9. Statistics for Experimenters: Design, Innovation, and Discovery , 2nd Edition
    by Wiley-Interscience
    Hardcover (14 June, 2005)
    list price: $105.00 -- our price: $89.25
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    Isbn: 0471718130
    Sales Rank: 71931
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Not ideal for planning biomedical studies
    I have found it very difficult to identify a good book on study design for the biomedical industry as most are too focused on engineering/manufacturing applications.Though this book does discuss many different study designs and their theoretical underpinnings well, it does not do a very good job of explaining the issues of sample size and power.These issues are critical to designing studies in biologic settings.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Long-awaited update to a classic
    This is the best applied book in any scientific or mathematical subject that I have ever read.The reviewers who are looking for equations and the typical assumptions-theory-proof presentation just picked up the wrong book.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Not recommended as a text book
    As a text book, this book will drive students crazy. Despite the typos which can be found not occasionally, I found the authors wrote most of the examples using large paragraphs but hard to comprehend.Pretty often the results they generated comes from nowhere. No clear deduction, some times even no equations, just tell you some meanlingless number. The authors must have treated students as experienced as they are, therefore they omit most of the important details for a student to follow. Obviously, by using computer software, they can easily get answers from problems they made without bothering write down how they can get it by pencil and paper.
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    Subjects:  1. Analysis of variance    2. Experimental design    3. Mathematical Statistics    4. Probability & Statistics - General    5. Research & Methodology    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Scientific Methodology And Research    9. Humanities    10. Science / Methodology   


    10. Kaplan PCAT, 2007 Edition : Pharmacy College Admissions Test (Kaplan Pcat)
    by Kaplan Education
    Paperback (01 June, 2006)
    list price: $45.00 -- our price: $29.70
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    Isbn: 1419577905
    Sales Rank: 7934
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    Subjects:  1. Educational Tests And Measurements (Higher Education)    2. Entrance examinations    3. Examinations, questions, etc    4. Medical    5. Medical Education    6. Pharmacy    7. Pharmacy colleges    8. Professional - General    9. Study Guides    10. Test Preparation & Review    11. Tests    12. United States    13. Vocational guidance    14. Examinations & assessment    15. Medical / Test Preparation & Review    16. Medicine: General Issues   


    11. Human Anatomy & Physiology (5th Edition)
    by Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
    Hardcover (04 August, 2000)
    list price: $136.00
    Isbn: 0805349898
    Sales Rank: 229758
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Must Have for A&P Students
    This is a great resource for anyone in A&P. Most topics are easy to follow and to understand. There are a few errors (or, that's what my A&P instructor told me), but not enough to worry about. I love Marieb's writing style. She also includes tons of pictures and charts. I love this book and it's going to be a wonderful resource once I'm a nurse!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Wrong book, almost didn't have one for my class
    They sent the wrong book, it was nothing close to what I needed.It was very inconvenient

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for A and P students, must buy
    I used this book for both my Anatomy and Physiology class in undergrad.I found this book to be pretty easy to understand.Of course, at first it is overwhelming to know how much you have to remember for the test.At least, writing style of this book made A and P easier to learn.The material is presented in organized fashion.However, if you really want to know the type of questions asked on college Anatomy and Physiology Exams get the following which is on amazon: Anatomy and Physiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations Volume 1(ISBN: 0971999619) and Volume 2 (ISBN: 0971999627).These two helped me to get A's on my exams.The textbook and the two study guides are well worth the money since they helped me to pass with high grades the first time.I was recommened the study guides from my cousin who used them for his A and P class and found them to be great for test preparation.I give each book 5 stars. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Human Anatomy    2. Human Physiology    3. Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology    4. Nursing - General    5. Science    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Study & Teaching    8. Anatomy    9. Physiology   


    12. Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice
    by Churchill Livingstone
    Hardcover (24 November, 2004)
    list price: $185.00 -- our price: $185.00
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    Isbn: 0443071683
    Sales Rank: 242616
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars 39th Edition of Gray's Anatomy (Susan Standring, Ed.)
    Totally distinct from earlier editions is the radically different organization of this classical textbook: the human body is no longer described as containing different systems - the skeleton, the vascular system, the nervous system,...- but the body is now divided in regions. The reason for this radical change, chief editor Susan Standring (King's College, London) explains, is that in the real world, practising clinicians in their daily practice use a regional approach, rather than a systemic view. Therefore, it is understood that the new, 39th Edition of Gray's Anatomy is more adapted to the needs of surgeons, radiologists and other clinicians, than to medical students or scientists interested in the area of human anatomy. However, there is some consideration of the editors for a section `systemic overview'. So, the endocrine system, the blood (haematopoietic) and immune system are not entirely overlooked.
    5-0 out of 5 stars THE book
    This is the only anatomy book you will need, as a physician or med student, and it is beatiful to the eyes too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
    this book has everything you need not only for anatomy, also for embryology and histology, i think it's one of the greatest books ever written for a medical subject, in med school i have used the Moore's clinically oriented anatomy and the four books of Rouviere's Anatomy and i prefered Gray's Anatomy ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Anatomy    2. Education & Training    3. Family & General Practice    4. Human anatomy    5. Medical    6. Medical / Nursing    7. Medical / Anatomy   


    13. Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry (2nd edition) (Thin Book Series)
    by Thin Book Publishing Company
    Paperback (November, 1998)
    list price: $7.95 -- our price: $7.95
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    Isbn: 0966537319
    Sales Rank: 10623
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Straight to the point
    I bought this book on a recommendation of a lecturer at a recent conference.He said that this was the first book to buy if one wants to learn about AI.He was right.The author is straight to the point.The material is easy to digest.The examples are applicable.Because of this book, I can immediately put AI to use in developing better teams and groups.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Quantifiable Appreciation
    Recently, I attended a monthly meeting for professional coaches where the speaker made a presentation on Appreciative Inquiry. He passed around many books on the subject as he continued his talk. I was impressed enough with Sue Hammond's Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry to go right home and order it. I am not usually one who cares for national bestsellers, but in this case... I can see why. It is a valuable tool for any coach, mentor or anyone in life who seeks a better, clearer understanding of how to appreciate life, work, people, everything really. Learning to appreciate makes a quantifiable difference in your life and times.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Helps Create Possibilities
    I use this book in my coaching business.The book is a great source of usable information that can be easily understood.Hammond includes tips that can help shift one's thinking in a positive way.If we could all operate in the manner she describes we would be better leaders (at any level).
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    14. Short Protocols in Molecular Biology (2 volume set)
    by Current Protocols
    Paperback (05 November, 2002)
    list price: $169.00 -- our price: $141.96
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    Isbn: 0471250929
    Sales Rank: 22247
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars an excellent brief reference book
    This is a well-organized, clear, short reference work.Well done

    4-0 out of 5 stars The (little) Red book...
    Here is the little red bok.4-0 out of 5 stars A very good reference manual
    This book is an essential tool for people in the scientific field such as Molecular Biology (obviously), Biochemistry, and Neuroscience. It is comprehensive and up-to-date as far as the techniques are concerned. It isgood value in a sense that you don't have to buy the whole "CurrentProtocols Series" which costs an arm and a leg if you do. Althoughnowadays, a lot of "kits" are commercially available, thetechniques found in this book explain principles and provide differentalternatives suited for your needs. Molecular Cloning by Maniatis et al.,although needs updating, is still a helpful reference in my opinion and itcomplements this book. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Laboratory Medicine    2. Laboratory manuals    3. Life Sciences - Biology - Molecular Biology    4. Molecular biology    5. Research & Methodology    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Technique    9. Science / Molecular Biology   


    15. Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry (4th Edition)
    by Allyn & Bacon
    Hardcover (16 September, 1999)
    list price: $102.00
    Isbn: 0321049934
    Sales Rank: 264943
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    2-0 out of 5 stars A dissenting opinion
    First, I want to say that I have NOT read this book;I have some commentsbased on its table of contents.I teach research methods in education, andhave served on over a hundred dissertation committees in education andother fields (including several dissertations in psychology), and I wouldnot use or recommend this book primarily because of its extremely limitedtreatment of qualitative research.Despite the book cover's claim that thebook deals with "the entire range of research methodologies inpsychology", the coverage of qualitative methods appears to be limitedto one chapter on naturalistic and case-study methods.(A second chapterwhich deals with field research in fact seems to focus onquasi-experimental and single-subject designs, which are not qualitative.) The rest of the book is heavily quantitative/experimental in its approach(there are three chapters on experimental design alone).It seemsrevealing that although there are sections on the limitations ofnaturalistic and case study research and correlational and differentialresearch, there is no explicit section on the limitations of experimentalresearch. There is also no discussion of one of the most commonqualitative approaches used in psychology--the qualitative interview study,which is different from a "case study".(For more on thisapproach, I recommend "Learning from Strangers:The Art and Method ofQualitative Interview Studies", by the psychologist RobertWeiss.)5-0 out of 5 stars an excellent text with great web + cd support
    I decided to adopt this text for my course as it is comprehensive, up-to-date, and includes a wealth of supplementary materials that are web-based, as well as available on the accompanying CD.Recommended highlyfor undergrad AND graduate students.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good baseline book for those preparing for a dissertation
    As a Ph.D. student that is about to start my dissertation I found thisbook extremely helpful in wading through the various research and analysismethods.Filled with examples (although principally focused onPsychology), the book has helped me plan my dissertation.A greatreference book and in my opinion a must have for those who are about tostart their dissertation. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Methodology    3. Research    4. Research & Methodology    5. Science    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Scientific Methodology And Research    8. Social research & statistics   


    16. MKSAP for Students 3: Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program
    by Not Avail
    Paperback (March, 2006)
    list price: $44.50 -- our price: $44.50
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    Isbn: 1930513623
    Sales Rank: 17103
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Practice for Internal Med Shelf
    This book is basically MKSAP 2 except with different questions.That's good since MKSAP 2 was well made.There were several things I liked about MKSAP.It covered a variety of illnesses and grouped them by symptom (so if you felt weak in pulmonary you could easily find sections applicable to that field).The American College of Physicians wrote it, which is quite comforting.It references appropriate research articles for every Q&A.Finally, like a shelf, it forced you to make tough decisions.In reality, you order just above every lab and whatever imaging you need to cover yourself.Board questions, though, make you choose the best test from what you would always order.
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    17. The Nuts and Bolts of Organic Chemistry: A Student's Guide to Success
    by Benjamin Cummings
    Paperback (26 May, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0805331174
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Two Words.... "Pure Genius"
    Dr. Karty does an excellent job of organizing organic chemistry by its fundamental topics! His method makes learning organic chemistry very feasible and provides the student with effective stratagems for solving problems. As a pre-medical student who constantly worries about doing well, I am glad to have been exposed to such a useful tool that gave me confidence and helped develop a clear understanding of such a complex topic. Thank you Dr. Karty!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Who knew that you could understand organic chemistry
    Before taking this course i knew it was going to be difficult, i am not telling you that it won't be. I am hear to tell you that Karty's nuts and bolts book makes organic more understandable. It helps to understand the concepts and the methods behind mechanisms, and put them together to predict the correct out come. I bought this book and a text book. I sold the text book back quickly, but i kept this book because i know that i can reread the material and be able to understand what i am dealing with again.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Nuts and Bolts is exactly that
    Before I took Organic Chemistry I was told it was going to be the hardest class I would ever take in my life.I was told it was a ton of memorization and most of it didn't make sense.I used Dr. Karty's book to learn Organic chemistry and for me Organic Chemistry was more fun than it was hard.The class was difficult but his book teaches you to learn Organic by the concepts and mechanisms which in turn makes it so you don't need to memorize anything, you just LEARN Organic chemistry.If you are taking Organic and are worried sick about it, get Dr. Karty's book and let him make a year of Organic Chemistry fun to learn rather than miserablely depressing. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Chemistry - Organic    2. Chemistry, Organic    3. Science    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Study & Teaching    6. Textbooks    7. Organic chemistry    8. Science / Chemistry / Organic   


    18. Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice
    by Jossey-Bass
    Hardcover (09 September, 2002)
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    Isbn: 0787957151
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    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    1-0 out of 5 stars Not a very appealing text
    Chapters are disjoint at times, with no reference to similar concepts between them.Almost as if they were all written separately without any editing to tie them all together.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Health Behavior and Health Education
    This book is a must have for anyone in the health education field. It presents all major health behavior theories in a clear and understandable manner, applies theories to case studies at the end of each chapter, and offers a table summary of each theory's core constructs. The book is well written and with this third edition comes more updated research information.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not for a novice
    Unarguably, Glanz et al know their theories.That, along with how comprehensive this book is, is as much of a positive review as I can give.My criticism of this book is not the expertise of Glanz et al. (They are quite obviously experienced intellectuals and are to be commended for their efforts.)My concern is:
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    Subjects:  1. Applied Psychology    2. Education & Training    3. Health Behavior    4. Health Education    5. Health promotion    6. Medical    7. Medical / Nursing    8. Public Health    9. Medical / Public Health    10. Personal & public health   


    19. The Craft of Research, 2nd edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
    by University Of Chicago Press
    Paperback (March, 2003)
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    Isbn: 0226065685
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Skillfully done, research can be the solid cornerstone of your term paper (or dissertation, essay, or article); inadequately executed, it can cause your whole project to crumble and fall. Yet essential as research is to the ultimate success of your work, performing it is not an innate talent. The precepts, steps, and skills of solid research are readily acquired if you spend some time with Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat Useful...
    I am a master's student just beginning graduate studies in the humanities.I picked up this book during my first semester and devoured it over the course of a few days (my undergraduate degree is in mathematics, so I figured I was a little behind the curve in my present area).It's the kind of book I think I will return to occasionally throughout my studies.There's some useful stuff here, but the main point of the book is "make sure you make a good argument!"That's really what it boils down to.As someone with a solid background in logic, however, I found much of the book to be reducible to basic principles of common sense.There's a section on "warrants" for example that sounds very sophisticated and difficult, but is really just an exercise in constructing a logical argument by using universally accepted propositions.Now this is fine, but I think the material could be presented in a much simpler manner.Instead of using large tables and graphics with arrows and textboxes and all that jazz, the authors could have taken a more minimalist route and avoided a lot of confusion. I don't know... maybe I would have just preferred a different format.Some of the things in the book really bug me.For example, chapter seven introduces the ideas of claim, warrants, reason, and evidence.To put it simply, you base claims on reasons.Evidence is the cold hard reality upon which the reasoning process rests.Warrants are like propositions which connect reasons to claims in the way antecedents are connected to consequents.If your warrant is something like A=>B then your reasons will need to coincide with A and your claims with B (if your warrant is going to successfully connect reasons to claims).If your claim is more specific than B then your warrant isn't strong enough (and your claim is unjustifiably strong).If your reason is broader than A then your claim won't necessarily follow because your not sticking to the limits of the proposition.This kind of stuff is very basic logical reasoning which everyone is familiar with.So why do the authors say "as we said, this is not easy stuff."Maybe it's not easy because the presentation is muddled.It could have been simplified by taking a more symbolic route (perhaps in addition to, or as a a preliminary, what is already here).

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Craft of Research
    Excellent way to learn the steps required to write an quality research paper.Learning the proper way to do reseach will remove stress and make writing fun.I am a 1 year MBA student at WSU but I wish I learned these techniques in high school.The next edition should have examples and resources for business students.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Notes from an English Instructor
    The Craft of Research is an excellent guide for students of all ages and levels.I teach Freshman Composition, and I am using it this year as a basis of lectures in my Research Class.I am considering requiring my students to buy it next year.The book is not written as a textbook, but as a guide that individual students could read and use.The language is straight forward and easy to follow.The authors, English professors, take students through the research process, step by step.I highly recommend this book for anyone from high school seniors through graduate school, especially for those who are a few years removed from Freshman Comp. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. General    2. Methodology    3. Reference    4. Research    5. Research & Methodology    6. Science    7. Technical writing    8. Encyclopaedias & Reference Works    9. Research methods: general    10. Science / Methodology    11. Writing skills   


    20. Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods
    by Sage Publications, Inc
    Hardcover (October, 2001)
    list price: $89.95 -- our price: $84.48
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    Isbn: 0761919716
    Sales Rank: 16428
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars In-depth details of qualitative research explained with ease
    Patton describes qualitative research design and data collection methods in a way that even the novice researcher can easily understand and utilize.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods
    i knew the valuable information that was contained in the book. That is why i ordered it. I had also read Patton, 1990, 2nd ed.

    4-0 out of 5 stars M.Patton's Qualitiative Research Book Review
    This book provides in-depth information about qualitative research that plays a very important role in the classroom. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Evaluation research (Social ac    2. Evaluation research (Social action programs)    3. Methodology    4. Research    5. Research & Methodology    6. Science    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Social sciences    9. Sociology    10. Psychology    11. Social Science / Research    12. Social research & statistics   


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