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    Microbiology for Earth Scientists

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    Contributor: Kirk

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY-NC

    Microorganisms are the most abundant form of life on Earth and in recent decades it has become increasingly clear that their collective activities are one of the dominant forces shaping the Earth.

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    Read more about (Re)Writing Communities and Identities - Sixth Edition

    (Re)Writing Communities and Identities - Sixth Edition

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    Contributors: Marzluf, Goins, Debes, Gray, and Knoblauch

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY-NC

    (Re)Writing Communities and Identities enables college-level students to develop their ability to compose various informative and expressive genres, including analyses, reflections, summaries, syntheses, and informative reports. While students raise their consciousness about their writing process and audience-based informative strategies, they also familiarize themselves with important social and cultural issues related to the theme of "identities and communities."

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    Read more about Workplace Writing: A Handbook for Common Workplace Genres and Professional Writing

    Workplace Writing: A Handbook for Common Workplace Genres and Professional Writing

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    Contributors: Goins, Rauh, Tarner, and Von Holten

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This handbook is designed for a generalized business writing course that seeks to meet the needs of a variety of student majors and career interests. In it you will find: descriptions and discussions of common genres, both routine and formal, print and electronic, and in-class activities and sample assignments. You will also find commentary on how to adapt the writing process to the rhetorical constraints of a workplace as well as how to think about, conduct, and use research outside an academic setting. Throughout you will note a persistent emphasis on audience awareness and direct style

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    Read more about Confident Supervisors: Creating Independent Researchers

    Confident Supervisors: Creating Independent Researchers

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    Contributors: Gasson, Bruce, Stoodley, Blacker, and Winter

    Publisher: James Cook University

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Confident Supervisors is intended to be both a textbook and a professional development resource for Higher Degree Research supervisors and researcher developers involved in providing workshops and resources to support research supervisors in their practice. Throughout this book, authors introduce different theoretical frameworks and concepts to provide supervisors with tools and strategies for responding to the challenges and opportunities associated with research supervision. It contains chapters written by current supervisors and research support partners who are engaged in the scholarship of supervision and can share the practical and theoretical constructs they employ in their practice. The authors have been drawn from a broad range of higher education and research contexts and contribute understandings of local and global relevance. This openly available eBook responds to turbulent times in higher education, offering practical tips and suggestions for supervisors to pivot to changing contexts.

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    Read more about Inclusive Approach to Anthropometric Body Measurement Assessments

    Inclusive Approach to Anthropometric Body Measurement Assessments

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    Contributors: LaForest, Hughes, and Nielsen

    Publisher: Toronto Metropolitan University

    License: CC BY-NC

    “Inclusive Approach to Anthropometric Body Measurement Assessments” is an open educational resource (OER) created for undergraduate nursing students at the introductory level. The resource introduces students to body measurements, but does so in an inclusive manner. This resource is a unique contribution to nursing education as content is theoretically informed by an inclusive approach to assessment that incorporates culturallyresponsive techniques related to race/ethnicity, gender/sex/ sexual orientation, body sizes/types, and ability/disability. It is part of the first health assessment resource that is informed by clinical judgment with the goal to facilitate students’ clinical decision making and ability to prioritize care by recognizing and acting on cues and signs of clinical deterioration. Interactive clinical judgment activities and formative assessments to evaluate a student’s learning are integrated throughout the resource. The integration of clinical judgment throughout this resource will support students’ capacity to enhance patient safety and equitable health outcomes as well as their success in writing national nursing exams to become licensed to work as a Nurse.

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    Read more about Fostering Communities of Transformation in STEM Higher Education: A Multi-institutional Collection of DEI Initiatives

    Fostering Communities of Transformation in STEM Higher Education: A Multi-institutional Collection of DEI Initiatives

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    Contributors: Briganti, Sible, and Brown

    Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

    License: CC BY

    Dive into the multifaceted landscape of inclusive excellence in STEM education with Fostering Communities of Transformation in STEM Higher Education. This scholarly work examines transformative initiatives from Virginia Tech, Radford University, Trinity Washington University, and Towson University, showcasing their role as catalysts in cultivating inclusive excellence across diverse STEM disciplines. Take inspiration from their projects and guidance from their lessons learned with this collection.

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    Read more about Research Methods for the Social Sciences: An Introduction

    Research Methods for the Social Sciences: An Introduction

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    Contributor: Sheppard

    Publisher: BCcampus

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This textbook provides a broad overview of research methods utilized in sociology. It will be of particular value for students who are new to research methods.

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    Read more about Statistics for Ecologists: A Frequentist and Bayesian Treatment of Modern Regression Models

    Statistics for Ecologists: A Frequentist and Bayesian Treatment of Modern Regression Models

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    Contributor: Fieberg

    Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

    License: CC BY

    Ecological data pose many challenges to statistical inference. Most data come from observational studies rather than designed experiments; observational units are frequently sampled repeatedly over time, resulting in multiple, non-independent measurements; response data are often binary (e.g., presence-absence data) or non-negative integers (e.g., counts), and therefore, the data do not fit the standard assumptions of linear regression (Normality, independence, and constant variance). This book will familiarize readers with modern statistical methods that address these complexities using both frequentist and Bayesian frameworks.

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    Read more about Writing for Digital Media

    Writing for Digital Media

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    Contributor: Miller

    Publisher: PALNI

    License: CC BY

    This textbook focuses on writing and digital media. Increasingly, writing is published on digital platforms like social media, websites, and blogs, and this online writing performs a variety of personal, professional, academic, and civic functions. The textbook discusses these functions from a critical and rhetorical perspective and provides practical skills and strategies that students can put into practice in their own digital writing.

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    Read more about Experiences in Biodiversity Research: A Field Course

    Experiences in Biodiversity Research: A Field Course

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    Contributor: Gessler

    Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

    License: CC BY-NC

    This handbook was developed to support the course, Experiences in Biodiversity Research, which exists to provide early undergraduates with experience in the practice of biodiversity research and demystify the path to careers in this field. Although this course is situated within Iowa State University, guidance for educators is provided throughout the handbook to support those interested in teaching similar courses at other universities.

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