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Read more about Inclusive Approach to Anthropometric Body Measurement Assessments

Inclusive Approach to Anthropometric Body Measurement Assessments

Copyright Year: 2024

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

Copyright Year: 2024

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

Copyright Year: 2020

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

Copyright Year: 2024

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 Experiences in Biodiversity Research: A Field Course

Experiences in Biodiversity Research: A Field Course

Copyright Year: 2024

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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Read more about Writing for Digital Media

Writing for Digital Media

Copyright Year: 2024

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 Mastering Strategic Management

Mastering Strategic Management

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Teaching the strategic management course can be a challenge for many professors. In most business schools, strategic management is a “capstone” course that requires students to draw on insights from various functional courses they have completed (such as marketing, finance, and accounting) in order to understand how top executives make the strategic decisions that drive whether organizations succeed or fail. Although students have taken these functional courses, many students have very little experience with major organizational choices. It is this inexperience that can undermine many students’ engagement in the course. For questions about this textbook please contact textbookuse@umn.edu

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Read more about Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare Law

Legal Fundamentals of Healthcare Law

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributor: Jackman

Publisher: University of West Florida Pressbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Healthcare, a field dedicated to the well-being of individuals and communities, operates within an intricate web of legal principles. Understanding these laws is not simply a professional necessity for doctors, nurses, administrators, and researchers; it’s also an ethical imperative for anyone who interacts with the healthcare system. This book is your compass, guiding you through the labyrinth of legal fundamentals that shape the landscape of healthcare.

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Read more about Introduction to Literature: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and How They Shape Us

Introduction to Literature: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and How They Shape Us

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Young

Publisher: University of West Florida Pressbooks

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to Literature: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, and How They Shape Us introduces college freshmen to the study of literature through a focus on texts that, generally, they already know, or think they know, and how those texts aim to shape audiences to be compliant cultural objects. The book is organized around several prominent story groups, including various genres and forms, meant to promote discussion and discovery leading to students’ understanding that these texts function as cultural sculptors of readers’ principles and behaviors. Students develop the skill of analyzing texts and creating sound arguments about them through class discussions and a series of writing assignments. Ideally, they leave the course understanding how to create a sound argument and, more pointedly, that there is no such thing as “just a story.”

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Read more about Surface and Subtext: Literature, Research, Writing - Third Edition

Surface and Subtext: Literature, Research, Writing - Third Edition

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributors: Francis, Jr., Carly-Miles, Clough, Cooper, Hagstrom-Schmidt, Rozier, Thielman, Todd, LeMire, Anders, and McKinney

Publisher: Texas A&M University

License: CC BY-NC

Open-educational resource textbook created by the TAMU English 203 OER Committee.

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