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    Read more about Piacere!: Elementary Italian at The University of Iowa

    Piacere!: Elementary Italian at The University of Iowa

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    Contributors: Gemmani, Lottini, Sartini-Rideout, and Trucchia

    Publisher: University of Iowa

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Piacere! is an elementary Italian open-access textbook authorized by the Italian faculty of The University of Iowa. A comprehensive and flexible e-textbook, this Open Education Resource aims to support students’ acquisition of the grammar and vocabulary that ensure meaningful communication as well as to enhance students’ familiarity with Italian culture. Piacere! is divided into twenty-one units, which revolve around a specific theme, in order to facilitate a comprehensive learning and use of the language. Units include the following components: grammar, vocabulary, conversations, and readings. While in its organization the textbook is meant to offer the students with a flexible and approachable individual study experience, each component may be easily translated into classroom activities.

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    Read more about Case Studies for Health, Research and Practice in Australia and New Zealand

    Case Studies for Health, Research and Practice in Australia and New Zealand

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    Contributors: Whiteing, Shinners, Graham, Nasrawi, Wilson, Foster, Kunst, and Greenhill

    Publisher: Southern Cross University

    License: CC BY-SA

    The OER includes case studies of 5 families from a variety of backgrounds in metropolitan and regional Queensland (QLD), New South Wales (NSW), and Victoria (VIC), Australia. Case studies have been popular in nursing to help students bring their learning to life and enhance their critical thinking. However, often case studies appear in one unit or one particular content area to aid students learning for a particular condition or point in time.

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    Read more about Un Análisis Científico del Ruido Ambiental y Laboral en Sectores Urbanos

    Un Análisis Científico del Ruido Ambiental y Laboral en Sectores Urbanos

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    Contributors: Astudillo-Martínez, Andrade-Bravo, García-Valdez, and Almenaba-Guerrero

    Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    ¿Cuál es el nivel de ruido existente Av. Av. 3 de Julio y sus intersecciones entre la calle Ambato y la Y del Indio Colorado de la ciudad de Santo Domingo?, el presente trabajo de investigación tiene como objetivo principal conocer el nivel de ruido existente en este sector de la ciudad, con el fin de determinar el alcance de su afectación y sobre todo sus fuentes, se realizó la evaluación correspondiente de acuerdo con la normativa TULSMA. y Decreto Ejecutivo N° 2393, aplicando la investigación de campo se midió la presencia de ruido ambiental y ocupacional, se requirió del uso de dosímetros calibrados y certificados para obtener información precisa. En esta investigación se estudió estas importantes intersecciones, siendo que, en cuanto a normativa ambiental sobrepasa el nivel tolerable con un diferencial de 10 decibeles en promedio, mientras que en referencia del ruido laboral esta intersección está por debajo de los niveles permisibles con al menos 9 decibeles en promedio, las posibles enfermedades subyacentes más comunes encontradas fueron el estrés, los dolores de cabeza que afectaban principalmente a la población comerciante permanente, y la actividad que mayor emisión de ruido produjo fue el tránsito vehicular, del mismo modo se identificó que el día que se produjo mayor contaminación acústica fue el sábado entre las 11:30 am hasta la 13:00 pm.

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    Read more about Evaluación de la Satisfacción Laboral y Rendimiento Productivo de los Piscicultores Comunitarios

    Evaluación de la Satisfacción Laboral y Rendimiento Productivo de los Piscicultores Comunitarios

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    Contributors: Deza-Matías, Castrejón-Valdez, Rojas-Felipe, Mencia-Sánchez, Rodríguez-Deza, and Yaulilahua-Huacho

    Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    El objetivo fue Evaluación del Satisfacción Laboral y Rendimiento Productivo de los Piscicultores Comunitarios. El trabajo de investigación se realizó en las unidades productoras de truchas de la comunidad de Pacococha, distrito y provincia de Castrovirreyna. Las variables de estudio fueron la satisfacción laboral y la productividad. El tipo de investigación es básica. El nivel de la investigación es Correlacional. El método es descriptivo, cualitativo y cuantitativo, describiéndose las variables involucradas y analizando su incidencia e interrelación en función a la relación causa – efecto. El diseño de investigación fue descriptivo – correlacional. En la investigación se tuvo como población a 20 piscicultores entre trabajadores y jefes, y debido a que el número de unidades que la integraron resulto accesible en su totalidad, esta fue igual a la muestra, es decir los 20 piscicultores. Para el sustento de la parte teórica se consultó diferentes fuentes bibliográficas y para el trabajo de campo se aplicó cuestionarios a la muestra identificada, formulándose dos instrumentos, que fueron validados oportunamente por juicio de expertos, a fin de efectivizar su aplicación correspondiente, los instrumentos utilizados fueron los cuestionarios de encuesta de satisfacción laboral y productividad, donde cada pregunta fue realizada de acorde a las variables considerando sus dimensiones e indicadores, con los cuales se obtuvo la información pertinente de los trabajadores de las unidades productoras. Los resultados nos muestran un coeficiente de correlación de Pearson r = 0.672, con un nivel de significancia menor a 0,05 (p-valor = 0,001). Por lo tanto, al ser el p-valor significativo concluimos que existe correlación entre las variables de estudio, se acepta la hipótesis alterna con un nivel de confianza del 95%. Como conclusión principal se ha determinado a través de la investigación que la productividad del factor humano se relaciona de forma positiva y moderada con la satisfacción laboral del personal de producción de las piscigranjas, con un grado de relación del 45.2%.

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    Read more about Reading Social Science Methods

    Reading Social Science Methods

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    Contributor: Reisner

    Publisher: University of Illinois Library - Urbana

    License: CC BY-NC

    Science has great potential to benefit society, but this potential comes with risks as well. Directed at introductory level social science and humanities majors, this textbook teaches the rules and limits of social science methods. Reisner starts from the assumption that it is not necessary to be able to do research to read and judge the soundness of research publications. The chapters guide students through an explicit set of rules for reading research articles developed from three common research methods: content analysis, survey research, and experimental method.

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    Comunidades

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    Contributors: Ikeda and Baumgardt

    Publisher: PALNI

    License: CC BY

    This is a textbook for first-semester Spanish with a focus on the cultural products, practices and perspectives of Spanish-speaking communities in the world today. This text is designed to build students’ cultural and communicative proficiency at the novice level through interaction with authentic resources and real-life video conversations featuring native Spanish speakers living in the American Midwest. Each chapter includes interactive activities focused on each of the three modes of communication (interpretive, interpersonal and presentational), at least one Integrated Performance Assessment, exercises with automated feedback and prompts that promote cross-cultural comparisons through research and reflection.

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    Read more about An Open Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms

    An Open Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms

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    Contributors: Bible, Moser, and Scarlato

    Publisher: PALNI

    License: CC BY

    This textbook serves as a gentle introduction for undergraduates to theoretical concepts in data structures and algorithms in computer science while providing coverage of practical implementation (coding) issues. The field of computer science (CS) supports a multitude of essential technologies in science, engineering, and communication as a social medium. The varied and interconnected nature of computer technology permeates countless career paths making CS a popular and growing major program. Mastery of the science behind computer science relies on an understanding of the theory of algorithms and data structures. These concepts underlie the fundamental tradeoffs that dictate performance in terms of speed, memory usage, and programming complexity that separate novice programmers from professional practitioners.

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    Read more about Introduction to Soil Science

    Introduction to Soil Science

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    Contributor: Anderson

    Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

    License: CC BY

    This textbook introduces readers to the basics of soil science, including the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils; soil formation, classification, and global distribution; soil health, soils and humanity, and sustainable land management.

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    Read more about Introduction to Vacuum Technology

    Introduction to Vacuum Technology

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    Contributors: Hata, Brewer, and Louwagie

    Publisher: Milne Open Textbooks

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Vacuum systems are critical to many industries. They are vital to establishing required process pressures, establishing a clean process environment, and removing reaction by-products from the process chamber. This text, a revision and expansion of David Hata’s Introduction to Vacuum Technology published in 2008, addresses basic topics in vacuum technology for individuals tasked with maintaining vacuum systems and instructors teaching technician-level courses. The topics are carefully curated to the needs of technicians in a production environment and the types of vacuum systems used, and the accompanying laboratory manual and instructor’s guide support the delivery of lecture-laboratory courses.

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    Read more about Natural Resources Sustainability: An introductory synthesis

    Natural Resources Sustainability: An introductory synthesis

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    Contributor: Lant

    Publisher: Utah Education Network Digital Press with Pressbooks

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    This text has evolved from 20 semesters teaching the undergraduate courses Geography, People, and the Environment and Environment and Society. It is designed for freshmen through junior-level courses at community, junior and four-year colleges and universities in the United States. Focused upon the dilemma of environmental sustainability, geography and the emergent field of ecological economics are emphasized in a trans-disciplinary framework. It provides—in a one semester or one quarter undergraduate course that requires no prerequisites—a fundamental background in the essentials students need to deal with natural resource and environmental issues as an informed citizen while building a foundation for further study.

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