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A House in the Sky: A Memoir by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

By Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a lady whose interest led her to the world’s most pretty and overseas, its so much imperiled and dangerous nations, after which into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written tale of braveness, resilience, and grace

As a toddler, Amanda Lindhout escaped a violent family by means of paging via problems with National Geographic and imagining herself in its unique locales. on the age of 19, operating as a cocktail waitress in Calgary, Alberta, she started saving her assistance so she may perhaps shuttle the globe. intending to comprehend the realm and reside an important existence, she backpacked via Latin the USA, Laos, Bangladesh, and India, and emboldened by means of each one event, went directly to Sudan, Syria, and Pakistan. In war-ridden Afghanistan and Iraq she carved out a fledgling occupation as a tv reporter. after which, in August 2008, she traveled to Somalia—“the most deadly position on earth.” On her fourth day, she was once kidnapped by means of a bunch of masked males alongside a dusty road.

Held hostage for 460 days, Amanda converts to Islam as a survival tactic, gets “wife lessons” from certainly one of her captors, and dangers a bold break out. Moved among a sequence of deserted homes within the barren region, she survives on memory—every lush element of the realm she skilled in her lifestyles sooner than captivity—and on method, fortitude, and desire. while she is so much determined, she visits a home within the sky, excessive above the girl saved in chains, at nighttime, being tortured.

Vivid and suspenseful, as artfully written because the most interesting novel, A residence within the Sky is the searingly intimate tale of an intrepid younger lady and her look for compassion within the face of incredible adversity.

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In the domain of personality assessment, for example, three types of structured data sources have been identified (Block, 1977; Cattell, 1965). , experimental tasks). Regardless of the particular form of inquiry, there are two measurement issues that must be addressed: reliability and validity of measurement. The following discussion will focus on issues of reliability and validity that have particular relevance for developmental research. In order to address these specific issues, however, it will be useful to begin by presenting a general overview of the reliability and validity concepts.

Although these aspects of validity are singled out here as of particular concern for developmental research on women in midlife, they may be considered special cases of the classical validity forms. Thus, to understand fully the nature of age-related and structural validities, the reader should be familiar with the traditional validity forms mentioned above. Age-Related Validity. One of the challenges facing the researcher of life-span development is how to measure the same construct in multiple age groups.

Four goals for life-span research are considered here. First, it is necessary to adopt techniques that enable the reliable measurement of change. A second task for life-span researchers is to develop and utilize measurement instruments that are valid for the age range to be studied. Third, it is important to employ designs that can capture the complexity and diversity of change. A fourth priority is to identify 38 MARGIE E. LACHMAN methods for examImng individual and cultural/historical patterns of change.

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