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Measuring, Marking & Layout: A Builder's Guide (For Pros by Pros)
The Starrett 237 Depth Gauge, Ruler Type, has a measurement range 0 to 6", a resolution (or smallest graduation interval) of a 1/64", with + 0.004" to -0.0035" of accuracy. The rule scale enables quick and easy measurements. The base is 2.625" long and is cut-out on one side to enable accurate readings. This gauge has a knurled nut to lock the gauge head into position for accurate readings. The unit has a hardened steel head and a tempered ...
Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us
Harvard University Press
How do you judge the quality of a school, a district, a teacher, a student? By the test scores, of course. Yet for all the talk, what educational tests can and can’t tell you, and how scores can be misunderstood and misused, remains a mystery to most. The complexities of testing are routinely ignored, either because they are unrecognized, or because they may be—well, complicated. Inspired by a popular Harvard course for students ...
Measuring Performance : Using the new metrics to deploy strategy and improve performance
Measurement Intl, 2000
This primer distills the essence of an important topic and presents it in plain language for leaders. Measuring Performance show how advanced measures are giving leaders new leverage to create change, manage performance, and produce better results. It covers developing the right measures, using metrics to improve performance, and key issues that arise in deploying metrics.
Measuring Quality Improvement in Healthcare: A Guide to Statistical Process Control Applications
Raymond G. Carey
Robert C. Lloyd
Amer Society for Quality
This ground-breaking book addresses the critical, growing need among healthcare administrators and practitioners to measure the effectiveness of quality improvement efforts. Written by respected healthcare quality professionals, Measuring Quality Improvement in Healthcare covers practical applications of the tools and techniques of statistical process control (SPC), including control charts, in healthcare settings. The authors' straightforward ...
How Long or How Wide?: A Measuring Guide (Math Is Categorical)
Brian P. Cleary
First Avenue Editions
Brian Cleary and Brian Gable bring their trademark sense of humor to the subject of measuring length. A rhyming text filled with funny examples explains how to use and compare metric and U.S. customary units of length. Readers are also introduced to the tools they need to measure length--rulers, metersticks, and more.
Measuring the User Experience, Second Edition: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics ...
Measuring the User Experience was the first book that focused on how to quantify the user experience. Now in the second edition, the authors include new material on how recent technologies have made it easier and more effective to collect a broader range of data about the user experience. As more UX and web professionals need to justify their design decisions with solid, reliable data, Measuring the User Experience provides the ...
Lisa has an important homework assignment--to measure something in several different ways. She has to use standard units like inches and nonstandard units like paper clips to find out height, width, length, weight, volume, temperature, and time. Lisa decides to measure her dog, Penny, and finds out ... Penny's nose = 1 inch long Penny's tail = 1 dog biscuit long Penny's paw print = 3 centimeters wide ... and that's only the beginning! Lisa ...
Measuring ITIL: Measuring, Reporting and Modeling - the IT Service Management Metrics That Matter ...
Randy A. Steinberg
How do you measure and report your ITIL processes? Which ITIL metrics matter the most to Senior Executives? Finally, there is a book that shows you how! This is not a theoretical treatise, but a practical guide that shows you the operational metrics to use and how these can be calculated into Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Critical Success factors (CSFs) that resonate with Senior ...
Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World
Katie Delahaye Paine
The tools nonprofits need to measure the impact of their social media Having a social media measurement plan and approach can no longer be an after-thought. It is a requirement of success. As nonprofits refine their social media practice, their boards are expecting reports showing results. As funders provide dollars to support programs that include social media, they too want to see results. This book offers the tools and strategies needed ...
Measuring America: How the United States Was Shaped By the Greatest Land Sale in History
In 1790, America was in enormous debt, having depleted what little money and supplies the country had during its victorious fight for independence. Before the nation's greatest asset, the land west of the Ohio River, could be sold it had to be measured out and mapped. And before that could be done, a uniform set of measurements had to be chosen for the new republic out of the morass of roughly 100,000 different units that were in use in daily ...
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Seventeen-year-old Annabel Conway is tired of the Hillcrest High School elite making her life miserable because she’s not a size two. This summer, she's hiring a personal trainer to help her lose weight. Annabel doesn’t expect her trainer to be a gorgeous guy around her age. Boys like Tegan are jerks. They pretend to like girls like her so they can make an idiot out of them. Been there, done that. Totally not going there again. She kind of ...
Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations
Robert D. Austin
Here's an essential reference for all managers facing the multitude of issues involved in any measurement program. Developed from an award-winning doctoral thesis at Carnegie Mellon University, this is a lucid, captivating analysis of organizational performance measurement. Author Robert D. Austin emphasizes the behavioral aspects of measurement situations. The focus is on people and how they react when they are part of organizational systems ...
Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, 5th Edition (Wiley Finance)
McKinsey & Company Inc.
The number one guide to corporate valuation is back and better than ever Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect business conditions in today's volatile global economy, Valuation, Fifth Edition continues the tradition of its bestselling predecessors by providing up-to-date insights and practical advice on how to create, manage, and measure the value of an organization. Along with all new case studies that illustrate how valuation ...
Cracking the Sales Management Code: The Secrets to Measuring and Managing Sales Performance
Cracking the Sales Management Code is a groundbreaking book for sales managers and executives who want greater control over sales performance. Based on new research into how world-class sales forces measure and manage their sellers, it provides a best practice approach to identify and implement the critical activities and metrics that drive business results. It is not a book on organizational leadership, nor is it a book on interpersonal ...
Measuring Instructional Results (The Mager Six-Pack)
Robert F. Mager
Center for Effective Performance
How do you know if your students have truly learned what you set out to teach? This text is designed for those who want to know how well their instruction works and how to develop the special tools they need to measure training and educational results. The author describes and illustrates a procedure of selecting or creating test items. Every chapter includes practice exercises and checklists to clarify further the tests and make sure you stay ...
Measuring Behaviour: An Introductory Guide
Cambridge University Press
Measuring Behaviour has established itself as a standard text. Largely rewritten, updated and reorganised, this third edition is, as before, a guide to the principles and methods of quantitative studies of behaviour, with an emphasis on techniques of observation, recording and analysis. It provides the basic knowledge needed to measure behaviour, doing so in a succinct and easily understood form. The sections on research design and the ...
Measuring the World: A Novel (Vintage)
Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment.Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs ...
Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity. Standard Methods for Amphibians (Biological Diversity Handbook)
Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity is the first book to provide comprehensive coverage of standard methods for biodiversity sampling of amphibians, with information on analyzing and using data that will interest biologists in general. In this manual, nearly fifty herpetologists recommend ten standard sampling procedures for measuring and monitoring amphibian and many other populations. The contributors discuss each procedure, along ...
Measuring the Immeasurable: The Scientific Case for Spirituality
Sounds True, Incorporated
The scientific evidence continues to mount to support and question spirituality. An essential collection of new essays and research from today¿s most compelling pioneers of ¿frontier science¿.
Measuring Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty, Third Edition: Survey Design, Use, and Statistical Analysis ...
Bob E. Hayes
ASQ Quality Press
The third edition of this best-seller updates its detailed information about how to construct, evaluate, and use questionnaires, and adds an entirely new chapter on customer loyalty. Included are two different methods of sampling and determining an appropriate sample size for reliable results; the reliability and validity of results; real examples of customer satisfaction measures and how they can be used; guidelines for developing ...
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