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Measuring the World: A Novel
Daniel Kehlmann

Vintage, 2007

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 ...


Create the Perfect Fit: Measuring and Pattern Fitting for Real Sewing Solutions
Joi Mahon

Fons & Porter, 2014

Create the best fit for your body! In Create the Perfect Fit , Joi Mahon debunks traditional fitting rules and shares her measure yourself, measure your pattern style of fitting to help you achieve the best fit possible. With detailed instructions and illustrations, she'll walk you through the process of measuring your body, applying your measurements to a commercial pattern and creating an exact muslin that will become the base for any ...


Measuring ITSM: Measuring, Reporting, and Modeling the IT Service Management Metrics that Matter Most to IT ...
Randy A. Steinberg

Trafford, 2013

How do you measure and report your IT services and processes? Which metrics matter the most to senior executives? Finally, here is a book that shows you how! Not theory, 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 management. In this book, you will learn about the following: Defining and ...


Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World
Beth Kanter, Katie Delahaye Paine

Jossey-Bass, 2012

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 Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us
Daniel Koretz

Harvard University Press, 2009

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 America: How the United States Was Shaped By the Greatest Land Sale in History
Andro Linklater

Plume, 2003

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 ...


Measuring, Marking & Layout: A Builder's Guide (For Pros by Pros)
John Carroll

Taunton Press, 2002

The success or failure of a building project is often decided before the first nail is driven. Good habits of measuring and marking and a thorough understanding of the way the job should be laid out not only ensure high quality but also save materials and increase productivity. In this comprehensive reference, John Carroll explains ways to produce precise, correct layouts for everything from the foundation to the roof covering. His forte ...


How Long or How Wide?: A Measuring Guide (Math Is Categorical)
Brian P. Cleary

First Avenue Editions, 2009

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 and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach
Jack Freund, Jack Jones

Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014

Using the factor analysis of information risk (FAIR) methodology developed over ten years and adopted by corporations worldwide, Measuring and Managing Information Risk provides a proven and credible framework for understanding, measuring, and analyzing information risk of any size or complexity. Intended for organizations that need to either build a risk management program from the ground up or strengthen an existing one, this book provides ...


Measuring Penny
Loreen Leedy

Square Fish, 2000

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 Health Care: Using Quality Data for Operational, Financial, and Clinical Improvement
Yosef D. Dlugacz

Jossey-Bass, 2006

This invaluable guide shows students and professionals how measurements and data can be used to balance quality services and financial viability and how measures can help to evaluate and improve organizational, clinical, and financial processes. The book explains the various performance measurement methods used in health care and shows their practical impact on clinical patient outcomes.


Measuring Racial Discrimination
Panel on Methods for Assessing Discrimination, Committee on National Statistics, ...

National Academies Press, 2004

Many racial and ethnic groups in the United States, including blacks, Hispanics, Asians, American Indians, and others, have historically faced severe discrimination—pervasive and open denial of civil, social, political, educational, and economic opportunities. Today, large differences among racial and ethnic groups continue to exist in employment, income and wealth, housing, education, criminal justice, health, and other areas. While many ...


Measuring Performance : Using the new metrics to deploy strategy and improve performance
Bob Frost

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 the Success of Learning Through Technology: A Guide for Measuring Impact and Calculating ROI on ...
Tamar Elkeles, Patricia Pulliam Phillips, ...

ASTD, 2014

Learn to measure the results of your technology-based learning programs with this step-by-step guide. Few would dispute the convenience, cost, and efficiency of learning through technology. Whether e-learning, blended learning, or mobile learning, it’s usually just in time, just enough, and just for the user. The challenge with e-learning lies in proving its value and showing the results. The cost savings and the outcome of the ...


A Measuring Scale for Ability in Spelling
Leonard P. Ayers

Mott Media (MI), 1986

An old classic, now republished. One thousand frequently used words are arranged according to grade levels so that you can test any pupil and determine his or her level of spelling. You may also use the lists for weekly spelling. Pupils who can spell the thousand most common words are ready for most of the writing they need to do.


Measuring Instructional Results (The Mager Six-Pack)
Robert F. Mager

Center for Effective Performance, 1997

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 and Managing Performance in Organizations
Robert D. Austin

Dorset House, 1996

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
McKinsey & Company Inc., Tim Koller, ...

Wiley, 2010

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 ...


Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy
Andro Linklater

Walker & Company, 2002

Measuring America is the fascinating, provocative, and eye-opening story of why America has ended up with its unique system of weights and measures—the American Customary System, unlike any other in the world—and how this has profoundly shaped our country and culture. In the process, Measuring America reveals the colossal power contained inside the acres and miles, ounces and pounds, that we use every day without ever realizing their ...


Measuring Customer Satisfaction: Exploring Customer Satisfaction's Relationship with Purchase Behavior

BookBaby, 2014

The measurement of service quality and customer satisfaction has received considerable academic attention over the past twenty-five years. Companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of people hours trying to understand and influence customers, and often assume (incorrectly) that satisfied customers are loyal ones. Simply understanding customer satisfaction is not enough – researchers and managers must also examine how ...



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