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Levy Gary D. Benchmarking in Institutional Research. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 156 Levy Gary D. Benchmarking in Institutional Research. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 156 Новинка

Levy Gary D. Benchmarking in Institutional Research. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 156

While the term benchmarking is commonplace nowadays in institutional research and higher education, less common, is a solid understanding of what it really means and how it has been, and can be, used effectively. This volume begins by defining benchmarking as “a strategic and structured approach whereby an organization compares aspects of its processes and/or outcomes to those of another organization or set of organizations to identify opportunities for improvement.” Building on this definition, the chapters provide a brief history of the evolution and emergence of benchmarking in general and in higher education in particular. The authors apply benchmarking to: Enrollment management and student success Institutional effectiveness The potential economic impact of higher education institutions on their host communities. They look at the use of national external survey data in institutional benchmarking and selection of peer institutions, introduce multivariate statistical methodologies for guiding that selection, and consider a novel application of baseball sabermetric methods. The volume offers a solid starting point for those new to benchmarking in higher education and provides examples of current best practices and prospective new directions. This is the 156th volume of this Jossey-Bass series. Always timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
Museus Samuel D. Using Mixed Methods to Study Intersectionality in Higher Education. New Directions in Institutional Research, Number 151 Museus Samuel D. Using Mixed Methods to Study Intersectionality in Higher Education. New Directions in Institutional Research, Number 151 Новинка

Museus Samuel D. Using Mixed Methods to Study Intersectionality in Higher Education. New Directions in Institutional Research, Number 151

This volume offers institutional researchers several examples of the ways in which quantitative and qualitative methods can be integrated for a better grasp of how members of our educational communities understand and experience their environments on the basis of their multiple identities. The first two chapters provide context for the volume's theme with definitions and overview of the underpinnings of mixted methodology. Subsequent chapters illustrate the multiple ways in which qualitative and quantitative methods can be integrated to understand the complexity of identity and experiences of marginalized groups in the academy. Other chapters focus on students' experiences and demonstrate how mixed-methodology approaches were used to explore college access among first-generation Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders analyze racial ideology of white males with interview data driving analysis of longitudinal dataset and research and accessment generating accurate understanding how of race and gender shape students' experiences within the campus The final chapter presents findings of a mixed-methods inquiry to challenge current conceptions about racial categorization and practices for gathering institutional data on students' identity. Volume editors Kimberly A Griffin, assistant professor of education policy studies at the Pennsylvania State University, and Samuel D. Museus, assistant professor of educational administration at University of Hawai?i Manoa, and contributing authors advocate for intersectionality research and argue that it holds great promise for advancing knowledge in higher education. Their book is ideal for institutions and institutional researchers who want to understand and most effectively serve their students and faculty. This is the 151st volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Institutional Research. Always timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
Jeff Cogswell Designing Highly Useable Software Jeff Cogswell Designing Highly Useable Software Новинка

Jeff Cogswell Designing Highly Useable Software

Learn What Usability Really Is, Why to Strive for It, and How to Achieve It «Highly useable» software is easy to use. It does what you expect it to. And it does it well. It's not easy to build but as this book demonstrates, it's well worth the effort. Highly useable software is highly successful software—and everyone wins. Inside, an accomplished programmer who has made usability his business systematically explores the world of programming, showing you how every aspect of the work is implicated in the usability of the final product. This is not just an «issues» book, however, but systematic, real-world instructions for developing applications that are better in every way. As you'll learn, there's no such thing as «intuitive» software. Instead, there are just the factors that make it highly useable: simplicity, consistency, the recognition of accepted conventions, and the foregrounding of the user's perspective. With these principles under your belt, you'll quickly discover dozens of ways to make your applications more useable: Making windows and dialog boxes easy to comprehend and use Designing software that is time- and resource-efficient Making your software easy to navigate Reducing the complexity of reports and other presentations of data Understanding how the wrong programming decisions can limit usability Ensuring smooth starts and stops Capitalizing on the usability advantages of object-oriented programming Understanding how usability affects your product's financial success Using the testing process to improve usability Promoting usability in training, installation, and online help Making management decisions that will benefit software usability Some chapters are written primarily for programmers, one primarily for managers. Most are for everyone, and all are filled with illuminating, usually amusing examples drawn from both inside and outside the technical world. A helpful appendix provides information on standards, usability groups, and sources for more information.
Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Новинка

Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131

This issue of New Directions for Evaluation (NDE) marks a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). NDE is an official publication of AEA and has been a crucial means for the Association to foster and promote the professionalization of evaluation through thematic discussions of theory and practice in evaluation. NDE was first published in 1978 under the name New Directions for Program Evaluation, although the title became New Directions for Evaluation in 1995 in acknowledgement of the broader scope of evaluation.
Hu Shouping Using Typological Approaches to Understand College Student Experiences and Outcomes. New Directions for Institutional Research, Assessment Supplement 2011 Hu Shouping Using Typological Approaches to Understand College Student Experiences and Outcomes. New Directions for Institutional Research, Assessment Supplement 2011 Новинка

Hu Shouping Using Typological Approaches to Understand College Student Experiences and Outcomes. New Directions for Institutional Research, Assessment Supplement 2011

Facing a new round of criticisms on the quality of undergraduate education in American colleges and universities, higher education administrators are eager to find—or create—effective programs and practices that can enrich student experiences and enhance outcomes. In order to do that, those who work at colleges and universities need to have a better understanding of their students. Institutional researchers, with access to a wealth of student data, have the analytical expertise to supply information that can guide institutional policy and practice. Typological frameworks particularly can be used to generate such information, and this volume presents rich examples of typological approaches to the study of college students. Typological research can reveal patterns in students’ characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors and how those patterns are related to desirable outcomes such as learning and persistence, or to the nature, meaning, and utility of student-faculty interactions outside the classroom. Such information can help campus leaders and other concerned groups gain a deeper understanding of their students, design better targeted and intentional interventions to optimize student experiences, and maximize student learning and personal development outcomes. This is a special supplemental issue of New Directions for Institutional Research. Always timely and comprehensive, this series provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis Новинка

Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis

An updated guide to the core concepts of program evaluation This updated edition of Program Evaluation in Practice covers the core concepts of program evaluation and uses case studies to touch on real-world issues that arise when conducting an evaluation project. This important resource is filled with illustrative examples written in accessible terms and provides a wide variety of evaluation projects that can be used for discussion, analysis, and reflection. The book addresses foundations and theories of evaluation, tools and methods for collecting data, writing of reports, and the sharing of findings. The discussion questions and class activities at the end of each chapter are designed to help process the information in that chapter and to integrate the information from the other chapters, thus facilitating the learning process. As useful for students as it is for evaluators in training, Program Evaluation in Practice is a must-have text for those aspiring to be effective evaluators. Includes expanded discussion of basic theories and approaches to program evaluation Features a new chapter on objective-based evaluation and a new section on ethics in program evaluation Provides more detailed information and in-depth description for each case, including evaluation approaches, fresh references, new readings, and the new Joint Committee Standards for Evaluation
Dominique Estampe Supply Chain Performance and Evaluation Models Dominique Estampe Supply Chain Performance and Evaluation Models Новинка

Dominique Estampe Supply Chain Performance and Evaluation Models

This book presents the different models of supply chain performance evaluation for global supply chains. It describes why it is necessary to evaluate global performance both to assess the contribution of the supply chain to achieve the goals of creating value throughout the chain and also to meet customer requirements in terms of time, responsiveness and reliability. The author provides an understanding of how evaluation models are chosen according to criteria including the level of maturity of the organization, the level of decision-making and the level of value creation desired.
Dutwin Phyllis The ABCs of Evaluation. Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers Dutwin Phyllis The ABCs of Evaluation. Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers Новинка

Dutwin Phyllis The ABCs of Evaluation. Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers

Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers an introduction to program evaluation. This comprehensive textbook covers topics such as stakeholder relationships, program design, data collection and analysis, reporting results, and other important steps in the evaluation process. The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives—including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. The authors illustrate the circumstances under which each evaluation model can be used, and offer tips on identifying data sources and collecting the data. This revision includes substantially increased coverage of theory, methodological approaches, the business of evaluation, the evaluator's role and responsibilities, RFPs and the grants process, logic models, data analysis, and writing the evaluation report. Also included are new cases and scenarios from various evaluation realms in social sciences, education, health, and human services. Throughout the book, charts, graphs, models, and lists help organize, extend, and facilitate the understanding of each evaluation concept. Praise for the Previous Edition of The ABCs of Evaluation «A useful general overview of the evaluation process. I would recommend it to program or project managers wanting to know more about the process of evaluation.» —American Journal of Evaluation «All students (and practitioners) should have this in their library; they will use it frequently.» —Patricia McGee, PhD, associate professor, University of Texas, San Antonio Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/Boulmetis
Stufflebeam Daniel L. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications Stufflebeam Daniel L. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications Новинка

Stufflebeam Daniel L. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications

The golden standard evaluation reference text Now in its second edition, Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications is the vital text on evaluation models, perfect for classroom use as a textbook, and as a professional evaluation reference. The book begins with an overview of the evaluation field and program evaluation standards, and proceeds to cover the most widely used evaluation approaches. With new evaluation designs and the inclusion of the latest literature from the field, this Second Edition is an essential update for professionals and students who want to stay current. Understanding and choosing evaluation approaches is critical to many professions, and Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition is the benchmark evaluation guide. Authors Daniel L. Stufflebeam and Chris L. S. Coryn, widely considered experts in the evaluation field, introduce and describe 23 program evaluation approaches, including, new to this edition, transformative evaluation, participatory evaluation, consumer feedback, and meta-analysis. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition facilitates the process of planning, conducting, and assessing program evaluations. The highlighted evaluation approaches include: Experimental and quasi-experimental design evaluations Daniel L. Stufflebeam's CIPP Model Michael Scriven's Consumer-Oriented Evaluation Michael Patton's Utilization-Focused Evaluation Robert Stake's Responsive/Stakeholder-Centered Evaluation Case Study Evaluation Key readings listed at the end of each chapter direct readers to the most important references for each topic. Learning objectives, review questions, student exercises, and instructor support materials complete the collection of tools. Choosing from evaluation approaches can be an overwhelming process, but Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications, Second Edition updates the core evaluation concepts with the latest research, making this complex field accessible in just one book.
Tom Eslinger Mobile Magic. The Saatchi and Saatchi Guide to Mobile Marketing and Design Tom Eslinger Mobile Magic. The Saatchi and Saatchi Guide to Mobile Marketing and Design Новинка

Tom Eslinger Mobile Magic. The Saatchi and Saatchi Guide to Mobile Marketing and Design

A real-world guide to mobile marketing from the head of digital initiatives at Saatchi & Saatchi worldwide The future of marketing is mobile, with seventy-five percent of the world's population having access to a mobile phone and the average American spending 82 minutes per day using her phone for activities other than talking. To traditional marketers unfamiliar with the special challenges of mobile marketing, this territory feels complicated and even frightening. Mobile Magic provides a bird's-eye view of the process of creating great mobile marketing from one of the world's most experienced and successful practitioners.
Montrosse-Moorhead Bianca Revisiting Truth, Beauty,and Justice: Evaluating With Validity in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 142 Montrosse-Moorhead Bianca Revisiting Truth, Beauty,and Justice: Evaluating With Validity in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 142 Новинка

Montrosse-Moorhead Bianca Revisiting Truth, Beauty,and Justice: Evaluating With Validity in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 142

This issue discusses ways of constructing, organizing, and managing arguments for evaluation. Not focued solely on the logic of evaluation or predictive validity, it discusses the various elements needed to construct evaluation arguments that are compelling and influential by virtue of the truth, beauty, and justice they express. Through exposition, original research, critical reflection, and application to case examples, the authors present tools, perspectives, and guides to help evaluators navigate the complex contexts of evaluation in the 21st century. This is the 142nd issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Angelo Calvello Environmental Alpha. Institutional Investors and Climate Change Angelo Calvello Environmental Alpha. Institutional Investors and Climate Change Новинка

Angelo Calvello Environmental Alpha. Institutional Investors and Climate Change

The definitive guide to how institutional investors should approach the risks and opportunities associated with climate change Environmental Alpha provides institutional investors with the comprehensive framework they need to assess the risks and investment opportunities tied to climate change. Climate change will present institutional investors with some of the most important risks and opportunities they will face for generations to come. Climate change has the potential to affect many sectors in radically different degrees over time, and institutional investors need to have a thorough understanding of the multi-dimensional risks and opportunities that could influence nearly every investment in their portfolios. This volume is composed of contributions by leading experts in environmental investment, moving beyond the theoretical or academic nature of much of the current discussion on the topic to provide you with real-world insights into an emerging market. Examines the climate change-related drivers of returns (science, economics, policy, and technology) that make environmental alpha possible Explores fiduciary duty and climate change Contains in-depth explanations of each of the major categories of environmental investing and examines related environmental alpha opportunities Discusses practical implementation issues Presents real-world case studies and examples Climate change will be one of the most important investment themes of the next twenty years; the related environmental investment opportunities will provide institutional investors with some of the greatest «alpha» opportunities for years to come. This book will put you in a better position to assess and access these opportunities.
Cousins J. Bradley Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 141 Cousins J. Bradley Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 141 Новинка

Cousins J. Bradley Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 141

Gain a greater understanding of organizational capacity to do and use evaluation and implications for evaluation capacity building (ECB). This volume is unique in that it represents a multiple case study of eight organizations that were committed to ECB. It: Situates the study in terms of ECB theory and research Delineates a conceptual framework Presents case profile reports and the results of a cross-case analysis. Discusses findings in terms of implications for research, theory, and practice. This is the 141st issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Michael Harris Understanding Institutional Diversity in American Higher Education. ASHE Higher Education Report, 39:3 Michael Harris Understanding Institutional Diversity in American Higher Education. ASHE Higher Education Report, 39:3 Новинка

Michael Harris Understanding Institutional Diversity in American Higher Education. ASHE Higher Education Report, 39:3

Institutional diversity serves as one of the fundamental hallmarks of American higher education. After a long history of support for many institutional types, the past 40 years have seen a decline in institutional variety. Through a discussion of history, theoretical contexts, and causes of homogenization, this monograph examines how higher education policymakers and leaders can strengthen institutional mission and preserve the benefits of institutional diversity. Higher education needs to serve a variety of functions for students, from liberal arts education to vocational training programs. No single institution or institutional type can adequately fulfill all of these roles, and this monograph considers the rewards and challenges of maintaining a healthy, beneficial diversity. It also covers the roles, purposes, trials, and benefits of institutional diversity. It provides practical examples and theoretical perspectives useful in understanding the complexities of higher education systems and the external pressures faced by colleges and universities that challenge institutional mission and threaten institutional diversity and its well-established benefits for students and society. This is the third issue of the 39th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.
Daniel Strachman A. The Long and Short Of Hedge Funds. A Complete Guide to Hedge Fund Evaluation and Investing Daniel Strachman A. The Long and Short Of Hedge Funds. A Complete Guide to Hedge Fund Evaluation and Investing Новинка

Daniel Strachman A. The Long and Short Of Hedge Funds. A Complete Guide to Hedge Fund Evaluation and Investing

An innovative A to Z guide to the world of hedge funds The Long and Short of Hedge Funds presents readers with a unique look at these investment vehicles, the people who run them, and those who provide services to them. This book is a detailed guide of the industry and offers rare access to hedge fund managers and industry participants. The book provides the reader with a real education about hedge funds, gaining a firm understanding of the industry.
Joy Gayles Gaston Attracting and Retaining Women in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 152 Joy Gayles Gaston Attracting and Retaining Women in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 152 Новинка

Joy Gayles Gaston Attracting and Retaining Women in STEM. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 152

Underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields is a problem that has persisted over the past three decades and is most severe at the highest levels of the STEM career path. Although national attention has been directed toward increasing the presence of women in STEM, women continue to leave at critical junctures in STEM training and careers at a higher rate than men. This volume of New Directions for Institutional Research takes a comprehensive look at the status of women in STEM and considers related factors, theoretical perspectives, and innovative tools that have the potential to help scholars understand, study, and improve the experiences of women in STEM fields. This is the 152nd volume of New Directions for Institutional Research. Always timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
Yonghong Xu Jade Refining the Focus on Faculty Diversity in Postsecondary Institutions. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 155 Yonghong Xu Jade Refining the Focus on Faculty Diversity in Postsecondary Institutions. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 155 Новинка

Yonghong Xu Jade Refining the Focus on Faculty Diversity in Postsecondary Institutions. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 155

Faculty diversity is gaining unprecedented emphasis in the mission of colleges and universities, and institutional researchers are being pushed for relevant data. This volume examines faculty diversity from a variety of perspectives. Together, they constitute a comprehensive outlook on the subject, highlighting factors including racial background, gender, citizenship, employment status, and academic discipline, and examining how growing diversity has affected the work experience and productivity of faculty and the learning outcomes of students. Special attention is given to international and nontenure-track faculty members, two groups that have experienced rapid growth in recent years. The authors: Present empirical evidence to support the increasing importance of faculty diversity in institutional research Show the need for actively tracking the changes in diversity over time Highlight the critical role of research methodology in all such work. This is the 155th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Always timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
Antony James S. Multilevel Modeling Techniques and Applications in Institutional Research. New Directions in Institutional Research, Number 154 Antony James S. Multilevel Modeling Techniques and Applications in Institutional Research. New Directions in Institutional Research, Number 154 Новинка

Antony James S. Multilevel Modeling Techniques and Applications in Institutional Research. New Directions in Institutional Research, Number 154

Multilevel modeling is an increasingly popular multivariate technique that is widely applied in the social sciences. Increasingly, practitioners are making instructional decisions based on results from their multivariate analyses, which often come from nested data that lend themselves to multilevel modeling techniques. As data-driven decision making becomes more critical to colleges and universities, multilevel modeling is a tool that will lead to more efficient estimates and enhance understanding of complex relationships. This volume illustrates both the theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of multilevel modeling in IR. It introduces the fundamental concepts of multilevel modeling techniques in a conceptual and technical manner. Providing a range of examples of nested models that are based on linear and categorical outcomes, it then offers important suggestions about presenting results of multilevel models through charts and graphs. This is the 154th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Always timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
Vishaal Bhuyan B. Reverse Mortgages and Linked Securities. The Complete Guide to Risk, Pricing, and Regulation Vishaal Bhuyan B. Reverse Mortgages and Linked Securities. The Complete Guide to Risk, Pricing, and Regulation Новинка

Vishaal Bhuyan B. Reverse Mortgages and Linked Securities. The Complete Guide to Risk, Pricing, and Regulation

An institutional investor's guide to the burgeoning field of reverse mortgage securitization Reverse Mortgages and Linked Securities is a contributed title comprising many of the leading minds in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) industry, including reverse mortgage lenders, institutional investors, underwriters, attorneys, and regulators. This book begins with a brief history of reverse mortgages, and quickly moves on to discuss how the industry has evolved-detailing the players in these markets as well as the process. It discusses the securitization of reverse mortgages and other linked securities and includes coverage of pricing techniques and risk mitigation. This reliable resource also takes the time to cover the current regulatory environment of the HECM market, which is constantly changing due to the current state of the real estate market. Highlights specific strategies that will allow institutional investors to benefit from the resurgence of reverse mortgages and linked securities One of the only guides to reverse mortgages and linked securities targeted towards institutional investors interested in securitized products If you want to make the most of reverse mortgages and linked securities, take the time to read this book.
Baron Michelle E. Internal Evaluation in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 132 Baron Michelle E. Internal Evaluation in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 132 Новинка

Baron Michelle E. Internal Evaluation in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 132

Nowadays, a considerable amount of evaluation work is implemented internally—both nationally and across the world. As such, it is exceedingly important for evaluators and organizations to be aware of the issues in designing and implementing internal evaluation to realize its potential for enhancing organizational growth, competitive advantage, and social impact. This issue includes perspectives on internal evaluation from experienced evaluation practitioners from different fields and organizations who share theoretical and practical examples and case studies in promoting and conducting internal evaluation. The chapters: Highlight societal and organizational changes that have shaped the current trends in internal evaluation Discuss foundational issues in internal evaluation Provide rich illustrations of internal evaluation practice in different settings with diverse foci (customer-driven vision and a results-based orientation for evaluation, accountability and development, and building evaluation capacity). This is the 132nd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Gongkang Fu Bridge Design and Evaluation. LRFD and LRFR Gongkang Fu Bridge Design and Evaluation. LRFD and LRFR Новинка

Gongkang Fu Bridge Design and Evaluation. LRFD and LRFR

A succinct, real-world approach to complete bridge system design and evaluation Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR) are design and evaluation methods that have replaced or offered alternatives to other traditional methods as the new standards for designing and load-rating U.S. highway bridges. Bridge Design and Evaluation covers complete bridge systems (substructure and superstructure) in one succinct, manageable package. It presents real-world bridge examples demonstrating both their design and evaluation using LRFD and LRFR. Designed for a 3- to 4-credit undergraduate or graduate-level course, it presents the fundamentals of the topic without expanding needlessly into advanced or specialized topics. Important features include: Exclusive focus on LRFD and LRFR Hundreds of photographs and figures of real bridges to connect the theoretical with the practical Design and evaluation examples from real bridges including actual bridge plans and drawings and design methodologies Numerous exercise problems Specific design for a 3- to 4-credit course at the undergraduate or graduate level The only bridge engineering textbook to cover the important topics of bridge evaluation and rating Bridge Design and Evaluation is the most up-to-date and inclusive introduction available for students in civil engineering specializing in structural and transportation engineering.
Ryan Padgett D. Emerging Research and Practices on First-Year Students. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 160 Ryan Padgett D. Emerging Research and Practices on First-Year Students. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 160 Новинка

Ryan Padgett D. Emerging Research and Practices on First-Year Students. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 160

What factors contribute to students’ lasting success? Much research has explored the impact of the first year of college on student retention and success. With the new performance-based funding initiatives, institutional administrators are taking a laser-focused approach to aligning retention and success strategies to first-year student transition points. This volume enlightens the discussion and highlights new directions for assessment and research practices within the scope of the first year experience. Administrators, faculty, and data scientists provide a conceptual and analytical approach to investigating the first-year experience for entry-level and seasoned practitioners alike. The emerging research throughout this volume suggests that while many first-year programs and services have significant benefits across a number of success outcomes, these benefits may not be universal for all students. This volume: Examines sophisticated empirical models Provides critical assessment practices and implications. Examines the four-year college and the two-year institution, which is just as critical. This is the 161st volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
Renata Schiavo Health Communication. From Theory to Practice Renata Schiavo Health Communication. From Theory to Practice Новинка

Renata Schiavo Health Communication. From Theory to Practice

Now in its second edition, Health Communication: From Theory to Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to theory, intervention design, current issues, and special topics in health communication. The book also represents a hands-on guide to program development, implementation, and evaluation. This second edition further emphasizes the importance of a people-centered and participatory approach to health communication interventions, which takes into account key social determinants of health as well as the interconnection of various health and social fields. While maintaining a strong focus on the importance of behavioral, social, and organizational results as key outcomes of health communication interventions, this second edition also includes new or updated information, theoretical models, resources, and case studies on: Health equity Urban health New media Emergency and risk communication Strategic partnerships in health communication Policy communication and public advocacy Cultural competence Health literacy The evaluation of health communication interventions To access a companion website with instructor resources (PowerPoint presentations for all chapters, sample assignments, and other resources), please visit www.wiley.com/go/schiavo2e This title is also available as a mobile App from MedHand Mobile Libraries. Buy it now from iTunes, Google Play or the MedHand Store.
Terkla Dawn Geronimo Assessing Civic Engagement. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 162 Terkla Dawn Geronimo Assessing Civic Engagement. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 162 Новинка

Terkla Dawn Geronimo Assessing Civic Engagement. New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 162

How does one assess community service, civic engagement, and the impact of service learning on a college campus? This volume reviews contemporary research, measurement instruments, and practices in the assessment of civic engagement in higher education, including: meta-analyses of students, faculty, institutions, and higher education systems at-large, targeted case studies of campus-specific practices at individual institutions, efficient and effective ways to gauge the influence of civic engagement on higher education policy, practices, and outcomes, and quantitative and qualitative approaches to measuring the effort, importance of, and impact of students’ and institutions’ involvement in community service, community engagement, civic engagement, and service learning on a college campus. The research ranges between decisions made either as part of institutional agendas, curricular enhancements, or student life initiatives and student and professor involvement in civic engagement activities and supportive attitudes. This is the 162nd volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
Teresa Hennig Access 2010 Programmer's Reference Teresa Hennig Access 2010 Programmer's Reference Новинка

Teresa Hennig Access 2010 Programmer's Reference

A comprehensive guide to programming for Access 2010 and 2007 Millions of people use the Access database applications, and hundreds of thousands of developers work with Access daily. Access 2010 brings better integration with SQL Server and enhanced XML support; this Wrox guide shows developers how to take advantage of these and other improvements. With in-depth coverage of VBA, macros, and other programming methods for building Access applications, this book also provides real-world code examples to demonstrate each topic. Access 2010 Programmer's Referenceis a comprehensive guide to the best-of-breed techniques for programming Access applications. Coverage Includes: Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010 New Features Upgrading and Converting to Access 2010 Macros in Access 2010 Using the VBA Editor VBA Basics Using VBA in Access Creating Classes in VBA Extending VBA with APIs Working with the Windows Registry Using DAO to Access Data Using ADO to Access Data Using SQL with VBA Using VBA to Enhance Forms Enhancing Reports with VBA Customizing the Ribbon Customizing the Office Backstage Working with Office 2010 Working with SharePoint Working with .NET Building Client-Server Applications with Access The Access 2010 Templates Access Runtime Deployment Database Security Access 2010 Security Features
Baizerman Michael L. Evaluation Advisory Groups. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 136 Baizerman Michael L. Evaluation Advisory Groups. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 136 Новинка

Baizerman Michael L. Evaluation Advisory Groups. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 136

Advisory committees are used often in evaluation studies, yet this practice is little discussed or reported. This issue is the first full-length text devoted to the purpose, practice, and scholarship about this type of formal, structured advice. It includes case studies and analyses of these to answer such basic topics as: What is an evaluation advisory group (EAG)? Why (not) use an EAG? How to organize an EAG, and how to evaluate it? The reader will learn how to view the EAG as a structure of expertise, its use for political legitimacy, and as a response to a variety of constituencies. Guidelines on how to recruit, select, orient, train, monitor, assess, and evaluate EAG members are also included. This is the 136th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Laurence Yang T. Mobile Intelligence Laurence Yang T. Mobile Intelligence Новинка

Laurence Yang T. Mobile Intelligence

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Robert Bartz J. Mobile Computing Deployment and Management. Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond Robert Bartz J. Mobile Computing Deployment and Management. Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond Новинка

Robert Bartz J. Mobile Computing Deployment and Management. Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond

Mobile computing skills are becoming standard in the IT industry Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond is the ultimate reference for mobile computing. Certified Wireless Network Expert Robert J. Bartz guides IT and networking professionals through the fundamental and advanced concepts of mobile computing, providing the information and instruction necessary to get up to speed on current technology and best practices. The book maps to the CompTIA Mobility+ (MB0-001) exam, making it an ideal resource for those seeking this rewarding certification. The mobile device has already overshadowed the PC as a primary means for Internet access for a large portion of the world's population, and by 2020, there will be an estimated 10 billion mobile devices worldwide. Mobile connectivity has become the new standard for business professionals, and when combined with cloud computing, it creates a world where instant access is the norm. To remain relevant, IT professionals must hone their mobile skills. The ability to manage, develop, and secure a mobile infrastructure is quickly becoming a key component to entering the IT industry, and professionals lacking those skills will be left behind. This book covers all aspects of mobile computing, including: Radio frequency, antenna, and cellular technology Physical and logical infrastructure technologies Common mobile device policies and application management Standards and certifications, and more Each chapter includes hands-on exercises, real-world examples, and in-depth guidance from the perspective of a mobile computing expert. IT professionals looking to expand their capabilities need look no further than Mobile Computing Deployment and Management: Real World Skills for CompTIA Mobility+ Certification and Beyond for the most comprehensive approach to mobile computing on the market today.
Lue Neal Telomerases. Chemistry, Biology and Clinical Applications Lue Neal Telomerases. Chemistry, Biology and Clinical Applications Новинка

Lue Neal Telomerases. Chemistry, Biology and Clinical Applications

This book is a comprehensive and up-to-date review and evaluation of the contemporary status of telomerase research. Chapters in this volume cover the basic structure, mechanisms, and diversity of the essential and regulatory subunits of telomerase. Other topics include telomerase biogenesis, transcriptional and post-translational regulation, off-telomere functions of telomerase and the role of telomerase in cellular senescence, aging and cancer. Its relationship to retrotransposons, a class of mobile genetic elements that shares similarities with telomerase and serves as telomeres in selected organisms, are also reviewed.
Rogers Patricia J. Purposeful Program Theory. Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models Rogers Patricia J. Purposeful Program Theory. Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models Новинка

Rogers Patricia J. Purposeful Program Theory. Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models

Between good intentions and great results lies a program theory—not just a list of tasks but a vision of what needs to happen, and how. Now widely used in government and not-for-profit organizations, program theory provides a coherent picture of how change occurs and how to improve performance. Purposeful Program Theory shows how to develop, represent, and use program theory thoughtfully and strategically to suit your particular situation, drawing on the fifty-year history of program theory and the authors' experiences over more than twenty-five years. «From needs assessment to intervention design, from implementation to outcomes evaluation, from policy formulation to policy execution and evaluation, program theory is paramount. But until now no book has examined these multiple uses of program theory in a comprehensive, understandable, and integrated way. This promises to be a breakthrough book, valuable to practitioners, program designers, evaluators, policy analysts, funders, and scholars who care about understanding why an intervention works or doesn't work.» —Michael Quinn Patton, author, Utilization-Focused Evaluation «Finally, the definitive guide to evaluation using program theory! Far from the narrow 'one true way' approaches to program theory, this book provides numerous practical options for applying program theory to fulfill different purposes and constraints, and guides the reader through the sound critical thinking required to select from among the options. The tour de force of the history and use of program theory is a truly global view, with examples from around the world and across the full range of content domains. A must-have for any serious evaluator.» —E. Jane Davidson, PhD, Real Evaluation Ltd. Companion Web site: josseybass.com/go/funnellrogers
Michael Groh R. Access 2010 Bible Michael Groh R. Access 2010 Bible Новинка

Michael Groh R. Access 2010 Bible

The expert guidance you need to get the most out of Access 2010 Get the Access 2010 information you need to succeed with this comprehensive reference. If this is your first encounter with Access, you'll appreciate the thorough attention to database fundamentals and terminology. If you're familiar with earlier versions, you can jump right into Access 2010 enhancements such as the new Access user interface and wider use of XML and Web services. Takes you under the hood of Microsoft Access 2010, the database application included with Microsoft Office 2010 Explores the latest enhancements, such as a new user interface and wider use of XML and Web services; also, how to exchange data with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office apps Covers how to create tables, manipulate datasheets, and work with multiple tables Explains the seven database objects and how to use a seven-step design method to build a database tailored to your needs Shows you how to build forms, use Visual Basic and the VBA Editor, automate query parameters, create functions and subroutines, use XML to create data access pages, and more Includes a CD with all source code from the book and working examples, plus bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo and evaluation programs that work with or enhance Microsoft Office You’ll want to keep this soup-to-nuts Access reference close at hand! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Practical Program Evaluation: Assessing and Improving Planning, Implementation, and Effectiveness Practical Program Evaluation: Assessing and Improving Planning, Implementation, and Effectiveness Новинка

Practical Program Evaluation: Assessing and Improving Planning, Implementation, and Effectiveness

"Practical Program Evaluation: Assessing and Improving Planning, Implementation, and Effectiveness" introduces students to the real world of evaluation, focusing on issues that arise in professional practice. Author Huey T. Chen concentrates on the steps vital to program evaluation: systematically identifying stakeholder needs, selecting evaluation options best suited to particular needs and reconciling any necessary tradeoffs, and turning the decisions into action. Using illustrative examples from the field, the book details the methods and procedures involved in analyzing and identifying stakeholder expectations and selecting an evaluation strategy. The principles and strategies presented are reinforced with theoretical justification. This provides students and professional evaluators the knowledge and flexibility to design suitable evaluations and follow them through from start to finish.
Daniel Minoli Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6 Daniel Minoli Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6 Новинка

Daniel Minoli Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6

Increased reliance on mobile devices and streaming of video content are two of the most recent changes that have led those in the video distribution industry to be concerned about the shifting or erosion of traditional advertising revenues. Infrastructure providers also need to position themselves to take advantage of these trends. Mobile Video with Mobile IPv6 provides an overview of the current mobile landscape, then delves specifically into the capabilities and operational details of IPv6. The book also addresses 3G and 4G services, the application of Mobile IPv6 to streaming and other mobile video outputs, and closes with a chapter on future directions.
Michael Middaugh F. Planning and Assessment in Higher Education. Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness Michael Middaugh F. Planning and Assessment in Higher Education. Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness Новинка

Michael Middaugh F. Planning and Assessment in Higher Education. Demonstrating Institutional Effectiveness

In this era of increasing pressure on higher education institutions for accountability, Planning and Assessment in Higher Education is an essential resource for college and university leaders and staff charged with the task of providing evidence of institutional effectiveness. Michael F. Middaugh, a noted expert in the field, shows how colleges and universities can successfully measure student learning and institutional effectiveness and use these results to create more efficient communications with both internal and external constituencies as well as promote institutional effectiveness to support student learning. «How can the assessment of institutional effectiveness be used to provide a solid foundation for planning? Middaugh has crafted a comprehensive, practical guide that also explains what accrediting agencies really want and need to know about these topics.» —Elizabeth H. Sibolski, executive vice president, Middle States Commission on Higher Education «Only Michael Middaugh, the unquestioned national leader in this field, could write such a lucid overview of how to make institutional assessment and planning really work as a tool rather than as a tedious requirement. He helped invent and shape the focus of national assessment rubrics and now offers his insights into how to make them work for your institution.» —John C. Cavanaugh, chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education «Middaugh provides extremely helpful and practical guidance and insights on how colleges and universities can use assessment tools and frameworks to improve both academic programs and administrative operations. A valuable and timely book for all higher education leaders.» —James P. Honan, senior lecturer on education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Andre Perez Mobile Networks Architecture Andre Perez Mobile Networks Architecture Новинка

Andre Perez Mobile Networks Architecture

This book explains the evolutions of architecture for mobiles and summarizes the different technologies: – 2G: the GSM (Global System for Mobile) network, the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) network and the EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) evolution; – 3G: the UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) network and the HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) evolutions: – HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access), – HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access), – HSPA+; – 4G: the EPS (Evolved Packet System) network. The telephone service and data transmission are the two main services provided by these networks. The evolutions are fundamentally dictated by the increase in the rate of data transmission across the radio interface between the network and mobiles. This book is intended as a readily understandable support to help students and professionals wishing to quickly acquire the main concepts of networks for mobiles understand the technologies deployed.
Ben Morris Introduction to bada. A Developer's Guide Ben Morris Introduction to bada. A Developer's Guide Новинка

Ben Morris Introduction to bada. A Developer's Guide

An expert introduction to Samsung's new mobile platform Bada is a new platform that runs on mass market phones and enables you to build cutting-edge applications for mobile devices. As an access layer, bada has all the advantages of native coding and provides the power of multi-tasking and multi-threading. This book serves as a complete introduction to the exciting capabilities of bada and shows you how bada offers commerce and business services with server-side support. The authors walk you through the complete set of platform APIs and detail the architecture of bada. Code fragments are featured throughout the book as well as examples that utilize all of the major APIs, from sensors to maps and from phonebook to billing. Introduces Samsung's new platform, bada Explains the bada framework, its APIs, and the bada architecture Walks you through how bada is a logically structured mobile platform that allows you to build exciting apps for mobile devices Features code fragments and numerous examples that address all the major APIs Discover how bada boasts the richest set of end-to-end service, commerce, and billing APIs with this book! Ben Morris is a freelance author and developer, specializing in mobile software including Symbian OS and mobile widgets.
Michael Alexander Access 2013 Bible Michael Alexander Access 2013 Bible Новинка

Michael Alexander Access 2013 Bible

A comprehensive reference to the updated and new features of Access 2013 As the world's most popular database management tool, Access enables you to organize, present, analyze, and share data as well as build powerful database solutions. However, databases can be complex. That's why you need the expert guidance in this comprehensive reference. Access 2013 Bible helps you gain a solid understanding of database purpose, construction, and application so that whether you're new to Access or looking to upgrade to the 2013 version, this well-rounded resource provides you with a thorough look at everything Access can do. Explains how to create tables, manipulate datasheets, and work with multiple tables Teaches you how to apply the seven-step design method to build databases that are tailored to your needs Covers building forms with wizards, creating bound and unbound forms, and adding data validation Shows you ways to automate query parameters, create functions and subroutines, and add programmed error routines Features a bonus website with content that contains all source code from the book as well as bonus shareware, freeware, trial, demo, and evaluation programs If you are looking for a comprehensive book on all things Access, look no further than Access 2013 Bible.
John Ishiyama T. Comparative Politics. Principles of Democracy and Democratization John Ishiyama T. Comparative Politics. Principles of Democracy and Democratization Новинка

John Ishiyama T. Comparative Politics. Principles of Democracy and Democratization

By revealing the contextual conditions which promote or hinder democratic development, Comparative Politics shows how democracy may not be the best institutional arrangement given a country's unique set of historical, economic, social, cultural and international circumstances. Addresses the contextual conditions which promote or hinder democratic development Reveals that democracy may not be the best institutional arrangement given a country's unique set of historical, economic, social, cultural and international circumstances Applies theories and principles relating to the promotion of the development of democracy to the contemporary case studies
Verma Dinesh C. Techniques for Surviving Mobile Data Explosion Verma Dinesh C. Techniques for Surviving Mobile Data Explosion Новинка

Verma Dinesh C. Techniques for Surviving Mobile Data Explosion

Discusses the challenges of bandwidth scarcity due to mobile data explosion and their solutions The rapidly growing popularity of Smartphones and other mobile devices has resulted in an exponential growth of mobile data. There is insufficient radio spectrum to cope with this growing data demand, and upgrading existing networks to meet the demands of mobile data explosion is expensive. Techniques for Surviving the Mobile Data Explosion is about the different approaches that can be used to address the challenges of limited bandwidth. It examines these challenges from the perspective of the mobile network operators, mobile applications developers, and enterprises that deploy mobile applications for their employees. The book provides: Comprehensive yet easy-to-understand information that is free of technical jargon, complex mathematical notation, and multiple acronyms Easy-to-understand figures as well as a comprehensive set of references A cross-disciplinary approach spanning the areas of cellular networks, IP networks, and mobile applications Techniques for Surviving the Mobile Data Explosion is ideal for wireless application developers and mobile network operators.
Sidani Souraya Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions Sidani Souraya Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions Новинка

Sidani Souraya Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions

Nurse-led intervention research is a core component of the global initiative to improve quality of care. Though research in this area has already contributed much to the advancement of patient care, future strides depend on the dissemination of practical, how-to instruction on this important area of research. Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions aids in this endeavour by presenting both general approaches and specific methods for developing nursing interventions. Logically organized to facilitate ease of use, the book is divided into four sections. The introduction provides a firm grounding in intervention science by situating it within the broader topics of evidence-based practice, client-centred care, and quality of care. Section Two describes each step of intervention design, including correct identification of the health issue or problem, clarification of the elements comprising an intervention, and application of theory. Section Three is centred on implementation, highlighting such topics as development of the intervention manual, training interventionists, and intervention fidelity. The book concludes with methods to evaluate interventions enacted and suggestions for their translation into practice. Design, Evaluation, and Translation of Nursing Interventions distills the authors’ years of expertise in intervention research into comprehensive, easy-to-follow chapters. It is a must-have resource for students, researchers and healthcare professionals wishing to impact the future of patient care.
Paul Sparrow Handbook of International Human Resource Management. Integrating People, Process, and Context Paul Sparrow Handbook of International Human Resource Management. Integrating People, Process, and Context Новинка

Paul Sparrow Handbook of International Human Resource Management. Integrating People, Process, and Context

From the mid-1980s to the turn of the 1990s the international HR field was considered to be in its infancy. There continues to be both an evolution of territory covered by the field – a series of successively evolving cultural, geographical and institutional challenges faced by the multinational corporation (MNC) – as well as more critical questioning whether this has created an expanded or a fragmented field. This book brings together the latest research on important “issues-driven” concerns that the field of IHRM now has to face, absorb, interpret then reanalyse through international lenses. This volume gives attention to those aspects of MNC behaviour – choices about location, how they organize local subsidiaries, choices made about technology, capital and labour, and choices made about investments and strategies – that are subject to institutional influences. It also gives voice to a number of contemporary issues – reverse knowledge flows, skill supply strategies, employer branding, e-enablement, outsourcing, global networks – that now need to be accommodated within the field. Broadens the IHRM field to cover comparative and institutional perspectives Provides a multi-level analysis of globalization phenomena at the individual, organization, and macro level Focuses on the current problems and issues driving the attention of IHRM Directors
Vishaal Bhuyan B. AARP Reverse Mortgages and Linked Securities. The Complete Guide to Risk, Pricing, and Regulation Vishaal Bhuyan B. AARP Reverse Mortgages and Linked Securities. The Complete Guide to Risk, Pricing, and Regulation Новинка

Vishaal Bhuyan B. AARP Reverse Mortgages and Linked Securities. The Complete Guide to Risk, Pricing, and Regulation

AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. Reverse Mortgages and Linked Securities is a contributed title comprising many of the leading minds in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) industry, including reverse mortgage lenders, institutional investors, underwriters, attorneys, and regulators. This book begins with a brief history of reverse mortgages, and quickly moves on to discuss how the industry has evolved-detailing the players in these markets as well as the process. It discusses the securitization of reverse mortgages and other linked securities and includes coverage of pricing techniques and risk mitigation. This reliable resource also takes the time to cover the current regulatory environment of the HECM market, which is constantly changing due to the current state of the real estate market. Highlights specific strategies that will allow institutional investors to benefit from the resurgence of reverse mortgages and linked securities One of the only guides to reverse mortgages and linked securities targeted towards institutional investors interested in securitized products If you want to make the most of reverse mortgages and linked securities, take the time to read this book.
Nielsen Steffen Bohni Performance Management and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 137 Nielsen Steffen Bohni Performance Management and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 137 Новинка

Nielsen Steffen Bohni Performance Management and Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 137

This issue focuses on connections between performance management and evaluation, a contentious topic at the moment. It does so by placing evaluation and monitoring under the overarching concept of performance management, and then by investigating five complementarities between performance monitoring and measurement on the one hand, and evaluation on the other. These complementarities are: Sequential Informational Organizational Methodical Hierarchical. Several case studies discuss the uses and complementarities of evaluation and performance management in contexts including national and local governments and the work of government, philanthropic foundations, and a direct-service nonprofit agency. These cases illustrate the advantages and pitfalls in utilizing evaluative approaches within the context of performance management. This is the 137th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Ken Cook Access 2013 For Dummies Ken Cook Access 2013 For Dummies Новинка

Ken Cook Access 2013 For Dummies

The easy guide to Microsoft Access returns with updates on the latest version! Microsoft Access allows you to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data; the new Access 2013 release enables you to build even more powerful, custom database solutions that integrate with the web and enterprise data sources. Access 2013 For Dummies covers all the new features of the latest version of Accessand serves as an ideal reference, combining the latest Access features with the basics of building usable databases. You'll learn how to create an app from the Welcome screen, get support for your desktop databases, and much more. Includes coverage of all the new features of Access 2013, including the updated interface Shows you how to create and share reports Features special videos and materials created by the authors to help reinforce the lessons included in the book Helps you build data analysis and interface tools for your specific needs Offers plenty of techniques and tips for solving common problems Access 2013 For Dummies provides you with access to the latest version of this database tool.
Ken Cook Access 2016 For Dummies Ken Cook Access 2016 For Dummies Новинка

Ken Cook Access 2016 For Dummies

Your all-access guide to all things Access 2016 If you don't know a relational database from an isolationist table—but still need to figure out how to organize and analyze your data—Access 2016 For Dummies is for you. Written in a friendly and accessible manner, it assumes no prior Access or database-building knowledge and walks you through the basics of creating tables to store your data, building forms that ease data entry, writing queries that pull real information from your data, and creating reports that back up your analysis. Add in a dash of humor and fun, and Access 2016 For Dummies is the only resource you'll need to go from data rookie to data pro! This expanded and updated edition of Access For Dummies covers all of the latest information and features to help data newcomers better understand Access' role in the world of data analysis and data science. Inside, you'll get a crash course on how databases work—and how to build one from the ground up. Plus, you'll find step-by-step guidance on how to structure data to make it useful, manipulate, edit, and import data into your database, write and execute queries to gain insight from your data, and report data in elegant ways. Speak the lingo of database builders and create databases that suit your needs Organize your data into tables and build forms that ease data entry Query your data to get answers right Create reports that tell the story of your data findings If you have little to no experience with creating and managing a database of any sort, Access 2016 For Dummies is the perfect starting point for learning the basics of building databases, simplifying data entry and reporting, and improving your overall data skills.
Clark Quinn N. The Mobile Academy. mLearning for Higher Education Clark Quinn N. The Mobile Academy. mLearning for Higher Education Новинка

Clark Quinn N. The Mobile Academy. mLearning for Higher Education

A fundamental revolution in higher education is being sparked by the ubiquity of mobile devices. The opportunity is ripe for institutions, instructors, and instructional designers to take advantage of mobile technology to enhance the learning experience. The Mobile Academy is a guide for systematically integrating mobile devices into higher education courses and other academic and student support services in order to facilitate learning outcomes and student success. It covers a wealth of topics, including the use of mobile devices as applied to administrative services, classroom content, assessment, communication, and what's to come in the future. «In The Mobile Academy Clark Quinn gives aspiring learning technologists a crash course in what it will take to harness the power and potential of mobile learning in higher educational settings. He has given us a comprehensive, engaging guide for creating mobile learning solutions that inspire anytime, anywhere, and on whatever device one chooses.» —Ellen Wagner, partner and senior analyst, Sage Road Solutions LLC; executive director WCET «If you are a faculty member, instructional support staff, or an administrator at a university or a two-year college, you must read and understand this book. From ideas on interactivity and engagement through mLearning, to conducting an environmental scan, to dealing with policy issues, this book provides the foundation upon which to build for the future—the future of mLearning.» —Karl M. Kapp, professor of instructional technology, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania; author, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning and Learning in 3D «In The Mobile Academy, Clark Quinn provides a sensible theoretical and practical foundation that will help higher education organizations to develop their own strategies for providing mobile services for learning and student support. From designers to educators to administrators, this is the guide to for you to get 'mobilized.'» —Alan Levine, cogdogblog.com
Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134 Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134 Новинка

Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134

Hear from evaluation practitioners throughout Latin America. In this region program evaluation is an emergent practice, one that is shaped by distinctive geopolitical and social contexts and has its own intellectual biography. Through a selection of writings and cases this issue provides a window on program evaluation in this region. The articles indicate a range of experiences and concerns that respond to the countries’ unique histories and cultures. Articles by evaluators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru illustrate new directions and are grouped around the following themes: Strategic use of evaluation in public policies and active citizenship Innovative project evaluation examples Evaluation capacity building and institutionalization. The widespread development of participatory or actor-oriented approaches, based on qualitative methodologies that have a particularly Latin American stamp, are emphasized in this issue. This is the 134th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Alison Barrows Access 2010 All-in-One For Dummies Alison Barrows Access 2010 All-in-One For Dummies Новинка

Alison Barrows Access 2010 All-in-One For Dummies

The all-in-one reference to all aspects of Microsoft Access 2010 If you want to learn Microsoft Access inside and out, the nine minibooks in this easy-access reference are exactly what you need. Read the book cover to cover, or jump into any of the minibooks for the instruction and topics you need most. Learn how to connect Access to SQL Server, manipulate your data locally, use nifty new features from Office 2010 such as the enhanced Ribbon, create queries and macros like a champ, and much more. From the basics to advanced functions, it’s what you need to make Access more accesssible. Shows you how to store, organize, view, analyze, and share data using Microsoft Access 2010, the database application included with Microsoft Office 2010 Includes nine minibooks that cover such topics as database design, tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, database administration, securing data, programming with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and using Access with the Web Helps you build database solutions that integrate with the Web and other enterprise data sources Offers plenty of techniques, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of Access This all-in-one guide contains everything you need to start power-using Access 2010!
Robert Pardo The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies Robert Pardo The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies Новинка

Robert Pardo The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies

A newly expanded and updated edition of the trading classic, Design, Testing, and Optimization of Trading Systems Trading systems expert Robert Pardo is back, and in The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies, a thoroughly revised and updated edition of his classic text Design, Testing, and Optimization of Trading Systems, he reveals how he has perfected the programming and testing of trading systems using a successful battery of his own time-proven techniques. With this book, Pardo delivers important information to readers, from the design of workable trading strategies to measuring issues like profit and risk. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this detailed guide presents traders with a way to develop and verify their trading strategy no matter what form they are currently using–stochastics, moving averages, chart patterns, RSI, or breakout methods. Whether a trader is seeking to enhance their profit or just getting started in testing, The Evaluation and Optimization of Trading Strategies offers practical instruction and expert advice on the development, evaluation, and application of winning mechanical trading systems.
Saad Asif Z. Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem. Technology Management for Mobile Communications Saad Asif Z. Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem. Technology Management for Mobile Communications Новинка

Saad Asif Z. Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem. Technology Management for Mobile Communications

Taking an in-depth look at the mobile communications ecosystem, this book covers the two key components, i.e., Network and End-User Devices, in detail. Within the network, the sub components of radio access network, transmission network, core networks, services and OSS are discussed; component level discussion also features antenna diversity and interference cancellation techniques for smart wireless devices. The role of various standard development organizations and industry forums is highlighted throughout. The ecosystem is strengthened with the addition of the Technology Management (TM) component dealing mostly with the non-technical aspects of the underlying mobile communications industry. Various aspects of TM including technology development, innovation management, knowledge management and more are also presented. Focuses on OFDM-based radio technologies such as LTE & WiMAX as well as MBWA (Mobile Broadband Wireless Access) Provides a vital addition to the momentum of EVDO and its migration towards LTE Emphasis on radio, core, operation, architectural and performance aspects of two next generation technologies – EPS and WiMAX Includes discussion of backhaul technologies and alternatives as well as issues faced by operators switching to 3G and Next Generation Mobile Networks Cutting-edge research on emerging Gigabit Ethernet Microwave Radios and Carrier Ethernet transport technologies Next Generation Mobile Communications Ecosystem serves as a practical reference for telecom associated academia and industry to understanding mobile communications in a holistic manner, as well as assisting in preparing graduate students and fresh graduates for the marketplace by providing them with information not only on state-of-the-art technologies and standards but also on TM. By effectively focusing on the key domains of TM this book will further assist companies with improving their competitiveness in the long run. Importantly, it will provide students, engineers, researchers, technology managers and executives with extensive details on various emerging mobile wireless standards and technologies.
Galen Burghardt Managed Futures for Institutional Investors. Analysis and Portfolio Construction Galen Burghardt Managed Futures for Institutional Investors. Analysis and Portfolio Construction Новинка

Galen Burghardt Managed Futures for Institutional Investors. Analysis and Portfolio Construction

A practical guide to institutional investing success Managed Futures for Institutional Investors is an essential guide that walks you through the important questions that need to be addressed before investing in this asset class and contains helpful direction for investors during the investing process. Backed by years of institutional experience, the authors reveal the opportunities offered by managed futures. They also include information on practices in the managed futures area and present the various analytical tools and building blocks required to use managed futures effectively. The book also contains insight on the issues that must be addressed when building and evaluating portfolios. Shows where to find data to evaluate managed futures and explains how managed futures are regulated Offers guidance on how to apply classic portfolio construction tools to managed futures Reveals how managed futures investments can help investors evaluate and meet risk, return, and liquidity objectives Managed Futures for Institutional Investors provides all the practical information to manage this type of investment well.
Michael Alexander The Excel Analyst's Guide to Access Michael Alexander The Excel Analyst's Guide to Access Новинка

Michael Alexander The Excel Analyst's Guide to Access

The ultimate handbook for Excel analysts who need reporting solutions using Access Excel and Access are intended to work together. This book offers a comprehensive review of the extensive analytical and reporting functionality that Access provides and how it enhances Excel reporting functions. Sales managers, operations analysts, administrative assistants, office managers, and many others who rely heavily on data can benefit from learning to integrate Excel and Access, and this book shows you how. Coverage includes: Data Analysis in Access & the Basics of Access Beyond Select Queries Transforming Your Data with Access Working with Calculations and Dates Performing Conditional Analysis Adding Dimension with Subqueries and Domain Aggregate Functions Running Descriptive Statistics in Access Scheduling and Running Batch Analysis Leveraging VBA to Enhance Data Analysis Reports, Dashboards, and Visualization in Access Presenting Data with Access Reports Using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts in Access Enhancing Queries and Reports with Visualizations Advanced Excel and Access Integration Techniques Getting Access Data into Excel Using VBA to Move Data between Excel and Access Exploring Excel and Access Automation Integrating Excel and Access with XML Integrating Excel and Other Office Applications Access VBA Fundamentals Understanding and Using SQL and more! The Excel Analyst's Guide to Access helps you get more from both applications. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Placement and Evaluation Package Interchange Third Edition/Passages Second Edition with Audio CDs (2) Placement and Evaluation Package Interchange Third Edition/Passages Second Edition with Audio CDs (2) Новинка

Placement and Evaluation Package Interchange Third Edition/Passages Second Edition with Audio CDs (2)

Passages, Second Edition, is a thoroughly revised edition of Passages, the successful two-level, multi-skills course that takes adult and young-adult learners of English from the high-intermediate to advanced level. The Interchange Third Edition/Passages Second Edition Placement and Evaluation Package contains three versions of a placement test designed to help teachers determine the level of Interchange Third Edition or Passages Second Edition best suited to their students. The Package also contains two versions of midterm and final tests for each level of Interchange and Passages, which assess students' mastery of materials introduced in both series. The package is composed of a photocopiable testing book and two Audio CDs and includes all answer keys and scripts, as well as complete guidelines on how to administer the tests.
Moseley James L. Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation Moseley James L. Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation Новинка

Moseley James L. Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation

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HANDBOOK of IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN THE WORKPLACE Volume 3: Measurement and Evaluation Volume Three of the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace focuses on Measurement and Evaluation and represents an invaluable addition to the literature that supports the field and practice of Instructional Systems Design. With contributions from leading national scholars and practitioners, this volume is filled with information on time-tested theories, leading-edge research, developments, and applications and provides a comprehensive review of the most pertinent information available on critical topics, including: Measuring and Evaluating Learning and Performance, Designing Evaluation, Qualitative and Quantitative Performance Measurements, Evidence-based Performance Measurements, Analyzing Data, Planning Performance Measurement and Evaluation, Strategies for Implementation, Business Evaluation Strategy, Measurement and Evaluation in Non-Profit Sectors, among many others. It also contains illustrative case studies and performance support tools. Sponsored by International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, three-volume reference, covers three core areas of interest including Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions, and Measurement and Evaluation.
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