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1. Measurement of Joint Motion: A
2. Educational Testing and Measurement:
3. Health Measurement Scales: A practical
4. Program Evaluation and Performance
5. Tests & Measurement for People
6. Measurement and Assessment in
7. Measurement and Evaluation in
8. Diagnostic Measurement: Theory,
9. Measurement Mania: Games and Activities
10. Radiation Detection and Measurement
11. Educational Measurement, Fourth
12. Applied Software Measurement:
13. The ABCs of CBM: A Practical Guide
14. Transforming Performance Measurement:
15. Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental
16. Introduction to Mechatronics and
17. Motion and Time Study: Design
18. Theory and Design for Mechanical
19. The Measurement, Instrumentation
20. Performance Measurement and Control

1. Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry (4th edition) (Measurement of Joint Motion: A Gde to Goniometry)
by Cynthia Norkin
Spiral-bound: 448 Pages (2009-03-24)
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Asin: 0803620667
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Rely on the 4th edition of this popular manual to teach you how to perform the skills essential to identifying impairments and assessing rehabilitation status. For each measurable joint in the body, you'll find a consistent, easy-to-follow format and exceptional photographs that depict stabilization during range of motion and alignment, making it easy for you to visualize the examination and technique for each joint motion and muscle length test. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Not as shown
The book is a great text for PTAs. Be aware that the book is NOT spiral bound as described. If you buy from this seller, you won't be able to return anything! They will not answer emails or allow you to return the product. I accidently ended up with two and they would not let me return it even though it was unopened and unused.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book is a great guide to goniometry. I especially love the Appendix that has all the normal values. It's a must have for anyone starting out in physical therapy.

5-0 out of 5 stars only available book in india for joint measurements
HI this is suresh from chennai,india. im a physiotherapist, a amercian council on exercise certified personal trainer(ACE-PT), and certified strength and conditioning coach(CSCS) from the national strength and conditioning association(NSCA)working as a fitness trainer in primal patterns- holisitic fitness studio by basu in chennai. i first saw this book during my study at the physcial therapy school, this book clearly explains on how to take the goniometric assesment, with clear pictures. dont think jus buy it and if you are looking for better option for measuring forward neck posture and first rib angle please visit[...] and check his own patent invetions like the inclinometer and forward head posture measurer and many more.

2-0 out of 5 stars Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry 3rd Edition
I was so surprised about the paper quality. It's look like a yellow pages. It is not a tradicional book, it is bookbinding.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Guide for ROM measurements
This was a required text for a college course.Book arrived quickly and in good shape. ... Read more

2. Educational Testing and Measurement: Classroom Application and Practice
by Tom Kubiszyn, Gary D. Borich
Hardcover: 495 Pages (2009-10-05)
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Asin: 047052281X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This accessible resource equips educators with practical assessment strategies for today's challenges in measuring student progress. It details the national policy changes that have fostered the ongoing changes in general education and special education testing and assessment practices. The ninth edition integrates updated references, readings and examples to ensure a current look at the field. A new chapter introduces IDEIA, the RTI model, and the issues, controversies and implementation challenges and successes. Sections have also been added to multiple chapters to ensure the integration of the RTI model with the traditional content. Educators will be able to apply this information to meet today's challenges in measuring student progress. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Connection
This book has a great way of explaing the material. The first chapter was overwhelming but by the second Chapter it was better to comprehend.

4-0 out of 5 stars Textbook for a class
This book was purchased for a summer class. The book was well organized and seemed to fit the purpose pretty well. My favorite thing is the indepth summaries at the end of the chapters. This provided a good way for the students to focus on the important information.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Condition
My book came in perfect condition and in just a few days.Ordering was easy and fast. The price was unbeatable.Thanks.I'll be back.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good deal!
I wanted to order this textbook for a course I am taking in college. First, I was happy to find this book at half the price (and brand new too!). Second, I have received the exact book that we are using in class. Third, I got it within the delivery date range. I am totally satisfied with this purchase!

1-0 out of 5 stars DULL and Noninformative
Contained a lot of info used from previous teacher ed. courses.Many of our profs skipped through chapters in the text rapidly, just to say they covered it.Sad that it's used as a graduate level text, it really shouldn't be used for anything above a BA ... Read more

3. Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use
by David L Streiner, Geoffrey R Norman
Paperback: 428 Pages (2008-12-15)
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Asin: 0199231885
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Clinicians and those in health sciences are frequently called upon to measure subjective states such as attitudes, feelings, quality of life, educational achievement and aptitude, and learning style in their patients.This fourth edition of Health Measurement Scales enables these groups who often have limited knowledge of statistics, to both develop scales to measure non-tangible health outcomes, and better evaluate and differentiate between existing tools.

It covers how the individual items are developed; various biases that can affect responses (eg social desirability, yea-saying, framing); various response options; how to select the best items in the set; how to combine them into a scale; and then how to determine the reliability and validity of the scale.It concludes with a discussion of ethical issues that may be encountered, and guidelines for reporting the results of the scale development process.Appendices include a comprehensive guide to finding existing scales, and a brief introduction to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis.It synthesizes the theory of scale construction with practical advice, making it the ultimate guide to how to develop and validate measurement scales that are to be used in the health sciences. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars very nice book, excellent practical advice
I really like this book and wish that I'd found out about it before my psychometrics class in the spring started, because I would have assigned it in a heartbeat. It's got a lot of the kind of practical advice that anyone thinking of creating a scale REALLY needs to hear first, including the #1 bit of advice: Should you make one yourself? For instance, excellent summaries of the work on scale usage biases by Jon Krosnick, Norbert Schwartz, etc., give useful cautionary information for scale constructors. I have a few disagreements---some of the advice about procedures such as some of the scaling methods they mention is out of date, for instance, and the chapters on factor analysis and IRT are a bit weak, but I can cover that with other material. It certainly doesn't detract from the value of the book overall and I've learned a bunch I didn't know reading it. It'll be on the syllabus next time!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best option
This book is definally the best one in the field, it is clear and provides all information about psychometry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simple .......but yet comprehensive
This is undoubtedly, one of the best books I have read in this area.The authors follow an appropriate sequence in terms of addressing scale development, testing and analyses issues. The best thing about the book is that it is really easy to comprehend and covers all the important areas. I feel it is a "must buy" for professionals in the area of health-related quality of life and outcomes research. ... Read more

4. Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement: An Introduction to Practice
Paperback: 496 Pages (2006)
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Asin: 1412906687
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement: An Introduction to Practice offers a conceptual, as well as practical, introduction to program evaluation and performance measurement for public and non-profit organizations. This introductory text discusses topics in a detailed fashion, making it a useful guide for practitioners who are constructing and implementing performance measurement systems as well as for students.

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3-0 out of 5 stars EDU 618 Ashford University
I am usging this book as a textbook for my assessment class with Ashford University. To me this textbook is too complicated in understanding program evaluation and performance measurement. Ashford could have chosen a different text to complement the class.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Evaluations
Great for Evaluations but kind of repetative language. The book could be alot shorter. ... Read more

5. Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement
Paperback: 400 Pages (2005-09-28)
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Asin: 1412913640
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In this text, author Neil J. Salkind guides readers through the fundamentals of tests and measurement, using the conversational writing style and straightforward presentation techniques that has made his book Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics a bestseller. Tests & Measurement For People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement provides an overview of the many different facets of testing including the design and use of tests and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. This engaging text introduces students to advanced issues and explains why those topics are important.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Test and Measurement
This is a great book for people going into the field of administration in public education.Easy to read an understand.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tests & Measurement for People Who Hate Tests & Measurement
As an introductory text or as a text for review/update for practicing professionals, this book provides a complete understanding in a well-thought out format from basic to advanced issues about tests and measurement. It has been helpful to me both as a resource and as the required text for a graduate course in Tests & Measurement. The author's approach to practice questions at the end of each chapter, wherein he asks and gives the answers, seems to be a concept sharpening device, particularly liked by many students. Altogether, this is the only text I have seen that is readily and continuously readable for those who think that the subject is dry and boring. Adjunct Professor, Concordia University, Graduate Education

4-0 out of 5 stars test and measurement
This book is really straight foward and puts it into terms you can understand for those that it takes an extra second to understand a new concept.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty basic
This book is pretty basic and would be best for undergrads or masters students who have little or no background in statistics but need to know a little something about testing. Salkind's writing style is informal and inviting and thus reassuring for people who "Think they hate" the subject, but it thereby glosses over a lot of details. I teach doctoral level students but have taught this material to advanced undergraduates in the past. Spring 2008 I used it as an supplement to Allen & Yen and my own course notes. It turned out that the ones who I selected this book for (applied nontechnical types such as school psychologists) pretty much knew everything in this book already before starting the class, while the more technically savvy ones could infer it from the main text. For doctoral students, learning the psychometrics "for real" i.e., with equations and real data to work with, is essential. While they don't always like it, it's important if they are going to be building scales or using them in a critical way. (In my view, hiding all the details of a mathematical subject like test theory does the students no favors no matter what their level, but I understand the difference between student levels and demands of different programs.) There is a bit of classical test theory and classical item analysis and a lot of words about various item formats, ranging from constructed response, varieties of multiple choice, to interviews, some of which are quite sensible and others seem strange to me as a psychometrician, e.g., the author's preference for matching items, which must entail a substantial degree of local dependence and for which there is, to my knowledge, no straightforward model-based analysis. The presentation here is rather laundry-list and could benefit from being more systematic, but again, that might be too hard for the target audience. There is also some nice discussion about testing ethics and the like, much of which could be given to students by having them read the relevant APA/AERA standards documents, though of course at the cost of likely boredom on their part. ... Read more

6. Measurement and Assessment in Teaching (10th Edition)
by M. David Miller, Robert L. Linn, Norman E. Gronlund
Hardcover: 576 Pages (2008-03-10)
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Asin: 0132408937
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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For Classroom Assessment and Test and Measurement courses in Education Departments

For years, this outstanding, classic text has been the market-leader for courses in Classroom Assessment and Test and Measurement taught in Education Departments across the nation. In a presentation that assumes no previous knowledge of assessment or measurement, the text provides crystal clear step-by-step instruction on such topics as constructing test questions, aligning assessment with learning goals, and interpreting standardized tests. Providing readers with an understanding of the role of assessment in the instructional process, the book helps students learn how to construct effective test questions that are aligned with learning objectives, evaluate published tests and properly interpret scores of standardized tests. The revision has been thoroughly updated and revised to include: The changing context of testing and assessment now required to meet state and federal assessment mandates; Many new examples of classroom assessments have been added; A stronger emphasis on the development of assessments testing higher order thinking skills, such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation; Updated discussion of student motivation on standardized test; Materials on published tests reflect new editions and new approaches to assessment; Significant coverage of the Standards Movement and No Child Left Behind legislation; Detailed, straightforward guidelines for how to construct test items with many concrete examples; and Coverage of both formative and summative assessment and of all practical aspects of classroom assessment teachers need. Measurement and Assessment in Teaching, tenth edition, introduces the elements of measurement and assessment that are essential to good teaching, once again paving the way for future educators.  


Highlights of the New Edition include:

  • Major revisions in Chapter 1 reflect the changing context of testing and assessment now required to meet state and federal assessment mandates
  • Many new examples of classroom assessments have been added.
  • Revisions in Chapter 6, Planning Classroom Tests and Assessments, give the chapter a stronger emphasis on the development of assessments testing higher order thinking skills, such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
  • The discussion of student motivation on standardized tests in Chapter 18, Test Selection, Administration, and Use, is updated.
  • References to many Web sites have been added or updated.
  • Materials on published tests reflect new editions and new approaches to assessment.
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    Customer Reviews (10)

    1-0 out of 5 stars BORING!
    I am currently in a MAT program.This book was required for one of my classes.It is so boring and so not worth the money.There are other books that are so much better in teaching the topic of measuring and assessing student performance.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good purchase
    I received my product through the mail in a nominal amount of time.I like using Amazon to order my books.I haven't had a problem with them, and I hope it stays that way!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Dont buy it!
    To add the chorus of negative views on this very bad textbook would probably be redundant, but I advise other readers not to buy it even if it's required for a class. It is a completely obfuscating and redundant text. You'd actually be better off not reading it and getting the information somewhere else where you can achieve an understanding of the subject matter, because you won't get it here. This book seems to be made with two ideas in mind: a) make it as long as possible, so it can be as thick and expensive as possible and b) make simple concepts difficult to understand thereby forcing students to buy it to understand it. So Don't be fooled!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly written and difficult to comprehend
    My classmates and professor all agree that this book is horribly written and incredibly difficult for a non-expert to sift through and comprehend.The authors contradict each other continually and the specific ideas in the book are not well explained.I cannot imagine that there is not another text out there on the subject that is more well-written.

    3-0 out of 5 stars What I needed for my class.
    This text is very hard to read and interpret. However, it was exactly what I had to have for my class. ... Read more

    7. Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education (8th Edition)
    by Robert M. Thorndike, Tracy M. Thorndike-Christ
    Hardcover: 528 Pages (2009-05-30)
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    Asin: 0132403978
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    In this classic introduction to educational and psychological measurement, Thorndike and Thorndike-Christ provide all of the pertinent information future professionals need to know in order to develop the skills to use test information wisely. Incorporating standard measurement concepts as they apply to both educational and psychological assessments, the new eighth edition continues to provide a technically rigorous treatment of the core issues in measurement in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand presentation. In preparing students to become independent users of test information, it describes problems in measurement, explains how these problems are approached and solved, surveys a broad range of sources, and provides guidance in how to find, evaluate, and use information about specific tests.


    The new eighth edition of Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education includes increased coverage of No Child Left Behind, extended coverage of the role of ethics in tests, and a new chapter on advanced topics in testing. Part Two of the book has been reorganized to clarify concepts and the book as a whole has been streamlined and updated to include the most current research and testing information.


    Intended for use in undergraduate or graduate level introductory courses in psychological and educational measurement, Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education focuses on basic issues in measurement provides a general overview that is not overly specialized.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Good Job
    This book is comprehensive and made statistical information easy to understand for those of us who despise math.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Statistics for Psychology & Education
    Excellent book, however the type font used is very thin and the ink light, so it makes it difficult to read for long periods of time.If publisher is going to stay with this type of print, than perhaps more white space between the lines would be better.Of course, then the book would be even thicker,and cost more too.
    U of Rockies student

    5-0 out of 5 stars A+
    this textbook was cheaper in price than the one offered by my school's bookstore. i always shop amazon.com first.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Book
    The book was delivered within time stated by the seller and in a condition I was looking for (I got a new book).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great text- old edition BETTER than new
    I used this text in 2006 for a 300-level (upper-level undergraduate) psychology class called "Psychological Tests and Measures" that was taught by a PhD whose "thing" was tests and measures.

    This text was better written than the following editions...and I paid next to nothing for it.

    FYI I earned an A for the class and graduated with a BS in psychology last year.


    8. Diagnostic Measurement: Theory, Methods, and Applications (Methodology In The Social Sciences)
    by Andre A. Rupp PhD, Jonathan Templin PhD, Robert A. Henson PhD
    Paperback: 348 Pages (2010-04-10)
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    Asin: 1606235273
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    This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of diagnostic classification models (DCMs), which are useful for statistically driven diagnostic decision making. DCMs can be employed in a wide range of disciplines, including educational assessment and clinical psychology. For the first time in a single volume, the authors present the key conceptual underpinnings and methodological foundations for applying these models in practice. Specifically, they discuss a unified approach to DCMs, the mathematical structure of DCMs and their relationship to other latent variable models, and the implementation and estimation of DCMs using Mplus. The book's highly accessible language, real-world applications, numerous examples, and clearly annotated equations will encourage professionals and students to explore the utility and statistical properties of DCMs in their own projects. The companion website (projects.coe.uga.edu/dcm) features data sets, Mplus syntax code, and output.

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    9. Measurement Mania: Games and Activities that Make Math Easy and Fun
    by Lynette Long
    Paperback: 128 Pages (2001-02-01)
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    Asin: 0471369802
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    Don't Just Learn Measurement…Master It!

    Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her own unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts as you play with everyday objects such as playing cards, dice, coins, and paper and pencil.

    Inside Measurement Mania, you’ll learn to take the mystery out of mea-surement!Once you’ve mastered the basic forms of measurement––length, volume, weight, temperature, and time––you’ll learn how to measure the length of an ant in millimeters, the height of a telephone pole in feet, the volume of a bathtub in ounces, the weight of one spaghetti noodle in grams, and the temperature inside a refrigerator in Celsius.You’ll discover how to tell time with a candle, create optical illusions, and measure the tallest tree in your neighborhood without climbing an inch!

    So why wait? Jump right in and find out how easy it is to become a mathematics master! ... Read more

    10. Radiation Detection and Measurement
    by Glenn F. Knoll
    Hardcover: 860 Pages (2010-08-16)
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    Asin: 0470131489
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    This is the resource that engineers turn to in the study of radiation detection. The fourth edition takes into account the technical developments that continue to enhance the instruments and techniques available for the detection and spectroscopy of ionizing radiation. New coverage is presented on ROC curves, micropattern gas detectors, new sensors for scintillation light, and the excess noise factor. Revised discussions are also included on TLDs and cryogenic spectrometers, radiation backgrounds, and the VME standard. Engineers will gain a strong understanding of the field with this updated book. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The definitive guide to radiation detection
    Quite simply, this book is indispensable for nuclear engineers, health physicists, plasma and high energy physicists, and anyone else that works with ionizing radiation detectors on a regular basis.

    I have taught a lab course for junior undergraduate and beginning graduate students at a university using the 3rd edition of this book, and found its explanations comprehensive and technically sound. When students didn't understand the concepts presented in class, I found later that more often than not they hadn't read the book thoroughly or attempted the end-of-chapter problems. If I get the opportunity to teach a similar class, I look forward to using the 4th edition.

    The book has also been a handy resource for my research, mostly chapter 3, which explains counting statistics in a succinct, understandable way that pure mathematics textbooks typically lack.

    The 4th edition fixes a lot of the errata from the 3rd edition, but otherwise is largely unchanged. That's not a bad thing, as the 3rd edition was still excellent. There is some new and updated material as well.

    I bought the 3rd edition used and later wished I hadn't, as I got a lot of use out of the book and it became damaged rather easily. I got the 4th edition new, and I expect it to be on my shelf for decades to come.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have!
    For those interested in the principles of particles detectors, thisbook is a must have!

    3-0 out of 5 stars John Wiley & Sons, Incsank the rating
    A great book but with many, many, and not all corrected in the extensive, yet not definitive, errata list.Make sure you contact the editor for it.I mean, a table of content with page references that don't match, whole chunk of text missing at the very beginning of chapter 14, and then missing words (easy to spot, they left a blank!And I have not read it from cover to cover yet as this turned me off, so who knows what else got missed. And if you are a student, wait until you try to use a formula that has not been printed correctly.Great author, great text, lousy editing and printing.Maybe wait for the fourth edition?

    3-0 out of 5 stars The book smells funny
    The quality is fine, but it reeeeeaaaaaally stinks.and somehow it is thinner than the one I saw at the book store.

    4-0 out of 5 stars wonderful refence
    It's a wonderful reference for a practiing medical/healt physicist.It's concise but deep in terms of cotent. ... Read more

    11. Educational Measurement, Fourth Edition (American Council on Education/Oryx Press Series on Higher Education)
    by Robert L. Brennan
    Hardcover: 808 Pages (2006-08-30)
    list price: US$125.00 -- used & new: US$99.62
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    Asin: 0275981258
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    To find more information on Rowman & Littlefield titles, please visit us at www.rowmanlittlefield.com. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars the book of books for anyone wanting to know more about educational measurement
    This book is a collection of chapters each written by the world's leading experts in the field. Most chapters is exhaustive and tell the reader anything s/he needs to know about the topic. The chapter on reliability unfortunately only deals only with classical test theory, generalisability theory and item response theory and ignores the whole line of domain referenced framework (e.g. the early work of Berk), something Kane for example refers to in his chapter on validity. I have been working in educational assessment for over 19 years and yet I learnt a lot from reading this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars very good book, secure package, on time deliver
    Amazon, you once again showed your efficiency, the book was received on time and securely packaged and there is no question about the book itself, it is NEEDED if you are studying ed. measurement. keep the good service going.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The reference on the field of educational measurement
    This is the book you need in your library if educational measurement is of any interest to you and fellow users. First part cover the main aspects of measurement, including validity, reliability, item response theory, etc. Then there are many other relevant papers, including practical aspects like licensing and admissions to higher education testing. Each chapter will help the reader to locate the main references in the subject. In short: highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the money, even for a student
    Everyone in the field needs this book. There's a reason it's called the Bible of Measurement.

    5-0 out of 5 stars State of art
    A complete revision of the state of assessment. A necesary reference for people in the field of evatuation. ... Read more

    12. Applied Software Measurement: Global Analysis of Productivity and Quality
    by Capers Jones
    Hardcover: 662 Pages (2008-04-11)
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    Asin: 0071502440
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Effectively forecast, manage, and control software across the entire project lifecycle

    Accurately size, estimate, and administer software projects with real-world guidance from an industry expert. Fully updated to cover the latest tools and techniques, Applied Software Measurement, Third Edition details how to deploy a cost-effective and pragmatic analysis strategy. You will learn how to use function points and baselines, implement benchmarks and tracking systems, and perform efficiency tests. Full coverage of the latest regulations, metrics, and standards is included.

    • Measure performance at the requirements, coding, testing, and installation phases
    • Set function points for efficiency, cost, market share, and customer satisfaction
    • Analyze quality and productivity using assessments, benchmarks, and baselines
    • Design and manage project cost, defect, and quality tracking systems
    • Use object-oriented, reusable component, Agile, CMM, and XP methods
    • Assess defect removal efficiency using unit tests and multistage test suites
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The definitive source (again!)
    I've been following Capers work for more than 20 years and he has once again done a great service for the software industry. Applied Software Measurement is both comprehensive, candid, and realistic. I've made extensive use of Capers data in my new book, "Managing the Black Hole: The Executive's Guide to Software Project Risk"
    ISBN-13:978-1-935602-01-9(available mid-March).

    5-0 out of 5 stars If you own just one book on software metrics . . .
    Caper's Thrid Edition of Applied Software Measurement continues the tradition of being indispensable reference materials for the software process improvement professional.I own two copies, one for my suitcase when I travel and one for the office (no kidding). ... Read more

    13. The ABCs of CBM: A Practical Guide to Curriculum-Based Measurement (The Guilford Practical Intervention in Schools Series)
    by Michelle K. Hosp PhD, John L. Hosp PhD, Kenneth W. Howell PhD
    Paperback: 172 Pages (2006-12-12)
    list price: US$35.00 -- used & new: US$26.87
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    Asin: 1593853998
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    This pragmatic, accessible book presents an empirically supported conceptual framework and hands-on instructions for conducting curriculum-based measurement (CBM) in grades K-8. The authors provide everything needed to evaluate student learning in reading, spelling, writing, and math; graph the resulting data; and use this information to make sound instructional decisions, plan interventions, and monitor progress. The role of CBM within a response-to-intervention model is also explained. Every chapter includes helpful answers to frequently asked questions, and the appendices contain over 20 reproducible administration and scoring guides, forms, and planning checklists. The large-size format and lay-flat binding facilitate photocopying and day-to-day use.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Praises for the ABC's of CBM
    Excellent source, especially for me in graduate school as I do my practicum in the schools. Couldn't live without it! ... Read more

    14. Transforming Performance Measurement: Rethinking the Way We Measure and Drive Organizational Success
    by Dean R. Spitzer
    Hardcover: 304 Pages (2007-02-16)
    list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$16.23
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    Asin: 0814408915
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    It's no secret that you can't improve your organization's performance without measuring it. In fact, every function, unit, process, and the organization as a whole, is built and run according to the parameters and expectations of its measurement system.

    So you'd better make sure you're doing it right. All too often, performance measurement creates dysfunction, whether among individuals, teams, or across entire divisions and companies. Most traditional measurement systems actually encourage unhealthy competition for personal gain, creating internal conflict and breeding distrust of performance measurement.

    Transforming Performance Measurement presents a breakthrough approach that will not only significantly reduce those dysfunctions, but also promote alignment with business strategy, maximize cross-enterprise integration, and help everyone to work collaboratively to drive value throughout your organization.

    Performance improvement thought leader Dean Spitzer explains why performance measurement should be less about calculations and analysis and more about the crucial social factors that determine how well the measurements get used. His "socialization of measurement" process focuses on learning and improvement from measurement, and on the importance of asking such questions as: How well do our measures reflect our business model? How successfully are they driving our strategy? What should we be measuring and not measuring? Are the right people having the right measurement discussions?

    Performance measurement is a dynamic process that calls for an awareness of the balance necessary between seemingly disparate ideas: the technical and the social aspects of performance measurement. For example, you need technology to manage the flood of data, but you must make sure that it supports the people who will be making decisions and taking action crucial to your organization's success. This book shows you how to design that technical-social balance into your measurement system.

    While it is urgent to start taking action now, transforming your organization's performance measurement system will take time. Transforming Performance Measurement gives you assessment tools to gauge where you are now and a roadmap for moving, with little or no disruption, to a more "transformational" and mature measurement system.

    The book also provides 34 TMAPs, Transformational Measurement Action Plans, which suggest both well-accepted and "emergent" measures (in areas such asmarketing, human resources, customer service, knowledge management, productivity, information technology, research and development, costing, and more) that you can use right away.

    In the end, you get what you measure. If you measure the wrong things, you will take your company farther and farther away from its mission and strategic goals. Transforming Performance Measurement tells you not only what to measure, but how to do it--and in what context--to make a truly transformational difference in your enterprise. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent management book
    This book changed totally the way i was looking at and driving my company.

    The methodology described will help you see and use the value you can add to your business by shifting to a "modern, real world" way of managing businesses and processes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Transforming Performance Measurement...and Beyond
    Everyone interested in practical measurement applications needs to read Dean R. Spitzer's 2007 book, Transforming performance measurement: Rethinking the way we measure and drive organizational success (New York, AMACOM). Spitzer describes how measurement, properly understood and implemented, can transform organizational performance by empowering and motivating individuals. Measurement understood in this way moves beyond quick fixes and fads to sustainable processes based on a measurement infrastructure that coordinates decisions and actions uniformly throughout the organization.

    Measurement leadership, Spitzer says, is essential. He advocates, and many organizations have instituted, the C-suite position of Chief Measurement Officer (Chapter 9). This person is responsible for instituting and managing the four keys to transformational performance measurement (Chapters 5-8):
    *** Context sets the tone by presenting the purpose of measurement as either negative (to inspect, control, report, manipulate) or positive (to give feedback, learn, improve).
    *** Focus concentrates attention on what's important, aligning measures with the mission, strategy, and with what needs to be managed, relative to the opportunities, capacities, and skills at hand.
    *** Integration addresses the flow of measured information throughout the organization so that the covariations of different measures can be observed relative to the overall value created.
    *** Interactivity speaks to the inherently social nature of the purposes of measurement, so that it embodies an alignment with the business model, strategy, and operational imperatives.
    Spitzer takes a developmental approach to measurement improvement, providing a Measurement Maturity Assessment in Chapter 12, and also speaking to the issues of the "living company" raised by Arie de Geus' classic book of that title. Plainly, the transformative potential of performance measurement is dependent on the maturational complexity of the context in which it is implemented.

    Spitzer clearly outlines the ways in which each of the four keys and measurement leadership play into or hinder transformation and maturation. He also provides practical action plans and detailed guidelines, stresses the essential need for an experimental attitude toward evaluating change, speaks directly to the difficulty of measuring intangible assets like partnership, trust, skills, etc., and shows appreciation for the value of qualitative data.

    Transforming Performance Measurement is not an academic treatise, though all sources are documented, with the endnotes and bibliography running to 25 pages. It was written for executives, managers, and entrepreneurs who need practical advice expressed in direct, simple terms. Further, the book does not include any awareness of the technical capacities of measurement as these have been realized in numerous commercial applications in high stakes and licensure/certification testing over the last 50 years (Bezruczko, 2005; Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences; Constructing Measures: An Item Response Modeling Approach). This can hardly be counted as a major criticism, since no books of this kind have yet to date been able to incorporate the often highly technical and mathematical presentations of advanced psychometrics, despite the truly significant advantages of doing so.

    But leadership of the kind described by Spitzer is needed not just to make measurement contextualized, focused, integrated, and interactive--and, so, productive at new levels of effectiveness--but to apply systematically the technical, financial, and social resources needed to realize the rich potentials he describes for the transformation of organizations and empowerment of individuals. Spitzer's program surpasses the usual focus on centralized statistical analyses and reports to demand the organization-wide dissemination of calibrated instruments that measure in common metrics. The flexibility, convenience, and scientific rigor of instruments calibrated to measure in units that really add up fit the bill exactly. Here's to putting tools that work in the hands of those who know what to do with them!


    Bezruczko, N. (Ed.). (2005). Rasch measurement in health sciences. Maple Grove, MN: JAM Press.

    Bond, T., & Fox, C. (2007). Applying the Rasch model: Fundamental measurement in the human sciences, 2d edition. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

    Wilson, M. (2005). Constructing measures: An item response modeling approach. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Explanation of Causal Relationships and Measurements
    Dean has provided us with an excellent perspective of how measurements can be used by a business to improve itslef, rather than being abused by a system of evaluation.I enjoyed his ability to write plainly and clearly while taking what is sometimes a comlicated and emotional issue, and showing how it can all work together.
    Causal effects in organizational systems are powerful ways to view things and aligning measurements that way can have a very powerful effect when those measures are in turn used for improvement. Thanks Dean for helping provide us with an informative approach to deal with emerging measurements and indicators of performance in a business.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Definitive Work on Performance Measurement
    I am writing this review to strongly encourage organizations to implement the tenets prescribed in this book. In my humble opinion, this is the definitive work on the social aspects of performance measurement. It provides guidelines on how to develop 'the right' measurements, get measurements accepted, and align measurements with organizational change 'for the people' rather than 'against the people'. This book addresses the key aspects of transformational performance measurement, and speaks to the benefits of organizations being able to predict with confidence what should be done to 'create optimal value'. It simplifies the entire measurements arena. Not only does the book show an organization how to achieve a better understanding on how strategy translates into outcomes and drivers of success, but how to find the best mix of measures to convey strategy, and then integrate the organization to execute that strategy. It is well-written and turns subject matter which is typically difficult and tedious to read into an enjoyable and comfortable learning experience. Hats off to Dean Spitzer for writing such a definitive and important work!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on the subject!
    My colleagues at the Advanced Performance Institute and I agree that this book is one of best books on the subject. It comprehensively captures the current state of thinking. I can assure any potential reader that this book will help you improve your performance measurement practices. Dean Spitzer clearly outlines how to make performance measurement work, and even more importantly, the key pitfalls to avoid.Having worked in the field of measuring and managing performance for most of my life and having produced a number of books myself, I am happy to say that I wholeheartedly support the messages in this book. In my view a must-read for anybody interested in performance measurement. ... Read more

    15. Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences
    by Trevor G. Bond, Christine M. Fox
    Paperback: 352 Pages (2007-04-02)
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    Asin: 0805854622
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    Written in an accessible style, this book facilitates a deep understanding of the Rasch model. Authors Bond and Fox review the crucial properties of the Rasch model and demonstrate its use with a wide range of examples including the measurement of educational achievement, human development, attitudes, and medical rehabilitation. A glossary and numerous illustrations further aid the reader's understanding. The authors demonstrate how to apply Rasch analysis and prepare readers to perform their own analyses and interpret the results.

    Updated throughout, highlights of the Second Edition include:

    • a new CD that features an introductory version of the latest Winsteps program and the data files for the book’s examples, preprogrammed to run using Winsteps;
    • a new chapter on invariance that highlights the parallels between physical and human science measurement;
    • a new appendix on analyzing data to help those new to Rasch analysis;
    • more explanation of the key concepts and item characteristic curves;
    • a new empirical example with data sets demonstrates the many facets of the Rasch model and other new examples; and
    • an increased focus on issues related to unidimensionality, multidimensionality, and the Rasch factor analysis of residuals.

    Applying the Rasch Model is intended for researchers and practitioners in psychology, especially developmental psychologists, education, health care, medical rehabilitation, business, government, and those interested in measuring attitude, ability, and/or performance. The book is an excellent text for use in courses on advanced research methods, measurement, or quantitative analysis. Significant knowledge of statistics is not required.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Way to Get Started with Rasch Analysis/Winsteps/Facets
    This book is a great way to get started with Rasch analysis. Most chapters have a tutorial that walks you through step by step an example analysis using provided datasets, with versions of the software (Winsteps/Facets) that come on a CD with the book.

    After working through the basic tutorial, I felt that I was left hanging (wondering what next?). What would be very helpful would be a thorough coverage of how to interpret output (what columns mean etc, with start to finish detailed examples; including reporting of results). In any event, this is great!

    5-0 out of 5 stars best intro guide Rasch
    This book is used for graduate students at my school and is a good first introduction to Rasch analysis.

    3-0 out of 5 stars In lieu of anything better
    This is a reasonable introduction to some aspects of Rasch modeling that could stand considerable improvement come, as almost certainly there will, a third edition.
    Reading the book is an annoyance because of the very large numbers of copy editing mistakes. For example, the text in the first paragraph on page 249 makes reference to information in a figure that is clearly not in the figure referred to. The table on page 245 is printed the wrong way, with tabs between decimal points and the figures on the right, making it seem as if, for example, the item estimate for the item in question is an absurd 33.0 or even 330. The text is full of such mistakes. Practically speaking, one might argue that such printing errors are actually useful to those who wish to understand the text, inasmuch as the ability to notice that such mistakes are mistakes functions as a check on the depth of one's understanding. On the other hand, I fear to think what those with no background in Rasch models would make of the page 245 table.
    Rasch models are (at least in the circles I move in) notorious for the difficulty of explanitory texts, this despite the simplicity of the concepts involved. (Rasch models in testing, for example, are much simplier than those for traditional true-score treatments of testing, but the true-score tradition abounds with clear writers who aim for and hit audiences of novices.)
    This book does a little to make Rasch model concepts more clear to less-initiated readers, but the tone of the text often flips between clarity, with all new concepts explained clearly, and academic prose for the initiated only (as in the discussion of residuals interpretation). Likewise, though the text includes much data from actual tests or research projects, there is a lack of any actual items or item stems from the tests or research from which the examples are drawn. The invented examples here (e.g., with Chapter 7, on rating scale design) are poorly thought out and do not betray familiarity with relevant literature.
    The organization of the text could be improved as well. Although the included glossory is an aid, keeping topic for the most part in one place in the book would make it much more useful for beginners: information on fit interpretation, for example, is spread throughout the text, with information that would illuminate introductory writing about fit being delayed until Chapter 12.
    Criticisms aside, however, "Applying the Rasch Model" is fun to read (at least for those somewhat familiar with probabilistic models in academia), and I do not know of a better introduction in print. On the other hand, I have not kept up with the literature of late, so perhaps there is something better than this.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What's new in 2nd Edition
    2nd Ed. = 314 pages + (refs and front material); 1st Ed.= 234 pages + (refs and front material).
    Updated throughout, highlights of the Second Edition include:
    Additional 80 pages of text; More than 25% of the rest rewritten.
    A new CD that features Bond&FoxSteps, a full-size introductory version of the latest Winsteps program; all the data files for the book's examples, preprogrammed to run using Winsteps with built-in .pdfs of step by step tutorials for each B&F example. Minifac, data set and Facets example.
    A new chapter (#5) on invariance that highlights the parallels between physical and human science measurement.
    A new empirical example demonstrates the Many Facets Rasch model.
    An increased focus on issues related to unidimensionality, multidimensionality, and Rasch factor analysis of residuals.
    New examples using thermometry and the measurement of sport performances, and the growing use of student satisfaction data in university and college reviews.
    A new appendix on analyzing data to help those new to Rasch analysis get started.
    More explanation of the key concepts and of item characteristic curves make the text easier to follow. ... Read more

    16. Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems
    by David G. Alciatore, Michael B. Histand
    Paperback: Pages (2006-05-01)
    list price: US$66.81 -- used & new: US$59.90
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    Asin: 0071254072
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    "Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems" provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving field of mechatronics for mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering majors. The authors present a concise review of electrical circuits, solid-state devices, digital circuits, and motors - all of which are fundamental to understanding mechatronic systems. Mechatronics design considerations are presented throughout the text, and in "Design Example" features. The text's numerous illustrations, examples, class discussion items, and chapter questions and exercises provide an opportunity to understand and apply mechatronics concepts to actual problems encountered in engineering practice. This text has been tested over several years to ensure accuracy. A text web site is available and contains numerous supplemental resources. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars great Mechatronics book
    although this book is over 10 years old and has had many new editions it is still a great book that is still relevant to my graduate engineering course.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I Like It
    The book is simple to read, which is what I like most about it.It gives an overall view of the components of a mechatronic system.However, the reader would probably need another text to go into actual design and implementation.For starters, this text is good, especially for students.

    2-0 out of 5 stars introduction to mechatronics
    This book is exactly as the title describes and introduction to mechatronics. The content is not detailed enough even for a undergraduate engineer. It,s a book fun to have with the real stuff. Nothing as modelling ans simpification technieuqs is given. The emphesis is to much on theory and not practical designing. To much digital processing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Introductory Book
    This book is perfect for a mechanical engineer with very little background or experience with electronics.

    The chapter on microcontroller programming and interfacing is also a good introduction, and it presents all of the important aspects of this important area.

    I don't recommend the book for electrical engineers or others with lots of electronics and microcontroller experience.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Too General
    For a seasoned mechanical engineer, this book is next to useless.
    Most of the book consists of explaining fundamental concepts that should have already been acquired in mechanics and electrical circuits classes (or books).

    Although the sections covering the fundamentals such as circuit components, signal processing, etc. are well written, very little attempt is made at "tying it all together". The "real world" case studies lack any detail or insight that help in actually getting the job done. I want to know how I can make *this* bag of circuit components control *that* gear motor according to *this* equation,etc.

    Final Points:
    1) Useful only as a survey of the field.
    2) Makes a good coffee table book.
    3) Too expensive (like most engineeer textbooks). ... Read more

    17. Motion and Time Study: Design and Measurement of Work
    by Ralph M. Barnes
    Paperback: 704 Pages (1980-08-06)
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    Asin: 0471059056
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    An updated demonstration of the application of motion and time study to the design and measurement of work and industrial problem-solving. Illustrations and practical examples show how motion and time study can increase productivity, improve equipment utilization, conserve materials and energy, reduce human effort, and advance organizational goals. Includes discussions on computer-aided time study, human factors, and wage incentives. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Geek-out for manufacturing students
    This book was recommended by a professional in my industry: sewn products manufacturing.Although the studies in this book are not sewing specific, it is very interesting and useful for anyone trying to better understand how to organize a factory floor for increased ergonomics, flow, etc.This book was at my bedside table for months and I really enjoyed learning about how to collect the right kind of data to make smart decisions about materials handling, quality inspections, and how to compile useful process charts.This book also gives studies of attempts to improve quality of life for factory workers: ergonomics, wage incentives, improved training, and motivation.

    Really great book to geek-out with if you're into improving manufacturing at your shop, regardless of what you manufacture! Warning: I really love this book and find it to be a valuable tool, but many of the people I have shared it with find it a pretty boring read with lots of diagrams, drawings, and data.There is a lot of information here and, although I find it very well-organized, if you're not into reading research/technical papers or other works of non-fiction this may not be so delightful for you!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Motion & Time Studies
    This book is prepared for Industrial Engineering students who whave some manufacturing and statistics knowledge. It is easy to read book so that you can understand easily. The charts and examples are extremly perfect. Although it was written in 30's-40's, and printed in 1980;it is good for all times. There is nothing to be told as bad for it. ... Read more

    18. Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements
    by Richard S. Figliola, Donald E. Beasley
    Hardcover: 600 Pages (2010-11-01)
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    Asin: 0470547413
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    The fifth edition of this market leading book provides mechanical engineers with the most up to date coverage of mechanical measurements. Sound theory is highlighted by rich and current practical examples. New chapter opening learning objectives and outcomes explore the critical concepts that will be discussed. New and revised examples and problems clearly show how the information is applied in the field. Expanded discussions are included on measurements, equipment, and basic metrology. The DFT concept presentation is now simplified. More pictures have also been added to make the material easier to learn. Mechanical engineers will then better understand the elements for the design of measurement systems and measurement test plans. ... Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible text
    This is by far the worst textbook I have ever used in my college career. The text is full of errors, contradictions, and the language is unclear and convoluted. Completely unprofessionally written. The book reads as if it were written by a conceited moron with a degree that he didn't deserve.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Reveiw of Theory and Design for Mechanical Measurements
    The book came on time in the specified condition. However, this book does not see to be the most helpful authority on instrumentation. Not the sellers fault, good service.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Riddled with Errors
    While this book is fairly comprehensive and covers most of the material in a complete course on experimental design and analysis it is riddled with errors.There are at least three or four significant misprints in each chapter (most of the most egregious are in the statistics chapter).

    I have been using this book to teach a junior level course to mechanical engineers and will not be using it any more.The mistakes really confuse and frustrate the students.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good value, very slow shipping
    Although this textbook was at a great price, it came about a week later than I needed it, which is not good for a student starting classes. It would have been a better experience if the shipping was better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars GOOD BOOK GOOD BUY
    This is a book i needed for class and it came in on time from the seller and was in great condition. the book is also very helpful with examples and data for the class. ... Read more

    19. The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook (Electrical Engineering Handbook)2 volume set
    Hardcover: 2630 Pages (1998-12-29)
    list price: US$219.95 -- used & new: US$185.05
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    The Measurement Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences.The book examines:oSensorsoHardwareoSoftwareoTechniquesoInformation processing systemsoAutomatic data acquisitionoReduction and analysis as well as their incorporation for control purposesOrganized according to the measurement problem, each section addresses the different ways of making a measurement for a given variable. Chapters present information on three levels:oBasic information without equations and a description of the subject that can be understood by the newcomeroDetailed text and mathematical treatment essential fordiscovering applications and solving problems outside one's field of specialtyoAdvanced applications of the subject, evaluative opinions, and areas for future studyThe Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook provides a graded level of difficulty from start to finish, serving the reference needs of the broadest group of readers. Edited by one of the more noted instrumentation experts in the world, the book contains nearly 150 contributions, covering all aspects on the design and implementation of various instrumentation. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook
    Great book. Well organized and to the point. No useless theory cluttering up the technical material. Very useful.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An opus work on the operation and application of sensors
    This unwieldy tome is a great book on just about every kind of sensor you could think of. It is an edited work, and consists of over 100 chapters/articles written by different groups of individuals. In spite of that, the book has a good logical flow.

    Part one is on measurement and instrumentation in general. It discusses the desirable characteristics, operational modes, accuracy, and standards of instrumentation in general.

    The next ten sections discuss specific classes of sensors, their operation, applicable mathematical equations, and typical configuration/circuits needed for their use. The sensors are broken down into those that measure spatial variables, time and frequency, solid mechanical variables, fluid mechanical variables, thermal mechanical variables, electromagnetic variables, optical variables, radiation, chemical variables, and finally biomedical variables. It would probably be very difficult for any one person to understand all of these sections, as specific sections require a basic knowledge of specific disciplines, but the language is very accessible and the content very interesting. Each article contains an extensive bibliography and list of reference articles where more information can be obtained.

    The next section is about signal processing. This covers everything from A/D conversion to the mathematics of analog and digital signal processing. There are plenty of circuits shown and even some worked out examples on how to design filters with certain given characteristics. This is very accessible to anyone with a background in signals and systems.

    Next is a less mentally taxing section on displays. There is some history of each device, theory of operation, and advice on the most suitable environment for each type of display device, as well as interfacing information.

    The final section is a brief one on control. This section seemed rather rushed and really didn't do a very good job of explaining control systems compared to the high quality of the rest of the book.

    Of all the books I've owned or read on the subject of sensors, this one has the best combination of device physics, theory of operation, application circuitry, signal processing, and applicable mathematics. I highly recommend this book to any scientist who needs to learn about specific sensors and anything related to their operation, control, and possible interfaces.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Magnificent collection of material
    This book is one of the best book covering measurement and sensors. The book cover almost any sensor you think of, describe it function (the background physics) and then explain how it work with some application in software. Thisbook must have for any one working with sensor (engineers,physicist...). the book start explaining it material assuming no priorknowledge for the reader which make it much easier and easy to follow up,start from simple point to explain and then get more complicated withmathematics applied for that particular sensor. I have a degree on physicsand I believe this book is a good reference even in physics and I enjoythis book so much. It is a lot fun to read for professional or even for anyreader. Any time I was searching for more information about specific sensorthis book never turn me down. In short it's on of the greatest book Ibought and I don't mind paying it's price because it worth every penny. ... Read more

    20. Performance Measurement and Control Systems for Implementing Strategy: Text and Cases
    by Robert Simons
    Paperback: 792 Pages (1999-06-11)
    list price: US$198.67 -- used & new: US$94.99
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    Asin: 0132340062
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Provides and integrated, action-oriented roadmap to all the control system tools and techniques that are needed to manage a business effectively.New accounting techniques including profit wheel analysis, and Strategic profitability analysis. Provides the most comprehensive presentation of the Balances scorecard approach by one of its originators. A carefully integrated structure.For managers and MBAs who are interested in learning more about Management Control Systems. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Outdated Book
    This book is outdated.The cases in the book all seem to be at least 15 years old, with some being much older than that.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, the best book I've ever read
    The five stars rating is not enough. No need to say more words after all the previous reviews.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent book
    An excelent help for managing a business. Very practical, proven in real businesses and related with high level strategy

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic
    WITHOUT QUESTION this book is the best practical business text I have ever read. Thank you Robert for unequivocally adding value - in a meaningful and tangible way that can be taken to the market and capitalised on. It's books like this that inspire me to invest (what would otherwise be leisure) time in learning & continuing my education.

    The book is clear, concise, comprehensive & practical, and helped wrap together many general strategy concepts into an effective action based set of implementation tools. VERY, VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Integration with Strategy, Easy to Implement
    I rarely get excited about textbooks, but this particular treatment of strategy, balancing leading and lagging indicators with a view of past, present and future, was enlightening.This book should be a "mustread" for any mid- or senior- level manager.It shows how to makeyour decisions more fact-based and less 'art'.With the coming of age of"management of knowledge" this is a great tool to use to improvebusiness processes.Definitely worth every single penny spent - butespecially if you are interested in learning tangible methods! ... Read more

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