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21. Electromagnetic Noise and Quantum
22. Measurement and Assessment in
23. Introduction to Measurement Theory
24. Handbook of Research Design and
25. Investment Performance Measurement
26. Random Data: Analysis and Measurement
27. Handbook of Dimensional Measurement
28. Measurement Theory in Action:
29. Instrumentation for Process Measurement
30. Sizing Up Measurement: Activities
31. Software Measurement: Establish
32. Basic Physics & Measurement
33. Principles of Electrical Measurement
34. A Handbook for EMC Testing and
35. The Measurements of Environmental
36. The Basics of Performance Measurement,
37. LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless:
38. Measurement, Design, and Analysis:
39. The Eighteenth Mental Measurements
40. The Measurement of Productive

21. Electromagnetic Noise and Quantum Optical Measurements (Advanced Texts in Physics)
by Herman A. Haus
Hardcover: 616 Pages (2000-11-01)
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Electromagnetic Noise and Quantum Optical Measurements is the result of more than 40 years of research and teaching. The first three chapters provide the background necessary to understand the basic concepts. Then shot noise and thermal noise are discussed, followed by linear noisy multiparts, the quantum theory of waveguides and resonators, an analysis of phase-insensitive systems, detection, photon probability distributions, solitons, phase-sensitive amplification, squeezing, the quantum theory of solitons and squeezing, and quantum non-demolition measurements. Rich appendices give additional information. The book is intended for graduate students and scientists in physics and engineering. Numerous problems and selected solutions will help readers to deepen their knowledge. ... Read more

22. Measurement and Assessment in Education (2nd Edition)
by Cecil R. Reynolds, Ronald B. Livingston, Victor Willson
Paperback: 544 Pages (2008-05-09)
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Asin: 0205579345
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This text employs a pragmatic approach to the study of educational tests and measurement so that teachers will understand essential psychometric concepts and be able to apply them in the classroom.

 The principles that guide the development of this text are:

 (1) What essential knowledge and skills do classroom teachers need to conduct student assessments in a professional manner? 

(2) What does the research on educational assessment tell us? This focus has resulted in a uniquely approachable and technically accurate presentation of the material.

 While providing a slightly more technical presentation of measurement and assessment than more basic texts, this text is both approachable and comprehensive. The text includes a gentle introduction to the basic mathematics of measurement, and expands traditional coverage to include a thorough discussion of performance and portfolio assessments, a complete presentation of assessment accommodations for students with disabilities, and a practical discussion of professional best practices in educational measurement.  

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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent priced statistics book
This book is full of info about basic statistics and teaches all of the terminology, at a fraction of the price of a regular textbook. This book sells on amazon for about 4 dollars plus shipping and is soft covered, all said a great price for a good book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not a Bad Buy
I bought this book for an Evaluation and Measurement class. The book was more interesting than the class, but it didn't interest me as much as it did other students. The writing is very easy to understand, and at times it can be a little boring. The only problem is that it's made for teachers and other educators, which may not be a problem for anyone else but me. It's not a bad book, and it might even be really useful for anyone considering going into teaching. ... Read more

23. Introduction to Measurement Theory
by Mary J. Allen, Wendy M. Yen
Paperback: 320 Pages (2001-12-01)
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Asin: 157766230X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Introduction to Measurement Theory bridges the gap between texts that offer a mathematically rigorous treatment of the statistical properties of measurement and ones that discuss the topic in a basic, "cookbook" fashion. Without overwhelming novices or boring the more mathematically sophisticated, the authors effectively cover the construction of psychological tests and the interpretation of test scores and scales; critically examine classical true-score theory; and explain theoretical assumptions and modern measurement models, controversies, and developments. Practical applications, examples, and study questions facilitate a better understanding of the uses and limitations of common measures of test reliability and validity and how to perform the basic item analysis necessary for test construction. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I use this book in my graduate Psychometrics course
In general, this text is a really great balance between precision and conciseness. I had McDonald's Test Theory but that's just too much for many students in their first trip thru psychometric theory. (It's required later in our program.) The problems are good, with answers in the back of the book so these can be assigned as pencil and paper exercises for understanding. I especially like the chapter where the conclusions of Classical Test Theory are laid out and proven, which demonstrates the value of taking a few axioms as far as you can go. The one downside of this book is that it is showing its age now. There aren't glaring issues with it and it doesn't have a lot of "if you are doing this on a pocket calculator..." kinds of statements that mar other older books, but better mention of topics such as confirmatory factor analysis would be helpful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent CTT book for serious students
I pair this text with one on IRT in my graduate psychometrics course.This classic text provides an excellent overview of classical test theory in concise, no-nonsense terms while still being easy to read for an audience of non-statisticians.The chapters are well-organized with helpful study aids.

The book begins with a brief introduction to psychological/educational measurement and a bit of history. The second chapter is a review of basic mathematical concepts.The fun really starts in chapter 3 with the basic propositions of classical test theory and a list of results--this chapter is a marvel of brevity and clarity.The next chapters on reliability (ch. 4),validity (ch. 5), test construction (ch. 6), and equating (ch. 7) build sound practice upon this sound theoretical foundation.Scaling issues are covered superficially in chapter 8 and then a number of important issues are raised in chapter 9 ("Special Considerations...").The final two chapters ("Controversies and current developments..." and a chapter on IRT) are most dated and least helpful (although, like the rest of the text, the material is covered well and these chapters would serve as a good foundation for understanding recent developments).

In comparison, other psychometric texts tend to be more comprehensive at the expense of being quite shallow.These other texts, whichalso tend to be verbose, may be better-suited to undergraduate courses designed to gently introduce unsophisticated students to the bare basics of measurement.Allen & Yen is better suited for serious undergrads and graduate-level students who wish to understand classical test theory and to apply it well.

Special note for specialists:while this book includes many issues critical to designing selection tests, industrial psychologists and HR professionals will need additional training on selection (e.g., job analysis) and on legal issues; other specialists will probably also find the book to be quite focused on measurement.

Special note on versions:I own both the 1979 burgundy hardcover and 2001 blue-black paperback editions and, as far as I can tell, they are identical.

5-0 out of 5 stars Introduction to Measurement Theory
This looks a small book, but the content is comprehensive. The authorsclearly get to the point which other this type of books do not. ... Read more

24. Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement
Paperback: 808 Pages (2002-01-16)
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Asin: 0761920463
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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"If a student researcher had only one handbook on their bookshelf, Miller and Salkind’s Handbook would certainly have to be it. With the updated material, the addition of the section on ethical issues (which is so well done that I’m recommending it to the departmental representative to the university IRB), and a new Part 4 on "Qualitative Methods", the new Handbook is an indispensable resource for researchers."

Dan Cover, Department of Sociology, Furman University

" I have observed that most instructors want to teach methodology "their way" to imbue the course with their own approach; Miller-Salkind allows one to do this easily. The book is both conceptually strong (e.g., very good coverage of epistemology, research design and statistics) and at the same time provides a wealth of practical knowledge (scales, indices, professional organizations, computer applications, etc.) In addition, it covers the waterfront of methodology."

Michael L. Vasu, Director of Information Technology, North Carolina State University

"A unique and excellent reference tool for all social science researchers, and a good textbook for graduate students and senior year undergraduate classes. These students are about to enter the real life of research, and need a handy and comprehensive tool as a starting point that offers shortcuts for getting into real research projects. For a small project, the book offers enough information to get the project started. For big projects, the book is ideal for information on where to look for things and examples."

Jianhong Liu, Department of Sociology, Rhode Island College

"This book is constantly evolving and for the better! The section on scales and indices and how to find them is one of the best features of this book. The Miller-Salkind book is a treasure in this regard. The section on Research Grant proposals is the best I have seen in any textbook. In short, this book does a great deal to introduce the student to the practice of the profession of social science."

Michael L. Vasu, Director of Information Technology, North Carolina State University

The book considered a "necessity" by many social science researchers and their students has been revised and updated while retaining the features that made it so useful. The emphasis in this new edition is on the tools graduate students and more advanced researchers need to conduct high quality research.


  • Provides step-by-step instruction for students’ research training by beginning with how to find a creative idea, a middle-range theory, and initial hypothesis and proceeds through design, proposal, collection and analysis of data followed by writing, reporting and publication
  • Section on scales and indices are organized so that readers can quickly locate and find the type of scale or index in which they may be interested
  • All sections are now followed by useful and well-considered reference sections so that readers can read more about each topic
  • Includes updated coverage on new scales, internal and external validity, and new analytic techniques with extensive references on each
  • Presents extensive coverage of how to prepare manuscripts for publication, including a list of all journals covered by Sociological Abstracts along with the editorial office address and URL for each entry
  • Discusses the importance of policy research with presentation and discussion of specific models as an adjunct to both applied and basic research techniques
  • Provides extensive coverage of funding opportunities including those offered by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and a directory of private funding sources including relevant contact information

New to this edition:

  • New Part 4 by John Creswell and Ray Maietta provides a comprehensive introduction to qualitative methods including a review of existing computer applications for collecting and analyzing data
  • New and more current reviews and commentaries have replaced dated or no longer relevant excerpts
  • Thousands of new references on the assessment of important sociological variables as well as references to such topics as statistical analysis, computer applications, and specific topics
  • Thoroughly updated information on the use of computers and online research techniques, including beginning and intermediate material about the Internet and its use by the modern research scientist
  • Coherent and thoughtful review of the most popular statistical analysis software packages
  • New guidelines and discussion of ethical practices in social and behavioral science research, including extensive coverage of institutional review board procedures and activities
  • Expansion of social indicators to include international coverage

Plus, there is an extensive and well-organized table of contents with four levels of headings; and, for the first time in the history of the book, a comprehensive index.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have book for any serious social science researcher
A wealth of information for both the novice and experienced researcher.The sections on social measurements and indices are most impressive. Excellent resource guide for the serious researcher. ... Read more

25. Investment Performance Measurement (Frank J. Fabozzi Series)
by Bruce J. Feibel
Hardcover: 368 Pages (2003-02-04)
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Asin: 0471268496
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Investment performance measurement is the quantification of the results achieved by an investment program. Understanding performance measurement is vital for anyone who participates in the investment process. Investment Performance Measurement is a comprehensive and integrated survey of the steps taken to measure performance as well as a reference guide to the calculation and interpretation of the various risk and return statistics commonly encountered by anyone responsible for selecting, monitoring, and evaluating the performance of investment managers.

Written in a clear and accessible style, with each concept developed through fully worked examples, this book is a valuable guide that provides you with critical insights into many areas of this important step in the investment management cycle.

This straightforward and well-rounded resource provides a step-by-step guide to the processes used by practitioners to analyze the performance of an investment portfolio.

Topics include:

  • Calculation of the returns earned by portfolios and portfolio managers
  • Measurement of the risks taken to earn these returns
  • Measurement of the risk and return efficiency of a portfolio
  • Attribution of value added over the benchmark to management decisions
  • Presentation and interpretation of returns calculated using industry standards

Filled with in-depth spreadsheet examples, Investment Performance Measurement gives you all the information you’ll need to understand and implement the techniques used to measure the performance of an investment. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book as Read or Reference
This book is an excellent review of performance measurement.It covers all of the areas and hits each with logical progression.Somewhat suprisingly, it holds up well as a straight through read as well as a reference.

Though I gave it five stars, I would have liked to see more on GIPS presentations.It does offer two chapters on the subject, but there is more that could have been included.That said, it is a great overview on GIPS in general.

5-0 out of 5 stars A primary reference
This is one of the few books I have ever read twice.One reason is that, as a financial decision evaluation modeling consultant, I have found Investment Performance Measurement to be one of the few books on the topic repeatedly mentioned at financial firms, software providers and performance conferences.It is definitely a great foundation upon which to build an understanding of the field and I appreciated a number of its insights. I was also very impressed by the rarity of critical errors regarding the introduction it provides to technical matters.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference book
I'm taking the Investments course within the Certified Financial Planner program. This book really helped clarify many of the terms and formulas we had to learn. The Mayo text covers the material, but from a more academic slant. I just wish I had bought the Feibel book well before the class started. It may not be technical enough for graduate students in Finance or people who normally read scholarly papers on investment theory. But for everyone else, like individual investors or people going back to school learning investing fundmentals, it's a great reference.

4-0 out of 5 stars Shelf worthy but not authoritative
This book provides the novice a moderate reference to world of investment performance reporting, ala performance reporting 101.

As an IT management consult I can comfortably say there is no one authoritative reference on anything. That said, this text while historically and technically accurate does not represent nor provide meaningful examples of contemporary best practices.

Also, absent from the text are key discussions I would have benefited: the opportunities availed to a modern organization for large-scale automated computations - rather than all manual processes; linkages to the consumers of the performance information in various communities from client wealth tiers, brokerage operations, and financial advisers, analysts and money managers; and best practices for some of the new product and security types more prevalent in the 2006 era.

5-0 out of 5 stars Basic to Advanced
This book is very well thought out and takes it step by step from basic to advanced.

The really good thing about it is that it shows you how it looks in Excel which means it helps with how it would be entered into a computer. ... Read more

26. Random Data: Analysis and Measurement Procedures (Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics)
by Julius S. Bendat, Allan G. Piersol
Hardcover: 640 Pages (2010-02-08)
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Asin: 0470248777
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A timely update of the classic book on the theory and application of random data analysis

First published in 1971, Random Data served as an authoritative book on the analysis of experimental physical data for engineering and scientific applications. This Fourth Edition features coverage of new developments in random data management and analysis procedures that are applicable to a broad range of applied fields, from the aerospace and automotive industries to oceanographic and biomedical research.

This new edition continues to maintain a balance of classic theory and novel techniques. The authors expand on the treatment of random data analysis theory, including derivations of key relationships in probability and random process theory. The book remains unique in its practical treatment of nonstationary data analysis and nonlinear system analysis, presenting the latest techniques on modern data acquisition, storage, conversion, and qualification of random data prior to its digital analysis. The Fourth Edition also includes:

  • A new chapter on frequency domain techniques to model and identify nonlinear systems from measured input/output random data

  • New material on the analysis of multiple-input/single-output linear models

  • The latest recommended methods for data acquisition and processing of random data

  • Important mathematical formulas to design experiments and evaluate results of random data analysis and measurement procedures

  • Answers to the problem in each chapter

Comprehensive and self-contained, Random Data, Fourth Edition is an indispensible book for courses on random data analysis theory and applications at the upper-undergraduate and graduate level. It is also an insightful reference for engineers and scientists who use statistical methods to investigate and solve problems with dynamic data.

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5-0 out of 5 stars second hand book purchase
The book was delivered well before the stated date and it was in the state I expected from the information which was available on the website.
I have no complaints.

4-0 out of 5 stars Random data and Coherent content
My major is meteorology and deal with time series data, which have huge amount of data number. This book is very helpful to me. I have to determine the statistical significance of my data and check up the assumptions bothin time and frequency domain, before deciding the statistical tests. I reada few this kinds of books but they were only concentrated on theexplanation of simple statistics theory and then came to stop after showingonly a few simple examples. So it is difficult to apply to my raw databecause the assumptions that were applied to the theory were invalid inreal situation. For example, ¡°Introduction to probability and statisticsfor engineers and scientist, by Sheldon M. Ross¡± is too theoretical to meand the application of theories is biased to the persons who are interestedin small data set. Additionally, many books assumed the normal distributionand did not refer how we could test these assumptions. In analyzing thetime series, not only is important the data analysis in time domain, butalso the analysis in frequency domain. ¡°Applied Statistical time seriesanalysis by Shumway¡± dealt with it. However, ¡°Random data by Bendat andPiersol¡± more will be helpful to the people who deal with time series,want to design statistical filters and to do the statistical tests and needmore profound and systematic theories and understanding. ... Read more

27. Handbook of Dimensional Measurement
by Mark Curtis
Hardcover: 608 Pages (2007-03-01)
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Asin: 0831132620
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The fourth edition provides comprehensive state-of-the-art treatment of all known dimensional measurement devices and techniques. Equipment, hardware, and machinery are described in explicit narrative detail and supplemented with nearly 600 illustrations, line drawings and photographs. This unique resource is organized into chapters by gage type and function while individual chapters move from simple to complex, as well as from timeless measurement techniques to the most modern and innovative. Additionally all references for about 40 national and international standards have been updated. As the single best, most recognized and respected reference on the topic, this new edition maintains its position as the most comprehensive source for dimensional measurement information available! ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Make it readable
As someone trying to come up to speed in the field of dimensional measurement, I looked forward to getting my own copy of the Handbook of Dimensional Measurement. There may be much good information in it. I was certain before buying it that there was. After receiving - and trying to read it - there may be. But how to wade through long passive sentence after passive sentence, punctuated by grainy black-and-white images to get that information is the problem. True, Handbooks for reference should not be used as tutorials, but even so, Industrial Press could have edited the basic text for today's readability standards. The tiny section on coordinate measuring machines, with no discussion on programming them, was disappointing. However, if you want to know all there is about quality systems like hand held measuring equipment, profilometers, and fixed gages, this is the book. If you can read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review from a machinist
I am a field machinist / industrial mechanic. I fabricate parts in machine shops, I install and align different machine parts. I also maintain machine parts by checking parts to dimension tolerances. The 4th edition (2007) of this book I bought to stay current with modern tools as the tools during my apprenticeship from over 25 years ago have changed since then. I appreciate very much the explanations of the different tool types and the advantages and disadvantages of the different tool types. This book shows most of the tool types currently commercially available (and company names on the pictures is helpful too). Of course some rare custom made tools are not shown or some rare newer tool types. But compared to other books on measuring gages this is the best book I have every seen on the subject. I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent reference book.....
This book has saved my bacon in disputes with customers. It is highly technical, but is intended for technicians and engineers. If you are not ready to understand the concepts, this is not for you. However, if you are a technical/professional type, by all means get this book. You will not regret it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Handbook of Dimensional Measurement
This book is not for the average reader. It uses extremely technical terms to convey simple expressions. Explanations such as thread concepts were over stated and confusing. I returned my copy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
The best reference I have reviewed for dimensional metrology principals.It does not cover the latest equipment, but it does provide excellent in-depth discussion of basic principals and theory of operation. ... Read more

28. Measurement Theory in Action: Case Studies and Exercises
Paperback: 456 Pages (2004-07-08)
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Asin: 0761927301
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Measurement Theory in Action: Case Studies and Exercises comprises twenty modules, each corresponding to entire chapters in typical measurement theory texts. The modules begin with introductory concepts and a review of statistics; progress through conceptions of content, criterion-related, and construct validation, validity generalization and test-bias; and conclude with more advanced topics such as multiple regression and item response theory (IRT). Each module is composed of an overview, case studies, exercises, Internet references, and suggested further readings. An extensive glossary of key terms is also provided for quick reference. An Instructor's Resources CD containing exercises and assignments is also available.

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29. Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control, Third Editon
by Norman A. Anderson
Hardcover: 512 Pages (1997-10-22)
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Asin: 0849398711
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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:This Third Edition contains updated material on new equipment and probes further into topics introduced in previous editions. Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control: Third Edition introduces the fields of process measurement and feedback control, provides useful reference material to students and practitioners, and bridges the gap between basic technology and more sophisticated systems that offer promise for the future. You will find expanded questions sections at the end of each chapter that will help with self-study and assessing your knowledge. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars solid controls system book
This is a solid clearly written book including the fundamentals of control system and process measurement.It does not include many details concerning newer control system technologies.

I used this book to study for, take, and pass my Control System Professional Engineers Exam.It was the only text book I had.

3-0 out of 5 stars Acceptable Introductory Text
This book covers more than the title states, which forces it toward a fairly general text.Basic engineering equations for instrumentation, valves, and flow devices are included, as are practice questions, but are often too simplified for actual applications.However, since all calcuations now days are done on a computer (often via a vendor) this text would serve quite well in an introductory process enginering course.The only serious problem I found was with regard to the computer software related sections where the equipment is dated.Then again, anyone wishing to write about computers and software should realize that their information will be antiquated by the time the book hits the shelf!

2-0 out of 5 stars Buy the Old Version
This is the newer version of this text.The identical version was printed in the 1960's and is still sold on websites (such as amazon).The 1960's version is A LOT cheaper (like $2.00) as compared to what I paid for the reprinted 1990's version.It's the EXACT book with all the same questions only this one has a newer cover.The book itself is pretty good, although I only bought it for one of my cheg classes. ... Read more

30. Sizing Up Measurement: Activities for Grades 3-5 Classrooms
by Chris Confer
Paperback: 344 Pages (2007-08-15)
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Asin: 0941355802
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Expert teachers share a wealth of classroom-tested lessons that help students understand why and how to measure length, area, volume, weight, time, temperature, and angles. The book provides engaging real-world contexts to help students understand what it means to measure, using standard and nonstandard units. The lessons emphasize connections between two or more measurement topics and include connections to other disciplines, such as literature, social studies, or science. Each lesson is organized in an accessible, easy-to-use format that includes an overview, a list of materials, a vocabulary list, and step-by-step teaching directions. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars a few decent lessons on measurement
There are some interesting ideas about measurement in this book but if you bought the k-1 version of this - you have already read the intro and gotten all the good parts...

4-0 out of 5 stars Great!
This is a very helpful book. Many good lessons to help in an area that students often have a hard time with. ... Read more

31. Software Measurement: Establish - Extract - Evaluate - Execute
by Christof Ebert, Reiner Dumke
Hardcover: 561 Pages (2007-08-30)
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Asin: 3540716483
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In this comprehensive introduction to software measurement, Ebert and Dumke detail knowledge and experiences about the subject in an easily understood, hands-on presentation. The book describes software measurement in theory and practice as well as provides guidance to all relevant measurement tools and online references. In addition, it presents hands-on experience from industry leaders and provides many examples and case studies from Global 100 companies. Besides the many practical hints and checklists, readers will also appreciate the large reference list, which includes links to metrics communities where project experiences are shared.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A very comprehensive view on software measurement
Just looking at the table of contents it is possible to observe a 360°view on Software Measurement, facing the process view as well as specific techniques for a real and effective software process improvement where different audiences can take each its own informative advantage.
The 'experts' box' inserted in each chapter provided a further value, proposing some complementary issues for such contents.
So, a 'must-have' book! ... Read more

32. Basic Physics & Measurement in Anaesthesia
by Paul D. Davis BScDipAdvStScCPhysMInstPMIPEMSRCS
Paperback: 328 Pages (2003-06-27)
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Asin: 0750648287
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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An introductory text to the physical principles and their clinical application in anaesthesia. From SHO, through specialist training, this book gives a firm grounding, avoiding complex mathematics and irrelevant detail. Measurement and monitoring are a key element of anaesthesia for both nurses and anaesthetists. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars a bit hard to read so review basic physics and chem first
This book was required for my anesthesia class (nurse anesthesia school) so I had to buy it.At first, I literally was falling asleep trying to read it--very scientific, technical and has black & white illustrations only.However, it became more tolerable to read and the book actually does give very specific examples of concepts (anesthesia stuff), and I'm realizing the to-the-point style that it is written (that's why I'd recommend reviewing college physics first). Another great thing about the book is its size.Much smaller than your average college textbook so can be carried in medium sized purses!

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Information
This textbook is very deatiled in the explanations of the topics presented and uses many images and figures to help give a visual representation of the material.

4-0 out of 5 stars Anesthesia Specific Physics
This book is like many physics book, hard to read. However, what makes it an excellent book is that the principals of physics are applied directly to anesthesia with examples. There is no other book out there which does a better job. ... Read more

33. Principles of Electrical Measurement (Series in Sensors)
by Slawomir Tumanski
Hardcover: 488 Pages (2006-01-20)
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Asin: 0750310383
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The field of electrical measurement continues to grow, with new techniques developed each year. From the basic thermocouple to cutting-edge virtual instrumentation, it is also becoming an increasingly "digital" endeavor. Books that attempt to capture the state-of-the-art in electrical measurement are quickly outdated. Recognizing the need for a text devoted to the major areas underlying modern electrical measurement, Slawomir Tumanski developed Principles of Electrical Measurement.

This text builds a solid foundation in the necessary background concepts and fundamentals needed to develop and use modern electrical instruments. The author first introduces the fundamentals-including main terms and definitions, methods of estimating accuracy and uncertainty, and standards of electrical quantities-and the classical methods of measurement. He then delves into data acquisition, signal conditioning, and signal processing for both analog and digital signals. The final chapter examines computer measuring systems and virtual measurement techniques. By focusing on the aspects that are common to all types of electrical measurement, the book ensures a solid understanding that can be easily applied in practice.

Whether used as an introduction to the field or as a reference to the essential concepts, Principles of Electrical Measurement provides the knowledge necessary to develop measurement solutions for any application. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars great condition
Ibought this book as used, it really was almost new, very light signs of use.
the book it self is very useful.
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34. A Handbook for EMC Testing and Measurement (Iet Electrical Measurement Series)
by D. Morgan
Paperback: 304 Pages (1905-06-16)
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This handbook is concerned with most aspects of electromagnetic compatibility and addresses many of the technical and managerial issues which are of concern to designers and manufacturers of commercial and military electronic equipment. The primary focus of the book is on EMC testing. It discusses the numerous test methods in relation to the EMC Standards for which they are required. As the book has been written with the aim of being accessible to both technical staff and management, it has technical sections devoted to such issues as basic antenna theory and EMC testing practices, as well as chapters oriented towards management/project control, which are concerned with regulations and the EMC planning aspects of product development.

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET publishes more than 100 new titles every year; a rich mix of books, journals and magazines with a back catalogue of more than 350 books in 18 different subject areas including:

-Power & Energy
-Renewable Energy
-Radar, Sonar & Navigation
-Electrical Measurement
-History of Technology
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35. The Measurements of Environmental and Resource Values: Theory and Methods (Rff Press)
by Professor A. Myrick Freeman III
Hardcover: 496 Pages (2003-02-01)
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Estimates of the economic values of environmental and resource services canbe a useful part of the information base supporting resource and environmental managementdecisions, a premise substantiated by current environmental and resource policy issues.

A. Myrick Freeman II examines in a clear and objective manner the relationship between benefitsand environmental decision-making and the problems involved in measuring the values ofenvironmental changes. In the manner of its distinguished predecessor the second edition ofThe Measurements of Environmental and Resource Values presents a comprehensive,rigorous treatment of benefit measurement, providing an introduction to the principal methodsand techniques of resource and environmental valuation to professional economists and graduatestudents who are not directly engaged in the field. Features of the new edition include areworking of the chapter on stated preference methods of valuation and new sections on thevaluation of ecosystem functions and services, benefits transfer, and combining stated preferenceand revealed preference data.

Practitioners in the field will welcome the work as an up-to-date reference on recentdevelopments in the theory and methods underlying the practice of resource valuation. Readersof every kind will understand more clearly and appreciate the important role that estimates of theeconomic values of environmental and resource services can play in supporting resource andenvironmental management decisions. ... Read more

36. The Basics of Performance Measurement, Second Edition
by Jerry L. Harbour
Paperback: 102 Pages (2009-06-16)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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You can’t understand, manage, or improve what you don’t measure

while every smart executive now knows the truth of those words, perhaps more so than anyone, it was Jerry Harbour who turned that adage into a science. Originally published in 1997, The Basics of Performance Measurement helped pioneer the science of performance measurement and continues to serve as an industry standard.

Yet, despite the book’s continued relevancy, Harbour is once again stepping ahead of the curve to fully update his little yellow book. In addition to adding the wisdom of lessons learned over the past decade, he adds two new chapters to this second edition. One of these chapters discusses units of measurement. The other introduces ways to better interpret what has been measured and then translate those measurement-related interpretations into actionable knowledge.

Harbour provides a six-step method for developing a performance measurement system. He shows how to design performance measurement families and how to build hierarchies tailored to different levels within an organization. He also covers collection and distribution, as well as the value of performance measure displays. When you finish this book, you will be able to undertake performance measurement with new confidence. You will also come away knowing how to present your findings with an authority that will convince stakeholders of the importance and accuracy of your results.

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4-0 out of 5 stars BASIC BUT USEFULL

3-0 out of 5 stars Small Book -- Good Content
I was disappointed when I saw the book.It's much smaller and thinner than I expected.The content is good, but it's not extensive.It's easy to read and a good reference book, but it wasn't what I was looking for.

4-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Performance Measurement Primer
In this quick and easy to read booklet, Jerry L. Harbour manages to provide sufficient information to get you started in the development of a performance measurement system. Of particular interest is the notion of measurement hierarchies which ensures that higher ups can keep a tab on the business without getting swamped in detail.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction to Performance Management

"The Basics of Performance Measurement" is a scholarly book that explains and presents in a readable and easily understandable manner the basic concepts that underpin performance measurement. The author methodically explains and describes the various types of performance measurement.

The author reinforces his explanations with clear examples about various types of performance measures. The book helped me to create performance measures for my department which make performance appraisals of subordinates easy and fair.

The reader will learn the five-step method of developing a balanced performance measurement system. Even those with no prior background to performance measurement systems will find it easy to follow and come up with performance measures for their departments or sections.

1-0 out of 5 stars Weak Content
Unlike other reviews, I am disappointed with this book which I bought based on the hype of other reviewers! ...And the writing style is cheesy, spouting-off some loosely defined quality terms in attempt to add some technical merit to subject matter.Having read the book (forced myself to stay the course), I can honestly say I took-away nothing of value.

Skip the book.... ... Read more

37. LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless: Design and Measurement Challenges
by Agilent Technologies
Hardcover: 448 Pages (2009-06-22)
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Asin: 0470682612
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Next Generation: Wireless Communications for Multimedia and Beyond

From both a technical and a practical point of view, there is much to examine, evaluate and understand in the new 3GPP LTE cellular technology before its projected deployment in 2010. This book, written by Agilent engineers in collaboration with Anite engineers and LTE expert Dr K. F. Tsang, offers valuable insight into the LTE air interface at the physical layer. Chapters also cover the upper layer signalling and system architecture evolution (SAE). Basic concepts such as MIMO and SC-FDMA, the new uplink modulation scheme, are introduced and explained, and the authors dig into the challenges of verifying the designs of the receivers, transmitters and protocols of LTE systems. The latest information on RF and signalling conformance testing is delivered by authors participating in the 3GPP standards committees. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb account of LTE
This book is an extremely well written account of LTE, with the emphasis on the design and implementation of the air interface physical layer.

Chapters 1 to 5 give the reader a clear, concise account of the 3GPP specifications for LTE. Unusually for a telecommunications book, the material is extremely well written and easy to read, indicating a lot of care by the editor and authors. The information is quite densely packed and really requires previous knowledge of 3G, but is probably the most effective account of LTE that I have so far read.

My one suggestion for improvement lies in chapters 4 and 5, where I would have appreciated some use cases to illustrate how the different procedures and network elements interact. But this is not an important issue, and does not affect my overall rating.

The book really comes in to its own in chapters 6 and 7, which cover material relevant to design and implementation that lies outside the scope of the specifications. Especially valuable was a 60 page account of the characterisation and measurement of the transmitter and receiver, reinforced by signal analyser plots that illustrate what the main signal impairments actually look like. A concluding chapter describes the enhancements that are being made in LTE-Advanced, to meet the ITU's requirements for 4G.

Because of the material in chapters 6 and 7, this book will be especially valuable to those who are working on the lower parts of the LTE physical layer. However I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who requires a clearly written introduction to LTE. ... Read more

38. Measurement, Design, and Analysis: An Integrated Approach
by Elazar J. Pedhazur, Liora Pedhazur Schmelkin
 Hardcover: 840 Pages (1991-05-01)
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Asin: 0805810633
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In textbooks and courses in statistics, substantive and measurement issues are rarely, if at all, considered. Similarly, textbooks and courses in measurement virtually ignore design and analytic questions, and research design textbooks and courses pay little attention to analytic and measurement issues. This fragmentary approach fosters a lack of appreciation of the interrelations and interdependencies among the various aspects of the research endeavor. Pedhazur and Schmelkin's goal is to help readers become proficient in these aspects of research and their interrelationships, and to use that information in a more integrated manner. The authors offer extensive commentaries on inputs and outputs of computer programs in the context of the topics presented. Both the organization of the book and the style of presentation allow for much flexibility in choice, sequence, and degree of sophistication with which topics are dealt.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Exellent speedy service and book in excellent condition
The book was recieved quite rapidly and in very good condition - better than expected from a used book. I highly recommend this vendor!

4-0 out of 5 stars Research in the Context of Research
This gi-normous tome is a beauty. It's wonderful to have design, measurement, and analysis cross-referenced within the same book. Yes, as the one low rating reviewer argues, Pedhazur and Schmelkin are rather cranky and critical, but I find their remarks go along way toward anchoring social science research in the broader landscape of formal research generally, and in the history of educational/psychological research specifically. The authors spend a good bit of text locating practices in tradition and context, and identifying changes in the practice of social science research. I find my own doctoral students benefit from as much sense of research as a professional endeavor as I can provide them. Thus, I don't have a problem with passages such as this: "The notion that the royal road to Truth, to discovery of the Laws of Nature, is through The Scientific method has until recently been part of the vision of scientific inquiry, as is exemplified by Pearson's (1911) assertion: 'There is no short cut to truth, no way to gain a knowledge of the universe except through the gateway of scientific method.' ...Nothing is, of course, further from the truth."

On the other hand, I really think it's important for the instructor to be an active mediator between student and text in the case.

4-0 out of 5 stars Statistical dummies can understand this
The book is well laid out and the examples well explained without statistical jargons that confuse people. I have forgotten most of the statistics that I learnt in school but I was able to recall and follow through while reading this book. It is easy for even the 'statistical dummies' to understand, in my opinion. I will highly recommend it for graduate students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and comprehensible
I assign this book in my graduate psychology research methods seminar.I also supplement the book with original sources, but I like to have my students read the relevant chapters from P&S first, as it provides a well-written overview and framework for integrating the articles they read subsequently.I haven't found a textbook for graduate research methods that I've liked better, and believe me I've looked.

The clarity of the writing is the greatest strength of the book.Chapters are written in an extremely easy to read manner, and they communicate difficult concepts clearly.I frequently get comments from my students such as "I didn't understand the multitrait-multimethod matrix article until I read the summary of it in Pedhazur & Schmelkin."

My students also find the chapters on statistical analysis quite helpful, even though I don't cover that material in my class. I recommend this book strongly to anybody in the social sciences.

5-0 out of 5 stars good library-builder
We used P&S (as we called it) in our PhD research methods seminar, and I still refer to it from time to time when I need to cite a source in research methodology. The intended audience of this book is definitely academic researchers and PhD students. Although I suppose a master's student with a concentration in quantitative methods might also find it useful.

P&S are comprehensive in their coverage of research methodology, particularly quantitative methods, and associated research designs. I found their chapters on instrument development, construct validation, and experimental designs particularly useful.

I also think P&S stands up well as compared to other similar works, such as Nunally, for instance. I keep both on my shelf, but I find Nunally more useful for cites that require a "rule of thumb" or justification of a particular research decision, while I find P&S more useful for "how to" aspects of research design or explanations of the many various procedures that quantitative researchers encounter in the course of their work.

Overall, I would recommend this book as a valuable addition to the library of any academician or PhD student. ... Read more

39. The Eighteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook (Buros Mental Measurements Yearbooks)
Hardcover: 900 Pages (2010-08-01)
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Customers who place a standing order for the Tests in Print series or the Mental Measurements Yearbook series will receive a 10% discount on every volume. To place your standing order, please call 1-800-848-6224 (in the U.S.) or 919-966-7449 (outside the U.S.). 

The most widely acclaimed reference series in education and psychology, the Mental Measurements Yearbooks are designed to assist professionals in selecting and using standardized tests. The series, initiated in 1938, provides factual information, critical reviews, and comprehensive bibliographic references on the construction, use, and validity of all tests published in English.
The objectives of the Mental Measurements Yearbooks have remained essentially the same since the publication of the series. These objectives include provision to test users of:

  • factual information on all known tests published as separates in the English-speaking countries of the world
  • candidly critical test reviews written for the MMY series by qualified professional people representing a variety of viewpoints
  • unique publication of each volume in the MMY series with new volumes supplementing rather than supplanting previous series volumes.
The importance of testing in our everyday lives has never been more vital or pronounced. Recognized worldwide as an essential resource on tests and testing, the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) series is an indispensable reference for anyone involved in the evaluation, selection, and use of commercially published assessments. The Eighteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook continues this long-standing tradition by providing professional reviews of over one hundred and fifty new or recently revised tests.
This current edition of the MMY series offers evaluations of the latest assessments in education, psychology, business, law, healthcare, counseling, and management. In addition to test reviews, descriptions of the purpose, target population, administration, scores, price, author, and publisher for all listed tests are provided. Reviews are written by highly qualified professionals with expertise in a range of disciplines. Test entries are cross-referenced and indexed by title, subject, name, acronym, and score. An updated directory of test publishers is also included.
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40. The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivit Growth
Hardcover: 656 Pages (2008-02-04)
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Asin: 0195183525
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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When Harold Fried, et al. published The Measurement of Productive Efficiency: Techniques and Applications with OUP in 1993, the book received a great deal of professional interest for its accessible treatment of the rapidly growing field of efficiency and productivity analysis. The first several chapters, providing the background, motivation, and theoretical foundations for this topic, were the most widely recognized. In this tight, direct update, these same editors have compiled over ten years of the most recent research in this changing field, and expanded on those seminal chapters. The book will guide readers from the basic models to the latest, cutting-edge extensions, and will be reinforced by references to classic and current theoretical and applied research. It is intended for professors and graduate students in a variety of fields, ranging from economics to agricultural economics, business administration, management science, and public administration. It should also appeal to public servants and policy makers engaged in business performance analysis or regulation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars REVIEW of: The Measurement of Productive Efficiency and Productivit Growth
The book is a well written and up-to-data survey of methods used nowadays by scholars (and sometimes implemented by practitioners) of measurement techniques of productivity. Little can I say about how extensive and in-depth is the book's part about non-econometric methods but the chapter about econometric/parametric approach written by William H. Green is just superb. Very detailed, in-depth analysis backed by extensive citations and source references. The only (small!) negative I may point out is that Bayesian perspective is a bit neglected and side-tracked in this survey (considering the vast amount of work that's been done in this field). Know that even though You may find a free electronic version of the second chapter (of this book) from William H. Greene's homepage, these are not entirely the same works.

Furthermore, even though the book starts with an introductory chapter to the whole concept of measuring efficiency, it is not an easy read. That is pretty much obvious since, I think, it is meant for people who already have some kind of knowledge in the field. A good/decent level of understanding maths, statistics and economics is required to fluently read through it.

IN SHORT: Anyone interested in the field should have it, study it and memorize it.

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book helps me a lot!
I'm a candidate for DBA program. I am looking for those books mentioning DEA methods. This is a great book of its kind.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best of all books on the subject
This is the best book you can purchase on the subject. The only aspect you'll need to complement is about exercises, which the book lacks. ... Read more

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