Measurements from Maps

To increase this book's accessibility, a minimum of mathematical knowledge is assumed.

Measurements from Maps

Author: D H Maling

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080984126

Page: 450

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A classic text and reference work for students, academics and professionals approaching cartometry from a wide range of backgrounds - geography, cartography, forestry and stereology. The author hasd transcended these subject boundaries to produce a definitive and coherent guide to the theory and technique of measuring distance and areas on maps. To increase this book's accessibility, a minimum of mathematical knowledge is assumed.

Maps and Measurement

Discusses the development of the surveying techniques and equipment that make possible the precise measurements necessary for modern mapmaking.

Maps and Measurement

Author: Tim Cooke

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Secondary Library

ISBN: 9781433935046

Page: 48

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Discusses the development of the surveying techniques and equipment that make possible the precise measurements necessary for modern mapmaking.

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

versions of influence diagrams, causal maps, and why- because analyses. ... that in turn can be measured via some developed performance measurement system.

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

Author: Jerry L. Harbour

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466571357

Page: 185

View: 448

To better understand and improve your systems, you must measure and map their essential characteristics. Yet, because your systems and their associated processes occur over varying spatial and temporal scales, you will need various types of maps and metrics depending on the level of detail and understanding required.During nearly four decades of ex

50 Fabulous Measurement Activities

Map Sense What measurement units would you use to map parts of the neighborhood ? Visual thinking is at the heart of mapmaking . In this mapping activity ...

50 Fabulous Measurement Activities

Author: Martin Lee

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590644068

Page: 64

View: 414

Important math skills are taught using games.

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

To better understand and improve your systems, you must measure and map their essential characteristics.

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

Author: Jerry L. Harbour

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482209543

Page: 185

View: 798

To better understand and improve your systems, you must measure and map their essential characteristics. Yet, because your systems and their associated processes occur over varying spatial and temporal scales, you will need various types of maps and metrics—depending on the level of detail and understanding required. During nearly four decades of experience helping clients across various industries understand, measure, and improve the performance of their processes, Jerry L. Harbour discovered a handful of performance maps that will work in most settings. As such, he's gathered these critical few maps into The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook. In this handbook, Dr. Harbour explains performance mapping and measurement techniques at widely differing spatial and temporal scales. Using real-world examples and language that is easy to understand, he demonstrates the effective use of: Node-link maps Process activity maps Process step maps Basic task element maps Event pathway maps Response timeline maps Key performance driver maps Filled with graphical illustrations, the book can be read sequentially or used as a "How do I do that?" reference book. It includes easy-to-follow explanations along with numerous examples of both good and bad implementation. In addition, it includes case studies from a wide range of operational and industrial settings that clearly demonstrate how the mapping and measurement techniques described in the book can be applied to new technologies and processes.

Computation of Nonlinear One Turn Maps from Measurement with Model Independent Analysis

It is desirable to determine the nonlinear transformation maps, especially the one-turn map, of a storage ring from measured BPM data for nonlinear analysis in order to improve the machine performance.

Computation of Nonlinear One Turn Maps from Measurement with Model Independent Analysis

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Page: 5

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It is desirable to determine the nonlinear transformation maps, especially the one-turn map, of a storage ring from measured BPM data for nonlinear analysis in order to improve the machine performance. However, the accuracy of detecting the weak signals from nonlinear effects is often limited by the available BPM resolution. With the recent development of Model-Independent Analysis methods, which can significantly reduce BPM random noise via statistical analysis, it is possible to more accurately determine the nonlinear maps from measured data by using a large number of BPMs. Computational techniques and some simulation results for PEP-II will be presented.

Strategy Mapping An Interventionist Examination of a Homebuilder s Performance Measurement and Incentive Systems

Advocates of a ' strategy mapping ' approach to performance measurement propose formulating performance measurement systems around a diverse set of ...

Strategy Mapping  An Interventionist Examination of a Homebuilder s Performance Measurement and Incentive Systems

Author: Kenneth Merchant

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 9780080965956

Page: 80

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What part does customer and employee satisfaction play in overall business success? Management Accountants developing business models must consider this question, especially if they are taking the popular "balanced scorecard" or "strategy mapping" approaches to performance measurement. When doing so, stating cause-and-effect relationships between measurable factors like satisfaction and profitability is common practice. However, few companies test their own hypotheses. If the links are incorrect, these models can actually guide the firm down a path to failure. This report reveals the findings of state-of-the-art interventionist research on a major US homebuilder. The core claims of this company’s business model were positive effects in the future due to improvements in customer and employee satisfaction. Tests were made on the validity of these claims to discover how much we can rely on these factors to improve performance. This report also examines how effective various measurement alternatives are through analysis of data compiled by different consulting companies. The results reveal that the links between satisfaction and performance is less strong and more complex than the company had assumed: these measures cannot be relied upon to guarantee increased performance. Managers must have a sophisticated understanding of performance measurement systems and to test their strategy maps empirically, rather than relying on their intuitions. This report demonstrates how you can achieve both. * State-of-the-art interventionist research: new method in which researchers interact with the subject of the research, monitoring the effects of their input * Helps managers protect their businesses from bad business models through sophisticated understanding of likely causes of success * Shows managers how to analyse data in balanced scorecards and strategy maps to draw reliable conclusions to make the best decisions for their business

Invariant Measurement

The DM models meet the requirements of invariant measurement. Variable Maps An important aspect of invariant measurement involves the location of both items ...

Invariant Measurement

Author: George Engelhard Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135104530

Page: 312

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This introductory text describes the principles of invariant measurement, how invariant measurement can be achieved with Rasch models, and how to use invariant measurement to solve measurement problems in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Rasch models are used throughout but a comparison of Rasch models to other item response theory (IRT) models is also provided. Written with students in mind, the manuscript was class tested to help maximize accessibility. Chapters open with an introduction and close with a summary and discussion. Numerous examples and exercises demonstrate the main issues addressed in each chapter. Key terms are defined when first introduced and in an end-of-text glossary. All of the book’s analyses were conducted with the Facets program. The data sets used in the book, sample syntax files for running the Facets program, Excel files for creating item and person response functions, links to related websites, and other material are available at www.GeorgeEngelhard.com. Highlights include: A strong philosophical and methodological approach to measurement in the human sciences Demonstrations of how measurement problems can be addressed using invariant measurement Practical illustrations of how to create and evaluate scales using invariant measurement A history of measurement based on test-score and scaling traditions Previously unpublished work in analyzing rating data, the detection and measurement of rater errors, and the evaluation of rater accuracy A review of estimation methods, model-data fit, indices used to evaluate the quality of rater-mediated assessments, rater error and bias, and rater accuracy. Intended as a supplementary text for graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on measurement or test theory, item response theory, scaling theory, psychometrics, advanced measurement techniques, research methods, or evaluation research taught in education, psychology, and the social and health sciences, the book also appeals to practitioners and researchers in these fields who develop or use scales and instruments. Only a basic mathematical level is required including a basic course in statistic.

Mapping the World Observation and measurement

A eight volume reference set that provides a history of map making, describes the different types of maps, their purpose and the techniques used to make them, plus the meaning of some of the symbols and how to use them to read maps.

Mapping the World  Observation and measurement

Author: Grolier Educational (Firm)

Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference

ISBN: 9780717256211

Page: 8

View: 443

A eight volume reference set that provides a history of map making, describes the different types of maps, their purpose and the techniques used to make them, plus the meaning of some of the symbols and how to use them to read maps.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation

It has been argued that learning maps teach a different way of acquiring knowledge ... what research exists on learning maps as a tool to measure academic ...

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research  Measurement  and Evaluation

Author: Bruce B. Frey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 150632617X

Page: 2000

View: 457

In an era of curricular changes, experiments, and high-stakes testing, educational measurement and evaluation are more important than ever. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of traditional theories and methods, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation also covers important sociopolitical issues and trends influencing the future of that research and practice. Textbooks, handbooks, monographs, and other publications focus on various aspects of educational research, measurement, and evaluation, but to date, there exists no major reference guide for students new to the field. This comprehensive work fills that gap, covering traditional areas while pointing the way to future developments. Key Features: Nearly 700 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes and available in electronic and/or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of education research, measurement, and evaluation to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with Further Readings and cross-references to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and cross-references combine to provide a robust search-and-browse in the electronic version.