Measurements from Maps

Measurements from Maps

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

Author: D H Maling

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080984124

Category: Science

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.
Categories: Science

Maps and Measurement

Maps and Measurement

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

Author: Ben Hollingum

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub Secondary Lib

ISBN: 1433935031

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Explains mapmaking and principles such as projection and coordinates.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook

Harbour 50 O 10 40 20 The Performance Mapping and Measurement Handbook O CRC CRC Press Business & Management / Lean Methods & Implementation / Metrics & Finance 55 50 25 To better understand and improve your systems , you must measure ...

Author: Jerry L. Harbour

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466571358

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

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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
Categories: Business & Economics

50 Fabulous Measurement Activities

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 , children have to choose sensible measurement units to use for each item they ...

Author: Martin Lee

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0590644068

Category: Education

Page: 64

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Important math skills are taught using games.
Categories: Education

Mapping the World Observation and measurement

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.

Author: Grolier Educational (Firm)

Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference

ISBN: 0717256219

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 8

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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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

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 financial and non-financial performance measures that are linked to firm-specific ...

Author: Kenneth Merchant

Publisher: Syngress

ISBN: 0080965954

Category: Business & Economics

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
Categories: Business & Economics

Humphrey Cole

Humphrey Cole

Author: Silke Ackermann

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015050300915

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

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Categories: Social Science

Invariant Measurement

Invariant Measurement

Variable Maps An important aspect of invariant measurement involves the location of both items and persons simultaneously on a single ... A variable map provides an organizing concept for viewing the outcomes of a measurement process.

Author: George Engelhard Jr.

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135104535

Category: Psychology

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.
Categories: Psychology

Mapping Brain Activity by Measurement of Local Brain Metabolism

Mapping Brain Activity by Measurement of Local Brain Metabolism

Thus , if glucose mapping is a reliable measure of neural activity , then glucose maps obtained under controlled experimental conditions should be consonant with electrical recordings of the brain under the same conditions .

Author: National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.).

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023565193

Category: Brain

Page: 13

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Categories: Brain

Area Measurement Reports

Area Measurement Reports

3 TECHNIQUES OF MEASUREMENT ACCURACY OF DATA The county area measurements established in 1940 , adjusted for boundary changes , were used as the control totals for this measurement work . Each of the 1960 Census maps needed for this ...

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000010344210

Category: Census

Page:

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Categories: Census

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

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.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:68337140

Category:

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.
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Measurement Assurance Programs

Measurement Assurance Programs

The Role of Other Organizations in MAPS The development of the MAP approach to measurements has involved many people outside NBS . Many organizations have successfully used MAP techniques to solve " real world " measurement problems ...

Author: Brian C. Belanger

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015086507723

Category: Calibration

Page:

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Categories: Calibration

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research  Measurement  and Evaluation

It has been argued that learning maps teach a different way of acquiring knowledge that can be correlated with systems ... what research exists on learning maps as a tool to measure academic achievement is not without significance.

Author: Bruce B. Frey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506326177

Category: Education

Page: 2000

View: 363

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.
Categories: Education

Measurement of Geographic Area

Measurement of Geographic Area

The wide use made of these maps for plotting 1930 census statistics stimulated an active demand on the Bureau of the Census to undertake the measurement of the areas of these minor civil divisions . ” However , measuring 51,600 minor ...

Author: United States. Bureau of the Census

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003641234

Category: Area measurement

Page: 120

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Categories: Area measurement

Managed CareEvaluation und Performance Measurement integrierter Versorgungsmodelle

Managed CareEvaluation und Performance Measurement integrierter Versorgungsmodelle

NOR Kosteneinsparungen 44 , 63 Managed Care Plan siehe MCP Managed Idemnity Plan 279 MAPs ( Measurement Advisory Panels ) 221 Markov chain model 199 Marktsegmentierung , Krankenversicherung 108 Markttransparenz 129 Matched - Pairs ...

Author: Klaus-Jürgen Preuß

Publisher: Schattauer Verlag

ISBN: 3794520998

Category: Managed care plans (Medical care)

Page: 288

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Categories: Managed care plans (Medical care)

Advances in Biomedical Measurement

Advances in Biomedical Measurement

of the ventricular kinetics, while the maps of isodivergence J relate to the synchrony of the motion of different ventricular segments. In both types of isomap, the number of isolines increases in systole and decreases in diastole.

Author: E.R. Carson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461310259

Category: Science

Page: 499

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The current scientific and technical literature in the fields of medi cine and engineering, in addition to learned society journals, embraces textbooks, monographs and conference proceedings. The last of these cate gories is potentially of prime importance given the increasing pace at which knowledge is advancing. However, traditional conference proceedings often tend to be indigestable, both due to their excessive volume and to the un evenness of the ingredients. Here we have attempted to overcome these deficiencies by selecting a set of contributions which, in our opinion, in the best sense convey the flavour of the 4th IMEKO Conference on "Advances in Biomedical Measurement". This meeting, which took place in Bratislava in May, 1987, was held concurrently with the 1st Regional Conference of the Socialist European Countries on Biomedical Engineering and the 2nd Czecho slovak Conference on Biomedical Engineering. From more than 200 papers presented in 14 sessions, 56 contributions have been selected to represent four major areas within which advances in biomedical measurement are occurring. These are: measurement and instru mentation (including prosthetics); signal and image processing; modelling and simulation; and decision support. The process of deciding which authors should be invited to contribute to this volume was not always easy. What we have tried to do is to achieve a mix which provides an overview of the state of the art across this broad spectrum of endeavour.
Categories: Science

Transforming Performance Measurement

Transforming Performance Measurement

Rethinking the Way We Measure and Drive Organizational Success Dean Spitzer. adequately understand the underlying principles and are not ... Strategy maps are a specific application of a broader area I call “measurement frameworks.

Author: Dean Spitzer

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814430095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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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 as marketing, 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.
Categories: Business & Economics