Evaluating Measurement Accuracy

Author: Semyon G. Rabinovich
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319601250
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Science

This book presents a systematic and comprehensive exposition of the theory of measurement accuracy and provides solutions that fill significant and long-standing gaps in the classical theory. It eliminates the shortcomings of the classical theory by including methods for estimating accuracy of single measurements, the most common type of measurement. The book also develops methods of reduction and enumeration for indirect measurements, which do not require Taylor series and produce a precise solution to this problem. It produces grounded methods and recommendations for summation of errors. The monograph also analyzes and critiques two foundation metrological documents, the International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM) and the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM), and discusses directions for their revision. This new edition adds a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate measurement accuracy and recommendations on how to calculate systematic error of multiple measurements. There is also an extended section on the method of reduction, which provides an alternative to the least-square method and the method of enumeration. Many sections are also rewritten to improve the structure and usability of the material. The 3rd edition reflects the latest developments in metrology and offers new results, and it is designed to be accessible to readers at various levels and positions, including scientists, engineers, and undergraduate and graduate students. By presenting material from a practical perspective and offering solutions and recommendations for problems that arise in conducting real-life measurements, author Semyon Rabinovich offers an invaluable resource for scientists in any field.

Measurement in Medicine

Author: Henrica C. W. de Vet
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139497817
Release Date: 2011-08-11
Genre: Medical

The success of the Apgar score demonstrates the astounding power of an appropriate clinical instrument. This down-to-earth book provides practical advice, underpinned by theoretical principles, on developing and evaluating measurement instruments in all fields of medicine. It equips you to choose the most appropriate instrument for specific purposes. The book covers measurement theories, methods and criteria for evaluating and selecting instruments. It provides methods to assess measurement properties, such as reliability, validity and responsiveness, and interpret the results. Worked examples and end-of-chapter assignments use real data and well-known instruments to build your skills at implementation and interpretation through hands-on analysis of real-life cases. All data and solutions are available online. This is a perfect course book for students and a perfect companion for professionals/researchers in the medical and health sciences who care about the quality and meaning of the measurements they perform.

The Practical Guide to Range of Motion Assessment

Author: John J. Gerhardt
Publisher: Amer Medical Assn
ISBN: 157947263X
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Medical

This companion to Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition, provides instruction on a standardized method for measuring range of motion (ROM). The Guides Fifth assumes the user is experienced in measuring range of motion. This manual provides basic to proficient guidance that will enable physicians, physical therapists, and other evaluators to obtain accurate ROM measurements using standardized guidelines, reference tables, and reporting protocols. This consistent approach promises to produce greater intra- and interevaluator reliability. To increase accuracy, trained clinicians identify anatomic landmarks and properly position or stabilize the body to use a consistent technique to apply the measurement to the joint.

Psychological Testing

Author: Theresa J.B. Kline
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506315942
Release Date: 2005-02-15
Genre: Social Science

Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach to Design and Evaluation offers a fresh and innovative approach for graduate students and faculty in the fields of testing, measurement, psychometrics, research design, and related areas of study. Author Theresa J.B. Kline guides readers through the process of designing and evaluating a test, while ensuring that the test meets the highest professional standards. The author uses simple, clear examples throughout and fully details the required statistical analyses. Topics include—but are not limited to—design of item stems and responses; sampling strategies; classical and modern test theory; IRT program examples; reliability of tests and raters; validation using content, criterion-related, and factor analytic approaches; test and item bias; and professional and ethical issues in testing.

Instrumental Assessment of Food Sensory Quality

Author: David Kilcast
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780857098856
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Instrumental measurements of the sensory quality of food and drink are of growing importance in both complementing data provided by sensory panels and in providing valuable data in situations in which the use of human subjects is not feasible. Instrumental assessment of food sensory quality reviews the range and use of instrumental methods for measuring sensory quality. After an introductory chapter, part one goes on to explore the principles and practice of the assessment and analysis of food appearance, flavour, texture and viscosity. Part two reviews advances in methods for instrumental assessment of food sensory quality and includes chapters on food colour measurement using computer vision, gas chromatography-olfactometry (GC-O), electronic noses and tongues for in vivo food flavour measurement, and non-destructive methods for food texture assessment. Further chapters highlight in-mouth measurement of food quality and emerging flavour analysis methods for food authentication. Finally, chapters in part three focus on the instrumental assessment of the sensory quality of particular foods and beverages including meat, poultry and fish, baked goods, dry crisp products, dairy products, and fruit and vegetables. The instrumental assessment of the sensory quality of wine, beer, and juices is also discussed. Instrumental assessment of food sensory quality is a comprehensive technical resource for quality managers and research and development personnel in the food industry and researchers in academia interested in instrumental food quality measurement. Reviews the range and use of instrumental methods for measuring sensory quality Explores the principles and practice of the assessment and analysis of food appearance, flavour, texture and viscosity Reviews advances in methods for instrumental assessment of food sensory quality

A Practical Approach to the Spectrum of Alcoholic Liver Disease An Issue of Clinics in Liver Disease E Book

Author: David Bernstein
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455747375
Release Date: 2012-11-14
Genre: Medical

The Guest Editor has organized this issue to focus on the clinical management of alcoholic liver disease. Authors have written state-of-the-art reviews on the following topics: Prevalence and Natural History of ALD; Alcohol Metabolism; Immunology in ALD; Histological Findings in ALD; Diagnosis and Management of Alcoholic Hepatitis; Management of Alcohol Abuse; Long Term Management of Alcoholic Liver Disease; Infections in ALD; Nutrition in ALD; Alcohol’s Effect on Other Chronic Liver Diseases; Liver Cancer and Alcohol; Evaluation and Selection of Candidates for Liver Transplantation; and ALD and Specific Transplant-Related Issues.

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance

Author: James R. Morrow
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736090391
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Health & Fitness

Measurement and Evaluation in Human Performance,Fourth Edition, introduces students to tests and measurements as well as statistical decision making and interpretation with regard to human performance problems in the areas of kinesiology, physical education, health, and fitness.

A Practical Approach to Water Conservation for Commercial and Industrial Facilities

Author: Mohan Seneviratne
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080525067
Release Date: 2007-07-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Industry and commerce use vast amounts of water and in some parts of the world water is becoming a scarce commodity. We need to take more care in our future use of water, and this book is a 'best practice' manual for industrial and commercial users world-wide. It offers a practical account of the measures which can be taken to re-educate industrial and commercial users in the techniques of water saving and re-use anywhere in the world. The principles are covered in detail and supported by examples from specific industries and commercial operations. Author Mohan Seneviratne is Manager of Sydney Water's 'Every Drop Counts Business Program', which won the prestigious 2006 Stockholm Industry Water Award in recognition of how the utility is working in partnership with business, industry and government to help ensure the long-term sustainability of Sydney’s water supply. * The first book to cover water conservation for industrial users from processing plants to pubs and clubs * Provides practical advice on implementing water conservation for users in various industry sectors * Written by a practicing water conservation consultant

Software Measurement and Estimation

Author: Linda M. Laird
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471792529
Release Date: 2006-06-05
Genre: Computers

An effective, quantitative approach for estimating and managing software projects How many people do I need? When will the quality be good enough for commercial sale? Can this really be done in two weeks? Rather than relying on instinct, the authors of Software Measurement and Estimation offer a new, tested approach that includes the quantitative tools, data, and knowledge needed to make sound estimations. The text begins with the foundations of measurement, identifies the appropriate metrics, and then focuses on techniques and tools for estimating the effort needed to reach a given level of quality and performance for a software project. All the factors that impact estimations are thoroughly examined, giving you the tools needed to regularly adjust and improve your estimations to complete a project on time, within budget, and at an expected level of quality. This text includes several features that have proven to be successful in making the material accessible and easy to master: * Simple, straightforward style and logical presentation and organization enables you to build a solid foundation of theory and techniques to tackle complex estimations * Examples, provided throughout the text, illustrate how to use theory to solve real-world problems * Projects, included in each chapter, enable you to apply your newfound knowledge and skills * Techniques for effective communication of quantitative data help you convey your findings and recommendations to peers and management Software Measurement and Estimation: A Practical Approach allows practicing software engineers and managers to better estimate, manage, and effectively communicate the plans and progress of their software projects. With its classroom-tested features, this is an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate-level and graduate students in computer science and software engineering. An Instructor Support FTP site is available from the Wiley editorial department.

How to Measure Social Media

Author: Nichole Kelly
Publisher: Que Publishing
ISBN: 9780133099829
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Your 100% Actionable, Proven Framework for Delivering Rock-Solid Social Media Business Metrics—Painlessly Think social marketing is worth it? Prove it. If your boss hasn’t demanded that yet, he will. Then what? Hand him some jive about “return on conversation”? Think that’ll fly? You’ll be gone so fast you won’t know what hit you. You know damn well what your boss cares about: Sales Volume. Costs. Revenue. This book will help you measure all that: credibly, accurately, and in drill-down detail. Bet you can’t wait to see his face when you walk in with metrics that stand up to his most brutal questions. We’re not just talking about getting “buy-in” or begging for your proverbial “seat at the table.” We are talking about numbers that make careers. This book will prove your indispensability to even the most clueless executive in your company. Here’s the best part: It’s not hard. You won’t need to become a math nerd. The tools are cheap (or free), and you’re probably sitting on most of the data. This book will give you everything else, including simple step-by-step techniques for creating measurable strategies and getting the data to prove they deliver. You’ll also get super helpful hands-on exercise worksheets where you can jot down your answers and notes. Nichole Kelly has been refining this stuff for 14 years. She’s helped hundreds of marketers prove their value to bosses and boardrooms. Now it’s your turn. If you’re a marketer or agency pro, this is a game you have to play. Win it. Reliable answers to questions like: How much revenue did our activities on social media platforms generate this month? Are social media prospects more likely to convert to customers? Which status update delivered the highest conversion rate? How long do we retain new social media customers? Do they spend more or less than customers from other channels? Do they make repeat purchases more often than other customers? And much more…

Health Promotion for Nurses

Author: Carolyn Chambers Clark
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9780763781637
Release Date: 2012-08-22
Genre: Medical

With the increase of chronic disease and pressure on health professionals to improve patient outcomes, the demand for skilled professionals in the field of health promotion is stronger than ever before. This timely text provides insight into the principles of health promotion, and enables the reader to translate them into practice. The book covers traditional health promotion concepts, and incorporates their use with chronic diseases. Furthermore, the authors cover program planning, implementation, and evaluation, and discuss practical applications of this process. This text helps bridge the gap between the theoretical and the practical, and provides professionals working in the field of health promotion the necessary tools to apply the skills in their practice. It contains case studies and exercises to provide examples of how theoretical concepts can be applied in real-life situations, and also includes chapter objectives, summaries, articles, key terms, and review questions to help guide readers through the material. This text is divided into four sections: -Health Promotion and Theory -Health Promotion in Action -Health Promotion and Evidence Based Practice -Resources for Practice Instructor Resources include: -Suggested Answers for Case Studies -Review Questions -Ask Yourself Exercises -PowerPoint Presentations -Test Bank

Psychological Testing

Author: Theresa J.B. Kline
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781506315942
Release Date: 2005-02-15
Genre: Social Science

Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach to Design and Evaluation offers a fresh and innovative approach for graduate students and faculty in the fields of testing, measurement, psychometrics, research design, and related areas of study. Author Theresa J.B. Kline guides readers through the process of designing and evaluating a test, while ensuring that the test meets the highest professional standards. The author uses simple, clear examples throughout and fully details the required statistical analyses. Topics include—but are not limited to—design of item stems and responses; sampling strategies; classical and modern test theory; IRT program examples; reliability of tests and raters; validation using content, criterion-related, and factor analytic approaches; test and item bias; and professional and ethical issues in testing.

Measurement Errors and Uncertainties

Author: Semyon G Rabinovich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387291437
Release Date: 2006-12-26
Genre: Science

A practical reference on theory and methods of estimating measurement errors and uncertainty for both scientists and engineers in industry and experimental research. Building on the fundamentals of measurement theory, this book offers a wealth of practial recommendations and procedures. It differs from the majority of books in that it balances coverage of probabilistic methods with detailed information on the characterization, calibration, standardization and limitations of measuring instruments, with specific examples from both electrical and mechanical systems. In addition to a general updating to reflect current research, new material in this edition includes increased coverage of indirect measurements, with a new, simpler, more efficient method for this class of measurements.

Spreadsheet Modeling Decision Analysis A Practical Introduction to Business Analytics

Author: Cliff Ragsdale
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305947412
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Written by an innovator in teaching spreadsheets and a highly regarded leader in business analytics, Cliff Ragsdale’s SPREADSHEET MODELING AND DECISION ANALYSIS: A PRACTICAL INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS, 8E helps readers master important spreadsheet and business analytics skills. Readers find everything needed to become proficient in today’s most widely used business analytics techniques using Microsoft Office Excel 2016. Learning to make effective decisions in today's business world takes training and experience. Author Cliff Ragsdale guides learners through the skills needed, using the latest Excel for Windows. Readers apply what they’ve learned to real business situations with step-by-step instructions and annotated screen images that make examples easy to follow. The World of Management Science sections further demonstrates how each topic applies to a real company. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.