Author: Shelley Gaskin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre: Business & Economics
GO! with Office 2016 is the right approach to learning for today's fast-moving, mobile environment. The GO! Series focuses on the job and success skills students need to succeed in the workforce. With GO! All in One, you can teach Computer Concepts and Applications together - the way it is in the real world! Engage your students right away by focusing on jobs and incorporating cloud computing and collaboration in a logical way. And, put concepts into action using a unique, integrated, jobs-focused, unit approach, or take an IC3 approach to help prepare students to take the IC3 exams. By using jobs-related projects, students learn Microsoft Office in the context of a real work environment. With these projects, students learn the how and why at the moment they need to know, and they never get lost because the GO! Series using Microsoft procedural syntax. MyITLab ®is designed with the learner in mind. It provides access to all of the resources, including the interactive eText with videos, IT Concepts simulations, and quick check quizzes built in, plus the Grader Projects and Simulations for Microsoft applications
Author: Barbara M. Byrne
Release Date: 2016-06-10
This bestselling text provides a practical guide to structural equation modeling (SEM) using the Amos Graphical approach. Using clear, everyday language, the text is ideal for those with little to no exposure to either SEM or Amos. The author reviews SEM applications based on actual data taken from her own research. Each chapter "walks" readers through the steps involved (specification, estimation, evaluation, and post hoc modification) in testing a variety of SEM models. Accompanying each application is: an explanation of the issues addressed and a schematic presentation of hypothesized model structure; Amos input and output with interpretations; use of the Amos toolbar icons and pull-down menus; and data upon which the model application was based, together with updated references pertinent to the SEM model tested. Thoroughly updated throughout, the new edition features: All new screen shots featuring Amos Version 23. Descriptions and illustrations of Amos’ new Tables View format which enables the specification of a structural model in spreadsheet form. Key concepts and/or techniques that introduce each chapter. Alternative approaches to model analyses when enabled by Amos thereby allowing users to determine the method best suited to their data. Provides analysis of the same model based on continuous and categorical data (Ch. 5) thereby enabling readers to observe two ways of specifying and testing the same model as well as compare results. All applications based on the Amos graphical mode interface accompanied by more "how to" coverage of graphical techniques unique to Amos. More explanation of key procedures and analyses that address questions posed by readers All application data files are available at www.routledge.com/9781138797031. The two introductory chapters in Section 1 review the fundamental concepts of SEM methodology and a general overview of the Amos program. Section 2 provides single-group analyses applications including two first-order confirmatory factor analytic (CFA) models, one second-order CFA model, and one full latent variable model. Section 3 presents multiple-group analyses applications with two rooted in the analysis of covariance structures and one in the analysis of mean and covariance structures. Two models that are increasingly popular with SEM practitioners, construct validity and testing change over time using the latent growth curve, are presented in Section 4. The book concludes with a review of the use of bootstrapping to address non-normal data and a review of missing (or incomplete) data in Section 5. An ideal supplement for graduate level courses in psychology, education, business, and social and health sciences that cover the fundamentals of SEM with a focus on Amos, this practical text continues to be a favorite of both researchers and practitioners. A prerequisite of basic statistics through regression analysis is recommended but no exposure to either SEM or Amos is required.
4LTR Press solutions give students the option to choose the format that best suits their learning preferences. This option is perfect for those students who focus on the textbook as their main course resource. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Robert H. Shumway
Release Date: 2017-04-25
The fourth edition of this popular graduate textbook, like its predecessors, presents a balanced and comprehensive treatment of both time and frequency domain methods with accompanying theory. Numerous examples using nontrivial data illustrate solutions to problems such as discovering natural and anthropogenic climate change, evaluating pain perception experiments using functional magnetic resonance imaging, and monitoring a nuclear test ban treaty. The book is designed as a textbook for graduate level students in the physical, biological, and social sciences and as a graduate level text in statistics. Some parts may also serve as an undergraduate introductory course. Theory and methodology are separated to allow presentations on different levels. In addition to coverage of classical methods of time series regression, ARIMA models, spectral analysis and state-space models, the text includes modern developments including categorical time series analysis, multivariate spectral methods, long memory series, nonlinear models, resampling techniques, GARCH models, ARMAX models, stochastic volatility, wavelets, and Markov chain Monte Carlo integration methods. This edition includes R code for each numerical example in addition to Appendix R, which provides a reference for the data sets and R scripts used in the text in addition to a tutorial on basic R commands and R time series. An additional file is available on the book’s website for download, making all the data sets and scripts easy to load into R.
Arduino is the open source electronics prototyping platform that has taken the Maker Movement by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for the latest Arduino release, helps you start prototyping right away. From obtaining the required components to putting the final touches on your project, all the information you need is here! Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need is an Arduino Uno or Leonardo, along with a USB cable and an LED. The easy-to-use, free Arduino development environment runs on Mac, Windows, and Linux. In Getting Started with Arduino, you'll learn about: Interaction design and physical computing The Arduino board and its software environment Basics of electricity and electronics Prototyping on a solderless breadboard Drawing a schematic diagram Talking to a computer--and the cloud--from Arduino Building a custom plant-watering system
Author: Mike Rosser
Release Date: 2016-04-28
Genre: Business & Economics
Basic Mathematics for Economists, now in its 3rd edition, is a classic of its genre and this new edition builds on the success of previous editions. Suitable for students who may only have a basic mathematics background, as well as students who may have followed more advanced mathematics courses but who still want a clear explanation of fundamental concepts, this book covers all the basic tenets required for an understanding of mathematics and how it is applied in economics, finance and business. Starting with revisions of the essentials of arithmetic and algebra, students are then taken through to more advanced topics in calculus, comparative statics, dynamic analysis, and matrix algebra, with all topics explained in the context of relevant applications, New features in this third edition reflect the increased emphasis on finance in many economics and related degree courses, with fuller analysis of topics such as: savings and pension schemes, including draw down pensions asset valuation techniques for bond and share prices the application of integration to concepts in economics and finance input-output analysis, using spreadsheets to do matrix algebra calculations In developing new topics the book never loses sight of their applied context and examples are always used to help explain analysis. This book is the most logical, user-friendly book on the market and is usable for mathematics of economics, finance and business courses in all countries.
Author: Robert L. Ferrett
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2008
The primary goal of the GO! Series, aside from teaching computer applications, is ease of implementation. This approach is based on clearly defining projects for readers in a way that's easy to understand. Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2007; Formatting and Organizing Text; Using Graphics and Tables; Special Document Formats, Columns, and Mail Merge; Creating a Worksheet and Charting Data; Managing Workbooks and Analyzing Data; Using Functions and Tables; Getting Started with Access Databases and Tables; Sort and Query a Database; Forms, Filters, and Reports; Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007; Designing a PowerPoint Presentation; Enhancing a Presentation with Animation, Tables, and Charts; Using Access Data with Other Office Programs; Using Tables in Word and Excel; Using Excel as a Data Source in a Mail Merge; Linking Data in Office Documents; Creating Presentation Content from Office Documents MARKET: For professionals seeking to learn and understand Microsoft Office 2007.
Readers gain a full understanding of today’s digital world with the cohesive framework and logical organization found only in Parsons’ NEW PERSPECTIVES ON COMPUTER CONCEPTS 2016, COMPREHENSIVE. Newly revised and reorganized, this dynamic book provides the latest updates on emerging technology with engaging learning features, informative visuals and hands-on activities proven to increase learning effectiveness. A new introduction highlights today’s digital evolution, while new coverage of social media and online security examines concepts behind the trends. Readers explore the principles behind the wide scope of digital devices in use today with the book’s enhanced focus on the connectivity that pervades modern life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Now readers can master the computer concepts and Microsoft Office 2016 skills perfect for success in the classroom or workforce with the latest ILLUSTRATED COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 & OFFICE 2016. This all-in-one book makes it simple to become proficient in both today’s computer concepts and the MS Office skills most needed for professional success. Key application skills are clearly demonstrated using the user-friendly two-page spread found throughout this and all books in the popular Illustrated Microsoft Office 2016 Series. Today’s most up-to-date technology developments and concepts are clarified using the distinctive step-by-step approach and material from COMPUTER CONCEPTS ILLUSTRATED BRIEF. This edition highlights updated Office 365 content with a new module that addresses Productivity Apps. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft Office. Using technology to teach technology Explore, discover, and experience technology with Technology in Action, the best seller that uses technology to teach technology. Authors Evans, Martin, and Poatsy know how readers learn today and help them focus on tasks that they can apply immediately in the workplace, the classroom, and at home. The 15th Edition uses practical content, hands-on projects, and coverage of artificial intelligence to provide an engaging learning experience. This in turn helps learners be more prepared, and provides them with the skills they need to be digitally literate in their everyday lives and in the workplace. Also available packaged with MyLab(tm)IT or via Revel(tm). MyLab is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab IT gives students the resources they need to be successful in their course, while also preparing them for their future careers. Revel Technology in Action is an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab, or via Revel, ask your instructor to confirm the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab, search for: 0134832507 / 9780134832500 MyLab IT for Technology in Action Complete, 15th Edition by Evans Package consists of: 0134837878 / 9780134837871 Technology In Action Complete, 15e 0134837975 / 9780134837970 MyLab IT with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Technology in Action If you would like to purchase the Revel version, search for: 0134868072 /9780134868073 Revel Technology in Action -- Access Card, 15/e
Author: Mary Anne Poatsy
Release Date: 2016-05-27
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This book covers introductory Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, with an additional Windows 10 chapter. Beyond point-and-click The goal of the Exploring series is to move students beyond the point-and-click, to understanding the why and how behind each skill. And because so much learning takes place outside of the classroom, this series provides learning tools that students can access anywhere, anytime. Students go to college now with a different set of skills than they did years ago. With this in mind, the Exploring series seeks to move students beyond the basics of the software at a faster pace, without sacrificing coverage of the fundamental skills that everyone needs to know. Also available with MyITLab MyITLab ® is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed for Information Technology (IT) courses, which engages students and improves results. HTML5 Simulation exercises and Live-in-Application Grader projects come with the convenience of auto-grading and instant feedback, helping students learn more quickly and effectively. Digital badges lets students showcase their Microsoft Office or Computer Concepts competencies, keeping them motivated and focused on their future careers. MyITLab builds the critical skills needed for college and career success. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyITLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyITLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
Author: Ralph Kimball
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence! The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more. Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition.