Making Sense of Data III

A Practical Guide to Designing Interactive Data Visualizations
Author: Glenn J. Myatt,Wayne P. Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118121600
Category: Mathematics
Page: 416
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Focuses on insights, approaches, and techniques that areessential to designing interactive graphics and visualizations Making Sense of Data III: A Practical Guide to DesigningInteractive Data Visualizations explores a diverse range ofdisciplines to explain how meaning from graphical representationsis extracted. Additionally, the book describes the best approachfor designing and implementing interactive graphics andvisualizations that play a central role in data exploration anddecision-support systems. Beginning with an introduction to visual perception, MakingSense of Data III features a brief history on the use ofvisualization in data exploration and an outline of the designprocess. Subsequent chapters explore the following key areas: Cognitive and Visual Systems describes how various drawings,maps, and diagrams known as external representations are understoodand used to extend the mind's capabilities Graphics Representations introduces semiotic theory anddiscusses the seminal work of cartographer Jacques Bertin and thegrammar of graphics as developed by Leland Wilkinson Designing Visual Interactions discusses the four stages ofdesign process—analysis, design, prototyping, andevaluation—and covers the important principles and strategiesfor designing visual interfaces, information visualizations, anddata graphics Hands-on: Creative Interactive Visualizations with Protovisprovides an in-depth explanation of the capabilities of theProtovis toolkit and leads readers through the creation of a seriesof visualizations and graphics The final chapter includes step-by-step examples that illustratethe implementation of the discussed methods, and a series ofexercises are provided to assist in learning the Protovis language.A related website features the source code for the presentedsoftware as well as examples and solutions for selectexercises. Featuring research in psychology, vision science, statistics,and interaction design, Making Sense of Data III is anindispensable book for courses on data analysis and data mining atthe upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also servesas a valuable reference for computational statisticians, softwareengineers, researchers, and professionals of any discipline whowould like to understand how the mind processes graphicalrepresentations.

Making Sense of Data I

A Practical Guide to Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Mining
Author: Glenn J. Myatt,Wayne P. Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118422104
Category: Mathematics
Page: 248
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Praise for the First Edition “...a well-written book on data analysis anddata mining that provides an excellent foundation...” —CHOICE “This is a must-read book for learning practicalstatistics and data analysis...” —Computing Reviews.com A proven go-to guide for data analysis, Making Sense of DataI: A Practical Guide to Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Mining,Second Edition focuses on basic data analysis approaches thatare necessary to make timely and accurate decisions in a diverserange of projects. Based on the authors’ practical experiencein implementing data analysis and data mining, the new editionprovides clear explanations that guide readers from almost everyfield of study. In order to facilitate the needed steps when handling a dataanalysis or data mining project, a step-by-step approach aidsprofessionals in carefully analyzing data and implementing results,leading to the development of smarter business decisions. The toolsto summarize and interpret data in order to master data analysisare integrated throughout, and the Second Edition alsofeatures: Updated exercises for both manual and computer-aidedimplementation with accompanying worked examples New appendices with coverage on the freely availableTraceis™ software, including tutorials using data from avariety of disciplines such as the social sciences, engineering,and finance New topical coverage on multiple linear regression and logisticregression to provide a range of widely used and transparentapproaches Additional real-world examples of data preparation to establisha practical background for making decisions from data Making Sense of Data I: A Practical Guide to Exploratory DataAnalysis and Data Mining, Second Edition is an excellentreference for researchers and professionals who need to achieveeffective decision making from data. The Second Edition isalso an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate-level coursesin data analysis and data mining and is appropriate forcross-disciplinary courses found within computer science andengineering departments.

Making Sense of Data Set


Author: Glenn J. Myatt
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118395141
Category: Mathematics
Page: 991
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Making Sense of Data: A Practical Guide to Exploratory Data Analysis and Data Mining by Glenn J. Myatt (978-0-470-07471-8), Making Sense of Data II: A Practical Guide to Data Visualization, Advanced Data Mining Methods, and Applications by Glenn J. Myatt and Wayne P. Johnson (978-0-470-22280-5), and Making Sense of Data III: A Practical Guide to Designing Interactive Data Visualizations by Glenn J. Myatt and Wayne P. Johnson (978-0-470-53649-0)

The Role of Evidence in Risk Characterization

Making Sense of Conflicting Data
Author: Peter M. Wiedemann,Holger Schütz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527622365
Category: Science
Page: 239
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One of the few books to focus on the critical problem of the correct characterization of conflicting data for an adequate risk evaluation, this title comprehensively covers the different approaches in various research areas in the US and in Europe, while also considering the ethical implications of risk evaluation. In addition, special attention is paid to the sensitive topic of potential health risks through electromagnetic fields. Written by leading experts in the field, this is an indispensable resource for policy makers and professionals in health risk assessment.

Making Sense of Data

A Self-Instruction Manual on the Interpretation of Epidemiological Data
Author: J. H. Abramson,Z. H. Abramson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199759766
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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This self-instructional manual on the interpretation and use of epidemiologic data deals with the basic concepts and skills needed for the appraisal of published reports or one's own findings. Applications in clinical medicine, public health, community medicine, and research are all taken into consideration. Making Sense of Data is designed as a workbook of short exercises and instructional self-tests that introduce fundamental approaches and procedures in data interpretation and develop competency in working with epidemiologic tools. Basic concepts are presented in the first section, which also demonstrates the step-by-step assessment of data. The next section discusses rates and other simple measures, and the third shows how to judge their accuracy. Section IV and V deal with more complex issues of associations between variables and the appraisal of cause-effect relationships. Section VI deals with meta-analysis (the critical review and integration of the findings from separate studies) and section VII with the questions to be asked before deciding to apply study results in practice. Numerous changes have been made in this edition, including the addition of a section on the practical application of epidemiological findings, discussions of new topics (Cox proportional hazards regression, qualitative studies, ROC curves), and fresh examples.

Research in Nursing and Health

Understanding and Using Quantitative and Qualitative Methods, 2nd Edition
Author: Carol Noll Hoskins, PhD, RN, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826197252
Category: Medical
Page: 200
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This book offers the reader a synopsis of research, appreciating both the science and art of inquiry. It is designed to present the basic elements of conducting and understanding nursing research using an expeditious and useful reference format. This updated new edition offers the reader a step-by-step guide to conducting research and to understanding the research studies done by others. It describes both quantitative and qualitative investigations. The book is written in outline format, for quick reference. An important feature of the new edition is an extensive listing of online databases and knowledge resources. Graduate students and nurse researchers will find this an easily accessible source of valuable information.

Data Assimilation

Making Sense of Observations
Author: William Lahoz,Boris Khattatov,Richard Menard
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540747031
Category: Science
Page: 718
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Data assimilation methods were largely developed for operational weather forecasting, but in recent years have been applied to an increasing range of earth science disciplines. This book will set out the theoretical basis of data assimilation with contributions by top international experts in the field. Various aspects of data assimilation are discussed including: theory; observations; models; numerical weather prediction; evaluation of observations and models; assessment of future satellite missions; application to components of the Earth System. References are made to recent developments in data assimilation theory (e.g. Ensemble Kalman filter), and to novel applications of the data assimilation method (e.g. ionosphere, Mars data assimilation).

Data mining

praktische Werkzeuge und Techniken für das maschinelle Lernen
Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783446215337
Category:
Page: 386
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Igniting Customer Connections

Fire Up Your Company's Growth By Multiplying Customer Experience and Engagement
Author: Andrew Frawley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118916727
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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A new data-driven approach to building customer relationshipsthat fuel sustainable business growth Igniting Customer Connections explores how organizationsof all sizes can build powerful and profitable customerrelationships in a today's increasingly complex, fast-paced, andfragmented marketplace. Written by the president of one of theworld's largest marketing firms, the book provides expert insightsabout connecting with customers effectively across all channels andover time. The central premise is a refreshingly different,evidence-based approach called Return On Experience andEngagement, or ROE2, which delivers a new wayto inspire and measure customer connections—and improvebusiness results. The traditional marketing campaign—a battle for attentionwith a clear launch date and endpoint—no longer works.Marketing is faster and more complex than ever, and consumers nowhave the power to turn off the message. Igniting CustomerConnections explores the benefits of a new approach thatenables companies to connect with customers, rather thanjust talk at them. Topics include: Why classic ROI is losing relevance as a way to measureresults—and to budget marketing spend How to make powerful connections by taking full advantage of"atomic moments of truth" Amplifying the impact of customer experience andengagement Creating a continuous, measurable, repeatable process forgrowth The key to winning customers and building long-term business iscreating positive customer experiences that inspire ongoingengagement—from Facebook "likes" to purchase decisions. Basedon data and stories drawn from dozens of top brands and thousandsof consumers, Igniting Customer Connections helps marketerscreate long-term brand equity and sustainable business growth.

Making Sense of Corruption in India

An Investigation Into the Logic of Bribery
Author: Mira Fels
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825813843
Category: Social Science
Page: 141
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Corruption, a major problem in the present, global world, is a very complex phenomenon. It has economic, political and ethical aspects and is simultaneously a global and a local issue. This anthropological study shows how actors in Indian society are entangled in hierarchical relations of social, economic and political inequality that breed corruption, yet also how resistance against corruption takes place in local context. By exposing the complexity of corruption and also by questioning apparently simple remedies, this rich study certainly contributes to "making sense" of corruption in India.

Homo Deus

Eine Geschichte von Morgen
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406704026
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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In seinem Kultbuch „Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit“ erklärte Yuval Noah Harari, wie unsere Spezies die Erde erobern konnte. In „Homo Deus“ stößt er vor in eine noch verborgene Welt: die Zukunft. Was wird mit uns und unserem Planeten passieren, wenn die neuen Technologien dem Menschen gottgleiche Fähigkeiten verleihen – schöpferische wie zerstörerische – und das Leben selbst auf eine völlig neue Stufe der Evolution heben? Wie wird es dem Homo Sapiens ergehen, wenn er einen technikverstärkten Homo Deus erschafft, der sich vom heutigen Menschen deutlicher unterscheidet als dieser vom Neandertaler? Was bleibt von uns und der modernen Religion des Humanismus, wenn wir Maschinen konstruieren, die alles besser können als wir? In unserer Gier nach Gesundheit, Glück und Macht könnten wir uns ganz allmählich so weit verändern, bis wir schließlich keine Menschen mehr sind.

Making Sense of Factor Analysis

The Use of Factor Analysis for Instrument Development in Health Care Research
Author: Marjorie A. Pett,Nancy R. Lackey,John J. Sullivan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761919503
Category: Education
Page: 348
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Making Sense of Factor Analysis: The Use of Factor Analysis for Instrument Development in Health Care Research presents a straightforward explanation of the complex statistical procedures involved in factor analysis. Authors Marjorie A. Pett, Nancy M. Lackey, and John J. Sullivan provide a step-by-step approach to analyzing data using statistical computer packages like SPSS and SAS. Emphasizing the interrelationship between factor analysis and test construction, the authors examine numerous practical and theoretical decisions that must be made to efficiently run and accurately interpret the outcomes of these sophisticated computer programs.

8th Grade Technology

32-lesson Comprehensive Curriculum
Author: Ask a Tech Teacher
Publisher: Structured Learning LLC
ISBN: 0989369013
Category: Education
Page: 225
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Ninth in a series designed to teach technology by integrating it into classroom inquiry. The choice of hundreds of school districts, private schools and homeschoolers around the world, this nine-volume suite is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program for kindergarten-eighth grade (each grade level textbook sold separately) whether you're the lab specialist, IT coordinator, or classroom teacher. The 32-week technology curriculum is designed with the unique needs of middle school technology IT classes in mind. Textbook includes: * 229 images * 21 assessments * 19 articles * Grade 6-8 wide-ranging Scope and Sequence * Grade 6-8 technology curriculum map * 32 weeks of lessons, taught using the 'flipped classroom' approach * monthly homework (3rd-8th only) * posters ready to print and hang on your walls Each lesson is aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Educational Technology Standards and includes: * Common Core Standards * ISTE Standards * essential question * big idea * materials required * domain-specific vocabulary * problem solving for lesson * time required to complete * teacher preparation required * steps to accomplish goals * assessment strategies * class warmups * class exit tickets * how to extend learning * additional resources * homework (where relevant) * examples * grading rubrics * emphasis on comprehension/problem-solving/critical thinking/preparing students for career and college * focus on transfer of knowledge and blended learning, collaboration and sharing Learning is organized into units that are easily adapted to the shorter class periods of Middle School. They include: * Coding/Programming * Differentiated Learning * Digital Citizenship * Digital Tools * Engineering and Design * Internet Search/Research * Keyboarding * Learn Through Service * Programming with Alice * Problem Solving * Robotics * Search/Research * SketchUp * Spreadsheets: Gradebooks and Budgets * Visual Learning * Web Communication Tools * MS Word Certification

Making Sense of Social Situations

How to Run a Group-based Intervention Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Albert J. Cotugno
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849058482
Category: Psychology
Page: 367
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Dr. Cotugno employs theories of group therapy and cognitive-development and integrates them with skill-based instructional approaches to develop the comprehensive Social Competence Enhancement Program (SCEP).This peer-based, group-focused program is explained in detail, including a step-by-step guide to its implementation.

Making Sense of Social Theory

A Practical Introduction
Author: Charles H. Powers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742530478
Category: Social Science
Page: 243
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In this short introductory sociology textbook, Powers (anthropology and sociology, Santa Clara U.) aims to provide a conceptual and historical map of the discipline, explain some of its major theoretical principles, and demonstrate the links between research and theory. He offers chapters on Durkhei

Smart Machines

IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing
Author: John E. Kelly III,Steve Hamm
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537271
Category: Computers
Page: 160
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We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM's Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and engineers at IBM and elsewhere are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to create machines that sense, learn, reason, and interact with people in new ways to provide insight and advice. In Smart Machines, John E. Kelly III, director of IBM Research, and Steve Hamm, a writer at IBM and a former business and technology journalist, introduce the fascinating world of "cognitive systems" to general audiences and provide a window into the future of computing. Cognitive systems promise to penetrate complexity and assist people and organizations in better decision making. They can help doctors evaluate and treat patients, augment the ways we see, anticipate major weather events, and contribute to smarter urban planning. Kelly and Hamm's comprehensive perspective describes this technology inside and out and explains how it will help us conquer the harnessing and understanding of "big data," one of the major computing challenges facing businesses and governments in the coming decades. Absorbing and impassioned, their book will inspire governments, academics, and the global tech industry to work together to power this exciting wave in innovation.

Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts

Concepts and Cases
Author: Roy Lewicki
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 161091287X
Category: Nature
Page: 296
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Despite a vast amount of effort and expertise devoted to them, many environmental conflicts have remained mired in controversy, stubbornly defying resolution. Why can some environmental problems be resolved in one locale but remain contentious in another, often carrying on for decades? What is it about certain issues or the people involved that make a conflict seemingly insoluble? Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts addresses those and related questions, examining what researchers and experts in the field characterize as "intractable" disputes—intense disputes that persist over long periods of time and cannot be resolved through consensus-building efforts or by administrative, legal, or political means. The approach focuses on the "frames" parties use to define and enact the dispute—the lenses through which they interpret and understand the conflict and critical conflict dynamics. Through analysis of interviews, news media coverage, meeting transcripts, and archival data, the contributors to the book examine the concept of framing and the role that it plays in conflicts; outline the essential characteristics of intractability and its major causes; offer case studies of eight intractable environmental conflicts; present a rich body of original interview material from affected parties; and set forth recommendations for intervention that can help resolve disputes. Within each case chapter, the authors describe the historical development and fundamental nature of the conflict and then analyze the case from the perspective of the key frames that are integral to understanding the dynamics of the dispute. They also offer cross-case analyses of related conflicts. Conflicts examined include those over natural resource use, toxic pollutants, water quality, and growth.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge
Author: Norman Don
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800648105
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web III

ISWC International Workshops, URSW 2011-2013, Revised Selected Papers
Author: Fernando Bobillo,Rommel N. Carvalho,Paulo C.G. Costa,Claudia d'Amato,Nicola Fanizzi,Kathryn B. Laskey,Kenneth J. Laskey,Thomas Lukasiewicz,Matthias Nickles,Michael Pool
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319134132
Category: Computers
Page: 329
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This book contains revised and significantly extended versions of selected papers from three workshops on Uncertainty Reasoning for the Semantic Web (URSW), held at the International Semantic Web Conferences (ISWC) in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The 16 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on probabilistic and Dempster-Shafer models, fuzzy and possibilistic models, inductive reasoning and machine learning, and hybrid approaches.