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The Resource Does measurement measure up? : how numbers reveal and conceal the truth, John M. Henshaw

Does measurement measure up? : how numbers reveal and conceal the truth, John M. Henshaw

Label
Does measurement measure up? : how numbers reveal and conceal the truth
Title
Does measurement measure up?
Title remainder
how numbers reveal and conceal the truth
Statement of responsibility
John M. Henshaw
Title variation
How numbers reveal and conceal the truth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Henshaw examines the ways in which measurement makes sense or creates nonsense
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA465
LC item number
.H46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Does measurement measure up? : how numbers reveal and conceal the truth, John M. Henshaw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Garbage in, garbage out : the computer and measurement
  • How funny is that? Knowledge without measurement?
  • Faith, hope, and love : the future of measurement, and of knowledge
  • Of love and luminescence : what, why, and how things get measured
  • Doing the math : scales, standards, and some beautiful measurements
  • The ratings game : "overall" measurements and rankings
  • Measurement in business : what gets measured gets done
  • Games of inches : sports and measurement
  • Measuring the mind : intelligence, biology, and education
  • Man : the measure of all things
  • It's not just the heat, it's the humidity : global warming and environmental measurement
Control code
61724420
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780801883750
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005027716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61724420
Label
Does measurement measure up? : how numbers reveal and conceal the truth, John M. Henshaw
Publication
Copyright
Note
Printed on acid-free paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Garbage in, garbage out : the computer and measurement
  • How funny is that? Knowledge without measurement?
  • Faith, hope, and love : the future of measurement, and of knowledge
  • Of love and luminescence : what, why, and how things get measured
  • Doing the math : scales, standards, and some beautiful measurements
  • The ratings game : "overall" measurements and rankings
  • Measurement in business : what gets measured gets done
  • Games of inches : sports and measurement
  • Measuring the mind : intelligence, biology, and education
  • Man : the measure of all things
  • It's not just the heat, it's the humidity : global warming and environmental measurement
Control code
61724420
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 228 pages
Isbn
9780801883750
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005027716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61724420

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