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Evaluability Assessment: Improving Evaluation Quality and Use

Michael S. Trevisan, Tamara M. Walser - 2014 - Social Science - Limited preview
Evaluability assessment (EA) can lead to development of sound program theory, increased stakeholder involvement and empowerment, better understanding of program culture and context, enhanced collaboration and communication, process and findings ...

Predictive Analytics and Data Mining: Concepts and Practice with RapidMiner

Vijay Kotu, Bala Deshpande - 2014 - Computers - No preview available
Put Predictive Analytics into Action Learn the basics of Predictive Analysis and Data Mining through an easy to understand conceptual framework and immediately practice the concepts learned using the open source RapidMiner tool. Whether you are ...

Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

Andreas Wagner - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
“Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them. Nature’s many innovations—some uncannily perfect—call for natural principles that accelerate life’s ability to innovate.” Darwin’s theory of natural selection explains how ...

Algorithms Unlocked

Thomas H. Cormen - 2013 - Computers - Limited preview
Have you ever wondered how your GPS can find the fastest way to your destination, selecting one route from seemingly countless possibilities in mere seconds? How your credit card account number is protected when you make a purchase over the ...

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

Charles Wheelan - 2013 - Mathematics - Limited preview
Demystifies the study of statistics by stripping away the technical details to examine the underlying intuition essential for understanding statistical concepts.

Who Counts?: The Power of Participatory Statistics

Jeremy Holland - 2013 - Economic development - No preview available
Local people can generate their own numbers and the statistics that result are powerful for themselves and can influence policy. Development practitioners are supporting and facilitating participatory statistics from community-level planning ...

Systems Concepts in Action: A Practitioner's Toolkit

Bob Williams, Richard Hummelbrunner - 2010 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Systems Concepts in Action: A Practitioner's Toolkit explores the application of systems ideas to investigate, evaluate, and intervene in complex and messy situations. The text serves as a field guide, with each chapter representing a method for ...

Running Randomized Evaluations: A Practical Guide

Rachel Glennerster, Kudzai Takavarasha - 2013 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible guide to running randomized impact evaluations of social programs. Drawing on the experience of researchers at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, which has run hundreds of such evaluations ...

Configurational Comparative Methods: Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA ...

Benoît Rihoux, Charles C. Ragin - 2009 - Social Science - Limited preview
This new addition to the Applied Social Research Methods series is unrivalled, it is written by leaders in the growing field of rigorous, comparative techniques.

Who Counts?: The Power of Participatory Statistics

Jeremy Holland - 2013 - Social Science - No preview available
Local people can generate their own numbers and the statistics that result are powerful for themselves and can influence policy. Development practitioners are supporting and facilitating participatory statistics from community-level planning ...