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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 ...

Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences: A Guide to Qualitative ...

Carsten Q. Schneider, Claudius Wagemann - 2012 - Political Science - Limited preview
A 'user's guide' to Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) and the methodological family of set-theoretic methods in social science.

Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History

Richard J. Evans - 2014 - History - Limited preview
A bullet misses its target in Sarajevo, a would-be Austrian painter gets into the Viennese academy, Lord Halifax becomes British prime minister in 1940 instead of Churchill: seemingly minor twists of fate on which world-shaking events might have ...

Collaborative Evaluations: A Step-by-step Model for the Evaluator

Liliana Rodriguez-Campos - 2005 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
This book introduces the Model for Collaborative Evaluations (MCE). The MCE is a comprehensive framework for guiding collaborative evaluations in a precise, realistic, and useful manner.