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Algorithmic Puzzles

Anany Levitin, Maria Levitin - 2011 - Mathematics - Limited preview
While many think of algorithms as specific to computer science, at its core algorithmic thinking is defined by the use of analytical logic to solve problems. This logic extends far beyond the realm of computer science and into the wide and ...
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Evaluation in the Extreme: Research, Impact and Politics in Violently ...

Kenneth Bush, Colleen Duggan - 2015 - Evaluation research (Social action programs) - No preview available
Explores the challenges of identifying and evaluating the positive and negative impacts of research (broadly defined) in a broad range of conflict-affected societies driven by armed conflict, political depredation and social violence.
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Social Network Analysis: An Actor Centred Approach

Nick Crossley, Elisa Bellotti, Gemma Edwards, Martin G Everett, Johan Koskinen, Mark Tranmer - 2015 - Social Science - No preview available
The highly respected team at Manchester University discuss both qualitative, quantitative and mixed approaches, introducing the reader to both basic and foundational methods. These are then applied to the cutting edge of contemporary social ...
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Monitoring and Evaluation in Health and Social Development: Interpretive and ...

Stephen Bell, Peter Aggleton - 2016 - Social Science - Limited preview
New approaches are needed to monitor and evaluate health and social development. Existing strategies tend to require expensive, time-consuming analytical procedures. The growing emphasis on results-based programming has resulted in evaluation ...
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Ethnographic Decision Tree Modeling

C. H. Gladwin - 1989 - Social Science - Limited preview
Why do people in a certain group behave the way they do? And, more importantly, what specific criteria was used by the group in question? Ethnographic Decision Tree Modeling presents a practical method for answering these questions. From starting ...
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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner - 2016 - Economic forecasting - No preview available
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CMI MANAGEMENT FUTURES BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD What if we could improve our ability to predict the future? Everything we do involves forecasts about how the future will unfold. Whether buying a new house or ...
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Multi-Method Social Science: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Tools

Jason Seawright - 2016 - Political Science - Limited preview
This book provides the first systematic guide to designing multi-method research, considering a wide range of statistical and qualitative tools.
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Managing for Sustainable Development Impact: An Integrated Approach to ...

Cecile Kuster, Karen Batjes - 2017 - Social Science - No preview available
This guide is not a comprehensive book on how to carry out evaluations. Rather, it attempts to provide an overall framework with guiding principles for conducting an evaluation. The guide draws heavily on the experiences of the Centre for ...
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Data Mining for the Masses, Second Edition: With Implementations in ...

Matthew North - 2016 - No preview available
We live in a world that generates tremendous amounts of data-more than ever before. In business, and in our personal lives, we use smartphones and tablets, web sites and watches; with dozens of apps and interfaces to shop, learn, entertain and ...
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Excel VBA Programming For Dummies

John Walkenbach - 2015 - Computers - Limited preview
Take your data analysis and Excel programming skills to new heights In order to take Excel to the next level, you need to understand and implement the power of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This 4th edition of Excel VBA Programming For ...
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