Many parametric approaches to ranking multivariate populations have drawbacks in areas, such as business and industrial research. This book introduces a novel permutation-based nonparametric approach for ranking several multivariate populations. It covers the theoretical details in depth and many detailed worked examples and case studies show how the approach can be applied in practice. The authors' web-based software for the analyses is available for download on their website.
This is a librarian-friendly guide to creating user-friendly websites.If your library's website is not as user-friendly as it could or should be, you need this book. A "LITA" guide, it is the most authoritative, current reference on usability testing for libraries. It gives you practical advice in clear, non-technical prose, plus success stories from 18 academic, public, corporate, and government libraries. Read it and you will learn what usability assessments are, why they are important for libraries, why you should do them regularly, and what the most common challenges are. You will also learn all of the necessary how-tos, whats, and whys for the most common assessment techniques and how to interpret your results, document findings, and effectively communicate results and recommendations.Usability-in-action success stories from Purdue, the University of Virginia, and Wright State University libraries; the Clinton Macomb Public Library in Michigan; the MITRE corporate library; and the library at NASA Goddard offer rare insights and practical advice for facing challenges like limited time, working within a budget, and rallying support for website changes. For library webmasters, members of library Web or usability teams, and library administrators committed to putting their patrons at the center of their website design strategy but unsure of how to begin - this book will show you how.
"State Rankings 2010" is "CQ Press'" popular rankings reference book that makes it easy to compare states in education, health, crime, transportation, taxes, government finance, and so much more. "State Rankings" has become a favorite resource on reference shelves throughout the United States and around the world. The editors have compiled useful statistics that would otherwise take an enormous amount of time to research. In more than 550 user-friendly tables, "State Rankings 2010" compares every state and Washington, DC, in the following areas: Agriculture; Population; Economy; Environment; Government finance; Crime; Education; Geography; Social welfare; Defence; Health; Energy; and, Housing. The formula and methodology are discussed in a narrative chapter allowing researchers to cite statistics with context.
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