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Inge Kronberg Environmental Management and Assessment Inge Kronberg Environmental Management and Assessment Новинка

Inge Kronberg Environmental Management and Assessment

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Lecture Notes from the year 2006 in the subject Environmental Sciences, , 70 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Manuskript zu einem Seminar für internationale Meereskundler zum Thema Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung (UVP) , abstract: The concept of sustainable development was introduced in the early 1980's; it is seen as the key to economic, social and even cultural survival. Preventive environmental protection should be the guideline in the planning of projects. Environmental management starts at the level of programmes and polices, continues with plans and decisions for proposals and needs control and monitoring during the operation period.Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is an integral part of the planning process; it is incorporated into existing legal systems and administrative procedures. Responsible for a successful EIA are: Screening, scoping, public participation, preparation of EIA-document and decision. The EIA-document contents: Description of project, outline of alternatives, description of the environment, description of environmental impacts, description of mitigating factors, difficulties compiling information and a nontechnical summary. Effective environmental management depends on reproducible environmental assessment.
Leslie Goodyear Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation. From Theory to Practice Leslie Goodyear Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation. From Theory to Practice Новинка

Leslie Goodyear Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation. From Theory to Practice

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Integrate qualitative inquiry approaches and methods into the practice of evaluation Qualitative inquiry can have a major effect on evaluation practice, and provides evaluators a means to explore and examine various settings and contexts in need of rich description and deeper understanding. Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation: From Theory to Practice explores the most important considerations for both students and evaluation professionals. Using various evaluation theories and approaches as a springboard for real-world practice, this reference serves as an accessible text for beginning students and seasoned professionals alike. Readers are given an in-depth view of the key qualities and benefits of qualitative inquiry, which also serves as a crucial counterpart to quantitative analysis. Chapters in part one focus on the foundations, core concepts, and intersection of evaluation theory and qualitative inquiry. Part two contains contributions from leading evaluators whose design, implementation, and reporting strategies for qualitative inquiry are centered on common, real-world settings. These case-based chapters point to the strengths and challenges of implementing qualitative evaluations. Key competencies for conducting effective qualitative evaluations are also discussed. Explores the role of qualitative inquiry in many prominent approaches to evaluation Discusses the method's history and delves into key concepts in qualitative inquiry and evaluation Helps readers understand which qualities are necessary to be an effective qualitative evaluator Presents the viewpoints and experiences of expert editors and contributing authors with high levels of understanding on the topic Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation: From Theory to Practice is a vital tool for evaluators and students alike who are looking to deepen their understanding of the theoretical perspectives and practice considerations of qualitative evaluation.
Barbara Rosenstein Evaluation and Social Justice in Complex Sociopolitical Contexts. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 146 Barbara Rosenstein Evaluation and Social Justice in Complex Sociopolitical Contexts. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 146 Новинка

Barbara Rosenstein Evaluation and Social Justice in Complex Sociopolitical Contexts. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 146

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This volume is devoted to the theme of social responsibility, social justice, and evaluation. It examines the evaluation–social justice interface and: shares a variety of options and examples from different settings, gives voice to populations whose voices are rarely heard, and contributes to fulfilling the potential of the significant role evaluation can have in promoting social change. First discussing issues related to evaluation, social responsibility, social justice, and marginalized populations in general, it goes on to address issues concerning populations marginalized due to health, psychological, and physical difficulties; their cultural or ethnic/national status; or the specific geopolitical context of Israel. This is the 146th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Новинка

Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131

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This issue of New Directions for Evaluation (NDE) marks a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). NDE is an official publication of AEA and has been a crucial means for the Association to foster and promote the professionalization of evaluation through thematic discussions of theory and practice in evaluation. NDE was first published in 1978 under the name New Directions for Program Evaluation, although the title became New Directions for Evaluation in 1995 in acknowledgement of the broader scope of evaluation.
Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131 Новинка

Sandra Mathison Really New Directions in Evaluation: Young Evaluators' Perspectives. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 131

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This issue of New Directions for Evaluation (NDE) marks a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). NDE is an official publication of AEA and has been a crucial means for the Association to foster and promote the professionalization of evaluation through thematic discussions of theory and practice in evaluation. NDE was first published in 1978 under the name New Directions for Program Evaluation, although the title became New Directions for Evaluation in 1995 in acknowledgement of the broader scope of evaluation.
Monica Stitt-Bergh Evaluating Student Learning in Higher Education: Beyond the Public Rhetoric. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 151 Monica Stitt-Bergh Evaluating Student Learning in Higher Education: Beyond the Public Rhetoric. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 151 Новинка

Monica Stitt-Bergh Evaluating Student Learning in Higher Education: Beyond the Public Rhetoric. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 151

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Evaluation has played a fundamental role throughout the history of higher education. It has been key to institutional missions and for accountability concerns for public funding policy and fiscal oversight. In the last 30 years, there has been focused attention on the quality of education and student learning. Campuses have stepped up their initiatives to evaluate educational outcomes—and communicate these to their constituencies—just as regional, state, and national efforts have emerged regarding assessment of learning outcomes. In this context, various methods and approaches to evaluative inquiry have emerged to support efforts to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of instructional practice and curriculum for higher learning. This edition examines perspectives on evaluation studies addressing higher education learning—from program- to institution-based studies and critiques of practice—to document successes and identify significant challenges that face evaluators and the collaborating educators in the continuing development of higher education. This examination represents both an investigation into the particular insights that evaluative inquiry contributes to the scholarship and practice of higher education and a reflection on the evaluation expertise that can be applied across contexts of professional practice and program development. This is the 151st issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Sharlene Hesse-Biber Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 138 Sharlene Hesse-Biber Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 138 Новинка

Sharlene Hesse-Biber Mixed Methods and Credibility of Evidence in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 138

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Mixed methods in evaluation have the potential to enhance the credibility of evaluation and the outcomes of evaluation. This issue explores advances in understanding mixed methods in philosophical, theoretical, and methodological terms and presents specific illustrations of the application of these concepts in evaluation practice. Leading thinkers in the mixed methods evaluation community provide frameworks and strategies that are associated with improving the probability of reaching the goals of enhanced credibility for evaluations, the evidence they produce, and the actions taken as a result of the evaluation findings. This is the 138th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis Новинка

Dean Spaulding T. Program Evaluation in Practice. Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis

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An updated guide to the core concepts of program evaluation This updated edition of Program Evaluation in Practice covers the core concepts of program evaluation and uses case studies to touch on real-world issues that arise when conducting an evaluation project. This important resource is filled with illustrative examples written in accessible terms and provides a wide variety of evaluation projects that can be used for discussion, analysis, and reflection. The book addresses foundations and theories of evaluation, tools and methods for collecting data, writing of reports, and the sharing of findings. The discussion questions and class activities at the end of each chapter are designed to help process the information in that chapter and to integrate the information from the other chapters, thus facilitating the learning process. As useful for students as it is for evaluators in training, Program Evaluation in Practice is a must-have text for those aspiring to be effective evaluators. Includes expanded discussion of basic theories and approaches to program evaluation Features a new chapter on objective-based evaluation and a new section on ethics in program evaluation Provides more detailed information and in-depth description for each case, including evaluation approaches, fresh references, new readings, and the new Joint Committee Standards for Evaluation
Paul Brandon R. Research on Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 148 Paul Brandon R. Research on Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 148 Новинка

Paul Brandon R. Research on Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 148

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This issue broaden the field’s understanding of Research on Evaluation (RoE) in practice, with a focus on empirical RoE. Considering the full collection of RoE studies, it defines RoE as systematic empirical inquiry resulting in original findings or in reexaminations of existing data about the practice, methods, or profession of program evaluation. RoE inquiries address: the inputs into evaluations, the contexts within which evaluations are conducted, the full range of methods and activities of evaluations, evaluation’s proximal or distal effects, or the professional issues that evaluators encounter. The inquiries include case studies, reflective narratives, studies about evaluation methods, literature reviews, oral histories, bibliometric studies, meta-evaluations, experiments, longitudinal studies, simulations, and time-series studies. This is the 148th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Jane Wills Vital Notes for Nurses. Promoting Health Jane Wills Vital Notes for Nurses. Promoting Health Новинка

Jane Wills Vital Notes for Nurses. Promoting Health

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Promoting Health is a concise, accessible introduction to health promotion and public health for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses. Promoting the health and well-being of patients is a vital part of the nursing role. This introductory text in the Vital Notes for Nurses series explores issues such as public health priorities, health inequalities, health promotion settings, and the role of the nurse in health promotion roles. Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no prior knowledge Each chapter includes learning objectives, case studies, scenarios, activities and learning outcomes Includes specific application to nursing practice in every chapter Identifies strategies for promoting health with individuals and communities and for protecting the health of the general population
Jane Wills Vital Notes for Nurses. Promoting Health Jane Wills Vital Notes for Nurses. Promoting Health Новинка

Jane Wills Vital Notes for Nurses. Promoting Health

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Vital Notes for Nurses: Promoting Health is a concise, accessible introduction to health promotion and public health for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses. Promoting the health and well-being of patients is a vital part of the nursing role. This introductory text in the Vital Notes for Nurses series explores issues such as public health priorities, health inequalities, health promotion settings, and the role of the nurse in health promotion roles. Written in a clear, accessible style which assumes no prior knowledge Each chapter includes learning objectives, case studies, scenarios, activities and learning outcomes Includes specific application to nursing practice in every chapter Identifies strategies for promoting health with individuals and communities and for protecting the health of the general population
David Williams D. Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 150 David Williams D. Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 150 Новинка

David Williams D. Seven North American Evaluation Pioneers. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 150

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How do people evaluate in daily life? This issue broaches this topic to better understand this dimension of being human, to develop evaluation theory, and to improve extraprofessional and professional evaluation practice. As part of a larger study addressing these issues in the lives of many professional evaluators around the world, case studies of seven early evaluation theorists and practitioners from North America were conducted. This issue contains articles with stories of some of their evaluation life experiences told and interpreted by these individuals, with commentary by an eighth evaluator. Themes that cross the cases are proposed, and responses by the individuals highlighted are shared in a final article. This is the 150th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Baron Michelle E. Internal Evaluation in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 132 Baron Michelle E. Internal Evaluation in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 132 Новинка

Baron Michelle E. Internal Evaluation in the 21st Century. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 132

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Nowadays, a considerable amount of evaluation work is implemented internally—both nationally and across the world. As such, it is exceedingly important for evaluators and organizations to be aware of the issues in designing and implementing internal evaluation to realize its potential for enhancing organizational growth, competitive advantage, and social impact. This issue includes perspectives on internal evaluation from experienced evaluation practitioners from different fields and organizations who share theoretical and practical examples and case studies in promoting and conducting internal evaluation. The chapters: Highlight societal and organizational changes that have shaped the current trends in internal evaluation Discuss foundational issues in internal evaluation Provide rich illustrations of internal evaluation practice in different settings with diverse foci (customer-driven vision and a results-based orientation for evaluation, accountability and development, and building evaluation capacity). This is the 132nd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
The Role of Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation. A Mandate for Inclusion, the Discovery of Truth and Understanding (PB) The Role of Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation. A Mandate for Inclusion, the Discovery of Truth and Understanding (PB) Новинка

The Role of Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation. A Mandate for Inclusion, the Discovery of Truth and Understanding (PB)

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This volume seeks to address select questions drawn from the matrix of the complex issues related to culturally responsive evaluation.We ask, should evaluation be culturally responsive? Is the field heading in the right direction in its attempt to become more culturallyresponsive? We ask, what is culturally responsive evaluation today and what might it become tomorrow?This edited volume does not promise to deliver answers to all, most, or even many of the complex answers facing the evaluationcommunity regarding the role of culture and cultural context in evaluative theory and practice. This is not a scientific undertaking. We arenot ready for concerns with prediction, explanation or control. We are ready for serious explorations, however. Even if the evaluation communitycannot articulate the necessary and sufficient conditions for a culturally relevant evaluation it does know several of the desiderata.Our concern and the direction of this volume has been reflections of evaluation theory, history, and practice within the context of culture withillustrative examples.
Participatory Evaluation Up Close. An Integration of Research-Based Knowledge Participatory Evaluation Up Close. An Integration of Research-Based Knowledge Новинка

Participatory Evaluation Up Close. An Integration of Research-Based Knowledge

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Empiricism provides the backbone of knowledge creation within social science disciplines (e.g., psychology,sociology) and applied domains of study (e.g., education, administration) alike. Yet, relative to such domainsof inquiry, comparatively little empirical research on evaluation has occurred, and the research knowledge basebeen infrequently synthesized and integrated to influence theory and practice. The proposed book aims to fillthis void with regard to participatory evaluation, a set of collaborative approaches to evaluation that isreceiving considerable attention of late, including a growing body of empirical studies.The authors begin in Part 1 with the delineation of a widely known and familiar conceptual framework forparticipatory evaluation. They then use the framework in Part 2 as a guide to conducting an extensive review of the extant empirical knowledge base inparticipatory evaluation, culminating in a thematic analysis of what we know about the approach. In Part 3 the authors focus on methodologicalconsiderations of doing research on participatory evaluation through a critique of existing studies and an explication of design choices drawn fromtheir own research program. The book concludes in Part 4 with implications for moving the field forward in terms of important research questions,methodological direction and evaluation practice.This book will be of central interest to evaluation theorists and to those who choose to conduct research on evaluation; appeal will...
Craig Adam Forensic Evidence in Court. Evaluation and Scientific Opinion Craig Adam Forensic Evidence in Court. Evaluation and Scientific Opinion Новинка

Craig Adam Forensic Evidence in Court. Evaluation and Scientific Opinion

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The interpretation and evaluation of scientific evidence and its presentation in a court of law is central both to the role of the forensic scientist as an expert witness and to the interests of justice. This book aims to provide a thorough and detailed discussion of the principles and practice of evidence interpretation and evaluation by using real cases by way of illustration. The presentation is appropriate for students of forensic science or related disciplines at advanced undergraduate and master's level or for practitioners engaged in continuing professional development activity. The book is structured in three sections. The first sets the scene by describing and debating the issues around the admissibility and reliability of scientific evidence presented to the court. In the second section, the principles underpinning interpretation and evaluation are explained, including discussion of those formal statistical methods founded on Bayesian inference. The following chapters present perspectives on the evaluation and presentation of evidence in the context of a single type or class of scientific evidence, from DNA to the analysis of documents. For each, the science underpinning the analysis and interpretation of the forensic materials is explained, followed by the presentation of cases which illustrate the variety of approaches that have been taken in providing expert scientific opinion.
J. Thornton An essay on the best means of promoting the spread of Divine Truth in the unenlightened villages of Great Britain J. Thornton An essay on the best means of promoting the spread of Divine Truth in the unenlightened villages of Great Britain Новинка

J. Thornton An essay on the best means of promoting the spread of Divine Truth in the unenlightened villages of Great Britain

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Evergreen Stephanie Data Visualization, Part 2. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 140 Evergreen Stephanie Data Visualization, Part 2. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 140 Новинка

Evergreen Stephanie Data Visualization, Part 2. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 140

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This issue delivers concrete suggestions for optimally using data visualization in evaluation, as well as suggestions for best practices in data visualization design. It focuses on specific quantitative and qualitative data visualization approaches that include data dashboards, graphic recording, and geographic information systems (GIS). Readers will get a step-by-step process for designing an effective data dashboard system for programs and organizations, and various suggestions to improve their utility. The next section illustrates the role that graphic recording can play in helping programs and evaluators understand and communicate the mission and impact that an intervention is having in a democratic and culturally competent way. The GIS section provides specific examples of how mapped data can be used to understand program implementation and effectiveness, and the influence that the environment has on these outcomes. Discusses best practices that inform and shape our data visualization design choices Highlights the best use of each tool/approach Provides suggestions for effective practice Discuss the strengths and limitations of each approach in evaluation practice This is the 140th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Jo Rycroft-Malone Models and Frameworks for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice. Linking Evidence to Action Jo Rycroft-Malone Models and Frameworks for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice. Linking Evidence to Action Новинка

Jo Rycroft-Malone Models and Frameworks for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice. Linking Evidence to Action

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The Evidence-Based Nursing Series is co-published with Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). The series focuses on implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and mirrors the remit of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, encompassing clinical practice, administration, research and public policy. Models and Frameworks for Implementing Evidence- Based Practice: Linking Evidence to Action looks at ways of implementing evidence gained through research and factors that influence successful implementation. It acknowledges the gap that exists between obtaining evidence and the practicalities of putting it into practice and provides direction to help to close this gap. This, the first book in the series, helps the reader to make decisions about the appropriateness of using various models and frameworks. A selection of models and frameworks are examined in detail including examples of their use in practice. The book concludes with an analysis and synthesis of the included models and frameworks. The models and frameworks that have been included are based on a number of criteria: that they are internationally recognised, have undergone widespread evaluation and testing, are transferable across different settings, and can be used by different disciplines. Models and frameworks include: Stetler Model Ottowa Model of Research Use IOWA model of evidence-based practice Advancing Research and Clinical Practice through Close Collaboration (ARCC) model Dobbins’ dissemination and use of research evidence for policy and practice framework Joanna Briggs Institute model Knowledge to Action framework Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) Key Points: Includes an overview of implementation issues and the use of theory and frameworks in implementing evidence into practice Chapters are written by the developers of the model or framework Each chapter provides background on an implementation model or framework, suitable applications, underlying theory and examples of use Each chapter examines strengths and weaknesses of each model alongside barriers and facilitators for its implementation
Greve Bent Evidence and Evaluation in Social Policy Greve Bent Evidence and Evaluation in Social Policy Новинка

Greve Bent Evidence and Evaluation in Social Policy

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By examining the role of evidence in social policymaking and the extent of its influence, Evidence and Evaluation in Social Policy delves deeply into one of the central questions of the field for the last 20 years. Chronicles the trend towards evidence-based policy over the last decade Assesses the ways in which scarce resources can best be used for the best care, particularly in times of austerity Describes methodological innovation, the ways in which researchers and politicians are working together effectively, and suggestions for future improvement Covers topics such as the role of randomized controlled trials in shaping public policy; the pitfalls of evidence-based policy as a prescriptive ideal; the challenges of measuring public support for policy interventions; and the benefits of engaging local government decision-makers with evaluation research
Khan Muhammad Nasir School Causes in Promoting Challenging Behavior in Pakistan Khan Muhammad Nasir School Causes in Promoting Challenging Behavior in Pakistan Новинка

Khan Muhammad Nasir School Causes in Promoting Challenging Behavior in Pakistan

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Parents have a significant role in behavior development of students.The book reflects the perceptions of parents towards behavior development at secondary school level in urban and rural areas of Punjab province of Pakistan.The study highlights the factors promoting behavior development in secondary school students in Pakistan.The study is significant for parents, secondary school teachers and behaviorists.
Alexander Zureck, Tim Böker Corporate Evaluation of Fielmann AG Alexander Zureck, Tim Böker Corporate Evaluation of Fielmann AG Новинка

Alexander Zureck, Tim Böker Corporate Evaluation of Fielmann AG

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Document from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,3, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: There are various occasions for a corporate evaluation: purchase, sale, privatization, IPO, evaluation of growth options, preparation of business restructurings and much more.This work's occasion is to determine the corporate value of Fielmann AG from a buyer's point of view. Somebody wants to invest in Fielmann AG to optimize his own portfolio.The first part of this assignment describes the framework of a corporate evaluation. After this introducing part, the common methods and approaches of a corporate evaluation, emphasizing the respective advantages and disadvantages, is discussed. The second part applies selected methods to the evaluation of Fielmann AG in practice: The discounted cash flow methods (entity and equity approach) and the multiplier method.The date of evaluation is December 31st 2011, all data are accessible to the public (mostly via Bloomberg) or based on own assumptions. The applied discounted cash flow methods of corporate evaluation result in a valuation range between 2,923.941 and 2,999.810 million EUR. The multiplier method determines range for the corporate value from 1,429.049 million up to 1,547,258 million EUR. Therefore, for an investor it is fair to pay a price between 34.02 and 71.42 EUR per share.It is hard to find an adequate peer group for Fielmann AG ...
Cousins J. Bradley Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 141 Cousins J. Bradley Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 141 Новинка

Cousins J. Bradley Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 141

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Gain a greater understanding of organizational capacity to do and use evaluation and implications for evaluation capacity building (ECB). This volume is unique in that it represents a multiple case study of eight organizations that were committed to ECB. It: Situates the study in terms of ECB theory and research Delineates a conceptual framework Presents case profile reports and the results of a cross-case analysis. Discusses findings in terms of implications for research, theory, and practice. This is the 141st issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Stewart Donaldson I. Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory and Practice. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 130 Stewart Donaldson I. Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory and Practice. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 130 Новинка

Stewart Donaldson I. Advancing Validity in Outcome Evaluation: Theory and Practice. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 130

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Exploring the influence and application of Campbellian validity typology in the theory and practice of outcome evaluation, this volume addresses the strengths and weaknesses of this often controversial evaluation method and presents new perspectives for its use. Editors Huey T. Chen, Stewart I. Donaldson and Melvin M. Mark provide a historical overview of the Campbellian typology adoption, contributions and criticism. Contributing authors propose strategies in developing a new perspective of validity typology for advancing validity in program evaluation including Enhance External Validity Enhance Precision by Reclassifying the Campbellian Typology Expand the Scope of the Typology The volume concludes with William R. Shadish's spirited rebuttal to earlier chapters. A collaborator with Don Campbell, Shadish provides a balance to the perspective of the issue with a clarification and defense of Campbell's work. This is the 129th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Talbot John Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions. Principles and Practice Talbot John Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions. Principles and Practice Новинка

Talbot John Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions. Principles and Practice

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The detection and evaluation of adverse drug reactions is crucial for understanding the safety of medicines and for preventing harm in patients. Not only is it necessary to detect new adverse drug reactions, but the principles and practice of pharmacovigilance apply to the surveillance of a wide range of medicinal products. Stephens' Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of adverse drug reactions throughout the life cycle of a medicine, from toxicology and clinical trials through to pharmacovigilance, risk management, and legal and regulatory requirements. It also covers the safety of biotherapeutics and vaccines and includes new chapters on pharmacogenetics, proactive risk management, societal considerations, and the safety of drugs used in oncology and herbal medicines. This sixth edition of the classic text on drug safety is an authoritative reference text for all those who work in pharmacovigilance or have an interest in adverse drug reactions, whether in regulatory authorities, pharmaceutical companies, or academia. Praise for previous editions "This book presents a comprehensive and wide-ranging overview of the science of pharmacovigilance. For those entering or already experienced in the pharmaceutical sciences, this is an essential work.” – from a review in E-STREAMS «…a key text in the area of pharmacovigilance…extensively referenced and well-written…a valuable resource…» – from a review in The Pharmaceutical Journal
Dileep Keshava Narayana IT Application Security and Control Dileep Keshava Narayana IT Application Security and Control Новинка

Dileep Keshava Narayana IT Application Security and Control

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Document from the year 2012 in the subject Computer Science - IT-Security, grade: 98, University of Greenwich (University of Greenwich), course: Network & Computer systems security, language: English, abstract: This work features the following topics: Steganography exercise, Digital Watermarking exercise, Churchill secondary school data protection report, Database Authentication, Database Authorization: Privileges and role based security, Database Authorization and data integrity (Views, Constraints), Implementing Virtual private database, Churchill secondary school database security policy, Database Security Policy and Database Security policy implementation.
Osman Paracha, Wan Khairuzzaman Wan Ismail, Salmiah Mohamad Amin Performance Evaluation of Government High Schools Osman Paracha, Wan Khairuzzaman Wan Ismail, Salmiah Mohamad Amin Performance Evaluation of Government High Schools Новинка

Osman Paracha, Wan Khairuzzaman Wan Ismail, Salmiah Mohamad Amin Performance Evaluation of Government High Schools

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This book examines critical input and output factors playing an important role in performance evaluation of government high schools in Abbottabad district in Pakistan. Based on these factors, rankings of government high schools have been generated. Previously no such study has been carried out to evaluate the performance based on these factors in Pakistan. Findings of this study will hopefully be of great importance to policy makers in improving the performance of secondary education sector of Pakistan.
Goodacre Lynne Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy. Promoting Lifestyle Management Goodacre Lynne Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy. Promoting Lifestyle Management Новинка

Goodacre Lynne Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy. Promoting Lifestyle Management

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Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy: Promoting Lifestyle Management is a valuable new handbook focusing on rheumatology, a core area of occupational therapy practice. It provides practical guidance to help occupational therapists treat and manage rheumatic conditions in both clinical and community settings and emphasises a contemporary ‘client-centred’ approach as a fundamental requirement of effective and rewarding occupational therapy practice. Drawing upon personal, clinical and theoretical perspectives, Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy equips the reader with an understanding of the relevant practical skills and of the clinical reasoning required to modify and apply these skills to the needs of individual people. Written by experts from occupational therapy, sociology and psychology, this book addresses the need to adapt occupational therapy interventions to each client’s own experience of living with a rheumatic condition and develops the reader’s understanding of key theoretical and clinical approaches to person-centred management. Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy is essential reading for all occupational therapists helping people with rheumatic conditions in hospital and community settings, and for students preparing for practice. It will also be of interest to other healthcare professionals working with people with these conditions. • Includes personal narratives of people trying to live their lives within the context of a debilitating condition • Promotes understanding of key theoretical and clinical approaches to person-centred management • Written by authors with extensive experience in clinical and research contexts • Offers practical resource sections at the end of each chapter Related titles Occupational Therapy and Older People, 2nd Edition Anita Atwal, Anne McIntyre 978-1-4443-3333-6 Role Emerging Occupational Therapy: Maximising Occupation Focused Practice Miranda Thew, Mary Edwards, Sue Baptiste, Matthew Molineux 978-1-4051-9782-3 Interprofessional Rehabilitation: A Person-Centred Approach Sarah G. Dean, Richard J. Siegert, William J. Taylor 978-0-470-65596-2
Martin Christensen Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management Martin Christensen Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management Новинка

Martin Christensen Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management

4784.37 руб.
This book showcases the development and evaluation of innovative examples of pain management initiatives by advanced practitioners. It considers each service development or community initiative both in terms of advanced practice nursing and pain management. There is a wide range of examples of innovation in pain management included – from the introduction of ketamine use in one trust, to wider issues around meeting the needs of pain management in the community. The book considers issues including use of research, education and interprofessional working in the advanced practitioner role. Each chapter looks at development of the service, challenges of implementation, evaluation of the service’s success and justifying the importance of the advanced nurse in the service’s achievements. Underlying theory is considered but the focus of each chapter is the translation of knowledge and skills into practice Written by expert advanced nurse practitioners with a wealth of experience in pain management Explores pain management in primary and secondary care, both within and outside the NHS Suitable for qualified nurses, Nurse Practitioners, specialist nurses working in the pain field and nursing students on postgraduate courses on pain management
Promoting Social Justice Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Promoting Social Justice Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Новинка

Promoting Social Justice Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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How can education become a transformative experience for all learners and teachers? The contributors to this volume contend that the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can provide a strong foundation for the role of education in promoting social justice. The collection features contributions by an array of educators and scholars, highlighting the various ways that learners and teachers can prepare for and engage with social justice concerns. The essays offer reflections on the value of SoTL in relation to educational ethics, marginalized groups, community service and activism, counter narratives, and a range of classroom practices. Although the contributors work in a variety of disciplines and employ different theoretical frameworks, they are united by the conviction that education should improve our lives by promoting equity and social justice.
Felix Dahn Ein Kampf Um Rom, Vol. 4. Historischer Roman (Classic Reprint) Felix Dahn Ein Kampf Um Rom, Vol. 4. Historischer Roman (Classic Reprint) Новинка

Felix Dahn Ein Kampf Um Rom, Vol. 4. Historischer Roman (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Ein Kampf Um Rom, Vol. 4: Historischer RomanDbtnol;l $eia um mehrere Sabre älter, batte er hod; hie Eiefe heß Sängern unten her glängenhm illle he6 %rol;finnß non ie erfanni unh geel;rt.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Klaus Schöfer Word-of-Mouth. Influences on the choice of Recommendation Sources Klaus Schöfer Word-of-Mouth. Influences on the choice of Recommendation Sources Новинка

Klaus Schöfer Word-of-Mouth. Influences on the choice of Recommendation Sources

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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: The idea of understanding consumer behaviour as a sequential decision-making process is one that is common in marketing. The decision-making process itself is presented as a logical flow of activities, working from problem recognition to purchase to post-purchase evaluation. This decision-making process is affected by a number of other more complex influences. Some of these influences relate to the wider environment in which the decision is being made while others relate to the individual who makes the decision. In this context, „.. [o]ne of the most widely accepted notions in consumer behavior is that word-of-mouth communication (hereafter WOM) plays an important role in shaping consumers' attitudes and behaviors.“ More specifically, WOM communications between consumers are a topic of interest in both the pre-purchase and post-purchase decision-making literature. Research into the diffusion of innovations has focused on modelling the role of WOM in product adoption at various stages of the diffusion process. WOM has also been studied as a mechanism through which consumers convey both informational and normative influences in the product evaluation. Finally, WOM has been identified as an important post-purchase complaining option. Although WOM plays an important role in consumer pre-purchase and post-purchase decision-making, research into this phenomenon has been fragmented. Importantly, relatively little attention has been directed at understandi...
Dutwin Phyllis The ABCs of Evaluation. Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers Dutwin Phyllis The ABCs of Evaluation. Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers Новинка

Dutwin Phyllis The ABCs of Evaluation. Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers an introduction to program evaluation. This comprehensive textbook covers topics such as stakeholder relationships, program design, data collection and analysis, reporting results, and other important steps in the evaluation process. The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives—including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. The authors illustrate the circumstances under which each evaluation model can be used, and offer tips on identifying data sources and collecting the data. This revision includes substantially increased coverage of theory, methodological approaches, the business of evaluation, the evaluator's role and responsibilities, RFPs and the grants process, logic models, data analysis, and writing the evaluation report. Also included are new cases and scenarios from various evaluation realms in social sciences, education, health, and human services. Throughout the book, charts, graphs, models, and lists help organize, extend, and facilitate the understanding of each evaluation concept. Praise for the Previous Edition of The ABCs of Evaluation «A useful general overview of the evaluation process. I would recommend it to program or project managers wanting to know more about the process of evaluation.» —American Journal of Evaluation «All students (and practitioners) should have this in their library; they will use it frequently.» —Patricia McGee, PhD, associate professor, University of Texas, San Antonio Companion Web site: www.josseybass.com/go/Boulmetis
Adnan Baig Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) for the study of Tectonic Plates in Pakistan Adnan Baig Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) for the study of Tectonic Plates in Pakistan Новинка

Adnan Baig Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) for the study of Tectonic Plates in Pakistan

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Master's Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Meteorology, Aeronomy, Climatology, grade: Excellent, , course: Masters, language: English, abstract: Traditional approaches provide only limited opportunities for general analysis of tectonic structure. However, Geographic Information System provides unique opportunities for solving a wide spectrum of problems, related to analyzing earthquake phenomena. GIS can also provide an effective platform for data assortment, organization, and research with multidirectional data sets. In addition, GIS can also provide an effective solution for integrating different layers of information. In this research an interactive, diversified seismological, geological, and geographical digital database has been developed for Pakistan. Using this GIS database, a better understanding of the tectonics and crustal structure of the region is possible. With the help of this database we have complied new maps of seismological parameters, depth to moho, Pn velocity and Pg velocity. The developed GIS database would help us in natural hazard evaluation, seismic risk assessment, and understanding of earthquake occurrences
George Julnes Promoting Value in the Public Interest: Informing Policies for Judging Value in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 133 George Julnes Promoting Value in the Public Interest: Informing Policies for Judging Value in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 133 Новинка

George Julnes Promoting Value in the Public Interest: Informing Policies for Judging Value in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 133

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Do you make evidence-based decisions when designing and conducting evaluations, and use methods validated by experience? Because of the growing importance of evidence-based decision-making for improving programs and policies, this issue examines methods selection: Which is better? How can one be improved? Are the results of the project worth the resources expended? and how that leads to confidence in value-based conclusions. It presents a constructive dialogue on valuing in evaluation, with the goal of developing a pragmatic approach for guiding method choice and for promoting methodology policies that support multiple approaches to valuation being employed in context-appropriate ways so as to serve the public interest. This is the 133rd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Gamal Mostafa Mohamed, Abdo Laila, Abd Elkader Labiba Nurses Role as Patient Advocate Gamal Mostafa Mohamed, Abdo Laila, Abd Elkader Labiba Nurses Role as Patient Advocate Новинка

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In the last recent years the concept of the patient's rights and patient advocacy are considered the revolution of the nursing ethics and are considered as an integral part of the nurse's role in the health care systems. Promoting the patient's rights is among the priorities of healthcare providers and is considered as an indicator of health state in every community.Patient's rights may be considered as one of the main bases for defining the standards of clinical services. Additionally, the concept of patient's rights has been on the rise alongside the ever-growing interest of international organizations in human rights.
George Julnes Promoting Value in the Public Interest: Informing Policies for Judging Value in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 133 George Julnes Promoting Value in the Public Interest: Informing Policies for Judging Value in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 133 Новинка

George Julnes Promoting Value in the Public Interest: Informing Policies for Judging Value in Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 133

2296.66 руб.
Do you make evidence-based decisions when designing and conducting evaluations, and use methods validated by experience? Because of the growing importance of evidence-based decision-making for improving programs and policies, this issue examines methods selection: Which is better? How can one be improved? Are the results of the project worth the resources expended? and how that leads to confidence in value-based conclusions. It presents a constructive dialogue on valuing in evaluation, with the goal of developing a pragmatic approach for guiding method choice and for promoting methodology policies that support multiple approaches to valuation being employed in context-appropriate ways so as to serve the public interest. This is the 133rd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Graham Hall Web Applications with C.. ASP Graham Hall Web Applications with C.. ASP Новинка

Graham Hall Web Applications with C.. ASP

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Web Applications with C#.ASP is designed for students familiar with C#.NET programming for stand-alone applications, and who wish to develop skills in producing interactive web applications. By working through the example programs, students will gain an understanding of basic interface construction, processing and database operations in an object oriented C#.NET environment.The book includes:•Comparison of programming techniques for stand-alone and web applications.•Creating interactive forms.•Setting up a database table, accessing the database, and displaying the data on a web page.•Creating a multi-page web site with a menu system.•Storing images in a database.•Use of the calendar component.•An object oriented approach.The final two projects, Hardware store and Canal boat holidays, bring together techniques developed in earlier chapters. Extensive use is made of database operations to handle customer data with an emphasis on object oriented methodology.
Leadership for Social Justice. Promoting Equity and Excellence Through Inquiry and Reflective Practice (PB) Leadership for Social Justice. Promoting Equity and Excellence Through Inquiry and Reflective Practice (PB) Новинка

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A volume in Educational Leadership for Social JusticeSeries Editor Jeffrey S. Brooks, Auburn UniversityThe purpose of this book series is to promote research on educational leadership for social justice.Specifically, we seek edited volumes, textbooks, and full!length studies focused on research thatexplores the ways educational leadership preparation and practice can be a means of addressingequity concerns throughout P-20 education.Within this book Leadership for Social Justice: Promoting Equity and Excellence ThroughInquiry and Reflective Practice the contributors provide a variety of rich perspectives to the socialjustice phenomenon from the lens of empirical, historical, narrative, and conceptual designs.These designs reiterate the importance of bridging theory and practice while simultaneously producingsignificant research and scholarship in the field. Collectively, the authors seek to give voice to empowering, social justicefocusedresearch-an area that continues to garner much interest in the areas of educational leadership research, teaching, and learning.In conjunction with the "theme" of this issue, the chapters offer research from an American perspective and offer suggestions, andimplications for the field of educational leadership on both a national and international level. The collection contributes to research, theoryand practice in educational and community settings.
Paul Blazek, Clarissa Streichsbier, Martina Partl Configurator Database Report 2014, B/W Edition Paul Blazek, Clarissa Streichsbier, Martina Partl Configurator Database Report 2014, B/W Edition Новинка

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The Configurator Database Report 2014 is a listing of the 970 international web-based product configurators which are included in the Configurator Database (www.configurator-database.com). This research and documentation platform was started in 2007 and grew to the biggest collection of online configuration tools that are used in mass customization approaches. The aim of this report is to provide market information, statistics and an overview about different product configuration offerings of mass customization companies. For more information and a preview of the report visit www.configurator-database.com/report2014.
Tarek Azzam Data Visualization, Part 1. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 139 Tarek Azzam Data Visualization, Part 1. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 139 Новинка

Tarek Azzam Data Visualization, Part 1. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 139

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Do you communicate data and information to stakeholders? This issue is Part 1 of a two-part series on data visualization and evaluation. In Part 1, we introduce recent developments in the quantitative and qualitative data visualization field and provide a historical perspective on data visualization, its potential role in evaluation practice, and future directions. It discusses: Quantitative visualization methods such as tree maps Sparklines Web-based interactive visualization Different types of qualitative data visualizations, along with examples in various evaluation contexts A toolography describing additional data visualization tools and software, along with their major strengths and limitations. Intended as a guidance for understanding and designing data visualizations, this issue introduces fundamental concepts and links them to daily practice. This is the 139th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134 Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134 Новинка

Kushner Saville Evaluation Voices from Latin America. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 134

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Hear from evaluation practitioners throughout Latin America. In this region program evaluation is an emergent practice, one that is shaped by distinctive geopolitical and social contexts and has its own intellectual biography. Through a selection of writings and cases this issue provides a window on program evaluation in this region. The articles indicate a range of experiences and concerns that respond to the countries’ unique histories and cultures. Articles by evaluators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru illustrate new directions and are grouped around the following themes: Strategic use of evaluation in public policies and active citizenship Innovative project evaluation examples Evaluation capacity building and institutionalization. The widespread development of participatory or actor-oriented approaches, based on qualitative methodologies that have a particularly Latin American stamp, are emphasized in this issue. This is the 134th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Paul Blazek, Martina Partl, Clarissa Streichsbier Configurator Database Report 2015 B/W Edition Paul Blazek, Martina Partl, Clarissa Streichsbier Configurator Database Report 2015 B/W Edition Новинка

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The Configurator Database Report 2015 is a listing of the 1050 international web-based product configurators which are included in the Configurator Database (www.configurator-database.com). This research and documentation platform was started in 2007 and grew to the biggest collection of online configuration tools that are used in mass customization approaches. The aim of this report is to provide market information, statistics and an overview about different product configuration offerings of mass customization companies. For more information and a preview of the report visit www.configurator-database.com/report2015.
Don Stacks, Michaelson David, Don Stacks A Practioner's Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation Don Stacks, Michaelson David, Don Stacks A Practioner's Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation Новинка

Don Stacks, Michaelson David, Don Stacks A Practioner's Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement and Evaluation

4427 руб.
Contemporary public relations practice has developed over the last several decades from the weak third sister in marketing, advertising, and public relations mix to a full player. Part of that development can be traced to a change in the way that public relations is researched, measured, and evaluated. Both Drs. Stacks and Michaelson are members of that Commission and have been in the forefront of taking public relations research, measurement, and evaluation to the next level. This book will provide the business reader with the necessary understanding of the problems and promises of public relations research, measurement, and evaluation and the public relations practitioner as guide to effective use of methods, measures, and evaluation in providing grounded evidence of the success (or failure) of public relations campaigns.
Kun Zhao Building Capacities to Evaluate Health Inequities: Some Lessons Learned from Evaluation Experiments in China, India and Chile. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 154 Kun Zhao Building Capacities to Evaluate Health Inequities: Some Lessons Learned from Evaluation Experiments in China, India and Chile. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 154 Новинка

Kun Zhao Building Capacities to Evaluate Health Inequities: Some Lessons Learned from Evaluation Experiments in China, India and Chile. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 154

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The World Health Organization defines health inequities as differences in health outcomes that are systematic, avoidable, and unjust; and the result of poor social policies, unfair economic arrangements, and bad politics. This volume describes the role that evaluations can play in addressing health inequities. A key focus is on the types of capacities that need to be built to evaluate inequities. Bringing alive these questions around evaluation capacities are theory and practice studies from China, Chile, and India. This volume: Focuses on inequities in evaluation capacity building initiatives. Argues evaluations can be interventions themselves. Explores how evaluations can have influence in addressing inequities. Recognizes that innovations in evaluation capacity experiments are occurring in diverse countries and we have the opportunity to learn from such initiatives. This is the 154th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Jane Wills Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses Jane Wills Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses Новинка

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Fundamentals of Health Promotion for Nurses is a concise, accessible introduction to health promotion and public health for pre-registration nursing students and newly qualified nurses. Promoting the health and wellbeing of patients is a vital part of the nursing role, and the updated second edition of this user-friendly book discusses the foundations for health promotion practice using practical examples, activities and discussion points to encourage readers to reflect on their values, debate the issues and apply their knowledge and understanding to practice.
K. H. Spencer Pickett The Internal Auditing Handbook K. H. Spencer Pickett The Internal Auditing Handbook Новинка

K. H. Spencer Pickett The Internal Auditing Handbook

20115.61 руб.
The first edition of The Internal Auditing Handbook received wide acclaim from readers and became established as one of the definitive publications on internal auditing. The second edition was released soon after to reflect the rapid progress of the internal audit profession. There have been a number of significant changes in the practice of internal auditing since publication of the second edition and this revised third edition reflects those changes. The third edition of The Internal Auditing Handbook retains all the detailed material that formed the basis of the second edition and has been updated to reflect the Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Each chapter has a section on new developments to reflect changes that have occurred over the last few years. The key role of auditors in reviewing corporate governance and risk management is discussed in conjunction with the elevation of the status of the chief audit executive and heightened expectations from boards and audit committees. Another new feature is a series of multi-choice questions that have been developed and included at the end of each chapter. This edition of The Internal Auditing Handbook will prove to be an indispensable reference for both new and experienced auditors, as well as business managers, members of audit committees, control and compliance teams, and all those who may have an interest in promoting corporate governance.
Goran Bezanov Database fundamentals Goran Bezanov Database fundamentals Новинка

Goran Bezanov Database fundamentals

6402 руб.
In this textbook I cover topics relating to general database design and implementation with examples of typical solutions using Microsoft Access database. Briefly the contents are as follows.I introduce database systems and describe functions that are typically supported by database management systems. A brief discussion of database types and design issues such as data dependence, redundancy and anomalies is also provided. For modelling I use Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) which suits relational databases. I use Microsoft Access database and provide enough information to enable the reader to begin using the database. Database design includes database normalisation and also the methods used in defining tables, attributes and relationships in database design. I also provide a brief overview of project management to include general aspects of planning and organising database projects. Here requirements specification is described in a general sense.
Donna Harman Information Retrieval Evaluation Donna Harman Information Retrieval Evaluation Новинка

Donna Harman Information Retrieval Evaluation

4464 руб.
Evaluation has always played a major role in information retrieval, with the early pioneers such as Cyril Cleverdon and Gerard Salton laying the foundations for most of the evaluation methodologies in use today. The retrieval community has been extremely fortunate to have such a well-grounded evaluation paradigm during a period when most of the human language technologies were just developing. This lecture has the goal of explaining where these evaluation methodologies came from and how they have continued to adapt to the vastly changed environment in the search engine world today.The lecture starts with a discussion of the early evaluation of information retrieval systems, starting with the Cranfield testing in the early 1960s, continuing with the Lancaster "user" study for MEDLARS, and presenting the various test collection investigations by the SMART project and by groups in Britain. The emphasis in this chapter is on the how and the why of the various methodologies developed. The second chapter covers the more recent "batch" evaluations, examining the methodologies used in the various open evaluation campaigns such as TREC, NTCIR (emphasis on Asian languages), CLEF (emphasis on European languages), INEX (emphasis on semi-structured data), etc. Here again the focus is on the how and why, and in particular on the evolving of the older evaluation methodologies to handle new information access techniques. This includes how the test collection techniques were m...
Moseley James L. Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation Moseley James L. Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, Measurement and Evaluation Новинка

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14884.76 руб.
HANDBOOK of IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN THE WORKPLACE Volume 3: Measurement and Evaluation Volume Three of the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace focuses on Measurement and Evaluation and represents an invaluable addition to the literature that supports the field and practice of Instructional Systems Design. With contributions from leading national scholars and practitioners, this volume is filled with information on time-tested theories, leading-edge research, developments, and applications and provides a comprehensive review of the most pertinent information available on critical topics, including: Measuring and Evaluating Learning and Performance, Designing Evaluation, Qualitative and Quantitative Performance Measurements, Evidence-based Performance Measurements, Analyzing Data, Planning Performance Measurement and Evaluation, Strategies for Implementation, Business Evaluation Strategy, Measurement and Evaluation in Non-Profit Sectors, among many others. It also contains illustrative case studies and performance support tools. Sponsored by International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), the Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, three-volume reference, covers three core areas of interest including Instructional Design and Training Delivery, Selecting and Implementing Performance Interventions, and Measurement and Evaluation.
Bick Debra Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Bick Debra Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Evidence-Based Practice Новинка

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The Evidence-Based Nursing Series is co-published with Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). The series focuses on implementing evidence-based practice in nursing and midwifery and mirrors the remit of Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, encompassing clinical practice, administration, research and public policy. Evaluating the Impact of Implementing Evidence-Based Practice considers the importance of approaches to evaluate the implementation of evidence-based practice. Outcomes of evidence-based practice can be wide ranging and sometimes unexpected. It is therefore important to evaluate the success of any implementation in terms of clinical outcomes, influence on health status, service users and health policy and long-term sustainability, as well as economic impacts. This, the third and final book in the series, looks at how best to identify, evaluate and assess the outcomes of implementation , reflecting a wide range of issues to consider and address when planning and measuring outcomes. An informative, practical resource for an international readership Providing critical evaluation of models and approaches to measuring outcomes Explores the importance of measuring successful implementation Examines outcomes in terms of long-term sustainability Addresses economic impacts and influence on health policy Provides practice-based examples Written by a team of internationally respected authors
Matthew Molineux Role Emerging Occupational Therapy. Maximising Occupation Focused Practice Matthew Molineux Role Emerging Occupational Therapy. Maximising Occupation Focused Practice Новинка

Matthew Molineux Role Emerging Occupational Therapy. Maximising Occupation Focused Practice

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Role Emerging Occupational Therapy: Maximising Occupation Focused Practice is written for an audience of occupational therapy practitioners, educators and students. This text offers an exploration of emerging innovative directions for the profession of occupational therapy with a focus upon the theory and application of role emerging placements. The book affords the reader an opportunity to explore how occupation focused practice can be applied to a wide variety of settings and circumstances in order to improve the health and well-being of a diverse range of people. Chapters cover relevant theory as well as offering practical guidance with examples drawn from the experiences of university educators, occupational therapists, setting/service providers and students. The book describes, explores and discusses both the potential and ramifications of role emerging practice on the occupational therapy profession and offers a vision for the future of the profession that reflects current occupational, social and health needs.
Brendan McCormack Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare Brendan McCormack Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare Новинка

Brendan McCormack Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare

4089.49 руб.
In its first edition, Practice Development in Nursing made an important contribution to understanding practice development and its core components. Now fully updated to take into account the many developments in the field, the second edition continues to fill an important gap in the market for an accessible, practical text on what remains a key issue for all members of the healthcare team globally. Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare explores the basis of practice development and its aims, implementation and impact on healthcare, to enable readers to be confident in their approaches to practice development. It is aimed at healthcare professionals in a variety of roles (for example clinical practice, education, research and quality improvement) and students, as well as those with a primary practice development role, in order to enable them to effectively and knowledgeably develop practice and the practice of others. Key features: New updated edition of a seminal text in the field, including significant new material Relevance to the entire healthcare team Accessible and practical in style, with case studies, scenarios and examples throughout Edited by and with contributions from experts in the field Fully updated to include the latest research Supported by a strong evidence base
Pace Barnaby Optimising an Audit Programme Using a Network Structure Pace Barnaby Optimising an Audit Programme Using a Network Structure Новинка

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W. Edwards Deming referred the 'understanding of systems' as being a key principle for quality thinking. In this instance, as it currently stands the organisation under examination is operating two major units: A business unit and an educational unit. This is reflected in the current method of organisational evaluation as shown throughout this research, with the use of two separate evaluation methods: the Baldrige Educational Performance Excellence Criteria and New Zealand Educational Authority's required Six Tertiary Evaluation Indicators. Through the development of a single evaluation tool the needs of the 'whole' organisation can be determined, which will aid in the deployment of resources and innovation to ensure the whole organisation benefits. Presently from the information obtained through the two separate evaluation methods, innovation and advancement made in one unit will have adverse effects on another.
Evaluation for an Equitable Society Evaluation for an Equitable Society Новинка

Evaluation for an Equitable Society

6289 руб.
A volume in Evaluation and SocietySeries Editor: Jennifer C. Greene, University of Illinois ‐ Champaignand Stewart I. Donaldson, Claremont Graduate UniversityGovernments and organizations of all shapes and sizes espouse values of equity and social justice. Yet,there are many examples of unfair social arrangements and employment conditions, dysfunctionalgovernment practices, and growing income inequality in both developed and developing countriesworldwide. The profession and transdiscipline of evaluation is well equipped to address issues ofinequality and social injustice, but until recently has been much more focused on primary stakeholderand donor satisfaction (being as useful as possible to funders of interventions and evaluations) and accountability concerns.The authors in this volume challenge the field of evaluation to become more concerned about using evaluation to develop moreequitable organizations, governments, and societies. Leading evaluation theorists and practitioners including Michael Scriven,Jennifer Greene, Thomas Schwandt, Emily Gates, Sandra Mathison, Karen Kirkhart, Saville Kushner, Lois‐Ellin Datta, Ernest House,Robert Stake, Patricia Rogers, Robert Picciotto and Stewart Donaldson, provide a range of visions for how evaluation can play amuch larger role in facilitating social justice across the globe.Evaluation for an Equitable Society will be of great interest to evaluation practitioners,students and scholars. It will be of interest to those teaching and ...
Baizerman Michael L. Evaluation Advisory Groups. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 136 Baizerman Michael L. Evaluation Advisory Groups. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 136 Новинка

Baizerman Michael L. Evaluation Advisory Groups. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 136

2296.66 руб.
Advisory committees are used often in evaluation studies, yet this practice is little discussed or reported. This issue is the first full-length text devoted to the purpose, practice, and scholarship about this type of formal, structured advice. It includes case studies and analyses of these to answer such basic topics as: What is an evaluation advisory group (EAG)? Why (not) use an EAG? How to organize an EAG, and how to evaluate it? The reader will learn how to view the EAG as a structure of expertise, its use for political legitimacy, and as a response to a variety of constituencies. Guidelines on how to recruit, select, orient, train, monitor, assess, and evaluate EAG members are also included. This is the 136th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.
Andreas Cmolik Expatriate Performance Appraisal Andreas Cmolik Expatriate Performance Appraisal Новинка

Andreas Cmolik Expatriate Performance Appraisal

6052 руб.
Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: The focus of this study is on employee performance evaluation in the international context, while the main part is dedicated to the two most important features in expatriate performance management - goal setting and performance evaluation. The thesis consists of eight chapters. Chapter 1 explains the main causes for the existence of internationally employed managers and states the purpose of this thesis. Chapter 2 focuses on the definition of expatriates and on the utilization of international managers. Chapter 3 links the expatriation issue to international human resource management and investigates its role during the expatriation cycle and in the process of expatriate performance evaluation. Chapter 4 presents the most important stages of the expatriation cycle and their influence on expatriate performance. Chapter 5 concentrates on the salient differences of performance management and performance appraisal. Chapter 6 aims to provide definitions for success and failure, and deals with expatriate failure rates. Chapter 7 is the center of this thesis and comprehensively explains the heart of every performance management process - goal setting and performance evaluation. The last chapter summarizes the findings of the master thesis, and is concerned with the limitations of these findings and their role in future research. The aim of this theoretical study is to provide a comprehensive understanding of expatriate performance appraisal, based on existing...
Azadsarv Mehdi, Tahriri Abdorreza Textbook Evaluation Azadsarv Mehdi, Tahriri Abdorreza Textbook Evaluation Новинка

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7552 руб.
As the means of transferring knowledge between teachers and students, coursebooks play a significant role in educational practices all over the world. Evaluation of coursebooks is also of great significance as it manages to a better understanding of the nature of a specific teaching/learning situation. The present book is an attempt to evaluate Interchange coursebook from both Iranian EFL learners' and teachers' perspectives.
Boniface Gail Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice Boniface Gail Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice Новинка

Boniface Gail Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice

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Competence in any profession depends upon an understanding of the theory that underlies it. This concise and practical text for students and practitioners bridges the gap between occupational therapy theory and clinical practice, offering highly practical advice on using theory in practice in a wide range of settings. It considers the nature of professional practice and the need for a sound theoretical basis from which to plan, implement and justify interventions, and investigates the practical use of occupational therapy theory and the issues such use raises in health and social care settings from a European perspective. Every occupational therapy student worldwide needs to know about the underlying theory of their profession and its application to practice. The book particularly debates the nature of the theory of occupational therapy via the introduction of the concept of models of the profession as an umbrella for practice, all of which is brought to life via case studies incorporating expert advice, reflection exercises and assessment and evaluation forms.
Alissa Schwartz Evaluation and Facilitation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 149 Alissa Schwartz Evaluation and Facilitation. New Directions for Evaluation, Number 149 Новинка

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Join the conversation between evaluation and facilitation. This issue explores the interplay between the two and how one practice can inform the other. The authors represent both the evaluation and facilitation fields, describing underlying concepts that inform their practices, the competencies they seek to develop, the choices they make about facilitation in the work they do, and how they gauge success. This issue brings together topics meant to stimulate the curiosity of evaluators and facilitators and encourage reflection on their work and the skills needed to carry it out. This is the 149th issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.

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Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy: Promoting Lifestyle Management is a valuable new handbook focusing on rheumatology, a core area of occupational therapy practice. It provides practical guidance to help occupational therapists treat and manage rheumatic conditions in both clinical and community settings and emphasises a contemporary ‘client-centred’ approach as a fundamental requirement of effective and rewarding occupational therapy practice. Drawing upon personal, clinical and theoretical perspectives, Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy equips the reader with an understanding of the relevant practical skills and of the clinical reasoning required to modify and apply these skills to the needs of individual people. Written by experts from occupational therapy, sociology and psychology, this book addresses the need to adapt occupational therapy interventions to each client’s own experience of living with a rheumatic condition and develops the reader’s understanding of key theoretical and clinical approaches to person-centred management. Rheumatology Practice in Occupational Therapy is essential reading for all occupational therapists helping people with rheumatic conditions in hospital and community settings, and for students preparing for practice. It will also be of interest to other healthcare professionals working with people with these conditions. • Includes personal narratives of people trying to live their lives within the context of a debilitating condition • Promotes understanding of key theoretical and clinical approaches to person-centred management • Written by authors with extensive experience in clinical and research contexts • Offers practical resource sections at the end of each chapter Related titles Occupational Therapy and Older People, 2nd Edition Anita Atwal, Anne McIntyre 978-1-4443-3333-6 Role Emerging Occupational Therapy: Maximising Occupation Focused Practice Miranda Thew, Mary Edwards, Sue Baptiste, Matthew Molineux 978-1-4051-9782-3 Interprofessional Rehabilitation: A Person-Centred Approach Sarah G. Dean, Richard J. Siegert, William J. Taylor 978-0-470-65596-2
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