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Does measurement measure up? : how numbers reveal and conceal the truth

John M. Henshaw

2006

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  • Title:
    Does measurement measure up? : how numbers reveal and conceal the truth
  • Author: John M. Henshaw
  • Description: Of love and luminescence : what, why, and how things get measured -- Doing the math : scales, standards, and some beautiful measurements -- The ratings game : "overall" measurements and rankings -- Measurement in business : what gets measured gets done -- Games of inches : sports and measurement -- Measuring the mind : intelligence, biology, and education -- Man : the measure of all things -- It's not just the heat, it's the humidity : global warming and environmental measurement -- Garbage in, garbage out : the computer and measurement -- How funny is that? Knowledge without measurement? -- Faith, hope, and love : the future of measurement--and of knowledge.
  • Local Note: acq2006eel
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Format: xiv, 228 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 080188375X (acid-free paper)
  • Subjects: Measurement; Uncertainty (Information theory); Knowledge, Theory of
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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