The New Measures

A Theological History of Democratic Practice


Author: Ted A. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052187131X

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 1013

This 2007 book debates about religion and democracy through a cultural history of nineteenth-century revival practice.

The New Rules of Measurement

What Every Psychologist and Educator Should Know


Author: Susan E. Embretson,Scott L. Hershberger

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113570659X

Category: Psychology

Page: 291

View: 7717

In this volume prominent scholars from both psychology and education describe how these new rules of measurement work and how they differ from the old rules. Several contributors have been involved in the recent construction or revision of a major test, while others are well-known for their theoretical contributions to measurement. The goal is to provide an integrated yet comprehensive reference source concerned with contemporary issues and approaches in testing and measurement.

Confidence and Security Building Measures in the New Europe


Author: Zdzislaw Lachowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198297888

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8901

After the end of the cold war, confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs) became a means to manage the changes that were taking place in Europe and to enhance cooperative relations among states based on partnership, mutual reassurance and transparency. This book reviews the evolution and use of CSBMs and other norm- and standard-setting measures, especially in time of crisis, and the attempts to streamline and improve their operation. CSBMs are now increasingly being used in European regional and sub-regional contexts.

Measuring and Sustaining the New Economy

Report of a Workshop


Author: National Research Council,Policy and Global Affairs,Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309170017

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

View: 4453

Sustaining the New Economy will require public policies that remain relevant to the rapid technological changes that characterize it. While data and its timely analysis are key to effective policy-making, we do not yet have adequate statistical images capturing changes in productivity and growth brought about by the information technology revolution. This report on a STEP workshop highlights the need for more information and the challenges faced in measuring the New Economy and sustaining its growth.

The New Measures


Author: A.F. Moritz

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1770891897

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 3623

Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award: Poetry The follow up to The Sentinel, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, A.F. Moritz's The New Measures is a bold collection of fiery, passionate, visionary, and fiercely singing new work. These poems make unique music, by turns tender and forceful, terrified and assured, grateful and enraged. They revel in pleasure, and the thirst for more pleasure. And they insist on the hope -- perhaps paradoxical, perhaps impossible, yet never extinguished -- for the perfection of a world both natural and human. The New Measures makes fear and grief into prophecy and joy at each turn of phrase. It is a brilliant new work from one of our greatest poets.

The New Psychometrics

Science, Psychology and Measurement


Author: Paul Kline

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317724631

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 6819

Many psychological factors are little more than statistical descriptions of particular sets of data and have no real significance. Paul Kline uses his long and extensive knowledge of psychological measurement to argue that truly scientific forms of measurement could be developed to create a new psychometrics. This would transform the basis of psychology and change it from a social science to a pure science.

On Concepts and Measures of Multifactor Productivity in Canada, 1961-1980


Author: Alexandra Cas,Thomas K. Rymes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521024341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 499

This book presents new estimates of the sources of economic growth in Canada. The experimental measures account for the reproductibility of capital inputs in an input-output framework and show that advances in technology are more important for economic growth than previously estimated. Traditional measures of multifactor productivity advance are also presented. Extensive comparisons relate the two approaches to each other and to a range of measures of structural change and labor productivity.

China and Asia in the New Century


Author: Zhu Rongji

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812300904

Category: Political Science

Page: 54

View: 4260

This book is the text of the Singapore Lecture delivered by Premier Zhu on 30 November 1999. The text is in both English and Chinese.

Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

19th International Conference, EKAW 2014, Linköping, Sweden, November 24-28, 2014, Proceedings


Author: Krzysztof Janowicz,Stefan Schlobach,Patrick Lambrix,Eero Hyvönen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319137042

Category: Computers

Page: 620

View: 9439

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW 2014, held in Linköping, Sweden, in November 2014. The 24 full papers and 21 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 138 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling, and managing knowledge, the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the Semantic Web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, personal digital assistance systems, and a variety of other related topics.

The New England Soul

Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England


Author: Harry S. Stout

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199927081

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 5574

"Both the sources he employs and the scope of his study set his work apart from all that have precede it...The first study of New England preaching to span the entire colonial period...very important book." - Journal of American History "Simply breathtaking in scope. No one else has dared to grapple with the full sweep of Puritan preaching form the founding of New England through the American Revolution." - Nathan O. Hatch, University of Notre Dame "A massive achievement will stand as the definitive work on this important subject." - Reviews in American History "Impressive, imaginative, sensible, and lucid." - Donald G. Matthews, University of North Carolina and Chapel Hill "[Stout] has created a field of scholarship hitherto neglected - the manuscript sermon as a source of religious culture in colonial times. More than that, he has shown the extent to which sermon notes add to our knowledge of the times, notably for the period of the Great Awakening. And he has done so with great insight." - New England Quarterly "So soundly based on exhaustive research and so lucid in presentation, that even its most surprising conclusions carry conviction. An impressive achievement." - Daniel Walker Howe, author of What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 "One of the most impressive studies of Puritan New England society to appear in this century....Throughout the work, Stout enriches, supplements and revises much of the current knowledge about colonial New England. His language, which is both precise and playful, makes the volume a delight to read." -The Historian "Will surely become a benchmark in the study of early American history and culture." -Journal of the American Academy of Religion

The New Psychology of Money


Author: Adrian Furnham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135050120

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

View: 6776

The New Psychology of Money is an accessible and engrossing analysis of our psychological relationship to money in all its forms. Comprehensive and insightful, Adrian Furnham explores the role that money plays in a range of contexts, from the family to the high street, and asks whether the relationship is always a healthy one. Discussing how money influences what we think, what we say, and how we behave in a range of situations, the book places the dynamics of high finance and credit card culture in context with traditional attitudes towards wealth across a range of cultures, as well as how the concept of money has developed historically. The book is split into four sections: Understanding Money. What are our attitudes to money, and how does nationality, history and religion mediate those attitudes? Money in the Home How do we grow up with money, and what role does it play within the family? What role does gender play, and can we lose control in dealing with money? Money at Work. Are we really motivated by money at work? And what methods do retailers use to persuade us to part with our money? Money in Everyday Life. How do we balance the need to create more money for ourselves through investments with the desire to make charitable contributions, or give money to friends and family? How has the e-revolution changed our relationship to money? Radically updated from its original publication in 1998, The New Psychology of Money is a timely and fascinating book on the psychological impact of an aspect of daily life we generally take for granted. It will be of interest to all students of psychology, economics and business and management, but also anyone who takes an interest in the world around them.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 10: Law and Politics


Author: James W. Ely Jr.,Bradley G. Bond

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616742

Category: Reference

Page: 456

View: 4450

Volume 10 of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture combines two of the sections from the original edition, adding extensive updates and 53 entirely new articles. In the law section of this volume, 16 longer essays address broad concepts ranging from law schools to family law, from labor relations to school prayer. The 43 topical entries focus on specific legal cases and individuals, including historical legal professionals, parties from landmark cases, and even the fictional character Atticus Finch, highlighting the roles these individuals have played in shaping the identity of the region. The politics section includes 34 essays on matters such as Reconstruction, social class and politics, and immigration policy. New essays reflect the changing nature of southern politics, away from the one-party system long known as the "solid South" to the lively two-party politics now in play in the region. Seventy shorter topical entries cover individual politicians, political thinkers, and activists who have made significant contributions to the shaping of southern politics.

The New Testament Era

The World of the Bible from 500 B.C. to A.D. 100


Author: Bo Reicke

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451404371

Category: Bible

Page: 336

View: 1322

This book does what no other introductory work does; it displays clearly and simply the interplay of forces, people, and events that were key to the birth and gradual expansion of early Christianity.

The Measure of All Things

The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World


Author: Ken Alder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074324902X

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 7510

In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way north to Dunkirk, while Pierre-François-André Méchain voyaged south to Barcelona. Their mission was to measure the world, and their findings would help define the meter as one ten-millionth of the distance between the pole and the equator—a standard that would be used “for all people, for all time.” The Measure of All Things is the astonishing tale of one of history’s greatest scientific adventures. Yet behind the public triumph of the metric system lies a secret error, one that is perpetuated in every subsequent definition of the meter. As acclaimed historian and novelist Ken Alder discovered through his research, there were only two people on the planet who knew the full extent of this error: Delambre and Méchain themselves. By turns a science history, detective tale, and human drama, The Measure of All Things describes a quest that succeeded as it failed—and continues to enlighten and inspire to this day.