Long overdue, Beyond the Numbers is one of the first books to really examine the process of data analysis for practitioners. Educators facing the implementation of No Child Left Behind will find Dr. White's insights to be a practical approach.
Many executives now understand that information is a corporate asset, but few understand how to treat it as one. Written by data governance experts, Dan Power and Wayne Eckerson, this book unearths the secrets of how to turn the promise of data governance into reality. Power and Eckerson combine their 50 years of experience on data-driven applications with in-the-trenches insights from top data governance practitioners at companies such as Cisco, Dow Chemical, Wiley & Sons, University of Illinois, TIAA-CREF, and Walgreens. The result is a practical guide to succeeding with data governance. Scheduled for publication in January 2015, this book will address all facets of data governance, from how to define it, sell it, and implement it. Each chapter contains an overview of the topic from Dan Power and Wayne Eckerson, followed by verbatim comments and tales of success and failure from each of the books featured practitioners.
The study presented in this report was commissioned by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) as a member of the Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) initiative, and was conducted by SB Consulting (SBC4D). The objective of the research is to understand the role of farmer organisations (FO) and cooperatives in the agriculture data ecosystem. These organisations have long been recognised to play an important role in society that translates into the improvement of living conditions of their members, particularly the low-income earning population. More than 40% of households in Africa are member of a cooperative society ([ILO-2000]) and the cooperative movement is Africa’s biggest nongovernmental organisation. The key question this report explores is the role of these organisations in the emergent “data revolution.” How can they ensure that this data revolution benefits their members and the smallholder farmers in general, and at the same time contribute to the revolution by providing valuable information to policy makers or other stakeholders of the ecosystem?
Measure the difference you make in students' academic, career, and personal/social development! Aligned with the American School Counselor Association's National Model, this authoritative guide from highly respected counselor educators and trainers gives preservice and inservice counselors the tools to identify evidence-based practices in their field and to use data in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and interventions. With vignettes and recommendations in every chapter, this book offers skill-building guidelines for: Analyzing outcome research to inform planning Carrying out action research and building collaborative partnerships Measuring student learning and behavior change Communicating results to stakeholders, and more
Dispelling the Myths, Uncovering the Opportunities
Author: Thomas Davenport
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Category: Business & Economics
Go ahead, be skeptical about big data. The author was—at first. When the term “big data” first came on the scene, bestselling author Tom Davenport (Competing on Analytics, Analytics at Work) thought it was just another example of technology hype. But his research in the years that followed changed his mind. Now, in clear, conversational language, Davenport explains what big data means—and why everyone in business needs to know about it. Big Data at Work covers all the bases: what big data means from a technical, consumer, and management perspective; what its opportunities and costs are; where it can have real business impact; and which aspects of this hot topic have been oversold. This book will help you understand: • Why big data is important to you and your organization • What technology you need to manage it • How big data could change your job, your company, and your industry • How to hire, rent, or develop the kinds of people who make big data work • The key success factors in implementing any big data project • How big data is leading to a new approach to managing analytics With dozens of company examples, including UPS, GE, Amazon, United Healthcare, Citigroup, and many others, this book will help you seize all opportunities—from improving decisions, products, and services to strengthening customer relationships. It will show you how to put big data to work in your own organization so that you too can harness the power of this ever-evolving new resource.
A Practical Guide to Using Visualization for Insight
Author: Danyel Fisher,Miriah Meyer
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
You have a mound of data front of you and a suite of computation tools at your disposal. Which parts of the data actually matter? Where is the insight hiding? If you’re a data scientist trying to navigate the murky space between data and insight, this practical book shows you how to make sense of your data through high-level questions, well-defined data analysis tasks, and visualizations to clarify understanding and gain insights along the way. When incorporated into the process early and often, iterative visualization can help you refine the questions you ask of your data. Authors Danyel Fisher and Miriah Meyer provide detailed case studies that demonstrate how this process can evolve in the real world. You’ll learn: The data counseling process for moving from general to more precise questions about your data, and arriving at a working visualization The role that visual representations play in data discovery Common visualization types by the tasks they fulfill and the data they use Visualization techniques that use multiple views and interaction to support analysis of large, complex data sets
Hatching Results for Students, Programs, and the Profession
Author: Trish Hatch
Publisher: Corwin Press
Reach ALL students and prove how critical your counseling program is! Data can make the difference for today’s embattled school counseling programs, and this insightful book shows how to collect and manage it. Aligned with current research and the ASCA standards, this essential resource includes a complete set of user-friendly tools and templates for data collection, action-planning and reporting. Readers will learn how to: Develop a robust counseling curriculum that supports the Common Core Standards and drop-out prevention Replace “random acts of guidance” with intentional, well-timed interventions that are based on student needs Measure progress through pre- and post-assessments Deliver compelling reports that demonstrate your program’s impact
In this book you will learn: Ways to lead, advocate and collaborate for achievement and success for all students. How to craft a vision statement, fine-tune your program focus and enhance the learning process for all students. Steps to determine the amount of time you currently spend in direct and indirect student services and various activities throughout the day and how to work with your administrator to get approval for the proper mix. Details about school counselor competencies and program assessments,helping you evaluate your skills and your programs effectiveness. How to measure program results and promote systemic change within the school system so every student graduates college-and career ready. Ways to analyze your current data, learn what its telling you and act on your schools needs. Methods for demonstrating how students a re different as a result of what you do.
Educators are increasingly responsible for using data to improve teaching and learning in their schools. This helpful guide provides leaders with simple steps for facilitating accurate analysis and interpretation of data, while avoiding common errors and pitfalls. How to Make Data Work provides clear strategies for getting data into workable shape and creating an environment that supports understanding, analysis, and successful use of data, no matter what data system or educational technology tools are in place in your district. This accessible resource makes data easy to understand and use so that educators can better evaluate and maximize their systems to help their staff, students, and school succeed. With this tried-and-true guidance, you’ll be prepared to advocate for tools that adhere to data reporting standards, avoid misinterpretation of data, and improve the data use climate in your school.
Ian Cox,Marie A. Gaudard,Philip J. Ramsey,Mia L. Stephens,Leo Wright
Author: Ian Cox,Marie A. Gaudard,Philip J. Ramsey,Mia L. Stephens,Leo Wright
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Visual Six Sigma Second Edition will include a new chapter on data quality and its preparation for analysis, which is perhaps the greatest challenge to analysts. It consists of six case studies that will be updated and streamlined to include new features available in JMP 11 and JMP 11 Pro. All screen captures will reflect the new JMP interface and to improve their quality and presentation.
David E. Nelson (M.D.),Bradford W. Hesse,Robert T. Croyle
Communicating Public Health Data to the Public, Policy Makers, and the Press
Author: David E. Nelson (M.D.),Bradford W. Hesse,Robert T. Croyle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The authors summarize and synthesize research on the selection and presentation of data pertinent to public health and provide practical suggestions, based on this research summary and synthesis, on how scientists and other public health practitioners can better communicate data to the public, policy makers and the press.
The Joint Commission, state agencies, and others are demanding solid data proving increased patient safety. You may be enlisting your front-line staff to gather this kind of information, but do they know how to interpret that data? Frequently, vital information with great potential for improving patient care, as well as proving compliance with Joint Commission patient safety goals, is overlooked or underutilized. Avoid common mistakes with this valuable resource. Making Your Data Work: Tools and templates for effective analysis will help staff quickly and easily find and present valuable information to improve quality and performance at your facility. BONUS! The CD-ROM contains customizable forms, policies and tools meet the needs of your facility!