cdc-coteauxdegaronne
» » Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving
eBook Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving ePub

eBook Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving ePub

by Jonathan G. Koomey PhD,John P. Holdren

  • ISBN: 0970601921
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Jonathan G. Koomey PhD,John P. Holdren
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Analytics Press; 2nd edition (April 28, 2008)
  • Pages: 247
  • ePub book: 1550 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1253 kb
  • Other: doc azw txt lrf
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 209

Description

Jonathan G. Koomey, PhD, is a project scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a consulting . He lives in Oakland, California.

Jonathan G. Koomey, PhD, is a project scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a consulting professor at Stanford University.

solving has been enriched by my work with a number the great mathematician and teacher of problem.

Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth solving has been enriched by my work with a number the great mathematician and teacher of problem. 3,000 Solved Problems in Physics (Schaum's Solved Problems) (Schaum's Solved Problems Series). Number Theory - Art of Problem Solving (AoPS). 45 Pages·2006·242 KB·13,924 Downloads.

Turning Numbers into Knowledge book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

An engineer must have problem solving abilities with some level of expertise

Turning Numbers into Knowledge : Mastering the Art of Problem Solving, . An engineer must have problem solving abilities with some level of expertise. However, gaining these skills is challenging since design is often viewed as more of an art than science. This paper investigates the cognitive aspects of design expertise.

Clearly, Turning Numbers into Knowledge is first ing Numbers into Knowledge, he chose to craft a volume and foremost about fostering agile analytic skills, that speaks to the neophyte: the beginning citizen.

Clearly, Turning Numbers into Knowledge is first ing Numbers into Knowledge, he chose to craft a volume and foremost about fostering agile analytic skills, that speaks to the neophyte: the beginning citizen- independent of specialized command of any single activist, the advanced undergraduate and beginning analytic tool.

Professor Michael Maniates, Allegheny College, "There is nothing else like this book out there.

If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Turning Numbers into Knowledge is a compelling introductory guide to these and other essential skills . John P. Holdren, Past President, American Association for the Advancement of Science and Former Chief Science Advisor to President Obama, from the Foreword. Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving By Jonathan G. Koomey, P.

Full of tools, tricks, and tips for solving problems in the real world, this book serves as an ideal training manual for those who are new to or intimidated by quantitative analysis and acts as an excellent refresher for those who have more experience but want to improve the quality of their data, the clarity of their graphics, and the cogency of their.

Download PDF book format. Dewey Decimal Classification Number: 15. /3 21. Personal Name: Koomey, Jon. Publication, Distribution, etc. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Turning numbers into knowledge : mastering the art of problem solving Jonathan G. Koomey. Book's title: Turning numbers into knowledge : mastering the art of problem solving Jonathan G. Library of Congress Control Number: 00193242. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0970601905 (acid-free paper). Publication, Distribution, et. Oakland, CA.

Full of tools, tricks, and tips for solving problems in the real world, this book serves as an ideal training manual for those who are new to or intimidated by quantitative analysis and acts as an excellent refresher for those who have more experience but want to improve the quality of their data, the clarity of their graphics, and the cogency of their arguments. In addition to containing numerous updates to the contents—references, URLs, and reading lists—this second edition includes a new foreword, revised chapters, and an epilogue. Mastering the art of problem solving takes more than proficiency with basic calculations; it requires understanding how people use information, recognizing the importance of ideology, learning the art of storytelling, and acknowledging the important distinction between facts and values. Intended for executives, professors, and students, this guide addresses these and other essential skills.

Comments

Sha Sha
I began to enjoy the book almost from the very beginning, the writing style is easy to follow, and its explanations are straight to the point.
Non-scientists & scientists alike will find useful:
1) the methods and ideas for analyzing and testing for plausibility the everyday information encountered in the media,
pointers to finding logical flaws in arguments, and common tricks used by presenters in order to be ambiguous or downright deceptive.
2) simple methods of keeping facts at your fingertips
3) the chapters on life improvement and work-efficiency which made this book pay for itself in a matter of days.
4) helpful links to the Internet and to other books.
Scientists and Engineers in particular will find useful
· The back-of-the-envelope numerical methods. Many sci/engs do not use them enough.
· The description of the scientific process, of which they are (often unconsciously) a part.
· Suggestions on efficient, non-sloppy data analysis. The examples on data analysis are somewhat geared to the field of Energy Analysis, but easy to understand and generalize; in the process I learnt something about that field.
· suggestions for clear, concise presentation of text and figures during presentation of results.
This is also a good book to lend to a student intern or new employee to teach them back of the envelope statistical methods, how to get organized, and good habits, both organizational and data-analysis wise.
fabscf fabscf
The subtitle of this book is slightly misleading. This isn't so much about problem solving as about information literacy, learning to do your research and think about the credibility of your sources. The book is presented in an enjoyable format, with very short chapters (2-4 pages) on each subject consisting of an anecdote or two, a few quotes, and perhaps a comic. It also cites a wide variety of references for readers who want to learn about the topics in greater depth.

But aside from a few enjoyable stories, this book didn't teach me anything that I hadn't already picked up by the end of college. There is a great deal of commonsensical advice, like "Next time you find yourself resisting a new idea, take a deep breath and try to see the other point of view," plus outright fluff, like "After deciding what to do, you must follow through with action" and "Science and technology are a critical part of modern life." This might be an excellent primer for high schoolers, but based on the blurbs I was expecting something more advanced.
Taulkree Taulkree
I actually enjoyed this book for one reason, it makes you think about how you can become a more credible and useful resource for information. This book is a bit dated in the internet sense but the author gives some great advice on how to use graphs and research to help build your presentations. I'm in business school now and the authors advice on using the resources and citations from the internet are quite interesting. Consumer of information, beware. In summary, a very good book.
Niwield Niwield
This is an excellent book. Focused more on the overall art of problem solving as opposed to specific problem-solving techniques/algorithms, this is one of those rare books that can change the way you approach a general discipline...that of problem solving in this case.

The organization of the book, the level of detail into which each section delves and the overall pace of the writing are all well-suited for a general reading audience. For those readers interested in specific algorithms related to problem solving, Numerical Recipes 3rd Edition: The Art of Scientific Computing may represent a better choice.

I highly recommend this book to all readers interested in problem solving in general.
Keth Keth
Every researcher's first reference book is a comprehensive treatment of the methods, designs and analysis strategies needed for their discipline. This book is a complement rather than a substitute for such a basic research reference. It covers the tactics, organizational strategies--even attitudes--that are needed on a practical level to get research done.

I suggest using this book to do a quick "needs analysis" of your research style. Turn to the Preface and read through the annotated table of contents to identify the research tactic you most need to improve. (Mine was "Establish a Filing System.") You can assimilate the corresponding chapter in a few minutes and begin improving your skills.

With 38 different chapters covering topics that range from overcoming "Beginner's Mind" to "Use the Internet" there is something for every researcher. I can envision an undergraduate research methods professor leading beginning researchers through a needs assessment discussion and assigning them to both remediate their top weakness and sharpen their top strength--knowing all the time that many will be enticed into reading most of the other chapters, too. (I can also imagine a surly senior professor hurling it at his new research assistant with "Don't bother me until you have read this!" I suppose that teaching strategy would work, too. But I won't recommend it.)

The chapters are well organized and easy to learn from. Resources include both recommended books for in-depth exploration of each topic and a large number of relevant web sites for fast-click discovery. The book's own web site is a great place to start.

A great resource to sharpen your research abilities and an enjoyable read, this book is worth its place on your bookshelf.