Sensory Evaluation of Food Principles and Practices

Sensory Evaluation of Food  Principles and Practices
Author: Harry T. Lawless,Hildegarde Heymann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 827
Release: 1999-08-31
ISBN 10: 9780834217522
ISBN 13: 083421752X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensory Evaluation of Food Principles and Practices Book Review:

The book is designed as a text for undergraduate and graduate courses in sensory evaluation and as a reference for industrial practitioners. It covers all the basic techniques of sensory testing, from simple discrimination tests to home use placements for consumers. It provides a practical guide to how tests are conducted and, for the reader who wishes a deeper understanding, provides the fundamental psychological and statistical theories that form the basis and rationale for sensory test design. Statistics used in sensory evaluation are demonstrated as integrated applications in the context of appropriate sensory methods and are also presented as a stand-alone material in appendixes. Statistical applications are tailored to common and relevance are obvious, and space is not wasted on designs or analyses that are not suitable for data collection from human observers. The text presents divergent philosophies in a balanced manner. Chapters are constructed so that beginning students who want only practical aspects of conducting sensory tests will find clear instructions on how tests should be conducted. Advanced students and practitioners will profit from the detailed section on rationale and sensory evaluation issues. "It covers the entire spectrum of sensory analysis. I have read many books on this intriguing subject, but this is the Rolls-Royce." a?? Aubrey Parsons, governing council member, International Union for Food Science and Technology

Evaluation Theory Models and Applications

Evaluation Theory  Models  and Applications
Author: Daniel L. Stufflebeam,Anthony J. Shinkfield
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2007-04-06
ISBN 10: 0787977659
ISBN 13: 9780787977658
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation Theory Models and Applications Book Review:

Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications is designed for evaluators and students who need to develop a commanding knowledge of the evaluation field: its history, theory and standards, models and approaches, procedures, and inclusion of personnel as well as program evaluation. This important book shows how to choose from a growing array of program evaluation approaches. In one comprehensive resource, the authors have compiled vital information from the evaluation literature and draw on a wide range of practical experiences. Using this book, evaluators will be able to identify, analyze, and judge 26 evaluation approaches. The authors also show how to discriminate between legitimate and illicit approaches based on application of the Joint Committee Program Evaluation Standards.

Economic Evaluation of Projects

Economic Evaluation of Projects
Author: Derek H. Allen
Publsiher: IChemE
Total Pages: 193
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780852952665
ISBN 13: 085295266X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Evaluation of Projects Book Review:

With the help of this well-established book, the engineer can tackle cash flow, tax, depreciation, cost minimisation, uncertainty and risk. IChemE, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, is the center for chemical, biochemical and process engineering professionals worldwide. We are the heart of the process community, promoting competence and a commitment to sustainable development, advancing the discipline for the benefit of society and supporting the professional development of members. Some of the areas we publish in include: Safety in the process industries - the BP Process Safety series; Consultancy for chemical engineers; Project management in the process industries; Contract management in the process industries - International Forms Of Contract series; and Communication skills for engineers.

Health Care Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation

Health Care Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation
Author: Yasar A. Ozcan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2007-12-08
ISBN 10: 9780387754482
ISBN 13: 0387754482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Health Care Benchmarking and Performance Evaluation Book Review:

Hugely relevant in today’s world of healthcare performance management, this comprehensive work applies the analytical framework of Data Envelopment Analysis methodology to provide health care administrators with specific tools for performance evaluation. Most important, the book provides health care practitioners and administrators with information of what is lacking in specific aspects of performance and then outlines the ways how these performance inadequacies can be improved.

Internal Evaluation

Internal Evaluation
Author: Arnold J. Love
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1991-03
ISBN 10: 9780803932012
ISBN 13: 0803932014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internal Evaluation Book Review:

The author of Internal Evaluation provides an introduction to the theory and practice of internal evaluation; he presents the stages of internal evaluation growth, ways of identifying users' needs and selecting appropriate evaluation methods, and the evaluation techniques associated with each stage and with developing and managing the internal evaluation resource.

The Handbook of Environmental Policy Evaluation

The Handbook of Environmental Policy Evaluation
Author: Ann Crabbé,Pieter Leroy
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1849773076
ISBN 13: 9781849773072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Environmental Policy Evaluation Book Review:

Policy evaluation is an important and well-established part of the policy process, facilitating and feeding back to promote the ongoing effectiveness of policies that have been implemented or anticipating policies in the making. Environmental policy is a special case, presenting new complexities uncommon to other areas, which standard evaluation tools are ill-equipped to grapple with. It is also an area that is experiencing rapid growth throughout the world and knowledge is now needed at all levels of government and in NGOs, businesses and other organizations, all of whom are required to assess the effectiveness of their policies.This handbook is the first guide to environmental policy evaluation in practice. Beginning with an introduction to the general principles of evaluation, it explains the particular complexities native to the environmental sphere and provides a comprehensive toolkit of evaluation methods and techniques which the practitioner can employ and refer to again and again. The authors also consider design issues which may face the policy evaluator, including involvement of stakeholders, the sensitivities between them, the a priori assessment of the evaluability of a field, the maximization of the utilization of the evaluations� outcomes, and much more. Throughout, the theory is illustrated with practical examples from around the world, making this the essential companion guide for anyone tasked with ensuring that environmental policy fulfils its aims and achieves its potential.

Realistic Evaluation

Realistic Evaluation
Author: Ray Pawson,Nick Tilley,Nicholas Tilley
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1997-06-23
ISBN 10: 9780761950097
ISBN 13: 0761950095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Realistic Evaluation Book Review:

Realistic Evaluation shows how programme evaluation needs to be, and can be bettered. It presents a profound yet highly readable critique of current evaluation practice, and goes on to introduce a `manifesto' and `handbook' for a fresh approach. The main body of this book is devoted to the articulation of a new evaluation paradigm, which promises greater validity and utility from the findings of evaluation studies. The authors call this new approach `realistic evaluation'. The name reflects the paradigm's foundation in scientific realist philosophy, its commitment to the idea that programmes deal with real problems rather than mere social constructions, and its primary intention, which is to inform realistic developm

Evaluation of Education

Evaluation of Education
Author: Educational technology
Publsiher: Educational Technology
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 9780877780595
ISBN 13: 0877780595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation of Education Book Review:

This tutorial is organised to teach the beginner what they need to know in order to get a Web site up and running in the shortest time possible. Covering the techniques that would be used by a beginner, the book is arranged in one-hour courses.'

Sensory Evaluation of Food

Sensory Evaluation of Food
Author: Harry T. Lawless,Hildegarde Heymann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2010-09-27
ISBN 10: 9781441964885
ISBN 13: 1441964886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensory Evaluation of Food Book Review:

The ?eld of sensory science has grown exponentially since the publication of the p- vious version of this work. Fifteen years ago the journal Food Quality and Preference was fairly new. Now it holds an eminent position as a venue for research on sensory test methods (among many other topics). Hundreds of articles relevant to sensory testing have appeared in that and in other journals such as the Journal of Sensory Studies. Knowledge of the intricate cellular processes in chemoreception, as well as their genetic basis, has undergone nothing less than a revolution, culminating in the award of the Nobel Prize to Buck and Axel in 2004 for their discovery of the olfactory receptor gene super family. Advances in statistical methodology have accelerated as well. Sensometrics meetings are now vigorous and well-attended annual events. Ideas like Thurstonian modeling were not widely embraced 15 years ago, but now seem to be part of the everyday thought process of many sensory scientists. And yet, some things stay the same. Sensory testing will always involve human participants. Humans are tough measuring instruments to work with. They come with varying degrees of acumen, training, experiences, differing genetic equipment, sensory capabilities, and of course, different preferences. Human foibles and their associated error variance will continue to place a limitation on sensory tests and actionable results. Reducing, controlling, partitioning, and explaining error variance are all at the heart of good test methods and practices.

Outcome Based Evaluation

Outcome Based Evaluation
Author: Robert L. Schalock
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780306464584
ISBN 13: 0306464586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outcome Based Evaluation Book Review:

Outcome-based evaluation is particularly useful for examining government and social programs where there is no financial 'bottom-line'. This two-part introductory reference provides in Part I an overview of outcome-based approach, discusses the four types of evaluations it includes : Program evaluation, to determine person and program-referenced outcomes and their use; Effectiveness evaluation, to determine whether a program meets its stated goals and objectives; Impact evaluation, to determine whether a program made a difference; and Policy evaluation, to determine policy outcomes in reference to their equity, efficiency, or effectiveness. Part II focuses on methodology - choice of outcomes, their measurement, and their analysis.

Evaluation Research

Evaluation Research
Author: Alan Clarke,Ruth Dawson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1999-12-07
ISBN 10: 9780761950950
ISBN 13: 0761950958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation Research Book Review:

Providing students and practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to evaluation research, this book shows how social research methods and methodologies can be applied in a variety of evaluation contexts. The author: - illustrates the contribution both quantitative and qualitative methods can make to evaluation; - stresses the important part played by theory in the evaluation enterprise; - introduces some of the conceptual, methodological and practical problems encountered when undertaking this type of applied research, especially in the areas of criminal justice, health care and education.

Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation

Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation
Author: Joseph S. Wholey,Harry P. Hatry,Kathryn E. Newcomer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2010-03-11
ISBN 10: 1118046552
ISBN 13: 9781118046555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation Book Review:

The second edition of Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation offers managers, analysts, consultants, and educators in government, nonprofit, and private institutions a valuable resource that outlines efficient and economical methods for assessing program results and identifying ways to improve program performance. The Handbook has been thoroughly revised. Many new chapters have been prepared for this edition, including chapters on logic modeling and on evaluation applications for small nonprofit organizations. The Handbook of Practical Program Evaluation is a comprehensive resource on evaluation, covering both in-depth program evaluations and performance monitoring. It presents evaluation methods that will be useful at all levels of government and in nonprofit organizations.

Evaluation in Text Authorial Stance and the Construction of Discourse

Evaluation in Text   Authorial Stance and the Construction of Discourse
Author: Susan Hunston,Geoffrey Thompson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, UK
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2000-02-24
ISBN 10: 0191591092
ISBN 13: 9780191591099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evaluation in Text Authorial Stance and the Construction of Discourse Book Review:

A crucial aspect of any discourse is what the writer or speaker thinks about his/her topic - in other words, how the writer or speaker evaluates the topic. Evaluation in Text brings together work from many different perspectives, providing a unique profile of this important topic which will be essential reading for any student or researcher of Discourse Analysis. - ;This is an accessible and wide-ranging account of current research in one of the most central aspects of discourse analsysis: evalution in and of written and spoken language. Evalution is the broad cover term for the expression of a speakers - or writers - attitudes, feelings, and values. It covers areas sometimes referred to as stance, modality, affect or appraisal. Evaluation (a) expresses the speakers opinion and thus reflects the value-system of that person and their community; (b) constructs relations between speaker and hearer (or writer and reader); (c) plays a key role in how discourse is organized. Every act of evalution expresses and contributes to a communal value-system, which in turn is a component of the ideology that lies behind every written or spoken text. Conceptually, evaluation is comparative, subjective, and value-laden. In linguistic terms it may be analysed lexically, grammatically, and textually. These themes and perspectives are richly exemplified in the chapters of this book, by authors aware and observant of the fact that processes of linguistic analysis are themselves inherently evaluative. The editors open the book by introducing the field and provide separate, contextual introductions to each chapter. They have also collated the references into one list, itself a valuable research guide. The exemplary perspectives and analyses presented by the authors will be of central interest to everyone concerned with the analysis of discourse, whether as students of language, literature, or communication. They also have much to offer students of politics and culture. The editors open the book by introducing the field and provide separate, contextual introductions to each chapter. They have also collated the references into one list, itself a valuable research guide. The exemplary perspectives and analyses presented by the authors will be of central interest to everyone concerned with the analysis of discourse, whether as students of language, literature, or communication. They also have much to offer students of politics and culture. -

Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation
Author: John M. Owen
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2006-11-02
ISBN 10: 1593854064
ISBN 13: 9781593854065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Program Evaluation Book Review:

Program Evaluation, Third Edition, provides a conceptual and practical overview of the evaluation process in real-world educational, organizational, and social service settings. Using an issues-driven perspective, Owen helps students and practitioners compare and select from an array of evaluation approaches by providing an original conceptual framework for the five major forms of evaluative inquiry: proactive, clarificative, interactive, monitoring, and impact.

Land Surface Evaluation for Engineering Practice

Land Surface Evaluation for Engineering Practice
Author: James S. Griffiths
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781862390843
ISBN 13: 1862390843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Surface Evaluation for Engineering Practice Book Review:

This volume presents a collection of papers on techniques and case studies in land surface evaluation for engineering practice written by specialist practitioners in the field. The volume arose out of deliberations by the Second Working Party on Land Surface Evaluation set up by the engineering group of the Geological Society in January 1997 and chaired by Dr J.S. Griffiths. The book provides examples of cost-effective methods for collecting land surface and near surface data prior to carrying further detailed ground investigations of engineering sites.

Instruments Evaluation Designs Used in Gifted Programs

Instruments   Evaluation Designs Used in Gifted Programs
Author: Carolyn M. Callahan
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0788188259
ISBN 13: 9780788188251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instruments Evaluation Designs Used in Gifted Programs Book Review:

Documents practices in the evaluation of gifted programs and on investigating the factors which make evaluation more useful to the decision-maker. Explores the validity of the assertions made in the literature about evaluations of programs for the gifted, analyzes current evaluation literature for generic guidelines for effective evaluations, and studies the utility of evaluations of programs for the gifted with the intent of providing more specific guidelines for decision makes in the construction of evaluation designs, implementation of the evaluation process, and utilization of evaluation results. Includes "Guidelines for Evaluating Gifted Programs" .

Info line Guide to Training Evaluation

Info line Guide to Training Evaluation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: American Society for Training and Development
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781562861179
ISBN 13: 1562861174
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Info line Guide to Training Evaluation Book Review:

A collection of 13 Infolines on training evaluation, this work walks you through evaluation essentials, including establishing evaluation criteria, understanding various test types and styles, measuring training on-the-job, capturing behavior in the workplace, and demonstrating how training affects the bottom line.

Fourth Generation Evaluation

Fourth Generation Evaluation
Author: Egon G. Guba,Yvonna S. Lincoln
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780803932357
ISBN 13: 0803932359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fourth Generation Evaluation Book Review:

Fourth generation evaluation represents a monumental shift in evaluation practice. The authors highlight the inherent problems faced by previous generations of evaluators - politics, ethical dilemmas, imperfections and gaps, inconclusive deductions - and blame reliance on the scientific/positivist paradigm for failure. They show how fourth generation evaluation solves persistent problems in program evaluation, comprehensively describe the differences between the positivist and constructivist paradigms of research, and provide a practical plan of the steps and processes in conducting a fourth generation evaluation.

Measurement and Evaluation

Measurement and Evaluation
Author: James F. McNamara,David A. Erlandson,Maryanne McNamara
Publsiher: Eye On Education
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781883001780
ISBN 13: 1883001781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measurement and Evaluation Book Review:

Written in a conversational style for principals who are not statisticians, this book will help you use measurement and evaluation to propel your school towards educational excellence.

Participatory Evaluation

Participatory Evaluation
Author: Deepa Narayan-Parker
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1993-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780821324776
ISBN 13: 0821324772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Participatory Evaluation Book Review:

Printed on Demand. Contact [email protected], if currently unavailable. World Bank Technical Paper 207. Development projects that encourage direct community participation ususally meet with greater success than those that do not. This guidebook describes ways of letting poor people help monitor and evaluate the water and sanitation programs that serve them. It provides simple shortcuts for building community participation and consensus. Decisionmakers will learn the different risks posed by this approach, such as viewing community participation as a panacea. The study describes ways to set reasonable goals without discouraging unexpected progress. It provides a handy framework of key indicators that can be used to monitor progress. These indicators gauge a project's cost, sustainability, and effectiveness. They rate a community's abiltiy to expand services and handle more operating responsibilities. Also available in French: (ISBN 0-8213-2782-8) Stock No. 12782.