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Introduction
Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us is a 2008 book by Professor Daniel Koretz of Harvard. Koretz, the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Education at Harvard, is a noted expert on educational assessment and testing policy. Professor...

DAMNED LIES AND STATISTICS: Untangling Numbers from the Media, Politicians, and Activists
(UPDATED EDITION)
Joel Best
University of California Press
Berkeley and Los Angeles, California
2001, 2012
Print Length: 213 pages
My Rating: 4/5
Introduction
Damned Lies and...

e: The Story of a Number
by Eli Maor
Princeton Science Library Series
Published by Princeton University Press, 41 William Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Copyright © 1994 by Princeton University Press
Page Count: 248 pages
My Rating: 4/5
Introduction
e: The Story...

A Mind for Numbers
How to Excel at Math and Science (Even if you Flunked Algebra)
by Barbara Oakley, Ph.D.
JEREMY P. TARCHER/ PENGUIN
Published by the Penguin Group Penguin Group (USA) LLC
New York, New York 10014
2014
My Rating: 3/5
Introduction
A Mind for Numbers is...

Falling Behind?
Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent
by Michael S. Teitelbaum
Princeton University Press
March 30, 2014
Introduction
Falling Behind? is a recent (March 2014) book by Michael Teitelbaum of the Sloan Foundation, a demographer and long...

A group of researchers in philosophy, psychology and mathematics are requesting the assistance of the mathematical community by participating in a survey about mathematicians’ philosophical intuitions.
The survey is available here: http://goo.gl/Gu5S4E.
For the...

Martin Fowler’s Design Stamina Hypothesis expresses a widely held belief among practicing software engineers and other technical professionals that is also taught in computer science curricula. Basically, the idea is that “good software design,” a...

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