Written by Sara Wachter-Boettcher, Technically Wrong is the best popular press book written about miss-classification and algorithms.
The chapters in the book cover common issues and problems that should not be happening.
From Chapter 10, Technically Dangerous
Software is designed and coded by people not representing the general population …” The narrower those people’s perspective’s are, the more they design and code like themselves and shrug off any responsibility for outcome, the more inequality, insensitivity and hate can thrive ”
Written by Ryan J. Winter, A Crash Course in Statistics published by Sage Publications, 2018 is an easy to read, short, concise book. It is just the right book when you want a quick overview of what you have forgotten about Statistics. The code in the book is SPSS available at the book’s web-site at study.sagepub.com/winter .
Covers descriptive Statistics, Chi-Square, t-Test, and ANOVA.
The book can be used as a text-book as it has quizzes at the end of each chapter.
If you do not have SPSS Rstudio will load the SPSS data files ready to use.
Publisher Springer International Publishing, 2018
Hidden Inequalities in the Workplace
Editors: Valerie Caven and Stefanos Nachmias
I have been commissioned by AONW to do a study on Ageism in the Workplace. I am glad that I found this book while doing research. It is a timely book on difficult topics.
They make a business case for diversity: The real benefit assigned to diversity management is gaining competitive advantage and enhance performance thru human capital.
The Quality of Work Among Older Workers
Chapter 5 page 91
written by Christopher Lawton and Daniel Wheatly
This chapter sheds light into this under explored area of the labor market. Concluding with that working into later life can bring benefits to society including; higher national output, lower unemployment, lower welfare costs and reduced health speeding.
Cognitive Biases in Recruitment, Selection and Promotion: The Risk of Subconscious Discrimination
written by Zara Whysall
This chapter states that despite documented benefits of workplace diversity, progress in achieving this has been slow.
This book has given me a lot to think about and a lot more to explore.
published by Springer International Publishing 2017
Originally published as Datendesign mit R, 2014
This is a well written book for designers. Part one of the book basics and techniques covers more than the basics. Fig 2.1 is of Elements of a figure. R has the commands to put all these things on a graph.
Typefaces, fonts and symbols again more information than I usually see in an R book.
Part two is the examples. 100 examples are on their web site. The examples talk about good design layout and readability.
One of my favorites is figure 6.3.7 Tree Map. Tree Map is a good way to see proportions. How much is each part of the budget. Small important items do not disappear.
Enjoy this book. I am having fun getting the code to work on other data.
Troy Miles wrote jQuery Essentials published by Packt Publishing 2016. This is a good enough book that twice I started a review of it. The code for this book is available to download on packtpub.com
The book has good coverage of the DOM, document object model. I like the section in chapter9 about never modify the DOM in a loop.
Chapter 8 about separation of concerns covers unit tests. Tells you how to use events to decouple code. Break the code into logical units. Separation of Concerns is a useful software architecture pattern.