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This straightforward and effective how-to guide provides the basics for any journalist or student beginning to use data for news stories. It has step-by-step instructions on how to do basic data analysis in journalism while addressing why these digital tools should be an integral part of reporting in the 21st century. The book pays particular attention to the need for accuracy in computer-assisted reporting and to both the potential and pitfalls in utilizing large datasets in journalism.
An ideal core text for courses on data-driven journalism or computer-assisted reporting, Houston pushes back on current trends by helping current and future journalists become more accountable for the accuracy and relevance of the data they acquire and share.
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Statistical Methods in Computer Security summarizes discussions held at the recent Joint Statistical Meeting to provide a clear layout of current applications in the field. This blue-ribbon reference discusses the most influential advancements in computer security policy, firewalls, and security issues related to passwords. It addresses crime and misconduct on the Internet, considers the development of infrastructures that may prevent breaches of security and law, and illustrates the vulnerability of networked computers to new virus attacks despite widespread deployment of antivirus software, firewalls, and other network security equipment.
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NATO's military interventions in the Balkans have transformed the alliance. As the alliance goes East, its members are compelled to rethink NATO's, and each member nation's, military and political roles. Providing a well-rounded study of continuing change in the contemporary North Atlantic Treaty Organization, this book is constructed around eight essays by European security experts analyzing challenges confronting the Atlantic Alliance as a military alliance and as a collective security organization dealing simultaneously with deterrence, enlargement, and regional crisis intervention. It is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students in international relations, American foreign policy, European studies, security and strategic studies.
The evidence is that NATO will undergo many more changes responding to actual and potential threats to Europe's peace. These range from a revival of the ethnic conflict in the former Yugoslavia to the proliferation and possible use of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Also discussed is the matter of NATO's further enlargement and the question of whether this offers more or less security to the alliance membership, as are the emerging tensions between the EU and NATO security regimes.
Paradigm's all-new Computers: Understanding Technology provides comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of computer concepts-including hardware, software, networks, and the Internet, as well as programming, security, and ethics. Available in this Comprehensive version, the fifth edition is competency-based and objective-driven. It gives you and your students:* Interactivity. A responsive design that guides students to become active learners.* Precheck and Recheck quizzes test student competency on each learning objective in the course and helps them track their progress.* Diverse learning resources like video tutorials and research articles meet the unique learning preferences of individual students. Flexible content delivery. Choose the method that works best for your class. SNAP with Integrated eBook:* Students and instructors can access all course resources through a web-based training and assessment system. Key assignments, quizzes, and test results are uploaded into an online gradebook.* SNAP automatically returns a customized Study Plan for each student, with concept-level feedback and links to the resources that will help the student master the corresponding learning objective. Multiplatform eBook:* Students can hyperlink to additional content, flash cards, interactive chapter summaries and glossary, and games.* eBook provides immediate feedback on Precheck and Recheck quizzes, as well as selected end-of-chapter exercises.
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