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Transportation Depth Six-Minute Problems for the Pe Civil Exam by
Publication Date: 2017-10-30
Targeted Training for Solving PE Civil Transportation Depth Exam Multiple-Choice Problems Transportation Depth Six-Minute Problems for the PE Civil Exam contains 91 multiple-choice problems that are grouped into 10 chapters. Each chapter corresponds to a topic on the PE Civil exam transportation depth section. Problems are representative of the exam's format, scope of topics, and level of difficulty. Like the PE exam, an average of six minutes is required to solve each problem in this book. Each problem also includes a hint that provides optional problem-solving guidance. Comprehensive step-by-step solutions for all problems demonstrate accurate and efficient solving approaches. Six-Minute Problems will help you to * familiarize yourself with the exam scope * connect relevant theory to exam-like problems * identify accurate problem-solving approaches * organize the references you will use on exam day Topics Covered Alternatives Analysis Horizontal Design Signal Design Vertical Design Drainage Intersection Geometry Traffic Control Design Geotechnical and Pavement Roadside and Cross-Section Design Traffic Engineering Referenced Design Standards A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (GDHS) Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures (PCA) Guide for Design of Pavement Structures (GDPS-4-M) Guide for the Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Hydraulic Design of Highway Culverts (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide: A Manual of Practice (MEPDG) Roadside Design Guide (RDG) The Asphalt Handbook (MS-4)
Designing Quality Survey Questions by
Publication Date: 2018-06-29
Surveys are a cornerstone of social and behavioral research, and with the use of web-based tools, surveys have become an easy and inexpensive means of gathering data. But how researchers ask a question can dramatically influence the answers they receive. Sheila B. Robinson and Kimberly Firth Leonard's Designing Quality Survey Questions shows readers how to craft high quality, precisely-worded survey questions that will elicit rich, nuanced, and ultimately useful data to help answer their research or evaluation questions. The authors address challenges such as crafting demographic questions, designing questions that keep respondents engaged and avoid survey fatigue, web-based survey formats, culturally-responsive survey design, and factors that influence survey responses. Additionally, "Stories from the Field" features provide real world experiences from practitioners who share lessons learned about survey design, and end-of-chapter exercises and discussion questions allow readers to apply the information they've learned.
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