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Notice of inquiry on waste acceptance issues: Response summary  

SciTech Connect

On May 25, 1994, the Department of Energy published a Notice of Inquiry on Waste Acceptance Issues in the Federal Register. Through this Notice of Inquiry, the Department sought to implement the Secretary`s initiative to explore with affected parties various options and methods for sharing the costs related to the financial burden associated with continued on-site storage by eliciting the views of affected parties on: (1) The Department`s preliminary view that it does not have a statutory obligation to begin accepting spent nuclear fuel in 1998 in the absence of an operational repository or other suitable storage facility constructed under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended; (2) The need for an interim, away-from-reactor storage facility prior to repository operations; and (3) Options for offsetting, through the Nuclear Waste Fund, a portion of the financial burden that may be incurred by utilities in continuing to store spent nuclear fuel at reactor sites beyond 1998. The Department received a total of 1,111 responses representing 1,476 signatories to this Notice of Inquiry. The responses included submittals from utilities (38 responses); public utility/service commissions and utility regulators (26 responses); Federal, state, and local governments, agencies, and representatives (23 responses); industry and companies (30 responses); public interest groups and other organizations (19 responses); and members of the general public (975 responses).

NONE

1995-03-01

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Electronic payment systems : issues of user acceptance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electronic commerce and electronic business greatly need new payment sys- tems that will support their further development. This paper discusses issues of user acceptance of electronic payment systems by mass customers and presents results of a user survey on conventional and electronic payment systems that was conducted with the purpose to discover user attitudes towards their characteristic properties. The paper

Dennis ABRAZHEVICH

2001-01-01

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Who accepts responsibility for their transgressions?  

PubMed

After committing an offense, transgressors can optimize their chances of reconciling with the victim by accepting responsibility. However, transgressors may be motivated to avoid admitting fault because it can feel threatening to accept blame for harmful behavior. Who, then, is likely to accept responsibility for a transgression? We examined how implicit theories of personality--whether people see personality as malleable (incremental theory) or fixed (entity theory)--influence transgressors' likelihood of accepting responsibility. We argue that incremental theorists may feel less threatened by accepting responsibility because they are more likely to view the situation as an opportunity for them to grow as a person and develop their relationship with the victim. We found support for our predictions across four studies using a combination of real-world and hypothetical offenses, and correlational and experimental methods. These studies therefore identify an important individual difference factor that can lead to more effective responses from transgressors. PMID:25252938

Schumann, Karina; Dweck, Carol S

2014-12-01

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Evaluation of the Acceptance of Audience Response System by Corporations Using the Technology Acceptance Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this research is to explore enterprises' acceptance of Audience Response System (ARS) using Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The findings show that (1) IT characteristics and facilitating conditions could be external variables of TAM. (2) The degree of E-business has positive significant correlation with behavioral intention of employees. (3) TAM is a good model to predict and explain IT acceptance. (4) Demographic variables, industry and firm characteristics have no significant correlation with ARS acceptance. The results provide useful information to managers and ARS providers that (1) ARS providers should focus more on creating different usages to enhance interactivity and employees' using intention. (2) Managers should pay attention to build sound internal facilitating conditions for introducing IT. (3) According to the degree of E-business, managers should set up strategic stages of introducing IT. (4) Providers should increase product promotion and also leverage academic and government to promote ARS.

Chu, Hsing-Hui; Lu, Ta-Jung; Wann, Jong-Wen

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CONSULTATION RESPONSE Wellcome Trust response to Dementia: ethical issues  

E-print Network

CONSULTATION RESPONSE Wellcome Trust response to Dementia: ethical issues July 2008 Page 1 of 5 Nuffield Council on Bioethics: Dementia: ethical issues Response by the Wellcome Trust July 2008 1. The Wellcome Trust is pleased to respond to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics consultation on dementia. Over

Rambaut, Andrew

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College Students' Use of Science Content during Socioscientific Issues Negotiation: Impact of Evolution Understanding and Acceptance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to explore the evolution science content used during college students' negotiation of biology-based socioscientific issues (SSI) and examine how it related to students' conceptual understanding and acceptance of biological evolution. Specific research questions were, (1a) what specific evolutionary science content do…

Fowler, Samantha R.

2009-01-01

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49 CFR 1200.2 - Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). 1200.2...ACCOUNTS, RECORDS AND REPORTS GENERAL ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS UNDER THE INTERSTATE...

2011-10-01

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49 CFR 1200.2 - Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). 1200.2...ACCOUNTS, RECORDS AND REPORTS GENERAL ACCOUNTING REGULATIONS UNDER THE INTERSTATE...

2010-10-01

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A Quantitative Assessment of the Factors that Influence Technology Acceptance in Emergency Response  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditional models for studying user acceptance and adoption of technology focused on the factors that identify and tested the relationships forged between the user and the technology in question. In emergency response, implementing technology without user acceptance may affect the safety of the responders and citizenry. Integrating the factors…

Seiter, Thomas C.

2012-01-01

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Focus Issue: External and Internal Regulators of Immune Responses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Focus Issue of Science Signaling, which complements the Science Special Issue on Innate Immunity (http://www.sciencemag.org/special/immunity), highlights the effects of viral and bacterial components on host cells, signaling pathways involved in regulating innate immune responses, and factors that modulate the functions of dendritic cells, which are required for effective adaptive immunity.

John F. Foley (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Science Signaling REV); Nancy R. Gough (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Science Signaling REV)

2010-01-19

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Policy Name: Gift Acceptance Policy Originating/Responsible Department: University Advancement  

E-print Network

Policy Name: Gift Acceptance Policy Originating/Responsible Department: University Advancement welcome the gifts of individuals, corporations and foundations to help us achieve our academic mission in the solicitation of gifts and in working with donors. It is the responsibility of the Chief Development Officer

Dawson, Jeff W.

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Host acceptance and sex allocation of Nasonia wasps in response to conspecifics  

E-print Network

Host acceptance and sex allocation of Nasonia wasps in response to conspecifics and heterospecifics of an organism's biology. Here, we consider how parasitoid wasps vary their reproductive decisions when such as parasitoid wasps, populations are often highly structured with only one or a few females contributing

Shuker, David

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DYNAMIC PROCEDURE AIDS: INCREASING ACCESS, ASSIMILATION, ACCEPTANCE, AND ATTENTION IN CRISIS RESPONSE AND HIGH-  

E-print Network

DYNAMIC PROCEDURE AIDS: INCREASING ACCESS, ASSIMILATION, ACCEPTANCE, AND ATTENTION IN CRISIS is known about how to design checklists well, especially new forms of computer-aided checklists; experts produce most existing designs in an ad-hoc manner. In response, we introduce the Dynamic Procedure aids

Klemmer, Scott

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Response to Independent Banking Commission Issues Professor Bruce Lyons*  

E-print Network

Response to Independent Banking Commission Issues Paper by Professor Bruce Lyons* and Dr Minyan Zhu by the Independent Banking Commission Our evidence relates primarily to Question 1.1 (on the harmony of stability and competition as two primary objectives), but also bears on Question 3.2 (on economies of scale in banking

Feigon, Brooke

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Issues of Seismic Response and Retrofit for Critical Substation Equipment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary This study focuses on a means to reduce the seismic hazard for transformer-bushing systems and different issues of the response and rehabilitation of transformers. The primary means of seismic mitigation investigated is the use of Friction Pendulum System (FPS) bearings to seismically isolate transformers. This is done by developing a finite element model representing the behavior of FPS bearings

Ali Ashrafi

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AGING AND TOXIC RESPONSE: ISSUES RELEVANT TO RISK ASSESSMENT (FINAL)  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA has released a final report entitled, Aging and Toxic Response: Issues Relevant to Risk Assessment . This document contributes to the Agency's efforts to better understand the physiology of aging in order to protect the health of older persons, and identifies several d...

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On Being Responsible: Ethical Issues in Appeals to Personal Responsibility in Health Campaigns  

Microsoft Academic Search

Appeals to personal responsibility are highly prevalent in health communication campaigns, but their use entails both moral and strategic considerations. This article provides an overview of the notion of personal responsibility as a persuasive appeal in public health communication campaigns and an analysis of concomitant ethical implications. Whereas the issue of responsibility often is acknowledged by practi- tioners and scholars

Nurit Guttman; William Harris Ressler

2001-01-01

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Presenting Global Warming and Evolution as Public Health Issues to Encourage Acceptance of Scientific Evidence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although evidence supporting anthropogenic global warming and evolution by natural selection is considerable, the public does not embrace these concepts. The current study explores the hypothesis that individuals will become more receptive to scientific viewpoints if evidence for evolution and implications of global warming are presented as issues

Stover, Shawn K.; McArthur, Laurence B.; Mabry, Michelle L.

2013-01-01

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The acceptability of climate change in agricultural communities: comparing responses across variability and change.  

PubMed

This study examined how the terms used to describe climate change influence landholder acceptability judgements and attitudes toward climate change at the local scale. Telephone surveys were conducted with landholders from viticultural (n = 97) or cereal growing (n = 195) backgrounds in rural South Australia. A variety of descriptive and inferential statistics were used to examine the influence of human-induced climate change and winter/spring drying trend terms on adaptation responses and uncertainties surrounding climate change science. We found that the terms used to describe climate change leads to significant differences in adaptation response and levels of scepticism surrounding climate change in rural populations. For example, those respondents who accepted human induced climate change as a reality were significantly more likely to invest in technologies to sow crops earlier or increase the amount of water stored or harvested on their properties than respondents who accepted the winter/spring drying trend as a reality. The results have implications for the targeting of climate change science messages to both rural landholders and communities of practice involved in climate change adaptation planning and implementation. PMID:23246767

Raymond, Christopher M; Spoehr, John

2013-01-30

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Focus Issue: Keeping the Immune Response in Check  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

When exploring control of a biological system such as the inflammatory response, we often think first of mechanisms that promote activation of the system. But just as important are the signals that that modulate and terminate these processes. Unchecked recruitment and infiltration of leukocytes into tissues and the unrestrained production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines can lead to tissue damage and even cancer. This issue of Science’s STKE highlights studies that enhance our understanding of how pro-inflammatory signals are switched on, and--equally important--how they are switched off.

John F. Foley (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Science's STKE REV); Elizabeth M. Adler (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Science's STKE REV); Nancy R. Gough (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Science's STKE REV)

2007-05-01

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Beyond the Transboundary River: Issues of Riparian Responsibilities  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The issues of riparian countries sharing transboundary waters spans decades, and has been greatly strengthened by its collaboration with partner agencies. International cooperation on shared water resources is critical, especially in water scarce regions experiencing the impacts of over-consumption and pollution. Where, river basins are transboundary, this requires regular and structured consultation, coordination and cooperation among all states sharing the catchment. Rapid and unsustainable development of river basins and their wetlands has led to the disruption of natural hydrological cycles. In many cases this has resulted in greater frequency and severity of flooding, drought and pollution. Appropriate transnational planning, protection and allocation of water to wetlands are essential to avoid disaster and enable these ecosystems to continue to provide important goods and services to local communities. Integrated river basin management takes into account policies and measures for the multifunctional use of rivers on a catchment scale and associated institutional changes. The implementation of these involves a number of steps such as definition of aim, construction of conceptual model, selection of variables, comparison with selection criteria, database assessment, and indicator selection division of tasks and responsibilities for river basin management with regard to the development of indicators, data collection, and their application in decision-making. This work presents issues pertaining to the pressure to the river, the state of the river ecosystem, the impact to goods and services provided by the river, and the societal response.

Parhi, P. K.; Sankhua, R. N.

2013-11-01

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41 CFR 102-80.125 - Who has the responsibility for determining the acceptability of each equivalent level of safety...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? 102-80.125 Section 102-80...Prevention Equivalent Level of Safety Analysis § 102-80.125 Who has the responsibility...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? The head of the agency...

2011-01-01

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41 CFR 102-80.125 - Who has the responsibility for determining the acceptability of each equivalent level of safety...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? 102-80.125 Section 102-80...Prevention Equivalent Level of Safety Analysis § 102-80.125 Who has the responsibility...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? The head of the agency...

2010-07-01

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41 CFR 102-80.125 - Who has the responsibility for determining the acceptability of each equivalent level of safety...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? 102-80.125 Section 102-80...Prevention Equivalent Level of Safety Analysis § 102-80.125 Who has the responsibility...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? The head of the agency...

2012-01-01

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41 CFR 102-80.125 - Who has the responsibility for determining the acceptability of each equivalent level of safety...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? 102-80.125 Section 102-80...Prevention Equivalent Level of Safety Analysis § 102-80.125 Who has the responsibility...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? The head of the agency...

2014-01-01

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41 CFR 102-80.125 - Who has the responsibility for determining the acceptability of each equivalent level of safety...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? 102-80.125 Section 102-80...Prevention Equivalent Level of Safety Analysis § 102-80.125 Who has the responsibility...acceptability of each equivalent level of safety analysis? The head of the agency...

2013-07-01

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Mothers' and Fathers' Responsive Problem Solving with Early Adolescents: Do Gender, Shyness, and Social Acceptance Make a Difference?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We assessed the extent to which youths' (n = 231) shyness and social acceptance in preadolescence were associated with parents' responsive problem solving 1 year later after controlling for initial levels of parents' problem solving. Teachers (n = 176) completed assessments of youths' shyness and social acceptance, and parents (n = 231 married…

Miller, Scott R.; Brody, Gene H.; Murry, Velma M.

2010-01-01

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Swine influenza vaccine program in the community: acceptability, reactions and responses.  

PubMed

The operation of the national swine influenza immunization program was observed in the community of Tecumseh, Michigan. The purpose was to determine acceptability of a parenteral vaccine intended for the general population. Participation of the residents was excellent. More than 64 per cent of eligibles were vaccinated; this figure resembled that of the rest of the local area, but not the national figures nor a suburban area of Michigan where a similar study was carried out. Sore arm after vaccination was reported most frequently in younger female participants; however, sore arm was accepted as part of the process of vaccination and not considered a reaction by most. Such perceived reactions were not as commonly reported as in the large suburban area. Antibody response to the vaccine was excellent, not only in terms of antibodies to the swine virus itself but also in terms of cross reactive antibodies to the emergent H1N1 (Russian) influenza strain. As a result of the program, many vaccine recipients in the 25 to 49 year age groups are protected against this new epidemic virus. PMID:217281

Monto, A S; Ross, H W

1979-03-01

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Individual astringency responsiveness affects the acceptance of phenol-rich foods.  

PubMed

Sensory responses greatly vary between individuals, and individual sensory experiences influence eating behaviour. Three groups responding differently to phenolic astringent stimuli (Low Responding, LR, n=20, Medium Responding, MR, n=37 and High Responding, HR, n=20) were identified from a population of 77 subjects, based on the maintenance vs fluctuation of salivary characteristics after repeated stimulation of the masticatory and taste/somatosensory systems. The effect of LR, MR and HR status on perceived astringency and liking for phenol-containing apple, grape and carrot juices spiked with increasing tannic acid (TA) concentrations was examined. TA induced a greater increase of perceived astringency in HR, compared to MR and LR subjects. A decrease in liking for spiked juices was found in HR and to a lesser extent in MR and LR subjects. No significant differences were found comparing MR and LR groups for both astringency intensity and liking data. Liking for and familiarity with 37 food items, as well as preference for 14 phenol-rich foods and beverages, each paired with a less astringent counter-product, were also examined. An internal preference map was computed on liking scores and product subgroups were identified. An effect of LR/HR status was found for two food subgroups consisting of coffee without sugar, tea without sugar, raw chicory and milk chocolate, tea with sugar, coffee with sugar. LR subjects rated the products with the most astringency higher and those with the least astringency lower than did HR subjects. LR subjects also rated their familiarity with highly astringent products higher than did HR subjects. Thus, individual differences related to the physiological salivatory response to oral stimulations affect responses to astringent stimuli and can influence the overall acceptability of phenol-rich food items. PMID:21354451

Dinnella, Caterina; Recchia, Annamaria; Tuorila, Hely; Monteleone, Erminio

2011-06-01

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Interpersonal motives and social-evaluative threat: Effects of acceptance and status stressors on cardiovascular reactivity and salivary cortisol response.  

PubMed

Social-evaluative threat evokes increases in salivary cortisol and heightened cardiovascular reactivity. However, the types or content of social threats underlying these physiological responses are not clearly delineated in direct comparisons. Based in interpersonal theory, the present study manipulated high and low levels of acceptance threat (i.e., evaluation of likability, potential for inclusion) and status threat (i.e., evaluation of competence, leadership potential) during a modified Trier Social Stress Test, using a sample of 137 undergraduates (73 women). Both acceptance threat and status threat heightened salivary cortisol, heart rate, and blood pressure responses to the task. Hence, concerns about social inclusion or connection with others and concerns about social standing or status can contribute independently to physiological stress responses. PMID:25134736

Smith, Timothy W; Jordan, Kevin D

2015-02-01

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The year 2000 issue: International action and national responsibilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation will examine international aspects of the Year 2000 (Y2K) issue, in terms of how various countries are managing the problem and how international organizations are involved in that process. The paper notes that while international cooperation is essential in dealing with part of the problem, it is at the national level that preventive measures are undertaken and emergency

1999-01-01

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Corporate social responsibility: issues for human resource development professionals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent human resource development (HRD) scholarship has called for greater focus on social responsibility and ecological sustainability. The purpose of this article is to explore the engagement of HRD professionals in corporate social responsibility (CSR), examining one central question: how do HRD professionals perceive their roles and challenges in implementing CSR in organizations that claim CSR to be a key

Tara Fenwick; Laura Bierema

2008-01-01

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49 CFR 1200.2 - Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...FASB, and provided that the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration...accounting regulations, the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration...ASC. The ASC issued by the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and...

2013-10-01

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49 CFR 1200.2 - Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...FASB, and provided that the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration...accounting regulations, the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration...ASC. The ASC issued by the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and...

2014-10-01

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49 CFR 1200.2 - Adoption of generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...FASB, and provided that the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration...accounting regulations, the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and Administration...ASC. The ASC issued by the Office of Economics, Environmental Analysis, and...

2012-10-01

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Addressing criminality in childhood: is responsivity the central issue?  

PubMed

The responsivity principle is the third element of the now well-established risk-need-responsivity (RNR) model of offender rehabilitation. Accruing evidence suggests it is often sacrificed in intervention programs. We aim to demonstrate the central importance of this principle when designing offender interventions by describing the results of a successful, highly responsive intervention for very young children (aged 7 upward) who have offended. A small slice of the offending population as a whole, child offenders are nevertheless tomorrow's serious, violent, and prolific lawbreakers, yet little is understood about what reduces their risk. Recent developments on responsivity are reviewed, before presenting the evaluation indicating significant and sustained drops in risk of recidivism. In-program factors such as the nature and dosage of interventions are examined, alongside outcome data. The article discusses how RNR and other models might apply to this particularly young and underresearched age group. PMID:23070956

Nee, Claire; Ellis, Tom; Morris, Paul; Wilson, Amy

2013-11-01

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A call for responsibility in ethical issues for IS professionals  

SciTech Connect

In recent years there has been increased interest in the ethical values, beliefs and behavior of persons in the business world. Public abhorrence of questionable behavior of politicians, the savings and loan scandal and insider trading violations are just a few examples of many problems in business and professional life. A 1992 study by the Josephson Institute of Ethics involving 9,000 young people and adults revealed alarmingly low ethical characteristics in American institutions. Ferrell and Fraedrick have concluded that {open_quotes}business ethics is one of the most important concerns in today`s business world.{close_quote} A few professional organizations have tried to comprehend the ethical values, beliefs and behavior of their constituents. Vittrell has studied the frequency of ethical behavior for management information specialists. Martin and Peterson have examined the ethical issues of insider trading. Fimbel and Burstein have investigated the ethical values of technology professionals. Thornburg made use of a survey concerning the ethical beliefs and practices of human resources professionals. On a preliminary basis, these studies indicate the various ethical issues and uncertainties which are problematic for members of the various professions. Most business people are ethical segregationists, that is they tend to segregate their ethical values into one type of behavior for business and another type of behavior away from business. Managers accused of unethical behavior respond with, III am not that type of person. I am active in my church, in community affairs, a good family man, and so on.

Palmiter, C.W.

1994-12-31

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Program Area Issue Measurable goals Steps to achieve goals Individuals or Officers Responsible for  

E-print Network

GOALS Program Area Issue Measurable goals Steps to achieve goals Individuals or Officers and abilities of the underrepresented sex are being fully and effectively accommodated. STEPS TO ACHIEVE GOALS;GOALS Program Area Issue Measurable goals Steps to achieve goals Individuals or Officers Responsible

Vonessen, Nikolaus

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State subsidies induce gray jays to accept greater danger: an ecologically rational response?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Models of strictly rational choice assume that decision-makers evaluate options on relevant dimensions, assign fixed values\\u000a to options, and then make consistent choices based on these values. If so, recent experience would have no impact on preference.\\u000a But, recent events change an animal’s state, and preference may change accordingly. We explore how state affects willingness\\u000a to accept greater danger to

Thomas A. Waite; Andrew L. Nevai; Kevin M. Passino

2007-01-01

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Public Acceptance of Wildland Fire and Fuel Management: Panel Responses in Seven Locations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wildland fire affects both public and private resources throughout the United States. A century of fire suppression has contributed to changing ecological conditions and accumulated fuel loads. Managers have used a variety of approaches to address these conditions and reduce the likelihood of wildland fires that may result in adverse ecological impacts and threaten communities. Public acceptance is a critical component of developing and implementing successful management programs. This study examines the factors that influence citizen support for agency fuel reduction treatments over time—particularly prescribed fire and mechanical vegetation removal. This paper presents findings from a longitudinal study examining resident beliefs and attitudes regarding fire management and fuels treatments in seven states: Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The study was implemented in two phases over a 6-year period using mail surveys to residents of communities adjacent to federal lands in each location. Questions replicated measures from the original project as well as some new items to allow a more in-depth analysis of key concepts. The study design enables comparisons over time as well as between locations. We also assess the factors that influence acceptance of both prescribed fire and mechanical vegetation removal. Findings demonstrate a relative stability of attitudes toward fuels management approaches over time and suggest that this acceptance is strongly influenced by confidence in resource managers and beliefs that the treatments would result in positive outcomes.

Toman, Eric; Shindler, Bruce; McCaffrey, Sarah; Bennett, James

2014-09-01

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Green Guide Universities have a unique responsibility to address issues of environmental sustainabil-  

E-print Network

conservation and by purchasing a portion of our energy from renewable wind and solar sources. We recycle. At UMB, we accept this responsibility and work to reduce our environmental footprint through energy alternative transpor- tation programs, we reduce the impact of our cars. By offering sustainability education

Weber, David J.

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A Closer Look at Transition Issues for the 1990s: A Response to Rusch and Menchetti  

E-print Network

Clark, Gary M. and Knowlton, H. Earle. (1988) A closer look at transition issues for the 1990s: a response to Rusch and Menchetti. Exceptional Children, 54.4: p365. Publisher’s official version: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA6374415&v... response to Rusch and Menchetti. Exceptional Children, 54.4: p365. Keywords: Abstract: Text of paper: A Closer Look at Transition Issues for the 1990s: A Response to Rusch and Menchetti Rusch and Menchetti present the theme of their reply...

Clark, Gary M.; Knowlton, H. Earle

1988-01-01

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This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENERGY CONVERSION 1  

E-print Network

Energy Development and Power Generation Committee, identifies key technical issues facing the electric, Chair, a subcommittee of the Power and Energy Society Energy Development and Power Generation CommitteeThis article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final

Dobson, Ian

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Rotationally acceptable ocean tide models for determining the response of the oceans to atmospheric pressure fluctuations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Suitably generalized, ocean tide models can be used to determine the oceans' response to atmospheric pressure forcing; but the huge range of spatial and temporal scales of that forcing limits the relevance of state-of-the-art tide modeling techniques, like data assimilation, for such determinations. With an interest in its effects on Earth's rotation, in 1998 I employed a generalized but non-assimilating spherical harmonic tide model to determine the oceanic response to pressure forcing, however restricting its application to time scales exceeding a few days. This article revisits that spherical harmonic model in an attempt to improve its rotational predictions of short-period tides. We find that increasing the resolution of the model ocean does not by itself affect the tidal solution much, but varying the model's frictional parameters can produce diurnal tides whose effects on Earth's polar motion are similar to those of a variety of other ocean tide models. Such an improved model will allow our calculations of the oceans' dynamic response to pressure forcing, and the effects of that response on Earth's rotation, to be extended down to diurnal time scales.

Dickman, S. R.

2010-12-01

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What Responsibilities Should Teachers Accept? Stirling Educational Seminar Papers No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five value-laden levels of increasing responsibility are outlined as criteria applied to teacher's own activities; students' overt classroom behavior; comprehension and attitudes; abilities acquired by students; and future characteristics of students. Knowledge available to a teacher and working conditions influence level choice more than teacher…

McIntyre, Donald

1979-01-01

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Uses of the Internet in post-emergency response: Some issues  

SciTech Connect

Can the Internet be of value in post-emergency response? The answer is yes, to judge by its use following the Kobe earthquake in Japan and the ice storms in the US and Canada last winter. This will not be a technical account of the Internet, but rather a quick look at some advantages, disadvantages, promising applications, and issues that may arise in using the Internet for post-emergency response.

Herzenberg, C.L.

1998-09-01

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Introduction to the Special Issue on the U.S. Response to the Fukushima Accident  

SciTech Connect

Provides an introduction to the May 2012 issue of Health Physics, based on a special session at the 2011 Health Physics Society (HPS) annual meeting that focused on the United States' radiological response to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. This introduction outlines the papers in this important issue and describes the activities of the U.S. response participants, including the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), Department of Defense, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and other organizations. Observations are provided and the stage is set for the articles in this issue which document many of the activities undertaken during the Fukushima accident and which describe challenges faced and valuable lessons learned.

Blumenthal, Daniel J. [USDOE NA Office of Emergency Response

2012-05-01

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Different communities, different perspectives: issues affecting residents' response to a volcanic eruption in southern Iceland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research investigates residents' knowledge and perception of the Katla volcano and emergency response procedures in all rural and urban communities located in the eastern and southern Katla hazard zones. Using a questionnaire survey conducted in 2008, we demonstrate that there is an apparent difference between rural and urban communities' knowledge and perceptions, and identify some of the issues influencing residents' perspectives and behaviour. All rural and most urban residents have an accurate knowledge of Katla, the proposed warning system and emergency response plan. Urban residents perceived the emergency response plan to be appropriate. In comparison, rural residents did not perceive the emergency response plan as appropriate. Rural residents stated that they would personally assess the situation before deciding on a course of action independent of the proposed plan. Livelihood connections and inherited knowledge affect rural residents' ability and willingness to comply with the recommended procedures. Factors such as hazard knowledge, sense of community and attachment to place indicate that rural residents are more resilient to volcanic hazards. Based on our findings we recommend that emergency management agencies consider issues such as personal responsibility, neighbourliness and community involvement and cooperation, to develop and implement more appropriate volcanic risk mitigation strategies. In light of the recent Eyjafjallajökull eruptions, we provide a brief discussion on the 2010 emergency response. Although our findings are Iceland-specific, our recommendations may be applied internationally to other volcanic and disaster-prone regions.

Bird, Deanne K.; Gísladóttir, Guðrún; Dominey-Howes, Dale

2011-11-01

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Young Children’s Affective Responses to Acceptance and Rejection From Peers: A Computer-based Task Sensitive to Variation in Temperamental Shyness and Gender  

PubMed Central

This study presents a novel task examining young children’s affective responses to evaluative feedback—specifically, social acceptance and rejection—from peers. We aimed to determine (1) whether young children report their affective responses to hypothetical peer evaluation predictably and consistently, and (2) whether young children’s responses to peer evaluation vary as a function of temperamental shyness and gender. Four- to seven-year-old children (N = 48) sorted pictures of unknown, similar-aged children into those with whom they wished or did not wish to play. Computerized peer evaluation later noted whether the pictured children were interested in a future playdate with participants. Participants then rated their affective responses to each acceptance or rejection event. Children were happy when accepted by children with whom they wanted to play, and disappointed when these children rejected them. Highly shy boys showed a wider range of responses to acceptance and rejection based on initial social interest, and may be particularly sensitive to both positive and negative evaluation. Overall, the playdate task captures individual differences in affective responses to evaluative peer feedback and is potentially amenable to future applications in research with young children, including pairings with psychophysiological measures. PMID:23997429

Howarth, Grace Z.; Guyer, Amanda E.; Pérez-Edgar, Koraly

2013-01-01

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Architecture Concepts and Technical Issues for an Open,Interoperable Automated Demand Response Infrastructure  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents the technical and architectural issues associated with automating Demand Response (DR) programs. The paper focuses on a description of the Demand Response Automation Server (DRAS), which is the main component used to automate the interactions between the Utilities and their customers for DR programs. Use cases are presented that show the role of the DRAS in automating various aspects of DR programs. This paper also describes the various technical aspects of the DRAS including its interfaces and major modes of operation. This includes how the DRAS supports automating such Utility/Customer interactions as automated DR bidding, automated DR event handling, and finally real-time pricing.

Koch, Ed; Piette, Mary Ann

2007-10-01

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Positive Emotional Responses to Hybridised Writing about a Socio-Scientific Issue  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In order to understand better the role of affect in learning about socio-scientific issues (SSI), this study investigated Year 12 students' emotional arousal as they participated in an online writing-to-learn science project about the socio-scientific issue of biosecurity. Students wrote a series of hybridised scientific narratives, or BioStories, that integrate scientific information about biosecurity with narrative storylines, and uploaded these to a dedicated website. Throughout their participation in the project, students recorded their emotional responses to the various activities ( N = 50). Four case students were also video recorded during selected science lessons as they researched, composed and uploaded their BioStories for peer review. Analysis of these data, as well as interview data obtained from the case students, revealed that pride, strength, determination, interest and alertness were among the positive emotions most strongly elicited by the project. These emotions reflected students' interest in learning about a new socio-scientific issue, and their enhanced feelings of self-efficacy in successfully writing hybridised scientific narratives in science. The results of this study suggest that the elicitation of positive emotional responses as students engage in hybridised writing about SSI with strong links to environmental education, such as biosecurity, can be valuable in engaging students in education for sustainability.

Tomas, Louisa; Ritchie, Stephen M.

2012-01-01

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Methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins 3 and 4 are responsible for Campylobacter jejuni chemotaxis and jejuna colonization in mice in response to sodium deoxycholate.  

PubMed

Methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins (MCPs), also termed transducer-like proteins (Tlps), serve as sensors in bacterial chemotactic signalling, and detect attractants and promote bacterial movement towards suitable sites for colonization. Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of human enteritis, but the mechanisms responsible for bacterial chemotaxis and early colonization in the jejunum of hosts are poorly understood. In the present study, we identified several types of bile and sodium deoxycholate (SDC) acting as chemotactic attractants of C. jejuni strain NCTC 11168-O in vitro, in which SDC was the most efficient chemoattractant. In mice with bile duct ligation, the wild-type strain displayed a markedly attenuated ability for colonization. Blockage of Tlp3 or Tlp4 protein with antibody or disruption of the tlp3 or tlp4 gene (?tlp3 or ?tlp4) caused a significant inhibition of SDC-induced chemotaxis and attenuation for colonization on jejunal mucosa in mice of the bacterium. Disruption of both the genes (?tlp3/?tlp4) resulted in the absence of bacterial chemotaxis and colonization, while the tlp-gene-complemented mutants (C?tlp3 and C?tlp4) reacquired these abilities. The results indicate that SDC is an effective chemoattractant for C. jejuni, and Tlp3 and Tlp4 are the SDC-specific sensor proteins responsible for the bacterial chemoattraction. PMID:24403598

Li, Zhifeng; Lou, Hongqiang; Ojcius, David M; Sun, Aihua; Sun, Dexter; Zhao, Jinfang; Lin, Xu'ai; Yan, Jie

2014-03-01

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12.4.7 Parental Notification and Alcohol and Drug Violations 1. Achieving autonomy and acceptance of one's personal responsibility are student development goals  

E-print Network

12.4.7 Parental Notification and Alcohol and Drug Violations 1. Achieving autonomy and acceptance of one's personal responsibility are student development goals promoted throughout every facet of collegiate life. Such goals are promoted within the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In 1998, however

Kasman, Alex

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National Wetlands Inventory The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) as of 2006 has accepted the administrative responsibility for  

E-print Network

National Wetlands Inventory The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) as of 2006 has accepted the administrative responsibility for the National Wetland Plant List from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). In early 2009 the FWS removed the published 1988 and 1996 wetland plant lists from their National Wetland

US Army Corps of Engineers

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Optimization of Chemical properties, Sensory Descriptive and Consumer Acceptance of Jiaogulan tea Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum, GP) is a Chinese medicinal herb which can grow in Thailand. The objective of this study was to optimize the chemi- cal component, the sensory quality and consumer acceptance of Jiaogulan tea. The sensory descriptive analysis was conducted to describe the sensory properties of Jiaogulan tea. The hedonic scaling method was used to measure the consumer acceptability

Niramon Utama-ang; Penkwan Chompreeda; Vichai Haruthaithanasan; Nusiri Lerdvuthisopon; Thongchai Suwonsichon; Bruce A. Watkins

2007-01-01

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The glial response to intracerebrally delivered therapies for neurodegenerative disorders: is this a critical issue?  

PubMed Central

The role of glial cells in the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative conditions of the central nervous system (CNS) is now well established (as is discussed in other reviews in this special issue of Frontiers in Neuropharmacology). What is less clear is whether there are changes in these same cells in terms of their behavior and function in response to invasive experimental therapeutic interventions for these diseases. This has, and will continue to become more of an issue as we enter a new era of novel treatments which require the agent to be directly placed/infused into the CNS such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), cell transplants, gene therapies and growth factor infusions. To date, all of these treatments have produced variable outcomes and the reasons for this have been widely debated but the host astrocytic and/or microglial response induced by such invasively delivered agents has not been discussed in any detail. In this review, we have attempted to summarize the limited published data on this, in particular we discuss the small number of human post-mortem studies reported in this field. By so doing, we hope to provide a better description and understanding of the extent and nature of both the astrocytic and microglial response, which in turn could lead to modifications in the way these therapeutic interventions are delivered. PMID:25071571

Cicchetti, Francesca; Barker, Roger A.

2014-01-01

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Victoria's Child FIRST and IFS differential response system: Progress and issues.  

PubMed

Differential response has long been utilized by statutory child protection systems in Australia. This article describes the advent and history of Victoria's differential response system, with a particular focus on the Child FIRST and IFS programme. This program entails a partnership arrangement between the Department of Human Services child protection services and community-based, not-for-profit agencies to provide a diverse range of early intervention and prevention services. The findings of a recent external service system evaluation, a judicial inquiry, and the large-scale Child and Family Services Outcomes Survey of parents/carers perspectives of their service experiences are used to critically examine the effectiveness of this differential response approach. Service-user perspectives of the health and wellbeing of children and families are identified, as well as the recognized implementation issues posing significant challenges for the goal of an integrated partnership system. The need for ongoing reform agendas is highlighted along with the policy, program and structural tensions that exist in differential response systems, which are reliant upon partnerships and shared responsibilities for protecting children and assisting vulnerable families. Suggestions are made for utilizing robust research and evaluation that gives voice to service users and promotes their rights and interests. PMID:25192958

Lonne, Bob; Brown, Gerry; Wagner, Ingrid; Gillespie, Kerri

2015-01-01

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43 CFR 3200.8 - What regulations apply to leases issued in response to applications pending on August 8, 2005?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Continued) BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR MINERALS MANAGEMENT (3000) GEOTHERMAL RESOURCE LEASING Geothermal Resource Leasing § 3200.8 What regulations apply to leases issued in response to applications...

2011-10-01

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Should age-period-cohort analysts accept innovation without scrutiny? A response to Reither, Masters, Yang, Powers, Zheng and Land.  

PubMed

This commentary clarifies our original commentary (Bell and Jones, 2014c) and illustrates some concerns we have regarding the response article in this issue (Reither et al., 2015). In particular, we argue that (a) linear effects do not have to be produced by exact linear mathematical functions to behave as if they were linear, (b) linear effects by this wider definition are extremely common in real life social processes, and (c) in the presence of these effects, the Hierarchical Age Period Cohort (HAPC) model will often not work. Although Reither et al. do not define what a 'non-linear monotonic trend' is (instead, only stating that it isn't a linear effect) we show that the model often doesn't work in the presence of such effects, by using data generated as a 'non-linear monotonic trend' by Reither et al. themselves. We then question their discussion of fixed and random effects before finishing with a discussion of how we argue that theory should be used, in the context of the obesity epidemic. PMID:25641207

Bell, Andrew; Jones, Kelvyn

2015-03-01

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Finally Making Good on the Promise of Qualitative Research in Special Education? A Response to the Special Issue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this response to the special issue, we would like to offer two additional considerations to the discourse on qualitative research and special education this issue is meant to catalyze. First, we would like to further problematize the question of why qualitative research continues to be so sparsely represented in most prominent publications of…

Pugach, Marleen C.; Mukhopadhyay, Ananya; Gomez-Najarro, Joyce

2014-01-01

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USP Responses to Comments on Stimuli Article, ''Proposed Change to Acceptance Criteria for Dissolution Performance Verification Testing  

Microsoft Academic Search

* Todd L. Cecil, William Brown, Darrell R. Abernethy, William F. Koch, Roger L. Williams, USP ABSTRACT Pharmacopeial Forum 33(3) (May-June 2007) included a Stimuli article titled ''Proposed Change to Acceptance Criteria for Dissolution Performance Verification Testing.'' This Stimuli article proposed changing the form of the acceptance criteria for the Performance Verification Test (PVT) associated with USP Dissolution h711i to

Walter W. Hauck; Todd L. Cecil; William Brown; Darrell R. Abernethy; William F. Koch; Roger L. Williams

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The impact of developer responsiveness on perceptions of usefulness and ease of use: an extension of the technology acceptance model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) suggests that the perceived usefulness (PU) and the perceived ease of use (PEOU) of an information system (IS) are major determinants of its use. Previous research has demonstrated the validity of this model across a wide variety of IS types. However, prior research has not identified antecedents of PU and there has been only limited

David Gefen; Mark Keil

1998-01-01

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Received 9 Dec 2013 | Accepted 25 Sep 2014 | Published 17 Nov 2014 Coccolithophore calcification response to past  

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calcification response to past ocean acidification and climate change Sarah A. O'Dea1, Samantha J. Gibbs1, Paul carbon dioxide emissions are forcing rapid ocean chemistry changes and causing ocean acidification (OA barrier (the coccosphere). Our current understanding of coccolithophore responses to ocean acidification

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Vaccine acceptance  

PubMed Central

The United Kingdom has had a long history with vaccine acceptability dating back to Edward Jenner’s theory of small pox vaccination. More recently, the discredited, Wakefield study published in 1998 continues to cause MMR skepticism. In pregnant women pertussis vaccination has been considerably more successful than influenza vaccination. Influenza vaccine uptake in healthcare workers remains poor. The media, politicians, and health reforms have contributed to the mixed coverage for these vaccines. In this article we examine vaccine acceptability from a UK perspective, and consider the future impact this is likely to have on the introduction of rotavirus and shingles vaccine in the UK in 2013. PMID:24025731

Ford, John A; Mahgoub, Hamid; Shankar, Ananda Giri

2013-01-01

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Survey and online discussion groups to develop a patient-rated outcome measure on acceptability of treatment response in vitiligo  

PubMed Central

Background Vitiligo is a chronic depigmenting skin disorder which affects around 0.5-1% of the world’s population. The outcome measures used most commonly in trials to judge treatment success focus on repigmentation. Patient-reported outcome measures of treatment success are rarely used, although recommendations have been made for their inclusion in vitiligo trials. This study aimed to evaluate the face validity of a new patient-reported outcome measure of treatment response, for use in future trials and clinical practice. Method An online survey to gather initial views on what constitutes treatment success for people with vitiligo or their parents/carers, followed by online discussion groups with patients to reach consensus on what constitutes treatment success for individuals with vitiligo, and how this can be assessed in the context of trials. Participants were recruited from an existing database of vitiligo patients and through posts on the social network sites Facebook and Twitter. Results A total of 202 survey responses were received, of which 37 were excluded and 165 analysed. Three main themes emerged as important in assessing treatment response: a) the match between vitiligo and normal skin (how well it blends in); b) how noticeable the vitiligo is and c) a reduction in the size of the white patches. The majority of respondents said they would consider 80% or more repigmentation to be a worthwhile treatment response after 9 months of treatment. Three online discussion groups involving 12 participants led to consensus that treatment success is best measured by asking patients how noticeable their vitiligo is after treatment. This was judged to be best answered using a 5-point Likert scale, on which a score of 4 or 5 represents treatment success. Conclusions This study represents the first step in developing a patient reported measure of treatment success in vitiligo trials. Further work is now needed to assess its construct validity and responsiveness to change. PMID:24929563

2014-01-01

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Positive Emotional Responses to Hybridised Writing about a Socio-Scientific Issue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to understand better the role of affect in learning about socio-scientific issues (SSI), this study investigated Year 12 students' emotional arousal as they participated in an online writing-to-learn science project about the socio-scientific issue of biosecurity. Students wrote a series of hybridised scientific narratives, or BioStories,…

Tomas, Louisa; Ritchie, Stephen M.

2012-01-01

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First to Market: Issue Management Pacesetters and the Pharmaceutical Industry Response to AIDS in Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Institutional and resource dependency theories are used to develop a conceptual framework that describes how an “issue pacesetter” affects corporate issue management. The pacesetter model is developed in the following steps: changed stakeholder expectations, pacesetter emergence, heightened attention and pressure, decision making under pressure, and implementation and compliance. The model is then applied to analyze the confrontation between the mainline

Cedric E. Dawkins

2005-01-01

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A Disability Studies Response to JTE's Themed Issue on Diversity and Disability in Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a recent themed issue of "Journal of Teacher Education" ("JTE" 63.4) about issues of disability, diversity, and teacher education, guest editors Marleen Pugach, Linda Blanton, and Lani Florian (2012) invite readers to participate in "honest, difficult, and much needed dialogue across the many diversity constituencies in teacher education" (p.…

Collins, Kathleen M.

2013-01-01

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A resource-based-view of the socially responsible firm: Stakeholder interdependence, ethical awareness, and issue responsiveness as strategic assets  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years the resource-based view of the firm has made significant headway in explaining differences in interfirm performance. However, this perspective has not considered the social and ethical dimensions of organizational resources. This paper seeks to provide such an integration. Using Kuhn's three stage model of adaptive behavior, the resource worthiness of stakeholder management, business ethics, and issues management

Reginald A. Litz

1996-01-01

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Internet Censorship Issues for Teacher-Librarians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes and critiques emerging issues about Internet access in schools and school libraries. Discusses software products for filtering and rating expressive content on the Internet, reader-response-theory implications for filtering and rating Internet content, ambiguities, and the role of school librarians and acceptable-use policies. (AEF)

Schrader, Alvin

1999-01-01

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RESPONSE TO ISSUES AND DATA SUBMISSIONS ON THE CARCINOGENICITY OF TETRACHLOROETHYLENE (PERCHLOROETHYLENE)  

EPA Science Inventory

The scientific debate over the potential carcinogenicity of tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, perc, PCE) spans several years. his document reviews the issues considered by the EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) during its review of the Draft Addendum to the Health Assessmen...

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View of socioscientific issues among educators: The willingness of teachers to accept SSI into the classroom and the reasoning underyling those beliefs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Socioscientific issues (SSI) are potentially controversial topics, which can be examined using a social and a scientific perspective. The inclusion of these topics in elementary and secondary classrooms has caused a number of conflicts over the past century. In the present study, I explore the willingness of teachers to include three SSI: evolution, stem cell research, and global climate change in the science curricula. Participants included 221 educators currently employed in K-12 schools. Teachers have the greatest impact on classroom instruction, regardless of state curricula. I found most educators willing to include the three previously named SSI in the curricula, but support was not an indication of a pro-science perspective. Teachers modestly preferred the inclusion of scientific perspectives over alternative ideas, but this support was not universal. Potentially important demographic factors were collected; participants from rural populations, Evangelicals, frequent church attendees, Republicans, and conservatives were found to be less receptive to science-supported ideas. A similarly lower level of support was found among those teachers who did not teach secondary science and those who had taken fewer science courses while in college. Interestingly, a possible correlation between the aforementioned demographic factors and chosen teaching position was identified. I identified a perceived low level of support for the science underlying the selected SSI as one possible explanation for the lack of emphasis on empirically supported concepts. Similarly, the majority of educators were willing to support legislation which formally encouraged the idea of "balanced" coverage. I found the lack of support for scientific ideas and the reasoning quality supporting these views surprisingly low. Educators consider SSI using very different lenses. It was these lenses, and not empirical evidence, which had the greatest impact on decision making. For some participants these frames of reasoning seemed so engrained that they were unwilling to even contemplate the validity of opposing viewpoints.

Parr, John Carlos

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Faculty Response to Ethical Issues at an American University in the Middle-East  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The objective of this study is to get feedback on faculty perception of ethical issues related to teaching, scholarship and service at a relatively new American-style university in the Middle-East. Design/methodology/approach: A questionnaire involving 21 scenarios with multiple choice answers was developed and distributed to all faculty…

Tabsh, Sami W.; El Kadi, Hany A.; Abdelfatah, Akmal S.

2012-01-01

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Legal Issues and the Supervised Internship Relationship: Who Is Responsible for What?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It easily could be argued that no single step in a sport management career path is as important and valuable as an internship. This article identifies some of the situations in an internship that raise legal issues for the university, academic program, student, and sponsoring organization. In addition, the article includes several procedural and…

Moorman, Anita M.

2004-01-01

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Response: Epistemological Issues of Social Work Science as a Translational Action Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A science-based practice should be caring, there is no dissent about this. But why a social work science? Until now "things are fine," and practice seems to be getting on very well without it!? It is claimed that there is no alternative in its own interest. Social work needs social work science because of the epistemological issues linked to the…

Goppner, Hans-Jurgen

2012-01-01

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Student conceptualizations of the nature of science in response to a socioscientific issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates student conceptualizations of the nature of science (NOS) and how students interpret and evaluate conflicting evidence regarding a socioscientific issue. Eighty?four high school students participated in the study by reading contradictory reports about the status of global warming and responding to questions designed to elicit ideas pertinent to the research goals. A subsample of 30 students was

Troy D. Sadler; F. William Chambers; Dana L. Zeidler

2004-01-01

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The Universities' Responsibilities to Society: International Perspectives. Issues in Higher Education Series. First Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three broad subthemes were addressed in a conference focusing on the responsibilities of universities. These were anticipating change relative to university development, the international knowledge enterprise, and academic freedom and university autonomy as prerequisite for the university meeting its responsibilities. Following an introduction,…

Neave, Guy, Ed.

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Biological weapons, genetics, and social analysis: emerging responses, emerging issues—II  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent terrorist attacks in the United States have generated significant attention in many countries to the threats posed by biological weapons. In response to these events and the specter of future attacks, bioscientists and professional organizations have begun or intensified asking questions about the possible malign applications of their research. Part II of this two-part article examines the emerging responses

Brian Rappert

2003-01-01

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Response to issues on GM agriculture in Africa: Are transgenic crops safe?  

PubMed

The controversies surrounding transgenic crops, often called Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), call for a need to raise the level of public awareness of Genetic Modification (GM) technology in Africa. This should be accomplished by educating the public about the potential benefits and risks that may be associated with this new technology. In the last 15 years, GM crop producing countries have benefited from adoption of this new technology in the form of improved crop productivity, food security, and quality of life. The increased income to resource-poor farmers is a key benefit at the individual level especially as most countries using this technology are in the developing world, including three African countries (South Africa, Burkina Faso and Egypt). Despite clear benefits to countries and farmers who grow GMOs, many people are concerned about suspected potential risks associated with GMOs. This sparks debate as to whether GM technology should be adopted or not. Given the concerns regarding the safety of GMO products, thorough scientific investigation of safe application of GMOs is required. The objective of this paper is to respond to the issues of GM agriculture in Africa and some of the issues surrounding the adoption of GM crops between developed and developing countries. In this article, I analyse relevant papers relating to the adoption of GM technology particularly in developing countries including the few African countries that have adopted GM crops. The issues discussed span a wide range including: safety; potential benefits and risks; disputes between the United States of America (USA) and the European Union (EU) over adoption of GM crops with a focus on Africa continent. This article is concluded by summarising the issues raised and how GM technology can be adopted for agricultural development in Africa. PMID:21981823

Adenle, Ademola A

2011-01-01

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Reexamining traditional issues in survey research: Just how evil is the anathema of low response rate?  

SciTech Connect

Survey researchers have long been exhorted to strive for high response rates in order to maximize the likelihood that the respondents are representative of the population being surveyed. It is not surprising then, that much survey research has been directed towards examining the effects of various manipulatable factors on response rate. It is clear that attempts to reach the goal of minimizing the likelihood of nonresponse bias through testing various methods of increasing survey response rates have consumed much research and debate. The results obtained in this research have been inconsistent. Some studies have found significant differences, others have found none. The present study was designed to determine the extent to which the results of an employment survey of former graduates of a teacher preparation program would have been affected by changes in response rate.

Clark, S.B. [Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, TN (United States). Science/Engineering Education Division; Boser, J.A. [Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)

1995-08-01

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34 CFR 86.303 - What are the procedures used by the Secretary for issuing a response other than the formulation...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...assistance? 86.303 Section 86.303 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION Responses and Sanctions Issued or Imposed by the Secretary for Violations by an IHE § 86.303...

2010-07-01

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34 CFR 86.303 - What are the procedures used by the Secretary for issuing a response other than the formulation...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...assistance? 86.303 Section 86.303 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION Responses and Sanctions Issued or Imposed by the Secretary for Violations by an IHE § 86.303...

2012-07-01

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34 CFR 86.303 - What are the procedures used by the Secretary for issuing a response other than the formulation...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...assistance? 86.303 Section 86.303 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION Responses and Sanctions Issued or Imposed by the Secretary for Violations by an IHE § 86.303...

2013-07-01

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34 CFR 86.303 - What are the procedures used by the Secretary for issuing a response other than the formulation...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...assistance? 86.303 Section 86.303 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION Responses and Sanctions Issued or Imposed by the Secretary for Violations by an IHE § 86.303...

2014-07-01

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34 CFR 86.303 - What are the procedures used by the Secretary for issuing a response other than the formulation...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...assistance? 86.303 Section 86.303 Education Office of the Secretary, Department of Education DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE PREVENTION Responses and Sanctions Issued or Imposed by the Secretary for Violations by an IHE § 86.303...

2011-07-01

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The Issue of Negative Evidence: Adult Responses to Children's Language Errors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When 16 parents' and 13 nonparents' conversations with children were examined for evidence of adults' differential responses to children's syntactic, phonological, and semantic errors, results indicated that adults tended to respond differentially to children's language mistakes, with parents showing greater sensitivity than non-parents. (RH)

Bohannon III, John Neil; Stanowicz, Laura

1988-01-01

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Teacher Perceptions of Issues Related to Implementation of Response to Intervention in the Regular Education Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although several school districts in a southern US state use a three-tiered Response to Intervention (RtI) model to supplemental core reading instruction and positively impact student achievement, the model appears to have had nominal impact. The theoretical foundation for this study is anchored in a constructivist approach to education. Three…

Bissell, Erica K.

2012-01-01

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Dose-Response Issues Concerning the Relations between Regular Physical Activity and Health.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper categorizes the many benefits of physical activity, offering information concerning the type of dose necessary to get that benefit. In 2000, Health Canada and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with other agencies, sponsored a symposium to determine whether there was a dose-response relationship between…

Rankinen, Tuomo; Bouchard, Claude

2002-01-01

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Response-to-Intervention in High-Risk Preschools: Critical Issues for Implementation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article summarizes the current knowledge of response-to-intervention (RTI) models in preschool settings, with an emphasis on evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of our current research base. Particular attention is given to the unique challenges of high-risk preschool settings. Presently, sufficient empirical support exists to begin…

Ball, Carrie R.; Trammell, Beth A.

2011-01-01

90

Biological weapons, genetics and social analysis: emerging responses, emerging issues—I  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent terrorist attacks in the USA have generated significant attention in many countries to the threats posed by biological weapons. In response to these events and the spectre of future attacks, bioscientists and professional organizations have begun or intensified asking questions about the possible malign applications of their research. As Part I of a two-part article, this paper surveys how

Brian Rappert

2003-01-01

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Biological weapons, genetics and social analysis: emerging responses, emerging issues--I  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recent terrorist attacks in the USA have generated significant attention in many countries to the threats posed by biological weapons. In response to these events and the spectre of future attacks, bioscientists and professional organizations have begun or intensified asking questions about the possible malign applications of their research. As Part I of a two-part article, this paper surveys how

BRIAN RAPPERT

2003-01-01

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SPECIAL ISSUE ON 'CHALLENGES IN INTEGRATING MITIGATION ANDADAPTATION AS RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE'  

SciTech Connect

This special issue of Mitigation and Adaptation Strategiesfor Global Change (MITI) reflects a growing recognition that the globalresponse to possible impacts of climate change will include bothmitigation and adaptation (M&A). On the one hand, impacts are alreadyemerging and mitigation efforts are not progressing as rapidly as hadonce been hoped. Further, even if greenhouse gas emissions were to stopabruptly, climate change will continue because of historically committedemissions. As a result, adaptation cannot be avoided. It will beessential, and in some cases it is essential now. On the other hand, ifclimate change is significant, impacts may exceed the capacity of manydeveloping countries, natural ecosystems, and high-impact sites to adapt,which means that mitigation is equally essential.

WILBANKS, THOMAS J.; SATHAYE JAYANT; KLEIN, RICHARD J.T.

2007-05-01

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Measurement Issues in Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR): Toward a Transparent, Reliable, and Construct Valid Instrument  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the major roadblocks in conducting Environmental Corporate Social Responsibility (ECSR) research is operationalization\\u000a of the construct. Existing ECSR measurement tools either require primary data gathering or special subscriptions to proprietary\\u000a databases that have limited replicability. We address this deficiency by developing a transparent ECSR measure, with an explicit\\u000a coding scheme, that strictly relies on publicly available data. Our

Noushi Rahman; Corinne Post

2012-01-01

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Border traps: Issues for MOS radiation response and long-term reliability  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have performed an extensive study of the effects of border traps (near-interfacial oxide traps that can communicate with the underlying Si over a wide range of time scales) on the response of metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices to ionizing radiation. Estimates of border-trap densities for several types of MOS devices are obtained by capacitance-voltage (C?V) hysteresis, 1f noise, and combined C?V\\/thermally-stimulated-current

D. M. Fleetwood; M. R. Shaneyfelt; W. L. Warren; J. R. Schwank; T. L. Meisenheimer; P. S. Winokur

1995-01-01

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An issue of trust: state corruption, responsibility and greenhouse gas emissions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Climate change is increasingly seen to raise difficult normative issues. To date, cumulative emissions have been disproportionately from the developed world, while the consequences of climate change are anticipated to hit poorer countries hardest. For this reason, amongst others, it is suggested that more economically developed countries with high greenhouse gas emissions ought to transfer resources to less economically developed, lower emissions countries. Some proponents would justify these resource transfers by ethical or justice-based arguments, often based on some function of the emissions per capita of each country, such that rights of some sort are created and those nations which are emitting more (per capita) than some amount are to compensate those who are emitting less. In this letter we show that national emissions per capita, scaled by economic output, show a systematic negative correlation with state corruption. We discuss this result in the context of justice-based arguments for per capita climate mitigation transfers, and suggest that it would be beneficial for the climate mitigation community to consider state corruption as a relevant factor in the development of mitigation policy.

Frame, David J.; Hepburn, Cameron

2010-01-01

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5 CFR 531.409 - Acceptable level of competence determinations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Nucleic Acids Research following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version 2006 Jul 1;34(Web Server issue):W119-23 is available online at  

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,version1-23Jul2007 Author manuscript, published in "Nucleic Acids Res 2006;34(Web Server issue):W119This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Nucleic Acids Research following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version 2006 Jul 1;34(Web

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Response to Special Issue of "Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education" Concerning "Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy"  

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This article presents the author's response to the six authors in the special issue of "Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education" concerning her book "Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy." In this response, the author focuses on some general observations that came to mind whilst reading the valuable set of…

Green, Lucy

2009-01-01

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Stream Macroinvertebrate Response Models for Bioassessment Metrics: Addressing the Issue of Spatial Scale  

PubMed Central

We developed independent predictive disturbance models for a full regional data set and four individual ecoregions (Full Region vs. Individual Ecoregion models) to evaluate effects of spatial scale on the assessment of human landscape modification, on predicted response of stream biota, and the effect of other possible confounding factors, such as watershed size and elevation, on model performance. We selected macroinvertebrate sampling sites for model development (n?=?591) and validation (n?=?467) that met strict screening criteria from four proximal ecoregions in the northeastern U.S.: North Central Appalachians, Ridge and Valley, Northeastern Highlands, and Northern Piedmont. Models were developed using boosted regression tree (BRT) techniques for four macroinvertebrate metrics; results were compared among ecoregions and metrics. Comparing within a region but across the four macroinvertebrate metrics, the average richness of tolerant taxa (RichTOL) had the highest R2 for BRT models. Across the four metrics, final BRT models had between four and seven explanatory variables and always included a variable related to urbanization (e.g., population density, percent urban, or percent manmade channels), and either a measure of hydrologic runoff (e.g., minimum April, average December, or maximum monthly runoff) and(or) a natural landscape factor (e.g., riparian slope, precipitation, and elevation), or a measure of riparian disturbance. Contrary to our expectations, Full Region models explained nearly as much variance in the macroinvertebrate data as Individual Ecoregion models, and taking into account watershed size or elevation did not appear to improve model performance. As a result, it may be advantageous for bioassessment programs to develop large regional models as a preliminary assessment of overall disturbance conditions as long as the range in natural landscape variability is not excessive. PMID:24675770

Waite, Ian R.; Kennen, Jonathan G.; May, Jason T.; Brown, Larry R.; Cuffney, Thomas F.; Jones, Kimberly A.; Orlando, James L.

2014-01-01

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Stream macroinvertebrate response models for bioassessment metrics: addressing the issue of spatial scale  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We developed independent predictive disturbance models for a full regional data set and four individual ecoregions (Full Region vs. Individual Ecoregion models) to evaluate effects of spatial scale on the assessment of human landscape modification, on predicted response of stream biota, and the effect of other possible confounding factors, such as watershed size and elevation, on model performance. We selected macroinvertebrate sampling sites for model development (n = 591) and validation (n = 467) that met strict screening criteria from four proximal ecoregions in the northeastern U.S.: North Central Appalachians, Ridge and Valley, Northeastern Highlands, and Northern Piedmont. Models were developed using boosted regression tree (BRT) techniques for four macroinvertebrate metrics; results were compared among ecoregions and metrics. Comparing within a region but across the four macroinvertebrate metrics, the average richness of tolerant taxa (RichTOL) had the highest R2 for BRT models. Across the four metrics, final BRT models had between four and seven explanatory variables and always included a variable related to urbanization (e.g., population density, percent urban, or percent manmade channels), and either a measure of hydrologic runoff (e.g., minimum April, average December, or maximum monthly runoff) and(or) a natural landscape factor (e.g., riparian slope, precipitation, and elevation), or a measure of riparian disturbance. Contrary to our expectations, Full Region models explained nearly as much variance in the macroinvertebrate data as Individual Ecoregion models, and taking into account watershed size or elevation did not appear to improve model performance. As a result, it may be advantageous for bioassessment programs to develop large regional models as a preliminary assessment of overall disturbance conditions as long as the range in natural landscape variability is not excessive.

White, Ian R.; Kennen, Jonathan G.; May, Jason T.; Brown, Larry R.; Cuffney, Thomas F.; Jones, Kimberly A.; Orlando, James L.

2014-01-01

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Baby-Crying Acceptance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The baby's crying is his most important mean of communication. The crying monitoring performed by devices that have been developed doesn't ensure the complete safety of the child. It is necessary to join, to these technological resources, means of communicating the results to the responsible, which would involve the digital processing of information available from crying. The survey carried out, enabled to understand the level of adoption, in the continental territory of Portugal, of a technology that will be able to do such a digital processing. It was used the TAM as the theoretical referential. The statistical analysis showed that there is a good probability of acceptance of such a system.

Martins, Tiago; de Magalhães, Sérgio Tenreiro

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Affective Issues in Learning Technologies: Emotional Responses to Technology and Technology's Role in Supporting Socio-Emotional Skills  

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This paper focuses on some of the author's research studies over the past thirty years and places these in a wider context to reflect on research into affective issues in learning technologies over this period, and to consider whether and how the issues uncovered by research have changed as technologies have developed over time. Three issues are…

Jones, Ann

2010-01-01

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This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 1  

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as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 1 Nonlinear in the geoscience community Manuscript received July 16, 2010; revised October 15, 2010; accepted November 28, 2010

Dobigeon, Nicolas

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Are the corporate social responsibility matters based on good intentions or false pretences? An empirical study of the motivations behind the issuing of CSR reports by UK companies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper documents the motivations of modern corporations in issuing corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports to their stakeholders. It further demonstrates why these entities have suddenly become more moral or ethical. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An empirical methodology was used to gather and analyse the required information from companies drawn from two sectors of the capital market. Findings – The

Samuel O. Idowu; Ioanna Papasolomou

2007-01-01

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Effects of Color, Format, and Severity of Issue on Response Rate of Mail Questionnaires When Respondent Population Has Some Familiarity with Sender.  

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The effects of (1) format and color, and (2) severity of issue (freeze damage to citrus industry) on response rate of mail questionnaires is presented. Questionnaires were formatted in two different ways: a one page, legal size printed on both sides, and one sheet 11- by 17-inch size center-folded with items on three pages. Two colors were used:…

Taylor, C. L.; Summerhill, W. R.

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An issue of trust: state corruption, responsibility and greenhouse gas emissions This article has been downloaded from IOPscience. Please scroll down to see the full text article.  

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An issue of trust: state corruption, responsibility and greenhouse gas emissions This article has and greenhouse gas emissions David J Frame1,2,4 and Cameron Hepburn1,3 1 Smith School of Enterprise, it is suggested that more economically developed countries with high greenhouse gas emissions ought to transfer

Kammen, Daniel M.

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Euthanasia Acceptance: An Attitudinal Inquiry.  

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The study presented was conducted to examine potential relationships between attitudes regarding the dying process, including acceptance of euthanasia, and other attitudinal or demographic attributes. The data of the survey was comprised of responses given by 331 respondents to a door-to-door interview. Results are discussed in terms of preferred…

Klopfer, Fredrick J.; Price, William F.

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EDITORIAL Obesity – An “Acceptable  

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Modern society has placed a high premium on good health, a lean body, and comeliness. As a nation we eat better, exercise more, and seek a healthier lifestyle to achieve physical well being. A national consensus seems to exist that a well-proportioned body is a thing of beauty. It is no wonder, therefore, that obesity, a caricature of the beautiful body, has been responsible for ridicule and social ostracism. Not only have obese persons been subject to ridicule, but that ridicule has been socially acceptable. Witness the many cartoons, movies, plays, and books where an overweight person has been made the object of mockery, often without any gesture of sympathy to counterbalance the prejudice. Ridicule of another human being for being obese, or for any other reason, is insensitive and unjustified. Concern about obesity should

Michael S. Kavic

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Public Acceptance of Management Actions and Judgments of Responsibility for the Wolves of the Southern Greater Yellowstone Area: Report to Grand Teton National Park  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Introduction Wolves of Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Area Gray wolves (Canis lupus) appeared in Grand Teton National Park (GRTE) in October of 1998, two years after being reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park (YNP). Since that time, five packs have been within the GRTE borders - Gros Ventre Pack, Nez Perce Pack, Yellowstone Delta Pack, Teton Pack, and Green River Pack (Table 1). Wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Area are increasing and spreading out geographically (USFWS and others, 2004). This dispersion was demonstrated recently by the death of a 2-year-old female wolf from the Swan Lake pack on I-70 in Colorado (June 7, 2004; http://mountain-prairie.USFWS.gov/pressrel /04-43.htm). The organization of wolf packs in the GYA is dynamic and highly structured. In 2003, for example, a wolf from the Teton Pack joined with the Green River Pack, and several young wolves left the Teton Pack and moved south (USFWS and others, 2004). Pack size (averaging five to ten members) is dependent on hunting efficiency, which depends on prey size, type, and density. Each pack defends home ranges of several hundred square miles. The social structure of the pack is based on a breeding pair (an alpha male and female). Other wolves in the pack can be categorized as betas (males and/or females second in rank to the alphas), subordinates, pups, and occasional omegas (outcasts). Because generally only the alpha pair breeds, subordinate wolves of reproductive age must disperse from their packs and form new associations in order to breed. (http://www.nps.gov/grte/wolf/biolo.htm). The reintroduced wolves are classified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as "nonessential experimental" under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act. The recovery criteria for the GYA wolves were met in 2002 for removing the wolves from the Endangered Species List (30 or more breeding pairs). Currently, the USFWS manages wolf populations in the GYA until delisting occurs. After delisting, state Fish and Wildlife Services in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming will be responsible for managing wolves. Each state must submit a wolf management plan to the USFWS which then must be approved before management shifts occur. As of this writing, the process of delisting the wolves in the state of Wyoming is ongoing. However, the reclassification of wolves nationwide was completed on April 1, 2003. Wolves outside of YNP changed in status from endangered to threatened. The wolves classified in the experimental nonessential population did not change in status (USFWS and others, 2004). This classification of experimental nonessential population allows for flexibility in management decisions concerning the wolves (Smith and others, 2004). For example, control actions in the GYA included trapping and radio-collaring four wolves; intensive monitoring; increasing riders on grazing allotments; harassing wolves with rubber bullets, cracker shells, and lights; moving livestock to different pastures; and issuing four shoot on-sight permits. When non-lethal control methods were not effective, wolves were killed in an attempt to prevent further livestock depredations (USFWS and others, 2004; Table 1). At the same time that wolf numbers are rising, human population statistics in the GRTE area are also rising. The population of Teton County, Wyoming in 1990 was just over 11,000 people; today that number has increased to approximately 19,000 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2005). park visitation for GRTE has been substantial over the last several years with an average visitation of 2.5 million visitors (NPS, 2004a). Furthermore, land ownership surrounding GRTE and the establishment of grazing rights within park boundaries are problem areas for wolf-human interactions due to livestock depredation. With increasing numbers of visitors, residents, and livestock it is reasonable to assume that conflicts are going to increase also. In 1950, GRTE was expanded to in

Taylor, Jonathan G.; Johnson, S. Shea; Shelby, Lori B.

2005-01-01

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Effects of Internal Rhetoric on Management Response to External Issues: How Corporate Culture Failed the Asbestos Industry.  

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Demonstrates how corporate culture stifled adaptive efforts of strategic planners, operations managers, industrial hygienists, and issue monitors in the asbestos industry thereby leading it to the brink of bankruptcy. (MG)

Heath, Robert L.

1990-01-01

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HIV vaccine acceptability among immigrant Thai residents in Los Angeles: a mixed-method approach  

PubMed Central

This study examined HIV vaccine acceptability among immigrant Thai residents in Los Angeles, California. We combined a qualitative research method (focus groups) with an innovative market research method (conjoint analysis). Focus groups explored social issues, concerns, barriers and motivators associated with HIV vaccine acceptability. Conjoint analysis was used to assess preferences among eight hypothetical HIV vaccines with varying attribute profiles and the impact of various attributes on acceptability. Five main themes were identified in the focus groups regarding acceptance and utilization of preventive HIV vaccines: (1) vaccine characteristics, such as efficacy, physical side-effects and cost, (2) fear of a vaccine, (3) vaccine acceptability and optimism, (4) social and family responses and (5) behavioral disinhibition. Conjoint analysis revealed HIV vaccine acceptability ranging from 7.4 (SD = 19.4) to 85.2 (SD = 24.3) across eight hypothetical vaccines. The vaccine with the highest acceptability had the following attributes: 99% efficacy, no side-effects, 10 years of protection, protects against one sub-type, free, one dose and given by injection. Vaccine efficacy had the greatest impact on acceptability (51.4, p = .005), followed by side-effects (11.1, p = .005) and duration of protection (8.3, p = .005). Despite some apprehensions and concerns, Thai residents perceived an HIV vaccine as making an important contribution to society and to protecting oneself and one’s family from HIV infection. Nevertheless, acceptability of a partially efficacious vaccine may be low, suggesting the need for tailored social marketing interventions that might emphasize a collectivistic rather than an individualistic focus. Assessing HIV vaccine acceptability using a mixed-method approach is feasible with Thai residents and should lend itself to HIV vaccine research with other Asian Pacific Islander populations in the US. PMID:18608068

Lee, Sung-Jae; Brooks, Ronald A.; Newman, Peter A.; Seiden, Danielle; Sangthong, Rassamee; Duan, Naihua

2010-01-01

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Effectiveness of an on-body lifting aid at reducing low back physical demands during an automotive assembly task: assessment of EMG response and user acceptability.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness and user acceptability of a Personal Lift-Assist Device (PLAD) at an automotive manufacturing facility, with operators who perform an on-line assembly process requiring forward bending and static holding. Surface EMG data were collected at six sites on the low back and abdomen, and an accelerometer was used to measure trunk inclination. Use of the PLAD significantly reduced the thoracic and lumbar erector spinae activity and EMG-predicted compression at the 10th, 50th, and 90th APDF percentile levels (p < or = 0.05), without significantly increasing rectus abdominus activity or trunk flexion. Similarly, ratings of perceived exertion were found to be significantly lower when wearing the PLAD (p = 0.006). Subjective opinions were positive, with 8/10 subjects indicating they would wear the device everyday. With slight changes, workers felt that the PLAD could be beneficial at reducing forces and discomfort in similar industrial or manual materials handling tasks that place excessive physical demands on the low back. PMID:19223026

Graham, Ryan B; Agnew, Michael J; Stevenson, Joan M

2009-09-01

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Sonic boom acceptability studies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The determination of the magnitude of sonic boom exposure which would be acceptable to the general population requires, as a starting point, a method to assess and compare individual sonic booms. There is no consensus within the scientific and regulatory communities regarding an appropriate sonic boom assessment metric. Loudness, being a fundamental and well-understood attribute of human hearing was chosen as a means of comparing sonic booms of differing shapes and amplitudes. The figure illustrates the basic steps which yield a calculated value of loudness. Based upon the aircraft configuration and its operating conditions, the sonic boom pressure signature which reaches the ground is calculated. This pressure-time history is transformed to the frequency domain and converted into a one-third octave band spectrum. The essence of the loudness method is to account for the frequency response and integration characteristics of the auditory system. The result of the calculation procedure is a numerical description (perceived level, dB) which represents the loudness of the sonic boom waveform.

Shepherd, Kevin P.; Sullivan, Brenda M.; Leatherwood, Jack D.; Mccurdy, David A.

1992-01-01

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The Factorial Invariance of Responses by Males and Females to a Multidimensional Self-Concept Instrument: Substantive and Methodological Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purposes of this study are to examine the factorial invariance of responses by preadolescent males and females to a multidimensional self-concept instrument, and to demonstrate the use of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Sets of responses by 500 males and by 500 females were each randomly divided in half to form four groups (M1, M2, F1, and…

Marsh, Herbert W.

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Selected College Students' Knowledge and Perceptions of Biotechnology Issues Reported in the Mass Media.  

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Agricultural communications students (n=330) were surveyed to determine their knowledge of and attitudes toward biotechnology issues reported in the mass media. Although students achieved only 30% correct responses, 84% perceived their knowledge level to be average to high. Most were somewhat accepting of genetic modification for plants but less…

Wingenbach, Gary J.; Rutherford, Tracy A.; Dunsford, Deborah W.

2002-01-01

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Environmental Response: Strawberry Hill Campus, Bar Harbor, Maine. The 21st Awards Program: A Year of Issues  

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The Progressive Architecture Awards Jury gave citations to three projects grouped as "the response by architects to environmental problems." One citation was awarded to a college campus design utilizing solar energy, recycled materials, and wind power. (MF)

Progressive Architecture, 1974

1974-01-01

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Examining Social Acceptance & Rejection. FPG Snapshot #44  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This FPG Snapshot summarizes the findings of a study, published in the November 2006 issue of the "Journal of Educational Psychology," that examined whether children with disabilities are accepted or rejected by their classmates in inclusive classrooms. Specifically, the study examined two sets of related questions: (1) Are individual children…

FPG Child Development Institute, 2007

2007-01-01

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A direct measure of the frequency response of hot-wire anemometers: temporal resolution issues in wall-bounded turbulence  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Based on the need to characterise the accuracy of hot-wire anemometry (HWA) in high Reynolds number wall-bounded turbulence, we here propose a novel direct method for testing the frequency response of various systems to very high frequency velocity fluctuations (up to 50 kHz). A fully developed turbulent pipe flow is exploited to provide the input velocity perturbations. Utilising the unique capabilities of the Princeton Superpipe, it is possible to explore a variety of turbulent pipe flows at matched Reynolds numbers, but with turbulent energy in different frequency ranges. Assuming Reynolds number similarity, any differences between the appropriately scaled energy spectra for these flows should be indicative of measurement error. Having established the accuracy of this testing procedure, the response of several anemometer and probe combinations is tested. While these tests do not provide a direct or definitive comparison between different anemometers (owing to non-optimal tuning in each case), they do provide useful examples of potential frequency responses that could be encountered in HWA experiments. These results are subsequently used to predict error arising from HWA response for measurements in wall-bounded turbulent flows. For current technology, based on the results obtained here, the frequency response of under- or over-damped HWA systems can only be considered approximately flat up to 5-7 kHz. For flows with substantial turbulent energy in frequencies above this range, errors in measured turbulence quantities due to temporal resolution are increasingly likely.

Hutchins, N.; Monty, J. P.; Hultmark, M.; Smits, A. J.

2015-01-01

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This article has been accepted for inclusion in a future issue of this journal. Content is final as presented, with the exception of pagination. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTRON DEVICES 1  

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.1109/TED.2010.2059631 material for IR detection. All of the above detector systems utilize expensive thin-film, Pradeep M. Jayaweera, and Jonas Baltrusaitis Abstract--A low-cost photoconductive dual-band detector based on a ZnO film sensitized with lead sulfide quantum dots (PbS-QDs) is reported. The UV response arises from

Perera, A. G. Unil

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Research Ethics I: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)--Historical and Contemporary Issues Pertaining to Human and Animal Experimentation  

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Purpose: In this series of articles--"Research Ethics I", "Research Ethics II", and "Research Ethics III"--the authors provide a comprehensive review of the 9 core domains for the responsible conduct of research (RCR) as articulated by the Office of Research Integrity. In "Research Ethics I", they present a historical overview of the evolution of…

Horner, Jennifer; Minifie, Fred D.

2011-01-01

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Air Call-Accept  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We've all had our hands in the dishwater when an important call comes in. The Air Call-Accept application gives users the ability to just wave their hand across the proximity sensor, and voila: the call is accepted. It's quite useful for people who are driving around quite a bit, though others will certainly find it efficacious. This version is compatible with devices running Android 1.6 and newer.

2013-08-15

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Reconsidering public acceptance of renewable energy technologies: a critical review  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Public acceptance is recognised as an important issue shaping the widespread implementation of renewable energy technologies and the achievement of energy policy targets. Furthermore, it is commonly assumed that 'public attitudes' need to change to make more radical scenarios about the implementation of renewable energy technologies feasible. This chapter critically summarises existing social research on the acceptance of renewable

Patrick Devine-Wright

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Normal or defective immune response to Hepatitis B vaccine in patients with diabetes and celiac disease: An open issue.  

PubMed

A defective production of protective levels of antibodies to Hepatitis B (HB) vaccine is reported to occur in 4-10% of healthy subjects and a correlation with the presence of specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules, including DQ2, which also confers genetic predisposition to celiac disease (CD) and type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM), has been suggested.   The aim of this study was to analyze the serological response to HB vaccine and measles-containing vaccines in 69 diabetic patients (T1DM), 42 patients with celiac disease (CD) and 79 healthy control subjects (CT). The median interval between the third dose of HB vaccine and serum collection was 6.8, 3.5, and 4.7 years for T1DM, CD and CT groups, respectively. 50/69 (72%) T1DM patients, 32/42 (76%) CD patients and 61/79 (77%) CT subjects showed protective anti-HBs antibodies after vaccination, with no statistically significant difference. On the contrary, a lower statistically significant difference was found in the mean HBsAb level of T1DM subjects when compared with the other two groups. No correlation between HLA DQ2 expression in T1DM and vaccine response was detected. The comparison of serological response to measles after vaccination also showed no statistically significant differences in the three groups. Contrasting results between these data and those reported in the literature might be due to differences in the time intervals between vaccination and testing. Prospective studies in pathological and healthy groups with the same age at HBV vaccination and with the same time interval for blood sample collection to determine antibody titers are necessary in order to provide more conclusive data. PMID:25181444

Zanoni, Giovanna; Contreas, Giovanna; Valletta, Enrico; Gabrielli, Oretta; Mengoli, Carlo; Veneri, Dino

2014-08-01

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Acceptance of Internet Banking Systems among Young Managers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The aim of this paper is to determine acceptance of internet banking system among potential young users, specifically future young managers. The relationships and the effects of computer self-efficacy (CSE) and extended technology acceptance model (TAM) on the behavioural intention (BI) to use internet banking system were examined. Measurement of CSE, TAM and BI were adapted from previous studies. However construct for TAM has been extended by adding a new variable which is perceived credibility (PC). A survey through questionnaire was conducted to determine the acceptance level of CSE, TAM and BI. Data were obtained from 275 Technology Management students, who are pursuing their undergraduate studies in a Malaysia's public university. The confirmatory factor analysis performed has identified four variables as determinant factors of internet banking acceptance. The first variable is computer self-efficacy (CSE), and another three variables from TAM constructs which are perceived usefulness (PU), perceived ease of use (PE) and perceived credibility (PC). The finding of this study indicated that CSE has a positive effect on PU and PE of the Internet banking systems. Respondents' CSE was positively affecting their PC of the systems, indicating that the higher the ability of one in computer skills, the higher the security and privacy issues of PC will be concerned. The multiple regression analysis indicated that only two construct of TAM; PU and PC were significantly associated with BI. It was found that the future managers' CSE indirectly affects their BI to use the internet banking systems through PU and PC of TAM. TAM was found to have direct effects on respondents' BI to use the systems. Both CSE and the PU and PC of TAM were good predictors in understanding individual responses to information technology. The role of PE of the original TAM to predict the attitude of users towards the use of information technology systems was surprisingly insignificant.

Ariff, Mohd Shoki Md; M, Yeow S.; Zakuan, Norhayati; Zaidi Bahari, Ahamad

2013-06-01

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The California breast density information group: a collaborative response to the issues of breast density, breast cancer risk, and breast density notification legislation.  

PubMed

In anticipation of breast density notification legislation in the state of California, which would require notification of women with heterogeneously and extremely dense breast tissue, a working group of breast imagers and breast cancer risk specialists was formed to provide a common response framework. The California Breast Density Information Group identified key elements and implications of the law, researching scientific evidence needed to develop a robust response. In particular, issues of risk associated with dense breast tissue, masking of cancers by dense tissue on mammograms, and the efficacy, benefits, and harms of supplementary screening tests were studied and consensus reached. National guidelines and peer-reviewed published literature were used to recommend that women with dense breast tissue at screening mammography follow supplemental screening guidelines based on breast cancer risk assessment. The goal of developing educational materials for referring clinicians and patients was reached with the construction of an easily accessible Web site that contains information about breast density, breast cancer risk assessment, and supplementary imaging. This multi-institutional, multidisciplinary approach may be useful for organizations to frame responses as similar legislation is passed across the United States. Online supplemental material is available for this article. PMID:24023072

Price, Elissa R; Hargreaves, Jonathan; Lipson, Jafi A; Sickles, Edward A; Brenner, R James; Lindfors, Karen K; Joe, Bonnie N; Leung, Jessica W T; Feig, Stephen A; Bassett, Lawrence W; Ojeda-Fournier, Haydee; Daniel, Bruce L; Kurian, Allison W; Love, Elyse; Ryan, Lauren; Walgenbach, Donna D; Ikeda, Debra M

2013-12-01

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Factors influencing public acceptance of STOL noise  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The responses of people to special noise characteristics associated with short takeoff aircraft are discussed. The findings of studies which have yielded data that may be pertinent to community acceptance of short takeoff aircraft noise are presented. A three step program to evaluate public acceptance of short takeoff aircraft noise was conducted. The three steps were: (1) definition of short takeoff aircraft noise characteristics, (2) laboratory tests to evaluate individual responses, and (3) the use of community survey data to extrapolate conventional takeoff aircraft experience.

Edge, P. M., Jr.; Cawthorn, J. M.; Powell, C. A., Jr.

1972-01-01

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The promise of acceptance as an NGO security management approach.  

PubMed

This paper explores three questions related to acceptance as a security management approach. Acceptance draws upon relationships with community members, authorities, belligerents and other stakeholders to provide consent for the presence and activities of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), thereby reducing threats from these actors. Little is documented about how NGOs gain and maintain acceptance, how they assess and monitor the presence and degree of acceptance, or how they determine whether acceptance is effective in a particular context. Based on field research conducted in April 2011 in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, we address each of these three issues and argue that acceptance must be actively sought as both a programme and a security management strategy. In the paper we delineate elements common to all three contexts as well as missed opportunities, which identify areas that NGOs can and should address as part of an acceptance approach. PMID:25440000

Fast, Larissa; Freeman, Faith; O'Neill, Michael; Rowley, Elizabeth

2014-11-28

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Statistical issues in radiation dose-response analysis of employees of the nuclear industry in Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

Poisson regression methods are used to describe dose-response relations for cancer mortality for a subcohort of 28,347 white male radiation workers. Age specific baseline rates are described using both internal and external (US white male) rates. Regression analyses are based on an analytic data structure (ADS) that consists of a table of observed deaths, expected deaths, and person-years at risk for each combination of levels of seven risk factors. The factors are socioeconomic status, length of employment, birth cohort, age at risk, facility, internal exposure, and external exposure. Each observation in the ADS consists of the index value of each of the stratifying factors, the observed deaths, the expected deaths, the person-years, and the ten year lagged average cumulative dose. Regression diagnostics show that a linear exponential relative risk model is not appropriate for these data. Results are presented using a main effects model for factors other than external radiation, and an excess relative risk term for cumulative external radiation dose.

Frome, E.L. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Watkins, J.P. [Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (United States). Center for Epidemiologic Research

1997-11-01

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Students Accepted on Probation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report is a justification of the Dalton Junior College admissions policy designed to help students who had had academic and/or social difficulties at other schools. These students were accepted on probation, their problems carefully analyzed, and much effort devoted to those with low academic potential. They received extensive academic and…

Lorberbaum, Caroline S.

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INFORMATION ACCEPTABLE USE GUIDE  

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INFORMATION SERVICES STUDENT COMPUTING AT QUEEN'S ACCEPTABLE USE GUIDE www.qub.ac.uk/student #12;What's it about? As a student at Queen's you are entitled to use a wide range of computing resources/advisor will be able to offer you further guidance · Postgraduate research students and students employed

Paxton, Anthony T.

131

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

ACT is an example of a third wave behavior therapy that saves direct change strategies for overt behaviors and utilizes contextual and experiential methods such as mindfulness and acceptance to address cognitive process that hinder and limit overt behavioral change. The treatment is informed by RFT and is based on the philosophical position of functional contextualism. ACT seeks to undermine

Michael P. Twohig; Heather M. Pierson; Steven C. Hayes

132

Accepted Manuscript Correspondence  

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Accepted Manuscript Correspondence Recently discovered properties of aspirin may be doubly helpful of aspirin may be doubly helpful in bipolar disorders, Medical Hypotheses (2014), doi: http://dx.doi.org/10 Letter Recently discovered properties of aspirin may be doubly helpful in bipolar disorders Running title

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

133

ERCMExpress. Volume 3, Issue 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's newsletter, "ERCMExpress," provides comprehensive information on key issues in school emergency management. This issue of "ERCMExpress" discusses "Tapping into Nontraditional Community Partners for Emergency Management." Collaboration by schools with community…

Kahn, Gina

2007-01-01

134

Age and Acceptance of Euthanasia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Study explores relationship between age (and sex and race) and acceptance of euthanasia. Women and non-Whites were less accepting because of religiosity. Among older people less acceptance was attributable to their lesser education and greater religiosity. Results suggest that quality of life in old age affects acceptability of euthanasia. (Author)

Ward, Russell A.

1980-01-01

135

Linking morphodynamic response with sediment mass balance on the Colorado River in Marble Canyon: issues of scale, geomorphic setting, and sampling design  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Measurements of morphologic change are often used to infer sediment mass balance. Such measurements may, however, result in gross errors when morphologic changes over short reaches are extrapolated to predict changes in sediment mass balance for long river segments. This issue is investigated by examination of morphologic change and sediment influx and efflux for a 100 km segment of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona. For each of four monitoring intervals within a 7 year study period, the direction of sand-storage response within short morphologic monitoring reaches was consistent with the flux-based sand mass balance. Both budgeting methods indicate that sand storage was stable or increased during the 7 year period. Extrapolation of the morphologic measurements outside the monitoring reaches does not, however, provide a reasonable estimate of the magnitude of sand-storage change for the 100 km study area. Extrapolation results in large errors, because there is large local variation in site behavior driven by interactions between the flow and local bed topography. During the same flow regime and reach-average sediment supply, some locations accumulate sand while others evacuate sand. The interaction of local hydraulics with local channel geometry exerts more control on local morphodynamic response than sand supply over an encompassing river segment. Changes in the upstream supply of sand modify bed responses but typically do not completely offset the effect of local hydraulics. Thus, accurate sediment budgets for long river segments inferred from reach-scale morphologic measurements must incorporate the effect of local hydraulics in a sampling design or avoid extrapolation altogether.

Grams, Paul E.; Topping, David J.; Schmidt, John C.; Hazel, Joseph E., Jr.; Kaplinski, Matt

2013-01-01

136

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Samenvatting  De laatste paar jaren is een nieuwe generatie gedragstherapieën ontstaan met een divers karakter, zowel vanuit de gedragsgeoriënteerde\\u000a als vanuit de cognitieve traditie. Voorbeelden zijn dialectische gedragstherapie en mindfulness based cognitive therapy. Ook\\u000a Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is een exponent van deze nieuwe generatie gedragstherapieën, met een gedegen theoretische\\u000a basis en een sterke binding met onderzoek. ACT is gebaseerd

Caroline Vossen; Gijs Jansen; Hubert de Mey

2004-01-01

137

Simulating smokers' acceptance of modifications in a cessation program.  

PubMed Central

Recent research has underscored the importance of assessing barriers to smokers' acceptance of cessation programs. This paper illustrates the use of computer simulations to gauge smokers' response to program modifications which may produce barriers to participation. It also highlights methodological issues encountered in conducting this work. Computer simulations were based on conjoint analysis, a consumer research method which enables measurement of smokers' relative preference for various modifications of cessation programs. Results from two studies are presented in this paper. The primary study used a randomly selected sample of 218 adult smokers who participated in a computer-assisted phone interview. Initially, the study assessed smokers' relative utility rating of 30 features of cessation programs. Utility data were used in computer-simulated comparisons of a low-cost, self-help oriented program under development and five other existing programs. A baseline version of the program under development and two modifications (for example, use of a support group with a higher level of cost) were simulated. Both the baseline version and modifications received a favorable response vis-à-vis comparison programs. Modifications requiring higher program costs were, however, associated with moderately reduced levels of favorable consumer response. The second study used a sample of 70 smokers who responded to an expanded set of smoking cessation program features focusing on program packaging. This secondary study incorporate in-person, computer-assisted interviews at a shopping mall, with smokers viewing an artist's mock-up of various program options on display. A similar pattern of responses to simulated program modifications emerged, with monetary cost apparently playing a key role. The significance of conjoint-based computer simulation as a tool in program development or dissemination, salient methodological issues, and implications for further research are discussed. PMID:1738813

Spoth, R

1992-01-01

138

Special Issue: In Google's Broad Wake: Taking Responsibility for Shaping the Global Digital Library. ARL: A Bimonthly Report on Research Library Issues and Actions from ARL, CNI, and SPARC. Number 250  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"ARL" is the bimonthly report on research library issues and actions from ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI (Coalition of Networked Information), and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition). "ARL" reports on current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff and users; higher…

Johnson, Richard K.

2007-01-01

139

"It's Still Science but Not Like Normal Science": Girls' Responses to the Teaching of Socio-Scientific Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Socio-scientific issues, which are often controversial, involve the use of science and are of interest to society, raising ethical and moral dilemmas. Examples of these issues could include genetic technology or air pollution. Following a curriculum reform in England in 2006, socioscientific issues now have a heightened presence in the 14-16…

Morris, Helen

2014-01-01

140

Inside this issue: Introduction 1  

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Inside this issue: Introduction 1 Ogmius Exchange Governmental Responses to Cybersecurity Breaches Governmental Responses to Cybersecurity Breaches T he original development of computer software arose writers. But what about the government's role in responding to cybersecurity breaches? This month's Ogmius

Colorado at Boulder, University of

141

Do I Have to Learn Something New? Mental Models and the Acceptance of Replacement Technologies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Few studies in technology acceptance have explicitly addressed the acceptance of replacement technologies, technologies that replace legacy ones that have been in use. This article explores this issue through the theoretical lens of mental models. We contend that accepting replacement technologies entails both mental model maintenance and mental…

Zhang, Wei; Xu, Peng

2011-01-01

142

Engaging Actively with Issues in the Responsible Conduct of Science: Lessons from International Efforts Are Relevant for Undergraduate Education in the United States  

PubMed Central

Numerous studies are demonstrating that engaging undergraduate students in original research can improve their achievement in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and increase the likelihood that some of them will decide to pursue careers in these disciplines. Associated with this increased prominence of research in the undergraduate curriculum are greater expectations from funders, colleges, and universities that faculty mentors will help those students, along with their graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, develop an understanding and sense of personal and collective obligation for responsible conduct of science (RCS). This Feature describes an ongoing National Research Council (NRC) project and a recent report about educating faculty members in culturally diverse settings (Middle East/North Africa and Asia) to employ active-learning strategies to engage their students and colleagues deeply in issues related to RCS. The NRC report describes the first phase of this project, which took place in Aqaba and Amman, Jordan, in September 2012 and April 2013, respectively. Here we highlight the findings from that report and our subsequent experience with a similar interactive institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our work provides insights and perspectives for faculty members in the United States as they engage undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral fellows, to help them better understand the intricacies of and connections among various components of RCS. Further, our experiences can provide insights for those who may wish to establish “train-the-trainer” programs at their home institutions. PMID:24297287

Clements, John D.; Connell, Nancy D.; Dirks, Clarissa; El-Faham, Mohamed; Hay, Alastair; Heitman, Elizabeth; Stith, James H.; Bond, Enriqueta C.; Colwell, Rita R.; Anestidou, Lida; Husbands, Jo L.; Labov, Jay B.

2013-01-01

143

Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: A preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Parent perceptions of and responses to pain have been identified as important factors in understanding pain-related disability among children and adolescents with chronic pain. The ability to accept chronic pain rather than focus on ways to avoid or control it has been linked to positive outcomes in chronic pain research. To examine parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain, the

Laura E. Simons; Christine B. Sieberg; Karen J. Kaczynski

2011-01-01

144

Public Acceptance for Geological CO2-Storage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Public acceptance is one of the fundamental prerequisites for geological CO2 storage. In highly populated areas like central Europe, especially in the vicinity of metropolitan areas like Berlin, underground operations are in the focus of the people living next to the site, the media, and politics. To gain acceptance, all these groups - the people in the neighbourhood, journalists, and authorities - need to be confident of the security of the planned storage operation as well as the long term security of storage. A very important point is to show that the technical risks of CO2 storage can be managed with the help of a proper short and long term monitoring concept, as well as appropriate mitigation technologies e.g adequate abandonment procedures for leaking wells. To better explain the possible risks examples for leakage scenarios help the public to assess and to accept the technical risks of CO2 storage. At Ketzin we tried the following approach that can be summed up on the basis: Always tell the truth! This might be self-evident but it has to be stressed that credibility is of vital importance. Suspiciousness and distrust are best friends of fear. Undefined fear seems to be the major risk in public acceptance of geological CO2-storage. Misinformation and missing communication further enhance the denial of geological CO2 storage. When we started to plan and establish the Ketzin storage site, we ensured a forward directed communication. Offensive information activities, an information centre on site, active media politics and open information about the activities taking place are basics. Some of the measures were: - information of the competent authorities through meetings (mayor, governmental authorities) - information of the local public, e.g. hearings (while also inviting local, regional and nation wide media) - we always treated the local people and press first! - organizing of bigger events to inform the public on site, e.g. start of drilling activities (open for public, press, NGOs,…). - being open for visitors (first of all for the local!) often we informed the public together with the mining authorities - being open for podium discussions and presentation etc. - organized by NGOs, Student groups, press, politics, scientific meetings… Since people usually trust scientists more than politicians and companies, scientists have an enhanced responsibility while informing the public. Once again - always tell the truth and take care of your credibility! In this case, it was most helpful that the project was embedded in the broad scientific activity of research centre which seems to have given the project a positive neutral background. As many people have an undefined fear of all operations in the underground, we tried to address all issues related to storage. Ranging from the transport, injection facility, technical installation, safety of the storage site, the wells, hydraulic system, chemical reactions etc.. When addressing all major concerns before people ask, confidence to the scientists is kept high. We never said that there is absolutely no risk (by the way, nobody would believe that!) we weighted the risk with respect to health, safety and environmental HSE issues. We explained in detail the different trapping mechanisms of the storage operation. This has to be done according to the social groups involved. For the broad public common analogues were helpful: - Trapping in the pore space - a sponge - Trapping through a tight cap rock - a bottle of mineral water with a crown cap as seal - Chemical Trapping - opening of a bottle of mineral water - Well bore integrity - problem of retightening of a bottle with a crown cap - Sucking in of fluid -instead of releasing a sandstone sample standing partly in water - Injecting of CO2 - using a soda machine - Often the concern of burning gas is addressed - showing a CO2 fire extinguisher -CO is poisonous, CO2 not: - drinking soda or even better? champaigne Beyond information of the local public, we put some effort in informing interested people, media, politicians on all l

Schilling, F.; Ossing, F.; Würdemann, H.; Co2SINK Team

2009-04-01

145

Issues management made easier  

SciTech Connect

Increases in ES&H compliance issues within the past few years have necessitated a formal process by which DOE facilities address these issues. In May 1991, ANL-W implemented the ANL-W Issues Management System (IMS) to facilitate the management of compliance issues and scheduling of corrective action plans with limited resources. The central focus of this process is a computer database, Integrated Resource Management System (IRMS), which allows quick retrieval of compliance information, organization of compliance issues based on a risk-based prioritization methodology, and tracking of corrective action plans. Without the IRMS, the ANL-W Issues Management System would have been difficult to administer and manage. ANL-W has used the IRMS for both audit preparation and audit response, most noticeably the preparation and subsequent response to the 1991 Tiger Team audit. The IRMS was used to track ANL-W Self-Assessment corrective action plans, provide instant information to Tiger Team members regarding Self-Assessment findings, produce prioritized lists of Tiger Team concerns for developing corrective action plans, and track Tiger Team corrective action plans. Status reports to senior, laboratory management regarding the Tiger Team corrective action plan are produced based on information provided by the IRMS. This paper discusses the criteria used for selecting the IRMS, implementation of the Issues Management System using the IRMS, lessons learned, and the future evolution of the IRMS.

Brownson, L.

1993-10-01

146

Foundational Issues in Evolution Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews evidence that demonstrates the need for effective evolution education and analyzes the foundational, semantic, epistemological, and philosophical issues involved. Emphasizes the scientific meaning of the terms theory, hypothesis, fact, proof, evidence, and truth, and focuses on the difference between religious belief and acceptance of…

Smith, Mike U.; And Others

1995-01-01

147

Accepted for publication in  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Willapa Bay, a partially mixed coastal plain estuary, is located on the shoreward side of a narrow, deep continental shelf whose water properties fluctuate on several day scales in response to alternating periods of upwelling and downwelling. Hydrographic surveys as well as water property and velocity time series at a number,of sites both within the estuary and on the

B. m. Hickey; X. Zhang; N. Banas

148

Response  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fast food companies like Siam Burger that participate in health awareness campaigns create a conflict of interest between\\u000a the social responsibility of promoting health and the business interest of increasing sales through marketing strategies like\\u000a advertising. Alternative options of raising health awareness without mitigating the involvement of fast food companies either\\u000a by denying advertisements or having a third party foundation

Sarah Jane Toledano; Leonardo D. de Castro

2007-01-01

149

Workplace violence: managing a culture of acceptance.  

PubMed

The cultural acceptance of workplace violence is changing. Management has become more educated on regulatory issues around its tolerance of workplace violence. Events around the country in a variety of settings have aided in raising awareness of this issue. Healthcare professionals are not immune to workplace violence, including those working in the imaging profession. Healthcare workers, historically, have given care despite the demeanor of patients, often putting up with aggressive behavior including sexual harassment and physical assault. Management needs to take all possible measures to ensure employees feel safe at work. It is essential to have well thought out policies and procedures to mitigate workplace violence; keeping in mind that a goal of eliminating workplace violence is unrealistic. PMID:25174140

Fredrick, Marie

2014-01-01

150

Policy Name: Gifts in Kind Policy Originating/Responsible Department: University Advancement  

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Policy Name: Gifts in Kind Policy Originating/Responsible Department: University Advancement outlined below, the university requires three documents be completed to accept a gift-in-kind and issue or Director of Athletics will review the proposed gift and indicate, on a departmental declaration

Dawson, Jeff W.

151

Beyond acceptable risk: On the social acceptability of technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The social acceptability of large-scale technologies depends upon a wide range of things, some related to safety and economics, but also some factors of cultural, social and psychological significance. However, many risk analysts assume that public opposition to technologies is mostly due to unfounded fears of their risks and, that there can exist quantitative criteria of “acceptable risk” that could

Harry J. Otway; DETLOF VON WINTERFELDT

1982-01-01

152

Issues at the interface between ecology and toxicology.  

PubMed

Although facing many similar problems, there are differences between ecology and toxicology in the nature and aspect of some issues. Scientific challenges relate to the fundamentals of toxicology and ecology. For dose and response, the metrics of dose and response, methods for extrapolation from lab to field, generally accepted definitions of adverse effects (including definitions for health and categorization of detectable versus adverse responses), and classification of mixture toxicity and effects are current areas of interest. Policy challenges are more related to the use of science in public policy and regulations; essentially, where and how science is used in decision-making. As both toxicology and ecology are employed in actions on environmental matters, interactions between policy decision-making and scientific knowledge generation are also examined. PMID:12505359

McCarty, Lynn S

2002-12-27

153

Acceptance of tinnitus: validation of the tinnitus acceptance questionnaire.  

PubMed

The concept of acceptance has recently received growing attention within tinnitus research due to the fact that tinnitus acceptance is one of the major targets of psychotherapeutic treatments. Accordingly, acceptance-based treatments will most likely be increasingly offered to tinnitus patients and assessments of acceptance-related behaviours will thus be needed. The current study investigated the factorial structure of the Tinnitus Acceptance Questionnaire (TAQ) and the role of tinnitus acceptance as mediating link between sound perception (i.e. subjective loudness of tinnitus) and tinnitus distress. In total, 424 patients with chronic tinnitus completed the TAQ and validated measures of tinnitus distress, anxiety, and depression online. Confirmatory factor analysis provided support to a good fit of the data to the hypothesised bifactor model (root-mean-square-error of approximation = .065; Comparative Fit Index = .974; Tucker-Lewis Index = .958; standardised root mean square residual = .032). In addition, mediation analysis, using a non-parametric joint coefficient approach, revealed that tinnitus-specific acceptance partially mediated the relation between subjective tinnitus loudness and tinnitus distress (path ab = 5.96; 95% CI: 4.49, 7.69). In a multiple mediator model, tinnitus acceptance had a significantly stronger indirect effect than anxiety. The results confirm the factorial structure of the TAQ and suggest the importance of a general acceptance factor that contributes important unique variance beyond that of the first-order factors activity engagement and tinnitus suppression. Tinnitus acceptance as measured with the TAQ is proposed to be a key construct in tinnitus research and should be further implemented into treatment concepts to reduce tinnitus distress. PMID:23627873

Weise, Cornelia; Kleinstäuber, Maria; Hesser, Hugo; Westin, Vendela Zetterqvist; Andersson, Gerhard

2013-01-01

154

ACE--Some Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication contains four papers that identify issues within the adult and community education (ACE) sector. "Overview" (Annie Campbell, Peter Thomson) considers what defines ACE; who offers ACE programs; who participates in ACE programs and who does not participate; what are the barriers to participation; who is responsible for ACE; and what…

Campbell, Annie, Ed.; Curtin, Penelope, Ed.

155

Emotional Issues  

MedlinePLUS

Emotional Issues Duchenne’s emotional toll on a child can manifest in a variety of ways. Patience, consistency, understanding, and love are ... of your child. Parents of a child with Duchenne will find straight answers, vital information, and access ...

156

HSCT inlet development issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the issues affecting the development of engine air inlets for the HSCT. The Propulsion Airframe Integration Technology (PAIT) contract sponsored by NASA LeRC is an important element in the evolution of the propulsion system that will eventually power the HSCT. Most of the material presented here is based on work performed by The Boeing Company under Task 1 and 2 of PAIT. From the propulsion perspective, the premier technology issues associated with the HSCT are airport noise and high altitude emissions. The sources are the nozzle and combustor, respectively. For the inlet the most challenging issues are associated with integration. Among the issues are the following: integration with the main landing gear--protection from FOD and water and slush ingestion from the runway; integration with the engine--ensuring engine/inlet airflow matching, normal shock stability during engine airflow transients, and keeping total pressure distortion within acceptable limits; integration with the wing--minimizing nacelle/wing interference drag and inlet flowfield velocity distortion.

Koncsek, Joseph L.

1992-01-01

157

(c) 2011 Crown Copyright. Personal use is permitted. For any other purposes, permission must be obtained from the IEEE by emailing pubs-permissions@ieee.org. This article has been accepted for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not bee  

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be obtained from the IEEE by emailing pubs-permissions@ieee.org. This article has been accepted to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. Manuscript received ; accepted . This work was carried out within DRIVE C2X levels of QoS support for different types of I

Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"

158

Discrimination vs. Acceptance of Homosexuality at Valparaiso University  

Microsoft Academic Search

Views of homosexuality have been a major issue for many years and still are to this day. As stated in the Declaration of Independence, all citizens should be granted equal rights and respect. However, many still are struggling to offer their acceptance to those of diverse populations, especially to those who identify themselves as members of the GLBTQ community. This

Jennifer Johnson; Jennifer Pokorny; Brittany Smiejek

2011-01-01

159

Getting to Darwin: Obstacles to Accepting Evolution by Natural Selection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection is central to modern biology, but is resisted by many people. This paper discusses the major psychological obstacles to accepting Darwin's theory. Cognitive obstacles to adopting evolution by natural selection include conceptual difficulties, methodological issues, and coherence problems that…

Thagard, Paul; Findlay, Scott

2010-01-01

160

Acceptance of Online Degrees by Undergraduate Mexican Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The quality and acceptance of online degree programs are still controversial issues. In Mexico, where access to technology is limited, there are few studies on the matter. Undergraduate students (n = 104) answered a survey that aimed to evaluate their knowledge of virtual education, their likelihood of enrollment in an online degree program, and…

Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia; Adams, Jonathan

2014-01-01

161

Tongue-Palate Contact of Perceptually Acceptable Alveolar Stops  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Increased tongue-palate contact for perceptually acceptable alveolar stops has been observed in children with speech sound disorders (SSD). This is a retrospective study that further investigated this issue by using quantitative measures to compare the target alveolar stops /t/, /d/ and /n/ produced in words by nine children with SSD (20 tokens of…

Lee, Alice; Gibbon, Fiona E.; O'Donovan, Cliona

2013-01-01

162

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): An Overview for Practitioners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) offers school counsellors a practical and meaningful approach to helping students deal with a range of issues. This is achieved through encouraging psychological flexibility through the application of six key principles. This article describes our introduction to ACT, ACT's application to children and…

Bowden, Tim; Bowden, Sandra

2012-01-01

163

LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS All documents must be unexpired  

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LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS All documents must be unexpired LIST A LIST B LIST C 1. U __________________________________ 4. Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766 __________________________________ 2. ID card issued by federal, state or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains

Shahriar, Selim

164

Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: a preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report.  

PubMed

Parent perceptions of and responses to pain have been identified as important factors in understanding pain-related disability among children and adolescents with chronic pain. The ability to accept chronic pain rather than focus on ways to avoid or control it has been linked to positive outcomes in chronic pain research. To examine parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain, the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report (CPAQ-P), was developed and administered to 195 parents of children with persistent pain evaluated in a multidisciplinary pain clinic. Analyses support the internal consistency of the CPAQ-P (?=.89) and 1-month stability estimates were acceptable for the total scale score (?=.72), and results suggest some responsivity to change. Exploratory factor analysis identified a 2-factor model with 4 items removed from the original 20-item measure. Confirmatory factor analysis strongly supported the modified version. For construct validity, parent beliefs about child acceptance were negatively correlated with parent pain catastrophizing and parent fear of pain. Greater acceptance was also negatively associated with protective parent responses to pain. These results support the CPAQ-P as a promising measure for assessing parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain and reinforce the importance of the social context and parental influence on child functioning. PMID:21783324

Simons, Laura E; Sieberg, Christine B; Kaczynski, Karen J

2011-10-01

165

Negative affect, emotional acceptance, and smoking cessation.  

PubMed

This article describes recent theoretical developments and empirical findings regarding the role of negative affect (NA) and emotion regulation in nicotine dependence and smoking cessation. It begins with a review of affect-based models of addiction that address conditioning, affect motivational, and neurobiological mechanisms and then describes the role of NA and emotion regulation in the initiation and maintenance of cigarette smoking. Next, the role of emotion regulation, coping skill deficits, depression, and anxiety sensitivity in explaining the relationship between NA and smoking relapse are discussed. We then review recent models of affect regulation, including emotional intelligence, reappraisal and suppression, and emotional acceptance, and describe implications for substance abuse and smoking cessation interventions. Finally, we point out the need for further investigations of the moderating role of individual differences in response to NA in the maintenance of nicotine dependence, and controlled randomized trials testing the efficacy of acceptance-based interventions in facilitating smoking cessation and relapse prevention. PMID:18303707

Carmody, Timothy P; Vieten, Cassandra; Astin, John A

2007-12-01

166

Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of a New “Acceptance of an Alcoholic Identity” Instrument  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the design and psychometric testing of a new instrument, the Acceptance of an Alcoholic Identity Instrument (AAII), for abstinent alcoholics. Subscales include Denial, Shame, Self-Efficacy, Surrender, Gratitude and Love Affair with the Drug. When quantified, the response yields a profile of the subject's acceptance of an alcoholic identity. Individually, various instrument items highlight aspects of the acceptance

Justine Pawlukewicz

2004-01-01

167

Special Issue of Teaching Ideas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This special issue contains teaching strategies and suggestions for health-related activities at all educational levels. A few of the topics addressed by the 21 articles are heart disease, testicular cancer, hospital stress, family life, and sexual responsibility. (MT)

Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1986

1986-01-01

168

ERCMExpress. Volume 3, Issue 4  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's "ERCMExpress" is a newsletter that provides comprehensive information on key issues in school emergency management. This issue, entitled "Emergency Management Opportunities and Challenges for Non-Public Schools," examines integrating non-public schools into emergency…

Taymans, Mary Frances; McDonald, Dale

2007-01-01

169

L-286 Acceptance Test Record  

SciTech Connect

This document provides a detailed account of how the acceptance testing was conducted for Project L-286, ''200E Area Sanitary Water Plant Effluent Stream Reduction''. The testing of the L-286 instrumentation system was conducted under the direct supervision

HARMON, B.C.

2000-01-14

170

Accepted scientific research works (abstracts).  

PubMed

These are the 39 accepted abstracts for IAYT's Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR) September 24-24, 2014 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and published in the Final Program Guide and Abstracts. PMID:25645134

2014-09-01

171

Sanskrit Issue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of "Mahfil" is devoted to Sanskrit literature and contains a note on Sanskrit pronunciation and selections of Sanskrit literature. It also contains articles analyzing and discussing various aspects of the literature, including "Sanskrit Rhetoric and Poetic,""The Creative Role of the Goddess Vac in the 'Rgveda,'""Vedic and Epic…

Miller, Barbara Stoler, Ed.

1971-01-01

172

Authorship and Publication Practices: Evaluation of the Effect of Responsible Conduct of Research Instruction to Postdoctoral Trainees. Accountability in Research, vol. 14, issue 4  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors studied postdoctoral trainees funded by National Institutes of Health F32 fellowship awards to test the effectiveness of responsible conduct of research (RCR) education in the areas of authorship and publication practices. Overall, the responses suggested a clear awareness of standards and practices in publication. However, the results failed to suggest that RCR education significantly increased the level of

Carolyn L. Funk; Kirsten A. Barrett; Francis L. Macrina

2007-01-01

173

Acceptance and meanings of wheelchair use in senior stroke survivors.  

PubMed

The purpose of this qualitative study was to gain understanding of the lived experience of senior stroke survivors who used prescribed wheelchairs in their homes and communities. The study involved semistructured, in-depth interviews that were conducted with 10 participants, ages 70 to 80 years old, who had used a wheelchair for a mean of 5.6 years. A constant comparative inductive method of analysis was performed. Three different categories of acceptance of wheelchair use were identified; reluctant acceptance, grateful acceptance, and internal acceptance. Increased mobility, varied social response, and loss of some valued roles were common to all three wheelchair acceptance categories. Aspects of level of burden, freedom, and spontaneity varied in degree among the three acceptance categories. As the wheelchair provided opportunity for increased continuity in the lives of these stroke survivors, it appeared to be accepted more fully and viewed more positively. Prestroke lifestyle and values need to be carefully considered in order to maximize acceptance of wheelchair use among senior stroke survivors. PMID:15068158

Barker, Donna J; Reid, Denise; Cott, Cheryl

2004-01-01

174

77 FR 553 - Surety Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Termination; Western Bonding Company  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Companies Acceptable on Federal Bonds: Termination; Western Bonding Company AGENCY: Financial Management Service, Fiscal Service...Certificate of Authority issued by the Treasury to Western Bonding Company (NAIC 13191) under 31 U.S.C. 9305 to...

2012-01-05

175

Rights & Responsibilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This theme issue guides teachers and students to annotated listings of Web sites, CD-ROMs and computer software, videos, books, and additional resources that deal with topics related to rights and responsibilities. Sidebar features discuss animal rights, handling money responsibly, and taking responsibility for the environment. (Contains Three…

Online-Offline, 2000

2000-01-01

176

Group-level effects of facilitating conditions on individual acceptance of information systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much of the research effort in the area of technology acceptance has been directed to investigating the effects of various\\u000a variables operating at the individual-level without considering the conjoint effects of group-level variables on individual\\u000a acceptance. The present research addresses this issue by proposing a group-level variable, organizational facilitating conditions,\\u000a and examining its effects on the unified theory of acceptance

Sung-Hee “Sunny” Park; Lorraine Lee; Mun Y. Yi

177

Social acceptance of renewable energy innovation: An introduction to the concept  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper introduces the special issue on Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Innovation. It is a collection of best papers presented at an international research conference held in Tramelan (Switzerland) in February 2006. While there are ambitious government targets to increase the share of renewable energy in many countries, it is increasingly recognized that social acceptance may be a constraining

Rolf Wüstenhagen; Maarten Wolsink; Mary Jean Bürer

2007-01-01

178

Racial and Ethnic Cultural Factors in the Process of Acceptance of Mental Illness  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Acceptance of mental illness is essential to promoting recovery and is uniquely impacted by issues of culture, race, and ethnicity. Qualitative case narrative methodology was used to identify themes related to the cultural facilitators and barriers in the acceptance process. Five participant narratives are presented to assist practitioners in…

Mizock, Lauren; Russinova, Zlatka

2013-01-01

179

Exploring the Acceptance of Video Games in the Classroom by Secondary School Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, a path-model to examine and predict student acceptance of videogames, based on the technology acceptance model, is proposed, discussed and empirically tested. Special attention is given to the gender and experience issues. According to this model, the intention of students to use video games in the classroom is affected directly by a number of factors: the relative

Jeroen BOURGONJON; Martin VALCKE

180

Information Communication Technologies in the Classroom: Expanding TAM to Examine Instructor Acceptance and Use  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies show that use of computer-based information communication technologies (ICTs) can have positive impacts on student motivation and learning. The present study examines the issue of ICT adoption in the classroom by expanding the Technology Acceptance Model to identify factors that contribute to teacher acceptance and use of these…

Huntington, Heidi; Worrell, Tracy

2013-01-01

181

Investigating Acceptance toward Mobile Learning to Assist Individual Knowledge Management: Based on Activity Theory Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mobile devices could facilitate human interaction and access to knowledge resources anytime and anywhere. With respect to wide application possibilities of mobile learning, investigating learners' acceptance towards it is an essential issue. Based on activity theory approach, this research explores positive factors for the acceptance of m-learning…

Liaw, Shu-Sheng; Hatala, Marek; Huang, Hsiu-Mei

2010-01-01

182

The challenge of existential issues in acute care: nursing considerations for the patient with a new diagnosis of lung cancer.  

PubMed

A new diagnosis of lung cancer is a highly threatening experience that raises personally relevant existential issues and brings death-related thoughts and concerns to mind. Those issues can be very disturbing to patients, leading to distress and potentially to a lowered quality of life. The purpose of this article is to present to the practicing oncology nurse the types of existential and death-related concerns that patients with a new diagnosis of lung cancer may have. In addition, the article identifies practical strategies and resources for oncology nurses who can help patients accept and manage the normal but often distressing responses to a life-threatening diagnosis. PMID:22297019

Lehto, Rebecca H

2012-02-01

183

Theoretical Issues  

SciTech Connect

The theoretical issues in the interpretation of the precision measurements of the nucleon-to-Delta transition by means of electromagnetic probes are highlighted. The results of these measurements are confronted with the state-of-the-art calculations based on chiral effective-field theories (EFT), lattice QCD, large-Nc relations, perturbative QCD, and QCD-inspired models. The link of the nucleon-to-Delta form factors to generalized parton distributions (GPDs) is also discussed.

Marc Vanderhaeghen

2007-04-01

184

Stakeholder acceptance analysis: Tunable hybrid plasma  

SciTech Connect

This report resents evaluations, recommendations, and requirements concerning Tunable Hybrid Plasma (THP) derived from a three-year program of stake holder involvement. THP destroys volatile organic compounds by directing a moderate energy electron beam into a flow of air containing organic contaminants. This report is for technology developers and for those responsible for making decisions about the use of technology to remediate contamination by volatile organic compounds. Stakeholders` perspectives help those responsible for technology deployment make good decisions concerning the acceptability and applicability of THP to the remediation problems the face. In addition, this report presents data requirements for the technology`s field demonstration defined by stakeholders associated with the Hanford site in Washington State, as well as detailed comments on THP from stakeholders from four other sites throughout the western United States.

Peterson, T.

1995-12-01

185

Stakeholder acceptance analysis ResonantSonic drilling  

SciTech Connect

This report presents evaluations, recommendations, and requirements concerning ResonantSonic Drilling (Sonic Drilling), derived from a three-year program of stakeholder involvement. Sonic Drilling is an innovative method to reach contamination in soil and groundwater. The resonant sonic drill rig uses counter-rotating weights to generate energy, which causes the drill pipe to vibrate elastically along its entire length. In the resonant condition, forces of up to 200,000 pounds are transmitted to the drill bit face to create a cutting action. The resonant energy causes subsurface materials to move back into the adjacent formation, permitting the drill pipe to advance. This report is for technology developers and those responsible for making decisions about the use of technology to remediate contamination by volatile organic compounds. Stakeholders` perspectives help those responsible for technology deployment to make good decisions concerning the acceptability and applicability of sonic drilling to the remediation problems they face.

Peterson, T. [Battelle Seattle Research Center, WA (United States)

1995-12-01

186

ERCMExpress. Volume 2, Issue 1  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's "ERCMExpress" focuses on integrating students with special needs and disabilities into emergency response and crisis management planning. Meeting the needs of students with disabilities and special needs in the event of an emergency does not have to be…

US Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

187

Public purchasers contracting external primary care providers in Central America for better responsiveness, efficiency of health care and public governance: issues and challenges.  

PubMed

Several national health systems in Latin America initiated health reforms to counter widespread criticisms of low equity and efficiency. For public purchasing agencies, these reforms often consisted in contracting external providers for primary care provision. This paper intends to clarify both the complex and intertwined issues characterizing such contracting as well as health system performances within the context of four Central American countries. It results from a European Commission financed project lead between 2002 and 2005, involving participants from Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Salvador, United Kingdom, Netherlands and Belgium, whose aim was to promote exchanges between these participants. The findings presented in this paper are the results of a two stage process: (a) the design of an initial analytical framework, built upon findings from the literature, interlinking characteristics of contractual relation with health systems performances criteria and (b) the use of that framework in four case studies to identify cross-cutting issues. This paper reinforces two pivotal findings: (a) contracting requires not only technical, but also political choices and (b) it cannot be considered as a mechanical process. The unpredictability of its evolution requires a flexible and reactive approach. This should be better assimilated by national and international organizations involved in health services provision, so as to progressively come out of dogmatic approaches in deciding to initiate contractual relation with external providers for primary care provision. PMID:18342980

Macq, Jean; Martiny, Patrick; Villalobos, Luis Bernardo; Solis, Alejandro; Miranda, Jose; Mendez, Hilda Cecilia; Collins, Charles

2008-09-01

188

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Introduction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the introductory article to a special series in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Instead of each article herein reviewing the basics of ACT, this article contains that review. This article provides a description of where ACT fits within the larger category of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT):…

Twohig, Michael P.

2012-01-01

189

Dissolution test acceptance sampling plans  

Microsoft Academic Search

The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) general monograph provides a standard for dissolution compliance with the requirements as stated in the individual USP monograph for a tablet or capsule dosage form. The acceptance rules recommended by USP have important roles in the quality control process. The USP rules and their modifications are often used as an industrial lot release sampling plan, where

Yi Tsong; Thomas Hammerstrom; Karl Lin; Ting Eng Ong

1995-01-01

190

Accepted Manuscript Making Tungsten Work  

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Accepted Manuscript Making Tungsten Work R.E. Nygren, R. Raffray, D. Whyte, M.A. Urickson, M.A. Urickson, M. Baldwin, L.L. Snead, Making Tungsten Work, Journal of Nuclear Materials (2010), doi: 10.1016/j the content, and all legal disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain. #12;Making Tungsten Work - ICFRM-14

Raffray, A. René

191

Nitrogen trailer acceptance test report  

SciTech Connect

This Acceptance Test Report documents compliance with the requirements of specification WHC-S-0249. The equipment was tested according to WHC-SD-WM-ATP-108 Rev.0. The equipment being tested is a portable contained nitrogen supply. The test was conducted at Norco`s facility.

Kostelnik, A.J.

1996-02-12

192

Investigation and study on debris flow risk perception and acceptable risk criteria in Taiwan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Debris flow disaster mitigation is one of important issues to be addressed in Taiwan. Past studies in this field have been focused mainly on topics related to potential assessment and susceptibility characterizations. Some valuable research results have been completed. Application of risk management in debris flow disaster mitigation has gradually become an emerging topic, as an effective and comprehensive strategy on disaster management is still been sought for. One of the key elements in risk management is the establishment of rational risk acceptance criteria. Various factors have to be taken into account and whether the set of criteria can be operable is of great concern. The purpose of this study is to provide useful information for the establishment of acceptance criteria. First, the 39 debris flow events that claims death tolls for the past 20 years are compiled. The information is used to develop a questionnaire containing six questions for the tolerability and acceptability of the recurrence frequency of a debris flow disaster which would cause death and the death tolls in single debris flow event. The questionnaire is sent to general public, local government officer, and rescue members for a survey. In total, 681 effective samples is obtained. The response of each question is identified as 5 scales which is later transferred into scores using a triangular function. Through the application of fuzzy performance theory, the tolerability and acceptability of the recurrence frequency of a debris flow disaster and its corresponding number of fatalities (N) is calculated. The risk perception results are plotted in the form of log-log F-N curves where F is the frequency of N or more fatalities. The results indicate that the tolerability criterion is 10-2 while the F-N curve shows a minus-one trend. Compared with the F-N curve for slope stability in Hong Kong, the curve trend is similar but the tolerability criterion is one order higher. It indicates the tolerability of fatal debris flow event in Taiwan in higher that the fatal slope stability event in Hong Kong. The acceptability criteria are about 3x10-4 while the F-N curves also shows a minus-one trend. There is about 1 to 2 orders discrepancy between tolerability and acceptability F-N curves. The resulting F-N curves are useful reference for debris flow management by taking hardware and software approaches to reduce risk level.

Liu, Chia-Nan; Chen, Jie-Ru

2014-05-01

193

Probabilistic simulation for flaw acceptance by dye-penetrant inspection  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper examines the problems encountered in assessing the reliability of dye-penetrant nondestructive inspection (NDI) techniques in preventing failures due to undetected surface flaws, as well as from flaw acceptance (Fitness-For-Purpose). A Monte Carlo simulation procedure which includes the major variables of the problem is presented as a means of quantifying reliability. Some issues associated with distribution selection are examined. A methodology for selecting the penetrant type and flaw acceptance size for the specific components analyzed using the simulation is proposed. Current methodology limitations are discussed along with possible future effort. Penetrant selection and acceptable sizes of detected flaws are based on a probabilistic assessment of the effect of component and dye-penetrant system variables on structural reliability.

Russell, D. A.; Keremes, J. J.

1990-01-01

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be obtained from the IEEE by emailing pubs-permissions@ieee.org. This article has been accepted the constituent tissue types of the breast [2] provides an electromagnetic mechanism for sensing, lo- cating from the IEEE by sending an email to pubs-permissions@ieee.org. of adipose tissue. However, inverse

Van Veen, Barry D.

195

Procedures and acceptance criteria for PAS-1 cask inspections  

SciTech Connect

The procedures and acceptance criteria that comprise this document were prepared to support a one-time test to certify two PAS-1 casks in accordance with US Department of Energy Certificate of Compliance US A/9184/B(U), which was issued in 1998. The specific inspections addressed in this document are the visual weld inspection and a dimensional inspection of the primary containment vessel.

Mercado, J.E.

1998-09-09

196

Pipeline issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The declining pool of graduates, the lack of rigorous preparation in science and mathematics, and the declining interest in science and engineering careers at the precollege level promises a shortage of technically educated personnel at the college level for industry, government, and the universities in the next several decades. The educational process, which starts out with a large number of students at the elementary level, but with an ever smaller number preparing for science and engineering at each more advanced educational level, is in a state of crisis. These pipeline issues, so called because the educational process is likened to a series of ever smaller constrictions in a pipe, were examined in a workshop at the Space Grant Conference and a summary of the presentations and the results of the discussion, and the conclusions of the workshop participants are reported.

Eisley, Joe T.

1990-01-01

197

Negotiating vaccine acceptance in an era of reluctance  

PubMed Central

Studies to better understand the determinants of vaccine acceptance have expanded to include more investigation into dynamics of individual decision-making as well as the influences of peers and social networks. Vaccine acceptance is determined by a range of factors, from structural issues of supply, costs and access to services, as well as the more demand-side determinants. The term vaccine hesitancy is increasingly used in the investigation of demand-side determinants, moving away from the more polarized framing of pro- and anti-vaccine groups to recognizing the importance of understanding and engaging those who are delaying vaccination, accepting only some vaccines, or who are yet undecided, but reluctant. As hesitancy is a state of indecision, it is difficult to measure, but the stage of indecision is a critical time to engage and support the decision-making process. This article suggests modes of investigating the determinants of vaccine confidence and levers of vaccine acceptance toward better engagement and dialogue early in the process of decision-making. Pressure to vaccinate can be counter-productive. Listening and dialog can support individual decision-making and more effectively inform the public health community of the issues and concerns influencing vaccine hesitancy. PMID:23896582

Larson, Heidi J

2013-01-01

198

STATE OF CALIFORNIA AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHTING CONTROL ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENT  

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for the scope of work specified on this document and attest to the declarations in this statement (responsibleSTATE OF CALIFORNIA AUTOMATIC DAYLIGHTING CONTROL ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENT CEC-LTG-3A (Revised 07 Document (Page 1 of 14) Project Name/Address: System Name or Identification/Tag: System Location or Area

199

More Issues in Observed-Score Equating  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is a response to the commentaries on the position paper on observed-score equating by van der Linden (this issue). The response focuses on the more general issues in these commentaries, such as the nature of the observed scores that are equated, the importance of test-theory assumptions in equating, the necessity to use multiple…

van der Linden, Wim J.

2013-01-01

200

Acceptance of suicide in Moscow  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  Attitudes concerning the acceptability of suicide have been emphasized as being important for understanding why levels of\\u000a suicide mortality vary in different societies across the world. While Russian suicide mortality levels are among the highest\\u000a in the world, not much is known about attitudes to suicide in Russia. This study aims to obtain a greater understanding about\\u000a the levels and

Tanya JukkalaIlkka; Ilkka Henrik Mäkinen

2011-01-01

201

Patent Issued Additional Office Actions Received  

E-print Network

Patent Issued Additional Office Actions Received 3-12 mo. Respond to Office Action Patent attorney The patent examiner provides notification of which claims in the application have been rejected or accepted determines there are multiple inventions in 1 application. Patent Application Published 6 mo. Non

Cui, Yan

202

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for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been fully edited. Content may change prior- ture estimation. I. INTRODUCTION Until the 1960's, fingerprint matching was used solely for forensic, Sweden, jsb@bth.se, bsa@bth.se, icl@bth.se. The Authors2 are with Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Lunds Universitet

203

Acceptable Materials for Recycling at Colorado State University Mixed Paper -Acceptable Items  

E-print Network

paper Food wrappings Trash Cardboard - Acceptable Items Corrugated cardboard Pizza boxes Cardboard - Unacceptable Items Waxed cardboard Mixed Containers - Acceptable Items All plastic containers and bottles must

204

Older Adults' Acceptance of Information Technology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study investigated variables contributing to older adults' information technology acceptance through a survey, which was used to find factors explaining and predicting older adults' information technology acceptance behaviors. Four factors, including needs satisfaction, perceived usability, support availability, and public acceptance, were…

Wang, Lin; Rau, Pei-Luen Patrick; Salvendy, Gavriel

2011-01-01

205

Apollo experience report environmental acceptance testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Environmental acceptance testing was used extensively to screen selected spacecraft hardware for workmanship defects and manufacturing flaws. The minimum acceptance levels and durations and methods for their establishment are described. Component selection and test monitoring, as well as test implementation requirements, are included. Apollo spacecraft environmental acceptance test results are summarized, and recommendations for future programs are presented.

Laubach, C. H. M.

1976-01-01

206

Specificity and the Cognitive Hierarchy: Value Orientations and the Acceptability of Urban Wildlife Management Actions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article tests theory suggesting cognitions at the same level of specificity have stronger associations than those at different levels. Using data from a survey of Anchorage, AK, residents (n = 971, response rate = 59%), we explored relationships between general wildlife value orientations and (1) the general acceptability of hunting urban wildlife populations, and (2) specific wildlife management actions (e.g., the acceptability of

Doug Whittaker; Jerry J. Vaske; Michael J. Manfredo

2006-01-01

207

Technology acceptance in learning settings from a student perspective: a theoretical framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

As learning and training with internet technologies and web-based distance learning become more and more popular, more emerging technologies are utilized in delivering instructional material to students. User acceptance of technology has been an important field of study in Information Systems and Information Technology. Drawing on Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and insights from qualitative data on student responses to factors

Chi Zhang

2010-01-01

208

1997 SPECIAL ISSUE Learning, Action and Consciousness: A Hybrid  

E-print Network

1997 SPECIAL ISSUE Learning, Action and Consciousness: A Hybrid Approach Toward Modelling Consciousness Ron Sun Department of Computer Science, The University of Alabama (Received 2 July 1996; accepted 4 December 1996) Abstract--This paper is an attempt at understanding the issue of consciousness

Varela, Carlos

209

EQUILIBRIUM AND FLUX SURFACE ISSUES IN THE DESIGN OF NCSX  

E-print Network

EQUILIBRIUM AND FLUX SURFACE ISSUES IN THE DESIGN OF NCSX A. REIMAN,*a S. HIRSHMAN,b S. HUDSON,a D-5608 Received October 17, 2005 Accepted for Publication January 13, 2006 Equilibrium issues encountered on equilibrium mag- netic islands. Significant improvements have been made to the VMEC equilibrium code to deal

Hudson, Stuart

210

ERCMExpress. Volume 2, Issue 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of the Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's "ERCMExpress" promotes emergency exercises as an effective way to validate school safety plans. Simulations of emergency situations, or emergency exercises, are integral to a sound school safety plan. They offer opportunities for district and schools to…

US Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

211

ERCMExpress. Volume 3, Issue 3  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Technical Assistance Center's newsletter, "ERCMExpress," provides comprehensive information on key issues in school emergency management. Memorials are deeply rooted in our culture and remind us of a person who has died or an event in which people died, and they provide a place for people to…

Paine, Cathy

2007-01-01

212

ERCMExpress. Volume 2, Issue 7  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue of ERCMExpress presents the topic "Schools Respond to Infectious Disease." Every year, schools confront a range of infectious diseases such as chicken pox, lice, ringworm and seasonal influenza. In response, faculty and staff work together to control the outbreak, quell fears and dispel rumors. For example, school administrators may…

US Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

213

ERCMExpress. Volume 3, Issue 5  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ECRM) Technical Assistance Center's newsletter "ERCMExpress" provides comprehensive information on key issues in school emergency management. Many nontraditional schools across the United States, such as storefront schools, rural schools, and alternative education facilities, face challenges in…

Taylor, Matt

2007-01-01

214

Human allograft acceptance is associated with immune regulation.  

PubMed

The ultimate goal of transplantation is drug-free allograft acceptance, which is rarely encountered in transplant recipients. Using a novel human-to-mouse "trans vivo" delayed-type hypersensitivity assay, we assessed donor-reactive cell-mediated immune responses in kidney and liver transplant patients, four of whom discontinued all immunosuppression. One of these subjects (J.B.) rejected his graft after 7 years of stable function, while the others (D.S., R.D., M.L.) continue to have excellent graft function 5, 28, and 4 years after the cessation of immunosuppression. PBMCs from J.B. exhibited strong responses to both donor and recall antigens whereas PBMCs from patients D.S., R.D., and M.L. responded strongly to recall, but not donor, antigens. Furthermore, when donor and recall antigens were colocalized, the recall response in these three patients was inhibited. This donor antigen-linked nonresponsiveness was observed in four other patients who are still maintained on immunosuppression. The weakness of donor-reactive DTH responses in these patients is due to donor alloantigen-triggered regulation that relies on either TGF-beta or IL-10. In D.S., regulation is triggered by a single donor HLA Class I antigen, either in membrane-bound or soluble form. This demonstrates that allograft acceptance in humans is associated with an immune regulation pattern, which may be useful in the diagnosis and/or monitoring of transplant patients for allograft acceptance. PMID:10880058

VanBuskirk, A M; Burlingham, W J; Jankowska-Gan, E; Chin, T; Kusaka, S; Geissler, F; Pelletier, R P; Orosz, C G

2000-07-01

215

Human allograft acceptance is associated with immune regulation  

PubMed Central

The ultimate goal of transplantation is drug-free allograft acceptance, which is rarely encountered in transplant recipients. Using a novel human-to-mouse “trans vivo” delayed-type hypersensitivity assay, we assessed donor-reactive cell-mediated immune responses in kidney and liver transplant patients, four of whom discontinued all immunosuppression. One of these subjects (J.B.) rejected his graft after 7 years of stable function, while the others (D.S., R.D., M.L.) continue to have excellent graft function 5, 28, and 4 years after the cessation of immunosuppression. PBMCs from J.B. exhibited strong responses to both donor and recall antigens whereas PBMCs from patients D.S., R.D., and M.L. responded strongly to recall, but not donor, antigens. Furthermore, when donor and recall antigens were colocalized, the recall response in these three patients was inhibited. This donor antigen–linked nonresponsiveness was observed in four other patients who are still maintained on immunosuppression. The weakness of donor-reactive DTH responses in these patients is due to donor alloantigen-triggered regulation that relies on either TGF-? or IL-10. In D.S., regulation is triggered by a single donor HLA Class I antigen, either in membrane-bound or soluble form. This demonstrates that allograft acceptance in humans is associated with an immune regulation pattern, which may be useful in the diagnosis and/or monitoring of transplant patients for allograft acceptance. PMID:10880058

VanBuskirk, A.M.; Burlingham, W.J.; Jankowska-Gan, E.; Chin, T.; Kusaka, S.; Geissler, F.; Pelletier, R.P.; Orosz, C.G.

2000-01-01

216

Computer acceptance of older adults.  

PubMed

Even though computers play a massive role in everyday life of modern societies, older adults, and especially older women, are less likely to use a computer, and they perform fewer activities on it than younger adults. To get a better understanding of the factors affecting older adults' intention towards and usage of computers, the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Usage of Technology (UTAUT) was applied as part of a more extensive study with 52 users and non-users of computers, ranging in age from 50 to 90 years. The model covers various aspects of computer usage in old age via four key constructs, namely performance expectancy, effort expectancy, social influences, and facilitating conditions, as well as the variables gender, age, experience, and voluntariness it. Interestingly, next to performance expectancy, facilitating conditions showed the strongest correlation with use as well as with intention. Effort expectancy showed no significant correlation with the intention of older adults to use a computer. PMID:22317258

Nägle, Sibylle; Schmidt, Ludger

2012-01-01

217

Acceptance test procedure for the MO-293 (1722) 10-wide mobile office  

SciTech Connect

This Acceptance Test Procedure has been prepared to demonstrate that the Fire Protection System functions as required by project criteria. The test results will be issued as an acceptance test report after all the testing is complete. This facility is part of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project. An appendix is provided as a checklist of activities to be performed by the fire alarm system installer to ensure proper installation and operation.

Wallace, S.C.

1994-12-28

218

Commissioning School Construction Projects. IssueTrak: A CEFPI Brief on Educational Facility Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This "IssueTrak" discusses an increasing interest in verifying the installation and performance of building systems prior to delivery and final acceptance by the building owner. This interest in quality assurance has spawned a new and distinct professional construction discipline referred to as building commissioning. The principal objective of…

Keithly, Peter

2005-01-01

219

Flight Crew Workload, Acceptability, and Performance When Using Data Comm in a High-Density Terminal Area Simulation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document describes a collaborative FAA/NASA experiment using 22 commercial airline pilots to determine the effect of using Data Comm to issue messages during busy, terminal area operations. Four conditions were defined that span current day to future flight deck equipage: Voice communication only, Data Comm only, Data Comm with Moving Map Display, and Data Comm with Moving Map displaying taxi route. Each condition was used in an arrival and a departure scenario at Boston Logan Airport. Of particular interest was the flight crew response to D-TAXI, the use of Data Comm by Air Traffic Control (ATC) to send taxi instructions. Quantitative data was collected on subject reaction time, flight technical error, operational errors, and eye tracking information. Questionnaires collected subjective feedback on workload, situation awareness, and acceptability to the flight crew for using Data Comm in a busy terminal area. Results showed that 95% of the Data Comm messages were responded to by the flight crew within one minute and 97% of the messages within two minutes. However, post experiment debrief comments revealed almost unanimous consensus that two minutes was a reasonable expectation for crew response. Flight crews reported that Expected D-TAXI messages were useful, and employment of these messages acceptable at all altitude bands evaluated during arrival scenarios. Results also indicate that the use of Data Comm for all evaluated message types in the terminal area was acceptable during surface operations, and during arrivals at any altitude above the Final Approach Fix, in terms of response time, workload, situation awareness, and flight technical performance. The flight crew reported the use of Data Comm as implemented in this experiment as unacceptable in two instances: in clearances to cross an active runway, and D-TAXI messages between the Final Approach Fix and 80 knots during landing roll. Critical cockpit tasks and the urgency of out-the window scan made the additional head down time to respond to Data Comm messages undesirable during these events. However, most crews also stated that Data Comm messages without an accompanying audio chime and no expectation of an immediate response could be acceptable even during these events.

Norman, R. Michael; Baxley, Brian T.; Adams, Cathy A.; Ellis, Kyle K. E.; Latorella, Kara A.; Comstock, James R., Jr.

2013-01-01

220

From Ethical Responsibility to Corporate Social Responsibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Corporate social responsibility is a concept on the rise, but also a heavily criticized one. Basically, it suffers from a crucial weakness: it has no generally accepted, common framework. Consequently, it remains an amalgam of descriptive, instrumental and normative proposals, based on mutually incompatible ethical, sociological and economic theories. This article starts from the concept of responsibility as a moral

Antonio Argandoña

221

Attitudinal and Intentional Acceptance of Domestic Robots by Younger and Older Adults  

PubMed Central

A study was conducted to examine the expectations that younger and older individuals have about domestic robots and how these expectations relate to robot acceptance. In a questionnaire participants were asked to imagine a robot in their home and to indicate how much items representing technology, social partner, and teammate acceptance matched their robot. There were additional questions about how useful and easy to use they thought their robot would be. The dependent variables were attitudinal and intentional acceptance. The analysis of the responses of 117 older adults (aged 65–86) and 60 younger adults (aged 18–25) indicated that individuals thought of robots foremost as performance-directed machines, less so as social devices, and least as unproductive entities. The robustness of the Technology Acceptance Model to robot acceptance was supported. Technology experience accounted for the variance in robot acceptance due to age.

Ezer, Neta; Fisk, Arthur D.; Rogers, Wendy A.

2014-01-01

222

Transparency and social responsibility issues for Wikipedia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wikipedia is known as a free online encyclopedia. Wikipedia uses largely transparent writing and editing processes, which\\u000a aim at providing the user with quality information through a democratic collaborative system. However, one aspect of these\\u000a processes is not transparent—the identity of contributors, editors, and administrators. We argue that this particular lack\\u000a of transparency jeopardizes the validity of the information being

Adele Santana; Donna J. Wood

2009-01-01

223

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components ("metasurfaces") based on arrays of these antennas. To demonstrate the versatility of metasurfaces) metasurfaces with a constant interfacial phase gradient that deflect light into arbitrary directions; (b) metasurfaces with anisotropic optical responses that create light beams of arbitrary polarization over a wide

Capasso, Federico

224

Four Republican Presidential Candidates Debate Educational Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides the transcript of a September 1987 debate on educational issues between Republican presidential candidates Jack Kemp and Pierre du Pont. Interspersed throughout the transcript are written responses to questions submitted to additional candidates Robert Dole and George Bush. (BJV)

Equity and Excellence, 1988

1988-01-01

225

Methylmercury risk assessment issues  

SciTech Connect

This paper reviews the general background of health risks associated with mercury (Hg), primarily methylmercury (MeHg), with a view towards application to advanced technologies that could reduce any contributions from coal combustion. The need for accurate assessment of such risks is discussed, since Hg is now widely dispersed in the environment and cannot easily be eliminated. The primary pathway of MeHg intake is through eating contaminated fish. The issues of concern include identification of critical health outcomes (various neurological indices) and their confounding factors, accurate assessment of MeHg intake rates, and appropriate use of dose-response functions. Ultimately, such information will be used to evaluate alternative coal combustion systems.

Lipfert, F.W. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Saroff, L. [USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

1996-07-01

226

Ethical Issues in the Conduct of Supervision.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses American Psychological Association code of ethics to understand ethical issues present in the conduct of supervision. Discusses ethical issues of responsibility, client and supervisee welfare, confidentiality, competency, moral and legal standards, public statements, and professional relationships in relation to supervision. (Author/NB)

Sherry, Patrick

1991-01-01

227

Certification Issues for Some Common Aquaculture Species  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is interest in certification of aquaculture production facilities in response to concerns about negative environmental and social impacts and food safety. This study identifies issues to be considered by stakeholders in developing certification standards for channel catfish, tilapias, rainbow trout, oysters, mussels, clams, scallops, abalone, and seaweed. Common issues include land and water use, water pollution, benthic effects, effects

Claude E. Boyd; Aaron A. McNevin; Jason Clay; Howard M. Johnson

2005-01-01

228

Animal Experimentation: Issues for the 1980s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the extent to which issues related to animal experimentation are in conflict and proposes choices that might least comprise them. These issues include animal well-being, human well-being, self-interest of science, scientific validity and responsibility, progress in biomedical and behavioral science, and the future quality of medical care.…

Zola, Judith C.; And Others

1984-01-01

229

Development of Athletic Injury Psychological Acceptance Scale  

PubMed Central

[Purpose] The world of competitive sports has its own unique subculture which at times works towards covering up psychological problems faced by athletes with injuries. The purpose of this study was to develop an “Athletic Injury Psychological Acceptance Scale (AIPAS)” to screen athletes for serious psychological problems resulting from injury. [Subjects] A total of 189 subjects responded to the survey, of which 168 (mean age= 19.93?years; average number of days unable to participate in sports= 71.84 days, SD = 88.01 days) valid responses were subjected to analysis. [Methods] A provisional version of the AIPAS was created from question items based on face-to-face subject interviews and content validity testing by specialists. In order to test criterion-related validity of the AIPAS, subjects were asked to complete indices that would serve as an external criterion. For this purpose, indices that measure athletic rehabilitation dedication and time perspective were designed. [Results] Item analysis of the provisional AIPAS was conducted to confirm the discrimination of each item. Exploratory factor analysis identified “Self-motivation” and “Focus on the Present” as two factors of the provisional scale. Confirmatory factor analysis supported these results. The Cronbach’s alpha was used to measure the internal consistency. Since ?=0.81, the reliability of the scale was confirmed. A significant correlation was found between AIPAS and external indices, indicating criterion-related validity. [Conclusion] AIPAS is a reliable and valid scale composed of two subscales. PMID:24259799

Tatsumi, Tomonori

2013-01-01

230

7 CFR 1209.32 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...MISCELLANEOUS COMMODITIES), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MUSHROOM PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION ORDER Mushroom Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order Mushroom Council § 1209.32 Acceptance. Each...

2010-01-01

231

Teachers' Acceptance of Innovation and Innovation Characteristics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Author lists six innovation characteristics'' and reports on a study showing positive correlation between two of these, relative advantage and compatibility, and teacher acceptance of innovation. (SP)

Helsel, A. Ray

1972-01-01

232

Plant maintenance and advanced reactors issue, 2004  

SciTech Connect

The focus of the September-October issue is on plant maintenance and advanced reactors. Major articles/reports in this issue include: Optimism about the future of nuclear power, by Ruth G. Shaw, Duke Power Company; Licensed in three countries, by GE Energy; Enhancing public acceptance, by Westinghouse Electric Company; Standardized MOV program, by Ted Neckowicz, Exelon; Inservice testing, by Steven Unikewicz, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Asian network for education, Fatimah Mohd Amin, Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology Research; and, Cooling water intake optimization, by Jeffrey M. Jones and Bert Mayer, P.E., Framatome ANP.

Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

2004-09-15

233

Decontamination, decommissioning, and vendor advertorial issue, 2005  

SciTech Connect

The focus of the July-August issue is on Decontamination, decommissioning, and vendor advertorials. Major interviews, articles and reports in this issue include: Increasing momentum, by Gary Taylor, Entergy Nuclear, Inc.; An acceptable investment, by Tom Chrisopher, Areva, Inc.; Fuel recycling for the U.S. and abroad, by Philippe Knoche, Areva, France; We're bullish on nuclear power, by Dan R. Keuter, Entergy Nuclear, Inc.; Ten key actions for decommissioning, by Lawrence E. Boing, Argonne National Laboratory; Safe, efficient and cost-effective decommissioning, by Dr. Claudio Pescatore and Torsten Eng, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), France; and, Plant profile: SONGS decommissioning.

Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

2005-07-15

234

Fall 2009Fall 2009Fall 2009Fall 2009 Issue 1Issue 1Issue 1Issue 1  

E-print Network

Fall 2009Fall 2009Fall 2009Fall 2009 Issue 1Issue 1Issue 1Issue 1 Sophia From the Chair I am very and the exciting things we are doing. The department is thriv- ing, with 80 undergraduate ma- jors, 30 graduate people. They are a great source of pride for the department and the university. Our commitment

Dasgupta, Dipankar

235

Current IT Issues, 2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article features the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Survey. Administered by the EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee, whose members review and recommend the set of issues to be presented each year, the survey identifies the issues that leaders in higher education information technology see as their most critical IT challenges. The Top-Ten current IT…

Spicer, Donald Z.; Deblois, Peter B.

2004-01-01

236

Payment generosity and physician acceptance of Medicare and Medicaid patients.  

PubMed

Using 2008 physician survey data, we estimate the relationship between the generosity of fees paid to primary care physicians under Medicaid and Medicare and his/her willingness to accept new patients covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or both programs (i.e., dually enrolled patients). Findings reveal physicians are highly responsive to fee generosity under both programs. Also, their willingness to accept patients under either program is affected by the generosity of fees under the other program, i.e., there are significant spillover effects between Medicare and Medicare fee generosity. We also simulate how physicians in 2008 would have likely responded to Medicaid and Medicare payment reforms similar to those embodied in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, had they been permanently in place in 2008. Our findings suggest that "Medicaid Parity" for primary care physicians would have likely dramatically improved physician willingness to accept new Medicaid patients while only slightly reducing their willingness to accept new Medicare patients. Also, many more primary care physicians would have been willing to treat dually enrolled patients. PMID:25005072

Brunt, Christopher S; Jensen, Gail A

2014-12-01

237

Preface: Special issue on operating systems principles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three papers in this issue were selected as outstanding papers from the 1983 ACM\\/SIGOPS 9th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles held during the splendor of a New England autumn in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The three papers were nominated for publication in TOCS by the Symposium Program Committee, co-chaired by Roy Levin and David Redell. These papers were accepted for

Anita K. Jones

1984-01-01

238

[Acceptance and safety of vaccines].  

PubMed

As a result of decreasing willingness to be vaccinated some diseases, which seemingly had been eradicated, may reappear. One example for this is the increase of measles cases in the United Kingdom since the 1990s after a decrease of immunization rate in response to a subsequently discredited publication suggesting a link between the triple measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism. As the incidence of vaccine preventable diseases decreases, vaccine safety dominates personal risk-benefit analysis. To deal with such concerns this review discusses pre- and post-licensing procedures controlling vaccine safety, taking HPV vaccination as well as vaccination against rotavirus as examples. PMID:19353475

Bartz, H; von Knebel-Döberitz, M

2009-04-01

239

Space Station Engineering Design Issues  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space Station Freedom topics addressed include: general design issues; issues related to utilization and operations; issues related to systems requirements and design; and management issues relevant to design.

Mcruer, Duane T.; Boehm, Barry W.; Debra, Daniel B.; Green, C. Cordell; Henry, Richard C.; Maycock, Paul D.; Mcelroy, John H.; Pierce, Chester M.; Stafford, Thomas P.; Young, Laurence R.

1989-01-01

240

Prophylaxis of migraine: general principles and patient acceptance  

PubMed Central

Migraine is a chronic neurological condition with episodic exacerbations. Migraine is highly prevalent, and associated with significant pain, disability, and diminished quality of life. Migraine management is an important health care issue. Migraine management includes avoidance of trigger factors, lifestyle modifications, non-pharmacological therapies, and medications. Pharmacological treatment is traditionally divided into acute or symptomatic treatment, and preventive treatment or prophylaxis. Many migraine patients can be treated using only acute treatment. Patients with severe and/or frequent migraines require long-term preventive therapy. Prophylaxis requires daily administration of anti-migraine compounds with potential adverse events or contraindications, and may also interfere with other concurrent conditions and treatments. These problems may induce patients to reject the idea of a preventive treatment, leading to poor patient adherence. This paper reviews the main factors influencing patient acceptance of anti-migraine prophylaxis, providing practical suggestions to enhance patient willingness to accept pharmacological anti-migraine preventive therapy. We also provide information about the main clinical characteristics of migraine, and their negative consequences. The circumstances warranting prophylaxis in migraine patients as well as the main characteristics of the compounds currently used in migraine prophylaxis will also be briefly discussed, focusing on those aspects which can enhance patient acceptance and adherence. PMID:19337456

D’Amico, Domenico; Tepper, Stewart J

2008-01-01

241

Safety and Public Acceptance of Transgenic Products  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public acceptance of transgenic (genetically engineered, GE) prod- ucts is influenced by the perception of direct or indirect risks and benefits and the credibility of regulatory agencies that evaluate food and environmental safety. In North America acceptance of GE foods is holding steady, while knowledge about them remains low. Develop- ment of transgenic foods with improved nutritional properties or other

Patrick F. Byrne

2006-01-01

242

Beyond technology acceptance: understanding consumer practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To critically examine the current definitions of key constructs of the technology acceptance model (TAM) in a consumer technology-based service. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Two qualitative research studies were undertaken that encouraged consumers to reflect upon their text message (short message service – SMS) behaviour. Findings – The research highlights the inadequacy of a concentration on simple acceptance of technology

Steve Baron; Anthony Patterson; Kim Harris

2006-01-01

243

Recommended Practice for Accepting New Concrete Pavement  

E-print Network

Recommended Practice for Accepting New Concrete Pavement Surfaces for Tire/Pavement Noise Designation: CPSCP PP 1-11 (rev 3/1/2011) National Concrete Pavement Technology Center 2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700 Ames, IA 50010 #12;PP 1-1 CPSCP Recommended Practice for Accepting New Concrete Pavement

244

Fizeau interferometer profiles at finite acceptance angles  

Microsoft Academic Search

Instrument profiles of the wedge or Fizeau interferometer are determined under practical conditions. The appearance of subsidiary maxima on the high order side of the central maxima is confirmed, and the behaviour of these is noted as the solid angle of acceptance is varied. From these calculations it is inferred that the acceptable range of use of the instrument could

T A Hall

1969-01-01

245

STATE OF CALIFORNIA LIGHTING CONTROL ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENT  

E-print Network

Daylighting Control, and Automatic Time Switch Control Intent: Lights are turned off when not needed per Control Acceptance Document (Page 2 of 4) Project Name/Address: System Name or IdentificationSTATE OF CALIFORNIA LIGHTING CONTROL ACCEPTANCE DOCUMENT CEC-LTG-2A (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA

246

Nevada Test Site Waste Acceptance Criteria (NTSWAC)  

SciTech Connect

This document establishes the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office, Nevada Test Site Waste Acceptance Criteria (NTSWAC). The NTSWAC provides the requirements, terms, and conditions under which the Nevada Test Site will accept low-level radioactive (LLW) and LLW Mixed Waste (MW) for disposal.

NNSA /NSO Waste Management Project

2008-06-01

247

Explaining Consumer Acceptance of Online Digital Music  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aims to explain consumer acceptance of online digital music. The extended technology acceptance model (TAM), incorporated with user's perception of enjoyment and risks and moral intensity, was tested using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and assessed and modified by structural equation model (SEM). The findings indicate that perceived ease of use is positively related to perceived usefulness and perceived

Chun-Hsiung Liaoa; Chung-Wang Tsou; Yu-Chi Kao

248

Heavy Metal, Religiosity, and Suicide Acceptability.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on data taken from the General Social Survey that found a link between "heavy metal" rock fanship and suicide acceptability. Finds that relationship becomes nonsignificant once level of religiosity is controlled. Heavy metal fans are low in religiosity, which contributes to greater suicide acceptability. (Author/JDM)

Stack, Steven

1998-01-01

249

Acceptability and outcomes of the Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement patients' and care givers' perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube has now become a preferred option for the long-term nutritional support device for patients with dysphagia. There is a considerable debate about the health issues related to the quality of life of these patients. Our aim of the study was to assess the outcome and perspectives of patients\\/care givers, about the acceptability of percutaneous endoscopic

Muhammad K Anis; Shahab Abid; Wasim Jafri; Zaigham Abbas; Hasnain A Shah; Saeed Hamid; Rozina Wasaya

2006-01-01

250

Real versus Hypothetical Willingness to Accept: The Bishop and Heberlein Model Revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

To study the validity of survey-based contingent value estimates, Bishop and Heberlein (Amer. J. Agr. Econom. 61, 926-930, 1979) compared people's stated and real willingness to accept (WTA) for hunting permits. This paper reconsid- ers the econometric issue of estimating their referendum models by allowing for decison uncertainty in individual choices. The results indicate that the hypothet- ical WTA is

Chuan-Zhong Li; Karl-Gustaf Löfgren; W. Michael Hanemann

1995-01-01

251

Width of the latitude of acceptance as a determinant of attitude change  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examined the implications of social judgment theory for predicting individual differences in attitude change. Ss (N = 124 undergraduates) received a message advocating a position on birth control either mildly, moderately, or strongly discrepant from their own. For all 3 levels of discrepancy, the Ss with wide latitudes of acceptance on the issue showed greater attitude change than Ss with

Alice H. Eagly; Kathleen Telaak

1972-01-01

252

Trust in governance and the acceptance of genetically modified food in the Netherlands  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper assumes that trust is a major issue in the interaction between government, citizens and societal organizations. The central question in this paper relates to the specific determinants of public trust. A survey study is reported (n = 1019) which focuses on the role of trust in the acceptance of genetically modified (GM) food. Our expectation was that three

Jan Gutteling; Lucien Hanssen; Veer van der Neil; Erwin Seydel

2006-01-01

253

Investigating Elementary School Students' Technology Acceptance by Applying Digital Game-Based Learning to Environmental Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to improve and promote students' environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour, integrating environmental education into the primary education curriculum has become a key issue for environmental education. For this reason, this study aimed to investigate elementary school students' acceptance of technology applying digital game-based…

Cheng, Yuh-Ming; Lou, Shi-Jer; Kuo, Sheng-Huang; Shih, Ru-Chu

2013-01-01

254

Exposures to Conducted Electrical Weapons (Including TASER(®) Devices): How Many and for How Long are Acceptable?  

PubMed

TASER(®) conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) are an important law-enforcement tool. The purposes of this study are a) to review recent literature regarding potential pathophysiological responses to applications of CEWs, and other related issues and b) to evaluate whether enough data exist to determine the acceptability of longer-duration (or repeated) exposures. This is a narrative review, using a multidisciplinary approach of analyzing reports from physiological, legal-medical, and police-strategy literature sources. In general, short-duration exposures to CEWs result in limited effects. Longer-duration or repeated exposures may be utilized with caution, although there are currently not enough data to determine the acceptability of all types of exposures. Data examined in the literature have inherent limitations. Appropriateness of specific types of CEW usage may be determined by individual police agencies, applying risk/benefit analyses unique to each organization. While more research is recommended, initial concepts of potential future long-duration or repeated CEW applications are presented. PMID:25443856

Jauchem, James R

2014-11-28

255

A Positive View of Peer Acceptance in Aggressive Youth: Risk for Future Peer Acceptance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Uses longitudinal data to determine whether a positive view of perceived peer acceptance is a risk factor for continued aggression and social rejection for aggressive children. Results indicate that perceived peer acceptance did not predict aggression. However, children who reported higher levels of perceived peer acceptance received lower actual…

Hughes, Jan N.; Cavell, Timothy A.; Prasad-Gaur, Archna

2001-01-01

256

Cue Set Stimulation as a Factor in Human Response Generation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The hypotheses that there will be a significant difference (1) in the number of responses generated according to economic issues, (2) in the number of responses generated according to social issues, (3) in the number of responses generated between the category of economic issues and the category of social issues, (4) in cue ranking by response

Petelle, John L.

257

Space debris, remarks on current legal issues  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A legal definition of space debris must take into consideration its consequences on the legal status of the object. For the purpose of mitigation of space debris at the time of the launch, any object launched in outer pace will turn sooner or later into a space debris. For liability purposes, a definition of a "space object " is more useful that the notion of "space debris". It must be sure that every space debris is considered as a space objet according to the liability convention. At the end and certainly a more difficult issue is the qualification of a space object as a space debris when it will be technically feasible to remove it. The question of the property of the debris or object should be important. States are responsible and liable for space debris. According to article VI and VII of the Outer Space Treaty, they must authorise and control any national space activity and make sure these activities will not be conducted against the law. In the case of an accident and excepting the use of nuclear power sources, the main problem lies on damage in outer space to other spacecraft. In that case, the victim must prove a fault. According with the lack of precise rules it should be difficult. It should be necessary to precise the law applicable to space debris. At the domestic level, rules must be taken to prevent space debris through an assessment of risk within the licensing process. At the international level, the principle of an obligation to mitigate debris should be clearly accepted. Some general rules should be useful to avoid breach of competition between commercial actors. The adoption of a clear and precise code of conduct should be of great help because it would determine the good launching States' behaviour and greatly helps the judge appreciating the proof of a fault in case of an accident.

Kerrest, Armel

2001-10-01

258

W-026, transuranic waste (TRU) glovebox acceptance test report  

SciTech Connect

On July 18, 1997, the Transuranic (TRU) glovebox was tested using glovebox acceptance test procedure 13021A-86. The primary focus of the glovebox acceptance test was to examine control system interlocks, display menus, alarms, and operator messages. Limited mechanical testing involving the drum ports, hoists, drum lifter, compacted drum lifter, drum tipper, transfer car, conveyors, sorting table, lidder/delidder device and the TRU empty drum compactor were also conducted. As of February 25, 1998, 10 of the 102 test exceptions that affect the TRU glovebox remain open. These items will be tracked and closed via the WRAP Master Test Exception Database. As part of Test Exception resolution/closure the responsible individual closing the Test Exception performs a retest of the affected item(s) to ensure the identified deficiency is corrected, and, or to test items not previously available to support testing. Test exceptions are provided as appendices to this report.

Leist, K.J.

1998-03-11

259

WRAP low level waste (LLW) glovebox acceptance test report  

SciTech Connect

In June 28, 1997, the Low Level Waste (LLW) glovebox was tested using glovebox acceptance test procedure 13031A-85. The primary focus of the glovebox acceptance test was to examine control system interlocks, display menus, alarms, and operator messages. Limited mechanical testing involving the drum ports, hoists, drum lifter, compacted drum lifter, drum tipper, transfer car, conveyors, lidder/delidder device and the supercompactor were also conducted. As of November 24, 1997, 2 of the 131 test exceptions that affect the LLW glovebox remain open. These items will be tracked and closed via the WRAP Master Test Exception Database. As part of Test Exception resolution/closure the responsible individual closing the Test Exception performs a retest of the affected item(s) to ensure the identified deficiency is corrected, and, or to test items not previously available to support testing. Test Exceptions are provided as appendices to this report.

Leist, K.J.

1998-02-17

260

Chores and Responsibility  

MedlinePLUS

... not learn to accept responsibility. In unstructured home environments, or in families that are very permissive and where little is expected of children, youngsters are losing out on some valuable learning experiences, and their development of a sense of responsibility and initiative may ...

261

NEVADA TEST SITE WASTE ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA  

SciTech Connect

This document establishes the U. S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) waste acceptance criteria (WAC). The WAC provides the requirements, terms, and conditions under which the Nevada Test Site will accept low-level radioactive and mixed waste for disposal. Mixed waste generated within the State of Nevada by NNSA/NSO activities is accepted for disposal. It includes requirements for the generator waste certification program, characterization, traceability, waste form, packaging, and transfer. The criteria apply to radioactive waste received at the Nevada Test Site Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site for storage or disposal.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, NEVADA SITE OFFICE

2005-07-01

262

Issues in Peer Review.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on concerns raised at a workshop at the Southern California College of Optometry, addresses critical issues in the process of peer review of faculty teaching and possible alternatives to these issues as applied to an optometric institution. (EV)

Sawamura, Mark H.

2001-01-01

263

Defining Acceptable Levels for Ecological Indicators: An Approach for Considering Social Values  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ecological indicators can facilitate an adaptive management approach, but only if acceptable levels for those indicators have been defined so that the data collected can be interpreted. Because acceptable levels are an expression of the desired state of the ecosystem, the process of establishing acceptable levels should incorporate not just ecological understanding but also societal values. The goal of this research was to explore an approach for defining acceptable levels of ecological indicators that explicitly considers social perspectives and values. We used a set of eight indicators that were related to issues of concern in the Lake Champlain Basin. Our approach was based on normative theory. Using a stakeholder survey, we measured respondent normative evaluations of varying levels of our indicators. Aggregated social norm curves were used to determine the level at which indicator values shifted from acceptable to unacceptable conditions. For seven of the eight indicators, clear preferences were interpretable from these norm curves. For example, closures of public beaches because of bacterial contamination and days of intense algae bloom went from acceptable to unacceptable at 7-10 days in a summer season. Survey respondents also indicated that the number of fish caught from Lake Champlain that could be safely consumed each month was unacceptably low and the number of streams draining into the lake that were impaired by storm water was unacceptably high. If indicators that translate ecological conditions into social consequences are carefully selected, we believe the normative approach has considerable merit for defining acceptable levels of valued ecological system components.

Smyth, Robyn L.; Watzin, Mary C.; Manning, Robert E.

2007-03-01

264

Resource quality or competition: why increase resource acceptance in the presence of conspecifics?  

PubMed Central

Some animal species increase resource acceptance rates in the presence of conspecifics. Such responses may be adaptive if the presence of conspecifics is a reliable indicator of resource quality. Similarly, these responses could represent an adaptive reduction in choosiness under high levels of scramble competition. Although high resource quality and high levels of scramble competition should both favor increased resource acceptance, the contexts in which the increase occurs should differ. In this paper, we tested the effect of social environment on egg-laying and aggressive behavior in the walnut fly, Rhagoletis juglandis, in multiple contexts to determine whether increased resource acceptance in the presence of conspecifics was better viewed as a response to increased host quality or increased competition. We found that grouped females oviposit more readily than isolated females when provided small (low-quality) artificial hosts but not when provided large (high-quality) artificial hosts, indicating that conspecific presence reduces choosiness. Increased resource acceptance was observed even when exposure to conspecifics was temporally or spatially separate from exposure to the resource. Finally, we found that individuals showed reduced aggression after being housed in groups, as expected under high levels of scramble competition. These results indicate that the pattern of resource acceptance in the presence of conspecifics may be better viewed as a response to increased scramble competition rather than as a response to public information about resource quality. PMID:22479135

Nufio, César R.; Papaj, Daniel R.

2011-01-01

265

37 CFR 1.803 - Acceptable depository.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE IN PATENT CASES Biotechnology Invention Disclosures Deposit of Biological Material § 1.803 Acceptable depository. (a) A deposit shall...

2011-07-01

266

24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

2010-04-01

267

24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

2012-04-01

268

24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

2011-04-01

269

24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

2013-04-01

270

24 CFR 7.34 - Acceptability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Development EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY; POLICY, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS Equal Employment Opportunity Without Regard to Race, Color Religion, Sex, National Origin, Age, Disability or Reprisal Complaints § 7.34 Acceptability....

2014-04-01

271

Modeling gap acceptance at freeway merges  

E-print Network

This thesis develops a merging model that captures the gap acceptance behavior of drivers that merge from a ramp into a congested freeway. Merging can be classified into three types: normal, forced and cooperative lane ...

Lee, Gunwoo

2006-01-01

272

Nevada Test Site Waste Acceptance Criteria  

SciTech Connect

This document provides the requirements, terms, and conditions under which the Nevada Test Site will accept low-level radioactive and mixed waste for disposal; and transuranic and transuranic mixed waste for interim storage at the Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office, Waste Acceptance Criteria

1999-05-01

273

48 CFR 11.103 - Market acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...an item has achieved commercial market acceptance, the contracting officer...capability; (3) Are supported by market research; (4) Include consideration...Consider the entire relevant commercial market, including small business...

2010-10-01

274

7 CFR 959.29 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ONIONS GROWN IN SOUTH TEXAS Order Regulating Handling Committee § 959.29 Acceptance. Any person selected as a committee member or...

2012-01-01

275

7 CFR 945.27 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN CERTAIN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN IDAHO, AND MALHEUR COUNTY, OREGON Order Regulating Handling Administrative Committee § 945.27 Acceptance. Any...

2010-01-01

276

7 CFR 932.32 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OLIVES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Olive Administrative Committee § 932.32 Acceptance. Any person selected by the...

2012-01-01

277

7 CFR 932.32 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OLIVES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Olive Administrative Committee § 932.32 Acceptance. Any person selected by the...

2013-01-01

278

7 CFR 932.32 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OLIVES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Olive Administrative Committee § 932.32 Acceptance. Any person selected by the...

2014-01-01

279

7 CFR 932.32 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OLIVES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Olive Administrative Committee § 932.32 Acceptance. Any person selected by the...

2010-01-01

280

7 CFR 932.32 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OLIVES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Order Regulating Handling Olive Administrative Committee § 932.32 Acceptance. Any person selected by the...

2011-01-01

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Enumerations of # 0 Acceptability and Decidable Classes  

E-print Network

# be a system of indices that satisfies the Enumeration and S m n theorems and call it the standard system [Odi on acceptable systems of indices for partial recursive functions, see [Odi89]. In this paper we develop a notion

Brodhead, Katie

282

48 CFR 11.103 - Market acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...an item has achieved commercial market acceptance, the contracting officer...capability; (3) Are supported by market research; (4) Include consideration...Consider the entire relevant commercial market, including small business...

2013-10-01

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48 CFR 11.103 - Market acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...an item has achieved commercial market acceptance, the contracting officer...capability; (3) Are supported by market research; (4) Include consideration...Consider the entire relevant commercial market, including small business...

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48 CFR 11.103 - Market acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...an item has achieved commercial market acceptance, the contracting officer...capability; (3) Are supported by market research; (4) Include consideration...Consider the entire relevant commercial market, including small business...

2011-10-01

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48 CFR 11.103 - Market acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...an item has achieved commercial market acceptance, the contracting officer...capability; (3) Are supported by market research; (4) Include consideration...Consider the entire relevant commercial market, including small business...

2012-10-01

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75 FR 44046 - Noise Exposure Map Acceptance  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Acceptance ACTION: Notice...its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Philadelphia Division...FAA's determination on the noise exposure maps is June 1, 2010. FOR FURTHER...

2010-07-27

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37 CFR 1.803 - Acceptable depository.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE IN PATENT CASES Biotechnology Invention Disclosures Deposit of Biological Material § 1.803 Acceptable depository. (a) A deposit shall...

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37 CFR 1.803 - Acceptable depository.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE IN PATENT CASES Biotechnology Invention Disclosures Deposit of Biological Material § 1.803 Acceptable depository. (a) A deposit shall...

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37 CFR 1.803 - Acceptable depository.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE IN PATENT CASES Biotechnology Invention Disclosures Deposit of Biological Material § 1.803 Acceptable depository. (a) A deposit shall...

2013-07-01

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7 CFR 920.25 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KIWIFRUIT GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Administrative Body § 920.25 Acceptance. Each person to be selected by the Secretary as a...

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7 CFR 920.25 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (MARKETING AGREEMENTS AND ORDERS; FRUITS, VEGETABLES, NUTS), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KIWIFRUIT GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Administrative Body § 920.25 Acceptance. Each person to be selected by the Secretary as a...

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7 CFR 920.25 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KIWIFRUIT GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Administrative Body § 920.25 Acceptance. Each person to be selected by the Secretary as a...

2012-01-01

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7 CFR 920.25 - Acceptance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Marketing Agreements and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE KIWIFRUIT GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Administrative Body § 920.25 Acceptance. Each person to be selected by the Secretary as a...

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The role of rape myth acceptance in the social norms regarding sexual behavior among college students.  

PubMed

This study examined the antecedents for the acceptance of rape myths. The information motivation behavioral skills model was the basis for this study. In this cross-sectional study at a northeastern university, 237 students consented to participate in an online survey examining knowledge, social norms regarding sexual behavior, future time perspective, and rape myth acceptance (RMA). The majority of the sample was female. Forty-one percent believed that a woman who was raped while drunk was responsible. Men had higher RMA and the less sexual knowledge they had, the more they accepted the rape myths. Direction is provided regarding primary prevention of sexual assault. PMID:22857406

Aronowitz, Teri; Lambert, Cheryl Ann; Davidoff, Sara

2012-01-01

295

Acceptance Test Plan for ANSYS Software  

SciTech Connect

This plan governs the acceptance testing of the ANSYS software (Full Mechanical Release 5.5) for use on Project Word Management Contract (PHMC) computer systems (either UNIX or Microsoft Windows/NT). There are two phases to the acceptance testing covered by this test plan: program execution in accordance with the guidance provided in installation manuals; and ensuring results of the execution are consistent with the expected physical behavior of the system being modeled.

CREA, B.A.

2000-10-25

296

Workforce Issues: Physicians & Hospitals  

E-print Network

is the maldistribution of physicians between urban and rural portions of the state and an aging physician workforce widely accepted among those who conduct rural health research: the Rural- Urban Commuting Area codes designated with urban and rural R

Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

297

Acceptable Knowledge Summary Report for Waste Stream: SR-T001-221F-HET/Drums  

SciTech Connect

This report is fully responsive to the requirements of Section 4.0 Acceptable Knowledge from the WIPP Transuranic Waste Characterization Quality Assurance Plan, CAO-94-1010, and provides a sound, (and auditable) characterization that satisfies the WIPP criteria for Acceptable Knowledge.

Lunsford, G.F.

1999-06-14

298

The New Deal: Government and the Economy. Public Issues Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet is part of a series designed to help students take and defend a position on public issues. This unit on the New Deal era raises the following issues: (1) How responsible should the government be for the economic well being of citizens? To what extent should this responsibility outweigh traditional ideas of property rights? (2) What…

Singleton, Laurel R., Ed.

299

Environmental Responsibility  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A unit designed to bring environmental considerations into a consumer math curriculum, structured around five activities: doing mini-studies on environmental issues; evaluating consumer products from an environmental point of view; graphing and fitting a line to fifty years of temperature data for two cities to see if the data supports global warming theory; doing a water conservation problem using different showerheads; and each student writing a statement about his or her environmental responsibility.

Stern, Beverly

2007-03-29

300

Children's acceptance of others with disability: the influence of a disability-simulation program.  

PubMed

Elementary school is a transitional and impressionable period for any child. In inclusive classroom settings, children with disabilities may experience the challenges of acceptance and integration into peer relationships. The experience of children with disabilities in such classrooms can be positive if their classmates are accepting and open. One way to encourage these attitudes is by increasing awareness through disability-simulation. This study evaluates an existing school program, whose goal is to increase acceptance of others with disability. We surveyed students to assess the influence of the program. An adapted acceptance scale was distributed to students before and after participation in the program. Our hypothesis was that student acceptance would increase after participating in the program. Additionally, we hypothesized that physical, visual, and auditory disabilities would be easier for students to understand, making acceptance scores for these disabilities higher than those for a learning disability. We report changes in acceptance using group means. Our results reveal that post-survey responses showed higher acceptance than pre-survey responses, especially for auditory disabilities. Other significant findings include differences in attitudes between the two schools and differences based on prior experience with someone with a disability. By evaluating the effectiveness of this type of program (whose efficacy has been controversial in the literature), this study can provide teachers, administrators, genetic counselors, and parents with a better idea of how to address children's attitudes towards peers. In our study, the effectiveness of promoting understanding through disability-simulation has proven its worth to improve children's acceptance. PMID:22890717

Hurst, Christina; Corning, Ken; Ferrante, Richard

2012-12-01

301

Graduate Scholarships Guidelines and Responsibilities  

E-print Network

Graduate Scholarships Guidelines and Responsibilities For Students Holding A Graduate Scholarship. Acceptance of an offer of financial aid (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship that a copy of this Resolution should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship

McConnell, Terry

302

Adding positive reinforcement in justice settings: Acceptability and feasibility  

PubMed Central

Although contingency management (CM) approaches are among the most promising methods for initiating drug abstinence (S. T. Higgins, S. M. Alessi, & R. L. Dantona, 2002; S. T. Higgins, S. H. Heil, & J. P. Lussier, 2004), adoption and implementation of CM protocols into treatment programs are both challenging and infrequent. In criminal justice agencies, where roughly 70% of clients report substance abuse issues (F. S. Taxman, K. L. Cropsey, D. W. Young, & H. Wexler, 2007), CM interventions are virtually nonexistent. The Justice Steps (JSTEPS) study uses a longitudinal, mixed-method design to examine the implementation of a CM-based protocol in five justice settings. This article presents qualitative data collected during Phase 1 of the JSTEPS project regarding the acceptability and feasibility of CM in these justice settings. The study finds a level of acceptability (find CM tolerable) and feasibility (find CM suitable) within justice agencies, but with some challenges. These challenges are reflected in the following: (a) incorporating too many desired target behaviors into CM models; (b) facing intraorganizational challenges when designing CM systems; and (c) emphasizing sanctions over rewards despite the evidence-base for positive reinforcers. These findings have implications for advancing the dissemination, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based treatments (and CM in particular) in criminal justice settings. PMID:21940135

Rudes, Danielle S.; Taxman, Faye S.; Portillo, Shannon; Murphy, Amy; Rhodes, Anne; Stitzer, Maxine; Luongo, Peter F.; Friedmann, Peter D.

2013-01-01

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48 CFR 570.402-5 - Potential acceptable locations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Potential acceptable locations. 570.402-5...Continued Space Requirements 570.402-5 Potential acceptable locations. If you identify potential acceptable locations through the...

2010-10-01

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48 CFR 570.402-4 - No potential acceptable locations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false No potential acceptable locations. 570.402-4...Space Requirements 570.402-4 No potential acceptable locations. If you do not identify any potential acceptable locations through the...

2010-10-01

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16 CFR 1505.7 - Maximum acceptable surface temperatures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

... false Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. 1505.7 Section 1505.7 Commercial...1505.7 Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. The maximum acceptable surface temperatures for electrically operated toys...

2014-01-01

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16 CFR 1505.7 - Maximum acceptable surface temperatures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... false Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. 1505.7 Section 1505.7 Commercial...1505.7 Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. The maximum acceptable surface temperatures for electrically operated toys...

2011-01-01

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16 CFR 1505.7 - Maximum acceptable surface temperatures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. 1505.7 Section 1505.7 Commercial...1505.7 Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. The maximum acceptable surface temperatures for electrically operated toys...

2012-01-01

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16 CFR 1505.7 - Maximum acceptable surface temperatures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. 1505.7 Section 1505.7 Commercial...1505.7 Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. The maximum acceptable surface temperatures for electrically operated toys...

2010-01-01

309

16 CFR 1505.7 - Maximum acceptable surface temperatures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. 1505.7 Section 1505.7 Commercial...1505.7 Maximum acceptable surface temperatures. The maximum acceptable surface temperatures for electrically operated toys...

2013-01-01

310

A course treating ethical issues in physics.  

PubMed

A course focusing on ethical issues in physics has been taught to undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan University since 1988. The course covers both responsible conduct of research and ethical issues associated with how physicists interact with the rest of society. Since most undergraduate physics majors will not have a career in academia, it is important that a course such as this address issues that will be relevant to physicists in a wide range of job situations. There is a wealth of published work that can be drawn on for reading assignments. PMID:17703613

Thomsen, Marshall

2007-03-01

311

Aviation Safety Issues Database  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The aviation safety issues database was instrumental in the refinement and substantiation of the National Aviation Safety Strategic Plan (NASSP). The issues database is a comprehensive set of issues from an extremely broad base of aviation functions, personnel, and vehicle categories, both nationally and internationally. Several aviation safety stakeholders such as the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) have already used the database. This broader interest was the genesis to making the database publically accessible and writing this report.

Morello, Samuel A.; Ricks, Wendell R.

2009-01-01

312

Environmental Issues Series A guide to approaches, experiences  

E-print Network

endorsement or acceptance. #12;Preface Life-cycle assessment (LCA) ­ a guide to approaches, experiences by life-cycle impact assessment, is merely an indicator; · LCA should not be misunderstoodEnvironmental Issues Series A guide to approaches, experiences and information sources Life Cycle

Gille, Sarah T.

313

2004 Special Issue Adaptive topological tree structure for document organisation  

E-print Network

2004 Special Issue Adaptive topological tree structure for document organisation and visualisation; accepted 5 August 2004 Abstract The self-organising map (SOM) is finding more and more applications. The ATTS consists of a hierarchy of adaptive self- organising chains, each of which is validated

Yin, Hujun

314

Issues in Monitoring Medication Effects in the Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The task of medication monitoring in the schools has increased for school psychologists, yet there is little research specific to pediatric psychoactive medication. The current article reviews issues pertinent to school-based medication monitoring. Feasibility, acceptability, and perception of effectiveness are reviewed as fundamental…

Anderson, Laura; Walcott, Christy M.; Reck, Sarah G.; Landau, Steven

2009-01-01

315

Ethical Issues in Withholding Care from Severely Handicapped Infants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ethical issues are examined that involve withholding medical treatment from severely handicapped infants. Although current laws do not sanction euthanasia, severely handicapped infants are often assisted in dying. Discussion includes society's apparent acceptance of this practice and several solutions to the problems. (Author)

Cohen, Libby

1981-01-01

316

Patient Experience Journal Volume 1 | Issue 1 Article 16  

E-print Network

Patient Experience Journal Volume 1 | Issue 1 Article 16 2014 Psychometric properties of the new This Article is brought to you for free and open access by Patient Experience Journal. It has been accepted Patients' Expectations Questionnaire," Patient Experience Journal: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 16. Available at

317

SPECIAL ISSUE Ke Chung Kim Loren B. Byrne  

E-print Network

SPECIAL ISSUE Ke Chung Kim Ã? Loren B. Byrne Biodiversity loss and the taxonomic bottleneck: emerging biodiversity science Received: 11 April 2006 / Accepted: 10 August 2006 / Published online: 24 in dramatic changes to global and local patterns of biodi- versity. Biodiversity is critical to human

Byrne, Loren

318

School Readiness for Gifted Children: Considering the Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses issues relevant to gifted children's readiness for school. It raises a number of questions that challenge thinking about what is meant by school readiness. Gifted children can often be ready for school entrance before the age traditionally considered appropriate. Their complex developmental profiles challenge accepted notions…

Porath, Marion

2011-01-01

319

Kraith Collected Issue 4  

E-print Network

kRAITh coLLeCT?b volume 4 ?blTORS pREfAC? This is m.y first issue as editor of Kraith Collected. This strange state of affairs began when I had the time to type the rrRnuscripts which make up this is!'''e. Then Carol handed down the ultimatum....though they are short one finger per hand.) So Carol's issue had Todd's Schillians, and my issue has Roberta's--only my issue doesn't have room for Schillian artwork. I demand equal time. (When you're an editor, your demands get met; see page 63. ) For those of you...

Lichtenberg, Jacqueline; Clark, Beverly

1974-01-01

320

ISSUES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM MANUAL  

SciTech Connect

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Issues Management Program encompasses the continuous monitoring of work programs, performance and safety to promptly identify issues to determine their risk and significance, their causes, and to identify and effectively implement corrective actions to ensure successful resolution and prevent the same or similar problems from occurring. This document describes the LBNL Issues Management Program and prescribes the process for issues identification, tracking, resolution, closure, validation, and effectiveness of corrective actions. Issues that are governed by this program include program and performance deficiencies or nonconformances that may be identified through employee discovery, internal or external oversight assessment findings, suggested process improvements and associated actions that require formal corrective action. Issues may also be identified in and/or may result in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) reports, Price Anderson Amendment Act (PAAA) reports, Occurrence Reporting and Processing System (ORPS) reports, Accident Investigation reports, assessment reports, and External Oversight reports. The scope of these issues may include issues of both high and low significance as well as adverse conditions that meet the reporting requirements of the University of California (UC) Assurance Plan for LBNL or other reporting entities (e.g., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy). Issues that are found as a result of a walk-around or workspace inspection that can be immediately corrected or fixed are exempt from the requirements of this document.

Gravois, Melanie

2007-06-27

321

ISLA: An Isochronous Spectrometer with Large Acceptances  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A novel type of recoil mass spectrometer and separator is proposed for the future secondary radioactive beams of the ReA12 accelerator at NSCL/FRIB, inspired from the TOFI spectrometer developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for online mass measurements. The Isochronous Spectrometer with Large Acceptances (ISLA) is able to achieve superior characteristics without the compromises that usually plague the design of large acceptance spectrometers. ISLA can provide mass-to-charge ratio (m/q) measurements to better than 1 part in 1000 by using an optically isochronous time-of-flight independent of the momentum vector of the recoiling ions, despite large acceptances of 20% in momentum and 64 msr in solid angle. The characteristics of this unique design are shown, including requirements for auxiliary detectors around the target and the various types of reactions to be used with the re-accelerated radioactive beams of the future ReA12 accelerator.

Bazin, D.; Mittig, W.

2013-12-01

322

Disruption of Murine Cardiac Allograft Acceptance by Latent Cytomegalovirus  

PubMed Central

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation is a well described complication of solid organ transplantation. These studies were performed to 1.) determine if cardiac allograft transplantation of latently infected recipients results in reactivation of CMV, and 2.) determine what impact CMV might have on development of graft acceptance/tolerance. BALB/c cardiac allografts were transplanted into C57BL/6 mice with/without latent murine CMV (MCMV). Recipients were treated with gallium nitrate induction and monitored for graft survival, viral immunity, and donor reactive DTH responses. Latently infected allograft recipients had ?80% graft loss by 100 days after transplant, compared with ?8% graft loss in naïve recipients. PCR evaluation demonstrated that MCMV was transmitted to cardiac grafts in all latently infected recipients, and 4/8 allografts had active viral transcription compared to 0/6 isografts. Latently infected allograft recipients showed intragraft IFN-? expression consistent with MCMV reactivation, but MCMV did not appear to negatively influence regulatory gene expression. Infected allograft recipients had disruption of splenocyte DTH regulation, but recipient splenocytes remained unresponsive to donor antigen even after allograft losses. These data suggest that transplantation in an environment of latent CMV infection may reactivate virus, and that intragraft responses disrupt development of allograft acceptance. PMID:18976295

Cook, Charles H.; Bickerstaff, Alice A.; Wang, Jiao-Jing; Zimmerman, Peter D.; Forster, Meghan R.; Nadasdy, Tibor; Colvin, Robert B.; Hadley, Gregg A.; Orosz, Charles G.

2008-01-01

323

Harz/Vesper: Acceptance Research with Logical Relations and Pragma-Dialectics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We use two different theories for our research on the acceptance of carbon capture and storage (CCS), geothermal energy and shale gas: logical relations and pragma-dialectics. With the theory of logical relations we can describe the structure of the terminus "acceptance" as a three-place or more relationship. We use the Newtonian binominal coefficients order to reflect on the complexity of the concept of acceptance. We are exploring relations between citizens, politicians, scientists, businesses and technologies. The technological-philosophical reflection on the topic "Determinants for acceptance of new technologies" concerns the issues of "Trust", "Security" as well as "Interest and Use" as the essential constituents of acceptance. Trust: Politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs need to understand themselves as advocates of acceptance. Acceptance is not automatic but requires a great effort and continuous personal commitment, as you want to secure acceptance not only for the short-term but for the long-term. The confidence curve follows a hysteresis loop as known from the magnetization of materials: It requires a significant effort. If the existing trust is lost due to erroneous communication or incorrect political action, the restoration effort is significantly greater. Citizens need to understand themselves as being asked for acceptance and as actively influencing the shapes of their life. They may not feel as victims or sufferers from technological developments but should have a realistic feeling of being able to influence - in fact - anything. "Openness creates openness." (H.-J. Bullinger) Security: The advocate promoting acceptance must take into account the security needs of the citizens with regard to the technologies which are supposed to be accepted. Even irrational fears are actual fears that can prevent acceptance. Interests and Goals of Usage: The advocate promoting acceptance must - sincerely and publicly - express his interest in the use and goals of the new technology. Politics must focus on the majority's needs. Businesses must openly commit themselves to their interest in maximizing profit by using the new technologies. Science must contribute to the effective and independent function of the technologies and claim true statements about them. Using the pragma-dialectical theory of argumentation we define "acceptance" in terms of the "acceptance of a standpoint" as an outcome of the protagonist's attempt to justify the "acceptability of a standpoint". The pragma-dialectical ideal model of critical discussion provides a number of norms for a dialectical discussion process leading to the "acceptance of a standpoint". These norms make a systematic analysis of accomplishments and flaws within a critical exchange possible. One of these norms is the sound use of argument schemes which connect a standpoint with an argument. An arguer using the argument scheme of pragmatic argumentation presents the desirable or undesirable consequences of a certain action to back up the (un)acceptability of the standpoint. Critical questions are used to reveal the (in)correct use of pragmatic argumentation. We argue that accomplishments and flaws in the pragmatic argumentation of the four parties observed are closely related to the acceptance of the technology CCS.

Harz, M.

2012-04-01

324

Psychological issues in pediatric obesity  

PubMed Central

Pediatric obesity is a major health problem and has reached epidemiological proportions today. The present paper reviews major psychological issues in pediatric obesity from a developmental perspective. Research and literature has shown that a number of developmental, family, maternal and child factors are responsible in the genesis of pediatric obesity. Family food habits, early developmental lifestyle of the child, parenting, early family relationships and harmony all contribute towards the growth and development of a child. The present review focuses on the role of developmental psychological factors in the pathogenesis of pediatric obesity and highlights the developmental factors that must be kept in mind when evaluating a case of pediatric obesity. PMID:23766572

Kalra, Gurvinder; De Sousa, Avinash; Sonavane, Sushma; Shah, Nilesh

2012-01-01

325

Focus Issue: Understanding Mechanisms of Inflammation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Focus Issue of Science Signaling, which complements the Science Special Issue on Inflammation, includes research that reveals regulators of a receptor implicated in an inflammatory bowel disease, as well as the contribution of a matrix metalloproteinase to skin inflammation. Perspectives discuss the role of proinflammatory cytokines in brain inflammatory disorders and the regulation of multiple types of cell death in tissues in response to proinflammatory factors. Together with content from the Science Signaling Archives, these articles underline the importance of understanding the basis of inflammatory responses that can both protect and harm the host.

John F. Foley (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Science Signaling REV)

2013-01-15

326

Cone penetrometer moisture probe acceptance test procedure  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the procedure to be used for acceptance testing of the Cone Penetrometer Moisture Probe (CPMP) system. The system includes the probe and detectors, the winch system, the NIM bin electronics, the thermistor, the laptop computer, Input/Output (I/O) interfaces, LabVIEW` application with automatic scanning features and the calibration chamber. This Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP) will cover the function of all the components, and demonstrate data flow through the system, winch functions, and detector and temperature sensor sub- system functions in accordance with the Functional Design Criteria (FDC) specified in WHC-SD-WM-FDC-047.

Barnes, G.A.

1996-01-01

327

Nevada Test Site Waste Acceptance Criteria  

SciTech Connect

This document establishes the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) waste acceptance criteria (WAC). The WAC provides the requirements, terms, and conditions under which the Nevada Test Site (NTS) will accept low-level radioactive (LLW) and mixed waste (MW) for disposal. It includes requirements for the generator waste certification program, characterization, traceability, waste form, packaging, and transfer. The criteria apply to radioactive waste received at the NTS Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) for storage or disposal.

U. S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office

2005-10-01

328

Understanding Pregnancy and Birth Issues  

MedlinePLUS

... Home Current Issue Past Issues Understanding Pregnancy and Birth Issues Past Issues / Winter 2008 Table of Contents ... about NICHD preeclampsia research in the sidebar.) Preterm Birth Preterm (premature) birth is birth before the baby ...

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Consumer acceptance of online banking: an extension of the technology acceptance model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advances in electronic banking technology have created novel ways of handling daily banking affairs, especially via the online banking channel. The acceptance of online banking services has been rapid in many parts of the world, and in the leading e- banking countries the number of e-banking contracts has exceeded 50 percent. Investigates online banking acceptance in the light of the

Tero Pikkarainen; Kari Pikkarainen; Heikki Karjaluoto; Seppo Pahnila

2004-01-01

330

Technology Acceptance in an Academic Context: Faculty Acceptance of Online Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors surveyed faculty from a college of business and a college of education regarding their attitudes toward online education. Results of the survey were examined to determine the degree to which the technology acceptance model was able to adequately explain faculty acceptance of online education. Results indicate that perceived usefulness…

Gibson, Shanan G.; Harris, Michael L.; Colaric, Susan M.

2008-01-01

331

Accepted with minor revisions by TNNLS Special Issue on Learning in Nonstationary and Evolving Environments  

E-print Network

Environments Learning Geo-Temporal Non-Stationary Failure and Recovery of Power Distribution Yun Wei1, Chuanyi Washington, DC, 20059 Email: {yunwei, jichuanyi}@gatech.edu Abstract--Smart energy grid is an emerging area-stationary behaviors of large-scale failure and recovery of power distri- bution. This work studies such non

Ji, Chuanyi

332

What is the Issue with Internet Acceptance among Elderly Citizens? Theory Development and Policy  

E-print Network

.9% by 2050. Second, the importance of information, information processing, and communication is constantly in problems for local governments such as fiscal stress and increasing expenditure on health care or pensions, governments want to make use of the growing importance of ICT. Especially local authorities can enhance

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

333

Is tobacco a gay issue? Interviews with leaders of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community  

PubMed Central

This study examined the extent of tobacco industry funding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisations and whether leaders of these organisations thought tobacco was a priority health issue for their community. We interviewed leaders of 74 LGBT organisations and publications in the USA, reflecting a wide variety of groups. Twenty-two percent said they had accepted tobacco industry funding and few (24%) identified tobacco as a priority issue. Most leaders did not perceive tobacco as an issue relevant to LGBT identity. They saw smoking as a personal choice and individual right rather than as a health crisis fuelled by industry activities. As such, they were reluctant to judge a legal industry, fearing it might lead to having to evaluate other potential funders. They saw tobacco control as divisive, potentially alienating their peers who smoke. The minority who embraced tobacco control saw the industry as culpable and viewed their own roles as protecting the community from all harms, not just those specific to the gay community. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender tobacco-control advocates should reframe smoking as an unhealthy response to the stresses of homophobia to persuade leaders that tobacco control is central to LGBT health. PMID:18247208

OFFEN, NAPHTALI; SMITH, ELIZABETH A.; MALONE, RUTH E.

2009-01-01

334

The Asilomar Survey: Stakeholders' Opinions on Ethical Issues Related to Brain-Computer Interfacing.  

PubMed

Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) research and (future) applications raise important ethical issues that need to be addressed to promote societal acceptance and adequate policies. Here we report on a survey we conducted among 145 BCI researchers at the 4(th) International BCI conference, which took place in May-June 2010 in Asilomar, California. We assessed respondents' opinions about a number of topics. First, we investigated preferences for terminology and definitions relating to BCIs. Second, we assessed respondents' expectations on the marketability of different BCI applications (BCIs for healthy people, BCIs for assistive technology, BCIs-controlled neuroprostheses and BCIs as therapy tools). Third, we investigated opinions about ethical issues related to BCI research for the development of assistive technology: informed consent process with locked-in patients, risk-benefit analyses, team responsibility, consequences of BCI on patients' and families' lives, liability and personal identity and interaction with the media. Finally, we asked respondents which issues are urgent in BCI research. PMID:24273623

Nijboer, Femke; Clausen, Jens; Allison, Brendan Z; Haselager, Pim

2013-01-01

335

Issues in Teaching Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book aims to provide the reader with background knowledge and understanding of major contemporary issues facing mathematics teachers in Great Britain. Much of the book is devoted to discussing issues related to curriculum construction and change. The chapters are: (1) "The Aims of Teaching Mathematics" (A. Orton); (2) "Mathematics Education…

Orton, Anthony, Ed.; Wain, Geoffrey, Ed.

336

In This Issue: Introduction  

E-print Network

: Deploy- ment Considerations for Successful Imple- mentation · Trust Modeling For Security Architecture in the financial services industry. Addressing issues of security and trust have represented some of our major1 In This Issue: · Introduction · Application of Collabo- rative Risk Analysis to Cyber Security

Garcia, Alfredo

337

Sexual Issues (Concerns, Harassment,  

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Sexual Issues (Concerns, Harassment, Assault, etc.) Student Survey Items (Survey names listed in blue) #12;Student Survey Feedback by Topical Area: Sexual Issues (Concerns, Harassment, Assault, etc of the following: Services for victims of crime and harassment Freedom from harassment on campus Rules governing

Baltisberger, Jay H.

338

TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE) ISSUE PAPERS  

EPA Science Inventory

These issue papers are a part of EPA's effort to develop a trichloroethylene (TCE) human health risk assessment. These issue papers were developed by EPA to provide scientific and technical information to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for use in developing their advice ...

339

ISSUES IN AMERICAN EDUCATION.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THREE PROMINENT ISSUES OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN EDUCATION--UNEQUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, ACADEMIC FREEDOM, AND THE TEACHER AS A PROFESSIONAL WORKER. THE FIRST OF THESE ISSUES IS EXAMINED UNDER THE RUBRICS OF (1) THE GOALS OF INTEGRATION, (2) THE SEPARATION OF EDUCATION FROM INTEGRATION, (3) COMPENSATORY EDUCATION, (4)…

WEINBERG, MEYER

340

Yellowstone Resources and Issues  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Yellowstone National Park online book is a compendium of concise information about the park's history, natural and cultural resources, issues, and major areas. Chapters, which are downloadable as PDF files, focus on the history of the park, the yellowstone ecosystem, geology, life in extreme heat (as in the hot springs), vegetation, fire in yellowstone, wildlife, and park issues.

Yellowstone National Park

341

Teaching about Population Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide on population issues contains 19 activities for students in grades 7-12. The objective is to analyze population issues that have resulted from human population dynamics. In this guide, four categories of activities are included: some are discussion starters, some provide factual data, some focus on thinking skills, and some are…

Otero, George G., Jr., Comp.

342

Issues in Pupil Transportation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of this book is to present the critical issues in pupil transportation that will confront pupil transportation supervisors in local school districts. The following issues are discussed: (1) demands for extended service from community pressure groups; (2) reductions in budget requests by governing bodies; (3) unrest among driver…

Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.

343

Legal Issues in Testing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Court cases are presented that illustrate some of the issues that courts have dealt with in the area of educational testing. While this study was developed primarily for parents, the booklet should also help school administrators and testing professionals learn about court cases and precedents relevant to some major issues in educational testing.…

Childs, Ruth Axman

344

NEUROCOMPUTING JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE  

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NEUROCOMPUTING JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE "ARTIFICIAL BRAINS" Call for Papers Guest Editors Prof. Dr for review to a special issue of the Neurocomputing journal, on the theme of "Artificial Brains". Background, and more powerful FPGA based accelerator boards, etc. thus allowing builders of "artificial brains" more

Wojcik, Vladimir

345

HRD Issues in Asia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains four papers from a symposium on human resource development (HRD) issues in Asia. "The Japanese Human Resource Development System" (Kiyoe Harada) provides a comprehensive model of the Japanese HRD system based on the current state of the art, including management practices and issues and trends in Japanese HRD. "Structured…

1998

346

Preface: ISBB Special Issue  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

This special issue is published for the International Society of Biocatalysis and Biotechnology (ISBB). The ISBB special issue is devoted to all areas of biocatalysis and agricultural biotechnology in which biological systems are developed and/or used for the provision of commercial goods or serv...

347

Poverty + Hunger = Global Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Geography teachers can use mathematics to teach fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students about critical global issues. Five sample problems concerning population, poverty, waste, the arms race, and hunger are presented. The global issue related to each problem is discussed, and the solution and mathematical skill are provided. (RM)

Schwartz, Richard H.

1983-01-01

348

Investigating an issue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This critical thinking guide introduces students to a three-stage process for investigating an issue. The three stages include discovering and defining, delving deep, and responding to the issue. A student tip sheet explains each stage and enables students to work through the processes in a step-by-step manner while seeing how the information is tied together. Students identify, explore, and critically summarize the information concerning their issue. A graphic organizer provides students with an opportunity to evaluate the issue they have researched. A brief outline of the three stages provides students with a handy summary for use while investigating an issue. The activity sheets are in pdf format and are provided as part of a site about the future of energy. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Project, Iowa P.

2004-01-01

349

SUMMARY -Gift Administration Use Only DATE ACCEPTED  

E-print Network

SUMMARY - Gift Administration Use Only DONOR ID # DATE ACCEPTED PERMANENT RETENTION DONOR Information (if donor is an organization, name of contact individual at the organization) GIFT/GRANT INFORMATION 4. Amount Received/Pledged 5. Check No./Date/Receipt No. 6. Nonmonetary Gift (Estimated Value) 7

Mills, Allen P.

350

Acceptance test report: Backup power system  

SciTech Connect

Acceptance Test Report for construction functional testing of Project W-030 Backup Power System. Project W-030 provides a ventilation upgrade for the four Aging Waste Facility tanks. Backup power includes a single 125 KW diesel generator, three 10-kva uninterruptible power supply units, and all necessary control.

Cole, D.B. [Westinghouse Hanford Co., Richland, WA (United States)

1996-01-26

351

AIR CLEANING FOR ACCEPTABLE INDOOR AIR QUALITY  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper discusses air cleaning for acceptable indoor air quality. ir cleaning has performed an important role in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems for many years. raditionally, general ventilation air-filtration equipment has been used to protect cooling coils ...

352

FBC: Gaining acceptance. [Fluidized Bed Combustion  

SciTech Connect

This article addresses the growing acceptance of fluidized bed combustion as a technology appropriate for use in dual-purpose power plants. The article reviews projects for cogeneration in California, a demonstration plant sponsored by the US Department of Energy in Ohio (this plant also incorporates combined cycle operation), and an electric power/greenhouse project in Pennsylvania.

Gawlicki, S.M.

1991-04-01

353

W-087 Acceptance test procedure. Revision 1  

SciTech Connect

This Acceptance Test Procedure/Operational Test Procedure (ATP/OTP) has been prepared to demonstrate that the Electrical/Instrumentation and Mechanical systems function as required by project criteria and to verify proper operation of the integrated system including the interlocks.

Joshi, A.W.

1997-06-10

354

PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE OF WASTEWATER SLUDGE ON LAND  

EPA Science Inventory

The objective of this paper is to discuss the acceptance of municipal wastewater sludge on land in the United States. Application to land has been an economical disposal method for cities and a means of increasing soil productivity. Use of land for sludge disposal is increasing. ...

355

40 CFR 600.007 - Vehicle acceptability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AGENCY (CONTINUED) ENERGY POLICY FUEL ECONOMY AND GREENHOUSE GAS EXHAUST EMISSIONS OF...will judge the acceptability of a fuel economy data vehicle on the basis of the information...criteria to be met are: (1) A fuel economy data vehicle may have...

2012-07-01

356

40 CFR 600.007 - Vehicle acceptability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...AGENCY (CONTINUED) ENERGY POLICY FUEL ECONOMY AND GREENHOUSE GAS EXHAUST EMISSIONS OF...will judge the acceptability of a fuel economy data vehicle on the basis of the information...criteria to be met are: (1) A fuel economy data vehicle may have...

2014-07-01

357

40 CFR 600.007 - Vehicle acceptability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AGENCY (CONTINUED) ENERGY POLICY FUEL ECONOMY AND GREENHOUSE GAS EXHAUST EMISSIONS OF...will judge the acceptability of a fuel economy data vehicle on the basis of the information...criteria to be met are: (1) A fuel economy data vehicle may have...

2013-07-01

358

Accepted Peer Practices in Adventure Programming.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For the purpose of raising the level of safety, encouraging educational institutions and training programs to develop leaders, providing information for programs, establishing a base for communication with land use agencies, and providing information for school and agency custodians of potential students, the manual outlines "Accepted Peer…

Johanson, Karl M., Comp.

359

Pakistani English: Acceptability and the Norm.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examined the language attitudes of Pakistani journalists, teachers, and university students between 1987 and 1992, finding that although the British model of English still has considerable influence in the former colony, a Pakistani norm is beginning to emerge and become more acceptable. (22 references) (MDM)

Baumgardner, Robert J.

1995-01-01

360

Acceptance of Swedish e-health services  

PubMed Central

Objective: To investigate older people’s acceptance of e-health services, in order to identify determinants of, and barriers to, their intention to use e-health. Method: Based on one of the best-established models of technology acceptance, Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), in-depth exploratory interviews with twelve individuals over 45 years of age and of varying backgrounds are conducted. Results: This investigation could find support for the importance of usefulness and perceived ease of use of the e-health service offered as the main determinants of people’s intention to use the service. Additional factors critical to the acceptance of e-health are identified, such as the importance of the compatibility of the services with citizens’ needs and trust in the service provider. Most interviewees expressed positive attitudes towards using e-health and find these services useful, convenient, and easy to use. Conclusion: E-health services are perceived as a good complement to traditional health care service delivery, even among older people. These people, however, need to become aware of the e-health alternatives that are offered to them and the benefits they provide. PMID:21289860

Jung, Mary-Louise; Loria, Karla

2010-01-01

361

Void fraction instrument acceptance test procedure  

SciTech Connect

This acceptance test procedure (ATP) was written to test the void fraction instrument (VFI) and verify that the unit is ready for field service. The procedure verifies that the mechanical and electrical features (not specifically addressed in the software ATP) and software alarms are operating as designed.

Pearce, K.L.

1994-09-15

362

Nevada National Security Site Waste Acceptance Criteria  

SciTech Connect

This document establishes the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO), Nevada National Security Site Waste Acceptance Criteria (NNSSWAC). The NNSSWAC provides the requirements, terms, and conditions under which the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) will accept DOE non-radioactive classified waste, DOE non-radioactive hazardous classified waste, DOE low-level radioactive waste (LLW), DOE mixed low-level waste (MLLW), and U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) classified waste for permanent disposal. Classified waste is the only waste accepted for disposal that may be non-radioactive and will be required to meet the waste acceptance criteria for radioactive waste as specified in this document. The NNSA/NSO and support contractors are available to assist you in understanding or interpreting this document. For assistance, please call the NNSA/NSO Waste Management Project (WMP) at (702) 295-7063, and your call will be directed to the appropriate contact.

NSTec Environmental Management

2012-02-28

363

Nevada National Security Site Waste Acceptance Criteria  

SciTech Connect

This document establishes the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Field Office (NNSA/NFO), Nevada National Security Site Waste Acceptance Criteria (NNSSWAC). The NNSSWAC provides the requirements, terms, and conditions under which the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) will accept the following: ? DOE hazardous and non-hazardous non-radioactive classified waste ? DOE low-level radioactive waste (LLW) ? DOE mixed low-level waste (MLLW) ? U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) classified waste The LLW and MLLW listed above may also be classified waste. Classified waste is the only waste accepted for disposal that may be non-radioactive and shall be required to meet the waste acceptance criteria for radioactive waste as specified in this document. Classified waste may be sent to the NNSS as classified matter. Section 3.1.18 provides the requirements that must be met for permanent burial of classified matter. The NNSA/NFO and support contractors are available to assist the generator in understanding or interpreting this document. For assistance, please call the NNSA/NFO Environmental Management Operations (EMO) at (702) 295-7063, and the call will be directed to the appropriate contact.

none,

2013-06-01

364

Acceptance of Online vs. Traditional Travel Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research focused primarily on discovering factors affecting either the benefits and service quality of traditional travel agencies or those of online booking facilities. This study tries to broaden the scope by investigating multiple distribution channel options. It considers different concepts covered by the SERVQUAL instrument, the technology acceptance model, the e-service quality approach and price perceptions as potential value

THOMAS MAYR; ANDREAS H. ZINS

2009-01-01

365

Appraisal Criteria and the Acceptance of Innovations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An approach to the problem of acceptance of innovations based on decision theory is outlined using illustrations drawn from educational contexts. The practical implications of this approach are indicated in relation to codifying or programing innovative decisions, training decision makers, and implementing innovative projects. (Author/KC)

Hurst, Paul

1979-01-01

366

LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS PID Title  

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LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS PID Title 10076981 Intelligent TCS Fuzzy Controller for Diverse Road Investigation on the Propulsion Methods for Swimming Autonomous Micro Robots in Channels 10645539 Portfoy Eylemsizlik Duyucu Ã?nitelerinin Stokastik Hatalarinin Modellenmesi 10773977 MultiRobot Platform

367

-Accepted Author's Version -1 Reference:2  

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1 - Accepted Author's Version -1 Reference:2 Ngo Bieng, M. A., T. Perot, F. de Coligny and F of authors:8 Marie Ange Ngo Bieng*, Thomas Perot*, François de Coligny, François Goreaud9 * Marie Ange Ngo Bieng and Thomas Perot contributed equally to this work.10 11 M. A. Ngo Bieng12 CIRAD, UMR SYSTEM, 2

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

368

Food allergy: stakeholder perspectives on acceptable risk.  

PubMed

We have reached a point where it is difficult to improve food allergy risk management without an agreement on levels of acceptable risk. This paper presents and discusses the perspectives of the different stakeholders (allergic consumers, health professionals, public authorities and the food industry) on acceptable risk in food allergy. Understanding where these perspectives diverge and even conflict may help develop an approach to define what is acceptable. Uncertainty about food allergy, its consequences and how to manage them is the common denominator of the stakeholders' views. In patients, uncertainty is caused by the unpredictability of reactions and the concern about whether avoidance strategies will be effective enough. Variability of symptoms and the lack of markers do not allow stratification of patients according to their reactivity, and force health professionals to give the same advice to all patients despite the fact that the risk to each is not identical. Regulators and the food industry struggle with the fact that the lack of management thresholds forces them to make case-by-case decisions in an area of uncertainty with penalties for under- or over-prediction. As zero risk is not a realistic possibility, consensus on acceptable risk will be needed. PMID:20303375

Madsen, Charlotte B; Crevel, René; Chan, Chun-Han; Dubois, Anthony E J; DunnGalvin, Audrey; Flokstra-de Blok, Bertine M J; Gowland, M Hazel; Hattersley, Sue; Hourihane, Jonathan O'B; Nørhede, Pia; Pfaff, Sylvia; Rowe, Gene; Schnadt, Sabine; Vlieg-Boerstra, Berber J

2010-01-01

369

Enumerations of 0 Acceptability and Decidable Classes  

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that satisfies the Enumeration and Sm n theorems and call it the standard system [Odi89]. A system of indices functions, see [Odi89]. In this paper we develop a notion of acceptability for 0 1 classes. A 0 1 class

Brodhead, Katie

370

Emperical Tests of Acceptance Sampling Plans  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Acceptance sampling is a quality control procedure applied as an alternative to 100% inspection. A random sample of items is drawn from a lot to determine the fraction of items which have a required quality characteristic. Both the number of items to be inspected and the criterion for determining conformance of the lot to the requirement are given by an appropriate sampling plan with specified risks of Type I and Type II sampling errors. In this paper, we present the results of empirical tests of the accuracy of selected sampling plans reported in the literature. These plans are for measureable quality characteristics which are known have either binomial, exponential, normal, gamma, Weibull, inverse Gaussian, or Poisson distributions. In the main, results support the accepted wisdom that variables acceptance plans are superior to attributes (binomial) acceptance plans, in the sense that these provide comparable protection against risks at reduced sampling cost. For the Gaussian and Weibull plans, however, there are ranges of the shape parameters for which the required sample sizes are in fact larger than the corresponding attributes plans, dramatically so for instances of large skew. Tests further confirm that the published inverse-Gaussian (IG) plan is flawed, as reported by White and Johnson (2011).

White, K. Preston, Jr.; Johnson, Kenneth L.

2012-01-01

371

Optimizing Organ Allocation and Acceptance OGUZHAN ALAGOZ  

E-print Network

they are harvested, but the rate is organ-specific. The time lag between when an organ is harvested and whenOptimizing Organ Allocation and Acceptance OGUZHAN ALAGOZ Department of Operations Weatherhead, organ transplantation has been an important therapy for many diseases. Organs that can safely

Schaefer, Andrew

372

Publication #237 Defining Acceptable Conditions in Wilderness  

E-print Network

resource and experience through efforts to define the area's carrying capacity. KEY WORDS: Wilderness better predictors of im- pact than amount of use. Recognizing the limitations of the carrying capacity or a primitive and unconfined type of recreation." Thus, human use of wilderness is not only acceptable

Brown, Gregory G.

373

School Choice Acceptance: An Exploratory Explication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

School choice is presented by some as a panacea to the challenges facing education in the United States. Acceptance of choice as a solution, however, is far from universal. This article examines two possible contributors to choice adoption: ideology and political culture. Political culture was found to better explain the complex phenomenon of…

Koven, Steven G.; Khan, Mobin

2014-01-01

374

Site acceptance test, W-030 MICON system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Monitoring and control of the W-030 ventilation upgrade is provided by a distributed control system (DCS) furnished by MICON Corporation. After shipment to the Hanford Site, the site acceptance test (SAT) for this system was conducted in a laboratory environment over a six month period, involving four distinct phases and numerous hardware and software modifications required to correct test exceptions.

Hill; Westinghouse Hanford

1996-01-01

375

When did prisons become acceptable mental  

E-print Network

When did prisons become acceptable mental healthcare facilities? Co-Published by: California State mental healthcare facilities? 1 Introduction Senator Darrell Steinberg and Professor David Mills We can no longer ignore the massive oppression we are inflicting upon the mentally ill throughout the United States

Straight, Aaron

376

In this issue: transplant immunology and transplant biology.  

PubMed

Transplantation faces an unprecedented shortage of organs available for transplantation, resulting in longer waiting times and transplant candidates on the waiting list dying before getting a transplant. This dramatic situation triggered the search for new approaches and innovations to increase the donor pool, such as extending the acceptance criteria concerning donor age or organ transplantation across blood group barriers. Herein, leading experts detailed the immunological and molecular concepts behind the successful clinical translation of these strategies. Organ rejection remains a constant challenge and transplantation tolerance is still elusive as the current paradigm aims for immunosuppression rather than immune modulation. Two contributions in this issue review two different molecular paradigms in harnessing the immunologic response after transplantation. The interplay between the intestinal innate and adaptive immunity is particularly intricate and the intestine remains the organ with the highest rate of acute rejection after transplantation. Experts in the field summarized both time-honored and recent knowledge in intestinal preservation and tolerance in intestinal transplantation with potential for further basic and translational research. PMID:24833285

Jiga, Lucian P; Oltean, Mihai

2014-01-01

377

Staff Acceptance of Tele-ICU Coverage  

PubMed Central

Background: Remote coverage of ICUs is increasing, but staff acceptance of this new technology is incompletely characterized. We conducted a systematic review to summarize existing research on acceptance of tele-ICU coverage among ICU staff. Methods: We searched for published articles pertaining to critical care telemedicine systems (aka, tele-ICU) between January 1950 and March 2010 using PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Global Health, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Library and abstracts and presentations delivered at national conferences. Studies were included if they provided original qualitative or quantitative data on staff perceptions of tele-ICU coverage. Studies were imported into content analysis software and coded by tele-ICU configuration, methodology, participants, and findings (eg, positive and negative staff evaluations). Results: Review of 3,086 citations yielded 23 eligible studies. Findings were grouped into four categories of staff evaluation: overall acceptance level of tele-ICU coverage (measured in 70% of studies), impact on patient care (measured in 96%), impact on staff (measured in 100%), and organizational impact (measured in 48%). Overall acceptance was high, despite initial ambivalence. Favorable impact on patient care was perceived by > 82% of participants. Staff impact referenced enhanced collaboration, autonomy, and training, although scrutiny, malfunctions, and contradictory advice were cited as potential barriers. Staff perceived the organizational impact to vary. An important limitation of available studies was a lack of rigorous methodology and validated survey instruments in many studies. Conclusions: Initial reports suggest high levels of staff acceptance of tele-ICU coverage, but more rigorous methodologic study is required. PMID:21051386

Chan, Paul S.; Cram, Peter

2011-01-01

378

Only Trek Issue 1  

E-print Network

looked out at the P ocean. Water. So very much water. He took a deep breath and was immediately sorry. Salt and moisture p, penetrated his unaccustomed lungs. He coughed, mentally forcing his body to accept the change and his stomach to calm. Kirk...

Multiple Contributors

1982-01-01

379

Dispensary level pilot implementation of rapid diagnostic tests: an evaluation of RDT acceptance and usage by providers and patients – Tanzania, 2005  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) may assist in diagnosis, improve prescribing practices and reduce potential drug resistance development. Without understanding operational issues or acceptance and usage by providers and patients, the costs of these tests may not be justified. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of RDTs on prescribing behaviours, assess prescribers' and patients' perceptions, and identify operational issues during

Holly Ann Williams; Louise Causer; Emmy Metta; Aggrey Malila; Terrence O'Reilly; Salim Abdulla; S Patrick Kachur; Peter B Bloland

2008-01-01

380

Public Acceptance of Geological Disposal of Carbon Dioxide and Radioactive Waste: Similarities and Differences  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Public acceptance of geological disposal of carbon dioxide (CO2) and that of radioactive waste (RW) are fundamentally different problems because of the history, scale and nature of the\\u000a two issues. CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is a technology in its infancy with no full-scale commercial application and there are only a handful\\u000a of full-scale storage projects globally. CO2 storage is

David M. Reiner; William J. Nuttall

381

ACT in Context: An Exploration of Experiential Acceptance  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experiential acceptance, which involves “having,” or “allowing” private experiences, has recently gained much attention in the cognitive-behavioral literature. Acceptance, however, may be considered a common factor among psychotherapeutic traditions. The purposes of this paper are to examine the historical roots of acceptance and to discuss the forms of and theoretical rationales for which the concept of acceptance has been recently

Edelgard Wulfert; Erica Moses

2009-01-01

382

7 CFR 42.133 - Portion of production acceptance criteria.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Portion of production acceptance criteria. 42.133 Section...FOOD CONTAINERS On-Line Sampling and Inspection Procedures...133 Portion of production acceptance criteria. (a) The acceptability...calculated CuSum value with the acceptance limit (“L”) for the...

2010-01-01

383

Bringing Professional Responsibility Back in  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research on how higher education institutions work with professional formation indicates that insufficient attention is currently paid to issues of professional responsibility and ethics. In the light of such findings, there is increasing concern about issues related to learning professional responsibility. This article concentrates on different…

Solbrekke, Tone Dyrdal; Englund, Tomas

2011-01-01

384

Plus Magazine: Issue 20  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

"Plus is an internet magazine which aims to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics." It is published in conjunction with the Cambridge-based Millennium Mathematics Project. The current issue addresses a wide range of topics that include fluid mechanics; probability; and the true, original purpose of the Game of Life. Besides several feature articles, each issue also has fun puzzles, mathematical curiosities, and a news section. The news items take a mathematical perspective of current events or recent scientific investigations. Plus is released about once every other month, on average, and all the back issues are kept in an online archive.

1997-01-01

385

The politics and science behind GMO acceptance.  

PubMed

The question of nutritional quality has arisen in the International Community over the last few years along with other important issues such as population aging, multipopulation societies, and political conflicts. The nutritional issue is questioned both quantitatively and qualitatively. It is well known that the planet faces enormous problems with food that is available. Nowadays 20% of the population consumes approximately 80% of the produced energy and natural resources. During the last 15 years, a series of food scares and crises (BSE, dioxin, foot and mouth disease, bird flu) have seriously undermined public confidence in food producers and operators and their capacity to produce safe food. As a result, food safety has become a top priority of the European legislative authorities. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is the new food safety concern which despite the intense reactions from Non Governmental Organizations and consumer organizations have entered our lives with inadequate legislative measures to protect consumers from their consumption. The GMO issue will be the issue for discussion in the long run not only for the European Community but also for the international community as far as scientific, economical, political, ideological, ethical, and human issues are concerned. These issues are discussed in this paper along with a case of study of GM fish. PMID:17457721

Varzakas, Theodoros H; Arvanitoyannis, Ioannis S; Baltas, Haralambos

2007-01-01

386

Aging and Developmental Disabilities. Feature Issue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This feature issue of a bulletin on community integration points out the challenge of making service systems more familiar with and responsive to the needs of older adults with developmental disabilities and their families. It includes articles with the following titles and authors: "Living on the Edge" (Arthur Campbell, Jr.); "Aging and…

Anderson, Deborah, Ed.; And Others

1993-01-01

387

Thorny Issues Hamper Teacher-Training Rules  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The tenor of discussions held in Washington last week by negotiators rewriting federal rules on teacher preparation underscored deep-seated philosophical divisions within the field, including the thorny issue of how much responsibility schools of education should bear for producing effective teachers. Though the panelists did reach compromises on…

Sawchuk, Stephen

2012-01-01

388

Campus Security Camera Issued: April 2009  

E-print Network

Campus Security Camera Policy Issued: April 2009 Revised: November 2009 Responsible Administrative locations on the Colorado School of Mines campus. CCTV cameras, also known as security cameras, are utilized and management of security cameras and access to their recordings. There is also a need to standardize

389

Contemporary Tribal Codes and Gender Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the legal codes of eight Coast Salish tribes. Focuses on gender issues, including the legal statuses of males and females, inheritance, access to tribal jobs and job training, political enfranchisement, child welfare and parental responsibilities, parent rights, and public safety. The codes vary substantially in how they balance…

Miller, Bruce G.

1994-01-01

390

Children with health issues.  

PubMed

All children, even the healthiest, have preventive and acute health care needs. Moreover, a growing number of children are chronically ill, with preventive, acute, and ongoing care needs that may be much more demanding than those for healthy children. Because children are unable to care for themselves, their parents are expected to provide a range of health care services without which the current health care system for children would not function. Under this "shadow health care system," parents or parent surrogates often need to be with the child, a requirement that can create difficulties for working parents, particularly for those whose children are chronically ill. How federal, state, and employer policies and practices mesh with the child health care needs of families is therefore a central issue in any discussion about work and family balance. In this article Mark Schuster, Paul Chung, and Katherine Vestal describe the health care needs of children; the essential health care responsibilities of parents; the perspective of employers; and the existing network of federal, state, and local family leave benefits that employed parents can access. They also identify current gaps in policies that leave unmet the needs of both parents and their employers. The authors suggest the outlines of a national family leave policy that would protect the interests of parents and employers. In essence, such a policy would build on the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which gives some workers time off with no advance notice required and no loss of job or health insurance. But it would also include elements of California's Paid Family Leave Insurance, which expands coverage to more workers and provides partial pay during leave. Employers could be given some financial protections as well as protections against employee fraud and abuse. Such a policy, the authors conclude, would help to provide security to parents, minimize effects on employers, raise societal expectations for family-friendly work environments, and help maintain the parental shadow system of care on which health care professionals depend. PMID:22013630

Schuster, Mark A; Chung, Paul J; Vestal, Katherine D

2011-01-01

391

PREFACE: CEWQO Topical Issue CEWQO Topical Issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

This topical issue of Physica Scripta collects selected peer-reviewed contributions based on invited and contributed talks and posters presented at the 15th Central European Workshop on Quantum Optics (CEWQO) which took place in Belgrade 29 May-3 June 2008 (http:\\/\\/cewqo08.phy.bg.ac.yu). On behalf of the whole community took place in Belgrade 29 May-3 June 2008 (http:\\/\\/cewqo08.phy.bg.ac.yu, cewqo08.phy.bg.ac.yu). On behalf of the whole

Mirjana Bozic; Margarita Man'ko

2009-01-01

392

Date: August, 2008 Action: Accept/ Administrative Action  

E-print Network

Allegation: ALCOHOL, Sec. 5.2a - 35 - Underage Possession Accuser: Staff Outcome: Responsible Sanction: ALCOHOL, Sec. 5.3a p.33, 5.1 p.32 - Underage drinking. Accuser: Staff Outcome: Responsible Sanction

Snider, Barry B.

393

Prior encounters modulate subsequent choices in host acceptance behavior by the bark beetle Ips pini  

Microsoft Academic Search

Laboratory bioassays indicate that the bark beetle Ips pini employs flexible, rather than absolute, responses to phytochemicals in its host acceptance behavior. Each beetle's decision to enter substrate was influenced by the types and concentrations of monoterpenes present. However, previous rejection of a simulated host containing a moderate concentration of monoterpenes increased the likelihood that the same concentration would be

Kimberly F. Wallin; Kenneth F. Raffa

2002-01-01

394

Research Article Received 9 October 2012, Accepted 6 February 2014 Published online in Wiley Online Library  

E-print Network

for the maximum tolerated dose and testing if the treatment has an acceptable response rate to enter into a phase ratio; group sequential; isotonic regression; maximum tolerated dose; phase I; phase II 1. Introduction in this proportion is thus referred to as the maximum tolerated dose (MTD). In addition to the explicitly stated

Bartroff, Jay

395

A proposal for synthesizing verbal contexts in Experiential Avoidance Disorder and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present paper offers a proposal of how the natural bidirectionality and function- altering properties of language or verbal behavior may give rise to the pathogenic verbal contexts proposed within the framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as responsible for Experiential Avoidance Disorder (EAD). Specifically, it is argued that these four contexts (literality, evaluation, reason-giving and the verbal regulation of

Carmen Luciano Soriano; Miguel Rodríguez Valverde; Olga Gutiérrez

2004-01-01

396

Sociobiology in Sweden from taboo to partial acceptance Birgitta S. Tullberg  

E-print Network

, this was not the case. In fact, the ease with which sociobiology was accepted differed between the scientific at the intra-scientific sector. Then, we review the cultural debate, mostly on the basis of articles and books of the Swedish post war cultural and political development. THE INTRA-SCIENTIFIC RESPONSE In the seventies when

Tullberg, Birgitta

397

Religious and Nonreligious Spirituality in Relation to Death Acceptance or Rejection  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Meanings of religious and nonreligious spirituality are explored, with implications for death acceptance, death rejection, and life extension. In the first of two exploratory studies, 16 elders low on intrinsic religiosity were compared with 116 elders high in religiosity; they differed both in qualitative responses and on death attitudes. In the…

Cicirelli, Victor G.

2011-01-01

398

Cogeneration Operational Issues  

E-print Network

important, however, are the operational Issues which impact the utility and the cogenerator. This paper addresses the utility perspective in regard to possible impact of cogeneration systems on utility service to other customer, safety and substation...

Williams, M.

399

Medical Issues: Orthopedics  

MedlinePLUS

... and vitamin D as part of the individual’s nutrition plan, if bone density is compromised Support & Care For Newly Diagnosed Living With SMA Medical Issues Palliative Breathing Orthopedics Nutrition Equipment Daily Life Grief & Loss Community & Local Support ...

400

OI Issues: Constipation  

MedlinePLUS

... Size | S S M M L L Bone Basics Osteoporosis Osteogenesis Imperfecta Paget?s Disease of Bone Related Topics News Glossary ... or is not supported by your browser. Home Osteogenesis Imperfecta Osteogenesis Imperfecta and Other Conditions OI Issues: Constipation ...

401

JPRS report, proliferation issues  

SciTech Connect

This report contains foreign media information on issues related to worldwide proliferation and transfer activities in nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, including delivery systems and the transfer of weapons-relevant technologies.

NONE

1992-09-22

402

Focus Issue: Women's Health  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This week’s issues of Science and Science’s STKE concern health-related issues that are specifically pertinent to women. Topics at STKE include cell signaling pathways through which human papillomaviruses promote the development of cervical cancer and the role of membrane-associated signaling pathways in the anti-inflammatory effects of estrogen and the beneficial actions of estrogen on cardiovascular function.

L. Bryan Ray (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Editor of Science's STKE and Senior Editor of Science REV); Elizabeth M. Adler (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Associate Editor of Science's STKE REV); Nancy R. Gough (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Managing Editor of Science's STKE REV)

2005-06-14

403

Rangeland Policy Issues  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides a balanced venue for the public to explore the key issues surrounding the use and management of rangelands. The goals of the website are to help citizens to clarify issues, to analyze management alternatives and their consequences, to stay abreast of legislation and legal decisions to discover new techniques of conflict resolution, and to encourage an informed public to engage in policy debate and work toward resolving conflicts over rangeland resources.

Center, Agriculture N.; Partnership, Western R.

404

The New Issues Puzzle  

Microsoft Academic Search

Companies issuing stock during 1970 to 1990, whether an initial public offering or a seasoned equity offering, have been poor long-run investments for investors. During the five years after the issue, investors have received average returns of only 5 percent per year for companies going public and only 7 percent per year for companies conducting a seasoned equity offer. Book-to-market

Tim Loughran; Jay R Ritter

1995-01-01

405

Vendor advertorial issue, 2004  

SciTech Connect

The focus of the July-August issue is on vendor advertorials. Major articles/reports in this issue include: A fascinating technology, by Andy White, GE Energy; Exciting times for the nuclear industry, by John Polcyn, AECL Technologies; SG replacement oversight program, by Ram Prabhakar, Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station; Modifications for improvement, by Herbert Deutschmann, Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate, HSK, Switzerland; and, Human factor approach in engineering, by Laure Quentin, EDF and Didier Niger, UNIPE, France.

Agnihotri, Newal (ed.)

2004-07-15

406

Nevada test site waste acceptance criteria  

SciTech Connect

This document provides the requirements, terms, and conditions under which the Nevada Test Site (NTS) will accept low-level radioactive and mixed waste for disposal; and transuranic and transuranic mixed waste for interim storage at the NTS. Review each section of this document. This document is not intended to include all of the requirements; rather, it is meant as a guide toward meeting the regulations. All references in this document should be observed to avoid omission of requirements on which acceptance or rejection of waste will be based. The Department of Energy/Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV) and support contractors are available to assist you in understanding or interpreting this document.

NONE

1996-09-01

407

Nevada National Security Site Waste Acceptance Criteria  

SciTech Connect

This document establishes the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) Nevada National Security Site Waste Acceptance Criteria (NNSSWAC). The NNSSWAC provides the requirements, terms, and conditions under which the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) will accept low-level radioactive waste and mixed low-level waste for disposal. The NNSSWAC includes requirements for the generator waste certification program, characterization, traceability, waste form, packaging, and transfer. The criteria apply to radioactive waste received at the NNSS Area 3 and Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Complex for disposal. The NNSA/NSO and support contractors are available to assist you in understanding or interpreting this document. For assistance, please call the NNSA/NSO Waste Management Project at (702) 295-7063 or fax to (702) 295-1153.

NSTec Environmental Management

2011-01-01

408

Accepted Common Interest Community (CIC) Proposals.  

PubMed

These are the 18 accepted proposals for the three Common Interest Community (CIC) sessions at IAYT's Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR), June 5-8, 2014, in Austin, Texas and published in the Final Program Guide and CIC Works for SYTAR 2014. The sessions were CIC#1 Rehab Professionals: Bridging the Past with the Future and CIC#2a & CIC#2b Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health. PMID:25645135

2014-09-01

409

Induction graphitizing furnace acceptance test report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The induction furnace was designed to provide the controlled temperature and environment required for the post-cure, carbonization and graphitization processes for the fabrication of a fibrous graphite NERVA nozzle extension. The acceptance testing required six tests and a total operating time of 298 hrs. Low temperature mode operations, 120 to 850 C, were completed in one test run. High temperature mode operations, 120 to 2750 C, were completed during five tests.

1972-01-01

410

Handwashing: efficacy versus acceptance. A brief essay.  

PubMed

The efficacy of handwashing for preventing transmission of infections in the hospital is well accepted. Nevertheless, compliance by health care workers is estimated at approximately 40%. Based on observations of effective behavioural changes in other areas of public health, the authors suggest that hospital epidemiologists consider testing the use of both social pressures and marketing techniques to influence current handwashing practices in hospitals. PMID:1679450

Wenzel, R P; Pfaller, M A

1991-06-01

411

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in context  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Abstract  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) mag zich verheugen in steeds meer belangstelling van met name psychologen en psychiaters.\\u000a Voor andere disciplines die deel uitmaken van de doelgroep van PsychoPraxis, zoals maatschappelijk werkers en SPV-ers, zal het in dit themanummer aangesneden onderwerp wellicht volkomen nieuw zijn.\\u000a In dit artikel zal ik twee bepalende contexten proberen te schetsen, waarin ACT zich ontwikkelt:

Marco Kleen

2009-01-01

412

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy voor intrusies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Samenvatting  In dit artikel wordt gedetailleerd de behandeling beschreven van een 28-jarige vrouw met dwangklachten. Zij had veel last\\u000a van intrusies. Overte dwanghandelingen waren afwezig. De behandeling bestond uit Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Het eerste\\u000a deel hiervan richtte zich, middels metaforen en meditatieoefeningen, op het loslaten van pogingen de intrusies onder controle\\u000a te krijgen en op het aanleren van een andere,

Walter Arts

2008-01-01

413

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Informatie voor cliënten  

Microsoft Academic Search

Samenvatting  Tegenwoordig wordt de wereld van de geestelijke gezondheid overstelpt met ‘nieuwe’ therapie-vormen of -onderdelen. Er gaat\\u000a blijkbaar geen jaar voorbij of er wordt een nieuw handvat naar voren gebracht om het hoofd te bieden aan de psychische problemen.\\u000a Denk maar aan dialectische gedragstherapie, aandachtgerichte therapie, gedragsactivatie, mentalisatie,… Ook Acceptance and\\u000a Commitment Therapy (ACT) past in dit rijtje. Vernieuwing en betere

Joris Corthouts

2009-01-01

414

Focus Issue: Aging--a Multifaceted Issue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Aging, the process of growing old, is a major health, economic, and policy issue throughout the world. The aging population in developed countries is growing rapidly as advances in health care and nutrition allow people to live longer. However, despite these advances, many members of the elderly population continue to experience the problems associated with aging, including frailty, disabling fractures due to decreased bone density, deficits in cognition, the substantial physiological ramifications of problems with the cardiovascular system, and increased probability of developing cancer. The challenge of coping with aging, together with the increase in the size of the aging population, has lead to an increase in the resources available to address the problems associated with aging and the underlying causes of aging. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has recognized the importance of this issue and has created a Knowledge Environment devoted solely to aging, the Science of Aging Knowledge Environment (SAGE KE). AAAS will soon be launching a second portal devoted to the topic of aging, called SAGE Crossroads, which will address the controversies surrounding research and policies on aging through such resources as Webcast debates.

Nancy R. Gough (Managing Editor of Science's STKE; REV); Lisa D. Chong (Associate Editor of Science's STKE and Associate Editor of Science; REV); Elizabeth M. Adler (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Associate Editor of Science's STKE REV); L. Bryan Ray (Editor of Science's STKE and Senior Editor of Science; REV)

2003-03-04

415

Consumer e-shopping acceptance: Antecedents in a technology acceptance model  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study integrates e-shopping quality, enjoyment, and trust into a technology acceptance model (TAM) to understand consumer acceptance of e-shopping. Online surveys with college students (n=298) were conducted. E-shopping quality for apparel products consists of four dimensions: web site design, customer service, privacy\\/security, and atmospheric\\/experiential. A structural equation model reveals that e-shopping quality determines perceptions of usefulness, trust, and enjoyment,

Sejin Ha; Leslie Stoel

2009-01-01

416

Acceptance Criteria Framework for Autonomous Biological Detectors  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study was to examine a set of user acceptance criteria for autonomous biological detection systems for application in high-traffic, public facilities. The test case for the acceptance criteria was the Autonomous Pathogen Detection System (APDS) operating in high-traffic facilities in New York City (NYC). However, the acceptance criteria were designed to be generally applicable to other biological detection systems in other locations. For such detection systems, ''users'' will include local authorities (e.g., facility operators, public health officials, and law enforcement personnel) and national authorities [including personnel from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the BioWatch Program, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)]. The panel members brought expertise from a broad range of backgrounds to complete this picture. The goals of this document are: (1) To serve as informal guidance for users in considering the benefits and costs of these systems. (2) To serve as informal guidance for developers in understanding the needs of users. In follow-up work, this framework will be used to systematically document the APDS for appropriateness and readiness for use in NYC.

Dzenitis, J M

2006-12-12

417

Simulation of large acceptance LINAC for muons  

SciTech Connect

There has been a recent need for muon accelerators not only for future Neutrino Factories and Muon Colliders but also for other applications in industry and medical use. We carried out simulations on a large-acceptance muon linac with a new concept 'mixed buncher/acceleration'. The linac can accept pions/muons from a production target with large acceptance and accelerate muon without any beam cooling which makes the initial section of muon-linac system very compact. The linac has a high impact on Neutrino Factory and Muon Collider (NF/MC) scenario since the 300-m injector section can be replaced by the muon linac of only 10-m length. The current design of the linac consists of the following components: independent 805-MHz cavity structure with 6- or 8-cm-radius aperture window; injection of a broad range of pion/muon energies, 10-100 MeV, and acceleration to 150 - 200 MeV. Further acceleration of the muon beam are relatively easy since the beam is already bunched.

Miyadera, H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Kurennoy, S [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Jason, A J [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2010-01-01

418

Acceptability of male condom: An Indian scenario.  

PubMed

The National Family Planning Programme of India had introduced condom as one of the family planning methods in the late1960s. Condom was promoted as a family planning method through social marketing since its inception. With the increasing prevalence and incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS, condom was also promoted as a dual method for protection against both unintended pregnancies as well as sexually transmitted infections. Despite efforts at various levels, the overall use of condom among couples in India is low. Here we present literature review of studies to understand the condom acceptability among couples in India. Specifically, the paper assesses research and programmes that have been carried out to increase the use of condom among couples; determinants of condom use; reason for not using condom; and perception versus experience of condom failure. The reported problems related to condom use included non acceptance by partner, perceived ineffectiveness, less comfort, lack of sexual satisfaction, husband's alcohol use, depression, and anxiety, and not available at that instant. The role of media in the promotion of condom use was indicated as an important way to increase awareness and use. Multiple strategies would help in acceptance of male condom. PMID:25673537

Donta, Balaiah; Begum, Shahina; Naik, D D

2014-11-01

419

Acceptability of contraception for men: a review.  

PubMed

Methods of contraception for use by men include condoms, withdrawal and vasectomy. Prevalence of use of a method and continuation rates are indirect measures of acceptability. Worldwide, none of these "male methods" accounts for more than 7% of contraceptive use although uptake varies considerably between countries. Acceptability can be assessed directly by asking about intended (hypothetical) use and assessing satisfaction during/after use. Since they have been around for a very long time, there are very few data of this nature on condoms (as contraceptives rather than for prevention of infection), withdrawal or vasectomy. There are direct data on the acceptability of hormonal methods for men but from relatively small clinical trials which undoubtedly do not represent the real world. Surveys undertaken among the male general public demonstrate that, whatever the setting, at least 25% of men - and in most countries substantially more - would consider using hormonal contraception. Although probably an overestimate of the number of potential users when such a method becomes available, it would appear that hormonal contraceptives for men may have an important place on the contraceptive menu. Despite commonly expressed views to the contrary, most women would trust their male partner to use a hormonal method. PMID:20933119

Glasier, Anna

2010-11-01

420

Hunter perceptions and acceptance of alternative deer management regulations  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Wildlife managers are often confronted with a policy paradox where a majority of the public supports an outcome, but there is no agreement on specific management strategies to achieve this outcome. Previous research has also reported a link between regulatory acceptance, hunter satisfaction, and hunter participation rates. Thus, human dimensions research aimed at understanding hunter motivations and behavior is needed for effective management. In 2005, we surveyed Minnesota (USA) deer hunters (n = 6,000; 59% response) to evaluate attitudes regarding alternative deer (Odocoileus virginianus) harvest regulations. We also conducted a series of forced choice experiments in which respondents were asked to select an option from a list of representative regulations that might be adopted to achieve a particular deer management goal. Specifically, we modeled 5 deer population scenarios ranging from low populations with high buck-harvest rates to populations 50% over goal density. Our results indicate that hunters preferred different regulations depending on the population scenario, but generally preferred antler-point restrictions and disliked limiting buck licenses through a lottery. We also found consistency among scenarios, in that a small percentage of respondents indicated they would not hunt if regulations were changed. The results from this study should help wildlife managers design deer harvest regulations that are both acceptable to hunters and achieve management objectives. ?? 2011 The Wildlife Society.

Cornicelli, L.; Fulton, D.C.; Grund, M.D.; Fieberg, J.

2011-01-01

421

The indicator performance estimate approach to determining acceptable wilderness conditions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Using data from a study conducted in the Cranberry Wilderness Area of West Virginia, United States, this paper describes how a modified importance—performance approach can be used to prioritize wilderness indicators and determine how much change from the pristine is acceptable. The approach uses two key types of information: (1) indicator importance, or visitor opinion as to which wilderness indicators have the greatest influence on their experience, and (2) management performance, or the extent to which actual indicator conditions exceed or are within visitor expectations. Performance was represented by calculating indicator performance estimates (IPEs), as defined by standardized differences between actual conditions and visitor preferences for each indicator. The results for each indicator are then presented graphically on a four-quadrant matrix for objective interpretation. Each quadrant represents a management response: keep up the good work, concentrate here, low priority, or possible overkill. The technique allows managers to more systematically and effectively utilize information routinely collected during the limits of acceptable change wilderness planning process.

Hollenhorst, Steven; Gardner, Lisa

1994-11-01

422

PREPRINT Accepted for Publication in Information Processing and Management The Basis for Bibliomining: Frameworks for Bringing Together Usage-Based  

E-print Network

an IP address. Administrators of all digital library services are faced with the same management issues of evaluation in two contexts ­ digital library management and digital library research ­ are presented. FinallyPREPRINT ­ Accepted for Publication in Information Processing and Management The Basis

Nicholson, Scott

423

LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS FOR PAYROLL PROCESSING Note: Applicant must present original documents. They must have one document from List  

E-print Network

LISTS OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS FOR PAYROLL PROCESSING Note: Applicant must present original documents. They must have one document from List A or List B and one document from List C. LIST A Documents Employment Authorization Document issued by the INS which contains a photograph (INS Form I-688B) LIST B

Li, Mo

424

Defining acceptable levels for ecological indicators: an approach for considering social values.  

PubMed

Ecological indicators can facilitate an adaptive management approach, but only if acceptable levels for those indicators have been defined so that the data collected can be interpreted. Because acceptable levels are an expression of the desired state of the ecosystem, the process of establishing acceptable levels should incorporate not just ecological understanding but also societal values. The goal of this research was to explore an approach for defining acceptable levels of ecological indicators that explicitly considers social perspectives and values. We used a set of eight indicators that were related to issues of concern in the Lake Champlain Basin. Our approach was based on normative theory. Using a stakeholder survey, we measured respondent normative evaluations of varying levels of our indicators. Aggregated social norm curves were used to determine the level at which indicator values shifted from acceptable to unacceptable conditions. For seven of the eight indicators, clear preferences were interpretable from these norm curves. For example, closures of public beaches because of bacterial contamination and days of intense algae bloom went from acceptable to unacceptable at 7-10 days in a summer season. Survey respondents also indicated that the number of fish caught from Lake Champlain that could be safely consumed each month was unacceptably low and the number of streams draining into the lake that were impaired by storm water was unacceptably high. If indicators that translate ecological conditions into social consequences are carefully selected, we believe the normative approach has considerable merit for defining acceptable levels of valued ecological system components. PMID:17203340

Smyth, Robyn L; Watzin, Mary C; Manning, Robert E

2007-03-01

425

Top 10 IT Issues, 2007  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The EDUCAUSE Current Issues Committee, whose members review and recommend the set of IT issues to be presented each year, conducted a Web-based survey in December 2006 to identify the five of thirty-one IT issues in each of four areas: (1) issues that are critical for strategic success; (2) issues that are expected to increase in significance; (3)…

Camp, John S.; DeBlois, Peter B.

2007-01-01

426

Hot Issues at Community Colleges  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The issues listed on this website are a reflection of AACC's strategic action areas. Their intent is to provide users with a cross-section of important issues surrounding community colleges. These issues will change as the scope and intensity of these issues change. Browse through the list of "hot issues" affecting community colleges today.

2010-06-09

427

65 Contingency Planning Issues CONTINGENCY PLANNING ISSUES  

E-print Network

supplies to protect public health, safety, and welfare (Public Resources Code Section 25700 et seq with phased government intervention only to the extent necessary to protect the public interest, as well as other state, federal, and local agencies. Planning responsibilities include: assistance

428

An Achievement Goal Theory Perspective on Issues in Motivation Terminology, Theory, and Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are a number of important issues raised by Murphy and Alexander in the lead article of this issue. In this response, four general issues are discussed in light of current research and achievement goal theory. The four issues include: (1) the general definition and theoretical clarity of motivational constructs, (2) the accessibility and consciousness of motivational beliefs, (3) the

Paul R. Pintrich

2000-01-01

429

Establishment of noise acceptance criteria for wind turbines  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A program is being conducted to develop noise criteria for wind turbines which minimize annoyance and which can be used in design specifications for future machines. The approach consists of presenting wind turbine noise stimuli to test subjects in a laboratory listening chamber. The responses of the subjects are recorded for a range of stimuli which encompass the designs, operating conditions, and ambient noise levels of current and future installations. Results to date have established the threshold of detectability for a range of impulsive stimuli of the type associated with blade/tower-wake interactions. The status of the ongoing psychoacoustic tests, the subjective data, and the approach to the development of noise acceptance criteria are described.

Stephens, D. G.; Shepherd, K. P.; Grosveld, F.

1981-01-01

430

Acceptance and control of aircraft interior noise and vibration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ride quality criteria for noise, vibration, and their combination in the helicopter cabin environment are discussed. Results are presented of laboratory and field studies of passenger responses to interior noise and vibration during the performance of a listening task and during reverie, as well as to the interaction of noise with multi-frequency and multi-axis vibration. A study of means for reducing helicopter interior noise based on analytical, experimental and flight studies of the near-field noise source characteristics of the aircraft, the transmission of noise through aircraft structures and the attenuation of noise by various noise control treatments is then presented which has resulted in a reduction of 3 dB in helicopter cabin noise. Finally, a model under development to evaluate passenger acceptance of a helicopter noise and vibration environment is indicated which incorporates the observed noise and vibration effects on comfort and is expected to provide insights for more effective noise and vibration control.

Stephens, D. G.; Leatherwood, J. D.

1980-01-01

431

Summary Of Identification Of Rrgulatory Acceptability Of Enhanced Attenuation Categories  

SciTech Connect

Chlorinated solvents once introduced to the subsurface are a persistent contaminant. Though many types of active treatments have been developed and deployed to treat contaminated sites, most sites will ultimately incorporate the use of passive treatments into the remediation process. A process favored by many is the use of Monitored Natural Attenuation that relies on the natural attenuation processes occurring within the system to remediate the contaminants. However, it is likely there will be instances where the natural attenuation processes will be insufficient to reduce the level of contamination to acceptable levels in an acceptable span of time. Rather than redeploying source treatments, the Department of Energy along with the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) are developing the concept of Enhanced Attenuation (EA). An enhancement is any type of intervention that might be implemented in a source-plume system that increases the magnitude of attenuation by natural processes beyond that which occurs without intervention. Enhanced Attenuation is the result of applying an enhancement or intervention technique that will sustainably manipulate a natural attenuation process leading to an increased reduction in mass flux of contaminants. Efforts are moving forward along several fronts in developing this concept. This effort is a follow-on to initial discussions with site owners, regulators and stakeholder organizations in the development of the concepts of Enhanced Attenuation, the use of mass balance to evaluate the stability of a waste site/groundwater plume, and identification of tools that will support characterization and monitoring efforts for MNA and EA treatments. Those discussions are documented in the report titled ''Summary Document of Workshops for Hanford, Oak Ridge and Savannah River Site as part of the Monitored Natural Attenuation and Enhanced Passive Remediation for Chlorinated Solvents-DOE Alternative Project for Technology Acceleration'' (WSRC, 2003). The objective of this report is to document the May 12th, 2005 deliberations of the ITRC Enhanced Attenuation: Chlorinated Organics team. The purpose of these deliberations was to identify issues related to regulatory acceptability of the different categories of processes/technologies that may be considered enhancements.

Vangelas, K

2006-01-04

432

Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Increases Postnatal Acceptability of Nicotine Odor and Taste in Adolescent Rats  

PubMed Central

Human studies indicate that alcohol exposure during gestation not only increases the chance for later alcohol abuse, but also nicotine dependence. The flavor attributes of both alcohol and nicotine can be important determinants of their initial acceptance and they both share the component chemosensory qualities of an aversive odor, bitter taste and oral irritation. There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating epigenetic chemosensory mechanisms through which fetal alcohol exposure increases adolescent alcohol acceptance, in part, by decreasing the aversion to alcohol's bitter and oral irritation qualities, as well as its odor. Given that alcohol and nicotine have noteworthy chemosensory qualities in common, we investigated whether fetal exposure to alcohol increased the acceptability of nicotine's odor and taste in adolescent rats. Study rats were alcohol-exposed during fetal development via the dams' liquid diet. Control animals received ad lib access to an iso-caloric, iso-nutritive diet throughout gestation. Odorant-induced innate behavioral responses to nicotine odor (Experiment 1) or orosensory-mediated responses to nicotine solutions (Experiment 2) were obtained, using whole-body plethysmography and brief access lick tests, respectively. Compared to controls, rats exposed to fetal alcohol showed an enhanced nicotine odor response that was paralleled by increased oral acceptability of nicotine. Given the common aversive component qualities imbued in the flavor profiles of both drugs, our findings demonstrate that like postnatal alcohol avidity, fetal alcohol exposure also influences nicotine acceptance, at a minimum, by decreasing the aversion of both its smell and taste. Moreover, they highlight potential chemosensory-based mechanism(s) by which fetal alcohol exposure increases the later initial risk for nicotine use, thereby contributing to the co-morbid expression with enhanced alcohol avidity. Where common chemosensory mechanisms are at play, our results suggest broader implications related to the consequence of fetal exposure with one substance of abuse and initial acceptability of others. PMID:25029285

Mantella, Nicole M.; Youngentob, Steven L.

2014-01-01

433

Multicultural issues in autism.  

PubMed

The professional literature provides ample evidence that individuals with autism exhibit a myriad of unusual social, communication, and behavioral patterns of interactions that present challenges to their families and service providers. However, there is a dearth of quality works on multicultural issues regarding autistic spectrum disorders. In this article, we explore issues surrounding autism and multiculturalism, with the intent not to provide answers but to raise questions for further examination. We focus our discussions on two primary issues: autism within cultural groups and multicultural family adaptation based on the framework of pluralistic societies in which some cultural groups are a minority within the dominant culture. We found differences in prevalence rates across races for autism and little information regarding how multicultural families adapt to raising a child with autism. Further, students with multicultural backgrounds and autism are challenged on at least four dimensions: communication, social skills, behavioral repertoires, and culture. Future research in these areas is clearly warranted. PMID:15162939

Dyches, Tina Taylor; Wilder, Lynn K; Sudweeks, Richard R; Obiakor, Festus E; Algozzine, Bob

2004-04-01

434

Natural hazard losses and acceptable risk criteria  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The criteria for the definition of acceptable risk to the lives of members of a society (commonly called societal risk) resulting from exposure to natural hazards are based in most countries on the frequency and characteristics of industrial accidents, e.g., nuclear power plants. However, historical records indicate that the frequency of natural hazard events is much higher than those involved in industrial hazards and their consequences are far greater. We find that the risk from natural hazards is unacceptable in the current risk criteria framework, i.e., they are an unacceptable risk with respect to the acceptable risk criteria based on the frequency and consequences of industrial accidents. According to a definition of risk, there are two main components; first, the probability of occurrence of the hazard and second, the consequence of the hazard. The occurrence of industrial accident events (hazard) can be controlled to a large extent in contrast to that of natural hazards. However, we can control natural hazard risk, in some cases by engineering solutions to control hazard and by reducing the consequences of the events by mitigating, risk management, warning and monitoring techniques. With reference to natural hazards reducing risk is mainly effected by reducing consequences. The FN-curve is a tool commonly used in societal risk assessment. It is built on a series of frequency-loss data associated with a particular process in a given period of time. It is also used to set acceptable risk criteria for countries or sub-national jurisdictions, by defining slopes and intercepts for plots of a particular (or group of) processes. The intercept of the acceptable risk curve is usually arbitrarily defined in the order of 10-7-10-1 deaths per year, and the slope criteria is based on an adopted aversion factor of the society to accident and disaster losses.The imposed slope criteria is usually between -1 and -2 whereas the slope of FN-curves based on real natural disaster data is <-1. Efforts have been made to make FN-curves more practical since there have been persistent difficulties in interpreting the curves dating back to their initial use in the 1960s. To this end we introduce a normalization procedure to the consequence part of the FN-curve. This involves taking N, number of fatalities and dividing N by the population exposed to the event. Since the population of regions are different, different societal risk results from differential exposure. We illustrate the use of the normalized consequence approach by analyzing losses from natural hazards in 32 European countries derived from the EM-DAT database. We examine historical losses in relation to acceptable risk criteria and find that risks defined in the modified FN curves far exceed those defined in industrial-accident-based acceptable risk criteria in current European use.

Khaleghy Rad, M.; Evans, S. G.; Nadim, F.; Lacasse, S.

2009-12-01

435

Focus Issue: Drug Discovery  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This week’s issues of Science and Science’s STKE focus on issues related to the development of therapeutics, including new methods for identifying drug targets and the goal of personalized medicine based on an individual's genetics. STKE specifically looks at the roles the RNAi can play in the drug target identification process, how understanding the genetics behind disease can lead to new options for therapeutic intervention, and how analysis of the signaling network may provide insight for personalized medicine.

Nancy R. Gough (American Association for the Advancement of Science;Science's STKE REV)

2005-08-02

436

Grip Issue 48  

E-print Network

of the last two summers, and the increased activity of my semi- pro writing career, I have less and less time to put out the summer issues of GRIP. So, I have decided to alter the schedule. Beginning with this issue, GRIP will come out twice a year: in October... GOOD news: GRIP people make good! Our own Dan Crawford, whose manic humor has been a mainstay of both GRIP and its sister-zine, REC-ROOM RHYMES, has made it to the ranks of the Pros. Look for his two novels, Rouse a Sleeping Cat and The Sure Death of a...

Multiple Contributors

1994-01-01

437

Hyper Space Issue 3  

E-print Network

and the second issue was better but as of this issue we are now officially national! We have lots of great material like art from Lt. Pat Munson , Chapter I of a new STAR WARS story by Yonina Gordon, Pafct I af an epic poem by Karen Weber and lots morel... Our staff has been lit- terally bombarded by contributions, especially art. We're sorry that we canft print every thing that is sent to us, but we do have limited space. We can only print what we think is the best. Now a note on STAR WARS...

1978-01-01

438

Interstat Issue 18  

E-print Network

is mailed First Class $6.00...1 year from Omaha, Nebraska. Please make $3.50...6 months checks payable to INTERSTAT. BACK ISSUES may be ordered for fifty cents each. Issues #1, 113, 116, 1113 and //14 are out of print and will not be reprinted. Send... to feature a variety of fan opinions the publishers ask that you limit your LOCs to one typewritten page. ART CREDITS: Front rover: M.S. Murdock. Pr.3: Ken Brian Oooch. Pg.fi: Ann Crouch. PR.9: M.S. Murdock. Pr.11: Heather Firth. Pp.16: Ken Brian Cooch...

1979-01-01

439

Skywalker Issue 3  

E-print Network

in the preceding paragraph. The first is that SKYWALKER 4 will be more or less the Luke and Leia issue -- which is only fair, as SKYWALKER 3 turned into the Han issue, and Luke is after all the hero of the story. The other thing is that Maggie Nowakowska... department she is as green as Luke. "The Last Flight of the Millennium Falcon" -- whew! I'm still trying to catch my breath...Her concept of Han is so near how I see him, although he is a bit more rigid in his attitudes than I think he would be. And...

Multiple Contributors

1979-01-01

440

Alderaan Issue 2  

E-print Network

Alderaan2 The Editor's Report: This second issue of A1deraan has been delayed an interminable amount of time for var­ ious reasons. Actually, most of this issue was printed up and ready to be run off in early May, but the finishing touches have... when it was at the local theatre. I realize that is nowhere near being a record, and I am miserly enough that if I had been paying $3.00 a shot to go see it, I would not have gone 15 times. But I had a 50¢ pass and made good-'use of it. I didn't care...

1978-01-01

441

Current Issues in Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Current Issues in Education (CIE) is a new peer-reviewed electronic journal published by the College of Education at Arizona State University. CIE intends to provide full-text scholarly articles addressing educational theory and practice on topics such as curriculum and instruction, educational policy, learning psychology, instructional technology, school counseling, and research methodology. This new journal encourages the utilization of emerging Web technologies; consequently, browser plug-ins may be required to access some content in the journal. The Fall 1998 issue, Volume 1 Number 1, is now available online.

442

Climate Adaptation Issues Definitions and Checklists for WICCI Working Groups  

E-print Network

1 Climate Adaptation Issues Definitions and Checklists for WICCI Working. A rec- ommended starting point is the IPCC definition: Adaptation to climate change Autonomous adaptation "does not constitute a conscious response to climatic stimuli

Sheridan, Jennifer

443

Development of quantitative risk acceptance criteria  

SciTech Connect

Some of the major considerations for effective management of risk are discussed, with particular emphasis on risks due to nuclear power plant operations. Although there are impacts associated with the rest of the fuel cycle, they are not addressed here. Several previously published proposals for quantitative risk criteria are reviewed. They range from a simple acceptance criterion on individual risk of death to a quantitative risk management framework. The final section discussed some of the problems in the establishment of a framework for the quantitative management of risk.

Griesmeyer, J. M.; Okrent, D.

1981-01-01

444

W-026, acceptance test report manipulator system  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of the WRAP Manipulator System Acceptance Test Plan (ATP) is to verify that the 4 glovebox sets of WRAP manipulator components, including rail/carriage, slave arm, master controller and auxiliary equipment, meets the requirements of the functional segments of 14590 specification. The demonstration of performance elements of the ATP are performed as a part of the Assembly specifications. Manipulator integration is integrated in the performance testing of the gloveboxes. Each requirement of the Assembly specification will be carried out in conjunction with glovebox performance tests.

Watson, T.L.

1997-04-15

445

Towards User Acceptance of Biometric Technology in E-Government: A Survey Study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The paper discussed an exploratory study of government employees’ perceptions of the introduction of biometric authentication at the workplace in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We suggest that studying the factors affecting employees’ acceptance of new technology will help ease the adoption of biometric technology in other e-government applications. A combination of survey and interviews was used to collect the required data. Interviews were conducted with managers and questionnaires were given to employees from two different government organisations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to investigate the employees’ perceptions of using biometrics. The results of this study indicate a significant digital and cultural gap between the technological awareness of employees and the preferred authentication solutions promoted by management. A lack of trust in technology, its potential for misuse and management motives reflect the managers’ need to consider their responsibilities for narrowing these gaps. It was apparent that overcoming employees’ resistance is an essential issue facing biometric implementation. Based on the research we recommend that an awareness and orientation process about biometrics should take place before the technology is introduced into the organisation.

Alhussain, Thamer; Drew, Steve

446

Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book attempts to promote improved understanding of assessment concepts by addressing the broad expanse of issues facing educators as they go about their duties and fulfill their responsibilities in schools and classrooms. The chapters in the book address some of the "hot button" issues related to testing and assessment in our nation's…

Wall, Janet E., Ed.; Walz, Garry R., Ed.

447

Issues Facing Urban Agriscience Teachers: A Delphi Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This national study used the Delphi technique to identify the issues facing urban agriscience teachers. The first round of the study used a questionnaire with one open-ended question to generate responses from the expert panel. In the second round, respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement with 72 issues identified in round one using…

Warner, Wendy J.; Washburn, Shannon G.

2009-01-01

448

A Glass Half Full: A Commentary on the Special Issue  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight years ago, the editors of this special issue published another special issue focused on the topic of response to intervention (RtI; Vaughn & Fuchs, 2003). At that time, there was considerable interest in the application of an RtI model for providing services to children at risk for learning disabilities. The potential benefits have led to…

Chard, David J.

2012-01-01

449

HIPAA Policy 5026 Reporting Protected Health Information (PHI) Compliance Issues  

E-print Network

HIPAA Policy 5026 Reporting Protected Health Information (PHI) Compliance Issues Responsible Office by a #12;HIPAA Policy 5026 - Reporting Protected Health Information (PHI) Compliance Issues 1/31/2014 Page or future physical or mental health or condition of an indiv

Johnson, Marcia K.

450

48 CFR 19.602-2 - Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC). 19.602-2 Section 19...BUSINESS PROGRAMS Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Responsibility... Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC). Within 15...

2013-10-01

451

48 CFR 19.602-2 - Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC). 19.602-2 Section 19...BUSINESS PROGRAMS Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Responsibility... Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC). Within 15...

2010-10-01

452

48 CFR 19.602-2 - Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC). 19.602-2 Section 19...BUSINESS PROGRAMS Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Responsibility... Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC). Within 15...

2011-10-01

453

48 CFR 19.602-2 - Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC). 19.602-2 Section 19...BUSINESS PROGRAMS Certificates of Competency and Determinations of Responsibility... Issuing or denying a Certificate of Competency (COC). Within 15...

2012-10-01

454

Seven plus or minus two central issues in human-computer interaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper offers seven issues and specific challenges for researchers and developers of human-computer interaction. These issues are: interaction styles, input techniques, output organization, response time, error handling, individual differences, explanatory and predictive theories.

B. Shneiderman

1986-01-01

455

19 CFR 181.98 - Situations in which no NAFTA advance ruling may be issued.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

No advance ruling letter will be issued in response to a request therefor which fails to comply with the provisions of this subpart. No advance ruling letter will be issued in regard to a completed transaction. (b) Pending...

2010-04-01

456

3742SPACE ISSUES AND RESOLUTION PROCEDURE Space issue or  

E-print Network

Page 1 3742SPACE ISSUES AND RESOLUTION PROCEDURE Space issue or conflict identified Do any of the strategies mitigate issue/conflict Complete Conflict Resolution Form Submit form to Space Management Office Space Management Office conduct issue/conflict analysis Space Management Office document possible

457

issue 01 summer 07 02 issue 01 summer 07  

E-print Network

12 11 10 06 issue 01 summer 07 #12;02 issue 01 summer 07 We're delighted to welcome you Jim McDonald, Deputy Principal Allister Ferguson, Deputy Principal #12;issue 01 summer 07 03 Stephen;Syndicated Situated Selected Synergised Figure 1 ©iStockphoto.com/OlivierLeMoal #12;06 issue 01 summer 07

Mottram, Nigel

458

Laboratory Safety Manual Spill Response Procedures  

E-print Network

the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)* The University of Calgary EH&S department has developed a spill responseLaboratory Safety Manual Spill Response Procedures Section: Laboratory Safety Manual Date of Issue: 2007.02.13 Issued By: Environment, Health & Safety Part: Emergency Response Revision #: 2 Revision Date

de Leon, Alex R.

459

Ergonomics issues in national identity card for homeland security.  

PubMed

Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attack, many countries are considering the use of smart national identity card (SNIC) which has the ability to identify terrorists due to its biometric verification function. However, there are many ergonomics issues in the use of SNIC, e.g. card credibility. This research presents a case study survey of Malaysian users. Although most citizens (>96%) own MyKad (Malaysia SNIC), many do not carry it around and use its applications. This defeats one of its main purposes, i.e. combating terrorism. Thus, the research investigates ergonomics issues affecting the citizens' Intention to Use (ITU) MyKad for homeland security by using an extended technology acceptance model. Five hundred questionnaires were collected and analysed using structural equation modelling. Results show that perceived credibility and performance expectancy are the key issues. The findings provide many countries with insights into methods of addressing ergonomics issues and increasing adoption of SNIC for homeland security. PMID:22841592

Yeow, Paul H P; Yuen, Y Y; Loo, W H

2013-09-01

460

Introduction: Mapping the issues  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the field of ethnic and racial studies has increased dramatically in recent years, issues of methodology have to date remained relatively unexplored. Despite a long tradition of ethnographic research on racialized and ethnic minorities in North America and Europe, comparatively little has been written on what it means to research and write race ethnographically. This Introduction maps the key

Claire Alexander

2006-01-01

461

this issue: Managing Stress  

E-print Network

's economic health. It's no wonder that Americans as a whole are feeling additional stress and anxiety about1 Inside this issue: page 2 Managing Stress page 4 Interviewing for High Impact page 5 Kelly sources of stress for 80 percent of Americans. If you add in the plethora of headlines about closing

Rollins, Andrew M.

462

Special issue on parallelism  

Microsoft Academic Search

The articles presented in our Special Issue on parallel processing on the supercomputing scale reflect, to some extent, splits in the community developing these machines. There are several schools of thought on how best to implement parallel processing at both the hard- and software levels. Controversy exists over the wisdom of aiming for general- or special-purpose parallel machines, and what

Karen A. Frenkel

1986-01-01

463

JPRS report proliferation issues  

SciTech Connect

This report contains foreign media information on issues related to worldwide proliferation and transfer activities in nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, including delivery systems and the transfer of weapons relevant technologies. The following locations are included: (1) China; (2) Indonesia; (3) Bulgaria; (4) Brazil, Cuba; (5) Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Pakistan; (6) Soviet Union; and (7) France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Norway.

NONE

1991-11-18

464

Workforce Issues Facing HRD.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These four papers are from a symposium facilitated by Eugene Andette on work force issues facing human resources development (HRD) at the 1995 Academy of Human Resource Development conference. "Meaning Construction and Personal Transformation: Alternative Dimensions of Job Loss" (Terri A. Deems) reports a study conducted to explore the ways…

1995

465

physics world Latest issue  

E-print Network

as a postulate of special relativity, whereby he assumed that the laws of physics - including the speed of lightphysics world 2004 March Contents 2004 Index Latest issue Subscribe to Physics World Media Information Editorial Staff quick search Search Physics World Find Physics World March 2004 Next

Walsworth, Ronald L.

466

Issues in Managed Care  

PubMed Central

This issue of the Health Care Financing Review includes a collection of articles on managed care topics in the public programs of Medicaid and Medicare. The first article looks at developments in Medicaid in the broader context of overall changes in the managed care marketplace, while the remaining articles examine specific topics that have significant policy implications for the public sector programs. PMID:12545596

Zarabozo, Carlos

2002-01-01

467

Measurement Issues in Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter summarizes ten selected issues and common problems that arise in most assessment research projects. These include: (1) the uses of grades in assessment; (2) institutional review boards; (3) research design as a compromise; (4) standardized testing; (5) self-reported measures; (6) missing data; (7) weighting data; (8) conditional…

Volkwein, J. Fredericks; Yin, Alexander C.

2010-01-01

468

Issues of Gender. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This symposium is comprised of three papers on issues of gender in human resource development (HRD). "The Impact of Awareness and Action on the Implementation of a Women's Network" (Laura L. Bierema) reports on research to examine how gender consciousness emerges through the formation of in-company networks to promote corporate women's status. It…

2002

469

Critical Endowment Policy Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Governing boards and administrations wrestle with complex endowment policy decisions that will determine current institutional quality and future institutional viability. This chapter presents data from the 2006 NACUBO Endowment Study (published in 2007), divided into the following issues of endowment management: historical returns; endowment…

Lapovsky, Lucie

2007-01-01

470

Addressing Student Life Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These two conference papers from the Biennial Conference on Postsecondary Education for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing focus on campus life issues for individuals with deafness or hard of hearing. The first paper, "A Customized Residence Hall Experience for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing" (Nancy Kasinski and others), describes…

Kolvitz, Marcia, Ed.

471

Action Learning Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains four papers from a symposium on adult learning issues and human resource development (HRD). "Creating a Systemic Framework for the Transfer of Learning from an Action Learning Experience" (Suzanne D. Butterfield, Kitty Gold, Verna J. Willis) discusses a study of the organizational elements that affect learning and transfer…

1998

472

Regional Report Issue Paper  

E-print Network

of this report.] East South Central Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee West South Central ArkansasRutgers Regional Report Issue Paper Number 27 April 2008 Published by This research was supported by the Michael J. and Susan Angelides Public Policy Research Fund of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning

473

Ethical Issues in Pharmacogenetics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The issue-focused, peer-reviewed article illustrates how pharmacogenetics promises drugs specific to an individual's condition. However, it poses some ethical concerns: invasion of medical privacy, unequal distribution of benefits, discrimination because it involves genetic tests, and research/business conflict-of-interest.

Carol Isaacson Barash (Genetics, Ethics & Policy Consulting, Inc.; )

2001-02-01

474

Contextual Learning Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains four symposium papers on contextual learning issues. "Learning to Learn Strategies of Successful Real Estate Professionals: Implications for Learning in the Workplace" (Margot B. Weinstein) describes a multicase study in which a model called the Individual Learning System was used to identify the strategies and resources…

1999

475

OI Issues: Hearing Loss  

MedlinePLUS

... consumer magazine that focuses on hearing loss and hearing issues. Miracle Ear Children’s Foundation P.O. Box 59261 Minneapolis, MN ... 234-5422 http://www.miracle-ear.com/ Miracle Ear Children’s Foundation provides free hearing aids for qualifying children in low-income families. ...

476

Integrated Education. Feature Issue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This "feature issue" provides various perspectives on a number of integrated education topics, including successful integration practices and strategies, the changing roles of teachers, the appropriate role of research, the history and future of integrated education, and the realization of dreams of life in the mainstream for children with severe…

York, Jennifer, Ed.; Vandercook, Terri, Ed.

1988-01-01

477

Multicultural Issues in Autism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The professional literature provides ample evidence that individuals with autism exhibit a myriad of unusual social, communication, and behavioral patterns of interactions that present challenges to their families and service providers. However, there is a dearth of quality works on multicultural issues regarding autistic spectrum disorders. In…

Dyches, Tina Taylor; Wilder, Lynn K.; Sudweeks, Richard R.; Obiakor, Festus E.; Algozzine, Bob

2004-01-01

478

[Thematic Issue: Remote Sensing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Four of the articles in this publication discuss the remote sensing of the Earth and its resources by satellites. Among the topics dealt with are the development and management of remote sensing systems, types of satellites used for remote sensing, the uses of remote sensing, and issues involved in using information obtained through remote…

Howkins, John, Ed.

1978-01-01

479

Issues in Labor Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics collects "succinct, up-to-the-minute background papers on current topics" at the Issues in Labor Statistics publication page. Each two-page edition addresses labor topics as diverse as auto dealer employment and highway fatalities with graphical summaries and BLS contacts for additional information.

480

Issues in HRD. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains four papers on issues in human resource development (HRD). "Employability By Sector of Industry: Taking Account of Supply and Demand Characteristics (Andries de Grip, Jasper B. van Loo, Jos M.A.F. Sanders) reports on development of an Industry Employability Index that integrates both supply and demand determinants of…

2002

481

Contemporary Career Development Issues.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book provides practical guidance and examples for human resource development (HRD) specialists to use in the evaluation of their current career development programs and the design of new ones. "Issues in the Management of Careers" (Jerome Adams) provides a summary of each chapter and points out specific questions the chapter can answer.…

Morrison, Robert F., Ed.; Adams, Jerome, Ed.

482

Inside this issue: Sustainability  

E-print Network

Inside this issue: Message 1 Sustainability Week 2 Recycling and Energy 3 Fallbany 4 Harvest Fest 5 Office of Environmental Sustainability Sustainability Bulletin As the fall semester winds down, I look forward to one of our biggest events of the year, Sustainability Week. The UAlbany Students

Kidd, William S. F.

483

Issues in Cave Biology  

Microsoft Academic Search

I shall discuss the most critical issues in North American cave biology, par- ticularly those related to conservation and cave management. The major impacts on cave life have been caused by water projects, land development, quarrying, killing and disturbing animals, sedimentation, contaminants, and nutrient loss and enrichment. Less obvious impacts are trampling, cave invasions by exotic and pest species, and

William R. Elliott

484

Assistive Technologies, Feature Issue.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This feature issue of a newsletter on community integration of individuals with developmental disabilities considers the role of assistive technologies. It describes efforts to utilize consumer direction, public policy, creativity, energy, and professional know-how in the pursuit of technology-based opportunities to enhance community inclusion,…

Wobschall, Rachel, Ed.; Lakin, Charlie, Ed.

1995-01-01

485

Constitutional Issues and Iowa.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Important constitutional issues are presented in a manner appropriate for use in the classroom. Case studies and events from the history of Iowa are used to illuminate the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Freedom of expression and students' rights are discussed in "The Black Armband Case"; free exercise of religion as won by the Iowa's Amish is…

Gore, Deborah, Ed.

1987-01-01

486

Legal Issues: Status Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper provides information concerning legal issues relating to sex bias which may be inherent in the present popular usage of standardized interest measurement instruments, focusing on current laws and guidelines, and the possible implications of judicial decisions which relate to sex bias and interest testing in education and employment…

Fitzgerald, Laurine E.; Fisher, B. Jeanne

487

National Issues Forums  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Demonstrating an appreciation for the perspectives of others is now recognized as one of the single most important learning outcomes of a college education. This skill, fundamental to democracy and civic engagement, is honed in college by institutions that provide opportunities for students to interact with their peers and others on issues that…

Parkins, Leslie

2006-01-01

488

Multicultural Issues in Consultation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the historical development of consultation and superimposes multicultural theories and models onto several traditional consultation models. Included is a selective review of the literature from consultation, communication, and education that relate to multicultural issues. Makes an ethical imperative for the consultant to acknowledge,…

Jackson, Dennis N.; Hayes, Denise Hughley

1993-01-01

489

PRESIDENTIAL ISSUE Cynthia Mahan  

E-print Network

PRESIDENTIAL ISSUE Cynthia Mahan 2005 SAS President 59/12 DECEMBER 2005 ISSN: 0003-7028 Official Volume 59, Number 12, 2005 1534 Simple Nanosecond to Minutes Transient Absorption Spectrophotometer' Calendar 298A What's New 2005 Buyer's Guide 304A Applied Spectroscopy News 305A Book Reviews 307A

Michel, Robert G.

490

International Issues in Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Anxiety, negative attitudes, and attrition are all issues presented in the teaching of statistics to undergraduates in research-based degrees regardless of location. Previous works have looked at these obstacles, but none have consolidated a multilingual, multinational effort using a consistent method. Over 400 Spanish-, English-, and…

Ruggeri, Kai; Diaz, Carmen; Kelley, Karl; Papousek, Ilona; Dempster, Martin; Hanna, Donncha

2008-01-01

491

Issues of HRD. Symposium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains three papers from a symposium on issues of human resource development (HRD). "The Complex Roots of Human Resource Development" (Monica Lee) discusses the roots of HRD within the framework of the following views of management: (1) classic (the view that managers must be able to create appropriate rules and procedures for…

2002

492

Factorisation issues in Diffraction  

E-print Network

Factorisation issues in Diffraction Armen Bunyatyan for the H1 and ZEUS Collaborations New Trends factorisation in diffraction with jets and D* · ET dependence of rapidity gap survival probability are diffractive distinguish two classes of events depending on photon virtuality: Q2~0 photoproduction Q2»0 deep

493

WESTERN FARM LABOR ISSUES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines three farm labor issues: (1) how mechanization affects the demand for farm labor; (2) how immigration reform affects the supply of farm workers; and (3) how 10 years of collective bargaining affect the farm labor market. The evidence suggests that mechanization, immigration reform, and collective bargaining have had or will have fewer effects on the farm labor

PHILIP L. MARTIN

1986-01-01

494

Southern Enclave Issue 11  

E-print Network

Greg Jarvis Dick Scobee ]ucly Resnik Christa McAuliffe IN MEMORY OF THE CHALLENGER SEVEN O! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth..., will be built; if not this year, the next one; if not the next one, five years hence. CREWS WILL be found. "Found," did I say? Potential crew members, the best and the brightest, will beat down the doors, begging acceptance: knowing all about Christa Mc...

1986-01-01

495

Interstat Issue 22  

E-print Network

Sagebark Houston, TX 77089 Re: INTERSTAT 21. To Meredith Minter. First, thanks for saying what I wanted to say to G.M. Carr, but didn't get around to. Second, "Bread and Cir cuses" is not one of my favorites, but I like it. To answer your objections.... Comments? Cheryl Rice The reason the Romans in "Bread and Circuses" 4158 Alicia Trail speak English is the same reason the Romans in Stow, Ohio 44224 I, Claudius, Ben Hur, and Spartacus do. It's simply an accepted convention, the alternative being sub...

1979-01-01

496

Accepted Manuscript Finding Optimal Vaccination Strategies under Parameter Uncertainty using  

E-print Network

Accepted Manuscript Finding Optimal Vaccination Strategies under Parameter Uncertainty using.W. Tanner, L. Sattenspiel, L. Ntaimo, Finding Optimal Vaccination Strategies under Parameter Uncertainty disclaimers that apply to the journal pertain. #12;ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT Finding Optimal Vaccination Strategies

Ntaimo, Lewis

497

30 CFR 879.13 - Acceptance of gifts of land.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Acceptance of gifts of land. 879.13 Section 879.13 Mineral...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ABANDONED MINE LAND RECLAMATION ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, AND DISPOSITION OF LANDS AND WATER § 879.13 Acceptance of...

2010-07-01

498

10 CFR 1050.202 - Allowable acceptance of gifts.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Allowable acceptance of gifts. 1050.202 Section 1050.202 Energy...OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) FOREIGN GIFTS AND DECORATIONS Guidelines for Acceptance of Foreign Gifts or Decorations § 1050.202...

2010-01-01

499

14 CFR Sec. 2-1 - Generally accepted accounting principles.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 false Generally accepted accounting principles. Sec. 2-1 Section...LARGE CERTIFICATED AIR CARRIERS General Accounting Provisions Sec. 2-1 Generally accepted accounting principles. (a) The...

2010-01-01

500

14 CFR Sec. 2-1 - Generally accepted accounting principles.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 false Generally accepted accounting principles. Sec. 2-1 Section...LARGE CERTIFICATED AIR CARRIERS General Accounting Provisions Sec. 2-1 Generally accepted accounting principles. (a) The...

2011-01-01