Sample records for ex-post facto research

  1. Ex post facto assessment of diffusion tensor imaging metrics from different MRI protocols: Preparing for multicentre studies in ALS.

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    Rosskopf, Johannes; Müller, Hans-Peter; Dreyhaupt, Jens; Gorges, Martin; Ludolph, Albert C; Kassubek, Jan

    2015-03-01

    Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) for assessing ALS-associated white matter alterations has still not reached the level of a neuroimaging biomarker. Since large-scale multicentre DTI studies in ALS may be hampered by differences in scanning protocols, an approach for pooling of DTI data acquired with different protocols was investigated. Three hundred and nine datasets from 170 ALS patients and 139 controls were collected ex post facto from a monocentric database reflecting different scanning protocols. A 3D correction algorithm was introduced for a combined analysis of DTI metrics despite different acquisition protocols, with the focus on the CST as the tract correlate of ALS neuropathological stage 1. A homogenous set of data was obtained by application of 3D correction matrices. Results showed that a fractional anisotropy (FA) threshold of 0.41 could be defined to discriminate ALS patients from controls (sensitivity/specificity, 74%/72%). For the remaining test sample, sensitivity/specificity values of 68%/74% were obtained. In conclusion, the objective was to merge data recorded with different DTI protocols with 3D correction matrices for analyses at group level. These post processing tools might facilitate analysis of large study samples in a multicentre setting for DTI analysis at group level to aid in establishing DTI as a non-invasive biomarker for ALS. PMID:25574564

  2. An Ex Post Facto Evaluation Framework for Place-Based Police Interventions

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    Braga, Anthony A.; Hureau, David M.; Papachristos, Andrew V.

    2011-01-01

    Background: A small but growing body of research evidence suggests that place-based police interventions generate significant crime control gains. While place-based policing strategies have been adopted by a majority of U.S. police departments, very few agencies make a priori commitments to rigorous evaluations. Objective: Recent methodological…

  3. An Ex-Post Facto Examination of Relationships among the Developmental Designs Professional Development Model/Classroom Management Approach, School Leadership, Climate, Student Achievement, Attendance, and Behavior in High Poverty, Middle Grades Schools

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    Hough, David L.; Schmitt, Vicki L.

    2011-01-01

    This study reports finding from an ex post facto causal-comparison study utilizing data from a multifaceted program evaluation of a professional development approach to classroom management known as Development Designs 1 and Developmental Designs 2 (DD1 & D2). Data from this program evaluation indicate that teachers implement a number of classroom…

  4. Technology and Engineering Education Accommodation Service Profile: An Ex Post Facto Research Design

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    Ernst, Jeremy V.; Williams, Thomas O., Jr.

    2014-01-01

    Technology and engineering educators have an opportunity to serve a vital role in contributing to or assisting in the guidance of educational programming for students qualifying for accommodation services. Within this article, students referred to as at-risk were from two specific special populations within this group: individuals with…

  5. An Ex Post Facto Study of First-Year Student Orientation as an Indicator of Student Success at a Community College

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    Ellis-O'Quinn, Amanda

    2012-01-01

    While community colleges do an excellent job of fulfilling their open door mission, research shows that the completion rate for community college students is dismal. One retention strategy often employed by community colleges is providing support through orientation programs. A great deal of research has focused on orientation at the four-year…

  6. Posterior Implementation vs Ex-Post Implementation

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    Franz, Sven Oliver

    Posterior Implementation vs Ex-Post Implementation by Philippe Jehiel, Moritz Meyer-ter-Vehn, Benny Moldovanu and William R. Zame1 This version: 1.9.2006 In this short note we discuss how posterior, posterior implemen- tation is de...ned with respect to the information released by the mechanism

  7. Ex Post Private Information and Monopolistic Screening

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    Daniel Krahmer; Roland Strausz

    2008-01-01

    This paper investigates how additional ex post private information by the agent affects the equilibrium outcome of the monopolistic screening model. In general, the principal always weakly benefits when the agent receives additional private information after the contracting stage. Instead, both the agent's equilibrium payoffs and allocative efficiency may, due to the principal's concerns about information rents, increase or decrease.

  8. The process of taking ideas into reality, an ex post facto framework

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    Rustagi, Kevin Ashok

    2011-01-01

    The process of taking an idea into reality has long fascinated me. Throughout the course of college, I have had the privilege of helping to create three varying projects: a workshop designing custom-machined clock faces, ...

  9. EX ANTE PREPAREDNESS VS. EX POST RESPONSE TO ANIMAL DISEASE INTRODUCTIONS: BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY?

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    Sorry? U.S. agriculture, which in 2002 accounted for $250 billion in gross domestic product and employedEX ANTE PREPAREDNESS VS. EX POST RESPONSE TO ANIMAL DISEASE INTRODUCTIONS: BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY? LEVAN ELBAKIDZE Assistant Research Professor Department of Agricultural Economics Texas A&M University

  10. Academic Staff Research Productivity: A Study of Universities in South-South Zone of Nigeria

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    Usang, Bassey; Basil, Akuegwu; Lucy, Udida; Udey, Franca U.

    2007-01-01

    This study examined academic staff research productivity in Universities in South-South zone of Nigeria. Ex post facto design was adopted for this study. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide this study. The sample size comprised of 480 academic staff drawn from a population of 3120. Data collection was carried out using a…

  11. Ex Post Welfare under Alternative Health Care Systems

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    JOHN LEACH

    2010-01-01

    The implications of a societal aversion to inequality for the optimal structure of the health care system are studied. The agents are assumed to be?ex ante?identical, but to differ?ex post?in the state of their health. Inequality aversion is introduced by postulating a strictly concave?ex post?social welfare function. It is shown that the optimal public health care system allocates health care

  12. Ex Post Welfare under Alternative Health Care Systems

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    John Leach

    2007-01-01

    This paper studies the implications of a societal aversion to inequality for the optimal design of a public health care system. Inequality aversion is introduced by postulating a strictly concave ex post social welfare function. Illnesses are characterized by three factors: the agent's health with treatment, the agent's health without treatment, and the cost of treatment. It is shown that

  13. ACIAR ECONOMIC IMPACT MODEL FOR USE IN PROJECT DEVELOPMENT (EXANTE) AND COMPLETED PROJECT (OR EX-POST) EVALUATIONS: A USER’S MANUAL

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    Godfrey Lubulwa; Susan McMeniman

    1999-01-01

    This paper discusses the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Economic Impact Model which can be used in ex-ante and ex-post evaluations of projects. The model is a traded good model which estimates changes in producer and consumer surplus as a result of a supply or demand shift. It is written in Microsoft® Excel 97 and uses Visual Basic

  14. Ex Post Moral Hazard and Bayesian Learning in Insurance Michael Ludkovski1

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    Ludkovski, Mike

    prudently. However, many insurance contracts (notably automobile insurance) have a recurring nature. Thus buyers and in- surers, especially in the private passenger automobile and homeowner's insuranceEx Post Moral Hazard and Bayesian Learning in Insurance Michael Ludkovski1 and Virginia R. Young

  15. Explaining Michigan: Developing an Ex Post Theory of a Quality Improvement Program

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    Dixon-Woods, Mary; Bosk, Charles L; Aveling, Emma Louise; Goeschel, Christine A; Pronovost, Peter J

    2011-01-01

    Context: Understanding how and why programs work—not simply whether they work—is crucial. Good theory is indispensable to advancing the science of improvement. We argue for the usefulness of ex post theorization of programs. Methods: We propose an approach, located within the broad family of theory-oriented methods, for developing ex post theories of interventional programs. We use this approach to develop an ex post theory of the Michigan Intensive Care Unit (ICU) project, which attracted international attention by successfully reducing rates of central venous catheter bloodstream infections (CVC-BSIs). The procedure used to develop the ex post theory was (1) identify program leaders’ initial theory of change and learning from running the program; (2) enhance this with new information in the form of theoretical contributions from social scientists; (3) synthesize prior and new information to produce an updated theory. Findings: The Michigan project achieved its effects by (1) generating isomorphic pressures for ICUs to join the program and conform to its requirements; (2) creating a densely networked community with strong horizontal links that exerted normative pressures on members; (3) reframing CVC-BSIs as a social problem and addressing it through a professional movement combining “grassroots” features with a vertically integrating program structure; (4) using several interventions that functioned in different ways to shape a culture of commitment to doing better in practice; (5) harnessing data on infection rates as a disciplinary force; and (6) using “hard edges.” Conclusions: Updating program theory in the light of experience from program implementation is essential to improving programs’ generalizability and transferability, although it is not a substitute for concurrent evaluative fieldwork. Future iterations of programs based on the Michigan project, and improvement science more generally, may benefit from the updated theory present here. PMID:21676020

  16. Financing long-term care: ex ante, ex post or both?

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    Costa-Font, Joan; Courbage, Christophe; Swartz, Katherine

    2015-03-01

    This paper attempts to examine the heterogeneity in the public financing of long-term care (LTC) and the wide-ranging instruments in place to finance LTC services. We distinguish and classify the institutional responses to the need for LTC financing as ex ante (occurring prior to when the need arises, such as insurance) and ex post (occurring after the need arises, such as public sector and family financing). Then, we examine country-specific data to ascertain whether the two types of financing are complements or substitutes. Finally, we examine exploratory cross-national data on public expenditure determinants, specifically economic, demographic and social determinants. We show that although both ex ante and ex post mechanisms exist in all countries with advanced industrial economies and despite the fact that instruments are different across countries, ex ante and ex post instruments are largely substitutes for each other. Expenditure estimates to date indicate that the public financing of LTC is highly sensitive to a country's income, ageing of the population and the availability of informal caregiving. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25760582

  17. Examining the Lautenberg Amendment in the Civilian and Military Contexts: Congressional Overreaching, Statutory Vagueness, Ex Post Facto Violations, and Implementation Flaws

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    Jessica A. Golden

    2001-01-01

    The Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968 was passed in 1996 with the purpose of preventing gun-related domestic violence. The Lautenberg Amendment's passage raises unique commerce clause issues, and the amendment is possibly unconstitutional. Part I of the article examines the Commerce Clause (and Tenth Amendment) challenges to the Lautenberg Amendment. It provides the history of cases

  18. Ex post manipulation of barriers in InGaAs tunnel injection devices

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    Talalaev, Vadim G.; Cirlin, George E.; Novikov, Boris V.; Fuhrmann, Bodo; Werner, Peter; Tomm, Jens W.

    2015-01-01

    Ex post manipulation of ˜1.1 ?m emitting InGaAs/GaAs-based quantum dot-quantum well tunnel injection light emitting devices is demonstrated experimentally. The devices were operated at elevated forward currents until irreversible alterations were observed. As a result, changes in the steady-state optical spectra (electroluminescence, photoluminescence, and photocurrent), in carrier kinetics, in transport properties, and real structure are found. Except for degradation effects, e.g., of larger quantum dots, also restoration/annealing effects such as increased tunnel barriers are observed. The results furnish evidence for a generic degradation mode of nanostructures. We qualitatively interpret the mechanisms involved on both the nanoscopic and the device scales.

  19. Ex post power economic analysis of record of decision operational restrictions at Glen Canyon Dam.

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    Veselka, T. D.; Poch, L. A.; Palmer, C. S.; Loftin, S.; Osiek, B; Decision and Information Sciences; Western Area Power Administration

    2010-07-31

    On October 9, 1996, Bruce Babbitt, then-Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior signed the Record of Decision (ROD) on operating criteria for the Glen Canyon Dam (GCD). Criteria selected were based on the Modified Low Fluctuating Flow (MLFF) Alternative as described in the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam, Colorado River Storage Project, Arizona, Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (Reclamation 1995). These restrictions reduced the operating flexibility of the hydroelectric power plant and therefore its economic value. The EIS provided impact information to support the ROD, including an analysis of operating criteria alternatives on power system economics. This ex post study reevaluates ROD power economic impacts and compares these results to the economic analysis performed prior (ex ante) to the ROD for the MLFF Alternative. On the basis of the methodology used in the ex ante analysis, anticipated annual economic impacts of the ROD were estimated to range from approximately $15.1 million to $44.2 million in terms of 1991 dollars ($1991). This ex post analysis incorporates historical events that took place between 1997 and 2005, including the evolution of power markets in the Western Electricity Coordinating Council as reflected in market prices for capacity and energy. Prompted by ROD operational restrictions, this analysis also incorporates a decision made by the Western Area Power Administration to modify commitments that it made to its customers. Simulated operations of GCD were based on the premise that hourly production patterns would maximize the economic value of the hydropower resource. On the basis of this assumption, it was estimated that economic impacts were on average $26.3 million in $1991, or $39 million in $2009.

  20. Influences on standards adoption in de facto standardization

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    Angsana A. Techatassanasoontorn; Shuguang Suo

    In the IT industry, de facto standards emerge from standards competition as firms offer incompatible technologies, and user choices determine the outcome of the\\u000a competition. The standards literature suggests that strong network effects create a bias toward a standard with a large installed\\u000a base, leading to a winner-take-all outcome. More recently, several researchers have revealed that the dynamics of standardization

  1. Sociodemographic Diversity, Correlated Achievement, and De Facto Tracking.

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    Lucas, Samuel R.; Berends, Mark

    2002-01-01

    Investigates school-level correlates of de facto tracking. Explains that the higher the correlation between student achievements in different domains, the more pronounced the de facto tracking. Argues that racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity are also positively controlled. Suggests that de facto tracking is maintained by technical and…

  2. An Ex Post Facto Study on the Relationship between Self-Reported Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Experiences and Instructor Confidence, Institutional Loyalty, and Student Satisfaction among Part-Time Instructors

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    Watson, Carolyn A.

    2012-01-01

    Problem: The most recent data from the U.S. Department of Educational Statistics estimate that part-time faculty now comprises almost half of the faculty labor force; many believe this statistic has been gravely underestimated. Powerful unions like the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and the American Association of Colleges…

  3. 47 CFR 1.9010 - De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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  4. 47 CFR 1.9010 - De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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  5. 47 CFR 1.9010 - De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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  6. 47 CFR 1.9010 - De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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  7. 47 CFR 1.9030 - Long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements. 1.9030 Section 1.9030 Telecommunication...Long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements. (a) Overview. Under the...long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangement in which the licensee retains de...

  8. 47 CFR 1.9035 - Short-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Short-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements. 1.9035 Section 1.9035 Telecommunication...Short-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements. (a) Overview. Under the...short-term de facto transfer leasing arrangement in which the licensee retains de...

  9. The use of de jure to maintain a de facto status quo

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    Gallard Martínez, Alejandro José; Antrop-González, René

    2013-12-01

    The vignette we use as the introduction works to define and distinguish the concepts of de jure and de facto pedagogical actions, especially as related to Latin@ education and its relationship with STEM fields. The authors assert that de jure educational policies, which are often legal guidelines that mandate minimum levels of compliance, unfortunately become translated to mean the normative way to implement educational practice. Hence, going above and beyond the call of duty to educate Latin@ children and youth through culturally meaningful STEM practices while respecting, affirming, and utilizing decolonizing ways of viewing science and math is not viewed as standard. Thus, it is imperative that STEM educators who work with Latin@ learners demand that de jure education guidelines translated as de facto pedagogical actions are not enough. On the contrary, de jure and de facto ways of teaching and learning should always consist of a counterhegemonic normative.

  10. 47 CFR 1.9035 - Short-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...in any of the included services) and a spectrum lessee may enter into a short-term...while de facto control of the leased spectrum is transferred to the spectrum...

  11. 47 CFR 1.9035 - Short-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...in any of the included services) and a spectrum lessee may enter into a short-term...while de facto control of the leased spectrum is transferred to the spectrum...

  12. 47 CFR 1.9035 - Short-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...in any of the included services) and a spectrum lessee may enter into a short-term...while de facto control of the leased spectrum is transferred to the spectrum...

  13. 47 CFR 1.9030 - Long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...in any of the included services) and a spectrum lessee may enter into a long-term de...while de facto control of the leased spectrum is transferred to the spectrum...

  14. 47 CFR 1.9030 - Long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...in any of the included services) and a spectrum lessee may enter into a long-term de...while de facto control of the leased spectrum is transferred to the spectrum...

  15. 47 CFR 1.9030 - Long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...in any of the included services) and a spectrum lessee may enter into a long-term de...while de facto control of the leased spectrum is transferred to the spectrum...

  16. 47 CFR 1.9035 - Short-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...in any of the included services) and a spectrum lessee may enter into a short-term...while de facto control of the leased spectrum is transferred to the spectrum...

  17. 47 CFR 1.9030 - Long-term de facto transfer leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...in any of the included services) and a spectrum lessee may enter into a long-term de...while de facto control of the leased spectrum is transferred to the spectrum...

  18. The Use of De Jure to Maintain a De Facto Status Quo

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    Gallard Martínez, Alejandro José; Antrop-González, René

    2013-01-01

    The vignette we use as the introduction works to define and distinguish the concepts of de jure and de facto pedagogical actions, especially as related to Latin@ education and its relationship with STEM fields. The authors assert that de jure educational policies, which are often legal guidelines that mandate minimum levels of compliance,…

  19. Tax Rates, Progressivity and de facto Fiscal Indexation in Ten European Countries

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    Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa

    1991-01-01

    Difficulties in European fiscal harmonization will mainly depend on present inter-country differences in effective rather than scheduled tax rates and tax structures. This paper therefore tries to evaluate the historical and current heterogeneities and similarities which characterize not only de lege, but also de facto, the tax systems regarding the workers of ten European countries (eight belonging to the EC

  20. "De facto" Privatisation of Education and the Poor: Implications of a Study from Sub-Saharan Africa and India

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    Tooley, James; Dixon, Pauline

    2006-01-01

    Three types of privatisation are identified--involving demand-side financing, reforms to the educational supply-side and "de facto" privatisation, where responsibilities are transferred to the private sector, through the rapid growth of private schools, rather than through reform or legislation. Although "de facto" privatisation may arise because…

  1. The Educational Function of an Astronomy Research Experience for Undergraduates Program as Described by Female Participants

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    Slater, Stephanie

    2010-01-01

    The long-running REU-program is tacitly intended to increase retention and provide "an important educational experience" for undergraduates, particularly women, minorities and underrepresented groups. This longitudinal, two-stage study was designed to explore the ways in which the REU acted as an educational experience for 51 women in the field of astronomy. Stage-1 consisted of an ex post facto analysis of data collected over 8 years, including multiple interviews with each participant during their REU, annual open-ended alumni surveys, faculty interviews, and extensive field notes. Four themes emerged, related to developing understandings of the nature of professional scientific work, the scientific process, the culture of academia, and an understanding of the "self." Analysis provided an initial theory that was used to design the Stage-2 interview protocol. In Stage-2, over 10 hours of interviews were conducted with 8 participants selected for their potential to disconfirm the initial theory. Results indicate that the REU provided a limited impact in terms of participants’ knowledge of professional astronomy as a largely computer-based endeavor. The REU did not provide a substantive educational experience related to the nature of scientific work, the scientific process, the culture of academia, participants' conceptions about themselves as situated in science, or other aspects of the "self,” were limited. Instead, the data suggests that these women began the REU with pre-existing and remarkably strong conceptions in these areas, and that the REU did not functional to alter those states. These conceptions were frequently associated with other mentors/scientist interactions, from middle school into the undergraduate years. Instructors and family members also served as crucial forces in shaping highly developed, stable science identities. Sustained relationships with mentors were particularly transformational. These findings motivate an ongoing research agenda of long-term mentoring relationships for women in the sciences, at a variety of stages and across multiple disciplines.

  2. Tutoring: A Support Strategy for At-Risk Students

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    Rheinheimer, David C.; Grace-Odeleye, Beverlyn; Francois, Germain E.; Kusorgbor, Cynthia

    2010-01-01

    A longitudinal research study was conducted at a public university in Pennsylvania on a sample of 129 at-risk students from a state-funded program (Act 101) designed to provide support services for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. This research employed a non-experimental, ex post facto methodology to assess the impact of…

  3. Students Perceived Value towards Quality of Distance Education in Tamil Nadu

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    Jeyaraj, P.; Sugumar, D.; Thandavamoorthy, K.; Xavier, S. Joseph

    2014-01-01

    The quality of education of any distance learning programme is maintained by various ways, such as: quality of study material, internal and external evaluation, and student support methods and so on. The above aspects should be available in aspects to the Post graduate degree students. In this research Ex Post Facto research with field survey is…

  4. From "At Risk" to "At Promise": An Evaluation of an Early Reading First Project

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    Zoll, Susan Marie

    2012-01-01

    This study demonstrates the impact of an Early Reading First intervention on preschool children's language and literacy development using an ex post facto, causal-comparative research design. The project's professional development model was evaluated to produce a process and outcome evaluation to answer two overarching research

  5. Relative Contributions of Selected Teachers' Variables and Students' Attitudes toward Academic Achievement in Biology among Senior Secondary School Students in Ondo State, Nigeria

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    Gbore, L. O.; Daramola, C. A.

    2013-01-01

    This study investigated the relative contributions of selected teachers' variables and students' attitude towards academic achievement in biology among senior secondary schools in Ondo State, Nigeria. It involved descriptive survey research and ex-post facto research designs. The sample, 360 respondents which consists of 180 biology teachers and…

  6. Preparing Foster Youth for Adulthood: A Knowledge-Building Perspective.

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    Mech, Edmund V.

    1994-01-01

    Introduces articles presenting a cross section of current research activity on preparing foster youth for adulthood. Suggests it is vital to develop a knowledge-building agenda; that research efforts be prospective and programmatic rather than ex post facto, occasional, or sporadic; and that attention be directed toward testing and evaluating…

  7. An Alert Fusion Framework for Situation Awareness of Coordinated Multistage Attacks

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    Sunu Mathew; Chintan Shah; Shambhu J. Upadhyaya

    2005-01-01

    Recent incidents in the cyber world strongly suggest that coordinated multistage cyber attacks are quite feasible and that effective countermeasures need to be developed. Attack detection by correlation and fusion of intrusion alerts has been an active area of current research. However, most of these research efforts focus on ex post facto analysis of alert data to uncover related attacks.

  8. ICARDA. Ex post Impact Assessment of Natural Resource Management Technologies in Crop-Livestock Systems in Dry Areas of Morocco and Tunisia

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    K. SHIDEED; V. ALARY; A. LAAMARI; A. NEFZAOUI; M. EL MOURID

    The low rainfall areas (200-350 mm) of the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region are characterized by low levels of economic activity, a high incidence of land degradation and a high percentage of rural popu- lation. Agriculture accounts for nearly 30% of the total labour force in the region. Public and private sector investment in agricultural research and technology

  9. Efficacy of Indexing and Abstracting Services for the Dissemination of Agricultural Information Resources in the Institure for Agricultural Research Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

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    Gabriel, KASA, M.

    2012-10-01

    The efficacy of Indexing and Abstracting service for effective organization, storage and retrieval of information resources for agricultural research in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria necessitated examining the situation in Agricultural Library, Institute for Agricultural Research, Samaru. The study examines the processes, awareness and problems militating against the effective exploitation of the indexing and abstracting services in the Agricultural library established in 1975. The study was conducted ex post facto, data collected span from 2006 ñ 2010. Total sample sizes of 752 patrons and 20,236 intellectually indexed and abstracted resources were involved in the study. Data collected were subjected to descriptive and inferential statistics. The result revealed that a total of 644 articles were indexed and abstracted, 35% of these was done in 2010. Results for awareness show 452 (60.11%) to be aware in 2008. A total 584 articles were indexed and abstracted from which 167 (28.59%) was retrieved in 2006. Patrons, 270 (35.90%) attributed the poor use of the service to assumption it is a referral unit. The hypothesis testing revealed that there is significant association between articles indexed and abstracted with information consulted by patrons (?2cal,100.31>?2tab,9.488) at 5% level of probability and df, 4. In conclusion, enormous documents on Nigerian agriculture are indexed and abstracted in the unit, implying that the service is desirous and consistent. The study recommends that the unit should explore the use of modern technology, employ a permanent subject specialist, train and retrain the unit staff as well as intensify it general orientation campaigns to focus on awareness and use of the indexing and abstracting services.

  10. Initial Performance of the Aspect System on the Chandra Observatory: Post-Facto Aspect Reconstruction

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    Aldcroft, T.; Karovska, M.; Cresitello-Dittmar, M.; Cameron, R.

    2000-01-01

    The aspect system of the Chandra Observatory plays a key role in realizing the full potential of Chandra's x-ray optics and detectors. To achieve the highest spatial and spectral resolution (for grating observations), an accurate post-facto time history of the spacecraft attitude and internal alignment is needed. The CXC has developed a suite of tools which process sensor data from the aspect camera assembly and gyroscopes, and produce the spacecraft aspect solution. In this poster, the design of the aspect pipeline software is briefly described, followed by details of aspect system performance during the first eight months of flight. The two key metrics of aspect performance are: image reconstruction accuracy, which measures the x-ray image blurring introduced by aspect; and celestial location, which is the accuracy of detected source positions in absolute sky coordinates.

  11. Impact of English Proficiency on Academic Performance of International Students

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    Martirosyan, Nara M.; Hwang, Eunjin; Wanjohi, Reubenson

    2015-01-01

    Using an ex-post facto, non-experimental approach, this research examined the impact of English language proficiency and multilingualism on the academic performance of international students enrolled in a four-year university located in north central Louisiana in the United States. Data were collected through a self-reported questionnaire from 59…

  12. Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Availability of Schools' Infrastructure for Effective Program Implementation

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    Ikoya, Peter O.; Onoyase, D.

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines the availability and adequacy of schools' infrastructural facilities for implementation of the Universal Basic Education program in Nigeria. Adopting the "ex post facto" design, the researchers used existing school data on physical facilities, including a survey of key stakeholders in the education sector. Data analysed…

  13. Gender Disparity Analysis in Academic Achievement at Higher Education Preparatory Schools: Case of South Wollo, Ethiopia

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    Eshetu, Amogne Asfaw

    2015-01-01

    Gender is among the determinant factors affecting students' academic achievement. This paper tried to investigate the impact of gender on academic performance of preparatory secondary school students based on 2014 EHEECE result. Ex post facto research design was used. To that end, data were collected from 3243 students from eight purposively…

  14. The Influence of Local Politics on Educational Decisions

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    Bigham, Gary; Ray, Jan

    2012-01-01

    This ex post facto, causal-comparative research study examined student reading performance data within a school district before and after a school district-wide decision to alter the reading curriculum in response to local political pressure from parents. Data analysis revealed that test scores dropped to a significantly lower level, especially…

  15. Mode of Entry as a Predictor of Success in Final Year Bachelor of Education Degree Examinations in Universities in Ekiti and Ondo States, Nigeria

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    Adeyemi, T. O.

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates the mode of entry as a predictor of success in final year bachelor of education degree examinations in universities in Ekiti and Ondo States, Nigeria. As an ex-post facto and correlational research, the study population comprised all the 1810 final year 400 level students in the two universities offering education courses,…

  16. The Effects of Modeling Instruction on High School Physics Academic Achievement

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    Wright, Tiffanie L.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore whether Modeling Instruction, compared to traditional lecturing, is an effective instructional method to promote academic achievement in selected high school physics classes at a rural middle Tennessee high school. This study used an "ex post facto," quasi-experimental research methodology. The…

  17. How Principals Learn to Lead: The Comparative Influence of On-the-Job Experiences, Administrator Credential Programs, and the ISLLC Standards in the Development of Leadership Expertise among Urban Public School Principals

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    Davis, Stephen H.; Leon, Ronald J.; Fultz, Miriam

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the comparative influence of college administrator credential programs, on-the-job experiences, and the ISLLC Standards in the development of leadership expertise among urban public school principals. An exploratory, ex-post-facto research design used both quantitative and qualitative approaches. A survey…

  18. Automated Writing Evaluation Program's Effect on Student Writing Achievement

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    Holman, Lester Donnie

    2011-01-01

    In an ex post facto causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) programs on raising the student writing achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) writing achievement scores from the 2010 administration were utilized for this study. The independent variable…

  19. Automated writing evaluation program's effect on student writing achievement

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    Lester Donnie Holman

    2011-01-01

    In an ex post facto causal-comparative research design, this study investigated the effectiveness of Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) programs on raising the student writing achievement. Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) writing achievement scores from the 2010 administration were utilized for this study. The independent variable for the study was the usage of an AWE program. The dependent variable for the

  20. Analysis of the impact of students' perceptions of parental involvement, teacher warmth, teacher practices, and motivation on selected school outcomes

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    Maureen C Egbuna

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of students’ perceptions of parental involvement, teacher warmth, teacher practices, and motivation on selected school outcomes such as student academic achievement, student behavior and student attendance. The study participants are 150 fourth grade students attending a selected elementary school. The design of this study is ex post facto research design.

  1. Characteristics of Highly Effective Cooperating Teachers: A Study of Their Backgrounds and Preparation

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    Killian, Joyce E.; Wilkins, Elizabeth A.

    2009-01-01

    This study used interviews and other artifacts collected during student teaching as the basis for rating 13 elementary cooperating teachers on their supervisory effectiveness. Once highly effective cooperating teachers were differentiated from their less effective peers, researchers used ex post facto methods to identify background and…

  2. Decision-Making Self-Efficacy and Barriers in Career Decision Making among Community College Students

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    Kelly, Rosemary R.; Hatcher, Tim

    2013-01-01

    This study explored differences between career decision-making self-efficacy (CDMSE) and career barriers of students enrolled in applied technology programs compared to those enrolled in college transfer. Participants in the ex post facto cross-sectional survey included 787 students at a community college. The following research questions were…

  3. College Student Adjustment and Health Behaviors

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    Hall, Lisa Anne

    2010-01-01

    This study explored the relationship between student adjustment theory and college student health behaviors. Specifically, this research examined first-year freshmen college student physical activity and nutrition behaviors and impact on adjustment to college (N = 37,564). The design for this study was a non-experimental "ex post facto"…

  4. Differences in Affect, Life Satisfaction, and Depression between Successfully and Unsuccessfully Rehabilitated Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries

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    Chapin, Martha H.; Holbert, Donald

    2009-01-01

    This study assessed whether persons with spinal cord injuries who were successfully rehabilitated differed from those who were not with regard to positive and negative affect, life satisfaction, and depression. An ex post facto research design compared persons with spinal cord injuries who were previously employed with persons with spinal cord…

  5. The Difference in the Academic Achievement of Hispanic High School Students Based on the Theme of the Small Learning Community

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    Martinez, Beate M. Winter

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to describe the difference in the academic achievement of urban Hispanic high school students based on the small learning community theme. The study used a quantitative method of ex post facto research to examine how the academic achievement of Hispanic high school students differs across the themes of small…

  6. Factors of Role Conflict among Livestock Extension Professionals in Andhra Pradesh, India

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    Sasidhar, P. V. K.; Rao, B. Sudhakar; Sreeramulu, Piedy

    2008-01-01

    To know the factors of role conflict among livestock extension professionals in Andhra Pradesh, India. Study was conducted following ex-post facto research design. Data were collected from 180 respondents through survey questionnaires. The data were subjected to multiple regression and path analyses to know the factors of role conflict.…

  7. Reduced Admissions for Acute Myocardial Infarction Associated with a Public Smoking Ban: Matched Controlled Study

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    Seo, Dong-Chul; Torabi, Mohammad R.

    2007-01-01

    There has been no research linking implementation of a public smoking ban and reduced incidence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) among nonsmoking patients. An ex post facto matched control group study was conducted to determine whether there was a change in hospital admissions for AMI among nonsmoking patients after a public smoking ban was…

  8. Legally White, Socially "Mexican": The Politics of De Jure and De Facto School Segregation in the American Southwest

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    Donato, Ruben; Hanson, Jarrod S.

    2012-01-01

    The history of Mexican American school segregation is complex, often misunderstood, and currently unresolved. The literature suggests that Mexican Americans experienced de facto segregation because it was local custom and never sanctioned at the state level in the American Southwest. However, the same literature suggests that Mexican Americans…

  9. In: M. Verleysen, ed., ESANN'96: European Sympo-sium on Arti cial Neural Networks, D-Facto Pub-

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    Tesfatsion, Leigh

    In: M. Verleysen, ed., ESANN'96: European Sympo- sium on Arti cial Neural Networks, D-Facto Pub- lishers, Brussels, 1996, p. 61 72 invited paper. Growing Self-organizing Networks - Why? Bernd Fritzke.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de Abstract. The reasons to use growing self-organizing networks are investigated. First an overview

  10. ReFacto? and Advate? 2 : a single-dose, randomized, two-period crossover pharmacokinetics study in subjects with haemophilia A

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    M. P. SMITH; R. KLAMROTH; P. M. MANNUCCI; C. KOLLMER; J. FEINGOLD; C. KESSLER; H. POLLMANN; M. MORFINI; C. UDATA; C. ROTHSCHILD; C. HERMANS; R. JANCO

    2007-01-01

    Summary. ReFacto is a recombinant B-domain- deleted, monoclonal antibody-purified, solvent-de- tergent-treated factor VIII (BDDrFVIII) with no albumin added to the final formulation. Although ReFacto has been shown to be bioequivalent to a plasma-derived FVIII product (Hemophil-M) in a randomized, crossover pharmacokinetic (PK) study, the comparability of ReFacto with the full-length (complete sequence) recombinant FVIII (FLrFVIII, Advate) product has not been

  11. ReFacto and Advate: a single-dose, randomized, two-period crossover pharmacokinetics study in subjects with haemophilia A.

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    Di Paola, J; Smith, M P; Klamroth, R; Mannucci, P M; Kollmer, C; Feingold, J; Kessler, C; Pollmann, H; Morfini, M; Udata, C; Rothschild, C; Hermans, C; Janco, R

    2007-03-01

    ReFacto is a recombinant B-domain-deleted, monoclonal antibody-purified, solvent-detergent-treated factor VIII (BDDrFVIII) with no albumin added to the final formulation. Although ReFacto has been shown to be bioequivalent to a plasma-derived FVIII product (Hemophil-M) in a randomized, crossover pharmacokinetic (PK) study, the comparability of ReFacto with the full-length (complete sequence) recombinant FVIII (FLrFVIII, Advate) product has not been previously examined in this manner. The primary objective of this study was to compare the PKs of ReFacto with those of Advate in patients with severe haemophilia A. This was a third-party unblinded, randomized, multicentre, two-period crossover PKs study of ReFacto and Advate in subjects with severe haemophilia A (FVIII:C < or =1%). Blood samples were collected over a 48-h period after i.v. administration of each of the FVIII products. FVIII:C was determined using the chromogenic substrate assay (CSA) in a central laboratory. The plasma FVIII:C PK parameters of ReFacto and Advate were determined using non-compartmental analysis. Bioequivalence was assessed on maximum plasma concentration (C(max)) and the area under the plasma concentration vs. time curves (AUCs) using an anova. The two products were judged to be equivalent if the 90% confidence limits of the ratio of the geometric mean values of C(max) and AUCs fell within the interval of 80-125%. Results from this PKs comparison of two different rFVIII products, using chromogenic substrate assay to measure FVIII:C, showed that ReFacto and Advate are bioequivalent to each other. PMID:17286764

  12. Lessons from Islamic Polygamy: A Case for Expanding the American Concept of Surviving Spouse So As to Include De Facto Polygamous Spouses

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    Michele Alexandre

    2007-01-01

    While polygamy is illegal in the United States, forms of it are still practiced either overtly, pursuant to religious traditions, or covertly, by the maintenance of two or more family units. As a result, any claims, disputes, or abuses that arise in the context of de facto polygamous unions remain irremediable. My focus, in this Article, is not to advocate

  13. Interpersonal Violence in Alcohol Complicated Marital Relationships (A Study from India)

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    Selwyn Stanley

    2008-01-01

    This study compared 75 wives of alcoholics with an equal number of wives of non-alcoholics matched on key socio-demographic\\u000a variables, using a cross sectional ex-post facto research design. Instruments to assess the extent of conflict and danger\\u000a perceived by them in their marital relationship, besides the communication apprehension experienced towards their partners\\u000a were administered. Analyses showed that the wives of

  14. Identifying some important success factors in adopting agile software development practices

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    Subhas Chandra Misra; Vinod Kumar; Uma Kumar

    2009-01-01

    Agile software development (ASD) is an emerging approach in software engineering, initially advocated by a group of 17 software professionals who practice a set of “lightweight” methods, and share a common set of values of software development. In this paper, we advance the state-of-the-art of the research in this area by conducting a survey-based ex-post-facto study for identifying factors from

  15. One of These Laws is Not Like the Others: Why the Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act Raises New Constitutional Questions

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    Yung, Corey Rayburn

    2009-01-01

    provisions of SORNA. Consequently, this article concludes that either Congress should amend SORNA or courts should strike down portions of SORNA on Ex Post Facto Clause, due process, and Commerce Clause grounds....

  16. 78 FR 40430 - De Facto

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    2013-07-05

    ...Antidumping Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economy Countries AGENCY: Import Administration...antidumping proceedings involving non-market economy (``NME'') countries. Through that...Antidumping Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economy Countries, 75 FR 78676 (December...

  17. The Rise and Fall of School Integration in Israel: Research and Policy Analysis

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    Resh, Nura; Dar, Yechezkel

    2012-01-01

    School integration (desegregation) was introduced in Israeli junior high schools in 1968 with the aim of increasing educational equality and decreasing (Jewish) ethnic divides. While never officially abandoned, a "de facto" retreat from this policy has been observed since the early 1990s, despite the voluminous research that revealed its positive,…

  18. Performance Funding of Swiss Universities--Success or Failure?: An Ex Post Analysis

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    Schenker-Wicki, Andrea; Hurlimann, Mark

    2006-01-01

    In the past decade, based on a change in paradigms in university policy, performance funding on a cantonal and central state level has been introduced in Switzerland: the universities have been granted higher autonomy, combined with global budgets and contract management by the responsible authorities (cantonal authorities). At the same time, the…

  19. Environmental Constraints on Hydropower: An Ex Post Benefit-Cost Analysis of Dam

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    Kotchen, Matthew J.

    federal laws-- including the Grand Canyon Protection Act (1992), the Northwest Power Act (1980, species recovery measures imple- mented under the Endangered Species Act (1973) affect hydroelectric the turbines during periods of peak elec- tricity demand. #12;flow dramatically increased the number of Chinook

  20. Ex post evaluation of tradable permits : the U.S. SO? cap-and-trade program

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    Ellerman, A. Denny

    2003-01-01

    The U.S. SO2 cap-and-trade program was established as a result of the enactment of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (1990 CAAA) under the authority granted by Title IV, which included several measures to reduce precursor ...

  1. Value Maximization as an Ex-Post Consistent Firm Objective When Markets are Incomplete

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    Sabarwal, Tarun

    2007-01-01

    ; #2; #3; #4; #5; #6; #7; #8; #3; #5; #2; #0;#1;#2;#1;#3;#4;#5;#6;#3;#7;#8; #1;#11;#12; #2;#1;#14;#15;#4;#2;#1; #1;#1;#16;#17;#3;#8;#17;#8;#14;#1;#18;#19;#15;#1;#16;#11;#8;#7;#17;#1;#12; #12; #2;#1;#7;#4;#3;#20;#1;#12;#14;#4;#3;#1; #16;#21; #11;#8;#7...;#17;#5;#1;#12;#1;#22;#23;#8;#3;#14;#8;#7;#1;#1;#24;#4;#7;#17;#5;#1;#14;#25;#14;#1;#1;#26;#4;#18;#16;#1;#3;#27;#28;#29;#30;#31; #25; !#3;"#1;##1;#27;#28;#29;#30;$ #25; %#20;#1;#3;#16;#4;#16;#18; & #5;#14;#8;#16;#27;#28;#29;#30;$ #25; #26...

  2. Researching \\

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    Carla O'Connor; Amanda Lewis; Jennifer Mueller

    This article delineates how race has been undertheorized in research on the educational experiences and outcomes of Blacks. The authors identify two dominant traditions by which researchers have invoked race (i.e., as culture and as a variable) and outline their conceptual limitations. They analyze how these traditions mask the heterogene- ity of the Black experience, underanalyze institutionalized produc- tions of

  3. Green initiative impact on stock prices: A quantitative study of the clean energy industry

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    Jurisich, John M.

    The purpose of this quantitative ex post facto research study was to explore the relationship between green initiative expense disclosures and stock prices of 46 NASDAQ listed Clean Edge Green Energy global companies from 2007 to 2010. The independent variables were sales and marketing, environmental, customer and supplier, community, and corporate governance practices that were correlated with the dependent variable in the study of stock prices. Expense disclosures were examined in an effort to measure the impact of green initiative programs and to expose the interrelationships between green initiative expense disclosures and fluctuations of stock prices. The data for the research was secondary data from existing annual reports. A statistically significant relationship was revealed between environmental practices and changes in stock prices. The study results also provided substantial evidence for leadership and managerial decision making to reduce or increase green initiative practices to maximize shareholder wealth of their respective organizations.

  4. Strategic human resource management: what does it mean in practice?

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    Ken Lovell

    2009-01-01

    Personnel management has evolved into human resource management (HRM) and more recently into strategic HRM (SHRM). This incremental transformation is easily discernible in scholarly literature but much less is known about the extent to which it has been mirrored in management practices in organisations. This is an ex post facto study of the extent to which the behaviour of senior

  5. Effectiveness of Manual Physical Therapy to the Cervical Spine in the Management of Lateral Epicondylalgia: A Retrospective Analysis

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    Joshua A. Cleland; Julie M. Whitman; Julie M. Fritz

    2004-01-01

    Design: Retrospective ex-post facto design. Objectives: To retrospectively review the management of patients with lateral epicondylalgia, and to compare self-reported outcomes to assess the potential benefit of manual physical therapy to the cervical spine. Background: It has been postulated that dysfunction of the cervical spine may contribute to the symptoms associated with lateral epicondylalgia; however, the literature assessing the effectiveness

  6. Emergent Literacy Skills Achievement of Kindergarteners in Relation to Sample Demographics in Southeastern Connecticut

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    Graves, KellyAnn

    2010-01-01

    This ex post facto, quasi-experimental study was conducted at a single-site, kindergarten through eighth grade district in rural, southeastern Connecticut. Of the single cohort of kindergarten students (N = 35) participating, eight students received fall intervention from a trained paraprofessional using "Stepping Stones to Literacy" and winter…

  7. Estrategias de afrontamiento en el inicio de la adolescencia y su relación con el consumo de drogas y la conducta problemática

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    José Antonio Gómez-Fraguela; Ángeles Luengo-Martín; Estrella Romero-Triñanes; Paula Villar-Torres; Jorge Sobral-Fernández

    2006-01-01

    ABSTRACT. This ex post,facto study analyzes coping,strategies in a Galician sample ofjunior,secondary-school students ,(mean age = 12.5) using the Adolescent Coping Scale (General form) developed,by Frydenberg,and Lewis. Descriptives are compared with the normative data for the Spanish version, which were obtained from an older

  8. Lifelong Adaptability: A Cultural Literacy Perspective (Revised Edition)

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    Moyer, John Thayer

    2011-01-01

    This revised 1997 ex post facto study attempted to identify a lifelong adaptability curriculum from a cultural literacy perspective. It investigated students' lifelong adaptability ratings of 15 general school subjects as predicted by family structure, parental age, parental educational level, student cultural literacy, and student gender;…

  9. A Psycho-Social Study of Outstanding Female Athletes.

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    Balazs, Eva K.

    This study is an ex post facto analysis of the life histories of 24 Olympic female champions which attempts to determine events and variables in the psychological and social driving forces behind outstanding achievement in sports. The data was gathered by (a) personal interviews, (b) the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS), and (c) a data…

  10. The Freshman Year Experience: Student Retention and Student Success

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    Sidle, Meg Wright; McReynolds, Janet

    2009-01-01

    This ex post facto controlled investigation was conducted from 1993 to 1996 at a medium sized, regional, predominantly White, public, four-year university in the Midwest to determine the relationship between participation in the institution's freshman year experience course and student retention and success. Students who participated in the course…

  11. Advancement via Individual Determination: A Model for Equity in Secondary Mathematics

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    Hodges, Cynthia D.

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the impact of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) methodologies on the mathematics achievement of African American, European American, and Hispanic students as measured by the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) End of Course (EOC) for Algebra I. This quantitative nonexperimental ex post facto

  12. Predictors of Graduation among College Students with Disabilities

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    Pingry O'Neill, Laura N.; Markward, Martha J.; French, Joshua P.

    2012-01-01

    This exploratory study determined which set of student characteristics and disability-related services explained graduation success among college students with disabilities. The archived records of 1,289 unidentified students with disabilities in three public universities were examined ex-post-facto to collect demographic data on the students, the…

  13. College Applicants Who Took the COMPASS Test in 2006 (Part 1): Applicant Data

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    Preuss, Michael

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this ex post facto investigation was to determine the characteristics of and need for developmental education in the college applicant pool in 2006. Demographic data and COMPASS placement test results were gathered for the 1,079 applicants in 2006 who had complete records. These data were considered in the aggregate and in subsets…

  14. Success and Persistence of Developmental Mathematics Students Based on Age and Ethnicity

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    Wolfle, James D.

    2012-01-01

    This ex post facto study examined the fall-to-fall persistence and academic success of students in a medium-sized Virginia community college. The variables of age and ethnicity in combination with whether a student's first mathematics course was developmental were used to examine the effects of each. It was found that neither the interaction of…

  15. The Impact of Optional Flexible Year Program on Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Test Scores of Fifth Grade Students

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    Longbotham, Pamela J.

    2012-01-01

    The study examined the impact of participation in an optional flexible year program (OFYP) on academic achievement. The ex post facto study employed an explanatory sequential mixed methods design. The non-probability sample consisted of 163 fifth grade students in an OFYP district and 137 5th graders in a 180-day instructional year school…

  16. Internationalization Efforts in United States Community Colleges: A Comparative Analysis of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Institutions

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    Harder, Natalie J.

    2011-01-01

    With community colleges educating up to one-half of all U.S. undergraduates, more focus on internationalization is warranted in order to ensure student competitiveness in today's global labor pool. This ex post facto study of 2006 survey data from the American Council on Education (ACE) found a low level of internationalization occurring at most…

  17. 32 CFR 151.7 - Fair trial guarantees.

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    2010-07-01

    ...be violated must set forth specific and definite standards of guilt. (b) Accused shall not be prosecuted under an ex post facto law. (c) Accused shall not be punished by bills of attainder. (d) Accused must be informed of the nature and...

  18. The Role of Online Reader Experience in Explaining Students' Performance in Digital Reading

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    Gil-Flores, Javier; Torres-Gordillo, Juan-Jesus; Perera-Rodriguez, Victor-Hugo

    2012-01-01

    This study explores the relationship between students' extracurricular experiences online and their performance on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), focusing specifically on students' competence in digital reading. The study uses a descriptive, correlational, ex post facto design. The data are taken from Spanish students'…

  19. Return on Postsecondary Education Investment: An Analysis of Professional and Technical Education Degrees in Idaho

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    Midgley, Jeri S.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this ex-post facto quantitative study was to evaluate the benefits of professional technical postsecondary education in Idaho. Human capital theory formed the basis of understanding the importance of acquiring education beyond high school, both for the individual and society. Interactions between entry earnings and cost of attending…

  20. The Relationship between Credit Acceptance and Baccalaureate Degree Persistence for Transfer Students

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    Turk, Kimberly Tisdale

    2012-01-01

    Articulation agreements were created to make transferring from a state-supported community college to a state-supported university a smoother process while reducing the higher education costs for the state. This ex-post facto study examined the relationship between the pathway North Carolina community college students used to complete the general…

  1. Some Models for Estimating Technical and Scale Inefficiencies inData Envelopment Analysis

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    R. D. Banker; A. Charnes; W. W. Cooper

    1984-01-01

    In management contexts, mathematical programming is usually used to evaluate a collection of possible alternative courses of action en route to selecting one which is best. In this capacity, mathematical programming serves as a planning aid to management. Data Envelopment Analysis reverses this role and employs mathematical programming to obtain ex post facto evaluations of the relative efficiency of management

  2. Relationship of Academic Variables to National Council for Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse Performance of Graduates in a Selected Associate Degree Nursing Program.

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    Naron, Rosarica G.; Widlak, Frederic

    This report addresses the unstable and unsatisfactory performance of Chicago, Illinois' Olive-Harvey College's (OHC) associate degree nursing (ADN) graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). An ex post facto correlation study was designed to determine the worthiness of pre-nursing admission course…

  3. Unequal Achievement of Science Undergraduates: Does Sex Influence the Differences?

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    Patrick, Ajaja O.

    2012-01-01

    The major purpose of this study was to determine if gender influences grade points earned by university students who majored in biology, chemistry, and physics. The design of the study was ex-post facto, considering the academic records of science students admitted from 2003 to 2007. The total number of subjects used for the study was 637 biology,…

  4. A Comparison of Single-Purpose and Non-Single-Purpose Clinical Education on the Retention Rates of Registered Nursing Graduates

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    Bush, Dana I.

    2012-01-01

    There are 26 single-purpose nursing programs in the United States. They are nursing programs operated by hospitals with the single purpose of supplying the hospitals with well-prepared health care staff. Using a quantitative methodology and an ex post facto design, this study compared employment retention rates between single-purpose and…

  5. Heading toward the Finish Line: Effects of PLATO[R] Online Courses on Credit Recovery

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    Luopa, Patricia E.

    2010-01-01

    Students who have failed a core course that is required for graduation often re-take the course they failed. In recent years, school districts have been using on-line courses for the purpose of allowing their students to recover the credits they need. This study was an ex post facto exploratory examination of descriptive and inferential statistics…

  6. The Relationship between Post Reach Exit Exam (E[superscript 2]) Failure Remediation and NCLEX-RN Success of Graduates of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs

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    Allen, Patricia Gale

    2009-01-01

    An ex post facto study was conducted to determine whether any relationship exists between remediation post Reach Exit Exam (E[superscript 2]) failure and NCLEX-RN success of graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs. Data was gathered from responses to the seventh annual validity study (V7S) offered to deans and directors of nursing programs by…

  7. Children rearing children: A study of reportedly maltreating younger adolescents

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    F. G. Bolton; Roy H. Laner

    1986-01-01

    This ex post facto study of officially reported child abuse and neglect incidents examined the demographic and dynamic variables associated with reportedly maltreating adolescent mothers of differing ages. A sample of one half of all the incidents reported within Maricopa County, Arizona, was drawn for the period January 1, 1976, through December 31, 1978 (N =5,098). Adolescent mothers were compared

  8. Motivational and Volitional Variables Associated with Stages of Change for Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis: A Multiple Discriminant Analysis

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    Chiu, Chung-Yi; Fitzgerald, Sandra D.; Strand, David M.; Muller, Veronica; Brooks, Jessica; Chan, Fong

    2012-01-01

    The main objective of this study was to determine whether motivational and volitional variables identified in the health action process approach (HAPA) model can be used to successfully differentiate people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in different stages of change for exercise and physical activity. Ex-post-facto design using multiple…

  9. Parental Perceptions of Home Internet Use among Rural African American Families

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    Smith, Jeananne Oldham

    2008-01-01

    Despite the growth of home Internet use over the past decade, disparities still exist among certain socioeconomic groups of the population. Rural, lower socioeconomic and African Americans fall further behind in technology access than any other group. The purpose of this ex post facto qualitative study was to investigate parental perceptions…

  10. Wyoming's Instructional Facilitator Program: Teachers' Beliefs about the Impact of Coaching on Practice

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    Rush, Leslie S.; Young, Suzanne

    2011-01-01

    In 2006, the Wyoming state government allocated monies for the Department of Education to fund the work of Instructional Facilitators, or coaches, in schools across the state (Wyoming Department of Education, 2008). In Spring 2009, after the program had been in place for two years, an ex-post facto study was designed to examine the impact of the…

  11. A Comparative Analysis of Preschool Attendance and Reading Achievement among Second-Grade Students

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    Burton, Kelly Latham

    2011-01-01

    Preschool attendance is considered an important factor for predicting later success in literacy achievement. This quantitative ex-post facto study examined whether attendance of public prekindergarten is related to improved reading achievement in 2nd grade students in a rural, southeastern school district. The learning theories of Piaget, Bandura,…

  12. High School Graduates: The Influence of Academics and Attendance

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    Hardnett, Sharon G.

    2013-01-01

    Public awareness of the severity of the high school completion problem in terms of its educational, social, psychological, and economic impacts has grown in recent years. Using ex post facto data, this non-experimental, correlational study was designed to determine whether there are differences in academic performance and school attendance between…

  13. Opening the Gates to Foster Scholarship for Urban Students: Organizational Policies and Systemic Practices in a High Performing High Poverty Urban High School

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    Ellis, Regina Anderson

    2012-01-01

    The problem of underachievement seems to exist in school districts across the country, particularly, where there are a significant percentage of students of color and low socio-economic groups. The purpose of this qualitative case study, conducted with an ex post facto approach, was to bring to light the organizational policies and systemic…

  14. Pell Grants Are a Waste of Taxpayer Money: A Study of the Effects of Pell Grants on Persistence in For-Profit Four-Year Colleges

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    Filerino, William J.

    2013-01-01

    This ex post facto study examined the relationship between Pell Grant aid and persistence of for-profit four-year college students enrolled during 2003-04 through the next six years in the United States and Puerto Rico. This study examined the demographic dissimilarities in students based on age, gender, financial aid status and ethnicity of those…

  15. Implications of the Effects of Grade Configurations on Fifth Grade Students' Science Achievement

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    Johnson, Delonda

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine if grade level configuration and student achievement in science, specifically fifth grade Science TAKS scores are related. This study utilized a causal comparative (ex post facto) design to determine if a consistent relationship existed between fifth grade students' success on the science TAKS at the…

  16. The Relationship between Grade Configuration and Standardized Science Test Scores of Fifth-Grade Students: What School Administrators Should Know

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    Johnson, Delonda; Jones, Lisa; Simieou, Felix; Matthew, Kathryn; Morgan, Bryan

    2013-01-01

    This study utilized a causal comparative (ex post facto) design to determine if a consistent relationship existed between fifth-grade students' success on the Science Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) at the elementary (K-5) level in comparison to fifth-grade students' success on the science TAKS at the intermediate (5-6)…

  17. The Relationship between Self-Perceptions of Accountability by High School Principals and Student Test Scores

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    Koester, Edward L.

    2010-01-01

    The high school principalship has been designated an area of professional shortage by many states. Resignations and terminations have been numerous as a result of poor student test performance. The purpose of this ex post facto correlation study was to investigate the self-perceptions of accountability by high school principals as they related to…

  18. Stigmatizing Attributions and Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes of People with Disabilities

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    Chan, Jacob Yui-Chung; Keegan, John P.; Ditchman, Nicole; Gonzalez, Rene; Zheng, Lisa Xi; Chan, Fong

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To determine whether employment outcomes of people with disabilities can be predicted by the social-cognitive/attribution theory of stigmatization. Design: Ex post facto design using data mining technique and logistic regression analysis. Participants: Data from 40,585 vocational rehabilitation (VR) consumers were extracted from the…

  19. Attitudes towards Disability in Education through the SSCI (2000-2011): A Topical and Bibliometric Analysis

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    Garcia-Fernandez, Jose Manuel; Ingles, Candido J.; Juan, Maria Vicent; Gonzalvez-Macia, Carolina; Manas-Viejo, Carmen

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: The purpose of this study is to describe and characterize the international scientific output relating to "attitudes towards disability in education", using a battery of bibliometric indicators that make it possible to analyze and monitor international scientific activity. Method: This "ex post facto"…

  20. Rural Electrification and Level of Living: Evaluation of Impact.

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    Davis, J. Michael; Saunders, John

    Utilizing an ex-post-facto experimental design, all occupied households located within the rural area of Canton San Carlos in Costa Rica (La Fortuna) were studied in August of 1972 for purposes of testing the hypothesis that electricity use is positively associated with level of living. Interviews with 452 heads of households (when possible)…

  1. The Impact of Education Support Advisors on the Attendance, Discipline, and Achievement of At-Risk Students

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    Townsend, Cathy J.

    2010-01-01

    This quantitative, causal-comparative study utilized ex post facto data to examine the impact of education support advisors (ESAs) on the discipline, attendance, and achievement of at-risk students in Grades 3-12. Fourteen education support advisors working in 16 elementary and 8 secondary schools of this mid-Atlantic school district consistently…

  2. A Better Benchmark Assessment: Multiple-Choice versus Project-Based

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    Peariso, Jamon F.

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this literature review and Ex Post Facto descriptive study was to determine which type of benchmark assessment, multiple-choice or project-based, provides the best indication of general success on the history portion of the CST (California Standards Tests). The result of the study indicates that although the project-based benchmark…

  3. Dual Enrollment Programs: A Comparative Study of High School Students' College Academic Achievement at Different Settings

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    Flores, Agnes L. Acker

    2012-01-01

    The "ex post facto" causal-comparative study examined the academic achievement of high school students who took their dual credit English or mathematics college credit-bearing course in two different environments, namely, the college setting and the high school setting. Due to non-experimental nature of the study, no causal inferences…

  4. The Differences in Academic Achievement between Single-Sex Education and Coeducation Classes in Fifth Grade

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    Scoggins, Donna K.

    2009-01-01

    Single-sex education is an instructional innovation implemented to improve student academic achievement by teaching to the learning styles and interests of boys and/or girls. This ex post facto quantitative study examined the differences in academic achievement between single-sex education and coeducation classes on students' achievement in…

  5. Predictors of Employment Outcomes for People with Visual Impairment in Taiwan: The Contribution of Disability Employment Services

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    Jang, Yuh; Wang, Yun-Tung; Lin, Meng-Hsiu; Shih, Kevin J.

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: We investigated the employment status and identified factors that may affect the employment outcomes of people with visual impairments in Taiwan. Methods: A retrospective, ex post facto design study was conducted. The sample included 313 visually impaired clients who commenced and "closed" (completed) disability employment…

  6. The Dynamics of Team Characteristics within Professional Learning Communities

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    Morr, Shelly D.

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine if Professional Learning Communities in elementary schools that have strong evidence of the five dimensions of a Professional Learning Community have a higher degree of teamness than those schools that do not have strong evidence. Methodology: Using a descriptive and ex post facto study, the…

  7. Perceptions of California Middle School AVID and Non-AVID Teachers regarding Their Partnership and AVID Program Implementation

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    Pagano, Paul Gregory

    2009-01-01

    Purpose. The purposes of this study were to compare the perceptions of public middle school AVID and Non-AVID teachers regarding (a) their partnership in the AVID program, (b) the effectiveness of AVID program implementation, and (c) the factors that impede or facilitate AVID program implementation. Methodology. A descriptive, ex post facto

  8. FROM DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION TO GRADUATION: A COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

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    Ebenezer F. Kolajo

    2004-01-01

    Using an ex post facto analysis of outcomes data, this paper tracks the academic performances of developmental and non-developmental students and examines the effects that developmental courses have on subsequent academic progress leading up to graduation. Three-year data on developmental students and graduates were analyzed to discern the characteristics of students graduating from the College, and to compare and contrast

  9. A descriptive study of widows' grief responses, coping processes and social support within Roy's adaptation framework

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    Janet Hoey Robinson

    1991-01-01

    This ex-post facto descriptive correlational design study of widows during their second year of bereavement examines the relationships among grief responses, coping processes, social support, social network, income\\/education and spiritual beliefs. The theoretical framework of the study utilizes Roy's (1984) Adaptation Model and the Theory of the Person as an Adaptive System (1981). The bereavement event was conceptualized as the

  10. The Impact on Writing Achievement of Two Bilingual Education Models for English Language Learners

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    Valdez, Angela L.

    2012-01-01

    The number of English language learners (ELLs) within the school system in one Western U.S. state continues to rise; writing scores of ELLs lag well behind those of their English speaking peers. The purpose of this ex post facto quantitative causal comparative study was to examine the writing achievement of fourth grade ELLs instructed within a…

  11. The Comparative Analysis of Selected Characteristics of Students and Persistence in Level-One Developmental Mathematics

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    Lane, Shawn L.

    2009-01-01

    This study was an "ex post facto" analysis that examined select demographic and socioeconomic variables to determine their relationship to the academic persistence (passing or failing) of students enrolled in level-one developmental mathematics and persistence into level-two developmental mathematics at an urban community college for a three-year…

  12. THE INFLUENCE OF STUDENT LEARNING STYLE ON CRITICAL THINKING SKILL

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    Brian E. Myers; James E. Dyer

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of student learning style on critical thinking skill. The target population for this ex post facto study was 135 students enrolled in a college of agriculture and life sciences leadership development course at the University of Florida. Results showed that no critical thinking skill differences existed between male and female

  13. A portrait of the artist as a politician: the case of Adolf Hitler

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    John Dreijmanis

    2005-01-01

    Hitler behaved within the parameters of an artist and a narcissist as mediated by charisma and charismatic leadership. An ex post facto assessment of Hitler's personality type using the principles of Jungian typology reveals that even his most preferred psychological functions were not securely developed and this led him to overlook reality and become insensitive to the suffering of the

  14. Examining Physics Career Interests: Recruitment and Persistence into College

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    Lock, R. M.; Hazari, Z.; Sadler, P. M.; Sonnert, G.

    2012-03-01

    Compared to the undergraduate population, the number of students obtaining physics degrees has been declining since the 1960s. This trend continues despite the increasing number of students taking introductory physics courses in high school and college. Our work uses an ex-post facto design to study the factors that influence students' decision to pursue a career in physics at the beginning of college. These factors include high school physics classroom experiences, other science-related experiences, and students' career motivations. The data used in this study is drawn from the Persistence Research in Science and Engineering (PRiSE) Project, a large-scale study that surveyed a nationally representative sample of college/university students enrolled in introductory English courses about their interests and prior experiences in science.

  15. How many kilowatts are in a negawatt? Verifying ex post estimates of utility conservation impacts at the regional level

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    Parfomak, P.W.; Lave, L.B. [Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)

    1996-12-31

    Restructuring of utilities raises questions about the future of conservation programs. One of the greatest obstacles has been the persistent uncertainity among utility planners regarding true resource effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of conservation relative to conventional generation. The authors use econometric techniques to examine the aggregate commercial and industrial conservation impacts reported. The paper shows that utility conservation programs have been effective in reducing electric loads and that utilities have reported accurately. 44 refs., 3 tabs.

  16. The UFAIL Approach: Unconventional Technologies and Their “Unintended” Effects

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    David W. Agler

    2010-01-01

    This essay presents the use-first-and-investigate-later (UFAIL) approach to technological use through two case studies: the atomic bomb in World War II and chemical defoliants during the Vietnam War. The methodology of UFAIL is as follows: despite limited understanding of an array of potential effects (medical, environmental, etc.), technology users employ a commitment to ex post facto investigations of these effects.

  17. Characteristics of Drug-Abusing Women With Children in Residential Treatment: A Preliminary Evaluation of Program Retention and Treatment Completion

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    Lori Simons

    2008-01-01

    An ex post facto study was conducted to investigate treatment outcomes for 80 women and 168 children admitted into a residential substance-abuse treatment program. The results indicated childhood emotional neglect is a barrier for remaining in and completing treatment for African-American women with comorbid psychological disorders but not for those with crack cocaine dependent disorders. African-American women with comorbid psychological

  18. Accessibility to primary healthcare in the capital city of a northeastern state of Brazil: an evaluation of the results of a programme

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    Ligia Maria Vieira-da-Silva; Sonia Cristina Lima Chaves; Monique Azevedo Esperidião; Rosana Machado Lopes-Martinho

    2010-01-01

    BackgroundOrganisational barriers to primary healthcare are still relevant in developing countries. Although descriptive reports of some experiences focusing on improving accessibility have been published, few studies have evaluated specific interventions aimed at overcoming the organisational obstacles.ObjectiveTo evaluate the results of a project designed to improve accessibility to healthcare services in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.MethodologyAn evaluative, cross-sectional, ex post facto study that

  19. Ideación suicida y características asociadas en mujeres adolescentes

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    Catalina González-Forteza; Shoshana Berenzon-Gorn; Ana Ma. Tello-Granados; Dulce Facio-Florez; Ma. Elena Medina-Mora Icaza

    1998-01-01

    Objective. To determine the prevalence of suicidal ide- ation and the symptomatic profile as well as to identify the sociodemographic characteristics highlighting female ado- lescents with the highest scores on suicidal ideation in ad- olescents living in Mexico City: students and suicidal patients. Material and methods. A cross-sectional and ex-post-facto study was carried out in order to analize information from

  20. A Quantitative Examination of the Educational Technology Characteristics of Ohio Schools and Their Blue Ribbon Status

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    Goon, Dean A.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyze data from Ohio schools and the frequency of use of educational technology, a teacher's comfort level using technology, and a teacher's beliefs about the effect of educational technology on teaching and learning based upon the school's Blue Ribbon award status. The study used an ex-post facto,…

  1. Researcher / Researched: Repositioning Research Paradigms

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    Meerwald, Agnes May Lin

    2013-01-01

    "Researcher / Researched" calls for a complementary research methodology by proposing autoethnography as both a method and text that crosses the boundaries of conventional and alternative methodologies in higher education. Autoethnography rearticulates the researcher / researched positions by blurring the boundary between them. This…

  2. Research Services Research Accounting

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    Calgary, University of

    Research Services & Research Accounting Faculty Handbook Developed by: Research Services and Research Accounting and The Office of the Vice-President (Research) 2007 Edition Updated February, 2008 #12;Accelerating Research 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Purpose of This Handbook

  3. Research Opportunities Departmental Research

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    Kovalev, Leonid

    Research Opportunities Departmental Research: Biology (http://biology.syr.edu/undergrad/research.htm) Chemistry (http://chemistry.syr.edu/faculty/faculty.html) Physics (http://physics.syr.edu/research.htm) Engineering (http://www.ecs.syr.edu/research_lcs/index.aspx) Psychology (http://psychweb.syr.edu/Research

  4. Assessing cultural validity in standardized tests in stem education

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    Gassant, Lunes

    This quantitative ex post facto study examined how race and gender, as elements of culture, influence the development of common misconceptions among STEM students. Primary data came from a standardized test: the Digital Logic Concept Inventory (DLCI) developed by Drs. Geoffrey L. Herman, Michael C. Louis, and Craig Zilles from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The sample consisted of a cohort of 82 STEM students recruited from three universities in Northern Louisiana. Microsoft Excel and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) were used for data computation. Two key concepts, several sub concepts, and 19 misconceptions were tested through 11 items in the DLCI. Statistical analyses based on both the Classical Test Theory (Spearman, 1904) and the Item Response Theory (Lord, 1952) yielded similar results: some misconceptions in the DLCI can reliably be predicted by the Race or the Gender of the test taker. The research is significant because it has shown that some misconceptions in a STEM discipline attracted students with similar ethnic backgrounds differently; thus, leading to the existence of some cultural bias in the standardized test. Therefore the study encourages further research in cultural validity in standardized tests. With culturally valid tests, it will be possible to increase the effectiveness of targeted teaching and learning strategies for STEM students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. To some extent, this dissertation has contributed to understanding, better, the gap between high enrollment rates and low graduation rates among African American students and also among other minority students in STEM disciplines.

  5. The impact of selected educational factors on the academic achievement of secondary students

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    Epps, Bernethia Mechelle

    The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of related educational factors on the mathematics and science achievement of secondary students. The researcher compared the variables of instructional design, economic status and retention against the exit level scores on the mathematics and science Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test of 11th grade students. The technique used for this investigation was a Three-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Three hundred thirty five students from an urban school district in a metropolitan area in southeast Texas participated in this study. Ex-post facto data obtained from the district's student information system was utilized. Based on the results, the following conclusions were drawn. (1) Instructional design does impact mathematics and science achievement of students at the secondary level. (2) Retention during a student's ninth grade year does impact mathematics and science achievement. (3) The interaction of instructional design and retention does impact the mathematics and science achievement of students at the secondary level. (4) Economic status as a main effect or as an interaction effect does not impact mathematics and science achievement of students at the secondary level. For those seeking to explore this topic in greater depth, recommendations for further investigations might consider the study of teacher perceptions and attitudes toward students who attend school in the alternative setting. Additionally, future investigations might look into the level of experience and the reasons teachers choose to teach in the alternative setting.

  6. A call for change: clinical evaluation of student registered nurse anesthetists.

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    Collins, Shawn; Callahan, Margaret Faut

    2014-02-01

    The ability to integrate theory with practice is integral to a student's success. A common reason for attrition from a nurse anesthesia program is clinical issues. To document clinical competence, students are evaluated using various tools. For use of a clinical evaluation tool as possible evidence for a student's dismissal, an important psychometric property to ensure is instrument validity. Clinical evaluation instruments of nurse anesthesia programs are not standardized among programs, which suggests a lack of instrument validity. The lack of established validity of the instruments used to evaluate students' clinical progress brings into question their ability to detect a student who is truly in jeopardy of attrition. Given this possibility, clinical instrument validity warrants research to be fair to students and improve attrition rates based on valid data. This ex post facto study evaluated a 17-item clinical instrument tool to demonstrate the need for validity of clinical evaluation tools. It also compared clinical scores with scores on the National Certification Examination. PMID:24654354

  7. Dieting in Spanish adolescent girls.

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    López-Guimerà, Gemma; Fauquet, Jordi; Portell, Mariona; Sánchez-Carracedo, David; Raich, Rosa M

    2008-05-01

    This article examines the relation between dieting and non-dieting adolescent girls and body mass index (BMI), eating attitudes and the influence of the aesthetic body shape model. Three hundred forty-nine Spanish adolescent girls in their second year of secondary education were selected. The research design was a cross-sectional ex post facto study and validated measures were used to assess the main variables. Fourteen per cent of the sample was on a diet. Of this group, 69% were overweight, 70% had disordered eating attitudes and 70% were influenced by the current aesthetic body shape model. In all situations, the scores for dieters were significantly higher than those for non-dieters. Although there is not yet any clear consensus with regards to how adolescents interpret the term 'diet', the results indicate major differences between dieters and non-dieters and that those who self-report that they are on a diet present elements of the risk of developing eating and weight disorders. PMID:17910030

  8. Instructional Methods Within the Elementary-School Science Classroom Related to Improved Academic Performance

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    Baum, Lisa

    There is gap in passing rates on the standardized science assessment between European American and Hispanic American students. The purpose of this study was to examine student performance in science and the closing of the achievement gap between European American and Hispanic American students based upon receipt of an inquiry or noninquiry instruction method. Guided by the theoretical framework of constructive learning, this quantitative ex post facto research design gathered data from 8 teachers who had already implemented 1 of the 2 methods of instruction. The teachers were chosen through purposive sampling based on previous observations of instructional method and were placed into 2 groups depending upon the type of instruction: inquiry or noninquiry. Descriptive statistics were used to determine mean differences and a 2-way analysis of variance was used to determine mean differences in science test scores between European American and Hispanic American students and between the instructional methods to which they had been exposed. Results found that the inquiry instructional method was related to a significant increase in mean scores for both ethnic groups, but the achievement gap between the two groups was not closed by the inquiry instruction method. This study can promote positive social change for students by informing the efforts of educational leaders and teachers to create professional development using inquiry instruction. Students may perform higher on standardized tests when they are allowed to explore science by asking questions and answering their own questions through the collection and analysis of data.

  9. For Research Common Research

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    Church, George M.

    Blood Draw For Research Common Research Procedures: Blood Draws What is a blood draw? A blood draw done. More questions? Call: Questions to ask: 1. Are you drawing my blood specifically for the research keep my samples? 8. Will my blood samples be used for future research? 9. Will the results of the blood

  10. For Research Common Research

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    Church, George M.

    MRI Scans For Research Common Research Procedures: MRI Scans More questions? Call: Questions to ask: 1. Is this MRI being done specifically for the research study or is it also part of my regular and is not intended to provide medical advice. Talk with your doctor or research team before acting on any information

  11. For Research Common Research

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    Church, George M.

    PET Scans For Research Common Research Procedures: PET Scans What is Positron Emission Tomography: 1. Is this PET scan being done specifically for the research study or is it also a part of my purposes and is not intended to provide medical advice. Talk with your doctor or research team before

  12. Increase of Farmers' Knowledge through Farmer Seed Production Schools in Vietnam as Assessed on the Basis of Ex-Ante and Ex-Post Tests

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    Tin, Huynh Q.; Struik, Paul C.; Price, Lisa L.; Tuyen, Nguyen P.; Hoan, Nguyen P.; Bos, Heleen

    2010-01-01

    The study was designed to assess changes in farmers' knowledge of farmer seed production through schools (FSPSs) in Vietnam. A set of 25 questions covering five technical areas of the seed production process was used for pre and post knowledge testing at 12 FSPSs in the provinces Binh Dinh, Nam Dinh, Nghe An and Dong Thap. The main findings show…

  13. Willingness to pay for rapid diagnostic tests for the diagnosis and treatment of malaria in southeast Nigeria: ex post and ex ante

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    Benjamin SC Uzochukwu; Obinna E Onwujekwe; Nkoli P Uguru; Maduka D Ughasoro; Ogochukwu P Ezeoke

    2010-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The introduction of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) has improved the diagnosis and treatment of malaria. However, any successful control of malaria will depend on socio-economic factors that influence its management in the community. Willingness to pay (WTP) is important because consumer responses to prices will influence utilization of services and revenues collected. Also the consumer's attitude can influence monetary

  14. From fMRI Data To Cognitive Models: Testing the ACT-R Brain Mapping Hypothesis with an Ex-Post Model

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    Boll, Susanne

    ¨Ozyurt, Christiane Margarete Thiel§, and Arno Claassen¶ §Biological Psychology Lab Department of Psychology University of Oldenburg 26111 Oldenburg, Germany Email:jale.oezyurt@uni-oldenburg.de §Email- spondence between the modules of his cognitive architecture ACT-R and specific brain regions. This Brain

  15. Increase of Farmers' Knowledge through Farmer Seed Production Schools in Vietnam as Assessed on the Basis of Exante and Ex-post Tests

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Huynh Q. Tin; Paul C. Struik; Lisa L. Price; Nguyen P. Tuyen; Nguyen P. Hoan; Heleen Bos

    2010-01-01

    The study was designed to assess changes in farmers' knowledge of farmer seed production through schools (FSPSs) in Vietnam. A set of 25 questions covering five technical areas of the seed production process was used for pre and post knowledge testing at 12 FSPSs in the provinces Binh Dinh, Nam Dinh, Nghe An and Dong Thap. The main findings show

  16. Smallholder Information Sources and Communication Pathways for Cashew Production and Marketing in Tanzania: An Ex-Post Study in Tandahimba and Lindi Rural Districts, Southern Tanzania

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    Nyambo, Brigitte; Ligate, Elly

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: To identify and review production and marketing information sources and flows for smallholder cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) growers in Tanzania and recommend systems improvements for better technology uptake. Design/methodology/approach: Two-stage purposive samples were drawn. First, two districts in the main cashew producing areas,…

  17. Desert Research Institute: Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1969-12-31

    Operating as the nonprofit research campus of the University and Community College System of Nevada, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) conducts more than $27 million in environmental research each year with the help of its approximately 400 research faculty and support staff. The informational research page of the main Web site offers descriptions; publications; links; and other relevant facts from the various arms of the institute, which include the Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Division of Earth and Ecosystem, Division of Hydrologic Sciences, Center for Arid Lands Environmental Management, Center for Watersheds and Environmental Sustainability, and several others.

  18. Oral argument set.

    PubMed

    1999-03-01

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of [name removed]. [Name removed], a U.S. [Name removed] Major who violated orders by not telling two women with whom he had unprotected sex about his HIV status. The high court will decide whether [name removed]'s court-martial violates double jeopardy and ex post facto clauses of the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces said the Air Force's move to dismiss [name removed] following his conviction was an unconstitutional second punishment for the same offense. PMID:11366390

  19. IBM Research: Research Spotlight

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Research Spotlight is a service of IBM's Computer Science Division, offering an insider's perspective into some of the most cutting-edge work being conducted in the company's laboratories. Each month, a particular field of study is recognized in the Spotlight. Past focuses have included e-Commerce, artificial intelligence, multimedia, and many more. Upon exploring the Research Spotlight, users will find in-depth discussions of several relevant projects, links to additional information, and occasionally a few technical reports. Most months have multiple areas of research featured.

  20. Meta Research: Astronomy Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Meta Research, headed by astronomer Tom Van Flandern, fosters "research into ideas not otherwise supported solely because they conflict with mainstream theories in Astronomy." The website offers papers on alternative explanations in the fields of cosmology, solar systems, and gravity. Individuals can find out about upcoming solar eclipse expeditions and view images from past trips. Students and educators can find links to numerous astronomy-related animations including the Face on Mars, Fission Model, and Leonids meteor storm. Interested visitors can learn about membership opportunities and Meta Research publications.

  1. RESEARCH GROUPS Faculty & Research

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    Jefferys, William

    : MIKE ENDL Fritz Benedict (1/2) Anita Cochran Bill Cochran Trent Dupuy (1/2) Adam Kraus (1/2) Phillip Martinez Andy Riddle Emma Yu (1/2) STARS Faculty & Research Scientists/Associates CHAIR: FRITZ BENEDICT

  2. High speed research system study. Advanced flight deck configuration effects

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    Swink, Jay R.; Goins, Richard T.

    1992-01-01

    In mid-1991 NASA contracted with industry to study the high-speed civil transport (HSCT) flight deck challenges and assess the benefits, prior to initiating their High Speed Research Program (HSRP) Phase 2 efforts, then scheduled for FY-93. The results of this nine-month effort are presented, and a number of the most significant findings for the specified advanced concepts are highlighted: (1) a no nose-droop configuration; (2) a far forward cockpit location; and (3) advanced crew monitoring and control of complex systems. The results indicate that the no nose-droop configuration is critically dependent upon the design and development of a safe, reliable, and certifiable Synthetic Vision System (SVS). The droop-nose configuration would cause significant weight, performance, and cost penalties. The far forward cockpit location, with the conventional side-by-side seating provides little economic advantage; however, a configuration with a tandem seating arrangement provides a substantial increase in either additional payload (i.e., passengers) or potential downsizing of the vehicle with resulting increases in performance efficiencies and associated reductions in emissions. Without a droop nose, forward external visibility is negated and takeoff/landing guidance and control must rely on the use of the SVS. The technologies enabling such capabilities, which de facto provides for Category 3 all-weather operations on every flight independent of weather, represent a dramatic benefits multiplier in a 2005 global ATM network: both in terms of enhanced economic viability and environmental acceptability.

  3. Malaria Research

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    ... Malaria Understanding Malaria Malaria Research NIAID Role Basic Biology Prevention and Control Partnerships and Research Capacity NIAID ... malaria parasite. Related Links Global Research, Africa Vector Biology International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) ...

  4. Research Results Research Results

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    2009-04-01

    A Highly Efficient Route for Selective Phenol Hydrogenation to Cyclohexanone A Novel Mechanism Employed by KSHV to Maintain the Latent Infection was Revealed Breakthrough in the Synthesis of Interconnected NW/NT and NT/NW/NT Heterojunctions with Branched Topology GABA Transporter-1 Activity Modulates Hippocampal Theta Oscillation and Theta Burst Stimulation-Induced Long-Term Potentiation Meta-analysis of Vitamin D, Calcium and the Prevention of Breast Cancer New Findings on the Origin of TrpRS PKCd Regulates Cortical Radial Migration by Stabilizing the Cdk5 Activator P35 PKU Research Team Publishes Papers on Inhalation Exposure to Pollutant and Cancer Risk Progress of the Research on Arbitrarily Elliptical Invisibility Cloaks An Advance in Complete Oxidation of Formaldehyde at Low Temperatures

  5. Using dopamine research to generate rational cannabinoid drug policy.

    PubMed

    Loewinger, G C; Oleson, E B; Cheer, J F

    2013-01-01

    The recent rise in the recreational use of synthetic cannabinoids (e.g. 'K2' and 'Spice') has been accompanied by a corresponding increase in regulation. Besides prohibition of specific compounds and general class bans in over forty states, five synthetic cannabinoids (CB) are federally regulated under a 'temporary' ban and are currently under a formal review to determine whether to permanently schedule them. Whether through explicit prohibition of specific chemicals, or potential de facto bans of unofficially scheduled compounds through the analogue act, scheduling CBs may significantly impede researching their therapeutic utility and elucidating physiological roles of the endogenous CB system. We argue that a review of neuroscience research suggests that synthetic CBs that act like ??-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) by directly binding to and stimulating CB receptors (i.e. direct agonists), as well as novel drugs that indirectly stimulate these receptors by increasing levels of endogenous CB neurotransmitters (i.e. indirect agonists) have therapeutic value. Specifically, neurochemical research into how CBs influence mesolimbic dopamine release, a reliable and consistent marker of drugs' rewarding/reinforcing effects, provides the most useful indication of CB abuse liability, and may have implications for the generation of rational drug policy. It demonstrates that direct CB receptor agonists, but not indirect agonists, increase mesolimbic dopamine release. Thus, while direct CB receptor agonists pose an abuse liability, indirect agonists do not. We recommend regulatory agencies revise policies that treat these separate CB classes similarly and to curb regulation aimed at any CB receptor agonists as Schedule I, as this ignores their medicinal properties. PMID:22991092

  6. A Reassessment of the Impact of Astronomy REU Programs on Female Students

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    Slater, Stephanie J.; Slater, T. F.

    2008-05-01

    For many years, federal agencies have enthusiastically supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs to engage students in research experiences to encourage them to continue to pursue astronomy career paths. Despite widespread tacit agreement that such experiences are critically important to filling the STEM career pipeline, there has been insufficient evaluation published to substantiate these impacts, with what little is described focusing on building students’ confidence and enculturation into the scientific enterprise. Upon closer inspection the data that exists, it appears that REU's may have little impact on participants’ career decisions, with the small number of those who do alter their intentions in favor of attending being balanced out by those who decide not to attend. This scenario begs the question of do REU programs create students who will go on to STEM careers or, alternatively, do REU programs simply attract students who are already pre-destined for STEM careers? This study chose to approach the problem using a mixed method, ex post facto design. Using six years of data, pre- and post- interview transcripts were compared to career decisions to develop a framework through which to further interview participants with regard to which career pathway decisions they are making. An interview process was then used to develop a new model that explained both these participants’ choices and findings in previous research. Data suggests that the nature and perceived quality of an REU experience is largely irrelevant to STEM career pursuit. For participants who were already committed to graduate studies, the REU was a means to enhance their candidacy for admissions. Those least likely to attend graduate school were those who were not committed prior to the REU. For these participants the REU served as a means to enhance their resumes for post-graduation employment.

  7. The emergence and current performance of a health research system: lessons from Guinea Bissau

    PubMed Central

    2012-01-01

    Background Little is known about how health research systems (HRS) in low-income countries emerge and evolve over time, and how this process relates to their performance. Understanding how HRSs emerge is important for the development of well functioning National Health Research Systems (NHRS). The aim of this study was to assess how the HRS in Guinea Bissau has emerged and evolved over time and how the present system functions. Methods We used a qualitative case-study methodology to explore the emergence and current performance of the HRS, using the NHRS framework. We reviewed documents and carried out 39 in-depth interviews, ranging from health research to policy and practice stakeholders. Using an iterative approach, we undertook a thematic analysis of the data. Results The research practices in Guinea Bissau led to the emergence of a HRS with both local and international links and strong dependencies on international partners and donors. The post-colonial, volatile and resource-dependent context, changes in donor policies, training of local researchers and nature of the research findings influenced how the HRS evolved. Research priorities have mostly been set by 'expatriate' researchers and focused on understanding and reducing child mortality. Research funding is almost exclusively provided by foreign donors and international agencies. The training of Guinean researchers started in the mid-nineties and has since reinforced the links with the health system, broadened the research agenda and enhanced local use of research. While some studies have made an important contribution to global health, the use of research within Guinea Bissau has been constrained by the weak and donor dependent health system, volatile government, top-down policies of international agencies, and the controversial nature of some of the research findings. Conclusions In Guinea Bissau a de facto 'system' of research has emerged through research practices and co-evolving national and international research and development dynamics. If the aim of research is to contribute to local decision making, it is essential to modulate the emerged system by setting national research priorities, aligning funding, building national research capacity and linking research to decision making processes. Donors and international agencies can contribute to this process by coordinating their efforts and aligning to national priorities. PMID:22321566

  8. Research Briefs

    Cancer.gov

    Research Briefs provide monthly summaries of some of the scientific publications being generated by The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) researchers and by other researchers who have successfully used TCGA data in their work.

  9. RESEARCH COMPLIANCE DIVISION OF RESEARCH

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    RESEARCH COMPLIANCE DIVISION OF RESEARCH State University of New York at Binghamton Research Foundation - Conflict of Interest Policy The following policy applies to all Research Foundation employees authority for a Research Foundation account. An annual disclosure form is required. Individuals have

  10. RESEARCH REVIEW

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report reviews aquatic research programs conducted or managed by the Environmental Research Laboratory, Gulf Breeze, Florida, for the office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1978 and 1979. The research program examines the impact of pestici...

  11. Current Research.

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    Eisenberg, Michael B.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Includes three articles about research in the school library media field: (1) "The State of Research Today" (Michael B. Eisenberg) (2) "Recent Trends in School Library Media Research" (Robert Grover and Susan G. Fowler); and (3) "Notes from ERIC" (Barbara Minor) provides references to 10 research overviews and summaries. (Contains 19 references.)…

  12. Qualitative research.

    PubMed

    Gelling, Leslie

    2015-03-25

    Qualitative research has an important role in helping nurses and other healthcare professionals understand patient experiences of health and illness. Qualitative researchers have a large number of methodological options and therefore should take care in planning and conducting their research. This article offers a brief overview of some of the key issues qualitative researchers should consider. PMID:25804178

  13. The effect of learning style on academic student success

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    Stackhouse, Omega N.

    The problem addressed in this study was that little was known about the impact on student academic achievement, when grouped by learning style, in a multiple intelligence based science curriculum. The larger problem was that many students were frequently unengaged and, consequently, low achieving in their science courses. This quantitative study used an ex post facto research design to better understand the impact of student learning style on the academic success of students in a Multiple Intelligence Theory based course room. Gardner's work on Multiple Intelligence served as the conceptual framework for this study. The research question for this study asked if academic instruction that employs multiple intelligence theories has a relationship with students' academic achievement differently according to their learning style group (auditory, visual, and kinesthetic). Existing data from 85 students were placed into 1 of 3 groups: (a) Auditory, (b) Visual, or (c) Kinesthetic Learning Style) using existing data from a student inventory instrument. The independent variable was existing data from student inventories of learning style and the dependent variable was existing student scores from the Physical Science End of Course Test. Existing data were taken from students that were all taught with the same strategies in similar classroom environments. The Physical Science End of Course Test was developed with stringent measures to protect validity by the developer, McGraw-Hill. Cronbach's Alpha was conducted to determine the internal reliability coefficient of the student inventory. The impact for social change is that adding to the body of knowledge regarding student learning style and science curriculum provides valuable information for teachers, administrators, and school policy makers. This will allow teachers to better prepare to engage their students' and to prepare them for their place in society.

  14. Research Randomizer

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Research Randomizer, made available by the Social Psychology Network (SPN), is a program (JavaScript) that assists researchers and students "who want an easy way to perform random sampling or assign participants to experimental conditions." A tutorial at the site works through example situations and explains how to use the Research Randomizer. The Research Randomizer is an excellent tool for researchers desiring simulations of random sampling in experimental situations.

  15. Data management routines for reproducible research using the G-Node Python Client library.

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    Sobolev, Andrey; Stoewer, Adrian; Pereira, Michael; Kellner, Christian J; Garbers, Christian; Rautenberg, Philipp L; Wachtler, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Structured, efficient, and secure storage of experimental data and associated meta-information constitutes one of the most pressing technical challenges in modern neuroscience, and does so particularly in electrophysiology. The German INCF Node aims to provide open-source solutions for this domain that support the scientific data management and analysis workflow, and thus facilitate future data access and reproducible research. G-Node provides a data management system, accessible through an application interface, that is based on a combination of standardized data representation and flexible data annotation to account for the variety of experimental paradigms in electrophysiology. The G-Node Python Library exposes these services to the Python environment, enabling researchers to organize and access their experimental data using their familiar tools while gaining the advantages that a centralized storage entails. The library provides powerful query features, including data slicing and selection by metadata, as well as fine-grained permission control for collaboration and data sharing. Here we demonstrate key actions in working with experimental neuroscience data, such as building a metadata structure, organizing recorded data in datasets, annotating data, or selecting data regions of interest, that can be automated to large degree using the library. Compliant with existing de-facto standards, the G-Node Python Library is compatible with many Python tools in the field of neurophysiology and thus enables seamless integration of data organization into the scientific data workflow. PMID:24634654

  16. Data management routines for reproducible research using the G-Node Python Client library

    PubMed Central

    Sobolev, Andrey; Stoewer, Adrian; Pereira, Michael; Kellner, Christian J.; Garbers, Christian; Rautenberg, Philipp L.; Wachtler, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    Structured, efficient, and secure storage of experimental data and associated meta-information constitutes one of the most pressing technical challenges in modern neuroscience, and does so particularly in electrophysiology. The German INCF Node aims to provide open-source solutions for this domain that support the scientific data management and analysis workflow, and thus facilitate future data access and reproducible research. G-Node provides a data management system, accessible through an application interface, that is based on a combination of standardized data representation and flexible data annotation to account for the variety of experimental paradigms in electrophysiology. The G-Node Python Library exposes these services to the Python environment, enabling researchers to organize and access their experimental data using their familiar tools while gaining the advantages that a centralized storage entails. The library provides powerful query features, including data slicing and selection by metadata, as well as fine-grained permission control for collaboration and data sharing. Here we demonstrate key actions in working with experimental neuroscience data, such as building a metadata structure, organizing recorded data in datasets, annotating data, or selecting data regions of interest, that can be automated to large degree using the library. Compliant with existing de-facto standards, the G-Node Python Library is compatible with many Python tools in the field of neurophysiology and thus enables seamless integration of data organization into the scientific data workflow. PMID:24634654

  17. MTL ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2014 Research Centers 207 Research Centers

    E-print Network

    Reif, Rafael

    MTL ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2014 Research Centers 207 Research Centers Center for Integrated ................................................................................................................................ 171 Energy Frontier Research Center for Excitonics ........................................................................................................... 175 #12;208 Research Centers MTL ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2014 #12;MTL ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2014

  18. Research & Publications

    Cancer.gov

    Accelerating Innovation in Cancer Research Through Epidemiology DCEG Hosts Workshop on Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Research Published From Radiation Conference Scientific Highlights Major Editorials, Commentaries, and Reviews Published by DCEG Scientists Print

  19. Tobacco Research

    Cancer.gov

    Tobacco Control Research Branch TCRB, within NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, leads and collaborates on research and disseminates evidence-based findings to prevent, treat, and control tobacco use.

  20. Research Advances

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, Angela G.

    2004-01-01

    Research advances, a new feature in Journal of Chemical Engineering that brings information about innovations in current areas of research to high school and college science faculty with an intent to provide educators with timely descriptions of latest progress in research that can be integrated into existing courses to update course content and…

  1. Local Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sommer, Robert

    1990-01-01

    Discusses the value of setting-specific research for action research in social psychology. Discusses the following concepts: (1) local variation; (2) seeing the general in the specific; (3) connectedness as the fundamental law of ecology; and (4) the value of field stations for community research. (JS)

  2. Research Implementation.

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    Trochim, William M. K.

    Investigated is the topic of research implementation and how it can affect evaluation results. Even when evaluations are well planned, the obtained results can be misleading if the conscientiously-constructed research plan is not correctly implemented in practice. In virtually every research arena, one finds major difficulties in implementing the…

  3. Adherence of pain assessment to the German national standard for pain management in 12 nursing homes

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    Osterbrink, Jürgen; Bauer, Zsuzsa; Mitterlehner, Barbara; Gnass, Irmela; Kutschar, Patrick

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Pain is very common among nursing home residents. The assessment of pain is a prerequisite for effective multiprofessional pain management. Within the framework of the German health services research project, ‘Action Alliance Pain-Free City Muenster’, the authors investigated pain assessment adherence according to the German national Expert Standard for Pain Management in Nursing, which is a general standard applicable to all chronic/acute pain-affected persons and highly recommended for practice. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the state of pain assessment and to identify need for improvement in 12 nursing homes in a German city. METHODS: In the present study, the authors used an ex-post-facto design (survey methodology). Available written policies for routine pain assessment in residents ?65 years of age were reviewed and a standardized online survey completed by 151 of 349 nurses in 12 nursing home facilities was conducted between September 2010 and April 2011. RESULTS: Most of the included nursing homes provided written policies for pain assessment, and the majority of nurses reported that they assess and regularly reassess pain. However, observational tools for residents with severe cognitive impairment and written reassessment schedules were lacking in many facilities or were inconsistent. CONCLUSIONS: Essentially, pain assessment appeared to be feasible in the majority of the German nursing homes studied. However, the absence or inconsistency of reassessment schedules indicate that pain management guidelines should include a detailed and explicit reassessment schedule for the heterogenic needs of nursing home residents. For residents with severe cognitive impairment, assessment tools are needed that are simple to use and clearly indicate the presence or absence of pain. PMID:24851238

  4. Testing the effect of a science-enhanced curriculum on the science achievement and agricultural competency of secondary agricultural education students

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Haynes, James Christopher

    Scope and Method of Study. The purpose of this study was to determine if a science-enhanced curriculum produced by the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Research and Training (CAERT) taught in a secondary level animal science or horticulture course would improve students' understanding of selected scientific principles significantly, when compared to students who were instructed using a traditional curriculum. A secondary purpose was to determine the effect that the science-enhanced CAERT curriculum would have on students' agricultural knowledge when compared to students who were instructed using a traditional curriculum. The design of the study was ex post facto, causal comparative because no random assignment of the treatment group occurred. Findings and Conclusions. No statistically significant difference was found between the treatment and comparison groups regarding science achievement. However, the mean score of the treatment group was slightly larger than the comparison group indicating a slightly higher achievement level; a "Small" effect size (d = .16) for this difference was calculated. It was determined that a statistically significant difference (p < .05) existed in agriculture competency scores in animal science (p = .001) and horticulture (p = .000) as a result of the treatment. Moreover, this was considered to be a "very large" effect (d = 1.18) in animal science and a "large" effect (d = .92) in horticulture. When considering student achievement in science, this study found that the use of the science-enhanced CAERT curriculum did not result in a statistically significant increase (p < .05) in student performance as determined by the TerraNova3 science proficiency examination. However, students who were instructed using the CAERT curriculum scored better overall than those who were instructed using a "traditional" curriculum.

  5. RESEARCH FINDINGS BASIC NEUROSCIENCES RESEARCH

    E-print Network

    Bandettini, Peter A.

    RESEARCH FINDINGS BASIC NEUROSCIENCES RESEARCH Cocaine Dynamically Regulates Heterochromatin and Repetitive Element Unsilencing In Nucleus Accumbens Repeated cocaine exposure induces persistent alterations on drug-mediated effects occurring throughout active euchromatic regions of the genome, with very little

  6. Research Guide CEHS Research Team

    E-print Network

    Farritor, Shane

    ://cehs.unl.edu/near/ NURamp Sessions ­ http://research.unl.edu/nuramp/ RCR Training ­ http://research.unl.edu/orr/rcr://research.unl.edu/sp1/fringerates.shtml Buros ­ http://www.unl.edu/buros/ CITI Training ­ https://www.citiprogram.org/Default.asp F&A (Indirect Costs) Rate ­ http://research.unl.edu/sp1/farates.shtml IACUC (Animal) Training ­ http

  7. Research Impact and Educational Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oancea, Alis

    2013-01-01

    Based on a 2010-11 study involving senior researchers from seven disciplines, this article explores critically some of the diverse interpretations of impact in different disciplines, sub-fields and modes of research, and researchers' views about how these interpretations articulate with top-down impact agendas and with university structures…

  8. Researcher Profile

    Cancer.gov

    Dr. Paul Han is a board-certified general internist and palliative care physician, and a researcher whose work bridges the disciplines of behavioral and health services research. He received an M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine, an M.A. in Bioethics and an M.P.H. from the University of Pittsburgh, completed Internal Medicine residency training at UCLA, and research training at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. Dr.

  9. RADIANT Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    R24 and Development in Advanced Network Technology (RADIANT) is a computer research division of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The first Web site offers many publications from the five research focus groups within RADIANT: High-Performance Networking, Monitoring and Measurement, Cyber Security, Network Architecture, and Robust Systems and Networks. This material is mostly beneficial to professionals and research students specializing in these areas. The site also has links to information about job opportunities available at RADIANT, as well as the Advanced Summer Curriculum for Emerging Network Technologies (ASCENT). ASCENT is a summer internship program that accepts both undergraduate and graduate students interested in networking research.

  10. www.research.wayne.edu Research Handbook

    E-print Network

    Berdichevsky, Victor

    www.research.wayne.edu Research Handbook 2013-2014 #12;RESEARCH HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) ....... Section 1 Faculty Research Programs and Resources ................. Section 2 Seminars and Trainings................................................ Section 3 Research

  11. Research Review

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Serig, Dan, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    This research review is dedicated to the memory of William Safire (1929-2009). A visionary leader, Safire brought other visionaries, researchers, educators, artists, and policymakers together to explore the confluence of arts education and neuroscience. He fostered the new field of neuroeducation in his work as chair of The Dana Foundation in…

  12. Research Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glick, Ashley

    2010-01-01

    Background: Action Research about my 2nd grade classroom in the Buffalo School District. I examined three areas of interest and tried to find some conclusions related to behavior management. Purpose: The purpose of this study is how will implementing procedures, rules, and consequences help improve student behavior. Research Design: Descriptive;…

  13. Action Research

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    Milton-Brkich, Katie Lynn; Shumbera, Kristen; Beran, Becky

    2010-01-01

    Defined as "any systemic inquiry conducted by teachers... for the purpose of gathering information about how their particular schools operate, how they teach, and how their students learn" (Mertler, 2009), "action research" is empowering and professional research done by teachers to inform and improves their own practices. Although there are many…

  14. Research Summaries

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Main Content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Print Page E-mail Page Search: Please wait while this form is being loaded.... Home Browse by Resource Type Browse by Area of Research Research Networks Funding Information About

  15. Research 101

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Silverman, Wayne

    2007-01-01

    "Research may help, but..." is not a phrase that warms a scientist's heart, but it reflects the true sentiment of many parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who may believe that it is more important to work with what is at hand rather than waiting for research to provide the elusive magic bullet. However, while it…

  16. Agricultural Research

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    Waggoner, Paul E.

    1973-01-01

    A brief summary of the state of agricultural research in the United States. The agricultural research system is finely attuned to the immediate needs of its clients, as evident in its response to the attack of corn blight in 1970. (JR)

  17. Researcher. Everywhere.

    E-print Network

    Li, Yi

    · suggestmaterialforpotentialpurchase using the form at www.sheffield.ac. uk/library/cdfiles/ebookrequest Keep up-to-date & manage yourPublications,theUniversity'scentral publications management system · uploadyourthesistoWREO(White RoseeThe University Library. The Connected Researcher. Library Everywhere. #12;Use Library research

  18. Research Windows.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Collis, Betty, Ed.

    1988-01-01

    Summarizes six research studies relating to computers in education. The research areas include the use of computer-generated graphs in critical evaluation and in learning distance and velocity concepts, sex differences in graphing skills, student evaluation of courseware, career paths of women with technological education, and characteristics of…

  19. Vortex states in de facto mesoscopic Mo80Ge20 pentagon plates

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Thanh Huy, Ho; Kato, Masaru; Ishida, Takekazu

    2013-06-01

    We present direct observations of vortex configurations in Mo80Ge20 pentagonal plates using a scanning SQUID microscope. The vortex distribution tends to adapt to one of five symmetric axes in a pentagon, as expected from the sample geometry. We found that, for a vorticity of six, the vortices form a two-shell structure in a small pentagon, and a single-shell structure in a larger pentagon. We revealed how the vortex configuration is strongly modified by the presence of a pinning site at the center of the pentagon. In particular, a two-shell structure is formed in the pinning-site sample with a vorticity of L = 4, while the second shell appeared in the pinning site-free sample with a vorticity up to L = 6. Furthermore, upon geometric confinement, the vortices attempt to form a symmetrical configuration reflecting the sample geometry even in the presence of a pinning site (or sites). The experimental results for pentagons are in good agreement with our theoretical predictions based on the nonlinear Ginzburg-Landau equation both for a pin-free pentagon and a pentagon with a pin at the center.

  20. 75 FR 78676 - De Facto Criteria for Establishing a Separate Rate in Antidumping Proceedings Involving Non...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-16

    ...Antidumping Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economy Countries AGENCY: Import Administration...antidumping proceedings involving non-market economy (``NME'') countries,\\1\\ the...following countries to be non-market economy countries--Armenia, Belarus,...

  1. Tax rates, progressivity and de facto fiscal indexation in ten European countries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fiorella Padoa Schioppa Kostoris

    \\u000a It is a common opinion that the possible and perhaps desirable harmonization of European fiscal systems will meet with serious\\u000a problems, particularly as far as direct taxes are concerned. Difficulties in fiscal harmonization will mainly depend on present\\u000a intercountry differences concerning effective rather than scheduled tax rates or tax structures. Hence, this chapter tries\\u000a to evaluate the historical and current

  2. American College Biology and Zoology Course Requirements: A de facto Standardized Curriculum.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Heppner, Frank; And Others

    Without a formal mechanism to produce consensus, American colleges generally have come to agree on what constitutes an appropriate set of course requirements for Biology and Zoology majors. This report describes a survey of American four-year colleges and universities offering biology and/or zoology degrees. Questionnaires were sent to 741 biology…

  3. The Growth of Foreign Qualification Suppliers in Sri Lanka: "de facto" Decentralisation?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Little, Angela W.; Evans, Jane

    2005-01-01

    Based mainly on a study of newspaper adverts for qualifications and tuition courses in Sri Lanka over a period from 1965 to 2000, this paper describes a decentralisation of control over the supply of qualifications. It is argued that this has occurred not through a deliberate policy mechanism to decentralise qualifications, but rather by default,…

  4. Neither Legal nor Justiciable: Targeted Killings and De Facto Immunity within the War on Terror

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    Medeiros, Christopher Paul Kailani

    2013-01-01

    in customary international law, as evident in the US’sUS, as Alston notes, is also at the forefront of advancing customarycustomary IHL as well, further underscoring its importance. 56 Determining whether US

  5. Tenured Faculty at Colleges and Universities in the United States: A De Facto Private Membership Club

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    Spanbauer, Julie M.

    2009-01-01

    There has been a gradual increase at U.S. universities and colleges in the appointment of women to full time faculty positions with women currently comprising approximately 40% of full time faculty. When status, job security, and institutional affiliation are taken into account, the percentage drops significantly: Women occupy only 24% of tenured…

  6. Tenured Faculty at Colleges and Universities in the United States: A De Facto Private Membership Club

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Julie M. Spanbauer

    There has been a gradual increase at U.S. universities and colleges in the appointment of women to full time faculty positions with women currently comprising approximately 40% of full time faculty. When status, job security, and institutional affiliation are taken into account, the percentage drops significantly: Women occupy only 24% of tenured positions at doctoral-granting institutions, the institutions that employ

  7. 47 CFR 1.9010 - De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements. 1.9010 Section 1.9010...control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements. (a) Under the rules established for spectrum leasing arrangements in this subpart, the...

  8. The Rights of De Facto Couples Judy Walsh and Fergus Ryan

    E-print Network

    .2.5 The Distinction Between Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Couples 4.2.6 Freedom of Choice and Access to Marriage 4.6.1 Taxation 4.6.2 Social Welfare 4.6.2.1 Same-Sex Cohabitants 4.6.2.2 Further Difficulties with the Definition.3 Employment 2.3.1 Introduction 2.3.2 Equal Treatment on the Grounds of Sex 2.3.3 Equal Treatment on Grounds

  9. Hugging Trees: Claiming de Facto Property Rights by Blockading Resource Use

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter S. Burton

    2004-01-01

    This paper explores conflicts between two groups,“the industry” and “theenvironmentalists”, over whether an indivisible resource (e.g., an ancient tree) should be harvested or preserved. In a complete information war ofattrition the environmentalists' willingness to blockade harvest attemptsmay control resource use as effectively as if they held property rights. Optimal government intervention will override this ability for somebenefit\\/cost combinations but may

  10. Arnold's Advantages: How Governor Schwarzenegger Acquired English through De Facto Bilingual Education

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    Ramos, Francisco; Krashen, Stephen

    2013-01-01

    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has repeatedly mentioned that immigrants to the United States should do what he did to acquire English: Avoid using their first languages and speak, listen to, and read a vast amount of materials in English--a combination he referred to as "immersion." Yet, Schwarzenegger's real path to successful…

  11. RESEARCH FINDINGS BASIC NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH

    E-print Network

    Bandettini, Peter A.

    1 RESEARCH FINDINGS BASIC NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH MR Imaging in Conscious Monkeys Functional magnetic, both in human and nonhuman subjects. Preclinical fMRI studies have several advantages; for example disadvantage of preclinical fMRI to date has been the necessity to conduct the scanning in anesthetized animals

  12. Research Report 2010 Research 2010

    E-print Network

    Sun, Yu

    .............................................................. 38 1 #12;Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy 2 #12;Research 2010 Research Funding In 2010, faculty at the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy were involved-I 19 6,823,879 TOTAL 38 14,269,073 3 #12;Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

  13. Bioprocessing research

    SciTech Connect

    Weigand, W.A. [Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD (United States); Kaufman, E.N. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States)

    1995-12-31

    Bioprocessing research integrates a wide variety of fields and disciplines to achieve a process with economic and environmental advantages over conventional chemical processing. Specific fields of bioprocessing research typically involve biocatalysis development to identify and improve the enzyme or microorganism, biocatalysis production and retention to provide and maintain biocatalytic activity at the lowest possible cost, raw material treatment and selection to provide low cost substrates that are amenable to biological transformation, reactor design, downstream processing to purify the desired product and recycle nutrients or biocatalysts, and, finally, system integration. The papers presented in this session address many of the above issues in bioprocessing research.

  14. Genome Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Genome Research, the Web version of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's printed journal, focuses on "genome studies in all species, including genetic and physical mapping, DNA sequencing, genome-based analyses of biological processes, gene discovery, comparative genome analyses, evolution studies, forensics, informatics, statistical and mathematical methods, genome structure and function, and technological innovations and applications." Online issues are available from April 1997; tables of contents and abstracts begin August 1995. The free access period for Genome Research ends December 31, 1998. Genome Research is made available through Stanford University's HighWire Press.

  15. Researcher Spotlight

    Cancer.gov

    Nathan Edwards, Ph.D. Currently an assistant Professor at Georgetown University Alexey I. Nesvizhskii, Ph.D. Currently an assistant professor at the University of Michigan 1 Print This Page Researcher SpotlightRSS News and Events

  16. Ionosphere research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1976-01-01

    A report is presented on on-going research projects in ionospheric studies. The topics discussed are planetary atmospheres, E and F region, D region, mass spectrometer measurements, direct measurements and atmospheric reactions.

  17. Redesigning Research

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    David K. Saunders

    2003-03-01

    The authors developed an inquiry-based course that emphasizes integration of the sciences. Student teams pursue research projects of their own design using mathematics and physics to study biological phenomena. Faculty members from the mathematics, physic

  18. Research Groups

    Cancer.gov

    This group provides key consultations across NCI, developing and using statistical analysis of biological data, computer and mathematical models, and conducting research in biostatistical and epidemiological methodologies and mathematical modeling of processes.

  19. PM RESEARCH

    EPA Science Inventory

    Activity Area (F03): PM Implementation NRMRL conducts research to improve the techniques used to quantify PM and PM precursor emissions from stationary, mobile, and fugitive sources and investigates the performance and cost of innovative control technology systems. The emission...

  20. Polar Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Turner, Mort D.; McKenzie, Garry D.

    1983-01-01

    Three major breakthroughs in Antarctic earth sciences which occurred during 1982 are discussed (finding of land fossils, meteorite, and subsurface microorganisms). Highlights of conferences, research activities, and significant publications are also discussed. (JN)

  1. Hydrogenation research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. R. Allen

    1986-01-01

    During the 33 years I have spent in industrial fats and oils research and development I have been fortunate to have both R&D\\u000a managers who let me stay in the laboratory and do my own research, and capable assistants who worked with me in the laboratory.\\u000a Of course, much of my work could never have been done without them, so

  2. Oceanographic Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    The PNF-300 Natural Fluorometer is an optical instrument for oceanographic research developed under NASA contract by Biospherical Instruments, Inc. An important innovation for oceanographers, it measures photosynthetic productivity and estimates phytoplankton production less expensively, is non-intrusive and can be used on site - an improved way of estimating ocean productivity. Applications include environmental impact studies, monitoring plankton concentrations in a reservoir, and other research uses.

  3. Internet Research: Doing "Virtual" Research

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    Minnesota, University of

    : · Conduct a study of Gay men seeking sex online, recruiting subjects via: ­ Keyword-linked Google ads ­ Advertisements on Gay sex sites ­ Researchers entering Gay chat rooms to recruit subjects individually What

  4. Research Randomizer

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lestik, Mike

    Created by authors Mike Lestik, Scott Plous and Geoffrey Urbaniak of the Social Psychology Network, this "Research Randomizer" is a free service offered to "assist researchers and students who want an easy way to perform random sampling or assign participants to experimental conditions." Since its creation in 1997, this resource has been used 7.5 million times for a various amount of different tests. The authors offer a simple survey to fill in to begin the exam. This is a great resource for those interested in statistical testing or simply need assistant performing a specific test.

  5. Research Resources

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Dailey

    2007-10-29

    This activity will allow students to practice Standard 4 Objective 2 of the Library Media Core. The students will practice the engage and extract process of doing research. Use the following links to help you do research on the topic your teacher assigned you. Encyclopedia Science Fair Projects Encyclopedia Wikipedia Thesarus Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary A Maths Dictionary for Kids Merriam-Webster Online Geography Helping Your Child Learn Geography Geography World - Conservation and Environmental Issues Oceans Life Science Biology Online. Life Science Reference Space and Astronomy KidsAstronomy.com Solar System Exploration ...

  6. Research Results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2011-12-01

    Research on Global Carbon Emission and Sequestration NSFC Funded Project Made Significant Progress in Quantum Dynamics Functional Human Blood Protein Obtained from Rice How Giant Pandas Thrive on a Bamboo Diet New Evidence of Interpersonal Violence from 129,000 Years Ago Found in China Aptamer-Mediated Efficient Capture and Release of T Lymphocytes on Nanostructured Surfaces BGI Study Results on Resequencing 50 Accessions of Rice Cast New Light on Molecular Breeding BGI Reports Study Results on Frequent Mutation of Genes Encoding UMPP Components in Kidney Cancer Research on Habitat Shift Promoting Species Diversification

  7. Demographic Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Demographic Research is a newly launched, peer-reviewed online journal of the population sciences published by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. The first article in Volume One (covering May 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999) has recently been posted: Cancer Rates over Age, Time, and Place: Insights from Stochastic Models of Heterogeneous Populations by James W. Vaupel and Anatoli I. Yashin. Articles are available in both HTML and .pdf formats. The Website provides detailed information about the journal's purpose, mission, submission guidelines, and review process.

  8. Research Review

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has made its 2002 Research Review available at this site. The document can be downloaded as a whole or in segments by its nine subject areas. An interesting look at "low-wind-speed turbines" discusses the importance of several turbine components in designing an efficient, low-cost source of power. Vehicle emissions and hydrogen fuel cell applications are among several other areas covered. The Research Review is written in a very non-technical manner, so it is ideal for anyone wanting to learn about renewable energy and clean technologies.

  9. 2008 Research Portfolio: Research & Development Division

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    Educational Testing Service, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This document describes the breadth of the research being conducted in 2008 by the Research and Development Division at Educational Testing Service (ETS). The research described falls into three large categories: (1) Research supported by the ETS research allocation; (2) Research funded by testing programs at ETS; and (3) Research funded by…

  10. Global Health Research | 2 Global Health Research

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Global Health Research | 2 Global Health Research Supporting researchers in low- and middle Health Research #12;Global Health Research | 4 We are a global charitable foundation dedicated water. Mark Jones #12;5 | Global Health Research We support researchers in low- and middle- income

  11. Research revolution?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2008-05-01

    Valérie Pecresse has been a member of the French National Assembly (Yvelines department) since 2002. She rose to prominence as the combative spokeswoman for Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right UMP party during the 2007 presidential race, after which she was appointed minister for higher education and research.

  12. Library Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wright, Nancy Kirkpatrick

    This workbook, designed for a Library Research course at Yavapai College, provides 15 lessons in advanced library reference skills. Each lesson provides explanatory text and reinforcement exercises. After Lesson I introduces specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias (e.g., for foreign languages, medicine, music, economics, social sciences, and…

  13. Researcher Profile

    Cancer.gov

    Dr. Shakun Malik joined the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program in November 2013 as the head of thoracic oncology therapeutics. Her goal is to facilitate lung cancer research. Prior to joining CTEP, Dr. Malik worked at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where she gained valuable experience in understanding the regulatory pathways that make drugs available to patients.

  14. Fish Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Idaho PTV

    2011-10-06

    This video segment from IdahoPTV's D4K explains the Chinook salmon's life cycle in the Pacific Northwest and why it is an endangered species. A fisheries biologist takes students through some steps of fish research with explanations of the kinds of information biologists gather to perhaps help manage fish recovery.

  15. Research Advances

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, Angela G.

    2005-01-01

    Researchers in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University are developing a new approach for fighting cancer, based on nanoshells that can both detect and destroy cancerous cells. The aim is to locate the cells, and be able to make a rational choice about whether they need to be destroyed and if possible they should immediately be sent for…

  16. Learning Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1996

    This document consists of four papers presented during a symposium on learning research moderated by Keith Johansen at the 1996 conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). "A Goal-Based Scenario (GBS) as a Unified Approach to Integrated Skills Development Training: Andersen Consulting's BanDS School" (Kurt J. Olson, Jeffrey M.…

  17. Precipitation research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eugene L. Peck

    1975-01-01

    Major flood events during the past 4 yr in the United States have focused attention on the need for additional research relating to the measurement and estimation of areal distribution of precipitation. The characteristics of the precipitation associated with the storms that produced the major floods varied widely. Major flooding occurred over a large area of the lower Mississippi River

  18. Energy Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Group of Eight (NJ1), 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading Australian universities, intensive in research and comprehensive in general and professional education. The Go8 member universities recognise that the issue of energy usage and transformation is one of vital importance not only to Australia but to the world as a whole. The universities aim to make…

  19. Researcher Profile

    Cancer.gov

    Dr. Jeannine M. Brant is an oncology clinical nurse specialist, pain consultant, and nurse scientist for the Billings Clinic in Montana. Dr. Brant's repertoire blends her clinical expertise in pain and symptom management with her program of research that includes improving patient symptoms and focusing on nursing-sensitive indicators that lead to quality nursing and interdisciplinary care. In 1990, Dr.

  20. Population Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.

    The scope of population research as carried on by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is set forth in this booklet. Population problems of the world, United States, and the individual are considered along with international population policies based on voluntary family planning programs. NICHD goals for biological…

  1. Research essentials.

    PubMed

    Smith, Joanna; Chudleigh, Jane

    2015-03-01

    QUALITATIVE RESEARCH is 'a form of social inquiry that focuses on the way people make sense of their experiences and the world in which they live' ( Holloway 2013 ). Qualitative methods can explore complex issues where little is known, gaining new insights and a deep understanding of the individual perspective, and are invaluable when exploring the complexities of nursing and care delivery. PMID:25760001

  2. Research Advances

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, Angela G.

    2004-01-01

    Nanotechnology are employed by researchers at Northwestern University to develop a method of labeling disease markers present in blood with unique DNA tags they have dubbed "bio-bar-codes". The preparation of nanoparticle and magnetic microparticle probes and a nanoparticle-based PSR-less DNA amplification scheme are involved by the DNA-BCA assay.

  3. Research Frontier

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Physics Teacher, 1971

    1971-01-01

    New research topics have been brought about by the acceleration of nitrogen nuclei to the energy of 36 billion electron volts. Describes experiments on tumor cells, cosmic rays, and nuclear fission performed with the Bevatron at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. (TS)

  4. Parks Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Guy

    2013-10-05

    Research your park and convince me it is the best one. Choose your park and find at least 7 GREAT facts !!! Denali National Park Grand Canyon National Park Great Smoky Mountains National Park Mount Rainier National Park Olympic National Park Rocky Mountain National Park Yellowstone National Park Yosemite National Park Zion National Park Zion National Park 2 ...

  5. Embryological Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oppenheimer, Steven B.

    1989-01-01

    To integrate a research/discovery component into one course, an experiment using the sea urchin embryo system is introduced because the teacher manages only one organism and students provide the variables. The materials, handling methods, and experimental methods of the experiment are described. (YP)

  6. Research Review

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Serig, Dan

    2011-01-01

    This article presents the author's review of research about material culture and its relevance to teaching artists. In this review, three themes emerged that may provide a conceptual framework. This framework may offer a base of understanding from which teaching artists may, in turn, be able to situate some of their practices or create new…

  7. Research Summaries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brock, Stephen E., Ed.

    2010-01-01

    This column features summaries of research articles from 3 recent crisis management publications. The first, "School Shootings and Counselor Leadership: Four Lessons from the Field" summarized by Kristi Fenning, was conducted as the result of the increased demand for trained crisis personnel on school campuses. Survey participants were leaders…

  8. Element Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Herald, Christine

    2001-01-01

    Describes a research assignment for 8th grade students on the elements of the periodic table. Students use web-based resources and a chemistry handbook to gather information, construct concept maps, and present the findings to the full class using the mode of their choice: a humorous story, a slideshow or gameboard, a brochure, a song, or skit.…

  9. YORK RESEARCH Principles Guiding Research at York & Strategic Research Plan

    E-print Network

    YORK RESEARCH Principles Guiding Research at York & Strategic Research Plan (Approved at Senate, June 2001) The Senate Committee on Research recommends and APPC concurs that Senate approve the following principles guiding research, which are intended to underpin the Strategic Research Plan for York

  10. RESEARCH PROJECTS A Basic research

    E-print Network

    Pentti Lautala, Tomas Björkqvist Funding: The Finnish Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Tekes Duration completely the pulp properties and process variables. The last main development step in wood grinding of wood fibers and fines are allowed to happen. The tool for this progress is purely grinding material

  11. in research Six research programmes

    E-print Network

    management of Southern ecosystems 3 Water resources and access to water 4 Food security in the South 5 PublicEnvi's mission is to improve synergy among research teams working on scientific issues connected with food, water, explain the diversification of its habitats and make a preliminary assessment of surface and underground

  12. Research Associate Kummerow Research Team

    E-print Network

    · Excellent written and oral communication skills DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: · Experience working with satellite University #2010-011 Satellite data from the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) and Imager Sounder researchers to identify and investigate issues with the long-term satellite data record related to quality

  13. Satellite Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Spatial Analysis Research Section of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) maintains this informative site, offering spectacular large-scale color images [.gif] of vegetation conditions in the US during different time periods. Images are based on the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) which measures vegetation vigor caused by chlorophyll activity ("greenness"). Images here depict "the effects of the massive Midwest flood in 1993, the early freeze in 1995, and the serious drought in 1996 winter wheat areas," among others. The heart of the site, however, is the series of 'biweekly period' images of the Continental US and selected states. Here, the user may compare biweeks within 1998, or compare the same time period in different years (1998 and 1997). Although intended for USDA policy officials monitoring vegetation condition of crop areas, the data will be useful to any researchers wishing to view large-scale changes in vegetation growth within the US.

  14. Element Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mr. Wall

    2008-12-09

    You have been assigned an element during class. Your mission is to research information about your element. Create a Word document with the title of your element. Save your work regularly! Next, use the resources on this page to find and record the following information in your word document. (Hint: copy and paste the questions into your word document, then answer them.) See It s Elemental for electron configuration - ...

  15. Vice Chancellor for Research Research Capacity

    E-print Network

    Hartman, Chris

    Animal Resources Center John Blake Office of Research Integrity Office of Sponsored Programs Administrative Projects Biological Research Diagnostic Building Irving I Animal Research Biological Reserve Animal Research Large Animal Research Station Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research INBRE EPSCoR DHS

  16. 8 Research Activities 2011 Research Topics

    E-print Network

    Takada, Shoji

    ;Research Activities 2011 11 Category: Medical sciences (Since 2008) Title : Center for Frontier Medicine8 Research Activities 2011 Research Topics #12;Research Activities 2011 9 #12;10 Research and evolutionary research: from genome to ecosystem Leader : Professor Kiyokazu Agata, Graduate School of Science

  17. Biomedical research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    Biomedical problems encountered by man in space which have been identified as a result of previous experience in simulated or actual spaceflight include cardiovascular deconditioning, motion sickness, bone loss, muscle atrophy, red cell alterations, fluid and electrolyte loss, radiation effects, radiation protection, behavior, and performance. The investigations and the findings in each of these areas were reviewed. A description of how biomedical research is organized within NASA, how it is funded, and how it is being reoriented to meet the needs of future manned space missions is also provided.

  18. Riblet Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1985-01-01

    Research at Langley on skin friction drag was described in Tech Briefs. 3M engineers suggested to Langley that grooves molded into a lightweight plastic film with adhesive backing and pressed on an airplane would be simpler than cutting grooves directly onto the surface. Boeing became involved and tested the "riblet" on an olympic rowing shell; the US won a silver medal. Based on the riblet-like projections on shark's skins, the technology may provide a 5 percent fuel saving for airplanes. Product is no longer commercially available.

  19. Structures research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Abu-Saba, Elias; Mcginley, Williams; Shen, Ji-Yao

    1992-01-01

    The main objective of the structures group is to provide quality aerospace research with the Center for Aerospace Research - A NASA Center for Excellence at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The group includes dedicated faculty and students who have a proven record in the area of structures, in particular space structures. The participating faculty developed accurate mathematical models and effective computational algorithms to characterize the flexibility parameters of joint dominated beam-truss structures. Both experimental and theoretical modelling has been applied to the dynamic mode shapes and mode frequencies for a large truss system. During the past few months, the above procedures has been applied to the hypersonic transport plane model. The plane structure has been modeled as a lumped mass system by Doctor Abu-Saba while Doctor Shen applied the transfer matrix method with a piecewise continuous Timoshenko tapered beam model. Results from both procedures compare favorably with those obtained using the finite element method. These two methods are more compact and require less computer time than the finite element method. The group intends to perform experiments on structural systems including the hypersonic plane model to verify the results from the theoretical models.

  20. Heart Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    James Antaki and a group of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine used many elements of the Technology Utilization Program while looking for a way to visualize and track material points within the heart muscle. What they needed were tiny artificial "eggs" containing copper sulfate solution, small enough (about 2 mm in diameter) that they would not injure the heart, and large enough to be seen in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) images; they also had to be biocompatible and tough enough to withstand the beating of the muscle. The group could not make nor buy sufficient containers. After reading an article on microspheres in NASA Tech Briefs, and a complete set of reports on microencapsulation from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), JPL put Antaki in touch with Dr.Taylor Wang of Vanderbilt University who helped construct the myocardial markers. The research is expected to lead to improved understanding of how the heart works and what takes place when it fails.

  1. Atomic research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hadaway, James B.; Connatser, Robert; Cothren, Bobby; Johnson, R. B.

    1993-01-01

    Work performed by the University of Alabama in Huntsville's (UAH) Center for Applied Optics (CAO) entitled Atomic Research is documented. Atomic oxygen (AO) effects on materials have long been a critical concern in designing spacecraft to withstand exposure to the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) environment. The objective of this research effort was to provide technical expertise in the design of instrumentation and experimental techniques for analyzing materials exposed to atomic oxygen in accelerated testing at NASA/MSFC. Such testing was required to answer fundamental questions concerning Space Station Freedom (SSF) candidate materials and materials exposed to atomic oxygen aboard the Long-Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF). The primary UAH task was to provide technical design, review, and analysis to MSFC in the development of a state-of-the-art 5eV atomic oxygen beam facility required to simulate the RAM-induced low earth orbit (LEO) AO environment. This development was to be accomplished primarily at NASA/MSFC. In support of this task, contamination effects and ultraviolet (UV) simulation testing was also to be carried out using NASA/MSFC facilities. Any materials analysis of LDEF samples was to be accomplished at UAH.

  2. Regional Research Collaborations

    E-print Network

    Assistant Vice President for Research (Animal Care), Kansas State University Contract Staffing PartnershipsRegional Research Collaborations Merrill Series on The Research Mission of Public Universities at Birmingham Regional Neuroscience Research Collaboration: The Alabama Experience Panel 1: Research

  3. Hurricane Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In this lesson, students will play the role of a senior science advisor for the Louisiana Environmental Agency. Due to the recent damaging and deadly hurricanes during 2005 (i.e., Hurricane Katrina) through 2008, they, along with their team of climatologists, meteorologists, and environmental impact experts, have been tasked to study the danger of future tropical storms. Specifically, they will investigate the potential for future deadly and damaging hurricanes to impact the Gulf Coast area. Students will research possible trends present in atmospheric and oceanic conditions which may affect future hurricane frequency and or intensity and create a summary discussing what steps should be taken, if any, to mitigate the danger of future hurricanes in their specific area or selected area for a better understanding of hurricanes.

  4. Building research capital to facilitate research

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    The National Institute for Health Research, Research Design Service (NIHR RDS) was set up to increase the number and proportion of high quality applications for funding for applied and patient focused health and social care research. Access to specialist expertise and collaboration between researchers and health practitioners at the proposal development stage is crucial for high quality applied health research. In this essay we develop the concept of ‘research capital’ to describe the wide range of resources and expertise required to develop fundable research projects. It highlights the key role the RDS plays supporting researchers to broker relationships to access the requisite ‘research capital’. PMID:23557109

  5. Research for the Classroom: Teachers Practicing Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gorlewski, Julie, Ed.; Roberts, Mike

    2009-01-01

    How can teachers merge research and daily practice? Where can they find the time, information, and resources? In exploring this issue, it is important to clarify the definition of "research". "Research" might mean (1) using best practices that are already research-based or (2) doing research on one's own students. For purposes of discussion in…

  6. The external researcher in participatory action research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Geraldine Dickson; Kathryn L. Green

    2001-01-01

    This article is a reflection on the first author's experience as an external researcher guiding older Aboriginal women to assess their own health using participatory action research. Following a brief description of the research team, process, and methodology, the article addresses questions to be considered by a researcher wanting to use participatory action research, who is external to the community

  7. Graduate Research Assistant Workload Agreement Research Assistant: _____________________________________________

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    Bolch, Tobias

    Graduate Research Assistant Workload Agreement Research Assistant by the supervisor(s). Purpose of Research Assistantship The primary purpose of Research Assistantships is to (a) act graduate students. The secondary goals of awarding RAs are to expose students to current research

  8. Changing Research Practices and Research Infrastructure Development

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Houghton, John W.

    2005-01-01

    This paper examines changing research practices in the digital environment and draws out implications for the development of research infrastructure. Reviews of the literature, quantitative indicators of research activities and our own field research in Australia suggest that there is a new mode of knowledge production emerging, changing research

  9. 2010 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2010 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2010 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT RESEARCH REPORT2010ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT2010ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT

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    Jawitz, James W.

    2010 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2010 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2010 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT RESEARCH REPORT2010ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT2010ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2010 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2010 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT 2010 ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT RESEARCH REPORT2010ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT2010ANNUAL RESEARCH REPORT

  10. Research Report

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Dawes, Lyn

    2004-06-01

    This paper examines what is important about talk between learners during school science and, having identified this, suggests how we can ensure that what we consider important happens. By looking at the interaction between teachers and learners talking about science, it is possible to indicate ways in which learners can be helped to continue this learning conversation with one another when teacher support is withdrawn. Strategies for teaching and learning are examined. The paper reports on the findings of a research project designed to teach children how to negotiate their ideas about science concepts through rational dialogue. Children's development of scientific concepts in classrooms is undertaken through structured activity and mediated through oral language. Children must move forward simultaneously in their use of specialized vocabulary and in their understanding of current scientific explanations, models and ideas. New language and new ways of using language are learned by doing, which means for children, primarily speaking and listening. Children's understanding of science can benefit from teaching them to understand that spoken language is a powerful tool for thinking together.

  11. Research Results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2012-01-01

    In situ Oxidation Study of Pt (110) and Its Interaction with CO Chinese Scientists Published a Paper on Prevention of Drug Craving and Relapse by Memory Retrieval-extinction Procedure in Science Series Papers Published in Energy Policy: Modeling Energy Use of China's Road Transport and Policy Evaluation Breakthrough in the Ambient Catalytic Destruction of Formaldehyde Novel Findings for High Altitude Adaptation from the Yak Genome Binary Colloidal Structures Assembled through Ising Interactions Reemergence of superconductivity at 48K in Compressed Iron Selenide Based Superconductors Nucleosomes Suppress Spontaneous Mutations Base-Specifically in Eukaryotes Single-Chain Fragmented Antibodies Guided SiRNA Delivery in Breast Cancer Does Yeast Suicide? China Scientists Developed Important Methodologies for Spatiotemporal Detecting and Manipulating of Cellular Activities Scorpions Inspire Chinese Scientists in Making Bionic Non-eroding Surfaces for Machinery Research on Phylogenetic Placement of Borthwickia and Description of a New Family of Angiosperms, Borthwickiaceae Plasmoid Ejection and Secondary Current Sheet Generation from Magnetic Reconnection in Laser-plasma Interaction Cotton Bollworm Adapts to Bt Cotton via Diverse Mutations A Histone Acetyltransferase Regulates Active DNA Demethylation in Arabidopsis

  12. NAJP: Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    In what the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University calls "the first comprehensive study of how the arts are covered," Reporting the Arts: News Coverage of Arts and Culture in America analyzes fifteen dailies in ten cities, the three national papers -- The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today -- as well as the Associated Press and network television. The study includes quantitative data on the amount, type, and positioning of arts coverage in the targeted media as well as qualitative assessments offered by arts journalists in selected cities. The researchers set out to answer the question, "what kinds of messages about arts and culture . . . are mainstream news media sending their audiences?" Among the not-so-rosy findings: "Mechanically generated content, such as listings, constitutes close to 50% of arts and entertainment coverage," and the visual arts, architecture, dance, and radio receive only "cursory" attention. The site offers .pdf versions of each chapter of the report as well as HTML versions of fifteen tables of quantitative data.

  13. Characteristics of drug-abusing women with children in residential treatment: a preliminary evaluation of program retention and treatment completion.

    PubMed

    Simons, Lori

    2008-01-01

    An ex post facto study was conducted to investigate treatment outcomes for 80 women and 168 children admitted into a residential substance-abuse treatment program. The results indicated childhood emotional neglect is a barrier for remaining in and completing treatment for African-American women with comorbid psychological disorders but not for those with crack cocaine dependent disorders. African-American women with comorbid psychological disorders were also three times more likely to dropout of treatment. In addition, there were relatively few differences for between drug-exposed and nonexposed children. However, the results indicated that children of substance-abusing women who completed treatment were more likely to have behavioral problems, to receive early intervention services, and to have mothers as legal guardians by the end of treatment. Implications for gender-specific interventions for African-American women and their children in residential treatment are discussed. PMID:19042804

  14. Supreme Court says Air Force may dismiss HIV-positive major.

    PubMed

    1999-05-28

    The U.S. Supreme Court decided unanimously that the Air Force has a right to dismiss an officer convicted by a court-martial for having unprotected sex with two women without disclosing his HIV-positive status. The court overturned a decision by a military appeals court to grant the defendant extraordinary relief under the All Writs Act. The defendant appealed his administrative dismissal, fearing he would lose medication access, and asserting that his removal was an unconstitutional violation of the "ex post facto" and double jeopardy clauses. The defendant had already served time in military confinement and lost salary following his court-martial. The justices stated that other statutory relief was available, and that the officer's dismissal was purely administrative, and unrelated to his court-martial. PMID:11367141

  15. An Interactive Multi-Model for Consensus on Climate Change

    SciTech Connect

    Kocarev, Ljupco [University of California, San Diego] [University of California, San Diego

    2014-07-02

    This project purports to develop a new scheme for forming consensus among alternative climate models, that give widely divergent projections as to the details of climate change, that is more intelligent than simply averaging the model outputs, or averaging with ex post facto weighting factors. The method under development effectively allows models to assimilate data from one another in run time with weights that are chosen in an adaptive training phase using 20th century data, so that the models synchronize with one another as well as with reality. An alternate approach that is being explored in parallel is the automated combination of equations from different models in an expert-system-like framework.

  16. An evaluation of a science professional development model: Examining participants' learning and use of new knowledge and skills, organizational support and change, and student learning outcomes

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zender, Georgi Anne

    The problem of this study was to determine in what ways science professional development would support kindergarten through sixth grade teachers in their implementation of a revised curriculum. The problem centered on evaluating the relationship between professional development involvement and teachers' learning and use of new knowledge and skills, organizational support and change, and student learning outcomes. Using data derived from survey responses and other sources (e.g., test scores, financial records, etc.), this study examined use of a science course of study, use of activities/experiments from workshops, use and adequacy of materials adoptions, administrative support, and achievement scores. This research was completed using an Ex Post Facto research design. Using the General Linear Model and causal-comparative analyses, thus study significantly concluded that teachers with a higher level of involvement in science professional development were more likely to use the revised course of study for lesson planning and to perceive materials adoptions as being adequate, and that districts that had participated in science professional development to revise curriculum showed more gains in student learning outcomes. Data on teachers' learning and use of new knowledge and skills implied that districts needed to continue to design teacher leadership situations that implement long-term professional development, build capacity for shared decision making, create a supportive environment for leaders, and incorporate assessments. Teacher leaders needed to actively engage in action research as a professional development strategy to promote reflection on their teaching and student learning. Data on organizational support and change implied that without logistical and financial support for teaching and learning in terms of hands-on materials, teachers would be unable to support future curriculum improvement efforts. Building principals needed to play a more active role in the implementation of curriculum. Data on student learning outcomes implied that both content knowledge and inquiry skills were critical bases for curriculum in terms of teacher efficacy and student achievement. Teachers needed to examine student work as a professional development strategy to also promote reflection on teaching and learning. Further research and professional development in the area of science assessment, in terms of scientific content and processes, was suggested.

  17. RESEARCH REPOSITORIES:RESEARCH REPOSITORIES: OBTAINING CONSENT

    E-print Network

    Chapman, Michael S.

    RESEARCH REPOSITORIES:RESEARCH REPOSITORIES: OBTAINING CONSENT Susan Burner Bankowski, MS, JD, tissue banks, and registries. #12;Consent Requirements?q Research repositories require either consent research use of their data/specimens OROR A waiver of consent and/or authorization by the IRB.IRB. #12

  18. Research at UCC Computer Science Research Activity

    E-print Network

    Schellekens, Michel P.

    www.ucc.ie Research at UCC Computer Science #12;Research Activity Computer Science has an active and business. Research in Computer Science is driven by a vibrant and growing IT industry and is the key and research laboratories. Computer Science at UCC has played a pivotal role in the economic development

  19. UNLV RESEARCH MISCONDUCT POLICY Policy: Research Misconduct

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    Hemmers, Oliver

    UNLV RESEARCH MISCONDUCT POLICY Policy: Research Misconduct Purpose: To comply with federal an administrative policy for handling allegations of research misconduct. This Policy revises and supersedes the UNLV Policy on Ethical Standards in the Conduct of Research adopted in 1993. Policy Authority: Federal

  20. Extramural Research and Research Training Grant Mechanisms.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Inst. on Deafness and Other Communications Disorders, Bethesda, MD.

    This publication describes the variety of research and research training grant mechanisms available from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). The first section briefly describes the following extramural research grant programs: investigator-initiated research project grants; the Small Grant program; First…

  1. Researching Research: Mathematics Education in the Political

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pais, Alexandre; Valero, Paola

    2012-01-01

    We discuss contemporary theories in mathematics education in order to do research on research. Our strategy consists of analysing discursively and ideologically recent key publications addressing the role of theory in mathematics education research. We examine how the field fabricates its object of research by deploying Foucault's notion of…

  2. Connecting Research and Researchers: ORCID Identifiers (Invited)

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    Haak, L.; Bryant, R.

    2013-12-01

    Lack of standards for identification of researchers is a major challenge for the research community. It is difficult not only to unambiguously associate researchers with their own work, but also to track use and re-use of those works. The goal of ORCID (orcid.org) is to connect research with researchers, ultimately saving researchers time in entering data, improving discoverability, and facilitating the flow of research information and data re-use. ORCID is a community-driven non-profit organization that provides an open registry of unique persistent identifiers for researchers. We work collaboratively with the research community to embed these identifiers in research workflows, including manuscript submission, grant application, and data set deposit. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of ORCID, an in particular how it is being used as a switchboard to connect existing but fragmented researcher identifiers. ORCID also provides researchers search and link tools to link their ORCID identifier to their existing datasets, grants, other research works, and an automated method to link new works to their identifier. ORCID is fundamental to solving the name ambiguity problem for researchers and scholars. Together with unique and persistent identifiers for publications, data sets, and research samples, ORCID is an essential underpinning needed to support interoperability between research systems.

  3. Research and Research Methods in Geographical Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Graves, Norman J., Ed.

    This collection of papers examines research methods in geographical education in nine countries. "Research Methods in the History of Geographical Education" (William Marsden, the United Kingdom) examines the methods used and some of the research undertaken in the history of geographical education. "Research Methods in Investigating Children's and…

  4. Research and Technology, 1989

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    Selected research and technology activities at Ames Research Center, including the Moffett Field site and the Dryden Flight Research Facility, are summarized. These accomplishments exemplify the Center's varied and highly productive research efforts for 1989.

  5. Formulating a Research Question

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Research Assistant (Danya International, Inc.)

    2003-08-12

    This tutorial discusses the conceptual development of a research goal, beginning with the formation of a research question. It also explains the links between a research question, specific aims, hypotheses, and long-term research goals.

  6. Global Research Collaborations

    E-print Network

    .........................................................................................70 Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, University of Kansas Medical Center ........................................................................................77 Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Kansas Medical Center International Medicali Global Research Collaborations Merrill Series on The Research Mission

  7. External Research Funding Agreements

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    Victoria, University of

    1 External Research Funding Agreements University Policy No: RH8200 Classification: Research Change: Mandated review: January 2017 Associated Procedures Procedures for Approval of External Research of external Research Funding Agreements and to establish conditions for the remuneration of faculty

  8. 1991 research and technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    Selected research and technology activities at Ames Research Center, including the Moffett Field site and the Dryden Flight Research Facility, are summarized. These activities exemplify the Center's varied and productive research efforts for 1991.

  9. Research and technology, 1992

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    Selected research and technology activities at Ames Research Center, including the Moffett Field site and the Dryden Flight Research Facility, are summarized. These activities exemplify the Center's varied and productive research efforts for 1992.

  10. Research Advocacy 101

    Cancer.gov

    Research Advocacy 101 Research Advocacy 101 was developed to provide information about cancer research advocacy. Over the course of these short videos, you will hear: A discussion of the history of advocacy A definition of research advocacy An explanation

  11. The effects of integrated mathematics/science curriculum and instruction on mathematics achievement and student attitudes in grade six

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hill, Mary Denise

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether integrating mathematics and science curriculum and teaching practices significantly improves achievement in mathematics and attitudes towards mathematics among sixth grade students in South Texas. The study was conducted during the 2001--2002 school year. A causal-comparative ex post facto research design was used to explore the effects of integrated mathematics and science classrooms compared to classrooms of traditional, isolated mathematics and science teaching practices on student achievement and student attitudes. Achievement was based on the Spring 2002 Mathematics portion of the standardized Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) Texas Learning Index (TLI) scores and individual student's mathematics Grade Point Average (GPA). Measurement of student attitudes was based on the results of the Integrated Mathematics Attitudinal Survey (IMAS), created by the researcher for this study. The sample population included 349 Grade 6 mathematics students attending one middle school involved in a pilot program utilizing integrated mathematics/science curriculum and teaching practices in a South Texas urban school district. The research involved 337 of the 349 sixth grade students to study the effects of mathematics/science curriculum and teaching practices on achievement and 207 of the 349 sixth grade students to study the effects of mathematics/science curriculum on attitudes concerning mathematics. The data were analyzed using chi square analyses, independent samples t-tests, and the analysis of variance (ANOVA). Statistical significance was determined at the .05 level of significance. Significant relationships were found when analyzing the proficiency of mathematics skills and individual growth of mathematics achievement. Chi square analyses indicated that the students in the integrated mathematics/science classrooms were more likely to exhibit individual growth and proficiency of mathematics skills based on the results of TAAS. Independent samples t-tests indicated that students in the integrated mathematics/science program scored significantly higher than the students in the traditional program in mean achievement scores and in mean growth of scores based on the results of TAAS. No significant differences were found when comparing mathematics anxiety scores between students in the integrated mathematics/science program and the traditional program. However, additional significant differences were identified when students in the integrated mathematics/science program scored higher than the students in the traditional program when analyzing the overall mean student attitude scores concerning mathematics and the mean scores of attitudinal values of mathematics in society.

  12. The effects of modeling instruction on high school physics academic achievement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wright, Tiffanie L.

    The purpose of this study was to explore whether Modeling Instruction, compared to traditional lecturing, is an effective instructional method to promote academic achievement in selected high school physics classes at a rural middle Tennessee high school. This study used an ex post facto , quasi-experimental research methodology. The independent variables in this study were the instructional methods of teaching. The treatment variable was Modeling Instruction and the control variable was traditional lecture instruction. The Treatment Group consisted of participants in Physical World Concepts who received Modeling Instruction. The Control Group consisted of participants in Physical Science who received traditional lecture instruction. The dependent variable was gains scores on the Force Concepts Inventory (FCI). The participants for this study were 133 students each in both the Treatment and Control Groups (n = 266), who attended a public, high school in rural middle Tennessee. The participants were administered the Force Concepts Inventory (FCI) prior to being taught the mechanics of physics. The FCI data were entered into the computer-based Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS). Two independent samples t-tests were conducted to answer the research questions. There was a statistically significant difference between the treatment and control groups concerning the instructional method. Modeling Instructional methods were found to be effective in increasing the academic achievement of students in high school physics. There was no statistically significant difference between FCI gains scores for gender. Gender was found to have no effect on the academic achievement of students in high school physics classes. However, even though there was not a statistically significant difference, female students' gains scores were higher than male students' gains scores when Modeling Instructional methods of teaching were used. Based on these findings, it is recommended that high school science teachers should use Modeling Instructional methods of teaching daily in their classrooms. A recommendation for further research is to expand the Modeling Instructional methods of teaching into different content areas, (i.e., reading and language arts) to explore academic achievement gains.

  13. Research Writing UTS LIBRARY

    E-print Network

    University of Technology, Sydney

    Research Writing UTS LIBRARY February 2013 Academic Writing Guide Part 4 ­ Research Writing: This section outlines the process of writing a research proposal. #12;2 IV Research Writing 1. Research structure of a research proposal..................................................... 3 1. 1. 1 Table

  14. From Research Outcomes...

    E-print Network

    Berzins, M.

    From Research Outcomes... to ...Gateway to Research ARMA Study Day 19 March 2014 #12;RCUK Research Outcomes Harmonisation (ROH) Project Research Funding Programme Heather Sayers ­ Project Manager (RCUK) Further information on the Research Outcomes Harmonisation Project is available at: http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research

  15. Research and technology, 1993

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

    Selected research and technology activities at Ames Research Center, including the Moffett Field site and the Dryden Flight Research Facility, are summarized. These activities exemplify the center's varied and productive research efforts for 1993. This year's report presents some of the challenging work recently accomplished in the areas of aerospace systems, flight operations and research, aerophysics, and space research.

  16. 2009 RESEARCH ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    E-print Network

    Standiford, Richard B.

    2009 RESEARCH ACCOMPLISHMENTS Pacific Southwest Research Station #12;VISION AND MISSION VISION AND MISSION The Pacific Southwest Research Station is a world leader in natural resources research through our US The Pacific Southwest (PSW) Research Station represents Forest Service Research and Development

  17. Research Councils UK Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders

    E-print Network

    Crowther, Paul

    Research Councils UK Statement of Expectations for Research Fellowships and Future Research Leaders Research Councils' fund fellowships and future research leaders to: attract excellent researchers into excellent UK research environments develop research leaders for the future UK national capability drive

  18. The relationship between selected standardized test scores and performance in advanced placement math and science exams: Analyzing the differential effectiveness of scores for course identification and placement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Urbina, Josue N.

    There is a national need to increase the STEM-related workforce. Among factors leading towards STEM careers include the number of advanced high school mathematics and science courses students complete. Florida's enrollment patterns in STEM-related Advanced Placement (AP) courses, however, reveal that only a small percentage of students enroll into these classes. Therefore, screening tools are needed to find more students for these courses, who are academically ready, yet have not been identified. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which scores from a national standardized test, Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/ National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), in conjunction with and compared to a state-mandated standardized test, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), are related to selected AP exam performance in Seminole County Public Schools. An ex post facto correlational study was conducted using 6,189 student records from the 2010 - 2012 academic years. Multiple regression analyses using simultaneous Full Model testing showed differential moderate to strong relationships between scores in eight of the nine AP courses (i.e., Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics B, Physics C Electrical, Physics C Mechanical, Statistics, Calculus AB and BC) examined. For example, the significant unique contribution to overall variance in AP scores was a linear combination of PSAT Math (M), Critical Reading (CR) and FCAT Reading (R) for Biology and Environmental Science. Moderate relationships for Chemistry included a linear combination of PSAT M, W (Writing) and FCAT M; a combination of FCAT M and PSAT M was most significantly associated with Calculus AB performance. These findings have implications for both research and practice. FCAT scores, in conjunction with PSAT scores, can potentially be used for specific STEM-related AP courses, as part of a systematic approach towards AP course identification and placement. For courses with moderate to strong relationships, validation studies and development of expectancy tables, which estimate the probability of successful performance on these AP exams, are recommended. Also, findings established a need to examine other related research issues including, but not limited to, extensive longitudinal studies and analyses of other available or prospective standardized test scores.

  19. Academic Research Enhancement Award

    Cancer.gov

    This announcement is intended to support new and ongoing health-related research projects proposed by qualified scientists who need support for small-scale research projects. This award supports small-scale, new or ongoing health-related research projects, including pilot research projects and feasibility studies; development, testing, and refinement of research techniques; secondary analysis of available data sets; and similar discrete research projects that demonstrate research capability.

  20. Sarnoff Cardiovascular Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Research Foundation

    E-print Network

    Bushman, Frederic

    Sarnoff Cardiovascular Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Research Foundation Medical Research Foundation Research Foundation Medical Student Research Fellowships Scientists of Tomorrow #12 medical Provides medical Sarnoff Cardiovascular Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation Research

  1. Research Fellow Research School of Engineering

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Wen

    Resume Wen Zhang Research Fellow Research School of Engineering The Australian National University National University, Canberra, Australia OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship (Feb. 2010-Mar. 2012) CSIRO ProcessD in Electrical Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Thesis: "Measurement

  2. Researcher Practices on Returning Genetic Research Results

    PubMed Central

    Heaney, Christopher; Tindall, Genevieve; Lucas, Joe

    2010-01-01

    Background/Aims: As genetic and genomic research proliferates, debate has ensued about returning results to participants. In addition to consideration of the benefits and harms to participants, researchers must also consider the logistical and financial feasibility of returning research results. However, little data exist of actual researcher practices. Methods: We conducted an online survey of 446 corresponding authors of genetic/genomic studies conducted in the United States and published in 2006–2007 to assess the frequency with which they considered, offered to, or actually returned research results, what factors influenced these decisions, and the method of communicating results. Results: The response rate was 24% (105/446). Fifty-four percent of respondents considered the issue of returning research results to participants, 28% offered to return individual research results, and 24% actually returned individual research results. Of those who considered the issue of returning research results during the study planning phase, the most common factors considered were whether research results were deemed clinically useful (18%) and respect for participants (13%). Researchers who had a medical degree and conducted studies on children were significantly more likely to offer to return or actually return individual results compared to those with a Ph.D. only. Conclusions: We speculate that issues associated with clinical validity and respect for participants dominated concerns of time and expense given the prominent and continuing ethical debates surrounding genetics and genomics research. The substantial number of researchers who did not consider returning research results suggests that researchers and institutional review boards need to devote more attention to a topic about which research participants are interested. PMID:20939736

  3. Research process. Planning the research project.

    PubMed

    Gabel, L L

    1990-10-01

    This second article in a series of six on the research process provides a guide to planning a research project from start to finish. By description and illustration, 13 steps are outlined. Although the guide is comprehensive, advice is offered at strategic points regarding the value of consulting with a research specialist or a colleague experienced in research to gain assistance or insight into the planning process. Additionally, an admonition underlies the whole process: keep it simple and succinct. PMID:2269927

  4. Health Research National Institute for Health Research

    E-print Network

    Diggle, Peter J.

    Embedding Health Research National Institute for Health Research Annual Report 2009/10 #12;Contents National Institute for Health Research Annual Report 2009/10 1 Foreword 2 The National Institute for Health to the NHS 40 Section 4: Strengthening health policy 54 Section 5: Changing NHS practice 64 Financial summary

  5. Research update from Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory does intramural research for the United States Department of Agriculture on avian Influenza and Newcastle disease viruses. Research accomplishments for the last year will be reported. This includes the development of new real-time reverse transcriptase pol...

  6. Research at Research Development Services and

    E-print Network

    of Virginia Family #12;Arts/Humanities/Creative Writing Tim Seibles nominated for a National Book Award (2013; Distribution of Sponsored Research at ODU RESEARCH FY 13 Research Expenditures 1% 0% 17% 21% 5% 32% 23% Arts) Biological Sciences (Sciences) Proteomics, Genomics, Environmental Health, Physical Therapy (Health Sciences

  7. Research ethics committees: agents of research policy?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elina Hemminki

    2005-01-01

    The purpose of this commentary is to describe the unintended effects ethics committees may have on research and to analyse the regulatory and administrative problems of clinical trials. DISCUSSION: The Finnish law makes an arbitrary distinction between medical research and other health research, and the European Union's directive for good clinical trials further differentiates drug trials. The starting point of

  8. Researching Research in Master's Degrees in Europe

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sin, Cristina

    2012-01-01

    The research dimension of higher education programmes is usually discussed in association with doctoral studies. Against a background of scarce literature investigating research in a Master's degree, this article aims to analyse the place of research in Master's qualifications, first, as envisaged by official European and national documents acting…

  9. Researching Teacher-Research: A Practitioner's Retrospective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fleischer, Cathy

    1994-01-01

    Considers the role of teacher-researchers, who try to analyze their own teaching and their students' learning for the purpose of benefiting both. Narrates the development of a teacher-researcher's projects and the program of reading informing the projects. Presents a picture of the teacher-researcher movement at a crucial moment in its emergence.…

  10. Research Leadership as Entrepreneurial Organizing for Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hansson, Finn; Monsted, Mette

    2008-01-01

    The paper discusses research leadership in public universities under change and the role of entrepreneurial strategies in research. Research leadership function today in situations where the New Public Management movement one the one hand have introduced management by accountability and control in the university while on the other hand open…

  11. USDA-Agricultural Research Service Irrigation Research

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The ARS irrigation research program at the Delta Center is part of the USDA-ARS Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit located at Columbia, Missouri. It began in 2000 with cooperative research between ARS scientists at Columbia and University of Missouri scientists at the Delta Center. By ...

  12. Research Methodologies in Language Treatment Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Slater, Sarah C.; Baum, Herbert M.

    1998-01-01

    Discusses several designs used in research, specifically in language treatment research. Randomized clinical trials are highlighted because of their designation as the gold standard for determining treatment efficacy in the medical community. A brief discussion of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Clinical Trials Research Group is…

  13. USDA-Agricultural Research Service Irrigation Research

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The ARS irrigation research program at the Delta Center is part of the USDA-ARS Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit located at Columbia, Missouri. It began in 2000 with cooperative research between ARS scientists at Columbia and Delta Center faculty. By 2003 the program had expanded eno...

  14. Research Supervision: The Research Management Matrix

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maxwell, T. W.; Smyth, Robyn

    2010-01-01

    We briefly make a case for re-conceptualising research project supervision/advising as the consideration of three inter-related areas: the learning and teaching process; developing the student; and producing the research project/outcome as a social practice. We use this as our theoretical base for an heuristic tool, "the research management…

  15. Teacher as Researcher: Teaching as Lived Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Binder, Marni

    2012-01-01

    Teacher inquiry can shape empirical inquiries by nonpracticing researchers, by allowing them to draw on the practical knowledge of those in the classroom. This recognition challenged the author to question what legitimized her role as a teacher-researcher and ask how she could have felt empowered as a researcher without higher education. In this…

  16. RESEARCH STRATEGY: GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Research Strategy of ORD's Global Change Research Program outlines a ten-year plan and a major redirection of the Program towards an emphasis on assessing the consequences of global change and on conducting research to support such assessments. Assessments will be conducted o...

  17. Planning a research project.

    PubMed

    Gelling, Leslie; Engward, Hilary

    2015-03-11

    The planning stage of any research project is one of the most important stages in the research process. This article offers insight into the important issues a researcher needs to consider when planning his or her research, including how to develop a research protocol, obtaining research funding, seeking academic, peer and social support, gaining research ethics and governance approval and planning a research schedule. Careful planning ensures that the research project is achievable and can be completed on time, with the funding available. PMID:25758518

  18. Nuclear energy related research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rintamaa, R.

    1992-05-01

    The annual Research Program Plan describes publicly funded nuclear energy related research to be carried out mainly at the Technical Research Center of Finland (VTT) in 1992. The research is financed primarily by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (KTM), the Finnish Center for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (STUK), and VTT itself. Other research institutes, utilities, and industry also contribute to many projects.

  19. Nottingham: International Research Leader

    E-print Network

    Aickelin, Uwe

    of combating climate change. At the heart of everything we do is our commitment to meet the future research been further enhanced with the 2008 results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). This brochure Ranked by Research Power Research Powerhouse 3 RAE is the UK's definitive guide to research quality

  20. Participatory Action Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bige Saatcioglu

    2008-01-01

    The goal of improving consumer welfare can subtly or dramatically shape the research process, the methods used, and the theories developed. This article introduces the participatory action research paradigm, which is based upon the goal of helping people and employs methodologies that are different from traditional consumer research. Exemplars of action research are analyzed to reveal applications for researchers who

  1. Research Statement Noah Finkelstein

    E-print Network

    Finkelstein, Noah

    Research Statement Noah Finkelstein Physics Education Research and Contexts of Student Learning My research interests lie within the newly developing field of physics education research (PER). In the last decade (and especially in the last few years), physics education research has undergone tremendous growth

  2. Forest Research Coporate Plan

    E-print Network

    Forest Research Coporate Plan 2006­2009 The research agency of the Forestry Commission #12;Forest Research Corporate Plan 2006­2009 1Corporate Plan 2006­2009 #12;Chief Executive Professor Jim Lynch Forest Research Alice Holt Lodge Farnham Surrey GU10 4LH Tel: 01420 22255 E-mail: research

  3. Forest Research: Climate Change

    E-print Network

    Forest Research: Climate Change projects Forest Research is part of the Forestry Commission of climate change-related research is wide-ranging, covering impact assessment and monitoring, adaptation around a quarter of its research budget with Forest Research on climate change and related programmes

  4. Research Councils UK Transforming

    E-print Network

    Berzins, M.

    Research Councils UK Transforming our energy future #12;Research funded by the Research Councils in 2002 to create a viable renewable energy research community to foster industrial engagement of research, expertise and the business capability to develop and exploit them commercially. Energy and its

  5. School Integration Policies in Northern Cities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glazer, Nathan

    It is pointed out that there is little expert research on the effects of de facto segregation in schools in the North and the West. Too often an oversimplified casual relationship is drawn which explains the educational gap between white and Negro students in de facto segregated schools. Other factors considered in analyzing educational status…

  6. Early Detection Research Worldwide

    Cancer.gov

    Genetic research on cancer has grown tremendously in the last decade, and the increase in the number of published research articles has been truly phenomenal. However, molecular and genetic research focusing on the early detection of cancer is still lagging.

  7. Research Review Psychology 2011

    E-print Network

    van Rooij, Robert

    Research Review Psychology 2011 QANU July 2012 #12;QANU / Psychology research assessment 20122;QANU / Psychology Research assessment 2012 3 CONTENTS 1. The Review Committee and review procedures...............................................166 Appendix D: Additional information regarding the Leiden Institute of Psychology ..............169

  8. About the Research Group

    Cancer.gov

    About the Research Group Mission Designs, develops, implements, and monitors chemoprevention research efforts in the areas of lung and head and neck cancers. Implements research through clinical trials screening, testing, and validating new technologies

  9. Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

    MedlinePLUS

    ... of Dystonia Research Research News Funding Programs Current Research Dystonia Coalition About DMRF Mission People Dystonia Dialogue DMRF Insights Blog For the Media Connect Contact Us Privacy Policy Support Groups Calendar

  10. Avian influenza research update

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory maintains an active research program for avian influenza in several different areas including developing and improving diagnostic test, developing and testing vaccines, doing basic pathogenesis research, and studies on molecular epidemiology. The highlights...

  11. Kids 4 Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kids4Research (Kids4Research)

    2001-01-01

    This website provides information about animals in research, the research process, and the benefits of research for K-6 students. There is also a resource section with online games, downloads, and additional information, such as "Caring for Classroom Pets."

  12. Research and technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    This report describes various research and technology activities at Ames Moffett and Ames Dryden Research Centers. Highlights of these accomplishments indicate the Centers' varied and highly productive research efforts for 1987.

  13. WASTE RESEARCH STRATEGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Waste Research Strategy covers research necessary to support both the proper management of solid and hazardous wastes and the effective remediation of contaminated waste sites. This research includes improving the assessment of existing environmental risks, as well as develop...

  14. 2004 Research Highlights

    Cancer.gov

    Below are highlights of research reported by grantees supported by the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP). We can't begin to capture all the research contributions of our grantees and apologize for this.

  15. NRMRL BIOSOLIDS RESEARCH UNDERWAY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) has a reputation for producing useful and highly regarded research in the area of wastewater sludges and biosolids. Presently many projects are underway which uphold this reputation. NRMRL biosolids research can be categori...

  16. Research Advocacy at NCI

    Cancer.gov

    The patient perspective research advocates brings into NCI’s research enterprise helps to inform research focus and support the dissemination of results that lead to new and better cancer prevention, detection, and treatment methods.

  17. Translational Research Program (TRP)

    Cancer.gov

    The Translational Research Program (TRP) is the home of the SPOREs — the Specialized Programs of Research Excellence — a cornerstone of NCI’s efforts to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary translational cancer research.

  18. Nano Research Journal

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Nano Research is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary research journal that focuses on all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Submissions are solicited in all topical areas, ranging from basic aspects of the science of nanoscale materials to practical applications of such materials. Nano Research is an open-access journal, making all research results freely available online.Nano Research offers readers an attractive mix of authoritative and comprehensive Reviews, original cutting-edge research in Communication and Full Paper formats. Rapid review to ensure quick publication is a key feature of Nano Research.Articles in Nano Research are accessible free of charge in 2008 and 2009.

  19. Well-Being Is a Process of Becoming: Respondent-Led Research with Organic Farmers in Madagascar

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farnworth, Cathy Rozel

    2009-01-01

    Malagasy "players"--farmers, middle men, organic organisations and policy makers--see in export-orientated organic agriculture a way for Madagascar to build upon its historic export strengths: spices, essential oils, medicinal plants and tropical fruits. They point to the "de facto" organic status of most farming in the country and view organic…

  20. The educational function of an astronomy REU program as described by participating women

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Slater, Stephanie Jean

    The long-running REU-program is tacitly intended to increase retention and provide "an important educational experience" for undergraduates, particularly women, minorities and underrepresented groups. This longitudinal, two-stage study was designed to explore the ways in which REUs acted as educational experiences for 51 women in the field of astronomy, in an attempt to develop a theory of experience related to the REU. Stage-1 consisted of an ex post facto analysis of data collected over 8 years, including multiple interviews with each participant during their REU, annual open-ended alumni surveys, faculty interviews, and extensive field notes. All data were analyzed using a theoretical framework of continuity and interaction, in a search for transformative experiences. Four findings emerged, related to developing understandings of the nature of professional scientific work, the scientific process, the culture of academia, and an understanding of the "self." Analysis provided an initial theory that was used to design the Stage-2 interview protocol. In Stage-2, over 10 hours of interviews were conducted with 8 participants selected for their potential to disconfirm the initial theory. Results indicate that the REU provided a limited impact in terms of participants' knowledge of professional astronomy as a largely computer-based endeavor. The REU did not provide a substantive educational experience related to the nature of scientific work, the scientific process, the culture of academia, participants' conceptions about themselves as situated in science, or other aspects of the "self". Instead, the data suggests that these women began the REU with pre-existing and remarkably strong conceptions in these areas, and that the REU did not function to alter those states. These conceptions were frequently associated with other mentors/scientist interactions, from middle school into the undergraduate years. Instructors and family members also served as crucial forces in shaping highly developed, stable science identities. Sustained relationships with mentors were particularly transformational. These findings motivate an ongoing research agenda of long-term mentoring relationships for women in the sciences, at a variety of stages and across multiple disciplines.

  1. Assessing the Effectiveness of E-learning Integration in College Physics in the Alamo Community Colleges District

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhou, Qiaoying

    Academic achievement and student participation in physics are lower than desired. Research has shown that there is a shortage of college students entering science and technology fields such as physics. E-learning may provide the technology-oriented Net Generation learner an option for taking courses such as physics in a course modality with which they are most comfortable thus garnering more participation and higher academic achievement. A quantitative ex-post facto study was performed to compare face-to-face and E-learning modalities on course completion and physics achievement for an entire introductory physics course. The theoretical framework for this study was based on the constructivist theory of education that implies a student-centered learning process. The sample consisted of 116 students enrolled in introductory physics courses at four 2-year community colleges in Texas. Course completion, SAT scores, Force Concept Inventory examination scores, as well as demographic information and employment information were examined. Linear and ordinal multiple regression analysis were used to determine if course modality is predictive of physics achievement while controlling for general scholastic aptitude, current employment, the presence of children in the home, and teacher evaluations. The results showed that students in the E-learning course performed better on the Force Concept Inventory than those in the traditional course both in the multiple regression analysis, beta = .61, p < .001, and in the ordinal regression analysis, Wald(1) = 18.83, p < .001. A chi-square test was used to determine if course completion rates differ between students in the two course modalities. The results showed no difference in course completion rates between students in the two course modalities, chi 2(1, n = 116) = 1.02, p = .312. It was concluded that students in an E-learning course modality had higher physics achievement but were no more likely to complete the introductory physics course than students were in a face-to-face modality. It was recommended that other colleges and universities should develop and test E-learning courses for introductory physics, that larger sample sizes should be used in future studies, and that additional outcome variables including the likelihood that a student chooses physics as a major or the likelihood that a student completes a physics degree should be examined.

  2. Learning-style preferences of Latino/Hispanic community college students enrolled in an introductory biology course

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    Sarantopoulos, Helen D.

    Purpose. The purpose of this study was to identify, according to the Productivity Environment Preference Survey (PEPS) instrument, which learning-style domains (environmental, emotional, sociological, and physiological) were favored among Latino/Hispanic community college students enrolled in introductory biology classes in a large, urban community college. An additional purpose of this study was to determine whether statistically significant differences existed between the learning-style preferences and the demographic variables of age, gender, number of prior science courses, second language learner status, and earlier exposure to scientific information. Methodology. The study design was descriptive and ex post facto. The sample consisted of a total of 332 Latino/Hispanic students enrolled in General Biology 3. Major findings. The study revealed that Latino/Hispanic students enrolled in introductory biology at a large urban community college scored higher for the learning preference element of structure. Students twenty-five years and older scored higher for the learning preference elements of light, design, persistence, responsibility, and morning time (p <= 0.05). Females scored higher in the preference elements of (a) light, (b) temperature (warmth), (c) authority and (d) auditory (p <= 0.05). Significant differences were found for the elements of sound, warmth, motivation, several ways, and intake between the students with no prior science coursework and those who completed more than one (p <= 0.05). No significant learning-style preferences were found between second English language learners and those who learned English as their primary language (p <= 0.05). Students who frequently read science articles scored higher for the elements of motivation, persistence, responsibility, and tactile (p <= 0.05). Conclusions and recommendations. The conclusions were that Latino/Hispanic students need detailed guidance and clearly stated course objectives. The recommendations were: (1) College professors, counselors, and administrators must become aware of the Dunn learning-style model and instruments and on recent learning-style research articles on ethnically diverse groups of adult learners; and (2) Instructors should plan their instruction to incorporate the learning-style preferences of their students.

  3. Ten-Year Retrospective Longitudinal-Study of Student Perspectives on Value of REU

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    Slater, T. F.; Slater, S. J.

    2013-12-01

    For more than two decades, federal agencies have been enthusiastically supporting summer research experiences for undergraduates. These REU programs are tacitly intended to increase retention and provide "an important educational experience" for undergraduates, particularly women, minorities and underrepresented groups. Numerous authors (viz., Laursen, Lopatto, Dolan, among many others) have enthusiastically described positive impacts of summer REU programs from exit interview data. These results include enhanced persistence to pursue STEM careers and confirmed desire to attend graduate school in the field targeted by a particular REU. Perhaps surprisingly, negative student experiences are rarely described in the scholarly literature, but do appear in more informal publications (viz., Gueterma, 2007). One wonders how REU alumni, looking back over their entire collective portfolio of experiences, now perceive the educational value of their REU experience relative to their other educational experiences. To obtain a backwards-looking, reflective description from REU alumni on the value of their REU experiences, we conducted a 10-year, two-stage study was designed to explore the ways in which the REU acted as an educational experience for 51 women from a single geoscience sub-discipline. The first phase was an ex post facto longitudinal analysis of data, including multiple interviews with each participant during their REU, annual open-ended alumni surveys, faculty interviews, and extensive field notes, over a 10-year period. This analysis informed the second phase, a clinical interview. Over 10 hours of interviews with 8 participants were conducted and analyzed. These 8 participants were selected to represent a variety of career stages, and for their potential to reflect on a wide variety of educational experiences. Results from the interviews, done many years after their REU experience, indicate that the interviewees' REU did not provide a substantive educational experience related to the nature of scientific work, the scientific process, or the culture of academia when considered in a comparative context of students' other educational experiences. Results further indicated that the REU did not serve to transform participants' conceptions about themselves as situated in science, and learning gains with regard to other aspects of the self, were somewhat limited. Instead, the data suggests that these women arrived at the REU with pre-existing and remarkably strong conceptions in these areas, and that the REU did not functional to alter those states. These conceptions were frequently the result of interactions with mentors/scientists from middle school until well into the undergraduate period.

  4. National Environmental Research Parks

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1994-07-01

    The National Environmental Research Parks are outdoor laboratories that provide opportunities for environmental studies on protected lands that act as buffers around Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The research parks are used to evaluate the environmental consequences of energy use and development as well as the strategies to mitigate these effects. They are also used to demonstrate possible environmental and land-use options. The seven parks are: Fermilab National Environmental Research Park; Hanford National Environmental Research Park; Idaho National Environmental Research Park; Los Alamos National Environmental Research Park; Nevada National Environmental Research Park; Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park; and Savannah River National Environmental Research Park. This document gives an overview of the events that led to the creation of the research parks. Its main purpose is to summarize key points about each park, including ecological research, geological characteristics, facilities, and available databases.

  5. Research for Change: What is "research excellence" for civil society

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    ", "Participatory/Collaborative Action Research", "participatory" and "multi-stakeholder" research are now common by John Gaventa and Alison Mathie, Coady International Institute "Research for Action", "Action ResearchResearch for Change: What is "research excellence" for civil society organizations

  6. Tall Timbers Research Station: Research Programs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Tall Timbers Research Station works to foster land stewardship through its research, conservation, and education efforts. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, the Tall Timbers Station conducts research in the areas of Fire Ecology, Resource Management, Vertebrate Ecology, Forestry, and Northern Bobwhite Quail studies. The Station's website contains overviews of its five major research programs and offers information regarding research jobs and internships. Tall Timbers also provides downloadable copies of its _Research Notes_ publication, and lists a variety of staff publications (some of which are downloadable). In addition, Tall Timbers features the E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database (reported on in the Scout Report for Science & Engineering, January 6, 1999) which contains approximately 15,000 citations, and 6,000 abstracts.

  7. Research & Reference Gateway: Research Guides: Business

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    An important resource from the Rutgers University Libraries, this business research resources guide puts the top business research sources in one easy-to-use place. The portal is divided into eighteen sections, including Business News Sources, Job Searching, Market Research, and Financing Your Business. Within each section, there are myriad well-organized sites complete with short annotations. The librarians responsible for this site have thoughtfully included dates for each section denoting when each part was last updated.

  8. Outcomes Research Branch Areas of Research

    Cancer.gov

    A main objective of the Outcomes Research Branch is to enhance the conceptualization and measurement of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and to increase the application of HRQOL data for decision-making in research, practice, and policy. Within the context of cancer outcomes research, HRQOL can be understood as including physical and psychosocial well-being that are affected by cancer and its treatments as perceived by individuals throughout the cancer care continuum.

  9. Internet Research News/ ResearchBuzz

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A companion site to the book Official Netscape Guide to Internet Research (2nd edition), this current awareness resource features a selection of Internet finds on a variety of topics, with a primary focus on tools for research and more efficient searching online. Updated several times a week, the site and its weekly email newsletter, ResearchBuzz, are maintained by Tara Calishain, the book's co-author. Additional resources at the site include a periodic series of articles on Internet research, Quick Tips for searching online, and an internal search engine.

  10. Reporting Research Results Effectively

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    Volkwein, J. Fredericks

    2010-01-01

    Assessment research is at its best when it packages research results and data so that they can be digested by multiple audiences. Too many assessment researchers spend all their efforts planning and executing the research project with little attention to closing the loop at the end. If assessment findings are not communicated effectively, the…

  11. Research Messages 2011

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    National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012

    2012-01-01

    "Research messages 2011" is a collection of summaries of research projects published by National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in 2011. The publication also has an overview essay that captures the themes and highlights from the research for the year, including: (1) the initial education and training of young people and their…

  12. Strategic Education Research Partnership.

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    Donovan, M. S., Ed.; Wigdor, A. K., Ed.; Snow, C. E., Ed.

    This book is a proposal for the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP), a large-scale coherent program of research and development carried out through a partnership between researchers and practitioners. The program would put the problems of educational practice at its center and focus on carrying research and development through all the…

  13. Research in the Schools.

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    McLean, James E., Ed.; Kaufman, Alan S., Ed.

    2001-01-01

    "Research in the Schools" publishes empirical studies focusing on the results of applied educational research, scholarly reviews of research, descriptions of technology applications and innovative teaching strategies, and other topics of interest to educational researchers. Issue number 1 contains these articles: (1) "Factors Associated with…

  14. Biospecimen Research Network

    Cancer.gov

    Each year the Biospecimen Research Network (BRN) sponsors a research symposium to highlight the significant impact of pre-analytical biospecimen variables on cancer research and molecular medicine. The meeting features expert presentations, interactive discussions and poster presentations from a broad range of stakeholders whose work involves biospecimens, including researchers, clinicians, industry representatives and patient advocates.

  15. Research @ WSU VViirrttuuaall

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    and the seminar series. Jinsheng Zhang; Nano@Wayne (http://research.wayne.edu/nano/faculty- researchers.php) 3. http://www.spa.wayne.edu/grant/submitting/process.php 6. Communicate with the OVPR to Let us ____ ___ ______! make you famous (http://research.wayne.edu/communications/communicating-research.php) 7

  16. FLORIDA CROSSBREEDING RESEARCH

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This review highlights the accomplishments of three University of Florida beef cattle research locations from the 1940s through the late 1980s. During that time, the Everglades Research and Education Center at Belle Glade, the Range Cattle Research and Education Center at Ona, and the Beef Research...

  17. NFSMI Research Summary

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    Nettles, Mary Frances

    2014-01-01

    The NFSMI Research Summary is a continuing series of summaries reporting recently completed research and research-based resources funded by the National Food Service Management Institute. The following research studies are summarized in this article: (1) Succession Planning for Management Level Staff in School Nutrition Programs; (2)…

  18. ASHRAE Research PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    ASHRAE Research PROGRAM OVERVIEW November 8, 2011 Michael R. Vaughn, P.E. Manager, Research ASHRAE · 1961 - ASHRAE research lab closed. Research work contracted to other facilities. · 1961 end-user effort to demonstrate compliance 6. Integrate Building Information Modeling (BIM

  19. Research Report Report 2012

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    Ribes, Aurélien

    Research Report 2012 #12;#12;Research Report 2012 #12;#12;Table of contents Numerical weather, aerosols and air quality page 36 Snow page 40 Oceanography page 44 Observation engineering page 48 Research for aeronautics page 54 Annexes page 57 #12;4 . Research Report 2012 The mission statement of Météo

  20. Decolonizing Researcher Authenticity

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    Daza, Stephanie Lynn

    2008-01-01

    This article examines the ways in which researcher authenticity is negotiated along three axes of difference, ethno-linguistic affiliation, sexual orientation and race/skin color. Ultimately, it analyzes how researcher authenticity is produced and played out within research, via interactions between participants, researchers and others who…

  1. Becoming an Academic Researcher

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    Angervall, Petra; Gustafsson, Jan

    2014-01-01

    The neo-liberal restructuring of academia justifies research concerning what constitutes academic work, what it means to be an academic researcher and how researchers manoeuvre in academia. The aim of this article is to investigate how this reshaping of higher education affects how research careers are formed and impacts on "becoming…

  2. Annual Research Briefs - 1996

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1996-01-01

    This report contains the 1996 annual progress reports of the research fellows and students supported by the Center for Turbulence Research. Last year, CTR hosted twelve resident Postdoctoral Fellows, three Research Associates, four Senior Research Fellows, and supported one doctoral student and ten short term visitors.

  3. Forest Research Annual Report

    E-print Network

    Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts 2005­2006 The research agency of the Forestry Commission #12;Forest Research Annual Report and Accounts I 2005­2006 Together with the Comptroller and Auditor to be printed 24 July 2006 HC 1407 The research agency of the Forestry Commission Edinburgh: The Stationery

  4. Rangeland Research Roundup -1

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Welcome to the inaugural edition of “Rangeland Research Roundup”. Please allow me to introduce myself and provide an overview of our rangeland research in this edition. My name is Justin Derner and I have been the Research Leader for the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Rangeland Resources...

  5. RESEARCH TRACKING SYSTEM

    EPA Science Inventory

    Resource Purpose: The Research Tracking System provides information on the status of research that is being conducted to support new drinking water standards. Presently, the database contains only M-DBP research. It will be expanded to include research on the contaminant ca...

  6. The Integrity of Research

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    Axman, Linnea; Boren, Denise

    2010-01-01

    This text is the foundation from which a distinguished lecture was developed focusing on the necessity for research in healthcare carried out with attention to issues of integrity, the hallmark of all commendable research. A cautionary historical review of research misconduct and related topics is provided. Research within a cultural context and…

  7. International Cancer Research Portfolio

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site contains a database of cancer research funded by US and U. research organizations, including the US National Cancer Institute. The International Cancer Research Portfolio (ICRP) promises to put "cancer research at your fingertips" with a convenient, centralized database of information on grants awarded by ICRP partner organizations. The database may be searched by cancer type, area of research, or funding organization. ICRP is designed for "cancer researchers, cancer funding organizations, health care policy makers, health care professionals, cancer survivors, and advocates, as well as anyone with an interest in the most current cancer research."

  8. On the Comfort of the Wilderness: The Significance of Lord Andrew Adonis, De Facto Secretary of State for Education

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    Beckett, Francis

    2005-01-01

    Here Francis Beckett, formerly Education Correspondent of the New Statesman and long-time member of the Labour Party "Comprehensive Futures" group set up to further the cause of non-selective schools for all children reflects on the prospects for radical state education in New Labour's third term. He argues that with Andrew Adonis made a lord to…

  9. The De-Facto Privatization of Secondary Education in Egypt: A Study of Private Tutoring in Technical and General Schools

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    Sobhy, Hania

    2012-01-01

    Most secondary school students in Egypt enrol in private tutoring in almost all subjects throughout the school year. A large proportion of students have stopped attending school altogether due to their reliance on tutoring. This study of how educational markets are perpetuated at school level finds that in the technical track catering to the…

  10. THE CASE AGAINST DE FACTO SEGREGATION EDUCATION IN THE NORTH AND WEST--A CONTEMPORARY CASE STUDY.

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    TILLMAN, JAMES A., JR.

    IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE EDUCATION WHICH ENABLES CHILDREN TO ADJUST NORMALLY TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. THIS CANNOT BE DONE IN A SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT IS RACIALLY IMBALANCED. THE MINNEAPOLIS HUMAN RELATIONS TASK FORCE FEELS THAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MUST NOT WAIT FOR A SOUND COMMUNITY BUT MUST TAKE POSITIVE STEPS TO…

  11. De Facto Language Education Policy through Teachers' Attitudes and Practices: A Critical Ethnographic Study in Three Jamaican Schools

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    Nero, Shondel J.

    2014-01-01

    Using Jamaica, a former British colony where Jamaican Creole (JC) is the mass vernacular but Standard Jamaican English is the official language, as an illustrative case, this critical ethnographic study in three Jamaican schools examines the theoretical and practical challenges of language education policy (LEP) development and implementation in…

  12. Research and technology, 1990

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    Selected research and technology activities at Ames Research Center, including the Moffett Field site and the Dryden Flight Research Facility, are summarized. These accomplishments exemplify the Center's varied and highly productive research efforts for 1990. The activities addressed are under the directories of: (1) aerospace systems which contains aircraft technology, full-scale aerodynamics research, information sciences, aerospace human factors research, and flight systems and simulation research divisions; (2) Dryden flight research facility which contains research engineering division; (3) aerophysics which contains aerodynamics, fluid dynamics, and thermosciences divisions; and (4) space research which contains advanced life support, space projects, earth system science, life science, and space science divisions, and search for extraterrestrial intelligence and space life sciences payloads offices.

  13. Pakistan Agricultural Research Council

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) works at the highest national level to coordinate and support research being conducted at universities, provincial institutions, and federal institutions. The four main PARC research divisions are: Crop Sciences, Natural Resources, Animal Sciences, and Social Sciences. The PARC website contains summary information about these main research areas, as well as information about a variety of crops, research staff, publications, and more. From the PARC site, visitors can also learn about regional research efforts by linking to one the seven major PARC centers including the Sugar Crops Research Institute in Thatta; the National Agricultural Research Centre in Islamabad; the Himalayan Agricultural Research Institute in Kaghan, and the Arid Zone Research Centre in Quetta. Various databases are also available including Plant Genetic Resources with over 15,000 records searchable by species and/or genus; and Pakistan Agriculture--a bibliographic database with more than 32,000 records regarding agriculture in Pakistan.

  14. Evaluating quantitative research reports.

    PubMed

    Russell, Cynthia L

    2005-01-01

    As a novice reviewer, it is often difficult to trust your evaluation of a research report. You may feel uncertain in your interpretations. These are common concerns and can be remedied by reading and discussing research reports on research listservs, through journal clubs, or with other nephrology nurses. Practice using the criteria for research report evaluation and you too can perfect critiquing a research report! PMID:15787085

  15. Photovoltaic research and development: Materials research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. Schissel

    1981-01-01

    Program objectives, milestones, planned research topics and equipment acquisition and specifications are listed. On-going research activities are described, including principal in-house activities on thick-film metallization, photodegradation of polymeric materials, and encapsulation by electrostatic lamination of glass mirrors.

  16. Researcher Risk Perception in Educational Research

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    Wells, Cris

    2010-01-01

    Throughout history human subject research has been plagued by researchers whose studies were riddled with danger and/or risk to their subjects. Indeed, one may cite numerous situations where human subjects were injured and/or killed in experiments that were designed with no thought or anticipation of risk to the subjects. As a result, the federal…

  17. ARCTIC CONTAMINANTS RESEARCH PROGRAM: RESEARCH PLAN

    EPA Science Inventory

    This research plan was initially intended to contain the information needed to evaluate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Arctic Contaminant Research Program (ACRP). t served as a basis for discussion at a peer review, and has been revised to incorporate changes and ...

  18. USDA-AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE IRRIGATION RESEARCH

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The program at the Delta Center is a part of the Cropping Systems and Water Quality Research Unit located at Columbia. It began in 2000 with cooperative research between ARS scientists at Columbia and Delta Center faculty. By 2003 the program had expanded enough to support additional faculty at Port...

  19. Research Funding | Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Content Search this site Research Funding Main Grants.gov RRP Fiscal Year Grant Dollars Applying for an NIH Grant Information for New Grantees NCI Guide for Preparing P01 Applications Human Subjects Research NIH RePORTER Last Updated: 05/15/14 RRP

  20. Teacher Retirement Systems: Research Findings. Research Brief

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hansen, Janet S.; Podgursky, Michael J.; Costrell, Robert M.

    2009-01-01

    This policy brief summarizes findings presented at a February 2009 research conference on teacher retirement systems hosted by the National Center on Performance Incentives (NCPI) at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College. The 2009 conference was the second in a series of NCPI events focusing on findings from recent research on issues related to…

  1. Research and teaching at a research university

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert C. Serow

    2000-01-01

    This paper examines tensions between the research and teachingcomponents of the faculty role. It does so by reporting resultsfrom a case study of committed undergraduate teachers at aresearch university. Having agreed that research was the dominantelement in the university's academic reward system, samplemembers were cross-classified along two dimensions: First, theirown adaptation to the reward structure, as indicated by theirfive-year records

  2. RESEARCHER PROFILE: Cancer Research by the Numbers

    Cancer.gov

    Biostatistician Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan strives to make a difference in the field of cancer research while inspiring her students at the same time. Learn more about how she uses TCGA data in her career in this TCGA in Action Researcher Profile.

  3. Researching the Individual in Workplace Research

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    Loftus, Stephen; Higgs, Joy

    2010-01-01

    Researching how people are educated for practice has often been seen as problematic. We recommend qualitative approaches that draw on hermeneutic phenomenology and narrative inquiry. It is our intention to outline approaches that we believe can be used in an emerging research agenda. We begin by examining assumptions underlying much workplace…

  4. Research and Capacity Innovative Agricultural Research

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    Research and Capacity Building Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) iAGRI is a five-year project to improve agricultural productivity and food security in Tanzania. OSU/CFAES was selected. The Part- ners are working with Sokoine University of Agriculture and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food

  5. Water Research 36 (2002) 46484654 Research note

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    Angenent, Lars T.

    Water Research 36 (2002) 4648­4654 Research note Methanogenic population dynamics during startup of a full-scale anaerobic sequencing batch reactor treating swine waste Largus T. Angenenta,1 , Shihwu Sungb , Lutgarde Raskina, * a Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana

  6. Storytelling as Research/Research as Storytelling

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    Lewis, Patrick J.

    2011-01-01

    If story is central to human meaning why, in the research world, is there not more storytelling? Walter Benjamin (1973) noted that, "a story is different. It does not expend itself. It preserves and concentrates its strength and is capable of releasing it even after a long time" (p. 90). How might research not expend itself, but preserve and…

  7. 22 Research Activities 2012 Research Frontiers

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    Takada, Shoji

    Mind New perspectives on cognitive development in humans from the prenatal period Masako Myowa the development of social cognition in humans and non-human primates from their prenatal periods. Such an approach22 Research Activities 2012 Research Frontiers Development and Evolutionary Foundation of Human

  8. Forest Research The Research Agency of the

    E-print Network

    on climate change adaptation planned by Forest Research and help inform the countries on existing evidence economic evidence on the health benefits provided by street trees1 . This will feed into research the role of street trees in moderating the climate and environment of urban areas, the following benefits

  9. Research and technology, 1989: Langley Research Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    The mission of the NASA Langley Research Center is to increase the knowledge and capability of the United States in a full range of aeronautics disciplines and in selected space disciplines. This mission will be accomplished by performing innovative research relevant to national needs and Agency goals, transferring technology to users in a timely manner, and providing development support to other United States Government agencies, industry, and other NASA centers. Highlights of the major accomplishments and applications that were made during the past year are presented. The highlights illustrate both the broad range of the research and technology activities at NASA Langley Research Center and the contributions of this work toward maintaining United States leadership in aeronautics and space research.

  10. Ames Research Center Research and Technology 2000

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    This report highlights the challenging work accomplished during fiscal year 2000 by Ames research scientists,engineers, and technologists. It discusses research and technologies that enable the Information Age, that expand the frontiers of knowledge for aeronautics and space, and that help to maintain U.S. leadership in aeronautics and space research and technology development. The accomplishments are grouped into four categories based on four of NASA's Strategic Enterprises: Aerospace Technology, Space Science, Biological and Physical Research, and Earth Science. The primary purpose of this report is to communicate knowledge-to inform our stakeholders, customer, and partners, and the people of the United States about the scope and diversity of Ames' mission,the nature of Ames' research and technolog) activities,and the stimulating challenges ahead. The accomplishments cited illustrate the contributions that Ames is willing to improve the quality of life for our citizens and the economic position of the United States in the world marketplace.

  11. Research and technology, 1991. Langley Research Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    The mission of the NASA Langley Research Center is to increase the knowledge and capability of the United States in a full range of aeronautics disciplines and in selected space disciplines. This mission will be accomplished by performing innovative research relevant to national needs and Agency goals, transferring technology to users in a timely manner, and providing development support to other United States Government agencies, industry, and other NASA centers. Highlights are given of the major accomplishments and applications that have been made during the past year. The highlights illustrate both the broad range of the research and technology (R&T) activities at NASA Langley Research Center and the contributions of this work toward maintaining United States leadership in aeronautics and space research.

  12. Human Research Protection Program Plan

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    Weber, David J.

    Human Research Protection Program Plan Revised February 27, 2014 #12;Human Research Protection............................................................................................................... 4 Engaged in Human Research...................................................................................... 4 Human Research

  13. Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) works "to support the sustainable use, management and conservation of Australia's tropical rainforests through world-class research, training and technology transfer." The eight Rainforest CRC research programs include Functional Ecology and Global Change, Canopy Processes and Dynamics, Restoration Ecology and Farm Forestry, and Aboriginal Collaboration and Capacity-building in Research. In addition to providing information about the research activities of the CRC, this website contains a variety of downloadable publications including a series of information sheets under the general heading of _Using Rainforest Research_; a series concerning tropical forest issues; annual reports; and newsletters. The site also contains a searchable bibliography with references for a range of publications authored by CRC researchers since 1993. The site provides information about research activities at the CRC-managed Australian Canopy Crane Research Facility as well.

  14. Translational Educational Research

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    Issenberg, S. Barry; Cohen, Elaine R.; Barsuk, Jeffrey H.; Wayne, Diane B.

    2012-01-01

    Medical education research contributes to translational science (TS) when its outcomes not only impact educational settings, but also downstream results, including better patient-care practices and improved patient outcomes. Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has demonstrated its role in achieving such distal results. Effective TS also encompasses implementation science, the science of health-care delivery. Educational, clinical, quality, and safety goals can only be achieved by thematic, sustained, and cumulative research programs, not isolated studies. Components of an SBME TS research program include motivated learners, curriculum grounded in evidence-based learning theory, educational resources, evaluation of downstream results, a productive research team, rigorous research methods, research resources, and health-care system acceptance and implementation. National research priorities are served from translational educational research. National funding priorities should endorse the contribution and value of translational education research. PMID:23138127

  15. Research Methods Knowledge Base

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    William Trochim

    2002-01-01

    This is a comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods. It covers the entire research process including: formulating research questions; sampling (probability and nonprobability); measurement (surveys, scaling, qualitative, unobtrusive); research design (experimental and quasi-experimental); data analysis; and, writing the research paper. It also addresses the major theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of research including: the idea of validity in research; reliability of measures; and ethics. The Knowledge Base uses an informal, conversational style to engage both the newcomer and the more experienced student of research. It is a fully hyperlinked text that can be integrated easily into an existing course structure or used as a sourcebook for the experienced researcher who simply wants to browse This resource is intended for novice and professional evaluators.

  16. [Research in tropical medicine].

    PubMed

    Dumas, Michel; Preux, Pierre-Marie

    2013-10-01

    In France, research in tropical medicine is carried out by the Institute for Research and Development (IRD), university-affiliated institutes, and other research organizations such as INSERM, CNRS and the Pasteur Institute. Currently, this research is highly fragmented and therefore inefficient. As a result, despite significant financial means, French research in this field is not sufficiently competitive. This research activity should be coordinated by creating a "federation ", that would 1) facilitate the sharing of material and human resources, thereby improving efficiency and resulting in cost savings; 2) valorize French research in tropical medicine and its expert know-how, thus favoring the nomination of French experts in large international research programs (French experts in tropical medicine are currently under-recognized); 3) attract young researchers from France and elsewhere; and 4) adapt to the ongoing demographic and economic evolution of tropical countries. The creation of a Federation of French researchers would also make research in tropical medicine more visible. The objectives to which it leads already must include 1) a better understanding of the priorities of countries in the southern hemisphere, taking into account the social, cultural and economic contexts and ensuring the consistency of current and future projects ; 2) strengthening of research networks in close and equal partnership with researchers in the southern hemisphere, with pooling of resources (scientific, human and material) to reach the critical mass required for major projects ; 3) promoting the emergence of centers of excellence for health research in tropical countries ; and 4) contributing more effectively to training, because there can be no training without research, and no research without training This consolidation will help to empower research in tropical medicine, as in other Western countries, and will allow France to recover the place it deserves. The specific conditions of this Federation of all French stakeholders (universities, research institutes, the military, and NGOs) must be defined by a committee of elected or nominated officials. PMID:25796729

  17. ANALYSIS OF AEROMONAS BY MASS SPECTROMETRY: SPECIATION AND VIRULENCE FACTORS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Introduction: A number of bacteria, including Aeromonas hydrophila, are listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's 1998 Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) as research needs. One research priority designated by the CCL is the identification of virulence activity facto...

  18. Structural Geology 'Research' Conference

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Julie Willis

    In this assignment students read and discuss a peer-reviewed journal article and prepare for and attend our class 'research' conference. In the conference they present on an area of current research as discussed in the journal article they read, and they practice formulating questions about other's research. Outcomes: 1. Read and discuss a structural geology peer-reviewed journal article. 2. Prepare a presentation that demonstrates your understanding of a current research topic in structural geology. 3. View and understand several diverse areas within geology and geophysics that use structural geology in research. 4. Ask questions relevant to a research presentation.

  19. National Microelectronics Research Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Ireland's National Microelectronics Research Center (NMRC) at the University College, Cork, conducts research on information and communications technologies. The organization identifies and addresses "key emerging technological challenges" and focuses on "the development of core technology competencies that will yield technology platforms for future high impact innovation and commercial exploitation." Research themes include microtechnologies, photonics, nanotechnology and research at the ICT/Bio interface. Images and short descriptions provide some background information on these themes, while more detailed research findings can be found on the individual research group websites. Some sections of the website were still being developed at the time of this report.

  20. Research and technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    The role of the Langley Research Center is to engage in the basic and applied research necessary for the advancement of aeronautics and space flight, to enerate new and advanced concepts for the accomplishment of related national goals, and to provide research advice, technological support, and assistance to other NASA installations, other government agencies, and industry. Highlights of the major accomplishments and applications made during the past year are described. The highlights illustrate both the broad range of the research and technology activities at the Langley Research Center and the contributions of this work toward maintaining United States leadership in aeronautics and space research.

  1. CSIRO Marine Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Offered by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), CSIRO Marine Research Web site contains multiple levels of valuable information. The organization's mission is to "understand its oceans by conducting research in the sustainable use of Australia's marine resources, the ocean's role in climate, and the effective conservation of the marine ecosystem integrity." Visitors will find current news articles, research material including free modeling software, and various data and related products such as remote sensing information and publications. The strength of the site lies in the adaptability of its offerings to research and researchers around the world.

  2. Aerothermodynamics research at NASA Ames Research Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Deiwert, George S.

    1987-01-01

    Research activity in the aerothermodynamics branch at the NASA Ames Research Center is reviewed. Advanced concepts and mission studies relating to the next generation aerospace transportation systems are summarized and directions for continued research identified. Theoretical and computational studies directed at determining flow fields and radiative and convective heating loads in real gases are described. Included are Navier-Stokes codes for equilibrium and thermochemical nonequilibrium air. Experimental studies in the 3.5-ft hypersonic wind tunnel, the ballistic ranges, and the electric arc driven shock tube are described. Tested configurations include generic hypersonic aerospace plane configurations, aeroassisted orbital transfer vehicle shapes and Galileo probe models.

  3. Research in CS and Research Careers in India

    E-print Network

    Jalote, Pankaj

    Research in CS and Research Careers in India Pankaj Jalote Dept of Computer Sc. And Engg. I.I.T. Kanpur jalote@iitk.ac.in Agenda Research Researcher Research career #12;Research What is Research? Research Answers some general question, whose answer is useful and unknown The question may not be known

  4. Research Education Office of the Vice President for Research

    E-print Network

    Capecchi, Mario R.

    Research Education Office of the Vice President for Research Research Administration Training Series Fall, 2010 Research Education offers several continuing education and training opportunities for all research personnel at the University of Utah. The curriculum includes traditional classes

  5. Family caregiving of persons following neurotrauma: issues in research, service and policy.

    PubMed

    Ramkumar, Neeta A; Elliott, Timothy R

    2010-01-01

    Family caregivers of persons following neurotrauma function as de facto extensions of our health care system. Their challenges may result in negative consequences for their physical and mental health, which directly impacts the well-being of their care-recipient. In this paper, we survey current practices in providing caregiver support, outline considerations for developing collaborative interventions, and make recommendations for assessing intervention effectiveness consistent with the nature of the adjustment processes among caregivers and care recipients. PMID:20634605

  6. DCCPS: Behavioral Research Program: Research Tools

    Cancer.gov

    Managed by the Basic and Biobehavioral Research Branch, BiMPED encourages mechanistic studies to identify biological signaling pathways that might inform how behavioral stress and other influences on tumorigenesis are mediated by the central nervous system.

  7. Telerobotic research at NASA Langley Research Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sliwa, Nancy E.

    1987-01-01

    An overview of Automation Technology Branch facilities and research is presented. Manipulator research includes dual-arm coordination studies, space manipulator dynamics, end-effector controller development, automatic space structure assembly, and the development of a dual-arm master-slave telerobotic manipulator system. Sensor research includes gravity-compensated force control, real-time monovision techniques, and laser ranging. Artificial intelligence techniques are being explored for supervisory task control, collision avoidance, and connectionist system architectures. A high-fidelity dynamic simulation of robotic systems, ROBSIM, is being supported and extended. Cooperative efforts with Oak Ridge National Laboratory have verified the ability of teleoperators to perform complex structural assembly tasks, and have resulted in the definition of a new dual-arm master-slave telerobotic manipulator. A bibliography of research results and a list of technical contacts are included.

  8. Rocket Propulsion Research at Lewis Research Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dawson, Virginia P.

    1992-01-01

    A small contingent of engineers at NASA Lewis Research Center pioneered in basic research on liquid propellants for rockets shortly after World War II. Carried on through the 1950s, this work influenced the important early decisions made by Abe Silverstein when he took charge of the Office of Space Flight Programs for NASA. He strongly supported the development of liquid hydrogen as a propulsion fuel in the face of resistance from Wernher von Braun. Members of the Lewis staff played an important role in bringing liquid hydrogen technology to the point of reliability through their management of the Centaur Program. This paper demonstrates how the personality and engineering intuition of Abe Silverstein shaped the Centaur program and left a lasting imprint on the laboratory research tradition. Many of the current leaders of Lewis Research Center received their first hands-on engineering experience when they worked on the Centaur program in the 1960s.

  9. NREL Research License Template RESEARCH LICENSE

    E-print Network

    and [COMPANY or UNIVERSITY NAME], (hereinafter "Research Licensee"), a [FOR-PROFIT or NON-PROFIT] entity And [COMPANY or UNIVERSITY NAME] This License Agreement (hereinafter "Agreement"), which shall be effective

  10. Transportation Management Research Collection /

    E-print Network

    Handy, Todd C.

    Transportation Management Research Collection / Karl Ruppenthal (collector) Compiled by Graham D;Collection Description Transportation Management Research Collection / Karl Ruppenthal (collector). ­ 1946 in the UBC Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration and Director of the Centre for Transportation

  11. Research and technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1986-01-01

    This report describes various research and technology activities at Ames Moffett and Ames Dryden. Highlights of these accomplishments indicate the Center's varied and highly productive research efforts for 1985.

  12. GROUND WATER RESEARCH PLAN

    EPA Science Inventory

    This document sets out the objectives of the Environmental Protection Agency's ground-water research; specifies the Agency's legislative mandates in ground water; and describes the research activities which support those mandates with explicit time frames; and identifies the clie...

  13. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY - CORVALLIS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Environmental Research Laboratory - Corvallis is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's - national research center for terrestrial and watershed ecology, aquatic ecoregions, and for the ecological effects of climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, and atmospheric p...

  14. Research in Biotechnology and

    E-print Network

    Ma, Yi

    Research in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois PROTEIN, CELL-Champaign, has a growing research focus in Biotechnology and Biomolecular Engineering. More than half processes, tissue engineering, the development of sophisticated imaging techniques for biotechnology

  15. Mild Cognitive Impairment Research

    MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

    ... Media Text Size Videos and Media Virtual Library Brain Tour Facts & Figures Spotlight on Researchers Web Links ... early diagnosis Mild Cognitive Impairment Research Inside the brain Genetics in Alzheimer's Advances in brain imaging Diet ...

  16. Outcomes Research Branch

    Cancer.gov

    Outcomes Research Branch A circular graphic depicts a conceptual model of ORB's mission, vision, and research areas. The mission portion of the graphic echoes and expands upon the text description that precedes the graphic; that is, ORB leads, coordinates,

  17. NASA propeller noise research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Greene, G. C.

    1980-01-01

    The research in propeller noise prediction, noise/performance optimization, and interior reduction is described. Selected results are presented to illustrate the status of the technology and the direction of future research.

  18. Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Before Diagnosis? Surprising Findings From IH Registry Study Published in the Journal of Women's Health Previous research ... The following paper is the second research study published from an IH Registry project. more > Video IHRF ...

  19. Research Libraries Catalog

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The library catalog of the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library (CATNYP) is available for searching via telnet. The catalog includes materials added to the collection since 1971, as well as some materials acquired before 1971. The Research Libraries include four centers: the Center for the Humanities, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (LPA), the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Science and Industry Business Library (SIBL). The collections of these libraries contain 38.8 million items, including 11.8 million books. Note, however, that the Research Libraries' collections are for onsite use. telnet://nyplgate.nypl.org/ login: nypl The Research Libraries' catalog is menu pick "2". Telnet to nyplgate.nypl.org and login: nypl For information about the individual Research Libraries: http://www.nypl.org/research/research.html

  20. DCTD — Research Resources

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to Content Click here to view the Site Map Home | Sitemap | Contact DCTD Search this site Research Resources Overview Biomarkers Academics/ Clinical Trialists Industry Researchers DCTD Programs Cancer Diagnosis Program Cancer Imaging Program Cancer

  1. Research Programs and Initiatives

    Cancer.gov

    CGH develops international initiatives and collaborates with other NCI divisions, NCI-designated Cancer Centers, and other countries to support cancer control planning, encourage capacity building, and support cancer research and research networks.

  2. Health Education Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    "Publishing original, refereed papers, Health Education Research deals with all the vital issues involved in health education and promotion worldwide - providing a valuable link between the researcher and the results obtained by practising health educators and communicators."

  3. ResearchAssistant

    Cancer.gov

    We have 2-3 open positions for Clinical Research Assistants within the Section on Behavioral Oncology in the Center for Childhood Cancer Research of the Division of Oncology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

  4. RESEARCH SEMINAR Seminar Proceedings

    E-print Network

    Dmitry Chicherin; Sergei Tretyakov (editors; Otamedia Oy; Espoo Foreword

    2005-01-01

    It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Third Annual SMARAD Research Seminar. The seminar is organized by the Smart and Novel Radios Research Unit (SMARAD) of the Helsinki University of Technology.

  5. Research in Computation and

    E-print Network

    Ma, Yi

    Research in Computation and Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois SYSTEMS BIOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL CRYSTALLIZATION COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS OPTIMIZATION #12;The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering has several active research programs in Computation and Systems Engineering

  6. Childhood Cancers Research

    Cancer.gov

    Learn about the range of research that NCI supports to address pediatric cancers, from basic science to clinical research on new treatments, all aimed at providing the best care for childhood cancer patients and survivors.

  7. Participate in Research Programs

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Foundation Research Registry at the Medical University of South Carolina is a confidential database of Alphas and Alpha- ... Charlie Strange, MD, at the Medical University of South Carolina. Are you enrolled in the Research Registry? Many ...

  8. Understanding Medical Research

    MedlinePLUS

    ... hear about the results of a new medical research study. Sometimes the results of one study seem ... a randomized controlled clinical trial? Where was the research done? If a new treatment was being tested, ...

  9. Graduate Research Fellowship Program

    E-print Network

    Milchberg, Howard

    .fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/ NSF-Supported Fields Chemistry Computer and Information Science and Engineering Engineering Geosciences Life Sciences Mathematical Sciences Physics and Astronomy Science Education Psychology (nonGraduate Research Fellowship Program National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

  10. IBM Research Report

    E-print Network

    2005-04-14

    Apr 15, 2005 ... Copies may be requested from IBM T. J. Watson Research Center , P. .... of new patterns, their usages, and the usages of the current set of patterns. ...... International Journal of Production Research, 38:1657–1676, 2000. 9.

  11. Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Goals Leadership Financial Reports Careers Contact Us Research Center Clinical Studies Network Initiatives FSR Grants Clinical Trials Tissue Donation Research Library Patient Resources What is Sarcoidosis? FAQs Trial Finder ...

  12. Researchers Edition 2014

    E-print Network

    Genève, Université de

    for FET Flagship. www.unige.ch/recherche/euresearch H2020 - MARIE-CURIE NETWORKS 2 The Marie Sklodowska Curie research networks support the mobility and training of young researchers (ITNs) as well as staff

  13. Research and technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    Significant research and technology activities at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) during Fiscal Year 1990 are reviewed. Research in human factors engineering, the Space Shuttle, the Space Station Freedom, space exploration and related topics are covered.

  14. ARSENIC RESEARCH AT GWERD

    EPA Science Inventory

    Abstract - The presentation will summarize the arsenic research program at the Ground Water & Ecosystems Restoration Division of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory of USEPA. Topics include use of permeable reactive barriers for in situ arsenic remediation in ground...

  15. Animal Testing Medical Research

    E-print Network

    Bech, Claus

    Animal Testing In Medical Research Past, present and future. Marte Thomassen Ellen Trolid Tonje Arondsen Marit Gystøl #12;ZO-8091 Forsøksdyrlære Animal experiments in medical research NTNU ­ Norges.............................................................................................................................. 2 2. ETHICS IN ANIMAL TESTING

  16. Undergraduate Marine Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Cheryl Greengrove

    2003-02-01

    Science and nonscience majors work together in a remote field setting on authentic marine research projects supervised by faculty from multiple disciplines and institutions. In the process, they learn science by doing science, gain research and logistical

  17. Latest Research: Genetic Links

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Issue Past Issues Feature: Vision Latest Research: Genetic Links Past Issues / Summer 2008 Table of Contents For ... disease and its clinical manifestations. Understanding the genetic link will help researchers develop tailored therapies to halt ...

  18. Research for Better Schools: Research & Evaluation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Research for Better Schools (RBS), a non-profit educational research and development firm serving the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., offers a collection of "online resources from a variety of organizations that support both parent involvement in schools and outreach activities to the larger community." The website resources range from organizations that provide information on how schools and other educational programs work, to organizations that focus more specifically on mathematics.

  19. Research Administration Forum Office of Research Administration

    E-print Network

    and Proposals #12;6/24/2011 3 Research Compliance Officer G Fi h AdGrace FisherAdams Research Compliance Officer grace.fisher.adams@caltech.edu 6263952907 #12;6/24/2011 4 E t C li S h tExport Compliance Snapshot: Jennifer Wong x2558 #12;6/24/2011 6 Examples of what works and what doesn't! Example of an incomplete

  20. Water Environment Research Foundation research program

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Noss, Charles I.

    2002-02-01

    The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is a not- for-profit organization established in 1989 to advance the science and technology of a broad spectrum of environmental and human health concerns to the wastewater industry and the public. It is a unique public/private partnership between utilities, academia, government, and industry, committed to funding research by leveraging resources and expertise to develop and disseminate sound scientific and technological information. Funded by subscribers, grants and contributions, WERF manages a broad array of research projects aimed at protecting human health and the environment. While WERF funds and manages projects, the actual research is carried out by individual organizations or teams composed of utilities, consultants, universities, and industrial or commercial firms. Examples of WERF's current research program include the investigation of on- line monitoring techniques for microbial and chemical contaminants in water and wastewater, optimization of processes for pathogen removal and inactivation, improved treatment of toxic compounds, and assessing the potential risks to public health from exposure to these microbial and chemical contaminants. This paper will provide an overview of the program, research funded to date, and technology needs for the future.

  1. Managing customer oriented research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Maximilian von Zedtwitz; Oliver Gassmann

    2002-01-01

    Insufficient technology transfer between research and its customers is one of the key weaknesses in industrial R&D. Since knowledge transfer to development and other corporate partners is the only raison d'être for industrial research, R&D management should place more emphasis on developing the transfer capacity of its researchers. Based on analysis of more than 200 research interviews in 62 companies,

  2. Research and Scholarship

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Grant Harman

    This chapter addresses research and scholarship, which are key responsibilities of both academics and higher education institutions.\\u000a It attempts to define the characteristics of research and scholarship and their place in higher education systems and institutions,\\u000a and considers the research role of universities and the differing commitment of universities to research activity. Other topics\\u000a covered include the role of the

  3. Research and Technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1987-01-01

    Selected achievements at the Ames-Moffett and Ames-Dryden sites of the Ames Research Center are illustrated. The challenging work that was accomplished in the past year is presented for the following areas: engineering and technical services, aerospace systems, flight operations and research, aerophysics, and space research.

  4. Research Application Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baskas, Richard S.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast two types of scholarly article designs, quantitative and qualitative, as to how two research designs can be similar and different, and how the authors conduct their research and present their results. When researching and analyzing two scholarly articles of different design types, it is…

  5. Academic Writing Research Papers

    E-print Network

    See over Academic Writing Research Papers Four important things to remember ... 1. Writing a research paper is a process--so you sometimes have to backtrack. It requires patience and time management. 2. Start your research early. 3. Ask for help from the Reference desk and the Student Learning

  6. ALTERNATIVES TO RESEARCH PAPERS

    E-print Network

    Alpay, S. Pamir

    ALTERNATIVES TO RESEARCH PAPERS Compiled by Kathy Labadorf kathy.labadorf@uconn.edu December 30, 2010 Creative alternatives to traditional research papers: Undergrads and Scholarly Communication The ability to write a finely crafted, well documented, and thought provoking research paper is a hallmark

  7. Writing a Research Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mikk, Jaan

    2006-01-01

    The value of research and the career of a university lecturer depend heavily on the success in publishing scientific papers. This article reviews the guidelines for writing and submitting research papers. The three most important success criteria in publishing are as follows: the paper describes a good research, it is written according to the…

  8. The Computational Sciences. Research

    E-print Network

    Christensen, Dan

    SciencesResearchTheme Draft copy: 12 October 2006 #12;research is also performed in Physics & Astronomy, Chemistry and Earth Sciences. For example, Applied Mathematics has a strong presence in non-linear dynamicsThe Computational Sciences. Research activities range from the theoretical foundations

  9. Comparative Effectiveness Research

    Cancer.gov

    Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is the conduct and synthesis of systematic research comparing different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions. The purpose of this research is to inform patients, providers, and decision-makers about which interventions are most effective for which patients under specific circumstances.

  10. Research and technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    Various research and technology activities at Ames Moffett and Ames Dryden are described. Highlights of these accomplishments indicate the Center's varied and highly productive research efforts for 1984. The research is divided into three subject areas, which are: Aeronautics, Life Science and Space Science and Applications.

  11. Evidence and Policy Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schuller, Tom; Jochems, Wim; Moos, Lejf; van Zanten, Agnes

    2006-01-01

    The EERJ roundtable took as its point of departure the experience of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) in carrying out policy research. CERI has conducted four reviews of national educational research and development (in New Zealand, England, Mexico and…

  12. Louisiana Transportation Research Center

    E-print Network

    Harms, Kyle E.

    Louisiana Transportation Research Center LTRC www.ltrc.lsu.edu 2012-13 ANNUALREPORT #12;The Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) is a research, technology transfer, and training center administered jointly by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and Louisiana State

  13. Sensing Environmental Education Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reid, Alan

    2003-01-01

    The field of environmental education research has been moving away from scientistic and positivistic discourses for some time now ("Environmental Education Research," 2000; Hart & Nolan, 1999). However, it has been noted that the meta-discourse about this research continues to draw on their framings, registers, and lexicons (Hart, 2000;…

  14. Vice President for Research

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    . For the Humanities / NACI Laboratory Animal Resources Superfund Research Ctr. Instrument Cores (3) INR / IWW / OCCRI Director, Pat Hawk Office for Research Integrity Interim Director Rich Holdren Human Subjects Review AnimalVice President for Research Rick Spinrad Chemical Safety Institutional Review Board IACUC

  15. Ship handling research facility

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. Rinehart; T. Hutchison

    1974-01-01

    A major new ship handling research capability will be embodied in the Maritime Research Simulator now being built by the Maritime Administration. Human engineering research related to ship handling will be possible to a degree not previously available. The relationships of operator action, ship dynamics, instrumentation, bridge crew duty assignments, and the outside world environment (including harbor configuration, visibility, other

  16. 2002 RESEARCH UPDATE

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The mission of the Fort Keogh Livestock and Range Research Laboratory is to research and develop ecologically and economically sustainable range animal management systems that ultimately meet consumers needs. This report covers research conducted or summarized over the last three years to meet this ...

  17. RESEARCH BUILDING AT NORTHWESTERN

    E-print Network

    Engman, David M.

    BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH BUILDING AT NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE #12;"Our new Biomedical Research Building-intensive medical schools. Perkins+Will has designed a building that will be superbly functional and have great a magnificent 12-story Biomedical Research Building to address this priority. The new 600,000 square foot

  18. A research C# compiler

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David R. Hanson; Todd A. Proebsting

    2004-01-01

    C# is the new flagship language in the Microsoft .NET platform. C# is an attractive vehicle for language design research not only because it shares many characteristics with Java, the current language of choice for such research, but also because it's likely to see wide use. Language research needs a large investment in infrastructure, even for relatively small studies. This

  19. Naked narrative: Real research?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tim Bond

    2002-01-01

    A multi-layered narrative is presented as a way of inviting discussion about narrative as research in the talking therapies and social sciences. The core issue under consideration is the challenge of researching lived experience and how this is distorted or eliminated by many traditional approaches to research. The paper contains an account of a first experience of presenting a narrative

  20. Research and Technology

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    Langley Research Center is engaged in the basic an applied research necessary for the advancement of aeronautics and space flight, generating advanced concepts for the accomplishment of related national goals, and provding research advice, technological support, and assistance to other NASA installations, other government agencies, and industry. Highlights of major accomplishments and applications are presented.

  1. GLOBAL WATER RESEARCH COALITION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) is a collaboration of 14 member drinking and wastewater research organizations. The USEPA is currently a partner to the GWRC membership. Through the GWRC, the members are able to leverage research funds on mutually desired efforts to m...

  2. Planning as Action Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    de Gonzalez, Carmen Beatriz; Hernandez, Teresa; Kusch, Jim; Ryan, Charly

    2004-01-01

    Planning contains so much more than the written plan. Early in 2000, an invitation came from the Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN), to people experienced in action research who might want to help plan and present an action research event for elementary school science teachers in Venezuela, South America, in Autumn 2000. This article…

  3. Research Focus. Section II.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Atkins, Bobbie J.; And Others

    Five papers, discussing research on nonwhite disabled persons, were presented at a 1984 conference on the needs of this population. In "Innovative Approaches and Research in Addressing the Needs of Nonwhite Disabled Persons," B. J. Atkins examines counseling approaches and research needs. In "The Role of Social Support in Disease Severity in…

  4. 2005 Research Highlights

    Cancer.gov

    Below are highlights of research reported by grantees supported by the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP). We can't begin to capture all the research contributions of our grantees and apologize for this. The names of the first authors and of the EGRP-supported Principal Investigators whose grants are credited in the published papers appear in boldface print.

  5. INSIDE EPA RESEARCH

    EPA Science Inventory

    The article discusses air pollution research at the U.S. EPA, and particularly AEERL's role in that research which, in some areas, predates the Agency's. EPA's engineering research programs are shifting from an initial focus on sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution control ...

  6. Open Access RESEARCH ARTICLE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Athula Sumathipala; Sisira Siribaddana; Suwin Hewage; Manura Lekamwattage; Manjula Athukorale; Chesmal Siriwardhana; Kumudu Munasinghe; Kethakie Sumathipala; Joanna Murray; Martin Prince

    2010-01-01

    Background: Lack of proper understanding on the part of researchers about public understanding of research and informed consent will increase the potential for malpractice. As a part of a larger study on ethics and informed consent in Sri Lanka, this study aimed to ascertain the level of understanding of 'research' by exploring the views of the public and professionals. Methods:

  7. Encouraging Student Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Selwyn, Douglas

    2011-01-01

    The author wanted help in learning how to be more effective at supporting his students to learn how to conduct effective research so he interviewed several historians, artists, and educators about the ways in which they carry out their research, and how those researchers who are currently in classrooms help their students to learn and develop…

  8. Microsoft External Research Backgrounder

    E-print Network

    Narasayya, Vivek

    Microsoft External Research Backgrounder has been a part of a number of highly successful, cutting-edge collaborative projects over the years. In fact, in fiscal year 2008, Microsoft External Research supported External Research supports long-term initiatives to enhance teaching and learning through the creative use

  9. Learning Qualitative Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gerhart, Lael

    2009-01-01

    In this article I explore through a narrative how I came to do a research project in East New York. I show how first contact was established, how local contacts were made, and how trust between my research participants and me was created. I then explore how the research topic evolved through informal conversations, open-ended interviews, and…

  10. Materials Research Society

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This is the web page for the Materials Research Society, an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry, and government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life. The Society recognizes professional and technical excellence, conducts symposium tutorials, and encourages technical interaction among college students through University Chapters. Membership is required to access articles.

  11. The Collaborative Research Paper.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bashore, Joy

    1999-01-01

    Describes a five-week English course in which pairs of students work collaboratively on team-building activities, library research, research-paper topic selection, outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and writing and editing a joint research paper. Presents the peer-evaluation techniques, which differentiate students' share of the work so that…

  12. Research Issues in HRD.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1997

    This document contains four papers from a symposium on research issues in human resource development (HRD). "Data for HRD Research and the 1997 Human Performance Practices Survey" (Laurie J. Bassi, George S. Benson), describes two research projects undertaken by American Society for Training and Development (ASTD): publication of the "ASTD…

  13. NUIT Academic & Research Technologies

    E-print Network

    Shahriar, Selim

    Kerl Mike Curtis Mgr Video & Collaboration Services Technology Engineering & Design Course Mgt/ Training Spec Kelly Roark Joe Paris Associate Director for Research Computing (see next page) For internal Vacant #12;NUIT Academic & Research Technologies Joe Paris Associate Director for Research Computing HPC

  14. Education Research Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hitchings, Donna, Ed.; Wilson, Thomas C., Ed.

    This handbook is designed as an introduction to the process of library research in the field of education. To illustrate the process, a sample topic is developed from a broad concept through a well-developed topic for a research paper. Following an overview of a successful research strategy, the chapters are organized in the order of a typical…

  15. Music Researchers' Musical Engagement

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wollner, Clemens; Ginsborg, Jane; Williamon, Aaron

    2011-01-01

    There is an increasing awareness of the importance of reflexivity across various disciplines, which encourages researchers to scrutinize their research perspectives. In order to contextualize and reflect upon research in music, this study explores the musical background, current level of musical engagement and the listening habits of music…

  16. Molecular Research in Aquaculture

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Molecular research and biotechnology have long been fields of study with applications useful to aquaculture and other animal sciences. Molecular Research in Aquaculture looks to provide an understanding of molecular research and its applications to the aquaculture industry in a format that allows in...

  17. Radiation Research Program (RRP)

    Cancer.gov

    The RRP is responsible for NCI’s clinically-related extramural radiation research program. The RRP establishes priorities, allocates resources, and evaluates the effectiveness of such radiation research being conducted by NCI grantees. RRP staff represent the program at NCI management and scientific meetings and provide scientific support to leadership on matters related to radiation research.

  18. Encouraging Student Biological Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Frame, Kathy, Ed.; Hays, Rachel, Ed.; Mack, Alison, Ed.

    This publication encourages student involvement in biological research through student research with the cooperation of teachers and scientists. The contents of the book are divided into two sections. The first section introduces students to research investigations and includes: (1) "How the Investigations Are Set Up and the Rationale Behind Their…

  19. Research Methods in Education

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    Check, Joseph; Schutt, Russell K.

    2011-01-01

    "Research Methods in Education" introduces research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating questions about the educational world. This lively, innovative text helps students connect technique and substance, appreciate the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and make ethical research decisions. It weaves…

  20. 2006 Research Highlights

    Cancer.gov

    Below are highlights of research reported by grantees supported by the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program (EGRP). We can't begin to capture all the research contributions of our grantees and apologize for this. The names of the first authors and of the EGRP-supported Principal Investigators whose grants are credited in the published papers appear in boldface print.

  1. Research and test facilities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    A description is given of each of the following Langley research and test facilities: 0.3-Meter Transonic Cryogenic Tunnel, 7-by 10-Foot High Speed Tunnel, 8-Foot Transonic Pressure Tunnel, 13-Inch Magnetic Suspension & Balance System, 14-by 22-Foot Subsonic Tunnel, 16-Foot Transonic Tunnel, 16-by 24-Inch Water Tunnel, 20-Foot Vertical Spin Tunnel, 30-by 60-Foot Wind Tunnel, Advanced Civil Transport Simulator (ACTS), Advanced Technology Research Laboratory, Aerospace Controls Research Laboratory (ACRL), Aerothermal Loads Complex, Aircraft Landing Dynamics Facility (ALDF), Avionics Integration Research Laboratory, Basic Aerodynamics Research Tunnel (BART), Compact Range Test Facility, Differential Maneuvering Simulator (DMS), Enhanced/Synthetic Vision & Spatial Displays Laboratory, Experimental Test Range (ETR) Flight Research Facility, General Aviation Simulator (GAS), High Intensity Radiated Fields Facility, Human Engineering Methods Laboratory, Hypersonic Facilities Complex, Impact Dynamics Research Facility, Jet Noise Laboratory & Anechoic Jet Facility, Light Alloy Laboratory, Low Frequency Antenna Test Facility, Low Turbulence Pressure Tunnel, Mechanics of Metals Laboratory, National Transonic Facility (NTF), NDE Research Laboratory, Polymers & Composites Laboratory, Pyrotechnic Test Facility, Quiet Flow Facility, Robotics Facilities, Scientific Visualization System, Scramjet Test Complex, Space Materials Research Laboratory, Space Simulation & Environmental Test Complex, Structural Dynamics Research Laboratory, Structural Dynamics Test Beds, Structures & Materials Research Laboratory, Supersonic Low Disturbance Pilot Tunnel, Thermal Acoustic Fatigue Apparatus (TAFA), Transonic Dynamics Tunnel (TDT), Transport Systems Research Vehicle, Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel, and the Visual Motion Simulator (VMS).

  2. Workplace Research Model

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This pdf from the South Carolina Advanced Technological Education National Resource Center discusses a model for guided research to improve education for engineering and industrial technicians. The SC ATE Workplace Research Model provides a guide for interdisciplinary faculty, teacher and student teams to conduct workplace research and gain a better understanding of the technicianâ??s role in the workplace through industry site visits.

  3. Mapping MSW Research Training

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Freymond, Nancy; Morgenshtern, Marina; Duffie, Mark; Hong, Liu; Bugeja-Freitas, Shirley; Eulenberg, Jesse

    2014-01-01

    The surge of interest in evidence-based interventions necessitates MSW graduates who will pursue research activities in the workplace. However, evidence suggests that social workers tend not to use their research skills after graduation. This study examined three constructs that inform students' relationships to research: (a) confidence in…

  4. Quaternary Research Association

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Quaternary Research Association explains that it "exists to promote understanding of the Quaternary Period by publishing field guides, technical guides, and an international journal as well as holding field meetings and speaker meetings." Students and researchers can discover employment, research, grant, meetings, and educational opportunities.

  5. Getting involved in research.

    PubMed

    Banner, Davina; Grant, Lyle G

    2011-01-01

    The need for quality nursing research to promote evidence-based practice and optimize patient care is well recognized. This is particularly pertinent in cardiovascular nursing, where cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide (World Health Organization, 2007). Across the spectrum of academic, clinical, and health care administration nursing roles, research remains fundamental to bridging theory, practice, and education (LoBiondo-Wood, Haber, Cameron, & Singh, 2009). Despite recognition of the importance of nursing research, the gap between research and practice continues to be an ongoing issue (Funk, Tornquist, & Champagne, 1995; Pettengill, Gillies, & Clark, 1994; Rizzuto, Bostrom, Suterm, & Chenitz, 1994; Rolfe, 1998). Nurses are appropriately situated to contribute to research that improves clinical outcomes and health service delivery. However, the majority of nurses in clinical practice do not have a significant research component structured into their nursing role. In this research column, the authors outline the importance of nurses being engaged in research and present some different levels of involvement that nurses may assume. A continuum of nursing research involvement includes asking researchable questions, being a savvy consumer of research evidence, finding your own level of research involvement, and aspiring to lead. PMID:21361237

  6. ELECTRONIC RESEARCH NOTEBOOKS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper details the public availability of Electronic notebooks (EN) and an example of a system in use within a research laboratory in the Office of Research and Development. Research notebooks contain intellectual property which must be guarded until it can be disseminated wit...

  7. ENLIGHTEN YOUR RESEARCH 2009

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    Kuipers, Fernando A.

    ENLIGHTEN YOUR RESEARCH 2009 DE VOORSTELLEN THE PROPOSALS #12;#12;1 Na een succesvolle eerste editie van de wedstrijd `Enlighten Your Research' in 2007, heeft SURFnet in samenwerking met de een overzicht van de In 2009 SURFnet organised the Enlighten Your Research competition for the second

  8. 252-s | SEPTEMBER 2000 RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT/RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT/RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT/RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Zhang, YuMing

    argon atom spectral lines in gas tungsten arc welding. The relationship between the argon lines/DEVELOPMENT/RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT/RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT/RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT ABSTRACT. Sensing plays a key role in automating and controlling welding processes. In recent decades, arc in arc welding. However, the current technology relies on experi- mental data and lacks theoretical foun

  9. THE MERLIN RESEARCH REACTOR

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. E. Allibone; D. R. Chick; K. Firth; B. Millar; I. Munro; A. J. Salmon

    1959-01-01

    The 5 Mw research reactor, built by private industry at Aldermaston, ; England, is described. The reactor will be used for both fundamental and applied ; research and training by industry, universities, and other research institutions. ; The reactor itself is described in detail with emphasis on the experimental ; facilities and the radiation fluxes available. The control system, ;

  10. Student-Driven Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, Makeba; Yonezawa, Susan

    2009-01-01

    For the past two years, the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence at the University of California, San Diego, has designed and run Student-Created Research projects in eight racially diverse urban and low-income San Diego high schools. Students undertake research projects intended to guide school improvement…

  11. Revitalizing Nuclear Safety Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.

    This report covers the general issues involved in nuclear safety research and points out the areas needing detailed consideration. Topics included are: (1) "Principles of Nuclear Safety Research" (examining who should fund, who should conduct, and who should set the agenda for nuclear safety research); (2) "Elements of a Future Agenda for Nuclear…

  12. m-Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burden, Kevin; Schuck, Sandy; Aubusson, Peter

    2012-01-01

    A growing area of research concerns the increasing use by young people of mobile phones. Inevitably, researchers interested in exploring the lives and habitus of young people must also consider their engagement with the ubiquitous mobile. This research, however, can create a number of ethical dilemmas, some that are already discussed in literature…

  13. MERCURY RESEARCH STRATEGY.

    EPA Science Inventory

    The USEPA's ORD is pleased to announce the availability of its Mercury Research Strategy. This strategy guides ORD's mercury research program and covers the FY2001-2005 time frame. ORD will use it to prepare a multi-year mercury research implementation plan in 2001. The Mercury R...

  14. MERCURY RESEARCH STRATEGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Research and Development (ORD) is pleased to announce the availability of its Mercury Research Strategy. This strategy guides ORD's mercury research program and covers the FY2001 2005 time frame. ORD will use it to ...

  15. NRMRL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

    EPA Science Inventory

    NRMRL has research facilities at its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio; and at its locations in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Ada, Oklahoma; and Edison, New Jersey. NRMRL's Technology Coordination Staff, based in Washington, D.C., manages the Office of Research and Deve...

  16. Division of Research Bahgat Sammakia

    E-print Network

    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    Vice President Internal Control Human Subjects Research Compliance Laboratory Animal Resources Kim KalApril 2014 Division of Research Bahgat Sammakia Vice President for Research Stephen Gilje Associate President Research Administration Paul Parker Associate Vice President Research Foundation Operations

  17. American Foundation for AIDS Research

    MedlinePLUS

    ... the Press Corporate Support amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research Research Overview Research Grants Research Accomplishments Scientific ... Archive TREAT Asia TREAT Asia About TREAT Asia AIDS in Asia Research and Treatment Education and AIDS ...

  18. Drive System Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Handschuh, Robert F.

    2007-01-01

    An overview of the NASA Glenn Research Center Drive Systems Research will be presented. The primary purpose of this research is to improve performance, reliability, and integrity of aerospace drive systems and space mechanisms. The research is conducted through a combination of in-house, academia, and through contractors. Research is conducted through computer code development and validated through component and system testing. The drive system activity currently has four major thrust areas including: thermal behavior of high speed gearing, health and usage monitoring, advanced components, and space mechanisms.

  19. Critiquing qualitative research.

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    Beck, Cheryl Tatano

    2009-10-01

    The ability to critique research is a valuable skill that is fundamental to a perioperative nurse's ability to base his or her clinical practice on evidence derived from research. Criteria differ for critiquing a quantitative versus a qualitative study (ie, statistics are evaluated in a quantitative study, but not in a qualitative study). This article provides on guidelines for assessing qualitative research. Excerpts from a published qualitative research report are summarized and then critiqued. Questions are provided that help evaluate different sections of a research study (eg, sample, data collection methods, data analysis). PMID:19801006

  20. Annual research briefs, 1989

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Spinks, Debra (compiler)

    1990-01-01

    This report contains the 1989 annual progress reports of the Research Fellows of the Center for Turbulence Research. It is intended as a year end report to NASA, Ames Research Center which supports this group through core funding and by making available physical and intellectual resources. The Center for Turbulence Research is devoted to the fundamental study of turbulent flows; its objectives are to simulate advances in the physical understanding of turbulence, in turbulence modeling and simulation, and in turbulence control. The reports appearing in the following pages are grouped in the general areas of modeling, experimental research, theory, simulation and numerical methods, and compressible and reacting flows.