Sample records for ex-post facto research

  1. What about ex post facto

    SciTech Connect

    McKee, H.C.

    1992-07-01

    This note presents a legal question in an attempt to find an answer. The author hopes that some legal scholar can explain the principle of ex post facto in the US Constitution as it applies to some of the environmental laws. One of the major advantages of the Association is that it provides a forum for communication among members with different backgrounds and experience. An ex post facto law is one that is applied retroactively. Under such a law, a person could be punished for some act that violated a law passed after the act was committed, even though the act was legal when committed. The US Constitution prohibits such laws, as will be discussed later. States are also prohibited from enacting ex post facto laws.

  2. Ex Post Facto Monte Carlo Variance Reduction

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    Booth, Thomas E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

    2004-11-15

    The variance in Monte Carlo particle transport calculations is often dominated by a few particles whose importance increases manyfold on a single transport step. This paper describes a novel variance reduction method that uses a large importance change as a trigger to resample the offending transport step. That is, the method is employed only after (ex post facto) a random walk attempts a transport step that would otherwise introduce a large variance in the calculation.Improvements in two Monte Carlo transport calculations are demonstrated empirically using an ex post facto method. First, the method is shown to reduce the variance in a penetration problem with a cross-section window. Second, the method empirically appears to modify a point detector estimator from an infinite variance estimator to a finite variance estimator.

  3. 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

  4. Checklist Content on a Standardized Patient Assessment: An Ex Post Facto Review

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    Boulet, John R.; van Zanten, Marta; de Champlain, Andre; Hawkins, Richard E.; Peitzman, Steven J.

    2008-01-01

    While checklists are often used to score standardized patient based clinical assessments, little research has focused on issues related to their development or the level of agreement with respect to the importance of specific items. Five physicians independently reviewed checklists from 11 simulation scenarios that were part of the former…

  5. An ex-post comparative analysis of SME formation in Brazil and Mexico : Towards a research agenda

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    Jorge Miguel Carrillo Rivera

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – This study seeks to compare and contrast the contexts and processes of the formation and development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Brazil and Mexico. Additionally, a research agenda is defined based on information generated by various sources regarding the initial stages of enterprise formation. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This research paper uses data collected from a 2002 study

  6. Language Testing--SLA Research Interfaces.

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    Bachman, Lyle F.

    1988-01-01

    Discusses three research/testing interfaces in second-language (L2) testing: the covariance structure analysis of ex post facto correlational data, the qualitative investigation of test-taking processes, and the development of L2 assessment instruments based on developmental sequences in L2 acquisition. (61 references) (GLR)

  7. Implementation of Algebra I in Eighth Grade: An "Ex-Post Facto" Study on Student Achievement

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    Realdine, Dorothy S.

    2010-01-01

    Only recently have school districts across the nation begun to offer Algebra I to all eighth grade students. Currently, most eighth grade Algebra I curriculum does not have a national consistent focus of topics or level of rigor. A key issue of implementing Algebra I in eighth grade is defining national Algebra I concepts and skills that students…

  8. Ex-Post-Facto Analysis of Competitive Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Mental Retardation: National Perspective

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    Moore, Corey L.; Harley, Debra A.; Gamble, David

    2004-01-01

    Disparities in proportions of competitive job placements and provision of vocational rehabilitation services by level of mental retardation were identified for 28,565 individuals. Chi-square results reveal that consumers with mild mental retardation are significantly more likely to achieve competitive jobs compared to those with more severe…

  9. Evaluating Latent Variable Growth Models through Ex Post Simulation.

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    Kaplan, David; George, Rani

    1998-01-01

    The use of ex post (historical) simulation statistics as means of evaluating latent growth models is considered, and a variety of simulation quality statistics are applied to such models. Results illustrate the importance of using these measures as adjuncts to more traditional forms of model evaluation. (SLD)

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

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    Ludkovski, Mike

    Ex Post Moral Hazard and Bayesian Learning in Insurance Michael Ludkovski1 and Virginia R. Young@umich.edu 1 corresponding author #12;EX POST MORAL HAZARD AND BAYESIAN LEARNING IN INSURANCE Abstract. We study a dynamic insurance market with asymmetric information and ex post moral hazard. In our model

  11. Improving an Unjustified Common Practice in Ex Post LMP Calculation

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    Fangxing Li; Yanli Wei; Sarina Adhikari

    2010-01-01

    A common practice for the Ex Post LMP calculation at a number of U.S. ISOs uses a small constant range, typically from -2.0 to +0.1 MW, as each generator's lower and upper bounds. This paper shows that this is an unjustified practice as the marginal units and LMP may change if the bounds are changed. A simple yet effective improvement

  12. DE FACTO SCHOOL SEGREGATION IN MILWAUKEE.

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    GIBSON, MORGAN; AND OTHERS

    ALTHOUGH SEGREGATION IS LEGALLY WRONG, IT IS STILL MAINTAINED IN A DE FACTO SENSE BY DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING. A GROUP OF MILWAUKEE SOCIAL SCIENTISTS STATED THAT THIS DE FACTO SEGREGATION IN THE URBAN AREAS HURTS EDUCATION IN THESE WAS--(1) IT UNDERMINES THE MORALE OF ONE GROUP WHILE PERPETUATING THE PREJUDICE OF THE OTHER, (2) SCHOOLS IN MINORITY…

  13. Libby Dam Project: an ex-post facto analysis of selected environmental impacts, mitigation commitments, recreation usage and hydroelectric power production. Final report

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    Ciliberti; V. A. Jr

    1980-01-01

    Water impoundment projects generally impact the river below the dam. Frequently the construction contract provides for mitigation of adverse impacts. The Libby Project, authorized primarily for hydro-electric power generation and flood control and to provide navigation and recreation as secondary benefits, caused the inundation of a big-game winter range, the relocation of a railroad and a highway in addition to

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. THE ORTON'S HYPOTHESIS ABOUT HEMISPHERIC LATERALIZA TION AND READING-WRITING PER FORMANCE REVISITED: AN EX POST FACTO STUDY IN SPANISH CONTEX (La hipótesis de Orton sobre lateralización hemisférica y desempeño en lectoescritura revisada: Un estudio ex post facto en un contexto español)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    This paper attempts to inquiry the connections between hemispherical laterality and reading-writing performan- ce, based on the theory that Samuel T. Orton established over 60 years ago. No evidence has been found to show a significant correlation between both constructs. There- fore, the widely held belief that the one depends on the other can be refuted.

  17. De jure and de facto independence of regulatory agencies

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    Chris Hanretty; Christel Koop

    2010-01-01

    Regulation by independent agencies rather than ministries is believed to result in better policy outcomes. Yet this belief requires one to accept a complex causal chain which leads from de jure independence to de facto independence from politics, to policy decisions and, ultimately, to policy outcomes. In this paper, we examine the link between de jure and de facto independence

  18. 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…

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

    PubMed Central

    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 valuation with respect to different conditions ex post and ex ante. Methods WTP for RDT for Malaria was assessed by the contingent valuation method using a bidding game approach in rural and urban communities in southeast Nigeria. The ex post WTP was assessed at the health centers on 618 patients immediately following diagnosis of malaria with RDT and the ex ante WTP was assessed by household interviews on 1020 householders with a prior history of malaria. Results For the ex ante WTP, 51% of the respondents in urban and 24.7% in rural areas were willing to pay for RDT. The mean WTP (235.49 naira) in urban is higher than WTP (182.05 Naira) in rural areas. For the ex post WTP, 89 and 90.7% of the respondents in urban and rural areas respectively were WTP. The mean WTP (372.30 naira) in urban is also higher than (296.28 naira) in rural areas. For the ex post scenario, the lower two Social Economic Status (SES) quartiles were more willing to pay and the mean WTP is higher than the higher two SES while in the ex ante scenario, the higher two SES quartiles were more WTP and with a higher WTP than the lower two SES quartile. Ex ante and ex post WTP were directly dependent on costs. Conclusion The ex post WTP is higher than the ex ante WTP and both are greater than the current cost of RDTs. Urban dwellers were more willing to pay than the rural dwellers. The mean WTP should be considered when designing suitable financial strategies for making RDTs available to communities. PMID:20148118

  20. 47 CFR 1.9010 - De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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  1. 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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  2. 47 CFR 1.9010 - De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...false De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements. 1.9010 Section... GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...9010 De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements. (a)...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...false De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements. 1.9010 Section...PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...9010 De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements. (a)...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...false De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements. 1.9010 Section...PROCEDURE Grants by Random Selection Spectrum Leasing General Policies and Procedures...9010 De facto control standard for spectrum leasing arrangements. (a)...

  5. A Personality Needs Profile of Some Outstanding Female Athletes

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    Balazs, Eva; Nickerson, Eileen

    1976-01-01

    This research was an ex-post-facto analysis to determine underlying causes, events and variables in the psychological and social driving forces behind outstanding achievement of a selected group of American sportswomen. (Author/RK)

  6. 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,…

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 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...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 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...

  17. Case Studies for Software Engineers Dewayne E. Perry

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    Easterbrook, Steve

    Case Study Research: Design and Methods by Robert K. Yin. This text was supplemented with positive and interpretation of case studies as an empirical research method. Using an equal blend of lecture and discussion, and ex post facto designs can be brought to bear on the research question [2]. Finally, a case study

  18. 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.

  19. Strategies Towards Effective Management of Higher Education for Building a Culture of Peace in Nigeria

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    Asiyai, Romina Ifeoma

    2015-01-01

    This study was aimed at investigating strategies for effective management of higher education for building a culture of peace in Nigeria. Four research questions and four hypotheses guided the investigation. The study is a survey research which adopted the ex-post-facto design. The respondents comprised of one thousand four hundred and eighty…

  20. 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…

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  4. South Africa's Education Legislation, Quasi-Markets and "De Facto" School Choice. Research Article

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    Woolman, Stuart; Fleisch, Brahm

    2006-01-01

    School choice is often identified with right-leaning, voucher-happy, market-oriented public school systems like those found in the United States. Thus the proposition that a social democratic state such as South Africa will offer many primary and secondary school learners far greater choice strikes many as counter-intuitive and implausible. The…

  5. Impact of Parent-Child Relationship on the Career Development Process of High School Students in Ibadan, Nigeria

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    Salami, Samuel O.; Aremu, A. Oyesoji

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the relationships of parental attachment and psychological separation to the career development process of secondary school adolescents. Design/methodology/approach: An "ex post facto" survey research design was adopted. The sample comprised 242 (males = 121, females = 121) senior secondary…

  6. 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…

  7. A Study of the Relationship between Multicultural Teaching Training Methods and Teacher Attitudes about Diversity in Rural Schools

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    Gray, Russell E.

    2010-01-01

    The lack of research about the efficacy of the three primary methods for training teachers to work with students from diverse cultures makes it difficult for universities to provide the proper training. The following quantitative, non-experimental, causal-comparative, ex-post facto study gathered and analyzed data concerning the efficacy of the…

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

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    Dong-Chul Seo; MOHAMMAD R. TORABI

    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 implemented in Monroe County compared with

  9. 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…

  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. Science Laboratory Environment and Academic Performance

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    Francisca Aladejana; Oluyemisi Aderibigbe

    2007-01-01

    The study determined how students assess the various components of their science laboratory environment. It also identified\\u000a how the laboratory environment affects students’ learning outcomes. The modified ex-post facto design was used. A sample of\\u000a 328 randomly selected students was taken from a population of all Senior Secondary School chemistry students in a state in\\u000a Nigeria. The research instrument, Science

  12. A postmarketing surveillance study of the safety and efficacy of ReFacto (St Louis-derived active substance) in patients with haemophilia A.

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    Smith, M P; Giangrande, P; Pollman, H; Littlewood, R; Kollmer, C; Feingold, J

    2005-09-01

    This clinical trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of ReFacto (St Louis-derived active substance) in patients with severe or moderately severe haemophilia A over a period of 6 months or 50 exposure days (EDs), whichever occurred first. Sixty patients, 58 previously treated and two previously untreated, were enrolled into this study. This was an open-label, multicentre, postmarketing surveillance study in which patients received prophylaxis or on-demand treatment as determined by their doctor. Surgical prophylaxis was evaluated in seven patients requiring elective surgery. Thirty-two patients aged <1 to 66 years (median 19.5) received prophylaxis and 28 patients, aged 1-71 years (median 33.5), received on-demand treatment. The majority of patients had severe haemophilia A (FVIII:C < 2%): 84.4% in the prophylaxis group and 85.7% in the on-demand group. Prophylaxis with ReFacto was associated with a median of 6.7 bleeds per year (range: 0-37). The investigator's assessment of final outcome for prophylactic treatment was excellent or effective for 93.1% of patients. ReFacto resolved 92.8% of bleeds with one or two infusions. The investigator's assessment was excellent or good for 98.2% of bleeds treated with ReFacto. Haemostasis was achieved for all seven surgical cases and ReFacto gave an excellent or good response for each. The nature and incidence of adverse events was as expected and no new safety concerns emerged. One previously treated patient (PTP) developed a high-titre inhibitor (maximum 75 BU) and one minimally treated patient (MTP) developed a low-titre inhibitor while on the study but eventually achieved high titres (maximum 30 BU) after immune tolerance therapy was initiated with a plasma-derived FVIII product. One previously untreated patient (PUP) developed a transient low-titre inhibitor (0.4 BU). Other serious adverse events (SAEs) were unrelated to study treatment. There were no allergic events. The results of this study are consistent with the previously published ReFacto pivotal studies. PMID:16128886

  13. de FACTo nucleosome dynamics.

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    Reinberg, Danny; Sims, Robert J

    2006-08-18

    The factors required for the delivery of RNA polymerase II to class II promoters using naked DNA were all identified by 1998, yet their exact mechanisms of action were not fully understood in all cases, and in some instances, their precise function still remains unknown. Nonetheless, a complete understanding of the complexity of the RNA polymerase II transcription cycle necessitated the development of assays that include chromatinized DNA templates. At this time, the field was actively searching for factors that allow transcription initiation on chromatinized templates. We began studies using chromatin templates in an attempt to identify factor(s) that permit RNA polymerase II to traverse nucleosomes, i.e. that allow elongation on chromatinized DNA templates. The challenge herein was to develop an assay that directly measured the ability of transcriptionally engaged RNA polymerase II to traverse nucleosomes. This approach resulted in the isolation of FACT, a heterodimer in humans comprised of Spt16 and SSRP1. Defined functional biochemical assays corroborated genetic studies in yeast that allowed the elucidation of FACT function in vivo. Collectively, these approaches demonstrate that FACT is a factor that allows RNA polymerase II to traverse nucleosomes in vitro and in vivo by removing one H2A/H2B dimer. More recent studies using a fully defined chromatin reconstitution/transcription assay revealed that FACT activity is greatly stimulated by post-translational modification of the histone polypeptides, specifically by monoubiquitination of lysine 120 of human histone H2B. PMID:16766522

  14. Ex Ante and Ex Post Data in Inventory Investment

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    Murray Brown

    1961-01-01

    Expectational data on manufacturers' inventory investment and sales are analysed. These data are provided by Fortune Magazine's survey of corporations. It is found that firms tend to underanticipate investment changes and that entrepreneurs tend to be conservative in anticipations when economic conditions are depressed and less conservative when conditions are favorable. A theory of investment behavior is then derived and

  15. EX ANTE VS. EX POST BIOTERRORISM MITIGATION * LEVAN ELBAKIDZE

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    of agricultural terrorism have grown. From an economic perspective, agricultural terrorism would cause damages actions. This, in most cases, inherently implies a tradeoff between pre outbreak prevention and detection attention has been devoted to pre event surveillance and detection systems, which could allow for timely

  16. Is EMU more justifiable ex post than ex ante?

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    Jeffrey A. Frankel; Andrew K. Rose

    1997-01-01

    Yes. A country's suitability for EMU entry depends on the intensity of trade with EMU members, and the extent to which its business cycles are correlated with those of other members. But both international trade patterns and international business cycle correlations are endogenous. Theoretically, economic integration has an ambiguous effect on the degree to which business cycles are correlated across

  17. Optimal algorithms and lower partial moment: ex post results

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    David N. Nawrocki

    1991-01-01

    Portofolio management in the finance literature has typically used optimization algorithms to determine security allocations within a portfolio in order to obtain the best trade-off between risk and return. These algorithms, despite some improvements, are restrictive in terms of an investor's risk aversion (utility function). Since individual investors have different levels of risk aversion, this paper proposes two portfolio-optimization algorithms

  18. 28 CFR 5.2 - Inquiries concerning application of the Act.

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    2012-07-01

    ...registration and disclosure under any provision of the Act. (b) Anonymous, hypothetical, non-party and ex post facto review requests...hypothetical, transaction and involve disclosed, as opposed to anonymous, agents and principals. Review requests must be...

  19. 28 CFR 5.2 - Inquiries concerning application of the Act.

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    2013-07-01

    ...registration and disclosure under any provision of the Act. (b) Anonymous, hypothetical, non-party and ex post facto review requests...hypothetical, transaction and involve disclosed, as opposed to anonymous, agents and principals. Review requests must be...

  20. 28 CFR 5.2 - Inquiries concerning application of the Act.

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    2014-07-01

    ...registration and disclosure under any provision of the Act. (b) Anonymous, hypothetical, non-party and ex post facto review requests...hypothetical, transaction and involve disclosed, as opposed to anonymous, agents and principals. Review requests must be...

  1. 28 CFR 5.2 - Inquiries concerning application of the Act.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...registration and disclosure under any provision of the Act. (b) Anonymous, hypothetical, non-party and ex post facto review requests...hypothetical, transaction and involve disclosed, as opposed to anonymous, agents and principals. Review requests must be...

  2. 28 CFR 5.2 - Inquiries concerning application of the Act.

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    2011-07-01

    ...registration and disclosure under any provision of the Act. (b) Anonymous, hypothetical, non-party and ex post facto review requests...hypothetical, transaction and involve disclosed, as opposed to anonymous, agents and principals. Review requests must be...

  3. ESANN'1994 proceedings -European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 20-21-22 April 1994, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-1-4, pp. 37-42

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    Verleysen, Michel

    ESANN'1994 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 20 Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 20-21-22 April 1994, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-1-4, pp. 37-42 #12;ESANN'1994 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels

  4. ESANN'1993 proceedings -European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 7-8-9 April 1993, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-0-6, pp. 137-144

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    Verleysen, Michel

    ESANN'1993 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 7 Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 7-8-9 April 1993, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-0-6, pp. 137-144 #12;ESANN'1993 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels

  5. ESANN'1993 proceedings -European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 7-8-9 April 1993, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-0-6, pp. 209-214

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    Verleysen, Michel

    ESANN'1993 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 7 Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 7-8-9 April 1993, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-0-6, pp. 209-214 #12;ESANN'1993 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels

  6. ESANN'1997 proceedings -European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges (Belgium), 16-17-18 April 1997, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-7-3, pp. 151-156

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    Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, Université de

    ESANN'1997 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges (Belgium), 16 Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges (Belgium), 16-17-18 April 1997, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-7-3, pp. 151-156 #12;ESANN'1997 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges

  7. ESANN'1995 proceedings -European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 19-20-21 April 1995, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-3-0, pp. 153-160

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    Verleysen, Michel

    ESANN'1995 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 19 Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 19-20-21 April 1995, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-3-0, pp. 153-160 #12;ESANN'1995 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels

  8. ESANN'1995 proceedings -European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 19-20-21 April 1995, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-3-0, pp. 365-371

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    Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, Université de

    ESANN'1995 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 19 Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels (Belgium), 19-20-21 April 1995, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-3-0, pp. 365-371 #12;ESANN'1995 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Brussels

  9. ESANN'1998 proceedings -European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges (Belgium), 22-23-24 April 1998, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-8-1, pp. 91-98

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    Schierwagen, Andreas

    ESANN'1998 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges (Belgium), 22 Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges (Belgium), 22-23-24 April 1998, D-Facto public., ISBN 2-9600049-8-1, pp. 91-98 #12;ESANN'1998 proceedings - European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks Bruges

  10. 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,…

  11. Research

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    Information from the National Cancer Institute on research conducted or supported by the institute. Includes overviews of NCI's research areas, NCI's priority initiatives, and information about NCI's role in cancer research.

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

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    Kotchen, Matthew J.

    Consumers Protection Act (1986), which instructs federal regulators to ``balance'' hydropower federal laws-- including the Grand Canyon Protection Act (1992), the Northwest Power Act (1980), and the Central Valley Project Improve- ment Act (1992)--instruct managers at specific water projects to impose

  13. Environmental Constraints on Hydropower: An Ex Post Benefit-Cost Analysis of Dam Relicensing in Michigan

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    Matthew J. Kotchen; Michael R. Moore; Frank Lupi; Edward S. Rutherford

    2006-01-01

    We conduct a benefit-cost analysis of a relicensing agreement for two hydroelectric dams in Michigan. The agreement changed daily conditions from peaking to run-of-river flows. We consider three categories of costs and benefits: producer costs of adapting electricity production to the new time profile of hydroelectric output; benefits of reductions in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions; and benefits of

  14. 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...; #16;#11;#8;#7;#17;#5;#12;#1;5#14;#1;#1;#25; 2#8;#3;#1;#24;#4;#7;#17;#5;#1;#25; ! #4;#7;#8;#16;#18;#27;#28;#29;-#30; #25;#0;#12; 6#5; #12;# #27;#28;#29;7#31; #25; !#3;#3;#3;"#1;#1;#1;##1;#27;#28;#29;78 #25; #4;#16;#16;#16;#18;#18;#18;'#1;#4;#4;#4;#16...

  15. 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…

  16. Diagnostic performance of transluminal attenuation gradient and fractional flow reserve by coronary computed tomographic angiography (FFRCT) compared to invasive FFR: a sub-group analysis from the DISCOVER-FLOW and DeFACTO studies.

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    Nakanishi, Rine; Matsumoto, Suguru; Alani, Anas; Li, Dong; Kitslaar, Pieter H; Broersen, Alexander; Koo, Bon-Kwon; Min, James K; Budoff, Matthew J

    2015-08-01

    Although coronary computed tomographic angiography (CCTA) has been a robust diagnostic tool to identify anatomical significance of coronary artery disease (CAD), the utility of CCTA to assess hemodynamic significance of CAD remains unclear. We investigated the diagnostic performance of transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG) and fractional flow reserve derived from CCTA (FFRCT) to predict lesion-specific ischemia by invasive FFR. We identified 103 patients with suspected or known CAD enrolled from the DISCOVER-FLOW and DeFACTO studies who underwent invasive coronary angiography with FFR and high quality ?64-slice CCTA. Diagnostic performance for predicting abnormal invasive FFR (?0.80) was assessed for TAG [?-1.1 HU/mm by the area under the curve (AUC) by receiver-operating characteristic curve analysis (ROC)], FFRCT (?0.80), and CCTA stenosis (?50 %). On a per-vessel analysis (n = 146), 52 vessels (35.6 %) had ischemia by invasive FFR. The sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value were 53.8, 45.7, 35.4, 64.2 % for TAG, 82.7, 74.5, 64.2, 88.6 % for FFRCT, 84.6, 39.4, 43.6, 82.2 % for CCTA stenosis, respectively. The AUC by ROC curve analysis for FFRCT (0.79) demonstrated greater discrimination of hemodynamic ischemia compared to TAG (0.50, p < 0.0001 vs. FFRCT), CCTA stenosis (0.62, p = 0.0004 vs. FFRCT) and the combination of the two (0.63, p = 0.004 vs. FFRCT). These results remained consistent regardless of the number of CCTA slices. FFRCT allows identification of lesion-specific ischemia using invasive FFR as a reference standard with greater diagnostic accuracy than TAG, CCTA stenosis, or the combination of the two. PMID:25904402

  17. Research

    Cancer.gov

    Continuing advances in high-throughput genomic technologies and tools provide researchers an increasingly more detailed view of the genetic alterations found in cancers. CGCI researchers develop some of these emerging approaches and apply them towards the characterization of certain pediatric and adult cancers.

  18. Researching \\

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

  19. Evaluation of Achieving a College Education Plus: A Credit-Based Transition Program

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    Luna, Gaye; Fowler, Michael

    2011-01-01

    This ex post facto study evaluated Achieving a College Education (ACE) Plus program, a credit-based transition program between a high school district and a community college. Achieving a College Education Plus is an early outreach program. It is designed to aid at-risk students in graduating from high school and making a smooth transition to…

  20. 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;…

  1. Prediction of Psychiatric Inpatient Utilization: A Markov Chain Model.

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    Sweillam, Attia; Tardiff, Kenneth

    1978-01-01

    This study sought to develop and test a method for predicting inpatient utilization in the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene. A Markov chain mathematical model was developed and tested ex post facto for its accuracy in prediction of inpatient workload by age groups for two successive fiscal years. (Author)

  2. The SST method: a tool for analysing Web information search processes

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    Nils Pharo; Kalervo Järvelin

    2004-01-01

    Abstract The article presents the Search Situation Transition (SST) method,for analysing Web information search (WIS) processes. The idea of the method is to analyse searching behaviour, the process, in detail and connect both the searchers’ actions (captured in a log) and his\\/her intentions and goals, which log analysis never captures. On the other hand, ex post facto surveys, while popular

  3. 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…

  4. 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)…

  5. Personal Factors as Predictors of Students' Academic Achievement in Colleges of Education in South Western Nigeria

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    Adeyemi, Abisola Moradeyo; Adeyemi, Semiu Babatunde

    2014-01-01

    Educational stakeholders have continued to express concerns over the poor academic performance of Nigerian students at virtually all levels of academic engagements. This paper investigated personal factors as predictors of students' academic performance in the South-Western Nigeria. The study employed the ex post facto design using a survey…

  6. The Relationship between Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy and Perceived Career Barriers in the Career Decision Making of Selected Community College Students

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    Kelly, Rosemary Ritter

    2010-01-01

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

  7. 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…

  8. A Comparison of Student Outcomes and Overall Retention between a 10-Week Accelerated and a 15-Week Traditional Curriculum in a Postsecondary Apprenticeship Training Program

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    Adams, Gilbert L.

    2013-01-01

    This ex post facto comparison study of a postsecondary apprenticeship program at a naval ship construction company examined 8 years of academic performance and program completion data for two curricular formats: a 15-week traditional group (1,259 apprentices) and a 10-week accelerated group (736 apprentices). The two groups were investigated to…

  9. 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…

  10. Science Laboratory Environment and Academic Performance

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    Aladejana, Francisca; Aderibigbe, Oluyemisi

    2007-01-01

    The study determined how students assess the various components of their science laboratory environment. It also identified how the laboratory environment affects students' learning outcomes. The modified ex-post facto design was used. A sample of 328 randomly selected students was taken from a population of all Senior Secondary School chemistry…

  11. The Respective Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Ways of Measuring the Instructional Sensitivity of Reading Comprehension Test Items.

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    Perkins, Kyle

    In this paper four classes of procedures for measuring the instructional sensitivity of reading comprehension test items are reviewed. True experimental designs are not recommended because some of the most important reading comprehension variables do not lend themselves to experimental manipulation. "Ex post facto" factorial designs are…

  12. 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…

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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'…

  16. 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…

  17. High school reform practices: Does accountability drive reform?

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    Gail Shenkman

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the status of high schools in the implementation of high school reform practices as related to their performance on the accountability measures of Michigan Ed YES! report card grade and adequate yearly progress (AYP). Data from an ex post facto survey was used to assess the status of high schools throughout the

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Economic Modeling of Optimal Mitigation Strategies for Animal

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    McCarl, Bruce A.

    effective Ex-ante Activity is cheaper Ex-post treatment more costly Fast spreading disease More valuable Ex-ante Activity is less effective Ex-ante Activity is expensive Ex-post treatment less costly Slow for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense This research was supported by the Texas A&M University based

  2. The Adjudicated Adolescent in Contemporary American Society: A Research Report.

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    Bullock, Lyndal M.; Reilly, Thomas F.

    The purpose of the investigation involving 200 adolescents was to develop a descriptive profile of the adjudicated adolescent. The investigator sought to determine if predictive factors were discernable from an ex post factor analysis of data. Six instruments were utilized in obtaining the data: the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC);…

  3. Evaluación ex -ante y ex -post de proyectos de inversión pública en educación y salud metodologías y estudios de caso

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    Raúl Castro R

    2008-01-01

    La evaluación de los proyectos de inversión pública en educación y salud es una tarea integral, desde la identificación hasta la evaluación de resultados, es tan importante la preinversión como la evaluación de los impactos. En el documento se plantean diferentes metodologías de evaluación ex –ante: análisis costo beneficio, costo efectividad, costo utilidad, con variantes en proyectos en salud: años

  4. 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.

  5. An Ex-post Evaluation Study on Rural Non-farm Sector Investments in Bhilwara Districts of Rajsthan

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    V Ramakrishna Rao; R. Amalorpavnathan

    2007-01-01

    The present study was undertaken to examine the health and sustainability of RNFS units and the remedial measures required for the same. A sample of 47 borrowers included manufacturing (power looms, brick making, furniture making, plastic granules making, plastic pipes making, RCC pipes making, bangles making and card board making), service (tent house, hydraulic crane, boring machine and construction material),

  6. 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

  7. Establishment of de facto standard catalysts in the polypropylene industry.

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    Kojoh, Shin-Ichi; Kashiwa, Norio

    2004-01-01

    Polypropylene (PP) has become an indispensable material in our daily lives. Annual worldwide production of PP is now more than 30000000 tons and is predicted to grow at an annual rate of about 6% during the first decade of the 21st century. Commercial production of PP began in 1957 with the use of TiCl(3) catalysts established by Ziegler and Natta. However, the low activities and low stereospecificities of the catalysts resulted in large amounts of catalyst residue and atactic PP in the product, necessitating steps for their removal in commercial production. As a means of finding appropriate catalysts, we developed MgCl(2)-supported TiCl(4) catalysts, which basic concept was introduction of organic compounds onto the inorganic crystal catalyst surface. This addition led to remarkable enhancements in stereospecificity with extremely high activity. Use of the new catalysts enlarged and simplified the PP production process by eliminating the steps previously required for removal of catalyst residue and atactic PP. In addition, it greatly improved the properties of the PP, enabling a much wider range of PP applications by replacing metal and engineering plastics with the highly stereoregular PP. Therefore, these catalysts helped the rapid establishment of the current PP industry and now play a major role in production. The latest MgCl(2)-supported TiCl(4) catalyst is providing precise control of the isotactic PP structure. Future expectations for this type of catalyst are to acquire a single-site nature and to contribute to the creation of a new class of hybrid materials. PMID:14991923

  8. The Denver Decision: Death Knell for De Facto Segregation?

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    Shannon, Thomas A.

    1973-01-01

    Discusses the recent Supreme Court decision on desegregation of Denver schools. Suggests that by broadening the concept of de jure segregation, the Supreme Court has dealt a crippling, if not fatal, blow to defacto segregation. (Author/JF)

  9. Without 'informed consent'? Ethics and ancient mummy research.

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    Kaufmann, I M; Rühli, F J

    2010-10-01

    Ethical issues are of foremost importance in modern bio-medical science. Ethical guidelines and socio-cultural public awareness exist for modern samples, whereas for ancient mummy studies both are de facto lacking. This is particularly striking considering the fact that examinations are done without informed consent or that the investigations are invasive due to technological aspects and that it affects personality traits. The aim of this study is to show the pro and contra arguments of ancient mummy research from an ethical point of view with a particular focus on the various stakeholders involved in this research. Relevant stakeholders in addition to the examined individual are, for example, a particular researcher, and the science community in general, likely descendents of the mummy or any future generation. Our broad discussion of the moral dilemma of mummy research should help to extract relevant decision-making criteria for any such study in future. We specifically do not make any recommendations about how to rate these decision-factors, since this is highly dependent on temporal and cultural affiliations of the involved researcher. The sustainability of modern mummy research is dependent on ethical orientation, which can only be given and eventually settled in an interdisciplinary approach such as the one we attempt to present here. PMID:20671292

  10. Communication development of a young child with foetal retinoid syndrome: a seven-year follow-up study.

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    Kritzinger, Alta; Steenkamp, Lizanne

    2006-01-01

    The aim of the article is to describe the communication development of a child with Fetal Retinoid syndrome (FRS) from six months to seven years of age. Little is known about this rare acquired syndrome and its long-term implications, especially on a child's communication development. A descriptive, ex post facto research design was used to study the participant's communication development from 1996 when the family enrolled in an early communication intervention programme. Annual serial assessments of the participant and her family were conducted and the data were stored in a research database after each assessment. The results are described according to a 4-level assessment framework and indicated consistent, but moderate to minor delays in the participant's communication development with a mild hearing loss in the right ear, associated with ear anomalies. Although prenatal exposure to isotretinoin may have serious effects on the unborn fetus and even cause death, the participant did not display all the symptoms of FRS described in the literature. The favorable family circumstances, early commencement of intervention, and supporting early educational environments were protecting factors that could have contributed positively to the participant's communication development. The importance of knowledge accumulation about rare syndromes such as FRS in Communication Pathology and Audiology is discussed and guidelines for early identification, assessment and treatment applicable to the case are proposed as an intervention option. PMID:20218489

  11. A meta-composite software development approach for translational research.

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    Sadasivam, Rajani S; Tanik, Murat M

    2013-06-01

    Translational researchers conduct research in a highly data-intensive and continuously changing environment and need to use multiple, disparate tools to achieve their goals. These researchers would greatly benefit from meta-composite software development or the ability to continuously compose and recompose tools together in response to their ever-changing needs. However, the available tools are largely disconnected, and current software approaches are inefficient and ineffective in their support for meta-composite software development. Building on the composite services development approach, the de facto standard for developing integrated software systems, we propose a concept-map and agent-based meta-composite software development approach. A crucial step in composite services development is the modeling of users' needs as processes, which can then be specified in an executable format for system composition. We have two key innovations. First, our approach allows researchers (who understand their needs best) instead of technicians to take a leadership role in the development of process models, reducing inefficiencies and errors. A second innovation is that our approach also allows for modeling of complex user interactions as part of the process, overcoming the technical limitations of current tools. We demonstrate the feasibility of our approach using a real-world translational research use case. We also present results of usability studies evaluating our approach for future refinements. PMID:23504436

  12. Intrinsic motivation in product-oriented and non-product-oriented activities.

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    Thibodeaux, C S; Ludwig, F M

    1988-03-01

    This study investigated the hypothesis that purposeful activity is an intrinsic motivator. We hypothesized that subjects would take longer to perceive themselves to be working hard and would have a higher heart rate increase when working on a product-oriented activity. Fifteen subjects sanded a cutting board that they could keep and a piece of wood that they could not keep until they reached a rating of 15 (hard) on the Borg Rating Scale of Perceived Exertion. No significant differences were found in the subjects' heart rate increase or in the time it took subjects to perceive themselves as working hard. Subjects reported significantly more enjoyment in sanding the cutting board than in sanding the wood, and significance increased further upon completion of the sanding board. Ex post facto, when subjects were categorized into three groups depending upon the degree of liking for each activity, it appeared that the degree of liking may be important in predicting exercise effort. Implications for practice and further research are discussed. PMID:3354631

  13. Ante- and postmortem diagnostic techniques for anthrax: rethinking pathogen exposure and the geographic extent of the disease in wildlife.

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    Bagamian, Karoun H; Alexander, Kathleen A; Hadfield, Ted L; Blackburn, Jason K

    2013-10-01

    Although antemortem approaches in wildlife disease surveillance are common for most zoonoses, they have been used infrequently in anthrax surveillance. Classically, anthrax is considered a disease with extremely high mortality. This is because anthrax outbreaks are often detected ex post facto through wildlife or livestock fatalities or spillover transmission to humans. As a result, the natural prevalence of anthrax infection in animal populations is largely unknown. However, in the past 20 yr, antemortem serologic surveillance in wildlife has indicated that not all species exposed succumb to infection, and anthrax exposure may be more widespread than originally appreciated. These studies brought about a multitude of new questions, many of which can be addressed by increased antemortem serologic surveillance in wildlife populations. To fully understand anthrax transmission dynamics and geographic extent, it is important to identify exposure in wildlife hosts and associated factors and, in turn, understand how these influences may drive environmental reservoir dynamics and concurrent disease risk in livestock and humans. Here we review our current understanding of the serologic response to anthrax among wildlife hosts and serologic diagnostic assays used to augment traditional postmortem anthrax surveillance strategies. We also provide recommendations for the use of serology and sentinel species surveillance approaches in anthrax research and management. PMID:24502707

  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

    -Post Model Jan Charles Lenk, Claus M¨obus Human Centered Design OFFIS Institute for Information Technology ¨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:christiane.thiel

  15. Use of chemical indicators of beer aging for ex-post checking of storage conditions and prediction of the sensory stability of beer.

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    Cejka, Pavel; Culík, Ji?í; Horák, Tomáš; Jurková, Marie; Olšovská, Jana

    2013-12-26

    The rate of beer aging is affected by storage conditions including largely time and temperature. Although bottled beer is commonly stored for up to 1 year, sensorial damage of it is quite frequent. Therefore, a method for retrospective determination of temperature of stored beer was developed. The method is based on the determination of selected carbonyl compounds called as "aging indicators", which are formed during beer aging. The aging indicators were determined using GC-MS after precolumn derivatization with O-(2,3,4,5,6-pentaflourobenzyl)hydroxylamine hydrochloride, and their profile was correlated with the development of old flavor evolving under defined conditions (temperature, time) using both a mathematical and statistical apparatus. Three approaches, including calculation from regression graph, multiple linear regression, and neural networks, were employed. The ultimate uncertainty of the method ranged from 3.0 to 11.0 °C depending on the approach used. Furthermore, the assay was extended to include prediction of beer tendency to sensory aging from freshly bottled beer. PMID:24308508

  16. The Costs and Benefits of Folic Acid Fortification in the United States: A Comparison of Ex Ante and Ex Post Economic Evaluations

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    Scott D. Grosse; Norman J. Waitzman; Patrick S. Romano; Joseph Mulinare

    2004-01-01

    The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required that manufacturers of enriched cereal-grain products as of January 1, 1998 fortify their products with folic acid to reduce the number of pregnancies affected a by neural tube defect (NTD). Prior to adoption of the regulation in 1996, three economic evaluations projected net economic benefits or cost savings from folic acid

  17. Prevenciones ex ante y validaciones ex post en la selección de outputs para evaluar servicios públicos: el caso de la educación

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    Manuel Antonio Muñiz Pérez; Javier Suárez Pandiello

    2005-01-01

    La selección de indicadores de resultados y productividad es una cuestión de plena actualidad en el campo de la gestión y evaluación de los servicios públicos en general, y en el caso de la Educación Secundaria en particular. Para dar respuesta a este problema, en este trabajo se analizan dos aspectos complementarios. En primer lugar y como paradigma de análisis

  18. Impact Evaluation of a Youth Job Training Program in the Dominican Republic:Ex-Post Evaluation Report of the Labor Training and Modernization Project (DR0134)

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    Pablo Ibarrán; David Rosas; Yuri Suarez Dillon Soares

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this report is to assess whether the job training program Juventud y Empleo has had positive impacts, i.e. to determine if it has increased the employability of its participants. Additionally, the report also analyzes the implementation of the project vis-à-vis its original design. This is the first and only job training program in Latin America with an

  19. 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…

  20. Escape from Memory

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    Haddix, Margaret

    2004-01-01

    A research to examine the impact of the US Advanced Technology Program (ATM)-sponsored consortia on the ex-post research productivity of the firms participating in this research is presented. The findings reveal that there exists a positive association between the level of participation in research and the overall research productivity of the…

  1. IBM Research: Research Spotlight

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    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.

  2. Research Networks - Applied Research

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    Research networks such as those listed below have established new approaches to data collection, sharing, and analysis. These approaches allow investigators to deepen their understanding of barriers to cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and healthcare services in community settings and how these barriers affect quality of life and other cancer outcomes.

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

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    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

  4. Cosmological N-body Simulation

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    Lake, George

    1994-05-01

    .90ex> }}} The ``N'' in N-body calculations has doubled every year for the last two decades. To continue this trend, the UW N-body group is working on algorithms for the fast evaluation of gravitational forces on parallel computers and establishing rigorous standards for the computations. In these algorithms, the computational cost per time step is ~ 10(3) pairwise forces per particle. A new adaptive time integrator enables us to perform high quality integrations that are fully temporally and spatially adaptive. SPH--smoothed particle hydrodynamics will be added to simulate the effects of dissipating gas and magnetic fields. The importance of these calculations is two-fold. First, they determine the nonlinear consequences of theories for the structure of the Universe. Second, they are essential for the interpretation of observations. Every galaxy has six coordinates of velocity and position. Observations determine two sky coordinates and a line of sight velocity that bundles universal expansion (distance) together with a random velocity created by the mass distribution. Simulations are needed to determine the underlying structure and masses. The importance of simulations has moved from ex post facto explanation to an integral part of planning large observational programs. I will show why high quality simulations with ``large N'' are essential to accomplish our scientific goals. This year, our simulations have N >~ 10(7) . This is sufficient to tackle some niche problems, but well short of our 5 year goal--simulating The Sloan Digital Sky Survey using a few Billion particles (a Teraflop-year simulation). Extrapolating past trends, we would have to ``wait'' 7 years for this hundred-fold improvement. Like past gains, significant changes in the computational methods are required for these advances. I will describe new algorithms, algorithmic hacks and a dedicated computer to perform Billion particle simulations. Finally, I will describe research that can be enabled by Petaflop computers. This research is supported by the NASA HPCC/ESS program.

  5. 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.

  6. Research essentials.

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    2015-06-10

    MIXED-METHODS RESEARCH means that the researcher will use a mixture of qualitative and quantitative approaches at one or more stages of research. Various arguments have arisen over the past 20-30 years about the definition of mixed-methods research, with individual researchers focusing their definition on different elements of the methods, research processes, philosophy and research design ( Greene 2007 , Johnson et al 2007 , Creswell 2009 ). PMID:26059581

  7. Research Briefs

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    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.

  8. Malaria Research

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    ... of the malaria parasite. Related Links Global Research, Africa Division of Intramural Research Vector Biology International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR) National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus ?? Javascript Error Your browser JavaScript ...

  9. Meta-Research: Researching Student Researchers' Methods.

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    Knutson, Debra S; And Others

    This paper considers students' attitudes toward research and writing about research and discusses methods used to help students overcome their largely negative attitudes toward research. The paper first states that at Illinois State University in Normal, the course that follows freshman composition is one on academic discourse. The paper reports…

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

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    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.

  11. 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

  12. Factores determinantes de la salida a bolsa en España

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    Joaquín Farinos; Vicente Sanchis

    2009-01-01

    Though the going public decision has been addressed by several theories, empirical research is particularly scarce to European countries. This is the first research in the Spanish market that investigates ex ante and ex post characteristics of IPO firms, using a large database of private held firms that potentially may go public. Some of our results are consistent with previous

  13. Qualitative research.

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    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

  14. Leadership Research

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    Kaplun, Irina

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this work is to explore recent research in the field of leadership as related to education and to link such research to a possible research project. This research project would focus on increasing standardized test scores in California schools focusing on the elementary school level through focusing on increasing reading competency and…

  15. RESEARCH REVIEW

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    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...

  16. Research Highlights.

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    Australian Council for Educational Research, Melbourne.

    This report presents highlights of the research activities of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). The ACER is a national independent research body that specializes in collecting and interpreting information to shape strategic decision making. In addition to being a national center for educational policy research and advice,…

  17. Educating Researchers

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    Levine, Arthur

    2007-01-01

    This is the third in a series of policy reports on the results of a four-year study of America's education schools. This report focuses on the need for quality education research and on the preparation of scholars and researchers who conduct such research. Approximately two decades into a school improvement movement, education research is assuming…

  18. 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.

  19. Fetal Research

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    Hansen, John T.; Sladek, John R.

    1989-11-01

    This article reviews some of the significant contributions of fetal research and fetal tissue research over the past 20 years. The benefits of fetal research include the development of vaccines, advances in prenatal diagnosis, detection of malformations, assessment of safe and effective medications, and the development of in utero surgical therapies. Fetal tissue research benefits vaccine development, assessment of risk factors and toxicity levels in drug production, development of cell lines, and provides a source of fetal cells for ongoing transplantation trials. Together, fetal research and fetal tissue research offer tremendous potential for the treatment of the fetus, neonate, and adult.

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

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    2010-12-16

    ...countries to be non-market economy countries--Armenia, Belarus...foreign-owned or located in a market economy country, under current practice...exporter in a non- market economy is sufficiently free of government...the Secretary of Commerce, Attention: Wendy J. Frankel,...

  1. 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…

  2. De Facto Exchange Rate Policies in the MENA Region: Toward Deeper Cooperation

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    Bassem Kamar

    2004-01-01

    The adoption of exchange rate policy coordination and cooperation within a regional framework becomes a necessity to avoid the self-fulfilling exchange rate crises, especially in the context of the MENA region, which is cursed with significant regional political instability. In this paper we have focused our attention on the Agadir countries, namely Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. According to the

  3. Institutional Habitus as the De Facto Diversity Curriculum of Teacher Education

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    Cornbleth, Catherine

    2010-01-01

    The unofficial "diversity curriculum" of an urban high school and how it is negotiated by prospective teachers during field experience and student-teaching experiences are examined. The school setting, including the people within it, communicate messages such as "who we are" and "how we do things here." The intermediary construct of institutional…

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

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    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…

  5. The de facto national system of psychiatric inpatient care. Piecing together the national puzzle.

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    Kiesler, C A; Simpkins, C

    1991-06-01

    National data regarding psychiatric inpatient episodes can be viewed in 2 ways. The normative method surveys the "specialty mental health sector." A more inclusive method includes smaller sites (e.g., the military), all of general hospital treatment (rather than only the psychiatric unit), residential treatment centers, and other residential care. The difference between the 2 methods represents approximately 725,000 episodes, at a direct cost of more than $6 billion. The more inclusive analysis of the years 1980 and 1985 reveals a strong shift to the private sector and an increase in inpatient care of children and youth that might be obscured by limiting national treatment statistics to the specialty mental health sector. PMID:1952419

  6. 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…

  7. Research Priorities

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    Pattison, Bruce

    1970-01-01

    Although stressing that continuing research by no means ensures better teaching," the author briefly discusses certain areas of research in linguistics and related fields which might prove profitable to the language teacher. (FB)

  8. Disparities Research

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    CRCHD supports basic, translational, clinical, and population-based research that contributes to the reduction of cancer health disparities across the cancer continuum. The CRCHD research portfolio started in early 1990s and continues to grow. Below is

  9. [Genealogical Research.

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    McClure, Patricia Harlan

    Two Institute papers were concerned with genealogical research. "Manuscripts, Private Papers and Genealogical Research," deals with the handling and evaluation of unpublished and private papers in genealogical research. "The Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints," discusses the Mormon Church's microfilming of…

  10. Researching Practice and Practicing Research

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    DiPardo, Anne

    2011-01-01

    When works of teacher scholars were recognized with major National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) research awards, and the sections and conferences instituted research initiatives of their own, many were filled with the soaring hope that a new synergy was in the making. The "Research in the Teaching of English" (RTE) Alan C. Purves Award,…

  11. Research 101: Understanding Educational Research

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    Murray, Angela; Bagby, Janet; Sulak, Tracey

    2010-01-01

    Currently, the Montessori community is increasing its focus on the importance of research. The purpose of this article is to provide some background for critical readers of research related to Montessori education and to provide the tools to implement these findings in one's own Montessori work. Research articles are generally organized in a way…

  12. The rational-behavioral debate in financial economics

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    Alon Brav; J. B. Heaton; Alexander Rosenberg

    2004-01-01

    The contest between rational and behavioral finance is poorly understood as a contest over 'testability' and 'predictive success.' In fact, neither rational nor behavioral finance offer much in the way of testable predictions of improving precision. Researchers in the rational paradigm seem to have abandoned testability and prediction in favor of a scheme of ex post 'rationalizations' of observed price

  13. Payments to Normal Healthy Volunteers in Phase 1 Trials: Avoiding Undue Influence While Distributing Fairly the Burdens of Research Participation

    PubMed Central

    2009-01-01

    Clinical investigators must engage in just subject recruitment and selection and avoid unduly influencing research participation. There may be tension between the practice of keeping payments to participants low to avoid undue influence and the requirements of justice when recruiting normal healthy volunteers for phase 1 drug studies. By intentionally keeping payments low to avoid unduly influenced participation, investigators, on the recommendation or insistence of institutional review boards, may be targeting or systematically recruiting healthy adult members of lower socio-economic groups for participation in phase 1 studies. Investigators are at risk of routinely failing to fulfill the obligation of justice, which prohibits the systematic targeting and recruiting of subjects for reasons unrelated to the nature of the study. Insofar as we take seriously the obligation to engage in just subject recruitment and selection, I argue that we must acknowledge the implications low payments might have for subject recruitment and selection and examine the effect of low payments. If low payments de facto target the less well-off for phase 1 studies, we must defend the priority ranking of the obligation to avoid undue influence over the obligation of justice or adopt an alternative recruitment approach. This paper identifies a number of alternatives to the current system of low-value payments to research participants. PMID:19190076

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. SCORPIO: A 36-Core Research Chip Demonstrating Snoopy Coherence on a Scalable Mesh NoC with In-Network Ordering

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    Daya, Bhavya Kishor

    2014-06-30

    In the many-core era, scalable coherence and on-chip interconnects are crucial for shared memory processors. While snoopy coherence is common in small multicore systems, directory-based coherence is the de facto choice for ...

  17. Research: Bereavement.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parkes, C. M.

    1988-01-01

    Reviews last 10 years of research, counseling, and treatment in area of bereavement. Notes that community support can help some individuals coping with grief, but that others require different interventions. Sees need for research into sequence of events that lead to adverse physical, mental, or social consequences in bereavement, and about types…

  18. Research Review

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    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…

  19. Undergraduate Researchers

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    Sibille, Etienne

    celebration of science and technology Science2011Next Gen http://www.science2011.pitt.edu/posters at the Undergraduate Research Poster Reception that will be part of the University of Pittsburgh's 11th annual.htm Undergraduate Research Poster Reception 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 6 October Connolly Ballroom, Alumni Hall

  20. Qualitative Research.

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    Meyen, Ed

    In this paper the role of qualitative research in special education is examined. The implications of an earlier naturalistic study are cited, an important one being the tendency in the literature to oversimplify the naturalistic paradigm; and the case is made that implementing such a paradigm is a "labor intensive" approach to research in which no…

  1. Research Review

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    Serig, Dan

    2011-01-01

    In this review, the author explores an often-used process in research--the mind map. He uses this method in his own research and artwork. He also uses this extensively with students, particularly master students when they are trying to surround issues in their thesis projects. Mind maps are closely associated with brainstorming, as brainstorming…

  2. 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;…

  3. Geriatric research.

    PubMed

    Murphy, Susan L

    2010-01-01

    The American Occupational Therapy Association's Centennial Vision articulates the need for occupational therapy to be science driven and evidence based in major practice areas. This article provides a review on the state of the occupational therapy research published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) in the area of productive aging in the past 2 years (2008-2009). The article identifies the types of research published, assesses how well the journal is meeting the Centennial Vision in productive aging research, and discusses implications for utilization of the evidence by occupational therapy practitioners. Although many basic research articles provide a foundation for future intervention development and further define practice roles, the AJOT articles addressing productive aging represent diverse research questions and have produced a body of knowledge that is not easily translated to practice. More effectiveness studies are needed to provide adequate evidence for occupational therapy intervention with older adults. PMID:20131577

  4. Research Associate Kummerow Research Team

    E-print Network

    and experience. Financial assistance will be provided for the processing of visa application, should programs. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity is located in 101 Student Services BuildingResearch Associate Kummerow Research Team Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State

  5. 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.

  6. Ionospheric research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1975-01-01

    Data from research on ionospheric D, E, and F, regions are reported. Wave propagation, mass spectrometer measurements, and atmospheric reactions of HO2 with NO and NO2 and NH2 with NO and O2 are summarized.

  7. 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.

  8. Action Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Becky Beran

    2010-07-01

    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 professi

  9. Research summary

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Siegmann, W. L.; Robertson, J. S.; Jacobson, M. J.

    1993-01-01

    The final report for progress during the period from 15 Nov. 1988 to 14 Nov. 1991 is presented. Research on methods for analysis of sound propagation through the atmosphere and on results obtained from application of our methods are summarized. Ten written documents of NASA research are listed, and these include publications, manuscripts accepted, submitted, or in preparation for publication, and reports. Twelve presentations of results, either at scientific conferences or at research or technical organizations, since the start of the grant period are indicated. Names of organizations to which software produced under the grant was distributed are provided, and the current arrangement whereby the software is being distributed to the scientific community is also described. Finally, the names of seven graduate students who worked on NASA research and received Rensselaer degrees during the grant period, along with their current employers are given.

  10. Operations Research

    E-print Network

    ducted while this author was visiting Tokyo Institute of Technology. Research ... a sum of squares has gained a lot of attention in recent developments of sum of ...... information on numerical methods for enumerating integer points in a convex ...

  11. Clinical Research

    MedlinePLUS

    ... can do an online search for cystic fibrosis clinical trials . If you decide to join a trial, the research team at your care center will work closely ... alerts when a trial is posted and when clinical trial results are available.

  12. 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.

  13. Nursing research.

    PubMed

    Fowles, Helen

    2015-04-22

    The contribution of clinical research to best practice in nursing was explored in this CPD article. To provide high quality care and to meet the individual care and health needs of patients, nursing practice needs to be evidence-based and up to date. Research in the form of clinical guidelines, policies and procedures is integral to patient care and the development of nursing practice. PMID:25902254

  14. 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

  15. Graduate Research Assistant Workload Agreement Research Assistant: _____________________________________________

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    Bolch, Tobias

    Graduate Research Assistant Workload Agreement Research Assistant, and provide financial assistance to graduate students. Duties of Research Assistant The duties of the RA to present results and collaborate with other researchers · Assisting in research proposal writing · Training

  16. 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.

  17. Welding Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1982-01-01

    Welding fabrication and welding processes were studied. The following research projects are reported: (1) welding fabrication; (2) residual stresses and distortion in structural weldments in high strength steels; (3) improvement of reliability of welding by in process sensing and control (development of smart welding machines for girth welding of pipes); (4) development of fully automated and integrated welding systems for marine applications; (5) advancement of welding technology; (6) research on metal working by high power laser (7) flux development; (8) heat and fluid flow; (9) mechanical properties developments.

  18. 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 ...

  19. Chemistry Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1987-01-01

    Philip Morris research center scientists use a computer program called CECTRP, for Chemical Equilibrium Composition and Transport Properties, to gain insight into the behavior of atoms as they progress along the reaction pathway. Use of the program lets the scientist accurately predict the behavior of a given molecule or group of molecules. Computer generated data must be checked by laboratory experiment, but the use of CECTRP saves the researchers hundreds of hours of laboratory time since experiments must run only to validate the computer's prediction. Philip Morris estimates that had CECTRP not been available, at least two man years would have been required to develop a program to perform similar free energy calculations.

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. ODU Core Research Office ODU Research Foundation

    E-print Network

    Research Committees Affiliated Research Units Asst. to VPR T. Hardy Director of Compliance A.Rubenstein ResODU Core Research Office ODU Research Foundation Major Research Centers ODU Faculty Researchers ODU S. Beebe Technology Licensing TBD Licensing Associate Reis Alsberry Dir. Research Development K. Eck

  3. 2008 Research Portfolio: Research & Development Division

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  4. Research Grants

    Cancer.gov

    Awards of R01 and R21 Grants in 2014 During fiscal year 2014, NCI awarded 1,207 competing Research Project Grants (RPGs), resulting in an overall success rate of 14%. NCI funded most R01 and R21 applications with scores up to and including the 9th percentile.

  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 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…

  7. Metaevaluation Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas D. Cook; Charles L. Gruder

    1978-01-01

    This paper reviews four projects aimed at evaluating the technical quality of recent summative evaluations. It also helps identify some technical problems that frequently occur in evaluation research, and it outlines practical methods for solving these problems within the limits imposed by the current state of the art. The methods involve evaluating evaluations during or after their completion, with a

  8. Research funds

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Altrock, Richard C.

    Joseph Walder's rambling diatribe against accepting research funds from the Department of Defense (Eos, December 28, 1982, p. 1346) deserves some rebuttal. In particular, I would like to respond to his question, ‘Does acceptance of financial support from military sources make individuals and institutions dependent clients of the Pentagon?’ The answer is: of course not, unless they want to be.As an Air Force scientist and research contract manager, I can state categorically that we put no pressure upon our contractors to become our ‘clients.’ Indeed, we caution them not to become too dependent upon Air Force funds for continued funding of research projects, due to year-to-year changes in programs of interest to the Air Force and availability of funds. The only ‘control’ that we exert over contractors is their voluntary agreement to perform the work that they have unilaterally proposed to do by submitting an unsolicited proposal to us. These proposals are reviewed in-house, and funding is determined purely on relevance, availability of funds, and our estimate of the quality of the proposed research (investigators, facilities, etc.).

  9. Research funds

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard C. Altrock

    1983-01-01

    Joseph Walder's rambling diatribe against accepting research funds from the Department of Defense (Eos, December 28, 1982, p. 1346) deserves some rebuttal. In particular, I would like to respond to his question, `Does acceptance of financial support from military sources make individuals and institutions dependent clients of the Pentagon?' The answer is: of course not, unless they want to be.As

  10. Researching Complexity.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sumara, Dennis J.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses what Complexity Theory (presented as a rubric that collects theoretical understandings from a number of domains such as ecology, biology, neurology, and education) suggests about mind, selfhood, intelligence, and practices of reading, and the import of these reconceptualizations to reader-response researchers. Concludes that developing…

  11. 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.

  12. RESEARCH STATEMENT

    E-print Network

    2013-11-15

    The research are designed to tackle major issues in studying biological systems: ... by either the type of model or the application contexts and I am looking forward ... to this distribution then act as an estimate of the quantity of interest and a ...

  13. 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…

  14. Recommended Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joan Vernikos; William Paloski; Charles Fuller; Gilles Clèment

    In this final chapter, we address the next steps in artificial gravity research, both short- and long-term, required to understand the fundamentals and validate the operational aspects of using artificial gravity as an effective countermeasure for long-duration space travel. Our recommendations are based on both the summaries presented in the preceding chapters as well as

  15. 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 ...

  16. Research Statement

    E-print Network

    2015-01-18

    My main area of research is Commutative Algebra and its interactions with ... Commutative Algebra is concerned with the study of commutative rings with an identity and the modules .... Koszul; in this case we say that I is G-quadratic. ..... Analysis and Design of Experiments, and that the possibility exists to be hired to ...

  17. 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.…

  18. Research Summaries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brock, Stephen E., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    This column features summaries of five research articles relevant to school crisis response. The first, "High School Teachers' Experiences With Suicidal Students," summarized by Robyn Bratica, offers the results of a study examining high school teachers' experiences with suicidal students and suggests that contact with suicidal students is very…

  19. Rainfall Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Melber, Leah M.

    2003-01-01

    Presents procedures for weather studies as exciting and relatively simple research projects for students to perform. Expects that students gain an accurate view of the scientific process in addition to real-world experience as they face challenging setbacks and make unexpected discoveries along the way. Includes cross-curricular applications.…

  20. Research Visibility: Vocational Education Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brandon, George L., Ed.

    1971-01-01

    The 16 reviews of vocational education research are organized under these topics: (1) Human Potential and Human Resources, which reports a teacher institute to develop human potential, a leadership development study, and the labor market experience of men aged 45-59, (2) Reports of Voc-Tec Centers, including the Center for Occupational Education…

  1. Research Results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2012-12-01

    Achievements in Sino-German Interdisciplinary Major Research Project Published by Small A Conserved Proline Switch on the Ribosome Facilitates the Recruitment and Binding of trGTPases Air Pollution Contributes in Sunshine Dimming in China Role of Lymphatic Trafficking and Biodistribution Soft Fibrin Gels Promote Selection and Growth of Tumorigenic Cells Targeted Therapy: The New Lease on Life for Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, and Beyond The Structural Basis for the Sensing and Binding of Cyclic di-GMP by STING Research on Atomic-Scale Investigation of Li Storage Mechanism in Spinel Li4Ti5O12 NSFC Funded Project Made Significant Progress in Intelligent Nanomaterial and Device Palaeobotany and the Evolution of the Monsoon in China Non Heme System Asymmetric Epoxidation Reaction Made Progress Rapid Advancement of Immunology Study in China Chinese Experts Successfully Produced Transgenic Animals from Haploid Embryonic Stem Cells

  2. 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.

  3. 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 - ...

  4. Research reflections.

    PubMed

    Switzer, William P

    2009-01-01

    Dr Switzer received D.V.M, from Texas A and M, in 1948, M.S. and a Ph.D, from Iowa State University in 1951 and 1954 and the Dr.h.c. from the University of Vienna, in 1979. He was Professor of Iowa State University, Veterinary Medical Research Inst, during 1961-74. He later became the Associate Dean for Research, ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, 1974-90. In 1990 he became Distinguished Professor emeritus, Iowa State University, 1990 and Associate Dean emeritus, in 1990 to the present. He has won the following honors and awards: Borden Scholarship Award, Honorary Master Swine Producer, ISU Faculty Citation, ISU Distinguished Professor, American Feed Manufacturers Vet. Med. Research Award, Iowa Inventors' Hall of Fame, National Hog Farmer Award, Gamma Sigma Delta Award, International Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, Howard W. Dunne Memorial Award, Iowa Veterinarian of the year, 1988 in addition to several others. Switzer Research Award established at ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, Selected as one of the 150 most influential faculty members in the 150 year history of ISU, Vaccines developed by W. P. Switzer were selected as one of the 150 most valuable contributions in the history of ISU. DR. Switzer's patents: A) Use of Sulfonamides for Treatment of Atrophic Rhinitis in Swine; B) Vaccine for Control of Atrophic Rhinitis in Swine, and xx Vaccine for Control and Prevention of Kennel Cough in Dogs. He has also served on the following Advisory Boards: A) Animal Health Advisor, Merck and Co, five years; B) Animal Health Advisor, Pfizer, Inc, six years; and C) Animal Health Advisor, Diamond-Shamrock, two years. PMID:19114983

  5. 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.

  6. Impact of a standardized test package on exit examination scores and NCLEX-RN outcomes.

    PubMed

    Homard, Catherine M

    2013-03-01

    The purpose of this ex post facto correlational study was to compare exit examination scores and NCLEX-RN(®) pass rates of baccalaureate nursing students who differed in level of participation in a standardized test package. Three cohort groups emerged as a standardized test package was introduced: (a) students who did not participate in a standardized test package; (b) students with two semesters of a standardized test package; and (c) students with four semesters of a standardized test package. Benner's novice-to-expert theory framed the study in the belief that students best acquire knowledge and skills through practice and reflection. Students participating in four semesters of a standardized test package demonstrated higher exit examination scores and NCLEX-RN pass rates compared with students who did not participate in this package. This study's results could inform nurse educators about strategies to facilitate nursing student success on exit examinations and the NCLEX-RN. PMID:23413805

  7. Strategies for lowering attrition rates and raising NCLEX-RN pass rates.

    PubMed

    Higgins, Bonnie

    2005-12-01

    This study was designed to determine strategies to raise the NCLEX-RN pass rate and lower the attrition rate in a community college nursing program. Ex-post facto data were collected from 213 former nursing student records. Qualitative data were collected from 10 full-time faculty, 30 new graduates, and 45 directors of associate degree nursing programs in Texas. The findings linked the academic variables of two biology courses and three components of the preadmission test to completion of the nursing program. A relationship was found between one biology course, the science component of the preadmission test, the HESI Exit Examination score, and the nursing skills course to passing the NCLEX-RN. Qualitative data indicated preadmission requirements, campus counselors, remediation, faculty, test-item writing, and teaching method were instrumental in completion of the program and passing the NCLEX-RN. PMID:16402736

  8. 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.

  9. Robotics research

    SciTech Connect

    Brady, M.; Paul, R.

    1984-01-01

    Organized around a view of robotics as ''the intelligent connection of perception to action,'' the fifty-three contributions collected in this book present leading current research in one of the fastest moving fields of artificial intelligence. Readings Include: Hand-Eye Coordination in Rope Handling; 3-D Balance Using 2-D algorithms. A Model Driven Visual Inspection Module: Stereo Vision: Complexity and Constraints; Interpretation of Contact Geometers from Force Measurement; The Utah MIT Dextrous Hand: Work in Progress; Hierarchical Nonlinear Control for Robots; VAL-11; A Robot Programming Language and Control System; Technological Barriers in Robotics: A Perspective from Industry.

  10. Monopropellant Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Rodgers, Steve

    2004-01-01

    NASA along with the Air Force is developing new monopropellant systems to replace the current hydrazine monopropellant systems. The monopropellants under consideration are environmentally friendly, have a higher density, and have better thermal characteristics than hydrazine. The near-term goal is to improve mission performance and greatly reduce ground operations costs. For the far-term, a very high performance (high specific impulse) system is being sought. The key to this goal is the development of a high-temperature catalyst; research in this area is underway.

  11. Research Instruments

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    The GENETI-SCANNER, newest product of Perceptive Scientific Instruments, Inc. (PSI), rapidly scans slides, locates, digitizes, measures and classifies specific objects and events in research and diagnostic applications. Founded by former NASA employees, PSI's primary product line is based on NASA image processing technology. The instruments karyotype - a process employed in analysis and classification of chromosomes - using a video camera mounted on a microscope. Images are digitized, enabling chromosome image enhancement. The system enables karyotyping to be done significantly faster, increasing productivity and lowering costs. Product is no longer being manufactured.

  12. Intervenção visando a auto-estima e qualidade de vida dos policiais civis do Rio de Janeiro Self-esteem and quality of life: essential for the mental health of police officers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Edson Ribeiro Andrade; Edinilsa Ramos de Sousa; Maria Cecília de Souza Minayo

    The results here shown are part of an ac- tion-research that aimed to elaborate, apply and eval- uate a pilot project for contributing to the mental health of Rio de Janeiro police officers. This research comprises both quantitative and qualitative ap- proaches in an ex-ante and ex-post evaluation pat- tern. The subjects of this research were 148 police officers serving

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Speech Research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Several articles addressing topics in speech research are presented. The topics include: exploring the functional significance of physiological tremor: A biospectroscopic approach; differences between experienced and inexperienced listeners to deaf speech; a language-oriented view of reading and its disabilities; Phonetic factors in letter detection; categorical perception; Short-term recall by deaf signers of American sign language; a common basis for auditory sensory storage in perception and immediate memory; phonological awareness and verbal short-term memory; initiation versus execution time during manual and oral counting by stutterers; trading relations in the perception of speech by five-year-old children; the role of the strap muscles in pitch lowering; phonetic validation of distinctive features; consonants and syllable boundaires; and vowel information in postvocalic frictions.

  16. COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH RESEARCH ENABLING GRANT (REG)

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    Doudna, Jennifer A.

    2011-2012 COMMITTEE ON RESEARCH RESEARCH ENABLING GRANT (REG) REGULATIONS Please note: COR has set.berkeley.edu/forms/cor/cor_reg_app.php Please note: Applicants denied a Faculty Research Grant (FRG) will be considered for the Research Enabling Grant (REG). A separate application is not required. DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH: Applicants must

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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

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    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.

  20. Research Summary Giles Hooker

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    Keinan, Alon

    Research Summary Giles Hooker My research interests lie principally in the fields of statistical Statement Giles Hooker Detailed Description of Research Directions and Achievements Throughout the following

  1. Researching Research: Mathematics Education in the Political

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    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. Research and Research Methods in Geographical Education.

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    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…

  3. Stories on Research, Research on Stories

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    Petit, Sandrine; Mougenot, Catherine; Fleury, Philippe

    2011-01-01

    This article deals with a group of researchers involved in Participatory Action Research projects on biodiversity and who volunteered to take part in a "storytelling" experiment. Their "stories" were used to describe this new type of research collective comprising various partners, including researchers and managers, focused on obtaining directly…

  4. Research Frontiers Cutting-Edge Research

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    Takada, Shoji

    Research Frontiers Cutting-Edge Research in Kyoto University Kyoto University is known, and was supported by METI, the Singapore Tourism Board, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, and other organizationslohMX7k youtube.com/watch?v=7kqUpkyctOw 26 Research Activities 2013 #12;Research Frontiers It is often

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Developing Professional Researchers: Research Students' Graduate Attributes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Manathunga, Catherine; Lant, Paul; Mellick, George

    2007-01-01

    The impetus to broaden the scope of research education is not new. Since the 1970s, concern has been expressed about the suitability of research education as preparation for a research career outside academe. Universities have been criticized for producing over-specialized research graduates, who struggle to apply their expertise to new workplace…

  8. Research Management in Africa.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Benneh, George

    2002-01-01

    Examines research management, particularly within higher education institutions, in Africa including, research and current trends in knowledge production, institutional aspects, research funding, and good practice in research management. (EV)

  9. 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.

  10. Resources for Researchers

    Cancer.gov

    NCI supports the community of cancer researchers through grants and contracts, training programs, research and development tools and datasets.  For research related to specific cancer types, see our Cancer Types pages. Research Grants Funding Opportunities

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Research at Research Development Services and

    E-print Network

    · $400M ongoing upgrade · FEL Light Source (~14kW) CEBAF #12;Alternative Energy ·Algal Biodiesel ResearchResearch at Research Development Services and Intramural Funding Programs Karen Eck, PhD Director of Research Development Office of Research #12;34.8 56.9 65.4 73.6 87.6 96.1 97.2 102.2 104.5 99.14 0 20 40 60

  15. 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.

  16. Insights from an 8-Year Longitudinal Study of Female REU Participants

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Slater, S. J.

    2009-12-01

    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 8-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 scientific discipline. This paper describes the results of that analysis in two sections. The first section describes the results from an ex post facto longitudinal data analysis. This data included multiple interviews with each participant during their REU, annual open-ended alumni surveys, faculty interviews, and extensive field notes, over an 8-year period. As a result of this analysis, four themes emerged, related to developing understandings of the nature of professional scientific work, the nature of the scientific process, the culture of academia, and finally, an understanding of the "self." This analysis served as an initial theory that was used to design the second stage, interview protocol. In the second stage 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 disconfirm the initial theory. Analysis of this interview data failed to provide disconfirming evidence. Results from this study indicate that the REU did not provide a substantive educational experience related to the nature of scientific work, the scientific process, or the culture of academia. 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. Formal and informal interactions with research scientists and instructors, in addition to family members, served as crucial forces in shaping highly developed, stable science identities. Sustained interactions with a single mentor at a home institution were particularly transformational. This study suggests further studies into the impact of long-term mentors on women in the sciences, at a variety of stages and across multiple disciplines.

  17. 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.

  18. Graduate Research Associate (9181) Graduate Research Associate (9181) Graduate Research Associate (9181) Graduate Research Assistant (9182) Graduate Research Assistant (9182) Graduate Research Assistant (9182)

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    Foroosh, Hassan

    (9181) Graduate Research Assistant (9182) Graduate Research Assistant (9182) Graduate Research AssistantGraduate Research Associate (9181) Graduate Research Associate (9181) Graduate Research Associate (9183) Graduate Teaching Assistant (9184) Graduate Teaching Assistant (9184) Graduate Teaching Assistant

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  20. The De Facto National Curriculum in Elementary Social Studies: Critique of a Representative Sample. Elementary Subjects Center Series No. 17.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brophy, Jere

    Despite scholarly disagreement about the nature and purposes of social studies education, the most widely adopted elementary social studies textbook series tend to be remarkably uniform, consisting of compendia of facts organized within the expanding communities curriculum structure. Content selection and explication tend to be guided primarily by…

  1. 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…

  2. Air Research Program: Near Roadway Research Track

    EPA Science Inventory

    The near roadway research track uses animal and human studies to better understand the associations between roadway proximity and adverse cardiopulmonary and neurological effects. This research will yield animal and human toxicity data in parallel with exposure assessment efforts...

  3. What Is "Research" for Teacher-Researchers?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roulston, Kathryn; Legette, Roy; Deloach, Monica; Pitman, Celeste Buckhalter

    2005-01-01

    Numerous scholars have promoted "practitioner research" or "teacher-research" as a way of facilitating professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers, promoting change and reform in K-12 settings, and giving voice to teachers" personal and professional knowledge. In this article, the authors consider what "research" is for…

  4. ENERGY GENERATION RESEARCH PIER Energy Generation Research

    E-print Network

    onsite renewable energy production (wind and poultry bio-gas); and use onsite energy storage at electric dedicated energy supply resources. The pilot project will employ geothermal heat pump technology, usingENERGY GENERATION RESEARCH PIER Energy Generation Research www.energy.ca.gov/research/ renewable

  5. 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...

  6. 2010 SEAri Annual Research Summit Research Topic

    E-print Network

    de Weck, Olivier L.

    2010 SEAri Annual Research Summit Research Topic "Evolving SE Methods across the Research Lifecycle, SEAri) October 19, 2010 Cambridge, MA Massachusetts Institute of Technology #12;Nature of Systems Development of new methods happens over time...something differently; specific problem may not be fully

  7. Research Councils UK Research funded by the

    E-print Network

    Berzins, M.

    innovation and deliver impact from research, including the development of collaborative research programmes. In addition, research in one area can combine with that from another to drive innovation and make a key that assessments of school-aged children suggest that their development is not affected by whether

  8. 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…

  9. 8 Research Activities 2011 Research Topics

    E-print Network

    Takada, Shoji

    for iPS cell derivation chemical probes for stem cell research control of ES/iPS cell growth8 Research Activities 2011 Research Topics WPI: Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (i and artificial materials, the iCeMS pioneers the development of stem cell science and technology, and mesoscopic

  10. 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 ...

  11. Governing Knowledge: Research Steering and Research Quality

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ozga, Jenny

    2008-01-01

    This article argues that the "quality" debate in education research is not so much about quality as about creating the conditions in which research and knowledge production in the field of education can be managed and steered. The criticisms of research in education have destabilised the field and promoted its closer dependence on and alignment…

  12. 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...

  13. 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

  14. Improving Reading Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farr, Roger, Ed.; And Others

    This book includes papers related to reading research from the International Reading Association's 1974 preconvention institute on research held in New Orleans. The introduction by Samuel Weintraub and Roger Farr discusses such questions as: Where does reading research need to be improved? What is research? What areas of reading research demand…

  15. From Research Assistant to Professional Research Assistance: Research Consulting as a Form of Research Practice

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pollon, Dawn E.; Herbert, Monique; Chahine, Saad; Falenchuk, Olesya

    2013-01-01

    Research assistantships have long been viewed as an extension of the formal education process, a form of apprenticeship, and a pathway into the professional practice of research in institutional settings. However, there are other contexts in which researchers practice research. This self-study documents the formative role research assistantships…

  16. Action Research Facilitator's Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Caro-Bruce, Cathy

    This handbook is a roadmap for action research facilitators to help groups as they work through the research process. It offers quotations, handouts, strategies, resources, and insights from actual experiences. The sections of the handbook follow the action research cycle, focusing on: "What is Action Research?"; "What is the Action Research

  17. 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

  18. Arctic contaminants research program: Research plan

    SciTech Connect

    Landers, D.H.; Ford, J.; Allen, S.; Curtis, L.; Omernik, J.M.

    1992-12-01

    The research plan was initially intended to contain the information needed to evaluate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Arctic Contaminant Research Program (ACRP). The scientific aspects of the proposed research form the main body of the document and focus on objectives of the specific research components, current literature, approach, and rationale. The ACRP has three major components: (1) extensive sampling of lichens, mosses, and soils to provide a spatial understanding of the status and extent of contaminants present in arctic ecosystems, (2) lake sediment research to evaluate the source and history of arctic contaminant inputs, and (3) food web research to evaluate the possible effects of atmospherically transported pollutants on arctic food webs. The research plan will be used to provide a framework for the ACRP, based on the preliminary studies done to date and will be implemented over the next five years. The Program will undergo additional peer reviews at two-year intervals in the future.

  19. 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.

  20. Gordon Research Conferences

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cruickshank, Alexander M.

    1977-01-01

    The Gordon Research Conferences were established to stimulate research in universities, research foundations, and industrial laboratories. The topics for the conferences are listed as well as the locations and scheduled presentations at each conference. (CS)

  1. 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.

  2. 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."

  3. Research Advocacy 101

    Cancer.gov

    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 of the roles

  4. 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

  5. The Computational Sciences. Research

    E-print Network

    Christensen, Dan

    The Computational Sciences. Research activities range from the theoretical foundations, financial mathematics, and computational materials physics. Research and teaching in the computational organizations. Although most of this research is performed in four departments: Applied Mathematics, Computer

  6. 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...

  7. INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC RESEARCH CENTER

    E-print Network

    Wang, Yuqing

    INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC RESEARCH CENTER APRIL 2004­MARCH 2005 REPORT SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Indo-Pacific Ocean Climate Pacific Research Center Design by: Susan Yamamoto Printed by: Hagadone Printing Company Photo: Waikiki

  8. Research and practice.

    PubMed

    2015-04-29

    A new programme offers research opportunities for healthcare professionals at all levels who want a career that combines clinical research and research leadership with practice and clinical development. Funded by Health Education England and managed by the NHS National Institute for Health Research, the Integrated Clinical Academic Programme offers the chance to undertake fully funded clinical research, research training and professional development while maintaining clinical practice. It includes five awards: internships, master's degree in clinical research studentships, clinical doctoral research fellowships, clinical lectureships and senior clinical lectureships. The latter three awards are now open for applications until May 28. PMID:25921903

  9. 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.

  10. with Inclusivity Research Excellence

    E-print Network

    Hinton, Jim

    committed to the highest standards of research quality. · Research and teaching are synergistic: · Establishing and supporting international leadership in areas where we have outstanding strengths and criti

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. Vice President for Research and Chief Research Officer

    E-print Network

    Yorke, James

    Vice President for Research and Chief Research Officer Patrick O'Shea Assistant to the Vice Research Development Ken Gertz Associate Vice President Research & Economic Development Brian Darmody Associate Vice President Research Enhancement Robert Dooling Director Office of Research Administration

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Research leadership as entrepreneurial organizing for research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Finn Hansson; Mette Mønsted

    2008-01-01

    The paper discusses research leadership in public universities under change and the role of entrepreneurial strategies in\\u000a research. Research leadership function today in situations where the New Public Management movement one the one hand have\\u000a introduced management by accountability and control in the university while on the other hand open boundaries to other knowledge\\u000a organizations, arenas and networks, and creation

  17. Funding Guide Arrangements and procedures for research grants and research

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    Berzins, M.

    Funding Guide Arrangements and procedures for research grants and research fellowships Polaris ........................................................................6 Research Grants ..................................................................6 Training Grants....................................................................8 Eligibility

  18. NFSMI Research Summary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)…

  19. 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...

  20. Stepping up research efforts

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal in-house research agency within the USDA. The USDA-ARS provides research for finding solutions to agricultural problems. The Hydraulic Engineering Research Unit (HERU) within the USDA-ARS prov...

  1. Smart home research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Li Jiang; Da-You Liu; Bo Yang

    2004-01-01

    This paper is a survey for smart home research, from definition to current research status. First we give a definition to smart home, and then describe the smart home elements, typical research projects, smart home networks research status, smart home appliances and challenges at last.

  2. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS, 1980

    EPA Science Inventory

    This document describes accomplishments made by the Office of Research and Development in 1980. It also illustrates how the Office of Research and Development's research helps people--helps to keep them healthy and to be more productive. Research areas covered in this year's High...

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Action Research as Experimentation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alexander Styhre; Mats Sundgren

    2005-01-01

    This paper suggests that the metaphors of experimentation and the laboratory are applicable when positioning action research vis-à-vis more conventional business school research. Following on from three different action research projects in a large multinational pharmaceutical company, the paper argues that an action researcher can never construct a sheltered environment wherein certain qualities of nature can be isolated, purified, and

  6. Research in humanitarian logistics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert E. Overstreet; Dianne Hall; Joe B. Hanna; Jr R. Kelly Rainer

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide future researchers with a framework for conducting research in the unique field of humanitarian logistics. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The authors categorized humanitarian logistics research articles. Borrowing from the theory of constraints and management information systems literature, the authors developed a framework for research. Findings – The review of humanitarian logistics literature

  7. The Integrity of Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  8. Qualitative Research Methodology Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    George, Robert G.

    Intended to evoke discussion in the research community about the research trend of the 21st century, this paper provides a broad, general definition of qualitative research that covers the many terms currently used under this heading, and discusses seven issues that the research community should address in some manner: (1) new or fad; (2) too many…

  9. Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Research

    E-print Network

    Thomas, Andrew

    1 Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Research Laboratory Sawyer Environmental Research Center University of Maine #12;2 Mission Statement The Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Research Laboratory is a multi- disciplinary facility for environmental research and education at the University of Maine. The lab provides

  10. Educational Researchers and Practicality

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van Velzen, Joke H.

    2013-01-01

    In this article, an attempt to identify further directions in research designs that researchers can use to contribute to the relevance of educational research findings, by including teachers' practicality issues, is presented. Sixty experienced teachers in secondary education read the reporting of modified experimental research findings about…

  11. Dumbing Down Educational Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, John

    2003-01-01

    Wilson discusses ways in which educational research is rendered ineffective, stemming from distortion of the concepts of "education" and "research." Includes three commentaries: Harry Brighouse discusses factors impeding research, John White contests the definition of education, and Marian Sainsbury argues that educational research should not be…

  12. Effectively Communicating Qualitative Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ponterotto, Joseph G.; Grieger, Ingrid

    2007-01-01

    This article is a guide for counseling researchers wishing to communicate the methods and results of their qualitative research to varied audiences. The authors posit that the first step in effectively communicating qualitative research is the development of strong qualitative research skills. To this end, the authors review a process model for…

  13. Nanotechnology Research Labs

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This web site has a list of links to various nano research labs. The first section of links includes academic, government and corporate labs, which do research but do not make their facilities available to outside researchers. The second set of links includes labs that accept outside researchers, such as the National Institute of Standards.

  14. Reporting Research Results Effectively

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  15. Research Messages 2011

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  16. Case study research.

    PubMed

    Taylor, Ruth; Thomas-Gregory, Annette

    2015-06-10

    This article describes case study research for nursing and healthcare practice. Case study research offers the researcher an approach by which a phenomenon can be investigated from multiple perspectives within a bounded context, allowing the researcher to provide a 'thick' description of the phenomenon. Although case study research is a flexible approach for the investigation of complex nursing and healthcare issues, it has methodological challenges, often associated with the multiple methods used in individual studies. These are explored through examples of case study research carried out in practice and education settings. An overview of what constitutes 'good' case study research is proposed. PMID:26058651

  17. Organic Farming Research Foundation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This website presents the Organic Farming Research Foundation, an organization "dedicated to promoting organic farming through funding of on-farm research and dissemination of the results." OFRF offers grants and technical support to researchers, farmers, and students interested in developing and conducting organic farming studies. The website's Grantmaking and Research section includes guidelines for applying for OFRF Grants, a guide to conducting on-farm research, PDF files for OFRF-funded research reports, and more. The OFRF site links to a short list of publications, policy news and updates, special events, and press releases and clippings. The site also links to information about the Scientific Congress on Organic Agricultural Research.

  18. 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.

  19. Cancer Therapeutics & Research Research Article Open Access

    E-print Network

    Kenny, Paraic

    in glands from pregnant mice. Since many tumors are also characterized by changes in lipid profile we was upregulated in breast tumors of the basal and HER2 enriched breast cancer subtypes and intermediate and highJournal of Cancer Therapeutics & Research Research Article Open Access Peroxisome proliferator

  20. Research Experience Throughthe School Research Partnership,

    E-print Network

    Zhou, Pei

    such as adolescent substance abuse, child abuse and more.The Center also promotescampus dialogue about child policy research experience while assisting local schooldistrict officials and other community leaders. The Child Policy Research Certificate offers Duke undergraduates a unique opportunity to explore child and family

  1. Destination Arts Research Assistant Research & Professional Development

    E-print Network

    taken at the meetings are carried out · assists in the writing of the final project report C. FinancialDestination Arts Research Assistant Research & Professional Development Faculty of Education, York, school administrators and community members as they design programs of enrichment and educational

  2. 2009 SEAri Annual Research Summit Research Report

    E-print Network

    de Weck, Olivier L.

    2009 SEAri Annual Research Summit Research Report "Collaborative Systems Thinking: An exploration of the mechanisms enabling team systems thinking" Caroline Lamb, Ph.D. (SEAri and LAI Alumnus) October 20, 2009 of Technology 3 Terminology: Defining Systems Thinking Component Complexity EmergenceInterrelationships Context

  3. CSU Research Colloquium Cardiovascular Research at CSU

    E-print Network

    Stephens, Graeme L.

    that focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular bases of cardiovascular function in health and disease-top to bed-side efforts to understand and develop new interventions for cardiovascular disease in people CSU Research Colloquium Cardiovascular Research at CSU: Molecules, Models and Mankind Hilton Fort

  4. Researching as an Enactivist Mathematics Education Researcher

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brown, Laurinda

    2015-01-01

    This paper focusses on how researching is done through reflections about, or at a meta-level to, the practice over time of an enactivist mathematics education researcher. How are the key concepts of enactivist theory ("ZDM Mathematics Education," doi: 10.1007/s11858-014-0634-7, 2015) applied? This paper begins by giving an…

  5. Research Grants and Contracts Research Portfolio

    E-print Network

    Viglas, Anastasios

    Research Grants and Contracts Research Portfolio NHMRC Early Career Fellowships 2014 for 2015 Key Dates · The internal closing date for NHMRC Early Career Fellowships is Wednesday 9 April 2014. · Final via email to r.cazzolli@sydney.edu.au. The Application Process Submissions for Early Career

  6. OFFICE OF RESEARCH Research Center Bios Template

    E-print Network

    Yetisgen-Yildiz, Meliha

    OFFICE OF RESEARCH Research Center Bios Template Please complete this form and email to Jenny Le: Director/PI name: Email: Administrator/Key Contact: Email: URL: Number of Faculty Involved: Location: Please attach a single jpg picture files representative of the center (picture, logo, etc.) Optional

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Research collaboration in health management research communities

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background This study uses scientometrics methodology to reveal the status quo and emerging issues of collaboration in health management. Methods We searched all the articles with the keyword “health management” in the period 1999–2011 in Web of Knowledge, then 3067 articles were found. Methods such as Social network analysis (SNA), co-authorship, co-word analysis were used in this study. Results Analysis of the past 13 years of research in the field of health management indicates that, whether the production of scientific research, or authors, institutions and scientific research collaboration at the national level, collaboration behavior has been growing steadily across all collaboration types. However, the international scientific research cooperation about health management study between countries needs to be further encouraged. 17 researchers can be seen as the academic leaders in this field. 37 research institutions play a vital role in the information dissemination and resources control in health management. The component analysis found that 22 research groups can be regarded as the backbone in this field. The 8 institution groups consisting of 33 institutions form the core of this field. USA, UK and Australia lie in the center by cohesive subgroup analysis; Based on keywords analysis, 44 keywords with high frequency such as care, disease, system and model were involved in the health management field. Conclusions This study demonstrates that although it is growing steadily, collaboration behavior about health management study needs to be enhanced, especially between different institutions or countries/regions, which would promote the progress and internationalization of health management. Besides, researchers should pay attention to the cooperation of representative scholars and institutions, as well as the hot areas of research, because their experience would help us promote the research development of our nation. PMID:23617236

  11. 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.

  12. Research Methods Knowledge Base

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Research Management Assistant Research

    E-print Network

    Maizels, Rick

    London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Research Management Assistant Research Nyla Joseph Research Operations Administration Assistant X2 Erastos Florides Breon De Assistant Research Operations Finance Officer X1 Dawn Carpenter Research Operations Contracts Officer

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Research Frontiers Cutting-Edge Research

    E-print Network

    Takada, Shoji

    School of Science www.zool.kyoto-u.ac.jp/labo/zoology04.html develop Associate Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute ssrs right-handed or left-handed luminescence. Dr. Yasuhiro Morisaki Lecturer, Graduate School of Engineering

  19. 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

  20. Biomass Energy Research

    SciTech Connect

    Traylor, T.D.; Pitsenbarger, J. [eds.

    1996-03-01

    Biomass Energy Research announces on a bimonthly basis the current worldwide research and development (R&D) information available on biomass power systems, alternate feedstocks from biomass, and biofuels supply options.

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. English Literature Research Collection /

    E-print Network

    Handy, Todd C.

    English Literature Research Collection / David Macaree (collector) Last revised October 2011 catalogue) #12;Collection Description English Literature Research Collection / David Macaree (collector Century English literature. It includes transcribed typed copies of the complete works of David Crawford

  4. 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...

  5. FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES Research Smorgasbord

    E-print Network

    Dyer, Bill

    discerning reviewer. Technical Expert Have your technical content reviewed by a grant-successful expert in our Grant Facilitator's Network. Background Research Bring an auxiliary researcher onboard to expedite

  6. 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.

  7. RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

    E-print Network

    Spagnolo, Filippo

    RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Editor Athanasios Gagatsis CONFERENCE OF FIVE CITIES: NICOSIA, 2008 #12;"Research in Mathematics Education" Scientific Committee Athanasios Gagatsis, University IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION Editor Athanasios Gagatsis CONFERENCE OF FIVE CITIES: NICOSIA, RHODES, BOLOGNA, PALERMO

  8. The Kidney Research Predicament

    PubMed Central

    Bryan, Lisa; Ibrahim, Tod; Fischer, Michael J.

    2014-01-01

    Research funding from public and private sources has reached an all-time low. Economic conditions, sequestration, and a trend of low award success rates have created an imbalance between the supply of highly qualified research investigators and the availability of critically necessary research dollars. This grim environment continues to hinder the success of established investigators and deter potential investigators from joining the research workforce. Without action and support of innovative science, the future of the US health care system is in jeopardy, and its leadership role in medical research will decrease. This work discusses the effects of the decline in research funding, the plight of kidney research, and the impact of the American Society of Nephrology Grants Program on scientists. The ASN also calls on the entire nephrology community to rejuvenate the research environment, improve the lives of millions of people with kidney disease, and ultimately, find a cure. PMID:24652790

  9. Speaking of Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Speaking of Research (Speaking of Research)

    2008-03-01

    Speaking of Research (SR) is an advocacy group that seeks to provide university students and faculty with accurate information and resources about the importance of animal research in medical science.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Current Research Studies

    MedlinePLUS

    ... generation of massively parallel DNA sequencers and sophisticated computational methods, the initiative studies the complex role that ... online. Learn more about CCFA Partners. CCFA Clinical Research Alliance The Clinical Research Alliance is a network ...

  13. 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

  14. NIH Research to Results

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Home Current Issue Past Issues Cover Story: Traumatic Brain Injury NIH Research to Results Past Issues / Fall 2008 ... area of research involves the development of improved rehabilitation programs for those who have disabilities from a ...

  15. Basic Cancer Research Program

    Cancer.gov

    Investigators in the Basic Cancer Research Program focus their research on biological variations across racially and ethnically diverse populations that either naturally, or in conjunction with environmental exposures, may lead to differences in cancer

  16. Healthcare Delivery Research Blog

    Cancer.gov

    Skip to main content at the National Institutes of Health | www.cancer.gov Search form Search Search Healthcare Delivery Research Blog Toggle navigation Healthcare Delivery Research Blog Home Blog Purpose and Policies About HDRP Contact Us Subscribe

  17. Global Research Collaborations

    E-print Network

    i Global Research Collaborations Merrill Series on The Research Mission..............................................................................................36 Director, Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center, University of Missouri Think Globally ..............................................................................................81 Provost, University of Missouri The Global Land Grant University: What Does That Mean

  18. 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...

  19. Historical Map Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Post, J. B.

    1981-01-01

    Identifies the kinds of research (both intrinsic and extrinsic) in which the study of maps plays an integral role, and defines the function of the library in historical map research. Nineteen references are cited. (FM)

  20. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM

    E-print Network

    Lodging in University housing facility Travel allowance for transportation to/from Iowa City ELIGIBILITY space. Faculty research projects are supported by state-of-the-art core research facilities. PROGRAM

  1. Diabetes Research and News

    MedlinePLUS

    ... research, and clinical practice.” 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Two NIH Grantees The 2012 Nobel ... research, and clinical practice.” 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Two NIH Grantees The 2012 Nobel ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. Chiropractic Students and Research

    PubMed Central

    Weber II, Kenneth A.; He, Xiaohua

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: To continue positive professional growth and boost research endeavors, chiropractic institutions need to develop a research-oriented foundation and produce a larger body of researchers. The purpose of this study was to provide a current analysis of the research culture among students at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida. This study will gain insight toward the research contributions of the next generation of chiropractors and identify the difficulties toward participation. This will help modify current academic programs to better foster research and ensure a promising, credible future for the chiropractic profession. Methods: Participants were students at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida enrolled in quarters 1 through 12 during the 2008 summer term. To evaluate the research culture, participants were asked to complete a 33-item web-based survey. Results: A total of 303 students completed the survey. Forty-four percent were female, and the mean age was 26 (SD = 4.2). Ninety-nine percent of respondents agreed that research was necessary for positive growth within the chiropractic profession. A majority of students reported having research experience, and 58% planned to participate in research activities prior to graduation. Technical writing was reported as the most challenging aspect of research, and heavy academic workload was reported as the greatest deterrent to participation. Conclusion: This study expresses possibilities for building a strong research culture at the college. Students were aware of the necessity for research and were openly interested in conducting research. Modification of current academic policies will allow for greater student research opportunities and the development of tomorrow's researchers. PMID:20480013

  7. 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).

  8. Research on Teaching & Learning

    E-print Network

    Haykin, Simon

    #12;Research on Teaching & Learning GUIDEBOOK Nancy E.Fenton,RD,Ph.D Karen Szala-Meneok,Ph.D © McMaster University, 2010 Centre for Leadership in Learning Edited by Beth Marquis,Ph.D First reprinting, 2011 #12;............................ ..................... ................................................................................ Understanding Teaching and Learning Concepts What Counts as Research? Classroom Assessment Classroom Research

  9. 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

  10. 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…

  11. Microsoft External Research Backgrounder

    E-print Network

    Narasayya, Vivek

    in important areas of research. The work is aimed at addressing problems in global health, food and water on accelerating research and discovery in four areas of research: Health and Well-Being; Earth, Energy.; Bangalore, India; Beijing, China; Cambridge, England; Cambridge, Mass.; and Silicon Valley, Calif., as well

  12. Quality in Qualitative Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Clive Seale

    1999-01-01

    A lot of effort has been expended by methodologists over the years, trying to give some guidance to qualitative researchers in improving or judging the quality of qualitative research. You could say that all methodological writing is ultimately directed at such a goal, because the idea of writing about how one can do research is presumably aimed at giving other

  13. Support for researchers Postdoctoral

    E-print Network

    medical/veterinary/ dental degree 2­4 years Clinical researchers Research Training Fellowships Medical/veterinary/ dental graduate 2­3 years Clinical PhD Programmes Medical/veterinary/ dental graduate 3­4 years RENEWABLE Typically 3­5 years' postdoctoral research 5 years Intermediate Clinical Fellowships Medical

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. Matthew Evans Aresty Research

    E-print Network

    Aresty Research Center Faculty Director Joan Whalen Aresty Research Center Assistant Director Alison KooMatthew Evans Aresty Research Center Director Angela Mullis Byrne First-Year Seminars Director Services Chris Morett Director of Scheduling and Space Management 9/4/12 Paul Hammond Assistant Vice

  17. Research as Resource packet

    E-print Network

    Prinz, Friedrich B.

    " chance to explore the similarities and tensions between design thinking and analytic research then introduce and practice concrete methods, tools, and exercises to allow students to play with their research research students (PhD or masters level) and post-docs at Stanford, though we will specifically target

  18. 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.

  19. Fixing Federal Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vinovskis, Maris A.

    2001-01-01

    Discusses historical and current federal role in educational research and development; asserts need for improved quality and expanded scope of research from Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement. Describes shortcomings and desired changes; advocates creation of independent R&D agency and open competition for…

  20. 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...

  1. 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 ...

  2. Contributing to Cancer Research

    MedlinePLUS

    ... other special purposes that advance the NCI cancer research mission. Projects Supported Projects supported through the Gift Fund may ... honoree, a spouse, a sibling, a parent, etc.). Research Designation (optional) : All donations are applied to projects that support NCI’s mission of cancer research, as ...

  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. 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...

  5. 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…

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. Edinburgh Research Explorer Corrigendum

    E-print Network

    Millar, Andrew J.

    policy The University of Edinburgh has made every reasonable effort to ensure that Edinburgh Research, University of Cambridge Metabolic Research Laboratories, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, Institute of Metabolic Science, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge CB2 0QQ,UK 2Department

  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. Research in International Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dolby, Nadine; Rahman, Aliya

    2008-01-01

    Until recently, international education has existed at the margins of educational research. However, in the current context of globalization, international education has moved closer to the center of educational research throughout the world. In this article, the authors identify, describe, and analyze six distinct research approaches to…

  11. Mathematics, Gender, and Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elizabeth Fennema

    Research has provided rich documentation of and knowledge about variables that are related to gender and mathematics, and moderate change in what has happened to females within mathematics education has occurred partly because of this scholarship. We need to continue research that documents the status of gender differences as they exist. However, research, as we know it, must be supplemented

  12. Photovoltaic concentrator research progress

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. E. Arvizu

    1985-01-01

    A review of progress in the DOE sponsored, Sandia managed Photovoltaic Concentrator Research Project is provided. Research status, project goals and a discussion of concentrator economics is presented. Recent research accomplishments that will be discussed include 21% efficient baseline silicon cells by Applied Solar Energy Corporation and Sandia, 26% efficient GaAs cells by Varian Associates, and near 25% mechanically stacked

  13. Managing Commercial Educational Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hall, William C.

    This manual discusses major differences between academic and commercial educational research (CER) and provides suggestions to help researchers who want to conduct CER. The paper is based on the experiences of the TAFE National Center for Research and Development Ltd in Leabrook (Australia). Focus is on describing how to apply for grants and how…

  14. Research Funding for Psychology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kiesler, Sara B.

    1977-01-01

    "Describes recent trends in funding for basic and applied research in psychology. Comparisons are made with other disciplines and in relation to available manpower. Some data are presented that bear on research costs, proposals funded, research quality, and support for young versus senior psychologists." (Author/JM)

  15. Research into Practice: Vocabulary

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nation, I. S. P.

    2011-01-01

    This article is a personal view of the application of research on vocabulary to teaching and how there are three different types or categories of relationship between that research and the teaching to which it is applied: first, where the research is not applied or not applied well, second, where it is reasonably well applied, and third, where it…

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. ALTERNATIVES TO RESEARCH PAPERS

    E-print Network

    Alpay, S. Pamir

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

  19. 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…

  20. A 1RESEARCH NOTE

    E-print Network

    de Kleer, Johan

    in formalizing commonsense reasoning (see. for example, [5, 7]). * This research was supported b\\ the Office of Naval Research under Contract No. N000 14-85-C- 0251. by subcontract from Stanford University underA 1RESEARCH NOTE Eliminating the Fixed Predicates from

  1. INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC RESEARCH CENTER

    E-print Network

    Wang, Yuqing

    INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC RESEARCH CENTER Annual Report April 2006 ­ March 2007 School of Ocean Research Center 1 2 The Year's Highlights 3 Research Accomplishments Indo-Pacific Ocean Climate 4 Regional-Ocean Ocean Climate: To understand climate variations in the Pacific and Indian oceans on inter- annual

  2. 2007 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 the EGRP-supported principal investigators whose grants are credited in the published papers appear in boldface print.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Community Research Mythology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Waldern, Barbara

    2006-01-01

    This article is dedicated to an in-depth discussion of the theme community and the implications the multiple meanings of community hold for the field of qualitative research. This theme surfaced from Walderns 2003 study entitled Resistance to Research in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside, which dealt with participant resistance to joining research

  6. VICE CHANCELLOR RESEARCH Michael Witherell

    E-print Network

    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    VICE CHANCELLOR RESEARCH Michael Witherell ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR RESEARCH Karen Hanson ASSISTANT TO VCR Celia Estrella ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR OFFICE OF RESEARCH Karen Hanson RESEARCH SUPPORT and Director of Animal Resource Center Manuel Garcia Research Personnel Kathy Graham, Coordinator Information

  7. Clinical Research and Clinical Trials

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Scientific Research Planning Scientific Resources Research Clinical Trials & Clinical Research Skip sharing on social media links Share this: Page Content Clinical research is research that directly involves a particular person ...

  8. 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.

  9. Agricultural aviation research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chevalier, H. L. (compiler); Bouse, L. F. (compiler)

    1977-01-01

    A compilation of papers, comments, and results is provided during a workshop session. The purpose of the workshop was to review and evaluate the current state of the art of agricultural aviation, to identify and rank potentially productive short and long range research and development areas, and to strengthen communications between research scientists and engineers involved in agricultural research. Approximately 71 individuals actively engaged in agricultural aviation research were invited to participate in the workshop. These were persons familiar with problems related to agricultural aviation and processing expertise which are of value for identifying and proposing beneficial research.

  10. Research as Spiritual Covenant

    PubMed Central

    Salois, Emily Matt; Holkup, Patricia A.; Tripp-Reimer, Toni; Weinert, Clarann

    2009-01-01

    Conducting research with Native American communities poses special challenges from misunderstandings that may arise from the interface of differing cultural worldviews held by the scientific and the Native communities. Although the community-based participatory research approach shows promise for conducting research that can maximize benefits and minimize the risks of harm to Native American people, there is little information related to the practical implementation of culturally appropriate research practices when working with Native American communities. Drawing on the authors' research with three Native American communities in the Northwest, this article describes culturally appropriate processes for engaging Native American communities. The first section identifies and describes the principles that provide the foundation for the authors' research activity as a spiritual covenant and guides the authors' research with the three communities. The second section describes the project phase matrix that was used to organize the approaches employed in this work. PMID:16829635

  11. Materials research at CMAM

    SciTech Connect

    Zucchiatti, Alessandro [Centro de Micro Analisis de Materiales CMAM, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, c/ Faraday 3, 28049 Madrid (Spain)

    2013-07-18

    The Centro de Micro Analisis de Materiales (CMAM) is a research centre of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid dedicated to the modification and analysis of materials using ion beam techniques. The infrastructure, based on a HVEE 5MV tandem accelerator, provided with a coaxial Cockcroft Walton charging system, is fully open to research groups of the UAM, to other public research institutions and to private enterprises. The CMAM research covers a few important lines such as advanced materials, surface science, biomedical materials, cultural heritage, materials for energy production. The Centre gives as well support to university teaching and technical training. A detail description of the research infrastructures and their use statistics will be given. Some of the main research results will be presented to show the progress of research in the Centre in the past few years and to motivate the strategic plans for the forthcoming.

  12. National Opinion Research Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Located on the campus of the University of Chicago, the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) provides objective research for its clients and the general public interest in areas ranging from housing to drug abuse. On the NORC website, visitors can learn about its newest survey and research efforts, such as the Illinois Health Curriculum Study and the Residential Energy Consumption Survey. Moving on to the Research Departments area of the site, visitors can look at the work of these research units, which includes reports culled from their different research initiatives. Additionally, interested parties will want to look at the websites of NORC's four academic centers, which include the Center on Demography and Economics and the Population Research Center. The site also features information about career opportunities for those persons interested in working at NORC.

  13. Research and technology, Lewis Research Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1985-01-01

    The NASA Lewis Research Center's research and technology accomplishments for fiscal year 1985 are summarized. The report is organized into five major sections covering aeronautics, aerospace technology, spaceflight systems, space station systems, and computational technology support. This organization of the report roughly parallels the organization of the Center into directorates. Where appropriate, subheadings are used to identify special topics under the major headings. Results of all research and technology work performed during the fiscal year are contained in Lewis-published technical reports and presentations prepared either by Lewis scientists and engineers or by contractor personnel. In addition, significant results are presented by university faculty or graduate students in technical sessions and in journals of the technical societies. For the reader who desires more information about a particular subject, the Lewis contact will provide that information or references. In 1985, five Lewis products were selected by Research and Development Magazine for IR-100 awards. All are described and identified. In addition, the Lewis Distinguished Paper for 1984 to 1985, which was selected by the Chief Scientist and a research advisory board, is included and so identified.

  14. Research and Technology 1990, Langley Research Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    The mission of NASA-Langley is to increase the knowledge and capability of the U.S. in a full range of aeronautics disciplines and in selected space disciplines. This mission will be executed 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 U.S. government agencies, industry, and other NASA centers. Highlights are presented of the major accomplishments and applications that were made during the past year. The highlights illustrate both the broad range of the research and technology activitives at NASA-Langley and the contributions of this work toward maintaining U.S. leadership in aeronautics and space research.

  15. Research Plan for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

    E-print Network

    Rau, Don C.

    Research Plan for the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research BETHESDA, MD MARCH.............................................................................................................................................................................5 National Advisory Board on Medical Rehabilitation Research...............................................................................................................................................18 Conceptual Model of the Rehabilitation Process.......................................................................................

  16. GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF WASTEWATER IRRIGATION: UNDERSTANDING HEALTH RISKS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO FOOD SECURITY USING AN ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS APPROACH

    EPA Science Inventory

    This research will quantify the extent of de facto reuse of untreated wastewater at the global scale. Through the integration of multiple existing spatial data sources, this project will produce rigorous analyses assessing the relationship between wastewater irrigation, hea...

  17. When machines touch back : simulating-- and stimulating-- the most intimate of senses

    E-print Network

    Bullis, Kevin (Kevin James)

    2005-01-01

    Thomas Massie invented the Phantom, a computer peripheral for simulating the sense of touch, that became the de facto device for haptics research. The thesis recounts the story of Massie, his invention, and present and ...

  18. Space biology research development

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bonting, Sjoerd L.

    1993-01-01

    The purpose of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute is to conduct and promote research related activities regarding the search for extraterrestrial life, particularly intelligent life. Such research encompasses the broad discipline of 'Life in the Universe', including all scientific and technological aspects of astronomy and the planetary sciences, chemical evolution, the origin of life, biological evolution, and cultural evolution. The primary purpose was to provide funding for the Principal Investigator to collaborate with the personnel of the SETI Institute and the NASA-Ames Research center in order to plan and develop space biology research on and in connection with Space Station Freedom; to promote cooperation with the international partners in the space station; to conduct a study on the use of biosensors in space biology research and life support system operation; and to promote space biology research through the initiation of an annual publication 'Advances in Space Biology and Medicine'.

  19. Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) research facility is part of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (USAERDC) of the Army Corps of Engineers' research and development organization. CERL "conducts research and development in infrastructure and environmental sustainment." New technologies that the lab develops are used "to help military installations provide and maintain quality training lands and facilities for soldiers and their families." Some applications are also found in the private sector. The research is organized into numerous themes, including the study of enduring buildings, ecosystem management, land use planning, and seismic engineering. The website describes each of the themes and offers a link to its database of publications and products/capabilities. Visitors can also search the database by keyword. Another section of the website describes the portal software used to develop and maintain the website.

  20. Understanding Animal Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Understanding Animal Research (Understanding Animal Research)

    2009-01-01

    The public debate on animal research sometimes gets so heated that the facts can be overlooked. How many animals are used in research every year? Do people know that most of them are mice or rats? Why are animals genetically modified? How is animal research regulated? How are the animals cared for? What actually happens to research animals? How does the use of animals in research and testing compare with other uses of animals by society? This website aims to answer all of these questions as well as provide information on animal research and human health, policy issues, and latest news. This website also includes a learning center. Information is geared towards learners in the U.K.

  1. The value of research?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kuusisto, Esko

    “Assess the effectiveness of the research in the Adminstration, in relation to the resources available; the resources allocated to research are to be compared to the quality and quantity of results obtained.” This task was given by the Minister of the Environment of Finland on December 14, 1987, to five experts from Canada, Japan, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. They were invited to conduct an evaluation of the research activities in the National Water and Environment Adminstration of Finland (NWEA).How does one evaluate the quality and quantity of research? At the beginning of the project, the team members received a parcel containing 34 summaries covering different branches of research. The 20 kg weight of the parcel, though not a measure for the quantity of research, served at least as a measure for the quantity of work the experts would face!

  2. Science Mentoring Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has created a website that provides access to their research on science mentoring. The goal of the site is to "provide guidelines and resources for developing high quality research and evaluation studies for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career and workforce mentoring. " On the site's homepage, visitors can find links to research on these guidelines, resources for STEM mentoring, and announcements about upcoming awards and funding opportunities. Visitors interested in designing STEM research and evaluation studies should definitely check out the "Research" tab near the top of the page. The first suggestion provided is to review the literature, and they include links to the suggested readings, such as "Mentoring Report" and "Mentoring: Lessons Learned and Research Questions". Links are also provided for the additional steps suggested for designing a study, which may be of interest to those in the field of psychometrics and related fields.

  3. 19Research at RIT Related Research

    E-print Network

    Ferwerda, James A.

    realistic changes Ben Darling Spotting Perceptual Learning From the sliding San Andreas Fault to the desert perceptual learning occurs in these complex environments. Co-PI Dr. Mitchell Rosen, research professor of RIT learn in actual versus virtual environments. For over 10 years, Dr. John Tarduno, professor

  4. Research passes media's acid Research passes media's

    E-print Network

    Chiao, Jung-Chih

    in Chinese, Russian, German, Spanish and French. TV and radio stations, newspapers, magazines, Web sites't discriminate: Men, women and children suffer. More than 4.5 million U.S. doctor visits each year are GERD OTHER ISSUES Fall 2006 Fall 2005 Page 1 of 2Research Magazine UT Arlington Fall 2007 11/4/2007http

  5. 2011 SEAri Annual Research Summit Research Report

    E-print Network

    de Weck, Olivier L.

    power plants ­ Sony PlayStation Network (PSN) ­ Amazon Cloud Service Stakeholders want systems for Survivability Research Failures of large, complex systems have been prominent in recent news: ­ Japanese nuclear original state disturbance Epoch: Time period with a fixed context; characterized by static constraints

  6. Research Schools: Grounding Research in Educational Practice

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hinton, Christina; Fischer, Kurt W.

    2008-01-01

    Education lacks a strong infrastructure for connecting research with educational practice and policy. The need for this linkage grows as findings in cognitive science and biology become ever more relevant to education. Teachers often lack the background knowledge needed to interpret scientific results, whereas scientists often lack an…

  7. Air Research Program: Key Pathways research track

    EPA Science Inventory

    The pathways research track applies animal, cellular, and human studies to discern whether there is a common molecular mechanism (e.g. production of oxidative stress, phosphatase inhibition, disruption of iron homeostasis) through which air pollutants induce toxicity of air pollu...

  8. 16 Research Activities 2011 Research Frontiers

    E-print Network

    Takada, Shoji

    medicine, Prof Motonari Uesugi and his research team seek to discover and use synthetic small molecules" is a groundbreaking contribution to chemistry, biology, and medicine. www.icems.kyoto-u.ac.jp/e/pr/2011/05/12-tp techniques allow us to build nano- and meso-sized structures with great precision," elaborated iCeMS Prof

  9. Current research in computer science (Research Session)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John J. Donovan

    1972-01-01

    This is a feature session at ACM 72. At this session prominent and active people working in the area of computer science, its applications, or its supporting disciplines will state what they are doing, its importance to mankind, and its applications and prospects. The speakers will report on work in the following broad areas: artificial intelligence, industrial research, computer architecture,

  10. 8 Research Activities 2011 Research Topics

    E-print Network

    Takada, Shoji

    and evolutionary research: from genome to ecosystem Leader : Professor Kiyokazu Agata, Graduate School of Science Mitsuo Sawamoto, Graduate School of Engineering URL : www.mtl.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gcoe/E Category: Information for Knowledge-Circulating Society Leader : Professor Katsumi Tanaka, Graduate School of Informatics URL : www

  11. Action Research for Teachers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Brenda Capobianco

    2004-03-01

    In this article, the authors draw on their experiences as science teacher-researches and present practical guidelines for science teachers who want to learn more about conducting teacher action research. They participated in a yearlong collaborative action research group that examined issues of gender equity, diversity, and accessibility in science education. Using results from their practical inquiries and collaborative conversations, they provide examples for science teachers to use when designing and enacting their own action plans.

  12. Computational fluid dynamics research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chandra, Suresh; Jones, Kenneth; Hassan, Hassan; McRae, David Scott

    1992-12-01

    The focus of research in the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) area is two fold: (1) to develop new approaches for turbulence modeling so that high speed compressible flows can be studied for applications to entry and re-entry flows; and (2) to perform research to improve CFD algorithm accuracy and efficiency for high speed flows. Research activities, faculty and student participation, publications, and financial information are outlined.

  13. Combustion Fundamentals Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1983-01-01

    Increased emphasis is placed on fundamental and generic research at Lewis Research Center with less systems development efforts. This is especially true in combustion research, where the study of combustion fundamentals has grown significantly in order to better address the perceived long term technical needs of the aerospace industry. The main thrusts for this combustion fundamentals program area are as follows: analytical models of combustion processes, model verification experiments, fundamental combustion experiments, and advanced numeric techniques.

  14. Progress in Cancer Research

    Cancer.gov

    Progress in research depends on the work of individual scientists and research institutions—universities and medical centers across the country, the NCI-designated cancer centers, the National Clinical Trials Network, the NCI Community Oncology Research Program—as well as collaborations between the private and public sector. In this section, we highlight the stories behind some notable milestones and present data about ongoing progress.

  15. Geoscience education research project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Karen Kortz

    Students complete a scientific research project including asking a question, developing methods, collecting data, analyzing and interpreting data, and communicating results. The research question begins "What do other students think about _____" and students fill in the blank with a topic that interests them from the class. Although it is geoscience education research, it involves students in the process of science while learning about a topic of their choosing, making it an effective learning tool for all students.

  16. Hydrocarbon geoscience research strategy

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-04-01

    This document outlines a strategy for oil and gas related research focused on optimizing the economic producibility of the Nation's resources. The Hydrocarbon Geoscience Strategy was developed by the Hydrocarbon Geoscience Research Coordinating Committee of the Department of Energy (DOE). This strategy forms the basis for the development of DOE Fossil Energy's Oil Research Program Implementation Plan and Natural Gas Program Implementation Plan. 24 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  17. Computational fluid dynamics research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chandra, Suresh; Jones, Kenneth; Hassan, Hassan; Mcrae, David Scott

    1992-01-01

    The focus of research in the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) area is two fold: (1) to develop new approaches for turbulence modeling so that high speed compressible flows can be studied for applications to entry and re-entry flows; and (2) to perform research to improve CFD algorithm accuracy and efficiency for high speed flows. Research activities, faculty and student participation, publications, and financial information are outlined.

  18. Naval Research Laboratory

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Located in Washington, D.C., the NRL is the corporate research laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps and conducts a broad program of scientific research, technology and advanced development. Site provides insight into the many accomplishments and on-going research of the lab. Learn about how GPS began and advances in meteorology and radar applications. Information includes the history of the lab, a visitor's guide, and more.

  19. Nuclear Stewardship Research

    SciTech Connect

    C.W. Beausang

    2005-06-10

    The second year of our research program has been marked by significant success and progress. It has also been marked by significant changes both in the personnel and location of the major experimental research program. This report covers the period roughly from August 2004 through May 2005. During this period our research has focused mainly on applying the surrogate reaction technique and the ''ratio'' method to deduce neutron induced fission cross sections on uranium nuclei.

  20. Supporting Clinical Research Practices

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tom Brett; Diane Arnold-Reed; Robert Moorhead

    2007-01-01

    The notion of developing a network of general practices capable of undertaking clinical research is both intriguing and elusive. This paper outlines efforts to support research practices as an integral part of the Notre Dame PHC RED research capacity building program and indicates some cautious optimism is warranted.\\u000aThe recruitment and support of three general practices involved in the Fremantle

  1. CONTRACT RESEARCH As per Policy on Contract Research (VPRGS-1)

    E-print Network

    Doedel, Eusebius

    according to the University's Policy on Contract Research (VPRGS-1) · Draft, review and negotiate allCONTRACT RESEARCH HANDBOOK As per Policy on Contract Research (VPRGS-1) #12;Table of Contents Companion to the Policy on Contract Research

  2. Coastal Research Technology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This resource from Carolina Coastal Science Research Technology allows students to learn about scientific technology used on research vessels on the Carolina Coast. Students can click on an instrument to learn how it is used in research. Instruments featured are the S4 current meter, Shipek, Millicore filter, Conductivity/Temperature/Depth (CTD), Box core, Rock dredge, Secchi disk, Otter trawl, remote operated vehicle (ROV), Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy (CRAB), Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo (LARC), and global positioning system (GPS). Each instrument location has an explanation of its use and several photographs that show it in action. In addition there are some videos taken by the ROV and of the CRAB.

  3. Sarah Widder Research Engineer

    E-print Network

    is provided by local, regional, and national stakeholders. · Identical Experiment and Baseline research homes's effectiveness · Simulated occupancy mimics human activity · Studies underway to evaluate benefits of triple

  4. Mars mission research center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    The Mars Mission Research Center is one of nine University Space Engineering Research Centers established by NASA to broaden the nation's engineering capability to meet the critical needs of the civilian space program. It has the goal of focusing on research and training technologies for planetary exploration with particular emphasis on Mars. The research combines: (1) composite materials and fabrication, (2) light weight structures and controls, and (3) hypersonic aerodynamics and propulsion in a cross disciplined program directed towards the development of the space transportation system for planetary travel.

  5. Research Article in Medicine

    E-print Network

    Small, Dylan

    Research Article Statistics in Medicine Received XXXX (www.interscience.wiley.com) DOI: 10.1002/sim in medicine. Unfortunately, randomized controlled studies cannot answer many comparative effectiveness

  6. 3523RESEARCH ARTICLE INTRODUCTION

    E-print Network

    Broadie, Kendal S.

    3523RESEARCH ARTICLE INTRODUCTION Synaptogenesis is driven by an overlapping cascade of anterograde induce synaptogenesis and regulate subsequent synaptic maturation. Presynaptically secreted Mind the gap

  7. HIV behavioral research online.

    PubMed

    Chiasson, Mary Ann; Parsons, Jeffrey T; Tesoriero, James M; Carballo-Dieguez, Alex; Hirshfield, Sabina; Remien, Robert H

    2006-01-01

    Internet access has caused a global revolution in the way people of all ages and genders interact. Many have turned to the Internet to seek love, companionship, and sex, prompting researchers to move behavioral studies online. The sexual behavior of men who have sex with men (MSM) has been more closely studied than that of any other group online given the abundance of gay-oriented websites and concerns about increasing transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Not only does the Internet provide a new medium for the conduct of behavioral research and for participant recruitment into an array of research studies, it has the as yet unrealized potential to reach huge numbers of MSM with innovative harm reduction and prevention messages tailored to individualized needs, interests, and risk behavior. Internet-based research on sexual behavior has many advantages in rapidity of recruitment of diverse samples which include individuals unreachable through conventional methods (i.e., non-gay identified and geographically and socially isolated MSM, etc.). Internet-based research also presents some new methodologic challenges in study design, participant recruitment, survey implementation, and interpretation of results. In addition, there are ethical issues unique to online research including difficulties in verifying informed consent, obstacles to surveying minors, and the ability to assure anonymity. This paper presents a review of Internet-based research on sexual behavior in MSM, a general discussion of the methodologic and ethical challenges of Internet-based research, and recommendations for future interdisciplinary research. PMID:16736356

  8. Research posts for women

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is accepting proposals for its Visiting Professorships for Women (VPW) program. Under this program, female scientists and engineers who are experienced in independent research can undertake advanced research as visiting professors at universities or research institutions that have the necessary facilities. In addition to research, each visiting professor takes on lecturing, counseling, and “other interactive activities” intended to increase the visibility of female scientists at the host institution and to encourage other women to pursue careers in science and engineering, according to NSF.

  9. Global Ice Core Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This informative site from the US Geological Survey (USGS) covers the latest ice-core research projects from around the world, including sites in Nepal, Norway, and Kyrghyzstan. Authored by researchers at the Global Ice core Research Office, the site contains an overview of the mid-latitude and polar glaciers, isotopic methods in glacial research, and applications to paleoclimatology. Links to maps, figures, and in some cases, full-text articles (HTML) about specific glaciers are available, and the site is peppered with color photos of glacial environments. Links to biographies of the scientists involved in the project, contacts, and other snow and ice sites are also listed.

  10. National Undergraduate Research Observatory

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO) at Northern Arizona University and Lowell Observatory "is a consortium of primarily undergraduate institutions which have joined together to provide hands-on training and research experiences for undergraduate students." While the Key Projects link is under construction, users can find out about past student projects at the Undergraduate Research Experiences link. Researchers and students can request observation time and find planning and observing information. The website offers an image gallery and links to the consortium's member schools.

  11. Structure of Research Support Office Head of Research Support

    E-print Network

    Paxton, Anthony T.

    ] Research Support Officer [Colleen Spence] Research Support Assistant [Annette McCullough] Research Support Assistant [Cheryl McInnes] Research Support Assistant [Siobhan McGlinchey] Research Support Assistant [Denise McCormick] PoC Co-ordinator [Janet Atkinson] Clerical Assistant [Tara Hughes Fegan] Research

  12. Assessment of Research Quality Research in Veterinary Sciences

    E-print Network

    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Assessment of Research Quality Research in Veterinary Sciences Utrecht University March 2006 #12;Title: Assessment of Research Quality Research in Veterinary Sciences Utrecht University Board.1 The Dutch System for Quality Assessments of Research 6 1.2 The Review Committee for Research in Veterinary

  13. VICE CHANCELLOR RESEARCH Michael Witherell

    E-print Network

    Cosmides, Leda

    VICE CHANCELLOR RESEARCH Michael Witherell ACTING ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR Time Cheng ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR Karen Hanson ASSISTANT TO VCR Celia Estrella ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR OFFICE OF RESEARCH Karen Hanson RESEARCH SUPPORT Human Subject Melissa Warren, Coordinator Research Personnel Beverly

  14. Vice President & Chief Research Officer

    E-print Network

    Hill, Wendell T.

    Vice President & Chief Research Officer Patrick G. O'Shea Assistant to the Vice President Susie Geronimo Assistant Vice President For Research Development Eric Chapman Director Strategic Corporate Pesce Associate Vice President Research Development Ken Gertz Director Research Development Anne

  15. GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

    E-print Network

    #12;GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY ANNUAL REPORT FY 1977 October 1977 Eugene J Research Laboratories Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 2300 Washtenaw Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. #12;NOTICE The NOAA Environmental Research Laboratories do not approve, recommend

  16. Environmental Sciences 2007 Research Evaluation,

    E-print Network

    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Environmental Sciences 2007 Research Evaluation, including SENSE Research School December 2007 #12; QANU/ResearchEvaluationEnvironmentalSciences007 Quality,byphotocopy- ingorbyanyothermeanswiththepermissionofQANUifthesourceismentioned. #12;3QANU/ResearchEvaluationEnvironmentalSciences007 Table of contents

  17. The contracting benefits of accounting conservatism to lenders and borrowers

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Jieying, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2005-01-01

    In this paper, I examine the ex post and ex ante benefits of conservatism to lenders and borrowers in the debt contracting process. First, I argue that conservatism benefits lenders ex post through a timely signal of default ...

  18. DHS Research Experience Summary

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Venkatachalam

    2008-01-01

    I learned a great deal during my summer internship at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). I plan to continue a career in research, and I feel that my experience at LLNL has been formative. I was exposed to a new area of research, as part of the Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (SPAMS) group, and I had the opportunity to

  19. NASA research in aeropropulsion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. L. Stewart; R. J. Weber

    1981-01-01

    Future advances in aircraft propulsion systems will be aided by the research performed by NASA and its contractors. This paper gives selected examples of recent accomplishments and current activities relevant to the principal classes of civil and military aircraft. Some instances of new emerging technologies with potential high impact on further progress are discussed. NASA research described includes noise abatement

  20. Natural Resources Research Institute

    E-print Network

    Netoff, Theoden

    's computational fluid dynamics applied to fluid flow and heat· transfer has helped mining companies optimize plantGrowing Strong Industries Developing New Ideas Natural Resources Research Institute Nurturing Research Institute fosters the economic development of Minnesota's natural resources in an environmentally

  1. WATER QUALITY MODELING RESEARCH

    EPA Science Inventory

    The multi-year planning science question of what additions to models are most needed for the TMDL process for priority stressors is addressed. Our research provides both the needed process research and the necessary technology (watershed hydrologic, hydrodynamic, and water quali...

  2. Distinguishing surveillance from research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Greg Sherman; Jose Campione-Piccardo

    2007-01-01

    The public health practitioner's, researcher's and administrator's search for a clear, concise distinction between what is meant by ‘surveillance’ and what is meant by ‘research’ never seems to be satisfactorily resolved, resulting in the notion of a ‘grey area’ where the respective activities supposedly cannot be differentiated. We investigate, from basic principles, why two seemingly straightforward concepts are so often

  3. The Prevention Researcher, 1998.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ungerleider, Steven, Ed.

    1998-01-01

    As a service of Integrated Research Services, a non-profit organization, this newsletter reports on many facets of prevention research. Written in direct, accessible language, each issue provides a "snapshot" update on a specific topic. Some articles are reprinted (often in a briefer format) from other publications; others provide a synthesis of…

  4. USGS Research Vessel Muskie

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    The R/V Muskie was temporarily moored in Buffalo, N.Y., August 8 and 9, 2013. The R/V Muskie enables researchers at the USGS Great Lakes Science Center's Lake Erie Biological Station to explore the health and population of biological organisms in Lake Erie. Such research is used by f...

  5. Accelerating Research with

    E-print Network

    Bernstein, Phil

    -for- use basis. Software and data are hosted on remote computers "in the cloud," and users connect throughAccelerating Academic Research with Cloud Computing Published: September 2014 For the latest information, please see www.microsoft.com/education #12;Accelerating Academic Research with Cloud Computing

  6. Small College, Big Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Markin, Karen M.

    2008-01-01

    When scientists at small colleges and universities seek research grants, they often run into challenges not faced by their colleagues at major institutions. It is, nonetheless, possible to maintain a research program at a small institution, says the writer, if people have a great deal of passion and a little ingenuity. Issues to consider at…

  7. Updating the Research Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Liepolt, Werner

    2005-01-01

    For more than 30 years, Staples High School (Westport, Connecticut) juniors have undertaken a major research paper. Their English teachers supervise this project-based unit and get feedback about the preparation students feel they have gotten in research and in writing. Students used to be taught to use notebooks, paper, pencil, and index cards…

  8. Composing a Research Life

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cochran-Smith, Marilyn

    2012-01-01

    In this article about her early career development and the experiences that shaped her life as a scholar and researcher, the author describes the work lives of university-based teacher educators and what it means to compose a research life in this field. This article draws on the author's 30 years as a university-based teacher educator. In it, she…

  9. The Arcadia research project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1990-01-01

    The Arcadia Research Project is being conducted by the Arcadia Consortium to develop innovative technology in support of advanced Project Support Environments. The Arcadia Consortium consists of a collection of separately-funded, informally coordinated research and development projects at The University of California at Irvine, The University of Colorado at Boulder, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Stanford University, The Aerospace

  10. "The Research Assistant."

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schuch, Dan

    2001-01-01

    "The Research Assistant," was developed to help graduate students and faculty manage the quantity of available information, to be able to read it, synthesize it, and create new insights and knowledge. "The Research Assistant" was designed using the Filemaker Pro relational database and can be set up in a networked environment to be used in…

  11. Academic Research Integration System

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Surugiu, Iula; Velicano, Manole

    2008-01-01

    This paper comprises results concluding the research activity done so far regarding enhanced web services and system integration. The objective of the paper is to define the software architecture for a coherent framework and methodology for enhancing existing web services into an integrated system. This document presents the research work that has…

  12. DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP

    E-print Network

    Krivobokova, Tatyana

    -peg@uni-goettingen.de Courant Research Centre `Poverty, Equity and Growth in Developing and Transition Countries: Statistical the financing from a special study and advisory fund possible. The study was a cooperation project between in selected cases given the costs in terms of time, money and research skills - cases that seem worthwhile

  13. New Hampshire Research Center

    E-print Network

    Pohl, Karsten

    , and innovation depends on research, and applying research to economic development." Governor John Lynch The NHIRC works in cooperation with: NH DRED (Department of Resources and Economic Development) NH PTAP demanding chemical and mechanical requirements. Warwick has developed crash bags for NASA's Mars Exploration

  14. NASA's Microgravity Research Program

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Woodard, Dan R. (Editor); Henderson, Robin N. (Technical Monitor)

    2000-01-01

    The Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Report describes key elements of the NASA Microgravity Research Program. The Program's goals, approach taken to achieve those goals, and program resources are summarized. A review of the Program's status at the end of FY1999 and highlights of the ground-and-flight research are provided.

  15. History of Semiconductor Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. L. Pearson; W. H. Brattain

    1955-01-01

    This paper presents a running story of semiconductor research from its earliest beginnings up to the present day, with special emphasis on the inception of new ideas and the resolution of older discrepancies. At several points in the story; short interludes are taken to fill in the status as of that time. Semiconductor research began quite inconspicuously about 120 years

  16. Doing Educational Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Opie, Clive

    2004-01-01

    Developed as a hands-on guide for students engaged in educational research, this book provides an introduction to key qualitative and quantitative methods necessary for those commencing research for the first time. The reader is shown how these methods work and how their outcomes may be interpreted. The book includes: (1) A variety of examples and…

  17. Attrition in prevention research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William B. Hansen; Linda M. Collins; C. Kevin Malotte; C. Anderson Johnson; Jonathan E. Fielding

    1985-01-01

    Selective attrition can detract from the internal and external validity of longitudinal research. Four tests of selective attrition applicable to longitudinal prevention research were conducted on data bases from two recent studies. These tests assessed (1) differences between dropouts and stayers in terms of pretest indices of primary outcome variables (substance use), (2) differences in change scores for dropouts and

  18. Choosing a Research Lab

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2011-06-21

    This resource lists a series of categories and questions for individuals to consider when looking for a research lab. The questions are intended to help job seekers break down and consider what is and is not important to their personal goals in working in a research lab.

  19. Annual research briefs, 1994

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1994-01-01

    Briefs of the 1994 annual progress reports of the Research Fellows and students of the Center for Turbulence Research are presented. Subjects covered include turbulence combustion, large eddy simulation, Reynolds-averaged turbulence modeling, turbulence control, postprocessing, sound generation, and turbulence physics.

  20. Translating Alcohol Research

    PubMed Central

    Batman, Angela M.; Miles, Michael F.

    2015-01-01

    Alcohol use disorder (AUD) and its sequelae impose a major burden on the public health of the United States, and adequate long-term control of this disorder has not been achieved. Molecular and behavioral basic science research findings are providing the groundwork for understanding the mechanisms underlying AUD and have identified multiple candidate targets for ongoing clinical trials. However, the translation of basic research or clinical findings into improved therapeutic approaches for AUD must become more efficient. Translational research is a multistage process of streamlining the movement of basic biomedical research findings into clinical research and then to the clinical target populations. This process demands efficient bidirectional communication across basic, applied, and clinical science as well as with clinical practitioners. Ongoing work suggests rapid progress is being made with an evolving translational framework within the alcohol research field. This is helped by multiple interdisciplinary collaborative research structures that have been developed to advance translational work on AUD. Moreover, the integration of systems biology approaches with collaborative clinical studies may yield novel insights for future translational success. Finally, appreciation of genetic variation in pharmacological or behavioral treatment responses and optimal communication from bench to bedside and back may strengthen the success of translational research applications to AUD.

  1. Design Editorial Design Research

    E-print Network

    Papalambros, Panos

    Journal of Mechanical Design Editorial Design Research Many a time I have found myself fielding the question "So, what is design research?" directed to me as the JMD Editor from not only folk outside the design community but also from within it. My usual answer is "Well, just read our articles in JMD and you

  2. Southwestern Research Station

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This Web site profiles AMNH's Southwestern Research Station (SWRS), a year-round field station that allows biologists, geologists, and anthropologists to study the diverse environments and biotas of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona. The site includes an overview of the field station and its work, information on courses offered, and information for visitors, researchers, interns and volunteers.

  3. The Mock Research Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clark, Carlton

    2008-01-01

    The mock research paper combines creative writing with academic writing and, in the process, breaks down that binary. This article describes a writing assignment that offers an introduction to the college research paper genre. This assignment helps students focus on crafting an argument and learning genre conventions while postponing until the…

  4. Artifacts of Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bean, Robert

    2007-01-01

    In this research, the author focuses on the contemporary culture of obsolescence. The topic has a specific relevance to recent transformations in photographic education as well as the emerging research environment in art production. Language and technology, cognition and consciousness and the sense of experience that is constituted by subjects and…

  5. Electronics Research Beckman Institute

    E-print Network

    Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of

    Electronics Research Beckman Institute FOR ADVANCED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY #12;E xploring the interface between basic science and applications involving electronics has been an integral part of research deuterium for reducing hot electron damage in integrated circuit transistors in the mid-1990s to recent

  6. Research Symposium I

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2004-01-01

    The proceedings of this symposium consist of abstracts of talks presented by interns at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). The interns assisted researchers at GRC in projects which primarily address the following topics: aircraft engines and propulsion, spacecraft propulsion, fuel cells, thin film photovoltaic cells, aerospace materials, computational fluid dynamics, aircraft icing, management, and computerized simulation.

  7. COATINGS RESEARCH CENTER SUPPORT

    EPA Science Inventory

    he National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (NSF I/U CRC) program, initiated in 1973, currently sponsors about 58 centers across the nation. The NSF encourages formation of Cooperative Research Centers involving more than one institution. The ...

  8. SEER Research Data Agreement

    Cancer.gov

    It is of utmost importance to protect the identities of cancer patients. Every effort has been made to exclude identifying information on individual patients from the computer files. Certain demographic information - such as sex, race, etc. - has been included for research purposes. All research results must be presented or published in a manner that ensures that no individual can be identified.

  9. ASHRAE Research PROGRAM OVERVIEW

    E-print Network

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    . For example, we are not able to meaningfully compare energy use of a ground source heat pump (COP, EER Response Characteristics of the Air Source Heat Pump during Reverse Cycle Defrost ­ 1989 · RP-483's Strategic Plan for Research · Research and Objectives related to Heat Pumps · GSHP System at ASHRAE HQ

  10. Research Ethics WWS 599

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elizabeth M. Armstrong; Harold T. Shapiro

    Overview: This seminar is concerned with the professional obligations of social science researchers. A great deal of social science research is essentially collaborative and any collaboration raises a host of ethical issues since it involves taking others people's interests (e.g. human subjects, communities, fellow investigators, students, sponsors, etc.) into account. The topics covered in the course address the broad range

  11. Research in computer science

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ortega, J. M.

    1984-01-01

    The research efforts of University of Virginia students under a NASA sponsored program are summarized and the status of the program is reported. The research includes: testing method evaluations for N version programming; a representation scheme for modeling three dimensional objects; fault tolerant protocols for real time local area networks; performance investigation of Cyber network; XFEM implementation; and vectorizing incomplete Cholesky conjugate gradients.

  12. Latest Research: Genetic Links

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Home Current Issue Past Issues Feature: Vision Latest Research: Genetic Links Past Issues / Summer 2008 Table of Contents ... Disease Genotyping Network (eyeGENE), the NEI is expanding genetic testing of ... of research labs that offers testing for affected individuals. EyeGENE ...

  13. Research Support Postgraduate

    E-print Network

    Martin, Stephen John

    to cutting-edge graphical processing units. We are also using cloud computing within the campus to expandResearch Support For Postgraduate Students. Corporate Information & Computing Services. #12;#12;CiCS Support for Research Corporate Information and Computing Services (CiCS) provides a diverse range

  14. Research governance: ethical issues

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anne Slowther; Petra Boynton; Sara Shaw; Trisha Greenhalgh

    2006-01-01

    SUMMARY Healthcare research is haunted by a history of unethical studies in which profound harm was caused to vulnerable individuals. Official systems for gaining ethical approval for research, designed to prevent a repetition of these shameful examples, can prove bureaucratic and inflexible in practice. The core ethical principles of respect for autonomy, prevention of harm, promotion of benefit, and justice

  15. 2011 Research Review

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The Research Review report summarizes the data generated by the Soft Wheat Quality Laboratory service and research programs during the year from March 2010 to March 2011. It includes the results of cultivar evaluations as well as summary of methods developed and results of collaborative projects. ...

  16. Research Articles REBECCA HARDIN

    E-print Network

    Hardin, Rebecca D.

    and animals in the Dzanga-Ndoki Park and Dzanga-Sangha Dense Forest Reserve (RDS), Central African Republic an alternative to increasingly distinct method and theory between anthropology's subfields. We sketch a research research we describe here exemplifies the potential of place-based work across anthropology's sub- fields

  17. Applied Research Contact Information

    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

  18. IVAN ZORYCH Research Interests

    E-print Network

    Lin, Xiaodong

    under Uncertainty Recent Research Publications Zorych, I., Madigan, D., Ryan, P., and Bate, A. (2011 in Medical Research, August 30, 2011; 0962280211403602, first published on August 30, 2011 Madigan, D., Ryan, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 6549, art. no. 654909. Madigan, D

  19. Cancer Research Network Videos

    Cancer.gov

    The CRN provides a research environment that encourages and facilitates collaboration with external investigators. These short videos present new potential collaborators with information about our research environment, our data, and how to collaborate with us. CRN Scientists, NCI Staff, and external collaborators are highlighted to offer a variety of perspectives.

  20. Research Grant Mania

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goldworthy, Jeffrey

    2008-01-01

    Commonwealth funding formulae have caused Australian universities to become obsessed with maximising external research funding. Considerable pressure is applied to faculties, departments and scholars to apply for funding, and relative success in attracting it is given excessive weight in evaluating research performance. This may be productive in…

  1. Researching Historical Collections

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    The Field Records Library provides reference and research assistance to USGS scientists and staff, as well as to a wide range of researchers from other Federal and State agencies, and the general public. Subject matter of interest ranges from geology, history of the USGS, and history of the earth sc...

  2. Microgravity Science Research Panel

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Carpenter, Bradley M.; Trinh, Eugene H.; DeLucas, Lawrence J.; Larson, David; Koss, Matthew; Ostrach, Simon

    2000-01-01

    This document is a transcription of the Microgravity Science Research Panel's discussion about their research and about some of the contributions that they feel have been important to the field during their time with the program. The panel includes Dr. Eugene Trinh, Dr. Lawrence DeLucas, Dr. Charles Bugg, Dr. David Larson, and Dr. Simon Ostrach.

  3. Biodiversity and Conservation Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History aims to "integrate scientific research, education, and outreach so that people, themselves major catalysts in the rapid loss of biodiversity, will become participants in its conservation." The CBC currently conducts biodiversity conservation research in the Bahamas, Bolivia, Madagascar, Vietnam, and in metropolitan New York.

  4. Applied research on glucansucrases

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Although glycansucrases have been known for over 70 years, they remain relatively unknown except to a small group of researchers. Practical, applied research on glycansucrases has been focused on certain key areas. The earliest of these was the development of blood plasma extenders from dextran, d...

  5. Research Cloud Computing Recommendations

    E-print Network

    Qian, Ning

    Research Cloud Computing Recommendations SRCPAC December 3, 2014 #12;Mandate and Membership SRCPAC convened this committee in Sept 2014 to investigate the role that cloud computing should play in our of research computing projects would be more cost effective to run on the cloud than on Yeti? · What

  6. Research Councils UK Regenerative

    E-print Network

    Berzins, M.

    and nanotechnology, and Energy and its storage. Regenerative medicine #12;BasicBiology Translational MedicineResearch Councils UK Regenerative medicine #12;Regenerative medicine, the approach that seeks testing to make safer medicines. Success in this research field has also led to economic growth for the UK

  7. International Pacific Research Center

    E-print Network

    Wang, Yuqing

    International Pacific Research Center APRIL 2007­MARCH 2008 REPORT School of Ocean and Earth Center i Foreword ii iv Indo-Pacific Ocean Climate 1 Regional-Ocean Influences 13 Asian by the following broad research themes and goals of the IPRC Science Plan. Indo-Pacific Ocean Climate

  8. Researching Classroom Questioning

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    Lores Gonzalez, Adriana

    2010-01-01

    The complexities of the modern society and interconnected world in which we live requires students who are able to problem solve and think critically. The research on which this article is based aims to explore how classroom questioning can help students guide their learning and model the spirit of inquiry to become lifelong learners. The research

  9. NIH Research to Results

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Current Issue Past Issues Sexually Transmitted Diseases NIH Research to Results Past Issues / Fall 2008 Table of Contents For an enhanced version of this page please turn Javascript on. ... according to recent research funded by the National Institute of Allergy and ...

  10. Glaucoma Research Foundation

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Glaucoma Surgery Find a Doctor Financial Assistance New Research Results We invest in the advancement of scientific progress to preserve sight. The Biomarker Initiative Catalyst for a Cure Applying for ... Dinner Celebrates Leaders and Progress in Glaucoma Research More than 75 guests were in attendance for ...

  11. GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Researchers

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    Delaware, University of

    SUPPORTING URBAN GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE Researchers: Jenny Caldwell Catherine Cruz-Ortiz Craig Dsouza are supported at the master's and doctoral levels. #12;Supporting Urban Green Infrastructure Researchers: Jenny for green infrastructure to address needs and opportunities in the State of Delaware. Dr. John Byrne

  12. Research Experience for Undergraduates

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    Tennessee, University of

    with Disabilities, and Underrepresented Students are encouraged to apply application deadline: March 15, 2015 applyResearch Experience for Undergraduates S t a r t D a te : J u n e 1 , 2 0 1 5 K n oxv i l l e , T N Networks (CURENT) is a National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Engineering Research Center

  13. Nursing Research: Position Statement.

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    Copp, Laurel; And Others

    The role of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in encouraging research through the programs and activities of the member schools is discussed. It is suggested that the dean or administrative head of a college of nursing is in a position to influence nursing research activities. The principal role of the academic dean in…

  14. Research and technology 81

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    During fiscal year 1981, the Goddard Space Flight Center continued to contribute to the goals and objectives of the Nation's space program by undertaking a wide variety of basic and applied research, technology developments, data analyses, applications investigations and flight projects. The highlights of these research and technology efforts are described.

  15. Reviewing Traffic Reliability Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dianhai WANG; Hongsheng QI; Cheng XU

    2010-01-01

    Multi-dimension, stochastic, and dynamic are essential nature of urban traffic operation. Traffic reliability introduces the idea of reliability into traffic research and is an important field of cause analysis of traffic problems. Considerable researches have been conducted on traffic reliability, covering from theory to practice, and from model to algorithm. There already exists a framework for reliability analysis. However, few

  16. EPA REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH

    EPA Science Inventory

    The 2006 transgenic corn imaging research campaign has been greatly assisted through a cooperative effort with several Illinois growers who provided planting area and crop composition. This research effort was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of remote sensed imagery of var...

  17. Clinical Research Site Management

    E-print Network

    Carmichael, Owen

    Clinical Research Site Management Dan Redline Director, Pre-Market Clinical Affairs 5/19/11 #12 for Improving the Site/Sponsor/CRO Relationship · Contract/budget · IRB · Recruitment/informed consent Practices for Study Success · Communication (x3)! · Be honest about research infrastructure and workload

  18. NASA Ames ATM Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Denery, Dallas G.

    2000-01-01

    The NASA Ames research Center, in cooperation with the FAA and the industry, has a series of major research efforts underway that are aimed at : 1) improving the flow of traffic in the national airspace system; and 2) helping to define the future air traffic management system. The purpose of this presentation will be to provide a brief summary of some of these activities.

  19. The Prevention Researcher, 2000.

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    Ungerleider, Steven, Ed.

    2000-01-01

    This document consists of volume 7 of "The Prevention Researcher," a service of Integrated Research Services. Each issue provides information on a specific topic. The topic of Issue Number One is adolescent dating violence. This issue includes articles on adolescents' beliefs about rape and sexual victimization, and contains a report on an…

  20. Harbeck research files donated

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The collected papers and research files of G. Earl Harbeck (deceased), noted U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research hydraulic engineer, have recently been donated by the USGS Gulf Coast Hydroscience Center to the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi (University, Miss.). Harbeck performed important research in evaporation and evapotranspiration phenomena during the 1950s and 1960s that led to modern water and energy budget methods for lakes, streams, and reservoirs that are widely used today. Many of the papers in his files are unique; others have importance in the historical progression of evaporation research in lakes. Researchers or students interested in gaining access to the files may contact Robert M. Hackett, Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, for details.