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PUREX transition project case study  

SciTech Connect

In December 1992, the US Department of Energy (DOE) directed that the Plutonium-Uranium Extraction (PUREX) Plant be shut down and deactivated because it was no longer needed to support the nation`s production of weapons-grade plutonium. The PUREX/UO{sub 2} Deactivation Project will establish a safe and environmentally secure configuration for the facility and preserve that configuration for 10 years. The 10-year span is used to predict future maintenance requirements and represents the estimated time needed to define, authorize, and initiate the follow-on decontamination and decommissioning activities. Accomplishing the deactivation project involves many activities. Removing major hazards, such as excess chemicals, spent fuel, and residual plutonium are major goals of the project. The scope of the PUREX Transition Project is described within.

Jasen, W.G.

1996-04-15

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Interdisciplinary Student Teams Projects: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In today's organizations team work has become an integral part of the day-to-day routine. For this reason, University professors are including group projects in many courses. In such group assessments, we advocate the use of interdisciplinary teams, where possible. As a case study, we report an interdisciplinary group technical project with…

Kruck, S. E.; Teer, Faye P.

2009-01-01

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Conflict dynamics in a dam construction project: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a model for a comprehensive and integrated approach to managing interface conflict from the early stages of a dam construction project. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A case study methodology is adopted. Following comprehensive literature review, qualitative data were gathered from case studies through interviews conducted on the Middle Marsyangdi Hydroelectric Project (MMHEP)

Braj Kishor Mahato; Stephen O. Ogunlana

2011-01-01

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Innovative clean technologies case studies second year project report  

SciTech Connect

The Innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the product of the 'Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business' Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in their industries. The P2SB focused on high-risk concepts without emphasis on media or industry in order to provide an open program where ground-breaking concepts were given a fair opportunity. The P2SB provided awards of up to $25,000 to assist small businesses for conducting their own demonstrations of pollution prevention techniques and technologies and for advancing their products towards a practical stage. In its second year, the P2SB funded projects in a variety of industries across the nation. The publication provides a history of the P2SB and lists case histories of the projects funded in the second year.

Martin-Dias, A.

1994-04-01

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Learning to Do Through Investigative Projects: A Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In India, the likelihood of a girl student opting out of a physics course only because of gender issues is remote. Even though no special care is taken to attract women, a large percentage of the top-ranking students opt to major in physics. However, subtle forces operate in higher academia. The number of women in teaching and research institutes continues to be dismally low. The confidence and motivation of women students shows a distinct attenuation at the tertiary level. Inasmuch as the undergraduate years lay the foundation for a career in physics, there is a critical need to create learning experiences for women students that would enhance their motivation, nurture talent, and generate confidence in their capacity to make a creative contribution. The author has spent several years teaching at a women's college and in a university department with few women on the faculty. She has coordinated the Learning Through Investigative Projects program for undergraduate students of both genders. In a dual-pronged strategy, students are constructively engaged in open-ended investigative projects and assigned specific tasks. The touchstone of this program is the ambience in which the projects are carried out and the cognitive changes it effects in students as they are weaned away from the prevalent transmissionist mode of teaching and led to a constructivist paradigm of learning. They acquire an ability to work independently. The program and the underpinning pedagogic model have been very successful in capacity building and have influenced many students to choose careers in physics and academia. I present a case study of the work carried out under Project Science Online, in which students helped develop a microcomputer-based laboratory.

Jolly, Pratibha

2005-10-01

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Management of Projects in Project-Based Learning: A Case Study in the Project \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project-based learning (PBL) is a model that organizes learning around projects. Children are propelled by curiosity, driven by an intense need to explore, interact with, and make sense of their environment. Unfortunately, as children grow, their passion for learning frequently seems to shrink. Specially in Brazil, this problem is more serious in function of the precariousnesses of the basic public

R. C. Teixeira; J. I. Akamatsu

2006-01-01

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Data management for community research projects: A JGOFS case study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Since the mid 1980s, much of the marine science research effort in the United Kingdom has been focused into large scale collaborative projects involving public sector laboratories and university departments, termed Community Research Projects. Two of these, the Biogeochemical Ocean Flux Study (BOFS) and the North Sea Project incorporated large scale data collection to underpin multidisciplinary modeling efforts. The challenge of providing project data sets to support the science was met by a small team within the British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) operating as a topical data center. The role of the data center was to both work up the data from the ship's sensors and to combine these data with sample measurements into online databases. The working up of the data was achieved by a unique symbiosis between data center staff and project scientists. The project management, programming and data processing skills of the data center were combined with the oceanographic experience of the project communities to develop a system which has produced quality controlled, calibrated data sets from 49 research cruises in 3.5 years of operation. The data center resources required to achieve this were modest and far outweighed by the time liberated in the scientific community by the removal of the data processing burden. Two online project databases have been assembled containing a very high proportion of the data collected. As these are under the control of BODC their long term availability as part of the UK national data archive is assured. The success of the topical data center model for UK Community Research Project data management has been founded upon the strong working relationships forged between the data center and project scientists. These can only be established by frequent personal contact and hence the relatively small size of the UK has been a critical factor. However, projects covering a larger, even international scale could be successfully supported by a network of topical data centers managing online databases which are interconnected by object oriented distributed data management systems over wide area networks.

Lowry, Roy K.

1992-01-01

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Social Constructivism, Projective Identity, and Learning: Case Study of Nathan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we consider the significant issue of identity and how it relates to learning. Importantly, we narrow down the study in terms of how projective identity interplays with learning from the point of view of the learner and his/her social community. Self and community cannot be divorced. In order to illustrate this concept, we describe a…

Hung, David; Lim, Seo Hong; Jamaludin, Azilawati Bte

2011-01-01

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D. Charles E. Gavin School: A Case Study. Project Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents findings of one in a series of case studies designed to study leadership in schools committed to reform. Gavin Elementary School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, serves a predominantly African-American, low-income, neighborhood. In 1988, the school's achievement test scores were the lowest in the lowest-achieving Illinois school…

Diedrich-Rielly, Irene; Zenz, Kathleen

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Citizen Science Case Study: What's Invasive / Project Budburst Nathan R. Prestopnik  

E-print Network

Citizen Science Case Study: What's Invasive / Project Budburst Nathan R. Prestopnik Syracuse University napresto@syr.edu Abstract What's Invasive and Project Budburst are citizen science projects of citizen science investigations. Associated Links The following links are to projects and related work

Crowston, Kevin

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Citizen Science Case Study: The Great Sunflower Project Nathan R. Prestopnik  

E-print Network

Citizen Science Case Study: The Great Sunflower Project Nathan R. Prestopnik Syracuse University napresto@syr.edu Abstract The Great Sunflower Project is a citizen science project designed to collect of citizen science dependent investigations. Associated Links The following links are to projects

Crowston, Kevin

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How NOT to Manage a Project: Conflict Management Lessons Learned from a DOD Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a case study of a failed Department of Defense (DOD) project, even though it was fully justified and badly needed. Project management within the DOD is a complicated process. Projects are beset by the agenda of various stakeholders within the DOD organizational structure. When this occurs, strong project management leadership is necessary for success. This paper analyzes the

J. Scott Sutterfield; Shawnta S. Friday-Stroud; Sheryl L. Shivers-Blackwell

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Faith-Based Health Education Project: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Working with faith communities in health promotion is widely acclaimed and yet not readily practiced. This article describes a study conducted among four faith communities to determine the process required for sustainable faith-based programs. Face-to-face interviews were conducted among 12 community volunteers who participated to identify their perceptions of the project. Two staff members were also interviewed to identify the

Georgia N. L. Johnston

2003-01-01

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How to scientifically assess a restoration project: a case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Commonly, it is said that there is lack of communication among scientists, conservators, restorers, project managers and architects. But sometimes this communication flows, and we can find enormous benefits from and for all the participating agents. This is the case we present in this work, in which technical agents in charge of the restoration of a building, asked for some scientific advice to perform the restoration of a heritage building. The results were successful and fantastic for both of them, in terms of one part asking for consultation and the other answering to the demands and resolving real problems. This is the case of a marvellous Renaissance building (Medinaceli Dukes palace, 15th-16th centuries) in the central area of Spain (Cogolludo, Guadalajara). Focused on the restoration project, we were asked for consultancy on how to solve matters like the assessment of the already fixed in project cleaning method for the stone façades, the efficacy and durability methods for some conservation products to be applied, the presence or not of a patina on the stone; the viability of using some restoration mortars, and the origin of some efflorescences that came out just after placed in the building a restoration rendering mortar. Responses to these matters were answered by performing tests both in the lab and on site in the building. The efficiency and effects on stone of the blasting cleaning method was assessed by first analysing the nature and thickness of the surface deposits to be removed (SEM-EDS analyses); secondly, roughness and colour measurements were performed, and thirdly, SEM-EDS analyses were carried out again to determine whether the cleaning method was able to remove part of the surface deposits, completely, or even part of the stone substrate. Some conservation products were tested on stone specimens, both their efficacy and their durability, concluding that it was better not to apply any of them. A patina was found on the stone façade under SEM, probably applied for colouring and homogenizing purpose, and below it and on the stone, an acrylic film was analysed. It was in good state, and its removal could be worse and more dangerous to the substrate than leaving it. Two restoration mortars were tested to characterize them and to determine their durability, the results showing that one of them was much better than the other. Finally, a restoration render was analysed and we found, by analysing it and the raw materials used for its preparation, that one of them, a marketed cement, had a very high content on sulfates, responsible for the efflorescences (sulphate compounds) that appeared just after the render was placed in the building, this resulting on stopping using this product in the restoration project. Consequently, conservation science should be considered as not only useful but essential for cultural heritage conservation, besides it is cost-saving, because failed interventions are much more expensive in the short, medium and long term.

Alvarez de Buergo, M.; Fort, R.; Freire, D. M.; Lopez-Arce, P.; Vazquez-Calvo, C.

2012-04-01

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Innovative clean technologies case studies second year project report  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the product of the 'Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business' Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in their industries. The P2SB focused on high-risk concepts without emphasis on media or industry in order to provide an

Martin-Dias

1994-01-01

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A Case Study of Teaching Marketing Research Using Client-Sponsored Projects: Method, Challenges, and Benefits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study outlines the use of client-sponsored research projects in a quantitative postgraduate marketing research subject conducted in a 12-week semester in a research-intensive Australian university. The case study attempts to address the dearth of recent literature on client-sponsored research projects in the discipline of marketing.…

Bove, Liliana L.; Davies, W. Martin

2009-01-01

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The integrated scheduling system: A case study in project management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A prototype project management system was developed for the Level III Project Office for the Space Station Freedom. The main goal was to establish a framework for the Space Station Project Office whereby Project and Office Managers can jointly establish and review scheduled milestones and activities. The objective was to assist office managers in communicating their objectives, milestones, schedules, and other project information more effectively and efficiently. Consideration of sophisticated project management systems was included, but each of the systems had limitations in meeting the stated objectives.

Bishop, Peter C.; Learned, David B.; Yoes, Cissy A.

1989-01-01

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Cultivating situated learning within project management practice : A case study exploration of the dynamics of project-based learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to briefly summarise a successfully completed doctoral thesis which longitudinally and intimately explored the social dynamics of learning activity within a project team. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This research was pursued through participative action research applied to a case study project team. Findings – The key findings of this study included the identification and

Andrew J. Sense; Richard J. Badham

2008-01-01

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Minnesota Case Management Study: Project Report Number 88-2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey collected extensive data from 770 county case managers, case manager supervisors, consumers, and service providers in Minnesota in order to provide a comprehensive description of case management practices serving individuals with developmental disabilities. The survey report describes current case management practices, identifies…

McAnally, Patricia L.; Linz, Mary Hubbard

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Case Study of "Engineering Peer Meetings" in JPL's ST-6 Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This design process error-proofing case study describes a design review practice implemented by a project manager at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There are many types of reviews at NASA: required and not, formalized and informal, programmatic and technical. Standing project formal reviews such as the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR) are a required part of every project and mission development. However, the engineering peer reviews that support teams technical work on such projects are often informal, ad hoc, and inconsistent across the organization. This case study discusses issues and innovations identified by a project manager at JPL and implemented in "engineering peer meetings" for his group.

Tumer, Irem Y.; Chao, Lawrence P.

2003-01-01

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Case Study of 'Engineering Peer Meetings' in JPL's ST-6 Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This design process error-proofing case study describes a design review practice implemented by a project manager at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There are many types of reviews at NASA: required and not, formalized and informal, programmatic and technical. Standing project formal reviews such as the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR) are a required part of every project and mission development. However, the engineering peer reviews that support teams technical work on such projects are often informal, ad hoc, and inconsistent across the organization. This case study discusses issues and innovations identified by a project manager at JPL and implemented in 'engineering peer meetings' for his group.

Chao, Lawrence P.; Tumer, Irem

2004-01-01

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Interbasin transfer projects and their implications: A China case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In large countries with sharp temporal and spatial variation in water resources, interbasin water transfer projects seem to be an ultimate solution to ease water shortage and secure a balanced economic development among different regions. However, such projects are prone to problems and controversies, and may challenge the established basin management, legal system and policy making procedure which are taken

Xuejun Shao; Hong Wang; Zhaoyin Wang

2003-01-01

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Probing Project Humor for Insights in Ethnography: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper argues that in addition to being an important source of data for a project evaluator, project humor also provides a check on the evaluator's comprehension of background and events (i.e., if an evaluator does not understand a joke, he or she has probably not attained an insider's perspective). In addition, humor becomes a source of…

Eastmond, J. Nicholls, Jr.

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WATERSHED MANIPULATION PROJECT: CASE STUDY OF AN INTERLABORATORY COMPARISON PROGRAM  

EPA Science Inventory

Assessing and achieving interlaboratory comparability is a major quality assurance challenge for large interdisciplinary, multi-institutional, environmental research projects. ight laboratories routinely measure chemical constituents of various field and laboratory derived soluti...

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Bad Blood: A Case Study of the Tuskegee Syphilis Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This case is an example of a "historical" case in the sense that it happened sufficiently long ago that there are few of the major participants alive and there are no more major decisions or actions to be made. The story is largely finished. Further, the social and ethical climate is significantly different today than when the events in the case transpired. Many of the key decisions could not be made today in light of present legal and moral guidelines. This free selection includes the Table of Contents, Foreword, and an Introduction. As a special bonus, an essay on the power of storytelling in the teaching of science is also featured.

Fourtner, Ann W.; Fourtner, Charles R.; Herreid, Clyde F.

2007-01-01

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The Project Management Team: A Case Study of Internal Human Relations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study presents some of the internal human relations problems that do or could exist in a project management office. The major issues presented are focused on the interpersonal relations between the military officer and his civilian counterpart i...

C. A. Hodder

1974-01-01

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Mill and mercantile conversions : a case study analysis of residential adaptive re-use projects  

E-print Network

Three case studies are used as a qualitative tool to analyze the successful conversion of these types of buildings. Analysis will consider physical dimension, building structure, capital structure, and project costs, ...

Schaumburg, Zach E. (Zach Edwin), 1975-

2003-01-01

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Project QUEST: A Case Study of a Sectoral Employment Development Approach. Sectoral Employment Development Learning Project Case Studies Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project QUEST (Quality Employment through Skills Training) was begun in 1992 to provide unemployed and working poor residents of San Antonio, Texas, with employment training and job placement services. The program provides tuition subsidies and ancillary support services to low-income San Antonio residents enrolled in two-year associate's degree…

Rademacher, Ida; Bear, Marshall; Conway, Maureen

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Utilizing Multimedia Case Studies to Teach the Professional Side of Project Management  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of using a LITEE multimedia case study to teaching concepts in engineering courses. The LITEE Superstar case study was implemented in an engineering Project Management course. Numerous surveys regarding student expectations, outcomes, and attitudes were collected and results are presented…

Elrod, Cassandra C.; Murray, Susan L.; Flachsbart, Barry B.; Burgher, Karl E.; Foth, Drew M.

2010-01-01

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ITC Case Study 1 ITC Role in US Fuel Cell Projects  

E-print Network

efficiency >30% (ASME PTC50) ­ In service after 01/01/09 and before 12/31/16 #12;ITC Case Study 5 Fuel Cell modified 10/26/06. #12;ITC Case Study 8 ITC Impact on Project All incentives required to provide 5 year to catalyze and accelerate private infrastructure financing and capital flows..." Former Assistant Secretary

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System Safety in Early Manned Space Program: A Case Study of NASA and Project Mercury  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This case study provides a review of National Aeronautics and Space Administration s (NASA's) involvement in system safety during research and evolution from air breathing to exo-atmospheric capable flight systems culminating in the successful Project Mercury. Although NASA has been philosophically committed to the principals of system safety, this case study points out that budget and manpower constraints-as well as a variety of internal and external pressures can jeopardize even a well-designed system safety program. This study begins with a review of the evolution and early years of NASA's rise as a project lead agency and ends with the lessons learned from Project Mercury.

Hansen, Frederick D.; Pitts, Donald

2005-01-01

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Recruitment and Retention of Minorities: Ten Case Studies from the Neylan Minorities Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents case studies of 10 colleges participating in the Neylan Minorities Project. The Neylan colleges consist primarily of colleges and universities founded by Catholic communities of religious women. This project's goals were to increase the pool of minority students with potential to move from the secondary level into college; to…

Fecher, Ann, Ed.

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Do we Know Enough about Requirements Prioritization in Agile Projects: Insights from a Case Study  

E-print Network

review on prioritization methods in agile projects. Our conclusion there was that the phenomenon of valueDo we Know Enough about Requirements Prioritization in Agile Projects: Insights from a Case Study--Requirements prioritization is an essential mechanism of agile software development approaches. It maximizes the value

Wieringa, Roel

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THE SMART CAR PROJECT: A CASE STUDY IN COMPUTER-MEDIATED CONTROL  

E-print Network

significance and application in a wide range of applications ranging from "Smart Highway SystemsTHE SMART CAR PROJECT: A CASE STUDY IN COMPUTER-MEDIATED CONTROL by O. Daniel Gott A project of the Smart Car mobile platform. Beginning with the process of selection of the mechanical platform, we

Krovi, Venkat

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Community sports projects and effective community empowerment: a case study in Rochdale  

Microsoft Academic Search

How can community empowerment be most effectively achieved through the use of sport? In a case study of a bespoke voluntary sector project, an action research approach revealed insights into effective community empowerment. Although focused on a comparatively small project within a provincial UK town, the issues addressed and lessons learned can be generalised and transferred much more universally to

Janine Partington; Mick Totten

2012-01-01

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Appendix: Case Studies. Strong Neighborhoods, Strong Schools. The Indicators Project on Education Organizing.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents summaries of five case studies from the Indicators Project on Education Organizing, which was designed to examine the role of community organizing in school reform. For over 2 years, this action research project documented the education organizing of five urban groups. The research developed an Education Organizing Indicators…

Gold, Eva; Simon, Elaine; Brown, Chris; Blanc, Suzanne; Pickron-Davis, Marcine; Brown, Joanna; Navarez-La Torre, Aida

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A Case Study of the Development and Project Management of a Web/CD Hybrid Application.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the development of effective interactive learning environments based on a case study of a staff development program for university personnel that combined a Web-based database with CD technology. Topics include aspects of educational design; software design, including feasibility studies; project management, including team issues and…

Phillips, Rob

2001-01-01

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A case study of teacher learning in an assessment for learning project in Hong Kong  

Microsoft Academic Search

Changes in assessment practices in the direction of assessment for learning (AfL) can be a powerful force to enhance student learning. This article presents a case study of teacher learning in an AfL project in Hong Kong. In the Project, AfL strategies were adopted in Chinese Language and English Language classrooms at the junior secondary level. By examining subject leaders’

Sylvia Yee Fan Tang; Pamela Pui Wan Leung; Alice Wai Kwan Chow; Ping Man Wong

2010-01-01

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The Woodlands Metro Center energy study. Case studies of project planning and design for energy conservation  

SciTech Connect

The Woodlands is a HUD Title VII New Town located near Houston, including 22,000 acres; the plan for the new town consists of 6 residential villages, a town center (Metro), and a Trade Center for larger-scale industrial use. Included within the program for each village are schools and commercial activities, as well as employment activities. The Woodlands is planned to be developed over a 26-year period (commenced in 1972) with an ultimate population of 150,000. Following a summary chapter, Chapter II presents background material on The Woodlands and results of the study are summarized. Chapter III describes the project team and its organizational structure. Chapter IV outlines and documents the methodology that was employed in developing, analyzing, and evaluating the case study. The next chapter describes and analyzes the conventional plan, documents the process by which energy-conserving methods were selected, and evaluates the application of these methods to the Metro Center Study area. Chapter VI discusses constraints to implementation and is followed by a final chapter that presents the general conclusions from the case study and suggests directions for further investigation.

Not Available

1980-03-01

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Planning and Managing Strategic Information Systems Project: A Case study on IS quality process in ABC  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study carried out in one organization called ABC (name disguised) on how ABC has understood the concept of IS quality and its implementation in practice. Information System (IS) quality is one of the critical success factors in any IS project. IS quality is a multiple dimensional construct and there is no single universally accepted definition

Olayele Adelakun

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Project-Based Learning Communities in Developmental Education: A Case Study of Lessons Learned  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study tracks the application of project-based learning (PBL) during four separate college terms at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon. Each term follows a different learning community of first-term college students enrolled in a program of developmental education (DE), reading, writing, math, and college survival and success…

Butler, Alison; Christofili, Monica

2014-01-01

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Web Site Projects Evaluation: A Case Study of Romanian Faculties of Economics Web Sites  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, an evaluation of web sites regarded like projects is discussed. We give an overview of the Web Assessment Index (WAI), by presenting a web sites of Romanian Faculties of Economics case study. The WAI contains five categories: accessibility, access speed, navigability, content and reliability. We analyzed and presented a detailed…

vultur, Sidonia Otilia; Marincas, Delia Adriana

2007-01-01

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Integrated Project Management: A Case Study in Integrating Cost, Schedule, Technical, and Risk Areas  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This viewgraph presentation describes a case study as a model for integrated project management. The ISS Program Office (ISSPO) developed replacement fluid filtration cartridges in house for the International Space Station (ISS). The presentation includes a step-by-step procedure and organizational charts for how the fluid filtration problem was approached.

Smith, Greg

2004-01-01

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The Liaison Infant Family Team (LIFT) Project: An Example of Case Study Evaluation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses the Liaison Infant Family Team (LIFT) project, which employs an ecological approach to intervention promoting congruent relationships among high-risk infants and their families. The guiding principles of the approach are described and evaluated by means of a case study methodology. (Author/DB)

Thurman, S. Kenneth; And Others

1989-01-01

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Students’ Research Experiences During Consulting Projects: Three Themes Emerging from Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Student consulting projects, an advanced form of problem-based learning, allow students to apply the skills developed in their classes on behalf of client organizations. A review of selected case studies in business education and other management education literature shows that research is an integral part of this consulting process. More than that, the process of conducting research on behalf of

Carissa M. Holler Phillips

2010-01-01

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Regional Networks in Education: A Case Study of an Austrian Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study presents the development of networks in education, using the Austrian IMST (Innovations Make Schools Top) project as illustration. The regional networks are coordinated in every Austrian federal province by groups made up of teachers, representatives of the educational authorities, and members of academia. In the framework of the…

Rauch, Franz

2013-01-01

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The SWO Project: A Case Study of Applying Agile Ontology Engineering Methods in Community Driven Ontologies  

E-print Network

The SWO Project: A Case Study of Applying Agile Ontology Engineering Methods in Community Driven and that are able to respond rapidly to changing knowledge. We describe an Agile Ontology Engineering method for developing ontologies, adapted from modern Agile softw- are engineering methods. The approach was applied

Stevens, Robert

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Estimating the greenhouse gas benefits of forestry projects: A Costa Rican Case Study  

SciTech Connect

If the Clean Development Mechanism proposed under the Kyoto Protocol is to serve as an effective means for combating global climate change, it will depend upon reliable estimates of greenhouse gas benefits. This paper sketches the theoretical basis for estimating the greenhouse gas benefits of forestry projects and suggests lessons learned based on a case study of Costa Rica's Protected Areas Project, which is a 500,000 hectare effort to reduce deforestation and enhance reforestation. The Protected Areas Project in many senses advances the state of the art for Clean Development Mechanism-type forestry projects, as does the third-party verification work of SGS International Certification Services on the project. Nonetheless, sensitivity analysis shows that carbon benefit estimates for the project vary widely based on the imputed deforestation rate in the baseline scenario, e.g. the deforestation rate expected if the project were not implemented. This, along with a newly available national dataset that confirms other research showing a slower rate of deforestation in Costa Rica, suggests that the use of the 1979--1992 forest cover data originally as the basis for estimating carbon savings should be reconsidered. When the newly available data is substituted, carbon savings amount to 8.9 Mt (million tones) of carbon, down from the original estimate of 15.7 Mt. The primary general conclusion is that project developers should give more attention to the forecasting land use and land cover change scenarios underlying estimates of greenhouse gas benefits.

Busch, Christopher; Sathaye, Jayant; Sanchez Azofeifa, G. Arturo

2000-09-01

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School Graduation Project in Robot Design: A Case Study of Team Learning Experiences and Outcomes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The field of technology education is undergoing intensive curricular revision to accommodate the contents and practices required by the new Standards for Technological Literacy (International Technology Education Association, 2000). The United States National Commission on the High School Senior Year released a report including recommendations for better preparation of secondary school graduates for tertiary education and professional careers (Panel Calls for preK-16 Education, 2001). One of the proposed changes was to introduce a senior project, which would provide a student with options of internship, research, and community service. Grubb, Davis, Lum, Plihal and Morgaine (1991) characterized the senior project as a model for integrating vocational and academic education. Accordingly, the project carried out would include handson experience in vocational workshops, research, problem solving, and presenting findings. Many American schools and school districts have developed and released guides to graduation projects on their websites (Goldsmith & Belasli, 2001). Similar programs are instituted in Great Britain and Israel. With this international effort to introduce projects into school curricula, there is a need to substantiate it by case studies of learning contents, processes, and assessment of specific projects as a source for case-based reasoning (Kolodner, 1993) and conceptualization of educational approaches. Target Audience: High School Faculty/Administrators

Hershko, Eyal; Verner, Igor M.

2009-10-13

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The corporate impact of addressing social issues: a financial case study of a project in Peru.  

PubMed

Large, multinational resource development projects can affect many aspects, including social, economic and ecological realities, in the regions where they operate. Social and environmental issues that are usually ignored in such projects are increasingly affecting the financial future of multinational corporations in negative ways. In this article, we advance the argument that corporations can successfully manage these issues and that if they choose to view these management efforts as an investment rather than an expense, they may well acquire a competitive advantage over companies that do not. We describe as a case study the Camisea natural gas and condensates development project in Peru, operated by Shell Prospecting and Development Peru (SPDP). Camisea is one of the first projects anywhere in the world to conduct a detailed analysis of key industry-related social issues and the processes, required investment and financial impact of managing them. The Camisea example supports the argument that addressing social and environmental concerns makes financial sense. In present value terms, the benefit of managing these concerns was expected to surpass the cost investment by approximately US$50 million. PMID:12125747

Dabbs, Alan; Bateson, Matthew

2002-05-01

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The Special Place Project: Efficacy of a Place-Based Case Study Approach for Teaching Geoscience  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Achieving geoscience literacy of the general population has become increasingly important world wide as ever more connected and growing societies depend more and more on our planet's limited natural resource base. Building citizen understanding of their dependence on the local environment, and the geologic processes which created and continue to change it, has become a great challenge to educators at all levels of the education system. The Special Place Project described in this presentation explores use of a place-based case study approach combining instruction in geoscience content with development of observation, reasoning, writing and presentation skills. The approach allows students to select the locations for their individual case studies affording development of personal connections between the learner and his environment. The approach gives instructors at many grade levels the ability to develop core pedagogical content and skills while exploring the unique geologic environments relevant to the local population including such critical issues as land use, resource depletion, energy, climate change and the future of communities in a changing world. The geologic reasons for the location of communities and key events in their histories can be incorporated into the students' case studies as appropriate. The project is unique in placing all course instruction in the context of the quest to explore and gain understanding of the student's chosen location by using the inherently more generalized course content required by the curriculum. By modeling how scientists approach their research questions, this pedagogical technique not only integrates knowledge and skills from across the curriculum, it captures the excitement of scientific thinking on real world questions directly relevant to students' lives, increasing student engagement and depth of learning as demonstrated in the case study reports crafted by the students and exam results. Student learning of topics directly touched upon by the case study, such as geomorphologic features and processes observable at Earth's surface, is compared to learning on more abstract topics, such as subsurface Earth structure and tectonic processes, to provide a quantitative assessment of this pedagogical approach.

Moosavi, Sadredin

2014-05-01

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Independent research projects in school science: case studies of autonomous behaviour  

Microsoft Academic Search

A group of students were interviewed about their experiences in pursuing independent research projects with a view to building up a picture of autonomous student behaviour in the pursuit of expressed interests. In each case the students were led to autonomous behaviour beyond that normally expected in school science. In quite a few cases the independence and commitment shown were

R. Tytler

1992-01-01

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The management and design of economic development projects: A case study of World Bank electricity projects in Egypt  

SciTech Connect

This study is concerned with the efficiency of World Bank projects in Egypt. The study seeks improvements in the methods of evaluating public sector projects in Egypt. To approaches are employed: (1) project identification to optimally allocate Egypt's and World Bank's resources; (2) project appraisal to assess the economic viability and efficiency of investments. The electricity sector is compared with the agriculture sector as a means of employing project identification for priority ordering of investment for development in Egypt. The key criteria for evaluation are the impacts of developments of each sector upon Egypt's national objectives and needs. These include employment opportunities, growth, alleviation of poverty, cross comparison of per capita consumption in each sector, economic rate of return, national security, balance of payments and foreign debt. The allocation of scarce investments would have been more efficient in agriculture than in electricity in meeting Egypt's national objectives and needs. World Bank lending programs in Egypt reveal a priority ordering of electricity over agriculture and rural development. World Bank development projects in Egypt have not been optimally identified, and its programs have not followed an efficient allocation of World Bank's and Egypt's resources. The key parameters in evaluating economic viability and efficiency of development projects are: (1) the discount rate (the opportunity cost of public funds); (2) the exchange rate; and (3) the cost of major inputs, as approximated by shadow prices of labor, water, electricity, and transportation for development projects. Alternative approaches to estimating the opportunity cost of public funds are made. The parameters in evaluating the efficiency of projects have not been accurately estimated in the appraisal stage of the World Bank projects in Egypt, resulting in false or misleading information concerning the economic viability and efficiency of the projects.

El Sabaa, S.M.

1992-01-01

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Comparison of Construction Manager at Risk and Integrated Project Delivery Performance on Healthcare Projects: A Comparative Case Study  

E-print Network

was collected to compare: square foot cost, schedule changes, number of requests for information (RFIs), and change cost percentage. Qualitative data was also collected through interviews with members of the project management teams. This study contributes...

Bilbo, David; Bigelow, Ben F.; Escamilla, Edelmiro; Lockwood, Christa

2014-04-03

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Marine ecological habitat: a case study on projected thermal power plant around Dharamtar Creek, India.  

PubMed

Estuaries and tidal creeks, harboring mangroves particularly, face tremendous anthropogenic pressures. Expansion of mega cities and the thermal power plants are generally proposed in the vicinity of estuaries and creek, due to the feasibility of intake and discharge of water for cooling. Discharges from such developments remain constant threat of increasing thermal pollution and affecting the quality of environment. The baseline information on prevailing quality of aquatic environment comes handy for understanding alterations due to such activities. Principle component analysis (PCA) revealed that temperature, pH, salinity, suspended solids, DO, BOD and phaeophytins are major parameters influencing the creek system. Heated effluents may have direct and adverse impacts on these parameters, altering biotic constituents. Hence, periodic and detailed observations are necessary to estimate exact response of biotic communities to changing environment. The present paper is based on case study, projecting a power plant in the vicinity of major mangrove habitats of Dharamtar creek. PMID:21882658

Kulkarni, Vikrant A; Naidu, Velamala S; Jagtap, Tanaji G

2011-03-01

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NASA's TReK Project: A Case Study in Using the Spiral Model of Software Development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Software development projects face numerous challenges that threaten their successful completion. Whether it is not enough money, too little time, or a case of "requirements creep" that has turned into a full sprint, projects must meet these challenges or face possible disastrous consequences. A robust, yet flexible process model can provide a mechanism through which software development teams can meet these challenges head on and win. This article describes how the spiral model has been successfully tailored to a specific project and relates some notable results to date.

Hendrix, T. Dean; Schneider, Michelle P.

1998-01-01

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Explanation vs Performance in Data Mining: A Case Study with Predicting Runaway Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Often, the explanatory power of a learned model must be traded off against model performance. In the case of predict- ing runaway software projects, we show that the twin goals of high performance and good explanatory power are achievable after applying a variety of data mining techniques (discrimination, feature subset selection, rule covering algorithms). This result is a new high

Tim MENZIES; Osamu MIZUNO; Yasunari TAKAGI; Tohru KIKUNO

2009-01-01

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Language as a Resource in Project Management: A Case Study and a Conceptual Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study sheds light on how project managers can use language as a resource for communicating with local communities and stakeholders alike, and protect the legitimacy of their decisions and actions. The verbal accounts produced by a senior project management team are examined in-depth. The accounts address the claims raised by residents affected by the expansion of the Heathrow airport.

Nuno A. Gil

2010-01-01

59

Methodological Issues In Forestry Mitigation Projects: A CaseStudy Of Kolar District  

SciTech Connect

There is a need to assess climate change mitigationopportunities in forest sector in India in the context of methodologicalissues such as additionality, permanence, leakage, measurement andbaseline development in formulating forestry mitigation projects. A casestudy of forestry mitigation project in semi-arid community grazing landsand farmlands in Kolar district of Karnataka, was undertaken with regardto baseline and project scenariodevelopment, estimation of carbon stockchange in the project, leakage estimation and assessment ofcost-effectiveness of mitigation projects. Further, the transaction coststo develop project, and environmental and socio-economic impact ofmitigation project was assessed.The study shows the feasibility ofestablishing baselines and project C-stock changes. Since the area haslow or insignificant biomass, leakage is not an issue. The overallmitigation potential in Kolar for a total area of 14,000 ha under variousmitigation options is 278,380 tC at a rate of 20 tC/ha for the period2005-2035, which is approximately 0.67 tC/ha/yr inclusive of harvestregimes under short rotation and long rotation mitigation options. Thetransaction cost for baseline establishment is less than a rupee/tC andfor project scenario development is about Rs. 1.5-3.75/tC. The projectenhances biodiversity and the socio-economic impact is alsosignificant.

Ravindranath, N.H.; Murthy, I.K.; Sudha, P.; Ramprasad, V.; Nagendra, M.D.V.; Sahana, C.A.; Srivathsa, K.G.; Khan, H.

2007-06-01

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Jefferson Park : case study of a public housing project in transformation  

E-print Network

This study focuses on the redevelopment of Jefferson Park, a public housing project in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The work establishes the historical political, social, and physical context in which that redevelopment takes ...

Powers, David Thomas

1984-01-01

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The Women's Health Project : a case study of organisational rupture in a time of transition.  

E-print Network

??Using a case study approach, the research explores social movement, resource mobilisation and feminist organisational theories to provide a framework for understanding the growth, development… (more)

Msimang, Sisonke.

2006-01-01

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A Case Study of Modular-Based Project Oriented Learning in Electrical Engineering  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Considering the worldwide acceptance of problem/project-based learning methods, the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Dokuz Eylül University replaced its curriculum with a modular-based problem/project oriented one in Fall 2002. Current education system consists of sequentially given two, three or four week-long problem or project-based modules. Different from the conventional approach, in our system traditional courses are individually covered as independent modules given in sequential manner. While the first three years consist mainly of problem-based modules, senior year is purely project oriented. In this study, we present our experiences through the example of a senior year module. Our experience suggests that project-oriented learning in senior year is an effective method of teaching not only the theoretical or practical aspects of the subject matter but also the necessary qualities for real life experiences of soon-to-be engineers.

Kuntalp, Damla Gürkan; Demir, Güleser Kalayc?; Akay, Olcay

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Project on Social Architecture in Education. Final Report. Part III: Case Studies. Chapter 8: Innovation in Lakeport. Two Case Studies. College High School: A Planning Case Study. The Founding of Julius Appelbaum High School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains chapter 8 of the final report of the Project on Social Architecture in Education. Chapter 8 contains two case studies, set in a large urban district with an entrenched central office bureaucracy and a militant teachers' union. The pressures of a fiscal crisis surrounded both efforts. College High School was intended to serve…

Miles, Matthew B.; And Others

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Initiating transdisciplinarity in academic case study teaching : Experiences from a regional development project in Salzburg, Austria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe experiences with the initiation of transdisciplinarity in academic case study teaching with special reference to regional planning, based on the case study “Leben 2014 (Life 2014) – perspectives for regional development in the national park region Ober-pinz-gau, Salzburg”. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The methodology used, was the evaluation of process steps of

Andreas Muhar; Ulli Vilsmaier; Michaela Glanzer; Bernhard Freyer

2006-01-01

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Initiating Transdisciplinarity in Academic Case Study Teaching: Experiences from a Regional Development Project in Salzburg, Austria  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe experiences with the initiation of transdisciplinarity in academic case study teaching with special reference to regional planning, based on the case study "Leben 2014 (Life 2014)--perspectives for regional development in the national park region Ober-pinz-gau, Salzburg".…

Muhar, Andreas; Vilsmaier, Ulli; Glanzer, Michaela; Freyer, Bernhard

2006-01-01

66

The Woodlands Metro Center energy study. Case studies of project planning and design for energy conservation  

SciTech Connect

Appendix II of The Woodlands Metro Center Energy Study near Houston consists of the following: Metro Center Program, Conventional Plan Building Prototypes and Detail Parcel Analysis, Energy Plan Building Prototypes, and Energy Plan Detail Parcel Analysis.

Not Available

1980-03-01

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Case Study 1 The database system that you are to implement in this project is for a typical Car Rental  

E-print Network

Case Study 1 The database system that you are to implement in this project is for a typical Car Rental Company called SuperRent. The main function of SuperRent is to rent cars and trucks to its location maintains a number of cars and trucks. The car types include: Economy, Compact, Mid-size, Standard

Lakshmanan, Laks V.S.

68

Collaborative design and use of open educational resources: a case study of a mathematics teacher education project in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

In South Africa, poor performance of learners in mathematics across the school system is a problem demanding new solutions. One possible solution is to try to raise standards through the use of open educational resources (OER). This article presents and discusses findings from a case study of a collaborative OER development project initiated by the South African Institute of Distance

Ingrid Sapire; Yvonne Reed

2011-01-01

69

Developing High-Resolution Climate Projections at the Watershed Scale: A Hubbard Brook Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Climate projections from global climate models (GCMs), at scales of 100s of km, are typically too coarse to use as input for small watershed scale modeling. This mismatch in scale has driven many advances in the field of statistical downscaling, a method whereby a statistical model is trained on a set of observations and historical GCM simulations, then used to develop high-resolution projections of future climate at scales ranging from individual weather stations to multi-kilometer grids required to accurately assess potential hydrometeorological impacts. With one set of observations and one statistical downscaling technique, it is impossible to assess the uncertainty introduced by this approach. Here, we describe the inputs required to generate watershed-scale climate projections using the example of projections developed for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire. We compare the projected changes in temperature and precipitation, derived from gridded vs. point-based observations, and monthly quantile mapping vs. daily quantile regression downscaling approaches, and evaluate implications for changes in water, carbon and nitrogen cycles as projected by the PnET-BGC biogeochemical model. This study illustrates the importance of careful selection of observational data and statistical downscaling methods when modeling small spatial scales, particularly in areas with highly variable topography and complex terrain.

Stoner, A. K.; Hayhoe, K.; Pourmokhtarian, A.; Driscoll, C. T.; Campbell, J. L.

2013-12-01

70

Joint implementation initiatives in South Africa: A case study of two energy-efficiency projects  

SciTech Connect

This paper explores the issues pertinent to Joint Implementation (JI) in South Africa by examining two prototype potential projects on energy efficiency with the potential for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The first is an energy-efficient lighting project based on the public electricity utility, Eskom's plan for a compact fluorescent lighting program in the residential sector. The analysis indicates that the CFL program could avoid emissions of up to 243 thousand tons of carbon over the first five years, at negative cost (that is, with a positive economic return). The second project involves the delivery of passive solar, energy-efficient housing to a low-income township in the Western Cape Province, at an incremental capital cost of approximately $2.5m for the 6000 houses. In this case, the avoided GHG emissions over the first five years amount to between 14 and 20 tons of carbon, and over the 50 year life-span of the project it will result to 140 to 200 thousand tons of avoided emissions at a cost of $13 to $17 per ton. The housing project has significant non-GHG benefits such as savings on energy bills and health, which accrue to the low-income dwellers. A number of important JI-specific issues and concerns emerge with respect to the two projects, which can also be applied to other potential JI opportunities in the country generally. These include the issues of carbon credit sharing, for which a number of scenarios are suggested, as well as estimating unknown macroeconomic impacts, such as the effects of CFLs on the country's incandescent lighting industry. Findings from an examination of both potential projects conclude that capacity-building within the country is critical to ensure that the technology being transferred balances efficiency, cost and quality appropriate to the South African context. Finally, assessment and evaluation, monitoring and verification criteria and institutions are called for to guarantee measurable long-term environmental, economic and other non-GHG related benefits of potential JI projects.

Van Horen, C.; Simmonds, G.; Parker, G.

1998-11-01

71

MULTIPLE CONTAMINANTS CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The presentation provides information taken from the arsenic demonstration program projects that have treatment systems removing multiply contaminants from drinking water. The case studies sited in the presentation consist of projects that have arsenic along with either nitrate, ...

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Transition Outcomes Project: Perceptions of School Personnel Explored through a Multiple Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study investigated the perceptions of 8 Local Education Agency (LEA) personnel who implemented the Transition Outcomes Project (TOP) in a midwestern state. These personnel represented 100% of the state LEAs who instigated the pilot of TOP in the participating state. Findings showed that TOP had 3 major positive effects: greater…

Finn, Jane E.; Kohler, Paula D.

2010-01-01

73

The Use of Mobile Technologies in Project-Based Science: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The main aim of this study was to examine how a group of elementary students perceived their engagement in a project-based science intervention investigating the water quality of a local lake. The students collaborated with a scientist to conduct various experiments and used handheld computers to collect and analyze data in order to examine the…

Avraamidou, Lucy

2013-01-01

74

Compressed Air System Renovation Project Improves Production at a Food Processing Facility: Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) BestPractices Technical Case Study  

SciTech Connect

This case study is one in a series on industrial firms who are implementing energy efficient technologies and system improvements into their manufacturing processes. This case study documents the activities, savings, and lessons learned on the food processing facility project.

Wogsland, J.

2001-06-18

75

Tunnelling in Urbanised Areas - Geotechnical Case Studies at Different Project Stages  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tunnelling in urbanised areas is always a challenge for the client and the contractor as well as for the designers, the engineers, and the geologists. The high demand for space and the disturbance of existing infrastructures by construction measures increasingly forces future infrastructure projects to be carried out underground. At the same time, interferences with human, natural or water resources shall be reduced and noise, dust, as well as site traffic shall be minimised. Quite frequently, politics also come into play. All these factors may lead to pre-determined routes, with ground conditions which may not always be very favourable. This article presents examples of different projects at different stages and emphasizes the importance of engineering geology in the route selection process. The most promising options are routes located in ground, which is not sensitive to settlement and/or water ingress. A longer route in favourable ground conditions is to be given preference over a shorter route in adverse ground conditions. In case of no alternative, the risk of surface settlements and exploding construction costs have to be taken into account. The first project presented is the railway line in the Inn valley / Tyrol, comprising four sections in urbanised areas, which - due to environmental and political reasons - have to cross infrastructure facilities and traffic lines, often in unfavourable ground conditions. There is a variety of construction methods in the tender design to be applied in urbanised tunnelling ranging from NATM tunnels with local groundwater draw-down and jet grouting enclosure against water pressure, to TBM-driven tunnels with hydro-shield. The second project is a planned by-pass for the city of Linz, which is at the environmental impact assessment stage. The alignment is dominated by geological considerations, avoiding unfavourable ground conditions to the greatest possible extent.

Eder, Stefan; Poscher, Gerhard; Kohl, Bernhard

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Five Case Studies for Youth-at-Risk Project. Research Report No. 88-11.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The five case studies in this volume concern at-risk youth. Disadvantaged youth programs in different states were studied by different authors: (1) Albuquerque, New Mexico (Richard Mendel); (2) Baltimore, Maryland (Edward C. Lorenz); (3) Hartford, Connecticut (Richard Funkhouser and Delsie Gandia-Fabian; (4) Oakland, California (David Snedeker);…

National Commission for Employment Policy (DOL), Washington, DC.

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Case study: the Argentina Road Safety Project: lessons learned for the decade of action for road safety, 2011-2020.  

PubMed

This case study of the Argentina Road Safety Project demonstrates how the application of World Bank road safety project guidelines focused on institution building can accelerate knowledge transfer, scale up investment and improve the focus on results. The case study highlights road safety as a development priority and outlines World Bank initiatives addressing the implementation of the World Report on Road Traffic Injury's recommendations and the subsequent launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, from 2011-2020. The case study emphasizes the vital role played by the lead agency in ensuring sustainable road safety improvements and promoting the shift to a 'Safe System' approach, which necessitated the strengthening of all elements of the road safety management system. It summarizes road safety performance and institutional initiatives in Argentina leading up to the preparation and implementation of the project. We describe the project's development objectives, financing arrangements, specific components and investment staging. Finally, we discuss its innovative features and lessons learned, and present a set of supplementary guidelines, both to assist multilateral development banks and their clients with future road safety initiatives, and to encourage better linkages between the health and transportation sectors supporting them. PMID:24722740

Raffo, Veronica; Bliss, Tony; Shotten, Marc; Sleet, David; Blanchard, Claire

2013-12-01

78

Discrimination discovery in scientific project evaluation: A case study$ Andrea Romei, Salvatore Ruggieri and Franco Turini  

E-print Network

records is a non-trivial problem. It requires the design of ad-hoc methods and techniques of analysis, experimentation with real data. This paper contributes by presenting a case study on gender discrimination discovery process. Gender bias in scientific research is a challenging problem, that has been tackled

Ruggieri, Salvatore

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Who Benefits from Community-Based Participatory Research? A Case Study of the Positive Youth Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has evolved as a popular new paradigm in health research. This shift is exciting, yet there is still much to discover about how various stakeholders are affected. This article uses a critical social science perspective to explore who benefits from these changes through an analysis of a CBPR case study

Flicker, Sarah

2008-01-01

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The California Conservation Corps: A Case Study. Working Paper #5. The State Youth Initiatives Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through site visits, a case study was made of the California Conservation Corps (CCC) in order to provide a description of its history, objectives, program features, participants, funding patterns, future plans, and key issues scheduled to be addressed by the program. Descended from similar earlier programs, the CCC was established in 1976. After…

Bailin, Michael A.

81

The India Education Project: A Case Study of Institution Building and Organizational Conflict.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This monograph, relating to events that happened during 1966-68, is a case study of a voluntary, educational, and intercultural organization that had been service oriented for almost 15 years. The organization had been organizing literacy classes, opening rural libraries, providing health extension, and conducting a small program of publication…

Bhola, Harbans S.

82

The ramp-up problem in software projects: a case study of how software immigrants naturalize  

Microsoft Academic Search

Joining a software development team is like moving to a new country to start employment: the immigrant has a lot to learn about the job, the local customs, and sometimes a new language. In an exploratory case study, we interviewed four software immigrants, in order to characterize their naturalization process. Seven patterns in four major categories were found. In this

Susan Elliott Sim; Richard C. Holt

1998-01-01

83

Promoting Professional Development in Undergraduate Engineering Using Laboratory Team Projects: A Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Good professional communication skills and the ability to work in teams are critical skills demanded by engineering companies. Further, in order to maintain competitiveness and to work in the global marketplace, engineering companies are increasingly supporting the creation and use of professional standards that are developed by engineering societies. Unfortunately, many undergraduates have historically received little or no education regarding this aspect of engineering. This paper describes the efforts to provide students with laboratory-based projects which provide students with significant exposure to professional engineering standards and practices. These projects require the students to read professional standards that pertain to the particular topic under study and to operate vehicles while using professional automotive engineering tools.

Davis, Gregory; Hoff, Craig

2011-06-27

84

Estimation of seismically detectable portion of a gas plume: CO2CRC Otway project case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

CO2CRC Otway project comprises of several experiments involving CO2/CH4 or pure CO2 gas injection into different geological formations at the Otway test site (Victoria, Australia). During the first stage of the project, which was finished in 2010, more than 64,000 t of gas were injected into the depleted gas reservoir at ~2 km depth. At the moment, preparations for the next stage of the project aiming to examine capabilities of seismic monitoring of small scale injection (up to 15,000 t) into saline formation are ongoing. Time-lapse seismic is one of the most typical methods for CO2 geosequestration monitoring. Significant experience was gained during the first stage of the project through acquisition and analysis of the 4D surface seismic and numerous time-lapse VSP surveys. In order to justify the second stage of the project and optimise parameters of the experiment, several modelling studies were conducted. In order to predict seismic signal we populate realistic geological model with elastic properties, model their changes using fluid substitution technique applied to the fluid flow simulation results and compute synthetic seismic baseline and monitor volumes. To assess detectability of the time-lapse signal caused by the injection, we assume that the time-lapse noise level will be equivalent to the level of difference between the last two Otway 3D surveys acquired in 2009 and 2010 using conventional surface technique (15,000 lbs vibroseis sources and single geophones as the receivers). In order to quantify the uncertainties in plume imaging/visualisation due to the time-lapse noise realisation we propose to use multiple noise realisations with the same F-Kx-Ky amplitude spectra as the field noise for each synthetic signal volume. Having signal detection criterion defined in the terms of signal/time- lapse noise level on a single trace we estimate visible portion of the plume as a function of this criterion. This approach also gives an opportunity to attempt to evaluate probability of the signal detection. The authors acknowledge the funding provided by the Australian government through its CRC program to support this CO2CRC research project. We also acknowledge the CO2CRC's corporate sponsors and the financial assistance provided through Australian National Low Emissions Coal Research and Development (ANLEC R&D). ANLEC R&D is supported by Australian Coal Association Low Emissions Technology Limited and the Australian Government through the Clean Energy Initiative.

Pevzner, Roman; Caspari, Eva; Bona, Andrej; Galvin, Robert; Gurevich, Boris

2013-04-01

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Translating global climate model projections into usable information for water managers and industry: A case study from Tasmania, Australia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Translating meteorological projections from global climate models (GCMs) into useful information for water managers and industry involves addressing a combination of technical and communication challenges. The Climate Futures for Tasmania project has projected water yield in Tasmania, Australia to 2100. This paper describes how the Climate Futures for Tasmania project successfully translated climate projections into useable information for water managers and industry. From its inception, the Climate Futures for Tasmania project has maintained a dialogue with the two major water managers in the Tasmania: the Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), the government body with statutory responsibility for water management in Tasmania, and Hydro Tasmania, Australia's largest hydropower generator. Frequent discussions with these two organisations directed the technical research into future water yields. Tasmania is a difficult region for climate change-hydrology studies. Tasmania's complex rainfall patterns are not replicated by GCMs, and hence GCMs produce information that is too general to be useful to Tasmanian water managers. To overcome this problem, GCM projections were downscaled to a finer spatial resolution. Downscaling greatly improved the spatial correlation of modelled rainfall with observations, and accordingly the usefulness of the projections to water managers. The downscaled climate projections were fed into hydrological models to produce projections of streamflow. The hydrological modelling involved two steps: 1. Runoff modelling - calculating statewide, gridded natural runoff at a resolution of 0.05 degrees 2. River system modelling - aggregating the gridded natural runoff to 65 Tasmanian river basins and then accounting for human activities in rivers including dams, irrigation and hydropower generation. Splitting the hydrological modelling into these two steps allows the effects of climate and human activity to be differentiated. This is important for water managers, as it separates elements outside of their control (climate) from those under their control (e.g. irrigation). While changes in human water use are not considered in the Climate Futures for Tasmania study, Tasmanian water managers will be able to adapt the river systems models to quantify changes in water management policies. Finally, projections of runoff were adapted to run through the Hydro Tasmania Systems model Temsim. Temsim uses hydrological inputs in conjunction with projected power demand and energy prices to simulate the Hydro Tasmania power generation system. The Temsim runs translate CFT climate projections into metrics such as storage levels, power generation, and revenue - metrics that can inform the future operation of the Hydro Tasmania system. The result is climate information tailored to the needs of water managers and industry, ensuring the research will be understandable and useable. This paper presents the communication strategy implemented by Climate Futures for Tasmania, and provides a case study of how interaction with government and industry directed the technical research.

Bennett, J.; Ling, F.; Graham, B.; Grose, M.; Corney, S.; Holz, G.; White, C.; Gaynor, S.; Bindoff, N.

2010-09-01

86

The cost control of communication construction projects: Case study of Zhejiang Post and Telecommunication Construction Corporation  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the increasing competition of communication industry, how to improve the economic efficiency of construction project has been a very urgent task for the communication construction enterprises. This article first posts the importance of cost control in communication construction project. Then further applications are integrated in the cost control of construction projects to Taizhou project department in the sample enterprise,

Zheng Ye; Da-jia Mao

2011-01-01

87

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of a Project to Combat Desertification in Drylands ( Case Study in Centre Western Tunisia )  

Microsoft Academic Search

The success of projects to combat desertification is measured through their contribution to the achievement of outcomes. Monitoring\\u000a and evaluation activities must increase their focus on outcomes by shifting towards better measurement of performance and\\u000a more systematic monitoring. Such activities must be inspired by an organizational culture of learning, transparency and accountability\\u000a \\u000a A case study of participatory monitoring and evaluation

Boubaker Raddaoui

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Risk identification and assessment in subway projects: case study of Nanjing Subway Line 2  

Microsoft Academic Search

Underground subways are constructed in major cities across China to overcome the transportation problems in the urbanization process. The aim is to develop a comprehensive risk checklist associated with subway projects and a methodology to assess the risks at the early stage of a project. Based on the analysis of accidents that have happened in previous projects, a review of

Patrick X. W. Zou; Jie Li

2010-01-01

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ANDRILL educational activities in Italy: progettosmilla.it, a case-study of an interactive project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In January 2006, the Italian ANDRILL (Antartic Geological Drilling) team selected the project progettosmilla.it and its instructor Matteo Cattadori, a high school teacher and collaborator of Museo Tridentino di Scienze Naturali (TN - Italy) to represent Italy in the ANDRILL-ARISE team. The ARISE (Andrill Research Immersion for Science Educators) comprised a group of teachers from 4 nations (US, New Zealand, Germany and Italy) and is part of the initiative Public and Educational Outreach component of the ANDRILL project. The selected teachers are sent to Antarctica and are actively involved in all stages of the scientific investigation, with the main aim of establishing a bridge between research and the schools in the participating countries. Progettosmilla.it was selected to take part in the first edition of ANDRILL-ARISE held at the American Antarctic base of Mc Murdo during the 2006-2007 austral summer.The project makes use of different tools, techniques and forms of communication-education to stimulate the interest and motivation of students, teachers and organizers/trainers in ANDRILL research and polar sciences in general. Activities are organized and scheduled according to a fixed timetable that cover 2/3 of an academic year and are centered on the site www.progettosmilla.it. This site feature daily reports, as well as online activities and various services for users in Italian schools. Among the online materials, more conventional ones are: - summaries of the ANDRILL research and the Antarctic environment; including multimedia (1200 photos, 10 video and audio); resource folders for teachers on 10 different subjects of study; course work for the participating school students. - ITC-oriented materials such as: videoconferencing and chat sessions with Antarctica or between classes, blogs, web-quest, animations and interactive teaching. -Many services are implemented in collaboration with other teachers and allow the ARISE team to perform distant collaborative work between classes of different nations. The project also envisages at least one follow meeting at each participating school with Mr Cattadori and available ANDRILL researchers, in addition to daily support via e-mail to students and teachers to facilitate knowledge transfer or organise teaching activities, such as visits to research centers/museums, contact with other ANDRILL participants/researchers etc. Progettosmilla.it involved 66 registered schools across 18 Italian provinces with a total of 2100 students, 70 meetings at schools and 6000 visits per month to the website.

Cattadori, M.

2008-12-01

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Profiles in renewable energy: Case studies of successful utility-sector projects  

SciTech Connect

As considerations of fuel diversity, environmental concerns, and market uncertainties are increasingly factored into electric utility resource planning, renewable energy technologies are beginning to find their place in the utility resource portfolio. This document profiles 10 renewable energy projects, utilizing six different renewable resources, that were built in the US throughout the 1980s. The resources include: biomass, geothermal, hydropower, photovoltaics, solar thermal, and wind. For each project, the factors that were key to its success and the development issues that it faced are discussed, as are the project`s cost, performance, and environmental impacts and benefits.

Anson, S.; Sinclair, K.; Swezey, B.

1993-10-01

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A Case Study of a Multidisciplinary Service-learning Project in an Appalachian Regional College Campus on a Health-related Community Awareness Campaign  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000aIn this case study, faculty from Communication Studies, Biological Sciences, and Management & Information Systems combined resources of six courses and approximately 135 students in a health-related service-learning project during Fall 2010. The project focused on Cystic Fibrosis (CF) concluding with a public event that attracted audience members from two Appalachian Ohio counties. The project’s goal was to disseminate CF-related

Alice L Crume; Lisa A Beltz; Dean A Porr

2012-01-01

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U.S. Department of Energy remediation and restoration of radioactive sites: Project chariot case study  

SciTech Connect

The Project Chariot Site in the Cape Thompson Region of northwest Alaska was studied under the US Atomic Energy Commission`s Plowshare Program between 1958 and 1962 to determine environmental conditions and background radiation levels. Although no nuclear explosives were ever brought to the site, radioactive tracer studies were conducted by the US Geological Survey in 1962. The US Department of Energy took action to remediate the site in response to the concerns of local inhabitants. The remediation in July--August, 1993 involved sampling the environment for possible contamination, removing contaminated soils, and revegetating the disturbed tundra. Contaminated soil was excavated, packaged, and transported to the Nevada Test Site for disposal. Surface water, soil and sediment from surrounding areas and samples of small mammals, caribou, and vegetation were analyzed for radioisotopes. These results showed that the past risk to human health from site contamination was well within acceptable ranges. No unusual amounts of radioisotopes were detected in the biota. The site was successfully remediated, and no future risk to human health or the environment is expected. Disturbed areas were reseeded and fertilized, and Curlex Excelsior{trademark} blankets were used to keep soil in place. Results of reseeding and natural vegetation recovery were assessed one year after remediation.

Hopkins, A.; Mayasich, S.A. [International Technology Corp., Las Vegas, NV (United States); Wright, S.J. [Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources, Palmer, AK (United States); Hanson, W.C. [Hanson Environmental Research Services, Bellingham, WA (United States); Cabble, K.J. [Dept. of Energy, Las Vegas, NV (United States)

1994-12-31

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Strategic Facilities Management Using Public and Private Funding for Energy Projects: A Case Study  

E-print Network

exceeded the projected savings since its completion in early 2005. Now nearly a decade later, ACCD is participating in a State-funded revolving loan program for energy retrofits estimated at $10 million. A wide range of projects are proposed, including...

Khan, S.; Bible, M.; Strybos, J.

2012-01-01

94

Boeing--A Case Study Example of Enterprise Project Management from a Learning Organization Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The evolution of the Boeing Company illustrates how to achieve an enterprise project management culture through organizational learning. Project management can be a survival technique for adapting to change as well as a proactive mechanism. An organizational culture that supports commitment and enthusiasm and a knowledge management infrastructure…

Szymczak, Conrad C.; Walker, Derek H. T.

2003-01-01

95

Assessing Science Students' Attitudes to Mathematics: A Case Study on a Modelling Project with Mathematical Software  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports the attitudes of students towards mathematics after they had participated in an applied mathematical modelling project that was part of an Applied Mathematics course. The students were majoring in Earth Science at the National Taiwan Normal University. Twenty-six students took part in the project. It was the first time a…

Lim, L. L.; Tso, T. -Y.; Lin, F. L.

2009-01-01

96

User and researcher collaborations in mental health in low and middle income countries: a case study of the EMPOWER project  

PubMed Central

Background Increasing recognition has been given to the interaction of users and researchers in shaping the perspective and practice of mental health care. However, there remains very little evidence exploring how this interaction works, particularly in low and middle income countries. The aim of this study was to explore experiences of how users and researchers worked together to communicate research, using a case study of the EMPOWER project. Methods The study followed a case-study approach. EMPOWER was a project that sought to strengthen the capacity of user organizations in India, Kenya, Nepal and Zambia by encouraging user-researcher collaborations to communicate research findings in the four countries. A qualitative research method was applied for this study, with semi-structured interviews conducted with seven people: two researchers, one communications developer, and four user group members (one from each of the four countries). Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Results The findings indicated positive perceptions of the collaboration between researchers and users. Key themes were partnership and support, the value of the personal experience of users and their knowledge of the target audiences, and empowerment. Key challenges related to differences in levels of education and technical knowledge and the lack of payments to users. Conclusions This exploratory study provides insight to help understand collaborative processes for communicating mental health research. It highlights many positive outcomes from the EMPOWER collaboration but also highlights the need for more in-depth research on this issue. PMID:24423150

2014-01-01

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Making mapping matter: a case study for short project international partnerships by global public health students  

PubMed Central

Background A large number of global public health students seek international experience as part of their academic curriculum. These placements are often short, given the constraints of cost and time available within the academic calendar. In contrast to international electives for clinical students there are few published guidelines on practical, ethical or feasible projects. This paper describes a ten-day sanitation mapping project in Mumbai, India and explores the broader implications for global public health student electives. Methods Three graduate public health students conducted a geographic review of sanitation facilities in Cheeta Camp informal settlement, Mumbai. Forty-six toilet blocks with 701 individual seats were identified. The project was reviewed ethically, educationally and logistically as a possible model for other short-term international projects. Conclusions Clearer guidelines are needed to support non-clinical placements by global public health students. Projects that are feasible, relevant and meaningful should be foster maximise benefit for learners and host communities. PMID:24964783

Wyber, Rosemary; Potter, James R.; Weaver, Jennifer B.

2014-01-01

98

Waterfront developments in the Middle East case study : the Golden Horn Project, Istanbul, Turkey  

E-print Network

This thesis examines waterfront developments in the Middle East . It concentrates on the Golden Horn project in Istanbul as it raises a number of issues that are central to any such development in that region. In order for ...

Alamuddin, Hana S. (Hana Slieman)

1987-01-01

99

Risk analysis in oil and gas projects : a case study in the Middle East  

E-print Network

Global demand for energy is rising around the world. Middle East is a major supplier of oil and gas and remains an important region for any future oil and gas developments. Meanwhile, managing oil and gas projects are ...

Zand, Emad Dolatshahi

2009-01-01

100

Guidebook for Regional and State Environmental Analysis of Projects in Appalachia. Volume II. Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This guidebook for regional and state environmental analysis of projects in Appalachia was prepared for the Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Division of The Appalachian Regional Commission. The entire effort has been divided into two major compo...

1977-01-01

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Learning from Experience Case Studies of the Hyper-X Project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Hyper-X project (X-43A) provides a number of "lessons learned" which can be applied to other aerospace project. The specific areas examined were the selection of the goals of the Hyper-X. How the technical unknowns and assumptions were handled. The final lesson was the ambiguous nature of risk assessment, and how trying to remove a technical unknown can have unintended consequences.

Peebles, Curtis

2009-01-01

102

Incorporating Tsunami Projections to Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessments -A Case Study for Midway Atoll-  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent global models predict a rise of approximately one meter in global sea level by 2100, with potentially larger increases in areas of the Pacific Ocean. If current climate change trends continue, low-lying islands across the globe may become inundated over the next century, placing island biodiversity at risk. Adding to the risk of inundation due to sea level rise is the occurrence of cyclones and tsunamis. This combined trend will affect the low-lying islands of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and it is therefore important to assess its impact since these islands are critical habitats to many endangered endemic species and support the largest tropical seabird rookery in the world. The 11 March 2011 Tohoku (Mw=8.8) earthquake-tsunami affected the habitat of many endangered endemic species in Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge because all three islands (Sand, Eastern and Spit) were inundated by tsunami waves. At present sea level, some tsunamis from certain source regions would not affect Midway Atoll. For example, the previous earthquake-tsunamis such as the 15 November 2006 Kuril (Mw=8.1) and 13 February 2007 Kuril (Mw=7.9) were not significant enough to affect Midway Atoll. But at higher sea levels, tsunamis with similar characteristics could pose a threat to such terrestrial habitats and wildlife. To visualize projected impacts to vegetation composition, wildlife habitat, and wildlife populations, we explored and analyzed inundation vulnerability for a range of possible sea level rise and tsunami scenarios at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Studying the combined threat of tsunamis and sea level rise can provide more accurate and comprehensive assessments of the vulnerability of the unique natural resources on low-lying islands. A passive sea level rise model was used to determine how much inundation will occur at different sea level rise values for the three islands of Midway Atoll and each scenario was coupled with NOAA Center for Tsunami Research's tsunami forecasting tool. The tsunami forecasting tool was used to generate tsunami scenarios from different source regions and served as boundary conditions for inundation models to project the coastal impact at Midway Atoll. Underlying the tsunami forecast tool is a database of pre-computed tsunami propagation runs for discrete sections of the earth's subduction zones that are the principal locus of tsunami-generating activity. The new LiDAR topographic data, which is the first high resolution elevation data for three individual islands of Midway Atoll, was used for both the passive sea level rise model and inundation model for Midway Atoll. Results of the study will indicate how the combined climate change and tsunami occurrence will affect Midway Atoll and can therefore be used for early climate change adaptation and mitigation planning, especially for vulnerable species and areas of the Atoll.

Gica, E.; Reynolds, M.

2012-12-01

103

The South: Birmingham Case Study, and The South as a Region. Grade Five (Unit IV). Resource Unit. Project Social Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study on Birmingham is presented in the first part of this resource unit on regional studies designed for fifth graders. The objective of the sequent occupance unit is to illustrate the impact which the discovery and utilization of a large natural resource, namely, iron ore, can have on the development of a city, in the hope that students…

Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Project Social Studies Curriculum Center.

104

A Study of Three Cultures: Germany, Japan and the United States--An Overview of the TIMSS Case Study Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses case studies of the United States, Germany, and Japan included in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Highlights national standards, teacher training and working conditions, attitudes toward dealing with ability differences, and the place of school in adolescents' lives. Compared to Japanese and German…

Stevenson, Harold W.

1998-01-01

105

Expanding Omani Learners' Horizons through Project-Based Learning: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As a relatively innovative teaching/learning approach in the Arabian Gulf region, in general, and in Oman, in particular, project-based learning requires progressive amendments and adaptations to the national culture of the learner. This article offers analysis of the current state of the approach in the local educational environment. Furthermore,…

Dauletova, Victoria

2014-01-01

106

Implementing a new performance management system within a project-based organization : A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper seeks to show that implementing change initiatives in organizations is extremely problematic, particularly in relation to human resource management (HRM) initiatives. The challenges inherent in implementing new HRM systems and procedures is arguably more acute in project-based organizations where temporary teams and geographically dispersed employees render the coherent implementation of new systems and procedures problematic. This

Mei-I Cheng; Andrew Dainty; David Moore

2007-01-01

107

A Project-Based Learning Approach: A Case Study in China  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The goal of higher education is to cultivate graduates' creative capability, critical thinking skills, and other professional qualities. This paper describes a project-based course and its application in graduate-level education. This course is to improve students' creative capability, collaboration capability, and self-direction. It includes many…

Xu, Yueyu; Liu, Wenqi

2010-01-01

108

Negotiated Assessment Criteria and Peer Assessment in Software Engineering Group Project Work: A Case Study  

E-print Network

Negotiated Assessment Criteria and Peer Assessment in Software Engineering Group Project Work and as a basis for assessment. . Students'critical evaluation of their own and others'achievements, in the context of moderated self and peer assessment. Although the work is assessed as a group, it has proved

Kent, University of

109

Solar Collector Design Optimization: A Hands-on Project Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A solar power collector optimization design project has been developed for use in undergraduate classrooms and/or laboratories. The design optimization depends on understanding the current-voltage characteristics of the starting photovoltaic cells as well as how the cell's electrical response changes with increased light illumination. Students…

Birnie, Dunbar P., III; Kaz, David M.; Berman, Elena A.

2012-01-01

110

Project Management Series Case Study: The Office of Registration and Records  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is the third in a series of eight articles on project management (PM) in the academy. In this article, the authors describe the step-by-step implementation of a structural change to Indiana State University's (ISU's) Office of Registration and Records (ORR). The process described may vary as it is implemented elsewhere, but the authors…

Burgher, Karl E.; Snyder, Michael

2012-01-01

111

A Case Study of a Community-Based Transition Education Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evaluation of a 3-year transition education program at the Pingelly School in Western Australia used data from 29 students and staff interviews, direct observation, and document analysis to compare 4 projects established to improve the employability of students (in particular, Aboriginal students and girls who were at highest risk of being early…

Lake, John; Williamson, John

112

Community partnered projects: a case study of a collaborative effort to improve sanitation in a marginalized community in northwest Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a growing recognition in developing countries that community participation in water and sanitation projects is a\\u000a necessary strategy in sustainable development. The main advantage of following such an approach is that, if participation\\u000a can encourage a sense of ownership of the projects, the benefits of the project are more likely to extend over the long term.\\u000a The case

Agustin Robles-Morua; Alex S. Mayer; Mary H. Durfee

2009-01-01

113

HURI SURI: Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The HURI SURI project is developing a regional biotechnology workforce pipeline by expanding and supporting biotechnology research experiences for Jamestown Community College (JCC) undergraduates and disseminating these research experiences and materials to area high school teachers and students. This page includes two case studies, "Mosquito and walbachia" and "Heartworm Experimental Design." Students will examine these case studies and then complete the worksheet for the SCA in class case study

2014-07-15

114

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF THE ARTS-IN-EDUCATION PROJECT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aims of the recent arts education reform is to build on the strengths of existing practice, to allow greater autonomy for schools to fully develop their school- based arts curriculum and to provide space for more new art forms for students to pursue their preferences in the arts. This paper investigates the effects of the 'Arts-in-Education' project (2001-2002), piloted

Jane CHEUNG

115

Curriculum as Transmitter of Socioeconomic ValuesCase Study of a Middle School Writing Project'  

Microsoft Academic Search

The social context of a sixth-grade writing project was analyzed to iden-tify both the manifest and hidden curriculum and to relate findings to expectations and norms of society by using methods of ethnographic fieldwork. Data sources included field notes, videotapes, teacher inter-views, and a student questionnaire. Findings suggest that enacted cur-riculum, i.e., a simulation game, shapes values through tacit acceptance

June Martin

1982-01-01

116

Outsourcing a High Speed Internet Access Project: An Information Technology Class Case Study in Three Parts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In early 2004, the Hilton Hotels Corporation (HHC) required that all of its hotels (both owned and franchised) install high-speed Internet access (HSIA) in all of their rooms by June 2004. This case focuses on how one of its franchise properties located on the northern gulf coast of Florida (the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort &…

Platt, Richard G.; Carper, William B.; McCool, Michael

2010-01-01

117

Downscaling future climate projections to the watershed scale: a north San Francisco Bay estuary case study  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We modeled the hydrology of basins draining into the northern portion of the San Francisco Bay Estuary (North San Pablo Bay) using a regional water balance model (Basin Characterization Model; BCM) to estimate potential effects of climate change at the watershed scale. The BCM calculates water balance components, including runoff, recharge, evapotranspiration, soil moisture, and stream flow, based on climate, topography, soils and underlying geology, and the solar-driven energy balance. We downscaled historical and projected precipitation and air temperature values derived from weather stations and global General Circulation Models (GCMs) to a spatial scale of 270 m. We then used the BCM to estimate hydrologic response to climate change for four scenarios spanning this century (2000–2100). Historical climate patterns show that Marin’s coastal regions are typically on the order of 2 °C cooler and receive five percent more precipitation compared to the inland valleys of Sonoma and Napa because of marine influences and local topography. By the last 30 years of this century, North Bay scenarios project average minimum temperatures to increase by 1.0 °C to 3.1 °C and average maximum temperatures to increase by 2.1 °C to 3.4 °C (in comparison to conditions experienced over the last 30 years, 1981–2010). Precipitation projections for the 21st century vary between GCMs (ranging from 2 to 15% wetter than the 20th-century average). Temperature forcing increases the variability of modeled runoff, recharge, and stream discharge, and shifts hydrologic cycle timing. For both high- and low-rainfall scenarios, by the close of this century warming is projected to amplify late-season climatic water deficit (a measure of drought stress on soils) by 8% to 21%. Hydrologic variability within a single river basin demonstrated at the scale of subwatersheds may prove an important consideration for water managers in the face of climate change. Our results suggest that in arid environments characterized by high topo-climatic variability, land and water managers need indicators of local watershed hydrology response to complement regional temperature and precipitation estimates. Our results also suggest that temperature forcing may generate greater drought stress affecting soils and stream flows than can be estimated by variability in precipitation alone.

Micheli, Elisabeth; Flint, Lorraine; Flint, Alan; Weiss, Stuart; Kennedy, Morgan

2012-01-01

118

Case Study of Two MBCx Projects: Using M&V to Track Energy Performance  

E-print Network

’s claimed savings do not stand up to third party review #0;? Savings lifetimes are short #0;? Negative impact on program realization rates 6 Need for Robust M&V in RCx Projects Needs: • Demonstrate actual, verified energy savings benefits of RCx • Provide a...W and steam meters • Electric and steam trended at 15 minute intervals • Data stored indefinitely #0;? Web-based points mapped from BAS • Chiller kW • BAS points trended at 1 minute intervals • Data stored for 6 months 11 Soda Hall • UC Berkeley’s Computer...

Jump, D.

2007-01-01

119

ArctiQuest: A Case Study in Sustainability for Education & Public Outreach Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

ArctiQuest: Enter the Cryosphere, Exploring Ice in the Solar System, is an official International Polar Year (IPY) Education & Public Outreach (EPO) activity for urban youth made possible by support from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Earth Science Division. The presenter, Richard Shope, is the Principal Investigator. ArctiQuest leveraged the NASA curriculum authored by Shope, entitled Exploring Ice in the Solar System, to build an international program (U.S. & Mexico) utilizing an urban science enterprise model. The model depends on cultivating relationships with community organizations (governmental, educational, youth employment, as well as non-profit, nongovernmental organizations) to develop creativity and talent within the arena of science and advanced technologies. Through the COUNCIL TO ADVANCE URBAN SCIENCE ENTERPRISE (CAUSE), Shope has established the Urban Science Corps in Los Angeles, Baltimore, New Yok, and Chicago, and La Ciencia A Tu Alcance (Science You Can Reach) in Mexico and Puerto Rico. These projects carry out the NASA ArctiQuest project by providing job slots for undergraduate interships and high school-age apprenticeships as INQUIRY COACHES.

Shope, R.

2009-12-01

120

ATBC Study - Current Projects  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content Home Contact Us Links Study Details Questionnaires & Forms Current Projects ATBC Study Bibliography Study Investigators & Collaborators Proposal Review & Collaboration Research Consortium Projects Current Projects Prostate Lung Colorectal Pancreas Bladder Gastric Esophagus Renal Lymphomas/Leukemias Liver/biliary Head

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The Uses of Research Sponsored by the Administration on Aging (AoA). Case Study No. 6. The Home Equity Conversion Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study, one in a series of research efforts designed to examine the utilization of the Administration on Aging's research, describes the different types of uses of findings of the Home Equity Conversion Project (HECP), which developed ways of converting home equity into usable income. The first chapter describes the project and overviews…

Peterson, Kristina; Heinsohn, Ingrid

122

A case study of elementary teachers' conceptions of environmental literacy in relationship to a tall grass prairie restoration project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to describe seven elementary teachers' conceptions of environmental literacy in relationship to a tall grass prairie restoration project and to explore ways in which the tall grass prairie restoration project for third grade contributed to enhancing educational learning experiences. The research questions were: 1. What are teachers' conceptions of environmental literacy for third grade students? 2. How does the prairie restoration trip contribute to teachers' capacity to teach for environmental literacy of third grade students? 3. What is the pedagogical value of the prairie restoration project? The theoretical frameworks underpinning this study were David Sobel's (1996) model for developmental progression in children's relationships with nature, and the North American Environmental Education Association's (2011) framework for environmental literacy. The first assertion derived from thematic data analysis of interviews, field trip observations, classroom observations, and artifacts was, The participating teachers' visions of environmental literacy for third grade students included components that spanned across a developmentally appropriate progression from cultivating empathy for living things, to fueling discovery of nature, to fostering a sense of responsibility toward the natural world . Components of environmental literacy described by teachers included being at ease in the natural environment, appreciation and respect, wonder and curiosity, awareness and interdependence, sense of agency, responsibility and service, and environmental knowledge. The second assertion stemming from thematic data analysis was, The prairie restoration project and related curriculum have pedagogical value that included and exceeded addressing state science standards. In addition to addressing state science standards identified by teachers, the curriculum related to the prairie restoration project served as an agent of curricular cohesion to integrate a variety of subject areas, developed scientific ways of thinking, provided life experience for children, and fostered authentic learning experiences through concrete connections. It also provided a means to enhance the presence of science and social studies in elementary curriculum. Themes emerging from qualitative data analysis resonated with Sobel's model of progressive stages in children's relationships with nature, and resulted in a tool potentially useful for design of elementary curriculum aimed at developing environmental literacy.

Shume, Teresa Jayne

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Long-term assessment of an innovative mangrove rehabilitation project: case study on Carey Island, Malaysia.  

PubMed

Wave energy and storm surges threaten coastal ecology and nearshore infrastructures. Although coastal structures are conventionally constructed to dampen the wave energy, they introduce tremendous damage to the ecology of the coast. To minimize environmental impact, ecofriendly coastal protection schemes should be introduced. In this paper, we discuss an example of an innovative mangrove rehabilitation attempt to restore the endangered mangroves on Carey Island, Malaysia. A submerged detached breakwater system was constructed to dampen the energy of wave and trap the sediments behind the structure. Further, a large number of mangrove seedlings were planted using different techniques. Further, we assess the possibility of success for a future mangrove rehabilitation project at the site in the context of sedimentology, bathymetry, and hydrogeochemistry. The assessment showed an increase in the amount of silt and clay, and the seabed was noticeably elevated. The nutrient concentration, the pH value, and the salinity index demonstrate that the site is conducive in establishing mangrove seedlings. As a result, we conclude that the site is now ready for attempts to rehabilitate the lost mangrove forest. PMID:25097894

Motamedi, Shervin; Hashim, Roslan; Zakaria, Rozainah; Song, Ki-Il; Sofawi, Bakrin

2014-01-01

124

Downscaling Future Climate Change Projections for Water Resource Applications: A Case Study for Mesoamerica (Invited)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mesoamerica is a region that is potentially at severe risk due to future climate change. This is especially true for the water resources required for agriculture, human consumption, and hydroelectric power generation. Yet global climate models cannot properly resolve surface climate in the region, due to it's complex topography and nearness to oceans. Precipitation in particular is poorly handled. Further, Mesoamerica is hardly the only region worldwide for which these issues exist. To address this deficiency, a series of high-resolution (4-12 km) dynamical downscaling simulations of future climate change between now and 2060 have been made for Mesoamerica and the Caribbean. We used the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) regional climate model to downscale results from the NCAR CCSM4 CMIP5 RCP8.5 global simulation. The entire region is covered at 12 km horizontal spatial resolution, with as much as possible (especially in mountainous regions) at 4 km. We compare a control period (2006-2010) with 50 years into the future (2056-2060). Basic results for surface climate will be presented, as well as a developing strategy for explicitly employing these results in projecting the implications for water resources in the region. Connections will also be made to other regions around the globe that could benefit from this type of integrated modeling and analysis.

Oglesby, R. J.; Rowe, C. M.; Munoz-Arriola, F.

2013-12-01

125

Long-Term Assessment of an Innovative Mangrove Rehabilitation Project: Case Study on Carey Island, Malaysia  

PubMed Central

Wave energy and storm surges threaten coastal ecology and nearshore infrastructures. Although coastal structures are conventionally constructed to dampen the wave energy, they introduce tremendous damage to the ecology of the coast. To minimize environmental impact, ecofriendly coastal protection schemes should be introduced. In this paper, we discuss an example of an innovative mangrove rehabilitation attempt to restore the endangered mangroves on Carey Island, Malaysia. A submerged detached breakwater system was constructed to dampen the energy of wave and trap the sediments behind the structure. Further, a large number of mangrove seedlings were planted using different techniques. Further, we assess the possibility of success for a future mangrove rehabilitation project at the site in the context of sedimentology, bathymetry, and hydrogeochemistry. The assessment showed an increase in the amount of silt and clay, and the seabed was noticeably elevated. The nutrient concentration, the pH value, and the salinity index demonstrate that the site is conducive in establishing mangrove seedlings. As a result, we conclude that the site is now ready for attempts to rehabilitate the lost mangrove forest. PMID:25097894

Motamedi, Shervin; Hashim, Roslan; Zakaria, Rozainah; Song, Ki-Il; Sofawi, Bakrin

2014-01-01

126

A multiple case study of implementation in 10 local Project ASSIST coalitions in North Carolina  

Microsoft Academic Search

Community health promotion relies heavily on coalitions to address a multitude of public health issues. In spite of their widespread use, there have been very few studies of coalitions at various stages of coalition development. The purpose of this study was to identify factors that facilitated or impeded coalition effectiveness in the implementation stage of coalition develop- ment The research

Michelle Crozier Kegler; Allan Steckler; Sally Herndon Malek; Kenneth McLeroy

1998-01-01

127

Civic Education across Countries: Twenty-four National Case Studies from the IEA Civic Education Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume reports the results of the first phase of the Civic Education Study conducted by International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). During 1996 and 1997, researchers in 24 countries collected documentary evidence on the circumstances, contents, and processes of civic education in response to a common set of…

Torney-Purta, Judith; Schwille, John; Amadeo, Jo-Ann

128

A Case Study in Project-Based Learning: An International Partnership  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As our world becomes more integrated, international business students should develop skills that match corporations' needs. Moreover, students need hands-on, problem-solving, team-based, critical-thinking skills that companies demand. Students need international business experience but many of them lack the funds or support to study or intern…

Smith, Rachel Korfhage

2010-01-01

129

A case study of cost overruns in a Thai condominium project  

E-print Network

) (Co-Chair of Committee) ______________________________ ___________________________ David G. Woodcock James W. Craig, Jr. (Member) (Member) ___________________________ Phillip J. Tabb... committee members: Prof. David G. Woodcock and Prof. James W. Craig, for their support. I would like to thank my parents for inspiring me and my government for supporting my study. I am very grateful to my good friends: Thanasorn Kamolratanayothin...

Roachanakanan, Kwanchai

2005-08-29

130

The Swift Project Contamination Control Program: A Case study of Balancing Cost, Schedule and Risk  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Swift Observatory will be launched in early 2004 to examine the dynamic process of gamma ray burst (GRB) events. The multi-wavelength Observatory will study the GRB afterglow characteristics, which will help to answer fundamental questions about both the structure and the evolution of the universe. The Swift Observatory Contamination Control Program has been developed to aid in ensuring the success of the on-orbit performance of two of the primary instruments: the Ultraviolet and Optical Telescope (UVOT) and the X-Ray Telescope (XRT). During the design phase of the Observatory, the contamination control program evolved and trade studies were performed to assess the risk of contaminating the sensitive UVOT and XRT optics during both pre-launch testing and on-orbit operations, within the constraints of the overall program cost and schedule.

Hansen, Patricia A.; Day, Diane; Secunda, Mark

2003-01-01

131

The Swift Project Contamination Control Program: A Case Study of Balancing Cost, Schedule and Risk  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Swift Observatory will be launched in early 2004 to examine the dynamic process of gamma ray burst (GRB) events. The multi-wavelength Observatory will study the GRB afterglow characteristics, which will help to answer fundamental questions about both the structure and the evolution of the universe. The Swift Observatory Contamination Control Program has been developed to aid in ensuring the success of the on-orbit performance of two of the primary instruments: the Ultraviolet and Optical Telescope (UVOT) and the X-Ray Telescope (XRT). During the design phase of the Observatory, the contamination control program evolved and trade studies were performed to assess the risk of contaminating the sensitive UVOT and XRT optics during both pre-launch testing and on-orbit operations, within the constraints of the overall program cost and schedule.

Hansen, Patricia A.; Day, Diane T.; Secunda, Mark S.; Rosecrans, Glenn P.

2004-01-01

132

Concerns about climate change mitigation projects: summary of findings from case studies in Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of joint implementation as a way to implement climate change mitigation projects in another country has been controversial ever since its inception. Developing countries have raised numerous issues at the project-specific technical level and broader concerns having to do with equity and burden sharing. This paper summarizes the findings of studies for Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa,

Jayant A. Sathaye; Kenneth Andrasko; Willy Makundi; Emilio Lebre La Rovere; N. H. Ravindranath; Anandi Melli; Anita Rangachari; Mireya Imaz; Carlos Gay; Rafael Friedmann; Beth Goldberg; Clive van Horen; Gillian Simmonds; Gretchen Parker

1999-01-01

133

Concerns About Climate Change Mitigation Projects: Summary of Findings from Case Studies in Brazil, India, Mexico, and South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of joint implementation as a way to implement climate change mitigation projects in another country has been controversial ever since its inception. Developing countries have raised numerous issues at the project-specific technical level, and broader concerns having to do with equity and burden sharing. This paper summarizes the findings of studies for Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa,

Jayant A. Sathaye; Kenneth Andrasko; Willy Makundi; Emilio Lebre La Rovere; N. H. Ravinandranath; Anandi Melli; Anita Rangachari; Mireya Amaz; Carlos Gay; Rafael Friedmann; Beth Goldberg; Clive van Horen; Gillina Simmonds; Gretchen Parker

1998-01-01

134

Work-based learning experiences help students with disabilities transition to careers: a case study of University of Washington projects.  

PubMed

This case study describes evidence-based practices employed by a collection of University of Washington projects that engage high school and postsecondary students with disabilities in work-based learning experiences such as industry and research internships, career development activities, job shadows, field trips, and mock interviews. The purpose of the article is two-fold. First, authors share best practices with others who wish to increase the participation of students with disabilities in work-based learning and thereby contribute to their academic and career success. The article discusses methods used to recruit students, employers and mentors, match students with specific opportunities, and prepare students for success. Second, authors share outcomes from studies regarding participation in these work-based learning opportunities, which include increased employment success, motivation to work toward a career, knowledge about careers and the workplace, job-related skills, ability to work with supervisors and coworkers, skills in self-advocating for accommodations, and perceived career options. PMID:24284672

Bellman, Scott; Burgstahler, Sheryl; Ladner, Richard

2014-01-01

135

Examining the Determinants of Occurrence of Accidents at the Construction Phase in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Projects: (A Case Study of Assaloyeh)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, a count-data regression is presented to estimate and analyze the effects of determinant factors affecting the accidents leading to death, through negative binomial regression. For this purpose the structure of 50 accidents that led to death and another 2700 accidents in the Construction Phase in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Projects (a case study of Assaloyeh) during 2003-2005

Seyed Bagher Mortazavi; Abbas Zarae Nezhad; Mansour Zarra Nezhad; Hasan Asilian Mahabadi

2007-01-01

136

Cost-benefit analysis of water-reuse projects for environmental purposes: a case study for Spanish wastewater treatment plants.  

PubMed

Water reuse is an emerging and promising non-conventional water resource. Feasibility studies are essential tools in the decision making process for the implementation of water-reuse projects. However, the methods used to assess economic feasibility tend to focus on internal costs, while external impacts are relegated to unsubstantiated statements about the advantages of water reuse. Using the concept of shadow prices for undesirable outputs of water reclamation, the current study developed a theoretical methodology to assess internal and external economic impacts. The proposed methodological approach is applied to 13 wastewater treatment plants in the Valencia region of Spain that reuse effluent for environmental purposes. Internal benefit analyses indicated that only a proportion of projects were economically viable, while when external benefits are incorporated all projects were economically viable. In conclusion, the economic feasibility assessments of water-reuse projects should quantitatively evaluate economic, environmental and resource availability. PMID:21856067

Molinos-Senante, M; Hernández-Sancho, F; Sala-Garrido, R

2011-12-01

137

Program Evaluation - Automotive Lightweighting Materials Program Research and Development Projects Assessment of Benefits - Case Studies No. 2  

SciTech Connect

This report is the second of a series of studies to evaluate research and development (R&D) projects funded by the Automotive Lightweighting Materials (ALM) Program of the Office of Advanced Automotive Technologies (OAAT) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The objectives of the program evaluation are to assess short-run outputs and long-run outcomes that may be attributable to the ALM R&D projects. The ALM program focuses on the development and validation of advanced technologies that significantly reduce automotive vehicle body and chassis weight without compromising other attributes such as safety, performance, recyclability, and cost. Funded projects range from fundamental materials science research to applied research in production environments. Collaborators on these projects include national laboratories, universities, and private sector firms, such as leading automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. Three ALM R&D projects were chosen for this evaluation: Design and Product Optimization for Cast Light Metals, Durability of Lightweight Composite Structures, and Rapid Tooling for Functional Prototyping of Metal Mold Processes. These projects were chosen because they have already been completed. The first project resulted in development of a comprehensive cast light metal property database, an automotive application design guide, computerized predictive models, process monitoring sensors, and quality assurance methods. The second project, the durability of lightweight composite structures, produced durability-based design criteria documents, predictive models for creep deformation, and minimum test requirements and suggested test methods for establishing durability properties and characteristics of random glass-fiber composites for automotive structural composites. The durability project supported Focal Project II, a validation activity that demonstrates ALM program goals and reduces the lead time for bringing new technology into the marketplace. Focal projects concentrate on specific classes of materials and nonproprietary components and are done jointly by DOE and the Automotive Composites Consortium of U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR). The third project developed a rapid tooling process that reduces tooling time, originally some 48-52 weeks, to less than 12 weeks by means of rapid generation of die-casting die inserts and development of generic holding blocks, suitable for use with large casting applications. This project was conducted by the United States Automotive Materials Partnership, another USCAR consortium.

Das, S.

2003-01-23

138

Students' Failure to Submit Research Projects on Time: A Case Study from Masvingo Regional Centre at Zimbabwe Open University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study sought to determine lecturers' and students' perceptions of factors contributing to students' failure to submit research projects on time in three departments of the Zimbabwe Open University. The study employed a descriptive survey design and was both quantitative and qualitative. The questionnaire used as a data-gathering instrument had…

Chabaya, Owence; Chiome, Chrispen; Chabaya, Raphinos A.

2009-01-01

139

District heating/cogeneration application studies for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Summary of Twin Cities case study and the St. Paul Project  

SciTech Connect

A site-specific study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of a large, cogeneration/district-heating system for US cities. The MInneapolis-St. Paul area was chosen as the site for a case study of a modern hot-water district-heating system. The first phase of the work was a conceptual feasibility study for the entire metropolitan region. The effort concentrated on assessing the heat loads and heat sources that could be connected over a 20-year period. This study phase set the framework for the overall potential for district heating in the region and was the stimulus for the sceond phase, the St. Paul district-heating demonstration project. The St. P District-Heating Development Company is planning to build the first modern hot-water district-heating system in a major US city.

Karnitz, M.A.; Kolb, J.O.

1983-02-01

140

Assessment of stakeholder perceptions in water infrastructure projects using system-of-systems and binary probit analyses: a case study.  

PubMed

Globally, water management is evolving toward integrating participatory processes for decision-making to increase the sustainability of the decision outcome. Information about the perceptions and concerns of stakeholders needs to be readily available to those involved in the decision-making process early in the planning stage to assist in developing viable alternatives that may be implementable with limited public opposition and engender general consensus among stakeholders. The current literature does not identify an appropriate means to incorporate stakeholder views early in the preliminary planning stages without requiring relatively large time commitments or the physical presence of the key stakeholders for meetings and discussions. This study develops and demonstrates a decision-support framework that incorporates the system-of-systems school of thought with binary probit analysis to aid in efficient participatory processes by providing insight regarding the stakeholders' demographics and select behavioral characteristics in a decision-making process. The methodology first frames the water system as a system-of-systems, an approach that inherently pinpoints the necessity for diverse stakeholder involvement and maps the stakeholders in the system's hierarchy. Then, binary probit analyses are used to quantify the effect of stakeholder characteristics on the likelihood that (1) they perceive or do not perceive a need for new capital-intensive water infrastructure, and (2) they support or oppose new capital-intensive water infrastructure. A water system decision in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta serves as a case study to demonstrate the methodology. Data regarding stakeholder beliefs and perceptions were collected via a web-based survey deployed throughout Southern and Central California The study results indicate that individuals between 18 and 25 years, persons living solely with their spouse, persons associated with environmental stakeholder groups, and individuals who follow the news on local water issues have an increased likelihood of public opposition to new water infrastructure in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. These groups would be those targeted to mitigate public opposition by measures such as attempting to promote further discussion, educational outreach, and incorporating incentives such as increasing jobs or incorporating ecosystem rehabilitation efforts around the area impacted by the project. PMID:23872216

Faust, Kasey; Abraham, Dulcy M; DeLaurentis, Dan

2013-10-15

141

The Lililwan Project: study protocol for a population-based active case ascertainment study of the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in remote Australian Aboriginal communities  

PubMed Central

Introduction Anecdotal reports suggest that high-risk drinking in pregnancy is common in some remote Australian communities. Alcohol is teratogenic and may cause a range of lifelong conditions termed ‘fetal alcohol spectrum disorders’ (FASD). Australia has few diagnostic services for FASD, and prevalence of these neurodevelopmental disorders remains unknown. In 2009, Aboriginal leaders in the remote Fitzroy Valley in North Western Australia identified FASD as a community priority and initiated the Lililwani Project in partnership with leading research organisations. This project will establish the prevalence of FASD and other health and developmental problems in school-aged children residing in the Fitzroy Valley, providing data to inform FASD prevention and management. Methods and analysis This is a population-based active case ascertainment study of all children born in 2002 and 2003 and residing in the Fitzroy Valley. Participants will be identified from the Fitzroy Valley Population Project and Communicare databases. Parents/carers will be interviewed using a standardised diagnostic questionnaire modified for local language and cultural requirements to determine the demographics, antenatal exposures, birth outcomes, education and psychosocial status of each child. A comprehensive interdisciplinary health and neurodevelopmental assessment will be performed using tests and operational definitions adapted for the local context. Internationally recognised diagnostic criteria will be applied to determine FASD prevalence. Relationships between pregnancy exposures and early life trauma, neurodevelopmental, health and education outcomes will be evaluated using regression analysis. Results will be reported according to STROBE guidelines for observational studies. Ethics and dissemination Ethics approval has been granted by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee, the Western Australian Aboriginal Health Information and Ethics Committee, the Western Australian Country Health Service Board Research Ethics Committee and the Kimberley Aboriginal Health Planning Forum Research Sub-committee. Results will be disseminated widely through peer-reviewed manuscripts, reports, conference presentations and the media. PMID:22556161

Elliott, Elizabeth J; Latimer, Jane; Carter, Maureen; Oscar, June; Ferreira, Manuela; Olson, Heather Carmichael; Lucas, Barbara; Doney, Robyn; Salter, Claire; Peadon, Elizabeth; Hawkes, Genevieve; Hand, Marmingee

2012-01-01

142

Integrating Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Project-Based Instruction: A Case Study of an Experienced Teacher  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study of a teacher who engaged his students in inquiry within a technologically rich classroom was conducted over 5 weeks, including 15 regularly scheduled classes. Data include extensive teacher interviews, e-mail, and artifacts such as class notes, curriculum guides, and handouts. A retrospective analysis methodology was utilized to address what Barron et al. (1998), called the “major hurdles”

Anthony J. Petrosino

2004-01-01

143

An applied collaborative training program for graduate students in community psychology: a case study of a community project working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.  

PubMed

The following case study offers a detailed description of a university-organization partnership, the basis for a collaborative outreach training program between community psychology graduate students and a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth center. Students and youth collaborated over 2 semesters on the creation of a social meeting venue within an urban LGBTQ youth-operated center as part of a community outreach project in the students' course in community psychology. Semistructured interviews with the youth and the students provide first-person accounts and perspectives of the project as an effective learning tool for training students in community psychology and in working with LGBTQ youth. PMID:12866683

Stanley, Jeanne L

2003-06-01

144

SERT C project study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The SERT C (Space Electric Rocket Test - C) project study defines a spacecraft mission that would demonstrate the technology readiness of ion thruster systems for primary propulsion and station keeping applications. As a low cost precursor, SERT C develops the components and systems required for subsequent Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) applications. The SERT C mission requirements and preliminary spacecraft and subsystem design are described.

1974-01-01

145

Integrating forage, wildlife, water, and fish projections with timber projections at the regional level: A case study in southern United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The impact of timber management and land-use change on forage production, turkey and deer abundance, red-cockaded woodpecker colonies, water yield, and trout abundance was projected as part of a policy study focusing on the southern United States. The multiresource modeling framework used in this study linked extant timber management and land-area policy models with newly developed models for forage, wildlife, fish, and water. Resource production was integrated through a commonly defined land base that could be geographically partitioned according to individual resource needs. Resources were responsive to changes in land use, particularly human-related, and timber management, particularly the harvest of older stands, and the conversion to planted pine.

Joyce, Linda A.; Flather, Curtis H.; Flebbe, Patricia A.; Hoekstra, Thomas W.; Ursic, Stan J.

1990-07-01

146

Application of Standard Project Management Tools to Research--A Case Study from a Multi-National Clinical Trial  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PRINCE2, which stands for Projects in Controlled Environments, is a project management method covering the organisation, management, and control of projects and is widely used in both government and commercial IT and building projects in the UK. This paper describes the application of PRINCE2 to the management of large clinical trials…

Gist, Peter; Langley, David

2007-01-01

147

A Fluctuating Pattern of Over- and Under-Adherence for HAART: A Case Study from a Videophone Intervention Project.  

PubMed

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) has transformed HIV from a terminal illness to a chronic condition. While disagreement remains regarding the level of medication adherence required to achieve and maintain viral suppression, the highest possible rate is preferable. This article discusses the case study of "Bob," a 54 year-old man living with HIV for 25 years. At baseline, Bob evinced fluctuating patterns of medication over- and under-adherence and reported numerous negative side effects. Bob participated in eight videophone-administered adherence intervention sessions. His adherence improved to a high of 97.9% at one-month follow-up; his negative treatment side effects subsided considerably. This case study demonstrates that videophone technology is a potential medium by which to assess and intervene upon HIV medication adherence. PMID:21607118

Skrajner, Michael J; Camp, Cameron J; Heckman, Timothy G; Haberman, Jessica L; Kochman, Arlene

2011-02-23

148

The Paradox of “Structured” Methods for Software Requirements Management: A Case Study of an e-Government Development Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This chapter outlines the alternative perspectives of “rationalism” and “improvisation” within information systems development\\u000a and describes the major shortcomings of each. It then discusses how these shortcomings manifested themselves within an e-government\\u000a case study where a “structured” requirements management method was employed. Although this method was very prescriptive and\\u000a firmly rooted in the “rational” paradigm, it was observed that users

Kieran Conboy; Michael Lang

2011-01-01

149

Case Studies on Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific. Report of Regional Meeting (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 12-15, 1994). Exemplar Curriculum Project Working Group Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This conference report provides summaries of presentations of country case studies from a project to investigate factors that impinged upon the status of technical and vocational education (TVE) in Asian and Pacific countries. The report includes the case study project terms of reference, a list of delegates, and agenda. Summaries follow of the…

Haas, Adrian, Ed.

150

A comprehensive approach to the formulation of capital projects in developing countries : finance and implementation. Case study, Edendale, Kwazulu (housing)  

E-print Network

This Thesis deals with capital project formulation in developing countries. The objective is to provide guidelines for the formulation of housing development projects, their implementation structures and financial plans ...

Davis, Trevor Paul

1983-01-01

151

Avatar-assisted case studies.  

PubMed

Engaging students in active techniques that promote learning and socialization in nursing may be achieved using Voki technology. The authors discuss a project, and its outcomes, that used avatar-assisted case studies. Instructors looking for a new teaching technology that can be integrated into case studies are encouraged to explore this venue as an active learning technology. PMID:23608909

Anderson, Judy K; Page, Angela M; Wendorf, Deborah M

2013-01-01

152

Design-Build and CM at Risk- comparative analysis for owner decision making based on case studies and project surveys  

E-print Network

for her patience and love. vi NOMENCLATURE CMAR Construction Management- At- Risk DB Design-Build DBB Design-Bid-Build ENR Engineering New Record GMP Guaranty Maximum Price IPD Integrated Project Delivery NCTM National Center for Therapeutics... ..................................... 34 5.3 Cost Data of TIPS Project .......................................................................... 36 5.4 Cost Data of NCTM Project ....................................................................... 37 5.5 Cost Comparison between...

Park, Soon Rock

2012-07-16

153

Adapting the RBSEU Nova Search Project for Use in Intro Astronomy at Truckee Meadows Community College: A Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This poster summary describes how the RBSEU Nova Search project was adapted for use in the introductory astronomy course at Truckee Meadows Community College. The summary discusses what the RBSEU Nova Search project is, motivations for including undergraduate research experiences in a non-majors astronomy course, and "lessons learned" in successfully implementing this project.

Loranz, D.

2011-09-01

154

Evaluating students’ perceptions and attitudes toward computer-mediated project-based learning environment: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigated 68 secondary school students’ perceptions of their computer-mediated project-based learning environment\\u000a and their attitudes towards Project Work (PW) using two instruments—Project Work Classroom Learning Environment Questionnaire\\u000a (PWCLEQ) and Project Work Related Attitudes Instrument (PWRAI). In this project-based learning environment, students experienced\\u000a a face-to-face classroom setting and e-learning by using a synchronous computer-mediated communication (CMC) tool called ‘iCollaborate’

Ling Ying Britta Seet; Choon Lang Quek

2010-01-01

155

Defining a project life-cycle for implementing a high-tech project in rural Southern Africa-a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bridging the gap between first world practices and third world needs remains a topic for continuous debate, research and experimentation. Although the practices of project management are deemed to be generally and universally applicable, the success rate of projects in the developing world is questionable. In South Africa the various provincial governments embarked on a programme to outsource the payment

M. C. Bekker

2004-01-01

156

Soil-plant water status and wine quality: the case study of Aglianico wine (the ZOViSA project)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The terroir analysis, aiming to achieve a better use of environmental features with respect to plant requirement and wine production, needs to be strongly rooted on hydropedology. In fact, the relations between wine quality and soil moisture regime during the cropping season is well established. The ZOViSA Project (Viticultural zoning at farm scale) tests a new physically oriented approach to terroir analysis based on the relations between the soil-plant water status and wine quality. The project is conducted in southern Italy in the farm Quintodecimo of Mirabella Eclano (AV) located in the Campania region, devoted to quality Aglianico red wine production (DOC). The soil spatial distribution of study area (about 3 ha) was recognized by classical soil survey and geophysics scan by EM38DD; then the soil-plant water status was monitored for three years in two experimental plots from two different soils (Cambisol and Calcisol). Daily climate variables (temperature, solar radiation, rainfall, wind), daily soil water variables (through TDR probes and tensiometers), crop development (biometric and physiological parameters), and grape must and wine quality were monitored. The agro-hydrological model SWAP was calibrated and applied in the two experimental plots to estimate soil-plant water status in different crop phenological stages. The effects of crop water status on crop response and wine quality was evaluated in two different pedo-systems, comparing the crop water stress index with both: crop physiological measurements (leaf gas exchange, leaf water potential, chlorophyll content, LAI measurement), grape bunches measurements (berry weight, sugar content, titratable acidity, etc.) and wine quality (aromatic response). Finally a "spatial application" of the model was carried out and different terroirs defined.

Bonfante, Antonello; Manna, Piero; Albrizio, Rossella; Basile, Angelo; Agrillo, Antonietta; De Mascellis, Roberto; Caputo, Pellegrina; Delle Cave, Aniello; Gambuti, Angelita; Giorio, Pasquale; Guida, Gianpiero; Minieri, Luciana; Moio, Luigi; Orefice, Nadia; Terribile, Fabio

2014-05-01

157

Moses' Black Wife: A Case Study Analysis of Secondary School Students' Arts-Based Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Practitioner research was conducted on Grade 10 students' arts-based projects of Numbers 12 in order to assess the value of using the arts in Jewish secondary schools. Based on interview transcripts, projects, and written statements, three themes emerged that demonstrated why teachers should use the arts in their classes. The arts provided…

Reingold, Matt

2014-01-01

158

Adoption of ICT in Science Education: A Case Study of Communication Channels in a Teachers' Professional Development Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper analyses the use of various communication channels in science teachers' professional development project aiming to develop versatile uses for ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in science teaching. A teacher network was created specifically for this project, and the researchers facilitated three forms of communication…

Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari; Aksela, Maija; Meisalo, Veijo

2009-01-01

159

UCLA Statistics Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the Department of Statistics at UCLA, this collection of case studies includes the following topics: stock prices; breast cancer research; effect of fitness program; water use in Los Angeles; oral hygiene in the ICS-II project; Brinks v. New York City; effect of exercise on heart disease; national assessment of educational progress; The London Underground; suicides of women and men; temperature in San Francisco; lead intake; voting for Johnson; salaries of Yale men; K-Mart cookie sales; skeleton differences between tribes; advertising for detergents; did Mendel fudge his data; rainfall in the United Kingdom; jury selection in Alameda County; racial bias in jury selection: Swain v. Alabama; gender bias in jury selection: the case of Dr. Spock; the ELISA test for the AIDS virus; school careers in the Netherlands in 1959; the Northridge Earthquake of January 1994 and the trial of the Pix. This large collection is great for anyone in the field of statistics.

Aper, David; Michailides, George

2009-03-03

160

Teaching Case: Enterprise Architecture Specification Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A graduate course in enterprise architecture had a team project component in which a real-world business case, provided by an industry sponsor, formed the basis of the project charter and the architecture statement of work. The paper aims to share the team project experience on developing the architecture specifications based on the business case

Steenkamp, Annette Lerine; Alawdah, Amal; Almasri, Osama; Gai, Keke; Khattab, Nidal; Swaby, Carval; Abaas, Ramy

2013-01-01

161

Applying probabilistic projections of climate change with impact models: a case study for sub-arctic palsa mires in Fennoscandia  

Microsoft Academic Search

A comparison of two approaches for determining probabilistic climate change impacts is presented. In the first approach, ensemble\\u000a climate projections are applied directly as inputs to an impact model and the risk of impact is computed from the resulting\\u000a ensemble of outcomes. As this can involve large numbers of projections, the approach may prove to be impractical when applied\\u000a to

Stefan Fronzek; Timothy R. Carter; Jouni Räisänen; Leena Ruokolainen; Miska Luoto

2010-01-01

162

[Theories and methodologies of engineering designs on sustainable agricultural land consolidation project--a case study of Xuemeiyang land consolidation project in Changtai County, Fujian Province].  

PubMed

The concept and characteristics of engineering designs on sustainable agricultural land consolidation project were discussed in this paper. Principles, basic methods and procedures of engineering designs on agricultural land consolidation project were put forward, which were successfully adopted for designing agricultural land consolidation in Xuemeiyang region of Changtai County, including diversity designs of sustainable land use, engineering designs of soil improvement, roads, ditches, and drains for protecting existent animal environments, and design of ecological shelter-forests in farmland. Moreover, from sustainable economic, ecological and social points, the results of these engineering designs were evaluated based on fouteen important indexes. After carrying out these engineeringdesigns, the eco-environments and agricultural production conditions were significantly improved, and the farm income was increased in planned regions. PMID:12561177

Ye, Yanmei; Wu, Cifang; Cheng, Chengbiao; Qiu, Lingzhang; Huang, Shengyu; Zheng, Ruihui

2002-09-01

163

Telep@b Project: Towards a Model for eParticipation and a Case Study in Participatory Budgeting  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

eParticipation concerns the use of ICT tools for facilitating the two-way communication between governments and citizens. Designing eParticipation activities is a complex task. Challenges include the need of interdisciplinary expertise and knowledge (for example, political, sociology, usability and technology domains) and the lack of widely accepted models and standards. This paper attempts to provide a model for eParticipation, aiming at providing guidelines for the design, implementation and management of eParticipation applications. This model has been put into practice for the design of an eParticipation portal in the framework of the Telep@b project. We also report on the experimental use of the portal services in a group of Tuscany municipalities for supporting participatory budget activities and future activities in a follow-on project (PAAS_Telep@b project).

Paganelli, Federica; Giuli, Dino

164

New Farmer Network Groups and the University. A Case Study of Missouri's Green Hills Farm Project. Executive Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes research undertaken to understand the operation of Green Hills Farm Project (GHFP), an example of a new model of locally organized, place-based farmer network organizations. The report, based primarily on open-ended interviews conducted with the group's 11 core members, documents the role of the University of Missouri in the…

Albee, Robin; Rikoon, J. Stanford; Gilles, Jere; Albee, Robin

165

The Cape Wind Offshore Wind Energy Project: A Case Study of the Difficult Transition to Renewable Energy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the story of one renewable energy alternative that is available wherever the wind blows strong and steady. If that alone is not sufficient enticement to read further, the authors also promise to present one of the most engaging permitting sagas ever known to this field. Indeed, the Cape Wind Energy project was held captive by the permitting

Kenneth Kimmell; Dawn Stolfi Stalenhoef

2011-01-01

166

Input-output analysis on socio-economic benefits of highway projects case study on Jinji highway  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes the main socio-economic benefits of highway projects, then based on input-output model, respectively establishes the evaluation models of direct economic benefits and indirect economic benefits. In the last of the paper, an empirical research was conducted, taking Jinji highway in Tianjin as an example. The results show that the direct economic benefit has a positive relation with

Hui Sun; Ye Shi; Zhiqing Fan

2010-01-01

167

Written Parental Consent and the Use of Incentives in a Youth Smoking Prevention Trial: A Case Study from Project SPLASH  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

More Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are requiring written parental consent in school health intervention trials. Because this requirement presents a formidable challenge in conducting large-scale research, it is vital for investigators to share effective strategies learned from completed trials. Investigators for the recently completed Project

Leakey, Tricia; Lunde, Kevin B.; Koga, Karin; Glanz, Karen

2004-01-01

168

Project Coach: A Case Study of a College-Community Partnerships as a Venture in Social Entrepreneurship  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project Coach is an after school program developed and directed by the authors. The program, which is set in a high-need urban community in Springfield, Massachusetts, teaches high school and middle school students to be sport coaches and then to run youth sport leagues for elementary-aged youth in underserved neighborhoods in their own community.…

Intrator, Sam M.; Siegel, Donald

2010-01-01

169

THE AITHON BOARD: A CASE STUDY IN COMMERCIALIZATION OF A STUDENT PROJECT Connor Citron, Brian Gomberg, and John Seng  

E-print Network

was to design a shield for the Arduino Mega [4] board that would be suitable for robot control projects. Upon not fit on to an Arduino Mega shield. After the Arduino Mega shield implementation was deemed boards that can serve as robot controller boards. These boards include: Arduino Uno [3], Raspberry Pi [2

Seng, John

170

Enhancing Ethnic Diversity at a Big Ten University Through Project TEAM: A Case Study in Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project Transformative Educational Achievement Model (TEAM) is an instructional initiative designed to increase the number of students from underrepresented minorities at Indiana University who enter a teacher education program (P–12), complete their baccalaureate degree, and obtain teaching licensure in Indiana. A conceptual framework based on theories of campus climate and integrated pluralism, ethnic identity development, and teaching for social justice

Christine I. Bennett

2002-01-01

171

The Fresno County Refugee Health Volunteer Project: A Case Study in Cross-Cultural Health Care Delivery.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Fresno County Refugee Health Volunteer Project enables individuals, families, and community groups to meet their health care needs. In spite of various problems, valuable progress has been made since 1984. The program is a model approach to health care which builds on the strength and skills of the community. (VM)

Rowe, Donald R.; Spees, H. P.

1987-01-01

172

High-resolution reflection seismics in pyroclastic sediments - a case study from the SESaR-project in Indonesia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sustainable use of geothermal resources for decentral electricity generation in Indonesia requires sophisticated pre-exploration, exploitation and monitoring due to the very complex geological conditions. High-resolution seismics for pre-exploration in areas with high geothermal gradients is an emerging new field of application. Therefore the development of new, site-specific methodical procedures of exploration is required to deal with the special lithologies and outer conditions. This is the background for the BMBF-financed SESaR (Seismic Exploration and Safety Risk study for decentral geothermal plants in Indonesia) project. Until now, we have investigated one site in Northern Sumatra and one in Western Java. Both of them are dominated by pyroclastic sediments. The high-resolution reflection seismic survey carried out in Tarutung/North Sumatra was shot with both P-wave and S-wave sources (the ELVIS microvibrator of LIAG) and partly also with vertical hammer blow. Using a 48-channel geophone array (10 Hz S-wave, 14 Hz P-wave) and a geophone interval of 5 m (P-wave) and 1 m (S-wave), respectively, fourteen reflection seismic profiles were acquired. The P-wave data give unexpected results. At almost all locations clear reflection events and also refractions are missing indicating indifferent wave propagation. This is in strong contrast to the S-wave seismic signals that enable a clear wave propagation and also correlate to some subsurface reflectors. A small discordance structure interpreted as fault was clearly recognised at 5 m depth, bounding a travertine body that crops out at the surface. Seismic measurements at Lembang/West Java, with same layout and equipment as described above, led to thirteen seismic profiles at four different locations. Additionally a hammer blow source was used at each location. The results are comparable to those of the Tarutung data. Most of the P-wave seismic data show poor signals. Only some single records contain weak reflectors. S-wave data show again better results with some reflected wave signals gained from the subsurface. These results lead to the assumption that seismic P-wave reflection surveys in areas with pyroclastic sediments as in Tarutung and Lembang are not successful. This is probably caused by strong energy absorption and/or scattering in the upper pyroclastic layers. S-wave seismics seems to be the first choice for seismic investigations in such kind of geological area. The influence of local geological conditions on the seismic signal is subject of further investigation and discussion.

Heinze, B.; Wiyono, W.; Polom, U.; Krawczyk, C. M.

2012-04-01

173

Solar radiation management impacts on agriculture in China: A case study in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

via solar radiation management could affect agricultural productivity due to changes in temperature, precipitation, and solar radiation. To study rice and maize production changes in China, we used results from 10 climate models participating in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) G2 scenario to force the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) crop model. G2 prescribes an insolation reduction to balance a 1% a-1 increase in CO2 concentration (1pctCO2) for 50 years. We first evaluated the DSSAT model using 30 years (1978-2007) of daily observed weather records and agriculture practices for 25 major agriculture provinces in China and compared the results to observations of yield. We then created three sets of climate forcing for 42 locations in China for DSSAT from each climate model experiment: (1) 1pctCO2, (2) G2, and (3) G2 with constant CO2 concentration (409 ppm) and compared the resulting agricultural responses. In the DSSAT simulations: (1) Without changing management practices, the combined effect of simulated climate changes due to geoengineering and CO2 fertilization during the last 15 years of solar reduction would change rice production in China by -3.0 ± 4.0 megaton (Mt) (2.4 ± 4.0%) as compared with 1pctCO2 and increase Chinese maize production by 18.1 ± 6.0 Mt (13.9 ± 5.9%). (2) The termination of geoengineering shows negligible impacts on rice production but a 19.6 Mt (11.9%) reduction of maize production as compared to the last 15 years of geoengineering. (3) The CO2 fertilization effect compensates for the deleterious impacts of changes in temperature, precipitation, and solar radiation due to geoengineering on rice production, increasing rice production by 8.6 Mt. The elevated CO2 concentration enhances maize production in G2, contributing 7.7 Mt (42.4%) to the total increase. Using the DSSAT crop model, virtually all of the climate models agree on the sign of the responses, even though the spread across models is large. This suggests that solar radiation management would have little impact on rice production in China but could increase maize production.

Xia, Lili; Robock, Alan; Cole, Jason; Curry, Charles L.; Ji, Duoying; Jones, Andy; Kravitz, Ben; Moore, John C.; Muri, Helene; Niemeier, Ulrike; Singh, Balwinder; Tilmes, Simone; Watanabe, Shingo; Yoon, Jin-Ho

2014-07-01

174

A case study under Michigan Act 307: Teamwork and communication and their roles in successful remediation projects  

SciTech Connect

The Michigan Environmental Response Act (Michigan Act 307) provides a regulatory framework for site remediation with clean up levels ranging from background or nondetect to those that are negotiated, site specific, and risk based. This case study is an example of how industry, regulators, and consultants can work together in a real time mode to achieve success. The site, a city park, included approximately 220 acres located on the southeast side of Lansing, Michigan. In the summer of 1986, exposed drums and debris were observed and reported to the city by a park visitor. Investigations by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and Ingham County Department of Public Health identified the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the site. Ultimately this led to an electromagnetic survey, excavation and removal of drums related to the subsurface investigation, removal of miscellaneous debris from two areas on-site, a field soil sampling program in selected areas frequented by the general public, and ground water sampling. In July of 1986, the City, through their consultant, conducted a waste identification program at the site. Results of the City`s analyses indicated that the EP Toxicity metals levels were less than the regulatory limits for definition as hazardous material in force at the time of sampling (40 Code of Federal Regulations 261). Analytical results for PCBs varied from the detection limits of 1 part per million (ppm) to a maximum of 29.6 ppm. Ultimately, over 29,000 CY of material was removed from the site. Through teamwork and communication the park was remediated, in one construction season, to cleanup levels that are readily acceptable to the public.

Lambert, P.W.

1995-11-01

175

Case Study: Uretero What?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school, undergraduate and/or professional students in physiology and anatomy. In particular this case study explores reproductive biology. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Laura Lorentzen (Kean University Science and Technology Education)

2008-04-08

176

Case Study: Shark Attack  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy or anatomy lab. In particular this case study explores the anatomy of the upper extremity. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Herbert House (Elon University Biology)

2002-05-24

177

Case Study: Chemical Eric  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy of the pituitary and symptoms and diseases associated with pituitary tumors. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Eric Ribbens (Western Illinois University Biological Sciences)

2006-01-06

178

Case Study: Ellen's Choice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores spinal anatomy, aging of bone, and explores the basic physiology of inflammation. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Elizabeth Harper (New York University Steinhardt School of Education Department of Health Studies)

2001-04-03

179

Native American Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Native American Case Studies collection includes more than 80 original, research-based teaching cases focusing on contemporary issues in Indian Country. Teaching notes accompany each case. These can be downloaded and used at no cost. Additional website resources include information on teaching with cases and assessment. Guidelines for submitting cases are also available.

College, The E.; College, Northwest I.; College, Salish K.; College, Grays H.

180

Assessment of soil liquefaction potential based on numerical method- a case study of an urban railway project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Paying special attention to geotechnical hazards such as liquefaction in huge civil projects like urban railways especially\\u000a in susceptible regions to liquefaction is of great importance. A number of approaches to evaluate the potential for initiation\\u000a of liquefaction, such as Seed and Idriss simplified method have been developed over the years. Although simplified methods\\u000a are available in calculating the liquefaction

A. Janalizadeh Choobbasti; Mohammad Javad Vahdatirad; M. Torabi; S. Firouzian; A. Barari

181

CASE STUDY: The Catt Sat on Mat  

Microsoft Academic Search

A project to develop an intelligent tutoring system for adult literacy students. This case study is a light?hearted look back at the development of the project over the last 20 months, the successes, the lessons learned and the project outcomes. It describes the initial research phase of the project through the system development to the field trials of the system,

Jane Horton

1989-01-01

182

The Development and Implementation of Ground Safety Requirements for Project Orion Abort Flight Testing - A Case Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A rigorous set of detailed ground safety requirements is required to make sure that ground support equipment (GSE) and associated planned ground operations are conducted safely. Detailed ground safety requirements supplement the GSE requirements already called out in NASA-STD-5005. This paper will describe the initial genesis of these ground safety requirements, the establishment and approval process and finally the implementation process for Project Orion. The future of the requirements will also be described. Problems and issues encountered and overcame will be discussed.

Kirkpatrick, Paul D.; Williams, Jeffrey G.; Condzella, Bill R.

2008-01-01

183

Case study of the regional manufacturers not participating in the manufactured housing RCDP (Residential Construction Demonstration Project)  

SciTech Connect

To develop reliable alternatives for building energy-efficient homes, the Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) is conducting the Residential Construction Demonstration Project (RCDP). RCDP Cycle 2 is the subject of this report and involves manufactured housing (commonly called mobile homes) constructed to US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) codes. The primary objectives of the RCDP include: develop conservation techniques and innovations, assess these techniques and innovations, and introduce exhibiting the potential to be cost-effective, reliable, and marketable. 1 ref., 1 tab.

Lee, A.D.; Baechler, M.C.

1990-03-01

184

Free-Surface Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of a Spillway and Tailrace: Case Study of The Dalles Project  

SciTech Connect

Based upon acoustic tracking and fish tagging data, The Dalles Project constructed and operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has been shown to have the highest mortality rates for juvenile salmonids on the Lower Columbia River. In efforts to assist the hydraulic and biological communities in managing this hydroelectric project, a three-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model was applied to the spillway, stilling basin, and tailrace zones downstream of the dam. To simulate the highly transient and turbulent flow conditions in this region, a free-surface computational fluid dynamics (CFD) numerical model has been applied. This model is based upon the volume-of-fluids (VOF) method, and is capable of simulating sudden discontinuities in the free surface, including wave breakup. The model solves the non-hydrostatic Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations over variable-sized hexahedral cells. To verify the ability of the numerical model to simulate flows downstream of the spillway, the model was verified against data from three different physical models of The Dalles tailrace at scales of 1:36, 1:40, and 1:80. Results from these physical models allow for validation of the numerical model at various scales of motion from the small scale highly dynamic variations near the baffle blocks (1:36 and 1:40 scale) to the larger scale general circulation patterns that encompass the tailrace (1:80 scale).

Cook, Chris B.; Richmond, Marshall C.; Serkowski, John A.; Ebner, Laurie L.

2002-07-30

185

International Development Project Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interdisciplinary classroom exercise from GreenApps at Red Rocks Community College presented by Mike Smith and Irina Strelnikova is designed for second year or experienced students in Water Quality technician programs. Each student is âÂÂgiven insight into the needs for planning for an International Development project in water, wastewater, collection system, distribution system, or solid waste management.â Students are then required to pick from a list of locations to find development need and create a planning project. This site contains materials required, prerequisite skills necessary, and a breakdown of the activity by role.

Smith, Mike; Strelnikova, Irina

2010-11-05

186

Case Study: Football Fanaticism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate and professional degree students in anatomy, physiology and/or pharmaceutical sciences. In particular this case study explores the anatomy of the central nervous system, major motor and sensory tracts. Integrative physiology courses may use this case to incorporate the immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

PhD Dayton J Ford (St. Louis College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

2003-07-03

187

Case Studies Behavior Modification.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The case histories of five students enrolled in a university course in how to study are reported. The students ranged in age from 18 to 35, included two males and three females, and varied in school experience from no college in one case and some college in two cases to college degrees in two cases. Students were initially taught to chart their…

Wark, David M.

188

REPP: A Case Study in Federal Financing--Long Term Fiscal and Instructional Implications. A Project Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study was conducted at the College of the Redwoods to analyze the fiscal, institutional, and instructional impact of the Redwood Employees Protection Plan (REPP) program, a federally funded retraining program for timber workers displaced by redwood park expansion. The study involved telephone interviews with 37 former and current students, 16…

Kistler, Kathleen M.

189

Case Studies in Applied Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of nine case studies in applied mathematics was written primarily for the use of the instructor by a Conference sponsored by the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM). Each chapter contains exercises of varying degrees of difficulty and several include student projects. The materials were used on a trial…

Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.

190

ATBC Study - Research Consortium Projects  

Cancer.gov

In collaboration with other extramural and intramural studies, the ATBC Study participates in several large consortium projects of nutritional and other environmental factors, candidate genes and pathways, and genome-wide association studies, contributing scientific expertise, data and cohort resources, and intramural support to these investigations. Several of the projects are described here.

191

Developing Computer Programming Concepts and Skills via Technology-Enriched Language-Art Projects: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Teaching computer programming to young children has been considered difficult because of its abstract and complex nature. The objectives of this study are (1) to investigate whether an innovative educational technology tool called Scratch could enable young children to learn abstract knowledge of computer programming while creating multimedia…

Lee, Young-Jin

2010-01-01

192

The case study approach.  

PubMed

The case study approach allows in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of complex issues in their real-life settings. The value of the case study approach is well recognised in the fields of business, law and policy, but somewhat less so in health services research. Based on our experiences of conducting several health-related case studies, we reflect on the different types of case study design, the specific research questions this approach can help answer, the data sources that tend to be used, and the particular advantages and disadvantages of employing this methodological approach. The paper concludes with key pointers to aid those designing and appraising proposals for conducting case study research, and a checklist to help readers assess the quality of case study reports. PMID:21707982

Crowe, Sarah; Cresswell, Kathrin; Robertson, Ann; Huby, Guro; Avery, Anthony; Sheikh, Aziz

2011-01-01

193

The case study approach  

PubMed Central

The case study approach allows in-depth, multi-faceted explorations of complex issues in their real-life settings. The value of the case study approach is well recognised in the fields of business, law and policy, but somewhat less so in health services research. Based on our experiences of conducting several health-related case studies, we reflect on the different types of case study design, the specific research questions this approach can help answer, the data sources that tend to be used, and the particular advantages and disadvantages of employing this methodological approach. The paper concludes with key pointers to aid those designing and appraising proposals for conducting case study research, and a checklist to help readers assess the quality of case study reports. PMID:21707982

2011-01-01

194

Examining the Determinants of Occurrence of Accidents at the Construction Phase in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Projects: (A Case Study of Assaloyeh)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, a count-data regression is presented to estimate and analyze the effects of determinant factors affecting the accidents leading to death, through negative binomial regression. For this purpose the structure of 50 accidents that led to death and another 2700 accidents in the Construction Phase in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Projects (a case study of Assaloyeh) during 2003-2005 has been studied. Along with total accidents, unsafe conditions, human errors, management faults and using nonstandard equipments, were considered as the main independent variables affecting the job accidents leading to death, as the dependent variable. By employing the method of developing abstract variables and taking values (codes) one and zero (zero for lack of quality and one for its existence), the variables were quantified. EViews software has been employed, because it provides support for the estimation of several models of count data. The findings of the study show that for each number increase in the unsafe conditions, human errors and either nonstandard equipments or management faults, the expected number of deadly accident increases by a factor of 0.2982 and 0.1137 as well as 0.0259, respectively. If the number of total accidents increases by one unit, the difference in the logs of expected counts would be expected to increase by 0.0025 unit, while holding the other variables in the model constant. Apart from such predictors, the log of the expected count for deadly accidents is 0.0023.

Bagher Mortazavi, Seyed; Zarae Nezhad, Abbas; Zarra Nezhad, Mansour; Asilian Mahabadi, Hasan

195

Offtaking agreements and how they impact the cost of funding for project finance deals: A clinical case study of the Quezon Power Ltd Co  

Microsoft Academic Search

Offtaking agreements are an important risk transfer mechanism in project finance. However, they can also be thought of as a trade-off between lower market and higher counterparty risks. We use the case of the Quezon Power Ltd Co. to test the effect of higher counterparty risk on the cost of funding. Results indicate that the spread of Quezon's bond and

Veronica Bonetti; Stefano Caselli; Stefano Gatti

2010-01-01

196

Research Ethics Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This series of case studies, developed to enhance a Trinity College Summer Research Program, raises provocative ethical questions of interest to scientists, teachers and students involved in research.

Alison J. Draper (Trinity College;); Sharon Stickley (St. Joseph College;)

2010-05-28

197

PSU Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How does one teach ethics? It can be a difficult subject and different fields (medicine, law, and so on) all have different ethical considerations and issues. This fine collection of engineering case studies from the Pennsylvania State University College of Engineering brings together resources from a variety of universities that have worked to address this matter. The cases are divided into separate areas that include Developing and Using Case Studies, General Science Cases, and Research Integrity Cases. Visitors shouldn't miss the bulk of the material covered in the General Engineering Cases area, which includes high-quality and contemplative materials on engineering practice ethics from SUNY-Buffalo and the National Science Foundation. The site is rounded out by a number of helpful cases developed in-house by Penn State engineering students.

2013-04-26

198

SETDA Case Studies 2012  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) published a series of case studies from 28 states to showcase examples of how ARRA EETT ("American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Enhancing Education Through Technology") grant funds have impacted teaching and learning. SETDA collected data for the case studies through a variety…

State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012

2012-01-01

199

Effects of interbasin water transfer on regional climate: A case study of the Middle Route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Large-scale interbasin water transfer, which changes basins by creating new hydrological cycles, has the potential to affect local and regional climate. In this paper, the effects of interbasin water transfer on regional climate are studied based on numerical simulations with the regional climate model RegCM3. The Middle Route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project (MRSNWTP) in China is chosen as a case study to investigate the climatic responses under the three water transfer schemes with the intensities of 74.99, 85.31, and 118.16 billion m3/year (named Scheme 1, Scheme 2, and Scheme 3, respectively) based on the simplifications of the project programming. Four ten-year simulations are performed, which are the control run (MCTL) without water transfer, and three water transfer runs MWT1, MWT2, and MWT3 related to the Schemes 1, 2, and 3, respectively. For the three Schemes compared to the case without water transfer, we find increases of 1.47, 1.71, and 2.32 mm in top-layer soil moisture, and increases of 5.57, 6.40, and 8.99W/m2 in latent heat flux, respectively, as a directly influence for injecting water into the intake area. The increases in latent heat fluxes and those in evaporation are accompanied with the decreases of 4.30, 5.05, and 7.12W/m2 in sensible heat flux, the decreases of 0.11, 0.14, and 0.18 ° in mean air temperature, and the increases of 8.54, 7.89, and 18.2 mm in precipitation in the intake grid cells and even their adjacent ones. The intensity of climatic influences positively relates to the transferred water quantity, has strong seasonal variability, and takes a greater effect in spring and autumn than that in summer and winter. Further analysis shows that the transferred water can reduce both the seasonal temperature range and the diurnal temperature range; the temperature decreasing can diffuse over almost the whole Huabei Plain below 700 hPa, and hence weaken the wind velocity of the easterly breeze. It follows from the analyses on vertical profile of water vapor content and the atmospheric moisture budgets that the transferred water can affect the local and regional climate by changing the local and regional water vapour transports, and especially influence the precipitation mainly by changing the convective precipitation over the intake area and the large-scale precipitation over the other adjacent region.

Xie, Z. H.; Chen, F.

2009-04-01

200

A case study on the feasibility and performance of an UWB-AoA real time location system for resources management of civil construction projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The application of integrated satellite and modern wireless positioning technologies for ubiquitous real-time resources management in large scale civil engineering projects can greatly optimize the time and cost in the construction process, and is now the trend for modern construction project management. As the outdoor conditions of most civil construction sites are open to sky, satellite positioning with the popularly used Global Positioning System (GPS) has been proved to be very efficient and effective. However, the condition in indoor and underground construction site is very complicated due to the fact that different construction activities would be carried out in different congested areas, involving heavy construction plant, equipment, professionals and technical personnel. Nowadays different emerging technologies such as Wi-Fi and ZigBee can be adopted for position and tracking in indoor environments. Nevertheless, under the very complicated construction site conditions these technologies may fail due to movement of human resources and construction plant, variation of metrological conditions, and serious multipath effects of signals. It is considered that Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology is more suitable for indoor construction site environments. In this paper, a case study on the attempt of integrating GPS with Ubisense Real-time Location System (RTLS) for resources management in an underground railway construction site is discussed. Laboratory and field tests have shown that the RTLS can provide better resources management capability in terms of positioning accuracy and stability than Wi-Fi and ZigBee technologies under complicated construction environments. The test results show that the system can normally achieve better than 15 cm accuracy, and better than 1 m under adverse geometrical site condition. However, the high instrumental set up cost and the requirement for high quality data transmission cable for high precision time synchronization between sensors may deter wide application of similar system for resources management in construction sites.

Mok, Esmond; Xia, Linyuan; Retscher, Guenther; Tian, Hui

2010-06-01

201

Case Study: Trigger Cases Versus Capstone Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Is it better to use a case at the beginning of a topic or at the end? To answer this, we need to examine both trigger and capstone cases in terms of their goals. The answer is not so inscrutable--it clearly depends upon your goal. Both trigger and capstone cases have their place, but the author would contend that if you wish to really engage a student in a subject, one can hardly do better than to start with an interesting, current, and controversial topic. And even if you sneak in a bunch of scientific lingo that initially doesn't make sense, a trigger case can surely prompt a student to want to learn more about the topic. And that is one heck of a great way to begin a day.

Herreid, Clyde F.

2008-12-01

202

Case Study: Case of the Crying Baby  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate, graduate and professional students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores the renal anatomy and physiology. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Kari Mergenhagen (James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center Infectious Disease)

2003-09-15

203

Case Study: A Case of Cerebrovascular Accident  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology of the brain. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

David Dean (Spring Hill College Biology)

2005-12-02

204

Pathology Case Study: Hydrocephalus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this particular study an otherwise healthy 9 month old infant is presented with hydrocephalus. The case study provides test results and images along with microscopic photos and description. Clicking on the final diagnosis provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment.

2007-08-20

205

Development of Procedures for Assessing the Impact of Vocational Education Research and Development on Vocational Education (Project IMPACT). Volume 7--Case Studies of Two Illinois School Districts with Innovative Vocational Education Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of Project IMPACT's efforts to identify and develop procedures for complying with the impact requirements of Public Law 94-482, a case study was made of two Illinois communities and the vocational education programs in those communities. The study examined the relationship between the "good" vocational education programs in Elwood and…

Braun, Kurt; And Others

206

Distribution of lymphomas in Poland according to World Health Organization classification: analysis of 11718 cases from National Histopathological Lymphoma Register project - the Polish Lymphoma Research Group study  

PubMed Central

Most national lymphoma registers rely on broad classifications which include Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL), multiple myeloma and leukaemia. In Poland the National Histopathological Lymphoma Register project (NHLR) was implemented by hematopathologists in accordance with the 2008 WHO classification into haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues. We present the NHLR data and compare lymphoma distribution in Poland, Europe, as well as in North Central and South America. Records of 11718 patients diagnosed in 24 pathology departments from all over the country were retrieved and reclassified into indolent and aggressive lymphomas according to the 2008 revised WHO classification system. DLBCL (32.9%; 2587), CLL/SLL (31.84%; 2504) and MCL (9.04%; 711) were the three most frequent NHL. The ratio of indolent to aggressive NHL was 1.72; 63.25% (4809) to 36.25% (2794) of cases respectively. Multiple myeloma was less frequent as compared to the data from population-based national cancer register (13.32% vs. 28.94%). Major differences between NHLR and European and American data on NHL subtypes concered: higher incidence of aggressive B-cell lymphomas including DLBCL, lower FL and MALT incidence rate. The percentage of unclassified lymphomas in the study was minimal due to participation of hematopathologists. PMID:25031749

Szumera-Cieckiewicz, Anan; Galazka, K; Szpor, J; Rymkiewicz, G; Jesionek-Kupnicka, D; Gruchala, A; Ziarkiewicz-Wroblewska, B; Poniatowska-Broniek, G; Demczuk, S; Prochorec-Sobieszek, M

2014-01-01

207

Effects of interbasin water transfer on regional climate: A case study of the Middle Route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project in China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Large-scale interbasin water transfer, which changes basins by creating new hydrological cycles, has the potential to affect local and regional climates. In this study, a water transfer mechanism is implemented into the regional climate model RegCM3. It represents water to be transferred as increasing the available quantity of precipitation reached at the surface in intake areas. The effects of interbasin water transfer on local and regional climates are studied based on numerical simulations with the regional climate model RegCM3. The Middle Route of South-to-North Water Transfer Project (MRSNWTP) in China is chosen as a case study to investigate the climatic responses under the three water transfer schemes with the intensities of 7.499, 8.531, and 11.816 billion m3/year (named Scheme 1, Scheme 2, and Scheme 3, respectively) based on the project programming of the MRSNWTP. Four ten-year simulations were conducted, which are the control run (MCTL) without water transfer, and three water transfer runs MWT1, MWT2, and MWT3 related to the Schemes 1, 2, and 3, respectively. In the transfer runs we use the spatial and temporal water transfer data derived from the Schemes under the assumption that the quantity of water to be transferred of a county in the intake area for a year for each of the Schmes is distributed averagely into each time step for the year. The results show that the climatic influence intensity of a water transfer scheme positively relates to its quantity of water to be transferred and has the strong seasonal variability with a bigger effect in spring and autumn than that in summer and winter. Further analysis shows that the water transfer can reduce both the seasonal and diurnal temperature ranges; the temperature decreasing can diffuse over almost the whole Huabei plain below 700 hPa, and hence weaken the wind velocity of the easterly breeze. It follows from the analyses on vertical profile of water vapor content and the atmospheric moisture budgets that the water transfer can affect the local and regional climates by changing the local water vapor content and the regional water vapour transports, hence influence the precipitation.

Xie, Z.; Chen, F.

2009-12-01

208

Progress on Implementing the IWA approach in Italy: Case Studies, Dissemination and training activities of the Italian Water Loss User Group and Links with European Funded Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper describes the application of the IWA WLTF Approach in Italy with particular reference to implementation of IWA Water Balance and Performance Indicators to case studies, training courses for Water Utilities staff and National User Group activities. The IWA WLTF Approach is currently being implemented in Italy and the results of the application to case studies will be presented

M. Fantozzi; N. Bazzurro; M. R. Mazzola

2005-01-01

209

HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

210

Combining Adaptive Hypermedia with Project and Case-Based Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we investigate the design of educational hypermedia based on constructivist learning theories. According to the principles of project and case-based learning we present the design rational of an Adaptive Educational Hypermedia system prototype named MyProject; learners working with MyProject undertake a project and the system…

Papanikolaou, Kyparisia; Grigoriadou, Maria

2009-01-01

211

ECLIPSING BINARY SCIENCE VIA THE MERGING OF TRANSIT AND DOPPLER EXOPLANET SURVEY DATA-A CASE STUDY WITH THE MARVELS PILOT PROJECT AND SuperWASP  

SciTech Connect

Exoplanet transit and Doppler surveys discover many binary stars during their operation that can be used to conduct a variety of ancillary science. Specifically, eclipsing binary stars can be used to study the stellar mass-radius relationship and to test predictions of theoretical stellar evolution models. By cross-referencing 24 binary stars found in the MARVELS Pilot Project with SuperWASP photometry, we find two new eclipsing binaries, TYC 0272-00458-1 and TYC 1422-01328-1, which we use as case studies to develop a general approach to eclipsing binaries in survey data. TYC 0272-00458-1 is a single-lined spectroscopic binary for which we calculate a mass of the secondary and radii for both components using reasonable constraints on the primary mass through several different techniques. For a primary mass of M{sub 1} = 0.92 {+-} 0.1 M{sub sun}, we find M{sub 2} = 0.610 {+-} 0.036 M{sub sun}, R{sub 1} = 0.932 {+-} 0.076 R{sub sun}, and R{sub 2} = 0.559 {+-} 0.102 R{sub sun}, and find that both stars have masses and radii consistent with model predictions. TYC 1422-01328-1 is a triple-component system for which we can directly measure the masses and radii of the eclipsing pair. We find that the eclipsing pair consists of an evolved primary star (M{sub 1} = 1.163 {+-} 0.034 M{sub sun}, R{sub 1} = 2.063 {+-} 0.058 R{sub sun}) and a G-type dwarf secondary (M{sub 2} = 0.905 {+-} 0.067 M{sub sun}, R{sub 2} = 0.887 {+-} 0.037 R{sub sun}). We provide the framework necessary to apply this analysis to much larger data sets.

Fleming, Scott W.; Ge Jian; De Lee, Nathan M.; Zhao Bo; Wan Xiaoke; Guo Pengcheng [Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 (United States); Maxted, Pierre F. L.; Anderson, David R.; Hellier, Coel [Astrophysics Group, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG (United Kingdom); Hebb, Leslie; Stassun, Keivan G.; Cargile, Phillip A.; Gary, Bruce [Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235 (United States); Ghezzi, Luan [Observatorio Nacional, 20921-400 Sao Cristovao, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Wisniewski, John [Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 (United States); Porto de Mello, G. F.; Ferreira, Leticia [Laboratorio Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia-LIneA, RJ 20921-400, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); West, Richard G. [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH (United Kingdom); Mahadevan, Suvrath [Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 (United States); Pollacco, Don, E-mail: scfleming@astro.ufl.edu [Astrophysics Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University, University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN (United Kingdom)

2011-08-15

212

Case for Promoting Breastfeeding in Projects to Limit Fertility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper presents the case for promoting breastfeeding in World Bank projects with fertility limitation objectives. It challenges assumptions that may have worked against including breastfeeding components in projects, synthesizes recent research finding...

A. Berg, S. Brems

1989-01-01

213

Giving cell phones to pregnant women and improving services may increase primary health facility utilization: a case-control study of a Nigerian project  

PubMed Central

Background Worldwide, about 287 000 women die each year from mostly preventable complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. A disproportionately high number of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. The Abiye (‘Safe Motherhood’) project in the Ifedore Local Government Area (LGA) of Ondo-State of Nigeria aimed at improving facility utilization and maternal health through the use of cell phones and generally improved health care services for pregnant women, including Health Rangers, renovated Health Centres, and improved means of transportation. Methods A one-year sample of retrospective data was collected from hospital records and patients’ case files from Ifedore (the project area) and Idanre (control area) and was analyzed to determine healthcare facility utilization rates in each location. Semi-structured questionnaires were used to generate supplemental data. Results The total facility utilization rate of pregnant women was significantly higher in Ifedore than in Idanre. The facility utilization rate of the primary health care centres was significantly higher in Ifedore than in Idanre. The number of recorded cases of the five major causes of maternal death in the two LGAs was not significantly different, possibly because the project was new. Conclusions Giving cell phones to pregnant women and generally improving services could increase their utilization of the primary healthcare system. PMID:24438150

2014-01-01

214

Knowledge Management Concepts For Training By Project An observation of the case of project management education  

E-print Network

Project management education programmes are often proposed in higher education to give students competences in project planning (Gantt's chart), project organizing, human and technical resource management, quality control and also social competences (collaboration, communication), emotional ones (empathy, consideration of the other, humour, ethics), and organizational ones (leadership, political vision, and so on). This training is often given according a training-by-project type of learning with case studies. This article presents one course characterized by a pedagogical organization based upon Knowledge Management (KM) concepts: knowledge transfer and construction throughout a learning circle and social interactions. The course is supported by a rich and complex tutor organization. We have observed this course by using another KM method inspired from KADS with various return of experience formalized into cards and charts. Our intention is, according to the model of Argyris and Sch\\"on (Smith, 2001), to gai...

Michel, Christine

2009-01-01

215

Regional climate model data used within the SWURVE project - 2: addressing uncertainty in regional climate model data for five European case study areas  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To aid assessments of the impact of climate change on water related activities in the case study regions (CSRs) of the EC-funded project SWURVE, estimates of uncertainty in climate model data need to be developed. This paper compares two methods for estimating uncertainty in annual surface temperature and precipitation for the period 2070 2099. Both combine probability distribution functions for global temperature increase and for scaling variables (i.e. the change in regional temperature/precipitation per degree of global annual average temperature change) to produce a probability distribution for regional temperature and precipitation. The methods differ in terms of the distribution used for the respective probability distribution function. For scaling variables, the first method assumes a uniform distribution, whilst the second method assumes a normal distribution. For the probability distribution function of global annual average temperature change, the first method uses a uniform distribution and the second uses a log-normal approximation to a distribution derived from Wigley and Raper, 2001. Although the methods give somewhat different ranges of change, they agree on how temperature and precipitation in each of the CSRs are likely to change relative to each other. For annual surface temperature, both methods predict increases in all CSRs, although somewhat less so for NW England (5th and 95th percentiles vary between 1.1 1.9°C to 3.8 5.7°C) and about 1.7 3.1°C to 5.3 8.6°C for the others. For precipitation, most probability distributions (except for NW England) show predominantly decreasing precipitation, particularly so for the Iberian CSR (5th and 95th percentiles vary from 29.3 to 44% to 9.6 to 4%).

Ekström, M.; Hingray, B.; Mezghani, A.; Jones, P. D.

2007-04-01

216

Abstract for Project HOPE Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project HOPE Study The terms informal caregiver and family caregiver refer to unpaid individuals such as family members, friends and neighbors who provide care and assistance to someone else who is incapacitated and needs help. In the year 2004, there were an estimated 591,666 family caregivers in the state of Tennessee. These Tennessee caregivers provided approximately 634 million hours of

Janet W. Brown; Shu-li Chen

2010-01-01

217

Abstract for Project HOPE study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project HOPE Study The terms informal caregiver and family caregiver refer to unpaid individuals such as family members, friends and neighbors who provide care and assistance to someone else who is incapacitated and needs help. In the year 2004, there were an estimated 591,666 family caregivers in the state of Tennessee. These Tennessee caregivers provided approximately 634 million hours of

Janet W Brown; Shu-li Chen

2010-01-01

218

Cloud Study Final Art Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This activity is an art project completed at the end of a study of weather and clouds. Using home-made puffy paint, the students paint clouds on a piece of construction paper and write 2-3 facts about each cloud type on a note card that is glued on construction paper next to the appropriate cloud.

Toops, Kim

219

Orion Project: Alternate Attitude Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This slide presentation reviews the study done on alternate attitudes for the Orion project's crew exploration vehicle. The analysis focused on the thermal performance of the vehicle with the alternate attitudes. The pressure vessel heater power, other vehicle heaters and radiator sink temperatures were included in the analysis.

Alvarez-Hernandez, A.; Miller, Stephen W.

2009-01-01

220

Insects. Hawaii Nature Study Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide is one of a series developed by the Curriculum Research and Development Group at the University of Hawaii. The program is laboratory and field oriented for elementary students. The focus of study for the project is the plant and animal life and the physical components of the Hawaiian environment, and their ecological…

Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Curriculum Research and Development Group.

221

Teacher as the Instrument of Evaluation: A Descriptive Case Study of Connoisseurship and Educational Criticism's Role in Project-Based Learning, Technology Arts Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The study's purpose was to determine the degree to which connoisseurship and educational criticism exists in student work evaluation; to identify master teachers' methods utilizing verbal feedback; and to determine the degree that project-based learning (PBL) principles serve as a "model of practice" for selected PBL technology arts…

Castro, Edward Anthony

2010-01-01

222

Revealing Communication Constraints in Extension Communication Strategies: A Case Study of a Project under the World Bank's T & V System, India.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study looked at an agricultural extension project in south India to examine comprehension of the extension team's intentionality by the poorest farmers. Subjects, 50 farmers in the village of Porandla in the state of Andhra Pradesh, were interviewed and measured to see if their knowledge and comprehension approximated a constant across all…

Melkote, Srinivas R.

223

Pathology Case Study: Epilepsy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This neuropathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent learning tool for students and instructors in the health science fields. In this case, a 27-year-old female presents with a history of seizures. A detailed patient history along with gross and microscopic images of the patientâÂÂs brain are included in this case study. The official diagnosis found in the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

French, Jacqueline A.; Mcgarvey, Michael; Mourelatos, Zissimos; Wells, Gregg

2008-12-29

224

Workplace Education Initiative: Case Studies and Observations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seven workplace education projects funded in the first year of the Massachusetts Workplace Education Initiative are reported. This report includes both general observations and specific information in case studies of the projects. Overall information is provided on students served, the importance of partnerships, the emphasis on…

Astrein, Bruce; And Others

225

The Campus Diversity Initiative: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Case Study presents the Campus Diversity Initiative (CDI), a three-phase project lead by the Educational Resources Project Centre Trust, in New Delhi, India. In a historic and cultural context different from that of India, the American Diversity Initiative was launched by the Ford Foundation in 1990 and addressed their diversity issues by…

Nayak, Sharada

2005-01-01

226

Morrie: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a case study demonstrating successful behavioral treatment of a depressed older man using group and conjoint therapy. Two major issues in dealing with the aged are addressed: dealing with resistance to therapy, and distinguishing between disability due to organic brain syndrome and that due to depression. (Author/RC)

Wheeler, Eugenie G.; Knight, Bob

1981-01-01

227

Geothermal Case Studies  

DOE Data Explorer

database.) In fiscal year 2015, NREL is working with universities to populate additional case studies on OpenEI. The goal is to provide a large enough dataset to start conducting analyses of exploration programs to identify correlations between successful exploration plans for areas with similar geologic occurrence models.

Katherine Young

228

A case study of the Physics Enhancement Project for Two Year Colleges, its effects and outcomes on the teaching of undergraduate physics at two year colleges  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This dissertation reports on a naturalistic evaluation study of a series of NSF grant projects collectively known as PEPTYC -- Physics Enhancement Project for Two Year College Physics Instructors. The project encompassed seven different cycles of professional development occurring during the 1990's via May Institutes, held at Texas A&M University. Follow-up meetings were held at American Association of Physics Teachers - Texas Section Meetings. The research was conducted post hoc. The research evaluated the characteristics of effective professional development under an evaluation frame work designed by D.L. Kirkpatrick (1959) and adapted by the researcher to address issues that are pertinent to the professional development of faculty. This framework was adapted to be viewed through an educator's eye in an effort to ascertain the long term affects of the program and determine how the program affected the participants' attitudes, pedagogical knowledge, and instructional practices. The PEPTYC program philosophy was based on the premise, supported by research, that professional development programs addressing specific teaching practices are more successful than generic programs. Furthermore, professional development is more effective in helping teachers use alternative approaches when teachers are engaged in active learning experiences rather than passively listening to lectures or presentations. The naturalistic study was based on surveys and semi-structured interviews with 14 individuals who participated in PEPTYC workshops, as well as presenters of the PEPTYC program. The interviews were analyzed to describe how the PEPTYC project influenced the participants long after they had completed their training. This project can inform the development of similar evaluation studies of other professional development programs.

Leif, Todd Robert

229

Schistosomiasis: a case study.  

PubMed

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection caused by trematodes (flatworms). It is second only to malaria in public health significance, with an estimated 200 million people infected worldwide. Schistosoma haematobium is endemic in Africa and the Middle East. This case study discusses a 36-year-old Somalian male who immigrated to a Northeastern city in the United States from a refugee camp in Kenya. He presented with episodic gross hematuria and flank pain, and was eventually diagnosed with urinary tract schistosomiasis, which was successfully treated with praziquantel. While the disease is not common in the United States, this case is presented for both its urological and cultural considerations. PMID:19331272

Borch, Marianne; Kiernan, Maureen; Rust, Kay; Baron, Barbara; Simmons, Barbara; Hattala, Patricia; Davey, Amy; Yovanovich, Janis; Shayder, Donna; Wasilewski, Amy; LaFaro, Virginia E

2009-01-01

230

Pathology Case Study: Petechiae  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 6-hour-old baby was found to have petechiae. Visitors are given the case description and the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and transfusion medicine.

Lopez-Plaza, Iliana; Nester, Theresa; Qu, Lirong

2008-03-26

231

Pathology Case Study: Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology of a 51 year-old man with epilepsy. Images and results from a neurological examination are provided in this case. The patientâÂÂs diagnosis is found in the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section, which also includes a detailed description of the condition from the contributing doctors. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of neuropathology.

2008-04-08

232

Pathology Case Study: Headache  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. In this case, a 79 year old male with headaches and sinus problems is evaluated. The patient previously had "an inverted papilloma resected." Using the gross description, microscopic description, and images provided, students are encouraged to test their knowledge of pathology and diagnose the patient's medical problem. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-11-28

233

Flash Flood Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module takes the learner through seven case studies of flash flood events that occurred in the conterminous U.S. between 2003 and 2006. The cases covered include: * 30-31 August 2003: Chase & Lyon Counties, KS * 16-17 September 2004: Macon County, NC * 31 July 2006: Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, AZ * 25 December 2003: Fire burn area near San Bernardino, CA * 30 August 2004: Urban flash flood in Richmond, VA * 19-20 August 2003: Urban flash flood in Las Vegas, NV * 9 October 2005: Cheshire County, NH This module assists the learner in applying the concepts covered in the foundation topics of the Basic Hydrologic Sciences course. Some of the specific topics pertinent to these cases are the physical characteristics that make a basin prone to flash floods, basin response to precipitation, flash flood guidance (FFG), the relationship between wildfire and flash floods, and the relationship between urban development and flash floods. Related topics brought out in the cases include radar quantitative precipitation estimation (QPE), the National Weather Service Flash Flood Monitoring and Prediction (NWS FFMP) products, debris flows, impounded water, and interagency communications. The core foundation topics are recommended prerequisite materials since this module assumes some pre-existing knowledge of hydrologic principles. In particular, the Runoff Processes and Flash Flood Processes modules contain material directly related to these cases.

Comet

2007-06-26

234

STS Case Study Development Support  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Shuttle Case Study Collection (SCSC) has been developed using lessons learned documented by NASA engineers, analysts, and contractors. The SCSC provides educators with a new tool to teach real-world engineering processes with the goal of providing unique educational materials that enhance critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills. During this third phase of the project, responsibilities included: the revision of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) source code to ensure all pages follow World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, and the addition and edition of website content, including text, documents, and images. Basic HTML knowledge was required, as was basic knowledge of photo editing software, and training to learn how to use NASA's Content Management System for website design. The outcome of this project was its release to the public.

Rosa de Jesus, Dan A.; Johnson, Grace K.

2013-01-01

235

Pathology Case Study: Sepsis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology where a 74 year old man with a history of diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, inferior wall myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia. He was admitted for a left femoral-popliteal bypass graft. The case study provides both gross and microscopic descriptions along with pertinent laboratory studies in order to allow the user the opportunity to diagnose the patient. Clicking on the final diagnosis link will provide users with a discussion of the actual diagnosis along with important learning points as well as a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to develop a diagnosis. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology.

Callahan, Debra L.

2009-10-08

236

Impact assessment and biodiversity considerations in Nigeria : A case study of Niger Delta University campus project on wildlife in Nun River Forest Reserve  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – Niger Delta University (NDU) campus is located on the fringe of a Nun River Forest Reserve (NRFR) in Nigeria. The NRFR covers 97.15 km2 of humid tropical rainforest characterized by torrential rains, seasonal flooding, and multi-layered vegetation. This paper aims to conduct a wildlife study, to assess the effects of the NDU campus project on NRFR. Design\\/methodology\\/approach –

Mohammed K. Hamadina; Dimie Otobotekere; Donald I. Anyanwu

2007-01-01

237

NWCC Transmission Case Study III  

SciTech Connect

OAK-B135 Transmission System Improvements for Wind Energy Development in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains: Opportunities and Obstacles. This case study set out to ascertain the validity of three assumptions from the perspectives of stakeholders involved in wind energy and transmission issues in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains. The assumptions, and the stakeholders' reactions to each, are summarized below: Assumption 1--Transmission system improvements would provide significant benefits to the electricity network and its customers. Respondents acknowledge the potential for overall system benefits in the form of reduced line losses, improved grid stability and reliability, and enhanced ability to conduct spot market transactions. They also agree that these benefits relate to specific regional needs. However, there is disagreement over the extent of other benefits such as efficiency gains and cost savings from reduced line losses. Further, environmental and community interest groups point out that none of these benefits are realized without significant financial, environmental and social costs. Assumption 2--The benefits of transmission improvements would be helpful, but not confined, to wind power. All respondents agree that wind energy could benefit from transmission system improvements. But they also acknowledge, reluctantly, in the case of environmental stakeholders, that the benefits of an improved transmission system cannot be limited to environmentally preferable forms of generation. Some environmental and community advocate respondents also feel that transmission system improvement projects can be avoided altogether through energy conservation and efficiency measures, and by substituting wind energy for fossil generation. Assumption 3--Transmission alliances among stakeholders within and external to the wind community can provide benefits in the public interest. The fractured, multi-jurisdictional governance of the regional transmission system, and the distrust and diversity of perspectives among affected stakeholders, may make the formation of multi-stakeholder alliances necessary to accomplishing transmission goals. If the wind industry and utilities want to partner with environmental and community advocate groups in supporting a transmission project, they may have to convince these groups that the project would result in a net environmental benefit. The project proponents would have to make the case that the benefits of the additional wind energy will at least offset the emissions of any additional fossil generation made possible by the transmission project, as well as offset the environmental impact of the transmission project itself.

Terry Allison, Steve Wiese

2000-03-01

238

Development of a flood early warning system and communication with end-users: the Vipava/Vipacco case study in the KULTURisk FP7 project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Within the framework of risk communication, the goal of an early warning system is to support the interaction between technicians and authorities (and subsequently population) as a prevention measure. The methodology proposed in the KULTURisk FP7 project aimed to build a closer collaboration between these actors, in the perspective of promoting pro-active actions to mitigate the effects of flood hazards. The transnational (Slovenia/ Italy) So?a/Isonzo case study focused on this concept of cooperation between stakeholders and hydrological forecasters. The DIMOSHONG_VIP hydrological model was calibrated for the Vipava/Vipacco River (650 km2), a tributary of the So?a/Isonzo River, on the basis of flood events occurred between 1998 and 2012. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) provided the past meteorological forecasts, both deterministic (1 forecast) and probabilistic (51 ensemble members). The resolution of the ECMWF grid is currently about 15 km (Deterministic-DET) and 30 km (Ensemble Prediction System-EPS). A verification was conducted to validate the flood-forecast outputs of the DIMOSHONG_VIP+ECMWF early warning system. Basic descriptive statistics, like event probability, probability of a forecast occurrence and frequency bias were determined. Some performance measures were calculated, such as hit rate (probability of detection) and false alarm rate (probability of false detection). Relative Opening Characteristic (ROC) curves were generated both for deterministic and probabilistic forecasts. These analysis showed a good performance of the early warning system, in respect of the small size of the sample. A particular attention was spent to the design of flood-forecasting output charts, involving and inquiring stakeholders (Alto Adriatico River Basin Authority), hydrology specialists in the field, and common people. Graph types for both forecasted precipitation and discharge were set. Three different risk thresholds were identified ("attention", "pre-alarm" or "alert", "alarm"), with an "icon-style" representation, suitable for communication to civil protection stakeholders or the public. Aiming at showing probabilistic representations in a "user-friendly" way, we opted for the visualization of the single deterministic forecasted hydrograph together with the 5%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 95% percentiles bands of the Hydrological Ensemble Prediction System (HEPS). HEPS is generally used for 3-5 days hydrological forecasts, while the error due to incorrect initial data is comparable to the error due to the lower resolution with respect to the deterministic forecast. In the short term forecasting (12-48 hours) the HEPS-members show obviously a similar tendency; in this case, considering its higher resolution, the deterministic forecast is expected to be more effective. The plot of different forecasts in the same chart allows the use of model outputs from 4/5 days to few hours before a potential flood event. This framework was built to help a stakeholder, like a mayor, a civil protection authority, etc, in the flood control and management operations, and was designed to be included in a wider decision support system.

Grossi, Giovanna; Caronna, Paolo; Ranzi, Roberto

2014-05-01

239

Coastal Management case study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

To prepare for the case study, lecture material on coastal landforms and processes is presented. Particular attention is paid to barrier islands, such as the Outer Banks. During the lecture, typical coastal engineering structures, such as groins, breakwaters, and jetties, are introduced. The case study is introduced with a brief overview of North Carolina's coastal management laws, Figure Eight Island's geography, and the current controversy over whether to build a terminal groin. Students are then broken down into small groups and presented with two opposing editorials. The groups are instructed to try to come to consensus as to whether the terminal groin should be allowed or disallowed or to suggest a third alternative. After approximately 25 minutes, each group informally reports out to the rest of the class.

Jefferson, Anne

240

Using SMS Texting to Encourage Democratic Participation by Youth Citizens: a Case Study of a Project in an English Local Authority  

Microsoft Academic Search

Public administrations across Europe take the view that using digital media for consultation with citizens will help to increase their democratic participation. In the UK, the Government has encouraged local authorities to experiment with new electronic communication channels for this purpose. This paper presents a case study in which one such medium, the mobile phone, is being used in an

David Griffin; Philippa Trevorrow; Edward Halpin

241

An Applied Collaborative Training Program for Graduate Students in Community Psychology: A Case Study of a Community Project Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following case study offers a detailed description of a university–organization partnership, the basis for a collaborative outreach training program between community psychology graduate students and a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth center. Students and youth collaborated over 2 semesters on the creation of a social meeting venue within an urban LGBTQ youth-operated center as part of

Jeanne L. Stanley

2003-01-01

242

Pathology Case Study: Fevers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors in the health sciences field. In this case, a 68-year-old male patient experiencing fevers, chills, an associated non-productive cough, and weight loss was admitted to the hospital for examination. The âÂÂGross Description,â âÂÂMicroscopic Description,â and â Microbiologyâ sections provide key information and images that contributed to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. Clicking on the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment from the contributing doctors.

Kulich, Scott; Pasculle, A. W.

2007-12-17

243

Estimation of gestational age in early pregnancy from crown-rump length when gestational age range is truncated: the case study of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project  

PubMed Central

Background Fetal ultrasound scanning is considered vital for routine antenatal care with first trimester scans recommended for accurate estimation of gestational age (GA). A reliable estimate of gestational age is key information underpinning clinical care and allows estimation of expected date of delivery. Fetal crown-rump length (CRL) is recommended over last menstrual period for estimating GA when measured in early pregnancy i.e. 9+0-13+6 weeks. Methods The INTERGROWTH-21st Project is the largest prospective study to collect data on CRL in geographically diverse populations and with a high level of quality control measures in place. We aim to develop a new gestational age estimation equation based on the crown-rump length (CRL) from women recruited between 9+0-13+6 weeks. The main statistical challenge is modelling data when the outcome variable (GA) is truncated at both ends, i.e. at 9 and 14 weeks. We explored three alternative statistical approaches to overcome the truncation of GA. To evaluate these strategies we generated a data set with no truncation of GA that was similar to the INTERGROWTH-21st Project CRL data, which we used to explore the performance of different methods of analysis of these data when we imposed truncation at 9 and 14 weeks of gestation. These 3 methods were first tested in a simulation based study using a previously published dating equation by Verburg et al. and evaluated how well each of them performed in relation to the model from which the data were generated. After evaluating the 3 approaches using simulated data based on the Verburg equations, the best approach will be applied to the INTERGROWTH-21st Project data to estimate GA from CRL. Results Results of these rather “ad hoc” statistical methods correspond very closely to the “real data” for Verburg, a data set that is similar to the INTERGROWTH-21st project CRL data set. Conclusions We are confident that we can use these approaches to get reliable estimates based on INTERGROWTH-21st Project CRL data. These approaches may be a solution to other truncation problems involving similar data though their application to other settings would need to be evaluated. PMID:24314232

2013-01-01

244

Pathology Case Study: Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 24-day-old baby is failing to thrive and experiencing seizures. Visitors are given the microscopic description, with images, the results of the postmortem examination, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pediatric pathology.

Dickman, Paul S.; Lyons, Valerie

2009-09-16

245

Pathology Case Study: Hyperammonemia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a female neonate only two days old became lethargic and developed focal seizures. Visitors are given the high performance liquid chromatography, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical chemistry.

Diven, Warren; Martens, Jeff; Schubert, Eric

2007-09-06

246

Pathology Case Study: Peritonitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 26-year-old woman has had a 13-year history of poorly controlled insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Visitors are given both the patient history and laboratory results, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pathology and clinical microbiology.

Anhalt, John P.; Macauley, Robert; Pasculle, A. W.; Sheaffer, John; Torbenson, Michael

2007-10-05

247

Pathology Case Study: Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 7-year-old girl is experiencing episodic seizures. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including neuroimaging results, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology. [ASC

Al-Hindi, Hindi; Subach, Brian R.

2007-10-15

248

Pathology Case Study: Hemoptysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a pulmonary pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 55 year old female has spontaneously occurring hemoptysis. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, radiology, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pulmonary pathology.

Holst, Valerie; Yousem, Sam

2007-08-28

249

Pathology Case Study: Peritonitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 70-year-old man has peritonitis. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in gastrointestinal pathology.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-12-12

250

Adoption of Software Testing in Open Source Projects A Preliminary Study on 50,000 Projects  

E-print Network

Adoption of Software Testing in Open Source Projects A Preliminary Study on 50,000 Projects Pavneet@labri.fr, davidlo@smu.edu.sg, lxjiang@smu.edu.sg Abstract--In software engineering, testing is a crucial activ- ity resources constructing test cases to thoroughly assess the correctness of software functionality. What

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

251

Spent nuclear fuel project design basis capacity study  

SciTech Connect

A parametric study of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project system capacity is presented. The study was completed using a commercially available software package to develop a summary level model of the major project systems. A base case, reflecting the Fiscal Year 1998 process configuration, is evaluated. Parametric evaluations are also considered, investigating the impact of higher fuel retrieval system productivity and reduced shift operations at the canister storage building on total project duration.

Cleveland, K.J.

1998-07-22

252

Case Study: Ice Hockey Injury  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and/or undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Philip J Stephens (Villanova University Biology)

2004-04-19

253

Case Study: Split My Brain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy or anatomy lab. In particular this case study explores the anatomy of the brain. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Julie Omarzu (Loras College Psychology)

2004-09-19

254

Case Study: A Typical Cold?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with cell physiology and tissue anatomy. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Brent JF Hill (University of Central Arkansas Biology)

2005-02-02

255

PREDICT : A CASE STUDY.  

SciTech Connect

Delphi Automotive Systems and the Los Alamos National Laboratory worked together to develop PREDICT, a new methodology to characterize the reliability of a new product during its development program. Rather than conducting testing after hardware has been built, and developing statistical confidence bands around the results, this updating approach starts with an early reliability estimate characterized by large uncertainty, and then proceeds to reduce the uncertainty by folding in fresh information in a Bayesian framework. A considerable amount of knowledge is available at the beginning of a program in the form of expert judgment which helps to provide the initial estimate. This estimate is then continually updated as substantial and varied information becomes available during the course of the development program. This paper presents a case study of the application of PREDICT, with the objective of further describing the methodology. PREDICT has been honored with an R&D 100 Award presented by R&D Magazine.

Kerscher, W. J. (William J.) III; Booker, J. M. (Jane M.); Meyer, Mary A.

2001-01-01

256

Pathology Case Study: Lymphocytosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes "a 72-year-old white male who presented to an outside facility with chest pain of 24 hours duration." Visitors are given patient history, admission data, peripheral blood and bone marrow findings, including images. They are also given flow cytometry and cytogenic data as well as molecular genetics, with images, and are also given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Contis, Lydia C.; Nambiar, Ashok; Pindzola, Ander

2009-04-14

257

The 27-28 October 1986 FIRE cirrus case study - Meteorology and clouds. [First International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project Regional Experiment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A detailed case study is conducted of cirrus clouds that were observed intensely over a 36-h period from 1200 UTC October 27 to 0000 UTC October 29, 1986. The clouds varied in density and structure as synoptic and mesoscale features passed through the region. The study seeks to provide a meteorological overview including a synoptic and regional perspective; to document the rawinsonde-resolved atmospheric structure and large-scale forcing associated with the observed cloud systems; and to provide understanding of the relationship between atmospheric structure and the character of the corresponding cloud fields. Regional analyses of the static stability structure and vertical motion are presented and interpreted with respect to the characteristics of the corresponding cloud fields as deduced from satellite and lidar observations. It is suggested that mesoscale organization must be taken into account in parametric treatments of cirrus for large-scale atmospheric models. It is shown that cloud generation typically occurred at multiple levels.

Starr, David O'C.; Wylie, Donald P.

1990-01-01

258

The Paradox of Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the paradox of case studies' abilities to understand the complexity in particular contexts while not being generalizable. Argues that the pressure for quantification and multisite case study design in policy research has weakened the original utility of the case study method for understanding complex educational phenomena. (DSK)

Simons, Helen

1996-01-01

259

Where Does Literary Study Happen? Two Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the question of where literary study happens through reflection on two case studies. The article examines projects within two UK English departments, which were designed to allow students of literature to engage with local communities as part of their studies. The implications of this work are considered for curriculum…

Billington, Josie; Sperlinger, Tom

2011-01-01

260

Case Studies in CAL!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten papers focus on applications in specific curriculum areas, modelling and simulation, and computer managed learning. Projects described include voice support for the visually handicapped, distance education, and industrial training, as well as teaching applied mathematics, several facets of engineering, zoology, and, with videodisc, observation…

Rogers, David F., Ed.; Smith, P. R., Ed.

1984-01-01

261

Case Studies Achieving Excellence  

E-print Network

of biological systems and processes. Our work on photosynthesis is part of Project Sunshine, page 5 and promotes success, We know that photosynthesis is essential for life on Earth. The food we eat, the air we it worked. Working as part of an international team, scientists pinpoint how the component parts

Li, Yi

262

New Songdo City and the value of flexibility : a case study of implementation and analysis of a mega-scale project  

E-print Network

In the modern real estate industry, mega-scale developments have been a notable feature. The distinctiveness of these projects is that they are enormous in scale and thus require many years to develop. Unlike regular sized ...

Lee, Junho (Junho Justin)

2008-01-01

263

Transdisciplinary research strategies for understanding socially patterned disease: the Asthma Coalition on Community, Environment, and Social Stress (ACCESS) project as a case study  

PubMed Central

As we have seen a global increase in asthma in the past three decades it has also become clear that it is a socially patterned disease, based on demographic and socioeconomic indicators clustered by areas of residence. This trend is not readily explained by traditional genetic paradigms or physical environmental exposures when considered alone. This has led to consideration of the interplay among physical and psychosocial environmental hazards and the molecular and genetic determinants of risk (i.e., biomedical framing) within the broader socioenvironmental context including socioeconomic position as an upstream “cause of the causes” (i.e., ecological framing). Transdisciplinary research strategies or programs that embrace this complexity through a shared conceptual framework that integrates diverse discipline-specific theories, models, measures, and analytical methods into ongoing asthma research may contribute most significantly toward furthering our understanding of socially patterned disease. This paper provides an overview of a multilevel, multimethod longitudinal study, the Asthma Coalition on Community, Environment and Social Stress (ACCESS), as a case study to exemplify both the opportunities and challenges of transdisciplinary research on urban asthma expression in the United States. PMID:18833350

Wright, Rosalind J.; Suglia, Shakira Franco; Levy, Jonathan; Fortun, Kim; Shields, Alexandra; Subramanian, SV; Wright, Robert

2009-01-01

264

Using Single-Case Design and Personalized Behavior Change Projects to Teach Research Methods  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Students in research methods courses, especially those taught in an intense format, might be hard pressed to actually conduct research studies due to logistics and time constraints. I describe the use of single-case research design and a personalized behavior project as an alternative research project for students in an undergraduate psychology…

Morgan, David L.

2009-01-01

265

The association between change in body mass index and upper aerodigestive tract cancers in the ARCAGE project: multicenter case-control study  

PubMed Central

Previous studies reported an inverse relationship between body mass index (BMI) and upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancers. Examining change in BMI over time may clarify these previous observations. We used data from 2048 cases and 2173 hospital-and population-based controls from 10 European countries (ARCAGE study) to investigate the relationship with BMI and adult change in BMI on UADT cancer risk. Odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated for associations between BMI at 3 time intervals and BMI change on UADT cancer development, adjusting for center, age, sex, education, fruit and vegetable intake, smoking, and alcohol consumption. We found an inverse relationship between UADT cancer and BMI at time of interview and 2 years prior to interview. No association was found with BMI at 30 years of age. Regarding BMI change between age 30 to 2 years prior to interview, BMI decrease (BMI change< ?5%) vs. BMI stability (?5%?BMI change<5%) showed no overall association with UADT cancer (OR=1.15; 95% CI=0.89, 1.49). An increase in BMI (BMI change ? +5%) was inversely associated with UADT cancers (OR=0.75; 95% CI= 0.62, 0.89). BMI gain remained inversely associated across all subsites except for esophageal cancer. When stratified by smoking, or by drinking, association with BMI gain was detected only in drinkers and smokers. In conclusion, BMI gain is inversely associated with UADT cancers. These findings may be influenced by smoking and/or drinking behaviors and/or the development of preclinical UADT cancers and should be corroborated in studies of a prospective nature. PMID:20506380

Park, Sungshim Lani; Lee, Yuan-Chin Amy; Marron, Manuela; Agudo, Antonio; Ahrens, Wolfgang; Barzan, Luigi; Bencko, Vladimir; Benhamou, Simone; Bouchardy, Christine; Canova, Cristina; Castellsague, Xavier; Conway, David I.; Healy, Claire M.; Holcatova, Ivana; Kjaerheim, Kristina; Lagiou, Pagona; Lowry, Raymond J.; Macfarlane, Tatiana V.; Macfarlane, Gary J.; McCartan, Bernard E.; McKinney, Patricia A.; Merletti, Franco; Pohlabeln, Hermann; Richiardi, Lorenzo; Simonato, Lorenzo; Sneddon, Linda; Talamini, Renato; Trichopoulos, Dimitrios; Znaor, Ariana; Brennan, Paul; Hashibe, Mia

2014-01-01

266

A Case Study: A New Course on Engineering Project and Management for First-Year Graduate Students in Electrical and Computer Engineering  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The electrical and computer engineering (ECE) department at the University offers a graduate curriculum that is designed to help students develop skills for system integration and acquire effective business and technology practices, as well as, fundamental knowledge in the ECE field. As part of the curriculum, a new course on engineering project and management has been recently introduced to first-year graduate students. This new course guides students through a complete design cycle from inception to completion with a pre-defined project of a complex system. This paper focuses on the experience and lessons learned from offering the Capstone like, project-based design course to first-year ECE graduate students. It reports details of the course and pedagogical approaches to achieving the course objectives. Evaluation results are also presented on course outcomes and learning experience of students.

Lee, Wookwon; Mak, Fong

2009-08-10

267

The NASA/Baltimore Applications Project (BAP). Computer aided dispatch and communications system for the Baltimore Fire Department: A case study of urban technology application  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An engineer and a computer expert from Goddard Space Flight Center were assigned to provide technical assistance in the design and installation of a computer assisted system for dispatching and communicating with fire department personnel and equipment in Baltimore City. Primary contributions were in decision making and management processes. The project is analyzed from four perspectives: (1) fire service; (2) technology transfer; (3) public administration; and (5) innovation. The city benefitted substantially from the approach and competence of the NASA personnel. Given the proper conditions, there are distinct advantages in having a nearby Federal laboratory provide assistance to a city on a continuing basis, as is done in the Baltimore Applications Project.

Levine, A. L.

1981-01-01

268

Evaluation of the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program. Case Study Report. Project InterLinc: Information Services Division, 95010. Lincoln, Nebraska.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1995-96 public access grant awarded to the Data Procession Division of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska was designed to extend opportunities to underserved residents using newly placed terminals and Internet connection. Project InterLinc was designed to ...

N. Bartfai, B. Kapinus

1998-01-01

269

Accelerating Software Development through Agile Practices--A Case Study of a Small-Scale, Time-Intensive Web Development Project at a College-Level IT Competition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Agile development has received increasing interest both in industry and academia due to its benefits in developing software quickly, meeting customer needs, and keeping pace with the rapidly changing requirements. However, agile practices and scrum in particular have been mainly tested in mid- to large-size projects. In this paper, we present…

Zhang, Xuesong; Dorn, Bradley

2012-01-01

270

The Project Approach Catalog 4: Literacy and Project Work by the Project Approach Study Group.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Projects are in-depth studies of a topic undertaken by a class, a group, or an individual child. Projects are intended to strengthen children's dispositions to be interested, absorbed, and involved in in-depth observation, investigation, and representation of worthwhile phenomena in their own environments. This Catalog on the Project Approach, the…

Helm, Judy Harris, Ed.

271

[Impact of the Beijing and Tianjin Sand Source Control Project on the grassland soil organic carbon storage: a case study of Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia, China].  

PubMed

Understanding the impacts of eco-construction project on grassland soil carbon storage is crucial to assess the effectiveness of the project and its role in carbon cycling of the grassland ecosystems. Using IPCC carbon budget inventory method, this paper analyzed the influence of Beijing and Tianjin Sand Source Control Project (BTSSCP) on the grassland soil carbon storage between 2000 and 2006 in Xilingol League, Inner Mongolia, and evaluated the time needed to reach the maximal soil carbon density for three management practices (i. e. , sown pasture, aerial sowing pasture, and grazing exclosure). Results showed that the BTSSCP significantly increased soil carbon storage, with a carbon sequestration of 59.26 x 10(4) t C from 2000 to 2006. The rate and effectiveness of soil carbon sequestration varied significantly with management practices, with the highest rate in sown pasture (0.25 t C x hm(-2) x a(-1)) while a greater benefit of soil carbon sequestration in the grazing exclosure (63 million yuan). Compared with other grassland vegetations, lowland meadow and temperate meadow steppe both had higher carbon sequestration rates of 0.14 t C x hm(-2) x a(-1). Long time would be needed to reach the maximum soil carbon density in grassland under the three practices, yet shorter for sown pasture with average of 57.75 years. PMID:24830235

Zhang, Liang-Xia; Fan, Jiang-Wen; Zhang, Wen-Yan; Tang, Feng-Pei

2014-02-01

272

Assessment of the soil organic carbon sink in a project for the conversion of farmland to forestland: a case study in zichang county, shaanxi, china.  

PubMed

The conversion of farmland to forestland not only changes the ecological environment but also enriches the soil with organic matter and affects the global carbon cycle. This paper reviews the influence of land use changes on the soil organic carbon sink to determine whether the Chinese "Grain-for-Green" (conversion of farmland to forestland) project increased the rate of SOC content during its implementation between 1999 and 2010 in the hilly and gully areas of the Loess Plateau in north-central China. The carbon sink was quantified, and the effects of the main species were assessed. The carbon sink increased from 2.26×106 kg in 1999 to 8.32×106 kg in 2010 with the sustainable growth of the converted areas. The black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) soil increased SOC content in the top soil (0-100 cm) in the initial 7-yr period, while the sequestration occurred later (>7 yr) in the 100-120 cm layer after the "Grain-for-Green" project was implemented. The carbon sink function measured for the afforested land provides evidence that the Grain-for-Green project has successfully excavated the carbon sink potential of the Shaanxi province and served as an important milestone for establishing an effective organic carbon management program. PMID:24736591

Mu, Lan; Liang, Yinli; Han, Ruilian

2014-01-01

273

Putting Partnership at the Centre of Teachers' Professional Learning in Rural and Regional Contexts: Evidence from Case Study Projects in Tasmania  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a professional learning (PL) model that emerged from the authors' involvement with PL processes in several rural and remote schools in the state of Tasmania. As is the case for rural areas generally, young people in rural areas of Tasmania have lower retention rates to Year 12 and lower participation rates in higher education…

Stack, Sue; Beswick, Kim; Brown, Natalie; Bound, Helen; Kenny, John; Abbott-Chapman, Joan

2011-01-01

274

The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the early 1990s, breast cancer advocates petitioned the United States Congress to investigate the high rates of breast cancer on Long Island in the state of New York. The resulting law led to the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP) — more than ten research projects designed to study the possible causes of this increased incidence of cancer.

Deborah M. Winn

2005-01-01

275

HEAD Academy PBL Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains case studies relevant to chemistry and related scientific areas, all using problem based learning methods. The case studies are in the form of downloadable pdf files that include materials to give to students as well as instructor guides.

2011-05-13

276

Geostatistical case studies  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this volume of contributed chapters is to present a series of applications of geostatistics. These range from a careful variographic analysis on uranium data, through detailed studies on geologically complex deposits, right up to the latest nonlinear methods applied to deposits with highly skewed data contributions. Applications of new techniques such as the external drift method for combining well data with seismic information have also been included. The volume emphasizes geostatistics in practice. Notation has been kept to a minimum and mathematical details have been relegated to annexes.

Matheron, G.; Armstrong, M.

1987-01-01

277

Earthquake Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students work in a jigsaw format, they start in an expert group analyzing one particular aspect of the earthquake that occurred (e.g., tsunami, geologic maps, damage assessment). After analyzing the data/information provided, students get into their new groups, which are a "consulting team" to make recommendations to key governmental officials about the earthquake they studied and implications for future development. These are presented in a poster session style event, which then leads to individual papers that are written about the same topic, which are peer reviewed and revised. Students are asked to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses in the process and to consider changes for future opportunities, as well as connect the curriculum to the overall process of science.

Kraft, Kaatje

278

Social Studies Projects Tour: An Informal Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of this paper is to bring information about 40 social studies/social science centers and projects up to date as of late spring 1971. This publication differs from the directories and summaries of the projects begun in the late 1960's in that the reports are based on personal interviews between the Social Science Education Consortium…

Risinger, Fred; Radz, Michael

279

Pelvic floor disorders: Case study  

PubMed Central

Interactive case study discussions were an integral part of the program at the 3rd Annual Canadian Urology Forum (2013). The following is a summary of discussions pertaining to a case illustrating the difficulties in the management of pelvic floor disorders. PMID:24523847

Flood, Catherine

2013-01-01

280

Avio case study: the MRO process  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This chapter presents the case study of the Avio Brindisi plant where a profound process of change has been in progress for a number of years. We use the TEKNE Project methodology of change to analyze the different aspects of the case, highlighting the firm's strategic, organizational and technological characteristics and the environment it operates in. In particular, we envisage a change in the plant's business model in response to the expansion of its client segments and a potential new approach to MRO operations based on advanced fleet management practices that would radically change the firm's organization and value network with respect to its MRO service offering, thereby yielding extensive global market opportunities.

Corallo, Angelo; Dimartino, Angelo; Errico, Fabrizio; Giangreco, Enza

281

Shuttle Case Study Collection Website Development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As a continuation from summer 2012, the Shuttle Case Study Collection has been developed using lessons learned documented by NASA engineers, analysts, and contractors. Decades of information related to processing and launching the Space Shuttle is gathered into a single database to provide educators with an alternative means to teach real-world engineering processes. The goal is to provide additional engineering materials that enhance critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving skills. During this second phase of the project, the Shuttle Case Study Collection website was developed. Extensive HTML coding to link downloadable documents, videos, and images was required, as was training to learn NASA's Content Management System (CMS) for website design. As the final stage of the collection development, the website is designed to allow for distribution of information to the public as well as for case study report submissions from other educators online.

Ransom, Khadijah S.; Johnson, Grace K.

2012-01-01

282

Nasopharyngeal Case-Control Study  

Cancer.gov

A case-control study conducted in Taiwan between 1991-1994 among approximately 1,000 individuals to examine the role of viral, environmental, and genetic factors associated with the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma

283

HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES (DENVER PRESENTATION)  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

284

Hydrogeologic Case Studies (Seattle, WA)  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

285

HYDROGEOLOGIC CASE STUDIES (CHICAGO, IL)  

EPA Science Inventory

Hydrogeology is the foundation of subsurface site characterization for evaluations of monitored natural attenuation (MNA). Three case studies are presented. Examples of the potentially detrimental effects of drilling additives on ground-water samples from monitoring wells are d...

286

Case Study: del Amo Bioventing  

EPA Science Inventory

The attached presentation discusses the fundamentals of bioventing in the vadose zone. The basics of bioventing are presented. The experience to date with the del Amo Superfund Site is presented as a case study....

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Removal of High -Concentration and Refractory Organic Matter from Diosgenin Manufacture Wastewater : a case study of a demonstration project in Hubei Province, P R China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Wastewater from diosgenin manufacture is dark brown (3,500 ~4,000 times of the chroma) and acidic(pH=0.8~1.5)with high concentration of organic matter(COD=25,000~38,000 mg/L)and poor biodegradability(BOD5/COD= 0.25~0.30). It is highly toxic to biota due to the water-soluble saponin, tannins and pectin. Therefore removal of the organic matter is of great importance before the discharge of the wastewater into the environment. Here we presented a set of data from a demonstration project in Hubei province, P R China with an improved technics. This technics, focusing on the treatment of diosgenin wastewater, included hydrolytic acidification, internal electrolysis, neutralization, aerating-improved Up-flow Anaerobic Sludge Bed (UASB) and bio-contact oxidation treatment in sequence to remove the organic matter. After 60 days of starting-up, the water quality from hydrolytic acidification reactor was greatly improved. The effluent became clear, indicating the obvious removal of suspended solids in the water; the ratio of BOD/COD increased to 0.44, suggesting an significant increase of biodegradability; the content of volatile fatty acid (VFA) increased from 22.6 mmol/L to 86.8 mmol/L and the volume loading of COD reached 9.48 kg COD/(m3d). Basically at this stage the removal efficiency of COD was stabilized at 25%. Further treatment was conducted on the effluent from hydrolytic acidification reactor through the Improved UASB Reactor after the internal electrolysis and neutralization. The Improved UASB Reactor can start up at room temperature with an influent of 1,500 mg/L COD and inflow rate of 50(m3/d). Then, temperature was increased gradually to 38 oC (± 2 oC) to optimize the growth of the mesophilic anaerobes in the reactor. The content of VFA of the effluent was controlled below 8 mmol/L to guarantee the pH in the range of 6.8~7.2. After 150 days of debugging, the COD of the influent to UASB increased to 9,600 mg/L, hydraulic retaining time (HRT) was around 70 hrs , the volume loading and the removal efficiency of COD reached 3.42 kg COD/(m3.d) and 75% respectively. Bio-contact oxidation process dealt with the effluent from the Improved UASB at room temperature. The HRT was 54 hrs and dissolved oxygen was controlled between 2 to 4 mg/L. Currently, the COD volume loading reached 1.05 kg COD/(m3.d) and the removal efficiency of COD was over 90%. The total removal efficiencies of COD and color were over 99% and 98% respectively in the overall process. The pH, color and COD content of the final effluent were 7, about 200 mg/L and 50 times of the chroma respectively. All these indexes met the criteria of “The National Discharge Standard of Industry Water Pollutants for Sapogenin”(GB 20425-2006). This work was supported by National Key Technologies R&D Program No. 2006BAB04A14-2), the Hubei Provincial Science and Technology Department (No. 2006AA305A05) and Wuhan Science and Technology Bureau (20066002101).

Bao, J.; Wang, L.

2009-12-01

288

`Does interactive television imply new uses? A Flemish case study' (Part of this article is based on an IWT-supported research project "Flanders Interactive")  

E-print Network

, 1050 Brussel Belgium Abstract The success of digital television will depend largely on the reactions a successful introduction of digital TV will to a large extent depend on the reaction of the final user Pauwels Wendy.van.den.broeck@vub.ac.be jo.pierson@vub.ac.be caroline.pauwels@vub.ac.be Studies on Media

Masthoff, Judith

289

Case Study: Sex and Vaccination  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This case study is centered upon the recent debate concerning the decision by Texas Governor Rick Perry to mandate the compulsory vaccination of girls in the Texas public school system against the human papillomavirus (HPV) prior to entering the sixth grade. The interrupted case method is particularly appropriate for this subject with the case sections providing a general overview of the disease, the reasons for such a mandatory vaccination program, the reasons against such a program, and finally a disclosure of what ultimately transpired in Texas.

Herreid, Clyde F.; Zavrel, Erik

2008-05-01

290

A prospective study of acute cerebrovascular disease in the community: the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project1981-86. 2. Incidence, case fatality rates and overall outcome at one year of cerebral infarction, primary intracerebral and subarachnoid haemorrhage  

Microsoft Academic Search

The age and sex specific incidence rates for cerebral infarction, primary intracerebral haemorrhage and subarachnoid haemorrhage in a population of approximately 105,000 are presented. Over four years 675 patients with a first-ever stroke were registered with the Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project. The pathological diagnosis was confirmed by computerised tomography (CT) scan, necropsy or lumbar puncture (cases of subarachnoid haemorrhage only)

J Bamford; P Sandercock; M Dennis; J Burn; C Warlow

1990-01-01

291

Curriculum Integration Case Studies 1 Moving Beyond Marketing Study Abroad: Comparative Case Studies of the  

E-print Network

.) Review of Literature...........................................................9 3.) The Minnesota Model;Curriculum Integration Case Studies 3 8.) 2007 Report (Van Deusen): The University of California, San DiegoCurriculum Integration Case Studies 1 Moving Beyond Marketing Study Abroad: Comparative Case

Amin, S. Massoud

292

A Boogie Case Study: Project Description  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spec# [2] is an extension of the C# programming language. It extends C# by o ering contracts (method pre-and postconditions and object invariants), non-nullable types and checked excep-tions. It comes with a static program verifier, Boogie, that generates logical verification conditions from a Spec# program. These are run through an theorem prover that analyzes these verification conditions to prove the

Benjamin Lutz

293

Case Studies in Business Ethics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The most recent guide from Inc.com offers case studies in business ethics and includes coverage of businesses striving to become more environmentally aware, provide community growth, and activate global change. One of the case studies follows Fetzer Vineyards, a California winery committed to reducing its own waste; another describes the way that the Philadelphia restaurant White Dog Cafe donates ten percent of its $4.4 million profit to a variety of nonprofit organizations. The case studies are generally quite short and easy to read; additionally, they link to several online polls that test users's business ethics skills. For more information on Guides @ Inc.com, see the August 10, 2000 Scout Report for Business and Economics.

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Dust hazard near Halley Comet in case of the VEGA project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The motion of dust particles near Halley Comet is studied and the probability of dust impacts with the spacecraft in case of the VEGA (Venus-Halley)- project is determined. The formation of a crater due to a particle impact with the dust shield is considered and the necessity for using a dual-sheet bumper shield is substantiated. The thickness of a front

R. Z. Sagdeev; S. I. Anisimov; A. A. Galeev; V. D. Shapiro; V. I. Shevchenko

1982-01-01

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A Case Study in Elementary Statistics: The Florida Panther Population  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We describe a case study that was created to intertwine the fields of biology and mathematics. This project is given in an elementary probability and statistics course for non-math majors. Some goals of this case study include: to expose students to biology in a math course, to apply probability to real-life situations, and to display how far a…

Lazowski, Andrew; Stopper, Geffrey

2013-01-01

296

National Forest Land Scheme case study Broadford and Strath Community  

E-print Network

National Forest Land Scheme case study Broadford and Strath Community Company: Broadford Wood.forestry.gov.uk/nfls1National Forest Land Scheme case study #12;BSCC has almost 200 members: voting membership is open in the service sector, particularly tourism. BSCC has delivered a number of community projects, including

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Training and process change: a collaborative telehealth case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The next generation of telehealth systems running over broadband Internet will offer opportunities to change the way clinicians provide health services. This case study is a component of a larger research project which explores the implications of broadband telehealth in a tertiary healthcare setting. The research question of this case study addresses how to train and prepare clinicians to do

Duncan Stevenson

2008-01-01

298

Shuttle Transportation System Case-Study Development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A case-study collection was developed for NASA's Space Shuttle Program. Using lessons learned and documented by NASA KSC engineers, analysts, and contractors, decades of information related to processing and launching the Space Shuttle was gathered into a single database. The goal was to provide educators with an alternative means to teach real-world engineering processes and to enhance critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving skills. Suggested formats were created to assist both external educators and internal NASA employees to develop and contribute their own case-study reports to share with other educators and students. Via group project, class discussion, or open-ended research format, students will be introduced to the unique decision making process related to Shuttle missions and development. Teaching notes, images, and related documents will be made accessible to the public for presentation of Space Shuttle reports. Lessons investigated included the engine cutoff (ECO) sensor anomaly which occurred during mission STS-114. Students will be presented with general mission infom1ation as well as an explanation of ECO sensors. The project will conclude with the design of a website that allows for distribution of information to the public as well as case-study report submissions from other educators online.

Ransom, Khadijah

2012-01-01

299

Ethnographic Study: @ONE Technology Training Project Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents findings from an ethnographic study of technology integration and diffusion in two California community colleges. The study was commissioned to examine whether faculty behavior and student learning outcomes have changed as a result of @ONE instructional technology training and resources. The California Community Colleges…

Obler, Susan; Schiorring, Eva

300

Design Case Study: Planning a Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This worksheet, created by Beth Chance and Allan Rossman, provides students with four exercises in designing a case study. Each exercise presents a difference scenario and asks a series of questions about study design. This is a great introduction to applied statistics for any mathematics classroom.

Chance, Beth; Rossman, Allan

2008-12-11

301

Pathology Case Study: Cystic Tumor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This cytogenetics case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves 21-year-old male presented with a mass in his right thigh. Prior to this, the patient was healthy and had no major health concerns. The tumor was removed and the attending doctor ordered a cytogenetic analysis of the specimen. The results from that analysis along with microscopic images and electron photomicrographs of the tumor are included in the case study to aid in the understanding of the final diagnosis. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Dunn, Jean; Mnuskin, Anna; Surti, Urvashi

2009-05-04

302

Pathology Case Study: Postmenopausal Bleeding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This gynecologic pathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves 57-year-old female with postmenopausal bleeding. The patientâÂÂs history, and results from a pelvic ultrasound are included in the case study to aid in the understanding of the final diagnosis. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Chen, Lei; Kanbour, Anisa; Kessinger, Rovena L.

2008-12-15

303

Resource Assessment Overview and MIT Full Breeze Case Study  

E-print Network

Resource Assessment Overview and MIT Full Breeze Case Study Cy Chan, EECS PhD Candidate Wind Energy linear relationship for each wind direction bin independently #12;Measure Correlate Predict · Alternate;Full Breeze Project Overview · Student-run project to assess the installation of a small wind turbine

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Case Studies in Broadcast Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of case studies, based on factual situations which have challenged broadcast managers in recent years, is designed to stimulate thinking about and solving of "real world" problems in commercial radio and television operations. Topics of a serious, long-run nature include enlarging the radio audience; station revenue and economy;…

Coleman, Howard W.

305

Emergent Creativity: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A recognition and analysis of the complexity involved in trying to understand what creativity is and how the creative process works is the essence of this paper. I chose to record as a case study the creative process involved in developing a children’s book based upon the achievements and experiences of three Massachusetts women who participated in the All American

Kathleen Bertrand

1997-01-01

306

NWCC Transmission Case Study III  

Microsoft Academic Search

OAK-B135 Transmission System Improvements for Wind Energy Development in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains: Opportunities and Obstacles. This case study set out to ascertain the validity of three assumptions from the perspectives of stakeholders involved in wind energy and transmission issues in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains. The assumptions, and the stakeholders' reactions to each, are summarized below:

Terry Allison; Steve Wiese

2000-01-01

307

Due Process Hearing Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a due process hearing case study of a mother who contended that his son, D.J., has been denied of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) of his School District after being suspended from school. D.J., an elementary student, had been described as hyperactive, inattentive, defiant, and often volatile. He was identified…

Bateman, David F.; Jones, Marni Gail

2010-01-01

308

Software Environment for the Implementation of Tomographic Reconstruction Algorithms Applied to Cases of Few Projections  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Usually tomographic procedure requires a set of projections around the object under study and a mathematical processing of such projections through reconstruction algorithms. An accurate reconstruction requires a proper number of projections (angular sampling) and a proper number of elements in each projection (linear sampling) [1]. However in several practical cases it is not possible to fulfill these conditions leading to the so-called problem of few projections. In this case, iterative reconstruction algorithms are more suitable than analytic ones. In this work we present a program written in C++ that provides an environment for two iterative algorithm implementations, one algebraic and the other statistical. The software allows the user a full definition of the acquisition and reconstruction geometries used for the reconstruction algorithms but also to perform projection and backprojection operations. A set of analysis tools was implemented for the characterization of the convergence process. We analyze the performance of the algorithms on numerical phantoms and present the reconstruction of experimental data with few projections coming from transmission X-ray and micro PIXE (Particle-Induced X-Ray Emission) images.

Ríos, A. B.; Valda, A.; Somacal, H.

2007-10-01

309

Special study on vegetative covers. [UMTRA Project  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the findings of a special study on the use of vegetative covers to stabilize tailings piles for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project. The principal rationale for using plants would be to establish a dynamic system for controlling water balance. Specifically, vegetation would be used to intercept and transpire precipitation to the atmosphere, rather than allowing water to drain into the tailings and mobilize contaminants. This would facilitate compliance with groundwater standards proposed for the UMTRA Project by the Environmental Protection Agency. The goals of the study were to evaluate the feasibility of using vegetative covers on UMTRA Project piles, define the advantages and disadvantages of vegetative covers, and develop general guidelines for their use when such use seems reasonable. The principal method for the study was to analyze and apply to the UMTRA Project the results of research programs on vegetative covers at other US Department of Energy (DOE) waste management facilities. The study also relied upon observations made of existing stabilized piles at UMTRA Project sites where natural vegetation is growing on the rock-covered surfaces. Water balance and erosion models were also used to quantify the long-term performance of vegetative covers planned for the topslopes of stabilized piles at Grand Junction and Durango, Colorado, two UMTRA Project sites where the decision was made during the course of this special study to use vegetative covers. Elements in the design and construction of the vegetative covers at these two sites are discussed in the report, with explanations of the differing features that reflect differing environmental conditions. 28 refs., 18 figs., 9 tabs.

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1988-11-01

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Pathology Case Study: Progressive Tetraparesis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This neuropathology case, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, illustrates the process of diagnosing the cause of a patientâÂÂs progressive weakening of the limbs. Microscopic images of a biopsy specimen are included in the case study along with a gross description and image of the specimen. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with the diagnostic process and techniques.

Da Costa, Cristiane C.; Giannetti, Alexandre V.; Perpăâ©tuo, Francisco O.; Pittella, Josăâ© E.

2009-01-21

311

Environmental Education Study Projects for College Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication concerns three environmental education study projects designed to help the college instructor, student, or group of students in identifying environmental problems at the community level and helping to find solutions to them. It discusses the need for and use of environmental problem solving and includes some factors involved with…

Wert, Jonathan M.

312

The CADRE Project: A Retention Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

I his article describes the findings of a study of leachcr retention and the effectiveness of one induction program, the Career Advancement and Development for Recruits and Experienced teachers (CADRE) Project, in helping teachers remain in the profession. National statistics report teacher attrition rate to be 40 percent over five years. CADRE participants have a retention rule ol 89 percent

Sheryl McGlamery; Edick Nancy A

2004-01-01

313

Reef and Shore. Hawaii Nature Study Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide is one of a series developed by the Curriculum Research and Development Group at the University of Hawaii. The program is laboratory and field oriented for elementary students. The focus of study for the project is the plant and animal life and the physical components of the Hawaiian environment, and their ecological…

Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Curriculum Research and Development Group.

314

Parts of Plants. Hawaii Nature Study Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide is one of a series developed by the Curriculum Research and Development Group at the University of Hawaii. The program is laboratory and field oriented for elementary students. The focus of study for the project is the plant and animal life and the physical components of the Hawaiian environment, and their ecological…

Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Curriculum Research and Development Group.

315

Pathology Case Study: Lymphoplasmacytic Infiltrate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This hematopathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This case involves a 40-year-old woman presenting with a nodule in the skin on the left jaw line. Images from a biopsy of the nodule provide conclusive information that contributes to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. A description of these images, and the patientâÂÂs immunohistochemistry and molecular studies are also provided. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Whisnant, Richard

2009-06-12

316

Innovative clean technologies case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The case studies contained herein are the products of the 'Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business' Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in their industries. The P2SB focused on high-risk concepts without ephasis on media or industry in order to provide an open program where

1993-01-01

317

Pathology Case Study: Visual Disturbances  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a neuropathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 49 year old woman has visual disturbances. Visitors are given the microscopic description, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Bilbao, Juan M., 1938-; Horvath, Eva, Ph.D.; Kovacs, Kalman; Syro, Luis; Uribe, Humberto; Vidal, Sergio

2009-08-18

318

Terahertz applications in cultural heritage: case studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy and imaging is a non-destructive, non-contact, non-invasive technology emerging as a tool for the analysis of cultural heritage. THz Time Domain Spectroscopy (TDS) techniques have the ability to retrieve information from different layers within a stratified sample, that enable the identification of hidden sub-layers in the case of paints and mural paintings. In this paper, we present the THz TDS2 system developed in the European Commission's 7th Framework Program project CHARISMA [grant agreement no. 228330]. Bespoke single processing algorithms; including a deconvolution algorithm can be deployed to increase the resolution and the global performance of the system. The potential and impact of this work is demonstrated through two case studies of mural paintings, where the capability to reveal the stratigraphy of the artworks is demonstrated.

Giovannacci, D.; Martos-Levif, D.; Walker, G. C.; Menu, M.; Detalle, V.

2013-11-01

319

An Empirical Study of Adoption of Software Testing in Open Source Projects Pavneet Singh Kochhar1  

E-print Network

An Empirical Study of Adoption of Software Testing in Open Source Projects Pavneet Singh Kochhar1@smu.edu.sg, lxjiang@smu.edu.sg Abstract--Testing is an indispensable part of software de- velopment efforts. It helps-trivial software projects and explore the correlation of test cases with various project development

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

320

Pathology Case Study: Pancreatic Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 72-year-old man with a history of prostatic adenocarcinoma is presented with left flank pain. Gross and microscopic images and descriptions of a needle biopsy of the pancreas are provided in the âÂÂPreoperative Studiesâ section. A âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section is also found here, which includes a detailed description of the condition from the contributing doctors. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Deal, Karen; Rao, Uma N.

2009-05-01

321

Business Case Study of Open Source Software.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper was prepared as part of The MITRE Corporation's FY00 Mission-Oriented Investigation and Experimentation (MOIE) research project 'Open Source Software in Military Systems.' The paper analyzes the business case of open source software. It is inte...

C. A. Kenwood

2001-01-01

322

The challenge of integration in the implementation of Zimbabwe’s new water policy: case study of the catchment level institutions surrounding the Pungwe-Mutare water supply project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Integrated water resources management (IWRM) is viewed by policy makers and practitioners as facilitating the achievement of a balance between water resource use and resource protection, and the resolution of water-related conflicts. The IWRM approach has found particular use in the new water policies of Southern African countries such as Zimbabwe, where water scarcity, after the land question, is perceived to be a major threat to political, economic, social, military and environmental security. Ultimately, IWRM is seen as providing a framework towards ensuring broader security at the local, national, regional and global levels. However, the pilot phase implementation of the new water policy in the various regional countries has revealed that although the legal and institutional frameworks have been put in place, the implementation of the IWRM approach has tended to be problematic (J. Latham, 2001; GTZ, 2000; Leestemaker, 2000; Savenige and van der Zaag, 2000; Sithole, 2000). This paper adopts a case study approach and empirically examines the institutional challenges of implementing the IWRM approach in the post-pilot phase of Zimbabwe’s new water policy. The focus is mainly on the institutional arrangements surrounding the Pungwe-Mutare Water Supply Project located within the Save Catchment Area in Eastern Zimbabwe. The major findings of the study are that, while there persist some problems associated with the traditional management approach, there have also emerged new challenges to IWRM. These mainly relate to the transaction costs of the water sector reforms, institutional resilience, stakeholder participation, and the achievement of the desired outcomes. There have also been problems emanating from unexpected political developments at the local and national levels, particularly with regard to the government’s “fast track” land resettlement programme. The paper concludes that there is a need for a more rigorous effort towards integrating the management of water resources by the catchment level institutions.

Tapela, Barbara Nompumelelo

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Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Nodules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This pediatric pathology case study, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. The learning objectives located at the top of the page are a great way for students to evaluate their learning progress. This case involves a 12-year-old girl presenting with recurrent lung nodules. Images from chest x-rays and a lung biopsy provide conclusive information that contributes to the patientâÂÂs diagnosis. A description of these images is also provided. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâÂÂs findings and a list of references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose patientâÂÂs conditions.

Arnold, Sonya; Hasegawa, Susan

2009-05-08

324

Case study research: design and methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. This thoroughly revised text now covers more than 50 case studies (approximately 25\\\\% new), gives fresh attention to quantitative

Robert K. Yin; M S Sridhar

2009-01-01

325

Case Study: The Case of the Jamaican Fisherman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and/or undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, neural, muscular and respiratory systems. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Joyce Shaw (Endicott College Arts and Sciences)

2012-06-18

326

Case Study: An Unusual Case of Animal Reproduction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate and graduate students in biology and can be adapted for anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology courses. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with reproductive biology. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Joann B Powell (Clark Atlanta University Biological Sciences)

2011-12-08

327

Case Study: A Case of Spinal Cord Injury  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with spinal cord injury (plegia, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, dermatome, stretch reflex). Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

David Dean (Spring Hill College Biology)

2005-12-02

328

Pathology Case Study: Lung Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in learning. A 59-year-old patient with a history of smoking was admitted for a biopsy of his recently transplanted liver. Laboratory results, X-ray images, microscopic descriptions and images are provided to aid in the understanding of the final diagnosis. The doctor's official conclusions and references are included in the "Final Diagnosis" section. Students entering health sciences fields will find this resource very helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Holst, Valerie

2007-10-17

329

Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Hypertension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 20-year-old man has a history of pulmonary hypertension. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in cardiovascular pathology.

Horn, Kevin D.

2007-08-16

330

Pathology Case Study: Macrocytic Anemia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which an older man suffering from chronic bronchitis and macrocytic anemia also developed persistent flu symptoms. Visitors view the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Bahler, David; Kulich, Scott; Shekhter-Levin, Sofia

2008-05-05

331

Pathology Case Study: Dilated Cardiomyopathy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man presented with a large range of symptoms from chills and fever to underdeveloped calf muscles. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in cardiovascular pathology.

Defrances, Marie C.; Lee, Robert E.

2008-05-14

332

Pathology Case Study: Skin Lesion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a woman with uterine endometrioid adenocarcinoma with focal squamous differentiation arising in complex atypical hyperplasia. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in dermatologic pathology.

Holst, Valerie; Jones, Mirka W.; Quintana, Paulina

2007-10-01

333

Pathology Case Study: Chronic Hypertension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a clinical chemistry case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 57-year-old female has longstanding hypertension and peripheral vascular disease. Visitors are given catheterization procedure data and retroperitoneal ultrasound findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical chemistry.

Schubert, Eric

2007-08-23

334

Pathology Case Study: Maculopapular Rash  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 38-year-old woman with a history of morbid obesity and gastric bypass surgery complains of fatigue, sore throat, and rash. Visitors are given the physical examination results and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in dermatologic pathology.

Flynn, Kevin J.; Malone, Mark

2007-11-21

335

Pathology Case Study: Liver Transplant  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 34-year-old is experiencing complications following a liver transplant. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-22

336

Pathology Case Study: Renal Failure  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 36-year-old man has had two kidney transplants. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-27

337

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Pain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 65-year-old man is complaining of abdominal pain. Visitors are given the radiology, gross and microscopic descriptions, flow cytometry, and molecular diagnostics, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Latulippe, Steven; Ohori, N. P.

2007-12-05

338

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Pain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 72-year-old man has abdominal pain, anorexia, and weight loss but no significant past medical history. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in autopsy pathology.

Nine, Jeff S.; Weir, Ed

2007-12-03

339

Pathology Case Study: Renal Insufficiency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 74-year-old man has been referred to the hospital for renal insufficiency complicating scleroderma. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in renal pathology.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Perry, Linda

2007-09-03

340

Innovative clean technologies case studies  

SciTech Connect

The case studies contained herein are the products of the 'Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business' Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in their industries. The P2SB focused on high-risk concepts without ephasis on media or industry in order to provide an open program where ground-breaking concepts were given a fair opportunity. The P2SB provided awards of up to $25,000 to assist small businesses for conducting their own demonstrations of pollution prevention techniques and technologies, and for advancing their products towards a practical stage.

Stone, K.R.

1993-08-01

341

Pathology Case Study: Gait Disorders  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 62-year-old woman with a 20-year history of gait disorders and dizziness. Visitors are given patient history, laboratory findings, along with microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

2009-04-21

342

Pathology Case Study: Renal Insufficiency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man presented with chronic renal insufficiency, congestive heart failure, and diarrhea. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in renal pathology.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Parizhskaya, Maria

2007-10-31

343

Pathology Case Study: Chronic Sinusitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man reported a history of chronic sinusitis that was not responding to nasal and antibiotic treatments. Visitors can view both microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of head and neck pathology.

Becich, Michael J.; Fowler, Jason C.

2008-04-28

344

Pathology Case Study: Mediastinal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man complained of diaphoresis nausea and substernal chest pain through his left arm. Subsequent tests revealed a mediastinal mass with both fatty and solid components. Visitors can view both microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of soft tissue pathology.

Fowler, Jason C.; Rao, Uma N.

2008-12-25

345

Pathology Case Study: Pigmented Lesion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 69-year-old man has a pigmented lesion on his right ear. Visitors are given the patient history and microscopic description, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in dermatologic pathology.

Ejadi, Samuel

2007-09-12

346

Pathology Case Study: Hepatitis C  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 43-year-old male with Hepatitis C has had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-21

347

Pathology Case Study: Metastasizing Tumor  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a woman presented with a low-grade sarcoma with features of plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumor in the subcutaneous soft tissue of left posterior thigh. Visitors can view both gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and have the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to introduce or test students of soft tissue pathology.

Rao, Uma N.; Rostami, Sassan

2009-02-17

348

Pathology Case Study: Back Pain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 62-year-old woman who presented with two months of back pain. Visitors are given patient history, laboratory findings, along with gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pulmonary pathology.

Lu, Zhengbin; Schoedel, Karen

2009-04-17

349

Pathology Case Study: Testicular Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 18-year-old male with "painless enlargement of the right testes over a period of several months, initially attributed to a sports injury." Visitors are given admission data along with gross and microscopic description, including images and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in genitourinary pathology.

Fowler, Jason C.; Halpern, Melissa B.; Rao, Uma N.

2008-08-19

350

Pathology Case Study: Renal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a pediatric pathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 19-month-old boy has a renal mass. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using laboratory results to diagnose. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pediatric pathology.

Christakos, Peter; Dickman, Paul S.

2009-08-17

351

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which an older woman developed a renal mass without evidence of angiomyolipoma. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in endocrine pathology.

Hardy, Hunter T.

2008-10-16

352

Innovative Project Activities in Science [From the NSTA Study of Innovative Project Activities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes four projects chosen as innovative project activities in science which exhibited identification of unique or novel problems and creative approaches to their solutions. Projects included a study of fish in Lake Erie, a goat raising project, an analysis of terrestrial plant ecology and soil composition, and a study of marine and wetlands…

Science Teacher, 1975

1975-01-01

353

VIRTUAL DELPHI: TWO CASE STUDIES  

E-print Network

From the 6th century BCE onwards, the Greek sanctuary at Delphi gained an unparalleled level of importance in Greek religious and political life. Excavations at Delphi were undertaken by the French School in 1892, and today the monuments at the site survive in varying states of preservation. In spring 2007 faculty and undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University and Arkansas State University embarked on a collaborative project called Ashes2Art which focused on a three-dimensional virtual reconstruction of several features of the sanctuary including the tholos of Athena Pronaia and the loutron, or plunge bath, located to the southeast of the central sanctuary. The digital reconstructions of both buildings raise a number of significant questions about earlier reconstruction efforts and in the case of the loutron, suggests a new theory about the drainage system for the bath. Ŕ partir du 6čme sičcle BCE le sanctuaire grec ŕ Delphes a gagné un niveau incomparable d'importance dans la vie religieuse et politique grecque. Les excavations ŕ Delphes ont été commencées par l'École française en 1892 et aujourd'hui les monuments survivent dans l’états de préservation différents. En 2007 la faculté et les étudiants ŕ Coastal Carolina University et ŕ Arkansas State University ont entrepris un projet en collaboration appelé Ashes2Art qui s'est concentré sur une reconstruction en trois dimensions de plusieurs bâtiments dans le sanctuaire en incluant le Tholos d'Athéna Pronaia dans le Marmaria et le loutron, trouvé au sud-est du sanctuaire central. Les reconstructions des deux bâtiments proposent un certain nombre de questions importantes ŕ propos de plus premičres reconstructions et en cas du loutron, suggčre une nouvelle théorie du systčme d’eau pour le bain. 1.

Arne R. Flaten A; Alyson A. Gill B

354

GPU COMPUTING IN FINANCE: SOME CASE STUDIES  

E-print Network

GPU COMPUTING IN FINANCE: SOME CASE STUDIES Dept. of Quantitative Finance, Natl. Tsing'S AGENDA * CPU Computing v.s. GPU Computing * Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation * Case I: Joint Default Probability Estimation - importance sampling + GPU *Case II: Calibration to Implied

355

Case Study: Brain vs. Spinal Cord  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and undergraduate students in anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy of the cardiovascular and muscular systems. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Michael Hudecki (University of Buffalo Biological Sciences)

2000-08-31

356

Case Study: What Happened to 28 Days?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and/or physiology. In particular this case study explores female reproductive physiology. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Tamar Goulet (University of Mississippi Biology)

2011-08-29

357

Case Study: Wearing on Her Nerves  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and/or physiology. In particular this case study explores the nervous and muscular system . Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Kathleen Brown (CUNY Queensborough Community College Nursing/Massage Therapy)

2011-05-23

358

Case Study: Brain vs. Spinal Cord  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate and graduate students in anatomy. In particular this case study explores anatomy of the nervous system. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Patrick Field (Kean University Department of Biological Sciences)

2001-10-01

359

Case Study: Wake-up Call  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and/or physiology. In particular this case study explores the cardiovascular system . Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Lisa Marie Rubin (VA Western New York Health System Formulary Management)

2002-09-16

360

Case Study: What Killed Leah Miller  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in anatomy and/or physiology. In particular this case study explores brain anatomy and physiology, hemostasis and blood clotting. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

Sheri Boyce (Messiah College Biological Sciences)

2010-03-19

361

Molecular Epidemiologic Case-Case Study of Prostate Cancer Susceptibility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Although prostate cancer is the most common cancer in western countries, risk factors for this disease have not been well characterized. This study builds upon an ongoing project by adding genetic susceptibility markers. Additionally, we are accruing 100 ...

S. S. Strom

1999-01-01

362

Software design studies emphasizing Project LOGOS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of a research project on the development of computer software are presented. Research funds of $200,000 were expended over a three year period for software design and projects in connection with Project LOGOS (computer-aided design and certification of computing systems). Abstracts of theses prepared during the project are provided.

1972-01-01

363

Education Project Management in the Information Age: The Case of the Kimberley Thusanang Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on the experiences of the Kimberley Thusanang Project (KTP). It proposes that the project's use of a database system as a management tool represents a significant development in the design of effective education projects in South Africa. The article describes how this system assists project management in overcoming two key…

Harvey, Stephen

2004-01-01

364

Pathology Case Study: Bilateral Pneumonia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology which describes a 75 year old woman "with a past medical history of significant for a 6 month history of cryoglobulinemia with vasculitis, congestive heart failure, hypertension, cryptogenic cirrhosis, peripheral vascular disease, chronic renal insufficiency, anemia, degenerative joint disease, and diverticulitis." Visitors are provided with patient history, admission data, and microscopic findings (lung), including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical microbiology.

Davie, James; Graur, Octavia; Sheaffer, John

2008-12-12

365

Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Started in 2005, the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy (PCSP) provides "innovative, quantitative and qualitative knowledge about psychotherapy process and outcome, for both researchers and practitioners." The publication is sponsored by the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, and first-time visitors can get a feel for their work by looking over the table of contents of the current issue on the right-hand side of their homepage. Visitors should also feel free to browse through the archives, register to receive the latest edition of PCSP via email, and also learn about their submission policies. Additionally, visitors can also sign up for their RSS feed and create their own collection of PCSP articles.

366

Pathology Case Study: Breast Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 54 year-old woman presented with a âÂÂleft breast nodule.â Visitors are given the patientâÂÂs history, mammogram image, and the results from a fine needle aspiration (including images), and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. Students can check their conclusions by clicking on the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section, which provides a thorough explanation of the diagnosis and treatment. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease.

Deal, Karen; Kanbour, Anisa; Nath, Manju E.

2009-08-31

367

Pathology Case Study: Retroperitoneal Masses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains two case studies presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology: one in which a man was experiencing increased pain in his left flank over the course of three weeks, and the second one in which a women experiencing persistent right lower quadrant pain shows a retroperitoneal lesion on CT scan. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patients. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in soft tissue pathology.

Dorvault, Christine; Fernandes, Shaila; Yousem, Sam

2007-10-29

368

Pathology Case Study: Dog Bites  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 56-year-old male with a past medical history significant for lymphoma (in remission). The patient is a health care worker who presented to the emergency room because of a dog bite. Visitors are given a patient history and culture findings, including images. They are also given an opportunity to diagnose the patient before clicking on the "Final Diagnosis" section, which provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in clinical microbiology.

Iscoll, Eileen; Lourduraj, Leena T.; Pasculle, A. W.

2008-11-17

369

Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes "a 46-year-old gentleman with a persistent right lower lobe pulmonary mass after a successfully treated cavitary pneumonia 5 months ago." Visitors are given patient history along with radiology findings and images. They are also given gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in pulmonary pathology.

Gregorio, Remigio; Johnson, Douglas R.; Nodit, Laurentia; Yousem, Sam

2009-03-11

370

Pathology Case Study: Stillborn Fetus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology which presents a 29 year old Hispanic woman who delivered a stillborn fetus with a estimated gestation of 29 weeks. Visitors are provided with patient history along with gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in perinatal pathology.

Klatt, Edward C., 1951-; Mccune, Ryan

2008-12-08

371

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Distention  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 60-year-old woman who presented with a history of marked abdominal distention lasted for several months with associated progressive fatigue, progressive weight loss and fever. Visitors are given patient history along with gross and microscopic descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Final Diagnosis" section provides a discussion of the findings as well as references. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in soft tissue pathology.

Rao, Uma N.; Sepulveda, Antonia; Yu, Hongbo

2009-03-18

372

Case Study: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words? Making a Case for Video Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. If a mere picture is worth a thousand words, how much more are "moving pictures" or videos worth? The author poses this not merely as a rhetorical question, but because she wishes to make a case for using videos in the traditional case study method. She recommends four main approaches of…

Pai, Aditi

2014-01-01

373

Sustainability of Social ProgramsA Comparative Case Study Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article reports on the findings of a comparative case study of six projects that operated in Israel between 1980 and 2000. The study findings identify characteristics of the programs, the host organizations, and the social and political environment, which differentiated programs that are sustained from those that are not. The findings reaffirm the importance of the human factor, namely,

Riki Savaya; Shimon Spiro; Roni Elran-Barak

2008-01-01

374

Agile vs. Structured Distributed Software Development: A Case Study  

E-print Network

Agile vs. Structured Distributed Software Development: A Case Study H.-Christian Estler Martin of globally distributed software projects. The study compares agile (Scrum, XP, etc.) vs. structured (RUP that agile and struc- tured processes can be equally effective for globally distributed development

Meyer, Bertrand

375

Exploring the management of sustainable construction at the programme level: a Chinese case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sustainable construction is achieved by the implementation of sustainable development principles in the construction industry. The complexity and higher level of inter-project conflicts that occur in large-scale projects mean that the implementation of sustainable construction in those projects is substantially different from that in smaller scale projects. A case study approach has been adopted to analyse the planning and implementation

Qian Shi; Jian Zuo; George Zillante

2012-01-01

376

Biofuel: A Comparative Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This project analyzes the government's role in the commercialization of biofuel by comparing biofuel commercialization efforts to those of nuclear power and nanotechnology commercialization. The PESTEL framework is applied to nuclear power and nanotechnol...

A. Siddiqui, C. Kading, K. Carter

2013-01-01

377

Case Study -- Improving Management Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Knitting, Lace, and Net Industry Training Board in Great Britain is beginning to work with management training, using three firms for experimental pilot projects. The Board plans to introduce this management system throughout the industry. (MF)

Stait, Norman

1970-01-01

378

Successful thermal energy storage applications; Case study  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports on a thermal energy storage application case study in which Pomerado Hospital, Poway, CA, was being expanded 42 percent to include a skilled nursing facility (SNF). The original central plant had been designed to accommodate a third 65-psig steam boiler. However, the owners asked if it were possible to construct this addition without adding the third set of equipment. That was a possibility because the facilities department had implemented some very effective energy conservation projects. Those in the department were also considering the possible benefits of a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system. If it proved to be cost-effective for them to install such a system, they believed the time to do it was before or during the construction of the new SNF.

Williams, V.A. (Verle A. Williams and Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA (United States))

1992-01-01

379

Case study as a research method  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although case study methods remain a controversial approach to data collection, they are widely recognised in many social science studies especially when in-depth explanations of a social behaviour are sought after. This article, therefore, discusses several aspects of case studies as a research method. These include the design and categories of case studies and how their robustness can be achieved.

Zaidah Zainal

2007-01-01

380

The Rescue911 Emergency Response Information System (ERIS): A Systems Development Project Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching case presents a systems development project useful for courses in object-oriented analysis and design. The case has a strong focus on the business, methodology, modeling and implementation aspects of systems development. The case is centered on a fictitious ambulance and emergency services company (Rescue911). The case describes that…

Cohen, Jason F.; Thiel, Franz H.

2010-01-01

381

Live Cases: Service-Learning Consulting Projects in Business Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers suggestions to community service coordinators on how to encourage the use of service learning projects among business faculty in the form of consulting for non-profit organizations. Provides examples of projects in marketing and management courses and discusses how to implement this type of activity in a business course. (EV)

Godar, Susan Hayes

2000-01-01

382

Radiation belts study in RESONANCE project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Earth’s inner magnetosphere is an important part of space weather framework. Outer radiation belt is a home for numerous communication and navigation satellites. But besides this practical problem, this region is a theoretical nugget. Hot magnetospheric, cold plas¬mospheric, and, in contrast, high energy plasma coexist here. Such non-equilibrium state of plasma is glued by various plasma oscillations actively interacting with particles and resulting, in particular, in spatial and velocity diffusion. Diffusion influences acceleration and precipitation of particles and defines their life¬time in the Earth’s magnetosphere. The project RESONANCE is aimed to study the whole complex of these issues, both practical (space weather), and fundamental (nonlinear plasma dynamics). The project RESONANCE is a part of the Russian Federal State Program. Lavochkin Association is responsi¬ble for preparation and testing of the satellites. Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences is a leading scientific organization. Besides Russian scientists, specialists from Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Re¬public, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, USA take part.

Mogilevsky, Mikhail; Demekhov, Andrei; Zelenyi, Lev; Petrukovich, Anatoly; Shklyar, David

383

Case Study: The Chemistry of Cocaine  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This column provides original articles on innovations in case study teaching, assessment of the method, as well as case studies with teaching notes. This month's case study focuses on the chemistry of cocaine to teach a number of core concepts in organic chemistry. It also requires that students read and analyze an original research paper on…

Dewprashad, Brahmadeo

2011-01-01

384

Real-Life Case Studies for Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case studies described in this book reflect conditions present in today's public schools. Situations described in these case studies are intended to introduce education students to the variety of problems existing in today's schools. The 38 case studies highlight: student cheating; teacher's observation by administrator; inclusion; contract…

Hayes, William

385

Decentralized Energy Studies: compendium of U. S. studies and projects  

SciTech Connect

This compendium was prepared as a part of the Decentralized Energy Studies task at the Solar Energy Research Institute. The compendium lists and briefly describes a number of studies, programs, and projects that involve decentralized energy systems. The purpose is to provide information about research activities in decentralized energy systems to researchers, government officials, and interested citizens. A contact person or address is given for each of the activities listed so that interested readers can obtain more information.

Quinn, J.; Ohi, J.M.

1980-06-01

386

Care Coordination: A Case Study Linking Primary Health Care  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate, through a case study, how York Community Services (YCS) is a leader in the delivery ofprimary health care through its integration ofhealth, legal and social services. YCS is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. YCS's mandate is to serve populations that have traditionally been on the margins ofsociety and therefore have had difficulty

Monica M. Lancaster; David P. Thow

2001-01-01

387

LANDFILL GAS ENERGY UTILIZATION: TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS AND CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The report discusses technical, environmental, and other issues associated with using landfill gas as fuel, and presents case studies of projects in the U.S. illustrating some common energy uses. he full report begins by covering basic issues such as gas origin, composition, and ...

388

Rural Action: A Collection of Community Work Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains 10 case studies of rural community development in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Catalonia, as seen from the perspective of community-work practitioners. Development projects encompassed such activities as promotion of tourism, establishment of community centers, vocational training for school dropouts, adult community…

Henderson, Paul, Ed.; Francis, David, Ed.

389

Crafting an Agentive Self: Case Studies of Digital Storytelling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on data from a multi-year digital storytelling project, this comparative case study offers portraits of two emerging authors--one a child and the other a young adult--who used multiple media and modes to articulate pivotal moments in their lives and reflect on life trajectories. The conceptual framework blends recent scholarship on…

Hull, Glynda A.; Katz, Mira-Lisa

2006-01-01

390

Building a Faculty Publications Database: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study shares the experience of building an in-house faculty publications database that was spearheaded by the Touro College and University System library in 2010. The project began with the intention of contributing to the college by collecting the research accomplishments of our faculty and staff, thereby also increasing library…

Tabaei, Sara; Schaffer, Yitzchak; McMurray, Gregory; Simon, Bashe

2013-01-01

391

The Use of Case Studies in an Undergraduate Biochemistry Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most college biochemistry courses are taught in a format in which the professor lectures and the student memorizes. Although this is the best method for conveying large amounts of material, it puts the student in the position of passive learner. The lecture-based format has not been abandoned, but has been supplemented with case study projects assigned to the students upon

Kathleen Cornely

1998-01-01

392

Citizen Science Case Study: Galaxy Zoo / Zooniverse Nathan R. Prestopnik  

E-print Network

Citizen Science Case Study: Galaxy Zoo / Zooniverse Nathan R. Prestopnik Syracuse University napresto@syr.edu Abstract Galaxy Zoo and other "Zooniverse" websites are citizen science projects designed or other assets online. Galaxy Zoo is specifically designed to have individuals from around the world

Crowston, Kevin

393

Demystifying Instructional Innovation: The Case of Teaching with Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues emerging from instructional innovation are inevitable, yet basing any curriculum shift on a theoretical framework is paramount. This paper grounds the case-based pedagogy in three learning theories: behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. The three theories are described and situated in relation to the case study method. An…

Kantar, Lina D.

2013-01-01

394

Case Studies for Effective Business Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is designed as a resource for educators who teach business content in a variety of instructional settings. It contains case studies representing all functional areas of business, including corporate training, for grades 7 through graduate education. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the case study method. The history of the case method,…

McAlister-Kizzier, Donna

395

Case Study: A Spill at Parsenn Bowl  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and/or undergraduate students in anatomy, physiology, and anatomy and physiology. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with thermoregulation, inflammation and structures of the knee. Users of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science will be required to register (free) to gain access to the answer key (and must be of teaching status to receive the key). Included in the resource are the case overview, objectives, case study, teaching notes and answer key.

PhD Elaine S Chapman (Illinois College Biology)

2005-12-02

396

Ferrocyanide safety project ferrocyanide aging studies. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This final report gives the results of the work conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) from FY 1992 to FY 1996 on the Ferrocyanide Aging Studies, part of the Ferrocyanide Safety Project. The Ferrocyanide Safety Project was initiated as a result of concern raised about the safe storage of ferrocyanide waste intermixed with oxidants, such as nitrate and nitrite salts, in Hanford Site single-shell tanks (SSTs). In the laboratory, such mixtures can be made to undergo uncontrolled or explosive reactions by heating dry reagents to over 200{degrees}C. In 1987, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), published by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Final Environmental Impact Statement, Disposal of Hanford Defense High-Level Transuranic and Tank Waste, Hanford Site, Richland, Washington, included an environmental impact analysis of potential explosions involving ferrocyanide-nitrate mixtures. The EIS postulated that an explosion could occur during mechanical retrieval of saltcake or sludge from a ferrocyanide waste tank, and concluded that this worst-case accident could create enough energy to release radioactive material to the atmosphere through ventilation openings, exposing persons offsite to a short-term radiation dose of approximately 200 mrem. Later, in a separate study (1990), the General Accounting Office postulated a worst-case accident of one to two orders of magnitude greater than that postulated in the DOE EIS. The uncertainties regarding the safety envelope of the Hanford Site ferrocyanide waste tanks led to the declaration of the Ferrocyanide Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) in October 1990.

Lilga, M.A.; Hallen, R.T.; Alderson, E.V. [and others

1996-06-01

397

Project-based learning with the world wide web: A qualitative study of resource integration  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate the process used by learners to seek, locate, and integrate information resources\\u000a for use in a project-based environment. Four cases (n=9) were analyzed from an introductory educational technology course\\u000a during a unit on telecommunications. Participants were asked to generate projects for integrating the Internet into the curriculum.\\u000a Within this project-based context, learners

Susan M. Land; Barbara A. Greene

2000-01-01

398

Constitutional Change: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a lesson for secondary students which teaches that the U.S. Constitution has changed in a variety of ways and that it has a direct effect upon the lives of citizens. Provides a worksheet and a lecture outline covering three methods of constitutional change and Supreme Court cases such as Dred Scott and Brown vs. Board of Education. (GEA)

Christofferson, Walter D.; Pergande, Donald J.

1987-01-01

399

Using Case Studies to Teach Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article inspires educators to understand how case study teaching has gained a strong foothold in science education. Advances in the field include variations on methodology, from whole class discussion to the jigsaw approach, an increase in educational resources on the topic, over a thousand studies that show improved learning when case studies are used, and a survey that illustrates students enjoy and benefit from case studies.

Clyde Freeman Herreid (University at Buffalo, State University of New York;)

2005-05-01

400

A Family Music Project in the North of England: A Study of the Pedagogical Methodologies Employed and the Outcomes Achieved  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines learning outcomes in relation to the pedagogical methodologies employed in a community music project involving families. The research was designed with three stages. In the first stage case studies of existing family music projects were undertaken. In the second stage findings from the case studies were applied in the design…

Bates, Christine

2012-01-01

401

Spent nuclear fuel project design basis capacity study  

SciTech Connect

A parametric study of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project system capacity is presented. The study was completed using a commercially available software package to develop a summary level model of the major project systems. Alternative configurations, sub-system cycle times, and operating scenarios were tested to identify their impact on total project duration and equipment requirements.

Cleveland, K.J.

1996-09-09

402

Smith Mountain--Leesville project: a case history  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Smith Mountain Pump Storage Project consists of two reservoirs in tandem on the Roanoke and Blackwater Rivers approximately 64 km southeast of Roanoke, Virginia. The reservoirs have provided sites for evaluating the impact of pump storage operation on primary productivity, fisheries, and water quality. Due to the location of the dam and the dendritic nature of the basin, the

GEORGE M. SIMMONS; G. M. Jr

1976-01-01

403

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in relation to autism and developmental delay: A case-control study  

E-print Network

Methods Study design This pilot project was designed to utilize the ongoing CHARGE Study, a comprehensive epidemiologicMethods: Participants were 100 children from the CHARGE (CHildhood Autism Risk from Genetics and the Environment) Study, a case-control epidemiologic

2011-01-01

404

Military space station implications. Study project  

SciTech Connect

Justifying the relevancy of a Manned Military Space Station (MMSS) and subsequently proposing its deployment to capitalize upon the United States' national security interests is the essence and purpose of this group study project. The MMSS is intended to perform a two-fold purpose: (1) facilitate military peacetime operations while simultaneously supporting and promoting civilian space initiatives; and, (2) act as a force multiplier for space and terrestrial force operations in the event of conventional, theater nuclear, and/or strategic nuclear war. Data to support the future value of the MMSS was obtained from individual and group research using unclassified sources such as professional journals, books, US Air Force Staff College reference material, and information from the US Air Force space coordinating staff in Washington, DC. The importance of space to our future and especially of a MMSS by America's national leaders and its people has yet to be fully appreciated and/or realized. The significance of space and its nexus to the United States' national security has been growing dramatically in importance since the launching of the Sputnik in 1957 by Russian. Space, as the forth dimension, cannot and should not be understated in importance as it relates to commercialism, deterrence to war, and to the stability of world order.

Bourne, G.D.; Skirvin, G.D.; Wilson, G.R.

1987-03-23

405

National Biomedical Tracer Facility: Project definition study  

SciTech Connect

The Los Alamos National Laboratory is an ideal institution and New Mexico is an ideal location for siting the National Biomedical Tracer Facility (NBTF). The essence of the Los Alamos proposal is the development of two complementary irradiation facilities that combined with our existing radiochemical processing hot cell facilities and waste handling and disposal facilities provide a low cost alternative to other proposals that seek to satisfy the objectives of the NBTF. We propose the construction of a 30 MeV cyclotron facility at the site of the radiochemical facilities, and the construction of a 100 MeV target station at LAMPF to satisfy the requirements and objectives of the NBTF. We do not require any modifications to our existing radiochemical processing hot cell facilities or our waste treatment and disposal facilities to accomplish the objectives of the NBTF. The total capital cost for the facility defined by the project definition study is $15.2 M. This cost estimate includes $9.9 M for the cyclotron and associated facility, $2.0 M for the 100 MeV target station at LAMPF, and $3.3 M for design.

Heaton, R.; Peterson, E. [Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States); Smith, P. [Smith (P.A.) Concepts and Designs (United States)

1995-05-31

406

[Chorioangioma--a case study].  

PubMed

Chorioangioma (chorionic angioma) is the most common non-malignant placental tumor Taking into account its morphological structure, it can have significant influence on fetal condition and pregnancy depending on its size. In the presented case a substantial placental tumor was diagnosed and complications typical for chorioangioma, such as fetal hemodynamic disorders, polyhydramnios, gestational diabetes and premature labor were observed. The applied treatment led to normalization of the fetal and maternal condition and to prolongation of the pregnancy PMID:24783437

Moszczy?ska, Katarzyna; Szu?czy?ski, Jaros?aw; Wasik, Damian; Tretyn, Andrzej; Breborowicz, Grzegorz H; Dubiel, Mariusz

2014-03-01

407

Academic Computing at the Community College of Baltimore: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part of a series of case studies on successful academic computing programs at minority institutions, this monograph focuses on the Community College of Baltimore (CCB). Sections I and II outline the purpose and background of the case study project, focusing on the 11 computing activities the case studies are designed to facilitate, the need for…

Hunter, Beverly; Kearsley, Greg

408

Transferring the western model of project organisation to a bureaucratic culture: The case of Nepal  

Microsoft Academic Search

The failure rate of development projects in developing countries appears to be high. One explanation may be the incompatibility of imported project organisation structures and the attitudes and values of local employees. This study of project organisations in Nepal showed that (a) Nepalese managers have greater bureaucratic orientation than western managers, (b) managers in project organisations have greater bureaucratic orientation

Christopher W Allinson; John Hayes

1996-01-01

409

How many dementia cases in France and Europe? Alternative projections and scenarios 2010-2050  

PubMed Central

Background The objective of this study is to estimate the number of dementia cases expected to occur in France and Europe over the next few decades, until 2050. Methodology Our estimates are based on a model using the European incidence data for dementia by age and sex, the relative mortality risks related to dementia stratified by age classes and the projections of mortality coefficients in the French and European general population. Results In France, in 2010, the number of dementia cases should reach 754,000, i.e. 1.2% of the general population or 2.8% of the active population. By 2050 this number should be multiplied by 2.4, i.e. 1,813,000 cases, which will be 2.6% of the total population and 6.2% of the active population. In Europe this number could reach more than 6 millions in 2010 and 14 millions in 2050. The sensitivity analysis performed on French data show that our projections are robust to the use of alternative data for incidence and relative mortality risk (variation of 5.5% and 6.5%), but very sensitive to hypotheses of evolution of mortality (variation of ?22 to 29%). Conclusions The approach used in our study, integrating both the dementia incidence and the mortality in the calculations, allowed us to refine the projections and stress the great sensitivity of the demographic hypotheses forecasts on the evolution of life expectancy. The likely increase is particularly important and confirms that French and European health systems must take this into account when making future plans. PMID:19796284

Mura, Thibault; Dartigues, Jean-Francois; Berr, Claudine

2010-01-01

410

Civil engineering studies for major projects after LHC  

E-print Network

CERN civil engineers are heavily involved in studying several major potential collider projects to succeed/complement the LHC. Infrastructure works typically represent one third of the cost of major physics projects, so it's critical that the construction costs are well understood from the conceptual stage. For example, CERN are studying infrastructure requirements for the Linear Collider (CLIC & ILC) and the LHeC projects. This paper presents some of the key civil engineering challenges faced in such large scale projects.

Osborne, John; Perez-Duenas, Eliseo

2011-01-01

411

Case Studies on Women and Public Policy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The public policy schools adopted the method of case teaching pioneered at the Harvard Business School. Public policy teaching cases serve two important pedagogical purposes for the feminist teacher. First, they offer real stories of the women's movement or gender issues in a women's studies field increasingly dominated by feminist theory. Second, cases examine policy issues from women's perspectives. Using

Sally J. Kenney

412

Resource Material. Handbook of Selected Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is designed to assist instructors in training human service workers who come into contact with older adults. The 250 case studies are actual cases collected by research staff in the field. Suggestions are offered for a variety of methods the instructors may use in presenting the cases. Recommendations are made for forming working…

Harvey, Dexter; Cap, Orest

413

Technology and Education Reform. Volume II: Case Study Reports. Studies of Education Reform.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Educational research has documented that technology can enhance student acquisition of discrete skills through drill and practice. This document presents case-study profiles from a study that examined whether technology could provide significant support for constructivist, project-based, teaching and learning approaches. The study also identified…

Means, Barbara; And Others

414

Ovarian cancer: a case study.  

PubMed

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies in the United States, accounting for approximately 15,000 deaths each year. Patients commonly present to their primary care providers with vague abdominal symptoms. Health care providers need to become more aware of the importance of pursuing seemingly vague symptoms. A discerning knowledge of the risk factors and symptoms of this disease enables the clinician to institute appropriate assessment strategies, intervention, and referral, resulting in reduced mortality rates. This case report of a white woman aged in her 60s diagnosed with ovarian cancer stresses the need for early screening and detection, disease education, and prompt referral and management to displace the fear associated with the diagnosis and improve survival. PMID:11858319

McAuley, M

2000-11-01

415

Accessing Digital Libraries: A Study of ARL Members' Digital Projects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To ensure efficient access to and integrated searching capabilities for their institution's new digital library projects, the authors studied Web sites of the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) 111 academic, English-language libraries. Data were gathered on 1117 digital projects, noting library Web site and project access, metadata, and…

Kahl, Chad M.; Williams, Sarah C.

2006-01-01

416

Case-based instruction on the web for teaching software project management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software project management (SPM) is an ill-structured domain, where past experiences of project management can become valuable learning resources for novices. To support instruction in the domain, we have developed the eCASE-SPM Web environment, for engaging students in case-based instruction and help them develop SPM related problem solving skills. This work presents major design issues of the environment and initial

Pantelis M. Papadopoulos; Stavros N. Demetriadis; Ioannis G. Stamelos

2007-01-01

417

Vasovagal Syncope Case Study/Laboratory Supplement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study emphasizing neural control of the cardiovascular system. This study was designed to be completed during an undergraduate anatomy and physiology laboratory period on the study of blood pressure and hemodynamics. This case study involves guided student exploration in understanding of the autonomic nervous system, heart rate, total peripheral resistance, cardiac output, blood pressure, and autoregulatory range. This study also includes an optional section on cardiovascular responses in pregnancy.

PhD Jan Foster (North Greenville University Biology)

2012-05-01

418

GMF Model Migration Case Study Transformation Specification  

E-print Network

GMF Model Migration Case Study Transformation Specification K. Lano, S. Kolahdouz-Rahimi Dept-RSDS notation and tools to the GMF model migration case study and explain how to use the UML-RSDS tools. 1 Model migrations, and to abstraction and refinement transformations. The patterns assist in the derivation

Lano, Kevin Charles

419

Case Studies in Middle Management Supervision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter presents a series of supervision-related case studies of situations that midlevel managers might face. Individuals enrolled in a midlevel management professional development course recommended the topics selected for this chapter. Drawing upon her experience teaching the course, the author selected four case studies that individuals…

White, Lori S.

2011-01-01

420

Case-Control Study of Writer's Cramp  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Task-specific focal dystonias are thought to be due to a combination of individual vulnerability and environmental factors. There are no case-control studies of risk factors for writer's cramp. We undertook a case-control study of 104 consecutive patients and matched controls to identify risk factors for the condition. We collected detailed data…

Roze, E.; Soumare, A.; Pironneau, I.; Sangla, S.; de Cock, V. Cochen; Teixeira, A.; Astorquiza, A.; Bonnet, C.; Bleton, J. P.; Vidailhet, M.; Elbaz, A.

2009-01-01

421

Case Study: While you were sleeping...  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A case study designed for undergraduate biology majors enrolled in a two semester A&P course on an aspect of respiratory physiology. The case study on Obstructive Sleep Apnea is intended to stimulate critical thinking on the part of the students and to assist students in understanding the role of the chemoreceptors and their influence on the respiratory center in the medulla oblongata.

Ms. Jeannette K Hafey (Springfield College Biology/Chemistry)

2010-05-24

422

Optimizing Natural Gas Use: A Case Study  

E-print Network

OPTIMIZING NATURAL GAS USE: A CASE STUDY VEN V. VENKATESAN, PATRICK SCHWEIKERT, General Manager, Senior Manager (Maintenance), VGA Engineering Consultants, Inc. Baker Petrolite 8030 Sandberry Blvd. 9100 W, 21st Street...OPTIMIZING NATURAL GAS USE: A CASE STUDY VEN V. VENKATESAN, PATRICK SCHWEIKERT, General Manager, Senior Manager (Maintenance), VGA Engineering Consultants, Inc. Baker Petrolite 8030 Sandberry Blvd. 9100 W, 21st Street...

Venkatesan, V. V.; Schweikert, P.

2007-01-01

423

Successful Principal Leadership: Australian Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper aims to provide an Australian perspective on successful school leadership. Design/methodology/approach: The paper focuses on case studies in two Australian states (Tasmania and Victoria). Case studies for each state were developed independently and are reported separately. Findings: The findings show a remarkable degree of…

Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Mulford, Bill

2005-01-01

424

Encouraging Active Learning with Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses case studies as an active learning strategy for helping students develop the critical thinking processes that are key to composing, interpreting, and responding to literature and are important in other fields as well. To illustrate how case studies work in the classroom, why they are exciting and beneficial, and how they are…

Johannessen, Larry R.

425

Putting the Pieces Together: Case Studies  

E-print Network

Putting the Pieces Together: Case Studies #12;Case Studies · College student drop-out · Spartina;College Student Drop-out · Data from 1993-94 U.S. News and World Report surveys ­ Highly sub-optimal data grass growth · Climatological structure · Stress, depression, and religion · Test-taking anxiety #12

Spirtes, Peter

426

Case study research methods for theory building  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a new definition for case study research. Achieving deep understanding of processes and other concept variables (e.g. actors’ perceptions of their own thinking processes, intentions and contextual influences) is identified as the principal objective of case study research. Using multiple methods to “triangulate” (i.e. confirm and deepen understanding by using multiple sources all focusing on the same

Arch G. Woodside; Elizabeth J. Wilson

2003-01-01

427

Crowdsourcing for e-governance: case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this case study, we share our experience with creating and running a large scale initiative in the state of Gujarat in India wherein Crowdsourcing [1] was used to develop e-Governance applications. The case study provides details on the methodology used, lessons learnt, key success factors, challenges faced, and recommendations for future usage of crowdsourcing for building e-Governance applications. In

Neeta Shah; Ashutosh Dhanesha; Dravida Seetharam

2009-01-01

428

Collaboration in Distance Education. International Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book contains nine case studies of collaboration in distance education. The case studies focus on such aspects of collaboration in distance education as the following: roles of individual institutional partners; importance of personal relationships; benefits of collaboration to individual partners; conflicts between collaboration and…

Moran, Louise, Ed.; Mugridge, Ian, Ed.

429

A Case Study of "Empathetic Teaching Artistry"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study is one of twenty cases derived from Anderson and Risner's international study of teaching artists in dance, and theatre, which investigated participants' (n=172) artistic and academic preparation in dance, and theatre, initial entry into the teaching artist field, rewards, challenges, and obstacles in participants'…

Risner, Doug

2014-01-01

430

Track and Trace Case Studies Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Report Abstract: As part of the track and trace theme of the Aero-ID programme, a series of case studies are being undertaken to establish the role of identification technologies can play in improving tracking and tracing. This report presents some initial results from two case studies focused on track and trace operations, which took place at a distribution centre for

Thomas Kelepouris; Tom Baynham; Duncan McFarlane

2006-01-01

431

Case studies of six high priority DOD installations  

SciTech Connect

This is a supplement to the report entitled Environmental Cleanup: Too Many High Priority Sites Impede DOD`s Program. It provides six installation case studies addressing issues including the status of the restoration program, the cost of cleanup to date and projected costs, the cleanup options considered, the option selected, expected completion, and the applicable cleanup standards. The case studies also provide installation specific information on reasons installation was listed on the NPL, the regulatory process, cooperation between the installation and the regulatory agencies, staffing at the installations and the regulatory agencies, and the process for funding the cleanup.

NONE

1994-11-01

432

The Added Value to Global Model Projections of Climate Change by Dynamical Downscaling: A Case Study over the Continental U.S. using the GISS-ModelE2 and WRF Models  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Dynamical downscaling is being increasingly used for climate change studies, wherein the climates simulated by a coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation model (AOGCM) for a historical and a future (projected) decade are used to drive a regional climate model (RCM) over a specific area. While previous studies have demonstrated that RCMs can add value to AOGCM-simulated climatologies over different world regions, it is unclear as to whether or not this translates to a better reproduction of the observed climate change therein. We address this issue over the continental U.S. using the GISS-ModelE2 and WRF models, a state-of-the-science AOGCM and RCM, respectively. As configured here, the RCM does not effect holistic improvement in the seasonally and regionally averaged surface air temperature or precipitation for the individual historical decades. Insofar as the climate change between the two decades is concerned, the RCM does improve upon the AOGCM when nudged in the domain proper, but only modestly so. Further, the analysis indicates that there is not a strong relationship between skill in capturing climatological means and skill in capturing climate change. Though additional research would be needed to demonstrate the robustness of this finding in AOGCM/RCM models generally, the evidence indicates that, for climate change studies, the most important factor is the skill of the driving global model itself, suggesting that highest priority should be given to improving the long-range climate skill of AOGCMs.

Racherla, P. N.; Shindell, D. T.; Faluvegi, G. S.

2012-01-01

433

New Project Launched to Study Minority Populations  

Cancer.gov

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced today that it is accepting applications for projects that create and implement cancer control and prevention programs in minority and underserved communities to address the disparities in cancer rates within certain subgroups of the United States population.

434

Are nested case-control studies biased?  

PubMed Central

It has been recently asserted that the nested case-control study design, in which case-control sets are sampled from cohort risk sets, can introduce bias (“study design bias”) when there are lagged exposures. The bases for this claim include a theoretic and an “empirical evaluation” argument. Both of these arguments are examined and found to be incorrect. Appropriate methods to explore the performance of nested case-control study designs, analysis methods, and compute power and sample size from an existing cohort are described. This empirical evaluation approach relies on simulating case-control outcomes from risk sets in the cohort from which the case-control study is to be performed. Because it is based on the underlying cohort structure, the empirical evaluation can provide an assessment that is tailored to the specific characteristics of the study under consideration. The methods are illustrated using samples from the Colorado Plateau uranium miners cohort. PMID:19289963

Langholz, Bryan; Richardson, David

2014-01-01

435

Patterns for Distributed Scrum - A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

System products need to be developed faster in a global development environment. More efficient project management becomes\\u000a more important to meet strict time-to-market and quality constraints. The goal of this research is to study and find the best\\u000a practices to distributed Scrum, which is an agile project management method. The paper describes the process of mining distributed\\u000a Scrum organizational patterns.

Antti Välimäki; Jukka Kääriäinen

2008-01-01

436

Sustainable Development: Case Studies & Lessons Learned  

E-print Network

Sustainable Development: Case Studies & Lessons Learned Prepared For City of Rosemount UMore Development LLC PA 8081 Capstone: Sustainability Planning Humphrey School of Public Affairs University studies that analyze how local and national developments have either successfully implemented sustainable

Netoff, Theoden

437

Outage management: A case study  

SciTech Connect

Outage management issues identified from a field study conducted at a two-unit commercial pressurized water reactor (PWR), when one unit was in a refueling outage and the other unit was at full power operation, are the focus of this paper. The study was conduced as part of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) organizational factors research program, and therefore the issues to be addressed are from an organizational perspective. Topics discussed refer to areas identified by the NRC as critical for safety during shutdown operations, including outage planning and control, personnel stress, and improvements in training and procedures. Specifically, issues in communication, management attention, involvement and oversight, administrative processes, organizational culture, and human resources relevant to each of the areas are highlighted by example from field data collection. Insights regarding future guidance in these areas are presented based upon additional data collection subsequent to the original study.

Haber, S.B.; Barriere, M.T. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)); Roberts, K.H. (California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Walter A. Haas School of Business)

1992-01-01

438

Outage management: A case study  

SciTech Connect

Outage management issues identified from a field study conducted at a two-unit commercial pressurized water reactor (PWR), when one unit was in a refueling outage and the other unit was at full power operation, are the focus of this paper. The study was conduced as part of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission`s (NRC) organizational factors research program, and therefore the issues to be addressed are from an organizational perspective. Topics discussed refer to areas identified by the NRC as critical for safety during shutdown operations, including outage planning and control, personnel stress, and improvements in training and procedures. Specifically, issues in communication, management attention, involvement and oversight, administrative processes, organizational culture, and human resources relevant to each of the areas are highlighted by example from field data collection. Insights regarding future guidance in these areas are presented based upon additional data collection subsequent to the original study.

Haber, S.B.; Barriere, M.T. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States); Roberts, K.H. [California Univ., Berkeley, CA (United States). Walter A. Haas School of Business

1992-09-01

439

Report of NASA Lunar Energy Enterprise Case Study Task Force  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Lunar Energy Enterprise Case Study Task Force was asked to determine the economic viability and commercial potential of mining and extracting He-3 from the lunar soil, and transporting the material to Earth for use in a power-generating fusion reactor. Two other space energy projects, the Space Power Station (SPS) and the Lunar Power Station (LPS), were also reviewed because of several interrelated aspects of these projects. The specific findings of the Task Force are presented. Appendices contain related papers generated by individual Task Force Members.

Kearney, John J.

1989-01-01

440

Software project initiation and planning - an empirical study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a study of 14 software companies, on how they initiate and pre-plan software projects. The aim was to obtain an indication of the range of planning activities carried out. The study, using a convenience sample, was carried out using structured interviews, with questions about early software project planning activities. The study offers evidence that an iterative and

D. Greer; Reidar Conradi

2009-01-01

441

Labyrinthine sequestrum: four case studies.  

PubMed

Labyrinthine sequestrum, a rare form of labyrinthitis, is highly distinct from the more commonly encountered labyrinthitis ossificans based on its unique clinical, radiologic, and histologic characteristics. The study included 4 such patients who had undergone clinical and laboratory investigations, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) assessments followed by surgical procedures and pathological evaluation. Their major symptoms were otorrhea, otalgia, tinnitus, and profound hearing loss. Imaging studies showed an osteolytic soft mass with calcified debris in the inner ear, and the bony labyrinth was eroded partly or completely by granulation mass, with loss of bony morphology. Further pathological examination was coincident with inflammatory granulation tissue with some calcification or osseous tissue. The disease process is attributed to chronic osteomyelitis due to the presence of osteonecrosis. Prompt CT and MRI examinations and optimal therapeutic management facilitate definitive diagnosis and protect against fatal complications. PMID:22467283

Lao, Zheng; Sha, Yan; Chen, Bing; Dai, Chun-Fu; Huang, Wen-Hu; Cheng, Yu-Shu

2012-09-01

442

Understanding the factors that characterise school-community partnerships : The case of the Logan Healthy Schools Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to examine the factors that characterise effective school-community partnerships that support the sustainability of school health initiatives applied within a health-promoting schools approach. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study used an explanatory case study approach of five secondary schools participating in a health-promoting school programme, “The Logan Healthy Schools Project” in Logan, South-East Queensland,

Melinda Thomas; Fiona Rowe; Neil Harris

2010-01-01

443

Learning From Case Studies: A Case Study of Lean Transformation at Rockwell Collins  

E-print Network

Case studies are one of LAI's methods for engaging with sponsors in conducting research. Case studies involve interacting with people in examining, describing, analyzing, and documenting significant events, their ...

Roth, George

2009-01-21

444

Integrating Students in Innovative Research and Development-Projects: Case Pompeli  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case Pompeli was introduced at the Helsinki airport's extended international terminal in December 2009 and draws on the assumption that in order for tourism communication and user experiences to be interesting, multiple senses should be activated and aroused. Case Pompeli is a multidisciplinary and multisensory project developed at Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Laurea) Kerava unit involving students, working life

Annica Isacsson

2011-01-01

445

Thiamin Deficiency: A Directed Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This case study will stimulate students' interest in biochemistry by examining dietary preferences and practices and how they relate to vitamin deficiencies. The lesson demonstrates how biochemistry links metabolism and health. The material would be appropriate for lower level undergraduate students, particularly when studying biochemistry or nutrition. The case study and teaching notes may be downloaded in PDF format. The site also includes a section for instructor feedback where general comments may be read and contributed.

Dhar, Preeti

2011-01-07

446

Rural Self Development in India: Two Case Studies. A Curriculum Supplement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case studies of two, successful, rural, self-development programs in India are presented in this document, which is designed to supplement the study of India in the social studies curriculum. After a brief introduction to India's village system, the two projects are discussed. The first case study presents a water collection system in Bagrunda…

Grant, Thomas N.

447

Law enforcement information sharing: A Florida case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many attempts have been made over the last several decades to improve communication among law enforcement agencies. This article\\u000a is a case study of a “low-level” data sharing project in Florida that could serve as a national model. The Florida Law Enforcement\\u000a Data Sharing Consortium is a partnership between the University of Central Florida and more than one hundred law

K. Michael Reynolds; Pamala L. Griset; Ernest Scott

2006-01-01

448

Case Studies in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Practical and engaging, this book contains 21 case studies that help students apply curriculum theory to classroom reality. Each case is authored by an in-service teacher, reflecting on ways to improve instruction by making changes to various aspects of the curriculum. These real-life examples investigate up-to-date curricular issues ranging from…

Boboc, Marius; Nordgren, R. D.

2010-01-01

449

Does Independence Matter? Case Studies from Colombia  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study consists of two parts: I. ) Does Independence Matter? The Case of the Colombian Central Bank, andII. ) Does Independence Improve Performance? The Colombian Superintendency of Banks. Why has Colombia been a case of low output variability and moderate-to-high inflation? This paper argues that regardless of the institutional arrangement, monetary authorities have stabilized the business cycle, and inflation

Mauricio Cardenas; Zeinab Partow

1998-01-01

450

Student Project Work and Abstracts. Beaufort, North Carolina Environmental Studies Project, No. 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection contains reports of 22 environmental study projects conducted by junior and senior students in a North Carolina high school. The scope of the projects covered total community service and sought to emphasize the students' roles as useful participants in the community. Fire, postal, health, and school services were surveyed, in…

Carteret County Board of Education, Beaufort, NC.

451

Environmental Studies in the Physical Sciences. Project Reports, Volume 3, The Rachel Carson Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is the third of seven accompanying volumes included in the Rachel Carson Project. The project attempts to introduce environmental education lessons and units into existing courses of study within a high school rather than to implement environmental education through the introduction of new courses. This volume reports the…

Tanner, R. Thomas

452

Progress report to the National Science Foundation for the period July 1, 1980 to December 31, 1981 of the project on cartel behavior and exhaustible resource supply : a case study of the world oil market  

E-print Network

The M.I.T. World Oil Project has been developing forecasting methods that integrate the following considerations which influence investment in oil capacity and the level of oil exports: (1) the geology and microeconomics ...

International Energy Studies Program (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

1982-01-01

453

ACOUSTIC STUDY OF THE UD / GAMESA WIND TURBINE PROJECT  

E-print Network

ACOUSTIC STUDY OF THE UD / GAMESA WIND TURBINE PROJECT LEWES, DELAWARE January 2009 #12;ACOUSTIC STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE / GAMESA WIND TURBINE PROJECT LEWES, DELAWARE Prepared for SUMMARY The University of Delaware (UD), Lewes proposes to locate a Gamesa G90 2.0MW wind turbine

Firestone, Jeremy

454

Enterprise Risk Management Solutions: A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In recent years, financial risk management has received increasing attention from managers in both private and public enterprises, regulatory agencies, and elected officials. The purpose of this research is to prepare a case study of a firm that seeks to ...

D. C. Hays

2008-01-01

455

A case study of Vioxx using STAMP  

E-print Network

The goal of this thesis is to investigate and demonstrate the application of a systems approach to drug safety. The recall of the prescription drug Vioxx (Rofecoxib) was used as a test case to study whether STAMP (Systems ...

Couturier, Matthieu (Matthieu Jean)

2010-01-01

456

Case Study Orientation for New Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes Oldfields School's systematic orientation program for beginning teachers. They meet as a group and discuss case studies, which give substance to the regulations and policies listed in the school handbooks. (SJL)

Richardson, James M.

1979-01-01

457

Finding a Balance: Fifteen Institutional Case Studies on the Relationship between Part-Time Work and Advanced Level Study. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents and discusses case studies that examined the relationship between part-time employment and advanced level study at 15 schools in Essex, England. "Foreword" (David Jones) provides a brief overview of the project. "Finding a Balance--Fifteen Institutional Case Studies on the Relationship between Part-time Work and Advanced…

Hodgson, Ann, Ed.; Spours, Ken, Ed.

458

Reverse Logistics: A Review of Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Reverse logistics deals with the processes associated with the flows of products, components and materials from users\\/owners\\u000a to re-users. This paper provides a review and content analysis of more than sixty case studies on reverse logistics. The case\\u000a studies deal with issues such as the structure of the networks, the relationships between the different parties involved on\\u000a the networks, inventory

Marisa P. de Brito; Rommert Dekker; Simme Douwe P. Flapper

2003-01-01

459

Using Case Studies to Teach Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Storytelling as a formal educational device arguably entered the didactic scene about 100 years ago with case study teaching at Harvard (Herreid 1994). There in the law and business schools, instructors and students analyzed realistic stories as exemplars of good and bad practice. Today, however, storytelling does not have to be limited to the traditional discussion formula advocated in these schools. This chapter describes various types of case study methods, reviews their virtues and weaknesses, and discusses the impact of case-based instruction in science education.

Herreid, Clyde F.

2006-01-01

460

Integrated dementia care in The Netherlands: a multiple case study of case management programmes.  

PubMed

The number of dementia patients is growing, and they require a variety of services, making integrated care essential for the ability to continue living in the community. Many healthcare systems in developed countries are exploring new approaches for delivering health and social care. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyse a new approach in extensive case management programmes concerned with long-term dementia care in The Netherlands. The focus is on the characteristics, and success and failure factors of these programmes.A multiple case study was conducted in eight regional dementia care provider networks in The Netherlands. Based on a literature study, a questionnaire was developed for the responsible managers and case managers of the eight case management programmes. During 16 semistructured face-to-face interviews with both respondent groups, a deeper insight into the dementia care programmes was provided. Project documentation for all the cases was studied. The eight programmes were developed independently to improve the quality and continuity of long-term dementia care. The programmes show overlap in terms of their vision, tasks of case managers, case management process and the participating partners in the local dementia care networks. Differences concern the targeted dementia patient groups as well as the background of the case managers and their position in the local dementia care provider network. Factors for success concern the expert knowledge of case managers, investment in a strong provider network and coherent conditions for effective inter-organizational cooperation to deliver integrated care. When explored, caregiver and patient satisfaction was high. Further research into the effects on client outcomes, service use and costs is recommended in order to further analyse the impact of this approach in long-term care. To facilitate implementation, with a focus on joint responsibilities of the involved care providers, policy recommendations are to develop incentives for collaborative financial contracts between insurers and providers. PMID:19694030

Minkman, Mirella M N; Ligthart, Suzanne A; Huijsman, Robbert

2009-09-01

461

Doing Democracy: Case Study at Cato Park.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document describes the process of initiating an ethnographic research project at a non-elite school in England that asked the question: "Why do ordinary youngsters bother to go to school?" The study followed a selected group of students for 2 years of high school before they took the public examinations at age 16. The school was analyzed from…

Stanley, Julia

462

The Disk Mass project; science case for a new PMAS IFU module  

E-print Network

We present our Disk Mass project as the main science case for building a new fiber IFU-module for the PMAS spectrograph, currently mounted at the Cassegrain focus of the 3.5m telescope on Calar Alto. Compared to traditional long-slit observations, the large light collecting power of 2-dimensional Integral Field Units dramatically improves the prospects for performing spectroscopy on extended low surface brightness objects with high spectral resolution. This enables us to measure stellar velocity dispersions in the outer disk of normal spiral galaxies. We describe some results from a PMAS pilot study using the existing lenslet array, and provide a basic description of the new fiber IFU-module for PMAS.

Marc Verheijen; Matthew Bershady; David Andersen; Rob Swaters; Kyle Westfall; Andreas Kelz; Martin-Matthias Roth

2003-11-25

463

Predicting Students Drop Out: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The monitoring and support of university freshmen is considered very important at many educational institutions. In this paper we describe the results of the educational data mining case study aimed at predicting the Electrical Engineering (EE) students drop out after the first semester of their studies or even before they enter the study program…

Dekker, Gerben W.; Pechenizkiy, Mykola; Vleeshouwers, Jan M.

2009-01-01

464

Cooperative Science: A National Study of University and Industry Researchers. Case Studies. Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents nine case studies of Industry/University Cooperative Research (IUCR) projects supported during 1978-1980 by the National Science Foundation. The intent of this document is to provide readers with a qualitative picture of cooperative science as practiced under the IUCR program. The information presented in this report is…

Johnson, Elmima C.; And Others

465

To Sum It Up: Case Studies of Education in Germany, Japan, and the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document is one of five publications in the Case Study Project, a component of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The Project was designed to provide in-depth information about education at the 4th, 8th, and 12th grade levels in Germany, Japan, and the United States. Four research topics, selected by the U.S.…

Stevenson, Harold W.; Nerison-Low, Roberta

466

(Feasibility study of the San Lorenzo River hydroelectric project)  

SciTech Connect

I travelled to San Jose, Costa Rica on July 8, 1990 to evaluate all of the completed elements of the ongoing feasibility study for the San Lorenzo River hydroelectric project. The feasibility study is being supported by ORNL under the Renewable Energy Applications and Training Project. The project is being studied for implementation by CONELECTRICAS, a consortium of rural electric cooperatives and the study itself is being conducted by BEL Engineering, a Costa Rican consulting firm under contract to CONELECTRICAS, USAID/PIC and NRECA.

Chronowski, R.A.

1990-07-19

467

Strategies used to assess student learning include direct measures such as examinations, case studies, research papers, presentations, assignments, and projects including mock job interviews and counseling sessions. In FOS4041 Food Science an oral researc  

E-print Network

-step nutrition care process for disease prevention and treatment, and assess the student's ability to locate demonstrates effective communication skills when students work as part of a team. A capstone Business Plan project in DIE4125 Management of Food and Nutrition Services II assesses the ability of students

Asaithambi, Asai

468

Final report to the National Science Foundation for the period July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1980 of project on cartel behavior and exhaustible resource supply : a case study of the world oil market.  

E-print Network

The M.I.T. World Oil Project has been developing improved methods and data for analysis of the future course of the world oil market. Any forecast of this market depends on analysis of the likely demand for oil imports by ...

M.I.T. World Oil Project.

1981-01-01

469

Evaluation of the Community Achievement Project in the Schools: A Collaboration of the United Way and the New York City Public Schools. Final Report for 1992-93. Volume II: Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Community Achievement Project in the Schools (CAPS) is a public-private partnership between the United Way of New York City and the New York City Board of Education. As part of a dropout prevention initiative, CAPS is designed to integrate the services of community-based organizations and schools. The Teachers College of Columbia University…

Grannis, Joseph C.; And Others

470

Evaluation of the Urban Initiatives Anti-Crime Program: San Antonio, Texas Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study of San Antonio, Tex., analyzes the implementation and impact of the Public Housing Urban Initiatives Anti - Crime Demonstration Program by the San Antonio Housing Authority at Cassiano Homes, a low - income housing project with 449 dwellin...

1984-01-01

471

Supporting Classroom Discussion with Technology: A Case Study in Environmental Science  

E-print Network

1 Supporting Classroom Discussion with Technology: A Case Study in Environmental Science Natalie two academic departments: offerings of Environmental Science and Resource Management courses, Environmental Science, Tablet PC. INTRODUCTION In this paper, we describe a collaborative project between

Anderson, Richard

472

Design Of Bioremediation Systems For Groundwater (Aerobic and Anaerobic Plus Representative Case Studies)  

EPA Science Inventory

The attached presentation discusses the fundamentals of bioremediation in the subsurface. The basics of aerobic, cometabolic, and anaerobic bioremediation are presented. Case studies from the Delaware Sand & Gravel Superfund Site, Dover Cometabolic Research Project and the SABR...

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The College Work-Study Adult Literacy Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In academic year 1983-84, 19 postsecondary institutions participated in adult literacy projects under the Federal College Work Study (CWS) Program as part of the National Adult Literacy Initiative. (This report presents data from the 18 projects that returned questionnaires.) Approximately 256 college students tutored in reading, writing, math,…

Nickse, Ruth S.

474

[Central neurocytoma: a study of five cases].  

PubMed

Central neurocytoma is a very rare brain tumour recently described. The diagnosis rests on the data provided by anatomopathological examination and immunohistochemestry. We report a retrospective study of five cases of neurocytoma diagnosed in the Pathological laboratories of Anatomy and Cytology of Habib Bourguiba and Fattouma Bourguiba Hospitals over a period of two years (1999/2000); this study was based on clinical, radiological and anatomopathological data. It was about three women and two men with an average age of 29 years (17 to 49 years) The tumor was located in the side ventricles in three cases. Two differential diagnoses were often discussed: oligodendroglioma and ependymoma. Immunohistochemistry showed an expression of the synaptophysine in every case. The treatment was exclusively surgical and the course was favourable with an average follow up of 48 months; only one case of relapse was noted of 36 months after the diagnosis. PMID:16238277

Lobna, Ayadi; Abdelmajid, Khabir; Najib, Ben Yahia; Saloua, Makni; Ahmed, Sellami; Abdelfattah, Zakhama; Ben Mansour, H; Rachid, Jlidi; Tahya, Boudawara

2005-08-01

475

Pathology Case Study: Lethargy and Coma  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. This specific case documents the health conditions of a male baby born prematurely (28 weeks gestational age). The patientâÂÂs history, gross and microscopic descriptions, ultrasound images, and final diagnosis are provided in this case for your review. Students will find this resource especially helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results, and diagnostics.

Heyner, Robert; Sobel, Raymond A.

2007-10-12

476

The role of integrating natural and social science concepts for risk governance and the design of people-centred early warning systems. Case study from the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System Project (GITEWS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development of early warning systems are one of the key domains of adaptation to global environmental change and contribute very much to the development of societal reaction and adaptive capacities to deal with extreme events. Especially, Indonesia is highly exposed to tsunami. In average every three years small and medium size tsunamis occur in the region causing damage and death. In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004, the German and Indonesian government agreed on a joint cooperation to develop a People Centered End-to-End Early Warning System (GITEWS). The analysis of risk and vulnerability, as an important step in risk (and early warning) governance, is a precondition for the design of effective early warning structures by delivering the knowledge base for developing institutionalized quick response mechanisms of organizations involved in the issuing of a tsunami warning, and of populations exposed to react to warnings and to manage evacuation before the first tsunami wave hits. Thus, a special challenge for developing countries is the governance of complex cross-sectoral and cross-scale institutional, social and spatial processes and requirements for the conceptualization, implementation and optimization of a people centered tsunami early warning system. In support of this, the risk and vulnerability assessment of the case study aims at identifying those factors that constitute the causal structure of the (dis)functionality between the technological warning and the social response system causing loss of life during an emergency situation: Which social groups are likely to be less able to receive and respond to an early warning alert? And, are people able to evacuate in due time? Here, only an interdisciplinary research approach is capable to analyze the socio-spatial and environmental conditions of vulnerability and risk and to produce valuable results for decision makers and civil society to manage tsunami risk in the early warning context. This requires the integration of natural / spatial and social science concepts, methods and data: E.g. a scenario based approach for tsunami inundation modeling was developed to provide decision makers with options to decide up to what level they aim to protect their people and territory, on the contrary household surveys were conducted for the spatial analysis of the evacuation preparedness of the population as a function of place specific hazard, risk, warning and evacuation perception; remote sensing was applied for the spatial analysis (land-use) of the socio-physical conditions of a city and region for evacuation; and existing social / population statistics were combined with land-use data for the precise spatial mapping of the population exposed to tsunami risks. Only by utilizing such a comprehensive assessment approach valuable information for risk governance can be generated. The results are mapped using GIS and designed according to the specific needs of different end-users, such as public authorities involved in the design of warning dissemination strategies, land-use planners (shelter planning, road network configuration) and NGOs mandated to provide education for the general public on tsunami risk and evacuation behavior. The case study of the city of Padang (one of the pilot areas of GITEWS), Indonesia clearly show, that only by intersecting social (vulnerability) and natural hazards research a comprehensive picture on tsunami risk can be provided with which risk governance in the early warning context can be conducted in a comprehensive, systemic and sustainable manner.

Gebert, Niklas; Post, Joachim

2010-05-01

477

African-American Women and Doctoral Study: Three Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case studies are presented of three African-American women who earned doctoral degrees in physical education and sport disciplines between 1971 and 1990. Personal interviews were conducted with the informants on issues related to the campus environment as well as financial and academic factors. The case studies are analyzed in terms of the women's…

King, Susan E.

478

Canadian Pharmacy Practice Residents' Projects: Publication Rates and Study Characteristics  

PubMed Central

Background: Research projects are a key component of pharmacy residents’ education. Projects represent both a large investment of effort for each resident (up to 10 weeks over the residency year) and a large body of research (given that there are currently over 150 residency positions in Canada annually). Publication of results is a vital part of the dissemination of information gleaned from these projects. Objectives: To determine the publication rate for research projects performed under the auspices of accredited English-language hospital pharmacy residency programs in Canada and to describe the study characteristics of residency projects performed in Ontario from 1999/2000 to 2008/2009. Methods: Lists of residents and project titles for the period of interest were obtained from residency coordinators. PubMed, CINAHL, the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, and Google were searched for evidence of publication of each project identified, as an abstract or presentation at a meeting, a letter to the editor, or a full-text manuscript. The library holdings of the University of Toronto were reviewed to determine study characteristics of the Ontario residency projects. Results: For the objective of this study relating to publication rate, 518 projects were included. The overall publication rate was 32.2% (60 [35.9%] as abstracts and 107 [64.1%] as full-text manuscripts). Publication in pharmacy-specific journals (66 [61.7%] of 107 full-text manuscripts) was more frequent than publication in non-pharmacy-specific journals. The publication rate of projects as full-text manuscripts remained stable over time. Of the 202 Ontario residency projects archived in the University of Toronto’s library, most were cohort studies (83 [41.1%]), and the most common topic was efficacy and/or safety of a medication (46 [22.8%]). Conclusions: Most hospital pharmacy residents’ projects were unpublished, and the publication rate of projects as full-text manuscripts has not increased over time. Most projects were observational studies. Increasing publication rates and creating a central database or repository of residency projects would increase the dissemination and accessibility of residents’ research. PMID:23616672

Hung, Michelle; Duffett, Mark

2013-01-01

479

Professional Projects and Institutional Change in Healthcare: The Case of American Dentistry  

PubMed Central

This paper combines resources from the organization studies and sociology literatures to advance understanding of institutional change processes in healthcare that emerge from the professionalization projects of occupations. Conceptually, we introduce a model that combines the ‘archetype’ approach to analyzing structural change with a framework for analyzing the agency of emergent professions. We then employ the model to frame a historical case analysis (1972-2009) of the highly contested process by which the occupation of dental hygiene in the US fought to introduce a new organizational form, the alternative practice hygiene (APH) archetype. This archetype challenges the traditional model (the Dentist's Office archetype) that is supported by the dominant dentistry profession. Our analysis contributes two main sets of empirical findings. First, we present a systematic comparison of the APH and Dentist's Office archetypes in terms of their belief systems, formal structures, agents, and policy implications (e.g., access to services). Second, we provide an account of the agency of dental hygienists' attempts to secure the APH model as part of their professionalization project. PMID:21075497

Kitchener, Martin; Mertz, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

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Introduction: personality psychology and the case study.  

PubMed

This article introduces the Journal of Personality's special issue on the life voyage of Dodge Morgan who, in 1986 at the age of 54, sailed solo around the world in 150 days. Before the voyage, Morgan agreed to participate in an intensive psychological case study, the data for which provide the focus for this special issue. William Nasby and Nancy W. Read have organized the vast array of psychological data obtained from Morgan and produced a complex and illuminating interpretation of his life, drawing liberally from the five-factor trait model of personality and the life-story model of adult identity. This introduction provides a historical and intellectual context for Nasby and Read's study by considering the various ways in which personality psychologists have employed the case study in research and examining the many conceptual and methodological problems and possibilities that arise in the psychological study of the single case. PMID:9483817

McAdams, D P; West, S G

1997-12-01