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Project Invert WP6 Case Studies Case studies  

E-print Network

Project Invert ­ WP6 Case Studies Case studies (update, June 2005) Final Report of Work Phase 6 Invert ­ WP6 Case Studies - The Invert project: Research project within the Altener Program Printed in Austria ­ June 2005 #12;Project Invert ­ WP6 Case Studies I CONTENT Page FIGURES

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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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Research into Research: SUPER Project Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The SUPER Project is a collaborative research effort which has been in place for two years. This article presents case studies of this project and offers suggestions for extending it. Schools that have become the partners of research institutions are being encouraged to make research one of their institutionalized functions. (VM)

Gifford, Bernard R.; Gabelko, Nina H.

1987-01-01

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THE TIME PROJECT: A CASE STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

This chapter describes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) monitoring project to assess the effects of changes in acidic deposition on surface waters of the United States. his project is referred to as TIME (Temporally Integrated Monitoring of Ecosystems). he TIME ...

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THE HAITI CASE STUDY Working Paper of the collaborative NATO-Harvard project  

E-print Network

1 THE HAITI CASE STUDY Working Paper of the collaborative NATO-Harvard project: TOWARDS THE HAITI CASE STUDY Working Paper of the collaborative NATO-Harvard project: Towards a Comprehensive;THE HAITI CASE STUDY 27 June 2012 FOREWORD A joint study team from NATO's Joint Analysis and Lessons

Mootha, Vamsi K.

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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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Modified Case Study-Term Project on Aging  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a modified case study assignment for undergraduate, second semester anatomy and physiology students for submission of a term paper or oral presentation concerning aging of the various body systems.

Candi K. Heimgartner (University of Idaho Biological Sciences)

2007-08-14

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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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Case Study: Revising a Formal Case Study Presentation as an Independent Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the process of researching and revising a case study presentation on an individual who experienced anesthetic awareness during an abdominal surgery and eventually committed suicide. Topics addressed include the author's selection of an undergraduate student with a science and teaching background to work on the case

Field, Patrick R.

2013-01-01

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Bad Blood A Case Study of the Tuskegee Syphilis Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The ethics of human experimentation are explored in this case about the infamous syphilis studies performed at the Tuskegee Institute from the 1930s to the 1960s. Sponosred by the U.S. Public Health Service, 399 African American men with syphilis were recruited for a research study on the progression of the disease when left untreated. The case examines the science unerlyign the experiment as well as the ethical and racial issues. One of its goals is to help students understand the evolution in our thinking on issues of science, human experimentation, and race, and how they are conditioned by our culture. The case could be used in any course that explores the ethics of science.

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

2000-01-01

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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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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 faades, 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 faade 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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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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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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A Case Study of a National University Research Project and Its Technological Innovation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study examined the implementation of a major research endeavor in an institution of higher education, Trinity College, Dublin, in Ireland, with particular focus on the change process during the initiation of the project and the subsequent needs assessment and implementation of technological solutions. This study identified the stages,

Ziegel, Melina

2012-01-01

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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 on project led education in engineering: students' and teachers' perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the extent to which students and teachers are able to acknowledge the strengths and weaknesses of a shift in the approach to teaching and learning from a traditional, teacher-centred perspective towards project- and learner-centred education. It reports on a case study aimed at exploring students' and teachers' perceptions of a project-led education course carried out at an

Rui M. Lima; Dinis Carvalho; Maria Assuno Flores; Natascha Van Hattum-Janssen

2007-01-01

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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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Practicing Sustainability in an Urban University: A Case Study of a Behavior Based Energy Conservation Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study of the University of Toronto Sustainability Office's energy conservation project, Rewire, explores the implementation of a social marketing campaign that encourages energy efficient behavior. Energy conservation activities have reached approximately 3,000 students and staff members annually, and have saved electricity, thermal

Chan, Stuart; Dolderman, Dan; Savan, Beth; Wakefield, Sarah

2012-01-01

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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 Corruption of a Research Design: A Case Study of a Curriculum Innovation Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter describes the corruption of research design and explains why and how a computer-based curriculum innovation project was transformed from a quasi-experimental design to a comparative case study. The first section introduces the Systems Thinking and Curriculum Innovation Network (STACI) that examined the impact of technology on teaching

Cline, Hugh F.; Mandinach, Ellen B.

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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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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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Development of Procedures for Assessing the Impact of Vocational Education Research and Development on Vocational Education (Project IMPACT). Volume 4--A Case Study of Illinois Projects in Horticulture.  

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 Illinois Projects in Horticulture. Fourteen horticulture projects in high schools and junior colleges were discovered through a previous study, personal interviews with two University of

Hook, Colin; Ethridge, James

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Analyzing the contributions of a government-commissioned research project: a case study  

PubMed Central

Background It often remains unclear to investigators how their research contributes to the work of the commissioner. We initiated the Risk Model case study to gain insight into how a Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) project and its knowledge products contribute to the commissioners work, the commissioner being the Health Care Inspectorate. We aimed to identify the alignment efforts that influenced the research project contributions. Based on the literature, we expected interaction between investigators and key users to be the most determining factor for the contributions of a research project. Methods In this qualitative case study, we analyzed the alignment efforts and contributions in the Risk Model project by means of document analysis and interviews according to the evaluation method Contribution Mapping. Furthermore, a map of the research process was drafted and a feedback session was organized. After the feedback session with stakeholders discussing the findings, we completed the case study report. Results Both organizations had divergent views on the ownership of the research product and the relationship between RIVM and the Inspectorate, which resulted in different expectations. The RIVM considered the use of the risk models to be problematic, but the inspectors had a positive opinion about its contributions. Investigators, inspectors, and managers were not aware of these remarkably different perceptions. In this research project, we identified six relevant categories of both horizontal alignment efforts (between investigators and key users) as well as vertical alignment efforts (within own organization) that influenced the contributions to the Inspectorates work. Conclusions Relevant alignment efforts influencing the contributions of the project became manifest at three levels: the first level directly relates to the project, the second to the organizational environment, and the third to the formal and historical relationship between the organizations. Both external and internal alignments influence the contributions of a research project. Based on the findings, we recommend that research institutes invest in a reflective attitude towards the social aspects of research projects at all levels of the organization and develop alignment strategies to enhance the contributions of research. PMID:24498894

2014-01-01

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The Veggie Project: A Case Study of a Multicomponent Farmers Market Intervention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study provides an in-depth examination of process and feasibility factors associated with the development of a multi-component\\u000a environmental intervention designed to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in four low-income, minority, urban\\u000a communities with few healthy food retail outlets. The intervention, the Veggie Project, included three components: (a) onsite\\u000a farmers markets, (b) a Super Shopper voucher program,

Darcy A. FreedmanBethany; Bethany A. Bell; Leslie V. Collins

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The added value to global model projections of climate change by dynamical downscaling: A case study over the continental  

E-print Network

The added value to global model projections of climate change by dynamical downscaling: A case; published 27 October 2012. [1] Dynamical downscaling is being increasingly used for climate change studies model projections of climate change by dynamical downscaling: A case study over the continental U

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Wider Opportunities: Combining Literacy and Employment Training for Women. Executive Summary of the Female Single Parent Literacy Project Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report contains summaries of case studies of five literacy projects for women conducted under the auspices of Wider Opportunities for Women's Female Single Parent Literacy Project. The programs described in the case studies are the following: (1) Non-Traditional Employment for Women, New York City; (2) Access for Women: Expanding Options for

Hirschoff, Paula

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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

This study provides information and a basic overview on Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) as project delivery methods while contrasting their performance in the design and construction of two healthcare...

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

2014-04-03

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Raman Lidar Measurements During the International H2O Project. 2; Instrument Comparisons and Case Studies  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The NASA/GSFC Scanning Raman Lidar (SRL) participated in the International H2O Project (IHOP) that occurred in May and June, 2002 in the midwestern part of the U. S. The SRL system configuration and methods of data analysis were described in part I of this paper. In this second part, comparisons of SRL water vapor measurements and those of chilled mirror radiosonde and LASE airborne water vapor lidar are performed. Two case studies are presented; one for daytime and one for nighttime. The daytime case study is of a convectively driven boundary layer event and is used to characterize the SRL water vapor random error characteristics. The nighttime case study is of a thunderstorm-generated cirrus cloud case that is studied in it s meteorological context. Upper tropospheric humidification due to precipitation from the cirrus cloud is quantified as is the cirrus cloud ice water content and particle depolarization ratio. These detailed cirrus cloud measurements are being used in a cirrus cloud modeling study.

Whiteman, D. N.; Demoz, B.; DiGirolamo, P.; Corner, J.; Veselovskii, I.; Evans, K.; Wang, Z.; Sabatino, D.; Schwemmer, G.; Gentry, B.

2005-01-01

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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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Documentation of key factors for successful reconstruction of high volume roadways: two case study projects in Michigan  

E-print Network

DOCUMENTATION OF KEY FACTORS FOR SUCCESSFUL RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGH VOLUME ROADWAYS: TWO CASE STUDY PROJECTS IN MICHIGAN A Thesis by RODRIGO DE LAS CASAS MONCLOA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas AkM University in partial... fulfillment of the requiretnents for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 2001 Major Subject: Civil Engineering DOCUMENTATION OF KEY FACTORS FOR SUCCESSFUL RECONSTRUCTION OF HIGH VOLUME ROADWAYS: TWO CASE STUDY PROJECTS IN MICHIGAN A Thesis...

De Las Casas Moncloa, Rodrigo

2012-06-07

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Teaching Introductory Oceanography through Case Studies: Project based approach for general education students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A recent workshop sponsored by SERC-On the Cutting Edge brought together science educators from a range of schools across the country to discuss new approaches in teaching oceanography. In discussing student interest in our classes, we were struck by the fact that students are drawn to emotional or controversial topics such as whale hunting and tsunami hazard and that these kinds of topics are a great vehicle for introducing more complex concepts such as wave propagation, ocean upwelling and marine chemistry. Thus, we have developed an approach to introductory oceanography that presents students with real-world issues in the ocean sciences and requires them to explore the science behind them in order to improve overall ocean science literacy among non-majors and majors at 2 and 4 year colleges. We have designed a project-based curriculum built around topics that include, but are not limited to: tsunami hazard, whale migration, ocean fertilization, ocean territorial claims, rapid climate change, the pacific trash patch, overfishing, and ocean acidification. Each case study or project consists of three weeks of class time and is structured around three elements: 1) a media analysis; 2) the role of ocean science in addressing the issue; 3) human impact/response. Content resources range from textbook readings, popular or current print news, documentary film and television, and data available on the world wide web from a range of sources. We employ a variety of formative assessments for each case study in order to monitor student access and understanding of content and include a significant component of in-class student discussion and brainstorming guided by faculty input to develop the case study. Each study culminates in summative assessments ranging from exams to student posters to presentations, depending on the class size and environment. We envision this approach for a range of classroom environments including large group face-to-face instruction as well as hybrid and fully online courses.

Farnsworth, K. L.; House, M.; Hovan, S. A.

2013-12-01

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A Framework and Methodology for Enhancing Operational Requirements Development: United States Coast Guard Cutter Project Case Study  

E-print Network

Architecture, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 1991 S.M. Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture and Mechanical Coast Guard Cutter Project Case Study By Douglas M. Schofield B.S. Marine Engineering and Naval

de Weck, Olivier L.

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The quality of Portuguese Environmental Impact Studies: The case of small hydropower projects  

SciTech Connect

In most Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) systems environmental authorities can stop an EIA process by refusing the respective EIA Report, on the grounds of technical or methodological insufficiencies identified in the review procedure. However, often times, it cannot be taken for granted that, once an EIA Report is formally accepted, as part of an EIA process, its quality standard is, consistently, of a satisfactory level. This paper summarises the results of a one-year research project aimed at assessing the quality of EIA studies carried out for small hydropower plants in Portugal. An extensive survey was carried out to analyse all EIA Reports that were the basis of successful EIA processes involving this kind of small scale projects, under the old and the new national EIA legislation, that is, over the last two decades. Often times unnoticeable to the general public and the media, located in isolated areas upstream secondary rivers, these projects are likely to generate some significant environmental impacts, in particular on the aesthetics value and character of local landscapes and on pristine ecological habitats. And yet, they are usually regarded as environmental friendly projects designed to produce emission free energy. The design of the evaluation criteria benefited from the literature review on similar research projects carried out in other EU countries. The evaluation exercise revealed a number of technical and methodological weaknesses in a significant percentage of cases. A set of simple and clear cut recommendations is proposed twofold: to improve the current standard of EIA practice and to strengthen the role of the so called EIA Commissions, at the crucial review stage of the EIA process.

Pinho, Paulo [CITTA - Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment, University of Oporto, Faculty of Engineering, Rua Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Oporto (Portugal)]. E-mail: pcpinho@fe.up.pt; Maia, Rodrigo [CEHRA - Centre for Hydraulics, Environment and Water Resources, University of Oporto, Faculty of Engineering, Rua Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Oporto (Portugal)]. E-mail: rmaia@fe.up.pt; Monterroso, Ana [CITTA - Research Centre for Territory, Transports and Environment, University of Oporto, Faculty of Engineering, Rua Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Oporto (Portugal)]. E-mail: anamonterroso@yahoo.com

2007-04-15

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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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The Veggie Project: a case study of a multi-component farmers' market intervention.  

PubMed

This case study provides an in-depth examination of process and feasibility factors associated with the development of a multi-component environmental intervention designed to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in four low-income, minority, urban communities with few healthy food retail outlets. The intervention, the Veggie Project, included three components: (a) onsite farmers' markets, (b) a Super Shopper voucher program, and (c) a Youth Leader Board. We analyzed receipts from sales transactions at the farmers' markets, close-ended surveys with participants, in-depth interviews with project stakeholders, and journal entries completed by youth participants. Thirty-four farmers' markets occurred, resulting in 1,101 sales transactions. Financial vouchers were used to purchased 63% of the produce. All of the youth Super Shoppers came to the market at least once and made significantly more purchase transactions than adults. The farmers' markets were never accessed by 38% of the adult Super Shoppers. The Veggie Project increased access to healthy foods, particularly among youth. More research is warranted to examine the relationship between market use and dietary behaviors as well as other factors (i.e., besides physical and economic) influencing food access among adults. PMID:21805054

Freedman, Darcy A; Bell, Bethany A; Collins, Leslie V

2011-08-01

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Large construction projects in developing countries: a case study from Vietnam  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although various studies have been undertaken into the factors affecting delays, cost overruns, quality, safety, and productivity, etc. and other problems in specific types of projects, these studies seldom discuss common and general problems of construction projects. Thus, comprehensive studies on these problems are essential. Since the problems are rather contextual, the studies need to focus on a specific geographical

Nguyen Duy Long; Stephen Ogunlana; Truong Quang; Ka Chi Lam

2004-01-01

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Mathematical Speech and Practical Action: A Case Study of the Challenges of Including Mathematics in a School Technology Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a case study of how a teacher and nine-year-old students deal with mathematics in a practical technology project. By analysing videotaped dialogues between teacher and a pair of students working on constructing a house model, we identify challenges of meaningful inclusion of mathematics in the project. The dialogues are

Bungum, Berit; Manshadi, Saeed; Lysne, Dag Atle

2014-01-01

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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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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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OUTSOURCING A HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS PROJECT: AN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CLASS CASE STUDY: PART II  

Microsoft Academic Search

At the 2007 SEDSI conference in Savannah, the authors presented Part I of this case about an outsourcing project at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa (HSB) located in Destin, Florida on the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico.1 Part I described the hotel industry situation during the early years of this century and the mandate from

Richard G. Platt; Michael McCool

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study of 46 Israeli high school students' graduation projects involving robot design focused on engineering knowledge and skills needed, learning through reflective practice, and individual assessment of learning. Analysis of teacher logbooks and student portfolios indicated that all students completed projects, were motivated, devoted extra

Verner, Igor M.; Hershko, Eyal

2003-01-01

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A model for semi-informal online learning communities: A case study of the NASA INSPIRE Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Scope and Method of Study: The purpose of this study was to develop a model of informal online learning communities based on theory, research and practice. Case study methodology was used to examine the NASA Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience (INSPIRE) Project as an example of a successful informal online learning community. The case study examined how the INSPIRE project models informal online learning and how that model compares to current research in informal and online learning community education. Findings and Conclusions: This case study revealed that, while all aspects of informal learning and online education are present within the INSPIRE project, there were many factors that have led to the success of the project that do not fit into current informal or online learning community models. Many aspects of formal education are not only present, but necessary components to the success of the INSPIRE OLC where both knowledge development and community building are desired equally. A model for semi-informal online learning communities was developed based on the findings from the case study. A semi-informal online learning community uses informal, formal and online education characteristics to develop community and knowledge equally and concurrently. By including aspects of community building, a variety of activities and experiences, creating a userfriendly environment, and allowing the community to evolve over time, a successful semi-informal online learning community can be created and maintained using current research and successful real-world experiences.

Keesee, Amanda Glasgow

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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

47

Social and cultural context of rural water and sanitation projects: case studies from Ghana  

E-print Network

The research underpinning this work took place in the context of two rural water and sanitation projects carried out in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The focus of study was on the way engineers can make water and sanitation ...

Furber, Alison Mary

2013-07-01

48

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

49

Issues facing nurseteachers on the pre-registration diploma of higher education course (Project 2000): a case study approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper draws on the experience andexpertise of nurse practitioners and teachers of nurses to report on significant issues facing the latter in their work. The findings form part of a larger study describing major changes in the role and work of nurse teachers resulting from Project 2000 initiatives. The rationale for adapting a case study approach is outlined. The

Sada Camiah

1997-01-01

50

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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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

52

Curriculum Materials as a Vehicle for Innovation: a case study of the Nuffield Design and Technology Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior to the advent of the National Curriculum in England and Wales, the production of teaching materials was an established vehicle for curriculum change. The Nuffield Design and Technology Project recently published extensive materials which enlarge upon the National Curriculum. This paper presents an investigation based on case studies of two teachers in separate schools, each using Nuffield publications with

Nick Givens

2000-01-01

53

A Case Study of a Community-Based Participatory Evaluation Research (CBPER) Project: Reflections on Promising Practices and Shortcomings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instrumental case study documents a community-based participatory evaluation research (CBPER) project that involved a community partner, two graduate students, a faculty member, and an external funder. It highlights the fact that a participatory evaluation model is a viable way to conduct community-based research (CBR) when a community

Puma, Jini; Bennett, Laurie; Cutforth, Nick; Tombari, Chris; Stein, Paul

2009-01-01

54

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

55

Application of Project Based Study in the Learning Process: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The study is a step toward studying the advanced technology specially to learn the control system of CNC lathe machine. This\\u000a paper describes the development of a closed loop control system with encoder mounting as real-time control device for a conventional\\u000a lathe. A personal computer is used for calculation as well as for controlling the motion of the drives. The

Ashfaque A Chowdhury; Mohammad G Rasul; M. Masud K. Khan

56

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

57

Managing Astronomy Research Data: Case Studies of Big and Small Research Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Astronomy data management refers to all actions taken upon data over the course of the entire research process. It includes activities involving the collection, organization, analysis, release, storage, archiving, preservation, and curation of research data. Astronomers have cultivated data management tools, infrastructures, and local practices to ensure the use and future reuse of their data. However, new sky surveys will soon amass petabytes of data requiring new data management strategies.The goal of this dissertation, to be completed in 2015, is to identify and understand data management practices and the infrastructure and expertise required to support best practices. This will benefit the astronomy community in efforts toward an integrated scholarly communication framework.This dissertation employs qualitative, social science research methods (including interviews, observations, and document analysis) to conduct case studies of data management practices, covering the entire data lifecycle, amongst three populations: Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) collaboration team members; Individual and small-group users of SDSS data; and Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) collaboration team members. I have been observing the collection, release, and archiving of data by the SDSS collaboration, the data practices of individuals and small groups using SDSS data in journal articles, and the LSST collaborations planning and building of infrastructure to produce data.Preliminary results demonstrate that current data management practices in astronomy are complex, situational, and heterogeneous. Astronomers often have different management repertoires for working on sky surveys and for their own data collections, varying their data practices as they move between projects. The multitude of practices complicates coordinated efforts to maintain data.While astronomy expertise proves critical to managing astronomy data in the short, medium, and long term, the larger astronomy data workforce encompasses a greater breadth of educational backgrounds. Results show that teams of individuals with distinct expertise are key to ensuring the long-term preservation and usability of astronomy datasets.

Sands, Ashley E.

2015-01-01

58

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

SciTech Connect

Appendix I for The Woodlands Metro Center Energy Study near Houston consists of a computer model (Program ENERCALC) for parcel level analysis (data sources and definitions, ENERCALC Program description, assumptions, and variables evaluated for Energy Plan); computer model results of Program ENERCALC (conventional plan and energy plan); life cycle cost analysis and energy savings by building type; summary of energy savings and costs; application of building envelope and site design modifications (strategies and parcel-by-parcel application and estimated savings); and energy supply system payback calculations.

Not Available

1980-03-01

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The Caring Child: An Evaluative Case Study of the Cornwall Young Carers Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on an evaluation of the Cornwall Young Carers project (jointly funded by social services and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Health Action Zone), conducted during the period 2000-2002. A diverse range of methodological approaches were adopted (comparative national statistics, local pilot study, monthly and quarterly data

Butler, Allister H.; Astbury, Gaynor

2005-01-01

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Time, cost and quality trade-off in project management: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1996, Babu and Suresh proposed a framework to study the trade-off among time, cost and quality using three inter-related linear programming models. This paper describes our attempt to apply the method to an actual cement factory construction project. The purpose is to evaluate the practical applicability of the method by highlighting the managerial insights gained, as well as pointing

Do Ba Khang; Yin Mon Myint

1999-01-01

61

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

SciTech Connect

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, four countries that have large greenhouse gas emissions and are heavily engaged in the debate on climate change projects under the Kyoto Protocol. The studies examine potential or current projects/programs to determine whether eight technical concerns about joint implementation can be adequately addressed. They conclude that about half the concerns were minor or well managed by project developers, but concerns about additionality of funds, host country institutions and guarantees of performance (including the issues of baselines and possible leakage) need much more effort to be adequately addressed. All the papers agree on the need to develop institutional arrangements for approving and monitoring such projects in each of the countries represented. The case studies illustrate that these projects have the potential to bring new technology, investment, employment and ancillary socioeconomic and environmental benefits to developing countries. These benefits are consistent with the goal of sustainable development in the four study countries. At a policy level, the studies' authors note that in their view, the Annex I countries should consider limits on the use of jointly implemented projects as a way to get credits against their own emissions at home, and stress the importance of industrialized countries developing new technologies that will benefit all countries. The authors also observe that if all countries accepted caps on their emissions (with a longer time period allowed for developing countries to do so) project-based GHG mitigation would be significantly facilitated by the improved private investment climate.

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

1998-11-01

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A CASE STUDY AND ACTION RESEARCH PROJECT ILLUMINATING WOMEN'S GENDER CONSCIOUSNESS DEVELOPMENT  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article shares the results of two studies exploring the phenomenon of women's gender consciousness development in two parts. Part 1 describes a case study investigating the process and results of a corporate women's network charged with improving women's standing in the organization. The network ultimately failed. The findings describe the women's concerns about participating in and sustaining a women's

Laura L. Bierema

63

Learning in-the-making: A case study of science and technology projects in a year six classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

The integration of technology-based projects in the primary science curriculum has attracted recent international attention.\\u000a Yet few case studies about what and how knowledge is constructed in this context have been reported. In this interpretive\\u000a study of a Year Six classroom, we focused on how two contrasting groups of children designed ill-defined engineering structures.\\u000a Of particular interest was how the

Stephen M. Ritchie; Brad Hampson

1996-01-01

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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

65

A case study approach for developing a project performance evaluation system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Prior project management research has identified a wide variety of measures that describe the outcomes of a project and the input characteristics that impact outcomes. In practice however, project schedules are still used as the sole project performance measure in some firms. Although the use of project schedules is still a good practice for some companies, for other companies the

Qing Cao; James J. Hoffman

2011-01-01

66

Case Study in Ethics of Research: The Bucharest Early Intervention Project  

PubMed Central

The Bucharest Early Intervention Project is the first ever randomized controlled trial of foster care as an alternative to institutional care for young abandoned children. This paper examines ethical issues in the conceptualization and implementation of the study, which involved American investigators conducting research in another country, as well as vulnerable participants. We organize discussion of ethical questions about the study around several key issues. These include the nature and location of the vulnerable study population, the social value of conducting the study, risks and benefits of participating in the study to participants, and the post-trial obligations of the investigators. In discussing how these questions were addressed as the study was designed and after it was initiated, we describe our attempts to wed sound scientific practices with meaningful ethical protections for participants. PMID:22373763

Zeanah, Charles H.; Fox, Nathan A.; Nelson, Charles A.

2014-01-01

67

Conditions for Productive Learning in Networked Learning Environments: A Case Study from the VO@NET Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we bring together experiences from two international research projects: the Kaleidoscope ERT research collaboration and the VO@NET project. We do this by using a shared framework identified for cross-case analyses within the Kaleidoscope ERT to analyse a particular case in the VO@NET project, a training course called "Green

Ryberg, Thomas; Koottatep, Suporn; Pengchai, Petch; Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Lone

2006-01-01

68

Conducting a FERC environmental assessment: a case study and recommendations from the Terror Lake Project  

SciTech Connect

This paper is an account of the process that evolved during acquisition of the license to operate the Terror Lake hydroelectric power project under the auspices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Commission is responsible for granting these licenses under the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 792 et seq.). This act provides, in part, that FERC may condition a license to protect the public interest. The public interest in these cases has come to include both instream and terrestrial values. The Terror River is located on Kodiak Island in Alaska. The river is within the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge; it supports excellent runs of several species of Pacific Salmon which are both commercially important and a prime source of nutrition for the Kodiak brown bear. The river is also a prime resource for generating electric power. One major concern in the negotiations was the impact of land disturbance and management practices on brown bear habitat - i.e., protection of the brown bear. Maintenance of the bears' habitat is the main purpose of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. But, like many other projects, resolving the instream flow issue was of major importance in the issuance of the FERC license. This paper discusses the fish and wildlife questions, but concentrates on instream uses and how protection of these uses was decided. With this as a focus, the paper explains the FERC process, gives a history of the Terror Lake Project, and, ultimately, makes recommendations for improved management of controversies within the context of the FERC licensing procedures. 65 references.

Olive, S.W.; Lamb, B.L.

1984-04-01

69

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.

71

Relating long-term studies to conservation practice: the case of the Serengeti Cheetah Project.  

PubMed

Although detailed, long-term scientific studies provide potentially crucial information for conservation, they are rare. Moreover, there is often a disjunction between scientists and managers that can affect whether scientific results are applied to help solve conservation problems. Long-term studies can promote increased communication between scientists and managers and hence offer an opportunity for constructive engagement between the two groups. We examined direct and indirect impacts of a 30-year study, the Serengeti Cheetah Project (SCP). Much of what is currently known about wild cheetahs comes from the SCP. In particular, the SCP has demonstrated that cheetahs have a combination of semisociality and ranging patterns that is unique among mammals. This system arises because cheetahs need to be mobile to avoid predators and competitors, yet maintain access to prey; this results in densities much lower than for other large carnivores and a requirement for large areas of heterogenous and connected habitat. The SCP started as a research project, but expanded into a national program, developing capacity for carnivore conservation within Tanzania. Long-term studies such as the SCP are uniquely placed to establish effective working relationships between scientists and managers, engage local and national institutions, and strengthen national capacity for biodiversity conservation. This process is best realized through the establishment of frameworks for conservation that seek to align scientific research with management needs. Long-term studies also play an important role in identifying international priorities for conservation. Nonetheless, the integration of science and management in conservation is a two-way process that requires concerted efforts by both sides to improve and maintain dialogue. Ultimately, conservation depends on people, and maintaining a commitment to a particular area over many years-such as through implementation of a long-term research project-helps establish mutual trust and respect, particularly when combined with development of local and national capacity for scientific research and conservation management. PMID:17531039

Durant, Sarah M; Bashir, Sultana; Maddox, Thomas; Laurenson, M Karen

2007-06-01

72

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

73

A Formalism For A Case Study In The Watertime Project: The City Water System In Grenoble, From Privatization To Remunicipalization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The formal representation for legal or other narratives as introduced by Nissan (2001; 2002; 2003a; 2003b; 2003d; 2003a is adapted to the analysis of a case study in WaterTime, a project developed by David Hall and his collaborators in view of the development of a decision model for policy making, concerning the privatization of city water systems throughout the European

Ephraim Nissan; David Hall; Emanuele Lobina; Robin De La Motte

2004-01-01

74

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

75

Evaluating the cost effectiveness of environmental projects: Case studies in aerospace and defense  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Using the replacement technology of high pressure waterjet decoating systems as an example, a simple methodology is presented for developing a cost effectiveness model. The model uses a four-step process to formulate an economic justification designed for presentation to decision makers as an assessment of the value of the replacement technology over conventional methods. Three case studies from major U.S. and international airlines are used to illustrate the methodology and resulting model. Tax and depreciation impacts are also presented as potential additions to the model.

Shunk, James F.

1995-01-01

76

Selecting R&D projects at BMW: a case study of adopting mathematical programming models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research and development (R&D) project selection is a critical interface between the product development strategy of an organization and the process of managing projects day-to-day. This article describes the project selection problem faced by an R&D group of BMW (Munich, Germany). The problem was structured as minimizing the gap between target performance of the technology to be developed and actual

Christoph H. Loch; Michael T. Pich; Christian Terwiesch; Michael Urbschat

2001-01-01

77

Participatory Planning for Project Sustainability of Environmental Education Projects: A Case Study of the Secondary Teacher Training Environmental Education Project (St[superscript 2]eep) in Zimbabwe  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Within the first year of the Secondary Teacher Training Environmental Education Project (St[superscript 2]eep) in Zimbabwe, project stakeholders, including lecturers, college administrators, local project coordinators, and donor representatives, expressed concern about the non-sustainability of the project due to its over-reliance on its

Van Ongevalle, Jan; Van Petegem, Peter; Deprez, Steff; Chimbodza, Iris Jane-Mary

2011-01-01

78

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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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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The TRAINS project: a case study in building a conversational planning agent  

Microsoft Academic Search

The TRAINS project is an effort to build a conversationally proficient planning assistant. A key part of the project is the construction of the TRAINS system, which provides the research platform for a wide range of issues in natural language understanding, mixed-initiative planning systems, and representing and reasoning about time, actions and events. Four years have now passed since the

JAMES F. ALLEN; LENHART K. SCHUBERT; GEORGE FERGUSON; PETER HEEMAN; CHUNG HEE HWANG; TSUNEAKI KATO; MARC LIGHT; NATHANIEL MARTIN; BRADFORD MILLER; MASSIMO POESIO; DAVID R. TRAUM

1995-01-01

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PROJECT CONCERN--A CASE STUDY IN URBAN-SUBURBAN COOPERATION. POSITION PAPER.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

PROJECT CONCERN SEEKS TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE LOWER ACHIEVEMENT OF DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IS AN "ARTIFACT" OF A NEGATIVE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE SLUM NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE SLUM SCHOOL. TO COUNTERACT THIS EFFECT, THE PROJECT HAS BUSED OVER 250 INNER CITY MINORITY GROUP CHILDREN, FROM KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE, TO FIVE MIDDLE CLASS SUBURBAN

MAHAN, THOMAS W.

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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

83

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

E-print Network

designed to collect information about invasive species and plant phenophases respectively. Participants are phenology-oriented projects for identifying and locating various plant species. The What's Invasive project is targeted at invasive species of plants, animals, and insects, and asks individual participants to identify

Crowston, Kevin

84

The Junior High School Network Project: A Case Study. Documentation and Technical Assistance in Urban Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This volume describes the evolution and implementation of the Junior High School Network Project (JHSN), one of nine programs selected by the Documentation and Technical Assistance (DTA) Project as demonstration sites for enhancing the problem solving capacities of urban schools. As described, the original proposal for the JHSN was directed toward

Simon, Elaine

85

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

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Case Studies in Application of System Engineering Practices to Capstone Projects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) sponsors a faculty fellowship program that engages researchers with interests aligned with current ESMD development programs. The faculty-members are committed to run a capstone senior design project based- on the materials and experience gained during the fellowship. For the 2010 - 2011 academic year, 5 projects were approved. These projects are in the areas of mechanical and electrical hardware design and optimization, fault prediction and extra planetary civil site preparation. This work summarizes the projects, describes the student teams performing the work, and comments on the integration of Systems Engineering principles into the projects, as well as the affected course curriculums.

Murphy, Gloria; vanSusante, Paul; Carmen, Christina; Morris, Tommy; Schmidt, Peter; Zalewski, Janusz

2011-01-01

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Case Study on Project Risk Management Planning Based on Soft System Methodology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper analyzed the soft system characters of construction projects and the applicability on using Soft System Methodology (SSM) for risk analysis after a brief review of SSM. Taking a hydropower project as an example, it constructed the general frame of project risk management planning (PRMP) and established the Risk Management Planning (RMP) system from the perspective of the interests of co-ordination. This paper provided the ideas and methods for construction RMP under the win-win situation through the practice of SSM.

Lifang, Xie; Jun, Li

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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 SCAin class case study.

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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

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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

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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

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Implementation of a Nursing Home Quality Improvement Project to Reduce Resident Pain: A Qualitative Case Study.  

PubMed

This article describes the experiences of staff members working within nursing homes that successfully implemented a quality improvement project aimed at reducing resident pain. Interviews were conducted with 24 nursing home employees from within 8 facilities participating in the quality improvement project. Findings were organized using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. Interdisciplinary communication, supportive leadership, training, and nursing assistant participation facilitated implementation. Increased documentation, resistance to change, and difficulty measuring outcomes were perceived challenges. PMID:25407787

Abrahamson, Kathleen; DeCrane, Susan; Mueller, Christine; Davila, Heather Wood; Arling, Greg

2014-11-18

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Development of Procedures for Assessing the Impact of Vocational Education Research and Development on Vocational Education (Project IMPACT). Volume 5--A Case Study of Illinois Career Education Projects at the Awareness Level.  

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 Illinois Career Education Projects at the awareness level. First, the Career Development for Children Project (CDCP), which produced career awareness curriculum materials for elementary

Cheney-Stern, Marilyn R.; Phelps, L. Allen

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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

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Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents two case studies using online surveys for evaluation. The authors begin with an example of a needs assessment survey designed to measure the amount of help new students at a university require in their first year. They then discuss the follow-up survey conducted by the same university to measure the effectiveness of the

Ritter, Lois A., Ed.; Sue, Valerie M., Ed.

2007-01-01

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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.

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Recycling`s regulatory burden: A case study -- the Modesto Tire Disposal Project  

SciTech Connect

The Modesto Tire Disposal Project is a 14 MW electric power generating facility in Westley, CA fueled on whole waste tires. A by-product of the incineration process is a zinc-rich fly ash which contains low concentrations of lead and cadmium. The project`s preferred disposition for the fly ash is recycling through reclamation of its valuable metals. Under California regulation, the fly ash is considered a hazardous waste, and its handling and transportation is severely restricted. Federal regulation doe snot impose such restrictions. The fly ash from the project was recycled for years. However, internal regulatory review and subsequent conference with regulators determined that the environmentally sound transportation practices that had been utilized were not regulatorily compliant. As a result of compliance initiatives, the valuable fly ash had to be disposed of in class 1 landfills for the past year. The return to a recycle option remains elusive. This presentation reviews some of the regulatory hurdles and the economic harm done to the project in order to maintain strict compliance with California hazardous waste regulations.

Tomeo, E. [UAE Energy Operations Corp., San Ramon, CA (United States)

1995-12-31

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Defining and Assessing Baccalaureate Skills: Ten Case Studies. A Report on the Academic Program Evaluation Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Efforts to evaluate the general education component of baccalaureate degree programs at ten colleges using a uniform assessment formula are described. The colleges were participants in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Academic Program Evaluation Project (APEP), which proposed that outcomes of baccalaureate education can

American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.

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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

100

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

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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

102

A Profile of the Striving Readers Program: The Memphis School District Project. Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 2006, Memphis City Schools was awarded $16,074,687 for a five-year period (2006-11) for the Memphis Striving Readers Project, in collaboration with the University of Memphis and Bellarmine University (Kentucky). It employs the Memphis Content Literacy Academy model as a schoolwide strategy and Scholastic's READ 180 for targeted intervention.

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009

2009-01-01

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Ex Ante Evaluation of Information and Communication Technology Projects; Case Studies of Kenyan Universities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have increasingly become crucial to achieving organizational and strategic goals. This has led to an ever increasing expenditure on ICT and an accompanying increasing demand to measure the business value of the IS investment. The need to evaluate investments in ICT projects is further exacerbated by the 'productivity paradox' observed in these investments. Despite higher

TIMOTHY MWOLOLO WAEMA

2009-01-01

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Case Study of a Project-Based Learning Course in Civil Engineering Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes the use of project-based learning to teach design skills to civil engineering students at University College Dublin (UCD). The paper first considers the development of problem-based leaning (PBL) as a tool in higher education. The general issues to be considered in the design of the curriculum for a PBL module are reviewed.

Gavin, K.

2011-01-01

105

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

106

Student use of a Learning Management System for group projects: A case study investigating interaction, collaboration, and knowledge construction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Web-based Learning Management Systems (LMS) allow instructors and students to share instructional materials, make class announcements, submit and return course assignments, and communicate with each other online. Previous LMS-related research has focused on how these systems deliver and manage instructional content with little concern for how students' constructivist learning can be encouraged and facilitated. This study investigated how students use LMS to interact, collaborate, and construct knowledge within the context of a group project but without mediation by the instructor. The setting for this case study was students' use in one upper-level biology course of the local LMS within the context of a course-related group project, a mock National Institutes of Health grant proposal. Twenty-one groups (82 students) voluntarily elected to use the LMS, representing two-thirds of all students in the course. Students' peer-to-peer messages within the LMS, event logs, online surveys, focus group interviews, and instructor interviews were used in order to answer the study's overarching research question. The results indicate that students successfully used the LMS to interact and, to a significant extent, collaborate, but there was very little evidence of knowledge construction using the LMS technology. It is possible that the ease and availability of face-to-face meetings as well as problems and limitations with the technology were factors that influenced whether students' online basic interaction could be further distinguished as collaboration or knowledge construction. Despite these limitations, students found several tools and functions of the LMS useful for their online peer interaction and completion of their course project. Additionally, LMS designers and implementers are urged to consider previous literature on computer-supported collaborative learning environments in order to better facilitate independent group projects within these systems. Further research is needed to identify the best types of scaffolds and overall technological improvements in order to provide support for online collaboration and knowledge construction.

Lonn, Steven D.

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Conducting a FERC environmental assessment: a case study and recommendations from the Terror Lake Project  

SciTech Connect

This paper is an account of the process that evolved during acquisition of the license to operate the Terror Lake hydro-electric power project under the auspices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Terror River is located on Kodiak Island in Alaska. The river is within the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge; it supports excellent runs of several species of Pacific Salmon which are both commercially important and a prime source of nutrition for the Kodiak brown bear. This paper discusses both the fish and wildlife questions, but concentrates on instream uses and how protection of these uses was decided. In this focus the paper explains the FERC process, gives a history of the Terror Lake Project, and, ultimately, makes recommendations for improved management of controversies within the context of FERC licensing procedures. 64 references.

Olive, S.W.; Lamb, B.L.

1983-09-01

108

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

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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 (20002100). Historical climate patterns show that Marins 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, 19812010). 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

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A methodology for projecting hospital bed need: a Michigan case study  

PubMed Central

Michigan's Department of Community Health (MDCH) is responsible for managing hospitals through the utilization of a Certificate of Need (CON) Commission. Regulation is achieved by limiting the number of beds a hospital can use for inpatient services. MDCH assigns hospitals to service areas and sub areas by use patterns. Hospital beds are then assigned within these Hospital Service Areas and Facility Sub Areas. The determination of the number of hospital beds a facility subarea is authorized to hold, called bed need, is defined in the Michigan Hospital Standards and published by the CON Commission and MDCH. These standards vaguely define a methodology for calculating hospital bed need for a projection year, five years ahead of the base year (defined as the most recent year for which patient data have been published by the Michigan Hospital Association). MDCH approached the authors and requested a reformulation of the process. Here we present a comprehensive guide and associated code as interpreted from the hospital standards with results from the 2011 projection year. Additionally, we discuss methodologies for other states and compare them to Michigan's Bed Need methodology. PMID:20338055

2010-01-01

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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 NASAs 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

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Implementing Organizational Development Strategies at the Local Urban School: A Case Study of the Imaginative Educational Cooperation Project. Documentation and Technical Assistance in Urban Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study describes the Imaginative Educational Cooperation (IEC) Project, a program that focused on organizational development and participative decision making in two city schools. The IEC was one of nine programs chosen by the Documentation and Technical Assistance (DTA) Project as representing exemplary strategies for problem solving in

Brown, Robert P.; Hyde, Arthur A.

113

Materials Failure Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website offers innovative course materials for teaching engineering design and analysis through failure case studies, supporting the integration of research in forensic engineering into undergraduate education. The site includes an introduction to the overall project and a bibliography as well as typical civil engineering and engineering mechanics courses, with over 50 case studies currently listed. This web site is a companion to the book Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers, Delatte, Norbert J., ASCE Press. The site is a living document that will supplement the book with web links, additional information, and supplemental illustrations. At this time, not all of the cases have been filled in yet.

Delatte, Norbert J., Jr.

2008-12-12

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Ecology, ethics, and professional environmental practice: The Yucca Mountain, Nevada, project as a case study  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to develop a geologic repository for disposing of high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. In this commentary, the ecology program for the DOE`s Yucca Mountain Project is discussed from the perspective of state-of-the-art ecosystem analysis, environmental ethics, and standards of professional practice. Specifically at issue is the need by the Yucca Mountain ecology program to adopt an ecosystem approach that encompasses the current strategy based on population biology and community ecology alone. The premise here is that an ecosystem approach is essential for assessing the long-term potential environmental impacts at Yucca Mountain in light of the thermal effects expected to be associated with heat from radioactive decay.

Malone, C.R. [Nuclear Waste Project Office, Carson City, NV (United States)

1995-09-01

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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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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

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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

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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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Discover How Research Methods Are Used in Real Research Projects SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of hundreds of case studies of real social research, specially  

E-print Network

Discover How Research Methods Are Used in Real Research Projects SAGE Research Methods Cases to support teaching and learning in research methods. Each case is written to help students understand integrated on the SAGE Research Methods platform or available as a stand-alone product. #12;

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Case study of worker exposure to coal tar containing paving materials on a routine paving project in Iowa  

SciTech Connect

The potential for unknown exposure of present day highway paving workers to coal tar products is of concern to the asphalt paving industry. A case study describing this type of situation is the subject of this report. The project specifications called for the contractor to pulverize and re-compact the three 230 mm of existing pavement and then pave the pulverized layer with a new HMA layer. Discovery of the presence of mix containing coal tar in the bottom 75 mm of the existing pavement led to a redesign of the project. A decision was made to mill only the upper most 75 to 87 mm of pavement to isolate the coal tar mix from the workers. Initial analysis of bitumen extracted from cores of the top 88 mm of pavement did not show the presence of coal tar chemicals. However, samplers mounted on the equipment for 6 hrs during the redesigned milling process shoed the presence of coal tar type chemicals extracted form the bitumen coated dust particles capture don the samplers using infrared and GC/MS analysis.

Reinke, G.; Glidden, S. [Mathy Technology and Engineering Services, Onalaska, WI (United States)

2007-01-15

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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

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CASE STUDIES: LOW-VOC/HAP WOOD FURNITURE COATINGS (PROJECT SUMMARY)  

EPA Science Inventory

The report gives results of a study in which wood furniture manufacturing fa-cilities were identified that had converted at least one of their primary coating steps to low-volatile organic compound (VOC)/hazardous air pollut-ant (HAP) wood furniture coatings [high-solids, waterbo...

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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

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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

125

Assessing Societal Impacts When Planning Restoration of Large Alluvial Rivers: A Case Study of the Sacramento River Project, California  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies have shown that ecological restoration projects are more likely to gain public support if they simultaneously increase\\u000a important human services that natural resources provide to people. River restoration projects have the potential to influence\\u000a many of the societal functions (e.g., flood control, water quality) that rivers provide, yet most projects fail to consider\\u000a this in a comprehensive manner. Most

Gregory H. Golet; Michael D. Roberts; Eric W. Larsen; Ryan A. Luster; Ron Unger; Gregg Werner; Gregory G. White

2006-01-01

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Extension Specialist Case Studies Case Study 1  

E-print Network

Extension Specialist Case Studies Case Study 1: A horticulture extension specialist is located. Case Study 2: A small grains extension specialist is located on campus at OSU. He is housed which way to vote on this case? file: P&T case studies.doc #12;

Tullos, Desiree

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INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO MULTIPLE-CRITERIA EVALUATION OF MULTIMODAL ALTERNATIVES: NEWBERG-DUNDEE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT CASE STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Dissatisfied with the time and resources required to conduct a number of high-profile, controversial major investment studies, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) decided to use the Newberg-Dundee transportation improvement project to explore methods for streamlining the alternatives analysis process and better controlling the time frames and expenditures for these efforts. The Newberg-Dundee project concerned a highly congested segment of

Marcy Schwartz; Richard Upton

1998-01-01

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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

129

Curriculum Adaptation in Special Schools for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (SID): A Case Study of Project Learning in One SID School in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using a qualitative case study approach, the authors analyzed the curriculum adaptation process for one project learning activity in School K, which is a SID school in the context of school-university collaboration. Multiple sources of data were collected for triangulation, including interviews, documents and observations. Curriculum adaptation

Zhang, Jia-Wei; Wong, Lam; Chan, Tak-Hang; Chiu, Chi-Shing

2014-01-01

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The Rajasthan Canal Project: A Case Study of Economic Development. Toward a Better World Series, Learning Kit No. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This World Bank (Washington, D.C.) kit is designed to teach secondary school social studies students about the Rajasthan (India) Canal Project and the impact it has had on the state of Rajasthan and its population. The kit contains a pamphlet, a booklet, a sound filmstrip, and a teacher's guide. The pamphlet, "Economic Summary: India," places the

Baldwin, Harriet; Ross-Larson, Bruce, Ed.

131

A One-year Case Study: Understanding the Rich Potential of Project-based Learning in a Virtual Reality Class for High School Students  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents a qualitative case analysis of a new and unique, high school, student-directed, project-based learning (PBL), virtual reality (VR) class. In order to create projects, students learned, on an independent basis, how to program an industrial-level VR machine. A constraint was that students were required to produce at least one educational application of VR. This study incorporated in-depth classroom observations, interviews with students, analyses of student projects, and surveys of parents and teachers to examine the social and learning processes in the class, and the nature of content learning represented in student projects. The results demonstrated that PBL can be effective even with minimal teacher guidance. The findings substantiate an educational approach rich with promise, for at least some students, that deserves considerable additional study to maximize its powerful potentials for independent and peer-mentored learning.

Morales, Teresa M.; Bang, EunJin; Andre, Thomas

2012-12-01

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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

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Assessing societal impacts when planning restoration of large alluvial rivers: a case study of the Sacramento River project, California.  

PubMed

Studies have shown that ecological restoration projects are more likely to gain public support if they simultaneously increase important human services that natural resources provide to people. River restoration projects have the potential to influence many of the societal functions (e.g., flood control, water quality) that rivers provide, yet most projects fail to consider this in a comprehensive manner. Most river restoration projects also fail to take into account opportunities for revitalization of large-scale river processes, focusing instead on opportunities presented at individual parcels. In an effort to avoid these pitfalls while planning restoration of the Sacramento River, we conducted a set of coordinated studies to evaluate societal impacts of alternative restoration actions over a large geographic area. Our studies were designed to identify restoration actions that offer benefits to both society and the ecosystem and to meet the information needs of agency planning teams focusing on the area. We worked with local partners and public stakeholders to design and implement studies that assessed the effects of alternative restoration actions on flooding and erosion patterns, socioeconomics, cultural resources, and public access and recreation. We found that by explicitly and scientifically melding societal and ecosystem perspectives, it was possible to identify restoration actions that simultaneously improve both ecosystem health and the services (e.g., flood protection and recreation) that the Sacramento River and its floodplain provide to people. Further, we found that by directly engaging with local stakeholders to formulate, implement, and interpret the studies, we were able to develop a high level of trust that ultimately translated into widespread support for the project. PMID:16523370

Golet, Gregory H; Roberts, Michael D; Larsen, Eric W; Luster, Ryan A; Unger, Ron; Werner, Gregg; White, Gregory G

2006-06-01

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Alternate Solutions to Water Resource Development -- A Case Study  

E-print Network

of a reservoir project, a levee project, and a basin conservation reservoir project in an economic region. The application of the methodologies were illustrated by a case study. The cost of a reservoir project in the case study area determined...

Basco, D. R.; Rahman, K. M. A.

135

Analysis Of Leakage In Carbon Sequestration Projects In Forestry:A Case Study Of Upper Magat Watershed, Philippines  

SciTech Connect

The role of forestry projects in carbon conservation andsequestration is receiving much attention because of their role in themitigation of climate change. The main objective of the study is toanalyze the potential of the Upper Magat Watershed for a carbonsequestration project. The three main development components of theproject are forest conservation, tree plantations, and agroforestry farmdevelopment. At Year 30, the watershed can attain a net carbon benefit of19.5 M tC at a cost of US$ 34.5 M. The potential leakage of the projectis estimated using historical experience in technology adoption inwatershed areas in the Philippines and a high adoption rate. Two leakagescenarios were used: baseline and project leakage scenarios. Most of theleakage occurs in the first 10 years of the project as displacement oflivelihood occurs during this time. The carbon lost via leakage isestimated to be 3.7 M tC in the historical adoption scenario, and 8.1 MtC under the enhanced adoption scenario.

Lasco, Rodel D.; Pulhin, Florencia B.; Sales, Renezita F.

2007-06-01

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Life after hospital closure: users' views of living in residential 'resettlement' projects. A case study in consumer-led research.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE: To conduct a user-led and focused study of the views and experiences of former psychiatric hospital patients in community-based residential projects four years after hospital closure. The aims of the study were to assess residents' views about their current living arrangements, their opportunities to give their views and their interest in a formal user-group such as a residents' council or citizen advocacy scheme. DESIGN: A small-scale, qualitative study designed to enable users to voice their own views and experiences in their own words, conducted by a project group of psychiatric service users/survivors. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: All eight residential 're-provision' projects in the area were included, with a total potential sample of 65 residents. All residents were invited to take part and a total of 26 were interviewed, although a larger number of residents together with residential care staff took part in initial 'house' meetings to discuss the study. METHODS: Semi-structured, open-ended interviews with all residents willing to participate, researcher participation in 'house meetings', researchers' personal reflection and discussion. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: On the whole, residents were content with community living arrangements and preferred these to hospital, although levels of satisfaction varied across different residential projects. Residents lacked awareness of rights to and means of voicing concerns and making choices about major issues in their lives. They showed greater interest in individualized rather than group advocacy. Ideally, research and evaluation, to be truly user-focused, should be long-term and continuous in order to involve participants more fully, and should anticipate the structures and processes needed to act on findings. PMID:11281929

McCourt, Christine A.

2000-09-01

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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

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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

139

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

E-print Network

Currently, many researchers and stakeholders believe that effective delivery systems for construction projects are key to improving project quality and value in the construction industry. Therefore, it is important that owners use the best project...

Park, Soon Rock

2012-07-16

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Refining Climate Change Projections for Organisms with Low Dispersal Abilities: A Case Study of the Caspian Whip Snake  

PubMed Central

Climate warming is one of the most important threats to biodiversity. Ectothermic organisms such as amphibians and reptiles are especially vulnerable as climatic conditions affect them directly. Ecological niche models (ENMs) are increasingly popular in ecological studies, but several drawbacks exist, including the limited ability to account for the dispersal potential of the species. In this study, we use ENMs to explore the impact of global climate change on the Caspian whip snake (Dolichophis caspius) as model for organisms with low dispersal abilities and to quantify dispersal to novel areas using GIS techniques. Models generated using Maxent 3.3.3 k and GARP for current distribution were projected on future climatic scenarios. A cost-distance analysis was run in ArcGIS 10 using geomorphological features, ecological conditions, and human footprint as costs to dispersal of the species to obtain a Maximum Dispersal Range (MDR) estimate. All models developed were statistically significant (P<0.05) and recovered the currently known distribution of D. caspius. Models projected on future climatic conditions using Maxent predicted a doubling of suitable climatic area, while GARP predicted a more conservative expansion. Both models agreed on an expansion of suitable area northwards, with minor decreases at the southern distribution limit. The MDR area calculated using the Maxent model represented a third of the total area of the projected model. The MDR based on GARP models recovered only about 20% of the total area of the projected model. Thus, incorporating measures of species dispersal abilities greatly reduced estimated area of potential future distributions. PMID:24670422

Sahlean, Tiberiu C.; Gherghel, Iulian; Pape?, Monica; Strugariu, Alexandru; Zamfirescu, ?tefan R.

2014-01-01

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Three Community College Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents three case studies that focus on specific projects that are underway or have been completed. In the first case study, Joseph Wojtysiak and William J. Sutton, II discuss the Green Center of Central Pennsylvania, which is designed to serve as the state's preeminent source for education, training and public information about

Wojtysiak, Joseph; Sutton, William J., II; Wright, Tommy; Brantley, Linda

2011-01-01

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Bayesian Estimation of Precipitation from Space using the Cloud Dynamics and Radiation Database (CDRD) Approach: Application to Case Studies of FLASH and H-SAF Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In a companion paper (Smith et al., this Conference), we describe the theory on which the Cloud Dynamics and Radiation Database (CDRD) approach for the retrieval of precipitation from space-borne passive-microwave radiometers is based. Here, we describe the CDRD methodology and our Bayesian CDRD Algorithm, and discuss the results of its application to some case studies of heavy precipitation over the Mediterranean/European regions, that have been considered within the European FLASH and H-SAF projects.

San, P.; Casella, D.; Formenton, M.; Leung, W.-Y.; Mehta, A.; Mugnai, A.; Smith, E. A.; Tripoli, G. J.

2009-09-01

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DYNAMIC PROJECT COLLABORATION TOOLS FOR UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) REMOVAL Case Study: Jefferson Proving Ground UXO Removal Projector  

SciTech Connect

Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) removal and investigation projects typically involve multiple organizations including Government entities, private contractors, and technical experts. Resources are split into functional ''teams'' who perform the work and interface with the clients. The projects typically generate large amounts of data that must be shared among the project team members, the clients, and the public. The ability to efficiently communicate and control information is essential to project success. Web-based project collaboration is an effective management and communication tool when applied to ordnance and explosives (OE) projects. During a recent UXO/OE removal project at the Jefferson Proving Ground (JPG) in Madison, IN, American Technologies, Inc. (ATI) successfully used the Project Commander(reg sign) (www.ProCommander.com) project collaboration website as a dynamic project and information management tool.

Daffron, James Y.

2003-02-27

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

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

PubMed Central

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

2011-01-01

146

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

147

Practical aspects of decision making in clinical trials: the coronary drug project as a case study. The Coronary Drug Project Research Group.  

PubMed

Arriving at a decision for early termination of a treatment group or of an entire clinical trial, due to either beneficial or adverse results, is a complex process. It may involve, among other things, the necessity to (1) determine whether the observed treatment differences are likely to represent real effects and are not due to chance; (2) weigh the importance of many different response variables, some possible trending in favor of the treatment and some against it; (3) adjust for differences in distributions of baseline characteristics among the treatment groups; (4) discern possible biases (due to the study not being double-blind) in the medical management of patients or in the diagnosis of events; and (5) evaluate treatment effects in subgroups of the study participants. Experiences in the Coronary Drug Project are described in making decisions for early termination of treatment groups. Special methods applied in conjunction with reaching these decisions included: (1) analyses designed to detect possible biases in diagnosing a major endpoint--nonfatal myocardial infarction, e.g.--biases that may have arisen because of unblinding by side effects of the estrogen treatment group; (2) a simulation study to assess the statistical significance of mortality differences between the dextrothyroxine and placebo participants in certain subgroups identified a posteriori; and (3) the development, on the basis of the accumulated data, or new hypotheses relating to treatment differences in specific subgroups and the testing of these hypotheses a few months later on the basis of new events occurring during that interval. PMID:7261627

1981-05-01

148

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

149

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

150

Case Study Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This chapter describes the history of case study teaching, types of cases, and experimental data supporting their effectiveness. It also describes a model for comparing the efficacy of the various case study methods. (Contains 1 figure.)

Herreid, Clyde Freeman

2011-01-01

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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

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Generalizing from Case studies: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most empirical evaluations of machine learningalgorithms are case studies -- evaluationsof multiple algorithms on multiple databases.Authors of case studies implicitly or explicitlyhypothesize that the pattern of theirresults, which often suggests that one algorithmperforms significantly better thanothers, is not limited to the small numberof databases investigated, but instead holdsfor some general class of learning problems.However, these hypotheses are rarely supportedwith...

David W. Aha

1992-01-01

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A case study of the Thunderstorm Research International Project storm of July 11, 1978. 1. Analysis of the data base  

SciTech Connect

A coordinated analysis of the Thunderstorm Research International Project storm of July 11, 1978, from 1900 to 2000 UT at the Kennedy Space Center is presented using data from three Doppler radars, a lightning detection and ranging system and a network of 25 electric field mills, and rain gages. This storm produced two cells for which the center of the updraft remained within range of the observational network. Electric field measurements were used to analyze the charge moments transferred by lightning flashes. An attempt was made to analyze as large a percentage as possible of the flashes so that the measurements would be usable to study the charge moment transferred by lightning in the storm. These data were fitted to Weibull distributions which were used to estimate statistical parameters of the lightning for both intracloud and cloud-to-ground flashes and to estimate the fraction of the flashes which were below the observation threshold for the two cells studied. The displacement and conduction current densities were calculated throughout the storm from electric field measurements between flashes, and data are presented of values at 5-min intervals throughout the storm. These values were used to derive the magnitudes and locations of dipole and monopole generators by least squares fitting the measured Maxwell current densities to the displacement-dominated equations. Constrained fitting was used to examine the uniqueness of the solutions.

Nisbet, J.S.; Barnard, T.A.; Forbes, G.S. (Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park (United States)); Krider, E.P. (Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (United States)); Lhermitte, R. (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Miami, FL (United States)); Lennon, C.L. (NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL (United States))

1990-04-20

154

Financing the Clean Development Mechanism through debt-for-efficiency swaps? Case study evidence from a Uruguayan wind farm project  

Microsoft Academic Search

As one of Kyotos three flexibility mechanisms for reducing the cost of compliance, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) allows the issuance of Certified Emission Reduction (CER) credits from offset projects in non-Annex I countries. Whilst much attention has focused on the widespread use of the mechanism by China and India, the complex project cycle, and the lack of convincing baselines,

Danny Cassimon; Martin Prowse; Dennis Essers

2011-01-01

155

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

156

Case Study: Missing Link  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for high school and/or undergraduate students in physical anthropology. In particular this case study explores skull 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.

Elizabeth Strasser (Sacramento State Anthropology)

2000-09-02

157

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

158

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

159

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.

The Evergreen State College

160

A case study of the Thunderstorm Research International Project. 2. Interrelations among the observable parameters controlling electrification  

SciTech Connect

In Part 1 of this paper, the data obtained at the time of the Thunderstorm Research International Project storm at the Kennedy Space Center on July 11, 1978, are discussed and analyzed in a model-independent manner. Here the parameters of the electrical system that would be consistent with these observations are discussed. Three-dimensional electrodynamic modeling of the thundercloud electrification allowed estimates to be made of the current moments and electrical power generated continuously throughout the evolution of the two cells of the storm that were studied. The evolution and configuration of the currents were consistent with the separation of an originally neutral ensemble of particles by gravity in the region of 7 km in the region close to the maximum of the updraft velocity. After about 370 s the effect of wind shears would have caused the particles to separate in the convective system of the cells. Rain did not appear to be the dominant charge carrier. The current moments generated were compared with the current moments transferred by intercloud and cloud-to-ground lightning. It is shown that for the southern cell, which produced a charge moment of about 8.4 (MC m), lightning utilized about 84% of the charge moment separated, while for the northern cell, which produced about 1.1 (MC m), this figure was approximately 60%. It was shown that the times of initiation and maximum electrical power generated correspond best with the normalized mass above 7.5 km. It was deduced that the median diameter heavier particles had a fall velocity of about 3 m/s. The generator currents, flash rates, cloud conductivities, and mean charge per flash were used to estimate the volume associated with the lower region of current divergence.

Nisbet, J.S.; Kasha, J.R.; Forbes, G.S. (Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park (United States))

1990-04-20

161

Stratospheric project studies climate  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Until now, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) has emphasized the ocean-troposphere system in its studies of climate, but in implementing the Stratospheric Processes and Their Role in Climate (SPARC) project in March 1992, the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of the WCRP has recognized that one must understand stratospheric behavior in many studies of climate change. For instance, one should consider what effects anthropogenic changes in stratospheric ozone might have on climate. Also, the recent eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines has once again illustrated how volcanically induced changes in the stratospheric aerosol veil can influence climate. It is finally becoming clearer that the stratospheric changes resulting from the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases must be considered both in identifying and evaluating greenhouse influences on the troposphere.

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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

163

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

164

From consultation to deliberation? A qualitative case study of governing science and technology projects for the public good  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of public consultation and the idea of democratic deliberation describe different forms of engagement of various citizens and stakeholders in the governance of science and technology projects (STPs). On the one hand, public consultation is concerned with enhancing the quality of decisions through public understanding of a complex STP. On the other hand, democratic deliberation is concerned with

Theo Papaioannou

2011-01-01

165

From consultation to deliberation? A qualitative case study of governing science and technology projects for the public good  

Microsoft Academic Search

The concept of public consultation and the idea of democratic deliberation describe different forms of engagement of various citizens and stakeholders in the governance of science and technology projects (STPs). On the one hand, public consultation is concerned with enhancing the quality of decisions through public understanding of a complex STP. On the other hand, democratic deliberation is concerned with

Theo Papaioannou

2012-01-01

166

A Real Options Approach for Prioritization of a Portfolio of Information Technology Projects: A Case Study of a Utility Company  

Microsoft Academic Search

The valuation of information technology (IT) investments is particularly challenging because it is characterized by long payback periods, uncertainty, and changing business conditions. Corporate budgeting methods use accounting-based criteria like return on investment (ROT), internal rate of return (IRR), and payback period which were designed for projects with no option features. However, the uncertainties underlying IT investment decisions and the

Indranil Bardhan; Sugato Bagchi; Ryan Sougstad

2004-01-01

167

Participation of disadvantaged communities in project planning and decision?making: A case?study of Hout Bay  

Microsoft Academic Search

Opportunities for public involvement in planning and decision?making, especially among disadvantaged groups, are extremely limited in South Africa. This is due to a highly centralised, deeply authoritarian and secretive system of government, and the litist approach of professionals to planning. This article examines the challenges facing professionals and authorities seeking to involve disadvantaged communities in project planning. An assessment of

Merle Sowman; Megan Gawith

1994-01-01

168

A Profile of the Striving Readers Program: The Springfield/Chicopee School, Massachusetts, Districts Project. Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Striving Readers program aims to support literacy interventions for adolescent readers in middle and high school. In 2006, Springfield Public Schools and Chicopee Public Schools were awarded $16,655,483 over five years for the Springfield/Chicopee Striving Readers Project. Both districts are located in southwestern Massachusetts and have a

Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009

2009-01-01

169

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

170

Punnett Square Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this lesson, students will gain experience using Punnett Squares. The case study determines the probability of children having freckles from a freckled father and non-freckled mother. Illustrations guide each step of the case study.

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A One-Year Case Study: Understanding the Rich Potential of Project-Based Learning in a Virtual Reality Class for High School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a qualitative case analysis of a new and unique, high school, student-directed, project-based learning (PBL), virtual reality (VR) class. In order to create projects, students learned, on an independent basis, how to program an industrial-level VR machine. A constraint was that students were required to produce at least one

Morales, Teresa M.; Bang, EunJin; Andre, Thomas

2013-01-01

172

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

173

Case Studies Volunteering  

E-print Network

Case Studies Volunteering on the national forest estate #12;Contents Foreword 3 Introduction 4 Vol by Minister for Environment, Michael Russell This impressive array of case studies shows the huge amount and their locality so creating stronger and safer communities. These case studies show excellent examples of all

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Implementation of forest cover and carbon mapping in the Greater Mekong subregion and Malaysia project - A case study of Thailand  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Great Mekong Subregion (GMS) contains one of the world's largest tropical forests and plays a vital role in sustainable development and provides a range of economic, social and environmental benefits, including essential ecosystem services such as climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, the forest in this Subregion is experiencing deforestation rates at high level due to human activities. The reduction of the forest area has negative influence to the environmental and natural resources issues, particularly, more severe disasters have occurred due to global warming and the release of the greenhouse gases. Therefore, in order to conduct forest management in the Subregion efficiently, the Forest Cover and Carbon Mapping in Greater Mekong Subregion and Malaysia project was initialized by the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) with the collaboration of various research institutions including Institute of Forest Resource Information Technique (IFRIT), Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF) and the countries in Sub region and Malaysia comprises of Cambodia, the People's Republic of China (Yunnan province and Guangxi province), Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The main target of the project is to apply the intensive use of recent satellite remote sensing technology, establishing regional forest cover maps, documenting forest change processes and estimating carbon storage in the GMS and Malaysia. In this paper, the authors present the implementation of the project in Thailand and demonstrate the result of forest cover mapping in the whole country in 2005 and 2010. The result of the project will contribute towards developing efficient tools to support decision makers to clearly understand the dynamic change of the forest cover which could benefit sustainable forest resource management in Thailand and the whole Subregion.

Pungkul, S.; Suraswasdi, C.; Phonekeo, V.

2014-02-01

175

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

176

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

177

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

178

How TEM Projection Artifacts Distort Microstructure Measurements: A Case Study in a 9 pct Cr-Mo-V Steel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Morphological data obtained from two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations were compared to assess the effects of TEM projection errors for submicron-size precipitates. The microstructure consisted of M23C6 carbides in a 9 pct Cr-Mo-V heat resistant steel before and after exposure to creep conditions. Measurements obtained from about 800 carbides demonstrate that particle size and spacing estimates made from 2D observations overestimate the more accurate values obtained from 3D reconstructions. The 3D analysis also revealed the M23C6 precipitates lengthen anisotropically along lath boundary planes, suggesting that coarsening during the early stage of creep in this alloy system is governed by grain boundary diffusion.

Monsegue, Niven; Reynolds, William T.; Hawk, Jeffrey A.; Murayama, Mitsuhiro

2014-08-01

179

Case study of the Wendel-Amedee Exploration Drilling Project, Lassen County, California, User Coupled Confirmation Drilling Program  

SciTech Connect

The Wendel-Amedee KGRA is located in Honey Lake basin in Lassen County, California, on the boundary between the Modoc Plateau and the Basin and Range geologic provinces. A variety of geophysical surveys was performed over the project property. Geophysical data helped in establishing the regional structural framework, however, none of the geophysical data is sufficiently refined to be considered suitable for the purpose of siting an exploration drill hole. Drilling of reservoir confirmation well WEN-1 took place from August 1 to September 22, 1981. Pulse and long-term flow testing subjected the reservoir to a maximum flow of 680 gpm for 75 hours. At that rate, the well exhibited a productivity index of 21.6 gpm/psi; the reservoir transmissivity was 3.5 x 10/sup 6/ md-ft/cp. The maximum bottom-hole temperature recorded during testing was 251/sup 0/F. The conceptual model of the geothermal resource at Wendel Hot Springs calls on ground water, originating in the neighboring volcanic highlands, descending through jointed and otherwise permeable rocks into the granitic basement. Once in the basement, the fluid is heated as it continues its descent, and lateral movement as dictated by the hydrologic gradient. It then rises to the discharge point along transmissive faults. 45 refs., 28 figs., 3 tabs.

Zeisloft, J.; Sibbett, B.S.; Adams, M.C.

1984-09-01

180

1 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 Good Practice case studies  

E-print Network

1 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 Good Practice case studies Tika Limbu and Kishor Dangol of the Nepalese community #12;Good Practice case studies 2 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 3. Project title and details of Initiative Diwali

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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 ??given insight into the needs for planning for an International Development project in water, wastewater, collection system, distribution system, or solid waste management.?? 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

182

The Case Files: Case Studies for Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This thirty-page booklet was written by Mark E. Walls and Sydney Rogers during SEATEC which preceded The Case Files project. The conceptual underpinnings for the Case Files project are described in detail in this foundational document. Charts, diagrams and other visual representations help to better illustrate the topics discussed in the paper. References to external resources are provided at the back-end of this lesson. The document is available in pdf format.

Rogers, Sydney; Wall, Mark E.

2009-06-22

183

Identifying World Views Projected by Science Teaching Materials: A Case Study Using Pepper's WORLD HYPOTHESES to Analyze a Biology Textbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study is to develop and demonstrate the use of a conceptual framework for assessing the potential of "world view" as a concept for understanding important issues in science education. The framework is based on Stephen C. Pepper's treatment of six world hypotheses (animism, mysticism, formism, mechansim, contextualism, and

Kilbourn, Brent

184

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

185

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

186

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

187

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

188

Communication in ecosystem management: a case study of cross-disciplinary integration in the assessment phase of the interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project.  

PubMed

Effective communication is essential to the success of collaborative ecosystem management projects. In this paper, we investigated the dynamics of the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project's (ICBEMP) cross-disciplinary integration process in the assessment phase. Using a case study research design, we captured the rich trail of experience through conducting in-depth interviews and collecting information from internal and public documents, videos, and meetings related to the ICBEMP. Coding and analysis was facilitated by a qualitative analysis software, NVivo. Results include the range of internal perspectives on barriers and facilitators of cross-disciplinary integration in the Science Integration Team (SIT). These are arrayed in terms of discipline-based differences, organizational structures and activities, individual traits of scientists, and previous working relationships. The ICBEMP organization included a team of communication staffs (CT), and the data described the CT as a mixed group in terms of qualifications and educational backgrounds that played a major role in communication with actors external to the ICBEMP organization but a minor one in terms of internal communication. The data indicated that the CT-SIT communication was influenced by characteristics of actors and structures related to organizations and their cultures. We conclude that the ICBEMP members may not have had a sufficient level of shared understanding of central domains, such as the task at hand and ways and timing of information sharing. The paper concludes by suggesting that future ecosystem management assessment teams use qualified communications specialists to design and monitor the development of shared cognition among organization members in order to improve the effectiveness of communication and cross-disciplinary integration. PMID:15129362

Jakobsen, Christine Haugaard; McLaughlin, William J

2004-05-01

189

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

190

NCCCP: Comparative Case Studies  

Cancer.gov

For the case studies, RTI will conduct site visits during each of the three years of program implementation to obtain in-depth information about aspects of each program's design, development, and implementation.

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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...

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Case Study: Filthy Lucre  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The website presents a case study involving the detection of cocaine on dollar bills. The lesson is intended for use in upper level high school classes or lower level undergraduate education. Students are introduced to concepts in experimental design, sampling, the interpretation of scientific data, and the reliability of results as they design an experiment to determine what percentage of paper currency is contaminated with cocaine. The case includes lab work involving the use of GC/MS techniques and instrumentation. The case was designed for a chemistry course for non-science majors.

Acheson, Ed

2011-05-06

193

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

E-print Network

How many dementia cases in France and Europe? Alternative projections and scenarios 2010:Claudine.berr@inserm.fr Running title: Future numbers of dementia cases Key words: dementia; forecast; projection; burden; Europe: The objective of this study is to estimate the number of dementia cases expected to occur in France and Europe

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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A case study of the development of environmental action projects from the framework of participatory action research within two middle school classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to understand student and teacher empowerment through a socially critical environmental education perspective. The main research question guiding this study was: How do participants make sense of a learning experience in which students design and carry out an environmental action project in their community? This study used participatory action research and critical theory as practical and theoretical frameworks. These frameworks were relevant as this study sought to examine social change, power, and relationships through participants' experiences. The context of this study was within one seventh and one eighth grade classroom participating in environmental projects. The study was conducted in spring 2005 with an additional follow-up data collection period during spring 2006. The school was located in a densely populated metropolitan suburb. Fifty-three students, a teacher researcher, and three science teachers participated. Data sources were written surveys, scores on Middle School Environmental Literacy Survey Instrument (MSELI), observations, interviews, and student work. This study used a mixed methodological approach. Quantitative data analysis involved dependent samples t-test scores on the MSELI before and after the completion of the projects. Qualitative data were analyzed using an inductive analysis approach. This study has implications for educators interested in democratic education. Environmental action projects provide a context for students and teachers to learn interdisciplinary content knowledge, develop personal beliefs, and learn ways to take action in their communities. This pedagogy has the potential to increase cooperation, communication, and tensions within school communities. Students' participation in the development of environmental action projects may lead to feelings of empowerment or being able to make a difference in their community, as an individual or member of a group. Future research is needed to discern why participants experience this type of educational experience differently, for example, how does the type of environmental action project influence individual and group empowerment?

Charmatz, Kim

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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

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Youth action research in the marine environment: A case study analysis of selected education projects in Hawai'i, United States of America  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The marine environment has always been extremely important to the human inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands. Today, the ocean environment around Hawai'i is no less important, but it is far more threatened. Coastal and urban development, overfishing, introduction of alien species, and other commercial and recreational uses pose serious risks to coastal and marine ecosystems. There is a recognized need for greater public awareness and understanding of the importance of marine and coastal ecosystems. Involving children actively in the care and management of community resources is an essential factor for long-term societal change in environmental attitudes and behavior. Agencies and organizations in Hawai'i offer a wide range of marine education programs and materials aimed at children. However, there has been little assessment of their overall effectiveness, or analysis of factors that encourage or impede their success. The goal of this research was to begin to address this gap. The first stage of the research examined the perceptions and attitudes of Hawai'i resource managers and educators toward youth involvement in coastal and marine protection, and to answer the question "What is currently being done and by whom?" The second stage examined in detail three different programs that represent a range of approaches and age levels, and include two public charter schools (one elementary and one high school) and a nonprofit after-school program that drew youth from four area high schools. The case study research was conducted over the course of the 2001--2002 school year by means of observations, participant-observations, interviews, focus groups, and reviews of written and electronic media. The case studies were exploratory in nature and differed in their settings, age groups, administration, size, and focus. However, an analysis using the assessment rubric revealed broad patterns common to all three projects. This allowed the development of analytical generalizations that have both theoretical and practical implications for the future of similar programs, both in Hawaii and elsewhere, and that help identify important questions for future research.

Zicus, Sandra A.

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Giving cell phones to pregnant women and improving services may increase primary health facility utilization: a casecontrol 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

198

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

199

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

200

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

201

The MUCM case studies: current status and MUCM internal report  

E-print Network

The MUCM case studies: current status and proposals MUCM internal report John Paul Gosling 16th and potential case studies for the MUCM project. It also pro- vides some discussion points on the direction of MUCM's three major case studies, which are a main part of the project's outputs. Contents 1 What

Oakley, Jeremy

202

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

203

Geothermal Case Studies  

SciTech Connect

The US Geological Survey (USGS) resource assessment (Williams et al., 2009) outlined a mean 30GWe of undiscovered hydrothermal resource in the western US. One goal of the Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is to accelerate the development of this undiscovered resource. The Geothermal Technologies Program (GTP) Blue Ribbon Panel (GTO, 2011) recommended that DOE focus efforts on helping industry identify hidden geothermal resources to increase geothermal capacity in the near term. Increased exploration activity will produce more prospects, more discoveries, and more readily developable resources. Detailed exploration case studies akin to those found in oil and gas (e.g. Beaumont, et al, 1990) will give operators a single point of information to gather clean, unbiased information on which to build geothermal drilling prospects. To support this effort, the National Renewable Energy laboratory (NREL) has been working with the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a template for geothermal case studies on the Geothermal Gateway on OpenEI. In fiscal year 2013, the template was developed and tested with two case studies: Raft River Geothermal Area (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Raft_River_Geothermal_Area) and Coso Geothermal Area (http://en.openei.org/wiki/Coso_Geothermal_Area). In fiscal year 2014, ten additional case studies were completed, and additional features were added to the template to allow for more data and the direct citations of data. The template allows for: Data - a variety of data can be collected for each area, including power production information, well field information, geologic information, reservoir information, and geochemistry information. Narratives ? general (e.g. area overview, history and infrastructure), technical (e.g. exploration history, well field description, R&D activities) and geologic narratives (e.g. area geology, hydrothermal system, heat source, geochemistry.) Exploration Activity Catalog - catalog of exploration activities conducted in the area (with dates and references.) NEPA Analysis ? a query of NEPA analyses conducted in the area (that have been catalogued in the OpenEI NEPA 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.

Young, Katherine

2014-09-30

204

Building America Case Study: Project Overcoat: Airtightness Strategies and Impacts for 1-1/2 Story Homes, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

In this second study on solutions to ice dams in 1-1/2 story homes, five test homes located in both cold and very cold climates were analyzed for air leakage reduction rates following modifications by independent contractors on owner-occupied homes. The reason for choosing this house type was they are very common in our area and very difficult to air seal and insulate effectively. Two projects followed a roof-only Exterior Thermal Moisture Management System (ETMMS) process. One project used an interior-only approach to roof air sealing and insulation. The remaining two projects used a deep energy retrofit approach for whole house (foundation wall, above grade wall, roof) air leakage and heat loss reduction. All were asked to provide information regarding project goals, process, and pre and post-blower door test results. Additional air leakage reduction data was provided by several NorthernSTAR Building America industry partners for interior-applied, roof-only modifications on 1-1/2 story homes. The data represents homes in the general market as well as homes that were part of the state of Minnesota weatherization program. A goal was to compare exterior air sealing methods with interior approaches. This pool of data enabled us to compare air tightness data from over 220 homes using similar air seal methods.

Not Available

2014-11-01

205

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

206

Environmental Ethics Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Physiological Society (APS) has created a wide range of teaching resources through its collaborative digital library over the past several years. This particular corner of the site brings together a number of environmental ethics case studies which cover everything from GMOS to the fluoridation of drinking water. Currently, the site contains a dozen different resources, including "Food Aid and Population Control," "Reviving Extinct Species," and "Progress vs. Family Tradition." Resources can be filtered by Grade/Age level or even Pedagogy. Additionally, users are encouraged to craft their own resources and submit them for possible inclusion.

207

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

208

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

209

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

210

Mike's Educational Program: Long Island, New York. Case Study. Social Relationships of Children and Adolescents with Deaf-Blindness Research Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study describes the educational history and current program of Mike, a mainstreamed sixth-grader with deaf-blindness. It addresses the boy's successes and the ongoing challenges faced by his family, his educational team, and his peers. Background information notes his diagnosis of total blindness and moderate to severe hearing loss, his

Mar, Harvey H.; Sall, Nancy

211

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

212

Early Indians Use Jones Valley. (Reading for "The South: Birmingham Case Study and the South as a Region". Grade Five (Unit IV) Project Social Studies.)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Readings designed to accompany Unit IV, (ED 069 562) which is intended for fifth grade students, describe the Birmingham region from 1812 to 1872. Nine themes in the study illustrate settlement in the valley, early growth in Birmingham, and the changing use of the area in terms of different perceptions of natural resources. Technical advancement

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

213

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

214

Technologies in Literacy Learning: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article draws on outcomes of a study which explored changes in teachers' literacy pedagogies as a result of their participation in a collaborative teacher professional learning project. The educational usability of schemas drawn from multiliteracies and Learning by Design theory is illustrated through a case study of a teacher's work on

Cloonan, Anne

2010-01-01

215

Case Study: The Business End of Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article takes a retrospective look at how the folks in business schools look at the case method. The legacy of cases in business may seem short in the eyes of some but it is positively ancient when compared to the use of the case study in the sciences, which began to take hold in the 1990s. Surprisingly, in spite of its impeccable academic pedigree, there seems to be little literature on the success of the method; virtually no assessment data in business, law, or public policy teaching seems to exist.

Herreid, Clyde F.

2005-11-01

216

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

217

submarine_case2.doc 1 GIS Professional Ethics Project gisprofessionalethics.org  

E-print Network

submarine_case2.doc 1 GIS Professional Ethics Project gisprofessionalethics.org Case study: Submarine Crashes into Uncharted Seamount Version 0.3 · February 8, 2009 Authors: Dawn Wright (Department of use. Case (for presentation to students) On January 8, 2005, the nuclear submarine USS San Francisco

Wright, Dawn Jeannine

218

Learning to learn with farmers. A case study of an adult learning extension project conducted in Queensland, Australia 1990-1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this thesis, the relationship between the use of participatory processes in the development and use of information and knowledge and their impact on change is described and explored. This research utilises a major extension project carried out with respect to fallow management in southern Queensland, Australia between 1991 and 1995. This project was carried out by a project team

N. A. Hamilton

1995-01-01

219

Toward better case study research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case study research can make important contributions to the field of professional communication if the research is carried out with rigor. The paper discusses inaccurate uses of the term case study and then presents ideas for conducting more rigorous case studies. Advantages and disadvantages are described, as well as typical techniques, such as interviews, logs, and visual and verbal protocols

M ARY SUE MACNEALY

1997-01-01

220

Case Studies in Wilderness Medicine.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five case studies explore issues in wilderness medicine, with emphasis on evacuation decision making. The cases describe medical problems encountered during wilderness trips involving college or high school students. In each case, the situation and facts of the case are outlined, including the patient's medical history and vital signs, and at

Gray, Melissa; Tarter, Shana Lee

221

UBC CASE STUDY / Social, Ecological, Economical Developmental Studies (SEEDS) UBC CASE STUDY/  

E-print Network

UBC CASE STUDY / Social, Ecological, Economical Developmental Studies (SEEDS) UBC CASE STUDY/ SOCIAL, ECOLOCIAL, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (SEEDS) UBC Sustainability Office CASE STUDY/ SOCIAL, ECOLOCIAL, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (SEEDS) UBC Campus Sustainability Office #12;UBC CASE STUDY / Social

222

Reengineering service operations: a longitudinal case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Examples of business process reengineering efforts have tended to emphasize manufacturing applications over service operations. This paper reports on a recently completed longitudinal reengineering project conducted by the authors in a service context. Key lessons learned from the experiences of the case study are presented in the form of propositions. Based on these propositions, a process model for successfully planning

Ram Narasimhan; Jayanth Jayaram

1998-01-01

223

The Induction of Marketing Teachers: Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a larger, 5-year national project, case study analyses were conducted of the induction experiences of two beginning teachers of marketing education. One teacher (Mary) entered the profession through a traditional teacher education program in marketing education. The other (Jake) obtained certification based on extensive experience in

Heath-Camp, Betty; And Others

224

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

225

Teaching Pharmacology by Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using pharmacology case studies with nursing students encourages theory-practice links and infuses real-life content. Cases provide rich qualitative data for evaluating curriculum. However, they are not a substitute for evidence-based practice. (SK)

Jordan, Sue

1997-01-01

226

A Life Cycle Inventory Analysis of Carbon Dioxide for a Highway Construction Project Using Input-Output Scheme: A Case Study of the Tohoku Expressway Construction Works  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because the global warming involves the accumulation of carbon emission in long run, the concept of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is required to introduce into every transportation project. The transportation project needs various kinds of resources in construction phase, operation phase and demolish phase. The input-output scheme is very useful to analyze those direct and indirect effects. Many kinds of

Hajime Inamura; Mongkut Piantanakulchai; Yasushi Takeyama

227

The Gemini Instrument Feasibilities Studies project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Gemini Instrument Feasibilities Studies (GIFS) project is part of a program that will provide a number of community-created science-driven instrumentation design study reports and presentations to the observatory, conforming to a number of desired principles.By the time of the AAS, Gemini will have received a number of proposals and will be evaluating them shortly afterwards with the expectation of placing 3 or more feasibility study contracts based on a facility instrument costing between USD 8,000,000 and USD 12,000,000. These instrument studies will provide synergies with new capabilities coming online (e.g. LSST, JWST, ALMA, etc)Following the project, Gemini together with the Gemini Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) and input from the wider community will decide on the top-level instrument requirements for the next facility instrument (Gen4#3) and launch a targeted Request for Proposals to design, build, test and deliver a suitable instrument. Gemini expects to release an RfP for Gen4#3 in Q4 2015.Each feasibility study will include fully developed science case(s), optical, mechanical, electronic and software design elements at the conceptual level as needed to demonstrate the technical viability. In particular, each design study will thoroughly identify and mitigate key risks.Each study team will present a status summary presentation at the 2015 Meeting on the Science and Future of Gemini held in Toronto in June 2015. The final GIFS reports and presentations are expected in Sept 2015.We will discuss the status of GIFS and the currently plans for Gen4#3.

Hibon, Pascale; Goodsell, Stephen J.; Hardie, Kayla

2015-01-01

228

Feature selection strategies for identification of Staphylococcus aureus recovered in blood cultures using FT-IR spectroscopy successive projections algorithm for variable selection: a case study.  

PubMed

Staphylococcus aureus is one of the leading causes of bacteremia, with high levels of accompanying morbidity and mortality. Current gold standard for the detection of S. aureus is very time-consuming, typically taking 24h or longer. We set out to determine whether Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) combined with variable selection techniques, such as, genetic algorithm-linear discriminant analysis (GA-LDA) and successive projection algorithm-linear discriminant analysis (SPA-LDA) could be applied to detect this pathogen of bloodstream infection in samples based on the unique spectral "fingerprints" of their biochemical composition. Thirty real blood samples from healthy volunteers were contaminated with five different concentrations (10(7) until 10(3) CFU/mL) of microorganism and it analyzed by IR spectroscopy. The resulting GA-LDA model successfully classified all test samples with respect to their concentration in contaminated blood using only 18 wavenumbers. Discriminant functions revealed that GA-LDA clearly segregated different microorganism concentrations and the variable selected confirmed the chemical entities associated with the microorganism. The current study indicates that IR spectroscopy with feature selection techniques have the potential to provide one rapid approach for whole-organism fingerprint diagnostic microbial directly in blood culture. PMID:24389039

Marques, Aline de Sousa; de Melo, Maria Celeste Nunes; Cidral, Thiago Andr; de Lima, Kssio Michell Gomes

2014-03-01

229

Case Studies and Computing: Broadening the scope of statistical education  

E-print Network

Case Studies and Computing: Broadening the scope of statistical education Deborah Nolan University to incorporating case studies in the advanced mathe- matical statistics course. And using a computer presents many in the R language (cran.r-project.org) to ana- lyze data from case studies and to perform simulation

Nolan, Deborah

230

Arsenic Removal: Adsorptive Media and Coagulation/Filtration Case Studies  

EPA Science Inventory

This presentation provides information on the results of three case studies from USEPA arsenic demonstration program. The first case study presented is on the Rimrock, AZ project that used an adsorptive media technology (E33 media) to remove arsenic. The second case study is on...

231

The Case Study: Case Studies and the Media  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Just as comedians find content for their material in newspapers and on television, it is possible for educators to use the media as a great source of material. As case study teachers it is important to look for hooks in the media; events that will grab our student's interest and allow us to develop a case that will teach our discipline. To do this we need to have a "case study frame of mind."

2006-11-01

232

Emotion, Engagement, and Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three college faculty taught large general biology classes using case studies and personal response systems (clickers). Each instructor taught the same eight cases in two different sections, except the questions within the cases differed. In one section the questions were lower order (LO) factual inquiries, and in the other they were largely

Herreid, Clyde Freeman; Terry, David R.; Lemons, Paula; Armstrong, Norris; Brickman, Peggy; Ribbens, Eric

2014-01-01

233

Journal Articles as Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use as the basis for a case study a journal article investigating whether people who claimed to have severe lactose intolerance really were unable to digest lactose. This type of case is referred to as an "issues" or "analysis" type of case in wh

Cornely, Kathleen

1999-11-01

234

Case Study: Case Studies and the Flipped Classroom  

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 issue discusses the positive and negative aspects of the "flipped classroom." In the flipped classroom model, what is normally done in class and what is normally done as

Herreid, Clyde Freeman; Schiller, Nancy A.

2013-01-01

235

A New Zealand case study A New Zealand case study  

E-print Network

A New Zealand case study A New Zealand case study Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data by Brent Alexander Wood NIWA, New Zealand. pcreso@pcreso.com Abstract The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is New Zealand's leading agency providing freshwater, ocean, climate, atmosphere

Köbben, Barend

236

Case Studies in Economic Sanctions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the Institute for International Economics, Case Studies in Economic Sanctions presents, at present, eight in-depth case studies of the effects of economic sanctions in countries including Cuba, Libya, Pakistan, Iran, India, and Myanmar. Each case study is presented in three compact pages beginning with a detailed timeline of the history of the sanctions. The second page offers more information, including the chronological goals of the sender country, response of the target country, attitude of other countries, and legal notes. The final page contains economic statistics, assessments by economists, and concise authors's summaries. Worthy of note are the lengthy bibliographies that accompany each case study.

237

Degree of Online Collaboration and Team Performance: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study investigated the relationship between degree of online collaboration and quality of group project among four teams. Thirteen participants were randomly assigned to form 4 teams to work on 4 collaborative projects across 16 weeks. Two different data sources of discussion archives and quality of group projects were collected and

Thompson, Ling; Ku, Heng-Yu

2010-01-01

238

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

239

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

E-print Network

Curriculum Integration Case Studies 1 Moving Beyond Marketing Study Abroad: Comparative Case Integration Case Studies 2 Contents Acknowledgements....................................................................16 5.) Case Study #1 (University of Minnesota, 2006): Oregon State University 1a.) Impetus & Goals

Amin, S. Massoud

240

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

241

Operational Experience of Continuous Cover Forestry: UK Case Studies  

E-print Network

Operational Experience of Continuous Cover Forestry: UK Case Studies INTERNAL PROJECT INFORMATION: 1200S/56/06 Operational Experience of Continuous Cover Forestry: UK Case Studies EXECUTIVE SUMMARY experience is increasing as is the case in Fernworthy forest and in many of the trial forests in Wales. 9

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Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project: Final report to Congress, Addendum. Davis: University of California, Centers for Water and Wildland Resources, 1996. Lake Tahoe Case Study  

E-print Network

City, NV INTRODUCTION The Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project (SNEP) selected the Lake Tahoe Basin as one Tahoe Basin Management Unit U.S.D.A. Forest Service, South Lake Tahoe, CA RICK KATTELMANN Sierra Nevada of California, Davis, CA GEORGE E. GRUELL Retired U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Consulting Wildlife Ecologist Carson

Stephens, Scott L.

243

Off-site source recovery project case study: disposal of high activity cobalt 60 sources at the Nevada test site 2008  

SciTech Connect

The Off-Site Source Recovery Project has been operating at Los Alamos National Laboratory since 1998 to address the U.S. Department of Energy responsibility for collection and management of orphaned or disused radioactive sealed sources which may represent a risk to public health and national security if not properly managed.

Cocina, Frank G [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Stewart, William C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Wald - Hopkins, Mark [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hageman, John P [SWRI

2009-01-01

244

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

245

Online Collaborative Case Study Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case study learning was integrated into a course designed to improve students' potential for academic success and increase student retention. Case studies related to self-regulation of behavior, motivation, and cognition for academic tasks were used to prompt students' critical thinking and facilitate deep learning of self-regulation topics,

Lee, Kathryn

2007-01-01

246

Towards a Networked Community of Learners and Carers: The WebAutism Project Case Study for the Kaleidoscope JEIRP - PLE (Productive Learning in Networked Learning Environments)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project is set within the context of a networked learning course that offers post-experience professional training to non-traditional university students - parents and carers of people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The course is offered as a flexible and blended course with online module activities supported by face-to-face workshops and online tutorials. Reading material including audio-visual material is closely

Rachel Pilkington; Karen Guldberg

247

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 2.26106 kg in 1999 to 8.32106 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

248

Sixth-Form Projects in Biology: A Case History.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Some of the problems encountered in devising sixth-form projects are discussed and a detailed account given of one project in which a study was made of the effect of onion bulb volatiles on the germination of lettuce seed. (Author)

Robinson, P. M.; Parker, R. E.

1981-01-01

249

History and Social Studies Projects in America  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviewing several social studies curriculum programs with history instruction content, the author identifies significant developments and trends giving special attention to the Amherst, Social Studies Curriculum Studies, and Carnegie Education Center projects. (MB)

Spivey, Christopher

1971-01-01

250

A Case Study Method For Landscape Architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case studies are widely used in most professions, including medicine, law, engineering, business, planning, and architecture. This practice is becoming increasingly com- mon in landscape architecture as well. The primary body of knowledge in landscape architec- ture is contained in the written and visual documentationthat is, storiesof projects, be it well-known ones such as New York's Central Park, or more

Mark Francis

251

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.

Kaatje Kraft

252

Second Report on Case Study of the Effects of Alternative Assessment in Instruction. Student Learning and Accountability Practices. Project 3.1. Studies in Improving Classroom and Local Assessments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Three papers are presented that summarize current project findings from a study of the actual effects of introducing new forms of assessment at the classroom level. All focus on aspects of performance assessment as an alternative to traditional assessments. "Effects of Introducing Classroom Performance Assessments on Student Learning" by Lorrie A.

Shepard, Lorrie; And Others

253

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

254

The Minnesota Case Study Collection: New Historical Inquiry Case Studies for Nature of Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The new Minnesota Case Study Collection is profiled, along with other examples. They complement the work of the HIPST Project in illustrating the aims of: (1) historically informed inquiry learning that fosters explicit NOS reflection, and (2) engagement with faithfully rendered samples of Whole Science.

Allchin, Douglas

2012-01-01

255

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

256

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...

257

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...

258

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...

259

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

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, a water transfer mechanism was implemented into the regional climate model, RegCM3, to represent water to be transferred by increasing the precipitation that reached the surface in intake areas. The effects of interbasin water transfer on local and regional climates were then studied based on numerical simulations conducted using the RegCM3 model. The Middle Route of the

Feng Chen; Zhenghui Xie

2010-01-01

260

Pathology Case Study: Sensory Abnormalities  

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 particular case focuses on a 30-year-old man with a history of focal numbness, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and progressive sensory abnormalities. The patientâs history, images from an MRI, microscopic images of a specimen collected during his laminectomy, 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.

Duggal, Neil; Hammond, Robert R.; Lownie, Steven P.; Smith, Sharyn

2007-12-10

261

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

262

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

263

MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDY PROJECT  

EPA Science Inventory

This is an intra-generational and inter-generational study on change and persistence in ethnic identity/behavior and socio-economic mobility among Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and San Antonio. In this study, investigators will locate and re-interview persons (or surviving fam...

264

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Z. Xie; F. Chen

2009-01-01

265

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

266

Case Studies for Educational Leadership: Solving Administrative Dilemmas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Case Studies for Educational Leadership" gives educational leadership students an opportunity to project themselves into real-life administrative situations and prepare for their future positions in the field. Each case study contained in this practical first edition book asks students to analyze complex problems, consider the moral ramifications

Midlock, Stephen F.

2010-01-01

267

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.

268

Case Studies in Climate Change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module is intended to be taught in an AP environmental science introductory unit and consists of 5 case studies. APES students choose one case based on their interest and work in a group to complete. Each case study includes an introduction with a news article or op-ed piece to start students thinking about their own opinions on the issue. Students then have time to research and build their background knowledge. Labs or activities are included to introduce students to methods used by scientists to study issues such as dendrochronology or ice core analysis. Students then analyze a real world set of data and create a presentation to present their findings to their class. Presentations include conclusions and recommendations for action to help solve the issue.

2012-01-01

269

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

270

Natural Products: An Independent Study Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is an independent study project for students in chemistry at New College, Sarasota, Florida. Six students collected and analyzed local plants to determine content of alkaloids, terpenes, and flavonoids. (RH)

Griffin, Roger W., Jr.

1974-01-01

271

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 patientâs 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 doctorâs 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 patientâs conditions.

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

2008-12-15

272

Pathology Case Study: Lumbosacral Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology where a boy aged 2 years presented with a swelling beneath the skin of the lower back, incontinence, bilateral leg weakness and a history of bilateral hip dislocation at birth. The case study provides imaging studies and histopathology 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 neuropathology.

Ellison, David W.; Ibrahim, A. E.; Lang, D. A.; Myles, L.

2009-04-10

273

How Plain English Works for Business: Twelve Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Detailing the false starts, uncertainty, and internal questioning that occur as companies organize and manage language simplification projects, the 12 case studies contained in the two sections of this book reveal how some business organizations have benefited by simplifying consumer documents. Descriptions of each case contain information on the

Office of Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC.

274

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 patientâs diagnosis. A description of these images, and the patientâs immunohistochemistry and molecular studies are also provided. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâs 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 patientâs conditions.

Whisnant, Richard

2009-06-12

275

Five Misunderstandings About CaseStudy Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines five common misunderstandings about case-study research: (a) theoretical knowledge is more valuable than practical knowledge; (b) one cannot generalize from a single case, therefore, the single-case study cannot contribute to scientific development; (c) the case study is most useful for generating hypotheses, whereas other methods are more suitable for hypotheses testing and theory building; (d) the case

Bent Flyvbjerg; M S Sridhar

2006-01-01

276

Eco Audit Bottle Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

10 minute excerpt from a web seminar with Mike Ashby (February 2011) describes a case study that can be used to introduce sustainability concepts to introductory level students. Based on Powerpoint lecture unit 12 which can also be found on the Granta Design site at http://teaching.grantadesign.com/open/eco.htm or on MatDL at http://matdl.org/repository/view/matdl:1058.

Ashby, Mike

2011-02-01

277

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

278

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

279

Independent Study in the Aphasia Research Project Undergraduate Students  

E-print Network

Independent Study in the Aphasia Research Project Undergraduate Students Research in the Aphasia Research Project involves the study of the nature the research project by their contributions. Independent study in the Aphasia

280

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

281

Pathology Case Study: Cushing's Syndrome  

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 particular case involves a 41 year-old woman experiencing the following symptoms for a period of 18 months: fatigue, weakness, lethargy, and decreased concentration. The patient??s history, description of CT scans, and images from histological examinations, which contributed to the conclusive diagnosis, are all provided here for your review. The contributing doctors provide a detailed discussion of the patient??s condition in the ??Final Diagnosis? section. Students will find this resource especially helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results, and diagnostics.

Dacic, Sanja

282

Pathology Case Study: Respiratory Distress  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This cardiovascular 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. A 72-year-old female experiencing respiratory distress is the focus of this case. The patientâs history, gross description, and microscopic description of test results are provided to aid readers in understanding the patientâs diagnosis. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâs 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 patientâs conditions.

Ariyanayagam-Baksh, Shashi

2009-05-07

283

Pathology Case Study: Cervicomedullary 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. This neuropathology case is centered on a 22-month-old female patient with a history of posterior neck discomfort, episodic crying, scratching, and hard coughing. MRI images of the patient along with the patient's history and microscopic descriptions allow readers to test their diagnostic skills and develop an understanding of the patient's condition. The "Final Diagnosis" section contains the official conclusions of the patient's condition. Students entering health sciences fields will find this resource very helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Hamilton, Ronald

2007-10-16

284

The Case: Generalisation, Theory and Phronesis in Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Arguments for the value of case study are vitiated by assumptions about the need for generalisation in the warrant of social scientific inquiry--and little generalisation is legitimate from case study, although an argument exists for the role of the case in the establishment of a form of generalisation in a certain kind of theory, a line of

Thomas, Gary

2011-01-01

285

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

286

Good Practice case studies New Forest District  

E-print Network

Good Practice case studies MOSAIC New Forest District 1. Protected Characteristic category Race://www.mosaicnationalparks.org/ 1 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 #12;Good Practice case studies 2 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 visits to key FC recreational

287

Sustainable Development: Case Studies & Lessons Learned  

E-print Network

Sustainable Development: Case Studies & Lessons Learned Prepared For City of Rosemount UMore DEVENS ECO-INDUSTRIAL PARK MADELIA CONCLUSION COMPREHENSIVE CASE STUDIES TOPIC-SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES of the case studies is to provide the University of Minnesota and the City of Rosemount a guide

Netoff, Theoden

288

Good Practice case studies Interpreted practical  

E-print Network

Good Practice case studies Interpreted practical conservation Sherwood Forest District 1. Protected wellbeing. It is hoped 1 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 #12;Good Practice case studies 2 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 the group

289

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

290

Case Study: A Case of Seasonal Affective Disorder  

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 seasonal affective disorder (retina, pineal gland, melatonin). 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)

2004-10-29

291

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.

292

NCSS Peace Studies Project: An Interim Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This preliminary report of a National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) project briefly assesses teaching materials related to peace and nuclear warfare. Covering elementary, secondary, and higher education, the materials discussed present a variety of activities, decision-making approaches, and analytical assessments of policies of many

Ferber, Michael

293

Argos-3 Pilot Project Drifter Comparison Study  

E-print Network

Argos-3 Pilot Project Drifter Comparison Study Mayra Pazos Rick Lumpkin September 27-30, 2010, Oban, and from three different manufacturers. All had strain gauge sensors to determine drogue loss except Marlin-Yug's drifters, which had submergence sensor. Evaluate the performance of each individual Argos-3 drifter

294

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.

295

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.

296

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

297

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

298

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

299

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

300

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.

301

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

302

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

303

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

304

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

305

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

306

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

307

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

308

Pathology Case Study: Transfusion Reaction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a man with a history of renal failure complained of hemorrhoidal bleeding. Visitors are given charts, test results, transfusion information and patient history, to provide the opportunity for viewers 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 transfusion pathology.

Kohler, Lisa J.

309

Pathology Case Study: Intrasellar Lesion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 59-year-old woman with a three-year history of headache and fatigue is determined to have an intrasellar non contrast-enhancing lesion. Visitors are given the clinical 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 neuropathology.

Deckert, Martina; Hans, Volkmar H.; Kristof, Rudolf A.; Urbach, Horst

2009-03-04

310

Pathology Case Study: Cervical Adenopathy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 78-year-old male who presented with a 6 month history of cervical adenopathy. Visitors are given patient history, microscopic description, differential diagnosis, and immunohistochemistry, 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 hematopathology.

Craig, Fiona; Krishnamurti, Uma

2008-03-27

311

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

312

Pathology Case Study: Pancreatic Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Utah Department of Pathology in which a woman developed jaundice while on vacation. Subsequent testing revealed a pancreatic mass. 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 autopsy pathology.

Klatt, Edward C., 1951-

2008-12-31

313

Pathology Case Study: Rectal Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a clinical microbiology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 78-year-old man has rectal adenocarcinoma. 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 clinical microbiology.

Horn, Kevin D.; Pasculle, A. W.; Rao, Uma N.

2008-11-26

314

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

315

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 ??Preoperative Studies? section. A ??Final Diagnosis? 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 patient??s conditions.

Deal, Karen

316

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

317

Case Studies of Systems Integration through Energy Simulation During Early Design Phase  

E-print Network

The paper presents two case studies, a commercial & a community project, in Houston Texas, where energy simulation and a decision matrix were used to solve budget conflicts and meet LEED EA-1 requirements. The first case study consists...

Upadhyaya, K.; McLean, D.

318

Roles and Reusability of Video Data in Social Studies of Interaction. SCARP Case Study No. 5  

E-print Network

This case study has been produced for the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) SCARP project, funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to investigate disciplinary attitudes and approaches to data deposit. The ...

Whyte, Angus

319

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

320

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

321

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

322

Case studies of uncertainty analysis and explosives cleanup  

SciTech Connect

Decision making for ground water restoration projects is sometimes difficult or complicated because of the large uncertainties inherent to evaluating hydrogeologic and contaminant conditions which cannot be directly observed over the large scale. Fiscal responsibility and professional ethics require that decision makers use best science approaches instead of relying on arbitrary selection processes. Three case studies illustrate how decision tree models and Monte Carlo analysis can be used by the practicing professional to systematically make important environmental restoration decisions. Each case study is based on formerly used defense site projects in the Midwest where explosives contamination is present in the ground water.

Elmore, A.C.; Graff, T.

1999-07-01

323

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

324

A Use-Case Driven Approach in Requirements Engineering : The Mammogrid Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on the application of the use-case modeling technique to identify\\u000aand specify the user requirements of the MammoGrid project in an incremental\\u000aand controlled iterative approach. Modeling has been carried out in close\\u000acollaboration with clinicians and radiologists with no prior experience of use\\u000acases. The study reveals the advantages and limitations of applying this\\u000atechnique to requirements

Mohammed Odeh; Tamas Hauer; Richard McClatchey; Tony Solomonides

2004-01-01

325

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

326

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

327

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

328

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

329

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.

330

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

331

Trisomy 18: a case study.  

PubMed

Trisomy 18 is a devastating genetic disorder that can be characterized by multiple congenital anomalies. Some of these anomalies have no medical significance, but merely provide clues to suggest the diagnosis. The most common form of trisomy 18 is the nondisjunction type, which affects every cell of the body with an extra chromosome 18. Mfected infants are typically born with a prominent occiput, short eye fissures with droopy eyelids, micrognathia, external ear variations, clenched fist with index finger overlapping the third finger and fifth finger overlapping the fourth, small fingernails and toenails, underdeveloped or altered thumbs, "rocker-bottom" feet, and redundant skin at the back of the neck. Congenital heart defects are common. The mortality rate among infants with trisomy 18 is high as a result of cardiac and renal malformations, feeding difficulties, sepsis, and central apnea caused by central nervous system defects. A case study is provided. PMID:18232589

Shaw, Jacquelyn

2008-01-01

332

Geothermal development of the Madison group aquifer: a case study  

SciTech Connect

A geothermal well has been drilled at the St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre, South Dakota. The well is 2176 feet deep and artesian flows 375 gpm at 106/sup 0/F. The well is producing fluids from the Mississippian Madison Group, a sequence of carbonate rocks deposited over several western states. The project was funded to demonstrate the goethermal potential of this widespread aquifer. This case study describes the development of the project through geology, drilling, stimulation, and testing.

Martinez, J.A.

1981-01-01

333

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

334

How do Distribution and Time Zones affect Software Development? A Case Study on  

E-print Network

How do Distribution and Time Zones affect Software Development? A Case Study on Communication local developments to geographically distributed projects. This paper presents a case study analyzing the effect of distribution and time zones on com- munication in distributed projects. The study was performed

Meyer, Bertrand

335

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

336

An Ethics Primer: Case Studies Teaching Background  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is a PDF that provides a short introduction to case studies and strategies having to do with Ethics instruction. The PDF describes an overview of case study methodology that can be used with a wide variety of scenarios.

2008-01-01

337

Formal Methods Case Studies for DO-333  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

RTCA DO-333, Formal Methods Supplement to DO-178C and DO-278A provides guidance for software developers wishing to use formal methods in the certification of airborne systems and air traffic management systems. The supplement identifies the modifications and additions to DO-178C and DO-278A objectives, activities, and software life cycle data that should be addressed when formal methods are used as part of the software development process. This report presents three case studies describing the use of different classes of formal methods to satisfy certification objectives for a common avionics example - a dual-channel Flight Guidance System. The three case studies illustrate the use of theorem proving, model checking, and abstract interpretation. The material presented is not intended to represent a complete certification effort. Rather, the purpose is to illustrate how formal methods can be used in a realistic avionics software development project, with a focus on the evidence produced that could be used to satisfy the verification objectives found in Section 6 of DO-178C.

Cofer, Darren; Miller, Steven P.

2014-01-01

338

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

339

Checklists for Software Engineering Case Study Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case study is an important research methodology for software engineering. We have identified the need for checklists supporting researchers and reviewers in conducting and reviewing case studies. We derived checklists for researchers and reviewers respectively, using systematic qualitative procedures. Based on nine sources on case studies, checklists are derived and validated, and hereby presented for further use and improvement.

Martin Hst; Per Runeson

2007-01-01

340

Case Study: Protein Folding using Homotopy Methods  

E-print Network

Case Study: Protein Folding using Homotopy Methods james robert white Since the late 1990s. In this case study, we will use the Homotopy Optimization Method (HOM) to predict how chains of particles fold at the University of Maryland, and this case study parallels the experiments in his thesis. See pointer

O'Leary, Dianne P.

341

Pathology Case Study: Immunoglobulin Deficiency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 60-year-old man was admitted to the Emergency Department with severe back pain. The patientâs medical history and detailed description of her symptoms after admittance to the hospital are included in the âPatient Historyâ section. Results from laboratory tests are also provided in a table. After looking at the âPatient Historyâ and âLaboratory Investigationsâ sections, students should proceed on to the âQuestionsâ section, where they can test their knowledge of diagnostics. Then test your answers with the official findings in the âDiagnosisâ section. 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 knowledge of transfusion medicine.

Lopez-Plaza, Iliana; Nambiar, Ashok

2009-02-06

342

Concentrated photovoltaics, a case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV), once a niche technology, has now reached the maturity and reliability for large scale power generation. Especially in regions where temperatures are very high, the use of high efficiency triple junction solar cells with concentrating optics allows stable energy yield. Thus CPV can be seen as complementary and not in concurrence with silicon photovoltaics. The state of the art, the advantages and limitations of this technology will be shown. Among the main advantages of CPV is the possibility of a much higher energy supply, when compared to silicon photovoltaics, both comparing CPV and silicon with same area or the same installed power. The use of recycled and recyclable materials allows a more environmentally friendly production. The possibility to couple CPV with desalination facilities, energy storage will be analysed. As an example a case study of a CPV installation in Northern Italy is discussed. Here the use of mature technologies, derived from automotive and lighting sectors resulted in a simple and efficient module.

Antonini, Piergiorgio; Centro, Sandro; Golfetto, Stelvio; Sacc, Alessandro

2014-12-01

343

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

344

On-Line Administrative Information Systems: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study approach is used to document the on-line information system developed by the Office of Management Information and Computing at the University of Vermont. Stanford University's Project INFO On-Line Administration Information System, OASIS, was chosen as a model. The administrative system is one of two on campus, the other designed for

Sire, Paul W.

345

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

346

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.

347

Young farmers' photographic mental health promotion programme: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Primary objective: This project sought to document and describe a public health programme targeting young farmers from hill farming communities in England. Farmers are known to experience physical and mental health inequalities and have a higher mortality rate from suicide than the general population.Research design: Using a case study methodology and guided by Friere's empowerment model of health promotion, the

Linda Syson-Nibbs; Andrew Robinson; Julia Cook; Ingrid King

2009-01-01

348

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

349

Novice Teacher Case Studies: Technology Reality during Induction Years  

Microsoft Academic Search

In search of an understanding of what it means to learn to teach and to use technology in the 21st century, this longitudinal research project has chronicled the technology use of novice teachers as they moved from teacher preparation into the classroom. The participants described in the present paper had just completed their first year of teaching. Qualitative case study

Melissa E. Pierson

2005-01-01

350

HEALTH IN FRAGILE STATES COUNTRY CASE STUDY: NORTHERN UGANDA  

E-print Network

HEALTH IN FRAGILE STATES COUNTRY CASE STUDY: NORTHERN UGANDA JUNE 2006 This publication of the BASICS project by Elizabeth Rowley, Robin Altaras, and Kirk Huff. #12;#12;HEALTH IN FRAGILE STATES Government. #12;Recommended Citation Rowley, Elizabeth, Robin Altaras and Kirk Huff. 2006. Health in Fragile

Scharfstein, Daniel

351

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 of wind resource, community and environmental impact, and finance #12;Full Breeze Test Sites · Collected Projects in Action MIT Wind Week ­ January 18, 2011 #12;Resource Assessment · Characterize the wind

352

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

353

A New Look at Old Data: Infection Control Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study demonstrates the process one accredited home care organization followed to reduce its infection rate. Ongoing benchmarking of urinary tract infection (UTI) rates was the basis of measuring the performance of the organization. The project culminated in the development of a UTI patient education tool and improved outcomes to care.

Carol M. Arnold

1999-01-01

354

Developing Mobile Multimedia Apps, Botanic: A Case Study  

E-print Network

Developing Mobile Multimedia Apps, Botanic: A Case Study Luiz Velho IMPA - Instituto de Matematica: Jobim Botanic -- a project developed by the VISGRAF Laboratory in collaboration with the Instituto; C) the third part presents the application Botanic and discusses its creation process. IV. SYLLABUS

355

DCC Case Study: Integrative Biology  

E-print Network

these illnesses. The main aim of the Integrative Biology (IB) project is to realise this potential by developing multi-scale models - spanning the range from genes to whole organs - and to provide data management features for its disparate users including...

Donnelly, Martin; Boyd, Victoria; Spellman, Jill

2008-04-03

356

Case Study: Zhouqu, China Landslide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a 'citizen science' research project where students to apply their knowledge of landslide processes in an investigation of the natural and anthropogenic causes of a real-world landslide catastrophe. Students produce a 'magazine' article discussing the Zhouqu, China, August 8, 2010 landslide catastrophe.

Humphreys, Robin

357

OUTER LOOP LANDFILL CASE STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

This presentation will describe the interim data reaulting from a CRADA between USEPA and Waste Management, Inc. at the outer Loop Landfill Bioreactor research project located in Louisville, KY. Recently updated data will be presented covering landfill solids, gas being collecte...

358

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

359

Reflection on Four Multisite Evaluation Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What do the findings of four National Science Foundation evaluation case studies suggest to an evaluation scholar who was not part of the research team that created them? This chapter carefully reviews the cases and summarizes their comparative findings. The four Beyond Use case studies add to the literature on levels of evaluation use, with the

Brandon, Paul R.

2011-01-01

360

Case Study: Anyone Who Had a Heart  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study for undergraduate students in animal physiology and can be adapted for anatomy, physiology, and/or anatomy and physiology courses. In particular this case study explores anatomy and physiology associated with the cardiovascular system (fetal and adult). 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)

2004-12-04

361

The Application of Case-Based Reasoning to Early Software Project Cost Estimation and Risk Assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we assess the applicability of case-based reasoning to the difficult problem of early software project cost estimation. We conclude that a comprehensive case representation is not available early in the project and suggest instead that the objective should be risk assessment rather than cost estimation. In reaching this conclusion the existing techniques for cost estimation are discussed

Sarah Jane Delany; Pdraig Cunningham

2000-01-01

362

To rehabilitate the road or how to make of a road project an urban project. Ambitions and contradictions. The case of Stphanie LEHEIS 1  

E-print Network

To rehabilitate the road or how to make of a road project an urban project. Ambitions and contradictions. The case of Marseille. Stéphanie LEHEIS 1 July 6-11, 2008, Chicago. To rehabilitate the road or how to make of a road project an urban project. Ambitions and contradictions. The case of Marseille

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

363

Location Independent Professional Project: A Pilot Study  

SciTech Connect

This pilot study project explored the problem of providing access to the nomadic worker who desires to connect a computer through network access points at a number of different locations within the SNL/NM campus as well as outside the campus. The design and prototype development gathered knowledge that may allow a design to be developed that could be extended to a larger number of SNL/NM network drop boxes. The focus was to provide a capability for a worker to access the SNL IRN from a network drop box (e.g. in a conference room) as easily as when accessing the computer network from the office normally used by the worker. Additional study was done on new methods to authenticate the off campus worker, and protect and control access to data.

Hudson, J.A.; Long, J.P.; Miller, M.M.

1999-02-01

364

1 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 Good Practice case studies  

E-print Network

1 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 Good Practice case studies studies 2 | Good practice case studies | Equality and Diversity | 14/02/2012 "At present we have a team relaxing a visit to the woodlands can be. Sharon Birnie, Greenfingers, stated: #12;Good Practice case

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Arsenic Removal - Adsorptive Media and Coagulation/Filtration Case Studies - Slides  

EPA Science Inventory

This presentation provides information on the results of three case studies from USEPA arsenic demonstration program. The first case study presented is on the Rimrock, AZ project that used an adsorptive media technology (E33 media) to remove arsenic. The second case study is o...

366

Associative visual agnosia: a case study.  

PubMed

We report a case of massive associative visual agnosia. In the light of current theories of identification and semantic knowledge organization, a deficit involving both levels of structural description system and visual semantics must be assumed to explain the case. We suggest, in line with a previous case study, an alternative account in the framework of (non abstractive) episodic models of memory. PMID:18413915

Charnallet, A; Carbonnel, S; David, D; Moreaud, O

2008-01-01

367

ETINDE. Improving the role of a methodological approach and ancillary ethnoarchaeological data application for place vulnerability and resilience to a multi-hazard environment: Mt. Cameroon volcano case study [MIA-VITA project -FP7-ENV-2007-1  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The FP7 MIA-VITA [Mitigate and assess risk from volcanic impact on terrain and human activities] project has been designed to address multidisciplinary aspects of volcanic threat assessment and management from prevention to crisis management recovery. In the socio-economic analysis carried out at Mt. Cameroon Bakweri and Bakossi ethnic groups, ancillary ethnoarchaeological information has been included to point out the cultural interaction between the volcano and its residents. In 2009-2011, ethnoanthropological surveys and interviews for data collection were carried out at Buea, Limbe, West Coast, Tiko and Muyuka sub-divisions adjacent to Mt. Cameroon. One of the outstanding, results from the Bakweri and Bakossi cultural tradition study: natural hazards are managed and produced by supernatural forces, as: Epasa Moto, God of the Mountain (Mt. Cameroon volcano) and Nyango Na Nwana , Goddess of the sea (Gulf of Guinea). In the case of Mount Cameroon, people may seek the spirit or gods of the mountain before farming, hunting and most recently the undertaking of the Mount Cameroon annual race are done. The spirit of this mountain must be seek to avert or stop a volcanic eruption because the eruption is attributed to the anger of the spirit. Among the Northern Bakweri, the association of spirits with the mountain could also be explained in terms of the importance of the mountain to the people. Most of their farming and hunting is done on the Mountain. Some forest products, for instance, wood for building and furniture is obtained from the forest of the mountain; this implies that the people rely on the Mountain for food, game and architecture/furniture etc. In addition, the eruption of the mountain is something which affects the people. It does not only destroy property, it frustrates people and takes away human lives when it occurs. Because of this economic importance of the Mountain and its unexpected and unwanted eruption, the tendency is to believe that it has some supernatural force dwelling in it: the god EPASA MOTO. Since social group is forever indebted to the gods because of his deceptive behavior, it must remedy to calm the anger of the gods. Rites are managed by traditional chiefs in the name of the group making offerings and sacrifices, which preciousness is directly proportional to the request; The perception of vulnerability to natural disasters is mitigated by ritual practices devoted to keep under control the Genius Loci (EPASA MOTO) negative reactions as eruptions, tidal waves, etc.. According with landscape evolution, the present work will describe the anthropogenic remodeled space and the related Vulnerability Hazards-of-Place Model elaborated by S. Cutter in 1996. Results will suggest a good approach to local geo-hazards management through traditional methods. Principles of Geoethics are important tools in managing natural hazards in different cultural contexts. A geoethical approach in risk management guarantees the respect for beliefs and cultural traditions and the development of strategies respectful of values and sensibilities of the involved populations.

Ilaria Pannaccione Apa, Maria; Kouokam, Emmanuel; Mbe Akoko, Robert; Peppoloni, Silvia; Fabrizia Buongiorno, Maria; Thierry, Pierre

2013-04-01

368

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

369

Case Studies and Codes of Ethics: The Relevance of the ACS Experience to ALIA  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper comments on a recent "Code of Ethics" project conducted on behalf of the Australian Computer Society, and proposes a similar project for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). It reviews the scope and methodology of the project, which developed a comprehensive set of case studies and related them to the ACS "Code of

Ferguson, Stuart; Salmond, Rachel; Al-Saggaf, Yeslam; Bowern, Mike; Weckert, John

2005-01-01

370

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

371

Case studies in conservation science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The research presented in this dissertation covers three separate topics of conservation as defined by the National Science Foundation: 1) Materials Stabilization, Strengthening, Monitoring, and Repair; 2. Understanding Material Degradation and Aging; and 3) Materials and Structural Characterization of Cultural Heritage Objects (the 'technical study'). The first topic is addressed through a study to assess the consolidant tetraethoxysilane for the stabilization of alum treated wood. Falling under materials degradation studies is a study published in American Museum Novitates to understand how environmental conditions affect the aging of fossil resins from five different deposits. Two separate studies are included in technical study of cultural heritage objects which comprises the third research area of materials characterization. The first is a survey of red dyes used in Chinese paintings from the Ming Dynasty to the Early Republic (1364-1911). The second is a study of the pigments, dyes and binders used in Hawaiian barkcloth (kapa) from the 19th century.

Bisulca, Christina

372

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

373

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

374

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

375

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

376

Twenty Techniques for Teaching with Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Problem-based learning and teaching with case studies are instructional approaches that are increasingly being applied in a variety of disciplines, such as business, law, medicine, and education. Instructors who have experienced traditional, teacher-centered instruction are often looking for ways to successfully integrate case studies, a

Sudzina, Mary R.

2005-01-01

377

Is Pain Suffering? A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the case study of an elderly woman shows how bodily pain and suffering meld in her narrative, not as the subjective and objective sides of the same event, but as distinct experiences in which both constructs emerge separately or come together based on the meaning she imputes to the event. The case study shows the clear

Black, Helen K.

2007-01-01

378

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

379

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

380

Feasibility Study --Project Full Breeze By the Wind Energy Projects in Action (WEPA) Full Breeze Project team  

E-print Network

Feasibility Study -- Project Full Breeze By the Wind Energy Projects in Action (WEPA) Full Breeze Department of Facilities approached the wind energy sub-community in the spring of 2009 to assist in a study Bryan Palmintier, PhD Candidate, Engineering Systems Environment and Community Impacts: Sungho Lee, Ph

381

SPEEDIER Project. Preliminary Report on Social Studies Pilot Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This preliminary report describes five social studies pilot programs in the counties of Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York, Pennsylvania. It is expected that these pilot endeavors will affect educators in the counties served by SPEEDIER as follows: 1) increase understanding of the newer content, ideas, and strategies in the pilot programs; 2)

Myers, Charles B.; And Others

382

The HEAT/ACT Preliminary Safety Case: A case study in the use of Goal Structuring Notation  

E-print Network

The HEAT/ACT Preliminary Safety Case: A case study in the use of Goal Structuring Notation Paul Chinneck Safety & Airworthiness Department Westland Helicopters, Yeovil, BA20 2YB, UK chinnecp of a helicopter with a fly-by-wire system. With such a project, the safety concerns are obvious, and therefore

Pumfrey, David

383

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

384

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

385

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

386

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

387

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.

388

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

389

Figure 5. Projected Number of Cancer Cases for 2000-2050  

Cancer.gov

Figure 5. Projected number* of cancer cases for 2000 through 2050 based on projected census population estimates and age-specific cancer incidence rates, SEER and NPCR areas as reported by NAACCR, 1995-1999. Year Ages <50 50-64 65-74 75-84

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The Application of Case-Based Reasoning to Early Web Project Cost Estimation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Literature shows that over the years numerous techniques for estimating development effort have been suggested, derived from late project measures. However, to the successful management of software projects, estimates are necessary throughout the whole development life cycle. The objective of this paper is twofold. First, we describe the application of case-based reasoning (CBR) for estimating Web hypermedia development effort using

Emilia Mendes; Nile Mosley; Steve Counsell

2002-01-01

391

Appendix 1: Cases A pre-project on nano innovation in Danish Construction March 2007 1  

E-print Network

NanoByg Appendix 1: Cases A pre-project on nano innovation in Danish Construction ­ March 2007 1 Construction ­ March 2007 2 The principal part of the research project focuses on the structural with researchers from iNANO, industry or from other academic research institutions. Applications and perspectives

392

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

393

Do Small Companies Care About Energy Savings?: A Case Study  

E-print Network

such activities are contingent upon the specific organizational setting. [2]. According to Muller [3], in 87% of cases studied, senior management had to be involved in implementation of expensive recommendations. Most of the companies are big and employ more... or expertise to carry out the project. REFERENCES 1. Muller, R., "Industrial Support through the US DOE's EADC Program", Proceedings of the International Energy Agency Workshop on Industrial Energy EffiCiency: Policies and Programs, pp. 107-124, 1994. 2...

Agrawal, S.; Jensen, R.

394

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

395

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

396

Case study in psychobiographical ethics.  

PubMed

This article addresses ethical issues relative to the conduct and reporting of psychobiographical research. The author's recent psychobiographical study of World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer (1943-2008) is used to illustrate particular ethical challenges and responses in six areas: (1) institutional review board (IRB) evaluation and informed consent; (2) balancing objective research with respect for psychobiographical subject; (3) inviting subject or next-of-kin to read and comment on working drafts of psychobiography; (4) reporting never-before-revealed sensitive information on a subject; (5) role of interdisciplinary consultation in conducting psychobiography; and (6) the value and cautions of including psychological diagnoses as part of the psychological profile. A "bill of rights and responsibilities" for the psychobiographer is introduced as a stimulus for ongoing discussion and empirical research on ethical practice in psychobiography. PMID:24169418

Ponterotto, Joseph G

2013-10-01

397

Case Studies in Wilderness Medicine, the Sequel.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five case studies illustrate evacuation decision making in a wilderness setting. The cases describe medical problems encountered during wilderness trips: (1) a hiker suffering from hypothermia; (2) a 49-year-old man with chest pains; (3) a 19-year-old woman with abdominal pain; (4) a young woman in anaphylactic shock; and (5) a teenager hit on the

Tarter, Shana Lee; Gray, Melissa

398

Traditional midwifery: a case study.  

PubMed

To improve utilization of available maternity care resources in Botswana, a qualitative investigation of traditional midwives was conducted. Ethnographic interviews and videotaped naturalistic observations were utilized to develop a profile of one such midwife. The themes of communication, information sharing, and cooperation with the modern sector were of particular concern. The profile that emerged showed a woman who is socially and culturally integrated into the local community, represents a highly valuable source of information on cultural conceptions of crucial importance to childbearing Botswana women, demonstrates the value of a close personal relationship and communication with the delivering woman, realizes the limitations of her own capacity in birthing situations, and maintains close links with and makes referrals to the local hospital where indicated. The prototypical traditional midwife who was the focus of this study was a 48-year-old Botswana woman who had attended over 350 births since 1971. Among her roles were pregnancy diagnosis, assessment of nutritional intake, counseling regarding the side effects of pregnancy massage of the abdomen, delivery, assessment of the newborn, cord care, and cultural rituals. After delivery, the traditional midwife makes home visits to follow up on vulnerable populations and encourage use of family planning to space births. Personalized teaching and collaboration with the modern sector are also used by the traditional midwife to address the needs of infertile couples. PMID:12282434

Anderson, S

1985-01-01

399

A Study of Accommodations Provided to Handicapped Employees by Federal Contractors. Final Report. Volume II: Ten Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of 10 case studies was conducted as part of a 20-month nationwide study of the accommodations provided to handicapped employees by federal contractors. During the course of the project, case study visits were made to the following firms: the Dow Chemical Company; E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company; Hewlett-Packard; IBM Corporation;

Berkeley Planning Associates, CA.

400

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.

401

Qualitative Case Study Research in Business Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide to using qualitative case study research in business education explains methodological steps and decisions, illustrated with examples from business research. It addresses data analysis and interpretation, including discussion of software tools. (Contains 25 references.) (SK)

O'Connor, Bridget N.

2002-01-01

402

Lighting Efficiency Case Study 5 Buildings at  

E-print Network

of technologies in each building ranging from Power Conditioning to T5 Adaption to Automation & Control processorsLighting Efficiency Case Study 5 Buildings at Dublin City University Glasnevin, Dublin 9 Works-Storey Car Park ........................................................... 3 Lighting Automation

Humphrys, Mark

403

Southern thailand coal fired project: Feasibility study. Export trade information  

SciTech Connect

This study, conducted by Black & Veatch International, was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. The report addresses various technical, environmental, and economic aspects of developing four 1,000 MW units of coal fired electric generating facilities at a site near Prachuap Khiri Khan. The study includes a cost estimate for the units and the fuel delivery port as well as the major conceptual design decisions made for the project. This volume of the report is the Feasibility Study and is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction/Summary; (2) Generation Planning Study; (3) Site Selection Study; (4) Project Description; (5) Fuel Resource Assessment; (6) Water Resource Assessment; (7) Technical Information to Support the Environmental Impact Assessment; (8) Plant Conceptual Design; (9) Transmission Interconnection; (10) Project Capital Cost Estimate; (11) Project Schedule; (12) Project Implementation Plan; (13) Project Risk Analysis.

NONE

1995-09-01

404

Open Source Drug Discovery in Practice: A Case Study  

PubMed Central

Background Open source drug discovery offers potential for developing new and inexpensive drugs to combat diseases that disproportionally affect the poor. The concept borrows two principle aspects from open source computing (i.e., collaboration and open access) and applies them to pharmaceutical innovation. By opening a project to external contributors, its research capacity may increase significantly. To date there are only a handful of open source R&D projects focusing on neglected diseases. We wanted to learn from these first movers, their successes and failures, in order to generate a better understanding of how a much-discussed theoretical concept works in practice and may be implemented. Methodology/Principal Findings A descriptive case study was performed, evaluating two specific R&D projects focused on neglected diseases. CSIR Team India Consortium's Open Source Drug Discovery project (CSIR OSDD) and The Synaptic Leap's Schistosomiasis project (TSLS). Data were gathered from four sources: interviews of participating members (n?=?14), a survey of potential members (n?=?61), an analysis of the websites and a literature review. Both cases have made significant achievements; however, they have done so in very different ways. CSIR OSDD encourages international collaboration, but its process facilitates contributions from mostly Indian researchers and students. Its processes are formal with each task being reviewed by a mentor (almost always offline) before a result is made public. TSLS, on the other hand, has attracted contributors internationally, albeit significantly fewer than CSIR OSDD. Both have obtained funding used to pay for access to facilities, physical resources and, at times, labor costs. TSLS releases its results into the public domain, whereas CSIR OSDD asserts ownership over its results. Conclusions/Significance Technically TSLS is an open source project, whereas CSIR OSDD is a crowdsourced project. However, both have enabled high quality research at low cost. The critical success factors appear to be clearly defined entry points, transparency and funding to cover core material costs. PMID:23029588

rdal, Christine; Rttingen, John-Arne

2012-01-01

405

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

406

Living the tension: a case study of teacher stories of teacher evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is one of eight case studies prepared for Alberta Education (the provincial Department of Education) specifically the Teacher Evaluation Policy Impact Project, on the subject of teacher evaluation.A suburban, Protestant education district of thirteen schools participated in this study. A five?member research team of university faculty and graduate students collaborated on the case study. Four of them have

D. Jean Clandinin; Merle Kennedy; Linda La Rocque; Marni Pearce

1996-01-01

407

Free Software: A Case Study of Software Development in a Virtual Organizational Culture  

E-print Network

Free Software: A Case Study of Software Development in a Virtual Organizational Culture Margaret S projects. This study examines how the organizational cultural beliefs and values of a free software virtual. It presents the world of the GNUenterprise.org project as a virtual organizational culture that embodies

Scacchi, Walt

408

Beam Dynamics Studies for the SPARC Project  

SciTech Connect

The aim of the SPARC project, is to promote an R&D activity oriented to the development of a high brightness photoinjector to drive SASE-FEL experiments. We discuss in this paper the status of the beam dynamics simulation activities.

Ferrario, M.; Biagini, Maria E.; Boscolo, M.; Fusco, V.; Guiducci, S.; Migliorati, M.; Serafini, L.; Vaccarezza, C.; Bartolini, R.; Giannessi, L.; Quattromini, M.; Ronsivalle, C.; Limborg, C.G.; /Unlisted /Unlisted /ENEA, Frascati /SLAC

2008-03-17

409

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.

410

Farmers' Functional Literacy Project (Bhimili Study).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a farmers' functional literacy project, the Department of Adult and Continuing Education, Andhra University, Waltair (India), investigated a sampling of participant characteristics and their relation to progress in improving literacy skills and learning such aspects of agriculture as animal husbandry, poultry, dairying, and so on. (MF)

Rao, D. S.

1979-01-01

411

Education and Work Councils: Four Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This collection of four case studies represents the conclusion of a two-phase study of a federal program to sponsor education and work councils. Following an outline of the history and concept of education and work councils as well as the findings of a study of such councils, the importance of council collaboration with selected sectors is

Prager, Audrey; And Others

412

A Case Study about Communication Strategies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The primary purpose of this case study was to identify what were Taiwanese University English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners' perceptions about learning communication strategies. This study collected qualitative data about students' beliefs and attitudes as they learned communication strategies. The research question guiding the study was:

Lin, Grace Hui Chin

2011-01-01

413

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

414

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

415

The effects of a regional telepathology project: a study protocol  

PubMed Central

Background Telepathology, which is an emerging form of telemedicine in Canada, is defined as the electronic transmission of pathological images, usually derived from microscopes, from one location to another. There are various applications of telepathology, including case referral for an expert opinion, provision of an emergency service in the absence of a resident pathologist, and education. Until now, there has been relatively little use of telepathology for core diagnostic services in the absence of a local pathologist, but this practice is likely to increase in the future. The Laval University Integrated Health Network is in the process of deploying a telepathology system, primarily to provide an intraoperative frozen section service to small hospitals in sparsely populated areas which are experiencing a severe shortage of on-site pathologists. The telepathology project involves 17 hospitals located in five regions of eastern Quebec, Canada. This paper describes the study protocol that will be used to evaluate the benefits associated with the project. Methods/Design A panel of experts was first assembled by Canada Health Infoway to agree on a set of benefits indicators that could be applied to all telepathology projects across Canada. Using the set of indicators as an input, we have developed a three-step study protocol. First, a survey questionnaire will be distributed to appraise the way pathologists, pathology technologists and surgeons perceive the telepathology system and its impacts. Second, a series of semi-structured interviews will be conducted with project leaders and telepathology users at sites that are representative of all the hospitals in the Laval University Integrated Health Network. The overall aim is to better understand the expected and unexpected effects of telepathology on health care professionals and patients as well as on the regional organization and delivery of care services. Finally, a pre-post design using secondary data is proposed to evaluate a wide array of tangible benefits to the patients, the health care providers, the hospitals, and the region as a whole. Discussion The Laval University Integrated Health Network's telepathology project is expected to yield positive and significant results that are relevant internationally. Our findings will provide valuable information on the nature and extent of benefits associated with telepathology systems intended to provide an intraoperative frozen section service to remote hospitals experiencing a shortage of specialists. PMID:22420301

2012-01-01

416

76 FR 71341 - BASINS and WEPP Climate Assessment Tools: Case Study Guide to Potential Applications  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...document titled, BASINS and WEPP Climate Assessment Tools (CAT): Case Study Guide to Potential Applications (EPA/600...assessment tools, the BASINS Climate Assessment Tool (BASINS CAT) and the Water Erosion Prediction Project Climate...

2011-11-17

417

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...

418

ASSESSMENT OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SURFACE IMPOUNDMENT TECHNOLOGY CASE STUDIES AND PERSPECTIVES OF EXPERTS  

EPA Science Inventory

The available data were gathered for a large number of case studies of hazardous waste surface impoundments (SI). Actual and projected performances were compared. This collection, analysis and dissemination of the accumulated experience can contribute significantly to improving S...

419

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

420

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

421

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.

422

Handicapped Children's Nature Study Center: A Cooperative Project in Outdoor Education. End of Project Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presented is the end of project report of the handicapped children's nature study center and outdoor education program (funded through Title III), a cooperative science/special education project serving approximately 1,000 children in the Muscatine-Scott County School System in Iowa. A 6 acre land strip bordered by a creek and a river is said to

Lanaghan, David M.

423

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 patient??s 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

424

Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Surveys: Project PROBE.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project PROBE, supported by USOE, conducted in fall 1967 a survey of social studies teachers and teaching in cooperation with the Catskill Area School Study Council. In the Project's service area, including all or part of 5 counties in upstate New York, questionnaires were mailed to one-third of the elementary teachers and to all of the secondary

Catskill Area School Study Council, Oneonta, NY.

425

Institutional repository for research projects : Case of a research project at Nihon University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have participated in the eSciDoc project of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan and Max Planck Institute, Germany. We have begun to experiment using the eSciDoc as an institutional repository for research results of the development of functional materials based on design and control of crystal and electronic structures in College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University of the Strategic Research Base Development Program for Private Universities subsidized by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2009).

Fujimori, Hiroki

426

Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) Project Design Basis Capacity Study  

SciTech Connect

This study of the design basis capacity of process systems was prepared by Fluor Federal Services for the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project. The evaluation uses a summary level model of major process sub-systems to determine the impact of sub-system interactions on the overall time to complete fuel removal operations. The process system model configuration and time cycle estimates developed in the original version of this report have been updated as operating scenario assumptions evolve. The initial document released in Fiscal Year (FY) 1996 varied the number of parallel systems and transport systems over a wide range, estimating a conservative design basis for completing fuel processing in a two year time period. Configurations modeling planned operations were updated in FY 1998 and FY 1999. The FY 1998 Base Case continued to indicate that fuel removal activities at the basins could be completed in slightly over 2 years. Evaluations completed in FY 1999 were based on schedule modifications that delayed the start of KE Basin fuel removal, with respect to the start of KW Basin fuel removal activities, by 12 months. This delay resulted in extending the time to complete all fuel removal activities by 12 months. However, the results indicated that the number of Cold Vacuum Drying (CVD) stations could be reduced from four to three without impacting the projected time to complete fuel removal activities. This update of the design basis capacity evaluation, performed for FY 2000, evaluates a fuel removal scenario that delays the start of KE Basin activities such that staffing peaks are minimized. The number of CVD stations included in all cases for the FY 2000 evaluation is reduced from three to two, since the scenario schedule results in minimal time periods of simultaneous fuel removal from both basins. The FY 2000 evaluation also considers removal of Shippingport fuel from T Plant storage and transfer to the Canister Storage Building for storage.

CLEVELAND, K.J.

2000-08-17

427

CASE STUDY: DIELDRIN ATTACK IN DALYAN LAGOON  

EPA Science Inventory

During the first two weeks of December 2005, NATO sponsored an Advanced Study Institute (ASI) in Istanbul, Turkey. Part of this ASI involved a case study of a terrorist attack, where a chemical was assumed to be dumped into Sulunger Lake in Turkey. This chapter documents the re...

428

Quantifying VOC emissions from polymers: A case study  

SciTech Connect

Evaluating residual volatile organic compound emissions emanating from low-density polyethylene can pose significant challenges. These challenges include quantifying emissions from: (a) multiple process lines with different operating conditions; (b) several different comonomers; (c) variations of comonomer content in each grade; and (d) over 120 grades of LDPE. This presentation is a Case Study outlining a project to develop grade-specific emission data for low-density polyethylene pellets. This study included extensive laboratory analyses and required the development of a relational database to compile analytical results, calculate the mean concentration and standard deviation, and generate emissions reports.

Schulze, J.K.; Qasem, J.S.; Snoddy, R. [C-K Associates, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA (United States)

1996-12-31

429

A Paradoxical Path to Reform: The Case Study of Lomond Elementary School. Transforming Learning Communities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book is part of a series of case studies that demonstrate better ways to educate Ohio's students. The case study is part of the Transforming Learning Communities (TLC) Project, designed to support significant school-reform efforts among Ohio's elementary, middle, and high schools. This report describes the implementation of an innovative

Pourdavood, Roland G.; Cowen, Lynn M.; Svec, Lawrence V.; Skitzki, Raymond; Grob, Sharon

430

TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF WILDLIFE VIEWING IN THE SQUAMISH  

E-print Network

TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF WILDLIFE VIEWING IN THE SQUAMISH VALLEY by Kim Cherie: Tourism Product Development: A Case Study of Wildlife Viewing In the Squamish Valley PROJECT: 284 #12;iii ABSTRACT Wildlife viewing is an increasingly important form of tourism in British Columbia

431

CLASSIFICATION OF AMERICAN CITIES FOR CASE STUDY ANALYSIS. VOLUME II. DETAILED REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

Attempts to analyze and evaluate the impacts of federal programs have led to the extensive use of case studies of program impacts at selected metropolitan sites. This project has developed a methodology for the systematic selection of representative case study sites and for gener...

432

Unpacking the Predominance of Case Study Methodology in South African Postgraduate Educational Research, 1995-2004  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Project Postgraduate Educational Research (PPER) data indicate that case study is the most popular methodology among South African education masters and doctorate students in the period 1995-2004. This article reflects on the reasons for the preference for case study by considering epistemological and contextual factors. It unpacks the links

Rule, P.; Davey, B.; Balfour, R. J.

2011-01-01

433

CLASSIFICATION OF AMERICAN CITIES FOR CASE STUDY ANALYSIS. VOLUME I. SUMMARY REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

Attempts to analyze and evaluate the impacts of federal programs has led to the extensive use of case studies of program impacts at selected sites. This project has developed a methodology for the systematic selection of representative case study sites and for generalizing the st...

434

DEALING WITH DATA-POOR FISHERIES: A CASE STUDY OF THE BIG SKATE (RAJA BINOCULATA) IN  

E-print Network

DEALING WITH DATA-POOR FISHERIES: A CASE STUDY OF THE BIG SKATE (RAJA BINOCULATA) IN BRITISH: Master of Resource Management Project No.: 522 Title of Thesis: Dealing with data-poor fisheries: A case study of the big skate (Raja binoculata) in British Columbia's groundfish fishery Examining Committee

435

Integrating ethics into case study assignments.  

PubMed

I teach an upper-level writing course, Genes, Race, Gender, and Society, designed for Life Science majors, in which I utilize a case study to expose students to ethical ways of thinking. Students first work through the topical case study and then are challenged to rethink their responses through the lenses of ethics, taking into account different ethical frameworks. Students then develop their own case study, integrating ethical components. I want to expose my students to this way of thinking because I see technology being driven by the Jurassic Park phenomenon, "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should," and want future physicians grounded in a sense of how their actions relate to the greater good. PMID:25574287

Marshall, Pamela A

2014-12-01

436

Integrating Ethics into Case Study Assignments  

PubMed Central

I teach an upper-level writing course, Genes, Race, Gender, and Society, designed for Life Science majors, in which I utilize a case study to expose students to ethical ways of thinking. Students first work through the topical case study and then are challenged to rethink their responses through the lenses of ethics, taking into account different ethical frameworks. Students then develop their own case study, integrating ethical components. I want to expose my students to this way of thinking because I see technology being driven by the Jurassic Park phenomenon, Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didnt stop to think if they should, and want future physicians grounded in a sense of how their actions relate to the greater good. PMID:25574287

Marshall, Pamela A.

2014-01-01

437

Pathology Case Study: Sore Throat and Leukocytosis  

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. A 68 year old female with a sore throat is the focus of this particular case. The patient's history reveals an increased white blood cell count, anemia and thrombocytopenia. A list of the her current medication, as well as the microscopic description, cell images, and flow cytometry are also included in the case file. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics. Students are encouraged to examine each aspect of the case and test their diagnostic skills against the official findings in the "Final Diagnosis" section.

Holst, Valerie

438

Atlanta NAVIGATOR case study. Final report, May 1996--Jun 1997  

SciTech Connect

The Atlanta metropolitan region was the location of one of the most ambitious Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) deployments in the United States. This deployment included several individual projects--a Central Transportation Management Center (TMC), six Traffic Control Centers (TCC), one Transit Information Center (TIC), the Travel Information Showcase (TIS), and the extension of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail network and the new high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-85 and I-75. The Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games and Paralympic Games created a focus for these projects. All of these systems were to be brought on line in time for the Olympic Games. This report presents the findings of the NAVIGATOR Case Study and documents the lessons learned from the Atlanta ITS deployment experience in order to improve other ITS deployments in the future. The Case Study focuses on the institutional, programmatic, and technical issues and opportunities from planning and implementing the ITS deployment in Atlanta. The Case Study collected data and information from interviews, observations, focus groups, and documentation reviews. It presents a series of lessons learned and recommendations for enabling successful ITS deployments nationwide.

Amodei, R.; Bard, E.; Brong, B.; Cahoon, F.; Jasper, K.

1998-11-01

439

Michael's Story A Case Study in Autism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interdisciplinary case study is designed to interest general biology students as well as students of psychology and health studies. The study introduces us to the Greens, a family with a recently diagnosed autistic child. Students engage in a variety of activities to learn about the possible causative explanation for autism, its diagnosis, and treatment. A final activity is an optional writing exercise exploring the idea that there is intrinsic value in all persons' experiences, including those who are "different."

Kristen N. Hausmann

2011-01-01

440

The Science Manager's Guide to Case Studies  

SciTech Connect

This guide takes the science manager through the steps of planning, implementing, validating, communicating, and using case studies. It outlines the major methods of analysis, describing their relative merits and applicability while providing relevant examples and sources of additional information. Well-designed case studies can provide a combination of rich qualitative and quantitative information, offering valuable insights into the nature, outputs, and longer-term impacts of the research. An objective, systematic, and credible approach to the evaluation of U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science programs adds value to the research process and is the subject of this guide.

Branch, Kristi M.; Peffers, Melissa S.; Ruegg, Rosalie T.; Vallario, Robert W.

2001-09-24

441

(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

442

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

443

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

444

Developing Student Voice and Participatory Pedagogy: A Case Study in a Spanish Primary School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes a case study that is part of a broader research project in which schools set up processes of school improvement inspired by the proposals put forward by students. The project furthers the initiatives of the student voice movement and seeks to implement more participative pedagogical models. This as a whole represents a novel

Susinos, Teresa; Haya, Ignacio

2014-01-01

445

Harvard University: Green Loan Fund. Green Revolving Funds in Action: Case Study Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Green Loan Fund at Harvard University has been an active source of capital for energy efficiency and waste reduction projects for almost a decade. This case study examines the revolving fund's history from its inception as a pilot project in the 1990s to its regeneration in the early 2000s to its current operations today. The green revolving

Foley, Robert

2011-01-01

446

Communicating Knowledge: A Case Study for Improving Technician Productivity in the Telecom Industry  

E-print Network

Engineering Management Field Project Communicating Knowledge: A Case Study for Improving Technician Productivity in the Telecom Industry By Sonia M. Santos Spring Semester, 2008 An EMGT Field Project report... Step Thirteen: Monitor and measure final knowledge management process completion Measure success Conduct a formal After Action Review (AAR) Reference: The Facility Assignment Community of Practice Process Owner Sonia Santos (Harlow...

Santos, Sonia M.

2008-05-16

447

Enabling Participatory Planning After Disasters: A Case Study of the World Bank's Housing Reconstruction in Turkey  

Microsoft Academic Search

Problem: Literature emphasizes that the public should participate in the planning of postdisaster recovery, but several challenges impede such participation.Purpose: This article examines what hindered public participation in a particular housing reconstruction project and suggests how planners can better enable public participation in planning after disasters.Methods: The article is based on a case study of a housing reconstruction project sponsored

N. Emel Ganapati; Sukumar Ganapati

2008-01-01

448

Pathology Case Study: Two Weeks in Africa  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicineâs Department of Pathology has compiled a series of case studies to help both students and instructors. In this clinical microbiology case, a 16-year-old male developed symptoms of fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting after returning to the United States from a two-week trip to Sudan. Laboratory test results and information from a microscopic examination are included in the case study. Clicking on the âFinal Diagnosisâ section will take you to a detailed discussion of the patientâs condition from the contributing doctor. A list of references, which students could use to get more background information, is also included at the bottom of the section.

Contis, Lydia C.; Qu, Lirong

2009-02-10

449

Pathology Case Study: Prolonged Oral Bleeding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This transfusion medicine 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 2-year-old boy presenting with prolonged oral bleeding. Images from a biopsy of the nodule provide conclusive information that contributes to the patientâs diagnosis. A description of the patientâs physical exam, as well as lab test results and additional workup are all included in the case study. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâs 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 patientâs conditions.

Bontempo, Franklin; Sheikh, Hina

2009-01-02

450

Pathology Case Study: Fatigue and Weight Loss  

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 case, a 39-year-old woman presents with a history of weight loss and fatigue in the past several months. The following tests were performed on the patient: peripheral blood smear, bone marrow aspirate and biopsy, flow cytometry, and molecular cytogenetic analysis. Those test results are all included in the case study to aid in your understanding of the patient??s diagnosis. The ??Final Diagnosis? section provides the official final diagnosis of the patient and a detailed description provided by 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 disease.

Gollin, Susanne M.

451

Department of Pathology-Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students in the health sciences learn from case studies, patient histories, and a variety of other means. In recent years, a number of medical schools in the United States have contributed to medical education by placing slide collections, pathology reports, and other related materials online. The University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine is part of this delightful trend, and they have placed a number of case studies culled from their Department of Pathology's files here on this site. Visitors can look over these files by patient history or diagnosis, and all told, there are well over 500 cases offered here. Visitors can read the pathology reports, view selections of related medical images and scans, and also read the final diagnosis report.

452

Pathology Case Study: Parotid Gland Mass  

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 case, a 53-year-old woman was treated for a âprogressively enlarging, painless mass in the area of the left parotid gland.â Gross and microscopic images and descriptions of the specimen removed from the patient are included in the case study. The âFinal Diagnosisâ section provides the official diagnosis of the patient and a detailed description provided by 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 disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of head and neck pathology.

Dacic, Sanja; Johnson, Douglas R.

2008-04-07

453

Using Electronic Health Records for Clinical Research: the Case of the EHR4CR Project.  

PubMed

Objectives To describe the IMI EHR4CR project which is designing and developing, and aims to demonstrate, a scalable, widely acceptable and efficient approach to interoperability between EHR systems and clinical research systems. Methods The IMI EHR4CR project is combining and extending several previously isolated state-of-the-art technical components through a new approach to develop a platform for reusing EHR data to support medical research. This will be achieved through multiple but unified initiatives across different major disease areas (e.g. cardiovascular, cancer) and clinical research use cases (protocol feasibility, patient identification and recruitment, clinical trial execution and serious adverse event reporting), with various local and national stakeholders across several countries and therefore under various legal frameworks. Results An initial instance of the platform has been built, providing communication, security and terminology services to the eleven participating hospitals and ten pharmaceutical companies located in seven European countries. Proof-of-concept demonstrators have been built and evaluated for the protocol feasibility and patient recruitment scenarios. The specifications of the clinical trial execution and the adverse event reporting scenarios have been documented and reviewed. Conclusions Through a combination of a consortium that brings collectively many years of experience from previous relevant EU projects and of the global conduct of clinical trials, of an approach to ethics that engages many important stakeholders across Europe to ensure acceptability, of a robust iterative design methodology for the platform services that is anchored on requirements of an underlying Service Oriented Architecture that has been designed to be scalable and adaptable, EHR4CR could be well placed to deliver a sound, useful and well accepted pan-European solution for the reuse of hospital EHR data to support clinical research studies. PMID:25463966

Moor, Georges De; Sundgren, Mats; Kalra, Dipak; Schmidt, Andreas; Dugas, Martin; Claerhout, Brecht; Karakoyun, Tresin; Ohmann, Christian; Lastic, Pierre-Yves; Ammour, Nadir; Kush, Rebecca; Dupont, Danielle; Cuggia, Marc; Daniel, Christel; Thienpont, Geert; Coorevits, Pascal

2014-10-18

454

NEW JERSEY INDUSTRIAL WASTE STUDY (WASTE PROJECTION AND TREATMENT)  

EPA Science Inventory

The study demonstrates a procedure for projecting the hazardous waste shipped off-site by industry. The projection system develops ratios of hazardous waste per employee by SIC code. These ratios can be used to estimate the hazardous waste shipped off-site for any industrial area...

455

Cases Studies of Irrigated Soil Degradation and Progradation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Waterlogging and salination, along with interaction with other degradation processes, have not only caused the collapse of irrigation-based societies in the past, but are indeed threatening the viability of irrigation at present. The problem is global in scope. Decimation of natural ecosystems, deterioration of soil productivity depletion and pollution of water resources, and conflicts over dwindling supplies have become international problems closely linked with extension of irrigation development to large scale and associated impact to soil fertility and surrounding environment. Practical experience and scientific research done in the frame of FP6 DESIRE project provided an affirmative answer to the question - can irrigated agriculture be sustained for long time. In present contribution two case studies will be discussed and analysed in scope to compare different irrigation practises used for about 35 years and their impact to soil fertility. Investigated areas of both case studies are situated in the same Saratov Region of Russia at the left bank of middle part of Volga River with distance between about 100 km. First case study was developed during 2009-2010 by field trials at irrigated and surrounded areas of agricultural farms situated at Privolghskaya Irrigation System (Marksovsky District). Second case study was developed during summer of 2011 by field trial at experimental farm of research institute called VolgNIIGiM (Enghelsky District). During fields trail soil maps of both case studies were developed and compared with soil maps of the same areas done at 1970th before irrigation projects at both areas were started. Results of soil map comparison are showing that in the territory of first case study considerable soil degradation is taken place, but in the territory of the second case study a substantial soil progradation is taken place. Thus is supported by the time series of ground water monitoring at both irrigated areas. Obtained results will be analysed and discussed from theoretical and practical points of view. Special attention will be paid to practical conclusions for farmers dealing with irrigation of crop growth how to monitor soil fertility status and preserve soil degradation.

Zeyliger, Anatoly; Kust, German; Rozov, Sergey; Stoma, Galina

2013-04-01

456

Learning Machine Learning: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This correspondence reports on a case study conducted in the Master's-level Machine Learning (ML) course at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. The students participated in a self-assessment test and a diagnostic test of prerequisite subjects, and their results on these tests are correlated with their achievement of the course's learning

Lavesson, N.

2010-01-01

457

LCA ? Unique and Controversial Case Studies  

EPA Science Inventory

This session will focus on case studies and applications that have a unique or controversial aspect. Some of the most recent topics that seem to have significant interest include: LCA-based product declarations, LCA-based standards, LCA-based labels, alternative energy, agricul...

458

Ethnicity and Schooling: A Caribbean Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is the relationship of ethnicity to students' experiences in and responses to schooling? How is success in school related to ethnicity? In this dissertation the schools and community of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, provide the setting for a multi-ethnic comparative case study in educational anthropology which addresses these questions.

Gibson, Margaret A.

459

Eastern's Employee Communication Crisis: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores communication behaviors and reactions of employees during crisis periods, using a qualitative case study of Eastern Airlines pilots. Finds that useful theories for crisis communication can be developed only after sufficient inquiry into the communication needs and behaviors of message receivers. (MS)

Saunders, Martha

1988-01-01

460

ESL and Digital Video Integration: Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It should come as no surprise that digital video technology is of particular interest to English language learners; students are drawn to its visual appeal and vibrant creative potential. The seven original case studies in this book demonstrate how video can be an effective and powerful tool to create fluid, fun, interactive, and collaborative

Li, J., Ed.; Gromik, N., Ed.; Edwards, N., Ed.

2013-01-01

461

Thiamin Deficiency A Directed Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this directed case study developed for a biochemistry class, students read about the differences in the dietary preferences and practices for preparing and consuming rice among the three major communities of Malaysia, the local Malays and the immigrant Tamils and Chinese. They then answer a series of close-ended questions about the causes and consequences of thiamin deficiency.

Dhar, Preeti

2003-01-01

462

The Case Study: Avogadro Goes to Court  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The case study that follows was inspired by a novel assignment that Pace University Professor Carroll Zahn gave to his introductory computer class. The result of this assignment was certainly far different than anything that either the professor or his cl

Dinan, Frank J.; Bieron, Joseph F.

1999-11-01

463

NACASETAC BAY: AN INTERACTIVE CASE STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

This interactive case study or "game" was created to provide a "hands on" experience in the application of a weight of evidence approach to sediment assessment. The game proceeds in two phases. In each phase the players work together as a group. A scenario is presented, and the g...

464

Case Study #1 "The Global Warming Debate"  

E-print Network

CHEM 001A Case Study #1 "The Global Warming Debate" Global warming is one of the most contentious issues of our time. There is an ongoing debate about whether global warming is caused by human activity.S., and because the scientific evidence used to determine if global warming is man-made is so difficult

Reed, Christopher A.

465

Comparative Environmental Threat Analysis: Three Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reviews how carrying capacity for different environmental problems is operationalized. Discusses whether it is possible to compare threats, using the exceeding of carrying capacity as a yardstick. Points out problems in comparative threat analysis using three case studies: threats to European groundwater resources, threats to ecosystems in Europe,

Latour, J. B.; Reiling, R.

1994-01-01

466

Selforganizing Systems Case Study: peertopeer systems ?  

E-print Network

Self­organizing Systems Case Study: peer­to­peer systems ? Emmanuelle Anceaume, Maria Gradinariu­to­peer networks relying on the self­organization of the system in multiple layers, each of them reflecting. In peer­to­peer systems, self­organization is handled through protocols for node arrivals and departures

Roy, Matthieu

467

Selected Case Studies in Comparative Extension Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case studies presented by graduate students from the United States and seven other nations dealt with topics in extension education. A system analysis approach to the problems in organizing extension services in developing nations was described, as well as physical and sociocultural problems (including illiteracy) which hinder audiovisual

Duncan, James A., Ed.; Flores, Thomas C., Ed.

468

Physics Courses--Some Suggested Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To communicate the relevance and excitement of science activity to students, the use of more imaginative, and even openly speculative, case studies in physics courses is suggested. Some useful examples are Magnetic Monopoles, Constants, Black Holes, Antimatter, Zero Mass Particles, Tachyons, and the Bootstrap Hypothesis. (DF)

Swetman, T. P.

1972-01-01

469

A CASE STUDY OF ENVIRONMENTAL DATA MANAGEMENT  

EPA Science Inventory

In order to support our ongoing research in watershed ecology and global climate change, we gather and analyze environmental data from several government agencies. This case study demonstrates a researchers approach to accessing, organizing, and using intersectoral data. T...

470

Three Case Studies in Green Cleaning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents case studies from three districts implementing green cleaning. In 2008, Missouri passed legislation requiring state education officials to convene a committee of stakeholders with the purpose of developing green cleaning guidelines and specifications for schools. The guide, published by the Department of Elementary and

State Education Standard, 2012

2012-01-01

471

Physical Science Connected Classrooms: Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case-study descriptions of secondary and middle school classrooms in diverse contexts provide examples of how teachers implement connected classroom technology to facilitate formative assessment in science instruction. Connected classroom technology refers to a networked system of handheld devices designed for classroom use. Teachers were

Irving, Karen; Sanalan, Vehbi; Shirley, Melissa

2009-01-01

472

Library Virtual Tours: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Virtual tours delivered via the Web have become a common tool for both instruction and outreach. This article is a case study of the creation of a virtual tour for a university library and is intended to provide others interested in creating a virtual tour of their library the opportunity to learn from the mistakes and successes of fellow

Ashmore, Beth; Grogg, Jill E.

2004-01-01

473

Ceramic fabricator quality revolution: A case study  

SciTech Connect

This case study discusses statistical process control and other quality tools in the application of continuous improvement and total quality management programs to a mature ceramic parts manufacturing operation that had been producing quality'' products for many years. By applying these tools, significant incremental improvements in process performance and product quality were achieved.

Martin, S.C. (Advanced Refractory Technologies, Inc., Buffalo, NY (United States))

1993-11-01

474

Undergraduate Research Program Assessment Case Study  

E-print Network

Undergraduate Research Program 1 Assessment Case Study: University of Delaware's Undergraduate, give an oral defense of their theses. 2 Undergraduate Research Program 3 Faculty Mentors About 2/3 of UD faculty provide undergraduate research opportunities Over 90% in engineering, physical, and life

Taber, Douglass

475

Internationalizing the California State University: Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The 18 case studies in this volume represent a sample of the internationalization activities of the California State University system. Part 1 presents five papers on organizing for international education: "Internationalization of CSULB [California State University Long Beach]" by Dorothy Abrahamse et al.; "Institutional Coordination of

Sutter Richard L., Ed.; And Others

476

Teaching the Holocaust through Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article responds to the curricular challenges teachers face with Holocaust education, including cursory treatments and a lack of focus on individual experiences. First, the author argues for a case-study approach to help students reengage concrete and complex features of the Holocaust as a point of departure for subsequent inquiry. In

Misco, Thomas

2009-01-01

477

Climate wise case study compendium: Report 1  

SciTech Connect

This case study compendium is one of several Climate Wise tools available to help interested companies identify cost-effective options. Climate Wise, a private-public partnership program, is a key Federal initiative to return greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2000.

NONE

1997-02-01

478

Recurrent perinatal loss: a case study.  

PubMed

To date, investigators have not demonstrated a clear relationship between a parent's history of prior perinatal losses and intensity of grief response following a subsequent perinatal loss. Examining this relationship for low-income, African-American parents is important because they are a vulnerable population due to the high incidence of perinatal mortality in Blacks and their other life stressors that can impact on grief response and caring needs. The purpose of this case study was to examine the impact of recurrent perinatal loss on a low-income African-American parent. The research design for this study was case report, using interview data collected from a mother who had recently experienced her fourth perinatal loss, which occurred at twenty-five weeks of gestation. Transcripts from two open-ended interviews were analyzed. The theoretical framework used to guide analysis of this case study was Lazarus and Folkman's stress and coping theory. Results demonstrated that the prior perinatal losses did not appear as critical components of the way the mother responded to her most recent loss. Instead, perception of the care she received from healthcare providers and how that care related to her experiences with her one living child who was born at the same gestational age was an important determinant in how she responded to her loss. The results of this case study demonstrate the importance assessing a person's perception of their experience and those factors which contribute to the way they respond. PMID:16871322

Kavanaugh, K; Robertson, P A

1999-01-01

479

Delivering Online Examinations: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper represents a brief case study of delivering online examinations to a worldwide audience. These examinations are delivered in partnership with a commercial online testing company as part of the Industry Master's degree at Charles Sturt University (CSU). The Industry Master's degree is an academic program for students currently employed

Howarth, Jason; Messing, John; Altas, Irfan

2004-01-01

480

Oil To Biofuels Case Study Objectives  

E-print Network

Oil To Biofuels Case Study Objectives - Critically evaluate the nature of certain societal", and the consequences of various sources. - How could this diagram be modified through the use of biofuels? Research. - What are biomass and biofuels? How are they used, what are their benefits and negative consequences

Auerbach, Scott M.

481

Making Mentoring Stick: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This paper seeks to provide a case study of the mentoring process within Kentz Engineers & Constructors. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reflects the experiences of those leading the mentoring process within Kentz with insights extracted from a process of action, reflection and live experimentation. Findings: The paper concludes

Karallis, Takis; Sandelands, Eric

2009-01-01

482

Case Study: Visualizing Sets of Evolutionary Trees  

E-print Network

(e.g. the evolutionary tree for frogs) are far from clear. The most common methods for constructingCase Study: Visualizing Sets of Evolutionary Trees Nina Amenta Jeff Klingner £ University of Texas of hypothetical evolutionary trees. In- teracting with such a dataset allows the biologist to identify distinct

Amenta, Nina

483

Marietta Celebration of Unity Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study concerns the forming of a Marietta, Ohio unity committee, entitled Citizens for Social and Racial Justice, in response to the local Ku Klux Klan's (KKK) request for a parade permit in order to demonstrate against blacks in this city. Marietta, the county seat of Washington County, Ohio, has a population composed of both white and

Philbin, Meg; Phillips, Rebecca

484

Sustainability in Housing: A Curriculum Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the influence of environmental issues on the field of housing, from the perspective of sustainable housing. Presents a case study of the development of a college course to address these issues by integrating energy management, air quality, water quality, and waste management. (Author)

Parrott, Kathleen; Emmel, Joann M.

2001-01-01

485

Framing in the Field: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategic Frame Analysis can inform the daily practice of policy advocates by bringing an evidence-based communications approach to their work. This case study of FrameWorks' decade-long association with the national Kids Count Network shares stories from advocates who are transforming their communications strategies, resulting in more effective

Benjamin, Diane

2009-01-01

486

Translatability scoring in drug development: eight case studies  

PubMed Central

Translational medicine describes the transfer of basic in vitro and in vivo data into human applications. In the light of low rates of market approvals for new medical entities, better strategies to predict the risk of drug development should be used to increase output and reduce costs. Recently, a scoring system to assess the translatability of early drug projects has been proposed. Here eight drugs from different therapeutic areas have been subjected to a retrospective test-run in this system fictively located at the phase II-III transition. The scores gained here underline the importance of biomarker quality which is pivotal to decrease the risk of the project in all cases. This is particularly evident for gefitinib. The EGFR mutation status is a breakthrough biomarker to predict therapeutic success which made this compound clinically acceptable, and this is plausibly reflected by a considerable increase of the translatability score. For psychiatric and Alzheimer's drugs, and for a CETP-inhibitor, the lack of suitable biomarkers and animal models is reflected by a low translatability score, well correlating with the excessive translational risk in these areas. These case studies document the apparent utility of the scoring system, at least under retrospective conditions, as the scores correlate with the outcomes at the level of market approval. Prospective validation is still missing, but these case studies are encouraging. PMID:22397594

2012-01-01

487

Heat Pump Application- An Industrial Case Study  

E-print Network

HEAT PUMP APPLICATION- AN INDUSTRIAL CASE STUDY Deepak Shukla, Ph.D. Sr. Process Engineer TENSA services, Inc. Houston, Texas ABSTRACT The economics of heat pumping across a distillation column is usually dependent on the amount... of additional compressor work required to lift thermal energy from a low source temperature to a high sink temperature. A reduction of this work improves the heat pump economics. This paper presents the results of a heat pump study conducted by TENSA...

Shukla, D.; Umoh, R.

488

Pathology Case Study: Post-operative bleeding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This transfusion medicine 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 an 83-year-old woman with post-operative bleeding and anemia. Laboratory values are provided in Table 1. The official final diagnosis is accompanied by a discussion of the contributing doctorâs 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 patientâs conditions.

Kiss, Joseph; Puca, Kathleen; Qu, Lirong; Triulzi, Darrell

2008-04-04

489

The Petition: A Global Warming Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These are the teaching notes for a case study in which students consider the political, economic, and ethical issues surrounding the debate over global warming. This case was designed to strengthen their understanding of the greenhouse effect; global warming and its possible causes; how past changes in temperature and carbon dioxide concentration can be estimated; what controls weather patterns; geochemical cycles; and how to read graphs and interpret data. In addition, they will acquire a better understanding of how humans may impact the earth's environment; the politics and economics of scientific issues; how and why experts may differ; and their responsibility in dealing with ethical and political issues.

Bruce Allen

490

Pathology Case Study: Left Chest Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This soft tissue pathology case, provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, illustrates the process of diagnosing the cause of a patientâs chest and back pain. A chest X-ray and CT scan revealed a chest mass. A biopsy of the mass was performed. Microscopic images of the biopsy 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 doctorâs 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.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Krisky, David

2009-05-06

491

Pathology Case Study: Complete Heart Block  

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 outlines the medical complications of a 9 year old patient following a small bowel and kidney transplantation. The patient's clinical history and autopsy findings, which include microscopic images, are provided, and the "Final Diagnosis" section details the official findings and diagnosis. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Dickman, Paul S.

492

An Examination of Oregon Writing Project Teachers: A Qualitative Study of Professional Development Experiences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study examined the influence of the 2011 Oregon Writing Project (OWP) Summer Institute (SI) on the professional development of six teachers in the following ways: 1. The development of case descriptions of teachers' personal and professional backgrounds relevant to their teaching of writing. 2. An examination of the effects

Obery, Angela D.

2012-01-01

493

Seismic damage to pipeline; Case study  

SciTech Connect

A case study of damage to a welded steel pipeline in Mexico City, caused by the 1985 Michoacan earthquake, is presented. Seismic damage to pipelines in past earthquakes is briefly reviewed. The damage has typically been due to seismic wave propagation or permanent ground deformations, such as faulting, landslides, or lateral spreads. Physical characteristics of the case study pipeline, pertinent soil conditions, recorded ground motion, and observed seismic damage in Mexico City are then presented. The recorded ground motion in the lake zone of Mexico City suggests a significant contribution from Rayleigh waves. A previously developed analysis procedure is used to estimate stress induced by seismic wave propagation in the case study pipeline. The pipeline stress is a function of the amplitude and wavelength of the ground strain, maximum friction forces at the soil-pipe interface, and the stress-strain characteristics of the pipeline material. It is shown that the estimated stress is only slightly less than the local compressional buckling stress for the case history pipeline.

O'Rourke, M.J.; Ayala, G. (Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY (USA). Dept. of Civil Engineering)

1990-03-01

494

District cooling technology characterization case study: Austin, Texas  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the work performed under Part 2 of the project entitled District Heating and Cooling Market Potential and Penetration Study.'' The project's primary objective is to study the potential of conventional and innovative district heating and cooling (DHC) space conditioning systems in the United States, in particular, those areas with significant heating and cooling load requirements. Part 2 entitled Implementation and Application of the Conceptual Approach,'' employs the DHC characterization methodology, previously developed in the initial phase of the project, to compare the economic feasibility of selected DHC system types in a specific community. Task 1 of Part 2 explored a broad-brush'' DHC characterization study of a high-heating load location using Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as a case area. This report addresses the completion of Task 2 of Part 2 which examines the potential of a few selected DHC systems in Austin, Texas, whose climate indicates a large demand for cooling. The subject matter described in this report focuses on the study of some district cooling technologies in Austin using the DHC characterization computer model developed at BNL. The model was employed to compare the economic viability of selected DHC system types, particularly those involving the production of chilled water and slush ice from cogenerator waste heat. Thermal storage applications were also considered. The annualized delivered energy cost was taken as the economic figure-of-merit. 6 refs., 33 figs., 5 tabs.

Coughlan, R.T.; Andrews, J.W.; Piraino, M.; Strasser, J.J.

1990-01-01

495

Comparative case studies of health reform in England  

E-print Network

Comparative case studies of health reform in England Report submitted to the Department of Health.......................................................................................................25 2.2.1 A profile of the six case study sites........................................................28 2.2.2 Case study characteristics

Birmingham, University of

496

Case study: flame arresters and exploding gasoline containers.  

PubMed

This paper describes the case study of a portable plastic gasoline container explosion and fire. While working at home on a science project to determine the burn rates of different types of wood fuel, a 14-year-old boy was severely burned after flames traveled back up into the portable gasoline container and exploded. A witness heard the explosion and reports that the flames went perhaps 10 ft in the air. It is shown by experimentation that a flame arrester installed in the pour opening of the portable gasoline container would have prevented an explosion inside the gasoline container. PMID:16181732

Hasselbring, Lori C

2006-03-17

497

Sealtest Ice Cream: A Case Study in Cooperation  

E-print Network

SEALTEST ICE CREAM: A CASE STUDY IN COOPERATION Maury P. Hepner, Ph.D., Vice President, Pequod Associates, Inc., Boston, MA ABSTRACT This was the first large industrial program from a Northeast utility. By participating in the DSM program... 1960's. In 1989, before the energy efficiency project, the plant was in danger of closing. Sea1test's parent company, KraftlGeneraI Foods, owns ice cream plants allover the country. This plant was one of least efficient plants left in the Kraft...

Hepner, M. P.

498

Pathology Case Study: Right Neck 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 the medical/health science field. This specific case from the collection documents a sixty-five year old female patient with enlarged lymph nodes in the jugular region, and a nodule of the thyroid. The patient's history is presented, as well as the gross and microscopic descriptions of her thyroid and lymph nodes (including images). Images from an electron microscopic examination are also included to aid in diagnosis. This is an excellent resource for providing students experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics. Students are encouraged to examine each aspect of the case and test their diagnostic skills against the official findings in the "Final Diagnosis" section.

Barnes, Leon, 1941-

499

Pathology Case Study: SLE, Paraproteinemia and Polyneuropathy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This neuropathology case study is provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology is an excellent resource for students and instructors in the health science fields. This particular case involves the diagnosis of an elderly woman with a history of the following conditions: polyarticular arthritis, butterfly rash, and Sicca syndrome. A detailed history of the patient provides all the necessary background information, and the microscopic description and images provide the necessary information to help diagnose her. The official diagnosis of this patient is provided in the âFinal Diagnosisâ section, and is accompanied by a discussion of the case and a short 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 patientâs conditions.

Bilbao, Juan M., 1938-

2008-03-07

500

Building Theories from Case Study Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the process of inducting theory using case studies-from\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009specifying the research questions to reaching closure. Some features\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009of the process, such as problem definition and construct validation,\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009are similar to hypothesis-testing research. Others, such as within-case\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009analysis and replication logic, are unique to the inductive, case-oriented\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009process. Overall, the process described here is highly iterative\\u000d\\u000a\\u0009and tightly

Kathleen M Eisenhardt

1989-01-01