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Managerial Case Studies; Special Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These case studies are designed to serve as guides to encourage investigation into library administration. Organized into four problem areas: Interim-shelving, Budget Reduction, Studies in a New Main Library Building, and Library Bindery Contracts; this p...

J. C. Smith

1975-01-01

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Case Study: JOBS Project (Bangladesh).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Job Opportunities and Business Support (JOBS) program in Bangladesh was established in 1997 as a $10.2 million US Agency for International Development (USAID) project. Collaborating with USAID on the program was the University of Maryland's Institutio...

E. Keppelman R. Yuasa S. Rahman V. Cheung

2003-01-01

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Interdisciplinary Student Teams Projects: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

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INNOVATIVE CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES CASE STUDIES - PROJECT REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the products of the "Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business" Program (P2SB) The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention i...

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Case studies of selected Project "Flash" events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Flooding is a consequence of the prevailing meteorological situation, the intensity and duration of precipitation, geomorphology, human activities over a geographical region and other factors. Floods result in damage and destruction of infrastructure and private property and, in some cases, in fatalities. Flash floods are sudden and quite localized in extend, characterized by excessive amounts of rainfall within a short period of time and are distinguished from other floods by their degree of severity. The broader knowledge concerning flash floods is useful for the better understanding of the underlying thermodynamic and dynamic mechanisms, as well as the associated physical processes. The wider understanding of flashfloods can form part of an integrated system for short and very short forecasting of these events. In the present study, the synoptic, dynamic and thermodynamic conditions during the development of a baroclinic depression which affected the area of Cyprus on 6 November 2005 are studied. The depression was associated with extreme weather phenomena, such as thunderstorms, a water spout and high precipitation accumulations. The results indicate the importance of the dynamic parameters in the system's development and the thermodynamic analysis has shown the convective potential of the atmosphere.

Nicolaides, K. A.; Michaelides, S. C.; Savvidou, K.; Orphanou, A.; Constantinides, P.; Charalambous, M.; Michaelides, M.

2009-03-01

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Knowledge Management in Business Process Development Projects: A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study is a result from an increasing need to develop processes and improve knowledge management and working methods in business process development projects in a fast growing case company. This study has been done in co-operation of the case company ...

M. Korpi-Filppula

2003-01-01

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Successful implementation of ERP projects: Evidence from two case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research examines what factors facilitate or inhibit the success of ERP projects and what actions can be taken to bring troubled ERP projects under control. It uses a case study methodology grounded in business process change theory to compare a successful ERP implementation with an unsuccessful one. Data was collected by conducting interviews at various levels of the subject

Jaideep Motwani; Dinesh Mirchandani; Manu Madan; A. Gunasekaran

2002-01-01

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Construction Project Control in Virtual Reality: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The construction process is a very complex undertaking. Achieving an effective control for the construction project is very difficult. A Virtual Construction Project Control System (VCPCS) is presented in this study and applied to a practical construction project in Shanghai, China, say, Chia-Tai Mall. VCPCS is the first Virtual Reality (VR) system for a large-scale real construction project in China.

Guo-Cheng Li; Lie-Yun Ding; Jing-Tao Wang

2006-01-01

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Learning to Do Through Investigative Projects: A Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Jolly, Pratibha

2005-10-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

R. C. Teixeira; J. I. Akamatsu

2006-01-01

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Indonesian Lesson Study in Practice: Case Study of Indonesian Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a case study of the experiences under the Indonesian Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Project (IMSTEP) concerning in-service teacher training through the practice of lesson study collaboratively conducted by schools and universities. The purpose of the case study is two-fold: first, to examine the changes in teaching…

Saito, Eisuke; Harun, Imansyah; Kuboki, Isamu; Tachibana, Hideharu

2006-01-01

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Data management for community research projects: A JGOFS case study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Lowry, Roy K.

1992-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

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Chemical Process Development Case Study as a Source of Requirements for the GOLD Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper outlines a case study of an actual chemical development project run in collaboration with a number of chemical companies. A Virtual Organization (VO) approach was adopted throughout the project as the necessary skills were not available in eith...

A. Conlin A. Wright H. Hiden

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Diedrich-Rielly, Irene; Zenz, Kathleen

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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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INNOVATIVE CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES CASE STUDIES - SECOND YEAR PROJECT REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The Innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the products of the "Pollution Prevention by and far Small Business" Program (P2SB). he P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in...

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INNOVATIVE CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES CASE STUDIES - SECOND YEAR PROJECT REPORT  

EPA Science Inventory

The Innovative Clean Technologies Case Studies contained herein are the products of the "Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business" Program (P2SB). The P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution pr...

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The integrated scheduling system: A case study in project management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

1989-01-01

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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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Data Management for Community Research Projects: A JGOFS Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 thes...

R. K. Lowry

1992-01-01

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The Risk Management of Thermal Power Construction Projects in China: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In China, a large number of electric power projects are under construction as a result of huge energy demand. There is an increasing need of risks identification and management during the development and construction process of power projects. This paper selects Donghua-a typical heat and power combined project in Northern China as a case study. Using expert investigation method, the

Zhen-Yu Zhao; Zheng-Hao Yun; Jian Zuo

2009-01-01

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Internet-based information and communication systems on remote construction projects: a case study analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an attempt to bring the unique talents of various construction industry project participants together in a more productive and integrated manner, the Online Remote Construction Management (ORCM) project commenced in July 1999 proposing to test, field trial, and\\/or evaluate the implementation of various Internet-based Construction Project Management (ICPM) systems and information and communication technologies (ICT) on five case study

A. Weippert; S. L. Kajewski; P. A. Tilley

2002-01-01

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A Study Case about a Software Project Management Success Metrics  

Microsoft Academic Search

For years, the success of a project is measured using the cost, time and quality, but to restrict the assessment in these dimensions for the evaluation of success of the Project Management has been challenged both by the academic community and by practitioners. Differences emerge from the fact that these criteria are restricted to efficiency, while the results of the

Rogério T. O. Lacerda; Leonardo Ensslin; Sandra R. Ensslin

2009-01-01

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Project EFECT: A Case Study of Collaboration and Cooperation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Project Education for Effective Collaborative Training (Project EFECT) involved graduate student professionals such as school counselors, social workers, school psychologists, and nurses in providing counseling, parent education, home visits, and other services to school-aged children and their families. Nurse interns valued the opportunity to…

Gropper, Roberta G.; Shepard-Tew, Diane

2000-01-01

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A Case Study of Collaboration: The Chicano Pinto Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a collaborative project involving academics and Chicano convicts and addicts which, despite the potential for serious strain between the groups involved, was in fact a success. (Author)

Moore, Joan W.

1977-01-01

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Case Study of the Kansas City Partnership Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Kansas City, Kansas, partnership project was a short - term effort that sought to improve the data base by which the city commission could make resource allocation decisions and increase the role of the city planning department in human services activ...

M. Armstrong M. J. Blank

1977-01-01

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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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Case Study of San Francisco AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) Service Demonstration Project. Part 7.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In October 1986 the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded grants in Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco to initiate Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) Service Demonstration projects. The report is a case study of th...

M. Keyes R. Andrews E. Howell

1989-01-01

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Aspects of Software Quality Assurance in Open Source Software Projects: Two Case Studies from Apache Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Open source software (OSS) solutions provide mission- critical services to industry and government organizations. However, empirical studies on OSS development practices raise concerns on risky practices such as unclear require- ment elicitation, ad hoc development process, little atten- tion to quality assurance (QA) and documentation, and poor project management. Event then the ability to pro- duce high quality products in

Dindin Wahyudin; Alexander Schatten; Dietmar Winkler; Stefan Biffl

2007-01-01

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Hansen, Frederick D.; Pitts, Donald

2005-01-01

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A Case Study of Teacher Learning in an Assessment for Learning Project in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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Collected Case Study Evaluations of the Appalachian Regional Commission's Educational Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of an evaluation of educational projects funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) during the 1990s, case studies were conducted at eight sites in four Appalachian states. The sites reflected a range of project types, including school programs, adult literacy, distance education, and dropout prevention. Site visits allowed for a…

Bartfai, Nicole; Kleiner, Brian; Nyre, Glenn; Plishker, Laurie; Silverstein, Gary; Snow, Kyle

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Janine Partington; Mick Totten

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fecher, Ann, Ed.

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Control in outsourced ISD projects based on psychological contract: a multiple case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The paper seeks to investigate the effects of psychological contract on control mechanisms in outsourced ISD projects, based on control theories and psychological contract theories. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper is a multiple case study involving five outsourced projects completed by one of the largest and most successful telecommunication vendors in China. The company was the client in three

Xiaoyan Li; Jiye Mao; Jing Qian

2010-01-01

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Co-evolution process between basic research and applied research: A case study of ?-TAS projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although some preceding studies have investigated the co-evolution process of basic research and applied research, the actual interaction between them has not yet been closely observed. This study attempts to show the actual ways in which basic research and applied research interact with and influence each other, by a detailed case study of the mu-TAS (micro total analysis system) projects

Hideki Yoshida; Tadashi Sasa; Eiichi Maruyama

2009-01-01

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Multiple Case Studies to Enhance Project-Based Learning in a Computer Architecture Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

The IEEE\\/Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Computing Curricula and the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) Evaluation Criteria 2000 emphasize the use of recurrent concepts and system design\\/evaluation through projects and case studies in the curriculum of Computer and Electrical Engineering. In addition, efficient teamwork, autonomy, and initiative are commonly required qualifications for a professional in this field. Project-based

Alejandra Martínez-Monés; Eduardo Gómez-Sánchez; Yannis A. Dimitriadis; Iván M. Jorrín-Abellán; Bartolomé Rubia-Avi; Guillermo Vega-Gorgojo

2005-01-01

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A comparison of alternative approaches to the capstone experience: case studies versus collaborative projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Arizona State University, we have completed a multi-semester, NSF-sponsored research project in which the orientation of our traditional capstone course was changed from a lecture-oriented case study to a team-oriented collaborative project. In this paper, we describe our traditional approach to the computer systems engineering capstone course, as well as the approach

William T. Neumann; Marvin C. Woodfill

1998-01-01

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The Student Impact Study of the Alliance+ Project: Three Case Studies in K-12 Technology Integration  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This report presents a general framework for the evaluation of an in-service internet education program for K-12 teachers. Based on the literature of effective integration of technology in the classroom and formative evaluation studies conducted over the past four years, the framework identifies specific criteria for the effective integration of unique and compelling applications of the internet in the classroom. The criteria encompass six distinct categories that define the teaching and learning environment: (1) clearly defined learning objectives; (2) alignment of those objectives with national curriculum standards, state curriculum standards, or both; (3) inquiry-based learning tasks that rely on both group and individual work; (4) appropriate student use of diverse technology tools and resources; (5) appropriate use of assessment to guide and measure student learning; and (6) students? sharing of results with an audience beyond the classroom as a means to connect classroom learning with the local community and larger communities of learners. Three case studies from the Alliance+ project are presented to illustrate an application of the framework. The study should be of interest to policymakers and all those working on diverse approaches to school reform, including student-centered learning, inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, and the effective integration of technology in the classroom. Target Audience: High School Faculty/Administrators, 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

Yepes-Baraya, Mario

2009-12-07

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Rescuing Troubled Software Projects by Team Transformation: A Case Study With an ERP Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many software projects fail, whether failure is measured in terms of budget, schedule, or some other requirement. The causes of such failures are many, but are not always easily recognized. This is not the least due to the human dimension of corporate activities, as spurious or misdiagnosed issues in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects can take on a life of

Kim Man Lui; Keith C. C. Chan

2008-01-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

Not Available

1980-03-01

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State Roundtable Case Studies: Idaho and South Dakota. Western Policy Exchange Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

These two case studies were commissioned by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) as part of its Western Policy Exchange (WPE) Project, in an effort to understand the dynamics and perceived consequences of a "state roundtable" approach to fostering partnerships in education in order to advance systemic change and reforms…

Bender, Louis W.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Butler, Alison; Christofili, Monica

2014-01-01

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An Evaluative Case Study of Project-Based Learning in High School Vocational Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is growing apprehension among business people, educators, and government policy makers regarding the gap between the skills and knowledge needed for success in the workforce and those provided in school. The purpose of this qualitative evaluative case study was to investigate the effectiveness of project-based learning (PBL) in the…

Tanner, Andrea P.

2012-01-01

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Identifying stakeholder perspectives in a large collaborative project: an ICT4D case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores some of the benefits of formally capturing stakeholder perspectives through conducting stakeholder interviews in a large, collaborative project. The case study discussed is an Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) venture between two universities, industry, government and communities based in the former homeland of Transkei in rural South Africa. Benefits of conducting stakeholder interviews are discussed

Susan Hansen; Toni Robertson; Laurie Wilson; Hannah Thinyane; Sibukele Gumbo

2011-01-01

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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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Project Based Learning for Life Skill Building in 12th Grade Social Studies Classrooms: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Based on the assumption that project based learning (PBL) in 12th grade social studies classrooms contributes to the development of life skills for high school seniors in this advanced and globalized time, this research will investigate student experiences with PBL methods for helping them acquire skills along with a case study of a successful PBL…

Zimmerman, Daniele C.

2010-01-01

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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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A Model for Semi-Informal Online Learning Communities: A Case Study of the NASA INSPIRE Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Keesee, Amanda Glasgow

2011-01-01

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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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A Case Study on Applying Lean Construction to Concrete Construction Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Lean construction is aimed at improving construction performance by eliminating wastes that do not add value to the customer. This project studies lean construction and its application in concrete construction projects at both the operation and project levels. In conjunction with a concrete contractor, actual concrete construction projects were observed, and problem areas contributing to delay and other wastes were

Lingguang Song

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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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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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On the Impact of Kanban on Software Project Work: An Empirical Case Study Investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The pertinent mission of software project man- agement is to continuously achieve more and more successful projects. In the field of software development, the Kanban method has gained momentum recently, mostly due to its linkages to Lean thinking. However, only a few empirical studies investi- gate the dynamics and impacts of Kanban on projects. The aim of this study is

Marko Ikonen; Elena Pirinen; Fabian Fagerholm; Petri Kettunen; Pekka Abrahamsson

2011-01-01

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Case Studies of UMTA (Urban Mass Transportation Administration) Private Sector Initiative Projects in Syracuse, Central New Jersey and Atlanta.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents three case studies of private sector organizations that were awarded grants in 1983 from the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) for Section 8 Private Sector Initiative Projects (also referred to as 'challenge grants' by UM...

D. Curry

1987-01-01

60

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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Project on Social Architecture in Education. Final Report. Part III: Case Studies. Chapter 6: Westgate Schools. A Case Study of Two Open-Space Elementary Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains chapter 6 of the final report of the Project on Social Architecture in Education. Five case studies were produced from the data collected at each site, using a common outline developed from the conceptual framework. Chapter 6 is about two schools that emphasized open education in new open-space settings, in a small, suburban…

Miles, Matthew B.

63

Factors affecting contractors’ risk attitudes in construction projects: Case study from China  

Microsoft Academic Search

Risk-based decision making (RBDM) is critical in successful construction project management, in which decision makers’ attitudes towards risks play an important role. Most previous studies in construction project risk management have been focusing on the factors contributing to the success of risk management, but little attention was given to factors significantly affecting decision makers’ risk attitudes in construction projects. To

Jiayuan Wang; Hongping Yuan

2011-01-01

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Rural Community Action: A Series of Case Studies of Action Projects in Small New York State Communities. Miscellaneous Bulletin 116.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The report presents case studies of 7 community action projects which were undertaken by New York communities with populations under 10,000 and which show how local leaders can improve the quality of life in their communities. The report describes the background, initiation, expansion, implementation, consequences, and highlights of the projects,…

Preston, James C.; Halton, Katherine B.

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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

66

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Hendrix, T. Dean; Schneider, Michelle P.

1998-01-01

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The phenomenon of stress as perceived by Project 2000 student nurses: a case study.  

PubMed

This case study was undertaken at a college of nursing in Northern Ireland with its first cohort of Project 2000 student nurses. The aim was to investigate perceived stress on the course. A qualitative approach was adopted utilizing Cox's (1991) transactional model of stress as the guiding theoretical framework. Data were collected through questionnaires and in-depth semi-structured interviews and analysed using a grounded theory methodology. Findings reveal that stress is perceived in relation to non-integration with tertiary education and non-integration with the ward team. This stress results from a tension between dependence and the quest for independence in the pursuit of academic freedom and clinical competence. The dependence/independence continuum has been identified as the core variable underpinning student-reported stress. Valuable insights have been gained in relation to how student nurses perceive and cope with stress associated with the introduction of the new Project 20000 curriculum, especially at this time of flux in nurse education. It is concluded that student stress could be minimized if tutors acknowledged its presence and reflected the course philosophy in their practice. Better liaison between the college and clinical areas may resolve some of the ward staff's negative attitudes and misunderstanding of the course aims. Finally, students have a need to develop clinical skills much earlier in the course than at present, in order to feel valued, to contribute to patient care and to integrate with the ward team. PMID:7745208

Hamill, C

1995-03-01

68

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

69

Monitoring hydrofrac-induced seismicity by surface arrays - the DHM-Project Basel case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The method "nanoseismic monitoring" was applied during the hydraulic stimulation at the Deep-Heat-Mining-Project (DHM-Project) Basel. Two small arrays in a distance of 2.1 km and 4.8 km to the borehole recorded continuously for two days. During this time more than 2500 seismic events were detected. The method of the surface monitoring of induced seismicity was compared to the reference which the hydrofrac monitoring presented. The latter was conducted by a network of borehole seismometers by Geothermal Explorers Limited. Array processing provides a outlier resistant, graphical jack-knifing localization method which resulted in a average deviation towards the reference of 850 m. Additionally, by applying the relative localization master-event method, the NNW-SSE strike direction of the reference was confirmed. It was shown that, in order to successfully estimate the magnitude of completeness as well as the b-value at the event rate and detection sensibility present, 3 h segments of data are sufficient. This is supported by two segment out of over 13 h of evaluated data. These segments were chosen so that they represent a time during the high seismic noise during normal working hours in daytime as well as the minimum anthropogenic noise at night. The low signal-to-noise ratio was compensated by the application of a sonogram event detection as well as a coincidence analysis within each array. Sonograms allow by autoadaptive, non-linear filtering to enhance signals whose amplitudes are just above noise level. For these events the magnitude was determined by the master-event method, allowing to compute the magnitude of completeness by the entire-magnitude-range method provided by the ZMAP toolbox. Additionally, the b-values were determined and compared to the reference values. An introduction to the method of "nanoseismic monitoring" will be given as well as the comparison to reference data in the Basel case study.

Blascheck, P.; Häge, M.; Joswig, M.

2012-04-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Miles, Matthew B.; And Others

71

Project Minerva: Management Education for Safety and Health - Selected Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Case studies were presented to illustrate the effect of safety and health on the success of business management. The studies were intended to be used to help business administration students understand the importance of safety and health in business. The ...

1984-01-01

72

Indonesian Construction Supply Chains Cost Structure and Factors: A Case Study of Two Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Studies of Indonesian construction supply chains have been in the early stage. Previous studies have described very well the structures of construction project supply chains. Moreover, one of strategies that have been considered by construction companies for gaining a competitive advantage is to reduce the cost of their supply chains. The research's objective is to identify the cost structure of

Muhamad Abduh; Biemo W. Soemardi; Reini D. Wirahadikusumah

2012-01-01

73

The Stanislaus Waste-to-Energy Project; A health risk assessment case study in California  

SciTech Connect

The key issue associated with permitting resource recovery projects in California has been the evaluation of potential health impacts from toxic air contaminant (TAC) emissions. The Stanislaus Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility, currently under construction near Crows Landing, California, is one of a very small number of resource recovery projects permitted for construction in California. The permitting history of the project represents an important study of the health risk assessment approach to evaluate TAC impacts. This study presents the history of the agency review process and a discussion of the evolution of the risk assessment methodology. The study summarizes the perspectives on healthr4isk assessment, as gained by the experience form the Stanislaus WTE facility.

Lowe, J.; Alberts, M.; Dietrich, W. (Radian Corp., Sacramento, CA (USA))

1987-01-01

74

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

75

Stepped Care for Maternal Mental Health: A Case Study of the Perinatal Mental Health Project in South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

As one article in a series on Global Mental Health Practice, Simone Honikman and colleagues from South Africa provide a case study of the Perinatal Mental Health Project, which delivered mental health care to pregnant women in a collaborative, step-wise manner, making use of existing resources in primary care.

Simone Honikman; Thandi van Heyningen; Sally Field; Emily Baron; Mark Tomlinson

2012-01-01

76

Online Collaborative Learning in a Project-Based Learning Environment in Taiwan: A Case Study on Undergraduate Students' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study investigated undergraduate students' first experience in online collaborative learning in a project-based learning (PBL) environment in Taiwan. Data were collected through interviews of 48 students, instructor's field notes, researchers' online observations, students' online discourse, and group artifacts. The findings revealed…

Zhang, Ke; Peng, Shiang Wuu; Hung, Jui-long

2009-01-01

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Online collaborative learning in a project?based learning environment in Taiwan: a case study on undergraduate students’ perspectives  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study investigated undergraduate students’ first experience in online collaborative learning in a project?based learning (PBL) environment in Taiwan. Data were collected through interviews of 48 students, instructor’s field notes, researchers’ online observations, students’ online discourse, and group artifacts. The findings revealed interesting phenomena as results of cultural influences as well as educational system impacts. Students experienced learning benefits

Ke Zhang; Shiang Wuu Peng

2009-01-01

78

Technical, Intelligence, and Project Information System for the Environmental Health Service. Volume III. Lead Model Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The lead model case study was undertaken to serve as a working example and to evaluate the technical, intelligence, and project information system under consideration for EHS. Occurrence and use patterns for lead within the U.S. were examined. The major c...

G. A. Lutz A. A. Levin S. G. Bloom K. L. Nielsen J. L. Cross

1970-01-01

79

Collaborative Design and Use of Open Educational Resources: A Case Study of a Mathematics Teacher Education Project in South Africa  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Sapire, Ingrid; Reed, Yvonne

2011-01-01

80

Stepped care for maternal mental health: a case study of the perinatal mental health project in South Africa.  

PubMed

As one article in a series on Global Mental Health Practice, Simone Honikman and colleagues from South Africa provide a case study of the Perinatal Mental Health Project, which delivered mental health care to pregnant women in a collaborative, step-wise manner, making use of existing resources in primary care. PMID:22666181

Honikman, Simone; van Heyningen, Thandi; Field, Sally; Baron, Emily; Tomlinson, Mark

2012-01-01

81

Family planning through child health: a case study of El Kef project in Tunisia.  

PubMed

In 1970, a Dutch medical team began work in the city of El Kef in Tunisia on a project designed to bring family planning into rural areas. The project aimed to persuade the rural people to use urban health centers, but this approach failed partly because of the remoteness of the communities and their reluctance to discuss personal matters with strangers. Funded by UNFPA, a new project began to recruit and train local girls as home health visitors or aides-familiales, an approach which became the central focus of the El Kef project. The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) took over the project and expanded it to include nutrition, health care, health education, family planning, disease prevention and domestic crafts. 4 goals were fixed for the project: total vaccination coverage for children; elimination of severe malnutrition; reduction of infant mortality; and use of family planning practice by at least 1/2 the women of childbearing age. An efficient recordkeeping system enabled the project to be carefully evaluated and provides much-needed data, showing where it has achieved its aims and where new efforts should be directed. The project resulted in large numbers of women receiving ante-natal advice, child care and family planning from their local health centers. 860 pregnant women were followed up during the 3-year study period. Some 57% of pregnant women went for advice; only 15% went for postnatal care, but 50% of the women under 50 attended child welfare sessions during the study period for weight checks, nutrition advice, vaccination and treatment for minor ailments. Over the 3 years, the number of contraceptive users more than trebled, from 14% to 54%. The IUD was the most popular method. The most successful aspect of the project was the emphasis on maternal and child health, and the home visits were the most motivating feature. Vaccination became more popular. A further aspect of the project was the training in home improvement skills, like sewing, knitting and gardening. After 4 years in the field the aides familiales were a valuable resource of skill and experience. Family planning was integrated with maternal and child health in the government program through the health infrastructure. PMID:12313877

Bouzidi, M; Jones, M

1985-01-01

82

Cleanroom Case Study in the Software Engineering Laboratory: Project Description and Early Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study analyzes the application of the cleanroom software development methodology to the development of production software at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. The cleanroom methodology emphasizes human discipline in program verification to ...

S. Green A. Kouchakdjian V. Basili D. Weidow

1990-01-01

83

Social impacts of large dam projects: a comparison of international case studies and implications for best practice.  

PubMed

This paper applies the tool of social impact assessment (SIA) to understand the effects of large dam projects on human communities. We draw upon data from two recent SIA projects: the Lesotho Highlands Water Project in Southern Africa, and the Manwan Dam, located on the upper Mekong River in southwestern China. These two cases allow us to examine the social impacts of large dam projects through time and across various geographical scales. We focus on a range of social impacts common to many large-scale dam projects, including: the migration and resettlement of people near the dam sites; changes in the rural economy and employment structure; effects on infrastructure and housing; impacts on non-material or cultural aspects of life; and impacts on community health and gender relations. By identifying potential impacts in advance of a large dam project, agencies and policymakers can make better decisions about which interventions should be undertaken, and how. We conclude our analysis with an overview of lessons learned from the case studies and suggestions for best practice in assessing the social impacts of large dams. Conducting proper social impact assessments can help to promote development strategies that address the most important concerns for local populations, enhancing the long-term sustainability of dam projects. PMID:19008036

Tilt, Bryan; Braun, Yvonne; He, Daming

2009-07-01

84

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Avraamidou, Lucy

2013-01-01

85

Environmental Impact Analysis Using Hybrid Decision Support Framework: A Transportation Project Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study for any project is a time- consuming process because it has a large number of dependent and independent variables that must be taken into account. Although EIAs are dependent on geo-spatial information in order to make an assessment, there are no standard rules for conducting an environmental assessment. In addition, each assessment objective is

Mohamed El-Gafy; Tariq Abdelhamid; Yassir AbdelRazig

2010-01-01

86

A Case Study on the Relationships between Participation in Online Discussion and Achievement of Project Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objective of the study is to discuss about the correlation between each group's performances of participation in online discussion and their achievements of project-based works. Performances of online discussion consist of content, frequency, and frequency of participation in discussion after each login into the Web community system. Research…

Chang, Chi-Cheng

2008-01-01

87

District of Columbia Fire Fighters' Project: A Case Study in Occupational Folklife.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The monograph presents the results of an ethnographic study of urban fire fighters in a casebook format. It is preceded by a general introduction and accompanied by a critique of the entire public sector project written. In addition to this material, conc...

R. McCarl

1985-01-01

88

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Finn, Jane E.; Kohler, Paula D.

2010-01-01

89

Environmental conflicts, research projects and the generation of collective expectations: a case study of a land regeneration project in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

PubMed

Locally based research projects may generate multiple and competing expectations from local actors, particularly when they deal with local issues that are perceived as affecting the local quality of life, such as land regeneration. The sociology of expectations provides an entry point through which the expectations of research projects in the context of an environmental conflict can be investigated. This article analyzes a case study of a project (RECOAL) whose remit was to develop regeneration solutions for coal ash disposal sites in the western Balkans.The sociology of expectations is applied here to explain the linkage between the emergence of political discourses and collective expectations. The analysis suggests that the emergence of collective future orientations of locally based research projects needs to be understood with reference to the specific political positions from which such orientations are expressed. While expectations may shape the political debate, the political debate is also generative of such expectations. PMID:23038857

Broto, Vanesa Castan

2012-05-01

90

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Eder, Stefan; Poscher, Gerhard; Kohl, Bernhard

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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

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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

93

Application of Six Sigma methodology DMAIC in HR project management —A case study of Motorola SC HR DSS project  

Microsoft Academic Search

HR project management has been an important and exciting topic in both academic research and practical conduct. The Human Resource Management areas identified by the Six Sigma approach are frequently appearing as topics in the management literature. This paper presents a typical example in which Six Sigma methodology DMAIC is applied in a Motorola Supply Chain HR project on 3

Yun-na Liu; Kang Li

2011-01-01

94

Project SEARCH: Special Education as Requirements in Charter Schools. Final Report of a Research Study: Cross-State Analysis of Findings and Summaries of State Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents findings of Project SEARCH, a qualitative research study of how charter schools interpret laws and regulations governing the education of children with disabilities, especially the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The project involved a preliminary 15-state policy analysis followed by in-depth case

Ahearn, Eileen M.; Lange, Cheryl M.; Rhim, Lauren Morando; McLaughlin, Margaret J.

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The Bucharest Early Intervention Project: case study in the ethics of mental health research.  

PubMed

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 article 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 the 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, the risks and benefits to participants of participating in the study, and posttrial 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

2012-03-01

96

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Requirements prioritization is an essential mechanism of agile software development approaches. It maximizes the value delivered to the clients and accommodates changing requirements. This paper presents results of an exploratory cross-case study on agile prioritization and business value delivery processes in eight software organizations. We found that some explicit and fundamental assumptions of agile requirement prioritization approaches, as described in

Zornitza Racheva; Maya Daneva; Klaas Sikkel; Andrea Herrmann; Roel Wieringa

2010-01-01

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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.

98

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

99

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-04-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2010-09-01

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Assessing the Performance of Road Construction Projects: The Practical Application of EVPM Method (Case Study)  

Microsoft Academic Search

An ideal project performance control system sets the baseline and performance indicators, measures the project performances and compares them with the expected plan. Among the available range of project performance assessment tools, Earned Value Performance Measurement (EVPM) successfully encompasses scope, schedule and cost information within a single quantitative integrated analysis for measuring and reporting project performance and forecasting future performance

P. Daneshmand; A. Khreich

102

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Boubaker Raddaoui

103

Framework for Small-Scale Experiments in Software Engineering: Guidance and Control Software Project: Software Engineering Case Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Software is becoming increasingly significant in today's critical avionics systems. To achieve safe, reliable software, government regulatory agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Defense mandate the use of certain software development methods. However, little scientific evidence exists to show a correlation between software development methods and product quality. Given this lack of evidence, a series of experiments has been conducted to understand why and how software fails. The Guidance and Control Software (GCS) project is the latest in this series. The GCS project is a case study of the Requirements and Technical Concepts for Aviation RTCA/DO-178B guidelines, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification. All civil transport airframe and equipment vendors are expected to comply with these guidelines in building systems to be certified by the FAA for use in commercial aircraft. For the case study, two implementations of a guidance and control application were developed to comply with the DO-178B guidelines for Level A (critical) software. The development included the requirements, design, coding, verification, configuration management, and quality assurance processes. This paper discusses the details of the GCS project and presents the results of the case study.

Hayhurst, Kelly J.

1998-01-01

104

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This case study of a teacher who engaged his students in inquiry within a technologically rich classroom was conducted over 5 weeks, including 15 regularly scheduled classes. Data include extensive teacher interviews, e-mail, and artifacts such as class notes, curriculum guides, and handouts. A retrospective analysis methodology was utilized to address what Barron et al. (1998), called the "major hurdles" in implementing project-based curricula: the simultaneous changes in curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices. In addition, a framework developed by the National Research Council's "How People Learn" was employed to provide detail on the nature of knowledge, learner, assessment, and community centeredness of the project-based unit. Finally, the classroom environment created during a unit of astronomy was analyzed and five principles emerged: the sense of a project, the development of independent individuals, creation of a global community of learners, a cyclic nature of instruction emphasizing conceptual and procedural understanding, and the utilization of distributedexpertise.

Petrosino, Anthony J.

2004-12-01

105

Systematic and Holistic IT Project Management Approach for Commercial Software with Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

IT is fast becoming intrinsic to our daily existence. Companies invest large sums of monies for major IT projects with very limited success. Despite the abundance of IT project management (ITPM) resources (Body of Knowledge, IT standards, governance), a large percentage of IT projects continue to be scrapped, over budget, and\\/or delayed. In a few decades, a large- scale IT

Theresa A. Kraft

2007-01-01

106

Predicting project environmental performance under market uncertainties: case study of oil sands coke.  

PubMed

A method combining life cycle assessment (LCA) and real options analyses is developed to predict project environmental and financial performance over time, under market uncertainties and decision-making flexibility. The method is applied to examine alternative uses for oil sands coke, a carbonaceous byproduct of processing the unconventional petroleum found in northern Alberta, Canada. Under uncertainties in natural gas price and the imposition of a carbon price, our method identifies that selling the coke to China for electricity generation by integrated gasification combined cycle is likely to be financially preferred initially, but eventually hydrogen production in Alberta is likely to be preferred. Compared to the results of a previous study that used life cycle costing to identify the financially preferred alternative, the inclusion of real options analysis adds value as it accounts for flexibility in decision-making (e.g., to delay investment), increasing the project's expected net present value by 25% and decreasing the expected life cycle greenhouse gas emissions by 11%. Different formulations of the carbon pricing policy or changes to the natural gas price forecast alter these findings. The combined LCA/real options method provides researchers and decision-makers with more comprehensive information than can be provided by either technique alone. PMID:23675646

McKellar, Jennifer M; Bergerson, Joule A; Kettunen, Janne; MacLean, Heather L

2013-06-01

107

The cleanroom case study in the Software Engineering Laboratory: Project description and early analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This case study analyzes the application of the cleanroom software development methodology to the development of production software at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. The cleanroom methodology emphasizes human discipline in program verification to produce reliable software products that are right the first time. Preliminary analysis of the cleanroom case study shows that the method can be applied successfully in the FDD environment and may increase staff productivity and product quality. Compared to typical Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL) activities, there is evidence of lower failure rates, a more complete and consistent set of inline code documentation, a different distribution of phase effort activity, and a different growth profile in terms of lines of code developed. The major goals of the study were to: (1) assess the process used in the SEL cleanroom model with respect to team structure, team activities, and effort distribution; (2) analyze the products of the SEL cleanroom model and determine the impact on measures of interest, including reliability, productivity, overall life-cycle cost, and software quality; and (3) analyze the residual products in the application of the SEL cleanroom model, such as fault distribution, error characteristics, system growth, and computer usage.

Green, Scott; Kouchakdjian, Ara; Basili, Victor; Weidow, David

1990-01-01

108

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

109

Highway Project Level Life-Cycle Benefit\\/Cost Analysis under Certainty, Risk, and Uncertainty: Methodology with Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the key steps in the highway investment decision-making process is to conduct project evaluation. The existing project level life-cycle cost analysis approaches for estimating project benefits maintain limited capacity of probabilistic risk assessments of input factors such as highway agency costs, traffic growth rates, and discount rates. However, they do not explicitly address cases where those factors are

Zongzhi Li; Sunil Madanu

2009-01-01

110

Managing Uncertainty in ERP Project Estimation Practice: An Industrial Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Uncertainty is a crucial element in managing projects. This paper’s aim is to shed some light into the issue of uncertain\\u000a context factors when estimating the effort needed for implementing enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects. We outline\\u000a a solution approach to this issue. It complementarily deploys three techniques to allow a tradeoff between ERP projects requiring\\u000a more effort than expected

Maya Daneva; A. Jedlitschka; O. Salo

2008-01-01

111

Cost Allocation of Multiagency Water Resource Projects: Game Theoretic Approaches and Case Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water resource projects are often jointly carried out by a number of communities and agencies. Participation in a joint project depends on how costs are allocated among the participants and how cost shares compare with the cost of independent projects. Cooperative N-person game theory offers approaches which yield cost allocations that satisfy rationality conditions favoring participation. A new solution concept, the normalized nucleolus, is discussed and applied to a water reuse project in southern California. Results obtained with the normalized nucleolus are compared with those derived with more traditional solution concepts, namely, the nucleolus and the Shapley value.

Lejano, Raul P.; Davos, Climis A.

1995-05-01

112

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

113

Improving HEI Productivity and Performance through Project Management: Implications from a Benchmarking Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As higher education institutions (HEIs) look to be more commercial in their outlook they are likely to become more dependent on the successful implementation of projects. This article reports a benchmarking survey of PM maturity in a HEI, with the purpose of assessing its capability to implement projects. Data were collected via questionnaires…

Bryde, David; Leighton, Diana

2009-01-01

114

Student- Directed Projects: An International Case Study for Social Work Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Student-directed projects are increasingly becoming a common phenomenon in schools of social work across the United States. Students acquire a great learning experience from these projects, which sharpen their skills in leadership, innovation, and practice. Social work practitioners who go through such a process emerge having acquired knowledge…

Chowa, Gina A.; Ansong, David

2010-01-01

115

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.

116

Boeing – a case study example of enterprise project management from a learning organisation perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper helps explain the impact and potential for companies to better leverage knowledge and organisational learning from their portfolio of projects. It offers a model based on analysis of the development of the Boeing Company and from change management theory of a way to achieve an enterprise project management culture through organisational learning. The paper provides insight into and

Conrad C. Szymczak; Derek H. T. Walker

2003-01-01

117

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.

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

2014-01-01

118

Software Testing and IEC 61508 - Project Case Study and Further Thoughts  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper describes the testing activities carried out by IPL during the development of a system to the safety standards mandated by IEC 61508 (IEC, 1998). The system has been evaluated as SIL 1, and was coded in C++ with about 115 KLoC (thousand Lines of Code) produced, tested and delivered to the customer. Details are provided of the project’s background, purpose, phasing, specification/ design documentation and corresponding testing activities. The paper concludes with some thoughts on the testing activities adopted by the project and further reflections on the current relevance of the testing activities recommended by IEC 61508.

Flint, Wayne; Ist, Ian Gilchr

119

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

1977-01-01

120

Meeting the challenge: A case study of Sandia National Laboratories Records Inventory Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Sandia National Laboratories determined that the most effective method to address records management initiatives would be through a single, comprehensive facilities wide records inventory and retention schedule project. The logistic of such an undertaking...

L. J. Cusimano C. B. Roberts

1993-01-01

121

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

122

Risks in ERP Project - Case Study of IS\\/ICT Management Capability Maturity Level and Risk Assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects are considered to be expensive, time-consuming, difficult to manage, and extremely risky. ERP projects are risky from the strategic, operational, technical and organisational perspectives. The risks and critical success factors of ERP projects have been widely studied, and the management of risks is crucial to a successful ERP project. Generic risk analyses have faced inflation,

Mika Ojal; Inka Vilpola; Ilkka Kouri

123

Intelligent transportation systems case study: central artery (I-93)/tunnel (I-90) project, Boston, Massachusetts, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) project provides an excellent opportunity to implement and test the application of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology to improve traffic safety in a congested urban corridor. As currently designed, the CA/T project will have the most extensive ITS capabilities of any highway in the U.S.A., and numerous opportunities exist to build upon these capabilities. Advances in the state-of-the-art of both ITS technology and applications can improve the safety and convenience of the travelling public in Eastern Massachusetts and provide significant regional economic benefits as well.

Luchian, Sergiu F.; Krechmer, Daniel

1995-01-01

124

Remediation Case Studies: Groundwater Treatment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this report is to provide case studies of groundwater treatment site cleanup projects. This volume contains reports on eleven projects, eight of which are still ongoing. Most of the projects address petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated al...

1995-01-01

125

A Case Study of a Community?Based Transition Education Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Australia, the needs of non?tertiary bound students have been the focus of a number of special initiatives funded by the Commonwealth Schools Commission. One such intitiative, the Commonwealth?State Transition Education Programme was designed to help students prepare for work while completing their schooling. In this paper, a particular transition education project is described and its effectiveness as an agent

John Lake; John Williamson

1987-01-01

126

Evaluative research: a case study of the Teacher Induction Pilot Schemes project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper uses an earlier conceptual framework in order to promote a dialogue between funding agencies and researchers about the problems and limitations of evaluating the implementation of a major national project in teacher education concerned with the induction of beginning teachers. Eight propositions highlight the principal issues associated with the evaluation contract, with changes in the evalution task team

R. Bolam

1981-01-01

127

Project EFECT: a case study of collaboration and cooperation. Education for Effective Collaborative Training.  

PubMed

Many service professionals have little opportunity during their educational experience to collaborate directly with others outside of their discipline or to have real-life experiences in teamwork and cooperation. Project EFECT provided laboratory experiences in area schools for students from 4 different disciplines to practice working together while delivering much needed services to at-risk school children. PMID:11135140

Gropper, R G; Shepard-Tew, D

2000-01-01

128

Case Studies of the Urban Mathematics Collaborative Project: Program Report 91-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Urban Mathematics Collaborative (UMC) project has the goal of contributing to the improvement of mathematics education in the inner-city schools by identifying models to enhance the professional lives of teachers and encouraging the entry of high school mathematics teachers into a larger mathematics community including mathematicians from…

Popkewitz, Thomas S.; Myrdal, Sigurjon

129

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

130

The evolution of SAP implementation environments: A case study from a complex public sector project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper seeks to describe the evolution of SAP implementation methodologies and tools, in particular, Value SAP, with a focus on the Accelerated SAP (ASAP) implementation methodology and its evolution as a part of SAP's new Solution Manager tool. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The general approach is more focused on monitoring and managing an ongoing SAP implementation project using an

Thomas R. Gulledge; Georg Simon

2005-01-01

131

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

132

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burgher, Karl E.; Snyder, Michael

2012-01-01

133

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stevenson, Harold W.

1998-01-01

134

IND Case Studies  

Cancer.gov

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Working with FDA: Biological Products and Clinical Development IND Case Studies Karen D. Jones Chief, Project Management Staff Division of Biologic Oncology Products Office of

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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.

136

Enterprise information systems project implementation: A case study of ERP in Rolls-Royce  

Microsoft Academic Search

Economic globalisation and internationalisation of operations are essential factors in integration of suppliers, partners and customers within and across national borders,the objective being to achieve integrated supply chains. In this effort,implementation of information technologies and systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) facilitate the desired level of integration. There are cases of successful and unsuccessful implementations. The principal reason for

Yahaya Yusufa; A. Gunasekaran; Mark S. Abthorpe

2003-01-01

137

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Shope, R.

2009-12-01

138

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

139

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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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

141

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

142

Engineering evaluation of projected solid-waste-disposal practices. Volume 2: Case studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Estimates of the cost impacts of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) for hazardous and non-hazardous large volume waste classification scenarios on eight power plants was presented. Seven of the power plants were chosen to represent the range of waste management technologies and disposal site conditions existing in the United States today. The eighth site was a fictitious site used to further evaluate the feasibility of ocean disposal of large volume utility wastes. For each site, the professional design team acted in the role of a consultant retained by the utility to bring its waste disposal program into complete compliance with RCRA. First, a conceptual design was developed for each scenario. Then, cost estimates were developed for both scenarios, as well as for current operations. The cost estimates for current operations were performed in order to show the base cases necessary to determine RCRA's cost impacts.

Hayward, J. C.; Rothfuss, E. H., Jr.; Flick, W. J.; Hawk, T. S.; Quay, J. A.

1982-09-01

143

Communication in Ecosystem Management: A Case Study of Cross-Disciplinary Integration in the Assessment Phase of the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

Christine Haugaard Jakobsen; William J. McLaughlin

2004-01-01

144

CASE STUDY PROJECT: THE USE OF LOW-VOC/HAP COATINGS AT WOOD FURNITURE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The paper discusses a study of pollution prevention and the use of low-VOC/HAP (volatile organic compound/hazardous air pollutant) coatings at wood furniture manufacturing facilities. The study is to identify wood furniture and cabinet manufacturing facilities that have converted...

145

Jane Addams Resource Corporation: A Case Study of a Sectoral Employment Development Approach. Sectoral Employment Development Learning Project Case Studies Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study on the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) is the third of six sectoral studies to provide an in-depth look at individual sectoral employment development programs and their interaction within distinct economic and industry environments. It explores a community-based organization that developed specialized metalworking and…

Glasmeier, Amy K.; Nelson, Candace; Thompson, Jeffery W.

146

From buses to BRT: Case Studies of incremental BRT projects in North America  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) uses different combinations of techniques to improve service, such as bus-only lanes and roads, pre-boarding fare collection, transit priority at traffic signals, stylish vehicles with extra doors, bus stops that are more like light rail stations, and high frequency service. This study examines five approaches to BRT systems as implemented by public transit agencies in California,

John Niles; Lisa Callaghan Jerram

2010-01-01

147

A Case Study for Promoting Collaboration on Online Project-Based Learning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The interactive mechanism of the Internet allows learners to interact with teachers, other learners, and content while it facilitates teachers to interact not only with learners but also with other teachers who teach similar or related courses and conduct online teaching.This study analyzes teaching strategies for planning collaborative learning…

Yang, Young-Sun

148

Case Studies of 14 Staff Inservice Projects in Massachusetts School Districts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the first phase of a study of factors affecting knowledge dissemination and knowledge use in staff development programs, a conceptual model was developed, and from it a 15 page questionnaire was derived to collect data on workshop participants' background and personal characteristics, school characteristics, and workshop characteristics. This…

Rappa, Joseph B.; And Others

149

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Smith, Rachel Korfhage

2010-01-01

150

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

151

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

152

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

153

Full-span Precast Launching Method (FPLM) analysis with Dynamic Simulation — Case studies of Taiwan High-Speed Rail (THSR) Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Full-span Pre-cast Launching Method (FPLM) is an excellent bridge construction technology which has been implemented in many sections of Taiwan's High-Speed Rail (THSR) Project. The study applied Dynamic Simulation (DS), and a DS software named “SIMPROCESS”, to create a dynamic model taking five sections of THSR Project which implemented FPLM as case studies. The study via SIMPROCESS differentiated the resources

Nai-Hsin Pan; Tsung-Chih Chiu; Kuei-Yen Chen

2008-01-01

154

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

155

The Peterborough Project: A Case Study of Educational Change and Innovation. Research in Education Series No. 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Whatever the innovation, the adoption-rejection decision must be related to precise evaluation data; and in cases where positive benefits are the clear result of an innovative program, the implementation of an effective diffusion program can magnify and multiply the benefits for a larger population of students. The Peterborough Project

Russell, H. H.; And Others

156

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

157

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1998-01-01

158

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

1999-01-01

159

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 one of their classes. It explores: how Nuffield materials were selected and adapted by teachers; the resulting balances between in-house and Nuffield influence; and teachers' intuitive evaluations of the materials' impact. Both teachers `injected' similar Nuffield elements into existing schemes; they took ownership, exploiting the materials' flexibility. Both prescribed the mechanical/structural elements of the product, but allowed extensive pupil autonomy over aesthetic elements. Text books were initially underused. In describing the materials' impact, one teacher emphasised pupils' learning, the other the improved quality of his own experience. This paper suggests that even a little training may greatly enhance teachers' use of Nuffield resources.

Givens, Nick

2000-01-01

160

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

161

Characterizing student navigation in educational multiuser virtual environments: A case study using data from the River City project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Though research in emerging technologies is vital to fulfilling their incredible potential for educational applications, it is often fraught with analytic challenges related to large datasets. This thesis explores these challenges in researching multiuser virtual environments (MUVEs). In a MUVE, users assume a persona and traverse a virtual space often depicted as a physical world, interacting with other users and digital artifacts. As students participate in MUVE-based curricula, detailed records of their paths through the virtual world are typically collected in event logs. Although many studies have demonstrated the instructional power of MUVEs (e.g., Barab, Hay, Barnett, & Squire, 2001; Ketelhut, Dede, Clarke, Nelson, & Bowman, 2008), none have successfully quantified these student paths for analysis in the aggregate. This thesis constructs several frameworks for conducting research involving student navigational choices in MUVEs based on a case study of data generated from the River City project. After providing a context for the research and an introduction to the River City dataset, the first part of this thesis explores the issues associated with data compression and presents a grounded theory approach (Glaser & Strauss, 1967) to the cleaning, compacting, and coding or MUVE datasets. In summary of this section, I discuss the implication of preparation choices for further analysis. Second, two conceptually different approaches to analyzing behavioral sequences are investigated. For each approach, a theoretical context, description of possible exploratory and confirmatory methods, and illustrative examples from River City are provided. The thesis then situates these specific analytic approaches within the constellation of possible research utilizing MUVE event log data. Finally, based on the lessons of River City and the investigation of a spectrum of possible event logs, a set of design heuristics for data collection in MUVEs is constructed and a possible future for research in these environments is envisioned.

Dukas, Georg

162

The Challenge of Involvement in Reflective Teaching: Three Case Studies from a Teacher Education Project on Conducting Classroom Discussions on Socio-Scientific Issues  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this qualitative study was to learn more about how teachers deal with a reflective teaching approach aimed at developing their competencies in analysing and facilitating classroom discussions on socio-scientific issues. Three cases of teachers' journeys through the project are reconstructed and characterised. We posit that each…

Wolfensberger, Balz; Piniel, Jolanda; Canella, Claudia; Kyburz-Graber, Regula

2010-01-01

163

Integrating Technology to Foster Inquiry in an Elementary Science Methods Course: A Case Study of One Teacher Educator's Initiatives in a PT3 Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT Prospective teachers and teacher educators both confront practical and philosophical issues in attempting to integrate technology into their practice. This paper describes a case study of a science teacher educator, a novice with instructional technology, who integrated technology into an elementary science methods course, with the support of a PT3 implementation project. The science teacher educator, through action research,

Brenda Capobianco; James Lehman

2006-01-01

164

Designing a Computer-supported Project-based Learning Environment for High School Students: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the perceptions and learning experience of 151 high school students in a computer- supported project-based learning environment. The learning environment was evaluated quantitatively using the validated Web-based Learning Environment Instrument (WEBLEI) (Chang & Fisher, 2003). Qualitative data in the form of individual students' written feedback provided triangulation with the quantitative data collected. The findings show that the

Quek Choon Lang

165

Efficient Maintenance Support in Offshore Software Development: a Case Study on a Global E-Commerce Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software maintenance is a very important phase in software development. It generally occupies the most of development life cycle in order to ensure software quality. This paper takes an e-commerce project as an example to study how to efficiently provide software maintenance support in offshore software development for a global deployed software product. Through interviews and a survey to the

Zheng Yan

166

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

167

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

168

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

169

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

170

Evaluating Students' Perceptions and Attitudes toward Computer-Mediated Project-Based Learning Environment: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This research investigated 68 secondary school students' perceptions of their computer-mediated project-based learning environment and their attitudes towards Project Work (PW) using two instruments--Project Work Classroom Learning Environment Questionnaire (PWCLEQ) and Project Work Related Attitudes Instrument (PWRAI). In this project-based…

Seet, Ling Ying Britta; Quek, Choon Lang

2010-01-01

171

Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study was designed to document the effect that wet abrasive blasting has on reducing worker exposure to crystalline silica, which has been associated with silicosis and premature death. In this study, worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica was monitored during wet abrasive blasting on the exterior walls of a parking garage to remove surface concrete and expose the underlying

Lawrence Mazzuckelli; Vijay Golla; William Heitbrink

2004-01-01

172

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

173

Evaluation of the Energy-Related Inventions Program. Volume 1. Analysis of case studies of supported projects  

SciTech Connect

This volume reports the analysis of the results of 30 case studies of grantees funded by the Energy-Related Inventions Program (ERIP). ERIP is one of several federal programs supporting invention and innovation in the private sector. It is a relatively small program with an annual budget of $5 to 6 million that focuses its attention on the independent inventor or small business with an energy-related invention. Support to the inventory or small business comes primarily in the form of a grant. The overall goal of the program is to stimulate innovation by individuals and small businesses and to assist in the development of promising energy-related inventions for eventual commercialization. This volume is an aggregation and synthesis of the data gathered in the case studies. (Volume 2 contains the case studies.) The case studies explore in-depth the characteristics, perceptions, and experiences of inventors and agency personnel who have participated in the ERIP. Thus they are a rich source of information for use in evaluating the process by which the program's goals and objectives are implemented and for evaluating the program;s usefulness in producing the results intended by the legislative mandate.

Rorke, M.G.; Bronfman, L.M.; Soderstrom, E.J.

1983-02-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Anthony J. Petrosino

2004-01-01

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An Evaluation of the Small College Consortium, 1977-78. A Title III Project. Part II: Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An external evaluation of the Small College Consortium (SCC) was designed to evaluate and make recommendations for linkages between the delivery of technical assistance services and progress toward institutional development. The case study component of the SCC evaluation for 1978 was undertaken as two separate but complementary analyses. The two…

Anderson, John W.; And Others

176

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of the Rural Underserved: Findings from a Multiple Case Study of a Behavioral Telehealth Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Behavioral telehealth is a reasonable solution to the accessibility to mental health care problem that exists in many rural communities. This paper reports the results of a multiple case study of a behavioral telehealth program administered through a marriage and family therapy training program. The results suggest that mental health services can be effectively delivered using existing distance education technology

Richard J. Bischoff; Cody S. Hollist; Craig W. Smith; Paul Flack

2004-01-01

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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.

Sahlean, Tiberiu C.; Gherghel, Iulian; Papes, Monica; Strugariu, Alexandru; Zamfirescu, Stefan R.

2014-01-01

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Refining climate change projections for organisms with low dispersal abilities: a case study of the Caspian whip snake.  

PubMed

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gist, Peter; Langley, David

2007-01-01

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Clinical and Virological Study of Dengue Cases and the Members of Their Households: The Multinational DENFRAME Project  

PubMed Central

Background Dengue has emerged as the most important vector-borne viral disease in tropical areas. Evaluations of the burden and severity of dengue disease have been hindered by the frequent lack of laboratory confirmation and strong selection bias toward more severe cases. Methodology A multinational, prospective clinical study was carried out in South-East Asia (SEA) and Latin America (LA), to ascertain the proportion of inapparent dengue infections in households of febrile dengue cases, and to compare clinical data and biological markers from subjects with various dengue disease patterns. Dengue infection was laboratory-confirmed during the acute phase, by virus isolation and detection of the genome. The four participating reference laboratories used standardized methods. Principal Findings Among 215 febrile dengue subjects—114 in SEA and 101 in LA—28 (13.0%) were diagnosed with severe dengue (from SEA only) using the WHO definition. Household investigations were carried out for 177 febrile subjects. Among household members at the time of the first home visit, 39 acute dengue infections were detected of which 29 were inapparent. A further 62 dengue cases were classified at early convalescent phase. Therefore, 101 dengue infections were found among the 408 household members. Adding these together with the 177 Dengue Index Cases, the overall proportion of dengue infections among the study participants was estimated at 47.5% (278/585; 95% CI 43.5–51.6). Lymphocyte counts and detection of the NS1 antigen differed significantly between inapparent and symptomatic dengue subjects; among inapparent cases lymphocyte counts were normal and only 20% were positive for NS1 antigen. Primary dengue infection and a specific dengue virus serotype were not associated with symptomatic dengue infection. Conclusion Household investigation demonstrated a high proportion of household members positive for dengue infection, including a number of inapparent cases, the frequency of which was higher in SEA than in LA.

Dussart, Philippe; Baril, Laurence; Petit, Laure; Beniguel, Lydie; Quang, Luong Chan; Ly, Sowath; Azevedo, Raimunda do Socorro Silva; Meynard, Jean-Baptiste; Vong, Sirenda; Chartier, Loic; Diop, Aba; Sivuth, Ong; Duong, Veasna; Thang, Cao Minh; Jacobs, Michael; Sakuntabhai, Anavaj; Nunes, Marcio Roberto Teixeira; Huong, Vu Ti Que; Buchy, Philippe; Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando da Costa

2012-01-01

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Life cycle assessment in the environmental impact evaluation of urban development--a case study of land readjustment project, Hyogo District, Japan.  

PubMed

In this paper, the Life Cycle of Urban Development was firstly analyzed, and the phases of Life Cycle Assessment applied to Urban Development (ULCA) were described. As a case study, ULCA was applied in the environmental impact assessment of the land readjustment project of Hyogo District of Saga, Japan. In addition, mitigation proposals for reducing CO(2) were also presented and the relevant environmental effects were simulated. PMID:14566986

Ge, Jian; Lu, Jiang; Hokao, Kazunori

2003-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Haas, Adrian, Ed.

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Engineering Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website on Engineering Case Studies has been developed by Geza Kardos from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Neal Holtz from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, in collaboration with the RHIT Logo Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, and the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Canadian Design Engineering Network. They have gathered together a collection of information on engineering cases which provide accounts of real engineering projects. The collection of over 250 cases is intended for use in engineering education but may also be of interest to armchair engineers. Abstracts provide an overview of the case and a search function and classification system help visitors navigate the collection. They also provide an overview on how to write engineering cases, how to use engineering cases in the classroom, and "a short treatise on the use of engineering cases." Workshop notes and background on using engineering cases to introduce more design content into the engineering curriculum may also be of interest to educators.

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Issues and challenges for forest-based carbon-offset projects: A case study of the Noel Kempff climate action project in Bolivia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Noel Kempff Climate Action Project in Bolivia, nowin its third year, is breaking ground to establishcredible and verifiable methods to quantify greenhousegas (GHG) benefits of land-use change and forestry (LUCF)projects. Developed under the United Nations FrameworkConvention Climate Change (FCCC) Activities ImplementedJointly pilot phase, the project conserves naturalforests that would otherwise have been subjected tocontinued logging and future agricultural conversion.Carbon

S. Brown; M. Burnham; M. Delaney; M. Powell; R. Vaca; A. Moreno

2000-01-01

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The climate's long-term impact on New Zealand infrastructure (CLINZI) project - a case study of Hamilton City, New Zealand.  

PubMed

Infrastructure systems and services (ISS) are vulnerable to changes in climate. This paper reports on a study of the impact of gradual climate changes on ISS in Hamilton City, New Zealand. This study is also the first of its kind to be applied to New Zealand ISS. In the future, the CLINZI project will extend to other areas of New Zealand. Using historical climate data and four climate change scenarios, we modelled the impact of climate change on aspects of water supply and quality, transport, energy demand, public health and air quality. Our analysis reveals that many of Hamilton City's infrastructure systems demonstrated greater responsiveness to population changes than to gradual climate change. PMID:17321033

Jollands, N; Ruth, M; Bernier, C; Golubiewski, N

2007-06-01

186

Two Crowd Control Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Operational Research (OR) Team in Defence Research Development Canada (DRDC) Valcartier has begun work on a research project on modeling and simulating of crowd behaviour. This technical note reports on two crowd behaviour case studies. The intent of ...

I. Taylor S. Desai

2007-01-01

187

Student-Performance Enhancement by Cross-Course Project Assignments: A Case Study in Bioengineering and Process Modeling.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tests the hypothesis that integrating cross-course concepts in bioengineering and process control courses through a unified project could provide a stimulating learning environment. Indicates that the project helped students to integrate their acquired knowledge in process control in the bioengineering project. (ASK)

Birol, Gulnur; Birol, Inanc; Cinar, Ali

2001-01-01

188

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Loranz, D.

2011-09-01

189

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Ling Ying Britta Seet; Choon Lang Quek

2010-01-01

190

CASE STUDY CRITIQUE; UPPER CLINCH CASE STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

Case study critique: Upper Clinch case study (from Research on Methods for Integrating Ecological Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment: A Trade-off Weighted Index Approach to Integrating Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment). This critique answers the questions: 1) does ...

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Hydrological Responses to Projected Land Cover Change: a Case Study of the Iowa River Basin in the Midwestern United States  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The physical surface of the earth is in constant change due to the climate change and human activities. In the Midwestern United States, the urban area, farmland, and energy dedicated crop (e.g., switchgrass) land were predicted to expand in the next decades and this would change the water cycle. The objective of this study was to assess the potential impacts of land cover change on hydrological processes in the Iowa River Basin using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT). We used two scenarios of land cover: National Land Cover Data (NLCD 2001) and projected land cover for 2050 using the FORecasting SCEnarios of future land-cover (FORE-SCE) model under the A1B emission scenario. The comparison of the two land covers shows the significant increases of 70% and 49% for urban area and hay area and a decrease of 25% for rangeland by 2050. Using the above two land cover scenarios as the input data for SWAT with other conditions remaining unchanged (e.g., soil and climate) and the simulation results indicate that the surface runoff will increase about 6% owing to the changed land cover. However, the subsurface lateral flow and baseflow will decrease 4% and 8%, respectively, due to the reduced infiltration to soil profile and seepage to shallow aquifer. At the same time, the soil water will decrease by 4% with a range of 3.2% in May to 5.4% in August. As a result, flooding and drought may be exacerbated simultaneously under the projected land cover in this region even if the climate change were not considered. This study can be informative to the decision-makers for sustainable watershed management.

WU, Y.; Liu, S.

2011-12-01

192

Effective Planning and Implementation of Ecological Rehabilitation Projects: A Case Study of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The literature guides environmental planning and, specifically, how to use ecological rehabilitation projects to achieve long-term\\u000a planning goals and landscape-scale environmental sustainability. There is, however, a perceived gap between principles in\\u000a the literature and the use of them by practitioners involved in smaller-scale ecological rehabilitation projects. Using interviews\\u000a with practitioners involved in 11 projects within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo,

SOONYA P. Quon; LARRY R. G. MARTIN; STEPHEN D. MURPHY

2001-01-01

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Avatar-assisted case studies.  

PubMed

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

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

2013-01-01

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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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Students' Views of Assessment in Project-Led Engineering Education: Findings from a Case Study in Portugal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to the demands of the Bologna process, new educational methods and strategies are needed in order to enhance student-centred learning. Project work is one of those approaches. This paper aims to evaluate the impact of project-led education (PLE) on students' learning processes and outcomes, within the context of a first-year engineering…

Fernandes, Sandra; Flores, Maria Assuncao; Lima, Rui Manuel

2012-01-01

196

The Family Life Education Project in Fiji: A Case Study. Lessons Learned Series in Population Education and Communication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Family Life Education project in Fiji began in 1985 to deal with the problem of a high percentage of illegitimate births among teenage girls and a high incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. The project also hoped to foster the development of understanding and responsible attitudes and moral values in relation to sexual development and…

Kondo, Allan

197

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

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Exposure to fogger trucks and breast cancer incidence in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project: a case-control study  

PubMed Central

Background Few studies have supported an association between breast cancer and DDT, usually assessed with biomarkers that cannot discern timing of exposure, or differentiate between the accumulation of chronic low-dose versus acute high-dose exposures in the past. Previous studies suggest that an association may be evident only among women exposed to DDT during biologically susceptible windows, or among those diagnosed with estrogen receptor/progesterone receptor-positive (ER+PR+) breast cancer subtypes. Self-reported acute exposure to a fogger truck, which sprayed DDT prior to 1972, was hypothesized to increase the risk of breast cancer, particularly among women exposed at a young age or diagnosed with ER+PR+ breast cancer. Methods We examined these possibilities in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP) (1,508 cases, 1,556 controls), which included exposure assessment by structured questionnaire and serum samples collected between 1996–1998, using adjusted logistic and polytomous regression to estimate ORs and 95% CIs. Results Women with ER+PR+ breast cancer had a 44% increased odds of ever seeing a pre-1972 fogger truck compared to other subtypes (OR?=?1.44; 95% CI 1.08-1.93). However, there was little variation in the observed increase in breast cancer risk when considering all women who reported seeing a pre-1972 fogger truck at their residence (OR?=?1.16; 95% CI 0.98, 1.37), or during hypothesized susceptible windows. Self-reported acute exposure was not correlated with serum concentrations, a biomarker of long-term exposure. Conclusions These findings support the hypothesis that seeing a fogger truck, a proxy measure for acute DDT exposure, may be associated with ER+PR+ tumors, the most commonly diagnosed breast cancer subtype among American women.

2013-01-01

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Risk factors influencing time and cost overrun in multiple D&B projects in Malaysia: A case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently Design and Build (D&B) has gained popularity in the construction industry due to its attractive financial aspects. The development projects are implemented by D&B because of its special nature, crucial time requirements and size. Many D&B projects ended in the hands of contractors lacking knowledge on the other major constraints of this procurement method. They are basically committed by

C. T. Ramanathan; Narayanan Sambu Potty; Arazi Bin Idrus

2011-01-01

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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

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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

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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

203

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

204

Bibliographic control of medical illustrations--a case study in the development of a library subsystem: II. Project implementation.  

PubMed

This second part of a two-part paper describes how the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Library implemented a bibliographic control system for a medical illustrations collection. Discussed are the staffing of the project, the design of formats and computer programs, further design changes, the input process, quality evaluation of the illustrations, and production and distribution of the control products (printed indexes and microfiche replicas). The report ends with a note on the applicability of the UCSF system to other libraries, and some benefits of the project. PMID:6688747

Bishop, D; Roberts, J; Zinn, N W

1983-07-01

205

A case study of lean drug discovery: from project driven research to innovation studios and process factories.  

PubMed

At the operational level, the number of investigational new drugs or candidates for development per dollar spent in research, and the number of patents per year are highly integrated measures of productivity and, thus, difficult to influence at the individual or lab level. Hence, different metrics are needed to assess and thereby improve productivity in research at the individual and group level. This review centers on a case study, including over 70 interviews, in a research department of a global pharmaceutical company as well as over 40 interviews in contract research organizations (CROs) and 5 in small biotechnology firms. For each lab, its value adding process was plotted according to lean six sigma methods and appropriate metrics were defined. We suggest a strong focus on short feedback loops in research as an indicator for efficiency. Our results reveal two categories of activities: creativity-driven ones and process-driven ones, both discussed with respect to the methodology used. The fundamental differences in nature of these activities require different sets of metrics to assess them. On the basis of these metrics, different organizational forms can be derived to achieve a lean research structure: innovation studios and process factories, respectively. PMID:18549982

Ullman, Fredrik; Boutellier, Roman

2008-06-01

206

Involving Services Users in Social Work Training on the Reality of Family Poverty: A Case Study of a Collaborative Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last five years there has been an increased drive to include the perspectives and contributions of service users in social work education in the United Kingdom. In this paper we discuss the experience of one project that attempted to bring together service users, academics and practitioners to jointly develop and deliver a module that sought to examine the

Anna Gupta; James Blewett

2008-01-01

207

Using Participatory Exploration to Engage Classrooms in STEM Learning: A Case Study Using NASA's Mars Student Imaging Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

NASA's Mars Program and Arizona State University's Mars Education Program have partnered with Mars mission teams and Mars Principal Investigator Dr. Phil Christensen to develop and promote an ongoing STEM-based opportunity for students to become active participants in the exploration of the Red Planet. The Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP) has, since 2002, given over 15,000 students from grades 5

S. L. Klug; P. R. Christensen; P. Graff; M. Viotti; C. Bowman

2010-01-01

208

The impact on quality of students through participation in international challenge project - a case study on UKM's students  

Microsoft Academic Search

.ukm.my. Abstract-A survey was conducted to find the impact of quality of students and the experience gained through international challenges outdoor project activities which involved the students of the UKM. The survey was done on the students that participated in the Shell Eco Marathon which was first organized in Malaysia and in Asia region. The objective is to find out

Yusoff Ali; Taib Iskandar Mohamad; Azhari Shamsudeen

2010-01-01

209

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Christine I. Bennett

2002-01-01

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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 élitist 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

211

Planning and practice at the crossroads: a case study of the Dande irrigation project in the Zambezi valley, Zimbabwe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper focuses on irrigation, water management, and development in Chitsungo ward in the Zambezi valley. The paper is an analysis of how the Dande irrigation project, which is mid-way under construction, has and is perceived to affect the local people. As such it centers on how the potential beneficiaries of the scheme are trying to adapt the project to their life world. This analysis therefore looks into why and how new patterns of relationships shape themselves around crucial resources such as water and land. The contention throughout the paper is that the project structure and organization have not only to be feasible from the technical point of view but also must be sustainable in socio-economic and institutional terms. I argue in the paper that consistent with national policies, interventions must be formulated to enhance cost recovery and cost efficiency while at the same time addressing key institutional issues such as leadership legitimacy, regulations and legislation, responsibility and accountability, and requisite skills within which beneficiary participation is enhanced. It is against this background that water management comes as a central and potentially explosive issue in irrigation management. For practical purposes of policy-making, planning and implementing a people-friendly irrigation project, this paper highlights some of the overlooked cultural and social processes of change, together with the consequences and outcomes of such interventions.

Sithole, Pinimidzai

212

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

213

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

214

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

215

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Intrator, Sam M.; Siegel, Donald

2010-01-01

216

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

217

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2012-04-01

218

A case study of possibilities and constraints in conducting project-based learning in a lower secondary social studies classroom in Karachi, Pakistan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project-based learning (PBL) is a teaching and learning strategy, which is gaining popularity rapidly among educators, teachers, parents and students. PBL is not a new concept: it is a well-established teaching strategy in certain parts of the world, but in some it is either alien or newly introduced. This study was conducted in one of the schools in the context

Syed Wali Shah

2004-01-01

219

Using Participatory Exploration to Engage Classrooms in STEM Learning: A Case Study Using NASA's Mars Student Imaging Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA’s Mars Program and Arizona State University’s Mars Education Program have partnered with Mars mission teams and Mars Principal Investigator Dr. Phil Christensen to develop and promote an ongoing STEM-based opportunity for students to become active participants in the exploration of the Red Planet. The Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP) has, since 2002, given over 15,000 students from grades 5 through early college the opportunity to work with scientists, mission planners and Mars education specialists using the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera. MSIP participants are involved in authentic Mars research by imaging and researching a site on Mars using the THEMIS visible wavelength camera onboard the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. Students can participate one of three ways: on-site at ASU, through distance learning and using archived THEMIS images. Throughout the period of time that the Mars Student Imaging Project has been operating, many lessons-learned have been accumulated, assessed, and project adjustments have been made. To meet the needs of a changing educational landscape and audience needs, MSIP is changing as well. Many challenges and barriers are making it difficult for teachers to promote deep, hands-on research projects in the formal classroom. As high stakes testing is again becoming more of the focus for the classroom, there becomes a greater need to understand audience needs (schools, teachers, students) and where new opportunities might emerge for students to participate in authentic and data-driven research. Participatory Exploration is a new exciting way to help teachers bring authentic STEM to their students through our journeys through the solar system. By engaging students through technology and challenging them with space-related research opportunities, we can further enable this generation of technology natives toward STEM literacy in a hands-on, memorable way.

Klug, S. L.; Christensen, P. R.; Graff, P.; Viotti, M.; Bowman, C.

2010-12-01

220

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

221

Water Scarcity Effects on Equitable Water Distribution and Land Use in a Major Irrigation Project—Case Study in India  

Microsoft Academic Search

In many river basins, upstream development and interannual variations in rainfall can cause both episodic and chronic shortages in water supplies downstream. Continued rapid development of surface and groundwater throughout the Krishna Basin in southern India resulted in historically low inflows to the main canals of the Nagarjuna Sagar irrigation project 8,955 km2 during a recent drought 2002-2004. This paper

A. Gaur; T. W. Biggs; M. K. Gumma; G. Parthasaradhi; H. Turral

2008-01-01

222

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

223

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

224

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

225

EGS hydraulic stimulation monitoring by surface arrays - location accuracy and completeness magnitude: the Basel Deep Heat Mining Project case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The potential and limits of monitoring induced seismicity by surface-based mini arrays was evaluated for the hydraulic stimulation of the Basel Deep Heat Mining Project. This project aimed at the exploitation of geothermal heat from a depth of about 4,630 m. As reference for our results, a network of borehole stations by Geothermal Explorers Ltd. provided ground truth information. We utilized array processing, sonogram event detection and outlier-resistant, graphical jackknife location procedures to compensate for the decrease in signal-to-noise ratio at the surface. We could correctly resolve the NNW-SSE striking fault plane by relative master event locations. Statistical analysis of our catalog data resulted in M L 0.36 as completeness magnitude, but with significant day-to-night dependency. To compare to the performance of borehole data with M W 0.9 as completeness magnitude, we applied two methods for converting M L to M W which raised our M C to M W in the range of 0.99-1.13. Further, the b value for the duration of our measurement was calculated to 1.14 (related to M L), respectively 1.66 (related to M W), but changes over time could not be resolved from the error bars.

Häge, Martin; Blascheck, Patrick; Joswig, Manfred

2013-01-01

226

BTS Case Study: The Galloway Family Home  

SciTech Connect

Case study of an energy-efficient Habitat for Humanity house that uses 30% less energy than conventional residential construction. The project was part of the Jimmy Carter Work Project in rural Appalachia in 1997.

Brandegee Group

1999-03-08

227

Case Study: Shark Attack  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Herbert House (Elon University Biology)

2002-05-24

228

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

229

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

230

International Development Project Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Smith, Mike; Strelnikova, Irina

2010-11-05

231

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

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The data obtained at the time of the Thunderstorm Research International Project storm at the Kennedy Space Center on July 11, 1978 are analyzed in a model-independent manner. The data base included data from three Doppler radars, a lightning detection and ranging system and a network of 25 electric field mills, and rain gages. Electric field measurements were used to analyze the charge moments transferred by lightning flashes, and the data were fitted to Weibull distributions; these 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. The displacement and the conduction current densities were calculated from electric field measurements between flashes. These values were used to derive the magnitudes and the locations of dipole and monopole generators by least squares fitting the measured Maxwell current densities to the displacement-dominated equations.

Nisbet, John S.; Barnard, Theresa A.; Forbes, Gregory S.; Krider, E. Philip; Lhermitte, Roger

1990-01-01

232

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

2014-05-01

233

Projecting Future Urbanization with Prescott College's Spatial Growth Model to Promote Environmental Sustainability and Smart Growth, A Case Study in Atlanta, Georgia  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Planning is an integral element of good management and necessary to anticipate events not merely respond to them. Projecting the quantity and spatial distribution of urban growth is essential to effectively plan for the delivery of city services and to evaluate potential environmental impacts. The major drivers of growth in large urban areas are increasing population, employment opportunities, and quality of life attractors such as a favorable climate and recreation opportunities. The spatial distribution of urban growth is dictated by the amount and location of developable land, topography, energy and water resources, transportation network, climate change, and the existing land use configuration. The Atlanta region is growing very rapidly both in population and the consumption of forestland or low-density residential development. Air pollution and water availability are significant ongoing environmental issues. The Prescott Spatial Growth Model (SGM) was used to make growth projections for the metropolitan Atlanta region to 2010,2020 and 2030 and results used for environmental assessment in both business as usual and smart growth scenarios. The Prescott SGM is a tool that uses an ESRI ArcView extension and can be applied at the parcel level or more coarse spatial scales and can accommodate a wide range of user inputs to develop any number of growth rules each of which can be weighted depending on growth assumptions. These projections were used in conjunction with meteorological and air quality models to evaluate future environmental impacts. This presentation will focus on the application of the SGM to the 13-County Atlanta Regional Commission planning jurisdiction as a case study. The SGM will be described, including how rule sets are developed and the decision process for allocation of future development to available land use categories. Data inputs required to effectively run the model will be discussed. Spatial growth projections for ten, twenty, and thirty year planning horizons will be presented and results discussed, including regional climate and air quality impacts.

Estes, Maurice G., Jr.; Crosson, William; Limaye, Ashutosh; Johnson, Hoyt; Quattrochi, Dale; Lapenta, William; Khan, Maudood

2006-01-01

234

Requirements Engineering Decisions in the Context of an Existing Architecture: A Case Study of a Prototypical Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The role of an existing systems architecture (SA) in requirements engineering (RE) is recognised as important, but under-researched. A recent exploratory study of ours investigated this issue in a laboratory setting involving student participants. While the initial findings are promising, much work still remains to solidify the results. Therefore, we conducted a replication of the study, and its significant extension,

Remo Ferrari; Nazim H. Madhavji; Oliver Sudmann; Christian Henke; Jens Geisler; Wilhelm Schäfer

2010-01-01

235

Qualitative Case Study Guidelines.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents guidelines for conducting qualitative case studies. Yin's case study process is elaborated on and additional principles from the wider literature are integrated and explained. It is expected that following the guidelines presented in ...

S. Baskarada

2013-01-01

236

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

237

Public Health and Health Services Development in Postconflict Communities: A Case Study of a Safe Motherhood Project in East Timor  

Microsoft Academic Search

Armed conflict causes suffering in many countries; it contributes to poor health and hinders health services development. The effects of conflict are evidenced by weakened community structures and can make reconstruction efforts challenging. East Timor has a history of prolonged conflict and saw a resurgence of internal violence in 2006. This participant observation study discusses considerations for implementing public health

Penny Marlowe; Mohammad Afzal Mahmood

2009-01-01

238

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

239

Case Study Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case study research aims to explore and depict a setting with a view to advancing understanding. This note explores the dimensions of case study research in higher education, with special reference to geographical fieldwork. It explores Stake's three categories of case study research: intrinsic, instrumental and collective. It provides guidelines…

Cousin, Glynis

2005-01-01

240

Slope failure dynamics and impacts from seafloor and shallow sub-seafloor geophysical data: case studies from the COSTA project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Holocene and slightly pre-Holocene submarine landslide are found both in high-latitude glacial-dominated margins and in lower latitude, river-dominated margins. This paper constitutes a major assessment on some of the best-studied submarine instabilities in the world. We review and update from original data and literature reports the current state of knowledge of Storegga, Traenadjupet and Finneidfjord slides from the mid-Norwegian margin,

M. Canals; G. Lastras; R. Urgeles; J. L. Casamor; J. Mienert; A. Cattaneo; M. De Batist; H. Haflidason; Y. Imbo; J. S. Laberg; J. Locat; D. Long; O. Longva; D. G. Masson; N. Sultan; F. Trincardi; P. Bryn

2004-01-01

241

The emergence of technology-based service systems : A case study of a telehealth project in Sweden  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for studying the process of technology-based service system innovation from a broad perspective using an approach that elucidates the non-linear facets of this process. The framework draws on Lévy-Strauss's concept of bricolage, which implies that individuals' “making do with resources at hand,” as opposed to managerial visions, can

Anna Essén

2009-01-01

242

A Case Study for Probabilistic Methods Validation (MSFC Center Director's Discretionary Fund, Project No. 94-26)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Probabilistic method is not a universally accepted approach for the design and analysis of aerospace structures. The validity of this approach must be demonstrated to encourage its acceptance as it viable design and analysis tool to estimate structural reliability. The objective of this Study is to develop a well characterized finite population of similar aerospace structures that can be used to (1) validate probabilistic codes, (2) demonstrate the basic principles behind probabilistic methods, (3) formulate general guidelines for characterization of material drivers (such as elastic modulus) when limited data is available, and (4) investigate how the drivers affect the results of sensitivity analysis at the component/failure mode level.

Price J. M.; Ortega, R.

1998-01-01

243

Case Studies for Management Development in Bangladesh. Third Book. Prepared for the World Bank/Bangladesh Management Education and Training Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains 10 case studies of management situations in Bangladesh, which are intended to foster classroom discussion and thereby advance management development in that country. Two to four discussion questions follow each case study. Three case studies on the subject of pay and compensation were prepared by Abu Hossain Siddique; the…

McLean, Gary N.

244

Case Studies for Management Development in Bangladesh. Fourth Book. Parepared for the World Bank/Bangladesh Management Education and Training Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains five case studies of management and finance situations in Bangladesh, which are intended to foster classroom discussion and thereby advance management development in that country. One to four discussion questions follow each case study. The titles and authors of the case studies on management are: "Azir Ahmed & Co., Business…

McLean, Gary N.

245

Application of life cycle assessment for an evaluation of wastewater treatment and reuse project--case study of Xi'an, China.  

PubMed

In order to illuminate the benefit of a wastewater treatment and reuse project, a life cycle assessment (LCA) model was proposed by combining the process-based LCA and the input-output based LCA in one framework and using energy consumption as the sole parameter for quantitative evaluation of the project. The life cycle consumption was evaluated mainly by life cycle inventory (LCI) analysis taking into account the construction phase, operation phase and demolishment phase of the project. For evaluating the life cycle benefit of treated water reuse, attention was paid to the decrease of secondary effluent discharge and water saving. As a result of comprehensive LCA analysis of a case project in Xi'an, China, it was understood that the life cycle benefit gained from treated wastewater reuse much surpassed the life cycle energy consumption. The advantage of wastewater treatment and reuse was well shown by LCA analysis using the proposed model. PMID:19556124

Zhang, Q H; Wang, X C; Xiong, J Q; Chen, R; Cao, B

2010-03-01

246

Graphs with Projective Suborbits. Cases of Small CHARACTERISTICS. I  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article is devoted to a positive solution, announced earlier by the author, of the question of boundedness of orders of stabilizers of vertices of connected finite symmetric graphs with projective suborbits. The case when the characteristic of the field is 3 and the automorphism group of the graph acts intransitively on its 3-arcs is considered. (The case when the characteristic of the field is 3 and the group acts transitively on the 3-arcs of the graph will be considered in Part II of this paper.) In parallel, some cases of a field of characteristic 2 are studied.

Trofimov, V. I.

1995-04-01

247

MCE Field Study Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The effectiveness of six microcomputer programs designed for the secondary to adult population to teach concepts associated with daily living skills (vocations, elementary budgeting, money management assessment, banking, and home safety) was studied. These programs were field tested in special education classrooms in three different school…

Taber, Florence M.

248

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Xie, Z. H.; Chen, F.

2009-04-01

249

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

250

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

251

The Monitoring Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The book so far has focused on the problems associated with habitat monitoring and ways of overcoming them: the remainder of the book primarily comprises case studies that demonstrate the practical application of monitoring. The case study sites are distributed in five countries: England, Finland, Germany, Sweden and Wales, though most originate from Wales (Fig.16-1) and Sweden. In selecting the

Clive Hurford; Michael Schneider

252

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

253

Combining Adaptive Hypermedia with Project and Case-Based Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Papanikolaou, Kyparisia; Grigoriadou, Maria

2009-01-01

254

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Xie, Z.; Chen, F.

2009-12-01

255

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kim Charmatz

2007-01-01

256

Case Study: Case of the Crying Baby  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2003-09-15

257

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

258

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

259

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

260

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.

261

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...

262

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.

263

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2007-04-01

264

Pathology Case Study: Dysphagia  

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. The patient in this particular case is a 64-year-old male with difficulty swallowing anything other than liquids. Patient history and both the gross and microscopic descriptions, which include images, are included in this case study. The contributing doctors provide a detailed discussion of the patientâÂÂs condition in the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section. Students will find this resource especially helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results, and diagnostics.

Barnes, Leon, 1941-; Fusco, Gregory P.; Perez, Mia C.

2009-08-25

265

A Project to Reduce the Impact of Energy Shortages and Cost Increases on Industrial Production in the Southeast. Volume 2. Case Study and Technical Assistance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Volume II is a compilation of case study and technical assistance information catalogued by industry. The volume also includes a compilation by industry of specific energy conservation ideas showing estimated costs and savings. It is designed as a working...

1978-01-01

266

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

267

Orion Project: Alternate Attitude Study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

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

2009-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Castro, Edward Anthony

2010-01-01

269

Questioning the Pace and Pathway of E-Government Development in Africa: A Case Study of South Africa's Cape Gateway Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper examines e-government development in Africa. This study is based on the Cape Gateway project in South Africa, a leading e-government initiative on the continent. We observe that African countries have jumped on the e-government band wagon by looking mostly at the benefits without a clear risk assessment. We argue that African countries…

Maumbe, Blessing Mukabeta; Owei, Vesper; Alexander, Helen

2008-01-01

270

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

271

Developing the business case for a digital library project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding of the role comprehensive business cases can have in ensuring the successful adoption of a digital library project. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Using theory and practice from information technology in both profit and non-profit organizations, the author develops a methodology for developing a successful business case for digital library projects.

H. Frank Cervone

2008-01-01

272

The Campus Diversity Initiative: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nayak, Sharada

2005-01-01

273

Workplace Education Initiative: Case Studies and Observations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Astrein, Bruce; And Others

274

Eclipsing Binary Science via the Merging of Transit and Doppler Exoplanet Survey Data---A Case Study with the MARVELS Pilot Project and SuperWASP  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Scott W. Fleming; Pierre F. L. Maxted; Leslie Hebb; Keivan G. Stassun; Jian Ge; Phillip A. Cargile; Luan Ghezzi; Nathan M. De Lee; John Wisniewski; Bruce Gary; G. F. Porto de Mello; Leticia Ferreira; Bo Zhao; David R. Anderson; Xiaoke Wan; Coel Hellier; Pengcheng Guo; Richard G. West; Suvrath Mahadevan; Don Pollacco; Brian Lee; Andrew Collier Cameron; Julian C. van Eyken; Ian Skillen; Justin R. Crepp; Duy Cuong Nguyen; Stephen R. Kane; Martin Paegert; Luiz Nicolaci da Costa; Marcio A. G. Maia; Basilio X. Santiago

2011-01-01

275

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Grossi, Giovanna; Caronna, Paolo; Ranzi, Roberto

2014-05-01

276

Evaluation Of Screening For Breast Cancer In a Non-Randomised Study (The Dom Project) By Means Of a Case-Control Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1974 a non-randomised study of the effect of mass screening by physical examination and xeromammography on mortality from breast cancer was started. Of the 20 555 eligible women in the city of Utrecht born between 1911 and 1925 (aged 50-64 at the start of the study), 14 796 attended for screening. Four rounds of screening were carried out. The

F. de Waard; H. J. A. Collette; J. J. Rombach; N. E. Day

1984-01-01

277

Case Studies in Biology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A case study writing exercise used in a course on parasitology was found to be a powerful learning experience for students because it involved discipline-based technical writing and terminology, brought the students in as evaluators, applied current learning, caused interaction among all students, and simulated real professional activities. (MSE)

Zeakes, Samuel J.

1989-01-01

278

Nesidioblastosis: a case study.  

PubMed

Hypoglycemia is a common problem among neonates. Transient in nature, it usually resolves with an increase in glucose intake. However, as clinicians, we must recognize that prolonged hypoglycemia may be caused by increased insulin production. Nesidioblastosis is one cause of persistent hyperinsulinism of the newborn. This case study reviews fetal physiology, neonatal presentation, and treatment. PMID:9325879

Starbuck, A L

1997-09-01

279

Schistosomiasis: a case study.  

PubMed

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

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

2009-01-01

280

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

281

Pathology Case Study: Headache  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-11-28

282

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  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 South-to-North Water Transfer Project (MRSNWTP) in China was chosen as a case study to investigate the climatic responses under three different water transfer schemes with three intensities. Four 10-year simulations were conducted, a control run (MCTL) without water transfer, and three water transfer runs (MWT1, MWT2, and MWT3) related to the three schemes. In the three water transfer runs, spatial and temporal water transfer data were derived from the schemes under the assumption that the quantity of water to be transferred into a county in the intake area in a year for each scheme was distributed evenly into each time step. Increases in top-layer soil moisture and latent heat flux were observed when compared to the control, and these increases were found to occur as a direct result of injecting water into the intake area. The increases in latent heat flux and evaporation were accompanied with decreases in sensible heat flux, mean air temperature, and increases in precipitation in the intake area. These differences were generally small and statistically insignificant, indicating that the water transfer plays a small role in influencing regional climate in our simulations. However, the climatic influence intensity of a water transfer scheme was found to be positively related to the quantity of water to be transferred, and to have strong seasonal variability, with larger effect being observed in spring and autumn than in summer and winter. We also conducted a water transfer run, MWT4, using the same configuration as MWT3 but under the assumption that the quantity of water was distributed evenly into each time step of the first half of the year. Comparison of the two runs shows a stronger seasonal variability in the climatic influence when the water was assigned into the first half of the year than when it was assigned into the entire year. Further analysis revealed that the water transfer could reduce both the seasonal and diurnal temperature ranges at the surface and that the decrease in temperature could diffuse over almost the entire Huabei Plain below 700 hPa, thereby weakening the wind velocity of the easterly breeze. It follows from the analyses of the vertical profiles of the water vapor content and the atmospheric moisture budgets that the water transfer can affect the local and regional climates by changing the local water vapor content and the regional water vapor transports, which in turn influences precipitation.

Chen, Feng; Xie, Zhenghui

2010-06-01

283

Advocacy by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in India: Case Study of Project to Influence HIV\\/AIDS Policies in Corporations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study examines an advocacy effort by the International Labor Organization in India. Over the past six years, and with funding from the U.S. Department of Labor, ILO has sought to influence corporations and other workplaces to adopt and implement policies that address HIV\\/AIDS prevention and treatment for its staff and the larger community. To achieve its advocacy goals,

Juhi Roy

2007-01-01

284

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.

285

Sustainable product systems—experiences based on case projects in sustainable product development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study summarizes results from six case studies in Sustainable Product Development, based on a method developed in the Nordic Project for Environmentally Sound Product Development. In all, but one case, there are reported significant improvements in environmental performance of new products, compared to existing reference products. Proposed options for improvement would increase purchase cost in as many cases as

O. J. Hanssen

1999-01-01

286

Pathology Case Study: Sepsis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Callahan, Debra L.

2009-10-08

287

Geomembrane special study. [UMTRA Project  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Geomembrane Special Study was to asses the suitability of geomembranes in Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project pile designs. Geomembranes, also called flexible membrane liners, are made of polymer resins and are thermoplastic materials. Part of the special study was to evaluate regulatory compliance and acceptability issues. This study was proposed because of the extensive use of geomembranes in hazardous waste site remedial actions and their accepted use in Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) cells as both covers and liners to limit infiltration, or as part of leachate collection systems. This study has reviewed the recent geomembrane literature focusing on: (1) longevity; (2) performance; (3) constructibility; and (4) quality control/quality assurance considerations. In addition to these technical considerations, regulatory compliance and acceptability concerns were also evaluated. This report describes the results of the literature review, including correspondence with manufacturers, resin producers, experts in the field, and long-term major users. 12 refs., 2 tabs.

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1988-07-01

288

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

PubMed Central

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

2013-01-01

289

Pathology Case Study: Fevers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Kulich, Scott; Pasculle, A. W.

2007-12-17

290

Pathology Case Study: Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Dickman, Paul S.; Lyons, Valerie

2009-09-16

291

Pathology Case Study: Hemoptysis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Holst, Valerie; Yousem, Sam

2007-08-28

292

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

293

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.

2013-12-19

294

Conducting and Reporting Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Issues and elements of case study research are explored and illustrated with the example of a case study of a kindergarten in a suburb of Tokyo (Japan). Case study research is a type of qualitative research that concentrates on a single unit or entity, with boundaries established by the researcher. The case is an example drawn from a larger class,…

Lichtman, Merilyn; Taylor, Satomi Izumi

295

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

296

An Upward Spiral? The Gate Project: A Case Study of the Role of Training in Addressing Homelessness in Central London. Monographs in Continuing Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1990, the London Enterprise Agency, a private sector consortium dedicated to inner-city regeneration in London, established a project to address homelessness. Later called GATE (Guaranteed Accommodation and Training for Employment), the project had three central features: a focus on employment as a means of tackling homelessness; the use of a…

Carter, Julia

297

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

298

Pathology Case Study: Lymphocytosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2009-04-14

299

QUALITY ASSURANCE PROJECT PLAN: CONNECTICUT WETLANDS STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

EPA's Wetland Research Program has supported a major effort to study wetlands mitigation projects in the field. he field studies were designed to 1) evaluate the project plans; 2) compare the projects with natural wetlands in the same land use setting; and 3) describe the develop...

300

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

301

Case Study Analysis of Legal and Institutional Obstacles and Incentives to the Development of the Cornell Hydro Project at Cornell, Wisconsin.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Cornell hydroelectric facility and flowage is located in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, with the power plant located in the city of Cornell, Wisconsin, on the Chippewa River. Northern States Power Company of Wisconsin is the owner of the Cornell project ...

1980-01-01

302

Low-Cost Manufacturing Process Technology for Amorphous Silicon Detector Panels:Applications in Digital Mammography and Radiography: Prospective Economic Case Study for an ATP-Funded Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In its 1995 General Competition, the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) co-funded a joint-venture project involving two U.S. companies, General Electric Global Research (formerly General Electric Corporate Research & Development) and PerkinElmer, Inc. (for...

T. M. Pelsoci

2003-01-01

303

Design a new intelligence expert decision making using game theory and fuzzy AHP to risk management in design, construction, and operation of tunnel projects (case studies: Resalat tunnel)  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the traditional methods on managing risk is taken using engineering decisions taken during the project development.\\u000a In this paper, we propose a new method for risk assessment of a tunnel project where there are three main parameters called\\u000a taskmaster, adviser, and contractor. The proposed model of this paper is built based on interactive framework of a game theory

Alireza Aliahmadi; Seyed Jafar Sadjadi; Meisam Jafari-Eskandari

2011-01-01

304

Painful bladder: Case studies  

PubMed Central

As part of the program at the 3rd Annual Canadian Urology Forum (2013), participants engaged in interactive discussions of difficult cases throughout the event. The following is a summary of discussions pertaining to two cases illustrating the difficulties in diagnosis and management of bladder pain symptoms.

Bailly, Greg

2013-01-01

305

Painful bladder: Case studies.  

PubMed

As part of the program at the 3(rd) Annual Canadian Urology Forum (2013), participants engaged in interactive discussions of difficult cases throughout the event. The following is a summary of discussions pertaining to two cases illustrating the difficulties in diagnosis and management of bladder pain symptoms. PMID:24523849

Bailly, Greg

2013-01-01

306

Are regional projections of extreme sea levels based on uncertain future MSL scenarios reliable? A case study for the south-eastern North Sea  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recently a number of authors applied a method (offset method) to combine observations of present sea level extremes with projections of future sea level rise during the 21st century. The method provides a technique for estimating potential future exceedence probabilities based on the assumption that both variability and trends of extreme sea levels have been and will be driven by changes in MSL. This assumption has been confirmed for quasi-global (Woodworth et al. 2011) and regional data-sets (Marcos et al. 2009). However, if the assumption fails, the application of the method will result in large inaccuracies. In the present study, records from 13 tide gauges located in the German Bight, a part of the south-eastern North Sea, are investigated. Time series of extreme high sea levels, covering a period from 1900 to 2008, are analyzed relative to simultaneous changes in MSL. For that purpose in a first step only extreme sea levels have been analyzed, while in a second step MSL time series have been subtracted from the extremes to prove the evidence of trend and variability differences. The results point to a significantly stronger increase in extreme sea levels during the second half of the 20th century. While in the first half of the 20th century the evolution of extreme sea levels follows changes in MSL, in the second half a significant rise with values between 10 and 60 cm per century relative to the MSL has been observed. The divergent development varies seasonally. The largest deviations between extreme sea levels and the MSL have been detected during Season 1 [January to March], while considerably smaller but statistically significant changes have been observed during the remaining seasons. An investigation of reanalyzed datasets from the 20th century reanalysis project (20thCR) shows that large parts of the observed deviations are in phase with simultaneous changes in the local zonal extreme wind conditions and only small deviations remain. Using the above mentioned observations, a statistical model is introduced to reconstruct observed changes in extreme sea levels based on MSL and extreme zonal winds. Depending on the investigated season, these models are able to explain between ~46 and ~80% of the observed variability and between ~80 and ~100% of the observed long-term trends. Hence, to account for potential future changes in the local wind regime when estimating future sea level extremes, an extended technique should include both (uncertain) sea level rise and storminess. Regarding the main question of this study, the results therefore show that the offset method is not suitable for the application to tide gauges located in the German Bight. References: Marcos M, Tsimplis M (2009): Sea level extremes in southern Europe, J Geoph Res, Vol. 114, C01007, 16 PP. Woodworth PL, Menéndez M, Gehrels WR (2011): Evidence for Century-Timescale Acceleration in Mean Sea Levels and for Recent Changes in Extreme Sea Levels, Surv Geophys 32:603-618

Dangendorf, S.; Mudersbach, C.; Jensen, J.

2012-12-01

307

Big Sky Geophysics: Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site from the website of Big Sky Geophysics presents four case studies in geophysical exploration. Each case study examines the use of a particular exploration method: electrical, GPR, gravity, and magnetic/EM. The case studies lay out the circumstances of the exploration, the science behind the method and then displays the data that was gathered during the exploration.

Jorgenson, Clark; Geophysics, Big S.

308

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

309

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

310

Voluntary Agreements for Increasing Energy-Efficiency in Industry: Case Study of a Pilot Project with the Steel Industry in Shandong Province, China  

SciTech Connect

This paper describes international experience with the use of Voluntary Agreements for increasing industrial sector energy-efficiency, drawing lessons learned regarding the essential elements of the more successful programs. The paper focuses on a pilot project for implementation of a Voluntary Agreement with two steel mills in Shandong Province that was developed through international collaboration with experts in China, the Netherlands, and the U.S. Designing the pilot project involved development of approaches for energy-efficiency potential assessments for the steel mills, target-setting to establish the Voluntary Agreement energy-efficiency goals, preparing energy-efficiency plans for implementation of energy-saving technologies and measures, and monitoring and evaluating the project's energy savings.

Price, Lynn; Worrell, Ernst; Sinton, Jonathan; Yun, Jiang

2003-03-01

311

Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program evaluation: case studies. Volume III  

SciTech Connect

A non-random sample of the Appropriate Technology Program grantees was selected to ensure that the basic goals of the evaluation study were met. Case studies of selected outstanding projects could provide with respect to the Program dynamics associated with success. It was believed that the non-random case study approach would assist us in assessing which approaches have the potential to impact a reduction in our nation's use of non-renewal energy. From this group of projects, 20 projects were selected to highlight in a case study format which illustrates the various types of projects approaches the Program supported.

Not Available

1984-03-01

312

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Helm, Judy Harris, Ed.

313

Case study analysis of legal and institutional obstacles and incentives to the development of the Cornell hydro project at Cornell, Wisconsin  

SciTech Connect

The Cornell hydroelectric facility and flowage is located in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, with the power plant located in the city of Cornell, Wisconsin, on the Chippewa River. Northern States Power Company of Wisconsin is the owner of the Cornell project as well as the owner and operator of the dam, flowage, and power plant six miles upstream at Holcombe, Wisconsin. The project has been generating electricity at the rate of 100 million kW per year since commercial operation began in August of 1976. This operation results in the annual saving of nearly 3 million dollars over the cost of alternative oil-fired energy production.

None,

1980-05-01

314

Independent Study Project, Topic: Topology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using this guide and the four popular books noted in it, a student, working independently, will learn about some of the classical ideas and problems of topology: the Meobius strip and Klein bottle, the four color problem, genus of a surface, networks, Euler's formula, and the Jordan Curve Theorem. The unit culminates in a project of the students'…

Notre Dame High School, Easton, PA.

315

New Case Studies of Citizen Action  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a six-unit case study curriculum package designed for secondary and college-level courses relating to environmental education. The units deal with nuclear power, stream channelization, a river dam project, overgrazing of public lands, agribusiness versus the family farm, and swamp preservation. (Author/DB)

Tanner, Thomas

1977-01-01

316

Experiencing online pedagogy: a Canadian case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case study explored the educational experiences of Canadian preservice teachers in a course designed to teach about online teaching. Students gained experience in course design and delivery, and safe and ethical behavior related to technology. Findings indicated that projects in which students actively applied their knowledge were more engaging than threaded discussion; delivery and content must accommodate diverse learning

Heather E. Duncan; John Barnett

2010-01-01

317

Change in Teaching Mathematics: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this case study was to examine teacher's learning in the setting of the classroom. In an ongoing mathematics research project based on constructivist views of learning and set in a second-grade classroom, the teacher changed in her beliefs about learning and teaching. These alterations occurred as she resolved conflicts and dilemmas that arose between her previously established

Terry Wood; Paul Cobb; Erna Yackel

1991-01-01

318

Procurement Fraud Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this research is to provide guidance that will increase awareness and facilitate class discussions on ethical situations that contracting officers are exposed to during their business relationships with contracting firms. The cases explore ...

J. R. Gayton

2004-01-01

319

SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THE COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS IN THE FRAME WORK OF THE SPICOSA PROJECT: THE STUDY CASE OF THE MAR PICCOLO IN TARANTO (IONIAN, MEDITERRANEAN SEA)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Institute of Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC) of the CNR is a coordina- tor of the four-year EU Integrated Project SPICOSA (Science and Policy Integration for COastal Zone Assessment). SPICOSA is developing and testing an operational research approach framework for the assessment of policy options in the context of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). The integration of the economic, social

Carmela Caroppo; L. Giordano; F. Rubino; N. Palmieri; G. Bellio

2010-01-01

320

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

321

Advanced technology for streamlining the creation of ePortfolio resources and dynamically-indexing digital library assets: a case study from the digital chemistry project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of the Digital Chemistry Project at UC Berkeley is to create a model for how technology can be used to (a) introduce interactivity into large lecture classes, (b) offer customized, web-based learning materials to students outside of the classroom, and (c) provide immediate feedback on students' understanding of targeted instructional concepts. Two products, PRISM and LOTIS, and their

Alex Cuthbert; Mark Kubinec; David O. Tanis; Fan Ieong; Lois Wei; David Schlossberg

2005-01-01

322

Living and Testing the Collaborative Process: A Case Study of Community-Based Services Integration. The Promoting Success in Zero to Three Services Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report describes the Promoting Success in Zero to Three Services Project, which focused on community-wide efforts in six communities to build systems to provide services for families with infants and toddlers. Part 1 analyzes issues confronted by community stakeholders in their 5-year effort to establish, improve, expand, or maintain services…

View, Virginia A.; Amos, Kim J.

323

Workshop — WCDE design case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Waterloo Cases in Design Engineering (WCDE) was established with the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) and the University of Waterloo (UW) to enhance the teaching and learning of engineering design in all courses across the Faculty of Engineering using design case studies. The design case studies are developed from

Steve Lambert; Oscar Nespoli

2010-01-01

324

PROJECT PROPOSAL AND FEASIBILITY STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The proposed,senior design project intends to offer an automated,solution for storage and retrieval of goods in a warehouse. The final product will be a demonstration,of storage and retrieval using a Xilinx XUP Virtex FPGA in a prototype system. In addition to this development board, multiple peripheral PCBs will be designed to interface the FPGA and servo motors. A server

Matthew Lubbers; David VanKampen; Ryan Mejeur; David VandeBunte

325

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

326

Case study--leprosy.  

PubMed

We present the case of a 26 year old Indian base worker who attended the Role 2 enhanced hospital in Iraq with a case of leprosy. The patient presented four times over a 12 month period with non-specific pain in the right hand and forearm combined with a large lesion of dry skin and reduced sensation in the forearm. A clinical diagnosis of leprosy was made, which was subsequently confirmed as paucibacillary leprosy by skin smears sent to the UK. It was not possible to treat the patient locally and a recommendation made to the patient's employer that the patient return to India to commence treatment. PMID:21073092

Wood, A M; Wood, C M; Bakker-Dyos, J

2010-01-01

327

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

328

Air quality impact assessment of at-berth ship emissions: Case-study for the project of a new freight port.  

PubMed

This work is intended to assess the impact on local air quality due to atmospheric emissions from port area activities for a new port in project in the Mediterranean Sea. The sources of air pollutants in the harbour area are auxiliary engines used by ships at berth during loading/offloading operations. A fleet activity-based methodology is first applied to evaluate annual pollutant emissions (NO(X), SO(X), PM, CO and VOC) based on vessel traffic data, ships tonnage and in-port hotelling time for loading/offloading operations. The 3-dimensional Calpuff transport and dispersion model is then applied for the subsequent assessment of the ground level spatial distribution of atmospheric pollutants for both long-term and short-term averaging times. Compliance with current air quality standards in the port area is finally evaluated and indications for port operation are provided. Some methodological aspects of the impact assessment procedure, namely those concerning the steps of emission scenario definitions and model simulations set-up at the project stage, are specifically addressed, suggesting a pragmatic approach for similar evaluations for small new ports in project. PMID:20934741

Lonati, Giovanni; Cernuschi, Stefano; Sidi, Shelina

2010-12-01

329

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 Central

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

Mu, Lan; Liang, Yinli; Han, Ruilian

2014-01-01

330

Promoting North-South partnership in space data use and applications: Case study - East African countries space programs/projects new- concepts in document management  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research paper have gone out with very simple and easy (several) new concepts in document management for space projects and programs which can be applied anywhere both in the developing and developed countries. These several new concepts are and have been applied in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda and found out to bear very good results using simple procedures. The intergral project based its documentation management approach from the outset on electronic document sharing and archiving. The main objective of having new concepts was to provide a faster and wider availability of the most current space information to all parties rather than creating a paperless office. Implementation of the new concepts approach required the capturing of documents in an appropriate and simple electronic format at source establishing new procedures for project wide information sharing and the deployment of a new generation of simple procedure - WEB - based tools. Key success factors were the early adoption of Internet technologies and simple procedures for improved information flow new concepts which can be applied anywhere both in the developed and the developing countries.

Mlimandago, S.

331

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-02-01

332

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

PubMed

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

Mu, Lan; Liang, Yinli; Han, Ruilian

2014-01-01

333

Case Study Evaluations: A Case in Point. An Illustrative Report and Mathodological Analysis of Case Study Evaluations.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To provide a real life example of case study methodology for educational evaluation, a naturalistic study of a Catholic junior college in Minneapolis, Minnesota is presented. Conducted as part of the ongoing evaluation of a federally supported project, the study provides an external observer's descriptive portrayal of the school, plus the…

Malcolm, Cliff; Welch, Wayne

334

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

335

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

336

The Boston Safe Shops Project--preliminary findings of a case study in applying the 10 essential services of public health to building environmental health capacity.  

PubMed

Boston's more than 500 automotive shops, located primarily in low-income communities of color, are a source both of well-paying jobs and of potential hazardous exposures to employees and residents. The Safe Shops Project works to reduce occupational and environmental health hazards without having to close these businesses. Combining inspections, in-shop trainings, outreach, and technical/financial assistance, it brings shops into compliance with laws and promotes use of safer practices and alternative products. After 18 months, 254 workers at 61 of 124 participating shops had received training. Surveys showed improved worker knowledge: Pre-training, 24.2 percent of the worker survey respondents stated that they knew what an MSDS was, and post-training, 75 percent stated that they knew. The surveys also found improvement in work practices: Pre-training, 48 percent of workers indicated that they used safety goggles in their work, while post-training, 70 percent indicated proper use of safety goggles. The results also showed shops investing in capital improvements such as replacement of PCE-based brake cleaners with aqueous cleaners. The Safe Shops Project has a successfully modeled application of the 10-essential-services framework to the building of public health capacity and community collaboration, and this model can be adapted to other locations and industries. PMID:17802812

Shoemaker, Paul A; Skogstrom, Tiffany; Shea, John; Bethune, Leon

2007-01-01

337

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

338

Case study: Wildfire visualization  

SciTech Connect

The ability to forecast the progress of crisis events would significantly reduce human suffering and loss of life, the destruction of property, and expenditures for assessment and recovery. Los Alamos National Laboratory has established a scientific thrust in crisis forecasting to address this national challenge. In the initial phase of this project, scientists at Los Alamos are developing computer models to predict the spread of a wildfire. Visualization of the results of the wildfire simulation will be used by scientists to assess the quality of the simulation and eventually by fire personnel as a visual forecast of the wildfire`s evolution. The fire personnel and scientists want the visualization to look as realistic as possible without compromising scientific accuracy. This paper describes how the visualization was created, analyzes the tools and approach that was used, and suggests directions for future work and research.

Ahrens, J.; McCormick, P.; Bossert, J.; Reisner, J.; Winterkamp, J.

1997-11-01

339

A Prospective Community-Based Study of Stroke in Germany—The Erlangen Stroke Project (ESPro) Incidence and Case Fatality at 1, 3, and 12 Months  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background and Purpose—In Germany, basic data on stroke morbidity are lacking. If a population-based register in former East Germany is excluded, only routine mortality statistics have thus far provided information on epidemiology of stroke. Therefore, a population-based register of stroke was set up in Southern Germany to determine incidence and case fatality in a defined German population. Methods—The Erlangen Stroke

Peter L. Kolominsky-Rabas; Cinzia Sarti; Peter Ulrich Heuschmann; Christian Graf; Sven Siemonsen; Bernhard Neundoerfer; Alexandar Katalinic; Erich Lang; Karl-Gunther Gassmann; Theodor Ritter von Stockert

340

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.

341

A case study of the Thunderstorm Research International Project storm of July 11, 1978. II - Interrelations among the observable parameters controlling electrification  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This paper discusses electrical system parameters that would be consistent with observations of the Thunderstorm Research International Project storm at the Kennedy Space Center on July 11, 1978, described by Nisbet et al. (1990). Three-dimensional electrodynamic modeling of the thundercloud electrification made it possible to estimate the current moments and electrical power generated continuously throughout the evolution of the two cells of the storm. 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 percent of the charge moment separated; for the northern cell, which produced about 1.1 MC m, lightning utilized about 60 percent of the charge moment separated.

Nisbet, John S.; Kasha, John R.; Forbes, Gregory S.

1990-01-01

342

Imaging source slip distribution by the back-projection of P-wave amplitudes from strong-motion records: a case study for the 2010 Jiasian, Taiwan, earthquake  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We propose an approach to imaging earthquake source rupture process by direct back-projection of local high-frequency (0.1-2.5 Hz) P-wave displacements from strong-motion records. A series of synthetic experiments are performed which demonstrate that our approach is capable of recovering the spatial-temporal distribution of the source slip with a good station coverage and a high average coherence value between the target and template waveforms. We demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach by applying it to image the slip distribution of an earthquake occurred on 2010 March 4, in Jiasian (Mw = 6.0 and ML = 6.4) in southern Taiwan. The resulting moment-rate amplitude images show that the source rupture initiated at the vicinity of the hypocentre, followed by a moderate moment-rate release to the southeast of the hypocentre and a subsequent upward propagation, and finally propagated in the northwest direction, in agreement with the distribution of aftershocks. The majority of the slip at 17-20 km depth occurred to the west of the hypocentre, in a general agreement with the slip distributions obtained from dislocation model and finite-fault inversions. Our modified back-projection approach relies on seismic waveforms with the considerations of a recent 3-D structure model, high average coherence value, station correction factor and simplified amplitude correction. It is computationally efficient and allows for near real-time determinations of source slip distributions after earthquakes using strong-motion records. A quick result for the rupture model can be used in the calculation of strong ground-motion, providing important, useful and timely information for seismic hazard mitigation.

Chao, Wei-An; Zhao, Li; Wu, Yih-Min; Lee, Shiann-Jong

2013-06-01

343

Graphs with Projective Suborbits. Cases of Small CHARACTERISTICS. II  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article is devoted to the positive solution, announced earlier by the author, of the question of the boundedness of the orders of stabilizers of vertices of connected finite symmetric graphs with projective suborbits. We consider the case when the characteristic of the field is equal to 3 and the automorphism group of the graph acts transitively on its 3-arcs. (The case when the characteristic of the field is equal to 3 and the group acts intransitively on 3-arcs of the graph was considered in part I of the article.)

Trofimov, V. I.

1995-06-01

344

TIPs Evaluation Project Prospective Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Used an experimental design to examine four different approaches to disseminating Treatment Improvement Protocols to substance abuse professionals. Although results of this ongoing study are not yet available, this article describes the use of triangulation methodology in evaluation studies. (SLD)

Melzer, Becky A.; Hubbard, Susan M.; Huang, Judy Y.

2003-01-01

345

River Forecasting Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module takes the learner through the considerations for the river forecasting decisions associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ivan on 17-19 September, 2004 for the Susquehanna River system in Pennsylvania and New York. The module assists the learner with applying the concepts covered in the foundation topics of the Basic Hydrologic Sciences course. Some of the specific topics pertinent to this case are soil conditions, the impact of QPF on runoff, runoff models, runoff processes, routed flow and stage-discharge relationships. Observations of upstream conditions and comparisons to historic crests are also examined to assist with operational flood forecast decisions. The core foundation topics are recommended as a prerequisite since this module assumes some pre-existing knowledge of hydrologic principles.

Spangler, Tim

2007-06-12

346

Using Demographic Studies to Project School Enrollments.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes how to use demographic studies to project school enrollments. Includes collecting historical enrollment data, contacting the state department of health and vital statistics, selecting an enrollment-projection method, meeting with local planning and construction department officials, determining the age of the community, and performing…

Grip, Richard S.

2002-01-01

347

HEAD Academy PBL Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

2011-05-13

348

Probabilistic Risk Analysis for Turnkey Construction: A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study employed two case study participants -- (1) Tinker Air Force Base Extend Alternate Runway, and (2) the Maryland Mass Transit Authority (MTA) Central Light Rail Phase II project -- to demonstrate how the probabilistic method, an innovative stati...

V. Chaney K. Derr B. Rawoof J. Weissman A. Touran

1996-01-01

349

Management Tools Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study investigated documentation and procedures for the NASA Integrated Programs for Aerospace Vehicle Design (IPAD) Program. The purpose was to assess IPAD's value to a proposed R&D program for evaluating the application of management principles and...

J. R. Brown L. S. Hammond

1979-01-01

350

Geostatistical case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this volume of contributed chapters is to present a series of applications of geostatistics. These range from a careful variographic analysis on uranium data, through detailed studies on geologically complex deposits, right up to the latest nonlinear methods applied to deposits with highly skewed data contributions. Applications of new techniques such as the external drift method for

G. Matheron; M. Armstrong

1987-01-01

351

Projection of cancer incident cases for India -till 2026.  

PubMed

Projection of cancer incidence is essential for planning cancer control actions, health care and allocation of resources. Here we project the cancer burden at the National and State level to understand the magnitude of cancer problem for the various calendar years from 2011 to 2026 at 5-yearly intervals. The age, sex and site-wise cancer incidence data along with populations covered by the registries were obtained from the report of National Cancer Registry Programme published by Indian Council of Medical Research for the period 2001-2004. Pooled age sex specific cancer incidence rates were obtained by taking weighted averages of these seventeen registries with respective registry populations as weights. The pooled incidence rates were assumed to represent the country's incidence rates. Populations of the country according to age and sex exposed to the risk of development of cancer in different calendar years were obtained from the report of Registrar General of India providing population projections for the country for the years from 2001 to 2026. Population forecasts were combined with the pooled incidence rates to estimate the projected number of cancer cases by age, sex and site of cancer at various 5-yearly periods Viz. 2011, 2016, 2021 and 2026. The projections were carried out for the various leading sites as well as for 'all sites' of cancer. In India, in 2011, nearly 1,193,000 new cancer cases were estimated; a higher load among females (603,500) than males (589,800) was noted. It is estimated that the total number of new cases in males will increased from 0.589 million in 2011 to 0.934 million by the year 2026. In females the new cases of cancer increased from 0.603 to 0.935 million. Three top most occurring cancers namely those of tobacco related cancers in both sexes, breast and cervical cancers in women account for over 50 to 60 percent of all cancers. When adjustments for increasing tobacco habits and increasing trends in many cancers are made, the estimates may further increase. The leading sites of cancers in males are lung, oesophagus, larynx, mouth, tongue and in females breast and cervix uteri. The main factors contributing to high burden of cancer over the years are increase in the population size as well as increase in proportion of elderly population, urbanization, and globalization. The cancer incidence results show an urgent need for strengthening and augmenting the existing diagnostic/treatment facilities, which are inadequate even to tackle the present load. PMID:23992007

D'Souza, Neevan Divya Rani; Murthy, Nandagudi Srinivasa; Aras, Radha Yeshwant

2013-01-01

352

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

353

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

354

Coordinated Noninvasive Studies (CNS) Project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Research activities during this period include: data collection related to the interface between complex-sound production and perception, specifically, studies on speech acoustics including two experiments on voice-onset-time variability in productions by speakers of several languages, and a series on acoustical characteristics of emotional expression; data collection regarding individual differences in the effect of stimulus characteristic on relative ear advantages; continuing data analysis and new collections documenting individual differences in auditory evoked potentials, with details related to auditory-systems asymmetries preliminary tests regarding the match between behavioral measures of relative ear advantages and quantitative-electroencephalographic asymmetries observed during auditory stimulation; pilot testing using a combination of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance's (NMR) anatomical-imaging and chemical-spectral-analysis capabilities to study physiological activation in the human brain.

Lauter, Judith

1988-11-01

355

Geostatistical case studies  

SciTech Connect

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

Matheron, G.; Armstrong, M.

1987-01-01

356

Application of the analytic hierarchy process to a sustainability assessment of coastal beach exploitation: a case study of the wind power projects on the coastal beaches of Yancheng, China.  

PubMed

Sustainability assessments of coastal beach exploitation are difficult because the identification of appropriate monitoring methodologies and evaluation procedures is still ongoing. In particular, the most suitable procedure for the application of sustainability assessment to coastal beaches remains uncertain. This paper presents a complete sustainability assessment process for coastal beach exploitation based on the analytic hierarchy process (AHP). We developed an assessment framework consisting of 14 indicators derived from the three dimensions of suitability, economic and social value, and ecosystem. We chose a wind power project on a coastal beach of Yancheng as a case study. The results indicated that the wind power farms on the coastal beach were not completely in keeping with sustainable development theory. The construction of the wind power farms had some negative impacts. Therefore, in the design stage, wind turbines should be designed and planned carefully to minimize these negative impacts. In addition, the case study demonstrated that the AHP was capable of addressing the complexities associated with the sustainability of coastal beaches. PMID:23262412

Tian, Weijun; Bai, Jie; Sun, Huimei; Zhao, Yangguo

2013-01-30

357

Prostate Cancer Risk in Relation to IGF-I and Its Genetic Determinants: A Case Control Study Within the Cancer Prostate Sweden Project (CAPS).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A large genetic association study is being conducted, to examine relationships of prostate cancer risk with polymorphic variation in a series of selected candidate genes that are involved in pathways determining the synthesis of IGF-I and IGF-binding prot...

R. J. Kaaks

2005-01-01

358

Prostate Cancer Risk in Relation to IGF-1 and its Genetic Determinants: A Case Control Study Within the Cancer Prostate Sweden Project (CAPS).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A large genetic association study was conducted to examine relationships of prostate cancer risk with polymorphic variation in a series of selected candidate genes that are involved in pathways determining the synthesis of IGF-I and IGF-binding proteins, ...

R. J. Kaaks

2007-01-01

359

Prostate Cancer Risk in Relation to IGF-1 and its Genetic Determinants: A Case Control Study Within the Cancer Prostate Sweden Project (CAPS).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Purpose and scope: A large genetic association study is being conducted to examine relationships of prostate cancer risk with polymorphic variation in a series of selected candidate genes that are involved in pathways determining the synthesis of IGF-I an...

R. J. Kaaks

2006-01-01

360

Case Studies in Science Ethics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Everyone in science should have ethics education training. I have seen graduate students taken advantage of by their mentors. Many of us have seen misconduct...but what should we do about it? Young scientists are often unaware of the rules in science and make mistakes because of their ignorance of the rules in that particular field of study. Then there are an increasing number of cases in the news of overt cases of misrepresentation in science. All are welcome to attend this discussion of case studies. A case study on topics such as: how to treat data properly, how our values in science affect our work, who gets authorship on scientific papers, who is first author on a paper, what you should do if you uncover misconduct or plagiarism in your university, and we will discuss the scientist's role in society. This will be a painless, non-confrontational small group, then large group discussion of each case

Williams, Karen

2010-03-01

361

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

362

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...

363

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...

364

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...

365

STS Case Study Development Support.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 uni...

D. A. Rosa de Jesus G. K. Johnson

2013-01-01

366

Case Study: del Amo Bioventing  

EPA Science Inventory

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

367

The Case Study: Professional Development Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A professional development case in college science teaching bridges the gap between educational theory and practice. A good case poses an interesting dilemma involving instructors, students, and administrators. Case discussions can help instructors take charge of their own professional development and create a community of shared professional support within their colleges. These discussions help overcome the sense of isolation that many instructors, particularly new ones, can experience.

Coleman, Dava; Brickman, Peggy; Glynn, Shawn; Koballa, Thomas

2006-09-01

368

Desegregation Case Studies. Volume II: Appendixes, Case Study Working Reports.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains the working report case studies of five urban school districts studied to determine the role of the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA), Title IV of the Civil Rights Act, and Title IV enforcement by the Office of Civil Rights in school desegregation. Desegregation processes were examined in Dayton, Ohio, San Francisco,…

Russell, Susan Higley; And Others

369

Case study: the Interact Home Telehealth Project.  

PubMed

Two home telehealth technologies (the Intel Health Guide and the Apple iPad) were trialled by four clinical services of the Hunter New England Local Health District. The iPad was selected by the Paediatric Palliative Care Service, the Stroke Service and the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service. The Intel Health Guide was selected by the Cardiac Coaching Service. The telehealth devices were loaned to a total of 102 patients for different lengths of time, depending on clinical needs, but typically for about 3 months. A total of 42 clinicians were involved. During the trial, 16 technical problems were recorded and resolved, most concerning problems with connectivity. Nonetheless, the use of home telehealth technologies was positively received by clinicians, management and patients alike. Telehealth is now being integrated into the standard practices of the health district. PMID:24218357

Katalinic, Owen; Young, Ashley; Doolan, David

2013-10-01

370

Affordable Housing Demonstration: A Case Study, Mesa County, Colorado.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study describes a cooperative venture between a forward-looking municipality and a builder to produce affordable housing for singles and joint ownership by unrelated persons in Mesa County, Colo. The Coventry Club project was developed and built...

1984-01-01

371

The Independent Study Project at Dallas  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this project, the library acts as an advisory center and provides professional assistance in the selection of materials for study, a selection of professionally prepared study guides and reading lists, and a tutorial service which includes seminars and workshops conducted by librarians. (MM)

Reich, David L.

1972-01-01

372

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

373

Case Study: Introducing Students to Cases  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Strategically introducing students to a controversial science case--before they read it, watch it, or listen to it--motivates them to learn from it and paves the way for successful discussion and debate. A strategic introduction also provides an opportunity for the instructor to demonstrate scientific reasoning and share guidelines for the discussion and debate. In this article, the authors describe and illustrate how instructors should introduce students to a controversial case and prepare them for debating issues related to it.

Graybeal, Geoffrey; Brickman, Peggy; Glynn, Shawn

2008-01-01

374

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ríos, A. B.; Valda, A.; Somacal, H.

2007-10-01

375

Pollution-prevention-case studies compendium  

SciTech Connect

As a major part of the effort to disseminate the results of its research in the area of pollution prevention, EPA's Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory has produced this compilation of case studies. The studies are the culmination of some of the major current research efforts being conducted in the area of pollution prevention. It is a compilation of summaries of pollution prevention demonstrations, assessments and research projects conducted with the Branch. The compendium highlights four programs: The Waste Reduction Innovative Technology Evaluations (WRITE) Program; The Waste Reduction Evaluations at Federal Sites (WREAFS) Program, The Waste Minimization Assessments Program; and The University-Based Assessments Program. An overview of each program is provided at the beginning of each section of the compendium. The case studies are cross referenced according to key words in an index at the end of the compendium. The Pollution Prevention Research Branch personnel roster is listed on page vii to facilitate contacting the EPA Project Officer. Information is also provided on availability of full reports and the EPA Project Officer who conducted the research. The authors hope that the compendium will facilitate the development and adoption of pollution prevention techniques throughout the United States and other countries.

Springer, J.

1992-04-01

376

Immunophenotypic Study of Leukaemia Cases  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents an immunophenotypic study of 739 cases of various types of leukaemia admitted to the Riyadh medical Complex, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from January 1988 to December 2003. Paterns of observation for morphologically acute leukaemias were observed and classified into sub-types based on French-American-British (FAB) classification. (Keywords: clinical research, Leukaemia, Leukemia, cancer, morphological differences)

Mansoor Quli Khan; Soad Ali; Vijay P. Gupta; Arif Shah

377

POLLUTION PREVENTION - CASE STUDIES COMPENDIUM  

EPA Science Inventory

As a major part of the effort to disseminate the results of its research in the area of pollution prevention, EPA's Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory has produced this compilation of case studies. hese studies are the culmination of some of the major current research efforts ...

378

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

379

Case studies on knowledge sharing across cultural boundaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper is investigate using case studies, how knowledge is shared across cultural barriers in the context of construction projects executed as international joint ventures. The paper focused on the socio-technical perspective to develop a clear understanding of how knowledge is shared. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research adopted the case study approach to collect its data.

Mohammed F. Dulaimi

2007-01-01

380

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

381

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.

382

Supporting Warnock's Eighteen Per Cent: Six Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Detailed case studies are presented of six local education authorities (LEAs) in England and Wales which participated in the Screening and Special Educational Provision Project, a project focusing on the estimated 18 percent of the primary school population who have mild learning difficulties in basic skills. Each LEA's approach to special needs…

Gross, Harriet; Gipps, Caroline

383

Women and agroforestry: four myths and three case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Women are traditionally important participants in both the agricultural and forestry components of agroforestry production. Women are frequently ignored in the design of agroforestry projects because of commonly held myths about their participation in both production activities and in public life. The involvement of women in agroforestry projects and activities are examined in case studies from the Dominican Republic, India

Louise Fortmann; Dianne Rocheleau

1985-01-01

384

Military space station implications. Study project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Justifying the relevancy of a Manned Military Space Station (MMSS) and subsequently proposing its deployment to capitalize upon the United States' national security interests is the essence and purpose of this group study project. The MMSS is intended to perform a two-fold purpose: (1) facilitate military peacetime operations while simultaneously supporting and promoting civilian space initiatives; and, (2) act as

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

1987-01-01

385

Pathology Case Study: Postmenopausal Bleeding  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2008-12-15

386

Airpower versus Terrorism: Three Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study analyzes the effectiveness of airpower versus terrorism using three case studies. The first case study is Operation El Dorado Canyon, America's response to Libyan state-sponsored terrorism. The second case study is Operation Infinite Reach, Ame...

T. R. Phinney

2007-01-01

387

Case studies of uncommon headaches.  

PubMed

The following interesting and uncommon headache disorders are presented through case studies: exploding head syndrome, hypnic headache, neck-tongue syndrome, "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome, nummular headache, red ear syndrome, burning mouth syndrome, spontaneous intracranial hypotension syndrome, and cardiac cephalalgia. PMID:16684636

Evans, Randolph W

2006-05-01

388

Case Studies in School Communication.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This two-part source book offers administrators both general information for effective communications in public education and case studies describing methods used by individual Texas school districts to solve communications problems. General articles include guidelines for working with the news media, producing school newsletters, developing a…

Texas School Public Relations Association.

389

Case Studies in Strategic Bombardment.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This volume, the third in a series of historical case studies of important air power missions, addresses the most controversial air power mission of all: strategic bombardment. The ability of aircraft and missiles to destroy or disrupt an enemy's war...

R. C. Hall R. J. Overy S. L. McFarland W. A. Jacobs W. P. Newton

1998-01-01

390

Multiple Exceptionalities: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study reports on an 11-year-old boy with multiple exceptionalities. The child was verbally gifted, learning disabled in mathematics, and health impaired. He had received homebound instruction throughout his elementary school years. Qualitative research methods were used to explore the subject's learning characteristics and educational…

Moon, Sidney M.; Dillon, Deborah R.

1995-01-01

391

INNOVATIVE CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

The Innovative Clean Technologies case studies contained herein are the products of the "Pollution Prevention by and for Small Business" Program (P2SB). he P2SB was an outreach program directed to small businesses that had developed innovative concepts for pollution prevention in...

392

Due Process Hearing Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bateman, David F.; Jones, Marni Gail

2010-01-01

393

Interethnic mentoring : a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 2001, the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Turkey has been matching Kurdish children with Turkish adult mentors. These mentors are assisting children in the development of their cognitive, emotional and interpersonal skills. The purpose of this research was to explore the effects of interethnic mentoring on minority youth. This research used a case study approach to explore the

Koni F. Denham

2005-01-01

394

Project social capital, leadership and trust : A study of human resource information systems development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this article is to consider how project leadership knowledge and behaviour influence project team trust and social capital development and use in the context of a global HR information systems project. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A comparative interpretive case study approach was used, including interviews (n=45) and participant observation with members at all levels of the two

Carole Tansley; Sue Newell

2007-01-01

395

[The ENCODE project and functional genomics studies].  

PubMed

Upon the completion of the Human Genome Project, scientists have been trying to interpret the underlying genomic code for human biology. Since 2003, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has invested nearly $0.3 billion and gathered over 440 scientists from more than 32 institutions in the United States, China, United Kingdom, Japan, Spain and Singapore to initiate the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, aiming to identify and analyze all regulatory elements in the human genome. Taking advantage of the development of next-generation sequencing technologies and continuous improvement of experimental methods, ENCODE had made remarkable achievements: identified methylation and histone modification of DNA sequences and their regulatory effects on gene expression through altering chromatin structures, categorized binding sites of various transcription factors and constructed their regulatory networks, further revised and updated database for pseudogenes and non-coding RNA, and identified SNPs in regulatory sequences associated with diseases. These findings help to comprehensively understand information embedded in gene and genome sequences, the function of regulatory elements as well as the molecular mechanism underlying the transcriptional regulation by noncoding regions, and provide extensive data resource for life sciences, particularly for translational medicine. We re-viewed the contributions of high-throughput sequencing platform development and bioinformatical technology improve-ment to the ENCODE project, the association between epigenetics studies and the ENCODE project, and the major achievement of the ENCODE project. We also provided our prospective on the role of the ENCODE project in promoting the development of basic and clinical medicine. PMID:24846964

Ding, Nan; Qu, Hongzhu; Fang, Xiangdong

2014-03-01

396

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

397

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.

398

Project Study of Dynamic Voltage Restorer  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper studies a practical project of 2 MVA dynamic voltage restorer on the basis of transformer-less cascade multilevel topology, it discusses each part working principle of DVR, but also provides a practical voltage sag problem solving scheme for a 6 kV feed line based on proposed cascade structure. EMTDC\\/PSCAD based simulation results verify the validity of proposed scheme

Zhongdong Yin; Minxiao Han; Lixia Zhou; Kunshan yU

2005-01-01

399

Pathology Case Study: Lymphoplasmacytic Infiltrate  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Whisnant, Richard

2009-06-12

400

Case study in Reunion Island  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents the status of a case study that is being carried in Reunion Island, France, to investigate the opportunity to use a point-to-point wireless power transmission link to deliver electricity to a small isolated village called Grand-Bassin. The different steps followed since this case study was first started are briefly reminded. The last stage consisting in the development of an indoor industrial prototype is presented. Perspectives are given towards the emergence of a semi-private organization whose first role would be to evaluate the viability of the concept of using WPT as a way to extend the conventional electricity grid in order to provide energy to remote places not only in Reunion Island, but in many places around the world. This organization would also have as a role, to head the industrial engineering and development of point-to-point WPT prototype equipment.

Celeste, A.; Jeanty, P.; Pignolet, G.

2004-02-01

401

Terahertz applications in cultural heritage: case studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-11-01

402

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

403

Continuing education case study quiz.  

PubMed

Goal- The goal of this program is to educate pharmacists about the use of teriflunomide for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Objectives- At the completion of this program, the reader will be able to:Describe the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of teriflunomide.Discuss the risks associated with the use of teriflunomide.Discuss the potential benefit of teriflunomide for an individual patient.Apply the information on the use of teriflunomide to a case study. PMID:24421468

2013-03-01

404

Continuing Education Case Study Quiz  

PubMed Central

Goal—The goal of this program is to educate pharmacists about the use of teriflunomide for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Objectives—At the completion of this program, the reader will be able to:Describe the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of teriflunomide.Discuss the risks associated with the use of teriflunomide.Discuss the potential benefit of teriflunomide for an individual patient.Apply the information on the use of teriflunomide to a case study.

2013-01-01

405

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

406

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

407

Exploration of Exploitation Approaches of European Projects on ICT and Foreign Language Learning: the CEFcult project case  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rusman, E., Rajagopal, K., Stoyanov, S., & Van Maele, J. (2011, 20-21 October). Exploration of Exploitation Approaches of European Projects on ICT and Foreign Language Learning: the CEFcult project case. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference ICT for Language Learning, Florence, Italy. Available at: http:\\/\\/www.pixel-online.net\\/ICT4LL2011\\/conferenceproceedings.php

Ellen Rusman; Kamakshi Rajagopal; Slavi Stoyanov; Jan Van Maele

2011-01-01

408

The eco-efficiency of regions – case Kymenlaakso : ECOREG project 2002-2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ECOREG project, which is funded by the Life-Environment programme, aims to demonstrate the concept and implementation of eco-efficiency, using the Finnish Kymenlaakso region as a case study. Indicators for regional eco-efficiency, combining the ecological, economic, social and cultural aspects of development, will be designed and quantified for the year 2000. A long-term (2005, 2010, …) mechanism will also be

Matti Melanen; Sirkka Koskela; Ilmo Mäenpää; Marja-Riitta Hiltunen; Mika Toikka

2004-01-01

409

Joint Airport Weather Studies (AWS) project  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The joint airport weather studies (JAWS) project is discussed. The major objectives of the JAWS Project are a fundamental description of the phenomenon, a determination of the hazard potential and a definition of a protection and warning system, all of which are relative to low level wind shear. Aspects of the low level wind shear phenomenon. The principal focus, however, is the microburst. The microburst is fundamentally a rather simple atmospheric flow. It is a downdraft that, upon approaching the surface, spreads out horizontally, producing a diverging radial flow in all directions. For any direction that an aircraft flies through the microburst, it will first encounter increasing head winds; then the remnants of the downdraft; and then, increasing tail wind.

Mccarthy, J.

1983-01-01

410

The Project TALENT Twin and Sibling Study.  

PubMed

Project TALENT is a US national longitudinal study of about 377,000 individuals born in 1942-1946, first assessed in 1960. Students in about 1,200 schools participated in a 2-day battery covering aptitudes, abilities, interests, and individual and family characteristics (Flanagan, 1962; www.projectTALENT.org). Follow-up assessments 1, 5, and 11 years later assessed educational and occupational outcomes. The sample includes approximately 92,000 siblings from 40,000 families, including 2,500 twin pairs and 1,200 other siblings of twins. Until recently, almost no behavior genetic research has been conducted with the sample. In the original data collection information was not collected with the intent to link family members. Recently, we developed algorithms using names, addresses, birthdates, and information about family structure to link siblings and identify twins. We are testing several methods to determine zygosity, including use of yearbook photographs. In this paper, we summarize the design and measures in Project TALENT, describe the Twin and Sibling sample, and present our twin-sib-classmate model. In most twin and family designs, the 'shared environment' includes factors specific to the family combined with between-family differences associated with macro-level variables such as socioeconomic status. The school-based sampling design used in Project TALENT provides a unique opportunity to partition the shared environment into variation shared by siblings, specific to twins, and associated with school- and community-level factors. The availability of many measured characteristics on the family, schools, and neighborhoods enhances the ability to study the impact of specific factors on behavioral variation. PMID:23101474

Prescott, Carol A; Achorn, Deanna Lyter; Kaiser, Ashley; Mitchell, Lindsey; McArdle, John J; Lapham, Susan J

2013-02-01

411

Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Nodules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Arnold, Sonya; Hasegawa, Susan

2009-05-08

412

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 patientâÂÂs 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 patientâÂÂs condition in the âÂÂFinal Diagnosisâ section. Students will find this resource especially helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results, and diagnostics.

Dacic, Sanja; Rajan, Prabha B.

2009-08-27

413

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harvey, Stephen

2004-01-01

414

Case Study: A Case of Spinal Cord Injury  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

David Dean (Spring Hill College Biology)

2005-12-02

415

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

416

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

417

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

418

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

419

Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program. Code case studies  

SciTech Connect

The first year's operation of the Small Grants Program at a national scale was evaluated. The purpose of this management evaluation is to provide the headquarters Office of Inventions and Small Scale Technology and the ten regional program managers with findings and recommendations which will be useful to more effectively administer in the future. These conclusions are based on responses to a questionnaire from 197 program participants as well as personal interviews and telephone conversations with roughly half of the respondents. This report presents a compilation of case studies of projects which were funded during FY 78 and FY 79. These case studies focus on code issues (e.g., building, zoning, planning) that grantees may have dealt with. Possible problems that may have been encountered and resolution actions that grantees may have taken were researched. The results are presented in the form of a brief discussion of code issues followed by the case studies of relevant projects. The technological areas of interest are: Utility interconnection case studies, grants in which electric power is produced by small scale wind and hydroelectric facilities and for which interconnection with a utility grid is possible; Biomass case studies, grants involving composting and small scale methane production; and Geothermal case studies, grants in which either groundwater or the earth's thermal energy is used as a source for heating and cooling. Each case study provides a brief overview of a grantee's project including its objective, description, and benefits.

Not Available

1981-05-01

420

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

421

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

422

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

423

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

424

Pathology Case Study: Lung Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Bastacky, Sheldon; Holst, Valerie

2007-10-17

425

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 young woman experienced vomiting, dizziness, headaches, and change of mental status due to conjunctival petechiae. Visitors are given the transfusion reaction investigation, 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 transfusion pathology.

Johnson, Douglas R.; Triulzi, Darrell

2008-09-02

426

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 65-year-old woman with systemic rheumatoid arthritis has developed renal insufficiency. Visitors are given the gross and microscopic descriptions, electron microscopy exam results, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in renal pathology.

Bastacky, Sheldon; Wang, Jianzhou

2009-09-17

427

Pathology Case Study: Macrocytic Anemia  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2008-05-05

428

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

429

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

430

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

431

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

432

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

433

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

434

Pathology Case Study: Hepatitis C  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-21

435

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

436

Pathology Case Study: Intraventricaular Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 4-year-old girl has a three-month history of headache, nausea, and vomiting. Visitors are given both the microscopic description and radiographs, including the 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.

Christakos, Peter; Hamilton, Ronald

2009-07-02

437

Pathology Case Study: Coccygeal Mass  

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 has a recently enlarging coccygeal 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 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 skeletal and soft tissue pathology.

Horn, Kevin D.

2007-09-04

438

Pathology Case Study: Axillary Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 81-year-old woman has a five centimeter axillary mass. Visitors are given the microscopic description and immunohistochemical findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in hematopathology.

Horn, Kevin D.

2009-07-23

439

Pathology Case Study: Maculopapular Rash  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Flynn, Kevin J.; Malone, Mark

2007-11-21

440

Pathology Case Study: Liver Transplant  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Richert, Charles A.

2007-08-22

441

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

442

Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Hypertension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Horn, Kevin D.

2007-08-16

443

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

444

Evaluation of the National Science Foundation's Local Course Improvement Program. Volume III: Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Volume III presents results from the twelve case studies of the project. There were four groups of case studies; individualizing of college science teaching; application of computing aids in teaching; designing of inquiry materials for laboratory instruct...

J. A. Kulik C. L. C. Kulik C. L. Luna

1980-01-01

445

Physiologic amputation: a case study.  

PubMed

Acute limb ischemia is a complication of severe peripheral arterial disease that can be a threatening limb as well as life. Multiple procedures exist today to help revascularize extremities; however, even with the latest technologies, surgical amputation of the limb may still be necessary. Cryoamputation, or physiologic amputation, is a method used to treat patients who are hemodynamically unstable for the operating room and who are in need of urgent amputation owing to arterial ischemia. This procedure is used in the rare instance where not only a persons' limb is threatened, but also their life. This is a case study regarding one patient who presented to the hospital with limb-threatening ischemia who became hemodynamically unstable owing to the rhabdomyolysis associated with the ischemia of his lower extremity. Cryoamputation was used to stabilize the patient and prevent further deterioration, so that he could safely undergo surgical amputation of the limb without an increase in mortality risk. Cryoamputation must be followed by formal surgical amputation when the patient is hemodynamically stabilized. It is not a limb salvaging, procedure but it is a life-saving procedure. This case study demonstrates the usefulness of the procedure and discusses the technique used for cryoamputation. PMID:24534085

Long, Jeri; Hall, Virginia

2014-03-01

446

Pathology Case Study: Cerebellar Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology, which describes a 16-year-old female who presented with a seven-month history of headaches and difficulty with gait. Visitors are given examination findings, imaging studies, and pathological findings, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. A "Diagnosis and Discussion" section provides the findings, discussion of the disease, along with 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.

Cummings, Thomas J.; Ebert, Robert H.; McLendon, Roger E., 1957-; Provenzale, James M.

2008-03-24

447

A methodology for project control through risk analysis: the case of a pipeline project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Projects exposed to uncertainties can be effectively controlled with the application of risk analysis during the planning stages. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), can be used to analyse risks associated with such projects. The results from risk analysis along with activity analysis are combined to develop a logical contingency allowance for the project through the application of probability theory. Effective

S. O. Ogunlana; M. T. Tabucanon; P. Dey

1993-01-01

448

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

449

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

450

Case Study: What Happened to 28 Days?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Tamar Goulet (University of Mississippi Biology)

2011-08-29

451

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

452

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; Pádraig Cunningham

2000-01-01

453

The curious case of case study: a viewpoint  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case study is widely referred to and applied within social research, but its status remains unclear. Is it a method, a methodology, a strategy, a design, an approach or what? What does its employment in social research signify? This article critically reviews both the generic social research methods literature, and the work of two of case study’s most fervent recent

Malcolm Tight

2010-01-01

454

Software Design Studies Emphasizing Project Logos.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 certifi...

1972-01-01

455

Sustainability of Social ProgramsA Comparative Case Study Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Riki Savaya; Shimon Spiro; Roni Elran-Barak

2008-01-01

456

Sustainability of Social Programs: A Comparative Case Study Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Savaya, Riki; Spiro, Shimon; Elran-Barak, Roni

2008-01-01

457

International Perspectives on Elder Abuse: Five Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This introduction to the special issue on international perspectives on elder abuse presents basic elements of a cognitive-ecological approach to elder abuse. It also describes the research project out of which the current set of studies emerged, and provides a rationale for the five case studies (Japan, Germany, African Americans, Israel and Brazil) focused on in this issue.

Kathleen Malley-Morrison; Nyryan E.-V. Nolido; Sonia Chawla

2006-01-01

458

Environmental monitoring along the rivers - Case study: Danube River  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The environmental monitoring of the areas affected by the Gab?íkovo-Nagymaros project , including the unique inland delta, presented in the study illustrates the benefits and complexities associated with the establishment of such programmes. The objective of this case study focuses on the water as a critical resource for sustainable development. It aims to identifies issues in disputes concerning water

Libor Jansky

459

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.

460

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

461

Pathology Case Study: Pulmonary Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2009-03-11

462

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

463

Case Study: The Headwaters Controversy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This textbook chapter presents a real case study involving the the logging of an old stand forest from three perspectives, that of the environmentalists, the wood products industry, and a politician. An associated writing activity engages students in reviewing the different viewpoints, and writing a "letter to the editor" for or against the logging of old growth forest. This is chapter 3 in the unit, A New World View, which introduces global systems science, emphasizing the concepts of environmental diversity, Earth as a system, and sustainability. The resource includes a textbook chapter, integrated hands-on and inquiry activities, links to current news articles, and a suite of pre- and post-unit assessments. A teacher's guide supports classroom use. The resource is part of Global Systems Science (GSS), an interdisciplinary course for high school students that emphasizes how scientists from a wide variety of fields work together to understand significant problems of global impact.

464

Pathology Case Study: Breast Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2009-08-31

465

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

466

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

467

Market analysis methodology: a utility case study. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The case study described in this report was conducted as part of EPRI Project RP1634 - Analytic Methods Used Outside the Electric Utility Industry. The primary objectives of the project were to: (1) explore planning and analysis techniques in use outside the utility industry, (2) identify those techniques which show promise for addressing utility issues, and (3) test them in actual utility situations to understand their real value, and the issues associated with adapting them to utility use.

Diamond, M.

1985-02-01

468

Suitable scheme study of Chinese Building Energy Efficiency CDM Projects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

China has great potential to develop Building Energy Efficiency Clean Development Mechanism (BEE CDM) projects, although have many challenges. Our results show that large-scale public buildings and urban residential buildings have relatively high BEE CDM potential, when comparing their characteristics to the CDM project requirements. The building enclosure, illumination energy conservation, air condition energy saving, solar thermal, and solar photovoltaic technology have relatively high application potential while considering the energy saving potential and marginal emission reduction cost. Case study of large-scale buildings shows that technology integration of building enclosure, illumination energy conservation, air condition energy saving, solar thermal can reduce required building number to 130 in order to meet the 1×105 tCO2 e/a reduction criteria. Some suggestions are also given in this paper.

Huang, Beijia; Yang, Haizhen; Wang, Shaoping; Wang, Feng

2010-11-01

469

Billerud heading study of Congo project  

SciTech Connect

Billerud signed a contract recently with the Societe d'Etudes de la Celulose du Congo (SECC) to conduct a feasibility study for a projected eucalyptus-based pulp plant for the production of bleached marketing pulp in The People's Republic of The Congo. SECC is a consortium of financial institutions, the Congolese government and Billerud. The Congolese government has been planning for the construction of a eucalyptus-based pulp plant for a long time, and in 1978, full-scale eucalyptus plantations were started. These plantations are based on fast growing hybrid species of eucalyptus developed by the Centre Technique Forestier Tropical in the Congo and are ready for harvesting after only about seven years growing time.

Not Available

1982-04-01

470

Case study as a research method  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Zaidah Zainal

2007-01-01

471

The case for case studies in management research  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is commonly asserted that qualitative research in the organizational sciences lacks the rigor and objectivity of the quantitative approach. Case studies, while commonly used for educational purposes, have been viewed in a less favorable light in terms of research. This paper suggests that case studies represent an important research track in organizational science, not only as a method of

Eric Patton; Steven H. Appelbaum

2003-01-01

472

"Clicker" Cases: Introducing Case Study Teaching into Large Classrooms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case study teaching is difficult in large classes, especially in fixed-seat amphitheaters. The development of audience response systems, or "clickers," for use in classrooms has opened up exciting new possibilities for creating and implementing interactive case studies, particularly in large introductory science courses.

Herreid, Clyde Freeman

2006-01-01

473

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

474

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

475

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

Microsoft Academic Search

Project management education programmes are often proposed in higher education to give stude nts competences in project planning (Gantt's chart), pr oject organizing, human and technical resource management, quality control and also social competences (collaboration, communication), emotional ones (empathy, consideration of the other, humour, ethic s), and organizational ones (leadership, political vision, and so on). This training is often given

Christine Michel; Patrick Prevot

2009-01-01

476

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

SciTech Connect

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

Quinn, J.; Ohi, J.M.

1980-06-01

477

Case-control studies: basic concepts.  

PubMed

The purpose of this article is to present in elementary mathematical and statistical terms a simple way to quickly and effectively teach and understand case-control studies, as they are commonly done in dynamic populations-without using the rare disease assumption. Our focus is on case-control studies of disease incidence ('incident case-control studies'); we will not consider the situation of case-control studies of prevalent disease, which are published much less frequently. PMID:23045208

Vandenbroucke, Jan P; Pearce, Neil