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Public Works Construction Safety Project. Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Case studies of three public works construction projects were reviewed (Maryland State Highway Administration Construction, the Denver Airport Project, and the Boston Harbor Project) which took into consideration historical risk of worker fatalities, the ...

J. A. Kinney

1994-01-01

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Project governance: case studies on financial incentives  

Microsoft Academic Search

Appropriate financial incentives within construction project coalitions can contribute to effective project governance. However, the dearth of primary research material is partly attributed to the lack of a suitable methodology with which to study projects. Social network analysis (SNA) is proposed as an analytical tool to explore coalition governance. Primary data are presented for three European case studies employing quite

Stephen Pryke; Steve Pearson

2006-01-01

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Case studies of selected Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

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Case Study of the Maryland Partnership Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Maryland partnership project operated in the Department of State Planning for a 3 - year period beginning in 1974 and was engaged in the following activities: (1) the development of a series of research products in comprehensive human services plannin...

M. J. Blank

1977-01-01

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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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ENERGETIC EFFICIENT LIGHTING PROJECT - CASE STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aspects as contents of colors reproduction, color temperature spectrum, lamp efficiency, high power factor, and high efficiency of the reactor and luminous efficiency of the lamps have great importance for the making of an energetic efficient project. This paper investigates options that present smallest \\

Amâncio Rodrigues da Silva; Saulo Gomes Moreira; Wellington Rocha Araújo; Diego Bueno Angelo

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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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Converting Project Team Experience to Organizational Learning: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project teams represent both a mechanism for accomplishing work and an opportunity for learning within organizations. This paper investigates how an organization can learn from its project teams. It presents a case study of a complete experiential learning cycle within a single organization's new product development process. Post-mortem feedback was collected from the broad spectrum of organizational participants and the

Lynne P. Cooper

2007-01-01

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Case Study Projects in an Undergraduate Process Control Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we present a case study approach toteaching undergraduate chemical process control.During the last half of a one-semester chemicalprocess control course, the students work in threepersonteams on a multivariable control project thatthey have selected from a choice of five processes.Each project is advised by a different member of aninstructional team (instructor, course teachingassistant or a graduate student studying

B. Wayne Bequette; Kevin D. Schott; Vinay Prasad; Venkatesh Natarajan

1998-01-01

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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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Indonesian lesson study in practice: case study of Indonesian mathematics and science teacher education project  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 practices through the introduction of lesson study under IMSTEP; and,

Eisuke Saito; Imansyah Harun; Isamu Kuboki; Hideharu Tachibana

2006-01-01

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From Case Studies to Project Unlimited: 2006 Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of case studies by MBA students started with Harvard University. Harvard Business Review is the gold standard that MBA schools used. For teaching and research in International Management, Thunderbird University is the known leader. Cranfield University in UK, in conjunction with Babson College, published much work on case studies. Using these publications and the internet search, add much

Donald K. Hsu

2007-01-01

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Case Studies of Project Sustainability: Implications for Policy and Operations from Asian Experience.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report presents empirical data and case studies on project sustainability experience in Asia, and assesses the importance of the concept in Bangladesh. It begins by discussing the concept of project sustainability, its importance to developing countri...

M. Bamberger S. Cheema

1990-01-01

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Implementation of Egyptian Competitive Projects for Higher Education Enhancement: A Case Study By  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper demonstrates the salient features of the implementation process of the projects funded through the Egyptian competitive mechanism of the Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF). A case study has been considered as a model of the 160 projects funded by HEEPF in its first phase 2003-2007. A synopsis about the project and needs analysis are deliberately outlined. The

Galal Abdel-Hamid Abdellah; Salah El-Din; Mohamed Fahmy Taher; Abdel-Wahab Kassem

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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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Case study: A fresh approach of the Balanced Scorecard in the Heathrow Terminal 5 project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a case study of the Heathrow Terminal 5 project and to illustrate a customised application of the Balanced Scorecard in a major infrastructure project with multiple stakeholders. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The research methodology applied in this work was based on the case study methodology. The focus was on “how” questions and

Ron Basu; Chris Little; Chris Millard

2009-01-01

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Distributed Cross-Cultural Student Software Project: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software is more and more developed in international cooperative efforts where project team members have different educational and cultural backgrounds and the team may even be distributed among sites in several countries. Software engineering education should also involve distributed and cross-cultural project work to prepare the future software developers for this kind of work environment. In a pilot project of

A. Inkeri Verkamo; Juha Taina; Turjo Tuohiniemi; Yury Bogoyavlenskiy; Dimitry Korzun

2005-01-01

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A Case Study: GQM and TSP in a Software Engineering Capstone Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study, describing the use of a hybrid version of the Team Software Process (TSP) in a capstone software engineering project. A mandatory subset of TSP scripts and reporting mechanisms were required, primarily for estimating the size and duration of tasks and for tracking project status against the project plan. These were supplemented by metrics and

Brian R. von Konsky; Michael Robey

2005-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McAnally, Patricia L.; Linz, Mary Hubbard

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Case Study of the Racine County Community Human Services Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Racine County (Wisconsin) community human services project involved three stages: planning / design, installation, and implementation. Only stage one has been completed. The principal products of this phase included: a problem statement; the statement...

P. Ehrhardt

1977-01-01

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Case Study of the Partnership Project. State of Colorado.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Colorado project design was directed toward correcting the problem of fragmentation of policymaking at the State executive level through provision of improved policy intelligence to the Governor. To respond to the problem of fragmentation in human ser...

J. King

1977-01-01

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HIERARCHY, GUILT AND PROJECTIVE IDENTIFICATION: A CASE STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

The unique history of India, of both the quantity and quality of the invasions, particularly the Vedic invasion and the resultant caste system with the accompanying hierarchy, guilt and projective identification, makes it difficult to manage oneself and in role and one's interface with various organisations in a globalized economy where international relationships and relatedness are playing out old internalised

Gouranga P. Chattopadhyay

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Multiple restoration projects management: Operable unit case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC), located near Cincinnati, Ohio, is a government-owned facility. Westinghouse Materials Company of Ohio (WMCO) is the prime contractor to the United States Department of Energy (DOE) at the FMPC. DOE has entered into a Consent Agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to remediate the FMPC site. A project known as

1990-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

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Small-scale energy-technology projects in the Pacific Territories: a case-study review  

SciTech Connect

During 1978, 1979, and 1980, 28 small-scale energy projects were funded in the Pacific Territories. The projects attempt to be appropriate for developing Pacific island communities by using local labor and materials, using renewable resources, incorporating simple technologies, and being culturally sensitive. Most of the projects are completed now and are at the technology transfer stage. During the last three years the projects were monitored. Five case studies have been prepared which illustrate elements and define features which contribute or hinder technology transfer. Case studies include a typhoon-proof greenhouse on Guam, wood stoves and small solar devices on Yap, various devices built at a youth educational facility on Ponape, an unusual solar hot water system on Majuro, and a solar fish drying facility on an outer Truk island. Conclusions from these studies are extrapolated to all 28 projects.

Case, C.W. (Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA); Actouka, M.K.

1981-09-01

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A case study of project?based instruction in the ninth grade: a semester?long study of intertidal biodiversity  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this descriptive case study, project?based learning is presented as a teaching model that combines elements from other learning strategies. High school students participating in an intertidal monitoring project built around this model increased their content knowledge related to the ecology of the intertidal zone and improved their scientific investigation skills. Several aspects of project?based instruction are considered critical to

Erin Baumgartner; Chela J. Zabin

2008-01-01

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Case Study on Symbian OS Programming Practices in a Middleware Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this case study, we provide practical guidelines for Symbian OS software development by analyzing our experiences from\\u000a a three-year mobile software research project focused on the creation of networking middleware and collaborative applications.\\u000a The practices that we either conducted in the project or conceived in retrospect are summarized, and re-applicable patterns\\u000a of activity in development work are identified. Based

Otso Kassinen; Timo Koskela; Erkki Harjula; Mika Ylianttila

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Phillips, Rob

2001-01-01

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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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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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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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Project Excellence: A Case Study of a Student-Centred Secondary School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents a case study evaluation of a mastery system of individualized instruction called Project Excellence at Ecole Secondaire Cochrane High School, Ontario. The curriculum consists of 20-unit learning guides in all courses. Students work in subject area resource centers and consult with teachers as needed. Teachers act as…

Anderson, Stephen E.

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A Case Study in Retrospective Analysis of Release Planning in an Agile Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study evaluating a retrospec- tive analysis method, aimed at improving the release plan- ning activity in project management. The method is based on a re-evaluation of candidate requirements for prior releases in order to uncover release planning decisions that would have been made differently today. The method aims at using the lessons learned during the

Lena Karlsson; Björn Regnell; Thomas Thelin

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Olayele Adelakun

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2000-09-01

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Verner, Igor M.; Hershko, Eyal

2009-10-13

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

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THE IMPORTANCE AND ASSESSMENT OF FINAL YEAR PROJECTS: CASE STUDIES FROM AFRICA  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of final year projects in electrical\\/electronics engineering education cannot be over emphasised. A fair assessment of these projects is therefore essential. Unfortunately assessing projects can be very subjective if no proper guidelines are given. This is actually the case in some institutions where there may be a yawning gap between the marks given by two examiners to the

E. A. Jackson

1987-01-01

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Impact of Civil Engineering Projects on People and Nature. Project Summary Report on Phase I. Initial Methodology and Case Study Development.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Studies were made by the American Society of Civil Engineers to develop and initiate, through test cases, a methodology for classifying quantifying and analyzing the impacts on people and nature of projects and programs engineered by the civil engineer. P...

H. G. Poertner

1973-01-01

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Compressed Air System Retrofitting Project Improves Productivity at a Foundry. Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) Metal Casting BestPractices Project Case Study  

SciTech Connect

This case study highlights International Truck and Engine Corporation's optimization project on the compressed air system that serves its foundry, Indianapolis Casting Corporation. Due to the project's implementation, the system's efficiency was greatly improved, allowing the foundry to operate with less compressor capacity, which resulted in reduced energy consumption, significant maintenance savings, and more reliable production.

Not Available

2002-01-01

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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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Focus:HOPE--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 Focus: HOPE is the fourth 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 HOPE, a Detroit civil rights organization with a highly developed machinist training program. Section 1…

Thompson, Jeffery W.; Turner-Meikeljohn, Susan; Conway, Maureen

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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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The role of international research projects in the dissemination of innovative technologies in Russia: AgroAtlas case study  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

This paper uses the AgroAtlas project (www.agroatlas.ru) as a case study to illustrate how international projects can be an important resource to help train teachers and scientists in emerging technology including geographic information systems (GIS) software. The paper discusses a series of 10- day...

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A case study of project management practices in virtual settings: lessons from working in and managing virtual teams  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we report a case study examining the communication processes engaged in by virtual project teams and their management. Twenty-two teams, using widely available groupware to communicate, work together, share documents, discuss ideas, and solve problems, designed and implemented a database. These teams were managed by a geographically-distributed management team. The case study is analyzed qualitatively and quantitatively,

Catherine M. Beise; Traci A. Carte; Chelley Vician; Laku Chidambaram

2010-01-01

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Review of Donor-Funded Projects in Support of Micro- and Small-Scale Enterprises in West Africa: Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document contains case studies of nine donor-funded credit projects designed primarily to provide credit to micro- and small-scale enterprises (MSEs). These case studies were compiled as part of a general review of donor-funded programs in support of...

W. Grant

1993-01-01

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Impacts of biogas projects on agro-ecosystem in rural areas — A case study of Gongcheng  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The rapid growth of agro-ecosystem has been the focus of "New Rural Construction" in China due to intensive energy consumption and environmental pollution in rural areas. As a kind of renewable energy, biogas is helpful for new energy development and plays an important role in the sustainable development of agro-ecosystem in China. To evaluate the effects of biogas on agro-ecosystem from a systematic angle, we discussed the status quo of household biogas and identified its main factors that may have impacts on agro-ecosystem. An indicator framework covering environmental, social and economic aspects was established to quantify the impacts exerted by biogas project on agro-ecosystem. A case study of Gongcheng was then conducted to evaluate the combined impact of biogas project using the proposed indicator framework. Results showed that there was a notable positive effect brought by the application of biogas, and the integrated benefit has been significantly improved by 60.36%, implying that biogas as a substitute energy source can promote the sustainable level of rural areas.

Yang, Jin; Chen, Weichao; Chen, Bin

2011-09-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Richard G. Platt; Michael McCool

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nuno A. Gil

2010-01-01

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

2007-06-01

55

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

56

An Evaluation of Process Performance for a Small-Team Project - A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rational Unified Process (RUP) provides a component-based development process which is use-case driven, architecture-centric, and iterative and incremental. This paper describes our experience of RUP application to the development of a web-based project management system, which had been peformed by a five-member team for one year. The paper introduces how we applied RUP in the development of the system and

So-Young Kim; Ho-Jin Choi

2005-01-01

57

Program-Wide Case Studies. Land Use and Urban Development Project. BART Impact Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper consists of in-depth, policy-oriented case studies of BARTs impacts on selected communities, synthesizing all case study work in the BART Impact Program. The variety of BART impacts are described for downtown San Francisco and downtown Oakland, ...

M. H. Fajans M. V. Dyett

1978-01-01

58

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

SciTech Connect

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

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

1998-11-01

59

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Nick Givens

2000-01-01

60

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

61

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

62

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Butler, Allister H.; Astbury, Gaynor

2005-01-01

63

Multicultural Contacts in Education: A Case Study of an Exchange Project between Different Ethnic Groups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|One important aim of citizenship education is learning to deal with cultural diversity. To this end, schools organise exchange projects to bring students into contact with different social and cultural groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intergroup contact in educational settings and to understand what the most…

Schuitema, Jaap; Veugelers, Wiel

2011-01-01

64

Multicultural contacts in education: a case study of an exchange project between different ethnic groups  

Microsoft Academic Search

One important aim of citizenship education is learning to deal with cultural diversity. To this end, schools organise exchange projects to bring students into contact with different social and cultural groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intergroup contact in educational settings and to understand what the most favourable conditions are. The paper discusses a

Jaap Schuitema; Wiel Veugelers

2011-01-01

65

Multicultural Contacts in Education: A Case Study of an Exchange Project between Different Ethnic Groups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One important aim of citizenship education is learning to deal with cultural diversity. To this end, schools organise exchange projects to bring students into contact with different social and cultural groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intergroup contact in educational settings and to understand what the most…

Schuitema, Jaap; Veugelers, Wiel

2011-01-01

66

Environmental management at the regional level. a case study: the Avoca?Avonmore Catchment conversion project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Avoca?Avonmore Catchment Conversion Project concept is based on ‘conversion principles’ that were developed by Environmental Management and Auditing Services Ltd as part of an EC (DGXXII) funded feasibility study in 1992 commissioned by Wicklow County Council. The concept, as developed, challenges the traditional definitions of peripherally and regional disadvantage by redefining the classical constraints to development as opportunities for

Edwin Kok; Donal Olaoire; Richard Welford

1993-01-01

67

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

SciTech Connect

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

Wogsland, J.

2001-06-18

68

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

69

Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The case study of Theodore Bundy compares his personal characteristics and criminal behavior with the contemporary violent sexual murder typologies. The Theodore (Ted) Bundy case study exemplifies violent sexual homicide offense characteristics. The case study will illustrate that Ted Bundy, as a single case, is the prototypical violent sexual murderer. Moreover, the Ted Bundy case study provides a unique validation

Janet McClellan

2006-01-01

70

Developing Cross-Project and Corporate Learning Capabilities via Knowledge Management Infrastructures: Case Study of a Major Construction Firm in Taiwan  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper addresses knowledge management (KM) in a project management organisation through a case study. The case study organisation is a small-medium sized Taiwanese-owned construction company (staff size of approximately 50) with an annual turnover of approximately TWD50 (AUD$1.85) billion. Approximately one half of the company comprised project-related staff (e.g., construction project management, project documentation, estimation, procurement, and design), while

Jeremy Wu

71

Can the pilot BOT Project provide a template for future projects? A case study of the Chengdu No. 6 Water Plant B Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Chengdu No. 6 Water Plant B Project is a central government promoted pilot Build Operate Transfer (BOT) project in Chinese water sector, but the mode of the Chengdu project has not been well applied to the following BOT water supply projects. First hand data about the Chengdu project was collected focusing on project development process and organization, and lessons

Chuan Chen

2009-01-01

72

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

73

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Davis, Gregory; Hoff, Craig

2011-06-27

74

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

PubMed

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

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

2007-06-01

75

Normalized Interactions between Autonomous Agents A Case Study in Inter-Organizational Project Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract The CEC Project GOAL (Esprit 6283) aims to develop generic software tools to sup- port a new project management paradigm, in which projects are collaborative, decentralised and inter-organizational. To support inter-organization al interaction, communication and cooperation, we are developing a design framework for formalizing the flow of information between organizations, specifying access to and provision of project services, and

Jeremy Pitt; Matthew Anderton; Jim Cunningham

1996-01-01

76

Analogy Based Prediction of Work Item Flow in Software Projects: a Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A software development project coordinates work by us- ing work items that represent customer, tester, and devel- oper found defects, enhancements, and new features. We set out to facilitate software project planning by modeling the flow of such work items and using information on historic projects to predict the work flow of an ongoing project. The history of the work

Audris Mockus

2003-01-01

77

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

78

Vehicle emission inventories projection based on dynamic emission factors: A case study of Hangzhou, China  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To project vehicle emission inventories more accurately in China, dynamic vehicle emission factors have been developed considering several factors such as regulated emission limits, regulated fuel economy, vehicle deterioration of emission factors, and fuel economy deterioration. This study has also developed a method to estimate fuel economy based on fuel economy claimed by manufacturers, a ratio of real road fuel economy on road/fuel economy claimed by manufacturers, vehicle deterioration rate, vehicle stocks, and fuel economy regulation in China. The emission inventories of CO, VOCs, NO x, PM 10, and CO 2 from vehicle fleets in Hangzhou, China during 2004-2030 are projected using above two methods. The projected results show that regulated vehicle emission limits of National I and II standard of China are not effective to reduce the emission factors of vehicles except motorcycles, and only National III and National IV of Vehicles Emission Limits can apparently reduce overall emission factors of all type vehicles with both gasoline and diesel. The results also show that emission factors will continue to decrease after 2010. Up to 2030, the total emission inventories of CO, VOCs, NO x, and PM 10 will increase by 467.52%, 61.44%, 8.31%, and 78.35%, respectively. However, emission inventory of CO 2 will grow continuously to 2030 with 770.54% growth rate.

Zhang, Qingyu; Xu, Junfei; Wang, Gang; Tian, Weili; Jiang, Hui

79

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

80

Math in a Cultural Context: Two Case Studies of a Successful Culturally Based Math Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) was developed from ethnographic work with Yup'ik elders and teachers. The need for culturally based curricula seems obvious to those in the field of educational anthropology, but not necessarily to policymakers. Two case studies of novice teachers, one cultural "insider" and one "outsider," illustrate how each…

Lipka, Jerry; Hogan, Maureen P.; Webster, Joan Parker; Yanez, Evelyn; Adams, Barbara; Clark, Stacy; Lacy, Doreen

2005-01-01

81

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.

82

RadioSource.NET: Case-Study of a Collaborative Land-Grant Internet Audio Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides a case study of RadioSource.NET, an Internet broadcasting venture developed collaboratively by land-grant university communication departments to share resources, increase online distribution, and promote access to agricultural and natural and life science research. Describes planning, marketing, and implementation processes. (Contains…

Sohar, Kathleen; Wood, Ashley M.; Ramirez, Roberto

2002-01-01

83

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan Elliott Sim; Richard C. Holt

1998-01-01

84

Solar For Schools: A Case Study in Identifying and Implementing Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects in Three California School Districts: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar America Showcase program seeks to accelerate demand for solar technologies among key end use market sectors. As part of this activity the DOE provides Technical Assistance through its national laboratories to large-scale, high-visibility solar installation projects. The Solar Schools Assessment and Implementation Project (SSAIP) in the San Francisco Bay area was selected for a 2009 DOE Solar American Showcase award. SSAIP was formed through the efforts of the nonprofit Sequoia Foundation and includes three school districts: Berkeley, West Contra Costa, and Oakland Unified School Districts. This paper summarizes the technical assistance efforts that resulted from this technical assistance support. It serves as a case study and reference document detailing the steps and processes that could be used to successfully identify, fund, and implement solar PV projects in school districts across the country.

Kandt, A.

2011-04-01

85

The building blocks of the building project: a case study of the Kalamazoo (MI) Public Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

Provides the sequential history of Kalamazoo Public Library’s $18,700,000 building project. How the library strengthened its relationship with its community through the building project is the most important message. Information about the project’s inception, how decisions were made, and the tax levy are included. The establishment of a building committee and the nuances involved with fund development for art are

Saul J. Amdursky; Lisa A. Godrey

2001-01-01

86

Combining Project Management Methods: A Case Study of Dlstributed Work Practices  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The increasing complexity of information systems development (ISD) projects call for improved project management practices. This, together with an endeavour to improve the success rate of ISD projects (Lyytinen and Robey 1999; Cooke-Davies 2002; White and Fortune 2002), has served as drivers for various efforts in process improvement such as the introduction of new development methods (Fitzgerald 1997; Iivari and Maansaari 1998).

Backlund, Per; Lundell, Björn

87

Predicting Re-opened Bugs: A Case Study on the Eclipse Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Bug fixing accounts for a large amount of the software maintenance resources. Generally, bugs are reported, fixed, verified and closed. However, in some cases bugs have to be re-opened. Re-opened bugs increase maintenance costs, degrade the overall user-perceived quality of the software and lead to unnecessary rework by busy practitioners. In this paper, we study and predict re-opened bugs through

Emad Shihab; Akinori Ihara; Yasutaka Kamei; Walid M. Ibrahim; Masao Ohira; Bram Adams; Ahmed E. Hassan; Ken-ichi Matsumoto

2010-01-01

88

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Cattadori, M.

2008-12-01

89

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

90

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

91

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

92

Learning Through Evaluation: Bridging Change in Higher Education :Case studies from SOCRATES projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will report on the evaluation experience in two SOCRATES projects focused on change in Higher Education. The projects were international in scope involving 6 countries and 20 institutions within the last four years. The paper reflects on change in institutions specifically, especially those introduced by the use of ICT and it suggests the hypothesis that in such a

J Bonamy; B Charlier; M Saunders

93

Environmental mitigation of dredge and fill projects: A case study of coos bay\\/ north bend, oregon  

Microsoft Academic Search

The term “mitigation”; has been used in connection with habitat losses attributable to federal water projects as early as the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934. Most of the current requirements to mitigate habitat losses associated with water development projects apply to wetlands, as they are biologically productive and have been

Peri Muretta; Willard Price

1982-01-01

94

Looking for Clues to Failures in Large-Scale, Public Sector Projects: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe results from historical analysis of a large-scale, public sector effort: the IRS Modernization Project that has already spanned a decade and consumed more than 3 billion dollars. The results focus on analysis of Sentiments and Confidence expressed by different stakeholders, as found in various documents. We explore how such analyses may provide a window on project progress and

Sandeep Purao; Kevin C. Desouza

2011-01-01

95

Case Study on Scheduling Software for Prime Contractors' Efficient Management of Projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The most important aspect of the prime contractor's duties on any project is the effective management of materials, labor, time, and safety. The management of project time is depending more and more on scheduling software. The lack of good scheduling software, when managing the completion of hundreds of activities before and during the construction phase, can limit the ability of

Mike Bell; Tulio Sulbaran; Kimberly Williams; Michael Blain

96

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The integration of technology-based projects in the primary science curriculum has attracted recent international attention. Yet few case studies about what and how knowledge is constructed in this context have been reported. In this interpretive study of a Year Six classroom, we focused on how two contrasting groups of children designed ill-defined engineering structures. Of particular interest was how the groups appropriated ideas into their designs and constructed related scientific concepts. Our interpretations of the field, videotape and interview data during the semester-long observation period highlight the value of building learning communities in science and technology classes. As well as reporting our classroom-related findings we begin to explore the collaboration processes within our research team. A thick description of the genesis of the project and a brief revelation about our interpretive zone are provided.

Ritchie, Stephen M.; Hampson, Brad

1996-12-01

97

A case study on evaluations of improvements implemented by WISE projects in the Philippines.  

PubMed

The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of work improvements in small enterprises (WISE) on workloads and productivity, and managers' satisfaction with those projects. Participating in this study from 1994 to 1996 were 9 small enterprises, 3 metal industries, 1 car parts manufacturing, 1 garment manufacturing, 1 food processing, and a few others. Upon visiting these worksites, we carried out interviews on the implemented WISE improvements and made objective evaluations of their effect on workloads and productivity. Reductions in physical workloads were found in 4 of 6 enterprises where that factor was estimated. Productivity in most of the enterprises increased after WISE improvements. Managers' subjective satisfaction with WISE activity ranged between 50-80% on each technical item. More than 50 percent of managers came to understand the necessity of workers' involvement and understanding of the activities in order to sustain activity for improvement. WISE activity can exert a beneficial influence on workload and productivity. Most of the managers were satisfied with the results. It is presumed that follow-up visits with objective estimation will provide both managers and workers with encouragement to maintain their efforts. PMID:16610534

Takeyama, Hidemaro; Itani, Toru; Tachi, Norihide; Takanishi, Toshimasa; Inoue, Tatsuki; Murata, Kensaburo; Ebara, Takeshi; Batino, Jose Maria

2006-01-01

98

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

99

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

100

Fire-LCA Model: Cables Case Study. Brandforsk Project 703-991.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A novel Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) model has been defined for the investigation of the environmental impact of the choice of material in cable production. In one case polyolefin based material is used while in the other case PVC material is used. In both...

M. Simonson P. Andersson L. Rosell V. Emanuelsson H. Stipple

2002-01-01

101

The Degree Specification Project: A Case Study in Departmental Outcomes Assessment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The degree specification project is a simple, yet pragmatic process of crystallizing the "identity" of the degrees offered in each discipline. In other words, what should students expect to have in the way of skills, knowledge, and abilities once they complete a degree in a specific discipline? Faculty first articulate three to five degree-level…

Weinstein, Daniel A.; Schneller, Beverly

2009-01-01

102

Using a Virtual Learning Environment to Manage Group Projects: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are increasingly used by Higher Education Institutions to manage and enhance teaching and learning, and research. Discussion, chat, scheduling, and other collaboration tools make VLEs especially useful systems for designing and managing complex group projects. In the spring semester of 2006, students at the…

Cleary, Yvonne; Marcus-Quinn, Ann

2008-01-01

103

(O13) Student networks and learning styles: a case study exploring investigative projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

There are many potential benefits of initiating independence and empowerment of students relating both to the learning experience and its management. Monitoring networking behaviour can provide insights into what happens when tutors 'let go' of a community of learners. Investigative research projects are a prominent element of science degrees, and when initiated and completed by a student can be rewarding

A. Mark Langan; W. Rod Cullen; Dave M. Shuker

104

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

Microsoft Academic Search

As considerations of fuel diversity, environmental concerns, and market uncertainties are increasingly factored into electric utility resource planning, renewable energy technologies are beginning to find their place in the utility resource portfolio. This document profiles 10 renewable energy projects, utilizing six different renewable resources, that were built in the US throughout the 1980s. The resources include: biomass, geothermal, hydropower, photovoltaics,

S. Anson; K. Sinclair; B. Swezey

1993-01-01

105

An International Collaboration in Engineering Project Design and Curriculum Development: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper describes a collaboration in engineering project design and curriculum development between the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) housed in the Bethune campus of Universite d'Artois in France and the Altoona College of The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State Altoona). This collaboration embraces engineering design…

Anwar, Sohail; Favier, Patrick; Ravalitera, Guy

106

The Ythan Project: A Case Study on Improving Catchment Management through Community Involvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increased participation in resource management decisions by a wide range of stakeholders has been widely advocated, and has recently been formally incorporated into the European Water Framework Directive. However, achieving such participation has generally proved to be problematical. In response to locally perceived needs, a project was set up in the Ythan catchment in northeast Scotland, to undertake catchment management

RM Morris

2005-01-01

107

Life cycle cost based procurement decisions A case study of Norwegian Defence Procurement projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Norwegian Ministry of Defence publication states that when procurement decisions are made, systems that yield the lowest possible life cycle cost (LCC) for the Norwegian Defence must be procured, even if this means that initial procurement cost becomes higher. How- ever, several projects within the community are still carried out and reviewed based on initial procurement cost alone. This

Bernt E. Tysseland

2007-01-01

108

A case study of resources management planning with multiple objectives and projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Each National Park Service unit in the United States produces a resources management plan (RMP) every four years or less. The plans commit budgets and personnel to specific projects for four years, but they are prepared with little quantitative and analytical rigor and without formal decision-making tools. We have previously described a multiple objective planning process for inventory and monitoring

David L. Peterson; David G. Silsbee; Daniel L. Schmoldt

1994-01-01

109

Inclusive design in the implementation of projects for schools modernization in Portugal - case studies.  

PubMed

The Project for Schools Modernization taking place in Portugal, with an estimated total investment of 2450 million for the intervention in the first 205 schools, provide the reclassification of 332 secondary schools by 2015. One of the questions we can pose is if the authorities and the teams of architects selected to design these schools considered fundamental for the correctness of architectural barriers within the school and its accessibility the implementation of standards and principles of inclusion of children/teenagers with special needs within their school environment. As most of the projects are already being implemented, the main aim of this paper is to present the outcomes of a comparative analysis and synthesis of six schools located in the northern part of the country. This analysis occurs from the of Participatory Design perspective which appeals to the experience of the disable children to look (or evaluate) the negative and positive factors in terms of physical space, interpreted by inclusive design rules and orientations. Therefore, the evaluation of schools modernization project, and its discussion, is central for the understanding how these children are addressed in projects which are directed at them. PMID:22317620

Lopes, Lígia; Aguiar, Carlos; da Silva, Fernando Moreira

2012-01-01

110

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Burgher, Karl E.; Snyder, Michael

2012-01-01

111

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

TIMOTHY MWOLOLO WAEMA

2009-01-01

112

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is an account of the process that evolved during acquisition of the license to operate the Terror Lake hydroelectric power project under the auspices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Commission is responsible for granting these licenses under the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 792 et seq.). This act provides, in part, that FERC may condition

S. W. Olive; B. L. Lamb

1984-01-01

113

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is an account of the process that evolved during acquisition of the license to operate the Terror Lake hydro-electric power project under the auspices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Terror River is located on Kodiak Island in Alaska. The river is within the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge; it supports excellent runs of several species of

S. W. Olive; B. L. Lamb

1983-01-01

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

115

Proactive behaviour induction by integration of sustainability in business strategic management: INOVE project case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

INOVE was a regional partnership project and had two main goals: finding and helping to implement solutions for real business problems, in order to increase their competitiveness according to sustainable development; and dissemination of new concepts, methodologies and tools of sustainability. Members of the partnership were: INETI, CEISET, eight companies, a polytechnic institute and a university.Knowledge transfer was implemented during

Ana Paula Duarte; Paulo Martins; Jorge Alexandre

2008-01-01

116

A systematic methodology for the creation of Six Sigma projects: A case study of semiconductor foundry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays, Six Sigma has been widely adopted in a variety of industries in the world and it has become one of the most important subjects of debate in quality management. Six Sigma is a well-structured methodology that can help a company achieve expected goal through continuous project improvement. Some challenges, however, have emerged with the execution of the Six Sigma.

Chao-ton Su; Chia-jen Chou

2008-01-01

117

Power Distance and Group Dynamics of an International Project Team: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Project-based team activities are commonly used in higher education. Teams comprised of members from different national cultures can be faced with unique challenges during the creative process. Hofstede's (1991) cultural dimension of power distance was used to examine one such design team's intra- and inter-group interactions in a graduate-level…

Paulus, Trena M.; Bichelmeyer, Barbara; Malopinsky, Larissa; Pereira, Maura; Rastogi, Polly

2005-01-01

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lake, John; Williamson, John

119

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

120

A Perspective of the Effectiveness of Project Based Bilingual Curriculum in Personal Empowerment of the Adult English Language Learner: A Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study offers a perspective on the effectiveness of project-based bilingual curricula in empowering the adult English language learner. The purpose of this study is to examine the English acquisition process of adult Latina women who participate in a project based bilingual language program. The program uses techniques that include…

Johnson, Cameron

121

Environmental economics reality check: a case study of the Abanico Medicinal Plant and Organic Agriculture Microenterprise Project.  

PubMed

This paper presents a case study of the Abanico Medicinal Plant and Organic Agriculture Microenterprise Project in the Arenal Conservation Area, Costa Rica. Microenterprise is the Sustainable Development and the Women in Development model for gender equity and environment of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and large non-government organizations, like the World Wildlife Fund-Canada. The authors of this paper argue that debt-for-nature investment in microenterprise and ecological economic models are not distinct from neoclassical economic and development models that created the environmental, social and cultural crises in the first place. This case study shows that the world market accommodates only one model of development: unsustainable export-oriented production based on flexible labour markets, low wages, indebtedness and low cost production. Working standards in those micro-enterprises are eroded due to many factors,including indebtedness. What happened at a national level in non-industrial countries with the international debt crisis is now mirrored in individual indebtedness through microenterprise. Is current development policy creating a new form of indentured servitude? Medicinal plants, prior to commodification, were a source of women's power and upon commodification in international development projects, are the source of their exploitation. PMID:12859005

Isla, Ana; Thompson, Shirley

122

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

123

The Journey Project: a case study in providing health information to mitigate health disparities.  

PubMed

The Journey Project, part of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries' Social Work Information Specialist in Context Fellowship, was designed to merge social work and consumer health librarianship skills in order to improve the provision of health information to patients. A resource notebook was created encompassing the many dimensions of cancer health information. A social work informationist distributed the notebooks and provided individualized consultations with respect to patients' health information needs. Areas of congruence as well as key differences between social work and consumer health librarianship emerged during the course of the project. Merging the two professions into the role of a social work informationist increased the ability to attend holistically to clients' health information needs. PMID:19159008

Leisey, Monica

2009-01-01

124

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.

125

A case study of resources management planning with multiple objectives and projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Each National Park Service unit in the United States produces a resources management plan (RMP) every four years or less.\\u000a The plans commit budgets and personnel to specific projects for four years, but they are prepared with little quantitative\\u000a and analytical rigor and without formal decision-making tools. We have previously described a multiple objective planning\\u000a process for inventory and monitoring

David L. Peterson; David G. Silsbee; Daniel L. Schmoldt

1994-01-01

126

Upgrade of Compressed Air Control System Reduces Energy Costs at Michelin Tire Plant. Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) BestPractices Project Case Study  

SciTech Connect

This case study highlights the upgraded compressed air system at a Michelin tire manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The controls upgrade project enabled multiple compressor operation without blow-off, and significantly reduced energy costs.

Not Available

2002-01-01

127

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2010-01-01

128

Case Acquisition in a Project Planning Environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we propose an approach to acquire cases in the context of project planning, without any extra effort from the end user. Under our definition, a case has a one to one correspondence with the standard elements of a project plan. We exploit this correspondence to capture cases automatically from project planning episodes. We provide an algorithm for

Sasidhar Mukkamalla; Hector Muñoz-avila

2002-01-01

129

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

130

Matching the Affordances of Wikis to Collaborative Learning: A Case Study of IT Project Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

The use of Web 2.0 technologies is increasingly common in many aspects of life: social, work, and study. The study reported here looks into how one type of Web 2.0 tool, the wiki, was being used to support groups of IT students involved in a collaborative authentic-task in their undergraduate studies to develop a software solution required by their “clients”.

Andreas U. Kuswara; Debbie Richards

2011-01-01

131

Relating Long-Term Studies to Conservation Practice: the Case of the Serengeti Cheetah Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although detailed, long-term scientific studies provide potentially crucial information for conser- vation, they are rare. Moreover, there is often a disjunction between scientists and managers that can affect whether scientific results are applied to help solve conservation problems. Long-term studies can promote in- creased communication between scientists and managers and hence offer an opportunity for constructive engagement between the two

SARAH M. DURANT; SULTANA BASHIR; THOMAS MADDOX; M. KAREN LAURENSON

2007-01-01

132

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

133

Polaroid Corporation's Tuition Assistance Plan: A Case Study. Worker Education and Training Policies Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study was conducted to determine the factors that account for the sustained and unusually high rate of participation in tuition-assisted education by Polaroid employees. Information was gathered by interviews with Polaroid management officials in the Human Resources Development Group; staff of the Education and Career Planning Department; and…

Knox, Kathleen

134

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

135

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

EPA Science Inventory

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

136

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

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this study was to present 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. 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

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

1982-01-01

137

Application of goal programming in project selection decision — A case study from the Indian coal mining industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper includes the solution of a project selection decision applying goal programming technique. A case example from the Indian coal mining industry has been taken up and discussed. A framework is introduced incorporating ratings from experts for computation of goal weights and also normalisation of deviational variables. Stochasticity of demand is included in model formulation.

Kampan Mukherjee; Achintya Bera

1995-01-01

138

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

PubMed

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

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

2011-12-01

139

A Survey on Users' Commitment in Information Technology (IT) Project: A Case Study in Malaysian Private Software Development Company  

Microsoft Academic Search

Software development often involves new technology, challenging or unknown requirements, and tight schedules; making it particularly prone to several types of risk: delay, dependency and estimates. This study focused on the survey of users' commitments in Information Technology (IT) project management. The purpose of the study is to investigate the factors which cause lack of users' commitment in the IT

Fakulti Sains; Komputer dan Matematik

140

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

141

A Case Study of Enhancing Learning Outcomes for Undergraduate ElectronicComputer Engineering Students through a Service Learning Based Project Module  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a case study of a service learning based project module which has been integrated into the under-graduate degree programmes delivered by the Electrical & Electronic Engineering discipline within the College of Engineering and Informatics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Community based service learning has long been promoted as a viable and effective means of improving

Liam Kilmartin; Eleanor McCarrick

2010-01-01

142

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

143

Creating a Culture of Data Use for Continuous Improvement: A Case Study of an Edison Project School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, I outline how, with the appropriate mix of external requirements and internal motivation, structure and capacity, a school can promote and maintain a culture of evaluative practices, specifically data use, for continuous improvement. I draw upon qualitative data conducted in a study of an Edison Project school. The findings from…

Sutherland, Stephanie

2004-01-01

144

Creation of Demand for Millet Foods – A Case Study of Successful Change Management of an Innovation Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

With globalization challenges and the increased competition and accountability issues that the agricultural research organizations face, there is a definite need for bringing about innovation in the research agenda. The present study describes the success achieved in one of the innovation projects in India aimed at creating increased demand for sorghum. Appropriate Change management model was developed to understand the

Manikandan P

2012-01-01

145

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

146

The Role of Project-Based Learning in IT: A Case Study in a Game Development and Entrepreneurship Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Problem/project-based-learning (PBL) approaches have traditionally been shown to be effective for learning within many professional programs that are directly related to the students' future career. The PBL approach has been adopted for over four decades in such fields as medicine and engineering and studies have demonstrated that…

Hogue, Andrew; Kapralos, Bill; Desjardins, Francois

2011-01-01

147

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

148

Child Protective Services Case Management Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Child Protective Service (CPS) Case Management Project was initiated in Region 7 of the Texas Department of Human Services (DHS) to develop a model for case management in child protective services. A review of social work literature related to case ma...

1985-01-01

149

Why Is School Reform Sustained Even after a Project? A Case Study of Bac Giang Province, Vietnam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper reports on a case study of schools in Vietnam wherein teachers are engaged in school reform activities known as professional teacher meetings (PTMs), which is based on an approach called lesson study for learning community (LSLC). The PTMs under LSLC were introduced in 2006, but the teachers involved are still conducting the activities…

Saito, Eisuke; Khong, Thi Diem Hang; Tsukui, Atsushi

2012-01-01

150

Why Is School Reform Sustained Even after a Project? A Case Study of Bac Giang Province, Vietnam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports on a case study of schools in Vietnam wherein teachers are engaged in school reform activities known as professional teacher meetings (PTMs), which is based on an approach called lesson study for learning community (LSLC). The PTMs under LSLC were introduced in 2006, but the teachers involved are still conducting the activities…

Saito, Eisuke; Khong, Thi Diem Hang; Tsukui, Atsushi

2012-01-01

151

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

152

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

153

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

SciTech Connect

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

Daffron, James Y.

2003-02-27

154

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

156

Contributions from the activity analysis to the products development project: case study based on a project of innovation and comfort in aircraft's cabins.  

PubMed

Comfort is an issue that has gained relevance within the aeronautical industry due to the necessity of manufacturers and airline companies of differentiating themselves in a market that has become more and more competitive each day. This study's aim is to analyze the comfort/discomfort of passengers, based on the analysis of the activities performed in the aircrafts' cabin during real flights, in order to create ergonomics requirements and a methodology of comfort analysis. The study has been performed during domestic commercial flights, and the adopted data collection techniques have been: the application of 219 questionnaires to passengers, 44 registrations of postures and actions through filmings and 12 semistructured interviews. The method has made possible the reconstruction of the user's action course in performing activities in real flight situations, and the calculation of the area occupied by the passenger during his or her actions. The integrated analysis of the results corroborates data from previous studies in which both the space made available to each passenger and the activity performed interfere in their perception of comfort. From this study it has been concluded that the method constitutes itself as an innovative tool within the process of aircrafts' cabins project enabling the calculation of the action space based on the reconstructed course. PMID:22316700

Greghi, F M; Rossi, N T; Souza, G B J; Menegon, L N

2012-01-01

157

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

158

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.

159

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.

160

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

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 ...

J. A. Sathaye K. Andrasko W. Makundi E. Lebre La Rovere N. H. Ravindranath A. Melli A. Rangachari M. Imaz C. Gay R. Friedmann B. Goldberg

1998-01-01

161

Case Studies in Practical Career Guidance Number 7. Developmental Career Guidance Project, Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, Michigan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Developmental Career Guidance (DCG) project is a K-12 career guidance demonstration project operating at three high schools and 18 feeder schools in the Detroit Public School District. Directed from Wayne State University, DCG has centers at the high ...

T. J. Scott

1973-01-01

162

The development of urban night tourism based on the nightscape lighting projects--a Case Study of Guangzhou  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the rapid economic development, the nightscape lighting project s have been gradually improved. Owing to the nightscape lighting projects that extend the time of activities, night activities become more and more colorful. To respond the low-carbon energy economy, tourism can extend the time of activities with the help of nightscape lighting projects. This paper analyzes the factors of the

Qin Guo; Meizhen Lin; Jin-hua Meng; Jun-lei Zhao

2011-01-01

163

Federal Energy Management Program technical assistance case study: The Forrestal Building relighting project saves $400K annually  

SciTech Connect

The US Department of Energy (DOE) believes energy efficiency begins at home -- in this case the James A. Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C. Since 1969, the 1.7 million-square-foot Forrestal Building has served as DOE Headquarters. In 1989, a team of in-house energy specialists began searching for opportunities to make the Forrestal Building more energy efficient. The team, on which personnel from the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) served, identified lighting as an area in which energy use could be reduced substantially. A monitoring program showed that the building`s more than 34,000 1-foot by 4-foot fluorescent lighting fixtures were responsible for 33% of the building`s total annual electric energy use, which represents more than 9 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. In initiating the relighting program, DOE hoped to achieve these broad goals: Reduce energy use and utility bills, and improve lighting quality by distributing the light more uniformly. Funding was also an important consideration. DOE sought financing alternatives through which the lighting retrofit is paid for without using government-appropriated capital funds. DOE cut lighting costs more than 50% and paid for the project with the money saved on energy bills.

NONE

1997-01-01

164

Seeking optimal means to address micronutrient deficiencies in food supplements: A case study from the Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project.  

PubMed

In seeking to improve the micronutrient contents of a food supplement used in a major community-based nutrition project in Bangladesh, operations research was conducted to compare the provision of needed micronutrients through additional food sources (fresh or dried fruits or vegetables), a micronutrient multi-mix, and a combination of the two. Micronutrient gaps (the difference between micronutrient requirements and actual micronutrient intake) were estimated for four groups of project beneficiaries, with target intakes defined as requirements for iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B12 recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization. Primary focus was placed on iron and vitamin A. Cost and bulk constraint analyses, based on cost of supplement, feasibility of delivery, and serving volume needed to achieve micronutrient targets, were used for comparing the supplement options. In terms of these analyses, the micronutrient multimix proved, by far, to be the most advantageous. Food options, however, are arguably desirable in that they provide dietary benefits additional to that of known micronutrients and may increase demand to boost production of domestic fruits and vegetables for the population as a whole. The study concludes that it is cost-effective to use powdered micronutrient mixes for such specific purposes as enrichment of supplementary food and food fortification, but encourages production and consumption of micronutrient-rich foods through programme messages and activities. PMID:16599108

Karim, Rezaul; Desplats, Gwénola; Schaetzel, Thomas; Herforth, Anna; Ahmed, Faruk; Salamatullah, Quazi; Shahjahan, Mohammad; Akhtaruzzaman, Mohammed; Levinson, James

2005-12-01

165

A Case Study on the Success of Introducing General Non-construction Activities for Project Management and Planning Improvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The creation of a proper work breakdown structure (WBS) is essential in performing successful project effort estimation and\\u000a project management. The use of WBS is required on the level 1 of CMMI. There is, however, no standard WBS available. In this\\u000a paper, the results of a pilot project in which new activities were introduced into the TietoEnator’s WBS are reported.

Topi Haapio; Jarmo J. Ahonen

2006-01-01

166

Gold Mines, Pitfalls, and Slag Heaps: A Case Study of Collaborative Projects at the University of Southern Indiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines both benefits and problems associated with collaborative projects, based on experiences of the University of Southern Indiana and 15 school corporations in the state to improve public school mathematics and science instruction. While the partnerships had many positive outcomes, the burden of preparing proposals and implementing projects

Harrel, Peggy F.

1996-01-01

167

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Pinimidzai Sithole

2003-01-01

168

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

169

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Danny Cassimon; Martin Prowse; Dennis Essers

2011-01-01

170

Case Studies in Practical Career Guidance, Number 7: Developmental Career Guidance Project Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, Michigan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Developmental Career Guidance (DCG) project is a K-12 career guidance demonstration project operating at three high schools and 18 feeder schools in the Detroit Public School District. Directed from Wayne State University, DCG has centers at the high schools and each of the feeder schools. From the centers, students voluntarily can draw…

Scott, Thelma J.

171

Methods for Valuation of Environmental Costs and Benefits of Hydroelectric Facilities : A Case Study of the Sultan River Project : Final Report.  

SciTech Connect

The Bonneville Power Administration is required by the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act (Public Law 96-501) to include quantifiable environmental costs and benefits of alternative electric power resources in determining their cost-effectiveness. In responding to this requirement, BPA has contracted to develop and test methodologies for valuing environmental costs of various types of power resources, including hydroelectric facilities. The purpose of this study is to develop and test valuation methods for hydroelectric facilities, using the Sultan River Project as a case study. The case study approach offers several advantages and some disadvantages which should be considered in interpreting this report. Its primary advantage lies in providing a real-world example against which to test theoretical valuation approaches. Using data that were actually collected for a project that has received detailed scrutiny from its sponsor and from numerous regulatory agencies allows more realistic formulation of valuation issues and also provides a better test of the practicality and usefulness of valuation methods. On the other hand, results derived from such an approach must be used with discretion. First and most obvious, both the features of a hydroproject and its environmental impacts may vary widely from site to site. Second, it cannot be assumed that the results of these test exercises for the Sultan River Project represent any kind of generic hydroelectric environmental cost. A third caution is directed to those who may be tempted to regard this report as a definitive estimate of the environmental costs of the Sultan River Project. It is not. A fourth important point is only external or residual environmental costs are developed in this report. Finally, it should be noted that these methodologies were developed to meet the needs of BPA's process for determining resource cost-effectiveness.

BioSystems Analysis, Inc.

1984-06-05

172

Evaluation of the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program. Case Study Report. Project Rural Urban Network (RUN), 95062. Louisville, Kentucky.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Project Rural Urban Network (RUN) was established for three purposes: one is to install a 17-mile fiber optic network that will link the city government of Louisville, Kentucky; Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS); the library system; the science cente...

J. Michie N. Bartfai

1998-01-01

173

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

174

Three Community College Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

175

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

176

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

177

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…

Intrator, Sam M.; Siegel, Donald

2010-01-01

178

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Indranil Bardhan; Sugato Bagchi; Ryan Sougstad

2004-01-01

179

Experiences with sustainability indicators and stakeholder participation: a case study relating to a 'Blue Plan' project in Malta  

Microsoft Academic Search

The practical application of systemic sustainability analysis (SSA; Bell and Morse, 1999) as applied in a project instigated and managed by 'Blue Plan', one of the regional activity centres of the Mediterranean Action Plan, is set out and explained in this paper. The context in which SSA was applied and adapted to SPSA (systemic and prospective sustainability analysis) is described

Simon Bell; Stephen Morse

2004-01-01

180

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

181

Virtual Gorilla Modeling Project: Two Case Studies of Middle-School Students Building Computational Models for Inquiry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the Virtual Gorilla Modeling Project (VGMP), a prototype summer camp for middle-school students that took place at a large metropolitan zoo, in which students constructed models of gorilla behavior within an inquiry framework. The students, working in groups of four to five, conducted field observations of the gorillas in their zoo habitat, used virtual reality modeling software

Kenneth E. Hay; Jane Crozier; Michael Barnett

2000-01-01

182

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

183

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

2008-04-28

184

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

185

ATBC Study - Research Consortium Projects  

Cancer.gov

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

186

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

187

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

188

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

189

Spatial downscaling of precipitation from AOGCMs for climate change projections using random cascades: a case study in Italy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present a Stochastic Space Random Cascade (SSRC) approach to downscale precipitation from a GCMs for the purpose of water resources projection under climate change scenarios for a meso-scale Italian Alpine watersheds, Oglio rivers (1600 km2). Snow fed Oglio river displays complex physiography and high environmental gradient, and statistical downscaling methods are required for climate change assessment, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The SSRC model is locally tuned upon Oglio river for spatial downscaling (approx. 1 km) of daily precipitation from NCAR_PCM, giving more accurate results for the area according to our preliminary findings. We use a 10 years (1990-1999) series of observed daily precipitation data from 25 rain gages. Scale Recursive Estimation coupled with Expectation Maximization algorithm is used for model estimation. Seasonal parameters of the multiplicative cascade are accommodated by statistical distributions conditioned upon climatic forcing, based on regression analysis. Main advantage of the SSRC is to reproduce spatial clustering, intermittency, self-similarity of precipitation fields and their spatial correlation structure, with relatively low computational burden. Projections of future downscaled precipitation scenarios (A2 scenario from NCAR_PCM) are given, necessary for water budget pending climate change, and some preliminary conclusions are drawn. Key words: climate change; precipitation; AOGCMs; statistical downscaling.

Groppelli, B.; Bocchiola, D.; Rosso, R.

2009-09-01

190

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

191

Innovative and Alternative Technology: Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides case studies of eleven projects which have received additional grant funds through the Innovative and Alterative (I/A) Program. The purpose of this report is to present information gathered during investigation of eleven case studies.

D. J. Hinrichs N. E. Heim J. A. Faisst B. E. Burris

1981-01-01

192

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

193

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

194

Generalizing from Case studies: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David W. Aha

1992-01-01

195

Law Studies Projects: Alternative Models  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Several of the major law studies projects are placed on a continuum and briefly analyzed as to conceptual base. At one end of the continuum is the Street Law Model representing projects dealing with real legal problems is the inner city. At the other end of the contiuum are the Conceptual Law Models dealing with legal concepts. (Author/DE)

Starr, Isidore

1974-01-01

196

Survey of Service Integration. Case Studies and Anecdotal Data.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains the following case studies. Case Study No. 1: Coordination of comprehensive health planning and regional medical programs. Case Study No. 2: Planning a regional child development project. Case Study No. 3: Attempted accomplishment of a...

1972-01-01

197

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kilbourn, Brent

198

Academic Planning: Four Institutional Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As part of a project studying intrainstitutional planning, management, and evaluation, four case studies were undertaken in 1976 of academic planning at Villa Maria College, Kansas City Metropolitan Community College District, West Virginia University, and Western Washington University. The case studies were part of an ongoing project, the…

Kieft, Raymond N.

199

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

200

Native American Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

201

Case Study: Missing Link  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Elizabeth Strasser (Sacramento State Anthropology)

2000-09-02

202

Sensitivity and evaluation of current fire risk and future projections due to climate change: the case study of Greece  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Current trends in the Mediterranean climate and more specifically in Greece indicate longer and more intense summer droughts that even extend out of season. In connection to this, the frequency of forest fire occurrence and intensity is on the rise. In the present study, the Canadian Fire Weather Index (FWI) is used in order to investigate the relationship between fire risk and meteorological conditions in Greece. FWI is a meteorologically-based index designed in Canada and used worldwide, including the Mediterranean basin, to estimate fire danger in a generalized fuel type, based solely on weather observations. Here, an evaluation of the index is initially performed for the Greek territory using fire observations that cover a 15-yr period. Three critical fire risk threshold values are established for the area of Greece; FWI = 15, FWI = 30 and FWI = 45 increasing from the north-west to the south-east. Subsequently, a regional climate model is employed providing input for the FWI system to investigate the impacts of climate change on fire risk for two future time periods, 2021-2050 and 2071-2100. Days with critical fire risk are expected to increase by as many as 50 days per year by the end of the century.

Karali, A.; Hatzaki, M.; Giannakopoulos, C.; Roussos, A.; Xanthopoulos, G.; Tenentes, V.

2013-09-01

203

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.

204

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.

205

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

206

Project risk management using multiple criteria decision-making technique and decision tree analysis: a case study of Indian oil refinery  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study proposes an integrated analytical framework for effective management of project risks using combined multiple criteria decision-making technique and decision tree analysis. First, a conceptual risk management model was developed through thorough literature review. The model was then applied through action research on a petroleum oil refinery construction project in the Central part of India in order to demonstrate

Prasanta Kumar Dey

2011-01-01

207

Case Studies in Applied Mathematics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.

208

Punnett Square Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

209

Share Food Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Share Food Case Study was prepared for use in the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner Preparation Course. The Share Food Case Study describes a fictitious nonprofit organization. There is no connection between the fictitious Share Fo...

2007-01-01

210

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

211

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

212

LITEE Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The LITEE team has developed case studies designed to enhance student learning through direct participation in the decision-making process and development of higher-level cognitive skills. Case studies increase student interest in the engineering field and improve retention in engineering programs. Case Studies include lessons incorporating several different types of business models and are available to view online for free.

2010-07-28

213

Generic project definitions for improvement of health care delivery: A case-base approach  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The purpose of this article is to create actionable knowledge, making the definition of process improvement projects in health care delivery more effective. Methods: This study is a retrospective analysis of process improvement projects in hospitals, facilitating a case-based reasoning approach to project definition. Data sources were project documentation and hospital-performance statistics of 271 Lean Six Sigma health care

G. C. Niemeijer; R. J. M. M. Does; Mast de J; A. Trip; Heuvel van den J

2011-01-01

214

Case for Promoting Breastfeeding in Projects to Limit Fertility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

A. Berg S. Brems

1989-01-01

215

The Case Files: Case Studies for Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Wall, Mark E.; Rogers, Sydney

2009-06-22

216

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

217

Insects. Hawaii Nature Study Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

218

The case study approach  

PubMed Central

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

2011-01-01

219

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

220

Research Ethics Case Studies  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2010-05-28

221

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.

222

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

223

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

224

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

225

A Study of Project Management System Acceptance  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study surveyed 497 project management software users in a wide variety of project-driven organizations to examine the relationships among: computer self-efficacy, information quality, system functionality, ease of use, project complexity, performance impact, organization size, project size, and user education, training and experience level. The findings indicated that information quality and project complexity are the dominant factors in explaining the

Abdullah Saeed Bani Ali; William H. Money

2005-01-01

226

Projects in Cambridge 'A' Level Business Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the organization of the extended project that is part of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) A Level Business Studies examination. Provides a timetable for implementing the project. Includes student evaluations of the project. (LS)

Dorton, Ian

1989-01-01

227

Case Study: A Case of Cerebrovascular Accident  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

David Dean (Spring Hill College Biology)

2005-12-02

228

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Leif, Todd Robert

229

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

230

Laos case study  

PubMed Central

Peuan Mit is a Lao organization working to address the needs of children and youth living and working on the streets. This case study outlines how a trusted and strong relationship with local police provides mutual benefit.

2012-01-01

231

Educational Case Studies  

Center for Drug Evaluation (CDER)

... Web pages for Derma-Smoothe Body Oil. Download the following materials to perform the Derma-Smoothe Case Study: ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/surveillance

232

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

233

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

234

Spent nuclear fuel project design basis capacity study  

SciTech Connect

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

Cleveland, K.J.

1998-07-22

235

Research in Accrediting Efforts (Project REA). An Assessment on the Awarding of Academic Credit for CETA Activities in Illinois. Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summaries are presented of 15 case studies conducted at Illinois Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) regions to determine the kind of credentialing mechanisms that exist for awarding academic credit or some other record of achievement to those eligible participants who complete CETA training programs. Introductory material describes…

Stoyanoff, Karen, Comp.; Klehm, Jeanette, Comp.

236

Case Study Midway.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The case study of the Battle of Midway incorporates the principles of war from AFM 1-1, the definition of friction of war and illustrates those concepts using the events from the Battle of Midway. It was designed as a reading and study guide for sophomore...

P. M. St. Romain

1987-01-01

237

Nuclear medicine case studies  

SciTech Connect

This text presents case studies in nuclear medicine which emphasize the diagnosis of the patient's problem rather than the technical performance of the procedure. The book is arranged by organ systems and each section begins with a description of the technique and findings in a normal study.

Wagner, H.N. Jr.

1986-01-01

238

A Correlational Study Assessing the Relationships among Information Technology Project Complexity, Project Complication, and Project Success  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The specific problem addressed in this study was the low success rate of information technology (IT) projects in the U.S. Due to the abstract nature and inherent complexity of software development, IT projects are among the most complex projects encountered. Most existing schools of project management theory are based on the rational systems…

Williamson, David J.

2011-01-01

239

Managing project complexity: A study into adapting early project phases to improve project performance in large engineering projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Engineering projects become increasingly more complex and project complexity is assumed to be one of the causes for projects being delivered late and over budget. However, what this project complexity actually comprised of was unclear.\\u000a\\u000aTo improve the overall project performance, this study focuses on identifying the potential causes of complexity in projects. Moreover, it is investigated how the early

M. G. C. Bosch-Rekveldt

2011-01-01

240

Sixth-form projects in biology: a case history  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

P. M. Robinson; R. E. Parker

1981-01-01

241

NWCC Transmission Case Study III  

SciTech Connect

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

Terry Allison, Steve Wiese

2000-03-01

242

Aligning Organizational Values in Systems Development Projects: An Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the concept of alignment between the organizational values embedded in a systems development approach and the organizational values of a project team. Though past research has suggested that firm performance relates to the degree of strategic and structural alignment, the role of organizational values alignment remains ambiguous at the project level. Using a multiple case study approach,

W. Alec Cram

2011-01-01

243

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

N. A. Hamilton

1995-01-01

244

A Case Study in Competitive Technical and Market Intelligence Support and Lessons Learned for the uChemLab LDRD Grand Challenge Project  

SciTech Connect

The {mu}ChemLab{trademark} Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Grand Challenge project began in October 1996 and ended in September 2000. The technical managers of the {mu}ChemLab{trademark} project and the LDRD office, with the support of a consultant, conducted a competitive technical and market demand intelligence analysis of the {mu}ChemLab{trademark}. The managers used this knowledge to make project decisions and course adjustments. CTI/MDI positively impacted the project's technology development, uncovered potential technology partnerships, and supported eventual industry partner contacts. CTI/MDI analysis is now seen as due diligence and the {mu}ChemLab{trademark} project is now the model for other Sandia LDRD Grand Challenge undertakings. This document describes the CTI/MDI analysis and captures the more important ''lessons learned'' of this Grand Challenge project, as reported by the project's management team.

SOUTHWELL, EDWIN T.; GARCIA, MARIE L.; MEYERS, CHARLES E.

2001-11-01

245

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...

246

Case Studies in Program Improvement. Consortium Report Series.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This set of case studies describes six local elementary and junior high school improvement projects. Chosen from the 30 comprising the Consortium Project's pool of target schools, these school sites represent a mix of urban, suburban, and rural districts ...

C. J. Drew

1979-01-01

247

Muslim Women and Factors Facilitating Their Roles in Community Development : A Case Study of the Healthy Cities and Communities Project in Pattani  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents the outcome of the monitoring project for the Healthy Cities and Communities Project in southern Thailand during 2003. Data were derived from interviewing with thirteen people actively involved in community development activities, Muslim academics and three Muslim women who play a leading role in developing their communities in Pattani. A literature review of historical, cultural and social

Jawanit Kittitornkool; Parichadt Wongpanit

248

Application of life cycle assessment for an evaluation of wastewater treatment and reuse projectCase study of Xi’an, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

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)

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

2010-01-01

249

Case studies in reproducibility.  

PubMed

Reproducible research is a concept of providing access to data and software along with published scientific findings. By means of some case studies from different disciplines, we will illustrate reasons why readers should be given the possibility to look at the data and software independently from the authors of the original publication. We report results of a survey comprising 100 papers recently published in Bioinformatics. The main finding is that authors of this journal share a culture of making data available. However, the number of papers where source code for simulation studies or analyzes is available is still rather limited. PMID:21278369

Hothorn, Torsten; Leisch, Friedrich

2011-01-28

250

A bumpy road to success (or not): The case of Project Genesis at Nevada DMV  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents findings from the implementation of an integrated information system, Project Genesis, at Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), USA. While the development and implementation was riddled with problems, the project was still labeled as successful. The case study identifies a range of issues in the organization and evaluates these based on different interpretations of various stakeholders. In

Gurpreet Dhillon; Mário Caldeira

2008-01-01

251

CASE (Community Advocacy and Service Engagement) Project Final Report: LYNX (C.F.R.T.A.).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report is a final assessment of the CASE Project, a LYNX-FTA research project designed to study transit education and public engagement methods in Central Florida. In the Orlando area, as in other parts of the country, transit is viewed as a transpor...

R. Houck

2009-01-01

252

The Butajira project in Ethiopia: a nested case-referent study of under-five mortality and its public health determinants.  

PubMed Central

During one year of follow-up, 306 deaths of children under the age of 5 years were included in a concurrent case-referent study that was based on a population estimated at 28,780 in 1987. A total of 612 live referents, matched for age, sex and study area, were also selected from the study population through density sampling. Data were collected by lay reporters by verbal autopsy. For the study period the estimated cumulative under-five mortality rate was 293 and the infant (0-11 months old) mortality rate was 136 per 1000. Major probable causes of death were diarrhoeal disease or acute respiratory infections (ARI). The relative importance of parental and environmental characteristics was assessed using conditional multiple logistic regression analysis. Under-five mortality was associated with paternal illiteracy, maternal ethnicity, and not being in the committee of people's organizations. Parental factors affected the infants relatively more than they did the children, especially with regard to ARI mortality. This was also noted with "absence of window", a proxy measure for evaluating the type of housing. In terms of etiological fractions a greater number of under-five deaths could be ascribed to parental than environmental conditions, with relatively more infants being affected than children.

Shamebo, D.; Sandstrom, A.; Muhe, L.; Freij, L.; Krantz, I.; Lonnberg, G.; Wall, S.

1993-01-01

253

Report of the Training Evaluation Demonstration Project. Case Study 5: An Evaluation of a Clerical Course on Travel Regulations Presented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During 1978-1979, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management undertook a training evaluation demonstration project in order to show how evaluation techniques could be applied to different types of training courses and in different organizational settings. Si...

E. Jampol B. Deming R. Salinger L. Carlson I. Gast

1979-01-01

254

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

255

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

256

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.

Lyons, Valerie; Dickman, Paul S.

2009-09-16

257

Pathology Case Study: Peritonitis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2007-10-05

258

A Taxonomy Model for Analyzing Project-Based Learning Using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP): A Case Study of Design of a Beer Company Website in an Elementary School  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a This paper presents a taxonomy model which applies analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to project-based learning. To implement\\u000a the proposed model, a website has been built for the sixth-graders of an elementary school for their project-based learning.\\u000a The learning target is knowledge about beer. The learning materials were provided by a local beer company. Six factors are\\u000a considered as the inputs

Chung-Ping Lee; Che-Chern Lin; Rong-Jyue Fang; Howard Lo; Ming-Chih Wu

259

Forestry Case Studies. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Case Study CS-3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Case studies of Peace Corps forestry projects in Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Chile, Guatemala, Chad, Liberia, and Niger are presented as a guide in aiding future forestry programming efforts. Each case study includes: (1) general information about the specific country; (2) an overview of forestry programs and efforts in that country; (3) a…

Storti, Craig

260

Demographic analysis, a comparison of the jackknife and bootstrap methods, and predation projection: a case study of Chrysopa pallens (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae).  

PubMed

The life table of the green lacewing, Chrysopa pallens (Rambur), was studied at 22 degrees C, a photoperiod of 15:9 (L:D) h, and 80% relative humidity in the laboratory. The raw data were analyzed using the age-stage, two-sex life table. The intrinsic rate of increase (r), the finite rate of increase (lambda), the net reproduction rate (R0), and the mean generation time (T) of Ch. pallens were 0.1258 d(-1), 1.1340 d(-1), 241.4 offspring and 43.6 d, respectively. For the estimation of the means, variances, and SEs of the population parameters, we compared the jackknife and bootstrap techniques. Although similar values of the means and SEs were obtained with both techniques, significant differences were observed in the frequency distribution and variances of all parameters. The jackknife technique will result in a zero net reproductive rate upon the omission of a male, an immature death, or a nonreproductive female. This result represents, however, a contradiction because an intrinsic rate of increase exists in this situation. Therefore, we suggest that the jackknife technique should not be used for the estimation of population parameters. In predator-prey interactions, the nonpredatory egg and pupal stages of the predator are time refuges for the prey, and the pest population can grow during these times. In this study, a population projection based on the age-stage, two-sex life table is used to determine the optimal interval between releases to fill the predation gaps and maintain the predatory capacity of the control agent. PMID:23448008

Yu, Ling-Yuan; Chen, Zhen-Zhen; Zheng, Fang-Qiang; Shi, Ai-Ju; Guo, Ting-Ting; Yeh, Bao-Hua; Chi, Hsin; Xu, Yong-Yu

2013-02-01

261

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

262

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2009-01-01

263

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Lee, Wookwon; Mak, Fong

2009-08-10

264

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

265

Case Study: Split My Brain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Julie Omarzu (Loras College Psychology)

2004-09-19

266

Case Study: A Typical Cold?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Brent JF Hill (University of Central Arkansas Biology)

2005-02-02

267

Atlanta NAVIGATOR Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Atlanta metropolitan region was the location of one of the most ambitious Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) deployments in the United States. This deployment included several individual projects--a Central Transportation Management Center (TMC)...

R. Amodei E. Bard B. Brong F. Cahoon K. Jasper K. Manchester N. Robey D. Schneck B. Stearman S. Subramaniam

1998-01-01

268

The Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Deborah M. Winn

2005-01-01

269

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zhang, Xuesong; Dorn, Bradley

2012-01-01

270

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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,

Lynn Price; Ernst Worrell; Jonathan Sinton; Jiang Yun

2003-01-01

271

Case Study in Competitive Technical and Market Intelligence Support and Lessons Learned for the ChemLab LDRD Grand Challenge Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The first section of this report addresses 'lessons learned' in the organization and management of the uChemLab (trademark) project. The second section of this report discusses the analysis itself. The analysis had three primary goals: (1) to uncover and ...

E. T. Southwell M. L. Garcia C. E. Meyers

2001-01-01

272

PREDICT : A CASE STUDY.  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2001-01-01

273

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

274

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

275

Risk assessment in submarine outfall projects: the case of Portugal.  

PubMed

Submarine outfalls need to be evaluated as part of an integrated environmental protection system for coastal areas. Although outfalls are tight with the diversity of economic activities along a densely populated coastline being effluent treatment and effluent reuse a sign of economic prosperity, precautions must be taken in the construction of these structures. They must be designed so as to have the least possible impact on the environment and at the same time be economically viable. This paper outlines the initial phases of a risk assessment procedure for submarine outfall projects. This approach includes a cost-benefit analysis in which risks are systematically minimized or eliminated. The methods used in this study also allow for randomness and uncertainty. The input for the analysis is a wide range of information and data concerning the failure probability of outfalls and the consequences of an operational stoppage or failure. As part of this risk assessment, target design levels of reliability, functionality, and operationality were defined for the outfalls. These levels were based on an inventory of risks associated with such construction projects, and thus afforded the possibility of identifying possible failure modes. This assessment procedure was then applied to four case studies in Portugal. The results obtained were the values concerning the useful life of the outfalls at the four sites and their joint probability of failure against the principal failure modes assigned to ultimate and serviceability limit states. Also defined were the minimum operationality of these outfalls, the average number of admissible technical breakdowns, and the maximum allowed duration of a stoppage mode. It was found that these values were in consonance with the nature of the effluent (tourist-related, industrial, or mixed) as well as its importance for the local economy. Even more important, this risk assessment procedure was able to measure the impact of the outfalls on human health and the environment. PMID:23313863

Mendonça, Ana; Losada, Miguel Ángel; Reis, Maria Teresa; Neves, Maria Graça

2013-01-09

276

Clinical differences between nasal and extranasal natural killer/T-cell lymphoma: a study of 136 cases from the International Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Project.  

PubMed

Among 1153 new adult cases of peripheral/T-cell lymphoma from 1990-2002 at 22 centers in 13 countries, 136 cases (11.8%) of extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma were identified (nasal 68%, extranasal 26%, aggressive/unclassifiable 6%). The disease frequency was higher in Asian than in Western countries and in Continental Asia than in Japan. There were no differences in age, sex, ethnicity, or immunophenotypic profile between the nasal and extranasal cases, but the latter had more adverse clinical features. The median overall survival (OS) was better in nasal compared with the extranasal cases in early- (2.96 vs 0.36 years, P < .001) and late-stage disease (0.8 vs 0.28 years, P = .031). The addition of radiotherapy for early-stage nasal cases yielded survival benefit (P = .045). Among nasal cases, both the International Prognostic Index (P = .006) and Korean NK/T-cell Prognostic Index (P < .001) were prognostic. In addition, Ki67 proliferation greater than 50%, transformed tumor cells greater than 40%, elevated C-reactive protein level (CRP), anemia (< 11 g/dL) and thrombocytopenia (< 150 x 10(9)/L) predicts poorer OS for nasal disease. No histologic or clinical feature was predictive in extranasal disease. We conclude that the clinical features and treatment response of extranasal NK/T-cell lymphoma are different from of those of nasal lymphoma. However, the underlying features responsible for these differences remain to be defined. PMID:19029440

Au, Wing-yan; Weisenburger, Dennis D; Intragumtornchai, Tanin; Nakamura, Shigeo; Kim, Won-Seog; Sng, Ivy; Vose, Julie; Armitage, James O; Liang, Raymond

2008-11-24

277

Development of a Weather Forecasting Code: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computational science is increasingly supporting advances in scientific and engineering knowledge. The unique constraints of these types of projects result in a development process that differs from the process more traditional information technology projects use. This article reports the results of the sixth case study conducted under the support of the Darpa High Productivity Computing Systems Program. The case study

Richard P. Kendall; Jeffrey C. Carver; David Fisher; Dale Henderson; Andrew Mark; Douglass E. Post; Clifford E. Rhoades Jr.; Susan E. Squires

2008-01-01

278

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

279

Litter Study: A School Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a project done to verify or dispute the breakdown in litter content proposed by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB). Decisions made relating to quantity of materials, area to be studied, and a complete description of the project are given. (EB)|

McCollum, Dannel

1976-01-01

280

Project GRADS (Grass Roots Alternative Diploma Study).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A project to develop grass roots alternative diploma study (Project GRADS) was undertaken for the purpose of formulating and implementing a multimodal, systems approach to preparing rural adults to pass the General Educational Development (GED) Tests. During the year-long, countywide program, GED programming was developed and delivered via the…

Kimmel, Harold S.; Lucas, Geoffrey S.

281

Litter Study: A School Research Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a project done to verify or dispute the breakdown in litter content proposed by Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB). Decisions made relating to quantity of materials, area to be studied, and a complete description of the project are given. (EB)

McCollum, Dannel

1976-01-01

282

REVERSE WATERHAMMER - CASE STUDIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several cases and incidents caused by reverse waterhammer in hydraulic systems are analyzed. The paper describes the fundamentals of mathematical models for analysis of hydraulic transients in Kaplan turbines based upon the theory of the rigid waterhammer. The case of the air introduction into the intake structure behind the inlet wheel gate is described by a system of differential equations.

A. GAJI; B. IVLJANIN

283

Case Studies in CAL!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1984-01-01

284

Case Studies in CAL!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

1984-01-01

285

Are changes to the common rule necessary to address evolving areas of research? A case study focusing on the human microbiome project.  

PubMed

This article examines ways in which research conducted under the Human Microbiome Project, an effort to establish a "reference catalogue" of the micro-organisms present in the human body and determine how changes in those micro-organisms affect health and disease, raise challenging issues for regulation of human subject research. The article focuses on issues related to subject selection and recruitment, group stigma, and informational risks, and explores whether: (1) the Common Rule or proposed changes to the Rule adequately address these issues and (2) the Common Rule is the most appropriate vehicle to provide regulatory oversight and guidance on these topics. PMID:23802897

Hoffmann, Diane E; Fortenberry, J Dennis; Ravel, Jacques

2013-01-01

286

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

287

MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDY PROJECT  

EPA Science Inventory

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

288

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

289

Calciphylaxis: a case study.  

PubMed

Caring for J.D. was a stressful experience. The extent of her wounds, pain, and limited options for treatment was very frustrating for the nursing staff. Although she did not survive, patient outcomes were met to some degree. Her pain was controlled to a greater extent, and there was less infection present in her wounds. The nurses worked with J.D. closely to improve her pain control and facilitate less painful dressing changes. They were vigilant in assessing the progress of her wound healing and communicating any increased signs of infections from her wounds. They sang with her to help distract her from the pain she was experiencing and to help her cope with her lengthy 8-month hospitalization. Providing care for J.D. was also a very important learning experience for nurses in terms of appropriate pain management for patients with CUA, wound care, and the need to sustain adequate nutrition to promote wound healing. CUA is a rare but potentially fatal disease that occurs in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD). Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent the devastating effects of this disease. Nephrology nurses need to reinforce the importance of keeping calcium, phosphorous, and parathyroid levels within normal ranges for their patients on dialysis. They also need to be vigilant in monitoring for potential CUA skin lesions to prevent and treat it early. To date, treatment options are mostly based on findings from case reports. Treatment requires a multidisciplinary approach with input from nephrologists, nurses, pain specialists, infectious disease specialists, and surgeons. The major goals of treatment are controlling risk factors, controlling pain, and preventing wound infection and possible sepsis. More studies need to be conducted to test interventions that may help treat CUA. PMID:23094342

Kauric-Klein, Zorica

290

Facilitating and Undermining Organizational Change: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article offers a case study of a research-action project in which the author functioned as researcher and change agent. The success and failure of this project was related to his finding and losing the balance of joining and remaining separate from a social system's dynamics. The author describes the research project and reflects on its covert dynamics. In doing

William A. Kahn

1993-01-01

291

Facilitating and Undermining Organizational ChangeA Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article offers a case study of a research-action project in which the author functioned as researcher and change agent. The success and failure of this project was related to his finding and losing the balance of joining and remaining separate from a social system’s dynamics. The author describes the research project and reflects on its covert dynamics. In doing

William A. Kahn

2004-01-01

292

Case studies of pastoral leadership in the church. #23  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project is part of a larger project (Project Cathedral) on church leadership. It presents reviews of literature on Christian leadership and a summary and analysis of case study research on two senior pastors in southeastern Pennsylvania. The hypothesis defines an effective Christian leader as one who maximizes his strengths, minimizes his limitations, develops in Christ-like character, and influences others

Frank D. Rice

2000-01-01

293

Case Studies and the Media  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author discusses how media can provide great sources for case studies. However, he cautions that teachers should look for events in media that will grab their students' interest and allow them to develop a case that will teach discipline. He also suggests that teachers need to develop a case-study mindset, an ability to see…

Dinan, Frank J.

2006-01-01

294

The Case Study: Senior Seminar  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Incorporating a case study format into a senior seminar course is a novel method of teaching the components of a successful seminar. Within this format, seminar presenters familiarize their audience with relevant background information, present a case stu

Field, Patrick R.

2003-02-01

295

Software Maintenance: Case Studies  

PubMed Central

The specific needs of the smaller computer user for software maintenance are discussed. Implementation problems and third party support are considered. The major areas of concern are seen to be preventative maintenance, system backup and recovery, application enhancement, and use of third party expertise. Several actual case histories are discussed, and the cost of failure is addressed.

Bellin, David

1983-01-01

296

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

297

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

298

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

299

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

300

Introduction to Conflict Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This series, Holding These Truths: Empowerment and Recognition in Action, presents case studies for a future conflict resolution textbook. It has been successfully piloted with several international classes. Those, who benefit most, stress the importance of carefully studying this introduction. Because the case study format is intentionally unique, written in an interactive and non-linear workbook style, unlike many introductions, the

Nancy Erbe

2002-01-01

301

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.

302

[Retroperitoneal neoformation: case study].  

PubMed

Retroperitoneal sarcoma represents approximately 12-15% of all sarcomas and between 0.2 and 0.5% of all neoplasia. They very rarely metastasize, and the main cause of death is local recurrence. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy still do not represent valid therapeutic alternatives, therefore radical surgery remains the only valid option. We would like to present the following case of a 48-year-old male patient. After episodes of right-side renal colic, a 19x16x19 cm mass was found, which was palpable in the right quadrants, englobed the right ureter and caused ipsilateral hydroureteronephrosis of medium grade. Surgery allowed total excision of this neoplasm (which was tenaciously attached to various organs), with the sacrifice of the right kidney. The final histological examination on a sample taken during surgery confirmed that the neoplasm was a spindle-cell sarcoma at an intermediate grade of malignancy. One year after surgery the patient is disease free. PMID:21948137

Pettenò, Alberto; Dotti, Paolo; Tralce, Luigi

303

Family and Community Studies Project. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This final report of the Family and Community Studies Project (part of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory) presents an investigation of the impact of three types of parent education programs on the participant families. The study examines the underlying change philosophy of each program and the changes that families participating in…

Espinoza, Renato; And Others

304

CONVERGENCE OF IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT: A COMPARATIVE STUDY  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the results of a study into the antecedents for IT Project change management success. An established research framework was adapted for gathering evidence to identify the factors for success of an IT project. In order to avoid an original IT-centric position, emphasis was on the success of managing the change of IT projects. Multiple case studies with

Colin Ash

2007-01-01

305

Case and Constraint-Based Apartment Construction Project Planning System: FASTrak-APT  

Microsoft Academic Search

To effectively generate a fast and consistent apart ment construction project network, Hyundai and KAIST have developed a case and constraint based project plann ing expert system for apartment domain, FASTrak-APT, inspired by the fact that human expert project plan ner uses previous cases for planning a new project and modif ies them using her\\/his knowledge on domain constraints. This

Kyoung Jun Lee; Hyun Woo Kim; Jae Kyu Lee; Tae Hwan Kim; Chang Gon Kim; Myoung Kyun Yoon; Eui Jun Hwang; Hyun Jeong Park

1997-01-01

306

CASE STUDIES IN GERIATRIC PHARMACOTHERAPY  

Microsoft Academic Search

With this issue, The Consultant Pharmacist begins a new series, Case Studies in Geriatric Pharmacotherapy. This column will present case studies in which the pharmacist identifies actual or potential patient medication-related problems, presents an evidence-based discussion of options, and develops a patient management plan. As part of this evaluation, the pharmacist consults with both the patient's physicians and family members.

K. Michele Fountain; Jeffrey C. Delafuentes

307

Online Collaborative Case Study Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Lee, Kathryn

2007-01-01

308

Ethnographic Study: @ONE Technology Training Project Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Obler, Susan; Schiorring, Eva

309

Risk management instruments for debt driven conservation efforts: The case of India's Project Tiger  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project Tiger has been India's premier case of conservation success. Since mid 1990s select Project Tiger Reserves in India were chosen for intensive funding by the Global Environment Facility, the International Development Agency (IDA) and the Government of India under the ‘India Eco-Development Project’. This project marked a modest shift towards debt based funding. The GEF Project has become a

A. Damodaran

2009-01-01

310

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

311

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Allchin, Douglas

2012-01-01

312

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Allchin, Douglas

2012-01-01

313

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

314

Reef and Shore. Hawaii Nature Study Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

315

Parts of Plants. Hawaii Nature Study Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

316

MEP Successes: Case Study Series. Workforce Development Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This compendium of case studies describes the benefits of investing in workforce development as part of an integrated strategy to improve performance. Each of the featured companies faced operational challenges that constrained productivity and profitabil...

1998-01-01

317

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

318

Case studies: iron1234  

PubMed Central

Iron biomarkers were developed to define the size of iron stores and the adequacy of the iron supply required to meet functional needs. Approximately 80% of the iron delivered to tissues through the circulating plasma pool will be incorporated into hemoglobin. Consequently, with the exception of serum ferritin, iron biomarkers are measures of iron sufficiency for erythrocyte production. They have proven to be very valuable in the determination of the cause of anemia in the clinical setting in which additional information about factors that affect the patient's health is available. However, all current biomarkers are affected by factors other than iron status, which limit their utility for the determination of the prevalence of iron deficiency in some populations, particularly in populations who live in developing countries. Furthermore, relations between iron status and functional outcomes such as neonatal and infant mortality; motor, cognitive, and emotional development in infants; and severe morbidity from malaria in young children are inadequately characterized. There is a need to identify and standardize biomarkers that have the highest predictive value for specific functional outcomes in each setting. The most appropriate biomarkers may vary with the setting and be influenced by age, sex, gestational stage of pregnancy, and environmental factors such as repeated or chronic infections. There is also an urgent need for improved technology to permit the use of specific biomarkers in field studies in resource-poor regions. Finally, more research is required to define the potential role of hepcidin and non–transferrin-bound iron assays.

Lynch, Sean

2011-01-01

319

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

320

Maintenance-Oriented Design and Development: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors use a case study to compare traditional and maintenance-oriented processes. Accepting the importance of maintenance, and focusing the development process toward it, produces software projects that are sucessful, on time, and on budget.

José Pablo Zagal; Raúl A. Santelices; Miguel Nussbaum

2002-01-01

321

Case Studies in Science Education: Booklet XV. Executive Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The advantage of a case study project is that it provides a personal and experiential perspective of matters. In the Case Studies of Science Education, teacher perspectives of science, math and social studies have been emphazised, but have been rounded ou...

R. E. Stake J. A. Easley

1978-01-01

322

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

323

Case Studies in Maritime Innovation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These Case Studies in Maritime Innovation were developed for the Maritime Transportation Research Board's Committee on Innovation and Technology Transfer in the Maritime Industry. They are published here in a volume separate from the committee's final rep...

F. G. Ebel J. G. Wirt L. L. Jenstrom W. H. Penrose L. A. Renehan

1978-01-01

324

Industrial Process Heat Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Commercially available solar collectors have the potential to provide a large fraction of the energy consumed for industrial process heat (IPH). Detailed case studies of individual industrial plants are required in order to make an accurate assessment of ...

D. W. Hooker E. K. May R. E. West

1980-01-01

325

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Science Teacher, 1975

1975-01-01

326

The Joint Airport Weather Studies Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Joint Airport Weather Studies (JAWS) Project will investigate the microburst event, having 2-10 km spatial and 2-10 min temporal scales, at Denver's Stapleton International Airport during the summer of 1982. JAWS applications and technology transfer objectives include: broadening the data base; providing data for real-time detection of thunderstorm hazards for dissemination to the public and avaiation communities; examining aircraft

John McCarthy; James W. Wilson; T. Theodore Fujita

1982-01-01

327

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…

Midlock, Stephen F.

2010-01-01

328

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

329

Pathology Case Study: Sensory Abnormalities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in the medical/health science field. This particular case focuses on a 30-year-old man with a history of focal numbness, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and progressive sensory abnormalities. The patientâÂÂs history, images from an MRI, microscopic images of a specimen collected during his laminectomy, and final diagnosis are provided in this case for your review. Students will find this resource especially helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results, and diagnostics.

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

2007-12-10

330

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

331

Sternocleidomastoid syndrome: a case study  

PubMed Central

This article presents a case study of a patient diagnosed with dysfunction of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle, a condition which can result in head and face pain, nausea, dizziness, coryza, and lacrimation. In this particular case, the SCM muscle had developed tightness and weakness with presence of multiple trigger points within both heads. A combination of passive and active treatments were utilized to successfully treat this condition.

Missaghi, Babak

2004-01-01

332

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

333

Work Study - Cases in Textiles.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Work study is a management tool to improve efficiency without big capital expenditure. This report covers three cases in which substantial benefits were obtained through work study: Transport of bales to the blow room; low productivity and high waste in a...

S. P. Patel K. Subrahmanyam S. B. Vaidya

1976-01-01

334

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

2012-10-29

335

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.

336

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

337

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Mohammed Odeh; Tamas Hauer; Richard McClatchey; Tony Solomonides

2004-01-01

338

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.

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

2008-12-15

339

The Joint Airport Weather Studies Project.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Joint Airport Weather Studies (JAWS) Project will investigate the microburst event, having 2-10 km spatial and 2-10 min temporal scales, at Denver's Stapleton International Airport during the summer of 1982. JAWS applications and technology transfer objectives include: broadening the data base; providing data for real-time detection of thunderstorm hazards for dissemination to the public and avaiation communities; examining aircraft performance in wind shear; providing a real-time test for display software; identifying which scales of atmospheric motion are pertinent to applied objectives; providing a test of optimal Doppler radar placement suitable for metropolitan and airport terminal coverage; and describing in more detail the microburst hazard.

McCarthy, John; Wilson, James W.; Theodore Fujita, T.

1982-01-01

340

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

341

The Language Dilemma: Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents the case study involving a fictitious company's English-only policy and threats of legal action based on that policy. Includes the following responses: "Legal Issues Posed in the Language Dilemma" (Gregory S. Walden); "English Only: A Workplace Dilemma" (Alan Pakiela); "Problems with English-Only Policies" (Barbara Lynn Speicher); and…

Teboul, J. C. Bruno

2002-01-01

342

Emergent Creativity: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kathleen Bertrand

1997-01-01

343

Case Studies in Broadcast Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Coleman, Howard W.

344

The Language Dilemma: Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents the case study involving a fictitious company's English-only policy and threats of legal action based on that policy. Includes the following responses: "Legal Issues Posed in the Language Dilemma" (Gregory S. Walden); "English Only: A Workplace Dilemma" (Alan Pakiela); "Problems with English-Only Policies" (Barbara Lynn Speicher); and…

Teboul, J. C. Bruno

2002-01-01

345

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

346

Case Studies in Sports Nutrition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents case studies of two athletes who wanted to affect a change in their body weight in order to enhance athletic performance. Each athlete's problem and the nutrition approach used to solve it are discussed. Caloric values of fast foods are listed. (JL)|

Clark, Nancy

1988-01-01

347

Case Study Research in School Psychology.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Case study investigation refers to the relatively uncontrolled and subjectively described study of a single case. Several different types of case studies are reviewed including nontherapeutic, assessment, and therapeutic/intervention. Suggestions for improving case study investigations and recommendations for future case study research in school…

Kratochwill, Thomas R.

1985-01-01

348

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.

349

Pathology Case Study: Progressive Tetraparesis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2009-01-21

350

Business Case Study of Open Source Software.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

C. A. Kenwood

2001-01-01

351

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

352

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

353

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

354

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

2009-08-18

355

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

356

Citizen participation: the case of Israel Project Renewal  

Microsoft Academic Search

Project Renewal made citizen participation in decision?making its central principle, the core of all the activities performed at the neighborhood level. This paper describes the concept of citizen participation in disadvantaged areas, how it developed in practice, its organizational changes and its new form in Project Renewal neighborhoods in Israel. In addition, it considers which factors contribute to or impede

Zvi Weinstein

2008-01-01

357

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Godar, Susan Hayes

2000-01-01

358

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Cohen, Jason F.; Thiel, Franz H.

2010-01-01

359

Pathology Case Study: Cervicomedullary Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has compiled a wide range of pathology case studies to aid students and instructors in learning. This neuropathology case is centered on a 22-month-old female patient with a history of posterior neck discomfort, episodic crying, scratching, and hard coughing. MRI images of the patient along with the patient's history and microscopic descriptions allow readers to test their diagnostic skills and develop an understanding of the patient's condition. The "Final Diagnosis" section contains the official conclusions of the patient's condition. Students entering health sciences fields will find this resource very helpful, as it provides experience with patient history, lab results and diagnostics.

Hamilton, Ronald

2007-10-16

360

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.

Hasegawa, Susan; Arnold, Sonya

2009-05-08

361

Least modification principle for case-based reasoning: a software project planning experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract A software project plan is composed of stages of activities and detailed tasks to be performed, and precedence restrictions among them. A project network is very complex and its construction requires a vast amount,of field knowledge,and experience. To assist the construction of a software project network, we adopt the case-based reasoning approach. However, the software project network may be

Jae Kyu Lee; Nobok Lee

2006-01-01

362

The Case: Generalisation, Theory and Phronesis in Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thomas, Gary

2011-01-01

363

The Case Files: Problem-based Case Study Design Tool  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This design tool, from The Case Files and CITE, can be used to guide development each component of a problem-based case study. The document includes information about articulating the context, outcomes, standards, assessment strategies, evaluation, media, resources, individual activities, and reflection for the development of a case study.

2009-09-04

364

Hollywood wives revisited: a study of customer involvement in the XC90 project at Volvo Cars  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a case study of customer involvement in the XC90 project at Volvo Cars. A group of female customers in Southern California influenced the development of the XC90 by continuous involvement in the project. In a cost-effective way, the project management team acquired a common understanding of the target customer, giving context to new product development decision-making and

Fredrik Dahlsten

2004-01-01

365

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

366

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

367

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.

Fowler, Jason C.; Becich, Michael J.

2008-04-28

368

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

369

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.

Schoedel, Karen; Lu, Zhengbin

2009-04-17

370

Pathology Case Study: Chronic Hypertension  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Schubert, Eric

2007-08-23

371

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

372

Pathology Case Study: Abdominal Pain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Nine, Jeff S.; Weir, Ed

2007-12-03

373

Pathology Case Study: Intraventricular Mass  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 22-year-old previously healthy woman was admitted to the hospital following a generalized tonic-clonic seizure. Visitors are given admission data, CT scan images as well as microscopic description and images in order to provide 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.

Bilbao, Juan M., 1938-; Mainprize, Todd

2009-08-11

374

Pathology Case Study: Precocious Puberty  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a neuropathology case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 4-year-old girl has early onset puberty. 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 neuropathology medicine.

Hamilton, Ronald

2007-10-04

375

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

376

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

377

Spent nuclear fuel project design basis capacity study  

SciTech Connect

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

Cleveland, K.J.

1996-09-09

378

Safety Concerns in Student Research and Independent Study Projects.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses safety concerns related to independent study projects at both school and off-campus sites. Provides questions to evaluate and manage student projects and cites important procedural steps to promote student safety, enhance educational return, and limit teacher liability.

Gerlovich, Jack A.

1986-01-01

379

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

380

National Biomedical Tracer Facility: Project definition study  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1995-05-31

381

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

2008-03-24

382

Project Plan: Screener Readiness Test Impact Study  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Screening Company Certification Rule will evaluate screening companies' performance using Threat Image Projection (TIP). It will require individuals who have received initial screener training to pass the Screener Readiness Test (SRT) before they can ...

J. Rubinstein B. A. Klock E. C. Neiderman

2001-01-01

383

Case Study: What Killed Leah Miller  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Sheri Boyce (Messiah College Biological Sciences)

2010-03-19

384

Case Study: Brain vs. Spinal Cord  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Michael Hudecki (University of Buffalo Biological Sciences)

2000-08-31

385

Case Study: Brain vs. Spinal Cord  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Patrick Field (Kean University Department of Biological Sciences)

2001-10-01

386

Integrating quality systems in construction projects: the Chilean case  

Microsoft Academic Search

A summary of the principal characteristic, problems, limitations and benefits of the integration of quality systems based on the ISO 9000 in Chilean construction projects, is presented. These implementation processes were carried out by different construction companies with no previous experience on quality systems or ISO 9000, at the requirement of one owner. The particular and general characteristics of the

Alfredo Serpell

1999-01-01

387

Projecting municipal solid waste: The case of Hong Kong SAR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Waste projection informs waste policy making and is an indispensable process in waste management planning. Between the two major methodological approaches in forecasting MSW generation, the time-series approach uses past data and their distribution to determine future waste trends. The factor model on the other hand explains and predicts waste arisings with explanatory variables such as socio-economic factors of the

Shan Shan Chung

2010-01-01

388

Case Study -- Improving Management Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stait, Norman

1970-01-01

389

Case Study -- Improving Management Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Stait, Norman

1970-01-01

390

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Kahl, Chad M.; Williams, Sarah C.

2006-01-01

391

The Nam Pong case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reviews the water resources planning and management experiences of a major multiple?purpose development project begun in 1966 in the Nam Pong river basin in Northeast Thailand. The material is based on the author's experience in participating in the final phase of a five?year (1977–82) research project of the Committee for Coordination of Investigations of the Lower Mekong Basin.

Ruangdej Srivardhana

1987-01-01

392

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; Nath, Manju E.; Kanbour, Anisa

2009-08-31

393

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.

394

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.

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

2009-03-11

395

Therapeutic hypothermia: a case study.  

PubMed

Approximately 300,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) per year. The percentage of people who survive to discharge from the hospital is a dismal 10% to 25%. After SCA and the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, these individuals can suffer what is known as "post resuscitation syndrome." This syndrome includes post-cardiac arrest brain injury, a cycle of cerebral edema and cell death that can lead to permanent neurological damage. In two landmark studies, therapeutic hypothermia (TH) was found to improve the chances of being discharged from the hospital post SCA by significant percentages. Despite endorsements, from the American Heart Association and other professional organizations, TH is not a well-known intervention. There are many reasons why this may be true. Despite its proven usefulness, TH does have some side effects that are best handled in the setting of intensive care units. This article describes a case of therapeutic hypothermia and its implications for perianesthesia nursing care. PMID:20511084

Federico, Anne

2010-06-01

396

Technology Overview Using Case Studies of Alternative Landfill Technologies and Associated Regulatory Topics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case studies document is intended for use by regulators, facility owners and operators, consultants, academics, and stakeholder associated with solid waste, hazardous waste, and mixed waste alternative landfill cover projects. The purpose of the case...

2003-01-01

397

Pathology Case Study: Epileptic Seizures  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology which presents a 43 year old man with a "seizure" of dizziness associated with difficulty in walking and performing simple movements. Visitors are provided with patient history along with neuroimaging and microscopic description, 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.

2008-12-10

398

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.

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

2008-11-17

399

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

400

Case Study #3: Negative Intergroup Influence  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the third case study in the series Holding These Truths: Empowerment and Recognition in Action. This series presents case studies for a future conflict resolution textbook. It has been successfully piloted with several international classes. Those, who benefit most, stress the importance of carefully studying the introduction. (See Introduction to Conflict Case Studies, Nancy D. Erbe). Because the

Nancy Erbe

2002-01-01

401

Beam Dynamics Studies for the SPARC Project  

SciTech Connect

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

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

2008-03-17

402

Beam Dynamics Studies for the SPARC Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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

M. Biagini M. Boscolo M. Ferrario S. Guiducci V. Fusco

2008-01-01

403

Farmers' Functional Literacy Project (Bhimili Study).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Rao, D. S.

1979-01-01

404

New Project Launched to Study Minority Populations  

Cancer.gov

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

405

LANDFILL GAS ENERGY UTILIZATION: TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS AND CASE STUDIES  

EPA Science Inventory

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

406

Guiding Use Case Authoring: Results of an Empirical Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents r esults from the first of t wo empirical studies which examine the e ffectiveness of guidelines for use case authoring. The ESPRIT 21.903 CREWS long-term research project has developed style and content guidelines for authoring u se c ases for requirements acquisition and validation. The effectiveness of t hese guidelines has been evaluated under different conditions.

Camille Ben Achour; Colette Rolland; Carine Souveyet; Neil A. M. Maiden

1999-01-01

407

A New Look at Old Data: Infection Control Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Carol M. Arnold

1999-01-01

408

Crafting an Agentive Self: Case Studies of Digital Storytelling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hull, Glynda A.; Katz, Mira-Lisa

2006-01-01

409

DOE's Public Database for Green Building Case Studies: Preprint  

SciTech Connect

To help capture valuable information on''green building'' case studies, the U.S. Department of Energy has created an online database for collecting, standardizing, and disseminating information about high-performance, green projects. Type of information collected includes green features, design processes, energy performance, and comparison to other high-performance, green buildings.

Torcellini, P. A.; Crawley, D. B.

2003-11-01

410

Dance Education in American Public Schools. Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The four case studies presented in this report represent results from a national survey by the National Arts Education Research Center to identify and select model schools with established curriculum-based K-12 dance education programs. The schools selected for the project were Fillmore Arts Center (Washington, D.C.), Buffalo Academy for the…

Knowles, Patricia; Sande, Rona

411

Rural Action: A Collection of Community Work Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

412

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

413

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

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Case study teaching is difficult in large classes, especially in fixed-seat ampitheaters. 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.

Freeman-Herreid, Clyde

2006-10-01

414

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

415

Case-Based Instruction and Learning: An Interdisciplinary Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case-based learning is one method that can be used to foster critical thinking and schema construction. Students need to be provided with problem solving lessons in meaningful learning contexts for critical thinking to take place. In order for schema construction to occur, a framework needs to be provided that helps readers to elaborate upon new…

Alvarez, Marino C.; And Others

416

OUTER LOOP LANDFILL CASE STUDY  

EPA Science Inventory

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

417

Case Study: Zhouqu, China Landslide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Humphreys, Robin

418

The effects of a regional telepathology project: a study protocol  

PubMed Central

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

2012-01-01

419

Pathology Case Study: Immunoglobulin Deficiency  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 60-year-old man was admitted to the Emergency Department with severe back pain. The patientâÂÂs medical history and detailed description of her symptoms after admittance to the hospital are included in the âÂÂPatient Historyâ section. Results from laboratory tests are also provided in a table. After looking at the âÂÂPatient Historyâ and âÂÂLaboratory Investigationsâ sections, students should proceed on to the âÂÂQuestionsâ section, where they can test their knowledge of diagnostics. Then test your answers with the official findings in the âÂÂDiagnosisâ section. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student knowledge of transfusion medicine.

Lopez-Plaza, Iliana; Nambiar, Ashok

2009-02-06

420

Case Study: The Chemistry of Cocaine  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dewprashad, Brahmadeo

2011-01-01

421

The Case Study Approach to Scenario Planning  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scenario planning is a strategic planning method that organizations use to develop flexible long-term plans. The authors, experienced in case study design, development, and method for teaching in an MBA program, used the case study approach to create a scenario planning strategy to analyze a company's product and move the company through its decision-making dilemmas. The case study is a

A. Gregory Stone

2006-01-01

422

Case Studies in Financial Accounting Software  

Microsoft Academic Search

Case studies from Harvard Business Review have been used by MBA students for years. For teaching and research in International Management, Thunderbird University is the known leader. Cranfield University in UK, in conjunction with Babson College, published much work on case studies. Most of the case studies were on management and marketing. Very few of them paid attention to Accounting,

Donald K. Hsu

2007-01-01

423

A comparison of the learning effectiveness of live cases and classroom projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work describes the practice and results of two experiential learning techniques - classroom projects and live cases - aimed at bringing students on undergraduate courses closer to marketing and business reality. Both techniques were satisfactorily perceived and positively evaluated by students in terms of learning. In addition, a comparison of these techniques revealed that live cases are more adequate

Carmen Camarero; Javier Rodriguez; Rebeca San Jose

2010-01-01

424

A Case Study of the Development of a Beginning Chemistry Teacher's Knowledge about Models and Modelling  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present a case study of a beginning chemistry teacher who enrolled in a project aimed to contribute to the development of teachers' knowledge of models and modelling in science. The project consisted of a series of institutional meetings in combination with an action research project the teacher conducted in her own classes. By explaining how the

Rosária Justi; Jan van Driel

2005-01-01

425

Adult Basic Education in Honduras: Managing Multiple Channels. LearnTech Case Study Series No. 9.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|On June 1, 1992, the Ministry of Education in Honduras started a pilot project using Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) to deliver adult basic education. This case study examines the IRI project, or the "Basic Education for All" project, which is predicated on the conviction that educational investment in basic education for young working people…

Corrales, Carleton

426

Adaptive Management of the Water Cycle on the Urban Fringe: Three Australian Case Studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

?, Abstract ?, Introduction ?, The Promise,of Adaptive Management ?, Three Case Studies ?, South,Creek ?, Project Setting ?, Problem,Analysis ? Tuggerah,Lakes ?, Project Setting ?, Implementation ?, Policy Context ? Sydney,Water Catchment,Access ?, Project Setting ?, Problem,Analysis ?, Implementation ?, Policy Context ?, Discussion ? Ownership,of the Process and Acquisition of Knowledge

Alistair Gilmour; Greg Walkerden; James Scandol

2008-01-01

427

A case study report on the development, release, and deployment processes of ChipSoft  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report contains the results of a case study we performed of the Dutch software vendor ChipSoft. This case study is part of the Deliver research project, and it focused on ChipSoft's release, delivery, and deployment activities. We performed the case study to gain insight into these activities which, in turn, would enable us to propose new ways to ease

Gerco Ballintijn

2005-01-01

428

Case Study: A Spill at Parsenn Bowl  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

PhD Elaine S Chapman (Illinois College Biology)

2005-12-02

429

Energy and Development: A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study examines the economic and technical possibilities of two major programs which appear to offer considerable potential for development of the Western region of Saudi Arabia. One project explored the possibility of establishing an agroindustrial c...

W. W. Seifert M. A. Bakr M. A. Kettani

1973-01-01

430

Three elder persons: Case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

From twelve years experience in an outpatient clinic providing specialized care for veterans in extremely advanced age, the writer presents three cases. The first is a man who lived to be nearly one hundred years old. He had a wife and son and a moderately comfortable financial status. Outwardly furious, his task was to cope with the severe limitation of

Joanna H. Adelberg

1977-01-01

431

Small Hydropower Technology Transfer Project. Task A: Feasibility Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report summarizes an investigation of 240 feasibility studies of small hydropower projects conducted under the National Small Hydropower Program beginning in 1977. It provides a detailed analysis of these studies, both to better understand the signif...

C. B. Cunningham J. P. Christensen A. R. Engebretsen

1984-01-01

432

Using Case Studies to Teach Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2005-05-01

433

Further Opportunities in Focus. A Study of Bridging Courses for Women. Project Report 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A project entitled "A Study of Bridging Courses for Women" investigated the curriculum and the context of courses within the further education sector that act as bridging courses for women and explored the needs of and difficulties faced by women who are reentering the labor force. After selecting 12 separate bridging courses as case studies,…

Stoney, Sheila M.; Reid, Margaret I.

434

Further Opportunities in Focus. A Study of Bridging Courses for Women. Project Report 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A project entitled "A Study of Bridging Courses for Women" investigated the curriculum and the context of courses within the further education sector that act as bridging courses for women and explored the needs of and difficulties faced by women who are reentering the labor force. After selecting 12 separate bridging courses as case studies,…

Stoney, Sheila M.; Reid, Margaret I.

435

(Feasibility study of the San Lorenzo River hydroelectric project)  

SciTech Connect

I travelled to San Jose, Costa Rica on July 8, 1990 to evaluate all of the completed elements of the ongoing feasibility study for the San Lorenzo River hydroelectric project. The feasibility study is being supported by ORNL under the Renewable Energy Applications and Training Project. The project is being studied for implementation by CONELECTRICAS, a consortium of rural electric cooperatives and the study itself is being conducted by BEL Engineering, a Costa Rican consulting firm under contract to CONELECTRICAS, USAID/PIC and NRECA.

Chronowski, R.A.

1990-07-19

436

Pyourachus: study of two cases.  

PubMed

The urachus, or median umbilical ligament, is a midline tubular structure that extends upward from the anterior dome of the bladder toward, the umbilicus and represents the vestigial remnant of at least two embryonic structures, the cloaca and the allantois. The tubular urachus normally involutes before birth, remaining as a fibrous band, however its persistence can give rise to various clinical problems, not only in infants and children but also in adults. We report two cases of pyourachus at our institute with a review of the clinical presentation, imaging findings and surgical management. Both our patients were young males, with haematuria being the presenting feature in one case which has not been previously described in literature. PMID:16823045

Thapar, R B; Jha, V U; Mehta, R U; Shah, G R

2006-07-01

437

Case Studies in OCS Planning. Onshore Facilities Related to Offshore Oil and Gas Development. An Evaluation of the Use of NERBC-RALI Project Information and Methodologies in Four States.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report evaluates the way that several coastal states applied the Methodologies and information developed by the project 'Development and Application of a Methodology for Siting Onshore Facilities Associated with OCS Development' for their own OCS pla...

W. E. Nothdurft

1978-01-01

438

Case studies: Soil mapping using multiple methods  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Soil is a non-renewable resource with fundamental functions like filtering (e.g. water), storing (e.g. carbon), transforming (e.g. nutrients) and buffering (e.g. contamination). Degradation of soils is meanwhile not only to scientists a well known fact, also decision makers in politics have accepted this as a serious problem for several environmental aspects. National and international authorities have already worked out preservation and restoration strategies for soil degradation, though it is still work of active research how to put these strategies into real practice. But common to all strategies the description of soil state and dynamics is required as a base step. This includes collecting information from soils with methods ranging from direct soil sampling to remote applications. In an intermediate scale mobile geophysical methods are applied with the advantage of fast working progress but disadvantage of site specific calibration and interpretation issues. In the framework of the iSOIL project we present here some case studies for soil mapping performed using multiple geophysical methods. We will present examples of combined field measurements with EMI-, GPR-, magnetic and gammaspectrometric techniques carried out with the mobile multi-sensor-system of Kiel University (GER). Depending on soil type and actual environmental conditions, different methods show a different quality of information. With application of diverse methods we want to figure out, which methods or combination of methods will give the most reliable information concerning soil state and properties. To investigate the influence of varying material we performed mapping campaigns on field sites with sandy, loamy and loessy soils. Classification of measured or derived attributes show not only the lateral variability but also gives hints to a variation in the vertical distribution of soil material. For all soils of course soil water content can be a critical factor concerning a succesful application of geophysical methods, e.g. GPR on wet loessy soils will result in a high attenuation of signals. Furthermore, with this knowledge we support the development of geophysical pedo-transfer-functions, i.e. the link between geophysical to soil parameters, which is active researched in another work package of the iSOIL project. Acknowledgement: iSOIL-Interactions between soil related sciences - Linking geophysics, soil science and digital soil mapping is a Collaborative Project (Grant Agreement number 211386) co-funded by the Research DG of the European Commission within the RTD activities of the FP7 Thematic Priority Environment.

Petersen, Hauke; Wunderlich, Tina; Hagrey, Said A. Al; Rabbel, Wolfgang; Stümpel, Harald

2010-05-01

439

Measuring complexity for building projects: a Delphi study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this study is to identify complexity measures for building projects in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A three-round of Delphi questionnaire survey was conducted to identify the key parameters that measure the degree of project complexity. A complexity index (CI) was developed based on the identified measures and their relative importance. Findings

Bo Xia; Albert P. C. Chan

2012-01-01

440

Study of electromagnetic precursors in ionosphere (WARNING project)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The possibility of existence of ionospheric precursors of seismic hazards is more and more widely accepted. This is the reason why the importance of the WARNING project, declared by the National Space Agency of Ukraine (NSAU) [1], has been increased. Even some future projects have started to include, as an option, the instruments for electromagnetic earthquake precursors study [2]. This

V. Korepanov

1998-01-01

441

Ethnic Heritage Studies: Family History Project. Experimental Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This teaching guide presents a personal approach to America's past by having students prepare their own family's social geneological history. It is part of the Louisville Area Ethnic Heritage Studies Project described in ED 150 043. The project materials are designed to foster communication across intercultural/ethnic lines. The objective for this…

Brothers, Lynn

442

Resource Material. Handbook of Selected Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Harvey, Dexter; Cap, Orest

443

Case Studies for Management Development in Bangladesh.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Eight case studies appropriate for use in a course in management development were prepared and are provided in this document. The typical case describes a real business situation in which a real manager had to reach a decision. The case gives quantitative and qualitative information that is, or may be, relevant to that decision. Questions for…

McLean, Gary N.

444

Criteria for Selecting Case Studies of Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Leadership instruction often makes extensive use of case studies. To be effective, the instructor needs to select cases which raise significant issues of leadership. Drawing on the work of Gardner, Rost, Burns, Roesner, and other leading scholars of leadership, a series of questions is posed to established criteria for the selection of cases.

Roger Smitter

1995-01-01

445

Case management of kwashiorkor: an intervention project at seven nutrition rehabilitation centres in Malawi  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: (1) To improve case management of kwashiorkor at seven Nutritional Rehabilitation Centres (NRCs) through 2–4 weekly paediatric supervisory visits. (2) To evaluate the impact of the use of routine tube-feeding and a micronutrient supplement (Nutriset).Design: An intervention project with descriptive clinical data in which Nutriset was introduced halfway through the project, and routine tube-feeding at one NRC was compared

MJ Manary; SM Graham; D Brewster

1997-01-01

446

Four requirements for digital case study libraries  

Microsoft Academic Search

In education, case studies have been employed as a major pedagogical means to engage students with realistic materials and\\u000a practical problems. The usefulness and success of case studies have been documented in literature. In this paper, we move\\u000a the case study and its technical affordance a step further toward more authentic or realistic learning and toward communities\\u000a of practice. Drawing

Hao Jiang; Craig Ganoe; John M. Carroll

2010-01-01

447

Collaboration in Workplace Literacy: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A case study of collaboration in workplace literacy was conducted. The aim of the case study was to document and analyze how a university-industry joint program can be made to work through the use of collaboration as a strategy. The case studied was based on the Wisconsin Program Model that called for labor-management-education partnerships. The processes of collaboration among the

Ching-Jung Yang

448

Using Case Studies to Teach Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case study teaching has gained a strong foothold in science education. The author discusses: (1) variations on methodology, from whole class discussion to the jigsaw approach; (2) an increase in educational resources on the topic; (3) over a thousand studies that show improved learning when case studies are used; and (4) a survey that illustrates…

Herreid, Clyde Freeman

2005-01-01

449

Freak Waves: A case study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Evidences tell us freak waves are difficult to deal with from a scientific point of view. Though it is generally accepted that in deep water the mechanism involved in the generation is modulation instability there are some doubts about the way such giant waves can appear on a relatively calm sea. Partly the problem could be, it has been pointed out, that the so called evolution equations, as for instance Schrödinger nonlinear equation and further enhancements of this equation are valid for little wave steepness, that we know is not the case with freak waves. On the other hand, statistical description gives us another tool to cop with the problem, not without some shortcomings also. However, as the matter of fact, freak or extreme waves are present in our seas causing accidents, casualties and damages. For that reason the main aim of this research is to collect data from past records in order to see how near or how far we are of the expected conditions to formation of freak waves, once we know some accident has taken place .The purposely practical approach is going to be carried out on a specific case where the above conditions presented themselves, using wave records both, previous and simultaneous, to the location from a nearby station( a deployed buoy). For that end, we are going to use some parameters, as BFI, steepness, shape of the wave, asymmetry, etc., combining, to a certain extent, the deterministic and statistical line of thought.

Lechuga, A.

2009-04-01

450

Mapping moderate-scale land-cover over very large geographic areas within a collaborative framework: A case study of the Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project (SWReGAP)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Land-cover mapping efforts within the USGS Gap Analysis Program have traditionally been state-centered; each state having the responsibility of implementing a project design for the geographic area within their state boundaries. The Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project (SWReGAP) was the first formal GAP project designed at a regional, multi-state scale. The project area comprises the southwestern states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The land-cover map/dataset was generated using regionally consistent geospatial data (Landsat ETM+ imagery (1999-2001) and DEM derivatives), similar field data collection protocols, a standardized land-cover legend, and a common modeling approach (decision tree classifier). Partitioning of mapping responsibilities amongst the five collaborating states was organized around ecoregion-based "mapping zones". Over the course of 21/2 field seasons approximately 93,000 reference samples were collected directly, or obtained from other contemporary projects, for the land-cover modeling effort. The final map was made public in 2004 and contains 125 land-cover classes. An internal validation of 85 of the classes, representing 91% of the land area was performed. Agreement between withheld samples and the validated dataset was 61% (KHAT = .60, n = 17,030). This paper presents an overview of the methodologies used to create the regional land-cover dataset and highlights issues associated with large-area mapping within a coordinated, multi-institutional management framework. ?? 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Lowry, J.; Ramsey, R. D.; Thomas, K.; Schrupp, D.; Sajwaj, T.; Kirby, J.; Waller, E.; Schrader, S.; Falzarano, S.; Langs, L.; Manis, G.; Wallace, C.; Schulz, K.; Comer, P.; Pohs, K.; Rieth, W.; Velasquez, C.; Wolk, B.; Kepner, W.; Boykin, K.; O'Brien, L.; Bradford, D.; Thompson, B.; Prior-Magee, J.

2007-01-01

451

How To Set Up Your Own Small Business. Service Company Case Study. Manufacturing Firm Case Study. Retail Store Case Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This collection of case studies is intended for use in a course in setting up a small business. The first, a case study of the process of setting up a service company, covers analyzing the pros and cons of starting one's own business, assessing the competition and local market, and selecting a site for and financing the business. The principal…

Fallek, Max

452

Melbourne Telelink; A Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes an exploratory study of Telelink, a social application of telephone conferencing which is providing group communication among housebound veterans and war widows in Melbourne, Australia. The study is based on interviews with present T...

L. A. Albertson K. S. Bearlin

1977-01-01

453

Keystone Project: coal-to-methanol feasibility study. Volume I. Project summary. [Cairnbrook, Pennsylvania  

SciTech Connect

The Keystone Project is proposed to be a facility that would eventually produce up to 67,000 barrels per day (bpd) of fuel-grade methanol from 2330 tons per day of bituminous coals. Initial production capacity of the plant, which could be on stream in early 1988, would be 13,300 barrels per day, could be expanded to the full 67,000 bpd capacity by the addition of unit additional process trains. This approach provides for a rapid and cost-effective implementation of the project with minimum risk. The Feasibility Study involved a comprehensive 18-month evaluation aimed at assessing the viability of the project from technical, economic, financial, marketing, environmental, health and safety, socioeconomics and business aspects. The work scope included seven tasks, which address important issues in the project: Preliminary Facility Design; Economic and Financial Analysis; Market Analysis; Siting Evaluation and Resource Assessment; Environmental, Health, Safety and Socioeconomic Assessments; Detailed Evaluation and Plan for Project Completion; and Program Management. The results provide a body of quantitative and qualitative information on which a decision can be made by interested investors whether to proceed with the project. The following work objectives were accomplished: a preliminary facility design and cost estimates based on a specific site were established; the size and nature of potential markets, probable product prices and key market regulatory issues were evaluated; the commercial feasibility of the project was determined based on economic and financial parameters, such as capitalization and debt structure, local and federal incentives and investor rate of return and cash flow; and environmental, health and safety, socioeconomics and related regulatory aspects of the project were evaluated. The results indicate that the project can be viable if given appropriate financial support from the US Synthetic Fuels Corporation.

Not Available

1982-12-01

454

Overcoming Exclusion in Rural Communities: Nimby Case Studies.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report examines eight cases of housing developments that overcame NIMBY opposition and were constructed in rural4,5 communities across the United States: three low-income multifamily projects; three multifamily farm labor projects; one single-family ...

J. Garner L. Strauss M. Stover S. Phillips V. Cloud

1994-01-01

455

Interball magnetotail boundary case studies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present two examples of INTERBALL-1 data near both the high and low-latitude tail magnetopause (MP) under disturbed conditions. For the high-latitude case, MAGION-4 data determine the scales of the MP current sheets which are in the order of 100-500 km for the main ones, 50-200 km for Flux Transfer Events (FTEs) and a few km for the fine structures and ULF turbulence. The MP speed was 15-30 km/s. The energetic protons in the magnetosheath (MSH) provide evidence of reconnection upstream of the spacecraft (S/C). The tailward flows grow for the northward MSH magnetic field when the reconnection site is believed to be shifted tailward of the cusp. The inner boundary layer (BL) after the disturbance consists of tailward and earthward flowing plasma of MSH origin and cold mantle plasma flowing tailward. The earthward flow is evidence of reconnection tailward of the S/C, which is regarded as a specific feature of the disturbed conditions. Local production of a plasma-sheet-like plasma at high latitudes is argued based on the inner BL plasma characteristics. The following features are observed in both cases: (a) FTEs for both northward and southward MSH fields; (b) waves in the current sheet vicinities over ten mV/m and 15 nT peak-to-peak; (c) electron fluxes with scales down to a few km with extra heating especially parallel to the magnetic field; (d) outer turbulent boundary layers with a deflected magnetic field; (e) ions with time-energy dispersion-like features and deflected ion fluxes. In the downstream dawn region at the transition between the low-latitude boundary layer and the plasma sheet (LLBL/PS), multiple MP encounters are observed. In the LLBL parallel electron intensifications correlate with ULF magnetic fluctiations.

Savin, S. P.; Balan, O.; Borodkova, N.; Budnik, E.; Nikolaeva, N.; Prokhorenko, V.; Pulkkinen, T.; Rybjeva, N.; Safrankova, J.; Sandahl, I.; Amata, E.; Auster, U.; Bellucci, G.; Blagau, A.; Blecki, J.; Buechner, J.; Ciobanu, M.; Dubinin, E.; Yermolaev, Yu.; Echim, M.; Fedorov, A.; Formisano, V.; Grard, R.; Ivchenko, V.; Jiricek, F.; Juchniewicz, J.; Klimov, S.; Korepanov, V.; Koskinen, H.; Kudela, K.; Lundin, R.; Lutsenko, V.; Marghitu, O.; Nemecek, Z.; Nikutowski, B.; Nozdrachev, M.; Orsini, S.; Parrot, M.; Petrukovich, A.; Pissarenko, N.; Romanov, S.; Rauch, J.; Rustenbach, J.; Sauvaud, J. A.; Sarris, E. T.; Skalsky, A.; Smilauer, J.; Triska, P.; Trotignon, J. G.; Vojta, J.; Zastenker, G.; Zelenyi, L.; Agafonov, Yu.; Grushin, V.; Khrapchenkov, V.; Prech, L.; Santolik, O.

1997-09-01

456

Professional Projects and Institutional Change in Healthcare: The Case of American Dentistry  

PubMed Central

This paper combines resources from the organization studies and sociology literatures to advance understanding of institutional change processes in healthcare that emerge from the professionalization projects of occupations. Conceptually, we introduce a model that combines the ‘archetype’ approach to analyzing structural change with a framework for analyzing the agency of emergent professions. We then employ the model to frame a historical case analysis (1972-2009) of the highly contested process by which the occupation of dental hygiene in the US fought to introduce a new organizational form, the alternative practice hygiene (APH) archetype. This archetype challenges the traditional model (the Dentist's Office archetype) that is supported by the dominant dentistry profession. Our analysis contributes two main sets of empirical findings. First, we present a systematic comparison of the APH and Dentist's Office archetypes in terms of their belief systems, formal structures, agents, and policy implications (e.g., access to services). Second, we provide an account of the agency of dental hygienists' attempts to secure the APH model as part of their professionalization project.

Kitchener, Martin; Mertz, Elizabeth

2010-01-01

457

Professional projects and institutional change in healthcare: the case of American dentistry.  

PubMed

This paper combines resources from the organization studies and sociology literatures to advance understanding of institutional change processes in healthcare that emerge from the professionalization projects of occupations. Conceptually, we introduce a model that combines the 'archetype' approach to analyzing structural change with a framework for analyzing the agency of emergent professions. We then employ the model to frame a historical case analysis (1972-2009) of the highly contested process by which the occupation of dental hygiene in the US fought to introduce a new organizational form, the alternative practice hygiene (APH) archetype. This archetype challenges the traditional model (the dentist's office archetype) that is supported by the dominant dentistry profession. Our analysis contributes two main sets of empirical findings. First, we present a systematic comparison of the APH and Dentist's Office archetypes in terms of their belief systems, formal structures, agents, and policy implications (e.g., access to services). Second, we provide an account of the agency of dental hygienists' attempts to secure the APH model as part of their professionalization project. PMID:21075497

Kitchener, Martin; Mertz, Elizabeth

2010-10-23

458

Blade System Design Studies Phase II : Final Project Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report details the work completed under Phase II of the Sandia National Laboratories Blade System Design Study blade design and manufacturing project; an integrated 9 meter blade design, tooling design and manufacturing, assembly fixture design and f...

D. S. Berry

2008-01-01

459

Medicare Study of the Cooperative Health Education Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Medicare Study of the Cooperative Health Education Project (CHEP) was a randomized, controlled, prospective trial of self-care interventions within the Medicare population of a health maintenance organization, the Rhode Island Group Health Association...

D. M. Vickery

1984-01-01

460

Chena River Lakes Project Revegetation Study. Three-Year Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During the growing seasons of 1977, 1978, and 1979, revegetation techniques were studied on the Chena River Lakes Project, a flood control dam and levee near Fairbanks, Alaska, to find an optimal treatment for establishing permanent vegetation cover on th...

L. A. Johnson S. D. Rindge D. A. Gaskin

1981-01-01

461

Pasadena City College SIGI Project. Research Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A research study at Pasadena City College in 1975-76 evaluated a computer based career guidance program, SIGI (System of Interactive Guidance and Information), designed by Educational Testing Service to assist community college students in improving their ability to make career decisions. Students identified as desiring aid in career guidance were…

Risser, John J.; Tulley, John E.

462

Manpower Projections to 1980. Econometric Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The objective of this study was to develop an economic approach to the forecasting of allied health manpower in markets in the State of California. The health manpower categories considered included: (1) Medical technology, (2) occupational therapy, (3) dietetic and nutritional services, (4) physical therapy, (5) health administration, (6)…

Kubota, Gordon H.; Tsukahara, Theodore, Jr.

463

Performance Evaluation Program: Study III. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Case Study: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the Workplace. Agency: North Shore Massachusetts Health Planning Council.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This case study describes how the North Shore Massachusetts HSA has implemented a strategy for developing worksite health promotion programs - the Employee Health Promotion Project. The Employee Health Promotion Project emphasizes the need for a more heal...

1981-01-01

464

Retrograde study of projections from the tuberomammillary nucleus to the mesopontine cholinergic complex in the rat.  

PubMed

The mesopontine cholinergic complex comprising the pedunculopontine (PPTg) and laterodorsal (LDTg) tegmental nuclei is a key component of ascending reticular activating system. The brainstem cholinergic nuclei are yet under the control of descending projections from hypothalamic arousal centers such as the hypocretinergic, lateral hypothalamus (LH), and the histaminergic, tuberomammillary nucleus (TMN). The present study was designed to determine the differential projection pattern as well as the laterality of descending TMN projections to the PPTg and LDTg. Our results showed that each TMN subdivision provided differential projections to the mesopontine complex. The majority of PPTg-projecting neurons were located in ventrolateral TMN mainly at its subpial border, whereas LDTg-projecting cells were in dorsomedial TMN with a few in the medial border of the ventrolateral subdivision. For both PPTg and LDTg cases, retrogradely labeled neurons were more pronounced in each TMN subdivision ipsilateral to the injection site. The light microscopic observation also indicated that hypocretinergic, terminal-like boutons formed close appositions to somata as well as proximal dendrites of PPTg- or LDTg-projecting TMN neurons. Taken together, the present observations suggested that each TMN subdivision provide differential projections to the mesopontine cholinergic complex and that the LH, via the TMN, provides indirect, descending projections to the complex as well. PMID:21281605

Hong, Eun Y; Lee, Hyun S

2011-01-31

465

Implementing Career Academies Schoolwide: Four Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents four case studies illustrating how selected high schools from across the country have implemented the career academy model schoolwide. The case studies profile the career academies of the following schools: (1) Ben Franklin High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); (2) Oak Grove High School (San Jose, California); (3) South…

Stern, David; Dayton, Charles; Lenz, Robert; Tidyman, Susan

466

Using Case Studies: An International Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Case studies as an instructional strategy have been used in many disciplines, including law, teacher education, science, medicine, and business. Among the benefits of this method of instruction are involving students in learning, developing their critical thinking skills, promoting communication, and engaging in critical analysis. Case studies are…

McClam, Tricia; Woodside, Marianne

2005-01-01

467

Case Studies in Assessment for Transition Planning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book presents a group of case studies to show how to assess students to develop a clear statement of transition service needs and then use that information for goals and objectives in their IEP or ITP (individual transition plan). The case studies format will help you see in a concrete way how assessment procedures relate to young people with…

Trainor, Audrey A.; Patton, James R.; Clark, Gary M.

2005-01-01

468

Case Studies in Middle Management Supervision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

White, Lori S.

2011-01-01

469

Knowledge management enablers: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – To analyze the crucial role that enablers play in carrying out knowledge management within the enterprise. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This research uses the method of a case study and has directed the survey on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (ASE) and VIA Technologies, Inc. (VIA). It is anticipated through the case study of these two companies that it will be

Ying-jung Yeh; Sun-quae Lai; Chin-tsang Ho

2006-01-01

470

Seven Juvenile Delinquents--Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Seven case studies are presented to further research on juvenile problems and to clarify existing juvenile problems. These seven were all inmates of the same institution at the same time, and were selected case studies--neither the best nor the worst. They were all interviewed inside the penal institution. The first oart asked each about the…

Williams, Michael C., Sr.; Starkey, John D.

471

Track and Trace Case Studies Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Thomas Kelepouris; Tom Baynham; Duncan McFarlane

2006-01-01

472

Successful Principal Leadership: Australian Case Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie; Mulford, Bill

2005-01-01

473

Case-Control Study of Writer's Cramp  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

474

Contrasting Case Studies of Frequent Internet Use  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two case studies that describe individuals who use the Internet eight hours or more per day are presented. The first portrays and discusses the severe problems that occurred in a student's social, occupational and scholastic life as a result of his frequent Internet use. The second case study shows how the Internet has both improved and hindered a foreign exchange

David T. Leon; Robert J. Rotunda

2000-01-01

475

A Constructive Controversy Approach to "Case Studies"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On the basis of analysis of student responses to a case study titled "Drinks and Dinner," the authors evaluate the pedagogical potential of using constructive controversy case studies to teach about inequality. "Drinks and Dinner" is designed to capture the complexity of social interactions that defy simple solutions to engage students in…

Bird, Sharon R.; Erickson, Karla A.

2010-01-01

476

Case Studies in Middle Management Supervision  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

White, Lori S.

2011-01-01

477

Using Case Studies: An International Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Case studies as an instructional strategy have been used in many disciplines, including law, teacher education, science, medicine, and business. Among the benefits of this method of instruction are involving students in learning, developing their critical thinking skills, promoting communication, and engaging in critical analysis. Case studies

McClam, Tricia; Woodside, Marianne

2005-01-01

478

Implementing Career Academies Schoolwide: Four Case Studies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents four case studies illustrating how selected high schools from across the country have implemented the career academy model schoolwide. The case studies profile the career academies of the following schools: (1) Ben Franklin High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); (2) Oak Grove High School (San Jose, California); (3) South…

Stern, David; Dayton, Charles; Lenz, Robert; Tidyman, Susan

479

TOP10 DATA MINING CASE STUDIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report on the panel discussion held at the ICDM'10 conference on the top 10 data mining case studies in order to provide a snapshot of where and how data mining techniques have made significant real-world impact. The tasks covered by 10 case studies range from the detection of anomalies such as cancer, fraud, and system failures to the optimization

GABOR MELLI; XINDONG WU; PAUL BEINAT; FRANCESCO BONCHI; LONGBING CAO; RONG DUAN; CHRISTOS FALOUTSOS; RAYID GHANI; BRENDAN KITTS; BART GOETHALS; GEOFF MCLACHLAN; JIAN PEI; ASHOK SRIVASTAVA; OSMAR ZAÏANE

2012-01-01

480

Home Depot in Chile: Case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Retailing is rapidly becoming a global industry and many retailers are expanding to foreign markets. However, some retailers successful in their home countries have failed in emerging markets such as Chile. A case study of the failed operation of Home Depot in the Chilean market helps in understanding why retailers do not succeed in all international markets. This case study

Constanza Bianchi; Presidente Errazuriz

2006-01-01

481

Case Study: While you were sleeping...  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

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

2010-05-24

482

Successful principal leadership: Australian case studies  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

David Gurr; Lawrie Drysdale; Bill Mulford

2005-01-01

483

Changing legitimate discourse: a case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study is concerned with the explanations that managers give to various company stakeholders, in the case of factory closures for example. More generally, the paper examines the way justifications of managerial action are produced and “consumed”, and how the “legitimacy” on which they are based can change over time. With the help of a longitudinal case study the paper

Markus Granlund

2002-01-01

484

Spicy stonehenge: Proposing a SOA case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Maintenance research in the context of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is currently lacking a suitable standard case study that can be used by scientists in order to (1) develop and assess their research ideas and (2) compare and benchmark their solution(s). It is also well established in different fields that having such a standard case study system brings many benefits,

Tiago Espinha; Cuiting Chen; Andy Zaidman; Hans-Gerhard Gross

2012-01-01

485

NAVAIR Information Technology Case Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study employed an online survey (with 126 respondents) to investigate variables affecting job satisfaction levels and feelings regarding the NAVAIR IT procurement process among Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) China Lake end users. ...

K. P. Tajii

2010-01-01

486

Choices and Life Circumstances. An Ethnographic Study of Project Redirection Teens.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents ethnographic case studies of the life circumstances and experiences of 18 low-income adolescents who participated in Project Redirection, a national program which provides educational and family planning services at the local level to pregnant teens and mothers. Information on the teens' family background, patterns of…

Levy, Sydelle Brooks; Grinker, William J.

487

Law enforcement information sharing: A Florida case study  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2006-01-01

488

Building a green future: A case study of EPA Region 10`s building renovations  

SciTech Connect

EPA Region 10 has published an 8-page case study of the `green` remodeling of its executive suite and adjacent offices in April of 1999. The renovation is a model construction project that demonstrates the Agency`s commitment to promoting sustainability and green construction. Region 10`s project emphasizes three related elements: green design and construction, new concepts about space and work, and ultra flexible space that allow for future growth and changes with minimal costs and waste. The case study discusses the project`s planning process, resource-efficient materials, recycling efforts, design principles, costs, product selection, partners and lessons learned.

Leckrone, J.; Allamand, J.

1999-07-01

489

Case Studies of Household Waste Management.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the results of case studies of waste treatment in two separate communities. The report is divided into studies of Stinson Beach, California and Dexter, Oregon. Background information is given about Stinson Beach and the agencies invo...

R. Howard W. Balson D. Owen P. A. Owen G. Sauer

1981-01-01

490

Outage management: A case study  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-01-01

491

Outage management: A case study  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1992-09-01

492

Complementing Business Case Studies with Humanitarian Case Studies: A Means of Preparing Global Engineers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Business case studies have been a standard pedagogical tool in technical communication classrooms. However, the expansion of engineering practice-including the design and implementation of appropriate technology in the developing world-suggests the need to complement such studies. This paper analyzes three business and three humanitarian case studies. It highlights the complexities of audience and context that distinguish the humanitarian case studies,

Annette Berndt; Carla Paterson

2009-01-01

493

Labyrinthine sequestrum: four case studies.  

PubMed

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

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

2012-03-30

494

Fuel Cycle Analysis Framework Base Cases for the IAEA/INPRO GAINS Collaborative Project  

SciTech Connect

Thirteen countries participated in the Collaborative Project GAINS “Global Architecture of Innovative Nuclear Energy Systems Based on Thermal and Fast Reactors Including a Closed Fuel Cycle”, which was the primary activity within the IAEA/INPRO Program Area B: “Global Vision on Sustainable Nuclear Energy” for the last three years. The overall objective of GAINS was to develop a standard framework for assessing future nuclear energy systems taking into account sustainable development, and to validate results through sample analyses. This paper details the eight scenarios that constitute the GAINS framework base cases for analysis of the transition to future innovative nuclear energy systems. The framework base cases provide a reference for users of the framework to start from in developing and assessing their own alternate systems. Each base case is described along with performance results against the GAINS sustainability evaluation metrics. The eight cases include four using a moderate growth projection and four using a high growth projection for global nuclear electricity generation through 2100. The cases are divided into two sets, addressing homogeneous and heterogeneous scenarios developed by GAINS to model global fuel cycle strategies. The heterogeneous world scenario considers three separate nuclear groups based on their fuel cycle strategies, with non-synergistic and synergistic cases. The framework base case analyses results show the impact of these different fuel cycle strategies while providing references for future users of the GAINS framework. A large number of scenario alterations are possible and can be used to assess different strategies, different technologies, and different assumptions about possible futures of nuclear power. Results can be compared to the framework base cases to assess where these alternate cases perform differently versus the sustainability indicators.

Brent Dixon

2012-09-01

495

Finding a Balance: Fifteen Institutional Case Studies on the Relationship between Part-Time Work and Advanced Level Study. Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document presents and discusses case studies that examined the relationship between part-time employment and advanced level study at 15 schools in Essex, England. "Foreword" (David Jones) provides a brief overview of the project. "Finding a Balance--Fifteen Institutional Case Studies on the Relationship between Part-time Work and Advanced…

Hodgson, Ann, Ed.; Spours, Ken, Ed.

496

A Case Study of Engineering Ethics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In Engineering Ethics Class at Shizuoka University, the Code of Ethics and Cases for Electrical Engineers by IEEJ Ethics committee is used to promote for high education effect to correspond large number of students (140students). In this paper, a case study in the class, and survey results for ethics value of students are presented. In addition, some comments for role playing act on the case of virtual experiences by students are described.

Shimizu, Kazuo

497

Social Capital in Collaborative Projects: Insights from a Three-Partner Case  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT Collaborative projects are increasingly common today due to the fact that many partners are leveraging technology to improve transactional efficiencies. Such projects required specialized knowledge ,of the ,partners to be ,integrated and therefore pose the challenges of inter-organizational knowledge ,integration; integrating diverse knowledge bases across organizations (Bhandar et al 2006). Studies on knowledge ,integration and inter-organizational networks ,indicate that

Mamata Bhandar

2008-01-01

498

Feasibility Study for a Hopi Utility-Scale Wind Project  

SciTech Connect

The goal of this project was to investigate the feasibility for the generation of energy from wind and to parallel this work with the development of a tribal utility organization capable of undertaking potential joint ventures in utility businesses and projects on the Hopi reservation. The goal of this project was to investigate the feasibility for the generation of energy from wind and to parallel this work with the development of a tribal utility organization capable of undertaking potential joint ventures in utility businesses and projects on the Hopi reservation. Wind resource assessments were conducted at two study sites on Hopi fee simple lands located south of the city of Winslow. Reports from the study were recently completed and have not been compared to any existing historical wind data nor have they been processed under any wind assessment models to determine the output performance and the project economics of turbines at the wind study sites. Ongoing analysis of the wind data and project modeling will determine the feasibility of a tribal utility-scale wind energy generation.

Kendrick Lomayestewa

2011-05-31

499

Cooperative Science: A National Study of University and Industry Researchers. Case Studies. Volume II.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report presents nine case studies of Industry/University Cooperative Research (IUCR) projects supported during 1978-1980 by the National Science Foundation. The intent of this document is to provide readers with a qualitative picture of cooperative science as practiced under the IUCR program. The information presented in this report is…

Johnson, Elmima C.; And Others

500

Thiamin Deficiency: A Directed Case Study  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Dhar, Preeti

2011-01-07