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  1. Misuse of anecdotes in primatology: lessons from citation analysis. (United States)

    Sarringhaus, Lauren A; McGrew, William C; Marchant, Linda F


    This study analyzes the accuracy of anecdotes cited in behavioral primatology publications. Anecdotes (n=1 cases) recounting tool use were sought in the four main primatological journals. Citations of anecdotes in the scientific literature that met three criteria were systematically coded for recognition and accuracy. The results showed that 60% of the time, authors who cited anecdotes did not explicitly acknowledge them as such. To a lesser extent, the citations exaggerated the frequency of anecdotal events or misrepresented their status. For tool use specifically, the actor was misreported more often than the tool or its target. Multiple citations were incorrect more often than single citations. Overall, it seems that citation of anecdotes is problematic and may have far-reaching implications in terms of misleading overgeneralizations. Primatologists should take care in citing singular or rare events. Copyright (c) 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  2. Stories, Proverbs, and Anecdotes as Scaffolds for Learning Science Concepts (United States)

    Mutonyi, Harriet


    Few research studies in science education have looked at how stories, proverbs, and anecdotes can be used as scaffolds for learning. Stories, proverbs, and anecdotes are cultural tools used in indigenous communities to teach children about their environment. The study draws on Bruner's work and the theory of border crossing to argue that stories,…

  3. Anecdote as a Persuasive Stylistic Technique in Pusonnam Yiri's ...

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    Anecdote as a Persuasive Stylistic Technique in Pusonnam Yiri's Blindness of Mind: No one is Useless. ... AFRREV LALIGENS: An International Journal of Language, Literature and Gender Studies ... It attempts a textual analysis of some extracts from the novella using a Functional Stylistics Framework of M. A. K. Halliday.

  4. Anecdotes from the history of anesthesia in dentistry.


    Trieger, N.


    I believe that dentists have made important contributions to anesthesiology and patient care. Medical anesthesiology is now being required to provide more same-day or ambulatory care. Where it was once good sport to criticize dentists providing brief anesthesia services for their patients, it has now become appropriate for physician anesthesiologists to use shorter-acting agents, improved physiologic monitoring, reversal agents, and early discharge as part of their care of patients. Anecdotes...

  5. When Allport Met Freud: Using Anecdotes in the Teaching of Psychology. (United States)

    Kaufman, James C.; Bristol, Adam S.


    Proposes using anecdotes in introductory psychology courses to teach key points, principles, and people. Offers theoretical and empirical support for anecdotes as teaching tools. Believes that anecdotes, such as when Gordon Allport met Sigmund Freud, provide an enjoyable experience and enable students to better remember information. (CMK)

  6. Use of an anecdotal client feedback note in family therapy. (United States)

    Haber, Russell; Carlson, Ryan G; Braga, Cristina


    To attain information about divergent agendas in family therapy, as well as incorporate client feedback, we present the Client Feedback Note (CFN). The CFN elicits information about each family member's feelings, learning, dislikes, and wishes for each session. Anecdotal feedback after each session may help the therapist have better insight into the clients' perceptions and experience of the therapy and the therapist. Sensitivity to information generated by the CFN can help both therapist and client work to coconstruct a therapeutic process that is relevant to the diverse needs of the client system. This manuscript will (a) discuss literature supporting the use of client feedback in therapy; (b) present the CFN and rationale for its development; (c) discuss our experiences utilizing the CFN along with case examples that illustrate its use; and (d) identify practical applications, limitations, and potential research with using the CFN in systemic therapy. © 2014 FPI, Inc.

  7. Anecdotes from the history of anesthesia in dentistry. (United States)

    Trieger, N.


    I believe that dentists have made important contributions to anesthesiology and patient care. Medical anesthesiology is now being required to provide more same-day or ambulatory care. Where it was once good sport to criticize dentists providing brief anesthesia services for their patients, it has now become appropriate for physician anesthesiologists to use shorter-acting agents, improved physiologic monitoring, reversal agents, and early discharge as part of their care of patients. Anecdotes are informative and often provide us with nostalgic recognition and a smile. Ask yourself how you would have responded to the needs of your patients if you were practicing 40 or more yrs ago. We owe a major debt of gratitude to our gallant forebearers and an acknowledgement saying "Well done," and "God bless." PMID:8934968

  8. Trends in anecdotal fox sightings in Tasmania accounted for by psychological factors. (United States)

    Marks, Clive A; Clark, Malcolm; Obendorf, David; Hall, Graham P; Soares, Inês; Pereira, Filipe


    There has been little evaluation of anecdotal sightings as a means to confirm new incursions of invasive species. This paper explores the potential for equivocal information communicated by the media to account for patterns of anecdotal reports. In 2001, it was widely reported that red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) had been deliberately released in the island state of Tasmania (Australia), although this claim was later revealed to be baseless. Regardless, by 2013 a total of 3153 anecdotal fox sightings had been reported by members of the public, which implied their distribution was wide. For each month in 2001-2003, we defined a monthly media index (MMI) of fox-related media coverage, an index of their relative seasonal abundance (abundance), and a factor denoting claims of fox evidence (claimed evidence) regardless of its evidentiary quality. We fitted a generalized linear model with Poisson error for monthly totals of anecdotal sightings with factors of year and claimed evidence and covariates of MMI, abundance, and hours of darkness. The collective effect of psychological factors (MMI, claimed evidence, and year) relative to biophysical factors (photoperiod and abundance) was highly significant (χ 2 = 122.1, df = 6, p fox media from 2001 to 2010 was strongly associated with the yearly tally of anecdotal sightings (p = 0.018). The odds ratio of sightings ranked as reliable by the fox eradication program in any year decreased exponentially at a rate of 0.00643 as the total number of sightings increased (p < 0.0001) and was indicative of an observer-expectancy bias. Our results suggest anecdotal sightings are highly susceptible to cognitive biases and when used to qualify and quantify species presence can contribute to flawed risk assessments. © 2017 Society for Conservation Biology.

  9. Anecdotes, Situations, Histories: Reflections on the Use of Cases in Thinking about Ethics and Development Practice

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    D.R. Gasper (Des)


    markdownabstractABSTRACT Referring to a wide variety of case studies, anecdotes and abstracted choice situations, the paper considers the range and roles of different types of cases presented in trying to understand tensions, conflicts and choices in development. Since various purposes are

  10. STEM High School Teachers' Views of Implementing PBL: An Investigation Using Anecdote Circles (United States)

    deChambeau, Aimée L.; Ramlo, Susan E.


    Problem-based learning (PBL) has been gaining in popularity, especially within the context of STEM-based (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) schools. Program assessments for these schools typically focus on student standardized test scores rather than the needs of the teachers. This study utilized anecdote circles, storytelling via…

  11. Folklore anecdote between memorata and fabulata: Field research of Serbs in Medina (Hungary

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    Ilić Marija


    Full Text Available This work is based on folklore material, which was gathered during ethno linguistic field research of Serbian traditional lexicon and spiritual culture in Medina village in Hungary in 2002. Folklore material is composed of the sayings by the informer Sava Sokic and primarily can be defined as a series of comical narrations. If we look upon these narrations as a genre of oral speech and within context of ethno linguistic interview, we can notice a complex structure of this oral genre. That is, this genre functions as a memorat with typical beginnings and met textual comments. On the other hand, it respects almost all genre norms, which are characteristic for folklore anecdote. Therefore, comic narrations of Save Sokic, and that are valid also for folklore anecdote in general, can be classified as borderline genre - between memorata and fabulata.

  12. Facts, anecdotes, and new horizons in the medical treatment of duodenal ulcers. (United States)

    Barreras, R F


    There continue to be marked differences of opinion regarding how to manage duodenal ulcer disease. Recent developments in medical management which appear of major importance include the development of antagonists of H2-receptors of histamine, the prostaglandins, and transendoscopic instrumentation. Intractability of duodenal ulcer continues to be an over-used category which disguises situations that are easily remedied. Until we have more long-term and complete evaluations of ulcer treatment, we will continue to base therapy on anecdotes and incomplete data.

  13. Know your audience: public perception of geology from anecdote to evidence (United States)

    Gibson, Hazel


    One of the basic strategies of science communication is to 'know your audience' (Nerlich et al, 2010), yet often scientists are communicating to a distant and diffuse audience that cannot be seen or directly engaged with. Both traditional written reports and emerging online media provide limited or no opportunity to engage audiences in dialogues with the communicator that can convey the public's own levels of knowledge. In those circumstances it becomes almost impossible to know your audience. For geoscientists, this decoupling from the intended audience is made more problematic when conveying new technical issues such as carbon capture and storage or deep geological disposal of radioactive waste, which are rooted in the unfamiliar subsurface (Sharma et al, 2007; Ashworth et al, 2009). Those geologists who have engaged with the public in these novel realms often have fashioned informal ways to overcome their audience's geological unfamiliarity based on the trial-and-error of personal experience, but such anecdotal lessons are rarely applicable to wider communities of practice. In recent years, however, our ad hoc intuitive ideas about how to comprehend public perceptions of geology have gained rigour from evidence-based theory (Singleton et al, 2009). This presentation highlights one example of this, using an ongoing study into the public understanding of the geological subsurface in south west England. Results from a combination of interviews and questionnaires were assessed using the established psychological technique: 'mental models' (Morgan et al, 2002). The work demonstrates how a mixed method approach can move geoscience communication beyond casual assumptions and individual rules of thumb to a more robust scientific way of thinking.

  14. Personal Insights and Anecdotes about the Weatherization Assistance Program Process Field Study

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    Treitler, Inga [Anthropology Imagination, Inc., Knoxville, TN (United States)


    The present report is based on the research conducted for the Process Field Study between March and September 2011. The Process Field Study documents how Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) services were delivered to clients, and the quality with which those services were delivered. The assessments were conducted by visiting 19 agencies in 19 states around the country interviewing agency managers, staff, and contractors; observing program intake along, with 43 audits, 45 measure installation and 37 final inspections; and conducting debriefing interviews with clients and weatherization staff following the observation of service delivery. In this report, we turn to detailed observations of a few field interactions. The client stories from our observations illustrate some of the ways clients and crew interact to build the success of the program, but shows there will always be unanticipated obstacles to building trust and getting the program to the public. Stories of staff and crew career paths indicate that weatherization technology and techniques are being learned and used by technicians out of the new home construction industry and that their new knowledge provides them with technical tools and methods that many hope to take back into the construction industry if and when they return. This report is organized according to the four stages of weatherization: intake, audit, installation, and inspection. It contributes to our understanding of the area where policy, environment, culture, and individual decisions influence social innovation. The anecdotes reveal the realities of implementing programs for the benefit of the greater good at minimal cost and sacrifice in times of ever restricting budgets. As the authors revisited their field notes and compiled memorable narratives to communicate the essence of the weatherization experience, they identified three key takeaways that summarize the major issues. First, in WAP as in all services there will always be

  15. Applying relationship anecdotes paradigm interviews to study client-therapist relationship narratives: Core conflictual relationship theme analyses. (United States)

    Wiseman, Hadas; Tishby, Orya


    We describe client-therapist relational narratives collected in relationship anecdotes paradigm (RAP) interviews during psychotherapy and the application of the core conflictual relationship theme (CCRT) method. Changes in clients' and therapists' CCRT in relation to each other are examined and associations between their CCRTs and self-reported ruptures and repairs are explored. Sixty-seven clients and 27 therapists underwent RAP interviews and completed self-report rupture and repair items at early, middle, and late psychodynamic psychotherapy. Client-therapist relationship narratives were rated on the CCRT and the relational interplay within dyads was explored qualitatively. CCRT changes from early to late therapy showed that with time clients perceived the therapist (RO) and the self (RS) more positively, and the therapist perceived the self (RS) less negatively. Some associations were found between tension in the session and clients' and therapists' negative RO and RS. Therapists' reports of alliance repairs were associated with positive RO and RS. Relational narratives that clients and therapists tell in RAP interviews about meaningful interactions between them, enhance our understanding of clients' and therapists' inner experiences during interpersonal dances in the therapeutic relationship. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed, and implications for training are suggested.

  16. "May I Please Tell You a Little Anecdote?" Inter-Professional Decision-Making about Inclusion in the Borderland between General and Special Schooling (United States)

    Røn Larsen, Maja


    This article addresses inter-professional work and decision-making around inclusion in school, using an approach inspired by social practice theory. Based on a case analysis, the article presents analytical examples of the ways in which knowledge from children's everyday life tends to be considered anecdotal and disregarded in the decision-making…

  17. Evidence for anecdotes: Examining use of stories in introductory biology courses with a mixed-methods approach (United States)

    Kreps, Jennifer Susan


    Instructional stories can be an effective way to teach science concepts. However, research has not examined the extent to which stories are being used, and how they are received. More research on the use of story in biology classes may lead to more conscious use of story by instructors, which may lead to a better understanding of biological concepts by students. The purpose of this study was to examine how instructors and students use stories in university introductory biology courses, and the degree to which these stories are perceived to be effective. To examine this phenomenon, a nationwide instructor survey, a university-wide student survey, and multiple case studies were used. Two case studies included observation of lectures, interviews with (36) students, and interviews with instructors (4) over two semesters of an organismal biology course. Instructor survey participants (N = 78) were gathered by posting email invitations, and student survey participants (N = 260) were volunteers from introductory biology courses at a middle-sized university. Several types of stories were observed, including personal experience stories, historical anecdotes, and "you" stories. Students reported increased affective learning when stories were told, and remembered mostly humorous stories. In the instructor survey, no significant differences emerged between genders, type of biology taught, or communicator style and instructional story frequency. However, reports of personal experience story frequency did increase significantly (p ethnicity, although non-science majors reported that their instructors used stories significantly more frequently (p perceived learning loss for non-science majors, but not for science majors. The researcher suggests that stories can be an effective tool to teach biology, particularly if the instructor is aware of her audience and uses stories primarily to help students understand how concepts are related to "real life."

  18. Use of Anecdotal Occurrence Data in Species Distribution Models: An Example Based on the White-Nosed Coati (Nasua narica in the American Southwest

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    James N. Stuart


    Full Text Available Species distributions are usually inferred from occurrence records. However, these records are prone to errors in spatial precision and reliability. Although influence of spatial errors has been fairly well studied, there is little information on impacts of poor reliability. Reliability of an occurrence record can be influenced by characteristics of the species, conditions during the observation, and observer’s knowledge. Some studies have advocated use of anecdotal data, while others have advocated more stringent evidentiary standards such as only accepting records verified by physical evidence, at least for rare or elusive species. Our goal was to evaluate the influence of occurrence records with different reliability on species distribution models (SDMs of a unique mammal, the white-nosed coati (Nasua narica in the American Southwest. We compared SDMs developed using maximum entropy analysis of combined bioclimatic and biophysical variables and based on seven subsets of occurrence records that varied in reliability and spatial precision. We found that the predicted distribution of the coati based on datasets that included anecdotal occurrence records were similar to those based on datasets that only included physical evidence. Coati distribution in the American Southwest was predicted to occur in southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona and was defined primarily by evenness of climate and Madrean woodland and chaparral land-cover types. Coati distribution patterns in this region suggest a good model for understanding the biogeographic structure of range margins. We concluded that occurrence datasets that include anecdotal records can be used to infer species distributions, providing such data are used only for easily-identifiable species and based on robust modeling methods such as maximum entropy. Use of a reliability rating system is critical for using anecdotal data.

  19. PeoplePersonality: Chris Clarke - a physicist who studies ice cream Teaching Anecdotes: Annie Jump Cannon Obituary: György Marx 1927-2002 Starting Out: What Katie did next: part 3 Opinions: What is really important? (United States)


    Featuring relationships, personalities, interactions, environments and reputations involved in physics and education PERSONALITY (156) Chris Clarke - a physicist who studies ice cream TEACHING ANECDOTES (157) Annie Jump Cannon OBITUARY (158) György Marx 1927-2002 Steven Chapman STARTING OUT (159) What Katie did next: part 3 Katie Pennicott OPINIONS (160) What is really important? Kerry Parker


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    Patricia Fernández Martín


    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to contribute to the improvement of educational effectiveness in teaching Spanish as a second language, by analyzing a classroom experience made in the 2011-2012 academic year. In that classroom experience we follow a course in Spanish phonetics and spelling for Morroccan immigrants, which was designed five years ago for a different centre. For that, after introduction we have divided the text into two parts. In the first one, we expose the contextual factors of each case, considering as essential pillars the characteristics of each centre as well as the human factors of the students. In the second part, we show, firstly, the way we have applicated the contents and the objectives in the second one of the centres and, secondly, we offer some didactic anecdotes taken from daily classroom experience. The conclusions suggest that the course, in general, can be useful for every pupil, regardless of their mother tongue, provided they have been literate and are used to a certain learning style. RESUMEN El objetivo de este texto es contribuir, mediante el análisis de una experiencia de aula realizada en el curso 2011-2012, a la mejora de la eficacia educativa en la enseñanza del Español como segunda lengua. Concretamente, en dicha experiencia de aula se sigue un curso de fonética y ortografía españolas para inmigrantes marroquíes diseñado hace cinco años para un centro distinto a aquél en el que se ha impartido en el presente año académico. Para ello, tras la introducción dividimos el texto en dos claras partes. Por un lado, exponemos los factores contextuales de ambos casos, tomando como pilares esenciales las características de cada centro, de una parte, y las de sendos alumnos, de otra. Por otro lado, mostramos la aplicación didáctica correspondiente en cada uno de los centros, atendiendo tanto a los objetivos y los contenidos del curso diseñado como a algunas anécdotas de aula. Las conclusiones apuntan a

  1. Of Science and Scientists an Anthology of Anecdotes (United States)

    Kothare, A. N.

    Although a lot is available in the form of biographies and writings of scientists, very little information is found on what made them not only great discoverers but humane too, blessed with humour, humility and humanism. This book helps to convey this very aspect of scientists who while being involved in their unique adventure are like us, the lesser mortals.

  2. Interrelationship of Personality Disorders: Theoretical Formulations and Anecdotal Evidence. (United States)

    Vincent, Ken R.


    Attempts to define interrelationship of personality disorders. Discusses relationships between and among three major groupings of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Suggests that passive aggressive, avoidant, and borderline personality disorders serve as bridges between these groupings. Discusses placement within groupings with…

  3. Public Policy by Anecdote: The Case of Community College Fees. (United States)

    Trombley, William H.

    As part of an effort to end the California budget stalemate, an agreement was reached among state legislators to increase tuition fees for community college students and to impose a $50-per-unit "differential fee" on students already holding a baccalaureate degree. A survey by the Chancellor's Office for the California Community Colleges…

  4. Unearthing poison use and consequent anecdotal vulture mortalities ...

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    Aldicarb or carbofuran were the most commonly used poisons, but strychnine is still used by about one farmer out of 10. Poison is typically used by means of distributing poisoned baits in the landscape. Furthermore, willingness to use poison in the future was highest for farmers who own large properties with high livestock ...

  5. Oceanic island biogeography: Nomothetic science of the anecdotal

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    Shai Meiri


    Full Text Available Islands get more than their fair share of attention from biogeographers, macroecologists and evolutionary biologists. Adding to this existing bias, I claim that oceanic islands, especially oceanic island archipelagos (and among them, especially the Hawaii, the Canaries, Azores and, of course, the Galapagos attract much more scientific attention than the insights they offer or warrant. This focus on oceanic islands ignores other island types that may be better heuristic tools for studies of general ecological, biogeographic and evolutionary dynamics. The evolutionary and ecological dynamics of landbridge and continental islands are often as fast, dramatic, interesting and insightful, and merit more attention from island biogeographers. 

  6. Perspectives : anecdotal, historical and critical commentaries on genetics (United States)

    Bryan K. Epperson


    The purpose of this article is to give a personal perspective of the person of Gustave Malecot and a conceptual account of his contributions to the field of population genetics. Some essential biographical information is given, but more important are some insights he himself gave into his early career. I was privileged to have him share these insights with me over the...

  7. Of Nigerians, albinos, satanists and anecdotes: A critical review of ...

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    The deluge of news articles about human trafficking in South Africa, and the media preoccupation with trafficking in the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, could lead an observer to believe that South Africa is a 'hotbed' of human trafficking. Yet, there are no baseline data about the extent or nature of the problem.

  8. Anecdotes and Afterthoughts: Literature as a Teacher's Curriculum (United States)

    Podsiadlik, Edward, III


    This qualitative study is a journey away from the "outer world" of teaching and into the "inner world" of spiritual, emotional, and oftentimes deeply personal realities, conflicts, and contradictions that lie beneath it. Integrating my life as an educator with excerpts from literature creates a variety of reflective entry…

  9. Medicine in Bloemfontein - anecdotes from the turn of the century

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    ORC. In 1904 the salary for this post was £800, plUS a yearly allowance of £50. The Lieutenant Governor, Sir Hamilton. Goold Adams, received £4 000 and an allowance of £1 000. There were 16 000 residents in Bloemfontein at the time,. 5 000 more than before the war. _ _ Volume 88 No.3 March 1998 SAMJ. Fig. 3.

  10. Anecdotes of an Obsolete Object, a Thing Astir Called Book

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    Paulina Aroch Fugellie


    Full Text Available What is a book? Perhaps the notion refers firstly to an articulate format: to a substantive amount of printed pages bound together. Yet it also presupposes an articulate discourse: these pages are bound together for a reason, they have a single organizing principle in the conceptual as in the material level. The order in which the pages are arranged corresponds to the gradual spinning out of an overall sense. Furthermore, this coherent material and discursive entity circulates in social worlds, becoming charged with different attributes according to context. A consistent symbolic role in a given time and place may lead a book to operate as the book, or at least allow the generic idea of the book to act as a constant mediation in our relationship with any particular volume. Homi Bhabha, for example, has described how “the English book” – a blanket reference to canonical Western texts such as The Bible – impacted the postcolonial contexts in which it was introduced. According to Bhabha, the English book is emblematic of original truth, whether it be the word of God, the entrance into history by way of the written record, or the universal truths proclaimed by humanist literary traditions. All these truths tend to become reified by means of the foreign, imposed, printed text in contexts of reception that hold different configurations of orality and writing (102-122.

  11. Stumbling over Animals in the Landscape: Methodological Accidents and Anecdotes


    Karen Victoria Lykke Syse


    This article explores the potential of giving animals a more prominent role in landscape studies. Through an historical constructivist approach, animals can function as object, text, happening, and as a fragment of a larger environmental history. Using empirical examples from Norway and Scotland, animals’ symbolic, social, and cultural availability are addressed. After presenting two case studies I claim that we can enrich our understanding of rural landscapes by including animals. Animals he...

  12. Cliché, Gossip, and Anecdote as Supervision Training (United States)

    Grealy, Liam


    This article expands on a co-authored project with Timothy Laurie on the practices and ethics of higher degree research (HDR) supervision (or advising): "What does good HDR supervision look like?" in contemporary universities. It connects that project with scholarship on the relevance of "common sense" to questions of…

  13. Capture the Unexpressed: Anecdote as a Device in Hermeneutic ...

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    I sit on the edge of the bed of my youngest daughter and read the fairy tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. My little four-year-old daughter has heard this story thousands of times and simply loves it. In my eagerness to create a good story and a good setting I add some personal description to the story. Then she who is thrilled ...

  14. Transformation of canine lymphoma/leukemia to more aggressive diseases: anecdotes or reality?

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    Stefano eComazzi


    Full Text Available Transformation is the evolution of an indolent lymphoma/leukemia to an aggressive lymphoma, typically harboring a very poor prognosis. This phenomenon is well described in humans , but under-estimated in dogs although recognized as a possible evolution of indolent lymphomas/leukemias. In canine chronic leukemias blast crisis (mainly in myeloid and Richter syndrome (transformation into a high grade lymphoma (mainly in B-cell lymphocytic leukemia has been reported. Transformation is a possible event also in canine low grade lymphomas, although rare. The increased knowledge has also generated new questions and posed challenges that need to be addressed to improve outcome, including the recognition of the clinical characteristics at diagnosis associated with a higher risk of transformation in an attempt of anticipating the typical evolution.

  15. Heuristics, Anecdote and Applying Art: Why War Theorists are Kidding Themselves (United States)


    makes science a more useful methodology than, say, astrology, phrenology, palmistry, or even some of the statistical extrapolations used in... methodologies , perhaps, for determining the likelihood that an individual or group of individuals will act in a certain way? Pierce and Coon43 discuss both the...accurate guidance concerning human behavior than “black box” psychological models (e.g., behaviorism, psychoanalysis , cognitivism) is a testable

  16. Facets of morbid jealousy: With an anecdote from a historical Tamil romance. (United States)

    Somasundaram, O


    Morbid jealousy is a symptom which occurs in many psychiatric conditions. The complex emotional aspects of jealousy have been discussed by earlier authors. The clinical, cultural, social, and forensic aspects, are touched upon. Morbid jealousy is a favourite topic among novelists and dramatists. "Othello" is a classic example. This topic is covered in one of the famous historical romances of the Tamil author, Kalki.

  17. “May I please tell you a little anecdote?”

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    Røn Larsen, Maja


    This article addresses inter-professional work and decision-making around inclusion in school, using an approach inspired by social practice theory. Based on a case analysis, the article presents analytical examples of the ways in which knowledge from children's everyday life tends to be considered...

  18. The Impact of Fiscal Policy on the Real Exchange Rate: Anecdotal ...

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    Further empirical work remains to be done in order to establish the link between a budget deficit and movements in the real exchange rate for a small but open economy such as Tanzania. Only in this way can one justify the prevailing concerns among policy makers in Tanzania over the need to eliminate the budget deficit ...

  19. Treatment of Autoimmune Pancreatitis with the Anecdotes of the First Report

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    Terumi Kamisawa


    Full Text Available The first case that led researchers to put forward a new concept of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP was treated with steroids by gastroenterologists in Tokyo Women’s Medical University. It is important to differentiate AIP from pancreatic cancer before treatment with steroids is started. Today, steroids are standard therapy for AIP worldwide. In the Japanese consensus guidelines, steroid therapy is indicated for symptomatic AIP. After management of glucose levels and obstructive jaundice, oral prednisolone is initiated at 0.6 mg/kg/day for 2–4 weeks and is gradually tapered to a maintenance dose of 2.5–5 mg/day over 2-3 months. To prevent relapse, maintenance therapy with low-dose prednisolone is used. For relapsed AIP, readministration or increased doses of steroids are effective. The presence of proximal bile duct stenosis and elevated serum IgG4 levels may be predictive of relapse of AIP. It is necessary to verify the validity of the Japanese regimen of steroid therapy for AIP. The necessity, drugs, and duration of maintenance therapy for AIP need to be clarified by prospective studies.

  20. Treatment of autoimmune pancreatitis with the anecdotes of the first report. (United States)

    Kamisawa, Terumi; Takeuchi, Tadashi


    The first case that led researchers to put forward a new concept of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) was treated with steroids by gastroenterologists in Tokyo Women's Medical University. It is important to differentiate AIP from pancreatic cancer before treatment with steroids is started. Today, steroids are standard therapy for AIP worldwide. In the Japanese consensus guidelines, steroid therapy is indicated for symptomatic AIP. After management of glucose levels and obstructive jaundice, oral prednisolone is initiated at 0.6 mg/kg/day for 2-4 weeks and is gradually tapered to a maintenance dose of 2.5-5 mg/day over 2-3 months. To prevent relapse, maintenance therapy with low-dose prednisolone is used. For relapsed AIP, readministration or increased doses of steroids are effective. The presence of proximal bile duct stenosis and elevated serum IgG4 levels may be predictive of relapse of AIP. It is necessary to verify the validity of the Japanese regimen of steroid therapy for AIP. The necessity, drugs, and duration of maintenance therapy for AIP need to be clarified by prospective studies.

  1. Evidence-based medicine and the anecdote: Uneasy bedfellows or ideal couple? (United States)

    Kosko, Jilleen; Klassen, Terry P; Bishop, Ted; Hartling, Lisa


    Over the past 30 years, there has been a resurgence in the use of storytelling and narrative in medicine. At first glance, the trend to incorporate art forms into medicine appears to run counter to the rise of the more objective and positivist evidence-based medicine movement. In the present article, the authors provide examples of the use of storytelling and narrative in medicine, describe their origins, and contrast this approach with evidence-based medicine. The authors suggest that storytelling and narrative offer a complement to the science of evidence-based medicine. Finally, the authors describe a program of research to develop and evaluate the use of storytelling as a communication tool between physicians and parents/caregivers of children presenting to the emergency department. PMID:19030250

  2. More than Anecdotes: Fishers' Ecological Knowledge Can Fill Gaps for Ecosystem Modeling. (United States)

    Bevilacqua, Ana Helena V; Carvalho, Adriana R; Angelini, Ronaldo; Christensen, Villy


    Ecosystem modeling applied to fisheries remains hampered by a lack of local information. Fishers' knowledge could fill this gap, improving participation in and the management of fisheries. The same fishing area was modeled using two approaches: based on fishers' knowledge and based on scientific information. For the former, the data was collected by interviews through the Delphi methodology, and for the latter, the data was gathered from the literature. Agreement between the attributes generated by the fishers' knowledge model and scientific model is discussed and explored, aiming to improve data availability, the ecosystem model, and fisheries management. The ecosystem attributes produced from the fishers' knowledge model were consistent with the ecosystem attributes produced by the scientific model, and elaborated using only the scientific data from literature. This study provides evidence that fishers' knowledge may suitably complement scientific data, and may improve the modeling tools for the research and management of fisheries.

  3. More than Anecdotes: Fishers? Ecological Knowledge Can Fill Gaps for Ecosystem Modeling


    Bevilacqua, Ana Helena V.; Carvalho, Adriana R.; Angelini, Ronaldo; Christensen, Villy


    Background Ecosystem modeling applied to fisheries remains hampered by a lack of local information. Fishers? knowledge could fill this gap, improving participation in and the management of fisheries. Methodology The same fishing area was modeled using two approaches: based on fishers? knowledge and based on scientific information. For the former, the data was collected by interviews through the Delphi methodology, and for the latter, the data was gathered from the literature. Agreement betwee...

  4. [Alcohol and the heart : Anecdotes on the history of a checkered relationship]. (United States)

    Lüderitz, B


    The cultural and natural scientific ambivalence of the heart and alcohol has long been the subject of philosophical, artistic, intellectual and emotional discussions, not uncommonly in a romanticizing manner. The indulgence of alcoholic beverages in moderation is contrasted by the inestimable risks and dangers of alcohol abuse with many cardiovascular implications, such as cardiac arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy and arterial hypertension. The inspirational mental effects of alcohol have been emphasized in many citations from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages and even in modern times. In addition to wine and beer many alcoholic drinks, such as Champagne, sparkling wines, whisky (or whiskey), brandy (Cognac) and fruit brandies have a nearly ritual culture of traditions and customs, without which social life would be unthinkable. The interplay between enjoyment and displeasure is emphasized in the year 2016 with the 500-year jubilee of the German purity requirements for beer with countless events, including the Bavarian State Exhibition 2016. Recently, evidence of a neuroprotective effect of alcohol was reported with an improvement of intellectual capacity, which could counteract the widely occurring dementia syndrome. Millions of people could profit from this effect.

  5. Anecdotes to the life and times of Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892) in Lancaster. (United States)

    Wessels, Q; Taylor, A M


    Sir Richard Owen, a Lancastrian, was a prominent biologist, comparative anatomist, geologist, palaeontologist and known for coining the term dinosaur. His expertise in anatomical dissection proved to be one of his biggest assets and aided his career progression at the Royal College of Surgeons and the Zoological Society. Owen's apprenticeship in Lancaster helped him to gain expertise in anatomy and anatomical dissection. The authors aim to provide some novel contextual background to his childhood in Lancaster, his affection for his hometown and his contribution to Lancaster's sanitary reform. The latter aspect of his scientific accomplishments is typically overlooked.

  6. Chunyu Kun: Motifs, Narratives, and Personas in Early Chinese Anecdotal Literature

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    Weingarten, Oliver


    Roč. 27, č. 3 (2017), s. 501-521 ISSN 1356-1863 Institutional support: RVO:68378009 Keywords : Chinese Literature * Chunyu Kun Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision OBOR OECD: Specific literatures

  7. Theorizing Orality and Performance in Literary Anecdote and History: Boswell’s Diaries

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    Dianne Dugaw


    Full Text Available This essay analyzes orality and song performance in the eighteenth-century diaries of James Boswell, gentleman Scot and literary figure. Boswell’s engagement of song culture in the course of his activities—literary, political, amorous, familial, domestic, traveling, business, and leisure—demonstrates the eighteenth-century mixing of oral and written and of popular culture and belles lettres, and shows the significance of oral forms and expression among even the most literate and literary people. Theorizing song performance as social interaction shaped by power relations, this essay calls for a widening of the study of orality to include greater consideration of the past, of the informal and quotidian realm, and of the oral and performative dimensions of literate cultures. Boswell’s diaries depict his everyday life from the 1760s to the 1790s in London and Scotland and on various European sojourns. In them he represents himself and others singing and invoking popular songs in complex ways that disclose dynamics of identity formation and relational power.

  8. 40 years after RA-3 inauguration: anecdotes, stories and one or two lessons learned

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    Briozzo, Federico


    The Argentine research and production reactor RA-3 was inaugurated in December 1967 to cover the national demand of radioisotopes for medical use, but it was also intended to increase the national capacity in nuclear technology. 'To learn doing' was the predominant spirit that guided its construction. The experience so acquired allowed the design and construction of several other reactors. Today, the RA-3 not only 'lives' at the Ezeiza Atomic Center... but it is also 'alive' in the reactors built by Argentina in Bariloche, Peru, Algeria, Egypt and Australia. (author) [es

  9. Un diplomate dans le siècle souvenirs et anecdotes

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    de Rose, François


    Diplomate français, François de Rose a connu une vie tout à fait extraordinaire. S'il a représenté la France à la Commission des Nations Unies pour le contrôle de l'énergie atomique, il fut aussi l'un des créateurs du CERN, Centre européen pour la recherche nucléaire. Ce livre est un bouquet d'impressions où s'entremêlent la politique, l'évolution de la société et des considérations plus privées. Avec beaucoup d'esprit et de complaisance, François de Rose nous fait revivre les rencontres qui ont ponctué sa vie. C'est ainsi qu'en 1946, il fait la connaissance de Robert Oppenheimer, le scientifique le plus célèbre de cette époque, responsable de la mise au point de l'arme nucléaire, mais également de Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, Isidor Isaac Rabi, le général de Gaulle, Albert Einstein. Un parcours très original qui offre un regard éclairé sur le XXe siècle, l'évolution de la recherche scientifique et sur notre époque contemporaine.

  10. The Russian National Character as Self-Represented in Humor (A Sociological Analysis of Anecdotes) (United States)

    Zubanova, L. V.


    The analysis of Russian humor shows that perceptions of Russian cultural traits, social structure, and history can be perpetuated and reproduced in ways that are politically and socially safe. [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.

  11. Corporate Environmentalism: Notes on Conceptualization and Explanation with Anecdotal Evidence from the Oil Industry

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    Tranoey, B.S.


    This paper originates from a project on the oil industry`s reaction to calls for environmental reform caused by concern about climate change. It discusses two sets of related questions: (1) how can corporate responses in politics and industry be measured and conceptualized, and (2) how can variance in corporate environmental behaviour be accounted for. A multidimensional typology of corporate environmental responses in the ``industrial sphere`` is presented and the role of large companies as political actors and links between corporate environmental behaviour is explored. Some attempts to explain variance in corporate environmental strategy are made in the form of two ``models``. This is done by combining fragments of various theoretical bodies, like microeconomic theory, theories of strategic marketplace interaction and organizational theory. Finally, the author illustrates his ideas by drawing on findings from research on the environmental strategies of the three oil companies BP, Shell and Statoil. 51 refs., 3 tabs.

  12. Homosexuality and scientific evidence: On suspect anecdotes, antiquated data, and broad generalizations. (United States)

    Kinney, Robert L


    The American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association have suggested for many years now that there is significant empirical evidence supporting the claim that homosexuality is a normal variant of human sexual orientation as opposed to a mental disorder. This paper summarizes and analyzes that purported scientific evidence and explains that much (if not all) of the evidence is irrelevant and does not support the homosexuality-is-not-a-mental-disorder claim. As a result of their deficiencies and arbitrariness, the credibility those two groups that are typically deemed authoritative and trustworthy is called into question. Lay summary: At one time, homosexuality was considered to be mentally disordered. Since the 1970s, however, major medical associations in the U.S. have labeled homosexuality as a normal counterpart of heterosexuality. Those medical associations have proposed that their homosexuality-is-normal claim is based on "scientific evidence." This article critically reviews that "scientific evidence" and finds that much of their literature does not support the claim that homosexuality is normal. This article suggests that instead of supporting their claim with scientific evidence, those major medical associations arbitrarily label homosexuality as normal.

  13. Ilaj bil hijamah (cupping therapy) in the Unani system of medicine: anecdotal practice to evidence based therapy. (United States)

    Abbas Zaidi, S M; Jameel, S S; Jafri, Kehkashan; Khan, Shariq A; Ahmad, Ehsan


    Cupping (Hijamah) therapy is very well documented as a result of several thousand years of clinical experiences in Unani medicine. In this procedure, suction is created by various means either with or without bloodletting. Though this therapy is being widely practiced across the globe for treating many chronic and intractable ailments but many reports reveal its unscientific and improper practices which results in many complications. Therefore to develop standard operative procedures and to propose protocols of cupping therapy in various diseases is the need of hour. A thorough literature review of relevant journals and textbooks was performed to gather the maximum available data on cupping therapy. This paper seeks to introduce the general concepts of cupping therapy in Unani medicine and other traditional systems of medicine, shortcomings and limitations of the currently published studies and suggest ways to improve these technical/methodological flaws. In addition, the authors have also attempted to provide the cupping related materials, hypotheses, observations which will provide the researchers the base for evaluating their usefulness in future clinical trials.

  14. Little-known truths, quirky anecdotes, seething scandals, and even some science in the history of (primarily achievement) motivation. (United States)

    Weiner, Bernard


    This article presents a history of the study of motivation from approximately 1900-1975, focusing on achievement strivings and containing little-known and often surprising facts about the main contributors to this field. Four theorists are highlighted: David McClelland, Kurt Lewin, John Atkinson, and Fritz Heider, each associated with a different theoretical approach (respectively and in order of historical emergence: trait, Gestalt, expectancy/value, and attribution theory). A fifth conception, drive theory, is also represented. In addition, a number of individuals who influenced these theorists and others who followed them are discussed. The article emphasizes the interrelations between the theorists and the interaction between personal and scientific life.

  15. Death from 1918 pandemic influenza during the First World War: a perspective from personal and anecdotal evidence. (United States)

    Wever, Peter C; van Bergen, Leo


    The Meuse-Argonne offensive, a decisive battle during the First World War, is the largest frontline commitment in American military history involving 1.2 million U.S. troops. With over 26,000 deaths among American soldiers, the offensive is considered "America's deadliest battle". The Meuse-Argonne offensive coincided with the highly fatal second wave of the influenza pandemic in 1918. In Europe and in U.S. Army training camps, 1918 pandemic influenza killed around 45,000 American soldiers making it questionable which battle should be regarded "America's deadliest". The origin of the influenza pandemic has been inextricably linked with the men who occupied the military camps and trenches during the First World War. The disease had a profound impact, both for the military apparatus and for the individual soldier. It struck all the armies and might have claimed toward 100 000 fatalities among soldiers overall during the conflict while rendering millions ineffective. Yet, it remains unclear whether 1918 pandemic influenza had an impact on the course of the First World War. Still, even until this day, virological and bacteriological analysis of preserved archived remains of soldiers that succumbed to 1918 pandemic influenza has important implications for preparedness for future pandemics. These aspects are reviewed here in a context of citations, images, and documents illustrating the tragic events of 1918. © 2014 The Authors. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  16. Correlating the Metabolic Stability of Psychedelic 5-HT2A Agonists with Anecdotal Reports of Human Oral Bioavailability

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    Leth-Petersen, Sebastian; Bundgaard, Christoffer; Hansen, Martin


    2,5-Dimethoxyphenethylamines and their N-benzylated derivatives are potent 5-HT2A agonists with psychedelic effects in humans. The N-benzylated derivatives are among the most selective 5-HT2A agonists currently available and their usage as biochemical and brain imaging tools is increasing, yet ve...

  17. Mahalli Fıkra Tipine Bir Örnek: Erzurumlu Naim Hoca One Type of Anecdote of Local Example: Hoca Erzurumlu Naim

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    Yusuf KOTAN


    Full Text Available One of the important types of folk literature satire, in a large geographical area consisting of many thousands of years, products of oral tradition of folk literaturen. These products, although oral edebiyatımız as a kind of took its place in the literature long ago, particularly after the Tanzimat era has gained vitality. This vitality,though no doubt in some quarters that the jokes have suffered tab, inalmost every nation acquires an important social and cultural life.Feeling and thinking, of a nation, intelligence, humor, and mostimportantly the power of judgment to reflect the common opinion is ofgreat importance in terms of paragraphs. One of the important elementsin the formation of these clauses in the clause types. These types, asdescribed in the paragraph is the hero, as well as to express thecommon characteristics of living is important for society. These typeswith almost every region of Anatolia, and they faced a yararlanmaktayızthis narrative. Who live in this very important region in terms ofreflecting the properties of typecasting, giving expressions to represent aparticular feature of the local stage.Erzurum folklore, is a rich resource for Turkish folklore. Althoughthis has been a rich source folklorumuzun on the part of many researchstudies conducted on jokes is almost negligible. Based on theseapproaches, we also provide a contribution to the folklore of Erzurum inboth types of clause in Erzurum, an important place in the memory ofour people who had said Naim Hodja jokes we introduce this valuableanecdotes of people will try to share with you. Halk edebiyatımızın önemli türlerinden biri olan fıkralar, çok geniş bir coğrafi alan içinde oluşan binlerce yıldan beri sözlü gelenekte yaşayan halk edebiyatı ürünleridir. Bu ürünler, sözlü edebiyatımız içerisinde yerini çok öncelerden almış olsa da bir tür olarak edebiyatımızda bilhassa Tanzimat döneminden sonra canlılık kazanmıştır. Bu canlılık, bazı dönemlerde sekmeye uğramış olsa da hiç şüphesiz ki fıkralar, hemen her milletin sosyal ve kültürel hayatında mühim bir yer edinir. Bir milletin duyuş ve düşünüşünü, zekâsını, esprilerini, muhakeme gücünü ve en önemlisi de ortak görüşlerini yansıtması bakımından fıkraların önemi büyüktür. Bu fıkraların oluşumunda yer alan önemli öğelerden biri de fıkra tipleridir. Bu tipler, hem anlatılan fıkranın kahramanı olup, hem de yaşadığı toplumun ortak özelliklerini dile getirmeleri bakımından önemlidir. Anadolu coğrafyasının hemen her yöresinde bu tiplerle karşılaşılmakta ve onların bu anlatılarından yararlanmaktayız. Yaşadıkları yörenin özelliklerini yansıtması bakımından oldukça önem arz eden bu tiplemeler, özellikle mahalli ifadelere yer vererek bir temsil özelliği sergilerler. Erzurum folkloru, Türk folkloru için oldukça zengin bir kaynaktır. Bu zengin kaynak üzerine pek çok araştırmalar yapılmış olsa da folklorumuzun bir parçası olan fıkralar üzerine yapılmış çalışmalar yok denecek kadar azdır. Biz de bu yaklaşımlardan yola çıkarak hem Erzurum folkloruna bir katkı sağlamaya hem de Erzurum’daki fıkra tipleri içerisinde, söylemiş olduğu fıkralarıyla halkımızın hafızasında önemli bir yer edinen Naim Hoca’yı sizlere tanıtıp, bu değerli insanın fıkralarını sizlerle paylaşmaya çalışacağız.

  18. An analysis of the rhetorical and anecdotal structure of the Nezami's eulogy poem about the Holy Prophet, in the Makhzan al- Asrar

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    Tahereh Ghahramani Fard


    In Nezami’s poem, it is possible to see the coherence in language, phonological aspects, syntax, vocabulary and semantic level. He is to seek a structure which is able to add to literary dimension. The audience of Nezami’s poem knows that in many versed, to detect the direct message is impossible and he must go through the maze of figures of speech and artistic images and he must comprehend the proportions of word and meaning to understand the poem’s message.

  19. Contemporary Scholarship in Public Address: A Research Editorial. (United States)

    Hart, Roderick P.


    Offers opinions on limitations in current scholarship and research in public address. Faults anecdotal fixation, personality fixation, translation fallacies, and other shortcomings perceived by the author. (MS)

  20. Digital Procedural Skill Retention for Selected M1A2 Tank Inter-Vehicular Information System (IVIS) Tasks

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    Sanders, William


    .... While digital communications offers great potential, anecdotal reports from field trials and testing repeatedly state that the basic procedural skills needed to operate these systems are highly perishable...

  1. If You Build It, They Will Come: From a "Field of Dreams" to a More Realistic View of Extensive Reading in an EFL Context (United States)

    Mori, Setsuko


    There is no shortage of studies that have reported the beneficial effects of extensive reading (ER) on various aspects of second/foreign language acquisition, including reading comprehension, reading speed, and vocabulary development. Anecdote after anecdote shows the effectiveness of ER, and no one seems to repudiate the power of reading in large…

  2. Misrepresenting Chinese Folk Happiness: A Critique of a Study (United States)

    Ip, Po-Keung


    Discourses on Chinese folk happiness are often based on anecdotal narratives or qualitative analysis. A recent study on Chinese folk happiness using qualitative method seems to provide some empirical findings beyond anecdotal evidence on Chinese folk happiness. This paper critically examines the study's constructed image of Chinese folk happiness,…

  3. School Uniforms: A Critical Review of the Literature. From Inquiry to Practice. (United States)

    Brunsma, David L.

    The debate surrounding the effectiveness of school-uniform policies, as well as discussions concerning when and how to implement them, is rooted in anecdote. This review summarizes anecdotal literature on which the current debate is based and critically reviews the empirical literature, including theoretical underpinnings, findings, and…

  4. Implicit Sound Symbolism in Lexical Access: Evidence from an Interference Task (United States)

    Westbury, C.


    Kohler (1929) reported anecdotally that, when asked to choose, subjects were much more likely to attach the name 'takete' to a spiky abstract object, and the name 'baluma' (or, by 1947, 'maluma') to a curvy abstract object. Follow-up work has suffered from the same three weaknesses as Kohler's original anecdotal study: a reliance on small number…

  5. The Psychosocial and Familial Dimensions of Work Addiction: Preliminary Perspectives and Hypotheses. (United States)

    Robinson, Bryan E.


    Reviews anecdotal research and empirical studies that examine the relationship between work addiction and family-of-origin dysfunction and its impact on family development. The latest empirical research, although tentative at best, was found to corroborate earlier anecdotal reports on nearly all the variables studied. Presents intervention…

  6. Acute hyperhydration reduces athlete biological passport OFF-hr score

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    Bejder Rasmussen, Jacob; Hoffmann, M F; Ashenden, M


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that athletes hyperhydrate to mask prohibited substances in urine and potentially counteract suspicious fluctuations in blood parameters in the athlete biological passport (ABP). It is examined if acute hyperhydration changes parameters included in the ABP. Twenty subj...

  7. NCCOS Habitat Assessment and Monitoring Photographs, La Parguera, Puerto Rico, (2001 - Present) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The habitat photo database provides anecdotal and permanent visual descriptions of benthic organisms, benthic habitat composition, substrate complexity, and other...

  8. NCCOS Fish Assessment and Monitoring Photographs, St. John, USVI, (2001 - Present) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The fish photo database provides anecdotal and permanent visual descriptions of benthic organisms, benthic habitat composition, substrate complexity, and other...

  9. Philo and Plutarch as Biographers: Parallel Responses to Roman Stoicism

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    Maren R. Niehoff


    Full Text Available Philo in his biographies of biblical figures anticipates the moral and anecdotal cast of Plutarch’s Lives, for both were influenced by the Stoicism that they encountered in Rome.

  10. Physicists

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    Snow, CP


    C P Snow's sketches of famous physicists and explanation of how atomic weapons were developed gives an overview of science often lacking. This study provides us with hope for the future as well as anecdotes from history.

  11. The Figure of Yan Zhuoju 顏涿聚 in Ancient Chinese Literature

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    Weingarten, Oliver


    Roč. 63, č. 2 (2015), s. 229-261 ISSN 0254-9948 Institutional support: RVO:68378009 Keywords : Confucius * Confucius's Disciples * Yan Zhuoju * Anecdotes * Early Chinese History * Philology * Historiography * Rhetoric Subject RIV: AJ - Letters, Mass-media, Audiovision

  12. 78 FR 57790 - Extension of Time Limits (United States)


    ... issue a written response as soon as practicable. Concerning one commenter's anecdote that Department.... Eastern Time, then a person may manually file the document in the APO/Dockets Unit.'' 19 CFR 351.303(b)(2...

  13. Remember the Time when We . . . . (United States)

    Johannesson, Carl; Kerr, Omie


    Describes opportunities and activities for a short unit on the yearbook inscription, one that contains information on cliches, anecdotes, persona, character development, and familiarizing students with various reference books. (RL)

  14. Putting Science FIRST: Memories of Family Science Experiences. (United States)

    Science and Children, 1996


    Presents anecdotes from prominent citizens including Bill Clinton, Alan Alda, Carl Sagan, Gerald Wheeler, JoAnne Vasquez, and Lynn Margulis in which they reminisce about interesting science experiences with their families. (JRH)

  15. Radiographic resolution of lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) in children with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): not a sign of clinical deterioration.

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    Lynch, J.L.; Blickman, J.G.; Meulen, D.C. ter; Babl, F.E.; Moloney, C.H.; Pelton, S.I.


    BACKGROUND: The literature and anecdotal evidence associate the resolution of radiographic findings of lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis (LIP) with a decline in immune and clinical status of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected children. OBJECTIVE: As our clinical impression was the

  16. Islamic Banking: Financing Terrorism or Meeting Economic Demand

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    Terrell, Ron


    ...? Although there are areas in the industry that need regulating and monitoring, this study ultimately concludes that Islamic banking s ties to terrorism are anecdotal, the expansion is the result...

  17. Topographic processing in developmental prosopagnosia

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    Klargaard, Solja K.; Starrfelt, Randi; Petersen, Anders


    Anecdotal evidence suggests a relation between impaired spatial (navigational) processing and developmental prosopagnosia. To address this formally, we tested two aspects of topographic processing – that is, perception and memory of mountain landscapes shown from different viewpoints. Participant...

  18. NCCOS Habitat Assessment and Monitoring Photographs, St. John, USVI , (2001 - Present) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The habitat photo database provides anecdotal and permanent visual descriptions of benthic organisms, benthic habitat composition, substrate complexity, and other...

  19. NCCOS USVI Fish Assessment and Monitoring Photographs, St. Croix, (2001 - Present) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The fish photo database provides anecdotal and permanent visual descriptions of benthic organisms, benthic habitat composition, substrate complexity, and other...

  20. NCCOS Habitat Assessment and Monitoring Photographs, St. Croix, USVI, (2001 - Present) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The habitat photo database provides anecdotal and permanent visual descriptions of benthic organisms, benthic habitat composition, substrate complexity, and other...

  1. NCCOS Fish Assessment and Monitoring Photographs, La Parguera, Puerto Rico, (2001 - Present) (United States)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The fish photo database provides anecdotal and permanent visual descriptions of benthic organisms, benthic habitat composition, substrate complexity, and other...

  2. Historical Connections: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: The Universal Genius. (United States)

    Reimer, Wilbert; Reimer, Luetta


    Contains biographical facts, contributions, quotations, and anecdotes about mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Presents an activity in which students discover patterns in the sums of the reciprocals of the triangular numbers. Contains reproducible student worksheet. (MKR)

  3. Cross-Cultural Mirrors: Two-Way Reflections

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    Mimi Yang


    Full Text Available Ronald Takaki starts his milestone work 'A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America 'with an anecdote that is not difficult for those who have East Asian heritages to relate.

  4. Responsible tax as corporate social responsibility: the case of multinational enterprises and effective tax in India

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    Muller, A.; Kolk, A.


    Anecdotal evidence often suggests that multinational enterprises (MNEs) operating in developing countries "exploit their multinationality" to avoid paying taxes to host governments. This article explores the concept of "responsible tax" as a corporate social responsibility (CSR) issue for MNEs,

  5. Health and productivity of commuter railroad employees involved in critical incidents. (United States)


    ABSTRACTThe effects of accidentstermed Critical Incidentson the health and productivity of rail transit workers have not been fully investigated. Anecdotal evidence suggests lasting effects of these incidents. Surveys were obtained from 363 com...

  6. Hurricane Katrina: Fishing and Aquaculture Industries -- Damage and Recovery

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    Buck, Eugene H


    .... In addition, inland areas account for much of the U.S. farmed catfish production. This report summarizes damage assessments and recovery efforts, with initial reports primarily anecdotal until more accurate assessments become available...

  7. More consistent, yet less sensitive : Interval timing in autism spectrum disorders

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    Falter, Christine M.; Noreika, Valdas; Wearden, John H.; Bailey, Anthony J.


    Even though phenomenological observations and anecdotal reports suggest atypical time processing in individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), very few psychophysical studies have investigated interval timing, and the obtained results are contradictory. The present study aimed to clarify

  8. Erotikata v češkite narodni prikazki i anekdoti

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    Otčenášek, Jaroslav


    Roč. 41, č. 4 (2015), s. 448-466 ISSN 0323-9861 Institutional support: RVO:68378076 Keywords : erotica * sexuality * vulgarism * czech folklore * tale * anecdote Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  9. Three-dimensional measurement and visualization of morphogenesis applied to cardiac embryology

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    Soufan, A. T.; van den Berg, G.; Moerland, P. D.; Massink, M. M. G.; van den Hoff, M. J. B.; Moorman, A. F. M.; Ruijter, J. M.


    Volume growth and proliferation are key processes in heart morphogenesis, yet their regionalization during development of the heart has been described only anecdotally. To study the contribution of cardiomyocyte proliferation to heart development, a quantitative reconstruction method was designed,

  10. Fostering child-centred approaches to transport research, planning and policy development: a pilot methodology

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    Mashiri, M


    Full Text Available countries, this is a surprising oversight. Much of our knowledge of children and transport is gleaned from observation and anecdotal evidence. There has been little systematic study of the issues. Children are not seriously considered stakeholders...

  11. 76 FR 47114 - Wireless E911 Location Accuracy Requirements; E911 Requirements for IP-Enabled Service Providers (United States)


    ..., although NENA lacks quantitative figures, it has received a ``wealth of anecdotal evidence that PSAPs... PSAPs, leading to the waste of scarce emergency resources and squandering time that could have been...

  12. Of men and numbers the story of the great mathematicians

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    Muir, Jane


    Fascinating accounts of the lives and accomplishments of history's greatest mathematical minds, from Pythagoras to Georg Cantor. Muir also provides charming anecdotes about Descartes, Euler, Pascal, and many others, as well as accessible discussions of their contributions to mathematical thought.

  13. Česká lidová slovesnost a internet: Humor v e-mailech

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    Otčenášek, Jaroslav


    Roč. 94, č. 4 (2007), s. 363-375 ISSN 0009-0794 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z90580513 Keywords : oral folklore * new media * internet * parody * anecdote Subject RIV: AC - Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnology

  14. Development of an earth pressure model for design of earth retaining structures in piedmont soil. (United States)


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that earth pressure in Piedmont residual soils is typically over estimated. Such estimates of earth pressure impact the design of earth retaining structures used on highway projects. Thus, the development of an appropriate...

  15. Hong Kong students' approaches to learning: cross-cultural comparisons


    Dasari, Bhoomiah


    Anecdotal evidence abounds in Hong Kong to the effect that students entering tertiary education are predisposed to a “rote” learning approach. With the internalisation of higher education in many countries, there is still insufficient understanding of how Chinese students approach their learning. Except few studies were conducted locally, there have been no systematic studies undertaken and there is a tendency to rely on anecdotal statements about Hong Kong students’ approaches to...

  16. Evaluation of a Brief Marriage Intervention for Internal Behavioral Health Consultants in Primary Care (United States)


    5e. TASK NUMBER E-Mail: 5f. WORK UNIT NUMBER 7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) 8. PERFORMING...conditions. To date, we are meeting our projected goals for monthly enrollment. Anecdotal feedback from study therapists and participants...of the project has increased our confidence that brief relationship assistance can be effectively incorporated into primary care. Anecdotal evidence

  17. The first colour blind American president?


    Goutier, Ettienne


    This paper explores the link between a mindset of respect for differences and the benefits thereof for global organisations and persons. The profound influence of a person's mindset or worldview towards differences has on the performance of teams and people in multicultural and diverse settings is demonstrated with relatable anecdotes. The influence of the (subconscious) mindsets in these anecdotes is used to explain a model that plots the mental stages of development of intercultural sensiti...

  18. Terror and bliss? Commonalities and distinctions between sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming, and their associations with waking life experiences


    Denis, Dan; Poerio, Giulia L.


    Summary Sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming are both dissociated experiences related to rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Anecdotal evidence suggests that episodes of sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming are related but different experiences. In this study we test this claim systematically for the first time in an online survey with 1928 participants (age range: 18?82?years; 53% female). Confirming anecdotal evidence, sleep paralysis and lucid dreaming frequency were related positively and this as...

  19. An electronic stroll through the global village

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    Chew, J.


    This paper is a semi-random walk through Usenet News, a bulletin board system that exists on the vast Internet computer network. Interaction in such a medium is an interesting hybrid of speech and writing, of monologue and dialogue and sometimes an open shouting match in a crowded room. Those who are intrigued by these matters will be able to see a number of research areas exposed in this frankly anecdotal paper. In addition to being anecdotal, this paper is a work of participatory observation. In fact, I occasionally let it be known that I was observing the sociology and rhetoric of the newsgroups. The natives appeared unimpressed.

  20. Looking at the Impact of the Flipped Classroom Model of Instruction on Undergraduate Multimedia Students at CSUN (United States)

    Enfield, Jacob


    Scholars and practitioners have reported the positive outcomes of a flipped, or inverted, approach to instruction (Baker, 2000; Lage, Platt, & Treglia, 2000; Bergmann, 2011; Wright, 2011; Pearson, 2012; Butt, 2012; Bates, 2012). While many of the reports are anecdotal, the sheer number of instructors that have reported successful…

  1. Theories of Practice: Raising the Standard of Early Childhood Education (United States)

    Mooney, Carol Garhart


    As an educator, you care deeply about working with young children and strive for quality in your program. This book explains why learning about foundational theory supports the ways you care for and teach children. With stories, anecdotes, and a discussion about the strong connection between theory and best practices, this guide will help you…

  2. Sign-supported Dutch in children with severe speech and language impairments : A multiple case study

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    Wijkamp, I.; Gerritsen, B.; Bonder, F.; Haisma, H.H.; van der Schans, C.P


    In the Netherlands, many educators and care providers working at special schools for children with severe speech and language impairments (SSLI) use sign-supported Dutch (SSD) to facilitate communication. Anecdotal experiences suggest positive results, but empirical evidence is lacking. In this

  3. Teen Courts: A Focus on Research. OJJDP Bulletin. (United States)

    Butts, Jeffrey A.; Buck, Janeen

    The teen court concept has gained popularity in recent years as juvenile courts have had to deal with increased numbers of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. Its acceptance has been fueled, in part, by positive anecdotal reports from those involved with this peer-centered approach. Growing from a handful of programs in the 1960s,…

  4. PowerPoint® presentation flaws and failures: a psychological analysis

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    Kosslyn, S.M.; Kievit, R.A.; Russell, A.G.; Shepard, J.M.


    Electronic slideshow presentations are often faulted anecdotally, but little empirical work has documented their faults. In Study 1 we found that eight psychological principles are often violated in PowerPoint® slideshows, and are violated to similar extents across different fields - for example,

  5. The Effects of a Dog Reading Visitation Program on Academic Engagement Behavior in Three Elementary Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities: A Single Case Design (United States)

    Bassette, Laura A.; Taber-Doughty, Teresa


    Background: Children with emotional and behavioral disabilities (EBD) struggle with behavioral problems during reading activities in school. One way to address these concerns may be through dog reading programs which are increasing in popularity in schools and libraries. Preliminary anecdotal research suggests dog reading programs may improve…

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    Oct 3, 2012 ... Abstract. Useful trees are believed to be threatened. However most evidence about these concerns is anecdotal. The objectives of the study were to document uses of Vepris heterophylla (Engl.) Letouzey, management patterns, determine its population structure and assess the influence of mountain sides ...

  7. From the Party/State to Multiethnic Democracy: Education and Social Cohesion in Europe and Central Asia. (United States)

    Heyneman, Stephen P.


    Reviews anecdotal and field experience in Europe and Central Asia in meeting the challenges of social cohesion and draws some comparisons between the social cohesion of education systems in the European and Central Asian regions and that of the United States. Outlines ways in which public education has contributed to social cohesion in the West.…

  8. Effects of high selenium forages on reproduction in sheep (United States)

    High Se-containing forages grow on seleniferous soils in many parts of world and can cause acute or chronic selenosis in livestock. Anecdotal reports of decreased reproductive rates in livestock grazing seleniferous forages have been reported and it has been speculated that reproductive failure is o...

  9. Disorders Of Sexual Preference Among Secondary School Teachers ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Background: In Nigeria, there is a dearth of data on Disorders of Sexual Preference (DSP), which is due to the unwillingness by most people to volunteer information on such issues. In spite of this, anecdotal evidence suggests strongly that DSP exist in Nigeria. Aims and objectives: This study was aimed at determining the ...

  10. Nest-site selection and nest survival of Lewis's woodpecker in aspen riparian woodlands (United States)

    Karen R. Newlon; Victoria A. Saab


    Riparian woodlands of aspen (Populus tremuloides) provide valuable breeding habitat for several cavity-nesting birds. Although anecdotal information for this habitat is available for Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis), no study has previously examined the importance of aspen woodlands to this species' breeding biology. From 2002 to 2004, we monitored 76...

  11. Direction Asymmetries in Spoken and Signed Language Interpreting (United States)

    Nicodemus, Brenda; Emmorey, Karen


    Spoken language (unimodal) interpreters often prefer to interpret from their non-dominant language (L2) into their native language (L1). Anecdotally, signed language (bimodal) interpreters express the opposite bias, preferring to interpret from L1 (spoken language) into L2 (signed language). We conducted a large survey study ("N" =…

  12. Why Volunteer? The Complexities of International Pre-Service Teachers' Intercultural Adjustment Experiences through Community Service Engagement (United States)

    Soong, Hannah


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that pre-service teachers who have volunteered in schools demonstrate greater awareness of the general operational aspects of a school and, thus, are better prepared for the teaching practicum. However, there is little documented evidence about the cross-cultural challenges of international pre-service teachers…

  13. Time for a Sport Sex-Discrimination Uprising of a Different Sort (United States)

    Lopiano, Donna A.


    Research on the frequency of athlete sexual abuse in the United States is almost nonexistent. However, anecdotal data from news reports abound. This article offers an advocacy agenda of strong steps that can be taken to protect athletes from coach sexual abuse, especially female athletes.

  14. A Clinical Reaction to Fry: "Phil Is 83...." (United States)

    Dettman, David F.


    Responds to previous article by Fry (1992) on social theories of aging. Notes that Fry provides gerocounselor with good overview of social gerontology theories of aging. Presents case study that provides anecdotal support that socioenvironmental framework can be flexible structuring for gerocounseling. Criticizes Fry for giving impression that…

  15. More than Comic Books (United States)

    Boerman-Cornell, Bill


    Graphic novels (book-length fiction or nonfiction narratives told using the conventions of a comic book) bring together text and image in a way that seems to capture students' imaginations. Right now, there is little more than anecdotal research about how graphic novels can be used within specific middle school and high school disciplines. As…

  16. Sensory Over-Responsivity in Adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions (United States)

    Tavassoli, Teresa; Miller, Lucy J.; Schoen, Sarah A.; Nielsen, Darci M.; Baron-Cohen, Simon


    Anecdotal reports and empirical evidence suggest that sensory processing issues are a key feature of autism spectrum conditions. This study set out to investigate whether adults with autism spectrum conditions report more sensory over-responsivity than adults without autism spectrum conditions. Another goal of the study was to identify whether…

  17. Visible aging signs as risk markers for ischemic heart disease

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    Christoffersen, Mette; Tybjærg-Hansen, Anne


    Association of common aging signs (i.e., male pattern baldness, hair graying, and facial wrinkles) as well as other age-related appearance factors (i.e., arcus corneae, xanthelasmata, and earlobe crease) with increased risk of ischemic heart disease was initially described in anecdotal reports from...

  18. The medical case report

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Case reports have a role in pharmacovigilance and can contribute to the understanding of the clinical spectrum of rare diseases and unusual presentations in common ones. These anecdotal reports often help researchers to generate study hypotheses – including plausible mechanisms of disease. However, one of the most ...

  19. 45 CFR 1308.10 - Eligibility criteria: Mental retardation. (United States)



  20. The Gains and Pains of Mixed National Group Work at University (United States)

    Spencer-Oatey, Helen; Dauber, Daniel


    According to a recent report, the top skill that employers are looking for in graduates is an ability to work collaboratively with teams of people from a range of backgrounds and countries. So as universities seek to internationalise, an important question is how successful they are in developing this skill. Both research and anecdotal evidence…

  1. Drooling in children with cerebral palsy: a qualitative method to evaluate parental perceptions of its impact on daily life, social interaction, and self-esteem.

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    Burg, J.J.W. van der; Jongerius, P.; Limbeek, J. van; Hulst, K. van; Rotteveel, J.J.


    Research on the treatment of drooling applies measures such as salivary flow rate, qualitative observations of drooling severity in standardized situations, and anecdotal or one-dimensional parental and teacher reports. To assess drooling severity in a range of everyday conditions, and its impact on

  2. Seeing the person, not just the number: Needs-based rehabilitation ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Although widely accepted that crime is a complex and multi-nodal social phenomenon, it is indubitably causally linked to South Africa's historical and current socio-political circumstances, poverty and unemployment, as well as the ineffective rehabilitation and treatment of offenders. Anecdotal evidence suggests that ...

  3. Evaluation of the Massage in Schools Programme in One Primary School (United States)

    Marsh, Lesley J.


    This article discusses the potential benefits of the Massage in Schools Programme (MISP), a programme originating in Scandinavia, which has been introduced into schools in the United Kingdom (UK) since 2001. Meeting four out of five outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda, the review of the literature aims to separate anecdotal and media…

  4. Experiencing the Marital Bed | Thompson | Indo-Pacific Journal of ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    This paper examines the marital bed through existential themes of spatial, temporal, corporeal and relational experience. It is a collaborative effort in that it relates anecdotes contributed by twelve people who each described – in writing, in interviews and in conversation – very personal moments of life in the “marital bed”.

  5. Living under the dome

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    Johnson, Thomas; Mol, Arthur P.J.; Zhang, Lei; Yang, Shuai


    Although poor air quality has been a fact of life for millions of Chinese citizens for at least two decades, individual actions to alleviate the impact of air pollution are a more recent phenomenon. Anecdotal evidence suggests that individualized responses to environmental risks and threats,

  6. HIV and male fertility at the University Teaching Hospital Lusaka ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Background: There has been anecdotal evidence of a declining male fertility in Zambia over the last 10 years1. This prospective study of men seen in the fertility clinic was designed to look for an association between the increasing HIV infection in the population and male fertility. Methods: This prospective study compared ...

  7. Financial Management of New York's Charter Schools: A Normative, Descriptive, and Prescriptive Analysis (United States)

    Brent, Brian O.; Finnigan, Kara S.


    Surprisingly little is known about the financial management practices of charter schools. The literature offer policymakers only anecdotal answers to the following important questions: Who manages charter school finances and what educational and previous employment experiences do they bring to their positions? What do audited financial statements…

  8. Trust-Based Cooperative Games and Control Strategies for Autonomous Military Convoys (United States)


    thereby implying a traffic jam . A driver in a traffic jam situation will unconsciously begin gauging the coalitional value of the traffic jam by...propagate to the hearse driver, the global leader in the procession. 7.2 Trust-Based Convoy Simulator The anecdotal cases of the traffic jam and

  9. Are Returns to Education on the Decline in Venezuela and Does Mission Sucre Have a Role to Play? (United States)

    Gonzalez, Naihobe; Oyelere, Ruth Uwaifo


    Anecdotal evidence points to a falling standard of living for the educated in Venezuela. During this same period, President Hugo Chavez implemented several education reforms. We focus on a major university education reform known as Mission Sucre and its potential impact on returns to university education. First, we show that returns to education…

  10. Four limb amputations due to peripheral gangrene from inotrope use – Case report and review of the literature

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    Ang Chuan Han


    CONCLUSION: Microvascular spasm is a rare complication of inotrope use which may lead to extensive peripheral gangrene. Anecdotal reports of reversal agents have been discussed. Four limb amputations are a reasonable option especially if done in an elective setting after the gangrene has demarcated itself. Rehabilitation with prosthesis after 4 limb amputations can result in good functional outcome.

  11. Fulltext PDF

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    Fisher's work. An oft -quoted anecdote is typical of the behavior of both men. After one young scientist showed that he did not understand some of Fisher's work, Fisher said that it would be a good thing for young geneticists to spend more time studying the work of their elders; whereupon Haldane rose to second. Fisher's ...

  12. Coronary Heart Disease Risk Profile among University of Kwa-Zulu ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)


    patient's physiological systems functioning and subsequently to determine the patient's CHD risk profile. There is anecdotal opinion (Kruger et al., 2005) that South African adolescents and young adults are in poor physical fitness, inferring poor health. This study investigated the CHD health risk profiles of University of Kwa ...

  13. Effects of Scenario Planning on Participant Mental Models (United States)

    Glick, Margaret B.; Chermack, Thomas J.; Luckel, Henry; Gauck, Brian Q.


    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to assess the effects of scenario planning on participant mental model styles. Design/methodology/approach: The scenario planning literature is consistent with claims that scenario planning can change individual mental models. These claims are supported by anecdotal evidence and stories from the practical…

  14. Making waves

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    Mar 14, 2016 ... The front cover varies depending on what the issue contains, and the back cover carries the portrait of a scientist we feel that students should know more about. Authors often put in historical anecdotes, unexpected connections, digress into boxes and marginal notes. And cartoons have always been part of ...

  15. Creating Standardized Video Recordings of Multimodal Interactions across Cultures

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    Rehm, Matthias; André, Elisabeth; Bee, Nikolaus


    the literature is often too anecdotal to serve as the basis for modeling a system’s behavior, making it necessary to collect multimodal corpora in a standardized fashion in different cultures. In this chapter, the challenges of such an endeavor are introduced and solutions are presented by examples from a German...

  16. Building Social Infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships: The Case of Student Housing in Public Higher Education (United States)

    Cole, Bruce Kevin


    Evaluations of Public-Private Partnership arrangements as alternatives to traditional government procurement methods for the delivery of public infrastructure projects have been anecdotal at best. This paper proposes a framework to evaluate a public university's infrastructure asset management performance and a specific measure based on a new…

  17. Testing a Model to Predict Online Cheating--Much Ado about Nothing (United States)

    Beck, Victoria


    Much has been written about student and faculty opinions on academic integrity in testing. Currently, concerns appear to focus more narrowly on online testing, generally based on anecdotal assumptions that online students are more likely to engage in academic dishonesty in testing than students in traditional on-campus courses. To address such…

  18. Greek Membership: The Relationship with First-Year Academic Performance (United States)

    DeBard, Robert; Sacks, Casey


    Much has been written about the need for student involvement to build a sense of belonging on college campuses. However, when it comes to membership in Greek social organizations, such involvement has been largely cast as negative. Unlike many of the anecdotal articles critical of the influence joining a Greek social organization can have on…

  19. Viewpoint: medical infertility care in low income countries: the case for concern in policy and practice

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    van Zandvoort, H.; de Koning, K.; Gerrits, T.


    Based on published, 'grey' and anecdotal information, this paper explores some aspects of infertility, its medical treatment and their burden in poor countries. Many cases of infertility result from sexually transmitted infections (STI) and unsafe abortion and there is no doubt that their prevention

  20. The World of Film: An Introduction to The Cinema. (United States)

    Stewart, Bruce

    Designed as an introduction to the intelligent and active appreciation of films, this book provides an anecdotal discussion of current and past movies. Among the subjects discussed are the origins of the industry, the process of filmmaking, the role of the spectator, the development of various film genres, the debate over sex and violence, and the…

  1. Supply and Demand in the Higher Education Market: College Admission and College Choice. Research Brief (United States)

    Hurwitz, Michael; Kumar, Amal


    The nation's most selective colleges are often the centerpiece of the discussion surrounding college choice, and trends in college selectivity are relayed through stories of plunging admission rates at a few high-profile postsecondary institutions and anecdotes of model high school students unable to secure seats at these colleges. Such stories…

  2. Melatonin Decreases Daytime Challenging Behaviour in Persons with Intellectual Disability and Chronic Insomnia (United States)

    Braam, W.; Didden, R.; Maas, A. P. H. M.; Korzilius, H.; Smits, M. G.; Curfs, L. M. G.


    Background: Persons with intellectual disability (ID) and sleep problems exhibit more daytime challenging behaviours than persons with ID without sleep problems. Several anecdotal reports suggest that melatonin is not only effective in the treatment of insomnia, but also decreases daytime challenging behaviour. However, the effect of melatonin…

  3. The Scientific Outlook

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    little, he can always enliven his class by telling a little story of how this or that great discovery in his subject was made or by recalling some anecdote about one or another of the famous investigators in the field. In this way, the teacher can convey to the student an understanding of how science is made and of the intellectual ...

  4. Correlation of laboratory result and clinical diagnosis of ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Malaria remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality especially among children. While early diagnosis and prompt treatment are crucial to its control, anecdotal evidence has shown that there is increasing overdiagnosis of the illness. This study therefore aims to compare the outcome of laboratory and clinical diagnosis ...

  5. Managing AIDS stigma | Holzemer | SAHARA-J: Journal of Social ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    ccording to anecdotal reports, AIDS stigma and discrimination continue to influence people living with and affected by HIV disease as well as their health care providers, particularly in southern Africa where the burden of AIDS is so significant. Stigma is perceived as a major limiting factor in primary and secondary HIV/AIDS ...

  6. Children of Deb Koh: Young Life in an Iranian Village. (United States)

    Friedl, Erika

    This book is based on ethnographic research carried out between 1965 and 1994 during eight visits to a tribal region in southwest Iran. The book weaves together local practices, cognitive categories, folklore, and anecdotes concerning all aspects of growing up to illuminate the world of children in the village of Deh Koh. The book describes how…

  7. Thrown object hazards in forest operations (United States)

    Robert Rummer; John Klepac


    Mechanized equipment for forest operations provide better operator protection in this hazardous work environment. However operators of forestry cutting machines are now exposed to new hazards from the high-energy cutting devices used to cut trees and process logs. Anecdotal reports of thrown objects document a risk of injury and fatality. Two new ISO standards have...

  8. An Overview of the use of Bromelain-Based Enzymatic Debridement (Nexobrid®) in Deep Partial & Full Thickness Burns: Appraising the Evidence. (United States)

    Loo, Yew L; Goh, Benjamin K L; Jeffery, S


    Recent introduction of rapid bromelain-based enzymatic debridement has been increasingly popular in its use in non-surgical debridement in deep partial and full thickness burns. We designed this study to evaluate the evidence suggested by current studies on the perceived benefits of using Nexobrid® as compared to traditional surgical standard of care (SOC) in burns wound debridement. A comprehensive search on electronic databases Pubmed, Embase and Web of Science was done to identify studies published between 1986 to 2017 involving the use of Nexobrid in deep partial and full thickness burns. Studies were evaluated for proposed benefits and categorised under supporting evidence, contradicting evidence and anecdotal opinions. 7 well designed prospective studies met the inclusion comprising of 4 randomised controlled trials. 6 proposed benefits associated with the use of Nexobrid were extracted including reduced time to complete debridement, need for surgery, area of burns excised, need for autograft, time to wound closure and improved scar quality. Most proposed benefits have strong supporting evidences with minimal anecdotal opinions from controlled trials except the proposed improvement in scar quality and reduced time to wound healing that had at least 3 refuting evidence and 1 anecdotal evidence. Incidence of pain was also evaluated and were mainly anecdotal lacking formal objective assessment or cohort study. Despite the lack of literatures available, the benefits of Nexobrid is evident in published randomised and single arm studies. Large number of studies are needed to aid further evaluating the proposed benefits of Nexobrid.

  9. Perceptions of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Canadian Universities (United States)

    Fitzgerald, Saira


    This article presents the results of the first Canada-wide survey on how university admissions personnel view the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in relation to other curricula. The purpose of this study was twofold: (i) to move beyond anecdote and discover how Canada compares with universities in the UK and Australia/NZ, and…

  10. Change in oak abundance in the eastern United States from 1980 to 2008 (United States)

    Songlin Fei; Ningning Kong; Kim C. Steiner; W. Keith Moser; Eric B. Steiner


    Although oaks (Quercus spp.) have historically dominated much of the forest land in eastern North America, a great deal of fragmentary and sometimes anecdotal evidence suggests that they have been yielding dominance in recent decades to other, typically more shade-tolerant species. Using FIA data, our work formally quantifies the change in oak abundance in the eastern...

  11. Transitivity And The Narrator's Role In Selected TRC Testimonies

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    Information Technology

    anecdotes, exemplums, and recounts. Space does not allow a full discussion of each kind of genre, so only narratives and exemplums will be ..... participant. CDS's mother does not feature in his testimony at all. The police (the security cops, they, the dog unit, named individuals, etc.) – 37 clauses. Material. - 28. Verbal. - 1.

  12. Can prescribed fires be used to promote the recruitment of white oak (Quercus alba) seedlings? (United States)

    G. Geoff Wang; David H. Van Lear; William L. Bauerie


    Widespread oak replacement by mesophytic tree species, especially on good quality sites, has been occurring across the Eastern United States, because advance oak reproduction is severely limited by the development of heavy midstory and understory. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the development of heavy midstory and understory coincides with the implementation of a...

  13. Children Carrying Weapons: Why the Recent Increase, Hearing on the Possession of Weapons among Children and the Presence of These Weapons in Our Schools, before the Committee on the Judiciary, United State Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session (October 1, 1992). (United States)

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

    These transcripts feature statements and testimony from a Senate hearing on gun-related violence among school children. Opening statements by judiciary committee members Joseph R. Biden, Paul Simon, Herbert Kohl, Strom Thurmond, and John H. Chaffee offer statistics and anecdotes about the increasing presence of guns on school campuses, the…

  14. Distribution and demographics of Ailanthus altissima in an oak forest landscape managed with timber harvesting and prescribed fire (United States)

    Joanne Rebbeck; Todd Hutchinson; Louis Iverson; Daniel Yaussy; Timothy Fox


    Ailanthus altissima ((Mill.) Swingle, tree-of-heaven), an exotic invasive tree that is common throughout much of the eastern United States, can invade and expand dramatically when forests are disturbed. Anecdotal evidence suggests that fire facilitates its spread, but the relationship between fire and this prolific invasive tree is poorly...

  15. Forest composition change in the eastern United States (United States)

    Songlin Fei; Peilin. Yang


    Forest ecosystems in the eastern United States are believed to be experiencing a species composition change, but most evidence is anecdotal or localized. We used U.S. Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis data to quantify the annual changes of three common genera: Acer (maple), carya (hickory), and Quercus...

  16. Cannabis (Cannabis sativa or C. indica) agriculture and the environment: a systematic, spatially-explicit survey and potential impacts (United States)

    Van Butsic; Jacob C. Brenner


    Cannabis (Cannabis sativa or C. indica) agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States that is changing rapidly with policy liberalization. Anecdotal observations fuel speculation about associated environmental impacts, and there is an urgent need for systematic empirical research. An example from Humboldt...

  17. I ANIMATE. (United States)



  18. Research

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    Despite anecdotal feedback through informal conversations between the students and their lecturers, ... Background. Getting students' feedback regarding their experience of their educational environment (EE) is important. Objectives. To explore how .... Med J Islam Repub Iran 2014;28:6068. 7. Roff S. The Dundee Ready ...

  19. Feeding Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review (United States)

    Ledford, Jennifer R.; Gast, David L.


    Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) report that their children have feeding problems. A body of literature targeted toward parents of children with ASD includes information about possible interventions for this problem. Most intervention suggestions within this literature have been only anecdotally reported to be…

  20. Insulin Administration in Catholic Schools: A New Look at Legal and Medical Issues (United States)

    Huggins, Mike


    Anecdotal evidence indicates that more students with type 1 diabetes are enrolling in Catholic schools across the United States. Meeting the medical needs of these students appears to be a significant challenge--legally and logistically--for many Catholic schools. District officials, school leaders, and school staff need support to understand the…

  1. A Survey of Plants with Anti-HIV Active Compounds and their Modes ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Background: Several limitations of current antiretroviral therapy (ART) programmes will continue to push patients towards the use of plants to manage HIV/AIDS. However, evidence about the use of anti-HIV plants is anecdotal. Objectives: Search the literature for research articles that document plants with anti-HIV ...

  2. Mind Wandering and the Incubation Effect in Insight Problem Solving (United States)

    Tan, Tengteng; Zou, Hong; Chen, Chuansheng; Luo, Jin


    Although many anecdotes suggest that creative insights often arise during mind wandering, empirical research is still sparse. In this study, the number reduction task (NRT) was used to assess whether insightful solutions were related to mind wandering during the incubation stage of the creative process. An experience sampling paradigm was used to…

  3. 76 FR 13994 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request (United States)


    ...:// . Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Federal Docket Management... information on the reintegration needs of combat-injured Airmen from the perspectives of their primary... to deal with problems. Anecdotal reports from Air Force program case managers suggest that these...

  4. The Importance of the Default Mode Network in Creativity-A Structural MRI Study

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    Kühn, S.; Ritter, S.M.; Müller, B.C.N.; Baaren, R.B. van; Brass, M.; Dijksterhuis, A.J.


    Anecdotal reports as well as behavioral studies have suggested that creative performance benefits from unconscious processes. So far, however, little is known about how creative ideas arise from the brain. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the neural correlates of creativity by means of

  5. The Importance of the Default Mode Network in Creativity--A Structural MRI Study (United States)

    Kühn, Simone; Ritter, Simone M.; Müller, Barbara C. N.; van Baaren, Rick B.; Brass, Marcel; Dijksterhuis, Ap


    Anecdotal reports as well as behavioral studies have suggested that creative performance benefits from unconscious processes. So far, however, little is known about how creative ideas arise from the brain. In the current study, we aimed to investigate the neural correlates of creativity by means of structural MRI research. Given that unconscious…

  6. Phisiological and behavioural reactions elicited by simulated and real-life visual and acoustic helicopter stimuli in dairy goats

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    Staay, van der F.J.; Joosse, M.; Dijk, van H.; Schuurman, T.; Meulen, van der J.


    Background Anecdotal reports and a few scientific publications suggest that flyovers of helicopters at low altitude may elicit fear- or anxiety-related behavioral reactions in grazing feral and farm animals. We investigated the behavioral and physiological stress reactions of five individually

  7. Dance and Early Childhood Cognition: The Isadora Effect (United States)

    Faber, Rima


    This article proposes the existence of an "Isadora Effect": the propositions that motor development plays a primal role in brain development, and the first understanding of symbolic meaning among young children occurs from an understanding of movement and gesture. Anecdotal evidence for the past few decades has demonstrated that dance…

  8. An Informal Supper with FDR. (United States)

    Hopkins, Robert


    Recounts a personal anecdote describing an informal visit to the White House by Harry Hopkins' son. Although the son of one of Roosevelt's closest advisors, Robert Hopkins enlisted in the army as a private. Roosevelt wrote a note to the young man's commanding officer explaining his late return to camp. (MJP)

  9. From Sweats to Swimsuits: Is Water Exercise the Wave of the Future? (United States)

    Koszuta, Laurie Einstein


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that for some people (including those with physical and mental disabilities), water exercise is safer and more effective than working out on land. U.S. researchers need to verify such claims, and standards need to be developed both for water exercise and for instructor training. (SM)

  10. The Secondary School Principalship: The Task and the Constraints. (United States)

    Watts, O. B.

    Inspired by Franz Kafka's predatory leopard anecdote, this speech explores the plight of Canadian secondary school principals trying to meet students' educational needs within the constraints imposed by politics and finance. A cross-country survey of 60 principals disclosed some typical problems. Principals must be reponsive to public opinion…

  11. Informed consent for clinical trials: a review | Lema | East African ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Data sources: Published original research findings and reviews in the English literature, together with anecdotal information from our current professional experiences with clinical trials. Design: Review of peer-reviewed articles. Data extraction: Online searches were done and requests for reprints from corresponding ...

  12. Occupational Health and Industrial Wind Turbines: A Case Study (United States)

    Rand, Robert W.; Ambrose, Stephen E.; Krogh, Carmen M. E.


    Industrial wind turbines (IWTs) are being installed at a fast pace globally. Researchers, medical practitioners, and media have reported adverse health effects resulting from living in the environs of IWTs. While there have been some anecdotal reports from technicians and other workers who work in the environs of IWTs, little is known about the…

  13. Cell Phones Transform a Science Methods Course (United States)

    Madden, Lauren


    A science methods instructor intentionally encouraged cell phone use for class work to discover how cell phones can be used as research tools to enhance the content and engage the students. The anecdotal evidence suggested that students who used their smartphones as research tools experienced the science content and pedagogical information…

  14. Pet therapy: dogs de-stress students. (United States)

    Young, Judith S


    Research supports the efficacy of the human-animal bond and pet therapy in a variety of settings. At nursing students' request at one school, the author began offering pet therapy prior to examinations. Anecdotal evidence of a study with the author's Golden Retriever, Goldilocks, demonstrates that pet therapy can reduce test anxiety and improve nursing student performance.

  15. Peddling Pablo: Escobar's Cultural Renaissance (United States)

    Pobutsky, Aldona Bialowas


    Nearly two decades after his death, Pablo Escobar has reemerged in a number of autobiographical publications that revisit the era of the Medellín cartel and its most infamous capo. Rather than providing strictly historical information, these texts adopt an anecdotal and intimate angle from the positions of Escobar's hitman, his lover, his…

  16. The Role of National Culture in Advertising’s Sensitivity to Business Cycles: An Investigation Across All Continents

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    B. Deleersnyder (Barbara); M.G. Dekimpe (Marnik); J-B.E.M. Steenkamp (Jan-Benedict); P.S.H. Leeflang (Peter)


    textabstractCutting advertising budgets has traditionally been a popular reaction by companies around the globe when faced with a slacking economy. Still, anecdotal evidence suggests the presence of considerable cross-country variability in the cyclical sensitivity of advertising expenditures. We

  17. A Study on Pragmatic Failure in Cross-Cultural Communication (United States)

    Fang, Jie


    Through analyzing and comparing the anecdotes of pragmatic failure in cross-cultural communication from the aspects of lexicon, syntax and discourse, some pragmatic strategies are suggested in intercultural communication. To improve learners' cultural awareness and communicative competence, a cultural-linguistic approach in foreign language…

  18. Pledges of Allegiance, Bandana Wristbands, and Spanish Pig Latin: A Teacher's Reflections on Rituals, Resistance, and Working toward Multicultural Classrooms (United States)

    Isaac, Lauren B.


    The author begins this article with an anecdote describing the behavior of a few members of her ESL class, and their behavior during the morning "Pledge of Allegiance." Not only did these students not stand, they displayed a dramatic performance of "remaining seated." The narrative that follows is an attempt by the the author…

  19. Wound healing in tenascin-X deficient mice suggests that tenascin-X is involved in matrix maturation rather than matrix deposition.

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    Egging, D.; Vlijmen-Willems, I.M.J.J. van; Tongeren, T. van; Schalkwijk, J.; Peeters, A.


    Tenascin-X (TNX) is an extracellular matrix glycoprotein whose absence in humans leads to a recessive form of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). TNX deficient patients have hypermobile joints and fragile skin, but unlike the classical type of EDS, no atrophic scars were observed. Anecdotal evidence

  20. Chapter 22: Marbled Murrelet Food Habits and Prey Ecology (United States)

    Esther E. Burkett


    Information on food habits of the Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) was compiled from systematic studies and anecdotal reports from Alaska to California. Major differences between the winter and summer diets were apparent, with euphausiids and mysids becoming more dominant during winter and spring. The primary invertebrate prey items were...

  1. Prosection In Place Of Human Dissection – Way Out Of Scarcity Of ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Anecdotal evidence suggests that there is a decline in the use of conventional human dissection and autopsies for teaching in some parts of the world. Opinions actually vary from one school thought to the other. Many academics conventional dissection of the human body as a teaching method while others feel the use of ...

  2. Exploring Simulation Utilization and Simulation Evaluation Practices and Approaches in Undergraduate Nursing Education (United States)

    Zitzelsberger, Hilde; Coffey, Sue; Graham, Leslie; Papaconstantinou, Efrosini; Anyinam, Charles


    Simulation-based learning (SBL) is rapidly becoming one of the most significant teaching-learning-evaluation strategies available in undergraduate nursing education. While there is indication within the literature and anecdotally about the benefits of simulation, abundant and strong evidence that supports the effectiveness of simulation for…

  3. Isaac multiplex: Genesis 22 in a new historical representation ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    In this paper, a new interpretation of the Genesis 22:1-19 account is offered. Based on the new view of biblical historiography as anecdotal (Frykenberg), and drawing on the author's own recent studies on the historical problems related to, and historicallysensitive narratological interpretative possibilities of, this Genesis

  4. Considering New Paths for Success: An Examination of the Research and Methods on Urban School-University Partnerships Post-No Child Left Behind (United States)

    Flynn, Joseph E.; Hunt, Rebecca D.; Johnson, Laura Ruth; Wickman, Scott A.


    This article examines urban school-university partnership research after No Child Left Behind. Central to the review is an analysis in the trend of research methods utilized across studies. It was found that many studies are single-case studies or anecdotal. There are few quantitative, sustained qualitative, or mixed-methods studies represented in…

  5. Morbidity Rates during a Military Cold Weather Exercise: Empire Glacier 1980. (United States)


    insufficient information to explain these differences, one can offer suggestions based on anecdotal information. The ARFOR were generally resistant to...Itchy Foot 8 (.7) 10. Ingrown Toenail 8 (.7) 11. Scabies , Itchiness 6 (.5) 12. Crabs, Lice 5 (.5) 13. Cellulitis 5 (.5) 󈧊 14. Boil (back, neck, ear) 4

  6. Physics Education Research: A Research Subfield of Physics with Gender Parity (United States)

    Barthelemy, Ramón S.; Van Dusen, Ramón S.; Henderson, Charles


    Women currently outnumber men in obtaining undergraduate degrees but are underrepresented within STEM fields. However, women's representation varies by STEM field, and even further by STEM subfield. One field that has held a persistent low representation of women is physics. This paper seeks to uncover the truth behind an anecdotal claim that the…

  7. Immunity to poliovirus serotypes in children population of selected ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Background: Poliovirus outbreaks are still reported in Nigeria despite renewed efforts to improve vaccine coverage, thus suggesting the existence of susceptible hosts. Also, there is anecdotal evidence of variation in vaccine coverage by region and specifically between urban and rural communities. Consequently, this study ...

  8. Contested discourses, knowledge, and socio-environmental conflict in Ecuador

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    Buchanan, K.S.


    This paper explores how multiple types of knowledge – epistemic, technical, and anecdotal – are combined and used discursively within the claim-making process of a long-running socio-environmental conflict concerning copper extraction and its threat to biodiversity conservation in Ecuador's Intag

  9. Rethinking Rites of Passage: Substance Abuse on America's Campuses. (United States)

    Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

    This report focuses on the dramatic increase in and intensity of binge drinking (consuming more than five drinks in one sitting) on American college and university campuses--now considered the number one substance abuse problem in American college life. Anecdotal evidence indicates that many students drink more, more frequently, and with the…

  10. Philosophy of Education as an accidental trickle | Mwaniki | Journal ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Philosophy of Education as an accidental trickle. ... Journal of Language, Technology & Entrepreneurship in Africa ... and employing an anecdotic, hypothetical quasi scenario-building methodology to visit learning and teaching of philosophy of education and the career-building in the field at our universities, it attempts, ...

  11. Concepts of Chinese Folk Happiness (United States)

    Ip, Po Keung


    Discourses on Chinese folk happiness are often based on anecdotal narratives or qualitative analysis. Two traditional concepts of happiness popular in Chinese culture are introduced. The paper constructs a concept of Chinese folk happiness on basis of the findings of a scientific survey on the Taiwanese people regarding their concepts of…

  12. Using "Monopoly" to Introduce Concepts of Race and Ethnic Relations (United States)

    Waren, Warren


    In this paper I suggest a technique which uses the familiar Parker Brother's game "Monopoly" to introduce core concepts of race and ethnic relations. I offer anecdotes from my classes where an abbreviated version of the game is used as an analog to highlight the sociological concepts of direct institutional discrimination, the legacy of…

  13. India : State of Development Evaluation Report 2010 | IDRC ...

    International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Digital Library (Canada)

    Anecdotal evidence from India suggests that the quantity and quality of development evaluation is declining. However, there is little if any documented evidence on the state of evaluation in India or of the factors underlying the current situation. This project will therefore document and carry out a diagnostic analysis of the ...

  14. India : State of Development Evaluation Report 2010 | CRDI - Centre ...

    International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Digital Library (Canada)

    Anecdotal evidence from India suggests that the quantity and quality of development evaluation is declining. However, there is little if any documented evidence on the state of evaluation in India or of the factors underlying the current situation. This project will therefore document and carry out a diagnostic analysis of the ...

  15. Bottomland Hardwood Ecosystem Management Project (United States)

    John A. Stanturf; Calvin E. Meier


    Federal agency approaches to land management are undergoing a shift from parcel-specific concerns toward a more holistic, ecosystem management approach. Southern bottomland hardwood ecosystems provide important environmental services and commodity goods (Wharton et al. 1982), yet much of our knowledge of these systems comes from anecdotal information. The Bottomland...

  16. Is This Work Sustainable? Teacher Turnover and Perceptions of Workload in Charter Management Organizations (United States)

    Torres, A. Chris


    An unsustainable workload is considered the primary cause of teacher turnover at Charter Management Organizations (CMOs), yet most reports provide anecdotal evidence to support this claim. This study uses 2010-2011 survey data from one large CMO and finds that teachers' perceptions of workload are significantly associated with decisions to leave…

  17. Sleep: a serious contender for the prevention of obesity and non ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Sleep — how seriously do we need to take it? There is a perception that time spent asleep is time wasted. Anecdotally one hears of people sleeping no more than 3–4 h per night with no apparent ill effects. As tempting as a short sleep regime sounds, we know that sleep is critical for survival. In. 1983 Rechtschaffen and ...

  18. Jesus: Born Poor or Rich? | Osai | African Research Review

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Over the centuries in Christendom, the clergy has consistently drummed it into the ears and consciousness of the laity that Jesus was born poor; this has been phenomenal and the adherents of Christian religion have accepted and imbibed it without question. Drawing from anecdotes and accounts that contain essential ...

  19. The power of fat and its adipose-derived stromal cells : Emerging concepts for fibrotic scar treatment

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Spiekman, Maroesjka; van Dongen, Joris A; Willemsen, Joep C; Hoppe, Delia L; van der Lei, Berend; Harmsen, Martin C


    Lipofilling or lipografting is a novel and promising treatment method for reduction or prevention of dermal scars after injury. Ample anecdotal evidence from case reports supports the scar-reducing properties of adipose tissue grafts. However, only a few properly controlled and designed clinical

  20. Biofilm formation on voice prostheses : Influence of dairy products in vitro

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Free, RH; Van der Mei, HC; Dijk, F; Van Weissenbruch, R; Busscher, HJ; Albers, FWJ


    Laryngectomized patients use silicone rubber voice prostheses to regain their speech: however. the lifetime of these devices is limited due to biofilm formation. Following anecdotal evidence. the influence of various dairy products on biofilm formation on voice prostheses was studied, using the

  1. Physical Education Policies and Practices in Qatari Preschools: A Cross-Cultural Study (United States)

    Al-Thani, Tamader; Semmar, Yassir


    Anecdotal evidence and empirical research point out to the low physical activity levels at preschools as well as the global rise in childhood obesity rates. Placing a high premium on sports and healthy well-being of its citizens by the Qatari government, taking into account the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity among Qatari children,…

  2. A Psychology Fulbright Year in China (United States)

    Portnoy, Robert N.


    This article shares a series of personal observations and anecdotes about central issues in college mental health in China based on my Fulbright year there. There are many cultural and structural forces that both support and constrain the growth of the mental health field in China. This article addresses these forces in terms of their impact on…

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    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    personal experiences and viewpoints on matters related to teaching and learning science. 1. One Two Three ••• Infinity: A Critical Appraisal. The Grand Scheme of the Book ... style - that is, with the help of legends, anecdotes, games, treasure hunts and humour. Rakesh Pop\\i, Deportment of. Applied Physics, Birla Institute.

  4. Reading with hotspots: How young children respond to touchscreen stories

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    Piotrowski, J.T.; Krcmar, M.

    Worldwide estimates indicate that toddlers and preschoolers are introduced to mobile technology at an early age, with many now using touchscreens on a daily basis. One of the appeals of touchscreen technology is that it seems to be intuitive to very young children and, at least from anecdotal

  5. Complement factor H-associated atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in monozygotic twins: concordant presentation, discordant response to treatment

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Davin, Jean-Claude; Olie, Karolien H.; Verlaak, René; Horuz, Flore; Florquin, Sandrine; Weening, Jan J.; Groothoff, Jaap W.; Strain, Lisa; Goodship, Timothy H. J.


    Hemolytic uremic syndrome not associated with diarrhea (diarrhea negative, atypical) is less common than the diarrhea-positive typical form, but frequently results in end-stage renal failure. Although there are anecdotal cases of successful treatment with fresh frozen plasma alone, the value of this

  6. Influence of obesity and bariatric surgery on gastric cancer

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Dantas, Anna Carolina Batista; Santo, Marco Aurelio; Cleva, Roberto de; Sallum, Rubens Antônio Aissar; Cecconello, Ivan


    Esophageal and gastric cancer (GC) are related to obesity and bariatric surgery. Risk factors, such as gastroesophageal reflux and Helicobacter pylori, must be investigated and treated in obese population. After surgery, GC reports are anecdotal and treatment is not standardized. This review aims to discuss GC related to obesity before and after bariatric surgery

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    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Items 101 - 150 of 183 ... D Bruce. Vol 61 (2017), New interventions and sustainable solutions: Reappraising illegal artisanal mining in South Africa, Abstract PDF. Mbekezeli Comfort Mkhize. Vol 32 (2010), Of Nigerians, albinos, satanists and anecdotes: A critical review of the HSRC report on human trafficking, Abstract PDF.

  8. Twitter as a Tool to Warn Others about Sobriety Checkpoints: A Pilot Observational Study (United States)

    Seitz, Christopher M.; Orsini, Muhsin Michael; Fearnow-Kenney, Melodie; Hatzudis, Kiki; Wyrick, David L.


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that young people use the website Twitter as a tool to warn drivers about the locations of sobriety checkpoints. Researchers investigated this claim by independently analyzing the website's content regarding a sample of 10 sobriety checkpoints that were conducted in cities throughout the United States during the weekend…

  9. Student Consumerism in Higher Education: An Analysis of Relationships with Institutions (United States)

    Bossick, Michael John


    There has been much discussion in recent years concerning student consumerism and its potentially negative impact on higher education. Much of the literature has been anecdotal (Bellah 1999; Delucchi and Smith 1997; Edmundson 1997; Smith 2000), while some studies have been more empirical in nature (Levine and Cureton 1998; Delucchi and Korgen…

  10. Prevalence and Predictors of Grandparent Childcare in Ireland: Findings from a Nationally Representative Sample of Infants and Their Families (United States)

    McNally, Sinead; Share, Michelle; Murray, Aisling


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that grandparents provide a substantial amount of childcare support to parents of infants in Ireland yet there has been little attention to the provision of grandparent childcare at policy level. Using nationally representative data on childcare provision in the Republic of Ireland, this study examined the prevalence of…

  11. Vulnerability of freshwater native biodiversity to non-native species invasions across the continental United States (United States)

    Background/Question/Methods Non-native species pose one of the greatest threats to native biodiversity. The literature provides plentiful empirical and anecdotal evidence of this phenomenon; however, such evidence is limited to local or regional scales. Employing geospatial analy...

  12. Of Remedies and Poisons: Recreational Use of Antiretroviral Drugs ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    In itself, this is seen to be a barrier to adherence for many of their patients whose medication is traded to, or stolen by, drug dealers. Independent anecdotal evidence is emerging about this trade, though there has been little hard data verifying the existence of a recreational market for ARVs. While there are rumours that ...

  13. University Professors as Academic Leaders: Professorial Leadership Development Needs and Provision (United States)

    Evans, Linda


    In the UK the title "professor" is generally applied only to the most senior academics--equivalent to North American full professors--and whom anecdotal evidence indicates to be often unprepared for the increasingly expansive academic leadership roles that they are expected to fulfil. The study reported in this paper was directed at…

  14. The Civil War Soldier: Romantic and Realist. Teacher and Student Manuals. (United States)

    Caton, Jay; And Others

    This social studies unit provides an impressionistic study of the Civil War soldier and of his changing attitudes toward that war. It contrasts the periods of his optimism early in the war and his nostalgic recollection of events after the war with the despair he experienced from 1862 to 1865. The materials are essentially anecdotal in character…

  15. Cost of inpatient care for HIVpositive patients at Red Cross Children ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    There is anecdotal evidence that certain categories of patients at Red Cross War Memorial Children\\'s Hospital (RCH) are thought to be utilising more resources than others. Faced with an ever-increasing demand for care, shrinking budgets and tough measures by government to force health managers to operate within ...

  16. Sports Psychology and the Coach. (United States)

    Cohen, Greta L., Ed.

    This monograph documents the speeches presented at the 1988 Symposium on Sports Psychology and the Coach. Presentations ranged from empirical research studies to anecdotal methodologies for coping with problems of anxiety. The following presentations are included: (1) "The Coach as Psychologist: When and How" (Robert Rotella); (2) "Psychology for…

  17. More Technology, Less Learning? (United States)

    Kulesza, Justin; DeHondt, Gerald, II.; Nezlek, George


    Modern information technologies (presentation software, wireless laptop computers, cell phones, etc.) are purported to enhance student learning. Research to date provides an ambivalent and often conflicting set of outcomes about the effectiveness of such technologies in the context of the college classroom. Anecdotal evidence further complicates…

  18. From a social marketing perspective: a proposed customer relationship management technology transfer model (United States)

    Delton Alderman; Kent Nakamoto; David Briberg


    Technology and knowledge transfer (TKT) is practiced for a plethora of causes, ranging from AIDS prevention to manufacturing competitiveness. The number of government, university, and association TKT efforts is exhausting and fraught with problems; we know anecdotally that the adoption of technology or knowledge is minimal across all contexts. There are a myriad of...

  19. Making the message count: a new CNA media relations strategy

    International Nuclear Information System (INIS)

    Metza, P.


    The points made, in anecdotal form, are that: experts should be accessible to the media; the CNA should be active in speaking to the media; simple language should be used; the industry should present a human face; nobody should be surprised that reporters are cynical, suspicious and skeptical about industry, government and ''the establishment''

  20. "Gone fishing": modeling diversity in work ethics

    NARCIS (Netherlands)

    Freyberg-Inan, A.; Koçer, R.G.


    In his "Anecdote Concerning the Lowering of Productivity", written in 1963, the West-German writer Heinrich Böll humorously contrasts the mindset of an enterprising capitalist, bent on the maximization of profit, with that of a person we might call a profit "satisficer," a maximizer of leisure or

  1. Discrimination in Autism within Different Sensory Modalities (United States)

    O'Riordan, Michelle; Passetti, Filippo


    Recent studies have suggested that unusual visual processing in autism might stem from enhanced visual discrimination. Although there are also many anecdotal reports of auditory and tactile processing disturbances in autism these have received comparatively little attention. It is possible that the enhanced discrimination ability in vision in…

  2. Symptom clusters and quality of life in China patients with lung ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)


    Mar 1, 2014 ... Introduction. Lung cancer has become the leading cause of cancer deaths in mainland China, and more than 24600 people died of lung cancer in the year 2008[1]. Lung cancer was often diagnosed at an advanced stage with poor prognosis. Anecdotal data shows that 80% of lung cancer cases are ...

  3. On the Trail of Educational Philanthropist George Peabody (1795-1869): A Dialogue. (United States)

    Parker, Betty J.; Parker, Franklin

    This paper chronicles the life of George Peabody, intermingled with anecdotes on how the researchers gathered data in their studies. A brief overview of Peabody's life introduces the paper with a personal narrative of how the authors' search for details on his life began. Both researchers had affiliations with educational institutions resulting…

  4. Pedometer based physical activity levels and cardiometabolic risk ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Anecdotal evidence suggests that physical activity behaviour during working hours in pharmacy employees is adequate enough to meet international daily physical activity recommendations. This has important implications for health and of course productivity and absenteeism as much research has shown the benefits of ...

  5. Benefits of Student-Generated Note Packets: A Preliminary Investigation of SQ3R Implementation (United States)

    Carlston, David L.


    Minimal research to date has evaluated the impact of Survey-Question-Read-Recite-Review (SQ3R) implementation (i.e., surveying prior to reading, generating questions, reading to answer said questions, reciting, and reviewing information) on content retention and student performance. Existing research is anecdotal or lacks ecological validity. The…

  6. Categories of Insight and Their Correlates: An Exploration of Relationships among Classic-Type Insight Problems, Rebus Puzzles, Remote Associates and Esoteric Analogies (United States)

    Cunningham, J. Barton; MacGregor, James N.; Gibb, Jenny; Haar, Jarrod


    A central question in creativity concerns how insightful ideas emerge. Anecdotal examples of insightful scientific and technical discoveries include Goodyear's discovery of the vulcanization of rubber, and Mendeleev's realization that there may be gaps as he tried to arrange the elements into the Periodic Table. Although most people would regard…

  7. Training for Quality: Improving Early Childhood Programs through Systematic Inservice Training. Monographs of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Number Nine. (United States)

    Epstein, Ann S.

    The Training of Trainers (ToT) Evaluation investigated the efficacy of the High/Scope model for improving the quality of early childhood programs on a national scale. To address this question, the High/Scope Foundation undertook a multimethod evaluation that collected anecdotal records from the consultants and 793 participants in 40 ToT projects,…

  8. The Effects of School Gardens on Students and Schools: Conceptualization and Considerations for Maximizing Healthy Development (United States)

    Ozer, Emily J.


    There are thousands of school gardens in the United States, and there is anecdotal evidence that school garden programs can enhance students' learning in academic, social, and health-related domains. There has been little rigorous research, however, on the effects of school gardens or on the factors that promote the sustainability of these…


    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    rest of his career, except for the war years 1940-46 spent at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. The 1945 Physics Nobel Prize was awarded to Pauli 'for the ... tribute, no less a person than Niels Bohr wrote: "At the same time as the anecdotes about his personality grew into a veritable legend, he more and more ...

  10. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (85th, Miami, Florida, August 5-8, 2002). Media Ethics Division. (United States)


    The Media Ethics division of the proceedings contains the following 6 papers: "A Masochist's Teapot: Where to Put the Handle in Media Ethics" (Thomas W. Hickey); "Stalker-razzi and Sump-pump Hoses: The Role of the Media in the Death of Princess Diana" (Elizabeth Blanks Hindman); "The Promise and Peril of Anecdotes in News…

  11. The Geology of Minecraft (United States)

    Sharp, Lara


    The computer game sensation "Minecraft" has become a mainstay amongst school students of all ages. Anecdotally, at Geoscience Australia, we have observed that "Minecrafters" often draw comparisons between their Minecraft experiences and the real world. For some students, the line between reality and fantasy is blurred. At the…

  12. Do Carrots Work? Examining the Effectiveness of EPA's Compliance Assistance Program (United States)

    Stafford, Sarah


    The role of compliance assistance in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's overall enforcement strategy has been quite variable over the past decade and a half, increasing in prominence under the Bush administration and now slated for significantly reduced funding under the Obama administration. While theoretical models and anecdotal evidence…

  13. Big Brother Is Helping You: Supporting Self-Access Language Learning with a Student Monitoring System (United States)

    Reinders, Hayo


    Self-access and language advising are relatively recent and increasingly common types of language support offered in schools and tertiary institutions around the world. There is a great deal of anecdotal support for the positive contribution of such support to student learning. Self-access and language advising hold strong potential as…

  14. Chandrasekhar's book An Introduction to the Study of Stellar Structure

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    I shall present anecdotal evidence that the influence of his discussion on the second law of thermodynamics has been important not ... The point that troubled me was the transition from the second law of thermodynamics, as commonly stated, to the ..... star to blow up in some spectacular fashion. Figure 2 shows in addition ...

  15. Dual Water Systems: Characterization and Performance for Distribution of Reclaimed Water (WaterRF Report 4333) (United States)

    The research tasks included: an inventory of cases where dual systems have been implemented; formulation of a protocol to identify claimed benefits, costs, and risks; collection of data (quantitative and anecdotal) to assess performance; display of data in the form of performance...

  16. Specific Oral Communication Skills Desired in New Accountancy Graduates (United States)

    Gray, F. Elizabeth


    International research findings and anecdotal evidence alike suggest that new accountancy graduates often begin their careers with inadequate oral communication skills. However, there is a lack of well-grounded empirical data concerning precisely what accountancy employers mean by "oral communication" and what specific skills they value…

  17. Theorizing Women's and Men's Language. (United States)

    Davis, Hayley


    Reviews Deborah Tannen's collection of essays, "Gender and Discourse." The review maintains that this collection is padded with anecdotes but provides little evidence of the research supposedly underlying this work. It is concluded that what is needed in a discussion of gender and discourse is a methodology in which linguistic features…

  18. Public health nursing legacy. Historical practical wisdom. (United States)

    Zerwekh, J V


    The author uses an anecdotal style to convey the practical knowledge shown by public health nurses since the days of Lillian Wald on New York City's Henry Street in the 1890s. Public health nurses have had to work with high-risk families--a fact that often requires a common-sense approach.

  19. "Comfort" as a Critical Success Factor in Blended Learning Courses (United States)

    Futch, Linda S.; deNoyelles, Aimee; Thompson, Kelvin; Howard, Wendy


    There are substantial quantitative research and anecdotal reports on blended learning and blended learning courses. However, few research studies focus on what happens at the classroom level. This research study aims to consider the highly contextual environment of effective blended learning courses by identifying the strategies instructors use to…

  20. Clouds, Graphs, and Maps: Distant Reading and Disciplinary Imagination (United States)

    Mueller, Derek Norton


    "Clouds, Graphs, and Maps: Distant Reading and Disciplinary Imagination" examines recent efforts by scholars in rhetoric and composition to account for patterns and trends indicative of the discipline's maturation. Many of these "discipliniographic" appraisals resort, on the one hand, to anecdotal, experience-based accounts or, on the other hand,…

  1. The Lifetime Value of a Loyal Customer: What Can a Child Care Director Learn from Domino's Pizza and a Cadillac Dealer in Dallas? (United States)

    Copeland, Margaret Leitch; Gimilaro, Susan


    In "The Service Profit Chain," Harvard Business School professors James Heskett, Earl Sasser, and Leonard Schlesinger (1997) offer two anecdotes--from Domino's Pizza and a Dallas Cadillac dealership--that illuminate the concept of valuing a lifetime customer. Experts estimate that the lifetime value of a loyal Domino's Pizza customer is $4,000 and…

  2. Understanding and Accommodating Online Social Communities: A Common Sense Approach (United States)

    Lennon, Sean M.


    Online social networks such as Facebook have changed the context and definitions of socialization. Focusing on teacher use, this article considers the size and impact of these forums and the importance many young professionals feel toward them. Themed as a common sense approach, the author uses anecdotal points and discussions with…

  3. Effecting Organizational Change at the Macro Level of Professions (United States)

    Green, Robert Anthony


    Much has been written in academic and popular publications about organizational change. Topics have ranged from case studies to anecdotal stories of how leaders can change an organization. There is little written on changing the culture and vision of a profession at the macro level. This dissertation shows that one key to effecting change within a…

  4. The Dream Catcher Meditation: a therapeutic technique used with American Indian adolescents. (United States)

    Robbins, R


    This article describes a short-term treatment insight-oriented model for American Indian adolescents, called Dream Catcher Meditation. It is aimed at helping clients' express unconscious conflicts and to facilitate differentiation and healthy mutuality. Though its duration can vary, twelve sessions are outlined here. Session descriptions include goals and sample questions. Also included are anecdotal material and reflections about cultural relevancy.

  5. Is Parental Alienation Disorder a Valid Concept? Not According to Scientific Evidence. A Review of "Parental Alienation, DSM-5 and ICD-11" by William Bernet (United States)

    Pepiton, M. Brianna; Alvis, Lindsey J.; Allen, Kenneth; Logid, Gregory


    This article reviews a recent book arguing how a concept known as parental alienation syndrome--now parental alienation disorder--should be included in official psychiatric/psychological and medical classification diagnostic manuals. Anecdotal cases and opinion are presented as research and scientific evidence, and stories are presented as…

  6. Crossing the Thin Line: Dynamics of Promotion of Conservation ...

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    ... been promoted, and hence these relations ought to be seen as part of the texture of smallholder agriculture, rather than be seen as mere anecdotes to the technical aspects. The paper concludes by noting that conservation agriculture as it is currently promoted in Zimbabwe, has thrived on one form of coercion or another, ...

  7. On the Frontlines of Teaching the History of the First World War (United States)

    Pennell, Cationa


    It is very common for people in politics and the media to make assumptions about what happens in history classrooms. Too often these preconceptions are based on little more than anecdote, examples from the Internet or memories of what someone experienced at school themselves. In this article, Catriona Pennell reports on an empirical study that set…

  8. Open Access Scholarly Publications as OER (United States)

    Anderson, Terry


    This paper presents the rationale, common practices, challenges, and some personal anecdotes from a journal editor on the production, use, and re-use of peer-reviewed scholarly articles as open educational resources (OER). The scholarly and professional discourse related to open educational resources has largely focused on open learning objects,…

  9. Academic Crosswinds: When Professional Ethics and Professional Incentives Clash (United States)

    O'Neil, Jane


    This article provides a useful and perhaps not uncommon anecdote for researchers thinking about sharing professional expectations, scarce resources, "public good" aspects of academic inquiry, and professional responsibility. It appears as follows: Two sets of researchers, using a respected national longitudinal data set, have been…

  10. Methylprednisolone fails to attenuate lung injury in a mouse model of transfusion related acute lung injury

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    Müller, Marcella C. A.; Tuinman, Pieter R.; van der Sluijs, Koenraad F.; Boon, Louis; Roelofs, Joris J.; Vroom, Margreeth B.; Juffermans, Nicole P.


    Transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) is the leading cause of transfusion-related morbidity and mortality. Anecdotally, TRALI patients have been treated with corticosteroids. However, evidence for its therapeutic rationale in TRALI is lacking. We determined the effects of corticosteroids on

  11. Analog Tools in Digital History Classrooms: An Activity-Theory Case Study of Learning Opportunities in Digital Humanities (United States)

    Craig, Kalani


    Digital humanities is often presented as classroom savior, a narrative that competes against the idea that technology virtually guarantees student distraction. However, these arguments are often based on advocacy and anecdote, so we lack systematic research that explores the effect of digital-humanities tools and techniques such as text mining,…

  12. Four lives a celebration of Raymond Smullyan

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    Rosenhouse, Jason


    This ""best of"" collection of works by Raymond Smullyan features excerpts from his published writings, including logic puzzles, explorations of mathematical logic and paradoxes, retrograde analysis chess problems, jokes and anecdotes, and meditations on the philosophy of religion. In addition, numerous personal tributes salute this celebrated professor, author, and logic scholar who is also a magician and musician.

  13. The Construction and Evaluation of Three Measures of Affectionate Behaviour for Children with Asperger's Syndrome (United States)

    Sofronoff, Kate; Lee, Jessica; Sheffield, Jeanie; Attwood, Tony


    Children with Asperger's syndrome are often reported by their parents as having difficulties communicating affection. This study aimed to develop a valid measure of affectionate behaviour that could be used to investigate and quantify these anecdotal reports and then be used in further intervention research. Using parent and expert focus…

  14. What Is Affordable Community College Tuition?: Part II (United States)

    Sullivan, Patrick


    The fiscal benefits that community colleges bring to the local, state, and national economies have long been the province of anecdote, conjecture, and debate, but important new work has taken much of the mystery and guesswork out of this question. We now know that the rate of return delivered on tax dollars spent to support community colleges is…

  15. Agoraphobia and Music Education: Fear of the Closed, Fear of the Open (United States)

    Bradley, Deborah


    This review of Randall Everett Allsup's book, "Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education" (Allsup 2016) deconstructs some of the characteristics of postmodernism found within the text, critiquing Allsup's use of anecdotes to set up the argument for an open philosophy of music education as an approach that…

  16. New Measures of Teachers' Work Hours and Implications for Wage Comparisons (United States)

    West, Kristine L.


    Researchers have good data on teachers' annual salaries but a hazy understanding of teachers' hours of work. This makes it difficult to calculate an accurate hourly wage and leads policy makers to default to anecdote rather than fact when debating teacher pay. Using data from the American Time Use Survey, I find that teachers work an average of…

  17. Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT): an Egyptian perspective

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    negative perceptions of ECT arising from semantics.9,10. In Egypt we have noticed, anecdotally, a change in refusal and stigma with a decrease in either after the introduction of these new names in the university hospitals. In addition families were more accepting of this treatment for a current episode of illness having on ...

  18. Working memory benefits creative insight, musical improvisation, and original ideation through maintained task-focused attention

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    de Dreu, C.K.W.; Nijstad, B.A.; Baas, M.; Wolsink, I.; Roskes, M.


    Anecdotes from creative eminences suggest that executive control plays an important role in creativity, but scientific evidence is sparse. Invoking the Dual Pathway to Creativity Model, the authors hypothesize that working memory capacity (WMC) relates to creative performance because it enables

  19. Commentary: Listening Can Be Exhausting--Fatigue in Children and Adults with Hearing Loss (United States)

    Bess, Fred H.; Hornsby, Benjamin W.Y.


    Anecdotal reports of fatigue after sustained speech-processing demands are common among adults with hearing loss; however, systematic research examining hearing loss-related fatigue is limited, particularly with regard to fatigue among children with hearing loss (CHL). Many audiologists, educators, and parents have long suspected that CHL…

  20. High School Forum: Boyle's/Hooke's/Towneley and Power's/Mariotte's Law. (United States)

    Hawthorne, Robert M.; Herron, J. Dudley, Ed.


    This column for high school teachers, written by high school teachers, discusses several interesting anecdotes related to the formulation of laws and the determination of constants. Science history is presented in a manner that can enliven classroom presentations and aid in understanding the principle itself. (Authur/SA)

  1. Why Music? (United States)

    McTamaney, Catherine


    In this article, the author discusses the importance of music education in a child's development, and how music experiences affect the development of students' intellect. Music education has long been anecdotally linked to increased intellectual ability. Research suggests, though, that music education is far more than an entertaining diversion.…

  2. How To Catch a Shark and Other Stories about Teaching and Learning. (United States)

    Graves, Donald H.

    This anthology of 32 autobiographical tales is based on both personal and professional experiences. The anthology's eclectic tales offer: recalled moments of childhood wonder; anecdotes about remarkable and not-so-remarkable students; lessons from the pulpit as well as the battlefield; and stories of painful loss, hilarious mishaps, and awesome…

  3. Evaluation of Education and Outreach Programs (United States)


    Education and outreach are acknowledged, if only anecdotally, for contributing to an overall safer rail environment. The use of education and outreach programs as a means to improve highway-rail safety has expanded over the years since 1970 and the i...

  4. Evaluation of education and outreach programs : research results. (United States)


    "Education and outreach are acknowledged, if only anecdotally, for contributing to an overall safer rail environment. The use of education and outreach programs as a means to improve highway-rail safety has expanded over the years since 1970 and the ...

  5. There must be something in the water (for F. columnare pathogenesis) (United States)

    Why can we routinely produce columnaris infections in our lab, while the lab on the other side of the ditch can't? Anecdotal reports suggest that tannins may inhibit F. columnare. Do tannins in their water prevent this, or are other water chemistry parameters involved? In the first experiment, tw...

  6. From Isolation to Insulation: The Impact of Campus Culture on the Existence of Two Cultural Centers (United States)

    Pinchback-Hines, Cynthia Juanesta


    This case study examined how the campus culture influences the existence of a Black cultural center and a multicultural center at a predominantly White university. A qualitative ethnography was conducted using focus group interviews, personal interviews, archival research, and anecdotal observation. The results of the study identified five themes:…

  7. The Chemistry of Conscious States - Toward a Unified Model of the ...

    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)

    In The Chemistry of Conscious States, J Allan. Hobson takes us on a tour of the chemical brain. He brings all the insights and perspectives of a neurologist and researcher, which provide wonderful anecdotes but also sometimes limit the scope of the book. Although this book is written for the interested layperson, there is ...

  8. Writing as an instrument for learning | van der Westhuizen ...

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    This article explores the value of writing as an instrument for learning in academic disciplines. The purpose is to describe how forms of writing are related to learning purposes, and to advance a pedagogy of writing-for-learning based on a literature review and anecdotal evidence on the use of freewriting in university ...

  9. Examining the Enigmatic Einstein (United States)

    Khoon, Koh Aik


    Albert Einstein is the icon of scientific genius. His is one the most recognizable faces in the history of mankind. This paper takes a cursory look at the man who is commonly perceived to be the epitome of eccentricity. We manage to sum up his salient traits which are associated with his name. The traits are based on anecdotal evidence. This…

  10. Fire behavioral changes as a result of sudden oak death in coastal California forests (United States)

    Y. Vlachovic; C. Lee; H. Scanlon; J.M. Varner; R. Glebocki; B.D. Graham; D.M. Rizzo


    Field observations and anecdotal evidence suggest that sudden oak death (SOD), a disease caused by the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, may alter fuel loading in affected forests. Though it is reasonable to assume that a disease resulting in leaf blight, dead branches, and tree mortality would increase forest fuels, little work has been done to...

  11. Dropping in and Dropping Out: Experiences of Sustaining and Ceasing Amateur Participation in Classical Music (United States)

    Pitts, Stephanie E.; Robinson, Katharine


    The benefits of lifelong musical participation have been repeatedly demonstrated through research and anecdote, and yet the challenging question of why more people are not engaged in these activities is rarely addressed. This project used interviews with eighteen current and past amateur ensemble members to explore themes of social acceptance,…

  12. Student Opinions and Perceptions of Undergraduate Thermodynamics Courses in Engineering (United States)

    Ugursal, V. Ismet; Cruickshank, Cynthia A.


    Thermodynamics is a fundamental foundation of all engineering disciplines. A vast majority of engineering undergraduate programmes contain one or more courses on thermodynamics, and many engineers use thermodynamics every day to analyse or design energy systems. However, there is extensive anecdotal evidence as well as a wide range of published…

  13. Multimodal Pedagogies for Teacher Education in TESOL (United States)

    Yi, Youngjoo; Angay-Crowder, Tuba


    As a growing number of English language learners (ELLs) engage in digital and multimodal literacy practices in their daily lives, teachers are starting to incorporate multimodal approaches into their instruction. However, anecdotal and empirical evidence shows that teachers often feel unprepared for integrating such practices into their curricula…

  14. The Death of Distance Revisited: Cyberplace, Physical and Relational Proximities

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    Tranos, E.; Nijkamp, P.


    This paper studies the impact of physical distance and different relational proximity types on the formation of the Internet infrastructure. Although there is some anecdotal evidence on the "end of geography" effect of the Internet, the relationship between physical space and the Internet has not

  15. Modulation of penile erection in rabbits by mondia whitei: possible ...

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    Mondia whitei root was evaluated to validate its anecdotal use and determine its possible mode of action in the management of erectile dysfunction. Rabbits were administered with daily oral doses of 100-400 mg kg-1 crude ethanolic extract of M. whitei and sildenafil (50 mg kg-1) as positive control for 6 weeks. Cavernosal ...

  16. Exposure to media information about a disease can cause doctors to misdiagnose similar-looking clinical cases

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    Schmidt, Henk G.; Mamede, Sílvia; Van Den Berge, Kees; Van Gog, Tamara; Van Saase, Jan L C M; Rikers, Remy M J P


    Purpose: Anecdotal evidence indicates that exposure to media-distributed disease information, such as news about an outbreak, can lead physicians to errors; influenced by an availability bias, they misdiagnose patients with similar-looking but different diseases. The authors investigated whether

  17. Manual Activity and Onset of First Words in Babies Exposed and Not Exposed to Baby Signing (United States)

    Seal, Brenda C.; DePaolis, Rory A.


    Support for baby signing (BS) with hearing infants tends to converge toward three camps or positions. Those who advocate BS to advance infant language, literacy, behavioral, and cognitive development rely heavily on anecdotal evidence and social media to support their claims. Those who advocate BS as an introduction to another language, such as…

  18. Lobster trap detection at the Saba Bank

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    Beek, van I.J.M.


    According to previous studies and anecdotal evidence there are a lot of lost lobster traps at the Saba Bank. One study estimated the loss to be between 210 and 795 lobster traps per year. The Saba Bank is an approximately 2,200 km2 submerged area and spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) is one of the

  19. MGMT promoter hypermethylation is a frequent, early, and consistent event in astrocytoma progression, and not correlated with TP53 mutation

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    F.H. Groenendijk (Floris); W. Taal (Walter); H.J. Dubbink (Erik Jan); C.R. Haarloo (Cathleen); M.C.M. Kouwenhoven (Mathilde); M.J. van den Bent (Martin); J.M. Kros (Johan); W.N.M. Dinjens (Winand)


    textabstractHypermethylation of the MGMT gene promoter and mutation of the TP53 tumor-suppressor gene are frequently present in diffuse astrocytomas. However, there is only anecdotal information about MGMT methylation status and TP53 mutations during progression of low-grade diffuse astrocytoma

  20. Spotted phenotypes in horses lost attractiveness in the Middle Ages

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    Wutke, Saskia; Benecke, Norbert; Sandoval-Castellanos, Edson


    Horses have been valued for their diversity of coat colour since prehistoric times; this is especially the case since their domestication in the Caspian steppe in ~3,500 BC. Although we can assume that human preferences were not constant, we have only anecdotal information about how domestic hors...

  1. An evolutionary basis for pollination ecology

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    Willemstein, S.C.


    In the introduction and chapter 2 the incentives and way of reasoning are given for the description of an evolutionary basis of pollination ecology. Starting from the until recently rather anecdotical character of the study of pollination ecology as a whole, and in the absence of large-scale

  2. Enabling Process Improvement and Control in Higher Education Management (United States)

    Bell, Gary; Warwick, Jon; Kennedy, Mike


    The emergence of "managerialism" in the governance and direction of UK higher education (HE) institutions has been led by government demands for greater accountability in the quality and cost of universities. There is emerging anecdotal evidence indicating that the estimation performance of HE spreadsheets and regression models are poor.…

  3. Child Abuse and Deafness: An Overview (United States)

    Sebald, Ann M.


    The professional literature contains research and anecdotal information on various maltreatments affecting children and youth with and without disabilities. Unfortunately, little information exists on abused children with hearing loss. Reasons relate to a lack of quantity and quality in research on this population; challenges in conducting…

  4. Manufactured Memory, Altered Belief and Self Report Mirage: The Alleged False Memory of Jean Piaget Revisited. (United States)

    Leavitt, Frank


    It is argued that a Jean Piaget anecdote about an alleged memory implanted in a young child leading to both a visual and semantic memory that persists despite disconfirming evidence is entirely different than the recovered memory debate, which is about the alleged introduction of memories to grown adults. (CR)

  5. Teaching Inquiry with a Lens toward Curiosity (United States)

    von Renesse, Christine; Ecke, Volker


    This paper links educational psychology research about curiosity to teacher moves that are effective in an inquiry-based mathematics classroom. Three vignettes will show explicit teacher moves (staging disagreement, intriguing anecdotes, and creating a safe space) for different audiences (math majors, mathematics for liberal arts students, and…

  6. Teaching in the Age of Humans: Helping Students Think about Climate Change (United States)

    Smith, Grinell


    To convey the magnitude and rapidity of current climate change and the severity of predictions for the next century, I present essential climate science information using four key sets of data and contextualize that information with personal anecdotes. I then consider the reasons for the large gap between the scientific consensus about…

  7. The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us about American Education: A Symbolic Crusade (United States)

    Brunsma, David L.


    This book represents the most thorough exposition on the present understanding of the impetuses, debates, legalities, and effectiveness of school uniform policies that have rapidly entered the discourse of school reform in the United States. In it, David Brunsma provides an antidote to the ungrounded, anecdotal components that define the…

  8. Evaluating seal–seabird interactions in southern Africa: a critical ...

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    In this review, past evidence for direct impacts of seals on seabird populations was scrutinised. It was found that frequently the interpretation of seabird numer ical trends, or of anecdotes on seal–seabird interactions, appear biased against seals. It is mooted that, as with seal–fishery interactions, the conspicuous nature of ...

  9. The Merits of Unconscious Thought in Creativity

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    Zhong, C.B.; Dijksterhuis, A.J.; Galinsky, A.D.


    Research has yielded weak empirical support for the idea that creative solutions may be discovered through unconscious thought, despite anecdotes to this effect. To understand this gap, we examined the effect of unconscious thought on two outcomes of a remote-association test (RAT): implicit

  10. Promoter reuse in prokaryotes

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    Nijveen, H.; Matus-Garcia, M.; Passel, van M.W.J.


    Anecdotal evidence shows promoters being reused separate from their downstream gene, thus providing a mechanism for the efficient and rapid rewiring of a gene’s transcriptional regulation. We have identified over 4000 groups of highly similar promoters using a conservative sequence similarity search

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    Indian Academy of Sciences (India)


    Immunosuppression via HIV, malnutrition, and chemotherapy appears to play a role. In addition, vasoactive agents have been linked to. KS in epidemiologic studies and anecdotal reports. Ziegler et al suggest that aluminosilicates from African volcanic soils activate HHV-8 to induce KS. Dermatologists have reported a few ...

  12. The Effects of Kolb's Experiential Learning Model on Successful Intelligence in Secondary Agriculture Students (United States)

    Baker, Marshall A.; Robinson, J. Shane


    Experiential learning is an important pedagogical approach used in secondary agricultural education. Though anecdotal evidence supports the use of experiential learning, a paucity of empirical research exists supporting the effects of this approach when compared to a more conventional teaching method, such as direct instruction. Therefore, the…

  13. Protecting resources: Assessing visitor harvesting of wild morel mushrooms in two national capital region parks (United States)

    Elizabeth S. Barron; Marla R. Emery


    Anecdotal reports have sparked concerns that morel mushroom populations may be declining at National Park sites in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The research reported here focuses on two of these parks, Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO) and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (CHOH). Oral histories conducted with 41 harvesters in 2005 and 2007 had...

  14. Supporting Law Students' Skills Development Online--A Strategy to Improve Skills and Reduce Student Stress? (United States)

    Hewitt, Anne; Stubbs, Matthew


    Law students internationally suffer from a high level of psychological distress compared with the general and student populations, and anecdotal evidence suggests that students developing skills without adequate support experience significant stress and anxiety. This article considers an initiative at one Australian law school to develop a…

  15. Pizza Parties, Pep Rallies, and Practice Tests: Strategies Used by High School Principals to Raise Percent Proficient (United States)

    Hollingworth, Liz; Dude, David J.; Shepherd, Julie K.


    This study explores ways high school principals are responding to the demands of education reform to raise student test scores on achievement tests used for accountability purposes. Anecdotal evidence suggests administrators have instituted pizza parties and pep rallies to motivate students to do their best and practice tests to prepare students…

  16. Overweight, obesity and underweight in nurses in Vhembe and ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    Background: In South Africa, anecdotal evidence concerning the prevalence of overweight and obesity in nurses is alarming, but no scientific studies have confirmed this notion. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity in black nurses practising in South Africa. Method: A ...

  17. Dance and Special Education (United States)

    Munsell, Sonya E.; Bryant Davis, Kimberly E.


    Arts activities have been included in the educational curriculum of public schools for a number of years. Most often, course offerings in the arts consist of visual art, vocal music, and instrumental music classes. Although not as common, dance has also been included in the educational curriculum. Research and anecdotal evidence suggest that…

  18. South African Crime Quarterly - Vol 32 (2010)

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    Of Nigerians, albinos, satanists and anecdotes: A critical review of the HSRC report on human trafficking · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. C Gould, M Richter, I Palmery, 37-45. ...

  19. What factors are associated with increasing co-authorship in the social sciences? A case study of Danish Economics and Political Science

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    Henriksen, Dorte


    The number of co-authors has in the social sciences has been rising over the last decades, but a deeper understanding of why this rise is occurring is lacking. Previous studies of co-authorship in the social sciences often refer to the physical or life sciences or anecdotal evidence to explain th...

  20. 77 FR 35117 - Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Dusky Gopher... (United States)


    ... 1973, as amended (Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). For more information on the biology and ecology of the... reviewers approved of combining the maximum distance movements of the two species of gopher frogs for use in... movement data from studies of the same population; deleting anecdotal observations from single frogs not...

  1. Resits in Higher Education: Merely a Bar to Jump Over, or Do They Give a Pedagogical "Leg Up"? (United States)

    Proud, Steven


    When students fail an examination at the end of their first year, they are offered a resit examination, which they merely need to pass to progress into the second year. These resits anecdotally provide a dual purpose of testing that students have achieved the required level of attainment to progress, and incentivising additional effort. This paper…

  2. Using Nail Polish to Teach about Gender and Homophobia (United States)

    Edwards, Nelta M.


    How might teachers help students investigate the relationship between gender and homophobia? This article describes an exercise that uses fingernail polish to do just that. The authors uses anecdotal evidence to describe the exercise in which students pair with someone of the opposite gender and paint each other's fingernails. Additionally, the…

  3. Designing Work-Integrated Learning Placements That Improve Student Employability: Six Facets of the Curriculum That Matter (United States)

    Smith, Calvin; Ferns, Sonia; Russell, Leoni


    Research into work-integrated learning continues to show through a variety of small-scale and anecdotal studies, various positive impacts on student learning, work-readiness, personal and cognitive development and other outcomes. Seldom are these research findings strongly generalizable because of such factors as small sample sizes,…

  4. Tensions in Policy and Practice: Influences on Play in Abu Dhabi's New School Model KG Framework (United States)

    Baker, Fiona S.


    This article reports on three salient socio-cultural and systemic factors that are influential in play in Abu Dhabi Education Council's (ADEC's) kindergarten (KG) framework from the teacher perspective. Anecdotal evidence suggests that during ADEC's progressive educational reform, emphasis has reverted to academic performance outcomes rather than…

  5. Challenges Presented to Personal Theories, Beliefs and Practices of Play in Abu Dhabi Kindergartens: The English Medium Teacher Perspective (United States)

    Baker, Fiona S.


    Abu Dhabi Education Council's new school model recognizes the value of play, although anecdotal evidence suggests that there are challenges to play in the preschool context. This article reports on challenges from the English Medium teacher perspective. Findings show that challenges are related to: (a) children meeting teacher expectations for…

  6. Experimentally Induced Placentitis with Streptococcus equi zooepidemicus in Late Gestation Mares: Prevention of Preterm Birth (United States)

    Placental infection due to opportunistic pathogens is the most common cause of abortion and premature delivery in horses. However, current therapies used to treat mares with placentitis are based on clinical experience, anecdotal information or on case reports. Thus, the objective of this study was ...

  7. One-to-One Tuition in a Conservatoire: The Perceptions of Instrumental and Vocal Teachers (United States)

    Gaunt, Helena


    One-to-one instrumental/vocal tuition forms a core part of the professional education offered to undergraduate and postgraduate music students in a conservatoire. However, whilst anecdotal evidence is plentiful, there is little research underpinning its practices. This article provides an analysis of the perceptions of 20 principal study teachers…

  8. Academics and Wikipedia: Reframing Web 2.0+ as a Disruptor of Traditional Academic Power-Knowledge Arrangements (United States)

    Eijkman, Henk


    Purpose: There is much hype about academics' attitude to Wikipedia. This paper seeks to go beyond anecdotal evidence by drawing on empirical research to ascertain how academics respond to Wikipedia and the implications these responses have for the take-up of Web 2.0+. It aims to test the hypothesis that Web 2.0+, as a platform built around the…

  9. A conceptual analysis of transfer of learning in Health Sciences ...

    African Journals Online (AJOL)

    All educators in vocational training aim to promote transfer of learning in their students. However, studies on transfer of learning or theory-practice gap in the health professions are criticized for being anecdotal and not viewed as a systemic process. The analysis was done according to Walker and Avant's (2005) eight steps.

  10. Storytelling to Enhance Teaching and Learning: The Systematic Design, Development, and Testing of Two Online Courses (United States)

    Hirumi, Atsusi; Sivo, Stephen; Pounds, Kelly


    Storytelling may be a powerful instructional approach for engaging learners and facilitating e-learning. However, relatively little is known about how to apply story within the context of systematic instructional design processes and claims for the effectiveness of storytelling in training and education have been primarily anecdotal and…

  11. Vertical coordination and cooperative member benefits

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    Zhong, Zhen; Zhang, Chen; Jia, Fu; Bijman, Jos


    Agricultural cooperatives have grown exponentially in the past few decades. There is anecdotal evidence showing that vertical coordination of cooperatives with upstream and downstream supply chain bring benefits to cooperative members; however this relationship is far from clear. In particular, the

  12. Intellectually Capable but Socially Excluded? A Review of the Literature and Research on Students with Autism in Further Education (United States)

    Chown, Nick; Beavan, Nick


    As autism is a social learning disability it is a disadvantage in any social setting such as a classroom. The 1990s saw a surge of young people diagnosed with autism who are now approaching college age; indeed there is evidence that students with autism are becoming a significant cohort in further education. However, anecdotal evidence suggests…

  13. Dog Therapy: The Importance of Just Being. (United States)

    Schusser, Eric


    Excerpts from the book, "The Advantage of Being Useless"; anecdotes from the author's experiences; and observations of his dog illustrate how counselors can be so busy counseling that they miss the human connection. Outdoor activities are conducive to unself-conscious spontaneity and unconditional acceptance--a just "letting it…

  14. Improving Listening Skills in the Classroom. (United States)

    Clark, Kimberly A.; Scruggs, Tisha L.; Szydlowski, Sara L.

    This report focuses on the implementation of strategies to improve student listening skills. The targeted population consisted of primary elementary students located in the suburbs of a large Midwestern city. The lack of students' listening abilities was documented through the use of journals, surveys, checklists, and anecdotal records. Analysis…

  15. Identifying and Describing Tutor Archetypes: The Pragmatist, the Architect, and the Surveyor (United States)

    Harootunian, Jeff A.; Quinn, Robert J.


    In this article, the authors identify and anecdotally describe three tutor archetypes: the pragmatist, the architect, and the surveyor. These descriptions, based on observations of remedial mathematics tutors at a land-grant university, shed light on a variety of philosophical beliefs regarding and pedagogical approaches to tutoring. An analysis…

  16. More than Meets the Eye: A Consideration of the Influence of a Counsellor's Visual Impairment upon His Therapeutic Relationships (United States)

    Shaw, Allan


    Other than through personal reflection and anecdotal evidence, I have had little opportunity to explore the influence of my visual impairment upon my therapeutic relationships. In order to address this, I conducted three research conversations with former clients (participants), each of whom had expressed an interest in participating in the…

  17. Patient-reported outcomes as a source of evidence in off-label prescribing

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    Frost, J.H.; Okun, S.; Vaughan, T; Heywood, J.; Wicks, P.


    Background: Evaluating a new use for an existing drug can be expensive and time consuming. Providers and patients must all too often rely upon their own individual-level experience to inform clinical practice, which generates only anecdotal and unstructured data. While academic-led clinical trials

  18. AFRREV LALIGENS: An International Journal of Language ...

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    AFRREV LALIGENS: An International Journal of Language, Literature and Gender Studies - Vol 3, No 2 (2014). Journal Home > Archives ... Anecdote as a Persuasive Stylistic Technique in Pusonnam Yiri's Blindness of Mind: No one is Useless · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ...

  19. Among others : Individual differences in the neurobiology of children with ADHD

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    van Hulst, BM


    On a daily basis, clinicians bridge the gap between scientific knowledge of a diagnostic category on the one hand; and valuable anecdotal knowledge about a single child and all his distinctive characteristics on the other. Combining these sources of information is the backbone of clinical decision

  20. Efficacy and safety of meropenem-clavulanate added to linezolid-containing regimens in the treatment of MDR-/XDR-TB

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    De Lorenzo, Saverio; Alffenaar, Jan Wilem; Sotgiu, Giovanni; Centis, Rosella; D'Ambrosio, Lia; Tiberi, Simon; Bolhuis, Mathieu S.; van Altena, Richard; Viggiani, Piero; Plana, Andrea; SpanevelloJ, Antonio; Migliori, Giovanni Battista

    Clinical experience on meropenem-clavulanate to treat tuberculosis (TB) is anecdotal (according to case reports on 10 patients). The aim of our case-control study was to evaluate the contribution of meropenem-clavulanate when added to linezolid-containing regimens in terms of efficacy and

  1. Economic Dimensions of Urban Agriculture in the Context of Urban ...

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    Economic Dimensions of Urban Agriculture in the Context of Urban Poverty Reduction Strategies. Research on urban agriculture has traditionally focused on its social, political and institutional dimensions. While there is anecdotal and some hard evidence to suggest that urban agriculture can play a role in income ...

  2. The Outward Bound Solo: A Study of Participants' Perceptions (United States)

    Kalisch, Kenneth R.; Bobilya, Andrew J.; Daniel, Brad


    Research on wilderness experience programs indicates there is much to learn about specific components of the overall experience. The solo, where students are intentionally separated from their expedition group for an extended time for reflection, has long had an anecdotal reputation for enhancing the quality of participants' experiences. The…

  3. Zachary Fisk-novel materials-new physics (United States)

    Geballe, T. H.


    A few anecdotes are recalled which may typify features of the scientific environment in which Zachary Fisk was immersed during the beginning of his career. Two examples which illustrate the originality and long-lasting influence of his research are discussed: (i) ordering phenomena in the hexaboride family; and (ii) the saturation of the high-temperature resistivity in A15 compounds.

  4. Neuro-ophthalmic and clinical characteristics of brain tumours in a ...

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    Background: Anecdotally, increasing number of patients are seen at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) with brain tumour. Neuro-ophthalmic symptoms and signs may help in timely diagnosis and intervention. Objective: To evaluate the neuro-ophthalmic and clinical characteristics of brain tumour in patients presenting at a ...

  5. Open globe injuries in patients seen at Groote Schuur Hospital ...

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    Aug 3, 2013 ... Ocular trauma is known to be an important preventable cause of visual impairment. Pene- trating eye (open globe) injuries generally have a poor visual prognosis, and awareness of the outcomes of these injuries needs to be increased. There is anecdotal evidence that a significant proportion of the.

  6. Teaching Business Ethics in Hong Kong: Challenges and Response. (United States)

    McCann, Dennis P.; Lam, Joanna Kit Chun; Chiu, Randy K.


    Describes a program for teaching business ethics to undergraduate business students at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Provides an anecdotal account to illustrate that in non-Western cultural contexts, figurative rather than scientific language often captures the essence of qualitative phenomena. Underscores the importance of understanding and…




  8. Our Families, Our Children: The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force Report on Quality Child Care. (United States)

    Dispenza, Mary

    The Lesbian and Gay Child Care Task Force documented anecdotal evidence of homophobia in child care and school age communities, including: (1) refusal to accept children from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families into child care; (2) biased attitudes expressed to children when they speak about their families; and (3) demonstrated…

  9. Sports Dentistry In Nigeria | Sede | Annals of Biomedical Sciences

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    Abstract. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Sports dentistry has not been adequately focused on in Nigeria. While dental and facial injuries occur in sports, limited knowledge of the role the dentist can play in the treatment of these injuries has precluded his inclusion in sports medical teams. Some sports related dental and ...

  10. When do German Firms Change their Dividends?

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    Correia Da Silva, L.; Goergen, M.; Renneboog, L.D.R.


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that the dividend policy of German firms is more flexible than the one of their Anglo-American counterparts.This paper analyses the decision to change the dividend for a panel of 221 German firms from 1984 to 1994.The choice of the period of study is motivated by the fact

  11. Super Searchers on Madison Avenue: Top Advertising and Marketing Professionals Share Their Online Research Strategies. Super Searchers, Volume XI. (United States)

    Villamora, Grace Avellana

    This book presents interviews with 13 research professionals that contain favorite online search strategies and research tools, anecdotes, "how to" survival tips, and best-practice examples. The appendix lists referenced sites and sources in the following categories: (1) online resources; (2) books, annuals, newsletters, magazines, and…

  12. Facing Women's Fear of Failure: An AWEsome Experience. (United States)

    Dal Vera, Anne

    Drawing from research on fear of failure and anecdotes from personal experience with the first women's expedition to ski to the South Pole, this discussion centers on how fear of failure affects women. Fear of failure leads to procrastination and performance well below one's ability. Women generally express more fear of failure than do men, partly…

  13. Creativity: The role of unconscious processes in idea generation and idea selection

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    Ritter, S.M.; Baaren, R.B. van; Dijksterhuis, A.J.


    Today's world of continuous change thrives on creative individuals. Anecdotal reports suggest that creative performance benefits from unconscious processes. Empirical research on the role of the unconscious in creativity, though, is inconsistent and thus far has focused mainly on one aspect of the

  14. Lessons in the Conversation That We Are: Robert Frost's "Death of the Hired Man." (United States)

    Jost, Walter


    Looks at Robert Frost's "The Death of the Hired Man" as a "representative anecdote" for Frost's work, which, taken as a whole, shows readers how to lose themselves among the overlooked places and turnings, the topics and tropes, that make up Frost's rhetorical home, the place of everyday human talk and gossip. (TB)

  15. A Century of Library Education at Drexel University: Vignettes of Growth and Change. (United States)

    Garrison, Guy

    In recognition of the centennial of the College of Information Studies at Drexel University (Pennsylvania), the history of the school is reviewed by a former dean, with reference to anecdotes and exemplary events. Drexel opened in 1891 and began its library science training program the following year. The founding years through 1921 were followed…

  16. Research and Reflection: Animal-Assisted Therapy in Mental Health Settings. (United States)

    Parshall, Debra Phillips


    Although animals have been historically associated with promoting physical and mental health benefits for humans, only recently has there been support for such claims in the literature. This article is a preliminary attempt to bring together scientific studies and anecdotal reports that provide evidence of the benefits of using animals in…

  17. Transcendental meditation for autism spectrum disorders? A perspective

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    David O. Black


    Full Text Available Anecdotal reports suggest that Transcendental Meditation (TM may be helpful for some children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs. In this perspective piece, we present six carefully evaluated individuals with diagnosed ASDs, who appear to have benefitted from TM, and offer some thoughts as to how this technique might help such individuals.

  18. Assessment of Social Competence of Boys with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Problematic Peer Entry, Host Responses, and Evaluations (United States)

    Ronk, Marla J.; Hund, Alycia M.; Landau, Steven


    Anecdotally and empirically, there is clear evidence that children with the Combined subtype of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) experience disturbed peer relations, yet the field has not clearly established the origin of these difficulties. This is the first known investigation to examine the role of peer entry as a means to…

  19. From Parents to Peers: Trajectories in Sources of Academic Influence Grades 4 to 8 (United States)

    Sorensen, Lucy C.; Cook, Philip J.; Dodge, Kenneth A.


    Prior research and anecdotal evidence from educators suggest that classroom peers play a meaningful role in how students learn. However, the literature has failed to consider the dynamic and context-dependent nature of classroom peer influence. Developmental psychology theories suggest that peer influence will increase and family influence will…

  20. Historiography 101 for psychoanalysts. (United States)

    Abrams, Samuel


    I plant to propose an outline for a course for psychoanalytic clinicians called Historiography 101. My presentation is made up of three parts: an argument justifying the proposal, a clinical anecdote to anchor the argument, and a description of what the course might actually look like.

  1. Take It or Leave It: Students' Attitudes about Research Methods (United States)

    Wisecup, Allison K.


    This study employs a cross-sectional design to explore sociology majors' attitudes toward research methods. Survey data from a convenience sample of students enrolled in 16 departments are used to compare the attitudes of students who have and have not completed a research methods course. Despite consistent anecdotal claims that students harbor…

  2. Measuring the effects of class scheduling on student success in ...

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    The guiding question of every educational decision is supposed to be “What is best for the student?” Many secondary schools have experimented with a variety of class scheduling patterns in an effort to maximize teacher expertise as well as student time and access to courses mostly relying on anecdotal data to support ...

  3. CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 23, Number 5, September/October 2010 (United States)


    Copyright 2010 by Carnegie Mellon University. Game-Changing Tools and Practices under way in organizations as diverse as multinational banks...dig and twigs to help them capture termites for food. While some previous co-workers come to mind with this anecdote2, I would like to propose an

  4. Failure Rates in Introductory Programming

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    Bennedsen, Jens; Caspersen, Michael Edelgaard


    It is a common conception that CS1 is a very difficult course and that failure rates are high. However, until now there has only been anecdotal evidence for this claim. This article reports on a survey among institutions around the world regarding failure rates in introductory programming courses...... solid proof of the actual failure and pass rates of CS1....

  5. Introduction to "The Function of Talk in the Writing Conference: A Study of Tutorial Conversation" (United States)

    Pemberton, Michael A.


    "The Function of Talk in the Writing Conference: A Study of Tutorial Conversation" is, the author thinks, an excellent example of what a well-designed analytical study of conversational narratives can reveal. People in this field have long made the claim--anecdotally, for the most part--that writing center tutors occupy a liminal space between…

  6. Zoopharmacognosy

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    behaviour observed in mammals, birds and insects which can be considered as self-medication. Introduction. The concept of self-medication in non-human vertebrates was first proposed by Daniel H Janzen (1978), an ecologist at the. University of Pennsylvania [1]. He is the first one to compile all the anecdotal accounts of ...

  7. Experimental Study of Gender Effects on Language Use in College Students' Email to Faculty (United States)

    Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Daugherty, Timothy K.; Bartkoski, Timothy J.


    Anecdotal reports have arisen regarding gender bias in electronic communication on college campuses. In an experiment designed to test language use in different gender contexts, participants were asked to compose an email to a professor whose gender had been experimentally manipulated. Female students, but not male students, displayed lower…

  8. Collective Contexts in Conversation: Grounding by Proxy (United States)

    Eshghi, Arash; Healey, Patrick G. T.


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that participants in conversation can sometimes act as a coalition. This implies a level of conversational organization in which groups of individuals form a coherent unit. This paper investigates the implications of this phenomenon for psycholinguistic and semantic models of shared context in dialog. We present a…

  9. Three Essays on Information Security Policies (United States)

    Yang, Yubao


    Information security breaches pose a significant and increasing threat to national security and economic well-being. In the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (2003), companies surveyed experienced an average of about 30 attacks per week. Anecdotal evidence suggests that losses from cyber-attacks can run into millions of dollars. The CSI-FBI…

  10. Understanding Bifurcation of Slow Versus Fast Cyber-Attackers

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    van Wieren, Maarten; Doerr, Christian; Jacobs, Vivian; Pieters, Wolter; Livraga, Giovanni; Torra, Vicenç; Aldini, Alessandro; Martinelli, Fabio; Suri, Neeraj


    Anecdotally, the distinction between fast “Smash-and-Grab‿ cyber-attacks on the one hand and slow attacks or “Advanced Persistent Threats‿ on the other hand is well known. In this article, we provide an explanation for this phenomenon as the outcome of an optimization from the perspective of the

  11. Engaging Teachers: Measuring the Impact of Teachers on Student Attendance in Secondary School. CEPA Working Paper No. 17-01 (United States)

    Liu, Jing; Loeb, Susanna


    Both anecdotal and systematic evidence points to the importance of teachers for students' long-run success. Previous research on effective teachers has focused almost exclusively on student test score gains in math and reading. For this study we are able to link middle and high school teachers to the class-attendance of students in their…

  12. Har Gobind Khorana

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    This article provides a brief summary of Har Gobind. Khorana's early years in science including his years as an independent investigator at the British Columbia Research. Council in Vancouver, Canada. It also includes interesting anecdotes about his career and about him as a scientist based on his own writings, including ...

  13. ESL Students' Attitudes toward Punctuation (United States)

    Hirvela, Alan; Nussbaum, Alexander; Pierson, Herbert


    Punctuation is a surprisingly underexplored area of second language writing and learning. The small body of published literature about punctuation tends to look at ways in which punctuation can be taught. Little is known, except anecdotally, about how English as a second language (ESL) students actually feel about using English punctuation,…

  14. Does Problem-Based Learning Improve Problem Solving Skills?--A Study among Business Undergraduates at Malaysian Premier Technical University (United States)

    Kadir, Z. Abdul; Abdullah, N. H.; Anthony, E.; Salleh, B. Mohd; Kamarulzaman, R.


    Problem-based Learning (PBL) approach has been widely used in various disciplines since it is claimed to improve students' soft skills. However, empirical supports on the effect of PBL on problem solving skills have been lacking and anecdotal in nature. This study aimed to determine the effect of PBL approach on students' problem solving skills…

  15. Effects of Clone, Silvicultural, and Miticide Treatments on Cottonwood Leafcurl Mite (Acari: Eriophyidae) Damage in Plantation Populus (United States)

    David R. Coyle


    Aculops lobuliferus (Keifer) is a little known pest of plantation Populus spp., which is capable of causing substantial damage. This is the First documented occurrence of A. lobuliferus in South Carolina. Previous anecdotal data indicated clonal variation in Populus susceptibility to A...

  16. the influence of information and communication technology on ...

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    tices, students in their ideation processes seem to gain ideas on the use of ICT as they interact with technology. Anecdotal evidence indicates that some educators see these tensions as dis- turbing issues and a deviation of the learning outcomes of the pedagogy. The design process and strategies for solving.

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    areas, it was possible to identify malaria resistance to chloroquine that prompted the change of first line treatment from chloroquine only to chloroquine plus sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine in 2002. Results from continuous monitoring of drug efficacy coupled with anecdotal reports of resistance from clinicians in the high ...

  18. Prevalence of remediable disability due to low vision among institutionalised elderly people.

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    Winter, L.J. de; Hoyng, C.B.; Froeling, P.G.A.M.; Meulendijks, C.F.M.; Wilt, G.J. van der


    BACKGROUND: Prevalence of remediable visual disability among institutionalised elderly people, resulting from inappropriate use or non-use of low-vision aids, is reported to be high, but largely rests on anecdotal evidence. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of binocular low vision and underlying

  19. Anabolic steroid usage in athletics: facts, fiction, and public relations. (United States)

    Berning, Joseph M; Adams, Kent J; Stamford, Bryant A


    Anecdotal evidence suggests the widespread usage of anabolic steroids among athletes (20-90%), particularly at the professional and elite amateur levels. In contrast, scientific studies indicate that usage is rare and no higher than 6%. Conclusions from scientific studies suggest that anabolic steroid usage declines progressively from high school to college and beyond; however, anecdotal evidence claims the opposite trend. In this clash between "hard" scientific data vs. "soft" anecdotal information, it is natural that professionals would gravitate toward scientifically based conclusions. However, in the case of anabolic steroids (a stigmatized and illegal substance), should word-of-mouth testimony from individuals closest to the issues--those who have participated in and coached sports, those who have served as drug-testing overseers, and journalists who relentlessly track leads and verify sources--be set aside as irrelevant? Not if a complete picture is to emerge. In this review, hard scientific evidence is placed on the table side-by-side with soft anecdotal evidence, without weighting or bias. The purpose is to allow the opportunity for each to illuminate the other and, in so doing, potentially bring us a step closer to determining the true extent of anabolic steroid usage in athletics.

  20. Use of Videotape Feedback with Severely Disturbed Adolescents. (United States)

    Michel, Jane; Blitstein, Sheldon


    Summarizes the design and effects of a group therapy project using videotape feedback with seriously disturbed adolescents. Offers anecdotal evidence that the feedback facilitated the correction of the participants' distorted body images, low self-esteem, lack of capacity for self-observation, and poor peer relationships. (SS)

  1. "A Long-Legged Fly upon the Stream": Poetry, Memory and the Unconscious (United States)

    Bayley, Nicholas


    In this paper I introduce some concepts from psychoanalysis, a poem, a clinical vignette and a personal anecdote. I am asking what light the knowledge of unconscious processes can throw on the memorisation of poems and therefore what use to the individual can be derived from learning poems by heart. A version of the paper was first given at the…

  2. Winds of Revolution Sweep through Science Education. (United States)

    Krieger, James


    Described is the status of science education reform in 1990. Different groups working on change, demographic trends in the US, student anecdotes, lab operations, the role of Sigma Xi, goals set by the state governors, industry efforts, and programs for the improvement of middle school teachers are discussed. (CW)

  3. I Paid for It, So I Deserve It! Examining Psycho-Educational Variables and Student Consumerist Attitudes to Higher Education (United States)

    Marshall, Jason E.; Fayombo, Grace; Marshall, Rasheda


    There is a growing concern among educators and university administrators that the high cost of tuition fees has encouraged tertiary level students to adopt a "consumerist view" of tertiary education, where education is seen as a service-for-payment. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this belief may cause lecturers to compromise the…

  4. Characterisation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae hybrids selected for ...

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    Wine yeasts (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) vary in their ability to develop the full aroma potential of Sauvignon blanc wine due to an inability to release volatile thiols. Subsequently, the use of 'thiolreleasing' wine yeasts (TRWY) has increased in popularity. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that some commercially ...

  5. Policy Analyses on the Effectiveness of the National University Corporation Act: What Has Changed since 2004? (United States)

    Mizuta, Kensuke; Yanagiura, Takeshi


    (Purpose) While numerous data and research indicate that the fiscal practice of institutions has been influenced by National University Corporation Act (NUCA), what exactly the effect NUCA has had on institutions is not known beyond anecdotal experiences and stories. The contribution of this paper is to provide hard evidence on such institutional…

  6. Lost in the Lifeworld: Technology Help Seeking and Giving on Diverse, Post-Secondary Campuses (United States)

    Tannis, Derek


    Information and communications technology (ICT) is integrated throughout a student's lived experience in their post-secondary learning environment. In order for students with limited or no background with ICT to achieve their academic goals, a central part of their adaptation involves an intensive period of ICT help seeking. Using anecdotes from…

  7. Epidemiology of substance use among secondary school learners in ...

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    Introduction. Adolescent substance use has a number of adverse consequences for both the individual and society. Anecdotal evidence suggested the existence of a serious substance use problem among learners in Atteridgeville, part of the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa. Objectives.

  8. A Novel Phased-Concept Course for the Delivery of Anatomy and Orthopedics Training in Medical Education (United States)

    Klima, Stefan; Hepp, Pierre; Löffler, Sabine; Cornwall, Jon; Hammer, Niels


    Integration of anatomy and clinical teaching is a theoretical ideal, yet there is a worldwide paucity of such amalgamation. These teaching models provide support for medical trainees, an important element in Germany where orthopedic intern numbers have declined and anecdotal evidence suggests disinterest in orthopedics. The aim of the study was to…

  9. Remembering Lewis: Voices in Conversation | Soske | English in ...

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    ... vivid memories of specific moments in his life came together and shared anecdotes of Nkosi. Our panel was made up of novelist and Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer, the poet Oswald Mtshali, best known for his groundbreaking collection of poetry Sounds of a Cowhide Drum, and the veteran photographer Alf Khumalo.1 ...

  10. Radioactivity--Killer or the "Elixir of Life"? (United States)

    Kennedy, Paula


    It is frequently said that a good teacher will spice up their lessons with anecdotes and stories associated with the subject as these help to bring the subject alive. This is true in teaching radioactivity but it is not always easy to find a useful fund of stories--especially for a non-specialist. Paula Kennedy shares the stories and anecdotes…

  11. Approaches to Time-series Catch Data Reconstruction

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    Historical documents, published and unpublished reports, grey literature, databases, surveys, anecdotal information, interviews, and information on processed seafood products were used as sources. When reliable data were available for a number of years, they were used as anchor points to interpolate for missing data,.

  12. Hong Kong Students' Approaches to Learning: Cross-Cultural Comparisons (United States)

    Dasari, Bhoomiah


    Anecdotal evidence abounds in Hong Kong to the effect that students entering tertiary education are predisposed to a "rote" learning approach. With the internalisation of higher education in many countries, there is still insufficient understanding of how Chinese students approach their learning. Except few studies were conducted…

  13. Performance of short implants in partial restorations: 3-year follow-up of Osseotite implants

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    Goene, R.J.; Bianchesi, C.; Huerzeler, M.; Del Lupo, R.; Testori, T.; Davarpanah, M.; Jalbout, Z.


    Short-length implants should be at a performance disadvantage because of the more limited surface area with which to resist occlusal forces. Nevertheless, anecdotal observations find many short implants performing well in different restorative conditions. This retrospective, multicenter study seeks

  14. Visuospatial Superiority in Developmental Dyslexia: Myth or Reality? (United States)

    Brunswick, Nicola; Martin, G. Neil; Marzano, Lisa


    Anecdotal evidence indicates that dyslexia is positively associated with superior visuospatial ability but empirical evidence is inconsistent. We explicitly tested the hypothesis that dyslexia is associated with visuospatial advantage in 20 dyslexic and 21 unimpaired adult readers using paper-and-pencil measures and tests of "everyday"…

  15. An appraisal of medical waste management in four tertiary hospitals ...

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    Background: In the last two decades, the World Health Organisation has issued several position papers and fact sheets on the management of medical wastes and the hazards these wastes pose to man and the environment. However, anecdotal reports from parts of Nigeria show that medical waste is yet to be appreciated ...

  16. Combined Pulmonary Hypertension and Renal Thrombotic Microangiopathy in Cobalamin C Deficiency

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    Komhoff, Martin; Roofthooft, Marcus T.; Westra, Dineke; Teertstra, Thea K.; Losito, Attilio; de Kar, Nicole C. A. J. van; Berger, Rolf M. F.

    Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and renal thrombotic microangiopathy (rTMA) are rare diseases in childhood, frequently leading to death and end-stage renal disease, respectively. Their combined occurrence has been reported anecdotally. We investigated the clinical, biochemical, and genetic

  17. It's Not Rocket Science. (United States)

    Fields, Cheryl D.


    Some colleges and universities claim they can't find "eligible" African-American undergraduates to recruit into science and engineering graduate programs. Those that find and enroll students sometimes fail to graduate them. Experts who are succeeding say it is primarily a matter of will. Statistical and anecdotal information are used in…

  18. Working through the Problems of Study Abroad Using the Methodologies of Religious Studies (United States)

    Siegler, Elijah


    After illustrating the joys of teaching religious studies abroad with an anecdote from my trip to China, I warn of some of its inherent pedagogical and ethical challenges. I argue that teaching some of the "new directions" in religious studies scholarship might address these challenges. These include a turning away from the abstract…

  19. People (United States)


    Featuring relationships, personalities, interactions, environments and reputations involved in physics and education ON THE MAP (160) Greenhead College: getting great A-level results Kerry Parker PERSONALITY (161) Physics, sex and politics Lynda Williams, the Physics Chanteuse TEACHING ANECDOTES (163) Yuri Gagarin

  20. Recent acceleration of Sea level rise in Mauritius and Rodrigues ...

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    Physical evidence and anecdotes indicate that coastal erosion has also increased in the region. However, no long term series of reliable data on coastal ero- sion is available to determine if there is any linkage between the recent accelerated SLR and the observed increase in coastal erosion in Mauritius and Rodrigues.

  1. Recreational Prescription Drug Use among College Students (United States)

    Kolek, Ethan A.


    The purpose of this study was to explore recreational prescription drug use among undergraduate students. Although anecdotal accounts on this subject abound, empirical research is extremely limited. Data from a survey of a random sample of 734 students at a large public research university in the Northeast were examined. Results indicate that a…

  2. Quality Assurance: Adapting SERVQUAL to Measure the Perceived Quality of Pre-Service Teachers' Teaching Practice Experience (United States)

    Oliver, Henry; Koeberg, Jeremy


    This article describes a work in progress study which extends traditional quality assurance mechanisms through the application of the SERVQUAL instrument. It assesses the difference between pre-service teacher expectations and actual experience during a Teaching Practice period. Anecdotal evidence points to students being the recipients of poor…

  3. A New Business: Redirecting Black Youth from the Illegal Economy (United States)

    Cox Edmondson, Vickie


    Young Black males are an at-risk group for earning a living through illegal activities in the U.S. As with most at-risk groups, concerted efforts have been made to help prepare them to become viable contributors and valued members of society. Anecdotal evidence shows that faculty members have also tried to reach out and influence young Black males…

  4. Can f 1 levels in hair and homes of different dog breeds: Lack of evidence to describe any dog breed as hypoallergenic

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    Vredegoor, D.W.; Willemse, T.; Chapman, M.D.; Heederik, D.J.J.; Krop, E.J.M.


    BACKGROUND Certain dog breeds are described and marketed as being "hypoallergenic" on the basis of anecdotal reports that these dogs are better tolerated by patients allergic to dogs. OBJECTIVE These observations were investigated by comparing Can f 1 (major dog [Canis familiaris] allergen) levels

  5. climatic condition of calabar as typified by some meteorological ...

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    warming trend. Anecdotal wind trend studies done in several places tend to support this decreasing trend in. Nigeria, (Ayoade, 1980; Ojosu and Salawu, 1990). The physical and emotional wellbeing of man depend to a large extend on the climatic conditions around him especially on matters of health, energy and comfort.

  6. LSD: Still with Us after All These Years. (United States)

    Henderson, Leigh A., Ed.; Glass, William J., Ed.

    This volume offers insight for parents, counselors, and educators as to why young people in the 1990s are using LSD--its appeal, the experience, and where kids are getting it. Current studies and anecdotes are woven with recent statistics to create a clear picture of contemporary LSD use. The introduction offers some history and background on the…

  7. A Research Agenda for Geospatial Technologies and Learning (United States)

    Baker, Tom R.; Battersby, Sarah; Bednarz, Sarah W.; Bodzin, Alec M.; Kolvoord, Bob; Moore, Steven; Sinton, Diana; Uttal, David


    Knowledge around geospatial technologies and learning remains sparse, inconsistent, and overly anecdotal. Studies are needed that are better structured; more systematic and replicable; attentive to progress and findings in the cognate fields of science, technology, engineering, and math education; and coordinated for multidisciplinary approaches.…

  8. Not an Inexhaustible Resource: Valuation and Depreciation of Library Collections in the Queensland Department of Education. (United States)

    Cram, Jennifer


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that valuation of library collections is not being addressed by library managers, despite the growing popularity of accrual accounting in publicly funded institutions. This article discusses the implications of asset valuation and describes the development and implementation a method for valuing the library collections…

  9. How Do School Librarians Perceive Dispositions for Learning and Social Responsibility? (United States)

    Arnone, Marilyn


    This article discusses the implication of the study involving school librarians regarding how they perceive dispositions for learning and social responsibility. It also presents descriptive results of the most common areas discussed by participants, and provides anecdotal data from the transcripts and some subjective impressions of the researcher.…

  10. The effect of consignment to broodmare Sales on physiological stress measured by faecal glucocorticoid metabolites in pregnant Thoroughbred mares.

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    Schulman, Martin; Becker, Annet; Ganswindt, Stefanie; Guthrie, Alan; Stout, Tom; Ganswindt, Andre


    BACKGROUND: Validation of a method for the minimally-invasive measurement of physiological stress will help understanding of risk factors that may contribute to stress-associated events including recrudescence of Equid herpesvirus (EHV), which is anecdotally associated with sales consignment of

  11. The Experimental Detection of an Emotional Response to the Idea of Evolution (United States)

    Bland, Mark W.; Morrison, Elizabeth


    Evolution is widely regarded as biology's unifying theme, yet rates of rejection of evolutionary science remain high. Anecdotal evidence suggests that cognitive dissonance leading to an emotional response is a barrier to learning about and accepting evolution. We explored the hypothesis that students whose worldviews may be inconsistent with the…

  12. Towards the Katakanization of English in Japan: Implications for Language Learning. (United States)

    Reedy, Sean

    This study investigated the extent to which foreign words have become assimilated into the Japanese lexicon during the decade of the 1990s. Since the 1980s, a number of linguists and educators have argued that the rate of loan word absorption into Japanese has increased dramatically. However, most of the studies are speculative or anecdotal. This…

  13. The audit committee : Management watchdog or personal friend of the CEO?

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    Bruynseels, L.M.L.; Cardinaels, E.


    To ensure that audit committees provide sufficient oversight over the auditing process and quality of financial reporting, legislators have imposed stricter requirements on the independence of audit committee members. Although many audit committees appear to be “fully” independent, anecdotal

  14. Download this PDF file

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    Department of Community Health and Primary Health Care, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital,. Sagamu. KEY WORDS: Female genital. Cutting. Hausa. Sagamu ... Context: Female genital cutting is a prevalent practice in many parts of Nigeria but anecdotal ..... As expected of a patriarchal society, fathers mainly.

  15. Conflict cultures in organizations: How leaders shape conflict cultures and their organizational-level consequences

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    Gelfand, M.J.; Leslie, L.M.; Keller, K.; de Dreu, C.K.W.


    Anecdotal evidence abounds that organizations have distinct conflict cultures, or socially shared norms for how conflict should be managed. However, research to date has largely focused on conflict management styles at the individual and small group level, and has yet to examine whether

  16. Management of perceived mental health problems by spiritual healers

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    2Department of Behavioural Sciences, University of Ilorin, Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria. 3Department of Mental Health, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Abstract. Objective: Anecdotal .... witchcraft (93.3%), cannabis (86.7%), punishment for sins. (73.3%), supernatural causes ...

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    Laboratory of Molecular Biology, it was housed in a modest building buried inside the majesty of the famous ... discovery of the structure of DNA, I hesitated. Accounts like this often are anecdotal and not interesting ... the history of the Cambridge colleges, as an unfortunate mistake of the past. Consequently, he refused to ...

  18. An Honors Koan: Selling Water by the River (United States)

    Portnoy, Jeffrey A.


    Since Jerry Herron begins his forum essay, "Notes toward an Excellent Marxist-Elitist Honors Admissions Policy," with his anecdotal True Genealogical Confessions, Jeffery Portnoy, writes here that he feels feel obligated to begin in a similar mode. One side of Portnoy's family was in the real estate business in St. Louis, and the other…

  19. The Elephants Teach: Creative Writing since 1880 (United States)

    Myers, David Gershom


    When Vladimir Nabokov was up for a chair in literature at Harvard, the linguist Roman Jakobson protested: "What's next? Shall we appoint elephants to teach zoology?" That anecdote, with which D. G. Myers begins "The Elephants Teach", perfectly frames the issues this book tackles. Myers explores more than a century of debate over how writing should…

  20. Bringing Black History Home: Oral Sketches of the Black Experience from Africa to Montgomery to Bedford-Stuyvesant. (United States)

    Levine, Richard

    This guide describes how to implement an interdisciplinary black history project designed to explore black experiences through a combination of personal anecdotes and text research. The program was designed by a teacher at Satellite East Junior High School in Brooklyn (New York). An introduction gives an overview of the structure and aims of the…

  1. Creative production by angry people peaks early on, decreases over time, and is relatively unstructured

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    Baas, Matthijs; De Dreu, Carsten K. W.; Nijstad, Bernard A.


    Anecdotes and introspective reports from eminent scientists and artists aside, a systematic test of the putative creativity-enhancing effect of anger is missing. This article fills this void with three experiments examining creativity as a function of anger (vs. sad or a mood-neutral control state).

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    ... of the SAPS crime statistics for 2009/10. Abstract PDF · Vol 33 (2010) - Articles On the record: Interview with Frikkie Venter, G4S Managing Director: Care and Justice Services Abstract PDF · Vol 32 (2010) - Articles Of Nigerians, albinos, satanists and anecdotes: A critical review of the HSRC report on human trafficking

  3. A Review of the Roles of Pet Animals in Psychotherapy and With the Elderly. (United States)

    Brickel, Clark M.


    A survey of case histories, anecdotal evidence and pilot studies shows that, as therapeutic adjuncts, pet animals facilitate rapport and enrich the treatment milieu. Pets enhance the lives of their owners in the community. Pet-facilitated psychotherapy can increase social interaction, provide comfort, and reinforce feelings of independence.…

  4. Notes on foraging activity of female Myotis leibii in Maryland (United States)

    Joshua B. Johnson; J. Edward Gates; W. Mark Ford


    Information on home range and habitat characteristics of eastern small-footed myotis (Myotis leibii) consist only of anecdotal accounts and unpublished research despite the need for such data for conservation of this rare species. We used radio telemetry to determine foraging site selection of four female eastern small-footed myotis in Allegany...

  5. The demographics and regeneration dynamic of hickory in second-growth temperate forest (United States)

    Aaron B. Lefland; Marlyse C. Duguid; Randall S. Morin; Mark S. Ashton


    Hickory (Carya spp.) is an economically and ecologically important genus to the eastern deciduous forest of North America. Yet, much of our knowledge about the genus comes from observational and anecdotal studies that examine the genus as a whole, or from research that examines only one species, in only one part of its range. Here, we use data sets...

  6. A Working Relationship: The Job Development Specialist's Guide to Successful Partnerships with Business. (United States)

    Fabian, Ellen S.; And Others

    This book offers a business-centered approach to obtaining employment for people with disabilities. Using examples and anecdotes from the business world, the book focuses on business concepts such as mutual return on investment, high quality service, and customer satisfaction. Building on these concepts, job-placement professionals will be able to…

  7. WindVOiCe, a Self-Reporting Survey: Adverse Health Effects, Industrial Wind Turbines, and the Need for Vigilance Monitoring (United States)

    Krogh, Carmen M. E.; Gillis, Lorrie; Kouwen, Nicholas; Aramini, Jeff


    Industrial wind turbines have been operating in many parts of the globe. Anecdotal reports of perceived adverse health effects relating to industrial wind turbines have been published in the media and on the Internet. Based on these reports, indications were that some residents perceived they were experiencing adverse health effects. The purpose…

  8. The Red Flags of Persuasion. (United States)

    Jacobs, Don Trent


    Analyzes the discourse of radio personality Rush Limbaugh, pointing out that he uses the following rhetorical strategies to deliver his political message: anecdotes, stories, and metaphors; double bind; contingency; rapport; authority; humor; emotional words; pacing; questions; missing words; and absolutes. (PA)

  9. Classroom R -ESONAN--CE--INovember

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    knowledge of imaginary numbers) topology> theory of probability, etc. is needed on the part of the reader. And, of course, a felicity with large numbers is necessary. The book covers all this mathematical ground in the typical Gamow style - that is, with the help of legends, anecdotes, games, treasure hunts and humour.

  10. Mineral nutrient content of commonly consumed leafy vegetables in ...

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    Leafy vegetables serve as the base of soups, a significant component of Ghanaian food recipes. The varying climatic conditions across Ghana and inefficient food distribution channels have resulted in the existence of different food crops in different regions. Anecdotally, Ghanaians generally believe that the consumption of ...

  11. "Work and Leisure in Country Schools in Wyoming." Country School Legacy: Humanities on the Frontier. (United States)

    Gulliford, Andrew; And Others

    The country school legacy of Wyoming is rich in history, folklore, and tradition. Materials (many anecdotal) gathered from school records, oral histories, autobiographies, and memoirs provide glimpses into the diverse and demanding role of frontier teachers (who were mostly female and, by contract requirement, usually single) and the work and…

  12. How to Get Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy or Brain Injury: Navigating Insurance Denials, Red Tape, and Other Challenges (United States)

    Console, Richard P., Jr.


    Medical professionals who use hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) say that recent studies, as well as anecdotal evidence, indicate that this treatment significantly improves the lives of many children with cerebral palsy and other types of chronic brain injury. So why do many children with these diagnoses not have access to this treatment? Simply…

  13. ÉTUDE DE CAS — Amérique latine : Un point de départ pour le ...

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    alimentation de sa famille, « el doctor » avait simplement récolté à la hâte son propre maïs avant d'aller aider son voisin à planter des tomates. Cette anecdote illustre bien les difficultés de ce genre de projet et la nécessité de ...

  14. Exploring the Impact of Facebook and Myspace Use on First-Year Students' Sense of Belonging and Persistence Decisions (United States)

    Strayhorn, Terrell L.


    In recent years, scholars have focused on students' use of social networking sites (SNSs) such as Myspace and Facebook. Research about such technologies is largely descriptive or based on theoretical assumptions and anecdotal evidence, although some authors have studied frequency of use, adoption of technology, and computer usage among college…

  15. The Medical and Social Consequences of Alcohol Abuse

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    The Medical and Social Consequences of Alcohol Abuse. First of Two Articles. Dr Eluzai Hakim, FRCP Consultant Physician,. St Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight. PO30 5TG UK*. Introduction. The prevalence of alcohol related illness in the. Southern Sudan is unknown, though there is anecdotal information that ...

  16. Special Report: Fluoridation of Water. (United States)

    Hileman, Bette


    Reviews the controversy regarding water fluoridation in the United States during the last 50 years. Discusses the current status; benefits; and health risks including skeletal fluorosis, kidney disease, hypersensitivity, mutagenic effects, birth defects, and cancer. Presents statistics and anecdotal accounts. (CW)

  17. Women's labour and economic globalisation: a participatory workshop created by Alternative Women in Development (Alt-WID). (United States)

    Barton, C; Nazombei, E


    This article describes the aims, methods, materials and topics used in a participatory workshop created by Alternative Women in Development. The organization aims to bridge the gaps in analyzing human rights and economic justice in both North and South from a feminist perspective through a workshop. This workshop considers the varied roles that women play in the global economy and features a series of anecdotes to illustrate the diverse ways in which globalization affects women in all regions worldwide. The workshop runs for a minimum of 3 hours and is structured as follows: introduction; plenary: identifying the human rights of the women; small-group work, plenary: building a group analysis and discussion of alternatives to the existing policies; and individual and plenary evaluations. Furthermore, four anecdotes used at the workshop are presented. Among the outcomes of the workshop included the identification of the problem causes and development of strategies for action.

  18. Determination of the acute toxicity of isoniazid to three invasive carp species and rainbow trout in static exposures (United States)

    Schreier, Theresa M.; Hubert, Terrance D.


    Three invasive fishes of considerable concern to aquatic resource managers are the Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (bighead carp),Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (silver carp), and Ctenopharyngodon idella (grass carp), collectively known as Asian carps. There is a need for an effective chemical control agent for Asian carps. Isoniazid was identified as a potential toxicant for grass carp. The selective toxicity of isoniazid to grass carp was verified as a response to an anecdotal report received in 2013. In addition, the toxicity of isoniazid to bighead carp, silver carp, and Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) was evaluated. Isoniazid was not toxic to grass carp at the reported anecdotal concentration, which was 13 milligrams per liter. Isoniazid (130 milligrams per liter) was not selectively toxic to bighead carp, silver carp, or grass carp when compared to rainbow trout.

  19. Computer Algebra Recipes for Mathematical Physics

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    Enns, Richard H


    Over two hundred novel and innovative computer algebra worksheets or "recipes" will enable readers in engineering, physics, and mathematics to easily and rapidly solve and explore most problems they encounter in their mathematical physics studies. While the aim of this text is to illustrate applications, a brief synopsis of the fundamentals for each topic is presented, the topics being organized to correlate with those found in traditional mathematical physics texts. The recipes are presented in the form of stories and anecdotes, a pedagogical approach that makes a mathematically challenging subject easier and more fun to learn. Key features: * Uses the MAPLE computer algebra system to allow the reader to easily and quickly change the mathematical models and the parameters and then generate new answers * No prior knowledge of MAPLE is assumed; the relevant MAPLE commands are introduced on a need-to-know basis * All MAPLE commands are indexed for easy reference * A classroom-tested story/anecdote format is use...

  20. Accommodating the medical use of marijuana: surveying the differing legal approaches in Australia, the United States and Canada. (United States)

    Bogdanoski, Tony


    While the scientific and medical communities continue to be divided on the therapeutic benefits and risks of cannabis use, anecdotal evidence from medical users themselves suggests that using cannabis is indeed improving their quality of life by alleviating their pain and discomfort. Notwithstanding the benefits anecdotally claimed by these medical users and the existence of some scientific studies confirming their claims, criminal drug laws in all Australian and most United States jurisdictions continue to prohibit the possession, cultivation and supply of cannabis even for medical purposes. However, in contrast to Australia and most parts of the United States, the medical use of cannabis has been legal in Canada for about a decade. This article reviews these differing legal and regulatory approaches to accommodating the medical use of cannabis (namely, marijuana) as well as some of the challenges involved in legalising it for medical purposes.

  1. A discussion of nursing students' experiences of culture shock during an international clinical placement and the clinical facilitators' role. (United States)

    Maginnis, Cathy; Anderson, Judith


    This paper examines the meaning and experience of culture shock for nursing students undertaking an international clinical placement (ICP) and the role of the clinical facilitator. Oberg's four stages of adapting to culture shock were aligned to anecdotal conversations with nursing students on an ICP. All four stages were identified in anecdotal conversations with the students. Support by the accompanying clinical facilitator is pivotalin overcoming culture shock and maximising the learning experience. It is essential that students are prepared for the change in cultural norms and are supported by the academic staff to work through the processes required to adapt to culture shock. Planning and preparation prior to departure is essential to assist with managing culture shock with an emphasis on the inclusion of cultural norms and beliefs. The role of the facilitator is crucial to guide and support the students through the culture shock process.

  2. The early history of x-ray diagnosis with emphasis on the contributions of physics 1895-1915

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    Mould, R.F.


    The contribution of physics to the development of X-ray diagnosis was vital in the early years of this century following Rontgen's discovery 1895-1915. The sections are presented in a logical order beginning with the discovery of X-rays, followed by X-ray tube technology to the advent of the hot cathode Coolidge tube, with the third and final section covering diagnostic radiology physics. It has been compiled from personal research over 35 years in libraries worldwide, drawing on textbooks, journals, popular magazines, newspapers, X-ray company catalogues and museum exhibits. I have included a certain amount of anecdotal information, because after all, much of the early commentaries were indeed anecdotal - and make very interesting reading. Finally it is commented that although this review is devoted to X-ray diagnosis, X-ray therapy should not be forgotten, and readers are referred to another review by the author on early therapeutic advances. (Author)

  3. Welfare assessment in transgenic pigs expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP)

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    Huber, Reinhard C.; Remuge, Liliana; Carlisle, Ailsa


    Since large animal transgenesis has been successfully attempted for the first time about 25 years ago, the technology has been applied in various lines of transgenic pigs. Nevertheless one of the concerns with the technology—animal welfare—has not been approached through systematic assessment...... and statements regarding the welfare of transgenic pigs have been based on anecdotal observations during early stages of transgenic programs. The main aim of the present study was therefore to perform an extensive welfare assessment comparing heterozygous transgenic animals expressing GFP with wildtype animals...... months. The absence of significant differences between GFP and wildtype animals in the parameters observed suggests that the transgenic animals in question are unlikely to suffer from deleterious effects of transgene expression on their welfare and thus support existing anecdotal observations of pigs...

  4. Creative cognition, conceptual combination, and the creative writing of Stephen R. Donaldson. (United States)

    Ward, T B


    This article explores the reported use of conceptual combination in Stephen R. Donaldson's development of the idea for his award-winning fantasy series. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. Donaldson's (1991) own account is used to illustrate the general principles of a creative cognition approach to understanding creativity as well as the more specific role of the basic process of conceptual combination. The links between Donaldson's and others' anecdotal accounts of creativity and laboratory investigations are assessed. The article concludes with an argument for a "convergence" approach in which information from anecdotal accounts and laboratory studies is combined to provide a more complete picture of creative functioning than either approach alone can offer.

  5. Ancient loons stories Pingree told me

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    Davis, Philip J


    The book is a collection of short stories, small anecdotes in the life of some historical characters. More concretely, it focuses on the oddities and singularities of some well-known historical figures, not only in science, but also in arts, politics and social sciences. … the book shows the fascination for ancient history, the treasures hidden in original sources and the importance of exploring unusual connections.-Javier Martinez, The European Mathematical Society, January 2013… a rambling, illuminating and thoroughly enjoyable bio/autobiographical and historical sketch, setting Pingree's immense erudition in its professional and intellectual context. Besides a string of amusing and intriguing anecdotes plentifully sprinkled with photos and sketches, this small volume supplies a valuable reminder of how complex, surprising and just plain strange the history of the exact sciences can be.-Kim Plofker, MAA Reviews, October 2012.

  6. Creative cognition as a window on creativity. (United States)

    Ward, Thomas B


    The creative cognition approach views creativity as the generation of novel and appropriate products through the application of basic cognitive processes to existing knowledge structures. It relies on converging evidence from anecdotal accounts of creativity and tightly controlled laboratory studies designed to examine the processes that are assumed to operate in those anecdotes. Specific examples of creative cognition studies are described in detail with a particular focus on research concerned with accessing conceptual information at varying levels of abstraction and combining previously separate concepts. Important aspects of the design of these studies are delineated, including the main creative tasks, properties of the materials used, characteristics of responses observed, including their originality and practicality, participant and rater attributes, and the relations among these and other study aspects. Other issues addressed are generality across materials, populations, and situations, as well as causal versus correlational connections among processes, structures and creative outcomes.

  7. [Medicine is a joke: humorous depictions of physicians in the Santuário da Trindade newspaper]. (United States)

    Galvão, Andréia Márcia de Castro; Oliveira, Eliézer Cardoso de


    This article analyzes representations of medical knowledge in Goiás in the early decades of the twentieth century through anecdotes and articles in the Catholic newspaper Santuário da Trindade, which circulated from 1922 to 1931. The anecdotes reflect a certain distancing from the modernization of medicine and ridicule medical science, demonstrating what Bakhtin characterized as the irreverence of popular culture in relation to serious institutions. On the other hand, medical knowledge was greatly esteemed in the paper's articles, and served to legitimize the moralizing discourse of its editors. Therefore, in the same newspaper this knowledge was simultaneously represented respectfully and mocked, revealing the complexity of how changes in medical practices during the period were absorbed.

  8. Use of ustekinumab for severe refractory atopic dermatitis in a young teenager. (United States)

    Wlodek, C; Hewitt, H; Kennedy, C T


    When conventional systemic immunosuppressive treatments fail in the setting of severe eczema, unlike in psoriasis, there are limited treatment options and only anecdotal evidence to help guide clinicians. There is a growing body of evidence for the use of certain biologic agents for moderate to severe eczema. We report the youngest case to date successfully and safely treated with ustekinumab for severe refractory atopic dermatitis. © 2016 British Association of Dermatologists.

  9. Essentials of artificial intelligence

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    Ginsberg, Matt


    Since its publication, Essentials of Artificial Intelligence has beenadopted at numerous universities and colleges offering introductory AIcourses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Based on the author'scourse at Stanford University, the book is an integrated, cohesiveintroduction to the field. The author has a fresh, entertaining writingstyle that combines clear presentations with humor and AI anecdotes. At thesame time, as an active AI researcher, he presents the materialauthoritatively and with insight that reflects a contemporary, first hand

  10. Understanding Fear of Failure in Entrepreneurship: A Cognitive Process Framework


    James Hayton; Gabriella Cacciotti; Andreas Giazitzoglu; J. Robert Mitchell; Chris Ainge


    There is a broadly held assumption within the entrepreneurship literature that fear of failure is always and only an inhibitor of entrepreneurial behavior. However, anecdotal evidence and psychological theory suggest that this assumption is flawed. If fear stimulates greater striving in some cases or situations, then perhaps it can be a friend as much as a foe. The motivating value of fear may have consequences for the reactions, decisions, health and well-being of the entrepreneur. Unfortuna...

  11. PSA testing anxiety, psychological morbidity, and PSA utility in the management of prostate cancer.


    Micsunescu, Anamaria Elia


    Anecdotal reports from urologists and medical oncologists have suggested that patients with prostate cancer (PCa) often present with anxiety related to ongoing monitoring of their PSA levels as part of their disease management. The purpose of the current study, therefore, was to determine the prevalence and severity of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing anxiety in a population of patients with either localised or metastatic PCa living in Australia. Other aspects of psychological morbidit...

  12. Do Millennials read books or blogs? Introducing a media usage typology of the internet generation


    Kilian, Thomas; Hennigs, Nadine; Langner, Sascha


    Purpose: Millennials, the Net Generation, and digital natives all represent the same, fervently discussed phenomenon, especially in the education sciences. As the terms suggest, the main idea behind this phenomenon is that the younger generation embraces new media far more comprehensively than the older generations. However, the literature is mostly based on anecdotal evidence. To date, surprisingly little empirical research exists on the media use of the "Internet Generation". In this paper,...

  13. Antidepressant-like activity and modulation of brain monoaminergic transmission by blockade of anandamide hydrolysis


    Gobbi, G.; Bambico, F. R.; Mangieri, R.; Bortolato, M.; Campolongo, P.; Solinas, M.; Cassano, T.; Morgese, M. G.; Debonnel, G.; Duranti, A.; Tontini, A.; Tarzia, G.; Mor, M.; Trezza, V.; Goldberg, S. R.


    Although anecdotal reports suggest that cannabis may be used to alleviate symptoms of depression, the psychotropic effects and abuse liability of this drug prevent its therapeutic application. The active constituent of cannabis, Δ 9 -tetrahydrocannabinol, acts by binding to brain CB 1 cannabinoid receptors, but an alternative approach might be to develop agents that amplify the actions of endogenous cannabinoids by blocking their deactivation. Here, we show that URB597, a selective inhibito...

  14. Effect of NAFTA on Mexico's Income Distribution in the Presence of Migration


    Garduno-Rivera, Rafael


    This paper asks how NAFTA affected income distribution within Mexico considering changes in internal migration. Trade liberalization should theoretically increase the income of low-skilled workers in low-skilled labor-abundant developing countries. Thus, by increasing the wages of poorer workers, one might expect that trade will decrease income disparity. However, anecdotal evidence indicates that NAFTA increased the gap between rich and poor in Mexico. Understanding the distributional effect...

  15. Effect of Tariff Liberalization on Mexico’s Income Distribution in the presence of Migration


    Garduno-Rivera, Rafael; Baylis, Katherine R.


    This paper studies how the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) affected income distribution within Mexico given internal migration. In low-skilled labor-abundant developing countries, trade liberalization should theoretically increase the income of low-skilled workers, decreasing income disparity. However, anecdotal evidence indicates that NAFTA increased the gap between rich and poor in Mexico, and empirical evidence is mixed (Chiquiar, 2005; Nicita, 2009; Hanson, 2007). Because trad...

  16. Patterns and Determinants of Off-Farm Migration: Transfer frictions and persistency of relative income gaps


    Olper, Alessandro; Raimondi, Valentina; Bertoni, Danilo; Cavicchioli, Daniele


    The inter-sectoral migration of agricultural labour is a complex but fundamental process of economic development largely affected by the growth of agricultural productivity and the evolution of the agricultural relative income gap. Theory and some recent anecdotal evidence suggest that as an effect of large fixed and sunk costs of out-farm migration, the productivity gap between the agricultural and non-agricultural sectors should behave non-monotonically or following a U-shaped evolution dur...

  17. Forced Displacement: Legal Versus Illegal Crops


    Palacios Rojas, Paola Andrea


    Anecdotal evidence suggests that, in stateless regions in Colombia, the establishment of oil palm 1 plantations generates more forced migration than the introduction of coca crops. We provide a theoretical model to study this phenomenon where an agent, allied with the illegal armed group that controls a region, chooses between buying an agricultural good from peasants or producing it himself by evicting farmers from their lands. We compare two crops that differ in their labor intensity. Resul...

  18. Plagiarism In English Language Theses In Indonesia

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    Full Text Available This article argues that plagiarism in Indonesia exists due to some reasons. The reasons range from the requirements on the part of the students to adhere to uniformity in terms of thesis format to failure on the part of the government to effectively enforce a regulation dealing with plagiarism. Anecdotal observations as a student in one Indonesian university will give color to the discussion throughout this article. A recommendation to subdue plagiarism in Indonesia will conclude the article.

  19. Sleep in Elite Athletes and Nutritional Interventions to Enhance Sleep


    Halson, Shona L.


    Sleep has numerous important physiological and cognitive functions that may be particularly important to elite athletes. Recent evidence, as well as anecdotal information, suggests that athletes may experience a reduced quality and/or quantity of sleep. Sleep deprivation can have significant effects on athletic performance, especially submaximal, prolonged exercise. Compromised sleep may also influence learning, memory, cognition, pain perception, immunity and inflammation. Furthermore, chang...

  20. Unlocking the relationship between corporate entrepreneurship and performance


    Fiş, Ahmet Murat; Fis, Ahmet Murat; Çetindamar, Dilek; Cetindamar, Dilek


    Corporate entrepreneurship is the implementation of a value creation process in an organizational setting. Consistent with the Schumpeterian understanding of entrepreneurship, a "new combination" that should directly affect the performance of the firm is formed; and the process of forming this new combination manifests itself as an outcome of a complex social mechanism affected by internal and external factors. However, in spite of the biasing anecdotal evidence, conventional wisdom, and tend...

  1. Unlocking the relationship between corporate entrepreneurship and performance


    Fiş, Ahmet Murat; Fis, Ahmet Murat


    Corporate entrepreneurship is the implementation of a value creation process in an organizational setting. Consistent with the Schumpeterian understanding of entrepreneurship, a “new combination” that should directly affect the performance of the firm is formed; and the process of forming this new combination manifests itself as an outcome of a complex social mechanism affected by internal and external factors. However, in spite of the biasing anecdotal evidence, conventional wisdom, and tend...

  2. Spatial Agglomeration, Technology and Outsourcing of Knowledge Intensive Business Services Empirical Insights from Italy


    Antonietti, Roberto; Cainelli, Giulio


    Aim of this paper is to explore the main drivers of outsourcing of knowledge intensive business services by Italian manufacturing firms. While anecdotal and empirical evidence has emphasized labour cost and scale economies as behind firms’ choices to outsource production or service activities, here we focus on spatial agglomeration and technology as important factors. Using microeconomic data on a repeated cross-section of Italian manufacturing firms for the period 1998-2003, we develop a two...

  3. Institutional obstacles to doing business : region-by-region results from a worldwide survey of the private sector


    BRUNETTI, AYMO AART OLIVER; Kisunko,Gregory; Weder,Beatrice Silvia


    Case studies and anecdotal evidence have suggested that uncertainty about policies, laws, and regulations has hampered development of the private sector in many developing countries. The authors present results from a new cross-country survey that provides comparable data on local investors'problem in dealing with the state. The survey was conducted in 69 countries and covers more than 3,600 entrepreneurs. The questionnaire asked 25 questions about investors'perceptions about such issues as t...

  4. Assessment of Life Cycle Information Exchanges (LCie): Understanding the Value-Added Benefit of a COBie Process (United States)


    during design, construction, and commis- sioning. Designers provide floor space and equipment types. Contractors provide make, model, and serial and validation of product data. Anecdotal evidence indicates that design consultants spend a large amount of time extracting requirements...and dental building. The Medical Clinic’s statistics are: • Size: 49,571 SF • # of Product Types: 155 ERDC/CERL CR-13-6 90 • # of Components

  5. Preliminary evidence that ketamine inhibits spreading depolarizations in acute human brain injury

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    Sakowitz, Oliver W; Kiening, Karl L; Krajewski, Kara L


    , they cause or augment damage in the ischemic brain. A fraction of spreading depolarizations is abolished by N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonists. Summary of Case- In 2 patients with severe acute brain injury (traumatic and spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage), spreading depolarizations were inhibited...... by the noncompetitive N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist ketamine. This restored electrocorticographic activity. CONCLUSIONS: These anecdotal electrocorticographic findings suggest that ketamine has an inhibitory effect on spreading depolarizations in humans. This is of potential interest for future...

  6. Improving Clinical Practice: What Dentists Need to Know about the Association between Dental Fear and a History of Sexual Violence Victimisation


    Larijani, Houman Hadad; Guggisberg, Marika


    Anecdotal evidence suggests lack of dentist knowledge and uncertainty about how clinical practice can be improved when dealing with victims of sexual violence. This systematic review presents a synthesis of the available literature, which examined the association between dental fear and a history of sexual violence victimisation. All studies indicated, to various degrees, that dental fear is associated with a history of sexual violence victimisation. The analysis identified several common the...

  7. The role of rose hip (Rosa canina L) powder in alleviating arthritis pain and inflammation – part II animal and human studies


    Marstr; K; Campbell-Tofte J


    Kristian Marstrand,1 Joan Campbell-Tofte2 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Elverum Hospital, Elverum, Norway; 2Coordinating Research Unit, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark Abstract: Rosa canina fruits (often known as rose hip) have been used in herbal remedies since ancient times. On the basis of anecdotal reports about the effects of rose hip preparations on human health and citations to the same in ancient texts, in vitro and in vivo studies have bee...

  8. The role of rose hip (Rosa canina L) powder in alleviating arthritis pain and inflammation – part II animal and human studies


    Marstrand, Kristian; Campbell-Tofte,Joan


    Kristian Marstrand,1 Joan Campbell-Tofte2 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Elverum Hospital, Elverum, Norway; 2Coordinating Research Unit, Frederiksberg University Hospital, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark Abstract: Rosa canina fruits (often known as rose hip) have been used in herbal remedies since ancient times. On the basis of anecdotal reports about the effects of rose hip preparations on human health and citations to the same in ancient texts, in vitro and in vivo studies have bee...

  9. Dislocation and relocation: clarsach and live electronics


    MacDonald, Alistair


    In writing The Salutation (clarsach and electroacoustic sound) for harpist Catriona McKay in 2002, I wanted to create something which celebrated the history and music of the instrument itself, using studio technology to create a bridge between idiomatic writing for the instrument and environmental/anecdotal sound, including the voice, which referenced place and time. This paper will chart and reflect on the collaborative work we have done together since then, describing our methodology fo...

  10. What Do Entrepreneurs Talk About When They Talk About Failure?

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    Gartner, William B.; Ingram, Amy E.

    : Entrepreneurs discuss failure as part of the social norm of entrepreneurship. Failure is paradoxically related to success. Entrepreneurs tend to characterize failure as positive and discuss positive failure using temporal (e.g., “fail fast”) and scalable (e.g., “leverage it”) language. Finally, entrepreneurs...... rarely recount personal stories or anecdotes about failure: they tended to talk in clichés....

  11. Pet dogs improve family functioning and reduce anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder


    Wright, Hannah; Hall, Sophie; Hames, Annette; Hardiman, Jessica; Mills, Richard; Mills, Daniel


    Jessica Hardiman*†, Richard Mills‡ , PAWS Project Team† and Daniel Mills* * University of Lincoln, School of Life Sciences, Joseph Banks Laboratories, UK † Dogs for the Disables, Frances Hay Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK ‡ Research Autism, Adam House, London, UK ABSTRACT There is increasing evidence to suggest that dogs are beneficial for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in therapy sessions, and anecdotal reports suggest that dogs may have wi...

  12. What Butterfly Effect? The Contextual Differences in Public Perceptions of the Health Risk Posed by Climate Change


    Stoutenborough, James; Kirkpatrick, Kellee; Field, M.; Vedlitz, Arnold


    One of the most difficult aspects of persuading the public to support climate change policy is the lack of recognition that climate change will likely have a direct impact on an individual’s life. Anecdotal evidence and arguments within the media suggest that those who are skeptical of climate change are more likely to believe that the negative externalities associated with climate change will be experienced by others, and, therefore, are not a concern to that individual. This project examine...

  13. How Responsive is Female Labour Supply to Child Care Costs: New Australian Estimates


    Gong, Xiaodong; Breunig, Robert; King, Anthony


    The degree of responsiveness of Australian women's labour supply to child care cost has been a matter of some debate. There is a view that the level of responsiveness is very low or negligible, running counter to international and anecdotal evidence. In this paper we review the Australian and international literature on labour supply and child care, and provide improved Australian estimates of labour supply elasticities and child care demand elasticities with respect to gross child care price...

  14. Historic doubts, conjectures, and the wanderings of a principal curiosity: Henry VII in the fabric of Strawberry Hill


    Calè, Luisa


    This article explores the inscriptions and material metamorphoses of Henry VII in Horace Walpole’s ‘paper fabric’, a reversible world of writing, collecting, and book making. In Anecdotes of Painting in England (1762), Walpole celebrates the funerary monument of Henry VII by Pietro Torrigiano at Westminster Abbey. In Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third (1768) conjecture and speculation become methodological prompts to unveil the textual and architectural discontinu...

  15. Evaluation of prilocaine for the reduction of pain associated with transmucosal anesthetic administration.


    Kramp, L. F.; Eleazer, P. D.; Scheetz, J. P.


    This investigation evaluated the use and efficacy of prilocaine HCl (4% plain Citanest) for minimizing pain associated with the intraoral administration of local anesthesia. Clinical anecdotes support the hypothesis that prilocaine without a vasoconstrictor reduces pain during injection. To determine relative injection discomfort, use of 4% plain prilocaine was compared with use of 2% lidocaine with 1:100,000 epinephrine and 2% mepivacaine with 1:20,000 levonordefrin. Prior to routine endodon...

  16. Effects of Q-switched and long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser on enlarged facial pores. (United States)

    Lee, Chang Nam; Kim, You Jeong; Lee, Hyun Seung; Kim, Hei Sung


    'Enlarged facial pore' is a subjective term, which is not clearly defined but often complained by many. A diverse range of treatments are used though evidence of efficacy remains largely anecdotal. We report a series of nine patients who underwent a split face trial with Q-switched 1064 nm Nd:YAG and long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser to treat enlarged facial pores.

  17. Mapping Coaches’ Views of Participation in CrossFit to the Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change and Sense of Community


    Heinrich, Katie M.; Carlisle, Taran; Kehler, Ainslie; Cosgrove, Sarah J.


    Group-based training through CrossFit has recently exploded in popularity. Anecdotally, participants often make lifestyle changes and experience improved fitness. Participation factors were mapped to the Integrated Theory of Health Behavior Change and “sense of community” constructs. Key informant interviews were conducted with 6 CrossFit gym owners/coaches. Data were thematically coded with NVivo 10. Results revealed key factors that both facilitated and restricted particip...

  18. Strength Training for Children and Adolescents: Benefits and Risks


    Barbieri, Davide; Zaccagni, Luciana


    Physical activity has proved to be an effective means of preventing several diseases and improving general health. In most cases, though, light to moderate efforts are suggested, for both youngsters and adults. Common sense advices call for late inception of intense, strength training-related activities, like weight lifting and plyometrics, which are usually postponed at the end of the growth age, even among sport practitioners. However, such advices seem to have a mainly anecdotal nature. Th...

  19. Gender Equality in Muslim-Majority Countries


    Gouda, Moamen; Potrafke, Niklas


    Discrimination has been documented against women in Muslim-majority countries. Constitutions differ among Muslim-majority countries. By using women’s rights indicators and exploiting cross-country variation, we find that discrimination against women is more pronounced in countries where Islam is the source of legislation. Constitutions changed in only four Muslim-majority countries since 1980. We discuss anecdotal evidence to what extent women’s rights changed as a consequence of new constitu...

  20. Hotels and the businesswoman: a supply-side analysis of consumer dissatisfaction


    Foster, Nicola; Botterill, David


    Complaints about the treatment of businesswomen by the hotel sector are evident in both popular anecdote and the research literature. It is argued in this article that such dissatisfaction can be ill afforded in any service industry; furthermore, that the failure to address these complaints confounds the received direction within hotel management that argues for decentralized decision-making and customer orientation. Complementary surveys were conducted at the organisation and unit levels of ...

  1. Collection and processing data for high quality CCD images.

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    Doerry, Armin Walter


    Coherent Change Detection (CCD) with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) images is a technique whereby very subtle temporal changes can be discerned in a target scene. However, optimal performance requires carefully matching data collection geometries and adjusting the processing to compensate for imprecision in the collection geometries. Tolerances in the precision of the data collection are discussed, and anecdotal advice is presented for optimum CCD performance. Processing considerations are also discussed.

  2. A biopsychosocial approach to primary hypothyroidism: treatment and harms data from a randomized controlled trial


    Brown, Benjamin T.; Graham, Petra L.; Bonello, Rod; Pollard, Henry


    Background Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine condition. There is evidence to suggest that, for a proportion of sufferers, the standard medical treatment does not completely reverse the constitutional and neuropsychiatric symptoms brought about by this condition. The management of hypothyroidism follows a biomedical model with little consideration given to alternative management approaches. There exists anecdotal evidence and case reports supporting the use of a biopsychosocial-based interv...

  3. Licensing Strategies of the Entreprising – But Vulnerable – "Intellectual property” Vendors


    Davis, Lee


    This paper investigates in an exploratory manner the licensing strategies pursued by firms whose business model is based on developing and licensing out their intellectual property rights (IPRs). These are not traditional suppliers, since they do not engage in production or commercialization, but focus solely on invention. While considerable anecdotal evidence exists about these IP vendors, there has been no systematic investigation of how they use licensing to appropriate value from their in...

  4. Medical Marijuana: Clearing Away the Smoke


    Grant, Igor; Atkinson, J. Hampton; Gouaux, Ben; Wilsey, Barth


    Recent advances in understanding of the mode of action of tetrahydrocannabinol and related cannabinoid in-gredients of marijuana, plus the accumulating anecdotal reports on potential medical benefits have spurred increasing re-search into possible medicinal uses of cannabis. Recent clinical trials with smoked and vaporized marijuana, as well as other botanical extracts indicate the likelihood that the cannabinoids can be useful in the management of neuropathic pain, spasticity due to multiple...

  5. Cannabis-based medicines in multiple sclerosis--a review of clinical studies. (United States)

    Rog, David J


    For some years a mixture of anecdotal report and data from animal models have implied a potential role for cannabis-based medicines in ameliorating a variety of symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Only recently however have large randomised controlled trials (RCTs) examined these potential effects rigorously. At present the results of RCTs have lacked a coherent message to the prescribing clinician and reasons for such heterogeneity in cannabinoid trials are discussed. 2010 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  6. Aortic valve replacement

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    Kapetanakis, Emmanouil I; Athanasiou, Thanos; Mestres, Carlos A


    BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY: Prompted by anecdotal evidence and observations by surgeons, an investigation was undertaken into the potential differences in implanted aortic valve prosthesis sizes, during aortic valve replacement (AVR) procedures, between northern and southern European...... assigned to the 'small' aortic size subset. Effective orifice area indices were calculated for all patients to assess the geographic distribution of patient-prosthesis mismatch. Univariable and multivariable logistic regression analyses adjusting for possible confounding variables were performed. RESULTS...

  7. Twin pregnancy complicated with acute appendicitis and cholecystitis in the same gestational period. (United States)

    Başaran, Ahmet; Bozdağ, Gürkan; Aksu, A Tarik; Deren, Ozgür


    Acute appendicitis and symptomatic biliary stones are the most common indications for non-obstetrical surgical procedures during pregnancy. However, combination of these two clinical presentations in the same gestational period is anecdotal. A 30-year-old twin pregnant patient complicated with acute appendicitis followed by cholecystitis was reported with poor fetal outcomes. Despite appropriate management when two conditions, appendicitis and cholecystitis, occur in the same gestational period one after another complications might become inevitable.

  8. Risk assessment as a paradox: when actions of an IRB become incompatible with ethical principles. (United States)

    Ranjbar, Vania


    As anecdotal evidence mounts up of Institutional Review Boards becoming an impediment to research, I share a personal experience in this article to argue how the conduct of an Institutional Review Board was incompatible with a number of ethical principles such as Respect for Persons, Deception, Informed Consent, and Justice. I conclude by promoting Evidence-Based Ethical Problem Solving to facilitate and enhance risk assessments through empirical evidence.

  9. Evaluating the Tradeoffs Between Dollars Spent and Lives saved in Military Settings (United States)


    Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 2 purchase and operate. People ski, bike , and roller-blade, although walking is far safer, because...purchase products that directly decrease risk such as the decision to buy a bike helmet or a smoke detector, the approach is quite straightforward...with more firepower, such as tanks. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that soldiers avoided certain dirt roads and bridges when driving Type 3 TWVs due

  10. Hyperon and hypernuclear physics with intense beams

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    Gibson, B.F.


    A brief examination of progress in the study of hypernuclear physics and the hyperon-nucleon interaction is presented. The use of #betta#-hypernuclei in the study of conventional (nonstrange) nuclei is explored. The status of the hyperon-nucleon force problem is reviewed. Anecdotal results are discussed for baryon numbers 4 and 13. μ-hypernuclei are discussed. Production of S = -2 hypernuclei is mentioned

  11. Implied Dynamics Biases the Visual Perception of Velocity


    La Scaleia, Barbara; Zago, Myrka; Moscatelli, Alessandro; Lacquaniti, Francesco; Viviani, Paolo


    We expand the anecdotic report by Johansson that back-and-forth linear harmonic motions appear uniform. Six experiments explore the role of shape and spatial orientation of the trajectory of a point-light target in the perceptual judgment of uniform motion. In Experiment 1, the target oscillated back-and-forth along a circular arc around an invisible pivot. The imaginary segment from the pivot to the midpoint of the trajectory could be oriented vertically downward (consistent with an upright ...

  12. Online Social Networking and Addiction—A Review of the Psychological Literature


    Daria J. Kuss; Mark D. Griffiths


    Social Networking Sites (SNSs) are virtual communities where users can create individual public profiles, interact with real-life friends, and meet other people based on shared interests. They are seen as a ?global consumer phenomenon? with an exponential rise in usage within the last few years. Anecdotal case study evidence suggests that ?addiction? to social networks on the Internet may be a potential mental health problem for some users. However, the contemporary scientific literature addr...

  13. Ship and Shoot (United States)

    Woods, Ron


    Ron Woods shared incredibly valuable insights gained during his 28 years at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) packaging Flight Crew Equipment for shuttle and ISS missions. In particular, Woods shared anecdotes and photos from various processing events. The moral of these stories and the main focus of this discussion were the additional processing efforts and effects related to a "ship-and-shoot" philosophy toward flight hardware.

  14. Support for and aspects of use of educational games in family medicine and internal medicine residency programs in the US: a survey


    Wilson Mark C; Mustafa Reem; Gunukula Sameer; Akl Elie A; Symons Andrew; Moheet Amir; Schünemann Holger J


    Abstract Background The evidence supporting the effectiveness of educational games in graduate medical education is limited. Anecdotal reports suggest their popularity in that setting. The objective of this study was to explore the support for and the different aspects of use of educational games in family medicine and internal medicine residency programs in the United States. Methods We conducted a survey of family medicine and internal medicine residency program directors in the United Stat...

  15. Preoperative dexamethasone reduces acute but not sustained pain after lumbar disk surgery

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    Nielsen, Rikke V; Siegel, Hanna; Fomsgaard, Jonna S


    with morphine. Primary outcome was pain during mobilization (visual analog scale) 2 to 24 hours postoperatively. Secondary outcomes were acute pain at rest, morphine consumption, nausea, vomiting, ondansetron consumption, sedation, and quality of sleep. Patients were followed up by written questionnaire 3......Glucocorticoids have attracted increasing attention as adjuvants in the treatment of acute postoperative pain. Furthermore, anecdotal reports may support glucocorticoids for preventing sustained postoperative pain. We explored preoperative dexamethasone combined with paracetamol and ibuprofen...

  16. The Influence of Streamlined Music on Cognition and Mood


    Mossbridge, Julia


    Recent advances in sound engineering have led to the development of so-called streamlined music designed to reduce exogenous attention and improve endogenous attention. Although anecdotal reports suggest that streamlined music does indeed improve focus on daily work tasks and may improve mood, the specific influences of streamlined music on cognition and mood have yet to be examined. In this paper, we report the results of a series of online experiments that examined the impact of one form of...

  17. Fringe benefits of sexy science

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    Highfield, R


    Simon Singh and Richard Wiseman are to take their new show to the Edinburgh Festival after good reviews followed its debut in London a few weeks ago. In the show, Singh talks about the mathematics of gambling and Wiseman lectures on the psychology of deception. The act is liberally interspersed with humour, anecdotes and demonstrations to make the experience fun but also informative (1/2 page).

  18. Candidate genes for limiting cholestatic intestinal injury identified by gene expression profiling


    Alaish, Samuel M; Timmons, Jennifer; Smith, Alexis; Buzza, Marguerite S; Murphy, Ebony; Zhao, Aiping; Sun, Yezhou; Turner, Douglas J; Shea-Donahue, Terez; Antalis, Toni M; Cross, Alan; Dorsey, Susan G


    The lack of bile flow from the liver into the intestine can have devastating complications including hepatic failure, sepsis, and even death. This pathologic condition known as cholestasis can result from etiologies as diverse as total parenteral nutrition (TPN), hepatitis, and pancreatic cancer. The intestinal injury associated with cholestasis has been shown to result in decreased intestinal resistance, increased bacterial translocation, and increased endotoxemia. Anecdotal clinical evidenc...

  19. Observational and Synoptic Analyses of the Winter Precipitation Regime Change over Utah


    Gillies, Robert R.; Wang, Shih-Yu; Booth, Marty R.


    Previous studies have indicated a widespread decline in snowpack over Utah accompanied by a decline in the snow–precipitation ratio while anecdotal evidence claims have been put forward that measured changes in Utah’s snowpack are spurious and do not reflect actual change. Using two distinct lines of investigation, this paper further analyzes the winter precipitation regime in the state of Utah. First, by means of observation-based, gridded daily temperature, precipitation, and remotely sense...

  20. Quarks, culture, combogenesis (United States)

    Wood, Barry


    The value of Tyler Volk’s Quarks to Culture is evident when the book is placed against popular histories of the universe, dozens of which have provided evidence for an immense cosmic past. But such histories are often anecdotal, like early British histories of the kings of England. Unlike these works, Volk artfully presents the case for structural continuity and systematic cre­ativity across 13.8 billion years of cosmic history.

  1. The Interagency and Counterinsurgency Warfare: Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction Roles (United States)


    involved in recon- 122 struction missions and of burden-sharing inequities among coalition partners, U.S. officials developed the concept of Provincial...homepage. 50. Ibid. 51. John Mackinlay, “ Globalisation and Insurgency,” Adelphi Paper 352, International Institute for Strategic Studies, New York...reform is the inequity of funding distribution amongst the departments and agencies. Let me offer one astonishing anecdote to make this point

  2. Collaboration and Innovation Speed : Evidence from a Prize Data-Set, 1955-2010


    Shimizu, Hiroshi; Hoshino, Yusuke


    The anecdotal evidence has indicated that inter-organizational collaboration increases R&D productivity by providing access to outside complimentary assets for firms. Focusing on the length of time from launching R&D project to realizing its R&D outcomes, we call it innovation speed, this paper examines a prize data-set on industrial technology, including 434 award-winning R&D projects, and empirically examines the relationship between inter-organizational collaboration and innovation speed a...

  3. Ettore Majorana unveiled genius and endless mysteries

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    Esposito, Salvatore


    This biography sheds new light on the life and work of physicist Ettore Majorana (including unpublished contributions), as well as on his mysterious disappearance in March 1938. Majorana is held by many, including Nobel Laureate, Enrico Fermi, to have been a genius of the rank of Galilei and Newton. In this intriguing story, the author, himself a leading expert on the work of Majorana, supplements the existing literature with new insights, anecdotes and personal accounts of contemporaries of Majorana.

  4. Thinking About Thinking: Enhancing Creativity and Understanding in Operational Planners (United States)


    Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 30, Issue 1 (March 1991):16. 77Saniotis, 485; Candace S. Alcorta and Richard Sosis, “Ritual, Emotion, and...Jennifer L. Frymiare, Stella Arambel-Liu, Richard Greenblatt, Paul J. Reber, and John Kounios, “Neural Activity When People Solve Verbal Problems...Chadwick, Einstein, Fermi, Feynman , Gell-Mann, Heisenberg, Pauli, and Rutherford serve as anecdotal evidence supporting the Planck hypothesis that

  5. Earth Science Data Usages & Diverse Applications based on “User Tickets” at GES DISC


    Shie, Chung-Lin; Greene, Mary; Acker, James; Lei, Guang-Dih; Al-Jazrawi, Atheer F.; Meyer, David J.


    Motivation: Arguably the most renowned anecdote in the history of science could be: Young Isaac Newton was hit on his head by a falling apple (the Data!) when he sat in his garden, which inspired Newton’s brilliant insight and his eventual understanding and demonstrating of gravitational force (the Science!). This well-known coupling of “Data & Science” was the trigger for this “data analysis” study. Background: This “Data & Science” analysis was mainly based on avai...

  6. Prehospital Use of Ketamine in Battlefield Analgesia 2012-03 (United States)


    alternatives should be considered. Furthermore, emergence reactions may require the use of active restraint by multiple care-takers.37 Anecdotal...injuries. A recent unpublished study of ketamine administered to children that was presented at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics conference...necessary to control severe pain or until the casualty develops nystagmus ( rhythmic eye movement back and forth) OR -Ketamine 50 mg intranasal (using

  7. Prehospital Use of Ketamine in Battlefield Analgesia (United States)


    alternatives should be considered. Furthermore, emergence reactions may require the use of active restraint by multiple care-takers.37 Anecdotal...injuries. A recent unpublished study of ketamine administered to children that was presented at the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics conference...necessary to control severe pain or until the casualty develops nystagmus ( rhythmic eye movement back and forth) OR -Ketamine 50 mg intranasal (using

  8. Decreased dentin tubules density and reduced thickness of peritubular dentin in hyperbilirubinemia-related green teeth


    Neves-Silva, Rodrigo; Alves, Fabio A.; Antunes, Alberto; Goes, Mario Fernando; Giannini, Marcelo; Tenório, Maria-Dânia; Machado, José Lécio; Paes Leme, Adriana Franco; Lopes, Márcio Ajudarte; Santos Silva, Alan Roger


    Background It is stated anecdotally that patients with liver diseases in childhood who develop green teeth have increased risk for rampant caries, which may be secondary to changes in dental structure. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that hyperbilirubinemia affects the dentin morphology of green teeth. Material and Methods Sixteen primary teeth were prepared and divided into two groups (green teeth, n = 8 and control, n = 8), which were transversely fractured across the cervi...

  9. Jakes Gerwel (1946–2012)

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    introvert, always in control of himself. He could appreciate a good story and you might at best get a chuckle. He could in his self-effacing manner tell an anecdote, quietly on the fringes of crowd, or even play a little trick. I remember being invited to one of his birthday parties and him telling me pointedly that it was his fiftieth ...

  10. Report on Contractual Flow Down Provisions in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) (United States)


    Contract Clauses. 15 In theory , FAR/DFARS flow-downs can extend to an infinite tier of subcontractors. The limited exceptions are contained in the...are complicated enough that they compete for the attention of the owner -entrepreneur of a small business, often anecdotally consuming large fractions...of their time. Under these conditions, owners may choose to finance specialized positions within their organization to manage federal flow-down

  11. Smartphones in the Tactical Environment: A Framework for Financial Analysis of U.S. Marine Corps Options (United States)


    technologies to bleed through the economy completely because of the cycle of capital investment: For example, the reorganization of U.S. manufacturing plants... healthcare settings (scientific studies using control groups), to case study evidence (i.e., anecdotal data). Data Collected Macro Economic Studies make an estimate of consumer surplus. The following is according to OMB Circular A94 (Zients, 2012): Measuring Benefits and Costs. The principle

  12. Evidence-based librarianship: what might we expect in the years ahead? (United States)

    Eldredge, Jonathan D


    To predict the possible accomplishments of the Evidence-Based Librarianship (EBL) movement by the years 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2020. Predictive. The author draws upon recent events, relevant historical events and anecdotal accounts to detect evidence of predictable trends. The author develops a set of probable predictions for the development of EBL. Although incomplete evidence exists, some trends still seem discernible. By 2020, EBL will have become indistinguishable from mainstream health sciences librarianship/informatics practices.

  13. How Your Smartphone or Tablet Can Make You a Smarter Doc. (United States)

    Baker, Nancy J; Beattie, Jim


    Increasingly, physicians and medical students are integrating apps that run on smartphones and tablets into their clinical work. This article describes a small anecdotal study of app use among third-year University of Minnesota medical students and their faculty preceptors. We describe apps used by the students and physicians we interviewed and offer guidance for choosing apps that are reliable, useful and up to date.

  14. The Causes and Consequences of Differing Pensions Accounting Assumptions in UK Pension Schemes


    Thomas, Gareth


    Anecdotal evidence and a number of empirical studies from the US suggest that the providers of corporate pension schemes may manipulate the actuarial assumptions used to estimate the value of the scheme. By manipulating the pension scheme assumptions corporations can reduce their required contribution to the scheme in order to manage their perceived performance. A sample of 92 FTSE 100 companies during the period 2002-2004 was taken and the link between corporate financial constraint and pe...

  15. The Utilisation of Music by Casino Managers: An Interview Study


    Bramley, S.; Dibben, N.; Rowe, R.


    Music is ubiquitous in retail and commercial environments, with some managers believing that music can enhance the customer experience, increase footfall and sales and improve consumer satisfaction. Casino gambling is popular in the United Kingdom and anecdotal evidence suggests that music is often present. However, little is known about the rationale for music use from the perspective of casino managers. In this study semi-structured interviews were conducted with five casino managers to est...

  16. Burning feet syndrome: An old tropical syndrome revisited


    Ellen Welch; Nowell Peach; Meg Parkes; Geoffrey V Gill


    Background: Burning feet syndrome (BFS) has been described anecdotally in the literature for over 200 years. Described subjectively by patients as burning, prickling and unremitting with nocturnal exacerbations, the condition draws parallels with the burning dysaesthesia found in diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and appears to display a similar chronicity. Despite being a common symptom, especially among the elderly, its etiology in non-specific and often marked by a lack of objective clinical...

  17. Scapula kinematics of pull-up techniques: Avoiding impingement risk with training changes


    Prinold, Joe A.I.; Bull, Anthony M.J.


    Objectives Overhead athletic activities and scapula dyskinesia are linked with shoulder pathology; pull-ups are a common training method for some overhead sports. Different pull-up techniques exist: anecdotally some are easier to perform, and others linked to greater incidences of pathology. This study aims to quantify scapular kinematics and external forces for three pull-up techniques, thus discussing potential injury implications. Design An observational study was performed with eleven par...

  18. Implications of preoperative hypoalbuminemia in colorectal surgery.


    Truong, A; Hanna, MH; Moghadamyeghaneh, Z; Stamos, MJ


    Serum albumin has traditionally been used as a quantitative measure of a patient’s nutritional status because of its availability and low cost. While malnutrition has a clear definition within both the American and European Societies for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition clinical guidelines, individual surgeons often determine nutritional status anecdotally. Preoperative albumin level has been shown to be the best predictor of mortality after colorectal cancer surgery. Specifically in colorect...

  19. Cannabinoids and Epilepsy


    Rosenberg, Evan C.; Tsien, Richard W.; Whalley, Benjamin J.; Devinsky, Orrin


    Cannabis has been used for centuries to treat seizures. Recent anecdotal reports, accumulating animal model data, and mechanistic insights have raised interest in cannabis-based antiepileptic therapies. In this study, we review current understanding of the endocannabinoid system, characterize the pro- and anticonvulsive effects of cannabinoids [e.g., Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol (CBD)], and highlight scientific evidence from pre-clinical and clinical trials of cannabinoids in epile...

  20. Medical Marijuana for Epilepsy?


    Kolikonda, Murali K.; Srinivasan, Kavitha; Enja, Manasa; Sagi, Vishwanath; Lippmann, Steven


    Treatment-refractory epilepsy remains an important clinical problem. There is considerable recent interest by the public and physicians in using medical marijuana or its derivatives to treat seizures. The endocannabinoid system has a role in neuronal balance and ictal control. There is clinical evidence of success in diminishing seizure frequencies with cannabis derivatives, but also documentation about exacerbating epilepsy or of no discernible effect. There are lay indications and anecdotal...