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  1. Music therapy career aptitude test.

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    Lim, Hayoung A

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the Music Therapy Career Aptitude Test (MTCAT) was to measure the affective domain of music therapy students including their self-awareness as it relates to the music therapy career, value in human development, interest in general therapy, and aptitude for being a professional music therapist. The MTCAT was administered to 113 music therapy students who are currently freshman or sophomores in an undergraduate music therapy program or in the first year of a music therapy master's equivalency program. The results of analysis indicated that the MTCAT is normally distributed and that all 20 questions are significantly correlated with the total test score of the MTCAT. The reliability of the MTCAT was considerably high (Cronbach's Coefficient Alpha=0.8). The criterion-related validity was examined by comparing the MTCAT scores of music therapy students with the scores of 43 professional music therapists. The correlation between the scores of students and professionals was found to be statistically significant. The results suggests that normal distribution, internal consistency, homogeneity of construct, item discrimination, correlation analysis, content validity, and criterion-related validity in the MTCAT may be helpful in predicting music therapy career aptitude and may aid in the career decision making process of college music therapy students. PMID:22097105

  2. Music therapy career aptitude test.

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    Lim, Hayoung A

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of the Music Therapy Career Aptitude Test (MTCAT) was to measure the affective domain of music therapy students including their self-awareness as it relates to the music therapy career, value in human development, interest in general therapy, and aptitude for being a professional music therapist. The MTCAT was administered to 113 music therapy students who are currently freshman or sophomores in an undergraduate music therapy program or in the first year of a music therapy master's equivalency program. The results of analysis indicated that the MTCAT is normally distributed and that all 20 questions are significantly correlated with the total test score of the MTCAT. The reliability of the MTCAT was considerably high (Cronbach's Coefficient Alpha=0.8). The criterion-related validity was examined by comparing the MTCAT scores of music therapy students with the scores of 43 professional music therapists. The correlation between the scores of students and professionals was found to be statistically significant. The results suggests that normal distribution, internal consistency, homogeneity of construct, item discrimination, correlation analysis, content validity, and criterion-related validity in the MTCAT may be helpful in predicting music therapy career aptitude and may aid in the career decision making process of college music therapy students.

  3. A Review of the Nonreading Aptitude Test Battery

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    Steckler, Victor

    1973-01-01

    This article re-examines data from the Nonreading Aptitude Test Battery (NATB) and General Aptitude Battery (GATB) test manuals in light of some conventionally accepted psychometric considerations. It is recommended that caution be employed in relating NATB profiles to the Occupational Aptitude Patterns' norms. (Author)

  4. The Ball Aptitude Battery (Test Review).

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    Hall, Alfred E.

    1985-01-01

    The 12 subtests of the Ball Aptitude Battery (BAB) listed in the administration manual were described. The reviewer believes this aptitude battery, designed for use with high school students and adults in job selection and placement, needs major improvements. It is suggested that the BAB be used solely for research purposes. (DWH)

  5. Radiographer (any ind.) 199.381--Technical Report on Development of USES Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  6. Taper (const.) 842.884--Technical Report on Development of USES Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  7. Development of USES Aptitude Test Battery for Manager, Beauty Shop (per. ser.)-187.168.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  8. Attitudine Linguistica e Memoria. Alcune Considerazioni sul MLAT. (Modern Language Aptitude Test). (Linguistic Aptitude and Memory. Some Considerations on the MLAT).

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    Sorace, Antonella

    1982-01-01

    Examines the Modern Language Aptitude Test and identifies as the lowest common denominator in three of its four parts an individual's short-term Memory capability. Concludes that this test cannot indicate an individual's linguistic aptitude because it does not take into consideration the role of two key aspects of language learning: long-term…

  9. Tomato Peeler (can. & preserv.) 529.887 -- Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  10. Manager, Restaurant or Coffee Shop (hotel & rest.) 187.168--Technical Report on Development of USES Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  11. Routeman, Wholesale Dairy Products (dairy prod.) 1-80.06--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  12. Routeman, Retail Dairy Products (dairy prod.) 1-80.06--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  13. Venetian Blind Assembler 6-39.551--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  14. Processor, Solid Propellant (chem.) 6-52.773--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  15. Mushroom Inspector (can. & preserv.) 9-68.60--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  16. Shrimp Picker (can. & Preserv.) 8-04.10--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  17. Fairness in Employment Testing: Validity Generalization, Minority Issues, and the General Aptitude Test Battery. Book Review.

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    Levin, Henry M.

    1991-01-01

    This book reports results of a National Research Council study and the validity of generalizing from its studies of about 500 occupations to over 12,000 jobs. The use of the General Aptitude Test Battery for prediction is discussed, and its impact and recommendations for future use are considered. (SLD)

  18. An Econometric Model of the Scholastic Aptitude Test Performance of State Educational Systems.

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    Hashway, Robert M.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Nationwide data were partitioned into wealth, fiscal policy, fiscal orientation, and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) performance and participation. Largest between-group differences show that low SAT achieving states have a larger percentage of seniors taking the SAT, along with higher per capita income, per pupil expenditures, and teacher…

  19. The Scholastic Aptitude Test: A Response to Slack and Porter's "Critical Appraisal."

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    Jackson, Rex

    1980-01-01

    Responding to allegations about the effect of coaching on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and its predictive validity ("Harvard Educational Review," May 1980), Jackson evaluates Slack and Porter's arguments and addresses the issues of the utility of SAT scores as admissions criteria and the alleged misrepresentation of negative research…

  20. Prueba de Aptitud para el Aprendizaje de Lenguas Extranjeras (PAPALE) Language Aptitude Test (LAT) (First and Second Versions). English for Special Purposes. Emergency Care Attendant.

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    Muro, Gertrude

    This book contains two versions of the Language Aptitude Test. It is part of a package of materials developed for use in an English for Special Purposes project, which offers classes in reading, grammar, and emergency care attendant training for limited English proficient students. Introductory material describes the parts of two versions and…

  1. Asparagus Sorter (agric.; can. & preserv.; whole tr.) 529.687 (8-04.10)--Technical Report on Development of USES Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  2. Clicking-Machine Operator (boot & show; leather prod.) 6-62.055--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  3. Injection-Molding-Machine Tender (fabric-plastics prod.) 556.885--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  4. Aircraft-and-Engine Mechanic (aircraft mfg; air trans.) 621.281 -- Technical Report on Development of USTES Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  5. Ornamental-Iron Worker (const.) 4-84.020; Structural-Steel Worker (const.) 4-84-010--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  6. The UK clinical aptitude test and clinical course performance at Nottingham: a prospective cohort study

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    Yates, Janet; James, David

    2013-01-01

    Background The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) was introduced in 2006 as an additional tool for the selection of medical students. It tests mental ability in four distinct domains (Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, and Decision Analysis), and the results are available to students and admission panels in advance of the selection process. Our first study showed little evidence of any predictive validity for performance in the first two years of the Nottingham un...

  7. Field trials of three tests for color vision and color aptitude

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    Hirschler, Robert; Gay, Jennifer; Ferreira de Oliveira, Danielle

    2002-06-01

    253 visual observers, at the average level of between 'unselected' (inexperienced) and 'in-plant applicants' have been tested under controlled industrial conditions using the Ishihara or T.M.C. (Murakami) pseudoisochromatic plates, the Farnworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test (FM), the HVC Color Vision Skill Test (HVC) and the Japanese Color Aptitude Test (JCAT). There is only loose correlation between the FM and the HVC tests. The FM scores do not improve significantly by retesting, while the HVC scores can be improved through training, e.g. by using the JCAT. We found practically no correlation between the performance in visual pass/fail decisions and the FM or the HVC scores. Three different editions (3 copies from 1991, 3 from 1997 and two from 1998) of the HVC test were measured and analyzed. They showed good, in the latest edition very good, intra-edition repeatability and good inter-edition reproducibility.

  8. Use of the Blind Learning Aptitude Test with Children in England and Wales and the United States.

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    Mason, H. L.

    1991-01-01

    An 18-month study of the use of the Blind Learning Aptitude Test at schools for visually impaired children in England and Wales found the test to be culturally fair and appropriate for use with children for whom English is a second language. Scores are compared with standardization data for visually impaired children in the United States.…

  9. The Dental Hygiene Aptitude Tests and the American College Testing Program Tests as Predictors of Scores on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.

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    Longenbecker, Sueann; Wood, Peter H.

    1984-01-01

    Scores from the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) served as the criterion variable in a comparison of the predictive validity of the Dental Hygiene Aptitude Tests (DHAT) and the ACT Assessment tests. The DHAT-Science and Verbal tests combined to produce the highest multiple correlation with NBDHE scores. (Author/DWH)

  10. Relationships of Graduation Requirements and Course Offerings to Scholastic Aptitude Test Performance of Seniors in High Schools.

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    Sinha, David K.

    1986-01-01

    The relationships between two curriculum variables (graduation requirements and course offerings in various subject areas) on performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) were studied among students in 150 comprehensive high schools. Results indicated that neither graduation requirements nor the number of course offerings bore a statistically…

  11. Case Coverer (jewelry cases; leather prod.) 6-62.401; Liner (jewelry cases; leather prod.) 6-62.402--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  12. Casing Tier 529.887-020; Sausage Packer; Skin Peeler 525.884-050; Sliced-Bacon Packer II; Packer 920.887-114 -- Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  13. Fancy Stitcher (boot and shoe) 690.782; Top Stitcher (boot and shoe) 690.782; Vamp Stitcher (boot and shoe) 690.782--Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  14. Gasoline-Engine Assembler (engine & turbine) 806.781; Internal-Combustion-Engine-Assembler (engine & turbine) 806.781; Outboard-Motor Assembler (engine & turbine) 806.781--Technical Report on Development of USTES Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  15. Predictive validity of the UK clinical aptitude test in the final years of medical school: a prospective cohort study

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    Husbands, Adrian; Mathieson, Alistair; Dowell, Jonathan; Cleland, Jennifer; MacKenzie, Rhoda

    2014-01-01

    Background The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) was designed to address issues identified with traditional methods of selection. This study aims to examine the predictive validity of the UKCAT and compare this to traditional selection methods in the senior years of medical school. This was a follow-up study of two cohorts of students from two medical schools who had previously taken part in a study examining the predictive validity of the UKCAT in first year. Methods The sample consisted of ...

  16. Results of the ESA study on psychological selection of astronaut applicants for Columbus missions I: Aptitude testing

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    Fassbender, Christoph; Goeters, Klaus-Martin

    European participation in the Space Station Freedom brought about new challenges for the psychological selection of astronaut candidates, particularly in respect to specific demands of long duration space flights. For this reason existing selection criteria and methods were reassessed. On these grounds a study was undertaken applying a unique composition of aptitude tests to a group of 97 ESA scientists and engineers who are highly comparable to the expected astronaut applicants with respect to age and education. The tests assessed operational aptitudes such as logical reasoning, memory function, perception, spatial orientation, attention, psychomotor function, and multiple task capacity. The study goals were: 1) Verification of psychometric qualities and applicability of tests in a normative group; 2) Search for culture-fair tests by which multi-national groups can be examined; 3) Identification of test methods which consider general and special operational demands of long duration space flights. Based on the empirical findings a test battery was arranged for use in the selection of ESA astronaut applicants. Results showed that 16 out of the 18 employed tests have good psychometric qualities and differentiate reliably in the special group of testees. The meta structure of the test battery as described by a factorial analysis is presented. Applicability of tests was generally high. Tests were culture-fair, however, a relation between English language skills and test results was identified. Since most item material was language-free, this was explained with the importance of English language skills for the understanding of test instructions. Solutions to this effect are suggested.

  17. The value of the UK Clinical Aptitude Test in predicting pre-clinical performance: a prospective cohort study at Nottingham Medical School

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    James David; Yates Janet

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) was introduced in 2006 as an additional tool for the selection of medical students. It tests mental ability in four distinct domains (Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, and Decision Analysis), and the results are available to students and admissions panels in advance of the selection process. As yet the predictive validity of the test against course performance is largely unknown. The study objective was to d...

  18. The UKCAT-12 study: educational attainment, aptitude test performance, demographic and socio-economic contextual factors as predictors of first year outcome in a cross-sectional collaborative study of 12 UK medical schools

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    McManus, I C; Dewberry, C.; Nicholson, S.; Dowell, J. S.

    2013-01-01

    Background: Most UK medical schools use aptitude tests during student selection, but large-scale studies of predictive validity are rare. This study assesses the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT), and its four sub-scales, along with measures of educational attainment, individual and contextual socio-economic background factors, as predictors of performance in the first year of medical school training. Methods: A prospective study of 4,811 students in 12 UK medical schools taki...

  19. Early Morning Challenge: The Potential Effects of Chronobiology on Taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

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    Callan, Roger John

    1995-01-01

    Cites research to support the notion that the time of day in which the SAT is administered has a significant adverse impact on many students taking the test. Suggests that changes in testing procedures (making tests available via computer at any time of the day or year) will serve students. (RS)

  20. Una Ricerca sull'Applicazione del TALB (Test di Attitudine Linguistica per Bambini) nella Scola Elementare [Research on the Application of the TALB (A Test for Linguistic Aptitude for Children) in Elementary School].

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    Acone, Ilario

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the administration of the Test di Attitudine Linguistica per Bambini (TALB) to students 7-9 years of age. Correlations between the TALB and achievement tests administered at the end of the course were very high. It is concluded that aptitude is a main factor in successful learning of a second language. (16 references) (LET)

  1. Fruit Sorter (agric.; can. & preserv.; whole tr.) 9-68.60; Cherry Sorter 9-68.60; Olive Sorter 9-68.60; Packer (agric.) 9-68.35; Apple Packer 9-68.35; Cherry Packer 9-68.35; Citrus-Fruit Packer 9-68.35; Plum Packer 9-68.35 -- Technical Report on Standardization of the General Aptitude Test Battery.

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    Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. U.S. Training and Employment Service.

    The United States Training and Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), first published in 1947, has been included in a continuing program of research to validate the tests against success in many different occupations. The GATB consists of 12 tests which measure nine aptitudes: General Learning Ability; Verbal Aptitude; Numerical…

  2. The Hamburg Selection Procedure for Dental Students – Introduction of the HAM-Nat as subject-specific test for study aptitude

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    Kothe, Christian; Hissbach, Johanna; Hampe, Wolfgang

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: The present study examines the question whether the selection of dental students should be based solely on average school-leaving grades (GPA) or whether it could be improved by using a subject-specific aptitude test. Methods: The HAM-Nat Natural Sciences Test was piloted with freshmen during their first study week in 2006 and 2007. In 2009 and 2010 it was used in the dental student selection process. The sample size in the regression models varies between 32 and 55 students. Re...

  3. The Hamburg Selection Procedure for Dental Students - Introduction of the HAM-Nat as subject-specific test for study aptitude

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    Kothe, C.; Hissbach, J; Hampe, W

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: The present study examines the question whether the selection of dental students should be based solely on average school-leaving grades (GPA) or whether it could be improved by using a subject-specific aptitude test.Methods: The HAM-Nat Natural Sciences Test was piloted with freshmen during their first study week in 2006 and 2007. In 2009 and 2010 it was used in the dental student selection process. The sample size in the regression models varies between 32 and 55 students. R...

  4. Diseño de un nuevo test para evaluar las aptitudes cognitivas en el deporte : estudio de fiabilidad y validez

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    Bernat Busc\\u00E0; Joan Riera; Llu\\u00EDs Garcia Sevilla

    2010-01-01

    El propósito de este estudio fue determinar la fiabilidad y la validez de un test de nueva creación para evaluar las aptitudes cognitivas deportivas desde una perspectiva psicométrica. Para plasmar las situaciones deportivas de forma inteligible minimizando la influencia del razonamiento verbal de ítems escritos, se dibujaron 64 situaciones deportivas que se corresponden con problemas reales que se encuentran en el deporte y que representan habilidades básicas, técnicas y tácticas. Los ítems ...

  5. A Cross-sectional Study of Current Doctors' Performance in a Modified Version of a Medical School Admission Aptitude Test:The UKCAT

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    Blackmur, James P.; Lone, Nazir I.; Stone, Oliver D; Webb, David J.; Dhaun, Neeraj

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The 2-hour long United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is used by many universities in the United Kingdom as part of their selection process for undergraduate medical and dentistry degrees. We aimed to compare the performance of senior doctors in primary and secondary care and across a range of specialties, in a modified version of the medical school entrance examination—the mUKCAT. Lay people were also included in the study. Despite its widespread use, this is the first study...

  6. A Cross-sectional Study of Current Doctors’ Performance in a Modified Version of a Medical School Admission Aptitude Test

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    Blackmur, James P.; Lone, Nazir I.; Stone, Oliver D.; Webb, David J.; Dhaun, Neeraj

    2016-01-01

    Abstract The 2-hour long United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is used by many universities in the United Kingdom as part of their selection process for undergraduate medical and dentistry degrees. We aimed to compare the performance of senior doctors in primary and secondary care and across a range of specialties, in a modified version of the medical school entrance examination—the mUKCAT. Lay people were also included in the study. Despite its widespread use, this is the first study that examines the performance of senior clinicians in the UKCAT. The study used a prospective cross-sectional design. It used mock questions from the UKCAT website to generate an mUKCAT that was anticipated to take 15 minutes to complete. In all, 167 doctors at consultant, general practitioner (GP), or specialty trainee grade and 26 lay people took part. The overall mean mUKCAT score of all participants was 2486 (69.1%). Of the total cohort, 126 (65.3%) scored above our designated threshold of 2368 and were deemed to have passed the mUKCAT. Excluding lay people, 113 (67.7%) of the 167 doctors scored above that threshold. Medical specialty was associated with overall score (P = 0.003), with anesthetists/intensive care physicians scoring highest (n = 20, mean score 2660) and GPs scoring lowest (n = 38, mean score 2302). Academics outperformed nonacademics (mean score of academics, n = 44 vs nonacademics, n = 123: 2750 vs 2406; P < 0.001). Those clinicians in senior management positions scored lower than those in “standard” roles (mean score of senior management, n = 31 vs standard roles, n = 136: 2332 vs 2534, mean difference 202, 95% confidence interval 67–337, P = 0.004). In the situational judgement section, there was no evidence that specialty was associated with score (P = 0.15). Academics exhibited greater situational judgement than their nonacademic colleagues (academics vs nonacademics: 69.8 vs 63.6%; P = 0.01). The

  7. Language Aptitude Reconsidered. ERIC Digest.

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    Stansfield, Charles W.

    Foreign language aptitude was the subject of much research in the 1950s and has been the subject of intermittent research for the last 30 years. Aptitude is measured by the amount of time it takes an individual to learn. Foreign language aptitude appears to differ from general aptitude or intelligence. One theory states that foreign language…

  8. LA PRUEBA DE APTITUD ACADÉMICA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE COSTA RICA PARA APLICANTES CON NECESIDADES ESPECIALES: NUEVOS DESARROLLOS (THE ACADEMIC APTITUDE TEST UNIVERSITY OF COSTA RICA FOR APPLICANTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: NEW DEVELOPMENTS

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    Mainieri Hidalgo Aida María

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Resumen:Este artículo científico se desarrolla en el marco de la Investigación “Reconstrucción teórica e histórica de los fundamentos de la Prueba de Aptitud Académica (PAA de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR”, desarrollada por el Instituto de Investigaciones Psicológicas (IIP. Se enfoca en aspectos teóricos, metodológicos, técnicos y prácticos que han sustentado su diseño, aplicación, utilización y evaluación, desde sus inicios a la actualidad. Se refiere, específicamente, el accionar de la UCR en torno a la adecuación de la PAA, en atención a Solicitantes con Necesidades Especiales. Se realizó un análisis bibliográfico y documental, recurriendo luego a entrevistas abiertas a personas constructoras, diseñadoras y expertas, esto sobre principios teórico metodológicos básicamente interpretativos y hermenéuticos. La trayectoria seguida se basa en diferentes normativas que se han dado a nivel mundial, regional, nacional e institucional; asimismo, en atención a las demandas de condiciones de accesibilidad y equiparación de oportunidades que se fundamentan en el principio de equidad; este junto al de excelencia académica, rigen la Prueba desde sus inicios. Se definen cuatro momentos clave en el proceso que incorpora la atención de Necesidades Especiales y la implementación de adecuaciones de acceso en la PAA: Inicios de la integración de la Población con Discapacidad, 1970-80; Primeros esfuerzos por brindar atención a ENEE, 1980-90; Reestructuración en una Universidad accesible a ENEE, 1990-2000; y Accesibilidad en la PAA e Integración del Sistema Unificado de Admisión a la Educación Superior Pública, del 2000 a la fecha. Al mismo tiempo, se asevera la inclusión progresiva de ENEE y sus alcances, con el aporte de datos significativos.Abstract: This scientific paper is developed in the framework of the Research "Reconstruction of historical and theoretical foundations of the Scholastic Aptitude Test of the

  9. Identifying Factors Influencing Computer Science Aptitude and Achievement.

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    Konvalina, John; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Examines the effects of high school performance, high school and university mathematics background, previous computer experience, and age on computer science aptitude and achievement as measured by a computer science aptitude test and final exam respectively. Methodology and analysis of results by stepwise regression are presented. (EAO)

  10. Personality factors as predictors of foreign language aptitude

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    Biedroń, Adriana

    2011-01-01

    The study addresses a problem which is inadequately investigated in second language acquisition research, that is, personality predictors of foreign language aptitude. Specifically, it focuses on the Five Factor model which includes Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism (Costa & McCrae, 1992) as traits differentiating gifted and nongifted foreign language learners and predicting results of foreign language aptitude tests. Alth...

  11. Diseño de un nuevo test para evaluar las aptitudes cognitivas en el deporte. Estudio de fiabilidad y validez

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    Bernat Busc\\u00E0

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio fue determinar la fiabilidad y la validez de un test de nueva creación para evaluar las aptitudes cognitivas deportivas desde una perspectiva psicométrica. Para plasmar las situaciones deportivas de forma inteligible minimizando la influencia del razonamiento verbal de ítems escritos, se dibujaron 64 situaciones deportivas que se corresponden con problemas reales que se encuentran en el deporte y que representan habilidades básicas, técnicas y tácticas. Los ítems se presentaron en una aplicación informática de fácil manejo para personas no familiarizadas. Para cada situación, se presentaron 5 opciones de respuesta. La opinión de expertos, el valor a de Cronbach (a=.77, una correlación test-retest (r = .72; p < .01, una correlación de Pearson entre el resultado en el test y el criterio externo del profesor de educación física (r = .40; p < .01, la comparación de medias entre subgrupos de la muestra y el análisis factorial, establecieron pruebas razonables para evaluar la fiabilidad y validez del test.

  12. The value of the UK Clinical Aptitude Test in predicting pre-clinical performance: a prospective cohort study at Nottingham Medical School

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT was introduced in 2006 as an additional tool for the selection of medical students. It tests mental ability in four distinct domains (Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, and Decision Analysis, and the results are available to students and admissions panels in advance of the selection process. As yet the predictive validity of the test against course performance is largely unknown. The study objective was to determine whether UKCAT scores predict performance during the first two years of the 5-year undergraduate medical course at Nottingham. Methods We studied a single cohort of students, who entered Nottingham Medical School in October 2007 and had taken the UKCAT. We used linear regression analysis to identify independent predictors of marks for different parts of the 2-year preclinical course. Results Data were available for 204/260 (78% of the entry cohort. The UKCAT total score had little predictive value. Quantitative Reasoning was a significant independent predictor of course marks in Theme A ('The Cell', (p = 0.005, and Verbal Reasoning predicted Theme C ('The Community' (p Conclusion This limited study from a single entry cohort at one medical school suggests that the predictive value of the UKCAT, particularly the total score, is low. Section scores may predict success in specific types of course assessment. The ultimate test of validity will not be available for some years, when current cohorts of students graduate. However, if this test of mental ability does not predict preclinical performance, it is arguably less likely to predict the outcome in the clinical years. Further research from medical schools with different types of curriculum and assessment is needed, with longitudinal studies throughout the course.

  13. Mental Models and Programming Aptitude

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    Caspersen, Michael Edelgaard; Bennedsen, Jens; Larsen, Kasper Dalgaard

    2007-01-01

    Predicting the success of students participating in introductory programming courses has been an active research area for more than 25 years. Until recently, no variables or tests have had any significant predictive power. However, Dehnadi and Bornat claim to have found a simple test for programm......Predicting the success of students participating in introductory programming courses has been an active research area for more than 25 years. Until recently, no variables or tests have had any significant predictive power. However, Dehnadi and Bornat claim to have found a simple test...... for programming aptitude to cleanly separate programming sheep from non-programming goats. We briefly present their theory and test instrument. We have repeated their test in our local context in order to verify and perhaps generalise their findings, but we could not show that the test predicts students' success...... in our introductory program-ming course. Based on this failure of the test instrument, we discuss various explanations for our differing results and suggest a research method from which it may be possible to generalise local results in this area. Furthermore, we discuss and criticize Dehnadi and Bornat...

  14. Achievement versus Aptitude in College Admissions: A Cautionary Note Based on Evidence from Chile

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    Koljatic, Mladen; Silva, Monica; Cofre, Rodrigo

    2013-01-01

    In recent years there has been a debate over the alleged superiority of achievement tests over aptitude tests on the grounds that the first would be fairer for college admissions and less influenced by family background. The switch from aptitude tests to achievement tests in Chile presented a unique opportunity to examine this claim. Regression…

  15. Spatial Abilities at Different Scales: Individual Differences in Aptitude-Test Performance and Spatial-Layout Learning

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    Hegarty, Mary; Montello, Daniel R.; Richardson, Anthony E.; Ishikawa, Toru; Lovelace, Kristin

    2006-01-01

    Most psychometric tests of spatial ability are paper-and-pencil tasks at the ''figural'' scale of space, in that they involve inspecting, imagining or mentally transforming small shapes or manipulable objects. Environmental spatial tasks, such as wayfinding or learning the layout of a building or city, are carried out in larger spaces that…

  16. Personnel selection between aptitude tests and character assessment. The changing expertise of military psychologists in Germany, 1914-1942

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    Petri, S

    2004-01-01

    This article traces the changing methodological principles in the process of the institutionalization of German military psychology. The paper argues that during the development of selection procedures for officer cadets, military psychologists shaped their tests along the general lines of personnel

  17. Neurology of foreign language aptitude

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    Biedroń, Adriana

    2015-01-01

    This state-of-the art paper focuses on the poorly explored issue of foreign language aptitude, attempting to present the latest developments in this field and reconceptualizations of the construct from the perspective of neuroscience. In accordance with this goal, it first discusses general directions in neurolinguistic research on foreign language aptitude, starting with the earliest attempts to define the neurological substrate for talent, sources of difficulties in the neurolinguisti...

  18. A Cross-sectional Study of Current Doctors' Performance in a Modified Version of a Medical School Admission Aptitude Test: The UKCAT.

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    Blackmur, James P; Lone, Nazir I; Stone, Oliver D; Webb, David J; Dhaun, Neeraj

    2016-05-01

    The 2-hour long United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is used by many universities in the United Kingdom as part of their selection process for undergraduate medical and dentistry degrees. We aimed to compare the performance of senior doctors in primary and secondary care and across a range of specialties, in a modified version of the medical school entrance examination-the mUKCAT. Lay people were also included in the study. Despite its widespread use, this is the first study that examines the performance of senior clinicians in the UKCAT.The study used a prospective cross-sectional design. It used mock questions from the UKCAT website to generate an mUKCAT that was anticipated to take 15 minutes to complete. In all, 167 doctors at consultant, general practitioner (GP), or specialty trainee grade and 26 lay people took part.The overall mean mUKCAT score of all participants was 2486 (69.1%). Of the total cohort, 126 (65.3%) scored above our designated threshold of 2368 and were deemed to have passed the mUKCAT. Excluding lay people, 113 (67.7%) of the 167 doctors scored above that threshold. Medical specialty was associated with overall score (P = 0.003), with anesthetists/intensive care physicians scoring highest (n = 20, mean score 2660) and GPs scoring lowest (n = 38, mean score 2302). Academics outperformed nonacademics (mean score of academics, n = 44 vs nonacademics, n = 123: 2750 vs 2406; P < 0.001). Those clinicians in senior management positions scored lower than those in "standard" roles (mean score of senior management, n = 31 vs standard roles, n = 136: 2332 vs 2534, mean difference 202, 95% confidence interval 67-337, P = 0.004).In the situational judgement section, there was no evidence that specialty was associated with score (P = 0.15). Academics exhibited greater situational judgement than their nonacademic colleagues (academics vs nonacademics: 69.8 vs 63.6%; P = 0.01).The majority of senior

  19. Aptitude for Learning a Foreign Language.

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    Sparks, Richard; Ganschow, Leonore

    2001-01-01

    Review research on foreign language aptitude and its measurement prior to 1990. Describes research areas in the 1990s, including affective variables, language learning strategies, learning styles as contributors to aptitude and aptitude as a cognitive construct affected by language variables. Reviews research on individual differences and the…

  20. Teacher Pay and Teacher Aptitude

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    Leigh, Andrew

    2012-01-01

    Can changes in teacher pay encourage more able individuals to enter the teaching profession? So far, studies of the impact of pay on the aptitude distribution of teachers have provided mixed evidence on the extent to which altering teacher salaries represents a feasible solution to the teacher quality problem. One possible reason is that these…

  1. SAT中的Assessment与Aptitude

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    马骏

    2011-01-01

    SAT考试最初的名称是Scholastic Aptitude Test。Aptitude这个单词的意思是a natural ability,简单来说就是talent的意思。可见SAT考试的初衷是为了考查学生的学习天赋。但是,天赋与才能几乎是不可能用任何一项标准化考试去衡

  2. Attitudine Linguistica e Acquisizione della Competenza. Un Progetto di Ricerca (Linguistic Aptitude and Acquisition of Competence. A Research Project).

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    Sorace, Antonella

    1982-01-01

    Subjects were 45 Italians who were studying English as a second language. They were administered the Modern Language Aptitude Test and a cloze test and were asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their language study. The researcher then analyzed the interrelationships among the subjects' linguistic aptitude, language study history, and level…

  3. Evaluation of saddle and driving aptitudes in Monterufoli pony

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    Riccardo Bozzi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The Monterufoli pony is an endangered Tuscan breed. In the 80’s began a project for the conservation of the breed and at present there are roughly 200 individuals. The equine was once utilized for saddle and driving and this study deals with the training for these two aptitudes. The mor- phologic type of the pony seems suited for saddle, in particular for children and beginners, and driving. The ponies showed developed chest, strong legs with short shanks: all these characters were useful for trot and driving. In this trial 3-4 years old never tamed Monterufoli ponies were opportunely choose and subsequently trained for saddle and driving. The ponies were submitted to the “aptitude test” for the two aptitudes and the results were good both for practical and character sides. The marks for sad- dle and driving were 8.16 and 8.06 respectively. Also the 3 ponies showed good results for the Aptitude Index: 7.60, 7.87 and 7.89. The results of the trial showed the excellent ability of the Monterufoli pony for saddle and driving. The good results of the test are important for the diffusion of the breed in the territory and in particular in horse centres and in equestrian tourism sites.

  4. Personality factors as predictors of foreign language aptitude

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    Adriana Biedroń

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The study addresses a problem which is inadequately investigated in second language acquisition research, that is, personality predictors of foreign language aptitude. Specifically, it focuses on the Five Factor model which includes Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism (Costa & McCrae, 1992 as traits differentiating gifted and nongifted foreign language learners and predicting results of foreign language aptitude tests. Although contemporary researchers generally agree that affect is an important variable in second language acquisition, most empirical studies demonstrate that personality factors are weakly correlated with cognitive abilities and that their contribution to the ultimate attainment is minor (cf. Robinson & Ellis, 2008. On the other hand, these factors constitute an integral part of cognitive ability development (cf. Dörnyei, 2009; therefore, neglecting them in research on foreign language aptitude would be unjustified. The following study is an attempt to analyze the Five Factors in two groups of learners: gifted and nongifted. In order to answer the question as to which and to what extent personality factors have a predictive effect on foreign language aptitude, the results were subjected to a multiple regression analysis. The findings of the study are presented and discussed in a wider context of research on cognitive abilities.

  5. The interplay between musical and linguistic aptitudes: a review

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    Riia eMilovanov

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available According to prevailing views, the brain organization is modulated by practice, e.g., during musical or linguistic training. Most recent results, using both neuropsychological tests and brain measures, revealed an intriguing relationship between musical aptitude and linguistic abilities, especially in terms of second language pronunciation learning skills. These findings, together with their implications, will be introduced and elaborated in our review.

  6. Subcortical Correlates of Individual Differences in Aptitude

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    Jung, Rex E.; Ryman, Sephira G.; Vakhtin, Andrei A.; Jessica Carrasco; Chris Wertz; Flores, Ranee A.

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    The study of individual differences encompasses broad constructs including intelligence, creativity, and personality. However, substantially less research is devoted to the study of specific aptitudes in spite of their importance to educational, occupational, and avocational success. We sought to determine subcortical brain structural correlates of several broad aptitudes including Math, Vocabulary, Foresight, Paper Folding, and Inductive Reasoning in a large (N = 107), healthy, young (age ra...

  7. Predicting Student Grade Point Average at a Community College from Scholastic Aptitude Tests and from Measures Representing Three Constructs in Vroom's Expectancy Theory Model of Motivation.

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    Malloch, Douglas C.; Michael, William B.

    1981-01-01

    This study was designed to determine whether an unweighted linear combination of community college students' scores on standardized achievement tests and a measure of motivational constructs derived from Vroom's expectance theory model of motivation was predictive of academic success (grade point average earned during one quarter of an academic…

  8. Das Hamburger Auswahlverfahren in der Zahnmedizin – Einführung des HAM-Nat als fachspezifischer Studierfähigkeitstest [The Hamburg Selection Procedure for Dental Students – Introduction of the HAM-Nat as subject-specific test for study aptitude

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    Kothe, Christian; Hampe, Wolfgang; Hissbach, Johanna

    2013-01-01

    [english] Introduction: The present study examines the question whether the selection of dental students should be based solely on average school-leaving grades (GPA) or whether it could be improved by using a subject-specific aptitude test.Methods: The HAM-Nat Natural Sciences Test was piloted with freshmen during their first study week in 2006 and 2007. In 2009 and 2010 it was used in the dental student selection process. The sample size in the regression models varies between 32 and 55 stu...

  9. Academic Performance of Students with the Highest and Mediocre School-leaving Grades: Does the Aptitude Test for Medical Studies (TMS) Balance Their Prognoses?

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    Kadmon, Guni; Kadmon, Martina

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    Hintergrund: Die Auswahl Medizinstudierender wird in Deutschland teils zentral, teils lokal durchgeführt. Die zentrale Auswahl umfasst zwei Gruppen: Studierende mit den besten Hochschulzulassungsnoten (Abiturbeste) und Studierende mit schlechteren Abiturnoten, die erst nach einer Wartezeit von bis zu sieben Jahren nach Schulabschluss zum Studium zugelassen werden (Wartezeitquote). Studierende mit Lernschwierigkeiten sowie solche, die das Studium frühzeitig abbrechen, befinden sich in beiden Gruppen. Die hochschuleigene Studierendenauswahl (AdH) unserer Fakultät berücksichtigt das Ergebnis des Tests für Medizinische Studiengänge (TMS) und ermöglicht die leistungsbezogene Zulassung von Studierenden mit einer breiten Spannweite an Abiturnoten. Ziel: Zu untersuchen, ob die Gewichtung des TMS in der hochschuleigenen Auswahl gerechtfertigt ist, die darauf abzielt, die Zulassung potentiell leistungsschwacher Abiturbesten zu reduzieren und stattdessen die Zulassung potentiell leistungsstarker Bewerber zu fördern, die mittelmäßige Schulabgangsnoten mitbringen.Methode: Der prognostische Beitrag der Abiturpunktzahl und des TMS zur Studienleistung und zur Studienkontinuität im vorklinischen Abschnitt des Medizinstudiums wurde an zwei Studierendengruppen untersucht: Abiturbeste (Abiturnote 1,0, Abiturpunkte 823-900) und mittelmäßige Abiturienten (Abiturnoten 2,0-2,3, Abiturpunkte 689-660). Das Outcome beider Gruppen wurde im Verhältnis zu ihren TMS-Ergebnissen verglichen. Die Studie umfasste vier aufeinander folgende Kohorten. Ergebnisse: In beiden Gruppen sagte der TMS die Studienleistung (β=0,442-0,446) und die Studienkontinuität (OR=0,890-0,853) besser vorher als die Abiturnote (β=0,238-0,047; OR=1,009-0,998). Die Studienverlängerungs- und -abbruchsrate war am stärksten mit der Nicht-Teilnahme am TMS assoziiert (OR=0,230-0,380). Studierende mit mittelmäßigen Abiturnoten und TMS-Ergebnissen (standardisiertem Testwert) ≥125 erzielten ähnlich gute

  10. Conative aptitudes in science learning

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    Jackson, Douglas Northrop, III

    2000-09-01

    The conative domain of aptitude constructs spans the domains of individual differences in motivation and volition. This research sampled a broad range of conative constructs, including achievement motivation, anxiety, goal orientations, and interest, among others. The purpose was threefold: (a) to explore relationships among conative constructs hypothesized to affect student commitment to learning and subsequent performance, (b) to determine whether or not individual differences in conative constructs were associated with the learning activities and time-on-task of students learning science, and (c) to ascertain whether or not the conative constructs and the time and activity variables were associated with performance differences in a paper-and-pencil science recall measure. This research consisted of three separate studies. Study I involved 60 U.S. college students. In Study II, 234 Canadian high school students participated. These two studies investigated the construct validity of a selection of conative constructs. A principal components analysis of the measures was undertaken and yielded seven components: Pursuit of Excellence, Evaluation Anxiety, Self-Reported Grades, Science Confidence, Science Interest vs. Science Ambivalence, Performance Orientation, and Verbal Ability. For Study III, 82 Canadian high school students completed the same conative questionnaires as were administered in Study II. A computerized environment patterned after an internet browser allowed students to learn about disease-causing microbes. The environment yielded aggregate measures of the time spent learning science, the time spent playing games, the number of games played, and the number of science-related learning activities engaged in by each student. Following administration of the computerized learning environment, students were administered a paper-and pencil science recall measure. Study III found support for the educational importance of the conative variables. Among the

  11. Aptitude, Achievement and Competence in Medicine: A Latent Variable Path Model

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    Collin, V. Terri; Violato, Claudio; Hecker, Kent

    2009-01-01

    To develop and test a latent variable path model of general achievement, aptitude for medicine and competence in medicine employing data from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), pre-medical undergraduate grade point average (UGPA) and demographic characteristics for competence in pre-clinical and measures of competence (United States…

  12. Subcortical correlates of individual differences in aptitude.

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    Full Text Available The study of individual differences encompasses broad constructs including intelligence, creativity, and personality. However, substantially less research is devoted to the study of specific aptitudes in spite of their importance to educational, occupational, and avocational success. We sought to determine subcortical brain structural correlates of several broad aptitudes including Math, Vocabulary, Foresight, Paper Folding, and Inductive Reasoning in a large (N = 107, healthy, young (age range  = 16-29 cohort. Subcortical volumes were measured using an automated technique (FreeSurfer across structures including bilateral caudate, putamen, globus pallidus, thalamus, nucleus accumbens, hippocampus, amygdala, and five equal regions of the corpus callosum. We found that performance on measures of each aptitude was predicted by different subcortical structures: Math--higher right nucleus accumbens volume; Vocabulary--higher left hippocampus volume; Paper Folding--higher right thalamus volume; Foresight--lower right thalamus and higher mid anterior corpus callosum volume; Inductive Reasoning--higher mid anterior corpus callosum volume. Our results support general findings, within the cognitive neurosciences, showing lateralization of structure-function relationships, as well as more specific relationships between individual structures (e.g., left hippocampus and functions relevant to particular aptitudes (e.g., Vocabulary.

  13. Ensayo de aptitud desarrollado por laboratorios de calibración en la magnitud electricidad

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    Elia Isabel Guevara - Guerrero; Wilfredo Suárez-Piña

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    Ciencias Holguín , Revista trimest ral, Año X X , enero – marzo 2014 Ciencias Holguín ISSN 1027 - 2127 1 Ensayo de aptitud desarrollado por laboratorios de calibración en la magnitud electricidad / Developed by fitness testing laboratories in electricity magnitude calibration Elia Isabel Guevara - Guerrero elia@ncholguin .cu Wilfredo Suárez - Piña Institución de los autores : Oficina Territorial de Normalización de Holguín PAÍS: Cuba RESUMEN Los ensayos de aptitud consti...

  14. Foreign Language Pronunciation Skills and Musical Aptitude: A Study of Finnish Adults with Higher Education

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    Milovanov, Riia; Pietila, Paivi; Tervaniemi, Mari; Esquef, Paulo A. A.

    2010-01-01

    The main aim of this study was to examine second language production and discrimination skills in the light of musical aptitude. Our study was conducted in university settings in south-western Finland. English was used as a model for the second language due to its popularity among young adults. There were three types of tests used in this study: a…

  15. Musical aptitude is associated with AVPR1A-haplotypes.

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    Ukkola, Liisa T; Onkamo, Päivi; Raijas, Pirre; Karma, Kai; Järvelä, Irma

    2009-01-01

    Artistic creativity forms the basis of music culture and music industry. Composing, improvising and arranging music are complex creative functions of the human brain, which biological value remains unknown. We hypothesized that practicing music is social communication that needs musical aptitude and even creativity in music. In order to understand the neurobiological basis of music in human evolution and communication we analyzed polymorphisms of the arginine vasopressin receptor 1A (AVPR1A), serotonin transporter (SLC6A4), catecol-O-methyltranferase (COMT), dopamin receptor D2 (DRD2) and tyrosine hydroxylase 1 (TPH1), genes associated with social bonding and cognitive functions in 19 Finnish families (n = 343 members) with professional musicians and/or active amateurs. All family members were tested for musical aptitude using the auditory structuring ability test (Karma Music test; KMT) and Carl Seashores tests for pitch (SP) and for time (ST). Data on creativity in music (composing, improvising and/or arranging music) was surveyed using a web-based questionnaire. Here we show for the first time that creative functions in music have a strong genetic component (h(2) = .84; composing h(2) = .40; arranging h(2) = .46; improvising h(2) = .62) in Finnish multigenerational families. We also show that high music test scores are significantly associated with creative functions in music (pmusic test scores (COMB) (p = 0.0056; corrected p = 0.0006). AVPR1A haplotype AVR+RS1 further suggested a positive association with ST (p = 0.0038; corrected p = 0.00184) and COMB (p = 0.0083; corrected p = 0.0040) using haplotype-based association test HBAT. The results suggest that the neurobiology of music perception and production is likely to be related to the pathways affecting intrinsic attachment behavior. PMID:19461995

  16. Family physicians clinical aptitude for the nutritional management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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    Cabrera Pivaral, C E; Gutiérrez Roman, E A; Gonzalez Pérez, G; Gonzalez Reyes, F; Valadez Toscano, F; Gutiérrez Ruvalcaba, C; Rios Riebeling, C D

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    There are 180,000 new Diabetes Mellitus cases in Mexico each year (1). This chronic, complex and multifactor disease requires an adequate nutritional management plan to be prescribed by family physicians. They should be trained to identify the potential difficulties in the patient's dietary schedule and orientate their management from an integrative point of view. The purpose of this study was to detect and measure family physician's clinical aptitudes for the nutritional management of Type 2 diabetes, in a representative family physician's sample from five Family Medicine Units of the Mexican Institute of Social Security in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. A structured and validated instrument was applied to 117 physicians from a total of 450 in Guadalajara, Jalisco. The main study variable was clinical aptitude for nutritional management of Type 2 diabetes. Aptitude levels were defined by an ordinal scale and related to the other variables using the median, Mann-Whitney's U test and Kruskal Wallis (KW) test. Global results showed a median of 30 points that relates to a low and a very low aptitude level for the 72% of physicians without statistical significance (KW: p>0.05) with the rest of variables. These results reflect family physician's difficulties to orientate the nutritional management of Type 2 diabetes, as well as the lack of work environments that facilitate case reflection and formative educational strategies.

  17. Genotype by environment interaction in adolescents' cognitive aptitude.

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    Harden, K Paige; Turkheimer, Eric; Loehlin, John C

    2007-03-01

    In a replication of Turkheimer, Haley, Waldron, D'Onofrio, Gottesman II (2003, Socioeconomic status modifies heritability of IQ in young children. Psychological Science, 14:623-628), we investigate genotype-environment (G x E) interaction in the cognitive aptitude of 839 twin pairs who completed the National Merit Scholastic Qualifying Test in 1962. Shared environmental influences were stronger for adolescents from poorer homes, while genetic influences were stronger for adolescents from more affluent homes. No significant differences were found between parental income and parental education interaction effects. Results suggest that environmental differences between middle- to upper-class families influence the expression of genetic potential for intelligence, as has previously been suggested by Bronfenbrenner and Ceci's (1994, Nature-nurture reconceptualized in developmental perspective: a bioecological model Psychological Review, 101:568-586) bioecological model.

  18. Literature Review on Research of Foreign Language Aptitude%外语学能研究文献综述

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    吴利波

    2014-01-01

    该论文主要综述当前国外关于学能研究存在的学能模式,学能的概念,学能的测试,外语学能与工作记忆之间的关系,以及语言学能研究的发展,今后的研究重点应该关注学能的各个要素与二语习得之间的关系,以及学能与工作记忆的结合。%Nowadays the study mainly focuses on the foreign Language aptitude model, the concept, the test, the relationship between foreign language aptitude and working memory and the following study trends of foreign language aptitude. The study in the future should focus on relation between the elements of foreign language aptitude and the second language acquisition, and integration of working memory into the study of foreign language aptitude.

  19. Learning content in a second language: Advantageous for the brain? A comparison of monolingual and bilingual students´ cognitive aptitudes in mathematics learning

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    Theraulaz, Marie

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    This study investigated the relationship between bilingualism and cognitive skills. It shows how 10 to 12 year old bilingual learners apply cognitive aptitudes on mathematic tests compared to monolingual speakers. The study took place in Mexico and compared monolingual Spanish speakers with bilingual Spanish ? German speakers regarding their cognitive aptitudes. The cognitive skills that were being investigated were velocity in spatial speed, short-term memory, logical think...

  20. Musical Aptitude Is Associated with AVPR1A-Haplotypes

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    Ukkola, Liisa T.; Onkamo, Päivi; Raijas, Pirre; Karma, Kai; Järvelä, Irma

    2009-01-01

    Artistic creativity forms the basis of music culture and music industry. Composing, improvising and arranging music are complex creative functions of the human brain, which biological value remains unknown. We hypothesized that practicing music is social communication that needs musical aptitude and even creativity in music. In order to understand the neurobiological basis of music in human evolution and communication we analyzed polymorphisms of the arginine vasopressin receptor 1A (AVPR1A), serotonin transporter (SLC6A4), catecol-O-methyltranferase (COMT), dopamin receptor D2 (DRD2) and tyrosine hydroxylase 1 (TPH1), genes associated with social bonding and cognitive functions in 19 Finnish families (n = 343 members) with professional musicians and/or active amateurs. All family members were tested for musical aptitude using the auditory structuring ability test (Karma Music test; KMT) and Carl Seashores tests for pitch (SP) and for time (ST). Data on creativity in music (composing, improvising and/or arranging music) was surveyed using a web-based questionnaire. Here we show for the first time that creative functions in music have a strong genetic component (h2 = .84; composing h2 = .40; arranging h2 = .46; improvising h2 = .62) in Finnish multigenerational families. We also show that high music test scores are significantly associated with creative functions in music (p<.0001). We discovered an overall haplotype association with AVPR1A gene (markers RS1 and RS3) and KMT (p = 0.0008; corrected p = 0.00002), SP (p = 0.0261; corrected p = 0.0072) and combined music test scores (COMB) (p = 0.0056; corrected p = 0.0006). AVPR1A haplotype AVR+RS1 further suggested a positive association with ST (p = 0.0038; corrected p = 0.00184) and COMB (p = 0.0083; corrected p = 0.0040) using haplotype-based association test HBAT. The results suggest that the neurobiology of music perception and production is likely to be

  1. Musical aptitude is associated with AVPR1A-haplotypes.

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    Liisa T Ukkola

    Full Text Available Artistic creativity forms the basis of music culture and music industry. Composing, improvising and arranging music are complex creative functions of the human brain, which biological value remains unknown. We hypothesized that practicing music is social communication that needs musical aptitude and even creativity in music. In order to understand the neurobiological basis of music in human evolution and communication we analyzed polymorphisms of the arginine vasopressin receptor 1A (AVPR1A, serotonin transporter (SLC6A4, catecol-O-methyltranferase (COMT, dopamin receptor D2 (DRD2 and tyrosine hydroxylase 1 (TPH1, genes associated with social bonding and cognitive functions in 19 Finnish families (n = 343 members with professional musicians and/or active amateurs. All family members were tested for musical aptitude using the auditory structuring ability test (Karma Music test; KMT and Carl Seashores tests for pitch (SP and for time (ST. Data on creativity in music (composing, improvising and/or arranging music was surveyed using a web-based questionnaire. Here we show for the first time that creative functions in music have a strong genetic component (h(2 = .84; composing h(2 = .40; arranging h(2 = .46; improvising h(2 = .62 in Finnish multigenerational families. We also show that high music test scores are significantly associated with creative functions in music (p<.0001. We discovered an overall haplotype association with AVPR1A gene (markers RS1 and RS3 and KMT (p = 0.0008; corrected p = 0.00002, SP (p = 0.0261; corrected p = 0.0072 and combined music test scores (COMB (p = 0.0056; corrected p = 0.0006. AVPR1A haplotype AVR+RS1 further suggested a positive association with ST (p = 0.0038; corrected p = 0.00184 and COMB (p = 0.0083; corrected p = 0.0040 using haplotype-based association test HBAT. The results suggest that the neurobiology of music perception and production is likely to be related to the pathways affecting intrinsic attachment

  2. Lack of research aptitude in medical education

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    Narendra Kumar

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Students are attracted towards the medical profession to become a doctor and not to be a researcher. According to a recent study there are about 1,00,000 undergraduate medical students in India at a given point of time, out of them only 0.9% of the students have shown research aptitude. During their training period of graduation in medical sciences, they are so much burdened with the work load of exams, practicals, ward duties and tutorials. In such an over burdened situation very few of them can think about research. A study had shown that training in research methodology received early in medical school helps students to develop a positive attitude towards research. So changes in the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum are required to promote research among medical students. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2014; 3(1.000: 247-248

  3. TEACHING COMPETENCYAND TEACHING APTITUDE OF STUDENT TEACHERS AT SECONDARY LEVEL

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    Seema Gopinath; Rajalakshmi S

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    Teaching competencies denote a set of conclusions, trainable skills and abilities which make a teacher effective, where as teaching aptitude refers to the capacity or ability to acquire proficiency in teaching under appropriate conditions. The present study examines the relationship between teaching competency and teaching aptitude of student teachers at secondary level. Normative survey method is used for the study. The sample consists of 60 student teachers at secondary level...

  4. Speech rhythm sensitivity and musical aptitude: ERPs and individual differences.

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    Magne, Cyrille; Jordan, Deanna K; Gordon, Reyna L

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    This study investigated the electrophysiological markers of rhythmic expectancy during speech perception. In addition, given the large literature showing overlaps between cognitive and neural resources recruited for language and music, we considered a relation between musical aptitude and individual differences in speech rhythm sensitivity. Twenty adults were administered a standardized assessment of musical aptitude, and EEG was recorded as participants listened to sequences of four bisyllabic words for which the stress pattern of the final word either matched or mismatched the stress pattern of the preceding words. Words with unexpected stress patterns elicited an increased fronto-central mid-latency negativity. In addition, rhythm aptitude significantly correlated with the size of the negative effect elicited by unexpected iambic words, the least common type of stress pattern in English. The present results suggest shared neurocognitive resources for speech rhythm and musical rhythm. PMID:26828758

  5. Executive Function and Reading Aptitude: A Grounded Theory Analysis of Teacher Perspectives

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    Nordman, Jenny

    2013-01-01

    This qualitative, grounded theory study investigated teacher perspectives on the relationship between executive function and reading aptitude. The influence of executive function may be underestimated in terms of its impact on reading aptitude, which could have significant implications on how reading aptitude is currently defined. The foundational…

  6. Enhancing the visuo-spatial aptitude of students

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    Lord, Thomas R.

    Research to date has not been able to agree whether visuo-spatial ability can be influenced through practice. Many have concluded that spatial awareness is an innate phenomena and cannot be learned. Others contend that an individual's visuo-spatial potentials are acquired through interactions with the environment. Many of these theorists believe that spatial thinking can be developed through interactive exercises devised to encourage mental image formation and manipulation. To help alleviate the confusion surrounding this question the following study was undertaken. Eighty-four college undergraduates were randomly placed into control and experimental sections. Student records were examined to assure that the groups did not differ significantly in their verbal or math proficiency and pertinent pretests were given to ascertain spatial levels. The groups were also similar on their male and female ratios. During the semester the experimental section was treated to a 30-minute interaction each week. These sessions involved spatial exercises that required the participants to mentally bisect three-dimensional geometric figures and to envision the shape of the two-dimensional surface formed by the bisection. The subjects drew their mental image of this surface on a sheet of paper. Fourteen weeks later both groups were post tested with a second comparable version of the pretest. Statistical t tests were performed on the group means to see if significant differences developed between the sections. The results indicate that statistical improvement in visuo-spatial cognition did occur for the experimental group in spatial visualization, and spatial orientation. This finding suggests that the weekly intervention sessions had a positive effect on the students' visuo-spatial awareness. These results, therefore, tend to support those researchers that claim visuo-spatial aptitude can be enhanced through teaching.

  7. Actitud, aptitud y rendimiento en matemáticas: un estudio en primero de magisterio

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    Nortes, Andres; Martínez, Rosa

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    Este trabajo de investigación ha sido realizado en la Escuela Universitaria de Magisterio de Murcia, en la asignatura de Matemáticas 1°. A los alumnos de tres grupos de diferentes características -uno de la especialidad de Filología, otro del resto de especialidades y un tercero de todas las especialidades, se les aplicaron una serie de pruebas con la finalidad de medir variables actitudinales y de rendimiento en matemáticas, mediante tests estandarizados se obtuvo la aptitud verbal, numéric...

  8. Flexible Use of the Imaginal Coding System and Creative Aptitude.

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    Durio, Helen F.

    Eighty-nine college students with varying levels of divergent thinking aptitude participated in a study focusing on the processing of concrete and abstract stimuli. The subjects were administered three divergent thinking instruments. Their processing of concrete and abstract stimuli was studied in two separate free-response tasks. It was…

  9. Criterios de valoración de la aptitud según profesiones Aptitude assessment criteria depending on the profession

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    M.ª Teresa Magdalena Iglesias

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    Full Text Available La valoración de la aptitud forma parte de la actividad diaria del médico del trabajo. La queja generalizada es que no hay criterios estandarizados para ello. Lo que sí hay son "criterios de exclusión" utilizados en profesiones de gran responsabilidad, en las cuales un error provocaría consecuencias graves para el trabajador o para terceros. Estos criterios son requisitos mínimos exigidos para la incorporación a un puesto de trabajo pero, están pensados desde un punto de vista de selección del personal más que de salud laboral. Objetivos: Conocer la situación actual en cuanto a la valoración de la aptitud para trabajar y comparar criterios de aptitud con criterios de exclusión para puestos de trabajo concretos. Metodología: La búsqueda de las referencias bibliográficas se realizó mediante palabras clave y descriptores DeCS. Se recuperaron 1593 citas. Tras aplicar los criterios de exclusión y realizar un análisis de pertinencia, se pudo conseguir a texto completo 23, encontrándose 7 artículos más relacionados con el tema en la búsqueda manual de la bibliografía. Resultados: Sólo dos artículos tratan el tema de la aptitud a fondo. Los cuadros de exclusión médica se ocupan de prácticamente todos los órganos y aparatos y de la aptitud psíquica, mientras que los artículos revisados tratan únicamente de algunos de estos aspectos. Conclusiones: La tendencia de la mayoría de los autores es prescindir del examen médico pre-empleo siempre que no sea obligatorio, y mantener los exámenes de salud periódicos. Las patologías hasta ahora más estudiadas son la hipertensión arterial y las deficiencias en la agudeza visual. Los profesionales en los cuales se vigila más las capacidades psicofísicas son los conductores y los pilotos de aviación.The assessment of aptitude is part of the daily activity of occupational health doctors. The general complaint is that there is no standardized criteria to do so. What there exists

  10. Compensación Paralelo de Reactivos Durante la Prueba de Aptitud al Cortocircuito en Transformadores de Distribución Reactive Parallel Compensation During a Withstand Short-circuit Test in Distribution Transformers

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    Iván F Orduña

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se plantea una estrategia de compensación de reactivos paralelo con capacitores, para aumentar la capacidad del campo de prueba de cortocircuito de la Universidad del Valle. Los transformadores son elementos esenciales para mantener el suministro de energía eléctrica. Por esta razón deben tener una capacidad adecuada para soportar las exigencias mecánicas, térmicas y eléctricas que se presentan durante un cortocircuito. En el laboratorio de ensayos de Alta Tensión de la Universidad del Valle (Cali. Colombia, se cuenta con un campo de prueba de cortocircuito para transformadores de distribución, el cual tiene capacidad de probar transformadores monofásicos hasta 100kVA y trifásicos hasta 300kVA. Este campo está limitado por la capacidad de corriente en la red y la prueba sólo se puede hacer a un voltaje fijo, definido por el circuito de alimentación. Los resultados muestran que la compensación paralela es una alternativa viable para reducir los requerimientos de capacidad de corriente de un campo de pruebas de cortocircuito.This article presents a strategy for using parallel reactive compensation with capacitors to increase the capacity of the short circuit test field at the Universidad del Valle. Transformers are key elements to maintain the electrical supply service. For that reason they must have an adequate capacity to withstand the mechanical, thermal and electrical stresses that occur during a short circuit. The High Voltage testing laboratory of the Universidad del Valle ( Cali, Colombia , carries out short circuit tests for single phase distribution transformers up to 100kVA and for three phase transformers up to 300kVA . The short circuit withstand test at the laboratory is limited by the distribution network current capacity and the test can only be done at a fixed voltage , defined by the electrical network. The results show that parallel reactive compensation is a good alternative to reduce capacity

  11. Das Hamburger Auswahlverfahren in der Zahnmedizin – Einführung des HAM-Nat als fachspezifischer Studierfähigkeitstest [The Hamburg Selection Procedure for Dental Students – Introduction of the HAM-Nat as subject-specific test for study aptitude

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    Kothe, Christian

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    Full Text Available [english] Introduction: The present study examines the question whether the selection of dental students should be based solely on average school-leaving grades (GPA or whether it could be improved by using a subject-specific aptitude test.Methods: The HAM-Nat Natural Sciences Test was piloted with freshmen during their first study week in 2006 and 2007. In 2009 and 2010 it was used in the dental student selection process. The sample size in the regression models varies between 32 and 55 students. Results: Used as a supplement to the German GPA, the HAM-Nat test explained up to 12% of the variance in preclinical examination performance. We confirmed the prognostic validity of GPA reported in earlier studies in some, but not all of the individual preclinical examination results. Conclusion: The HAM-Nat test is a reliable selection tool for dental students. Use of the HAM-Nat yielded a significant improvement in prediction of preclinical academic success in dentistry.[german] Einleitung: In der vorliegenden Untersuchung wird der Frage nachgegangen, ob die Auswahl der Studierenden in der Zahnmedizin alleine durch die Abiturdurchschnittsnote erfolgen sollte oder ob sie durch den Einsatz eines fachspezifischen Studierfähigkeitstest verbessert werden kann. Methoden: Der Naturwissenschaftstest HAM-Nat wurde in den Jahren 2006 und 2007 in der Erstsemesterwoche an den Studienanfängerinnen und -anfängern* erprobt sowie 2009 und 2010 im Auswahlverfahren eingesetzt. Die Stichprobengrößen der Regressionsmodelle variieren in allen Jahrgängen zwischen 32 und 55 Teilnehmern. Ergebnisse: Der HAM-Nat erklärte zusätzlich zur Abiturdurchschnittsnote bis zu 12 % der Leistungsvarianz in den vorklinischen Prüfungsleistungen. Die in anderen Studien gefundene prognostische Güte der Abiturdurchschnittsnote konnte für einige, aber nicht für alle Einzelprüfungen bestätigt werden. Schlussfolgerung: Der HAM-Nat erwies sich als zuverlässiges Auswahlinstrument

  12. The association of noise sensitivity with music listening, training, and aptitude.

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    Kliuchko, Marina; Heinonen-Guzejev, Marja; Monacis, Lucia; Gold, Benjamin P; Heikkilä, Kauko V; Spinosa, Vittoria; Tervaniemi, Mari; Brattico, Elvira

    2015-01-01

    After intensive, long-term musical training, the auditory system of a musician is specifically tuned to perceive musical sounds. We wished to find out whether a musician's auditory system also develops increased sensitivity to any sound of everyday life, experiencing them as noise. For this purpose, an online survey, including questionnaires on noise sensitivity, musical background, and listening tests for assessing musical aptitude, was administered to 197 participants in Finland and Italy. Subjective noise sensitivity (assessed with the Weinstein's Noise Sensitivity Scale) was analyzed for associations with musicianship, musical aptitude, weekly time spent listening to music, and the importance of music in each person's life (or music importance). Subjects were divided into three groups according to their musical expertise: Nonmusicians (N = 103), amateur musicians (N = 44), and professional musicians (N = 50). The results showed that noise sensitivity did not depend on musical expertise or performance on musicality tests or the amount of active (attentive) listening to music. In contrast, it was associated with daily passive listening to music, so that individuals with higher noise sensitivity spent less time in passive (background) listening to music than those with lower sensitivity to noise. Furthermore, noise-sensitive respondents rated music as less important in their life than did individuals with lower sensitivity to noise. The results demonstrate that the special sensitivity of the auditory system derived from musical training does not lead to increased irritability from unwanted sounds. However, the disposition to tolerate contingent musical backgrounds in everyday life depends on the individual's noise sensitivity.

  13. Directed-inquiry approach to learning science process skills: treatment effects and aptitude-treatment interactions

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    Germann, Paul J.

    The directed-inquiry approach to learning science process skills and scientific problem solving [DIAL(SPS)2] was developed to help high-school students gain the critical thinking skills required to solve problems in the biology lab. This curriculum integrated several learning strategies into a single approach: advance organizers, the learning cycle, concept maps, Vee diagrams, a focusing strategy, and writing. Two general questions were addressed. First, was the DIAL(SPS)2 treatment more effective than a conventional treatment? Second, was there evidence of an aptitude-treatment interaction? Four high-school biology classes taught by this investigator were used to test the DIAL(SPS)2 curriculum. Scheduling of students involved ability grouping. To test the curriculum in the most rigorous way, the experimental group consisted of average ability students and the comparison group consisted of above-average students. Both the groups were pretested in August and posttested in May. In the intervening time, the experimental group received the DIAL(SPS)2 treatment while the comparison group received a more traditional approach. Analysis of covariance revealed that the DIAL(SPS)2 curriculum had no significant effect on the learning of science process skills or on cognitive development. Aptitude-treatment interaction analyses revealed an interaction of DIAL(SPS)2 treatment and cognitive development.

  14. The Relation of College Student Self-Efficacy toward Writing and Writing Self-Regulation Aptitude: Writing Feedback Perceptions as a Mediating Variable

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    Ekholm, Eric; Zumbrunn, Sharon; Conklin, Sarah

    2015-01-01

    Despite the powerful effect feedback often has on student writing success more research is needed on how students emotionally react to the feedback they receive. This study tested the predictive and mediational roles of college student writing self-efficacy beliefs and feedback perceptions on writing self-regulation aptitude. Results suggested…

  15. CAMBIOS EN LA APTITUD FÍSICA EN UN GRUPO DE MUJERES ADULTAS MAYORES BAJO EL MODELO DE ENVEJECIMIENTO ACTIVO Changes in physical aptitude in a group of older adult women in line with the active aging model

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    Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. La actividad física regular puede disminuir la progresión en la pérdida de la capacidad funcional y el deterioro de la salud del adulto mayor. El modelo de envejecimiento activo ha demostrado su efectividad para promover salud y la funcionalidad a través del aumento de los niveles de aptitud física. Objetivo. El propósito de la investigación fue describir los cambios en la aptitud física posterior a un programa de intervención de actividad física basado en el modelo de envejecimiento activo en 21 sujetos de al menos 60 años, de una localidad de la ciudad de Bogotá-Colombia. Material y métodos. Estudio descriptivo, serie de casos, que analizó cambios en los componentes de la aptitud física, luego de la implementación de un programa de actividad física, con duración igual o mayor a una hora por día, cinco días por semana, durante 12 semanas. Se aplicó la batería Senior Fitness Test (SFT y la encuesta de comportamiento frente a la actividad física de Bess Marcus, previo consentimiento informado de los sujetos participantes. Resultados. La evaluación final mostró cambios estadísticamente significativos con un IC 95% en las variables medidas como: peso, índice de masa corporal, perímetro abdominal, porcentaje graso (porcentaje magro, fuerza flexibilidad resistencia cardiovascular y agilidad. Conclusiones. Los programas de actividad física basados en el modelo de envejecimiento activo proporcionan cambios en la aptitud física especialmente en la fuerza de resistencia, la resistencia aeróbica, la agilidad motora, la flexibilidad y la composición corporal.Background. Regular physical activity can reduce the progression of loss of functional capacity and deterioration in older adults' health. The active aging model's effectiveness in promoting health and functionality has been demonstrated by increasing levels of physical aptitude. Objective. The present research was aimed at describing changes in physical

  16. Aptitud de padres para prevenir abuso sexual en menores después de una intervención educativa participativa Parental aptitude to prevent child sexual abuse after a participatory education intervention

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    Martha Alicia Higareda-Almaraz

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Evaluar la aptitud en los padres sobre el impacto de educar con equidad a los menores, para prevenir abuso sexual infantil con una estrategia educativa participativa. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Diseño cuasiexperimental. Se incluyó a 92 padres con hijos menores en preescolar que recibieron una intervención educativa con estrategia promotora participativa por una hora durante 20 días. Para evaluar el cambio de aptitud se construyó previamente un cuestionario estructurado con 20 enunciados, que fue validado por expertos en educación y sexología infantil. Para comparar la diferencia intragrupos se utilizó Wilcoxon. RESULTADOS: Se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en las respuestas de los padres antes/después de la intervención educativa con un valor en la mediana (rango 10(2-12/18(6-20, pOBJECTIVE: To evaluate the aptitude of parents regarding the educational impact of equity education for children to prevent child sexual abuse using participatory strategies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Quasi-experimental design. Ninety-two parents with children in preschool were included in the study. The parents were given a course using participatory educational strategies for one hour daily over a period of 20 days. Prior to the course, a group of experts in child education and sexology prepared a questionnaire with 20 sentences. A Wilcoxon test was used to compare intergroup differences RESULTS: We found statistically significant differences in the parents' responses before and after the educational intervention, with a median (range of 10(2-12/18(6-20, p<0.01. CONCLUSIONS: A significant change in aptitude was noted when parents attended classes using a participatory strategy to learn about the impact of educational equity for the prevention of child sexual abuse. Thus, it is imperative to continue evaluating different educational strategies.

  17. Learning style preference and student aptitude for concept maps.

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    Kostovich, Carol T; Poradzisz, Michele; Wood, Karen; O'Brien, Karen L

    2007-05-01

    Acknowledging that individuals' preferences for learning vary, faculty in an undergraduate nursing program questioned whether a student's learning style is an indicator of aptitude in developing concept maps. The purpose of this research was to describe the relationship between nursing students' learning style preference and aptitude for concept maps. The sample included 120 undergraduate students enrolled in the adult health nursing course. Students created one concept map and completed two instruments: the Learning Style Survey and the Concept Map Survey. Data included Learning Style Survey scores, grade for the concept map, and grade for the adult health course. No significant difference was found between learning style preference and concept map grades. Thematic analysis of the qualitative survey data yielded further insight into students' preferences for creating concept maps.

  18. Development and validation of an instrument to measure family physicians' clinical aptitude in metabolic syndrome in Mexico Desarrollo y validación de un instrumento para medir la aptitud clínica de médicos familiares en síndrome metabólico en México

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this work was to measure family physicians' clinical aptitude for the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic syndrome in a representative sample from six Family Medicine Units (UMF at the Mexican Institute for Social Security (IMSS, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study. A validated and structured instrument was used, with a confidence coefficient (Kuder-Richardson of 0.95, that was applied to a representative sample of 90 family physicians throughout six UMFs in Guadalajara, between 2003 and 2004. Mann-Whitney's U and Kruskal-Wallis' tests were used to compare two or more groups, and the Perez-Viniegra Test was used to define aptitude development levels. RESULTS: No statistically significant differences were found in aptitude development between the six family medicine units groups and other comparative groups. CONCLUSIONS: The generally low level of clinical aptitude, and its indicators, reflects limitations on the part of family physicians at the IMSS in Jalisco to identify and manage metabolic syndrome.OBJETIVO: El propósito de este estudio fue medir la aptitud clínica de los médicos familiares de una muestra representativa de seis Unidades de Medicina Familiar (UMF del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS, en Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, en el diagnóstico y tratamiento del síndrome metabólico. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Es un estudio observacional, prospectivo y comparativo. Se diseñó y validó un instrumento estructurado con un coeficiente de confianza (Kuder-Richardson de 0.95, aplicado a una muestra representativa de 90 médicos familiares de seis UMF en Guadalajara, entre 2003 y 2004. Se utilizaron los tests de Mann-Whitney U y Kruskal-Wallis para comparar dos o más grupos, y el test de Pérez-Viniegra se utilizó para definir los niveles de desarrollo de aptitud. RESULTADOS: No se observaron diferencias significativas en el desarrollo de aptitud entre

  19. The benefits of completing homework for students with different aptitudes in an introductory physics course

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    Kontur, F. J.; Terry, N. B.

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    We examine the relationship between homework completion and exam performance for students having different physics aptitudes for five different semesters of an introductory electricity and magnetism course. In our analysis, we plot exam scores versus homework completion scores and calculate the slopes of the line fits and the Pearson correlations. On average, completing many homework problems correlated to better exam scores only for students with high physics aptitude. Low aptitude physics s...

  20. Acreditación de laboratorios y ensayos de aptitud

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    Elia I. Guevara-Guerrero; Wilfredo Suárez-Piña; Pedro Tamayo-García

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    El trabajo refiere la importancia y ventajas que represe nta la acreditación de laboratorios de calibración y ensayos para la economía nacional, la cual está vinculada a la participación sistemática de estos, con desempeño positivo, en ensayos de aptitud; asimismo aborda la situación de laboratorios acreditados en el territorio de las provincias de Holguín, Granma y Las Tunas. Para el desarrollo del trabajo se utilizaron los métod...

  1. The Structural Connectivity Underpinning Language Aptitude, Working Memory, and IQ in the Perisylvian Language Network

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    Xiang, Huadong; Dediu, Dan; Roberts, Leah; van Oort, Erik; Norris, David G.; Hagoort, Peter

    2012-01-01

    In this article, we report the results of a study on the relationship between individual differences in language learning aptitude and the structural connectivity of language pathways in the adult brain, the first of its kind. We measured four components of language aptitude ("vocabulary learning"; "sound recognition"; "sound-symbol…

  2. Foreign Language Learning Aptitudes, Attitudes, Attributions, and Achievement of Postsecondary Students Identified as Gifted

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    Bain, Sherry K.; McCallum, R. Steve; Bell, Sherry Mee; Cochran, Jeff L.; Sawyer, Stephani Choate

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    We investigated the aptitudes, attitudes, attributions, and achievement of undergraduates identified as gifted who were taking a beginning Spanish course, and compared these characteristics to undergraduates in the same cohort group who had not been identified as gifted. There were differences in the aptitudes, attitudes, and achievement of…

  3. Language Aptitude and Long-Term Achievement in Early Childhood L2 Learners

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    Granena, Gisela

    2014-01-01

    Language aptitude comprises cognitive and perceptual abilities that predispose individuals to learn well or rapidly (Carroll 1981; Doughty et al. 2007) and that can interplay with age by moderating its effects on learning outcomes. Although there is agreement regarding the importance of aptitude, findings have been mixed regarding its role in…

  4. College chemistry and piaget: The relationship of aptitude and achievement measures

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    Bender, David S.; Milakofsky, Louis

    Cognitive performance on An Inventory of Piaget's Developmental Tasks (IPDT) was related to the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and performance in both college chemistry lecture and laboratory classes. The IPDT is a valid and reliable 72-item, untimed, multiple-choice paper-and-pencil inventory. It has 18 subtests grouped into five problem areas representing different Piagetian tasks. Subjects (n = 225) from two different levels of introductory chemistry courses participated. IPDT scores were significantly correlated with SAT and placement data. In overall Piagetian development, A students rated higher than others. Performance in classification and proportional reasoning problem areas correlated with course achievement, particularly for higher-level students. Weakest areas of development were indicated by subtest scores and are described with implications for course performance. Finally, Piagetian tasks were related to learning and instructional activities in introductory chemistry classes and are discussed.

  5. The benefits of completing homework for students with different aptitudes in an introductory physics course

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    2013-01-01

    We examine the relationship between homework completion and exam performance for students having different physics aptitudes for five different semesters of an introductory electricity and magnetism course. In our analysis, we plot exam scores versus homework completion scores and calculate the slopes of the line fits and the Pearson correlations. On average, completing many homework problems correlated to better exam scores only for students with high physics aptitude. Low aptitude physics students had a negative correlation between exam performance and completing homework; the more homework problems they did, the worse their performance was on exams. One explanation for this effect is that the assigned homework problems placed an excessive cognitive load on low aptitude students. As a result, no learning or even negative learning might have taken place when low aptitude students attempted to do assigned homework. Another explanation is based on the fact that the negative benefit effects first appeared when ...

  6. [The certificate of aptitude for sport].

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    Ouchinsky, M

    2013-09-01

    The medical certificate of no contraindication to the practice of sport, requires prudence during the exam preceding its writing for medicals and medico-legal reasons. It needs a careful questioning on important points relative to the risk of health problems during a sportive effort, especially to seek for the prodoms which can be found in 7 to 50% of cases. This questioning can sometimes be specific to certain specialities of sport. Actually, even if the concept of mass screening identify for sports people, amateurs or not, is still much debated, we can consider as a reasonable attitude, in consulting with the general medicine, to practice a careful cardiovascular examination and an ECG whose the interpretation, done with the expertise required, could help to detect about 60% of the possible lethal abnormalities to the physical effort. In case of doubt during the exam, the complementary investigations are needed in some cases (echocardiogram, stress testing, myocardial perfusion, electrophysiological endocavitary exploration). After that, the used advices can be given to the sportive candidate to minimize the risks. Despite these precautions, a subit death because of the effort can non totally be avoided. Finally, it must be remembered that the behaviour to have for kid and for elderly person involves certain specificities to know. PMID:24195252

  7. Criterios de valoración de la aptitud según profesiones Aptitude assessment criteria depending on the profession

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    M.ª Teresa Magdalena Iglesias; Margarita Dietl Sagüés; Ángel Asúnsolo del Barco

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    La valoración de la aptitud forma parte de la actividad diaria del médico del trabajo. La queja generalizada es que no hay criterios estandarizados para ello. Lo que sí hay son "criterios de exclusión" utilizados en profesiones de gran responsabilidad, en las cuales un error provocaría consecuencias graves para el trabajador o para terceros. Estos criterios son requisitos mínimos exigidos para la incorporación a un puesto de trabajo pero, están pensados desde un punto de vista de selección de...

  8. Using dramatic role-play to develop emotional aptitude

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available As university educators, we need to prepare students for the transition from the information age to what Daniel H. Pink (2005 calls the conceptual age, which is governed by artistry, empathy and emotion, by including in the curricula activities that stimulate both hemispheres of the brain. This can be done by promoting activities that energize what Daniel Goleman (1995 refers to as emotional intelligence, and it further maintains that, as Paul Ekman (2003 suggests, the ability to detect feelings improves communication. Recognizing the need to include in the curricula procedures that help develop students’ right brain aptitudes and enhance their communication skills, I have endeavoured to introduce dramatic scene study as a sustained activity in my English for Specific Purposes courses at the Universidad de Valencia. My aim was to energize the students’ creative and emotional aptitudes, as well as to dynamize effective teamwork. This article sustains that dramatic role-play, based on scripted scene study and related improvisational activities, is one way of achieving this.

  9. Relationships among musical aptitude, digit ratio and testosterone in men and women.

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    Full Text Available Circulating adult testosterone levels, digit ratio (length of the second finger relative to the fourth finger, and directional asymmetry in digit ratio are considered sexually dimorphic traits in humans. These have been related to spatial abilities in men and women, and because similar brain structures appear to be involved in both spatial and musical abilities, neuroendocrine function may be related to musical as well as spatial cognition. To evaluate relationships among testosterone and musical ability in men and women, saliva samples were collected, testosterone concentrations assessed, and digit ratios calculated using standardized protocols in a sample of university students (N = 61, including both music and non-music majors. Results of Spearman correlations suggest that digit ratio and testosterone levels are statistically related to musical aptitude and performance only within the female sample: A those females with greater self-reported history of exposure to music (p = 0.016 and instrument proficiency (p = 0.040 scored higher on the Advanced Measures of Music Audiation test, B those females with higher left hand digit ratio (and perhaps lower fetal testosterone levels were more highly ranked (p = 0.007 in the orchestra, C female music students exhibited a trend (p = 0.082 towards higher testosterone levels compared to female non-music students, and D female music students with higher rank in the orchestra/band had higher testosterone levels (p = 0.003 than lower ranked students. None of these relationships were significant in the male sample, although a lack of statistical power may be one cause. The effects of testosterone are likely a small part of a poorly understood system of biological and environmental stimuli that contribute to musical aptitude. Hormones may play some role in modulating the phenotype of musical ability, and this may be the case for females more so than males.

  10. Researching Aptitude in a Process-based Approach to Foreign Language Writing Instruction

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    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available In the study reported here, we explored writing processes employed by 70 undergraduate learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL through questionnaires and think-aloud protocols. Then we looked for possible differences in the writing processes employed by high- and low-aptitude learners. We observed that learners with higher aptitude scores devoted more attention to clausal complexity than those with lower levels of aptitude. Moreover, they resorted less frequently to their mother tongue while writing texts in English. High-aptitude EFL learners also used more global planning strategies than their low-aptitude peers and edited while writing much more frequently. Our review showed that even though aptitude has been extensively researched in second language acquisition and shown to correlate with the level of success in different skills, it has rarely been considered in relation to writing processes. We suggest that, as classroom teachers, EFL writing instructors accumulate and incorporate knowledge of their students’ aptitude in deploying their teaching strategies. 

  11. The Differential Validity of Personality, Personal History, and Aptitude Data for Minority and Nonminority Employees

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    Tolle, David L.; And Others

    1972-01-01

    Results of this study point to the importance of using a differential validity model in industrial validation research not only for aptitude measures, but also for personality and personal history data. (Authors)

  12. Modelo para el análisis de una aptitud cognitiva para el aprendizaje

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    Clara Cecilia Uribe Hernández

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    Full Text Available La investigación en el campo de las aptitudes cognitivas para el aprendizaje requiere una forma de abordarlas y definir sus características y componentes. A su vez, esta definición debe conducir al investigador a la creación de pruebas de medición que ayuden al análisis de este tipo de aptitudes y su relación con otras variables del aprendizaje. Para dar respuesta a esas necesidades, el objetivo de este artículo es proponer la creación de un modelo para el análisis de una aptitud cognitiva para el aprendizaje, cuya estructura conste de cuatro elementos principales. Dos de ellos relacionados con los enfoques y consideraciones para emprender su estudio; los otros dos, con la definición de la aptitud, a través de sus características y sus componentes.

  13. Language aptitude for pronunciation in advanced second language (L2) learners: behavioural predictors and neural substrates.

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    Hu, Xiaochen; Ackermann, Hermann; Martin, Jason A; Erb, Michael; Winkler, Susanne; Reiterer, Susanne M

    2013-12-01

    Individual differences in second language (L2) aptitude have been assumed to depend upon a variety of cognitive and personality factors. Especially, the cognitive factor phonological working memory has been conceptualised as language learning device. However, strong associations between phonological working memory and L2 aptitude have been previously found in early-stage learners only, not in advanced learners. The current study aimed at investigating the behavioural and neurobiological predictors of advanced L2 learning. Our behavioural results showed that phonetic coding ability and empathy, but not phonological working memory, predict L2 pronunciation aptitude in advanced learners. Second, functional neuroimaging revealed this behavioural trait to be correlated with hemodynamic responses of the cerebral network of speech motor control and auditory-perceptual areas. We suggest that the acquisition of L2 pronunciation aptitude is a dynamic process, requiring a variety of neural resources at different processing stages over time.

  14. Technological Aptitude and Applications of Leuconostoc mesenteroides Bioactive Strains Isolated from Algerian Raw Camel Milk

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    Benmechernene, Zineb; Chentouf, Hanane Fatma; Yahia, Bellil; Fatima, Ghazi; Quintela-Baluja, Marcos; Calo-Mata, Pilar; Barros-Velázquez, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    Two strains (B7 and Z8) of the Leuconostoc mesenteroides subspecies mesenteroides that were isolated from Algerian camel milk from an initial pool of 13 strains and demonstrated a high ability to inhibit the growth of Listeria spp. were selected and characterised at the phenotypic and genotypic levels. Probiotic profiling and inhibition spectra against food borne pathogens in mixed cultures were also investigated. The bacteriocin produced by L. mesenteroides strain B7 was identified as leucocin B by specific PCR. In vitro studies demonstrated that both Leuconostoc mesenteroides strains exhibited a marked probiotic profile, showing high survival at low pH (2-3 and 4) in the presence of 0.5%, 1%, and 2% of bile salts and at pH 3 in the presence of 3 mg/mL pepsin. Susceptibility testing against antimicrobial agents was also performed for both strains. When tested in a mixed culture with Listeria innocua, Listeria ivanovii, or Staphylococcus aureus, strain B7 reduced the numbers of these species by 1.87, 1.78, and 1.38 log units, respectively. Consequently, these two strains were found to possess good probiotic properties in vitro and a high capacity for Listeria spp. inhibition in mixed cultures. Therefore, these strains have a favourable technological aptitude and a potential application as novel probiotic starters. PMID:24392451

  15. Technological aptitude and applications of Leuconostoc mesenteroides bioactive strains isolated from Algerian raw camel milk.

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    Benmechernene, Zineb; Chentouf, Hanane Fatma; Yahia, Bellil; Fatima, Ghazi; Quintela-Baluja, Marcos; Calo-Mata, Pilar; Barros-Velázquez, Jorge

    2013-01-01

    Two strains (B7 and Z8) of the Leuconostoc mesenteroides subspecies mesenteroides that were isolated from Algerian camel milk from an initial pool of 13 strains and demonstrated a high ability to inhibit the growth of Listeria spp. were selected and characterised at the phenotypic and genotypic levels. Probiotic profiling and inhibition spectra against food borne pathogens in mixed cultures were also investigated. The bacteriocin produced by L. mesenteroides strain B7 was identified as leucocin B by specific PCR. In vitro studies demonstrated that both Leuconostoc mesenteroides strains exhibited a marked probiotic profile, showing high survival at low pH (2-3 and 4) in the presence of 0.5%, 1%, and 2% of bile salts and at pH 3 in the presence of 3 mg/mL pepsin. Susceptibility testing against antimicrobial agents was also performed for both strains. When tested in a mixed culture with Listeria innocua, Listeria ivanovii, or Staphylococcus aureus, strain B7 reduced the numbers of these species by 1.87, 1.78, and 1.38 log units, respectively. Consequently, these two strains were found to possess good probiotic properties in vitro and a high capacity for Listeria spp. inhibition in mixed cultures. Therefore, these strains have a favourable technological aptitude and a potential application as novel probiotic starters. PMID:24392451

  16. Technological Aptitude and Applications of Leuconostoc mesenteroides Bioactive Strains Isolated from Algerian Raw Camel Milk

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Two strains (B7 and Z8 of the Leuconostoc mesenteroides subspecies mesenteroides that were isolated from Algerian camel milk from an initial pool of 13 strains and demonstrated a high ability to inhibit the growth of Listeria spp. were selected and characterised at the phenotypic and genotypic levels. Probiotic profiling and inhibition spectra against food borne pathogens in mixed cultures were also investigated. The bacteriocin produced by L. mesenteroides strain B7 was identified as leucocin B by specific PCR. In vitro studies demonstrated that both Leuconostoc mesenteroides strains exhibited a marked probiotic profile, showing high survival at low pH (2-3 and 4 in the presence of 0.5%, 1%, and 2% of bile salts and at pH 3 in the presence of 3 mg/mL pepsin. Susceptibility testing against antimicrobial agents was also performed for both strains. When tested in a mixed culture with Listeria innocua, Listeria ivanovii, or Staphylococcus aureus, strain B7 reduced the numbers of these species by 1.87, 1.78, and 1.38 log units, respectively. Consequently, these two strains were found to possess good probiotic properties in vitro and a high capacity for Listeria spp. inhibition in mixed cultures. Therefore, these strains have a favourable technological aptitude and a potential application as novel probiotic starters.

  17. Detecting signatures of positive selection associated with musical aptitude in the human genome

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    Liu, Xuanyao; Kanduri, Chakravarthi; Oikkonen, Jaana; Karma, Kai; Raijas, Pirre; Ukkola-Vuoti, Liisa; Teo, Yik-Ying; Järvelä, Irma

    2016-01-01

    Abilities related to musical aptitude appear to have a long history in human evolution. To elucidate the molecular and evolutionary background of musical aptitude, we compared genome-wide genotyping data (641 K SNPs) of 148 Finnish individuals characterized for musical aptitude. We assigned signatures of positive selection in a case-control setting using three selection methods: haploPS, XP-EHH and FST. Gene ontology classification revealed that the positive selection regions contained genes affecting inner-ear development. Additionally, literature survey has shown that several of the identified genes were known to be involved in auditory perception (e.g. GPR98, USH2A), cognition and memory (e.g. GRIN2B, IL1A, IL1B, RAPGEF5), reward mechanisms (RGS9), and song perception and production of songbirds (e.g. FOXP1, RGS9, GPR98, GRIN2B). Interestingly, genes related to inner-ear development and cognition were also detected in a previous genome-wide association study of musical aptitude. However, the candidate genes detected in this study were not reported earlier in studies of musical abilities. Identification of genes related to language development (FOXP1 and VLDLR) support the popular hypothesis that music and language share a common genetic and evolutionary background. The findings are consistent with the evolutionary conservation of genes related to auditory processes in other species and provide first empirical evidence for signatures of positive selection for abilities that contribute to musical aptitude. PMID:26879527

  18. Detecting signatures of positive selection associated with musical aptitude in the human genome.

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    Liu, Xuanyao; Kanduri, Chakravarthi; Oikkonen, Jaana; Karma, Kai; Raijas, Pirre; Ukkola-Vuoti, Liisa; Teo, Yik-Ying; Järvelä, Irma

    2016-01-01

    Abilities related to musical aptitude appear to have a long history in human evolution. To elucidate the molecular and evolutionary background of musical aptitude, we compared genome-wide genotyping data (641 K SNPs) of 148 Finnish individuals characterized for musical aptitude. We assigned signatures of positive selection in a case-control setting using three selection methods: haploPS, XP-EHH and FST. Gene ontology classification revealed that the positive selection regions contained genes affecting inner-ear development. Additionally, literature survey has shown that several of the identified genes were known to be involved in auditory perception (e.g. GPR98, USH2A), cognition and memory (e.g. GRIN2B, IL1A, IL1B, RAPGEF5), reward mechanisms (RGS9), and song perception and production of songbirds (e.g. FOXP1, RGS9, GPR98, GRIN2B). Interestingly, genes related to inner-ear development and cognition were also detected in a previous genome-wide association study of musical aptitude. However, the candidate genes detected in this study were not reported earlier in studies of musical abilities. Identification of genes related to language development (FOXP1 and VLDLR) support the popular hypothesis that music and language share a common genetic and evolutionary background. The findings are consistent with the evolutionary conservation of genes related to auditory processes in other species and provide first empirical evidence for signatures of positive selection for abilities that contribute to musical aptitude. PMID:26879527

  19. Aptitude-Treatment Interactions during Creativity Training in E-Learning: How Meaning-Making, Self-Regulation, and Knowledge Management Influence Creativity

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    Yeh, Yu-chu; Lin, Chun Fu

    2015-01-01

    The goal of aptitude-treatment interactions (ATIs) is to find the interactions between treatments and learners' aptitudes and therefore to achieve optimal learning. This study aimed at understanding whether the aptitudes of meaning-making, self-regulation, and knowledge management (KM) would interact with the treatment of 17-week KM-based training…

  20. Nursing students' reading and English aptitudes and their relationship to discipline-specific formal writing ability: a descriptive correlational study.

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    Newton, Sarah; Moore, Gary

    2010-01-01

    Formal writing assignments are commonly used in nursing education to develop students' critical thinking skills, as well as to enhance their communication abilities. However, writing apprehension is a common phenomenon among nursing students. It has been suggested that reading and English aptitudes are related to formal writing ability, yet neither the reading nor the English aptitudes of undergraduate nursing students have been described in the literature, and the relationships that reading and English aptitude have with formal writing ability have not been explored. The purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to describe writing apprehension and to assess the relationships among reading and English aptitude and discipline-specific formal writing ability among undergraduate nursing students. The study sample consisted of 146 sophomores from one baccalaureate nursing program. The results indicated that both reading and English aptitude were related to students' formal writing ability.

  1. Beyond the Test Scores.

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    Thibodeau, Janice J.

    1985-01-01

    A diagnostic-prescriptive scheme is illustrated using subtests of the Slingerland Screening Tests for Identifying Children with Specific Language Disability and the Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude. The scheme is intended to focus on the child's learning style by examining the task and the strategies employed. (CL)

  2. Prediction of auditory and visual p300 brain-computer interface aptitude.

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs provide a non-muscular communication channel for patients with late-stage motoneuron disease (e.g., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or otherwise motor impaired people and are also used for motor rehabilitation in chronic stroke. Differences in the ability to use a BCI vary from person to person and from session to session. A reliable predictor of aptitude would allow for the selection of suitable BCI paradigms. For this reason, we investigated whether P300 BCI aptitude could be predicted from a short experiment with a standard auditory oddball. METHODS: Forty healthy participants performed an electroencephalography (EEG based visual and auditory P300-BCI spelling task in a single session. In addition, prior to each session an auditory oddball was presented. Features extracted from the auditory oddball were analyzed with respect to predictive power for BCI aptitude. RESULTS: Correlation between auditory oddball response and P300 BCI accuracy revealed a strong relationship between accuracy and N2 amplitude and the amplitude of a late ERP component between 400 and 600 ms. Interestingly, the P3 amplitude of the auditory oddball response was not correlated with accuracy. CONCLUSIONS: Event-related potentials recorded during a standard auditory oddball session moderately predict aptitude in an audiory and highly in a visual P300 BCI. The predictor will allow for faster paradigm selection. SIGNIFICANCE: Our method will reduce strain on patients because unsuccessful training may be avoided, provided the results can be generalized to the patient population.

  3. An Aptitude-Treatment Interaction Approach to Writing-to-Learn

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    Kieft, Marleen; Rijlaarsdam, Gert; van den Bergh, Huub

    2008-01-01

    In this article, we propose to link the study of writing-to-learn to the theory of aptitude-treatment interaction (ATI). In an experimental study we examined the effects of a course on ''Writing-to-learn about literary stories'' consisting of writing tasks adapted to either a planning or a revising writing strategy. We hypothesized that the…

  4. Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery Scores and Aviation Electrician's Mate Class "A" School Attrition Rate.

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    Miller, Hershel M.

    A study investigated the use of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) subtests and combinations of subtest composites as placement qualifiers for the Aviation Electrician's Mate AEA(A1) school. It examined the relationship of the independent variables Arithmetic Reasoning; Math Knowledge; General Science; and Composite ASVAB score…

  5. Aptitude-Treatment Interaction Effects on Explicit Rule Learning: A Latent Growth Curve Analysis

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    Hwu, Fenfang; Pan, Wei; Sun, Shuyan

    2014-01-01

    Finding the match between individuals and educational treatments is the aim of both educators and the aptitude-treatment interaction research paradigm. Using the latent growth curve analysis, the present study investigates the interaction between the type of explicit instructional approaches (deductive vs. explicit-inductive) and the level of…

  6. An aptitude-treatment interaction approach to writing-to-learn

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    M. Kieft; G. Rijlaarsdam; H. van den Bergh

    2008-01-01

    In this article, we propose to link the study of writing-to-learn to the theory of aptitude-treatment interaction (ATI). In an experimental study we examined the effects of a course on "Writing-to-learn about literary stories" consisting of writing tasks adapted to either a planning or a revising wr

  7. A Study on Differential Aptitude and Teaching Competency of Student Teachers in Kancheepuram District

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    Shanmugam, P. N. Lakshmi

    2016-01-01

    The investigator studied the differential aptitude and teaching competency of student teachers in Kancheepuram district. The sample consisted of 300 student teachers drawn by questionnaire through quota sampling technique from SRM School of Teacher Education and Research and Muthukumaran College of Education. It was found that student teachers…

  8. Financial Knowledge and Aptitudes: Impacts on College Students' Financial Well-Being

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    Chan, S. Fiona; Chau, Albert Wai-Lap; Chan, Kim Yin-Kwan

    2012-01-01

    The study examines relationship between college students' money-related aptitudes, financial management practices and financial well-being. By integrating Kidwell, Brinberg and Turrisi's model of money management (2003) and other research on financial well-being, we surveyed 802 university students in Hong Kong. Our findings confirm the hypothesis…

  9. Visual-Spatial Aptitude in Elementary Education Majors in Science and Math Tracks.

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    Lord, Thomas R.; Rupert, Joy L.

    1995-01-01

    Administered two standard measures of spatial aptitude to several hundred elementary education majors. Reports that the men in the group significantly outperformed the women, men and women choosing to specialize in science and math scored significantly higher than their non-science-math peers, and there was no significant difference between men…

  10. Benefits of Completing Homework for Students with Different Aptitudes in an Introductory Electricity and Magnetism Course

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    Kontur, F.?J.; de La Harpe, K.; Terry, N.?B.

    2015-01-01

    We examine how student aptitudes impact how much students learn from doing graded online and written homework in an introductory electricity and magnetism course. Our analysis examines the correlation between successful homework completion rates and exam performance as well as how changes in homework completion correlate with changes in exam…

  11. Three A's: How Do Attributions, Attitudes, and Aptitude Contribute to Foreign Language Learning?

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    Cochran, Jeff L.; McCallum, R. Steve; Bell, Sherry Mee

    2010-01-01

    The researchers investigated attributions for success, attitudes, and aptitudes for native language learning and foreign language learning success for 648 students enrolled in 100-level university foreign language courses (Spanish, French, and German). We examined relationships via correlational analyses and used structural equation modeling to…

  12. Melodies That Help: The Relation between Language Aptitude and Musical Intelligence

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    Fonseca-Mora, M. C.; Toscano-Fuentes, C.; Wermke, K.

    2011-01-01

    Music and rhythm have been defined as powerful aids to language learning, memory, and recall. But is this due to structural and motivational properties of instrumental music and songs, or is there a relation between learners' language aptitude and musical intelligence? It seems that everyone who feels motivated to do it is able to learn other…

  13. The Role of Task Complexity, Modality, and Aptitude in Narrative Task Performance

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    Kormos, Judit; Trebits, Anna

    2012-01-01

    The study reported in this paper investigated the relationship between components of aptitude and the fluency, lexical variety, syntactic complexity, and accuracy of performance in two types of written and spoken narrative tasks. We also addressed the question of how narrative performance varies in tasks of different cognitive complexity in the…

  14. Learning Computerese: The Role of Second Language Learning Aptitude in Technology Acceptance

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    Warner, Janis A.; Koufteros, Xenophon; Verghese, Anto

    2014-01-01

    This article introduces a new construct coined as Computer User Learning Aptitude (CULA). To establish construct validity, CULA is embedded in a nomological network that extends the technology acceptance model (TAM). Specifically, CULA is posited to affect perceived usefulness and perceived ease of use, the two underlying TAM constructs.…

  15. Correlation of physical aptitude; functional capacity, corporal balance and quality of life (QoL) among elderly women submitted to a post-menopausal physical activities program.

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    de Souza Santos, César Augusto; Dantas, Estélio Enrique Martin; Moreira, Maria Helena Rodrigues

    2011-01-01

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of physical activity from the "Menopause in Form" program on physical aptitude, functional capacity, corporal balance and QoL among elderly women. In addition, correlations among these variables were examined. The present work was a longitudinal study that was quasi-experimental and correlational. A total of 323 elderly women (age: 69.0±5.53 years) participated in this study. Subjects were non-institutionalized, post-menopausal individuals residing at the Elderly Care Center in Belém Municipality (Pará, Brazil) and practiced one activity (i.e., dancing or walking) over a 10-month period. The assessment protocols used were the following: the Fullerton functional fitness test battery (physical aptitude); the activities of daily living (ADL) indices (functional capacity); the Tinetti-scale (corporal balance); and the WHOQOL-OLD questionnaire (QoL). The adopted significance level was p<0.05. Results from the Wilcoxon test demonstrated significant differences for the post-test assessment of functional capacity (Δ%=5.63%; p=0.0001) and general QoL (Δ%=9.19%; p=0.001). These results suggest that the physical activities employed during the "Menopause in Form" program resulted in significant improvements in the functional capacity and QoL of post-menopausal elderly women.

  16. Musical aptitude and foreign language learning skills - neural and behavioral evidence about their connections

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    Milovanov, Riia

    2009-01-01

    Perceiving music and language seems to depend upon subtle and accurate auditory processing skills. Could music and language also share common neural resources? Possible interaction between music and speech memory systems has not been ruled out. On the contrary, there is increasing evidence pointing out the accuracy at perceiving phonetic contrasts in native or foreign language of subjects with musical aptitude or musical training. The main focus of this study was to examine the relationship b...

  17. Maize forage aptitude: Combining ability of inbred lines and stability of hybrids

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    Luis; Máximo; Bertoia; Mónica; Beatriz; Aulicino

    2014-01-01

    Breeding of forage maize should combine improvement achieved for grain with the specific needs of forage hybrids. Production stability is important when maize is used for silage if the planting area is not in the ideal agronomic environment. The objectives of the present research were:(i) to quantify environmental and genetic and their interaction effects on maize silage traits;(ii) to identify possible heterotic groups for forage aptitude and suggest the formation of potential heterotic patterns, and(iii) to identify suitable inbred line combinations for producing hybrids with forage aptitude. Forty-five hybrids derived from diallelic crosses(without reciprocals) among ten inbred lines of maize were evaluated in this study. Combined ANOVA over environments showed differences between genotypes(G), environments(E), and their interactions(GEI). Heritability(H2), and genotypic and phenotypic correlations were estimated to evaluate the variation in and relationships between forage traits. Postdictive and predictive AMMI models were fitted to determine the importance of each source of variation, G, E, and GEI, and to select genotypes simultaneously on yield, quality and stability. A predominance of additive effects was found in the evaluated traits. The heterotic pattern Reid-BSSS × Argentine flint was confirmed for ear yield(EY) and harvest index(HI). High and broad genetic variation was found for stover and whole plant traits. Some inbred lines had genes with differential breeding aptitude for ear and stover. Stover and ear yield should be the main breeding objectives in maize forage breeding.

  18. What’s in a Surname? Physique, Aptitude, and Sports Type Comparisons between Tailors and Smiths

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    Voracek, Martin; Rieder, Stephan; Stieger, Stefan; Swami, Viren

    2015-01-01

    Combined heredity of surnames and physique, coupled with past marriage patterns and trade-specific physical aptitude and selection factors, may have led to differential assortment of bodily characteristics among present-day men with specific trade-reflecting surnames (Tailor vs. Smith). Two studies reported here were partially consistent with this genetic-social hypothesis, first proposed by Bäumler (1980). Study 1 (N = 224) indicated significantly higher self-rated physical aptitude for prototypically strength-related activities (professions, sports, hobbies) in a random sample of Smiths. The counterpart effect (higher aptitude for dexterity-related activities among Tailors) was directionally correct, but not significant, and Tailor-Smith differences in basic physique variables were nil. Study 2 examined two large total-population-of-interest datasets (Austria/Germany combined, and UK: N = 7001 and 20532) of men’s national high-score lists for track-and-field events requiring different physiques. In both datasets, proportions of Smiths significantly increased from light-stature over medium-stature to heavy-stature sports categories. The predicted counterpart effect (decreasing prevalences of Tailors along these categories) was not supported. Related prior findings, the viability of possible alternative interpretations of the evidence (differential positive selection for trades and occupations, differential endogamy and assortative mating patterns, implicit egotism effects), and directions for further inquiry are discussed in conclusion. PMID:26161803

  19. Ensayo de aptitud desarrollado por laboratorios de calibración en la magnitud electricidad

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    Elia Isabel Guevara-Guerrero

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    Full Text Available Los ensayos de aptitud constituyen un control externo de la calidad de los servicios que prestan los laboratorios, ofreciéndoles a estos un gran número de ventajas. El trabajo incluye la realización del ensayo de aptitud de un voltímetro de corriente alterna, mediante comparaciones interlaboratorios en el cual la Oficina Territorial de Normalización de Holguín se desempeñó como coordinadora de un programa de ensayos de aptitud de participación secuencial. Se utilizaron los métodos de análisis documental y síntesis para el tratamiento, resumen de la información y la elaboración de las conclusiones y el método estadístico para el tratamiento y el cálculo de los resultados de las mediciones. El resultado del ensayo posibilitó conocer el desempeño de los laboratorios participantes y sirvió como evidencia al Órgano Nacional de Acreditación de la República de Cuba (ONARC de que ellos realizan sus calibraciones de forma correcta, permitiéndoles obtener o mantener su acreditación.

  20. Aptitude treatment effects of laboratory grouping method for students of differing reasoning ability

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    Lawrenz, Frances; Munch, Theodore W.

    This study examines aptitude treatment effects in an inquiry/learning cycle based physical science class for elementary education majors. The aptitude was formal reasoning ability and the students were arranged into three groups: high, middle, and low ability reasoners. The treatment was method of forming groups to work in the laboratory. Students in each of three classes were grouped according to reasoning ability. In one class the laboratory groups were homogeneous, i.e., students of similar reasoning ability were grouped together. In the second class the students were grouped heterogeneously, i.e., students of different reasoning ability were grouped together. In the third class, the student choice pattern, the students chose their own partners. The findings were that there were no aptitude treatment interaction for achievement or for gain in formal reasoning ability, that grouping students of similar cognitive ability together for laboratory work in the class was more effective in terms of science achievement than grouping students of differing cognitive ability together or than allowing students to choose their own partners, and that students at different levels of reasoning ability experienced differential gains in that ability over the semester.

  1. Genome-Wide Copy Number Variation Analysis in Extended Families and Unrelated Individuals Characterized for Musical Aptitude and Creativity in Music

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    Oikkonen, Jaana; Buck, Gemma; Blancher, Christine; Raijas, Pirre; Karma, Kai; Lähdesmäki, Harri; Järvelä, Irma

    2013-01-01

    Music perception and practice represent complex cognitive functions of the human brain. Recently, evidence for the molecular genetic background of music related phenotypes has been obtained. In order to further elucidate the molecular background of musical phenotypes we analyzed genome wide copy number variations (CNVs) in five extended pedigrees and in 172 unrelated subjects characterized for musical aptitude and creative functions in music. Musical aptitude was defined by combination of the scores of three music tests (COMB scores): auditory structuring ability, Seashores test for pitch and for time. Data on creativity in music (herein composing, improvising and/or arranging music) was surveyed using a web-based questionnaire. Several CNVRs containing genes that affect neurodevelopment, learning and memory were detected. A deletion at 5q31.1 covering the protocadherin-α gene cluster (Pcdha 1-9) was found co-segregating with low music test scores (COMB) in both sample sets. Pcdha is involved in neural migration, differentiation and synaptogenesis. Creativity in music was found to co-segregate with a duplication covering glucose mutarotase gene (GALM) at 2p22. GALM has influence on serotonin release and membrane trafficking of the human serotonin transporter. Interestingly, genes related to serotonergic systems have been shown to associate not only with psychiatric disorders but also with creativity and music perception. Both, Pcdha and GALM, are related to the serotonergic systems influencing cognitive and motor functions, important for music perception and practice. Finally, a 1.3 Mb duplication was identified in a subject with low COMB scores in the region previously linked with absolute pitch (AP) at 8q24. No differences in the CNV burden was detected among the high/low music test scores or creative/non-creative groups. In summary, CNVs and genes found in this study are related to cognitive functions. Our result suggests new candidate genes for music

  2. Genome-wide copy number variation analysis in extended families and unrelated individuals characterized for musical aptitude and creativity in music.

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    Liisa Ukkola-Vuoti

    Full Text Available Music perception and practice represent complex cognitive functions of the human brain. Recently, evidence for the molecular genetic background of music related phenotypes has been obtained. In order to further elucidate the molecular background of musical phenotypes we analyzed genome wide copy number variations (CNVs in five extended pedigrees and in 172 unrelated subjects characterized for musical aptitude and creative functions in music. Musical aptitude was defined by combination of the scores of three music tests (COMB scores: auditory structuring ability, Seashores test for pitch and for time. Data on creativity in music (herein composing, improvising and/or arranging music was surveyed using a web-based questionnaire.Several CNVRs containing genes that affect neurodevelopment, learning and memory were detected. A deletion at 5q31.1 covering the protocadherin-α gene cluster (Pcdha 1-9 was found co-segregating with low music test scores (COMB in both sample sets. Pcdha is involved in neural migration, differentiation and synaptogenesis. Creativity in music was found to co-segregate with a duplication covering glucose mutarotase gene (GALM at 2p22. GALM has influence on serotonin release and membrane trafficking of the human serotonin transporter. Interestingly, genes related to serotonergic systems have been shown to associate not only with psychiatric disorders but also with creativity and music perception. Both, Pcdha and GALM, are related to the serotonergic systems influencing cognitive and motor functions, important for music perception and practice. Finally, a 1.3 Mb duplication was identified in a subject with low COMB scores in the region previously linked with absolute pitch (AP at 8q24. No differences in the CNV burden was detected among the high/low music test scores or creative/non-creative groups. In summary, CNVs and genes found in this study are related to cognitive functions. Our result suggests new candidate genes for

  3. Genome-wide copy number variation analysis in extended families and unrelated individuals characterized for musical aptitude and creativity in music.

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    Ukkola-Vuoti, Liisa; Kanduri, Chakravarthi; Oikkonen, Jaana; Buck, Gemma; Blancher, Christine; Raijas, Pirre; Karma, Kai; Lähdesmäki, Harri; Järvelä, Irma

    2013-01-01

    Music perception and practice represent complex cognitive functions of the human brain. Recently, evidence for the molecular genetic background of music related phenotypes has been obtained. In order to further elucidate the molecular background of musical phenotypes we analyzed genome wide copy number variations (CNVs) in five extended pedigrees and in 172 unrelated subjects characterized for musical aptitude and creative functions in music. Musical aptitude was defined by combination of the scores of three music tests (COMB scores): auditory structuring ability, Seashores test for pitch and for time. Data on creativity in music (herein composing, improvising and/or arranging music) was surveyed using a web-based questionnaire.Several CNVRs containing genes that affect neurodevelopment, learning and memory were detected. A deletion at 5q31.1 covering the protocadherin-α gene cluster (Pcdha 1-9) was found co-segregating with low music test scores (COMB) in both sample sets. Pcdha is involved in neural migration, differentiation and synaptogenesis. Creativity in music was found to co-segregate with a duplication covering glucose mutarotase gene (GALM) at 2p22. GALM has influence on serotonin release and membrane trafficking of the human serotonin transporter. Interestingly, genes related to serotonergic systems have been shown to associate not only with psychiatric disorders but also with creativity and music perception. Both, Pcdha and GALM, are related to the serotonergic systems influencing cognitive and motor functions, important for music perception and practice. Finally, a 1.3 Mb duplication was identified in a subject with low COMB scores in the region previously linked with absolute pitch (AP) at 8q24. No differences in the CNV burden was detected among the high/low music test scores or creative/non-creative groups. In summary, CNVs and genes found in this study are related to cognitive functions. Our result suggests new candidate genes for music perception

  4. The Relationship of Self-Efficacy, Sensation Seeking and Coping Sterategies with Aptitude of Substance Use in University Students

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    Azar Kiamarsi

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The purpose of the research was to determine relationship of coping sterategies, self-efficacy and sensation seeking with aptitude of substance use in the students. Method: The population of the study included students of Islamic Azad University Ardabil Branch. The research sample consisted of 313 students who were studying in Islamic Azad University Ardabil Branch. To collect the data Coping Sterategies scale, Sensation Seeking scale, Self-Efficacy inventory and Substance Use Aptitude scale were used. Data was analyzed using of Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analyses. Findings: The result of Pearson correlation coefficients showed that self-efficacy, sensation seeking, emotin coping sterategies and problem solving coping sterategies related to aptitude substance use in students. The results of multiple regression analysis showed that self-efficacy, sensation seeking and coping sterategies explained 43 percent of variance of aptitude of substance use in students. Conclusion: The results indicated that self-efficacy, sensation seeking and coping sterategies are significant predictors in predicting of aptitude of substance use in adolescents. Clinicians can be used these results for prevention of substance abuse by training of effective coping strategies and promotion of self efficacy.

  5. Subcortical processing of speech regularities underlies reading and music aptitude in children

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    Strait Dana L

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Neural sensitivity to acoustic regularities supports fundamental human behaviors such as hearing in noise and reading. Although the failure to encode acoustic regularities in ongoing speech has been associated with language and literacy deficits, how auditory expertise, such as the expertise that is associated with musical skill, relates to the brainstem processing of speech regularities is unknown. An association between musical skill and neural sensitivity to acoustic regularities would not be surprising given the importance of repetition and regularity in music. Here, we aimed to define relationships between the subcortical processing of speech regularities, music aptitude, and reading abilities in children with and without reading impairment. We hypothesized that, in combination with auditory cognitive abilities, neural sensitivity to regularities in ongoing speech provides a common biological mechanism underlying the development of music and reading abilities. Methods We assessed auditory working memory and attention, music aptitude, reading ability, and neural sensitivity to acoustic regularities in 42 school-aged children with a wide range of reading ability. Neural sensitivity to acoustic regularities was assessed by recording brainstem responses to the same speech sound presented in predictable and variable speech streams. Results Through correlation analyses and structural equation modeling, we reveal that music aptitude and literacy both relate to the extent of subcortical adaptation to regularities in ongoing speech as well as with auditory working memory and attention. Relationships between music and speech processing are specifically driven by performance on a musical rhythm task, underscoring the importance of rhythmic regularity for both language and music. Conclusions These data indicate common brain mechanisms underlying reading and music abilities that relate to how the nervous system responds to

  6. [Scope of two educational strategies to develop the clinical aptitude of the family physician].

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    Reyes-Ruiz, María Esther; García-Mangas, José Alberto; Pérez-Ilagor, Víctor Manuel

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    Introducción: la evaluación de la aptitud clínica se manifiesta en situaciones clínicas problematizadas y el alcance del aprendizaje depende de la cualidad de la estrategia educativa. El objetivo de este estudio fue valorar el alcance de dos enfoques educativos distintos, a fin de desarrollar la aptitud clínica del médico familiar. Métodos: diseño cuasi-experimental, en el que se sortean al azar veinte médicos generales en formación para Medicina Familiar: 10 quedan en estrategia educativa tradicional (EET) y 10 en estrategia educativa promotora de la participación (EEPP). Ambas estrategias se aplicaron durante 24 horas con el mismo contenido. En la EET se aplicó exposición con preguntas; en la EEPP discusión en pequeños grupos. El instrumento de evaluación validado tuvo una confiabilidad de 0.91 con la prueba 20 de Kuder-Richardson. Resultados: antes de la intervención, el grupo EET tuvo una mediana de 124 y el de EEPP, 105 (p = 0.19). Después, el grupo EET tuvo una mediana de 126 y el de EEPP una de 156 (p = 0.012). Se compararon ambos grupos con la prueba U de Mann Whitney. También se compararon los mismos sujetos antes y después de las intervenciones con la prueba de pares igualados de Wilcoxon. Las diferencias encontradas fueron estadísticamente significativas, lo cual no difiere de estudios previos. Conclusión: la aptitud clínica alcanzó mayor desarrollo en la EEPP al ser comparada con la EET.

  7. Aptitud de padres para prevenir abuso sexual en menores después de una intervención educativa participativa Parental aptitude to prevent child sexual abuse after a participatory education intervention

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    Martha Alicia Higareda-Almaraz; Enrique Higareda-Almaraz; Irma Reyna Higareda-Almaraz; Juan Carlos Barrera-de León; Meynardo Alonso Gómez-Llamas; Verónica Benites-Godínez

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    OBJETIVO: Evaluar la aptitud en los padres sobre el impacto de educar con equidad a los menores, para prevenir abuso sexual infantil con una estrategia educativa participativa. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Diseño cuasiexperimental. Se incluyó a 92 padres con hijos menores en preescolar que recibieron una intervención educativa con estrategia promotora participativa por una hora durante 20 días. Para evaluar el cambio de aptitud se construyó previamente un cuestionario estructurado con 20 enunciados, q...

  8. CAMBIOS EN LA APTITUD FÍSICA EN UN GRUPO DE MUJERES ADULTAS MAYORES BAJO EL MODELO DE ENVEJECIMIENTO ACTIVO Changes in physical aptitude in a group of older adult women in line with the active aging model

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    Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista; Carolina Sandoval-Cuellar; Margareth Lorena Alfonso-Mora; Karen Dayana Rodríguez-Daza

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    Antecedentes. La actividad física regular puede disminuir la progresión en la pérdida de la capacidad funcional y el deterioro de la salud del adulto mayor. El modelo de envejecimiento activo ha demostrado su efectividad para promover salud y la funcionalidad a través del aumento de los niveles de aptitud física. Objetivo. El propósito de la investigación fue describir los cambios en la aptitud física posterior a un programa de intervención de actividad física basado en el modelo de envejecim...

  9. Aptitud relativa agrícola del municipio de Tuxpan, Nayarit, utilizando el modelo Almagra del Sistema MicroLEIS

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    José López García; Diego de la Rosa Acosta; José Irán Bojórquez Serrano

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    Se realizó la evaluación de tierras para uso agrícola en la llanura fluviomarina dentro del municipio de Tuxpan, Nayarit, con base en un levantamiento de suelos semidetallado. Se evaluó la aptitud relativa agrícola, mediante la modificación del modelo Almagra del sistema MicroLEIS 4.1, el cual permite definir la aptitud relativa agrícola, de lo cual resulta el Almagra-Tuxpan, al crearse una base de datos con las condiciones específicas de esta región. Con base en el modelo Almagra...

  10. 布鲁姆教育目标分类法在ICAI因材施教中的应用%Application of Bloom Taxonomy of Educational Objectives in ICAI in Accordance with Students′ Aptitude

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    李春梅

    2012-01-01

    本文从题库的建立、课件的分类、学习认知能力的评价及进一步学习建议等方面介绍了布鲁姆教育目标分类法在ICAI因材施教中的应用,%This article introduced the application of Bloom Taxonomy of Educational Objectives in ICAI in accordance with students' aptitude from test -problem setting, classification of courseware, assessment of learning and cognitive abilities and further learning recommends.

  11. Integration of Digital Technologies into Play-Based Pedagogy in Kuwaiti Early Childhood Education: Teachers' Views, Attitudes and Aptitudes

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    Aldhafeeri, Fayiz; Palaiologou, Ioanna; Folorunsho, Aderonke

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    Scholars in the field of early childhood education are still debating the inclusion of digital technologies in play-based pedagogy and our understanding of digital play in early childhood education is still developing. This research paper examines early childhood education teachers' views, aptitudes and attitudes towards digital technologies in…

  12. Teaching Problem Solving; the Effect of Algorithmic and Heuristic Problem Solving Training in Relation to Task Complexity and Relevant Aptitudes.

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    de Leeuw, L.

    Sixty-four fifth and sixth-grade pupils were taught number series extrapolation by either an algorithm, fully prescribed problem-solving method or a heuristic, less prescribed method. The trained problems were within categories of two degrees of complexity. There were 16 subjects in each cell of the 2 by 2 design used. Aptitude Treatment…

  13. ESTUDIO DE LA INTELIGENCIA GENERAL Y APTITUDES ESPECÍFICAS EN ESTUDIANTES DE 2º DE EDUCACIÓN PRIMARIA EN CANTABRIA

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    Diego-Mantecón, María Ángeles

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    Este trabajo tiene como objetivo principal conocer qué nivel de inteligencia general y qué aptitudes específicas posee un grupo de estudiantes de segundo curso de Educación primaria en Cantabria. Para llevar a cabo el estudio se seleccionó una muestra de 56 alumnos (32 chicas y 24 chicos). El instrumento que se utilizó para evaluar tanto la inteligencia como las aptitudes específicas fue la batería de aptitudes diferencias y generales (BADyG E1). Los resultados del estudio indi...

  14. Revisión bibliográfica exploratoria sobre los criterios de aptitud en conductores profesionales con enfermedad psiquiátrica Literature review on the fitness criteria of professional drivers with mental disorders

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    Carlos Álava Urrburu

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    Full Text Available Criterios de aptitud en conductores con patología mental Introducción: La OMS estima que los accidentes de tráfico y las enfermedades mentales serán los principales problemas de salud en el primer tercio del S. XXI. El RD 818/2009 (Reglamento General de Conductores (BOE dispone que es indispensable para la obtención de los permisos y licencias de conducción reunir unos determinados requisitos de aptitud psicofísica. Las pruebas psicotécnicas homologadas en España son: ASDE Driver Test N-845, L.N.DETER 100 y Coordinator 2000. Objetivos: Conocer el efecto en la capacidad de conducción de las personas con patología mental y la normativa de aplicación en la valoración de la aptitud de los conductores profesionales. Metodología: Se realizó una búsqueda en diferentes bases de datos y bibliotecas y de una recopilación de 909 artículos, se seleccionaron para lectura a texto completo 17. Se clasificaron por grupos de enfermedades mentales según el modelo del RD 818/2009 del Reglamento General de Conductores, que las clasifica en 11 grupos de los que analizamos 8, por considerarlos de más relevancia. Resultados: El RD 818/2009, regula de manera estricta la aptitud o no en enfermos mentales. Aproximadamente el 80% de los pacientes con enfermedades mentales no pasa los test psico-técnicos, a no ser que sean patologías leves con poca sintomatología, y el paciente tenga un informe favorable del psiquiatra o psicólogo. Conclusiones: El Reglamento General de Conductores dispone que las limitaciones para conducir sean acreditadas por un especialista. No se encuentra suficiente evidencia sobre si los test psico-técnicos utilizados en las pruebas de aptitud psicofísicas son suficientemente sensibles y específicos para la detección de trastornos mentales. Existe el deber moral del paciente de informar al médico, si su patología pone en peligro la seguridad vial, pero no la obligación legal.Introduction: WHO estimates that traffic

  15. Scientific aptitude and academic performance in incoming students of medicine Aptitud científica y rendimiento académico en histología y genética en alumnos de medicina

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    Full Text Available Acting scientifically is a competence to be developed by medical students and expressed by them when physicians. The aim of this study was to establish the relationship between scientific aptitude in medical applicants incoming to Rosario Interamerican Open University (UAI and their academic performance in Human Genetics and Histology. Seventy four out of 102 students (29 male and 45 female filled in the aptitude scientific model (ASM designed by D’Ottavio & Bassan (1989. For both, Human Genetics and Histology, performance of the students was considered as satisfactory when they reached a minimum of 85% correct answers in their objective periodic and final examinations. Conversely, lower performance was considered as less than satisfactory. The aforementioned 74 students correctly answered 3.89 ± 1.96 of the 12 ASM problems; average for males was 4.50 ± 1.99 and that for females, 3.48 ± 1.83, (p < 0.025. Students with a satisfactory performance in Histology (n = 34 showed higher scientific aptitude 4.67 ± 2.04 compared with those (n = 40 that had a less than satisfactory one 3.02 ± 1.36 (p <0.001. Significant gender differences were registered: males (n = 14 5.42 ± 2.37 vs. (n = 15 3.20 ± 1.14, p < 0.01, and females (n = 22 4.18 ± 1.56 vs. (n = 23 2.78 ± 1.47, p < 0.01. Concerning Human Genetics, those students with a satisfactory performance (n = 46 revealed higher scientific aptitude: 4.00 ± 2.00 than those with a less than satisfactory one (n = 28: 2.71 ± 1.04, p < 0.01. As in Histology, significant gender differences appeared: males (n = 18 5.22 ± 2.12 vs. (n = 11 3.54 ± 1.21, p < 0.05, and females, (n = 30 3.90 1.70 vs.(n = 15 2.33 ± 1.70, p<0.01. Summing up, in both subject matters students with a satisfactory performance evidenced a higher average of scientific aptitude than that of the studied population. Consequently, we interpret that the degree of scientific aptitude could be a predictive variable of future academic

  16. The Relationship of Self-Efficacy, Sensation Seeking and Coping Sterategies with Aptitude of Substance Use in University Students

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    Introduction: The purpose of the research was to determine relationship of coping sterategies, self-efficacy and sensation seeking with aptitude of substance use in the students. Method: The population of the study included students of Islamic Azad University Ardabil Branch. The research sample consisted of 313 students who were studying in Islamic Azad University Ardabil Branch. To collect the data Coping Sterategies scale, Sensation Seeking scale, Self-Efficacy inventory and Substance Use A...

  17. de una batería multidimensional de aptitudes en niños preescolares

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio explora las relaciones entre nivel so - cioeconómico, género y tipo de centro educativo preescolar y el desempeño cognitivo de niños preescolares (N = 323 de Li - ma (Perú, con una prueba multidimensional de aptitudes. Con la aplicación de la técnica multivariada de análisis de perfiles se ha llaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas y de mo - derada magnitud del efecto en los puntajes cognitivos, debidas a la ubicación del centro educativo; no se detectaron diferencias que se atribuyan al género y al tipo de centro. Se trabajó en base a tres hipótesis: La primera es la hipótesis de igualdad de niveles, en la que se examinan las diferencias que en promedio existen entre los dos grupos. La segunda es la hipótesis de igualdad de la dispersión, que examina si las variables de respuesta (puntajes en las subescalas tienen la misma respuesta en promedio. Y la tercera, la hipótesis de paralelismo, que prue ba si el patrón de elevaciones en el perfil es similar entre los dos grupos. Los re sultados fueron evaluados con respecto a la consistencia interna y a la definición del nivel socioeconómico (ubicación geo gráfica. Se discuten las diferencias halla- das en el aspecto socioeconómico y relacionándolas con la bi - bliografía sobre el tema y la utilidad de la batería multidimensional de aptitudes para niños preescolares. Es importante destacar que el estudio reporta información normativa acerca del desempeño de los niños preescolares, en lo que respecta al gé - nero y ubicación de los centros educativos y su carácter correlacional y la magnitud del efecto de los resultados.

  18. Aptitud combinatoria general y especifica de líneas tropicales de maiz usando probadores

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    Mauro Sierra

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    Full Text Available Aptitud combinatoria general y específica de líneas tropicales de maíz usando probadores. Durante el ciclo O - I 1996/97 fueron evaluados en el Campo Experimental Cotaxtla mestizos de líneas sobresalientes y provenientes de varias fuentes de germoplasma como son : a Líneas recicladas de H-513 X VS-536, b Líneas derivadas de un compuesto de amplia base genética, c Líneas élite de programa de maíz de Cotaxtla (LTs y d Líneas de CIMMYT (CMLs. Como probadores se usaron las líneas LT-154 y LT-155 progenitores del híbrido H-513 y las líneas CML247 y CML254 cuya cruza es un patrón heterótico definido por CIMMYT para el trópico. Hubo líneas con buen comportamiento per-se tanto en rendimiento como en características agronómicas y que se encuentran formando mestizos sobresalientes con uno o varios probadores. Con relación a la Aptitud combinatoria, se encontró que las líneas F31XF30-4-3-1, F41XF40-1-2-1, CABG3’-12-2-1-2-1-1, LT174 y CML15 registraron los máximos valores con el probador 2 (LT155; F4XF3-5-2-1 y CML15 con el probador 4 (CMl254. Así también, las líneas F4XF5-5-1-1, y CABG3’-12-2-1-2-1-1, LT174, CML13 y CML15 con buena ACG. Con relación a los probadores, se encontró que para el grupo de líneas Recicladas , los probadores 1(LT154 y 4 (CML254 registraron los coeficientes de regresión más altos, lo que indica que permiten identificar líneas sobresalientes. Para líneas CABG fué el probador 2 (LT155 el que registró el mejor valor y en líneas Élite , los probadores 2(LT155, y 3(CML247 identificaron mejor a las líneas sobresalientes. Para las líneas del CIMMYT el mejor valor fué para el probador 4(CML254

  19. Ecocultural Bias in Culture-Specific Intelligence Tests in an Ecologically Diverse Culture: The Philippines.

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    Church, A. Timothy; Katigbak, Marcia S.

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    Ecocultural bias in the Preschool Intelligence Test and the Adult Verbal Aptitude Test was studied. Test results with 177 five- and six-year-olds and 168 mothers in neighborhoods with similar lifestyles and economies in the Philippines show need to screen items for bias. Tests of crystallized abilities had greatest potential for bias. Culturally…

  20. Distinct relationships between social aptitude and dimensions of manic-like symptoms in youth.

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    Benarous, Xavier; Mikita, Nina; Goodman, Robert; Stringaris, Argyris

    2016-08-01

    Difficulties with interpersonal relationships have been reported in children and adolescents with manic symptoms, even if they do not fulfil criteria for a manic episode. The role of social aptitude (SA) in youths with manic symptoms has never been examined in the general population. Moreover, no study has examined whether SA is differentially associated with dimensions of manic symptoms. We hypothesised that youth with predominantly undercontrol manic symptoms (characterised by irritability) would show lower levels of SA; conversely, youth with predominantly exuberant symptoms would show better than average social skills. Our sample comprised 5325 participants from the 2004 British Child and Adolescent Mental Health Survey (B-CAMHS04), mean age 10.3 years, SD = 3.3, 48 % girls. Manic symptoms were assessed with the Development and Wellbeing Assessment by interviewing parents and young people. Children and adolescents with manic symptoms had a lower SA score, compared to the general population by parent report, but not by self-report. SA score was higher in youths with predominantly exuberant manic symptoms compared to the general population; whereas the youths with predominantly undercontrol manic symptoms had lower SA scores by parent and self-report. Our results provide further evidence for the distinction between exuberant and undercontrol manic symptoms and highlight the need to focus on SA in future research. PMID:26650482

  1. Differential effects of verbal aptitude and study questions on comprehension of science concepts

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    Holliday, William G.; Whittaker, Harold G.; Loose, Kenneth D.

    Selective attention models predict that verbatim study questions can divert students from meaningfully encoding attributes of science concepts. The aptitude-treatment interaction (ATI) hypothesis predicts that such questions can be particularly dysfunctional to low-ability students. These predictions assume the measurement of true comprehension of concepts as a criterion. Eighth-grade students (n = 217) were randomly assigned to a text-only, text-question or a placebo treatment. The text verbally described five fossil types. The questions consisted of 28 fill-in-the-blank queries about the text. The posttest required students to visually identify and discriminate 40 fossil specimens as to fossil type. Comprehension of the concepts clearly took place-a fact substantiated by the very low scores obtained by the placebo group. As predicted (p effected by the verbatim study questions. Main effects among these groups were also detected. Apparently such questions can overprompt students, resulting in their copying of words from a text to an answer-blank without semantically encoding (i.e., comprehending) the copied words.

  2. Individual Differences in Approach-Avoidance Aptitude: Some Clues from Research on Parkinson’s Disease

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    Alberto eCosta

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Approach and avoidance are two basic behavioral aptitudes of humans whose correct balance is critical for successful adaptation to the environment. As the expression of approach and avoidance tendencies may differ significantly between healthy individuals, different psychobiological factors have been posited to account for such variability. In this regard, two main issues are still open that refers to i the role played by dopamine neurotransmission and ii the possible influence of cognitive characteristics, particularly executive functioning. The aim of the present paper was to highlight the contribution of research on Parkinson’s disease (PD to our understanding of the above issues. In particular, we here reviewed PD literature to clarify whether neurobiological and neuropsychological modifications due to PD are associated to changes in approach-avoidance related personality features. Available data indicate that PD patients may show and approach-avoidance imbalance as documented by lower novelty-seeking and higher harm-avoidance behaviors, possibly suggesting a relationship with neurobiological and neurocognitive PD-related changes. However, the literature that directly investigated this issue is still sparse and much more work is needed to better clarify it.

  3. The relationship among teacher classroom management behavior, student engagement, and student achievement of middle and high school science students of varying aptitude

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    McGarity, John R., Jr.; Butts, David P.

    This study was designed to determine the relationship among teacher classroom management behavior, student engagement, and student achievement of middle and high school science students. These variables were investigated across varying levels of academic aptitude. Two week long units were taught by 30 experienced science teachers. During this period of time teacher classroom management behavior, student achievement (n = 570), student engagement (n = 269), and student academic aptitude (n = 649) were measured. Twelve selected management indicators from Georgia Teachers Performance Assessment Indicators (TPAI) were used to measure teacher classroom management behaviors. Regression analysis was used to determine the relationship between the variables, and appropriate post hoc procedures were used. Analyses showed that there was a significant relationship among all variables. Post hoc analysis showed that these results were consistent across levels of aptitude. Other relationships found were between student engagement and achievement, student aptitude and achievement, and student aptitude and engagement. Correlation coefficients were obtained for each individual management indicators. Those particular management behaviors which were correlated with achievement and engagement are: identifies students who do not understand directions and helps them individually, maintains learner involvement in lessons, reinforces and encourages the efforts of learners to maintain involvement, attends to routine tasks, uses instructional time efficiently, provides feedback to learners about their behavior, manages disruptive behavior among learners.

  4. Management and Evaluation System on Human Error, Licence Requirements, and Job-aptitude in Rail and the Other Industries

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    Koo, In Soo; Suh, S. M.; Park, G. O. (and others)

    2006-07-15

    Rail system is a system that is very closely related to the public life. When an accident happens, the public using this system should be injured or even be killed. The accident that recently took place in Taegu subway system, because of the inappropriate human-side task performance, showed demonstratively how its results could turn out to be tragic one. Many studies have shown that the most cases of the accidents have occurred because of performing his/her tasks in inappropriate way. It is generally recognised that the rail system without human element could never be happened quite long time. So human element in rail system is going to be the major factor to the next tragic accident. This state of the art report studied the cases of the managements and evaluation systems related to human errors, license requirements, and job aptitudes in the areas of rail and the other industries for the purpose of improvement of the task performance of personnel which consists of an element and finally enhancement of rail safety. The human errors, license requirements, and evaluation system of the job aptitude on people engaged in agencies with close relation to rail do much for development and preservation their abilities. But due to various inside and outside factors, to some extent it may have limitations to timely reflect overall trends of society, technology, and a sense of value. Removal and control of the factors of human errors will have epochal roles in safety of the rail system through the case studies of this report. Analytical results on case studies of this report will be used in the project 'Development of Management Criteria on Human Error and Evaluation Criteria on Job-aptitude of Rail Safe-operation Personnel' which has been carried out as a part of 'Integrated R and D Program for Railway Safety'.

  5. 语言学能对二语写作水平的影响%The Influence of Foreign Language Aptitude on the L2 Writing Skills

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    尚建国

    2012-01-01

    In China, the results of the investigations of Chinese college students' foreign language aptitude and the relat- ed factors' influence on L2 writing skills show that only gender is highly correlated with foreign language aptitude, while the other individual difference factors, such as cognitive style, learning strategy and ambiguity tolerance are not obviously correlated with foreign language aptitude.%在中国语境下,对非英语专业学生的英语语言学能及其相关因素对二语写作水平的影响的调查结果显示,语言学能与只与性别相关,而与其它个体差异因素,如认知风格、学习策略、歧义容忍度等无明显相关。

  6. Modelación de la aptitud ingeniero geológica de los suelos de la ciudad de Luanda

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    Gabriela J. Pereira Teixeira-Pires

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo obtener, mediante lógica difusa, un modelo espacial de aptitud de los suelos de la ciudad de Luanda a partir de dos parámetros: litología y pendiente. Se detectaron zonas favorables para la construcción civil (infraestructuras urbanas y viales y sectores con comportamiento diferenciado que pueden condicionar riesgos, lo que exige un reordenamiento territorial. El modelo establece orientaciones para la confección de la carta geotécnica para la ciudad de Luanda, y sirve como instrumento que ayuda en el planeamiento territorial.

  7. Aptitud para riego y drenaje de un sector de la planicie aluvial del río Cauca-Colombia

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    Arevalo V. Gloria

    1990-06-01

    Full Text Available Para determinar la aptitud para riego de los suelos de la parte plana del Valle del Río Cauca (Colombia se tomó como área piloto un sector representativo 4840 ha que la CVC (1970 ha tomado como zona piloto de regulación de aguas y manejo de suelos. La zona fue seleccionada por la variabilidad de suelos, uso de la tierra y régimen de lluvias. Siguiendo la metodología de levantamiento de suelos se revisó y ajustó el ya existente. Complementando con análisis de laboratorio, estudio climatológico para cuantificar aportes de agua y caracterización de calidad de aguas. Así mismo se hizo el mapa de uso actual de la tierra. Con base en lo anterior se definieron las unidades de Manejo de Tierras como se explica en la metodología expuesta por Arévalo y Botero (1990, evaluando la aptitud de cada Unidad para diferentes Tipos de Manejo Bajo Riego y Tipos de Uso de la Tierra; entre los que se analizaron caña de azúcar con riego por surcos y aspersión, algodón y soya con riego por aspersión y arroz por inundación. La aptitud de la tierra se determinó por el grado de acercamiento entre los requerimientos del cultivo y las condiciones de la Unidad de Tierra. También se encontró la aptitud potencial.In order to stablishment the irrigation suitability of the Soils in the flat Cauca Valley (Colombia, It was necessary to applying the model in 4840 ha in the pilot area. The soil survey was revised and adjusted its taxonomy, and complement with the laboratories analysis in soil samples. Climatological study was doing so, in order to determinate the cuantity water contribution and quality of the irrigation water. The actual use map was doing too. Applying the model proposed by Arévalo and Botero (1990 land management units was determinated. Over these was analised their suitability with respect some Irrigation Management Types and Land Use Types and: theirs requirements. They are: sugar cane with furrow and sprinkler irrigations, cotton and bean

  8. Creatividad y aptitudes en alumnos de Educación Secundaria en los dominios figurativo y musical

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    2015-01-01

    El trabajo titulado “Creatividad y Aptitudes en Alumnos de Educación Secundaria en los Dominios Figurativo y Musical”, tiene por objetivo confirmar la existencia de un constructo de creatividad musical. A fin de estudiar dicho constructo se ha llevado a cabo, en primer lugar, una revisión teórica sobre el concepto de creatividad, entendida esta en sentido amplio, revisando los modelos explicativos más relevantes (Guilford, 1950; Torrance, 1962; Gardner 1983; Sternberg & Lubart, 1995); así...

  9. Aptitud clínica hacia el estudio integral de la familia en residentes de medicina familiar

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    M. P. Dorado-Gaspar; J. Loría-Castellanos; M. B. Guerrero-Martínez

    2006-01-01

    Objetivo. Construir, validar y aplicar un instrumento para evaluar la aptitud clínica ante el estudio integral de familia, del médico residente de Medicina Familiar, modalidad semipresencial. Métodos. Estudio observacional tipo transversal descriptivo aprobado por el comité local de investigación en el que se evaluaron nueve residentes de la versión semipresencial de una sede de la residencia de medicina familiar. El instrumento estuvo constituido por 92 ítems que desarrollaron seis indicador...

  10. Estudio de las funciones verbales y aptitudes lingüísticas en la psicopatía

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    Almeida Brites, José Manuel de

    2012-01-01

    [ES] Cleckley (1976) señaló la presencia de un lenguaje hueco en el psicópata como forma de manipular. Aunque puede repetir las palabras y decir que las comprende, aparentemente no existe ninguna forma de que pueda darse cuenta de que, en realidad, no las comprende. Su empleo del lenguaje indica dificultades para exponer los argumentos sin desvíos o incoherencias sustanciales. El objetivo de este trabajo consiste en evaluar las funciones verbales y aptitudes lingüísticas en varones psicópatas...

  11. Aptitud de padres para prevenir abuso sexual en menores después de una intervención educativa participativa

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    Martha Alicia Higareda-Almaraz; Enrique Higareda-Almaraz; Irma Reyna Higareda-Almaraz; Juan Carlos Barrera-de León; Meynardo Alonso Gómez-Llamas; Verónica Benites-Godínez

    2011-01-01

    Evaluar la aptitud en los padres sobre el impacto de educar con equidad a los menores, para prevenir abuso sexual infantil con una estrategia educativa participativa. Material y métodos. Diseño cuasiexperimental. Se incluyó a 92 padres con hijos menores en preescolar que recibieron una intervención educativa con estrategia promotora participativa por una hora durante 20 días. Para evaluar el cambio de aptitud se construyó previamente un cuestionario estructurado con 20 enunciados, que fue val...

  12. Cheese making aptitude and the chemical and nutritional characteristics of milk from Massese ewes

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of season, locality and the different altitudes at which farms are located, on the physico-chemical composition, morphometric characteristics of fat globules, fatty acid composition and cheese making aptitude of milk of Massese ewe’s raised in 11 flocks from two provinces of north-west Tuscany (Massa Carrara and Lucca. The winter lactation shows higher percentages of casein, lactose and not fat dry matter (P≤0.01; curd firming time (k20 is significantly lower and there is a greater curd firmness (a30 (P≤0.01; while in the summer there is a higher percentage of lipids (P≤0.01. The effect of the season significantly influences (P≤0.01 the size of the fat globules and impacted significantly on the fatty acids composition of the milk. In the hills the milk has a higher percentage of dry matter, protein, casein, fat, phosphorous and not fat dry matter (P≤0.01, whereas it has a lower percentage of lactose and calcium (P≤0.05. The Somatic Cell Count (SCC and the Total Bacterial Count (TBC are statistically greater on the plains (P≤0.01, while milk produced in the hills shows higher quantity of α-linolenic acid and lower saturated fatty acids (P≤0.05. In the two typical rearing areas for Massese ewes we found differences amongst dry matter, fat, phosphorous and SCC, higher (P≤0.01 in the province of Massa Carrara that also had the best rheological parameters, but we found the highest cheese yield (P≤0.05 in the province of Lucca where there are also the greatest weight loss (P≤0.01. The milks produced in the winter season and in hilly areas present the best physico-chemical and nutritional characteristics. However, we found that the technological side should be improved by diversifying cheese-making techniques in relation to the characteristics of milk. In fact, currently these techniques do not fully exploit the potential to transform those milks with the best qualitative

  13. Determinación experimental de la aptitud a la expansión térmica de arcillas

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    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tuvo como objeto fundamental estudiar, a escala de laboratorio, la aptitud a la expansión térmica de diferentes muestras de arcillas variando la temperatura de quema y modificando la composición de éstas con la adición de agentes promotores de la expansión térmica, como carbonato de calcio y cenizas volantes de carbón. El procedimiento experimental comprendió cuatro etapas: preparación, caracterización, pruebas preliminares de quema y ensayos de quema específicos; utilizando como criterio de expansión térmica el cambio porcentual de volumen de las muestras, y como criterios de calidad de los productos obtenidos, la densidad, la porosidad abierta y la absorción de agua. Finalmente, se encontró que una de las arcillas estudiadas presentó aptitud a la expansión térmica de manera natural y que otras cinco arcillas, mezcladas con diferentes proporciones de aditivos, también expandieron térmicamente a temperaturas comprendidas entre 1100°C y 1250°C.

  14. 大学毕业生职业适应性探析%Study of University Graduates' Occupational Aptitude

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    周建平

    2011-01-01

    职业适应是指个体在职业认知和职业实践的基础上,不断调整和改善自己的观念、态度、习惯、行为和智能结构,与某一特定的职业环境进行相互调整,以克服大学毕业生在新的职业活动中出现的人际关系困惑症、自我迷失症、情绪压抑症、厌职情绪症等职业不适应的症状,达到人职匹配与和谐的过程。%University graduates must constantly adapt their ideas, attitudes, habits, behavior and intelligence structure to given occupational environment so as to improve their occupational aptitude on the basis of their individual occupational knowledge and practice. Good occupational aptitude helps college graduates to get over interpersonal relationship perplexity and bewilderment, and to dispel negative emotions such as depression and boredom.

  15. The Role of Psychological Tests in Education in South Africa: Issues, Controversies and Benefits.

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    Owen, K.

    This volume examines historic, cross-cultural, and psychometric issues with regard to the use of psychological testing in South Africa. After an introduction in Chapter 1, the following chapters are: "Measurement and Evaluation in Psychology and Education"; "History of the Development of Psychological Tests," which includes intelligence, aptitude,…

  16. Assessment of the role of aptitude in the acquisition of advanced laparoscopic surgical skill sets: results from a virtual reality-based laparoscopic colectomy training programme.

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    Nugent, Emmeline

    2012-09-01

    The surgeons of the future will need to have advanced laparoscopic skills. The current challenge in surgical education is to teach these skills and to identify factors that may have a positive influence on training curriculums. The primary aim of this study was to determine if fundamental aptitude impacts on ability to perform a laparoscopic colectomy.

  17. The Influence of Direct Instruction on Student Self-appraisals: A Hierarchical Analysis of Treatment and Aptitude-Treatment Interaction Effects.

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    Corno, Lyn; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Treatment and aptitude-treatment interaction (ATI) effects were assessed on grade 3 student self-appraisal data relating to self-esteem, attitude, anxiety, and locus of control. In particular, parent instruction in learning skills resulted in significantly higher average scores on student self-esteem and attitude and lower scores on anxiety.…

  18. 口译潜能中的EQ因素研究%A Study on the Role EQ Plays in Interpretation Aptitude

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    2011-01-01

    口译并非人人能够胜任,所以找出一套合适的口译潜能测试方法可以提高口译人才的选拔效率,摸索出一套正确的口译培训方法可以提高口译人才的培养效率。本文通过对口译过程、特点与要求进行分析,并结合情商理论,得出结论:影响口译能力的因素有很多,但归根结底IQ和EQ两大方面最值得关注。其中IQ要素能决定口译能力的上限,而心理素质、感知他人的能力、团队合作以及职业道德等EQ要素是达到此能力的基础或必要条件,没有它们,不管IQ素质多么完备,整体口译效果都无法得到保证,因此EQ在口译中发挥着十分重要的作用。由此,作者提出在口%Not everyone is qualified as a successful interpretater.Therefore,it is necessary to find an effective way of testing interpretation aptitude of an interpreter so as to enhance the efficiency in deciding his or her potential interpretation talents.Meanwhi

  19. ¿QUIÉNES SON LOS ALUMNOS CON APTITUD SOBRESALIENTE? ANÁLISIS DE DIVERSAS VARIABLES PARA SU IDENTIFICACIÓN

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    Blanca Ivet Chávez Soto

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tuvo como objetivo caracterizar las aptitudes sobresalientes en alumnos de tercero a quinto grado de primaria con relación a la edad, sexo y variables asociadas. Se trabajó en tres escuelas públicas del Distrito Federal, México. Se utilizó un muestreo no probabilístico, intencional, participaron 670 niños (M edad = 9.18, DE = .997, 356 mujeres y 314 hombres. También, colaboraron 24 docentes, 21 mujeres y 3 hombres (Medad = 43 años. Se aplicaron el Test de Matrices Progresivas Raven, Prueba de Pensamiento Creativo de Torrance, Escala de Compromiso con la Tarea, Prueba de Autoconcepto Académico y Lista de Nominación. Se identificaron 34 niños con perfil sobresaliente, quienes obtuvieron puntuaciones por encima del percentil 75 en por lo menos tres de las cinco pruebas, los cuales se distribuyeron en tres grupos de acuerdo con la cantidad de variables con estimaciones superiores. La U de Mann Whitney mostró que no había diferencia entre las variables con respecto al sexo, se observó que los niños de mayor edad eran más creativos. La prueba Kruskal-Wallis reportó diferencias significativas entre los tres grupos en la creatividad, compromiso con la tarea, autoconcepto académico y en la nominación del maestro. La correlación de Spearman mostró asociaciones positivas y significativas, entre la edad y la creatividad; y el compromiso con la tarea con el autoconcepto académico. Se concluye que los alumnos sobresalientes forman parte de un grupo heterogéneo, por lo que es necesario considerar diferentes variables para evaluarlos y determinar sus necesidades educativas.

  20. COMPOSICIÓN CORPORAL, PERFIL LIPÍDICO Y APTITUD FÍSICA EN MUJERES ADOLESCENTES EN MÉXICO

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    José Aldo Hernández-Murúa

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la composición corporal, el perfil de lípidos sanguíneos y aptitud física en mujeres adolescentes con y sin sobrepeso, y correlacionar cada variable con las demás. Se consideró un diseño transversal. Participaron 38 mujeres adolescentes con edades entre 14 y 19 años. Clasificadas como normopeso (n = 21 o sobrepeso (n = 17 según la gráfica de la Organización Mundial de la Salud mediante el IMC (kg/m² en función del puntaje z para edades de 5 a 19 años (puntaje z: 0 a +1 DE = normopeso, +1 a +2 DE = sobrepeso. Se realizaron mediciones de composición corporal, perfil de lípidos sanguíneos (colesterol total, triglicéridos, cHDL, cLDL y aptitud física (VO2pico y 1RM. Los resultados muestran que las adolescentes con normopeso fueron significativamente (p < 0.05 más bajas (M ± DE en todas las variables de composición corporal que las mujeres adolescentes con sobrepeso. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en el VO2pico, 1RM ni en el perfil de lípidos sanguíneos. En conclusión, las mujeres adolescentes con sobrepeso presentan mayores niveles de composición y grasa corporal pero estos niveles superiores no parecen afectar los niveles de lípidos sanguíneos. Se encontró una asociación entre los niveles de aptitud física (VO2pico y la composición corporal (% grasa, pliegues cutáneos. Se sugieren otros estudios para buscar la asociación entre los niveles de VO2pico y grasa corporal.

  1. Aptitud Física y su Relación con Rasgos Depresivos en Personas Adultas Mayores que Realizan Actividad Física

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    Mynor Rodríguez-Hernández

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de esta investigación fue determinar la relación entre la aptitud física y los niveles depresivos en las personas adultas mayores que participan en programas de actividad física en el área de San Ramón, Alajuela. Un total de 138 personas mayores con edades entre los 60 y 86 años (67.94 ± 5.26 años, fueron medidas en los componentes de la aptitud física mediante la prueba “Senior Fitness Test” (SFT y los niveles de depresión mediante la Escala de Depresión Geriátrica de “Yesavage” (GDS, “Geriatric Depression Scale” por sus siglas en Inglés. Los resultados sugieren que el 97,8 % de las personas analizadas se ubicó dentro de los parámetros normales y excelentes de aptitud física, mientras tanto, el 86,2 % se encontró en la etapa normal de la depresión. Por su parte, la depresión geriátrica correlacionó negativamente con la aptitud física en las variables: fuerza muscular y resistencia corporal de la parte baja del cuerpo, resistencia de la fuerza muscular del brazo, la agilidad y equilibrio dinámico, y flexibilidad parte baja del cuerpo (p <0,05. Se concluye que a mayor nivel de aptitud física menor son los rasgos depresivos en personas adultas mayores.

  2. Development of the Human Error Management Criteria and the Job Aptitude Evaluation Criteria for Rail Safety Personnel

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    It has been estimated that up to 90% of all workplace accidents have human error as a cause. Human error has been widely recognized as a key factor in almost all the highly publicized accidents, including Daegu subway fire of February 18, 2003 killed 198 people and injured 147. Because most human behavior is 'unintentional', carried out automatically, root causes of human error should be carefully investigated and regulated by a legal authority. The final goal of this study is to set up some regulatory guidance that are supposed to be used by the korean rail organizations related to safety managements and the contents are : - to develop the regulatory guidance for managing human error, - to develop the regulatory guidance for managing qualifications of rail drivers - to develop the regulatory guidance for evaluating the aptitude of the safety-related personnel

  3. General aptitude and the assumption of truth in deductively rational reasoning about probable but false antecedent to consequent relations.

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    Schroyens, Walter; Fleerackers, Lieve; Maes, Sunile

    2010-12-15

    Two experiments (N(1) = 117 and N(2) = 245) on reasoning with knowledge-rich conditionals showed a main effect of logical validity, which was due to the negative effect of counter-examples being smaller for valid than for invalid arguments. These findings support the thesis that some people tend to inhibit background inconsistent with the hypothetical truth of the premises, while others tend to abandon the implicit truth-assumption when they have factual evidence to the contrary. Findings show that adhering to the truth-assumption in the face of conflicting evidence to the contrary requires an investment of time and effort which people with a higher general aptitude are more likely to do.

  4. Transtorno depressivo maior: avaliação da aptidão motora e da atenção Major depressive disorder: motor aptitude and attention evaluation

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a aptidão motora geral e específica e a atenção em pacientes com transtorno depressivo maior (TDM. MÉTODOS: Dezesseis mulheres hospitalizadas responderam a uma Entrevista Sociodemográfica e Clínica e foram avaliadas através do Teste de Trilhas e Escala Motora para Terceira Idade (EMTI. RESULTADOS: A média de idade foi 38,63 anos e a do primeiro diagnóstico 32,81 anos; com renda familiar baixa. Na avaliação da aptidão motora geral, 56,25% das pacientes deste estudo foram classificadas como "abaixo da média", 37,5% como "normal médio" e 6,25%, "normal alto". As variáveis "motricidade global" e "organização temporal" obtiveram classificação "inferior". A amostra apresentou maior tempo de execução nos testes de atenção em relação aos valores de referência e um pior desempenho com o aumento da idade. E quanto maior o tempo para a realização do Teste de Trilhas, pior foi o desempenho na EMTI. CONCLUSÕES: Na maioria das pacientes, a aptidão motora geral, motricidade global e organização temporal encontram-se abaixo da média. Verificou-se a existência de disfunções e influência da idade no nível da atenção, e ainda a existência de relação entre os déficits atencional e motor. Quanto mais baixo o nível de atenção, pior é a aptidão motora.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the general and specific motor aptitude and attention in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD. METHODS: Sixteen women admitted in a psychiatric hospital answered to a clinic and socio-demographic interview. For the evaluation it was used the Motor Scale for the Elderly (Escala Motora para Terceira Idade - EMTI and the Trail Making Test (TMT. RESULTS: The average age of women was 38,63 years old, and the first diagnostic was made on average of 32,81 years old; they also have a low family income. At the general motor aptitude, 56,25% of the patients were classified as "below average", 37,5% as "normal medium" and 6,25% as

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    Bendixen, Carsten

    2014-01-01

    Bidrag med en kortfattet, introducerende, perspektiverende og begrebsafklarende fremstilling af begrebet test i det pædagogiske univers.......Bidrag med en kortfattet, introducerende, perspektiverende og begrebsafklarende fremstilling af begrebet test i det pædagogiske univers....

  6. Aptitud Física y su Relación con Rasgos Depresivos en Personas Adultas Mayores que Realizan Actividad Física

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    Mynor Rodríguez-Hernández; Felipe Araya Ramírez; Pedro Ureña Bonilla; Wadsworth, Danielle D.; Luis Solano Mora

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    El propósito de esta investigación fue determinar la relación entre la aptitud física y los niveles depresivos en las personas adultas mayores que participan en programas de actividad física en el área de San Ramón, Alajuela. Un total de 138 personas mayores con edades entre los 60 y 86 años (67.94 ± 5.26 años), fueron medidas en los componentes de la aptitud física mediante la prueba “Senior Fitness Test” (SFT) y los niveles de depresión mediante la Escala de Depresión Geriátrica de “Yesava...

  7. Cambios en la aptitud física en un grupo de mujeres adultas mayores bajo el modelo de envejecimiento activo

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    Correa Bautista, Jorge Enrique; Sandoval Cuellar, Carolina; Alfonso Mora, Margareth Lorena; Rodríguez Daza, Karen Dayana

    2012-01-01

    Antecedentes. La actividad física regular puede disminuir la progresión en la pérdida de la capacidad funcional  y el deterioro de la salud del adulto mayor.  El modelo de envejecimiento activo ha demostrado su efectividad para  promover salud y la  funcionalidad  a través del aumento de los  niveles de aptitud física.Objetivo. El propósito de la investigación fue describir los cambios en la aptitud física posterior a un programa de intervención de actividad física basado en el modelo de enve...

  8. Aptitud combinatoria general y específica de líneas de maíz (Zea mays tropical y subtropical

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    Full Text Available Veinte líneasfueron cruzadas con seis líneas usadas como probadores, conel objetivo de examinar su aptitud combinatoria, general y específica, y determinar su utilización en un programa de hibridación. Las cruzas fueron evaluadas en tres localidades enMéxico durante 1997. Estimaciones de aptitud combinatoriageneral (ACG y aptitud combinatoria específica (ACE fue-ron obtenidas usando un análisis de Línea x Probador.CML264 (1.586 kg/ha y CML319 (1.285 kg/ha tuvieron elmayor efecto de ACG en el grupo de líneas tropical y subtropical, respectivamente. El mayor efecto de ACE fueron paralas cruzas CML322 x M.L.S4-1 (1.651 kg/ha y CML258 xSSE255-18-19 (1.512 kg/ha. Estos resultados señalan que esposible estructurar un programa de híbridos utilizando las mejores líneas del Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento deMaíz y Trigo (CIMMYT y los mejores probadores de la Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro (UAAAN

  9. An Investigation into the Use of Cognitive Ability Tests in the Identification of Gifted Students in Design and Technology

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    Twissell, Adrian

    2011-01-01

    This study examines whether MidYIS and YELLIS cognitive ability tests (CATs) are appropriate methods for the identification of giftedness in Design and Technology. A key rationale for the study was whether CATs and able to identify those students with the aptitudes considered of importance to identifying giftedness in Design and Technology and…

  10. The Role of Mind-Wandering in Measurements of General Aptitude

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    Mrazek, Michael D.; Smallwood, Jonathan; Franklin, Michael S.; Chin, Jason M.; Baird, Benjamin; Schooler, Jonathan W.

    2012-01-01

    Tests of working memory capacity (WMC) and fluid intelligence (gF) are thought to capture variability in a crucial cognitive capacity that is broadly predictive of success, yet pinpointing the exact nature of this capacity is an area of ongoing controversy. We propose that mind-wandering is associated with performance on tests of WMC and gF,…

  11. ¿Quiénes son los alumnos con aptitud sobresaliente? Análisis de diversas variables para su identificación

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    Full Text Available El artículo tuvo como objetivo caracterizar las aptitudes sobresalientes en alumnos de tercero a quinto grado de primaria con relación a la edad, sexo y variables asociadas. Se trabajó en tres escuelas públicas del Distrito Federal, México. Se utilizó un muestreo no probabilístico, intencional, participaron 670 niños (Medad = 9.18, DE = .997, 356 mujeres y 314 hombres. También, colaboraron 24 docentes, 21 mujeres y 3 hombres (Medad = 43 años. Se aplicaron el Test de Matrices Progresivas Raven, Prueba de Pensamiento Creativo de Torrance, Escala de Compromiso con la Tarea, Prueba de Autoconcepto Académico y Lista de Nominación. Se identificaron 34 niños con perfil sobresaliente, quienes obtuvieron puntuaciones por encima del percentil 75 en por lo menos tres de las cinco pruebas, los cuales se distribuyeron en tres grupos de acuerdo con la cantidad de variables con estimaciones superiores. La U de Mann Whitney mostró que no había diferencia entre las variables con respecto al sexo, se observó que los niños de mayor edad eran más creativos. La prueba Kruskal-Wallis reportó diferencias significativas entre los tres grupos en la creatividad, compromiso con la tarea, autoconcepto académico y en la nominación del maestro. La correlación de Spearman mostró asociaciones positivas y significativas, entre la edad y la creatividad; y el compromiso con la tarea con el autoconcepto académico. Se concluye que los alumnos sobresalientes forman parte de un grupo heterogéneo, por lo que es necesario considerar diferentes variables para evaluarlos y determinar sus necesidades educativas. The purpose of the study was to determine the characteristics of the outstanding skills students in third through fifth grade in relation to age, sex and associated variables. The research was performed in three public schools in Mexico City, Mexico. We used an intentional non-probability sample, the trial included 670 children (Medad = 9.18, DE = .997

  12. Factors Influencing Pronunciation Accuracy: L1 Negative Transfer, Task Variables and Individual Aptitude

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    Liu, Qian

    2011-01-01

    This paper investigates the influence of three factors on pronunciation accuracy of Chinese adult foreign language learners. Ten target sounds including phonemes and syllables are included in the pre-test, an analysis of which shows that the mispronunciation of the randomly chosen target sounds mainly results from L1 negative transfer. It is…

  13. The Use of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) for Establishing the Job Component Validity of Tests. Report No. 5. Final Report.

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    McCormick, Ernest J.; And Others

    The Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ), a structured job analysis questionnaire that provides for the analysis of individual jobs in terms of each of 187 job elements, was used to establish the job component validity of certain commercially-available vocational aptitude tests. Prior to the general analyses reported here, a statistical analysis…

  14. Elaboration d'une méthode quantitative et globale d'évaluation de l'aptitude des terres à l'agriculture : application à la Région wallonne (Belgique)

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    Morelle, David; Lejeune, Philippe

    2000-01-01

    Pour permettre de préserver les bonnes terres agricoles d'autres affectations, une méthode quantitative d'évaluation de l'aptitude des terres à l'agriculture a été développée. Des cartes d'aptitude des terres aux cultures et aux prairies ont été élaborées en décomposant les sigles de la carte des sols. Des facteurs d'exploitation, comme la pente, la proximité aux exploitations et la taille des blocs ont été intégrés à ces cartes d'aptitude des sols, au moyen d'un système d'information géogr...

  15. The UKCAT test: developments, research and its use by dental schools in the U.K.

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    McAndrew, R; Greatrix, R

    2014-02-01

    The United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) has now been an active part of U.K. dental admissions for seven years with the test being used by 11 dental schools within their admissions processes. This paper gives an overview on UKCAT and highlights some of the on-going work in relation to its development. This paper also highlights what UKCAT is and some developments with respect to the UKCAT. It also facilitates the process of keeping dental practitioners informed. PMID:24557393

  16. Estatus ponderal y aptitud cardiorrespiratoria en escolares de la región central del Perú

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    Alcibíades Bustamante

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la frecuencia del sobrepeso y obesidad, en función a los niveles de aptitud cardiorrespiratoria (AptCR en escolares de cuatro distritos de la región central del Perú, y analizar la asociación entre estas variables. Materiales y métodos. El peso, altura y la AptCR fueron evaluados en 7841 escolares que residen en cuatro distritos ubicados en la costa, sierra y selva de la región central del Perú. El sobrepeso y la obesidad fueron clasificados según los criterios propuestos por Cole. La AptCR fue evaluada mediante la prueba de correr/caminar de doce minutos de la batería de la American Alliance for Health, Recreation and Dance. Se utilizó el ANOVA y la regresión logística para examinar las diferencias de las medias y asociaciones entre estas variables. Resultados. Escolares de ambos sexos presentan frecuencias semejantes de sobrepeso y obesidad (20,9% en mujeres y 20,1% en varones. Residentes en la costa (Barranco manifiestan elevadas frecuencias de sobrepeso y obesidad (37,8%. La edad, el sexo, área geográfica y la AptCR fueron predictores significativos para el sobrepeso y la obesidad. Escolares que viven en Barranco tienen cinco veces más probabilidades de ser obesos (OR=4,67; IC95%: 3,55-6,14; los que residen en la sierra (Junín tienen una menor probabilidad de ser obesos (OR=0,03; IC95%: 0,01-0,20; y quienes muestran una baja AptCR tienen una mayor probabilidad de ser obesos (OR=11 ,82; IC95%: 7,25-19,27, en comparación con aquellos con alta AptCR. Conclusiones. Los escolares que residen en Barranco presentan frecuencias de sobrepeso y obesidad elevados. Una baja AptCR está asociada al desarrollo del sobrepeso y la obesidad

  17. Estatus ponderal y aptitud cardiorrespiratoria en escolares de la región central del Perú

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    Alcibíades Bustamante

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    Full Text Available Objetivos. Determinar la frecuencia del sobrepeso y obesidad, en función a los niveles de aptitud cardiorrespiratoria (AptCR en escolares de cuatro distritos de la región central del Perú, y analizar la asociación entre estas variables. Materiales y métodos. El peso, altura y la AptCR fueron evaluados en 7841 escolares que residen en cuatro distritos ubicados en la costa, sierra y selva de la región central del Perú. El sobrepeso y la obesidad fueron clasificados según los criterios propuestos por Cole. La AptCR fue evaluada mediante la prueba de correr/caminar de doce minutos de la batería de la American Alliance for Health, Recreation and Dance. Se utilizó el ANOVA y la regresión logística para examinar las diferencias de las medias y asociaciones entre estas variables. Resultados. Escolares de ambos sexos presentan frecuencias semejantes de sobrepeso y obesidad (20,9% en mujeres y 20,1% en varones. Residentes en la costa (Barranco manifiestan elevadas frecuencias de sobrepeso y obesidad (37,8%. La edad, el sexo, área geográfica y la AptCR fueron predictores significativos para el sobrepeso y la obesidad. Escolares que viven en Barranco tienen cinco veces más probabilidades de ser obesos (OR=4,67; IC95%: 3,55-6,14; los que residen en la sierra (Junín tienen una menor probabilidad de ser obesos (OR=0,03; IC95%: 0,01-0,20; y quienes muestran una baja AptCR tienen una mayor probabilidad de ser obesos (OR=11 ,82; IC95%: 7,25-19,27, en comparación con aquellos con alta AptCR. Conclusiones. Los escolares que residen en Barranco presentan frecuencias de sobrepeso y obesidad elevados. Una baja AptCR está asociada al desarrollo del sobrepeso y la obesidad

  18. Aptidão física, idade e estado nutricional em militares Aptitud física, edad y estado nutricional en militares Physical fitness, age and nutritional status of military personnel

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    Clarissa Stefani Teixeira

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Embora exista uma tendência de diminuição dos níveis de aptidão física, a intensidade desse decréscimo em razão da idade e do estado nutricional em homens adultos não é bem conhecida, especialmente na população brasileira. OBJETIVO: Analisar os níveis de aptidão física de acordo com a idade e o estado nutricional em homens adultos. MÉTODOS: Foram aplicados testes de resistência aeróbica e muscular e flexibilidade e avaliação do estado nutricional em 1.011 homens. Foram realizadas análises de correlação, covariância e razões de prevalências por meio de regressão de Poisson. RESULTADOS: Os indivíduos apresentaram desempenho regular nos testes de aptidão física. Uma diminuição dos índices de desempenho físico de acordo com o avanço da idade foi verificada considerando todas as faixas etárias investigadas. A análise de covariância corrigida pela idade mostrou diferenças (pFUNDAMENTO: Aunque existe una tendencia de disminución de los niveles de aptitud física, la intensidad de este descenso en razón de la edad y del estado nutricional en varones adultos no se conoce bien, especialmente en la población brasileña. OBJETIVO: Analizar los niveles de aptitud física de acuerdo a la edad y el estado nutricional en varones adultos. MÉTODOS: Se aplicaron pruebas de resistencia aeróbica y muscular y flexibilidad y evaluación del estado nutricional en 1.011 varones. Se llevaron a cabo análisis de correlación, covarianza y razones de prevalencias por medio de regresión de Poisson. RESULTADOS: Los individuos presentaron desempeño regular en las pruebas de aptitud física. Una disminución de los índices de desempeño físico según el avance de la edad se verificó, teniendo en cuenta todos los grupos de edad investigados. Los análisis de covarianza corregidos por la edad evidenció diferencias (p BACKGROUND: Although there is a trend toward the decrease in levels of physical fitness, the intensity

  19. [Stroop test and schizophrenia].

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    Grapperon, J; Delage, M

    1999-01-01

    Utilization of the Stroop test with schizophrenic subjects is reviewed from 32 studies published since 1960. This test, in which subject has to name the color of color-words which are congruent or incongruent, is much used as a selective attention test. Its specific disturbance in schizophrenics would confirm the overload of consciousness with unsignificant non filtered information, probably due to lowering of frontal functions. Stroop effect is not always raised in these patients, especially when general slowing is taken into account. Technical differences modify the test power and can explain contradictory results. The thought disorder symptom seems the most correlated with the results of the test, and particular sensitiveness of paranoïd form has been argued. Neuroleptics do not seem to act on Stroop effect. Factors explaining the great variability of patients in this test are not fully put in light. One hypothesis, already raised, is that the test is linked to a particular attentional constitutional aptitude, and whose relations with the illness are to be explained. PMID:10205734

  20. Apocynin: Molecular Aptitudes

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    R. Pawliczak; J. Stefanska

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    Apocynin is a naturally occurring methoxy-substituted catechol, experimentally used as an inhibitor of NADPH-oxidase. It can decrease the production of superoxide (O2−) from activated neutrophils and macrophages while the ability of phagocytosis remains unaffected. The anti-inflammatory activity of apocynin has been demonstrated in a variety of cell and animal models of inflammation. Apocynin, after metabolic conversion, inhibits the assembly of NADPH-oxidase that is responsible for rea...

  1. Apocynin: Molecular Aptitudes

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    J. Stefanska

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Apocynin is a naturally occurring methoxy-substituted catechol, experimentally used as an inhibitor of NADPH-oxidase. It can decrease the production of superoxide (O2− from activated neutrophils and macrophages while the ability of phagocytosis remains unaffected. The anti-inflammatory activity of apocynin has been demonstrated in a variety of cell and animal models of inflammation. Apocynin, after metabolic conversion, inhibits the assembly of NADPH-oxidase that is responsible for reactive oxygen species (ROS production. It is, therefore, extensively used to reveal the role of this enzyme in cell and experimental models. Although some of the ROS serve as signaling molecules in the cells, excessive production is damaging and has been implicated to play an important role in the progression of many disease processes. This is why in many studies apocynin presents a promising potential treatment for some disorders; however, its utility with inflammatory diseases remains to be determined. Since its mode of action is not well defined, we tried to get a more precise insight into the mechanisms by which apocynin exerts its activity. Considering the anti-inflammatory activities of apocynin, we may conclude that this compound definitely deserves further study.

  2. UNIVERSIDAD 2.0: ACTITUDES Y APTITUDES ANTE LAS TIC DEL ALUMNADO DE NUEVO INGRESO DE LA ESCUELA UNIVERSITARIA DE MAGISTERIO DE LA UCO.

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    Verónica Marín Díaz

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Las competencias en materia relativa a las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC en la sociedad actual son imprescindibles para el desarrollo de una ciudadanía activa para la formación de los futuros docentes, en cuyas manos está el desarrollo de dichas competencias en los jóvenes desde edades tempranas. En el presente artículo se exponen las actitudes y aptitudes ante las TIC del alumnado denuevo ingreso de la Escuela Universitaria de Magisterio de la Universidad de Córdoba, considerándolas fundamentales y uno elemento determinante para conseguir los objetivos derivados del nuevo modelo educativo, fruto del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior.

  3. Reflections on a Century of College Admissions Tests

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    Richard C. Atkinson and Saul Geiser

    2009-01-01

    Standardized testing for college admissions has grown exponentially since the first administration of the old “College Boards†in 1901. This paper surveys major developments since then: the introduction of the “Scholastic Aptitude Test†in 1926, designed to tap students’ general analytic ability; E.F. Lindquist’s creation of the ACT in 1959 as a competitor to the SAT, intended as a measure of achievement rather than ability; the renewed interest on the part of some leading colleges ...

  4. Relação entre aptidão física, atividade física e estabilidade postural Relación entre aptitud física, actividad física y estabilidad postural Relationship between physical fitness, physical activity and postural stability

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    Alexandrina de Jesus Serra Lobo

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Com o envelhecimento verifica-se uma progressiva deterioração da marcha, sendo múltiplos os fatores de risco que podem contribuir para as quedas. As quedas são um problema de saúde pública com consequências médicas e económicas significativas. Este estudo teve o objetivo de avaliar a relação entre a aptidão física/atividade física e estabilidade postural na incidência de quedas em idosos. Método: estudo transversal, descritivo e comparativo com 49 idosos institucionalizados e 63 idosos não-institucionalizados. Utilizou-se o Functional Fitness Test, Functional Reach Test, MOS-SF-36 e o questionário de Baecke para avaliar a aptidão física e funcional, estabilidade postural, qualidade de vida e níveis de atividade física, respetivamente. Resultados: os idosos não-institucionalizados possuem melhor aptidão física, nomeadamente força, resistência aeróbia e agilidade/equilíbrio dinâmico, índices mais elevados de atividade física e qualidade de vida. Observaram-se correlações significativas entre os desempenhos nos testes de aptidão física e os índices de agilidade/equilíbrio dinâmico e estabilidade postural. Conclusão: a diminuição da aptidão física com o envelhecimento e os baixos níveis de atividade física contribuem para défices funcionais e de estabilidade postural que podem originar quedas.Con el envejecimiento se produce un deterioro progresivo de la marcha, con múltiples factores de riesgo que pueden contribuir a las caídas. Las caídas son un problema de salud pública con consecuencias sanitarias y económicas significativas. Este estudio tuvo por objetivo evaluar la relación entre la aptitud/condición físicas y la estabilidad postural en la incidencia de caídas en adultos mayores. Método: estudio transversal, descriptivo y comparativo de 49 adultos mayores ingresados y 63 no institucionalizados. Se utilizó la prueba de la valoración de la condición física, prueba de alcance funcional

  5. Experimental testing of constructivism and related theories.

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    Fidelman, U

    1991-10-01

    The purpose of this article is to show that experimental scientific methods can be applied to explain how the analytic mechanism of the left cerebral hemisphere and the synthetic mechanism of the right one create complex cognitive constructions like ontology and mathematics. Nominalism and ordinal mathematical concepts are related to the analytic left hemisphere while Platonism and cardinal mathematical concepts are related to the synthetic right one. Thus persons with a dominant left hemisphere tend to prefer nominalist ontology and have more aptitude for ordinal mathematics than for cardinal mathematics, while persons with a dominant right hemisphere tend to prefer platonist ontology and have more aptitude for cardinal mathematics than for ordinal mathematics. It is further explained how the Kantism temporal mode of perceiving experience can be related to the left hemisphere while the Kantian spatial mode of perceiving experience can be related to the right hemisphere. This relation can be tested experimentally, thus the Kantian source of constructivism, and through it constructivism itself, can be tested experimentally.

  6. Teleología naturalizada: Los conceptos de función, aptitud y adaptación en la Teoría de la Selección Natural

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    Gustavo Caponi

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    En la Teoría de la Selección Natural, el concepto de función biológica debe suponerse para definir el concepto de aptitud; y éste debe suponerse para definir el concepto de adaptación y también para explicar el fenómeno que que este último alude. Esos tres conceptos, por otra parte, son especificaciones de tres conceptos de aplicación más universal. El concepto de función biológica es un caso particular del concepto general de función; y el concepto de aptitud especifica el concepto de conven...

  7. Ensayo de aptitud realizado en LATU para validación del método de calibración y uso de pipetas de vidrio y pipetas automáticas

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    Claudia Santo

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available En 2008 se realizó un ensayo de aptitud para calibración de material volumétrico, con la participación de varios analistas (en su mayoría nuevos en la tarea de los laboratorios de ensayo del Laboratorio Tecnológico del Uruguay (LATU. Para el mismo se utilizaron dos pipetas, una de vidrio de 1 ml y una pipeta automática de volumen regulable entre 0 y 1 ml, ésta última calibrada para el valor correspondiente a 1 ml. Con el fin de evaluar la repetibilidad en la medición, cada analista repitió entre 6 y 10 veces la calibración con cada pipeta. Se evaluó la media aritmética de las mediciones de cada analista para cada pipeta y se estimó su incertidumbre expandida. Aquí se presentan los gráficos con las medias y las incertidumbres obtenidas para cada tipo de pipeta y se efectúa un estudio comparativo de los resultados. A modo de conclusión se evaluó la reproducibilidad de cada tipo de instrumento, en base a lo cual se formulan recomendaciones para su uso y calibración.AbstractIn 2008 several chemical analysts from LATU’s test laboratories (most of them new to their task took part in a Proficiency Test for the use of volumetric glassware. Two pipettes were used: a glass pipette of 1 ml, class B, and an automatic pipette of variable volume between 0 ml and 1 ml. The latter was calibrated at 1 ml. All analysts were asked to repeat each calibration between 6 and10 times to allow an estimate of the measurement repeatibility. The average value performed by each analyst for each pipette was evaluated and its uncertainty estimated. Graphs are presented showing the analysts’ means and uncertainties for each pipette and the results are compared. As a conclusion, the reproducibility of each kind of instrument is evaluated according to which recommendations are given for the calibration and use of the two types of pipette.

  8. Valoración de la aptitud de los requerimientos profesionales. Capacidades requeridas para el trabajo o grupos profesionales: algunas aportaciones del Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo (INSHT

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    Marta Zimmerman Verdejo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Siendo la "aptitud para trabajar" como aquella capacidad psicofísica del individuo para realizar su trabajo sin riesgo para su propia salud o la de otros, el presente artículo resume algunas actividades desarrolladas por el INSHT, en el marco de sus competencias técnica, en colaboración con otras unidades del Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

  9. Valoración de la aptitud de los requerimientos profesionales. Capacidades requeridas para el trabajo o grupos profesionales: algunas aportaciones del Instituto Nacional de Seguridad e Higiene en el Trabajo (INSHT)

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    Marta Zimmerman Verdejo

    2014-01-01

    Siendo la "aptitud para trabajar" como aquella capacidad psicofísica del individuo para realizar su trabajo sin riesgo para su propia salud o la de otros, el presente artículo resume algunas actividades desarrolladas por el INSHT, en el marco de sus competencias técnica, en colaboración con otras unidades del Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

  10. Valoración de la aptitud laboral en trabajadoras sanitarias con cáncer de mama Labor capability assessment for health workers with breast cancer

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    Consuelo Rodrigo García-Pando

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El cáncer de mama es el tumor más frecuente en las mujeres occidentales y afectará a una de cada ocho mujeres a lo largo de su vida. Su incidencia se ha incrementado pero la tasa de mortalidad ha descendido. El médico del trabajo debe valorar y adoptar las medidas de prevención adecuadas para atenuar los riesgos a los que puedan estar expuestos los trabajadores especialmente sensibles en el ámbito sanitario. Nuestro objetivo es proponer un método para esta valoración así como las adaptaciones necesarias para el desempeño de su tarea. Partimos de una revisión bibliográfica del cáncer de mama y se analizan los riesgos laborales del ámbito sanitario que pudieran suponer un agravamiento de las condiciones de salud de la trabajadora afectada. Exponemos un modelo de reconocimiento médico y valoración de la capacidad funcional adaptado a las secuelas más probables presentadas por las mujeres que han sido diagnosticadas de cáncer de mama, para proponer unos criterios de aptitud y recomendaciones de adecuación del puesto de trabajo.Breast cancer is the most frequent tumour in occidental women and it will affect one in eight women throughout their lives. Over the years, incidence rate has increased, whereas, mortality rate has decreased. The labour physician has to assess and decide on the suitable prevention measures to reduce those labour risks to which especially sensitive health workers may be exposed in their labour environment. Our objective is to propose a method for carrying out the assessment and the necessary adjustments for them to do their job. We begin with a bibliographic review about breast cancer to analyze the risks found in the health work environment that could worsen health conditions of the affected worker. We expose a model of medical examinations and assessment of the functional capacity, adapted to the most usual sequels shown up in women that have been diagnosed with breast cancer. We can then propose some

  11. Aptitud física relacionada con salud en los estudiantes de primer semestre académico de un programa de fisioterapia, 2007

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    Claudia Lucía Ariza-García

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la aptitud física relacionada con salud (AFRS de las estudiantes de primer semestre de fisioterapia de una universidad privada de Santander. Metodología: Estudio descriptivo transversal realizado en 20 estudiantes (17,8 ± 1,33 años de sexo femenino de primer semestre, seleccionadas por conveniencia. Se recolectaron las variables edad, sexo, composición corporal, la flexibilidad de la musculatura posterior, la capacidad aeróbica y la resistencia muscular de miembros superiores y abdominales. Se calcularon medidas de tendencia central, de dispersión, frecuencias y porcentajes. Resultados: En promedio el peso fue de 52,8 ± 9,5 kg, la estatura de 1,58 ± 0,05 m, el IMC de 20,9 ± 3,5 kg/m2. La circunferencia de cintura y de cadera fue de 69,3 ± 9,2 cms y 91,3 ± 7,3 cm, respectivamente. El promedio del cuarto cuartil de las mediciones perímetro de cintura, perímetro de cadera, relación cintura-cadera, frecuencia cardiaca después de 30 s y distancia en la prueba de flexibilidad fueron estadísticamente mayores comparado con los demás cuartiles. El 50% de los pacientes realizó entre 0 y 3 repeticiones de la prueba Push-Up y entre 0 y 21 repeticiones en la prueba Cu rl-Up. El 65% fue físicamente apta hasta en cuatro pruebas y el 35% en 5 y 6 pruebas. Ninguna fue apta en todas las pruebas. Conclusiones: Dado que ninguna de las estudiantes posee una aptitud física relacionada con salud óptima, se sugiere que en los programas de fisioterapia se fomente una AFRS adecuada junto con estilos de vida saldables para prevenir enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles.

  12. Construct-level predictive validity of educational attainment and intellectual aptitude tests in medical student selection: meta-regression of six UK longitudinal studies

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    McManus, I.; Dewberry, C.; Nicholson, S.; Dowell, J. S.; Woolf, K.; Potts, H. W.

    2013-01-01

    Background: Measures used for medical student selection should predict future performance during training. A problem for any selection study is that predictor-outcome correlations are known only in those who have been selected, whereas selectors need to know how measures would predict in the entire pool of applicants. That problem of interpretation can be solved by calculating construct-level predictive validity, an estimate of true predictor-outcome correlation across the range of applicant ...

  13. Baremación de un test de aptitud física en sujetos de la segunda etapa de E.G.B.

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    Rodríguez de Aldecoa, Antonio

    1980-01-01

    Una de mis muchas preocupaciones en el campo de la enseñanza, es y será, el sistema o procedimiento de evaluación a utilizar. Las observaciones efectuadas en mi localidad (Salamanca) me llevaron a la conclusión de que en un alto porcentaje de centros escolares, los profesores, guiados por unos criterios siempre personales, calificaban a sus alumnos con métodos totalmente subjetivos. Continuando con las observaciones a nivel provincial, los hechos son más evidentes, estamos acostumbrados a adm...

  14. Aptitud de la industria azucarera cubana para la asimilación de una nueva norma de calidad de azúcar crudo

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    Marlen C. Alfonso-Lorenzo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La norma cubana del azúcar crudo estándar, con 5 años de vigencia, fue revisada y modificada en el año 2011 por el Grupo Azucarero AZCUBA. Para valorar los nuevos requisitos de calidad fueron analizados resultados reportados en los últimos 10 años por: LEYCAL (Laboratorio acreditado por NC ISO/IEC 17025 de la Dirección de Gestión de Calidad del ICIDCA, laboratorios de las terminales de exportación y laboratorios de los centrales azucareros (Datos procesados por la Sala de Análisis de AZCUBA. Se consideró además el análisis de la correspondencia de las tecnologías existentes en las fábricas de azúcar con el nuevo propósito. La valoración de los aspectos referidos indicó la aptitud de la industria azucarera cubana para cumplir la nueva norma en el año 2012, sin incurrir en novedades tecnológicas adicionales.

  15. Valoración de la aptitud física en niños y adolescentes: construcción de cartas percentílicas para la región central del Perú Evaluation of physical fitness levels in children and adolescents: establishing percentile charts for the central region of Peru

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    Alcibíades Bustamante

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Establecer cartas percentílicas y valores de referencia estratificada por edad y sexo de los niveles de aptitud física (AF en niños y adolescentes de la región central del Perú. Materiales y métodos. El tamaño de la muestra comprendió a 7843 escolares (4155 mujeres y 3688 varones entre los seis y los diecisiete años de edad. Los niveles de aptitud física fueron evaluados mediante el uso de seis pruebas motoras provenientes de las baterías EUROFIT, FITNESSGRAM y AAPHERD. Las cartas percentílicas fueron construidas por separado para cada sexo, utilizando el método matemático LMS implementado en el programa LMSchartmaker. Resultados. Se verifica valores superiores de AF en los varones, a excepción de la prueba de flexibilidad; la AF incrementa con la edad. Conclusiones. Existe variabilidad interindividual en ambos sexos. Los valores de referencia específicos por edad y sexo pueden utilizarse para la evaluación e interpretación de los niveles de AF de niños y adolescentes de la región central del Perú. Estos hallazgos pueden ayudar en la evaluación de programas de educación física en las escuelas.Objectives. Construct percentile charts and physical fitness (PF reference values stratified by age and sex of children and adolescents from Peru’s central region. Materials and methods. The sample was comprised of 7,843 subjects (4,155 females and 3,688 males between the ages of 6 to 17 years old. Physical fitness was assessed using six tests developed by EUROFIT, FITNESSGRAM and AAPHERD. Percentile charts were developed separately for males and females using the LMS method calculated with LMSchartmaker software. Results. Males showed higher PF values with the exception of flexibility; a clear increase in PF with increasing age was verified. Conclusions. Inter-individual variability in both sexes is substantial. Charts and specific reference values by age and sex may be used for the assessment and interpretation of

  16. Élaboration d'un bronze Cu-8%Sn fritté sous pression et l'étude de son aptitude à l'absorption

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    Loucif, K.; Keraghel, F.; Alem, S.

    2005-05-01

    L'introduction des píeces miniatures dans le domaine de l'informatique et la microélectronique nécessite une grande précision et un environnement propre. D'autre part, la conservation d'énergie exige des pièces légères et une bonne longévité. Pour résoudre ces problèmes, des pièces autolubrifiées ont été proposées. En effet, plusieurs disciplines peuvent s'ingérer pour élaborer ces pièces: la métallurgie des poudres pour produire des pièces poreuses, la tribologie pour caractériser la pièce en fonctionnement et la mécanique des fluides pour évaluer le comportement échantillon -lubrifiant.
Dans ce présent travail, nous présentons l'évolution de la densité des échantillons élaborés en fonction de: la température d'élaboration, la pression de compactage, et le temps de maintien et l'évolution de l'absorption des lubrifiants par un alliage Cu-8% Sn fritté sous pression. Les lubrifiants choisis sont l'eau et une huile de machine à usage domestique et leur aptitude à l'autolubrification.

  17. Efecto de la dieta de cerdos en crecimiento sobre el valor nutritivo y la aptitud tecnológica de la carne y grasa

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    Gustavo Capra

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Se sometieron cerdos con peso medio inicial de 53 kg a tres tratamientos: T1 dieta testigo conteniendo suplementos proteicos de origen vegetal y animal, T2 dieta basada exclusivamente en suplementos proteicos de origen vegetal y T3 dieta testigo restringida al 90 % de la cantidad ofrecida al T1 más libre acceso a pasturas. Se determinaron parámetros de comportamiento productivo y características de la canal en planta de faena. Se determinaron contenido de grasa intramuscular del Longissimus dorsi, perfil lipídico de la grasa subcutánea e intramuscular, contenido de hierro, zinc, magnesio, sodio y vitamina E. Se determinó también el punto de fusión de la grasa dorsal como indicador de aptitud tecnológica para la elaboración de productos fermentados. Con grasa procedente de cada tratamiento se elaboraron salames que fueron evaluados sensorialmente. En los parámetros de calidad de canal evaluados no hubo diferencias estadísticamente significativas. El acceso a pasturas determinó un incremento en el contenido de ácido linolénico y una mejora de la relación n6/n3 en la grasa subcutánea. No hubo diferencias significativas en el punto de fusión de la grasa. Las muestras de salame resultaron ser distintas, con un nivel de confianza del 95 % para los atributos textura e intención de compra.

  18. The use of webcam images to determine tourist-climate aptitude: favourable weather types for sun and beach tourism on the Alicante coast (Spain)

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    Ibarra, Emilio Martínez

    2011-05-01

    Climate has an obvious influence on tourism as a resource and as a location factor for tourist activities. Consequently, the tourist phenomenon in general is heavily controlled by meteorological conditions—in short, by the climate. In this article, the author proposes a set of weather types with which to establish the climate aptitude for sun and beach tourism. To determine these types, the density of use of one of the beaches with the lowest seasonality in continental Europe, the Levante Beach in Benidorm (Alicante, Spain), was analysed. Beach attendance was monitored using a webcam installed by the "Agencia Valenciana de Turismo". The relationship between the density of use of the lower and upper beach areas on the one hand, and meteorological variables on the other, allowed comfort (physiological equivalent temperature) and enjoyment (fractions of solar radiation) thresholds to be established. The appropriate hydric comfort values were obtained by comparing the ranges proposed by Besancenot in 1989 [Besancenot (1989) Clima et turismes. Massom, París] with numbers of visitors to the beach. The wind velocity and precipitation thresholds were selected following consultation with the literature and considering the climatic characteristics of the environment under analysis. Based on a combination of these thresholds, weather types suitable for this specific tourist activity are defined. Thus, this article presents a method for assessing the extent to which a day on the beach can be enjoyed. This has a number of applications, for planners, the tourism business and consumers alike. The use of this (filter) method in climate databases and meteorological forecasts could help determine the tourist season, the suitability of setting up a business associated with sun and beach tourism, as well as help plan holidays and program a day's leisure activities. Thus, the article seeks to improve our understanding of the climate preferences of that tourist activity par

  19. Procedimiento y dispositivo para la determinación de la aptitud para el bombeo de suspensiones concentradas de sólidos de geometría variable tales como el hormigón fresco

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    Río, O.; Fernández Luco, L.; Rodríguez, Ángel

    2007-01-01

    Procedimiento y dispositivo para la determinación de la aptitud para el bombeo de suspensiones concentradas de sólidos tales como el hormigón fresco. El dispositivo comprende un codo, dos brazos (7), fijados a los extremos del codo y cargados con una suspensión, un sensor de posición (12) de la suspensión, un sensor de presión (15) en cada brazo (7), sendas tapas herméticas (8, 9) en los extremos libres de los brazos (7), un circuito de aire comprimido adaptado para producir el movimien...

  20. An explanatory model of academic achievement based on aptitudes, goal orientations, self-concept and learning strategies.

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    Miñano Pérez, Pablo; Castejón Costa, Juan-Luis; Gilar Corbí, Raquel

    2012-03-01

    As a result of studies examining factors involved in the learning process, various structural models have been developed to explain the direct and indirect effects that occur between the variables in these models. The objective was to evaluate a structural model of cognitive and motivational variables predicting academic achievement, including general intelligence, academic self-concept, goal orientations, effort and learning strategies. The sample comprised of 341 Spanish students in the first year of compulsory secondary education. Different tests and questionnaires were used to evaluate each variable, and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) was applied to contrast the relationships of the initial model. The model proposed had a satisfactory fit, and all the hypothesised relationships were significant. General intelligence was the variable most able to explain academic achievement. Also important was the direct influence of academic self-concept on achievement, goal orientations and effort, as well as the mediating ability of effort and learning strategies between academic goals and final achievement.

  1. Aptidão física relacionada à saúde de idosos: influência da hidroginástica Aptitud física relacionada con la salud de los añosos: influencia de la hidrogimnasia Physical fitness and elderly health effects of hydrogymnastics

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    Roseane Victor Alves

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS E OBJETIVOS: A prática de exercício físico, além de combater o sedentarismo, contribui de maneira significativa para a manutenção da aptidão física do idoso. O objetivo do estudo foi verificar o efeito da prática de hidroginástica sobre a aptidão física do idoso associada à saúde. METODOLOGIA: Foi realizado um ensaio controlado em 74 mulheres idosas, sem atividade física regular. Um grupo de 37 mulheres recebeu duas aulas semanais de hidroginástica durante três meses e outras 37 mulheres serviram como controle. A aptidão física foi avaliada através da bateria de testes de Rikli e Jones (1999, com avaliações de força e resistência de membros inferiores (levantar e sentar na cadeira, força e resistência de membros superiores (flexão do antebraço, flexão de membros inferiores (sentado, alcançar os membros inferiores com as mãos, mobilidade física - velocidade, agilidade e equilíbrio (levanta, caminha 2,44m e volta a sentar, flexibilidade dos membros superiores (alcançar atrás das costas com as mãos e resistência aeróbica (andar seis minutos. A bateria de testes foi aplicada antes do início das aulas e no fim do programa após três meses. Os grupos foram semelhantes em relação a idade, IMC, renda familiar e anos de escolaridade. RESULTADOS: Ao longo dos três meses, foram acompanhadas 30 mulheres em cada grupo; perda amostral de 18,9%. Observou-se no grupo da hidroginástica um melhor desempenho em todos os pós-testes, quando comparados com os resultados do próprio grupo no pré-teste e com o controle no pós-teste (p FUNDAMENTOS Y OBJETIVOS: La práctica del ejercicio físico, además de combatir el sedentarismo, contribuye de manera significativa para el mantenimiento de la aptitud física. El objetivo de este estudio fue el verificar el efecto de la práctica de la hidrogimnasia sobre la aptitud física del añoso asociada a la salud. METODOLOGÍA: Fue realizado un ensayo controlado en 74

  2. Teach students in accordance with their aptitude in the teaching of ballet%浅谈芭蕾舞教学中的因材施教

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    孙亚男

    2014-01-01

    The ballet teaching is a part of the dance teaching, it has been more popular because the public aesthetic cognition, also because it is very difficult to have a sustained interest in many disciplines in the most difficult dance. Ballet training to require students to pay more tears and sweat, and has excellent physical conditions (i.e., three long and one small). Based on the characteristics of ballet teaching, teachers should ensure that students have lasting enthusiasm as the basic point, the balance of conflict in teaching. This requires teachers with high professional skills, rich expressive force, all-round development of teaching ability and communication affinity. But what is more important is that teachers should understand the differences of different students, to teach students in accordance with their aptitude. In order to ensure that they are to grow into healthy, stable, happy dancer and future educators.%芭蕾舞教学属舞蹈教学的一部分,它既因为符合大众审美认知受到更多人的喜爱,也因为是众多舞蹈学科中最艰辛的很难具有持续性的兴趣。芭蕾舞训练需要学生付出更多的泪水与汗水,并具有优异的身体条件(即三长一小)。基于芭蕾舞教学的特点,教师应该以保证学生具有长久的热情为基本点,平衡教学中的各项矛盾。这便要求教师具有较高的专业技能、丰富的表现力、全面发展的授课能力、与学生沟通交流的亲和力等。同时更重要的是教师要了解不同学生的各方面差异,对他们进行因材施教。以确保他们成长为健康、稳定、快乐的舞者与未来授业者。

  3. La transmisión intergeneracional de aptitudes y actitudes culturales. Adaptando el paradigma de la omnivoridad cultural para Andalucía

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    Herrera-Usagre, Manuel

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Musical taste has been a research focus in sociology, not in the way it is acquired in school, but how primary groups, e.g. family or peer groups, have influenced it. In this article we have used the Survey of Social Reality in Andalusia (2009 with the aim of showing the role played by individuals social characteristics on their music consumption patterns. Our results have showed that there is no a exclusive consumption pattern of high culture linked to a social milieu. Through a latent class analysis, we have found three consumption patterns: ‘omnivore’, ‘modern’ and ‘traditional univore’, distinguishing by educational level, age and social origin. Thus, the voraciousness of musical genres is the result of a combination of factors such as educational attainment, life cycle and intergenerational transmission of cultural skills and attitudes, and not by the achievement of prestige or social class.

    El gusto musical ha sido objeto de estudio privilegiado de la sociología, no tanto por la manera en que es adquirido en la escuela, sino por el modo en que los grupos primarios, como la familia o los grupos de pares, han ejercido su influencia. En el presente artículo hemos utilizado la Encuesta sobre la Realidad Social en Andalucía (2009 con el objetivo de mostrar el papel que juegan un conjunto de características sociales de los individuos en su patrón de consumo de música. Nuestros resultados han evidenciado que no existe un patrón de consumo exclusivo de alta cultura ligado a un estrato social. A través de un análisis de clases latentes, hemos encontrado tres patrones de consumo: ‘omnívoro’, ‘moderno’ y ‘unívoro tradicional’, distinguiéndose por el nivel educativo, la edad o el origen social. La voracidad de géneros musicales, por tanto, es fruto de una combinación de factores como el logro educativo, el ciclo de vida y la transmisión intergeneracional de aptitudes y actitudes culturales, pero no así de

  4. Teleología naturalizada: Los conceptos de función, aptitud y adaptación en la Teoría de la Selección Natural

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    Gustavo Caponi

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    Full Text Available En la Teoría de la Selección Natural, el concepto de función biológica debe suponerse para definir el concepto de aptitud; y éste debe suponerse para definir el concepto de adaptación y también para explicar el fenómeno que que este último alude. Esos tres conceptos, por otra parte, son especificaciones de tres conceptos de aplicación más universal. El concepto de función biológica es un caso particular del concepto general de función; y el concepto de aptitud especifica el concepto de conveniencia. El concepto de adaptación, mientras tanto, es una especificación del concepto de diseño. La visaulización de esas articulaciones conceptuales permite entender la legitimidad de la naturalización de la teleología operada por el darwinismo.   

  5. Diagnóstico de la política científica para mejorar la aptitud ambiental y energética del proceso de obtención de rones

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    Gladys Cañizares-Pentón

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se trata sobre la gerencia de conocimiento para el desarrollo de procesos de producción de ron; con énfasis en la vigilancia tecnológica como fundamento para la elaboración y gerencia de proyectos de investigación & desarrollo en el perfeccionamiento de la aptitud ambiental. La formación de recursos humanos y la producción de conocimientos se ofrecen como un producto que posibilita la gerencia de conocimientos actuales y prospectivos, mediante el crecimiento de las capacidades de aprendizaje tecnológico. Finalmente, se ofrecen las experiencias de la colaboración entre el mundo empresarial y los centros de generación de conocimientos, realizadas a través de los proyectos de formación de recursos humanos, los procesos de transferencia y la asimilación de tecnología, para el perfeccionamiento de la aptitud ambiental de las instalaciones de producción de ron, así como la visión de esta colaboración para asegurar un desarrollo desdeel punto de vista energético y ambiental, respectivamente. La existencia de proyectos de colaboración en el vínculo universidad - empresa y redes de expertos proporcionan una valiosa vía para incrementar las capacidades de conocimiento en la búsqueda de procesos más aptos en cuanto al medio ambiente.

  6. Successful intelligence: A model for testing intelligence beyond IQ tests

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    Robert J. Sternberg

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    Full Text Available Standard conventional tests only assess a narrow sampling of the abilities required for success in school and in life. In contrast, the augmented theory of successful intelligence asserts that intelligence involves creative skills in producing new ideas, analytical skills in evaluating whether the ideas are good ones, practical skills in putting the ideas into practice and in convincing other people of the value of the ideas, and wisdom-based skills in confirming that one is using one's knowledge and skills to serve a common good. Three projects were created to evaluate the theory with regard to college admissions: First, the Rainbow Project demonstrated that prediction of first-year college academic performance could be increased while simultaneously decreasing differences between ethnic groups on a predictive assessment, in comparison with the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT. Second, the Kaleidoscope Project improved prediction of academic and extracurricular performance over SAT scores alone; but the ethnic-group differences usually obtained vanished. Third, the Panorama Project showed the success of similar techniques in a less selective population. The projects demonstrate the application of the augmented theory of successful intelligence in enhancing college and university admissions procedures

  7. Assessing readiness for medical education: evolution of the medical college admission test.

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    McGaghie, William C

    2002-09-01

    The attrition rate of 5% to 50% from US medical schools in the 1920s propelled the development of a test that would measure aptitude for medical studies. Since its development in 1928, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) has undergone 5 revisions. The first version was divided into 6 to 8 subtests that focused on memory, knowledge of scientific terminology, reading and comprehension, and logic. The second, which appeared in 1946, was reduced to 4 categories: verbal and quantitative skills, science knowledge, and added a category called understanding modern society. The major difference in the third version, launched in 1962, expanded the test's understanding modern society section to a broader test of general information. In 1977, the MCAT underwent its fourth change: its science section, reading and quantitative skill assessment sections were expanded; its general liberal arts knowledge section was eliminated; its scoring report structure and scoring range were altered; and its cultural and social bias was minimized. The current version, beginning in 1991, has undergone another significant change. Although it does not contain independent measures of either liberal arts or numeracy as separate categories, quantitative skills are needed to solve some of the problems in biological and physical sciences. However, its principal innovation is the writing sample section. Through its 74-year history, the various renditions of the MCAT demonstrate that the definition of aptitude for medical education reflects the professional and social mores and values of the time.

  8. Expertise, aptitude, and strategic remembering

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    Schneider, Wolfgang; Bjorklund, David F.

    2012-01-01

    Second- and fourth-grade children were classified according to their knowledge of soccer (experts vs. novices) and IQ (high vs. low), and given 2 sort-recall tasks. One task included items related to the game of soccer and the other included items from familiar natural language categories. Previous research has shown that expertise in a snbject can compensate for low levels of performance on text comprehension tasks. Our results, the flrst examing the effects of both expertise and intelligenc...

  9. Metabolismo de glicose em gêmeos monozigóticos discordantes para aptidão cardiorrespiratória Metabolismo de glucosa en gemelos monocigóticos discordantes para aptitud cardiorrespiratoria Glucose metabolism in discordant monozygotic twins for cardiorespiratory fitness

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    Marcos Roberto Queiroga

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar se as concentrações de glicose e insulina em jejum são reguladas pela aptidão cardiorrespiratória (VO2máx, independentemente dos efeitos genéticos. MÉTODOS: Dados de 38 pares de gêmeos monozigóticos (11 a 18 anos foram analisados transversalmente. Os participantes foram submetidos a um teste de esforço máximo com ergoespirometria aberta (MedGraphics VO2000® - Medical Graphics Corp., St. Paul, MN e à coleta de sangue para estimar a concentração de glicose e insulina em jejum. A zigosidade foi determinada por intermédio da investigação de concordância dos gêmeos em relação a 15 marcadores genéticos polimórficos. Nove pares demonstraram diferença média intrapar para o consumo máximo de oxigênio ≥10mL.kg-1.min-1 e foram divididos em dois grupos, de alta e baixa aptidão. Os grupos foram comparados a partir do teste pareado de Wilcoxon, tendo em vista a assimetria dos dados. RESULTADOS: Em média, os gêmeos do grupo de alta aptidão apresentaram consumo máximo de oxigênio 17% superior (13,5±3,7mL.kg-1.min-1 a seus irmãos menos aptos. Não houve diferença entre os grupos para as concentrações de insulina (36,5±34,6 versus 25,3±13,7mg/dL; pOBJETIVO: Verificar si las concentraciones de glucosa e insulina en ayuno son reguladas por la aptitud cardiorrespiratoria (VO2máx, independiente de los efectos genéticos. MÉTODOS: Datos de 38 pares de gemelos monocigóticos (11 a 18 años fueron analizados transversalmente. Los participantes fueron sometidos a una prueba de esfuerzo máximo con ergoespirometría abierta (MedGraphics VO2000® Medical Graphics Corp., St. Paul, MN y a la recolección de sangre para estimar la concentración de glucosa e insulina en ayuno. La cigosidad fue determinada por medio de la investigación de concordancia de los gemelos respecto a 15 marcadores genéticos polimórficos. Nueve pares demostraron diferencia mediana intrapares para el consumo máximo de oxígeno ≥10m

  10. Aptitud del Suelo de la Zona Costera del Departamento de Córdoba (Colombia para la Piscicultura Soil Suitability in the Coastal Area of the Department of Córdoba (Colombia for Fish Culture

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    Misael Enrique Oviedo Pastrana

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumen. Se evaluó la aptitud del suelo de la región costera del departamento de Córdoba (Colombia, para el cultivo de peces. Se tomaron muestras de suelos, a tres profundidades, en 62 sitios; a las cuales se les midió pH, materia orgánica (MO, fósforo (P, textura e hierro (Fe. Mediante un SIG, los resultados de los parámetros estudiados, las coordenadas de los sitios y la cartografía relacionada se incorporaron en la base de datos del software ArcGIS 9.3 y asociados a las herramientas de análisis espacial para realizar interpolación y generación de mapas temáticos de la aptitud del suelo para piscicultura. Los valores promedio de pH (6,67±0,76, MO (0,51±0,34% y P (19,62±26,99 ppm se encontraron dentro del rango para cultivo de peces. La alta concentración de Fe (26,34±22,65 ppm fue considerada la variable más crítica para la aptitud del suelo para la piscicultura, principalmente en las áreas con pH bajo. El mapa de aptitud del suelo, generado con la integración de las variables estudiadas, permitió identificar 123.625 ha como moderadamente aptas (67,4%, 53.909 ha como aptas (29,3% y solamente 6.093 fueron consideradas no aptas (3,3%. Sin embargo, este resultado debe ser correlacionado con otras variables como topografía, cobertura vegetal, uso del suelo, disponibilidad hídrica, calidad hídrica, capacidad de drenaje, restricciones ambientales y aspectos socioeconómicos de la región.Abstract. The study was doing to assess the suitability of soil in the coastal region of Cordoba department (Colombia, for fish farming. Soil samples were taken in 62 locations at 20, 70 and 140 cm deep and measured pH, organic matter (OM, phosphorus (P, texture and iron (Fe. Using GIS, results of the studied parameters, coordinates and cartography of related sites were built into the software database of ArcGIS 9.3 and associated to spatial analysis tools for interpolation and generation of thematic maps of soil suitability for fish farming

  11. EFECTO DE LA APLICACIÓN DE UNA MULTIMEDIA EN LA ADQUISICIÓN DE DESTREZAS PARA LA EVALUACIÓN DE COMPONENTES DE LA APTITUD FÍSICA RELACIONADOS A LA SALUD, EN ESTUDIANTES DE EDUCACIÓN FÍSICA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL

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    Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Vargas

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el efecto de la aplicación de una multimedia en la adquisición de destrezas necesarias en la evaluación de componentes de la aptitud física relacionados a la salud. Metodología: sujetos: estudiantes universitarios de educación física (n=29, matriculados en el curso de Evaluación de Cualidades Físicas. Instrumentos: multimedia de batería de pruebas de evaluación física relacionadas a la salud (pliegues subcutáneos, capacidad cardiorrespiratoria, flexibilidad, fuerza muscular y resistencia muscular abdominal modificada, software de autoría Neobook para elaboración de publicaciones electrónicas, versión 5.0; software para el desarrollo de evaluaciones académicas Hot Potatoes de Half – Baked Software Inc, versión 6; Adobe Premiere para capturar y editar video, versión Pro 1.5; Audicity para grabación de audio; programa básico para la edición de texto Word, cámara de video DCR-VX2000 SONY en formato MiniDV NTSC, para la grabación de video. Procedimiento: los sujetos realizaron el primer test (aplicación de pruebas para evaluar componentes de aptitud física relacionados con la salud y tuvieron un evaluador ciego y con base en los resultados de este pretest, se distribuyeron en tres grupos de tratamiento, por la modalidad de puntajes aparejados y a cada grupo, se le aplicó un tratamiento diferente: solo teoría, solo multimedia y teoría - multimedia. Cada grupo recibió 1 hora de tratamiento por 10 semanas y finalizado este proceso, el evaluador ciego procedió a aplicar el post test para evaluar componentes de aptitud física relacionados con la salud a los 3 grupos. Asimismo se realizó una entrevista de grupo focal a cada grupo por separado, donde se identificaron factores cualitativos. Análisis Estadístico: Se utilizó un ANOVA de dos vías mixta (3 tratamientos x 2 mediciones para el análisis cuantitativo y el análisis de contenido y categorización para los datos

  12. Time-frequency Representations Application in Psychological Testing

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    REIZ Romulus

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    Full Text Available A psychological test is a test that is designed to measure one aspect of human behavior. These tests are usually designed to evaluate a person’s ability to complete tasks that were individual's performance on certain tasks that have usually been requested in advance. Usually a test score is used to compare with other results to measure the individual’s performance regarding cognitive ability, aptitude, personality, etc. One such test is the so called “finger tapping” test, designed to measure the integrity of the neuromuscular system and examine motor control. There are several ways to perform such a test. The purpose of this paper isn’t to study the finger tapping test which is well documented in the literature, but to develop if possible a simple way of performing such a test. Using the method presented in the paper a nonstationary signal was obtained and it was analyzed using the Short-time Fourier time frequency representation to obtain the signals frequency and its variation in time. The results presented in the paper show that this method can be used to perform the test and the frequency and spatial amplitude of the obtained tapping signal can be determined easily.

  13. Computer-Based Internet-Hosted Assessment of L2 Literacy: Computerizing and Administering of the Oxford Quick Placement Test in ExamView and Moodle

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    Meurant, Robert C.

    Sorting of Korean English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) university students by Second Language (L2) aptitude allocates students to classes of compatible ability level, and was here used to screen candidates for interview. Paper-and-pen versions of the Oxford Quick Placement Test were adapted to computer-based testing via online hosting using FSCreations ExamView. Problems with their online hosting site led to conversion to the popular computer-based learning management system Moodle, hosted on www.ninehub.com. 317 sophomores were tested online to encourage L2 digital literacy. Strategies for effective hybrid implementation of Learning Management Systems in L2 tertiary education include computer-based Internet-hosted L2 aptitude tests. These potentially provide a convenient measure of student progress in developing L2 fluency, and offer a more objective and relevant means of teacher- and course-assessment than student evaluations, which tend to confuse entertainment value and teacher popularity with academic credibility and pedagogical effectiveness.

  14. Application of LC-MS and tristimulus colorimetry to assess the ageing aptitude of Syrah wine in the Condado de Huelva D.O. (Spain), a typical warm climate region.

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    Gordillo, B; Rodríguez-Pulido, F J; Mateus, N; Escudero-Gilete, M L; González-Miret, M L; Heredia, F J; de Freitas, V

    2012-06-30

    The study of the evolutions of different wine pigment families, copigmentation/polymerisation processes and colour characteristics during the first year of ageing in oak barrel has allowed the assessment of the ageing aptitude of Syrah wines from "Condado de Huelva D.O.", a warm climate region. A total of 32 anthocyanic pigments were identified, including 14 major compounds from grape and 18 minor derivatives formed during the vinification. The anthocyanin profile changed towards more chemical complexity, being vitisin-like pyranoanthocyanins the predominant minor pigments during the first month of ageing. As wine became older, a progressive increase on the content of 4-vinylcatechin, 4-vinylphenol and 4-vinylcatechol compounds took place. Results showed that copigmentation occurred during the whole process of ageing inducing visual perceptible colour effects. Simultaneously to the copigmentation decrease, the degree of polymerisation increased during ageing, being maximum at 9 months old wines (77%). The colour of wines evolved progressively in a positive way from 3 to 9 months of ageing, becoming darker and with more vivid colour. However, from 9 to 12 months of ageing, the chemical structure of wines was negatively affected resulting in lighter, with more red-orange hues and less vivid colours. The inclusion of the chemical and colorimetric information on the PCA model allows us to reach very good discriminations among the Syrah wines with different wood contact period. PMID:22688048

  15. EVALUACIÓN DEL CONFLICTO DE USO AGRÍCOLA DE LAS TIERRAS A PARTIR DE SU APTITUD FÍSICA COMO CONTRIBUCIÓN A LA EXPLOTACIÓN SOSTENIBLE

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    María del C. Falcón Acosta

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    Full Text Available Se realizó el análisis del conflicto de uso a partir de la aptitud física de las tierras para los principales cultivos de importancia económica en la Unidad Básica de Producción Cooperativa (UBPC “LV Aniversario de la CTC” (papa (Solanum tuberosum L., boniato (Ipomoea batatas Poir., frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L., tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum P. Miller. y maíz (Zea mays L., como base para evitar la sobreexplotación y potenciar el manejo sostenible de los agroecosistema. La evaluación de tierras se apoyó en el esquema de la FAO (2007, mediante el software ALES. El mismo se sustentó en modelos de conocimientos elaborados a partir de información relevante procesada en bases de datos espaciales y de atributos. Se evidenció que las principales cualidades que limitan la productividad de las tierras son las condiciones de enraizamiento, requisitos de oxígeno, requisito de agua y peligro de erosión, entre otros. Además, se encontró que el 29,74 y el 25,58 % del total de las tierras evaluadas presentan conflictos de tipo medio y alto, respectivamente. Ello evidencia la necesidad de realizar un reordenamiento territorial en los escenarios estudiados.

  16. Associação de aptidão cardiorrespiratória e circunferência abdominal com hipertensão em mulheres idosas brasileiras Asociación de aptitud cardiorrespiratoria y circunferencia abdominal con hipertensión en mujeres adultas mayores brasileñas Association of fitness and waist circumference with hypertension in Brazilian elderly women

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    Maressa Priscila Krause

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: O efeito protetor da aptidão cardiorrespiratória tem sido reconhecido nos adultos. Entretanto, essa relação ainda não se mostra esclarecida nos idosos. OBJETIVO: Analisar a associação entre hipertensão e aptidão cardiorrespiratória (ACR em 1.064 mulheres idosas Brasileiras. MÉTODO: A obesidade central foi estimada pela circunferência abdominal (CA e a ACR pelo teste de caminhada de 6 minutos. Os testes de ANOVA one-way, Qui-quadrado e regressão logística foram usados para a análise estatística. RESULTADOS: A prevalência de hipertensão foi de 53,9%. O grupo obesidade central apresentou maior risco para hipertensão quando comparado ao grupo não-obesidade central, mesmo pertencendo ao mesmo nível de ACR. Além disso, ambos os grupos mostraram um aumento progressivo do risco para hipertensão do maior para o menor grupo de ACR, indicando uma relação inversa entre ACR e obesidade central. O grupo não-obesidade central obteve o menor odds ratio (OR de 1,49 (95%IC 0,97-2,28 e 1,54 (95%IC 0,94-2,51; enquanto que no grupo obesidade central, o OR foi 2,08 (95%IC 1,47-2,93, 2,79 (95%IC 1,79-4,33 e 3,09 (95%IC 1,86-5,12. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados encontrados indicaram que a CC é um forte preditor de hipertensão, e que o efeito protetor da ACR pode ser estendido às mulheres idosas, mesmo àquelas com obesidade central.FUNDAMENTO: El efecto protector de la aptitud cardiorrespiratoria ha sido reconocido en los adultos. Sin embargo, esa relación todavía no está aclarada en las personas adultas mayores. OBJETIVO: Analizar la asociación entre hipertensión y aptitud cardiorrespiratoria (ACR en 1.064 mujeres adultas mayores brasileñas. MÉTODOS: La obesidad central se estimó por la circunferencia abdominal (CA y la ACR por el test de marcha de 6 minutos. Se emplearon las pruebas de ANOVA one-way, Chi-cuadrado y regresión logística para el análisis estadístico. RESULTADOS: La prevalencia de hipertensión fue de un 53

  17. Imagem corporal, estado nutricional, força de resistência abdominal e aptidão cardiorrespiratória de crianças e adolescentes praticantes de esportes Imagen corporal, estado nutricional, fuerza de resistencia abdominal y aptitud cardiorrespiratoria de niños y adolescentes practicantes de deportes Body image, nutritional status, abdominal strength, and cardiorespiratory fitness in children and adolescents practicing sports

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar se há associação entre estado nutricional, nível de aptidão física e imagem corporal em crianças e adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Participaram deste estudo transversal 401 estudantes (236 meninos e 165 meninas com idades entre 8 e 16 anos, praticantes de esportes nos clubes locais. Para o estado nutricional calculou-se o índice de massa corpórea. Foram avaliadas a satisfação com a imagem corporal, a força de resistência abdominal e a aptidão cardiorrespiratória. As variáveis foram analisadas no mesmo dia, seguindo ordem padronizada. Para verificar as associações entre as variáveis foi utilizado o teste do qui-quadrado. Posteriormente, a regressão logística binária foi aplicada para identificar a magnitude das associações, considerando-se significante pOBJETIVO: Verificar si hay asociación entre estado nutricional, nivel de aptitud física e imagen corporal en niños y adolescentes. MÉTODOS: Participaron de este estudio transversal 401 estudiantes (236 muchachos y 156 muchachas con edades entre 8 y 16 años. Para el estado nutricional se calculó el índice de masa corporal. Se evaluaron la satisfacción con la imagen corporal, la fuerza de resistencia abdominal y la aptitud cardiorrespiratoria. Las variables fueron analizadas en el mismo día, siguiendo orden estandarizado. Para verificar las asociaciones entre las variables se utilizó la prueba del chi-cuadrado. Posteriormente, se aplicó la regresión logística binaria para identificar la magnitud de las asociaciones, considerando como significante pOBJECTIVE: To verify the association between nutritional status, physical fitness, and body image in children and adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 401 students (236 boys and 165 girls aged between 8 and 16 years that were regularly enrolled in sports in the local clubs. The nutritional status was evaluated by the body mass index. Students were assessed for satisfaction with body

  18. Chlamydia Testing

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    ... Amplification Test (NAAT); Chlamydia trachomatis Culture; Chlamydia trachomatis DNA Probe Related tests: Gonorrhea Testing , HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen , Syphilis Tests , Herpes Testing , HPV Test , Trichomonas Testing All content on Lab Tests Online has ...

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    ... Gonorrhea Testing , Chlamydia Testing , Herpes Testing , HPV Test , Trichomonas Testing , CSF Analysis All content on Lab Tests ... testing ( polymerase chain reaction, PCR )--this test detects genetic material from the bacteria in the sample from ...

  20. Delimitação da aptidão agroclimática para videira sob irrigação no Nordeste Brasileiro Delimitation of Agro-climatic aptitude for vine crop under irrigation in the Northeast Brazil

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    Antônio H. de C. Teixeira

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    with average values of air temperature for a growing season to characterize the agro-climatic aptitude. For table grapes it was observed that the region has no thermal limitation, however higher both sugar contents and grape yield would be obtained in the areas with higher values of air temperature. In relation to wine grape, it was observed that there are some thermal limitations for the wine quality, depending on the pruning date, being higher the alcohol content and lower acidity, in wines elaborated under conditions with higher values of air temperature. In relation to table grapes, the best pruning dates are between June and September, being highlighted the west areas of Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraíba and almost all areas of Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí and Maranhão. Considering wine grapes, the best agro-climatic aptitude is for pruning dates from May to June, with highlights for the states of Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Alagoas and Sergipe, and a southeast area of Maranhão state.

  1. Efectos de aptitud combinatoria para vigor de plántula bajo estrés hídrico en maíz Combining ability effects for seedling vigor under drought stress in maize

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    M.E. Teruel

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available El vigor temprano es un componente esencial del desarrollo de los cultivos en la mayoría de las condiciones ambientales. Sin embargo, no existen suficientes reportes sobre el control genético del vigor de plántula en maíz. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estimar los efectos de aptitud combinatoria para variables relacionadas con el vigor en maíz bajo estrés hídrico. Se emplearon seis líneas endocriadas de maíz: tres de ellas con alto porcentaje de germinación y las restantes con bajo porcentaje germinación bajo estrés hídrico. Semillas de las 15 cruzas posibles se evaluaron en condiciones de estrés hídrico en germinación en solución de polientilenglicol 8000 a 1,4 MPa. Se recolectaron datos sobre porcentaje de germinación, longitud de coleoptilo, número de raíces secundarias, longitud de raíz principal y radio radical. La variación debida a las cruzas simples se particionó en efectos de aptitud combinatoria general (ACG y específica (ACE de acuerdo al método 4, modelo 1, de Griffing. Las líneas 31B y P004 presentaron los valores más altos de ACG. Los caracteres relacionados al vigor fueron controlados principalmente por efectos aditivos; los efectos no aditivos fueron importantes también, sobretodo para longitud de coleóptilo.Early vigor is an essential component of crop plant development under most environmental conditions. Nevertheless, little is known about the genetic control of characters in relation to seedling vigor in maize. The objective of this work was to estimate combining ability effects for characters in relation to seedling vigor in maize under water stress. Six maize inbred lines under drought stress, three with high germination percentage, and three with low germination percentage, were crossed to obtain 15 single crosses. Crosses were evaluated under controlled laboratory conditions in polyethylene glycol 8000 solution (1.4 MPa. Data of the following characters were recorded: germination percentage

  2. On the Application of Teaching Students in Acordance with Their Aptitude in Child Dance Teaching%因材施教在幼儿舞蹈教学中的运用

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    王婉青

    2012-01-01

      现今社会,家长注重学前教育,舞蹈已是学前教育的重要组成部分。作为一名舞蹈教师,一定要重视幼儿的舞蹈教育工作。本文就是着重写了幼儿舞蹈课的教学方法——因材施教。分别从三个方面入手:一是“因”,根据孩子的各方面因素来教育不同的孩子;二是“材”,每个孩子都有不同的资质,要因人而异;三是“施和教”,在幼儿舞蹈课堂中施加的是舞蹈教育。从这三点出发,详细地讲解了应该如何着手幼儿的舞蹈教育。%  In the contemporary society, parents pay more attention to preschool education, and dance has become an important part. As a dance teacher, one should lay stress on preschool dance education. This paper stresses on the teaching method of preschool dance, namely, teaching students in accordance with their aptitude. From three aspects, the writer talks about how to undertake preschool dance education.

  3. Gonorrhea Test

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    ... gonorrhoeae Culture; Neisseria gonorrhoeae Gram Stain; Neisseria gonorrhoeae DNA Probe Related tests: Chlamydia Testing , HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen , Syphilis Tests , Herpes Testing , HPV Test , Trichomonas Testing All content on Lab Tests Online has ...

  4. Comparación de tres pruebas para medir la capacidad de servicio en carneros adultos Comparison of differents pen serving capacity tests in adult rams

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    D. IBARRA

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available La necesidad de incrementar los porcentajes de parición, obliga a mejorar la fertilidad de los carneros. Para ello se debe realizar el examen de aptitud reproductiva previo al servicio que debería incluir la evaluación de la capacidad de servicio (CS a través de una prueba que sea práctica y confiable. El objetivo de este trabajo fue comparar diferentes pruebas de medición de la CS. En el experimento 1, realizado en diciembre con carneros adultos Corriedale, Merino y Milchschaff, con experiencia sexual previa, las pruebas de Kilgour, Laborde y Blockey midieron la CS de la misma forma (pParity rates need to be increased and one way to do this by improving the fertility of rams which in high percentages, are not apt for reproduction. For this, reproductive aptitude tests before service, which include serving capacity (SC evaluation through a practical and trustworthy pen test should be carried out. This study was carried out to compare different SC pen tests. In experiment 1, done in December, Kilgour, Laborde and Blockey's test measured similar SC (p < 0.05. Nevertheless, in experiment 2 done in February, Laborde and Blockey's tests evaluated SC differently (p 0.05. Differences may be explained as a consequence of reproductive seasonality in rams. In both experiments, the tests estimated SC similarly whether they were done at 20 or 40minutes (p < 0.05. This allows to shorten the evaluation time for tests. This is supported in both experiments by the high correlation between reaction time to first service and total number of services (r = -0.59 y r = -0.56; p < 0.01. These results allow to think that Laborde's test may be a valid alternative of pen test of SC in adult rams in December as a complement to the classical reproductive fitness test

  5. An Investigation into the Washback Effect of Japanese Aptitude Test on College' Students Japanese Learning%日语能力测试对学生学习反拨作用的调查

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    语言测试,尤其是起重要作用的语言测试,会对被试者产生巨大的反拔作用.本文以Bachman和Palmer的反拔作用理论为框架,以问卷调查和访谈的形式,深入了解日语能力等级考试对日语专业学生学习情况的影响.

  6. EFECTO DE LA APLICACIÓN DE UNA MULTIMEDIA EN LA ADQUISICIÓN DE DESTREZAS PARA LA EVALUACIÓN DE COMPONENTES DE LA APTITUD FÍSICA RELACIONADOS A LA SALUD, EN ESTUDIANTES DE EDUCACIÓN FÍSICA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL

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    Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Vargas; Gerardo Alonso Vargas Araya; Irina Anchía Umaña

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    El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el efecto de la aplicación de una multimedia en la adquisición de destrezas necesarias en la evaluación de componentes de la aptitud física relacionados a la salud. Metodología: sujetos: estudiantes universitarios de educación física (n=29), matriculados en el curso de Evaluación de Cualidades Físicas. Instrumentos: multimedia de batería de pruebas de evaluación física relacionadas a la salud (pliegues subcutáneos, capacidad cardiorrespiratoria, flex...

  7. Calidad y aptitud de uso agrícola y doméstico del agua del acuífero del río Sinaloa, porción costera Quality and suitability of the agricultural and domestic water use of the Sinaloa river aquifer, coastal zone

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    Héctor José Peinado-Guevara; Carlos René Green-Ruiz; Jaime Herrera-Barrientos; Óscar Arnoldo Escolero-Fuentes; Omar Delgado-Rodríguez; Salvador Isidro Belmonte-Jiménez; María de los Ángeles Ladrón de Guevara

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    El valle de Guasave, Sinaloa, es eminentemente agrícola y cuenta con comunidades rurales que se abastecen de agua para su uso doméstico mediante pozos ubicados en sus predios. La actividad económica y social de dicho valle demanda agua para ambas actividades, por lo que su extracción se ha desplazado hacia la zona costera, siendo importante conocer los mecanismos naturales que controlan la composición química del agua, su calidad, su variación temporal atendiendo a la aptitud de uso agrícola ...

  8. Elaboration d' une methode quantitative et globale d' evaluation de l' aptitude des terres a l' agriculture: application a la Region wallonne (Belgique

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    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Setting up a quantitative method for a global evaluation of farmland: application to the Walloon Region (Belgium. To counteract the wasteful use of good quality farmlands by other land uses, we have developed a quantitative method for land evaluation. By splitting up soil map symbols, we have drawn up suitabilility maps for cultivation and for grazing. Farming factors, such as slope, closeness to the farmhouses and size of the farmland blocks, were integrated in the soil suitability map with the help of a geographic information system. The multiplication of the weighted coefficients linked to these factors lead to a global farmland evaluation map. This method has been tested in 10 districts of the Walloon Region. Results seem to be close to farmers practices. The validation problems of this map and the benefits of a factorial and quantitative method are also discussed in this paper.

  9. Factors affecting initial training success of blood glucose testing in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

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    the entire procedure in one session, without any prior specific training for the target behavior. Factors that affected this initial successful BG testing included sex, personality (chimpanzees rated higher on the factor "openness" were more likely to participate with BG testing), and past training...... participation of 123 chimpanzees in BG sampling and investigated factors that may contribute to individual success. All subjects participate in regular PRT sessions as part of a comprehensive behavioral management program. Basic steps involved in obtaining BG values include: voluntarily presenting a finger...... important implications for captive management and training program success, underlining individual differences in training aptitude and the need for developing individual management plans in order to provide optimal care and treatment for diabetic chimpanzees in captivity....

  10. Susceptibility Testing

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    ... page helpful? Also known as: Sensitivity Testing; Drug Resistance Testing; Culture and Sensitivity; C & S; Antimicrobial Susceptibility Formal name: Bacterial and Fungal Susceptibility Testing Related tests: Urine Culture ; ...

  11. Test plan :

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    This test plan is a document that provides a systematic approach to the planned testing of rooftop structures to determine their actual load carrying capacity. This document identifies typical tests to be performed, the responsible parties for testing, the general feature of the tests, the testing approach, test deliverables, testing schedule, monitoring requirements, and environmental and safety compliance.

  12. Prenatal Tests

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    ... Close X Home > Pregnancy > Prenatal care > Prenatal tests Prenatal tests E-mail to a friend Please fill ... even if you’re feeling fine. What are prenatal tests? Prenatal tests are medical tests you get ...

  13. Pinworm test

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    Oxyuriasis test; Enterobiasis test; Tape test ... diagnose this infection is to do a tape test. The best time to do this is in ... to determine if there are eggs. The tape test may need to be done on 3 separate ...

  14. Testing? Testing? In Literature?

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    The assumptions behind secondary school literature course tests--whether asking students to recall aspects of literary works, to relate literary works to each other, or to analyze unfamiliar literary works--are open to question. They fail to acknowledge some of the most important aspects of literature which, if properly taught, should provide a…

  15. Test Under Test

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    China’s national college entrance examination, regarded as a make-or-break test by many students, leaves much to be desired “We’ve bribed the exam supervisors, paying each one 20,000 yuan. They will make everything go smooth during the exams,” Li Feng, a teacher from No.2 High School in

  16. Space Architecture: The Role, Work and Aptitude

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    Griffin, Brand

    2014-01-01

    Space architecture has been an emerging discipline for at least 40 years. Has it arrived? Is space architecture a legitimate vocation or an avocation? If it leads to a job, what do employers want? In 2002, NASA Headquarters created a management position for a space architect whose job was to "lead the development of strategic architectures and identify high level requirements for systems that will accomplish the Nation's space exploration vision." This is a good job description with responsibility at the right level in NASA, but unfortunately, the office was discontinued two years later. Even though there is no accredited academic program or professional licensing for space architecture, there is a community of practitioners. They are civil servants, contractors and academicians supporting International Space Station and space exploration programs. In various ways, space architects currently contribute to human spaceflight, but there is a way for the discipline to be more effective in developing solutions to large scale complex problems. This paper organizes contributions from engineers, architects and psychologists into recommendations on the role of space architects in the organization, the process of creating and selecting options, and intrinsic personality traits including why they must have a high tolerance for ambiguity.

  17. Problems concerning ovine milk clotting aptitude

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    M. Martini

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A comparative study of the lactodynamographic parameters was carried out on ovine milk. Besides evaluating the repeatability and reproducibility of the analytical method, the influence of some variables such as the genetic type (three breeds, the kind of milk (whole or skimmed, and its concentration after reconstitution (12g or 20g /100 ml was evaluated. The working plan involved 6 laboratories for the final statistic analyses, by the use of freeze-dried milk samples (adequately reconstituted on the basis of established methods from Sardinia, Comisana, and Massese ewes. All the considered variability factors showed a highly significant effect (P<0.001 on the lactodynamographic parameters considered. In particular, Massese ewe milk showed the shortest curd speed (k20 and the best coagulum strength (a30 and a45, although clotting time (CT was the highest one. The same trend was registered for skimmed milk and for the most concentrated one (20g. Repeatability values within laboratories were 96% and 97% for CT and k20, lowering for a30 e a45, (respectively 87% and 85%. Much lower coefficients were found for the among laboratories reproducibility, ranging from a maximum of 58% for CT to a minimum of 18% for k20. The wide variability observed indicates that lactodynamographic parameters are comparable only within the same lab. Further investigation is needed to compare different labs in order to obtain more homogeneous results.

  18. Evaluation of ovine milk clotting aptitude

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    A. Caroli

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available A comparative study of the lactodynamographic parameters was carried out on ovine milk. Besides evaluating the repeatability and reproducibility of the analytical method, the influence of some variables such as the genetic type (three breeds, the kind of milk (whole or skimmed, and its concentration after reconstitution (12g or 20g /100 ml was evaluated. The working plan involved 6 laboratories for the final statistic analyses, by the use of freeze-dried milk samples (adequately reconstituted on the basis of established methods from Sardinia, Comisana, and Massese ewes. All the considered variability factors showed a highly significant effect (P<0.001 on the lactodynamographic parameters considered. In particular, Massese ewe milk showed the shortest curd speed (k20 and the best coagulum strength (a30 and a45, although clotting time (CT was the highest one. The same trend was registered for skimmed milk and for the most concentrated one (20g. Repeatability values within laboratories were 96% and 97% for CT and k20, lowering for a30 e a45, (respectively 87% and 85%. Much lower coefficients were found for the among laboratories reproducibility, ranging from a maximum of 58% for CT to a minimum of 18% for k20. The wide variability observed indicates that lactodynamographic parameters are comparable only within the same lab. Further investigation is needed to compare different labs in order to obtain more homogeneous results.

  19. Psychosocial Correlates of Software Designers' Professional Aptitude

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    Walery Suslow; Jacek Kowalczyk; Michal Statkiewicz; Marta Boinska; Janina Nowak

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents quantitative results of the first phase of empirical research carried out within the framework of the interdisciplinary project InfoPsycho that was initiated in 2013 at the Koszalin University of Technology and the University of Gdansk. The aim of the study was to identify the personality traits that characterize successful applicants for university studies in the field of software development. Synthetic indicators of quality and performance of their design tasks and exerc...

  20. Psychosocial Correlates of Software Designers' Professional Aptitude

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    Walery Suslow

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents quantitative results of the first phase of empirical research carried out within the framework of the interdisciplinary project InfoPsycho that was initiated in 2013 at the Koszalin University of Technology and the University of Gdansk. The aim of the study was to identify the personality traits that characterize successful applicants for university studies in the field of software development. Synthetic indicators of quality and performance of their design tasks and exercises were selected as the criteria for candidates’ professional skills. To measure personality traits, the NEO-FFI questionnaire was used, based on the five-factor model by Costa and McCrae. Preliminary results show that expected young designers (N=140 score high on neuroticism and introversion as compared with those designers whose design documentation is of poor quality. They also show a high degree of conscientiousness, which can be seen when their performance of exercises and programming tasks is being evaluated.

  1. Problemas para la elaboración y tipificación de tests en distintos ambientes culturales

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    Full Text Available This paper points out the difficulties of translating and standardizing several tests of verbal and general ability, specific aptitudes and personality inventories. The problems are mainly Iinguistic. They indude difficulties in correct translation and varying frequency of use in the different languages. A number of examples are given of responses to items by normals and psychiatric patients in Argentina. Because of the many problems involved, the suggestion is made that serious considerations be given to the construction of a new type of instrument. References are made to the work of Dunker, Bloom, Píaget and Rimoldi ho emphasize the study of processes rather than produces. The methodology presented by Rimoldi appears to be more devoid of cultural biases and should have greater usefulness in cross cultural studies.

  2. Coombs test

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    Direct antiglobulin test; Indirect antiglobulin test ... No special preparation is necessary for this test. ... There are two types of the Coombs test: Direct Indirect The ... that are stuck to the surface of red blood cells. Many diseases ...

  3. Coombs test

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    Direct antiglobulin test; Indirect antiglobulin test; Anemia - hemolytic ... No special preparation is necessary for this test. ... There are 2 types of the Coombs test: Direct Indirect The direct ... that are stuck to the surface of red blood cells. Many diseases ...

  4. Ham test

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    Acid hemolysin test; Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria - Ham test; PNH - Ham test ... BJ. In: Chernecky CC, Berger BJ, eds. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures . 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier ...

  5. Test Anxiety

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    ... Can I Help a Friend Who Cuts? Test Anxiety KidsHealth > For Teens > Test Anxiety Print A A ... with their concentration or performance. What Is Test Anxiety? Test anxiety is actually a type of performance ...

  6. El emprendimiento y el bien común: ¿competencias complementarias o excluyentes? O empreendimento e o bem comum: competências excludentes ou complementarias? Entrepreneurship and the common good: complementary or exclusive aptitudes?

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    Juan David Enciso-Congote

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo propone un análisis comparativo entre los requerimientos de la formación de competencias para el emprendimiento y para el desempeño laboral, de acuerdo con el escenario que sirve de contexto a cada una de ellas. En el caso del desempeño laboral, se toma como punto de referencia la estructura burocrática descrita por Max Weber. En cuanto al emprendimiento, las raíces son antropológicas, la naturaleza humana, independientemente de cualquier referente cultural o histórico. Estas consideraciones proporcionan un marco de referencia para reflexionar sobre las dificultades conceptuales y pedagógicas que obstaculizan la construcción de una visión más inclusiva de lo público y del compromiso que debe tener un profesional con la búsqueda del bien común y, por tanto, de la responsabilidad que recae en la formación universitaria para procurar este cometido.Este trabalho propõe uma análise comparativa entre os requisitos para a formação de competências para o empreendimento e o desempenho no trabalho, segundo o cenário que fornece o contexto para cada um deles. No caso do desempenho de trabalho, toma-se como ponto de referência a estrutura burocrática descrita por Max Weber. Respeito ao empreendimento, as raízes são antropológicas -da natureza humana-, independentemente de qualquer referência cultural ou histórica. Estas considerações fornecem um quadro para refletir sobre os desafios conceituais e pedagógicos que dificultam a construção de uma visão mais abrangente do bem público, do compromisso dos profissionais em procura do bem comum e, portanto, da responsabilidade que se encontra no ensino universitário para garantir esse papel.This study proposes a comparative analysis between the requirements involved in building aptitudes for entrepreneurship and those for job performance, according to the scenarios that serve as the context for each of them. In the case of job performance, the bureaucratic structure

  7. Avaliação da aptidão cardiopulmonar em indivíduos com hemiparesia após acidente vascular encefálico Evaluación de la aptitud cardiopulmonar en individuos con hemiparesia tras accidente vascular encefálico Evaluation of cardiopulmonary fitness in individuals with hemiparesis after cerebrovascular accident

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    Angélica Cristiane Ovando

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Devido à hemiparesia, a avaliação da aptidão cardiorrespiratória de indivíduos após acidente vascular encefálico (AVE, por meio de testes ergométricos com protocolos convencionais, tem se tornado um desafio. OBJETIVO: Realizar teste cardiopulmonar (TCP em hemiparéticos para uma avaliação pré-participação visando uma criteriosa prescrição de exercício aeróbico. MÉTODOS: Participaram do estudo 8 indivíduos com hemiparesia crônica, que foram submetidos a TCP realizado com protocolo individualizado em rampa, desenvolvido a partir da informação da velocidade de marcha dos indivíduos previamente avaliados em teste de pista. Foi considerada a proposta de inclinação variando entre 0 e 10,0%, velocidade inicial correspondente a 70,0% do ritmo de caminhada confortável e velocidade máxima 40,0% superior à velocidade máxima no teste de pista, na expectativa de que o TCP, com este incremento gradativo e constante da intensidade, durasse entre 6 e 8 minutos. RESULTADOS: Em 100,0% dos avaliados, o motivo para a interrupção do teste foi fadiga periférica. O VO2 de pico alcançado foi de 20,6 ± 5,7 ml/kg.min. O Limiar I foi identificado em todos os exames, situando-se em 82,64 ± 4,78% da FC de pico e 73,31 ± 4,97% do VO2 de pico. O quociente respiratório (R do grupo foi de 0,96 ± 0,09, e três dos 8 indivíduos (37,5% atingiram R superior a 1,00, sendo o Limiar II identificado nestes sujeitos. Foram encontradas relações positivas entre variáveis do TCP e escores de equilíbrio, desempenho no teste de caminhada de 6 minutos e velocidade de marcha no solo. CONCLUSÃO: O teste mostrou ser útil para prescrição de atividade física nesses indivíduos.FUNDAMENTO: Debido a la hemiparesia, la evaluación de la aptitud cardiorrespiratoria de individuos después de accidente vascular encefálico (AVE, por medio de pruebas ergométricas con protocolos convencionales, se ha vuelto en un reto. OBJETIVO: Llevar a cabo

  8. Construction, validation and DIF determination of a test on problem solving for pre-service mathematics teachers

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    Von Anthony Gayas Torio

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The field of Mathematics requires a lot of critical thinking and problem solving. These skills are honed as early as the basic education years of the students. Teacher training institutions should make it a necessity that they are able to cater to pre-service teachers who will be able to meet the demands of mathematics education. This paper aimed to construct, validate and determine the Differential Item Functioning (DIF of a problem solving test for pre-service mathematics teachers. This test will later be used as a basis for designing interventions to improve the mathematical aptitude of pre-service teachers. Two universities were chosen with 100 third year students taking Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education major in Mathematics. The tests were constructed and validated by experts before administration to the participants. The participants took the examination and the test was improved based on the results of the item analysis. Differential Item Functioning was also tested using the Standardization Method. The study led to the development of a 60-item validated test on problem solving. After subjecting to DIF analysis, it was found that the two groups tested performed with no significant difference between individuals of similar abilities. The test yielded norm values per sub-skill of the test which will help gauge pre-service mathematics teachers’ problem-solving skills.

  9. Aptitude au contournement d’un gène majeur de résistance quantitative à Melampsora larici-populina : dispositif de criblage rapide, constitution de collections de souches et fréquence du phénomène

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    Dowkiw, Arnaud; Frey, Pascal; Diévart, Virginie; Andrieux, Axelle; Xhaard, Constance; Guérin, Vanina; Poursat, Patrick; TISSOT, Jocelyn; Viguier, Brigitte; Bastien, Catherine

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    Rien n’est actuellement connu des gènes de la rouille foliaire à Melampsora larici-populina qui interagissent avec les gènes de résistance de son hôte. Ce projet a permis de mettre en oeuvre et d’évaluer un dispositif de criblage « rapide » visant à identifier des souches pathogènes aptes au contournement de Rus, gène de résistance modèle en cours de clonage. Ce projet a également permis de quantifier la fréquence de l’aptitude au contournement (50% en moyenne) dans des population...

  10. Laboratory Tests

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    Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A technician or your doctor ... compare your results to results from previous tests. Laboratory tests are often part of a routine checkup ...

  11. IQ testing

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    IQ (intelligence quotient) testing is a series of exams used to determine your general intelligence in relation ... Many IQ tests are used today. Whether they measure actual intelligence or simply certain abilities is controversial. IQ tests ...

  12. Laboratory Tests

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    ... Medical Devices Radiation-Emitting Products Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & ... or conditions. What are lab tests? Laboratory tests are medical procedures that involve testing samples of blood, urine, or other tissues or ...

  13. Randomization tests

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    Edgington, Eugene

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    Statistical Tests That Do Not Require Random Sampling Randomization Tests Numerical Examples Randomization Tests and Nonrandom Samples The Prevalence of Nonrandom Samples in Experiments The Irrelevance of Random Samples for the Typical Experiment Generalizing from Nonrandom Samples Intelligibility Respect for the Validity of Randomization Tests Versatility Practicality Precursors of Randomization Tests Other Applications of Permutation Tests Questions and Exercises Notes References Randomized Experiments Unique Benefits of Experiments Experimentation without Mani

  14. Tensile testing

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    A complete guide to the uniaxial tensile test, the cornerstone test for determining the mechanical properties of materials: Learn ways to predict material behavior through tensile testing. Learn how to test metals, alloys, composites, ceramics, and plastics to determine strength, ductility and elastic/plastic deformation. A must for laboratory managers, technicians, materials and design engineers, and students involved with uniaxial tensile testing. Tensile Testing , Second Edition begins with an introduction and overview of the test, with clear explanations of how materials properties are determined from test results. Subsequent sections illustrate how knowledge gained through tensile tests, such as tension properties to predict the behavior (including strength, ductility, elastic or plastic deformation, tensile and yield strengths) have resulted in improvements in materals applications. The Second Edition is completely revised and updated. It includes expanded coverage throughout the volume on a variety of ...

  15. Objective Tests versus Subjective tests

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    2007-01-01

    objective test has only one correct answer, while subjective test has a range of possible answers. Because of this feature, reliability will not be difficult to achieve in the marking of the objective item, while the marking of the subjective items is reliable. On the whole, a good test must contain both subjective and objective test items.

  16. Nationale test

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    Professor Sven Erik Nordenbo og centerleder Niels Egelund, begge DPU, i samtale om nationale test.......Professor Sven Erik Nordenbo og centerleder Niels Egelund, begge DPU, i samtale om nationale test....

  17. Predictive Testing

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    ... is used to check for mutations linked to Huntington’s Disease. Predispositional Testing: Positive tests results show that you ... results. Twitter YouTube RSS Genetics and Health How Genes Work Genes, Lifestyle, & Environment Collecting Family Health History ...

  18. Ferritin Test

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    ... page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: Serum Ferritin Formal name: Ferritin, serum Related tests: Complete Blood Count , Hemoglobin , Hematocrit , Serum Iron , TIBC, UIBC and Transferrin , Iron Tests , Zinc Protoporphyrin , ...

  19. Glucose Tests

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    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Glucose Tests Share this page: Was this page helpful? ... the meaning of other test results. Fasting Blood Glucose Glucose Level Indication From 70 to 99 mg/ ...

  20. TSH test

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    ... different samples. Talk to your provider about the meaning of your specific test results. If you are ... iodine in the body (due to receiving iodine contrast used during imaging tests, such as CT scan) ...

  1. Nationale Test

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    Hvad er egentlig formålet med de nationale test? Bliver eleverne klogere af at blive testet? Og er der en sammenhæng mellem bandekrig og nationale test? Fysisk medie: dpu.dk/tv......Hvad er egentlig formålet med de nationale test? Bliver eleverne klogere af at blive testet? Og er der en sammenhæng mellem bandekrig og nationale test? Fysisk medie: dpu.dk/tv...

  2. HIV Testing

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    ... Abroad Treatment Basic Statistics Get Tested Find an HIV testing site near you. Enter ZIP code or city Follow HIV/AIDS CDC HIV CDC HIV/AIDS See RSS | ... All Collapse All Should I get tested for HIV? CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of ...

  3. Schilling test

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    Vitamin B12 absorption test ... This test may be done in four different stages to find the cause of a low vitamin B12 level. ... can absorb vitamin B12. Stage II of the test can tell whether a low vitamin B12 level ...

  4. Estudio geocientífico aplicado a la evaluación de la aptitud para la urbanización en la cuenca carbonífera de Río Turbio, Santa Cruz Geoscientific study applied to the evaluation of urbanisation suitability at the carboniferous basin of Río Turbio, Santa Cruz

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    Fernando Pereyra

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio geocientífico para la evaluación de la aptitud para la urbanización en la cuenca carbonífera de Río Turbio. Este estudio incluyó la caracterización de los recursos naturales: suelos, agua y paisaje y la evaluación de áreas de riesgo natural y antrópico, la pérdida de espacios verdes y tierras agrícolas. La zona implicada se encuentra localizada en el extremo SO de la provincia de Santa Cruz. Conforma la llamada cuenca carbonífera del Río Turbio. Las localidades de Río Turbio y 28 de Noviembre exhiben el mayor número poblacional. Estas poblaciones se desarrollaron a partir de la actividad minera y ganadera. En función de las características geológicas, geomorfológicas, bióticas, geotécnicas, hidrológicas y edafológicas, se han diferenciado 7 unidades de paisaje. A partir de la información generada previamente y como insumo básico para la producción del plan de desarrollo urbano, se ha realizado un mapa de aptitud para la urbanización del área. Las unidades de paisaje con mejores posibilidades para la expansión urbana son dos: Morenas con estepa herbácea y planicies glacifluviales con estepa mixta. La unidad paisaje erosivo glaciar con bosque y la unidad terrazas fluviales son aceptables para la urbanización, mientras que las unidades: Cañadones y pendientes aluvio-coluviales, serranías poligenéticas terciarias y mallines y bajos, son inapropiadas para la urbanización, por diferentes motivos.A geoscientific study was accomplished to evaluate suitability for urban developments the in carboniferous basin of the Turbio River. This research included the characterization of natural resources: soil, water and landscape; the evaluation of natural and anthropic hazardous areas and the loss of farming and green lands. The implied area is located in the SW end of the Province of Santa Cruz. It is part of the carboniferous basin of the River Turbio. The towns of Rio Turbio and 28 de Noviembre hold

  5. Comparison of efficiency and reproductive aptitude indexes between a reference and field strains of the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus, in Sinaloa, Mexico Comparação dos índices de eficiência e aptidão reprodutiva entre uma cepa de referência e outra de campo do carrapato do gado, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus microplus, em Sinaloa, México

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    Soila Gaxiola-Camacho

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this work was to study the reproductive behavior of two strains of R. (B. microplus, one wild-caught (Native and one reference strain (Media Joya for two years, measuring the reproductive efficiency index (REI and reproductive aptitude index (RAI. Engorged ticks from each strain were collected monthly from February 2002 to February 2004. These were weighed and kept in the laboratory until egg-laying. Oogenic masses were individually weighed and incubated until larvae emergence. REI and RAI were calculated from each sample, grouping ticks by weight in 100 mg range classes. An analysis of variance and Duncan's multiple rank tests were carried out on the data (P O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a conduta reprodutiva de duas cepas de R. (B. microplus, uma coletada no campo (Nativa e outra de referência (Média Jóia, por dois anos, calculando o índice de eficiência reprodutiva (REI e o índice de aptidão reprodutiva (RAI. Foram coletados mensalmente carrapatos fêmeas engurgitadas de cada cepa no período de Fevereiro de 2002 a Fevereiro de 2004. Estas foram pesadas e conservadas no laboratório até ovipositar. As massas de ovos foram pesadas individualmente e incubadas até a eclosão das larvas. O REI e o RAI foram calculados para cada coleta, agrupando os carrapatos em classe de peso de 100 mg. Os dados foram submetidos a uma análise de variância e prova de classe múltipla de Duncan (P < 0,05. Foram calculados os coeficientes de correlação de Pearson (P < 0,01 para estimar a associação entre o peso dos carrapatos engurgitados e o peso e número de ovos postos e eclosionados. A cepa Nativa mostrou um peso ao engurgitamento mais alto do que a cepa Média Jóia. Os valores de REI e de RAI em ambas cepas foram similares em todos as classes de peso, mostrando tendência cuadrática na Média Jóia e linear-cuadrática na cepa Nativa (P < 0,05. Ambos os índices por classe de peso no engurgitamento foram sempre mais

  6. Trace test

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    Leykin, Anton; Sottile, Frank

    2016-01-01

    We give a brief derivation of the trace test to verify completeness of a partial witness set of an irreducible variety in affine or projective space. We then consider the trace test for subvarieties of products of projective spaces working with multihomogeneous witness sets. We show how a dimension reduction based on Bertini's Theorem leads to a practical trace test in this case involving a curve in a small-dimensional affine space.

  7. Software testing

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    Price-Whelan, Adrian M.

    2016-01-01

    Now more than ever, scientific results are dependent on sophisticated software and analysis. Why should we trust code written by others? How do you ensure your own code produces sensible results? How do you make sure it continues to do so as you update, modify, and add functionality? Software testing is an integral part of code validation and writing tests should be a requirement for any software project. I will talk about Python-based tools that make managing and running tests much easier and explore some statistics for projects hosted on GitHub that contain tests.

  8. Ultrasonic testing

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    Song, Sung Jin [Sungkwunkwan Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Jeong, Hyun Jo [Wonkwang Univ., Iksan (Korea, Republic of)

    2004-02-15

    For the proper performance of ultrasonic testing of steel welded joints, and anisotropic material it is necessary to have sound understanding on the underlying physics. To provide such an understanding, it is beneficial to have simulation tools for ultrasonic testing. In order to address such a need, we develop effective approaches to simulate angle beam ultrasonic testing with a personal computer. The simulation is performed using ultrasonic measurement models based on the computationally efficient multi-Gaussian beams. This reach will describe the developed ultrasonic testing models together with the experimental verification of their accuracy.

  9. Nationale test

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    Bundsgaard, Jeppe; Puck, Morten Rasmus

    Nationale test skubber undervisning i en forkert retning. Det er lærerne og skolelederne enige om. Men særligt skolelederne ser også muligheder for at bruge testen til at få viden om elevernes faglige kompetencer og om undervisningen. Det kommer til udtryk i rapporten Nationale test: Danske lærere...

  10. TORCH Test

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    ... Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies , Chickenpox and Shingles Tests , Parvovirus B19 All content on Lab Tests Online has been ... enterovirus, Epstein-Barr virus , varicella-zoster virus , and parvovirus B19 . ^ Back to top When is it ordered? The ...

  11. Malnutrition Tests

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    ... indicate possible nutritional deficits, patients may be provided nutritional support prior to a surgery or procedure and be monitored regularly during recovery. Laboratory tests may include: For general screening and ... protein For nutritional status and deficiencies: Iron tests such as serum ...

  12. Prediction of motor imagery based brain computer interface performance using a reaction time test.

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    Darvishi, Sam; Abbott, Derek; Baumert, Mathias

    2015-08-01

    Brain computer interfaces (BCIs) enable human brains to interact directly with machines. Motor imagery based BCI (MI-BCI) encodes the motor intentions of human agents and provides feedback accordingly. However, 15-30% of people are not able to perform vivid motor imagery. To save time and monetary resources, a number of predictors have been proposed to screen for users with low BCI aptitude. While the proposed predictors provide some level of correlation with MI-BCI performance, simple, objective and accurate predictors are currently not available. Thus, in this study we have examined the utility of a simple reaction time (SRT) test for predicting MI-BCI performance. We enrolled 10 subjects and measured their motor imagery performance with either visual or proprioceptive feedback. Their reaction time was also measured using a SRT test. The results show a significant negative correlation (r ≈ -0.67) between SRT and MI-BCI performance. Therefore SRT may be used as a simple and reliable predictor of MI-BCI performance. PMID:26736893

  13. Penetration testing

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    Zemaníková, Martina

    2010-01-01

    This work focuses on the practical demonstration of design penetration testing. Testing is carried out based on the order of a particular entity/subject which is at their request anonymous. The work is divided into two parts, theoretical and practical. We will be made in first part familiarize with the process and techniques of testing, as is now used in ethical hacking, then we can find in the end appropriate recommendations 6 how to prevent and fight against it in order to protect the...

  14. Oedometer Tests

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    Thorsen, Grete

    1996-01-01

    The paper describes the results of oedometer tests carried out with samples from Eemian fresh-water deposits and the methods used to determine the preconsolidation pressure from the test results. The influence of creep in the material on the apparent preconsolidation pressure is estimated from a...... model set up by Moust Jacobsen in 1992. The test results do not show any significant difference in the determined values of the overconsolidation ratio (OCR) for the samples from Hollerup and Solsø, east and west of the main stationary line for the last ice sheet in Weichselian, respectively. The...

  15. Albumin Test

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    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Albumin Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: ALB Formal name: Albumin, serum Related tests: Liver Panel , Comprehensive Metabolic Panel , ...

  16. Knowledge Test

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    Sørensen, Ole Henning

    1998-01-01

    The knowledge test is about competing temporal and spatial expressions of the politics of technological development and national prosperity in contemporary society. The discussion is based on literature of national systems of innovation and industrial networks of various sorts. Similarities...

  17. RPR test

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    ... infections and is routinely used to screen pregnant women for the disease. Several states also require that couples be screened for syphilis before getting a marriage license. The test is also used to see ...

  18. PTT Test

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    ... when the person has a clinical history of bleeding, such as frequent or excessive nose bleeds and easy bruising, which may indicate the presence of a bleeding disorder ^ Back to top What does the test ...

  19. Fungal Tests

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    ... or Calcofluor white stain): in general, if fungal elements are seen, then a fungus is the likely the cause of symptoms. These tests, however, do not identify the fungus. Culture: care must be taken when interpreting culture results. ...

  20. Sodium Test

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    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Sodium Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: Na Formal name: Sodium Related tests: Chloride , Bicarbonate , Potassium , Electrolytes , Osmolality , Basic ...

  1. Bilirubin Test

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    ... Bilirubin; Indirect Bilirubin; Unconjugated Bilirubin Formal name: Bilirubin - blood Related tests: Liver Panel ; GGT ; ALP ; AST ; ALT ; Hepatitis A ; Hepatitis B ; Hepatitis C ; Complete Blood Count ; Urinalysis ; Direct Antiglobulin ...

  2. Insulin Test

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    ... especially as a result of taking non-human (animal or synthetic) insulin, these can interfere with insulin testing. In this case, a C-peptide may be performed as an alternative way to evaluate insulin production. Note also that ...

  3. Tested Demonstrations.

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    Gilbert, George L.

    1990-01-01

    Included are three demonstrations that include the phase change of ice when under pressure, viscoelasticity and colloid systems, and flame tests for metal ions. The materials, procedures, probable results, and applications to real life situations are included. (KR)

  4. Lipase Test

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    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Lipase Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: LPS Formal name: Lipase Related tests: Amylase , Trypsin , Trypsinogen At a Glance ...

  5. Pap test

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    ... cells - Pap; AGUS - Pap; Atypical squamous cells - Pap; HPV - Pap; Human papilloma virus - Pap cervix - Pap; Colposcopy - Pap ... test to check for the presence of the HPV virus types most likely to cause cancer Cervix cryosurgery- ...

  6. Trypsinogen test

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    ... is broken) Considerations Other tests used to detect pancreas diseases may include: Serum amylase Serum lipase Alternative Names ... Related MedlinePlus Health Topics Cystic Fibrosis Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic Diseases Browse the Encyclopedia A.D.A.M., Inc. ...

  7. Amylase Test

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    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Amylase Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: Amy Formal name: Amylase Related tests: Lipase , Trypsin , Trypsinogen At a Glance ...

  8. Mono Test

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    ... white blood cells and reactive lymphocytes on a blood smear in the presence of symptoms associated with mono indicates a likely diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis. A negative mono test requires ...

  9. Lipase test

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    ... the bowel (bowel obstruction) Celiac disease Duodenal ulcer Cancer of the pancreas Infection or swelling of the pancreas This test may also be done for familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency . Risks ... Update Date 2/4/2015 Updated ...

  10. HPV Test

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    ... type of HPV infection may benefit from the protection against other types included in the vaccine. ^ Back ... infection. These include having many children, long-term oral contraceptive ... having multiple sex partners, infrequent Pap tests , smoking, a history of ...

  11. Apport de la simulation dans l'évaluation des aptitudes à la conduite : l'exemple des personnes cérébrolésées

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    Prévost, Céline

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    The question of the driving skills assessment is an important issue, both in terms of security for all road users and in terms of life quality for people whose skills are decreasing and have their autonomy threatened, as brain-injured people. Usually, this assessment is performed by a neuropsychological tests battery and an on-road test. Nevertheless, these toolspresent many limitations. To overcome these limitations, more and more practitioners and researchers are looking around simulation t...

  12. A Comparative Study of Law School Admission Test and Juris Master Test%美国法学院入学考试(LSAT)与我国法律硕士联考之比较研究

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    戴一飞

    2015-01-01

    Sharing the same filtering function, LSAT and its corresponding Chinese version JMT are capable of being studied comparatively. Historically, LSAT was the by-product of Measure Movement and motivated by law school recruitment departments, while JMT was affiliated to new-born JM system and took place at the same time JM was founded. As for the content of both assessments, LSAT is essentially an aptitude test and JMT is an achievement examination. LSAT is future-oriented by predicting test takers’ability and aptitude of learning and practicing law, while JMT is a backforward test which indicates law competence achieved previously by testees. Those mentioned features of LSAT in the present paper could inspire the future reform of JMT.%基于美国LSAT与我国法律硕士联考所具功能的一致性,本文对二者展开比较研究。从历史角度看,LSAT是标准化考试进程与法学院招生需求扩张的产物,法硕联考则附属于法硕制度的产生;考核内容方面,LSAT注重对于学能的评定,测试内容与学科专业知识无关,法硕联考则以法律专业知识的掌握情况为检验标准;评价取向方面,LSAT旨在预测申请者学习法律或是从事法律职业的潜质,具有前瞻性,法硕联考是对具体法律专业知识识记、理解、应用能力的总结,具有检测性。LSAT的评价理念对于我国法硕联考改革有一定的借鉴意义。

  13. Adaptive test

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    Kjeldsen, Lars Peter; Eriksen, Mette Rose

    2010-01-01

    Artikelen er en evaluering af de adaptive tests, som blev indført i folkeskolen. Artiklen sætter særligt fokus på evaluering i folkeskolen, herunder bidrager den med vejledning til evaluering, evalueringsværktøjer og fagspecifkt evalueringsmateriale.......Artikelen er en evaluering af de adaptive tests, som blev indført i folkeskolen. Artiklen sætter særligt fokus på evaluering i folkeskolen, herunder bidrager den med vejledning til evaluering, evalueringsværktøjer og fagspecifkt evalueringsmateriale....

  14. DHEAS Test

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    ... be ordered, along with other hormone tests, whenever excess (or, more rarely, deficient) androgen production is suspected and/or when a health ... level, in addition to other normal male hormone ( androgen ) levels, likely ... may indicate that excess DHEAS production is causing or contributing to the ...

  15. Rotational testing.

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    Furman, J M

    2016-01-01

    The natural stimulus for the semicircular canals is rotation of the head, which also might stimulate the otolith organs. Vestibular stimulation usually induces eye movements via the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). The orientation of the subject with respect to the axis of rotation and the orientation of the axis of rotation with respect to gravity together determine which labyrinthine receptors are stimulated for particular motion trajectories. Rotational testing usually includes the measurement of eye movements via a video system but might use a subject's perception of motion. The most common types of rotational testing are whole-body computer-controlled sinusoidal or trapezoidal stimuli during earth-vertical axis rotation (EVAR), which stimulates primarily the horizontal semicircular canals bilaterally. Recently, manual impulsive rotations, known as head impulse testing (HIT), have been developed to assess individual horizontal semicircular canals. Most types of rotational stimuli are not used routinely in the clinical setting but may be used in selected research environments. This chapter will discuss clinically relevant rotational stimuli and several types of rotational testing that are used primarily in research settings. PMID:27638070

  16. Predictive validity of five cognitive skills tests among women receiving engineering training

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    Wittig, Michele Andrisin; Hennix Sasse, Sharon; Giacomi, Jean

    This article addresses two sets of theoretical and practical issues related to increasing the percentage of women engineers. First, the measurement of women's aptitude for and changes in skills during engineering training was assessed. Five cognitive skills tests were administered in a one-group pretest-posttest design to 24 baccalaureate women enrolled in an eleven-month engineering training course. Significant increases in skills were shown on three of the five assessments. Scores on a mathematics anxiety scale and a measure of conservation of horizontality are also reported. Second, the relationship of academic and demographic information and cognitive skills to degree of success in the program is reported. Pretraining spatial visualization scores predicted posttraining GPA group membership. The results are compared and contrasted with those of studies of male undergraduates. Implications are drawn concerning the ways in which evaluations of such programs can contribute to our understanding of the changes in skills that occur with training in engineering and of the factors that predict success in such programs.

  17. Ensuring quality in postgraduate medical education: competency testing is the key.

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    Bailey, David

    2016-01-01

    The changes made to the curricula and assessment systems in the UK have resulted in pathology specialty-training programmes which assess trainees on a regular (weekly or monthly) basis. An end of first year assessment tests their aptitude for the specialty, the FRCPath examinations taking place after at least one to two (part 1) and three to four (part 2) years of training respectively, and multi-source feedback is undertaken in years 1, 3 and 5. With regular educational appraisal, this constitutes cohorts of well-assessed and supported trainees. The assessments are blueprinted to the curriculum, ensuring adequate assessment coverage of curriculum content within workplace-based assessments (WPBA), objective structured pathology examinations and the FRCPath examinations. Notably, generic non-clinical attributes and behavioural skills such as leadership and management skills can be covered in the WPBA. Many of these changes are evolutionary in nature, but some have been imposed by continuously increasing regulatory requirements. Whilst additional information is generated, the increased amount of assessment of trainees has led to complaints that trainees do not acquire enough practical experience in the laboratory. It will be important to find the balance between didactic teaching with formal assessment, and apprenticeship-style, practical hands-on learning. PMID:26374106

  18. Radiographic Test

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    Lee, H.J; Yang, S.H. [Korea Electric Power Research Institute, Taejon (Korea)

    2002-07-01

    This report contains theory, procedure technique and interpretation of radiographic examination and written for whom preparing radiographic test Level II. To determine this baseline of technical competence in the examination, the individual must demonstrate a knowledge of radiography physics, radiation safety, technique development, radiation detection and measurement, facility design, and the characteristics of radiation-producing devices and their principles of operation. (author) 98 figs., 23 tabs.

  19. Putting Tests To The Test

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    王丽荣

    2005-01-01

    Tests are usually a big part of a teacher's life. They are part of the ritual of the classroom. Students expect them. Administrators, school boards and legislators require them. They are important to us in our work; we think about them often and have a lot to say about them.

  20. Evaluación de las aptitudes física y económica de las tierras de la Unidad Básica de Producción Cooperativa (UBPC «Lázaro Romero Dueñas»

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    Marlén Robaina Camacho

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se desarrolló en la Unidad Básica de Producción Cooperativa (UBPC Lázaro Romero Dueñas, de la Empresa Azucarera «Héctor Molina Riaño», municipio San Nicolás, La Habana. Se realizó la evaluación de la aptitud de las tierras a partir de la información de las unidades cartográficas del Mapa Nacional de Suelos, escala 1:25 000, y sus perfiles asociados, así como las precipitaciones registradas en la UBPC. Para la armonización de la evaluación física se empleó el sistema automatizado AGRO24 que se basa en el cálculo de los rendimientos mínimos potenciales de cada unidad de evaluación, a partir de un rendimiento básico para cada subtipo de suelo el cual es afectado por el coeficiente del factor más limitante para el cultivo que se estaba analizando y este a su vez se afecta por las precipitaciones. Los resultados reflejan que hay tierras aptas en todas las categorías y en mayor porcentaje las marginalmente aptas para el cultivo de la caña de azúcar. Económicamente también las tierras son aptas para el cultivo, aún cuando la realidad productiva de la UBPC indique lo contrario.

  1. Factors Affecting Initial Training Success of Blood Glucose Testing in Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

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    Reamer, Lisa A.; Haller, Rachel L.; Thiele, Erica J.; Freeman, Hani D.; Lambeth, Susan P.; Schapiro, Steven J.

    2016-01-01

    Type 2 diabetes can be a problem for captive chimpanzees. Accurate blood glucose (BG) readings are necessary to monitor and treat this disease. Thus, obtaining voluntary samples from primates through positive reinforcement training (PRT) is critical. The current study assessed the voluntary participation of 123 chimpanzees in BG sampling and investigated factors that may contribute to individual success. All subjects participate in regular PRT sessions as part of a comprehensive behavioral management program. Basic steps involved in obtaining BG values include: voluntarily presenting a finger/toe; allowing digit disinfection; holding for the lancet device; and allowing blood collection onto a glucometer test strip for analysis. We recorded the level of participation (none, partial, or complete) when each chimpanzee was first asked to perform the testing procedure. Nearly 30% of subjects allowed the entire procedure in one session, without any prior specific training for the target behavior. Factors that affected this initial successful BG testing included sex, personality (chimpanzees rated higher on the factor “openness” were more likely to participate with BG testing), and past training performance for “present-for-injection” (chimpanzees that presented for their most recent anesthetic injection were more likely to participate). Neither age, rearing history, time since most recent anesthetic event nor social group size significantly affected initial training success. These results have important implications for captive management and training program success, underlining individual differences in training aptitude and the need for developing individual management plans in order to provide optimal care and treatment for diabetic chimpanzees in captivity. PMID:24706518

  2. Nuclear stress test

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    ... Persantine stress test; Thallium stress test; Stress test - nuclear; Adenosine stress test; Regadenoson stress test; CAD - nuclear stress; Coronary artery disease - nuclear stress; Angina - nuclear ...

  3. APU diaphragm testing. Test plan

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    Shelley, Richard

    1992-01-01

    Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) fuel (hydrazine) tanks have had to be removed from the Columbia Shuttle (OV-102) because they have been in service for 11 years, which is the limit of their useful life. As part of an effort to determine whether the useful life of the fuel tanks can be extended, examination of the ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) diaphragm and the metal from one of the APU tanks is required. The JSC Propulsion and Power Division has requested White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) to examine the EPR diaphragm thoroughly and the metal casing generally from one tank. The objective is to examine the EPR diaphragm for signs of degradation that may limit the life of its function in the APU propellant tank. The metal casing will also be examined for signs of surface corrosion.

  4. Mononucleosis spot test

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    Monospot test; Heterophile antibody test; Heterophile agglutination test; Paul-Bunnell test; Forssman antibody test ... The mononucleosis spot test is done when symptoms of mononucleosis are ... Fatigue Fever Large spleen (possibly) Sore throat Tender ...

  5. A1C test

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    HbA1C test; Glycated hemoglobin test; Glycosylated hemoglobin test; Hemoglobin glycosylated test; Glycohemoglobin test ... have recently eaten does not affect the A1C test, so you do not need to fast to ...

  6. HPV DNA test

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    ... is generally not recommended for detecting low-risk HPV infections. ... Human papilloma virus - testing; Abnormal Pap smear - HPV testing; LSIL-HPV testing, Low-grade dysplasia - HPV testing; HSIL - HPV testing; High-grade dysplasia - HPV testing; HPV ...

  7. 基于手机控制的智能家居系统研究与设计%The Research and Design of An Aptitude Home Control System Based on Mobile Phone

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    杜守理; 徐杨

    2012-01-01

    This paper study of using mobile phones as a remote controller, the control of the intelligent home appliances use Blue- tooth technology based on embedded control system. This system uses ARM 11 as the background service and controller, the client program based on mobile Bluetooth J2ME Programming. A detailed description of the background services and the building process of controller; Bluetooth phones, controller and intelligent home appliance system structure, designs and achieves J2ME Bluetooth remote communication, including video camera control based on CGI control technology, Bluetooth video transmission based on L2CAP com- munication protocol, the measurement and control of all kinds of sensors, etc. Test results show that the system fit with function with design requirements, is able to realize the Bluetooth control intelligent home appliances.%本文研究以手机作为遥控器,采用蓝牙技术控制智能家电的嵌入式控制系统。本系统以ARM11作为后台服务和控制器,前台客户端程序基于手机蓝牙J2ME技术,研究了后台服务和控制器搭建过程以及蓝牙手机、控制器和智能家电体系结构,设计和实现了J2ME蓝牙远程通讯,包括CGI视频摄像头控制、基于L2CAP协议的蓝牙视频传输、各类传感器测控等方面。测试结果表明,系统功能符合设计要求,能够实现蓝牙控制智能家电。

  8. Influência da aptidão produtiva (leite ou carne sobre a libido de bodes de raças exóticas e naturais da região semi-árida do nordeste brasileiro Influence of the productive aptitude (milk or meat on the libido of exotic male goats it is naturalized to the semi-arid area from the brazilian northeast region

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    Fernando Carlos Borja dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Dezesseis reprodutores caprinos agrupados de acordo com a aptidão produtiva (carne ou leite foram avaliados quanto à libido. Em cada grupo racial (Anglo-Nubiano e Pardo-Sertanejo - para leite; e Boer e Moxotó - para carne, havia quatro animais. Cinco fêmeas mestiças de Anglo-Nubiano foram utilizadas, todas elas estrogenizadas. O experimento foi realizado em Patos - PB (região semi-árida do Nordeste brasileiro durante 42 dias, entre agosto e setembro de 2002. Os trinta dias iniciais foram reservados para o período adaptativo dos animais e os últimos doze dias, para o processo intensivo de coleta seminal, que obedeceu a um sistema contínuo e crescente de coletas dividido em três fases, cada uma com quatro dias: fase 1, uma coleta ao dia; fase 2, três coletas ao dia; fase 3, seis coletas ao dia. Durante as coletas seminais, todo o comportamento sexual dos bodes foi monitorado, inclusive a libido. Encontrou-se influência significativa (P Sixteen male goats were agrouped accord to productive aptitude (meat or milk and they were evaluated for the libido. In each racial group (Anglo-Nubiano and Pardo-Sertanejo - for milk; and Boer and Moxotó - for meat being a total of four animals. Five females crosbreed from Anglo-Nubiano in oestrous were used.. The experiment was conducted in Patos - PB (Brazilian Northeast, semi-area region during 42 days from August and September of 2002. The thirty initial days were reserved for the adaptadion period of the animals and the last twelve days the animals were submitted to intensive process of seminal collection in a continuous and growing system of collections divided in three phases, each one with four days: phase 1, a collection a day; phase 2, three collections a day; phase 3, six collections a day. During the seminal collections the whole sexual behavior of the male goats was monitored, besides the libido. The data shown a significant influence (P <0.05 on the productive aptitude as well the

  9. Tests in contingency tables as regression tests

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    Stanislav Anatolyev; Grigory Kosenok

    2006-01-01

    Applied researchers often use tests based on contingency tables in preliminary data analysis and diagnostic testing. We show that many of such tests may be alternatively implemented by testing for coecient restrictions in linear regression systems (as a rule, employing the Wald test). This uni es the theories of regression analysis and contingency tables, sheds more light on intuitive contents of contingency table tests, and provides a more convenient and familiar tool for practitioners.

  10. Growth hormone suppression test

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    GH suppression test; Glucose loading test; Acromegaly - blood test; Gigantism - blood test ... during the suppression test, the provider will suspect gigantism or acromegaly. You may need to be retested to confirm ...

  11. Tests Related to Pregnancy

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    ... to learn. Search form Search Tests related to pregnancy You are here Home Testing & Services Testing for ... to Genetic Counseling . What Are Tests Related to Pregnancy? Pregnancy related testing is done before or during ...

  12. Anthrax - blood test

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    ... The best test for diagnosing anthrax is a culture of affected tissue or blood. Alternative Names Anthrax serology test; Antibody test for anthrax; Serologic test for B anthracis Images Blood test Bacillus anthracis References Hall GS, Woods GL. Medical bacteriology. ...

  13. 32 CFR 724.803 - The decisional document.

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    2010-07-01

    ...) Educational level; (xiv) Aptitude test scores; (xv) Incidents of punishment pursuant to Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice (including nature and date (YYMMDD) of offense or punishment);...

  14. Calidad y aptitud de uso agrícola y doméstico del agua del acuífero del río Sinaloa, porción costera Quality and suitability of the agricultural and domestic water use of the Sinaloa river aquifer, coastal zone

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    Héctor José Peinado-Guevara

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El valle de Guasave, Sinaloa, es eminentemente agrícola y cuenta con comunidades rurales que se abastecen de agua para su uso doméstico mediante pozos ubicados en sus predios. La actividad económica y social de dicho valle demanda agua para ambas actividades, por lo que su extracción se ha desplazado hacia la zona costera, siendo importante conocer los mecanismos naturales que controlan la composición química del agua, su calidad, su variación temporal atendiendo a la aptitud de uso agrícola o doméstica. Para determinar el mecanismo que controla la composición química del agua se utilizó el diagrama de Gibbs, encontrándose que el mecanismo dominante es por evaporización-meteorización. Respecto al agua para uso doméstico se utilizó el índice de calidad PHASECH, encontrándose que el agua cumple con el mismo sólo en las proximidades del río Sinaloa. En cuanto a la aptitud de uso agrícola del agua se utilizó el diagrama de Wilcox, encontrándose que sólo el 48% del agua de la zona se clasifica como buena a admisible. En cuanto al riesgo de salinización o sodificación del suelo por el uso del agua de riego, se usó el diagrama de salinidad del Departamento de Agricultura de Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, encontrándose que el 35% del agua se ubica en la zona C3S1. La relación obtenida entre los sólidos totales disueltos y la conductividad eléctrica del agua, fue EC = 1.65 STD. Se concluye además, que el acuífero del río Sinaloa es altamente sensible a la salinización por su carácter costero y presencia de cuerpos evaporíticos alejados de la línea de costa, por lo que, el peligro de intrusión salina ante un periodo de sequía es latente. La presencia del río Sinaloa es un elemento relevante de recarga que permite mantener el agua subterránea en condiciones aptas para la agricultura y muy cercanas a las requeridas para uso doméstico.The Guasave valley, Sinaloa is mainly agricultural. There are rural communities

  15. Ethics, genetic testing, and athletic talent: children's best interests, and the right to an open (athletic) future.

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    Camporesi, Silvia; McNamee, Mike J

    2016-03-01

    In this paper we discuss the ethics of genetics-based talent identification programs in sports. We discuss the validity and reliability of the tests and the claims made by direct to consumer companies, before presenting a range of ethical issues concerning child-parent/guardian relations raised by these tests, which we frame in terms of parental/guardian duties, children's rights, and best interests. We argue that greater ethical emphasis needs to be put on the parental decision on the wellbeing on the child going forward, not on ex post justifications on the basis of good and bad consequences. Best interests decisions made by a third party seem to comprise both subjective and objective elements, but only a holistic approach can do justice to these questions by addressing the wellbeing of the child in a temporal manner and taking into account the child's perspective on its wellbeing. Such decisions must address wider questions of what a good (sports)parent ought do to help the child flourish and how to balance the future-adult focus necessary to nurture talent with the wellbeing of the child in the present. We conclude that current genetic tests for "talent" do not predict aptitude or success to any significant degree and are therefore only marginally pertinent for talent identification. Claims that go beyond current science are culpable and attempt to exploit widespread but naïve perceptions of the efficacy of genetics information to predict athletic futures. Sports physicians and health care professionals involved in sport medicine should therefore discourage the use of these tests. PMID:26757798

  16. Design Driven Testing Test Smarter, Not Harder

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    Stephens, M

    2010-01-01

    The groundbreaking book Design Driven Testing brings sanity back to the software development process by flipping around the concept of Test Driven Development (TDD) - restoring the concept of using testing to verify a design instead of pretending that unit tests are a replacement for design. Anyone who feels that TDD is "Too Damn Difficult" will appreciate this book. Design Driven Testing shows that, by combining a forward-thinking development process with cutting-edge automation, testing can be a finely targeted, business-driven, rewarding effort. In other words, you'll learn how to test

  17. Heat pipe testing program test plan

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    Bienert, W.B.

    1980-03-14

    A test plan is given which describes the tests to be conducted on several typical solar receiver heat pipes. The hardware to be used, test fixtures and rationale of the test program are discussed. The program objective is to perform life testing under simulated receiver conditions, and to conduct performance tests with selected heat pipes to further map their performance, particularly with regard to their transient behavior. Performance requirements are defined. Test fixtures designed for the program are described in detail, and their capabilities for simulating the receiver conditions and their limitations are discussed. The heat pipe design is given. (LEW)

  18. Learning software testing with Test Studio

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    Madi, Rawane

    2013-01-01

    Learning Software Testing with Test Studio is a practical, hands-on guide that will help you get started with Test Studio to design your automated solution and tests. All through the book, there are best practices and tips and tricks inside Test Studio which can be employed to improve your solution just like an experienced QA.If you are a beginner or a professional QA who is seeking a fast, clear, and direct to the point start in automated software testing inside Test Studio, this book is for you. You should be familiar with the .NET framework, mainly Visual Studio, C#, and SQL, as the book's

  19. TEST SUITE GENERATION PROCESS FOR AGENT TESTING

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    HOUHAMDI ZINA

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Software agents are a promising technology for today's complex, distributed systems. Methodologies and techniques that address testing and reliability of multi agent systems are increasingly demanded, in particular to support automated test case generation and execution. In this paper, we introduce a novel approach for goal-oriented software agent testing. It specifies a testing process that complements the goal oriented methodology Tropos and reinforces the mutual relationship between goal analysis and testing. Furthermore, it defines a structured and comprehensive agent test suite generation process by providing a systematic way of deriving test cases from goal analysis.

  20. The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence

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    2015-01-01

    Over the past century, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries have made significant progress in narrowing or closing long-standing gender gaps in many areas of education and employment, including educational attainment, pay and labour market participation. But new gender gaps in education are opening. Young men…

  1. Developing students’ aptitudes through University-Industry collaboration

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    Miguel Aizpun

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In addition to the engineering knowledge base that has been traditionally taught, today’s undergraduate engineering students need to be given the opportunity to practice a set of skills that will be demanded to them by future employers, namely: creativity, teamwork, problem solving, leadership and the ability to generate innovative ideas. In order to achieve this and educate engineers with both in-depth technical knowledge and professional skills, universities must carry out their own innovating and find suitable approaches that serve their students. This article presents a novel approach that involves university-industry collaboration. It is based on creating a student community for a particular company, allowing students to deal with real industry projects and apply what they are learning in the classroom. A sample project for the German sports brand adidas is presented, along with the project results and evaluation by students and teachers. The university-industry collaborative approach is shown to be beneficial for both students and industry.

  2. PERFILES DE ESTUDIANTES MEXICANOS CON APTITUDES INTELECTUALES SOBRESALIENTES

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    ÁNGEL ALBERTO VALDÉS CUERVO; PEDRO ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ ESCOBEDO; ADRIÁN ISRAEL YÁÑEZ QUIJADA

    2013-01-01

    El estudio se propuso determinar si la motivación al logro y el autoconcepto social permitían identificar conglomerados en estudiantes de bachillerato intelectualmente sobresalientes. Se realizó un diseño clasificatorio con una metodología cuantitativa para lo cual, mediante un muestreo aleatorio simple, se seleccionaron 133 estudiantes sobresalientes. Se identificaron dos conglomerados de estudiantes: el primero se denominó Altamente orientado al logro, y el segundo como Poco orientado al lo...

  3. La vigilancia de la salud y la aptitud laboral

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    Juan Antonio Elena García

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available El régimen jurídico de la vigilancia de la salud de los trabajadores trata de salvaguardar la integridad física y moral del trabajador para evitar que desempeñen trabajos que sean incompatibles con su salud o que pudieran agravar sus deficiencias psíquicas o físicas. Por ello, los reconocimientos médicos se configuran como un instrumento esencial de tutela del trabajador y de limitación de responsabilidad del empresario en aquellos supuestos en los que resulta obligada su realización. Desde un punto de vista laboral, la revelación de un estado de salud del trabajador incompatible con su puesto de trabajo supone la introducción de cambios técnicos u organizativos, que pueden modificar las condiciones en las que venía prestando su trabajo o, incluso, puede llevar aparejada la resolución de la relación laboral.

  4. La vigilancia de la salud y la aptitud laboral

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    Juan Antonio Elena García

    2014-01-01

    El régimen jurídico de la vigilancia de la salud de los trabajadores trata de salvaguardar la integridad física y moral del trabajador para evitar que desempeñen trabajos que sean incompatibles con su salud o que pudieran agravar sus deficiencias psíquicas o físicas. Por ello, los reconocimientos médicos se configuran como un instrumento esencial de tutela del trabajador y de limitación de responsabilidad del empresario en aquellos supuestos en los que resulta obligada su realización. Desde u...

  5. Search for Genetic Variants Underlying Musical Aptitude and Related Traits

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    Ukkola-Vuoti, Liisa

    2013-01-01

    Music perception and practice represents complex cognitive functions of the brain. There is an abundance of data about the neurophysiological effects of music on the human brain, but heritability and especially molecular studies have been lacking. The development of genome technologies and bioinformatics has enabled the identification of genetic variants underlying complex human traits. These methods can be applied to normal human traits like music perception and performance. Prior to th...

  6. Instructional strategy and aptitude in a driving simulator

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    Emmerik, M.L. van

    2004-01-01

    In the search for innovative instruction and feedback concepts for simulator training, this paper provides a description of the final experiment of a series of three that was done to compare the effectiveness of verbal versus non-verbal instructions in a driving simulator. In the experiment, provisi

  7. Assessing Aptitude and Attitude Development in a Translation Skills Course

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    Mekheimer, Mohamed Amin A.

    2012-01-01

    This study investigates the effects on EFL students of using Blackboard technology and online dictionaries in developing translating skills and building positive attitudes towards translation in male Saudi college students. The study compares two groups of students in a translation course; one in a traditional, face-to-face setting (control) and…

  8. Lyme disease blood test

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    ... antibodies in the blood sample using the ELISA test . If the ELISA test is positive, it must be confirmed with another ... were seen in your blood sample. If the ELISA test is negative, usually no other testing is needed. ...

  9. Ketones urine test

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    Ketone bodies - urine; Urine ketones; Ketoacidosis - urine ketones test; Diabetic ketoacidosis - urine ketones test ... Urine ketones are usually measured as a "spot test." This is available in a test kit that ...

  10. Coccidioides precipitin test

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    Coccidioidomycosis antibody test ... There is no special preparation for the test. ... The precipitin test is one of several tests that can be done to determine if you are infected with the fungus ...

  11. Sweat electrolytes test

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    Sweat test; Sweat chloride; Iontophoretic sweat test ... No special steps are needed before this test. ... The test is not painful. Some people have a tingling feeling at the site of the electrode. This feeling ...

  12. Genetic Testing (For Parents)

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    ... Story" 5 Things to Know About Zika & Pregnancy Genetic Testing KidsHealth > For Parents > Genetic Testing Print A A ... blood, skin, bone, or other tissue is needed. Genetic Testing During Pregnancy For genetic testing before birth, pregnant ...

  13. Genetic Testing for ALS

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    ... your area, please visit www.nsgc.org . Genetic Testing Genetic testing can help determine the cause of FALS ... couples planning on having children to pursue prenatal testing. Genetic testing does not: Currently change medical treatment. Diagnose ...

  14. Allergy testing - skin

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    Patch tests - allergy; Scratch tests - allergy; Skin tests - allergy; RAST test ... There are three common methods of allergy skin testing. The skin prick test involves: Placing a small amount of substances that may be causing your symptoms on the skin, most often ...

  15. To test or not to test

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    Rochon, Justine; Gondan, Matthias; Kieser, Meinhard

    2012-01-01

    Background: Student's two-sample t test is generally used for comparing the means of two independent samples, for example, two treatment arms. Under the null hypothesis, the t test assumes that the two samples arise from the same normally distributed population with unknown variance. Adequate...... control of the Type I error requires that the normality assumption holds, which is often examined by means of a preliminary Shapiro-Wilk test. The following two-stage procedure is widely accepted: If the preliminary test for normality is not significant, the t test is used; if the preliminary test rejects...... the null hypothesis of normality, a nonparametric test is applied in the main analysis. Methods: Equally sized samples were drawn from exponential, uniform, and normal distributions. The two-sample t test was conducted if either both samples (Strategy I) or the collapsed set of residuals from both samples...

  16. To Test or Not to Test?

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    Circle, David

    2005-01-01

    This paper discusses whether music educators should push for national testing of music students. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) did test music students in 1997. Even though the results of that test did not indicate students were very accomplished, there was a general feeling that at least NAEP and the nation recognized…

  17. A Layman's Guide to the Measurement of Educational Achievement in New Jersey.

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    Savage, Edward R.

    This paper addresses itself to the history and use of standardized aptitude and achievement tests for practical judgements about schools in New Jersey. In the author's opinion, school-wide aptitude testing is not a particularly useful practice when other types of information, particularly grades, achievement tests, and teacher's comments, are…

  18. Job-Derived Selection: Follow Up Report. Technical Report No. 4.

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    McCormick, Ernest J.; And Others

    A study dealt with the use of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) within a job component validity framework as the basis for estimating aptitude requirements of jobs represented by scores on commercially available tests as contrasted with scores on General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) tests. Procedures generally consisted of the use of job…

  19. Web Security Testing Cookbook

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    Hope, Paco

    2008-01-01

    Among the tests you perform on web applications, security testing is perhaps the most important, yet it's often the most neglected. The recipes in the Web Security Testing Cookbook demonstrate how developers and testers can check for the most common web security issues, while conducting unit tests, regression tests, or exploratory tests. Unlike ad hoc security assessments, these recipes are repeatable, concise, and systematic-perfect for integrating into your regular test suite.

  20. Get Tested for HIV

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    ... Submit Home > HIV/AIDS > Get tested for HIV HIV/AIDS This information in Spanish ( en español ) Get tested for HIV When should I get tested for HIV? Types ... to top More information on Get tested for HIV Explore other publications and websites HIV Anonymous Testing, ...

  1. Test Construction: Automated

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    Veldkamp, Bernard P.

    2014-01-01

    Optimal test construction deals with automated assembly of tests for educational and psychological measurement. Items are selected from an item bank to meet a predefined set of test specifications. Several models for optimal test construction are presented, and two algorithms for optimal test assemb

  2. Test Construction: Automated

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    Veldkamp, Bernard P.

    2016-01-01

    Optimal test construction deals with automated assembly of tests for educational and psychological measurement. Items are selected from an item bank to meet a predefined set of test specifications. Several models for optimal test construction are presented, and two algorithms for optimal test assemb

  3. CO2 blood test

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    Bicarbonate test; HCO3-; Carbon dioxide test; TCO2; Total CO2; CO2 test - serum ... Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health care provider will tell you if you need to stop taking any medicines before you have this test. DO ...

  4. Growth hormone stimulation test

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    Arginine test; Arginine-GHRH test ... of re-inserting the needle each time. The test takes between 2 to 5 hours. The procedure ... eat for 10 to 12 hours before the test. Eating food can change the test results. Some ...

  5. Vendor System Vulnerability Testing Test Plan

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    James R. Davidson

    2005-01-01

    The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) prepared this generic test plan to provide clients (vendors, end users, program sponsors, etc.) with a sense of the scope and depth of vulnerability testing performed at the INL’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Test Bed and to serve as an example of such a plan. Although this test plan specifically addresses vulnerability testing of systems applied to the energy sector (electric/power transmission and distribution and oil and gas systems), it is generic enough to be applied to control systems used in other critical infrastructures such as the transportation sector, water/waste water sector, or hazardous chemical production facilities. The SCADA Test Bed is established at the INL as a testing environment to evaluate the security vulnerabilities of SCADA systems, energy management systems (EMS), and distributed control systems. It now supports multiple programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies, and private sector clients. This particular test plan applies to testing conducted on a SCADA/EMS provided by a vendor. Before performing detailed vulnerability testing of a SCADA/EMS, an as delivered baseline examination of the system is conducted, to establish a starting point for all-subsequent testing. The series of baseline tests document factory delivered defaults, system configuration, and potential configuration changes to aid in the development of a security plan for in depth vulnerability testing. The baseline test document is provided to the System Provider,a who evaluates the baseline report and provides recommendations to the system configuration to enhance the security profile of the baseline system. Vulnerability testing is then conducted at the SCADA Test Bed, which provides an in-depth security analysis of the Vendor’s system.b a. The term System Provider replaces the name of the company/organization providing the system

  6. Estradiol blood test

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    E2 test ... temporarily stop taking certain medicines that may affect test results. Be sure to tell your provider about ... helps prevent sperm from dying too early. This test may be ordered to check: How well your ...

  7. Hepatitis A Test

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    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Hepatitis A Testing Share this page: Was this page ... HAV-Ab total; Anti-HAV Formal name: Viral Hepatitis A Antibody Related tests: Hepatitis B Testing ; Hepatitis ...

  8. CSF-VDRL test

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    Venereal disease research laboratory slide test - CSF ... provider's instructions on how to prepare for this test. ... The CSF-VDRL test is done to diagnose syphilis in the brain or spinal cord. Brain and spinal cord involvement is often a ...

  9. Mark 1 Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Mark I Test Facility is a state-of-the-art space environment simulation test chamber for full-scale space systems testing. A $1.5M dollar upgrade in fiscal year...

  10. Assessment and Testing.

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    Clapham, Caroline

    2000-01-01

    Explores the term "applied linguistics" and discusses the role of language testing within this discipline, the relationship between testing and teaching, and the relationship between testing and assessment (Author/VWL)

  11. Vitamin A Test

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    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Vitamin A Share this page: Was this page helpful? ... Related tests: Complete Blood Count , Comprehensive Metabolic Panel , Vitamin B12 and Folate , Vitamin D Tests , Iron Tests , ...

  12. Teratology testing under REACH.

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    Barton, Steve

    2013-01-01

    REACH guidelines may require teratology testing for new and existing chemicals. This chapter discusses procedures to assess the need for teratology testing and the conduct and interpretation of teratology tests where required.

  13. Sickle cell test

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    Sickledex; Hgb S test ... This test is done to tell if a person has abnormal hemoglobin that causes sickle cell disease and sickle ... and no symptoms, or only mild ones. This test does not tell the difference between these two ...

  14. Dexamethasone suppression test

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    DST; ACTH suppression test; Cortisol suppression test ... During this test, you will receive dexamethasone. This is a strong man-made (synthetic) glucocorticoid medication. Afterward, your blood is drawn ...

  15. Stomach acid test

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    Gastric acid secretion test ... The test is done after you have not eaten for a while so fluid is all that remains in ... injected into your body. This is done to test the ability of the cells in the stomach ...

  16. Breath alcohol test

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    Alcohol test - breath ... There are various brands of breath alcohol tests. Each one uses a different method to test the level of alcohol in the breath. The machine may be electronic or manual. One ...

  17. ALP isoenzyme test

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    Alkaline phosphatase isoenzyme test ... anything for 10 to 12 hours before the test, unless your health care provider tells you to do so. Many medicines can interfere with blood test results. Your health care provider will tell you ...

  18. Bone mineral density test

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    BMD test; Bone density test; Bone densitometry; DEXA scan; DXA; Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; p-DEXA; Osteoporosis-BMD ... need to undress. This scan is the best test to predict your risk of fractures. Peripheral DEXA ( ...

  19. PBG urine test

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    Porphobilinogen test ... temporarily stop taking medicines that may affect the test results. Be sure to tell your provider about ... This test involves only normal urination, and there is no discomfort.

  20. Creatine phosphokinase test

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    CPK test ... vein. The procedure is called a venipuncture . This test may be repeated over 2 or 3 days ... helps determine which tissue has been damaged. This test may be used to: Diagnose heart attack Evaluate ...

  1. Home vision tests

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    ... portion. Do the test with each eye separately, first the right and then the left. Hold the test grid ... them for the test. Check each eye separately, first the right and then the left. Keep both eyes open ...

  2. Structural Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Provides a wide variety of testing equipment, fixtures and facilities to perform both unique aviation component testing as well as common types of materials testing...

  3. Small test SDHW systems

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    Vejen, Niels Kristian

    1999-01-01

    Three small test SDHW systems was tested in a laboratory test facility.The three SDHW systems where all based on the low flow principe and a mantle tank but the design of the systems where different.......Three small test SDHW systems was tested in a laboratory test facility.The three SDHW systems where all based on the low flow principe and a mantle tank but the design of the systems where different....

  4. Textiles Performance Testing Facilities

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Textiles Performance Testing Facilities has the capabilities to perform all physical wet and dry performance testing, and visual and instrumental color analysis...

  5. Who fails lantern tests?

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    Cole, B L; Vingrys, A J

    1983-05-01

    A battery of clinical colour vision tests was given to a group of 100 observers with abnormal colour vision who were also tested on the Farnsworth lantern and the Holmes-Wright lanterns types A and B. It was found that clinical colour vision tests are imperfect predictors of lantern test performance. However, observers classified as having a 'severe' colour vision defect were found to fail the lantern tests but only one half to two-thirds of those who fail the lantern tests can be identified in this way. It is not possible to identify with certainty any of the people likely to pass the lantern tests: about one-third to two-thirds of observers classified as being mildly affected fail the lantern tests. The Farnsworth D-15 and City University tests were found to be the best predictors of lantern test performance but other tests such as the Nagel anomaloscope, the H-16, L'Anthony's desaturated test can also be used. The lack of a strong correlation between clinical tests and the recognition of the small coloured stimuli presented by the lantern tests suggests that clinical tests do not test the same aspect of colour vision that is important to the recognition of signal lights. For this reason lantern tests should be retained for occupational testing of colour vision.

  6. Electromagnetic Interface Testing Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Electromagnetic Interface Testing facilitysupports such testing asEmissions, Field Strength, Mode Stirring, EMP Pulser, 4 Probe Monitoring/Leveling System, and...

  7. AUTOMATED API TESTING APPROACH

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    SUNIL L. BANGARE

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Software testing is an investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the product or service under test. With the help of software testing we can verify or validate the software product. Normally testing will be done after development of software but we can perform the software testing at the time of development process also. This paper will give you a brief introduction about Automated API Testing Tool. This tool of testing will reduce lots of headache after the whole development of software. It saves time as well as money. Such type of testing is helpful in the Industries & Colleges also.

  8. Test Control Center (TCC)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Test Control Center (TCC) provides a consolidated facility for planning, coordinating, controlling, monitoring, and analyzing distributed test events. ,The TCC...

  9. Mobile Test Capabilities

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Electrical Power Mobile Test capabilities are utilized to conduct electrical power quality testing on aircraft and helicopters. This capability allows that the...

  10. FOOD SAFETY TESTING LABORATORY

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — This laboratory develops screening assays, tests and modifies biosensor equipment, and optimizes food safety testing protocols for the military and civilian sector...

  11. GPS Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Global Positioning System (GPS) Test Facility Instrumentation Suite (GPSIS) provides great flexibility in testing receivers by providing operational control of...

  12. Testing Library Specifications by Verifying Conformance Tests

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    Kiniry, Joseph Roland; Zimmerman, Daniel; Hyland, Ralph

    2012-01-01

    conformance test suites. Rather than executing the conformance tests, FCTD uses them to measure the correctness and utility of specifications through static verification. FCTD is beginning to see significant use within the JML community and is the cornerstone process of the JML Spec-a-thons, meetings...

  13. Test Wiseness and Analogy Test Performance

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    Moore, James C.

    1971-01-01

    Subjects received self instruction on how to approach analogy questions. Instruction was directed toward knowledge of the general format of analogy questions in standarized tests and the 15 types of relationships commonly asked for in analogy questions. An analogies post-test showed a significant effect for the group. (Author)

  14. Localizing Test Power Consumption for Scan Testing

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    XIANG Dong; LI Kai-wei

    2005-01-01

    A two stage scan architecture is proposed to do low powerand low test application cost scan testing. The first stage includes multiple scan chains, where each scan chain is driven by a primary input. Each scan flip-flop in the multiple scan chains drives a group of scan flip-flops. The scan flip-flop in the multiple scan chain and the scan flipflop driven by it are assigned the same values for all test vectors. Scan flip-flops in the multiple scan chains and those in the second stage use separate clock signals, but the design for testability technqiue needs only one clock. The proposed scan architecture localizes test power consumption to the multiple scan chains during test application. Test signals assigned to scan flip-flops in the multiple scan chains are applied to the scan flip-flops in the second stage after the test vector has been applied to the multiple scan chains. This technique can make test power consumption very small.

  15. Digface characterization test plan (remote testing)

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    Croft, K.; Hyde, R.; Allen, S.

    1993-08-01

    The objective of the Digface Characterization (DFC) Remote Testing project is to remotely deploy a sensor head (Mini-Lab) across a digface to determine if it can characterize the contents below the surface. The purpose of this project is to provide a robotics technology that allows removal of workers from hazards, increases speed of operations, and reduces life cycle costs compared to alternate methods and technologies. The Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) is funding the demonstration, testing, and evaluation of DFC. This document describes the test plan for the DFC remote deployment demonstration for the BWID. The purposes of the test plan are to establish test parameters so that the demonstration results are deemed useful and usable and perform the demonstration in a safe manner and within all regulatory requirements.

  16. Digface characterization test plan (remote testing)

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    The objective of the Digface Characterization (DFC) Remote Testing project is to remotely deploy a sensor head (Mini-Lab) across a digface to determine if it can characterize the contents below the surface. The purpose of this project is to provide a robotics technology that allows removal of workers from hazards, increases speed of operations, and reduces life cycle costs compared to alternate methods and technologies. The Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration (BWID) is funding the demonstration, testing, and evaluation of DFC. This document describes the test plan for the DFC remote deployment demonstration for the BWID. The purposes of the test plan are to establish test parameters so that the demonstration results are deemed useful and usable and perform the demonstration in a safe manner and within all regulatory requirements

  17. Role of test motivation in intelligence testing

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    Duckworth, Angela Lee; Quinn, Patrick D.; Lynam, Donald R.; Loeber, Rolf; Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda

    2011-01-01

    Intelligence tests are widely assumed to measure maximal intellectual performance, and predictive associations between intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and later-life outcomes are typically interpreted as unbiased estimates of the effect of intellectual ability on academic, professional, and social life outcomes. The current investigation critically examines these assumptions and finds evidence against both. First, we examined whether motivation is less than maximal on intelligence tests administered in the context of low-stakes research situations. Specifically, we completed a meta-analysis of random-assignment experiments testing the effects of material incentives on intelligence-test performance on a collective 2,008 participants. Incentives increased IQ scores by an average of 0.64 SD, with larger effects for individuals with lower baseline IQ scores. Second, we tested whether individual differences in motivation during IQ testing can spuriously inflate the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes. Trained observers rated test motivation among 251 adolescent boys completing intelligence tests using a 15-min “thin-slice” video sample. IQ score predicted life outcomes, including academic performance in adolescence and criminal convictions, employment, and years of education in early adulthood. After adjusting for the influence of test motivation, however, the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes was significantly diminished, particularly for nonacademic outcomes. Collectively, our findings suggest that, under low-stakes research conditions, some individuals try harder than others, and, in this context, test motivation can act as a third-variable confound that inflates estimates of the predictive validity of intelligence for life outcomes. PMID:21518867

  18. The Reliability and Validity of a Performance Task for Evaluating Science Process Skills.

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    Adams, Cheryll M.; Callahan, Carolyn M.

    1995-01-01

    The Diet Cola Test was designed as a process assessment of science aptitude in intermediate grade students. Investigations of the instrument's reliability and validity indicated that data did not support use of the instrument for identifying individual students' aptitude. However, results suggested the test's appropriateness for evaluating…

  19. Nationale test i naturfag

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    Andreasen, Karen Egedal; Jensen, Lars Bang

    2015-01-01

    Kapitlet rummer en analyse og diskussion af test inden for naturfagsområdet og de fagforståelser de afspejler med fokus på de nationale test.......Kapitlet rummer en analyse og diskussion af test inden for naturfagsområdet og de fagforståelser de afspejler med fokus på de nationale test....

  20. Pre-Test Assessment

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    Berry, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    Pre-tests are a non-graded assessment tool used to determine pre-existing subject knowledge. Typically pre-tests are administered prior to a course to determine knowledge baseline, but here they are used to test students prior to topical material coverage throughout the course. While counterintuitive, the pre-tests cover material the student is…

  1. Refactoring test code

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    Deursen, A. van; Moonen, L.M.F.; Bergh, A. van den; Kok, G.

    2001-01-01

    Two key aspects of extreme programming (XP) are unit testing and merciless refactoring. Given the fact that the ideal test code / production code ratio approaches 1:1, it is not surprising that unit tests are being refactored. We found that refactoring test code is different from refactoring product

  2. ITER test programme

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    Abdou, M.; Baker, C.; Casini, G.

    1991-07-01

    The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) was designed to operate in two phases. The first phase, which lasts for 6 years, is devoted to machine checkout and physics testing. The second phase lasts for 8 years and is devoted primarily to technology testing. This report describes the technology test program development for ITER, the ancillary equipment outside the torus necessary to support the test modules, the international collaboration aspects of conducting the test program on ITER, the requirements on the machine major parameters and the R and D program required to develop the test modules for testing in ITER.

  3. ITER test programme

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    ITER has been designed to operate in two phases. The first phase which lasts for 6 years, is devoted to machine checkout and physics testing. The second phase lasts for 8 years and is devoted primarily to technology testing. This report describes the technology test program development for ITER, the ancillary equipment outside the torus necessary to support the test modules, the international collaboration aspects of conducting the test program on ITER, the requirements on the machine major parameters and the R and D program required to develop the test modules for testing in ITER. 15 refs, figs and tabs

  4. Numeracy Tests For Dummies

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    Beveridge, Colin

    2012-01-01

    The easy way to get practice and excel at numeracy tests Whether you're looking for a new job, applying to certain university courses, or attempting to join the military, you're increasingly likely to face a numeracy test as part of the screening process. And the only way to prepare for a numeracy test is practise. Numeracy Tests For Dummies is an accessible one-stop guide to pass these test. Featuring expert advice, instruction, review, and plenty of practise, Numeracy Tests For Dummies will help you succeed. Numeracy Tests For Dummies contains instruction and revision on:Basic mathematical k

  5. Materials Testing and Automation

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    Cooper, Wayne D.; Zweigoron, Ronald B.

    1980-07-01

    The advent of automation in materials testing has been in large part responsible for recent radical changes in the materials testing field: Tests virtually impossible to perform without a computer have become more straightforward to conduct. In addition, standardized tests may be performed with enhanced efficiency and repeatability. A typical automated system is described in terms of its primary subsystems — an analog station, a digital computer, and a processor interface. The processor interface links the analog functions with the digital computer; it includes data acquisition, command function generation, and test control functions. Features of automated testing are described with emphasis on calculated variable control, control of a variable that is computed by the processor and cannot be read directly from a transducer. Three calculated variable tests are described: a yield surface probe test, a thermomechanical fatigue test, and a constant-stress-intensity range crack-growth test. Future developments are discussed.

  6. POWER CONSCIOUS TESTING

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    BONHOMME Y.; Girard, P.; LANDRAULT C.; PRAVOSSOUDOVITCH S.

    2003-01-01

    Test power relates to the power consumed during test of integrated circuits or embedded cores. Test power is now a big concern in large System-on-Chip designs. In this paper, we propose to shortly review the state-of-the-art in this domain. We first survey the recent approaches proposed for minimizing test power. Next, we propose some interesting directions for the development of new low power testing techniques by enumerating the relevant criteria that have to be satisfied.

  7. Teste de vasorreatividade pulmonar Testing pulmonary vasoreactivity

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    Edmundo Clarindo Oliveira

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available A hipertensão arterial pulmonar é classificada como idiopática ou secundária (associada a colagenoses, cardiopatias, hipertensão portal, tromboembolismo pulmonar e doenças da vasculatura pulmonar. O teste de vasorreatividade pulmonar é indicado para definir a melhor opção terapêutica. Muitas drogas têm sido utilizadas para a realização desse teste, sendo o óxido nítrico inalado a melhor opção, por apresentar ação específica pulmonar e meia vida muita curta (5-10 s. O resultado desse teste identifica candidatos à cirurgia cardíaca nas cardiopatias congênitas e candidatos ao uso de antagonista de cálcio nas outras formas de hipertensão pulmonar. A realização e interpretação do teste de vasorreatividade pulmonar exigem grande responsabilidade, e erros podem levar a decisões erradas e à ocorrência de óbitos.Pulmonary arterial hypertension is classified as idiopathic or secondary (associated with collagenoses, heart disease, portal hypertension, pulmonary thromboembolism, and pulmonary vascular diseases. Pulmonary vasoreactivity should be tested in order to define the best treatment option. Of the many drugs that have been used to test pulmonary vasoreactivity, inhaled nitric oxide is the best choice, due its specific pulmonary effect and very short half-life (5-10 s. The results of this test identify candidates for heart surgery among patients with congenital heart disease and candidates for the use of calcium antagonists among patients with other forms of pulmonary hypertension. Performing and interpreting the results of such tests are a great responsibility, since mistakes can lead to incorrect treatment decisions, resulting in the death of patients.

  8. Role of test motivation in intelligence testing

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    Duckworth, Angela Lee; Quinn, Patrick D.; Lynam, Donald R.; Loeber, Rolf; Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda

    2011-01-01

    Intelligence tests are widely assumed to measure maximal intellectual performance, and predictive associations between intelligence quotient (IQ) scores and later-life outcomes are typically interpreted as unbiased estimates of the effect of intellectual ability on academic, professional, and social life outcomes. The current investigation critically examines these assumptions and finds evidence against both. First, we examined whether motivation is less than maximal on intelligence tests adm...

  9. Advanced test reactor. Testing capabilities and plans

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    The Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is one of the world's premier test reactors for providing the capability for studying the effects of intense neutron and gamma radiation on reactor materials and fuels. The physical configuration of the ATR, a 4-leaf clover shape, allows the reactor to be operated at different power levels in the corner 'lobes' to allow for different testing conditions for multiple simultaneous experiments. The combination of high flux (maximum thermal neutron fluxes of 1E15 neutrons per square centimeter per second and maximum fast [E>1.0 MeV] neutron fluxes of 5E14 neutrons per square centimeter per second) and large test volumes (up to 122 cm long and 12.7 cm diameter) provide unique testing opportunities. For future research, some ATR modifications and enhancements are currently planned. In 2007 the US Department of Energy designated the ATR as a National Scientific User Facility (NSUF) to facilitate greater access to the ATR for material testing research by a broader user community. This paper provides more details on some of the ATR capabilities, key design features, experiments, and plants for the NSUF. (author)

  10. The Danish National Tests

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    Beuchert, Louise Voldby; Nandrup, Anne Brink

    In 2010, the Danish National Tests were implemented in the public compulsory schools as a mean of evaluating the performance of the public school system. The extensive test program consists of ten mandatory tests in six subjects in grades 2 through 8. In this paper, we share our insights from...... working with the first four rounds of the test data. We provide a brief introduction to adaptive testing, the available data and general data issues including missing data, test participation and data transformations. Additionally, we construct a standardized measure of the raw pupil ability estimate...... within each test and argue that this is often a more feasible measure for data analyses compared to the transformed test score presented to pupils and teachers. We provide the reader with preliminary analyses of the relation between pupils' national test results and a wide range of pupil background...

  11. Nondestructive testing of materials

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    NUKEM has transferred know-how from reactor technology to materials testing. The high and to a large extent new quality standards in the nuclear industry necessitate reliable measuring and testing equipment of the highest precision. Many of the tasks presented to us could not be solved with the equipment available on the market, for which reason we have developed our own measuring, testing and control systems. We have therefore acquired considerable experience in dealing with specific measuring, testing and control tasks and can handle even out-of-the-way problems that are submitted to us from a wide variety of fields. Our mechanical systems for the checking of close-tolerance gaps, the automatic determination of pellet dimensions and the measurement of absolute lengths and absolute velocities are in use in many different industrial fields. We have succeeded in solving unusual testing and sorting problems with the aid of automated surface testing equipment working on optical principles. Our main activities in the field of non-destructive testing have been concentrated on ultrasonic and eddy current testing and, of late, acoustic emission analysis. NUKEM ultrasonic systems are notable for their high defect detection rate and testing accuracy, combined with high testing speed. The equipment we supply includes ultrasonic rotary systems for the production testing of quality tubes, ultrasonic immersion systems for the final testing of reactor cladding tubes, weld testing equipment, and test equipment for the bonds in multi-layer plates. (orig./RW)

  12. 浅谈“数学分层次测试卡”%Discussion on"mathematics level test card"

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    王桂英

    2013-01-01

    《数学分层次测试卡》使数学教学面向全体学生成为现实。它不回避学生的个性差异,而是尊重学生的个性差异,成为真正意义上的因材施教,让素质不同的学生在数学上均获得不同的发展,让不同层次的学生都体会到成功的喜悦,感受到积极的情感体验,留给学生具有人性的发展空间。从而为进一步提升学习动力,形成良性循环的竞争机制奠定扎实的心理基础和知识储备。经过一段时间的摸索,笔者感受颇深,受益匪浅。%"Mathematics level test card"makes the mathematics teaching for all students become a reality. It does not avoid the individual differences of students, but to respect the individual differences of students, teach students in accordance with their aptitude, so that the students of different quality have different development in mathematics, make the students of different levels to experience the joy of success, to feel the positive emotion experience, gives the development space for students. In order to further enhance the learning motivation, to form a benign circulation of competition mechanism, lay solid psychological foundation and knowledge reserve. After a period of groping, I have some superficial experience.

  13. Testing (HIV). Quick test receives Singapore approval.

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    1996-04-22

    Hema-Strip HIV 1/2 is a rapid HIV antibody immunoassay developed by Saliva Diagnostic Systems, Inc. (SDS) which can be used by anyone who can read the product insert. The test kit is comprised of a small lancet for a finger stick, a cylindrical tube with a capillary tip and a SDS diagnostic strip inside, and a vial of buffer. Once blood is drawn by the lancet, the capillary tip is placed upon the blood droplet and the blood is automatically drawn into the tube. The tube is then inserted tip first into the vial of buffer. The buffer and blood migrate over the diagnostic strip inside, yielding stable results within 15 minutes. Studies have found Hema-Strip HIV 1/2 to have a sensitivity and specificity greater than 99.4%, as accurate as most conventional HIV tests which require the use of laboratory equipment and trained staff, and possibly hours to produce results. Moreover, the test kit requires neither refrigeration nor special storage. Hema-Strip HIV 1/2 has received a certificate of free sale from the Ministry of Health in Singapore and is now being submitted for regulatory approval in Brazil, China, Russia, India, Malaysia, Thailand, and the UK. SDS products in production include Sero-Strip HIV 1/2, a rapid serum-based HIV antibody test; Omni-SAL, a saliva collector which is the principal sample collection device used by British insurance companies for HIV testing with other confirmatory tests; Omni-Swab, a serrated swab which collects body fluids or cells; Saliva-Sampler, a saliva collection device used for general testing purposes; and Saliva Check, a test which checks the composition of saliva samples. SDS is in the final stages of developing Saliva-Strip HIV-1/2, a rapid saliva-based HIV antibody test. The company also intends to complete development in 1996 of a rapid blood-based antibody test for the Helicobacter pylori bacteria, a pathogen linked to 80% of peptic ulcers and gastric cancers. PMID:12290908

  14. Comparative Test Case Specification

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    Kalyanova, Olena; Heiselberg, Per

     This document includes a definition of the comparative test cases DSF200_3 and DSF200_4, which previously described in the comparative test case specification for the test cases DSF100_3 and DSF200_3 [Ref.1]....... This document includes a definition of the comparative test cases DSF200_3 and DSF200_4, which previously described in the comparative test case specification for the test cases DSF100_3 and DSF200_3 [Ref.1]....

  15. NIST Statistical Test Suite

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    Paul, Rourab; Dey, Hemanta; Chakrabrti, Amlan; Ghosh, Ranjan

    2016-01-01

    The NIST Statistical Test Suite has 15 tests. The principal strategy of the NIST Statistical Test Suite is to judge statistical randomness property of random bit generating algorithms. Based on 300 to 500 different keys, the algorithm generates a series of even number of different long random sequences of n bits, n varying between 13 and 15 lacs, each of which is tested by the 15 tests. Each test has a specific statistic parameter for bit sequences under the assumption of randomness and calcu...

  16. Materials Test Branch

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    Gordon, Gail

    2012-01-01

    The Materials Test Branch resides at Marshall Space Flight Center's Materials and Processing laboratory and has a long history of supporting NASA programs from Mercury to the recently retired Space Shuttle. The Materials Test Branch supports its customers by supplying materials testing expertise in a wide range of applications. The Materials Test Branch is divided into three Teams, The Chemistry Team, The Tribology Team and the Mechanical Test Team. Our mission and goal is to provide world-class engineering excellence in materials testing with a special emphasis on customer service.

  17. On Reading Test

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    孙健

    2005-01-01

    There has been a long discussion over the construct validity of reading tests. In china's reading tests, multiple choice is the main test method in view of the4 long controversy over the validity of multiple choice, construct validation is called for to empirically test the hypothesized relationships between test scores and abilities. The national CET committee conducted a comprehensive validation study. As part of the project, the specialists studied the reading comprehension test's validity by qualitative means, namely "introspective verbal reports". The analysis revealed that an overwhelming majority of the questions items were handled through "expected reading operations".

  18. Gas Test Loop Booster Fuel Hydraulic Testing

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    Gas Test Loop Hydraulic Testing Staff

    2006-09-01

    The Gas Test Loop (GTL) project is for the design of an adaptation to the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) to create a fast-flux test space where fuels and materials for advanced reactor concepts can undergo irradiation testing. Incident to that design, it was found necessary to make use of special booster fuel to enhance the neutron flux in the reactor lobe in which the Gas Test Loop will be installed. Because the booster fuel is of a different composition and configuration from standard ATR fuel, it is necessary to qualify the booster fuel for use in the ATR. Part of that qualification is the determination that required thermal hydraulic criteria will be met under routine operation and under selected accident scenarios. The Hydraulic Testing task in the GTL project facilitates that determination by measuring flow coefficients (pressure drops) over various regions of the booster fuel over a range of primary coolant flow rates. A high-fidelity model of the NW lobe of the ATR with associated flow baffle, in-pile-tube, and below-core flow channels was designed, constructed and located in the Idaho State University Thermal Fluids Laboratory. A circulation loop was designed and constructed by the university to provide reactor-relevant water flow rates to the test system. Models of the four booster fuel elements required for GTL operation were fabricated from aluminum (no uranium or means of heating) and placed in the flow channel. One of these was instrumented with Pitot tubes to measure flow velocities in the channels between the three booster fuel plates and between the innermost and outermost plates and the side walls of the flow annulus. Flow coefficients in the range of 4 to 6.5 were determined from the measurements made for the upper and middle parts of the booster fuel elements. The flow coefficient for the lower end of the booster fuel and the sub-core flow channel was lower at 2.3.

  19. USA Hire Testing Platform

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    Office of Personnel Management — The USA Hire Testing Platform delivers tests used in hiring for positions in the Federal Government. To safeguard the integrity of the hiring processes and ensure...

  20. Quadruple screen test

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    ... screen; Multiple marker screening; AFP plus; Triple screen test; AFP maternal; MSAFP; 4-marker screen ... This test is most often done between the 15th and 22nd weeks of the pregnancy. It is most accurate ...

  1. Directory of Medical Tests

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    ... KidsHealth in the Classroom What Other Parents Are Reading Upsetting News Reports? What to Say Vaccines: Which ... variety of illnesses or signs of infection. Blood chemistry test. Basic blood chemistry tests measure the levels ...

  2. PHYSICAL SIMULATION & TEST

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Crew Station/Turret Motion Based Simulator (CS/TMBS) Test station simulates operational scenarios The CS/TMBS is a high-capacity six-degrees-of-freedom test device....

  3. The non destructive testings

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    In this paper the author after having indicated the methods used in nondestructive testing presents 4 of these methods - X-ray and gamma radiography - ultrasonic testing - eddy current - acoustic emission

  4. Test Your Asthma Knowledge

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    ... Issue Past Issues Special Section Test Your Asthma Knowledge Past Issues / Fall 2007 Table of Contents For ... Asthma: A Chance to Heal / Test Your Asthma Knowledge Fall 2007 Issue: Volume 2 Number 4 Page ...

  5. Get Your Eyes Tested

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    ... Print This Topic En español Get Your Eyes Tested Browse Sections The Basics Overview Eye Exams Vision ... The Basics The Basics: Overview Have your eyes tested (examined) regularly to help find problems early, when ...

  6. Screening Tests and Vaccines

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    ... Contact Us Text size | Print | Screening Tests and Vaccines This information in Spanish ( en español ) Getting important screening tests and vaccines can save your life. Check this section of ...

  7. Understanding Laboratory Tests

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    ... and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the development and marketing of all laboratory tests that use test kits ... at the National Institutes of Health FOLLOW US Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Google+ LinkedIn GovDelivery RSS CONTACT ...

  8. CSD skin test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003385.htm CSD skin test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The cat scratch disease (CSD) skin test was once used to help ...

  9. Campylobacter serology test

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    ... a blood test to look for antibodies to bacteria called campylobacter. ... An abnormal (positive) result means that antibodies against ... with the bacteria. Tests are often repeated during the course of ...

  10. Vitamin A blood test

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003570.htm Vitamin A blood test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The vitamin A test measures the level of vitamin A ...

  11. HPV and HPV Testing

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    ... Close + - Text Size HPV and HPV Testing Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) What are viruses? Viruses are very ... does it mean? If you have cervical human papilloma virus (HPV) infection and an abnormal Pap test ...

  12. Variable Attitude Test Stand

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Variable Attitude Test Stand designed and built for testing of the V-22 tilt rotor aircraft propulsion system, is used to evaluate the effect of aircraft flight...

  13. HIV Antibody Test

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    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? HIV Antibody and HIV Antigen (p24) Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: HIV Screening Tests; AIDS Test; AIDS Screen; HIV Serology; ...

  14. Integrated Usability Testing

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    Andrei Ternauciuc

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available It is essential to regularly test the usability of a learning management system, in order to ensure a fast adoption by new users and rapidly shift the focus from the platform to the content and the learning experience. Quantitative testing yields the most reliable results due to the large number of data points acquired, but lacks the in-depth analysis of the qualitative research from a controlled testing setup. We are proposing in this paper an integrated usability testing tool, which can replace a certain type of laboratory testing, where the users’ actions on the real platform are measured and analyzed. We conducted tests with the tool and compared the results with a small scale laboratory test using the same scenarios. The results seem to confirm the proposed tool as a viable alternative to the laboratory test.

  15. Environmental Test Facility (ETF)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Environmental Test Facility (ETF) provides non-isolated shock testing for stand-alone equipment and full size cabinets under MIL-S-901D specifications. The ETF...

  16. Quadruple screen test

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    ... screen; Multiple marker screening; AFP plus; Triple screen test; AFP maternal; MSAFP; 4-marker screen; Down syndrome - ... This test is most often done between the 15th and 22nd weeks of the pregnancy. It is most accurate ...

  17. Hepatitis B Test

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    ... limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Hepatitis B Testing Share this page: Was this page helpful? Also known as: HBV Tests; Hep B; anti-HBs; Hepatitis B Surface Antibody; HBsAg; Hepatitis ...

  18. Lyme Disease Tests

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    ... be limited. Home Visit Global Sites Search Help? Lyme Disease Tests Share this page: Was this page helpful? ... else I should know? How is it used? Lyme disease tests are used to determine if a person ...

  19. Atlantic Test Range (ATR)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — ATR controls fully-instrumented and integrated test ranges that provide full-service support for cradle-to-grave testing. Airspace and surface target areas are used...

  20. Rapid Lead Screening Test

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    ... Medical Procedures In Vitro Diagnostics Lab Tests Rapid Lead Screening Test Share Tweet Linkedin Pin it More ... reducing the need for a follow-up visit. Lead Risk Links Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( ...

  1. Urine specific gravity test

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    ... medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003587.htm Urine specific gravity test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Urine specific gravity is a laboratory test that shows the concentration ...

  2. Testing for HIV

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    ... Medical Devices Radiation-Emitting Products Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Animal & Veterinary Cosmetics Tobacco Products Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Home Vaccines, Blood & Biologics Safety & Availability (Biologics) HIV Home Test Kits Testing for HIV Share Tweet Linkedin Pin it More ...

  3. Insensitive Munitions Testing

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Insensitive Munitions Testing at RTC is conducted (IAW MILSTD-2105) at Test Area 4. Our engineers and technicians obtain data for hazards classification and safety...

  4. HPV DNA test

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    The HPV DNA test is used to check for high-risk HPV infection in women. HPV infection around the genitals is ... warts spread when you have sex. The HPV-DNA test is generally not recommended for detecting low- ...

  5. Learning Android application testing

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    Blundell, Paul

    2015-01-01

    If you are an Android developer looking to test your applications or optimize your application development process, then this book is for you. No previous experience in application testing is required.

  6. Learning Python testing

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    Arbuckle, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    This book is ideal if you want to learn about the testing disciplines and automated testing tools from a hands-on, conversational guide. You should already know Python and be comfortable with Python 3.

  7. Growth hormone test

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    ... page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003706.htm Growth hormone test To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. The growth hormone test measures the amount of growth hormone in ...

  8. Cholesterol testing and results

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000386.htm Cholesterol testing and results To use the sharing features ... can tell you what your goal should be. Cholesterol Tests Some cholesterol is considered good and some ...

  9. Lung diffusion testing

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    ... this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003854.htm Lung diffusion testing To use the sharing features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Lung diffusion testing measures how well the lungs exchange ...

  10. Ballistic Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The Ballistic Test Facility is comprised of two outdoor and one indoor test ranges, which are all instrumented for data acquisition and analysis. Full-size aircraft...

  11. Static Loads Test Facility

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — FUNCTION: Provides the capability to perform large-scale structural loads testing on spacecraft and other structures. Results from these tests can be used to verify...

  12. Tests in Print II: An Index to Tests, Test Reviews, and the Literature on Specific Tests.

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    Buros, Oscar K., Ed.

    Tests in Print II is a comprehensive, annotated bibliography of all in-print tests published as separates for use with English-speaking subjects. The 1,155 two-column pages list 2,467 tests in print as of early 1974; 16,574 references through 1971 on specific tests; a reprinting of the 1974 APA-AERA-NCME Standards for Educational andPsychological…

  13. Blade Testing Trends (Presentation)

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    Desmond, M.

    2014-08-01

    As an invited guest speaker, Michael Desmond presented on NREL's NWTC structural testing methods and capabilities at the 2014 Sandia Blade Workshop held on August 26-28, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM. Although dynamometer and field testing capabilities were mentioned, the presentation focused primarily on wind turbine blade testing, including descriptions and capabilities for accredited certification testing, historical methodology and technology deployment, and current research and development activities.

  14. Tubing weld cracking test

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    A tubing weld cracking (TWC) test was developed for applications involving advanced austenitic alloys (such as modified 800H and 310HCbN). Compared to the Finger hot cracking test, the TWC test shows an enhanced ability to evaluate the crack sensitivity of tubing materials. The TWC test can evaluate the cracking tendency of base as well as filter materials. Thus, it is a useful tool for tubing suppliers, filler metal producers and fabricators

  15. Sperm function test

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    Pankaj Talwar; Suryakant Hayatnagarkar

    2015-01-01

    With absolute normal semen analysis parameters it may not be necessary to shift to specialized tests early but in cases with borderline parameters or with history of fertilization failure in past it becomes necessary to do a battery of tests to evaluate different parameters of spermatozoa. Various sperm function tests are proposed and endorsed by different researchers in addition to the routine evaluation of fertility. These tests detect function of a certain part of spermatozoon and give ins...

  16. Uniform Test Assembly

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    Belov, Dmitry I.

    2008-01-01

    In educational practice, a test assembly problem is formulated as a system of inequalities induced by test specifications. Each solution to the system is a test, represented by a 0-1 vector, where each element corresponds to an item included (1) or not included (0) into the test. Therefore, the size of a 0-1 vector equals the number of items "n"…

  17. Security Testing: A Survey

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    Felderer, M.; Büchlein, M.; Johns, M; Brucker, A.D.; Breu, R.; Pretschner, A.

    2015-01-01

    Identifying vulnerabilities and ensuring security functionality by security testing is a widely applied measure to evaluate and improve the security of software. Due to the openness of modern software-based systems, applying appropriate security testing techniques is of growing importance and essential to perform effective and efficient security testing. Therefore, an overview of actual security testing techniques is of high value both for researchers to evaluate and refine the techniques and...

  18. Diagnosing the Diagnostic Test

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    Popham, W. James

    2009-01-01

    Scads of pseudodiagnostic tests are peddled by commercial vendors who recognize that desperate educators will do almost anything to dodge an impending accountability cataclysm. And this "almost anything" includes buying tests that promise to help a teacher raise test scores--even if they don't. Accordingly, today's educators need to be aware of…

  19. Blood Test: Glucose

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    ... Things to Know About Zika & Pregnancy Blood Test: Glucose KidsHealth > For Parents > Blood Test: Glucose Print A A A Text Size What's in ... de sangre: glucosa What It Is A blood glucose test measures the amount of glucose (the main ...

  20. Parvovirus B19 Test

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    ... be done. Viral detection If a parvovirus B19 DNA test is positive, then the person is currently infected ... The PCR assay is used to detect viral DNA and is the optimal method for detecting chronic ... a reticulocyte test may be performed along with parvovirus B19 testing ...

  1. Automated Web Applications Testing

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    Alexandru Dan CĂPRIŢĂ

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Unit tests are a vital part of several software development practicesand processes such as Test-First Programming, Extreme Programming andTest-Driven Development. This article shortly presents the software quality andtesting concepts as well as an introduction to an automated unit testingframework for PHP web based applications.

  2. About Instruction Sequence Testing

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    J.A. Bergstra

    2012-01-01

    Software testing is presented as a so-called theme within which different authors and groups have defined different subjects each of these subjects having a different focus on testing. A uniform concept of software testing is non-existent and the space of possible coherent perspectives on software t

  3. Test Reviewing in Germany

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    Hagemeister, Carmen; Kersting, Martin; Stemmler, Gerhard

    2012-01-01

    In 2006, a (new) German standard for test reviewing was passed (Testkuratorium, 2006). There was already a European standard in place (European Federation of Psychologists' Associations, 2008). This article presents the German standard for test reviewing and explains how the German test review system was derived from demands in the German standard…

  4. Testing for central symmetry

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    Einmahl, John; Gan, Zhuojiong

    2016-01-01

    Omnibus tests for central symmetry of a bivariate probability distribution are proposed. The test statistics compare empirical measures of opposite regions. Under rather weak conditions, we establish the asymptotic distribution of the test statistics under the null hypothesis; it follows that they a

  5. Aldosterone and Renin Test

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    ... are used to treat high blood pressure. Stress, exercise, and pregnancy can also affect the test results. Coffee, tea or cola can affect the 24-hour urine sample test. Your doctor will tell you if you should change the amount of ... routine before aldosterone testing. Licorice may mimic aldosterone ...

  6. Testing Backbone.js

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    Roemer, Ryan

    2013-01-01

    This book is packed with the step by step tutorial and instructions in recipe format helping you setup test infrastructure and gradually advance your skills to plan, develop, and test your backbone applications.If you are a JavaScript developer looking for recipes to create and implement test support for your backbone application, then this book is ideal for you.

  7. Testing Technology, June 1992

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    Getsch, B; Floyd, H L; Parrott, L; Van Arsdall, A

    1992-01-01

    This report highlights the following topics: Photon Correlation Spectroscopy--a new application in jet fuel analysis, Testing news in brief; Solar test facility supports space station research; Shock isolation technique developed for piezoresistive accelerometer; High-speed photography captures Distant Image measurements; and, Radiation effects test revised for CMOS electronics.

  8. Follow-Up Testing

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    Follow-up Testing Follow-up testing is conducted to ensure that antibody levels are returning to normal, indicating that the intestine is healing on the ... has entered the diet. How often should follow-up testing occur? New celiacs should receive follow-up ...

  9. The Tyranny of Testing.

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    Sternberg, Robert J.

    1989-01-01

    Standardized tests which measure a narrow span of intelligence unfairly penalize students whose strengths don't fall within that range. Three kinds of intelligence (analytical, creative, practical) are discussed. Sternberg's Triarchic Abilities Test, currently being test-piloted, assesses all three aspects of intelligence in contrast to current…

  10. Toroid magnet test facility

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    2002-01-01

    Because of its exceptional size, it was not feasible to assemble and test the Barrel Toroid - made of eight coils - as an integrated toroid on the surface, prior to its final installation underground in LHC interaction point 1. It was therefore decided to test these eight coils individually in a dedicated test facility.

  11. Prevalência de fatores de risco para doenças crônicas não-transmissíveis: impacto de 16 semanas de treinamento futebolístico em índices do estado nutricional e da aptidão física de praticantes de futebol society Prevalencia de los factores de riesgo en las enfermedades crónicas no transmisibles: impacto de 16 semanas de entrenamiento futbolístico en índices del estado nutricional y la aptitud física de practicantes de fútbol society Prevalence of risk factors of non-transmissible chronic diseases: the impact of 16 weeks of soccer training at nutritional status and physical aptitude indexes in society soccer practitioners

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    Luciano Meireles de Pontes

    2006-08-01

    semanas de entrenamiento futbolístico en índices de estado nutricional y de la aptitud física. MÉTODOS: Muestra: 45 individuos (38,6 ± 7,4 años, divididos en dos grupos: Experimental (G1 = 22 y Control (G2 = 23. G1 se sometió a un programa de entrenamiento de tres sesiones semanales en días alternados con duración de 90 minutos (min. G2 participó una vez por semana, de juegos de fútbol, con duración de 90 min. Las variables de investigación contemplaron FR para DCNT, indicadores antropométricos, análisis bioquímicos y de aptitud física. El análisis de los datos contó con la estadística descriptiva y la inferencia estadística mediante el SPSS 13.0. RESULTADOS: Las mayores prevalencias de FR apuntaron para: el sobrepeso (65,0%, historia familiar de cáncer (57,5% y cardiopatías (55,0% y hipertrigliceridemia (32,5%. G1 presentó disminución en la masa corporal (p = 0,007, circunferencia abdominal (p = 0,010, índice de masa corpórea (p = 0,007 y porcentaje de grasa (p = 0,004, hecho no observado en G2. En ambos grupos, los análisis del colesterol total, triglicéridos y glicosis en ayuno, no mostraron disminución significativa durante el periodo investigado (p > 0,05. G1 obtuvo mejores índices de consumo máximo de oxígeno (p = 0,011, resistencia muscular (p = 0,000 y flexibilidad (p = 0,000, lo que no ocurrió en G2. CONCLUSIÓN: Los futbolistas presentaron alta prevalencia de FR para DCNT. En términos generales, G1 obtuvo cambios satisfactorios en el estado nutricional y en la aptitud física durante el periodo de 16 semanas, condición no identificada en G2.The study objective is to identify the prevalence of risk factors (RF to non-transmissible chronic diseases (NTCD in society soccer practitioners and the impact of 16 weeks of soccer training in the nutritional status (NS and the physical ability index. METHODS: Sample: 45 individuals (38.6 ± 7.4 years, divided in two groups: experimental (G1 = 22 and control (G2 = 23. The G1 was submitted

  12. 100 statistical tests

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    Kanji, Gopal K

    2006-01-01

    This expanded and updated Third Edition of Gopal K. Kanji's best-selling resource on statistical tests covers all the most commonly used tests with information on how to calculate and interpret results with simple datasets. Each entry begins with a short summary statement about the test's purpose, and contains details of the test objective, the limitations (or assumptions) involved, a brief outline of the method, a worked example, and the numerical calculation. 100 Statistical Tests, Third Edition is the one indispensable guide for users of statistical materials and consumers of statistical information at all levels and across all disciplines.

  13. Le test detourne (The Test Turned Around).

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    Valderrania, Isabelle

    1994-01-01

    It is proposed that the multiple-choice test can be useful in helping language students understand the meaning of text better without overwhelming them. Techniques for drafting effective questions are discussed, and a sample list of questions is presented. (MSE)

  14. Nondestructive testing of weldings

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    Today the nondestructive testing of materials with transverse weldings would be often neglect. Because the production of this parts will get more expensive it is interesting to test the parts eg. cans with ultrasound. Within this research program we developed a testing device for automatically testing of materials with transverse weldings, e.g. tubes. Functional characteristics: after putting in the test tube in the testing device the transducer is adjusted automatically to the best adjustment. This takes place with three step motors. The mechanic of adjustments gets its information from an optimal computer. The optimal computer processes the signals, which it gets from the automatic evaluator during the adjustment and stores the optimal adjustment parameters. With an additional equipment on can identify the exact source of error, if the testing device turns out and the repairing of the part can take place very fast. With an appropiate mechanical science the devide is useable in a production line with high flow rate. (orig.)

  15. Pendulum detector testing device

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    A detector testing device is described which provides consistent, cost-effective, repeatable results. The testing device is primarily constructed of PVC plastic and other non-metallic materials. Sensitivity of a walk-through detector system can be checked by: (1) providing a standard test object simulating the mass, size and material content of a weapon or other contraband, (2) suspending the test object in successive positions, such as head, waist and ankle levels, simulating where the contraband might be concealed on a person walking through the detector system; and (3) swinging the suspended object through each of the positions, while operating the detector system and observing its response. The test object is retained in a holder in which the orientation of the test device or target can be readily changed, to properly complete the testing requirements. 5 figs

  16. Relationships between Grades in the Components of Freshman Music Theory and Selected Background Variables.

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    Harrison, Carole S.

    1990-01-01

    Determines how academic ability, music experience, and musical aptitude contribute to grade prediction in the written-work, ear-training, sight-singing, and keyboard-harmonics portions of two college freshman music theory courses. Finds Scholastic Aptitude Test mathematics scores the best predictor of grades in written work and ear training.…

  17. The Relationship among Beginning and Advanced American Sign Language Students and Credentialed Interpreters across Two Domains of Visual Imagery: Vividness and Manipulation

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    Stauffer, Linda K.

    2010-01-01

    Given the visual-gestural nature of ASL it is reasonable to assume that visualization abilities may be one predictor of aptitude for learning ASL. This study tested a hypothesis that visualization abilities are a foundational aptitude for learning a signed language and that measurements of these skills will increase as students progress from…

  18. The Utility of Job Dimensions Based on Form B of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) in a Job Component Validation Model. Report No. 5.

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    Marquardt, Lloyd D.; McCormick, Ernest J.

    The study involved the use of a structured job analysis instrument called the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) as the direct basis for the establishment of the job component validity of aptitude tests (that is, a procedure for estimating the aptitude requirements for jobs strictly on the basis of job analysis data). The sample of jobs used…

  19. Nemesis Autonomous Test System

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    Barltrop, Kevin J.; Lee, Cin-Young; Horvath, Gregory A,; Clement, Bradley J.

    2012-01-01

    A generalized framework has been developed for systems validation that can be applied to both traditional and autonomous systems. The framework consists of an automated test case generation and execution system called Nemesis that rapidly and thoroughly identifies flaws or vulnerabilities within a system. By applying genetic optimization and goal-seeking algorithms on the test equipment side, a "war game" is conducted between a system and its complementary nemesis. The end result of the war games is a collection of scenarios that reveals any undesirable behaviors of the system under test. The software provides a reusable framework to evolve test scenarios using genetic algorithms using an operation model of the system under test. It can automatically generate and execute test cases that reveal flaws in behaviorally complex systems. Genetic algorithms focus the exploration of tests on the set of test cases that most effectively reveals the flaws and vulnerabilities of the system under test. It leverages advances in state- and model-based engineering, which are essential in defining the behavior of autonomous systems. It also uses goal networks to describe test scenarios.

  20. Testing On Computers

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    Michael Russell

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available Russell and Haney (1997 reported that open-ended test items administered on paper may underestimate the achievement of students accustomed to writing on computers. This study builds on Russell and Haney's work by examining the effect of taking open-ended tests on computers and on paper for students with different levels of computer skill. Using items from the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, this study focuses on language arts, science and math tests administered to eighth grade students. In addition, information on students' prior computer use and keyboarding speed was collected. Unlike the previous study that found large effects for open-ended writing and science items, this study reports mixed results. For the science test, performance on computers had a positive group effect. For the two language arts tests, an overall group effect was not found. However, for students whose keyboarding speed is at least 0.5 or one-half of a standard deviation above the mean, performing the language arts test on computer had a moderate positive effect. Conversely, for students whose keyboarding speed was 0.5 standard deviations below the mean, performing the tests on computer had a substantial negative effect. For the math test, performing the test on computer had an overall negative effect, but this effect became less pronounced as keyboarding speed increased. Implications are discussed in terms of testing policies and future research.

  1. Sperm function test.

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    Talwar, Pankaj; Hayatnagarkar, Suryakant

    2015-01-01

    With absolute normal semen analysis parameters it may not be necessary to shift to specialized tests early but in cases with borderline parameters or with history of fertilization failure in past it becomes necessary to do a battery of tests to evaluate different parameters of spermatozoa. Various sperm function tests are proposed and endorsed by different researchers in addition to the routine evaluation of fertility. These tests detect function of a certain part of spermatozoon and give insight on the events in fertilization of the oocyte. The sperms need to get nutrition from the seminal plasma in the form of fructose and citrate (this can be assessed by fructose qualitative and quantitative estimation, citrate estimation). They should be protected from the bad effects of pus cells and reactive oxygen species (ROS) (leukocyte detection test, ROS estimation). Their number should be in sufficient in terms of (count), structure normal to be able to fertilize eggs (semen morphology). Sperms should have intact and functioning membrane to survive harsh environment of vagina and uterine fluids (vitality and hypo-osmotic swelling test), should have good mitochondrial function to be able to provide energy (mitochondrial activity index test). They should also have satisfactory acrosome function to be able to burrow a hole in zona pellucida (acrosome intactness test, zona penetration test). Finally, they should have properly packed DNA in the nucleus to be able to transfer the male genes (nuclear chromatic decondensation test) to the oocyte during fertilization. PMID:26157295

  2. Sperm function test

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    Pankaj Talwar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available With absolute normal semen analysis parameters it may not be necessary to shift to specialized tests early but in cases with borderline parameters or with history of fertilization failure in past it becomes necessary to do a battery of tests to evaluate different parameters of spermatozoa. Various sperm function tests are proposed and endorsed by different researchers in addition to the routine evaluation of fertility. These tests detect function of a certain part of spermatozoon and give insight on the events in fertilization of the oocyte. The sperms need to get nutrition from the seminal plasma in the form of fructose and citrate (this can be assessed by fructose qualitative and quantitative estimation, citrate estimation. They should be protected from the bad effects of pus cells and reactive oxygen species (ROS (leukocyte detection test, ROS estimation. Their number should be in sufficient in terms of (count, structure normal to be able to fertilize eggs (semen morphology. Sperms should have intact and functioning membrane to survive harsh environment of vagina and uterine fluids (vitality and hypo-osmotic swelling test, should have good mitochondrial function to be able to provide energy (mitochondrial activity index test. They should also have satisfactory acrosome function to be able to burrow a hole in zona pellucida (acrosome intactness test, zona penetration test. Finally, they should have properly packed DNA in the nucleus to be able to transfer the male genes (nuclear chromatic decondensation test to the oocyte during fertilization.

  3. GIRAFFE test results summary

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    Yokobori, S.; Arai, K.; Oikawa, H. [Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki (Japan)

    1996-03-01

    A passive system can provide engineered safety features enhancing safety system reliability and plant simplicity. Toshiba has conducted the test Program to demonstrate the feasibility of the SBWR passive safety system using a full-height, integral system test facility GIRAFFE. The test facility GIRAFFE models the SBWR in full height to correctly present the gravity driving head forces with a 1/400 volume scale. The GIRAFFE test Program includes the certification tests of the passive containment cooling system (PCCS) to remove the post-accident decay heat and the gravity driven cooling system (GDCS) to replenish the reactor coolant inventory during a LOCA. The test results have confirmed the PCCS and GDCS design and in addition, have demonstrated the operation of the pCCS with the presence of a lighter-than-steam noncondensable as well as with the presence of a heavier-than-steam, noncondensable. The GIRAFFE test Program has also provided the database to qualify a best estimate thermal-hydraulic computer code TRAC. The post test analysis results have shown that TRAC can accurately predict the PCCS heat removal Performance and the containment pressure response to a LOCA. This paper summarizes the GIRAFFE test results to investigate post-LOCA PCCS heat removal performance and post-test analysis using TRAC.

  4. Standard Test Method for Sandwich Corrosion Test

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    2009-01-01

    1.1 This test method defines the procedure for evaluating the corrosivity of aircraft maintenance chemicals, when present between faying surfaces (sandwich) of aluminum alloys commonly used for aircraft structures. This test method is intended to be used in the qualification and approval of compounds employed in aircraft maintenance operations. 1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information. 1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazard statements appear in Section 9.

  5. Test Results for CSTR Test 4

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    Lee, D.D.

    2001-05-31

    One of the 3 technologies currently being developed for the Savannah River Salt Waste Processing Program is the Small-Tank Tetraphenylborate Process (STTP). This process uses sodium tetraphenylborate to precipitate and remove radioactive Cs from the waste and monosodium titanate to sorb and remove radioactive Sr and actinides. ORNL is demonstrating this process at the 1:4000 scale using a 20-liter continuous-flow stirred tank reactor (CSTR) system. The primary goal of Test 4 was to verify that the STTP process could achieve and maintain the necessary Cs decontamination while TPB was actively decomposing. Even with TPB being decomposed by the off-normal conditions of this test, the decontaimination factor for {sup 137}Cs obtained for the filtrate from the Slurry Concentrating Tank ranged from 47,000 to 646,000, exceeding the WAC standard.

  6. Automated Test Stand for HEV Capacitor Testing

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    Seiber, Larry Eugene [ORNL; Armstrong, Gary [Maverick Systems

    2007-01-01

    As capacitor manufacturers race to meet the needs of the hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) of the future, many trade-offs at the system level as well as the component level must be considered. Even though the ultra-capacitor has the spot light for recent research and development (R&D) for HEVs, the electrostatic capacitor is also the subject of R&D (for HEVs as well as wireless communications). The Department of Energy has funded the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Power Electronic and Electric Machinery Research Center to develop an automated test to aid in the independent testing of prototype electrostatic capacitors. This paper describes the design and development of such a stand.

  7. Pilocarpine iontophoresis test

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    Hjortskov, N; Jepsen, Leif; Nielsen, B;

    1995-01-01

    The pilocarpine iontophoresis test (P-test) is used as a predictor of the capacity to produce sweat. Therefore, we studied the reproducibility of this test in 12 normal subjects on 10 consecutive days. Furthermore, we determined whether the P-test reflects whole-body and regional sweat secretion...... during exercise in the heat. Finally, we determined whether the P-test stimulates the eccrine sweat glands to maximal sweat secretion. Six growth hormone-deficient (GHD) patients who are known to have decreased sweating, and 11 healthy control subjects were studied. To induce maximal sweat secretion......, the patients exercised on a bicycle ergometer at a workload corresponding to 40% of their maximal aerobic power (VO2max). The 11 healthy subjects exercised at a workload of 150 W. All subjects exercised for 60 min in ambient air at 35 degrees C, with 50% relative humidity. The P-test showed a mean day...

  8. Dismantling the Mantel tests

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    Guillot, Gilles; Rousset, François

    2012-01-01

    1. The simple and partialMantel tests are routinely used in many areas of evolutionary biology to assess the significance of the association between two ormorematrices of distances relative to the same pairs of individuals or demes. Partial Mantel tests rather than simple Mantel tests are widely...... used to assess the relationship between two variables displaying some form of structure. 2. We show that contrary to a widely shared belief, partialMantel tests are not valid in this case, and their bias remains close to that of the simpleMantel test. 3. We confirm that strong biases are expected under...... a sampling design and spatial correlation parameter drawn from an actual study. 4. TheMantel tests should not be used in case autocorrelation is suspected in both variables compared under the null hypothesis.We outline alternative strategies. The R code used for our computer simulations is...

  9. Standard environmental test methods

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    Schafer, D R

    1983-12-01

    This guide to uniformity in testing is intended primarily as an aid to persons responsible for designing, developing, and performing environmental tests. It will also be of use to those concerned with production, evaluation, and quality control and assurance. Checklists for preparing the environmental testing portion of product specifications are included, as are copies of Process Standards covering the instrumentation, equipment, and methods for use in environmental testing of Sandia National Laboratories components. Techniques and equipment are constantly improving. This version of SC-4452 reflects current state-of-the-art and practice in environmental testing. Previously existing sections of the document have ben updated and new ones have been added, e.g., Transient Testing on Vibration Machines.

  10. Crowdsourcing for Usability Testing

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    Liu, Di; Kuipers, Rebecca; Bias, Randolph

    2012-01-01

    While usability evaluation is critical to designing usable websites, traditional usability testing can be both expensive and time consuming. The advent of crowdsourcing platforms such as Amazon Mechanical Turk and CrowdFlower offer an intriguing new avenue for performing remote usability testing with potentially many users, quick turn-around, and significant cost savings. To investigate the potential of such crowdsourced usability testing, we conducted two similar (though not completely parallel) usability studies which evaluated a graduate school's website: one via a traditional usability lab setting, and the other using crowdsourcing. While we find crowdsourcing exhibits some notable limitations in comparison to the traditional lab environment, its applicability and value for usability testing is clearly evidenced. We discuss both methodological differences for crowdsourced usability testing, as well as empirical contrasts to results from more traditional, face-to-face usability testing.

  11. Tests, testing, and tested - we need to critically evaluate the meaning of tests in psychiatry.

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    Berger, Douglas M

    2013-04-01

    This article describes clinical pitfalls in our concepts of what it means for an illness, diagnosis, or evaluation and treatment methods to say that they have been "tested". This articles begins with the problems encountered in newborn testing for Krabbe Disease of the nervous system in New York State over the last few years as an example of a test that did not live up to its promise to help the society. Next, the article gives 3 examples of testing in psychiatry, 1. Psychological testing to make treatment decisions in children with depression, 2. Patient's and parents who have been told, or believe, that they have Asperger's disorder, and 3. The conclusions made about the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy based on clinical studies. The article's conclusion sums up these examples as reasons why we need to have a more practical and scientific approach to our understanding and implementation of tests used in our field. PMID:23825862

  12. Dismantling the Mantel tests

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    Guillot, Gilles

    The simple and partial Mantel tests are routinely used in many areas of evolutionary biology to assess the significance of the association between two or more matrices of distances relative to the same pairs of individuals or demes. Partial Mantel tests rather than simple Mantel tests are widely...... used to assess the relationship between two variables displaying some form of structure. We show that contrarily to a widely shared belief, partial Mantel tests are not valid in this case, and their bias remains close to that of the simple Mantel test. We confirm that strong biases are expected under a...... sampling design and spatial correlation parameter drawn from an actual study. The Mantel tests should not be used in case auto-correlation is suspected in both variables compared under the null hypothesis. We outline alternative strategies. The R code used for our computer simulations is distributed as...

  13. Team Exploratory Testing Sessions

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    Soili Saukkoriipi; Ilkka Tervonen

    2012-01-01

    Exploratory testing (ET) is popular, especially among agile development teams. In this paper, we study the team aspect in the ET context and explore how to use ET in team sessions to complement other testing activities. The goal was to define a team exploratory testing (TET) session approach and to provide evidence that the approach is worth using. A TET session approach is defined by means of parameters, roles, and process. Also, instructions for using the approach are given. The team is the...

  14. Nondestructive testing method

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    Nondestructive testing (NDT) is the use of physical and chemical methods for evaluating material integrity without impairing its intended usefulness or continuing service. Nondestructive tests are used by manufaturer's for the following reasons: 1) to ensure product reliability; 2) to prevent accidents and save human lives; 3) to aid in better product design; 4) to control manufacturing processes; and 5) to maintain a uniform quality level. Nondestructive testing is used extensively on power plants, oil and chemical refineries, offshore oil rigs and pipeline (NDT can even be conducted underwater), welds on tanks, boilers, pressure vessels and heat exchengers. NDT is now being used for testing concrete and composite materials. Because of the criticality of its application, NDT should be performed and the results evaluated by qualified personnel. There are five basic nondestructive examination methods: 1) liquid penetrant testing - method used for detecting surface flaws in materials. This method can be used for metallic and nonmetallic materials, portable and relatively inexpensive. 2) magnetic particle testing - method used to detect surface and subsurface flaws in ferromagnetic materials; 3) radiographic testing - method used to detect internal flaws and significant variation in material composition and thickness; 4) ultrasonic testing - method used to detect internal and external flaws in materials. This method uses ultrasonics to measure thickness of a material or to examine the internal structure for discontinuities. 5) eddy current testing - method used to detect surface and subsurface flaws in conductive materials. Not one nondestructive examination method can find all discontinuities in all of the materials capable of being tested. The most important consideration is for the specifier of the test to be familiar with the test method and its applicability to the type and geometry of the material and the flaws to be detected

  15. Tests of Machine Intelligence

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    Legg, Shane

    2007-01-01

    Although the definition and measurement of intelligence is clearly of fundamental importance to the field of artificial intelligence, no general survey of definitions and tests of machine intelligence exists. Indeed few researchers are even aware of alternatives to the Turing test and its many derivatives. In this paper we fill this gap by providing a short survey of the many tests of machine intelligence that have been proposed.

  16. Psychological Test Validity

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    Gessmann H.-W.

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a theoretical overview of current aspects about the validity problems of psychological tests. The article demonstrates the importance of the development of psychological tests and the scientific studies of their validity, describes the different types of validity and the possible ways of measurement and determination of the validity coefficients. The paper is recommended for researchers, whose work is dedicated to the development, modification or adaptation of the psychological test.

  17. Web Application Security Testing

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    Bukovský, Ondřej

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this bachelor's thesis is to present the topic of web applications security. The purpose of the first, theoretical part of this work is to introduce and describe fundamentals like web security or penetration testing. OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) and their ten most critical web applications security risks are presented in the rest of the first part. Second, practical part describes tested web application and defines purpose and scope of penetration tests. Then t...

  18. Accelerated cyclic corrosion tests

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    Prošek T.

    2016-01-01

    Accelerated corrosion testing is indispensable for material selection, quality control and both initial and residual life time prediction for bare and painted metallic, polymeric, adhesive and other materials in atmospheric exposure conditions. The best known Neutral Salt Spray (NSS) test provides unrealistic conditions and poor correlation to exposures in atmosphere. Modern cyclic accelerated corrosion tests include intermittent salt spray, wet and dry phases and eventually other technical p...

  19. Automatic test suite evolution

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    Mirzaaghaei, Mehdi; Pezzè, Mauro

    2013-01-01

    Software testing is one of the most common approaches to verify software systems. Despite of many automated techniques proposed in the literature, test cases are often generated manually. When a software system evolves during development and maintenance to accommodate requirement changes, bug fixes, or functionality extensions, test cases may become obsolete, and software developers need to evolve them to verify the new version of the software system. Due to time pressure and effort requir...

  20. GRE physics test

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    Fakhrudin, Hasan

    2010-01-01

    Designed for students and professionals looking to advance their careers, our test prep gives you everything you need to succeed. Focused chapter reviews cover all the information tested on the GRE Physics exam. Each review chapter contains examples to reinforce key concepts. The book includes four full-length practice tests based on the most recent GRE Physics exam. Each test contains every type of question that can be expected on the GRE so you can “practice for real” and boost your confidence before taking the exam.