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2006 Graduation And Hooding Ceremony For Juris Doctor Graduates, Nova Southeastern University Dec 2006

2006 Graduation And Hooding Ceremony For Juris Doctor Graduates, Nova Southeastern University

NSU Commencement Programs

No abstract provided.


The Current Volume 17 : Issue 14, Nova Southeastern University Dec 2006

The Current Volume 17 : Issue 14, Nova Southeastern University

The Current

No abstract provided.


The Current Volume 17 : Issue 13, Nova Southeastern University Dec 2006

The Current Volume 17 : Issue 13, Nova Southeastern University

The Current

No abstract provided.


Discussing Laddering Application By The Means-End Chain Theory , Tânia Modesto Veludo-De-Oliveira, Ana Akemi Ikeda, Marcos Cortez Campomar Dec 2006

Discussing Laddering Application By The Means-End Chain Theory , Tânia Modesto Veludo-De-Oliveira, Ana Akemi Ikeda, Marcos Cortez Campomar

The Qualitative Report

This article aims at analyzing laddering as a technique of qualitative research, emphasizing the procedures for data collection, analysis and interpretation, and its main limitations as well. “Laddering refers to an in-depth, one-on-one interviewing technique used to develop an understanding of how consumers translate the attributes of products into meaningful associations with respect to self, following means-end theory” (Reynolds & Gutman, 1988, p. 12). The critical literature review shows that laddering is useful in studies on human behavior, especially those related to the Means-End Chain (MEC) model. For a successful application, highly trained interviewers, homogeneous groups of respondents, and the Laddermap ...


Dialectical Inquiry: A Structured Qualitative Research Method , Eli Berniker, David E. Mcnabb Dec 2006

Dialectical Inquiry: A Structured Qualitative Research Method , Eli Berniker, David E. Mcnabb

The Qualitative Report

This paper presents Dialectical Inquiry (DI) as a structured qualitative research method for studying participant models of organizational processes. The method is applied to rich secondary anecdotal data on technology transfer, gathered by subject-matter experts in a large firm. DI assumes that the imposition of a dialectical structure will produce emergent theories in tacit use by organizational actors. As such, it serves as a meta-structure for grounded rese arch. Three competing models were discovered in the data. Each model was analyzed in the context of other models to reveal governing assumptions and counter assumptions. It is demonstrated that each model ...


A Critique Of The Capacity Of Strauss’ Grounded Theory For Prediction, Change, And Control In Organisational Strategy Via A Grounded Theorisation Of Leisure And Cultural Strategy, Ali Bakar, Vian Bakir Dec 2006

A Critique Of The Capacity Of Strauss’ Grounded Theory For Prediction, Change, And Control In Organisational Strategy Via A Grounded Theorisation Of Leisure And Cultural Strategy, Ali Bakar, Vian Bakir

The Qualitative Report

In this paper we critique grounded theory’s ability to fulfil its aim of offering a practical vehicle for prediction, change, and control as stipulated in grounded theory’s original formulation by Glaser and Strauss, and later developed by Strauss. We do this through a case study approach, whereby we develop a grounded theory of leisure and cultural strategy within a local authority, and critically reflect on the process of grounded theorisation, together with its implications for generating practical tools in that most practical of academic fields; organisational strategy. We demonstrate that despite generating good grounded theory on leisure and ...


The Pre-Conceptual Map Methodology: Development And Application , Shellie Hipsky Dec 2006

The Pre-Conceptual Map Methodology: Development And Application , Shellie Hipsky

The Qualitative Report

The objective of this article is to present the Pre-Conceptual Map methodology as a formalized way to identify, document, and utilize preconceived assumptions on the part of the researcher in qualitative inquiry. This technique can be used as a stand alone method or in conjunction with other qualitative techniques (i.e., naturalistic inquiry). This document explains how to utilize the process and includes specific examples based on a formal study of the pilot of The Drama Discovery Curriculum. The article highlights the Pre-Conceptual Map methodology for use by other researchers by examining: the need for the methodology, how it is ...


Elaborating The Grounding Of The Knowledge Base On Language And Learning For Preservice Literacy Teachers, Carolyn L. Piazza, Cynthia Wallat Dec 2006

Elaborating The Grounding Of The Knowledge Base On Language And Learning For Preservice Literacy Teachers, Carolyn L. Piazza, Cynthia Wallat

The Qualitative Report

This purpose of this article is to present a qualitative inquiry into the genesis of sociolinguistic s and the contributions of eight sociolinguistic pioneers. This inquiry, based on an historical interpretation of events, reformulates the concept of validation as the social construction of a scientific knowledge base, and explicates three themes that offer a set of sociolinguistic constructs, questions, and propositions that can provide aspiring teachers with a frame of reference and set of guidelines for teaching language and literacy. An implication section, at the end of the article, illustrates sociolinguistic components that can be added to course syllabi in ...


Southern Rural Public Schools: A Study Of Teacher Perspectives , Leah P. Mccoy Dec 2006

Southern Rural Public Schools: A Study Of Teacher Perspectives , Leah P. Mccoy

The Qualitative Report

This ethnography explores teachers’ perspectives of the cultural issues affecting academic performance in twelve public high schools in rural Mississippi and Louisiana. Fr om a thematic analysis of the tape-recorded interviews of forty-one mathematics teachers, five categories emerged, each comprising a qualitative aspect of teaching high school in an economically depressed area of the deep South: society, race, students, families, and schools. Each of these categories is discussed and explicated using exemplars from the interviews to show how each category emerged from the data. In addition, the relationships among these categories, which form a destructive cycle of poverty, low expectations ...


Qualitative Research And Quilting: Advice For Novice Researchers , Leigh Ausband Dec 2006

Qualitative Research And Quilting: Advice For Novice Researchers , Leigh Ausband

The Qualitative Report

This paper relates how the author, a novice qualitative researcher, uses the familiar process of quilting to help her clarify the research process. Other novice researchers are advised to look around for similar connections they can make in their lives to assist with their research.


Meeting The Needs Of A Latino English Language Learner Through Teacher Research , Sylvia R. Taube, Barbara E. Polnick, Jacqueline Minor Lane Dec 2006

Meeting The Needs Of A Latino English Language Learner Through Teacher Research , Sylvia R. Taube, Barbara E. Polnick, Jacqueline Minor Lane

The Qualitative Report

Over the years, Ms. Lane’s third grade mathematics classroom had become increasingly diverse. Challenged by the growing population of English Language Learners (ELL) and he r need to change her teaching practice to meet their needs, Ms. Lane selected to study how best to teach one of her greatest challenges, Ana, a Latino ELL who also had a learning disability. Ms. Lane and her two university mentors found that using a collaborative action research model provided a structure for researching, designing, and implementing strategies that helped Ana improve her mathematics performance. The university mentors found that they, too, benefited ...


Negotiated Boundaries: Conceptual Locations Of Pregnancy And Childbirth , Shannon Houvouras Dec 2006

Negotiated Boundaries: Conceptual Locations Of Pregnancy And Childbirth , Shannon Houvouras

The Qualitative Report

Dominant notions of reproduction perceive childbearing as physical processes that take place within women’s bodies. This perception undermines non-physical components and removes men from the process. This project uses social constructionism to explore the locations women describe pregnancy and childbirth taking place in their childbearing narratives. Based on in-depth interviews with 15 mothers, findings reveal that women conceptualize childbearing as taking place in multiple locations: (1) within the female body, (2) within both the female body and a non-physical realm (e.g., emotional) of one or both partners, (3) detached from any particular location, and (4) within both partners ...


Preservice Teachers’ Professional Development In A Community Of Practice Summer Literacy Camp For Children At-Risk: A Sociocultural Perspective , Janet C. Richards Dec 2006

Preservice Teachers’ Professional Development In A Community Of Practice Summer Literacy Camp For Children At-Risk: A Sociocultural Perspective , Janet C. Richards

The Qualitative Report

This inquiry applied an innovative sociocultural framework to examine transformations in preservice teachers’ professional development as they worked with children at-risk in a summer literacy camp. The camp incorporated a community of practice model in which teams of master’s and doctoral students mentored small groups of preservice teachers. The study examined preservice teachers ’ learning following Rogoff’s (1995, 1997) notions of the personal, interpersonal, and community planes of analysis. The research also employed a postmodernist crystallization imagery to capture multiple perspectives on the preservice teachers’ growth. The study assigns importance to the contextual dimensions in which learning takes place ...


The Current Volume 17 : Issue 12, Nova Southeastern University Nov 2006

The Current Volume 17 : Issue 12, Nova Southeastern University

The Current

No abstract provided.


The Current Volume 17 : Issue 11, Nova Southeastern University Nov 2006

The Current Volume 17 : Issue 11, Nova Southeastern University

The Current

No abstract provided.


The Current Volume 17 : Issue 10, Nova Southeastern University Nov 2006

The Current Volume 17 : Issue 10, Nova Southeastern University

The Current

No abstract provided.


Open Source, Openness, And Higher Education , David Wiley Nov 2006

Open Source, Openness, And Higher Education , David Wiley

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Places To Go: Intute, Stephen Downes Nov 2006

Places To Go: Intute, Stephen Downes

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Open Source/Open Course Learning: Lessons For Educators From Free And Open Source Software , Robert Stephenson Nov 2006

Open Source/Open Course Learning: Lessons For Educators From Free And Open Source Software , Robert Stephenson

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Getting Open Source Software Into Schools: Strategies And Challenges , Gary Hepburn, Jan Buley Nov 2006

Getting Open Source Software Into Schools: Strategies And Challenges , Gary Hepburn, Jan Buley

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Harnessing Open Technologies To Promote Open Educational Knowledge Sharing , Toru Iiyoshi, Cheryl Richardson, Owen Mcgrath Nov 2006

Harnessing Open Technologies To Promote Open Educational Knowledge Sharing , Toru Iiyoshi, Cheryl Richardson, Owen Mcgrath

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Looking Toward The Future: A Case Study Of Open Source Software In The Humanities , Harvey Quamen Nov 2006

Looking Toward The Future: A Case Study Of Open Source Software In The Humanities , Harvey Quamen

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


From, By, And For The Ossd: Software Engineering Education Using An Open Source Software Approach, Kun Huang, Yifei Dong, Xun Ge Nov 2006

From, By, And For The Ossd: Software Engineering Education Using An Open Source Software Approach, Kun Huang, Yifei Dong, Xun Ge

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Maximal Clifford Semigroups Of Matrices, Edmond W. H. Lee Nov 2006

Maximal Clifford Semigroups Of Matrices, Edmond W. H. Lee

Mathematics Faculty Articles

All maximal Clifford semigroups of matrices are identified up to isomorphism. If the ground field of the matrices is finite, then there exists a unique Clifford semigroup of maximum order.


On The Cohomology Of Spatial Polygons In Euclidean Spaces, Vehbi Emrah Paksoy Nov 2006

On The Cohomology Of Spatial Polygons In Euclidean Spaces, Vehbi Emrah Paksoy

Mathematics Faculty Articles

Space of spatial polygons in Euclidean spaces has been studied extensively in [3, 1, 2]. There is a beautiful description of cohomology in [1]. In this paper we introduce another, easy to compute method to obtain the cohomology without using toric variety arguments. We also give a criterion for a polygon space to be Fano, thus, having ample anticanonical class.


Vision 2010: The Future Of Higher Education Business And Learning Applications , Patrick Carey, Bernard Gleason Nov 2006

Vision 2010: The Future Of Higher Education Business And Learning Applications , Patrick Carey, Bernard Gleason

Innovate: Journal of Online Education

No abstract provided.


Validity, Identification, And Distribution Of The Roundscale Spearfish, Tetrapturus Georgii (Teleostei: Istiophoridae): Morphological And Molecular Evidence, Mahmood S. Shivji, Jennifer E. Magnussen, Lawrence R. Beerkircher, George Hinteregger, Dennis W. Lee, Joseph E. Serafy, Eric D. Prince Nov 2006

Validity, Identification, And Distribution Of The Roundscale Spearfish, Tetrapturus Georgii (Teleostei: Istiophoridae): Morphological And Molecular Evidence, Mahmood S. Shivji, Jennifer E. Magnussen, Lawrence R. Beerkircher, George Hinteregger, Dennis W. Lee, Joseph E. Serafy, Eric D. Prince

Marine & Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles

The roundscale spearfish, Tetrapturus georgii Lowe, 1840, is known only from four specimens from the Mediterranean and eastern North Atlantic. Additional specimens have not been identified since 1961, making the validity and distribution of this species unclear. Analysis of 16 billfish specimens from the western North Atlantic on the basis of scale morphology, anus position, and mitochondrial DNA confirms the validity of this species and extends its distribution. Mid-lateral scales are soft, notably rounded anteriorly, and bear 2–3 points distinct from those of the sympatric longbill spearfish (Tetrapturus pfluegeri Robins and de Sylva, 1963) and white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus ...


Medical Education Digest, Vol. 8 No. 6 (November/December 2006), Nova Southeastern University Nov 2006

Medical Education Digest, Vol. 8 No. 6 (November/December 2006), Nova Southeastern University

Medical Education Digest

No abstract provided.


Volume 13, Number 2 (Fall 2006), Peace And Conflict Studies Nov 2006

Volume 13, Number 2 (Fall 2006), Peace And Conflict Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies

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The Current Volume 17 : Issue 9, Nova Southeastern University Oct 2006

The Current Volume 17 : Issue 9, Nova Southeastern University

The Current

No abstract provided.