This experiment observed the relationships between plants and pollinators at Youngdahl Conservation Area. We analyzed variations between plant morphology and the pollinators attracted using SPSS analyses.
Our project evaluated the diversity of invertebrate species in the Huzzah River at the Reis Biological Station, Crawford Co. Mo. We used kick nets to sample a one square meter area in both fast and slow, deep and shallow waters. The data collected was processed with SPSS to test any statistical significance.
An examination of the products of garbage incineration and the effects on human and environmental health. This pamphlet is directed towards the community at large as an informational tool; it informs the audience on the pollutants produced by incinerators and how they can help reduce the need for incinerators.
There is a critical shortage of mathematics teachers in the US. I studied several possible reasons for this shortage and their effects. In addition, I outline and detail possible solutions to this crisis.
According to the ANA Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (2004), the standards of professional performance for nurses include participating in activities which include research and resource utilization. This study will identify current resources utilized for social services. Using Systems Theory, a historical review of the social service resource guide including an evaluation of current website and updating of information was done. Each agency was notified of the current information during interviews. Many of the resources were changed (47 out of 82) with 29 remaining the same. Current access to social service resources will help meet health related needs of the population. Currently the Spanish website is being updated. Annual evaluation of resources and a publication of service information is important.
The incidence of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) has been increasing throughout the years. In the past, patients with IDDM have not had many options in the way they received their insulin doses. With the more recent improvements of the continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) it is becoming a more popular delivery method. Studies have shown conflicting evidence between the use of multiple daily injections (MDI) and the use of CSII in the management of IDDM. The ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation will be used to provide a framework for best practice in regard to insulin delivery methods.
Insulin has been used as a treatment for diabetes since the 1920’s. Until recently syringes and vials have been the primary delivery method. Pen devices are beginning to be used more frequently in the acute care and home settings. Patient satisfaction is increased with the pen devices because of decreased cost, convenience, accuracy, and safety. The pen has an easy-to-read dial, is more discreet, and contains a smaller needle that is less painful during injection. The purpose of this project will be to provide an evidence-based evaluation of insulin pen devices. The ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation will be used to provide a framework for best practice in regard to insulin pen devices.
The Ace Star Model of Knowledge Transformation is a cyclic model used to gain knowledge from evidenced-based research. There are five steps in the model. The first step is the discovery phase where new knowledge is gained through traditional research. During our discovery phase we found that more evidence-based research was needed before any conclusions can be made. The second step is the summary phase in which all available literature in regard to readiness was conducted in the form of systematic reviews. The third step is the translation phase which is the transformation of evidence summaries into actual practice. The fourth phase is the implementation phase. In this phase both individual and organizational practices are changed to comply with the evidence-based research. Lastly, an evaluation of the impact of evidence based practice of insulin pen devices on cost, safety, convenience, and accuracy are conducted and presented.
Infantile colic is a common issue among families today. Current practice indicates a gap in knowledge required for effective treatment of colic by health care professionals. Due to limited research and treatment options, health care providers must utilize Evidenced Based Practice in order to effectively guide treatment. Utilizing the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation, a literature review was performed. Throughout the research, a common theme emerged for the most effective treatment options for colic: hydrolysate formula, reduced stimulation, and improved parental responsiveness. However, a need for additional research evaluating other treatment options for colic still exists.
The objective of this study was to test the effects of framing, frustration, and interruption on decisions made under uncertainty. Results for the scenario from the original Tversky and Kahneman (1988) study were consistent with their original findings. There was a significant effect of interruption, and a significant framing x frustration interaction. Interruption made participants more risk-averse. Frustration removes the effects of positive and negative framing originally found by Tverksy and Kahneman. Scenarios created to be more relevant to students were not significant even though previous research suggests that emotional involvement makes framing effects stronger.
Previous research proposes a cyclical model of group development, but to date no measurement strategy had been created for it. This study applied an existing interaction process coding system (Group Development Observation System, or GDOS) to measure the cyclical model. Four classroom groups interacted over a span of 9 weeks on projects for part of their course grade, and completed self-report measures of group identification. Interaction was videotaped, transcribed, and coded using the GDOS. Six of seven interaction codes successfully identified the group identification stage (as measured by the self-report scores) of the cyclical model.
This study measures the relationship among group conversation patterns (bump-set-spike, over-the-net, ace, and interruptions) and group dynamic state (fixed, fluid, chaotic and complex). Three groups interacted over ten weeks on group projects for a grade. Group interactions were videotaped, transcribed and coded. Groups in complex and fluid states showed a strong positive relationship between proportion of bump-set-spike patterns and task performance; this relationship was weaker for fixed state groups. Group dynamic state was also distinguishable by amount of time spent in conversation versus silence, with fixed groups spending greater periods in silence, and complex groups spending greater periods in conversation.
This poster will be a summary of the contributions of Julian B. Rotter. It will discuss his applications of the social learning theory of personality. The basis of his theory is that personality represents an interaction of the individual with his or her environment.
The focal point of this poster will give an accurate biography and will explain the psychological contributions of Carl Jung. This poster will discuss the psyche which Jung thought was an important part of all psychological processes. It will emphasize his views on the unconscious, the archetypes, the psychological functions, as all as attributes of his theory.