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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409485/cohesion-network-analysis-of-cscl-participation
#1
Mihai Dascalu, Danielle S McNamara, Stefan Trausan-Matu, Laura K Allen
The broad use of computer-supported collaborative-learning (CSCL) environments (e.g., instant messenger-chats, forums, blogs in online communities, and massive open online courses) calls for automated tools to support tutors in the time-consuming process of analyzing collaborative conversations. In this article, the authors propose and validate the cohesion network analysis (CNA) model, housed within the ReaderBench platform. CNA, grounded in theories of cohesion, dialogism, and polyphony, is similar to social network analysis (SNA), but it also considers text content and discourse structure and, uniquely, uses automated cohesion indices to generate the underlying discourse representation...
April 13, 2017: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298593/learning-and-robustness-to-catch-and-release-fishing-in-a-shark-social-network
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Johann Mourier, Culum Brown, Serge Planes
Individuals can play different roles in maintaining connectivity and social cohesion in animal populations and thereby influence population robustness to perturbations. We performed a social network analysis in a reef shark population to assess the vulnerability of the global network to node removal under different scenarios. We found that the network was generally robust to the removal of nodes with high centrality. The network appeared also highly robust to experimental fishing. Individual shark catchability decreased as a function of experience, as revealed by comparing capture frequency and site presence...
March 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242512/evaluation-of-a-cross-cultural-training-program-for-pakistani-educators-lessons-learned-and-implications-for-program-planning
#3
Rebecca Mazur, Rebecca H Woodland
In this paper, we share the results of a summative evaluation of PEILI, a US-based adult professional development/training program for secondary school Pakistani teachers. The evaluation was guided by the theories of cultural competence (American Psychological Association, 2003; Bamberger, 1999; Wadsworth, 2001) and established frameworks for the evaluation of professional development/training and instructional design (Bennett, 1975; Guskey, 2002; King, 2014; Kirkpatrick, 1967). The explicit and implicit stakeholder assumptions about the connections between program resources, activities, outputs, and outcomes are described...
June 2017: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187343/a-study-of-best-practices-in-promoting-sustainable-urbanization-in-china
#4
Yongtao Tan, Hui Xu, Liudan Jiao, J Jorge Ochoa, Liyin Shen
In the past twenty years, various sustainable urban development policies and methods had been implemented within China, such that sustainable urbanization is now more widely accepted. Some of these policies and methods have been found to be successful in improving the sustainability of cities in China. Those practices can be defined as the best practices of sustainable urbanization, which can provide useful references for future urban developments. However, few existing studies examine how to learn from these best practices...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998404/-selection-of-peer-educators-for-sex-education-program-based-on-data-from-social-network-analysis-among-college-freshmen-students
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Y Yang, H Deng, F Yang, Y L Li
Objective: Through combining the results from social network analysis and willingness of the key actors, peer educators for sex education among freshmen to select peer educators for sex education. Methods: Self-developed questionnaires were used to collect information on related demographics, egocentric social networks and whole class-based unit-network. Descriptive analysis was applied. UCINET 6 was used to conduct social network analysis and to draw the whole networking graphs. Results: Classmates appeared as the most important behavior intimate social network (95...
December 10, 2016: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981653/social-network-analysis-in-medical-education-a-methodology-in-search-of-a-theory
#6
David Prideaux
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940342/social-learning-within-a-community-of-practice-investigating-interactions-about-evaluation-among-zoo-education-professionals
#7
Kathayoon Khalil, Nicole M Ardoin, Deborah Wojcik
The accessibility and ubiquity of zoos and aquariums-which reach over 700 million people worldwide annually-make them critical sites for science and environmental learning. Through educational offerings, these sites can generate excitement and curiosity about nature and motivate stewardship behavior, but only if their programs are high quality and meet the needs of their audiences. Evaluation is, therefore, critical: knowing what works, for whom, and under what conditions must be central to these organizations...
December 5, 2016: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939296/risk-factors-for-clonorchis-sinensis-infection-transmission-in-humans-in-northern-vietnam-a-descriptive-and-social-network-analysis-study
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Hoang Quang Vinh, Waraphon Phimpraphai, Sirikachorn Tangkawattana, John F Smith, Sasithorn Kaewkes, Do Trung Dung, Tran Thanh Duong, Banchob Sripa
Clonorchis sinensis is major fish-borne trematode, endemic in North Vietnam. Risk factors described so far include individual eating behaviors and environmental factors. Here, additional to conventional risk factors, we report on socially influenced liver fluke transmission in endemic communities. A cross-sectional study on risk factors and fish sharing networks was conducted in 4 villages of Gia Thinh Commune, Ninh Binh Province. A total of 510 residents in 272 households were recruited for risk factor analysis while 220 households, 28 fishermen and 10 fish-sellers were enrolled for social network study...
April 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893907/patterns-and-perceptions-of-asynchronous-video-discussion-in-a-graduate-health-sciences-course
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Mollie Cummins, Naresh Sundar Rajan, Chad Hodge, Ramkiran Gouripeddi
BACKGROUND: Studies of graduate online education indicate a need for increased interaction among students and faculty. However, it can be challenging to foster a high level of scholarly interaction and engagement in fully online courses. The objective of this study was to evaluate student perceptions and participation patterns related to online, asynchronous video discussion in a graduate health sciences course. METHOD: An asynchronous video discussion was piloted in a 2014 interprofessional informatics course and students were subsequently surveyed to determine their perceptions of this approach...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873413/six-degrees-of-separation-the-small-world-of-medical-education
#10
Wolf E Hautz, Gert Krummrey, Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Stefanie C Hautz
CONTEXT: Conventional wisdom has it that everyone on earth is on average only six steps away from knowing any other person through 'a friend of a friend'. On a local level, however, many people experience that most of their acquaintances know each other. It is thus hard to imagine how such a highly clustered group could be so well connected to the rest of the world. In this paper, we investigate how co-authorship connects scholars in medical education and whether the six degrees of separation hypothesis also applies to the network of authors in the field...
December 2016: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807877/social-network-analysis-in-medical-education
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Rachel Isba, Katherine Woolf, Robert Hanneman
CONTENT: Humans are fundamentally social beings. The social systems within which we live our lives (families, schools, workplaces, professions, friendship groups) have a significant influence on our health, success and well-being. These groups can be characterised as networks and analysed using social network analysis. SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS: Social network analysis is a mainly quantitative method for analysing how relationships between individuals form and affect those individuals, but also how individual relationships build up into wider social structures that influence outcomes at a group level...
January 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703548/a-methodological-approach-to-the-analysis-of-egocentric-social-networks-in-public-health-research-a-practical-example
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Janet Klara Djomba, Lijana Zaletel-Kragelj
INTRODUCTION: Research on social networks in public health focuses on how social structures and relationships influence health and health-related behaviour. While the sociocentric approach is used to study complete social networks, the egocentric approach is gaining popularity because of its focus on individuals, groups and communities. METHODS: One of the participants of the healthy lifestyle health education workshop 'I'm moving', included in the study of social support for exercise was randomly selected...
December 1, 2016: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27618810/protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-testing-the-impact-of-feedback-on-familial-risk-of-chronic-diseases-on-family-level-intentions-to-participate-in-preventive-lifestyle-behaviors
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Carlene J Wilson, Kayla de la Haye, John Coveney, Donna L Hughes, Amanda Hutchinson, Caroline Miller, Ivanka Prichard, Paul Ward, Laura M Koehly
BACKGROUND: Common disease risk clusters in families due to shared genetics, exposure to environmental risk factors, and because many health behaviours are established and maintained in family environments. This randomised controlled trial will test whether the provision of a family health history (FHH) risk assessment tool increases intentions and engagement in health behaviors. Message distribution and collective behavior change within family networks will be mapped using social network analysis...
2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573127/can-videoconferencing-affect-older-people-s-engagement-and-perception-of-their-social-support-in-long-term-conditions-management-a-social-network-analysis-from-the-telehealth-literacy-project
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Annie Banbury, Daniel Chamberlain, Susan Nancarrow, Jared Dart, Len Gray, Lynne Parkinson
Social support is a key component in managing long-term conditions. As people age in their homes, there is a greater risk of social isolation, which can be ameliorated by informal support networks. This study examined the relationship between changes in social support networks for older people living in a regional area following weekly videoconference groups delivered to the home. Between February and June 2014, we delivered 44 weekly group meetings via videoconference to participants in a regional town in Australia...
May 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547240/testing-the-community-based-learning-collaborative-cblc-implementation-model-a-study-protocol
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Rochelle F Hanson, Sonja Schoenwald, Benjamin E Saunders, Jason Chapman, Lawrence A Palinkas, Angela D Moreland, Alex Dopp
BACKGROUND: High rates of youth exposure to violence, either through direct victimization or witnessing, result in significant health/mental health consequences and high associated lifetime costs. Evidence-based treatments (EBTs), such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), can prevent and/or reduce these negative effects, yet these treatments are not standard practice for therapists working with children identified by child welfare or mental health systems as needing services...
2016: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525320/bibliometric-mapping-and-clustering-analysis-of-iranian-papers-on-reproductive-medicine-in-scopus-database-2010-2014
#16
Soheila Bazm, Seyyed Mehdi Kalantar, Masoud Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: To meet the future challenges in the field of reproductive medicine in Iran, better understanding of published studies is needed. Bibliometric methods and social network analysis have been used to measure the scope and illustrate scientific output of researchers in this field. OBJECTIVE: This study provides insight into the structure of the network of Iranian papers published in the field of reproductive medicine through 2010-2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, all relevant scientific publications were retrieved from Scopus database and were analyzed according to document type, journal of publication, hot topics, authors and institutions...
June 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27454882/a-formative-multi-method-approach-to-evaluating-training
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Holly Hayes, Victoria Scott, Michelle Abraczinskas, Jonathan Scaccia, Soma Stout, Abraham Wandersman
This article describes how we used a formative multi-method evaluation approach to gather real-time information about the processes of a complex, multi-day training with 24 community coalitions in the United States. The evaluation team used seven distinct, evaluation strategies to obtain evaluation data from the first Community Health Improvement Leadership Academy (CHILA) within a three-prong framework (inquiry, observation, and reflection). These methods included: comprehensive survey, rapid feedback form, learning wall, observational form, team debrief, social network analysis and critical moments reflection...
October 2016: Evaluation and Program Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27441294/extraction-of-business-relationships-in-supply-networks-using-statistical-learning-theory
#18
Yi Zuo, Yuya Kajikawa, Junichiro Mori
Supply chain management represents one of the most important scientific streams of operations research. The supply of energy, materials, products, and services involves millions of transactions conducted among national and local business enterprises. To deliver efficient and effective support for supply chain design and management, structural analyses and predictive models of customer-supplier relationships are expected to clarify current enterprise business conditions and to help enterprises identify innovative business partners for future success...
June 2016: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27440295/analysing-health-professionals-learning-interactions-in-an-online-social-network-a-longitudinal-study
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Xin Li, Karin Verspoor, Kathleen Gray, Stephen Barnett
This paper summarises a longitudinal analysis of learning interactions occurring over three years among health professionals in an online social network. The study employs the techniques of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and statistical modeling to identify the changes in patterns of interaction over time and test associated structural network effects. SNA results indicate overall low participation in the network, although some participants became active over time and even led discussions. In particular, the analysis has shown that a change of lead contributor results in a change in learning interaction and network structure...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27436291/peer-influence-on-academic-performance-a-social-network-analysis-of-social-emotional-intervention-effects
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Dawn DeLay, Linlin Zhang, Laura D Hanish, Cindy F Miller, Richard A Fabes, Carol Lynn Martin, Karen P Kochel, Kimberly A Updegraff
Longitudinal social network analysis (SNA) was used to examine how a social-emotional learning (SEL) intervention may be associated with peer socialization on academic performance. Fifth graders (N = 631; 48 % girls; 9 to 12 years) were recruited from six elementary schools. Intervention classrooms (14) received a relationship building intervention (RBI) and control classrooms (8) received elementary school as usual. At pre- and post-test, students nominated their friends, and teachers completed assessments of students' writing and math performance...
November 2016: Prevention Science: the Official Journal of the Society for Prevention Research
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