Pollinator research ramps up as bee colony numbers decline
In the last several years, beekeepers across the country have seen the overall number of pollinator bee colonies drop dramatically. By each winter's end, about 3 out of every 10 colonies die out. The reasons are numerous, but many look at the use of pesticides as a main cause. To make matters worse, in 2006 an apiary owner in Lewisburg, Pa., alerted Penn State researchers of a new problem, now known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). This mysterious condition causes massive numbers of honeybee c
Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement
Presents quantitative approaches to measurement in the psychological and social sciences. Topics include the principles of psychometrics, including reliability and validity; the statistical basis for latent variable analysis, including exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and latent class analysis; and item response theory. Draws examples from the social sciences, including stress and distress, social class and socioeconomic status, personality; consumer satisfaction, functional impairme
Introduction to Methods for Health Services Research and Evaluation
Introduction to Methods for Health Services Research and Evaluation provides an introduction to basic methods for undertaking research and program evaluation within health services organizations and systems. In addition to basic methods, the course also provides "the state of the art" in research and evaluation through the review of major completed studies. This course is recommended for students who will be carrying out policy research, social science research, or program impact evaluation with
Ethics of Human Subject Research
Ethics of Human Subject Research (2 credits) is offered by the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Distance Education Division, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Phoebe R. Berman Bioethics Institute, Johns Hopkins University. The course introduces students to the ethics of human subject research. Ethical theory and principles are introduced, followed by a brief history of research ethics. Topics covered in lectures and moderated discussions include informed c
National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics
The National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics is a project sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers. It's purpose is to investigate the revitalization of undergraduate physics departments. This site provides information about the Task Force, as well as a report by the Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics which used campus site visits to provide specific insight into what makes an undergraduate physics program thrive.
Crafting Research Questions and Qualitative Methodology, Fall 2005
Seminar provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative research methods in the social sciences. Topics covered include: hypothesis formulation and theory construction; data collection techniques (experimental, survey, and observational); ethical issues in research; and how to prepare a research proposal. Goal is to provide students with the methodological skills to evaluate existing studies and to select appropriate methods for use in their own research.
Spreadsheet modeling of former glaciation in research mode
In this spreadsheet modeling exercise, student teams use a numerical model to reconstruct a former glacial flowline from moraines to source. Students must interact with other teams who are studying adjacent flowlines to accurately place ice divides. They calculate average thicknesses, volumes, ice loading, ...
Part 2: Research at Oxford
Part 2 of the Oxford Campaign Video
Cal State Northridge & Brown University -- Seismic Marine Research Voyage
Professors Dayanthie Weeraratne (California State Univ, Northridge) and Donald Forsyth (Brown Univ.) lead a team of students on a seismic/marine research voyage in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Video courtesy of Dayanthie Weeraratne. The complete story is coming soon to: http://www.northridgemagazine.com
Students Leave for Research Cruise to Bermuda
Check out the SSV Corwith Cramer, the 134-foot sailing vessel that will take 16 College of Charleston students on a research cruise to Bermuda. President P. George Benson came to check out the ship and talk with students!
Summer Break 2010: Students Conduct Research on Bermuda Cruise
After completing an intensive course in oceanography, students embarked on a summer research cruise to Bermuda. Each student's research project focused on a different aspect of the southeast continental shelf/Gulf Stream. Students spent a final week refining and presenting their research results at the Sea Education Association's laboratories at Woods Hole, MA. This cruise was part of the first Gulf Stream Oceanography Program (GUSTO), jointly supported by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and the
Open Access: Transforming research in the developing world
http://www.concordia.ca/congress2010/ Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Concordia University. Access to knowledge is fundamental to all aspects of human development, from health to food security, and from education to social capacity building. Yet access to academic publications is severely restricted for many developing countries. As well, the prohibitive cost of publishing and distributing journals in the developing world
The Duke Idea: The Undergraduate Experience
A Duke Idea conversation between Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead and Steve Nowicki, dean of undergraduate education, March 16, 2010, in Atlanta. Learn more at http://undergraduatedean.duke.edu and http://www.thedukeidea.net
Duke Pratt School of Engineering - Undergraduate Graduation 2010
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Radcliffe Research Partnerships for Harvard Undergraduates
Through the Radcliffe Research Partnership program, Harvard undergraduates work closely with fellows at the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program on projects that mirror the interdisciplinary nature of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Junior and senior research partners describe their rich experiences in the program.
Rec Center Prairie Burn 2010
Each spring/early summer, the protected prairie surrounding the Student Recreation and Wellness Center is burned to make way for new growth. Kent firefighters light the controlled burn with road flares and monitor it until it is extinguished.
Research with impact, Sandra Hunter, Marquette University
What makes the College of Health Sciences special? Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science, explains.
Environmental Research Center - East
http://www.nd.edu/~underc/ UNDERC furthers research and education in environmental studies at The University of Notre Dame by focusing activities on unique locations of high environmental quality in the North Central region and northern Rockies of North America.
Research in Antarctica - Part 1
Biochemistry student Corey Allard working in Antarctica.