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Faculty and student perceptions of post-exam attendance  [cached]
Trent W. Maurer,Laura Frost,Diana Sturges,Simone Charles
The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning , 2009,
Abstract: This project investigated differences between faculty and student perceptions of student attendance in courses for the class period after an exam, including factors thought to influence student attendance. Participants from a single university completed a mixed-methods on-line questionnaire. Quantitative analyses revealed significant differences between faculty and student perceptions on all but one project variable. Qualitative analyses reinforced those findings and suggested that faculty misunderstand what factors actually influence student attendance. Taken together, the results suggest a substantial disconnect between faculty and student perceptions of the importance of class attendance and highlight areas for faculty to influence student attendance.
Seasonal Differences in Visitor Perceptions: A Comparative Study of Three Mountainous National Parks in Central Europe  [PDF]
Tomas Gorner, Martin Cihar
Journal of Environmental Protection (JEP) , 2011, DOI: 10.4236/jep.2011.28120
Abstract: This paper compares the views and attitudes of visitors to three key mountain national parks and Biosphere Reserves: Sumava National Park (Sumava NP, Czech Republic), Krkonose National Park (KRNAP, Czech Republic) and Karkonoski Park Narodowy (KPN, Poland). A large numbers of people visit these destinations both in the summer (e.g. hikers and cyclists) and in the winter (e.g. hikers and skiers), which threatens sustainability and creates problems regarding the management of these areas. A comprehensive understanding of visitor use, including visitors’ attitudes and perceptions, is fundamental for effective park management. Most research in these national parks is carried out during the summer season, therefore different results in the winter season are expected. Using a standardised socio-environmental survey we attempt to find seasonal differences between visitors and their opinions. A total of 2252 questionnaires were gathered. There were 13 common questions for these three national parks, three of them yielded significantly different results between the two seasons (visitors’ nationality, type of accommodation and financial costs). Other differences were detected in one or two national parks.
An Assessment of Thermal Comfort and Users’ Perceptions of Landscape Gardens in a High-Rise Office Building  [cached]
Nooriati Taib,Aldrin Abdullah,Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil,Foong Swee Yeok
Journal of Sustainable Development , 2010, DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v3n4p153
Abstract: There is a great need to reduce energy consumption in high-rise office buildings due to escalating environmental problems such as Urban Heat Island effect and global warming. The creation of landscape spaces in high-rise buildings today is not only for reducing building heat but to provide views and psychological get-away spaces for its occupants. This paper focuses on thermal comfort and users’ perception of three different landscape gardens in a 21-storey high-rise office building in Penang, Malaysia. The four parameters of thermal comfort that were measured are: air temperature, wind velocity, humidity, and solar radiation. In addition, a questionnaire survey was conducted to evaluate occupants’ perceptions of comfort, use of the garden space and landscape preference. The findings from the field measurement reveal significant differences in all four thermal comfort parameters measured in the three landscape gardens. However, users only perceived lighting and wind velocity to be different.
The ants of our National Parks
A. J. Prins
Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science , 1967, DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v10i1.764
Abstract: The ants of our National Parks
Parks and their users  [PDF]
Barbara Goli?nik
Urbani Izziv , 2008,
Abstract: This paper is concerned with urban parks and their use(r)s. It focuses on usage-spatial relationships from two different angles. Firstly, it discusses the actual uses mapped in places, using repeated observation on different days, times and weather conditions. Secondly, it addresses designers’ views and beliefs about usage and design of urban parks. However, the paper shows that designers’ beliefs and awareness about uses in places, in some aspects, differ from actual use. It stresses the use of empirical knowledge about usage-spatial relationships, which can be gained by using observation and behavioural mapping, in decision-making processes for parks design.
Preparo de médicos para o atendimento a diabéticos no Programa Saúde da Família e suas percep es sobre as dificuldades de ades o ao tratamento = Medical prepare for attendance to the diabetics in Health Family Program and their perceptions about the difficulties for the treatment compliance
Ozagna Machado dos Reis,Maria Márcia Bachion,Adélia Yaeko Kyosen Nakatani
Acta Scientiarum : Health Sciences , 2005,
Abstract: Objetivamos analisar o preparo de médicos do Programa Saúde da Família(PSF) para o atendimento aos diabéticos em Goiania, identificar princípios utilizados pelos mesmos para o diagnóstico e tratamento e analisar a percep o destes profissionais acerca das dificuldades dos pacientes para ades o. Participaram 13 médicos, de seis distritossanitários de Goiania. Utilizamos questionário e entrevista gravada para coletar dados. Quanto ao preparo dos profissionais, verificou-se o predomínio de especialistas (9), o conhecimento superficial do Consenso de Diabetes (12), no último ano, n o fizeram curso para se atualizarem nesta área (13) e geralmente, n o assinam revistas científicas (8). As dificuldades de ades o por parte dos diabéticos, segundo os médicos, envolvem: dificuldades na estrutura do Sistema único de Saúde, mudan as no estilo de vida, restri es econ micas.Concluiu-se que o preparo destes profissionais ainda contrasta com o preconizado pelo PSF e evidenciam-se dificuldades para o atendimento resolutivo aos usuários. We intended to analyze the preparation of doctors of the Family HealthProgram to attend diabetics, identify the principles utilized by them to get the diagnosis and treatment and analyze the perceptions of those professional about the patients’ difficulties to the treatment compliance. Thirteen doctors of six health districts of Goiania took part in this study. We used questionnaire and taped interview for data collect. As to professional preparation, we verified predominance of specialists (nine) who had superficial knowedge of diabetes consensus (twelve) that last year had not taken any course to become up to date in the area (thirteen) in general do not subscribe scientific magazines (eight). The patient‘s difficulties of adhesion, according medical perceptions involve: difficulties at Sistema único de Saúde structure, changed in life style, economics restriction. We conclude that the outline of those professional still constrast with the preconized by Family Health Program and attested the difficulties for the resoluteness attendance to the userer.
Miniature Parks and the Sample of Miniaturk  [PDF]
Zohre Bulut,Hasan Yilmaz
Journal of Applied Sciences , 2006,
Abstract: Miniature parks are outdoor facilities where some of the historical and cultural heritages of a country are displayed as miniature models in specially-designed gardens. In this study, the significance of miniature parks, which form a new park area identity, carrying various cultural and social functions, is discussed in comparison with other urban recreational areas. The information concerning the design of Miniatürk, the first miniature park in Turkey, is presented as well as a thorough examination of other similar parks in the world. Some suggestions are also made about the planning and design principles of miniature parks.
Changes of citrus climate risk in subtropics of China

DUAN Hailai,QIAN Huaisui,LI Mingxia,DU Yaodong,

地理学报 , 2010,
Abstract: Based on the citrus temperature, precipitation, sunlight and climate risk degree, the article divides subtropics of China into three types: the low risk region, the moderate risk region and the high risk region. The citrus temperature risk increases with increasing latitude (except for the western mountainous area of subtropics of China). The citrus precipitation risk in the central part of subtropics of China is higher than that in the northern and western parts. The distributions of citrus sunlight risk are not consistent to those of the citrus precipitation risk. The citrus climate risk is mainly influenced by temperature. There is latitudinal zonal law for the distribution of the climate risk, that is, the climate risk increases with increasing latitude. At the same time the climate risk in mountainous area is high and that in eastern plain area is low. There are differences in the temporal and spatial changes of the citrus climate. In recent 46 years, the citrus climate risk presents a gradual increasing trend in subtropics of China, especially it has been increasing fast since the 1980s. Because of the global warming, the low risk region in the eastern and southern parts has a gradual decreasing trend, however, the high risk region in the northern and western parts has an increasing trend and the high risk region has been extending eastward and southward. The article analyses the distribution of the citrus climate risk degree of reduction rates of >10%, >20% and >30% in subtropics of China, and studies their changes in different time periods. Results show that the risk is increasing from southeast to northwest.
Notes on the small mammals of the Eastern Cape National Parks  [cached]
G. De Graaff,J. A. J. Nel
Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science , 1970, DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v13i1.736
Abstract: Notes on the small mammals of the Eastern Cape National Parks
Bio-Accoustical studies in the National Parks.  [cached]
B.Sc. (Agric.), C. H. Haagner
Koedoe : African Protected Area Conservation and Science , 1962, DOI: 10.4102/koedoe.v5i1.845
Abstract: Bio-Accoustical studies in the National Parks.
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