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Life in Londinium: Review of Roman Finds Group meeting, 30th September 1996
Ellen Swift
Papers from the Institute of Archaeology , 1997, DOI: 10.5334/pia.107
Book received: Style and Function in Roman Decoration
Ellen Swift
Journal of Art Historiography , 2010,
Abstract: Ellen Swift, Style and Function in Roman Decoration, Farnham: Ashgate 2009; including introductory chapter
M. Swift
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5787/4-2-935
Abstract: "Give me a thousand men who are entertained, rather than ten thousand who have had no entertainment." - General Pershing.
Writing the manuscript: Pasternak’s ‘Povest′’ (1929)
Megan Swift
Australian Slavonic and East European Studies , 2008,
M. Swift
Scientia Militaria : South African Journal of Military Studies , 2012, DOI: 10.5787/4-3-917
Abstract: In November 1941, Major Myles Bourke flew from South Africa to Cairo to investigate the possibilities of sending South African concert parties to the Middle East. He was accompanied by Capt (then Lieut) Mrs Sybil Gaiger.
Incremental Tabling in Support of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Terrance Swift
Computer Science , 2014, DOI: 10.1017/S1471068414000209
Abstract: Resolution-based Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) systems, such as Flora-2, Silk or Ergo, can scale to tens or hundreds of millions of facts, while supporting reasoning that includes Hilog, inheritance, defeasibility theories, and equality theories. These systems handle the termination and complexity issues that arise from the use of these features by a heavy use of tabled resolution. In fact, such systems table by default all rules defined by users, unless they are simple facts. Performing dynamic updates within such systems is nearly impossible unless the tables themselves can be made to react to changes. Incremental tabling as first implemented in XSB (Saha 2006) partially addressed this problem, but the implementation was limited in scope and not always easy to use. In this paper, we introduce transparent incremental tabling which at the semantic level supports updates in the 3-valued well-founded semantics, while guaranteeing full consistency of all tabled queries. Transparent incremental tabling also has significant performance improvements over previous implementations, including lazy recomputation, and control over the dependency structures used to determine how tables are updated.
Passing the Buck, or Thinking about Experience? Conditions for Professional Development among Teachers in a Norwegian Middle School  [PDF]
Ellen Ramvi
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2017.52014
Abstract: This paper uses psychoanalytic ideas to explore obstacles and conditions for learning from experience among teachers. In specific, this is about consequences of failure in relationships. A particular situation that happened during an ethnographic study in a middle school in Norway is used to get as close as possible to a teacher’s feelings and perceptions of a frustrating situation. The situation is followed up to understand how the individual teacher tried to deal with the problem and how her colleagues and the school management tried to support and help her. Interpreting the situation to involve violation of all dimensions of the teacher’s subjectivity (personal, professional and cultural), the problem seems to be too complex to deal with in the school organization. It seems as if teachers and leadership unconsciously avoid unbearable feelings, with the consequence that violation of the teachers is not recognised, and thus not possible to learn from. Problems were repeated rather than understood.
The Analysis and Reporting of the Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM): Some Informed Guidelines for Evaluators  [PDF]
Louise Swift, Susan Miles, Sam J. Leinster
Creative Education (CE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2013.45050

Background: There is a need to evaluate perceptions of the educational environment of training institutions for health professionals as part of any assessment of quality standards for education. The Dundee Ready Education Environment Measure (DREEM) is a widely used tool for evaluating the educational environment of medical and other health schools. However, methods of analysis reported in the published DREEM literature are inconsistent which could lead to misinterpretation of areas for change and, additionally, this makes comparison between institutions difficult. Those involved in course evaluation are usually not statisticians and there are no guidelines on DREEM’s reporting or statistical analysis. This paper aims to clarify the choice of methods for the analysis of the DREEM. Method: The statistical literature, typical properties of DREEM data and the results from a series of statistical simulations were used to inform our recommendations. Results: We provide a set of guidelines for the analysis and reporting of the DREEM. In particular, we provide evidence that when comparing independent samples of Likert response data similar to that generated by the DREEM, the non-parametric Wilcoxon Mann Whitney test performs well. Further, one should be wary of using non-parametric methods on matched samples of such data as they may be overly ready to reject null hypothesis. Conclusions: Our recommendations have the potential to improve the accuracy and consistency with which the inadequacies in the medical school environment can be identified and assess the success of any changes. They should also facilitate comparison between different institutions using the DREEM.

Transient probabilities for a simple birth-death-immigration process under the influence of total catastrophes
Randall J. Swift
International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences , 2001, DOI: 10.1155/s0161171201005762
Abstract: The transient probabilities for a simple birth-death-immigration process are considered. Catastrophes occur at a constant rate, and when they occur, reduce the population to size zero.
Approximating a harmonizable isotropic random field
Randall J. Swift
International Journal of Stochastic Analysis , 2001, DOI: 10.1155/s104895330100020x
Abstract: The class of harmonizable fields is a natural extension of the class of stationary fields. This paper considers a stochastic series approximation of a harmonizable isotropic random field. This approximation is useful for numerical simulation of such a field.
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