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Evaluating the Use of Role Playing Simulations in Teaching Negotation Skills to University Students  [PDF]
John Andrew, John Meligrana
Creative Education (CE) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2012.36104
Abstract: This paper critically evaluates the use of role-playing simulations in a negotiation course taught to graduate students. The course consisted primarily of a series of simulations involving the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes of negotiation, facilitation and mediation. Data were obtained from two sets of questionnaires completed by 41 students before and after the course. A review of previous research reveals that despite the widespread use of role-playing simulations in education, there has been very little empirical evaluation of their effectiveness, especially in conflict resolution and planning. Comparison of the data acquired from the two surveys generated findings regarding student understanding of ADR processes and key issues in conflict resolution; the educational value of simulations; the amenability of types of planning and planning goals to ADR; appropriate learning objectives; the importance of negotiation skills in planning; challenges in conducting effective simulations; the value of simulations in resolving real conflicts; the utility of negotiation theory; and obstacles to applying ADR to planning disputes. More generally, the paper concludes that role-playing simulations are very effective for teaching negotiation skills to students, and preparing them to manage actual conflicts skillfully and to participate effectively in real ADR processes. However, this technique is somewhat less valuable for teaching aspects of planning other than conflict resolution. Surprisingly, prior experience with simulations had no significant influence on the responses to the pre-course survey. Also surprising was the lack of a significant correlation between final exam scores and responses to relevant questions on the post-course survey.
A Review of Control Algorithms for Autonomous Quadrotors  [PDF]
Andrew Zulu, Samuel John
Open Journal of Applied Sciences (OJAppS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojapps.2014.414053
Abstract: The quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle is a great platform for control systems research as its nonlinear nature and under-actuated configuration make it ideal to synthesize and analyze control algorithms. After a brief explanation of the system, several algorithms have been analyzed including their advantages and disadvantages: PID, Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR), Sliding mode, Backstepping, Feedback linearization, Adaptive, Robust, Optimal, L1, H, Fuzzy logic and Artificial neutral networks. The conclusion of this work is a proposal of hybrid systems to be considered as they combine advantages from more than one control philosophy.
Decays of the Littlest Higgs Z_H and the Onset of Strong Dynamics
Boersma, John;Whitbeck, Andrew
High Energy Physics - Phenomenology , 2007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.77.055012
Abstract: The Little Higgs mechanism, as realized in various models, requires a set of new massive gauge bosons, some of which mix with gauge bosons of the Standard Model. For a range of mixing angles the coupling of gauge bosons to scalars can become strong, ultimately resulting in a breakdown of perturbative calculation. This phenomenon is studied in the Littlest Higgs model, where the approach to strong dynamics is characterized by increasing tree-level decay widths of the neutral Z_H boson to lighter gauge bosons plus multiple scalars. These increasing widths suggest a distinctive qualitative collider signature for the approach to the strong coupling regime of large Higgs and other scalar multiplicities. In this work we catalog the kinematically allowed three-body decays of the Z_H, and calculate the partial width of the process Z_H to Z_L H H. This partial width is found to be larger than the comparable two-body decay Z_H to Z_L H for values of the SU(2) mixing angle cosine(theta) less than 0.13, indicating divergence of the littlest Higgs sigma field expansion at values of cosine(theta) larger than a simple parametric calculation would suggest. Additionally, we present analytical expressions for all two-body decays of the Littlest Higgs Z_H gauge boson, including the effects of all final-state masses.
Rhysacephala masneri n. sp. (Xiphydriidae), the first symphytan wasp recorded from Lord Howe Island
John Jennings,Andrew Austin
ZooKeys , 2009, DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.20.121
Abstract: Rhysacephala masneri sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Xiphydriidae), the first symphytan recorded from Lord Howe Island is described. Xiphydriid woodwasps are rarely collected in Australasia and the distribution of Rhysacephala, which is known from only seven described species from eastern Australia, New Guinea and New Caledonia, is significantly extended. We also discuss putative relationships among Australasian members of the genus.
A new highly aberrant doryctine wasp, Spathius lubomiri n. sp. (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Doryctinae), from Lord Howe Island
Andrew Austin,John Jennings
ZooKeys , 2009, DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.20.120
Abstract: Here we describe the doryctine wasp Spathius lubomiri sp. n., a highly aberrant member of the genus from Lord Howe Island, which is characterised, among other features, bythe wings reduced to sclerotised rod-like structures, and the dorsal body covered with long bristle-like setae. We also briefly discuss the composition of the hymenopteran fauna and prevalence of reduced wing taxa for the island, and provide a personal account in celebration of Lubo Masner’s 75th birthday.
Commoditization–Coming to a company near you
Andrew Holmes,John Ryan
International Journal of Business and Management , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v3n12p3
Abstract: The issue of commoditization has been receiving more attention in recent times. First the debate is now about how quickly commoditization is sweeping across the corporate world; in sectors and functions which we had previously thought were safe from it. And second, it is the depth and breadth to which commoditization is now penetrating; no longer the preserve of the blue collar worker it is beginning to spread into white collar work that is usually considered immune to the negative impacts of commoditization, particularly as it requires the application of intellect, skill and expertise which unlike blue collar work is generally harder to automate. Like so many processes that play out in the business world, it may have started quite slowly and in quite limited areas, but it is speeding up and extending its reach.
The Commoditization of White Collar Work
Andrew Holmes,John Ryan
International Journal of Business and Management , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v4n1p17
Abstract: The next wave is already upon us, although it still has a very long way to run. White collar work is now well on the way to commoditization. The combination of an aging population, the increased codification of work through the standardization of processes, the increasing sophistication and scope and scale of IT systems and the availability of a cheap and well educated labour force from across the world means that much of the routine work that is now undertaken by well paid staffers will eventually be automated, outsourced, offshored or executed by less expensive personnel. Be warned, this is not just about the simple and routine activities undertaken by administrative personnel. As we will see later, most white collar work is potentially up for grabs, including lawyers, consultants and even surgeons. In fact, any work which does not require high level expertise has the potential to be commoditized.
Putting papyri into archaeological context: new insights from Tebtunis, Egypt
Andrew Monson,John Taie
Archaeology International , 2001, DOI: 10.5334/ai.0512
Abstract: For more than a century, scholars have studied the ancient Egyptian texts written on rolls of papyrus that have been found in tombs, temples and cemeteries. But it is only recently that systematic attempts have been made, as at the site of Tebtunis in the Fayum oasis, to relate such texts to the archaeological contexts from which they came.
Harvey J. Graff, The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City.
John Andrew Hannigan
The Canadian Journal of Sociology , 2009,
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Neutrino Physics & The Solar Neutrino Problem
Andrew John Lowe
Physics , 2009,
Abstract: A literature review of neutrino physics and the solar neutrino problem.
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