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Using a Blended Approach to Teach Research Methods: The Impact of Integrating Web-Based and In-Class Instruction
Mary McVey
Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology , 2009,
Abstract: This study explored using a blended format (both in-class and online components) for teaching undergraduate research methods. A Traditional section met in-person twice weekly for 75 minutes (50 minute lecture with 25 minute group work). A Blended section had the same format for the first 4 weeks, but then switched to a single, 75-minute lecture per week with all group activity shifted to Web-based discussions and online homework sets. Comparisons of exam scores indicated no difference on the midterm but Blended students significantly outperformed those in the Traditional section on the final exam. Students in the Blended section also actively participated in online discussions and maintained close contact with the instructor. These results suggest the integration of online components may help improve student performance.
Observations of expert communicators in immersive virtual worlds: implications for synchronous discussion
Michael Hamilton McVey
Research in Learning Technology , 2008, DOI: 10.3402/rlt.v16i3.10896
Abstract: With the increased interest in using Immersive Virtual Worlds (IVWs) such as Second Life to augment and amplify teaching or to develop communities of practice, the author engaged graduate students, all current K-12 teachers, in a qualitative study to examine their attitudes about communicating for the first time in a virtual setting represented by an interactive avatar. This study sought to determine if students were able to discern degrees of expertise in other avatars by providing encounters with guests who had a significant amount of experience navigating in a virtual world. The study examined Second Life as a synchronous discussion tool for a higher education setting and finds it lacking in some respects, but is able to make recommendations about training instructors to exhibit behaviours that may inspire confidence while leading a class in such a setting.
Book Review: Trovato, Frank. (2009). Canada’s Population in a Global Context: An Introduction to Social Demography. Toronto: Oxford University Press
McVey, Wayne W.
Canadian Studies in Population , 2009,
Migration and the smaller community
McVey, Wayne W. Jr.
Canadian Studies in Population , 1978,
Is Separation still an Important Component of Marital Dissolution?
McVey, Wayne W., Jr.
Canadian Studies in Population , 2008,
Abstract: English This research examines the diversification and changes in the Canadian family form over the past 25 years. While the husband-wife family has declined over this time period, it still remains the dominant family form. Statistics Canada census statistics allows for the examination of new family forms since 1981, as the common-law partnership and the now married have been distinguished within the husband-wife family category. With the introduction of the 1968 and1985 Divorce Acts, separation became a major ground for divorce in Canada.Marital breakdown should be measured by the incidence of both divorce and separation. The popularity of cohabitation further clouds the measuring of total partnership breakdown since separation of cohabiting partners is not recorded.This research focuses on the change in marital separation and the increase in cohabitation since 1981. Marital separation has declined in its contribution to total marital dissolution since 1985. French Cet article examine la diversification et les changements de la structure de lafamille canadienne au cours des 25 années dernières. Bien que le nombre defamilles époux-épouse a subi en déclin pendant cette période, celle-ci restetoujours la structure de famille majoritaire. Les données des recensements deStatistique Canada nous permettent d’examiner les nouveaux modèles defamilles depuis 1981, puisque les unions libres et les actuellement mariés ont étéséparer au sein de la catégorie époux-épouse. Avec l’introduction des lois sur ledivorce de 1968 et 1985, la séparation est devenue un motif de divorce majeurau Canada. Les ruptures conjugales devraient être mesurées par le nombre dedivorces et de séparations. La popularité des unions libres rend encore plusconfuse l’exact mesure du total des ruptures conjugales puisque la séparation deconjoints de fait n’est pas enregistrée. La présente recherche se centre sur leschangement dans les séparations conjugales et la hausse des unions libres depuis1981. La séparation conjugale en tant que facteur contribuant à la dissolutionconjugale est en déclin depuis 1985.
Gespr che mit chinesischen und tamilischen Müttern zur Homogenisierung, Normalisierung und Objektivierung von K rperbildern Dialogue with Immigrant Mothers from Chinese and Tamil Communities to Explore Homogenization, Normalization, and Objectification of their Body Diálogos con madres inmigrantes de comunidades chinas y tamil para explorar homogenización, normalización y objetivación de sus cuerpos
Manuela Ferrari,Gail McVey,Joanna Anneke Rummens
Forum : Qualitative Social Research , 2012,
Abstract: Urbanisierungs-, Modernisierungs- und Akkulturationsprozesse sind als Ursachen von K rperbild- und Essst rungen hinl nglich bekannt. Frauen, die einem westlichen Sch nheitsideal von Schlankheit ausgesetzt sind, sind hiernach eher in Gefahr, mit ihrem K rper unzufrieden zu sein. Was zu dieser Unzufriedenheit beitr gt, kann mit BORDOs Theorie des "Empire of Images (2003) und mit der "Objectification Theory" von FREDRICKSON und ROBERTS (1997) gefasst werden: Beide Theorien gehen davon aus, dass weibliche K rper in westlichen Gesellschaften als passiv erachtet werden, und dass sich Frauen in der Folge bemühen, ihre K rper so zu bemessen, zu ndern und zu kontrollieren, dass er westlichen Standards von Sch nheit und Attraktivit t genügt. Die Homogenisierung, Normalisierung und Objektivierung von K rper(bilder)n wurde bisher weder für Immigrantinnen noch in Bezug auf hnlichkeiten und Unterschiede zwischen verschiedenen ethno-kulturellen Gemeinschaften untersucht. Die hier vorgestellte Studie folgte bei der Datenerhebung und -analyse einem partizipativen Forschungsansatz. Insgesamt wurden sechs Fokusgruppen, jeweils drei mit tamilischen und drei mit chinesischen Müttern von Grundschulkindern und 13 Einzelgespr che durchgeführt. In diesen wurden neu nach Kanada immigrierte Mütter gebeten, kulturelle Vorstellungen von Sch nheit zwischen ihrem Herkunftsland und der kanadischen Gesellschaft zu benennen und zu vergleichen. Für die befragten tamilischen und chinesischen Mütter fanden sich hierbei hnlichkeiten in Bezug auf Homogenisierungs-, Normalisierungs- und Objektivierungsprozesse ihrer K rper(bilder). Die Frauen und deren T chter internalisierten westliche Schlankheitsideale und zeigten eine gegenüber ihrem Herkunftsland erh hte Aufmerksamkeit für den eigenen K rper. URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs130126 The influence of urbanization, modernization and acculturation processes as causes for the development of body image concerns and eating disorders are documented in the literature. Women exposed to a Western idea of "beauty" as skinny and thin may be more vulnerable to body dissatisfaction. The elements of Western society that contribute to women's body dissatisfaction are captured and described in BORDO's empire of images (2003) and FREDRICKSON and ROBERTS' objectification theories (1997). Both theories rest on the assumptions that women's bodies are seen as passive elements in Western society, and that as a result women often engage in activities that measure, modify, and control their bodies to meet Western standards of beauty and attractiv
Using a Galois connection to compute character degrees
Mark L. Lewis,John K. McVey
Mathematics , 2014,
Abstract: Given a Mersenne prime $q$ and a positive even integer $e$, let $F$ and $E$ be the fields of orders $q$ and $q^e$ respectively. Let $C$ be a cyclic subgroup of $E^\times$ whose index in $E^\times$ is divisible only by primes dividing $q - 1$. We compute the character degrees of the group $C \rtimes {\rm Gal} (E/F)$ by using the Galois connection between the subfields of $E$ and the Galois group ${\rm Gal} (E/F)$.
Gender Differences in Attitudes to Ageing among Norwegian Older Adults  [PDF]
Mary Kalfoss
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2016.63026
Abstract: Increased life expectancy has led to policy interest in adding quality to years of life and in related concepts such as attitudes to ageing. Improving attitudes to ageing is regarded as one means of improving the participation and contribution of older people within society. In considering age- related attitudes in the dynamic nature of social identity, age is not just one social category that may or may not constitute a part of one’s identity. Other identities such as gender may be more salient in attitudes to ageing. The purpose of this study was to explore Norwegian gender differences in attitudes to ageing among 282 females and 200 males living in the community. Attitudes to ageing were measured using the Attitudes to Ageing Questionnaire (AAQ; Laidlaw, Power, Schmidt, & the WHOQOL-OLD Group, 2007). Both genders in this study had positive attitudes toward their ageing, in spite of acknowledging loss with problems of exclusion, making friends and talking about difficult feelings. Compared to men, women perceived ageing as a time of greater loss, however, they felt more strongly that ageing brought wisdom and that their life had made a difference. On the other hand, men felt more strongly that physical problems did not hold them back from doing what they wanted to do and believed more strongly that they passed on their experiences to others. Both genders felt that their identity was not defined by age, they didn’t feel old, aging was a privilege, and appraised the importance of exercising. Attitudes to ageing are becoming increasingly important in ageing societies. Such positive attitudes should be regarded with importance to health professionals, leaders and policy makers in planning interventions to buffer the detrimental aspects of ageing.
Student’s Perception of Missed Care: Focus Group Results  [PDF]
Mary Kalfoss
Open Journal of Nursing (OJN) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2017.77064
Abstract: Background: With the inflation of economic constraints on health care and demand to increase care quality, there is an increasing need to develop a clear understanding of what actions by health professionals are perceived as threatening quality care. Objective: To explore graduate nursing and pastoral care student’s perceptions of missed care in Norway. Research design: A qualitative study was employed with the formation of six focus groups. Data was analyzed via a thematic content of the discussions. Participants and research context: Thirty-one students attending a University College in Oslo participated. Findings: Five major themes and thirty subthemes were identified. Major themes included labor constraints, organizational contraints, professional constraints, communication constaints and emotional strain. Discussion: Findings of this study resonate with other research as well as with studies on missed nursing care. Findings also lend support to the definition of missed nursing care actions as required care that is omitted, either in part or whole, or delayed. Conclusion: The findings from this study extend understanding of what barriers health professionals perceive as inhibiting them from offering quality care. The focus groups provided a valuable flora for discussion regarding what participants perceived as missed.
Mental Health, Wellness, and Childhood Overweight/Obesity
Shelly Russell-Mayhew,Gail McVey,Angela Bardick,Alana Ireland
Journal of Obesity , 2012, DOI: 10.1155/2012/281801
Abstract: Childhood obesity is a growing concern, and while progress has been made to understand the association between multiple biological factors (i.e., genetics, nutrition, exercise etc.), little is known about the relationship between mental health and childhood obesity. In this paper, we offer a review of current evidence about the association between mental health and childhood obesity. A systematic literature search of peer-reviewed, English-language studies published between January 2000 and January 2011 was undertaken and resulted in 759 unique records, of which 345 full-text articles were retrieved and 131 articles were included. A theoretical model is proposed to organize the paper and reflect the current state of the literature and includes psychological factors (i.e., depression and anxiety, self-esteem, body dissatisfaction, eating disordered symptoms, and emotional problems); psychosocial mediating variables (i.e., weight-based teasing and concern about weight and shape), and wellness factors (i.e., quality of life and resiliency/protective factors). We conclude with a number of recommendations to support the creation of solutions to the rise in childhood obesity rates that do not further marginalize overweight and obese children and youth and that can potentially improve the well-being of all children and youth regardless of their weight status.
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