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Methodological Issues in Malingering Research: The Use of Simulation Designs

Methodological Issues in Malingering Research: The Use of Simulation Designs

Date: December 2010
Creator: Gillard, Nathan D.
Description: The accurate determination of malingering relies on the use of validated and clinically relevant assessment measures. Simulation design is the most often-used research design to accomplish this. However, its external validity is sometimes questioned. The goal of the thesis was to systematically evaluate these major elements: situation, incentives, and coaching. The situation in simulation studies can vary from relevant (academic failure in a college population) to irrelevant (capital murder) for the samples being studied. Incentives refer to the external motivation given to improve simulators' performance and can be positive (extra credit and monetary reward) or negative (extra time and effort). Finally, coaching refers to whether the participant receives any information on detection strategies that are designed to identify feigners. Using a large undergraduate sample in a factorial design, results indicate that a scenario familiar to the participants generally improved the believability of their responses. Coaching also improved the ability to feign convincingly, while incentive type was not associated with any change in scores. The implications of these findings for future research designs and the connection to practice are discussed.
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Methods and Procedures Employed in the Operation of the Centralized System of Athletics in the White Senior High Schools of Dallas, Texas, 1931-1940

Methods and Procedures Employed in the Operation of the Centralized System of Athletics in the White Senior High Schools of Dallas, Texas, 1931-1940

Date: 1942
Creator: Cowley, Herman A.
Description: The purpose of this study was to record and interpret the methods and procedures employed in the operation of the centralized system of the athletic program in the white senior high schools of Dallas, Texas, for the years 1931 through 1940.
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Methods and Procedures in Directing Extra-Curricular Activities

Methods and Procedures in Directing Extra-Curricular Activities

Date: August 1937
Creator: Hostetter, Virginia Woody
Description: The purpose of this study is to discover and report the best practices of selecting, organizing, and administering the extra-curricular activitiy program in elementary and secondary schools.
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Methods of County Financing in Relation to County Government in Texas

Methods of County Financing in Relation to County Government in Texas

Date: 1939
Creator: Yoakum, Gladys A.
Description: This study aims to show the relation of the methods of county financing in Texas to the present form of county government. It argues that the present form of county government in Texas is antiquated and inadequate to meet the requirements of efficient administration of county financing.
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Methods Used to Classify Men Students Enrolled in the Physical Education Required Program at Selected Colleges and Universities in Texas

Methods Used to Classify Men Students Enrolled in the Physical Education Required Program at Selected Colleges and Universities in Texas

Date: May 1959
Creator: Spence, Dale William
Description: The purpose of this study is 1. to determine methods currently used by institutions surveyed by the study to classify men students enrolled in physical education required programs; 2. To evaluate methods in use by institutions surveyed by the study to classify men students enrolled in physical education required programs.
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Metric Half-Spaces

Metric Half-Spaces

Date: May 1972
Creator: Dooley, Willis L.
Description: This paper is a study of some of the basic properties of the metric half-space topology, a topology on a set which is derived from a metric on the set. In the first it is found that in a complete inner product space, the metric half-space topology is the same as one defined in terms of linear functionals on the space. In the second it is proven that in Rn the metric half-space topology is the same as the usual metric topology. In the third theorem it is shown that in a certain sense the nature of the metric halfspace topology generated by a norm on the space determines whether the norm is quadratic, that is to say, whether or not there exists an inner product on the space with the property that |x|^2=(x,x) for all x in the space.
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Metric Postulates for Plane Geometry

Metric Postulates for Plane Geometry

Date: August 1964
Creator: Mahaffy, Donald L.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to investigate Saunders MacLane's axioms for plane geometry. The wording of the axioms has been modified; however, the concept suggested by each axiom remains the same.
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Metric Spaces

Metric Spaces

Date: 1957
Creator: Bilyeu, Russell Gene
Description: This thesis covers fundamental properties of metric spaces, as well as completeness, compactness, and separability of metric spaces.
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Metrical Analysis in Nineteenth-Century English Criticism of Shakespeare

Metrical Analysis in Nineteenth-Century English Criticism of Shakespeare

Date: August 1966
Creator: Smith, Mary Alice
Description: It is the purpose of this study to resurrect and evaluate the most significant items of metrical analyses of Shakespeare's plays.
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Metro Environmental: The impact of training HVAC technicians using the SightPros-VirTechs system for remote, wireless, Internet video assistance.

Metro Environmental: The impact of training HVAC technicians using the SightPros-VirTechs system for remote, wireless, Internet video assistance.

Date: May 2008
Creator: Daily, Ellen Wilmoth Matthews
Description: This qualitative study explored the overall impact of training HVAC technicians using the SightPros-VirTechs system for remote, wireless, internet video assistance at a small HVAC company, Metro Environmental. John Thomason, the president/co-owner developed a website and a new SightPros communication tool that allows wireless, one-on-one, just-in-time, high-quality, video-monitored instructions between an expert at one site and a technician at another site. Metro Environmental successfully used the SightPros-VirTechs system to train a new apprentice remotely. The apprentice and expert changed their normal and routine physical activities because the expert worked remotely and the apprentice worked on-site. Within just a few months, the apprentice proved competent enough to go to customer accounts without more experienced technicians nearby. The technicians express excitement about the SightPros communication tool as a way to contact remote experts whenever needed. The customer and business contacts also give good reviews and suggest other benefits. The expert permanently captures the communications so the company can use the saved video for many applications, especially training. The dissertation provides a list of recommendations to trainers/educators for similar applications.
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