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Analyzing the Effects of a Performance Pay Plan on Manager Performance in an Accounting Firm

Analyzing the Effects of a Performance Pay Plan on Manager Performance in an Accounting Firm

Date: May 2007
Creator: McDaniel, Sarah Curran
Description: This study examined the effect of a score card¬-based performance pay plan in a professional services firm. The plan was implemented in response to a decreasing trend in productivity and a desire for a formal incentive compensation plan. Performance of manager and senior manager accountants were analyzed across two departments over a five year period. A definitive account of the effects of the intervention is limited by the case-¬study design, but the data does suggest that the performance pay plans used did not adversely affect performances. Design limitations of the plan and future research are also discussed.
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Relationship of Mental Ability Levels to Reversal of Learning Sets by the Retarded

Relationship of Mental Ability Levels to Reversal of Learning Sets by the Retarded

Date: June 1965
Creator: McDaniel, Willard Vearl
Description: Using postulations formulated by Harlow, very few investigators have experimented with discriminative learning in relation to various levels of human mental abilities to the pattern of forming a set. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of different levels of mental abilities on the formation of these sets, using mental retardates, and analyzing the formation of these sets and the abilities of these retardates to shift dimension of cues by reversing the response conditions.
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Understanding How Jurors Award Civil Damages: A Test of Affect Control Theory

Understanding How Jurors Award Civil Damages: A Test of Affect Control Theory

Date: August 2004
Creator: McDonald, Emily
Description: This dissertation examines predictors of juror-determined damage awards among 377 juror eligible mock jurors. Citizens reporting for jury duty in a large metropolitan county on five days when the study was conducted were invited to participate. Scenarios were created that varied both case facts and witness emotion during trial testimony. Results indicate that Affect Control Theory can be applied to the situation of juror-determined damage awards and is helpful in scientifically explaining some of the variation of both compensatory and punitive damage awards.
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay

Date: August 1968
Creator: McDonald, Henry Sue
Description: Millay and Dickinson, born more than sixty years apart, were subject to vastly different influences and environments, although their homes were in the same geographic area. Their poetry reflects the difference of their times and their own temperament, but both wrote from a great depth and understanding of feeling and experience about subjects common to all mankind - death, love, anguish, the significance of nature.
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Bacterial challenge in Lumbricus terrestris: A terrestrial invertebrate immunotoxicity model.

Bacterial challenge in Lumbricus terrestris: A terrestrial invertebrate immunotoxicity model.

Date: May 2007
Creator: McDonald, Jennifer C.
Description: A bacterial challenge assay was developed utilizing the earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris, in order to assess potential immunotoxic effects from exposure to specific polychlorinated biphenyl congeners. Earthworms were inoculated with Aeromonous hydrophila, establishing a 10-day LD50. In vitro assays for effects of PCBs on phagocytosis agreed with mammalian studies, demonstrating potent suppression of phagocytosis by the non-coplanar PCB congener 138 and no suppression by the coplanar congener 126. However, when the effects of the two PCB congeners were evaluated for suppression of resistance to a whole animal infection challenge assay, coplanar PCB 126 decreased the ability of L. terrestris to withstand infection while non-coplanar PCB 138 did not.
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Evidence for Specific Responding in a Transposition Situation

Evidence for Specific Responding in a Transposition Situation

Date: August 1969
Creator: McDonald, Larry Bruce
Description: Subjects were presented with choices between stimuli which differed along some dimension.The present study investigates whether a relational or absolute theory best predicts the results in a transposition situation.
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Gamma Rays from Cs¹³³ by Inelastic Scattering of Neutrons

Gamma Rays from Cs¹³³ by Inelastic Scattering of Neutrons

Date: August 1960
Creator: McDonald, Perry Frank
Description: The purpose of this investigation was to observe the excited states of the Cs¹³³ nucleus when neutrons are inelastically scattered from the nucleus.
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End of Life Care:  African Americans' Disproportionate Use of Hospice

End of Life Care: African Americans' Disproportionate Use of Hospice

Date: December 2010
Creator: McDonald, Ray
Description: The United States of America is a country composed of various ethnicities. This country is considered to be a multi-cultural society. There are various cultural traditions values, norms and superstitious practices within each ethnic group. Attitudes toward end of life care are complex and vary differently across each ethnic group. This study explored factors that explained African Americans' disproportionate use of hospice. Access to hospice care was address, experience with hospice was explored, and recommendations were provided. This study conducted non-experimental research. The design of this exploratory study was quantitative in nature. A survey approach was utilized to collect data that was statistically analyzed. The important concept was African American disproportionate use of hospice. The variable willingness to use was employed to try to explain African Americans' disproportionate use of hospice. The independent variables African Americans who mistrust formal healthcare providers and knowledge about hospice services were operationalized using multiple indicators. The independent variable experience with hospice services did not use a scale. The research findings supported all three study hypotheses. This research results recommend that an important focus of the future be to counsel persons on the availability of hospice as an option for end-of-life care. Well-structured programs of ...
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The Economic Status of the Classroom Teacher from 1925-45

The Economic Status of the Classroom Teacher from 1925-45

Date: 1949
Creator: McDonald, Will Ona
Description: The purpose of this study is to present a history of the progress made in advancing the welfare of teachers, to evaluate the trends in teachers' salaries over a period of twenty years, and to show the extent to which teacher retirement and teacher tenure laws have gained momentum in the United States. Recommendations for improvement will be made in cases where deficiencies exist.
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A Technique for Developing Interior Color Schemes Based on the Additive and Subtractive Principles of Color-mixing

A Technique for Developing Interior Color Schemes Based on the Additive and Subtractive Principles of Color-mixing

Date: May 1969
Creator: McDonnell, Michael L.
Description: As its objective this study develops a modus operandi for the interior designer who must understand and work with both additively and subtractively mixed colors in constructing interior color schemes.
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