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Personnel Problems in Foremanship: Case Studies

Description: The purpose of this study is to supply additional case material for analysis and study by the potential and beginning foreman. Since it would be impossible to cover all possible situations, only selected cases are presented. The selected cases illustrate problems in foreman-to-employee relationships, foreman-to-foreman and staff-groups relationships, and foreman-to-superior relationships. In the interest of clarity, each case was analyzed as to key points covered or contained, principles illustrated by the case, and recommendations derived from the analysis.
Date: August 1961
Creator: Miller, Troy P.
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The Global Drylands Imperative: Devolving Resource Rights and the MDGs in Africa

Description: The paper analyzes a sample of existing or in-formulation policy frameworks governing access and security of tenure over major natural assets such as land, forests and wildlife. The fundamental question that runs through the analysis in the paper concerns the extent to which security of resource tenure can mediate the achievement of the MDGs.
Date: July 2007
Creator: United Nations Development Programme
Item Type: Text
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Case studies in terrorism-drug connection: the Kurdistan Workers' Party, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, and the Shining Path

Description: This study scrutinizes the drug-terrorism nexus critically with intent to conceive possible remedies for the problem. The vast turnover of the global illicit drug industry constitutes the largest portion of organized crime enterprises' income. Different circles have argued that these enterprises are not the sole actors of the drug business, but terrorist groups, whose ultimate aim is a political change rather than financial strength, also profit from the “business.” The controversial nature of the problem fuelled heated debates and requires an in depth and impartial analysis, which was the main subject of the current study. At the first stage, three different cases, the PKK, the LTTE, and the SL, were studied either to prove or deny the alleged phenomenon. The sampled groups' ideology, structure, and operations helped understand the motives pushing the organizations into the ‘business.' Subsequently, several recommendations capturing vital issues both in countering terrorism and breaking terrorism-drugs link were spelled out.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Sahin, Fuat Salih
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The High School Associate Principal: Case Studies of an Emerging Role in Educational Leadership and Administration

Description: Researchers in the field of educational administration have given little attention to the role of the associate principal. The research reported in this dissertation sought to fill that void through a close examination of the roles of the associate principals on two campuses in two different school districts. In addition to illustrating the role of the associate principal, the research examines how experience as an associate principal influences the careers of educational administrators. Data were collected primarily by means of semi-structured interviews with principals and district administrators as well as the associate principals themselves to provide multiple perspectives. Data were summarized in detailed interview logs, coded to discover the themes that were characteristic of each case, then analyzed to identify the patterns within and across the cases. The interviews were also analyzed as narratives reflecting on how experience as an associate principal can shape an educational administrator's career. The interview data were supplemented with documents relating to the associate principals, their campuses, and their districts. The results suggest that the associate principal position is a crucial step on the career ladder to a secondary principalship. Assistant principals with knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction, and assessment are more likely to be selected as associates, and associates are more likely to be selected for principalships. The results also indicate that instructional leadership for associate principals in Texas focuses primarily on improving students' performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills and on increasing participation in and performance on other standardized tests, in particular Advanced Placement, SAT (formerly the Scholastic Aptitude Test), ACT (formerly American College Testing), and the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test).
Date: December 2010
Creator: Fox, Kenneth F.
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "NDEs and Satisfaction with Life."
Date: Spring 1996
Creator: Osis, Karlis
Item Type: Letter
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Review of Melvin Morse's Transformed by the Light."
Date: Summer 1995
Creator: Gibson, Arvin S.
Item Type: Letter
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "EMDR, ADCs, NDEs, and the Resolution of Loss."
Date: Spring 2001
Creator: Horacek, Bruce J.
Item Type: Letter
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Melodie Olson Responds."
Date: Winter 1988
Creator: Olson, Melodie
Item Type: Letter
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "OBEs in the Blind."
Date: Winter 1988
Creator: Krishnan, V.
Item Type: Letter
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An Ethnographic Study of Near-Death Experience Impact and Aftereffects and Their Cultural Implications

Description: Abstract: In this paper, I describe the research method and key near-death experience (NDE) aftereffects- and integration-related findings of my dissertation research study (Gordon, 2007), the first published near-death studies research project to use the ethnographic method. I compare my findings with those of a comparable sociological study (Sutherland, 1995), with emphasis on NDE aftereffects and integration issues related to what I identified as a previously unrecognized pattern of unmet, NDE-integration-related health-education and counseling needs. Finally, I explore the cultural implications of near-death and similarly transformative experiences and posit that actualizing the potential social-wellness value of these experiences to those who have had them and to their societies requires research and practice that adequately addresses experiencers' health-education and counseling needs.
Date: Winter 2012
Creator: Gordon, L. Suzanne
Item Type: Article
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Nancy Evans Bush Replies."
Date: Autumn 1986
Creator: Bush, Nancy Evans
Item Type: Letter
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Further Commentary on 'Induced OBEs'."
Date: Summer 2008
Creator: Giesler-Peterson, Iris
Item Type: Letter
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Perplexing Questions about Novak's 'Binary Soul Doctrine'."
Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Atwater, P. M. H.
Item Type: Letter
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Response to Schroeter-Kunhardt."
Date: Autumn 2002
Creator: Knoblauch, Hubert
Item Type: Letter
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Methodological Issues in Doing Research Involving the Near-Death Phenomenon."
Date: Summer 2005
Creator: Widdison, Harold A.
Item Type: Letter
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Review of On the Other Side of Life."
Date: Winter 2001
Creator: Elsaesser-Valarino, Evelyn
Item Type: Letter
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Response to "Critique of 'A Prospectively Studied Near-Death Experience with Corroborated Out-of-Body Perceptions and Unexplained Healing'"

Description: Abstract: In this article, I respond to a critique by Michael Rush of a 2006 article from this Journal in which I and my co-authors described a case of a near-death experience with veridical components and an inexplicable healing. I address each point from the critique in the order in which it was raised. Overall, I found most of the criticism to have been points I had already addressed in previous publications, and the critique also provided my an opportunity to clarify a few points I had not previously detailed. For me, this professional exchange has served to underscore the difficulty of conducting methodologically sound prospective research on near-death experiences.
Date: Autumn 2013
Creator: Sartori, Penny
Item Type: Article
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Critique of "A Prospectively Studied Near-Death Experience with Corroborated Out-of-Body Perceptions and Unexplained Healing"

Description: Abstract: An article titled "A Prospectively Studied Near-Death Experience with Corroborated Out-of-Body Perceptions and Unexplained Healing" by Penny Sartori, Paul Badham, and Peter Fenwick was published in the Journal of Near-Death Studies in 2006. The authors concluded that the reported case strengthened "the cumulative experience derived from many other individual cases that suggest that our current models of consciousness must expand in order to provide and adequate explanation of NDEs" (p. 83). However, a closer examination of Sartori et al.'s paper raises significant questions about their methodology and interpretation of their findings. In particular, certain methodological weaknesses and possible interpretation biases undermine the paper's conclusions. This critique addresses both Sartori et al.'s original paper and relevant parts of Sartori's (2008) Ph.D. thesis published subsequently.
Date: Autumn 2013
Creator: Rush, Michael J.
Item Type: Article
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Brief Report: A Near-Death Experience with Veridical Perception Described by a Famous Heart Surgeon and Confirmed by his Assistant Surgeon

Description: Abstract: The professional near-death literature contains cases in which near-death experiencers reported that during their experiences (NDEs), they perceived phenomena in the material world that, based on the condition and position of their physical bodies, they should not have been able to perceive, and yet these perceptions were subsequently verified as accurate. Only a few of these cases of apparently non-physical veridical perception during NDEs have been carefully researched. In this article, we report a case described originally by cardiac surgeon Lloyd Rudy in a YouTube Internet video. We describe pour process of following up exhaustively on all avenues of investigation available to us and our conclusion that this case is among the most evidential in which perceptions during an NDE were confirmed as completely accurate by objective observers.
Date: Spring 2013
Creator: Rivas, Titus & Smit, Rudolf H.
Item Type: Article
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Brief Report: Phenomenology of Near-Death Experiences: An Analysis of a Maori Case Study

Description: Abstract: Near-death experiences (NDEs) have been recorded in the oral and written histories of virtually every culture since antiquity. Based on some of theses accounts, attempts have been made to investigate whether the phenomenology of the NDE is cross-culturally variable or similar. The present article contributes to this literature by analyzing the only known historical account of an NDE reported by a Maori individual. Although this account has been previously analyzed for its association with features typically reported in Western NDE accounts, it has been analyzed for its conformity to prevailing Maori beliefs about the afterlife. The analysis of this single case study suggests the NDE was influenced by cultural beliefs, which supports two converging viewpoint: that NDE phenomenology is universal but expressed in culturally-relative ways and that NDE phenomenology is culture-bound.
Date: Winter 2013
Creator: Tassell-Matamua, Natasha
Item Type: Article
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Letter to the Editor

Description: Letter written to the editor of the Journal of Near-Death Studies on the topic "Investigating Iranian Shiite Muslim Near-Death Experiences: Background, Methodological Considerations, and Preliminary Comments."
Date: Autumn 2013
Creator: Ghasemiannejad, Alinaghi; Long, Jeffrey & Long, Jody
Item Type: Letter
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