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Yousef, Darwish Abdulrahman – Quality Assurance in Education: An International Perspective, 2019
Purpose: The present study aims to investigate the effects of a number of demographic and academic factors, such as gender, age, nationality (Emirati vs non-Emirati), high school major (arts vs science) and high school score, on the academic performance -- measured by overall grade point average -- of undergraduate students majoring in statistics…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Statistics, Undergraduate Students, Generalization
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Broschard, Matthew B.; Kim, Jangjin; Love, Bradley C.; Wasserman, Edward A.; Freeman, John H. – Learning & Memory, 2019
A prominent theory of category learning, COVIS, posits that new categories are learned with either a declarative or procedural system, depending on the task. The declarative system uses the prefrontal cortex (PFC) to learn rule-based (RB) category tasks in which there is one relevant sensory dimension that can be used to establish a rule for…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Learning Processes, Animals
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Haque, Rafi U.; Manzanares, Cecelia M.; Brown, Lavonda N.; Pongos, Alvince L.; Lah, James J.; Clifford, Gari D.; Levey, Allan I. – Learning & Memory, 2019
The entorhinal-hippocampal circuit is one of the earliest sites of cortical pathology in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Visuospatial memory paradigms that are mediated by the entorhinal-hippocampal circuit may offer a means to detect memory impairment during the early stages of AD. In this study, we developed a 4-min visuospatial memory paradigm called…
Descriptors: Alzheimers Disease, Memory, Visual Perception, Spatial Ability
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Ko, Sei Jin; Marx, David M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2019
Women and ethnic minorities (e.g., Latinos) continue to be underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In an attempt to understand why these STEM minorities are underrepresented, we explored high school students' cost perceptions about pursuing STEM in college. Past research has grouped cost into three dimensions:…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, STEM Education, Gender Differences
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Liu, Chieh-Hsing; Chang, Fong-Ching; Liao, Li-Ling; Niu, Yu-Zhen; Cheng, Chi-Chia; Shih, Shu-Fang – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: This study assessed school principals' understanding, attitudes and willingness to influence the implementation of the health-promoting schools (HPS) programme in Taiwan and teachers' willingness to sustain it. Method: In 2014, a total of 1,140 school principals and 1,110 teachers (HPS coordinators) completed questionnaires concerning…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Trayner, Kirsten M. A.; Anderson, Niall; Cameron, J. Claire – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: In response to an outbreak of severe meningococcal disease caused by serogroup W, the UK introduced the meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) for adolescents and new university students as a control measure. Objective: To estimate MenACWY vaccine uptake and identify factors associated with uptake, barriers and motivations towards vaccination…
Descriptors: Immunization Programs, Diseases, Adolescents, Barriers
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Wheldon, Christopher W.; Hoffman, Leah; Keely O'Brien, Erin; Delahanty, Janine; Zhao, Xiaoquan; Kaufman, Annette R.; Moser, Richard P. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: To explore differences in tobacco information-seeking behaviours and perceptions between sexual minority and heterosexual (or 'straight') adults and to determine if these differences are mediated by tobacco use. Design: Cross-sectional national survey. Setting: Nationally representative probability-based surveys of adults 18 years of…
Descriptors: Role, Smoking, Homosexuality, Comparative Analysis
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Cheng, Albert – International Journal of Christianity & Education, 2019
I examine the levels of educational emphases that science teachers in Evangelical Protestant (EP) schools place on (i) teaching basic content knowledge, (ii) improving scientific reasoning skills, and (iii) presenting real-world applications of science. Using a nationally representative sample of US ninth-graders, I find differences in these…
Descriptors: Protestants, Science Teachers, STEM Education, Religious Factors
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Sidhu, Manjit Singh – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2019
In this article, a study was done to compare the preferences of UNITEN students in using augmented reality technology user interface applications to solve selected engineering problems. Cross sectional study design and a Wilcoxon-Signed Rank Test approach was adopted to analyze the difference in the rankings of the engineering applications. Within…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Computer Software, Usability
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Page, Tom – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2019
This article compares and contrasts the use of haptic and digital sketching in the design process. It investigates the preferred sketching method of final year design students. In addition, it examines the relationship between effective communication and the use of haptic and digital sketching. A case study involving ten final year students…
Descriptors: Design, Comparative Analysis, Preferences, Freehand Drawing
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Chester, Kayleigh L.; Magnusson, Josefine; Klemera, Ellen; Spencer, Neil H.; Brooks, Fiona – Youth & Society, 2019
Over the last decade, cyberbullying has emerged as a public health concern among young people. Cyberbullying refers to intentional harmful behaviors and communication carried out repeatedly using electronic media. Considerable research has demonstrated the detrimental and long-lasting effects of cyberbullying involvement. This article draws on a…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Victims
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Tompkins, Patrick; Williams, Mitchell R.; Pribesh, Shana – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Late registration is a common practice in community colleges, but the evidence-based argument for the presumed deleterious effects of late registration on student success is weaker than is commonly believed, and there has been no published research on how success rates may differ for late registrants in online and on-campus classes, and for…
Descriptors: School Registration, Academic Achievement, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Ozdayi, Nahit; Yücel, Ali Serdar; Demir, Mehmet Burak – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2019
The purpose of this study is to analyze the loneliness levels of students studying in 2017-2018 summer school of Balikesir University School of Physical Education and Sports by some demographic characteristics. This is a descriptive study. The research population is composed of 865 students studying in 2017-2018 summer school of Balikesir…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Psychological Patterns, Affective Measures, Physical Education
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Özdener, Nesrin; Demirci, Fatih – Technology, Knowledge and Learning, 2019
The use of mobile applications which are developed for smartphones and tablets is increasing. They use special features of the devices such as integrated cameras, geopositioning, and location and orientation sensors. The purpose of this study is to examine students' opinions on using an educational mobile application which is supported by sensors…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Student Attitudes, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Cullen, Dana; Smith, Katherine; Collin, Jeff – Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 2019
Aim: To assess the extent to which alcohol industry actors cited evidence in submissions to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee's 2011 call for written evidence on the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill and to compare any citations of peer-reviewed evidence to original sources. Methods: All submissions to the consultation…
Descriptors: Drinking, Industry, Public Policy, Costs
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