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Gougeon, Elliott E. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
In this dissertation, I take a look at Middle Low German nominal phrases as evidenced in the Lubecker Ratsurteile, a collection of court proceedings published by Wilhelm Ebel in 1955, which cover the years 1421-1550. By digitizing the corpus, I was able to perform a corpus analysis on noun phrases, where I concentrated on determiner use and form,…
Descriptors: German, Nouns, Language Patterns, Court Litigation
Wei, Weiqi – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Subject selection is essential and has become the rate-limiting step for harvesting knowledge to advance healthcare through clinical research. Present manual approaches inhibit researchers from conducting deep and broad studies and drawing confident conclusions. High-throughput clinical phenotyping (HTCP), a recently proposed approach, leverages…
Descriptors: Health Services, Records (Forms), Medical Evaluation, Electronic Publishing
Cox, Daniel Dean – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative, multiple-case study was two-fold: 1) to describe, analyze, and interpret the experiences of school principals and superintendents who use multiple social media tools such as blogs, microblogs, social networking sites, podcasts, and online videos with stakeholders as part of their comprehensive communications…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Principals, Superintendents
Simeone, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Challenging the argument that liberal humanism faces extinction in the face of ubiquitous digital technologies, my dissertation analyzes the ways in which consumer electronics reinscribe the human subject as a privileged category in the information age. Through spaces like the Matrix, Windows 7, or even the single row of play controls on a…
Descriptors: Electronics, Cybernetics, Humanism, Fiction
Torres, Carlos A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study investigated college students' attitudes toward and intentions to use personal health portals (PHPs) for managing their personal health information using a survey method. The study also aimed to examine the roles electronic Personal Health Information Management (PHIM) anxiety and apathy play in influencing students' attitudes toward…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes
Foley, Shawn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the effect of a learning environment using an Electronic Health Record (EHR) on undergraduate nursing students' behavioral intention (BI) to use an EHR. BI is defined by Davis (1989) in the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) as the degree to which a person has formulated conscious plans to perform or not…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Undergraduate Students, Medical Evaluation, Records (Forms)
Chavis, Virginia D. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Despite implementation of electronic medical record (EMR) systems in the United States and other countries, there is no organizational development model that addresses medical professionals' attitudes toward technology adoption in a learning organization. The purpose of this study was to assess whether a model would change those attitudes toward…
Descriptors: Records (Forms), Medical Evaluation, Electronic Publishing, Models
Jeong, Bong-Keun – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Digital piracy and the emergence of new distribution channels have changed the dynamics of supply chain coordination and created many interesting problems. There has been increased attention to understanding the phenomenon of consumer piracy behavior and its impact on supply chain profitability. The purpose of this dissertation is to better…
Descriptors: Music, Delivery Systems, Internet, Electronic Publishing
Zhu, Zutao – ProQuest LLC, 2010
In recent years, the concerns about the privacy for the electronic data collected by government agencies, organizations, and industries are increasing. They include individual privacy and knowledge privacy. Privacy-preserving data publishing is a research branch that preserves the privacy while, at the same time, withholding useful information in…
Descriptors: Public Agencies, Models, Data Collection, Vignettes
Vest, Joshua Ryan – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Health information exchange (HIE) is the process of electronically sharing patient-level information among different organizations with the objectives of quality and cost improvements. The adoption of HIE in the United States is not widespread, but numerous efforts at facilitating HIE exist and the incentives for electronic health record system…
Descriptors: Health Materials, Information Transfer, Electronic Publishing, Adoption (Ideas)
Tanners, Adam – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study investigated the impact of a Kindle e-book reader on the reading rate, comprehension and e-reader acceptance of five postsecondary students with reading disabilities. A single-case Alternating Treatments Design was employed to measure reading rates and reading comprehension. Students were exposed to a series of controlled reading…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Electronic Publishing, Reading Rate, Reading Comprehension