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Eisen, Daniel – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study explores how project managers, working for private federal IT contractors, experience and understand managing the development of software applications for U.S. federal government agencies. Very little is known about how they manage their projects in this challenging environment. Software development is a complex task and only grows in…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Program Administration, Administrators, Administrator Attitudes
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Powell, James; Wright, Theo; Newland, Paul; Creed, Chris; Logan, Brian – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2008
Is it possible to educate a fire officer to deal intelligently with the command and control of a major fire event he will never have experienced? The authors of this paper believe there is, and present here just one solution to this training challenge. It involves the development of an intelligent simulation based upon computer managed interactive…
Descriptors: Fire Protection, Fire Science Education, Artificial Intelligence, Case Studies
Batcheller, Archer L. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Software has an important role in supporting scientific work. This dissertation studies teams that build scientific software, focusing on the way that they determine what the software should do. These requirements engineering processes are investigated through three case studies of climate science software projects. The Earth System Modeling…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Software, Design Requirements, Computer Science Education
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Curran-Everett, Douglas – Advances in Physiology Education, 2008
Learning about statistics is a lot like learning about science: the learning is more meaningful if you can actively explore. This series in "Advances in Physiology Education" provides an opportunity to do just that: we will investigate basic concepts in statistics using the free software package R. Because this series uses R solely as a vehicle…
Descriptors: Physiology, Error of Measurement, Statistics, Experiential Learning