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Kozar, Joy M.; Marcketti, Sara B. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2008
The purpose of this article is to address the relationship between the purchase of counterfeit apparel goods by college students and their knowledge and concern of counterfeiting. Additionally, students' beliefs regarding the legality of manufacturing, distributing, and purchasing counterfeit goods are examined. This topic is important because…
Descriptors: Consumer Science, Sciences, Ethics, College Students
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Thompson, Greg – T.H.E. Journal, 2013
At best, insurance is a crucial investment that leads to peace of mind after large educational technology expenditures. If something goes wrong, the insurer pays the claim. At worst, insurance premiums siphon money from school budgets while lining the pockets of distant company executives. John Connolly, director of technology at Consolidated High…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Insurance Occupations
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White, Su; Davis, Hugh C. – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2011
Many of the communities interested in learning and teaching technologies within higher education now accept the view that a conception of personal learning environments provides the most realistic and workable perspective of learners' interactions with and use of technology. This view may not be reflected in the behaviour of those parts of a…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Environment, Institutional Characteristics, Case Studies
Yoon, Wonah – ProQuest LLC, 2009
As the population of older Americans rapidly increases and the costs of institutional health care rise, there is much concern about how to satisfy the future care needs of older Americans. As these demographic and socioeconomic trends are coupled with limitations on federal funds for public health care programs, policymakers are focusing on…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Health Needs, Futures (of Society)
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Penner, Nikolai; Grodek, Elzbieta – The EUROCALL Review, 2014
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) constitute an integral part of the teaching and learning environment in present-day educational institutions and play an increasingly important role in the modern second language classroom. In this study, an online language learning tool "Tell Me More" (TMM) has been introduced as a…
Descriptors: French, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Simoes, Claudia; Soares, Ana Maria – Studies in Higher Education, 2010
Higher education institutions are facing increasingly complex challenges, which demand a deeper understanding of the sources prospective students use when applying to a higher education institution. This research centres on students' decision-making process for higher education institutions, focusing on the pre-purchase period, and, in particular,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Information Sources, College Choice, Decision Making
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Louie, Therese A. – Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2005
Two studies examined the relationship between hindsight bias and corresponding open-ended thoughts for decisions in a service provider setting. Perspectives of those observing and making decisions were examined. In study 1, business students who learned the results of a financial advisor's stock purchase showed the traditional hindsight effect…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Purchasing, Bias, Time Perspective
Archer, Mary Ann E. – Online, 1978
Five points which should be considered when making decisions about whether to purchase magnetic tapes for in-hours searching by batch processing, purchase terminals and contract with on-line vendors, or contract with information brokers for retrospective searching or SDI are availability of information in the most useful form, hardware and…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Databases, Decision Making, Guidelines
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Finke, Michael S.; Huston, Sandra J.; Winchester, Danielle D. – Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 2011
Using a cost-benefit framework for financial planning services and proprietary data collected in the summer of 2008, the client characteristics that are associated with the likelihood of paying for professional financial advice, as well as the type of financial services purchased, are identified. Results indicate that respondents who pay for…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Client Characteristics, Identification, Data Collection
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Moogan, Yvonne J. – International Journal of Educational Management, 2011
Purpose: Issues such as managing brand image, assessing advertising medium effectiveness and collecting market intelligence are common practice for higher education institutions (HEIs). Consequently, understanding the information needs of potential students to the HEI when they make their decisions is paramount. The aim of this survey is to…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Information Needs, Information Sources, Enrollment Management
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Roman, Mallory; Medvedev, Katalin – College Student Journal, 2011
There's ample evidence that peer approval and group acceptance play a role in many social phenomena. This influence can manifest itself through the bystander effect, peer pressure, social facilitation and in many other ways. However, dress as a means of social influence has been largely ignored. This study was designed to determine whether peer…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Purchasing, Social Influences, Peer Influence
Yerby, Dennis – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the role that available Online Travel Agency (OTA) destination information may have on a traveler's perceptions and intent in transaction decisions with that respective OTA. Specifically, this research examined a pleasure traveler's transaction perceptions and intentions with an OTA…
Descriptors: Travel, Information Sources, Decision Making, Attitudes
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Kreamer, Jean T. – Top of the News, 1985
Compares specific aspects of 16mm film and the videocassette that should be considered in making media software and hardware purchase decisions for library media collections: aesthetics and intended audience size, compatibility and format, costs, copyright, market trends, and major advantages and disadvantages. A four-item bibliography is…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Copyrights, Costs, Evaluation Criteria
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Villano, Matt – T.H.E. Journal, 2007
Data is a daily reality for school systems. Between standardized tests and tools from companies that offer data warehousing services, educators and district superintendents alike are up to their eyeballs in facts and figures about student performance that they can use as the basis for curricular decisions. Still, there is more to assessment than…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Decision Making
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Edwards, Thomas G.; Chelst, Kenneth R. – Mathematics Teacher, 2007
When studying mathematics, students often ask the age-old question, "When will I ever use this in my future?" The activities described in this article demonstrate for students a process that brings the power of mathematical reasoning to bear on a difficult decision involving multiple criteria that is sure to resonate with the interests of many of…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Mathematics Instruction, Relevance (Education), Learning Activities
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