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Charles D.E. Lakeman and Patrick F. Fleig
As the number of passive components in electronic circuits increases, new methods for fabricating passives are under development to optimize utilization of board space. In…
As the number of passive components in electronic circuits increases, new methods for fabricating passives are under development to optimize utilization of board space. In this paper, we will describe the performance capabilities of TPL's micro‐contact printing (μCP) process to fabricate near‐net‐shape structures with feature sizes ranging from 100 microns to the sub‐micron scale. Like thick film processes, this novel process is compatible with a broad materials base, making a large range of materials properties available. Unlike thick film, however, this novel process employs powder‐free inks that can be patterned with high resolution. It is anticipated that this process will enable integration of passive components that show thin film performance at thick film cost. Emphasis in this paper will be placed on processing conditions, and materials properties to demonstrate the feasibility of this process for passive device fabrication.
Sue Holttum, Laura Lea and Sarah Strohmaier
Previous research suggests that service user and carer involvement (SUCI) in clinical psychology training may have an impact. The purpose of this study was to develop a…
Previous research suggests that service user and carer involvement (SUCI) in clinical psychology training may have an impact. The purpose of this study was to develop a validated questionnaire to enable trainee clinical psychologists to rate this.
A collaborative project was carried out with service users and carers and trainee clinical psychologists. The principles of questionnaire design were followed. The authors developed and validated a trainee self-report questionnaire, based on focus groups and relevant literature indicating potential impacts of involvement on practice. A draft 60-item version was piloted with 15 trainee clinical psychologists. Then, 133 trainees from 22 UK clinical psychology courses completed it (estimated response rate of 13.2%). The sample was representative of UK trainees in gender and ethnicity, but slightly older.
The principal component analysis produced a 36-item questionnaire with four factors: human communication, carer perspectives, empathy and challenging/changing. The questionnaire showed good internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Stakeholder consultation suggested face and content validity and there was some indication of construct validity.
The project has resulted in a usable co-produced questionnaire, which is now available to clinical psychology courses to assess the self-reported impact of SUCI in training, and which may also be used in future research.