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Publication date: 1 November 2007

Sarah Rosenbloom, Susan Yount, Kathleen Yost, Debra Hampton, Diane Paul, Amy Abernethy, Paul B. Jacobsen, Karen Syrjala, Jamie Von Roenn and David Cella

Recent guidance from the United States Food and Drug Administration discusses patient-reported outcomes as endpoints in clinical trials (FDA, 2006). Using methods…

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Recent guidance from the United States Food and Drug Administration discusses patient-reported outcomes as endpoints in clinical trials (FDA, 2006). Using methods consistent with this guidance, we developed symptom indexes for patients with advanced cancer. Input on the most important symptoms was obtained from 533 patients recruited from National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) member institutions and four non-profit social service organizations. Diagnoses included the following 11 primary cancers: bladder, brain, breast, colorectal, head/neck, hepatobiliary/pancreatic, kidney, lung, lymphoma, ovarian and prostate. Physician experts in each of 11 diseases were also surveyed to differentiate symptoms that were predominantly disease-based from those that were predominantly treatment-induced. Results were evaluated alongside previously published indexes for 9 of these 11 advanced cancers that were created based on expert provider surveys, also at NCCN institutions (Cella et al., 2003). The final results are 11 symptom indexes that reflect the highest priorities of people affected by these 11 advanced cancers and the experienced perspective of the people who provide their medical treatment. Beyond the clinical value of such indexes, they may also contribute significantly to satisfying regulatory requirements for a standardized tool to evaluate drug efficacy with respect to symptomatology.

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The Value of Innovation: Impact on Health, Life Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Research
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-551-2

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Book part
Publication date: 1 November 2007

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The Value of Innovation: Impact on Health, Life Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Research
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-551-2

Article
Publication date: 1 July 2007

Kathleen Swan, Joan Mazur, Lina Trullinger, David Brock, Amanda Ross, April Holman and Josh Yost

In this article, we feature five students’ initial efforts at developing technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK). Five new teachers—four from social studies and…

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In this article, we feature five students’ initial efforts at developing technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK). Five new teachers—four from social studies and one from English/humanities—developed lesson plans that attempt to integrate their own experiences, their evolving teaching skills, and technology expertise (at varying levels) within standards-based content/curriculum requirements. In part, our goal as teacher educators is to begin to consider what kinds of issues our new teachers face as they negotiate their understandings of TPCK. Moreover, we ourselves are negotiating an understanding of how to best debrief them as they reflect on practice and the meaning of technological pedagogical content knowledge in the school context.

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Social Studies Research and Practice, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1933-5415

Article
Publication date: 10 April 2017

Kathleen Simione, Rowena Ortiz-Walters, Julia M. Fullick-Jagiela and Patricia S. Kelly

Team-based assignments must be constructed to contribute to the effective development of teamwork skills, an important learning objective for most schools of business. The…

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Purpose

Team-based assignments must be constructed to contribute to the effective development of teamwork skills, an important learning objective for most schools of business. The purpose of this paper is to understand how students view the usefulness of team assignments in order to inform more effective pedagogical techniques related to team-based assignments and the development of student teamwork competencies.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from Likert-scale online surveys administered to students upon completion of the first-year team-based introductory business course. Survey items were developed to assess the team-related activities and components in the course and students’ perceived usefulness of team-based assignments. Results from exploratory factor analyses are presented.

Findings

Data analyses indicated that survey items contributed to students’ perceived usefulness of team-based assignments. Across three studies, the authors developed a new measure to evaluate effectiveness of team-based assignments.

Practical implications

For those educators who utilize team-based assignments in their courses, this study provides a much needed measure to assess the effectiveness of assignments intended to develop students’ teamwork competencies. The findings also serve to provide evidence of assurance of learning, and evidence of how students are developing in the area of interpersonal skills and abilities to manage interactions that most schools of business and universities deem as essential learning outcomes as a result of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business requirements.

Originality/value

Evidence from online surveys of 755 students in a pilot study and two additional studies conducted longitudinally over a two-year period support a new measure to assess the usefulness of specific team assignments.

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Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2050-7003

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2005

Tim Kindseth and Michael Romanos

This annotated list represents a selection of outstanding poetry titles published in the USA in 2003 and the early part of 2004.

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Purpose

This annotated list represents a selection of outstanding poetry titles published in the USA in 2003 and the early part of 2004.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors selected the titles in this list from the 2,100 titles received for the 2004 Poetry Publications Showcase at Poets House in New York City, held in April 2004.

Findings

The authors selected titles for this list that would be both accessible and challenging to library users.

Originality/value

This list can be used as a guide to collection development for contemporary poetry.

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Collection Building, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Book part
Publication date: 18 April 2002

J. Stuart Bunderson and Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

Why are some management teams more strongly oriented toward learning than others? The dominant notion in the learning literature is that teams will seek to learn when…

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Why are some management teams more strongly oriented toward learning than others? The dominant notion in the learning literature is that teams will seek to learn when their outcomes do not live up to their aspirations. In this paper we argue that this perspective overlooks important factors in the social context of a management team that can promote or inhibit an orientation toward learning. In-depth analysis of qualitative and quantitative data obtained from four business unit management teams in a Fortune 100 consumer products company supports this thesis. Specifically, we find that a teams learning orientation is fostered by: (1) an emphasis on ends over means combined with clarity around ends, (2) team norms that tolerate mistakes of commission but sanction mistakes of omission, (3) a sense of uniqueness combined with a strong sense of team efficacy, and (4) cross-boundary interaction facilitated by experientially-broad boundary spanners. These findings both confirm as well as extend theoretical and empirical work on the factors that activate learning and innovation.

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Toward Phenomenology of Groups and Group Membership
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-144-6

Article
Publication date: 22 March 2013

Hisham Hamid Hawass

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between brand trust and consumer doubts towards new products in the Egyptian mobile phone market. The study…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between brand trust and consumer doubts towards new products in the Egyptian mobile phone market. The study controls for the effects of age differences and risk aversion.

Design/methodology/approach

The study applies a questionnaire methodology that consists of measures adopted from existing and tested scales on a randomly selected sample of Egyptian mobile phone users. It applies multiple regression analysis in order to predict the hypothesized relationships.

Findings

The research findings reveal that brand reliability is negatively associated with consumer doubts towards the perceived risks and the relative advantage of new products. On the other hand, brand intentions are negatively associated with doubts towards the performance risk of a new product. Besides, age and risk aversion do not control the hypothesized relationships.

Originality/value

This paper examines brand trust from a multi‐dimensional perspective to evaluate consumer doubts towards new products in the Egyptian context.

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Journal of Islamic Marketing, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1759-0833

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