du.sePublications
Change search
Refine search result
891011121314 501 - 550 of 18305
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Rows per page
  • 5
  • 10
  • 20
  • 50
  • 100
  • 250
Sort
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
  • Standard (Relevance)
  • Author A-Ö
  • Author Ö-A
  • Title A-Ö
  • Title Ö-A
  • Publication type A-Ö
  • Publication type Ö-A
  • Issued (Oldest first)
  • Issued (Newest first)
  • Created (Oldest first)
  • Created (Newest first)
  • Last updated (Oldest first)
  • Last updated (Newest first)
  • Disputation date (earliest first)
  • Disputation date (latest first)
Select
The maximal number of hits you can export is 250. When you want to export more records please use the Create feeds function.
  • 501.
    Amerivaressi, Farrokh
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Österhult, Roland
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Koordination och organisation: - två viktiga begrepp vid skapandet av en innehållsrik hemsida för kommunala myndigheter2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vi har undersökt vilket innehåll som socialtjänstens enhet individ-och familjeomsorgen inom olika kommuner har på sina hemsidor samt hur de har organiserat och koordinerat arbetet. Det visar sig att innehållsmässigt ser det väldigt lika ut med den information som erbjuds, det som skiljer hemsidorna åt är aktiviteter och kontaktmöjligheter för användarna. En del kommuner erbjuder sina användare möjligheten till kontakt via email till berörd handläggare medan andra valt att enbart ha email till själva enheten eller någon chef. Koordinationen kring själva arbetet sker i det flesta fall via muntlig kommunikation och ömsesidig anpassning. Endast en kommun har minskat koordinationen genom att använda standardprogram. Arbetets organisation utgår ifrån en grundläggande form av AD-hocracy.

  • 502.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Feedback as a Topic Changing strategy in Japanese TV Discussions: Issues in Intercultural Communication Volume1 Issue 22008In: Journal of Intercultural Communication, ISSN 1404-1634, E-ISSN 1404-1634, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 145-158Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 503.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Feedback as strategy to change Topic and its function in Japanese TV discussion program.2007In: The 20th meeting of The Japanese Association of Sociolinguistic Sciences, Kansai Gakuen University, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 504.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    How they change topics: Empirical study of “supportive” and “negative” speaking styles in mixed-gender conversation: Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium2008In: Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium, Tuscon, USA, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 505.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    The compensatory style of Feedback on Japanese Inter Relay Chat2011In: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2011, Georgetown, Washington DC, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Feedback(FB) has been defined as the 3rd move in the interactional exchange of the Initiation-Response-Follow up structure(Coulthard et al.,1975). In Japanese , it was also defined as a response or reaction to previous statements made by other participants (Takamor, 2004). On the basis of such definisions, the formula and function of FB has also been analyzed. On the other hand, Inter Relay Chat (IRC) is considred as a relativily "Lean" Medium as IRC, based on the data that comprises 5574 utterances taken from "Yahoo Japan" chat rooms. Qualitative analysis clarified that emoticons, the hedge in a form of the alphabet "w", and the verbal play and rhyme can be considred as the unique aspects of IRC in Japanese.

  • 506.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    The difference of conceptualization in the Japanese and American occupational meeting - Through examining the pragmatic usage of discourse marker “Oh” and “Att”2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The pragmatic usage of each Discourse markers has been analyzed on its pragmaticand semantic meaning on various contexts.  Some research seeks for clarifying only the major usage for the purpose of languagelearning, such as the usage in dictionary. At the other hand, some claims Pragmaticmarkers have a number of different functions depending on the context, questioningwhether they have one meaning or many meanings.  According to Schiffrin (1987), there are two types of discourse markers in Americandiscourse. One of those is the semantic-relevant usage, which focuses on the logicalaspect of markers, such as”because”, “so” or “but”. The other one is the markers suchas “well” or “oh”, which are relatively supposed not to be logical and rather their mainfocus is on the emotional or turn-management effect.  Especially as for the discourse marker “oh”, though it belong to the latter type,Schiffrin (1987) notifies all of 6 main usages from pragmatic (strong emotional state)to semantic are based on the information management task, regardless of detailedclassification inside it.  Except the usage of each marker, this research also focuses on the perspective of“genre discourse analysis”, as a scale to examine discourse markers. Genre is aperspective to analyse discourse, and the definition of which is suggested by Bensonand Greaves (1981), as “the type of activity in which the discourse operates its content,idea and institutional focus”.  This research sets the “occupational meeting “on Japanese and American as the typeof activity, and aims to find the difference of “concept of meeting” and thus “theconceptualisation of Japanese politeness reflected in the “wakimae” principle, byinvesting the pragmatic usage of “oh” American and Japanese speakers choose.As the methodology, based on 500 turns from the speech setting of “meeting” and“casual conversation” on both of American and Japanese corpus, the marker to show“surprise” are extracted respectively and further divided to 6 usage along theSchiffrin’s categorization and then cross-examined.  Consequently the result is found as next:1. “Strong emotional state” such as showing the surprise or fear, the most pragmaticusage is frequently found in American corpus and the frequency doesn’t showany difference when the setting changed from the casual conversation to themeeting. Whereas it was rare to find same usage in Japanese especially inmeeting.2. The most pragmatic usage, which just collocates with feedback to answer, isfound frequently in Japanese especially in the meeting.3. The usage that focus on information management aspect as “repair” or “requestof clarification” increase in American meeting, compared to that in casualconversation, In contrast, the opposite tendency is found in Japanese counterparts.  In conclusion, negotiations of debating aspect are mainly cantered in Americanmeetings, in which the exchanges of the difference in information they have obtainedare focused. However in Japanese, the main issue are replaced by wakimae(discretion),which require the participants to choose certain formality of the conversational settings.

  • 507.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    The framework to analyze the discourse in Adobe Connect base class- room environment: How the interaction on the web promotes the acquisition of learners2011In: / [ed] Amino, Kaoru, Yokohama National University, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 508.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    The function of Feedback and Emcee’s role in Japanese TV discussion program2008In: Social and Cultural Studies, ISSN 1175-7132, Vol. 24, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 509.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    The pragmatic usage of contrastive connectives as Turn-Taking strategies in Japanese conversation2007In: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2007 (GURT 2007), Georgetown, USA, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 510.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    The subjectivity and Sentence Final Particles in the citation clause: Re-Construct their story in Japanese mass-media2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 511.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    The Turn-Taking strategy and its function in Japanese conversation: The 3rd meeting in Chubu district of The Society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language2005In: The society for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language, Kinjo Gakuen University, 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 512.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    The uses of contradictory conjunctions in Japanese and American Corpuses: Context Analysis from three perspectives; semantic, diverted and developed usages2010In: The Pragmatics Society of Japan, Osaka, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 513.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Topic Closing expression before Topic-Shift: Genre and its influence in formula and function2008In: The 21th meeting of The Japanese association of Sociolinguistic Sciences, Tokyo Joshi University, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 514.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Turn the technique in Visual arts into literature: Dramatic effect in Akutagawa works and the management of tense2013In: / [ed] Takahashi Tatsuo, International Society for Akutagawa Ryūnosuke Studies , 2013, , p. 19Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The works of Akugatawa has been evaluated to connote the Drama-like expressiveness, which enables readers to perceive his works as if they are watching the visual arts as film or play.

    Elaine (1997) analyse those characteristic of Akutagawa works, and suggested the resemblance of it with the technique called as "Montage (Eisenstein, cited in Aumont, 1987)"used in some Visual Arts. Accordinng to Einstein, this technique is the "juxtaposition of two fragments resembles their product more than it does their sum", in which each scene is carefully framed and accumulated one after another, as if it is Kaleidoscope.

    In this research, those carefully accumulated scenes and its shifts are focused on, and how two elements, the narration by the protagonist’s view and the description of what happens are structured in each novel are examined. As well, the relevance of the shifts of scenes and how "tense" as syntactic element are differently managed are also subjects to be examined, based on his two works "Toshisyun" and "Torokko".

    To look into the usage of tense in "Toshisyun", "-ta form (past tense)" is used in the dialogue at the opening part as narration, in other hands, "-ru form (present tense)" is shown in the descriptive part.

    Same tendency is also shown in "Torokko". "-ta form (past tense)" is used the monologue by protagonist at the opening part, however the "-ru form (present tense) "is used in the descriptive part, which is actually considered to precede the narrative part chronologically.

    One reason of these contradicted usages of tense could due to the expressional effect of present form in Japanese. Maynard (2005) implies the descriptive effect of present tense as the vividness that gives readers the sensation of chronological and physical closeness to the event shown in the narrative.

    These two works also shows the structural equivalence; In addition to the usage of tense in the monologue or dialogue part in opening, "-ta form (past tense)" is also used in the closing part. This structural accordance of tense makes readers to refrain a scene, which has already been submitted. Ricio (2007) suggested the same technique in films as "flash forward". Thus management of tense in Akutagawa could realize the expressional means in visual arts in the literature, and it could be one element of Drama -characteristic in his works.

    [References]

    Aumont,J.(1998).Montage Eisenstein, London and Bloomington Publisher (BFI).

    Elaine Gerbert (1997). A new look: The Influence of Vision Technology on Narrative in Taisho, In

    Haruko Minegishi Cook, Kyoko Hijirida, Mildred M. Tahara, eds., New Trends and Issues in

    Teaching Japanese Language and Culture, Volume 3, Issue 15, Second Language Teaching and

    Curriculum Center University of Hawai’I ,pp 15-30.

    Maynard, Senko, K. (2005) Danwa Hyogen handbook, Kuroshio publisher, Tokyo.

    Rocio Montoro (2007). Analysing Literature through Films, In Greg Watson and Sonia Zyngier, eds.,

    Literature and Stylistics for Language Learners: Theory and Practice, Palgrave macmillan,Finland,

    pp48-59.

  • 515.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Turn-Taking strategies and style shift by gender difference: Linguistic convention and its obligation2008In: The Japanese association of Sociolinguistic Sciences, Tokyo Joshi University, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 516.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Turn-Taking Strategy and Style-Shift in Japanese Women2009In: Proceedings of the 5 th Biennial International Gender and Language Association Conference IGALA 5, held at Victoria University of Wellington, July 2008, Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington , 2009, p. 225-239Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines gender differences and style-shifting of women in turn-taking (TT) strategies during Japanese conversations; such strategies appear when there is a new shift in conversation. Specifically, the article explores the gender difference in TT strategies and whether a woman’s TT strategy changes in accordance with the interlocutor’s gender. This article suggests that women have varying conversational styles that are rather similar to those of men. The following tendencies were observed in the TT strategies of men and women. First, in the TT strategies adopted toward male interlocutors, females exhibited supportive tendencies, such as involving men in the conversation or actively responding to them. Second, the TT strategies adopted by males toward female interlocutors revealed negative elements such as the use of blunt responsive markers or first person pronouns. Third, in the TT strategies adopted toward female interlocutors, females displayed relatively negative tendencies, using blunt or simple TT strategies in comparison to those seen in the conversations between males and females. The article then discusses the implications of these findings as women do not innately possess supportive conversational styles and simply converse in accordance with their gender role. In particular, the discussion focuses on the possibility that the socialization of women also compels them to follow linguistic socialization, which reflects a woman’s customary role to engage in assistant work.

  • 517.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    Turn-Taking Strategy in Japanese CMC2009In: Studies in Language and Cultures, ISSN 1341-0032, Vol. 24, p. 47-64Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [un]

    IRC (Inter Relay Chat) falls under the form of media called CMC (Computer-mediated communication); however, this form of media lacks such features as co-presence and simultaneity (Lark and Brennan, 1991). Therefore, CMC is said to be a limited form of media, compared to face-to-face communication (King, 1996). With regard to CMC, studies on turn-taking systems have been examined in the Western context. Hence, in this paper, I would like to argue that, to some extent, Japanese CMC has its own turn-taking system. One of the unique characteristics of the Japanese turn-taking system is the coconstruction of turns by more than two participants, in which one of the participants utters only the former part of the statement, anticipating that the latter part will be completed by the other participants (Mizutani, 1993). In Japanese, co-construction is possible partly because of the language's syntactic structures, in which syllables can easily be attached one after the other. This type of construction is called turn-projectability and the individual part of a sentence is called TCU (Turn Construction Unit; Szatrowski, 1993). Focusing on TCU, this paper studies how a turn is taken and examines how turn-taking in IRC is different from that in face-to face communication. On the basis of 3000 turns extracted from the IRC of “Yahoo Japan,” I first counted the frequency of turn-taking strategy by initiations, such as connectives, fillers, and responsive markers as discourse markers, and then compared it with the frequency of turn-taking strategy found in face-to-face communication. Consequently, it was clarified that the initiations in CMC are not as frequent as they are in face-to-face conversation. A further observation of the data showed that TCU tends to appear instead of initiation. Through a qualitative analysis of each TCU, it can be said that primer turn, which ends in the topical marker “wa,” draws a response from other participants in the cyber community and makes the community livelier. Furthermore, in the case of a narrative, a participant connects each turn by using the conjunctive suffix “-te,” in order to draw the other's response to the story, thus contributing to the vividness of communication in cyber space. In conclusion, TCU effectively compensates for the leanness of CMC, and the various TCU can be unique and powerful tools for turn-taking strategy in Japanese CMC.

  • 518.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    When men use feminine sentence final particles: the act of deviating from the classical citation rule in narratives2008In: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2008 (GURT 2008), Georgetown, Washington DC, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 519.
    Amino, Kaoru
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Japanese.
    話者交替と話題転換に関する言語表現: -場面・性別・メディアが言語表現に与える影響-2009Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 520.
    Aminul, Mohammad
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Material Science.
    Inkjet Printing of Adhesives for LCD Products2004Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
  • 521.
    Ammya, Hanna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Lärares arbete med ett muntligt kommunikativt klassrum: En empirisk studie om hur lärare kan stötta elever i matematikundervisning så att de får möjlighet att muntligt kommunicera i matematiska sammanhang.2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 522.
    Amnå, Erik
    Göteborg University.
    More Representation or More Participation?: Challenges in Swedish Democracy2003In: Building a Human Rights Culture: South African and Swedish Perspectives / [ed] Karin Sporre & H Russel Botman, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2003, p. 102-126Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 523.
    Amores Lorenzo, Casandra
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    One-Year Master’s Degree in Tourism Destination Development Will it snow?: Sierra Nevada Ski Resort stakeholders’ perceptions of climate change2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Its strong dependency on weather conditions makes winter tourism especially vulnerable to

    climate change. Ski industry operators’ knowledge about the possible scale and effects of

    global warming is essential for adopting effective mitigation and adaptation measures. This

    study it’s focused in the ski resort located in Sierra Nevada, Spain, the southernmost ski

    resort in Europe. Using a qualitative approach, in-depth interviews were conducted. Although

    the findings generally indicate a good knowledge of climate change, the stakeholders

    perceive the issue as a global phenomenon. Stakeholders downplayed the scale of the

    phenomenon at regional scale. They did not perceive climate change as a real or immediate

    risk to the ski industry in Sierra Nevada. Consequently it was found a poor perceived need to

    adapt to the issue. Furthermore, no adaptation strategies were found directly linked to climate

    variability. Stakeholders identified technically produced snow as a business strategy to deal

    with the increasing demand and competitiveness. Adaptation to climate change in Sierra

    Nevada’s ski tourism was found reactive and autonomous. The main limits found to

    adaptation were the lack of accurate and region-specific information about climate change

    and the lack of cooperation and communication between the private and public sector.

  • 524.
    Amukena Nyqvist, Sisiwe
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    English as a Lingua Franca in Namibia:: Teachers’ Attitudes Towards English as a Medium of Instruction in Classrooms2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to investigate Namibian teachers’ attitudes towards English as a medium of instruction in Namibian classrooms. Regardless of the fact that English has no historical ties with Namibia, English still operates as the official language and the language of instruction in schools. This study briefly discusses the probable reasons for choosing English as an official language in Namibia, and as the medium of instruction in educational institutions. Furthermore, it discusses the attitudes that Namibian teachers have towards English as a medium of instruction in Namibian classrooms. A pilot electronic questionnaire, a revised questionnaire, and telephone interviews were used to acquire data for the study. The results indicate that English is a challenge for many learners and this poses a challenge to teachers as well. However, a majority of teachers from this study portray English as the language that is capable of uniting Namibian learners from different backgrounds, and a language that makes education possible in Namibia. In addition, teachers also reported that knowledge of English opens up educational opportunities for learners to study abroad.

  • 525. Amundsson, Maria
    et al.
    Mark, Jonna
    Faktorer av betydelse för implementering av vetenskaplig evidens i klinisk omvårdnad: En litteraturöversikt2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: I föreliggande litteraturstudie var syftet att beskriva vilka faktorer som har betydelse för implementering av vetenskaplig evidens i klinisk omvårdnad samt att jämföra dessa faktorer med ramverket PARIHS implementeringsteori.

    Metod: Artiklar söktes via databaserna PubMed och CINAHL. Inklusionskriterierna uppfylldes hos 21 artiklar vilka gick vidare till kvalitetsgranskning. Slutligen kvarstod 16 artiklar vilka resultatet baserats på. Artiklarna analyserades genom identifiering av likheter och skillnader i innehåll avseende faktorer av betydelse för implementering.

    Resultat: Enligt studiens resultat omfattar evidens egenskaper hos evidens och intervention samt patienters möjlighet att vara involverade i projektgruppen. Kontext bestod av resurser på arbetsplatsen, ledarskap och mentorskap samt attityder och åsikter hos personalen. Facilitering innefattade säkerställande av att personalen besatt kunskap och hade relevant utbildning, att det fanns ett multidisciplinärt samarbete samt att vedertagna implementeringsstrategier användes.

    Slutsats: Resultatet från studien svarar i hög grad mot PARIHS element evidens, kontext och facilitering. Författarna är av uppfattningen att implementering av vetenskaplig evidens är en komplex process där ett flertal olika faktorer samverkar, vilket bekräftas av beskrivning av implementering utifrån ramverket PARIHS. Implementering kräver kunskap om hur positiva och negativa faktorer kan förstärkas respektive minskas utifrån rådande förutsättningar.

  • 526.
    Anbalagan, Sindhuja
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Computer Engineering.
    On Occurrence Of Plagiarism In Published Computer Science Thesis Reports At Swedish Universities2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years, it has been observed that software clones and plagiarism are becoming an increased threat for one?s creativity. Clones are the results of copying and using other?s work. According to the Merriam – Webster dictionary, “A clone is one that appears to be a copy of an original form”. It is synonym to duplicate. Clones lead to redundancy of codes, but not all redundant code is a clone. On basis of this background knowledge ,in order to safeguard one?s idea and to avoid intentional code duplication for pretending other?s work as if their owns, software clone detection should be emphasized more. The objective of this paper is to review the methods for clone detection and to apply those methods for finding the extent of plagiarism occurrence among the Swedish Universities in Master level computer science department and to analyze the results.The rest part of the paper, discuss about software plagiarism detection which employs data analysis technique and then statistical analysis of the results. Plagiarism is an act of stealing and passing off the idea?s and words of another person?s as one?s own. Using data analysis technique, samples(Master level computer Science thesis report) were taken from various Swedish universities and processed in Ephorus anti plagiarism software detection. Ephorus gives the percentage of plagiarism for each thesis document, from this results statistical analysis were carried out using Minitab Software. The results gives a very low percentage of Plagiarism extent among the Swedish universities, which concludes that Plagiarism is not a threat to Sweden?s standard of education in computer science. This paper is based on data analysis, intelligence techniques, EPHORUS software plagiarism detection tool and MINITAB statistical software analysis.

  • 527.
    Anbary, Atefeh
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    Nguyen, Linh
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    Knowledge retention in Vietnam-based ManagementConsulting SMEs2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aim:

    The overall aim of the thesis is to describe and understand how Vietnam-based

    management consulting SMEs retain organizational knowledge in cases of employees’ departure

    and further develop strategies for knowledge retention.

    Methodology:

    Qualitative research via semi-structured interviews in 2 Vietnam-based

    management consulting SMEs (1 medium-sized company and 1 small company) was conducted.

    Findings:

    Knowledge retention is still a rather new concept in the Vietnamese context,

    interestingly, however; some knowledge retention initiatives have been unconsciously

    implemented by Vietnam-based management consulting SMEs. Small-sized companies, which

    suffer more from resource scarcity in terms of human, finance, time, tend to be less active in

    knowledge retention than medium-size companies. More efforts have been put in retaining tacit

    knowledge by management consulting SMEs in Vietnam. Among the factors influencing

    knowledge retention, leadership is seen to be the key factor to decide the successful

    implementation of knowledge retention of Vietnam-based management consulting SMEs.

    Vietnamese culture is also found to have indirect impacts (either positive or negative) on

    knowledge retention through other factors (leadership, organizational culture, personal attitudes),

    however the effect of national culture on knowledge retention varies from firm to firm, largely

    depends on SMEs’ leadership.

    Practical implications:

    Considering the important roles of leaders in the implementation of

    knowledge retention, training on leadership skills is highly recommended. Furthermore, trainings

    on interpersonal skills and personal attitudes towards knowledge retention also need attention.

    On top of that, it is essential to build up an organizational culture that facilitates knowledge

    retention and provides appropriate organizational supports (affordable IT systems that suit

    SMEs’ needs, extrinsic together with intrinsic rewards). Last but not least, knowledge retention

    activities are recommended to be integrated into daily operations to cope with the issues related

    to time constraints faced by management consulting SMEs.

  • 528.
    Andersdotter, Emma
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Computer Engineering.
    Säkerhet i molntjänster: Starka autentiseringsmetoder, federeringslösningar & säkerhetshot mot autentisering i moln2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    "Moln" är ett känt ord använt för att beskriva molntjänster. Begreppet moln uppstod för längesen, och användes bland annat på 70-talet för att representera delar som ingen riktigt förstod sig på. Det är inte bara ordet moln som fortfarande orsakar förvirring, utan även dess flertaliga beskrivningar. Dessa gör det svårt att få grepp om vad molntjänster egentligen innebär. Kraven för molntjänster är flera, men man talar oftast om bred tillgänglighet, konsolidering av resurser, snabb elasticitet och mätbara, självbetjäningstjänster. Implementering av säkerhet är viktig för molntjänster för att kunna skydda dem från säkerhetshot. En vanlig men också viktig säkerhetskontroll är autentisering. Autentisering tillsammans med federationslösningar möjliggör för integration mellan molntjänster som vill dela autentisering.

    Rapporten är strukturerad i olika sektioner, innehållande bakgrund till problem, syften som leder fram till frågeställningar och vald metodik. Den teoretiska biten består av en litteraturstudie om bland annat; säkerhetshot mot autentisering i molnet; skydd mot dessa; autentiseringsmetoder passande för molnet; federationslösningar. I analysen jämför rapporten skillnader och likheter mellan resultat från litteraturstudien och från flera intervjuer. I slutsatsen presenteras svar på frågeställningar och resultat från analysdelen. Integration mellan molntjänsters autentiseringslösning kan lösas av federerade identiteter, som även medför fördelarna användarvänlighet och enklare administration. Att alla identiteter samlas på en och samma plats kan dock bli ett attraktivt mål för attacker. Säkerhetshot mot molntjänster existerar i all högsta grad, dock skiljer de sig inte mycket mot traditionella tjänster. Slutsatsen påvisar att kausalitet fortfarande råder för säkerhet i molntjänster, men att förtroende har blivit ytterligare en förklaringsvariabel.

  • 529.
    Andersdotter, Nora
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Spanish.
    Diario de un montevideano gris: Rasgos del existencialismo en La tregua de Mario Benedetti2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 530.
    Andersen, Anna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Åslund, Elin
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Hur sjuksköterskan och vården påverkas av hög arbetsbelastning2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna litteraturöversikt var att belysa hur den höga arbetsbelastning som förekommer inom dagens sjukvård påverkar sjuksköterskan och vården av patienten. Artikelsökning genomfördes i databasen Science Direct. Sammanlagt inkluderades 10 artiklar i studien, fem kvalitativa och fem kvantitativa. Resultatet visade att en hög arbetsbelastning påverkade sjuksköterskan på flera områden. Till exempel så fick hon inte den tid hon behövde med patienten för att göra ett tillfredsställande arbete. Den höga arbetsbelastningen påverkade sjuksköterskan då hon inte alltid hann med att ge den önskade vården. Det fanns även faktorer i arbetsmiljön som underlättade hennes arbete som ett väl fungerande samarbete med kollegorna. Sjuksköterskor var också beroende av ett bra kollegialt stöd och behövde få tid för att ta söka ny kunskap. Sjuksköterskans arbetsbelastning bör vara så att hon kan hantera och ha kontroll över sitt arbete. Kommunikationen mellan den anställde och ledningen var viktig, för att sjuksköterskan skulle kunna ge en vård av hög kvalitet.

  • 531.
    Andersen, Kasper
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Lind, Lars
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Ingelsson, Erik
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Ärnlöv, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Medical Science. Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Byberg, Liisa
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Michaëlsson, Karl
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Sundström, Johan
    Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Skeletal muscle morphology and risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly men2015In: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, ISSN 2047-4873, E-ISSN 2047-4881, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 231-239Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: While it is well known that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, there is still a search for the mechanisms by which exercise exerts its positive effect. Skeletal muscle fibre type can be affected to some extent by exercise, and different fibre types possess different anti-inflammatory and glucometabolic properties that may influence cardiovascular disease risk.

    DESIGN: Population-based cohort study.

    METHODS: We investigated relations of skeletal muscle morphology to risk of cardiovascular events in a sample of 466 71-year-old men without cardiovascular disease, of which 295 were physically active (strenuous physical activity at least 3 h/week).

    RESULTS: During a median of 13.1 years of follow up, 173 major cardiovascular events occurred. Among physically active men, 10% higher proportion of type-I (slow-twitch oxidative) fibres was associated with a hazard ratio (HR) of 0.84 (95% confidence interval 0.74-0.95) for cardiovascular events, and 10% higher proportion of type-IIx (fast-twitch glycolytic) fibres was associated with a HR of 1.24 (1.06-1.45), adjusting for age. Similar results were observed in several sets of multivariable-adjusted models. No association of muscle fibre type with risk of cardiovascular events was observed among physically inactive men.

    CONCLUSIONS: Higher skeletal muscle proportion of type-I fibres was associated with lower risk of cardiovascular events and a higher proportion of type-IIx fibres was associated with higher risk of cardiovascular events. These relations were only observed in physically active men. Skeletal muscle fibre composition may be a mediator of the protective effects of exercise against cardiovascular disease.

  • 532.
    Andersen, Katarina
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Psychology.
    Samband mellan kondition och korttidsminne hos gymnasielever2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna empiriska studie var att se om det fanns något samband mellan kondition (VO2max) och korttidsminne hos gymnasieelever. Totalt 58 elever, 24 pojkar och 34 flickor, i åldern 16-18 år deltog i studien. Studien innehöll tre tester. Den fysiska aktivitetsgraden (kondition/VO2max) uppmättes genom en variant av Coopers löptest. Korttidsminnet testades på två sätt. Det ena testet bestod av Baddeleys Transformationstest, vilket är ett språkligt, visuellt korttidsminnestest . Det andra testet var ett auditivt korttidsminnestest. Studien visade, med envägs variansanalys, en signifikant positiv effekt av fysisk kondition på det auditiva korttidsminnestestet på 1% nivån (p=0.007). Det visades ingen signifikant inverkan på det visuella, språkliga korttidsminnestestet. Följande hypotes bekräftades: Ungdomar med låg kondition (i termer av Coopertest) har sämre auditivt korttidsminne än ungdomar med medelhög eller mycket hög kondition. Studien visade att gymnasieelever med medelhög och hög kondition har bättre korttidsminne än gymnasieelever med låg kondition. Sammanfattningsvis kan det konstateras att alla, både barn, unga, vuxna och äldre förbättrar sin kognitiva förmåga genom att vara fysiskt aktiva.

  • 533.
    Andersen, Liliana Maria
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Hur språklärare beskriver att de arbetar för att motivera elever att lära sig ett modernt språk.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att ha kunskap om hur språklärare beskriver att arbeta för att motivera eleverna att lära sig ett modernt språk är en av de stora utmaningarna som lärare i moderna språk står inför idag i den svenska skolan.

    Syftet med denna undersökning är att få kunskap om hur språklärare beskriver att arbeta för att motivera eleverna att lära sig ett modernt språk på skolan. Vilka metoder eller strategier och aktiviteter beskriver språklärare att använda för att nå detta? Metoden som användes för den här studien är kvalitativa intervjuer och åtta erfarna språklärare som undervisar i moderna språk intervjuades.

    De intervjuade språklärarna beskriver olika metoder och strategier de använder för att motivera elever och göra språklektioner mer realistiska och givande för elever. Informanternas beskrivning om hur de arbetar för att motivera att lära sig ett modernt språk hos elever tyder på att de är positiva och engagerade i sina ämnen. Metoder och strategier som lärarna beskriver att de använder är de kontrastiva metoderna, kommunikativa metoder, grammatik-översättningsmetoderna och de metakognitiva strategierna. De intervjuade lärarna betonar att variationen i användningen av dessa metoder och strategier i klassrummet motiverar och behåller motivationen hos eleverna. För att lyckas med det utgår läraren från elevens behov och intresse.

  • 534.
    Andersen, Martin
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology. Chalmers University of Technology.
    Bales, Chris
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology.
    Dalenbäck, Jan-Olof
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Techno-Economic Analysis of Solar Options for a Block Heating System2016In: Conference Proceedings: Eurosun 2016, Palma De Mallorca: International Solar Energy Society, 2016, , p. 16Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An innovative small solar district heating system with one central heating plant and four solar substations has been built in Vallda Heberg, Sweden, to supply a new housing area with passive houses. The target solar fraction was 40% and the total system design, including heat distribution in the buildings, was based on previous experience and aimed to be simple and cost-effective. The main aim of this study was to determine whether the system can be designed in a more effective manner by change of distribution system and load density. TRNSYS models were calibrated against measured data and then used to predict the energy performance. Results indicate that lower distribution heat losses can be obtained by change to a distribution concept with lower operating temperatures, while potentially reducing cost. Changes in heat density cause reduced distribution losses and boiler supplied heat demand, with only minor effects on solar system yield.

  • 535.
    Anderson, Mats
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Mechanical Engineering.
    Artursson Wissa, Ulrika
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Avdic, Anders
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Oom Gardtman, Ulf
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Education.
    Skogbergs, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Graphic Arts Technology.
    Formativ feedback i högre utbildning: Inventering, förslag och organisatorisk implementering2018Report (Other academic)
  • 536.
    Anderson, Mats
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Mechanical Engineering.
    Artursson Wissa, Ulrika
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Avdic, Anders
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Oom Gardtman, Ulf
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Education.
    Skogbergs, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Graphic Arts Technology.
    Formativ feedback i högre utbildning: Inventering, förslag och organisatorisk implementering2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 537.
    Andersson, Adam
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Berggren, Pontus
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Utvärdering av träbjälklag i ett äldre flerbostadshus med avseende på stegljud och nedböjning: Mätningar och möjliga åtgärder och åtgärdsförslag2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    New buildings will only maginally contribute to future quantity of residential housing. Therefor new knowledge of past building technics are required, to asses which action propsals are suitable when interventions are considered. Objective. This study aims to evaluate lightweight timber joist floors in a multi-story residential building from 1903, with regard to footfall noise and deflection. Method. Data has been collected with a survey and through measurements of footfall noise and deflection. The purpose of the survey is to evaluate the residentals subjective perception of footfall noise and deflection. Footfall noise has been measured with a tapping machine in accordance with Swedish Standards. The deflection has been measured with Leica NA2 paired with a parallel-plate micrometer, GFS1, for precise leveling assessment. Results. The survey shows that the residents don’t experience any issues with regard to footfall noise and deflection. The measurements show a L’nT,w+CI,50-2500 level of 55 dB and an average deflection of 0.320 mm/kN. Conclusion. Footfall noise- and deflection levels satisfy today’s requirements according to Swedish Standards and therefor the results doesn’t motivate any action proposals or interventions.

  • 538.
    Andersson, Alexandra
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Youth Policy of the European Union: Implementation of the EU Youth Strategy for the action to reduce early school leavers within two member states.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a case study with purpose to examine the implementation of the European Union Youth Strategy and the action of reducing early school leavers, which was put in force with the youth field of the European Union in 2010. The strategy contains of eight action fields, onwards only the field within education & training will be examined further in line with the strategy’s main objective to provide equal opportunities for young people in education. The theory of Normalization Process Theory focuses on policy implementation and how it becomes fully embedded within the intended society. Throughout the examination will be of how the implementation is supposed to work and how it actually is put into action within the two member states selected for this study, Sweden and Cyprus. The question to examine is to what degree has ‘the EU Youth Strategy’, and the fact of it being implemented within the member states, influenced the reduction of early school leavers. Through the method of comparative case study approach, materials were gattered throughout a variety of forms such as legislations, policies, evaluations, reports and many more. The analysis consists of the implementations of the action into the states, through what institutions and national legislations, as well as analysing the received grant from the European Union and what it has produced within the states. In conclusion, presenting the results of Sweden and Cyprus, both succeeding to reduce early school leavers, nevertheless, through different actions and interpretations of the strategy.

  • 539.
    Andersson, Anders
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
    Eriksson, Louise
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
    ASPEKTER PÅ ERKÄNNANDE I ARBETSLIVET:: -en sociologisk undersökning av mäklares jakt på erkännande2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 540.
    Andersson, Andreas
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, Moving Image Production.
    Den rörliga bildens komponenter som förstärkning av narrativet i spelfilm: En jämförande studie av en svensk och en amerikansk långfilm2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    En spelfilm berättas med hjälp av ljud och bild. Bilden är en form av kommunikation som likt ett

    vanligt språk är uppbyggt med regler. Dessa regler används för att hjälpa publiken att tolka bilden

    och kallas för berättarkomponenter. Denna uppsats bidrar till en djupare förståelse för tre av dessa

    berättarkomponenter: bildkomposition, bildutsnitt och kamerarörelser. Med hjälp av teorin

    analyseras och jämförs bildspråket i två filmer baserade på samma roman av Stig Larsson. Dessa

    två filmer är producerade i två olika filmkulturer.

    Syftet med denna uppsats var att undersöka hur bilden används för att förstärka narrativet i

    långfilm. Filmerna som har analyserats är The girl with the dragon tattoo som har producerats av

    den amerikanska filmkulturen. Den andra filmen är Män som hatar kvinnor som är producerad av

    den svenska filmkulturen. Resultaten av analyserna har sedan jämförts för att ta reda på om det

    finns någon skillnad i bildspråket mellan kulturerna. Uppsatsen visar att båda filmerna tillämpar

    reglerna på ett liknande sätt men att bildspråket anpassas till hur historien berättas.

  • 541.
    Andersson, Anette
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Graphic/Arts Technology.
    Streitlien, Kerstin
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Graphic/Arts Technology.
    Pappersmakulatur vid Bobergs Tryckeri AB - orsaker och förbättringsförslag2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Pappersmakulatur uppstår i tryckpressarna, men orsakerna finns i företagets alla funktioner. För ett framgångsrikt förbättringsarbete med att minska makulaturen krävs därför att all personal är engagerad. Examensarbetet utfördes på Bobergs Tryckeri AB i Falun, ett familjeägt företag med 60 anställda, som producerar personifierad direktreklam och blanketter. Syftet var att undersöka hur pappersmakulaturen kan minska och målet var att hitta orsaker samt ge förslag på åtgärder för att minska den. Genom intervjuer med personalen kartlades produktionssprocessen och utifrån det utarbetades förbättringsförslag. Exempel på förbättringsförslag är att kontinuerligt mäta och rapportera makulaturen, förbättra kommunikationen mellan avdelningarna och utveckla färgstyrningen. Litteraturstudier och kontakter med nyckelpersoner inom branschorganisationer och andra liknande företag, var till stor hjälp i arbetet. Fördjupningsdelen i projektet har sin grund i boken The Printer’s Guide to Waste Reduction av Tim Dalton.

  • 542.
    Andersson, Anita
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Koski, Lotta
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Palliativ omvårdnad: Ur ett patient-, närstående- och sjuksköterskeperspektiv2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna systematiska litteraturstudie var att belysa patientens, närståendes samt sjuksköterskans upplevelser av palliativ vård, för att förbättra kvaliteten på omvårdnaden. Litteraturen söktes genom Högskolan Dalarnas databaser samt från tillgängliga e-tidskrifter. Till resultatdelen valdes 19 vetenskapliga artiklar i huvudsak från Europa, men även USA, skrivna på engelska. För att bedöma artiklarnas trovärdighet granskades dessa med hjälp av två granskningsmallar. I resultatet framgick att patienter upplevde det viktigt att behålla kontrollen över sitt liv trots sjukdomen. Genom sitt förhållningssätt kunde sjuksköterskan hjälpa patienten att bibehålla kontrollen och därmed bevara patientens livskvalitet. Närståendes känslomässiga reaktioner är många då en person i deras närhet drabbats av en livshotande sjukdom. De upplevde en sorg som börjar dagen efter diagnosen och fortsätter till långt efter patientens död. Även strukturen i närståendes dagliga liv förändrades, vilket ofta ledde till ensamhet. Sjuksköterskan hade en viktig uppgift att bygga upp en fungerande relation till patienten samt till närstående. Resultatet uppmärksammade även att ett bra samarbete i det palliativa teamet var betydelsefullt för patientens omvårdnad.

  • 543.
    Andersson, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Att tala spanska: En studie om muntlighetens roll i spanskundervisningen2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka muntlighetens roll och förutsättningar i spanska som modernt språk i årskurserna 7-9. Vilka slags muntliga övningar används, och hur gör lärare för att främja ett aktivt elevdeltagande i de muntliga aktiviteterna? En förberedande enkät har följts upp med lärarintervjuer. En av de intervjuade lärarna har också observerats på lektioner. Det framkommer att muntligheten i viss mån är eftersatt och en anledning till det tycks vara dess komplexitet och svårighet vid dokumentation, i jämförelse med skriftliga uppgifter. Det föreligger även en svårighet med att få eleverna att delta aktivt i de muntliga momenten. För detta ändamål tycks det sociala klimatet i gruppen vara avgörande. Att stöd tillhandahålls i olika former, till exempel genom lärarens målspråksanvändning och uppmuntran till eleven, visar sig också ha betydelse för elevens vilja och förmåga att tala spanska i klassrummet.

  • 544.
    Andersson, Anna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work.
    Melandsö, Kajza
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work.
    Psykisk hälsa i skolan, ett förebyggande arbete: En enkätstudie över lärare i ämnet Idrott och hälsas uppfattning om arbetet med psykisk hälsa på lektionstid2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to study how Swedish teachers in Physical education work with mental health, their own perceived level of knowledge and how they wish to work.   A quantitative survey has been conducted via Facebook. In total 146 respondents participated in the survey. The results were analyzed with the theories KASAM and OCB role perception taken into account, and linked to previous research.   The result shows that teachers plan for mental health in the education quite rarely, but nevertheless talk about mental health relatively often outside of scheduled time. Most teachers consider themselves to have a fairly good knowledge of mental health. However, more than half of them perceive that the subject has been treated to a low degree during their own education. Most teachers want mental health to take a greater part in lessons. Several teachers suggest that mental health should become an own subject.

  • 545.
    Andersson, Annamärtha
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Lindell, Lena
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Verksamhetsanalys vid ett snickeriföretag – behov av organisationsanpassning vid expansion2004Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Vårt examensarbete i informatik är utfört på ett producerande företag som expanderat och därför sett behov av att förändra sin organisation. Ägarna upplever att personalplanering och tillverkningsplanering är alltför tidskrävande och de hinner inte med viktiga arbetsuppgifter som marknadsföring och företagsutveckling. Examensarbetet har innefattat teoristudier, en analys av företagets verksamhet samt utformning av förändringsförslag för att förbättra företagets organisation. Våra litteraturstudier har bestått av inläsning av teorier om problem som kan uppstå i expanderande företag samt datainsamling genom intervjuer av företagets ägare och några av de anställda. Detta har legat till grund för den verksamhetsanalys vi genomfört med hjälp av delar ur metoden FA/SIM. Denna analys ligger till grund för de förändringsförslag som har arbetats fram. I analysen har problem som rör följande fyra aktiviteter identifierats. - Arbetsledning - Planering - Tillverkning - Varuleverans De åtgärdsförslag vi anser viktigast att genomföra för att effektivisera och underlätta arbetssituationen för ägare och anställda är att börja registrera ordrar dagligen och införa rutiner för att registrera produktion och lagerhållning. Ytterligare åtgärder är att anställa kvalificerad personal på kontoret samt utbilda fler i personalen i att köra lackeringen. Vi kan konstatera att företagets övergripande problem till stor del orsakas av att organisationen inte anpassats till företagets expansion. Det är vanligt att insikt om detta kommer först när problemen börjar kännas oöverstigliga.

  • 546.
    Andersson, Annie
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Motivation i det matematiska klassrummet: Ett elevperspektiv – elevers syn på motivation inom matematikämnet2018Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med den här studien var att ta reda på hur elever i grundskolans årskurs 1-3 anser att undervisning inom matematik bör utformas för att skapa motivation. För att besvara studiens frågeställning har en kvalitativ undersökning i form av halvstrukturerade intervjuer genomförts. Resultaten analyserades med hjälp av en fenomenografisk analysmodell som resulterade i ett antal grupper där elevernas tankar kring ämnet organiseras. Sammanställningen av studiens resultat visar att eleverna lägger stor vikt vid faktorer så som uppgifter, klassrumsmiljön och hur läraren agerar när de talar om vad som skapar motivation inom matematikämnet.

  • 547.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet.
    Hatakka, Mathias
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems. Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet.
    Increasing interactivity in distance educations: Case studies Bangladesh and Sri Lanka2010In: Information Technology for Development, ISSN 0268-1102, E-ISSN 1554-0170, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 16-33Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes how distance educations in developing countries can enhance interactivityby means of information and communication technologies. It is argued that e-learning involvesa shift in the educational structure from traditional transmission of knowledge to interactivecreation of knowledge. Our case studies are two distance educations in Bangladesh and SriLanka that use different technologies for implementing interactivity; Internet and computersin one case and video and mobile phones in the other. The findings are analyzed based onStructuration Theory and we compare the two approaches based on emerging norms andbeliefs. Findings from both cases show the concurrent enactment of both the transmissionand the interactive structure. Whereas peer collaboration and the use of self-assessment toolsmake students take more ownership of their learning, we also found the idea of a classroomwith an instructive teacher to be deeply rooted in the students’ minds.

  • 548.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Örebro Universitet.
    Hatakka, Mathias
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems.
    Victim, Mother, or Untapped Resource? Discourse Analysis of the Construction of Women in ICT Policies2017In: Information Technologies & International Development, ISSN 1544-7529, Vol. 13, no 2017, p. 72-86Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes the construction of women in national ICT policies in South and Southeast Asia. The aim is to unravel the role ascribed to women in these policies and how this affects suggested measures. The research is based on critical discourse analysis and shows that women are mainly constructed as victims, mothers, or an untapped resource. We argue that if women are speciªcally targeted in policies, careful attention should be given to how they are portrayed. Our analysis also shows that in most cases the suggested solutions on how to include women in the ICT society only deal with the symptoms of gender inequality rather than the structures that prevent equal opportunities. We conclude by discussing implications for research and practice.

  • 549.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro Universitet.
    Hatakka, Mathias
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems. Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro Universitet.
    What are we doing?: theories used in ICT4D research2013In: 12th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries / [ed] Niall Hayes, Renata Lèbre La Rovere, 2013, p. 282-300Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 550.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro Universitet.
    Hatakka, Mathias
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems. Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro universitet.
    Grönlund, Åke
    Örebro universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Örebro Universitet.
    Wiklund, Matilda
    Örebro universitet, Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap.
    Reclaiming the students: coping with social media in 1: 1 schools2014In: Learning, Media & Technology, ISSN 1743-9884, E-ISSN 1743-9892, Vol. 39, p. 37-52Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a debate about the advantages and disadvantages of using social media in education. Drawing on interviews and surveys with students and teachers in three Swedish schools, this study finds that studentsas well as teachers find much of the students' social media use distractive to learning. We investigate this by means of an interpretative study of students' and teachers' experiences. We find that concerns relate to how social media use makes students less social, how weaker students are more likely to get distracted, how teachers lack strategies for tackling the problem and how the responsibility of the use is delegated to the students. We discuss how the distractive use of social media is made possible as a result of education policies requiring a higher degree of individual work, individual responsibility, and educational choices forstudents. Teachers and school leaders need to jointly reclaim the students and coping strategies for the distractive use are urgently needed.

891011121314 501 - 550 of 18305
CiteExportLink to result list
Permanent link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf