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  • 51.
    Absalyamova, Viktoriya
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Mechanical Engineering.
    Energy Analysis within Industrial Hydraulics and Correspondent Solar PV System Design2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Energy efficiency and renewable energy use are two main priorities leading to industrial sustainability nowadays according to European Steel Technology Platform (ESTP). Modernization efforts can be done by industries to improve energy consumptions of the production lines. These days, steel making industrial applications are energy and emission intensive. It was estimated that over the past years, energy consumption and corresponding CO2 generation has increased steadily reaching approximately 338.15 parts per million in august 2010 [1]. These kinds of facts and statistics have introduced a lot of room for improvement in energy efficiency for industrial applications through modernization and use of renewable energy sources such as solar Photovoltaic Systems (PV).The purpose of this thesis work is to make a preliminary design and simulation of the solar photovoltaic system which would attempt to cover the energy demand of the initial part of the pickling line hydraulic system at the SSAB steel plant. For this purpose, the energy consumptions of this hydraulic system would be studied and evaluated and a general analysis of the hydraulic and control components performance would be done which would yield a proper set of guidelines contributing towards future energy savings. The results of the energy efficiency analysis showed that the initial part of the pickling line hydraulic system worked with a low efficiency of 3.3%. Results of general analysis showed that hydraulic accumulators of 650 liter size should be used by the initial part pickling line system in combination with a one pump delivery of 100 l/min. Based on this, one PV system can deliver energy to an AC motor-pump set covering 17.6% of total energy and another PV system can supply a DC hydraulic pump substituting 26.7% of the demand. The first system used 290 m2 area of the roof and was sized as 40 kWp, the second used 109 m2 and was sized as 15.2 kWp. It was concluded that the reason for the low efficiency was the oversized design of the system. Incremental modernization efforts could help to improve the hydraulic system energy efficiency and make the design of the solar photovoltaic system realistically possible. Two types of PV systems where analyzed in the thesis work. A method was found calculating the load simulation sequence based on the energy efficiency studies to help in the PV system simulations. Hydraulic accumulators integrated into the pickling line worked as energy storage when being charged by the PV system as well.

  • 52.
    Abshir, Hamdiya
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Användning av information och kommunikationsteknologi för att främja egenvård på distans för patienter med diabetes typ 2 En litteraturöversikt2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that is linked to suffering

    and lack of quality of life. Self-care is essential to reduce the negative

    consequences. Less than half of all patients achieve good self-care. Some of the

    reasons are limited knowledge of diabetes and poor self-care compliance. The

    introduction of ICT in diabetes care was started to improve clinical outcomes and

    quality of life for patients with diabetes type 2. Aim: To describe how information

    and communication technology can promote self-care in distance for patients with

    diabetes mellitus type 2. Methods: Literature study, in which the articles were

    searched in CINAHL, PubMed and Web of Science. Articles included were 15

    articles with a quantitative, qualitative and mixed method. Results: The results

    showed that information and communication technology such as internet,

    computer and mobile phone-based self-care program promoted self-care in patients

    with diabetes type 2 by increasing knowledge, awareness, motivation and

    improving lifestyle change. Conclusion: Information and communication

    technology can facilitate the daily challenges for patients with type 2 diabetes

    because it covers the knowledge gap and increases patient awareness and

    motivation for self-care.

  • 53.
    Abu Hammad, Omar
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Euphemism: Sweet Talking or Deception?2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to shed light on euphemism in two different senses: sweet talking and deception. I shall treat euphemism from two different perspectives: the usual use of euphemism, sweet talking, in which it is used to maintain one's face and the orthophemistic sense, deception, where 'torture' is referred to as "enhanced interrogation techniques". I shall analyze examples, taken from religious, cultural, political backgrounds, on each case. Moreover, I shall talk about taboo since it is usually associated with euphemism. I shall talk about the referential (semantic) and expletive (pragmatic) aspects of swearing expressions. In this essay, I shall show that euphemism can be used in two different senses: sweet talking and deception.

  • 54.
    Abu Hammad, Omar
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Prosodic Morphology: Gender in Arabic Perfect Active and Passive 3rd Person Singular Verbs2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Prosodic /template Morphology, that "draws heavily on the theoretical apparatus and formalisms of the generative phonology model known as autosegmental phonology" (Katamba, F. 1993: 154), is the best analysis that can handle Arabic morphology. Verbs in Arabic are represented on three independent tiers: root tier, the skeletal tier and the vocalic melody tier (Katamba, F. 1993). Vowel morphemes, which are represented by diacritics, are inserted within the consonant morphemes, which are represented by primary symbols, to form words. The morpheme tier hypothesis paves the way to understand the nonconcatenative Arabic morphology. This paper analyzes gender in perfect active and passive 3rd person singular verbs on the basis of PM. The focus of the analysis shall be drawn heavily on the most common Arabic verbs; triconsonantal verbs, with brief introduction of the less common verbs; quadriconsonantal perfect active and passive masculine and feminine 3rd person singular verbs. I shall, too, cast the light on some vowel changes that some verbs undergo when voice changes.

  • 55. Abu-Deeb, Kamal
    Al- Jurjani's Theory of Poetic Imagery1979Book (Refereed)
  • 56.
    Abu-Deeb, Kamal
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Arabic.
    al-Sūnaytāt aw al-tawāshīḥ al-kāmilah: bi-al-lughatayn al-ʻArabīyah wa-al-Inklīzīyah2012Book (Other academic)
  • 57.
    Abu-Deeb, Kamal
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Arabic.
    الأدب العجائبي والعالم الغرائبي: في كتاب العظمة وفن السرد العربي2007Book (Other academic)
  • 58.
    Abu-Deeb, Kamal
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Arabic.
    السذاجة العربيةفي مواجهة الدهاء الأوروبي2011In: الحياةArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 59. Abu-Deeb, Kamal
    جماليات التجاور: أو تشابك الفضاءات الإبداعية1998Book (Other academic)
  • 60. Abu-Deeb, Kamal
    عذابات المتنبي: في صحبة كمال أبو ديب والعكس بالعكس 201 هجرية ـ2001 ميلادية1996Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 61.
    Abu-Deeb, Kamal
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Arabic.
    قليلا من العقل يا سورية2011In: القدس العربيArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 62.
    Abu-Deeb, Kamal
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Arabic.
    كتاب الحرية2012Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 63.
    Abu-Deeb, Kamal
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Arabic.
    Nabsh, Dalal
    ديوان التدبيج: فتنة الإبداع وذروة الإمتاع2010Book (Other academic)
  • 64.
    Abuhajaj, Ayham
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    Lampis, George
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    Strategy Formulation Process in Crisis Management: Volkswagen Case Study2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Aim:

    The aim of this study is to understand what strategies are used over time by a company facing a transgressional CSR crisis, in order to regain legitimacy, and towards which stakeholder group these strategies are directed.

    Methods:

    In order to achieve our aim, Qualitative case study based on secondary data published by Volkswagen as well as news articles were used to identify what strategies the company used over time.

    Results:

    To be able to answer our aim, different theoretical lenses were used; SCCT response strategies, legitimization strategies, strategy formulation process and stakeholder theory. Therefore, four main different strategies were identified, minimize attribution, blind adaptation to strategy 2025, US differentiation and internal moral reasoning. The former two were addressed to all stakeholders while the latter two were concerned with specific stakeholder groups.

    Conclusions:

    Strategy formulation process during a transgressional CSR crisis is a complex procedure and literature on crisis management should move away from static frameworks towards a more dynamic understanding of how strategies can come to life. Coupled with the complexity of societal expectations in general, a company might have to adopt the paradoxical approach even for one stakeholder. Lastly, an addition to Situational Crisis Communication Theory is proposed.

  • 65.
    Abuisha, Hamad
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies.
    NEGOTIATING IDENTITY IN DIFFERENT REPRESENTATIONS OF CUBAN TOURISM2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The visual dimension plays a significant role in tourism, especially in its promotional materials. In promoting and representing their places and people, destinations participate in negotiations over meaning and identity, whether they do so consciously or not. These negotiations have real consequences, especially for third world destinations and minority stakeholders still grappling with the legacies of colonialism.

    This study uses Cuba as a case study to closely analyze the particular role images and representations of tourism play in destinations’ efforts to combat colonialist identities and power relations. Cuba bears many of the features common to other third world (in particular Caribbean) island destinations. There is a rich theoretical background of existing research into the common tropes and consequences of these destinations’ efforts to promote and represent their tourism industries. However, the Cuban tourism context is also very unique, making it a potentially rich area of study in furtherance of this existing research. Cuba is unique in terms of the history of its people and its politics, as well as its tourism industry. After several decades of remaining closed to international tourism, the Cuban government only reopened its borders to tourists in 1989, and tourist relations with the United States were only normalized in 2016. The situation is currently in flux and the future is uncertain. But researchers agree that the reopening of Cuba’s international tourism industry may have profound consequences for the country and its citizens. Many researchers have focused on the potential downsides of tourism for Cuba’s people, places, and identities. Others have expressed optimism that Cuba is uniquely well situated to control its tourism industry and to ensure positive outcomes.

    This study aims to learn more about the strategies and consequences of Cuba’s tourism industry, as seen through the lens of its marketing materials and the visual representations of Cuba, Cubans, and Cuban tourism they contain. First, this study conducts an extensive review of the literature on the unique Cuban context. Content analysis is then used to examine the images produced by Cuba’s official destination marketing organization (DMO), as featured on Cuba’s electronic tourism portal (Cubatravel.cu) and the website of the official tourism agency (Infotur.cu).

    The results affirm the difficulty postcolonial tourism destinations have in representing their people and places without engaging in stereotypes and essentializing discourses that perpetuate the social, economic, and power imbalances associated with colonialism. However, the results also provide some reason for hope. In comparison with other third world tourism destinations and marketing campaigns subjected to similar analysis, Cuba manages to achieve some progressive outcomes in its promotional materials. The visual representations of Cuba and Cubans assert Cuba’s diverse and unique culture and heritage. They also go much further than other third world destinations in depicting the subjectivity of the destination’s own people. It is recommended that further research look more closely at the racial and gender politics at play in Cuban society and Cuban tourism promotion. In addition, further research might examine the feelings of actual Cubans about the ways Cuban tourism promotions represent them and negotiate identity on their behalf.

  • 66.
    Abukar Hassan, Saafi
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Vikten av förskollärarens förhållningssätt i konflikthantering, när det gäller konflikter mellan barnen.2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med den här studien är att bidra till kunskap om hur förskollärare i förskolan arbetar med konflikt och konflikthantering vid samlingar. Till min undersökning har jag använt mig av olika kvalitativa forskningsmetoder, observation och intervjuer för att få inblick i hur förskolläraren hanterar barnens konflikter. Resultatet visar hur förskollärarna betonar vikten av att kommunicera med barnen, samt att skapandet av goda relationer är avgörande för att förebygga och lösa konflikter. Resultatet visade också att vissa barn klarar av att lösa konflikter på egen hand men att de även behöver stöd och hjälp från förskolläraren i vissa situationer. Min slutsats är att förskollärarnas generella strategier för konfliktlösning är att lyssna på alla inblandade och bekräfta barnens känslor för att sedan hjälpa dem att lösa konflikten.

  • 67.
    Ac, Ayse
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Lamminen Hedda, Sara
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Political Science.
    Vad vet de om heder?: En studie om hurSocialtjänst, polis och frivilliga jourer behandlar hederskonflikter2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Trots att ett flertal åtgärder riktats för att förbättra situationen för de som faller offer för hedersvåld finns det en koherens om att mycket lite faktiskt hänt inom området. Syftet med uppsatsen var främst att undersöka hur Socialtjänsten, polisen och frivilliga jourer behandlar hederskonflikter och varför det uppstått ett misslyckande i att hjälpa de utsatta. Undersökningen tillämpades utefter den kvalitativa innehållsanalysen. En viktig slutsats från projektet är att det främst krävs en kunskapsutveckling inom området om det skall vara möjligt att nå framsteg. En annan förutsättning är att införliva en fungerande integrationspolitik i Sverige.

  • 68.
    Acata Camarillo Frid, María Elena
    Dalarna University, School of Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
    A new Home, far from Home: The assimilation process of women involved in intercultural marriages based on Internet meeting2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The internet has revolutionized the way we socialize, and as a consequence the way to love. The new communication technologies have facilitated intercultural relationships. Nowadays family relations are one of the major factors in immigration to European countries. Family relations means persons who arrive as family dependents and in accordance with laws regulating family reunification. This thesis aims to apply the classical assimilation theory stated by Milton Gordon (1964), which formulates a series of assimilation stages through which an individual must pass in order to be completely assimilated. In accordance with this theory, marriage is the final phase for a newcomer to fully incorporate into the host society. Thus, based on this presumption and other contemporary theories, the present study has analysed how women who get involved in intercultural marriages based on internet meeting experience these assimilation stages and evaluated the resources used by respondents to incorporate themselves into Swedish society. The main goal of the study was to determine if jumping to the last stage of assimilation does assure the incorporation in the social or/and labour spheres and the findings demonstrate that even though husbands are a valuable resource for assimilation, several cultural issues in Swedish society make it difficult to assure success for the newcomers. On the other hand, Sweden is a country with a strong national sentiment and the assimilation of immigrants still is an important issue to deal with. The Swedish Integration Board has disappeared and major projects for integration have been left in the hands of the municipalities or the Migration Board, institutions that still do not know how to deal with this dilemma.

  • 69.
    Ackeby, Susanne
    et al.
    STRI AB.
    Tjäder, Jonas
    Bastholm, Caroline
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy Technology.
    The role and interaction of microgrids and centralized grids in developing modern power systems2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    An extension of microgrids is now underway, primarily to allow increased electrification in growing economies but also to meet the need to reduce global CO2 emissions and to provide ancillary services to centralized grids. Energy access constitutes one of the fundamental building blocks for economic growth as well as social equity in the modern world. Access to sustainable energy is needed to achieve sustainable development. A microgrid should not be seen as a competitor to the centralized grid but as a complement.Through examination of several implemented cases from different parts of the world the following topics are considered: Analysis of the interaction between centralized grids and microgrids Analysis of stakeholder decision parameters for electrification Analysis of design differences and requirements for microgrids, depending on the intended purpose and the need of the end customer.It is determined that good planning, suitable requirements and clear regulations for microgrids (in relation to centralized grids) limits the risk of stranded assets and enables better business cases for the involved stakeholders.The paper is based on the discussion paper The role and interaction of microgrids and centralized grids in developing modern power systems – A case review publiced by ISGAN (International Smart Grid Action Network) Annex 6: Power T&D Systems.The discussion paper and further information about ISGAN is available at http://www.iea-isgan.org/.

  • 70.
    Ackemo, Sandra
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Construction.
    Hästanpassade vägar: I Leksands Kommun2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Approximately 13 000 persons get injured every year in Sweden while riding or handling a horse. Due to regulations, a horse is not allowed on to the walk- and cycle path or the sidewalks. Since some places don’t have paths developed for the horse, the equipage is forced out in trafficked roads. The horse is a prey animal, they run first and then they stop to see what the potential threat was. This, in combination with car driver´s general lack of knowledge about horses, could increase the possibility of an accident.The purpose of this project is to evaluate if the equestrian practitioners find it difficult to be in traffic environment with the horse and how commonly practitioners use public roads with the horse. The purpose is also to provide a review of how well the equestrian practitioners are aware of the traffic rules regarding horses in traffic. The main purpose of this thesis is, however, to offer suggestions on how road design should be improved with regard to road safety, security and accessibility for equestrian practitioners.

    The study was carried out with a questionnaire and studying literature. The questionnaire was handed out to 38 members of the riding club of Leksand. The results show that the knowledge of traffic rules could be increased among the ones who answered the questionnaire. They also think that the horse needs to be a part of the community and infrastructure planning and that all road-users need to learn more about horses in traffic, to better understand its behavior. Other proposals are lowered speed limits for motorized traffic at

  • 71.
    Ackermann, Denise M
    University of Stellenbosch.
    Freedom of Religion and the Equality and Dignity of Women: A Christian Feminist Perspective2003In: Building a Human Rights Culture: South African and Swedish Perspectives / [ed] Karin Sporre & H Russel Botman, Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2003, p. 180-193Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 72.
    Adamsson, Anna
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Karlsson, Yvonne
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Human Resource Management.
    Arbetslivsinriktad rehabilitering: Rehabiliteringsprocessen utifrån ett medarbetarperspektiv2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In today's society, the demands at work have increased and the employees are at the disposal

    of the organizations success. The working environment today can be perceived as a hot topic,

    and on this basis it may also appear that rehabilitation regarding return to work should be

    given a greater focus. It appears that it is a lack in rehabilitation at present moment, therefore

    greater efforts should occur to develop routines, working relationships and working

    techniques with the individual in focus. This study was conducted in a profit-producing

    company in Sweden and the purpose of the study is to get the company's vision and guidance

    documents regarding their rehabilitation process. Furthermore, the purpose is to describe how

    the individual experiences their rehabilitation process. This in order to finally compare these,

    to see how well the rehabilitation process works and how it is perceived by its employees. In

    conclusion, the purpose is to contribute to the company with possible improvement

    suggestions regarding the individual perspective in the rehabilitation process.

    This study is based on a qualitative method, where we have interviewed a person who holds

    rehabilitation responsibility for the company in question. In addition, interviews have been

    made with six employees who have gone through a rehabilitation process at the company. The

    result of this study has been analyzed based on the theoretical reference framework of this

    study. The empirical result showed that the individual in vocational rehabilitation is

    influenced by several factors at the workplace. The factors that we could discern in this study

    are how the approach takes place between employers and employees, partly through support

    and communication, but also how the rehabilitation work is experienced. The study also

    shows that the working conditions for the individual are important through job satisfaction

    and the work adjustment that has taken place during their rehabilitation. Another factor of

    influence for return to work are how much the individual has participate in their process and

    the importance of being able to influence in decisions. These factors are important in

    rehabilitation situations in order to generate a successful return to work.

  • 73.
    Adegoke, Olutayo
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Material Science.
    Homogenization of Precipitation Hardening Nickel Based Superalloys2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Allvac 718 Plus and Haynes 282 are relatively new precipitation hardening nickel based superalloys with good high temperature mechanical properties. In addition, the weldability of these superalloys enhances easy fabrication. The combination of high temperature capabilities and superior weldability is unmatched by other precipitation hardening superalloys and linked to the amount of the γ’ hardening precipitates in the materials. Hence, it is these properties that make Allvac 718 Plus and Haynes 282 desirable in the manufacture of hot sections of aero engine components.

    Studies show that cast products are less weldable than wrought products. Segregation of elements in the cast results in inhomogeneous composition which consequently diminishes weldability. Segregation during solidification of the cast products results in dendritic microstructure with the segregating elements occupying interdendritic regions. These segregating elements are trapped in secondary phases present alongside γ matrix. Studies show that in Allvac 718Plus, the segregating phase is Laves while in Haynes 282 the segregating phase is not yet fully determined.

    Thus, the present study investigated the effects of homogenization heat treatments in eliminating segregation in cast Allvac 718 Plus and Haynes 282. Paramount to the study was the effect of different homogenization temperatures and dwell time in the removal of the segregating phases. Experimental methods used to both qualify and quantify the segregating phases included SEM, EDX analysis, manual point count and macro Vickers hardness tests.

    Main results show that there is a reduction in the segregating phases in both materials as homogenization proceeds hence a disappearance of the dendritic structure. In Allvac 718 Plus, plate like structures is observed to be closely associated with the Laves phase at low temperatures and dwell times. In addition, Nb is found to be segregating in the interdendritic areas. The expected trend of increase in Laves as a result of the dissolution of the plate like structures at the initial stage of homogenization is only detectable for few cases. In Haynes 282, white and grey phases are clearly distinguished and Mo is observed to be segregating in interdendritic areas.

  • 74.
    Adervall, Madeleine
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Sällström, Astrid
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Förskolan - en könsdiskurs i förändring: Förskollärarens tolkning och implementering av uppdraget att motverka traditionella könsroller2018Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att synliggöra hur förskollärare beskriver traditionella könsroller men också om det i deras beskrivningar går att urskilja olika diskurser och i så fall vilka. Då vi utgår från ett socialkonstruktionistiskt perspektiv är förskollärarnas beskrivningar viktiga för att förstå de diskurser som inom förskolans verksamhet skapas rörande könsroller, då dessa i sin tur påverkar vilka normer och värderingar de barn som där vistas tar till sig och för vidare. Diskursbegreppet är i denna studie ett nyckelbegrepp och vårt resultat kommer att behandlas i en kritisk diskursanalys. Metoden som använts för att samla in för studien relevant data är kvalitativa, semistrukturerade intervjuer. I vårt resultat blev en tydlig individdiskurs synlig vilken vi tolkat vara förskolans rådande diskurs och den som styrdokumenten genom sin utformning och innehåll uppmanar till. Vi fann även uttryck för en könsneutral diskurs liksom en gruppdiskurs. Dessa tre diskurser verkar parallellt och tycks många gånger leda till motsättningar i det praktiska arbetet. Detta går i linje med tidigare forskning. Vår studie visar att även de förskolor som har som ambition att erbjuda en könsneutral verksamhet omedvetet tenderar att utgå ifrån en manlig norm. Studien pekar också på att, trots att en individdiskurs är önskvärd, så utformas arbetet med att motverka traditionella könsroller ofta på ett sätt som upprätthåller dikotoma könsroller.

  • 75.
    Adeyemo, Adesegun Adetayo
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Computer Engineering.
    Modeling a superposition of renewal processes by a MMPP2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
  • 76.
    Adolfi, Hanna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Ett tudelat uppdrag: - En kvalitativ fallstudie rörande lärares möjligheter att fostra demokratiska samhällsmedborgare2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna uppsats har jag haft att syftet försöka tydliggöra hur lärare upplever den praktiska verkligen rörande arbetet med att genomföra delar av skolans uppdrag: att främja demokra-tiska värderingar, förankra de mänskliga rättigheterna samt att motverka främlingsfientlighet. För att kunna göra detta ville jag undersöka vilka möjligheter och hinder lärare, verksamma inom grundskolan, upplevde i sitt arbete med att genomföra denna del av skolans lagstadgade uppdrag.

    Som utgångspunkt för att genomföra denna undersökning använde jag följande frågeställning:

    Vilka möjligheter och/eller hinder ser grundskolelärare i sitt arbete med att genomföra det lagstadgade uppdraget att främja demokratiska värderingar, förankra de mänskliga rättigheterna och arbeta med värdegrunden i praktiken?

    Genom att använda mig av kvalitativa semistrukturerade intervjuer samlade jag empiri för att besvara min frågeställning.

    Det jag kom fram till, och tillika svaret på min frågeställning var att, lärarna upplevde stora möjligheter att arbeta med värdegrundsfrågor utifrån sin egen drivkraft och vilja och ibland med hjälp av eldsjälar på skolan. Dock lyfter de fyra stora hinder i detta arbete: avsaknad av strukturer, avsaknad av tid, känslan av att det är ett, av ledningen, oprioriterat arbetsområde och avsaknad av tydlig styrning.

  • 77.
    Adolfsson, Ann-Christin
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies.
    Utomhusmatematik i förskoleklass - pedagogers syn på möjligheter och hinder: En intervjustudie med 5 pedagoger2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 78.
    Adolfsson, Jonas
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sport and Health Science.
    Vad kännetecknar en bra idrotts- och träningsmiljö för elitsatsande inom längdskidåkning2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte

    Syftet var att ta reda på vad elitaktiva inom längdskidor anser vara en bra idrotts- och träningsmiljö.

    Metod

    Metoden som används är uppdelad i två olika ansatser. Den första ansatsen är inom den kvantitativa forskningen och utformades som en enkätstudie, där längdskidåkare har fått svara på frågor om sin träningsmiljö. Den andra delen av uppsatsen är utformad som en kvalitativ studie med semistrukturerade intervjufrågor baserat på ett mindre urval av de som svarat på enkäten. Detta skedde efter att resultatet av den kvantitativa studien blivit analyserat, för att utforma en intervjumall från enkätsvaren, i syfte att försöka få en djupare förståelse av detta problemområde.

    Resultat

    Resultatet visar att det finns en stor komplexitet i uppfattningen om vad som anses vara en bra träningsmiljö för längdskidåkare. Dock kan det urskiljas att vissa faktorer som viktigare än andra, till exempel vikten av att ha träningskamrater och god sparring för att kunna utvecklas. Värdet av att ha en tränare ansågs också viktigt. Resultaten visar även hur den elitaktive upplever sin träningsmiljö i dag och vad som efterfrågas.

    Slutsatser

    Det framkom tydligt att bristen på hjälp upplevs stor bland seniorer inom längdskidor. Att steget mellan junior och eventuellt gå på ett skidgymnasium, till att bli senior upplevs alldeles för stort, att det inte finns tillräcklig stödfunktioner, skolor eller träningsgrupper att tillgå som senior.

  • 79. Adolfsson Skinnar, Jonna
    et al.
    Österberg, Caroline
    Att vänta på organtransplantation: En litteraturöversikt2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syfte: Syftet var att beskriva patienters upplevelse att vänta på organtransplantation.

    Metod: Studien genomfördes som en litteraturöversikt. Artiklarna har sökts i databaserna CINAHL, PubMed och Scopus. 15 artiklar valdes ut till resultatet, 3 artiklar hade kvantitativ ansats och 12 kvalitativ ansats.

    Resultat: 3 huvudkategorier presenteras i resultatet: Begränsningar innebar att vara bunden av teknisk apparatur och förhålla sig till en ny livsstil. Tiden fick nytt perspektiv och patienter upplevde att de alltid behövde vara beredda. Patienterna möttes av falskt alarm och upplevde väntan som oviss. Det fanns behov av stöd från anhöriga, patienter i samma situation och stöd från vårdpersonal. Tydlig och rak kommunikation var viktig för patienterna. Sjuksköterskan behövde finnas till hands. Trots oro fanns en känsla av en andra chans i livet.

    Slutsats: Patienter som väntar på en organtransplantation upplever att sjuksköterskan behöver vara tillgänglig, ha tydlig kommunikation, ge anpassad information utifrån individuella önskemål samt accepterar och förstår vikten av anhörigas närvaro och stöd så att varje patients enskilda behov kan bemötas.

  • 80.
    Adolfsson, Ulrika
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Östlund, Titti
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.
    Patienters erfarenhet av sårpumpsbehandling vid svårläkta sår: en litteraturöversikt2014Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 81.
    Adolphson, Ulrica
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies.
    Elever i kommunikation med lärare: En samtalsanalytisk studie i klassrummet2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 82.
    Adås, Caroline
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    Kommunikationens betydelse: En observationsstudie utifrån ett intersektionellt perspektiv i en flerspråkig förskolemiljö2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med examensarbetet har varit att utifrån ett intersektionellt perspektiv ta reda på vilken betydelse kommunikationen har vad gäller barns status, positionering och rollfördelning i en flerspråkig förskolemiljö. För att genomföra undersökningen har observationer som metod använts. Ett intersektionellt perspektiv handlar om att synliggöra korsande maktobalanser utifrån variabler såsom exempelvis kön, etnicitet, klass, sexualitet, ålder och funktionsförmåga. Dessa över- och underordningar i samhället skapas, reproduceras och upprätthålls och görs till så kallade sanningar. Genom makt kan man kontrollera andra människors handlingar. Barn utövar ständig makt och kontroll genom kommunikation med varandra, där de försöker behålla eller höja sin sociala status. De barn som deltagit i undersökningen har överlag lekt flickor för sig och pojkar för sig, där könsöverskridande lek förekommit i liten skala. Pojkarna har i större utsträckning försökt ta sig in i flickornas lek än vice versa. Flickorna har över lag tagit mer plats och haft högre status i förhållande till pojkarna, vilket främst skulle kunna bero på flickornas högre ålder.

  • 83.
    Afazeli, Armin
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    Ivanova, Volha
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Business Administration and Management.
    The role of entrepreneurial networking on internationalization of a micro-sized Born Global Swedish fashion company: A narrative ethnographic research2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: In recent studies a lot of attention is drawn to the connection between networking and entrepreneurship. Many scholars consider successful business and networking inseparable. Taking into consideration the topicality of the two notions discussed above the authors of this thesis decided to conduct the research dedicated to these phenomena in the field that interests them most – in the field of Swedish fashion.

    Purpose: The purpose of the thesis is to gain a deeper insight into entrepreneur’s experiences to point out the role of entrepreneurial networking in the process of internationalization of a micro-sized Swedish fashion company and to contribute to the research in this field by telling its unique story.

    Method: To achieve the purpose of the research a narrative ethnographic research was conducted. This research strategy was chosen because it suits the purpose best by giving an opportunity to get fresh insights into the field of entrepreneurial networking from the point of view of the entrepreneur. The data collected has a narrative nature therefore narrative analysis is used to present it. The methods of gathering the data are face-to-face interview and documents.

    Conclusion: we can define the most important role of entrepreneurial networking on the internationalization process of Odeur as an effective accelerator and a tool to fulfil the knowledge and expertise gaps in certain areas through other actors in the network.

  • 84.
    Afrem, Toma
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, Sound and Music Production.
    Från Hakkaribergen till Orans kust: en jämförelse mellan genrerna raweh och rai2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie grundar sig på en undersökning där jag har försökt finna likheter mellan raweh och rai. För att kunna hitta eventuella likheter har jag valt att använda mig av en analysmetod, som heter cantometrics. Med hjälp av cantometrics kodningsformulär har jag analyserat sex olika musikstycken, tre av raweh och tre av rai. Av de 37 analyspunkter som cantometrics innefattar har jag valt att använda 25 av dessa i min analys. Efter analysen visade det sig att kodningsresultaten av raweh och rai endast är lika i 7 punkter medan de särskiljer sig i de andra 18 punkterna. Detta resultat tyddes till det följande: De sju gemensamma punkterna för raweh och rai anser jag inte vara tillräckligt för att bedöma att raweh och rai är lika. Enligt min analys samt undersökning som kodats enligt cantometricsmodellen finns det få likheter mellan raweh och rai.

  • 85. Afshin, A
    et al.
    Forouzanfar, M. H
    Reitsma, M. B
    Sur, P
    Estep, K
    Lee, A
    Marczak, L
    Mokdad, A. H
    Ärnlöv, Johan
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Medical Science. Uppsala universitet.
    Murray, C. J. L
    Health effects of overweight and obesity in 195 countries over 25 years2017In: New England Journal of Medicine, ISSN 0028-4793, E-ISSN 1533-4406, Vol. 377, no 1, p. 13-27Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Although the rising pandemic of obesity has received major attention in many countries, the effects of this attention on trends and the disease burden of obesity remain uncertain.

    METHODS: We analyzed data from 68.5 million persons to assess the trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adults between 1980 and 2015. Using the Global Burden of Disease study data and methods, we also quantified the burden of disease related to high body-mass index (BMI), according to age, sex, cause, and BMI in 195 countries between 1990 and 2015.

    RESULTS: In 2015, a total of 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults were obese. Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity has doubled in more than 70 countries and has continuously increased in most other countries. Although the prevalence of obesity among children has been lower than that among adults, the rate of increase in childhood obesity in many countries has been greater than the rate of increase in adult obesity. High BMI accounted for 4.0 million deaths globally, nearly 40% of which occurred in persons who were not obese. More than two thirds of deaths related to high BMI were due to cardiovascular disease. The disease burden related to high BMI has increased since 1990; however, the rate of this increase has been attenuated owing to decreases in underlying rates of death from cardiovascular disease.

    CONCLUSIONS: The rapid increase in the prevalence and disease burden of elevated BMI highlights the need for continued focus on surveillance of BMI and identification, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based interventions to address this problem.

  • 86. Agahi, Neda
    et al.
    Dahlberg, Lena
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Social Work. Aging Research Center.
    Carin, Lennartsson
    Social integration and alcohol consumption among older people: A four-year follow-up of a Swedish national sample2019In: Drug And Alcohol Dependence, ISSN 0376-8716, E-ISSN 1879-0046, Vol. 196, p. 40-45Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Today’s older people drink more alcohol than earlier cohorts of older people. Social integration has been identified as an important factor for older people’s drinking, but the association is complex. This study investigates both high and low levels of social integration and their associations with longitudinal patterns of alcohol consumption among older women and men.

    Methods: Longitudinal nationally representative data of older Swedish women and men aged over 65 – the Swedish Level of Living Survey (LNU) and Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD) – from 2010/2011 and 2014 (n = 1048). Associations between social contacts and social activities at baseline and longitudinal patterns of drinking frequency were examined with multinomial logistic regression analyses. Results: Men reported drinking alcohol more often than women, but the most common drinking frequency among both women and men was to drink monthly or less. Drinking habits were generally stable over time. People with high levels of social activity at baseline were more likely to have a stable daily or weekly drinking frequency or increased drinking frequency over the four-year follow-up period, particularly women. People with low levels of social contacts and/or social activities were less likely to have a stable daily or weekly drinking frequency, compared to people in the low and stable drinking frequency group.

    Conclusions: Alcohol consumption is embedded in a social context, older people drink in social situations and social integration predicts continued drinking patterns.

  • 87.
    Agardh, Dan
    Dalarna University, Information Technology Engineering.
    Datorn som pedagogiskt verktyg: En undersökning av lärares syn på IKT i skolan2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
  • 88.
    Age, Katrin
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Graphic/Arts Technology.
    Balettmapp Kungliga Operan: Operahusens design och arkitektur2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    En presentation av Kungliga Svenska Baletten. Denna ska distribueras till operahus världen över innan ny turné påbörjas. Shanghais operahus var det första som fick den färdiga produkten. Fördjupningen rör olika operahus design och arkitektur ut- och invändigt. Även en del av husens relevanta historia tas upp.

  • 89.
    Agebert, Anna
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Educational Work.
    "Och pappa bakar kakor": En kvalitativ studie om pedagogers uppfattningar av uppdraget att motverka traditionella könsmönster och könsroller i förskolan2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie var att få mer kunskap om hur pedagoger i förskolan resonerar kring och vilken uppfattning de har om arbetet med uppdraget att motverka traditionella könsmönster och könsroller. Studien har en fenomenografisk ansats där pedagogernas olika uppfattningar har samlats in genom semistrukturerade intervjuer. Resultatet visar på att pedagogerna uppfattar att de ser och bemöter barnen som individer och att uppdraget handlar om att barnen ska få samma möjligheter oavsett kön. Att ha kunskaper om genus och jämställdhet uppfattade pedagogerna som betydelsefullt i arbetet och att vara självkritisk och medveten om olika förväntningar är en förutsättning för detta arbete.

    Det konkreta arbetet med uppdraget gestaltar sig genom att pedagogerna blandar material och organiserar miljön på ett sådant sätt att barnen kan leka över könsgränserna. Vidare så visar resultatet på en uppfattning hos pedagogerna om att barnen behöver få samtala och reflektera över könsroller och könsmönster med hjälp av exempelvis litteratur eller utifrån det barnen säger och gör. En slutsats som kan dras utifrån denna studie är att kunskaper om genus och jämställdhet samt att kritiskt granska sig själv och verksamheten ses som viktiga aspekter i arbetet.

  • 90.
    Ageborg Ollandt, Frida
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Graphic Arts Technology.
    Vuong, Bao
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Graphic Arts Technology.
    Dressed for Success? – Tech startupsuppfattning om värdet av den visuellaidentiteten2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    There is no doubt that a great brand requires a clear visual identity, but what

    does it mean in practice? The objective of this study was to investigate the tech

    startups perception of the value of the visual identity. Through semi-structured

    interviews, with nine respondents from nine different tech startups, as well as a

    business coach, the study analyses how tech startups evaluate the visual identity

    in relation to how they have been working with it.

    The general view, based on the interviews, showed that the visual identity is

    important, where all respondents have updated the visual identity one or several

    times thus, the visual identity has evolved over time.

    The study also revealed that tech startups whose founders had a background in

    design or communication found its visual identity on a early stage, albeit

    smaller updates have been done.

    Although all respondents emphasize the importance of the visual identity, they

    see measureability of design, as a problem. As startups in general, but tech

    startups in particular, have limited resources, prioritizing the visual identity is

    seen as a risk. Therefor tech startups tend to prioritize other aspect above the

    visual identity.

  • 91.
    Ager, B.
    et al.
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    Bergqvist, M.
    Ahlström-Söderling, R.
    Fallstudier av lokal utveckling och nätverk i träförädling: Taxonomi för vardagsbruk och lite teori1999Report (Other academic)
  • 92.
    Ager, Bengt
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    Arbetsorganisation i träbränsleeldande fjärrvärmeverk1998Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    The objective of this study has been to describe and analyse existing forms of organisation in heating plants using wood fuels, regarding work tasks, organisational structure, skill demands, crew recruitment, working hours and wage conditions. Sixteen plants ranging from 10 to 120 MW have been studied by means of interviews, work place observations and written material. The job of the operator of heating plants is fairly qualified, independent and varied. The most negative factor is shift work. Some of the bigger plants (enterprises) have a relatively hierarchic, segmented and perhaps also an oversized organisation. However, modern concepts of organisation, such as customer orientation, ”flat organisation”, integration of production and maintenance etc, are gaining ground. Blue collar and white collar tasks are increasingly being integrated. Some of the medium sized enterprises have reached very far and may serve as models for bigger enterprises.

  • 93.
    Ager, Bengt
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    Arbetsorganisation i träbränslefabriker1998Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    The objective of this study has been to describe and analyse existing forms of organisation in wood fuel plants regarding work tasks, organisational structure, work content, skill demands, crew recruitment, working hours and wage conditions. The study has been introductory, con¬sisting of 2-3 hour visits to 12 plants. The production of refined wood fuels is carried out in rather small plants. The number of employees ranges from 6 to 15 persons in the factories producing between 20 and 100 thousand tons per year. Generally one shift crew consists of only two persons. The operator job requires multiskill capacity, dexterity and autonomous problem-solving. The job can be considered as qualified, responsible, autonomous, meaningful and variable. It was generally considered that it takes about a year to become a good operator. And even after that, one is still learning. Negative factors are shift work, partly poor physical working environment (dust and noise) and, occasionally, mental pressure and overtime. Modern organisation concepts are, to a large extent, applied in the wood fuel plants. The organisation is flat, lean and customer-oriented.

  • 94.
    Ager, Bengt
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    Framtidens träindustri - utmaningar inom arbetslivet: Underlag till föredrag vid nordisk Arbetsmiljökonferens för träindustrin. Lahtis, Finland 24-26 aug 19981998Report (Other academic)
  • 95.
    Ager, Bengt
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    LEADER II Dalarna Skog - Trä - Energi: Aktiviteter 19971998Report (Other academic)
  • 96.
    Ager, Bengt
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    Möjligheter att utveckla skogsbruket och den lokala träindustrin i Dalaregionen.: Programskrivning för LEADER II DALARNA - ett EU-program för regional utveckling.1997Report (Other academic)
  • 97.
    Ager, Bengt
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    Orsa Skogs- och Trägrupp: Verksamhet april 1996 - oktober 19971997Report (Other academic)
  • 98.
    Ager, Bengt
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    Skogsbruk och lokal träförädling - i Norrlands och Svealands inland: Underlag till föredrag på SLU:s jubileumskonferens 1-2 dec 1998 i Umeå1998Report (Other academic)
  • 99.
    Ager, Bengt
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    Timmerhustillverkning i Finland: Studieresor i februari och maj 20012001Report (Other academic)
  • 100.
    Ager, Bengt
    Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Wood Technology.
    Timmerhusvikingar i västerled: Studieresa i Minnesota och Wisconsin 4-12 april 20012001Report (Other academic)
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