Evaluation is both arid and exciting. It is intended as an accompaniment of the learning process. Thus, it must help the learner and enable him to understand his learning profile. Traditional methods of teaching and learning of foreign languages were primarily interested in language testing, which cannot measure the capabilities of the student. With the renovation due to the communicative approach, the effectiveness of communication, i.e. attitude, feeling, decision or intention of the speaker, etc., begins to take place in the assessment of foreign language skills. ...
We present a probabilistic topic model for jointly identifying properties and attributes of social media review snippets. Our model simultaneously learns a set of properties of a product and captures aggregate user sentiments towards these properties. This approach directly enables discovery of highly rated or inconsistent properties of a product. Our model admits an efﬁcient variational meanﬁeld inference algorithm which can be parallelized and run on large snippet collections.
Chapter 5: Appreciating individual differences: Intelligence, ability, personality, core self-evaluations, attitudes, and emotions. After reading the material in this chapter, you should be able to: Identify at least five of Gardner’s eight multiple intelligences, and explain “practical intelligence”; identify and describe the Big Five personality dimensions, specify which one is correlated most strongly with job performance, and describe the proactive personality; explain the four components of Core Self- Evaluations;...
The only impact evaluations the IDB has are beneficiary evaluations;
that is, the IDB asks the beneficiaries in the communities how they evalu-
ate what they received: Was it working correctly? Did they like it? Was
the choice an adequate one? Was the project sustainable? The IDB study
summarized about 800 project visits in various countries in which this
sort of beneficiary evaluation was done, and in general, the beneficiary
evaluations are quite positive. School projects have the highest evalua-
tions even if a few schools that were built are not operating.
Previous work has explored or referenced instances of fund sponsor support including that of Baba et al.
(2009), Kacperczyk and Schnabl (2012), McCabe (2010), and Moody’s (2010). However, this paper is
unique in presenting a complete data set of direct support instances and related amounts formed through a
detailed review of the financial statements of all prime MMMFs. We observe that some past work has
evaluated support by reviewing funds that received SEC no-action letters related to affiliate transactions.
When I was a young man, my goal was to be a walk-on wide receiver
for a major college football team. My size was against me, though. At
five feet eight inches and 140 pounds, I was the smallest guy at the
Tulane University tryouts. Yet I persevered, creating a strategic plan
of rigorous exercise and nutrition and developing an attitude that
said, “Never give up.” I ended up being the smallest guy on the team
and the smallest player in the country, but I earned my varsity letter.
The volume of issuance (sales) and the size of
outstanding structured product portfolios have a material
impact on derivative pricing and spreads. An investment
bank will issue derivatives into the market to construct
portfolios for sellers of these products, creating natural
opportunities for hedge funds to come in on the other side
of the trade. It is common knowledge in investment banks
that hedge funds help to reduce their volatility risk,
providing liquidity in a very complementary way.
What struck me the most about Davidson when we became colleagues
at Stanford in 1966 was the wide scope of his interests and abilities. He
taught courses ranging from logic and decision theory to ethics, epistemology,
philosophy of science, philosophy of language, history of philosophy
(ancient, medieval, and modern), philosophy of music, and philosophy
and literature. And he enjoyed it.
You don’t have to be a marketing expert to practice social marketing.
It does, however, help to understand a few basic marketing principles:
ä Know your AUDIENCE (really!) and put them at the center of
every decision you make. Social marketing begins and ends with
your target audience. In order to understand why your audience
isn’t doing what you want them to do, you must understand what
barriers are getting in their way. Understand also that you are not
the target audience!
ä It’s about ACTION.
Propagating information about materialized views: When a query is posed, the ﬁrst step is to consider whether
it can be answered using the data at “nearby” storage providers, and to evaluate the costs of doing so. This requires
the query initiator to be aware of existing materialized views and properties such as location and data freshness.
One direction we are exploring is to propagate information about materialized views using techniques derived
from routing protocols . In particular, a node advertises its materialized views to its neighbors.
Researching this thesis with a view to: describe the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of farmer exposure to pesticides; determine disease model and describe some factors related to farmer health in cultivating tea; construction and appreciate of effect of interfere model on human health protection suitably for current conditions in Thai Nguyen.
Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) remains to be a major concern for the Philippines, being one of countries with
the highest prevalence, incidence and mortality rates for PTB as of 1997, and the economic aspect has always been
blamed. Because more symptomatic TB patients consult the private practitioner this study therefore evaluates the
physicians' knowledge and approach to tuberculosis.
This study was conducted at the St.
Advanced digital competence: Learning 2.0 strategies require the confident and critical use
of ICT and an informed and critical attitude towards interactive media and digital information.
Adolescents especially often lack these skills. Teachers need assistance in supplying their
students with the necessary advanced digital skills to safely use social media environments.
Special needs: Though Learning 2.
Over the course of the recent recession, foreign investors have often favored dollar-denominated
investments due to a number of factors, including the evaluation that such investments are a “safe
haven” investment during times of uncertainty; comparatively favorable returns on investments, a
surplus of saving in other areas of the world, the well-developed U.S. financial system, and the
overall stability and relative rate of growth of the U.S. economy.
In one specification, we will use the average municipality wage as well as the average wage of those
living in the urban part of the municipality as instruments for consumption. Their average value is two
thirds of the minimum wage. This is not strange, as we do not expect our population to be strongly
attached to the formal labor market. In other specifications, we will use binary indicators of whether or
not the household owns a bike, motorbike or animals. Table 2 shows that most of the children live in
households that owns animals (66%), while 36% own a bike...
The behaviour, values and beliefs of parents, families/whānau and other
members of their community have a powerful influence on young people’s
developing attitudes to drugs. Young people are also influenced by the messages
they receive from the media and marketing campaigns. Pop culture, music and
music videos, online media and electronic messaging services, television and
advertisements can all portray powerful, positive, glamorous images of drug use.
For example, despite a lack of prenatal care that parallels that of African-Americans, Latina
mothers are far less likely to deliver low birth-weight babies with medical complications. Researchers
hypothesize that this is because of healthy behaviors (avoidance of alcohol, non-smoking, high
consumption of fruits and vegetables) that are more common in immigrant Latino cultures.
Researchers can pinpoint health disparities among communities, but they are also beginning
to recognize the wealth of healthy traditions that other cultures have to offer.
Private real estate investment is a typical one-shot decision problem for
personal investors due to the huge investment expense and the fear of
substantial loss. There is only one outcome for a one-shot decision problem.
The private real estate investment problem is analyzed within a one-shot
decision framework. The procedure for a one-shot decision consists of two
steps. In the first step, for each alternative, some states of nature, which are
called focus points, are selected amongst all states of nature based on the
attitudes of decision makers on uncertainty.