With differing views on future developments,companies, especially largeinternationalcompanies, are positioning themselves to take advantage of emerging environmental trends. Among Japanese companies visited, the panel observed an acute interest in using the environmental advantages of their products and processes to enhance their com-petitive position in the market.
The learning objectives for this chapter include: Explain how qualitative research differs from quantitative research, identify the role of the researcher and explain its potential effects on the research process, read the research report and identify the focus or objective of the project,....
This review was conducted by a team from Johns Hopkins University with expertise in the
management of sickle cell disease, clinical trial methodology (including clinical trials of
hematological agents), systematic literature review, epidemiological studies, and ethics and
adherence research. External technical experts, including academic and clinical experts and
representatives of patients and public interest groups, provided input regarding the selection and
refinement of the questions to be examined and the relevant literature to be considered.
Evolutionary biology is an essential basic science for medicine, but few doctors
and medical researchers are familiar with its most relevant principles. Most
medical schools have geneticists who understand evolution, but few have even
one evolutionary biologist to suggest other possible applications. The canyon
between evolutionary biology and medicine is wide. The question is whether
they offer each other enough to make bridge building worthwhile.
The research was undertaken using a common
methodology, set of research questions and
analytic framework for reporting. Prior to the
fieldwork, a policy and situational analysis was
undertaken by each team, based on the work
of locally recruited consultants who assembled
relevant policy documents, programme and project
reports and plans, academic articles, and associated
“grey” literature. During the site visits, interviews
were conducted with key staff of WHO and UNFPA
country offices, MOH and other government
While the most promising findings are supposed to derive from cross-case analyses, each dis-
sertation selected a specific research question related to the overall topic of the ICS project. In
the first phase, all dissertations conducted an outside-in analysis of resource allocations at a
selected case study company using a common methodology developed by Schmidt (2000) and
further refined by the research team (Müller-Stewens and Schmidt, 2003).
After completing this chapter, students will be able to: Identify differences between informal, personal research and formal, scholarly research; explain the use of research in your role as a consumer; identify opportunities for which research reports would be helpful;...
Chapter 1 - Introduction to research in communication. After reading this chapter, you should be able to: Identify instances in which you could use or conduct communication research as a student, use or conduct communication research as a professional, and use the results of communication research in your personal life; explain the goals of research; explain the relationship of research and theory;...
Chapter 1 - Introduction to communication research. After reading this chapter, you should be able to: Identify instances in which you could use or conduct communication research as a student, use or conduct communication research as a professional, and use the results of communication research in your personal life; explain the goals of research; explain the relationship of research and theory;...
Analytical chemists work to improve the reliability of existing techniques to
meet the demands of for better chemical measurements which arise
constantly in our society
They adapt proven methodologies to new kinds of materials or to answer
new questions about their composition.
They carry out research to discover completely new principles of
measurements and are at the forefront of the utilization of major
discoveries such as lasers and microchip devices for practical purposes.
This thesis describes a programme of continuous action research,
involving an international network of major organisations to which
projects are important. The research concerns the development of
methodology and content to build this nchvork into a learning
community for project improvement. The research started with six
quite basic questions about project management practices but it has led
to significant developments in:
This National Research Council (NRC) study, commissioned
by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in response
to a mandate from Congress, addresses the question
of whether there are alternatives to antipersonnel landmines
(APL)—including technologies, tactics, and operational concepts.
The study was conducted at an interesting historical
juncture, when the United States is at peace and, at the same
time, the number of new technologies rich in military possibilities
is unprecedented. The convergence of these two factors
presents the U.S.
Is the value of reducing environmental risk greater for children than for adults? If so, what does this mean for policy makers? This report, the final output of the Valuation of Environment-Related Health Impacts (VERHI) project, presents new research findings on these key environmental policy questions. The authors estimate a "VSL" (Value of a Statistical Life) for children and adults based on new methodological approaches for valuing children’s health.