The idea of designing a new map projection via combination of two projections is well established. Some of the most
popular world map projections in use today were devised in this manner. One construction method is to combine two source
projections along a common parallel; a second method calculates the...
There are two problems with current cylindrical projections for world maps. First, existing cylindrical map projections have a static height-to-width aspect ratio and do not automatically adjust their aspect ratio in order to optimally use available canvas space. Second, many of the commonly used cylindrical compromise projections show areas and...
Evidence exists that links a sedentary lifestyle with the emergence of chronic
diseases during adulthood. Reports indicate that many children and adolescents already
have risk factors for chronic diseases and the prevalence of obesity among children is at
an all time high. There are concerns that children may not be...
The purpose of the study was to learn more about the ways in which caregivers
perceive the effects of adult day services. The goal was to help inform adult day
providers about services family caregivers find useful. An ecological model was used as a
framework. Data were collected from focus...
This study was conducted to observe the manner in which three local
public interest organizations participated in a local, environmentallyoriented
decision process. The study period began in December, 1978,
with the passage of a revised solid waste ordinance (Ord. 78-102) for
the City of Corvallis, OR. The main forum for...
The objectives of this study were to: (1) determine if individual
differences in the learner characteristics of field dependence, state
and trait anxiety, age, sex, and prior computer experience were related
to performance in operating a computer system; (2) to determine if
differences in performance would occur as a result...
An analytic model for implementation of participatory process control was
designed from a literature review of management theory, organizational development,
statistical process control and base study methodology. A fieldwork research
plan was developed using case study methods to explain the functional flow of the
model. The research data on a...
National statistics indicate substantially higher rates of divorce
in doctoral student households where the female, rather than the male, is
the degree candidate. This research was designed to examine the married
female's experiences and to identify factors which possibly contribute
to the differential divorce statistics for males and females.
The purpose of the study was to determine if a self-assessment procedure provides data with acceptable accuracy for use in Adult Basic Education placement diagnostic batteries. Several factors descriptive of the population and the treatment were studied: 1. The overall degree of accuracy in computation and word pronunciation. 2. The...