Improved cookstoves (ICS) have been distributed by many in the international development community to address the dangers faced by billions of people worldwide who use traditional open-fire cooking methods. Yet, impact evaluations of these ICS interventions have not always shown positive impacts. This case study followed the ICS adoption study...
Studies suggest that higher investment in human capital boosts economic growth by increased productivity. Education is considered to improve human capital, but it takes relatively long to achieve progress in education. Literacy of female population holds particular importance as it has both direct and indirect effect on growth. Apart from...
Channel maintenance operations in the rivers and harbors of the
United States annually require the disposal of over 320 million cubic
meters of dredge spoils. As the availability of suitable land sites
diminishes, open water disposal presents an attractive yet controversial
alternative method. For open water disposal to be acceptable,...
A classification scheme will group the blocks of an experimental
design model into distinct categories, resulting in a new design with
classification parameters instead of block parameters. If the original
design is an incomplete block design, some balance is still retained
in the classification design, allowing the theoretical development of...
Equine-assisted group work has recently emerged in the empirical literature as a promising treatment approach for a variety of populations, including women trauma survivors (Whittlesey-Jermone, 2014; Shambo, Seely, & Vonderfecht, 2010). However, group therapeutic processes (e.g., therapeutic factors) and group leader characteristics have yet to be studied in equine-assisted groups....
The effect of reducing sodium chloride in Cheddar cheese was
studied. Milled curd from a split-lot was salted at selected NaCl
concentrations and analyzed through aging by sensory and rheological
tests. Estimation of differences in compositional analysis, lactic
acid populations, degree of proteolysis, water activity, and pH were
To effectively study dynamic processes like forest succession over long time
periods one must effectively integrate data collected at many different times,
locations and spatial scales. The purpose of this research is to integrate forest
inventory data collected by the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Inventory and
Analysis (FIA) Program with...