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D espite their shortcomings ( 1– 4), impact factors continue to be a primary means by which academics “quantify the quality of science” ( 5). One side effect of impact factors is the incentive they create for editors to coerce authors to add citations to their journal. Coercive selfcitation does not refer to the normal citation directions, given during a… (More)
for their constructive comments and suggestions. This paper represents the views of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Statistics Canada. ABSTRACT This study examines the expansion of visible minority neighbourhoods in Canada's three largest metropolitan areas. Minority neighbourhoods, defined as census tracts with over 30% of their… (More)
Recent and specific data on the prevalence and/or incidence of oropharyngeal dysphagia in the general population are scarce. This study focuses on obtaining this data by means of a literature review and telephone survey. A literature review was performed to obtain data on the prevalence of dysphagia in the general population. Secondly, a quasi-random… (More)
for their helpful comments and suggestions. This paper represents the views of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Statistics Canada.
[file: ethnic 14a-2.wpd]-1-Searching for Jobs We have learned in the past twenty-five years that social networks are important and often successful means of searching for jobs. They provide " network capital, " an important form of social capital, that link people interpersonally to job opportunities. But what kinds of network ties pay off for whom?… (More)
We used the 1991 Canadian census to examine the extent of spatial separation of the poor in Canadian cities. Although there were no extensive areas of blight, decay, or housing abandonment, we found high spatial separation of poor visible minorities in the selected cities. The index of dissimilarity indicates high segregation of poor blacks and moderate… (More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the most commonly used patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures in clinical vestibular research, and to assess their test characteristics and applicability to the study of age-related vestibular loss in clinical trials. DATA SOURCES We performed a systematic review of the PubMed, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health… (More)
Jill Quadagno for their helpful comments and suggestions. This paper represents the views of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Statistics Canada.
What is the Digital Divide? The " digital divide, " a concept propounded by political advocates such as the African-American leader Jessie Jackson refers to systematic differences in computer and Internet use: between developed and less-developed countries, between people of different socioeconomic statuses (education, income, occupation, wealth), between… (More)
Hypothesis testing is uncommon in agent-based modeling and there are many reasons why (see Fagiolo, Windrum, and Moneta (2007) for a review). This is one of those uncommon studies: a combination of the new and old. First, a traditional neo-classical model of decision making is broadened by introducing agents who interact in an organization. The resulting… (More)