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Likert scale measures are commonly used in assessing student performance as well as student perceptions. They are particularly good in gathering data to subjective questions, but being able to compare and contrast multiple Likert data has been a challenge for the typical academic. Researchers and educators alike frequently assign a numerical value to each(More)
In this article, I examine Adam Smith's theory of the ways individuals in society bridge social and biological difference. In doing so, I emphasize the divisive effects of gender, race, and class to see if Smith's account of social unity can overcome such fractious forces. My discussion uses the metaphor of " proximity " to mean both physical and(More)
The purpose of this paper is to provide IS educators with proposed course content and a strategy for teaching a capstone course in the IS curriculum that addresses both cognitive and affective learning experiences. To help architect the course content and sequence, a survey was administered to both IS educators and IS professionals. The results of IS(More)
The existence of an ordinal measure already exists and is well justified, but a modest extension of the consensus formula permits Likert scale data to be assessed with respect to a predetermined value, and the results used for comparisons and trajectories. The new measure, called the strength of consensus, is a modification of both the Shannon entropy, an(More)
It is widely known that since the year 2000, the number of U.S. students who choose Computer Information Systems (CIS), Management Information Systems (MIS), or Computer Science (CS) as a major has declined significantly. For many CIS departments, a portion of their budget is tied to the number of student credit hours that are produced. There are ways to(More)
Daunorubicin and doxorubicin, two commonly used anticancer agents, are produced by the soil bacterium Streptomyces peucetius. Self-resistance to these antibiotics in S. peucetius is conferred by the drrAB locus that codes for two proteins, DrrA and DrrB. DrrA is an ATP-binding protein. It belongs to the ABC family of transporters and shares sequence and(More)
Much has been written about the explosive growth occurring and forecast for business graphics. Users and vendors alike are excited by these prospects. But, what is business graphics? Is it narrowly confined to slide making? Some with a broad view have suggested it is an extension of a management information system. Users search through journals and(More)
Research on how clinicians search shows that they pose queries according to three common clinical tasks: searching for diagnoses, searching for treatments and searching for tests. We hypothesise, therefore, that structuring an information retrieval system around these three tasks would be beneficial when searching for evidence-based medicine (EBM) resources(More)
The purpose of this paper is to summarize and evaluate the content of a proposed undergraduate IS capstone course by the authors. A statistical analysis of a survey regarding the behavioral objectives of the proposed IS capstone course is used to augment the evaluation aspect of the capstone course content. The IS 2002 Model Curriculum and Guidelines for(More)
The paper describes a new, powerful, patented piece of sonic equipment that operates in the low sonic frequency range, at 104 Hz, with nominal power of 75 kW. It has been tested for both physical and chemical sonic effects. A large-scale industrial application is described--the conditioning and pacification of ash from utility coal combustion by fluidized(More)