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Books applicable to the broad field of program evaluation are reviewed. Books may be reviewed singly or in groups to illuminate similarities and differences in intent, philosophy, and usefulness. Persons with suggestions of books to be reviewed, or those who wish to submit a review, should contact Perry Sailor (Planning, Budget,). In general, a review of an(More)
This research investigates the design and performance of the Speech Graffiti interface for spoken interaction with simple machines. Speech Graffiti is a standardized interface designed to address issues inherent in the current state-of-the-art in spoken dialog systems such as high word-error rates and the difficulty of developing natural language systems.(More)
One of the acknowledged impediments to the widespread use of speech interfaces is the portability problem, namely the considerable amount of labor, data and expertise needed to develop such interfaces in new domains. Under the Universal Speech Interface (USI) project, we have designed unified look-and-feel speech interfaces that employ semi-structured(More)
For 10 years the Medical College of Wisconsin and Columbia St. Mary's Hospital have joined together in a partnership to work within some of Milwaukee's most impoverished neighborhoods. Beginning simply by providing health care through a free clinic, the partnership soon was confronted with numerous examples of barriers to care being experienced by patients.(More)
BACKGROUND The primary objectives of this study were to assess Wisconsin's primary care residents' attitudes toward international health training, the interest among faculty to provide IH training, and the preferred modality of IH training. METHODS Surveys were administered using 505 residents and 413 medical faculty in primary care residencies in(More)
  • Jim Sanders
  • 2006
BACKGROUND Historically, Wisconsin has received refugees from 3 large geographic areas: Southeast Asia, the Former Soviet Union, and the former Republic of Yugoslavia. However, recent trends demonstrate a dramatic increase in the number of countries from which current refugees originate. Further, state migration patterns show that most counties in Wisconsin(More)
  • James Sanders
  • 2007
BACKGROUND This study describes a different approach to increase the number of family medicine physicians trained with specific competencies in the management of chronic disease. METHODS In 1999 the Republic of Georgia initiated an ambitious program designed to retrain practicing physicians in the specialty of family medicine. At 2 of the implementation(More)
One of the acknowledged impediments to the widespread use of speech interfaces is the portability problem, namely the considerable amount of labor, data and expertise needed to develop such interfaces in new domains. Under the Universal Speech Interface (USI) project, we have designed unified look-and-feel speech interfaces that employ semi-structured(More)
Articles should deal with topics applicable to the broad field of program evaluation. Articles may focus on evaluation methods, theory, practice, or findings. In all cases, implications for practicing evaluators should be clearly identified. Examples of contributions include, but are not limited to, reviews of new developments in evaluation, descriptions of(More)