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When voters learn about candidates’ issue positions during election campaigns, does it affect how they vote? This basic question about voters remains unanswered in part because of a methodological obstacle: learning candidates’ issue positions may not only influence voters’ vote choice but also their issue positions. To surmount this obstacle, we attempt to(More)
Abstract: This paper computes the welfare benefits of additional information about nutritional content in food by revealed preference and evaluates quantitatively whether the estimated behavioral response is consistent with information from experts on the relationship between diet and health. In doing so, it provides estimates of the impact of the law(More)
and submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy complies with the regulations of the University and meets the accepted standards with respect to originality and quality. The overall goal of the present thesis was to look at a selection of factors that affect fine motor sequence learning both within and across(More)
In this paper, we construct a game theory model to capture competition among hospitals for patients for their medical procedures. The utility functions of the hospitals contain a revenue component and a component due to altruism benefit. The hospitals compete in prices charged to paying patients as well as in the quality levels of their procedures. Both(More)
Noun to verb conversion is a highly productive process in English, and is exploited regularly by English users for a variety of reasons. Previous studies of the phenomenon have concentrated on the formal issues raised by the process and have been theoretical rather than empirical. This thesis takes a corpus-based approach, and focuses on the use of noun to(More)
Task based neuroimaging tools for the study of cognitive neuroscience provide insight into understanding how the brain responds to increasing cognitive demand. Theoretical models of neural­cognitive relationships have been developed based on observations of linear and non­linear increases in brain activity. Neural efficiency and capacity are two parameters(More)
We describe the rationale, development, and usability testing for an integrated e-learning tool and decision aid for parents facing decisions about genome-wide sequencing (GWS) for their children with a suspected genetic condition. The online tool, DECIDE, is designed to provide decision-support and to promote high quality decisions about undergoing GWS(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to explore parents' perceptions of their decisional needs when considering genome-wide sequencing (GWS) for their child. This is a partial report and focuses on how parents prefer to receive education and information to support their decision making about GWS. DESIGN This study adopted an interpretive description(More)
BACKGROUND The British Columbia (BC) Hepatitis Testers Cohort (BC-HTC) was established to assess and monitor hepatitis C (HCV) epidemiology, cost of illness and treatment effectiveness in BC, Canada. In this paper, we describe the cohort construction, data linkage process, linkage yields, and comparison of the characteristics of linked and unlinked(More)
POSTPARTUM CONTRACEPTION AND RAPID REPEAT PREGNANCIES IN RURAL, LOW-INCOME BLACK WOMEN WITH BASELINE RISK FACTOR COMPARISONS By KAREN LI July 27, 2015 INTRODUCTION: The residents in the Low Country region of South Carolina consist of a predominantly low-income, African American population with a history of trauma and experiences of racism. Chronic(More)
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