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Most computing programs now have some form of integrative or capstone course in which students undertake a significant project under supervision. There are many different models for such courses and conducting these courses is a complex task. This report is intended to assist instructors of capstone courses, particularly those new to the model of teaching(More)
This paper investigates the impact of labour-market attachment on first births of foreign-born women in Sweden. The study uses a longitudinal, register-based dataset consisting of the entire population of immigrants from ten nations and a 5-per-cent random sample of natives. The effects of earned income are evident, with increased income levels increasing(More)
The World Wide Web is increasingly being used to provide opportunities for distance learning. This report explores the motivations for developing Web-based distance learning and examines a range of issues including ethics, pedagogy, planning, advantages, disadvantages, and appropriate and inappropriate uses. The analysis takes a learner-centric view,(More)
Given a set of training data, nearest neighbor classification predicts the class value for an unknown tuple X by searching the training set for the k nearest neighbors to X and then classifying X according to the most frequent class among the k neighbors. Each of the k nearest neighbors casts an equal vote for the class of X. In this paper, we propose a new(More)
This article studies childbearing dynamics by labor-market status of co-residing parents in Sweden. We apply event-history techniques to longitudinal register data on the life histories of foreign-born mothers from ten different countries and the partners to these women, as well as to a sample of Swedish-born mothers and their partners. The context is a(More)
This article compares and contrasts male immigrant labor market experiences in Sweden and Denmark during the period 1985 1995. Using register-based panel data sets from Sweden and Denmark, a picture of the employment assimilation process of immigrants from Norway, Poland, and Turkey, is brought forth. The comparative approach shows that immigrants in Sweden(More)
OBJECTIVE To test a life-course model of cognitive reserve in dementia and examine if school grades around age 10 years, formal educational attainment, and lifetime occupational complexity affect the risk of dementia in old age. METHODS 7,574 men and women from the Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigenerational Study were followed for 21 years. Information on(More)
This article compares and contrasts male immigrant labor market experiences in Sweden and Denmark during the period 1985 1995. Using register-based panel data sets from Sweden and Denmark, a picture of the employment assimilation process of immigrants from Norway, Poland, Turkey, and Iran is brought forth. The comparative approach shows that immigrants in(More)
"One person's noise is another person's signal". Outlier detection is used to clean up datasets and also to discover useful anomalies, such as criminal activities in electronic commerce, computer intrusion attacks, terrorist threats, agricultural pest infestations, etc. Thus, outlier detection is critically important in the information-based society. This(More)
In a database system, careful selection, project, and join (SPJ) optimisation methods are needed to achieve good performance. This is an area of much research in the past two decades, yet much remains to be done. Also, researchers have begun to view data mining as being an integral part of query processing, thus the two are intended to be jointly optimised.(More)