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New Algorithmic Techniques for Complex EDA Problems

Shantanu Dutt, Dinesh Mehta, Gi-Joon Nam
2014 VLSI design (Print)  
The work presented in the fifth paper "A novel framework for applying multiobjective GA and PSO based approaches for simultaneous area, delay, and power optimization in high level synthesis of datapaths  ...  A high-level meta-algorithm for scheduling a chain of coarse grained tasks on a linear array of FPGAs, which can tackle a wide range of problem formulations and cost functions, is presented in the first  ...  The work presented in the fifth paper "A novel framework for applying multiobjective GA and PSO based approaches for simultaneous area, delay, and power optimization in high level synthesis of datapaths  ... 
doi:10.1155/2014/134946 fatcat:khteidnkd5b4fbxmx62l3apgaa

A meta-synthesis of academic and social characteristic studies

Terence Hicks, J. Luke Wood
2016 Journal for Multicultural Education  
Design/methodology/approach -This review of literature was conducted using a meta-synthesis approach (also referred to as integrative review).  ...  More empirical work is needed in this area in a way that is useful for understanding and enhancing professors' and university professionals' knowledge.  ...  Methodology This review of literature was conducted using a meta-synthesis approach (also referred to as integrative review).  ... 
doi:10.1108/jme-01-2016-0018 fatcat:foumdnb4hndhjed2zeqvnvoy5i

A Meta-Evaluation: The Role of Treatment Fidelity within Psychosocial Interventions during the Last Decade

Phuong Tu Prowse
2015 Journal of Psychiatry  
Journal of Psychiatry J o u rn al of Psy ch ia tr y Abstract Treatment fidelity is widely accepted as a critical component of successful psychological program implementation and treatment integrity.  ...  The current study is a critical interpretive synthesis of the review and evaluation literature on Treatment fidelity in psychosocial interventions in the last decade with an aim to explore the emphasis  ...  Design Stage one: using meta-evaluation to defining scope: A metaevaluation framework was used to synthesise the included articles.  ... 
doi:10.4172/psychiatry.1000251 fatcat:jzilcf67zrcn5lekwjotun42hm

Meta-Modeling Housing First: A Theory Based Synthesis Approach

Sebastian Lemire, Christina A Christie
2019 Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation  
This article advances and illustrates a practical applicationof meta-modeling—a mixed methods, theory-based synthesis approach.  ...  The proposedmethodology combines meta-analytic and qualitative comparative techniquesin developing a program theory—a meta-model—of how and why a program works.As the article illustrates, meta-modeling  ...  In its purpose, the meta modeling approach shares much with the realist synthesis approach, among others, in its aim of better understanding how and why programs work (or fail to work).  ... 
doi:10.3138/cjpe.52945 fatcat:ncmvu4kwgrbb7fsw7io3mceot4

Effectiveness of exercise on fatigue and sleep quality in fibromyalgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials

Fernando Estévez-López, Cristina Maestre-Cascales, Deborrah Russell, Inmaculada C Álvarez-Gallardo, María Rodriguez-Ayllon, Ciara M Hughes, Gareth W Davison, Borja Sañudo, Joseph G McVeigh
2020 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation  
Exercise is moderately effective for lowering fatigue and has small effects on enhancing sleep quality in fibromyalgia.  ...  Separate random-effect meta-analyses were performed to examine the effects from RCTs and from RTs (primary and secondary aims).  ...  However, meditative exercise programs (ie, tai chi, yoga, qigong) may offer a promising approach.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2020.06.019 pmid:32721388 fatcat:j76yrtjynfelxfjl4hwjvlppca

Meta-analysis and systematic review for the treatment of perpetrators of intimate partner violence

Günnur Karakurt, Esin Koç, Ezgi Elif Çetinsaya, Zozan Ayluçtarhan, Shari Bolen
2019 Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews  
Analysis of the three controlled studies with 223 participants comparing batterer programs to a minimal control group showed mixed effects.  ...  The Cochrane Handbook for Systemic Reviews of Interventions guidelines for the process of conducting systematic reviews and meta-analysis were followed.  ...  We summarized data in tables for a descriptive synthesis of the studies.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.08.006 pmid:31415863 pmcid:PMC6742529 fatcat:45vudlwia5fg5beuutcb7mo26q

Evidence Based Educational Policy and Practice: The Case of Applying the Educational Effectiveness Knowledge Base

Jaap Scheerens
2014 ECPS - Educational Cultural and Psychological Studies  
Evidence based educational policy and practice means, first of all, that new programs use relevant scientific knowledge for design purposes, or for critical review of initial program ideas (ex ante evaluation  ...  Secondly, before programs are implemented on a large scale it is considered desirable to conduct smaller scale try-out and pilots, preferably designed as randomized experiments.  ...  the field of using results from program evaluations (e.g.  ... 
doi:10.7358/ecps-2014-009-sche fatcat:bmxfnvofnfch3g2ve7msnazrbi

A Realist Synthesis of Literature Informing Programme Theories for Well Child Care in Primary Health Systems of Developed Economies

Pankaj Garg, John Eastwood, Siaw-Teng Liaw
2019 International Journal of Integrated Care  
We undertook a realist synthesis to enhance understanding of the theoretical mechanisms driving Well-child Care by searching for published and grey literature from multiple databases.  ...  The approach, however, to the universal provision of those services is contentious.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was done as part of PhD studies for first author on a commonwealth supported place at University of New South Wales (Australia).  ... 
doi:10.5334/ijic.4177 pmid:31367204 pmcid:PMC6659757 fatcat:daz6kyownzbfrpr6eago53b6a4

Theories on educational effectiveness and ineffectiveness

Jaap Scheerens
2015 School Effectiveness and School Improvement  
A normative context of enhancing the quality and equity of education (school effectiveness movement) Engineering approach, applied science at best Participatory branch, researchers and educational practitioners  ...  working program for educational effectiveness Conclusions about the knowledge base Consistency across time in the factors that are seen as enhancing effectiveness Important differences in the estimates  ...  (with a continued very constructive role of data-analytic advances) Yet, at some point this inductive approach could reach a level of generalization that would make linking up with deductions from meta-theories  ... 
doi:10.1080/09243453.2013.858754 fatcat:peh34atk75ccjjq7vjpdkdlaeu

Page 75 of Violence & Abuse Abstracts Vol. 8, Issue 1 [page]

2002 Violence & Abuse Abstracts  
empirical realities and an ongoing commitment to using research to shape program development.  ...  To demonstrate the applicability of these tech- niques to evaluation research in family violence, a small meta-analy- sis of the Spousal Assault Replication Program (SARP) is presented.  ... 

A Meta-ethnographic Synthesis of Support Services in Distance Learning Programs

Jean Marie Tuquero
2011 Journal of Information Technology Education Innovations in Practice  
The approach of this meta-ethnographic study consisted of seven phases: (a) phase 1-getting started with a literature review, (b) phase 2-deciding what is relevant to initial interest, (c) phase 3-reading  ...  Executive Summary This qualitative study utilized a meta-ethnographic approach to synthesize findings of five dissertations that focused on distance learning support services.  ...  IIP 171 A Meta-ethnographic Synthesis of Support Services in Distance Learning Programs The combination of Noblit and Hare's (1988) meta-ethnographic approach with Seidel's (2008) Ethnograph version  ... 
doi:10.28945/1501 fatcat:7omtvuevzbhffetszoxzra3jwm

Improving parenting, child attachment, and externalizing behaviors: Meta-analysis of the first 25 randomized controlled trials on the effects of Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline

Marinus H. van IJzendoorn, Carlo Schuengel, Qiang Wang, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg
2022 Development and Psychopathology  
Multilevel meta-analysis with META, METAFOR, and DMETAR in R took account of the 3-level structure of the datasets (studies, participants, measures).  ...  Whether VIPP-SD indeed stimulates secure attachment through enhanced positive parenting remains an outstanding question for further experimental study and individual participant data meta-analysis.  ...  Together with Femmie Juffer, MHVIJ and MJB-K are the developers of the VIPP-SD program but they developed and evaluated the intervention on a nonprofit basis.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0954579421001462 pmid:35034668 fatcat:vrg3thlhpncnjkiq5ruzskda6y

A Meta-Analysis Study on the Effectiveness of Creativity Approaches in Technology and Engineering Education

Ruhizan M. Yasin, Nor Shairah Yunus
2014 Asian Social Science  
This study used a quantitative method of meta-analysis to synthesize the effect of several approaches to creativity, specifically in the field of technology and engineering across educational levels.  ...  This study also identified seven approaches and twelve different instruments used to enhance and measure creativity in terms of product and individual creativity.  ...  4) Are the approaches used effective in enhancing creativity across educational levels?  ... 
doi:10.5539/ass.v10n3p242 fatcat:xbuyjtw4kjedvekjh4oe6moo7y

State of the Art of Time Effectiveness [chapter]

Jaap Scheerens, Maria Hendriks
2013 Springer briefs in education  
In these three sections key publications will be used to provide a concise description of the way the time variable is defined and applied in regular school activities or special programs.  ...  In this chapter comprehensive reviews and earlier meta-analyses are summarized to arrive at an impression of the effectiveness of the various ways in which educational time can be intensified, enhanced  ...  The position of time in the first meta-analyses is about average, whereas the effects reported for engaged time and time on task in the synthesis of meta-analyses, is fairly high, quality of instruction  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-00924-7_2 fatcat:fkro35ldjzei7fadu22rbkhsfu

The Representation of Program Synthesis in Higher Order Logic [chapter]

Christoph Kreitz
1990 Informatik-Fachberichte  
By an exemplified formalization of principal approaches to program synthesis we will show that a higher degree of abstraction leads to clearer insights into the meta-mathematics of program construction  ...  In this paper we develop principles of a formal theory on reasoning about programs and program construction within a unified higher order framework.  ...  In addition to that a high-level programming language ML, originally developed for Edinburgh's LCF System [GMW79] , serves as the meta-language of NuPRL allowing a user to write meta-programs guiding  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-76071-6_19 dblp:conf/ki/Kreitz90 fatcat:cpubj3snnjh5hpavfsaaqtbxqe
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