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The Structural Model Interpretation of the NESS Test [chapter]

Richard A. Baldwin, Eric Neufeld
2004 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Halpern and Pearl provide a definition of actual causality in the mathematical language of structural models that yields counterintuitive results in certain scenarios.  ...  To handle such situations, Wright defined the NESS Test of causal contribution, described as a formalization of the concept underlying common intuitions of causal attribution.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by the second author's NSERC Discovery Grant and a University of Saskatchewan Graduate Scholarship.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-24840-8_21 fatcat:wpz6frs7ljdljn5h3pfhtncu4a

Strain measurement and interpretation of stabilising force in geogrid reinforcement

C.T. Gnanendran, A.P.S. Selvadurai
2001 Geotextiles and Geomembranes  
model study and the results are reported in this paper.  ...  Details of a relatively simple tensile testing method developed for calibrating these gauges and the use of calibration results for assessing the gradual development of stabilising force in the reinforcement  ...  the model test.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0266-1144(01)00004-8 fatcat:3dwfasz7kzaadej72hsgx6mp4e

Page 303 of Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 62, Issue 2 [page]

2002 Educational and Psychological Measurement  
On the other hand, on the basis of the scree plot, one would rather opt for a two-factor structure. Furthermore, both the one-factor and two-factor solu- tions are meaningful and interpretable.  ...  GEUENS AND De PELSMACKER 303 In view of the size of the variance explained by the first factor, the findings seem to suggest that one dominant factor underlies the structure of the EIS.  ... 

Page 259 of American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals Vol. 126, Issue 2 [page]

2000 American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals  
, and thick- ness H of the structural components.  ...  It is necessary to improve the FE model for successful dy- namic assessment of the structure. ¢ The model updating is a feasible and effective technology for improvement of the FE model by modification  ... 

Page 344 of American Anthropologist Vol. 86, Issue 2 [page]

1984 American Anthropologist  
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS In this analysis I have attempted to interpret the conceptual structure of disease for Guate- malan-Spanish speakers and American-English speakers.  ...  The INDSCAL model accounted for 87% of the variance in two dimensions, in- dicating a high agreement between the two groups in terms of their common dimensions.  ... 

Page 976 of Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 67, Issue 6 [page]

2007 Educational and Psychological Measurement  
In addition, a nested series of invariance tests showed that all para- meters of the three-factor model cross-validated across samples.  ...  Results of the present study showed that specific content areas may not be clearly represented in the test structure as there was little difference in goodness of fit between two- or three-factor structures  ... 

Page 293 of Journal of Quantitative Anthropology Vol. 3, Issue 4 [page]

1992 Journal of Quantitative Anthropology  
Moreover, the simulations demonstrate that the QAP good- ness-of-fit test is inappropriate as a statistical test to the class of models that Hubert and Golledge recommended.  ...  More attention should be place on the conditions under which a permutation model is reasonable or interpretable, given the structure of the data. This paper hopes to make a start in that direction.  ... 

Page 17 of Educational and Psychological Measurement Vol. 74, Issue 1 [page]

2014 Educational and Psychological Measurement  
We discuss direction of effects in the context of structural model- ing, and then apply the methods described in the last section in the context of latent  ...  Table 2 displays the results of these tests. The test results shown in Table 2 can be interpreted as in support of the decision that VAAA is the outcome variable and PAAP is the explanatory variable.  ... 

Page 739 of American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals Vol. 126, Issue 7 [page]

2000 American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals  
model of the undamaged structure.  ...  Structural Model Class The structural model class, , is based on N, degree-of- freedom (DOF) linear structural models parameterized by the model parameters 6 € R*.  ... 

Page 2628 of American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals Vol. 110, Issue 11 [page]

1984 American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals  
The cracked-section model interprets the interaction forces more accurately. This is anticipated in light of observed cracking following the tests.  ...  The substitute structure method was originally used to proportion the test structures (7).  ... 

Page 399 of Journal of Management Education Vol. 23, Issue 4 [page]

1999 Journal of Management Education  
For model evaluation, I used several standard goodness-of-fit indices: (a) the Likelihood Ratio Test (LRT) statistic, which is minimized and is usually interpreted as a chi-square variate; (b) the Goodness  ...  Through Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), I tested hypotheses about relation- ships between observed feedback variables and unobserved constructs based on the observed correlations among the measured  ... 

NoLogo: a new statistical model highlights the diversity and suggests new classes of Crm1-dependent nuclear export signals

Muluye E. Liku, Elizabeth-Ann Legere, Alan M. Moses
2018 BMC Bioinformatics  
Using this model to predict NESs, we demonstrate improved performance over PSSM and GLAM2 models, but do not achieve the performance of the state-of-the-art NES predictor LocNES.  ...  Our findings illustrate that over 30% of NESs are best described by novel NES classes rather than the 6-10 classes proposed by current/existing models.  ...  NSERC discovery grant played no role in the design of the study, collection, analysis or interpretation of data, nor in the writing of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12859-018-2076-7 pmid:29482494 pmcid:PMC5828312 fatcat:xjglce5545htlo2ep4mho4z3aa

A genetic-based model to predict maximum lateral displacement of retaining wall in granular soil

A. Johari, A.A. Javadi, H. Najafi
2016 Scientia Iranica. International Journal of Science and Technology  
The input parameters of the model consist of e ective period of adjacent structure, horizontal and rocking sti ness of the foundation of adjacent structure, density, Young's modulus, and friction angle  ...  Horizontal displacement at the top of the retaining wall is an important parameter in design of retaining structures because of serviceability of the wall and adjacent structures.  ...  period of the structure; K The sti ness of the xed-base structure; W The e ective gravity load of the structure, which shall be taken as 0.7W; W The weight of structure with xed base; h The e ective height  ... 
doi:10.24200/sci.2016.2097 fatcat:mj5stwilznhdtp5s3utcufjdfq

Page 12 of American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals Vol. 110, Issue 1 [page]

1984 American Society of Civil Engineers. Collected Journals  
CASE Il: CASTING TOP SLAB OF BOX GIRDER FIG. 14.—Structural Behavior of Partially Completed Ramp During Top-Slab Casting nesses were derived from the full-scale load tests.  ...  INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS The results of the structural analyses were used to trace the load path from the top to the bottom of the falsework of unit IV.  ... 

Page 324 of The Journal of Ecology Vol. 100, Issue 2 [page]

2012 The Journal of Ecology  
All paths in each structural equation model are associated with probability tests, which test the probability that the path estimate differs from zero.  ...  Complete results of structural equation models tabulated by experiment and response variable.  ... 
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