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Towards making formal methods normal: meeting developers where they are [article]

Alastair Reid, Luke Church, Shaked Flur, Sarah de Haas, Maritza Johnson, Ben Laurie
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This paper considers whether it would be possible to increase adoption of formal methods by integrating formal methods with developers' existing practices and workflows.  ...  We do not believe that widespread adoption will follow from making the prevailing formal methods argument that correctness is more important than engineering teams realize.  ...  MEETING THE DEVELOPER WHERE THEY ARE One thing developers do a lot of is testing.  ... 
arXiv:2010.16345v1 fatcat:2epk4od5ejfb5eepvzmhba3b3u


Elizabeth Babler, C. June Strickland
2015 The diabetes educator  
Methods-Classical grounded theory was utilized; fifteen in-depth interviews of eleven subjects were conducted with Caucasian adolescents' ages 11 to 15 with Type 1 diabetes.  ...  Blinded interview data and journals are available from lead author upon request.  ...  As they make diabetes part of them and 'figure it out' they learn to manage diabetes successfully. Conclusions The major task adolescents were addressing in this study was "normalizing".  ... 
doi:10.1177/0145721715579108 pmid:25824416 pmcid:PMC4692163 fatcat:mstx7z4ri5hbvnalno2wzcwjyy

Progressing Organisational Behaviour towards a New Normal

Dr Parin Somani, Independent Academic Scholar
2021 Journal of economics, finance and management studies  
Recommendations are made to facilitate organisations to implement changes in their behaviour and enhance employee engagement in the new normal world.  ...  Results indicate that motivation, adaptation, continual learning and building trust are challenges important to overcome within the new normal world.  ...  To ensure positive progression towards achieving the organisational objectives, employers are required make sure that their employees possess the appropriate skills and knowledge.  ... 
doi:10.47191/jefms/v4-i9-06 fatcat:pp2wzgffpfbh7aqkvfckn27x5i

Normal Professionalism, New Paradigms and Development [chapter]

Robert Chambers
1987 Poverty, Development and Food  
This paper argues that though development realities and fashions change fast, normal professionalism -the thinking, values, methods and behaviour dominant in a profession or discipline -is stable and conservative  ...  It values and rewards 'first' biases which are urban, industrial, high technology, male, quantifying, and concerned with things and with the needs and interests of the rich.  ...  Where they are mathematical and lend themselves to ritual repetition, they are easily accepted and perpetuated. The more they rely on counting and statistics the more methods endure.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-349-09214-7_13 fatcat:wfsyzqmtunewfgt2fbkk542ecu

Why are Normal Distributions Normal?

A. Lyon
2013 British Journal for the Philosophy of Science  
We seem to be surrounded by bell curves-curves more formally known as normal distributions, or Gaussian distributions.  ...  That we are surrounded by normal distributions seems to be a contingent fact.  ...  Or, better: "[...I]t is undeniable that, in a large number of important applications, we meet distributions which are at least approximately normal.  ... 
doi:10.1093/bjps/axs046 fatcat:5my2thajejflzmufqopupdj5d4

Sociology in Normal Schools

Frederick R. Clow
1910 American Journal of Sociology  
In Minnesota where it is required in all the schools the results are not entirely satisfactory, and the schools differ widely among themselves in their method of handling it.  ...  But developments are under way and it behooves us to watch them.  ... 

Sociology in Normal Schools

Frederick R. Clow
1910 American Journal of Sociology  
In Minnesota where it is required in all the schools the results are not entirely satisfac- tory, and the schools differ widely among themselves in their method of handling it.  ...  But developments are under way and it behooves us to watch them.  ... 
doi:10.1086/211887 fatcat:zred66bybfbytg7jb3qgfztnee

Normalizing Sexual Violence

Heather R. Hlavka
2014 Gender & Society  
high rates of gendered violence among youth, very few young women report these incidents to authority figures. this study moves the discussion from the question of why young women do not report them toward  ...  Forensic interviews with youth revealed patterns of heteronormative scripts appropriated to make sense of everyday harassment, violence, coercion, and consent.  ...  ., MacKinnon 1979; Phillips 2000; Tolman et al. 2003) , attention instead must turn toward understanding how and why these violent acts are produced, maintained, and normalized in the first place.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0891243214526468 fatcat:dcxokjzd7fgs5apmt5qkrco2u4

The Normal Mind

Wm. H. Burnham
1922 The Pedagogical Seminary  
With this training in adjustment and this pressure of convention and formal education, as represented by modern methods of formal training, acceleration and the like, mental hygiene emphasizes the truth  ...  The development of interest is best accomplished by the doing of significant tasks. Thus mental hygiene and education adopt the same method for developing a normal personality.  ... 
doi:10.1080/08919402.1922.10532884 fatcat:tgmkwvpqxrafrf7zzeeu2mxihq

Nearly Utopian, Nearly Normal [chapter]

Lauren Berlant
2011 Cruel Optimism  
Dave Kehr, "Their Method Is to Push toward Moments of Truth," New York Times, January 5, 2003.  ...  In La Promesse and Rosetta it is where they become sexual.  ... 
doi:10.1215/9780822394716-006 fatcat:uwcaunwvwvcz5g2gwg77be5goi


Frederic Tower Galpin
1909 Religious Education  
There is no more pathetic spectacle than arrested development. Blind parents prevent, if they can, the normal emancipation from the parental world.  ...  Words are at times too cold and formal to minister to the hot feeling of a boy's inner life.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0034408090040307 fatcat:rhpfo6b65vhd7j76dmp672m2ye

Applying Normalization Process Theory to Explain Large-Scale Agile Transformations [article]

Noel Carroll, Kieran Conboy
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Given the prevalence and effectiveness of agile methods at a team level, large organizations are now attempting to mimic this success at large scale by adopting large-scale methods such as Scaled Agile  ...  In this article, we focus on the challenge of normalizing large scale agile transformations and apply Normalization Process Theory (NPT) to support theorize about this process.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported with the financial support of the Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094 and cofunded under the European Regional Development Fund through the Southern & Eastern  ... 
arXiv:2004.10431v1 fatcat:vnjxflymeraydn2v6zxu33zqxy

English in a Normal School

Herbert E. Fowler
1915 English Journal  
Literature Methods.- A distinction is made between literature and reading: the former is considered from a cultural, and the latter from a formal, viewpoint.  ...  Highschool standardization has reached the point where it is safe to assume that the four years of preparation in English are reasonably satisfactory.  ... 
doi:10.2307/801399 fatcat:6444tgngg5bn3k7h2fsnuok3ee


Raquel D. Eslaban, Noe P. Garcia, Analisa T. Amada
2022 Zenodo  
To view the participants' idea on how they analyzed their role as an instructional leader, they reflected it as inspiring others, providing support, and to be an effective role model.  ...  Lastly, to determine the extent of the problem and provide interventions to address such, other research methods may be deemed beneficial.  ...  A leader endeavors for excellence with the perception that they are not perfect. They know that they are going to make mistakes. When they do make a mistake, they own up to that mistake.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6496648 fatcat:onjtk5pzynabdpiue3suifaxs4

Instructional Leadership Framework in the New Normal Education

Christopher DC. Francisco
2020 Instabright International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research  
towards the attainment of quality education despite pandemic.  ...  all its members work together and open for collaborations until the end; (3) Leadership and culture are two important elements in every organization because a leader must be sensitive enough to respect  ...  MATERIALS AND METHODS This paper used qualitative-hermeneutical approach in the sense that it extends various instructional leadership framework or model in the new normal education.  ... 
doi:10.52877/instabright.002.01.0006 fatcat:73tqh6pa4vaevjemedytz3pttm
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