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What Programmers Really Do - An Observational Study

Rebecca Tiarks
2011 Softwaretechnik-Trends  
In this paper, we report on an observational study that we have carried out to investigate how software developers understand code when they approach a given maintenance task.  ...  In the study, we observed seven professional programmers at a large supplier in the automotive domain while performing a real maintenance task within their normal workflow.  ...  To provide a set of of activities we undertook an observational study of professional programmers at a large supplier in the automotive domain.  ... 
dblp:journals/stt/Tiarks11 fatcat:46zf25awjjcltou7enu5qo5h6u

Private patient perceptions about a public programme; what do private Indian tuberculosis patients really feel about directly observed treatment?

Lancelot M Pinto, Zarir F Udwadia
2010 BMC Public Health  
. 90 patients (45%) were not prepared to be observed while swallowing their TB drugs, finding it an intrusion of privacy.  ...  Conclusions: Our study reveals a poor knowledge and awareness of the DOTS programme among the cohort of TB patients that we interviewed.  ...  The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) was formally launched in 1998, directly observed treatment, short-course (DOTS) being the cornerstone of the programme.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-357 pmid:20569448 pmcid:PMC2903519 fatcat:gflgcj5alneyhccvbg6hci4p5y

Deconstructing knowledge brokering for commissioned rapid reviews: an observational study

G. Moore, S. Redman, P. Butow, A. Haynes
2018 Health Research Policy and Systems  
Mutuality, respect and an interplay of expertise were integral to the knowledge brokering process.  ...  This study examines knowledge brokers' behaviour in one-off interactions with policy-makers commissioning rapid reviews.  ...  Is it to compare what you do [with other agencies], so literally, 'What we do, what do other people do?' Or is there a best practice element to this, 'What aren't we doing that we should be doing?'  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12961-018-0389-7 fatcat:x5ifvewi75akpkihz7ozaoxufi

How do Teachers Make Sense of Peer Observation Professional Development in an Urban School

Luis Miguel Dos Santos
2016 International Education Studies  
The purpose of the research study is to explore how a peer observation training programme could be beneficial to the professional development of English teachers in an East Asian environment.  ...  collected from three teachers who participated in a peer observation programme at a language school in Hong Kong through an interview process.  ...  Given this issue, this research has explored the fundamental methods to strengthen peer observation as an ideal tool towards effective second language acquisition.  ... 
doi:10.5539/ies.v10n1p255 fatcat:bt4zqhpevvcmpaxkqkvgjam7qm

Comparison of GP and nurse practitioner consultations: an observational study

Clive Seale, Elizabeth Anderson, Paul Kinnersley
2005 British Journal of General Practice  
We aimed to discover what nurse practitioners do with the extra time, and how their consultations differ from those of GPs.  ...  The provision of more information in the longer nurse consultations may explain differences in patient satisfaction found in other studies.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank the patients, nurses and doctors who took part in this study.  ... 
pmid:16378563 pmcid:PMC1570503 fatcat:iekq3g3vxzc5niuwhbo6jeaoe4

Do patients want choice? An observational study of neurology consultations

Hannah Wiseman, Paul Chappell, Merran Toerien, Rebecca Shaw, Rod Duncan, Markus Reuber
2016 Patient Education and Counseling  
Clinicians and their patients do not always have the same perception of what constitutes choice.  ...  The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the HS&DR Programme, NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.pec.2016.02.015 pmid:26961278 fatcat:rfjlb4jdondcje5fsnxm7zc5km

Inside the routine general practice consultation: an observational study of consultations for sore throats

S. Rollnick, C. Seale, M. Rees, C. Butler, P. Kinnersley, L. Anderson
2001 Family Practice  
Inside the routine general practice consultation: an observational study of consultations for sore throats. Family Practice 2001; 18: 506-510. Objectives.  ...  The aims of this study were to examine how GPs manage the consultation for upper resiratory tract infections (URTIs) and the prescribing of antibiotics, to understand what skills and strategies are used  ...  The study was supported by a grant from the Wales Office for Research and Development in Health and Social Care (WORD).  ... 
doi:10.1093/fampra/18.5.506 pmid:11604372 fatcat:ntmev57m7nfjpn4qzjlozjnpcq

Becoming a history teacher: observations on the beliefs and growth of student teachers

Arja Virta
2002 Teaching and Teacher Education : An International Journal of Research and Studies  
When I had my first lesson, I did not know what to expect. I was really reserved-would the pupils eat me alive or not-I only concentrated on how to deliver the lesson in an honest manner.  ...  A female student had the feeling that her own learning process was still in the beginning, and she was wanting selfassurance: Somehow I think that I have in principle only learnt what I should not do as  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0742-051x(02)00028-8 fatcat:2xzvwwhkcvdfrczap7qvttw6be

Knowledge, attitude and practices about adverse drug reaction among medical students in a medical college: an observational study

Roshi ., Vishal R. Tandon, Brij M. Gupta
2019 International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology  
Spontaneous ADR reporting forms an important part of pharmacovigilance.Methods: An observational study was carried out in a medical college to know the knowledge, attitude and practice being followed by  ...  an ADR if they see it ever.Conclusions: There is good knowledge about ADRs and ADRM centre among students, but it needs to bring ADR reporting into practice by actively doing hands on workshops or by adding  ...  % Do you know what is ADR? Yes 150 100 No 0 0 Do you know how to report ADR?  ... 
doi:10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20192646 fatcat:4pzqoxrwo5ce7b66z7kmobz3ua

Joint observation of student teaching and related tripartite dialogue during field experience: Partner perspectives

Peter Mtika, Dean Robson, Roseanne Fitzpatrick
2014 Teaching and Teacher Education : An International Journal of Research and Studies  
our kids really well.  ...  My teacher was very interested in what I was doing and what the university was saying and was willing to help me complete things and gave me the time to chat with her (3rd year student).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.tate.2013.12.006 fatcat:l4i5wkmifjdgtjs4yymn2ygrfm

Responsible Environmental Behaviour: An Observational Study of Packaging of Household Generated Waste for Disposal in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Rim-Rukeh Akpofure
2018 International Journal of Waste Resources  
An observational (with non-participation) method was adopted. A total of 854 observations were made within the study period.  ...  This study recommended increased awareness in creating positive environmental behaviour amongst citizens.  ...  do we really mean when we talk about responsible environmental behaviour.  ... 
doi:10.4172/2252-5211.1000339 fatcat:igpobfyo5vcp7b7icuuj3iccqy

Gravity wave influences on mesoscale divergence: An observational case study

C.C. Stephan, T.P. Lane, C. Jakob
2020 Geophysical Research Letters  
These observations do indeed show waves that can provide a plausible explanation for the patterns of noteworthy variability in mesoscale motions.  ...  Recent observations over the tropical Atlantic, however, showed strong variability in mesoscale vertical motion, implying that clouds do not only respond to vertical motion but may themselves trigger vertical  ...  The data used in this study are available from the ARM data archive (  ... 
doi:10.1029/2019gl086539 fatcat:4bjehhqmvbajlmf5jc7xwiidzy

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Peer Observation: An Indian Case Study

Avita Katal, Vijay K. Singh, Tanupriya Choudhury, Faisal Imran
2022 Education Research International  
This study gives detailed information about the purpose and principle of peer observation along with the steps followed in the peer observation cycle.  ...  Peer observation demands the teaching community to observe each other's teaching practice followed in classrooms and to learn from it.  ...  Acknowledgments e authors would like to express their appreciation to the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India, for providing faculty with the opportunity to participate in the Post-Graduate  ... 
doi:10.1155/2022/7825178 doaj:04b860b5903b4226bd2c1dad096f814b fatcat:e7eamxytizcshhbgbwi2325wue

TESOL Classroom Observations: A Boon or a Bane? An Exploratory Study at a Saudi Arabian University

Sayyed Rashid Shah, Khalid Al Harthi
2014 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
The present study aimed to explore the EFL teachers' perceptions of classroom observation system implemented in an English Language Institute of a Saudi university.  ...  It reviewed literature on the nature of instructional supervision and classroom observation to develop an understanding of different types of classroom observation and various contextual issues related  ...  In post-observation meeting, in case of disagreement or objection over the observers" decisions, observees usually avoid to question their verdicts rather accept what is set forth as they do not want to  ... 
doi:10.4304/tpls.4.8.1593-1602 fatcat:vkntvquyfjfthmk4ljnzbh7rey

To belong or not to belong: nursing students' interactions with clinical learning environments – an observational study

Matilda Liljedahl, Erik Björck, Susanne Kalén, Sari Ponzer, Klara Bolander Laksov
2016 BMC Medical Education  
What students really learn: contrasting medical and nursing students' experiences of the clinical learning environment. Advances in Health Sciences Education 2015;20(3), 765-779 II.  ...  important setting for learning within healthcare professional education programmes.  ...  Thank you for being an oasis in the desert life of doing a PhD. Especially thanks to Hedvig, for our kappa writing retreats. It is a lot more pleasant to write with a good view.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12909-016-0721-2 pmid:27496098 pmcid:PMC4974733 fatcat:d22zmifz7ngbnem77ya4d5wlky
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