447 results for Conference item, 2015

  • Qualitative telephone interviews: Strategies for success

    Farooq, Muhammad Bilal (2015)

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    University of Waikato

    The use of the telephone in qualitative interviews is discouraged by traditionalists who view it as an inferior data collection instrument. However these claims have not been supported by empirical evidence and qualitative researchers who have used and compared the telephone to the face-to-face mode of interviewing present a different story. This study attempts to build on the limited existing research comparing the issues involved and the data collected using the telephone and face-to-face interview modes. The study evaluates the criticisms of traditionalists in the light of existing research. The study then presents the observations of the researcher based on a research project that involved 43 telephone, 1 Skype and 6 face-to-face interviews. These observations as well as the limited prior research are used to develop strategies for the effective use telephone interviews in qualitative research. The study concludes that for certain studies the telephone if used with the strategies recommended here provides qualitative researchers with a sound data collection instrument.

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  • On the Multi-GNSS RTK Positioning Performance in New Zealand

    Odolinski, Robert; Denys, Paul (2015-07-14)

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    University of Otago

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  • Feeding forward for reflective learning in vocational education

    Wilson, Richard (2015-02)

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    Unitec

    STUDENTS NEEDED MORE HELP They weren't clear on the area of study No formative feedback was given to help them gauge their progress Much of their study was out of context Feedback early would allow them to reflect and apply changes looking forward (Quinton 2010) Most well constructed comments could be applied as feed forward information (Koen 2012) A SOLUTION Study a specific set of circumstances in a case study Real situations experienced in the trade A guide towards content that does fit with the marine environment To provide a platform from which the student and teacher are able to work together to assist learning prior to summative assessment (Boud 1995) An opportunity to reflect on feedback with timeliness (Quinton 2010

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  • Inconsistent coherence in post-quake Christchurch, New Zealand.

    Rennie, Julian (2015-10)

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    Unitec

    Many city layouts are born out nineteenth century Victorian formality : axial roads, planned open spaces, with the overarching visual coherence that would shape the character of its inhabitants. This paper uses as a case study: Christchurch, New Zealand, which has in the past had the reputation of being the ‘Garden City’ of New Zealand. Christchurch was hit by a series of large earthquakes occurring from September 2010 to February 2011, (the latter claiming the lives of 185 people). Subsequently many buildings, (including houses), were condemned and demolished by the Christchurch City Council (CCC}. This resulted in many people closing their businesses and families being forced out of their homes and leaving the shattered city. However some local people consider the time was ripe for a new type of city to be established, a more humane and sustainable one. This paper unpacks some of the duelling forces at play shaping the 'rebuild,' on the one hand the CCC, with its powerbase 'of behind closed door decisions' that is pushing for a ‘framing' of the city that seemingly harks back to its Victorian roots. Against which there is a tide of individuals and small groups that are exploring new directions, via various interventions and new businesses that speak of how the 'common person' could live in this Urbanity. These events have been fast moving and the case studies are explored and researched via formal central news agency type statements and informal decentralised social media responses. A natural tragedy has provoked a temporal informality in contrast to the formal coherent past and this paper will attempt to explore these ramifications.

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  • Trends and age profile of 0–24 year olds hospitalised with gastroenteritis

    Oben, Glenda; Simpson, Jean (2015-11)

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    University of Otago

    Background Hospitalisations for gastroenteritis have been increasing internationally. New Zealand rates were 6.0 per 1,000 0–14 year olds in 2006–2010. Yet hospitalisation for gastroenteritis is potentially avoidable. For example, rotavirus is one of the main causes of gastroenteritis hospitalisation of under 5 year olds. In New Zealand, rotavirus accounted for 1 in 52 children being hospitalised before they were three years. The introduction of the rotavirus vaccine in the US reduced the hospitalisation rate of children. Aim To determine overall and age-specific rates of gastroenteritis hospitalisation of 0–24 year olds in New Zealand and identify the ages at greater risk. Methods A retrospective analysis of acute and semi-acute in-patient hospitalisations of 0–24 years with a primary diagnosis of gastroenteritis extracted, for the period 2000–2014, from the National Minimum Dataset. Results During 2000–2014, the gastroenteritis hospitalisation rate increased from 3.6 per 1,000 0–24 year olds (n=5,028) in 2000 to 5.3 per 1,000 (n=8,151) in 2014. The highest rates were for 0–4 year olds, and in particular those under two years of age. Non-specific gastroenteritis (45.7%), viral enteritis (32.9%), and nausea and vomiting (presumed non-infectious; 15.5%) were the predominant forms of gastroenteritis diagnosed as the reason for hospitalisation. Those aged under one year had the highest hospitalisation rates for the various forms of gastroenteritis, with the exception of rotavirus where the highest rates were for one year olds. Conclusion In New Zealand, hospitalisation rates of gastroenteritis have been increasing since 2000, particularly for 0–4 year olds. The high rates for those under two years is consistent with other research. The highest hospitalisation rates were associated with non-specific diagnoses, particularly notable within viral diagnoses, where‘other viral enteritis’ increased while the rotavirus and norovirus rates appeared stable.

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  • How to see the invisible cancer? 18-FDG, PET/CT case studies

    Penchev, Boris; Chaushev, Borislav; Pencheva, Lora B. (2015-07)

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    Unitec

    * Conclusion * History and features of neoplastic syndromes * Statistics for PNSs * Pathophysiology of haematological PNSs * Research question * Research plan * Results * More conclusions

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  • Team-based learning in a Bachelor of Nursing course

    Adrian, Colette (2015-11)

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    Unitec

    *Why team-based learning? *What is team-based Learning? *Preparative *Readiness assurance tests *Application based scenarios *Peer assessment *Diverse teams *What students say about TBL *Teacher observations *Challenges *Requirements to undertake TBL method

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  • Stress and compassion fatigue in veterinary nurses in New Zealand

    Harvey, Laura; Ladyman, Rebecca; Dale, Arnja (2015-10)

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    Unitec

    Work-related stress and compassion fatigue are widely acknowledged in animal-related professions. There has been very little research focus on these issues for veterinary nurses. We investigated the prevalence of stress and compassion fatigue in veterinary nurses in New Zealand.

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  • Global trends and refugee resettlement in Aotearoa New Zealand : an overview

    Elliott, Susan (2015-09)

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    Unitec

    Overview of the session Data largely drawn from J Marlowe & S Elliott (2014) Global trends and refugee settlement in New Zealand, Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 9:2, 43-49, DOI: 10.1080/1177083X.2014.953186 with figures updated from UNHCR 2015. Global trends 2014. Geneva, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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  • Community Development and Social Work : the Unitec “Recipe”.

    Matthewson, Peter; Hughes, Catherine; McNabb, David; Kuruvila, A.; Roberts, Lorne (2015-02)

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    Unitec

    Unitec has in recent years been unique among Social Work qualifications in New Zealand, in that the Bachelor of Social Practice degree has offered a major specialisation in Community Development. Title Social Practice incorporates the disciplines/professions of both Social Work and Community Development Thematic emphasis on the values they hold in common, especially a strong commitment to human rights and social justice Implemented in both academic teaching and fieldwork placements Challenge of change to four year degree, with external regulatory constraints

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  • 'Yes we can, but together': social capital and refugee resettlement

    Elliott, Susan (2015-02)

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    Unitec

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  • Social media strategies : engaging with rugby union consumers

    Scott, Olan; Pegoraro, Ann; Beaton, Anthony; Watkins, Jerry; Bruffy, Katherine; Naylor, Michael (2015-11)

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    Unitec

    The rise and popularity of the Internet and social media has drastically changed the ways in which sport organisations communicate with their key stakeholders (Pedersen, Miloch, & Laucella, 2007). In terms of social media use, sport comprises just a small proportion of television content, yet nearly fifty percent of all Twitter content is related to sports (Nielsen, 2014). Other social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram are also extensively used by sport organisations and consumers of sport. It is increasingly important for sport organisations to prioritise these platforms in the overall communication, public relations, and marketing strategies. Social media has changed how consumers get information, what information consumers can now access and a newer phenomenon whereby consumers can interact with their favourite sport organisation or athlete.

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  • When do I get to lead?

    Ferkins, Dr Lesley; Emerson, Sue (2015-10)

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    Unitec

    Research aim: To investigate the concept of informal and distributed leadership opportunities as a method of increasing accessibility to leadership for students within secondary schools.

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  • Game on : a future-proofing approach to programme redevelopment

    Chand, Prabhat; Clarke, David; Moir, Rob; Panko, Mary (2015-02)

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    Unitec

    Challenges of NCMI programme • Programme has more than 100 unit standards • On / Off job training and assessments • Rolling enrolments throughout the year • Each student has their own study plan • Results can be from multiple sources • Hard to track progress • Currently paper based, theory and practical assessments • The programme is overly complex and hard for the students to be manage their learning progress Portfolio assessment E-Portfolio Mind mapping Blogs Difficulties Leading to gamification

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  • The importance of the apprentice

    Fuemana, Daniel (2015-05-23)

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    Unitec

    Content: • Introduction: current concerns • Two BRANZ Study Report N0.328 and N0.335 • History of CBANZ • History of Industry Training Association Building (ITAB) • Objective and Aims of ITABs • How does it work

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  • Drawing on the collective symbols of Māori culture as literary devices for constructing narratives in biographical research

    Connor, Helene (2015-10)

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    Unitec

    This paper discusses several collective symbols of Māori culture which I have drawn on when constructing life narratives for biographical research projects with Māori participants. Symbols as a literary device • Enable the telling of stories in ways which both connect and empower the narrator. • Symbols can help subjects of biography talk about aspects of their lives in insightful and creative ways • Symbols can also address collective cultural identity where there are shared meanings of symbols as well as individual meanings

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  • To what extent does working from a standing desk influence cognitive performance

    Patston, Lucy (2015-10)

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    Unitec

    So… sitting is bad for you On average, office workers spend 5-6hr sitting down (Cowan-Harris, 2014) Recreational sitting (>4hr/day) is related to raised mortality regardless of physical activity participation (Stamatakis, Hamer, & Dunstan, 2011) Standing desks: a popular way of reducing sedentary behaviour and have been investigated in the context of: Energy expenditure (Benden, Blake et al. 2011, Gilson, Suppini et al. 2012, Reiff, Marlatt et al. 2012) Acceptability (Grunseit, Chau et al., 2013) Metabolic markers (Buckley, Mellor et al., 2014) …but what about cognitive performance?

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  • Bringing down the house : how the gambling industry conspires with the treatment industry, academics and government agencies to destroy a public health approach to gambling harm

    Stansfield, John (2015-11-30)

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    Unitec

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  • Growing cultural respectfulness within culturally diverse classrooms at tertiary level

    Connor, Helene; Napan, Ksenija (2015-10)

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    Unitec

    • Biculturalism is based on a founding document between Tangata Whenua (Māori tribes of Aotearoa) and the British Crown • Te Tiriti O Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) was signed on 6th of February 1840 • In contemporary society, the treaty as a living document has evolved to relate to Tangata Whenua (Maori) and Tau Iwi (everyone else)

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  • Toward partnership, building conditions of mutual reciprocity

    Matthewson, Peter; Tunnicliffe, Craig (2015-09)

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    Unitec

    How we can create a truly partnered and collaborative way of engaging with communities of practice and of assessing the placement experience?

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