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International Sports Studies Vol 35/1
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

International Sports Studies Vol 35/1

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-06-30
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Contents include: The recreation movement in the United States and its reception in the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and post-World War II Germany Stephan Wassong Movement practices of primary school children Jan Erhorn Sports clubs in colonial Singapore: Insiders, Outsiders, aspirants Peter Horton Physical activity participation and its barriers: A comparative study of college students in Malaysia and Australia Wee Eng Hoe, Elizabeth Aumand, Ler Hui Yin, & Chan Kai Quin

Sound to Sense, Sense to Sound
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 486

Sound to Sense, Sense to Sound

Since the 1950's, Sound and Music Computing (SMC) research has been producing a profound impact on the development of culture and technology in our post-industrial society. SMC research approaches the whole sound and music communication chain from a multidisciplinary point of view. By combining scientific, technological and artistic methodologies it aims at understanding, modelling, representing and producing sound and music using computational approaches. This book, by describing the state of the art in SMC research, gives hints of future developments, whose general purpose will be to bridge the semantic gap, the hiatus that currently separates sound from sense and sense from sound.

User Guidance in Business Process Modelling
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 246

User Guidance in Business Process Modelling

Business process modelling is referred to as a complex, time consuming, and error prone task. The correction and improvement of badly designed process models becomes increasingly expensive in the later phases of the process management life cycle. This thesis develops the principles of guided process modelling and provides a contribution towards simplifying process modelling activities. The general research question this thesis answers is what are the difficulties in the usage of process modelling tools and which methods, techniques, and tools can guide users in modelling processes to target the existing problems. The question is addressed by following a research methodology of design sciences. Amongst others, it includes a detailed analysis of the research problem, a definition of the objective, the design and development of solutions, and an evaluation of the developed concepts. In summary, the thesis presents innovative concepts to support modellers and provides a step towards end-user enablement in process modelling.

Determinants of Micronutrient Status, DDT Residues and Pregnancy Outcomes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 115

Determinants of Micronutrient Status, DDT Residues and Pregnancy Outcomes

Micronutrient malnutrition and DDT exposure remain prevalent in the displaced population on the north-western border of Thailand. Overall aims of this thesis was to examine effects of antenatal supplementation, introduced micronutrient enriched flour and DDT exposure on biochemical status during pregnancy and post partum and on pregnancy outcomes in Maela refugee camp. Between 2004 and 2007, 2 cross-sectional studies where iron, thiamine, micronutrients and DDT residues were measured have enrolled more than 1,000 refugee camp women and prospectively followed their pregnancies. Sampling in the 3 month post partum period on more than 600 women for blood and breast milk has allowed comparison o...

How to Teach Morality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

How to Teach Morality

The book: What is morality? How can it be measured? What is its nature and origin? And, most importantly, how can it be taught? These age-old yet still unanswered questions cannot be addressed, Lind argues, unless we develop a new science of moral behavior and education. Lind does just that in his book, invoking related contributions by eminent philosophers, psychologists and educators. The first part presents a new way of studying morality, and a great bulk of Lind's own research and other studies backing it. The second part shows how to teach morality effectively with Lind's Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion (KMDD), which is used in all ages and across cultures. On the basis of many ye...

The Changing Role of the Korean State
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 158

The Changing Role of the Korean State

How and why has the Korean state changed its way of handling the society and its markets over the past two decades? The Changing Role of the Korean State finds that the explosion of contentious civil society after democratization coeval with the outbreak of the financial crisis following rapid economic growth, are closely associated with the decline of developmentalism. Despite these profound changes, however, the Korean state has not totally relinquished its control over the society and the market. Rather, although its methods have been altered it remains to be highly interventionalist and regulatory in nature. The state continues to use its influence to restructure the socio-economic syste...

Sensor Data Understanding
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 235

Sensor Data Understanding

The rapid development in the area of sensor technology has been responsible for a number of societal phenomena like UGC (User Generated Content) or QS (Quantified Self). Machine learning algorithms benefit a lot from the availability of such huge volumes of digital data. For example, new technical solutions for challenges caused by the demographic change (ageing society) can be proposed in this way, especially in the context of healthcare systems in industrialised countries. The goal of this book is to present selected algorithms for Visual Scene Analysis (VSA, processing UGC) as well as for Human Data Interpretation (HDI, using data produced within the QS movement) and to expose a joint methodological basis between these two scientific directions. While VSA approaches have reached impressive robustness towards human-like interpretation of visual sensor data, HDI methods are still of limited semantic abstraction power. Using selected state-of-the-art examples, this book shows the maturity of approaches towards closing the semantic gap in both areas, VSA and HDI.

Manufacturing Masculinity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 529

Manufacturing Masculinity

This tribute to Professor J. A. (Tony) Mangan is well-deserved. Professor Mangan is a path-breaking scholar. Mangan's impact is measurable in the rarest of ways: institution-building. Under his leadership, a globally situated team has opened a new relationship between sport and the academy and I recommend Manufacturing Masculinity: The Mangan Oeuvre -- Global Reflections on J.A. Mangan's Studies of Masculinity, Imperialism and Militarism as, yet again, it offers a unique consideration of the relationship between sport and academy. Professor John D. Kelly - University of Chicago Professor Mangan has since the early 1980s been one of the foremost international scholars within his chosen field ...

Biproportionale Divisormethoden und der Algorithmus der alternierenden Skalierung
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 91

Biproportionale Divisormethoden und der Algorithmus der alternierenden Skalierung

Biproportionale Divisormethoden verrechnen Wählerstimmen in Sitzzahlen, sodass sowohl in jedem Wahlkreis ein vorgegebenes Sitzkontingent erfüllt wird als auch jeder Partei so viele Sitze zugeteilt werden, wie sich aus den Stimmen im gesamten Wahlgebiet ergeben. Eingesetzt wird diese Methode bei einigen Schweizer Kantons- und Gemeinderatswahlen. Zur Bestimmung einer biproportionalen Sitzzuteilung wird in dieser Arbeit der Algorithmus der alternierenden Skalierung (AS-Algorithmus) - die diskrete Variante des iterativen proportionalen Anpassungsverfahrens (IPF-Verfahren) - formal eingeführt. Dieser bestimmt iterativ skalierte Stimmenmatrizen, die nach Rundung alternierend die Wahlkreiskontingente und die Parteisitzzahlen erfüllen.