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An overview of soil heterogeneity: quantification and implications on geotechnical field problemsDownload
Elkateb, T., Chalaturnyk, R., Robertson, P. K.
Abstract: Engineering judgment and reliance on factors of safety have been the conventional tools for dealing with soil heterogeneity in geotechnical practice. This paper presents a review of recent advances in treating soil variability. It presents the implications of geostatistical techniques...
Assessment of Decision-Making Capacity in Adults with Diseases and Disabilities: Is the Decision-Making Capacity Assessment Model Appropriate for Alberta? - Final Report February 2012 - March 2012Download
Parmar, Jasneet, Bremault-Phillips, Suzette
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY An evaluation was conducted of the Decision-Making Capacity Assessment Model (DMCA Model). The DMCA Model was developed in the Province of Alberta to provide guidance and support to health care professionals working with clients whose ability to make independent decisions...
Combining Stated and Revealed Preference Data to Construct an Empirical Examination of Intrahousehold BargainingDownload
Adamowicz, Wiktor, Dosman, Donna
The behavior of households has traditionally been explained by assuming that a single decision maker maximizes utility over all members of the household subject to a budget constraint. This unitary model of household behavior has been questioned and compared to models that assume that household...
Confidentiality and treatment decisions of minor clients: a health professional’s dilemma & policy makerschallenge.Download
Jackson, M. K., Richter, M. S., Burns, K. K.
Issues relating to confidentiality and consent for physical and mental health treatment with minor clients can pose challenges health care providers. Decisions need to be made regarding these issues despite the absence of clear, direct, or comprehensive policies and legislation. In order to fully...
Culture and Decision: Cross-Cultural Similarities and Variations in Resource Allocation between European Canadians and East AsiansDownload
People engage in a variety of decision making tasks in daily life, in which people’s experiences and strategies during the decision making tasks are affected by cultural influences. The primary objective of this dissertation was to examine the role of analytic versus holistic thinking styles on...
Individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) develop neurocognitive impairments, more frequently as the systemic disease progresses to AIDS. Among HIV-infected persons receiving antiretroviral therapy, executive dysfunctions are very commonly impaired. The present study examined...