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Although much academic research has been performed in the study of construction process simulation, this research has not seen mainstream application in the construction industry. Many factors play a deterrent role in the adoption of simulation by construction end users, mainly the time, cost and...
A project methodology is proposed that is suitable for small teams working on the design of mechatronic systems. It is an alternative to a waterfall development method, which presents challenges when project uncertainty and risk are high. The method focuses on agility, iteration, feedback and...
This study assessed the level of secondary production in the Muskeg River and tested the validity of hypotheses generated by Crowther and Griffing (1979) regarding the trophic structure and function of the Muskeg River as a \"typical\" tributary of the Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research...
Intuition has fallen from grace. Its authority to act as a source of evidence in philosophical discourse has recently been called into question by philosophers and cognitive psychologists alike, who claim that because of the many difficulties that plague intuition, it should not hold the...
Designated Assisted Living (DAL) and Long-term Care (LTC) in Alberta: Alberta Continuing Care Epidemiological Studies (ACCES) MethodologyDownload
This methodology report provides information about sample selection and data collection in ACCES, a large-scale longitudinal study involving over 2000 older adults residing in designated assisted living and long-term care in Alberta, their family caregivers, and the facilities in which they live.
This report provides a number of cost estimating factors, common terminology and common practices derived from industrial decommissioning projects, international cost estimating practices and the outcome of a joint university, industry and regulator workshop. The cost estimation factors...
Ethnography is one of the oldest qualitative methods, yet increasingly, researchers from various disciplines are using and adapting ethnography beyond its original intents. In particular, a form of ethnography known as \"focused ethnography\" has emerged. However, focused ethnography remains...
SSHRC IG awarded 2018: Consumption (purchases) is considered one of the best metrics of individual and household well-being. Economists typically assume households elect to smooth their consumption, so as to insure against shocks such as disability or unemployment. The current state-of-the-art...
This study explores the meaning of commodification in modern yoga and finds that commodification often contradicts yoga’s ethical principles. Two different analyses of this phenomenon also produce contradictory accounts. One analysis attempts to understand how practitioners experience...
The five-membered carbocycle is a structural motif found in a plethora of natural products and bioactive compounds. The Nazarov reaction has emerged as an effective method to synthesize cyclopentenones and acts as a tool for adding structural complexity to molecular frameworks. This dissertation...