Questions related to Compliance
I am currently undertaking a research on quality assurance in construction by first assessing the level of compliance of building construction projects and then determining restraining forces which hinder and driving forces which promote adherence to quality assurance procedures in building construction. Is this a good basis for development of a quality assurance framework?
Hi everyone. I am conducting a research and I'm a bit unsure about what test to use?
I have 1 categorical DV (accept or reject a plea offer), and 1 Continuous IV (compliance scores).
I would be grateful if you could help me to choose the appropriate test. I'm experimenting whether compliance level could predict defendants' plea decisions.
Hello, first off all my question may be badly formulated since this is my first interaction with viscoelastic behavior, from what I understand the creep compliance is somehow the equivalent of the compliance matrix in elasticity except for the fact that it is depended on time ( and maybe temperature) because it takes into account the the viscous behavior of the material.
From what i understand, in order to "separate" the viscous behavior from elastic behavior we need to subject our samples to constant loads over a period of time, thus we obtain strain vs time graphs for different loads which helps us see if the material is linear viscoelastic or nonlinear by analyzing the isochronals.
Now back to my question, it appears to me that the simplest way to determine the creep compliance tensor components, do we use the data obtained from the constant loading tests I mentioned earlier, specifically the isochronals obtained for every moment to calculate the every particular component of creep compliance tensor at that moment, and then use some kind of mathematical fitting (power laws for example) to obtain the creep compliance as a function of time.
Please tell me if the method that I explained is the way to proceed or if it's just nonsense.
I have stress relaxation data. I need to insert Long-term shear compliance or modulus. I am unable to find out out how to calculate it. can anyone help me with it?
We have conducted behavioural quasi-experiment on tax compliance in city of Prievidza (Slovakia, 50 thousand inhabitants) - sending reminders to debtors (one with social norm one with public good frame). Can you recommend any journal (WoS)? Thanks
Currently, certain companies/sectors are obliged to participate in the EU ETS. While some companies don't fall into the scope of the EU ETS, I wonder if they can voluntarily participate by purchasing allowances from the compliance market, i.e. the compulsory market?
So far, I only found contradictory sources online.
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how to conceptualize monitoring and evaluation based on compliance to occupational health and safety.
when make a study of corporate frauds and crimes , one notices always that corruption takes place when when one faces threat of punishment due to non compliance’s of laws .In india Satyam , Enron or ILFS are examples of corporate crimes arising out of non compliance’s .
The most common objective in topology optimization is to minimize compliance. The compliance is depending on the global stiffness matrix and displacement field.
How could we find the global stiffness matrix?
Finding it using hand calculations is not feasible all the time!
Note: we need to define the stiffness matrix as a function of area (pseudo density).
Please may I ask for some help clarifying what statistical test is most appropriate to use.
I am looking at the potential relationships / effects that conspiracy beliefs (both generic and specific) have on general compliance and covid compliance.
The questionnaires used were all likert scales, however, as per their instructions, they are all either summed or the mean is taken, therefore creating interval data.
Ass I have 2 IVs and 2 DVs, I am thinking of using a multivariate regression analysis. Is this correct?
Many thanks for your time.
Good day to all Prof and Dr.
I am seeking papers, articles, journals, or a thesis related to this topic/area.
"Corporate governance and tax compliance."
Hi, I would like to confirm on something. Is the theory for tax compliance similar between individual and corporate tax?
Because I saw TRA and TPB are the theories to be used to measure behaviour of individual taxpayer.
Can anyone give me some advice on this.
Thank you for your kind help.
I want to study the diet adherence between older people in China, But I am not sure which scale can be suitable? I know the DASH diet score ,14-Point Mediterranean Diet Adherence Score (MEDAS) may been used in other articles.So, my question is which diet compliance questionnaire can be suitable for China older people?
I need to do healthcare providers' compliance to the standard performance with observation, but difficult to get a reference for sample size determination.
Shorter urodynamic follow-up has been suggested for patients presenting uncontrolled DO and/or reduced bladder compliance... However, how about patients doing well on antimuscarinics?
I'm trying to find a decent method to study the effect of the ecb's negative interest rate on banks' compliance of liquidity coverage ratios. I came up with a difference-in-difference analysis but this method was not appropriate due to certain reasons. Can anyone please help me?
I evaluated schools policy implementation using a Likert scale of 1-4. 1-not yet achieved 2-partially achieved 3 satisfactory 4-outstanding
RQ1: What is the extent of policy implementation in the different schools
There were 74 likert items divided into 10 likert scales / variables. I doesn't make sense to get the mean as these are ordinal data. My sample size is small, so I suppose non parametric methods will be appropriate.
1. How do I get the performancesof schools without using the mean?
2. How do I compare performance across schools on all 10 variables / indicators
3. Which reliability tests should I use?
What is compliance and non compliance, what are the factors that lead to non compliance, what are the nurses role in preventing non compliance and strategies to improve non compliance and also the importance of compliance at the long last consequences of non compliance
The European Medical Device Regulation (MDR) is a new set of regulations that governs the production and distribution of medical devices in Europe, and compliance with the regulation is mandatory for medical device companies that want to sell their products in the European marketplace.
I am currently using the asymptotic homogenization method to predict the elastic properties of a porous structure. The software I've been using only supports homogenization of an RVE with an isotropic base material, but in reality the base material will be transversely isotropic (the elastic constants of this material are known). Is there any way to take the compliance matrix resulting from the homogenization with an isotropic material and transform it to account for the transverse isotropy of the base material? For instance, if I know the Zener ratio of the base material, can that somehow be used to transform the structure properties?
Hi! Trust this message meets you well. I am currently doing a research on the effect of tax amnesty on the tax compliance behavior of Nigerian taxpayers. As a result, I would require your help as you take some minutes to fill this online questionnaire. It is purely for research purpose and all information provided will be treated with utmost confidentiality. Please use the link below to proceed to the google form (use chrome preferably) Thank you for your time. https://forms.gle/J2kCRPXfsuzS4oReA
We are looking for a suitable alternative antifoam for a biotechnology process (GMO, E. Coli), product quality food, product for EU market. We know, that we cannot remove the antifoam during DSP part. The antifoam remains in final product. What antifoam should we test to be in compliance with EU quality requirements?
I want to calculate the crystallite size, of CuSe using different models of Williamson-Hall method. Please can anyone help me with the elastic compliance values for cars or how can i calculate them. Because I used to see the values on papers, but I am confused is that how to calculate them.
Thank you in anticipation of your quick response
Our mission is ‘to mobilise revenue for national development in a transparent, fair, effective and efficient manner’.
We will achieve this through:
- Professional and friendly client services
- Promotion of voluntary compliance
- Application of modern technology
- Effective border protection
- A well trained, disciplined and highly motivated staff
- How does a procurement ethic and also the level of awareness influence compliance of public procurement regulations and procedures on performance of the public sector?
- What is the contribution of supplier training on sustainable compliance of public procurement?
I am studying about Impact load resistance property of Polyurea (Elastomer). With respect to this, I need to conduct tests on this material to evaluate its material model behavior as a hyperelastic material model and Viscoelastic material model. These material models are to be used in an FEA analysis to understand its impact resistance properties. I have researched some data mentioned below about the procedure to determine the viscoelastic properties and hyperelastic properties of an elastomer material.
Kindly review it and provide your valuable comments to improve it against discrepancies incurred by me.
Mechanical tests to be conducted for Hyper-Elastic model
1. Uniaxial Test (ASTM D 412/ ISO 37) - stress/ strain curve or table as output
2. Biaxial Test (ASTM D 6856 / ISO 16842:2014) - stress/ strain curve or table as output
3. Planar Test ( - stress/ strain curve or table as output
4. Bulk Modulus Test (ASTM D 575 / ISO 7743) - pressure/ volume ration curve or table as output
Mechanical tests to be conducted for Visco-Elastic model
5. Creep test ( Shear, Volumetric and Combined ) (ISO 8013) - constant load/stress will be applied as input and strain/ time curve will be taken as output
6. Relaxation Test (Shear, Volumetric and Combined) (ISO 3384) - constant deflection/strain will be applied as input and stress/time curve will be taken as the output
Test data derived from test no 1 to 4 shall be used to calculate Mooney-Rivlin hyperelastic material model parameters.
Test data derived from 5 & 6 will be used to calculate the following mechanical properties
a. long term normalized shear compliance or modulus
b. long term normalized volumetric compliance or modulus
c. normalized shear compliance or shear relaxation modulus vs. time
d. normalized volumetric compliance or volumetric relaxation modulus vs. time
The data mentioned from points a to d are needed to derive the Prony series constant for the viscous elastic material model mentioned below:
1. Shear relaxation modulus ratio
2. Bulk relaxation modulus ratio
3. Relaxation time
I have gone through ASTM/ ISO codes mentioned superficially but didn’t understand a few topics for some codes. I need your valuable guidance regarding the following points.
1. specimen preparation (Dimension and Shape)
2. Testing procedure. (Constant Load & Deflection required in test no 5 & 6)
3. Determination of properties mentioned in points (a to d) from test data output received from test no 5 & 6.
I would like to anticipate the idea why research activities in the academe is not usually adapted or been used by third parties in behalf of its purpose: I mean the purpose of their research. Consequently, college and post graduate schools require thesis products for graduation requirement intents, but, the idea is just for the compliance purpose of the course program; and what about being endorsed to important third parties such as government institutions as to be used as basis for policy making. I see the lapses in that point and that it is ironic that some educational institutions are better and very hard working dealing on their research activities and publications and yet their studies are minimally recognized by their government for policy making and protocols, in which, in this way, the idea or the effort of scholars doing such ingenuity will be usable as it get beneficiaries in hand. Studying is not that easy, why not support or maybe the university or educational institution must endorse their research products to nearby jurisdictional policy makers for the better and best of the community in nearby future. I am just wondering why that research products are treated that way not on the exact way that studies and experiment of these experts must be commended for being excellent in such field they had chosen as proven by the research studies they have done. Is it because it lacks support from their respective government? Is it because their government does not appreciate the efforts of their research scholars and enthusiasts? Or maybe, Do these research products are not totally important in the political maneuvers of their place?
What is the level of compliance to these published standards in textile museums and what is the impact of this compliance on museum budget and infrastructure?
Is there a fluoride home application compliance test, that would tell the use of fluoride in past week or month? Something similar to the glycated hemoglobin test that tells you your average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months.
We are evaluating telephone interventions to increase fluoride compliance for post -radiation caries patients. We would like to use something more objective than just self reported yes or no.
There is an old and semi-invasive method, but has not been used much in recent research:
van der Merwe, E. H., Retief, D. H., Barbakow, F. H., & Friedman, M. (1974). An evaluation of an in vivo enamel acid etch biopsy technique for fluoride determination. The Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa = Die Tydskrif van Die Tandheelkundige Vereniging van Suid-Afrika, 29(2), 81–87.
Brudevold, F., Reda, A., Aasenden, R., & Bakhos, Y. (1975). Determination of trace elements in surface enamel of human teeth by a new biopsy procedure. Archives of Oral Biology, 20(10), 667–673. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-9969(75)90135-1
I'm currently working on my thesis about hand hygiene as one of the risk factor for COVID-19. But I cannot find any available and validated full-text questionnaire for the community level since the available questionnaire more focused on healthcare compliance. Or instead, I should make new questionnaire from scratch? Every answer is welcomed.
Need research and stats on first time mothers and their compliance with getting their babies vaccinated in an appropriate time. Looking at what are the barriers and in particular West Virginia.
we are conducting cytotoxicity tests since over an year and aren't able to get a stable test. We are no in the validation phase but there are some effects we can't explain. Here is an overview how we conduct the test in compliance with DIN EN ISO 10993-5:
- Seeding 1 x 10^4 cells in a 96-well plate (except the outer wells) --> incubate for 24 h
- Adding medical device extracts (100%, 50%, 10%, 1%) and controls:
- positive control: 1% Triton X (P)
- negative control: cell media (N)
- blank (B): media that was shaken with cell culture media for 24 h at 37 °C in the same kind of container like the medical device was shaken (in compliance with DIN EN ISO 10993-12)
- Incubation for 24 h
- Discard the media and add 50 µl MTT solution (10 mg/ml) --> incubate for 2 h
- Discard and add 100 µl Isopropanol --> incubate for 30 min
- Read out with microplate reader
See the pictures below...the cells are all the time okay until extracts and controlls are added...So something must happen at this point. Sometimes the negative control dies randomly. Sometimes the blank dies. Sometimes only one extract dilution which makes no sense. Does anyone have an idea?
I am designing a behavior intervention for raising compliance to tobacco control law among vendors outside educational and health institutions in Kathmandu, Nepal. What should be the elements of this intervention package?
The ISO 22301, Societal security — Business continuity management systems — Requirements, if there is some organizations have its compliance certificate, how can this be a value-added to those organizations.
The ISO 30401, Knowledge management systems —Requirements, if there is some organizations have its compliance certificate, how can this be a value-added to those organizations.
We understand that 'virtual assets' or crypto assets are now a permanent part of our planet but for many including institutions dealing with these assets, these pose a huge legal hassle. This is due to the compliance sector (especially (AML) therefore the gut feeling is these virtual assets be better avoided than addressed. The second critical problem relates to their classification in the books and dealing with smart contracts on their acquisition.
What are five main issues should be taken into consideration to boost the development of Islamic Banking and Finance today?
Regulatory, product development, shariah compliance, human resource, etc...
Are there any OSHA standards or any other standards in compliance with regard to ambience, ventilation and lighting in a academic class room ??
NEJM Journal Watch
SUMMARY AND COMMENT |
Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence Is Common
Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA reviewing Khera R et al. Circulation 2019 Dec 17
One in eight patients with cardiovascular disease fail to take medications due to cost barriers
An important step towards more compliance in companies was taken: Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (the so-called Whistleblower Directive) was published in the EU Official Journal of 26 November 2019. The directive now introduces an EU-wide minimum standard for the protection of whistleblowers. Under the new rules, companies with more than 50 employees will be required to set up secure channels for reporting breaches. The scope of the Directive is limited to reporting violations of EU law. Member States may, however, go beyond the minimum standard when transposing the Directive so that the national legislator has the possibility to extend the scope to breaches of national law. How do you assess the situation in your country? Will the possibility of extending it to national law be used?
I read a paper that claim shariah compliance of Islamic banks could influence the market share of the bank but I couldn't find yet another paper that prove that.
Both sub-fields propose useful algorithms to address somehow different problems. What is the difference between the problems? How this difference influence the structure of methods to solve them?
Performed a clean room air sampling analysis using a impaction sieve sampler. It compliance with ISO 14698-1. Collected 500L of air at the flow rate of 100 litres/ min for 5 mins.
I used TSA plates for Total bacteria count, SDA for Yeast and mold count. The results are expressed in per m^3 (1000L).
There were no colonies grow on the two plates.
I expressed the results as <2 / m^3.
I was wondering why can't we express the result as 0 as there were no colonies grow on the plates.
Thanks in advance. Much appreciated.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force since May 2018 and thus for almost a year. Do you know of cases in which fines were imposed for violating the requirements of the GDPR? How high were these fines and which companies were affected? Background of the question are the fears of the fines at that time (up to 20 million Euro or in the case of a company up to 4% of the total worldwide annual turnover of the previous business year). To what extent were these fears justified?
Is compliance matrix inverse of stiffness matrix? I want it in relation of calculating the dynamic response of inclined pile under machine induced vibration.
Preparation of a program to implement the quality requirements in the production projects, important functions that contribute to the development of administrative work, how to develop project management, and organize monitoring and evaluation programs?
كيف يمكن تطوير ادارة المشاريع، و تنظيم برامج الرقابة و التقويم لرفع مستوى التوافق مع متطلبات الجودة فيها؟
Can I use EDPVR to characterize LV compliance if I get that EDPVR from PV loop at steady state, without loading change? What are the limitation of this indice?
I am looking for new trends i.e. Agile auditing. Further, new methodology to analyze the competency level of an auditor along with methodologies to assess the audit risk.
We can say without a doubt that CPAP improves not only a sleep apneic patient‘s sleep quality — but also can improve brain perfusion by oxygen - during sleep.
So why do so many predominantly males diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) refuse such easily aable and relatively cheap therapy, when offered a CPAP machine?
Why does sleeping with a CPAP carry with it such a negative connotation? Is it really about discomfort? Because many OSA patients will swear by their CPAP machine and won’t travel far without it, once they get used to it...
Does anyone have any statistics regarding reasons to refuse CPAP therapy? Anecdotal evidence? I would be interested to hear.
I would make an overall question as follows : What are the sources of Shari'ah Non-Compliance Risk from a practical point of view ?
Thank you all and hope getting your feedback
Often times, a pure metal is described as isotropic because the mechanical properties do not vary with direction. However, I recently learned that Young's modulus changes with direction according to the equation attached. Sxx is compliance and l,m,n are the direction cosines.
So then are any materials truly isotropic, or is that an assumption we tend to make
I am new to composite laminates and to computational as well,
I will do some experimental work, but I already have done some computational work including obtaining the 3D compliance and stiffness matrices and apparent engineering properties,
May I ask what is the meaning of those terms related to the experimental analysis like tensile, flexural, how can I validate my code with the experimental work.
Does it mean, I predict the behaviour of the laminate by introducing the behaviour for each laminae ?
Looking forward for your kind help.
I want to write a paper on the Ghana Labor Law Act. Compliance, level of awareness, practicalities and also extend of application of the laws. I intend to examine exiting data. However, in the absence of that, I will use google forms to gather data. However, I need suggestion on which aspect to start with. There is little to no research on these thematic areas. Thanks for your help in advance.
In the paper of Jakes 2008 (Experimental method to account for structural compliance in nanoindentation measurements). He said that hmax should be corrected in the presence of structural compliance (Page 8) BUT and HOWEVER, he didn't mention a detailed method to recalculate hmax. Does anyone know how to recalculate hmax please?
Thanks a lot in advance.
Hi guys! send me some help on articles and research related to this. I'm a 4th yr. student in our university and we are currently making our research paper hope to hear from you soon !!
In the raw data of a standard Oliver-Pharr nanoindentation test, only the contact stiffness of the indented material is available, and thus only the compliance of the indented material is available. But in my case, i would like to trace Ct (toal compliace, which is the sum of frame compliance and compliance of the indented sample) against the square root of Pmax , according to 'Stone, Yoder, and Sproul' method (SYS Plot). Could anyone please tell me how can i obtain the total compliance during a standard nanoindentation test please ? This is urgent.
A huge thank-you for anyone answering my question.
Im currently trying to finalise my topic for a masters reseach report and my interest is on public participation. Mainly to identify the loop holes on the processes that are in place for public participation, whether its done just for compliance and who actually gets to participate. But its proved rather challenging to frame the topic in a way that it will be researchable.
All I know is that if you go into more depth from Hooke's law into plane stress or plane strain conditions, the inverse of the material stiffness matrix is the material compliance!
However, what is fracture compliance? How is it different than just the regular compliance of materials?
Thank you very much,
I have been doing a study with a objective to find out coverage compliance gap in iron and folic acid supplementation during pregnancy. I have not found IFA coverage related article in literature search. Further, I am confuse in how to calculate coverage compliance gap of IFA supplementation.
I am a registered nurse. In GP/community/non-acute hospital settings, we often advise patients to take oral antibiotics e.g. Augmentin 3 times a day at convenient times to promote compliance (usually take them during breakfast, lunch and dinner). Having said this, it would mean there is a big gap during the night time. How does this effect on the antibiotic's steady state and serum therapeutic level?
As for intravenous antibiotics, timing is very crucial; however, there are times that when you get 5-6 patients, it can not be given on time. What is your recommendation in terms of timing? I seriously believe that the 30-minute rule is just fine. If you can't give it really on time, giving it 30 minutes before and after is acceptable, but one-hour-window is way too early or too long and is such a risk for losing the minimum inhibitory concentration.
What are your thoughts?
Hello! I want to report an epidemiology number, as a descriptive statistic in my paper. I would like to ask you which is the acceptable deviation in reporting such a number?
E.g.: I found that 3.6% people have undergone through something. Other studies found numbers from 0.045% to 8.9% for people to have have undergone through this.
So, the mean score from other studies is ~5% while my result is 3.6%. Is it ethical and acceptable to mention in the description that my result is in compliance with previous results?
I would like to measure electrical conductivity (resistivity) of electrospun fibermat of a polymer.
I know that:
Knowing the thickness of the fibermat, one should be able to apply it in the conventional test. Through this measurement, one can calculate conductivity through a correction factor by measuring the voltage and knowing the current applied.
The problem is:
Even when the lowest current value (2 nA) is applied, the instrument does not show enough stability of the current flow, and no voltage reading will be obtained.
What should I do?
I think the 4-point probe method is supposed to apply to semiconductor and non-conductor materials as well.
Does changing compliance help?
I am using one Keithley instrument as my current source and another one to read the voltage.
I would be grateful to have helpful comments.
Is there a need to evaluate the structure of small-scale producers? Are they using the proper arrangements (Rules) to exploit all the advantages and overcome the competition? Have anybody done research looking at the governance and managerial structure of these organisations?
Can/should they change their structure to perform better?
Hello Everyone !
I am willing to obtain Creep compliance master curve using TTSP and WLF equation as mentioned in question. In this regard i wanted to know about the analysis of WLF equation, how should i obtain two numerical constants in the equation to get the shift factor ?
Also please suggest, how to apply this shift factor to obtain master curves ?
Thanking you all