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Searching for the research grant opportunities on different ministries websites becomes cumbersome.
If there is any service provider for same, it is easier. For consultancies, there are various tender info websites.
If similar thing exists for research grants and call for proposals, it will be helpful
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Any suggestions on how to pivot to policy making?
I saw that there are PhD about it, but I'm not sure to be qualified for them.
How could I increase the chances of being admitted to one without pursuing another master?
I'm finishing a double master in plant sciences and plant biotechnology at Wageningen University & Research. My specialisations are functional plant genomics and phytopathology and entomology, with a minor in nematology and one still to define (around biophysics and omics).
I did a thesis in nematology at the ETH Zurich, one in plant molecular biology at INRAE (French national institute for Agro-Environmental research) and one still to define at SLU (Swedish Agricultural University).
I'd like to pivot toward policy making, but I only have a few courses about transversal skills such as "Negotiation skills", "Communication & Persuasion", "Scientific Writing" etc. and none about policy itself.
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Great suggestion by Sally Elkady . I would suggest that you get into a PhD program focusing on Transdisciplinary research which straddles both policy-making and Biology. You have studied Phytobiology ( plant ecology), entomology, and genomics. I think it is a great combo to explore the impact of GM seeds and variants on friendly insects and plant ecology. This is exactly what is needed to influence policy. Your research comes would be suggested policy direction or changes that would ensure that ecology and friendly insects are protected for sustainable farming. Hope this helps.
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How to find your blue ocean in research?
Kim and Mauborgne's book "Blue Ocean" is about how to stand out and find a commercial space with little or no competition. This space must be unattainable by competitors and must be accompanied by high barriers to entry (cf. Porter).
My question is the following:
How do you find your blue ocean in research? At a time when desk rejects are increasingly frequent and we are witnessing an inflation of articles submitted to good ranking journals, how can you distinguish yourself to get past this first selection barrier?
This is done through the subject, the research methods used and the field proposed.
The subject must be current. The problem is that sometimes a subject that is too new does not have a strong conceptual basis. Moreover, very managerial concepts from the business world have difficulty in breaking through the research barrier. For example, I worked very early on on social listening and had a lot of trouble getting my French colleagues to understand that it was a revolutionary method of listening to markets.
Research methods must be original. Is practising Python considered original today? That's the big question. The time it takes to learn a new language is sometimes considerable and represents a major financial sacrifice. But technology is moving faster than our ability to learn. Today, isn't it more interesting to learn "no code"?
The research field proposed must also be distinctive. I must admit that I am tired of qualitative research fields that rely on rather unreflective analysis grids and on the verbatims of a few unrepresentative consumers. I am also tired of fields based on the answers of our students! Finally, I am angry (yes angry) at the low interest of companies in academic management research. Companies and the state prefer to "pay a lot of money" to consultancies when they have our research materials at their fingertips. If we want to develop open science, we need the company or any other institution to open its doors to us. Unshareable data is the best way to kill research in the long run.
So finding your blue ocean in research is not just up to the researcher. His or her ecosystem is paramount. At the moment, the conditions are not right for virtuous research.
What do you think?
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Great question first of all.
I think there is no straightforward answer to this question. A lot of factors can come into play here. Your work might be novel but unappealing to some editors/reviewers while it might be for others. People view things from different angles. Studies should be deeply rooted in the literature because even some so-called grey areas may require revisitation. Along these lines, your blue ocean in research might be luck
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I am ready to work as a paid consultant for companies those who are in need of assistance in developing algorithms for SAR Images ie speckle noise removal, segmentation, change detection.
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Thank you Hein sir for your informative reply.
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For example,
  • how can a structural design consultancy benifts by using this concept?
  • more specifically in what tasks can they use/implement this technology?
  • how to motivate an employer to use?
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IFC allows to share the model among different softwares. For example architect make a file in 3Dmax. Using IFC structural designer can open it in design software. Similarly, planner can open it in planner software and so on.
I hope it will helps you
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How does one make their marketing mix be more agile to new channels, ever changing environment. what are the models used for this analysis and their interpretation.
our paper on MMM- complex models and interpretations to discuss the advertising effects, models- simple and complex to collate it all together.
Please read, review and suggest how we can add on to enhance our research going forward
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Well, intereyting approach, although I personally have a problem with "econometrisation" of marketing.
I like new perspectives on basic marketing concepts, for example SAVE concept instead of classic 4P
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Hello,
I am currently working on my MSc. thesis on video conferencing in (management) consulting oriented SMEs. The goal is to develop a tool/model/format to support managers in making responsible choices to implement video conferencing in their company.
The idea is to first map the consultancy process (already done), then link a number of meeting types per phase in this consultancy process, and finally link these types of meetings to characteristics of video conferencing.
For this I am now looking for an existing classification/taxonomy of business meetings.
As you may have noticed, I am still struggling with what the model should look like and what the appropriate descriptive words might be.
Well my question is: Does anyone have any tips and/or ideas of existing literature where business meetings is discussed in this context?
Thanks in advance for your time and effort!
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Refer link for types of business meetings :
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"Psychiatry is in decline and is becoming obsolete, a victim of its own psychobabble and increasingly mind-numbing research, understandable to the elite few".
                                           Francis J Dunne , FRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist 
Psychiatry is arguably the least scientific, most dogmatic and most contentious of all medical disciplines.  Many argue it is not a medical discipline at all except, and most contentiously of all in the way it employs pharmaceutical interventions.
Is it time it was re-thought and reclassified? 
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Although Psychiatry is in decline, there is no doubt that it is indeed one of the most important field of medicine. A lot might not agree, as they do not understand the importance of psychiatry. The more the world is developing, the more mental illnesses and problems arise. It is a deep science on its own to understand how the human mind, brain, and reasoning function, in relation to how these affects our day to day lives.
Not every mental problem can be solved be sitting and rendering advice. Not every form of addiction, can be broken by strong will. A lot of these problems are deeper than they appear. This is when the help of a psychiatrist is needed. Imaging techniques, administration of medications and series of follow up sections are administered to patients to restore normalcy.
Instead of psychiatry to be reconsidered as a medical course; lots of efforts should be put into training the future psychiatrist to understand their calling in the medical field. By increasing the width and depth of knowledge administered concerning psychiatry and other related courses.
We should always remember that there is a difference between a Guidance and Counselling practitioner, a Psychologist, a Religious and a Psychiatrist.
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I wish to know, how can we augment ourselves with further degrees or learnings after Ph.D. whhile still in the job?
Fellowship/ consultancy??
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I have been asking myself the same question.
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Good evening, gentlemen, could someone give me a reference (book, article, paper and others) on applied sociology, which contains methodologies, scripts or tools for the sociologist to act in individual counseling or consultancy? Thank you all for the attention.
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dear sir,
can you tell me for finding good research papers about financial literacy of school students how annual school fees, type of school and mothers occupation and qualification affect financial literacy of school students
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Hello everyone,
I have to prepare a presentation in which I have to present a non-technical skill of cybersecurity consultant. In this, I have selected Teamwork means what the need for teamwork in cybersecurity consultancy is, what teamwork consists of, what it looks like and what tools are required to measure teamwork
Please, kindly share any information
Thanks & regard,
Osama Faheem
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To implement any project, whether it is under cybersecurity domain or not, you need to pass five phases:
The first pjase is the project analysis
The second phase is the project design.
The third phase is the project implementation.
The fourth phase is the project testing and finally the is the project maintenance which we may need it in the event that there is a defect in the implementation phase.
Each of these five stages is separate science from the other, therefore the teamwork in needed either in cybersecurity or in other domains.
regards
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Dear friends
I hope you had a nice summer. I sometimes get the comment that academia is not relevant from business colleagues and clients in my consultancy business. For me academia has always been something I have been careful not to associate my self too much with, even if I love to teach. My question is that if there is a way to bridge this gap or conflict between academics and practitioners? I often hear highly negative and degrading comments aimed towards academia from business leaders, some of which have themselves masters or Phd.
I think in the long run this is bad because it reduces the opportunities for academics and makes the transition between one field to another more difficult. I can my self admit to having a bias, meaning I would think twice before employing someone who has been in academia for an extended period of time.I realise this is something I need to work on, prejudice and generalisation is never good!. I think there are a lot of competent people in academia but in many ways academia has become a world of its own with little or no connection to the real world, making it more difficult to move from academia to for example a managerial role or consultancy, what works in theory doesn't always work in practice. Do you have any experiences from the vantage point of an academic? My experience is mainly from the other side, that of a business owner but it would be interesting to also hear the other side. Do you have any experiences? How can this gap between academia and "the world" be bridged or should it?How can we change the view of private businesses that academia is somehow a different world inhabited by some very odd creatures?
Also note that there is no intent of disrespect or hostility on my behalf towards academia or academics. I might have deep rooted issues with the current state of academia but many of my friends are academics. .
I wish you all a wonderful day
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Dear Prof. Henrik G.S. Arvidsson, I found the following post on an external blog.
Eventually, the writer does research about your inquiry. But it applies only to first world countries.
In general, I think he is absolutely right about the role of policymakers. Uniting academia and business should be a matter of long-term state policy.
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Cameron Younis
34 Warwick Street Liverpool Hope University:
Liverpool Dept. Of Education L8 6TQ Taggart Avenue
Mobile: 07402189794 Liverpool L16 9JD
Email: 10110907@hope.ac.uk Tel: 0151 291 3635
RESEARCH INTERESTS
My current research centres on supplementary schools in slum, religious education, interfaith relations and marginalisation within educational system
EDUCATION
2017 Masters in Theology
Liverpool Hope University
Dissertation Title: “Saint Thomas Aquinas’ perspective on Islam in light of his book Summa Contra Gentiles - How does Aquinas’ scholarship on faith and reason help build modern inter-religious relations with Muslims?”
2001-2004 BSc. (Hons) Accounting and Finance (2:2)
University of Bradford- School of Management
2009-2010 Certificate of Teaching in Life-long Learning
City & Guilds-Blackburne House Liverpool
1996-1998 Full-Time Foundation Scheme (Trainee Accountant)
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Pakistan
1995 Sixth Form Mathematics (B), Physics (A). English (B),
Chemistry (B), Social Studies(C)
Telecom Boys Public School Pakistan
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
· Since November 2015, March 2016 and June 2017, I was part of the Near Neighbours Catalyst Program promoting community cohesion, interfaith awareness and Religious Literacy about faith communities in the UK particularly in Yorkshire and Northwest working with Faithful Neighbours Bradford and Touchstone Bradford.
· In 2006 and 2007, I worked as a Research Assistant organising annual conferences on economic and educational development in the Middle East for Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research UAE.
· In 1997, I worked as an Intern with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Germany for the promotion of social, cultural and educational rights of disadvantaged communities in Pakistan.
TEACHING/ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
· I have ESOL teaching experience where I used to teach English as a foreign language to young refugees at Asylum Link Merseyside through partnership with Blackburn House FE College.
· I am a Trustee/Treasurer of Hope Heritage Trust an Anglican evangelical charity helping immigrants and refugees find educational opportunities and support within local churches and communities.
· Church Urban Fund has granted funding to Hope Heritage Trust to further develop its outreach. The focus of Hope Heritage Trust is to improve educational achievement among 13-20 year old BAME youth.
· I have organized inter-religious meetings in Diocese of Blackburn for the Muslim and Christian youth.
· I have been active member of Hope Chaplaincy as volunteer under Rev. Phillip Anderson and Marie-Therese Lacey.
· I have helped organise Student Christian Movement Liberation Theology Conference at University of Sunderland under Rev. Chris Howson.
· I helped organise London conference of Church Mission Society Asia Forum with Interfaith Assistant to Archbishop of Canterbury Rev. Rana Khan.
· In June 2017 was invited to Lambeth Palace by Archbishop of Canterbury’s team at the graduation ceremony of Saint Anselm’s youth community.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Postgraduate Intern Research Officer
Liverpool Hope University (Department of Education & Disability Studies)
Since January 2018
· Assisting Faculty members in researching funding opportunities in accordance with their interest and current research projects.
Accountant Lei Dat & Baig Solicitors Liverpool
April 2012- Dec 2017
· Managing the accounts department of a busy solicitor’s firm in Liverpool.
Admin and Case Worker
Refugee Action Liverpool
October 2008- April 2012
· Face to face meeting with asylum and refugee service users
· Staff and client payments and banking withdrawals
· Destitution issues and first point of contact for newly arrived immigration cases
· Liaising with UKBA, Housing Providers and NASS on issues
· Refugee Integration and Employment Service(RIES) co-ordination
· Reporting to Area Manager Liverpool
Accounts Assistant
Intel Computer Clubhouse SWICN Dublin
Sept 2007 – Feb 2008
· Carried out general ledger functions, including account analysis, bank reconciliation.
· Income and Expenditure financial statements,
· Meeting financial and funding deadlines.
· Demonstrating strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Chief Accountant
Golden City Real Estate Abu Dhabi UAE
Feb 2006–June 2007
Headed financial management including development of monthly/quarterly financial statements, financial forecasts and budgets, bank reconciliation and cash management. Directed all financial management policy making and integrating new applications. Reporting directly to the CEO and Board of Directors.
· Managing the accounts of group of Construction and Real Estate companies
· Managing portfolio of properties on behalf of European expat clients in Abu Dhabi UAE
· Annual income of AED 21 million (approx. 4 million pounds sterling)
Administrator-Local Cultural Interpreter
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Belgium
Oct 2005-Feb 2006
· In the aftermath of a major earthquake in Pakistan in 2005, I lived and travelled in North of Pakistan alongside teams of European doctors and volunteers who came to Pakistan as part of relief mission.
Education Consultant (self-employed)
British Council Islamabad
Sept 1998-May 2001
· Worked as an Educational Visa Consultant on behalf of British Council for University of North London, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Hertfordshire. I also managed British universities’ overseas partnership with Inter College Larnaca, Republic Of Cyprus.
HEALTH DISCLOSURE:
I suffer from Post-Polio Paralysis on the left side of the body which affects my mobility and normal working conditions. Despite ill-health and a number of accidents in recent years I have continued my pursuit of research and education.
REFERENCES
Dr David Lundie
SENIOR LECTURER IN EDUCATION
Department of Education Studies
Extension: 0151 291 3783
Faculty: Education
Rev Dr Daniel Jeyaraj
PROF WORLD CHRISTIANITY/DIR. ANDREW WALLS CENTRE
Department: Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Extension: 0151 291 3761
Faculty: Arts and Humanities
Email:jeyarad@hope.ac.uk �� >zJ��
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Estimados colegas
Quiero compartir con Uds. la disposición de una traducción completa de la Suma Contra los Gentiles de Santo Tomás de Aquino que puede interesarles a los hispano hablantes.
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The Importance of Consultancy Project and How Can It Will Be Adopted in Universities for international recognition?
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Consultancy projects gives an opportunity to test theory on ground and gain first hand experience on how systems work under live conditions. This also makes both the faculties and the students sensitive to ground realities.
To get consultancy projects, the universities and institutions should have competent staff who have industry experience or have MOUs with practicing professionals who will work on behalf of them when called for. The reputation and quality of workmanship will dictate how the industry views these institutions in terms of reliability to deliver good results.
Based on the performance over the years and testimonials from the clients, universities and institutions can start showcasing their potential to the international community.
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I'm currently working on a consultancy dissertation, which requires me to consult for a real world client and write an academic paper using the experiences from the client's consultancy project as data. The topic is social media marketing audits, so I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for a well recognised, industry standard methodology for conducting social media marketing audits? Any pointers, especially to peer reviewed articles, would be greatly appreciated.
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This is an agency providing consultancy and publication services.
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Mirna Leko-Šimić Princeton is just the name of a town in New Jersey. Anyone can use the name.
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what are the best approaches to attracting consultancy jobs in one's field of study?
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The company sent me the letter typed in the local language - Tamil.. I shall ask the company for English version of the letter.
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For my new design of Hydroelectric system that can be built and operates efficiently and reliably in oceans and seas.
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If you have invented something of importance, you might try patenting it first, before sharing the ideas. Otherwise I would discuss with experienced professor or researcher who knows how to obtain grants, publish findings, etc., or other funding source might be energy companies. You assume also that you might be allowed to install a prototype in ocean, but likely need permission, permits, etc. for that, and how to move electricity to land for storage or transmission. Also assess how safe is system to marine life, people? How susceptible to storm damage? A sponsor/investor is going to want many of these questions answered first. If developed on University time as an employee or student, it may also have some rights to invention. You may need some legal advice. If University or another agency has a dedicated marine experiment station, that may be a good option for trial installation, monitor results, etc. A licensed engineer may need to review or certify plans for safety, consistency with laws and liability issues.
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Hello everyone, i'm a master's student and i ask What Master's thesis topics would really impress MBB consultancies and be really useful for consulting?However, without having previous experience in the field makes it difficult to choose a specific research topic. could you please suggest topics?
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Arwa Albarqawi you can check follow topics and carry forward suggestions
1- Improving Company performance
2- Improving word of mouth of brands
3- Changing business operations/daily activities with digital advancement
4-Mobile Learning
5-Knowledge sharing
6-Employee Training
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We are working on different seismic studies both for research use and consultancy works. We've learned that Fukushima and Tanaka attenuation models are already outdated (model we used before). Hence, I want to ask if there is a more appropriate attenuation model which can replace the F and T model.
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Seismic hazard assessment requires ground-motion attenuation models. Estimates of expected ground motion at a given site from earthquakes of different magnitudes and distances are fundamental input to earthquake hazard assessment
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Life is stuck in between consultancy and research work. Consultancy gives you practical experience along with money, however, research is limited to citations, projects etc. I know both fields are different and i personally feel that these two can't be run at the same time.
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Research and consultancy move hand in hand. you cannot give information you don't have. research equipped you with informed information for structural consultancy
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Out of three major activities i.e. Teaching , Research and Consultancy, which activity gives you maximum satisfaction and the reason for the same?
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Research
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I'm carrying out an academic consultancy project and the issue I've been given is regarding to managing workforce. More specifically, how can I make the staff (freelancers) aware of shifts available?
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I was graduated as Master of Science in field of electronic engineer.
I have an idea about developing a measurement device (Coriolis flow meter) and I am going to realize it.
Because this project needs to use expensive tools and a multi discipline environment, how can I do that?
Is there or someone to accept me with this condition?
I am very grateful for any consultancy.
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Dear Mr. sayadi, at first i wanna congrats you for your impressive ideas. For doing some projects that need financial supporting you have to find an organization which can support your work and use the results. Because the universities are rarely eager for supporting students, unfortunately. About supervisor, it is definitely necessary that someone guide you for doing the best.
I hope you can find a good financial supporting as soon as possible.
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What experiences do people have with creating a repository of research outcomes from projects?
Have you done this already? If not was there any particular reason?
If so, have you used an existing product or built something custom?
I'm currently exploring how best to compile research insights from a department that works like an in-house consultancy in a very large organisation.
Projects are very varied - any contact with internal audiences would be good to get visibility on.
Thanks
Nicola
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Also, we would not just need to host outcomes of the research. We'd like to be able to look at past research audiences and clients.
When we start a new project it's helpful to review research we've conducted for similar clients and the same audiences.
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With the change in technology from transformer type DC/AC inverters to transformerless types a problem has arisen with Sunpower rear wired solar panels.
We have used Sunpower pv modules for many years without degrading (abt 12). In order to prevent a build-up of static electricity on the surface of the panels we have connected a hard earth to the positive DC side of the inverter. This has worked well.
However with the introduction of transformerless inverters that means the AC system will be grounded directly to earth - ie a direct short. After consultation with many colleagues I propose to use a 'resistive' earth.
By measuring the current on my 30kW system I find that the voltage is in the order of 17 - 30 volts at a current flow rate of 0.001 milli amp.
It is proposed to place an in-line resistor of 0.5 Watt and 10 Mega OHM resistor with a 1 amp fuse for circuit protection. The connection will be made between the DC solar positive input and the MENS ground earth.
In that way the 'drain' will continue to function but with sufficient resistance to prevent detectable ground leakage from either the grid or the inverter.
I am soliciting comments before trialing the proposal in the field (and possibly frying an inverter).
Thank you for your kind consideration.
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A DC to DC transformer is just a high frequency transformer/rectifier combination which could and should be far more easily integrated into the inverter. Where oh where is the understanding of solar PV systems these days? What do inverter manufacturers really think they are doing? I agree with you Les, this is all taking too much time, and it should not even be an issue in 2018!!!
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My participants will be junior doctors as well as consultants. The aim is to understand reflection-in-action (during the action) and then see the difference particularly how and when junior doctors and consultants use material and social resources in the midst of the action.
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Thank you so much Ivo Carneiro de Sousa
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we plan to build LPG plant in oil field from condensate, the consultant advice to make storge tank
I think we can take by pass from the pipe line
Instead of that
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Respected,
Due to the pressure drop, the condensate will be separated separately when an oil or wet gas is produced. Separators can also be used Separators can be used to remove condensate in wells or on a TNG plant, and a resector must be provided for a separate condensate.
For practical reasons, go to the bypass and not to the reseau.
All the best and happy
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Indonesia has already 4 SOE manufacturing pharmaceuticals. We also have around 1,000 health centres throughout the country based on the number of the population. There is also a health insurance since 2014 to cover all population at the end of this decade.
The geography of the country necessitates people in rural area to travel as far a 10km or more to seek consultation for their health. Theoretically smaller private units located in rural areas with up-to-date information system would smoothen distribution of medicines needed for these cases. Unfortunately, such undertaking cost money with funds already limited at government budget.
I would highly appreciate your comments on this problem.
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Thanks Mauro,
I am not sure I get your point. Do you meant strategic management as mentioned by Eisenhardt in 1989, or the one mentioned by Teece together with Pisano and Shuen in 1997 or even transient advantage by McGrath in 2013?
Richard.
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Professors are expected to devote time for teaching, research, outreach (training & consultancy), and administrative work.
To be efficient and effective, how should Professors plan their time for teaching, research, outreach (training, consultancy) & administrative work?
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Yes Planning in life is very important and essential.
Especially for those who are busy and even very difficult at times.
Each person should have his/her own planning according to his/her own problems.
But what must first be considered and common in all people:
is Prioritization.
First, each person is based on his / her own personal and social interests
must identify priorities in own private life
And then manage time on that basis
And give each option a specific time.
Now have to answer this question:
What is your top priority in life?
Teaching ,Researching, training, consultancy,...........
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Could we be helpful to you? Of course I'm interested in the project and the outcomes. Talked with David Olds years ago about doing this kind of study. My email is: sharonsrising@gmail.com.
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Sharon, Great!. my personal email is marthauruenac@gmail.com
Warm regards!
Martha U.
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I observed this phenomenon both in vivo and in vitro via qRT PCR and immunoblot normalized by actin intensity, respectively. There was a robust decrease in RNA level but its band intensity was unchanged in immunoblotting.
I'm waiting for your generous consultation.
THANK YOU!
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How did you do your reference normalization for both PCR and western blotting? Have you validated the reference gene & protein in your experimental conditions?
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I want to be active partner in this project
I am Ahmed hussein
OB/GYN consultant
Lecturer- October 6th university- faculty of medicine
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Please send your specific interest to us and we can respond.
Thank you,
Diabetes Network
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I have looked it up in the APA but you can never find a simple explanation.
Thanks.
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Hi Vanessa,
You might cite/reference it as a personal interview. Here's a link to the APA description:
Have a great day!
--Adrian
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Strategic Planning was introduced in Egypt in the first half of the 2000s, after decades of applying the comprehensive planning approach in the planning process throughout the 20th century. The SP was first introduced by the UNDP and the UNHABITAT, and was officially adopted by the planning authorities in Egypt in 2006. It was mainly used in the re-planning and upgrading the existing cities and villages. This was done through an ambitious initiative that is entering now its third stage. It is important to note that there are two main bodies that are responsible for the official planning activities in Egypt and are both affiliated to the Ministry of Housing and Public Utilities. The first one is General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), which I responsible for the planning of existing settlements, as well as making regional plans. The second one is the New Urban Communities Authority, which is responsible for the planning of the new settlements.
The SP approach has been significantly applied by the GOPP in the re-planning and upgrading attempts of the existing settlements, cities and villages, since the mid-2000s. The initial reception of the SP approach among the planning consultants and the GOPP officials was of a great anticipation and hope for a better change towards fulfilling the needs of the local communities, enhancing the built environment and improving the stagnant situation of the many Egyptian settlements. The concepts of having a vision that leads to the formulation of strategic plans to be realized by implementing strategic projects within a span of five years – to be revisited and modified according to the needs afterwards- was quiet appealing, while having strong citizen participation during the SP process.
Now with more than a decade that passed since the implementation of the SP approach in Egypt, several aspects are being questioned in relation to the whole approach and its implementation.  Questions related to Visions, actors, citizen participation as well as the actual implementation of the formulated Strategic plans are raised.
I have been involved in the planning domain since 2008, where I contributed in formulating the Strategic Master Plans for four cities in the Egyptian Delta as well as the Initial Regional Strategic Plan for the Halayeb sub-region in the Soth of Egypt. I already have critical reflection that I will share as well in an article to be formulated.
In this Post, I am requesting the feedback, opinions and comments of those who were involved in the SP process since it started in Egypt in 2006 (or earlier) and would like to ask them to use the following Questions for reflections. I would say that those who would like to participate don't need to reflect on all the points, but they can select whatever they like or even add more points. The questions are as follows:
Visions
-         Are the visions formulated during the SP approach get really implemented and respected during the plan making and later its implementation or are they just consumed and produced for the sake of administrative purposes?
Visions are set at the beginning of the Strategic Planning project, with the contribution of most of the stake holders
Implementation
-         Did the strategic planning approach realized its purpose in improving the planning process of planning the Egyptian cities both new and existing?
-         What kind of drawbacks were experienced by the planners and decision makers when applying the SP approach in Egypt?
-         To which extent are the SP plans implemented, especially that the initial milestone for these plans was the year 2017 and the year has already passed?
-         What kind of factors affect the implementation of the plans? And are these plans respected?
Actors
-         What are the roles of the involved actors and what kind of actors are involved both in new and existing cities, as well as the regional dimension?
-         What kind of actor networks /arenas get involved in the planning process? Or are they overshadowed and dominated by more influential actors?
Citizens
-         The engagement of citizens in the planning process, is this really obvious, or is it a drawback? In terms of participation?
I highly appreciate the input of those who are interested and I promise to share the final version of this article once finalized.
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Firstly, I would like to thank you for such interesting discussion. Secondly ,As an Urban planner I have worked for several consulting firm doing so many strategic plans for cities and villages and submitted all documents and maps to GOPP since 2004 to 2008. From my experience, the main distinct aim for Strategic plans in Egypt at that time was about creating a new Urban boundary Growth nothing more . The other objectives for SP was useless nothing on the land except UGB. Even in some villages the UGB not respected when it comes to implementation. In Egypt, we miss the ideas of evaluation and monitoring during the implementation process. Finally, we can not forget the impact of political representative in decision making on behalf public people. People specially in the villages are not involved in SP process for their communities .
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What qualifications do the consultants have?
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According to my idea it is depend on the culture of country, psychological, emotional and economical situation of pregnant women and also unfortunately the believes of counselor. In my country counselor has no right to advice or persuade women for abortion.
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Dear professor we are a new team work in Sualaimani-Iraq belong to research center of Sulaimani Polytechnic University we need your advice and collaboration can you help us as an external consultant please
best regards
Dr Abdullah A Hama
PhD. Molecular medical parasitology
Head of Biomedical team
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Dear Professor
If your team feels my expertise can help in your team. I am ready
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Does anyone have experience in performing volumetric reconstructions of MRI? Which software is the most recommended? What literature is available for consultation?
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3D Doctor could be used
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I need to manipulate a variable in Survey Monkey but cannot find a work around. Do they have any help that is not texting but a phone consultant? Is it possible to create a new variable (what SPSS would call recoding) in Survey Monkey?
Thanks.
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Dear Charles,
Survey Monkey is a data collection tool. It provides limited analysis options with the free version. You cannot manipulate data in it. You cannot even download your raw data unless you pay them one month's subscription, which is quite expensive. There are better tools around. Farmer et al. published a useful comparison of them in MSOR Connections a few years ago.
The best thing to do is to download your raw data into a spreadsheet and manipulate it there. If necessary you can then upload it to a statistical package and analyse it.
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I have a working prototype producing steam that I am combining with a small scale SMR (100 to 500 kg/day). While I have a thorough understanding of SMR technology, it is not to a level of were I can design it myself. Specifically, we are looking for a SMR system that can operate between 600c to 1200c (hydrogen at 99.999). If you know of a company or consultant that can design or procure a system like this, I would appreciate any assistance you might have. This is the last component in my overall prototype and I have had great difficulty in acquiring an SMR.
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There are a number of companies working in different SMR design in Russia, China, the USA, South Korea, Argentina, Japan, South Africa, France, and India.
In my book entitled "Small Modular Reactord for Electricity Generation" published by Springer in 2017, you can find a comprehensive list of firms that are working in the construction of different prototypes of SMR in the above-mentioned countries.
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Dear Gregory, Crhistine, we share the line of research, in our case, focused on teacher training. Please, would you be able to access a larger detail of the project you are working on?
Thank you very much
Guillermo
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Dear Dennis I appreciate your input but I can not access any of the attached links. Is another access to jobs possible?
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Hello to all cost engineers, estimators, quantity surveyors, cost consultants!
I am currently undertaking an MBA research project on the implementation of 5D BIM in Asia. I would really appreciate your meaningful contribution/support (anonymous) in completing this short survey (see link: https://www.esurveycreator.com/s/6e57c77 ) to understand your perceived benefits/challenges of BIM adoption.
Many thanks.
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Hello, information in general You can find some remarks in my articles:
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I am working on a new research about scoliosis and I have a question and I need your advice. I know there is a cut off for angle of trunk rotation (ATR) measured by scoliometer for radiographic consultation and it is accepted as 5 degree or 7 degree according to different studies. But I've searched the literature and couldn't find. Does any classification exist like mild ATR, moderate ATR and severe ATR? I need some categorizations about ATR in my study, what do you suggest me?
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Dear Dr. King
Thank you for your recommendation. It seems quite useful.
Do you have a paper about this measurement method, I would like to read and follow ?
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I`m currently a SAP Functional consultant, and my primary background (Bachelors) is Applied geophysics; so my technical IT skills is not very solid. Hope this will guide your information.
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Hi Ugo, when I started my PhD study I was told that it was more important to choose the right supervisor than the right topic. I tend to agree with that advice. Essentially, PhD research is a form of research training and a good suprevisor can help you a great deal through the process. Therefore, my suggestion is to talk to academics at your institution and see if some of their work attracts your interest. Meliha
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I'm writing up a grant proposal soon, but first I need to get an idea of how much I need to budget for hiring a statistician consultant. What do people normally charge per hour for this? Many thanks!
More info: The project relates to education and workplace psychology research.
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Hi Ian,
Have you considered outsourcing it to Amazon's MTurk workforce? Alternatively since Korea has some research agencies that you can outsource data collection and analysis to, although at quite a steep cost, how about getting in touch with those research consulting agencies (I'm sure a quick Daum search will bring something up) and asking them to cost what you are looking for. My only experience with them was back in 2015 when I asked one company to quote a price on sampling participants and they came back with 10,000 won per head which I thought was astonishing for simple response-scale type surveys that I wanted to do, so I never pursued it. A final thought, by contacting someone with the statistical expertise you need, you may be able to collaborate and co-author and avoid having to pay someone for this.
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I am co-editing a book about online therapy, with clusters about individual, family/couple, group therapy and organizational consultancy. If you know of articles or have written on these subjects, please write me.
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James and Stanley, many thanks for the references.
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I am recent graduate from lund university environmental studies and sustainability science masters program and I moved back to Accra over the summer, starting work at a start up sustainability consultancy. We involve ourselves with projects from renewable energy to waste management across the urban environ. For me personally I want to build a working and smart green economy in Accra which utilizes the resources available and finds innovative ways to bu on the system currently operating. understanding green urban projects like your own is hopefully what will be my bread and butter.
hope to hear from you soon.
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Thank you!
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Most of the time Consultants recommend companies initiate with 5S for improvements. As it give the working environment a better look at a glance, but that doesn’t mean that 5S would solve its problems or that the organization is capable of implementing it or in sustaining the system.
In Miclel Baudin's blog he say, thinking 5S solve all your problems would be like asking a school boy to clean up his messy room when he says he cannot understand a lesson or when he has a problem at school. Whether with a plant or a kid, figuring out what the problems are takes more time and effort, but it is necessary if you want to identify projects that put the organization on track to a solution, and that it has the skills and be conducted conduct successfully, while entailing the changes that will be sustained.
What is your opinion?
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Thanks, William. I too have the same opinion on implementing the 5S system. Either we have to make the system leaner first, and then think of implementing 5S to the floor. But in most cases, companies try to implement 5S first and then think of other improvements or running the DMAIC cycle, which leads them into disasters in sustaining the system with unnecessary costs. 
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Now a days in all the countries of the world faculty members are very busy with accreditation and quality assurance activities. Institutions are investing large amount on consultation and documentation. Faculty members invest lot of time and energy. Do you agree that accreditation and quality assurance activities will enhance the quality of teaching, learning and assessment?
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The question is who certifies the certifier???  What are the criteria accreditation agencies used? Are they pushing the teaching quality or just overloading professors? I agree with prof. Thonse that the quality of the teaching must be measured in any way,  and that professors at university must be also good researchers, but in my experience the ways the acc agencies are implementing their job are not clearly warranting that, I'm sorry but is my opinion.
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I'm from Portugal.
Independent consultant/ part time researcher in social sciences, regionalization, politics evaluation,..., in rural world.
Current participant in a EIP AGRI Focus Group.
Current member of RRN (Portugal).
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Hello,
Thank you.
I'll see it in a short term.
Best,
Ana
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I am going to fabrication QCM sensor in our clean room, integrated to the microfluidic platform. and also, I am going to fabricate the electrode of QCM only 500 um. 
And, I am not sure about that the QCM sensor will properly operation with this dimension of the electrode. Because it is too small in comparison with the commercial QCM sensor. 
So, does anyone having experience about QCM sensor? Give me the consultants.  
Best regards
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Dear Dr.Biplav Acharya
I think there is a relationship between the thickness of quartz wafer and the diameter of the electrode. But I did not find this. 
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Can any inform me or is aware of any research looking into or comparing the accuracy of none medic or consultant diagnosis of dementia? I am interested to know how nursing , allied health professionals fair in comparison to consultant or psychiatric standard models of diagnosis.  Any information would be welcomed.
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Hi Chris, I am a gerontologist, practitioner, and professor.  There is no such thing as a non-medical dementia diagnosis. That is known as "guessing" or "lay diagnosing."  I am often give presentations to both informed and general audiences.  I have attached a handout/slide from one of my presentations on Conditions that Mimic Dementia.  I emphasize that memory SLOWING is normal aging but memory LOSS is not normal and why.  Lay diagnosing or making a diagnosis without a thorough workup including brain scans is dangerous.  I have found people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease by their family physician, and that is another example of "guessing."  I hope this helps.  Jan Vinita White, PhD
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Do you believe or expect that AIM will contribute significantly in the near future in helping health team members and individuals (patients) for smart consultation, direction, treatment? Any vision on this regard? Thank you for your ideas in advance
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Dear Patricia, do you have any evidence such as published paper AIM and Alzheimer? thank you
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I am a TUI M&C masters student, and also a technology journalist and industry consultant. I have been writing/researching about digitalization recently, for both class and work. 
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‘Digitization’ and ‘digitalization’ are two conceptual terms that are closely associated and often used interchangeably in a broad range of literatures.  Digitization refers to “the action or process of digitizing; the conversion of analogue data (esp. in later use images, video, and text) into digital form.” Digitalization, by contrast, refers to “the adoption or increase in use of digital or computer technology by an organization, industry, country, etc.” Digitization therefore produces information that can be expressed in many different ways, on many different types of materials and in many different systems. Digitalization has come to refer to the structuring of many and diverse domains of social life around digital communication and media infrastructures.
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What is the load distribution perfect percentages for academic staff?
Example 40% teaching, 40% research, 20% others (community service, admin, consultation, etc)? What is the best percentages?
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I think it depends on the vision and mission of the institute. If they are looking for teaching priority instead of the research or they looking for research as a priority. Or if they looked for a balance between them. However, I think 40% for teaching, 40% for research and 20% for services is fair enough. regards
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What purpose, other than the medical information primarily gathered by it, can a physician have when he chooses the timing of the physical examination during a consultation? I'm looking into the use of the physical examination of a patient by its health care professional. Does different timing show different uses? 
What is known on this subject? I find very little on it in the scientific literature, but maybe I should use different keywords. What are your thoughts on this matter and can you advice me any literature? Thank you in advance!
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Timing of physical exam can depend on many things. The extent of the exam may depend on the history the provider takes. If the patient needs to disrobe it may be delayed until the end of the visit. If the patient has white coat hypertension you may need to wait for the patient to calm. If the room is cold you may not want to leave the patient sitting there with no clothes. If it is a gynecological exam you might have the patient disrobe first because you know it will be necessary, and then the patient can dress and be comfortable for the rest of the visit.
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Msc. consultancy based dissertation related to growth factors of a given SME 
Given the nature and scope of the research project, I'm using qualitative data and wanted to know if there are any particular/relevant interview analysis framework/method appropriate for consulting research/Action Research besides narrative strategy and content analysis?
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Joseph - there are many strategies that you could use - especially aligned to action research where you could adopt a number of different methods. I'm not sure that it is a good thing though to seek a 'minimal coding' strategy. You would best look for the coding strategy that is best up to the task - so that you don't overlook findings. The attached two chapters may assist - one on mixed methods (with a focus on action research) - and the other on qualitative data analysis. 
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I am a PhD student in business school of RMIT based in Melbourne, Australia. My research topic is behavioral aspects of multi-criteria decision-making especially PROMETHEE. In fact, I am very eager to go to industry after finishing my studies therefore I want to build a network of contacts from now. However, I do not know even for what should I search into Google. I kindly ask you to please tell me what kind of firms are engaged with multi criteria decision-making. If you know any special name it will be much more better.
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Hi Araz, 
I think if you are interested in firms which adopt a multicriteria decision-making process, then you would first need a really strong understanding of what multicriteria decision-making is, and what it looks like in practice. Identifying first the theory behind it, and then how it manifests itself within industry will enable you to develop a conceptual framework for identifying it. 
I don't think you are likely to find documentation which says 'we use x decision-making criteria', and the fact you are having trouble finding that identifies a research need for identification of decision-making methods of organisations. However, I tend to find that SME consultancy firms tend to use a more intuitive method of decision-making, which leads me to believe you would need to find larger organisations to see which adopt multicriteria decision-making.
I wish I could give you a list of organisations - but I think you'll need to identify a mechanism for identifying these throughout your research, or alternatively use mass communications to members within organisations who are likely to use MC-DM to ask them if they are using MC-DM.
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I'm going to make an clinic expert system where it can easily detect the illness of the patient . Is it possible to make?
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Given my previous  experience of developing and commercially deploying an AI/ES system for diagnosing computer faults in a limited number of computer boards, I believe that it is possible for a few or limited number of specific medical conditions, provided measurement of physiological parameters can be done using sensors, and that such sensors are readily available. I am not sure that such sensors are there to acquire and use.
Today, we have nanobots under development  which can be used to assess/measure various physiological, anatomical features not easily obtainable by external measures. If you are going to attempt such development, you might want to concentrate on a few syndromes or conditions and  check on the performance of the system. By iteration you can gradually improve the performance. Of course, you need to have access to experts and you would need to do extensive "knowledge acquisition" and "knowledge representation". I am not sure that a clinical expert system can detect  any illness as you would like, is not possible at this time. That is  years away and requires the development of many technologies.
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Any good literature about management consultancy methodologies on good practices?
If possible, focus in SME's
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Organisational Anatomy: a Manager's Guide to a Healthy Organisation  http://www.amazon.com/Organisational-Anatomy-Oleg-Konovalov/dp/1443888850/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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Currently I'm conducting a research to the added benefits and disadvantages of video consultation in a private dietitian practice. 
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This is the least used approach because it relies solely on computers and does not involve verbal communication. However, because so much of the process can be automated, this method involves the least time, allowing you to bill far more clients than you could ever see in the same time period. By nature, this approach is limited and best used for clients who are well and only seeking general diet information or perhaps diet analysis or meal plans. This method may be used via e-mail and/or a Web site.
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Recruitment can vary hugely between centres and between individuals carry out the recruitment. Clearly, the number of people recruited is the ultimate measure of success, but we wondered if  there were any measures that may be used to assess the process? For example, maintaining eye contact, the length of the consultation, etc etc 
Recruitment training is frequently delivered, but we wondered if evidence based at all? 
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Thank you both. It is 'selling' in a way isn't it? 
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I wanna develop the skills in consultant, design and construction for wastewater treatment system. 
Hope experts give me some advices or instructions to improve knowledge of this field. 
Thanks!
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Following steps are involved in the design of wastewater treatment 
A) Assessment  of waste quality
B) Desired Treated  water quality 
C) Selection of Treatment  process
D) Treatment System  Design 
E) Engineering  of the Treatment Plant
F) Project Execution
A - There are about 36 to 38 parameters that need to be analysed to assess  the wastewater quality. These are called water quality  Parameters and indicate presence of pollutants  in the water.These parameters  are listed in State/Federal or Central pollution control board was site or a standard  water / wastewater  treatment hand book.
Once the complete analysis is available it can be compared with the desired water quality or the treated effluent quality desired.Normally each type of industry  has a typical effluent quality and can be accessed through  state ENVIRONMENTAL  POLLUTION  CONTROL AUTHORITIES. Similarly the effluent standard for each type of industry is pre scribed by the State/ Federal  Pollution  Control  Authority. 
Based on above data the treatment  specialist  decides the treatment  scheme.A typical treatment  scheme involves Physicochemical  treatment like coagulation settlement of  suspended solids. Biological Treatment  to remove dissolved organics. Filtration er for removal of residual pollutants. 
After this the Engineer  is carried out followed by project execution.
The whole process needs experienced  technologist , Hope this clarifies the concept.
To give specific reply specific data will be required 
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Hi there,
I'm trying to identify psychosocial variables predicting acute admission to hospital. They have to be possible to use in telephone triage/consultation.
Do you have any good ideas, or good reference to share?
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Hi,
there are many journals in stress, psychosocial and illness such as the following
of course you need Literature to support your variables selections
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We are trying to set a goal for rate of follow-through for referrals from our behavioral medicine consultants, who are integrated in our primary care department (community outpatient) to on-going psychotherapy? Does anyone know of literature that suggests a baseline for how many patients that are referred for therapy actually follow through?
UPDATE 6/25: Note that the referral is actually to a different department. Patients would be getting referred from a primary care appointment in which they meet with a behavioral health consultant. The BH consultant will be referring the Pt. to on-going therapy with a different therapist altogether. What referral follow-through rate should we expect, based on the literature?
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I have a published study on this and I believe it is a similar format to what you are doing. I am a consultant within a primary care clinic where I receive referrals from PCPs. Most of these are a one time evaluation with referral to a behavioral health clinic for psychotherapy. About 85% of patients followed through with the referral from their PCP to me and of those I suggested to follow up with therapy, about 55% did. Here is the citation for the paper but feel free to contact me for a copy if needed:
Miller-Matero, L.R., Dubaybo, F., Ziadni, M., Feit, R., Kvamme, R., Eshelman, A., &Keimig, W. (2015). Embedding a psychologist into primary care increases access to behavioral health services. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 6, 100-104.
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I am undertaking a PhD with Oxford Brookes University at the moment looking at success factors and influences on leadership in international humanitarian and development organisations in South Asia, particularly Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.
For this I intend to carry out an electronic survey, and had hoped to get access to some kind of up to date country list of all the leaders of these kinds of organisations.
By 'leaders', I mean: Country Directors, CEOs, Chief of Party's, Senior Programme Directors, Resident Representatives, Principal or Chief Advisors, etc - the bigshots.
By 'these kind of organisations', I mean: INGOs (i.e. Oxfam, World Vision, Care, Tearfund, MSF etc etc), bi-laterals (i.e. SDP, GIZ etc.), philanthropic organisations and foundations (i.e. Clinton, Gates, Agha Khan etc.) multi-laterals (UN agencies, ICRC - excuse the possibly politically incorrect labelling there!), and even the well-known Consultancy firms in the sector (i.e. GOPA, GFA, Crown Agents, Adam Smith, Chemonics, Coffey, etc.) and others that I would not know where to place, i.e. DAI, MSI, PSI...
But I have come up against a brick wall, and not able to either identify a forum where these kinds of lists exist (used to be able to call in at OCHA for this kind of thing), or have found certain forums i.e. the Humanitarian Forum in Pakistan, which lists the INGOs (but not the others) but has a privacy policy that will not allow access to contact details of the leaders to non-members.
This means I need to rethink my approach strategy, and where possible target direct email addresses of leaders that I can get access to, but also place my electronic survey of perhaps a afew platforms and then request administrators of relevant forums to ask their members to access these in this way.
And for the above reasons and being a bit stumped, I have decided to seek research assistance here. Could you can shed some light, offer ideas, connect me to the people that might provide the type of access I need, or link me to updated email address lists, or even platforms that might assist in me successfully carrying out my research?
As mentioned, specific geo-focus is Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan, and only IHDOs as per the above types...
My time frame is to get the survey 'out there' early April if possible... and whatever assistance you could provide will be really appreciated.
Kind regards,
Adi
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Hello Susi
Thanks for your interest. Whilst i shall be asking whether and to what extent academic qualifications contribute to the success of leadership, I am not asking what qualifications leaders actually have. I trialed this in my first pilot survey, and found, in relation to the outcomes that this was not a pertinent question to ask. 
Current feedback on my second pilot also suggests so far that qualifications are only partly important...
Sorry not to be of more use, and best regards,
Adi
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Nowadays, more and more attention is paid to the importance of assessing MI therapist/ counselor fidelity. Various instruments have been developed to assess MI fidelity, including the MITI, MISC and BECCI. In addition, Madson et al., have developed the CEMI questionnaire in order to assess the client experiences of MI.
Interestingly, I could hardly find any information about the therapist/counselor experiences with their own MI consultations. In other words, is a trained MI therapist/counselor able to correctly classify a conversation as a 'good MI conversation' or a 'bad conversation'? In addition, I could not find a self-assessment instrument to measure the experiences of the therapist/counselor with his/her own level op MI skills.
Therefore, I am wondering if somebody knows more about the possibility of trained MI therapists/counselors to assess their own MI skills correctly. And whether any research has been done on the relationship between such subjective experiences and the (more) objectively measured MI fidelity.
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Dear all, thank you for your replies to my question. In the meantime, I have searched in the literature for relevant evidence on the possibility of counselors/therapists to assess their own MI skills. I have found relevant information in an article of Miller et al (2001/2004). They suggest that counselors' self-report of their MI skills is inaccurate and unrelated to ratings by skilled coders. 
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we performed physico chemical analysis of water for 14 parameters for 11 seasons we wish to perform PCA using MATLAB. is there any consultancy or service provider available for this?
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Maybe you should apply Scilab. It works similarly as Matlab, but it is free. There you can then conduct the Martinez code (program languages are very similar). Otherwise, the R is also good option, but it can be more complicated for the beginner.
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I am planning to use narrative analysis to explore special teachers (SEN teachers) experience's on occupational therapist roles in school setting.
Are they appropriate or they are any suggestions on the methodologies.
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The following references from a recent literature review I undertook may be useful as they involve collaboration and discussion between researchers/teachers and higher education students to develop better support for Indigenous students:
Demosthenous, C.M. 2012, 'Inclusion/exclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Understanding how 'We' matters', Journal of Social Inclusion, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 71-85.
Flood, J. 2013, 'Aboriginal women and higher education: A pilot study of what drives and sustains mature-age Aboriginal women to study at university' in R.G. Craven & J. Mooney (eds), Seeding Success in Indigenous Australian Higher Education, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK. pp. 209-223.
Rigby, W., E. Duffy, J. Manners & H. Latham 2011, 'Closing the Gap: Cultural safety in Indigenous health education', Contemporary Nurse, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 21-30.
Sherwood, J., N. Watson & S. Lighton 2013, 'Peer support: Mentoring responsive and trusting relationships' in R.G. Craven & J. Mooney (eds), Seeding Success in Indigenous Australian Higher Education, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK. pp. 187-208.
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I am working in development of consultancy methods to innovation management in clusters - regions, I am finding articles, paper and other bibliograph how reference frame. Thanks for your colaboration
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You may be interested in the enclosed paper
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There is a high burden of HPV infection in women coming to the antenatal clinic of a referral hospital I mentor. Since I do clinical consultation of HIV and STI related cases they usually keep them for me to see. However we could not provide screening services for CIN and we know that HPV contributes to 90% of cervical ca cases. However we do not provide screening services which means we could not offer the opportunity of treating early cases of CIN thereby preventing advanced ca. Recently I took an online course and exam which I passed on VIA (visual inspection of the cervix using aceton) and the screening involves treating of suspicious cases using cryo therapy which I also could administer. cryotherapy is highly effective and well tolerated. So my question here is that if there is anyone here willing and able to assist me to set up the screening and early treatment as well as prevention of advanced ca of the service in this resource poor setting. Thank you.
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I think that the best way is combination of PAP smear (ecto- and endo-cervical) and Colposcopy.
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Our major area of research is formulation development and in vivo evaluation. We are doing consultancy for industries too for the same. We would also like to do some collaboration under various schemes of Indian governments between two country researchers. We believe that such collaboration will always strengthen the research activities due to involvement of experts. Any one interested for the same, please contact me.
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Yes, I am interested for collaboration. Please let me know terms and conditions
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I am interested in research on the emotions OD practitioners experience as they transition from internal employees to external OD consulting roles.
How do these emotions impact organizational change?
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Thank you Ashutosh for your comments, do you know of any articles/research in this area?
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For a study on site selection in forest we applied an algorithm which finds near optimal cost-efficient, connected sites for conservation (Marxan with Zones). One could think of ways to include stakeholders at certain stages, maybe at the beginning, maybe after the results are there, to consult stakeholders and to include these results as constraints in a consecutive run of a software, model etc. Are there any good examples/references that document such a combination of top-down/bottom-up? 
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Hi Matthias! A few years ago we published a methods paper on using multiple alternative options from Marxan runs as a basis for stakeholder choice...
I pasted a link below. 
Apart from this, some work from my colleague Carissa Klein comes to mind - look for her papers on stakeholders and fisheries in California
Greetings from Brisbane, Simon
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Irrational prescribing of antibiotics is common occurrence and leads to bacterial resistance.
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Restrictions may work in theory, but they usually lead to unethical practices, where physicians will form 'partnerships' with those colleagues that are able to prescribe. Even if the restriction could be effectively enforced, one must also take into consideration patience adherance to the treatment, the failure of which also results in resistance to antibiotics. I believe that the education of both patients and health care practitioners about correct antibiotic use, and especially the dangers of misuse, would be more effective in the long run.