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Background: Recent years have shown an increased application of prospective trajectory-oriented approaches to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although women are generally considered at increased PTSD risk, sex and gender differences in PTSD symptom trajectories have not yet been extensively studied. Objective: To perform an in-depth invest...
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Research in the medical field does not stop evolving. This evolution obliges doctors to be up-to-date in order to well manage every situation that may occur with their patients. However, the medical field is very sensitive and requires a great deal of precision, all of that poses a major problem. Consequently, there is a recourse to computer scienc...
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Background The capacity to use data linkage and artificial intelligence to estimate and predict health indicators varies across European countries. However, the estimation of health indicators from linked administrative data is challenging due to several reasons such as variability in data sources and data collection methods resulting in reduced in...
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The capacity to substitute cement with wash sand waste powder gives a technological and long-term benefit in today’s construction industry. The current research looks at how to anticipate the properties of cement and concrete that have been fused with wash sand waste powder. The percentage of cement that has been replaced varies from 0%, 5%, 7.5%,...
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Land is a major factor of production and a vital asset in the socio-economic development of any country or society. Due to the continuous increase in urban population, resulting in rapid urbanisation, access to urban land has become a challenge. This paper examines the factors that influence access to urban land for private housing development in...
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Ageing is a progressive and irreversible process characterized by changes that can influence the quality of life of the person; at this stage of the evolutionary cycle comorbidities are presented, including those related to the organs of the senses, which are prominent and constitute a critical and multifactorial problem with serious public health...
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Factor analysis (FA) is a statistical technique invented by Charles Spearman in 1904 for psychometric analysis. The starting point of this study is Alfred Marshall's methodological postulates on temporal and causal isolation, which precede the application of FA in economics. In economic analyses, despite the basic methodological procedures, such as...
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The potential of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) systems is usually evaluated based on recent metocean data and assuming the stationarity of the MRE resource. Yet, different studies in the literature have shown long-term resource variations and even the connection between ocean warming and wave power variations. Therefore, it is crucial to accurately...
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Mutual funds over the years has become quite popular investment products. There are different types of mutual fund schemes like large cap, mid cap, thematic fund, sector fund etc. when one considers the investment and the risk reward ratio. Performance in terms of mutual fund is to compare the expected return with actual return. present paper studi...
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The growing importance of groundwater as a freshwater supply in semi-arid areas such as the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site (VDWHS) demands the judicious management and development of this vital resource. The increased demand for groundwater due to the contamination of surface water, coupled with the lack of information on hydrological interacti...
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Bulk density (ρb), a soil physical property critical for estimating soil carbon storing potentials, is often under-reported in many tropical soil databases because of the difficulty and tedious nature of its measurement in the field. In this study, a pedotransfer function was developed to estimate the bulk density of topsoils (0–30 cm) of Nimbia Fo...
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An attempt has been made to examine rural-urban relations in Ahmednagar district to the geographical point of view. The entire paper is based on secondary source of data which obtained from census 2011 report. Data has been processed and analyzed by applying statistical techniques such as mean, standard deviation, coefficient of variability and coe...
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The use of water resources for energy generation, generally, involves the design of artificial dams and reservoirs. The construction of reservoirs may be associated with socio-environmental impacts. The use of statistical techniques and indexes to assess surface water quality data has been an efficient tool for understanding the spatial dynamics of...
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The Peruvian Amazon plain has abundant natural resources and is home to great biodiversity, which makes it an area with high economic potential. However, the use of its resources through various activities has contributed to the release of heavy metals (HMs) into its soils, generating severe pollution problems which have mainly affected the health...
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The objective of the study is to find out the effects of excessive use of smartphone on the health of the university students in Bangladesh. A closed ended questionnaire with five point Likert scale is used to collect data as the scores of agreed level for different selected issues. A total number of 289 respondents out of 350 students provide info...
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Background and Objectives: The outbreak of the Coronavirus posed a serious crisis to commercial and educational organizations and institutions. In the face of such a crisis, the transition from face-to-face to virtual education was one of the strategies of educational institutions, especially schools, and this caused increased additional work press...
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Students have become more concerned about their university selection and are more demanding of the universities they chose. In this highly competitive environment, universities need to understand these expectations. This study examines how undergraduate students perceived the service quality in their higher education institution. To answer that que...
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Reliability refers to how measurements can produce consistent results and are crucial for any scientific research measurement. Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) is the most widely used method to determine the reproducibility of measurements of various statistical techniques. Calculated ICC and its confidence interval that reveal the underlyi...
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Multivariate models for longitudinal data attempt to examine change in multiple variables as well as their interrelations over time. In this study, we present a Mixed-Effects Model with Crossed Random effects (MEM-CR) for individuals and variables, and compare it with two existing structural equation models for multivariate longitudinal data, namel...
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The purpose of the present study was to explore the educational adjustment among secondary school students in relation to academic achievement. Descriptive research method was used in the study. In this survey study, the investigators used stratified random sampling technique for selecting the sample from the population. Present study was conducted...
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Cashless society is a system in which all purchases of goods and services are made by credit card or e-payments system. It is a policy that reduces the amount of physical cash that people carry around. Therefore, the system heavily rely on the alternative banking channels (contactless payments terminals) to achieve it purpose. The Central Bank of N...
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In this study, statistical techniques (i.e. correlation and regression models) were used to analyze relationship and influence of the global southern oscillation index (SOI) on rainfall variability in Rivers State of Nigeria. Rivers State, which has its boundary on the south with the Atlantic Ocean, is characterized by seasonal, heavy, variable and...
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This article discusses a number of incorrect statements appearing in textbooks on data analysis, machine learning, or computational methods; the common theme in all these cases is the relevance and application of statistics to the study of scientific or engineering data; these mistakes are also quite prevalent in the research literature. Crucially,...
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Purpose-The study on the relationship between accounting conservatism and earnings quality is not new. However, the results are inconsistent and mixed, and to some degree, even contradictory , which represents a gap in the literature. The purpose of this study is to provide some explanations for these mixed results in the literature by investigatin...
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Abstract In this review chapter, the authors presented a systematic exposition to the concept of Response Surface Methodology (RSM) for applications by Scientists, Engineers, Technologists and Industries. (RSM) is an empirical model which employs the use of mathematical and statistical techniques in relating input variables otherwise known as facto...
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Disentangling the relative importance of different biodiversity drivers (i.e., climate, edaphic, historical factors, or human impact) to predict plant species richness at the local scale is one of the most important challenges in ecology. Biodiversity modelling is a key tool for the integration of these drivers and the predictions generated are ess...
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In this paper, on an example of industrial output indexes of 27 OECD countries, we examine the benefits of using modal regression to compute forecasts of macroeconomic indicators. Modal regression is a relatively new statistical technique, which serves the purpose of modelling the mode of the dependent variable with the help of certain covariates....
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This paper contains the specification of functional and nonfunctional requirements of a CNN (Convolutional Neural Network) model to identify masses in liver ultrasounds. A neural network model based on CNN was implemented, which performs the analysis of ultrasound images of the liver, identifying the presence of masses or not in them. CNN can be ex...
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Background: Blood transfusion is an important concern for the society, as it is life saving for patients with bleeding disorders, accidents, surgeries, acquired haematological diseases and malignancies. The frequency of four main blood groupssystemsvariesthroughoutthecountry. Aim&Objective:TheobjectiveofthestudywastoidentifydistributionofABOandRhbl...
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The wear behaviour of hot pressed AA 2618 aluminium alloy matrix composites reinforced through nano Si3N4 elements (1 percent and 2 percent) has been investigated in this paper. Temperatures of 50°C, 150°C, and 250°C were used to examine the tribological characteristics of the models under a range of loads and pressures. The best wear performance w...
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The survival of an organization in the contemporary competitive and dynamic global business environment is associated with its creative workforce. This study explores the impact of transformational leadership (TL) and employee adaptiveness on workforce creativity. The mediating role of employee adaptiveness and the moderating role of knowledge shar...
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We require direction in a variety of areas. Guidance in different area help us to achieve goal without wasting our time. This study aims to examine the guidance needs of secondary school girl students of border area of Amritsar District. The investigator has adopted the survey method of research. For the present study, the sample consisted of total...
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The gains of green buildings are replete in literature. However, the role of the property valuer in the valuation of green buildings still remains unclear. The study aims to assess the barriers and factors influencing the implementation of green building valuation in the residential property sector of South Africa. The research employs a quantitati...
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Background. PCOS is a prevalent endocrine and metabolic disorder in women characterized by abnormal blood glucose, dyslipidemia, and abnormal mental health. To improve patient care, the goal of our study is to find out if there are differences in how PCOS patients are treated at different hospital levels within the hierarchical medical system. Meth...
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By distributing a well-structured questionnaire to 200 employees chosen at random, this descriptive research assesses and understand the depth of task performance and job satisfaction that is predominant among employees in the Software Industry, as well as investigate the impact of task performance on job satisfaction. Numerous statistical techniqu...
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Seventeen scientists met for this year’s conference on Auxology held at Krobielowice castle, Poland, to discuss growth and public health concerns. The regulation of growth is complex and besides metabolic and endocrine components including hypothalamic releasing factors, growth hormone and multiple downstream effectors, comprises the full spectrum...
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In the era of Big Data, many scientific disciplines and engineering activities rely on cumulative databases, consisting of many entries derived from different experiments and studies, to investigate complex problems. Their contents can be analysed with much finer granularity than with the usual meta-analytic tools, based on summary statistics such...
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The water quality of Himalayan rivers and streams is deteriorating due to multitude of anthropogenic and natural influences and the changes are more pronounced in smaller hill basins with high human influx. Inadequate data and lack of monitoring further exacerbate the situation. The surface water quality of one such hill stream, Neeru was evaluated...
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Groundwater pollution of the watershed is mainly influenced by the multifaceted interactions of natural and anthropogenic process. To analyse the spatial–temporal variation and pollution source identification and apportionment, the dataset was subjected to a globally acknowledged coherent technique using water quality indices and chemometric techni...
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The purpose of the present study was to determine the combined effect of two different training methods on selected performance parameters i.e. Speed and Muscular Strength Endurance among inter College Male Football Players. To achieve the purpose of the study, the subject were selected totally thirty Intercollege male football players were selecte...
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The purpose of the present study was to determine the combined effect of SAQ training and Skill Training on Speed and Dribbling Ability among inter College Male Football Players. To achieve the purpose of the study, the subject were selected totally thirty Intercollege male football players were selected from Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangan...
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The determination of the current study was to examine the combined effect of Plyometric training and Skill training on Leg Explosive Power and Shooting ability of inter College Male Football Players. To complete the purpose of the study, the subjects was selected totally thirty Intercollege male football players were selected from Osmania Universit...
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This study assesses the concentrations of the 54 ozone precursors (all being volatile organic compounds (VOCs)) detected at the four photochemical assessment monitoring stations that are part of the air quality monitoring network in the Kaohsiung-Pingtung area in Taiwan. Factor and cluster analyses of the multivariate statistical analysis are perfo...
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It has been around 20-25 years since the internet was first developed for public use, and since then the number of users has been increasing exponentially. In a recent report, there are around 313 million internet users, out of which 276.8 million are mobile internet users and internet penetration is 90.3% (Johnson, 2021). With the development of w...
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Due to the continual fusion reaction, the sun generates tremendous energy. This solar energy is freely available and can be extracted by installing a large-scale solar power plant. Therefore, such PV solar plants are key contributors to cutting the energy deficit in remote areas. This study focused on predicting a 10-year performance analysis of a...
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Introduction: Medical reports of patients admitted to the emergency services has been modified due to the social distancing needed in the COVID-19 epidemic. For this reason, it is essential to know the family members' perceptions about telephone medical reports. Objective: To determine the perception of care by family members of patients hospita...
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Site specific seismic hazard assessment needs a ground motion amplification model of the investigated region. This model allows to highlight areas that can be strongly affected by earthquake ground motion, which is a crucial information for earthquake mitigation. Site response can be investigated by using technique such as standard spectral ratio,...
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This paper investigated the effect of agricultural productivity on economic growth. The current study used a survey approach to collect data from respondents. The population of the study consists of the entire farmers in Kebbi State. Population parameters in most statistical research studies are usually unknown and have to be estimated from the sam...
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Air quality (AQ) forecasting systems are usually built upon physics-based numerical models that are affected by a number of uncertainty sources. In order to reduce forecast errors, first and foremost the bias, they are often coupled with model output statistics (MOS) modules. MOS methods are statistical techniques used to correct raw forecasts at s...
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The broad objective of this study is to investigate the determinants of profit in the Nigerian banking sector.The study employed a panel research design, with bank specific and macroeconomic data sourced from annual reports and Central Bank of Nigeria Statistical Bulletin covering the period 2006 to 2012. The data panel were analyzed using Ordinary...
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Credit risk poses substantial exposure both to the banks and the economy; a scenario evident in East Africa financial crises; this is in part owing to the fact that the banking sector is vital in any economy. The decline of profitability within the banking industry and financial losses can be attributed to credit exposures that went awry. This unde...
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In the manuscript, the blue quasar SDSS J105816.19+544310.2 (=SDSS J1058+5443) at redshift 0.479 is reported as so-far the best candidate of true type-2 quasar with disappearance of central BLRs. There are so-far no definite conclusions on the very existence of true type-2 AGN, mainly due to detected optical broad emission lines in high quality spe...
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Introduction Quality improvement (QI) is a growing field of inquiry in healthcare, including neonatology. However, there is limited information on the study setting, and the methodologic approaches used to develop, implement and evaluate QI interventions in neonatology studies. In this study, we describe these intervention characteristics and appro...
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The enormous burden of work related injuries has created a global concern and major risk factors may be traced to exposure to chemical, biological, mechanical and electrical hazards among others. Laboratory chemical safety control is critical and important to the avoidance of hazards and therefore this study identify the level of awareness and comp...
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The demand for shale gas has propelled researchers to focus on precise and high-resolution stratigraphic divisions for homogeneous shales, of which the late-Ordovician Wufeng (O3w) and the early-Silurian Longmaxi (S1l) formations in southwest China are two of the best candidates for shale gas exploration in China. However, systematic chemostratigra...
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Background According to USAIDs in 2016 report globally, there are an estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV and 1.8 million became newly infected with the virus while 1 million lost their lives because of HIV. Unsafe premarital sexual practice is the major factors that contribute the transmission of HIV/AIDS throughout the world. Therefore,...
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Various methodologies including genetic analyses, morphometrics, proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomics, etc. are now used or being developed to authenticate fish and seafood. Such techniques usually lead to the generation of enormous amounts of data. The analysis and interpretation of this information can be particularly challenging. Statistical tec...
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Recent developments in terms of meteorological models and wind generation technologies call for an improved representation of the spatiotemporal variability of the wind conditions, in order to efficiently support strategic planning at the national scale. To do so, we have developed the new Italian Wind Atlas – Atlante EOLico ItaliANo (AEOLIAN), bui...
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Feature screening is a popular and efficient statistical technique in processing ultrahigh-dimensional data. When a regression model consists both categorical and continuous predictors, a unified feature screening procedure is needed. Thus, we propose a unified mean-variance sure independence screening (UMV-SIS) for this setup. The mean-variance (M...
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Background Cognitive therapy and behavioural activation are both widely applied and effective psychotherapies for depression, but it is unclear which works best for whom. Individual participant data (IPD) meta-analysis allows for examining moderators at the participant level and can provide more precise effect estimates than conventional meta-analy...
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This research foremost intention is to investigate the corporate governance structure effect on the firm’s performance of the Indian-listed companies. The study was based on a six-year financial figure from FY 2014–2015 to FY 2019–2020 of Indian-listed companies on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The study applied the panel data statics model such...
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Actuary is a qualified profession related with analyzing financial influence of risk for businesses via application of mathematical and statistical skills. Actuaries foresee and minimize financial uncertainty. Actuary is the professional title given to a person who employs statistical techniques and mathematical skills to assess the probability and...
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Video communication has been rapidly increasing over the past decade, with YouTube providing a medium where users can post, discover, share, and react to videos. There has also been an increase in the number of videos citing research articles, especially since it has become relatively commonplace for academic conferences to require video submission...
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The purpose of the present study was to study the difference on social anxiety and psychological well-being of undergraduate students on the basis of their gender and locality and, to study the correlation between social anxiety and psychological well-being of undergraduate students. As sample of the study, 200 undergraduate (UG) students (i.e.9...
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As the run-of-river (RoR) hydropower projects remain understudied, we conducted this study to understand how these projects affect the hydro-chemical dynamics and water quality index (WQI) of the Sindh River in the Kashmir Himalayas. We used multivariate statistical techniques and WQI to identify the spatiotemporal dynamics of 18 physico-chemical p...
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The extraordinary situation at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March 2020, led the population to confront this new reality and the risks derived from it. The aim of this research was to find out the social effects that were being generated at that time among the populat...
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The current study perceives at the concentration and diversification of key fruit crops in different districts of Himachal Pradesh. The research is based on secondary data spanning 30 years from 1990-91 to 2020-21. The evaluation is based on 14 major fruit crops. Simple statistical technique of percentages has been applied to ascertain the proporti...