Susan G Straus Free eBooks (1)

Authors: Tora K. Bikson, Susan Adler, Sandra H. Berry, Rebecca L. Collins, Christopher R. Corey, Michael D. Greenberg, Patrick P. Gunn, Brian A. Jackson, Scott Joiner, Susan G. Straus
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: research, participants, rand, responses, human, protecting, directions, change, common, rule, proposed
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In July 2011, an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) was published in the Federal Register titled "Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators." The notice proposes several directions of change in the Common Rule that regulates Institutional Review Board (IRB) protection of human research par......
ISBN: 083304480X, 9780833044808
Authors: Donna O. Farley, Cheryl L. Damberg, M. Susan Ridgely, Melony E. Sorbero, Michael D. Greenberg, Amelia M. Haviland, Stephanie S. Teleki, Peter Mendel, Lily Bradley, Jacob W. Dembosky, Allen Fremont, Teryl K. Nuckols, Rebecca Shaw, Susan G. Straus, Stephani
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Keywords: report, final, evaluation, initiative, safety, ahrq, patient, assessment
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In September 2002, AHRQ entered into a four-year contract with the RAND Corporation to serve as the patient safety evaluation center for its patient safety initiative. The evaluation center is responsible for performing a longitudinal evaluation of the full scope of AHRQ's patient safety activities and for providing regular feedback to support the continuing improvement of this initiative over the......
Authors: Susan G. Straus, Jolene Galegher, Michael G. Shanley, Joy S. Moini
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Keywords: policy, agenda, research, learning, effectiveness, distributed, improving
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As part of an ambitious plan to transform its training practices, the U.S. Army is in the process of converting 525 training courses to distributed learning (DL) by the year 2010.DL provides decentralized training using one or more information and communication technologies or a combination of classroom training and technology-mediated training.This report reviews the state of research on learning......
Authors: Susan G. Straus, Tora K. Bikson, Edward Balkovich, John F. Pane
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Keywords: law, enforcement, units, blackberry, assessing, technology, action, teams, mobile
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This research explores the effectiveness of mobile wireless information and communication technologies (ICTs) for law enforcement teams. Pilot trials of RIM BlackBerries in two U.S. law enforcement organizations provided an opportunity to assess acceptance, use, and perceived performance benefits as well as factors influencing these outcomes. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews, us......
Authors: Susan G. Straus, Andrew M. Parker, James B. Bruce, Jacob W. Dembosky
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Keywords: group, outcomes, analytic, teams, processes, interaction, matters, review, effects
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This Working Paper explores the implications of using groups to perform intelligence analysis. This report reviews theory and research on the effects of group interaction processes on judgment and decision making in analytical teams. It describes the benefits and drawbacks of using groups for analytical work, common processes that prevent groups from reaching optimal levels of performance, and str......
ISBN: 083303426X, 9780833034267
Authors: Robert H. Anderson, Tora K. Bikson, Rosalind Lewis, Joy S. Moini, Susan G. Straus
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Keywords: governance, structures, processes, state, lessons, information, technology, effective
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Created in 1995, the California Department of Information Technology (DOIT) was to provide leadership, guidance, and oversight for IT initiatives and projects throughout the state. The complexity of the state's governance and other circumstances created challenges for DOIT as it attempted to achieve its mission. In 2002, the agency's sunset clause was allowed to take effect and it ceased to exist.......
ISBN: 0833034480, 9780833034489
Authors: Susan G. Straus, Valerie L. Williams, John R. Bondanella, David M. Oaks, Emile Ettedgui
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: service, support, staff, combat, training, assessments, microworld, designing
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This report summarizes and extends RAND research on process-oriented training for Army combat service support (CSS) command and control (C2). RAND developed and piloted an approach to CSS C2 training involving new training structure, content, and methods. The goals of the training were to emphasize a proactive approach to materiel distribution, enable trainees to understand the dynamic complexity ......
ISBN: 0833047272, 9780833047274
Authors: Susan G. Straus, Michael G. Shanley, Rachel M. Burns, Anisah Waite, James C. Crowley
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Keywords: instruction, courseware, multimedia, interactive, army, assessment, improving
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An important component of The Army Distributed Learning Program's (TADLP's) performance is the quality of its courses, which consist primarily of asynchronous interactive multimedia instruction (IMI). However, there are no current efforts to assess course quality at the program level. This report outlines a comprehensive approach to evaluating the quality of IMI within TADLP. In addition, it descr......
ISBN: 0833046616, 9780833046611
Authors: Michael G. Shanley, Matthew W. Lewis, Susan G. Straus, Jeff Rothenberg, Lindsay Daugherty
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: training, content, digital, reuse, increasing, prospects
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RAND was asked to examine how the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative and the Department of Defense (DoD) more broadly might encourage the reuse of digital training content as a strategy to reduce the cost of its development. The study focused primarily on the extent to which incentives and other enablers currently are and might be used to encourage training development (TD) organizatio......
ISBN: 0833052128, 9780833052124
Authors: Susan G. Straus, Michael G. Shanley, Douglas Yeung, Jeff Rothenberg, Elizabeth D. Steiner, Kristin J. Leuschner
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Keywords: distributed, learning, army, evaluating, tools, metrics, new
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Distributed learning (DL) is a key element of the Army's training strategy, and the Army has ambitious goals for expanding the future use of DL and for changing how it is developed and delivered. Program-level evaluation of DL can play an essential role in accomplishing those goals and in identifying strategic directions for the overall program. This report describes a series of studies designed t......
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