Search for dissertations about: "critical appraisal"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words critical appraisal.

  1. 1. Persuasiveness in the discourse of wine The rhetoric of Robert Parker

    University dissertation from Växjö, Kalmar : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Charlotte Hommerberg; Linnéuniversitetet.; [2011]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; appraisal; assessment; critical discourse analysis; evaluation; persuasiveness; pragma-dialectics; recommendation; rhetoric; rhetorical argumentation; Robert Parker; text analysis; wine review; winespeak; Engelsk språkvetenskap; English;

    Abstract : The primary purpose of this study is to explore a case of remarkably powerful contemporary rhetoric, namely Robert Parker’s wine writing, which has had an unprecedented impact in the world of prestigious wine for more than two decades. Parker, an American autodidact who gave up his career in law to become a fulltime wine critic, is considered the most influential critic of all time. READ MORE

  2. 2. Multidimensional assessment of people with chronic pain : A critical appraisal of the Person, Environment, Occupation model

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Marie-Louise Schult; Uppsala universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medical sciences; Chronic pain; evaluation; occupational therapy; rehabilitation; vocational assessment; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; omvårdnadsforskning med medicinsk inriktning; Caring Sciences;

    Abstract : The present thesis is an attempt to organize the phenomena to be assessed and the methods for assessment in the management of chronic pain, using a conceptual model. To that aim, the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO ) model was evaluated in several respects, e.g. origin and credibility. READ MORE

  3. 3. Evidence-based practice behind the scenes How evidence in social work is used and produced

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Alexander Björk; Anders Bergmark; Lena Hübner; Morten Sager; Oscarsson Lars; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Evidence-based practice; Evidence-based medicine; Addiction severity index; Motivational interviewing; critical appraisal; ethnography; social work; substance abuse; science and technology studies; standardization; socialt arbete; Social Work;

    Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to examine empirically what Evidence-based practice (EBP) and its standardized procedures become when put into practice in social work. EBP builds on the idea that professional practice should be based on systematic and reliable knowledge of the interventions and instruments used in this work. READ MORE

  4. 4. As if Peoples Mattered: Critical Appraisal of "Peoples" and "Minorities" from the International Human Rights Perspective and Beyond

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Zelim Tskhovrebov; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Self-Actualization; Individuation; Games; Self-Determination; International Law; Peoples; Minorities; Human rights; Mänskliga rättigheter;

    Abstract : The subject matter of the thesis is the comprehensive - legal and multidisciplinary - analysis of the terms 'peoples' and 'minorities' in international law. The argument of the author proceeds in four parts: the Problematique which deals with the 'minority challenge' and the international normative response to that challenge; the Critique, criticizing the basic underlying assumptions of the discourse; the Diagnostics, diagnosing the causative factors behind the normative 'malaise'; and the Resolutique, recapping the best international law of human rights offers for the solution of the 'minority' problem on the one hand, and suggesting new ways of looking on the problem, on the other. READ MORE

  5. 5. Fundamentals of a Methodology for Predictive Design Analysis

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Martin Eriksson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Predictive design analysis; Generic design analysis process model; Confidence appraisal activities; Computer-based design analysis; Engineering design; Integration;

    Abstract : The rapid development of computer-based design analysis tools and methods such as the finite element method (FEM) within computational structural mechanics (CSM), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and multi-body systems (MBS) during recent decades has fundamentally changed the way in which products are designed and developed. Among the many advantages observed in industrial practice, one can mention improved understanding of product properties and behavior, the possibility to optimize critical design parameters and to optimize parts as well as the entire product at a system level, the possibility to explore a design space during the synthesis activity, and a decrease of the need for physical testing and thus of the number of physical prototypes needed. READ MORE