Search for dissertations about: "perceptual assessment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 36 swedish dissertations containing the words perceptual assessment.

  1. 1. The sensational hand. Clinical assessment after nerve repair

    Author : Birgitta Rosén; Malmö Handkirurgi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; substitution of senses; artificial sensibility; reliability; validity; diagnose-specific; documentation; assessment; longitudinal; functional outcome; hand; sensibility; ulnar nerve; nerve repair; median nerve; brain plasticity; Surgery; orthopaedics; traumatology; Kirurgi; ortopedi; traumatologi;

    Abstract : Following the transection and repair of major nerve trunks in the forearm, the functional outcome is influenced by mechanisms in the peripheral, as well as in the central nervous system. In the present thesis the interest is focused on assessment of the outcome after nerve repair, central nervous factors influencing the outcome, and sense substitution to compensate for sensory loss. READ MORE

  2. 2. Aerodynamic assessment of velopharyngeal function in speech

    Author : Hans Dotevall; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Speech production measurements; speech aerodynamics; velopharyngeal function; nasal airflow; perceptual speech evaluation; hypernasality; cleft palate speech; sleep disordered breathing; snoring; sleep apnea;

    Abstract : Velopharyngeal function in speech was assessed by aerodynamic techniques, which were developed and tested. Temporal and dynamic characteristics of the nasal airflow pattern during the velopharyngeal closing phase in speech were studied in different patient groups. Its validity in relation to listener's perceptual evaluation of speech was analyzed. READ MORE

  3. 3. An investigation of qualitative research methodology for perceptual audio evaluation

    Author : Dan Nyberg; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Qualitative methods; Audio; Sound; Audio technology; Subjective assessment; Naive Listeners; Information technology - Other information technology; Ljudteknik; Kvalitativa metoder; Ljudkvalité; Lyssningstest; Informationsteknik - Övrig informationsteknik; Ljudteknik; Audio Technology;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates whether a qualitative research method, using phenomenological interviews and analysis, can be successfully applied to perceptual audio research, a field heretofore that has mainly used quantitative methods. The method is investigated by studying the types of information elicited by the method and the information’s usefulness and relevance to the conducted study. READ MORE

  4. 4. Children with visual disorders : cognitive development, developmental disorders and consequences for treatment and counselling

    Author : Ulla Ek; Michael Brambring; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; visually impaired; children; development; developmental disorders; assessment; Psychology; Psykologi; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : The causes of visual impairment and blindness has changed over the years, in Sweden and in other industrialised countries, giving rise to a new population of visually impaired children. Damages to the posterior visual pathway and the brain are now common causes of visual impairment. READ MORE

  5. 5. Persuasiveness in the discourse of wine : The rhetoric of Robert Parker

    Author : Charlotte Hommerberg; Carita Paradis; Maria Lindgren; Geoff Thompson; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : appraisal; assessment; critical discourse analysis; evaluation; persuasiveness; pragma-dialectics; recommendation; rhetoric; rhetorical argumentation; Robert Parker; text analysis; wine review; winespeak; English; Engelsk språkvetenskap;

    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